Vacancy: County Programme Advisor

2 Positions
 

Brief introduction of the project: The GIZ Food Security and Drought Resilience Programme (FSDRP) is being implemented in 3 Counties in Western Kenya (Siaya, Bungoma and Kakamega) and in 2 Counties from Northern Kenya (Marsabit and Turkana). 

FSDRP is a three years bilateral programme (2014 -2016) implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on behalf of the Kenyan government. 

In addition to direct support to the 5 counties, the programme has four complementary projects (the Agricultural Technology Vocational, Education and Training - ATVET, Smallholder Irrigation Project in Mt Kenya - SIPMK, Trilateral Fish Project and Promotion of Irish Potatoes by German Food Partnership Potato initiative Africa).

The objective (outcome) of the programme in Northern Kenya is that “Key institutions for Agricultural Development, in particular at national- and county-level, pursue development of sustainable and resilient agricultural and pastoral systems”. The programme will aim at contributing to higher drought resilience and food security in Marsabit and Turkana Counties.

With devolution of agricultural functions, the national and county institutions responsible for agricultural and rural development will be required to invest in agricultural and pastoral development in line with the national country programme paper to end the drought-related emergency situation (Ending Drought Emergency – Country Programme Paper and Medium Term Plan EDE-CPP and MTP II).
 

Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Component Leader. The County Programme Advisor (CPA) will be responsible for providing advice to the County Institutions responsible for the agricultural sector management (Institutions responsible for Pastoral Economy, Fisheries, Crop Development and Irrigation among others).

Specifically the CPA will provide professional advice on Agricultural development in relation to the County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs), Medium Term Plan (MTP II) for Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) and Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) among others, support participatory planning processes, as well as implementation and monitoring of agricultural development in the County.

Tasks
 
1. Core tasks
  • In partnership with designated Development Advisor in the region, advice on the overall agricultural development planning of the counties and resource allocation with specific focus to agricultural productivity, food security and resilience building.
  • In liaison with County partners as well as civil society provide leadership in overall planning and implementation of project activities in the County
  • Participation in planning processes towards capacity development and development strategies.
  • Coordination of the human capacity development (HCD) initiatives by the programme
  • Support innovation management, analysis of important projects and documents in the County and support generation of concept project papers for probable County agricultural investments.
  • Support M&E (data management and systems) and specifically progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Support knowledge management at programme level (through participation in strategy discussions) and other mechanisms.
  • Networking, cooperation and communication with all stakeholders
  • Support administration of finances, personnel and related facilities (office & equipments and project vehicles among others) provided by the programme for the County.
  • Support coordination and logistical requirements for assignments by local and international consultants within the County.
2. Other tasks
  • The County Programme Advisor will undertake any other responsibilities or duties assigned by the Component leader or any of the delegated deputies of the Programme.
Required qualifications, experiences and competences
 
Qualifications
  • University degree in agricultural, livestock production, rangeland management, agricultural extension, irrigation, rural development, economic sciences or any other related field. Masters Degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage.
Professional experience
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in a senior management position in food security, pastoral and/or rural development programmes or related sectors either with a government, international or private development agency.
  • Extensive knowledge in project management and coordination at regional level and specifically in the ASAL areas of Kenya
  • Good knowledge of logical and operational planning and integration of cross-cutting issues (e.g. corruption, conflict, gender, environment).
  • Proven experience in working with multiple stakeholders including ministries.
  • Experience in working with private sector and/or Civil Society (NGOs and CBOs).
Competencies
 
1) Corporate
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling GIZ values and ethical standards.
  • Good knowledge and willingness to promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GIZ.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates fairness (treating all people fairly without favouritism) and integrity 
2) Functional
 
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation and monitoring of management programmes/projects.
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contracting, inventory management and procurement, information and communication technology and general administration.
Management and Leadership
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
3) Other competences
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge and competency in to communicate in relevant local languages is an advantage
  • Intercultural sensibility
  • Willingness to be based in the rural areas (within the programme areas).
Duty location: County headquarters (Marsabit or Turkana) with extensive travelling to project areas.
 
Duration of the contract: 14th July 2014 to 31st December 2016
 
Applications in hard copies only to be delivered to:
 
GIZ Office Nairobi
Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 41607, 00100
Nairobi
 
Ref: JA/CPA/10/2014
 
Clearly marked: JA/CPA/10/2014 – NORTHERN KENYA
 
By: 14th July 2014 2pm
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Vacancy: County Programme Advisor

3 Positions

Brief introduction of the project: The GIZ Food Security and Drought Resilience Programme (FSDRP) is being implemented in 3 Counties in Western Kenya (Siaya, Bungoma and Kakamega) and in 2 Counties from Northern Kenya (Marsabit and Turkana). 

