Terms of Reference (TOR) to Conduct Laboratory Training for Health Workers in Sahil Region, Somaliland
 
Reference: EPHS Lab Training
 
Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday, 7th June 2013
 
Health Poverty Action-HPA (formerly known as Health Unlimited) is a British NGO, which aims to create a world in which the most vulnerable communities can enjoy their rights to health and well-being. 
We give priority to the most excluded and, in particular, indigenous people and
communities affected by conflict and political instability.
 
HPA under the financial support of DFID through the Health Consortium Somalia (HCS) is implementing a Maternal and Child Health programme piloting the ‘Essential Packages of Health Services (EPHS) in Sahil Region of Somaliland.
 
This is a comprehensive program with interventions ranging from human resources for health, building institutional capability of health facilities to provision of support to referrals and medical supplies and equipment.
 
Sahil Region – The Context
 
The Sahil Region (Saaxil), one of the six administrative regions of Somaliland shares boundaries with The Gulf of Eden and Maroodi Jeex, Sanaag, Togdheer and Awdal regions.
 
Although the capital Berbera is a modern town with urban characteristics, majority of the population live in rural areas with agro-pastoralists and nomadic lifestyles. Difficult geographic terrains and a hot harsh weather characterize Sahil. Harmful traditional practices such as FGM and GBV are common. It has the highest HIV prevalence in Somaliland with no adequate VCT facilities.
 
HPA under the current program covers the entire Sahil region with 4 referral health centres, 6 health centres 15 primary health care units and Berbera (regional) hospital. 
Since commencement of HPA support, all the 4-tiers of health facilities are now fully operational in the region.
The Primary health care unit (lowest level of health service staffed by Community Health Worker-CHW) provides basic health services to community. 
The PHUs play a role of providing basic services and health education, and informing upper level facilities if there are any obstetric patients or where specialized care is required. TBAs and Community Health Committee support to CHW in PHU level.
 
The second level is the Health Centre. This facility is staffed by two qualified nurses, one midwife, two auxiliaries, one health aid, cleaner and watchman. This facility provides basic emergency obstetric care (BEOC) and other general health services such as OPD, ANC/PNC, health education, nutrition and pharmacy.
 
All complicated cases, if they receive are referred to the Referral Health Centre or Berbera hospital. HPA and MOH have provided 7 ambulances stationed in the RHCs and Berbera hospital to support emergency services. The Referral Health Centres provide BEOC/CEOC (CEOC service are expected to start soon) and other services such as services OPD, ANC/PNC, health education, nutrition, pharmacy, ambulance and laboratory. 
This facility is staffed by Clinical officer (Incharge), four qualified nurses, three midwives, one laboratory technician, one auxiliary, two health aids, two cleaners and two guards. This facility provides 24/7 services.

Berbera hospital is the final referral point in Sahil region providing specialised services such as CEOC, assisted delivery, child health, Nutrition, TB, mental health, x-ray, ultrasound, ECG, laboratory, VCT etc.
 
Laboratory needs
 
HPA has supports the infrastructural establishment of the health system in the region. In the referral health centres it has established fully equipped operating theatre rooms, maternity wards and laboratory rooms to support diagnosis. Proper diagnosis of most health cases depends on laboratory services, examination and report. Accessible, high-quality laboratory services are critical to the deliver quality health services. 
They provide support for the day to day routines of diagnosing illnesses presented by patients, disease surveillance activities, assessment of the adequacy of treatment for infectious and chronic diseases, and development of more sensitive methods for the detection of preventable illnesses.
 
Sahil is a challenging terrain with harsh weather patterns. 
As a result, it attracts relatively youthful health workforce. 
Laboratory technicians working in referral health centres for instance are fresh graduates locally trained in Somaliland institutions. 
They don’t have any practical skills or training on laboratory. 
In Berbera hospital, there are 10 staffs of technician and assistant in laboratory unit (General laboratory, HIV, TB and Blood Bank). 
However they have not had continuing professional development related to improved laboratory skills other than blood banking and transfusion (2011), HIV counselling (2012) and chemical & biohazard safety training (2013).
 
They have many modern laboratory equipment supported by agencies and also donated by diaspora Somali groups and other therefore remain non-functional, due to the lack of operation skills. 
HPA in light of this gap is putting up efforts to revitalise human resources in laboratory sections of the hospital and RHCs through practical training and skills improvement.
 
This TOR development is a result of consultative efforts and request by the regional health office for skills support in laboratory field.
 
