Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Conduct a Baseline Survey of County Policies, Plans, Budgets and Legislation in Light of Climate Change in Kajiado County
 
Background and Introduction: Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a development organization that has been operating in Kenya since 1984. 

The organization has 3 key areas of work, namely; Climate Justice (both Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation); Gender Justice (Women in Governance and Gender Based Violence); as well as Livelihood & Trade. 

Since 2007, NCA has been working with a movement of young people called the Kenya Youth Climate Network (KYCN) in advocacy issues, particularly on matters related to Climate Change.
 
In May 2014, NCA received a grant from Act Change Transform (ACT!) under the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) facility to implement a one year programme on mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation policies in Kenya’s devolved structures.
 

About the Project: The project will mainstream Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies within the County governance systems through youth led action and advocacy (Act-Vocacy) interventions in awareness raising, capacity building, lobbying and advocacy for policy interventions in 3 counties - Kajiado, Lamu & Tana-River. 

The goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of youth and county government to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. 

This will be achieved through mobilizing and building the capacity of a total of 2,375 youth to respond to the negative impacts of climate change; disseminate the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for adoption by county government; and promote youth-led climate adaptation measures.

Purpose and Scope of the Baseline Survey
 
In order to effectively and efficiently carry out policy and advocacy, the project will establish a baseline in terms of county policies with a view of establishing the current status; the processes involved; the key stakeholders; and how climate change adaptation and youth issues have been mainstreamed. 

The purpose of the baseline survey is to determine the current status of Counties in terms of policies, plans, budgets, and legislations in light of climate change and youth.

The survey should also determine the processes, including timelines of developing the County development plans, budgets, policies, legislations; and the key stakeholders involved. 

Particular attention should be given to the county policy status on mainstreaming the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), as well as the extent to which the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) gives attention to Climate Change matters.

The baseline survey should cover the following specific areas:
 
1. Establish the current status of County Government in development, approval and implementation of County policies, plans, budgets and legislations in light of climate change and youth
 
2. Identify the gaps, challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming climate change (particularly the NCCAP) and youth issues into the County policies, County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), budgets and legislations
 
3. Determine the processes and key stakeholders involved in the development of the county policies, plans, budgets and legislation including the timelines/cycles; and identify the opportunities/entry points where youth can influence the processes at different levels from Ward to County
 
4. Assess the current strategies developed by this project including the advocacy action plan on how to effectively address the gaps and opportunities identified and give recommendations

NCA is seeking the services of an expert (either a qualified individual or a consulting firm) to conduct a baseline survey of county policies in light of climate change and youth issues.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) should indicate the following;
  • A brief description of your understanding of the TORs
  • The proposed methodology of carrying out the survey
  • The amount of time that it will take to prepare and submit the baseline survey
  • Cost of consultancy (fee) that will be paid to the consulting firm/person
  • Qualifications of the individual or technical team that will carry out the survey
Procedure for Application
 
Qualified individuals or consulting firm should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) on or before Close of Business (COB) Wednesday 13th August 2014. 

The EOI should be submitted to Wasye Musyoni on w.musyoni@nca.no and copied to Benson Ireri on benson.ireri@nca.no


Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Conduct a Baseline Survey of County Policies, Plans, Budgets and Legislation in Light of Climate Change in Tana River County

Background and Introduction:
 Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a development organization that has been operating in Kenya since 1984. The organization has 3 key areas of work, namely; Climate Justice (both Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation); Gender Justice (Women in Governance and Gender Based Violence); as well as Livelihood & Trade. 

Since 2007, NCA has been working with a movement of young people called the Kenya Youth Climate Network (KYCN) in advocacy issues, particularly on matters related to Climate Change.

In May 2014, NCA received a grant from Act Change Transform (ACT!) under the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) facility to implement a one year programme on mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation policies in Kenya’s devolved structures.

About the Project: The project will mainstream Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies within the County governance systems through youth led action and advocacy (Act-Vocacy) interventions in awareness raising, capacity building, lobbying and advocacy for policy interventions in 3 counties - Kajiado, Lamu & Tana-River. 

The goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of youth and county government to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. 

This will be achieved through mobilizing and building the capacity of a total of 2,375 youth to respond to the negative impacts of climate change; disseminate the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for adoption by county government; and promote youth-led climate adaptation measures.
 
Purpose and Scope of the Baseline Survey
 
In order to effectively and efficiently carry out policy and advocacy, the project will establish a baseline in terms of county policies with a view of establishing the current status; the processes involved; the key stakeholders; and how climate change adaptation and youth issues have been mainstreamed. 

The purpose of the baseline survey is to determine the current status of Counties in terms of policies, plans, budgets, and legislations in light of climate change and youth.

The survey should also determine the processes, including timelines of developing the County development plans, budgets, policies, legislations; and the key stakeholders involved. 

Particular attention should be given to the county policy status on mainstreaming the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), as well as the extent to which the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) gives attention to Climate Change matters.
 
The baseline survey should cover the following specific areas:
 
1. Establish the current status of County Government in development, approval and implementation of County policies, plans, budgets and legislations in light of climate change and youth
 
2. Identify the gaps, challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming climate change (particularly the NCCAP) and youth issues into the County policies, County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), budgets and legislations
 
3. Determine the processes and key stakeholders involved in the development of the county policies, plans, budgets and legislation including the timelines/cycles; and identify the opportunities/entry points where youth can influence the processes at different levels from Ward to County
 
4. Assess the current strategies developed by this project including the advocacy action plan on how to effectively address the gaps and opportunities identified and give recommendations

NCA is seeking the services of an expert (either a qualified individual or a consulting firm) to conduct a baseline survey of county policies in light of climate change and youth issues.
 
The Expression of Interest (EOI) should indicate the following
  • A brief description of your understanding of the TORs
  • The proposed methodology of carrying out the survey
  • The amount of time that it will take to prepare and submit the baseline survey
  • Cost of consultancy (fee) that will be paid to the consulting firm/person
  • Qualifications of the individual or technical team that will carry out the survey
Procedure for Application
 
Qualified individuals or consulting firm should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) on or before Close of Business (COB) Wednesday 13th August 2014. 

The EOI should be submitted to Wasye Musyoni on w.musyoni@nca.no and copied to Benson Ireri on benson.ireri@nca.no
Are you a fresh graduate with a Diploma in IT and possess outstanding skills in online marketing? 

Our company seeks to recruit a Social Media Marketing Representative

The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating a comprehensive social media strategy geared towards increased company visibility, membership and traffic as well as implementing and managing social media communication.
Key Responsibilities

  • Aggressively sourcing for new clients through the social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Skype, LinkedIn, blogs
  • Support PC hardware components, desktop operating system software
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment and arrange for other servicing needs
  • Conducting  and monitoring web campaigns
  • Tracking Web traffic
  • Updating and maintaining an error free website
  • Aggressively searching for frequently visited websites to host company’s services
  • Training other team members on Web related matters
  • Participating and contributing towards new products development and aggressive marketing of the same
  • Keeping pace with social media and internet marketing industry trends and developments
  • Measuring the impact of social media on the overall marketing effort
Skills and Qualification
  • Diploma in Information Technology or related course
  • Website related training from reputable institution
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Experience with popular social media monitoring tools (Google, Twitter Search, Social Mention, etc) and popular social media management tools (Tweet Deck, Hoot Suite, etc)
To apply, send your CV only to jobs@chaniacleaners.com before 20th August 2014.
Employer: Nuru International Kenya
 
Job Title: Consumer Products Manager, Social Enterprise
 
Category: Full time, contract
 
Location: Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya     
 
Number of Positions Available: 1

Overview: Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. 

Nuru's vision is to empower people living in extreme poverty so that they can be able to make meaningful choices about their lives. 

Nuru Kenya is looking for a highly-qualified candidate to fill the position of Consumer Products Manage, the person shall have an overall responsibility of monitoring and growing Social Enterprise’s consumer products division. 

