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Opening date: February 2010
Closing Date: 9th March 2010

Position: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER-DATA ANALYST

Location: Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program (EDARP) – Nairobi

Education: Minimum a bachelor degree in statistics or related field with at least 4 years of experience in data analysis. Candidates with a related master’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in data analysis will also be considered.

Desirable Qualities:
• Strong background in data manipulation and analysis (especially cohort/longitudinal data)
• Ability to design/develop data manipulation and analysis programs in STATA, SAS, SPSS, and Epi for data manipulation/report writing, production, processing, and storage of forms, and documentation skills.
• Ability to organize accurate and efficient workflow, identifying and resolving potential or current data problems.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with staff in all cadres.
• Good judgment in trouble shooting, problem solving, awareness of own limitations and strong internal motivation essential.
• Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team in improving data quality and information use

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Advice selection of statistical methods for data analysis, and authoring the corresponding sections of the protocol documents or method sections of scientific papers, and conducting the analysis once datasets are created.
• Assists with the entry of research data by overseeing the construction of databases, guiding the data entry process and planning and organizing data verification.
• Work with data and project team members to ensure efficient processing and extraction of datasets.
• Assists data management staff in aspects relevant for providing high quality data sets for statistical analysis
• To carry out any other tasks that would reasonably be expected of a statistician to enhance the proper and efficient functioning of the statistics and data management group.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Head of M&E or any designated person.

Applications should include the following:
• Brief cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Testimonials
• Day phone and email contact information
• 3 referees

Candidates who had previously applied need not respond to this advertisement.

Applications to be sent to:

Human Resource Section,
Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program
P.O. Box 47351-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Recruitment@edarp.org

PRODUCT MANAGER – VAS
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.
ROLE PURPOSE
Reporting to the Head of Core Products, the product Manager will be responsible for the development of VAS
product plans and the coordination of product lines through the entire product life cycle in order to maximize
revenues. Responsibilities cover On line Marketing (Web-Presence), Enterprise solutions (Microsoft Hosted
Messaging, Blackberry), Data and 3rd Part solutions. Ensure that the requirements of the markets are fully
accounted for in the product planning process to launch and after. Manages the VAS budget (OPEX/CAPEX) by
providing input into the products / marketing budget by developing the VAS budget, manages the product
management budget and provides weekly feedback on current and future spend versus actual to the Head of
Core Products. To manage third party product development partners to increase revenues through marketing a
range of products within their portfolio of partner accounts. To manage the corporation’s key business partners
to deliver innovative and compelling products to both prepaid and postpaid customer base. To ensure that the
main brand is promoted and utilized in such a way as to enhance their reputation for first to market, customer
satisfaction, market leadership and preferred operator for commercial partnerships offerings.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Acquisition targets and Revenue Growth
•Innovation & Solution deployment: Plans and deploys various stand alone and combined VAS propositions
encompassing all revenue channels including, Voice, SMS, MMS, data and build product loyalty amongst
customers.
•Strategic Planning: Create and implement marketing & go to market strategy for the company and those of
the customers.
•Financial Management & Reporting: Responsible for internal collaboration, team work development and
implementation of key Project Management routines within the products development and implementation
team across the organization. The job holder will also develop proposals in line with agreed financial
thresholds and achieve agreed sector targets; ensuring appropriate feedback is given to enhance business
understanding and monitor performance. He/she will also manage the VAS budget, and give weekly
feedback on current and future spends in comparison with the actual.
•Relationship Management: Build high-level relationships with internal customers and external distributors in
order to increase the market share
•Planning and strategy development: Revenue strategies, forecasts and reporting; marketing plans and
pricing strategies; product propositions and business cases; making executive presentations including
annual road map; evaluation of new product concepts that will impact positively on revenue growth and
customer retention.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•Degree in Business Management
•4-6 years hands on experience in a retail service or FMCG industry
•Computer literate.
PRODUCT MANAGER – VAS
•Customer Care Experience
PERSONAL SKILLS/QUALITIES
•Strong analytical and Problem solving skills.
•Excellent Negotiation and Presentation skills
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Both oral and written).
•Customer Oriented
•High personal standard.
•Strong interpersonal and people skills
•Innovative and creative
•Strong familiarity with business management
•Confident, self-assured, personable and presentable.
•Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented.
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
Assists management in devising direct marketing plans and strategies:
•Assists management in determining effective marketing techniques
•Determines ways to differentiate from competitors
•Work with management to identify up selling opportunities
•Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities
•Design, implement and promote VAS strategies
•Identify opportunities to increase penetration and usage of VAS services using planned trade events like
national promotions, trade fairs, road-shows, corporate product launches etc.
•Mentor less experienced colleagues to come up to speed
How 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 25th February 2010.
Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: http://www.adeptsys.biz
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Visit our website for more vacancies

GIBBUN WOORI WORLD KENYA (GWW-Kenya) is an International NGO base on Seoul, South Korea making a debut in Africa. We are building a Welfare Centre in Ongata Rongai area and wish to recruit qualified peoples:

Focused field: Child Welfare
Vocational Training
Rehabilitation centre for the disables

Vacant position: physiotherapist
Occupational therapist
Special Education Teacher
-teacher with skills and training to teach learners with special needs
Social worker
Technical teacher (tailoring, hair dressing, knitting, bakery, carpentry)

How to apply
Send us your CV, academic achievement, qualified certifications and anything identifying your abilities with three referee letter via gwwkenya@gmail.com by 28th of February 2010.
Successful applicants will be contacted for the interview
Enquiries and detailed job description will be available by gwwkenya@gmail.com

Regional Human Resources Manager
Nairobi, Kenya
http://www.path.org
Sue Wallace CIR, CDR, CSSR
2201 Westlake Ave, Suite #200
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
Tel: 011-206.302.4546 Email: swallace@path.org

In every corner of the globe, PATH works to solve some of the world’s biggest health
problems. As a global, nonprofit organization, our mission is to improve the health of
people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and
encouraging healthy behaviors.
The Regional Human Resources Manager will oversee the implementation of HR
programs and processes to ensure effective utilization of human capital to maximize
business performance in the designated region. She/he will influence the alignment of
HR and Corporate Services by engaging country and field operations to gain
acceptance for strategic HR decisions. Specifically, the Regional Human Resources
Manager will ensure the successful execution of HR policies and processes and
compliance in the following areas: Total Rewards, Staffing, Learning, Performance
Management, Employment Practices, and HR communications and organizational
effectiveness for their region. The Regional Human Resources Manager will model
and promote organizational values and behaviors.
The Regional HR Manager will report to the Division Director of Human Resources
and partner with the Country Program Leaders, Project Directors and country program
representatives. As this position serves as HR manager and liaison between HQ
(Headquarters) and field offices located in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and
Democratic Republic of Congo (countries may vary), on key human resources
functions, frequent travel between the field offices is expected.
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced international Human Resources
professionals. Make an impact by joining PATH as we pursue our ambitious vision of
a world where health is within reach for everyone.
To learn more about this position and apply online click
http://tinyurl.com/ybq55as

Executive Sales Person
Category: Sales & Marketing Location: nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type: Full-Time Pay: 60000/-
Summary: Royal Group of Companies is looking for Executive Sales person
to handle Corporate clientele for the sale of their furniture in their
show rooms on mombasa roads
Description: The job will require fulltime commitment of being in the field,building
new clients and improving on the existing clients
Requirements: The candidate should have the following requirements:
Diploma in Sales and Marketing from a recognized institution.
Experience in sales and marketing of 3 years
fully detailed CV with 3 good recommendations and a photograph of the
candidate
Job ID: 31911
Date
Posted:
08 February 2010
Closing
Date:
08 March 2010
Contact
Info:
Maria Akberali
Royal Group of Companies
Web Address :
http://www.royalgroupkenya.com
Mombasa road
Nairobi
Tel no:2066546
Mobile no 0727804472

