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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
EXTERNAL ADVERTS
Applicants are invited for the following positions:
RESIDENT ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT– AC/2/17/10, (R&T) (1POST) (DEPUTY REGISTRAR
LEVEL)
Applicants should have B.Architecture and at least fifteen (15) years relevant
experiences in large organizations or architectural firm. They must be computer
literate and fully registered members of the Board of Registration of Architects and
Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).
Reporting to the Manager, Construction & Maintenance, the successful candidate will
do Architectural Designs for the University as well as oversee other development
outsourced. Architectural works in co-ordination with selected consultants and
contractors for quality.
This is a very senior position for which the holder must exhibit a high degree of
integrity, good Technical Management and Excellent communication skills with
sound experience in client and consultant inter-face.
SENIOR MAINTENANCE OFFICER, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AC/2/18/10 (R&T) (1 POST) (SENIOR ASSISTANT
REGISTRAR LEVEL)
Applicants should have a B.A. Degree in either Building Economics or Land
Economics, with at least ten (10) years working experience in a large busy
organization. They should be computer literate and full member of relevant
professional bodies. Those with master’s degree will have an added advantage.
Reporting to the Manager, Construction & Maintenance, the successful candidate will
be in charge of all maintenance works in the University and supervise a large number
of workers.
SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND CROP
PROTECTION (CAVS) – AC/2/19/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants must be holders of Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding. They must have a
minimum of five years teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels. They should have a minimum of four (4) publications in refereed journals or
two publications and two chapters in scholarly books. They should have supervised at
least three masters’ students to completion. They should show evidence of continuing
research work.
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Successful candidates will be expected to teach and supervise both undergraduate and
postgraduate students.
Please note that this is a two year contract renewable on mutual agreement.
LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRITION AND
TECHNOLOGY, AC/2//20/10 (CAVS) (1 POST)
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Nutrition. Holders of a Masters degree in the
same area with minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at University level
and pursuing Ph.D. studies will also be considered. A good knowledge of Dietetics is
required. Food science and technology background is an added advantage.
Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) publications in refereed journals or two
(2) chapters in scholarly books since the last promotion. Evidence of continuing
research activity is expected.
Successful applicant will be expected to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate
students and to carry our research work, among other duties.
LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING, SCHOOL
OF BUSINESS, AC/2/21/10 (CHSS) (1 POST)
Applicants should be holders of a Ph.D degree in Finance or Accounting from a
recognized university. Applicants with a masters degree in Finance or Accounting
with at least three years teaching experience at University level and have a minimum
of two (2) publications in refereed journals or two (2) chapters in scholarly books will
also be considered. They must be specialised in any of the following areas: finance,
Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, management, Accounting, Corporate Finance,
Investments and Portfolio Management, Financial Institutions & Markets and Public
Finance.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor both undergraduate
and postgraduate students and supervise their research projects. They will also be
expected to undertake research in their field of specialization.
LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS,
AC/2/22/10, (CEES), (4 POSTS) (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
Applicants should be holders of a PhD degree in Educational foundations. Those with
Masters degree and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at University
level and specialized in the following areas of Education Foundation: Adult
Education, Philosophy of Education, History of Education, Comparative and
Contemporary Issues in Education will also be considered. In addition, they should
have a minimum of two (2) publications in refereed journals or two (2) chapters of a
book since last promotion /appointment .They should show evidence of continuing
research activity.
The successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduates and post
graduates degree levels and also under take research in their areas of specialization.
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LECTURER, SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS – AC/2/23/10 (CBPS) (3 POSTS)
Applicants should have a PhD. in Pure or Applied Mathematics or Statistics or
Actuarial Science. Those with Master’s degree and three (3) years teaching
experience at University will also be considered. In addition, applicants should have
two (2) publications in referred journal and/ or two (2) chapters of a book in scholarly
books since last promotion. They should also show evidence of continued research.
CAPITAL WORKS OFFICER, CONSTRUCTIONS & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AC/2/24/10 (R&T) (1 POST) (ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
LEVEL)
Applicants should have Bachelors’ Degree in either Building Economics or B.
Architecture, with at least six (6) years experience in large organizations or Quantity
Surveying firm. Those with Higher National Diploma (HND) and over ten (10) years
experience in busy firms will also be considered. Registration in relevant professional
bodies and possession of Masters or Postgraduate Diploma would be an added
advantage. They should be computer literate.
TUTORIAL FELLOW, DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND
PHARMACOGNOSY, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY – AC/2/25/10 (CHS)
(1 POST)
Applicants must have a first Degree in Pharmacy. He/she should be registered with
the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. Applicants must be willing to register for Masters
of Pharmacoepidemiology of Clinical pharmacology or a related program.
MAINTENANCE OFFICER, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AC/2/26/10 (R&T) (7 POSTS) (ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
LEVEL)
Applicants should have a B.A. Degree in either Building Economics or Land
Economics, with at least six (6 years in a busy organization or consulting firm. Those
with Higher National diploma (HND) and over ten (10) years working experience in
relevant fields will also be considered. Applicants should also be computer literate.
Those with master’s degree and are Registered with relevant professional bodies
would have an added advantage.
The successful candidates will be in charge of maintenance works in any of the
colleges of the University.
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AC/2/27/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants should have Masters Degree in Public Administration or Human Resource
Management or its equivalent. They must also have CPS (K) or relevant professional
qualification. In addition, they should have six (6) years administrative experience of
which three (3) of them at Senior Administrative Assistant level.
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Applicants should also be computer literate and be members of a recognized
Professional, Administration or management body.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of maturity.
Integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision. In addition to supervising
other officers.
FINANCE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CHIEF OFFICER,
FINANCE DEPARTMENT – AC/2/28/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants should have a minimum of Bsc. In Computer Science or Information
Systems or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Applicants are
expected to have Technical Skills in Systems Development and Management,
Effective Communication Skills, Good System Analytical and Diagnostic skills
among others. Applicants should in addition have two-year experience in ERP
System Environment.
SENIOR PERSONNEL OFFICER, STUDENTS WELFARE AUTHORITY –
AC/2/29/10 (SWA) (1 POST)
Applicants should have Masters Degree in Public Administration or Human Resource
Management or its equivalent. They must also have CPS (K) or relevant professional
qualification. In addition, they should have six (6) years administrative experience of
which three (3) of them at Senior Administrative Assistant level.
Applicants should also be computer literate and be members of a recognized
Professional, Administration or management body.
ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT GRADE EF, FINANCE DEPARTMENT –
AD/2/19/10 (R&T)
Applicants should have a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Management or finance or
equivalent. In addition, they must posses CPA (K) and must have gained at least five
(5) years experience at the level of Assistant Accountant.
Applicants should also possess Information Technology skills including Word, Data
processing and Spreadsheet. The Accountant will report to Senior Accountant and
duties will entail bank reconciliation, general ledger reconciliation, reconciliation of
students’ accounts and performing other accounting functions and other duties as
assigned by the Senior Accountant.
ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE OFFICER GRADE EF, CONSTRUCTION &
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT – AD/2/20/10 (R&T) (3 POSTS)
Applicants should have a degree in Building or Land Economics or relevant fields and
at least two (2) years relevant working experience. Those with Higher National
Diploma and five (5) years relevant working experience or Ordinary Diploma with ten
(10) years of relevant working experience will also be considered. Applicants should
be computer literate.
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ASSISTANT CAPITAL WORKS OFFICER GRADE EF, CONSTRUCTION &
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT – AD/2/21/10 (R&T) (3 POSTS)
Applicants should have B.A. Building Economics or relevant fields and at least three
(3) years experience. Those with Higher national Diploma and five (5) years relevant
working experience in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and/or Building
Construction will also be considered. Candidates with Ordinary Diploma in Building
Construction, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, or Electrical Engineering and
ten (10) years of relevant working experience can also apply. They must be computer
literate.
SENIOR SECRETARY GRADE D, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/22/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants should be holders of at least KCSE C or KCE Division III certificate or an
equivalent qualification with Credit in English language. They should also have sat
and passed in the following subjects offered by Kenya national Examination Council
(KNEC) or an equivalent examining body:
Business English III
Commerce II
Secretarial Duties II
Office management III
Shorthand III (minimum 120 wpm) or Audio typewriting III
Typewriting 50 wpm
They should also have certificates in and be able to use word-processing,
Spreadsheets and Data management packages. Knowledge of ant-virus tools is
necessary.
INSPECTOR OF WORKS GRADE CD, CONSTRUCTION &
