A leading Medical Insurance Company is looking for Sales Executives.

Highly guaranteed commission and incentives based business,

Energetic individuals aged 25+ to meet high targets,

Excellent communication skills,

Honest, presentable, result oriented,

Minimum qualification: dip. In sales/marketing or degree in any field
Experience in the insurance industry an added advantage.

Requires minimum supervision

All to be based in Nairobi

Application’s should be received via email by close of business Tuesday 26th August 2014

Email your CV to Mwaigiri@resolution.co.ke
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a parastatal currently in category PC 3A was set up under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads and is an equal opportunity employer.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, we wish to fill fifteen (15) vacant positions of Assistant Engineers, Grade 5. 

We are seeking to recruit creative, proactive, detail oriented and tenacious individuals with the ability to quickly adapt to our dynamic work environment.
Place of Work: Head Office & Regions

Department: Technical Departments    

Section: All

Reporting to: Engineer

Supervises: None

Purpose of the Job
: To assist in road maintenance, construction and other emergency works.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail assisting in:-

  • Preparing engineering designs for road works;
  • Preparing and processing tender documentation for road works;
  • Preparing procurement plans for road work programmes;
  • Reviewing standards and specifications for road works;
  • Supervising of all road works contracts.
  • Developing and monitoring all road works programmes;
  • Undertaking Annual road inventory and condition surveys;
  • Collecting, collating and compiling annual road maintenance work programme;
  • Preparing road maintenance contract documents;
  • Preparing, monitoring and evaluating Strategic Plans and projects;
  • Carrying out Traffic surveys and managing traffic data;
  • Collecting and collating economic, environmental and social data for road investment programmes and strategies;
  • Reviewing roadside development applications and field reports.
  • Preparing axle load control programmes;
  • Enforcing axle load standards;
  • Preparing quality assurance plans;
  • Undertaking technical audits for works and services;
  • Preparing reports on all road works programmes;
Required Qualifications
  • A degree in Civil Engineering
  • Registration as a graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya
Skills and Abilities
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • ICT Skills – Ability to work with the MS Office Suite
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
How to Apply

Candidates who meet the criteria should submit their applications together with their up-to-date CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment if successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National IDs. 

The applications should be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the Address below not later than close of business on 9th September, 2014.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization; we therefore encourage persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

The Director General
Kenya National Highways Authority
Blue Shield Towers, 9th floor, Hospital Hill Road
P.O Box 49712-00100, Nairobi
Exciting Career Opportunities in Audit

About Us: 
Member firm of RSM International, the 7th largest global network encompassing 106 countries with over 700 offices supported by a human capital backbone of over 32,000 people.
 
Offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Kampala with a staff force of over 125 people.
 
A team of professionals united to upholding professional values, underpinned by a strong culture of personalised and  partner-led service, supported by investment in our human capital.

Audit Partners

 
An exciting opportunity to join our young and dynamic partnership team, with a defined career growth plan, progressing to an equity partner. 

The prospective candidate should have at least 5 years’ experience at senior manager/partner level with the ability to manage a portfolio of clients independently

Audit Managers - Statutory and Public Sector Audit Departments
 
An exciting opportunity to join the firm in both the statutory audit and public sector audit departments, with prospects of progressing to partner level in the next 2 to 3 years. 

The prospective candidate should have at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience, of which 3 years should be at manager/supervisor level.

Applications addressed to:

 
The Managing Partner,
RSM Ashvir,
1st Floor, Reliance Centre, Woodvale Grove, Westlands,
P.O. Box 349 - 00606, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

E-mail: akassam@ke.rsmashvir.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

afb (African Finance Business) is a consumer finance providing ethical credit services to those who require it most.  We provide rapidly accessible and affordable unsecured loans with strict affordability criteria to prevent unmanageable debt.  

Our customers are mainly small businesses and entrepreneurs who use our credit to grow their businesses and provide for the unforeseen.
 
Our customers are our partners.  We operate in their markets through 6-man micro branches to provide tailored relationship-based services.  

