Job Description: Fashion Vendor Manager

Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.
Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of start ups specialized in e-commerce. 

We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, Glossybox… 

We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.
Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. 

To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us.

This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

Job Description

  • Defining commercial strategy
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key fashion suppliers
  • Managing changes in demand, logistics and plans for stock levels
  • Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Maintaining relationships with existing fashion suppliers and sourcing new suppliers
  • Attending trade fairs/events to source new products
  • Writing reports and forecasting sales levels
  • Seeking merchandise feedback from customers
  • Should have performed a similar role in the fashion industry for at least two years
  • A qualification in Purchasing and supplies/ Logistics/ Business
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Keen interest and knowledge of Fashion
Additional Information
  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An attractive salary package
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures
Please send your resume to:
1. Auto Cad Draughtsman
Diploma holder in mechanical engineering Knowledge and practice on Auto Cad, machine drawing and sheet metal development.
3 years experience in a similar position.
2. Site Engineer
Diploma in Engineering
Excellent planning, supervisory and delegating skills.
Strong analytical thinking and communication skills
Committed to Quality and Targets.
5 years of overall experience with 2 years as a site engineer.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their applications enclosing a C.V and application letter.

The deadline for submission of applications is 17th November, 2014
All applications should be sent to:
Vacancy: Volunteer for the Great Lakes Team 

Job Ref: 0907
Directorate: Global Operations
Location: Nairobi
Type: Volunteer 
Amnesty International is looking for a volunteer to assist the Great Lakes Team in their work. The volunteer should be available for a minimum of 3 days a week and preferably 5 days, for 6 months. The contract can be extended or renewed by mutual agreement.

Although the volunteer’s role will be supervised, he/she will be expected to work independently, use their initiative and manage their own tasks. Willingness to undertake some routine administrative tasks is crucial.

Projects may be devised by the team in collaboration with the volunteer, which will aim to assist the team in fulfilling its strategic objectives, while making the best use of the volunteer’s own skills, interests and experience.
Volunteering at Amnesty International, one of the world’s leading human rights organizations, can provide valuable experience and you will receive work references at the completion of your assignment. 

However, please note that volunteering does not lead directly to employment with Amnesty International.

The successful volunteer would be expected to carry out the following tasks:
  • Press monitoring and electronic filing: Monitor newspapers and other online media on a daily basis.
  • Databases: Maintaining and updating logs on a number of human rights issues, and others.
  • Filing: Assist with electronic filing and with filing of hardcopy material.
  • Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as photocopying, mailing, event organization, and organizing contacts.
We would expect the successful volunteer to have the following skills and experience:
  • Interest in and knowledge of the social, political and human rights context of DRC and the Great Lakes Region.
  • Background through study, work or other experience in a relevant area, such as human rights, law, international relations, political science or social sciences.
  • Commitment to Amnesty International’s mandate.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft word and excel.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French.
NB: Only applicants who have eligibility, i.e. Kenyan citizens or foreign students with a right to study and work in Kenya, will be considered for the above post.

Please note that any salary figure given is the gross figure, earnings will be subject to relevant local taxation.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing Date: 20 November 2014

Vacancy: Brand Ambassadors  
To provide information about the brand, products / services, generating sales opportunities and working to build customer preference for the brand. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote brand names, products and services.
  • Provides customer feedback regarding the brand to sales representatives.
  • Interacts with customers and sales prospects.
  • Generates public interest in the brand.
  • Represents the company in a positive way.
  • Performs other marketing duties relevant to promoting the brand.
  • Provides information to the company on sales opportunities in a particular community.
  • Maintains a customer database and makes regular contacts.
  • Provides customer feedback regarding the brand to sales managers
Education & Experience:
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing or any other related course.
  • 1 year proven sales track record.
Other Skills Required for the Job:

  • Client relationship skills.
  • Proactive, dynamic, and great team player.
  • Excellent English communication, both written and verbal.
  • Business orientation.
  • Planning and organization skill.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Employer: PMS Group Ltd.

E-mail add:

Deadline for applications: 17th November 2014 at 2:00pm.

Type of job: Full time.

Contact person: Wanjiku.

