The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking Psychotherapist / Trainer to join a program in Nairobi addressing the mental health needs of refugees who are living in the city. 

The Psychotherapist / Trainer will oversee psychological interventions, including individual and group therapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture. 

The position will also provide training and supervision to psychosocial counselors. 

The position has a one-year renewable agreement. 

This may be an accompanied post. 

The position will begin immediately.

Organization:
 

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. 

We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. 

We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. 

We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Primary Responsibilities:

Clinical Management: Oversee psychosocial mental health interventions for refugee communities, in the form of individual counseling, group therapy, and community/large group trainings and activities. Assist in the coordination of multidisciplinary treatment with counseling and physiotherapy teams.

Supervision and Training: Design and carry out training programs for staff counselors – including ongoing training, mentoring, modeling and supervision. Continually assess development of counselors and adapt training to meet their needs.

Community Assessment: Mentor counselors in completing needs assessments in order to identify target populations, program sites, and determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war.

Community Collaboration: Providing training and collaborate with other organizations in the community to address the needs of torture survivors.

Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.

Participate as member of the program team to achieve program objectives.

Program Evaluation: Participate in the implementation of program evaluation.

Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field. Masters degree or equivalent required.
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.
  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma. Experience with gender-based violence highly desirable.
  • Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health counselors using adult experiential learning activities.
  • Experience working in Africa preferred. Experience in East Africa highly preferred.
  • Experience supervising staff required. Experience supervising mental health counselors preferred.
  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package.
 
How to apply:

Submit CV and letter of interest at http://cvt.simplicant.com.

Closing Date: 11 Oct 2013
Kenya Fluorspar Company, based in the Kerio Valley, is a progressive and well established private corporate entity involved in Mining.

The Company invites applications from qualified persons for the position of:-

Stock Control Manager

Qualifications:
 
1. Degree or Higher National Diploma in clearing and forwarding from a recognized college or university
 
2. Must have Marine service/port operation experience
 
3. Must have at least 5 years experience in handling bulk goods
 

4. Must be able to operate under minimum supervision
 
5. Must be conversant with international maritime laws
 
All applications with detailed CVs and copies of certificates must reach the undersigned on or before 23rd Sep 2013 through

 e-mail: hr@kenyafluorspar.co.ke
 
Managing Director
Kenya Fluorspar Company,
Private Bag
Eldoret
Sorghum Value Chain Development Consortium (SVCDC)
 
Sorghum 4F
 
Vacancies in an Agribusiness Incubator

The SVCDC trading as Sorghum 4F Agribusiness Incubator is an autonomous public-private partnership formed by participating institutions including Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) (as the lead institution), Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Agritrace and Farming Support International (FASI). 

The Agribusiness incubator is funded by the Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN), an initiative of FARA with financial support from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). 

The mission of Sorghum 4F is to catalyze and grow sustainable agribusinesses in specific agricultural value chains while influencing Agribusiness education in our universities to develop graduates who are job creators rather than job seekers. 

The sorghum 4F clients include Agribusiness start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and commercial firms.
 
To support its growth strategies, the Agribusiness incubator is seeking to recruit dynamic, highly self driven and results oriented persons for a 3 year contract for the following positions located at JKUAT, Main campus, Juja. 

An attractive salary packages shall accompany each position.
 
1. The Chief Executive Officer
 
Job description
 
The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and shall:
  • Be the secretary of the Board of Directors, maintaining records of the board’s activities and decisions
  • Provide leadership in the development, execution and achievements of the incubator’s strategic objectives.
  • Ensure timely preparation of annual business plans and operating budgets and ensure prudent financial management
  • Liaise with local stakeholder agribusiness innovation communities to ensure that the incubator remains demand-driven and responsive to client needs
  • Liaise with the Technical Advisory Committee to develop feasibility assessment for proposals and concept notes for clients, including the development of business plans, due diligence assessments, research, and diagnostic activities
  • Oversee the development of innovative products and services for the incubator and her clients.
  • Identify potential funders, develop and execute fundraising initiatives for the incubator
  • Build effective relationships with the Board, Technical Advisory committee , the partner institutions, government agencies, investors and stakeholders
  • Enforce a culture of good corporate governance and adherence to the donor’s guidelines and regulations.
Qualification and Requirements
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree specializing in Agribusiness or related Agricultural fields
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years’ of relevant experience in Agribusiness development and management in reputable institutions
  • Strategic thinker with excellent decision making skills
  • Must have established a proven track record in ability to fundraise and reputation for outstanding performance
  • Be of impeccable integrity and honesty, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership and team working skills with the ability to develop and motivate a high performance culture
  • Experience in Agribusiness Incubation Programs will be an added advantage
  • Should have a clear vision of the totality of the operations of an Agribusiness incubator and the incubated clients
2. Marketing Manager (Sales, Marketing & Business Development)
 
