CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:

Job Title: Legal Officer
 
Ref: LO/2/2014

Title Holder: TBD
 
Grade: To be determined after Job assessment with HR
 
Workstation: Nairobi, with at least 30% travel to the field for investigations, research, clients’ discussions, assessments, verifications and representation.
 
Effective date: March 2014
 
Contract Period: Initial 6 month with possibility of Extension
 
Reports to: Country Director
 

Job Summary
 
The Legal Officer provides management with legal advice and undertakes legal actions emanating from organization’s relationships. She/he will play advisory and representation role, in handling various legal aspects the organization. 

The incumbent identifies, mitigates risks and actively addresses risks emanating from contractual engagements and organizational relationships. 

S/he proactively analyses, researches and provides advise related to contractual matters between CARE and parties, program contracts with organization, consulting with the legal counsel, managers, leases,
funding agreements, and licenses. S/he undertakes case follow ups including fighting lawsuits and preparing reports. 

The legal officer works to ensure the legal protection of all the operations of the organization. 

The incumbent will advice and guide the senior management on compliance to all legal issues and to ensure organizations compliance with legal requirements. 

S/he has to manage various tasks and study contracts, hold consultations with management and CAREs legal counsel to make decisions about legal matters.

Legal Officer Tasks and Responsibilities
 
1. Responsibility 1: Legal advice and representation (60%)
 
1.1. Interacts with CARE Kenya counterparts such as members of the Senior Management Team to advise them on all aspects of legal implications specific to projects or programs.
 
1.2. Prepares inputs in all decision making procedures and for planning strategies and informs contracts and agreements
 
1.3. Assessing/Reviewing legal documents (i.e. contracts and agreements), and ensures legal protection of the organization.
 
1.4. Provides advise on risks and mitigation measures and follows corrections and implementation of mitigation measures
 
1.5. Takes part in high level planning/ organizing meetings and gives legal advices to avoid lawsuits and legal consequences
 
1.6. Preparing reports on all legal matters and presenting them to management and to legal representative (s)
 
1.7. Develop and maintain a network of peers with other legal advisors of similar organizations in Kenya.
 
2. Legal Support
 
2.1. Prepare, manage and keep up to date the legal cases register for CARE Kenya, in close coordination with the Deputy Director, Program Support and the Country Director.

2.2. Works closely with CARE Kenya’s legal counsels / advisors on all legal matters of the organization
 
2.3. Ensures appropriate research for all legal cases – legitimacy of contract deals, lawsuit investigations etc.
 
2.4. Assessing ongoing cases and executing the best course of action
 
2.5. Prepare legal queries and facilitates solicitation of legal opinions from external counsel to identify legal and regulatory risks and issues for pursuit
 
2.6. Assessing agreements and partnership deeds for minimizing /eradicating risks and exposure
 
2.7. Assisting in drafting different types of legal documents
 
2.8. Performing investigations on the litigation causes, collecting evidences to present to legal representatives and/or in the court and, arranging the groundwork to successfully represent the organization
 
2.9. Ensures the compliance and renewals of all licenses, contracts, agreements and permits of the organization
 
2.10. Handling tax issues
 
2.11. Managing legal implications of new contracts of the organization
 
2.12. Preparing/updating legal documents and ensuring confidentiality
 
2.13. Keeping track of new updates in corporate and business law and provide advice and follow up management actions accordingly.
 
2.14. Performing negotiations for contracts with other parties
 
2.15. Participating in planning of budgets for legal pursuits and reviewing requests for payments
 
2.16. Ensuring organizational information and knowledge is copyrighted and protected and ensuring enforcing copyrights.
 
3. Responsibility 2: Risk Management (30%)
 
3.1. Ensure and provide support to the CO for timely identification of legal risks to the CO and communicating to the director and the head of departments for mitigation measures
 
3.2. Protecting organization from legal litigations
 
3.3. Ensuring mitigation measures are implemented timely to prevent loses, enhancing accountability and performance
 
3.4. Works with other departments to ensure that all legal formalities like tax payments, assets maintenance, agreements of lease and other obligations are fulfilled in time
 
3.5. Participates in risk management sessions that have a bearing on legal matters, reviews risk reports for purposes of managing key risks and efficiency in the risk management process.
 
3.6. Provides guidance and supports follow ups on investigative audits reports and their outcomes
 
3.7. May be required to travel to different locations to resolve legal issues, support investigative audits/follow ups, and assess the real estate value on behalf of the organization
 
3.8. Keeps track of the latest changes and law regulations with regards to organizations’ status and advises accordingly
 
3.9. Attends committee meetings and articulates necessary measures to mitigate legal risks and gurantee protection of the organization’s interest.