 Our vision is to become the number one retail finance firm in Africa by offering the best services in terms of accessibility, affordability, value and customer experience.

afb seeks to recruit for: Branch Manager
Responsibilities
 

Branch Targets:
  • Achieve monthly sales and collections targets
Manage Branch Staff
  • Directly oversee, support, develop Branch staff to run a high performance 6 person team.
Leadership & Problem Solving
  • Build and maintain an excellent work environment for the team to develop individual potential and achieve demanding targets. 
  • Lead and Manage all Branch functions, logistics and performance issues.
Service Delivery
  • Deliver first rate customer service
Relationships Building
  • Build excellent relationships with customer-partners and opinion leaders in catchment area.
Reporting
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of Management Information and market feedback to report on customer preferences, trends and market opportunities
  • Perform such other tasks and duties as the Company may from time to time designate as forming part of the Employee’s job description
Requirements
  • 1-2 years of leadership experience
  • Experience in micro finance institutions and not banks
  • A degree in a business related field
  • Team leaders in micro finance institutions encouraged to apply
Key Competencies

Customer Handling
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Enforcement of contract and repayment obligations
Administrative Support
  • General support to all tasks
  • Communications
  • Branch Operations
  • Information Collection
Personal Attributes
  • Integrity and ability to work in consumer finance
  • High Motivation
  • Self-starter-functional problem solver
  • Process discipline- Ability to follow SOPs
If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your cv and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position applied for to 
smartcashcareers@afb.co.ke 

This position is urgent.

Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions. We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients. 

We currently have over 60,000 members in our fold and have partnered with over 500 medical service providers across East Africa; a strong network of hospitals, clinics and doctors. 

The Resolution Insurance brand is energetic and trendy. In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the below positions in our Sales Department. 

Business Consultant
We are looking to enroll as part of our Sales team individuals with impeccable desire to excel in a highly rewarding and attractive commissions sales environment. 

You must have the maturity to deal with the professional and business elite, who make up our customer base.

  • Minimum 1.5 years work experience with a track record of meeting sales targets.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must possess critical sales skills.
  • Must have a track record of meeting sales targets
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work under minimal /no supervision
  • Be willing to work under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills - efficient and quick
  • Ready to work purely Commissions.
  • Insurance knowledge and experience will be an added advantage
What’s in it for you?
  • An opportunity to sell;
  • Potential to earn as much as you want
  • Extremely exciting incentives
  • Ongoing training and support;
If you believe you are a team player and would be a valuable resource to this ever growing brand, kindly email your detailed CV and Application NOW!!! Stating your day time telephone contacts to lwangui@resolution.co.ke

Vacancy: Human Resource and Administration Officer

Position Overview:
 Heshima Kenya is an international non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, dedicated to protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee children and youth, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. 

Reporting to the Director of Financial Operations, this position is responsible for the implementation and management of all personnel and administrative policies and procedures related to the organization and carries out all activities in a dignified and highly professional manner. 

Core responsibilities include the following:

