An armed group stormed an upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Saturday, killing at least three people and sparking a fierce gun battle, police said.
Police said they had surrounded the Westgate mall, which is popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates, and urged residents to stay away from the area.
The motive of the attack was not immediately clear, but Kenyan media said the attackers may have been either armed robbers or "terrorists".
AFP reporters at the scene said the surrounding area had been sealed off.
"There's an incident at Westgate and we're urging the public to keep off the area," Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said.
"Our officers are on the ground carrying out an evacuation of those inside as they search for the attackers who are said to be inside," he said.
"The attackers have so far injured four people. We will provide you with regular updates as we try to save the situation."
Another police official said: "Officers are approaching the situation with caution because there are innocent civilians inside."
"We have managed to evacuate some people to safety. We urge Kenyans to avoid the area as we pursue the thugs," Kenya's Interior Ministry said on Twitter.
"We have dispatched air surveillance and we confirm that they are armed criminals. We want to know who they are," said Internal Security Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has addressed the country following the terrorist attack at Westgate Mall, Nairobi. The president revealed that he had lost close family members in the attack. The president also announced that 39 people had died and 150 sustained injuries.  He exhorted Kenyans for volunteering to help those who were injured in the attack. The president also assured the victims that the government will give them support, " the government will ensure your lives return to normal as soon as possible"
 "We have overcome terrorists before, we will defeat them again".  The president said defiantly, "terrorism is a philosophy of cowards, and terrorists acts will not cow Kenyans". He added.
The president urged Kenyans to unite to see through, " the dark moments" .The president also revealed that the a multi-agency operation is on-going.He said that the priority of the operation remains to safeguard  the lives of the people being held hostage by the terrorists. The president also said that the terrorists will be brought to book. He urged Kenyans to remain calm and to be vigilant. He also announced that security has been heightened across the country.
- See more at: http://the-star.co.ke/news/article-136769/breaking-news-we-will-defeat-terrorists-president-kenyatta#sthash.TOooIwgu.dpuf
21:45 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta: "As a society, we are wounded and we weep; but as a nation, we must rise and prevail."
21:40 Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed condemns the "inhumane and vicious" attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
"The attack is aimed at destroying our democratic values and our way of life," she said in a statement issued by Kenya's UN Mission in New York. But it only goes to strengthen our resolve to fight terrorism and promote peace and justice in our nation."
"Our determination to continue to play an active and constructive role in bringing regional peace and security remains resolute.”    
She said the Kenyan government "is determined to bring the siege to a swift conclusion."
21:12 Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka: "I urge all Kenyans to remain united against such a horrible attack by cowardly enemies of Kenya. My condolences to families that lost loved ones and quick recovery to those injured." 
21:08 The US condemns "this senseless act of violence" at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
"Our condolences go out to the families and friends of all victims," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.
21:00 UK Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to President Kenyatta following the Westgate Mall attack.
20:52 BREAKING: al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Westgate attack. A second attack took place at Mogadishu’s Bakata market at 11am, same time as Nairobi one
20:40 IG Kimaiyo: "1 gunman wounded, while several others pinned down."
20:15 Kenya Police: "We have detained the Westgate Mall attack suspect in hospital."
20:00 Diamond Plaza, a shopping mall in Parklands, temporarily closed as a precaution. Nakumatt closes all its branches in Nairobi for the night.
19:38 "Our security is important. We ask all to cooperate with the security agencies not only now but when they have information they feel can help prevent such tragedies in future," says Mr Ruto.
19:37 Deputy President William Ruto: "The Government will bring the siege to end and will get to the bottom of the attack. We will bring to account the perpetrators and their accomplices."
19:23 At least 39 dead, over 60 injured, Red Cross secretary general Gullet tells Easy Fm.
19:15 The AFP news agency quotes a police officer saying the attack was carried out by a well-organised "terror gang".
19:12 Mr Iringo: "We have also tightened security in all shopping malls in the city and we reassure Kenyans that Govt will not relent on this war."
19:02 Internal Security PS Mutea Iringo: "The government is now fully in charge of the situation. The security services will soon bring this matter of grave concern under control."
19:00 Police have detained one injured suspect.
18: 48 Mr Kimaiyo: "We are making a good progress. We will be issuing an official statement shortly."
18:45 "Rescued quite a number of hostages. Forensic probe is underway. I urge public, local and international media to stay away for their own safety," says Mr Kimaiyo.
18:38 CS Joseph ole Lenku: "We do not want to speculate on who did what but one thing I can say is that the perpetrators will be brought to book."
18:25 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is "following closely and with alarm the attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi". (READ: World leaders condemn attack.)
18:08 Military and the Kenya Police Airwing choppers providing aerial support. Operation mounted by the military, GSU, AP and regular police underway, reports Zadock Angira
18:05 British Foreign Secretary William Hague: "UK ties with Kenya very close. Appalled by the attack and my thoughts are with everyone affected by it."
17:59 Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku set to address a news conference at the shopping mall.
17:45 Nation reporters at the scene have counted 26 bodies. Government appeals to Kenyans to donate blood.
17:24 The Interior Ministry asks the public to leave the Westgate area for security reasons as the military joins the operation.
17:22 Politician Martha Karua: "My condolences to the families of those who died in the senseless and cruel attack on westgate shopping mall, sympathies to the injured."
17:21 Mr Odinga: "My deepest condolences to the families of all those who have lost loved ones. We are also praying for the quick recovery of the injured."
17:20 "I urge Kenyans to keep calm in the face of today's unfortunate events and to cooperate with the security services," says former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
17:07 "A very sad day for Kenya with the Westgate shooting. Keeping the victims, the affected and their families in prayer," says Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
17:03 Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbas Gullet tells Easy FM that at least 20 people have been killed and 50 injured in the shopping mall attack.
16:40 A police military chopper lands near the shopping mall, reports Zadock Angira.
16:35 Politician Peter Kenneth on Twitter: "I wish a quick recovery to those injured in the Mathare and Westgate attacks. May the departed souls rest in peace."
16:19 The Aga Khan and MP Shah hospitals appeal for blood.
16:11 Inspector General David Kimaiyo: "We are not taking chances and rescued hostages are screened."
16:10 "This is a multi-agency security operation. I cannot name those involved," says Mr Esipisu.
16:05 State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says President Kenyatta is being briefed on the situation at the Westgate Mall.
16:00 The Nation's Zadock Angira reports that he has counted 11 bodies at the scene.
Job Title: Office Administrator
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Job Grade: D
 
