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Kenya: Learning and Development Manager – Global

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better.

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and capable learning and development professional to join and complement an existing global Human Resource team.

This is an opportunity to create and promote learning in support of Practical Action’s global ambition to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to, poverty. With a focus on enabling the individual and organisational capabilities essential for the success of our business plans, this is both a strategic and a ‘hands-on’ role that will align, create and demonstrate measurable impact on the ground. As the learning and development expert for our global organisation, this is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and deliver a programme of creative and impactful learning activities and to partner with technical experts and global teams across a wide range of learning priorities – from induction and people skills through to technical or finance training.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference and, if you feel you have the talent and passion to help transform lives, then we would like to hear from you!

In return we offer:

  • A contributory pension scheme, where Practical Action contribute
  • Generous annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Life Assurance

This role is full time and offered on a two year fixed term contract. This is a UK team role based in Nairobi, Kenya. There will be significant international travel.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya. Local salary and terms and conditions will apply.

How to apply:

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions and can offer innovative learning solutions then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to https://practicalaction.org/blueoctopus/vacancies/view/77082 and submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability.

The closing date for this role is Friday 3rd August. Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

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Kenya: Programme Development and Partnership Manager

Organization: Islamic Relief
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

Base Location: Nairobi – 80% and 20% Field

Ref: PDPM/IPD-AF/0718

Contract: 12 months Fixed Term

Salary: £32,756 per annum, separate benefits packages (expats only).

Closing Date: 30th July 2018 11:59 PM

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of Programme Development and Partnership Management. The candidate will manage the national finance function and effective control of all financial matters ensuring reporting and compliance with donors and Islamic Relief financial guidelines.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, International Relation/ or other relevant discipline
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Proven experience with an NGO in a senior programme funding position(s) involving proposal development and donor liaison.
  • Experience of working in a country team and providing support from a distance
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Project, SPSS).
  • Sympathetic with aims, values & objectives of Islamic Relief.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

Please note that CV's will NOT be accepted.

How to apply:

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack under the relevant role on our website http://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us and forward the completed form to Expat.Careers@irworldwide.org by the closing date.

Kenya: Finance Manager – Kenya

Organization: Islamic Relief
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

Location: Kenya, Nairobi

Ref: FM/IPD-Af/0618

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary: £31,600 per annum + Separate Benefits Package (Expat Only)

Closing date: 10th July 2018

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of finance manager in Kenya. The candidate will manage the national finance function and effective control of all financial matters ensuring reporting and compliance with donors and Islamic Relief financial guidelines.

The successful candidate must have or be:

· Bachelor’s degree in Finance, MBA will be an added advantage.

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers.

· Ability to work independently and provide initiative in improving finance/administration functions.

· Problem solving skills.

· Ability to develop and build capacities of staff

· Previous experience working overseas, preferably with an NGO

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

· screening clearance

· receipt of satisfactory references

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack under the relevant role on our website http://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us and forward the completed form to Expat.Careers@irworldwide.org by the closing date.

Kenya: Regional Director – RESA

Organization: Plan International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018

The Organisation

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, especially those focused on gender equality.

Our organisation is transforming itself to meet this significant challenge everywhere we work.

We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

The Role

As Regional Director, you will be responsible for providing leadership to Plan International’s work across 13 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, ensuring that it aligns with and contributes to Plan International’s global strategy and performance standards.

Plan International is going through considerable change globally and in the region, so key to the role is the ability to lead and manage change effectively.

You will be expected to strengthen and develop a high performing leadership team in the region; challenge assumptions; promote innovation in our programming, influence and processes; strengthen Plan International’s external engagement; and raise standards in all areas of Plan International programmes, influencing and operations in the region.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on the leadership of Plan International’s work in an evolving region, ensuring continued relevance and increased impact in fulfilling the rights of children, especially girls, and their communities and strengthening their opportunities for the future.

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in this challenging and varied role, you must be able to deliver across three key areas:

Creativity: You must be able to come up with new and effective solutions to the problems of the region, and identify new opportunities for fundraising and to develop our programmes and influencing work. You will be a strong innovator, able to influence others and communicate with a wide range of audiences both within and outside the organisation.

Change: You must be able to effectively manage change throughout the regions, taking the steps that are necessary to ensure Plan International in the region can advance children’s rights and gender equality. You should be skilled at leading people through times of significant transition, ensuring they are informed and engaged. Through your work, you will position Plan International in the region as an organisation that is equipped to respond to the needs of children, especially girls, and have a lasting impact on their lives and futures.

Coaching: You must be able to lead your team onto bigger and better things! You will be skilled at building the capacity of your staff, enabling them to respond to new challenges. You must be able to foster a positive culture of transparency and accountability, ensuring staff across the region live and breathe Plan International’s values (outlined below) and are focused on its goals.

