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20 Security Guards to work in Qatar
An international recruiting company urgently seeks local (from Kenya) Security Guards for a Contract period of two years.
Requirement and qualifications
1. Applicants must be over 5’7 tall, physically fit
2. Fluent in spoken English.
3. At least Completed Secondary School Education in Kenya or in an Anglo speaking country.
4. Relevant training and or previous work experience would a bonus.
5. Knowledge of Arabic language is an advantage.
6. They should be physically fit and willing to submit to an HIV/AIDS test (compulsory).
7. Willing to work 6 days a week.
8. Certificate of good conduct from the CID Headquarters must be tendered.
9. Should be holder of valid Kenyan passport and those without a Valid Kenyan Passport shall need to obtain one immediately.
To Apply
Send an online application letter elaborating relevant experience.
Human Resource Manager
REF: QAT SEC JOB
Email: FIowninfo@gmail.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Additional terms will be provided to those shortlisted

Procurement/Logistics Officer, Jan 2010 NGO SAFETY PROGRAM (NSP)
Program
Safety
NGO
Position Description
Title: Procurement/Logistics Officer – NSP
Location: Nairobi with travel to Somalia and Somaliland
Start of Contract & Duration: 1st March 2010, 1 year renewable
Background
NGO Safety Programme formerly NGO SPAS was established in 2004 by NGOs operating in Somalia. NGO Safety Programme seeks to make a contribution by improving the delivery of much needed humanitarian and development assistance in Somalia. NSP addresses the growing challenge of security in the NGO community through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment that all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own security focal point and tailored security support services through information gathering, analysis and reporting; coordination with relevant actors in the security arena; the upgrading of security preparedness through the provision of training and technical advice; and security assessment activities.
NSP is currently hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide it with a legal and administrative framework, through which to fulfil its functions more efficiently, effectively and accountable.
Purpose
The NGO Safety Program (NSP) aims to reduce the risks posed to programme personnel and assets of NGOs operating in Somalia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment which all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness. This position of high dependability will function as the Procurement/Logistics Officer for NSP serving the greater aid community throughout Somalia.
The Primary functions of this position will be:-
Plan, implement and/or supervise key services in the general administration, the procurement process including areas of asset management, property maintenance, general supply chain and functioning.
Plan, implement and/or supervise/or coordinate logistics, procurement (goods & services) whilst conforming to both donor, DRC & NSP regulations and guidelines.
Plan and Implement the internal and external statutory law that affect the procurement and logistic.
Advice the Senior Administration and Finance Officer and/or Program Manager/ on all issues related to procurement and logistics, and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities.
Provide inputs to budgets and project proposals for procurement and logistics activities
The ability to interact with all parties while maintaining and emphasizing a position of principled political neutrality and operational independence is paramount.
Any other reasonable duty as requested by line management
Develop a system of tracking procurement and logistics requests and generate status reports.

Procurement/Logistics Officer, Jan 2010
Specific Responsibilities: Plan, implement and/or supervise/or coordinate logistics, procurement (goods & services) whilst conforming to both donor & NSP regulations and guidelines.
Coordinate all activities relating to the NSP Asset inventory records;
Ensure that physical assets counts are conducted as per DRC – NSP policies and expressed to the NSP PM on a bi-annual basis;
Ensure that inventory reports are produced and submitted on the 1st day of each month;
Ensure adequate storage facilities are maintained within NSP premises, both in the field and in Nairobi;
Coordinate the shipment of goods, to and from Nairobi to minimize costs and any inconveniences to NSP
Prepare Monthly Procurement Plans for all NSP departments;
Manage procurement activities to ensure compliance with DRC, NSP and Donors rules, regulations and guidelines:
When appropriate, sign Procurement Request Forms (PRF), Delivery Notes (DN) and Invoices ensuring Donor & NSP regulations and guidelines are met;
Produce procurement status reports on demand on the 1st day of each month;
Participate in Vendor selection activities to ensure compliance with the approved processes in the area of vendor selection and bids analysis;
Maintain vendor list in line with approved pre-qualified vendors list.
Carry out vendor rating analysis and obtain approval based on performance, reliability and other procurement factors
Manage procurement processes and documentation to ensure compliance, accountability and effective procurement.
Coordinate the bookings and logistics of all flights in region, and for all accommodation and transportation required in Nairobi.
Coordinate all aspects of NSP travel (procuring visas, flight bookings, ID checks & issue, confirmation and logistics and cargo control)
Manage relocation, shipment, customs clearance of household etc for international staff
Ensure that all procurement files in all offices are constantly updated and maintained in accordance with DRC rules and donor guidelines.
Review procurement status reports and advise Senior administration and finance Officer and/or PM/accordingly
Prepare export documents to enable timely export and delivery of goods to the field.
Check all procurement requests and ensure necessary descriptions, coding, budgetlines and

Signatures are in place before procurement
Specific Responsibilities: Plan, implement and/or supervise key services in the general administration, including areas of asset management, property maintenance and functioning.
Assign/coordinate weekly and monthly tasks ensuring that the following services are provided:
Vehicle maintenance and repairs are planned and provided in a timely nature.
All Vehicles are maintained and equipped in accordance with NSP Policy.
DRC and local authority laws relating to vehicles registration, usage and insurance are fully met;
Ensure repairs and renovations on all NSP physical properties, including buildings/residence and equipment are carried out in a timely manner;
Confirm and coordinate accommodation for NSP staff on mission (DRC staff/ guest accommodations etc).
Ensure that DRC – NSP policies in the above domains are applied appropriately;

Procurement/Logistics Officer, Jan 2010
General Responsibilities
Any other reasonable duty as requested by line management.
Attend various meetings as need may arise
Communicate with staff on various issues regarding administration and procurement;

Reporting Arrangements
Reports to the NSP Senior Support Officer – Programme Manager.

General
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
Posting details:
This position is Nairobi-based with travel to Somalia (an insecure and unpredictable environment) Somalia is a hazardous environment the selected candidate must adhere to all security precautions and contribute to the security of the team. He/she must be able to exercise a large degree of common sense and personal discipline.
The position requires the holder to be able to undertake taskings at short notice with due regard to the security environment
The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised. The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions.
This position requires a high degree of flexibility with respect to working hours and to be available via electronic communications at all times
The work undertaken will have a direct effect on the safety and security of individuals operating in Somalia. The successful candidate must be duly aware of this and be prepared to meet this challenge.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree in purchasing Supply Management/ Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS, UK)/ higher national diploma in store, logistics management or equivalent.
Proven experience of not less than 5 years in procurement and logistics, flight planning, Standard Operating Procedures (both passenger and cargo). Experience gained within an international Humanitarian, Administration or Civil Service Organisation will be an advantage.
Excellent relations with relevant parties e.g. government authorities, Somali embassy, charter flight organisations.
Knowledge of (international) law governing clearing and forwarding
Experience in the maintenance of logistics information system.
Knowledge of computers: word processing, database management and spreadsheets packages.
Good command of English both spoken and written
Valid passport
Valid driving license

Technical Skills
Procurement/Logistics Officer, Jan 2010
Excellent grasp of the English language both written and spoken.
Detailed understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excellent grasp of NGO/Donor policies and procedures relevant to admin/ Procurement;
Good Communication skills;
Be able to understand internal and external statutory laws that affect procurement, admin & logistics

Core values and Critical Competencies
Excellent prioritizing and planning skills
Quick learner with a capacity for creative problem solving
Teamwork and good communication skills
People handling skills
Experience of liaising with third-party service providers
Able to adhere to policy
IT skills (a minimum of 2 year’s experience)
Exercise high level of interpersonal skills.
Ability to coordinate and plan.
Able to work with limited supervision.
Honest with a high degree of personal integrity
Personal initiative.
Team player.
Proactive and reliable.
Judgmental.
Empathetic.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NATIONALS
NSP will manage the recruitment process according to host NGO recruitment procedures.
Commencement: Immediately
Duty station: Nairobi with sporadic missions to Somalia.
Contract: 1 year renewable.
Please forward Letter of Application and C.V. ONLY (Do not send your credentials) The application with the subject heading ‘Procurement/Logistics officer’ to be forwarded electronically to liaison.drc.nsp@drc.dk not later than 17th February 2010. Note that only applications that meet the minimum requirements and qualifications above will be considered.
For general information about the NSP, please consult http://www.somaliangoconsortium.org

I. General Information

Title of Consultancy:
International Consultant for the Assessment of Diaspora Contributions in Somalia
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration of the assignment: Six Weeks
Duty station: Nairobi
Expected places of travel: Somalia
Supervisor: International Lead Consultant
Languages Required:
Presence at UNDP premises: English
Full-time
Date of Issue: 29th January 2010
Closing Date: 12th February 2010

II. Objectives of the assignment

The UNDP Somalia Country Programme is focusing on post-conflict recovery and consolidation of peace. The Programme is composed of Rule of Law and Security, Recovery and Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance and Human Development and Economics. The cross-cutting areas/projects are HIV/AIDS, ICT, human rights and gender. UNDP has in the past undertaken studies to map out social networks of the Diaspora in the development of Somalia.
The Diaspora has been a major contributor to the Somali economy and its livelihoods through remittances, humanitarian assistance and participation in recovery and reconstruction efforts. UNDP commissioned a short study in early 2009 to understand both the areas where the Diaspora efforts are currently focused and to identify important Diaspora groupings and channels of communication with the development and humanitarian community in Somalia to enable the UN, international partners, the Diaspora and Somali stakeholders to join hands for more effective humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts in Somalia. The study was useful in providing a clearer picture about the Somali Diaspora and their attachments to their roots in Somalia. The findings of the study provided some useful insight into Diaspora activities.

UNDP wants to build upon those findings to provide continuity to the UN’s initiative to partner with and establish ways to maximize the valuable contribution that the Diaspora can make to humanitarian, recovery and development efforts in Somalia, together with the international community, the governments and civil society organizations, and identify the mechanisms for engagement and support between the Diaspora and the aid community. The proposed study provides that continuity, which will also provide inputs to the development and implementation of new initiatives to engage with the Somali Diaspora.

The partnership with the Diaspora can be an effective means to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs as the overall results would impact upon all of the eight development goals. This engagement can also contribute to the outcomes of the United Nations Transitional Plan (UNTP) and the Recovery and Development Plan (RDP).

The main objective of this study is to provide evidence-based information to support the Somali Diaspora to undertake development interventions and support humanitarian assistance jointly with the UN to maximize results and move forward towards sustainable peace and development.
The mission will also make an assessment of the contribution and impact of the Diaspora’s engagement in Somalia in promoting peace and development. The study should provide a policy framework and strategy, which will provide the direction for strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.
It is in this context that UNDP seeks to engage an international consultant to assist in conducting a study to assess and quantify Diaspora contributions to social protection and investments in different sectors, in addition to the mechanisms through which the funds are flowing into Somalia and how this is impacting upon livelihoods, development and humanitarian response; and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.

III. Scope of work

The scope of work under this assignment will cover the following:
1. Conduct an assessment to determine how the economic contribution of Diaspora flows can be sustained to protect social safety nets.
2. Make an assessment of the investments of the Diaspora in basic social services and business in Somalia, identifying constraints and opportunities and recommending measures for expansion in these fields.
3. Make an assessment of existing channels for providing humanitarian assistance and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.
The findings and recommendations of the study will be discussed at a workshop where the UN and other international partners and experts, and those engaged in joint initiatives with the Diaspora in Somalia, including a broad range of civil society organizations and the private sector, will come together to develop a common approach for future partnerships between the UN and the Somali Diaspora.

In particular, the International Consultant will:

• Make an assessment of the contribution of remittances in supporting livelihoods of the households of the Somalis and the impact of the global economic crisis on remittance flows, identifying mechanisms that would safeguard Diaspora funding during times of economic crises.
• Examine the impact of remittances on capacity development, service delivery and poverty reduction.
• Recommend interventions required to sustain livelihoods of the households dependent on remittance incomes from Diaspora.
• Identify the areas and opportunities for the Diaspora to invest in higher education and recommend how these opportunities can be accessed, linking them with government strategies.
• Determine the nature and level of Diaspora business investments by sector.
• Assist in any other assignments that may be allocated by the team leader.
There are two stages in this initiative. The first stage is the proposed study, which will provide inputs to the second stage –the formulation of a programme for implementation on the ground. This study should be helpful in collating information on the contribution of the Diaspora, gathering gender-disaggregated data where possible, and identifying the interventions for sustaining social safety nets. These interventions can help in strengthening the backward linkages in the value chains and sustaining the small-scale initiatives to support the livelihoods of the poor. The study should also be able to identify the measures that need to be taken to create an enabling investment climate for public private partnerships, and commercial business investments. Further, the study should identify the capacity needs of the Diaspora as well as those of the government to achieve operational effectiveness and greater coordination for humanitarian assistance. These inputs will feed into a programme, which will be developed for implementation on the ground, to support Diaspora engagement and partnerships with the UN and other development stakeholders.

IV. Work Plan/Activities

The International Consultant will assist to:
• Prepare an inception report a week after the commissioning of the study with activities detailed out in a matrix with a work plan, with stipulated timelines, a clear delineation of responsibilities among all the consultants, a methodology for the survey, a set of questionnaires and checklists to be pre-tested and finalized in the field and the proposed outline of the report.
• Develop and conduct a survey on the Diaspora flows into Somalia, covering all forms of analyses under the scope of work.
• Review, pre-test and finalize questionnaires and checklists, conduct training of enumerators, guide and oversee the survey on Diaspora flows in Somalia, conduct interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), collate and interpret the data and field-level information, and conduct analysis and draw conclusions and recommendations from them.
• Conduct thorough background research, using both primary and secondary information, for the assessment.
• Prepare an inventory of the available literature and an abstract of the literature review including the documentation of best practices from conflict/post-conflict countries.
• Make recommendations based on the findings from the assessment on more effective mechanisms of increasing the impact of Diaspora flows with an action matrix.
• Prepare a draft report to be widely discussed at a workshop and assist in organizing the workshop.
• Incorporate comments and recommendations from UNDP and the workshop and submit the final report to UNDP.
• Based on the findings and recommendations of the study, formulate a project document – using the UNDP format – with the strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.

In particular, he/she will focus on analyzing data and conducting assessments of business investments.

V. Monitoring and Progress controls

The international consultant, together with the two national consultants, will assist the Lead Consultant to prepare a work plan and weekly reports that can be reviewed from time to time as the situation dictates to assess whether the work performed meets the standards set by the Human Development and Economics Unit (HDEU).

VI. Final products/deliverables

• Inception report with activities detailed out in a matrix with a timeline. The report should contain a clear delineation of responsibilities between the consultants; a methodology for the survey; a set of questionnaires; and the proposed outline of the report
• Draft report to be presented to UNDP first and subsequently at a workshop.
• A final report, both in hard and soft copy, incorporating comments and recommendations from the workshop.
• A final version of the cleaned data set in soft copy.
• An action plan for the establishment of a network of the Somali Diaspora and forging of partnership with the UN (paying particular attention to advancing the delivery of social and humanitarian services; business interventions; and sustaining of livelihoods of remittance-reliant households).
• A project document for implementation in the field.
VII: Review/approval time

The study will commence from the beginning of March 2010 and the final draft report should be submitted at the end of July. A workshop will be organized in the first week of August to discuss the findings of the report and the Lead International Consultant, together with the other consultants, will submit the final report incorporating comments from UNDP and from the Workshop by mid-August. The project documents should be submitted to UNDP by end-August.

VIII: Qualifications

• An advanced degree in economics/social sciences and/or other field relevant to social protection and research specialization preferably in conflict/transition countries.
• A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level.
• Solid background in social safety net research and analysis in conflict, transition or post-conflict countries.
• Strong analytical and writing skills (including previous work published in the subject area).
IX: Other information

Payments will be made at the successful accomplishment of each pre-determined milestone. The final report, with the findings, recommendations, action plan, and the project document should be submitted a week prior to the end of the contract duration.
X: Submission of Applications
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th February 2010.

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.

The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below:
http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

This vacancy announcement is also available on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/

II. General Information

Title of Consultancy:
Lead International Consultant for the Assessment of Diaspora Contributions in Somalia
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration of the assignment: Four Months
Duty station: Nairobi
Expected places of travel: Somalia
Supervisor: UNDP Senior Economist
Languages Required:
Presence at UNDP premises: English
Full-time
Date of Issue: 29th January 2010
Closing Date: 12th February 2010

II. Objectives of the assignment

The UNDP Somalia Country Programme is focusing on post-conflict recovery and consolidation of peace. The Programme is composed of Rule of Law and Security, Recovery and Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance and Human Development and Economics. The cross-cutting areas/projects are HIV/AIDS, ICT, human rights and gender. UNDP has in the past undertaken studies to map out social networks of the Diaspora in the development of Somalia.

The Diaspora has been a major contributor to the Somali economy and its livelihoods through remittances, humanitarian assistance and participation in recovery and reconstruction efforts. UNDP commissioned a short study in early 2009 to understand both the areas where the Diaspora efforts are currently focused and to identify important Diaspora groupings and channels of communication with the development and humanitarian community in Somalia to enable the UN, international partners, the Diaspora and Somali stakeholders to join hands for more effective humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts in Somalia. The study was useful in providing a clearer picture about the Somali Diaspora and their attachments to their roots in Somalia. The findings of the study provided some useful insight into Diaspora activities.

