Kenya: Child Protection Specialist (CPiE) , (P-4), Nairobi, Kenya,ESARO #16345

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

For every child,A future

Primary purpose of the post is to develop and strengthen the capacity of UNICEF and its partners in order to support programs that protect children in emergencies and other unstable situations from violence, exploitation and abuse. The specialist will work under the general guidance of the Regional Advisor, Child Protection, and in close coordination with the Regional Emergency Advisor, and Global Focal Point for Child Protection in Emergencies in PD, NYHQ. The post will have an explicit focus on bridging the nexus of programming between humanitarian and ongoing development programs. Specifically, this will involve close collaboration with other ESARO child protection initiatives on case management as well as violence against children.

How can you make a difference?

  • Provide quality assurance and oversight to child protection in emergencies (CpiE) response in the region including technical and surge missions as required.
  • Study, analyze and contribute to the review of documents and processes of country program milestones (situation analysis, strategy papers, mid-term reviews, preparation of Country Program Recommendations, etc.).
  • Provide technical input and management of learning initiatives toward development of global and regional public goods per regional office work plans. Provide professional advice and guidance in the preparation and analysis of evaluations in the area of CPiE in the region. Prepare and share lessons learnt from these.
  • Participate in the development of strategies and funding proposals in the area of CpiE and maintain dialogue with donors and potential donors of regional importance with a view to ensuring sustainability of interest and commitment to relevant program activities. Provide timely and qualitative reports to donors.
  • Lead and convene key regional CPIE processes, negotiate, advocate and build strategic alliances to facilitate achievement of ESAR program objectives.
  • As the business manager for results areas, take responsibility for overall commitment, expenditures of funds in accordance with program budget allotments and take necessary action to ensure optimum use of allocated funds. Manage human resourced dimensions including recruitment and supervision of consultants as required.
  • Carry out other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor generally and in particular, in response to unforeseen emergencies.
  • To qualify as a an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in law or a related social science discipline with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including in developing countries, with practical experience in designing, planning and running special protection programmes in conflict and other emergency situations.
  • Significant child protection in emergencies experience, across multiple work areas such as children affected by armed conflict and unaccompanied and separated children.
  • Experience in leading multi – agency work processes highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English required; working knowledge of French is desirable.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    Remarks

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

    Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507288

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    Kenya: Regional Global Health Advisor

    Organization: American Refugee Committee International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

    Regional Global Health Advisor | Nairobi

    Reports to ARC Senior Global Health Advisor | Full time | October 2017

    Who we are

    American Refugee Committee is and always has been about amazing global citizens taking action to change our world. Today, we’re facing challenging global humanitarian crises that require 21st Century solutions. But we’ve found that co-creating together with impassioned, dedicated people, limited only by their own imaginations, remains the key to designing new solutions that resonate. We still believe that ARC should exist, first and foremost, as a platform for realizing the goodwill of everyday people – people from Sweden to Somalia, Minnesota to Malaysia, Uganda to the U.S.

    We’ve found that something incredible will result as long as we begin the journey with amazing people, agree on a destination and move together towards it transparently and open to possibility.

    If you are looking for a job, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a place where you can unleash your creativity, leverage your experience and that of those around you, we invite you to join us.

    What you will do as Regional Global Health Advisor

    As ARC’s regional health guru, you will use your background in public health and strong skills in human-centered design to help us achieve a fundamentallydifferent model of humanitarian health programming. We are reimagining humanitarianism for the 21st century, and we need your help in transforming our health programming to be radically patient-focused.

    We have a unique approach to working with those we serve. Providing basic services just isn’t our style. Our customers want more and you will co-create with an enthusiastic team that will support you with resources and inspiration in order to ensure the highest quality services, best performing staff, and a strong reputation.

    About the Role

    • You understand how to continually improve the household-to-hospital continuum of care in humanitarian settings, as well as how to build the capacity of country teams to design and deliver patient-centered health programs. Much of your day will be spent engaging with our country health teams electronically or in person to design health programs and implement patient feedback mechanisms to ensure high patient satisfaction and improve the quality of health services. You’re not scared of constantly needing to adjust priorities, working under pressure, and engaging staff in new ways of thinking and doing.
    • You recognize that humanitarian budgets are shrinking while the number of displaced globally is growing—and that requires a new way of addressing persistent problems. It’s going to be your job to make sure that ARC’s model of health programming is higher quality and more relevant, human, and impactful specifically because it has been designed for the end-user—the patient. You’re not intimidated by co-creating with others within and outside the health sector to ensure that ARC’s health services and programming are always designed with the patient in mind, and that our quality is always a cut above the rest.
    • We believe strategy is a team sport. You’ll work closely with the HQ-based Senior Global Health Advisor and field-based Senior Health Coordinators to support on-going quality improvement processes and to facilitate an engaging program design process.

