Network Manager
 
Job Ref: 
NW/M06/2014

Reporting to the CTO the Network Manager is responsible for:

The Management of the day-to-day operations of the Network and delivery of uptime and services, including the execution of all relevant processes.
 
Responsible for people management to sustain a high performance culture, ensuring proper skills, attitude and empowerment at all levels within the team.
 
Provide daily operational direction and oversight in the management of Service Levels against formal service level agreements (SLA’s), including the management of outages and escalations.

Implementation of operational solution designs, concepts, architectures, standards, tools and processes (reflecting targeted level of consolidation, automation and technical innovation), ensuring systematic feedback from lessons learned.
Qualification

  • Academic: Bachelor’s Degree (BSc./Higher)
  • Experience: 3–5 years’ experience in a management/supervisory role and at least 10 years’ experience in ISP network operations
  • Other: Knowledge and Certification (CCNA, CCNP or equivalent in knowledge and experience)
  • Good understanding of the ITIL service Model
  • Excellent understanding of IP, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networking technologies.
  • Good understanding of Unix based and Windows based systems
  • Excellent knowledge of ISP networks monitoring processes and systems
  • Knowledge of fibre and SDH/TDM network technologies would be beneficial
  • Good Knowledge in Radio Frequency skills
  • Passion for networks and accompanying technologies
  • Proven analytical and problem-­‐solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Collaborative coordination and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-­‐pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, planning and organization skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and personnel/project management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accountable for meeting quality of service & performance targets in the most cost effective manner
  • Operational security of information systems & network infrastructure & all elements of the end to end service chain.
  • Working closely with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely and quality service delivery.
  • Sharing successes, taking best-practice, ideas and resources from others, inside and outside the organization to deliver a company strategy.
  • Ensuring that the entire network, systems administration and power teams have the right skills and are well motivated to deliver the expected uptime SLA and innovation to improve service delivery
  • Encouraging & actively supporting cross functional cooperation to act in the best interests of the business and clients and which embraces joint accountability.
  • Responsible for team’s talent management through empowering, coaching and developing others, taking action to raise the performance of teams and succession planning
  • Ensure staff are motivated and have the right skills and tools to deliver
  • Responsible for carrying out staff evaluation for the Networks team
Application

If your background and competence meet the above requirements and you are a self-driven, proactive and results oriented person, please send your application letter, CV and relevant testimonials to jobs@pataworks.com quoting the reference number.

To be received not later than close of business 24th June 2014.
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. 

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
 
Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the following position:-
 
Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Based in Kilifi
 
Will be based at the Kilifi Program Unit on a 2 year contract.
 
Purpose of the Job and Key Responsibilities:
  • To support the implementation of a responsive M&E system at the Program Unit level.
  • Be responsible for collecting, analyzing and utilization of project information that is suitable and relevant for providing management information for decision making and for program improvement and knowledge management.
  • To support quality and effective program design by ensuring that project and program planning (including grants) incorporates key monitoring information and learning.
  • The position holder will drive learning, innovation and program accountability at the Program Unit level and will work together with Thematic Leaders and Project Managers to ensure quality and timely reporting
Educational Qualification, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Minimum of a University Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Economics, Rural Development or any other related field from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation
  • knowledge of word processing spreadsheets, data entry and analysis packages and databases (Microsoft Packages, SPSS, Epi-Info)
  • Sound experience in participatory research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience of building the capacity of others around M&E
  • Demonstrate experience in the application of MER systems and frameworks, capacity building
  • Commitment to international development and children’s rights
How to Apply

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. 

Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above positions, please visithttp://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job descriptions and make an online application. 

The closing date of applications is 2nd July, 2014. 

This position is open to Nationals Only. 

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. 

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
 
Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the following position:-
 
Seven (7) Project Implementation Managers – Field Based
 
Will be based at the Program Units on a 2 year contract.
 