UNDP wants to build upon those findings to provide continuity to the UN’s initiative to partner with and establish ways to maximize the valuable contribution that the Diaspora can make to humanitarian, recovery and development efforts in Somalia, together with the international community, the governments and civil society organizations, and identify the mechanisms for engagement and support between the Diaspora and the aid community. The proposed study provides that continuity, which will also provide inputs to the development and implementation of new initiatives to engage with the Somali Diaspora.

The partnership with the Diaspora can be an effective means to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs as the overall results would impact upon all of the eight development goals. This engagement can also contribute to the outcomes of the United Nations Transitional Plan (UNTP) and the Recovery and Development Plan (RDP).

The main objective of this study is to provide evidence-based information to support the Somali Diaspora to undertake development interventions and support humanitarian assistance jointly with the UN to maximize results and move forward towards sustainable peace and development.
The mission will also make an assessment of the contribution and impact of the Diaspora’s engagement in Somalia in promoting peace and development. The study should provide a policy framework and strategy, which will provide the direction for strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.
It is in this context that UNDP seeks to engage a Lead International Consultant to conduct a study to assess and quantify Diaspora contributions to social protection and investments in different sectors, in addition to the mechanisms through which the funds are flowing into Somalia and how this is impacting upon livelihoods, development and humanitarian response; and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.

III. Scope of work

The scope of work under this assignment will cover the following:
4. Conduct an assessment to determine how the economic contribution of Diaspora flows can be sustained to protect social safety nets.
5. Make an assessment of the investments of the Diaspora in basic social services and business in Somalia, identifying constraints and opportunities and recommending measures for expansion in these fields.
6. Make an assessment of existing channels for providing humanitarian assistance and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.
The findings and recommendations of the study will be discussed at a workshop where the UN and other international partners and experts, and those engaged in joint initiatives with the Diaspora in Somalia, including a broad range of civil society organizations and the private sector, will come together to develop a common approach for future partnerships between the UN and the Somali Diaspora.

The Lead International Consultant will be responsible for the overall outputs of the mission, as well as the coordination and quality control of the assessment. As the team leader, he/she will work under the supervision and oversight of the UNDP Senior Economist and will be responsible for delineating responsibilities and extracting timely outputs from each team member. In addition, he/she will ultimately be responsible for:

• Compiling information on communication tools and channels to reach Somali Diaspora (organizations and individuals) effectively;
• Examining ways to establish channels to undertake joint efforts to achieve operational effectiveness and greater coordination for humanitarian assistance through partnerships between the UN and related Diaspora activities;
• Identifying measures required to forge close partnership between the UN and Diaspora in the provision of social services to strengthen the linkage with the local communities to provide more effective, sustainable and timely local response and access;
• Assessing the capacity of the Diaspora to engage with UN logistical resources and make better use of existing UN response capacity during times of natural and man-made disasters, with the support of the UN system;
• Examining what types of business establishments, SMEs and forms of public private partnerships related to Diaspora exist and identify the steps required to enhance capacity to create an enabling investment climate including appropriate legislations, institutions, and capacity development initiatives.

There are two stages in this initiative. The first stage is the proposed study, which will provide inputs to the second stage –the formulation of a programme for implementation on the ground. This study should be helpful in collating information on the contribution of the Diaspora, gathering gender-disaggregated data where possible, and identifying the interventions for sustaining social safety nets. These interventions can help in strengthening the backward linkages in the value chains and sustaining the small-scale initiatives to support the livelihoods of the poor. The study should also be able to identify the measures that need to be taken to create an enabling investment climate for public private partnerships, and commercial business investments. Further, the study should identify the capacity needs of the Diaspora as well as those of the government to achieve operational effectiveness and greater coordination for humanitarian assistance. These inputs will feed into a programme, which will be developed for implementation on the ground, to support Diaspora engagement and partnerships with the UN and other development stakeholders.

IV. Work Plan/Activities

The Lead International Consultant will:
• Prepare an inception report a week after the commissioning of the study with activities detailed out in a matrix with a work plan, with stipulated timelines, a clear delineation of responsibilities among all the consultants, a methodology for the survey, a set of questionnaires and checklists to be pre-tested and finalized in the field and the proposed outline of the report.
• Review, pre-test and finalize questionnaires and checklists, conduct training of enumerators, guide and oversee the survey on Diaspora flows in Somalia, conduct interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), collate and interpret the data and field-level information, and conduct analysis and draw conclusions and recommendations from them.
• Develop and conduct a survey on the Diaspora flows into Somalia, covering all forms of analyses under the scope of work.
• Conduct thorough background research, using both primary and secondary information, for the assessment.
• Prepare an inventory of the available literature and an abstract of the literature review, including the documentation of best practices from other conflict/post-conflict countries.
• Make recommendations based on the findings from the assessment on more effective mechanisms of increasing the impact of Diaspora flows with an action matrix.
• Prepare a draft report to be widely discussed at a workshop and assist in organizing the workshop.
• Incorporate comments and recommendations from UNDP and the workshop and submit the final report to UNDP.
• Based on the findings and recommendations of the study, formulate a project document – using the UNDP format – with the strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.
V. Monitoring and Progress controls

The Lead International Consultant will prepare a work-plan with the assistance of the international consultant and the two national consultants for the duration of the assignment, which can be reviewed from time to time as the situation dictates. He/she will also prepare a bi-weekly report, which will be reviewed to establish if the work performed meets the standards set by the Human Development and Economics Unit (HDEU).

VI. Final products/deliverables

• Inception report with activities detailed out in a matrix with a timeline. The report should contain a clear delineation of responsibilities between the consultants; a methodology for the survey; a set of questionnaires; and the proposed outline of the report.
• Draft report to be presented to UNDP first and subsequently at a workshop.
• A final report, both in hard and soft copy, incorporating comments and recommendations from the workshop.
• A final version of the cleaned data set in a soft copy.
• An action plan for the establishment of a network of the Somali Diaspora and forging of partnership with the UN (paying particular attention to advancing the delivery of social and humanitarian services; business interventions; and sustaining of livelihoods of remittance-reliant households).
• A project document for implementation in the field.
VII: Review/approval time

The study will commence from the beginning of March 2010 and the final draft report should be submitted at the end of July. A workshop will be organized in the first week of August to discuss the findings of the report and the consultant will submit the final report incorporating comments from UNDP and from the workshop by mid-August. The project documents should be submitted to UNDP by end-August.

VIII: Qualifications

• An advanced degree in Economics and/or other field relevant to economic development and research specialization preferably in conflict/transition countries.
• A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience at the national and/or international level with extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis.
• Specific expertise or demonstrated knowledge of economies of conflict, transition, or post-conflict countries essential.
• Experience in policy design from transition or conflict countries desirable.

IX: Other information

Payments will be made at the successful accomplishment of each pre-determined milestone. The final report, with the findings, recommendations, action plan, and the project document should be submitted a week prior to the end of the contract duration.

X: Submission of Applications
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th February 2010.

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.

The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below:
http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

This vacancy announcement is also available on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/)

III. General Information

Title of Consultancy:
National Consultant for the Assessment of Diaspora Contributions in Somalia (2 positions)
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration of the assignments: National Consultant 1: Four Months
National Consultant 2: Three Months
Duty station: Nairobi
Expected places of travel: Somalia
Supervisor: International Lead Consultant
Languages Required:
Presence at UNDP premises: English
Full-time
Date of Issue: 29th January 2010
Closing Date: 12th February 2010

II. Objectives of the assignment

The UNDP Somalia Country Programme is focusing on post-conflict recovery and consolidation of peace. The Programme is composed of Rule of Law and Security, Recovery and Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance and Human Development and Economics. The cross-cutting areas/projects are HIV/AIDS, ICT, human rights and gender. UNDP has in the past undertaken studies to map out social networks of the Diaspora in the development of Somalia.

The Diaspora has been a major contributor to the Somali economy and its livelihoods through remittances, humanitarian assistance and participation in recovery and reconstruction efforts. UNDP commissioned a short study in early 2009 to understand both the areas where the Diaspora efforts are currently focused and to identify important Diaspora groupings and channels of communication with the development and humanitarian community in Somalia to enable the UN, international partners, the Diaspora and Somali stakeholders to join hands for more effective humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts in Somalia. The study was useful in providing a clearer picture about the Somali Diaspora and their attachments to their roots in Somalia. The findings of the study provided some useful insight into Diaspora activities.

UNDP wants to build upon those findings to provide continuity to the UN’s initiative to partner with and establish ways to maximize the valuable contribution that the Diaspora can make to humanitarian, recovery and development efforts in Somalia, together with the international community, the governments and civil society organizations, and identify the mechanisms for engagement and support between the Diaspora and the aid community. The proposed study provides that continuity, which will also provide inputs to the development and implementation of new initiatives to engage with the Somali Diaspora.

The partnership with the Diaspora can be an effective means to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs as the overall results would impact upon all of the eight development goals. This engagement can also contribute to the outcomes of the United Nations Transitional Plan (UNTP) and the Recovery and Development Plan (RDP).

The main objective of this study is to provide evidence-based information to support the Somali Diaspora to undertake development interventions and support humanitarian assistance jointly with the UN to maximize results and move forward towards sustainable peace and development.
The mission will also make an assessment of the contribution and impact of the Diaspora’s engagement in Somalia in promoting peace and development. The study should provide a policy framework and strategy, which will provide the direction for strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.
It is in this context that UNDP seeks to engage two National Consultants to assist in conducting a study to assess and quantify Diaspora contributions to social protection and investments in different sectors, in addition to the mechanisms through which the funds are flowing into Somalia and how this is impacting upon livelihoods, development and humanitarian response; and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.

III. Scope of work

The scope of work under this assignment will cover the following:
7. Conduct an assessment to determine how the economic contribution of Diaspora flows can be sustained to protect social safety nets.
8. Make an assessment of the investments of the Diaspora in basic social services and business in Somalia, identifying constraints and opportunities and recommending measures for expansion in these fields.
9. Make an assessment of existing channels for providing humanitarian assistance and recommend mechanisms through which the UN can partner with the Diaspora to facilitate effective humanitarian response.
The findings and recommendations of the study will be discussed at a workshop where the UN and other international partners and experts, and those engaged in joint initiatives with the Diaspora in Somalia, including a broad range of civil society organizations and the private sector, will come together to develop a common approach for future partnerships between the UN and the Somali Diaspora.

Under the leadership of the International Lead Consultant, and in close coordination with both the International Consultants, the two National Consultants will perform the following duties:

• Support the Lead Consultant in literature review and survey preparation, including methodological development and questionnaire design.
• Assist in developing the work plan and progress report writing.
• Assist in data collation, interpretation and analysis of the assessment.
• Assist in the write-up of the assessment report and project document.
• Support the International Consultants in all aspects of the assessment.
• Assist in developing networks of and communication channels with the Diaspora.
• Assist in any other assignments that may be allocated by the Team Leader.
There are two stages in this initiative. The first stage is the proposed study, which will provide inputs to the second stage –the formulation of a programme for implementation on the ground. This study should be helpful in collating information on the contribution of the Diaspora, gathering gender-disaggregated data where possible, and identifying the interventions for sustaining social safety nets. These interventions can help in strengthening the backward linkages in the value chains and sustaining the small-scale initiatives to support the livelihoods of the poor. The study should also be able to identify the measures that need to be taken to create an enabling investment climate for public private partnerships, and commercial business investments. Further, the study should identify the capacity needs of the Diaspora as well as those of the government to achieve operational effectiveness and greater coordination for humanitarian assistance. These inputs will feed into a programme, which will be developed for implementation on the ground, to support Diaspora engagement and partnerships with the UN and other development stakeholders.

IV. Work Plan/Activities

As directed by the Team Leader, and in close consultation with the International Consultant, the National Consultants will assist to:
• Prepare an inception report a week after the commissioning of the study with activities detailed out in a matrix with a work plan, with stipulated timelines, a clear delineation of responsibilities among all the consultants, a methodology for the survey, a set of questionnaires and checklists to be pre-tested and finalized in the field and the proposed outline of the report.
• Review, pre-test and finalize questionnaires and checklists, conduct training of enumerators, guide and oversee the survey on Diaspora flows in Somalia, conduct interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), collate and interpret the data and field-level information, and conduct analysis and draw conclusions and recommendations from them.
• Develop and conduct a survey on the Diaspora flows into Somalia, covering all forms of analyses under the scope of work.
• Conduct thorough background research, using both primary and secondary information, for the assessment.
• Prepare an inventory of the available literature and an abstract of the literature review, including the documentation of best practices from conflict post-conflict countries.
• Make recommendations based on the findings from the assessment on more effective mechanisms of increasing the impact of Diaspora flows with an action matrix.
• Prepare a draft report to be widely discussed at a workshop and assist in organizing the workshop. Incorporate comments and recommendations from UNDP and the workshop and submit the final report to UNDP.
• Based on the findings and recommendations of the study, formulate a project document – using the UNDP format – with the strategic interventions, and an action plan in the areas identified for support.
• The National Consultants will focus on supporting the team with literature review and in preparing for and participating in the survey, in the development of methodology and questionnaires. Additionally, they will focus on data collation, interpretation and analysis, and will support the International Consultants throughout the assessments.

V. Monitoring and Progress controls

The National Consultants will assist the Lead Consultant to prepare a work plan and weekly reports that can be reviewed from time to time as the situation dictates to assess whether the work performed meets the standards set by the Unit.

VI. Final products/deliverables

• Inception report with activities detailed out in a matrix with a timeline. The report should contain a clear delineation of responsibilities, with stipulated timelines, among the consultants; a methodology for the survey; a set of questionnaires; and the proposed outline of the report.
• Draft report to be presented to UNDP first and subsequently at a workshop.
• A final report, both in hard and soft copy, incorporating comments and recommendations from the workshop;
• A final version of the cleaned data set in a soft copy.
• An action plan for the establishment of a network of the Somali Diaspora and forging of partnership with the UN (paying particular attention to advancing the delivery of social and humanitarian services; business interventions; and sustaining of livelihoods of remittance-reliant households).
• A project document for implementation in the field.
VII: Review/approval time

The study will commence from the beginning of March 2010 and the final draft report should be submitted at the end of July. A workshop will be organized in the first week of August to discuss the findings of the report and the Lead International Consultant, together with the other consultants, will submit the final report incorporating comments from UNDP and from the Workshop by mid-August. The project documents should be submitted to UNDP by end-August.

VIII: Qualifications

• At least a Master’s degree in economics/social sciences or a development related field with research specialization preferably in conflict/transition countries.
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at national level with extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis.
• Solid background in social safety net research and analysis in conflict, transition or post-conflict countries is an added advantage.
• Good knowledge of UNDP programme formulation and project design formats and procedures.
• Excellent computer skills.
IX: Other information

Payments will be made at the successful accomplishment of each pre-determined milestone. The final report, with the findings, recommendations, action plan and project document should be submitted a week prior to the end of the mission duration. The National Consultants should adhere to any individual reporting requirements prior to the end of their contracts.

X: Submission of Applications
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th February 2010.

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.

The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below:
http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

This vacancy announcement is also available on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/

Job Opportunity

Position Title: Chad Country Director

Reports to: Director of Disaster Response

Supervises: All in-country staff

Location: Goz Beida, Chad

Contract Length: 1-2 Years

At World Concern, our goal is to relieve human suffering and to bring hope and reconciliation to the people we serve. Our inspiration and motivation comes from Jesus, who taught us to care for the poor, the forgotten, the despised and the marginalized.

Purpose: The successful candidate will be the in-country representative for World Concern and the Global Relief Alliance in Chad, responsible for all strategy, implementation and policy. He/she will be the point of contact for partner agencies, donors and headquarters. The incumbent will ensure safe operations, following established best practices, regular communication and reporting to donors and HQ.

Responsibilities:
• Provide overall in-country leadership for all program activities and provide strategic vision and program design.
• Liaise directly with donors.
• Supervise all staff in-country, including those from partner organizations.
• With the Security Officer, monitor the security situation, set security policy, and ensure its adherence.
• Manage the country budget, ensuring spending is in line with the overall budget and allocated properly among the various grants.
• Seek new and continuing fund, including writing proposals and new opportunities for intervention.
• Collect the necessary information, write and file all donor reports in a timely manner.
• Monitor all indicators to ensure all targets are met and also coordinate support for program activities.
• Ensure proper organizational registration and compliance with government regulations.
• Provide materials for Crista Resource Development necessary to raise private funding for Chad.
• Ensure WC Seattle/Director of Disaster Response is kept apprised of all developments in the general situation as well as the program implementation.

Qualifications:
• Qualified individuals will have a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and maintain a courteous Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of World Concern,
• Bachelors/Masters Degree in a suitable field would be preferred but weight will be given to previous documented experience as an expatriate, managing relief programs (at least 5 years experience).
• Ability to write and speak both French and English is a major requirement for this position.
• Significant experience managing teams of international and national staff.
• Experience in program design, proposal writing and reporting writing
• Significant experience working in conflict areas.
• Experience in managing OFDA grants.

Working Conditions:
• This is an unaccompanied post.
• Requires travel to locations experiencing conflict and possible exposure to dangerous situations.
• Position may include travel on sometimes difficult terrain.
• Position at times requires long hours in a demanding environment.

To apply and view a full job description, please go to our website at: http://www.worldconcern.org/employment to fill out our online application.

