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NGO Field Officers/Research Jobs in Kenya

NGO Field Officers/Research Jobs in Kenya

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach health facilities across East Africa. The Aga Khan Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation. The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa- Bay, Kapsabet, Migori, with plans to spread to Bomet. With the ongoing expansion we seek to recruit professionals for the following vacant positions:

The Hospital is seeking dynamic and qualified health professionals for the recently funded Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health project that started in April 2016 in Kisii.

The team is expected to take lead in implementing the objectives of the five-year Access to Quality Care through Extending and Strengthening Health Systems (AQCESS) Project in Kenya. AQCESS is a multi-country project of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), funded by the Global Affairs Canada and Aga Khan Foundation, Canada.

The project seeks to improve health outcomes of women of reproductive age and children by enhancing the availability and utilization of essential health services for pregnant women, newborns and children under age of five and improving the quality of these services. The team will be responsible for the implementation of the project in the sub county of Bomachoge- Borabu in Kisii County.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing assigned project related activities at the community level in Bomachoge-Borabu sub – county.
  • Support the establishing / strengthening of the community level structures to achieve project targeted health promotion indicators at the community level in collaboration with the project team and the MoH.
  • Planning and implementing capacity building / training related activities carried out by the project.
  • Play a key role in strengthening the eHealth interventions of the project need analysis, implementation, set up and maintenance of the services and equipment.

Requirements

  • Diploma / Higher diploma in Social development, community health and development or any other relevant qualification.
  • Experience in implementing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health interventions through community health structures will be an added advantage.
  • Competent knowledge of the use of Microsoft Excel spread sheets, Word, Access.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in the field to promote Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health tapping into community resources and linkages.
  • Experience in gender, establishing Community Health structures and early child development is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working at the village and first level health care facility in rural settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a large team of field staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary to ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org on or before 27th April, 2018. Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu does not solicit any funds for purposes of recruitment.

Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer

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Sotik Tea Companies Nurse Job Vacancy,April 2018

We are an organization located in a rural environment 50 kms from Kericho Town consisting of tea estates and two highly automated tea factories producing black tea.

We have an innovative approach to the growing and manufacture of tea and pride ourselves in the quality of our personnel and our productivity.

Applications are invited for the above mentioned position.

Requirements:

  • Should be a Kenyan Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) – Diploma Holder.
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Regulatory Body.
  • Work experience of more than 3 years in a busy Medical Health facility.
  • Either male or female.
  • Proactive, Self-motivated, Dynamic and Result oriented.
  • Honest, a keen learner and a person who pays attention to details.
  • Good computer skills will be an added advantage.

Duties:

  • Administer treatment prescriptions.
  • Medical examinations.
  • Counseling and testing of HIV/ AIDS.
  • Attending mothers to child clinics (immunization).
  • Field audit, ensuring clinic cleanliness and checking of the first aids boxes.
  • Any other duties allocated

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send hand written application letters attaching copies of the certificates So as to reach the following on or before 6th April, 2018:-

Field Executive Sotik Tea Companies P.O. Box Private Bag – 20406 Sotik

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Massive Recruitment by Aga Khan Hospital, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu


Exciting Career Opportunity

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach health facilities across East Africa.

The Aga Khan Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa- Bay, Kapsabet, Migori, with plans to spread to Bomet.

With the ongoing expansion we seek to recruit a professional for the following vacant position:

Resident Radiologist

Overall Responsibility: The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the provision of radiological services to both inpatient and outpatients. He/she will also be expected to be an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team and contribute to the continuing professional development programs in the Hospital.

Requirements

·         M.Med in Radiology or Post Graduate Qualification from a recognized institution.

·         Must be Registered/Licensed by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

·         Three years of post-graduate working experience in general radiography, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, Doppler and Fluoroscopy.

·         Experience and skills in reporting on 1.5 tesla MRI, Cardiac CT, Dual Energy CT and work station knowledge for cross sectional imaging is preferred.

·         Good public relations and communication skills.

Assistant Internal Auditor

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Internal Auditor the successful candidate will be responsible for facilitation of audits improvements in operations and provide independent and objective assurance and consulting services agreed by Head of Audit and the Board.

