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POSITION TO BE FILLED
SOFTWARE ENGINEER / WEB DEVELOPER (Ref: HCS-SWD-10)

Human Capital Synergies, Africa is a Nairobi based, human resources solutions provider whose clients include a range of organizations in various sectors within the region.

We are currently in the process of recruiting a Software Engineer / Web Developer for one of our clients.
The position
Reporting to the Head of Department, Software Engineering the successful candidate will develop web/WAP based software applications as well as maintain code of existing web/WAP based software applications.
Specific responsibilities will include:

• Implementing sound design principles to construct maintainable and efficient code
• Developing fixes and solutions where appropriate to existing software code base
• Ensure that solutions will effectively meet business objectives while using innovative, performance oriented technology
• Collaborate with technical writers to create customer-relevant documentation
• Collaborate with systems support engineers to train customers
• Continuously monitor, evaluate and implement “Best Practice” for software development, research on new technologies and programming methodologies
• Assisting all teams within the Organization/department as required
The ideal candidate for the position should have:

• B. Sc in CS/ICT or related field or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of experience in commercial product development
• Strong HTML/CSS/Ajaxskills
• Strong programming skills in JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP
• Good understanding of database technologies and methodologies
• Good understanding of common network protocols
• Good understanding of web standards, CSS-based design, HTTP, web servers and WAP
• Good knowledge of Linux/ Unix
• Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills for problem resolution
• Excellent time management and task prioritization skills. The ability to work under pressure is a necessity.

If you feel you have all the requisite qualifications to take up any of this opportunity, we invite you to send us your:
Motivation letter
CV
Contacts: email and telephone
Three references and their contacts
Current remuneration package broken into basic salary, cash / non-cash allowances and other benefits

Closing date: 5th February 2010

Application method should be in BOTH soft and hard copy to the following address:

Hard Copy Soft Copy
Human Capital Synergies Africa
P.O. Box 100798-00101,
Nairobi Email: recruit@hcsafrica.com

“Peaceful Positive Change”
POST OF PROGRAMME OFFICER ELECTORAL PROCESS PROGRAMME
The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED), which promotes democracy through the
Electoral Process, Civic/Voter Education, Research and Dissemination and Consultancy
programmes, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Programme Officer,
Electoral Process Programme.
The Position
The holder of this position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for
conceptualising, designing, planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating,
and other following up activities of Electoral Process Programme.
Key Responsibilities
• Prepares proposals and concepts and other necessary documentation for fund raising.
• Conceptualises, designs, plans, co-ordinates and implements programme projects and
activities.
• Networks with other agencies involved in Electoral Process Monitoring, for the benefit
of IED.
• Designs and carries out relevant research on governance and related matters.
• Identifies consultants for specific assignments in consultation with the Executive
Director.
• Supervises and or assigns duties to consultants working on specific assignments and
projects.
• Organises workshops and seminars.
• Prepares quality and timely reports and other documents for use by the Institute,
partners and collaborating institutions.
• Promotes a positive image of the Institute with collaborators, funding agencies and
beneficiaries.
• Participates fully as IED team member in all activities of the Institute and assists in other
programmes as required.
• Monitors programme budgets and expenditure in accordance with established guidelines.
• Assists the Executive Director in fundraising.
• Performs any other relevant duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
The ideal candidate for the job must have the following qualifications and competencies:
• A Basic Degree in social sciences.
• An LLB degree and qualification as an advocate of the high court of Kenya is an added
advantage.
• Masters degree or other post graduate qualifications is an added advantage
• At least four years experience in a senior position in a non-governmental organization or
institution dealing with electoral and governance issues.
• Be in possession of excellent proposal report writing and communication skills,
computer literacy, facilitation skills, and must have a demonstrated high degree in
merit and ability in work performance and results.
• Demonstrable management skills and leadership qualities.
• Experience and skills in designing programmes and developing project proposals,
fundraising and negotiation.
• Experience and skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating
programmes and projects based on results based performance management.
• Proficiency in Ms Word, Ms. Excel and Ms PowerPoint.
• Excellent communication, report writing, analytical, training and presentation skills.
• Demonstrate team leadership skills and competence in work performance and results.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered. If you meet the requirements for
the position, kindly write to the undersigned, enclosing an application letter, detailed
curriculum vitae with 3 references, salary expectations and a daytime contact.
Applications marked “PROGRAMME OFFICER EP” should be addressed to: The
Executive Director, Institute for Education in Democracy, P. O. Box 43874 – 00100
NAIROBI. The closing date for applications is February 12, 2010. Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
“IED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