Main Objective: To improve clinical laboratory skills on major tests of 15 staffs of Berbera hospital and four-referral health centres of Sahil.
 
Specific Objectives
 
The training will seek to fulfill the following objectives:
  • Relate the role of the clinical laboratory to the total patient care and enhance professional ownership and accountability.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the major basic laboratory tests, most specialized laboratory testing and some esoteric laboratory testing.
  • Review current knowledge and make clinical decisions regarding the correlation of patient results, validity of those results and the need for additional testing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency by discussing, interpreting and utilizing quality control methods to maintain laboratory accuracy and precision.
  • Apply established quality assurance practices in respect to patient care
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory instrumentation and recognize when to refer repairs to the appropriately trained source.
  • Provide an understanding on managing lab supplies chain
  • Patient and staff safety procedures and proper management of lab waste
  • Record keeping and reporting of lab activities
Deliverables:
  • Submit a protocol and tools for the skills assessment
  • Carry out the laboratory skills assessment of both Hospital and Referral Health Centre’s laboratory technicians and set up the three level of training i.e. Basic level, intermediate level (six months later) and advance level (one year later)
  • Develop laboratory training protocol and materials including handouts and presentations
  • Prepare a report on the training including outcomes, with pragmatic future steps and certification
Time Frame
 
Total duration of this assignment will be 20 days (10 days basic level, 5 days intermediate level and 5 days advance level) in field training. 
Preparation, travel days and report duration will be negotiable.
 
Supervision: The consultant (trainer) will work under the supervision of the programme manager in consultation with the APM.

Proposal submission

Qualified consultants/firms are invited to submit technical and financial proposals to consultancies@healthunlimited.or.ke
 
Please indicate the reference, EPHS Lab Training, of the Call for Consultancy in the e-mail subject line.
 
The deadline for submission of technical and financial proposals is on Friday, 7th June 2013
Request for Proposals 
Consultancy Services for the Conduct of a Job Evaluation
 
VSF Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.
In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.
 
Aims and Objectives
 
The objective of this consultancy is to identify a suitable consultancy firm to conduct a comprehensive job evaluation exercise within VSF Belgium to ensure that all Thirty (30) job positions are appropriately classified and aligned to achieve internal equity.
 
Specific Objectives
 
a) Develop a framework that would determine the relative value and size of individual jobs under a fair and equitable assessment process.
 
b) Establish the classification and level of individual jobs based on the job description.
 
c) Establish a framework to determine the grade levels and the consequent salary steps for all positions.
 
d) Make recommendations for implementing the results.
 
Deliverables
 
a) Complete up to date job profiles for each job grade within VSF Belgium.
 
b) A report of the job analysis and evaluation process.
 
c) Provide any other useful findings that would benefit VSF Belgium in attraction and retention of Human Resources.

Submission of Proposal.
 
The Proposal should include:
 
1. Technical Proposal
 
2. Profile of the firm
 
3. Profile of the personnel to be involved in the work, with emphasis on academic and professional qualifications as well as specific experience in conducting job evaluation.
 
4. Job evaluations carried out by the firm in the last 3 or 5 years including contact details in the organizations served.
 
5. Proposed Methodology
 
6. Proposed work plan
 
7. The work plan shall include a comprehensive time schedule for carrying out the consultancy with a commencement date of 17th June 2013.
 
8. The Financial proposal shall clearly indicate the total cost of carrying out the exercise be adequately detailed for evaluation purposes.
 
Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals
 
Procedure:
 
Both technical and financial evaluations will be evaluated together.
 
The Technical proposal will be evaluated based on the following general areas:
  • Firm’s experience in the field of assignment
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives
  • Proposed Methodology
  • Proposed work plan
  • The qualifications and relevant experience of the personnel
The Financial proposal will be evaluated on the basis of cost, lead-time and proposed payment terms.
 
Please send your proposals (reference “Job Evaluation-2013”), by e-mail to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke on or before 1st June 2013
Job Title : C.R.M. Administrator

Reporting : Chief Executive Officer

Supervises : Marketing Manager and Product Managers
(Minimum of seven (7) years experience with proven track record)

Position Overview

Our client is an ICT company that prides itself in delivery of cost-effective future proof solutions, backed by exemplary customer service.

The responsibility of this position is the management, implementation and support of the Customer Relationship Management system.

The position involves dealing with internal and external customers to improve business profitability.

The position is responsible for managing departmental budget. 
We endeavor to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our clients and able to deliver our commercial strategy.