Clerks of Works
Category: Engineering & Construction Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary: Mastermind Tobacco Ltd
Description: Reporting to and working under the direction of assistant manager
construction, the clerk of works will be in charge of one big project or
several small construction projects. He/she will do the following duties
among others;
Supervise all the technical and administrative activities in the
allocated construction project /Sites
Recruitment and deployment of labour at construction sites.
Rigorously oversee and control construction materials and
equipment use.
Ensure that all standard construction, environment, health and
safety rules are adhered to and that all other legal and
occupation standards are observed in the construction
process.
All the time work with foremen to ensure quality workmanship
and superb adherence to plans and details.
Ensure that project activities including timely material
requisition, are on schedule to ensure strict adherence to
construction time frames.
Prepare weekly reports for presentation during weekly site
meetings.
Safeguard construction materials, tools and equipments
against loss and damage.
Any other duties allocated by the supervisor from time to time.
Requirements: Qualifications
A minimum of a Diploma education in Building, Construction,
Civil Engineering or Architecture.
Five (7) years experience at the same level in a busy
construction project.
Knowledge of AutoCad/Archicad and Ms Office will be an
added advantage
Possession of a valid driving licence.
We will only consider those with training knowledge, experience and
high degree of integrity.
Applications stating current salary along with a detailed CV including
day time telephone contacts, Photostat copies of certificates and
testimonials, names and addresses of two referees and a recent
passport size photograph should be sent
Job ID: 31777
Date Posted: 01 February 2010
Closing Date: 27 February 2010
Contact Info: The Human Resources
Manager
Mastermind Tobacco Ltd
The Human Resources
Manager
Mastermind Tobacco Ltd
P.O BOX 68144-00200
NAIROBI
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VA-23-10 February
3, 2010
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Voucher Examiner
Opening: February 8, 2010
Closing: February 22, 2010
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-7
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-420-7
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS
POSITION.
The Financial Management Center (FMC) has an opening for the position of Voucher
Examiner. The position will be available immediately.
Basic Function:
Will be responsible for examining a wide variety of complex vouchers and for
ensuring compliance with contract/lease provisions and State Department and other
agency regulations for goods and services. Supports the vouchering needs of 26
supported agencies including ICASS and State Department.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is
available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.
Qualifications Required:
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and
comprehensive documentation/information supporting each item.
_ Completion of a university degree is required. Additional technical education or formal
training in accounting,
budgeting or management is also required.
_ Three years of performing progressively responsible specialized work in voucher
examining, allotment
accounting, disbursing or bookkeeping is required.
_ Level IV English ability is required. Level IV Kiswahili ability is also required.
_ Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
Selection Process:
WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER
(AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE,
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.
Additional Selection Criteria:
_ Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and regulations.
_ Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
_ Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to
apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
_ Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their
employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed
(WAE) work schedule.
_ Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in
determining candidacy.
_ Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by
the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the
closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.
To Apply:
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human
Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
•Application for Employment Form: The application form
(http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/empform.pdf) must be completed; please also
include a detailed Resume or CV explaining your specific experience for each
qualification/requirement of the position.
•Required documentation: Any degrees/diploma, high school certificate, valid
driver’s license, etc. that addresses a specific qualification required for the
position. (If you do not include this supporting documentation, your
application will not be considered.
DEFINITIONS
1. AEFM:- An individual who may qualify for a direct-hire Foreign Service
appointment on either a family member appointment or a temporary
appointment, provided that all of the following criteria are met:
•U.S. citizen; and
•Spouse or the same sex domestic partner as defined in 3 FAM 1610 of the
sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is
unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
•Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or
uniformed services member who is permanently assigned to or stationed
abroad at a U.S. Mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan,
and who is under the chief-of mission authority; and
•Residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as
appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
•Does not receive a USG retirement annuity or pension based on a career in the
US Civil, Foreign or uniformed services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least 18 years of age listed on the travel orders of a
direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently
assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a
USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM
above.
3. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and
EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment
under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission
authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.
4. Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied,
but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service
employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S.
mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the
chief-of-mission authority; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring U.S. government
employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post
with the sponsoring employee.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A foreign national or U.S. citizen who:
(1) Is a local resident; and
(2) Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and
(3) Is subject to host-country employment and tax laws.
All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the
local compensation plan (LCP).
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Cleared: MKatterson
Cleared: JAraujo
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VA-25-10 February
5, 2010
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Chauffeur
Opening: February 10, 2010
Closing: February 24, 2010
Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-BB
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-1015-3
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior
qualifications).
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS
POSITION.
The General Services Office (GSO) Motor Pool has an opening for the position of
Chauffeur. The position will be available immediately.
Basic Function:
The incumbent provides driver/chauffeur services driving passenger motor vehicles,
trucks and buses for the motor pool or warehouse for the General Services Office in
accordance with instructions received from the Motor pool supervisor and/or the
Dispatcher.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as
well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources
Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.
Qualifications Required:
NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below
with specific and comprehensive information:
_ Completion of high school is required.
_ A minimum of five years of commercial driving experience is required. A valid
and unexpired Kenyan commercial license, class B,C,E is also required.
_ Level III English ability is required. Kiswahili Level II ability is also required.
_ Must be familiar with Kenyan traffic laws and be familiar with the Nairobi area
traffic patterns. Must be knowledgeable on vehicle operation and maintenance
procedures. Must demonstrate, by road test at the time of interview, skills in
handling vehicles and ability to drive defensively to avoid accidents and personal
injuries.
_ Must have knowledge of MS word.
Selection Process:
WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER
(AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE,
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.
Additional Selection Criteria:
_ Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and
regulations.
_ Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
_ Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of
their employment.
_ Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of
their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually
Employed (WAE) work schedule.
_ Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in
determining candidacy.
_ Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as
required by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within
two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources
Office at 363-6091.
To Apply:
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human
Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
•Application for Employment Form: The application form
(http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/empform.pdf) must be completed; please
also include a detailed Resume or CV explaining your specific experience for each
qualification/requirement of the position.
•Required documentation: Any degrees/diplomas, high school certificate, valid
driver’s license, etc. that addresses a specific qualification required for the
position. (If you do not include this supporting documentation, your
application will not be considered.
DEFINITIONS
1. AEFM: An individual who may qualify for a direct-hire Foreign Service
appointment on either a family member appointment or a temporary
appointment, provided that all of the following criteria are met:
•U.S. citizen; and
•Spouse or the same sex domestic partner as defined in 3 FAM 1610 of the
sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is
unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
•Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or
uniformed services member who is permanently assigned to or stationed
abroad at a U.S. Mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan,
and who is under the chief-of mission authority; and
•Residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as
appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
•Does not receive a USG retirement annuity or pension based on a career in the
US Civil, Foreign or uniformed services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least 18 years of age listed on the travel orders of a
direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently
assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a
USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM
above.
3. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and
EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment
under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission
authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.
4. Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied,
but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service
employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S.
mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the
chief-of-mission authority; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring U.S. government
employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post
with the sponsoring employee.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A foreign national or U.S. citizen who:
(1) Is a local resident; and
(2) Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and
(3) Is subject to host-country employment and tax laws.
All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the
local compensation plan (LCP).
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Cleared: MKatterson
Cleared:JLandherr

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VA-27-10 February 9, 2010

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Clerk/Chauffeur
Opening: February 12, 2010
Closing: February 26, 2010
Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-AA
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-105-4
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

The Political Regional Affairs Office has an opening for the position of Clerk/Chauffeur. The position will be available immediately.

Basic Function:

The incumbent will serve as part of a team of office chauffeurs/clerks.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.

Qualifications Required:

NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information:

 Completion of high school is required.
 Prior administrative support experience (1 year or more) and/or substantive professional driving experience is required. A valid and unexpired Kenyan professional driver’s license is also required.
 Level IV English ability is required. Level IV ability Kiswahili is also required.
 Must have strong knowledge of various locations in Nairobi to include numerous private sector and other government office locations. Should have knowledge of basic auto mechanics, common safety practices with regard to vehicle operation and ability to ensure safety of passengers.
 Must be able to drive vehicles equipped with either standard or automatic transmissions; defensive driving techniques.

Selection Process:

WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER (AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.

Additional Selection Criteria:

 Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and regulations.
 Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
 Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
 Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
 Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining candidacy.
 Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.

To Apply:

Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
• Application for Employment Form: The application form (http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/empform.pdf) must be completed; please also include a detailed Resume or CV explaining your specific experience for each qualification/requirement of the position.
• Required documentation: Any degrees/diplomas, high school certificate, valid driver’s license, etc. that addresses a specific qualification required for the position. (If you do not include this supporting documentation, your application will not be considered.
DEFINITIONS

1. AEFM: An individual who may qualify for a direct-hire Foreign Service appointment on either a family member appointment or a temporary appointment, provided that all of the following criteria are met:
• U.S. citizen; and

• Spouse or the same sex domestic partner as defined in 3 FAM 1610 of the sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed services member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. Mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the chief-of mission authority; and

• Residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and

• Does not receive a USG retirement annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign or uniformed services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least 18 years of age listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

4. Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the chief-of-mission authority; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring U.S. government employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A foreign national or U.S. citizen who:
(1) Is a local resident; and
(2) Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and
(3) Is subject to host-country employment and tax laws.
All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the local compensation plan (LCP).
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Cleared: MKatterson
Cleared: DHoffman

VA-26-10 February 8, 2010
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment) [2 positions]
Opening: February 12, 2010
Closing: March 3, 2010
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-4
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-501-11
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nairobi has openings for the positions of Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment). The positions will be available immediately.