“Peaceful Positive Change”
POST OF PROGRAMME OFFICER RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION
The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED), which promotes democracy through the
Electoral Process, Civic/Voter Education, Research and Dissemination and Consultancy
programmes, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Programme Officer,
Research, Dissemination and Consultancy Programme.
The Position
The holder of this position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for
conceptualising, designing, planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating,
and other following up activities of Research, Dissemination and Consultancy Programme
and projects.
Key Responsibilities
• Prepares proposals and concepts and other necessary documentation for fund raising.
• Conceptualises, designs, plans, co-ordinates and implements programme projects and
activities
• Conceptualises, designs, plans, coordinates and implements Multisystems Consultancy
Services (MSC) for IED
• Conceptualises, designs, plans, coordinates and or carries out relevant research on
democracy, governance, electoral and other matters related IED’s mandate.
• Designs, plans, coordinates and implements monitoring and evaluation frameworks and
strategies for IED programmes, projects and activities.
• Researches, collects, collates, analyses and documents relevant data and information, and
materials on matters relevant to IED’s mandate for publication and the Resource Centre.
• Prepares quality and timely reports and other documents for use by the Institute,
partners and collaborating institutions.
• Promotes a positive image of the Institute with collaborators, funding agencies and
beneficiaries.
• Participates fully as IED team member in all activities of the Institute and assists in other
programmes as required.
• Performs any other relevant duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
The ideal candidate for the job must have the following qualifications and competencies:
• Must have a Basic Degree in social sciences
• A Masters degree or other post-graduate qualification in advanced research methods,
research design and participatory research methodologies is an added advantage.
• At least four years experience in a senior position in a non-governmental organization
dealing with research and advocacy with a focus on democracy, governance, human
rights and gender development and equity
• Proven record in designing programmes and developing project proposals, fundraising
and negotiation
• Demonstrable management skills and leadership qualities
• Experience and skills in designing, planning and implementing, monitoring and
evaluation frameworks and strategies for programmes and projects, and results based
performance management
• Experience and skills in research, IEC materials development and dissemination, adult
education training
• Experience and skills in Geographic Information Systems applications and database
management
• Proficiency in Ms Word, Ms. Excel, Ms PowerPoint and SPSS
• Excellent communication, report writing, analytical, training and presentation skills
An attractive remuneration package will be offered. If you meet the requirements for
the position, kindly write to the undersigned, enclosing an application letter, detailed
curriculum vitae with 3 references, salary expectations and a daytime contact.
Applications marked “PROGRAMME OFFICER R&D” should be addressed to: The
Executive Director, Institute for Education in Democracy, P. O. Box 43874 – 00100
NAIROBI. The closing date for applications is February 12, 2010. Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
“IED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