Reporting to: Kenya Country Director
 
Department: Administration

Contract Duration: 6 Months Contract (Maternity Leave Cover)
 
Background to Position: To provide administration leadership and operations support for the Kenya Country program at Trocaire.
 
Main Purpose of Role: Office management, management and administration of Procurement, Logistics and Fleet Management, facilities management, assets and inventory management and utilities and security management.
 
Level of Authority: The Office Manager will have the authority to approve budget expenditure of up Ksh. 5,000/= following the laid down Trócaire Financial Management Systems.
 

Child Protection: Though this Position does not have enhanced contact with children within the Organization, the Office Manager is expected to commit to protecting children at all times, both at the workplace and at home.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Office Management (30%)
  • Effectively coordinate, plan and budget - in consultation with the different stakeholders - all financial, material and human resources requirements for the Kenya Programme Administration Unit. This includes administrative support to the regional unit.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of administration functions including quality control.
  • Ensure that the property and grounds are well maintained and that all leases and contracts are updated as per policies and that legal standards are adhered to.
  • Provide staff and authorized visitors with appropriate working space in consultation with their direct line managers and the HR Officer.
Safety and Security (10%)
  • Act as Trocaire Security Focal point and ensure staff compliance to all security SOPs.
  • In consultation with the Senior Management and HR, organize and ensure all staff are conversant with office security procedures both at an individual and collective level.
  • Support the CD in updating all security documentation in-country including security briefings, ID cards, emergency cards and the Security manual
  • Facilitate first aid, fire fighting and safe driving trainings for all relevant staff.
  • Ensure office health and safety procedures are strictly followed in accordance with Kenyan laws
  • Facilitate the promotion of good environmental awareness in the office compound
Asset and Procurement Management (30%)
  • Ensure all Trocaire assets are well labelled and inventory taken on a quarterly basis and provide management with necessary reports.
  • Ensure that all assets and equipment is properly utilised and adequately insured.
  • Issue staff and authorized visitors the required equipment and tools to enable them perform their duties effectively.
  • Carry out efficient and effective venue procurement in the Kenya Office, ensuring quality improvement and value for money while adhering to the Trocaire policies and standards.
  • Support the prequalification process for procuring goods and services.
  • Support the Identification and selection of vendors and managing local vendor relationships.
  • Provide effective and efficient transport and fleet management, ensuring that all Trocaire vehicles are well maintained and meet all required legal standards
Staff Supervision (25%)
  • Effectively line-manage the administrative assistant, domestic workers & drivers and ensure that they perform in their roles as expected.
Qualifications, Attributes and Other Requirements specific to the role
  • A relevant degree in Finance / Business / Administration or related fields with general computer knowledge especially in Microsoft Office suites
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure in addition to multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
  • Good professional verbal and written communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Excellent organization skills, keen to detail, accuracy and a high level of reliability, objectivity and honesty.
  • A positive approach and an ability to contribute to a strong dynamic team
  • Focused understanding of development work would be an added advantage
How to Apply:

