Vacancy: STRYDE Project Director
 
Reporting Unit / Supervisor:  Deputy Regional Director, East Africa
 
Location:  East Africa
 
Travel: Ability to travel with-in East Africa up to 30%, and ability to travel to remote rural locations in East Africa
 
TechnoServe Background

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. 

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. 

With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
 
Program Description

Strengthening Rural Youth Development Through Enterprise (STRYDE)

 
Through the four-year STRYDE Program, TechnoServe is working with 15,000 Kenyan, Rwandan, and Ugandan youth to enable a more successful transition of rural women and men, aged 18 to 30, into economically independent adulthood. 

The STRYDE Program consists of a 3-month training program and a 9-month aftercare phase which helps youth to identify models to start a business, find a job, or return to the family farm utilizing their new commercial skills.

To support youth in starting businesses or obtaining employment or internships, TechnoServe coordinates job fairs, facilitates linkages to additional training, arranges finance clinics with financial service providers, connects youth to local employers and business/ micro-franchise opportunities such as the Coca-Cola 5-by-20 initiative, and looks for ways to create linkages for youth within its existing networks in local and regional agribusinesses and agricultural production.

TechnoServe also recognizes that youth workforce development in parallel with job creation is critical to violence prevention and political stability, and is increasingly identifying avenues to integrate youth into its value chain and entrepreneurship work. 

Over the next 5 years, our strategic plan identifies addressing barriers to opportunities for youth as an important priority.
 
Position Description

Working closely with Country Directors and TechnoServe’s East Africa regional team, you will be responsible for achievement of the project’s goal to train 15,000 rural youth to increase their productive economic engagement. 

Responsibilities encompass overall implementation of the project, including stakeholder relationships, team leadership and management, project planning, budget management and work plan monitoring, M&E and timely and cost-effective delivery of results as per the project logical framework and agreed-upon milestones.
 
You will oversee a large team across Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, including 10-15 business advisors as well as four regional staff based in Nairobi.

Project Management
  • Ensure the project is implemented with sound managerial, technical, financial, human resources and overall programmatic practices and that the processes and activities adhere to corporate policy, legal and contractual obligations and corporate and donor standards
  • Manage regional budget and monitor country budgets to ensure responsible stewardship of donor funds and effective and efficient implementation
  • Report internally and externally on progress and status of project activities; produce consolidated financial and narrative reports for TechnoServe management and donors, as required by the contract and requested on an ad hoc basis.
  • Ensure project targets are achieved, in relation to youth trained, capacities and attitudes improved
  • Create, disseminate, and support country-level adaptation and use of standard templates and tools for key program deliverables, including but not limited to: key M&E indicators and templates, selection criteria, training materials, feasibility studies and market assessments, country-level work plans and other management and quality assurance tools;
  • Work with program staff to identify TNS technical assistance needs at both regional and country levels;
  • Additional line management, budgetary authority and operational responsibilities may be assigned.
Team Leadership
  • Provide coaching, direction and leadership to team members in order to achieve results, including overall management, coordination and quality monitoring of STRYDE team’s input and work content.
  •  Direct reports include 3 Senior Business Managers (one in each country), the Regional M&E Manager, Budget Analyst, and Project Assistant.
  • Recruit qualified and capable staff to fill vacant or new positions, and develop existing staff to assume greater levels of responsibility over time
  • Manage performance of team members through the establishment of annual goals in line with the project objectives work plans, monitoring performance against those goals, providing feedback on an ongoing basis and delivery of annual performance appraisals
Representation and Communication
  • Provide thought leadership and strategic direction in the field of youth economic empowerment;
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with donor representatives as well as relevant stakeholders in each of the program countries and across the region, including government ministries, private sector companies, business associations, and civil society organizations;
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for TechnoServe to be a leader in the sector, as appropriate;
  • Represent STRYDE and TNS at internal and external functions.
  • Ensure that both country teams and project stakeholders are abreast of project and industry developments across the region, are aware of their own performance against project milestones, sharing lessons-learned and benefiting from each other’s work
  • Interface with other country, regional, and HQ staff; ensure information is shared and flows transparently within the program team and to other organizational levels, as appropriate;
  • Ensure that lessons learned in one area of operation are applied elsewhere, as appropriate, and disseminated to other practitioners in the field.
New Business Development
  • Support new business efforts within the region, as requested. 
  • New business opportunities in this space, both with MCF and Vitol Foundation, and with USAID, need to be developed.
Required Skills & Experience
  • Master’s degree in relevant field;
  • Four to seven years’ experience in management, program design and planning; multi-cultural and remote personnel management experience;
  • International development experience, entrepreneurship skills, and experience working with youth training and/or mentorship programs preferred;
  • Ability to learn and become a thought leader in the field;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships;
  • Fluency in English required.
Application Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@tns.org. 

Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. 

No phone calls please. 

Application deadline is October 4, 2013.
 
TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer
Job Vacancy at Upcoming Courier Firm Located in Nairobi
 
Our client, an upcoming courier service provider is looking for forward thinking and dynamic candidates to fill the exciting role ofMarketing Executives.

(Ladies are encouraged to apply)

Job Responsibilities
  • Establish contracts with and developing long term relationship with new clients
  • Contributing to the team and functioning within the Firm’s corporate culture and values
  • Grow new channels through marketing initiatives
  • Identify Marketing Opportunities for the products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers
  • Track marketing performance and effectiveness of the programs across all segments of the business and ensure customer and product profitability objectives are met
  • Develop a market intelligence platform that will improve the overall decision making process, both for strategic and day to day marketing
Required Qualifications
  • Must possess a Diploma in Marketing/PR
  • Two (2) years practical working experience in a similar role
  • Certificate in micro soft office, spread sheet and database management system will be an added advantage
  • Excellent prospective skills with an orientation for results
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to take new challenges in the growth of the business
  • Ability to work independently and under minimum supervision
If you think you have what it takes to be that person, send your CV and a cover letter indicating your e-mail address and day time telephone number to info@personnelconnect.com indicating the title ‘Marketing executives for upcoming courier firm’ on the subject line before 22th of September 2013.
 
Or drop your CV at El Roi Plaza, Tom Mboya Street 4th Floor Office G
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Nation Media Group, the leading Media House in East and Central Africa, is seeking to recruit distributors to distribute its publications in various market segments in Kenya including: Murang’a / Kirinyaga, Nanyuki / Isiolo, Karen / Ngong, Kiserian / Rongai, Kericho / Ravine / Kabarnet, OlKalou / Nyahururu / Maralal, Kitengela / Athi River / Kajiado, Matunda / Kitale / Kapenguria, Kakamega / Mumias / Majengo, Siaya / Bondo / Busia / Sugar belt, Migori / Homa Bay / Awendo and Narok/Bomet/Sotik.

We seek to partner with energetic, aggressive and focused partners ready to push our publications to every corner of the assigned territory. 

They too shall distribute both International and local Magazines distributed by Nation Media Group through our Nation Marketing and Publishing /NMP division. 

This business is commission based with very good margins for those who will be selected.
 
Requirements
  1. Detailed knowledge of the market segment, economic activities, towns, estates, roads, building and the potential to grow
  2. Ability to work odd hours and to interact with clients of diverse backgrounds
  3. Knowledge and /or experience in running a distributorship are essential
  4. Preferably aged below 40 years
  5. Minimum working capital of Ksh 2.5m, equivalent to sales of 2 weeks and a cash or/and bank guarantee of Ksh 3m equivalent to 4 weeks supply of newspapers and willing to increase both working capital and the Bank Guarantee as the business grow
  6. A medium size van: 1⁄2 ton or 3⁄4 ton vehicle for use to monitor distribution and to collect the unsold newspapers
  7. Minimum staff including a cashier, driver and a clerk
  8. Office within the assigned territory with internet connectivity
  9. Duly registered company that fulfils all Government requirements.
Start date effective November 1st 2013.
 
Apply before September 30 2013 to:
 
General Manager – Sales & Distribution
P.O Box 49010 – 00100, 
Nairobi
Chemonics seeks multiple positions for an anticipated five - year, USAID - funded Resilience Learning Project in Kenya. 

The project objective is mutual learning and knowledge management among strategic partners leading to a supportive policy environment and increased impacts of programming on drought resilience and growth. 