He / She will also contribute to the achievement of AKHK objectives by instilling systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Other Responsibilities

·         Undertake audit assignments as per the Annual Audit Plan from initial contact with client to preparation of reports.

·         Draft audit program for each audit to be agreed by the Head of Audit or Regional Internal Auditor.

·         Undertake analysis of financial and non-financial data, evaluate the results for reporting to the client.

·         Document key business processes to assist in evaluation of reliability, integrity and effectiveness of information systems.

·         Formulate, recommend and implement recommendations for improvements to systems and procedures following audits.

·         Follow up audit recommendations to ensure that clients are taking agreed actions to improve systems and controls.

Requirements

·         Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) with CPA(K)

·         Internal Audit Certification

·         Three (3) years’ experience in Internal Audit.

·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational and public relations skills.

·         Microsoft Office as well as substantive experience in data mining & analytics skills.

·         Ability to work under minimum supervision.

·         High degree of confidentiality.

Debtors Officer

(2 Positions)

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Assistant Manager Finance (Debtors Section) the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts receivable, ensuring proper reconciliations, debt collection and allocations, ensuring proper record management and reporting.

Requirements

·         Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA (K) will be an added advantage.

·         Possession of a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting/ Finance will be an added advantage.

·         Minimum 4 years hands-on experience in a busy finance establishment.

·         Good Interpersonal skills i.e. communication and negotiation skills.

·         Problem solving and analytical skills.

Resident Anaesthesiologist

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Head of Department the successful candidate will be responsible for efficient delivery of anesthesiology services to patients, mentoring junior doctors, assisting with critical patients in the ACU among others.

Key Responsibilities

·         Planning anesthesia services through thorough review of patients pre, intra and post operatively

·         Giving anesthesia

·         Responding to emergencies that require the input of an anesthesiologist

·         Sharing on-call responsibilities in anesthesia

·         Being part of the team that looks after critical patients in acute care unit

·         Teaching and mentoring of junior Doctors

Requirements and Experience

·         Master’s Degree of Medicine in Anesthesia from a University recognized in Kenya

·         Bachelor Degree of anesthesia and ICU or Medicine & Surgery

·         Minimum 2 years work experience as an anesthesiologist

·         Specialist Recognition as an anesthesiologist desirable

Skills and Competencies

·         Good communication skills.

·         Be flexible and result oriented.

·         Be ardent scientist with good clinical judgement

·         Have a good understanding of quality processes within the department of anesthesiology

·         Be in good standing with the Medical Board

Customer Service Manager

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivery and sustainability of excellent customer service experience and promote the culture of service excellence across the main Hospital and Outreach Health Centers.

Other Responsibilities

Strategy and leadership (20%)

·         Review, formulate and implement policies, strategies and plans to institutionalize the culture of service excellence.

Achievement of customer experience (30%)

·         Carryout across the board customer service assessments, review, recommend and implement the agreeable intervention measures.

·         Be the focal point for effective review and implementation of AKHK customer service charter

·         Play the role of the customers advocate to ensure they receive quality service from all functions of the hospital.

·         Provide oversight to multidisciplinary teams to ensure achievement of customer experience.

·         Implement the Customer Events Calendar for the year and recognized world and national events

·         Provide oversight to the successful implementation of customer satisfaction surveys

·         Direct, monitor and implement Customer Service Performance indicators-TAT and manage accurate daily, weekly and monthly quantitative reports to guide decision making.

·         Effectively manage customer/client feedback with appropriate tools and approaches such as Customer Engagement forums, Customer Focus Weeks and provide oversight to customer initiatives across different customer segments.

People and Team Work (30%)

·         Oversee effective stakeholders managements to achieve excellent customer service

·         Utilize teamwork and synergies to attain the required customer service experience.

·         Guided capacity building programs on service excellence model

Complaints Handling (10%)

·         Ensure effective management of customer complaints both internal and external

·         Set up institutional structures to motor, track and ensure customers concerns and resolved promptly.