If you meet the above selection criteria, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter with the reference number on the subject line HR@trocaire.or.ke by Friday 27th September 2013 at 5:00 p.m. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Trócaire’s recruitment and selection process reflects its commitment to the People in Aid Code of Good Practice. 

Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults against all forms of abuse and harm and must sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy.

Job Title: Programme Accountant

Location:
 Nairobi Kenya with frequent travel to the field
 
Department: Finance

Reporting: Finance Manager, Trocaire Kenya
 
Trocaire and Description of the Finance Dept Established in 1973, Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and operates as an international NGO with national offices in over 20 countries worldwide. 

We work with some of the world’s poorest people, supporting communities and delivering long-term change to people’s lives working on issues around livelihoods, human rights, gender equality, HIV, policy research & advocacy, climate change and emergency relief. 

The Nairobi office was established in 1994 and the country programme has grown significantly since that time. Trócaire implements all its programs through a range of partners, including faith-based organisations 

The Finance department is responsible for ensuring sound management of financial resources entrusted to the Kenya office and ensure that there are effective procedures in place to facilitate internal controls and accountability of grants provided to implementing partners.
 
Main Purpose of Role
 
The Programme Accountant (PA) has responsibility for providing support to partners’ governance and financial management capacity development; facilitating grant management processes for assigned programmes, including participation in new partner selection, risk assessments/systems audits, pre-award & compliance trainings, funds transfers, financial reports review & expenditure verification as well as close-out processes. 

You will also be expected to provide technical support and advice to all programmes within the country office, including internal financial management and institutional funding systems.
 
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead Efforts to Support Partners’ Governance, Administrative and Financial Management Capacity Development & Growth within all Trocaire Kenya Programmes - 75%
 
Working closely with the respective Programme Officers (POs) and the Country Programme  Manager(PM) and within the Trocaire Global Capacity Building Framework:
  • Develop and regularly update a comprehensive capacity assessment schedule
  • Undertake partner risk assessment, risk ranking and profiling eventually providing the PO’s with the appropriate recommendations on the course of actions to take.
  • Identify key governance and financial management capacity gaps through undertaken capacity assessment exercises, and agree a comprehensive capacity development plan with the partners.
  • Working under the PO, oversee the implementation of the capacity building plan actions
  • Undertake partners’ systems reviews, support design of accounting and reporting systems, provide on-job training, recommend Mango courses and provide other on-going financial guidance and support to partners
  • Within the confines of the global partner capacity development framework, develop and implement a Country Capacity Building Strategy for governance and financial management interventions.
  • Research, collate and develop relevant capacity building tools and materials eventually assembling a robust resource centre.
  • Lead in providing support to Trocaire finance and program staff in enhancing their governance and financial management capacity building skills.
  • Contribute to and facilitate inter-organizational learning on our collective capacity building efforts, including providing inputs that will help in improving such efforts at both national and Trocaire global levels
  • As required, work with PO’s in addressing all other institutional capacity building aspects of partner organizations
Supporting all Trocaire Kenya’s Grants Management Processes – 15%