S/he will be responsible for managing finances, operations and human resources of the consumer products division, s/he will also be responsible for meeting pre-determined financial targets of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises’ consumer products’ division. 

The person will report directly to the Nuru Kenya Social Enterprise Portfolio Manager

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Manage finances and daily operations of consumer products division
  • Create financial models, forecasts and budgets for NKSE’s consumer products division
  • Conduct regular analysis and audits of NKSE consumer products finances
  • Manage and coach NKSE consumer products team
  • Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
  • Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders and suppliers 
  • Provides information and reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends to higher level management.
  • Manage and develop M-pesa products of the consumer products’ division
  • Perform additional roles as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • A four (4) year degree in Business Management or any other related course from an accredited Institution.
  • A minimum of four years of sales management experience
  • Experience writing sales plans and tracking activity of sales teams.
  • Proven track record of consistent mentoring and coaching resulting in over-achievement of quotas.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of sales force automation technologies and experience in applying these technologies in sales process solutions.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to stay flexible in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • High energy, impeccable ethics and enthusiasm required
Working Conditions: Work is performed both in an office environment as well as in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

Applicants must currently live in Kuria West District, or be willing to relocate for this position.

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application:

Interested applicants should submit their resume/ CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references by August 21st, 2014 at 5pm EAT.  

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to CPM@nuru.co.ke. 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Conduct a Baseline Survey of County Policies, Plans, Budgets and Legislation in Light of Climate Change in Lamu County
 
Background and Introduction: Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a development organization that has been operating in Kenya since 1984. The organization has 3 key areas of work, namely; Climate Justice (both Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation); Gender Justice (Women in Governance and Gender Based Violence); as well as Livelihood & Trade. 

Since 2007, NCA has been working with a movement of young people called the Kenya Youth Climate Network (KYCN) in advocacy issues, particularly on matters related to Climate Change.
 
In May 2014, NCA received a grant from Act Change Transform (ACT!) under the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) facility to implement a one year programme on mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation policies in Kenya’s devolved structures.
 

About the Project: The project will mainstream Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies within the County governance systems through youth led action and advocacy (Act-Vocacy) interventions in awareness raising, capacity building, lobbying and advocacy for policy interventions in 3 counties - Kajiado, Lamu & Tana-River. 

The goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of youth and county government to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. 

This will be achieved through mobilizing and building the capacity of a total of 2,375 youth to respond to the negative impacts of climate change; disseminate the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for adoption by county government; and promote youth-led climate adaptation measures.
 
Purpose and Scope of the Baseline Survey
 
In order to effectively and efficiently carry out policy and advocacy, the project will establish a baseline in terms of county policies with a view of establishing the current status; the processes involved; the key stakeholders; and how climate change adaptation and youth issues have been mainstreamed. 

The purpose of the baseline survey is to determine the current status of Counties in terms of policies, plans, budgets, and legislations in light of climate change and youth.

The survey should also determine the processes, including timelines of developing the County development plans, budgets, policies, legislations; and the key stakeholders involved. 

Particular attention should be given to the county policy status on mainstreaming the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), as well as the extent to which the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) gives attention to Climate Change matters.

The baseline survey should cover the following specific areas:
 
1. Establish the current status of County Government in development, approval and implementation of County policies, plans, budgets and legislations in light of climate change and youth
 
2. Identify the gaps, challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming climate change (particularly the NCCAP) and youth issues into the County policies, County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), budgets and legislations
 
3. Determine the processes and key stakeholders involved in the development of the county policies, plans, budgets and legislation including the timelines/cycles; and identify the opportunities/entry points where youth can influence the processes at different levels from Ward to County
 
4. Assess the current strategies developed by this project including the advocacy action plan on how to effectively address the gaps and opportunities identified and give recommendations
 
NCA is seeking the services of an expert (either a qualified individual or a consulting firm) to conduct a baseline survey of county policies in light of climate change and youth issues.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) should indicate the following;
  • A brief description of your understanding of the TORs
  • The proposed methodology of carrying out the survey
  • The amount of time that it will take to prepare and submit the baseline survey
  • Cost of consultancy (fee) that will be paid to the consulting firm/person
  • Qualifications of the individual or technical team that will carry out the survey
Procedure for Application
 
Qualified individuals or consulting firm should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) on or before Close of Business (COB) Wednesday 13th August 2014. 