ActionAid International is active in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, America and
Europe regions in partnership with other organisations. ActionAid Kenya has been
working in Kenya since 1972 to facilitate processes that eradicate poverty and ensure
social justice through anti-poverty projects, local institutional capability building and
public policy influencing. ActionAid Kenya works in 19 districts of Kenya and links
key international, national and local institutions in favour of poor people.
ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic young person to fill the following position:
PARTNERSHIP OFFICER
This position is based in Nairobi. Reporting to the International Partnership Development
(IPD) Coordinator, you will provide technical support to the funding function and
implementation of programme funding plans in the Country Programme. Specific
responsibilities include development of quality reports to Donors, supporting field funding
activities, and liaising with funding partners overseas.
Key responsibilities will include the following:
•Facilitating the development of concepts, proposals and tenders to tap into
official funding opportunities both locally and at the international level
•Implementing fundraising strategies and partnership policies
•Liaising with policy, program and International Partnership Development
Team for Resource mobilization and influencing donors
•Developing mechanisms of involving donors and would be donors in our
program work as well as immersions
•Ensuring efficient tracking of donor funded projects and timely submission of
quality reports
•Developing innovative and interactive ways of communicating AAIK’s work to
donors and the wider public – including profiling ActionAid together with the
communication and thematic heads
•Providing support to the development of non sponsorship products within
the Fundraising unit
•Providing field support and technical advice on funding activities within the
framework of fundraising policies
•Participating in national and international fundraising activities; and
•Spear heading women and child rights
Skills and Competencies
This position requires:
•At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferably in mass
communication, and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
•Good understanding of development work with strong communication and
writing skills
•Ability to analyze issues and provide practical solutions within set deadlines
•Excellent facilitation and networking skills
•Proven ability to develop creative and innovative communication tools;
training in graphic and art design, color separation and photography will be
an added advantage
•High energy, ‘can-do’ approach combined with a flair for learning
•High integrity, excellent conceptual, communication, team relations and
advisory skills; and
•Ability to spend sufficient time working in the field.
We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package and the successful
candidate will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and
dynamic staff working alongside poor people. If you possess the necessary qualifications and
experience, send your application, a detailed CV, names of three referees and a daytime
telephone contact by February 16, 2010 to:
The Head of Human Resources & Organizational Development,
PO BOX 42814, 00100,
Nairobi.
Email: hr.kenya@actionaid.org
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNITED NATIONS CHILDRENS FUND
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Date of Issue: 21 January 2010 Deadline for application: 7 February 2010
Job Title: Security Officer Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 11 Months
Post Grade: NOB – Temporary Appointment

Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations and overall supervision of the Representative, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Review the security situation across all regions of Kenya on a daily basis through a network of local sources and advise / brief the Security focal points and KCO Management on trends/situation that could affect UNICEF Kenya operations in the short/medium term;
• Liaise with local authorities on all UNICEF Kenya operational areas regularly;
• Supervise the operation of the UNICEF Kenya Radio Room;
• Prepare Security Assessment Reports after field visits, and other specific reports i.e. weekly and significant incident reports as required by NYHQ;
• Closely monitor any security incidents related to UNICEF Kenya staff transport, supply delivery or distribution;
• Advise procurement and maintenance of security related equipment i.e. fire fighting equipment, first aid kits, trauma kits, and protective equipment for all UNICEF Kenya locations;
• Prepare and maintain the UNICEF Kenya Warden List and preparation of the staff residential lists as per the warden zones
• Provide guidance and direction to the Security Focal Points in UNICEF Kenya Zonal offices on all security matters
• Assess the performance of guards hired from private security companies
• Conduct regular field trips in order to monitor the security situation in the regions
• Complete and maintain a detailed contacts register with all Government security contacts applicable to UNICEF KENYA operations.
• In conjunction with the Administrative Officer in Nairobi, ensure MOSS compliance for the office and vehicles
• Develop security training packages specific to UNICEF Kenya operations in Kenya
• Liaise with Diplomatic Police on all security/protocol issues when necessary
• Participate and attend all the UN security meetings
• Other duties as directed by Senior Management
• Be contactable 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management (with a focus on security management). Additional certification in related security field is an asset.
Experience: At least eight to ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in the military (combat arms and reconnaissance skills preferred) or police work. Basic paramedic training/skills.
Skills and Knowledge:
Organisation and coordination skills
Analytical skills
A complete in-depth grasp of security operations and practices.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with security counterparts and staff within the country office;
Understanding of multilevel military operations (air, land, sea); ability to coordinate action/reports with UNDSS.
Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard UNICEF Kenya software packages and systems.
General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing human resources administration.
Language: Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili.
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they send their applications along with their curricula vitae. Internal candidates should enclose copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) or Performance Assessment Reports. Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience will be contacted.

Apply to: Human Resources Officer
UNICEF Kenya
P.O. Box 44145
Nairobi 00100 or kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/OPS/2010-03” on envelope or email when applying.

“QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”
ZERO TOLERANCE OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE
UNICEF IS A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/009/10
Functional Title: Consultant – VCT Nurse – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the incumbent will act as VCT Nurse, in
addition to performing other field research related activities. The VCT Nurse reports directly
to the FTL.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
paper forms.
c) Ensure that the VCT experience is private and the client feels comfortable.
d) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
e) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue or if other
problems occur.
f) Provide pre-test counselling for all respondents participating in the research
g) Draw blood and possibly other samples following the study protocol guidelines and
perform rapid tests for HIV and other STIs
h) Perform quality control procedures as outlined in the study protocol
i) Properly store and transfer testing kits, and other materials as outlined in the study
protocol
j) Provide post-test counselling.
k) Provide referrals to health services as needed.
l) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times (breaking confidentiality of respondents will result in
immediate termination of contract).
m) Ensure that all forms are properly handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while
respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
o) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
Nursing and VCT experience essential
Knowledge of professional ethics and counsellor’s code of conduct
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Nursing qualifications
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VCT training
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – HIV Researchers – 6 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
2
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable
Women in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbents will form a research team and will
screen and interview research respondents, in addition to performing other field research
related activities.
The researchers will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples. The interviewer
reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
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Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Microsoft Excel Competency an asset
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/005/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Research Assistant / Field Team Leader
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid June, 2010 (4.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
2
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under direction of the Principle Investigator, the incumbent will serve as the
research assistant for the project and Field Team Leader (FTL) responsible for managing
and participating in data gathering, overseeing quality control of interviewing, and ensuring
data delivery to the Principal Investigator.
The FTL will be trained in RDS methodology and must have a thorough understanding of all
components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures, interviewing processes,
management and payment of the incentive, coupon management and steps involved in the
collection and management of biological samples. Most importantly, the field team leader
oversees the quality of the assessment process and ensures that staff members are
following the protocol.
The FTL has broad management responsibility of the field team and is responsible for
ensuring that staff members are conducting their jobs effectively.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Assist in recruitment of data gathering teams and training of new field staff
(interviewers, screeners, coupon manager)
b) Assist in locating and equipping appropriate RDS sites.
c) Assist in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies
d) With assistance of local Technical Advisors, liaise with community leaders,
government officials and other stakeholders in order to gain access to target groups
and permission to undertake data collection.
e) Maintain close and constant communication with Technical Advisors, relevant IOM
staff, and local authorities.
f) Data entry as required.
g) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the Principal Investigator
h) Oversee quality assurance of the interview process and performance of the
interviewers, screener, and coupon manager. The FTL is responsible for ensuring
that the study protocol is strictly followed.
i) Fulfil the tasks of other RDS staff if required and therefore be capable of undertaking
the tasks and responsibilities of other staff members (i.e., coupon manager,
screener, interviewer) when needed.
j) Ensuring that the RDS interview sites are well stocked with supplies.
k) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
data entered and e-mailed to Principle Investigator for verification.
m) File and store in a locked file cabinet all data according to operating procedures on a
daily basis, while respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Coordinate with and oversee collection of specimens and oversight of biological
specimens and paperwork transport.
o) Coordinate and facilitate validation workshops with stakeholders.
p) Other duties as may be assigned by the Principle Investigator.
5. Qualifications
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Experience
A minimum of two years experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups.
Practical experience in leading research projects at field level in collaboration with
government and stakeholders.
Experience in training research staff and in research methods and maintaining
confidentiality of study respondents.
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
Degree in public health and/or anthropology, applied social research, or related
background.
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
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PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/010/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Statistician
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – June, 2010 (approx. 5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the overall supervision of the Principle Investigator, the incumbent will
conduct data analysis as guided by the data analysis strategy, and will liaise with IOM staff
on data interpretation.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
1. Prepare data analysis strategy
2. Conduct data analysis in RDSAT and STATA or SPSS as guided by the data
analysis strategy.
3. Produce draft data analysis report, including data summarized into tables with
corresponding text interpreting the data
4. Final draft of data analysis report, revised based on comments from IOM and
partners
5. Qualifications
Experience and Education
Advanced training in statistics
Minimum three years experience conducting statistical analysis
Experience in quantitative data analysis and interpretation using RDSAT and Stata
or SPSS
Knowledge / experience analyzing HIV/AIDS surveillance data
Knowledge / experience with RDS sampling methodology
Languages Skills
Fluent in English
Computer Skills
RDSAT
Stata or SPSS
6. Duration and Remuneration
Work can be done remotely from February to June, 2010 with the majority of the work
undertaken in May and June, but on retainer throughout.
Remuneration will be based on skills and experience.
No travel or DSA reimbursement will be required.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
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Vacancy No.: VA/FPA/SOM/01/2010
Post Title: Information Technology (IT)/LAN Management Assistant
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: One year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Date of Issue: 08 February 2010
Closing Date: 21 February 2010
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNFPA Representative; provide daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure. The IT Assistant will work in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations staff and UNFPA HQ staff to resolve IT-related issues. The IT Assistant is mainly expected to provide support to the office in Information Technology but will also be assigned responsibilities in the area of finance and administration. In this regard the IT Assistant will specifically carry out the following functions:

• Support Implementation of IT management systems and strategies: ensure compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the Country Office (CO) technology environment; provide support to the use of Atlas (UNFPA’s implementation of ERP) functionality; provide inputs to the Country Office administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures; and provide inputs to preparation of results-oriented work plans.

• Ensure effective functioning of the Country Office hardware and software packages: Perform specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components (discs, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc) and routine diagnosis and repairs of IT equipment with minimum external assistance, assist in the installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades, assist in upgrading patch and anti-virus programs on a timely basis; provide preventive maintenance and servicing of all IT equipment, monitor the file server traffic, usage and performance on a frequent and regular basis, support users in backing up and restoring their files, as well as in virus detection, removal and prevention.

• Support networks administration: assist in trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems; respond to user needs and questions regarding network access; assist in backup and restoration procedures for local drives; maintain backup logs; and assist in organizing of off-site storage of backups.

• Provide administrative support: maintain an up-to-date inventory of software and hardware; maintain a library of IT related reference materials; maintain the inventory and stock of both consumable and non consumable inventory; extract data from various sources; research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources; prepare statistical charts, tables and reports as required; provide IT support to key events.

• Provide support to Programme staff: provide IT support to the programme staff and assist in the maintenance of an up-to-date electronic inventory of all programme files, important documents and a library of published articles and videos.

• Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Country Office: participate and assist in the organization of training for the Country Office staff on IT issues; contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice; ensure UNFPA’s issues and concerns are represented in forums on common or shared IT facilities.

Qualifications:
Completion of Secondary School Education, he/she has advanced professional qualifications in computer technology, complimented with extensive relevant experience in technical support to the corporate IT sector. He/she must have knowledge of electrical wiring and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, including network administration, support to management of hardware and software platforms and telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications. Good knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, Microsoft Windows, corporate ICT security and viral protection systems as well as ERP is required.

The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Other competencies:
• The necessary business acumen for the position and a client approach to work
• Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
• Skills to manage relationships, communicate and develop people
• An ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation
• Good knowledge of database systems.

Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: VA/FPA/SOM/01/2010 – Information Technology (IT)/LAN Management Assistant on the envelope should be addressed to:

The Representative
UNFPA CO Somalia
P.O. Box 28832, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
OR
Email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/02/2010
Post Title: Secretary
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Date of Issue: 08 February 2010
Closing Date: 21 February 2010
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative; the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

• Draft responses to incoming correspondence, types and proof-reads correspondence and documents utilizing the computer to communication on programme matters.

• Provide secretarial and logistical support to missions.
• Make flight bookings and hotel bookings for staff and missions.

• Maintain up-to –date addresses and telephone numbers of staff, partner agencies and vendor.

• Prepare Travel Authorization (TA), calculate entitlements for staff and other UNFPA personnel travelling, support in the completion of Annual Travel Plans.

• Raises requisitions in Atlas, receipting PO`s, budget checking Requisitions and prepare certification of payment for air ticket bills and other Admin/ Programme related payments.

• Submit GHG Emission Calculator annually and serve as UNFPA Focal point for UNFPA Going Green Initiative.

• As the UNFPA ISECT Administrator; ensures up to date staff records on duty stations and their dependants for security purposes. Maintains up to date UNDSS staff movement tracking. Place/ confirm requests for security trainings/ briefings through UNDSS office.

• Take notes at All Staff, Programme and Operations meetings and prepare correspondence as directed by Programme/Operations personnel.

• Update and manage the office filing system to ensure easy and quick retrieval of information.

• Support the Senior Secretary in provision of overall secretarial services to facilitate delivery of UNFPA assistance.

• Perform any other duties as required.
Functional Competencies:

Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines. Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly and diplomatically.

Corporate Competencies

Integrity/Commitment to mandate
Inspires confidence through personal credibility. Holds themselves accountable for actions taken. Takes the initiative to report on any deviations from established norms/practices.

Places UNFPA interest first and foremost, including resisting political and personal pressure. Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.

Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning
Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development.

Valuing diversity:
Shows respect, tact and consideration for different cultures in all communications.

Working in teams:
Works collaboratively with colleagues inside UNFPA as well as UNFPA partners and other stakeholders.

Communicating information and ideas:
Prepares written material in a manner that does not require corrections or editing by others.

Conflict and self management:
Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of her own state of mind. Avoids engaging in unproductive conflict.

Working with people

Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Avoid blaming others or the organization as a whole for problems which are within his/her area of control. Knows his/her limitations and strengthens, and exhibits a desire to learn. Welcomes constructive criticism and feedback. Knows when to ask for help and where to focus in developing new strengths. Seeks feedback on own performance, and acts to continuously improve.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
Completion of Secondary School Education plus qualifications in secretarial/business education courses.

Experience:
At least five years secretarial/administrative experience, preferably part of it with an international organization or the United Nations.

Languages:
A good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

Computer Skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications.

Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02/2010 –Secretary” on the envelope should be addressed to:

The Representative
UNFPA CO Somalia
P.O. Box 28832, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
OR
Email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

‘UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.’

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Position:
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The position will report to GRP2 leader. The job specifically includes the following duties and responsibilities.

• Administering and overseeing GRP2 requirements related to travel, finance, procurement and office supplies
• Administrative assistance in the preparation of grants and their budgets
• Oversight of financial and budgetary issues of GRP2 and related projects
• Facilitation of communication amongst GRP2 staff and between them and staff of other GRPs
• Organising meetings, workshops and events and taking minutes of meetings as required
• Updating content on the GRP2 website
• Administrative and logistical support to GRP2 staff, students, consultants and short-term staff
• Assistance in ensuring that project deadlines are met
• Acting in response to routine correspondence in the absence of the supervisor.
• Maintaining a diary and a calendar of events for the supervisor and other project staff as required
• Any other duties commensurate with the role as requested by the supervisor.

The successful applicant will have:
• A Diploma or a Higher Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant subject with proven office management skills.
• At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization.
• High level of computer skills, ability to handle basic accounting and ability to learn new applications quickly.
• Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for an Administrative Assistant” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 11th February 2010. Only internal applicants will be considered.