Job description
 
Working under the CEO, the Marketing Manager shall:
  • Be responsible for devising strategies to capture innovative agribusinesses opportunities, plan for and implement these business opportunities in partnership with the Technical Advisory committee to meet the incubator’s objectives for business retention, growth and sustainability.
  • Prospect for potential new clients, seek out new markets, and identify opportunities for campaigns, products and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales for the incubator’s clients
  • Be at the forefront of brand building and business development initiatives for the incubator’s clients,
  • Be responsible for planning, executing and maintaining all market research relevant to the incubator’s products and services.
  • Be responsible for gathering, managing and disseminating business intelligence to the incubator’s clients.
  • Identify, build, maintain and improve relations with the incubator’s business partners as a method of exploring potential sales opportunities and strengthen the market of the clients
  • Ensure optimum use of the incubator’s resources to achieve the objectives of the clients and ensure that the incubator meets it annual revenue growth targets
Qualification and Requirements
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s of commerce -Marketing option or Bachelors of Administration, Marketing option or B.Sc. in Agribusiness or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in medium or large scale Agribusiness enterprises where business development activities were undertaken and there was evidence of impact
  • Entrepreneurial experience (starting and managing a business) will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of networking and relationship building ability.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
3. Finance and Administration Manager
 
Job Description
 
Working under the CEO, the Finance and Administration Manager shall:
  • Manage financial and administrative sound systems including budgeting; asset management; cash flow management; payroll processing and tax filing; management reports; financial, variance and accounts analysis; in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, financial policies and procedures in compliance with different jurisdictions.
  • Work closely with CEO in preparation of business models, business plans, timelines and operational budgets.
  • Monitor and manage the incubator’s expenditures within the allotted budget and provide professional advice on financial matters and advising on ways to improve performance
  • Manage all aspects of human resource management for all employees including but not limited to recruitment, induction, development and termination, in consultation with relevant organs of the incubator, performance management, facilitating the process of setting benefit and compensation packages, and implement Board‐approved employee policies in accordance with relevant Employment law requirements.
  • Establish key financial strategies to achieve financial goals and enhance business profitability.
  • Prepare proposals and negotiate contracts to bring incremental revenues to the incubator
  • Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure audit recommendations are implemented
Qualification and Requirements
  • A minimum of Bachelors of Commerce - accounting option and CPA(K) or Bachelors of Business Administration-Finance option
  • Minimum 3 years in medium or large scale Agribusiness enterprises
  • Knowledge of Agricultural Value chains will be an added advantage
  • Experience in public financial and procurement requirements
  • Knowledge of public- private partnerships management
  • Experience in reporting of donor funds
4. ICT Administrator
 
Job Description
 
Working under the CEO, the ICT Administrator shall:
  • Be responsible for compiling, editing and uploading relevant information about the incubator operations and her clients onto the incubator’s Management Information and Collaboration System (MICS) for effective and timely management of all aspects of the incubator’s activities.
  • Assist the Technical Advisory committee in sketching and testing the viability of business models in the Strategyzer, a business model foundry.
  • Manage, generate, compile, edit and upload high quality content for the incubator’s website
  • Be responsible for managing all IT hardware and software needs, supporting the system users across the network, developing and implementing data security access and communication
  • Promote audience engagement and drive web traffic by pushing the incubator and her client’s information out on social media.
Qualification and Requirements
  • A B.Sc. in Information and Communications Technology or a related field of study from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in researching, generation and editing of creative content for online publication in an Agribusiness enterprise.
  • Must have impeccable written and verbal English, and demonstrate love for the internet.
  • Must be a team player, proactive, vibrant and responsible
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates should email their applications enclosing the application letter, a detailed CV with daytime phone numbers, three professional referees, copies of academic certificates and testimonials and disclose their current and expected salary to info@sorghum3fs.co.ke not later than 20th of September 2013.

