United Nations Human Settlements Programme 

Organizational Location: 
UN-HABITAT
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Functional Title: Consultant Urban Planning Experts
 
Duration: 10 months over 12 months
 
Closing Date: 26 June 2014
 
Background: The Urban Planning and Design Branch of UN-Habitat supports countries in developing urban planning methods and systems that address current urbanization challenges. It promotes urban planning approaches to address rapid urban growth and urban transformation processes in countries with rapid urbanization processes and where cities face a backlog of services and housing.
 
There is indeed an urban planning crisis: the unplanned city is largely inefficient and requires increasing resources to make it more functional and liveable. Only those cities able to embrace different patterns of growth and address inequalities and inefficiencies will be able to provide better lives for their residents, while limiting ecological damage.
 
Urban planning frameworks have changed very little in the past 50 years, despite huge changes in the urban world, and a new approach is required which links planning with legal instruments and a sound financing and economic rationale. 

In this respect, five principles of sustainable urban planning are being promoted by UN-Habitat:
  1. Plan in advance of population increase, with the view to remain basic but relevant and comprehensible but not necessarily comprehensive, and to leverage plans for revenue creation through value capture.
  2. Plan at the scale of the problem, particularly the projected growth of the urban population.
  3. Plan incrementally, starting with streets and following with water and sanitation, drainage, energy and lighting, transport, etc. This gives priority to improving the proportion of land allocated to streets and in turn supports service delivery and progressive taxation.
  4. Plan for density and mixed land use, aiming at vertical features that lower transaction costs, positively impact the economies of scale (and economies of agglomeration), and improve revenue from taxation.
  5. Provide for urban networks for sustainable mobility and sustainable energy.
In view of promoting this approach and supporting ongoing urbanization processes to best serve national development goals, UN-Habitat supports countries and cities in developing planning scenarios and concepts for urban extension, urban redevelopment and the creation and design of sustainable urban patterns.
 
In view of the above, is promoting planned cities extension and urban transformation initiatives supported by innovative tools and support countries in their adoption and implementation. 

This work includes the development of innovative urban planning tools for physical and strategic planning at the city-region, intermediate city and city-extension scales. 

Application of such tools is ongoing in selected countries over the next 2 to 4 years.
 
In this respect, UN-Habitat has recently established an Urban Planning and Design Laboratory in its premises in Nairobi, to provide direct support to projects and partner cities through development of plans and designs.
 
Given the relative new focus provided to urban planning work of UN-Habitat and the need to strengthen its planning capacity, a consultant is required to provide technical support to UPDB and to the Urban Planning and Design Lab.
 
Objectives: The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical inputs on urban planning and design and to contribute to the development of a new generation of extension and transformation plans for partner cities.

Responsibilities
 
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Urban Planning Component of the ASUD Project and she/he will contribute to the implementation of the Project Component by performing the following tasks:

Specific Responsibilities
  1. Provide planning and design inputs to ongoing planning initiatives (1 wm)
  2. Develop planning proposals and related reports for partner cities (4 w/m)
  3. Review of proposals and designs prepared by local planners for various pilot cities (1 w/m)
  4. Present, discuss with local stakeholders the planning proposals prepared by the Lab
  5. Develop critical analysis of existing planning documents and instruments (1 w/m)
  6. Provide inputs to guide or facilitate the delivery of relevant urban legislation reviews and financial mechanisms in view of plan implementation and planning processes supports
In addition, the consultant will provide inputs as requested on planning documents and initiatives, undertaken by the Unit and develop presentations related to the above outputs.

Scope and Expectations
 
The consultancy will focus on 

1) helping cities develop practical, feasible approaches to implementing urban planning interventions and 

2) assisting national governments to scale up successful local-level approaches, build the capacities of planning and facilitating institutions (cadastres, development control, construction plan scrutiny, etc.), and reflect the resulting lessons in national policies

5 main outputs are expected:
  1. Planning proposals and related reports
  2. Comments and inputs to planning proposals
  3. Presentations
  4. Report on urban planning documents
  5. Inputs to economy and legislation reviews related to urban planning
Outputs production will be documented regularly through interim reports covering the 6 tasks above and one final report, summarizing the work done and presenting all outputs in electronic and hard copy format. 

Last but not least, the daily presence in UN-Habitat offices is expected.

