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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.
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• 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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As promised every week i will be doing a post with the different job opportunities that i have come across in the course of the week. That post will be on a Thursday so enjoy…

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

Position: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER-DATA ANALYST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications to be sent to:

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

PRODUCT MANAGER – VAS
Our client is a diverse business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in manufacturing, infrastructure,
energy, shipping and communications in more than 15 countries worldwide. Professionally managed, it has
invested in commodity, annuity and services businesses using state-of-the-art technology and in-house research
and innovation making it the leading player in its businesses.
ROLE PURPOSE
Reporting to the Head of Core Products, the product Manager will be responsible for the development of VAS
product plans and the coordination of product lines through the entire product life cycle in order to maximize
revenues. Responsibilities cover On line Marketing (Web-Presence), Enterprise solutions (Microsoft Hosted
Messaging, Blackberry), Data and 3rd Part solutions. Ensure that the requirements of the markets are fully
accounted for in the product planning process to launch and after. Manages the VAS budget (OPEX/CAPEX) by
providing input into the products / marketing budget by developing the VAS budget, manages the product
management budget and provides weekly feedback on current and future spend versus actual to the Head of
Core Products. To manage third party product development partners to increase revenues through marketing a
range of products within their portfolio of partner accounts. To manage the corporation’s key business partners
to deliver innovative and compelling products to both prepaid and postpaid customer base. To ensure that the
main brand is promoted and utilized in such a way as to enhance their reputation for first to market, customer
satisfaction, market leadership and preferred operator for commercial partnerships offerings.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Acquisition targets and Revenue Growth
•Innovation & Solution deployment: Plans and deploys various stand alone and combined VAS propositions
encompassing all revenue channels including, Voice, SMS, MMS, data and build product loyalty amongst
customers.
•Strategic Planning: Create and implement marketing & go to market strategy for the company and those of
the customers.
•Financial Management & Reporting: Responsible for internal collaboration, team work development and
implementation of key Project Management routines within the products development and implementation
team across the organization. The job holder will also develop proposals in line with agreed financial
thresholds and achieve agreed sector targets; ensuring appropriate feedback is given to enhance business
understanding and monitor performance. He/she will also manage the VAS budget, and give weekly
feedback on current and future spends in comparison with the actual.
•Relationship Management: Build high-level relationships with internal customers and external distributors in
order to increase the market share
•Planning and strategy development: Revenue strategies, forecasts and reporting; marketing plans and
pricing strategies; product propositions and business cases; making executive presentations including
annual road map; evaluation of new product concepts that will impact positively on revenue growth and
customer retention.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•Degree in Business Management
•4-6 years hands on experience in a retail service or FMCG industry
•Computer literate.
PRODUCT MANAGER – VAS
•Customer Care Experience
PERSONAL SKILLS/QUALITIES
•Strong analytical and Problem solving skills.
•Excellent Negotiation and Presentation skills
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Both oral and written).
•Customer Oriented
•High personal standard.
•Strong interpersonal and people skills
•Innovative and creative
•Strong familiarity with business management
•Confident, self-assured, personable and presentable.
•Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented.
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
Assists management in devising direct marketing plans and strategies:
•Assists management in determining effective marketing techniques
•Determines ways to differentiate from competitors
•Work with management to identify up selling opportunities
•Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities
•Design, implement and promote VAS strategies
•Identify opportunities to increase penetration and usage of VAS services using planned trade events like
national promotions, trade fairs, road-shows, corporate product launches etc.
•Mentor less experienced colleagues to come up to speed
How to apply:
Send your application including a covering letter and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of
current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional
referees by 25th February 2010.
Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: http://www.adeptsys.biz
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Visit our website for more vacancies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VA-27-10 February 9, 2010

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

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

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

Basic Function:

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

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

Qualifications Required:

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

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

Selection Process:

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

Additional Selection Criteria:

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

To Apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basic Function:

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

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

Qualifications Required:

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

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

Selection Process:

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

Additional Selection Criteria:

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

To Apply:

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

DEFINITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NGO SAFETY PROGRAM (NSP)

Position Description

Title: Finance Assistant / Accountant – Somalia NGO Consortium/ NSP
Location: Nairobi with infrequent travel to Somalia and Somaliland
Start of Contract & Duration: Negotiable (1 year renewable)

Background

NGO Safety Programme formerly NGO SPAS was established in 2004 by NGOs operating in Somalia. NGO Safety programme seeks to make a contribution by improving the delivery of much needed humanitarian and development assistance in Somalia. NSP addresses the growing challenge of security in the NGO community through the provision of specialised, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own security focal point and tailored security support services through information gathering, analysis and reporting; coordination with relevant actors in the security arena; the upgrading of security preparedness through the provision of training and technical advice; and security assessment activities. NSP projects are located in Hargeisa, Garowe, Merka, Beletwyne, Afmadow and Baidoa.