Format: e-mail subject should be: “sales representative”/”Brand ambassador” .
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

MSF Switzerland (MSF-CH) is currently seeking to employ a qualified candidate for the following position:

Function: Administration Manager

Start date:
 As soon as possible

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Juba

Scope of Responsibilities: 

The administration manager in the capital supports an effective and progressive Human Resource Management (HRM) organisation in collaboration with the Human Resource Coordinator. 

She/He is responsible to promote qualitative aspects of administration for all issues regarding international staff in the mission, and domestic staff at coordination level.
  • Implements MSFCH policies and develops management procedures and tools
  • Participates to HRM structures and administrative matters with HR Coordinator
  • Ensures strict compliance with MSF guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for the mission
  • Supervises all movement of personnel and all related formalities
  • Oversees visa application/renewal process for international staff
  • Works closely with Finance Department on per diem preparation for international staff
  • Ensures proper accommodation facilities for international staff, maintenance and related services
  • Ensures files and databases are up to date at all time
  • Participates in the preparation of budgets
  • Makes sure staffing is adequate in the admin department to respond to operational needs
  • Supervises administrative assistant and manages team of cooks and cleaners
  • Ensures and applies a qualitative recruitment process when needed
  • Ensures regular meetings and acts as a source of  information to the HR coordinator
Recruitment Criteria
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Business Administration from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience with demonstrated skills administration
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Management/Supervisory skills
  • NGO experience will be an added value
Personal Qualities
  • Open-mind person with very good organizational, negotiation, problem solving, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to listen, diplomatic, service and solution oriented
  • Flexibility, ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Good team player
How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV to the HR department at MSF Switzerland via email latest by 20.11.2014 at close of business 5pm. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

Vacancy Announcement No: OMN/006/2014
Post Title: Senior Programme Assistant (Resource & Pipeline Management Analyst)
Grade: Service Contract SC6 (G6 equivalent)
Duty Station: WFP’s Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, based in Nairobi
Salary: As per UN Service Contract Salary Bands
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. 

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Senior Programme Assistant (Resource and Pipeline Management Analyst), in support of the Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.
Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Resource Management Analyst, the Senior Programme Assistant (RMA) will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Analyze monthly pipeline data in format for use by OMN Supply Chain Group to aid Supply Chain Group on resource allocation priorities and analysis for forward purchasing facility inventory replenishment;
  • Effectively monitor fund balances in the financial system and any variances is followed up with CO;
  • Support the Compilation and provision of simplified one page funds management overview of Country office Projects situation and provide recommendations to COs on monthly basis/initiate RMA Supply chain format templates/ initiate pipeline Bulletin templates;
  • Recommend & Create user friendly tools using MS Office applications for the unit that can minimize human errors and reduce delays in request for information and time workflows;
  • Better planning, review and further recommendations to management on enhancements of fund management and accountability system, continuously assess existing gaps, and the extent to which funds management and accountability is performed by existing systems;
  • Provide input and feedback to new and existing Global templates and resource analysis reports;
  • Provide comprehensive analysis on project performance and resource surplus/deficit, and recommend appropriate actions to be undertaken by CO management;
  • With support from Supervisor, acquire skills and keep self-abreast in the review of project performance analysis on Surplus/Deficits and perform BRs feedback analysis;
  • Acquaint Rules and regulations, policies and procedures are made available to all relevant staff relevant staff have received adequate training on the financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures;
  • To enhance the knowledge of CO counterparts with regard to the resource management and pipeline issues in their daily work;
  • Ensure project budgets are accurate and timely checked, reviewed;
  • Review budget plans for new and on-going projects and provide expert advice on budgetary adjustments required for effective utilization of funds by RB/CO(ii) Recommend follow up actions in respect to approval process for all projects so that all documentation are in line with the Programme Review Committee (PRC) recommendations and data in WFP corporate system;
  • Collect operational pipeline data and prioritize operations in the region to facilitate multilateral allocation process (SRAC process)& Provide qualitative support to CO to ensure, more effective and efficient pipeline management;
  • Coordination and the creation of monthly OMN Pipeline bulletin including continuous improvements of design and information/ data included;
  • Enhance information sharing and coordination between, Programme, Donor Relation, Pipeline, and Procurement & Logistics in the regional bureau in order to optimize the supply chain;
  • Attend and act as Secretariat to the supply chain Group; Take minutes at meeting of SCG/ Record follow up actions/ follow through with other units for availability to meetings and follow up actions;
  • Attend SCG meetings and note developing issues within units.
Qualifications and Experience
Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in supply chain management, development economics, emergency or other related field.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience of which at least one year closely related to operations, food aid related work or other related field. 
  • At least one year at the G5 level or equivalent.
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages. 
  • Proficiency in Excel and fair knowledge on Pivot tables: This level of skills is required to use advanced techniques for analyzing and manipulating data in Excel 2), automate some operations, manage Macro Commands, and create MS Excel applications.  
  • Customize the work area, use advanced functions (Names, VLOOKUP, IF, IS), work with Pivot Tables, use spreadsheet web components, manage macro commands, concepts planning, operations, execution, modification, interruption, use personalized toolbars and perform some programming in VBA. 
  • Knowledge of WFP financial regulations; and rules and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.
  • Well organized with sound judgement;
  • Ability to complete accurate reports and/or data with minimal guidance;
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision and to supervise and train support staff;
  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data and to resolve operational problems;
  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential.
Application Procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications: 16 November 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to:
WFP does not charge fees at any stage during the recruitment process.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited is a leading diversified financial services Group in the country offering a wide range of Insurance and Asset Management services to individuals, small businesses, corporations and government entities. 