If you do not hear from us by 26th February, 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Maintenance Technician-Audio Visual Support to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide upon request AV support to all headquarter-based meetings;
• Develop together with the operations Manager the annual preventive maintenance schedules for all AV equipment and meeting rooms.
• Carry out both preventive and scheduled maintenance of AV equipment.
• Allocate meeting rooms to clients upon request and ensure high standards of cleanliness;
• Manages the Centre’s Cyber Café and works closely with ICT to ensure equipment is in serviceable condition;
• Proactively develop contacts with other institutions with similar AV equipment and activities to ensure that the Centre maintains a state-of –the art AV equipment and practices;
• Assist the maintenance team with various maintenance tasks during times when there are no meetings;
• Work closely with the Travel , Visitors and Conferences to provide monthly chargebacks on room and AV equipment use to FSU
• Provide quarterly reports;
• Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum qualification and experience
• Diploma in technical engineering related field
• Five (5) years relevant experience
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Good computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Maintenance Technical – Audio Visual Support” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Travel and Conferences Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide assistance in travel logistics services i.e. ticketing, visas, transit arrangements, hotel bookings and travel advisories, to all ICRAF staff and hosted institutions for whom ICRAF provides these services.
• Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences and symposia organized by ICRAF and Hosted institutions.
• Booking of the centres’ meeting venues and conference equipment to ensure optimal provision of services.
• Provide support for functions as requested.
Minimum qualification and experience
• IATA Diploma
• Three (3) years relevant experience;
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Good analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Working knowledge of IATA travel soft wares.
• Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Application for Travel & Conferences Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Travel and Conferences Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide assistance in travel logistics services i.e. ticketing, visas, transit arrangements, hotel bookings and travel advisories, to all ICRAF staff and hosted institutions for whom ICRAF provides these services.
• Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences and symposia organized by ICRAF and Hosted institutions.
• Booking of the centres’ meeting venues and conference equipment to ensure optimal provision of services.
• Provide support for functions as requested.
Minimum qualification and experience
• IATA Diploma
• Three (3) years relevant experience;
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Good analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Working knowledge of IATA travel soft wares.
• Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Application for Travel & Conferences Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY: VSF- SUISSE SOUTH SUDAN PROGRAM

VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road , P. O. Box 25656, Nairobi, Kenya 00603
Or: Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery,
Hai Malakal, Juba, Southern Sudan
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

VSF Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian and development interventions in the Greater Horn of Africa since 1995. The organization’s main activities focus on improving animal health, production and marketing, providing alternatives to food security, rehabilitation and development, and supporting resettlement of IDPs and refugees. The organization has been awarded a Grant by the GOSS Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARF) to implement a Livestock and Fisheries Development Project (LFDP) on a pilot basis for a period of six (6) months in Unity State, Southern Sudan

VSF-Suisse seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Field Veterinarian to work under this project. The position is field based and candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic living conditions. The Field Veterinarian will lead a team of local paraveterinary personnel in the assigned field locations and work under the direct supervision of the LFDP Project Manager. Details of the position are provided below:

POSITION: FIELD VETERINARIAN- 1 POST

Key Responsibilities:

 Over see the implementation of the project activities in the assigned geographical area based on the activity logframe and approved work plans
 Carryout training needs assessments and undertake refresher and new training courses for Community Animal Health Workers and local veterinary counterparts on basic animal healthcare service skills
 Supervise and provide professional advice on technical aspects of local veterinary health staff in their work.
 Facilitate community dialogue meetings for project awareness creation and general community sensitization and document the outcome
 Facilitate all training sessions and document the outcome through written reports
 Facilitate and coordinate all livestock healthcare services activities, including cattle camp visits to monitor the activities of the animal health workers and provide on the job training/instructions on basic technical skills
 Collect information on diseases including outbreaks and monitor local disease situation.
 Prepare and ensure timely delivery of high-quality project progress reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements.
 Ensuring that all program related reports submitted stored systematically.
 Represent VSF Suisse in the livestock sector/food security meetings.
 Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the Project manager for approval and processing
 Organise team weekly team planning meetings and share information on daily and weekly progress with project implementation
 Manage the field base location and be responsible for the preparation of monthly field base asset inventory for submission to the Project Manager.
 Responsible for liaison with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required.
 Maintain daily communications with the regional field office on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues,

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required

• Degree in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health Science
• At least 3 years working experience in veterinary programmes / in animal health projects as a field vet.
• Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises.
• Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work
• Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills.
• Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities
• Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team
• Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines
• Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities in Southern Sudan will be an added advantage

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to the VSF-S office in Juba or Field Base Office at Leer: or via email address given above. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 17th February 2010, before 16.00hrs. Preference will be given to Sudanese Nationals.
ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ASB Global Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Research and synthesis (About 50%): Undertake research that contributes to the global synthesis of ASB results across sites in the three tropical continents and ICRAF’s research agenda on environmental services. Assist and engage with REDD analysis by country teams; information synthesis and dissemination; prepare summary results; and disseminate research results through web sites, listservers and other media, in collaboration with the ASB Communications Officer. Contribute to the writing, editing, and dissemination of ASB research outputs (www.asb.cgiar.org/publications).
• Facilitation, partnership revitalization and maintenance (About 20%): Provide support and training to national teams and new projects on REDD and Rewards for Environmental Services http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cres in several technical areas: visioning, scenario analysis, http://www.asb.cgiar.org/ma/scenarios, modeling, Participatory GIS, and institutional analysis. Facilitate partnership and country scoping for ASB’s policy focus, applying concepts of boundary organizations and outcome mapping. The Associate will also contribute to the implementation of a system of monitoring and evaluation of knowledge outputs and science-policy work through information sharing and management.
• Fundraising (About 15%): Lead and support preparation of concept notes, budgets, workplans, and proposals for submission to donors, especially related to REDD.
• Management (About 15%): Undertake a range of tasks in a variety of areas including: Supporting the Global Coordinator, helping to plan and coordinate workshops and ASB meetings, including the annual meeting of the Global Steering Group. Contribute to strategic planning for policy outcomes, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Participate in the recruitment of ASB Research Fellows and interns.

The Requirements:
• M.Sc. with a minimum of four (4) years post-graduate experience, preferably related to research or research support in an international organization
• Environmental Economist, Geographer (social, economic), Environmental studies or other discipline relevant to ASB: e.g., public policy, natural resource management
• Experience with Climate Policy and REDD related issues
• Good research and writing skills
• Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Well organized and able to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
• Previous experience travelling, living, and working in developing countries and willingness to travel.

While not required, the following skills also would be advantageous:
• Familiarity with French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and/or Portuguese and ASB countries (Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines).
• Experience with CGIAR institutions and donors
• Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Familiarity with the techniques of outcome mapping, community visioning and/or scenario analysis
• Experience in simulation modeling, remote sensing, statistical analysis and/or database management
• Interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Terms of offer
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)/ASB is an equal opportunity employer offering an internationally competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years with nine (9) months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to assessment of performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to send one (1) page cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s professional achievements (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, sent via email to icrafhru@cgiar.org with a copy to ASB@cgiar.org. Please mark the email subject as: “ASB Programme Associate”. Applications will be considered until 28th February 2010 or until the position is filled.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

More about ASB
A comprehensive external review in 2005 http://www.asb.cgiar.org/impact/ found that ASB is “… the world’s pre-eminent pantropical research system for producing generalizable understanding of human/environment interaction at the forest margins.” ASB is governed by a Global Steering Group of 10 national and international agricultural research institutions. ASB received the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership in 2005. CGIAR Centres participating in the ASB Alliance include CIAT-TSBF, IFPRI, ICRAF and IITA. ASB partners around the world share an interest in conserving forests and reducing poverty in the humid tropics.

We invite you to learn more about ASB and ICRAF by accessing our web sites: http://www.asb.cgiar.org and http://www.worldagroforestry.org

ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ASB Global Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Research and synthesis (About 50%): Undertake research that contributes to the global synthesis of ASB results across sites in the three tropical continents and ICRAF’s research agenda on environmental services. Assist and engage with REDD analysis by country teams; information synthesis and dissemination; prepare summary results; and disseminate research results through web sites, listservers and other media, in collaboration with the ASB Communications Officer. Contribute to the writing, editing, and dissemination of ASB research outputs (www.asb.cgiar.org/publications).
• Facilitation, partnership revitalization and maintenance (About 20%): Provide support and training to national teams and new projects on REDD and Rewards for Environmental Services http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cres in several technical areas: visioning, scenario analysis, http://www.asb.cgiar.org/ma/scenarios, modeling, Participatory GIS, and institutional analysis. Facilitate partnership and country scoping for ASB’s policy focus, applying concepts of boundary organizations and outcome mapping. The Associate will also contribute to the implementation of a system of monitoring and evaluation of knowledge outputs and science-policy work through information sharing and management.
• Fundraising (About 15%): Lead and support preparation of concept notes, budgets, workplans, and proposals for submission to donors, especially related to REDD.
• Management (About 15%): Undertake a range of tasks in a variety of areas including: Supporting the Global Coordinator, helping to plan and coordinate workshops and ASB meetings, including the annual meeting of the Global Steering Group. Contribute to strategic planning for policy outcomes, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Participate in the recruitment of ASB Research Fellows and interns.

The Requirements:
• M.Sc. with a minimum of four (4) years post-graduate experience, preferably related to research or research support in an international organization
• Environmental Economist, Geographer (social, economic), Environmental studies or other discipline relevant to ASB: e.g., public policy, natural resource management
• Experience with Climate Policy and REDD related issues
• Good research and writing skills
• Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Well organized and able to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
• Previous experience travelling, living, and working in developing countries and willingness to travel.

While not required, the following skills also would be advantageous:
• Familiarity with French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and/or Portuguese and ASB countries (Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines).
• Experience with CGIAR institutions and donors
• Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Familiarity with the techniques of outcome mapping, community visioning and/or scenario analysis
• Experience in simulation modeling, remote sensing, statistical analysis and/or database management
• Interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Terms of offer
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)/ASB is an equal opportunity employer offering an internationally competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years with nine (9) months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to assessment of performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to send one (1) page cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s professional achievements (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, sent via email to icrafhru@cgiar.org with a copy to ASB@cgiar.org. Please mark the email subject as: “ASB Programme Associate”. Applications will be considered until 28th February 2010 or until the position is filled.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

More about ASB
A comprehensive external review in 2005 http://www.asb.cgiar.org/impact/ found that ASB is “… the world’s pre-eminent pantropical research system for producing generalizable understanding of human/environment interaction at the forest margins.” ASB is governed by a Global Steering Group of 10 national and international agricultural research institutions. ASB received the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership in 2005. CGIAR Centres participating in the ASB Alliance include CIAT-TSBF, IFPRI, ICRAF and IITA. ASB partners around the world share an interest in conserving forests and reducing poverty in the humid tropics.

We invite you to learn more about ASB and ICRAF by accessing our web sites: http://www.asb.cgiar.org and http://www.worldagroforestry.org

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/006/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Coupon Manager)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2009 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
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2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as coupon
manager in addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The coupon manager reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Collect and review participant checklist form to ensure that all RDS steps in the
assessment have been completed.
c) Maintain, organize and record all coupon activity in a detailed coupon manager
database.
d) Produce coupons for participant by pasting in stickers with the correct coupon
identification number and writing in the expiration dates on each coupon.
e) Determine from the coupon identification numbers the correct number of coupons to
distribute to the participant, on the basis of the participant’s wave (particularly if
coupon reduction is used).
f) Explain the recruitment process to the participant in great detail.
g) Ask network size questions and fill in network size form.
h) Pay out the primary and secondary incentives.
i) Oversee and record all monetary transactions for the RDS site.
j) Recording payment of the primary incentive in the logbook and ensure that there is
adequate supply of incentive money available for each assessment day.
k) Assess whether the participant had a positive or negative experience during the
survey process (exit interview).
l) Answer any and all questions regarding the research.
m) Complete Non-response questionnaire (if the recruiter reports that one or more of
the people he/she tried to recruit did not accept a coupon).
n) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
o) Filing, transporting, and maintain documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
p) Report to Research Manager on a daily basis.
q) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principle Investigator.
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5. Qualifications
Experience
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
High School education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Amharic or Oromo (fluency in two of three an advantage)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Interviewer) – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as interviewer, in
addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The interviewer reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordinate of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
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anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups in the Somali context.
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/008/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Screener) – 2 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
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Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Health Programmer Officer / Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the
incumbent will serve as screener at the RDS site.
The screener will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall understanding
of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures, interviewing
processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management and steps
involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The screener reports directly to the FTL and is usually the first person with whom a
potential participant will come in contact. The screener is responsible for greeting and
welcoming the participant and ensuring that she feels comfortable at the interview site.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Check coupon validity (color, has it been tampered with, expiration date, etc.).
b) Check eligibility using criteria.
c) Complete ineligibility and refusal forms as necessary.
d) Explain the research process, including the behavioral questionnaire and bio sample
collection.
e) Obtain consent from the potential respondent.
f) Encourage the potential respondent to ask questions.
g) After obtaining consent, the screener will record the participant’s coupon number on
the checklist form.
h) If screener is unsure about the membership of a particular person to the target
population, they should consider asking screening questions and/or contacting the
FTL.
i) Make appointments with potential respondents if there are too many people waiting
to be screened.
j) Maintain a daily appointment form, which provides dates and hours during which
potential participants can show up for an appointment.
k) Build rapport with respondents to put them at ease.
l) Ensure the accurate coupon numbers are entered onto the checklist form.
m) Ensure confidentiality of information collected (breaking confidentiality of
respondents will result in immediate termination of contract).
n) Report promptly to the FTL if there are any problems.
o) Hand over all documents to the FTL at the end of every day.
p) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator.
5. Qualifications
Experience
Connection with / knowledge of target population group (Somali and Ethiopia
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communities, female sex workers) mandatory
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Secondary School education desirable
Languages Skills
Fluent in Somali or Oromo/Amharic (1 position each)
Fluent in English
Computer Skills
Familiarity with computers (no particular software requirements) an asset
Skills and Competencies
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent reasoning and negotiation skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/009/10
Functional Title: Consultant – VCT Nurse – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 4.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
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2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Health Programmer Officer / Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the
incumbent will act as VCT Nurse, in addition to performing other field research related
activities. The VCT Nurse reports directly to the FTL.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
paper forms.
c) Ensure that the VCT experience is private and the client feels comfortable.
d) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
e) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue or if other
problems occur.
f) Provide pre-test counselling for all respondents participating in the research
g) Draw blood and possibly other samples following the study protocol guidelines and
perform rapid tests for HIV and other STIs
h) Perform quality control procedures as outlined in the study protocol
i) Properly store and transfer testing kits, and other materials as outlined in the study
protocol
j) Provide post-test counselling.
k) Provide referrals to health services as needed.
l) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times (breaking confidentiality of respondents will result in
immediate termination of contract).
m) Ensure that all forms are properly handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while
respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
o) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
Nursing and VCT experience essential
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Knowledge of professional ethics and counsellor’s code of conduct
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Nursing qualifications
VCT training
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
VACANCY NOTICE
OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS
VACANCY NOTICE NO: IOM/011/10
Position Title: Project Assistant – Livelihood Component for Somalia
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: G5/01
Type of Appointment: 3 months contract with a possibility of extension
General Functions:
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative for MRF Nairobi, and the
guidance of the Programme Coordinator for Somalia, under the direct supervision of the
Project Officer, the incumbent will assist in the implementation and provide routine and
specialised and administrative and technical assistance in the implementation of the
activities of the Mixed Migration project on Livelihood. Responsibilities include:
Essential Functions:
1. Assist in the technical and administrative implementation of the Mixed Migration
Livelihood component and provide support for the overall management and
administration of the livelihood project component including financial data and
progress reports;
2. Maintains the project-related correspondence and progress, technical reports and
documents;
3. Draft reports and formal correspondence and assists in dissemination to relevant
counterparts;
4. Monitors status of the project, compiles, summarizes, and presents
information/data on activities and produce reports on a regular basis;
5. Assist Project Officer in providing technical support to increase the capacity of
relevant implementing partners engaged in the implementation of livelihood
component;
6. Maintains, updates and compiles project documentation including payment
requests and similar routine project documentation both for the project and to
assist the project officer in the commission of their duties;
7. Undertakes duty travel related to project implementation;
8. Represents IOM at meetings and conferences relevant to the project and to
Somalia in general, as authorised;
9. Establishes linkages and liaison with partner agencies and ministries, relevant to
the project as directed;
10. Assists in drafting and developing new projects, in particular in relation to Mixed
Migration and livelihood;
11. Prepare progress reports including financial reports on project activities;
12. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Desirable Qualifications:
1. Advanced diploma in social sciences, development/planning, livelihood, food
security or other related field;
2. A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of
community development or livelihoods, including at least 2 years field experience
in a post-conflict, complex emergency and highly insecure area;;
3. At least 2 years work experience in an international organization;
4. Proven experience in project management working through local NGO and
remote areas;
5. Proven experience in community development, especially field-based;
6. IOM functional competencies required: effective communicator, successful
negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player and cross
cultural facilitator;
7. Past work experience through a “remote” project management approach and
implementing “Quick Impact Projects” is an advantage
8. Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel,
Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.
9. Excellent command of spoken and written English is a must.
10. Knowledge of Somali and prior work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or the Middle
East will be considered as an advantage.
Mode of application:
Submit well written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address
to:- International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department,
P.O.Box 55040 – 00200, Nairobi – OR – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int
Closing date: 19 February 2010
HEAD REVENUE ASSURANCE & FRAUD PREVENTION
Location: Nairobi
Our client is a diverse business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in manufacturing,
infrastructure, energy, shipping and communications in more than 15 countries worldwide.
Professionally managed, it has invested in commodity, annuity and services businesses using
state-of-the-art technology and in-house research and innovation making it the leading player in
its businesses.
The corporation for a strong, competent, results oriented Head of RA for the finance function.
Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Head RA & Fraud Prevention will be responsible for
the following:
•Fraud Prevention
•Fraud Detection & Management
•Risk Management & Product Assurance
•Revenue Assurance
Fraud Prevention
•Pro-actively identify and report on all areas that are susceptible to fraud across the
organization.
•Regularly carry out fraud-risk analysis on all key processes within the organization and report
potential risk areas
•Prepare, develop and recommend policies and procedures to help identify fraud to prevent
incidences of fraud
•Develop and maintain risk management and control systems
•Continually Improve systems and procedures to prevent incidence of fraud
•Utilize the FMS or other analytical tools to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fraud
management.
Fraud Detection
•Conduct fair fraud/forensic investigations in case of detection of fraud
•Carry out periodic review of processes to reduce incidence of fraud
•Identify, analyze and record sufficient information to achieve the objectives of the fraud
review
•Conduct and involve in investigations till completion, including preparation of documents for
court attendance if required.
•Develop and maintain clear and relevant MIS and reporting systems
Risk Management and Product Assurance
•Assess risk and loss potential in all products, projects and processes
•Cross Function liaison as Risk expert to follow-up in risk Mitigation and Management
•Investigate, develop risk control processes and promote recommendations for development
of risk culture
•Develop expertise in the organization to advise management on risk profiles including
external risks like Reputation, sabotage, political and fraud
•Develop relevant Risk Control processes
•Ensure compliance with all requirements, statutory or otherwise.
•Review and ensure all products, services and projects comply with approved policy
•Identify Risk exposures in design specifications or supporting systems and systems
development
•Risk assessment/ Obtain assurance of technology ability to support the product/Projects fully
•Identify, manage and advice business on all operation risks
•Develop relevant Risk Control processes and risk
Revenue Assurance
•Subscriber Number and Balances Assurance
•Top-ups and Adjustments Assurance
•Revenue Reporting and Assurance
•Traffic Assurance
•Interconnect Revenue/ Cost Assurance
•Support to Law Enforcers
•Product Assurance
•Manual Loadings Assurance
Knowledge, skills & attributes required:
•Post graduate degree in Computer Science/Systems design & development.
•A degree in management will be an added advantage.
•10 years experience with a minimum of 3 years in RA & Fraud Prevention & Management.
•Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor a team.
•Experience in a telecommunications environment will be a distinct advantage
•Good analytical skills with the ability to simplify complex and ambiguous problems and solve
them.
_______________________________________________________________________________
To apply, send your application including a covering letter and detailed CV highlighting
relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email
address, and the names of three professional referees by end of business Friday 12th
February 2010 to:
Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: http://www.adeptsys.biz
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Visit our website for more vacancies.