“Peaceful Positive Change”
POST OF PROGRAMME OFFICER CIVIC/VOTER EDUCATION
The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED), which promotes democracy through the
Electoral Process, Civic/Voter Education, Research and Dissemination and consultancy
programmes, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Programme Officer,
Civic/Voter Education Programme.
The Position
The holder of this position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for for
conceptualising, designing, planning, co-ordinating, implementing, monitoring and
evaluating, and other following up activities of the Civic/Voter Education Programme and
projects.
Key Responsibilities
• Prepares proposals and concepts and other necessary documentation for fund raising.
• Conceptualises, designs, plans, co-ordinates and implements programme projects and
activities
• Monitors programme budgets and expenditure in accordance with established guidelines.
• Assists the Executive Director in fund raising.
• Prepares quality and timely reports and other documents for use by the Institute,
partners and collaborating institutions.
• Networks with other agencies involved in Civic Education, for the benefit of IED.
• Promotes a positive image of the Institute with collaborators, funding agencies and
beneficiaries.
• Designs and or carries out relevant research on democracy, governance, electoral and
related matters.
• Organises workshops and seminars.
• Monitors and evaluates programme projects and activities.
• Participates fully as IED team member in all activities of the Institute and assists in other
programmes as required.
• Performs any other relevant duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
The ideal candidate for the job must have the following qualifications and competencies:
• Must have a Basic Degree in social sciences
• A Masters degree or other post-graduate qualification in research, training and
communication is an added advantage
• At least four years experience in a senior position in a non-governmental organization
dealing with research and advocacy with a focus on democracy, governance, human
rights and gender development and equity
• Proven record in designing programmes and developing project proposals, fundraising
and negotiation
• Demonstrable management skills and leadership qualities
• Experience and skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes
and projects, and results based performance management
• Experience and skills in research, IEC materials development and dissemination, adult
education training
• Proficiency in Ms Word, Ms. Excel, Ms PowerPoint and SPSS
• Excellent communication, report writing, analytical, training and presentation skills
An attractive remuneration package will be offered. If you meet the requirements for
the position, kindly write to the undersigned, enclosing an application letter, detailed
curriculum vitae with 3 references, salary expectations and a daytime contact.
Applications marked “PROGRAMME OFFICER CVEP” should be addressed to: The
Executive Director, Institute for Education in Democracy, P. O. Box 43874 – 00100
NAIROBI. The closing date for applications is February 12, 2010. Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
“IED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

As a world leading company in food processing and packaging, Tetra Pak’s motto “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD” TM reflects the philosophy upon which we conduct our business in order to make food safe and available, everywhere. Operating in more than 165 markets with over 20,000 employees, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership, creating profitable growth in harmony with good corporate citizenship and a sustainable approach to business. We work closely with our suppliers and customers on preferred processing and packaging solutions to provide convenient, innovative and environmentally sound products to millions of people worldwide.
CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
This position will appeal to candidates who can maintain attention to detail in a pressurized working environment whilst maintaining consistency and courtesy. Someone who is flexible and can effectively negotiate solutions to sales and operational planning issues in a matrix organization aligned to account teams and specialist functions.

Scope of the job
The jobholder will be the central contact person between the customer and the factory in the Order Fulfillment Packaging Material (OFPM) process, thus is at the centre of decision- making in the supply chain process.

Main Responsibilities
• Managing and coordinating Customer Service Representatives’ (CSR’s) work relating to order placement, sales forecast analysis, design development process handling, product deliveries and invoicing
• Development of customer contacts (both internal and external) and representing customer’s interest
• Customer communication, implementation and reporting of agreed pricing & discount structures
• Maintenance of product pricelist in the system
• Ensuring the meeting of customer orders through an e-portal system, production confirmations and dispatch to customers
• Managing entire packaging material supply needs for Key Account Customers; Invoicing & crediting all packaging material and related sales accounts
• Overseeing Customer Relationship Management for Key Account Customers (KACs) through effective processes, open communication channels, issues escalation and reporting
• Monthly Rolling Forecast (RFC) data collection, coordination with the production team and closing of the feedback loop with all stakeholders; Customers, Commercial Team & Country Managers where applicable
• Providing insightful information to Sales, Marketing & Management teams for new and existing customers for strategy and direction
• Managing the Customer Service expense budget
• Collecting data on stock position, consumption trends from the customers as a critical input to the monthly rolling forecasting process.
• Actively participating in Key Account Management teams as the OFPM representative
• Customer claims handling to settlement
• Initiating and participating in World Class Manufacturing (WCM) activities and projects
• Fulfilling all Perfect Delivery, Perfect Confirmation and Delivery Schedules reporting deadlines monthly, quarterly and annually
• Drive and champion improvements across customer service processes

Experience
• Minimum of 3 years experience in Customer Service coordination or management
• Sound business knowledge and maturity.
• Experience in the use of ERPs especially SAP
• Understanding of Tetra Pak business systems and processes is an added advantage

Qualification
• Degree in Sales & Marketing or any other business related degree
• Qualification in Customer Relations/Customer Management is an added advantage
• Computer Knowledge with practical use of MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Excel.