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT – AD/2/23/10 (R&T) (3 POSTS)
Applicants should have Ordinary Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Building
Construction or Civil Engineering with three (3) years relevant working or Higher
National Diploma with three (3) years experience. They should have supervised
construction work in large construction sites.
USER SUPPORT OFFICERS GRADE DEF, FINANCE DEPARTMENT –
AD/2/24/10 (R&T) (2 POSTS)
Applicants should have a minimum Higher Diploma in Computer Science or
Information Systems or equivalent from a recognized institution. Applicants are
expected to have technical in Microsoft products, effective communication skills,
good diagnostic skills and good interpersonal skills. Applicants must have one-year
experience in ERP environment and good knowledge of a Finance Department
functions.
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MAINTENANCE FOREMAN GRADE C/D, CONTRUCTION &
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT – AD/2/25/10 (R&T) (6 POSTS)
Applicants should have Ordinary Diploma in Building Construction, Civil
Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Electrical Engineering with six (6)
years relevant working experience or Higher National Diploma with three (3) years
experience. Those with Craft II and seven (7) years relevant working experience will
also be considered.
ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT GRADE CD, FINANCE DEPARTMENT –
AD/2/26/10 (R&T)
Applicants should have at least a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting Management, or
finance. In addition, they should have CPA III or equivalent and three (3) years
experience in the field of Accounting.
Applicants must also have relevant computer skill including Word processing,
Database and Spreadsheet.
The Assistant Accountant will report to the Accountant and duties will entail assisting
in preparation of Bank Reconciliations, Reconciliation of Students Accounts and
performing other duties as assigned by the Accountant.
SUPPLIES ASSISTANT GRADE CD, DEAN’S OFFICE, SCHOOL OF
DENTAL SCIENCES – AD/2/27/10 (CHS) (1 POST)
Applicants must be a Kenyan citizen with Higher supplies Management Diploma with
at least 3 years relevant work. Those with Health facility/Hospital experience will
have an added advantage.
STUDY ADMINISTRATOR, PREGNANCY AND HIV INFECTION RISK
STUDY – AD/2/28/10 (CHS) (1 POST) (BASED IN NAIROBI)
Applicants should have at least a Diploma in business Management/Administration.
Previous working experience in administrative duties is desirable. Experience in
monthly reports of accounting will be an added advantage. The successful candidate
should be Computer literate and have good communication skills and will assist the
Principal Investigator in administrative functions and including personnel
management and accounting.
Please note that this is a one year contract renewable on mutual agreement.
RESEARCH TRAINING FELLOWSHIP, FORGARTY INTERNATIONAL
CLINICAL & RESEARCH SCHOLRS PROGRAM (FICRS) – AC/2/28/10
(CHS) (1 POST)
A collaborative research project in the University of Nairobi is looking for a suitable
candidate for 2010/2010 Forgarty International Centre Fellowship for a period of ten
(10) months starting July 1, 2010.
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Applicants should have a degree in Medicine, registration with the Medical and
Dentist Practitioners Boards. He/she should be able to work full time in the research
projects with potential to continue research after the fellowship. Masters degree will
be an added advantage.
ASSISTANT USER SUPPORT OFFICERS GRADE ABC, FINANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/29/10 (R&T) (4 POSTS)
Applicants should have a minimum of Certificate in Computer Science or Information
Systems or equivalent from a recognized institution. Applicants are expected to have
technical skills in Microsoft products, effective communication skills, good diagnostic
skills and good interpersonal skills. Applicants must have at least one year experience
in ERP environment and good knowledge of a finance Department functions.
TECHNOLOGISTS GRADE ABC (ELECTRONIC SECTION) SCIENCE
WORKSHOP – AD/2/30/10 (CBPS) (1 POST)
Applicants should be holders of KCSE Mean Grade C with Credits in relevant
subjects. In addition, they should be holders of Diploma Certificates in Electronic
Engineering from recognized Institutions plus five (5) years of practical experience in
Instrument repairs in busy Electronics Workshop.
They should be familiar with repairs of Gauges, Balances, P.A. System, Fault Finding
Instruments, Testing Domestic appliances etc.
They should be Computer Literate.
LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST GRADE ABC, HAEMATOLOGY AND
BLOOD TRANSFUSION UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PATHOLOGY
– AD/2/31/10 (CHS) (1 POST)
Applicants must have a minimum of KCSE Grade C or its equivalent with Credits in
relevant subjects and an Ordinary Diploma or equivalent qualification in Medical
Laboratory Technology from recognized institution. They should have at least three
(3) years experience in a clinical, research or a teaching laboratory and be registered
by the KMLT TB Board.
The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the preparation of teaching
materials for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and research projects and
participate in the Unit’s Income Generating Activities (IGA).
TRADE FOREMAN GRADE A/B, CONTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/32/10 (R&T) (20 POSTS)
Applicants should have minimum KCSE or equivalent with GTT 1 or Technical II (or
equivalent) in Painting, Plumbing, Carpentry and Joinery, Class C Wiring Electrical
License or Masonry with ten (10) years experience. Those with Ordinary Diploma in
Building Construction, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Electrical Engineering
with three (3) years relevant experience will have as added advantage. Applicants
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with Craft II in Building Construction with five (5) years experience will also be
considered.
PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT GRADE AB
1. UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICESS – AD/2/33/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
2. SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCES – AD/2/34/10 (CHS) (I POST)
Applicants must have KCSE C or equivalent with at least C in English and
Mathematics. They should have level 3 CIPS Advanced Certificate in Purchasing and
supply or equivalent. They must be computer literate and conversant with record
keeping. They should in addition have a minimum or three (3) years relevant
experience. Knowledge of Public Procurement and disposal Act and Regulations will
be an added advantage.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY GRADE A
1. SCHOOL OF NURSING SCIENCES – AD/2/35/10 (CHS) (1 POST)
2. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY – AD/2/36/10 (CHS) (1 POST)
Applicants should be holders of KCSE Mean Grade C or KCE Div. III or an
equivalent qualification with a Credit in English Language. In addition, they must
have sat and passed the following subjects examined by the Kenya National
Examinations Council or an equivalent examining body:
Business English II
Commerce II
Secretarial Duties II
Office Management III
Shorthand II (minimum 80 wpm) or Audio-typing III
Typewriting 50 wpm
They should be in possession of certificates in and be able to use Word Processing,
Spreadsheets, Data Base Management packages and Knowledge in Anti-Virus tools.
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NIGHT CUSTODIAN GRADE IV, STUDENTS WELFARE AUTHORITY
AD/2/37/10 (SWA) (6 POSTS)
Applicants must have KCSE Div. III or its equivalent. He/she must have several
years of relevant experience. Must be mature, of high integrity and with good public
relations skills and be willing to work for long hours under pressure including night
time and over the weekends. Must be able to work harmoniously with various
people/groups towards a common goal of providing effective and efficient
accommodation services to students. Due to the nature of the job, preference shall be
accorded to male candidates.
Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
Please note that this is a one year contract renewable on mutual agreement.
PAINTER GRADE IV, CONTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
– AD/2/38/10 (R&T) (2 POSTS)
Applicants should have at least KCPE or its equivalent with GTTI (or equivalent) in
the relevant area with more than five (5) years relevant experience. Those with
GTTII with seven (7) years relevant experience will also be considered.
ELECTRICIAN GRADE IV, CONTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/39/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants should have at least KCPE or its equivalent with GTTI (or equivalent) in
the relevant area with more than (5) years relevant experience. Those with GTTII
with seven (7) years relevant experience will also be considered.
ASSISTANT DRAUGHTSMAN GRADE IV, CONTRUCTION &
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT – AD/2/40/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants should have Technical II or its equivalent in the relevant field with more
than three (3) years relevant experience.
OFFICE ASSISTANT GRADE IV, OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICECHANCELLOR
– AC/2/41/10 (R&T) (1 POST)
Applicants must have at least Mean Grade C+ with credits in English and
Mathematics or equivalent. They must have served in Grade III for a minimum of
three (3) years, in the Executive offices. They must have shown outstanding merit
and ability in work performance or duties. They should have a clean record of service
and be able to handle and deliver both highly classified and unclassified information.
MASON/ROOFER GRADE III, CONTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/42/10 (1 POST) (R&T)
Applicants should have at least KCPE level of education and in possession of at least
government Trade Test II (Masonry). They must have at least three (3) years relevant
experience. Those with GTTIII with six (6) years relevant experience will also be
considered.
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PLUMBER GRADE III, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT – AD/2/43/10 (2 POSTS) (R&T)
Applicants must have at least KCPE level of education and in possession of at least
Government Trade Test II (Plumbing). They must have at least three (3) years
relevant experience.
NOTE:
1. Applicants for academic posts (AC) should forward ten (10) copies of their
application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of
certificates and C.V.s giving details of their qualifications, experience,
research activities and publications appear in. Applicants for non-academic
posts (AD) should submit seven (7) copies of the above supporting documents
and application letter.
2. In both cases, applications and related documents should be forwarded
through the applicants’ heads of departments and applicants should state their
current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those
designations. They should quote post reference codes as shown for each posts
in the advertisement.
Applications should be addressed as per the codes below:-
CEES The Principal, CEES, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi.
CHS The Principal, CHS, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
CBPS The Principal, CBPS, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
CAE The Principal, CAE, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
CHSS The Principal, CHSS, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
R&T The Deputy Registrar, (R&T), Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
SWA The Director, SWA, Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED
CLOSING DATE: MARCH 19, 2010.
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EXTERNAL ADVERTS