Reporting & Control (10%)

·         Responsible for production of timely customer service reports based on key performance indicators

·         Implement effective tracking on customer service improvement plans

Requirements and Experience

·         Master’s Degree in either of the following disciplines, Business Administration, Marketing, PR/ Communication or related studies

·         Bachelor Degree in similar disciplines will also be considered.

·         Working knowledge of customer service software, databases and tools

·         Awareness of industry’s latest technology trends and applications

·         Ability to think strategically and to lead.

·         Strong client-facing and communication skills

·         Customer service orientation

·         Over five (5) years of relevant experience.

Radiographer / Sonographer – Kapsabet Medical Centre

(Re – Advertisement)

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Radiology Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for providing safe, efficient, high quality diagnostic imaging services through the use of modern imaging technology that includes computerized X-ray machine and multi probe ultrasound unit.

Key Responsibilities

·         The purpose of this position is to undertake initial patient evaluation, provide diagnostic radiographs, and perform ultrasound and Doppler examinations by capturing images of diagnostic value.

·         Ensure radiation safety measures and protection are observed to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety to patient’s staff and self.

·         Ensure scheduled maintenance, and calibration of medical equipment’s are in place and followed.

·         Ensure accurate documentation and care of patients’ records.

Requirements

·         Higher Diploma in Ultrasound

·         Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences

·         Two (2) years working experience in similar position

·         Registered and licensed by The Kenya Radiation Protection Board

·         A member of Society of radiographers in Kenya (SORK).

·         High level of confidentiality, discretion and trustworthiness.

·         Good communication skills.

·         Have a good understanding of quality processes within the department of radiology.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary to ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org on or before 26th March, 2018.

Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu does not solicit any funds for purposes of recruitment.

“Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer”

NGO Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) Assistant Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

NGO Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) Assistant Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Full-time

Company Description

SNV is a non-profit international development organisation established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local  families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and operate in Agriculture & Food Security, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and the vast majority are nationals of the countries where we work.

Programme Overview

SNV has been engaged by DFID under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Results Programme (WASH) to reach 2.73 million people with hygiene promotion and support at least 2.084 million people to gain to access to sanitation through the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) results programme. The SSH4A Programme aims to improve access to sanitation and hygiene for rural populations in nine (8 in Africa and 1 in Asia) countries of operation. The SSH4A approach aims at ending open defecation, stimulating business people to offer affordable toilets, encouraging communities to maintain safe hygiene by washing hands and supporting the county government to fulfil the constitutional right to a reasonable standard of sanitation for all its residents. In Kenya, SNV is implementing this exciting programme in a total of fourteen sub counties that are spread in four counties namely Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay, Kericho and Kilifi.

Job Description

The main role of the M&E Assistant will be to review and analyse data from the various county reports on programme implementation under the guidance and supervision of the Country Project Leader. In addition, the M&E Assistant will review the data capture tools and support in the uploading of the same into the mobile applications.

Responsibilities

  • Review county reports and consolidate into country report templates
  • Organize the various country data sets for the programme
  • Prepare monthly reports on programme progress as guided by the supervisor
  • Revise and update tools used for data collection
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • First degree in statistics, economics, commerce or other related fields such as information technology, social sciences or public health. A Diploma in health informatics with at least 3 years’ experience in handling large datasets is also accepted.
  • Excellent understanding and experience in use of MS Excel
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Stata or SPSS for doing data manipulation and exploratory analysis.
  • Experience in developing forms for mobile phone applications for data collection. Working knowledge of ODK will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisation and planning skills

Additional Information

Contract duration

The position is offered on a National Contract for a term of 1 year with possible extension.

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer
opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

Deadline for application: 22nd March 2018

Kenya Tea Growers Association Jobs

The Organisation: The Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) is a BMO for the large tea producers that promotes the common interests of the members in the cultivation and manufacture of tea as well as enhancement of good industrial relations and sound wage policies for the workers. 

The Association also endeavors to promote industry leadership and foster profitable growth in harmony with good corporate citizenship and a sustainable approach to business.
 

The association wishes to recruit a Legal / Advocacy Officer to drive its advocacy agendas arising out of the emerging and high impacting business environment.
 