Working closely with the Finance Assistant – Programmes, Programme Officers and the Country Programme Manager:
  • Under the coordination of the respective PO’s, participate in partner selection processes including risk assessment and any required systems reviews/audits
  • Participate in partner planning processes including the review of their budgets alongside submitted proposals, providing input into development of Grant Agreements, budget revisions and/or amendments.
  • Review partner submitted budgets for relevance, cost efficiency and  consistency with submitted proposals (including log frames and Results Frameworks)
  • Under take partner pre-award trainings around Trocaire/donor regulations & requirements/tools/processes and other expectations, including generally accepted international financial management practices.
  • Facilitate timely grant processing through Agresso and subsequent disbursements, regularly updating programs on disbursement status.
  • Monitor and review partner financial reporting ensuring timeliness, compliance with Trocaire/donor requirements, cost efficiency and effectiveness in utilization of financial resources, validity, accuracy and completeness of reported expenses.
  • Undertake partner expenditure verifications exercises, positively and constructively providing feedback to the partner and PO, ensuring that arising issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Undertake partner financial, compliance and/or operational audits as requested
  • Follow up on resolving all arising audit issues and ensure that there is full implementation of all agree audit recommendations
  • Support PO’s in arranging for project (donor specific) audits of partners as well as liaising with those partners on their statutory audit obligations
  • Regularly update PO’s on partner reporting status, expenditure patterns with respect to agreed budgets, results from expenditure verifications as well as those from under taken audits, including  development and use of both audit and financial reporting trackers
  • Support PO’s in the close out of concluding grants
Provide Technical Financial Management Advice and Support to Programmes – 10%
  • Provide basic training and guidance to the country program staff on skills in “Agresso Business World” management, budget preparation & monitoring, budget revision, financial reporting & accountability mechanisms, internal controls, Trocaire/donor compliance requirements.
  • Support PO’s in country programme budget preparations, revisions & Requests for Changes (RfC)
  • Support PO’s in the regular monitoring of programme expenditures through review of up to date Budget Versus Actuals (BVAs) reports and appropriately advise on arising variances
  • Participate in regular programme meetings providing invaluable technical financial inputs and advice
  • Analyse, alert and advice PM/PO’s on financial risks that would impact on programmes.
  • Assist and suggest improvement to work processes and increase efficiency within the programme function.
  • As called upon by the country management, undertake fraud & irregularity investigations within identified partners
  • Assist the FM and programmes in the preparation of (all) accurate and timely donor financial reports
  • Support programmes in any arising external and internal control audits as required and in the implementation of recommendations both internally and with partners.
  • Perform program financial information analysis and advice management on appropriate courses of action
  • Undertake documentation of the experience of capacity development initiatives and share these with PO’s and management, promoting learning and improvement
  • Keep abreast of new technical initiatives and knowledge within global institutional capacity building efforts and disseminate these to staff (repeated)May be called upon on secondment to support particular partners or even other country offices within the confines of this JD
Any Other Duties
  • Any other duties as may be assigned
Expected Outputs
  • Robust Capacity and Risk Assessment Reports
  • Robust Capacity Building (CB) Plans (Signed)
  • Robust Capacity Building Development Schedule
  • Regular (Monthly) reporting on the status of the CB Development Schedule
  • Improved partner governance and financial management system
  • Timely transfer of funds to partners
  • Updated partner reporting and audit trackers
  • Good, realistic and viable budgets by partners
  • Compliant and accountable financial reporting by partners consistent with project implementation expectations
  • Minimal or no ineligible costs arising from partner expenditure verification or audit reviews
  • Up to date and clean/accurate BVA reports for all programmes
  • Financially alert program staff on Trocaire, donor and generally- accepted basic financial management practices.
  • Financial risk mitigation within the programmes
  • Programme Financial Information Analysis Reports
Essential Qualifications and Experiences:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Professional accountancy qualification (CPA or ACCA)
  • A minimum of 5 years in a finance department, 2 of which would be working with partner institutions in a capacity building setting
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough institutional capacity building efforts, audits, financial analysis, risk assessments
  • Demonstrated understanding, maturity and sensitivity in working with partners, including ability to engage with senior management while providing advisory support.
  • Good understanding of the project management cycle
  • Ability to travel to the field regularly and at sometimes at short notice
  • Ability to prepare concise, informative narrative and financial reports
  • Strong organizational skills, with an emphasis on time management and the ability to plan, organize and implement various activities within a time-pressured environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and team dynamics skills
Core Values and Critical Competencies
  • Effective at achieving desired results, striving always at excellence
  • Mature, honest, diplomatic and a positive attitude
  • Proactive and reliable with the ability to command respect and grace among peers and at all levels of organizations, including ability to comfortably interact with the highest hierarchy within an entity
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to organize and coordinate schedules, incl. effective supervision and delegation
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others towards shared goals, establishing and maintaining principle-centred working relationships and possess excellent planning and organization skills
  • Convey information and ideas clearly through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
  • Demonstrate ability to use innovative approaches, strategies and personal initiative.
Grade & Salary: Kenya Salary Scales

How to Apply:

If you meet the above selection criteria, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to HR@trocaire.or.ke latest by 4th October 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Trócaire’s recruitment and selection process reflects its commitment to the People in Aid Code of Good Practice. Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults against all forms of abuse and harm and must sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy.