    About You

    • You are an exceptional mentor, with the ability to motivate senior healthleads and other members of the country health teams to initiate and follow through on quality improvement processes, and to design health programs and services using HCD methodology.
    • You embrace entrepreneurial approaches; have an infectious enthusiasm for public health; and are devoted to refugees, internally displaced people, migrants, and communities affected by or recovering from conflict and emergency.
    • This isn’t your first time around the block—as such, you’ve had experience in an advisory role for an INGO, social enterprise, or donor,and you’ve used human-centered design approaches to develop and implement health innovations in humanitarian and/or developing country settings.
    • You enjoy being involved in health program design, managing quality improvement processes, and are talented at managing expectations and your own time. You love co-creating across teams and are personable, helpful, and incredibly organized.
    • You work well with a lot of freedom and do you best work in a culture that does the doable with whatever resources we have.
    • You have an optimistic core and are joyful to the people you serve and work beside.
    • You embrace ambiguity and have passion to invigorate the current state of humanitarian health programming and challenge the status quo.
    • You deliver your work generously and take ownership of everything that lands in your lap.

    Who You’ll Work With

    Heather Howard (HQ) leads our global health programming to achieve patient-centered program design, the highest quality services, best performing staff, and a strong reputation.

    Field Health/Nutrition Coordinators who lead the health programs in individual countries and are integral to the program design process and quality improvement initiatives.

    Global Support Department (HQ) provides strategic guidance and operational support to individual country programs.

    Benefits

    Work anywhere – Work from our office in Nairobi or anywhere else in the region, provided you are readily accessible to ARC country programs.

    Health, dental, long-term disability, life and AD&D, MedEvac, Worker’s Comp Insurance – We cover 100% of your health and 75% of your spouse/dependent’s health. We also pay 100% of the premiums for long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance for you.

    Retirement – We contribute 6% of your salary regardless of your contribution amount, after one year of service.

    Flexible Leave Time – Between various leave time and holidays, you will have ample opportunity to take time off when you need it.

    Great Resources – Access to our Nairobi office, support from HQ staff in Minneapolis and access to global health conferences/trainings.

    If all of that sounds pretty great, you should stop by our (http://arcrelief.org/join-us/) and watch the video.

    American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

    How to apply:

    Click here to apply

    Kenya: Nutrition Officer

    Organization: Welthungerhilfe
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

    Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany, with no political or religious affiliation. It was founded in 1962 under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). At that time, it was the German section of the ‘Freedom from Hunger Campaign’, one of the first global initiatives for the fight against hunger. Welthungerhilfe works under the leadership of an honorary board and the patronage of the German Federal President. We provide integrated aid: from rapid disaster relief to long-term development cooperation projects. Welthungerhilfe in Kenya implements a range of activities including: (i) Water Sanitation and Hygiene, (ii) Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, (iii) Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, and (iv) Social Development and Education, Emergency Relief etc.

    We are currently looking for qualified personnel to fill the positions of Nutrition Officer and Communication Officer for a fixed term period of 12 months to be based at our country office in Nairobi.

    (1) Nutrition Officer
    Role:
    The Nutrition Officer will be based in Nairobi under the general direction and guidance of the Deputy Country Director. The Nutrition Officer will ensure that all food and nutrition security programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts donor funding and contributes significantly to national learning, advocacy and programme development. In addition to advising on the nutritional component of Welthungerhilfe’s projects, the Nutrition Officer will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project design and master budgeting, and coordination.
    The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives with regards to nutrition are successfully achieved. The post-holder shall also contribute to the implementation of the country strategy and actively lead in the development of nutrition security. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or provide capacity building for existing programme and project staff.

