Kisii County Government

County Public Service Board
 
County Director Revenue 

(1 Post)
 
Job Group ‘R’
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shall be answerable to the County Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning;
  • Shall be the Chief Revenue Collector and maintenance of all the records thereto;
  • Identify other sources of County Revenue and maximize all revenue collection;
  • Active team member in preparation of County Budgets;
  • Maintain county expenditure records and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual statistics;
  • Institute integrated financial management system from the County Headquarters up to the Ward Offices;
  • Apply best accounting practices for effective utilization of county resources;
  • Oversee cash management and county exchequer operations.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a first degree preferably in any of the following areas- Finance, Accounting, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship. A master’s degree in the said disciplines may be an added advantage;
  • Must hold CPA(K) or equivalent from other accounting professional body and be of good standing;
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in a busy finance working environment;
  • Ability to multi-task and offer advisory services to interested stakeholders;
  • Be a good systems analyst; and
  • Articulate in figures and has clear mind in the concept of ‘finance follows function’.
County Deputy Director Revenue 
(2 posts)
 
Job Group ‘Q’
 
The County Deputy Director Revenue Officer will be responsible to the County Director Revenue Officer for the day to day running of the County Revenue Collection Section.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement national policies and statutory regulations on revenue;
  • Implement county policies and county regulations on revenue;
  • Develop and implement a plan to create demand and achieve revenue growth;
  • Design effective, efficient and secure systems of collecting revenue;
  • Identify and rate economic potentials of new revenue streams;
  • Advise the relevant county committee on matters of new revenue streams;
  • Maintain schedules for revenue source within the county;
  • Device ways to motivate those who pay rates, fees and charges;
  • Develop and deploy revenue staff within the county;
  • Set broad performance targets in collection of revenue;
  • Prepare monthly reports on revenue collection and deposits to county accounts;
  • Set up an effective mechanism for monitoring and ensuring system integrity and security; and
  • Undertake periodic surveys to determine feasibility in revenue collection.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Have served for at least five (5) years in a challenging Public Service or Private Sector organization;
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounts option) degree or an equivalent relevant degree, CPA (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications;
  • Be thoroughly conversant with various financial management computer packages;
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or equivalent with a good professional standing.
  • A Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) will be an added advantage.
County Assistant Director Revenue 
(2 posts)
 
Job Group ‘P’
 
The County Assistant Director Revenue will be responsible to the County Deputy Director revenue officer for the day to day running of the County Revenue Collection Section.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement national policies and statutory regulations on revenue;
  • Implement county policies and county regulations on revenue;
  • Develop and implement a plan to create demand and achieve revenue growth;
  • Design effective, efficient and secure systems of collecting revenue;
  • Identify and rate economic potentials of new revenue streams;
  • Advise the relevant county committee on matters of new revenue streams;• Maintain schedules for revenue source within the county;
  • Device ways to motivate those who pay rates, fees and charges;
  • Develop and deploy revenue staff within the county;
  • Set broad performance targets in collection of revenue;
  • Prepare monthly reports on revenue collection and deposits to county accounts;
  • Set up an effective mechanism for monitoring and ensuring system integrity and security; and
  • Undertake periodic surveys to determine feasibility in revenue collection.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Have served for at least five (3) years in a challenging Public Service or Private Sector organization;
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounts option) degree or an equivalent relevant degree, CPA (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications;
  • Be thoroughly conversant with various financial management computer packages;
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or equivalent with a good professional standing.
  • A Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) will be an added advantage.
Senior Revenue Officer 
(2 Posts)
Job Group
 ‘L’
 
The Senior Revenue Officer will be responsible to the County Assistant Director Revenue for the day to day running of the County Revenue Collection Section.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor revenue collection in the sub county;
  • Prepare timely and accurate revenue reports for the sub county;
  • Certify and verify revenue returns from the sub county;
  • Collection and banking of revenue collected at sub county;
  • Custodian of accountable documents at sub county;
  • Doing postings and analysis in cashbook at the sub county;
  • Banking the revenue collected at the sub county;
  • Submitting weekly revenue returns and preparation of monthly returns for the sub county;
  • Supervision of Ward Revenue collectors.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a degree in either finance, accounting or economics from a recognized institution and has working experience of 3 years; OR
  • Has basic accounting proficiency and has worked for at least 7 years in revenue related duties;
  • Results oriented and can work with minimum supervision.
Deputy Director Enforcement Compliance 
(1 Post)
Job group 
‘Q’
 
Reporting to the Director Enforcement and Compliance. 

