Job Title: Reporting / Communications Officer 

1 Position
 
Reference Position (according to Solidarités’ scale): Officer
 
Country and base of assignment: Kenya / Nairobi

Desired start date: 01/02/2015
 
Duration of financing for post: 1 year
 
Source of financing for post: ECHO/EU/OFDA/UNICEF
 
Duration of the mission: 1 year
 
Status / allowances and salaries: As per salary grid
 
Place of work: Nairobi duty station with frequent field visits to Kenya and Somalia (minimum 50%)
 
2. Objectives:
 
2.1 Context of the position: Solidarites International joint Kenya / Somalia mission was opened started in march 2007. SI has been directly implementing programs mainly in South and Central Somalia. In 2014 mission includes operations in one region in Kenya (Marsabit) and 3 regions in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Galgaduud).
 
This is a new position created to improve the quality of reporting and proposal writing and therefore alleviate the work load of technical coordinators. It will also help improving in house capacity building and training on reporting and proposal writing issues as well as developing the mission’s communication strategy.
 

The Reporting/ Communication Officer will be under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Programs and will work closely with the field teams – Field Coordinators, Programme Managers – and with the coordination programme team – WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods Coordinators. 

He/she will work with the Head of Mission on developing the communication strategy and drafting the Mission annual strategy.

 He/She will work with HoM on training plan for field bases.

2.2 Specific objectives
  1. The Reporting / Communications Officer (RCO)’s primary role is to produce and synthesize high quality reports and proposals, in close coordination with the CD, DCD programs, program coordinators, field management teams of Somalia mission and the Desk program manager.
  2. The Reporting/Communication Officer (RCO) will be involved in monitoring on-going projects in cooperation with M&E assistant. He/She will be also involved in cross-checking data collected in assessment reports and triangulating information used to design proposals.
  3. The RCO will be involved in designing a communications strategy for an internal and external audience, in addition to communicating the mission’s successes and stories internally and externally.
  4. The RCO will be responsible for training senior colleagues in Nairobi and the field in i) consolidating reports between units and preparing them in a more conducive manner for the targeted audience, ii) identifying communications opportunities and improving the quality of photos, videos, community engagement for reflecting the needs and responses in the communities.
  5. The Reporting/ Communications Officer (RCO) will be in charge of training program managers and field coordinators in drafting donor-based reports and consolidating relevant information, depending on the audience and the type of reports.
3. Profile Sought:
 
Education:
  • Master’s degree preferably in social sciences, international relations and/or development or other relevant discipline
Experience:
  • At least 1 year of related work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) at headquarter or on the field in Programme departments;
  • Experience in working in Somalia, preferably being based inside of the country and working with international NGO
  • Successful experience in reporting and contributing to proposal writing;
  • Experience in direct implementation of programs in Somalia and establishing relationship with communities will be an asset
  • Experience in training and capacity building;
  • Experience in designing communication strategies and preparing communication materials
  • Skills and/or experience in reporting on WASH and Food Security/ Livelihood activities are an asset.
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
  • Good knowledge of donors’ reporting guidelines (ECHO – OFDA);
  • Good knowledge of the Project Cycle Management;
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing skills in English,
  • Ability to synthetize information;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Good computer skills : MS products (WORD, EXCEL, Power Point, Publisher), Internet
Languages:
  • English: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • French: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • Somali: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
Other desirable qualities:
  • Flexible work attitude and proactive
  • Creativity and energy to implement new approaches
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment;
  • Strong capacity to work with initiative and without close supervision;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Fast learner, multitasking;
  • Ability to deal with heavy workload and constantly reassess priorities.
4. Context of the Post :
 
Brief overview of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL work in the country: Solidarites International has been operational in Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security. In Kenya, SOLIDARITES has field base in North Horr. Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID. 

In Somalia, SOLIDARITES has field bases in two regions: Gedo with offices in Mandera (on Kenyan side), Luuq and Elwaq and in Galgaduud with offices in Adaado and Abudwak. Projects are focusing on WASH and food security. SI secured funding form ECHO, OFDA, CHF and UNICEF. At the time of the writing of this job description SI is also considering opening activities in other locations.
 
How the mission is organised:
 
The coordination is based in Nairobi. The Field Team dedicated to Somalia Programs is based in Dadaab and Mandera in Kenya, close to the Somalia Border. Kenyan field office is in North Horr.

Insecurity in Somalia does of course affect our presence on the ground. This situation has deteriorated lastly, affecting all humanitarian activities of all humanitarian actors, and incurring real difficulty of access.

The Kenya/ Somalia mission does not follow a classic set up. There are two different missions followed by the same coordination team. Kenya and Somalia contexts are different. External actors (INGOs, LNGOs, donors, authorities, forums, etc.) are completely separated for Kenya and Somalia missions: it therefore multiplies the workload of the coordination team.

Specific context of the area in which the expatriate will be working
 
Main Working Location: Nairobi with 50% travel to Somalia/Kenya field bases. Nairobi is a relatively safe city, although precautions must be taken. Main risks are from vehicle accidents, mugging, and vehicle hijackings.
 
Current Field Visit locations and their security context:
 
a) Dadaab/Dhobley: Operational base for Lower Juba. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
b) Adaado: Operational base for Galgaduud. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
c) Mandera/Dollow: Operational base for Gedo. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
d) Other locations inside Somalia, where travel might be needed (i.e. Galckayo, Mogadishu, Dollow, Luuq, Elwak, Abudwaq, Kismayo, Garowe)
 
How to Apply:
 
Send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org. 

Please indicate the job title in the email subject line. 

Deadline for applications: 05th January 2015. 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
 
Solidarités International is an equal opportunities employer

Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Intern

Buyrentkenya is currently seeking an intern to work with our Marketing department. The Marketing and Communications internship will receive valuable hands on Marketing & Communications experience in a fast paced start-up environment. 

