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Great Lakes University of Kisumu Jobs in Kenya

Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a private chartered university offering degree programs  in various disciplines including Health Sciences, Community  Health Programs, Humanity and Agribusiness among others.

The University is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill in the under listed positions:

Quality Assurance Officer

Responsibilities

  • To formulate policies, strategies, systems, procedures and practices for the University’s academic quality assurance and improvement;
  • To promote the culture of academic quality within the university through assisting the University Quality Assurance Committee in developing and fostering a quality culture;
  • To ensure effectiveness of academic advising and course registration through feedback from students, follow up on teaching performance and effectiveness, smooth administration of examinations, advise the management on how the system is performing in regards to quality, and suggesting improvement strategies;
  • To analyze student evaluation data and generate reports for both quality assurance and management purposes;
  • To advise on program and course approval and development  in compliance  with the Commission for University Education (CUE) Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Universities in Kenya;
  • To develop and  review  quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures;
  • To receive and analyze reports submitted by various committees for strategic university decision-making;
  • To coordinate  the preparation of annual reports for internal and external Stakeholders;
  • To monitor national and international developments in Quality Assurance  and advise the Management Board and the University Council;
Qualifications

The successful candidate should have /be:

  • A Masters degree in Business Studies / Management, Social Sciences from a recognized University.
  • Relevant work experience is highly desirable
  • Have good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics.
  • Quality inspection, auditing and testing experience
  • knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of Quality Assurance
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Masters degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Quality Assurance Officer.”

Legal Officer

Responsibilities

  • Provide general advice and counsel to the university’s administration on a variety of issues, laws and regulations.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare responses to complaints and legal actions initiated against the university.
  • Develop and conduct training for the university’s community on various topics including procurement, employment, etc.
  • Develop, amend and advice on university policies and procedures.
  • Advise the University Governing Council and the Management on legal and guidelines to the operations of the University.
Qualifications

The successful candidate should have /be:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Law or legal studies.
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience in law.
  • Knowledge of University sector and regulative framework.
All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Legal Officer.”

Communication Officer

Responsibilities

  • Develop a University – wide communication strategy and procedures.
  • Oversee implementation of the university’s communication strategy and procedures.
  • Prepare, monitor and evaluate the university’s communication plans
  • Manage and coordinate communication, marketing and promotion activities and events for the university.
  • Take lead in dissemination of university communication materials such as reports and newsletters to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop key promotional messages in consultation with the various Faculties, departments and Schools.
Qualifications

The successful candidate should have /be:

  • A Masters degree in Mass Communication.
  • At least 3 years work experience in relevant field
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Communication Officer.”

Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the email application.

Applications should be addressed to
The

Vice Chancellor,
Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Main Campus, Off Miwani Road,
P.O. Box 2224-40100 

Kisumu.

Or send an electronic copy in PDF format by email to vcoffice@gluk.ac.ke

For more details please visit www.gluk.ac.ke

 Applications must be submitted on or before 9th May 2016.

GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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Daraja Microfinance Bank Senior Relationship Officer (Consumer Banking) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client, Daraja Microfinance Bank (www.darajabank.co.ke) was licensed by Central Bank of Kenya as a community Microfinance Bank for the Dagoretti Division, since January 2015. 

Daraja’s target market is the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), their owners and employees with the underlying goal being to help both individuals and groups achieve their financial goals. 

As part of its strategic plan, Daraja Bank is seeking to go national to be among Tier 1 MFBs in Kenya.
 

They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:
 

Senior Relationship Officer – Consumer Banking 

Reporting to the Business Development Manager, this is a position responsible for recruiting and retaining customers while maximizing returns by providing them with the appropriate products, services and solutions from the entire range of the consumer banking suite.
 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for marketing new consumer products such as salary processing and loans. 
  • Drive profitable revenue and volume growth from their portfolio with a focus on new acquisition, deepening of existing customer relationships
  • Provide customer service and develops relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers.
  • Participate in major department projects and take an active role in cross-functional teams to assist in driving quality improvements, processes, and initiatives
  • Ensure high standards of Customer Service are maintained as the first contact person between the Bank and potential customers.
  • Ensure strong adherence to know your customer (KYC) policy guidelines
  • Prepare daily progress reports and weekly income reports and other relevant reports for the management
  • Gather competitive intelligence to determine what competitors are offering clients, product positioning and service offerings.
  • Aggressively market for low cost deposits, Current & Savings Accounts from customers.
  • Provide feedback to management regarding customer needs, bank products, customer complaints etc.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the banking sector with proven result track record.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 9th May 2016 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

MGIC HTS Counsellor and Adherence Counsellor Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: HTS Counsellor & Adherence Counsellor
 

Location: Nairobi
 

Proposed Start Date: Immediately
 

Nature of assignment: Casuals Assignment.

