Kenya: Regional Advocacy Coordinator – Horn & East Africa

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Oct 2018

Regional Advocacy Coordinator – Horn & East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

We are looking for a highly skilled, creative Regional Advocacy Coordinator who will develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate Action Against Hunger Regional Advocacy Strategy for East Africa as part of the Action Against Hunger International Advocacy Strategy and with the support of the wider Action Against Hunger International advocacy team.

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,900 staff in 50 countries, our programs reached 14.7 million people in 2017.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has led on a number of large-scale emergency operations in the Horn & Eastern Africa since the 1980s, and continues to play a leading role in building the resilience of local communities to multiple shocks through innovative programmes, especially in fragile contexts.

The Horn & Eastern Africa Regional Office supports Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region by providing coherent, efficient and adapted support to the country offices. It also ensures better engagement with regional stakeholders to allow for enhanced exchange of knowledge and expertise with regional and country partners. Our Regional Office allows us to gain a better understanding and be more responsive to the political, social and economic complexities of the operating environment. It also ensures that decision-making is made closer to the frontlines. The regional team, based in Nairobi, Kenya, under the leadership of the Regional Director, is composed of technical and operational specialists essential for running humanitarian, resilience and development programmes. The team leads on adopting new ways of working and leverages opportunities at the regional level to enhance capacity for delivery at the community level in the countries where we operate.

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by …

developing, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Action Against Hunger Regional Advocacy Strategy for East Africa as part of the Action Against Hunger International Advocacy Strategy and with the support of the wider Action Against Hunger International advocacy team.

Key activities in your role will include:

Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate Action Against Hunger regional advocacy strategy for East Africa as part of Action Against hunger International Advocacy Strategy and with the support of the wider Action Against Hunger (AAH) International Advocacy team.

· Develop and Coordinate Action Against Hunger advocacy in East Africa as part of the Action Against Hunger network – identify key actions, define priorities, develop and regularly update the Action Against Hunger East Africa Regional Advocacy Plan of Action with the support of Action Against Hunger International, ensuring consistency between this Plan of Action and key documents pertaining to Action Against Hunger strategy (international frameworks, East Africa strategy, International Advocacy Strategy, East Africa regional advocacy strategy, ad hoc influencing/reactive advocacy). Working in close collaboration with Action Against Hunger HQs to ensure complementarity and coherence of messages across national, regional and international levels, aligning messages to the different targets and ensuring a joint Action Against Hunger position for the region, including through ensuring that International level messaging is included at national levels.

· Implement regional advocacy activities: carry out context, stakeholders and policy analysis in collaboration with the Regional Analysis Network, draft appropriate papers (lobby/ talking points, policy/ briefing/ discussion papers, lessons learned, etc.) ensuring that advocacy messages are based on field evidence and manage research reports written by consultants.

· Develop and share regular talking lines/messages about the relevant regional issues. Ensure that advocacy messages are based on field evidence and spread to key stakeholders in the region and at international level, (HQs relay). The EA advocacy coordinator will ensure that Policy and Advocacy objectives & activities related to East Africa region are aligned with operations and help support, promote or scale them up, as well as help voice key concerns about the rights, needs and aspirations of communities.

· Provide necessary information and messages to Communications’ department from across the network when necessary and authorized by the respective country directors.

· Play an active role in the development of Action Against Hunger International advocacy by participating in network advocacy planning, M&E and learning processes as well as reporting regional progress in regional advocacy in line with international processes and liaison with relevant HQ focal points.

Technical Assistance and Capacity building – support and enhance policy and advocacy capacity in Action Against hunger missions in East Africa.

· Provide technical assistance and training to Action Against Hunger missions in order to enhance national advocacy capacity, ensuring complementarity between international, regional and national advocacy and coherence of messages across Action Against Hunger International. In particular, support the development of national advocacy strategies and action plans, assist in recruitment and matrix management of advocacy positions, organise and implement advocacy trainings and develop and roll out advocacy tools, in coordination with relevant existing advocacy support.

