Sidai Africa Ltd is a unique company pioneering a new approach to livestock service delivery in Kenya. 
The company provides high quality products and services to livestock keepers and pastoralists. 
To achieve this, Sidai Africa is developing a national network of branded Livestock Service Centres franchised to qualified professionals. 
Sidai centres bring veterinary, and other services, closer to small-scale farmers and pastoralists, particularly in underserved areas.
 
Sidai is growing fast. We now seek dynamic professionals who share Sidai’s vision and values to join this exciting and rewarding company.
 
1. Regional Technical Supervisors (4) – Eldoret, Isiolo, Marsabit & Turkana
 
Reporting to Operations Director/Regional Operations Manager
 
Qualifications
  • A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM), animal production, animal nutrition, agronomy or business degree
  • Able to support small businesses to profitability
  • Willing to travel extensively
  • Experience in running or managing agro-vets an advantage
  • Experience of farmer and pastoralist training an advantage
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Empathy with rural people
Responsibilities
  • Identification, recruitment and support franchisees in target areas
  • Develop & monitor franchisee business plans
  • Maintain good relations with stakeholders in assigned region
  • Report on franchisee performance
  • Arrange farmer, pastoralist and franchisee training
2. Senior Financial Accountant & Credit Controller
 
Reporting to Finance Director
 
Key Tasks
  • Offer oversight in management of stocks in our retail outlets
  • Assist Operations team in review of product prices and updates into the system
  • Carry out margin analysis and report on products profitability
  • Review retail branches performances and give reports to management for decision making
  • Assist in implementing the credit control policy and debt management
  • Review bank reconciliations
  • Manage the branch accountants
  • Liaise with all franchisees for account settlements and reconciliations
Qualifications
  • Business related degree specializing in Accounting or Finance
  • Qualified holder of CPA(K) or ACCA with at least 5 years post qualification experience
  • A masters degree in business will be an added advantage
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • Computer literate with hands on experience in use of an Enterprise Resource Planning tool (ERP) and Microsoft office products
  • Good planner, organizer and effective decision maker
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Willing to travel extensively within the franchise network
3. Livestock Service Centre Attendants
 
Reporting to the Regional Technical Supervisor the livestock service center attendants will be based in one of the company’s own centres located in Isiolo, Marsabit or Turkana. 
They will be tasked with running the day to day operations of the centre.

Qualifications;
  • Diploma or certificate in animal health from a recognized institution
  • Previous experience in working in or managing agro-vets will be an added advantage
  • Experience in provision of on farm extension service, farmer training, vaccination campaigns etc will be a definite advantage.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Motor cycle license mandatory
Key Tasks
  • Manage the daily operation of the Livestock Service Centre.
  • Attend to in store and on farm clients and build a loyal client base.
  • Procurement and stock management
  • Collection of market and customer information and maintain accurate customer data.
4. Feedlot Manager
 
Reporting to the Operations Director the Feedlot Manager will be responsible for the operations of a planned feedlot in Isiolo for local and international markets.
 
Qualifications:
  • Qualification in animal production, animal science, farm management or agribusiness ideal
  • Previous experience in managing a commercial feedlot or farm
Key Tasks:
  • Participate in the development of the initial feedlot design and set up.
  • Recruit and manage feedlot staff.
  • Develop business plans, budgets and production schedules
  • Manage all daily operations
  • Maintain accurate records on herd performance and livestock traceability.
  • Play a key role in sourcing of quality and traceable animals for the feedlot and marketing of the finished stock to various target outlets .
  • Maintain accurate financial records, report on operational and capital expenditures
Send your application with a detailed CV to recruit@sidai.com 
or 
Sidai Africa Ltd 
CAFS Centre, Mara Road
PO Box 64945-00620, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
by COB 19th June 2013

Sidai Africa Ltd is a unique company pioneering a new approach to livestock service delivery in Kenya. 
The company provides high quality products and services to livestock keepers and pastoralists. 
To achieve this, Sidai Africa is developing a national network of branded Livestock Service Centres franchised to qualified professionals. 
Sidai centres bring veterinary, and other services, closer to small-scale farmers and pastoralists, particularly in underserved areas.
 
Sidai is growing fast. We now seek dynamic professionals who share Sidai’s vision and values to join this exciting and rewarding company.
 