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/009/10
Functional Title: Consultant – VCT Nurse – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the incumbent will act as VCT Nurse, in
addition to performing other field research related activities. The VCT Nurse reports directly
to the FTL.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
paper forms.
c) Ensure that the VCT experience is private and the client feels comfortable.
d) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
e) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue or if other
problems occur.
f) Provide pre-test counselling for all respondents participating in the research
g) Draw blood and possibly other samples following the study protocol guidelines and
perform rapid tests for HIV and other STIs
h) Perform quality control procedures as outlined in the study protocol
i) Properly store and transfer testing kits, and other materials as outlined in the study
protocol
j) Provide post-test counselling.
k) Provide referrals to health services as needed.
l) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times (breaking confidentiality of respondents will result in
immediate termination of contract).
m) Ensure that all forms are properly handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while
respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
o) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
Nursing and VCT experience essential
Knowledge of professional ethics and counsellor’s code of conduct
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Nursing qualifications
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VCT training
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – HIV Researchers – 6 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
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3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable
Women in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbents will form a research team and will
screen and interview research respondents, in addition to performing other field research
related activities.
The researchers will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples. The interviewer
reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
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Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Microsoft Excel Competency an asset
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/005/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Research Assistant / Field Team Leader
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid June, 2010 (4.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under direction of the Principle Investigator, the incumbent will serve as the
research assistant for the project and Field Team Leader (FTL) responsible for managing
and participating in data gathering, overseeing quality control of interviewing, and ensuring
data delivery to the Principal Investigator.
The FTL will be trained in RDS methodology and must have a thorough understanding of all
components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures, interviewing processes,
management and payment of the incentive, coupon management and steps involved in the
collection and management of biological samples. Most importantly, the field team leader
oversees the quality of the assessment process and ensures that staff members are
following the protocol.
The FTL has broad management responsibility of the field team and is responsible for
ensuring that staff members are conducting their jobs effectively.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Assist in recruitment of data gathering teams and training of new field staff
(interviewers, screeners, coupon manager)
b) Assist in locating and equipping appropriate RDS sites.
c) Assist in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies
d) With assistance of local Technical Advisors, liaise with community leaders,
government officials and other stakeholders in order to gain access to target groups
and permission to undertake data collection.
e) Maintain close and constant communication with Technical Advisors, relevant IOM
staff, and local authorities.
f) Data entry as required.
g) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the Principal Investigator
h) Oversee quality assurance of the interview process and performance of the
interviewers, screener, and coupon manager. The FTL is responsible for ensuring
that the study protocol is strictly followed.
i) Fulfil the tasks of other RDS staff if required and therefore be capable of undertaking
the tasks and responsibilities of other staff members (i.e., coupon manager,
screener, interviewer) when needed.
j) Ensuring that the RDS interview sites are well stocked with supplies.
k) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
data entered and e-mailed to Principle Investigator for verification.
m) File and store in a locked file cabinet all data according to operating procedures on a
daily basis, while respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Coordinate with and oversee collection of specimens and oversight of biological
specimens and paperwork transport.
o) Coordinate and facilitate validation workshops with stakeholders.
p) Other duties as may be assigned by the Principle Investigator.
5. Qualifications
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Experience
A minimum of two years experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups.
Practical experience in leading research projects at field level in collaboration with
government and stakeholders.
Experience in training research staff and in research methods and maintaining
confidentiality of study respondents.
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
Degree in public health and/or anthropology, applied social research, or related
background.
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
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PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/010/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Statistician
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – June, 2010 (approx. 5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the overall supervision of the Principle Investigator, the incumbent will
conduct data analysis as guided by the data analysis strategy, and will liaise with IOM staff
on data interpretation.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
1. Prepare data analysis strategy
2. Conduct data analysis in RDSAT and STATA or SPSS as guided by the data
analysis strategy.
3. Produce draft data analysis report, including data summarized into tables with
corresponding text interpreting the data
4. Final draft of data analysis report, revised based on comments from IOM and
partners
5. Qualifications
Experience and Education
Advanced training in statistics
Minimum three years experience conducting statistical analysis
Experience in quantitative data analysis and interpretation using RDSAT and Stata
or SPSS
Knowledge / experience analyzing HIV/AIDS surveillance data
Knowledge / experience with RDS sampling methodology
Languages Skills
Fluent in English
Computer Skills
RDSAT
Stata or SPSS
6. Duration and Remuneration
Work can be done remotely from February to June, 2010 with the majority of the work
undertaken in May and June, but on retainer throughout.
Remuneration will be based on skills and experience.
No travel or DSA reimbursement will be required.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
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Vacancy No.: VA/FPA/SOM/01/2010
Post Title: Information Technology (IT)/LAN Management Assistant
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: One year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Date of Issue: 08 February 2010
Closing Date: 21 February 2010
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNFPA Representative; provide daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure. The IT Assistant will work in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations staff and UNFPA HQ staff to resolve IT-related issues. The IT Assistant is mainly expected to provide support to the office in Information Technology but will also be assigned responsibilities in the area of finance and administration. In this regard the IT Assistant will specifically carry out the following functions:

• Support Implementation of IT management systems and strategies: ensure compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the Country Office (CO) technology environment; provide support to the use of Atlas (UNFPA’s implementation of ERP) functionality; provide inputs to the Country Office administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures; and provide inputs to preparation of results-oriented work plans.

• Ensure effective functioning of the Country Office hardware and software packages: Perform specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components (discs, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc) and routine diagnosis and repairs of IT equipment with minimum external assistance, assist in the installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades, assist in upgrading patch and anti-virus programs on a timely basis; provide preventive maintenance and servicing of all IT equipment, monitor the file server traffic, usage and performance on a frequent and regular basis, support users in backing up and restoring their files, as well as in virus detection, removal and prevention.

• Support networks administration: assist in trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems; respond to user needs and questions regarding network access; assist in backup and restoration procedures for local drives; maintain backup logs; and assist in organizing of off-site storage of backups.

• Provide administrative support: maintain an up-to-date inventory of software and hardware; maintain a library of IT related reference materials; maintain the inventory and stock of both consumable and non consumable inventory; extract data from various sources; research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources; prepare statistical charts, tables and reports as required; provide IT support to key events.

• Provide support to Programme staff: provide IT support to the programme staff and assist in the maintenance of an up-to-date electronic inventory of all programme files, important documents and a library of published articles and videos.

• Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Country Office: participate and assist in the organization of training for the Country Office staff on IT issues; contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice; ensure UNFPA’s issues and concerns are represented in forums on common or shared IT facilities.

Qualifications:
Completion of Secondary School Education, he/she has advanced professional qualifications in computer technology, complimented with extensive relevant experience in technical support to the corporate IT sector. He/she must have knowledge of electrical wiring and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, including network administration, support to management of hardware and software platforms and telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications. Good knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, Microsoft Windows, corporate ICT security and viral protection systems as well as ERP is required.

The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Other competencies:
• The necessary business acumen for the position and a client approach to work
• Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
• Skills to manage relationships, communicate and develop people
• An ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation
• Good knowledge of database systems.

Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: VA/FPA/SOM/01/2010 – Information Technology (IT)/LAN Management Assistant on the envelope should be addressed to:

The Representative
UNFPA CO Somalia
P.O. Box 28832, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
OR
Email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/02/2010
Post Title: Secretary
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Date of Issue: 08 February 2010
Closing Date: 21 February 2010
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative; the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

• Draft responses to incoming correspondence, types and proof-reads correspondence and documents utilizing the computer to communication on programme matters.

• Provide secretarial and logistical support to missions.
• Make flight bookings and hotel bookings for staff and missions.

• Maintain up-to –date addresses and telephone numbers of staff, partner agencies and vendor.

• Prepare Travel Authorization (TA), calculate entitlements for staff and other UNFPA personnel travelling, support in the completion of Annual Travel Plans.

• Raises requisitions in Atlas, receipting PO`s, budget checking Requisitions and prepare certification of payment for air ticket bills and other Admin/ Programme related payments.

• Submit GHG Emission Calculator annually and serve as UNFPA Focal point for UNFPA Going Green Initiative.

• As the UNFPA ISECT Administrator; ensures up to date staff records on duty stations and their dependants for security purposes. Maintains up to date UNDSS staff movement tracking. Place/ confirm requests for security trainings/ briefings through UNDSS office.

• Take notes at All Staff, Programme and Operations meetings and prepare correspondence as directed by Programme/Operations personnel.

• Update and manage the office filing system to ensure easy and quick retrieval of information.

• Support the Senior Secretary in provision of overall secretarial services to facilitate delivery of UNFPA assistance.

• Perform any other duties as required.
Functional Competencies:

Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines. Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly and diplomatically.

Corporate Competencies

Integrity/Commitment to mandate
Inspires confidence through personal credibility. Holds themselves accountable for actions taken. Takes the initiative to report on any deviations from established norms/practices.

Places UNFPA interest first and foremost, including resisting political and personal pressure. Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.

Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning
Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development.

Valuing diversity:
Shows respect, tact and consideration for different cultures in all communications.

Working in teams:
Works collaboratively with colleagues inside UNFPA as well as UNFPA partners and other stakeholders.

Communicating information and ideas:
Prepares written material in a manner that does not require corrections or editing by others.

Conflict and self management:
Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of her own state of mind. Avoids engaging in unproductive conflict.

Working with people

Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Avoid blaming others or the organization as a whole for problems which are within his/her area of control. Knows his/her limitations and strengthens, and exhibits a desire to learn. Welcomes constructive criticism and feedback. Knows when to ask for help and where to focus in developing new strengths. Seeks feedback on own performance, and acts to continuously improve.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
Completion of Secondary School Education plus qualifications in secretarial/business education courses.

Experience:
At least five years secretarial/administrative experience, preferably part of it with an international organization or the United Nations.

Languages:
A good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

Computer Skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications.

Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02/2010 –Secretary” on the envelope should be addressed to:

The Representative
UNFPA CO Somalia
P.O. Box 28832, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
OR
Email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

‘UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.’

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Position:
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The position will report to GRP2 leader. The job specifically includes the following duties and responsibilities.

• Administering and overseeing GRP2 requirements related to travel, finance, procurement and office supplies
• Administrative assistance in the preparation of grants and their budgets
• Oversight of financial and budgetary issues of GRP2 and related projects
• Facilitation of communication amongst GRP2 staff and between them and staff of other GRPs
• Organising meetings, workshops and events and taking minutes of meetings as required
• Updating content on the GRP2 website
• Administrative and logistical support to GRP2 staff, students, consultants and short-term staff
• Assistance in ensuring that project deadlines are met
• Acting in response to routine correspondence in the absence of the supervisor.
• Maintaining a diary and a calendar of events for the supervisor and other project staff as required
• Any other duties commensurate with the role as requested by the supervisor.

The successful applicant will have:
• A Diploma or a Higher Diploma in Business Administration, Management or other relevant subject with proven office management skills.
• At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization.
• High level of computer skills, ability to handle basic accounting and ability to learn new applications quickly.
• Highly effective planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for an Administrative Assistant” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 11th February 2010. Only internal applicants will be considered.

If you do not hear from us by 26th February, 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Maintenance Technician-Audio Visual Support to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide upon request AV support to all headquarter-based meetings;
• Develop together with the operations Manager the annual preventive maintenance schedules for all AV equipment and meeting rooms.
• Carry out both preventive and scheduled maintenance of AV equipment.
• Allocate meeting rooms to clients upon request and ensure high standards of cleanliness;
• Manages the Centre’s Cyber Café and works closely with ICT to ensure equipment is in serviceable condition;
• Proactively develop contacts with other institutions with similar AV equipment and activities to ensure that the Centre maintains a state-of –the art AV equipment and practices;
• Assist the maintenance team with various maintenance tasks during times when there are no meetings;
• Work closely with the Travel , Visitors and Conferences to provide monthly chargebacks on room and AV equipment use to FSU
• Provide quarterly reports;
• Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum qualification and experience
• Diploma in technical engineering related field
• Five (5) years relevant experience
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Good computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Maintenance Technical – Audio Visual Support” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Travel and Conferences Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide assistance in travel logistics services i.e. ticketing, visas, transit arrangements, hotel bookings and travel advisories, to all ICRAF staff and hosted institutions for whom ICRAF provides these services.
• Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences and symposia organized by ICRAF and Hosted institutions.
• Booking of the centres’ meeting venues and conference equipment to ensure optimal provision of services.
• Provide support for functions as requested.
Minimum qualification and experience
• IATA Diploma
• Three (3) years relevant experience;
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Good analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Working knowledge of IATA travel soft wares.
• Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Application for Travel & Conferences Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Travel and Conferences Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide assistance in travel logistics services i.e. ticketing, visas, transit arrangements, hotel bookings and travel advisories, to all ICRAF staff and hosted institutions for whom ICRAF provides these services.
• Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences and symposia organized by ICRAF and Hosted institutions.
• Booking of the centres’ meeting venues and conference equipment to ensure optimal provision of services.
• Provide support for functions as requested.
Minimum qualification and experience
• IATA Diploma
• Three (3) years relevant experience;
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Good analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Working knowledge of IATA travel soft wares.
• Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Application for Travel & Conferences Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY: VSF- SUISSE SOUTH SUDAN PROGRAM

VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road , P. O. Box 25656, Nairobi, Kenya 00603
Or: Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery,
Hai Malakal, Juba, Southern Sudan
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

VSF Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian and development interventions in the Greater Horn of Africa since 1995. The organization’s main activities focus on improving animal health, production and marketing, providing alternatives to food security, rehabilitation and development, and supporting resettlement of IDPs and refugees. The organization has been awarded a Grant by the GOSS Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARF) to implement a Livestock and Fisheries Development Project (LFDP) on a pilot basis for a period of six (6) months in Unity State, Southern Sudan

VSF-Suisse seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Field Veterinarian to work under this project. The position is field based and candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic living conditions. The Field Veterinarian will lead a team of local paraveterinary personnel in the assigned field locations and work under the direct supervision of the LFDP Project Manager. Details of the position are provided below:

POSITION: FIELD VETERINARIAN- 1 POST

Key Responsibilities:

 Over see the implementation of the project activities in the assigned geographical area based on the activity logframe and approved work plans
 Carryout training needs assessments and undertake refresher and new training courses for Community Animal Health Workers and local veterinary counterparts on basic animal healthcare service skills
 Supervise and provide professional advice on technical aspects of local veterinary health staff in their work.
 Facilitate community dialogue meetings for project awareness creation and general community sensitization and document the outcome
 Facilitate all training sessions and document the outcome through written reports
 Facilitate and coordinate all livestock healthcare services activities, including cattle camp visits to monitor the activities of the animal health workers and provide on the job training/instructions on basic technical skills
 Collect information on diseases including outbreaks and monitor local disease situation.
 Prepare and ensure timely delivery of high-quality project progress reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements.
 Ensuring that all program related reports submitted stored systematically.
 Represent VSF Suisse in the livestock sector/food security meetings.
 Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the Project manager for approval and processing
 Organise team weekly team planning meetings and share information on daily and weekly progress with project implementation
 Manage the field base location and be responsible for the preparation of monthly field base asset inventory for submission to the Project Manager.
 Responsible for liaison with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required.
 Maintain daily communications with the regional field office on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues,

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required

• Degree in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health Science
• At least 3 years working experience in veterinary programmes / in animal health projects as a field vet.
• Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises.
• Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work
• Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills.
• Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities
• Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team
• Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines
• Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities in Southern Sudan will be an added advantage

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to the VSF-S office in Juba or Field Base Office at Leer: or via email address given above. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 17th February 2010, before 16.00hrs. Preference will be given to Sudanese Nationals.
ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ASB Global Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Research and synthesis (About 50%): Undertake research that contributes to the global synthesis of ASB results across sites in the three tropical continents and ICRAF’s research agenda on environmental services. Assist and engage with REDD analysis by country teams; information synthesis and dissemination; prepare summary results; and disseminate research results through web sites, listservers and other media, in collaboration with the ASB Communications Officer. Contribute to the writing, editing, and dissemination of ASB research outputs (www.asb.cgiar.org/publications).
• Facilitation, partnership revitalization and maintenance (About 20%): Provide support and training to national teams and new projects on REDD and Rewards for Environmental Services http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cres in several technical areas: visioning, scenario analysis, http://www.asb.cgiar.org/ma/scenarios, modeling, Participatory GIS, and institutional analysis. Facilitate partnership and country scoping for ASB’s policy focus, applying concepts of boundary organizations and outcome mapping. The Associate will also contribute to the implementation of a system of monitoring and evaluation of knowledge outputs and science-policy work through information sharing and management.
• Fundraising (About 15%): Lead and support preparation of concept notes, budgets, workplans, and proposals for submission to donors, especially related to REDD.
• Management (About 15%): Undertake a range of tasks in a variety of areas including: Supporting the Global Coordinator, helping to plan and coordinate workshops and ASB meetings, including the annual meeting of the Global Steering Group. Contribute to strategic planning for policy outcomes, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Participate in the recruitment of ASB Research Fellows and interns.