Republic of Kenya
 
Government of Meru County 
 
Meru County Public Service Board
 
The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.
 
1. Directors of Divisions in Respective County Departments
 
The posts will be one in each of the following divisions.
  1. Director of Public Health
  2. Director of Medical Services
  3. Director of Agriculture
  4. Director of Livestock Development
  5. Director of Economic Planning
  6. Director of Physical Planning
  7. Director County Human Resource and Administration
  8. Director Cooperatives
  9. Director of Trade and Commerce
  10. Director of Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works.
  11. Director of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture
  12. Director of Environment and Natural Resources
  13. Director of Water Services
  14. Director of Early Childhood Education
  15. Director of Polytechnics
  16. Director of Information Technology and Communication.
The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks.
  • Development , implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities.
  • Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division.
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division.
  • Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues.
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.
Requirement for Appointment
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a recognized University in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Have a relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the field  applied.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.
NB: People living with disability are encouraged to apply and should clearly indicate the type of Disability
 
How to Apply
 
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:
 
The Secretary,
County Public Service Board
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 120-60200
Meru.
 
Important information to all Applicants:
 
The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 18th October, 2013
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:-
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Commission for Higher Education; For those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions.

United Nations Development Programme

Request for Proposals

September 2013

GEF Small Grants Programme of UNDP


The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) implemented by UNDP, provides grants for initiatives of communities and civil society organizations, to enable them implement projects in the focal areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, and sustainable
land management. 

The community-based projects are designed to result in positive change in the
environment while at the same time supporting poverty reduction and local empowerment objectives.
 
In the current fifth operational phase, SGP Kenya’s approach is to promote the effective implementation of a series of innovative policies and norms that enable community stewardship of national resources.
 

In so doing, SGP Kenya intends to create a mosaic of land uses and community practices that provide sustainable livelihoods while generating global environmental benefits.
 
Below are four components that provide the framework under which community activities will be implemented.

Under each of the components is a list of outcomes that serve as examples that will contribute to SGP’s targets. 

The list however is not exhaustive, and proponents are at liberty to propose alternative activities which are aligned to a specific component. 

Each proposal should focus on one of the components below.
 
Component 1) Cross-cutting Capacity development and Knowledge management
 
a. Training workshops for stakeholders on project development and management, linked to environment conservation;
 
b. SGP projects monitored, knowledge products developed, media events organized and knowledge eco-fairs hosted;
 
c. Training programme on identification and tracking of indicators and project participatory monitoring organized.
 
Component 2) Maintenance and improvement of flow of forest and agro-system services to sustain livelihoods of local communities
 
a. Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Laikipia county
 
i. Training program in SLM practices, alternative livelihood activities, and biodiversity conservation;
 
ii. Pilot projects to establish financial incentives for community-based SLM, including strengthening the capacities of local communities and their marketing groups to produce and market dryland goods and services, such as livestock and livestock products, dryland crops, e.g. aloe, eco-tourism and handicraft;
 
iii. Innovative means to enhance resilience to climate change of pastoral and farmer communities, including diversifying income sources through non land-based investments, promoting food crops suitable to changing climatic conditions;
 
iv. Demonstration of conservation agriculture as a tool to improve land management practices, and access to markets. 

b. Kenya Forest (Charcoal) Rules
 
v. Create awareness on the Kenya Forest (charcoal ) rules, assist communities to establish charcoal producing associations (CPAs) and to produce and sell charcoal in line with the rules.
 
Component 3) Climate change mitigation through capacity development and promotion of low-carbon technologies at community level
 
a. Installation of biogas units, particularly in the Mt. Kenya region;
 
b. Promote adoption of renewable energy technologies for off-grid communities.
 