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and who demonstrate management, leadership, integrity and diplomacy skills. 

Experience working and living in the Horn of Africa preferred. 

Knowledge Management Specialist

  • Design, develop and implement a knowledge management system to capture resilience-enhancing technologies and innovations
  • Develop and manage the internal processes needed to maintain and monitor use of all electronic source files related to programmatic results and technology
  • Create and document workflows for knowledge management processes across multiple channels and functions
  • Coordinate ongoing research, impact assessments, and refinement of existing source files with subject matter experts
  • Create and manage knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer processes
  • Develop and refine processes for ensuring all information is current and up to date including tracking and disseminating updates
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field of study 
  • Minimum six years experience including at least 3 years experience in knowledge management processes including knowledge transfer methodologies and promotion techniques
  • Strong understanding and extensive usage of knowledge acquisition & classification processes/tools and knowledge management technologies
  • Experience working with and managing resources in a virtual environment
  • Strong project management and research capabilities
  • Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with computer software, databases, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with web sites and on-line file sharing tools
  • Fluency in English and strong written and oral communication skills required
Capacity Building Specialist
  • Conduct capacity building assessments with donors, local governments, and private sector organizations
  • Analyze assessments and identify organizational and individual needs and resources
  • Develop capacity building plans and implementation strategies
  • Provide proper documentation for all planned and conducted activities
  • Coordinate delivery of all capacity building activities
  • Oversee and/or develop all training materials, participate in collaborative efforts, establish partnerships with key players, and join or create relevant networks
  • Identify effective behavioral interventions and organization development trainings
  • Market services and best practices at the local, national, and regional levels
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in related field of study preferred
  • Minimum six years practical work experience in developing countries as an expert in training and capacity building.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement capacity building strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop contextual learning strategies to improve performance
  • Experience with product development approaches and/or adult learning techniques
  • Strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills
  • Ability to work with diverse teams in public and private sectors
  • Familiarity with USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and Adapting methodology
  • Fluency in English and strong written and oral communication skills required
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Provide technical expertise for developing and operating project M&E system
  • Design and support the use of systems, tools and guidance that result in continuous program improvement and learning
  • Lead, convene, and share learning, leverage expertise to mobilize others around activities focused on accountability and impact assessments
  • Lead and participate in development of M&E tools and methodologies for collection, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Conduct high quality analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and facilitate robust discussions around programmatic interpretation of results
  • Produce usable and actionable information at the local, national and regional levels
  • Design, field test, and conduct surveys and oversee other data collection activities
  • Design, work on and preferably lead an evaluation team.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in social science or related field of study
  • Minimum seven years experience in monitoring and evaluation including experience in international development programs preferably with USAID
  • Demonstrated technical competency in design and implementation of data collection and analysis, survey methodology, developing sampling frameworks, and leading data entry
  • Strong analytical skills are required and experience in engaging staff in interpreting and learning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with operational research and both quantitative and qualitative program evaluation methodologies is required.
  • Proven ability to prepare reports, materials, guidelines, and lead capacity development
  • Excellent writing, presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required. Experience with data entry and analysis programs
  • Strong project management skills; Organized, detail-oriented, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual
  • Fluency in English required
Send electronic submissions to ResilienceRecruit@gmail.com by October 10, 2013. 

Please submit your CV and cover letter with "Name of Position Title" in the subject line. 

No telephone inquiries, please. 

Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated five - year, USAID - funded Resilience Learning Project in Kenya.  

The project will work with key partners to develop and manage a knowledge management and learning activity.  