The EOI should be submitted to Wasye Musyoni on w.musyoni@nca.no and copied to Benson Ireri on benson.ireri@nca.no

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is an international non-profit organization dedicated with healing survivors of torture.

Vacancy: Physiotherapist (part time - 20 hrs a week) for Nairobi programme

Objective: 
To provide physiotherapy services to refugees in CVT’s urban  programme targeted areas e.g. Kayole, EastLeigh and Riruta to individuals, groups and communities to recover from physical difficulties resulting from the effects of torture and war trauma. 

To assist the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body awareness, self regulation, and body systems, in particular the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems resulting from the effects of torture and/or war trauma under daily supervision of clinicians; provide training to other health professionals and advocate on behalf of CVT.
                        
Report to:
  • 1st Line: Physiotherapist/Trainer
  • 2nd Line: Country Director     
Key Performance Areas & Performance Indicators

Under the supervision of the Physiotherapy Trainer and in close collaboration with other disciplines:
 
The Physiotherapist primary physiotherapy duties include:
  • Provide appropriate physiotherapy assessment to clients throughout their episode of care at CVT in order to continuously evaluate their progress and their changing needs for intervention and establish treatment goals and plan.
  • Determine appropriate treatment techniques for war trauma and torture survivors based on solid clinical reasoning.  Interventions could include education, exercise therapy and manual therapy in the context of group work or within individual sessions.
  • Educate and advise clients and their care takers about prevention and/or self-management of their condition.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining professional development by keeping up to date with evidence based practice for managing CVT clients.
  • Assist in the daily clinical operations to ensure clients are given appointments in a timely manner, group work activities and room designation is scheduled and coordinated fairly, equipment is shared and organized appropriately and follow other CVT client procedures.
  • Maintain up- to- date clinical records and statistical data and ensure that all required documentation is completed and stored in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure that all work with clients observes CVT’s confidentiality policies and that ethical practices are observed at all times and are in accordance with the WCPT standards.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of treatment spaces and equipment used with clients as well as maintain a clean, professional appearance.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled trainings and meetings necessary for professional development and team coordination and upon request.
  • When necessary to accommodate programmatic needs, work after hours or on weekend days when requested.
The physiotherapist’s primary responsibilities working as a multidisciplinary team member include:
  • Case manage clients’ interdisciplinary care through regular communication with CVT’s psychosocial counselors (PSCs),Psychosocial counselors Supervisors , Psychosocial Trainers and Community  Workers to best identify clients’ on-going needs.
  • Consistently communicate prior to and throughout client sessions with other disciplines to supply and receive relevant information about the background and progress of clients as well as refer those who require other specific medical attention.
  • Provide and attend internal trainings to orient new staff and provide on-going interdisciplinary understanding and discussion.
  • Recognize and respect boundaries between disciplines and establish regular communication mechanisms to address client urgent and/or on-going concerns.
The Physiotherapists primary responsibilities to develop community awareness, understanding and engagement relating to the rehabilitation needs of individuals who have experienced war trauma and/or torture include:
  • Assist with CVTs community outreach and awareness, education, and sensitization campaigns and programs when needed.
  • Liaise with CVT PSCs to identify children, teenagers, men, and women whose physical functioning may have been affected by war related experiences and encourage them to approach CVT for support.
  • Assist in designing, planning, logistics, implementing and facilitating external training programs for local decision makers, community members and local and international NGO’s, and government/ministry staff on trauma and health issues in order to develop a more supportive environment for people whose physical  functioning has been affected by experiences of torture and war trauma.
  • Contribute to completing the documentation and reporting of external trainings.
  • Assist with developing referral systems and encourage collaboration between local groups and leaders, local and international NGOs, and government ministries.
  • Attend interagency meetings to improve service delivery to our client groups and access opportunities to forward CVT’s work.
The Physiotherapists primary responsibilities to promote self-care through support and supervision include:
  • Attend regular support, debriefing, case conferences, and/or supervision meetings to ensure information and skill-sharing.
  • Set and follow through on a personal self-care schedule to avoid burnout and vicarious traumatization.
  • Recognize and seek support when needed from internal and/or external resources to address concerns of secondary trauma in an expedient manner.
  • Provide formal feedback to colleagues when requested for on-going performance evaluation and development.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy (University Degree in Physiotherapy preferred).
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. 
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills in English is essential,
  • Basic knowledge of French, Somali and Amharic is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.  
  • Has current certificate of practice
  • Registered by Kenya Society of Physiotherapist.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs, including  contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to cvtjobs@gmail.com  not later than 22nd August, 2014.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Vacancy: Bookkeeper