Spending Authority: None
 
Contacts/Key Relations
  1. Internal: Receives management support from the Country Director and designates, other directors and unit heads program/program support managers
  2. External: Liaison with organization legal representative
Working conditions:
 
1. Normal working conditions in a city setup. The employee will also undertake frequent visits to partners and to external sources for purposes of meeting Job responsibilities. This includes travel to remote areas and therefore has exposure to road and air travel risks and security risks.
 
2. Qualifies for commuter and telephone allowance to enhance communication with external and internal stakeholders for work related assignments.

Professional Qualifications and Experience Desired
  • Degree in Law, and an advocate of the high court of Kenya
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position with good organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge about all types of legal matters related to the operations of an organization and corporate law, law of contracts, criminal and civil law
  • Excellent logical and examination skills
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent decision making abilities
  • Excellent analysis capabilities
  • Be able to work long hours and visit remote locations whenever necessary
  • Team leadership skills essential including: team management and staff development skills; implementation of performance management systems and ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as well be able to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team, in a fast–paced environment requiring multi‐tasking and work under pressure
  • Experience in negotiating with external parties
Applications
 
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to: 

The Human Resources & Development Manager, 
CARE International in Kenya, 
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke 

so as to be received not later than 28th February, 2014. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).



CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:
 
Job Title: Sector Manager – Financial Inclusion     

Ref: SM-FI/2/2014                                           
 
Department / Project: Financial Inclusion     
 
Supervisor: Assistant Country Director -Programs            
 
Location / Duty Station: Nairobi                
 
Job Summary & Purpose:

The Financial Inclusion Sector manager is responsible for the public and private sector (financial and enterprise related) partnership where she is responsible for aiding business planning and decision-making tasks by providing appropriate advices in financial inclusion and micro enterprise development aimed at inclusive sector growth. 
 
Responsible and accountable for the technical and human resource management of the FI staff and ensure efficient and effective attainment of program objectives and goal while also adhering to organizational strategy and goal. 

Directly supervises Program/Project Managers/ Coordinators in their day to day management of projects/programs. 

He/she coordinates the integration of FI strategies with other CARE sectors/programs strategies for a holistic approach in development in line with country office strategic plans. 

In collaboration with the ACD-P, sector managers, CI and in close collaboration with the government and partnership with donors promote the growth of the FI sector in the country office.  

Facilitates and supports staff competence through training, coaching and demonstration where gaps are seen and as part of staff development. 

Responsibilities and Tasks:RI. Project Management
 
Task 1.1 Ensure the program/project managers and coordinators adhere to the program/project design and donor regulations. In collaboration with the program/project managers and coordinators; plan, lead, and coordinate the implementation of FI strategies to improved quality of life to impact group and beneficiaries in general. 

Task 1.2 Provide technical support to the technical project staff to enable them achieves their goals, objectives and targets. 

Task 1.3 Supports in the design of new projects and budgets development. Collating, preparing (narrative reports) and interpreting both financial and narrative reports for understanding, reporting to donors and for sector growth.

R2. Program / Sector Growth

Task 2.1 Undertaking strategic analysis of the sector, assist with strategic planning while coming out with both short-term and long-term business/ development plans.

Task 2.2 Work closely with the government line ministries, Access Africa, donors, CARE International, the private sector and both local and international NGOs for promotion and  development of pro-poor financial services aimed at strengthening financial inclusion strategies in the country for deepening financial outreach and enhancing employment creation. 

Task 2.3 Work closely with the donors, public and private sector and INGOs in developing pro-poor financial and non financial products: while integrating the use of mobile technology and other innovations to improve on service provision.  

Task 2.4 In collaboration with sector team; continuously monitor the FI initiatives and activities with the aim of understanding the appropriateness of the GS&L methodology for different environments. Review the GS&L methodology for adoption in different local environments and target groups to accelerate its growth and replication. 

Task 2.5 Develop capacities of program staff, and any other identified stakeholders mainly through training to produce competent partner’s imperative for growth and sustainability of the Group Savings and Loan methodology and financial inclusion in general

Task 2.6 Work closely with the ACD-Program, sector managers and FI sector team in resource mobilizations through concepts and proposals development: while assessing the likely impact of such programs. 
 
Task 2.7 Make key decisions on the directions of FI sector in the country office and represent the organization in decision making forums/ strategy forums for the benefits of the organization and the country. 

Task 2.8 Engage and network with key stakeholders in financial inclusion in the counties, country and outside the country

R3. Monitoring of application of skills and knowledge


Task 3.1 Engage with donors, research institutions, consultants and universities for studies / researches for further development of the FI methodologies, social –economic impacts of FI in poverty reduction and using lessons for replications. 

Task 3.2 In liaison with the country office and sector M&E team; develop sector M&E framework and ensure that all the projects/ programs log-frames and objectives fall with the sector M&E framework and finally develop tools and systems for tracking the developments.  