Competencies (maximum of five)
  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and design. Ability to develop graphic materials (concepts, plans, diagram) as well as substantive reports. Knowledge of urban development issues; ability to observe deadlines and achieve set goals
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English; excellent capacity to produce and manipulate graphic documents and drawings. Good presentation skills.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve agreed goals.
  • Planning and Organizing: Ability to prioritize activities and assignments.
  • Creativity: Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches, takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”, and offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs.
Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Urban Planning, or related field that is relevant for sustainable urban development and urban planning and design.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
 
Different level of work experiences are required to perform the different tasks needed for providing adequate support as follows. 

Kindly clarify for which level you are submitting your application.

Senior Planner: A minimum of ten years of experience in urban planning or design, of which at
least 2 at national level (experience in more than one level of government), a significant part of
which should be directly related to different aspects of urban planning such as settlements
infrastructure, strategic planning, land management, plan implementation, detailed planning etc.. 

A combination of academic, practitioner and public sector experience would be considered an asset.
Junior planner: between 2 to 5 years of experience in urban planning with direct proven experience
in drawing and preparing plan graphical material using computer assisted design tools.

Technical Knowledge
  • Technical knowledge of urban planning contemporary approaches.
  • Research and analytical skills combined with good drafting and drawing skills, manipulation of graphic materials and production of complex urban planning documents. 
  • Writing skills, in English and possibly another UN language
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team and to deliver on time under pressure.
Language Skills
 
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. 

For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. 

Although not a requirement, knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
 
Remuneration: Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.
 
Applications should include:
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org
Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. 

You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org
 
All applications should be submitted to:
 
Mr. Geoffrey Oluoch
UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Email: geoffrey.oluoch@unhabitat.org
 
Deadline for applications: 26 Jun 2014

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

SKF is the world leading supplier of products and solutions in the rolling bearing business. 

In addition, we are one of the leading players in Seals, Mechatronics, Lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training. 

The inherent skills and competence of our approximately 46,000 employees help us to fulfill our objective of creating more intelligent, sustainable and innovative customer solutions. 

SKF is a truly global company with presence in more than 130 countries, serving an extensive range of industries and customers worldwide. 

SKF Kenya seeks to fill the following vacancies:

Vehicle Service Market Sales 
 
The position seeks to grow the distributor business profitably through expanding the geographic and
industry presence, increase SKF brand awareness, developing operational excellence and value added
capabilities within the SKF Distribution network in Eastern Africa. 


Key responsibilities include.
  • Drives and implements VSM initiatives to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Identify potential Distributors in the region to increase market share
  • Experience in workshop management of three spanner garage or franchise dealers
  • Adapt and implement SKF VSM distributor policy
  • Expands the VSM product assortment through the End User and Distribution network to continuously grow market share
  • Participates in annual sales budgeting. 
  • Is responsible to meet sales target YOY. 
  • Prepares monthly reports
  • Having good IT skills and be proficient in MS Office packages
The applicant should be well spoken, exude professionalism, have at least 5 years minimum experience in automotive maintenance, customer relationship skills and posses a minimum of a Diploma in Automotive Engineering or equivalent. 

The applicant should be able to travel frequently. 

How to Apply
 
Applicants should send an email with the application letter contained within the body text of the email. 

Attached should be a 1-3 page (pdf) résume highlighting biography, education, experience and
current remuneration.

Do not attach any supporting documents such as certificates.

Candidates who will not have received communication by 10th July 2014 should consider the application unsuccessful.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

SKF Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications to be addressed to

The Managing Director
SKF Kenya Limited 
Nairobi

eMail: vsm@skfkenya.com

Deadline: 27th June 2014
Do you have what it takes???