We are Christians passionate about the local church bringing justice and transforming lives – overcoming global poverty

Tearfund is a Christian organization committed to serving the poor by bringing help and hope to people in need in over 70 countries around the world.

Post: Grants and Administration Officer
Location: Nairobi

We are seeking an experienced Grants and Administration Officer to provide programmatic, financial and administrative support to the programme. The post holder should have substantial experience in project administration, financial management, grants management, report writing and accounting procedures in working with Tearfund and its partner organisations. Previous experience in relief work and/or developmental work will be an added advantage.

This role requires a committed evangelical Christian who will be required to lead or participate in spiritual sessions of worship, prayer, and be committed to the outworking of Tearfund’s Missions, Values and Belief’s statement.

All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues

Closing date: 10th March 2010

Please send your application letter and CV to nairobi-admin@tearfund.org stating Grants and Administration Officer in the email subject header in order to be considered for this position.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WFP/02/10

This Vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Date of issue: 26.02.2010 Closing Date: 11.03.2010

Job Title: Logistics Assistant (CTS & Invoice Processing) Duty Station: Mombasa & Elsewhere

Post Grade: G4 (Service Contract)
Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Data Administrator and the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office Mombasa, the Logistics Assistant (CTS/Invoice Processing) will carry out the following tasks:-
Invoice processing.
 Process invoices for contractors including clearing and forwarding agents, warehouse labour providers, transporters, Cooperating Partners, superintendence and fumigation companies.
 Strictly adhere and enforce standard operating procedures and contractual stipulations while processing invoices.
 Promptly process received invoices within the set timelines to ensure timely payments to service providers.
 Ensure non conforming invoices are sent back to service provider with clear instructions on actions to be taken for its admissibility.
Commodity Tracking:
 Thoroughly check the information registered on the movement documents for clarity and correctness in accordance with the established procedures before data entry is performed.
 Post daily receipts and dispatches of WFP food commodities into the corporate CTS system, COMPAS, based on waybills and reports received from the warehouse.
 Monitor the availability and correct use of waybills and other supporting documents as well as ensure that quantities dispatched to and received at the Sub-Offices are in accordance with the Programme distribution plans.
 Register and record transit and warehouse damages and losses as per documentation. Ensure all data is captured in COMPAS. Ensure reconstitution of damaged cargo is done immediately after receiving reports and all data is captured in COMPAS.
 Cross check any differences between the data entered into the system against the actual physical documents to maintain high recording standards as required by the organisation.
 Send/receive data transmissions on a daily basis to ensure availability of accurate and timely data at all levels of the organisation.
 Organise and execute systematic audits and reconciliation exercises to compare records against actual physical stocks on a weekly basis.
 Maintain proper filing systems and archiving of documents so that they may be retrieved promptly and efficiently when required.
 Prepare COMPAS generated C.D.R. (Consolidated Delivery Report) and other supporting documents required for invoice processing.
 Participate in the monthly physical stock taking exercise in the warehouse and timely/accurately update the COMPAS physical inventory module.
 Perform any other duties as directed.
Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Successful completion of secondary school education (KCSE). Diploma in Logistics, Accounting or other relevant field.
Experience: A minimum of three years’ progressively responsible clerical experience and sound background in invoice processing.
Practical experience in budget preparation and analysis required. Good knowledge and experience in using computers with knowledge of Microsoft software applications (MS Word and Excel).
Skills: Ability to work with minimum supervision, to work quickly and accurately under time constraints and pressure. High sense of initiative and good judgment. Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team environment.
Language: Good written and spoken English
Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/02/10 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees. Envelopes should be marked
CONFIDENTIAL
WFP/02/10 and sent to
Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
Office B-220, Gigiri
P.O. Box 44482
NAIROBI 00100

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa, in Nairobi provides technical and policy support to governments and other partners in East and Southern Africa. The MDG Centre plays a unique role in linking global and national commitments with the rich, multi-sectoral field experience being generated by the MVP and other related community-level initiatives that contribute towards achieving the MDGs. Benefiting from the growing trends in Africa towards decentralized planning and implementation and towards improved governance, The MDG Centre focuses on creative ways and means to achieve impact at scale. This requires: (1) identification of best practice across the key sectors, (2) critical analysis of results from the MVP and related activities with a view to wider understanding and application, (3) design and adaptation of implementation mechanisms at district and other “meso” levels, (4) accurate costing of resource requirements, and (5) political and public sensitization to practical opportunities for achieving the MDGs.

The Position:
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor to be based in Nairobi. The incumbent will be a member of The MDG Center team, reporting functionally to the Regional Health Systems Advisor and the Director of the MDG Centre. The Advisor’s responsibility is to help communities and countries accelerate progress towards achieving MDGs. This will be done by helping put in place in the Millennium Villages, activities and policies that will reduce the incidence of HIV through use of existing proven HIV prevention tools and strategies.