Job Responsibilities
  • Implement a CRM System for SDS including:
  1. Coordination of software implementation
  2. Checking, testing and implementing changes to software for relevant users and third parties
  3. Handling all aspects associated with CRM Application
  • Customize, edit and interpret the system on the CRM as per the company requirements.
  • Develop information and reporting solutions using Crystal Reports. Train the users how to run these reports.
  • System Administration for the security of users.
  • Monitor data entered onto the CRM system to check for anomalies, correcting as necessary.
  • Provide efficient and prompt IT Support, providing solutions, advice and guidance for all users.
  • Refer faults which cannot be rectified to the relevant internal/external support arrangements.
  • Assist in the development/preparation of statistical information on a scheduled basis or through individual requests for the CRM.
  • Provide troubleshooting and support on the CRM system for improving the overall function.
  • Give proper and useful information regarding the proposed changes to the system.
  • Provide training and assistance to new employees on the CRM
  • Attend regular meetings with users and managers of the CRM.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and responsibility level of this post.
  • Exercise the responsibilities as defined in the company Safety Policy in respect of Health and Safety.
Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications

Qualifications Required
  • Degree level education or equivalent with experience of people management.
  • Technical certifications: CISCO, CITRIX, SIEMON would have added advantage.
  • CIM or equivalent qualification at an advanced level
Essential Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience within the IT and / or Construction industries is beneficial.
  • Extensive experience in client management.
  • Well developed understanding of marketing and business development strategy and implementation.
  • Customer Relations Management Administrator Proven strategic aptitude and ability.
  • Experience of brand building and brand development
  • Demonstration of delivering ROI and strong leadership skills are a prerequisite.
  • Ability to evaluate and drive change across the business to translate business requirements into actionable plans and strategies
Work Conditions
  • The holder may be required to work extra hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.
Disclaimer Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.
 
Only candidates fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email their application together with a detailed and updated CV, indicating your availability, expected and current salary via email to:philip@dafinaconsultants.com

On the Subject line clearly indicate “Customer Relations Management Administrator”.

Deadline for application is 24th May 2013.
We are seeking an Assistant Accountant who is aged at least 23 years of age to join our fast growing organization.
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Completion of at least CPA Part 2 and above.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce will be added advantage.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office application – Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of any accounting package. Knowledge of quickbooks will be an added advantage.
Skills Required
  • Good Communication skills
  • Exceptional grooming skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organizational and work skills
  • Ability to go beyond the scope of work required
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
Work Experience
  • Any relevant work experience will be an added advantage.
Job Responsibilities
  • Customer invoicing, billing and credit management.
  • Processing supplier payments.
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash management and disbursements
  • Posting financial data to appropriate accounts in an automated accounting system, according to instructions.
Send your CV to jobs@alphacap.co.ke
Any application without the above will not be considered. 
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, 21st May 2013.
Vacancies → Sales & Marketing Manager
Reporting to → Director
 
Our client a company dealing with sale of dietary supplements having been incorporated in Kenya and based in Nairobi is looking to recruit an energetic and robust Sales & Marketing Manager to join their team.
 
Main duties:
  • Develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income to meet company targets
  • Budget preparation & presentation within the company's framework     
  • Actively and successfully manage and drive sales to achieve company goals
  • Capture and explore all the company's business opportunities
  • Keen in client needs analysis including their Return On Investment objectives
  • Timely response to tenders and requests
  • Effectively manage and interact with other departments
  • Set performance targets to the sales and customer relations team to ensure highest standards are achieved and maintained to exceed client expectation
  • Introduce new product/s in line with market expectations to maintain a competitive edge
  • Thorough knowledge of the Company’s product range from a sales and technical perspective
Skills, Knowledge required:
  • Proven success track record
  • Confident negotiator and ability to ‘close the deal’
  • Strong client management skills and ability to keep promises
  • A positive ability to research and analyze new business opportunities
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to cope with competing demands and prioritize tasks
  • Strong communication skills (English) written, oral and presentation
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Pro-active and motivated self-starter who can operate both individually and as part of a team.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in MS-Office Applications
  • Ability to seek and apply new techniques that will grow revenue
Qualification:
  • A Business graduate with a strong Bias in Marketing
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage(C.I.M membership)
  • Over 5 years experience intensive Sales and Marketing management preferably in the alcoholic products Sector
  • Preferably Male Between the age bracket of 30 to 45 years
  • Experience in sale of Dietary supplement will be useful
  • Dynamic, focused and honest individual
  • A go-getter and flexible to travel around the country
Application
 
If you meet the above requirements, and are keen in working in a challenging and rewarding environment, send your application to  apply@kenyajobsconnection.com by 31st, May, 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.
English Teacher

We are a co-ed primary school based in Nairobi, Westlands. We are looking to fill the position of a Senior English Teacher. 
We are seeking young and vibrant individuals with love for the teaching profession, and young children. 
We are looking for people willing to come on board and join a dynamic team. 
Are you keen on research? 
Always looking out for new teaching methods? 
Then we are looking for you!