NSP is currently hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide it with a legal and administrative framework, through which to fulfil its functions more efficiently, effectively and accountably

Purpose

The NGO Safety Program (NSP) aims to reduce the risks posed to programme personnel and assets of NGOs operating in Somalia through the provision of specialised, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognises the insecure operating environment which all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness. This position of high dependability will function as the Finance assistant/accountant. The Key responsibilities of this position will be to carry out all bank / cash transactions, booking payments, payment expenses, BFU follow up, cash book tracking, general administration as well as assistance in the preparation and follow up of program and support budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

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

General Responsibilities

• Any other reasonable duty as requested by line management.

Key Relationships

Internal Contacts

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

External Contacts

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

Reporting Arrangements

• Reports to the NSP Senior Administration and Finance Officer.

General

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Posting details:

• This position is Nairobi-based with infrequent travel to Somalia (an insecure and unpredictable environment) Somalia is a hazardous environment the selected candidate must adhere to all security precautions and contribute to the security of the team. He/she must be able to exercise a large degree of common sense and personal discipline.
• The position requires the holder to be able to undertake taskings at short notice and be contactable at all times
• The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised. The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions.
• This position requires a high degree of flexibility with respect to working hours.
• The work undertaken will have a direct effect on the safety and security of individuals operating in Somalia. The successful candidate must be duly aware of this and be prepared to meet this challenge.

Personal Specifications

Education/Training

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

Experience (minimum requirement)

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

Technical Skills

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

Preferable:

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

Core values and Critical Competencies

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NATIONAL POSITION

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

CONDITIONS

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

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

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

Job Title Procurement Officer
Job Location Nairobi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inventory and Supply Assistant, G-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 Feb 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26 Jan 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Office at Nairobi
DUTY STATION: Nairobi
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ADM-UNON-423080-R-NAIROBI
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal
candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up
the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are
expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is
offered.
More Info
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-
General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Human Settlements
Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by proving administrative, conference and information
services (www.unon.org). This post is located in the Property Management Unit (PMU), Support Services Service (SSS), Division of
Administrative Services (DAS), United Nations Office at Nairobi. Under the direct supervision of the Chief, PMU the incumbent’s
duties will be: 1. Assisting in the administration of disposals and ensuring effective and efficient processing of cases: a) Reviewing
supporting documents attached to the disposal cases to verify accuracy and completeness, ensuring that UNON Property
Management and Local Property Survey Board Guidelines are complied with; b) Screening, analyzing and consolidating write-off
requests for review by the Local Property Survey Board (LPSB). Analyzing documentation received from various sources concerning
loss or damage to property and records claims by category; c) Preparing summary of Administrative Write-offs (AW) for approval
by the Director, DAS; d) Preparing write-off cases requiring review by LPSB, providing advice on preferred action and
recommendation for consideration by the LPSB; e) Disseminating recommendations and approvals of LPSB to concerned parties for
action; f) Assisting in the preparation of semi-annual and annual financial reports on property write-offs; g) Liaising with Inventory
Focal Points (IFP), receive and dispose of written-off items as per the recommendation of LPSB; h) Responsible for organizing and
planning the physical disposal of Written Off Assets and Expendables related to UNEP, UNON and UN-HABITAT Nairobi Offices,
coordinating with IFPs, Procurement Section, Finance Section and LPSB; i) Assisting in procurement processes. 2. Other functions:
a) Providing input/response to audit queries; b) Assisting in the processing of insurance cases. 3. Undertaking other tasks as may
be assigned.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of the United Nations property control and inventory procedures. Shows pride in work and in
achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
required, allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, forsees risks and allows for contingencies when
planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve organizational goals, solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such
decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
shortcomings. Experience with data base management would be an advantage.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Secondary Education or equivalent. Relevant training from a technical college in inventory/supply management, insurance,
database management, or accounting, an advantage.
Work Experience
A minimum of six years of working experience, some of which in inventory/supply management. Experience the UN administrative
processes desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and oral
English is required. Working knowledge of other official UN languages an advantage.
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Other Skills
Computer literacy and familiarity with the software applications used in the UN (MS Word, Excel, MS Access, Lotus Notes)required.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity
and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3,
article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat
is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION,
INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN
ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the
deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are
considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely
fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail
acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My
UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if
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ASB—Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins– is a a global partnership of more than 80 research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers’ groups, and other local, national, and international organizations.
ASB aims to identify, assess, and develop policy, institutional and technological options that can raise income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Much of ASB research focuses on forest margin benchmark sites in Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ASB links researchers working across different sites and builds connections between knowledge and action at the global, regional, national and local scales. ASB focuses at the nexus of two important global problems: tropical deforestation and human poverty. ASB’s coordination office is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Position
The Programme Associate will be a member of the ASB’s Global Coordination Office. The Associate will support research, coordination and implementation of the ASB global programme, particularly its policy focus on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Associate will synthesize research findings, understanding of policy processes, facilitating the global partnership, sharing and managing information, raising public awareness, and fundraising. The Associate will support research on multifunctional agroforestry landscapes for environmental services, climate change and policy options and tools for agroforestry. The incumbent will be based at the World Agroforestry Centre, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB PROFILE