1. Regional Technical Supervisors (4) – Eldoret, Isiolo, Marsabit & Turkana
 
Reporting to Operations Director/Regional Operations Manager
 
Qualifications
  • A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM), animal production, animal nutrition, agronomy or business degree
  • Able to support small businesses to profitability
  • Willing to travel extensively
  • Experience in running or managing agro-vets an advantage
  • Experience of farmer and pastoralist training an advantage
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Empathy with rural people
Responsibilities
  • Identification, recruitment and support franchisees in target areas
  • Develop & monitor franchisee business plans
  • Maintain good relations with stakeholders in assigned region
  • Report on franchisee performance
  • Arrange farmer, pastoralist and franchisee training
2. Senior Financial Accountant & Credit Controller
 
Reporting to Finance Director
 
Key Tasks
  • Offer oversight in management of stocks in our retail outlets
  • Assist Operations team in review of product prices and updates into the system
  • Carry out margin analysis and report on products profitability
  • Review retail branches performances and give reports to management for decision making
  • Assist in implementing the credit control policy and debt management
  • Review bank reconciliations
  • Manage the branch accountants
  • Liaise with all franchisees for account settlements and reconciliations
Qualifications
  • Business related degree specializing in Accounting or Finance
  • Qualified holder of CPA(K) or ACCA with at least 5 years post qualification experience
  • A masters degree in business will be an added advantage
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • Computer literate with hands on experience in use of an Enterprise Resource Planning tool (ERP) and Microsoft office products
  • Good planner, organizer and effective decision maker
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Willing to travel extensively within the franchise network
3. Livestock Service Centre Attendants
 
Reporting to the Regional Technical Supervisor the livestock service center attendants will be based in one of the company’s own centres located in Isiolo, Marsabit or Turkana. 
They will be tasked with running the day to day operations of the centre.

Qualifications;
  • Diploma or certificate in animal health from a recognized institution
  • Previous experience in working in or managing agro-vets will be an added advantage
  • Experience in provision of on farm extension service, farmer training, vaccination campaigns etc will be a definite advantage.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Motor cycle license mandatory
Key Tasks
  • Manage the daily operation of the Livestock Service Centre.
  • Attend to in store and on farm clients and build a loyal client base.
  • Procurement and stock management
  • Collection of market and customer information and maintain accurate customer data.
4. Feedlot Manager
 
Reporting to the Operations Director the Feedlot Manager will be responsible for the operations of a planned feedlot in Isiolo for local and international markets.
 
Qualifications:
  • Qualification in animal production, animal science, farm management or agribusiness ideal
  • Previous experience in managing a commercial feedlot or farm
Key Tasks:
  • Participate in the development of the initial feedlot design and set up.
  • Recruit and manage feedlot staff.
  • Develop business plans, budgets and production schedules
  • Manage all daily operations
  • Maintain accurate records on herd performance and livestock traceability.
  • Play a key role in sourcing of quality and traceable animals for the feedlot and marketing of the finished stock to various target outlets .
  • Maintain accurate financial records, report on operational and capital expenditures
Send your application with a detailed CV to recruit@sidai.com 
or 
Sidai Africa Ltd 
CAFS Centre, Mara Road
PO Box 64945-00620, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
by COB 19th June 2013

HealthStrat is a medical and health systems technical support institution seeking a dynamic, driven and competent individual to avail services of a Program Manager.
 
Job Title: HS – Program Manager
 
Location: Kenya
 
Primary Function:
 
The main responsibility will be to provide programmatic and administrative support to activities of multiple programs involving donors, partners, department and cross-functional teams.
 
Job Summary:
 
The Program Manager will oversee program functions and activities from initiation through delivery ensuring that program outputs are met.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Serves as Primary Program Interface for all contractual and production matters related to the delivery of Programmatic results.
  • Confers with all members of program staff to outline work plan and responsibilities.
  • Coordinates activities of program team to ensure program progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Ensures adherence to clinical and program management guidelines and exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Compiles status reports prepared by program staff and avails updates on schedules or plans as required; prepares program reports for Senior Management
  • Confers with program staff to provide programmatic and administrative support as necessary.
  • Establishes operational objectives and assignments on a day to day basis. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation.
  • Avails an analysis of situations or data with an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum five years related experience.
  • Experience working within the Kenya health system desirable.
  • Program Management Professional – added advantage.
Key Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Expert level ability to effectively present information to Senior Management, Colleagues, and/or Boards of Directors.
  • Strong understanding of Program Financial Analysis and Reporting.
Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability and Curriculum Vitae to info@healthstrat.co.ke by June 21, 2013.

TechnoServe

Provision of Consultancy Services to Develop a Subscription Based Herd Management Plan (HMP) for Small Holder Farmers

Terms of Reference

Request for Applications


Applications are invited from Technical Consultants to develop a subscription based Herd Management Plan (HMP) for smallholder farmers. 

Background Information
   
Available literature on the Kenyan dairy sector mentions that 30% of milk produced is attributed to breed potential while the balance of 70% is attributed to animal husbandry which includes feeding, animal health and calf rearing among others. 
The current production status of the Kenyan dairy herd is low with an average of 4-5 liters a day or a lactation of 1,200 - 1,400 liters per year compared to over 5,000 liters per year in South Africa and 8,000L per year in Denmark.