With this full time position the intern will be reporting directly to the line manager and on occasion to the founder of the company.

 The company creates a platform for buyers and sellers of property in Kenya to connect. As Kenya’s 12th most popular website, our website is a rapidly growing property portal that reaches over 160,000 monthly unique visitors.
This is a paid internship for recent graduates with a Marketing and/or Communications related background.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the creation of email campaigns, blog posts and other related online promotions
  • Website updates and maintenance
  • Tech support
  • Assist in the company's marketing campaigns and branding
  • Assist in the execution of the company's events
  • Assist in any other company related capacity
Qualifications:
  • Recent University graduate students and/or young professionals with 1 year marketing related experience.
  • Related internship experience and/or academic concentrations in Communications or Marketing
  • Experience with an array of social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Keen interest in Marketing or Communications
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive and be highly effective in a fast-paced and fluid environment. (We're a start-up, come up with an approach to solve the challenge rather than just state it.)
  • Overall eagerness and enthusiasm
  • Creative/ strategic thinker
  • A commitment of 40 hours per week
Bonus Points
  • Real Estate industry knowledge/experience
  • Online marketing experience
  • Energetic, ambitious, and have a go-getter attitude
Perks and Compensation
  • Monthly stipend provided
  • Real life work-experience
  • Possibility of future, full-time or part-time employment
  • Gain knowledge of real estate industry
  • Gain knowledge in online marketing, as well as traditional marketing and our own back office software
  • Fun, high-energy work environment
  • Awesome co-workers
How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to careers@buyrentkenya.com before 23, January, 2014.

Vacancies: Hub Attendants 

6 Positions

Boma Safi Limited is a Social Enterprise engaged in the distribution of life improving and poverty solving goods to Bottom of Pyramid (BoP) consumers in rural and peri urban markets. Boma Safi reaches these markets through engagement with Points of Sale who are typically entrepreneurs, SACCOs, women organizations and faith groups. 

To create a competitive environment in which we are better able to serve our clients, Boma Safi wishes to recruit self driven Hubs Attendants to assist in the operations of the organisation as it expands. 
Boma Safi is opening hubs and mini hubs in different regions, which seeks to improve on the current distribution system which relies on delivery logistics whereby products are supplied across the country from the central hub. 

The Hub attendants will be responsible for day to day management of the Hub working in liaison with Operations Coordinator and regional marketing teams. 
 
Boma Safi wishes to recruit Hub Attendants to be based in Mombasa (1 post), Eldoret (1 post), Kakamega (1 post), Thika (1 post), Nakuru (1 post), and Nanyuki / Embu (1 post).  

Key Duties for the Position:  

Reporting to the Regional Marketing Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and sharing of daily and weekly sales reports
  • Stock taking and inventory management for the Hub
  • Attending to walk in customers
  • In charge of Hub display arrangement
  • Coordinate transport and delivery systems
  • Handle customer complaints
  • Ensure all company assets are safe and well cared for
  • Ensure that the hub is clean and well organized at all times
  • Ensure maximum efficiency among the team assigned to the Hub
Qualifications / Skills:
  • Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Basic IT skills / Excellent Computer Skills
  • Excellent reporting and organizational skills
  • Experience in selling products / attending to a shop
  • Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili
  • A self starter
  • Age: 25 years and above
  • Ready to work in a start-up company
  • Can work effectively with minimum supervision
Package: The starting salary of Hub Attendants will be a gross of Kshs 15,000.  

If you possess the above skills, abilities and marketing drive, we are happy to engage with you. 

Please provide us with your resume and a letter of motivation, stating your availability and provide a functional phone contact. 

You must clearly indicate on the subject line which town/region you are interested in. 

All applications should be emailed to info@bomasafi.co.ke to be received on or before COB 4th January 2015.

The Nyali Children's Hospital is located in Mombasa North Mainland with branches in Likoni and Mikindani. 

The hospital has a vacancy for:

Graduate Management Trainees

Aged above 25 years and from recognized universities to be redeployed in Front Office Management that combines Customer Care, Finance and Administration and Human Resource. 

Only those who scored A or B in Maths and sciences in KCSE need apply.
Forward your application including relevant testimonials to P.O Box 43354-80100, Mombasa or drop it the NCH hospital Premises in Nyali.
Altima Africa is a strategy implementation firm that seamlessly integrates its consulting, training and recruitment services to effectively support the implementation of organisational strategies focusing on medium sized enterprises and public sector organisations in the region. 

This is in line with our mission, to provide innovative solutions that create and strengthen our clients’ competitiveness. Our solutions are delivered in the context of our values: creativity, innovation, collaboration and agility. 

Our focus is on the delivery of complex, end-to-end business transformation engagements encompassing: Strategy facilitation and implementation, Change management, Performance management, Business process re-engineering and Recruitment solutions.
Altima is seeking to recruit a self driven, organised and ambitious individual to the position of Human Resource Consultant in our Consulting Division.

The Position: The position holder will be reporting to the Principal Consultant, Consulting Division. 


They will be responsible for:
  • Provide clients with advisory and capacity building solutions throughout the entire HR lifecycle;
  • Business development from lead generation to preparation of client proposals;
  • Active participation in relevant professional fora and other thought leadership activities;
  • Supporting executive recruitment activities from candidate search to reporting;
  • Coordinating tasks undertaken with part time consultants; and
  • Compilation of market intelligence reports
The Ideal candidate should:
  • Hold a University Degree in a business related field
  • Have at least 3 years work experience
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Human Resource certification will be an added advantage
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please upload your CV including day time contact via www.altimaafrica.com/careers.php  

Deadline for application is 31st December 2014.

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