Basic Function:

The Public Health Specialist supervises HIV/AIDS care & treatment work for GAP-Kenya and its implementing partners at selected service delivery and study sites in Kenya. The PH Specialist will contribute to local, provincial and national levels regarding adult and pediatric care and treatment activities, curriculum development and trainings. Responsibilities are in two broad areas: Implementing/supporting care & treatment activities, and working with implementing partners in Kenya. Technical duties include leading efforts to ensure that care activities are based on the latest relevant science, and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for both opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis and ARV use. General responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of CDC and GAP-Kenya goals.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.

Qualifications Required:

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

 Medical qualification (MBchB, MBBS, or MD) is required.
 Medical and Public Health – At least 3 years of specialist experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS is required, which must include experience with the use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and OI prophylaxis. (2) International Experience: At least 3 years of medical and public health experience in developing countries is required, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health.
 Level IV (fluent) English ability is required. Level IV (fluent) Kiswahili also required.
 Must have technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting.
 Must have strong computer skills and be able to produce high-quality written reports and
effectively use spreadsheets, database software packages.
 Must have demonstrated ability to guide, motivate and lead a large and technically and culturally diverse staff at assigned program sites in conducting complex programs; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex interventions in HIV/AIDS care and prevention.

Selection Process:

WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER (AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.

Additional Selection Criteria:

 Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and regulations.
 Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
 Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
 Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
 Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining candidacy.
 Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.

To Apply:

Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
• Application for Employment Form: The application form (http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/empform.pdf) must be completed; please also include a detailed Resume or CV explaining your specific experience for each qualification/requirement of the position.
• Required documentation: Any degrees/diplomas, high school certificate, valid driver’s license, etc. that addresses a specific qualification required for the position. (If you do not include this supporting documentation, your application will not be considered.

DEFINITIONS

1. AEFM: An individual who may qualify for a direct-hire Foreign Service appointment on either a family member appointment or a temporary appointment, provided that all of the following criteria are met:
• U.S. citizen; and

• Spouse or the same sex domestic partner as defined in 3 FAM 1610 of the sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed services member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. Mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the chief-of mission authority; and

• Residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and

• Does not receive a USG retirement annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign or uniformed services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least 18 years of age listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

4. Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen direct-hire Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. mission or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and who is under the chief-of-mission authority; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring U.S. government employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A foreign national or U.S. citizen who:
(1) Is a local resident; and
(2) Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and
(3) Is subject to host-country employment and tax laws.
All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the local compensation plan (LCP).

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•Ensure equipments are clean, safe and well maintained.
•Keep the working environment clean and disinfected
•Ensure proper disposal of all waste.
•Ensure proper sterilization of the clinic equipment
•Submission of weekly and monthly returns on various operations of the
laboratory to the nurse in –charge
•Ensure that the laboratory maintains high standards of cleanliness
•Carry out health education including preventive and promotion
functions as may be required from time to time.
We are seeking a candidate who has successfully completed a Diploma in
laboratory technology and registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory
Technologists & Technicians Board. He/she at least two years experience in
relatively busy laboratory. The candidate should be conversant with
Information Technology and must be a Born Again Christian.
Send your application letter and curriculum vitae indicating 3 referees to:
HUMAN RESOURCE & SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICER, P. O. BOX 44128 – 00100,
NAIROBI or hr@nairobibaptist.co.ke on or before 26th February 2009. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NGO SAFETY PROGRAM (NSP)

Position Description

Title: Finance Assistant / Accountant – Somalia NGO Consortium/ NSP
Location: Nairobi with infrequent travel to Somalia and Somaliland
Start of Contract & Duration: Negotiable (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 specialised, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment 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 projects are located in Hargeisa, Garowe, Merka, Beletwyne, Afmadow and Baidoa.

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 accountably

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 specialised, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognises 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 Finance assistant/accountant. The Key responsibilities of this position will be to carry out all bank / cash transactions, booking payments, payment expenses, BFU follow up, cash book tracking, general administration as well as assistance in the preparation and follow up of program and support budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

To handle all bank and cash transactions and ensure that these are booked in cash-books on a daily basis. Tasks include:
 Daily booking of all transactions and reconciliation of cash balances
 Monthly reporting to the NGO Consortium Focal Point/ Senior Administration and Finance Officer providing fully reconciled reports detailing income, expenditure and cash/ bank reconciliations.
 Daily Maintenance/ reconciliation of petty cash.
 Provides information on Cash in hand and status on the bank account, for any currency, upon request.
 Ensure that all expenses are properly authorized before payment
 Ensure that all payments are prepared time and in accordance with all financial guidelines
 Preparation of the payroll for all staff
 Maintain filing systems in accordance with guidelines
 Reconciliation of advances etc.
 Ensure that all bookings in cash-books are done on a daily basis and in strict compliance with guidelines
 Creates spreadsheets to enable easy cash / required documents handling
 Provides Documentation required by Auditor and/or Donors.
 Assist the Senior Administration and Finance Officer in the preparation of budgets and follow up.
 Maintain a schedule for payment of utilities and lease agreements
 Provide leave cover for the Office Manager of the Somalia NGO Consortium
 Performs other duties as required by Program Manager NGO SPAS and Focal Point of Somalia NGO Consortium

General Responsibilities

• Any other reasonable duty as requested by line management.

Key Relationships

Internal Contacts

• Accountable to the Senior Support Officer
• DRC Administration.
• Regional Program Manager NSP
• All NSP Staff
• All NGO Consortium Staff
• NGO Consortium Focal point.

External Contacts

• International and National NGOs in the area of operations.
• Development agencies when applicable
• NGO Consortium members
• UN agencies
• Local authorities in Somalia
• Local authorities in Somaliland/Puntland
• Consultants
• Service Providers – including venues and retailers
• Donors where applicable
• All other sources of information deemed necessary.

Reporting Arrangements

• Reports to the NSP Senior Administration and Finance Officer.

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 infrequent 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 and be contactable at all times
• 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.
• 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.

Personal Specifications

Education/Training

• Completion of Secondary school
• Qualifications in accounting i.e. CPA, ACCA
• degree qualification in accounting or finance.
• Valid passport
• Valid driving license

Experience (minimum requirement)

• 2 years experience in an accountancy role.
• 2 years of experience in a Humanitarian or civil emergency services (finances)

Technical Skills

• Excellent grasp of the English language both written and spoken.
• Detailed understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Proven presentation/facilitator skills using adult learning methodologies

Preferable:

• Excellent grasp of the Somali language both written and spoken
• MBA

Core values and Critical Competencies

• Exercise high level of interpersonal skills.
• Ability to establish training requirements.
• Ability to write detailed planning matrix.
• Ability to coordinate and plan.
• Ability to assess needs.
• Able to work with limited supervision.
• Personal initiative.
• Team player.
• Proactive and reliable.
• Judgmental.
• Empathetic.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NATIONAL POSITION

NSP will manage the recruitment process according to host NGO recruitment procedures.

CONDITIONS

Commencement : Immediately
Duty station : Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.
Contract : 1 year renewable.

Further information
For general information about the NSP, please consult http://www.somaliangoconsortium.org

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
• Forward letter of application and C.V. electronically to liaison.drc.nsp@drc.dk with reference to the medium through which you found this advertisement.
• The Subject heading should read ‘’Finance Assistant/Accountant’’.
• Applications that meet the minimum requirements and qualifications above ONLY will be considered.
• Closing date for application is 5th March 2010 .
• PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SCANNED TESTIMONIALS AT THIS STAGE

Job Title Procurement Officer
Job Location Nairobi

General Description of the Programme:
GOAL has been working in Sudan since 1985, originally in government controlled areas of Sudan, but from the early 1990s expanding into areas of southern Sudan controlled by the SPLA.

GOAL South Sudan currently operates programme in Twic County, Warap State, Kurmuk, Blue Nile State, Malakal town and the Sobat Corridor in Upper Nile State.

The GOAL SS Nairobi office performs both Logistic and Procurement functions that are crucial in the day to day running of the GOAL SS programme.

General Description of the Role:
This position is based in Goal SS support office in Nairobi. The Procurement Officer will provide support to the Procurement Section reporting to the Nairobi Office Logistics Manager.

Core Duties:
Coordinating and timely preparation and implementation of procurement plans and activities based on Goal operations.
Proper management of procurement activities carried out by GOAL SS in Nairobi.
Coordinating suppliers’ prequalification and appraisals.
Keeping abreast with market trading by carrying out regular market surveys.
Preparation of contract documents according to GOAL’s guidelines.
Establishing and maintaining positive relations with suppliers and key stakeholders.

