The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to contribute to peace and sustainable development in Kenya by promoting collaboration among stakeholders through five fields of competence namely: Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information. 

To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant position:

Programme Director, Culture
Grade KC 13- HR 3/2015
Terms: 4 yr contract renewable
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the Deputy Secretary General, Technical Programmes for the coordination and implementation of the Culture Programme in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Commission’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. 

This will entail inter alia:

  1. Providing intellectual, technical leadership and strategic guidance to managers and staff in the Culture Programme;
  2. Coordinating the development and implementation of the Culture Programmes long/short term strategy, plans, operating budgets and performance contract;
  3. Coordinating the Culture Programme representation, participation and reporting in UNESCO’s international meetings and processes;
  4. Coordinating the formulation, implementation and evaluation processes of UNESCO Culture policies, programmes and activities;
  5. Promoting strategic bi-lateral and multi-lateral networks and partnerships with other agencies, development partners and UNESCO institutes and centers;
  6. Coordinating the dissemination of UNESCO Culture Programme information to stakeholders and providing for such follow-up activities as may be required;
  7. Executing the functions of the Office of Secretary to the Culture Programme and Expert Committees and provide follow-up activities as may be required;
  8. Coordinating the preparation and evaluation of the Culture Programme technical proposals, reports and other submissions;
  9. Coordinating the search for national candidates for UNESCO Culture Programme posts financed under the regular programme or from extra-budgetary sources, and in the placement of UNESCO fellowship holders;
  10. Coordinating the search for national candidates for UNESCO Culture Programme international prizes and awards;
  11. Coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of Culture Programme related proposals and the mobilization of resources thereof;
  12. Providing oversight for the effective implementation of UNESCO Culture Programme based projects in the country;
  13. Coordinating the planning and execution of Culture Programme based activities in the country entrusted to UNESCO which are undertaken with the assistance of other United Nations organs and other international agencies; and
  14. Coordinating any other activities related to the general objectives of the UNESCO Culture Programme.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Culture or Arts from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • Possess a minimum of twelve (12) years of progressive experience in the relevant field or profession five (5) of which at a comparable senior management level;
  • Possess wide professional experience in development issues related to Culture or Arts undertaken in association with national and/or international organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the UNESCO system with proven record of high level assignments will be an added advantage;
  • Possess a certificate in strategic leadership and development from a recognized and accredited institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
Skills/Competencies
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in Culture or Arts management issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, interpret and implement Culture or Arts National and/or International policies and development goals;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes and financial resources, as well as exercised appropriate supervision and control;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, integrity, high sense of objectivity and flexibility in performing and/or overseeing the analysis and/or implementation of complex national issues related to natural sciences;
  • Proven ability to function effectively at senior governmental levels, and to build collaborative partnerships and networks;
  • Excellent judgment and decision making abilities including strong analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment whilst maintaining sensitivity and respect for gender and diversity issues; and
  • Excellent communication skills with strong representational abilities.
How to Apply
  1. All applicants MUST fill the provided application form.
  2. The application form can be downloaded from the Commissions website www.unesco.or.ke
  3. Each applicant should submit the form in BOTH hard and soft copy.
  4. The soft copy should be sent to the email hrunesco.ke@gmail.com (word format)
  5. The hard copy can be dropped at the Commission’s Offices National Bank building 14th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, or mailed to Secretary General/CEO, P.O. Box 72107-00200, Nairobi.
  6. Applicants must attach all the necessary relevant supporting documents to the hard and soft copy submissions
  7. All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th March, 2015.
  8. Applicants should obtain relevant clearances from; (KRA, EACC, HELB, CID)
Note: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
KNATCOM is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to contribute to peace and sustainable development in Kenya by promoting collaboration among stakeholders through five fields of competence namely: Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information. 

To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant position:

Programme Director, Natural Sciences
Grade KC 13 - HR/2/2015
Terms: 4yr contract renewable
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the Deputy Secretary General, Technical Programmes for the coordination and implementation of the Natural Sciences programme in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Commission’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. 