Duties and responsibilities
The Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor’s responsibilities will be:

A. Provide Technical Assistance and Support to the Millennium Villages
Provides strategic, technical and implementation advice and support to the health coordinators on HIV/AIDS programs. In particular, to:
• Strengthen the implementation and monitoring systems for HIV/AIDS prevention and management, including protocols, tools and guidelines.
• Ensure implementation of UNAIDS/MVP partnership agreement aimed at creating HIV mother to child transmission free zones across all regional MVP sites.
• Collaborate with
o Counterpart HIV/AIDS/TB Advisors and specialists to ensure that work-plans, guidelines, protocols and procedures are consistent across all MVP sites;
o MDG centre and MVP site MCH, Education, Gender and Community Coordinators to foster a multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS interventions
• Build local capacity (through training of all cadres of health care workers) within each of the sites.
• Monitor progress in the implementation of interventions as well as compliance with the MVP HIV/AIDS agenda.
• Prepare reports on HIV/AIDS in MV sites.
• Be accountable for deliverables mandated by donor grants, presenting updates and written reports from grantors.
• Facilitate collaboration with government, UN agencies, NGOs and local academic institutions
B. Contribute to policy development, scale-up and knowledge building
Provides technical advice and support on HIV/AIDS issues to the Regional Health Systems Advisor, Director of Health, MVP and Director MDG Centre.
C. Other responsibilities aligned to the position

Minimum qualifications:
• An advanced degree in medicine or public health is required.
• A broad understanding of the field of HIV/AIDS health is absolutely necessary.
• The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in this field focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
• He/she must have highly developed writing, drafting, and oral presentation skills as well as a demonstrated capacity to perform operational research.
• Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment with many partners and stakeholders.
• Must have the demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently,
• To be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills, and
• To be flexible in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Terms of offer
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, offers a collegial working environment, believes that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor – MDG” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 March 2010.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to view the detailed description for the position and learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supporting the implementation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). This five (5) year project employs a community-based integrated development approach to help lift rural communities out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is supported by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization, whose vision is the eradication of extreme global poverty. Millennium Promise’s mission is to encourage individuals and organizations to join the fight against global poverty, disease, and hunger through an unprecedented campaign that draws on the support of all parts of society – individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, faith-based groups, governments – to ensure the success of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and the end of extreme poverty by 2025.

Position:
ICRAF/MVP is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of an Accounts Assistant. The incumbent will be based in Garissa. Reporting to the Team Leader and Science Coordinator, Garissa & Finance and Administration Manager, Nairobi, the Accounts Assistant’s responsibilities are to:

1. Make and follow-up on payment to creditors
2. Assist in local purchases and follow up with local suppliers to ensure conformity with regard to taxes (VAT)
3. Prepare and submit monthly expenditures to ICRAF HQ, ensuring that the reports are accurate and timely
4. Prepare bank reconciliation and financial returns on monthly, quarterly and other periods specified by the Team Leader/Management
5. Monitor the budgets; verification and proper allocation of expenditure.
6. Assist staff to code expenses correctly and informing them on budget status on a regular basis
7. Coordinate budget preparation in liaison with budget holders
8. Secure all MVP assets, tagging and maintaining an assets register
9. Documentation and safe storage of all financial reports and documents
10. Follow up on day to day correspondence with Millennium Villages Project and stakeholders as required by the Team Leader.
11. Handle the petty cash imprest account
12. Handling cash surrenders and verification of returns from the field;
13. Any other duties assigned related to the position

Requirements:
1. CPA part two or equivalent.
2. Knowledge of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office
3. Ability to work in a across cultural and multi disciplinary environment
4. Computer literacy
5. Knowledge in book keeping & accounts, financial returns & report writing
6. Honesty, commitment and maturity
7. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
8. Ability to communicate well, supervise others, build capacity and integrate well with team and work beyond normal working hours
9. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
10. Honest, committed and mature
11. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
12. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences

Terms of offer
ICRAF/MVP is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for an Accounts Assistant – Garissa” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 12th March, 2010.

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

We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development’s (AWARD) program is a dynamic, pioneering program designed to fast-track the careers of African women delivering pro-poor agricultural research and development, who are serving the continent’s farmers, especially women.

AWARD provides mentoring, science capacity building and leadership development to 180 outstanding women from ten countries through a two-year fellowship program. We plan to expand to francophone West Africa in the near future. The project is managed by the Gender & Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and is housed at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2007, AWARD is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID.

The position
ICRAF/AWARD seeks to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Communications Officer who is committed to helping AWARD to plan and deliver its work serving African women professionals in pro-poor agricultural research and development. She/he must have a significant depth of professional experience, especially hands-on work with current e-communications technologies and practice, be passionate about the critical role of women in development and thrive in a highly collaborative environment and enjoy working with a multi-national team of creative professionals. This position reports to the Communications Manager.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in development and implementation of an e-communication strategy to ensure effective communication with key stakeholders, including both internal and external audiences;
• Develop and maintain the Web site, expanding AWARD’s outreach capacity through use of digital media tools;
• Coordinate monthly electronic newsletter: write content, distribute via e-mail, maintain mailing lists;
• Research, write and produce profiles on AWARD participants;
• Write news releases, as required, and assist in development of national and regional media contacts;
• Assist in event planning, including workshops, media conferences;
• Respond to email queries from participants and general public; and
• Implement and maintain corporate brand standards in all material.

Qualifications
• Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, preferably in the development, science, agriculture or NGO sector;
• At least five years of relevant professional work experience;
• Superior written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in application of professional editorial standards, journalistic news writing and corporate brand style;
• Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Strong self-starter with initiative to identify opportunities and take appropriate action;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign and Web content management software such as Drupal;
• Direct, demonstrated experience with and knowledge of:
o social networking strategies, networks, tools
o blogs
o graphic design (Adobe suite);
• General knowledge of the sub-Saharan African agricultural R&D systems is a plus;
• Good command of written and spoken French. (Highly desired but not required.);
• Enthusiastic, personal commitment to the issues promoted by the G&D Program, particularly equity, inclusion, dignity, and professional development of women; and
• Displays the highest standards of personal integrity.

ICRAF/AWARD is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for AWARD Communications Officer –” on their application letters OR email submissions. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 12th March 2010 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org/resource/award.asp

Executive Assistant – InterContinental Nairobi (
Job Number:
NAI000134)
Description

At InterContinental Hotels Group, we operate and franchise more than 4300 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the world over.

As an Executive Assistant, you will direct all aspects of secretarial work in the hotel, maintain the executive office and maintain all matters relating to executive administration in a confidential, professional manner. You will report to the PA of the General Manager/Director of Operations – Africa, and assist the Hotel Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain the utmost confidentiality and discretion when handling business affairs
• Co-operate, co-ordinate and communicate with Department Heads and other inter-departmental secretaries as appropriate
• Day to day secretarial work to include typing, filing, faxes and telephones.
• Distribution of memos, letters and other information
Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the world’s most global hotel company?

If so, make it happen and apply now for a career with InterContinental Hotels group, where a world of personal and professional opportunities exist.
Qualifications

The successful candidate will:
* be computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint
* previous experience as a secretary in a busy office will be an added advantage
* have experience in ensuring Customer Satisfaction, including complaint handling
* self-starter, able to organise this busy office
Job
: Personal Assistant / Secretarial
Primary Location
: Kenya-110-Nairobi
02/Mar/10
Schedule
: Temporary

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WFP/02/10

This Vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Date of issue: 26.02.2010 Closing Date: 11.03.2010

Job Title: Logistics Assistant (CTS & Invoice Processing) Duty Station: Mombasa & Elsewhere