Start Date: 
Immediately
 
Location: Nairobi.

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

About Busara Center: The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a project under IPA that strives to understand and identify behavioral barriers intrinsic to human decision-making, both in the lab and the field. 

Busara has worked with a variety of researchers and policy-makers across multiple sectors, working to unpack mechanisms in the lab, apply them in the field, and ultimately inform policy to make programs more effective.

Goals and Responsibilities
 
Under the general guidance of the accountants, assist in the following tasks:
  • Verifying all payment vouchers for accuracy and completeness before processing/entry into the accounting system.
  • Ensure accurate petty cash disbursement, monitoring and allocations
  • Ensure proper documentation of all payments to staff and vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and organizational policies/guidelines on all payments.
  • Handle cash, cheque, and airtime disbursements
  • Receive and check imprest requests and returns, ensuring that proper documentation is filed for each transaction, relevant approvals have been obtained, etc.
  • Conduct cash counts on regular basis, including after withdrawals.
  • Prepare cheques to be signed by appropriate managers
  • Maintain fixed assets register and ensure that assets inventory records are updated regularly
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Professional Accounting qualification; ATC Finalist/CPA I/ACCA I
  • Diploma in Finance/Accounting, Administration or relevant field.
  • At least 1 years of experience performing responsibilities required for the position and demonstrating progress in the role.
  • Excellent command of accounting principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (English and Kiswahili)
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Integrity, flexibility and self-discipline
  • Process thinker with excellent analytical skills.
  • Well developed skills in MS-Excel, MS-Word, Gmail etc.
Note: Please specifically illustrate the above desired qualifications in your cover letter by giving examples from your experience.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include details about your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Bookkeeper.” REF No:Busara- 2014-07-01. 

Attach CV with filename YOURNAME_CV and Cover Letter with YOURNAME_Cover. 

Deadline to Apply: 15th August 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Bookkeeper. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

Vacancy: Analyst

Start Date: 
Immediately

Location: Nairobi

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
 
About Busara Center: The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a project under IPA that strives to understand and identify behavioral barriers intrinsic to human decision-making, both in the lab and the field. 

Busara has worked with a variety of researchers and policy-makers across multiple sectors, working to unpack mechanisms in the lab, apply them in the field, and ultimately inform policy to make programs more effective.
 

Position Overview: The Analysts will synthesize, summarize, and perform complex analysis on information collected from potential and existing partner organizations. 

The role will require analysis of institutional publications and survey data, independently led secondary research, and systematic documentation of the analytical efforts used to reach the evidence-based recommendations. 

S/he will contribute to developing appropriate measurement, sampling, and survey strategy and the design of survey instruments to gather quantitative and qualitative data. 

The ideal analyst will be extremely intellectually curious, service-oriented, and able to conduct, document, and explain complex analysis and research geared towards real-world improvements.
 
This position will be a critical piece of Busara’s research team, identifying viable interventions, targeting potential partners, preparing proposals, and managing relationships. 

The analyst will play a large role in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, with opportunities to work in multiple sectors and regions.