Introduction: Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 

UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics.

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. 

This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC is seeking a suitably qualified person able to fill the position of HTS Counsellor & Adherence Counsellor.

Adherence Counsellor
 

Position Summary: Under the supervision of facility Incharge, The Adherence Counsellor will be required to provide education about HIV-related issues and adherence counseling services at health facility level within a HIV Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide psychosocial and continuous support as well as treatment preparation to clients in the CCC
  • Identify and address challenges/barriers to adherence
  • Organize and facilitate support group sessions for infected and affected clients including groups with special needs e.g. discordant couples, youth/adolescent and children
  • Address aspects of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Support clients disclose their HIV status
  • Facilitate the delivery of PWP information to clients enrolled in CCC
  • Participate in home visits as appropriate to execute plan of care for clients
  • Ensure client records are well maintained and compile periodic reports as necessary
  • Ensure proper referral of patients where necessary including following up and reporting on the outcomes as necessary
  • Coordinates patient tracking activities supported by the community health volunteers including documentation and reporting of defaulter tracing activities.
  • Compile and submits monthly reports on Psychosocial Support and Patient tracking activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counseling Psychology
  • NASCOP Certified HTC (HIV Testing and Counseling) Counselor
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience, 1 year of which should be as an Adherence Counselor  in HIV service delivery.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy

HTS Counsellor
 

Position Summary: Under the supervision of facility Incharge, The HTC counselor’s engagement is geared towards accelerating HIV testing and counseling at facility level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide confidential HIV counseling and testing to persons at risk for HIV infection as per Kenya HTS national guidelines
  • Conduct HTS using provider initiated testing and counseling, voluntary counseling and testing and targeted family testing approaches.
  • Provide special group counseling e.g. couples, discordant couples, youths and adolescents
  • Address issues of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Facilitate the delivery  of HIV Prevention information to clients
  • Provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage  to referral  services
  • Assess and document all referrals make follow-up and  report on referral outcomes
  • Compile and submit monthly HTC reports
  • Provide health education to outpatient clients as a strategy of mobilizing clients for HIV  testing

Required Qualifications

  • Certificate in HTC Counselling (NASCOP Certified)
  • One to two years’ experience in HIV counseling and testing

Desired Skills

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

How to apply

 
If you meet the above qualifications, you are requested to send your application and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by May 1, 2016. 

Candidates are required to quote the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

DSW Healthcare Services Project End Term Evaluation Terms of Reference

DSW
 

Terms of Reference for End Term Evaluation for a Project Titled “Increasing Community-Based Maternal and New-Born Child Healthcare Services for 6,000 People in Kenya Using Faith-Based Approaches

Introduction

1. Background information: “Increasing community-based maternal and new-born child healthcare services using faith-based approaches is a two year project that aims at improving the MDGs indicators on maternal health, reduces child mortality and combats HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases in Machakos and Garissa counties. 

 

The strategy is to empower influential community leaders and gatekeepers – especially faith leaders, Community leaders, family members, local NGOs, CHWs and county officials, and taking a faith based approach – to remove cultural and other barriers to quality care and improve access to Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Maternal Child Health (RMCH), thus improving RMCH outcomes and progress toward the MDGs, the Kenya Health Policy 2012-2030, its community health strategy and DFID’s Kenya Operational Plan 2011-15.

The project is anchored on four thematic areas: capacity development, service delivery, advocacy and knowledge sharing. 

The capacity of local people, such as CHWs, faith leaders, community leaders and civic administrators will be enhanced through training using government-approved curriculum and faith-friendly approaches to deliver effective RMCH services in the community.  

Family Health Action Groups will be formed to meet monthly and discuss internal RMCH needs. 

Delivery of services will be improved by equipping CHWs and facilitating their transportation to conduct home visits in order to provide RMCH services. 