SVCDC is an equal opportunity employer
Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 

Our client, Oxford University Press East Africa Limited (OUPEA) furthers the University’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya and within the region. 

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position ofPublishing Manager.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Publishing Manager will have the overall responsibility for the publishing function. 


S/he will develop, plan, prioritize and implement the departmental program and oversee the publishing process to ensure that books are published within set deadlines, according to the budget and are of the highest quality.

The Person

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field from a recognised university. 

The candidate should also have at least five (5) years’ experience in a busy publishing or editorial department at a senior management level. 

The candidate should also have a good understanding of financials and the commercial driver of a successful publishing company.

The Offer


If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Friday 27th September 2013. 

A detailed job profile can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Publishing Manager

Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to esdoup@kpmg.co.ke. 

Applicants will also be required to provide the following:

1) A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
 
2) A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy: Expense BookKeeper

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
 
Function: Finance
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
 
Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description
 
One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. 

In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff. 

Job Description 
 
One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as Bookkeepers.

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced, talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Contract Details: Permanent and subject to performance

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred; CPA not necessary but useful
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities
  • Quick learner and team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively
  • Good organizational skills
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision
Bookkeeper Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage Books accounts
  • Record and update accounts using source documents, using proper description, location and code
  • Verify and reconcile cash balances for all accounts if there are discrepancies
  • Get approval of month-end account balances from all account holders
  • Submit the Books each month on time
  • Track and file all payment documentation
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. 
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
 
Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
 
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply
 
Email cover letter and resume to Kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Bookkeeper (Expenses) + the place you heard of the position).

Interested applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 26th of September 2013.
The Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (AFTP2) is seeking to hire a highly motivated GG levelSenior Economist to be posted in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Africa Region of the World Bank covers 47 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  As reflected in the Africa Action Plan, Bank support aims at: strengthening the results framework for achieving impact at the country level; building capable states and improving governance; supporting the drivers of growth; ensuring that the benefits from growth are shared broadly; and leveraging IDA assistance by strengthening partnerships.  

To this end, the Region has an active and diverse work program encompassing significant IDA operations, HIPC debt relief, a diverse program of analytical work, and a large portfolio of almost 400 projects under supervision.  The Region has been at the forefront of work on PRSPs and accompanying PRSCs; and post-conflict countries.  

Bank support to clients in the area of natural resources management is expanding rapidly as only 5 countries in Africa are not involved in the exploration or production of natural resources. Over 1,400 staff work in the Region; and more than 50 percent are based in the 37 country offices.  

The core values guiding our work are passion for our mission of sustainable poverty reduction, putting the needs of the client at the center of all our activities, trust and respect as a common currency, intellectual rigor and curiosity, honesty and integrity, teamwork, and openness to learning and the courage to admit we do not always have the answer. 

The Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Group (AFR PREM) plays a key role in implementing the Africa strategy. It has particularly significant responsibilities in strengthening efforts to: support shared growth; build sustainable and effective institutions; and deepen results orientation. 

The Senior Economist would be part of AFTP2 sector unit, the home of PREM staff providing lending and non-lending services in support of growth and poverty reduction in seven East African countries (Kenya, Rwanda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia). 

The unit supports the country programs managed by three Country Directors who are located in country offices along with about three-quarters of the PREM team. 