· Identify and support missions in their partnerships with civil society organisations and platforms at national and regional level.

Networking and representation – develop and enhance Action Against Hunger position at regional level.

· Represent Action Against Hunger in regional fora in coordination with Country Directors, HQ advocacy staff, technical & program staff based in East Africa (Disaster Risk Reduction & EWS Adviser, Nutrition & health adviser , FSL adviser): UN Agencies at regional and national level, IASC, HCTs, Nutrition Working Group, Food Security and Nutrition Working Group), Africa Union, SUN and REACH Initiatives and other similar institutions.

· Develop strategic partnerships and alliances with other humanitarian and development actors in the region: national and INGOs, research institutions, universities, training centres, and others that can add value in country interventions or for regional advocacy.

· Elaborate strategies to approach donors and promote advocacy actions. In coordination with Country Directors and Heads of Program, identify donor priorities and expectations concerning advocacy to be used for fundraising strategies.

Grant management – lead and ensure effective & efficient multi-country advocacy grant management.

· Manage regional advocacy grants, ensure activities are carried out and reported on in line with donor requirements.

· Lead the development of successful advocacy funding proposals, preparing narratives, log frames, and budgets in line with donor requirements, either as stand-alone proposals or integrated in larger regional grants.


· Masters’ degree in development studies, international relations/ affairs, social sciences, politics, or similar field.

· At least 5 years’ experience advocacy. Experience in other fields than advocacy will be examined in the face of exposure to high-level stakeholders (governments, UN agencies, NGOs – at national level).

· Strong and demonstrated expertise in humanitarian Advocacy and/or representation and influence of aid policies at a high level (e.g. country director/tech coordinator profile with a track record of representation to donor and government for fundraising as well as in the field of policy-making).

· Ability to grasp a wide range of complex issues and synthetize them strategically.

· Sensitivity or specific qualifications in politics, international relations/ affairs, humanitarian or development aid/ project management.

· Good knowledge of the humanitarian system, Food and Nutrition sectors and policies in emergency and post-emergency contexts.

· Strategic and critical thinking.

· Excellent knowledge of advocacy cycle and advocacy tools.

· Excellent writing skills and oral communication skills in English.

· Experience in using grant management, using M&E information for advocacy, campaign and dialogues with partners and governments.

· Demonstrated working experience (2 years) in research and policy analysis, data collection, analysis and interpretation (both qualitative and quantitative data), writing and production of reports, policy briefs and publications.

· Previous experience working at a distance with partners or other team members (HQ or regional job, in-country coordination with several field locations & seldom field visits).

· Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.

· You are fluent in written & spoken English.

· You have the ability to explain complex concepts in straightforward language.

· You are committed to gender equity and equality.

· You have a genuine interest in & commitment to the principles of Action Against Hunger.

· Your work style builds confidence with others, and you believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference.

· You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances

· You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Our Core values.

*In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core competencies*

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

What we offer.

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

· Health Insurance

· Paid annual leave (vacation)

· Training opportunities

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger-USA Website

How to apply:

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by following the link to submit their application:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 3rd of October 2018 5 PM EAT

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website

Kenya: Executive Administrative Assistant -Short Term (5 Months) KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Oct 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

Executive Administrative Assistant:

JOB DIMENSIONS: This post includes key administrative and secretarial responsibilities in two departments in the Programme, HSRE and CLG. This includes operational management responsibilities for routine running of these departments, with a particular focus on managing data and records directly and through supervising the activities of data entry clerks (two).