    Key areas of responsibility:

    Programme Support
    • Build up a Food and Nutrition Security programme and ensure that nutrition security is integrated into Welthungerhilfe’s programme
    • As part of the programme department, ensure all programme and project staff receive the necessary and appropriate technical support. In consultation with staff and project managers agree on the range of advice, support, training and/or other assistance required to facilitate high quality programming. This will involve regular visits to Welthungerhilfe’s operational areas.
    • To lead in the preparation of situational analyses, background information, policy formulations, establishing indicators etc in Nutrition Security.
    • Build on technical knowledge, latest research in the sector and current/previous programming to develop proposals for new programming in close coordination with the programme staff.
    • Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Senior Management Team or Area-based meetings as required. Participate in any Donor visit to project(s) within your portfolio as required.
    • Lead on multi-sectoral / nutrition technical assessments in coordination with other WHH thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
    • Working with the Head of Projects and the Programme department, develop Nutrition Security integration plans and master budgets and contribute to Welthungerhilfe’s overall Food and Nutrition Security strategy.
    • Provide technical checking of Nutrition strategies, assessments and projects as necessary, and proactively promote high quality Nutrition technical approaches within country programmes.
    • Working closely with relevant staff, initiate fundraising for the Nutrition sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical Advisers.
    • Prepare and oversee Nutrition programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
    • Review relevant monitoring reports to ensure that nutritional technical aspects are well articulated and captured.

    Capacity Building
    • Identify learning and training opportunities for Welthungerhilfe staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
    • Oversee development and deliver technical training material that will improve aspects of Nutrition work within Welthungerhilfe, at country level.
    • Assist in the development of tools for project staff and partners to improve the quality of food and nutrition security work. Where necessary provide technical training for project staff and partners as required.

    Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
    • Ensure that Welthungerhilfe’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and participate in the Nutrition technical forum.
    • Take steps to document lessons learned, from Nutrition programmes, for wider dissemination.
    • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
    • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to Nutrition communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.

    To qualify for the position, the person must poses the following:
    • At least 5 years of experience in Nutrition programmes in Kenya.
    • Bachelor’s Degree level of education in Public Health Nutrition, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
    • Previous experience of Nutrition project management, implementing Nutrition programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budgets
    • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
    • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in Nutrition technical skills
    • Experience in food security and/or agricultural projects
    • Experience of representation and ability to represent Welthungerhilfe effectively in external forums.
    • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
    • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
    • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
    • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • Be a team player and able to work under tight schedules

    Desirable:
    • Specific experience of designing and managing ECHO, OFDA, BMZ, DFID and other major donor project**.**

    How to apply:

    Those qualified and readily available are encouraged to apply
    Application closing date is 25th September 2017
    Positions to be filled latest 15th October 2017
    Please email your resume to: ro.ken.recruitment@welthungerhilfe.de

    Addressed to:
    Human Resource Manager
    Welthungerhilfe/German Agro Action
    P.O Box 38829-00623
    NAIROBI

    Kenya: Program and Finance Manager

    Organization: University of Maryland
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

    JOB DESCRIPTION – Program and Finance Manager

    Position:** Program and Finance Manager

    Reports to:** Program Director /Director of Finance and Administration

    Location:** Kisumu, Kenya.

    Overall Job Function

    The Program and Finance Manager provides program management support as well as financial support to ensure the objectives of the project are successfully achieved. He/She is responsible for coordinating all day-to day-program and finance activities, including work planning, budgeting, expenditure analysis, accounting, and ensuring project outcomes.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Project Implementation and Monitoring

    · Supporting the project and technical team to develop and implement work plans specific to the identified project goals and objectives.

    · Managing the completion of project deliverables under the direction of the Project Director, including keeping the timeline, assigning responsibilities for project tasks, ensuring accountability, receiving reports from project teams, and trouble-shooting to ensure timelines and targets are met as agreed with partners and donors.

    · Planning and ensuring execution of key programmatic meetings and activities.

    Project Resource Management

    · Ensuring that project resources are aligned to enable delivery of project goals

    · Developing budgets in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Administration and the Program Director to monitor project burn rates and ensure activities are implemented within timeframe

    · Track budgets and resolve grant invoicing/payment issues

    · Tracking the various budget lines to ensure that expenditures incurred are within the budget lines.

