The Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) is the leading Scouting presence in Africa and the largest Youth Movement in Kenya where it was established in 1910.
 
As part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, KSA aspires to create a Better World through provision of a value based and skills-oriented education for young people.
 
All posts are open to the current membership of KSA and any other professionals supporting the aims of Scouting.
 
Camp & Centre Managers in the following Centres:
 
a. Nairobi
 

b. Machakos
 
c. Nyeri
 
d. Embu
 
e. Siaya
 
f. Kilifi
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Market the Camp & Centre with the respective Counties
  • Coordinate and manage the day to day running of the Camp & Centre as per Organization’s laid down policy.
  • Ensure that the Camp is running and becomes profitable and sustainable
  • Coordinate activities in consultation with Camps and Sites Committee and the Head Office
  • Ensure the financial well being of the Organization and adherence to statutory obligations
  • Prepare and present technical and financial reports and monthly to the Camps & Training Centres Committee.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the National Executive Committee and the Governing Council.
Essential skills, knowledge and competencies
  • Diploma in Social work or related field
  • At least 2 years experience in a similar or related position.
  • Proven leadership skills including Camp Management, ability to prepare and analyze programme plans, financial forecasts and feasibility studies.
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with Scouts & the General Public
  • Ability to promote the Camp and ensure accountability, transparency and the profitability, sustainability of the Camp & Centre.
  • Be a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Good understanding of Scouting
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications, latest CV, day time telephone number, copies of relevant credentials and details of three referees to: jobs@kenyascouts.org

So as to be received by the undersigned on or before 4th September, 2013

The National Commissioner
Camps and Sites
Kenya Scouts Association
P.O. Box 41422-00100
Nairobi
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Tourism Fund (Formerly Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees) is a body corporate established under the Tourism Act, 2011 is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan citizen to fill the following position:-
 
Position: Human Capital and Administration Manager
 
Grade: 02
 
Responsibilities
  • Planning, Coordinating and Implementing human resource and Administration policies, strategies, systems and processes aligned to organizational objectives;
  • Ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of human resource policies, rules and regulations, including those related to pensions, salaries, labour laws and other statutes relating to human resource;
  • Conduct a regular and comprehensive functional review and staff audit and provide a strategic direction on its appropriateness;
  • Ensure the development of appropriate administrative structures to ensure effective and efficient service delivery;
  • Oversee the implementation of an effective human resource management information system for monitoring, tracking and evaluating employees activities;
  • Benefits administration as well as employee relations aimed at staff morale, increasing productivity and enhancing organizational effectiveness;
  • Lead and facilitate change management and implement leadership management and staff development programme for efficient service delivery;
  • Maintain manpower, succession and development plans for talented innovative and critical staff to support business plans;
  • Advising on proper recruitment, deployment, staff performance, career progression, etc;
  • Making appropriate recommendations and proposals on human capital planning succession Management;
  • Ensuring and enforcing safety and security procedures;
  • Oversee day to day administrative processes for effective support to operations and service delivery;
  • Guiding, monitoring and supervision of staff under him/her.
Qualifications
 
For appointment to this position, one must have the following:-
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Human Resources or related subject from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Masters degree in Human Resources, Business Administration with specialization in human resource from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage;
  • A higher Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Experience
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience, three of which must be at a senior management level.
Other Requirements
  • Be a member of a Professional body.
  • Demonstrate outstanding professional competence in Human Resource Management issues;
  • High Integrity, result oriented, passes strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be a team player;
  • Proficiency in IT applications.
  • Be aged 35 years and above.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements are asked to submit their applications with an updated curriculum vitae with three referees, copies of relevant certificates, testimonials and day contact telephone number to:-
 
The Chief Executive Officer
Tourism Fund,
P. O. Box 46987-00100 GPO
Nairobi.
 
Email: info@tourismfund.co.ke
 
To reach the office not later than 5.00pm, Friday 30th August, 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
 
Tourism Fund is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Those who had applied earlier need not apply.

Advertisement of Vacancy: Public Relations Officer
 
The Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) is a state corporation with the mandate of regulating and promoting the development of Kenya’s tea industry. 