Requirements
Education:
Professional qualifications in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS/KISM.
Five years proven relevant experience.
Be computer Literate. (Excel, word, Email, Power Point)

Applications should be sent to The Logistics Manager via email logistics@goalsouthsudan.org, or sent via post to The Logistics Manager, Goal South Sudan, P.O. Box 66242, 00800, Nairobi. The deadline for receipt of application is 1700hrs, 28th February 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Logistics Assistant
National Position
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a
vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy
and secure lives. With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50
countries the HelpAge International network brings together hundreds of organisations
worldwide.
The Africa Regional Development Centre (ARDC) is one of six regional centres working to
build and strengthen older people’s organisations around the world which provides a wide
range of services related to social protection, sustaining a livelihood in old age, HIV &
AIDS, discrimination & abuse, health and emergencies.
HelpAge International Africa Regional Development Centre wishes to recruit a Logistics
Assistant with basic mechanical background who will provide logistical support to
Preventing HIV/AIDS & Alleviating its Impact in Multigenerational Households
Programme project funded by BIG Lottery of UK.
The post holder will facilitate all logistics support to the ARDC including driving staff to
meetings and field visits, maintenance and safety of assigned vehicle, mail delivery and
running official errands.
For further information, please find enclosed job description.
Closing date: 5th March, 2010
To apply for this position, please send an updated CV and covering letter, explaining how
you meet the criteria for the role:
Human Resource Officer
HelpAge International
Africa Regional Development Centre,
P.O. Box 14888 – 00800
Westlands, Nairobi
Email: helpage@helpage.co.ke
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
HelpAge International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Logistics Assistant 2
Salary & Grade:
Department: Finance & Administration
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsible To: Senior Administrative Officer
Relations with Others: All ARDC staff, partners and other third parties
Purpose: The overall purpose of this position is to facilitate all logistics
support to the ARDC including driving staff to meetings and field visits,
maintenance and safety of assigned vehicle, mail delivery and running official
errands.
Responsibilities:
1.1 Logistics
Routine minor and major service, ensuring adequate fuel, checking
and keeping record of any damage to vehicle or accident and
bringing these to attention of supervisor
Ensuring vehicle assigned has current licence and has undergone
any statutory inspection requirement
Logging of mileage of vehicle assigned
Running daily errands as allocated by SAO based on Errands
Request register
Ensuring safety of passenger, the vehicle being driven and other
road users
Ensuring ARDC Transport Policy is followed on a daily basis
1.2 Others
Assist with quarterly and annual stock-take
Assist with franking, sorting, photocopying and binding documents
on request
Assist with mail delivery within the offices
Assist with procurement duties including soliciting for quotes via
email, petty purchases etc
Any other duty that may be assigned by supervisor or management
Person Specification:
Essential:
At least 3 years experience in logistics work.
Good driving skills, valid driving license and a thorough knowledge of
Nairobi and its environs.
Basic knowledge of computer packages including word processing,
email and internet
Ability to work independently.
Certificate of good conduct
Neat, courteous and sensitive to other
Knowledge/Skills:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Team player skills
Excellent time management skills
Education Criteria:
At least secondary school level of education
Certificate in motor vehicle mechanic
Desirable:
Previous NGO working experience
Employee’s Signature Date
Supervisor’s Signature Date

Terms of Reference for a Consultancy Services
Title of Consultancy: Development of HelpAge International – Africa Regional Development Center’s (HelpAge-ARDC) Partners Management Manual
Background
HelpAge International has a vision of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge International’s mission is to work with its partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security. Globally HelpAge International’s work is organised in the following thematic areas:
• Secured Income
• HIV/AIDS and Health
• Emergencies and Recovery
• The Global Movement

Established in 1983 by five organisations in Kenya, UK, India, Canada and Colombia, HelpAge works with more than 70 affiliates and partners in more than 200 countries.
In Africa, HelpAge International’s work is coordinated through the Africa Regional Development centre (ARDC) based in Nairobi. The ARDC supports organizations of older people, engages in policy at local and national level, manages and supports programme implementation by affiliates and partners and coordinates the overall networking of organizations of older people.
As part of “Strengthening community support to older carers of OVC and PLWHAs” programme funded by Academy for Educational Development, Capable Partners Program (AED/CAP Kenya), HelpAge International is implementing a range of institutional strengthening activities to its grantees and is working to improve its own capacity needs as provided by the project funded by AED. The Services of a consultant are therefore sought to develop a Partners Management Manual, that has been identified by HelpAge as a priority need as per the ToR given in this document.
The objective of the Partner Management Manual is to provide a framework for consistent management and support to partners with whom HelpAge has diverse relationship including:
• Sub-granting – where HelpAge is funding project activities with affiliates and partners and is accountable to a donor(s) and is expected to comply to a specific contract (s) as well as reinforcing generally accepted good practices and standards of financial and programme management.

• Affiliates – Manage relationships with affiliates who are officially subscribing members of the network but may or may not have project funding at any one time.
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• Sister organizations – organizations that have gone high up in a continuum of relationship and are using the HelpAge brand with implication for risk of credibility when organizations are faced with challenges.

It is hoped the manual will provide options for formalizing the management of the partners that have different levels of relationship with HelpAge to ensure there is a mutually agreed process to handle mis-understanding and conflict and improve relationship.
The task
The main task is to support HelpAge – ARDC in developing a Partner Management Manual that is in line with its structure with emphasis on a global movement that works through partners to increase the visibility of older people, ensure down ward accountability (both to the older people, donors and other stakeholders) and acceptable institutional compliance standards.
The consultant will be required to outline the content of the manual based on the following:
• Various policies and guidelines of HelpAge International globally but also HelpAge ARDC including but not limited to.
o Procurement policy
o Human Resource policy
o Contract Management procedures
o Finance manual

• Hold consultation meetings with various key staff – Programme staff, Finance staff, support staff (such as M&E, Resource Development, and Contract Management) and the senior management team.