    · Review short-term operational plans to ensure that the finances and cash flow are adequate;

    · Review pipelines and develop forecasts and abroad-based financial picture for the grant;

    Sub grant Management

    · Guiding sub grantees in sub award contract management including compliance

    · Monitoring the funds advanced to sub grantees to ensure they are utilized as required

    · Undertake quarterly review and audit of all the sub grantee’s financial/narrative reports to ensure compliance to the sub grant contracts

    · Provide timely feedback reports and recommendations on financial and narrative reports to sub grantees

    · Facilitate effective communication regarding the utilization of sub grants between the program, sub grantees and finance department.

    · Reviewing of partner proposals, work plans and budgets to ensure they meet the overall project objectives.

    · Undertake monitoring of implementation of project activities by sub grantees to ensure adherence to the set terms and conditions in each sub grant contract.

    Representation and Reporting

    · Organizing and coordinating representation of the program at relevant meetings with stakeholders, as appropriate.

    · In conjunction with Program Director, representing program to Donors and key in-country stakeholders, such as MOH and County Governments and building and maintaining relationships and operational partnerships with a broad range of organizations and individuals working in the field of HIV, TB and related diseases.

    · Assisting the Program Director with conveying information, writing and submitting programmatic reports, and circulating regular internal briefings to management and project team.

    Key Qualifications and Experience

    · At least a bachelors in a health related field or Projects Management or Business such as public health or health policy, MBA or additional degree in finance, accounting, and CPA or equivalent preferred

    · At least 5 years of experience in project management and/or financial management

    · At least 5 years of experience tracking finances and developing budgets

    · Excellent writing skills and budgeting skills, strong experience with Excel

    · At least 3 years’ experience working in public health or on health related programs Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    How to apply:

    Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and updated CV showing names of three professional referees to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu on or before 28TH September 2017, indication the position as the subject of the email.

    Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya: Programme Coordinator- Sponsorship Programme

    Organization: CBM
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 05 Oct 2017

    Position title: Programme Coordinator- Sponsorship Programme

    Persons with disabilities who qualify are encouraged to apply for this position.

    Purpose

    Acts in the Role of a Senior Programme Officer in a Country role. The job holder will:

    • Implement a multi-country programme, including partnership management, programme design and development, grants management, monitoring and evaluation;

    • Works closely with national teams to build functional relationships, establishes and strengthens networks and alliances;

    • Identify project delivery issues and ensures effective coordination of project resources;

    • Manage a team of students under the programme.

    Key Relationships

    • CBM staff – Country Offices in target Countries, Africa East Regional Office/Hub, Member Associations, International Office;

    • Government Line Ministry of Health in target countries;

    • Training Institutions;

    • College of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA);

    • Eye Health NGOs.

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Profile:

    Strategic

    • Develop relevant operational plans for the Sponsorship Programme;

    • Identify, establish and maintain data base for the sponsorship programme;

    • Represent CBM in relevant fora and networks;

    • Develop relevant annual and multi-year plans and proposals in agreed formats;

      Programme Coordination

    • Based on set criteria, take lead in the selection and bonding of successful students in the sponsorship programme;

    • Conduct partner assessments and oversee implementation of capacity improvement plan(s);

    • Oversee formalization of partnerships including grants management

    • Implement, monitor, evaluate and ensure timely submission of quality reports;

    • Perform quality checks to ensure compliance to set programme standards;

    • Build and strengthen working relations with partners, training institutions and line government ministries and ensure they are adequately consulted/ informed and involved in the sponsorship programme operations.

    • Ensure compliance with CBM standards and values;

    • Work in coordination with all stakeholders to address and resolve concerns and issues faced around the programme;

      Partner Support

    • Induct key stakeholders (students, partners, line government ministries e.t.c) on the sponsorship programme, CBM procedures and requirements;

    • Formalize partnerships through processing of contracts and memorandum of understanding;

    • Ensure timely disbursement of programme funds and maintain up-to-date records of the same;

    • Build a strong network around the sponsorship programme through strengthening linkages between the training institutions, partners, government line ministries and CBM;

    • Conduct regular monitoring visits, consultation and participation of key stakeholders across the project implementation process (if and where applicable);

    Project Reporting

    • Compile and submit agreed upon reports (narrative, financial, case studies, student profiles among others) as per reporting schedule and protocol;
    • Production of quality sponsorship programme communication materials;
    • Prepare ToR, conduct regular monitoring visits, document field reports and share as appropriate;
    • Report suspected cases of fraud and mismanagement to the Country Director.
    • Maintain a database to track all training and progress reports and files in both print and electronic format on Sharepoint.