The Board has a wide range of stakeholders, hence wishes to recruit highly self-driven Officer.
 
Reporting to the Corporate Relations Executive, the successful candidate will be required to coordinate the TBK’s publicity programmes and media relations.
 
The successful applicant must be dynamic, results oriented, responsible and highly driven. 

He/she must be a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Communication or equivalent and a post graduate diploma in journalism or public Relations. 

He/she should have a minimum experience of five (5) years. 

He/she should have skills in customer care; have the ability to work diplomatically, harmoniously and effectively with diverse groups of people. 

He/she should have excellent communication skills both oral and written. 

Must have good interpersonal skills and good grasp of both public relations duties and media relations. 

He/she should have excellent organizational skills, must be computer literate and have ability to work under demanding environment with minimum supervision. 

He/she must be honest and a person of high integrity.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
The job entails the following:-
  • Preparing and implementing TBK’s publicity plans;
  • Publicizing TBK’s activities and maintaining positive media relations;
  • Liaising with the stakeholders on TBK customer care and communication services; and
  • Organizing meetings of a general nature, such as field days and publicity fora.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application with detailed Curriculum Vitae, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, names of three referees and copies of your testimonials and certificates to:-
 
The Managing Director
Tea Board of Kenya
Naivasha Road-Off Ngong Road
P.O. Box 20064 - 00200
Nairobi
 
So as to reach not later than 10th September 2013.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Any canvassing prior to or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.

Tea Board of Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Unigroup Transporters is a leading transport firm with its offices based in Mombasa. We are looking to fill the following positions;
 
General Manager
 
Reporting to the Managing Director.
 
The General Manager will be responsible for maintaining smooth and efficient operations of the Organization. 

The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring excellent standards of trucking service of the vast Unigroup Transporters clientele.
 
Key responsibilities include:-

  • Directing the activities of the organization to ensure achievement of respective sales targets and business plans;
  • Ensure relationships of the company with key customers in order to further the company business interests;
  • Optimally manage the company finances in order to sustain the operations while focusing at the interests of the investors in order to reap maximum return on investment;
  • Prepare a long range strategic plan in marketing, business development and general operations of the organization;
  • Manage and motivate the personnel in order to synergize their efforts towards the company’s targets and goals;
  • Ensure proper fleet management to improve the utilization and availability of the fleet and reduce the downtime as well as reduce the maintenance costs;
  • Prepare management reports such as proposed tariff increases or schedule;
  • Develop budgets and monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets;
  • Analyze expenditure and other financial information in order to develop plans, policies and budgets for increasing profits and improving services.
Qualifications
  • Must be an MBA holder, or a Degree in a Management related field;
  • Understanding of the transport and logistical industry;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the trucking business;
  • Sound knowledge of shunting activities in Mombasa and its environs;
  • Thorough knowledge of the East & Central Africa road network coupled with upto date understanding of cross border regulatory requirements;
  • Outstanding time management skills;
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in developing and driving business strategies.
Transport Officer
 
Reporting to the General Manager.
 
The Transport Officer will be responsible for effectively running the transport unit and ensuring excellent and efficient standards of service are maintained at all times.

Key responsibilities include:-
  • Participate in budget formulation process;
  • Maintain and update vehicle inventory in liaison with the Workshop Manager to ensure seamless service delivery;
  • Manage staff and ensure a high degree of motivation, efficiency and discipline;
  • In liaison with the Workshop manager ensure vehicles are properly maintained;
  • Prepare regular reports on each vehicles monthly yield, mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance thereof;
  • Maintenance of the fleet management system and generation of reports;
  • Follow-up proper reporting and documentation of accidents and claims and statutory requirements;
  • Link between the company & the customers;
  • Offer quality customer care service while continuously updating on cargo position & delivery time-lines.
Qualifications
  • University degree from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a commercial environment of which 2 years should be in a similar position;
  • Good customer care and coordinating skills;
  • Proven leadership skills and mature thinking;
  • Well developed communication skills, both written and verbal at all levels;
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to make decisions and to solve problems;
  • Ability to work long and odd hours and meet strict deadlines.
If you believe that you are the right candidate for this position, please email your application letter and updated CV to jobs@unigroup.co.ke to be received not later than Wednesday 28th August 2013.
Exciting Career Opportunities
 
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not - for - profit Pan - African institution, dedicated for the last 25 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in Sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists.

AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and training.
 

AERC is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the following positions:
 
Programme Administrator
 
The position is responsible for the administration of grants within the programme as well as ensures efficient financial management of programme activities.

Key responsibilities:
  • Manage, update and maintain an accurate record of all grants awarded, disbursed and balances payable;
  • Assist in the preparation of annual Programme for Work and Budget;
  • Prepare payments to grantees and to other service providers;
  • Maintain an accurate budget monitoring system to track budgets and donor expenditure;
  • Prepare financial reports for individual donors and management reports;
  • Keep track of all donor agreements including due dates disbursements and requests and ensure compliance to donor requirements in the use of funds;
  • Assist in the preparation for audit schedules;
  • Assists in the management of all financial aspects for various workshops and meetings;
Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce or any Business related discipline;
  • Minimum of CPA III;
  • At least three years relevant experience;
  • Experience in computerized accounting systems;
  • Experience in Grant management and donor reporting;
Research Administrator
 
The position is responsible for providing programmatic support services to the Research Department as well as efficient and effective administration of data and donor reporting.
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Assist in preparation of annual activity implementation plans and implementation of the Programme for work and budget
  • Preparation of initial donor/ Management narrative reports;
  • Support the research managers in the technical preparation for workshops
  • Coordinate and analyze satisfaction surveys/ evaluations from workshops and various courses
  • Assist in management of the research pipeline at all stages
  • Maintain a record and follow up on feedback from various reviewers and researchers
  • Supervise the management and maintenance of the database of researchers
  • Assist in coordinating and supervising the logistical aspects of research activities including workshops and meetings.
Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Economics
  • 3 years experience in report writing, data analysis and information management
  • Experience in programme/ Project Management, administration and planning
  • Good organizational skills with ability to manage workload effectively
  • Proficiency in oral and written French is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications
If you believe you believe you have the qualifications and experience to the above roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees.

To be considered your application must be received by 30th August 2013 addressed to:

Email: recruitment@aercafrica.org

For more information on AERC, you can visit our website onwww.aercafrica.org

Bayer East Africa a subsidiary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of hightech materials, Health Care and Crop Science seeks to recruit qualified and experienced individual to fill the following position:

Legal Officer

Ref No. 2013/HR/BGP-001
 
Reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration, the Legal Officer will be accountable for all legal activities in the region, including business partnering, compliance, litigation, general legal services (Contracts, Intellectual Property/Patents, and Labour) and external legal advisor contacts. 

He/she thereby protects the assets and reputation of Bayer and ensures compliance with all applicable local country laws and regulations including those pertaining to all foreign subsidiaries of the company.
 

Professional Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge of the substantive law applicable to the functional area in the relevant jurisdiction, including ability to effectively interact with regulatory authorities.
  • Ability to conduct and/or lead complex contract negotiations.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one other area of law relevant to the business supported, including antitrust/competition law, or the like.
  • Ability to proactively advise the business and management on legal implications of business strategy.
  • Ability to properly select and actively manage outside counsel, as well as other outside vendors and/or consultants.
  • Ability to provide primary legal support to complex corporate projects, including merger, acquisition, and divestment projects.
  • Functional knowledge of cross-border and international issues affecting the business supported.
  • Knowledge of international legal issues.
  • Ability to represent the company in trade associations and external organizations.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • A minimum of 8 years of legal experience gained from progressively responsible positions
  • University degree or equivalent from an accredited law school
  • Certified Lawyer
  • English and Kiswahili language must be fluent in spoken and written
How to apply:
 
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 31st August 2013 to:
 
The Head of Human Resources & Communications,
Bayer East Africa Ltd, 
PO Box 30321 – 00100 GPO,
Nairobi. 

