Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty. 

We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. 

Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, and why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people. 

We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development issues.
 

For our programme in Somalia we are seeking an exceptional and strategic Country Director to take the lead in representing Oxfam and the programme within the country, the region and globally. 

Due to the security situation in Somalia, the position is based in Nairobi.
 
Country Director Somalia
 
40 hours per week
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
All Oxfam’s work in Somalia is supported and implemented by the two affiliates working in Somalia: Oxfam Novib and Oxfam Great Britain. Our work spans across all three territories of Somalia – South Central, Puntland and Somaliland – and across all types of interventions: humanitarian, long-term development, lobby & advocacy and media work.

Oxfam works primarily through local partners in Somalia. 

Due to the instable and insecure situation in most of the country, Oxfam operates its programme from neighbouring Nairobi, plus from a small office in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Oxfam Novib is the Oxfam managing affiliate and has overall responsibility for ensuring delivery against the Oxfam country plan.
 
Main tasks
  • Provides strategic leadership of Oxfam’s programme in Somalia;
  • Is accountable for the delivery, effective management and monitoring, evaluation and learning of the programme via consolidated annual plans and reports (annual budget of Oxfam in Somalia, estimated total of € 25 mln Euros);
  • Holds the affiliates to account for delivery of their part of the programme strategy and annual operational plans. Chairs the Country Leadership Team covering all Oxfam operations;
  • Takes the lead in representing Oxfam in Somalia, builds relationships and develops networks;
  • Contributes to the overall management of the country programme with the relevant Government authorities and international (donor) community. Represents Oxfam in Somalia at regional, global level;
  • Co-ordinates with the Country Leadership team to identify new funding sources and negotiate funding opportunities to support programme implementation;
  • Oversees the management of a major grant portfolio as well as relationships with key international donors; leads and manages consortiums and other networks;
  • Line manages Oxfam Novib’s work in Somalia, via the Associate Country Director of the implementing programme – staff, HR, funding of partner organisations, and the programme delivered by Oxfam Novib (including those funded by external donors);
  • Works to ensure that the ongoing & complex change activity is implemented successfully;
  • Works with the Oxfam Country Leadership Team to ensure that minimum standards are met in the country – for programme, programme management, HR, finance, security, health and safety etc;
  • Ensures overall leadership of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction & mitigation and management, including humanitarian response activities for all Oxfam humanitarian emergencies;
  • Supports/facilitates the implementation of Oxfam’s regional advocacy work in Somalia. Attends regional consultation meetings with the regional Oxfam staff;
  • Proactively and constructively contributes to cross confederation thinking and working.
You have
  • At least seven years senior management/leadership experience in a similar position, leading the development and ensuring the delivery of programme strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations;
  • Experience with fundraising from diverse institutions, local, regional and international; Entrepreneurial skills in this area will be an important asset. Have good grants management and donors compliance skills;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the country programme context and to act within a regional and global framework;
  • Ability to manage the development of, and contribute to, the high level analysis of factors driving poverty & food insecurity, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country contexts, including the ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by colleagues, partners and other actors;
  • Experience in leading and motivating multi disciplinary, (and sometimes geographically remote teams); a high degree of self awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development;
  • Mediation and conflict resolution skills and experience;
  • Experience with managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multicultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines & geographical areas;
  • Experience in representing an organisation with partners, government agencies, private sector organisations, and donors at senior level: locally, regionally and globally;
  • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of an organisation’s work;
  • High level financial management and internal control skills to steer the operational budget;
  • Understanding of managing security and risk within an INGO context;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to complex and insecure areas (but within the framework of the security policy);
  • Ability to speak and write professional English; Somali language skills would be an advantage.
We offer 

A competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. 

We offer a gross salary in the range of € 3,624,- to € 5,574,- on the basis of a fulltime position, plus an 8% holiday fee.

More information and application procedure
 
Are you interested? 

Send your application in English in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number 5-6542 to jobs@oxfamnovib.nl to the attention of Patricia Vermeulen, International HR Advisor, no later than Sunday 17 November 2013.
Trócaire is the development agency of the Irish Catholic Church which works in solidarity with local development actors in over 20 countries throughout the world. 

Trócaire’s Somalia Country Programme is seeking to fill the two attached posts for its community development work in Gedo Region of Somalia. 