British-American is a global financial services company with offices in London, Mauritius, Malta and Kenya.

Vacancy: Assistant Manager Service Desk

Statement of Purpose: The IT Assistant Service Desk Manager is responsible for managing and advancing the first-level service and second level support of end-user service requests and computing issues. The position requires strong managerial skills, and a deep commitment to end-user satisfaction and experience in driving process improvement.

Description: This role manages the performance of Level 1 and Level 2 Services & Support to clients and ensures that agreed service levels are achieved. 

The role is responsible for managing a team of Service Desk analysts, Desktop support personnel, including in-house and out-sourced resources, who provide technical assistance to all Britam staff. 

Additionally the role has the responsibility of managing all procedures related to identification, prioritization and resolution of incidents, including the monitoring, tracking and coordination of Service Desk functions. 

The Assistant Service Desk Manager is also responsible for planning, designing, and analyzing the organization’s service desk according to best practices, while ensuring high levels of customer service quality and availability.

This individual will develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures to ensure consistent service levels and quick resolutions. 

The role is also responsible for staffing capacity planning, service process design, performance analysis, and developing proactive resolution plans. 

The holder of this role will also contribute to and coordinate problem management, request fulfillment processes, service and Asset configuration management and change management.

  • Carries supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies to manage the service desk staff, including motivating them, recruiting, preparing overall performance evaluations and training.
  • Develop, manage, measure and report on key service-level metrics, including average response time, first-contact resolution rate, mean time to repair, cost per call, call avoidance, demand mix and end-user productivity.
  • Strive for continuous improvement of the incident management process and the integration of the incident management process with other IT operations management processes, such as problem and change management.
  • Build and maintain relationships with all IT units to ensure that IT-delivered services and end-user productivity goals are understood and exceeded.
  • Perform end-user satisfaction surveys (transactional and periodic), and develop action plans to address areas needing improvement.
  • Advance the use of a knowledge repository to share information among all levels of IT service and support.
  • Prepare cost analyses, budget plans and proposals as needed.
  • Be an active member of the change, release, asset and problem management teams responsible for increased call avoidance, improved asset use and decreased end-user downtime.
  • Leverage service desk best practices and process frameworks, such as the ITIL, to drive continual process improvement.
  • Promote self-service tools and the knowledge repository as mechanisms to improve end-user satisfaction and reduce costs.
  • Perform trend analyses, and develop action plans for improving service timeliness and reducing costs. Develop and monitor Service Desk success criteria including responsiveness and customer satisfaction.
  • Stay abreast of trends in service desk operations, management, technologies, sourcing, policies, procedures and other external changes that could have an impact on service desk services.
  • Develop a strategy for leveraging social networking to capture support activities, increase business communication and help support end users.
  • Monitors the service desk report tracking system and monitor outstanding or critical issues.
  • Ensures that work is performed and completed in an efficient and timely manner, and meets customer needs and corporate quality standards.
  • Serve as escalation point for issues beyond project team authority; resolve conflicts involving scheduling, resources, or technical issues.
  • Manage the service desk 24/7 throughout the year and must be available for off-hour support when necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