The consultant is expected to initially send an expression of interest with a detailed capability statement (providing evidence of similar work undertaken by the consultant), the proposed way of delivering on this task together with an indication of the professional fees.
Outputs:
The consultant is expected to develop a partners’ management manual within 15 days.
Management
The consultant will report to the Regional Programme Manager and work closely with the programme and finance and administration staff. The consultant will in addition work closely with senior management team during the development of the assignment.
Total fee payable: is as spelled in the agreement
The fees will be payable on intervals spelled out in the contract agreement between the consultant and HelpAge.
Tax Liability
Settlement of any tax liability arising from this agreement will remain the responsibility of the consultant. Additionally any fee agreed with the consultant is subject to withholding tax of 5% payable to the Kenya Revenue Authority. 3
Amendment / Discontinuation of the Agreement:
HelpAge will enter into a formal professional services agreement with the selected consultant on the basis of assessed expression of interest(s) and subsequent negotiations. The agreement will specify the deliverables expected from the consultant and the timeframe for each of the deliverables which will form the basis for monitoring the agreement.
HelpAge will reserve the right to discontinue the agreement in the event of failure to implement the task or to deliver the agreed outputs or to meet the timeframe. If such discontinuation happens, HelpAge will have the right not to release the funds to the consultant.
Interested candidates should apply to: The Regional Programme Manager, HelpAge ARDC, email; atewodros@helpage.co.ke. Deadline: 26th February 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Position :Mental Health Project Officer Responsible to : Field Coordinator
Location : Dadaab Refugee Camp (Garissa) Family Status : Non Family duty Station
Closing Date : 12th March, 2010
THE ORGANIZATION
Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development. A
strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into
mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation
services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
HI began its operations in 1992 as an emergency support programme in Garissa (North Eastern
Province). Currently, HI is operating a medical referral project for refugees in this region in
partnership with the UNHCR. HIV and AIDS activities are also being provided for the local
community.
Rehabilitation project in Dadaab refugee camp:
Dadaab Refugee Camps, located in Garissa district, are the main settlement for Somali refugees,
with a total population of 170,000 refugees, with a recent new influx1 due to the latest political
events and severe drought in the southern parts of Somalia. To date some basic services have
been developed to meet the refugees with disability needs. UNHCR, CARE International and
other implementing partners working in Dadaab refugee camps raised a concern about the
critical situation of the refugees with disability and scarce services provided to them. Therefore,
UNHCR solicited Handicap International to support and contribute to develop initiatives towards
disabled refugees in Dadaab camps.
An assessment carried out by HI from in February 2007 defined HI intervention with focus in
two main areas:
(i) To develop access to adequate rehabilitation services for persons with disability, with
particular attention to be paid to technical aids and prosthetic production and
rehabilitation and counselling services for children with intellectual disability and/or
cerebral palsy; and
(ii) To facilitate access to humanitarian aid and community development for persons with
disability, through information sharing, counselling and sensitization of staff and
agencies in charge of food distribution, sheltering, health, watsan and construction
works, education, community development services and livelihood, etc.
The Position
Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, the Mental Health Project Officer will manage
the implementation of the Mental Health component of the disability project in Dadaab as per the
project strategy and annual action plan.
He/she will be responsible for :-
1 According to UNHCR, more than 32,000 new refugees arrived in Kenya in 2006
1. Spearheading the operational survey and gather relevant data to inform the future
strategy by
− developing ToR for a consultant to conduct the operational survey in the camps
− supporting the consultant during the operational survey
− ensuring adequate dissemination of the operational survey findings
− collecting information from other agencies and organizations working in Kenya in
the field of mental health/psychosocial care and support
− drafting the operational strategy based on the findings
2. Supporting and Empowering parents of children with mental disorders and/or
psychological distress to set up and run a pilot day care center in the camp
3. Organizing sensitization sessions to demystify mental disorders and psychological
distress issues for the refugee staff from Hi and other agencies where relevant in the
camps
Qualifications and skills required:
Knowledge required Skills required
Essential
Diploma in psychology, counseling,
anthropology, Occupational Therapy,
special need education or social work
3 years of relevant experience working
with people with mental
disorders/psychological distress
Demonstrate comprehensive approach of
community mental health and psychosocial
issues in refugees’ camps,
Ability to work with and find
psychological and social issues for patients
in crisis
Computer literate
1. Organizational skills
2. Teaching skills
3. Written and oral communication skills
4. Team player
Desirable 1. Proactive
2. Creative
3. Adaptability
4. Interpersonal skills
5. Persuasiveness
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along
with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees their current contacts and email addresses) by
email to the Human Resources Officer : hrofficer@handicap-international.or.ke so as to
reach on or before 12th March, 2010 5.00pm. The email subject line should be marked:
“Application for Mental Health Project Officer Position”
Do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate
disqualification.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with
Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Inventory and Supply Assistant, G-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 Feb 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26 Jan 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Office at Nairobi
DUTY STATION: Nairobi
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ADM-UNON-423080-R-NAIROBI
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal
candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up
the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are
expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is
offered.
More Info
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-
General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Human Settlements
Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by proving administrative, conference and information
services (www.unon.org). This post is located in the Property Management Unit (PMU), Support Services Service (SSS), Division of
Administrative Services (DAS), United Nations Office at Nairobi. Under the direct supervision of the Chief, PMU the incumbent’s
duties will be: 1. Assisting in the administration of disposals and ensuring effective and efficient processing of cases: a) Reviewing
supporting documents attached to the disposal cases to verify accuracy and completeness, ensuring that UNON Property
Management and Local Property Survey Board Guidelines are complied with; b) Screening, analyzing and consolidating write-off
requests for review by the Local Property Survey Board (LPSB). Analyzing documentation received from various sources concerning
loss or damage to property and records claims by category; c) Preparing summary of Administrative Write-offs (AW) for approval
by the Director, DAS; d) Preparing write-off cases requiring review by LPSB, providing advice on preferred action and
recommendation for consideration by the LPSB; e) Disseminating recommendations and approvals of LPSB to concerned parties for
action; f) Assisting in the preparation of semi-annual and annual financial reports on property write-offs; g) Liaising with Inventory
Focal Points (IFP), receive and dispose of written-off items as per the recommendation of LPSB; h) Responsible for organizing and
planning the physical disposal of Written Off Assets and Expendables related to UNEP, UNON and UN-HABITAT Nairobi Offices,
coordinating with IFPs, Procurement Section, Finance Section and LPSB; i) Assisting in procurement processes. 2. Other functions:
a) Providing input/response to audit queries; b) Assisting in the processing of insurance cases. 3. Undertaking other tasks as may
be assigned.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of the United Nations property control and inventory procedures. Shows pride in work and in
achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
required, allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, forsees risks and allows for contingencies when
planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve organizational goals, solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such
decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
shortcomings. Experience with data base management would be an advantage.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Secondary Education or equivalent. Relevant training from a technical college in inventory/supply management, insurance,
database management, or accounting, an advantage.
Work Experience
A minimum of six years of working experience, some of which in inventory/supply management. Experience the UN administrative
processes desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and oral
English is required. Working knowledge of other official UN languages an advantage.
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article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat
is a non-smoking environment.
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deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are
considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely
fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
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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

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 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 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 Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme focuses on bringing new leadership talent into the humanitarian sector, providing training, field experience and support by experienced emergency professionals. It is aimed at those who are new to humanitarian work and are also new to leadership roles, but with the potential to move the professionalisation of the aid sector forward.

Save the Children, on behalf of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) are seeking leadership and support staff for the Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme to be based in Nairobi, as part of the Regional Team, with strong links to our Global Emergency Department in London.
Both positions are for two years until the end of 2011. Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply for both positions.
PROGRAMME MANAGER
The main purpose of the role is as follows:
• To manage the Regional Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme
• Maintain effective working links with all CBHA agencies and other key stakeholders (other INGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions and other partners) to promote the scheme.
• Provide support and advice to Trainees
• Facilitate and manage the involvement of other staff
• Management of the Programme Administrator – who will complete all administrative duties required by the programme
Person Specification (Essential)
• Post graduate degree in international development or equivalent. Excellent project management, donor liaison and grant management skills. Budget and financial management skills with significant professional experience of working with international NGOs.
PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
This Programme Administrator post is to support the Programme Manager in the day-to-day management and implementation of the Regional Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme.
The administrator is responsible for identifying and implementing all administrative duties in this new programme, specifically:
• Administrative support – including providing support in the administration, recruitment and support to trainees, liaison with other CBH agencies, logistics and administration of training events.
• Financial support – including budget monitoring and processing of invoices/expenses of the programme.
• HR support – including in the selection/recruitment of trainees, HR files, and maintaining appropriate support to trainees.
• General support – to act as central information/collation point for consortium, support for donor reporting, and general help to the ESA office.
Person Specification (Essential)
• Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent with relevant HR experience.
Please send your applications to jobskenya@scuk.or.ke (subject line CBHA PM or CBHA PA)
Closing date 05th March 2010 (due to the urgency to fill the two positions, short listing will be done as applications are received).

JOB PROFILE

Job Title: Programme Manager (as part of the Capacity Building Programme of the CBHA)
Place of Work: Nairobi – Save the Children Office
Grade: 8 (Kenya Programme Salary Scale)
Reports to: Line Management is to the Regional Emergencies Manager, whilst strong links will be maintained with the CBHA Programme Manager who has overall programmatic authority.
Reporting to position: Programme Administrator
Budget Responsibility: Yes (amount TBC)
Child Protection Level: 3 – this post may involve contact with children
Duration: 24 months initially

Introduction

The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) is a newly formed consortium consisting of 15 leading UK based humanitarian NGOs. Its’ mandate is to meet humanitarian needs in conflict and natural disasters and reduce suffering, mortality and morbidity by strengthening the ability and capacity of the “third pillar”. This will be met by creating a mechanism to provide predictable, flexible response money for NGOs in the first 48 hours of an emergency as well as by solidifying consortium-wide commitments to existing capacity building projects and strengthening of humanitarian logistics systems.

These goals link directly to the Department for International Development’s (DfID) objectives to meet humanitarian needs in conflicts and natural disasters, which has given some initial funding to address the above key issues. The CBHA aims to improve the quality, quantity and timelines of national and international staff available at the country level and from regional/global surge teams.

Job Purpose

This Programme Manager post is a role within the new capacity building initiative of the CBHA called the Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme. The main purpose of the role is as follows:
• To implement and manage a major humanitarian capacity building project in line with consortia objectives and donor guidelines.
100% of the funding for this post is from the DfID funded grant and the scheme has two years of funding until end 2011.

About the Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme:
Recognising a key gap in deploying experienced emergency personnel, this Programme focuses on bringing new leadership talent into the humanitarian sector, providing training, field experience and support by experienced emergency professionals. It will provide the framework and financial resources to enable CBHA members to provide a development opportunity for their most talented staff with the greatest leadership potential. It is aimed at those who are new to humanitarian work and are also new to leadership roles, but with the potential to move the professionalisation of the aid sector forward.