We offer a challenging opportunity for self directed dynamic and highly motivated persons for the following positions. 

Only those who meet the required criteria need apply.

Health Management Information Systems Officer
 
The position:
 
Based in Gedo Region, Somalia, the HMIS Officer will be part of a team responsible for facilitating the collection, collation and analysis of high quality health data and sharing this with all stakeholders for Trócaire supported health programmes in Somalia
 
Competencies:
  • Diploma in health information systems, information sciences or in public health from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum three years experience in managing health information, preferably with an NGO.
  • Knowledge of health data collection tools and data flow system
  • Ability to run basic data analysis, using Ms Excel or Ms Access
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good communication skills.
  • Somali National or Somali speaker is desirable for this position
Construction Engineer 

6 months contract
 
The position:
 
Based in Gedo Region, Somalia, the Construction Engineer will be responsible for providing day to day technical advice, supervision and quality control to all Trócaire construction and rehabilitation programmes in the health and education sectors in Somalia.

She/he will ensure the implementation of robust internal controls and compliance with Donor, Legal and Trócaire’s policies and procedures.

Competencies:
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or similar field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in civil engineering and construction;
  • Good knowledge of international construction contracts and formats;
  • Ability to provide expert technical advice and conduct engineering site assessments of Trócaire’s supported facilities (Health and Education);
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing master plans for renovation and construction projects and site lay-outs;
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD or other engineering software;
  • Familiarity with public procurement procedures is desirable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Ability to speak Somali is an advantage.
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in an unstable environment with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure with limited support, and with a high attention to detail.
Please send your application letter, including an updated CV not exceeding 4 pages indicating the names of three referees one of whom must be current or most recent supervisor to:
 
The Human Resources Office,
Trócaire Somalia Programme,
P.O Box 66300 – 00800 
Nairobi
 
Or by e-mail to hr@trocaire.or.ke
 
Email applications must include the job title in the subject line..

Closing date for application: 15 November 2013.
UNAITAS is seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible person to fill the following position;
 
Branch Manager
 
Reporting to the Business Operations Manager, the job holder is responsible for day to day branch operations.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Initiate and sustain branch strategies for growth in line with the organizational strategies and set targets
  • Provide leadership in management of branch credit portfolio
  • Oversee operations in the branch and ensure branch compliance with operational guidelines and procedures
  • Oversee customer/member relations and maintain organization’s corporate image
  • Provide leadership for continuous performance management of all staff in the branch, and build teams at branch level
  • Provide a link between the branch and other organization’s functions
  • Oversee production of timely and reliable reports
Required Academic Qualifications
  • University Graduate in Business, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Diploma in Banking or Micro Finance is an added advantage
  • B [plain] in KCSE
Other Requirements;
  • At least three (3) years management experience in a financial institution as a branch manager or any other equivalent position.
  • Integrity and strong team leadership skills
  • Marketing and Public relations skills
  • Analytical and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be Computer Literate
Send us your application and updated curriculum vitae [MS Word Format] via E mail only to; hr@unaitas.com to reach us on or before 15.11.2013.
A regulatory authority in Kenya is looking to fill the positions listed below:

Secretary 

6 Positions

Job Purpose:
 To provide both clerical and administrative support to the organization
 
Competencies, Skills and Attributes
  • Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity who is able to work in a team and make meaningful contribution to the team’s objective.
  • Must clearly demonstrate ability and willingness to articulate the organizations ethics and values while at work.
  • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • At least one year experience working in an organization
  • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by immediate supervisor
Skills /Qualifications
  • Diploma Holder in Business Management/Secretarial/Front Office
  • Proven ability to handle day to day activities of a firm
  • Proficiency in computerized systems
Driver

4 Positions

Job Purpose:
 To provide both clerical and administrative support to the organization
 
Competencies, Skills and Attributes
  • Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity who is able to work in a team and make meaningful contribution to the team’s objective.
  • Must clearly demonstrate ability and willingness to articulate the organizations ethics and values while at work.
  • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by immediate supervisor.
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of D (Plain), or equivalent from recognized institution.
  • Must be 18yrs and above.
  • A valid driving license free from any endorsement(s) for class(es) of vehicle(es) an officer is required to drive.(B, C. and E)
  • A minimum of (2) two years proven experience in driving.
  • A valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.
  • Attended a First Aid Certificate course lasting not less than a week.
  • Able to verbally and orally communicate in English and Kiswahili
Data Entry Clerk 

5 Positions
 
Job Purpose: Maintain database by entering new and updated customer and account information.
 