Goals and Responsibilities
 
The Analyst will provide support and guidance to Busara’s research and consulting services in the following ways:
  • Conduct extensive background research and prepare internal working documents for potential consulting and research project.
  • Engage in client interactions and identify viable new partnerships in behavioral economics.
  • Prepare budgets and proposal documents for potential client engagements.
  • Monitor and mange existing research projects, as well as design and set up systems for new engagements.
  • Conduct data analysis and prepare internal progress reports.
  • Extract meaning, through analysis that provides insightful interpretations of data
  • Provide inputs to drafts of Concept Notes detailing the research process for individual inquiries
  • Support operations research (e.g. supply chain and design oriented), market research (e.g. community sensitization) and cost-efficiency related projects using quantitative and qualitative methodology for improvements in program and to aid programmatic evidence-based decision making
  • Ensure robust documentation of all systems, design, and indicators for existing engagements.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field
  • Work experience in a fast-paced, analytical and quantitative role
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages such as Stata and Excel or similar languages such as R, MatLab, SAS etc. with the ability to learn and adapt to new programs (experience with Stata preferred)
  • Strong interest in research on psychology, economics, and behavioral sciences
  • Experience building infographics and/or using design and infographic software (e.g. Gapminder, StatSilk, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Omni Graffle etc.)
  • Familiarity with behavior change literature, operational analytics, supply-chain analytics, and/or market research principles
  • Work experience in entrepreneurial or start-up environments in Africa
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence
  • Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice
  • Willingness to travel
Note: Please specifically illustrate the above desired qualifications in your cover letter by giving examples from your experience.

In addition, this position requires a candidate to:
  • Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field
  • Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing global team
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data
How to Apply

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Analyst.” REF No: Busara-2014-07-03. 

Attach CV with filename YOURNAME_CV and Cover Letter with YOURNAME_Cover. 

Deadline to Apply: 15th August 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Analyst. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) is a National Organization founded in 1912 whose purpose is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve social and economic empowerment, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice and peace for all humanity.
 
The Association invites application for the position of aProgramme Officer for its Branch in Meru. 

The successful candidate will be based in Meru and will report to the Branch Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, build and maintain relationships with development agencies, policy, and research organizations that are critical to delivering its objectives and programmes
  • Represent YWCA at relevant networks, workshops, seminars and policy events
  • Develop ideas and projects for formal collaboration with targeted development agencies, policy, and research organizations
  • Identify and track emerging opportunities through the institutional funding strategy and action plan
  • Contribute to design and development of project proposals
  • Manage projects with institutional funders in cooperation with YWCA Branch and National  Offices
  • Support the development of YWCA programming, including servicing and supporting projects
  • Manage and coordinate scheduled reporting to meet institutional donor reporting requirements
  • Work with Finance and National Office Programme staff to ensure programme and financial reports are up to date,
  • Develop and manage specifically commissioned and funded monitoring and evaluation initiatives both qualitative and quantitative
  • Coordinate overall programme portfolio to ensure key performance indicators are met and programme impact is in line with strategy
  • Contribute to strategic planning within the Branch, including annual and medium term planning and monitoring
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Branch Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Degree in Social Sciences or Advanced Diploma in Project Management
  • Three (3) years experience in  programme management
  • Good IT and Report writing skills
Desirable Skills
  • Capacity to conceptualize programme interventions
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging way
Candidates that are interested and meet the above qualifications are invited to apply. 

An application with a detailed CV to reach the under mentioned on or before 15th August 2014
 
Human Resource Officer
YWCA-Kenya 
eMail: hr@ywcakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted
Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) is a National Organization founded in 1912 whose purpose is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve social and economic empowerment, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice and peace for all humanity.
 
The Association invites application for the position of anAccountant for its Branch in Meru. 