A leading Kenyan Civil Engineering Consultancy Firm is seeking to recruit highly energetic and focused individuals for the following positions:

1. Assistant Materials Engineer
Job Ref. HR-06-01
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering;
  • At least 5 years professional engineering experience in material investigations and surveys for construction of Railway / Highway and associated structures;
2. Assistant Engineers - Inspectorate (Civil Works)
Job Ref. HR-06-02
  • Minimum Graduate Civil Engineer;
  • At least 5 years experience in Railway/or Road construction;
3. Assistant Engineers - Inspectorate (Bridges)
Job Ref. HR-06-03
  • Minimum Graduate Civil (Structural) Engineer;
  • At least 5 years experience in the inspection, repair, design and construction of Railway and Highway bridges and other drainage structures;
4. Assistant Engineers - Inspectorate (Concrete)
Job Ref. HR-06-04
  • Minimum Graduate Civil Engineer;
  • At least 5 years experience in the inspection, repair, design and construction of Railway and Highway concrete works;
5. Assistant Engineers - Inspectorate (Earthworks)
Job Ref. HR-06-05
  • Minimum Graduate Civil Engineer;
  • At least 5 years experience in concrete and masonry works;
6. Assistant Structural Engineers
Job Ref. HR-06-06
  • Minimum Graduate Civil (Structural) Engineer;
  • At least 5 years experience in building design and construction works;
7. Assistant M&E Engineers
Job Ref. HR-06-07
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering;
  • At least 5 years in building service works;
8. Assistant Telecommunications & ICT Engineers
Job Ref. HR-06-08
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in ICT / Telecommunication;
  • At least 5 years experience in telecommunication installations and networking;
9. Works Inspector - Electrical / Signal / Telecommunication (E.S.T)
Job Ref. HR-06-09
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / Telecommunication;
  • At least 5 years experience in telecommunication installations / building service works;
10. Engineering Surveyor
Job Ref. HR-06-10 
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Surveying. 
  • At least 7 years of engineering survey post graduate experience including 3 years in an active design office
  • Should be a registered Surveyor
For all positions

All these positions require candidates who can withstand working for long hours with minimal supervision, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.
 
Those shortlisted will be expected to present their current certificate of good conduct (obtained on or after the date of this advertisement) and academic/professional certificates on the scheduled interview day.
 
How to Apply

Applications should be sent to bizengineering7@gmail.com and quoting the Job Ref. No. as the subject by Thursday, 26th June 2014.
 
Do not attach any certificates in your application.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Baringo County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

Research Officer 

(1 Post) JG’ N’ REF:BCPSB/21/2014

Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Carrying out continued research and analysis in the relevant department;
  • Managing data collection, presenting findings and recommendations;
  • Data extraction and analysis;
  • Prepare databases as well as manage and manipulate them whenever needed
  • Providing expert interpretation, explanation and analysis;
  • Maintain a periodically updated inventory of publications on current issues, legislation and major public policy issues/questions
  • Maintain statistical information and records on research issues.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelor’s degree in specialized discipline including Economics, Agriculture, Environment, Sociology, Science, International Trade or other Social Science;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques of professional research with emphasis on public policy analysis.
  • Minimum 3 years continuous work experience.
  • Practical competencies in using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPPS).
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan constitution.
Remuneration:

Basic salary: Kshs 48,190 — 65,290 p.m.
House allowance: Kshs 24,000 p.m.
Other allowances: Kshs 8,000 p.m.
Terms of Service: Permanent

How to Apply:

For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearances:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of clearance from any of the Credit References Bureaus in the Country
All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary
County Public Service Board
Baringo County.
P.O. Box 53-30400,
Kabarnet.

So as to reach the Offices mentioned above on or before 26 June 2014. Candidates are advised against canvassing.

NB: Baringo County Government is an equal opportunity Government and all are encouraged to apply as provided in the advert.

Swiss Hunger Fund
 
Vacancy: Accountant

Location: Nairobi Kenya
 
Job Profile: The Accountant is responsible for book-keeping in the East & Horn of Africa Office. The job is based in Nairobi and might involve travelling within Kenya and in the region. 

The accountant provides support to accounting, administration and procurement.

 She/ he works closely with and reports to the Finance Coordinator.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
Accounting
  • Timely preparation of Monthly and Annual accounts within strict deadlines
  • Preparing analysis of the company’s financial position
  • Ensuring all transactions are posted within strict timeframes – Financial, accounting and general entries
  • Keeping up filing system for all types of invoices and reimbursement forms
  • Managing accounts for the vendors and customers including expense reporting
  • Reviewing and reconciling monthly bank statements
  • Applying up to date experience with Kenyan tax rules and regulations
  • Processing of the payments for the office infrastructure
  • Maintenance of Asset register
  • Preparation of Payroll ensuring accurate deduction and submission of all statutory deductions before the due date.
 Administration
  • Assisting project coordinators on budget monitoring and reporting
  • Supervision and support of project partners’ accounting and financial reporting
  • Ensuring proper Internal Controls are maintained
  • Supporting development of internal processes and procedures
  • Providing administrative support to the Finance and Administrative coordinator
  • Monitoring of the Procurement processes
Experience: At least 2 years experience with the non profit making organization.