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Serve as primary liaison with donors, host-country and regional government officials, and international and regional implementing partners
  • Coordinate and oversee contract management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, including compliance with USAID regulations and timely submission of all project deliverables
  • Supervise project technical and administrative staff, collaboratively creating and implementing a strategic long-term vision for the project while effectively mitigating risk and managing performance
  • Build linkages between multiple diverse stakeholders at local, national, and regional levels and developing flexible approaches within context
  • Oversee data collection, research and analysis, knowledge management, capacity building, leveraging best practices into policy, guidelines, and introducing new practices across multiple levels
  • Incorporate gender issues key to achieving growth and resilience across continuums
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in international development, natural resource management, business administration, or related field of study required
  • Minimum 10 years experience in managing resilience-enhanced programs or working in pastoralist, environment and natural resource management, or recurrent drought and conflict areas, preferably in Kenya and Ethiopia
  • Minimum five years of supervisory work experience including direct supervision of research programs, and assembling international development program teams to work on multi-faceted projects
  • Experience managing and implementing large donor-funded (preferably USAID) projects
  • Technical expertise in design, implementation, planning, coordinating and driving complex monitoring, evaluation, organizational learning, and capacity development efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to establish multi-sector working relationships at all levels to encourage learning, collaboration, and joint sharing 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Proven success using monitoring and evaluation, knowledge sharing, and evidence based learning to continually improve performance of activities
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; strong communication and diplomacy skills.
  • Experience living and working in the Horn of Africa preferred
  • Fluency in English required
Send electronic submissions to ResilienceRecruit@gmail.com by October 10, 2013. 

Please submit your CV and cover letter with "Chief of Party" in the subject line. 

No telephone inquiries, please. 

Finalists will be contacted.
Zenith Systems Ltd is located in Nairobi and specializes in provision of integrated security solutions. 

We supply, install and maintain a wide range of security and surveillance products and systems.

We are seeking for suitable candidates with experience in installing, troubleshooting and maintaining CCTV systems, access control systems, intruder alarm systems, fire detection systems, electric gates and other security products and systems to fill the position of an Installation Technician. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, configure and program IP and Analog CCTV cameras (including DVRs and NVRs), Access Control Systems, Intruder Alarm Systems, Fire Detection Systems, Electric Gates and other security products and systems.
  • Integrate CCTV cameras, access control systems and other security systems through service installation and software deployment.
  • Undertake and coordinate customer site surveys to determine security and technical requirements, including preparing detailed site plans/schematics and make recommendations for appropriate system solutions.
  • Assess installed systems for operational and performance deficiencies through documented testing and troubleshooting protocols/procedures and discuss with customers the appropriate corrective actions.
  • Manage installation job site in an efficient and safe manner keeping it clean, organized and professional.
  • Ability to identify new and innovative product opportunities, study the feasibility of the same and prepare technical manuals for the products and update the Quality Plans when required.
  • On Call duties including responding and resolving after hours and weekend trouble calls if needed.
  • Contribute to preparing tender and proposal documentation and responding to technical requirements as needed.
  • Assist in preparing costing/billing assessments for installation, repair and maintenance works as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Electrical or Electronics Engineering from a recognized National Training Institution.
  • Minimum 3 years experience installing, commissioning and maintaining electronic security systems, including CCTVs (IP and Analog CCTV cameras), Access Controls, Intruder Alarms, Fire Detection Systems, Electric Gates, etc
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and IP networks, structured cabling methods, racking, cable terminations and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in using cable testers, termination tools and other basic hand and power tools
  • Advanced conduit and cable management skills are essential
  • Experience installing all types of electro-magnetic locks and strikes
  • Experience in wiring security and communication control panels
  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision or as a team leader
  • Ability to work in any environment safely and must have maintained an excellent safety record over the last 3 years
  • Ability to teach and provide guidance to other engineers
  • Must be able to work in outdoor settings and confined spaces, be comfortable working with ladders, tolerating heights, and be able to routinely lift, push, or pull packages of up to 25kgs.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs (with 3 professional referees and contact details) to: recruit@zenith-systems.com stating their current and expected salary not later than Wednesday 9th October, 2013. 
 
Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the application email. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Vacancy: Head of Programs

Our client, a College offering Counseling courses and Training, is seeking to fill the above vacancy.

This role involves coordination, planning, implementation and evaluation of Programs. 

He or she will work closely with the College Principal. 

The candidate should have relevant experience in a similar position.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Principal and school, including other department Heads, to plan and implement the Institution Programs.
  • Assist in the maintenance of current partnerships to support learning programs.
  • Develop and take responsibility of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Work with the Principal to measure programmatic progress and evaluate its impact.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of departments
  • Maintain database/records tracking progress as well as outcomes based on program goals.
  • Assist the Principal to enhance program capacity and effectiveness.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Degree holders preferred in Business, Education or a related field and/ or a diploma with adequate and relevant experience
  • Up to 5 years work experience
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Solid organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • A person with Drive and Initiative.
If you meet the above requirements, send your CV indicating the current or previous and expected salary to kmirero@interviewupconsulting.com
The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) wishes to recruit a highly motivated and competent individual to fill the position of anAssistant Program Coordinator in the Social Welfare Programme.