The successful candidate will be based in Meru and will report to the Branch Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • In-charge of the Accounts Department in the Branch
  • Timely donor and management reporting
  • Preparation of the payroll on a monthly basis
  • Create project accounts in the accounting system
  • Review Cashbooks and cashbook reconciliations weekly.
  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders
  • Report on project profitability to management
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion
  • Preparation of year-end schedules for Corporate Income Tax Returns and Annual Audit.
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required
  • Preparation and processing of various journal entries related to general accounting.
  • Compile and review subsidiary ledgers and financial statements.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting systems and controls in conjunction with the National Chief Accountant.
  • Preparation of the annual budgets
  • Perform special projects as directed by the Branch Manager and the National Chief Accountant.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Degree in Finance/Accounts or an Advanced CPA
  • At least three (3) years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to apply accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting software
Candidates that are interested and meet the above qualifications are invited to apply. 

An application with a detailed CV to reach the under mentioned on or before 15th August 2014

Human Resource Officer
YWCA-Kenya 
eMail: hr@ywcakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


Vacancy: Accountant Intern
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and implemented by Development Alternative Inc (DAI), an international development organization. 

It responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia by mitigating conflict, promoting stability and community cohesion, and increasing public confidence in governance. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
 
The TIS program is currently seeking an effective and highly motivated Accountant Intern. 

As our Accountant intern you will be part of the Finance department and work closely with team. 

The intern will be based at the TIS DAI support office in Nairobi. 

Qualifications and skills sought:
  • Degree in Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent. The Applicant must have finalized coursework/Awaiting for Graduation
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work.
  • Independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • 3 – 6 months relevant experience preferably with International NGO/UN is highly desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook express, MS Office, emails).
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and self-manage.
  • Ability to work with multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Must have a good command of English in both oral and writing skills.
  • Somali speaking is a requirement.
  • Be able to interact with partners and peers.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and work with teams based in Nairobi and field sites.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a CV 

(2) three professional references to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. 

Closing date: Friday, 22 August 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.


Vacancy: Senior Field Coordinator
 
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
 
Do you enjoy travel and adventure?
 
If you answered yes and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.  
 

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Senior Field Coordinator (SFC) . 

As our Senior Field Coordinator, you will work closely with USAID, DAI’s program team (particularly the Chief of Party, director of program, Senior Grants Manager, and Project Advisors), Somali government officials, and community leaders to identify program activities that support the above noted program objectives.  

The work of the SFC requires detailed knowledge of Somali social-political context, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.  

Qualifications and skills sought:     
  • Bachelor degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field preferred. Masters’ or other post-graduate degree will be an advantage.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience are required.
  • Three to five years of experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred.  
  • Experience in program development; monitoring and evaluation; reporting; budgeting; highly sought.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia particularly South Central Somalia required.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia on socio-political and cultural issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills. 
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
  • Travel to wide range of locations in the area of operations required.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a CV 

(2) three professional references 

to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. 

Closing date: Friday, 22 August 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.
Seeking: Senior Infrastructure Engineer
 
Are you a Kenyan civil engineer interested in working in Somalia? 
 
Do You enjoy travel and adventure?
 
If you answered yes to all two questions and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia and Somaliland. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.  

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Senior Infrastructure Engineer.  As our senior engineer, you will work with local communities, civil society representatives, and the private sector and government officials across Somalia and Somaliland.  

Your goal will be to ensure that thousands of Somalis benefit from quality roads and structurally sound buildings, including schools, health clinics and community centers.

Qualifications and skills sought
  • A degree in civil engineering. A master in the same field or equivalent will be an added value.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in designing and overseeing the construction of infrastructure projects;
  • Experience in managing construction contracts and conducting inspections for infrastructure projects;
  • A diplomatic communicator who can converse with a wide range of stakeholders, including private sector and civil society representatives and government officials;
  • Available to travel frequently throughout Somalia and Somaliland;
  • Experience facilitating meetings and providing information and training;
  • Fluency in written and oral English;
  • Knowledge and experience with USAID Environmental Compliance rules highly desired.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

Please send 

(1) a CV 

(2) current position and salary history and 

(3) three professional references 

to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. 

Closing date: Friday, 22 August 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.  

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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