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

Introduction

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

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

Job Purpose

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

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

Key accountabilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working contacts

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

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

Person specification

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

Introduction

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

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

Job Purpose

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

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

Key accountabilities

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

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

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

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

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

Working contacts

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

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

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

Desirable

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

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION NOTICE

NO. 2010-OR-01

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

TO: Internal/External

TITLE: Senior Steward

SECTION: Official Residence (OR)

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

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

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

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

Language
Requirement: Fluent in written and spoken English or French

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

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

Personal Suitability:

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

Conditions of Employment:

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

HOURS OF WORK:

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

TO APPLY:

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

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

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

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION, NAIROBI

PROGRAMME TITLE: Official Residence

POSITION TITLE: Senior Steward/ Sr Servant

POSITION NUMBER: EXT……………

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

INCUMBENT’S NAME: …………………..

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

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

DUTIES:

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

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

2) cleaning, polishing silverware, brass, etc;

3) answering the telephone and the door;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3) admitting guests and seeing they are adequately introduced;

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

5) providing bartending services.

C. Performs other duties by;

1) moving furniture for large functions;

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

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

4) changing lights within and outside the Official Residence;

5) changing water filters;

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

SCOPE OF WORK FOR WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

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

Project scope:

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

Objectives

Specific objectives include:

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

Two information discussion forums will be conducted:

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

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

1. Task Description:

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

2. Specific Duties:

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

Consultancy days proposed for the workshops are as follows:

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

3. Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

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

4. Payment Terms (if different from monthly invoicing)

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

5. Competencies

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

Closing Date: 28 February 2010

SCOPE OF WORK FOR WORKSHOP PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total of 12 days.

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

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

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

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

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

No canvassing of any nature will be entertained.

Closing Date: 28 February 2010

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

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

The Responsibilities:

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

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

Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF and ICRISAT offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for Research Assistant-ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

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

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

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

The Position:

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

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

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

Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF and ICRISAT offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for Country Administrator – ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

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

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

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

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

The Responsibilities:

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

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

Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF and ICRISAT offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for Research Assistant-ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

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

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

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

The Position:

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

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

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

Terms of Offer
The position is on local support staff terms open only to Kenyan Citizens. Salary and perquisites paid in local currency are highly competitive. Appointment is on a three (3) year contract subject to a six (6) months probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position and adequate funding. ICRAF and ICRISAT offer a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believe that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel +254 20 7224000; Fax +254 20 7224001; OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for Country Administrator – ICRISAT” on their application letters OR email submissions. Applications will be considered until 22nd February 2010.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your kind assistance and best regards

jane.zziwa@unon.org

Thursday jobs

EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Kenya Institute of Management – a leading not-for-profit membership-based management and business development organization seeks to fill the following positions.