Deputy Director Enforcement Officer will be in charge of assisting the Director, Enforcement and Compliance either in a) Kisii Town or b) Other Municipal, Town and Market areas of the County
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify all areas where enforcement services are required.
  • Enforce all County laws as directed by the County Head Legal Services.
  • Promotion of national values, principles of good governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director, Enforcement and Compliance.
Requirements for appointment
  • Have a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Relevant working experience of not less than five (5) years in the public service or in the private sector.
  • Must have experience in law enforcement in the public or private sector.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be computer literate.
Assistant Director Enforcement and Compliance
(1 Post)
Job Group 
‘P’
 
Reporting to the Deputy Director Enforcement and Compliance.

The Assistant Director, Enforcement and Compliance Officer will be in charge of assisting the Deputy Director, Enforcement and Compliance in Other Municipal, Town and Market areas of the County
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify all areas where enforcement services are required.
  • Enforce all County laws as directed by the County Head Legal Services.
  • Promotion of national values, principles of good governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director
Enforcement and Compliance Officer
 
Requirements for appointment
  • Have a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Relevant working experience of not less than five (5) years in the public service or in the private sector
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be computer literate.
General Conditions for all Applicants:
  • Must be a Kenya citizen
  • That you already fulfill expectations of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity
  • Terms and conditions of service for the advertised posts are permanent and pensionable
Must have the following
  1. Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and-Anti Corruption Commission
  2. Certificate of Good Conduct (Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department)
  3. Tax Clearance Certificate from KRA
  4. Clearance Certificate from HELB
  5. Certificate of Registration and a letter of Good Standing, if one is a member of a professional body
Note: Those with masters’ degree will have an added advantage.
 
How to Apply
 
All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials. 

They should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left side the position/specific area you are applying for to reach on or before 20th February, 2015 and addressed to:

The Board Secretary
Kisii County Public Service Board
P O Box 1848-40200
Kisii, Kenya

Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Kisii Public Service Board offices situated at Mwalimu House 3rd Floor.

Kisii County is an equal opportunity employer

County Government of Busia
 
Office of the Governor
 
Vacancies
 
Members of Busia County Public Service Board
 
(2 Positions)
 
Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the staffing of County Governments. Further, the county Government Act, No. 17 of 2012, section 57, provides for the establishment of the County Public Service Board.

Accordingly, the office of the Governor, Busia County, wishes to recruit qualified and competent persons to fill two vacant positions in the county public service board.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and abolish offices in the county public service.
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in the county public offices including on the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments
  • Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove persons holding or acting in those offices.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.
  • Promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and Principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied with within the County Public Service.
  • Facilitate the development of coherent; integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the County.
  • Advise the County Government on human resource management and development.
  • Advise the County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national Performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendations to the salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, Pensions and gratuities for county public employees.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya (A master degree will be an added advantage)
  • Have knowledge and working experience of not less than five years in Administration and Management.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a Professional in good standing who has demonstrated absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • Understand the diversity within the county.
  • Be a Visionary and strategic thinker
  • Have capacity to work under Pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county Government to achieve its vision
Note
  • The Advertisement is open to applicants from both public and private sectors
  • A member of the County Public Service Board shall not hold any other state or public office
  • State and public officers who may apply will have to religuish their positions before appointment as members of the County Public Service Board by H.E the Governor.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.
  • Interested applicants are expected to get clearances from:
a. Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
 
b. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
 
c. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
 
d. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
 
(Applicants MUST submit copies of VALID clearance certificates as stated above together with their applications.)
  • Remuneration for the above positions will be commensurate with those Published (or to be Published) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
  • The County Government of Busia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons with disabilities and the youth to apply for the positions.
  • Members of the County Public Service Board to be appointed will serve on either full-time or part-time basis.
How to Apply
 
Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, giving the applicant’s phone number and full contacts of three referees and photocopies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.
 