E-mail: hr.ke@bayer.com
 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Foton East Africa Ltd - A motor vehicle company with the headquarters situated at Davies house along Mombasa road, Nairobi – is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy with an aim of reaching every region in Kenya. 

We would like to recruit innovative and high performing individuals to the position in Sales Department for our Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru and Mombasa Branches.
 
1. Motor Vehicles Sales Executives
 

(Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Mombasa)
 
Qualifications, Competencies and Attributes
  • Three years and above sales experience in the Motor Industry with good network and adept at connecting with people.
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication, computer literate, very presentable, confident personality and ready to work under minimal supervision.
  • Must have a good understanding of the market and the potential for sales growth in the region of choice.
  • Those possessing a laptop, a clean driving license and a personal car will have an added advantage.
2. Sales Manager (Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Mombasa)
 
Qualifications, Competencies and Attributes
  • Six years and above sales Experience in the Motor Industry.
  • Proficient in team building, Fit to cope with the pressure at workplace and ability to co-ordinate the sales team.
  • Excellent knowledge of the market and high performance sales capability and effectiveness for growth and development in the region of choice.
  • Those possessing a laptop, a clean driving license and a personal car will have an added advantage.
If you fulfill the above requirements, you are invited to apply by submitting your application quoting the branch of your choice in the subject line together with an up to date CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to fotonhr@gmail.com, or post to:

The Human Resource Manager
Foton East Africa Ltd,
P.O. Box 10340-00100, 
Nairobi
 
Only those meeting the requirements need to apply

an International NGO with major operations in Rift Valley, Nyanza and Eastern; and its local Head Office based in Nairobi seeks to recruit for the position of Head of Programs.
  
Post: Head of Programmes

Reporting To: Country Director

Duration of Contract: 2 Years (includes six-month probation and is renewable depending on performance).

Job Purpose


The position is responsible for providing overall leadership in design and effective implementation of programs. 

S/he ensures effective and efficient Program development, implementation, and management (including operations and administration). 

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with Senior Management Team to articulate both organizational and program policy & guidelines and influencing the roll-out of the same.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Programme Management and Supervision
  • Participate as a member of the Senior Management Team in effective management of the organization.
  • Provide leadership in overall planning and management of programme initiatives and support the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic and business plans.
  • Prepare and oversee the production of strategy documents and policy papers.
  • Facilitate the development of annual operation plans, management plans, work and activity plans for programs
  • Coordinate and manage the development, implementation, monitoring and control of budgets for programs and ensure prudent financial management and effective use of resources allocated for use in implementation of program activities.
  • Take a lead in processes to design and develop new projects, ensuring this builds on experience and shared learning.
  • Develop winning concepts/proposals.
  • Spearhead fund-raising/resource mobilization initiatives for the organization.
  • Critically review project concepts and proposals and work in conjunction with overseas programme support staff to ensure timely and well written proposals are submitted to donors.
  • Ensure timely submission of project reports.
  • Motivate, line-manage, and nurture a strong program team.
  • Effectively manage program consultancy assignments to ensure value for money.
  • Represent the organization in relevant forums and to relevant authorities including local administration, county leaders, donors and others as necessary both locally and nationally.
  • Work with the Country Director to identify and develop relationships with new donors in the country in coordination with the HQ.
  • Negotiate timely renewal of all project contracts and partnership agreements.
Partnership and Institutional Support
  • Establish and develop effective working relations with implementing partners.
  • Undertake/support and oversee organizational needs assessments of partners and coordinate relevant training/support in order to build their capacity to respond to the development needs of their communities.
  • Rigorously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s support to its local partners and the impact it has on poverty reduction.
  • Facilitate consultations with local partners and stakeholders to solicit their input into programme development.
  • Ensure positive working relationships with partners, collaborators, government, other stakeholders and peer organizations.
Learning, Dissemination and Advocacy
  • Support and consolidate participatory action research from across the programme and liaise with universities and research institutes as is appropriate.
  • Facilitate learning within the country programme, promote peer learning between staff and partners, participate in relevant national networks and actively engage in organizational level focus groups.
  • Improve monitoring and evaluation systems across the country programme in line with the organization’s guidelines for community-led evaluations and quantitative data collection.
  • Co-ordinate both external and internal reviews and evaluations.
  • Play an active role in advocacy activities at local and national level and contribute to organization’s engagement in policy debate.
  • Contribute to dissemination of good practice and lessons from the organization’s work in the country.
Other Functions
  • Deputize the Country Director as and when assigned.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Country Director.
Required Skills and Competencies

We are looking for a mature, dynamic and diplomatic individual who is self-starter, an excellent communicator and team builder. 