Skills and Certification:
  • CPA (K) / ACCA
  • Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong inter‐personal and communication skill
  • Proactive Individual
  • Ability to work independently
  • High integrity, ethics and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of English
Application Procedure:
 
All applications MUST be done through our website at:http://www.swisshungerfund.org/careers.html with a detailed CV and only copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to reach us not later than 27th June 2014.
Baringo County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

Protocol Officer 

(1 Post) JG’N’ REF:BCPSB/2O/2O14

The protocol Officer will be responsible for public relations, media liaison and protocol services in the County and will be answerable to the Chief Of Staff.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Handling all aspects of county official events visits, conferences, tours and social tasks initiated within the office.
  • Arranging travel for the Governor and Deputy Governor including scheduling travel, preparing trip folders,arranging bulleting and preparing itinerary.
  • Scheduling events, determining need for audiovisual equipment, gathering of biographies and guest information, preparing agendas, and setting up locations.
  • Assisting to develop media plans, distributing and following up media releases, booking interviews, and responding to media requests.
  • Assist in the initiation, development and implementation of policies and sector plans in the unit.
  • Preparing the guest lists and sitting arrangements.
  • Promotion of national values, principles of good governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a Kenyan.
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Communication Studies or any other relevant qualification from a university/institution recognized in Kenya.
  • Working experience of not less than three (3) years in the Public Service or the Private Sector.
  • Be Computer literate.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan constitution.
Remuneration

Basic salary: Kshs 48,190 — 65,290 p.m.
House allowance: Kshs 24,000 p.m.
Other allowances: Kshs 8,000 p.m.
Terms of Service: Permanent

How to Apply:

For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearances:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of clearance from any of the Credit References Bureaus in the Country
All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary
County Public Service Board
Baringo County.
P.O. Box 53-30400,
Kabarnet.

So as to reach the Offices mentioned above on or before 26 June 2014. Candidates are advised against canvassing.

NB: Baringo County Government is an equal opportunity Government and all are encouraged to apply as provided in the advert.

Baringo County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer  

JG “P” - One (1) Post - Ref: BCPSB/19/2O14-
Re: Advertisement

The Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer will be responsible for provision of administrative and secretarial support services and will be reporting to the Secretary/CEO of the Public Service Board.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sending notices, preparation of agenda for board meetings and implementing decisions of the Board.
  • Implementing Human Resource Management policies, rules and regulations of the County Public Service Board
  • Supporting the establishment and operationalization of human resource management function.
  • Ensuring correct interpretation of human resource policies, rules, regulations, labour laws and other relevant statutes.
  • Supporting the establishment of performance management systems.
  • Establishing records, management systems in the County Public Service Board.
  • Preparation of human resources reports.
  • Developing & installing proper HR Audit systems, Job evaluation tools, Schemes of service, HR manuals, and Payroll systems.
  • Offering advice on Public Service regulation and guidelines as well as Human Resource Management policies.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned by the Board.
  • Preparing briefs on disciplinary cases received in the county for decision making by the board.
  • Preparing briefs on appeals and applications for review to be considered by the board.
  • Ensuring conformity and compliance to HR policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations and articles 232 (1) on values and principles of Public Service.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Human Resource option) or social sciences with Higher HR diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Served for at least five (5) years as a Senior Human Resource and Administration officer in either private or public sector.
  • A master’s degree in Human Resources Management w ill be added advantage.
  • A thorough understanding of Human Resource Management policies, regulations and employee relations.
  • Demonstrate high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of human resource.
  • Understanding of labor laws and other statutes that impact on human resource management.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Kenya constitution
Salary and Remuneration:
  • Basic Salary: Kshs. 77,527 - 103,893 p.m.
  • House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 p.m.
  • Other Allowances: Kshs. 12,000 p.m.
Terms of Service: Permanent

How to Apply:

For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearances:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of clearance from any of the Credit References Bureaus in the Country
All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary
County Public Service Board
Baringo County.
P.O. Box 53-30400,
Kabarnet.