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for Position of Member of County Public Service Board” on the top left hand side of the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:
 
Posted applications should be addressed to:

The Acting County Secretary
County Government of Busia
Private Bag, code 50400
Busia Kenya
 
Hand – delivery applications should be delivered to the Reception office at the Acting County Secretary’s office, at the former Municipal Council Headquarters, Busia (and signed for), during official working hours (8.00am to 5.00pm) from Monday to Friday. 

On line applications should be emailed to: info@busiacounty.go.ke

Applications should reach the Acting County Secretary on or before Monday, 23rd February, 2015 by 5.00pm.

Ezekiel Otieno Okwach
Acting County Secretary
County Government of Busia.
County Government of Busia
 
County Public Service Board

Vacancy: Chief Officer – Education and Vocational Training 

Job Group ‘S’ 

(One Position)

Pursuant to Articles 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and Sections 45 (1) (a), 59 (1) (b) and 63 (1) of the County Governments Act No., 17 of 2012, the County Government of Busia wishes to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill a vacancy in the position of a Chief Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
 

The Chief Officer will be the authorized officer in respect of exercises of delegated power and shall be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member for the Department of Education and Vocational Training for:
  1. The Administrative duties of the Department
  2. Implementation of policies and development plans
  3. Development and implementation of Strategic Plans
  4. Formulation and implementation of effective programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals.
  5. Promotion of the national values and principles of governance and the Principles of public Service referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Is a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.)
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of the 2010 on Leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional in good standing who has demonstrated absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conducts.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than five years in education Management and Administration.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be a Visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government to achieve its Vision.
Note
  • The advertisement is open to applicants from both Public and Private sectors
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted
Interested applicants are required to get clearances from:
 
a) Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
 
b) Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
 
c) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
 
d) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Tax Compliance Certificate)
 
(Applicants MUST submit copies of valid clearance certificates as stated above together with their applications).
 
The County Government of Busia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons with disabilities and the youth to apply for the position.

Terms of Service: Contract
 
Salary: kshs.120,270 X 5902 – 126,172 X 6077 – 132,249 X 6252 – 138,501 X 6427 – 144,928 X 7152 – 152,060 X 13640 – 165,700 X 14,960 – 180,660 per month plus House Allowance of Kshs.56,000 and Commuter Allowance of kshs.20,000 per month.

How to apply
 
Each application should be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, giving full contacts of three referees and photocopies of relevant academic and professional certificates, a national identity card or passport and other relevant supporting documents.
 
All applications should be clearly marked “application for position of Chief Officer” on the top left hand side of the envelop and submitted in any of the following way:
 
Posted applications should be addressed to:
 
The Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board
Private bag, code 50400
Busia Kenya.
 
Hand delivery applications should be delivered at the reception desk of the County Public Service Board, Port Victoria House, County Government Annex, next to Ministry of Energy, Busia (and signed
for),during official working hours(8:00am to 5:00pm)from Monday to Friday

Applications should reach the secretary/CEO county public service board on or before 23rd February 2015.
Aeronav Engineering - Orley Airpark
 
Aircraft Engineer Required
 
We have a vacancy for the above position, with the following requirements:
 
a) Must be a Kenyan citizen.
 
b) Age not exceeding 55 Yrs.
 
c) Must have a KCAA AME License on ELECTRICALS, AVIONICS with PITOT - STATIC and COMPAS & approvals.

d) Experience on the above for not less than TEN YEARS.

e) Must be prepared to live around ORLEY AIRPARK.

Kindly apply online: recruitment@flyingschool.co.ke

Alliance Girls High School seeks to recruit competent persons for the following positions:
 
1. Cateress
 
Qualification and Experience
  • Must have a Diploma in Catering and Institutional Management from a renowned institution.
  • Must have a C plain and above in K.C.S.E.
  • Must have 3 years’ experience in an educational institution.
  • Must be 35 years of age and above.
  • Being computer literate would be an added advantage.
2. Matron / House Keeper
 
Qualification and Experience

  • Must have a diploma in house keeping and institutional management from a renowned institution.
  • Must have a C plain and above in K.C.S.E
  • Must have 3 years experience in house keeping and institutional management in in an educational institution.
  • Must be 35 years of age and above.
  • Being computer literate would be an added advantage.
Application along with copies of academic and professional certificates, and Up-to-date CV and contacts of three referees should be sent to reach the school on or before 17th February 2015.