    Budget

    • Develop budget in line with CBM budget application process;
    • Serve as the first point of contact on all aspects related to budget development, funds processing, tracking utilization;
    • Monitor the utilisation of disbursed funds and ensure timely reporting on the same;

    Student Support

    • Provide orientation to students under the programme on terms and conditions for the sponsorship including CBM procedures;
    • Ensure timely processing and disbursement of funds as per the agreed upon schedule;
    • Conduct site specific regular monitoring visits to each student under the programme;
    • Document and maintain progress report per each student;

    Additional Responsibilities

    As a member of the Kenya Country Office team, the Sponsorship Programme Coordinator shall in consultation with the Country Director perform ad hoc duties which are either by their nature related to Kenya Programme or evolve from operational requirements.

    Professional and Personal Profile:

    Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

    • Relevant academic background (at least Master’s level) in health, social sciences or development studies.
    • Five years’ experience in a related role.
    • Experience with disability inclusive development a strong asset.
    • Excellent reporting skills.
    • Extensive experience in the health sector with special bias in eye health.
    • Working knowledge of human resource development.
    • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Intercultural, gender and diversity competence.
    • Process-oriented thinking.
    • Ability to manage competing priorities to deliver quality results in a timely manner.

    • Willingness to travel- at least 40% of time.

    • Willingness to adhere and commit to CBM’s Values and Child Safeguarding Policy.

    The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

    How to apply:

    CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

    Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit in English via e-mail, a meaningful cover letter and CV and salary expectations to: recruit.nairobi@cbm.org

    Application deadline: 5th October 2017

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya: Senior Software Developer (International Consultant)

    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

    1. General Background of Software Project

    The Software project allows refugees to access to information in the personal files and to request for appointments for services that they require from UNHCR. Having an automated and systematic way of accessing information and services complements the existing processes by ensuring that information is available to the Person of Concern when they need it without having any other interaction. In addition to the information, the system will run a scheduling system for appointments based on the next-available-slot mechanism.

    The system needs to be set up and operated in the Local Area Network environment of UNHCR which is managed on Windows Platforms. The Kiosk ‘booths’ front-ends will be operated from remote Field Posts each of which have a Local Area Network connected to the main office over a Microwave Link where the Data sources and Core Application will be established.

    C # or Python Programming Languages are preferred Programming Languages, and it is an absolute requirement that the incumbent be proficient in either of them, as well as SQL Database Programming and JavaScript proficiency. The Software source-code must be left open and fully owned by UNHCR upon commissioning of the System and handover, which also includes any libraries and additional components that form part of the System.

    The project lifecycle requires that the development process be conducted in Agile Software Development method emphasizing frequent communication, change management, follow-ups and feedback, with each minor version for Beta testing being delivered in two-week intervals. UNHCR needs to have the first major release version (RC 1) of The System delivered by the incumbent by end October.

    Software Development duties and responsibilities

    The System to be developed will need to integrate with two existing systems that are already established by UNHCR that is, the Biometrics Information Management System and an SQL Server, both of which are internal to UNHCR.

    1.0 Integration with Existing UNHCR Systems

    (a.) The UNHCR Biometrics Information Management System, BIMS.

    The Biometrics Information Management System, or rather, ‘BIMS’ is the official System of UNHCR for identity of Persons of Concern. It is a System that integrates with the main Database to identify each Person of Concern registered in the Database using an Iris scan.

    The System to be built must integrate with the BIMS API on an as-is basis for reading Biometric input from the iris, authenticating, identifying the iris record and authorising Person of Concern users into the System.

    Experience in working with or implementing REST APIs as well as development of APIs is fundamental.

    (b.) SQL Database Server

    The Synchronisation Database is a Middleware SQL Database that populates itself with selected fields from the main Database – only the fields that need to be presented to the user containing basic information regarding the records of respective Persons of Concern as stored in the main Database.

    Expertise in SQL Database Programming is a fundamental requirement for the development of the System.

    2.0 Integration with SMS Gateways

    One of the key features in Scheduling of within The System is the SMS dispatch over a REST API. This dispatch is triggered whenever an appointment is successfully processed and whenever a previously scheduled appointment is re-scheduled.