Core Competencies, Skills & Abilities
.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills .Presentation and negotiation skills .With business acumen and interpretation of customer needs and industry intelligence .Self-starter .Good sense of initiative and leadership .Results-oriented & good team player

If you think you match the above requirements, please send us your application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, Citing your current remuneration package, to: The Human Resources & Communications Director. Tetra Pak Limited P.O. Box 78340, 00507, NAIROBI or email address: recruit.ke@tetrapak.com to reach us on or before 1st February 2010. Any incidence of canvassing will lead to a candidate’s disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Tetra Pak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

As a world leading company in food processing and packaging, Tetra Pak’s motto “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD” reflects the philosophy upon which we conduct our business in order to make food safe and available, everywhere. Operating in more than 165 markets with over 20,000 employees, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership, creating profitable growth in harmony with good corporate citizenship and a sustainable approach to business. We work closely with our suppliers and customers on preferred processing and packaging solutions to provide convenient, innovative and environmentally sound products to millions of people worldwide.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ASSISTANT
The focus of this job centers around producing timely results that are high quality and accurate. It requires an analytical, inquiring and critical mind and strong problem solving skills with a strong technical orientation and to do it successfully depends on understanding detailed information.

Contract type:
The position is a 6 months non-renewable contract

Scope of the job
The Jobholder will be responsible for offering first-line hardware and software (localized, group and general applications) support in addition to ensuring proper data administration as well as compliance to corporate Information Technology Policies

Main Responsibilities
Resolving incidents and concerns reported by end users to the Global Service Desk;
Monitoring the performance and utilization of computer systems and configuring them for optimum and option performance;
Ensuring that all software applications installed are duly licensed;
Installing relevant application and system upgrades;
Managing back up and securing company’s systems data in line with the group Information Technology security and data policy and guidelines;
Offering first-line hardware and software (localized, group and general applications) support.
Maintaining information and communication systems integrity through proper data administration.
Providing support communication channel for software support escalation to Global Information Management (GIM) and other software vendors.
Conducting trial and test of software before systems installation.
Ensuring that the corporate Information Technology policies are adhered to.
Coordinating services provision with different Information Technology related suppliers or vendors.

Qualification

• University degree in IT or an IT Related field
• One year experience in IT support functions in a busy office environment
• MCSE is an added advantage

Core Competencies
Self starter, drive, good sense of initiative
Results oriented
Team player
Analytical with strong problem solving skills
Technical skills

If you think you match the above requirements, please send us your application with an Up-to-date curriculum vitae, citing your current remuneration package, to: The Human Resources & Communications Director. Tetra Pak Limited P.O. Box 78340, 00507, NAIROBI or email address: recruit.ke@tetrapak.com to reach us on or before 3rd February 2010. Any incidence of canvassing will lead to candidate’s disqualification.

Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

Tetra Pak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (bilingual French & English)

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits plus an expatriate allowance if eligible

IPPF is a global federation committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights for all is a leading non-governmental organization working in sexual and reproductive health and rights in 182 countries. IPPF has six regional offices. The IPPF Africa Region office is based in Nairobi and serves 42 affiliates in sub-Saharan Africa

Reporting to the Team Leader, the M&E Advisor will be responsible for providing M&E Technical Assistance to Member Associations (MAs). S/he will provide technical leadership to the design and development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and procedures. This includes support to the MAs in establishing M&E systems for data collection, analyses, and reporting on key program outputs and outcome indicators. S/he will work closely with the MAs to ensure compatibility and coordination with the existing IPPFARO M&E framework.