Human Resource Management

  • Directly manages and implements all day-to-day human resource operations.
  • Regularly updates and monitors Heshima Kenya’s HR policy and employee handbook and ensures updated legal compliance to Kenyan labor laws, among other laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for creating and updating all employee and volunteer personnel files and ensures efficient human resources of staff and volunteers, including managing performance evaluations, references, annual leave, benefits, and ensuring all government identification is up to date.
  • Maintains a recruitment program for new employees and volunteers, including counseling Managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; and making recommendations.
  • Ensures that all new employees and volunteers have requisite government permits and certification and helps facilitate paperwork and communication with requisite government departments.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting new employee orientation and ensuring that the supervisors prepare thorough orientation agendas and training.
  • Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Maintains historical personnel records by designing a filing and retrieval system.
  • Manages all employee and volunteer timesheets and leave day requests and ensures proper documentation and communication systems.
Administration Management
  • Responsible for supervising vehicle personnel, maintenance personnel, cooks, and the security team.
  • Manages and improves upon Heshima Kenya’s transportation system, including facilitating taxi requests and managing van schedules for employees and participants to ensure that all daily activities are carried out efficiently.
  • Ensures that Heshima Kenya’s vehicle policy is comprehensive and updated and relays all maintenance requests to the Director of Financial Operations.
  • Maintains and ensures compliance of all leases, insurance policies and equipment logs.
  • Manages an organized and efficient inventory system of all office supplies, equipment, furniture, and program items.
  • Oversees the maintenance and execution of all building repairs, yard maintenance, painting, and equipment and furniture maintenance, including computers.
  • Supports the Director of Financial Operations with the identification and management of vendors and suppliers.
  • Manages Heshima Kenya’s online donor and volunteer database and ensure that all new supporters are input accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Serves as point of contact for visitors.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings when requested and contribute feedback and ideas.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Director of Financial Operations and the Country Director.
  • Learn and understand thoroughly Heshima Kenya’s mission, programs and goals
Grants Management Support
  • Responsible for grants management, including filing of new grants, donor reports, and any other grant related correspondence and paperwork.
  • Work under the direct supervision of the Director of Financial Operations to update restricted grants schedule on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintains an inventory system of all in-kind donations.
Qualifications
  • A degree in Human Resource Management. A Diploma in Business Management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, preferably working within the NGO sector in Kenya.
  • 1-2 years working at the program management level with Kenyan NGO or business, including leading or assisting with designing and implementing financial and HR related projects and policies.
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen and have a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.
How to apply:

Send your application letter and a detailed CV with daytime telephone contact by email to:

The Country Director, Heshima Kenya / Email: info@heshimakenya.org

Deadline for applications is 29th August 2014.
Supermarket Sales & Marketing Executive (Cosmetics)
 
Industry: Cosmetics 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 30,000 - 35,000 plus commissions

Our client is a distributor for cosmetic products (make-up, nail products, beauty products) located along Mombasa Road Nairobi seeking to hire a Supermarket Sales & Marketing Executive.

The ideal candidate should have sold FMCG products in supermarkets

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Selling their range of beauty products in the existing supermarkets (Tuskys, Nakumatt etc)
  • Closing business agreements with other supermarkets
  • Ensuring proper merchandizing and display of the cosmetic products in the supermarkets
  • Presenting the product in a structured professional way
  • Providing adequate POS and material (Posters, brochures, pamphlets) in the supermarkets
  • Picking supermarket orders and ensuring timely delivery
  • Coming up and offering after sales services
  • Increasing sales numbers
  • Meeting sales targets
  • Identify Marketing Opportunities
  • Having and growing your interest and knowledge in the cosmetics industry
  • Reporting to management on a daily basis regarding sales numbers
  • Handling concerns of customers professionally and courteously
Qualification & Skills
  • Minimum of a Diploma in sales & Marketing
  • At least 2 years Experience selling FMCG products in supermarkets
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Be a team player
  • Friendly and pleasing personality
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Enjoy working with all kinds of people
  • Have an eye of detail and be able to understand the requirements of customers
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Supermarket Sales & Marketing Executive (Cosmetics) Ksh 30-35K plus commissions) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 5th September, 2014

Kindly indicate your current/ last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
Marketing Officer - Cosmetics
 
Industry: Hospitality 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 30,000 - 35,000 plus commission

Our client is a distributor for cosmetic products (make-up, nail products, beauty products) located along Mombasa Road Nairobi seeking to hire a marketing officer. 

The main role is to market their products. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Meet set targets
  • Organize to meet clients and interest them the cosmetics products
  • Going round our beauty shops in order to market our products
  • Convince the shops to increase our brand range of products
  • Enroll new beauty shops to the cosmetics products
  • Identifying and managing sales and marketing opportunities
  • Building an understanding of the types of client to target
  • Plan, organize and schedule marketing activities to meet the set objectives.
  • Enhance revenue and profit levels of the establishment
  • To design, recommend and coordinate public relations (PR) activities
  • To speak positively and enthusiastically about the company and its products
Qualification & Skills
  • Diploma in Business
  • At least 2 years experience marketing
  • The ideal candidate should have marketed cosmetics
  • Mature and confident individual
  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service, time management, organization and leadership skills
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Marketing Officer- Cosmetics 30-35K plus commission) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 5th September, 2014

P.S Kindly indicate your Current/Last Salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Vacancy: Senior Program Manager

Position Overview:
 Heshima Kenya is an international non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, dedicated to protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee children and youth; especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. 