    The System has to be designed to integrate with REST APIs of SMS Gateways and in such a way as to be easy to change Service Providers of the SMS Gateway services in the future with minimal maintenance downtime or rewriting of code.

    Past experience with REST API integrations and development of APIs is a fundamental requirement for the development of the System.

    3.0 Building on Customizable Packages

    The project requirements can be satisfied by using an existing Software package for scheduling that is customizable to the extent that, and provided that, it fulfils all of the business requirements in both functional and non-functional requirements, and that the Software package code-base is written in C# or Python Programming Language.

    In such, the Scheduling part of the System should not need to be written from scratch. It can be customized from an existing package which the incumbent Developer is encouraged to select and make part of the Software development.

    Either way, the Software end-product must be customizable, building on modules that extend the functionalities easily and seamlessly without having to re-write extensive portions of code in adding a new feature.

    4.0 Version Control

    Because of the nature of the Software development lifecycle, and the Agile approach in the development process flow which emphasizes frequent communication and highly flexible development able to adapt to changes quicker and much easier, the incumbent Developer is encouraged to use GitHub for version control.

    Version control for the Agile processes and change communication must be held with high importance throughout the development lifecycle.

    The GitHub instance must be secured with a password and libraries, including clones, must not be available publicly.

    5.0 Unit Testing

    During the development lifecycle, Unit testing for key features and modules will be conducted by UNHCR together with the incumbent Senior Software Developer. The Agile methodology shall allow both parties to manage change requests and corresponding follow-ups on statuses of, (a.) the features defined by the functional and non-functional requirements, and, (b.) change requests.

    1. Desired Skills and Experience

    1. Proficiency in C# or Python Programming Languages is a fundamental requirement.
    2. Proficiency in SQL Database Programming and JavaScript.

    3. Experience in working with REST API – SMS gateway

    4. Development experience with Systems for scheduling appointments and/or CRM Software Programs.

    5. Experience with Modular Mobile-First Designs focusing on low System-resource usage.

    6. 15 years of Software Development

    7. Fluency in English, both verbal and written.

    2. Employment Modality

    The successful candidate will be hired through an individual consultancy contract. This consultancy does not necessarily require full time presence in Kenya. The successful candidate can work from home but will be required to travel to Nairobi and Kakuma during different phases of the project. The successful candidate will be offered 6 months contract with possibility of extension.

    How to apply:

    Application procedures:

    Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link http://www.unhcr.org/ke/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/09/P11-Form-UNHCR.doc and attach it to their application for the position. Applications should be sent to Human Resources Mailbox at kennahr@unhcr.org

    The Senior Human Resources Officer,

    UNHCR Branch Office,

    P. O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi-Kenya,

    or hand delivered to UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood House, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: EVN/KEN/KAK/CONS/17/002.

    National Bank Product Manager Job in Kenya

    National Bank of Kenya

    Position Title: Product Manager
     

    Job Ref no. HR/051/2017

    Available Positions: One (1)
     

    Division: Corporate Banking
     

    Reporting to: Head of Agribusiness
     

     

    Position scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for development and roll out Agribusiness products, co-ordinate the delivery of Agribusiness partnerships and Value Chain propositions within National bank, through the development and commercialisation of specialist agribusiness products.
     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and execute an annual product operating plan in conjunction with the Business Development Managers, Value chain Managers and Relationship Managers
    • Drive increased growth in revenue through new product development, enhancements and process improvements.
    • Develop, implement and deliver Agribusiness strategy and annual plans across business to build an asset portfolio and liabilities as per agreed Agribusiness targets.
    • Grow and Maintain market share in the Agribusiness Banking segment through innovative product development of the Agribusiness products and solutions.
    • Refine existing MIS to the right level of granularity to manage product and business performance.
    • Deliver increased product revenue by ensuring correct positioning in the market, appropriate pricing, campaign management, collaterals, internal and external training and governance.
    • Ensure that products meet product performance criteria e.g. return on equity, impairment targets, collection ratios, etc..
    • Develop and implement a one year operational roadmap for Agribusiness which includes a competitor analysis, customer segmentation, value proposition and product development to drive revenue goals for the business.
    • Obtain investment from appropriate bodies by identifying opportunities aligned to business strategy for revenue generation and develop business cases to deliver an attractive return on investment (ROI) for Agribusiness
    • Determine and drive pricing and monitor tariff levels on Agribusiness banking products
    • Monitor, understand and highlight competitor activity and customer trends that affect Agribusiness banking
    • Monitor and track Agribusiness customer recruitment and attrition rates, and implement counteractive measures when required
    • Ensure preparation and comprehensive communication, training and support to retail division on Agribusiness banking products/ services, brand and promotional campaigns.