Key Responsibilities

Program quality, monitoring and evaluation

1. Essential to program quality is the support to MAs in the design and implementation of M&E systems for their projects.
2. Manage all M&E activities, including technical support to the MA and oversight of monitoring and reporting activities, including desk support in data analyses.
3. Develop and circulate in-depth, data-based analyses on the performance and impact of ARO activities regionally and internationally, for use in donor reports, communication to MAs staff and for program planning and redesign.
4. Support MAs in developing performance management plans (including M&E plans, implementation plans, results indicators, targets, data collection methodologies).
5. Contribute to the design and implementation of baseline surveys, situational analyses, needs assessments, lessons learnt, mid-term evaluations, and final evaluations as per the approved MA M&E plans.
6. Assists the Team leader in the preparation of quarterly, semi-and annual narrative reports, including participation in resource mobilisation.
7. Perform any other related duties as will be assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements

At least 5 years work experience doing similar or related work in an international NGO or similar organization; you must have a Post-graduate degree in social sciences, statistics or demography and advanced application of monitoring and evaluation skills. You must have sound technical knowledge /understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation, including programming, strong project development, implementation and evaluation skills. The candidate must demonstrate strong leadership and proven track record in team building skills. S/he must have proven analytical, presentation and written communication skills. French language and working knowledge of English is desirable; knowledge of Portuguese would be an added advantage. The person should be able to devote time in travelling outside of the duty station.

Competitive remunerative will be negotiated with the successful candidate. IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who satisfy the above requirements should forward their applications to Human Resources, P.O. Box 30234- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. (00 254) 20 2712672. Fax (00 254) 20 2712819 or email hroffice@ippfaro.org. The Closing date is 17th February 2010

Applicants should also note that they will be required to fill in an employment form which can be downloaded from our website http://www.ippfar.org

We regret that only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

____________________________________________________________________________________________
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
(29/01/2010)

NOTE
The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.

VACANCY NOTICE NO.: IC- 10-02
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UNON/HRMS
DUTY STATION: Nairobi
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Human Resources Assistant
DURATION: 1½ Months
GRADE: Individual Contractor – G-5
08/02/2010

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This post is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Human Resources Management Service, Recruitment and Classification Section at the Nairobi duty Station. Under the general supervision of the Chief, Recruitment and Classification Section and the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Recruitment and Placement
• Evaluate and screen applications of candidates, on and off UN Galaxy System, for eligibility and suitability. – Review and edit draft vacancy announcements.
• Initiate and follow up on reference checks and academic verifications, ensuring the completion of the pre-recruitment formalities, including passing of competitive recruitment examinations.
• Collaborate with Staff Development and Training on the Organization and coordination of competitive recruitment examinations for short-listed applicants.
• Oversee the electronic maintenance of non-Galaxy vacancy announcement files, tracking status of vacancy announcements, web posting of UN system vacancies, and other electronic reports.
• Maintain Recruitment and Central Review Body related databases containing Human Resources related statistics and prepare periodic reports.
• Maintain selected aspects of internal Recruitment workflow tracking system, preparing periodic reports. Central Review Bodies
• Support the Secretary in managing the deliberations of the respective Central Review Body(ies).
2. General
• Provide general office support services, process, draft, edit, proofread and finalise signature/approval a variety of correspondence and other communications; review cases in Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), set up and maintain files/records (electronic and paper) schedule appointments/meetings, monitor deadlines, etc.
• Prepare written response to queries concerning Human Resources related matters.
• Perform other duties as required.

COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices and ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next step; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
COMMUNICATION: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Ability to communicate with tact and discretion.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Ability to counsel clients, maintain confidentiality and respect privacy.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Effective organization skills and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS
High school or equivalent diploma. Post secondary, Human Resources Diploma, coursework/training in Human Resources Management is an asset.

EXPERIENCE
Five years in the field of Administration and Human Resources Management, preferably some within the UN System.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

OTHER DESIRABLE SKILLS:
Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Windows Applications) required.

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.

Email: recruitment@unon.org
Please quote;

 Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail.
 Index Number (for UN staff member)
 Attach an updated fact-sheet, and a copy of the last two performance appraisals.

Applications received after the deadline (08/02/2010) will not be considered.

This is a temporary vacancy. Appointment against this vacancy is for a limited duration and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise of renewal.

UNEP, UNHABITAT and UNON do not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee please contact: recruitment @unon.org

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