This will entail inter alia:

  1. Providing intellectual, technical leadership and strategic guidance to managers and staff in the Natural Sciences Programme;
  2. Coordinating the development and implementation of the Natural Sciences programmes long/short term strategy, plans, operating budgets and performance contract;
  3. Coordinating the Natural Sciences programme representation, participation and reporting in UNESCO’s international meetings and processes;
  4. Coordinating the formulation, implementation and evaluation processes of UNESCO Natural Sciences policies, programmes and activities;
  5. Promoting strategic bi-lateral and multi-lateral networks and partnerships with other agencies, development partners and UNESCO institutes and centers;
  6. Coordinating the dissemination of UNESCO Natural Sciences programme information to stakeholders and providing for such follow-up activities as may be required;
  7. Executing the functions of the Office of Secretary to the Natural Sciences Programme and Expert Committees and provide follow-up activities as may be required;
  8. Coordinating the preparation and evaluation of the Natural Sciences programme technical proposals, reports and other submissions;
  9. Coordinating the search for national candidates for UNESCO Natural Sciences posts financed under the regular programme or from extra-budgetary sources, and in the placement of UNESCO fellowship holders;
  10. Coordinating the search for national candidates for UNESCO Natural Sciences international prizes and awards;
  11. Coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of Natural Sciences programme related proposals and the mobilization of resources thereof;
  12. Providing oversight for the effective implementation of UNESCO Natural Sciences programme based projects in the country;
  13. Coordinating the planning and execution of Natural Sciences programme based activities in the country entrusted to UNESCO which are undertaken with the assistance of other United Nations organs and other international agencies; and
  14. Coordinating any other activities related to the general objectives of the UNESCO Natural Sciences programme.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in the natural sciences from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • Possess a minimum of twelve (12) years of progressive experience in the relevant field or profession five (5) of which at a comparable senior management level;
  • Possess wide professional experience in development issues related to natural sciences undertaken in association with national and/or international organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the UNESCO system with proven record of high level assignments will be an added advantage;
  • Possess a certificate in strategic leadership and development from a recognized and accredited institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
Skills/Competencies
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in natural sciences management issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, interpret and implement natural sciences National and/or International policies and development goals;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes and financial resources, as well as exercised appropriate supervision and control;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, integrity, high sense of objectivity and flexibility in performing and/or overseeing the analysis and/or implementation of complex national issues related to natural sciences;
  • Proven ability to function effectively at senior governmental levels, and to build collaborative partnerships and networks;
  • Excellent judgment and decision making abilities including strong analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment whilst maintaining sensitivity and respect for gender and diversity issues; and
  • Excellent communication skills with strong representational abilities
How to Apply
  1. All applicants MUST fill the provided application form.
  2. The application form can be downloaded from the Commissions website www.unesco.or.ke
  3. Each applicant should submit the form in BOTH hard and soft copy.
  4. The soft copy should be sent to the email hrunesco.ke@gmail.com (word format)
  5. The hard copy can be dropped at the Commission’s Offices National Bank building 14th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, or mailed to Secretary General/CEO, P.O. Box 72107-00200, Nairobi.
  6. Applicants must attach all the necessary relevant supporting documents to the hard and soft copy submissions
  7. All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th March, 2015.
  8. Applicants should obtain relevant clearances from; (KRA, EACC, HELB, CID)
Note: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
KNATCOM is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to contribute to peace and sustainable development in Kenya by promoting collaboration among stakeholders through five fields of competence namely: Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information. 

To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Secretary General, Technical Programmes

Grade KC 14 - HR 1/2015
 
Terms: 4yr contract (renewable)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO for the coordination and implementation of UNESCO’s programmes in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Commission’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. 