Letters should be addressed to:

The Chairperson,
Personnel Committee,
Alliance Girls High School,
P.O. Box 109 - 00902, 
Kikuyu.

Job Title: Regional Human Resources Officer

Reports to:
 Regional Human Resources Manager            
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
 
About RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. 

By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Relief International Africa office seeks  a competent and  passionate HR Officer to support its operations in  the region. 

Working with the  RHRM , the HR Officer  will  provide quality HR compliance and administrative support to the teams in Nairobi  and field offices.  

The HRO will be acting in the absence of the  RHRM.

The RHRO will support the RHRM in performing the following tasks:

Recruitment
  • Ensure that field HR Officers/Managers follow RI recruitment process and steps in to support local recruitment efforts when needed
  • Work with Field HR Officers to ensure orientation of newly hired local staff.
  • Assist in launching and implementing RI’s on-boarding program at field level targeting newly hired local staff and international staff alike.
  • Support international staff deployment efforts (accommodation, travel, etc.)
Compensation and Benefits
  • Spot check and audit field offices practices to ensure that proper payroll process is followed. Check timesheets to ensure supporting documents and proper grant codes are there.
  • Assist field office by ensuring that each field office is using the proper forms. Provide access to resources if needed.
  • Support Payroll processing at the regional office.
  • Assist in salary surveys and creation of field salary scales.
Training
  • Work with Field HR Officers to make sure all staff are registered and have access to RI’s Learning Management System.
  • Support RHR Officers and Field management in identifying courses on the LMS or externally.
  • Follow up with Field Offices to make sure that training needs are identified during the Performance Review Process then work with the Global Training Director to support the field offices in ensuring that staff have access to training.
HR Generalist Support
  • Support Field HR Officers in making sure that all staff are registered on RI’s personnel Database and perform periodic checks to ensure that the information is up to date and accurate.
  • Draft PAFs, CAFs, Contracts, and other employment agreements for review by the RHRM.
  • Support investigations and fact-finding processes when needed.
  • Provide support to regional office on areas related to visas, work permits, etc.
  • Any other duty within  the scope of  the  role as directed by the  Line manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
  • A Bachelors degree preferably in Human Resource Management, Operations  Management and/or  Business Administration.
  • Additional HR related training  such as  Higher National  Diploma in  HR ( IHRM)  or (PHR) is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years  work experience in an HR environment in a private or  Non government organization, experience working in projects across multiple countries  an added advantage
  • Strong customer service skills, personable, able to comfortably and pleasantly deal with a variety of people
  • Familiarity with  the Employment Law for countries across operational areas.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team oriented environment.
  • Proficient in IT - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and  HR Information Systems.
  • Excellent  written and spoken English, French language an added advantage
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field across RI programmes in  Africa
How to Apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post, current email and phone contacts and include three referees.

Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CV to hrkenya@ri.org not later than Friday 20th February 2015.
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. 

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position.

Technology Product Manager – Nairobi, Kenya (Re-Advertisement)
 
Program Summary: The AgriFin Accelerate program will operate in three African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm
and crop management tools and financial services are "bundled" in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially.

The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale. 

We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, financial service providers, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers. 

The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled
services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
 
General Position Summary: The Technology Product Manager (TPM) will provide technical support and direction related to technology on all technical assistance and partner engagement with AgriFin Accelerate program partners across all three countries, including banks, MFIs, insurance companies, mobile-network operators, and agribusinesses. 

The TPM will assist with new digitally-enabled product development and delivery designed to enhance the financial inclusion of small-holder farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. 

These products can include both information and technical services, with a major focus on financial services including payment systems, digitally-enabled insurance, savings and lending. 

Working under the direct supervision of the Deputy Program Director and closely with the Program Director, Country Managers, and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager, the TPM will tailor program assistance to the needs of each AgriFin Accelerate partner engagement with a strong focus on technology-based partners. 

The TPM will identify innovative technology companies providing services in the SHF arena and work to understand their models, incorporate them into program work as feasible and to provide leading technology partners with specialized support to foster their growth and expansion. 