Post Grade: G4 (Service Contract)
Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Data Administrator and the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office Mombasa, the Logistics Assistant (CTS/Invoice Processing) will carry out the following tasks:-
Invoice processing.
 Process invoices for contractors including clearing and forwarding agents, warehouse labour providers, transporters, Cooperating Partners, superintendence and fumigation companies.
 Strictly adhere and enforce standard operating procedures and contractual stipulations while processing invoices.
 Promptly process received invoices within the set timelines to ensure timely payments to service providers.
 Ensure non conforming invoices are sent back to service provider with clear instructions on actions to be taken for its admissibility.
Commodity Tracking:
 Thoroughly check the information registered on the movement documents for clarity and correctness in accordance with the established procedures before data entry is performed.
 Post daily receipts and dispatches of WFP food commodities into the corporate CTS system, COMPAS, based on waybills and reports received from the warehouse.
 Monitor the availability and correct use of waybills and other supporting documents as well as ensure that quantities dispatched to and received at the Sub-Offices are in accordance with the Programme distribution plans.
 Register and record transit and warehouse damages and losses as per documentation. Ensure all data is captured in COMPAS. Ensure reconstitution of damaged cargo is done immediately after receiving reports and all data is captured in COMPAS.
 Cross check any differences between the data entered into the system against the actual physical documents to maintain high recording standards as required by the organisation.
 Send/receive data transmissions on a daily basis to ensure availability of accurate and timely data at all levels of the organisation.
 Organise and execute systematic audits and reconciliation exercises to compare records against actual physical stocks on a weekly basis.
 Maintain proper filing systems and archiving of documents so that they may be retrieved promptly and efficiently when required.
 Prepare COMPAS generated C.D.R. (Consolidated Delivery Report) and other supporting documents required for invoice processing.
 Participate in the monthly physical stock taking exercise in the warehouse and timely/accurately update the COMPAS physical inventory module.
 Perform any other duties as directed.
Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Successful completion of secondary school education (KCSE). Diploma in Logistics, Accounting or other relevant field.
Experience: A minimum of three years’ progressively responsible clerical experience and sound background in invoice processing.
Practical experience in budget preparation and analysis required. Good knowledge and experience in using computers with knowledge of Microsoft software applications (MS Word and Excel).
Skills: Ability to work with minimum supervision, to work quickly and accurately under time constraints and pressure. High sense of initiative and good judgment. Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team environment.
Language: Good written and spoken English
Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/02/10 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees. Envelopes should be marked
CONFIDENTIAL
WFP/02/10 and sent to
Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
Office B-220, Gigiri
P.O. Box 44482
NAIROBI 00100

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa, in Nairobi provides technical and policy support to governments and other partners in East and Southern Africa. The MDG Centre plays a unique role in linking global and national commitments with the rich, multi-sectoral field experience being generated by the MVP and other related community-level initiatives that contribute towards achieving the MDGs. Benefiting from the growing trends in Africa towards decentralized planning and implementation and towards improved governance, The MDG Centre focuses on creative ways and means to achieve impact at scale. This requires: (1) identification of best practice across the key sectors, (2) critical analysis of results from the MVP and related activities with a view to wider understanding and application, (3) design and adaptation of implementation mechanisms at district and other “meso” levels, (4) accurate costing of resource requirements, and (5) political and public sensitization to practical opportunities for achieving the MDGs.

The Position:
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor to be based in Nairobi. The incumbent will be a member of The MDG Center team, reporting functionally to the Regional Health Systems Advisor and the Director of the MDG Centre. The Advisor’s responsibility is to help communities and countries accelerate progress towards achieving MDGs. This will be done by helping put in place in the Millennium Villages, activities and policies that will reduce the incidence of HIV through use of existing proven HIV prevention tools and strategies.

Duties and responsibilities
The Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor’s responsibilities will be:

A. Provide Technical Assistance and Support to the Millennium Villages
Provides strategic, technical and implementation advice and support to the health coordinators on HIV/AIDS programs. In particular, to:
• Strengthen the implementation and monitoring systems for HIV/AIDS prevention and management, including protocols, tools and guidelines.
• Ensure implementation of UNAIDS/MVP partnership agreement aimed at creating HIV mother to child transmission free zones across all regional MVP sites.
• Collaborate with
o Counterpart HIV/AIDS/TB Advisors and specialists to ensure that work-plans, guidelines, protocols and procedures are consistent across all MVP sites;
o MDG centre and MVP site MCH, Education, Gender and Community Coordinators to foster a multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS interventions
• Build local capacity (through training of all cadres of health care workers) within each of the sites.
• Monitor progress in the implementation of interventions as well as compliance with the MVP HIV/AIDS agenda.
• Prepare reports on HIV/AIDS in MV sites.
• Be accountable for deliverables mandated by donor grants, presenting updates and written reports from grantors.
• Facilitate collaboration with government, UN agencies, NGOs and local academic institutions
B. Contribute to policy development, scale-up and knowledge building
Provides technical advice and support on HIV/AIDS issues to the Regional Health Systems Advisor, Director of Health, MVP and Director MDG Centre.
C. Other responsibilities aligned to the position

Minimum qualifications:
• An advanced degree in medicine or public health is required.
• A broad understanding of the field of HIV/AIDS health is absolutely necessary.
• The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in this field focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
• He/she must have highly developed writing, drafting, and oral presentation skills as well as a demonstrated capacity to perform operational research.
• Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment with many partners and stakeholders.
• Must have the demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently,
• To be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills, and
• To be flexible in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Terms of offer
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, offers a collegial working environment, believes that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor – MDG” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 March 2010.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to view the detailed description for the position and learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supporting the implementation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). This five (5) year project employs a community-based integrated development approach to help lift rural communities out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is supported by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization, whose vision is the eradication of extreme global poverty. Millennium Promise’s mission is to encourage individuals and organizations to join the fight against global poverty, disease, and hunger through an unprecedented campaign that draws on the support of all parts of society – individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, faith-based groups, governments – to ensure the success of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and the end of extreme poverty by 2025.

Position:
ICRAF/MVP is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of an Accounts Assistant. The incumbent will be based in Garissa. Reporting to the Team Leader and Science Coordinator, Garissa & Finance and Administration Manager, Nairobi, the Accounts Assistant’s responsibilities are to:

1. Make and follow-up on payment to creditors
2. Assist in local purchases and follow up with local suppliers to ensure conformity with regard to taxes (VAT)
3. Prepare and submit monthly expenditures to ICRAF HQ, ensuring that the reports are accurate and timely
4. Prepare bank reconciliation and financial returns on monthly, quarterly and other periods specified by the Team Leader/Management
5. Monitor the budgets; verification and proper allocation of expenditure.
6. Assist staff to code expenses correctly and informing them on budget status on a regular basis
7. Coordinate budget preparation in liaison with budget holders
8. Secure all MVP assets, tagging and maintaining an assets register
9. Documentation and safe storage of all financial reports and documents
10. Follow up on day to day correspondence with Millennium Villages Project and stakeholders as required by the Team Leader.
11. Handle the petty cash imprest account
12. Handling cash surrenders and verification of returns from the field;
13. Any other duties assigned related to the position

Requirements:
1. CPA part two or equivalent.
2. Knowledge of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office
3. Ability to work in a across cultural and multi disciplinary environment
4. Computer literacy
5. Knowledge in book keeping & accounts, financial returns & report writing
6. Honesty, commitment and maturity
7. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
8. Ability to communicate well, supervise others, build capacity and integrate well with team and work beyond normal working hours
9. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
10. Honest, committed and mature
11. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
12. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences

Terms of offer
ICRAF/MVP is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for an Accounts Assistant – Garissa” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 12th March, 2010.

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

We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development’s (AWARD) program is a dynamic, pioneering program designed to fast-track the careers of African women delivering pro-poor agricultural research and development, who are serving the continent’s farmers, especially women.

AWARD provides mentoring, science capacity building and leadership development to 180 outstanding women from ten countries through a two-year fellowship program. We plan to expand to francophone West Africa in the near future. The project is managed by the Gender & Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and is housed at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2007, AWARD is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID.

The position
ICRAF/AWARD seeks to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Communications Officer who is committed to helping AWARD to plan and deliver its work serving African women professionals in pro-poor agricultural research and development. She/he must have a significant depth of professional experience, especially hands-on work with current e-communications technologies and practice, be passionate about the critical role of women in development and thrive in a highly collaborative environment and enjoy working with a multi-national team of creative professionals. This position reports to the Communications Manager.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in development and implementation of an e-communication strategy to ensure effective communication with key stakeholders, including both internal and external audiences;
• Develop and maintain the Web site, expanding AWARD’s outreach capacity through use of digital media tools;
• Coordinate monthly electronic newsletter: write content, distribute via e-mail, maintain mailing lists;
• Research, write and produce profiles on AWARD participants;
• Write news releases, as required, and assist in development of national and regional media contacts;
• Assist in event planning, including workshops, media conferences;
• Respond to email queries from participants and general public; and
• Implement and maintain corporate brand standards in all material.