  • Put in place and maintain effective administrative systems such as records and database management and filing systems and ensure that these are safe, accessible, and regularly maintained.
  • Direct line management for Data Entry Clerks (two) to ensure accurate and efficient data entry, transcription and translation processes for quantitative and qualitative data and other records generated within the departments, including liaison with external agencies where these are used to support data transcription. Maintain a logical archive of data generated for each department.
  • Provide secretarial support to the PIs, Head of Community Engagement and other senior staff in the office as required.
  • Manage procurement and supplies and maintain an inventory of equipment: Ordering, procurement and documentation of equipment and supplies within HSRE & CLG Kilifi, and maintaining an overall record of status and allocation of common items of equipment used, including computers, cameras and digital voice recorders.
  • Assist with organising inter and intra departmental meetings, take minutes, distribute and collate meeting agendas and follow up with relevant staff on agreed action points.
  • Assist with organising seminars, workshops and training events including booking venues, sending our invites etc. and liaise with other relevant Programme staff and teams as necessary.
  • Receive and attend to visitors, respond to general enquiries and guide visitors to the correct offices / staff as required.
  • Receive and direct calls, take clear messages and handle telephone enquirie.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration. Office Management or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in providing support to top executives and senior management teams
  • Considerable knowledge of office procedures and secretarial practices including organization, planning, records management and general administrative skills
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications


  • Excellent planning, co-ordinating and organisation skills
  • Proactive with a well-developed capacity for follow through
  • Attentive to detail with initiative and flexibility
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity **

How to apply:

To apply for this post please click on the link below:

Kenya: Personnel Development Manager

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Tasks & Responsibilities:

· Workforce planning ensuring adequate and efficient staffing in all departments.

  • Support the implementation of the mission’s recruitment policies, procedures and tools
  • Support the implementation of the mission’s induction policies, procedures and tools.

· Maintain candidates’ databank/ pool for potential selection.

· Elaborate a HR Development strategy and related budget plan.

· Support the implementation of an appropriate Performance management system.

  • Learning and development initiatives:

Ø Suggest career paths and support plans for specific persons to HR coordinators, coordinators and line managers.

Ø Contribute to the design of the mission training policy and ensure proper implementation, procedures and tools in the mission.

Ø Support the coordinators and activity managers in identifying the performance gaps and assessment of training needs within the teams they supervise.

Ø Identify the training options at local / regional / international / intersectional levels.

Ø Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, success and periodically report on them.

Qualifications & Requirements:


A Degree and specialization in Human Resource Management/ Development is required


· Prior work experience (two years) in the field of human resource management is required; prior experience in personnel development, recruitment and/or training management is highly desirable

· Desirable previous experience in MSF or other NGO in developing countries.


· Knowledge of Local training Market

· Highly organized with strong attention to detail.

· Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

· Fluent in English and Swahili, written and spoken

· Proficient in Windows and MS Office Suite.

· Familiarity with employee database HOMERE is an advantage.

How to apply:

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae via the email address provided below. Mention on the subject email line “Personnel Development Manager”.


Application deadline: 28th September 2018

MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

We will not reply to questions about the position. All necessary information can be found in this vacancy announcement.

Kenya: Project Liaison Officer

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

AAH Kenya (AAH-K) is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led nongovernmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Livelihoods

Reports to: Area Manager

Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

Job Summary

To oversee all Safe from the start project (Ufundi Bunifu project) related activities from planning to implementation and monitoring that will ensure delivery of finished products by artisans supported by Local Service Enterprise (BOWA HOPE) and increased economic opportunities for survivors of SGBV in Kakuma/Kalobeyei. S/He will be responsible to ensure that the approaches used during implementation are accurate and effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the project.


a) The project liaison officer will be working closely with AAHI (Kenya Programme) and BAWA HOPE (BH) to ensure project deliverables are achieved.

b) He/she will support fully in the implementation of Ufundi Bunifu project activities including the LSE (BAWA HOPE).

c) He/she will facilitate the visits for BH in Kakuma. Mobilize the groups and coordinate the trainings. (date, time, transport, refreshments).

d) He/she will manage the stock of raw materials at the business centre production site.

e) He/she will manage the payments of the labour for the refugee artisans engaged in the production of products.

f) He/she will organise in liaison with the administrative officer for BH staff (accommodations, transport).

g) He/she will manage the transport of the raw materials from Nairobi to Kakuma.

h) He/she will join the monitoring visits with UNHCR staff and BH

Download the complete job advert.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 28th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-Kenya is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Kenya: Alternative Family Care Advisor (Ref.2018/052)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Department: Kenya Programs

Band: 9

Reports To: Project Director – Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC)

Country/Location: Kenya/Nairobi

About Catholic Relief Services:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.