FSDRP is a three years bilateral programme (2014 -2016) implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on behalf of the Kenyan government. 

In addition to direct support to the 5 counties, the programme has four complementary projects (the Agricultural Technology Vocational, Education and Training -ATVET, Smallholder Irrigation Project in Mt Kenya - SIPMK, Trilateral Fish Project and Promotion of Irish Potatoes by German Food Partnership Potato initiative Africa).
 
The objective (outcome) of the programme in Western is that “Key institutions for Agricultural Development, in particular at national- and county-level, pursue development of a market-oriented, sustainable agricultural system”.

In Western Counties the programme will aim at contributing to food Security through improved agricultural productivity. At County level the key intervention will involve strengthening the capacity of county institutions responsible for agriculture to plan and implement sustainable agricultural development. 

The other field of intervention will involve supporting the counties in implementing activities for sustainable intensification of small-scale production systems, to promote climate-sensitive technology transfer and thus increase the availability of food products and income, respectively.

Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Component Leader. 

The County Programme Advisor (CPA) will be responsible for providing advice to the County Institutions responsible for the agricultural sector management (Institutions responsible for Livestock Development, Fisheries, Crop Development and Irrigation among others).

Specifically the CPA will provide professional advice on agricultural development in relation to the County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs), Medium Term Plan (MTP II), Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) and other related national plans, support participatory planning processes, as well as implementation and monitoring of agricultural development in the County.

Tasks
 
1. Core tasks
  • In partnership with designated Development Advisor in the region, advice on the overall agricultural development planning of the counties and resource allocation with specific focus to agricultural productivity, food security and resilience building.
  • In liaison with County partners as well as civil society provide leadership in overall planning and implementation of project activities in the County.
  • Participation in planning processes towards capacity development and development strategies.
  • Coordination of the human capacity development (HCD) initiatives by the programme.
  • Support innovation management, analysis of important projects and documents in the County and support generation of concept project papers for probable County agricultural investments.
  • Support M&E (data management and systems) and specifically progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Support knowledge management at programme level (through participation in strategy discussions) and other mechanisms.
  • Networking, cooperation and communication with all stakeholders.
  • Support administration of finances, personnel and related facilities (office & equipments and project vehicles among others) provided by the programme for the County.
  • Support coordination and logistical requirements for assignments by local and international consultants within the County.
2. Other tasks
  • The County Programme Advisor will undertake any other responsibilities or duties assigned by the Component leader or any of the delegated deputies of the Programme.
Required qualifications, experiences and competences
 
i) Qualifications
  • University degree in Agricultural, livestock production, rangeland management, agricultural extension, irrigation, rural development, economic sciences or any other related field. Masters Degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage.
ii) Professional experience
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in a senior management position in food security and/or rural development programmes or related sectors either with a government, international or private development agency.
  • Extensive knowledge in project management and coordination at regional level
  • Good knowledge of logical and operational planning and integration of cross-cutting issues (e.g. corruption, conflict, gender, environment).
  • Proven experience in working with multiple stakeholders including ministries.
  • Experience in working with private sector and/or Civil Society (NGOs and CBOs).
iii) Competencies
 
1) Corporate
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling GIZ values and ethical standards.
  • Good knowledge and willingness to promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GIZ.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates fairness (treating all people fairly without favouritism) and integrity
2) Functional
 
i) Knowledge Management and Learning
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development and applies newly acquired skills.
ii) Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation and monitoring of management programmes/projects.
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contracting, inventory management and procurement, information and communication technology and general administration.
iii) Management and Leadership:
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
3) Other competences
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge and competency in to communicate in relevant local languages is an advantage
  • Willingness to be based in the rural areas (within the programme areas).
Duty location: County headquarters (Siaya, Bungoma, Kakamega) with extensive travelling to project areas.
 
Duration of the contract: 14th July 2014 to 31st December 2016
 
Applications in hard copies only to be delivered to:
 
GIZ Office Nairobi
Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 41607, 00100
Nairobi

Ref: JA/CPA/09/2014

Clearly marked: JA/CPA/09/2014 - WESTERN KENYA

By: 14th July 2014 2pm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Republic of Kenya
 
Parliamentary Service Commission
 
The Parliamentary Service Commission seeks to recruit persons who are energetic and result oriented in the following positions:
 
1. Principal Maintenance Engineer I (Electrical/Electronics) I
PSC 13
1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The job holder shall deputize the Chief Maintenance Engineer. 