Purpose of the Job and Key Responsibilities:
  • To ensure continuity and effective running of the Program Unit (PU) in the absence of the Program Unit Manager (PUM).
  • Deputize for the Program Unit Manager in his/her absence and shall perform additional functions as delegated by the Program Unit Manager
  • Oversee and coordinate the activities and work of the Project Implementation Officers at the Program Unit
  • In liaison with the Program Unit Manager ensure that programs are effectively implemented as designed in the Program Unit Long Term (PULT) plans /Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and aligned with Plan’s vision, mission and values.
  • Be well versed in managing multi-million dollar programs and must be abreast with donor regulations, environment, reporting and should have managed projects with budgets over and above USD2 million a year preferably across various thematic areas.
  • Contribute to the development of concepts and proposals
  • In the absence of the Program Unit Manager (or as delegated), represent Plan at relevant development/County clusters meetings.
  • Besides general program/project management experience, the incumbent should have technical expertise in one of the following areas: education, health, social protection or livelihood.
Educational Qualification, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Degree in management related qualifications; community development or other equivalent plus post graduate qualifications desirable in a relevant professional discipline
  • 7 years relevant experience in community development/child protection/education/gender work, with minimum of 4 years at a supervisory/managerial level
  • Thorough knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level
  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges, opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes
How to Apply

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. 

Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above positions, please visithttp://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job descriptions and make an online application. 

The closing date of applications is 2nd July, 2014. 

This position is open to Nationals Only. 

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. 

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
 
Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the following position:-
 
Programme Manager

Based in Nairobi
 
To be based at the Country Office, Nairobi on a 2 year contract.
 
Purpose of the Job and Key Responsibilities:
  • The will oversee the design, implementation and management of specific sector related programs.
  • Be responsible for supporting the conceptualization, planning, implementation, personnel management, resource management, monitoring & evaluation associated to thematic area, stakeholder and partner relationship management and ensure timely quality reporting.
  • The incumbent will be well versed and experienced in multi sectorial development approaches and be able to draw synergy from multiple projects to demonstrate program effectiveness.
  • Be well versed in managing multi-million dollar programs and must be abreast with donor regulations, environment and reporting. S/he should have managed project budgets over and above USD10 million a year preferably across various implementation sites and have worked with partners.
  • The incumbent to have worked in a fast changing and diverse development environment and be able to coordinate the activities of a range of Project Managers.
  • Lead the team in developing concepts and proposals, support the development, implementation and review of Plan’s Country Strategic Plan and the education programs ensuring Plan’s development efforts are aligned to the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
  • To represent Plan at relevant development/national sectoral clusters and at donor fora
Educational Qualification, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Masters’ degree in International Development, Social Science and or Health from a recognized university
  • 7 years’ experience in multi-sectoral programming and at least 3 years’ experience in a senior management role in INGO
  • Specialist knowledge in programme management and project cycle management
  • Technical expertise in education is an added requirement for this position
  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes
  • Knowledge of various major donors and their requirements is desirable
How to Apply

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. 

Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above positions, please visithttp://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job descriptions and make an online application. 

The closing date of applications is 2nd July, 2014. 

This position is open to Nationals Only. 

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. 

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
 
Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the following position:-
 
Programme Manager (Education Bias)
 
Based in Nairobi

Seeking to recruit for Programme Manager, (with a bias in Education background) to be based at the Country Office, Nairobi on a 2 year contract.

Purpose of the Job and Key Responsibilities:

  • The will oversee the design, implementation and management of specific sector related programs.
  • Be responsible for supporting the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation, resource management, associated to thematic areas.
  • Work closely with stakeholder and partner relationship management and ensure timely quality reporting.
  • The incumbent will be well versed and experienced in multi sectorial development approaches and be able to draw synergy from multiple projects to demonstrate program effectiveness.
  • Be well versed in managing multi-million dollar programs and must be abreast with donor regulations, environment and reporting.
  • S/he should have managed project budgets over and above USD10 million a year preferably across various implementation sites and have worked with partners.
  • The incumbent to have worked in a fast changing and diverse development environment and be able to coordinate the activities of a range of Project Managers.
  • Lead the team in developing concepts and proposals, support the development, implementation and review of Plan’s Country Strategic Plan and the education programs ensuring Plan’s development efforts are aligned to the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
  • To represent Plan at relevant development/national education clusters and at donor fora
  • Besides general program/project management experience, the Programme Manager should have a strong technical expertise and bias in education; the position holder will double up as Plan’s education focal person.
Educational Qualification, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Masters’ degree in International Development and/or Education from a recognized university
  • 7 years’ experience in multi-sectoral programming and at least 3 years’ experience in a senior management role in INGO
  • Specialist knowledge in programme management and project cycle management
  • Technical expertise in education is an added requirement for this position
  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes
  • Demonstrated experience in multi sectorial approach to development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational policies, frameworks and regulations in Kenya
How to Apply

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. 

Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above positions, please visithttp://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job descriptions and make an online application. 

The closing date of applications is 2nd July, 2014. 

This position is open to Nationals Only. 

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Feed the Children Kenya
 
Job Title: M&E Program Officer 
 
Reporting To: Head of Programs 
 
Line Managing: Data Entry Officers 
 
Objective of the Role: The M&E program officer will be responsible for project assessments, project designs and conducting monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of the various FTC Program activities in line with the strategic plan. 

The officer will ensure effective and timely implementation of the program activities as required plus coordination of reporting and documentation.

Responsibilities
  • Review, update and share the M&E framework for all the Programs.
  • Undertake Capacity Building on M&E requirements for various Programs.
  • Coordinate technical surveys & research including feasibility studies, baseline surveys, evaluations, and operational research exercises in collaboration with Program staff.
  • Ensure proper implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation plans within the Program Pillars.
  • Review and update database formats for the integrated program activities in collaboration with the Pillar Managers.
  • Produce regular M&E reports for learning and Program Development.
  • Coordinate and link integration of Program M&E data for accuracy and consistency to improve accessibility and use of M&E information.
  • Ensure M&E approaches, methodologies and tools address the relevance and impact of program/development work.
  • Timely and regular monitoring of Projects /Programs based on the approved indicators with donors.
  • Ensure quality assurance in M&E for both FTC-K and institutional donor funded program/projects by documenting and disseminating, lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Work closely with Program staff in ensuring internal and external program reports are quality and demonstrate change.
  • Represent FTC-K in planning forums and meetings with the government and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain high standards of accountability in reporting procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of donor proposals ensuring that respective donor guidelines, preferences, standards and procedures are fully adhered to.
  • Increase FTC-K visibility, positive image through participation in relevant forums with donors.
Personal & Role Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Development Studies or Community Development.
  • Relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Should have excellent computer skills and Data analysis.
  • Experience in organizational budgeting and administration skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Strong verbal and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Policies will be an added advantage.
  • Good training/capacity building skills and experience in Project Management and Project Cycle.
  • Relevant experience in Monitoring & Evaluation and sustainable programming.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver desired results
If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) references; to hr@feedthechildren.co.ke by 30th June 2014.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation with in-depth understanding of the local context that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS works in partnership with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Disease Unit (NTLD-Unit) to implement TB control activities across all of Kenya’s Counties. 

This is part of a US Government initiative to control TB in Kenya with funding from USAID.
 
CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position: -
 
Administration Officer

Job Ref: 0014/CHS-USAID/AO/2014

Location: Nairobi

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Human Resource & Administration Manager, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing overall administrative and logistical support to various departments and programmatic activities at CHS.
 

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: -
  • Ensure timely logistical and administration support and participate in organising special events, quarterly meetings and activities for the secretariat and the program.
  • Ensuring an appropriate diary/calendar of events is maintained including those of training events, relevant meetings, and is shared widely
  • Ensuring office utility payments and functionality including Internet, telephone among others.
  • Ensure organisation of the reception and providing superior customer service to all clients
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of boardroom calendars and provision of meeting logistics
  • Ensure proper management of the PABX machine
  • Ensuring travel logistics support to the office and field officers
  • Ensuring management of CHS vehicles and all project supported vehicles including maintenance
  • Ensuring all office staff are abiding by organisational travel and safety regulations
  • Ensuring accurate information management including proper documentation of meetings, workshops/conferences.
Qualification and Skills Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any business related field or its equivalent
  • At least three years progressive experience in office management preferably with a health orientated NGO
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools and office automation solutions
  • Certificate in Secretarial duties or front office operations is an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.
Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title and its reference number as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Friday, June 27, 2014.

Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
 
Website: www.chskenya.org

Republic of Kenya
 
Kiambu County Assembly
 
Kiambu County Assembly Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant position:

Director of Procurement 
KCASB 11
One Position
 
The Director of Procurement shall provide strategic leadership in the management and performance of all procurement functions in line with the relevant procurement laws and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage all types of procurement: including construction, supply contracts, procurement procedures and contract awarding
  • Responsible for reviewing, implementing, and updating Operations Procedures relating to procurement
  • Prepare and/or coordinate with other Assembly departments in preparation and documentation of the Assembly Procurement Plan
  • Advise the Assembly Service Board on the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and other statutes concerning procurement in the public service
  • Formulate policies and regulations for efficient management of the procurement services in the Assembly
  • Supervise staff in the procurement department
  • Ensuring that accurate procurement records are maintained, including all actions and documents for review by the Assembly Service Board.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer/ Clerk of the Assembly
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this position, the successful applicant:-
  • Must be the holder of a University Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Must possess a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in procurement.
  • Must be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
  • Must be registered as a member of Kenya Institute of Supplies management and licensed to carry out procurement functions.
  • Must have 7 years working experience in procurement 5 years of which are in senior position.
  • Demonstrate outstanding administrative and managerial ability in managing the Procurement function;
  • Should be a team player and highly motivated with a track record of performance;
  • Proficient in computer use and applications
Application Criteria
 
Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit applications in own handwriting accompanied by two-page Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, and other relevant supporting documents.
 
In addition, interested applicants should submit certificates of clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission, Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Revenue Authority and Certificate of Good Conduct as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. 

All applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and be addressed to:
 
The Secretary
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Kiambu
 
Applications should be delivered to the office of Clerk at Kiambu County Assembly Buildings (Formerly County Council of Kiambu) by so as to reach his office by 2nd July 2014.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
FH/Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian Development and relief agency seeks to fill in the following vacant positions at their Marsabit office: 
 
Job Title: Pastorists Livelihood Project Officer  

2 Positions
 
Location: Marsabit County field base
 
Reports To: PLP Manager
 
Application deadline by: 30th June 2014
 
Contract Period: 2 years

Purpose of the Job: Improve Pastoralists livelihoods through support to animal health and production, environmental conservation, institutional strengthening, economic empowerment and livestock marketing using sustainable methods that are relevant to the region.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
 

Key Result 1: - Implementation of PLP activities and support Community Mobilization
  • Implement PLP activities in accordance with the program log frames and work plans.
  • Provide input for the development and implementation of the training curriculum/ materials, conduct trainings and workshops.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses of the project implementation at field level and advise program management accordingly.
  • Responsible for community mobilisation in close collaboration with other FH field level staff
  • Facilitate planning meetings  at the community level and ensure timely implementation of the workplans
  • Documentation of relevant  field level data, proceedings and decisions made at the community level and compilation of field reports as required by the program
Key Result # 2: - Collaboration with communities, local authorities and FH/K partner agencies
  • Seek collaboration and build excellent working relations with communities, local leaders, elders and local authorities during project implementation.
  • Represent FHK in different forums at the field level.
  • Improve the participation of the beneficiaries in the decision-making process.
Key Result # 3: - Reporting, Monitoring and Assessments
  • Effectively use monitoring tools to monitor implementation of activities.
  • Collect and analyse data for baseline surveys, assessments, monitoring and evaluation as per set guidelines.
  • Participate in preparing reports in accordance with FH guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Provide field updates to the Program Manager.
Qualifications 
  • Vibrant personal relationship with Christ.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of motivation, result oriented creativeness and adaptability
  • Good report writing and analytical skills, computer literate (MS Office – Word and Excel essential)
  • Knowledge and experience of assessments and monitoring are an advantage
  • Knowledge of related programs, particularly nutrition and water and sanitation, are also an advantage
  • Good written and spoken English and good working knowledge of ASAL areas in Kenya.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as agriculture, livestock, business development and marketing, environmental/natural resource management with at least three years’ relevant work experience in project implementation, monitoring and community relations.
 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications quoting current remuneration, updated CVs with three referees, day telephone contacts to: 

Human Resources Manager
Email address hr_fhkenya@fh.org 
latest by 30/6/2014.
 