Qualifications
• Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, preferably in the development, science, agriculture or NGO sector;
• At least five years of relevant professional work experience;
• Superior written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in application of professional editorial standards, journalistic news writing and corporate brand style;
• Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Strong self-starter with initiative to identify opportunities and take appropriate action;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign and Web content management software such as Drupal;
• Direct, demonstrated experience with and knowledge of:
o social networking strategies, networks, tools
o blogs
o graphic design (Adobe suite);
• General knowledge of the sub-Saharan African agricultural R&D systems is a plus;
• Good command of written and spoken French. (Highly desired but not required.);
• Enthusiastic, personal commitment to the issues promoted by the G&D Program, particularly equity, inclusion, dignity, and professional development of women; and
• Displays the highest standards of personal integrity.

ICRAF/AWARD is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for AWARD Communications Officer –” on their application letters OR email submissions. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 12th March 2010 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org/resource/award.asp

Executive Assistant – InterContinental Nairobi (
Job Number:
NAI000134)
Description

At InterContinental Hotels Group, we operate and franchise more than 4300 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the world over.

As an Executive Assistant, you will direct all aspects of secretarial work in the hotel, maintain the executive office and maintain all matters relating to executive administration in a confidential, professional manner. You will report to the PA of the General Manager/Director of Operations – Africa, and assist the Hotel Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain the utmost confidentiality and discretion when handling business affairs
• Co-operate, co-ordinate and communicate with Department Heads and other inter-departmental secretaries as appropriate
• Day to day secretarial work to include typing, filing, faxes and telephones.
• Distribution of memos, letters and other information
Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the world’s most global hotel company?

If so, make it happen and apply now for a career with InterContinental Hotels group, where a world of personal and professional opportunities exist.
Qualifications

The successful candidate will:
* be computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint
* previous experience as a secretary in a busy office will be an added advantage
* have experience in ensuring Customer Satisfaction, including complaint handling
* self-starter, able to organise this busy office
Job
: Personal Assistant / Secretarial
Primary Location
: Kenya-110-Nairobi
02/Mar/10
Schedule
: Temporary

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WFP/02/10

This Vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Date of issue: 26.02.2010 Closing Date: 11.03.2010

Job Title: Logistics Assistant (CTS & Invoice Processing) Duty Station: Mombasa & Elsewhere

Post Grade: G4 (Service Contract)
Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Data Administrator and the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office Mombasa, the Logistics Assistant (CTS/Invoice Processing) will carry out the following tasks:-
Invoice processing.
 Process invoices for contractors including clearing and forwarding agents, warehouse labour providers, transporters, Cooperating Partners, superintendence and fumigation companies.
 Strictly adhere and enforce standard operating procedures and contractual stipulations while processing invoices.
 Promptly process received invoices within the set timelines to ensure timely payments to service providers.
 Ensure non conforming invoices are sent back to service provider with clear instructions on actions to be taken for its admissibility.
Commodity Tracking:
 Thoroughly check the information registered on the movement documents for clarity and correctness in accordance with the established procedures before data entry is performed.
 Post daily receipts and dispatches of WFP food commodities into the corporate CTS system, COMPAS, based on waybills and reports received from the warehouse.
 Monitor the availability and correct use of waybills and other supporting documents as well as ensure that quantities dispatched to and received at the Sub-Offices are in accordance with the Programme distribution plans.
 Register and record transit and warehouse damages and losses as per documentation. Ensure all data is captured in COMPAS. Ensure reconstitution of damaged cargo is done immediately after receiving reports and all data is captured in COMPAS.
 Cross check any differences between the data entered into the system against the actual physical documents to maintain high recording standards as required by the organisation.
 Send/receive data transmissions on a daily basis to ensure availability of accurate and timely data at all levels of the organisation.
 Organise and execute systematic audits and reconciliation exercises to compare records against actual physical stocks on a weekly basis.
 Maintain proper filing systems and archiving of documents so that they may be retrieved promptly and efficiently when required.
 Prepare COMPAS generated C.D.R. (Consolidated Delivery Report) and other supporting documents required for invoice processing.
 Participate in the monthly physical stock taking exercise in the warehouse and timely/accurately update the COMPAS physical inventory module.
 Perform any other duties as directed.
Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Successful completion of secondary school education (KCSE). Diploma in Logistics, Accounting or other relevant field.
Experience: A minimum of three years’ progressively responsible clerical experience and sound background in invoice processing.
Practical experience in budget preparation and analysis required. Good knowledge and experience in using computers with knowledge of Microsoft software applications (MS Word and Excel).
Skills: Ability to work with minimum supervision, to work quickly and accurately under time constraints and pressure. High sense of initiative and good judgment. Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team environment.
Language: Good written and spoken English
Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/02/10 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees. Envelopes should be marked
CONFIDENTIAL
WFP/02/10 and sent to
Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
Office B-220, Gigiri
P.O. Box 44482
NAIROBI 00100

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa, in Nairobi provides technical and policy support to governments and other partners in East and Southern Africa. The MDG Centre plays a unique role in linking global and national commitments with the rich, multi-sectoral field experience being generated by the MVP and other related community-level initiatives that contribute towards achieving the MDGs. Benefiting from the growing trends in Africa towards decentralized planning and implementation and towards improved governance, The MDG Centre focuses on creative ways and means to achieve impact at scale. This requires: (1) identification of best practice across the key sectors, (2) critical analysis of results from the MVP and related activities with a view to wider understanding and application, (3) design and adaptation of implementation mechanisms at district and other “meso” levels, (4) accurate costing of resource requirements, and (5) political and public sensitization to practical opportunities for achieving the MDGs.

The Position:
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor to be based in Nairobi. The incumbent will be a member of The MDG Center team, reporting functionally to the Regional Health Systems Advisor and the Director of the MDG Centre. The Advisor’s responsibility is to help communities and countries accelerate progress towards achieving MDGs. This will be done by helping put in place in the Millennium Villages, activities and policies that will reduce the incidence of HIV through use of existing proven HIV prevention tools and strategies.

Duties and responsibilities
The Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor’s responsibilities will be:

A. Provide Technical Assistance and Support to the Millennium Villages
Provides strategic, technical and implementation advice and support to the health coordinators on HIV/AIDS programs. In particular, to:
• Strengthen the implementation and monitoring systems for HIV/AIDS prevention and management, including protocols, tools and guidelines.
• Ensure implementation of UNAIDS/MVP partnership agreement aimed at creating HIV mother to child transmission free zones across all regional MVP sites.
• Collaborate with
o Counterpart HIV/AIDS/TB Advisors and specialists to ensure that work-plans, guidelines, protocols and procedures are consistent across all MVP sites;
o MDG centre and MVP site MCH, Education, Gender and Community Coordinators to foster a multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS interventions
• Build local capacity (through training of all cadres of health care workers) within each of the sites.
• Monitor progress in the implementation of interventions as well as compliance with the MVP HIV/AIDS agenda.
• Prepare reports on HIV/AIDS in MV sites.
• Be accountable for deliverables mandated by donor grants, presenting updates and written reports from grantors.
• Facilitate collaboration with government, UN agencies, NGOs and local academic institutions
B. Contribute to policy development, scale-up and knowledge building
Provides technical advice and support on HIV/AIDS issues to the Regional Health Systems Advisor, Director of Health, MVP and Director MDG Centre.
C. Other responsibilities aligned to the position

Minimum qualifications:
• An advanced degree in medicine or public health is required.
• A broad understanding of the field of HIV/AIDS health is absolutely necessary.
• The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in this field focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
• He/she must have highly developed writing, drafting, and oral presentation skills as well as a demonstrated capacity to perform operational research.
• Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment with many partners and stakeholders.
• Must have the demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently,
• To be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills, and
• To be flexible in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Terms of offer
ICRAF/The MDG Centre is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, offers a collegial working environment, believes that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor – MDG” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 March 2010.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to view the detailed description for the position and learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supporting the implementation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). This five (5) year project employs a community-based integrated development approach to help lift rural communities out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is supported by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization, whose vision is the eradication of extreme global poverty. Millennium Promise’s mission is to encourage individuals and organizations to join the fight against global poverty, disease, and hunger through an unprecedented campaign that draws on the support of all parts of society – individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, faith-based groups, governments – to ensure the success of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and the end of extreme poverty by 2025.