The work program of the Unit is expanding as a result of increased demand in country programs for both analytical and operational work in the areas of economic policy, governance, poverty, and statistical capacity building.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Task manage analytical products or contribute inputs to them, working with local research teams and helping them to engage with senior country officials, other in-country stakeholders and development partners in policy dialogue on a range of issues: poverty, inequality, labor, and crisis impacts;
  • Provide cutting-edge technical support to country counterparts on household survey design, poverty and inequality measurement and monitoring, and other elements of capacity building for poverty analysis in country. This will include developing, testing and taking to scale the use of innovative IT solutions for poverty monitoring/social accountability;
  • Share/disseminate good technical practice and sound poverty analysis to country counterparts and other stakeholders, in country;
  • Foster and engage in dialogue with country team colleagues and country counterparts on poverty and inequality measurement and monitoring, analytical findings related to poverty, inequality, and labor, and on strengthening of poverty reduction programs and policy, in particular social protection work;
  • Contribute to increased integration of poverty analysis–or poverty focus– in PREM and other sector products;
  • Work with colleagues on the poverty team and other parts of the Bank in sharing knowledge and experience as well as participate in regional poverty and inequality work.
  • The selected candidate would focus on a subset of the countries covered by AFTP2 including at least Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan, as well as engage in regional analytical tasks in the area of poverty dynamics.
Selection Criteria:
  • Advanced degree in economics (PhD preferred) and at least 8 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience with poverty measurement and analysis, and poverty mapping, is essential;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English;
  • Strong analytical background and experience in microeconomic analysis, including empirical analysis of large micro datasets;
  • Experience in the collection of household survey data, and experience in advising national statistical agencies in methodology of survey work;
  • Record of delivering analytical products with policy relevance for developing countries;
  • Established track record in leading tasks, working with limited supervision and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to work well with clients, including a track record of policy dialogue and capacity-building among clients; and
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and across sector and country boundaries
Competencies
  • General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills - Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations with credible analysis and tools. 
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level. 
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners. 
  • Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations. 
  • Technical and Quantitative Skills as an Applied Development Microeconomist - Able to lead/participate in projects related to poverty and inequality reduction, poverty and welfare measurement, national development strategies, monitoring, information and evaluation systems, impact evaluation, and related areas. 
  • Written and Verbal Communication - Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and managers)
  • Team Leadership - Leads teams to achieve objectives, providing the needed direction and structure, and resolving problems of both a technical and interpersonal nature. 
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches. 
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels. 
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. 

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Click here to apply online

Closing Date: 21-Sep-2013
Our client is a general Insurance Company that has been in operation in Kenya for over 50 years. 

Our client provides insurance solutions both to large corporates and the SME sector in a refreshing style and has remained consistently profitable.

Our client is currently undergoing rapid management changes and is preparing to be a very dominant player in this market. 
 
In order to grow locally and set up a platform for the region, our client seeks to hire a Finance Manager who will initially report to the Executive Director.
 

Job Summary: 

Responsible for overseeing financial management within the organization. 

Oversee the development of prudent financial system, risk management, internal control system in accordance with international standards.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement prudent financial and investment plans in the Finance department to minimize financial risks in the organization
  • Manage the complete finance function including statutory accounting, management reporting, tax returns & budgeting based on international standards
  • Develop and maintain sound internal control procedures, and implement an efficient and timely financial reporting system
  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports including income, balance sheet, and cash flow statements
  • Prepare reports to the Managing Director to cover all financial matters
  • Liaise  with other departments to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met
  • Align the operations of the finance department with the appropriate technology to increase operational efficiency
  • Implement financial policies, decisions of the Board of Directors to ensure efficient administration of the organization’s financial resources, accountability of financial rules and regulation
  • Update the Board of Directors regarding changes in legislations or regulations that may affect the business operations and ensure that all statutory legal financial obligations are met on time.
  • Supervise, train and mentor staff from the department.
Academic / Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. A master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage
  • Professional accounting qualification CPA (k), ACCA
  • Good progress in ACII or equivalent from a recognized Insurance Institute
Work Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in a busy finance department in a senior position preferably in the insurance industry
 
Other Requirements:
  • Member of the institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other accounting professional body
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess leadership skill and ability to work with diverse teams
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Knowledge of operations of insurance industry and its interface with the Insurance Regulatory Authority.
  • Sound Analytical and IT skills relevant in finance related packages.
Remuneration:
 
Our client offers all the advantages one would expect from an industry leader including a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our client is an equal opportunities employer.
 
Application Process:
 
Kindly send your 2 page CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation for the job to recruitment@racg.co.ke and address it to The Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For more details check www.racg.co.ke

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