The low figures in Kenya are attributed to poor animal health, breeds and feeding regimens, resulting from a myriad of constraints including poor access to information, low and inconsistent quality of feeds and extension services due to lack of adherence of standards and high cost of inputs. 
The high cost of inputs often limits the use of quality inputs which then have a negative impact on productivity.

Therefore, there is an opportunity to significantly improve productivity and profitability of dairy herds among smallholder farmers by developing and promoting a plan for organized routine and management practices, accomplished through disease and parasite control, reproduction and nutrition management. 

TechnoServe, a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets, is one of the implementing partners of the Kenya Market Assistance Program (MAP). 
This initiative is being implemented by a consortium of five organizations that include Kenya Market Trust (KMT) as the lead.   
The Program aims to improve the performance of key market systems important to poor people in Kenya by addressing systemic constraints found in those market systems.  
MAP is using the making markets work for the poor approach, which DFID has used to produce results in most of its private sector development work.  
Overall, the objective of MAP will be measured against three key outcomes:
  • Major systemic change achieved in 3 to 5 market systems, resulting in aggregate average growth of 10% per annum above overall growth of the economy, with the position of poor people (both men and women) improving at a rate significantly greater than this.
  • At least 400,000 poor people (as producers, employees, etc) positively affected at the end of MAP in terms of new jobs created, and incomes for 100,000 people increase by 10%.
  • A 30% increase in peer perceptions of partners’ effectiveness and in stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of the approach.
TechnoServe is facilitating MAP Dairy Sector Strategy, to address systemic constraints related to service markets feeding into dairy and the processes of formalizing supply chains.  
We are supporting interventions to address market failures towards increased adoption of breeding services (focus artificial insemination (AI)) and penetration of quality assured breed and animal health care services in the rural areas; stimulating a commercial fodder and concentrate feeds market to help farmers optimize the returns from their herds’ genetic potential; and supporting growth of cold supply chain through alternative investment models and strategies.
 
To achieve this Dairy Sector Strategy goal of increasing small holder productivity, MAP is facilitating a management program related to breeding, fodder and veterinary care for small holder farmers.
                       
MAP is interested in piloting a comprehensive herd management program, integrating preventative medicine, quality assured breeding services (focus on AI), nutrition and scheduled herd visits to review and advice on herd performance. 

Statement of Purpose

MAP proposes to develop an integrative program of health, reproduction and nutrition management to address inputs and service delivery constraints in dairy farming.  
This will entail research into:
  • Common diseases and health concerns in dairy,
  • Minimum nutritional requirements,
  • Standard breeding (AI) and veterinary services, and
  • Identification of reputable input suppliers of breeding, vet-care and feeds.
This information will guide the development of a subscription based Herd Management Plan for roll out by dairy hubs, agro-vets and other dairy service providers (including Breeding and Veterinary Service Providers and industry level organizations). 
The plan should ensure that farmers have access to vital inputs and services, to influence productivity and running of progressive and profitable farms.

The Herd Management Plan will include: 
  • Individual farmers registering their animals into the program.
  • Cost effective subscription based services for three levels of subscribers (Gold, Silver and Bronze).
  • Total service delivery fees including treatment, supplies and transport costs factored in the subscription fees.
Assignment objectives
 
The overall goal of the HMP is to:
  • Improve sales and effectiveness of service delivery to small holder dairy farmers through an integrative program of health, reproduction and quality management.
  • Improve sales of supplies and services to small holder farmers through a cost effective subscription plan.
  • Improve operational efficiency among service providers including dairy hubs, AI and vet service providers.
Click here to read a detailed terms of reference

Tentative budget

We invite the prospective Consultant to provide a quotation for this piece of work together with an estimate of expenses.

Submission and receipt of proposals

The completed technical and budget proposals must be delivered via email address below:

ke-procurement@tns.org

So as to be received on or before 4.00 pm, 20th June, 2013

Any proposal received after the time for submission will not be evaluated.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:-
 