Skills/Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in Computer or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Typing and Data Entry Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality and Thoroughness
  • Ability to analyze Information
How to Apply
 
Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents. 
 
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position being applied for” (as the case may be) on the envelope and submitted in the following way:
Application deadline is 15th, November, 2013.
 
Posted applications should be addressed to:
 
The Human Resource
P.O. Box 27663-00506,
Nairobi.
The Company: Del Monte Kenya Limited located in Thika – Kenya is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of premium quality foods, fresh and processed pineapple fruit and fruit juice beverages.

As part of our commitment to meeting our performance objectives, we are looking for top class individuals to fill vacant positions

Analyst / Programmer
 
Key Result Areas

  • Analyze and design new applications.
  • Develop new applications as per user requirements.
  • Train and guide users on new application.
  • Maintain new and existing applications.
  • Ensuring SLDC is documented on all new and existing applications.
The Person
 
The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:-
  • A University Degree in I.T. or Business Course with relevant I.T. training.
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of the installed applications.
  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot user problems on applications use and identify solutions/workarounds.
  • At least 3 years working experience in a comparable role.
  • Aged between 25 – 35 years.
  • A team player with ability to work under pressure, attention to details, problem solving skills, with a high level of accuracy.
  • High standards of ethics and values.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with all levels of employees.
Senior Infrastructure & Hardware Analyst
 
Key Result Areas
  • Maintenance of Server Room.
  • Local Area Network Maintenance and Support.
  • Desktop PC’s support.
  • Procurement, Storage and Supply of I.T. supplies and consumables.
  • Installation and deployment of Operating Systems and other software on I.T. equipment.
  • Diagnosis and troubleshooting skills on I.T. hardware performance.
The Person
 
The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:-
  • A University Degree or a Diploma in I.T. Engineering.
  • Sound technical knowledge in Networking and I.T. Hardware Maintenance.
  • At least 3 years working experience in a comparable role.
  • Aged between 25 – 35 years.
  • A team player with ability to work under pressure, attention to details, problem solving skills, with a high level of accuracy.
  • High standards of ethics and values.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with all levels of employees.
Applications:
 
Interested candidates should send Application letter and CV ONLY to the addresses shown below indicating Telephone/Mobile contacts. 

These must be received not later than 15th November, 2013.
 
Send your application to:
 
The Human Resources Manager
Del Monte Kenya Limited
P O Box 147
Thika – 01000
 
Email: hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. 

In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. 

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.
 
We seek to recuit for the below positions in our Finance department based at SOS CV KE National Office in Nairobi

A. Finance Manager


1 Position
 
Key Functions of the Job
  • Lead and coordinate the effective management of finance and general administration functions in Finance department;
  • Develop/institutionalize strong internal control financial systems for the organization;
  • Oversees financial work activities within the facilities and departments ensuring all programmes operate in accordance with set financial policies and procedures;
  • Leads the process of developing annual budget for SOS CV KE;
  • Ensures the organization meets all its financial commitments to the donors and is the contact person for donors in all finance related matters;
  • Supports, develops and supervises the programme accounting staff to build their capacities and manage their performance;
  • Support in Implementation of the ‘One Friend’ financing strategy as per the SOS CV KE strategic plan;
  • Regularly forecasts cash flow based on the work plans by the organization, making sure that all parts of the organization have enough cash to pay for their activities;
  • Ensures that the monthly and other annual and periodic financial reports are forwarded to management and donors within the stipulated deadlines;
  • Meeting SOS CV KE legal obligations (e.g. supporting the annual audit and preparing returns for government departments).
Required Qualifications/Abilities/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration( Finance or Accounting option);
  • Must have an MBA;
  • CPA (K);
  • 8 years of demonstrable understanding & experience in financial management. At least 5 years should be within an NGO setup in a managerial position;
  • Experience of financial reporting to donors/development partners;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Efficient in computerized accounting systems.
B. National Office Accountant