NB:  only short listed candidates will be contacted.
UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Vacancy Announcement No. VA-053/2013 (Position Number: 14-0015206)
 
Post Title: Administrative Assistant
 
Contract type: Service Contract 
 
Post Grade: SC5
 
Duty Station: Bossaso
 
Duration: One Year (Initial) 

Closing Date: 23rd June 2014 
 
Organizational background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects. 

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Administrative/Finance Assistant and the overall supervision of the Administration/Finance Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:-

  • Extract and input data from various sources in administrative, human resource, procurement and other WFP corporate systems;
  • Acquaint with administrative standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure all administrative activities are conducted in accordance with administrative rules and regulations;
  • Review supporting documentation, verify claims for action and conformance with administrative rules and regulations and liaise with other offices as appropriate;
  • Reconcile suppliers’ invoices with the purchase orders and supporting documents, initiate purchase requests and follow up with payment to vendors.
  • Ensures that administrative  services received are recognized on time as per IPSAS guidelines;
  • Manage office vehicles fleet, including supervision of drivers;
  • Controls inventory items and maintains updated records on location and produce regular reports as necessary;
  • Acts as the  premises and guest house focal point for the office and guesthouse;
  • Supervise the outsourced company for cleaning janitorial and guest house  services;
  • Ensure timely reservation of Guesthouse rooms  and assist with follow-up on recoveries;
  • Manages office stationary and supply stock and ensures consumption reports are submitted  on regular basis;
  • Respond to queries from a variety of sources by providing information, advice and guidance on rules and regulations related to area of work or direct to the most appropriate source;
  • Draft vehicle hire contracts for field mission;
  • Draft correspondence relating to the area of responsibility;
  • Distribute tender documents to suppliers and follow-up on the submission;
  • Coordinate and arrange  facilities  for meetings , workshops or seminars;
  • Make travel arrangements in line with administrative rules and procedures;
  • Maintains proper filing system for administrative  documents;
  • Initiate and modify automated transactions;
  • Perform other related duties as required
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Secondary school education. 

Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible support work in general administrative work including at least one year in the field of accounting, human resources, administrative services or other related field. At least one year at G4 level or equivalent.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement. 

Knowledge: Knowledge of WFP manuals in the area of procurement. Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems.  

General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
 
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
 
Step 1: Create your online CV.
 
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
 
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Position: CBR Data Assistant
 
Responsible to:- Health Information Systems Officer – IRC
 
Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station 

Closing date: 22nd June, 2014
 
The Organization: Handicap International (HI) is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and
development. 

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
 
The Position: Under the supervision of the Health Information Systems Officer and with functional links with the HI Project Manager - Kakuma, the Data Assistant is responsible for contributing towards development of database for Persons with Disabilities including baseline information for Kakuma project programming.

S/he will be responsible for
 

1. Provision of data in relation to project activities.
  • Linking with implementing partners.
  • Assisting in building the capacity of incentive workers and host community volunteers on data collection and accurate use of the data collection.
2. Collecting data to inform project reports.
  • Cross checking of data collected both in the database and assessment forms
  • Contributing towards the development of data collection tools
  • Organizing and keeping good records of materials obtained through project implementation period of capitalization
3. Contributing to project planning
  • Participating in review of project plans
  • Contributing to the development of the project’s monitoring and implementing plan.
Qualifications and skills required:

Education: Certificate or equivalent in information Technology
 
Experience: 
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in related discipline, particularly in development or humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of disability and community-based rehabilitation an added advantage
Skills Required 
  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Ms office
  • Proven skills in Information Technology
  • Proven skills in Data analysis and management
  • Reporting and monitoring skills
  • Excellent communication skills
Attributes
  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Decision Making
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- recruit02@handicap-international.or.ke

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for CBR Data Asst- KKM Position”.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Consultancy - Capacity Building and Curriculum Development Specialist – AfSIS
 
Category of Staff: Consultant
 
Duty Post: Nairobi
 
Objective: Columbia Global Centers | Africa (CGC Africa) is part of Columbia University’s global network of centers, which together aim to create opportunities in research, scholarship and teaching around the world, and expand Columbia's mission as a global university. 