They will be equipped with basic healthcare kits, FP commodities and communications consumables.

CHWs will be mobilized into Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC), CHWs will borrow from this micro-fund and to establish micro-businesses for their own empowerment and project sustainability.

As champions of RMCH best practices and intra-community dialogue, faith leaders shall be responsible for advocacy and campaigning to influence uptake of services & commitment of local resources to RMCH. 

They will hold dialogue sessions with stakeholders and conduct sensitization sessions in their communities of influence. 

The project uses mobile phone technology to disseminate information and share knowledge. 

It will provide CHWs, FHAGs and faith leaders with telephone talk-time, which they will use to send RMCH information to community members at regular intervals.

Project Outputs

The project has five major project outputs;

  • 100 CHWs with adequate capacity for working with communities on primary RMCH services using a faith-based approach
  • 100 Family Health Action Groups (FHAGs) established in local communities
  • 50 Faith Leaders (FLs) and congregations mobilized to champion for increased uptake of RMCH services
  • 6,000 people reached with information on RMCH in the community
  • 10 Linkages and partnerships developed for improvement of local RMCH needs
2. Purpose of the independent final evaluation

The independent End-term evaluation report needs to be a substantial document that
 

a) Answers all the elements of the Terms of Reference (ToR);
 

b) Provides findings and conclusions that are based on robust and transparent evidence; and
 

c) Where necessary, supplements project’s own data with independent research.

The independent final evaluation has three key objectives:

1. To assess the achievement of the key expected results and overall performance of key indicators measured in the baseline as well as assess on how the project incorporated the Baseline recommendations.


2. To assess the extent to which the project performed well and was good value for money, which includes considering;

  • How well the project met its objectives;
  • How well the project applied value for money principles of effectiveness, economy, efficiency in relation to delivery of its results;
  • What has happened because of the project funding that wouldn’t have otherwise happened; and
  • How well the project aligns with national and county health goals/priorities of supporting the delivery of the MDGs;
  • Has the project attracted further funding or allocation of resources from sources other than the project donor;
  • What worked well and how it can be replicated;
  • To what extent are the results of the project sustainable;
  • How have the programme objectives contributed to partners strategic objectives
  • Examine and assess Donor visibility during implementation of the action.

3. To independently verify (and supplement where necessary), project record of achievement as reported through Annual Reports and defined in the project’s logframe;


Evaluation questions
 

Some of the key questions to be addressed in order to achieve objectives include but not limited to;

Relevance

  • To what extent did the project support achievement towards the MDGs, specifically off-track MDGs?
  • To what extent did the project target and reach the poor, and those previously not seeking required health services?
  • To what extent did the project mainstream gender equality in the design and delivery of activities (and or other relevant excluded groups)?
  • How well did the project respond to the needs of target beneficiaries, including how these needs evolved over time?

Effectiveness

  • To what extent are the results that are reported a fair and accurate record of achievement?
  • To what extent has the project delivered results that are value for money? To include but not limited to:
  • How well the project applied value for money principles of effectiveness, economy, efficiency in relation to delivery of its outcome;
  • What has happened because of DFID funding that wouldn’t have otherwise happened; and
  • To what extent has the project used learning to improve delivery?
  • What are the key drivers and barriers affecting the delivery of results for the project?

Efficiency

  • To what extent did the project deliver results on time and on budget against agreed plans?
  • To what extent did the project understand cost drivers and manage these in relation to performance requirements?

Sustainability

  • To what extent has the project leveraged additional resources, financial and in-kind from other sources?
  • What effect has this had on the scale, delivery or sustainability of activities?
  • To what extent is there evidence that the benefits delivered by the project will be sustained after the project ends?

Impact

  • To what extent and how, has the project built the capacity of the beneficiary communities?
  • How many people are receiving support from the project that otherwise would not have received support?
  • To what extent and how has the project affected people in ways that were not originally intended?
3. The Proposed Evaluation Process

The following process will be followed;
 

a) A desk-review of relevant project documents, including project proposal, log frame and other relevant documents, a range of which will be agreed upon and made available prior to the implementation of the survey.
 

b) An inception report, detailing the Evaluation framework, survey design, methodology, indicators, tools, work plan schedule and budget to carry out the assignment in each country will be written.
 

c) Data and relevant information will be collected data through field work in the project area. Data will be analysed findings interpreted based on this give recommendations.
 

d) Following completion of the data collection, the Consultant will make a presentation to project staff on the provisional findings and likely recommendations.
 

e) Further to this, the Consultant will present a draft report for inputs by MADE, DSW, Global One and stakeholders as appropriate. The report shall be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings and providing key recommendations on the way forward.
 

f) The Consultant will then finalize the report and resubmit the Final Report to DSW Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya in six hard copies and six soft copies in a compact disk. The partners shall have sole ownership of all final data and any findings shall only be shared or reproduced with the permission of the partners.