Senior Manager, Coordination of National Statistical System

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/ SMNSS/1/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: 
Reporting to the Strategy & Development. An officer in this level will be in charge of Coordination of National Statistical System and shall be responsible for the coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS) which includes government Ministries and agencies who produces official statistics, data suppliers and data users.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation and updating the national Statistical Systems (NSS) work plan in line with KNBS Strategic plan;
  • Coordinating the NSS and providing technical support required by benefiting institution in the activities of the National Statistical System with regard to production of official statistics;
  • Monitoring activities of the National Statistical System with regard to production of official statistics;
  • Ensuring best practice on Standard and Measurements in the production of Statistics;
  • Reviewing standards and mechanisms for promoting and use of international best practice and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the NSS;
  • Carry out international bench marking and best practice in areas of statistical development;
  • Liaising with universities and other research institution on pertinent issues requiring research;
  • Coordinating quarterly meeting for users and producers of official statistics;
  • Any other assignment given by the Director, Strategy and Development;
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a holder of an Msc in Applied Statistics or MA in Economics from a recognized university;
  • Have substantial strategic and budgetary management experience;
  • Have demonstrable success in change and project management, including managing a diverse range of services in a coordinated way towards achieving corporate objectives;
  • Be familiar with applied statistical concepts , practices, and procedures;
  • Have at least 10 years progressive track record,5 of which must have been in leadership and management in key Public or Private Sector Institutions relating to research;
  • Have a working knowledge and experience on handling and coordinating projects funded by Development Partners;
Assistant Manager-Procurement

KNBS: Level 5

Ref: KNBS/ AMP/2/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Procurement the Assistant Manager, Procurement will be responsible for carrying out procurement and logistics activities in accordance with the KNBS Procurement Policy and in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting in reviewing, updating, interpreting and implementing supply chain procedures and systems in line with Public Procurement and Disposal Act,2005;
  • Assisting in the implementation of the procurement manual;
  • Disposal of unserviceable and obsolete stores;
  • Coordinating the process of Receiving, Inspecting, Posting & Issuing of Goods and Services;
  • Assisting in preparation and implementation of annual procurement plans;
  • Offering secretariat services to the various statutory procurement committees;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Senior Manager, Procurement.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Procurement and Logistics, Economics, Commerce or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Must have a Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Preferably CIPS);
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in handling Public Procurement and conversant with the operations of the Public Procurement and Disposal;
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body in Supply Chain Management (e.g Kenya Institute of Supply Management);
  • Must demonstrate Strong leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency in computer applications especially ERP Solutions;
  • High level of integrity and ethical behavior .
Assistant Manager- Internal Audit

KNBS: Level 5

Ref:
KNBS/ AMIA/3/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit, the Assistant Manager Internal Audit will be responsible for carrying out Internal audit assignments that will enable internal audit department fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through annual work plans.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting in planning, carrying out and issuing of value adding reports on internal audit assignments at the head office, field offices and projects as per the annual audit work plan, using a risk based audit approach in line with International best practice and emerging trends;
  • Assisting in reviewing of all systems including IT, internal controls and risk management approaches to provide assurance on compliance, adequacy and mitigation of risks which will ensure achievement of KNBS objectives;
  • Assisting in reviewing of finance records to confirm that financial information is accurate and financial transactions are in compliance with established practises, policies and values;
  • Leading internal audit teams;
  • Assisting in issuing of timely reports to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Liaising with external auditors, funding partners and other review agencies on matters relating to audit and ensuring proper follow up of implementation of recommendations;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, Internal Audit.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a business related discipline;
  • Must possess CPA III;
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years experience in Internal Audit in a large and busy organization;
  • Proficiency in computer applications including being familiar with workings of computerized Internal Audit Systems;
  • Membership of a recognized professional body;
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills.
  • CIA or CISA Certificate would be an added advantage;
  • High level of integrity and ethical behavior.
Transport Officer

KNBS: Level 7

Ref: KNBS/ TO/4/2013

No. of Posts: 1
Job Purpose: 
Reporting to the Manager, Administration, the Transport Officer will be responsible for managing transport activities and work with the drivers towards enhancing control measures aimed at effective and efficient use of transport facilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implementing the Bureau's Transport Policy on fuel management and control on daily basis;
  • Compiling and submitting management reports relating to transport activities in a timely manner;
  • Allocation and scheduling of vehicles on daily basis;
  • Maintenance of vehicles based on a maintenance schedule;
  • Preparation and implementation of vehicle maintenance schedules;
  • Journey authorization through administration of work tickets;
  • Ensuring timely insurance of motor vehicles;
  • Maintaining Motor vehicle inventory;
  • Monthly reporting of fuel consumption;
  • Management of drivers grievances and maintaining discipline;
  • Administration of fleet management system reports;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Manager, Administration.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a minimum of grade C in KCSE or its equivalent;
  • Diploma in Fleet Management or Motor-vehicle Engineering;
  • At least four years experience in management of transport fleets in a Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate and have knowledge of fleet management systems.
Assistant Transport Officer

KNBS: Level 8

Ref: KNBS/ ATO/5/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose:
 
Reporting to the Transport Officer, the Assistant Transport Officer will be responsible for assisting in the management of transport activities and working with the drivers towards enhancing control measures aimed at effective and efficient use of transport facilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting in implementation of the Bureau's Transport Policy in fuel management and control on daily basis;
  • Assisting in compilation and submission of management reports relating to transport activities in a timely manner;
  • Assisting in reporting of disciplinary and grievance matters relating to drivers;
  • Assisting in maintenance of vehicles and implementation of vehicle maintenance schedules;
  • Assisting in timely insurance of motor vehicles and preparation of motor vehicle inventory;
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly reports of fuel consumption;
  • Assisting in administration of the fleet management system reports;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Transport Officer.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a minimum of grade C in KCSE or its equivalent;
  • Certificate in Fleet Management or Motor-vehicle Engineering
  • At least two years experience in management of transport fleets in a Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate and have knowledge of fleet management systems.
Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format, provide daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID/Passport.

Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification.

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

T he Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 00100
Herufi  House, 1st Floor, Room 131
Nairobi

Applications must be received not later than 8 th February, 2013 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer
Do you want to be involved in the international dynamics of sustainability, where ideals and pragmatism meet?
 
UTZ Certified is a label and program for sustainable farming worldwide. Our mission is to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfil their ambitions and contributes to safeguard the world’s resources, now and in the future.
 
UTZ Certified is one of the largest programs for responsibly produced coffee, tea and cocoa in the world, working across all continents with leading brands and retailers, such as Sara Lee, Mars, Nestlé, Heinz, Ahold and IKEA. 
UTZ Certified’s field support network, standards and certification services, and traceability system enable markets to reward good practices. 
UTZ Certified is headquartered in Amsterdam and works closely with its partner network in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
UTZ Certified is looking for a:
 
Regional Representative for East Africa
 
(based in Nairobi)
Job description

UTZ Certified is looking for a representative who is able to coordinate the activities for the UTZ Certified program in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and other selected countries in the region. 
The representative reports to UTZ Certified in The Netherlands.
 
UTZ Certified works together with major stakeholders from industry, government and civil society to achieve a more sustainable agricultural sector, with a strong focus on coffee. 
This work will include the implementation and support to UTZ certification with UTZ colleagues, regional, international and local partners. 
This position will require a dynamic person with good interpersonal skills who will ensure that UTZ Certified programs are well coordinated, implemented, and the necessary lobbying and representation in government, civil society and partners is effectively executed. 
Recognizing the interests of all stakeholders the right candidate will be a pragmatic, strategic and an inspiring ambassador for the UTZ certified program. 
She or he will have the following key specific responsibilities:
 
Promote the UTZ Certified program and related good practices
 
Maintaining a strong market linkage and support partners in the implementation of the UTZ Certified program
  • liaison with local producer organisations, traders  and service providers
  • facilitate client visits, press trips, market events
  • provide supply information, ensure the flow of field information to home base
Liaison with national governments, partner organizations and agricultural institutes
  • Participate in a national and regional platform(s) for sustainable agriculture
Broaden the implementation capacity for UTZ certification in the field
  • Providing master trainings
  • Creation and maintenance of a network of trainers
  • Create and distribution of relevant tools
Supporting the assurance system
  • Monitoring and improving the quality of implementation and certification
  • Ensuring workability of traceability in local context
  • Support and collaborating with Certification bodies
Project development and implementation
  • Contribution to international proposals & local fundraising
General strategic and operational planning and financial management
Guidance on priority themes for the region: e.g. farmer training, good agricultural practices

Candidate requirements:
  • Experience in the coffee supply chain is a must. Experience with tea and cocoa are an advantage.
  • Experience in designing, supervising and evaluating strategies in an international (development) context
  • Experience in training trainers
  • Experience in agricultural certification schemes
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability and rural development
  • Credible ambassador, communicator, networker with intercultural skills and able to work with different types of stakeholders (e.g. producers, governments)
  • Self-driving and strong initiator within a group
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Fluency in verbal and written English. French and/or any of the common languages in the region is an added advantage
  • Master´s degree, preferably in relevant field such as agronomy, development economics, environmental science, or other related disciplines
  • In possession of work permit and familiar working in the region
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience, minimum 3 years in  related field
  • Willing to travel regularly in and out of the region 
UTZ Certified provides a dynamic and international working environment with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach. 
The position is based in Kenya (Nairobi) and involves regular travel. 
Starting date of the assignment is foreseen as soon as possible.

This is your opportunity to create real value for a meaningful global sustainability initiative!

Please send your application to hr@utzcertified.org before June 26 mentioning “Regional Representative for East Africa” in the subject line. 
Interviews are foreseen in the first week of July 2013.
For more information about this position please contact Albertine De Lange or René Magermans (+31 20 530 8000). 
For more information about UTZ Certified, visit www.utzcertified.org
Do you want to be involved in the international dynamics of sustainability, where ideals and pragmatism meet?
 
UTZ Certified is a label and program for sustainable farming worldwide. Our mission is to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfil their ambitions and contributes to safeguard the world’s resources, now and in the future.
 