Key accountabilities

1. To manage a National & Regional leadership trainee programme within the Humanitarian Capacity Building Programme in line with the agreed proposal and relevant donor requirements. Namely:
 Overall implementation of the national and regional leadership trainee programme.
 Recruitment and selection of Trainees
 Represent both Save the Children and the CHBA at external and internal meetings.
 Liaise with CBH agency HQ and regional offices and country programmes in order to identify placements and coaches for the Trainees
 Coordination, management and facilitation of successful training interventions
 Management of coaching support via a Coaching Support Consultant
 Budget management
 Creating and managing accurate systems to enable appropriate internal and external reporting
 Ensuring the grant is in line with donor regulations, specifically ensure that expenditure is in line with budget, and in liaison with the finance team ensure regular financial updates are available.
 Ensuring a monthly situation report is sent to London and the CBHA team
 Proactively ensures the programme is linked into capacity building initiatives in East Africa and seeks to work upon strategic linkages.
 Commissioning of audit/evaluation as required

2. Promotion, networking and advocacy – Maintain effective working links with all CBHA agencies and other key stakeholders engaged in building capacity (other INGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions and other partners) to promote the scheme, particularly to:
 ensure that placements are identified and supported in a timely and appropriate manner
 designs and negotiates appropriate agreements/contracts to ensure quality support to Coaches and Trainees in line with SC UKs HR policies and procedures, and appropriate CBHA rules and regulations
 engage contacts from key stakeholders to participate and facilitate sessions during the workshops, where required
 encourage key stakeholders to promote the recruitment of the humanitarian Capacity Building Programme to a diverse audience
 support Trainees to find entry-level roles in the humanitarian sector wherever possible.
 coordinate with other CBH agencies to ensure effective and successful programme implementation
 engage in advocacy around humanitarian capacity building that promotes principles of using talent and providing very practical processes for learning

3. Provide support and advice to Trainees – maintain appropriate systems and processes to provide timely and responsive support and advice to Trainees both during their initial training and deployment placements to assist them in resolving issues around personal (health, welfare) and professional (work, relationship with their Coach, security)

4. Ensures high quality outputs – maintain a strategic overview of capacity building issues that apply to humanitarian contexts; monitor trends within CBH agencies and the external environment and ensure that the learning offered in the programme remains cutting edge and forward thinking. Engage in lesson learning processes to ensure the continuing development of the programme.

5. Facilitate and manage the involvement of other staff in the programme (trainers, evaluators, consultants, advisers, other members of the CBHA) Ensure all departments of the organisation are up to date through a monthly newsletter.

6. Management of the Programme Administrator – who will complete all administrative duties required by the programme

Working contacts

External: contacts in DFID, other INGOs and UN agencies, consultants, contacts in key global academic institutions and training organisations.

Internal: past and present Trainees and Coaches, a wide range of staff across all departments of CBHA agencies, especially with members of Emergencies/capacity building sections, country programmes and those responsible for HR and learning and development.

Person specification

Essential
 Excellent project management and organisational skills gained through managing complex cross-organisational projects
 Ability to work independently and proactively
 Knowledge and direct experience of people development approaches and excellent facilitation and training skills
 Coordinator/Manager level field experience in a humanitarian programme
 Broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations, emergency response and the international humanitarian system
 Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the capacity building in emergencies field gained through programme management, field-level programme delivery, policy work or advocacy
 Demonstrated experience of building and maintain high performing teams
 Budgeting, financial management skills gained through budget-holding responsibilities
 Problem solving, negotiation and contracting skills
 Excellent all-round communication skills – verbal, written and distance communication – at a standard appropriate for presenting information at a senior and inter-agency level
 Fluent English and Kiswahili
 Coaching/mentoring skills
 HR skills – especially in recruitment and selection
 Opportunistic – able to spot the potential to build capacity in an emergency context
 Advocacy and networking skills
 Ability to travel internationally, occasionally at short notice and to remote and insecure locations
 Donor liaison and grant management skills
 Commitment to the mission, values and approach of the CBHA (includes relevant child safeguarding, equal opportunities and health and safety).
Desirable
 An academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in international development or a related subject
 Distance management experience
 Working knowledge of French, Spanish, Amharic or Arabic
 Advocacy skills at a senior level (preferably gained through senior level engagement with international NGOs or UN)
Job Title: Programme Administrator (as part of the Capacity Building Programme of the CBHA)
Place of Work: Nairobi – Save the Children Office
Grade: 5
Reports to: Programme Manager
Reporting to position: None
Budget Responsibility: None
Child Protection Level: 3 – this post may involve contact with children
Duration: 24 months initially

Introduction

The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) is a newly formed consortium consisting of 15 leading UK based humanitarian NGOs. Its’ mandate is to meet humanitarian needs in conflict and natural disasters and reduce suffering, mortality and morbidity by strengthening the ability and capacity of the “third pillar”. This will be met by creating a mechanism to provide predictable, flexible seed money for NGOs in the first 48 hours of an emergency as well as by solidifying consortium-wide commitments to existing capacity building projects and strengthening of humanitarian logistics systems.

These goals link directly to the Department for International Development’s (DfID) objectives to meet humanitarian needs in conflicts and natural disasters, which has given some initial funding to address the above key issues. The CBHA aims to improve the quality, quantity and timelines of national and international staff available at the country level and from regional/global surge teams.

Job Purpose

This Programme Administrator post is a role within the new capacity building initiative of the CBHA called the Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme. The main purpose of the role is as follows:
• To implement and manage a major humanitarian capacity building project in line with consortia objectives and donor guidelines.
100% of the funding for this post is from the DfID funded grant and the scheme has two years of funding until end 2011.

About the Humanitarian Leadership Trainee Programme:
Recognising a key gap in deploying experienced emergency personnel, this Programme focuses on bringing new leadership talent into the humanitarian sector, providing training, field experience and support by experienced emergency professionals. It will provide the framework and financial resources to enable CBHA members to provide a development opportunity for their most talented staff with the greatest leadership potential. It is aimed at those who are new to humanitarian work and are also new to leadership roles, but with the potential to move the professionalisation of the aid sector forward.

Key accountabilities

The administrator is responsible for identifying and implementing all administrative duties in this new programme, specifically:

1.7. Administrative support
 To develop and manage appropriate administrative systems to ensure the Programme is maintained and runs smoothly
 Manage the administration of the recruitment and selection of Trainees
 Help liaise with CBH agency HQ and regional offices and country programmes in order to identify placements and coaches for the Trainees
 Manage the logistics and administration of successful training interventions
 To ensure accurate records are kept in an orderly system to ease data collection and dissemination
 Ensure an appropriate diary/calendar of events is maintained of training events, and relevant meetings in the region, and is shared widely.
 To provide administrative back-up to the Programme Manager including organising meetings and events, maintaining sickness, travel and leave records, assisting with mail-outs, asset management, correspondence and support the contracting of consultants and service providers where necessary

2.8. Financial support
 Budget monitoring
 Coordinate the processing of invoices and expenses of the programme

3.9. HR support
 Support any recruitments necessary as part of the CBHA programme
 Ensure HR files and documentation for trainees is kept up to date and held confidentially in accordance with SC UK HR procedures.
 Maintain appropriate systems and processes to provide timely and responsive support and advice to Trainees (in conjunction with the Programme Manager) both during their initial training and deployment placements to assist them in resolving issues around personal (health, welfare) and professional (work, relationship with their Coach, security)

4. General support
 Keep track of reporting schedules, chase and advise to get comprehensive reports then check them and compile them for donor reports.
 Central information/collation point for consortium
 General help to the emergencies team/general programmes for the ESA office

Working contacts

External: Other INGOs and UN agencies, consultants, contacts in key global academic institutions and training organisations.

Internal: past and present Trainees and Coaches, a wide range of staff across all departments of CBHA agencies, especially with members of Emergencies/capacity building sections, country programmes and those responsible for HR and learning and development.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential
• Budgeting & financial management skills
• Substantial experience of operating and setting up administrative systems
• Strong numeracy skills, experience of working to tight budgets, tracking budget commitments and good cost awareness, demonstrated by ability to suggest areas for cost savings.
• Ability to summarise information quickly and accurately, draft responses to queries or correspondence requiring little or no editing, and use appropriate styles.
• Ability to organise own work efficiently, prioritise tasks, and deliver tasks to tight and often changing deadlines
• Experience of organising administrative aspects of events with limited support.
• Excellent all-round communication skills – verbal, written and distance communication – at a standard appropriate for presenting information at a senior and inter-agency level
• HR skills – especially in recruitment and selection
• Ability to work well in a team and independently
• A high level of computer literacy (word, excel)
• A diploma or similar in general administration or equivalent
• A commitment to the Red Cross Code of Conduct and Save the Children UK’s Child Safeguarding policies.

Desirable

• Broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations and the international humanitarian, human rights and development system, donor policy.

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION NOTICE

NO. 2010-OR-01

Notice is hereby given of a competition to staff the position of a Senior Steward in the Official Residence of the Canadian High Commissioner on an indeterminate (permanent) basis. The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications and CVs to ensure that applicants meet the basic qualifications stated below and an interview to evaluate the candidate’s suitability for the position.