    Skills & Experience

    • University degree in Agricultural Economics, Marketing or Business Administration, or related field.
    • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Marketing or Business Administration, or related field.
    • Certification in Agribusiness finance
    • Five (5) years experience in banking, Agribusiness value chain and Partnership management, of which three (3) years must be Product Management
    • Familiarity with commonly used tools for market analysis and program design such as sub-sector analysis, gross margin analysis and business planning.
    • Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors).
    • Experience with externally funded development programmes would be desirable.
    • Experience in dealing with local interlocutors (local NGOs, government ministries).

    How to Apply:
     

    Please state your current and expected remuneration.
     

    Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage/s of the process.

    Kenya: Logistics and Administration Officer, Kakuma Office

    Organization: FilmAid International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

    About FilmAid:

    FilmAid is an international development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies as well as promote social change through dialogue. This approach aims to protect the wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities around the world. FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues. FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.

    Job Purpose
    Efficiently and effectively support the Kakuma Field programmes in managing the; Procurement, Logistics and Administration functions of FilmAid Kenya.
    Main Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    I. Administrative supervision
     Supervision of field maintenance staff; Housekeeper, Cleaners, Drivers and Crew and allocate work appropriately.

    II. Procurement
     Lead pre-qualification of local suppliers in collaboration with the Field Manager, Procurement Officer and the Deputy Country Director.
     Lead the development and execution of procurement plans for Kakuma office
     In charge of Kakuma Field Office’s process of procurement: Receive quotation requests approved by the Field Manager, source quotations, issue LPOs.
     Ensure that all local suppliers are informed of the process of procurement and transacting with FilmAid as well as FilmAid’s anti-fraud policy and process of reporting any allegations for fraud
     Co-ordinate Kakuma’s process of procurement with the country office: Coordinate quotation requests, coordinate with Nairobi on Purchase Requests, goods reception and arrange for transportation of items received from Nairobi to Kakuma field program
     Assist in preparation of quotation requests in line with set procurement procedures.

    III. Admin, Logistics, Asset Management & Programs Support
    Stores Management
     Liaise with the Admin & Logistics Officer, Nairobi to ensure that goods are delivered in a timely manner upon receipt at the Nairobi office.
     To ensure that all supplies to Kakuma field office are well accounted for and recorded in the supply inventory register.
     Management of stores of assets and consumables. Maintain lists of items in stores and know the re-order levels of such.
    Asset Management
     Maintain Kakuma fixed asset register, ensuring that equipment received are properly tagged with FilmAid asset tags and are received in good working order.
     Carrying out quarterly asset verification process and send an updated report and asset list every quarter to the Logistics & Asset Officer.
     Assist in Kakuma asset management; ensure proper care and use of vehicles, generators, audio equipment and other FilmAid assets.
     Issue of assets (generators, speakers, tents, seats) for program activities and ensure that the assets are returned back to the store in good condition and report any failed program activities.

    Administration, Logistics & Program Support
     To provide logistical and clerical support to the program staff as needed.  Collaborate with FilmAid colleagues as needed or requested to meet reporting requirements, develop proposals, address management needs, design products, or respond to funders.
     Ensure that visitors and staff to the field are booked and checked in on time.
     Bookings accommodation for the staff coming to the field and visitors on mission and making sure the rooms are clean and tidy.
     Forward flight booking forms to Logistics officer in Nairobi for staff travels from the field office.
     Making sure the mail bag is sent and items picked from the airstrip upon arrival.  Ensure clear and accessible record keeping and filing of office documents.  Ensure good communication within and outside the project.
     Reporting monthly on support services status of the program to the Kakuma Field Manager and to the Deputy Country Director.
     Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information that he/she may have access to in the execution of his/her duties.
     To be familiar with and report any violation of FilmAid Code of Conduct including any acts of Fraud and corruption to the Field Manager or the Country Director.
     Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

     Minimum Degree or Diploma in Business administration, Logistics / supply chain management, or other relevant discipline.
     CPA Part I (Sections 1 &2) qualification.
     At least 2 Years’ experience in Administration and procurement preferably with a humanitarian organization.
     Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
     Experience or knowledge in fleet management, stores management & coordinating staff travels.
     Must have supervised at least two people and involved in handling various human resource process and functions within an organization or program.
     Appreciates cultural diversity.