  • The IT Assistant service desk manager must have experience in troubleshooting conventional software and hardware platforms.
  • The IT Assistant service desk manager must have sound communications skills and experience working alongside other IT and business management professionals.
  • The IT Assistant service desk manager must have the ability to foster relationships with end users and must become the champion of end-user satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software
Education / Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years managing a Call Center or Service Desk function in an environment similar in size and complexity to our organization (required)
  • ITIL V3 certification (required)
Key Skills / Specialization:
  • Degree in Science/IT/Computer Science
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014

County Government of Meru
Department of Treasury

Pursuant to the constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Microfinance Corporation Act, 2014, the County Government of Meru established a Microfinance Corporation mainly with the objective of providing microfinance banking services to small and medium enterprise, undertaking any business related microfinance banking, carry out such other roles necessary for the better purpose of this Act, key among others.
The management of the Corporation shall vest in the board of directors and therefore wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions.
1. Two professionals to the board and
2. The Managing Director who shall be an ex officio member of the board
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Holds a degree in economics, Business law, finance, accounting, business or any related field from a recognized university
  • Has experience of at least five years in management and
  • Meets the requirement of chapter Six of the constitution
A person shall not be a member of the Board;
a) Unless the person is fit and proper to be in a Board of microfinance bank as prescribed by the Central Bank
b) If the person is a director in a Bank or a Microfinance
For the managing Director, the term of the office shall be three years, which may be renewed for further one and final term. 

However, Member of the Board shall be three years which may be renewed for one further term after which the person shall retire from the board for at least two years before eligible for reappointment to the board.

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to;

County Government of Meru
Department of Treasury
P.O Box 120-60200

NB. Applications should reach County Government Department of Treasury on or before Monday 24th November 2014.
We are looking for professional writers who are experience in writing academic papers of different topics. 

The applicants must be well versed in the different citations styles such as APA, MLA, HARVARD, CHICAGO and OXFORD.

The applicant must also posses other writing skills and be able to meet deadlines and work under minimal supervision.

Payments: Rates will vary with writer experience, nature of urgency, and complexity starting from Ksh 300 - 400/=  per page

Payments are done twice a month usually on 1st and 15th of every month.

The mode of payment will be through M-Pesa.
Applicants must have past experience in academic writing and must have a degree in any relevant field.

If you feel that you meet the requirements, then attach a resume and 2 sample of your academic writing when applying

Job Title: Sales Representative 
Purpose: To achieves maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned Territory and/or market segment by effectively selling the company’s products and/or related services.

Personally contacts and secures new business accounts/customers.

Core functions:
  • Promotes / sells / secures orders from existing and prospective customers through a relationship-based approach.
  • Demonstrates products and services to existing/potential customers and assists them in selecting those best suited to their needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory / market segment to generate new business for the organizations Products / services.
  • Make telephone calls and in-person visits and presentations to existing and prospective customers.
  • Research sources for developing prospective customers and for information to determine their potential.
  • Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers.
  • Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
  • Coordinates sales effort with brand ambassadors.
  • Analyzes the territory/market’s potential and determines the value of existing and prospective customer’s value to the organization.
  • Supplies management with oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.
  • Keeps abreast of product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical service areas.
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business administration
  • 2 years experience is sales.
Other Skills Required for the Job:
  • Client relationship skills.
  • Highly competitive and goal oriented.
  • Proactive, dynamic, and great team player.
  • Excellent English communication, both written and verbal.
  • Business orientation.
  • Between the ages of 23yrs to 30yrs.
  • Planning and organization skill.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Employer: PMS Group Ltd.

E-mail add:

Deadline for applications: 17th November 2014 at 2:00pm.

Type of job: 
Full time.

Contact Person:

Format: e-mail subject should be: “sales representative”/”Brand ambassador” .