1. Products Expected from the Final Evaluation

  • Inception report – give more explanations and relate it to key issues targeted by the End-Term evaluation with clear recommendations on corrective action and areas of replication.
  • Summary of field visit reports
  • Draft final report – submitted for review accompanied by a debriefing of the key findings with DSW Regional Office.  
  • Final report – compiled based on the feedback gathered and submitted to the DSW Regional Office.

2. Methodology
 

It is anticipated that the Consultant will interact with project personnel and beneficiaries and collect data and information for the evaluation through various methods relevant to the exercise. 

The Consultant will need to be cognizant of furthering data collection techniques utilized during the project baseline to ensure consistency of the evaluation approach. Hence, use of mix method data collection methodology is highly recommended. 

The Consultant should provide every possible opportunity for project stakeholders and beneficiaries to participate in and contribute to the end-term evaluation. 

In particular the Consultant will be expected to:

a) Study the key project documents including proposal and logframe.
b) Study the project summary and interim technical reports for year 1 and year 2.
c) Study project baseline, key events, work shop, training and accreditation reports.

In carrying out the evaluation, the Consultant should ensure independence and impartiality to ensure objectivity of the evaluation.

3. Qualifications and Experience

 
The Consultant(s) must have post-graduate qualification in relevant field (social / health sciences, business, economics and gender issues) with good specialization in Sexual Reproductive Health or Microenterprise. 

The Consultant(s) should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluating health/development projects regionally.

Specifically, the Consultant(s) selected must have the following qualifications to be considered:

  • At least 8 years research experience in Sociology, demography, and gender issues in a development setting (evidence may be required);
  • A Masters’ degree in any of the above relevant fields would be an added advantage; 
  • Experience in undertaking research in the social and health sector;
  • Experience working in Kenya with particular focus in the 2 program target counties;
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, and an ability to work independently and within the limits of given deadlines;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

4. Work Plan: The consultancy is for twenty one (21) days to be completed before 16th June, 2016. 

On starting the consultant is expected to develop his/her timetable or work plan together with the DSW / Global One team;

Application Procedure
 

Interested Consultants/firms are requested to send their applications via email to info@dswkenya.org by Wednesday 14th May 2015 with the title ‘Consultancy: F4CW End-term evaluation’ clearly indicated in the subject line. 

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Interpretation of the ToR
  • Detailed work plan and timeframe
  • Costed budget (in Ksh.) covering each stage detailed in the workplan;
  • Brief outline of the methodology the Consultant(s) will use to guide the process; explaining in detail the methodology and tools to be used in carrying out the assignment;
  • Proposed evaluation framework;
  • Proposed outline for the report;
  • Capacity statement including a minimum of three (3) samples of reports developed by the Consultant(s) addressing similar issues;
  • Detailed resume(s) highlighting the work that the Consultant(s) has undertaken, which is relevant to this assignment;

NB: Shortlisted consultants may be required to make a presentation prior to awarding of the consultancy.

Accountant / Administration Job in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya

A busy office in Nairobi is looking for an Accountant / Administration lady to handle the Accounting functions and book keeping.
 

A diploma in a business related course.
 

Knowledge in CPA 1 and 2.  
 

Clear understanding of administration functions and carry out duties assigned to her.
 

She should have worked in a busy office for a minimum of 2 years.
 

Knowledge of related computer applications especially QuickBooks, Word processing, Database management & Spreadsheets.
 

 

She should have exemplary knowledge and practice in Computer applications.
 

An understanding of reporting and record keeping required.
 

She will be entitled to handling and planning finances.
 

Should be conversant with accounts payables and receivables.
 

Should be able to handle payroll system, PAYE and file returns.
 

She will consolidate income for all businesses run under the office.
 

She will be in charge of banking and record keeping.