Position:
ICRAF/MVP is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of an Accounts Assistant. The incumbent will be based in Garissa. Reporting to the Team Leader and Science Coordinator, Garissa & Finance and Administration Manager, Nairobi, the Accounts Assistant’s responsibilities are to:

1. Make and follow-up on payment to creditors
2. Assist in local purchases and follow up with local suppliers to ensure conformity with regard to taxes (VAT)
3. Prepare and submit monthly expenditures to ICRAF HQ, ensuring that the reports are accurate and timely
4. Prepare bank reconciliation and financial returns on monthly, quarterly and other periods specified by the Team Leader/Management
5. Monitor the budgets; verification and proper allocation of expenditure.
6. Assist staff to code expenses correctly and informing them on budget status on a regular basis
7. Coordinate budget preparation in liaison with budget holders
8. Secure all MVP assets, tagging and maintaining an assets register
9. Documentation and safe storage of all financial reports and documents
10. Follow up on day to day correspondence with Millennium Villages Project and stakeholders as required by the Team Leader.
11. Handle the petty cash imprest account
12. Handling cash surrenders and verification of returns from the field;
13. Any other duties assigned related to the position

Requirements:
1. CPA part two or equivalent.
2. Knowledge of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office
3. Ability to work in a across cultural and multi disciplinary environment
4. Computer literacy
5. Knowledge in book keeping & accounts, financial returns & report writing
6. Honesty, commitment and maturity
7. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
8. Ability to communicate well, supervise others, build capacity and integrate well with team and work beyond normal working hours
9. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
10. Honest, committed and mature
11. Productive under minimal supervision and work under high pressure
12. Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences

Terms of offer
ICRAF/MVP is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for an Accounts Assistant – Garissa” on their application letters OR email submissions. 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 12th March, 2010.

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

We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.millenniumpromise.org
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org
http://www.mdgcentre.org

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development’s (AWARD) program is a dynamic, pioneering program designed to fast-track the careers of African women delivering pro-poor agricultural research and development, who are serving the continent’s farmers, especially women.

AWARD provides mentoring, science capacity building and leadership development to 180 outstanding women from ten countries through a two-year fellowship program. We plan to expand to francophone West Africa in the near future. The project is managed by the Gender & Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and is housed at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2007, AWARD is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID.

The position
ICRAF/AWARD seeks to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Communications Officer who is committed to helping AWARD to plan and deliver its work serving African women professionals in pro-poor agricultural research and development. She/he must have a significant depth of professional experience, especially hands-on work with current e-communications technologies and practice, be passionate about the critical role of women in development and thrive in a highly collaborative environment and enjoy working with a multi-national team of creative professionals. This position reports to the Communications Manager.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in development and implementation of an e-communication strategy to ensure effective communication with key stakeholders, including both internal and external audiences;
• Develop and maintain the Web site, expanding AWARD’s outreach capacity through use of digital media tools;
• Coordinate monthly electronic newsletter: write content, distribute via e-mail, maintain mailing lists;
• Research, write and produce profiles on AWARD participants;
• Write news releases, as required, and assist in development of national and regional media contacts;
• Assist in event planning, including workshops, media conferences;
• Respond to email queries from participants and general public; and
• Implement and maintain corporate brand standards in all material.

Qualifications
• Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, preferably in the development, science, agriculture or NGO sector;
• At least five years of relevant professional work experience;
• Superior written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in application of professional editorial standards, journalistic news writing and corporate brand style;
• Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Strong self-starter with initiative to identify opportunities and take appropriate action;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign and Web content management software such as Drupal;
• Direct, demonstrated experience with and knowledge of:
o social networking strategies, networks, tools
o blogs
o graphic design (Adobe suite);
• General knowledge of the sub-Saharan African agricultural R&D systems is a plus;
• Good command of written and spoken French. (Highly desired but not required.);
• Enthusiastic, personal commitment to the issues promoted by the G&D Program, particularly equity, inclusion, dignity, and professional development of women; and
• Displays the highest standards of personal integrity.

ICRAF/AWARD is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to a three (3) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes 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 and fax numbers and email address). Applications should indicate “Application for AWARD Communications Officer –” on their application letters OR email submissions. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 12th March 2010 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to learn more about us at:
http://www.worldagroforestry.org
http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org/resource/award.asp

Executive Assistant – InterContinental Nairobi (
Job Number:
NAI000134)
Description

At InterContinental Hotels Group, we operate and franchise more than 4300 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the world over.

As an Executive Assistant, you will direct all aspects of secretarial work in the hotel, maintain the executive office and maintain all matters relating to executive administration in a confidential, professional manner. You will report to the PA of the General Manager/Director of Operations – Africa, and assist the Hotel Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain the utmost confidentiality and discretion when handling business affairs
• Co-operate, co-ordinate and communicate with Department Heads and other inter-departmental secretaries as appropriate
• Day to day secretarial work to include typing, filing, faxes and telephones.
• Distribution of memos, letters and other information
Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the world’s most global hotel company?

If so, make it happen and apply now for a career with InterContinental Hotels group, where a world of personal and professional opportunities exist.
Qualifications

The successful candidate will:
* be computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint
* previous experience as a secretary in a busy office will be an added advantage
* have experience in ensuring Customer Satisfaction, including complaint handling
* self-starter, able to organise this busy office
Job
: Personal Assistant / Secretarial
Primary Location
: Kenya-110-Nairobi
02/Mar/10
Schedule
: Temporary

“We Care for Justice”

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights. This is done through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, representation and research.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person to fill in the position of a Personal Assistant/Administrator at our Nairobi Office.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ADMINISTRATOR (Ref: KCS/PA-NBI/APP)

Responsible for providing effective administrative support to the Executive Director by performing routine administrative, logistical and secretarial duties. Key responsibilities include data gathering and analysis, preparing proposals and reports as well as tracking and monitoring the progress of various assignments. Other duties include serving as the office manager, events management, supervising front-office operations particularly communication facilities, mail delivery system, organizational branding and visitors reception.

Minimum Qualifications and Training: Bachelors degree in social sciences with training in secretarial studies and possession of top keyboard and transcription speeds as well as advanced computer skills.

Relevant Experience: Must be a mature and experienced person of high integrity and pleasant temperament, cheerful personality and professional appearance. Experience of at least two years in the NGO and human rights sector will be an added advantage.

Skills: Must have strong report writing, proposal writing, communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge of the latest integrated information system packages.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

• Facilitating communication channels between the Office of the Executive Director and other organisational functions and Governance organs as well as external organisations and individuals.

• Participating in multidisciplinary teams to prepare, implement and evaluate strategic management decisions and plans.

• Receiving, sorting, recording and supervising the distribution of mail, general correspondence and documents to appropriate offices.

• Scheduling appointments and screening requests for meetings, synchronising and updating the Executive Director’s diary and work schedules.

• Locating and attaching appropriate files to correspondences or queries to be answered by the Executive Director as well as organising the filing and retrieval system.

• Maintaining the organizational master diary and ensuring harmony of Kituo events.

• Organising KITUO events and meetings and accurately recording proceedings of various deliberations.

• Reviewing and implementing effective human resource procedures aimed at raising organizational efficiency, raising staff morale and increasing productivity including facilitating the timely handling of staff welfare and staff matters like grievances and discipline, team building and related matters.

• Preparing both local and international itineraries, confirming travel, freight and hotel reservations.

• Coordination of proper documentation and storage of all organizational materials including reports, reviews, publications and so on.

• Act as the Client services officer as well as administer, review client feedback tools and provide a report on the same to the management team.

• Act as the office manager and oversee maintenance of furniture, equipment, buildings and the compound.

• Supervise other administration and support staff including the receptionist, administrative assistants and the caretaker.