UTZ Certified is one of the largest programs for responsibly produced coffee, tea and cocoa in the world, working across all continents with leading brands and retailers, such as Sara Lee, Mars, Nestlé, Heinz, Ahold and IKEA. 
UTZ Certified’s field support network, standards and certification services, and traceability system enable markets to reward good practices. 
UTZ Certified is headquartered in Amsterdam and works closely with its partner network in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
UTZ Certified is looking for a:
 
Regional Representative for East Africa
 
(based in Nairobi)
Job description

UTZ Certified is looking for a representative who is able to coordinate the activities for the UTZ Certified program in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and other selected countries in the region. 
The representative reports to UTZ Certified in The Netherlands.
 
UTZ Certified works together with major stakeholders from industry, government and civil society to achieve a more sustainable agricultural sector, with a strong focus on coffee. 
This work will include the implementation and support to UTZ certification with UTZ colleagues, regional, international and local partners. 
This position will require a dynamic person with good interpersonal skills who will ensure that UTZ Certified programs are well coordinated, implemented, and the necessary lobbying and representation in government, civil society and partners is effectively executed. 
Recognizing the interests of all stakeholders the right candidate will be a pragmatic, strategic and an inspiring ambassador for the UTZ certified program. 
She or he will have the following key specific responsibilities:
 
Promote the UTZ Certified program and related good practices
 
Maintaining a strong market linkage and support partners in the implementation of the UTZ Certified program
  • liaison with local producer organisations, traders  and service providers
  • facilitate client visits, press trips, market events
  • provide supply information, ensure the flow of field information to home base
Liaison with national governments, partner organizations and agricultural institutes
  • Participate in a national and regional platform(s) for sustainable agriculture
Broaden the implementation capacity for UTZ certification in the field
  • Providing master trainings
  • Creation and maintenance of a network of trainers
  • Create and distribution of relevant tools
Supporting the assurance system
  • Monitoring and improving the quality of implementation and certification
  • Ensuring workability of traceability in local context
  • Support and collaborating with Certification bodies
Project development and implementation
  • Contribution to international proposals & local fundraising
General strategic and operational planning and financial management
Guidance on priority themes for the region: e.g. farmer training, good agricultural practices

Candidate requirements:
  • Experience in the coffee supply chain is a must. Experience with tea and cocoa are an advantage.
  • Experience in designing, supervising and evaluating strategies in an international (development) context
  • Experience in training trainers
  • Experience in agricultural certification schemes
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability and rural development
  • Credible ambassador, communicator, networker with intercultural skills and able to work with different types of stakeholders (e.g. producers, governments)
  • Self-driving and strong initiator within a group
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Fluency in verbal and written English. French and/or any of the common languages in the region is an added advantage
  • Master´s degree, preferably in relevant field such as agronomy, development economics, environmental science, or other related disciplines
  • In possession of work permit and familiar working in the region
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience, minimum 3 years in  related field
  • Willing to travel regularly in and out of the region 
UTZ Certified provides a dynamic and international working environment with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach. 
The position is based in Kenya (Nairobi) and involves regular travel. 
Starting date of the assignment is foreseen as soon as possible.

This is your opportunity to create real value for a meaningful global sustainability initiative!

Please send your application to hr@utzcertified.org before June 26 mentioning “Regional Representative for East Africa” in the subject line. 
Interviews are foreseen in the first week of July 2013.
For more information about this position please contact Albertine De Lange or René Magermans (+31 20 530 8000). 
For more information about UTZ Certified, visit www.utzcertified.org
Kenya - Devolution Policy Experts Needed

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking local experts in Kenya for the upcoming USAID-funded Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) Program. 
The positions will be based in Kenya. We are looking for qualified candidates for positions in the following technical areas:
  • Devolution Policy
  • Intergovernmental Finance and Local Finance Management
  • Public Services Delivery
  • Anti-corruption
  • Local Governance
  • Civil Society Strengthening
  • Food Security
  • Climate Change
  • Innovation Policy
  • Media and Communications
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Service Delivery
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Social Inclusion
  • Gender and Youth
  • Grants Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Capacity Building
Qualifications:
  • Minimum five to ten years’ experience in the above mentioned relevant technical areas
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (in relevant technical field)
  • Experience working on donor-funded development programs (USAID experience preferred)
  • Kenyan nationals required, with relevant experience in Kenya and/or region (East and Horn of Africa)
  • Team player willing to work with and under the direction of USAID
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of local languages highly desirable
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply

Please send CV to: ADHIrecruit@cardnoem.com No telephone inquiries please. 
Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Cardno offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Cardno is an equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website at www.cardno.com/emergingmarkets - to learn more about Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd.
Terms of Reference

Job Title: Child Protection Technical Consultant
 
Place of Work: Nairobi, with travel to field sites in Dadaab and elsewhere in Kenya as required
 
Duration: Up to 6 months
 
Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality
 
Line management Responsibilities: None
 
Budget Accountabilities: None 
 
Child Protection Level: 3

Introduction
 
Save the Children has been working in Kenya since 1984. Current programmes focus on Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Livelihood, Nutrition and WASH implementing both directly and through local partners. 
Save the Children has child protection intervention in Dadaab Refugee Camps and works with partners on child protection issues at the national and local level.