TO: Internal/External

TITLE: Senior Steward

SECTION: Official Residence (OR)

ANNUAL SALARY: Kshs.199,757 – 319,661 per annum, plus social benefits

ELIGIBILITY : Experience in working for a Diplomat or a Diplomatic Mission
—————————————————————————————————————–
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Head of Mission and/or his/her spouse, and in coordination with colleagues, helps to plan and organize Official Hospitality, receptions, luncheons, dinners at the Official Residence; manages and helps with Official Residence household services and performs other duties as required.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Secondary School or combination of education and related hospitality industry experience

Language
Requirement: Fluent in written and spoken English or French

Knowledge: The applicant must have knowledge of planning and organizing receptions, luncheons, dinners for large groups and the management of a large, active Residence. Basic computer skills are required.

Experience: Experience in household and/or hospitality services and some staff management

Personal Suitability:

– Strong sense of client service
– Effective personal relationships, tact and courtesy
– Good judgement
– Dependability
– Sense of cooperation
– Integrity

Conditions of Employment:

– Ability to obtain the required Reliability Status (security check)
– Kenyan citizenship or valid work permit
– Medical clearance

HOURS OF WORK:

45 hours shift-work per week. The actual hours are normally determined by the Head of Mission depending on requirement.

TO APPLY:

Candidates must demonstrate in writing that they meet the basic requirements by submitting their resume under a covering letter. Please apply by email or post no later than16:00 on Monday, March 1, 2010 to:

HR Officer
Canadian High Commission
P.O. Box 1013
00621-Nairobi
nairobi.competitions-concours@international.gc.ca

Please include the reference 20010-OR-01 in the subject line.

Applications received after 16:00 on March 1 will be rejected.

Only candidates selected for the tests will be contacted. A more detailed job description is attached.

JOB DESCRIPTION

CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION, NAIROBI

PROGRAMME TITLE: Official Residence

POSITION TITLE: Senior Steward/ Sr Servant

POSITION NUMBER: EXT……………

Gross salary range p.a Kshs. 199,757 – 319,661

INCUMBENT’S NAME: …………………..

SUPERVISOR: Head of Mission
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Head of Mission and/or his/her spouse, and in coordination with colleagues, helps to plan and organize Official Hospitality, receptions, luncheons, dinners at the Official Residence; helps with Official Residence household services and performs other duties.

DUTIES:

A. Assists with the daily services at the Official Residence by;

1) acting as caretaker of government owned property, furnishings; equipment including silverware, glassware, linens, china object and art, etc;

2) cleaning, polishing silverware, brass, etc;

3) answering the telephone and the door;

4) ensuring the cleaning of the Official Residence with direct responsibility for cleaning of all representational areas [ vacuuming, windows, lavatories];

5) sharing duty of reporting to the Property and Materials Manager and/or the Head of Mission and/or his/her spouse any damages or deficiencies at the Residence and by arranging for repairs in accordance with instructions received; acting as a contact point at the Residence for service/maintenance people, etc;

6) ensuring the security of the Official Residence, especially during the absence of the Head of the Mission; in liaison with the Security Manager, Contract Guards and KK/EARS Security;

7) helping to keep inventories of household supplies and advising the Head of Mission when to replenish stocks;

B. Plans, organizes and co-ordinates Official Hospitality, receptions, luncheons, dinners, etc. by;

1) helping to arrange for additional service helpers and caterers for large functions and to supervise them while on the premises;

2) waiting at tables at dinners and serving drinks at small receptions;

3) admitting guests and seeing they are adequately introduced;

4) arranging table settings for luncheons, dinners, etc;

5) providing bartending services.

C. Performs other duties by;

1) moving furniture for large functions;

2) assisting with cleanliness of glassware, cutlery, dishes at Official Hospitality functions;

3) sharing task of ensuring Residence equipment, boilers, water heaters, electrical panels, and security hardware is functioning properly, and if not, informs the Property and Material Manager and/or Head of Mission and/or his/her spouse;

4) changing lights within and outside the Official Residence;

5) changing water filters;

6) providing other services to the Head of Mission and/or his/her spouse as directed

SCOPE OF WORK FOR WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Project: East Africa Development & Workshops
Consultant:
Location: Kenya
Period of Service: March 16 – April 2, 2010
Daily Rate:
Max. # of Days: 10
ICRW Contact/Project Manager: Dr. Bell D. N. Okello

Project scope:

Beginning in March 2010, ICRW will carry out a series of workshops in Nairobi, Kenya on gender, agriculture and food security. The workshops are intended to engage a wide range of stakeholders involved in agriculture including farmers, NGOs and women’s groups, regional experts and policymakers about how to best address challenges and opportunities faced by women working in the agricultural sector. They are also intended to introduce the Obama Administration’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) and discuss ways to link with national, regional and global policy processes on gender and agriculture. Findings will be shared with policy analysts and advisors providing inputs to upcoming country-level multi-stakeholder planning and policy consultation processes at national and regional levels.

Objectives

Specific objectives include:

• Share knowledge about challenges and opportunities facing women in the agricultural sector.
• Drawing on recent experience and research, exchange ideas about how to improve economic opportunities for women farmers.
• Suggest innovations and development strategies that merit further testing or support.
• Identify key questions and knowledge gaps that require research.
• Inform about the GFSS and develop a plan for plugging into regional agricultural policy processes.

Two information discussion forums will be conducted:

Workshop 1, Innovations in Gender and Agriculture: Lessons Learned (henceforth Innovations Workshop), will be held on March 22-23, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. It will bring together women farmers, CBOs, NGOs, rural women’s organizations and development practitioners and technical experts that work with farming communities. Its purpose will be to share information and knowledge about successful efforts to improve the productivity, income, occupational mobility or livelihood security of women farmers.

Workshop 2, Pathways Out of Poverty for Women in the Agricultural Sector: A Roundtable Discussion for Technical Experts (henceforth Roundtable Workshop), will be held on March 25, 2010. It will include technical experts in agronomy, agricultural economics, rural livelihoods and related fields. Drawing on recent research and programmatic experience, participants will discuss potential pathways out of poverty for women in the agricultural sector. They will also share ideas about promising technical innovations, business models and development strategies.

1. Task Description:

The Consultant will facilitate and assist with coordination of the Innovation and Roundtable Workshops in Nairobi over a specified period during March 2010. Specific duties and deliverables are listed below.

2. Specific Duties:

• Meet and have a common understanding with the workshop organizers. During this discussion, provide input on the agenda suggestions on how best to attain the desired workshop outputs.
• Facilitate the Innovations Workshop; facilitate the Roundtable Workshop.
• Report on findings and recommendations from the Innovations Workshop; report on findings and recommendations from the Roundtable Workshop.

Consultancy days proposed for the workshops are as follows:

2 days for preparations including meetings with ICRW and background reading
2 days of workshop facilitation – grassroots
2 days of workshop write – up
0.5 day for facilitation of roundtable discussions
1.5 days workshop documentation/summaries
Total of 8 days.

3. Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The consultant will draft a summary report of the Agriculture Innovations Workshop that details its findings and recommendations.

4. Payment Terms (if different from monthly invoicing)

____/ day for a total of _8__ days (maximum of 10)

5. Competencies

The consultant should have the following qualifications:
• At least a Masters degree in development studies.
• A good understanding of gender in development
• Knowledge of agricultural issues will be an added advantage
• Must have at least 10 years experience working at Programme Management levels and above
• A sound understanding of the rural developmental dynamics in Kenya
• Must be skilled at facilitating at both grassroots and more technical levels. Should have facilitated workshops for at least five years.
• Must have sound reading and report writing skills.

Closing Date: 28 February 2010

SCOPE OF WORK FOR WORKSHOP PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Project: East Africa Development & Workshops
Consultant:
Location: Kenya
Period of Service: March 7 – 26, 2010
Daily Rate: Lump sum of 25,000 Kenyan shillings
Max. # of Days: 12
ICRW Contact/Project Manager: Dr. Bell D. N. Okello

Project scope:
Beginning in March 2010, ICRW will carry out a series of workshops in Nairobi, Kenya on gender, agriculture and food security. The workshops are intended to engage a wide range of stakeholders involved in agriculture including farmers, NGOs and women’s groups, regional experts and policymakers about how to best address challenges and opportunities faced by women working in the agricultural sector. They are also intended to introduce the Obama Administration’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) and discuss ways to link with national, regional and global policy processes on gender and agriculture. Findings will be shared with policy analysts and advisors providing inputs to upcoming country-level multi-stakeholder planning and policy consultation processes at national and regional levels.

Objective of position:
The incumbent is responsible for performing routine administration duties including general project, procurement and logistic support. All these activities will serve to support the effective and efficient hosting of the workshops.

