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Accountant Job in Kenya, KNYNER SERVICES


KNYNER SERVICES

EXTERNAL ADVERT – VACANCY

  1. JOB DESCRIPTION

Reference:

KS/FD/18/2305

Position:

Accounting Assistant

Introduction:

Our client is searching for a motivated Accounting Assistant who is an excellent multitasker with exceptional communication and time management skills.

Responsibilities:

  1. General bookkeeping and financial data entries
  2. Providing support to the accounting department
  3. Performing basic office administration tasks
  4. Handling communications with clients and vendors via phone, email, and in-person
  5. Processing transactions, issuing checks, and updating ledgers, budgets
  6. Preparing financial reports and tax computation
  7. Assisting with audits, checks, and resolving discrepancies.

Education:

CPA (K) Part II Sec IV

Skills:

  1. Knowledge of accounting principles
  2. Proficiency with accounting packages (QuickBooks, Sage and/or Pastel)
  3. Proficiency with computers software and application
  4. Verbal and written communication skills
  5. Time management and organizational skills

Attributes:

  1. High ethical standard and good conduct
  2. Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive
  3. Commitment to working efficiently and accurately

Experience

  1. Minimum 2 (two) years in a busy accounting environment
  2. APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Contacts:

The Recruiter

Knyner Services

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: hrdkenya@gmail.com

Deadline:

June 08, 2018

Important:

Your application will be unsuccessful if no communication is received from us 2 (two) weeks after the stated deadline. STRICTLY NO CONVERSING.

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Kenya: INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY – MIXED MIGRATION OFFICER: •Master’s degree in Social and Political Sciences, Communications, Information…

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 May 2018

  1. Conduct geographic and thematic analyses and reports on issues of relevance to the current mixed migration dynamics in the region.
  2. Support the analysis and validation of mixed migration data collected at various points along the migration journey: en route, stranded or in need of assistance, voluntary and forced returns, humanitarian evacuations, and return and reintegrated migrants. Support verifying estimates from staff in the field, validate data through qualitative information and triangulation with other sources, and disseminate to relevant recipients.
  3. Research, analyse, and report on mixed migration data, and support designing the IM products for technical and not audience.
  4. Conduct data verification, triangulation and validation through multiple sources, both primary and secondary (including media monitoring, local authorities, network of key informants).
  5. Support the Displacement Tracking Matrix Flow Monitoring activities through reporting and analysis, editing, publication and dissemination of relevant products.
  6. Support in drafting thematic research, designing survey methodologies, and monitor field operations of data collection efforts in close coordination with the DTM Data team.
  7. Support with literature / desk review, and carry out extensive an in-depth data analysis of the datasets collected for the studies.
  8. Contribute to the other preparatory phases of the studies as drafting data collection tools and training materials.
  9. Lead ad hoc research questions, compile analysis and answer queries from external and internal stakeholders.
  10. Assist in the coordination of internal and external Data Hub capacity-building initiatives.
  11. Liaise with other UN agencies and government stakeholders with regards to mixed migration research efforts, tools and methodologies, and ad hoc queries.
  12. Research, analyse and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to migration crises and make recommendations for their utilization. | EDUCATION:- • Master’s degree in Social and Political Sciences, Communications, Information Management, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience | EXPERIENCE:-• Experience in mixed migration analyses, root causes and drivers is required; • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing; • Experience in statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS, etc); • Professional or academic experience in combined qualitative and quantitative research methods; • Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse dataset; • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases; • Experience in development and implementation of population databases is a distinct advantage. • Professional experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams and field-based staff;• Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility; • Ability to work under pressure. Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines; • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds; • Excellent writing skill and strong analytical skills and creative thinking. Proficiency in English required. Working knowledge of French or Arabic is an asset. |

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

CLOSING DATE: 28th May 2018

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

NOTE:-

NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.**

TSC Jobs May 2018,Over 8000 Vacancies

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is advertising 8,672 vacancies for primary and secondary teachers. The positions are suitable for trained teachers with diploma and degree course in education.

TSC Teachers Employment Requirements

  • Be Kenya citizens.
  • Must be 45 years of age and below.
  • Must be registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
  • Must have original Professional and Academic Certificates.

TSC Employment Requirements for Primary schools vacancies applicants

  1. must be holders of P1 certificate.
  2. should apply to the TSC County Director, in the County where a vacancy has been
  3. advertised
  4. submit all relevant academic and professional documents.
  5. Earlier unsuccessful applicants must apply afresh

TSC Teachers recruitment requirements for Secondary Schools posts

  • Must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education Certificate.
  • Apply to the Secretary, Board of Management of the school where a vacancy has been advertised and submit a copy of the application to the TSC County Director.

Deadline of application

All interested candidates should submit their applications to the respective County Directors and Boards of Management as above not later than 25th May, 2018.