So as to reach the Offices mentioned above on or before 26 June 2014. Candidates are advised against canvassing.

NB: Baringo County Government is an equal opportunity Government and all are encouraged to apply as provided in the advert.
Republic of Kenya
 
Office of the Attorney - General & Department of Justice
 
Request for Proposals
 
Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
 
Tender for Design of Corporate Logo
 
Tender No: OAG & DOJ/006/2013-2014
 
Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (the Centre) was established by the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Act No. 26 of 2013. 

The Centre was set up to establish an independent international organization that will facilitate international commercial arbitration among other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms.
 
The Centre invites proposals from interested and qualified individuals or firms to design a corporate logo that embodies the spirit of mutual agreement in the context of dispute resolution. 

In addition, the design should capture the Centre’s international reach.
 
Terms of Reference
  1. Artists should submit the logo in an editable format and demonstrate the logo’s application on various stationery and promotional items i.e. letter-heads, business cards, fliers, banners and T-shirts/caps
  2. Points will be awarded on the following areas; utility, originality, colour selection, interpretation of themes and graphic reproduction.
  3. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to make a presentation of their design before the Board of Directors.
  4. Once selected the Board of Directors of the Centre shall reserve the copyright to the logo and may use it on any surface without prior consultation.
Disclaimer: This logo competition is open to special interest groups i.e. women, youth and persons with disabilities.
 
Applicants must attach the following documents to their applications:
  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. KRA PIN Certificate;
  3. KRA Tax Compliance Certificate; and
  4. Certificate of Incorporation (if a company).
The winning logo will attract a cash prize of Kshs. 100,000/= while the 1st and 2nd Runners up will be awarded Kshs. 60,000/= and 40,000/= respectively.
 
Applications should be delivered in a sealed envelope marked “Submission of Proposal for the Design of N.C.I.A. Corporate Logo” addressed and posted to:-

The Solicitor-General,
Office of the Attorney-General & Department of Justice,
Sheria House,
P.O. Box 40112-00100,
Nairobi.
 
OR delivered and deposited into the tender box situated at Sheria House Ground Floor.

The closing date for submitting applications is Tuesday 26th June, 2014 at 10 A.M. 

Applications shall be opened thereafter in the presence of the applicants or their representatives. 

Kindly note that late applications will not be accepted.

Head, Supply Chain Management Services
For: Solicitor-General

Republic of Kenya
 
Public Service Commission
 
Declaration of Vacancies
 
Vacancy for the Position of Secretary / Chief Executive Officer to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee
 
The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
 
The Power of Mercy Act, 2011
 
Pursuant to section 16 (2) of the Power of Mercy Act 2011, the Public Service Commission seeks to nominate persons to be considered for appointment to the post of Secretary to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee by His Excellency the President.
 
The Public Service Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans who may wish to be considered for nomination.
 
For nomination to this post, a candidate must:

  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • possess a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least ten (10) years of proven distinguished experience and track record in matters relating to their respective field;
  • have at least three (3) years experience in a leadership position or senior management level in a Public Service or Private Sector Organization;
  • have demonstrated professional administrative, managerial and financial competence; and
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer and head of the Secretariat. 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  1. providing strategic leadership to facilitate effective delivery of Committee’s mandate as per its Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan;
  2. being responsible for the day to day administration of the affairs of the Advisory Committee;
  3. coordinating the Committee’s petition reviews and evaluations;
  4. taking custody of all the Committee’s records and documents;
  5. maintaining accurate records of the Committee’s financial matters and use of resources;
  6. managing the Committee’s proceedings and records maintenance;
  7. securing the maintenance and provision of facilities and services required for the discharge of the Committee’s functions; and
  8. executing decisions of the Committee.
Duration of Service: The Secretary once appointed shall hold office for a term of five (5) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
 
Important Information to all Candidates:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
  • Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts and Testimonials.
  • Shortlisted applicants will also be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies:
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  3. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and
  4. Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
How to Apply:
 
Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Secretary to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee” and addressed to:
 
The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Commission House - Off Harambee Avenue
P. O. Box 30095 – 00100, 
Nairobi.