This will entail inter alia:
  1. Providing organizational leadership and strategic guidance to managers and staff in the technical programmes Directorate;
  2. Coordinating the development and implementation of the Directorate’s medium to long term strategy, plans, operating budgets and performance contract;
  3. Coordinating Kenya’s representation, participation and reporting in UNESCO’s international meetings and processes;
  4. Coordinating the formulation, implementation and evaluation processes of UNESCO policies, programmes and activities in the country;
  5. Advising and recommending strategic bilateral and/or multilateral partnerships and collaborative ventures within UNESCO’s network of institutions and partnering organizations;
  6. Coordinating the preparation and evaluation of technical proposals, reports and other submissions from the Directorate;
  7. Providing authoritative advice on all matters related to UNESCO’s programmes and activities in the country;
  8. Ensuring effective management of communications between the Directorate and the stakeholders;
  9. Coordinating the activities of the five UNESCO Programme and Expert committees;
  10. Developing and implementing procedural or policy changes to improve quality and value of services and products provided by the technical programmes Directorate; and
  11. Any other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in any of the following fields namely: education; natural sciences; social sciences; culture; Arts; or communication and information sciences from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • Possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive professional experience five (5) of which at a comparable senior management level;
  • Possess wide professional experience in development issues related to any of the five areas of competence of UNESCO undertaken in association with national and/or international organizations;
  • Have working knowledge of the UNESCO system and/or programmes will be an added advantage;
  • Possess a certificate in strategic leadership and development from a recognized and accredited institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
Skills / Competencies
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in any of the five areas of competence of UNESCO;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, interpret and implement National and/or International policies and development goals in any of the five areas of competence of UNESCO;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes and financial resources, as well as exercised appropriate supervision and control;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, integrity, high sense of objectivity and flexibility in performing and/or overseeing the analysis and/or implementation of complex national issues related to any of the five areas of competence of UNESCO;
  • Proven ability to function effectively at the highest governmental levels, and to build collaborative partnerships and networks;
  • Excellent judgment and decision making abilities including strong analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment whilst maintaining sensitivity and respect for gender and diversity issues; and
  • Excellent communication skills with strong representational abilities.
How to Apply
  1. All applicants MUST fill the provided application form.
  2. The application form can be downloaded from the Commissions website www.unesco.or.ke
  3. Each applicant should submit the form in BOTH hard and soft copy.
  4. The soft copy should be sent to the email hrunesco.ke@gmail.com (word format)
  5. The hard copy can be dropped at the Commission’s Offices National Bank building 14th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, or mailed to Secretary General/CEO, P.O. Box 72107-00200, Nairobi.
  6. Applicants must attach all the necessary relevant supporting documents to the hard and soft copy submissions
  7. All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th March, 2015.
  8. Applicants should obtain relevant clearances from; (KRA, EACC, HELB, CID)
Note: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
KNATCOM is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Kybes Cleaning Services, a successful boutique cleaning firm, is seeking for a customer focused, well organized, and detail oriented professional individual as an Assistant Business Manager

The incumbent will have responsibility for day-to-day operational delivery and business development.
 
Major Responsibilities
  • Proactively contribute towards growing revenue and the portfolio of clients.
  • Fulfill operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; procuring the required supplies; supervising pest control services; following up on work results.
  • Manage Customer Service Levels Agreements
  • Hire, direct, supervise and train operational staff.
  • Manage expenditure within budget by focusing on effective cost control.
  • Prepare and submit monthly statutory returns, that is, VAT, PAYE, NSSF, and NHIF
  • Ensure that customers are billed accordingly and payments for the same are collected.
Requirements – Education, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Sales, Business Administration, Housekeeping or related qualification.
  • Previous experience in cleaning industry will be an added advantage but not mandatory.
  • Flexible to work irregular hours including weekends and public holidays.
  • Strong organisation, communication and people skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Please email your application letter and CV to hr@kybes.co.ke indicating your current/expected salary.

Applications will be accepted (and interviews conducted) on a rolling basis until the vacancy is filled.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 
The goal of the Somalia Economic Growth program is to promote inclusive economic growth in Somalia. 

The contract must be implemented in all three zones of the country. 

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist is responsible for all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. 

The Specialist must ensure that all activities are in line with the Agency Learning, Evaluation and Research policy ensuring that impact reporting includes cost/benefit analysis of interventions. 

Required qualifications include: 

Minimum Tangible Qualifications:
  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, statistics, international development, or related field
  • A least 5 years' technical experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and results-based management
  • Must demonstrate at least 3 years' work experience in developing countries, including in conflict-affected contexts
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills. Somali speaking skills an advantage
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.
 
Technical Specialists, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 
Engility Corporation is seeking long and short-term Technical Specialists for the anticipated USAID/East Africa-funded Somalia Economic Growth Activity. 

This project will primarily be focused on promoting inclusive economic growth in South Central Somalia, Somaliland, and Puntland. 

The project aims to strengthen the business enabling environment through access to finance and policy and regulation support; promote enterprise development through business development services; improve production, employment, and incomes in select value chains (horticulture, fisheries, and renewable energy); and increase participation by women and youth in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.