CRS, with partners Lumos and Maestral International, will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and other care reform actors to implement interventions to support care reform in Kenya. Kenya has been selected as one of three countries, together with the Republic of Moldova and Guatemala, to implement the initial phase of Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative for five years. CTWWC is an initiative that aims to leverage existing strengths and efforts of key stakeholders as well as address identified gaps in an effort to move Kenya away from over reliance on residential care facilities and towards stronger family-based care.

Job summary:

Reporting to the Project Director, Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC)and working closely with the Department of Children Services, you will be responsible for ensuring the recommendations of guidelines for alternative family care are implemented. You will provide technical leadership and assistance to care reform programming with emphasis on the Guidelines for Alternative Family-based Care in Kenya. As a member of Senior leadership technical team, you will ensure technical excellence through contributions made to implementation, delivery of interventions, monitoring and evaluation. You will support the development and preparation of CTWWC alternative family care strategy and be responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on progress of CTWWC support to Kenya’s care reform broadly, and the alternative care agenda (which includes kinship care, foster care, and independent living) more specifically.

Job responsibilities:

· Provide technical leadership to CTWWC and other key partners on implementation of key contents of the Kenyan Guidelines for the Alternative, Family-based Care of Children, including developing standard operating procedures, training curricula and other relevant content to support roll out of different forms of alternative family-based care.

· Support the preparation and acceleration of CTWWC assistance to Kenya’s care reform effort with specific focus on helping to design, strengthen and/or expand alternative family-based options for children.

· Build and sustain effective and coordinated working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in care reform.

· Work with key partners such as the Kenyan Society of Care leavers to strengthen linkages between alternative care and care leavers including SOPs, training curricula and program interventions.

· Participate in strategic program discussions with partners and stakeholders on the planning of Kenya’s care reform interventions. Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and local implementing partners to discuss strategies and approaches to determine national and targeted county-level priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results in alternative care

· Actively monitor initiatives under the CTTWC initiative, specifically activities related to alternative family-based care, through field visits, and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues.

Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, key stakeholders and LIPs on interpretation, application and understanding of care reform policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on alternative care, and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.

Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Serves with integrity

• Models stewardship

• Cultivates constructive relationships

• Promotes learning

MEAL Competencies:

  • Track portfolio and project MEAL requirements – both CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and donor requirements.
  • Work with MEAL staff and partner staff to implement the MPP and donor MEAL requirements applicable to your projects.
  • Complete the annual MEAL procedure self-assessment for your project and develop action plan to advance MEAL practice.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, International Development or a related field.

· Seven years of experience in programs focused on child protection, family strengthening, case management and reintegration; experience with social welfare systems strengthening, orphan and vulnerable children programming and/or social welfare workforce capacity development strongly preferred.

· Demonstrated knowledge and technical capacity in child protection and care reform programming, including an understanding of the issues facing separated children and families in vulnerable contexts.

· Experience with capacity building, particularly of local implementing partners, as well as working in partnership or consortia.

· Knowledge of national government bodies engaged in child care and protection and policies related to child protection and alternative care.

· Demonstrated ability to maintain positive relationships and work in a participatory and empowering manner with diverse actors at all levels including government officials, local implementing partners and community members

· Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire teamwork among diverse partners.

Personal Skills

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong writing skills in professional English, level of proficiency should allow the candidate to serve as primary author of high-quality written reports to donors with minimal revision.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Required Travel:

The Alternative Family Care Advisor will be expected to travel within the CTWWC project areas of operation.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: CTWWC Director, CTWWC team, Health, Education and Social Services Unit, Management Quality unit, CRS Kenya MEAL Unit,

External: GOK, IPs, faith-based actors, other stakeholders, and the community.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, September 28, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program


Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Communication Expert for Finalization of the New Website of AU-IBAR

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Oct 2018


The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU Commission. The Institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of livestock as a resource for human well-being in the member states of the African Union and contribute to economic development, particularly in rural areas.