The Requirements:
• M.Sc. with a minimum of four (4) years post-graduate experience, preferably related to research or research support in an international organization
• Environmental Economist, Geographer (social, economic), Environmental studies or other discipline relevant to ASB: e.g., public policy, natural resource management
• Experience with Climate Policy and REDD related issues
• Good research and writing skills
• Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Well organized and able to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
• Previous experience travelling, living, and working in developing countries and willingness to travel.

While not required, the following skills also would be advantageous:
• Familiarity with French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and/or Portuguese and ASB countries (Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines).
• Experience with CGIAR institutions and donors
• Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Familiarity with the techniques of outcome mapping, community visioning and/or scenario analysis
• Experience in simulation modeling, remote sensing, statistical analysis and/or database management
• Interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Terms of offer
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)/ASB is an equal opportunity employer offering an internationally competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years with nine (9) months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to assessment of performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to send one (1) page cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s professional achievements (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, sent via email to icrafhru@cgiar.org with a copy to ASB@cgiar.org. Please mark the email subject as: “ASB Programme Associate”. Applications will be considered until 28th February 2010 or until the position is filled.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

More about ASB
A comprehensive external review in 2005 http://www.asb.cgiar.org/impact/ found that ASB is “… the world’s pre-eminent pantropical research system for producing generalizable understanding of human/environment interaction at the forest margins.” ASB is governed by a Global Steering Group of 10 national and international agricultural research institutions. ASB received the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership in 2005. CGIAR Centres participating in the ASB Alliance include CIAT-TSBF, IFPRI, ICRAF and IITA. ASB partners around the world share an interest in conserving forests and reducing poverty in the humid tropics.

We invite you to learn more about ASB and ICRAF by accessing our web sites: http://www.asb.cgiar.org and http://www.worldagroforestry.org

ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ASB Global Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Research and synthesis (About 50%): Undertake research that contributes to the global synthesis of ASB results across sites in the three tropical continents and ICRAF’s research agenda on environmental services. Assist and engage with REDD analysis by country teams; information synthesis and dissemination; prepare summary results; and disseminate research results through web sites, listservers and other media, in collaboration with the ASB Communications Officer. Contribute to the writing, editing, and dissemination of ASB research outputs (www.asb.cgiar.org/publications).
• Facilitation, partnership revitalization and maintenance (About 20%): Provide support and training to national teams and new projects on REDD and Rewards for Environmental Services http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cres in several technical areas: visioning, scenario analysis, http://www.asb.cgiar.org/ma/scenarios, modeling, Participatory GIS, and institutional analysis. Facilitate partnership and country scoping for ASB’s policy focus, applying concepts of boundary organizations and outcome mapping. The Associate will also contribute to the implementation of a system of monitoring and evaluation of knowledge outputs and science-policy work through information sharing and management.
• Fundraising (About 15%): Lead and support preparation of concept notes, budgets, workplans, and proposals for submission to donors, especially related to REDD.
• Management (About 15%): Undertake a range of tasks in a variety of areas including: Supporting the Global Coordinator, helping to plan and coordinate workshops and ASB meetings, including the annual meeting of the Global Steering Group. Contribute to strategic planning for policy outcomes, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Participate in the recruitment of ASB Research Fellows and interns.

The Requirements:
• M.Sc. with a minimum of four (4) years post-graduate experience, preferably related to research or research support in an international organization
• Environmental Economist, Geographer (social, economic), Environmental studies or other discipline relevant to ASB: e.g., public policy, natural resource management
• Experience with Climate Policy and REDD related issues
• Good research and writing skills
• Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Well organized and able to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
• Previous experience travelling, living, and working in developing countries and willingness to travel.

While not required, the following skills also would be advantageous:
• Familiarity with French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and/or Portuguese and ASB countries (Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines).
• Experience with CGIAR institutions and donors
• Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Familiarity with the techniques of outcome mapping, community visioning and/or scenario analysis
• Experience in simulation modeling, remote sensing, statistical analysis and/or database management
• Interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Terms of offer
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)/ASB is an equal opportunity employer offering an internationally competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years with nine (9) months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to assessment of performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to send one (1) page cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s professional achievements (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, sent via email to icrafhru@cgiar.org with a copy to ASB@cgiar.org. Please mark the email subject as: “ASB Programme Associate”. Applications will be considered until 28th February 2010 or until the position is filled.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

More about ASB
A comprehensive external review in 2005 http://www.asb.cgiar.org/impact/ found that ASB is “… the world’s pre-eminent pantropical research system for producing generalizable understanding of human/environment interaction at the forest margins.” ASB is governed by a Global Steering Group of 10 national and international agricultural research institutions. ASB received the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership in 2005. CGIAR Centres participating in the ASB Alliance include CIAT-TSBF, IFPRI, ICRAF and IITA. ASB partners around the world share an interest in conserving forests and reducing poverty in the humid tropics.

We invite you to learn more about ASB and ICRAF by accessing our web sites: http://www.asb.cgiar.org and http://www.worldagroforestry.org

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/006/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Coupon Manager)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2009 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
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2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as coupon
manager in addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The coupon manager reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Collect and review participant checklist form to ensure that all RDS steps in the
assessment have been completed.
c) Maintain, organize and record all coupon activity in a detailed coupon manager
database.
d) Produce coupons for participant by pasting in stickers with the correct coupon
identification number and writing in the expiration dates on each coupon.
e) Determine from the coupon identification numbers the correct number of coupons to
distribute to the participant, on the basis of the participant’s wave (particularly if
coupon reduction is used).
f) Explain the recruitment process to the participant in great detail.
g) Ask network size questions and fill in network size form.
h) Pay out the primary and secondary incentives.
i) Oversee and record all monetary transactions for the RDS site.
j) Recording payment of the primary incentive in the logbook and ensure that there is
adequate supply of incentive money available for each assessment day.
k) Assess whether the participant had a positive or negative experience during the
survey process (exit interview).
l) Answer any and all questions regarding the research.
m) Complete Non-response questionnaire (if the recruiter reports that one or more of
the people he/she tried to recruit did not accept a coupon).
n) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
o) Filing, transporting, and maintain documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
p) Report to Research Manager on a daily basis.
q) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principle Investigator.
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5. Qualifications
Experience
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
High School education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Amharic or Oromo (fluency in two of three an advantage)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Interviewer) – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as interviewer, in
addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The interviewer reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordinate of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
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anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups in the Somali context.
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/008/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Screener) – 2 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
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Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Health Programmer Officer / Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the
incumbent will serve as screener at the RDS site.
The screener will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall understanding
of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures, interviewing
processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management and steps
involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The screener reports directly to the FTL and is usually the first person with whom a
potential participant will come in contact. The screener is responsible for greeting and
welcoming the participant and ensuring that she feels comfortable at the interview site.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Check coupon validity (color, has it been tampered with, expiration date, etc.).
b) Check eligibility using criteria.
c) Complete ineligibility and refusal forms as necessary.
d) Explain the research process, including the behavioral questionnaire and bio sample
collection.
e) Obtain consent from the potential respondent.
f) Encourage the potential respondent to ask questions.
g) After obtaining consent, the screener will record the participant’s coupon number on
the checklist form.
h) If screener is unsure about the membership of a particular person to the target
population, they should consider asking screening questions and/or contacting the
FTL.
i) Make appointments with potential respondents if there are too many people waiting
to be screened.
j) Maintain a daily appointment form, which provides dates and hours during which
potential participants can show up for an appointment.
k) Build rapport with respondents to put them at ease.
l) Ensure the accurate coupon numbers are entered onto the checklist form.
m) Ensure confidentiality of information collected (breaking confidentiality of
respondents will result in immediate termination of contract).
n) Report promptly to the FTL if there are any problems.
o) Hand over all documents to the FTL at the end of every day.
p) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator.
5. Qualifications
Experience
Connection with / knowledge of target population group (Somali and Ethiopia
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communities, female sex workers) mandatory
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Secondary School education desirable
Languages Skills
Fluent in Somali or Oromo/Amharic (1 position each)
Fluent in English
Computer Skills
Familiarity with computers (no particular software requirements) an asset
Skills and Competencies
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent reasoning and negotiation skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/009/10
Functional Title: Consultant – VCT Nurse – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 4.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
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2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Health Programmer Officer / Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the
incumbent will act as VCT Nurse, in addition to performing other field research related
activities. The VCT Nurse reports directly to the FTL.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
paper forms.
c) Ensure that the VCT experience is private and the client feels comfortable.
d) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
e) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue or if other
problems occur.
f) Provide pre-test counselling for all respondents participating in the research
g) Draw blood and possibly other samples following the study protocol guidelines and
perform rapid tests for HIV and other STIs
h) Perform quality control procedures as outlined in the study protocol
i) Properly store and transfer testing kits, and other materials as outlined in the study
protocol
j) Provide post-test counselling.
k) Provide referrals to health services as needed.
l) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times (breaking confidentiality of respondents will result in
immediate termination of contract).
m) Ensure that all forms are properly handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while
respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
o) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
Nursing and VCT experience essential
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Knowledge of professional ethics and counsellor’s code of conduct
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Nursing qualifications
VCT training
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
VACANCY NOTICE
OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS
VACANCY NOTICE NO: IOM/011/10
Position Title: Project Assistant – Livelihood Component for Somalia
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: G5/01
Type of Appointment: 3 months contract with a possibility of extension
General Functions:
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative for MRF Nairobi, and the
guidance of the Programme Coordinator for Somalia, under the direct supervision of the
Project Officer, the incumbent will assist in the implementation and provide routine and
specialised and administrative and technical assistance in the implementation of the
activities of the Mixed Migration project on Livelihood. Responsibilities include:
Essential Functions:
1. Assist in the technical and administrative implementation of the Mixed Migration
Livelihood component and provide support for the overall management and
administration of the livelihood project component including financial data and
progress reports;
2. Maintains the project-related correspondence and progress, technical reports and
documents;
3. Draft reports and formal correspondence and assists in dissemination to relevant
counterparts;
4. Monitors status of the project, compiles, summarizes, and presents
information/data on activities and produce reports on a regular basis;
5. Assist Project Officer in providing technical support to increase the capacity of
relevant implementing partners engaged in the implementation of livelihood
component;
6. Maintains, updates and compiles project documentation including payment
requests and similar routine project documentation both for the project and to
assist the project officer in the commission of their duties;
7. Undertakes duty travel related to project implementation;
8. Represents IOM at meetings and conferences relevant to the project and to
Somalia in general, as authorised;
9. Establishes linkages and liaison with partner agencies and ministries, relevant to
the project as directed;
10. Assists in drafting and developing new projects, in particular in relation to Mixed
Migration and livelihood;
11. Prepare progress reports including financial reports on project activities;
12. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Desirable Qualifications:
1. Advanced diploma in social sciences, development/planning, livelihood, food
security or other related field;
2. A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of
community development or livelihoods, including at least 2 years field experience
in a post-conflict, complex emergency and highly insecure area;;
3. At least 2 years work experience in an international organization;
4. Proven experience in project management working through local NGO and
remote areas;
5. Proven experience in community development, especially field-based;
6. IOM functional competencies required: effective communicator, successful
negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player and cross
cultural facilitator;
7. Past work experience through a “remote” project management approach and
implementing “Quick Impact Projects” is an advantage
8. Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel,
Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.
9. Excellent command of spoken and written English is a must.
10. Knowledge of Somali and prior work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or the Middle
East will be considered as an advantage.
Mode of application:
Submit well written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address
to:- International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department,
P.O.Box 55040 – 00200, Nairobi – OR – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int
Closing date: 19 February 2010
HEAD REVENUE ASSURANCE & FRAUD PREVENTION
Location: Nairobi
Our client is a diverse business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in manufacturing,
infrastructure, energy, shipping and communications in more than 15 countries worldwide.
Professionally managed, it has invested in commodity, annuity and services businesses using
state-of-the-art technology and in-house research and innovation making it the leading player in
its businesses.
The corporation for a strong, competent, results oriented Head of RA for the finance function.
Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Head RA & Fraud Prevention will be responsible for
the following:
•Fraud Prevention
•Fraud Detection & Management
•Risk Management & Product Assurance
•Revenue Assurance
Fraud Prevention
•Pro-actively identify and report on all areas that are susceptible to fraud across the
organization.
•Regularly carry out fraud-risk analysis on all key processes within the organization and report
potential risk areas
•Prepare, develop and recommend policies and procedures to help identify fraud to prevent
incidences of fraud
•Develop and maintain risk management and control systems
•Continually Improve systems and procedures to prevent incidence of fraud
•Utilize the FMS or other analytical tools to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fraud
management.
Fraud Detection
•Conduct fair fraud/forensic investigations in case of detection of fraud
•Carry out periodic review of processes to reduce incidence of fraud
•Identify, analyze and record sufficient information to achieve the objectives of the fraud
review
•Conduct and involve in investigations till completion, including preparation of documents for
court attendance if required.
•Develop and maintain clear and relevant MIS and reporting systems
Risk Management and Product Assurance
•Assess risk and loss potential in all products, projects and processes
•Cross Function liaison as Risk expert to follow-up in risk Mitigation and Management
•Investigate, develop risk control processes and promote recommendations for development
of risk culture
•Develop expertise in the organization to advise management on risk profiles including
external risks like Reputation, sabotage, political and fraud
•Develop relevant Risk Control processes
•Ensure compliance with all requirements, statutory or otherwise.
•Review and ensure all products, services and projects comply with approved policy
•Identify Risk exposures in design specifications or supporting systems and systems
development
•Risk assessment/ Obtain assurance of technology ability to support the product/Projects fully
•Identify, manage and advice business on all operation risks
•Develop relevant Risk Control processes and risk
Revenue Assurance
•Subscriber Number and Balances Assurance
•Top-ups and Adjustments Assurance
•Revenue Reporting and Assurance
•Traffic Assurance
•Interconnect Revenue/ Cost Assurance
•Support to Law Enforcers
•Product Assurance
•Manual Loadings Assurance
Knowledge, skills & attributes required:
•Post graduate degree in Computer Science/Systems design & development.
•A degree in management will be an added advantage.
•10 years experience with a minimum of 3 years in RA & Fraud Prevention & Management.
•Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor a team.
•Experience in a telecommunications environment will be a distinct advantage
•Good analytical skills with the ability to simplify complex and ambiguous problems and solve
them.
_______________________________________________________________________________
To apply, send your application including a covering letter and detailed CV highlighting
relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email
address, and the names of three professional referees by end of business Friday 12th
February 2010 to:
Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: http://www.adeptsys.biz
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Visit our website for more vacancies.

ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ASB Global Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Research and synthesis (About 50%): Undertake research that contributes to the global synthesis of ASB results across sites in the three tropical continents and ICRAF’s research agenda on environmental services. Assist and engage with REDD analysis by country teams; information synthesis and dissemination; prepare summary results; and disseminate research results through web sites, listservers and other media, in collaboration with the ASB Communications Officer. Contribute to the writing, editing, and dissemination of ASB research outputs (www.asb.cgiar.org/publications).
• Facilitation, partnership revitalization and maintenance (About 20%): Provide support and training to national teams and new projects on REDD and Rewards for Environmental Services http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cres in several technical areas: visioning, scenario analysis, http://www.asb.cgiar.org/ma/scenarios, modeling, Participatory GIS, and institutional analysis. Facilitate partnership and country scoping for ASB’s policy focus, applying concepts of boundary organizations and outcome mapping. The Associate will also contribute to the implementation of a system of monitoring and evaluation of knowledge outputs and science-policy work through information sharing and management.
• Fundraising (About 15%): Lead and support preparation of concept notes, budgets, workplans, and proposals for submission to donors, especially related to REDD.
• Management (About 15%): Undertake a range of tasks in a variety of areas including: Supporting the Global Coordinator, helping to plan and coordinate workshops and ASB meetings, including the annual meeting of the Global Steering Group. Contribute to strategic planning for policy outcomes, capacity building and institutional strengthening. Participate in the recruitment of ASB Research Fellows and interns.

The Requirements:
• M.Sc. with a minimum of four (4) years post-graduate experience, preferably related to research or research support in an international organization
• Environmental Economist, Geographer (social, economic), Environmental studies or other discipline relevant to ASB: e.g., public policy, natural resource management
• Experience with Climate Policy and REDD related issues
• Good research and writing skills
• Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Well organized and able to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills and ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
• Previous experience travelling, living, and working in developing countries and willingness to travel.