The contract must be implemented in all three zones of the country. 

The Technical Specialists will have subject matter expertise in multiple technical areas including: 
  • Financial services and access to finance
  • Business development services
  • Agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries value chains
  • Renewable energy
  • Gender and youth
Minimum Tangible Qualifications: 
  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 5-8 years managing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in fragile or post-conflict states.
  • Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors.
  • Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures; and
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills with Somali speaking skills preferred
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.
Grants & Procurement Manager, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and Duties:

The goal of the Somalia Economic Growth program is to promote inclusive economic growth in Somalia. The contract must be implemented in all three zones of the country. 

The Grants & Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the contracting and grants award processes and procurements related to technical project activities of the Grants/ Partnership Fund, and is responsible for leading all international, regional and local procurement for technical project activities and in-kind grant procurements required by the Grants/Partnership Fund. 

The Grants and Procurement Manager is also responsible for conducting negotiations with business grantees & suppliers, and drafting contracts and grants agreements as well as supporting and supervising the Grants Team. 

The Grants & Procurement Manager is responsible for leading and documenting the entire procurement process, and purchasing international goods and services at competitive prices and ensuring that goods/services are properly receipted, inventoried, and accounted for while assuring full compliance with USAID/AIDAR/FAR rules and regulations as well as IRG/Engility compliance and procurement policies. 
 
Minimum Tangible Qualifications: 

  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, statistics, international development, or related field
  • A least 7 years' technical experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and results-based management
  • Must demonstrate at least 3 years' work experience in developing countries, including in conflict-affected contexts
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills. Somali speaking skills an advantage
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.

Director of Finance & Operations, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and
 Duties: 
 
The goal of the Somalia Economic Growth program is to promote inclusive economic growth in Somalia. 

The contract must be implemented in all three zones of the country. 

The Director of Finance & Operations ensures compliance of all grants and subcontracts with USAID regulations. 

Monitors achievement of matching investment targets, grants and subcontract disbursements, accruals and other financial indicators. 

Manages administrative personnel and functions of the project offices, including human resources, accounting, reporting to local tax authorities, banking and coordination with IRG/Engility Operations and Compliance at HQ.

Minimum Tangible Qualifications: 

  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, statistics, international development, or related field
  • A least 7 years' of relevant experience
  • Must demonstrate at least 3 years' work experience in developing countries, including in conflict-affected contexts
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills. Somali speaking skills an advantage
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.

Deputy Chief of Party, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 
Engility Corporation is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/East Africa-funded Somalia Economic Growth Activity. 

This project will primarily be focused on promoting inclusive economic growth in South Central Somalia, Somaliland, and Puntland. 

The project aims to strengthen the business enabling environment through access to finance and policy and regulation support; promote enterprise development through business development services; improve production, employment, and incomes in select value chains (horticulture, fisheries, and renewable energy); and increase participation by women and youth in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.

The contract must be implemented in all three zones of the country. The DCOP supports the COP, acts for the COP as needed and described above, and carries out any other tasks assigned by the COP to ensure proper management of the Contract.

Minimum Tangible Qualifications: 
  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 5-8 years managing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in fragile or post-conflict states.
  • Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors.
  • Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures; and
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.
Chief of Party, Somalia Economic Growth

Responsibilities and Duties: 


Engility Corporation is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/East Africa-funded Somalia Economic Growth Activity. This project will primarily be focused on promoting inclusive economic growth in South Central Somalia, Somaliland, and Puntland. 

The project aims to strengthen the business enabling environment through access to finance and policy and regulation support; promote enterprise development through business development services; improve production, employment, and incomes in select value chains (horticulture, fisheries, and renewable energy); and increase participation by women and youth in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.

The COP will lead the project team and is responsible for overall implementation, results, and management. 

He/she is the team’s interlocutor with USAID and is responsible for establishing and maintaining constructive relations with counterparts across the different regions of Somalia. 

The COP is the final implementing team authority on management issues including staff, logistics, financial accounting and security.

Minimum Tangible Qualifications: 

  • At least a Masters degree in business, economics, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 10 years managing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in fragile or post-conflict states.
  • Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors.
  • Experience in project design and implementation, including financial management experience, such as budgeting; tracking, reporting and accounting; and procurement.
  • Experience managing projects and/or an office with culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures.
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and customer funding.

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