Ethiopia: Women’s Empowerment and Care (we-care) Project Manager (INT4453)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

The We-Care Programme

WE-CARE, Women’s Empowerment and Care, is an Oxfam initiative to promote reducing and re-distributing the responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work so that women and girls have more choices to participate in social, economic or political activities. Likewise, WE-Care advocates for states and employers to invest in services and infrastructure that facilitate unpaid care and domestic work in poor communities.

The WE-CARE programme operates with a multi-million budget, combining programmatic work in countries in Africa and Asia with influencing strategies at national and international level. It is a high- profile programme within Oxfam and externally. This post provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager who can maximise the value and realise the ambition of this demanding and innovative programme.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an exceptional Project Manager who is motivated by the fight to improve women’s rights and challenge power structures that enable social injustice and inequality. This post requires an experienced Project Manager who can coordinate a complex multi-country project across two countries, with cross-country influencing and communications components. The Project Manager will have sound financial skills and significant budget management experience.

Some project implementation teams will be responsible for ensuring effective delivery by local partners of ‘hardware’ components (water and laundry facilities) and for catalysing support from local governments for programme interventions. Other teams will be carrying out policy advocacy, communications, influencing and research with multi-stakeholder alliances. Therefore, she/he will also to ensure that project staff are combining diverse components to achieve impact: women’s rights organisations, researchers, government actors, companies, media organisations, and contractors delivering WASH hardware.

It requires someone with sensitivity to women’s rights issues to represent the programme when needed; including links between women’s empowerment, unpaid care work, social norms, public services and water infrastructure. He/she will value and excel at managing staff based at a distance, and will produce timely, high-quality reports for a corporate donor.

Location:

Oxford, UK for those would possess and retain the right to work in the UK OR

Harare, Zimbabwe, for Zimbabwean nationals or those who do not require a work permit, OR

Nairobi, Kenya, for Kenyan nationals or those who do not require a work permit OR

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for Ethiopian nationals or those who do not require a work permit

How to apply:

For all of the details, please click on the link below;

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/womens-empowerment-and-care-we-care-project-manager-int4453/8702/description/

Contract Type: Fixed Term 15 months

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Kenya: Terms of Reference – Translation Services

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 May 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: TRANSLATION SERVICES

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response, www.near.ngo,

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org)

Project: NEAR

Position Type: Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Translation Services

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3 – 6 months

Reporting To: Communications Officer

Working With: Programs Team & Adeso Operations Department

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 27th May, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to jobs@near.ngo – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

NEAR is a global network that spans across many continents therefore we would like to contract a firm or consultants to provide translation services of various documents related to NEAR’s programs which include a series of humanitarian research reports, membership documents and general communications contents to be disseminated across our network that includes members who speak French, Arabic, Spanish, Nepali and more.

SCOPE OF WORK

· Written translation of NEAR publications in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Written translation of NEAR programs and membership documents in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Translation of web content and other communications (as needed).

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

· May to July, 2018 (may be extended).

QUALIFICATIONS

· Relevant experience of delivering quality translation services with NGOs, government agencies or international bodies.

· Excellent communications and writing skills.

· Ability to interpret and translate oral information to written form and vice versa.

· Familiarity with speaking and writing in more than one language, preferably French, Arabic and/or Spanish.

· Ability to interact with clients from diverse background in a multicultural environment.

· Excellent team work and participatory process skills.

· Flexible in working hours-ability to work evening and weekends, if necessary.

· Ability to plan and prioritize work duties as well as work competently under pressure and tight deadlines.

· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to NEAR any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from NEAR.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by 27th May, 2018 with “**Translation Services”** on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

UN Driving Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh120,000

UN Driving Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh120,000

Driver – (1801616)

Grade: G2

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration: 12 MONTHS

:

Job Posting

: May 3, 2018, 6:18:55 PM

Closing Date

: May 24, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Kenya-Nairobi

Organization

: AF/WHE WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)

Schedule

: Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

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Purpose of the Position

The position is to provide transportation support to the WHE/ Hub staff  and driving WHO Official vehicles and ensures that vehicles are kept in good and working conditions in support of the WHE hub in Nairobi.

Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objectives

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The Management & Administration Department of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for effective management and administrative support for the emergencies programme and for ensuring that WHO emergency operations are rapidly and sustainably financed and staffed. This consists of the provision of high-quality, predictable administrative services (i.e. HR, Finance, work planning, grant management) to the Emergency Programme, including during emergency response, as well as effective monitoring of (and compliance with) SOPs, leading to continuous improvement and business process excellence.

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of the incumbent within the team, the guidance and supervision received and training or briefing provided to others)

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Administrative  Officer and the general supervision of the WHE hub lead. The  Administrative Officer identifies trips/assignments.  The incumbent has some flexibility for planning and scheduling routes.  Manuals available for use are Traffic instructions/street plans; WR/Operations Officer directives/instructions; and Vehicles maintenance manual.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives)

Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Drives office vehicles to provide transportation of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc;
  • Performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs, regular servicing and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean;
  • Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumptions, oil changes, greasing, etc.;
  • Ensures that the steps required by the rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Performs other duties as may be required.