The TPM will engage with partners to develop program strategies and partner roadmaps, ensuring their specific needs are met; identify and support external consultants as needed; and work with the Digital Farmer Capability Hub manager to support the development of applicable capacity building plans across the program partners.

Essential Job Functions:
 
Program Implementation:
  • Lead program learning in best practices and innovation in technology to ensure that the full program teams across all countries are informed and working optimally.
  • Support the external learning and communications agendas around innovations for partners and ecosystem players.
  • Conduct ongoing desk review of global best practice as well as ongoing learning meetings with program stakeholders related to the use of technology, working in coordination with country managers.
  • Prepare field reports, social media postings and blogs for mass communication regarding the technological aspects of the program.
  • Take the lead in identifying potential partners in the technology arena, working with strategic partner Dalberg to complete due diligence on partners to identify institutional strengths, weaknesses and capacity for program implementation and ultimate scale.
  • Lead in identifying technology partners to qualify for additional technical support, including sponsored cohorts at relevant accelerator facilities, designed to increase technology partner internal capacity, institutional development and access to resources to support growth.
Support for Financial Products, Services and Channel Development:
  • Engage in the development of all partner relationships and product roadmaps related to technology.
  • Provide technical support to these engagements across all program countries, liaising directly with the Deputy Program and Country directors.
  • Lead design sessions which drawing on rapid product iteration approaches and support Country Managers to identify technical consultants as needed in this area and provide support and oversight for consultants as required.
  • Provide direct capacity building for partners as feasible.
  • Assist in the development of technology partner business and work plans as needed, reviewing research, operational manuals, product and technology specifications and financial statements to do so.
  • Work with program partners to design interface of systems and design pilot project to test usability, value proposition and business cases and identify additional areas where partners require support, assisting in finding solutions when possible.
  • Engage with program technology partners to ensure that adequate marketing strategies and resources are in place, including go to market plan, market entry & scaling, customer acquisition branding, incentive & commission structures, advertising and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Support the initiative to identify alternative data sources to drive the development and expansion of products and services, including conducting research, identifying and selecting prospective data partners and framing and implementing pilot tests of alternative data with partners maintaining integrity and confidentiality of all information.
Technical Support for Market Assessments, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
  • Work with country managers to structure and implement market assessments to drive meaningful financial product and service development, with a special focus on incorporating supporting technologies and relevant companies such as payment platforms, MNOs and messaging services.
  • Ensure that market assessments focus on the “pain points” of small holder farmers related to technology adoption to guide product and service development to overcome the barriers for the small holder farmers so they can increase their access, usage and utility of services.
  • Ensure that research targets leading and alternative technology companies to provide services to smallholder farmers.
  • Support the work of the Digital Farmer Capability Lab Manager in all efforts to develop capability building materials for SHF related to the delivery and adoption of digitally enabled financial services and channels, ensuring the highest standards of technical information are incorporated.
Program Representation and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Serve as a representative for the program in matters related to technology-related services for SHF.
  • Proactively engage with program stakeholders to inform coordination and collaboration, including payment platforms, specialized data processors, technology hubs, accelerator programs, technical messaging platforms, mobile network operators and others. 
  • Actively support program planning and reporting efforts related to technology-related service delivery for SHF.
  • Provide partnership recommendations with existing technology companies.
  • Ensure that programming works within Mercy Corps’ M4P rubric.
  • Assist the program in developing and supporting partner inception and subsequent design workshops related to technology, supporting around mapping design processes and defining roles, responsibilities and budgets related to technology.
  • Provide technical leadership within the team in the technology sector, including regular trips to the radial offices to support Country Managers and Program Officers to build their capacity in the sector.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Direct supervision of: N/A
  • Reports Directly To: Deputy Program Director
  • Works Directly With: Technical teams, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager, Digital Farmer Capability Lab Manager, Communications Manager, Finance staff.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • BA/S or equivalent in information technology, engineering or related field of study preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in relevant technology implementation, including 2 years in a senior management position
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in digitally-enabled financial services
  • Strong understanding of the technology and mobile-for-development sectors in emerging markets, with understanding of and experience with improving technology-enabled services for smallholder farmers a plus
  • Evaluating and building partnerships
  • Product Management or Business Analyst experience
  • Experience with product and service design preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing
  • Experience in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia preferred
Success Factors:
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the three diverse countries which AgriFin Accelerate operates.
  • S/he will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations.
  • S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures demonstrating cultural sensitivity with diverse stakeholders.
  • S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Commitment to learning, open communications, impeccable professional standards of ethics and ability to manage successful partner relationships are essential.
  • The successful candidate will be focused on team-building and open collaboration; be a strategic thinker and maintain a sense of humor.
  • The TPM must be willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps field offices and project sites.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
Candidates who had previously applied for this position need not reapply
 