This position demands a flexible lady who has the right attitude to work should be prepared to be always on call. 


Salary range is 25,000/=


Kindly send your application with a short written testimonial of your greatest achievement (at Most Half a page) and expected salary to recruitment@peopleandstrategy.co.ke by 2nd May 2016. 


The candidate will be based in Nairobi, Kasarani area.

Accountant cum Auditor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Accountant with auditing experience required.

Qualifications & Experience Required;

  • Must possess CPAK.
  • Quick books proficiency required.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant auditing experience in similar capacity.
  • Keen with figures & high level of integrity.

Duty station: Nairobi.

 

Start date: Immediately.

How to apply: 

Only applications with similar experience shall be contacted. 

Please specify, job title & current/previous salary (gross pay) on subject line. 

Kindly email cover letter & updated resume (word document format) to:
recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke


Use this format please on subject line: Accountant with auditing experience, current/previous Gross Pay (XXXXXX insert salary).


Deadline: 03/05/2016


Kindly, do not apply if you had previously applied before.

DAI KIWASH Project Communications Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Communications Specialist
DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.


The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya. 

Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in specific target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.

Summary of Primary Duties: The Communications Specialist will work with the Communications and Marketing Manager in planning, designing and carrying out project communication activities. 

S/he will be responsible for managing the projects presence in social media and for the creation of content necessary to grow the projects engagement with the sector. 

S/he will also focus graphics design and development of products for public access and the project’s online platforms including website, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

Essential Duties
 

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:
 

Social media management

  • Collect and organize content for the KIWASH website and social media in coordination with technical teams and implementing partners. Proactively make updates across all platforms
  • Author brief social media postings with corresponding links and source appropriate images for the postings. Schedule and post social media content as per the content calendar and obtain approvals for content prior to publishing. Monitor and responds to followers’ feedback and inquiries in accordance to established policy
  • Ensure brand compliance across all social media assets deployed
  • Gather, analyze and report social media performance data and provides insights and actionable recommendations for improving performance over time. KPIs include: reach, engagement and sentiment

Program writing and graphics design

  • Solicit for information for success stories from technical team members and sub implementing partners. Draft and/or edit success stories with appropriate photographs for sharing with USAID.
  • In consultation with technical teams, draft publicity materials including activity profiles and project factsheet, success stories, case studies, and articles for KIWASH quarterly newsletter.
  • Establish photo library using Flickr, prepare updated project presentations, site visit kits and press kits.
  • Provide design and layout support for all publications and publicity materials.

Media relations

  • Review the daily press for WASH related topics and news, and share with team based on relevance
  • Help establish and maintain a database of project partners by soliciting input from the KIWASH team and key partners, stakeholder meetings and forums.
  • Assist with coordination of field events, launches, site visits etc ensuring USAID input and clearance is received in a timely manner.
  • Help prepare and update a standard information package on the KIWASH project counties for distribution to the public and the media.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Qualifications

  • A degree in the field of communications, marketing, international relations or a related area is desirable. Masters level education in the related fields of journalism, communications or public relations is advantageous.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in the field of communications, social media management, preferably in the development sector. Experience with a USAID is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software packages (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, video editing software) and photography is required.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of social media content sourcing and experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr for campaigns and organizational outreach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to ensure effective team relations .Strong organizational skills, analytical abilities and initiative to prioritize and complete tasks and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the field

Reporting: The Communications Specialist will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager.

Interested applicants should apply via the link 

by May 13, 2016, 12:00 am East Africa Local time. 

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

Kenya: Programme Coordinator (EIPT – Expanded Immunization and Presumptive Treatment)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 May 2016

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (EIPT – Expanded Immunization and

Presumptive Treatment)

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 12 May 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech

Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of IOM Kenya Country Office through the Regional Health Assessment Coordinator Saharan Africa at IOM Kenya, the technical supervision of Senior Migration Health Advisor/USRAP in IOM Washington, and in close coordination with the Migration Health Division Headquarters and other IOM Regional Health Assessment Coordinators, the successful candidate will be responsible for the technical supervision, effective coordination, and strategic direction of the Expanded Immunization and Presumptive Treatment Programme within the scope of the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Work together with IOM Washington, MHD Regional and Country offices on implementation of the Expanded Immunization and Presumptive Treatment Programme (EIPT) worldwide.