Task 3.3 Follow-up documentations, case studies and statistics to ensure availability of information on the sector and accurate data in all projects.

Authority Level:  Moderate authority.

Work under the supervision of, in close collaboration to and with support from the Assistant Country Director- Programs.

Duty station: Nairobi

Skills and Qualifications
  • Recognized expertise and experience in micro finance methodologies including Community Led Micro finance methodologies, micro enterprise development and participatory approaches in community development.
  • Relevant degree - Business administration, Bachelor of commerce, Sociology, Entrepreneurial or Cooperatives development.  Masters degree is recommended.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification and previous work experience in financial inclusiveness will be useful.
Experience: 8 - 15 years of relevant working experience in a busy organization.

Other Requirements
  • Evidence of good oral and written communication skills is required.
  • Self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, technical, IT and numerical abilities are crucial.
Applications
 
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to: 

The Human Resources & Development Manager, 
CARE International in Kenya
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke 

so as to be received not later than 28th February , 2014. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:
 
Job Title: Information and Knowledge Management Officer 

Ref: IKM/2/2014

Department / Project: Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP)            
 
Supervisor: Project Manager            
 
Location / Duty Station: Garissa                    

Job Summary & Purpose:
  • Developing and implementing a coherent information & knowledge management system at the Country Project Level
  • Compiling and analyzing data from the Country Project Team to generate project-level information for donor reports, as well as for policy and program oriented publications.
  • Supporting the institutionalization of learning approaches within the project and contributing to documentation and dissemination of learning from the programme to influence policies and decision making.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Country Project Team, M&E Advisor, the Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor, as well as Information & Knowledge Management Officers in other ALP countries.
Tasks and responsibilities:

R1:  Leadership role in developing and implementing coherent information and knowledge management system at country project level

Tasks
  • In collaboration with the M&E Advisor, facilitate a baseline (and end line) for the project including data collection and analysis processes
  • Lead the development of the project information and knowledge management system (including data collection, analysis, storage and reporting process) in collaboration with the M&E Advisor
  • Ensure all staff understand the information and knowledge management system and their responsibilities within the system
R2: Leadership role in compiling and analyzing data from the country project team to generate project level information for donor reports as well as for policy- and program-oriented publications 

Tasks
  • Set clear deadlines and expectations for country project team and partners to submit progress reports
  • Develop templates for progress reports for project team and partners
  • Work with the project manger to compile and analyze data
  • With guidance from the M&E advisor, summarize analysis in appropriate formats for inclusion in donor reports
  • With guidance from the learning and knowledge management advisor, summarize analysis in appropriate formats to support the development of recommendations for policy and practice on community-based adaptation
R3: Support institutionalization of learning approaches within the Country Project (20%)
 
Task
  • Support learning and reflective practice in the Country Project – with CARE staff and partner organizations
  • Facilitate information review processes to reflect on field data generated by the M&E system, to identify and document innovations and ‘best practices’, to look for unintended outcomes, to identify programming opportunities, and to periodically assess context and assumptions, especially about gender and marginalisation in relation to adaptation
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an action research agenda
  • Actively promote a culture of learning and generation of knowledge throughout the Country Project Team and among partners and stakeholders, including facilitation of sharing and reviewing knowledge for current application, as well as appropriately storing and disseminating  it for use in future and by other organizations
R4: Contribute to documentation and dissemination of learning from programme to influence policies and programmes (20%)
 
Task
  • Contribute to documenting programme learning in program-oriented and policy-oriented publications (publications refers to communications materials using a range of different media)
  • Contribute to action research initiatives for programme improvement, learning and to build the evidence base for advocacy
  • Contribute to ensuring wide and effective outward (active) dissemination of information and knowledge generated through the programme to stakeholders at all levels, including international networks
Authority:
 
1. Spending Authority: N/A        
2. Supervision: N/A    
3. Decision Making: N/A

Contacts/Key Relationships (Internal & External):
 
Country project team
  • Project Manager (ALP)- supervisor
  • Local governance and Advocacy officer
  • Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer
  • M&E coordinator – Livelihoods sector
Programme Coordination
  • M & E advisor – Adaptation Learning Programme
Direct Supervision
  • Project Assistant
  • Project Driver (through project assistant)
Working Conditions: At least 60% travel to the field.