Professional Qualifications
  • P1 certificate.
  • Computer literate (ICDL qualification would be ideal)
Experience
  • Minimum of four years experience in a senior teacher capacity.
  • Proven track record of good Standard 8 performance.
If you think that you fit the bill, then please send in your application letter and c.v.,  to kenyashule@gmail.com, not later than 31st May 2013
Advertising Sales Executive
Salary: Kshs 40,000 gross + commissions

Our client is a fast growing and innovative company in the media industry that is focused on providing the very best service to its clients. 
Our client offers a professional, friendly and supportive environment with an open door office policy free of discriminatory practices and is seeking for a mature Advertising Sales Executive experienced in Sales and Marketing field.
 
Reporting to: Managing Director
 
Main Purpose of the Job
 
This role is focused purely on the generation and development of new business opportunities. 
The job holder is expected to be a consummate and credible sales professional selling the client’s range of products and services to prospective clients. 
He/ She is expected to exploit their exceptional sales skills with effective and successful results.

Main Responsibilities
  • To develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income for the client.
  • To present the client to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls or emails.
  • To actively and successfully manage the sales and lead generation process
  • To participate at industry events and trade shows
  • To create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation
  • To keep abreast of issues affecting the industry and collect competitor intelligence
  • To ensure the client remains proactive and responsive to prospective clients
Required Qualifications
  • A Degree or Diploma  in sales and marketing
  • 2-3 years experience in the Media Industry; Advertising Sales experience will be an added advantage.
  • Proven success in sales ability and demonstrated full knowledge of the sales process
  • A positive and determined approach to researching and analyzing new business opportunities
  • Confident negotiator and proven ability in closing business to business deals
  • Capable of hands on problem solving, with the ability to generate ideas and solutions
  • Strong communication skills in all forms including written, oral, mail, telephone and presentation
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and having responsibility as an individual
  • Flexible and good planning, organization and time management skills
Key competencies required
  • Confidence to present a tailored presentation to potential client team by effectively  using a range of presentation skills
  • Ability to manage and maintain accurate and accessible tailored documentation
  • Ability to identify new business opportunities
  • Ability to deliver a tailored sales process to achieve targets by generating leads, asking probing questions, using most appropriate features and benefits based on clients needs and matching with a tailored solution
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 on the email subject (ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE 40,000 gross + commissions) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Internal Auditor

Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) is a large development Institution with International affiliations and wide ranging investments in a significant number of developing countries.

IPS project companies are spread in countries in the East African Community as well as Mozambique, D R Congo and Madagascar.

IPS seeks to urgently fill in the position of Internal Auditor in its subsidiary in the Energy sector, located in Arua- Uganda.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Evaluate company’s internal controls, processes, policies and procedures to ensure that they are adequate and effective;
  • Carry out risk based audit reviews to assess the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of internal controls;
  • Carrying out special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time;
  • Follow up reviews and assess implementation of management action plans to address internal control deficiencies.
Minimum requirements:
  • A Business related bachelors degree; plus a professional qualification in Accounting preferably CPA (K) or ACCA;
  • Work experience in Internal Audit or in a reputable audit firm is mandatory;
  • Computer literate;
  • Team player with good communication skills with ability to meet deadlines;
  • Person of high integrity with self discipline, creativity as well as a strategic thinker;
  • Flexible and willing to relocate on short notice.
Job Particulars:
  • The position is based in Arua- Uganda
  • The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Arua-Uganda; North West of Uganda (about 480Kms from Kampala)
  • The position requires an independent person who is capable of ensuring a watertight control environment in the organization, whilst working in coordination with an audit team in Nairobi Head office
The position has high prospects for growth

If you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate how you meet the qualifications, submit your application and detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, names and addresses of three references.

Candidates MUST indicate current and expected remuneration in their applications to reach us not later than Friday, May 24th, 2013. 
Apply by Email ONLY to careers@ipskenya.com indicating the position you are applying for, on the subject line.