Role Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the Legal / Advocacy Officer will assist the Association in coordinating issues of common interest in industrial relations, production & processing of tea matters, undertake legal, advocacy and lobbying activities to the best interest of the Association

Principal Accountabilities

  • Offer legal advice to the Association on topical issues affecting or likely to affect the Association
  • Offer legal advice to Association members and sponsored institutions and represent them in legal disputes.
  • Prepare the Association contractual instruments including those for the Association sponsored Institutions.
  • Prepare Advocacy / lobbying proposals and briefs and participates in driving the associations advocacy and lobbying agendas
  • Monitors upcoming legislations both at National and County levels and other statutory bodies and advises the Association and recommends on appropriate interventions
  • Promote Industrial relations within the association membership

The Person

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law with extensive experience in such areas as litigation, legal analysis, lobbying and advocacy practices:
  • Strong knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws, International Labour Standards, Industrial Relations Practice in Kenya, Industry Standards and Trends in the Labour Market.
  • Good knowledge of the current trends in Tea and related industries.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Devolved and National legislative processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, application of strong legal rigor, discretion and high integrity are imperative
  • Updated member of the LSK
  • Strong Computer knowledge and Skills.
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience
Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply
 

Resumes and application letters should be sent outlining suitability for this position to the following address. 

Deadline for applications is 5th January 2018. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.


The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Tea Growers Association
P.O. Box 320, Kericho
 

RTI International Finance and Administration Manager

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multi – disciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

 

RTI International is currently seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES) in Kenya that aims to enhance employability of Kenyan youth (Ages 18-35) for increased wage and self-employment, underemployed youth who have not completed secondary school. 

K-YES project is a 5 year activity that will result in increased workforce competitiveness in the sectors targeted currently implementing in Nairobi, Kwale, Kericho Bungoma, Garissa, Kisii, West Pokot, Migori & Nyeri Counties. 

We seek to recruit a Finance and Administration Manager to be based in Nairobi Office.


Finance and Administration Manager – Nairobi

 
The Finance and Administration Manager is expected to drive best practices in financial management, human resources management and administrative management within the organization to maximize efficiency and growth.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees the finance, operations and administration functions for this large, complex project and ensures compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.
  • Oversees finance, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the project, and requesting direction from RTI regional office and headquarters business partners as needed.
  • Works closely with COP, DCOP, technical staff, regional staff, pertinent RTI home office staff and appropriate USAID staff when necessary to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
  • Work closely with key RTI staff, government officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws (i.e. taxes, shipping, customs, registration), while integrating with current systems and procedures.
  • Provide training and guidance to County coordinators, technical team, field finance staff and COP on managing project expenses to annual work plan and contract budgets.
  • Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).
  • Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project.
  • Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.
  • Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree and 9 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) qualification is required.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Prior experience overseeing finance and administration for a USAID-funded project of a similar size and complexity is required.
  • Knowledge of applicable USG procurement, assistance, rules and regulations, as well as administrative policies and techniques is required.
  • Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills.
  • Proven track record of problem-solving and conflict mitigation.
  • Strong management experience, ability to manage up and manage a large team of supervisees.
  • Results-oriented, team player and ability to follow guidelines and controls required of the position.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is strongly preferable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Please Note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

Solidaridad Coffee Producers Project Baseline Study

Solidaridad
 

Terms of Reference for a Baseline Study: Scaling Investment for Resilience of East Africa Coffee Producers Project
 

Preamble: Solidaridad strives to be an organization that understands the signs of modern times, seeking to be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its own place and role in society, while simultaneously interacting with Governments and markets. 

 

The organization envisions a world in which all we produce, and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, and the next generations. 

Solidaridad embraces the public-private and people partnerships (PPPP) in order to test innovations, speeding up change and take success to scale. 

Globally, Solidaridad works around coffee and other 12 commodities / sectors 

Background of Coffee Program in East Africa: Kenya’s coffee production continues to be increasingly small-holder, especially in the formally dominated large plantations in the growing areas that border urban centres where the coffee farms are giving way to real estate development. 