UNICEF Somalia
Vacancy Announcement Ref: UNICEFSOM//2014/005
Title: Programme Assistant (Nutrition Monitoring)
Category and Grade Level: General Support (GS-6)
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Length of Contract: One (1) Year
Organization Unit: Programme / ACSD / Nutrition
Duty Station: Garowe
Closing Date of Application: 22nd November, 2014
If you are qualified and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of Programme Assistant- Nutrition Monitoring with UNICEF Somalia, Garowe office

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
Purpose of the Post: Under general guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Project Officer, performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty in support of nutrition programme activities.
The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for one year. Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertake field visits to provide supportive supervision and monitor implementation of nutrition activities by government and partners and share field visit reports with highlighted corrective action on a regular basis for quality service delivery.
  • In collaboration with the nutrition team support government and partners in training health and nutrition staff and /or community workers in key areas of nutrition programming, and ensures logistics, administrative and technical assistance to all UNICEF supported nutrition training workshops.
  • Scrutinize plans of operations, exchange of letter and takes appropriate follow-up action. 
  • Assist in the administrative processing of government requests for assistance. 
  • Carry out specific administrative operational/control for nutrition project/programme activities, e.g. regarding preparation of distribution plans, emergency stocks monitoring including following up of liquidation of implemented projects, preparation of release orders, and processing of partners request for assistance as necessary
  • Support the nutrition team in collecting, collating and organizing (electronic and hard copies) nutrition information/statistics on a regular basis from government and partner records and reports and contributes to maintenance of accurate, complete and up-to-date information on nutrition programme activities and for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submission to partners (including Somali authorities as applicable) by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections. 
  • Prepares background information, including budgets, for use in discussions with Governments and other organizations; and supports maintenance of nutrition cluster coordination mechanisms.
  • In close collaboration with Accelerated Child Survival and Development (ACSD) team, assist Government and partners in the overall integration of the Basic Nutrition Services Package (BNSP) components with health, WASH actions for maximum impact of nutrition response.
  • Organize data and information, prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for zonal nutrition activities; 
  • Maintain zonal nutrition documentation center, including Child Info documentation.
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor to ensure smooth implementation of the programme
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • Completion of secondary school education; preferably post-secondary school qualification supplemented by technical or university course in relevant field (public health, nutrition, statistics, applied research, data management).
  • Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work; knowledge of different nutrition interventions including emergency nutrition preparedness and response
  • Proficiency in written and oral English and Somali is required
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office computer programmes.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and communicate with tact.
  • Ability to work independently and accurately.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • High sense of integrity with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationship
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form (CLICK HERE to download), updated CV and copies of academic certificates. UN staffs are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Human Resources Unit, NEZ
Vacancy Number: UNICEFSOM//2014/005
Garowe, Somalia
Email to:

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned. 

Ensure you send copies of your testimonials. 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

UNICEF is a non-smoking environment
Scholarships : Promoting development in Africa through education and training

Applications for 2016 Open 1 September – 12 December 2014

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government. 
They promote development in Africa through a large-scale program of training opportunities for African professionals.

About Australia Awards: Australia Awards Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. The objective of the Awards is to provide high-quality education and training to talented Africans who will be in a position, on their return home, to make an important contribution to national or regional development.

For studies commencing in 2016, Australia Awards Scholarships are available to eligible applicants from 11 African countries. 

Masters-level Awards: Australia Awards Scholarships are currently being offered at Masters degree level for 2016. Focus sectors reflect areas that have been identified as priorities by partner  governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-class expertise and experience.

Current priority sectors include:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Extractives
  • Public Policy
Priority sectors vary by country. Check your country page on the Australia Awards website.
Eligibility: To be considered for an Award, applicants need to hold an undergraduate degree and be employed in a field relevant to their country’s national development priorities.

The applicant’s employer must endorse the application.

In most eligible countries, Awards are available to applicants from the public sector, civil society organisations and the private sector.

Strong applicants whose English language proficiency is not of a level that meets entry requirements for study in Australia may be entitled to English language training before leaving for Australia to take up an Award. HIV-positive condition is not a barrier to eligibility.

To check whether your country is eligible for Masters-level Awards, please refer to the map on the right or visit our website:

Schedule: Interviews will be held in May and June 2015 in venues across Africa. Successful  applicants can expect to commence their studies in Australia in January 2016, unless they require English language training in advance of taking up the Award.

All Awardees must be issued with a visa by the Australian Government before they take up their Scholarship.

Gender Equality: Australia Awards targets equal participation by women and men. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees if necessary, to ensure parity as far as possible.

Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aims to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from Africans with disability are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.