The AU-IBAR website was put online in 2013 and after five years, there is a need to revisit and update the web site content because of the evolution in the current technological trends. AU-IBAR therefore seeks the services of one consultant experienced in content writing focusing on the web content creation.

Scope of Work and Main Responsibilities

The consultant will:

  • Identify different types of contents and propose their structure e.g. News, Press Releases, Communique, etc.
  • Review the structure of the website content and possibly propose a new structure according to new type of content that will be added as content structure/ menu.
  • Review the current content of the website and propose content categorization for the purpose of transferring content from the old website to the new website.
  • Suggest a blueprint/ model for the type of the website that should be updated. It must be done in line with the organization vision.
  • Take into consideration social media in the proposal



  • Master’s degree in Communication, Media relations, Journalism, or related studies.

General professional experience

  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in generating web content and website editing.

Language requirement

  • Proficiency in both English and French.


  • Strong writing, Website editorial and proofreading skills, including experience of writing copy for web.
  • The ability to create credible and accurate copy and repurpose that content for different audiences and/or channels.
  • Proven work experience as a Content Writer, Copywriter or similar role.
  • A natural flair with words, a good vocabulary and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills – able to communicate at all level.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage workload independently.
  • A team player, committed and willing to get involved in all aspects of the organization.


The consultancy duration is for 10 days at the rate of USD 300 per day, to be carried out over a period of approximately two months.


The successful consultant will work under the supervision of the Webmaster.

Submission & Approval of Progress Reports

Three copies of the progress reports must be submitted to AU-IBAR. The progress reports must be written in English/French. Webmaster is responsible for approving the progress reports.

How to apply:

The AU-IBAR invites sealed proposals from eligible individual consultants and/or Consultancy Firms to provide proposals taking into consideration the maximum available budget for this consultancy work. The deadline for submission of proposals is 8th October 2018 at 15:00 Hrs Local time.

The address for submission of the proposals is:

African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill, Westland Road
P.O. Box 30786 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya: Nutrition Surveillance Manager – Nairobi

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

Organisational background:

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and Responsibilities:

AAH Somalia is looking for suitable candidate to fill Nutrition Surveillance Manager, based in Nairobi. Reports hierarchically & technically to the Health & Nutrition (Nut) Head of Department while working closely with the M&E Manager and other sector managers to include FSL and WASH. The Nutrition Surveillance Manager’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

General Objectives:

The Nutrition Surveillance Program Manager (PM) is in charge of planning, designing, conducting, analysing and reporting on surveillance, SMART survey, nutrition assessment, and coverage survey activities. The technical coordination and AAH HQ must validate all survey or study reports if an external dissemination is planned before external dissemination.

Specific Objectives:

Objective 1: To provide technical support to the departments in order to perform assessments and surveys when needed/asked by the technical departments:

  • Identification and design of surveys activities according to needs and capacities that might include rapid nutrition assessment, nutrition survey (SMART survey), coverage survey (SQUEAC methodology), etc.
  • Encouraging and facilitating an integrated approach to surveillance.
  • Collection of background and general information and contextual information relevant to the survey. The PM is in charge of the scientific quality of the research. S/he will organize for the field officers access to books, reports, key informants interviews, local authorities, etc., according to the needs of the research.
  • Responsible for the survey design (according to survey methodology): initial planning, selection of tools and methods, sampling, writing guidelines and set up time frame, working days needed, budget and logistics planning and any special tools and equipment needed.
  • Lead the team in data collection (following designed methodology), data entry, analysis and processing of information (Sphinx, ENA for SMART, SPSS, Epi Info, and Excel).
  • Produce survey analysis and reports and guaranty the scientific quality of the final survey report, recommendations and the integrated collaboration with other Action Against Hunger technical departments for contextual information.
  • To write quality technical reports for external release – i.e. Nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, and coverage survey, Action against Hunger training sessions and/or workshops.
  • To disseminate findings among stakeholders, partners, Action against Hunger teams, etc.