Both National and County governments are promoting coffee farming in non-traditional coffee growing areas as well as the rehabilitation of abandoned farms to ensure sustained production. 

The total area under coffee is estimated at 160,000 hectares, about one third of which is the plantation sector and the rests under small holder sector with an estimated 700,000 growers.

In 2015/16, coffee production stood at 47,000 tonnes, up from 45,000 in 2014/15 according to AFFA. This year (2016/17), coffee production declined to around 40,000 tonnes due to prolonged drought. 

The production is expected to increase modestly in the marketing year 2017/2018 due to recovery of farms from the drought conditions, and due to better husbandry practices as farmers respond to improved market prices that prevailed in 2016/17.


Coffee production in Tanzania has stagnated over the years despite the fact that new farms are being established, especially in some rural areas where farmers have opportunities for buying or changing land use. 

The current total number of coffee farmers is 225,947 with 149,318,404 coffee trees and 123,295 hectares. According to Tanzania Coffee Board, the National production for this year (2016/2017) stood at 43,272 tonnes of clean coffee a decline from 59,648 tonnes from the 2015/16 season. 

The production for the 2014/15 marketing year was 41,486. It is, however, expected that the production in the coming season would be better.
 

In Uganda, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has embarked on a Census of the coffee farmers, coffee trees and area under production through a pilot in the near Eastern region of Uganda.

The lessons learned will be used as input to a roll out programme for the whole country. It is on record that there are 1,700,000 coffee farmers with 900,000,000 coffee trees under 781,250 hectares of land in Uganda.
 

The 2016/17 marketing year as per the July 2017 UCDA report, has so far recorded 168,160 tonnes of exported coffee which promises, at the end of the 2016/2017 coffee year to surpass the 228,000 tonnes of the 2015/16 coffee year with part attribution due to improving weather conditions during the period. 

There was low pest load apart from the notorious black coffee twig borer and the red blister disease during the period. 

In 2014/15 coffee year, a total of 207,000 metric tonnes were realized showing an improving Uganda Coffee positioning year on year for the mentioned three-year seasons.

Program Summary:
The coffee program in Solidaridad has over the years been supported by various development partners. 

The current program 2018-2020 dubbed Practice for Change is a multi-country program on 2 main result areas as per Solidaridad Strategic vision: Good practices and Robust Infrastructure.
 

Expected Outcomes

  1. Increase productivity to 4 kg of cherry per tree (baseline is 2 kg per tree) for smallholder coffee farmers and 6 kg of cherry per tree (baseline is 3 kg per tree) for medium scale farmers as result of GP by 2021.
  2. Increase quality by 25% (premium grades reaching 70% from 45%) as result of GP package by 2021.
  3. 20% increase in income for farmers as result of increased coffee productivity & diversification.
  4. 10% women membership and direct access to knowledge and income from coffee by 2021.
  5. Economic and farming performance data available to farmers, cooperatives and financial institutions through ICT solutions.
  6. Farmers access finance to invest in good practices and/or new technologies.
  7. 1M Euro of blended finance secured from financial institutions or investors to implement in good practices and robust infrastructure by 2021.
  8. Improved governance, efficiency and accountability in coffee cooperatives involved in the project.

Study Methodology: The methodology for this study will include both direct and indirect data collection, analysis and cross referencing and formulating recommendations thematically and as area/site specific. 

The Consultant will finalize the methodology to undertake this study in line with the scope of the assessment, presented and refined with the Sponsor during the inception meeting.
 

The methodology used during this assessment will overall, include, but not be limited to the following:
 

a. Review existing relevant secondary information and reports related to the East Africa coffee origin.
 

b. Review of previous Solidaridad coffee project level documents and reports.
 

c. Discuss with key Solidaridad staff, partners and key informants at Office and field implementation levels.
 

d. Carry out field visits in the implementation areas for data collection, observations and triangulation.
 

e. Hold community level participatory meetings and focused group discussions for data collection and information gathering.
 

f. Carry out household level survey for data collection through structured questionnaires.
 

g. Data collection will also entail analysis of climate risks and vulnerability where both secondary data and primary data through qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be done.
 

h. Special emphasis will be put on women spaces, youth engagement and people with disabilities participation, so as to understand and recommend interventions on issues concerning these interest groups from a gender, youth and people with disability inclusion’s perspective.
 

i. Use of data from local institutions or organizations.
 

j. Data analysis and verification of analysed data.
 