You must be fluent in both written and verbal English. The knowledge of other languages relevant for the region (Portuguese, Arabic, French) would also be beneficial.

Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.

We are open and accountable

We strive for lasting impact

We work well together

We are inclusive and empowering

Type of Role: 3-year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Nairobi, Kenya – with travel both regionally and globally

Salary: Circa $115,000.00 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Closing Date: Sunday 10th June 2018

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply:

https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Nairobi-Regional-Director-RESA-110/477949901/?locale=en_GB

Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

This role provides a learning opportunity for the incumbent as they work closely with the Nilinde Service Delivery Partners (SDPs) and other stakeholders to promote employment, enterprise and the establishment of sustainable livelihoods among youths living within the targeted OVC households and communities.

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Work with Service Delivery Partners (SDPs), relevant line ministries, private sector players, community based organizations (CBOs) and targeted households to avail relevant youth-friendly training, coaching and mentoring in: savings, micro-enterprise development, farm enterprise development, financial literacy, life skills, employability skills, technical and vocational education training (TVET), entrepreneurship and small business management.
  • Engage financial services providers such as MFIs, banks, SACCOs etc. and other relevant stakeholders to explore and promote development of innovative youth-friendly financial services/products for the targeted youths within OVC households.
  • Work with the SDPs and other relevant partners to customize and tailor-make identified value chain development activities, vocational training opportunities and labour development initiatives to accommodate and benefit the targeted youths.

Education Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in community development, entrepreneurship or business administration

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

  • Work with various project stakeholders e.g. communities, OVCs, PLWHIV, GoK, County Governments
  • Know how to implement projects with PLWHIV and vulnerable communities
  • Documentation and report writing skills
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Build effective teams and partnerships

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  1. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Mombasa

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Plan International Procurement Graduate Internships

Plan International Procurement Graduate Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

To consolidate and track annual procurement plans and purchase requests, to keep the user informed of the procurement progress. In addition this role generates and shares various SCM reports with the SCM team and the user departments. To carry out procurement activities for goods and services as per laid down procurement policies procedures and processes while maintaining high standards of integrity and accountability

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Management of Supplier Database and Contracts
  • Stores and Logistics
  • Consolidation of annual Procurement Plans.
  • Tracking of Purchase Requests and Purchase orders.
  • Procurement reports
  • Management and follow up of Purchase Requests (PRs) & Requests for Quotations
  • Timely processing & dispatch of purchase orders
  • Cost Savings & other initiatives
  • Capacity Building and Support.
  • Supplier Relationship management

Education Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in Procurement & Supplies Management or Supply Chain Management

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

Be able to qualify and work as a procurement officer

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  2. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location:Kilifi

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Plan International Finance Internships

Plan International Finance Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

This job role provides a learning opportunity for the finance intern. The incumbent will be reporting to the Senior Accountant.  S/he will be a learning assistant in the finance department.  The post holder does not directly manage a budget or approve any spending. This position does not have direct reports.

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Learn how to review all financial commitment and payments to ensure compliance to organisation policies and budget availability.
  • Learn to post approved invoices into the SAP system in preparation for payments.
  • Learn the payment process in SAP to enable payment processing and forwarding of remittance to vendors.
  • Learn how to manage staff and vendor accounts, follow up on outstanding advances and compile and submit a report to the Senior Accountant.
  • Learn how to prepare monthly schedules for withheld taxes and filing of the withholding tax forms.
  • Learn how to prepare suppliers reconciliation reports.
  • Learn how to prepare financial reports.

Education Qualifications Required

  • Graduate with a degree in Finance/Accounting or related field.
  • At least CPA Part 2 or other professional qualifications in accounting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

  • Understanding and usage of financial system ( SAP)
  • Analytical  skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Financial Reporting skills
  • Working with finance and non-finance teams

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  1. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location:Nairobi

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Kenya: Communication Manager, P-4, USSC Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

How can you make a difference?

Accountable for developing, managing, co-ordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF’s mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.

This post will not be moving to Mogadishu. However, periodic travel is expected.

Communication strategy

Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

  • Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan. Strategy and work plan include: an environmental and stakeholder assessment; objectives; target audiences; messages and media mix; resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • UNICEF’s rights- and results-based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the communication strategy, work plan and products.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Media relations

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

  • Promote a better understanding of, respect and support for children’s and women’s rights and issues by carrying out media, information and education activities in support of UNICEF-assisted development programmes or humanitarian efforts in the country.
  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, the field and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats. Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Networking and partnerships

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continuallydeveloped contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy.