    Competencies:
     Decision-making and problem solving skills.
     Financial reporting and budget management skills.
     Ability to travel to hardship areas.
     Strong interpersonal and people management skills.
     Good supervision skills, asset and office management skills.
     Ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.
     Ability to use various finance programs (QuickBooks, Ms Word, Excel).
     Excellent coordination, planning and reporting skills.
     Outgoing character, honest, reliable and committed.
     Ability to work alone and in a team.
     Presentable and personable.
     Hands-on and detail-oriented.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience and skills are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV and 3 references to Email address: jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 3rd October, 2017. Please indicate on the subject line of your application as ‘Logistics & Administration Officer-Kakuma’.

    Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female Candidates and Persons living with Disability are encouraged to apply.

    FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Freelance Business Reporter Job in Kenya

    Footprint to Africa is a business and financial news resource firm, we seek to engage a freelance Business reporter based in Kenya to research and write stories about the African economy, business and Finance, investment announcement within South and East Africa for publication on our online platform.

    A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or business would be preferred.

    3 to 5 years’ experience needed, only qualified candidates would be contacted.

    Kenya: PMTCT Advisor

    Organization: IMA World Health
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

    • In collaboration with the project team and stakeholders, provide technical leadership and management of Afya Jijini’s eMTCT activities

    • Contribute to eMTCT program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams.

    • Develop/strengthen use of diverse strategies to scale up HIV testing, improve testing yields and linkage to care and treatment among pregnant mothers, children and adolescents.

    • Provide technical assistance, training, and mentoring to support Afya Jijini UHAI teams, county and sub-county teams to strengthen eMTCT services.

    • Strengthen the sub-county eMTCT and TWGs and ensure regular meetings

    • Provide technical leadership to increase access, use, quality and integration of eMTCT into MNCH services at all Afya Jijini supported sites

    • Build capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant eMTCT topics and support them to effectively implement the activities according to national guidelines

    • Coordinate CMEs and updates for the eMTCT Technical teams on quarterly basis

    • Provide strategic leadership on improving testing policy environment in ways that are sensitive to mothers, children and adolescents and men.

    • Provide mentorship and support to Afya Jijini supported facilities in regards to eMTCT activities to include service integration, maternal viral load uptake and review

    • Prepare monthly and quarterly activity and budget plans and reports as required.

    • Working with UHAI teams, ensure timely reporting of all eMTCT data monthly.

    • Strengthen/establish eMTCT QA/QI subcommittees that will be reporting to the county QA/QI TWG unit

    • In collaboration with QA/QI advisor ensure the subcommittees develop clear TORs

    • Together with QA/QI advisor identify county technical staff to be trained on QA/QI coaching

    • Together with technical UHAI teams and QA/QI advisor, ensure coaching to all eMTCT WITS is happening with monthly reporting of QI projects

    • In conjunction with HIV/TB advisor, establish/strengthen the HIV second line SWITCH committees with every cluster.

    • Work closely with county, sub county and relevant partners to plan activities, and respond to requests for support

    • Support documentation of program experiences in eMTCT as well as enhanced knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt with Afya Jijini staff, USAID and key stakeholders.

    • To suceed in this role you require:

    • Master’s degree in public health, nursing, midwifery, or other related areas, or a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of additional relevant experience.

    • Has been in successful field implementation of PMTCT programs in Kenya

    • Demonstrated skills in designing and rolling out GoK-endorsed approaches that result in improved uptake of services for PMTCT

    • Strong linkages and relationships with County, and sub-county government; health facilities; and implementing partners within Nairobi County working on eMTCT

    • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

    • Knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR program strategies in Kenya

    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously.

    • Ability to travel extensively to supported sites.

    • Ability to recognize limitations and seek appropriate expert advice

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their applications to af**ya**ji**j**i**n**i**hr@imaworldhealth.org.

    App**li**cation Closing date: 29th September 2017**

    This position is open to both external and internal candidates. Kindly circulate widely.**