While not required, the following skills also would be advantageous:
• Familiarity with French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and/or Portuguese and ASB countries (Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines).
• Experience with CGIAR institutions and donors
• Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Familiarity with the techniques of outcome mapping, community visioning and/or scenario analysis
• Experience in simulation modeling, remote sensing, statistical analysis and/or database management
• Interest and experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Terms of offer
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)/ASB is an equal opportunity employer offering an internationally competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years with nine (9) months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to assessment of performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to send one (1) page cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s professional achievements (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, sent via email to icrafhru@cgiar.org with a copy to ASB@cgiar.org. Please mark the email subject as: “ASB Programme Associate”. Applications will be considered until 28th February 2010 or until the position is filled.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

More about ASB
A comprehensive external review in 2005 http://www.asb.cgiar.org/impact/ found that ASB is “… the world’s pre-eminent pantropical research system for producing generalizable understanding of human/environment interaction at the forest margins.” ASB is governed by a Global Steering Group of 10 national and international agricultural research institutions. ASB received the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership in 2005. CGIAR Centres participating in the ASB Alliance include CIAT-TSBF, IFPRI, ICRAF and IITA. ASB partners around the world share an interest in conserving forests and reducing poverty in the humid tropics.

We invite you to learn more about ASB and ICRAF by accessing our web sites: http://www.asb.cgiar.org and http://www.worldagroforestry.org

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Monitoring & Reporting Officer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya Programme
7 months Fixed Term Contract

Are you a person with a strong programme monitoring and evaluation background, interested in broadening your scope and ensure delivery of a quality programme? We have a challenging opportunity just for you in the post of Monitoring and Reporting Officer for the Urban Programme.

Key Responsibilities
• Support the urban programme in the production of cash transfer plans.
• In collaboration with the Urban Livelihoods and Food Security Advisor, support training of the partners’ on data collection methods.
• Design the programme monitoring and evaluation tools and databases for the diverse projects of the programme.
• Coordinate the urban programme data collection, computation, cleaning and data analysis and making the analysis reports available to inform the programme.
• Support the programme to document and analyse the effects and impact of Oxfam interventions in Urban Informal Settlements of Nairobi.
• Assist partners with data compilation and directly manage the storing of crucial programme data.
• Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues while ensuring the involvement of the poorest members of the community while promoting the full and equal participation of women.
You will have
• A degree in social sciences, with proven experience in project monitoring and evaluation with an international NGO.
• Proven practical experience of humanitarian context analysis and programming, including cash transfer projects and monitoring systems.
• A good understanding of project cycle management including developing monitoring and evaluation framework.
• Proven experience of participatory programme approaches.
• Good analysis and report writing skills coupled with strong communication skills in written and spoken English.
• Previous experience in record keeping and filing systems.
• Ability to thoroughly handle multiple tasks simultaneously; plan and follow tasks through to completion.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting Monitoring & Reporting Officer. The closing date for applications is 12th February 2010.

Candidates who had previously applied for this position need not re-apply.
iversity The difference starts with you

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Maintenance Technician-Audio Visual Support to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide upon request AV support to all headquarter-based meetings;
• Develop together with the operations Manager the annual preventive maintenance schedules for all AV equipment and meeting rooms.
• Carry out both preventive and scheduled maintenance of AV equipment.
• Allocate meeting rooms to clients upon request and ensure high standards of cleanliness;
• Manages the Centre’s Cyber Café and works closely with ICT to ensure equipment is in serviceable condition;
• Proactively develop contacts with other institutions with similar AV equipment and activities to ensure that the Centre maintains a state-of –the art AV equipment and practices;
• Assist the maintenance team with various maintenance tasks during times when there are no meetings;
• Work closely with the Travel , Visitors and Conferences to provide monthly chargebacks on room and AV equipment use to FSU
• Provide quarterly reports;
• Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum qualification and experience
• Diploma in technical engineering related field
• Five (5) years relevant experience
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Good computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Maintenance Technical – Audio Visual Support” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Travel and Conferences Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide assistance in travel logistics services i.e. ticketing, visas, transit arrangements, hotel bookings and travel advisories, to all ICRAF staff and hosted institutions for whom ICRAF provides these services.
• Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences and symposia organized by ICRAF and Hosted institutions.
• Booking of the centres’ meeting venues and conference equipment to ensure optimal provision of services.
• Provide support for functions as requested.
Minimum qualification and experience
• IATA Diploma
• Three (3) years relevant experience;
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
• Good analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good command of both written and spoken English;
• Working knowledge of IATA travel soft wares.
• Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 19th February 2010 and should indicate “Application for Travel & Conferences Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

Dear Colleagues,

The WACC Photo competition 2010 has been launched. The competition, in its seventh year, is being run on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/wacc2010/) for the fifth time! This year’s theme is COMMUNICATION AND POVERTY.

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VACANCIES
RESPOND PROJECT
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EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
We are recruiting for the posts of Project Assistant and Driver for RESPOND Project. The RESPOND Project is a USAID-funded global project that works with Ministries of Health, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector to increase the demand for, access to and use of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services using a supply-demand-advocacy/policy improvement model. All the positions are based in Nairobi with possible travel to the field.
1. PROJECT ASSISTANT

The Project Assistant works closely with the RESPOND technical staff in Kenya to provide logistical, administrative and other support as delegated. The Project Assistant must become familiar with and follow all EngenderHealth Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the RESPOND Project’s internal policies and procedures.
Responsibilities
• Maintains calendar of project activities including travel and visiting schedules, staff and other meetings and reminds the team of upcoming events.
• Prepares agenda, takes meeting notes, and provides interpretation as needed in meetings. Ensures equipment support for the project presentations, training activities, workshops, etc.
• Assists with preparation of Project’s presentations and other PR activities
• Sets up and maintains project files, electronic files, project library and other resources. Organizes the team’s technical materials for easy retrieval
• Maintains and organizes public folder filing system
• Provides administrative and necessary logistic support to project activities, assists in organizing training sessions, workshops, conferences
• Drafts routine correspondence to partners and collaborators (greetings, thank you letters etc.)
• Participates in field visits providing support with scheduling meetings, interpretation and follow up activities
• Assists with proof reading and formatting of major program products such as training curricula, reference materials, survey tools, study reports, requests for applications etc

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• Assists the Technical Team in gathering information and responding to inquiries inside and outside the Project
• Other comparable duties may be assigned to this position from time to time, in general support of EngenderHealth activities.

Education, Experience and Certifications
1. Minimum of a Diploma in Business Management/Administration/Project Management or relevant field
2. Minimum 3-5 years working experience required
3. Experience in providing logistical support to events coordination
4. Excellent communication and report writing skills in English
5. Good problem-solving skills and ability to take the initiative
6. Outgoing personality, patience, flexibility
7. Ability to work and cope very well under pressure
8. Basic computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of public health and reproductive health issues in Kenya preferred.
2. Knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations
3. Good Team dynamics and self starter.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other technical staff and counterparts. Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering, and consensus-building skills.
5. Good written and spoken English. Fluent in Kiswahili
6. Advanced skills in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Internet.
7. Ability to work under pressure, autonomously and in a team.

2. DRIVER

The Driver will work with staff of the RESPOND Project to provide support in driving staff to meetings and field trips; and, running office errands.
Responsibilities:
• Clean and inspect the vehicle on a daily basis and complete the “Daily Vehicle Inspection Form”.
• Perform basic routine check (oil, water, battery, tire pressure, lights etc) every morning and always with a view to identifying any faults and reporting these to the Project Assistant.
• In liaison with the Project Assistant/Admin officer maintain a register for planned vehicle servicing and ensuring this is adhered to.
• Bring to the knowledge of the Project Assistant any faults noticed and repairs to be carried on the vehicle immediately as it is noticed.
• Maintain a “Vehicle Movement Register” and “Log Book” and ensure that staff or any other official visitor taken on a trip signs the logbook at the end of each journey.
• Take responsibility for driving staff and official visitors to all approved journeys/destinations
• Assist in dispatching official mail/packages as determined by the program office

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• Report to the Project Assistant when the vehicle is due for refueling; complete the “Fuel Coupon Form” for fuel replenishment or take funds to procure fuel and thereafter retire the advance.
• Ensure that passengers comply with proper safety routine while in the vehicle, including the use of seatbelts and locking the doors at all times
• In liaison with the Project Assistant ensure that the vehicle is equipped with emergency and first aid kits.
• Perform any other duties as may be directed by the Project Assistant or her designee.

Education, Experience & Certifications
1. Minimum Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent
2. Holder of valid drivers license class E
3. Knowledge of standard highway traffic codes
4. Clean driving record with no outstanding tickets or legal issues due to poor driving
5. Demonstrated experience of the Kenya road network system within the geo-political regions
6. Ability to communicate effectively in English
7. Certification in Basic Vehicle Maintenance is an added advantage
8. Basic computer literacy required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to drive safely and apply road rules
2. Complete knowledge of motor vehicle mechanics and upkeep
3. Honest, flexible and dependable personality with an ability to respond and react appropriately to unexpected changes in schedules, routes or other tasks
4. Ability to organizing tasks – and to ask for clarification if instructions are not clear
5. Pleasant personality and willing to follow and implement instructions
6. Good interpersonal and communication skills
7. Ability to interact with all cadres of staff and foreign visitors.
8. Detail oriented and a good team player.

TO APPLY
Please visit the careers page at http://www.engenderhealth.org to submit you details online so as to be received not later than Friday, February 19, 2010. Please include details of your salary requirements and salary history. Note that Screening and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as the applications are received. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.
EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Management Sciences for Health Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program TITLE: Program Advisor, Faith Based Organizations, (FBO) & Ministries REPORTS TO: Senior Capacity Building Advisor / Ministries BAND: 5 LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya BACKGROUND The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya will support public sector units of the health system, non-governmental organizations (NGO), faith based organizations (FBO) and other USAID partners by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities at the provincial, district and community level facilities. The program will improve the health of Kenyan population by positively impacting the quality and access to health services. Subject to award by USAID, this project will be carried out over a five-year period beginning o/a March 15, 2010. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES The Program Advisor, FBO & Ministries will provide focused, high-quality institutional capacity building assistance to faith based partners of the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) program. The Program Advisor will be responsible for coordinating and managing all LMS activities with faith based organizations in Kenya. The Program Advisor will provide technical direction in leadership and management when appropriate. Responsible for maintaining a positive working relationship with LMS’ faith based partners in Kenya. S/he will build and maintain relationships with key client stakeholders and be responsible for achieving client-specific goals. The Program Advisor, FBO & Ministries will work closely with the Deputy Director/Sr. Technical Advisor. S/he will support the effective operation of the LMS Kenya team by contributing to work planning, monitoring and evaluation, and communications with internal and external stakeholders. The Program Advisor, FBO& Ministries will exercise impeccable professional ethics, and will be aware of and adhere to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Client Responsibilities

• Implementing technical assistance in a manner that leads to adoption and sustainable use of LMS tools and approaches by building client awareness of current gaps, achieving buy-in on the viability and need for an LMS tool or approach, and training client staff on
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the use of LMS tools or approaches, utilizing expertise in some or all of the following key areas of technical assistance mentioned in the general description above.

• Building and managing professional relationships with key stakeholders, and providing reliable, high-quality follow through on all obligations to clients and other parties.

• Communicating with clients, donors and other external parties as requested, including contributing to written reports and/or presentations.

• Developing tools and interventions to address client needs, including manuals and new systems, and utilizing existing MSH/LMS tools, with a focus on incorporating these tools into client’s operations.

• Contributing to the design of strategies for implementing institutional capacity development across multiple clients, utilizing existing resources, according to client’s greatest needs, with awareness of cultural and political sensitivities, and according to donor expectations and timeframes.

• Bringing pending needs for contracted work or short term technical assistance to the attention of the Deputy Director/Sr. Technical Advisor in a timely manner.

2. Internal Responsibilities

• Providing advice and support to the Deputy Director/Sr. Technical Advisor and other staff on integrating clients’ needs for institutional capacity building into project work plans and budget projections.

• Drafting internal reports and/or communications as needed.

• Submitting requests for contracts or STTA, and all administrative items (e.g., expense reports, timesheets, travel requests), in a timely manner.

• Inform the Deputy Director/Sr. Technical Advisor of opportunities to expand LMS Kenya’s impact through new client engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Graduate degree in international public health, international development, public policy, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.
2. Experience managing relationships with USAID missions preferred.
3. Ability to work as a member of a team, and to contribute to developing a new project in a dynamic environment.
4. Significant senior level work experience in institutional capacity building in the area of strengthening leadership and organizational development.
5. Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of indigenous governmental organizations and FBOs.
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6. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.
7. Ability to produce results in diverse cultural, social, and language contexts.
8. Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
9. Fluency in oral and written English required.
10. Willingness to travel within Kenya regularly and potentially outside Kenya, as required.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Center for Leadership and Management
Leadership Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program
TITLE: Leadership Development Program Coordinator, (LDP)
REPORTS TO: Deputy Project Director/Sr. Technical Advisor, LMS Kenya
BAND: 5
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
BACKGROUND
The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya will support public sector units of the health system, non-governmental organizations (NGO), faith based organizations (FBO) and other USAID partners by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities at the provincial, district and community level facilities. The program will improve the health of Kenyan population by positively impacting the quality and access to health services. Subject to award by USAID, this project will be carried out over a five-year period beginning o/a March 15, 2010.
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Leadership Development Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the MSH’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) for LMS Kenya, developing the LDP facilitator community, and in refining and adapting processes and systems for the LDP. Also responsible for LDP quality assurance and coordination of the LDP workshops, including facilitator training, LDP delivery and facilitator coordination. Works closely with the LDP Administrative Assistant to ensure venues and transport for workshops are arranged in a timely manner. The LDP Coordinator is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities. The position could require travel for technical assistance assignments.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide management support to field and/or core funded programs, in relation to Leadership Development Program budgeting, project management, and knowledge management. Work with project managers to staff, program and budget leadership development programs. Work with field staff to train them in the LDP knowledge management system and respond to field needs for tracking leadership development programs.

2. Develop and document standard project management practices for the LDP. This could include developing project practices for prioritizing and implementing activities, managing the institutional memory of the team, and managing the Leadership Development Program facilitator community. This includes writing materials, dissemination of materials, and any necessary training in new systems.

3. Supervise consultants and technical advisors in LDP related assignments.

4. Ensure adherence to technical quality, fulfillment of programmatic activities within budgetary guidelines, and compliance with Cooperative Agreement requirements.

5. Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements of country/ subproject activities, including USAID reporting requirements and technical reports.

6. Contribute to the cross-fertilization of technical and management ideas and approaches within the LMS programs through presentations, trip reports, etc.

7. Ensure the smooth flow of information and coordination with other LMS Program staff, in relation to the Leadership Development Program activities.

8. Provide technical assistance to launch and coach LDPs. Activities could include developing the design for LDPs, developing the communication and reporting lines for LDPs, developing the monitoring and evaluation review process for LDPs, facilitating senior alignment meetings, facilitating training of facilitator workshops, providing facilitation support for the first LDP workshops, and providing virtual coaching support to the co-facilitation team.

9. Review LDP facilitator feedback on LDP materials in relation to monitoring and evaluation and adapt materials as necessary.

10. Serve as liaison for select LDPs and maintain close communication with the LMS Monitoring, Evaluation Technical Advisor to ensure LDPs are provided adequate monitoring and evaluation support and local monitoring and evaluation staff and facilitators receive the training necessary to support LDPs.

11. Provide technical assistance to the LDP facilitator community. Responsibilities include responding to queries from facilitators in the field, developing additional leadership development program materials and resources, and linking leadership development program facilitators who are working in the same public health area to one another.

12. Facilitate team meetings with MSH leadership specialists to brainstorm, achieve consensus, and operationalize activities that will ensure the quality of the leadership and management development work.

13. Collaborate with other LMS staff and consultants to design, refine, and adapt existing LDP approaches and materials (or to develop new approaches and materials if a gap is identified).

14. Represent the interests of the Programs Unit, LMS Program and MSH at internal and external meetings and conferences as appropriate.