The Senior Program Manager reports to the Country Director and is responsible for the oversight of Heshima Kenya’s core programs to ensure that program goals and objectives are met and proper standards procedures are carried out within every program. 

This position also provides specialized case management support to beneficiaries. 

The following are responsibilities related to this position:

Core Responsibilities

Program Management
  • Responsible for the overall management, planning, assessment and implementation of Heshima Kenya’s holistic programmatic model.
  • Provide direct supervision of all program staff. Ensure case management staff meet quarterly and annual program goals.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of project evaluation per annual program objectives and donor requirements.
  • Ensure a thorough review of all program reports and provide feedback to staff to address areas of improvement.
  • Assist in strengthening Heshima Kenya’s referral and partner network.
  • Provide support to the Country Director during donor meetings and support donor outreach.
  • Attend and support in leading weekly staff meetings and contribute feedback and ideas.
  • Ensure that all program policies and procedures are up to date and reflect programmatic standards.
  • Support data collection and participate in research projects, including project design and activity plans.
  • Learn and understand thoroughly Heshima Kenya’s mission, programs and goals.
  • Communicate with partner organizations, volunteers, and donors in a professional and timely manner.
  • Participate in budget development and monitor quarterly program budgets with the Director of Financial Operations, program supervisors, and the Country Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director in the implementation of program activities.
Case Management
  • Oversee intake, assessments and referrals of program participants.
  • Ensure that all beneficiary protection issues are effectively handled; communicate relevant and urgent details to focal staff and any emergency cases to the Country Director.
  • Work closely and collaborate with key program staff on a weekly basis about specific cases, progress, and follow-up referrals and recommendations through the design and implementation of individual goal plans. Lead monthly case management panel.
  • Oversee the logistics for case management services, specifically accessing counseling, food and clothing assistance, educational and training programs, home visits, family tracing and reunification activities with ICRC and ensure follow up is conducted as needed. Ensure that the case management team provides all necessary services.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and plans and ensure that the case management team adds documentation to each individual case file.
  • Counsel program participants when necessary.
  • Provide direction and support to the Advocacy Officer, Case Management and Safe House staff regarding any and all activities, especially those related to the Community Outreach Program.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a first degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling.
  • 5-10 years of professional experience, preferably working with refugee populations and/or with refugee children and at-risk women.
  • 3-4 years working at the program management level, including leading or assisting with designing and implementing projects.
  • Experience in implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions for people who have suffered trauma and torture.
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen; preference to female candidates; knowledge of refugee language highly desirable (Somali, French, Amharic, or Oromo).
  • Skilled at carrying out program needs assessments and program development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; can work independently and with teams.
  • Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities.
  • Superb organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Nairobi, especially refugee based clinics, primary schools and social service outlets; knowledge of refugee communities habitats preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft and Excel.
  • Must have a Certificate of Good Conduct.
How to Apply:

Send your application letter and a detailed CV with daytime telephone contact by email to:

The Country Director, Heshima Kenya / Email: info@heshimakenya.org

Deadline for applications is 18th September 2014
Make-up Artist (Cosmetics)
 
Industry: Cosmetics 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 25,000 - 35,000 gross

Our client is a distributor for cosmetic products (make-up, nail products, beauty products) located along Mombasa Road Nairobi seeking to hire make up artist. 

The ideal candidate should possess sales flair, friendly approach, flexibility and motivation 
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicating with clients to understand their requirements
  • Coming up with ideas for possible make-up styles for clients
  • Teaching staff in different salons on make-up application
  • Understand each client and the appropriate make up to use on them
  • Ensure you maintain a clean, healthy and safe workplace
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of available make-up and beauty products
  • Knowledge on prices and good quality make-up
  • Time management to ensure you know how long it will take to do make up
  • Working quickly and accurately in time-pressured conditions;
  • Taking notes and photographs of work, maintaining an up-to-date portfolio of work
Qualifications & Skills
  • Certificate in Beauty therapy / Cosmetology / Make up etc
  • Proven Experience with make up
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Be a team player
  • Friendly and pleasing personality
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Enjoy working with all kinds of people
  • Have an eye of detail and be able to understand the requirements of customers
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Make-up Artist- Cosmetics 25-35K gross) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 5th September, 2014

Kindly indicate your current/ last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
Position Title: Project Accountant

Location: Garissa 

Organization and Program Overview: Founded in 1958, Education Development Center (EDC) is an international nonprofit organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy, and practice. 