Qualifications:
 
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science- Formal training on M&E desirable 
 
Experience: Over Five years experience with at least three directly in M&E
 
Competencies:   
  • People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Computer Skills:  Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and, advanced internet searching skills.   Experience with statistical and database software would be an asset.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances.  Willing to travel up to 30% of time. 
Applications
 
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to: 

The Human Resources & Development Manager, 
CARE International in Kenya, 
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke 

so as to be received not later than 28th February , 2014. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
IT Security Specialist

Reporting to the Senior Manager, IT Security, the Security specialist will be responsible for safeguarding information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual information systems security threats thought the KCB network.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform detailed technical analysis of electronic threats, including malware, viruses and other Internet-based attacks
  • Participate in security design and monitoring of operating system and application security, and recommend solutions to achieve business needs.
  • Provide access control permissions and rights to the various IT system applications
  • Review logical rights & permissions to system access on a quarterly basis with business heads
  • Harden the various operating, application and database systems.
  • Carryout risk assessment and advice management on potential risks during new system implementation and business process re-engineering
  • Carryout core banking system security functionalities including but not limited to user management
  • Ability to perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, utilizing tools commercial and open source tools
  • Conduct penetration testing in line with Open Web application Security project
  • Monitor audit logs of applications, operating systems and databases
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicants should have: -
  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university
  • A post graduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage
  • Certification on any of CISM,CISSP, CCNA , CISA ,CASP, GIAC
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Active Directory management, IT Security on operating systems and databases (Oracle, SQL, Unix)
  • Working knowledge on network security and relevant network devices
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of broad range of MS Windows servers and desktops operating systems.
  • Wide knowledge of web application security.
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills.
  • Demonstrate an In-Depth Analysis of Vulnerability assessment and management
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of various Banking operations
  • Superb customer service and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of web programming languages (ASP, .NET, JavaScript, etc.) is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Planning, organizing, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Initiative, self-drive and open minded
  • Attention to detail
  • Team Player
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful 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/reference in the subject field to; recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by Feb. 28, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: IT 07/2014
Digital Strategist

Company Description: 
Our Client is a leading Digital Agency that is dedicated in helping marketers make the most of new and emerging opportunities.

Job Description: Our client is seeking to recruit a proven digital strategist professional that will be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices for clients of their Digital division.

Candidate must be able to create digital campaigns, position brand digitally with evident ROI for our clients, one who is tech savvy
 
Able to layout road maps for brands outline

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of proven experience in a Creative/Digital agency
 

Additional Information: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Please use the following link to apply: Digital Strategist (RMG012)



Human Needs Project- Kenya

Job Title: Retail General Manager
 
Location: Kibera, Nairobi
 
Human Needs Project (HNP) is a collaborative effort between academic, industry and local leaders to address the lack of basic services common in slums. 

HNP is dedicated to building self sustainable centers that will prosper far into the future by working in complete partnership with locals to find the best solutions for the unique challenges we encounter in each center location.
 
HNP’s pilot project is currently under construction in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. 

Close to the opening of the Kibera Town Centre , HNP is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to lead our centre into full operational capacity. 

The town centre uses innovative, clean technology to provide basic services (water and sanitation) as well as a range of empowerment services (adult education, IT, micro credit, health information, green market place and café services.)

The Retail General Manager will be responsible for setting up Operations and Management Systems for the Town Center which meet Technical and Educational Objectives.

The Retail General Manager will be responsible for modifying the Town Centre’s Business plans as necessary to achieve Standards set, Sales and Service expectations, and profit objectives, as well as customer satisfaction in consultation with relevant stake holders.
 
The key responsibilities are:
 
Deliverable
  • Drive sales of services and products
  • Ensure that customer expectations are met
  • Train and manage employees in a flat hierarchical system. Identify and manage necessary training.
  • Maintain effective relationships with all collaborators, including customers, government, community organizations, academics and employees and also enforce ethical business practice.
  • Track inventory
  • Perform P&L analysis
  • Be responsible for safety and security of facility
  • Communicate values of Human Needs Project and town centre in all relationships.
Essential Requirements
  • As a Retail Manager you must exemplify integrity and accountability at the managerial level as well as demonstrate excellent team leadership skills.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Commerce, Economics and Finance or Bachelor of Arts.
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of management experience in Hotel Management, Conference Center Management or other Multiple Services Retail point of operation management.
  • Previous success in setting up operations and management systems in multiple services and systems.
Other Requirements
  • Ability to create and maintain a customer focused culture.
  • Strong collaborative and decision making skills
  • Experience in measuring impact and charting mid-course corrections
  • Proficiency in accounting and budgeting
  • Proficiency In procurement and supplies management
  • Previous success with establishing open and transparent processes
  • Previous success with responsibilities for financial results
  • Knowledge of comprehensive informal settlement dynamics is an added advantage.
Terms of employment
  • Contract of 2 years, renewable AND probation period 3 months.
  • Terms as per Human Needs Project Scheme of service
Application to reach the undersigned NOT LATER than 28th February 2014

Interested candidates should submit their Application to

The Country Director, Human Needs Project
juliet.dima@humanneedsproject.org or info@humanneedsproject.org

With a detailed resume and a letter of motivation stating current position, remuneration, e-mail / contact address, telephone number, addresses of three Referees and Copies of Certificates and Testimonial.

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