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 27th February 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Job Title: Community Liaison Manager
 
Industry: Health Care
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Our Client, an international NGO whose core business is reproductive health and family planning to millions of the world’s poorest and vulnerable women is seeking to recruit a Community Liaison Manager whose purpose is to design and deliver effective strategies to ensure the fullest possible community engagement, and deliver increased engagement by adolescents and people with disabilities. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development of strategies  together with channel teams that realizes wide ranging engagement with communities who will use our services
  • Overseeing  the delivery of strategy through support and development of channel teams
  • Liaising with organizations and development of partnerships
  • Close liaison with channel teams to collect and analyze on an ongoing basis the opportunities and threats for increased engagement with the communities in which the organization works to increase impact.
  • Engaging  and liaising with community organizations and associations targeting youth and people with disabilities
  • Training and supporting the channel teams to develop ideas locally through representation to potential partners.
  • Development of a substantial list of potential partners
  • Partnership agreements with key groups for project work
  • Tracking  action plans and supporting innovation
  • Communicating across the team on strategies, progress, lessons learnt and successes
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Pubic Health, or other related field.
  • Proven 3 years  experience in effective community engagement and partnership development
  • Strategic thinker able to see the opportunities and threats to achieve relevant contact with new potential clients in our communities
  • Comfortable and confident in liaising with key government departments and local authorities.
  • Experience in identifying and negotiating workable strategic partnerships
  • Excellent communicator within teams and with community groups to develop ideas and formal agreements
  • Proven experience in developing strategic sets of activities
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before 14th February 2015. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Community Liaison Officer
 
Industry: Health Care
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Our Client, an international NGO whose core business is reproductive health and family planning to millions of the world’s poorest and vulnerable women is seeking to recruit a Community Liaison Officer whose purpose will be to foster an environment that supports community involvement, ownership and partnerships with community groups in the organization’s work.  

In particular the role will seek and deliver increased engagement by adolescents and people with disabilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate strategies together with channel teams that realize wide ranging engagement with communities who will use our services
  • Administration – day to day running of the Community Liaison department
  • Coordinate training for key groups – Community Health Workers and Youth Peer Educators
  • Liaising with channel teams to collect and analyze on opportunities and threats for increased engagement with the communities in which the organization works to increase impact.
  • Engaging and liaising with community organizations and associations partnership agreements with key groups for project work
  • Maintain close links and inform the Management Team of all issues likely to affect the project work.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Public Health, Arts, or other related field.
  • Proven 2 years  experience in effective community engagement and partnership development
  • Strategic thinker able to see the opportunities and threats to achieve relevant contact with new potential clients in our communities
  • Comfortable and confident in liaising with key government departments and local authorities.
  • Experience in identifying and negotiating workable strategic partnerships
  • Excellent communicator within teams and with community groups to develop ideas and formal agreements
  • Proven experience in developing strategic sets of activities
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before 14th February 2015. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Our client, an Agricultural company based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit an Agronomist - East Africa

The successful candidate MUST have a minimum of 5 years experience working on a plantation or with a plantation management company.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform crop surveys in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) in coordination with coffee platform research.
  • Support the set-up of sustainable supply chain including direct sourcing/traceability initiatives and certification.
Qualifications

  • Must have 5 years experience in plantation management.
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, Plant Sciences, Natural Resources Management or related field.
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Must have experience working in East Africa.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years in senior management.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Possess good analytical and observational skills.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 680,000 - 850,000/= (Approx. 8,000 - 10,000 USD) depending on experience
 
Deadline: 25th February 2015    
 
Applications:
 
To apply, please follow the link:

http://bit.ly/1ICB5vd 
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court,
Karen road, Karen.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job

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