Applications received after the deadline date will NOT be considered.
Consultancy

Terms of Reference to formulate the Draft EAC Child Policy


0.0.    Introduction

Article 120(c) of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community clearly spells out that Partner States shall closely cooperate in the field of social welfare with respect to among others, the development and adoption of a common approach towards the disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including children, the youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities through rehabilitation and provision of among others, foster houses, health care, education and training.  


In addition, Article 102(2) also makes reference to collaboration by the Partner Sates in putting in place education and training programmes for people with special needs and other disadvantaged groups.

The Treaty also stipulates that in order to further develop as a harmonious community the following principles will apply;

  • the people – centered principle;
  • the participation of the citizens in the region including women and youth,
  • the promotion of peace, security and stability,
  • the enhancement and strengthening of partnerships with the private sector and civil society.

 1.0.    Justification for an EAC Child Policy

During its inaugural meeting held in March 2012, the Sectoral Council on Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community Development adopted the Concept for holding the 1st EAC Child Rights Conference which was jointly organised by the East African Community and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Children ( Save the Children, African Child Policy Forum, World Vision, Plan International and Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation) and UNICEF.

During that Conference which was held in Bujumbura from 1st to 3rd September 2012, participants including children from all Partner States adopted the Recommendations of the Conference, the Bujumbura Declaration on Child Rights and Wellbeing in the East African Community as well as a Framework for the EAC Child Policy. 


The Decision for the formulation of the EAC Child Policy was made by the 25th Meeting of the Council of Ministers, which directed the Secretariat to formulate a Child Policy alongside gender, youth, community development and social protection policy (EAC/CM 25/DIRECTIVE 23).

To this end, the Secretariat is recruiting a policy formulation expert to formulate a zero draft EAC Child Policy.

2.0.    Objectives

The objectives of the consultancy are to develop the EAC Child Policy which includes the four pillars for promoting Child Rights as follows :

  • Child Survival
  • Child Development
  • Child Protection ( legal and social protection)
  • Child Participation
  • institutional framework ( capacity, set-ups, coordination and Monitoring and Evaluation)

3.0.    Description of services to be provided

The activities/tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Collect relevant information on the situation of the Children in the EAC region;
  • Identify the key issues affecting the Children in the EAC region;
  • Collect and Review EAC, AU and any other relevant documents related to children issues; and
  • Formulate a zero Draft EAC Child Policy accordingly; and
  • Discuss the zero draft with the EAC Secretariat and IAWG and integrate the comments from the meeting

Unforeseen tasks related to the goal of this consultancy may be added.


The consultant will work in close consultation with the Inter-Agency Working Group on Children lead by Save the Children EARO and the Principal Gender and Community Development Officer of the EAC to review relevant EAC documents such as the EAC Treaty for the establishment of the EAC; EAC pillars including Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary Union, Political Federation;  4th EAC Development Strategy (2011/2012-2015/2016), EAC Strategic Plan on Gender, Youth, Children, Persons with Disabilities, Social Protection and Community Development (2012-2016), and Child Policies from EAC Partner States .

4.0.    Criteria for assessing the Consultancy

Interested individuals must submit a technical and financial proposal of a maximum of five (5) pages, which will be assessed, based on the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of the East African Community and  experience of working in the EAC region
  • Experience in developing policies and working on child rights issues in the region
  • Knowledge of international and regional Child Rights Instruments
  • Methodology in response to the Terms of Reference including the number of days to complete the assignment
  • Reasonable budget breakdown and cost consideration
  • Provision of a CV including three references

5.0.    Qualifications

Requisite qualification for this consultancy is as follow:

  • Advanced Degree in Social Sciences or related field;
  • At least 10 years experience in policy formulation in the public sector /private or civil society; and
  • Experience with a Regional Economic Community
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of French desirable.

All proposals should be sent to the following address EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org by 26th May 2013

6.0.     Duration:  


The assignment is expected to be completed by 17th June 2013.
Hopelink Initiative

Web Designer


Hopelink initiative is non-profit, non-governmental organization currently working with local communities in the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, and Homa-bay. 
Hopelink Initiative’s mission is to facilitate and build capacity of Local communities (both at economic, academic, skills and training, agricultural productivity, disaster preparedness and management and health levels) for a sustainably high quality life and effective progressive development.

The organisation seeks to recruit a competent Web designer with current web development and graphic design skills.