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development, EDC is the lead implementing organization for the Yes Youth Can! North Eastern Province and the Project’s main office will be based in Garissa, Kenya with satellite offices in Wajir and Mandera.  

This project is the third phase of what was formerly known as the Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth).

Under the new project identity of YYC! NEP, EDC will adapt the YYC approach for the context in North Eastern Province, coordinating with YYC partners in other regions, and national and county youth boards to replicate successful strategies. 

EDC will take a phased approach in which we expand activities at different intervals in the new regions of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera. 
 
General Position Summary: The Project Accountant will perform full range of typical financial duties, including disbursements, banking, financial information data entry, inventory control and financial records management. 

This position reports to the Finance and Administration Manager and works directly with the Administration 
& HR Officer who has procurement and petty cash functions.  

Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:
  • Write cheques
  • Input of all financial data into QuickBooks and upload to FTP
  • Manage verification & liquidation & retirement of all advances
  • Supervise the management of petty cash and conduct periodic cash counts.
  • Verify and validate office financial back up documentation regularly ensuring proper documentation, compliance and implementation of all policies and procedures when making payments
  • Conduct bank transactions
  • Maintain accounting documentation in an orderly manner.
  • Ensure that all statutory payments are submitted on a timely basis (PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, Withholding Tax)
  • Work closely with the Admin Assistant on the VAT exemption applications and ensure follow-up of the same including proper record documentation
  • Verify travel advances and review travel expense reports.
  • Conduct periodic field monitoring visits to supervise cash management and procurement and any other related activities
  • Plan and conduct inventory counts and manage the asset register by updating the inventory records
  • Work closely with the technical team and assist in drawing up activity budgets for planned activities
  • Assist the technical team during the activity planning stage to ensure adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Assist in making payments to workshop participants
  • Assist in the Grant making process
  • Payroll preparation and processing
  • Preparation of Cash Forecasts.
  • Scanning all financial documents and submitting hard copy files to HO for evaluation and back-up
  • Work closely with the IT department on addressing policy issues and staff requirements
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business Administration or equivalent professional qualifications with 2-3 years experience.
  • Strong computer skills in QuickBooks accounting software, Microsoft office application including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to efficiently take up multiple tasks under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of donor (USAID) rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability in analyzing financial documentation and reporting.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Ability to assist and mentor staff on finance matters to ensure adherence to the organizations’ policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel to represent and undertake project activities.
  • Good knowledge of IT is an added advantage.
Application and contact details: 
 
Apply in English with a letter, a resume and names of three references to yyc-nep@edc.org alternatively, you may hand deliver your application to the Yes Youth Can office in Garissa during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The closing date for this position is 2nd September 2014

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.  

EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Vacancy: Field Security Officer
 
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Classification: Official, Grade P3
 
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
 
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Closing Date: September 08, 2014
 
Reference Code: VN2014/45(O)-EXT

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Context: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Kenya and in close collaboration with the Regional Security Officer, Head of the Staff Security Unit (SSU) at Headquarters (HQ), and the programme managers in IOM Nairobi, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for all security and safety matters related directly or indirectly to all IOM personnel and property in Kenya. 

S/he will manage the mission’s security unit – plan, coordinate and implement appropriate safety and security management procedures that will effectively address staff safety and the protection of IOM assets. 