  • Develop, maintain and update partners contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor, evaluate and share results and findings with partners.
  • Celebrities and special events

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s effort and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals.

  • Develop, maintain and update celebrities contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working with celebrities, including special events, media opportunities, field trips etc.
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of Goodwill Ambassadors, National Committee representatives, Executive Board members etc. including preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and necessary logistic arrangements. Highlight the achievements of the country programme. Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Global priorities and campaigns

    In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.

  • Support the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials and activities. Work plan should anticipate the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.
  • Develop and deploy country office communication capacity to gather/facilitate the content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Resource mobilization support

    Ensure that global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.

  • Mobilize country office communication capacity to support and gather/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fund-raising.
  • Mobilize resources for fund-raising support by regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Management

    Ensure that human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are both effectively managed and optimally used.

  • Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Identify, recruit and supervise staff, technical resources and consultants as necessary. Conduct and Implement effective performance planning, monitoring, performance development programme as required.
  • Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery as well as a rigorous and transparent approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Monitoring and evaluation

    Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of communication performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, and these communication indicators are incorporated or fed forwarded in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the communications objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit UNICEF’s communication work.
  • Capacity building and support

    Ensure that the Representative/Senior or Regional Communication Officer and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building communication capacity among country communication team, media and other relevant partners.

  • Advise UNICEF management, colleagues and staff on media strategy and implications for action and policies proposed.
  • Support communication activities through knowledge management, information exchange and building capacity of the country communications team. Enable appropriate advocacy andcommunication training, access to information, supplies and equipment, and developing training and orientation material.
  • Assist the Programme Communication Officer in the development of communication tools and/or strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training.
  • Donor relations/reports oversight

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education:Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations. *First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience:Eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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    Remarks:

    * Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    * Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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

    *This post will not be moving to Mogadishu. However, periodic travel is expected

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511776

    Kenya: Child Protection Specialist (Systems building), P-4, Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the general guidance of the Chief Child Protection, the position is accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various elements of the Child Protection systems to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives through advocacy and the provision of technical support for legal reforms, policy development, networking and capacity building. The Child Protection Specialist will contribute to development of plan and implementation of activities in the justice sector, national efforts to strengthen social welfare workforce and build capacity of partners to design and implement child protection systems. The incumbent will promote inter-sectoral partnerships leading to responsive child protection systems building on the strengths of issue-specific and which addresses specific forms of vulnerability. The position will also contribute to synergize the work of United Nations agencies to achieve child protection results, including in humanitarian actions, working closely with the Protection Cluster, Child Protection Sub-cluster and the Justice and Correction Technical Working Group in Somalia.

    Programme Planning, Development and Management.

  • Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral collaborative partnerships in planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate; and complete monitoring and analysis; and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input, leading to responsive child protection systems. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions relating to Child Protection programme. Provide technical support to Government, and stakeholders at all levels in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection legal and policy frameworks, coordination and service delivery (through systems building as well as social change), in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.
  • Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals

  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes; and forge broad-based partnerships to raise awareness and stimulate open dialogue on the rights of the child while leveraging resources for children in partnership with other sectors such as Education, Health, Protection and WASH sectors.
  • Knowledge Management.

  • Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country; using the know-how of academic and knowledge institutions to collect, analyze and use relevant data to further understanding of both formal and non-formal child protection mechanisms.
  • Rights-Based and Results-Based Approach.

  • Promote the quality of rights-based Child Protection [programmes through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches, collaborating with key partners to address the multiple aspects of the protective environment; and to bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or inter-sectoral management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.

  • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches, with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender and sex aggregated data
  • Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.

  • Ensure programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, with involvement of all stakeholders. Ensure contributions to the preparation of annual Child Protection sector status reports, with contribution of all media partners.
  • UNICEF and Government Accountability.

  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability; and to orientate and train Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF supply and non-supply policies and procedures. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
  • Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.

  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
  • Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts in order to: enhance collaboration with media, civil society and involvement of children and their families to support positive practices; engage dialogue with private sector on good practices and corporate social responsibility; and strengthen partnerships with bilateral and multilateral organizations, including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and regional development Banks, to generate greater investment in sectors with child justice responsibility.
  • Collaborate with other Programme/Project Officers to ensure the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Child Protection programme planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Child Justice project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Child Protection programme goals with all key partners.
  • In line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, strengthen partnerships with child protection humanitarian actors within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) mechanism and the JSC for preparedness, contingency planning and response.
  • Qualification of Successful Candidate

  • Education: An advanced university degree in Development, Law, Human Rights or a related technical field.
  • Work Experience:Eight years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including international work experience for IP. Background/familiarity with Emergency required. Experience in child protection systems design and implementation will be an asset.
  • Language Proficiency:Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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

    Remarks

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=510072

    Motor Vehicle Dealer’s Workshop Jobs in Hargeisa Somaliland

    Our client a Motor Vehicle Dealer based in Hargeisa Somaliland is seeking to recruit a highly talented and motivated motor vehicle repairs and maintenance personnel to work in a state of the art workshop. 