The suitable candidate shall demonstrate high level creativity, technical competence and know-how in web designing and development. He/She shall be a team player, with good communication skills and ability to manage data

Responsibilities
  • Designing, developing and managing Hopelink Initiative’s websites
  • Develop site content and graphics, designing images, icons, banners, etc.
  • Develop ways to visualize and showcase our data focusing on new innovations in online communication (such as infographics, interactive web tools, blogging, and social media) to improve content presentation, access, use and feedback.
  • Code graphic design projects into PHP files (such as the e-newsletter, new web blast templates, etc.)
  • Manage links that enable users to share documents with friends and colleagues.
  • Create and manage an easy-to-use content management system for the website.
  • Develop friendly online fundraising options and work with the fundraising team to develop new ways to improve this functionality.
  • Monitor performance and results, identifying and evaluating improvement options, introducing new technology and maintaining links.
  • Implement and maintain website enhancements, security/privacy policies, user accounts, access rights, passwords, etc.
  • Recommend and apply user experience approaches based upon the latest interactive trends and best practices in the industry.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of Diploma in graphic design, IT or a related discipline. Additional communications qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Programming language aptitude (particularly web design languages).
  • Proven excellent graphic design and copy-writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience in creating info-graphics and or interactive web data visualizations.
  • Multimedia skills such as podcast or webcast editing, video editing are a plus.
Skills
  • Web Graphic Design, Web Savvy, Planning, Web
  • User Interface Design, Web Programming Skills,
  • Illustration Tools, Multimedia
  • Content Development, Understanding Browser Capabilities, Internet Presence, Excellent communications skills, and Team work
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply enclosing a 4-page detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to the address below by 29th May, 2013. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope or on the subject line for those applying by email hopelinkinitiatives@gmail.com

The Human Resources Manager
Hopelink Initiative
P.O. Box 2514-40100, Kisumu
Academic Writers
We are looking to hire a team of academic writers on a pay per page basis for our diverse portfolio of clients. 
The writers MUST be willing to work as freelancers.

The writers should be in a position to write plagiarism free papers that meet the deadline given by the client. 
Moreover, the writer should be well knowledgeable in the different writing styles which include MLA, APA, Oxford, Harvard and chicago.

Requirements
  • 24 hours internet connectivity
  • You must be a University graduate or a continuing university student.
  • Experience in writing academic articles (attach two samples of previous works)
  • Excellent writing skills and grammar
How to apply

Pay will range from 200bob per page and will be based on quality, urgency and length of the writing.

If interested, please email your updated CV, cover letter and two samples of previous works to nmunyaga@gmail.com


Business Development Manager

Our client who is in the IT Industry is seeking to fill the position of a Business Development Manager.

Main Job Role

The incumbent will be required to accomplish and exceed agreed business objectives and profit contribution by managing staff, resources and customers and other stakeholders.

Summary Responsibilities:-

  • Increase operational effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining the team; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives.
  • Develop a strategic plan for the companies IT Division by studying technological and financial opportunities within the IT industry in East African with the goal of making it the leading enterprise IT player within 3 years.
  • Accomplish IT strategic objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; recruitment; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.
  • Coordinate IT Division activities by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with corporate staff.
  • Build the company image in the IT field by collaborating with customers, government, suppliers, and employees and enforcing brand building business practices.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards and policies.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by ensuring staff study and upgrade their skills online and by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies and other relevant methodologies.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in IT  Sales,
  • Must have at least 2 years in management, planning and financial oversight at a corporate or departmental level.
  • Must hold a Bachelors degree in IT or Business.
  • Proven skills in business and financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff, board members and shareholders.
  • Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a staff team.
  • Effective problem - solving and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
  • Proficiency with office computer equipment and software.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi - task and work in a fast - paced office setting.   
  • Proven ability to cope with conflict, stress and crisis situations. 

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to recruit@idp-ea.com not later than 23rd May 2013. 


Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject of the application email.


Please note that Applications with other attachments will be disqualified.
About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. 
We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration.

Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

The East African Regional Office is responsible for 8 countries in East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia, with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff, and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year.

Save the Children East Africa Regional Office (EARO) is looking to recruit a Pan African Child Rights Governance (CRG)  Programme Manager Position:

Role Title:  Pan African CRG Program Manager

Team/Programme:  Regional Programmes   
Location:  SCI Regional Office – Nairobi, Kenya
Grade:  2   
Post Type: Contract  (National Position)

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:

The Pan African CRG Program Manager will advocate for policies, systems and structures on child rights in order to facilitate a democratic environment for the operation of civil society in East Africa.