The duties shall include:
  • Planning, designing, preparation of contract documents, tender evaluation and construction, supervision of project implementation, rehabilitation and maintenance works;
  • Where consultants are involved, the officer will undertake project management duties including providing liaison between various parties;
  • Designing: Planning/drawing of what is to be constructed;
  • Construction: Building and fabrication;
  • Repair/Maintenance; and,
  • Supervising the installation, inspection, commissioning and testing of electrical controls in buildings.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • A candidate must have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • A candidate must have served as a Principal Maintenance Engineer II or a comparable position in the public and/or private sector for three (3) years; and,
  • A candidate must have registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya and a Member of the Institution of Engineers.
2. Principal Maintenance Engineer II (Mechanical)
PSC 12 
1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities:
 
An Engineer at this level may be deployed to assist in the preparation of specifications, contract documents and estimates for building, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering works. In addition, the officer will supervise and train junior staff working under him. 

The duties shall include:
  • Supervising the installation, commissioning, testing of mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment;
  • Supervising the repair and maintenance of buildings and associated installations including walls, joinery, masonry, architectural fittings, furniture, roofs, painting and car parking;
  • Maintenance of mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment;
  • Maintenance of electrical systems for diesel generating plants and machinery including low and medium voltage distribution services; and
  • Repair and maintenance of electrical installation and controls related to catering equipment, lifts, boilers, cookers, water-heaters and general domestic appliances.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • A candidate must have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent from a recognized university;
  • A candidate must have served as a Senior Maintenance Engineer or a comparable position for three (3 ) years; and
  • A candidate must have registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya and a Member of the Institution of Engineers.
3. Senior Maintenance Engineer (Civil / Structural) II
PSC 11
1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities
 
The duties shall include:
  • Planning, designing and preparation of contract documents;
  • Tender evaluation and construction;
  • Supervision of new, rehabilitation and maintenance works;
  • Where consultants are involved, the officer will undertake project management duties including providing liaison between various parties;
  • Designing: Planning/drawing of what is to be constructed;
  • Construction: Building /fabrication; and
  • Repair/Maintenance.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • A candidate must have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent from a recognized university;
  • A candidate must have served as a Maintenance Engineer I or a comparable position in the public and/or private sector for three (3) years;
  • A candidate must have registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya and a Member of the Institution of Engineers
4. Construction Management Officer
PSC 10 
1 Vacancy
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The duties shall include tracking progress and compliance with the implementation schedules and cash flows, preparing periodical briefs and reports. 

Other duties shall include:
  • Undertaking site visits to track progress of construction work and ensuring compliance with the implementation schedule and cash flows;
  • Representing the client in all project meetings to review progress;
  • Preparing periodical reports and briefs of the on-going projects for information and timely decision making;
  • Ensuring all statutory approvals are obtained and updated accordingly;
  • Ensuring appropriate site surveys and investigations are conducted to support smooth implementation of projects;
  • Ensuring all requisite project funding is secured and monitoring utilization of funds to ensure that projects are completed within the budget;
  • Developing the programme of work and strategy for implementing the project;
  • Conducting safety inspections of the site and ensuring regulations relating to health safety and the environment (HSE) are adhered to; and,
  • Overseeing the running of several projects.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the built environment (e.g. Building Economics, Construction Management) from a recognized institution;
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in the construction industry;
  • Ability to work with numbers and analyse issues;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Computer MS Office applications; and
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
5. Maintenance Engineer II
PSC 9
1 Vacancy

Duties and responsibilities: An Engineer at this level will be deployed in the Maintenance Department to acquire practical experience in the various aspects of the job. 

He will be responsible to the Chief Maintenance Engineer. 

The duties shall include:
  • Preparation of design drawings, specifications and estimates for building, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering works;
  • Supervision of installation, commissioning and testing mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment;
  • Supervision of artisans carrying out installation, inspection, commissioning and testing electrical controls in buildings;
  • Supervising repair and maintenance of buildings and associated installations including walls, joinery, masonry, architectural fittings, furniture, roofs, painting and car parking;
  • Supervising maintenance of mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment;
  • Supervising maintenance of electrical systems for diesel generating plants and machinery including low and medium voltage distribution services;
  • Supervising repair and maintenance of electrical installation and controls related to catering equipment, lifts, boilers, cookers, water-heaters and general domestic appliances; and
  • Supervising junior staff working under him/her.
Requirement for Appointment
 
For appointment to the grade of Maintenance Officer II, a candidate must have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent from a recognized university.