1. MANAGER, CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Reporting to the Chief Manager Centre for Management Development, the Manager, Management Training and Consultancy Services will be overall responsible for the design, marketing and implementation of quality and customer driven short term management and leadership professional Development courses. The job will also be responsible for overseeing implementation of consultancy assignments including development of training manuals, job evaluation, strategic planning, baseline surveys among others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Based in Nairobi he/she will undertake marketing and business development activities for consultancy and training programmes including preparing proposals and bids for both local and international jobs Oversee the training cycle for open and in-house programmes covering needs assessment process, design, marketing, implementation and evaluation of inhouse and open programmes
• Lead implementation efforts for client consultancy assignments
• Design and market local and regional conferences
• Design and develop training curriculum, manuals, materials and the annual programme prospectus
• Plan and co-ordinate seminars, workshops, conferences
• Evaluate and monitor the impact of training programmes on organizations
• Develop, monitor and control the training budget
• Give timely reports of all training activities in the department

REQUIREMENTS
• We are looking for an out-going, self-driven, and results-oriented professional capable of working long and sometimes odd hours with minimum supervision with the following minimum qualifications:.
• Over five years practical experience in professional management training or consultancy services
• Masters of Business Administration degree or related field
• Experience in designing and improving business processes
• Demonstrated track record of team leadership, client relationship management, and business development
• Postgraduate qualification in programme design and implementation is an added advantage
• Marketing and business development skills and competencies including experience in preparation of proposals, bids and report writing
• Good presentation, communication and organizational skills; Be an excellent team

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements for the said positions should submit their applications, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, telephone and email contacts with three professional referees.
Chief Manager, Human Resource Department
The Kenya Institute of Management
PO Box 43706 – 00100
NAIROBI

OR
Drop your application at:
KIM Head Office, 2nd Floor, Luther Plaza, Nyerere Road/ University Way Junstioc

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Opening date: 15th February 2010 Vacancy No.K27/02/2010
Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the Program has a vacancy in the GAP branch.

Position: GAP Administrative Officer II (MR 9) Job Group M
Location: KISUMU
Reporting to: GAP ADMINISTRATOR, Kisumu

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.
• Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in administration, Accounting, project management, business or closely related field, with financial responsibilities.

DESIRED QUALITIES:
• Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of ERP, Sage and QuickBooks
• Proficiency in computer usage especially Microsoft packages
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with counterparts, including GOK, NGOs, community-based organizations and other donor supported projects.
Job Summary: The Administrative Officer will be responsible for coordinating administrative activities for GAP branch programs, including accounting, procurement, and personnel issues, with frequent travel to the program areas. S/He will be administrative liaison person between Gap section Nairobi and Kisumu.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Budget preparation ,analysis and tracking, proper management of imprest funds and facilitate request and receipt surrenders
• Requisitions and follows up on supplies, stationery, printing, maintenance and other services from relevant offices, e.g. Procurement office.
• Provides support and assistance to staff on HR issues and maintaining and updating confidential database containing employee job descriptions, CVs, certificates, contract dates, grading, appraisals and leave details according to the CDC/KEMRI policies.
• Liaise with project managers, administrative sections at the field station and Nairobi Office.
• Preparation of travel requests and travel orders for local and international travel and following up travel advances and reimbursement vouchers with Nairobi and Kisumu Accounts offices.
• Coordinates logistical arrangements for program activities that is, arrange for venues, training materials and any equipment required for workshops, meetings, seminars and other training programs.
• Coordinate program and administrative activities in order to ensure achievement of objectives in time and within an agreed budget, this includes periodic field visits.
• Supervise support services functions of Gap Branch programs including transport, supplies and logistics, general and personnel administration.
• Supervision of admin assistants and other project staff
• Schedules, coordinates, attends, takes minutes and follows up on Gap section meetings
• Undertake other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time in line with the CDC/KEMRI regulations.

Terms of Employment:

: A Six (6) 1 year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN: 1st March 2010
To: The Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, KISUMU

Applications MUST include the following:
• Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
• Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
• Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
• Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
• Contact telephone number

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through their project Managers and attach it before forwarding their application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration

Opening date: 15th February 2010 Vacancy No. K28/02/2010

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. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the GAP BRANCH in NAIROBI.