Specific duties will entail but not limited to:
• Secretarial duties
• Running errands
• Manning logistical duties as directed by the ICRW expert
• Any other activities as directed by the ICRW experts

Duration of hire:
This is a short-term position geared towards supporting the ICRW expert in organizing a successful workshop. The incumbent is expected to work as follows:

3 days in the week of 7th – 12th March 2010
3 days in the week of 14th – 19th March 2010
6 days in the week of 21st – 26th March 2010

Total of 12 days.

The successful candidate will be paid a wage of Kenya shillings 25,000 all inclusive. No insurance or other benefits are attached to this position.

Prospective candidates are warned that working hours during the workshop days may be long. The incumbent will be expected to stay at KEHIS from 21st to 23rd, attending to ICRW visitors at KEPHIS.

Desired qualifications (education, experience and competencies):
1. Diploma in Business Administration or an equivalent
2. Minimum (3) three years of related experience in administrative, secretarial and/or logistics work in the private sector/UN agencies/NGOs/IOs
3. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
4. Hard working, dedicated and able to monitor and follow up pending matters
5. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimum supervision.
6. Basic functional skills: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, strong team player and cross cultural facilitator.
7. High level of computer literacy especially MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
8. Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages

Submit Cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email contacts through email to:

Bell D N Okello
Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development Expert
International Center for Research on Women
bokello@icrw.org or dedanbell@gmail.com

No canvassing of any nature will be entertained.

Closing Date: 28 February 2010

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by more 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique. For further details please visit our website http://www.icrisat.org. ICRISAT regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of Research Assistant.

The Position:
ICRISAT is seeking applications from innovative, self-motivated, outstanding Kenyan nationals for the position of Research Assistant. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya reporting to the Director- ICRISAT.

The Responsibilities:

• Manage Kamp ya Mawe Research Station, land, labour, budgeting, machinery, assets
• Plant and manage legumes fields and trials, husbandry, field sanitation, irrigation
• Collect data, enter and analyse for the ESA region and maintenance of database.
• Conduct and on farm trials, collect, analyse data and report results.
• Procure farm inputs and consumables.
• Draft papers for publications.
• Capacity building of farmers, students and other collaborators.
• Collect germplasm, characterize, rejuvenate and maintain
• Oversee land preparation and seed and planting trials
• Recruit and supervise casuals at the field station
• Carry out administrative duties at the station.
• Carry out on station renovations.
• Supervise, monitor, collect data and organize evaluation and field days for on farm trials.
• Organize and plant on farm trials and demonstration under various projects

Requirements:
• Bachelors of Science in Agriculture or a related field
• Technical diploma from approved tertiary institution.
• Knowledge of computer applications.
• 5 years technical experience

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 and ICRISAT offer 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 Research Assistant-ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

If you do not hear from us by 31st March 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by more 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique. For further details please visit our website http://www.icrisat.org. ICRISAT regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of Country Administrator.

The Position:

The Country Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support to the ESA Regional Office.

• Provide leadership and oversee the performance of the Administrative function to ensure conformity with planned budgetary standards and delivery of the required services to the Projects/Programs as a whole.
• Develop, co-create, activate and disseminate Administrative solutions, policies, systems and best practices to meet organizational needs. Ensure effective implementation using communication mechanisms such as policy roll outs and policy campaigns.
• Review & recommend policies on administrative matters (Housing, Travel, transport, Security, communications, Purchase and Stores).
• Visit and carry out audits of the various sites in the location to ensure compliance with policy and procedures and for operational efficiency.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external regulations relating to administrative issues of the institute in general and to the location in particular.
• Serve as the main liaison person between the Institute and the Contractors and Vendors for the installation and maintenance of the centralized services.
• Liaise with Government of Kenya where necessary to facilitate delivery of services to the programs.
• Develop and implement appropriate strategies around the Administrative structure and staff development that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the Institute.
• Provide oversight in the establishment of individual performance expectations for direct reports and regularly evaluate their performance against organizational objectives.
• Monitor and evaluate the process of procurement in liaison with the finance section to ensure expenditure control.
• Promote employee engagement and involvement through the use of daily team briefings and monthly Team Talk forums.
• Administration of Human Resources issues for Internationally Recruited Staff such as benefits, leave, and travel.
• Manage Human Resource matters including performance management, leave management, recruitment, training etc and act as a liaison between ICRISAT Nationally Recruited Staff and HR section of ICRAF.
• Oversee the following areas of administrative services; travel and ticketing, transport management, contracts and leases administration, events management, expatriate services, inventory and assets management.

Requirements
• A Bachelors Degree in Business, Management, Finance or Human Resources Management.
• Knowledge of computer applications.
• Service orientation, customer focus and cost-consciousness.
• Ability to manage people of different levels.
• At least 5 years experience in administration in multicultural organizations in developing countries.

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 and ICRISAT offer 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 Country Administrator – ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

If you do not hear from us by 31st March 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by more 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique. For further details please visit our website http://www.icrisat.org. ICRISAT regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of Research Assistant.

The Position:
ICRISAT is seeking applications from innovative, self-motivated, outstanding Kenyan nationals for the position of Research Assistant. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya reporting to the Director- ICRISAT.

The Responsibilities:

• Manage Kamp ya Mawe Research Station, land, labour, budgeting, machinery, assets
• Plant and manage legumes fields and trials, husbandry, field sanitation, irrigation
• Collect data, enter and analyse for the ESA region and maintenance of database.
• Conduct and on farm trials, collect, analyse data and report results.
• Procure farm inputs and consumables.
• Draft papers for publications.
• Capacity building of farmers, students and other collaborators.
• Collect germplasm, characterize, rejuvenate and maintain
• Oversee land preparation and seed and planting trials
• Recruit and supervise casuals at the field station
• Carry out administrative duties at the station.
• Carry out on station renovations.
• Supervise, monitor, collect data and organize evaluation and field days for on farm trials.
• Organize and plant on farm trials and demonstration under various projects

Requirements:
• Bachelors of Science in Agriculture or a related field
• Technical diploma from approved tertiary institution.
• Knowledge of computer applications.
• 5 years technical experience

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 and ICRISAT offer 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 Research Assistant-ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

If you do not hear from us by 31st March 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by more 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique. For further details please visit our website http://www.icrisat.org. ICRISAT regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of Country Administrator.

The Position:

The Country Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support to the ESA Regional Office.

• Provide leadership and oversee the performance of the Administrative function to ensure conformity with planned budgetary standards and delivery of the required services to the Projects/Programs as a whole.
• Develop, co-create, activate and disseminate Administrative solutions, policies, systems and best practices to meet organizational needs. Ensure effective implementation using communication mechanisms such as policy roll outs and policy campaigns.
• Review & recommend policies on administrative matters (Housing, Travel, transport, Security, communications, Purchase and Stores).
• Visit and carry out audits of the various sites in the location to ensure compliance with policy and procedures and for operational efficiency.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external regulations relating to administrative issues of the institute in general and to the location in particular.
• Serve as the main liaison person between the Institute and the Contractors and Vendors for the installation and maintenance of the centralized services.
• Liaise with Government of Kenya where necessary to facilitate delivery of services to the programs.
• Develop and implement appropriate strategies around the Administrative structure and staff development that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the Institute.
• Provide oversight in the establishment of individual performance expectations for direct reports and regularly evaluate their performance against organizational objectives.
• Monitor and evaluate the process of procurement in liaison with the finance section to ensure expenditure control.
• Promote employee engagement and involvement through the use of daily team briefings and monthly Team Talk forums.
• Administration of Human Resources issues for Internationally Recruited Staff such as benefits, leave, and travel.
• Manage Human Resource matters including performance management, leave management, recruitment, training etc and act as a liaison between ICRISAT Nationally Recruited Staff and HR section of ICRAF.
• Oversee the following areas of administrative services; travel and ticketing, transport management, contracts and leases administration, events management, expatriate services, inventory and assets management.

Requirements
• A Bachelors Degree in Business, Management, Finance or Human Resources Management.
• Knowledge of computer applications.
• Service orientation, customer focus and cost-consciousness.
• Ability to manage people of different levels.
• At least 5 years experience in administration in multicultural organizations in developing countries.

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 and ICRISAT offer 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 Country Administrator – ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

If you do not hear from us by 31st March 2010, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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

UNPOS has quite a number of national posts approved in the 2010 budget for the region at the GS and National Professional levels for Hargeisa and Garoowe . In your roster, would you happen to have suitable candidates you could recomend for:

1) Administrative Assistant posts
2) Drivers
3) Security Assistants
4) Information Tech. Assistants
5) Engineering Assistants
6) National Professional Officers, (political, human rights, civil affairs)

Thank you for your kind assistance and best regards

jane.zziwa@unon.org

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