He/She will develop and lead the regional advocacy strategies in East Africa and support the work of the Africa Advocacy Initiative (AAI) as well as civil society (CS) strengthening of regional partners on their engagement with African Union and United Nations human rights mechanisms.  

This role is responsible for the projects entitled ECAF Focus Africa Child Rights (9010130) and African Children’s Charter Project Plan RESA 9010253

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Senior Regional Programme Development Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: Regional Business and Development and CSR Officer

Key Areas of Accountability:

Advocacy on Child Rights Policies, Systems and Structures
  • Support regional child rights organizations in East Africa to effectively engage with African Union and United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms  e.g. the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC); African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPRs)
  • Develop and contribute to country offices and regional child rights organizations policy messages at the Pan-African and United Nations level
  • Support the work of the  AAI to facilitate networking and advocacy work with country offices and regional child rights organizations with the AU and the UN human rights mechanisms
  • Advocate for child focused legislation and laws, to be developed and enforced in the region
Monitoring and reporting on the ACRWC and CRC
  • Focal person for the implementation of the African Children’s Charter Project for Save the Children funded by Sida Regional Office for the AU 9010253 and ECAF Focus Africa Child Rights (9010130)
  • Facilitate in the establishment and strengthening of regional and Pan-African Child Rights Forums to advocate for State Party Accountability on Child Rights and Wellbeing
  • Collaborate with and regional partners to ensure submission of State Party reports and/or alternative reports to the CRC and ACERWC
Civil Society Strengthening of Regional CS Partners
  • Work with regional child rights organizations to develop and deliver an effective strategy on child rights including; leading and developing specialized training workshops on engaging with regional, African Union and United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Develop innovative Organizational Capacity Development policies to ensure strengthening of regional child rights organizations in East Africa
Business Development
Actively support business development initiatives by engaging in proposal writing, preparation and follow up of donor applications related to CRG and Pan-African advocacy.
Key Deliverables:
  • Support regional child rights organizations in East Africa to effectively engage with African Union and United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms e.g. participate in the CSO Forum of the ACERWC, NGO Forum of the ACHPRs and Universal Periodic Review
  • Develop policy and advocacy messages for the ACERWC, ACHPRs
  • Monitor, report, implement and assess the CRG projects ECAF Focus Africa Child Rights (9010130) and African Children’s Charter Project Plan RESA 9010253
  • Provide timely annual financial and narrative reports and plans for CRG projects ECAF Focus Africa Child Rights (9010130) and African Children’s Charter Project Plan RESA 9010253
  • Responsible for the budgets for CRG projects ECAF Focus Africa Child Rights (9010130) and African Children’s Charter Project Plan RESA 9010253
  • Support the AAI especially through annual planning and reporting on the CRG sector
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 broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a post graduate degree in Law, Sociology, Development Studies or related fields, or verifiable equivalent professional experience
  • Clear professional expertise and current knowledge of child rights and organizational development as well as a clear understanding of how to implement a rights based approach in emergency and non-emergency settings
  • Proven ability of conducting training and building organizational capacity
  • Demonstrable experience and capacity in proposal writing and advocacy in promoting child rights
  • Excellent written, verbal , communications and networking skills, and an ability to distill large amounts of information for a variety of audiences
  • Strong understanding of African Union and United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in implementing human rights, child rights or development and advocacy programmes at the international level
  • Experience working in developing countries will be an advantage
Skills and Abilities
  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed verbal and communication skills including fluency in English
  • Highly developed strategic thinking ability and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and customers
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • High levels of attention to detail and quality
  • Computer literacy (including advanced excel skills)
  • Ability to travel in region and internationally
Personal Behaviours and Attributes
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative
  • Ownership and accountability of own work
  • High levels of confidentially and integrity
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Application closes 27th May 2013 at 5:00pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
Position: Biogas Technican
 
Company: Takamoto Biogas
 
Start Date: June 2013

Takamoto Biogas is a rapidly growing renewable energy company in Nairobi providing biogas systems to small farmers in rural Kenya. 

Building on two years of market research and installation experience, we have developed a new business model and technology that will bring the many benefits of biogas energy to the masses in Kenya by eliminating the main hurdle to its adoption – the high upfront cost.

Our new technology overcomes the biggest hurdle in biogas implementation, reducing the initial cost to consumers from KES 150,000 per unit by approximately 90%.  
In Kenya alone, there are two million farmers with at least one cow who are potential clients.  
We will pilot the new technology in the first half of 2013 and scale it from the second half of the year.