The programme in the Dadaab Refugee Camps is one of the largest child protection programmes of Save the Children globally. 
A system approach is used to strengthen the child protection mechanisms at multi-levels targeting government and non-government actors, the community and children themselves. 
A comprehensive case management system is established to respond to the gravest child protection violations in the camps through identification, assessment, Best Interest Determination, referral and follow-up visits. 
Community-based alternative care, child protection community structures, child participation and psychosocial support, as well as community sensitisation and advocacy for behaviour changes are also key components of the programme.  
Currently the Dadaab programme is funded by UNHCR, UNICEF, BPRM and private donors, and is under-going a comprehensive review and evaluation of services over the past 6 years.

Save the Children also works with partners at the national level and within other projects to ensure that Children without Appropriate Care receive protective services, that working children’s needs are addressed and that children who have been abused are supported with comprehensive services.  
We seek to expand this work in the coming six months.  
We also would like to build on several studies and publications that Save the Children has worked on – including issues of children connected to the streets in the Rift Valley, children in urban slums in Mombasa and sexual violence in conflict.

Job Purpose
 
The Child Protection Technical Consultant will be under the functional and technical supervision of the Director of Programme Development and Quality in Nairobi. 

The Consultant will provide technical expertise to Save the Children’s Child Protection programme in the following key areas:
  • Support the development and capacity building of the child protection staff in Dadaab to assume senior roles in managing the large-scale programme.  One staff will be mentored to take on the CP Manager role.  This will also include assisting the projects to transition to a more community-managed strategy (internally known as “Desert Flower”).  The consultant will ensure that a pilot in one camp is documented and staff are prepared to replicate lessons learned in other camps.
  • Ensure the planned evaluation of the comprehensive Child Protection system in Dadaab refugee camp is completed and that data from the field and report drafts are adequately reviewed and prepared for sharing. A second external consultant has been identified and secured who will lead this evaluation.
  • Oversee the subsequent documentation of the comprehensive Child Protection system in Dadaab refugee camp for communications and fundraising purposes.
  • Represent Save the Children at the national level with UNICEF, UNHCR, the Government of Kenya and other donors and partners, as requested.
  • Support the country office to remain a key contributor to national-level coordination on child protection; link field programmes with relevant structures and developments in the child protection systems; and ensure the delivery of programme quality is in line with donors’ requirements and child protection minimum standards.  
Key Deliverables

The Child Protection Advisor will be based in Nairobi with travel to field sites within Kenya as required.

1. Mentoring and transition plan for Dadaab 
  • Work closely with the existing team in Dadaab to transition child protection staff to more senior roles and prepare for management with appropriate tools and systems.  This will include working on M&E systems to coordinate supervisory feedback and track progress.  One key deliverable is an agreed upon mentoring plan for the new Child Protection Manager. 
  • Assist staff in Dadaab in designing and documenting the transition strategy from the current direct service delivery to the new Desert Flower approach, which includes more community engagement and ownership of services at the child friendly centres.  The deliverable is a documented step-by-step plan of how to move to the Desert Flower approach, with key lessons from one pilot in a selected camp.
2. Fundraising and proposal development
  • Support the development of child protection proposals/concept notes for Dadaab and the emergency portfolio: ensure coordinated input from the field teams and other departments in the Nairobi office.
3. External networking and representation
  • Establish new contacts and maintain existing relationships with key national level and field level donors
  • Support the Department of Children’s Service to lead the Child Protection Working Group in Nairobi alongside with UNICEF. Ensure participation and representation of SC in other key coordination meetings at the national level
  • Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Programme Review, coordination meetings or area-based meetings as required.  Participate in Donor visits to project(s) within the child protection portfolio as required. 
4. Recruitment of a full-time Child Protection Advisor for the Kenya country office
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of a full-time Child Protection Advisor for the Kenya country office.
5. Provide technical back-stopping for the country office in Child Protection
  • On a day-to-day basis provide technical back-stopping and representation for Save the Children at the national level. 
  • Coordinate with Technical Advisors from the regional office and Save the Children Members to ensure that our projects are delivering according to donor expectations, and community needs. 
  • Provide technical review of donor reports prior to submission.
  • Ensure that programme quality issues are raised within the Programme Development and Quality team, especially in regards to field-level implementation.
Person Specification
  • Masters degree required in relevant field, social work background highly desired.
  • 5 years field-based technical experience in child protection programmes in development and humanitarian settings. Experience working in Dadaab or other refugee settings will be an asset.
  • Experience in national-level coordination and representation, including translating field-level challenges to donors and national and global debates and policy and best practice developments to field teams.
  • Experience in case management, working with child survivors of SGBV and CAAFAG.
  • Proven capacity to design, implement and evaluate protection programmes with children, youth, and families in difficult circumstances.
  • Extensive experience in programme design, proposal development, and reporting for bilateral donors and private foundations. Experience with UNICEF, UNHCR, BPRM and USAID highly desired.
  • Experience in undertaking programme evaluations, assessments and surveys for child protection.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English essential.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to work effectively in insecure environments as well as the capacity to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances. 
Desirable
  • Experience working in Kenya or East Africa
  • Experience in supporting other agencies and government in adapting or enhancing ways of working with regards to child protection case management
  • Experience with child protection cluster coordination
How to apply