6. Inspector I (Electronics)
PSC 8
1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities:
 
An Inspector I (Electronics) will be in charge of electronic work in a team of Artisans carrying out:
  • Installation, inspection, commissioning, testing of electronic systems installed in buildings such as building management systems, structured cabling networks, multimedia digital congress and network installation;
  • Installation and maintenance of electronic controls in buildings;
  • Maintenance of electronic systems and repair and maintenance of electronic installations; and
  • Co-ordinating and supervising electronic artisans.
Requirements for Appointment
  • A candidate must have attained a C+ (plus) or its equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum of C (+) plus in Mathematics, English and Physics or Physical sciences;
  • A candidate must have attained a Higher National Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) or its approved equivalent; and,
  • A candidate must have served for at least three (3) years in the grade of Inspector II, (Electronics).
Applications including a Curriculum Vitae and Copies of Certificates and Testimonials may be addressed to 

The Clerk of the Senate/Secretary, 
Parliamentary Service Commission, 
P. O. Box 41842 – 00100, 
Nairobi, 

hand delivered to, the office of the Clerk of the Senate on 2nd Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings 

or emailed to applications@parliament.go.ke 

to be received on or before 6th July, 2014.
 
Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,
Parliamentary Service Commission
Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence. 

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, results oriented professional who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by both children, staff members and other stakeholders.
 
The Head of Kindergarten will provide professional leadership for the Kindergarten Section in order to secure its success and improvement, ensure high quality care and education for the children.

The Head of Kindergarten will report directly to the Principal of Premier Academy.

The applicant should have:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education from KHA
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education will be an added advantage
  • A child- centered approach to teaching
  • Exposure to the British National Curriculum
  • Minimum experience of 5 years as a Kindergarten Teacher and 3 years in a leadership position.
In order to achieve and elevate the standards of education, the successful candidate must have requisite background & excellent inter-personal and leadership skills.

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application quoting the job title to recruit@premier-sri.ac.ke 

Include your updated CV, day time contacts and 3 referees, to be received not later than 11th July 2014.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Position Title: WASH Procurement Officer
 
Duty Station: Eldoret, Kenya

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. 

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
 
We are seeking qualified applicants to fill the above position.
 
The WASH procurement officer is responsible for receiving PR’s from the field sites, evaluating the requirements, sourcing the material, and procuring the items. 

Additionally, they should monitor field inventory levels of mission critical components, develop vendor relations, establish blanket purchase orders where practical, explore and develop sourcing options outside of Africa, and develop strategies for shipment/trans-shipment of goods into the field.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Receive WASH PR’s and understand the technical aspects of what has been requested;
  • Understand technical WASH specifications, and be able to differentiate quality WASH components from poorly constructed components;
  • Develop vendor relations with multiple providers in the greater E. Africa region;
  • Negotiate and establish blanket purchase orders where practical;
  • Develop sourcing options outside of Africa;
  • Monitor spending on WASH goods;
  • Review vendors, focusing on suppliers of key items;
  • Conduct periodic checks on transactions to ensure organizational standards are upheld;
  1. Review vender quality
  2. Review vender pricing
  3. Ensure ethical conduct is acceptable
  • Develop and maintain product and pricing lists to send to field sites;
  • With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse;
  • Maintain a Christian witness to the communities.
Relevant Qualifications
  • Possesses strong technical WASH knowledge of components and project requirements/ WASH Engineer;
  • Possesses the ability to solve technical WASH problems, and understands procurement of the same;
  • Can differentiate between poorly manufactured and well manufactured WASH components;
  • Possesses GREAT communication skills in the realms of both e-mail and verbal communication;
  • Possesses the ability to build interpersonal and business relations with vendors, stakeholders, and field operators;
  • Possesses strong organizational skills;
  • Possesses good judgment, and critical thinking skills, must be able to think “out of the box”;
  • Must have the ability to get a driver’s license and be a good driver in Kenya;
  • Must be assertive, and willing to dig into the answers to discover problems;
  • Must be a humble team player, and willing to help with physical labor if necessary;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field;
  • Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods;
  • Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle in rough road and extremely muddy conditions.
Relevant Skills & Experience
  • Technical education with regard to WASH and/or drilling
  • Experience with WASH drilling and operations
  • Experience with procurement.
  • Previous experience with an Emergency Relief based NGO
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram, form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Submission of Applications
 
Interested applicants should submit their C.V. only and an application letter to hrspkenya@samaritan.org to be received not later than 30th June, 2014.

Only email applications will be accepted. 

The position title (as is on the advert) should be indicated on the subject line

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