Deliverables

1. Work plan and expression of interest (EOI) for the baseline study, outlining;
 

a. A detailed methodology for implementation of the study, including proposed sample sizes.
 

b. Draft data collection tools (The Consultant shall refine proposed standard indicators in reference to the proposed project indicators and the Solidaridad Baseline Guidelines). In addition, a climate vulnerability analysis tool will be required as part of the baseline tool.
 

c. A detailed timeline for the study
 

2. Presentation of survey methodology to Solidaridad team in an inception meeting and to incorporate suggestions in final inception report.
 

3. Draft report of the study for the feedback and comments of Solidaridad and partners involved.
 

4. Presentation on the main findings of the study for validation involving project teams, and other stakeholders as agreed with project team.
 

5. A final report in English with a maximum of not more than 40 pages, excluding annexes and consisting both hard and soft (CD ROM/USB) copies, with the following sections:

  • Executive Summary o Introduction
  • Literature review o Methodology
  • Findings of the study. Study information per indicator shall be presented with gender segregated data. A chapter on climate change vulnerability analysis (CVA) will also be required as one of the key aspects of the report.
  • Conclusions and recommendations as per the project’s outcomes, outputs, activities, and indicators
  • Electronic annexes with the site-by-site raw data used for the analysis.

Scope of Work: The assignment will cover Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In Kenya, it will cover cooperatives in Kirinyaga, Embu, Kericho and Meru.

In Tanzania, it will cover Kilimanjaro landscape whereas in Uganda it covers eastern and western areas.
 

Coordination and Cooperation: The Consultant undertaking the study will work with Solidaridad Regional/Country coordination team.
 

Expert / Consultant’s Profile
 

Individual Consultants or consultancy firms/companies with verifiable research work in the coffee sector are encouraged to express their interests.

  1. Relevant degree(s) in social sciences or development studies,
  2. Strong experience with and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and sampling strategies
  3. Experience with in designing and conducting studies using experimental or quasi-experimental techniques. Experience with longitudinal study designs desired.
  4. Statistical analysis skills and strong proficiency with data analysis packages such a
  5. Proven experience in conducting baseline study surveys and evaluations, preferably on coffee industry
  6. Research experience working with coffee farmers is an added advantage
  7. Excellent communication and written skills in English
Application Process

Applications should be submitted by 10/01/2018.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, those unable to meet the requirement will not be considered. 

Remember that Solidaridad is an equal opportunity employer.

 Each application package should include the following:

  1. A brief proposal for the study with methodology and work plan (not more than 15 pages). The financial proposal should have a budget with breakdowns of different costs involved, to the finer detail. Budget with aggregated figures will not be accepted.
  2. A sample / samples of previous related work.
  3. Updated CVs for lead consultant and team members
  4. Contact details of 3 references with complete contact information.

Consultancy Period: The overall time frame of the assessment will be around 30 working days, which will include inception meetings, finalizing survey methodology, trainings of enumerators, data collection exercise, processing of data analysis, report writing and presenting findings of the survey. 

The team undertaking the study will be fully responsible to administer the study including management of data collection.


All applications should be sent using the contact below in hard copy or Electronic.


Expression of Interest to conduct a Baseline Study: Scaling Investment for Resilience of East Africa Coffee Producers Project


Addressed to:


Stephen Kithuka
Regional Coffee Program Manager
Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre
Kilimani Business Centre, Kirichwa Road, 

P.O Box 42234 – 00100 GPO, 

Nairobi

PowerGen Customer Engagement Associate Job in Kericho

PowerGen Renewable Energy

Job Vacancy: Customer Engagement Associate
 

Job Location: Kericho
 

Employment Type: Permanent

Job Description: PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer, implementer, and operator in East Africa, reshaping the prevailing rural electrification model in the region.  

 

PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.

Customers are at the center of PowerGen’s business model.  First, PowerGen must select and connect the best potential customers.  