Applications may be posted OR hand delivered and signed for at Secretary/CEO’s office 4th Floor, Commission House, off Harambee Avenue.
 
OR
 
Electronic applications may be submitted to psck@publicservice.go.ke
 
Note
 
(i) Each application should be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of the National Identity Card or Passport and certified copies of academic certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

(ii) Those applying online should scan the documents and e-mail them with the application.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 25th June, 2014

The Mombasa Hospital, established in 1891, is a leading healthcare institution in Mombasa County. 

The Hospital is seeking for qualified Kenyan Citizens to fill the following positions:
 
1. Resident Radiologist
 
This is a full-time hospital - based position in a busy Radiology Department. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Provision of quality radiological services to both outpatients and inpatients.
  • He/she will be expected to be an active member of the health care team in the hospital and contribute to the continuing professional development programs of the hospital.
  • Provide expertise in the investigation and reporting of general radiology cases.
  • Provide specialist service in areas including cross sectional radiology, ultrasound, computerized tomography and invasive procedures.
  • Participate in the planning, management, audit and development of clinical Radiology Services.
Requirements
  • Hold a post graduate degree and specialist recognition in diagnostic Radiology (M. Med Radiology or equivalent).
  • At least three years experience of General Radiology, ultrasound and CT.
  • Registered with the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board.
  • Must be responsible, flexible, a team player and should be ready to work under minimum supervision.
2. Housekeeping Supervisor
 
Applicants should be holders of a Diploma in Housekeeping and Laundry from Kenya Utalii College or any other recognized institution with 5 years experience in a busy Hospital or Hotel, 3 of which should be at supervisory level, coupled with excellent planning and organization skills.
 
Applications enclosed with detailed CVs and copies of all certificates and testimonials and names of three referees should be submitted to:
 
The Human Resource Officer,
The Mombasa Hospital,
P.O Box 90294,
Mombasa GPO 80100
 
email: hr@mombasahospital.com
 
Closing date is 22nd June 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
African Institute for Development Policy

Director of Research Translation and Policy Programmes

Reports to:
 Executive Director

Remuneration: Competitive

Closing date: This position will remain open until filled

Starting date: asap

Reference: AFIDEP-DRP-Kenya

AFIDEP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation, translation, and utilization of research evidence for policy formulation and resource allocation in Africa. 

AFIDEP seeks to foster consistent availability of timely, relevant and accessible evidence from credible sources to support policy making and implementation of effective development programs on the continent.

The Institute will strengthen efforts to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of human capital by generating and promoting utilization of evidence on the inter-linkages between population change, public health, education and environmental challenges facing Africa. 

The primary target audiences for the Institute’s work are policy makers and development partners operating at national, regional, and international levels.

One key element of AFIDEP’s work will involve helping policy makers, including those in the ministries of planning and finance, as well as foreign aid agencies, to have a clearer understanding of the population growth factor in health and development. 


In particular, AFIDEP will promote funding and adoption of effective strategies for enabling couples fulfill their childbearing ideals and reduce the high levels of unmet need for family planning and other reproductive health services in Africa.

KM Global Consulting has been requested by AFIDEP with the recruitment of their new Director of Research Translations and Policy Programmes.

Purpose of the Department: Enhance AFIDEP’s performance through focus on quality programme design, implementation, and innovation in accordance with AFIDEP’s strategy. Specifically mobilize resources for knowledge translation, policy engagement and capacity building programmes and ensure that all AFIDEP projects/programmes are managed and implemented according to expected high quality standards, in a timely manner, and within budget.

Purpose of the Job: Provide leadership in development, management and coordination for all AFIDEP’s technical programmes in innovative and financially sustainable manner. 

The Director should provide this leadership in all thematic areas of AFIDEP’s work, currently Health Systems Strengthening, Reproductive Health, Population Change and Sustainable Development.
 
Proactively develop and manage relationships with key partners including policy makers, donors and other development partners.