    The positions open includes;

    Electro-Mechanic


    Reports To: Maintenance Foreman

    Job Summary: Perform skilled electrical and mechanical work to diagnose, maintain,  repair, rebuild, overhaul, service and inspect vehicles and equipment. Inspecting, maintaining and repairing all electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment and vehicles in accordance with OEM instructions.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Instruct other workers in the maintenance and repair of cars and all types of equipment.
    • Repair lighting, heating, brakes and related systems of cars.
    • Perform electronic fabrication and assembly tasks such as soldering and repairing of electrical wiring.
    • Perform safety and preventive maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, rebuilding, and overhauling on all parts of cars.
    • Respond to service failures (road calls) as required.
    • Record completed inspections and repairs using forms or electronic software systems.
    • Complete written reports as required.
    • Perform work on DC electrical systems.
    • Operate a computer terminal to log work orders and parts maintenance. 
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
    • Perform inspection, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle electrical and electronic systems including but not limited to propulsion, braking, cab signal and train control systems, door systems, intercoms and public address systems
    • Perform inspection, service, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle mechanical systems and car-shell, including but not limited to HVAC, drive units, trucks, couplers and brakes.
    • Respond to service failures as required
    • Utilize shop tools and test equipment such as wheel true machine, forklifts, table-lifts, hoists, cranes, power tools, specialized measuring tools, electronic test equipment, laptop computers and hand tools
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area
    • Ability to comply with all safety rules and instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment
    • Record completed inspections and repairs using the Maintenance management System and other software tools; complete written reports as required
    • Operate trains within the confines of the shop mechanical tracks and storage yard

    Qualifications:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquires, etc. in English
    • An Associate’s Degree or Accredited Secondary School Diploma and successful achievement of industry required licenses or certifications Automotive Maintenance Technology program.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience maintaining and repairing electro-mechanical systems and equipment preferably at a senior level. Heavy equipment mechanic or light rail Electrical Multiple Unit vehicle experience preferred
    • The ability to use equipment diagnostics systems such as found in Automotive Maintenance Software Applications
    • Must be able to pass the required training and examinations to become a Qualified Maintenance.
    • Ability to comply with all safety rules and instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment
    • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision
    • Ability to read and interpret operating and maintenance manuals, schematics, prints and instructions typically used in the position
    • Must be able to work scheduled overtime and be available for non-scheduled emergency call outs outside of assigned work hours
    • Must be able to work 3rd shift, weekends
    • Must be a strong mechanic with mid- senior level experience.
    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Positive work ethics
    Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination including a physical ability assessment related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the position.

    Automotive Diagnostic Technician

    Reports: To Maintenance Foreman

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • As a General Diagnostic Technician, one will be working in a total car care repair center, with jobs ranging from standard maintenance to transmission R&R, to electrical diagnostics and everything in between. The job holder  will be responsible for explaining technical diagnoses and needed repairs to service staff and team members.
    • Other responsibilities of the General Diagnostic Technician will include:
    • Diagnose and repair automotive systems — brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, air conditioning and computer systems
    • Transmission Removal and Installation
    • Assist other technicians in performing technical activities
    • Continuously learn new information and techniques
    • Keep store management aware of mechanical repair problems and inventory supply needs
    • Maintain an organized work environment.

    Job Requirements

    •  To be qualified for the General Diagnostic Technician position, you must have at least 5+ years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving, and repair experience. 
    • The General Diagnostic Technician is also required to provide strong leadership skills and a customer-focused attitude to go along with a high level of motivation and energy.

    Other requirements include:

    • Appropriate Diagnostic tools necessary for service performed
    • Ability to communicate solutions to others
    • Must be punctual and bring a positive attitude to work everyday
    • Strong knowledge of electrical systems
    • Multi-tasking ability
    • ASE Certifications / Master ASE certification is preferred but not required
    • Safe working knowledge of shop tools and equipment such as Scanners, electrical diagnostic equipment, AC recovery equipment, Fluid Exchange Equipment, Lift operation.
    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Positive work ethics
    Wheels & Tyre Fitter

    The  position holder will be responsible for all wheels and tyres related repair and maintenance issues including diagnosis, computerized wheel balancing, wheel alignment, fitting wheels and tyres.

    What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation packages based upon experience
    • Daytime work hours
    • Accommodations
    • And other benefits.

    Kindly indicate your current and expected salary.