On its way to this goal, Takamoto Biogas is looking for several field technicians to do biogas installations in the field. 
There is room for promotion to management positions from this technician position, if the employee is interested and demonstrates that he or she has the necessary skills and motivation.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company developing and trialing a new technology and an innovative business model to bring energy to the millions at the base of the pyramid in Kenya

Job Description
  • Assist the Field Manager to install biogas systems
  • connect piping
  • assemble biogas system
  • connect biogas appliances (stoves, lamps, etc.)
  • troubleshoot problems (as they arise)
  • fill biogas system with cow dung
Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focussed on Child Rights and Health project. 
To support the development of its Child Protection program, Health & Nutrition and Wash Program in Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging applications from Kenyan nationals for the role of:

Health & Nutrition Educator (HNE) 
1 Position
Reporting to: Health Project Manager
 
Duty station: Modogashe (Lagdera district, Garissa County)
 
Contract duration: 6 months – renewable (with 2 month probation period)
 
Working with: DHMT counterpart (Community Health Strategy Focal Person), Health facility staff, Community Health Extension Workers, Community Health Workers/Volunteers
 
Overall Job Purpose:
 
To support the community outreach component of TDH’s Health & Nutrition intervention in Lagdera district by implementing activities aimed at health education and community mobilization for uptake of health services 
 
Scope of work
 
Under the supervision of TDH Health Project Manager and in close collaboration with the district Community Health Strategy Focal Person, she/he is responsible for improving basic preventive health care at community level with a focus on health & nutrition education through community outreach activities.

Specific responsibilities
  • Promote uptake of outreach and facility based health and nutrition services by organizing activities aimed at community mobilization
  • To identify the training needs of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs)
  • In collaboration with health facility staff, build capacity of CHEWs and CHWs through an optimal mix of formal classroom and on the job training (OJTs).
  • Mentoring and supervision of CHEWs and CHWs for conducting health promotion activities in the community, including, personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, health & nutrition education with a particular emphasis on Infant & young child feeding (IYCF) and nutrition for Pregnant and lactating women (PLWs), community screening for malnutrition, case identification and referral.
  • Sensitisation of community elders, mother to mother support group members, religious leaders, etc. on IMAM/IYCF/HINI.
  • Conduct nutrition, hygiene and health education for care-takers attending Outpatient therapeutic Program (OTP)/ Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)/ Stabilization Centres (SCs), and ensure nutrition is one regular topic for general health talks in the health facilities.
  • Provide awareness raising sessions to the target health education beneficiaries on home care of malnourished children
  • Conduct planned home visits to promote positive health behaviour
  • Compile monthly activity reports of health education and other community based activities.
  • Attend Health Facility Management Committee (HFMC) and community meetings and discuss health care gaps in the community
  • Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the line manager which is in agreement with TDH program aim including change of duty station by TDH management.
Requirements:
 
Essential
  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Public Health
  • At least 2 years’ field experience working with government or NGOs in health sector
  • Fluent in English, Somali and Swahili
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel
Desirable
  • Higher diploma in Health Promotion & Prevention will be a distinct advantage
  • Trained in community IMCI
  • Experience of working in close collaboration with MOH staff
  • Experience in training of community health workers
Personal attributes
  • Able to work independently with minimal support
  • Willing to work in difficult environment with limited social services
  • To be accountable for activities entrusted to he/r
  • Punctual, efficient and capable to perform under pressure
Application modalities:
 
Qualified and interested candidates should submit a covering letter, CV and references. 
Applications should be addressed to H&N Project Manager and submitted to:

Terre des hommes, Modogashe
They can also be emailed to hpm.ke@tdh.ch 

Closing date for these positions is 30th May 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Responsibilities

The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for assisting their assigned Project Manager in the planning, management direction, project completion, client satisfaction, and financial outcome of assigned (web app development, social media) projects. 
The ideal candidate will be required to assist the Project Manager in coordinating all contractual requirements and project specifications that include, but not limited to:
  • Project Coordination & Project Controls
  • Cost tracking for sequential costing
  • Project Schedule Adherence
  • Meeting Minutes and Documentation
  • Project Monthly Report Generation
  • Task-List Management
Minimum Requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think on their feet
  • Ability to determine priority of tasks and schedule them accordingly
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to keep time
The candidate will work with their assigned project manager to help achieve their respective project management objectives. 
This position reports directly to the assigned Project Manager.

Send all Applications to jobs@dotsavvyafrica.com before Thursday, 23rd May, 5pm EAT (East African Time).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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