The Social Welfare Programme main objective is to improve the quality of life of the communities by enabling the disadvantaged and the marginalized gain a sense of acceptance and responsibility through active participation in sustainable development activities.

The Programme targets the street children and families, the orphans, the commercial sex workers, ex-prisoners, the destitute, the elderly persons and social groups.

Key Responsibility
 

To deputize the Social Welfare Programme Coordinator in providing leadership, resource mobilization and coordination of Programme activities in line with the annual plans and budgets.
 
Key Results Areas
  • Assist in the general coordination and facilitation of the Programme activities
  • Support the Coordinator in:
  1. Sourcing for Programme funding/support locally and internationally
  2. Community needs assessment and facilitate prioritization of community needs.
  3. Proposals development in liaison with the Development Office
  4. Preparation of annual Programme budgets and work plans
  5. Compilation of all the Programme Reports
  6. Participatory planning and organization of the Programme activities
  7. Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme activities
  8. Linking the Programme with relevant Government Departments and other agencies
  • Actively seek collaborative initiatives with the Programmes/Sections, Parishes and Institutions of the Diocese.
  • Provide guidance and counselling services to individuals/groups (clients) and make the necessary referrals.
  • Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree in Social Sciences, Project Management or Administration from a recognized university. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience in social work, especially working with vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in project fund-raising, implementation, community participatory approaches, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent supervisory, interpersonal, communication, report writing and computer skills with a good track record of the same; and a valid driving license.
  • Experience in networking with NGOs, funding agencies and government ministries would be desirable.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic testimonials and names of three referees and day time telephone contacts to:

Personnel Director
Catholic Diocese of Nakuru
P.O. Box 938 – 20100
Nakuru.             
 
or E-mail us – cdnhr@yahoo.com 
 
So as to be received by 30th September 2013. 

Kindly indicate Current & Expected consolidated salary in your application. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) wishes to recruit a highly motivated and competent individual to fill the position of anAssistant Program Coordinator in the Social Welfare Programme.

The Social Welfare Programme main objective is to improve the quality of life of the communities by enabling the disadvantaged and the marginalized gain a sense of acceptance and responsibility through active participation in sustainable development activities.

The Programme targets the street children and families, the orphans, the commercial sex workers, ex-prisoners, the destitute, the elderly persons and social groups.

Key Responsibility
 

To deputize the Social Welfare Programme Coordinator in providing leadership, resource mobilization and coordination of Programme activities in line with the annual plans and budgets.
 
Key Results Areas
  • Assist in the general coordination and facilitation of the Programme activities
  • Support the Coordinator in:
  1. Sourcing for Programme funding/support locally and internationally
  2. Community needs assessment and facilitate prioritization of community needs.
  3. Proposals development in liaison with the Development Office
  4. Preparation of annual Programme budgets and work plans
  5. Compilation of all the Programme Reports
  6. Participatory planning and organization of the Programme activities
  7. Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme activities
  8. Linking the Programme with relevant Government Departments and other agencies
  • Actively seek collaborative initiatives with the Programmes/Sections, Parishes and Institutions of the Diocese.
  • Provide guidance and counselling services to individuals/groups (clients) and make the necessary referrals.
  • Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree in Social Sciences, Project Management or Administration from a recognized university. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience in social work, especially working with vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in project fund-raising, implementation, community participatory approaches, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent supervisory, interpersonal, communication, report writing and computer skills with a good track record of the same; and a valid driving license.
  • Experience in networking with NGOs, funding agencies and government ministries would be desirable.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic testimonials and names of three referees and day time telephone contacts to:

Personnel Director
Catholic Diocese of Nakuru
P.O. Box 938 – 20100
Nakuru.             
 
or E-mail us – cdnhr@yahoo.com 
 
So as to be received by 30th September 2013. 

Kindly indicate Current & Expected consolidated salary in your application. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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