Objective 2: Management and internal coordination:

  • Supervision of the surveillance/SMART survey/coverage survey teams including induction; follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Work with AAH other department to produce a multi-sectorial analysis of the nutrition security situation
  • Training and building of technical capacity of the surveys' team.
  • Collaboration with the Head of Department and Program Managers and any other AAH resource people in order to ensure the coherence of AAH activities and reports.
  • Collaboration with health authorities and Nutrition implementing partners on surveys and surveillance activities
  • Follow up of the budget allocated to survey activities in liaison with Administration
  • Follow up of the logistics requirements of the surveys' team with the Logistics Department and relevant Field Cos
  • Participation in the program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals

Objective 3: Capacity development:

  • Liaising with relevant ministries and stakeholders to identify survey training needs and develop appropriate funding proposals
  • Support AAH Nutrition program PMs and Nutrition teams on any challenge faced with implementation of nutrition activities
  • Planning and facilitating technical capacity building and training sessions for the government ministries and partner NGOs/UN agencies staff

Objective 4: External representation and coordination:

  • Representation of AAH to UN, Consortia other NGO bodies and agencies including community leaders at the district level on surveillance and survey activities.
  • Coordination with the Ministry of Health and/or other line ministries on the implementation of surveillance/survey activities.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Food Security Livelihoods or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years nutrition/health field work experience at program management level (Somalia preferred)
  • At least 2 years of experience in humanitarian work
  • Experience in surveillance specifically in Nutrition, FSL and WASH
  • Excellent knowledge of SMART, LQAS, CSAS methodologies for surveillance
  • Knowledge of nutrition program coverage survey methodologies such as SLEAC and/or SQUEAC
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Good management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience in developing world context
  • Familiarity with Action against Hunger and acceptance of Action against Hunger principles.
  • Familiarity with donors and donor procedures
  • Experience in planning, implementing and statistically analyzing nutritional surveys
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.

How to apply:

Applications, should include a CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to: not later than 5th October 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line :Surveillance Manager- Nairobi. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Front Office Administrator Job in Kenya

Front Office Administrator

Location: Nakuru

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Level: Entry level

Salary Expectation: Kshs. 30,000-45000.

Job Summary

The front office Executive should have a friendly and easy going personality while also being very perceptive and disciplined.

Job Description

Username Investment Limited is a fast growing Kenyan based real-estate development and Investment Company. At Username, we desire to provide the current and upcoming generations with a place they can call home.

We are seeking to recruit a pleasant self-driven Front Office Administrator to undertake all receptionist and clerical duties at the desk of our main entrance. You will be the “face” of the company to all visitors and will be responsible for the first impression we make.

The ideal candidate should have a friendly and easy going personality while also being very perceptive and disciplined. You should be able to deal with complaints and give accurate information. A customer-oriented approach is essential. The goal is to make guests and visitors feel comfortable and valued while on our premises.


·         Promote Username corporate brand by ensuring the office constantly adorns the corporate image.

·         Procure office equipment and supplies and maintain a sufficient stock of office stationery and supplies.

·         Ensure all visitors are assisted promptly and professionally

·         Responding to customer queries

·         Managing correspondence and dispatch both internal and externally

·         Liaising with various service providers

·         Sets up and arranges meetings, facilities and travel arrangements as required

·         Maintaining files, materials, information, schedules and legal documents

·         Maintains office hygiene

·         Support staff on admin and operational issues

·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

·         To ensure that the presentation of the office and the reception area is clean and immaculate at all times.

·         Oversee all services provided on a regular basis and ensure that all office running related bills are paid on time.

·         Assist the Human resources and management with internal event planning.

·         Control human traffic at the front office by efficiently linking visitors to their hosts

·         Managing office petty cash

·         Responding to calls for all assigned telephones

·         Resolve administrative problems and inquiries

·         Filing and documentation of all office related payment vouchers, receipts, invoices.