The application process is now open and will close on 14th June 2013 at 5.00 p.m. 
To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the position title on the subject line.
Ipas is an international NGO specializing in women’s reproductive health care and rights.

Through the Africa Alliance office based in Nairobi, Ipas support s programs and policy strategies in the Africa region and selected countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.

The Ipas Africa Alliance seeks staff for its finance and programs team in Kenya and the region.

There are two openings one for a Senior Finance Manager and the other for Regional Health Systems Consultant.

The incumbent will work with a team to support the enabling environment to improve women’s reproductive rights, specifically the right to safe abortion in Kenya and in the region.

Senior Finance Manager
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight and coordination the Africa Alliance finance team by ensuring timely and accurate processing of financial transactions, timely reporting and submission of financial reports to HQ, oversee adherence to organizational SOPs, donor guidelines and local regulations and GAAP.
  • Work closely with Africa Vice-President, Alliance Country/Programs Director and Unit Managers to ensure budgets consistent with strategic plans, assists the in the formulation of project and new proposal budgets, provides strategic inputs on budget MIS and provides training and orientation on budgeting process and procedures.
  • Supervise the Country banking arrangements, liaison with the banker, ensure adequate cash flow for operations, and ensure to minimize exposure to currency exchange gain /loss.
  • Supervise the operations/office logistics.
  • Establishes annual audit program in consultation with Country/Programs Director and HQ Finance, oversees the implementation of annual statutory audit, and oversees the implementation of annual audit. findings/recommendations
  • Independently defines tasks and procedures on new assignments.
  • Provides leadership within technical or functional area to resolve complex issues
Core Requirements:
  • C.P.A. certification is desired
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Bachelor’s with a major in accounting, finance, commerce, or a related field is required
  • At least 9 years’ experience required
  • 3-4 years previous supervisory experience required
  • Minimal international NGO experience required
  • Must be able to independently produce financial statements according to internationally accepted accounting principals
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of country and region specific accounting standards and principals
  • Must be familia region
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
Senior Regional Health Systems Consultant

Responsibilities:
  • Provides input on country and regional program design, proposal development, and reports to ensure core health system program components are represented,
  • Ensures entry of country level health system activities into the GEM reporting system and tracks progress in achieving targets,
  • Provides technical assistance in implementing Ipas’s standard procedures for trainee and site support and monitoring,
  • Ensures country programs are utilizing abortion technology supply and resupply guidance,
  • Reviews quarterly site monitoring results to identify gaps in trainee and site performance and needed improvements,
  • Reviews and provides inputs on country-adapted training, educational materials and standards and guidelines to ensure consistency with agency standards and ensures Clinical Affairs Global Technical review of clinically-related information and recommendations,
  • Coordinates with other members of the Regional Support Team to mutually support achievement of results,
  • Summarizes and presents technical activities and results to share best practices and seeks technical inputs for improving health system results,
  • Participates in donor processes including report/proposal writing and fundraising.
Core Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline;
  • 8 + years reproductive health experience;
  • Extensive reproductive health training experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning and technical skills in areas of responsibility;
  • Proven management, supervisory, budgeting, and negotiating skills;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated computer experience;
  • Cross-cultural/language skills preferred;
  • International experience and expertise required, particularly in West Africa region;
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience, as relevant;
  • Ability to represent Ipas externally, including communications and negotiations with partners;
  • Ability to travel 30% to plan, implement or supervise technical activities
Applicants should submit cover letter and CV to: IpasAlliance@ipas.org We do not accept phone calls but encourage you to visit our website: http:// www.ipas.org before applying. 
Deadline for applications is: COB 14th June, 2013. 
Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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