Armed with proprietary customer data collected by PowerGen surveyors, the Grid Development team needs to choose which customer to connect to our micro-grids.  

Once they are connected, the Grid Operations team must exceed expectations and provide excellent customer service to maintain customers given alternative energy sources and providers.

PowerGen is working to move beyond basic service to provide premier customer service and engagement throughout our relationship with customers.  

Managing current customers involves quickly resolving all customer complaints as they arise, but is primarily focused on proactively engaging customers to improve their service quality and overall experience.  

There is a continued focus across the company to drive customer engagement projects to improve customer satisfaction and energy use.  

Some projects include: customer outreach methodology and execution (by phone, in person, surveys, etc.), electricity tariff education and marketing campaigns, strategies for detecting and discouraging fraud, improved customer selection criteria, etc.

As a Customer Care Associate, you will be a key member of the PowerGen Kenya Customer Care Team, focusing on supporting our East African customers who use electricity from our micro-grids each day.  

You will report to Associate manager of Customer Engagement and you will work with all existing PowerGen customers.

A more complete – but by no means exhaustive – list of responsibilities is provided below:
 

What You’ll Make Happen:

  • Providing post-installation customer service to micro-grid customers via phone and online channels as well as in-person through customer engagement site visits.
  • Gathering information on current micro-grid issues and creating an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) ticket for each issue escalating it to the PowerGen maintenance team when necessary.
  • Following up on all issues with customers, the PowerGen team, and external partners as necessary until each case is resolved.
  • Assisting with data gathering on the performance and customer behavior of PowerGen’s operational micro-grids.
  • Tracking OIRs and preparing reports for management on grid operations, customer feedback and other data.
  • Coordinating logistics for field work, including transport, accommodation, and planning routes before embarking on any trips to the field.
  • Supervising and training other team members during any and all of the above areas as needed.
  • Completing customer surveys and other data gathering.
  • Train customers on energy use, payment systems, and issue troubleshooting.

What Excites You:

  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged
  • Working both in the office and in the field
  • Contributing to rural electrification in East Africa
  • Building a clean energy future
  • A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do

You Already Have:

  • University degree in related field
  • 2+ years’ relevant work experience in customer service, call center or similar field
  • Willingness to work in shifts
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English, both in written and oral communications
  • Passion for serving and engaging customers
  • Knowledge of the energy, clean tech or utility sectors
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, with exceptional Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Practiced flexibility to lend a hand wherever needed
  • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!

Benefits and Compensation: A competitive package including annual compensation, performance bonuses, health insurance, professional development and team building events. And you’ll be working with a dynamic team of brilliant people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

How to Apply

Aga Khan Hospital Head of Facility Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
 

Exciting Career Opportunity: Head of Facility
 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. 

The hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach health facilities across East Africa. 

 

The Aga Khan Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001 :2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation. 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa- Bay and Kapsabet Counties, with plans to spread to Bomet and Migori counties. 

To achieve its robust growth plan the Hospital seeks to recruit a professional for the following position:
 

Head of Facility
 

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Head of Facility will be responsible for the effective implementation of the strategic objectives of the Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu through short and long range planning for entire facilities, equipment, processes and other resources needed to support new hospital programs and initiatives as envisaged in the strategic plan 2018-2022.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Ensuring optimal functioning of building systems including mechanical, fire/life safety, environmental, by maintaining existing property, facilities, equipment, roadways, ground, power plants, and other physical resources used by hospital staff, visitors, and patients.
  2. Formulate and arrange plans to update facilities systems and reducing operating costs.
  3. Direct effective management of human resources in the department. Maintains effective leadership team and inter-departmental relations
  4. Contribute to the formulation of the budget, monitors financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to control costs and meet established productivity and quality standards.
  5. Maintains efficient and effective department operations while ensuring compliance with and regulatory laws, standards and protocols.
  6. Oversee regular inspection of facilities for repair and maintenance purposes, planning of work required, and estimates of material costs and man hours required..
  7. Administers and monitors service contracts to ensure work is properly performed.
  8. Maintains ongoing relationships with all department to keep abreast of their service needs and to be able to anticipate problems before they become crisis situations.
  9. Supervises and trains hospital staff in the approved practices and procedures for proper facility maintenance and in the implementation and observance of all approved safety procedures to ensure compliance with existing safety regulations.