15. Provides oversight to the LDP Administrative Assistant.

16. Perform other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree in management, public health, or a related field; or equivalent experience required, preferably international in scope.
2. Proven programmatic, technical and managerial ability and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a broad range of indigenous, nongovernmental, governmental, and international organizations within multiple socio-cultural contexts.
3. Minimum of three years of project management experience, preferably international in scope.
4. Strong facilitation, communication, communication, and negotiation skills.
5. Experience working with and managing senior leaders preferred.
6. Excellent writing skills.
7. Familiarity with USAID requirements highly recommended.
8. Experience working with teams to achieve results.
9. Fluency in English required (written and oral).
10. Computer skills essential: Windows applications, specifically Word, Excel and Power Point.
11. Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Management Sciences for Health
Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program
TITLE: Program Advisor for Capacity Development of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)
REPORT TO: Program Advisor, Training Institutions
BAND: 5
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
BACKGROUND
The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya will support public sector units of the health system, non-governmental organizations (NGO), faith based organizations (FBO) and other USAID partners by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities at the provincial, district and community level facilities. The program will improve the health of Kenyan population by positively impacting the quality and access to health services. Subject to award by USAID, this project will be carried out over a five-year period beginning o/a March 15, 2010.
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Program Advisor for Capacity Development, KMTC will report to the Program Advisor, Training Institutions. S/he is
d their capacity to deliver an MSH tool, the Leadership Development Program (LDP), to provincial and district level health teams.
S/he will work with KMTC management which will involve the senior management team, KMTC management Board and the principle tutors and their management teams of the satellite colleges as outlined in their strategic plan.
. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Engage with KMTC management to address goals in strategic plans.
• Coordinate technical assistance for the faculties’ delivery of L&M training.
• Support the establishment of an Institute of L&M and roll-out of the LDP to provincial and district level teams.
• Ensure training programs are implemented as part of coherent scale-up strategy and programs are designed and planned in a systematic way,

respecting the needs and key stakeholders and considering resources available.
• Ensure quality in implementation and scale up of training programs.
• Organize engagement meetings with KMTC and manage collaborations and partnerships.
• Work closely with key stakeholders and training institutions for training strategy development, curriculum development, materials development, planning, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation..
• Ensure facilitators are appropriately trained and available for future training programs.
• Attend training workshops, as needed.
• Support the Program Advisor, Training Institutions, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years relevant experience in management, health, education or the social sciences. Curriculum development experience preferred.
2. Proven programmatic, technical and managerial ability and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues.
3. Demonstrated experience in working with multiple stakeholders in a multi-faceted program. Experience with a USAID funded program is highly desirable.
4. Strong ability to organize, scan and summarize information; strong oral and written communication skills; strong facilitation and negotiating skills.
5. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and use good judgment.
6. Computer skills essential: knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation programs (Microsoft applications preferred); and ability to learn new software packages.
7. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and to lead a team to achieve results in a complex and fast paced environment.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants.
9. Ability to travel within Kenya

POSITION DESCRIPTION Management Sciences for Health Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program TITLE: Priority Hospital Reform Coordinator REPORT TO: Senior Capacity Building Advisor/Ministries BAND: 5 LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya BACKGROUND The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya will support public sector units of the health system, non-governmental organizations (NGO), faith based organizations (FBO) and other USAID partners by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities at the provincial, district and community level facilities. The program will improve the health of Kenyan population by positively impacting the quality and access to health services. Subject to award by USAID, this project will be carried out over a five-year period beginning o/a March 15, 2010. Since 2009, LMS has been facilitating a USAID/MOMS working group on priority hospital reforms and working towards a vision in which level five hospitals in Kenya will be autonomous, efficiently and effectively governed and managed facilities offering quality services that meet the demands of the communities they serve by 2012. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Hospital Reform Coordinator reports to the Senior Capacity Building Advisor and is responsible for the oversight, technical guidance, coordination and facilitation of the USAID/MOMS Priority Hospital Reform working group. He or she is responsible for the coordination of the LMS Technical Assistance to the level 5 facilities. He or she will work closely with the Ministry of Medical Services to ensure activities are well coordinated. The Hospital Reform Coordinator will coordinate key stakeholders and MOMS partners and build commitment to the process. The coordinator will lead the three (3) pilot hospitals through a strategic planning process to identify priority actions to strengthen their management structures and systems and build their capacity to sustain their performance. Additionally, s/he will coordinate specific TA in areas of governance, restructuring, leadership and management, health information systems and financial planning and management.
S/he will also facilitate the hospitals under reform to connect with appropriate partners working in the other areas needing strengthening. To ensure sustainability and support, the coordinator will also be responsible for rolling out a mentorship program to hospital boards. And while working with these facilities, LMS will document best practices and
lessons learned in hospital reform to assist MOMS successfully expand this to other hospitals and beyond the duration of the project.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Engage with and align key stakeholders within MOMS
2. Develop and facilitate a mentorship program for Hospital Boards
3. Facilitate and provide technical assistance and support to the USAID/MOMS Priority Hospital working groups
4. Provide and/or coordinate technical assistance for the implementation of strategic plans for the three pilot facilities
5. Monitor and document best practices and lessons learned.
6. Assist the USAID/MOMS working groups in developing standard operating procedures and protocols within hospital departments,
7. Represent the project in meetings and forums.
8. Perform any other duties as required by the Senior Capacity Building Advisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Medical Doctor with Graduate qualifications in Public Health or related field
2. At least 5 years of work in a Hospital setting required
3. Previous experience and progressively increasing responsibility in the areas of supervision and continuous quality improvement.
4. Experience in USAID-funded health projects is highly desirable.
5. Strong interpersonal skills are required.
6. Strong computer skills including word, PowerPoint, excel and access

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Center for Leadership and Management
Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program (LMS)
POSITION: Financial Management, Technical Advisor REPORTS TO: Deputy Director / Senior Technical Advisor BAND: 5 LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya BACKGROUND The Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya will support public sector units of the health system, non-governmental organizations (NGO), faith based organizations (FBO) and other USAID partners by strengthening the leadership and management capabilities at the provincial, district and community level facilities. The program will improve the health of Kenyan population by positively impacting the quality and access to health services. Subject to award by USAID, this project will be carried out over a five-year period beginning o/a March 15, 2010. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES The Financial Management, Technical Advisor, will be responsible for providing technical assistant in financial management to partners and clients including Faith Based organizations, and Hospitals included in the priority reform works. S/he will be responsible for leading a team of professionals to transfer essential skills, including appropriate costing of services, budgeting and management of funds to strengthen the operational and financial capacity of clients and partners. S/he will design and implement targeted capacity building and technical assistance based on the project’s needs. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Collaboratively develop menu of innovative and scalable interventions for promoting the clients and partners’ capacity and practices to effectively manage their financial operations.
2. Transfer essential financial and management skills to partners and clients, including FBOs, departments and divisions linked to the MOH and to Hospitals participating in the hospital reforms to strengthen their capacity.
3. Participate in delivering periodic learning programs to target districts and facilities (as well as to others at the regional and national levels, as required).
4. Participate in seminars and conferences to share and disseminate experiences and lessons learned among key actors at the district, regional and national levels (including impact of interventions and performance tracking for productivity and quality, as well as review of governance and oversight and recommendations going forward).
5. Mobilize short-term technical expertise in finance, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing as requested to meet the needs of the project.
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6. Represent the project in dealings with USAID, the MOH and other partners as assigned by the Deputy Project Director.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Certified Public Accountant background is highly desirable.
2. Demonstrated capabilities in health financing, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing. Experience working effectively in capacity building in the aforementioned areas at the district level or with local organizations.
3. Demonstrated successful experience working as an advisor to ministries of health or finance in developing countries.
4. Thorough knowledge of USAID program management, of applicable regulations and requirements, and of institutional capacity building, especially in a post conflict and high healthcare needs environment. Knowledge of public health desired.
5. Demonstrated capability in multi-tasking and working simultaneously with multiple teams. Able to prioritize and manage a complex portfolio, collaborating with many types of stakeholders.
6. Experience working with public and private counterparts in Kenya.
7. Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
8. Strong computer skills (word processing, graphic programs and excel spreadsheets).
9. Previous experience working with the Kenyan Government a plus.

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – HIV Researchers – 6 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
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3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable
Women in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbents will form a research team and will
screen and interview research respondents, in addition to performing other field research
related activities.
The researchers will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples. The interviewer
reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
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Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Microsoft Excel Competency an asset
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/007/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Interviewer) – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
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2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as interviewer, in
addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The interviewer reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Conduct face-to-face interviews, in a non-judgemental manner, ensuring that
respondents’ answers to questions are recorded immediately
b) Record data using computer assisted device interviewing (CADI).
c) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
d) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
CADI and any paper forms.
e) Ensure that the interview is private, and that no onlookers are present in the
interview room (except the FTL, and only if agreed to by the respondent).
f) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
g) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue with the interview
or when there problems occur.
h) Data entry and coding as required.
i) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the FTL.
j) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
k) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Interview additional population groups including truck drivers, police and military
using other sampling methodologies (yet to be confirmed).
m) Assist in coordinate of validation workshops with stakeholders.
n) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
A minimum of one year experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
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anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups in the Somali context.
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders.
Education
High School Education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Computer Skills
General use of computers
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010
Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/005/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Research Assistant / Field Team Leader
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid June, 2010 (4.5 months)
1. Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain strategic information for
intensifying prevention programmes among vulnerable migrant women, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as irregular migrants, sex workers and
their clients, injecting drug users and other hard to reach groups.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant vulnerable women in
Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant vulnerable women in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
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Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Vulnerable Women
in Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under direction of the Principle Investigator, the incumbent will serve as the
research assistant for the project and Field Team Leader (FTL) responsible for managing
and participating in data gathering, overseeing quality control of interviewing, and ensuring
data delivery to the Principal Investigator.
The FTL will be trained in RDS methodology and must have a thorough understanding of all
components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures, interviewing processes,
management and payment of the incentive, coupon management and steps involved in the
collection and management of biological samples. Most importantly, the field team leader
oversees the quality of the assessment process and ensures that staff members are
following the protocol.
The FTL has broad management responsibility of the field team and is responsible for
ensuring that staff members are conducting their jobs effectively.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Assist in recruitment of data gathering teams and training of new field staff
(interviewers, screeners, coupon manager)
b) Assist in locating and equipping appropriate RDS sites.
c) Assist in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies
d) With assistance of local Technical Advisors, liaise with community leaders,
government officials and other stakeholders in order to gain access to target groups
and permission to undertake data collection.
e) Maintain close and constant communication with Technical Advisors, relevant IOM
staff, and local authorities.
f) Data entry as required.
g) Ensure prompt delivery of all data to the Principal Investigator
h) Oversee quality assurance of the interview process and performance of the
interviewers, screener, and coupon manager. The FTL is responsible for ensuring
that the study protocol is strictly followed.
i) Fulfil the tasks of other RDS staff if required and therefore be capable of undertaking
the tasks and responsibilities of other staff members (i.e., coupon manager,
screener, interviewer) when needed.
j) Ensuring that the RDS interview sites are well stocked with supplies.
k) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
l) Ensure that all forms and questionnaires (electronic and paper based) are properly
data entered and e-mailed to Principle Investigator for verification.
m) File and store in a locked file cabinet all data according to operating procedures on a
daily basis, while respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Coordinate with and oversee collection of specimens and oversight of biological
specimens and paperwork transport.
o) Coordinate and facilitate validation workshops with stakeholders.
p) Other duties as may be assigned by the Principle Investigator.
5. Qualifications
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Experience
A minimum of two years experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and
anthropological / social research in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on
hard-to-reach groups.
Practical experience in leading research projects at field level in collaboration with
government and stakeholders.
Experience in training research staff and in research methods and maintaining
confidentiality of study respondents.
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
Degree in public health and/or anthropology, applied social research, or related
background.
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (fluent in at least one of the aforementioned
languages, beneficial if fluent in two)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of
diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
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PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/009/10
Functional Title: Consultant – VCT Nurse – 4 positions available
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2010 (approx. 4.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Health Programmer Officer / Principal Investigator in Nairobi, the
incumbent will act as VCT Nurse, in addition to performing other field research related
activities. The VCT Nurse reports directly to the FTL.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Ensure that the accurate ID survey number and coupon number are entered into the
paper forms.
c) Ensure that the VCT experience is private and the client feels comfortable.
d) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
e) Report promptly to the FTL if the respondent is unable to continue or if other
problems occur.
f) Provide pre-test counselling for all respondents participating in the research
g) Draw blood and possibly other samples following the study protocol guidelines and
perform rapid tests for HIV and other STIs
h) Perform quality control procedures as outlined in the study protocol
i) Properly store and transfer testing kits, and other materials as outlined in the study
protocol
j) Provide post-test counselling.
k) Provide referrals to health services as needed.
l) Filing, transporting, and maintaining documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times (breaking confidentiality of respondents will result in
immediate termination of contract).
m) Ensure that all forms are properly handed over to the FTL at end of each day, while
respecting the confidentiality of respondents at all times.
n) Assist in coordination of validation workshops with stakeholders.
o) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principal Investigator
5. Qualifications
Experience
Nursing and VCT experience essential
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Knowledge of professional ethics and counsellor’s code of conduct
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders an asset
Education
Nursing qualifications
VCT training
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Oromo or Amharic (2 positions for Somali speakers and 1-2 for
Oromo and Amharic)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010

Regional Office for Central & East Africa
Rhapta Road, Westlands, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 02 444 4167,444 4174, 444 6898 • Fax: +254 02 444 9577 • E-mail: sronairobi@iom.int
OPEN TO INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vacancy Notice No: IOM/006/10
Functional Title: Consultant – Researcher (Coupon Manager)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: February – mid May, 2009 (approx. 3.5 months)
1. Background
To date the HIV response has been targeted towards general population efforts, and as
such little is known about the risk of HIV infection among most-at risk groups (MARPs) in
Kenya. There has been some research around sex work, but these studies tend to recruit
Kenyan born sex workers, leaving out a large proportion of the sex work population which
comprises migrants including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and
undocumented and irregular migrants. Agencies working with sex workers in Nairobi note
that these women are not being reached by current HIV programming.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National AIDS Control Council of
Kenya (NACC), the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), the Kenya
AIDS Control Project (KACP), University of Nairobi, and the Joint UN Team on AIDS
(JUNTA) in Kenya proposes a joint effort in an attempt to obtain the required strategic
information for intensifying prevention programmes among this key population, currently
overlooked by the national response.
The goal of this activity is to provide baseline data to initiate routine HIV surveillance of this
group, to be replicated in two to three years. Findings will be reported to all stakeholders
and the Ministries of Health (MOH) and information will be used to better target prevention
programmes for this vulnerable group. Results will also contribute towards global efforts in
identifying HIV risks and vulnerabilities among migrants and displaced persons residing
outside of camp settings.
In many countries Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) studies have become an
integral component informing the national HIV response. These studies have been shown
to be particularly useful in providing information on behaviors among sub-populations who
are difficult to reach through traditional household surveys, but who are likely to be at
higher risk of HIV infection or transmission, such as sex workers and their clients.
The research will use a methodology called Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) that
requires in depth training, monitoring and close supervision of all staff and data collection
sites. Due to the technical and logistical challenges of researching inherently marginalized
populations, a collaborative approach will be undertaken in implementing this project.
Technical experts at the country, regional, and/or global level from respective agencies will
provide inputs during each stage of the project. Government officials and local NGOs will
assist in providing the necessary permissions for undertaking the research and for
accessing marginalized populations
2
2. Nature of the consultancy
Participate in the implementation of an IBBS survey among migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
Objective: To establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among
migrant FSWs in Nairobi.
3. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing:
Integrated Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Migrant Female Sex
Workers (FSWs) in Nairobi, Kenya
4. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
Working under the direction of the Field Team Leader (FTL) and under the overall
supervision of the Principal Investigator the incumbent will serve primarily as coupon
manager in addition to performing other field research related activities.
The researcher will be trained in RDS methodology and must have an overall
understanding of all components of RDS, including enrollment and eligibility procedures,
interviewing processes, management and payment of the incentive, coupon management
and steps involved in the collection and management of biological samples.
The coupon manager reports directly to the FTL.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
a) Build rapport with the respondents to put them at ease.
b) Collect and review participant checklist form to ensure that all RDS steps in the
assessment have been completed.
c) Maintain, organize and record all coupon activity in a detailed coupon manager
database.
d) Produce coupons for participant by pasting in stickers with the correct coupon
identification number and writing in the expiration dates on each coupon.
e) Determine from the coupon identification numbers the correct number of coupons to
distribute to the participant, on the basis of the participant’s wave (particularly if
coupon reduction is used).
f) Explain the recruitment process to the participant in great detail.
g) Ask network size questions and fill in network size form.
h) Pay out the primary and secondary incentives.
i) Oversee and record all monetary transactions for the RDS site.
j) Recording payment of the primary incentive in the logbook and ensure that there is
adequate supply of incentive money available for each assessment day.
k) Assess whether the participant had a positive or negative experience during the
survey process (exit interview).
l) Answer any and all questions regarding the research.
m) Complete Non-response questionnaire (if the recruiter reports that one or more of
the people he/she tried to recruit did not accept a coupon).
n) Ensure confidentiality of information collected.
o) Filing, transporting, and maintain documents while respecting the confidentiality of
respondents at all times.
p) Report to Research Manager on a daily basis.
q) Other duties as may be assigned by the FTL and Principle Investigator.
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5. Qualifications
Experience
Knowledge on professional ethics and confidentiality in research and VCT settings
Experience undertaking qualitative/quantitative and anthropological / social research
in the field of HIV and AIDS, including research on hard-to-reach groups in the
Somali context not required, but an asset
Practical experience participating in research projects at field level in collaboration
with government and stakeholders not required, but an asset
Experience with RDS methodology an asset
Education
High School education
Languages Skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English.
Fluent in Somali, Amharic or Oromo (fluency in two of three an advantage)
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work independently, with flexibility, and meet deadlines.
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent negotiation and management skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in difficult settings.
Ability to be discrete regarding work assignment details to individuals outside of IOM.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gained during confidential testing and
counselling and any other information regarding the research findings until such
information has been officially disseminated.
6. Duration and Remuneration
Travel within Nairobi to data collection sites will be required.
Flexible hours (possibly very early mornings) as dictated by the research requirements
(and possibly subject to change part way through the contract).
Remuneration will be determined based on skills and experience.
Mode of Application:
Submit well-written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address
to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
Closing Date: 15 February 2010

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