Key Performance Indicators

·         Maintain a high sense of Integrity and professionalism

·         Ability to multitask

·         Create strong customer relations

·         To ensure the efficiency of day-to-day operations, document control and compliance

·         Demonstrate competency in all operational aspects of reception including meeting scheduling, distributing mail, filing, and answering the phone, etc.


·         2 to 3 Years’ experience in office administration, front office or receptionist roles.

·         A Bachelor’s degree in any related field is required

·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines

·         Experienced providing executive assistance and support to management and staff.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Good attention to detail, organized, efficient and decisive.

·         High degree of accuracy.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Ability to maintain a pleasant personality and calm down irate clients.

·         Any other duties as reasonably requested by Management.

How to Apply

Send your CV/resume for consideration and shortlisting to so as to reach us on or before Friday 21st September 2018.


Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Oct 2018

Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children. Recognized as global experts, we work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Director- Kenya Country office, the Senior Program Officer will contribute to improving adolescent, women health and nutrition and food fortification programs in Kenya, in line with NI’s strategic objectives in Africa, by supporting Government departments at national, county level and key partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Development:

· Ensure regular update of the landscape analysis for adolescent and women health and nutrition and Food Fortification.

· Support the Deputy Country Director with information necessary for designing project plans and proposals.

Project Implementation and Management

· Develop annual work plans and budgets for adolescent and women health and nutrition and Food Fortification projects

· Ensure that work plan activities are implemented as scheduled and per the approved budgets.

· Carry out site monitoring visits to ensure that implementing partners are executing project activities according to agreed strategy and contractual commitments.

· Ensure data monitoring plans are implemented in a timely manner, project monitoring data is collected and the data workbooks are regularly updated.

· Develop quality monthly, quarterly and annual performance monitoring (technical and financial) reports, ensuring challenges are identified and recommendations made and corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.

· Draw up on internal NI expertise in Kenya, the Regional and Headquarter Offices as necessary to ensure projects are on track.

· Input into the NI Contract Database all approved financial commitments and regularly update the Contracts Database for the two interventions in line with NI contract management procedures.

· In support of both internal team work and partnership coordination committees, prepare documentation for meetings and conference calls, taking detailed notes on decisions and action points from such meetings and ensuring follow up of the same.

· Support the implementing organizations in procuring commodities, if/ when needed.

External Relations

· Build and maintain good collaborative relations with MoH, other government agencies, UN agencies and NGOs, as appropriate, to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient adolescent and women health and nutrition and Food Fortification programs.

· Represent NI at national and regional fora relevant to adolescent and women health and nutrition and Food Fortification interventions.

· Keep up to date with developments in adolescent and Women health and nutrition, BCC, Food Fortification and micronutrient supplementation to inform programming.

· Support the Country Director and the Resource Mobilization team at country and regional level with gathering of relevant information for proposal development for resource mobilization.

· Document and share field stories, events and lessons learned from the adolescent and women health and nutrition and Food Fortification projects with the Advocacy & communications team.

Research, monitoring and Evaluation

· Participate in the design of research, monitoring and evaluation activities for adolescent, women health and nutrition and Food Fortification projects and work closely with researchers and external evaluators to ensure approaches and methods respond to project needs.

· Facilitate dissemination of project outcomes and research findings to relevant stakeholders.

· Ensure NI research monitoring and evaluation outcomes inform policy decisions and improve practices.

· Any other duties that may be assigned.

Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

· At a minimum, a Master’s degree from a recognized university in Public Health, Nutrition and/or related field.

· Training in Epidemiology and Research methodologies preferred.

· At least 10 years’ experience working in Child health, Nutrition, Food technology and/or related field in Kenya or the Sub Saharan Africa.

· At least 5 years of experience in supervising Child health, Nutrition and Food technology programs.

· At least 5 years of experience in donor funded program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

· Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for children and grants management are desirable.

Other Specific Skill Requirements

· Good spoken and written English

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Excellent IT skills

· Very good presentation skills

· Integrity

How to apply:

Follow the link below to submit your CV and Cover letter.

Submission deadline is 2nd October, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.