The individual should have proven ability to manage and motivate staff. 

S/he must have an established track record in project management and is capable of facilitating effective partnerships. 

Attitude and proven experience will count a lot in selecting the right candidate for the position in addition to the basic minimum qualifications.

Essential:

Academic: Masters in Arts or Science in any of the following disciplines: Development, Agricultural Economics, Rural development, Community Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant fields

Relevant Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in project management at a senior level in a similar environment.

Other Competencies:
  • Knowledge of operations of the NGO sector in the country.
  • Practical experience of livelihoods and rights based approaches to development
  • Experience in facilitation of learning process, networking and knowledge management.
  • Knowledge of current challenges facing livelihoods.
  • The individual should possess excellent proposal writing skills with proven ability to secure substantial donor funding.
  • The individual must show ability to build and maintain profitable networks within the sector.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Excellent, verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills in English.
  • Excellent proposal writing and report writing skills with proven ability to secure substantial donor funding
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of operations of the NGO sector in the country.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of partnership and experience in role directly involved in partner/local institution organizational capacity development programmes i.e. with experience in using organizational assessment tools and facilitating organization development processes.
  • Expertise in food security and/or rural enterprise development, value chains, credit, cooperative/ farmer association development, etc
  • Experience in research and skills to adapt and develop appropriate monitoring tools for and its partners.
  • An understanding of how to engage in advocacy and use of evidence to influence policy debate in Kenya.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the main languages.
Key Relationships:
  • Country Director and Local Program staff
  • Civil society organizations including National and international NGOs
  • Government ministries and local government staff
  • Programme support teams and director of programmes, and Director of Policy and strategy at Headquarters.
  • Finance teams in country and Headquarters.
  • Donors/supporters.
Obligations:
  • Carry out the above accountabilities within the operating and process frameworks that apply to the whole Organization.
  • Work together with all the key stakeholders: line and functional to ensure organizational objectives, mission and vision are met.
  • Exemplify the organization’s standards of Integrity, Purpose and Values.
Application Process

Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job should be accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected remuneration (gross salary and cash benefits) to reach the address below before the close of business on Friday 30th August 2013. (Please do not attach scanned certificates, academic documents and testimonials at this point).

Executive Selection
Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants

E-mail: recruitment@strategicdimensions.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted
an International NGO with major operations in Rift Valley, Nyanza and Eastern; and its local Head Office based in Nairobi seeks to recruit for the position of Head of Programs.
  
Post: Head of Programmes

Reporting To: Country Director

Duration of Contract: 2 Years (includes six-month probation and is renewable depending on performance).

Job Purpose


The position is responsible for providing overall leadership in design and effective implementation of programs. 

S/he ensures effective and efficient Program development, implementation, and management (including operations and administration). 