Component 4) Sustainable management of Landscapes and Seascapes for biodiversity conservation
 
a. Community Conservancies in Laikipia
 
i. Training programme on sustainable rangeland management and biodiversity conservation for community conservancies;
 
ii. Strengthening of conservancy management plans and implementation of sections of the plans;
 
iii. Partnerships developed for conservation and sustainable rangeland management between private ranches/foundations and communities;
 
iv. Develop set of common indicators for monitoring performance of communities’ conservancies.
 
b. Conservation of significant coastal and marine biodiversity
 
i. Establish/strengthen CFAs for mangrove conservation;
 
ii. Strengthen implement management plans for LMMAs/Co-management areas;
 
iii. MUs and other community groups implement marine conservation activities at...
 
c. Mt. Kenya Eco-system
 
i. Implementation of forest management plans by CFAs and their members;
 
ii. Innovative conservation projects by WRUAs and other NGOs/CBOs contributing to conservation of Mt. Kenya forest.
 
d. Conservation of significant coastal and marine biodiversity
 
i. Establishment/strengthening of CFAs for mangrove conservation;
 
ii. Develop and implement management plans for LMMAs/Co-management areas;
 
iii. Conservation of significant marine biodiversity – in sites that encompass fish refugia, sea grass beds, corals, threatened or endemic species.
 
All proposals must be developed using the GEF SGP proposal guidelines, and they should contribute to the project targets as set out in the project framework.
 
For additional information, including the proposal guidelines and project framework, access the GEF SGP Kenya website atwww.gefsgp-undp.or.ke, or contact Mary Mbaabu mary.mbaabu@undp.org tel: 762-4474 (landline).
 
Proposals are to be sent by e-mail to nancy.chege@undp.org by 12 noon Wednesday October 9th 2013. 

Only short-listed proposals will be acknowledged by November 15th 2013.
Credit Manager
 
The purpose of the job is to facilitate growth in the credit portfolio by ensuring appraisal of all credit proposals for risk identification and management, administration of the Lending Policy and the production of management reports.
 
The Person
  • Must have a degree in a relevant field. 
  • AKIB/ACIB would be an added advantage;
  • At least 6 years experience in general banking or in a financial institution; 4 of which are in a lending function;
  • High data rationality, detail consciousness with high analytical and numerical skills;
  • Ability to interpret financial and legal documents
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the credit appraisal process and participate in the approval within the delegated limits;
  • Active participation in the improvement of the credit process and its effectiveness;
  • Review and appraise credit applications to ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Provide support to the Business Development Team in development of risk related products;
  • Ensure the preparation of loan approval documentation and management reports for decision making;
  • Provide leadership and direction of the Credit Team;
This is a demanding role in return for the effective fulfillment of which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the right candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title in the subject field to habibbank@wananchi.com. 

To be considered, your application must be received by 28/9/2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Any canvassing will mean instant disqualification.
Relationship Manager
 
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Branch Manager or other higher authority. The role is responsible for establishing and managing relationships for business growth while ensuring high customer service standards and business etiquette are maintained.
 
The Person
  • Aged between 28-35 years;
  • Holder of a good university degree in Marketing or equivalent;
  • Holder of CIM certification;
  • At least 7 years working experience in marketing and relationship management in a financial institution;
Desired knowledge, skills and abilities
  • General understanding of banking industry relationship management practices;
  • Strong communication, negotiation and selling skills;
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills; world class customer service delivery skills;
  • Proven leadership and project management skills;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills.
Key responsibilities
  • Identify and establish opportunities for growth;
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders in the banking sector;
  • Enhance corporate brand image;
  • Grow the business.
This is a demanding role in return for the effective fulfillment of which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the right candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title in the subject field to habibbank@wananchi.com. 

To be considered, your application must be received by 28/9/2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Any canvassing will mean instant disqualification.
Assistant Branch Managers

The Position



Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Assistant Branch manager will be responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the overall management of the Branch to deliver business growth and excellent customer service.



Key responsibilities


  • Delivery of agreed business targets and accountability for business growth
  • Building and developing a high performing team
  • Delivery of excellent customer service
  • Managing credit and operational risk at the branch
  • Effectively managing and coordinating branch resources


Qualifications and Experience



In order to be considered for the above position, all applicants should have:


  • good educational background. (Holders of a University Degree eg BCom/BEcon/MBA, will have added advantage).
  • At least 3-5 years proven experience in Credit, banking operations and Branch Management, 2 of which must have been as an Assistant Branch Manager
  • Excellent Bank Product knowledge in niche market, versa, flexibility, passion and commitment to quality service delivery
  • Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of risk, credit policies and procedures or the effective fulfillment of which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the right candidate.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title in the subject field to habibbank@wananchi.com. 

To be considered, your application must be received by 28/9/2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted 

Any canvassing will mean instant disqualification.

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