• Representing the Executive Director in meetings and conferences to obtain and provide information.

Applications indicating the job reference number, including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number, email address and an indication of present remuneration should be addressed to;

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
KITUO CHA SHERIA
(CENTRE FOR LEGAL EMPOWERMENT)
P. O. Box 7483 – 00300
Ronald Ngala
Nairobi
E-mail: info@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us on or before 28th February 2010. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Hello ladies. Once again we announce a
vacancy at Parents magazine. The position is that of EDITORIAL-COORDINATOR. It requires an editor with management skills.

As editor, the person must:
Possess flawless language
Have superior grammar
Be extremely keen on detail
Be a perfect writer
Be able to meet deadlines
Have knowledge of magazine publication

As manager, the person must:
Be a good planner and executor
Be able to monitor and evaluate progress of team members Be a leader; not a boss Be humble, patient and teachable Be a team player

If you, or someone you know, meet the
above-mentioned qualities and more, kindly submit your application letter and CV to tabitha@parents.co.ke by Tuesday 2nd March. The successful candidate will commence duty immediately. All the best.

Hello ladies. Once again we announce a
vacancy at Parents magazine. The position is that of EDITORIAL-COORDINATOR. It requires an editor with management skills.

As editor, the person must:
Possess flawless language
Have superior grammar
Be extremely keen on detail
Be a perfect writer
Be able to meet deadlines
Have knowledge of magazine publication

As manager, the person must:
Be a good planner and executor
Be able to monitor and evaluate progress of team members Be a leader; not a boss Be humble, patient and teachable Be a team player

If you, or someone you know, meet the
above-mentioned qualities and more, kindly submit your application letter and CV to tabitha@parents.co.ke by Tuesday 2nd March. The successful candidate will commence duty immediately. All the best.

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa
MILEAD Fellows Program
Call for applications- 2010 MILEAD Fellows
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2010 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program for young African women leaders.
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The one-year program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities.
The MILEAD fellowship will be awarded to 25 young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD including a three-week residential Summer Institute in July-August; and commit implement a community project as part of the program. Applicants must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.
Please note that this is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.
Applications are welcome from young African women living in any part of Africa and the Diaspora. There are three ways to apply- Applicants can *click here fill out online application; ** Click here to download application form- email or mail in completed application to info@moremiinitiative.org or to the mailing address below.
Application package is available at: http://www.moremiinitiative.org. The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications to be submitted for review is March 31, 2010.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials by the application deadline:
1. Completed MILEAD Application Form
2. Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
3. Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic contacts
For more applications or information, please contact:
MILEAD Program Coordinator
Email: info@moremiinitiatives.org
Tel: +233 21 770 736 Ghana) or +1 404 826 2942 (USA)
http://www.moremiinitiative.org
Note: Applications will only be reviewed upon receiving all four documents. All forms must be received by March 31, 2010 to be considered for review and selection. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by May 12, 2010.

Harold White Fellowships

The National Library of Australia offers annual fellowships to established researchers and writers. Established by the Council of the National Library of Australia in 1983 as the National Library Fellowships, the first Fellows commenced their research at the Library in 1984. The fellowships were renamed in honour of Sir Harold White CBE (1905-1992), the first National Librarian, in 1985.

The fellowships scheme aims to promote the Library as a centre of scholarly activity and research, encourage scholarly and literary use of the Library’s collections and production of publications arising from that scholarship, and to promote the Library’s rich and varied collections. Four to seven fellowships, of periods from three to six months, are awarded annually.
Readmore:
http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2010/02/harold-white-fellowships.html

Scholarship and Job are posted at
http://Cambodiajobs.blogspot.com

FEBRUARY 5, 2010
IWMF Calls for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Applications
The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010-11 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, which is open to women journalists focusing on human rights and social justice.
Named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003, the fellowship allows one woman journalist to spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to Boston-area universities as well as the Boston Globe and The New York Times.
Applications will be accepted until April 9, 2010, and the fellowship will run from September 2010 – May 2011.
• Read the press release.
• Learn more about the fellowship.
• Click here to apply.
• Help pioneer change for women journalists by supporting the Elizabeth Neuffer IWMF Fund.
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC RESEARCH PROGRAM
OPENING DATE: 26TH FEBRUARY 2010 VACANCY NO: K56/02/2010
Program description: This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. The Program has a vacancy in the Base administration branch.
POSITION: Administrative Assistant (1 position) MR 7/1
LOCATION: KEMRI/CDC- Kisumu

Essential Requirements:
• Diploma in Business Administration, project planning, Human Resource Management, Finance, accounting, supplies management or any other relevant Business Qualification
• At least 1 years work experience in administrative work.
• Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office)

Desirable Qualifications
• Knowledge of budgets and budgetary work
• Fluency in written and oral English and Kiswahili
• Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
SKILLS AND ABILITY:
• Meticulous and detail oriented
• Outstanding skills in record keeping.
• Excellent social, communication and listening skills.
• Be willing to work on holidays and weekends if required..
Activities and responsibilities:
The employee will:
• Perform routine administrative duties, including typing, copying, faxing, filing and preparation of learning/office resources.
• Perform general secretarial functions for the central base officers (training, communication, community liaison and safety) including taking messages and taking and distributing minutes of base officers meetings, etc.
• Originate and track purchase orders and supplies for the base officers.
• Liaise with accounts department in updating the central officer’s budgets.
• Obtain quotes and place requisitions for items to be purchased for the base officers.
• Administer the central base officer’s petty cash where applicable.
• Perform other administrative and computer related duties as determined by the base officers.
• Will be oriented to support the Communications, training, Space and Safety, Community Liaison offices in carrying out specific tasks.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A 6 (six) 1 year Renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first three months

Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• 3 letters of reference
• Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information
• Copies of Certificates or transcripts

Applications Are Due No Later Than: 12th March 2010

To: The Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. BOX 1578-40100, 40100, KISUMU or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
KEMRI/CDC RESEARCH & PUBLIC HEALTH COLLABORATION

Opening date: 27/02/10 Vacancy No: K51/02/10
Program description: This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the KEMRI/CDC Malaria and HIV-R Branches have the following vacancies in the HIV-R Laboratory.

POSITION: ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (2 positions) MR 9 (JOB GROUP M)
LOCATION: Kisumu
REPORTING TO: HIV-R Lab supervisor and Lab Director

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor of Science in biomedical science or a related field from a recognized institution.
• Must have hands-on experience with conventional DNA and RNA PCR techniques
• Experience in performing HIV molecular diagnosis tests and the related laboratory quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) measures
• 1-2 years experience working in a busy clinical/research laboratory.

DESIRABLE QUALITIES:
• Hard working, diligent and ready to work in a multidisciplinary environment
• Good problem solving skills, awareness of own limitations and strong personal motivation
• Good knowledge of laboratory documentation, record keeping and inventory management
• Knowledge of laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP) and bio-safety guidelines
• Experience in HIV serology, HIV-1 RNA & DNA PCR, Nucleic Acid testing (NAT) and STI diagnosis
• Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
• Basic computer application skills

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC TASKS:
The Assistant Research officer will be expected to:-
• Ensure that adequate stocks of reagents and other consumables are available in assigned sections and track usage.
• Perform all aspects of HIV Research laboratory work necessary to support clinical diagnostic and epidemiological research
• Liaise with collaborating programs to receive and track samples and reporting of test results.
• Maintain laboratory QA/QC procedures in the performance of assigned duties
• Perform viral load and NAT tests as well as results interpretation
• Contribute actively to the development of new laboratory capabilities and when needed develop standard operation procedures for use in the laboratory
• Record test results obtained in an organized and timely manner, and write summary reports based on the work conducted.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the Laboratory supervisor or Director.

Terms of Employment: elected candidates will be offered six (6) one-year renewable contracts as per KEMRI guidelines including a probation period for the first 3 months of employment.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• 3 letters of reference
• Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
• Copies of Certificates or transcripts
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN: 12/03/10
To: The Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, KISUMU or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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