  2. Review, collate, document and analyze current practices in performing the EIPT Programme, assist in developing global and country specific guidelines and SOPs.

  3. Prepare training materials and train staff in implementing EIPT Programme in IOMs HAP.

  4. Design and implement the monitoring and evaluation tools for the vaccination programme and the presumptive treatment activities.

  5. Strengthen existing and, when necessary, develop new reporting and analytical instruments to describe the performance and effectiveness of EIPT Programme.

  6. Serve as a principal point for review and follow up on the Adverse Events Reports required within the EIPT Programme.

  7. Provide guidance and overview in setting up new EIPT operations worldwide.

  8. In coordination with Regional Health Assessment Coordinators for their respective regions, provide assistance to MHD teams in writing analytical reports and papers which reflect and interpret relevant vaccination and presumptive treatment data.

  9. Assist IOM missions in implementing other expanded health assessment activities for the US

refugees, in consultation with supervisors.

  1. Liaise with health authorities of the host countries, international and government organizations, including but not limited to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – USA; WHO on relevant migration health issues, in consultation with supervisors.

  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least seven years of professional experience; or

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Masters Degree in Health Administration/Management, Public Health or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Knowledge and demonstrated experience in implementation of Vaccination and presumptive treatment programmes, preferably in Africa;

• Experience in the area of migration health, having worked for USRAP a distinctive advantage;

• Knowledge of programme implementation, which includes management of administrative issues, monitoring and evaluation; collaboration with international and local governmental counterparts.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other IOM official language(s) is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM Recruitment system, by 12 May 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

iom-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 29.04.2016 to 12.05.2016

Requisition: VN 2016/98 (P) – Programme Coordinator (EIPT) (P3) – Nairobi, Kenya (54792929) Released

Posting: Posting NC54792946 (54792946) Released

Farm Africa Accounts Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Farm Africa

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
 

Reports To: Project Accountant
 

Staff Reporting to post holder: None
 

Location: Nairobi
 

Duration & Hours: fixed term of 6 months, full -time
 

Purpose of the Role: The Accounts Assistant will ensure compliance with the basic standards contained in the Farm Africa finance procedures manual; to assist with the general financial management in the Kenya Country Office; ensure safe custody finance files and play an active role as a member of the Kenya Country office and international finance teams.
 

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To handle petty cash and update the accounting system with cash transactions on a daily basis
  • To process payments both for the country office and the projects & Staff Working Advance requests in a prompt manner and in accordance with the international financial standards and those stipulated in the Finance Manual – ensuring also that a good rapport is maintained with the the suppliers
  • To prepare bank, cash and other assigned account reconciliations
  • Ensure timely remittance of statutory deductions on a monthly basis
  • To maintain an up to date, neat and adequate filing system for all accounting documents and ensure easy retrieval
  • To request and maintain mileage and service records for the office vehicles and prepare recharge worksheets on a monthly basis
  • To prepare the bank charges recharges worksheet on a monthly basis
  • To maintain and update the assigned Quickbooks
  • Any other related duty assigned by the Project Accountant/Finance Manager

Person Specification
 

Education, qualifications & other knowledge
 

Essential: Qualification in certified public accounts CPA II (sect 3 & 4) or equivalent qualifications

Experience
 

Essential: At least 1 year of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the field of finance, accounting and/or other related field with NGO

Desirable: Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spread sheet and accounting standard software packages and systems

Skills & Abilities
 

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills    
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Good team player and good organizational skills  

Desirable:

  • Accuracy and keen to details (Accuracy in verification of documentations)  
  • Experience working with an accounting software (Quickbooks preferred)
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines                        

Values
 

Farm Africa’s values are very important to us as an employer and they are also very important to our employees. 

All prospective employees should take some time to carefully consider our values and how they fit with your own personal values before attending interview with Farm Africa.


Farm Africa seeks to employ those who believe, as we do, that farmers can and will play a key role in achieving long-term rural prosperity in Africa and who seek to deliver on those beliefs by:

  • being experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based solutions
  • pushing boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
  • acting for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change for farmers
  • working flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from the communities, private sector or government
  • sharing knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring effective technologies are widely accessed.
How to apply;

Please send a CV and one page covering letter detailing how you meet the specification to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 5pm on Thursday 5th May 2016.