2 Positions

Key Functions of the Job;
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements in respect of the National Association accounts;
  • Preparation of general ledger for the national association into the SOS Navision system and maintenance of all necessary supporting documentation;
  • Vouch all the documents as presented from the facilities i.e. payment vouchers, journal vouchers and cash registers casting to ensure completeness;
  • Support functions in maintenance of petty cash, banking of all income received, drawing of cheques and cash withdrawals;
  • Support in payroll administration functions;
  • Preparation of donor financial reports in respect to donor funded programs reporting requirements;
Required Qualifications/Abilities/Experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option);
  • At least CPA (11) with five years working experience in a busy accounting environment, three of which should be in an NGO setup;
  • Ability to set up and maintain financial systems, develop internal control procedures;
  • Hands on experience in computerized accounting applications / software is a must;
  • Be conversant with Kenyan taxation laws, legal & statutory requirements and ability to prepare income tax returns.
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application(stating current & expected pay) and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 17th November, 2013 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) seeks to recruit Programme Assistant - ECHO Flight Coordination
 
To join its Regional Support Office in Nairobi
 
Overall Purpose
 
The European Commission’s Directorate General ECHO, is the European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance and civil protection. 

ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people affected by both natural and man-made disasters.

The European Commission runs a vital air service - ECHO Flight - supporting humanitarian operations in the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa. 

It is a free humanitarian air service operating from Goma and Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nairobi, in Kenya.

The ECHO Office in Nairobi is a dynamic hub, providing technical support to ECHO’s operations in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. 

This is a Grade II Local Staff position based in Nairobi
 
Duties & Responsibilities
 
The Programme Assistant (PA) will work in the Regional Support Office for East, Central and Southern Africa, and will assist ECHO’s international staff to provide high quality technical service to ECHO’s partners throughout the region, with a particular focus on the ECHO Flight Project. 

The PA will be required to assist in the implementation of the ECHO Flight project; as well as advisory role for aviation related matters.
 
The Program Assistant will focus on:-
  • Requests for access to ECHO Flight service. S(he) will perform a close monitoring of specific activities in aviation which are performed by the operator contracted by DG ECHO;
  • Validation of temporary applications for authorization and the staff lists, updating priority and staff lists, access validation, and physical checks of the quality and safety of ECHO Flight service;
  • Participating in monitoring meetings including user groups, aviation forums, meeting with operators, and humanitarian air service provider’s coordination meetings;
  • Providing statistics: users satisfaction, service quality, occupancy rates, budget follow up, flight hours, ledgers;
  • Reporting: incident reports, follow up of Minimum Guaranteed Hours (MGH), monthly and quarterly reports;
  • Public Relations: maintain communication lines with users and operators, solving eventual problems. 
  • S/He must always reflect a positive attitude and must respect confidentiality.
The position role may require significant travel throughout the region.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum Diploma qualification in Logistics, Administration or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of five years work experience in the humanitarian sector in the fields of Logistics, Administration or Operations;
  • Good command of written and spoken - English and French are required;
  • Experience in IT software packages with specific proficiency in Microsoft excel;
  • Work experience outside Kenya in an international setting is an advantage;
Required Skills
  • Personal initiative; ability to work both independently and in a team, with ability to set priorities;
  • Demonstrated analytical capacity, and drafting ability;
  • Commitment, determination, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity & discretion;
  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.
How to Apply
 
The position is open to nationals and other residents of Kenya with a valid working permit. 

The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a probationary period. 

Application plus detailed CV of the interested candidate should be sent to the Human Resources by e-mail to echo-administration.nairobi@echofield.eu. (Subject clearly marked: “REF: PA ECHOFLIGHT’’) latest by noon 15th November 2013.

Candidates who will not have been contacted by 20th December 2013 should consider that they have not been selected.

Applications which do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically rejected
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
 
UN Women Kenya Country Office in Nairobi is looking for qualified professionals for the following positions:
 
1. Programme Analyst, Participation and Leadership
 

2. Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence
 
3. Programme Analyst, Economic Empowerment
 
4. Programme Analyst, Governance and National Planning
 
5. Programme Officer, Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction
 
6. Programme Associate - four positions.
 
Application procedures
 
Interested and qualified persons should visit the vacancies on the UNDP Job Shop at http://jobs.undp.org under section “Women Empowerment” for detailed vacancy announcement and submission of applications before 15th November 2013.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations
 
1. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
 
2. UN Women as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment.
 
3. These vacancies are open to Kenya Nationals Only.
 
“UN WOMEN is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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