Requirements and Experiences

  1. Masters in Science (MSc) in either; Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Technology, Properties and Facilities management, Building Construction and Maintenance, or Architecture. Or
  2. Bachelor in Science Degree in one of the field above will be considered.
  3. Diploma in Project Management is essential
  4. Microsoft Office competencies
  5. Be in possession of a Practicing License in any of the above fields and a member of a recognized Professional Association.
  6. Thorough knowledge of the techniques, procedures and processes used for the efficient operation of building services and construction practices.
  7. Analytical and effective communication skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to plan strategically (long and short range) and implement those plans
  9. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups of people, including the ability to persuade others’ decision-making and present information in a positive light.
  10. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with customers to meet identified needs and to cooperatively resolve issues and implement solutions.
  11. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with senior organizational leaders and developing and maintaining relationships with higher management, peers and subordinates and skilled in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation with others.
  12. Demonstrated ability to manage for results in key areas such as clinical quality, service excellence, facility management, people management, and financial management.
  13. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change.
  14. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary team for the benefit of the Hospital as a whole.
  15. Demonstrated ability to control limited healthcare resources by effectively managing AKHS human, financial, technological, and other key resources.
  16. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities, stressors, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers effectively.

How to Apply


Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.


Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer

RTI International Driver Job in Kenya

Career Opportunity: Driver
 

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

 

RTI International is currently seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES) in Kenya that aims to enhance employability of Kenyan youth (Ages 18-35) for increased wage and self-employment, underemployed youth who have not completed secondary school. 

K-YES project is a 5 year activity that will result in increased workforce competitiveness in the sectors targeted currently implementing in Nairobi, Kwale, Kericho Bungoma, Garissa, Kisii, West Pokot, Migori & Nyeri Counties. 

We seek to recruit a Driver to be based in Garissa Office.

The driver will serve as a chauffeur for Nyeri and Garissa project staff, consultants and other visitors as assigned by supervisor. 

S/he will be in charge of maintaining high standard of cleanliness of the project vehicle in his/her custody. 

S/he will also ensure that the project vehicle assigned is well serviced and maintained as required and perform administrative tasks as assigned.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive project / office staff members, consultants and other visitors on project / office business;
  • Provide transportation to and from the airport, hotel, project sites, and other locations as assigned;
  • Ensure that the vehicle has all required registrations / licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained with the vehicle;
  • Ensure vehicle has sufficient amount of gas, maintain the vehicles’ cleanliness, and ensure its security for daily use and proper evening and weekend storage at office site;
  • Read and understand specific vehicle operating manual to ensure the safe and appropriate operations of the vehicle;
  • Obey traffic rules and road signs, negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate smooth running of vehicle movements;
  • Maintain record of trips including kilometers traveled, fuel consumed and cost, and dates of oil changes, all according to established procedures;
  • Produce weekly records of mileage traveled;
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc;
  • Arrange for repairs and regularly scheduled maintenance of the vehicle as per manufacturer’s suggested schedule;
  • Ensure that all regulations are followed in case of an accident and that required paper work is submitted;
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;
  • Pick up and deliver shipments and documents as assigned;
  • Identify any apparent problems such as insecurity during driving operations and report them to the Finance and Administration Assistant;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project / office personnel;

Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Driver / Chauffer experience for at least 3 years with a valid Kenya driver’s license; 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Proof of good driving record; 
  • Experience in driving and familiarity through rural terrain preferred; 
  • Prior experience on USAID-funded projects preferred; 
  • Demonstrated punctuality, attention to detail, professionalism, patience, good humor, flexibility, and overall positive attitude; 
  • Administrative experience with ability to perform computations preferred; 
  • Neat and professional appearance; 
  • Oral and written English language fluency; 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work under pressure.

To Apply

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE and COUNTY in the subject line of the email.

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Please note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process
 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V