Kenya: Policy Associate – Strengthening Educational Systems in East Africa (SESEA)

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Apr 2016

Job Title: Policy Associate (PA)

Reporting to: Project Director- Strengthening Educational Systems in East Africa (SESEA)

Duration: 18 months (with possible extension)

Start Date: 1st July, 2016

Based in: Nairobi (With frequent travel within East Africa)

Background:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, development agency promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF (East Africa) seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, literacy and health, with a special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in coastal and other resource-poor areas. AKF (EA) works in five sectors including Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society enhancement. Over the last several years, AKF (EA)’s programs have evolved and expanded in response to government policies, beneficiary demand and assessment of needs. In order to optimize AKF (EA)’s efficiency and effectiveness as a development actor in the region, it seeks to support and improve innovations that create viable solutions to community problems that impede development.

Are you interested in finding innovative ways to improve education opportunities for children of East Africa? AKF is seeking dynamic, creative and experienced Policy Associate (PA) to work with SESEA Implementing Partners and the Learning & Dialogue Committee to use the evidence generated through the SESEA research agenda to facilitate engagement with authorities and other actors towards the adoption policies and practices that improve and sustain learning outcomes. The PA will do this by supporting the implementing partners using a wide range of approaches, such as dissemination, public dialogue, media engagement and persuasive lobbying.

The SESEA project is currently in its first quarter of its fourth year of implementation, and is scheduled to end in 31st December 2017. This position will therefore be project-funded for a period of 18 months, and will be based at the Project Coordinating Unit in Nairobi.

I. Job Objective:

The selected candidate will play a key role in support to project implementing partners to undertake learning and dialogue events and facilitate SESEA’s participation in public debates and other opportunities to influence education policy

II. Responsibilities:

Support partners to undertake learning and dialogue events

  • Review learning products, concept notes, policy analyses, reports and briefings with recommendations for changes in the policy and practice from the research and implementing partners (RIPs)
  • Support and work with RIPs on prioritized areas of research and analysis to inform education policy development in the SESEA countries.
  • Work with the RIPs to ensure that the SESEA Learning and Dialogue agenda is informed by, aligned with and contributes to broad national priorities in east Africa.
  • Ensure strong gender analysis in all our policy work.
  • Monitor policy and political debates and developments on current issues in education and follow up on policy commitments made by actors.
  • Support the RIPs in organizing Learning and Dialogue events as may be required from time to time

Facilitate SESEA’s participation in public debates and other opportunities to influence education policy

  • Identify, secure and link RIPs to opportunities to communicate SESEA research evidence through writing articles, online debate and public speaking.
  • Network with colleagues in other NGOs and academic institutions, including those in the global North, to share emerging policy issues and develop joint thinking.
  • Work with agency communications media colleagues to collect and place media stories, and support other relevant staff to act as issue spokespeople.

III. Person Specification:

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, education or other relevant subject.
  • At least two years’ experience of policy analysis and research on education issues gained in a public policy, NGO or academic environment
  • Excellent knowledge of development including a strong understanding of power relations and the political forces which shape education policy in East Africa
  • Experience of influencing government authorities and politicians
  • An understanding of the importance of improved and sustainable learning outcomes in development and gender analysis skills.
  • Experience of networking and contact building in political, academic or NGO settings
  • Experience of using (social) media in a professional context A strong commitment to AKDN’s values, including those on women’s rights.

Desirable

  • A post graduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Experience working closely with NGOs from developing countries, ideally in the field of policy, advocacy or campaigns.
  • Knowledge of debates and trends in education, development finance and aid, particularly around strengthening education systems
  • Experience of briefing media or being a media spokesperson
  • Understanding of the role of the private sector in development, informed by critical contextual perspectives, as well as by experience engaging with the private sector.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into clear and concise lobbying and campaigning briefings and materials
  • Excellent negotiation and presentational skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and across cultures
  • Ability and enthusiasm to speak in public forums and take part in public debates online
  • Ability to prepare strategic plans
  • A proven ability to work in diverse teams of a consortium; strong collaborative and team–building skills
  • Proven computer literacy with the ability to adopt new digital platforms
  • Quantitative skills, command of excel and statistical software
  • Skills in desk-based research skills, and in action research methods

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV including contact information of three referees by 29th April**, 2016** to the Human Resources Officer, Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) by e-mail to: recruitment@akfea.org.