Main Duties

Lead, develop and manage program:
  • Lead the translation of AFIDEP’s strategy into programme design and interventions
  • Develop and direct the programme work of AFIDEP in accordance with sound development and management practices; and within policies, procedures and accountability systems of the institute.
  • Provide leadership to thematic programmes in development of innovative programme interventions that respond to research evidence on AFIDEP’s core areas of focus.
  • Ensure integrated and coordinated development and management of programmes within the context of AFIDEP’s mission.
  • Provide management and supervision to Heads of programmes and among different programs to ensure quality and effective programme delivery.
  • Ensure all programme activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in the political, social, and economic environments.
  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organisation standards.
  • Provide best practice models and tools to ensure quality programme design and implementation.
  • Ensure effective coordination, design and implementation of programs including effective and critical monitoring and evaluation to help learn and refine AFIDEP work further.
  • Help create a workspace that thrives on innovation, new ideas and continuous learning.
  • Provide critical thinking and analysis to all work and increase the level of analysis and throughout consultation in programme design and implementation.
Programme planning
  • Lead the develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the institute
  • Develop and operationalize long term goals and objectives, including strategic plans
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the organisation and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programme
  • Ensure all project funds are managed according to established accounting policies and procedures and according to the approved budget.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures and manage a system for regular monitoring of budget expenses and associated variations
  • Ensure that financial and technical reports for funders are submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure technical input required for generation of invoices is provided according to agreed plans / established timelines
  • Lead development of funding proposals and engage donors and partners to ensure sustainable flow of funding
  • Deliver of overall program and work plan and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organisation
  • Ensure adequate funds, equipment and facilities for programme implementation
  • Communicate with partners and other stakeholders to build support and to solicit input to improve the program quality and accountabilities
  • Mentor research staff in scientific writing
Programme Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
  • Oversee the development and operationalization of a monitoring and evaluation framework in line with AFIDEP set of performance indicators and targets to effectively track and communicate results of Programme interventions over the strategy period.
  • Devise and oversee operationalizing of performance management systems, including instituting a system to monitor the programme activities on a regular basis and conduct a semi-annual and an annual evaluation according to the programme evaluation framework.
  • Conduct independent mid-term and final evaluations of AFIDEP’s strategy to assess progress made towards the achievement of mission priorities and take remedial actions where necessary.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programme activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
  • Write reports on research translation programmes to management, donors and other partners
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the institute for statistical purposes according to confidentiality/privacy policy of the organisation.
Development and Management of External Relations and Networks
  • Establish and maintain effective relationship with various organizations and governments to captivate demand and goodwill for AFIDEP’s work, and optimize the impact of its work
  • Establish and leverage partnerships with governments, development partners, and other stakeholders at national and regional levels to influence policies.
  • Manage and encourage co-operative relationships established with various specialist institutions and ensure that these joint initiatives conform to programme objectives.
Resource mobilization
  • Ensure an effective system for mapping and monitoring funding opportunities and rapid response mechanisms to respond to funding opportunities.
  • Establish and develop working relationships with key donors and actively develop local funding sources appropriate to AFIDEP's resource needs and fundraising plans.
Human Resource development and management
  • Ensure the optimum utilisation and development of programme staff talent
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit and mentor qualified programme staff.
  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organisation standards
  • Implement a performance management for all program staff
  • Oversee engagement of volunteers/interns for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
Qualifications
  • PhD in public health, demography, economics, sociology or related social science.
Experience
  • At least five years experience in a senior management role focused on programme management;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in research/knowledge management or generation and dissemination;
  • Sustained track record in scientific publications and translation of evidence into policy oriented formats;
  • Proven track record in writing of grant applications, resource mobilization and engagement with donors
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach and mentor staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget;
  • Ability to establish, expand and deepen partnerships and conduct high level policy engagement;
  • Value driven and upholding high integrity, a team player possessing strong communication skills, with high level of people related skills in working with cross-functional teams and with partners;
  • A good understanding of the operations of the government, and proven experience in engaging government officials, development partners and other stakeholders at national and regional levels;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, innovation with the ability to design new programmes and provide technical support to staff, programmes and projects;
  • Technical aptitude – Be an established scholar who can lead conceptualization and design of new programmes, provide high level quality assurance, and mentor technical staff
Behavioural Competencies
  • Leadership-positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Effective communicator-speaks, listen and write in a clear, thorough manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Decision-maker-assess situations to determine the importance, urgency
  • Integrity and Ethics: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted directly to info@kmglobalconsult.com

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. 

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by KM Global Consulting for follow-up.

Closing date: 25 Jun 2014

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