Position: Administrative Assistant (1 position)MR 7 Job Group K

Reports to: Gap Admin Officer, Nairobi

Location: NAIROBI

Education: Must have at least mean grade of C plain in KCSE, Diploma in Secretarial Studies and/or Diploma in Business Administration. Must also posses Certificate in Computer Operations.
Experience: Must have one year experience in a similar position.
Language: Proficiency in English both written and oral.

Skills and Abilities:

• Must be able to write reports , keep records, and learn quickly to handle situations effectively
• Must maintain strict confidentiality
• Must be diligent, patient and able to work under pressure
• Excellent computer skills and office assistant skills.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must be familiar with the principles of budgeting
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides support and assistance to staff on HR issues and maintaining and updating confidential database containing employee job descriptions, CVs, certificates, contract dates, grading, appraisals and leave details according to the CDC/KEMRI policies.
• Requisitions and follow up of cash imprest, supplies and travel request.
• Liaise with Gap administrative sections at the Kisumu office.
• Coordinates logistical arrangements for program activities such as workshops, seminars and other Gap Section training programs. Also assists in the preparation of training materials and booking resources and equipment.
• Manage and track program budgets.
• Schedules, coordinates, attends, takes minutes and follows up on Gap section meetings.
• Undertake other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time in line with the CDC/KEMRI regulations.
Terms of Employment:
One year Contract, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service with three months probation period.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.
Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• Current CV, with contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
• Letters of reference from at least 3 referees (including current or most recent employer/supervisor)
• Copies of Certificates or transcripts

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1st March 2010
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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Company is seeking to fill the following position of Financial Advisor with individuals who are proactive and self-driven and who can apply their knowledge, diligence, and experience to contribute to the achievement of our mission to delight our customers with outstanding financial services.
The main role of the position of a Financial Advisor is to sell insurance products and investment funds to prospective and existing clients and service the accounts thus created. Specifically, the Financial Advisor is expected to do, inter alia, the following on a highly rewarding commission-paying remuneration structure:

1. Sell insurance and investment schemes to prospective and existing individual and corporate clients;
2. Relationship management for existing clients;
3. Meet and exceed exciting and aggressive work targets;
4. Work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment within an entrepreneurial culture that offers minimum supervision.

Successful candidates will need to possess the following skills and experience:

• An appropriate qualification/training in sales and marketing;
• Work experience in the financial services sector e.g. bank, insurance companies, fund manager, stock brokers etc would be an advantage;
• Proven experience and success in selling financial services products: experience of selling unit trust investment or insurance products would also be an added advantage;
• Computer literate (evidence will be an added advantage)
• A good working knowledge of financial markets and financial products;
• A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed;
• Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills;
• Results oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets;
• Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills;
• Outdoorsy

If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position giving full names and contacts of 3 referees to bmuthama@british-american.co.ke

Hard copies will not be accepted.
Applications should be received not later than 19th February 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI

Agricultural Economist (Value Chains and Development)

Vacancy Number:
AE/MK03/02/10
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Monday, 01 March 2010
Department:
Location:
Marketing opportunities
Nairobi, Kenya
Duration:
3 years
Job Description:

The globally-networked International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries. ILRI positions its work at the dynamic interface of poverty alleviation and sustainable livestock livelihoods. Our staff works in partnerships and alliances with diverse organisations in developed and developing countries, including some of the finest universities and research institutes in the world. ILRI’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Staff members are also based in 7 partner institutions in other parts of Africa, in Asia and in Latin America. We employ more than 700 staff from about 40 countries and are one of 15 centres around the world sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ILRI seeks to recruit a professional for its Livestock Market Opportunities Theme. The Agricultural Economist (Value Chains and Development) will contribute to on-going and new research in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on the development and use of Value Chain Analysis in the context of smallholder livestock production, and small scale and informal sector processing, trading and retailing. He/she will engage in the preparation of research papers and reports, briefs, and other strategic communication products. He/she will contribute to the formation of strategic research and development partnerships and be involved in resource mobilization for research for development.

Preferred Skills:

Applicants should possess:
A passion for the generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or other Social Science with application to agriculture or rural development, with a minimum of 5 years of experience post-PhD;
A proven research record extending to study design, use of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods (including econometric and mathematical modeling),
Familiarity with institutional analysis of public and private sector actors, alternative exchange and vertical co-ordination mechanisms, Value Chain performance, and policy;
Experience with analysis of smallholder household production and/or marketing and trading (experience in modeling of risk is an advantage);
Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, products and/or marketing systems in developing countries;
Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage); and a strong publications record, including peer-reviewed journals;;
Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries.