Costs Covered: Australia Awards cover the full cost of tuition fees (up to two years), training materials, accommodation, living expenses, health insurance for basic medical and hospital care in Australia, and travel.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application forms, please visit the Australia Awards

Africa Fellowships : Promoting development in Africa through education and training

Applications open:
 1 September 2014 - 16 January 2015

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government. They promote development in Africa through a large-scale program of training opportunities for African professionals

Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships: Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships provide short-term training opportunities for African professionals in specialised fields.

The objective of the Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships is to develop the capacity and leadership skills of Africans so they can contribute more effectively to development in their home countries.

Course durations range between one and three months. Training is delivered in Australia as well as in various locations in Africa. Key sectors of focus, agreed between Australia and African partner governments are:
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Extractives
  • Public Policy
Details of individual courses are published on the Australia Awards website:

To be eligible for an Australia Awards – Africa Fellowship, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria, including the following:
  • Citizen of an eligible African country
  • Minimum academic requirement (normally Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • Mid- to senior-level professional currently employed in a relevant field
  • Meets relevant post-graduation work experience requirements
  • Demonstrates a clear vision for how the knowledge gained through the Fellowship will be used to improve policy, practice, research or reform in their home country
  • Satisfactory English proficiency to enable full participation in a training course delivered in English
  • Satisfies all requirements of the Australian Government for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa HIV-positive condition is not a barrier to eligibility.
Detailed eligibility criteria are published on the Australia Awards website:

Gender Equality: Australia Awards targets equal participation by women and men. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees if necessary, to ensure parity as far as possible.

Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aims to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from Africans with disability are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.

Costs Covered: Australia Awards cover the full cost of tuition fees, training materials,  accommodation, living expenses, health insurance for basic medical and hospital care in Australia and in Africa, and travel within Africa and to and from Australia.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application forms, please visit the Australia Awards
Job Title: Programme Officer (Head of Field Office)

Post Type / Grade: Fixed Term - NOB 

Duty Stations: Eldoret
Deadline for application: 16 November 2014

Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the incumbent will oversee the efficient implementation and smooth functioning of WFP assistance programmes at regional level that includes Counties and sub counties, trouble shoot and resolve operational challenges, identify potential problems and propose remedial actions as well as ensure regular monitoring.
He/she will also be required to engage stakeholders i.e. GoK county level/regional authorities, non-governmental partner organizations, private and public sector representatives and community representatives for alignment, coordination and distribution of accurate and timely assistance and manage the financial and administrative aspects of the field office including the management and coordination of the office staff. 

Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for overall programme management which includes implementation and monitoring of programmes and activities in the region;
  • Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs engaged in the field of food security;
  • Represent WFP in key meetings with government and other partners;
  • Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, including weekly sitreps generated within his/her area of responsibility, proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes, regional DM/PDM reports on monthly basis, take lead in consolidating some of the regional reports;
  • Ensure adequate support to rains assessment missions and carry out rapid assessments as necessary in coordination with government and other partners to review beneficiary needs;
  • Organize WFP support in targeting through adequate information-sharing with Cooperating Partner (CP) staff and communities;
  • Assist the government in identifying fields of development where food assistance can be usefully employed and give assistance in planning, formulating, and targeting recipients for new requests for WFP assistance;
  • Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view project outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places and points where WFP commodities are received in the country, in order to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives;
  • Ensure continuing liaison with bilateral food assistance programmes, with UN agencies and NGOs providing technical or other forms of assistance to WFP-assisted projects;
  • Advise the local administration offices/staff on the handling, transport, storage and distribution of the commodities supplied by WFP;
  • Advise the Government/CP on the maintenance of all records, as stipulated in the valid agreements (MoUs, LoUs);
  • Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to food assistance;
  • Assist heads of programmes from CO in all matters related to the delivery of WFP assistance and bring to the attention of appropriate staff any administrative constraints arising from rapidly evolving situations in the field;
  • Overall supervision of all staff at the field office and provide training and technical guidance to programme staff in their work;
  • Take the lead in organizing VIP visits to the counties (donors, WFP executive management staff);
  • Perform other duties as required, including direct responsibility for administrative/ procurement requirements of the unit
Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:
  • University Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Business Administration, Development Studies Social Sciences, Development Studies or a field relevant to International Development Assistance. Advanced University Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ post-graduate professional experience in commerce, business administration, Development or food aid support.
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard software packages and systems. 
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in written and oral English and good spoken Kiswahili.
Interested and qualified internal Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
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