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with Senior Management Team to articulate both organizational and program policy & guidelines and influencing the roll-out of the same.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Programme Management and Supervision
  • Participate as a member of the Senior Management Team in effective management of the organization.
  • Provide leadership in overall planning and management of programme initiatives and support the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic and business plans.
  • Prepare and oversee the production of strategy documents and policy papers.
  • Facilitate the development of annual operation plans, management plans, work and activity plans for programs
  • Coordinate and manage the development, implementation, monitoring and control of budgets for programs and ensure prudent financial management and effective use of resources allocated for use in implementation of program activities.
  • Take a lead in processes to design and develop new projects, ensuring this builds on experience and shared learning.
  • Develop winning concepts/proposals.
  • Spearhead fund-raising/resource mobilization initiatives for the organization.
  • Critically review project concepts and proposals and work in conjunction with overseas programme support staff to ensure timely and well written proposals are submitted to donors.
  • Ensure timely submission of project reports.
  • Motivate, line-manage, and nurture a strong program team.
  • Effectively manage program consultancy assignments to ensure value for money.
  • Represent the organization in relevant forums and to relevant authorities including local administration, county leaders, donors and others as necessary both locally and nationally.
  • Work with the Country Director to identify and develop relationships with new donors in the country in coordination with the HQ.
  • Negotiate timely renewal of all project contracts and partnership agreements.
Partnership and Institutional Support
  • Establish and develop effective working relations with implementing partners.
  • Undertake/support and oversee organizational needs assessments of partners and coordinate relevant training/support in order to build their capacity to respond to the development needs of their communities.
  • Rigorously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s support to its local partners and the impact it has on poverty reduction.
  • Facilitate consultations with local partners and stakeholders to solicit their input into programme development.
  • Ensure positive working relationships with partners, collaborators, government, other stakeholders and peer organizations.
Learning, Dissemination and Advocacy
  • Support and consolidate participatory action research from across the programme and liaise with universities and research institutes as is appropriate.
  • Facilitate learning within the country programme, promote peer learning between staff and partners, participate in relevant national networks and actively engage in organizational level focus groups.
  • Improve monitoring and evaluation systems across the country programme in line with the organization’s guidelines for community-led evaluations and quantitative data collection.
  • Co-ordinate both external and internal reviews and evaluations.
  • Play an active role in advocacy activities at local and national level and contribute to organization’s engagement in policy debate.
  • Contribute to dissemination of good practice and lessons from the organization’s work in the country.
Other Functions
  • Deputize the Country Director as and when assigned.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Country Director.
Required Skills and Competencies

We are looking for a mature, dynamic and diplomatic individual who is self-starter, an excellent communicator and team builder. 

The individual should have proven ability to manage and motivate staff. 

S/he must have an established track record in project management and is capable of facilitating effective partnerships. 

Attitude and proven experience will count a lot in selecting the right candidate for the position in addition to the basic minimum qualifications.

Essential:

Academic: Masters in Arts or Science in any of the following disciplines: Development, Agricultural Economics, Rural development, Community Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant fields

Relevant Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in project management at a senior level in a similar environment.

Other Competencies:
  • Knowledge of operations of the NGO sector in the country.
  • Practical experience of livelihoods and rights based approaches to development
  • Experience in facilitation of learning process, networking and knowledge management.
  • Knowledge of current challenges facing livelihoods.
  • The individual should possess excellent proposal writing skills with proven ability to secure substantial donor funding.
  • The individual must show ability to build and maintain profitable networks within the sector.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Excellent, verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills in English.
  • Excellent proposal writing and report writing skills with proven ability to secure substantial donor funding
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of operations of the NGO sector in the country.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of partnership and experience in role directly involved in partner/local institution organizational capacity development programmes i.e. with experience in using organizational assessment tools and facilitating organization development processes.
  • Expertise in food security and/or rural enterprise development, value chains, credit, cooperative/ farmer association development, etc
  • Experience in research and skills to adapt and develop appropriate monitoring tools for and its partners.
  • An understanding of how to engage in advocacy and use of evidence to influence policy debate in Kenya.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the main languages.
Key Relationships:
  • Country Director and Local Program staff
  • Civil society organizations including National and international NGOs
  • Government ministries and local government staff
  • Programme support teams and director of programmes, and Director of Policy and strategy at Headquarters.
  • Finance teams in country and Headquarters.
  • Donors/supporters.
Obligations:
  • Carry out the above accountabilities within the operating and process frameworks that apply to the whole Organization.
  • Work together with all the key stakeholders: line and functional to ensure organizational objectives, mission and vision are met.
  • Exemplify the organization’s standards of Integrity, Purpose and Values.
Application Process

Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job should be accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected remuneration (gross salary and cash benefits) to reach the address below before the close of business on Friday 30th August 2013. (Please do not attach scanned certificates, academic documents and testimonials at this point).

Executive Selection
Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants

E-mail: recruitment@strategicdimensions.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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