The position requires supervision of post-graduate and post-doctoral staff, and participation in resource mobilization, and in project cycle management.

Post location: Preference will be given to locating this position at Nairobi, Kenya. However, depending on the interests and qualifications of the selected candidate, consideration can be given to posting in another location in Southern or West Africa, or in South Asia, where appropriate institutional support in available.

Terms of appointment: The above is an internationally-recruited fixed term appointment for three years. ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration package paid in US dollars including pension, allowances for education, housing and security, and full medical coverage.

Applications:Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and indicating earliest availability, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to email: recruit-ilri@cgiar.org. Agricultural Economist Ref: AE/MK03/02/10 should be clearly indicated on the subject line of the email application – Screening of applications will commence on 1 March 2010.

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at http://www.ilri.org

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.
Qualified professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

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20 Security Guards to work in Qatar
An international recruiting company urgently seeks local (from Kenya) Security Guards for a Contract period of two years.
Requirement and qualifications
1. Applicants must be over 5’7 tall, physically fit
2. Fluent in spoken English.
3. At least Completed Secondary School Education in Kenya or in an Anglo speaking country.
4. Relevant training and or previous work experience would a bonus.
5. Knowledge of Arabic language is an advantage.
6. They should be physically fit and willing to submit to an HIV/AIDS test (compulsory).
7. Willing to work 6 days a week.
8. Certificate of good conduct from the CID Headquarters must be tendered.
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Procurement/Logistics Officer, Jan 2010 NGO SAFETY PROGRAM (NSP)
Program
Safety
NGO
Position Description
Title: Procurement/Logistics Officer – NSP
Location: Nairobi with travel to Somalia and Somaliland
Start of Contract & Duration: 1st March 2010, 1 year renewable
Background
NGO Safety Programme formerly NGO SPAS was established in 2004 by NGOs operating in Somalia. NGO Safety Programme seeks to make a contribution by improving the delivery of much needed humanitarian and development assistance in Somalia. NSP addresses the growing challenge of security in the NGO community through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment that all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own security focal point and tailored security support services through information gathering, analysis and reporting; coordination with relevant actors in the security arena; the upgrading of security preparedness through the provision of training and technical advice; and security assessment activities.
NSP is currently hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide it with a legal and administrative framework, through which to fulfil its functions more efficiently, effectively and accountable.
Purpose
The NGO Safety Program (NSP) aims to reduce the risks posed to programme personnel and assets of NGOs operating in Somalia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment which all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness. This position of high dependability will function as the Procurement/Logistics Officer for NSP serving the greater aid community throughout Somalia.
The Primary functions of this position will be:-
Plan, implement and/or supervise key services in the general administration, the procurement process including areas of asset management, property maintenance, general supply chain and functioning.
Plan, implement and/or supervise/or coordinate logistics, procurement (goods & services) whilst conforming to both donor, DRC & NSP regulations and guidelines.
Plan and Implement the internal and external statutory law that affect the procurement and logistic.
Advice the Senior Administration and Finance Officer and/or Program Manager/ on all issues related to procurement and logistics, and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities.
Provide inputs to budgets and project proposals for procurement and logistics activities
The ability to interact with all parties while maintaining and emphasizing a position of principled political neutrality and operational independence is paramount.
Any other reasonable duty as requested by line management
Develop a system of tracking procurement and logistics requests and generate status reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. General Information

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

II. Objectives of the assignment

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

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

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

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

III. Scope of work

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

In particular, the International Consultant will:

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

IV. Work Plan/Activities

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

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

V. Monitoring and Progress controls

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

VI. Final products/deliverables

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

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

VIII: Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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

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

II. General Information

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

II. Objectives of the assignment

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

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

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

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

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

III. Scope of work

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

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

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

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

IV. Work Plan/Activities

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

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

VI. Final products/deliverables

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

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

VIII: Qualifications

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

IX: Other information

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

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

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

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

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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