Established in Nairobi in 2011, CGC Africa links the continent to Columbia’s scientific rigor, technological innovation, and academic leadership. 

The Centre works closely with policy makers, governments, and regional and African institutions, providing them with objective, science-based advice.
 
The goal of the African Soils Information Service Project is to improve the management, productivity and sustainability of African soils through the acquisition and application of near real-time and location-specific information about land and soils. 

The Project supports evidence based decision-making that will enhance agricultural and economic development, environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation across Africa.
 

Background: The primary aim of work stream 3 is to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the work undertaken during AfSIS Phase II through the strengthening and institutionalization of effective national soil information systems and services capable of assuming responsibility for data collection, curation and effective use of soil information systems.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The core products and services generated under this consultancy in order to achieve this will include:
 
1) Analyses of, and recommendations for, high-priority training and capacity building decisions aimed at developing sustainable soil management programs at national levels in order to identify and meet the high-value soil information needs of stakeholders.
 
2) The initiation of a curriculum development process for long- term, sustainable capacity building interventions.
 
3) The development of on-site training and advisory services on AfSIS II standard operating procedures for soil sampling, processing, soil-plant spectroscopy, spectral data management, soil property predictions and interpretation.
 
4) The formulation of on-the-job training and training courses for MoA staff and other stakeholders in managing databases, data analysis and interpretation processes, and applications development.
 
5) The development of on-site as well as centralized training courses on soil and remote sensing data management, analysis and interpretation.
 
6) Progressive transfer of curricular activities and instructional materials to local universities to support and enhance capabilities of local institutions and free curricular space for more advanced knowledge transfer in AfSIS instructional program.
 
7) Active promotion of scientific networking across partner countries.
 
Specific Deliverables:
 
1. Identify general types of supporting instructional material and documents to be developed (e.g. theory notes, lab notes, lab procedures, protocols, manuals, flow-charts, use cases, project templates, taped lectures, website companions to instructional material, resources’ manuals for instructors, lecture enhancements, glossaries, commented bibliographies).
  • Define specific formats and structure for each type of instructional material and document with the objective of facilitating access and interpretation (e.g. preview and review of sections/ chapters, required concepts, learning objectives, gateway themes and questions, study questions and guides, web links, suggestions for further reading etc.).
  • Develop concrete examples of instructional modules for inclusion in the AfSIS II proposal.
  • Initiate instructional material development once concept networks become available during the curriculum development process.
  • A draft document identifying training activities for centralized and those for or on-site interventions including defining the nature and structure of on-line support necessary to assist trainees during and after training (e.g. fora, thematic e-libraries).
2. Develop draft ToR and Job Descriptions required for staff responsible for on-job training based on a defined hierarchy of functions, duties, level of experience, skill sets etc.
 
3. Define and develop a policy/ strategy for internships, externships, tutoring, mentoring and other forms of possible additional training and support.
 
4. Present a “dynamic draft” document based on stakeholder analysis identifying potential local partner institutions, key contacts and pathways for future engagement.
 
5. Assist in the formulation of related work stream for AfSIS II proposal, based on concrete advances in design, product development and material preparation for the instructional program. This contribution should ensure support to, and integration with, other AfSIS work streams.
 
Minimum requirements.
 
1. PhD in soil science or natural resource, Agricultural science
 
2. Must have experience in Institutional development, Training, innovative curriculum development for both community and national level programmes with preference given to soil sciences/ remote sensing/ GIS and Statistics/ data management, analysis and interpretation for both on-site and on-line courses.
 
3. Must have worked with African universities and institutions and have established networks for active collaboration and information sharing.
 
Work Setting
  • Duration of consultancy: 6 months
  • Reporting: The consultant will report directly to the AfSIS Director.
  • The consultant will primarily be based at the CGCA offices in Nairobi
How to Apply
 
Please send your 

(i) Proposal/Concept indicating your lump sum fee to meet the expected deliverables in this TOR, and 

(ii) CV with contacts of references to recruitment@cgcafrica.org not later than 02nd July 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about the African Soil Information Service please visit the following websites: http://www.africasoils.net/ and http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/nairobi/content/jobs

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