The Field Security Officer will also be responsible and accountable for ensuring secure and safe movement related resettlement and return operations activities in Kenya.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  • Develop, plan and implement logistical strategies, related to the mission security including but not limited to the orderly movement of the Mission's resettlement and other movement programmes in close coordination with government, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Resettlement and Movement Management Division (RMM) and IOM Missions in the region and in the respective resettlement countries.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with relevant IOM partners including Government of Kenya officials, United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), embassies and officials of resettlement countries and UNHCR and other key partners in the mission.
  • Provide accurate and up to date assessments of the unpredictable security situation in Kenya and advise CoM on how to mitigate against identified threats and risk levels. Produce a Security Risk Assessment of all IOM premises indicating the identified threats and provide recommendations to the CoM. Provide appropriate safety and security management procedures related to the safety and security of IOM staff and the protection of IOM assets in the mission.
  • Attend all Security Management Teams (SMTs) and security cell meetings. Liaise with IOM’s Head of Staff Safety/Security Unit and Regional Security Officer, regarding relevant security matters. Represent the COM at the United Nations Security Management Team (UNSMT) meetings.
  • Review and monitor the level of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS) compliance in the various IOM offices in Kenya and effectively address all non-compliance findings.
  • Develop and provide UNDSS safety/security briefings for IOM staff deployed to and travelling within the Mission. Ensure regular updating of staff and coordinate travel security for the Mission relating to all IOM operations, including medical evacuations, and international staff travel within and from/to Kenya.
  • Manage assessments of road, air and sea transport networks, and possible rehabilitation to meet IOM goals of providing secondary transport and logistics assistance to refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and migrants caught in crisis.
  • Assess, facilitate and identify service providers, which will support IOM activities in the field, including making contractual arrangements with national staff, but most importantly, with IOM transport contractors. Identify means and implement measures to ensure and maintain a high level of integrity consistent with the principle of the Organization for the movement and operation as stipulated in the Movement Management Manual (MMM) and follow up with the implementation and monitoring.
  • Conduct security assessment for IOM main and Sub-Offices (SOs), as well as the Transit Centres, including the required rehabilitation of an existing structures and the management of these and other assets in the field.
  • Ensure effective cooperation between movement unit and all other IOM units; ensure security, order, and confidentiality of all interactions and transactions. Ensure sufficient security measures for IOM movement operations in Nairobi, Kenya, in coordination with the IOM Security Focal Point, taking into consideration UN Security Phase of the location and other potential risks.
  • Oversee the logistical arrangements for internal refugee travel and accommodation and assist the Movement unit in obtaining travel clearance from Government authorities in close coordination with UNHCR in all stage of the resettlement process.
  • Manage staff security awareness training to enable projects and programmes within the mission to enhance security attentiveness, risk knowledge and personal safety. Liaise and meet with Immigration officials from resettlement countries and the Government of Kenya on a regular basis to address security related concerns, help develop strategies and explore related opportunities as necessary.
  • Prepare periodic reports, evaluations and statistical reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis.
  • Develop and maintain the warden system to ensure accountability for all staff in the event of a security emergency or natural disaster.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a country specific Business Continuity Plan. Ensure that the plan is tested via table top exercise at least once a year.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Competencies
 
Behavioural
  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Technical
  • Interfaces with the UNDSS, safety/security counterparts, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to prepare adequate responses to security management challenges;
  • Anticipates and prepares adequate responses to matters affecting staff safety/security;
  • Displays availability outside of regular hours to respond to challenges.
Emergency and Crisis
  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;
  • Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;
  • Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners;
  • Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.
Required Qualifications and Experience
 
Education
  • Master’s degree in Political/Social Science, International Relations, Law Enforcement, Security Management, Disaster Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
Experience
  • Experience in Security management, Law enforcement, migrant processing and emergency response at an international level;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) system and exhibit the ability to work with UNDSS in the field.
  • Experience in working with transport providers;
  • Experience in refugee migration related issues, project development and in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions;
  • Knowledge of resettlement operations, particularly UNHCR, USRAP, Canada and Australia processing procedures;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with senior military and government counterparts;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a high degree of rational behaviour and decision making at all times irrespective of the gravity of the security environment;
  • Familiarity with East African context and previous working experience in the region an advantage.
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other UN/IOM official languages is an advantage.
How to Apply:
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by September 08, 2014 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

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