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

III. General Information

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

II. Objectives of the assignment

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

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

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

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

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

III. Scope of work

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

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

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

IV. Work Plan/Activities

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

V. Monitoring and Progress controls

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

VI. Final products/deliverables

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

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

VIII: Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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

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

Job Opportunity

Position Title: Chad Country Director

Reports to: Director of Disaster Response

Supervises: All in-country staff

Location: Goz Beida, Chad

Contract Length: 1-2 Years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Perform any other duties as required.
Functional Competencies:

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

Corporate Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working with people

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

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

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

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

Computer Skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: VSF- SUISSE SOUTH SUDAN PROGRAM

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

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

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

POSITION: FIELD VETERINARIAN- 1 POST

Key Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Perform any other duties as required.
Functional Competencies:

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

Corporate Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working with people

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

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

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

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

Computer Skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: VSF- SUISSE SOUTH SUDAN PROGRAM

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

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

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

POSITION: FIELD VETERINARIAN- 1 POST

Key Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

To apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Colleagues,

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

Poverty includes communication poverty. Stronger voices of people living in poverty lead to better understanding and action aimed at tackling injustice and inequality. With open access to information and knowledge, poor communities can work towards a better future. Images should focus on communication helping to overcome poverty; tearing down communication barriers; having a voice and being heard.

Winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes. There will be one first prize and five commendations. The first prize is US$500, and each commendation will be awarded US$200.

Amateurs and professionals are welcome to submit entries. A selection of entries will be used in WACC publications and websites. Each entrant may submit an unlimited number of photographs, but no entrant may win more than one prize in the contest.

For more details, visit the WACC website at: http://www.waccglobal.org/component/content/article/2176:wacc-annual-photographic-competition-launched.html

Or Contact Terry at MT@waccglobal.org

Also subscribe to our free monthly newsletter here: http://waccadmin.info/phplist/?p=subscribe

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

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

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

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

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

2. DRIVER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Internal Responsibilities

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

• Drafting internal reports and/or communications as needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Provides oversight to the LDP Administrative Assistant.

16. Perform other duties, as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Business Analyst

The IT Innovation Department within the Information Technology Division
of Safaricom Limited is responsible for planning, designing, developing
and deploying innovative business systems to deliver an integrated,
agile and flexible platform enabling current and future business
functional demands. To build on the existing team of professionals, the
unit is now looking to recruit

BUSINESS ANALYST
REF: IT-BA-FEB2010

Reporting to the Manager, Analysis and Architecture, the holder of the
position will be the liaison between business system users and the
information technology team in as far as creating automated business
solutions is concerned. The job holder will be responsible for
gathering, detailing and documenting business requirements in a format
that is useful to business end users and technical developers.

Key Responsibilitie

* Carry out full business requirements discovery that includes
interviewing relevant stakeholders and end-users;
* Collect, classify, analyze and document business requirements as
per set standards;
* Create high-level solution designs to meet business requirements
by exploiting the functionality available in IT systems already in
Safaricom, or by filling missing gaps with appropriate new systems, in
accordance with enterprise architecture;
* Collaboratively develop test-driven business requirements and
functional specifications with business, technical, and testing team
members;
* Participate in technical/functional evaluation of bids for new
systems Generate process documentation that clarifies and validates how
the organization utilizes business systems to meet business
requirements;
* Promote proper release planning, guaranteeing adherence to
business needs and priorities and as a consequence, contribute to the
reduction of development costs in future;
* Verify that requirements are testable and generate testing
objectives;

Minimum Requirements

* Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related;

* 3 years experience as a systems developer/business analyst in a
busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include
experience in systems analysis;
* Expertise in enterprise architecture;
* Logical and physical data modeling, relational databases;
* Experience in writing formal Use Cases and other UML tools

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary
qualification and experience please send your resume and application
letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable
candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address
below. The deadline for application is 5th February 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
Via E-mail to
hr@safaricom.co.ke

Available jobs

Once in a while i get job opening notices that i will be posting here every thursday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: 5th February 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Tetra Pak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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

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

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

Qualification

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

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

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

Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

Tetra Pak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (bilingual French & English)

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits plus an expatriate allowance if eligible

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

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

Key Responsibilities

Program quality, monitoring and evaluation

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

We regret that only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

____________________________________________________________________________________________
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
(29/01/2010)

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

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: recruitment@unon.org
Please quote;

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

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

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

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