Competencies

Describe the core, management and leadership competencies required – See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.

*1. Communicating in a credible and effective way

*2. Producing results

*3. Knowing and managing yourself

 

Functional Knowledge and Skills

Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position.

•Knowledge of driving rules and regulations of the country and skills in minor vehicle repair;

•Ability to read, write and understand instructions in the working language and

•An ability to write a concise and faithful report of accidents.

 

Educational Qualifications

Essential: At least Junior Secondary School education   and a valid driver’s license of Kenya.

Desired:  Certificate in mechanics

Experience

Essential: at least two years working experience as a driver and a safe driving record.

Desirable: UN experience would be an advantage

Languages

English

Expert  in English or French  Knowledge required.

Other Considerations (e.g. Physical Workplace Condition, if other than normal office environment; IT Skills; etc.)

  • Basic word processing or other software packages.
  • Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software.

Comments:

Work might require driving for long periods, lifting pouch bags, some of which are over 25 kgs and also driving subject to weather and traffic risks.

 

Additional information

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularl

Kemri NGO Statistics and Research Jobs in Kenya,Salary Ksh80,000-Ksh250,000

KEMRI Principal Research Officer

JOB GROUP MR/13 (1 POSITION)

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya.

KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-

The holder of this position will be the Head of KEMRI’s Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU) and will report to the Deputy Director (Research & Development).

He/She will be responsible for provision of regulatory expertise for purposes of regulatory compliance and ensuring provision of efficient and timely review of research proposals.

Duties for the Principal Research Officer Job

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and regulatory operations at the Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU).
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures and in the design and implementation of projects and programs supporting SERU activities.
  • Providing analytical, technical and professional support to the Institutional Review Board.
  • Supporting all aspects of applicable regulatory compliance.
  • Ensuring optimal service to the research community and accurate compliance with relevant government and Institutional policies.
  • Advising investigators on compliance with Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants’ protection.
  • Ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations.
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff.
  • The Human subjects protection officer for the FWA.
  • Be responsible for mobilizing resources for SERU activities.
  • Providing oversight in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Quality assurance systems for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision of SERU Staff, research analysts and research administrators; and
  • Engaging in research on ethics / human subjects’ protection.

Principal Research Officer Job Requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  • A higher qualification in research or Clinical ethics will be an advantage;
  • Diploma in ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  • Four (4) years or more in research management experience in a similar organization, membership in an ethics committee;
  • Training in management for at least one month;
  • Analytical skills to interpret data and present findings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse research environment;
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of SERU information and records;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Ability to lead a team and to be a team player with strong mentoring and capacity building skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May, 2018 to:-

The Director,

Kenya Medical Research Institute,

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI, (Attn: Head of Human Resources)

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI Job Vacancy : Assistant Research Officers

Vacancy No. 4/VPM1002

The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill a vacancy in the following position: 2 medical officers for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.

POSITION: Assistant Research Officers (Medical Officers) MR 10 (2 Positions)

Assistant Research Officers Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university, and registered with the KMPDB.
  • One year experience working in a busy out and inpatient set up;
  • Research experience is an added advantage

Desirable Qualities:

  • Able to work long hours with a large team
  • Medical knowledge of case management of diseases prevalent in local catchment area
  • Ability to prioritize workload of self and program team members and balance conflicting demands.
  • Ability to lead and work within a team environment and in a diverse cultural environment.

Position Summary:

Incumbent will have oversight of the clinical and nursing teams in the execution of the medical requirements of the protocol. He/She will carry out medical evaluations of participants, oversee study investigational product administration, report safety events and provide medical care to participants

Responsibilities for the Assistant Research Officers Job

  • Review participants and provide medical care
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the protocol, study designs and objectives for implementation
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures for Clinical Management of participants
  • Report problems encountered in the field to Principal Investigator/Study
  • Coordinator
  • Supervise Clinical and nursing personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Study Coordinator

Terms of Employment:

A one (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: salary and benefits are based on the KEMRI scheme of service

Hard copies of the applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Certificates, or Transcripts
  • Must have Certificate of good conduct
  • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

How to Apply

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd May 2018. The Director Kenya Medical Research Institute P.O. Box 54840-00200 NAIROBI. Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources Or send by email to personnel@kemri.org KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Kenya Medical Research Institute Senior Research Officer

JOB GROUP MR/12 (1 POSITION)

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya.

KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-

The primary role of this position is to provide leadership within Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU) – (Research Regulation/ Quality control and Mentoring/Training).

Duties for the Senior Research Officer Job

  • Serve as Secretary to SERU committee;
  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific, technical and ethical components of research proposals;
  • Advising investigators on adherence to/compliance with mandated Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants’ protection;
  • Coordinating and conducting expedited review of proposals;
  • Carrying out site monitoring and other regulatory activities for various studies reviewed at SERU to ensure compliancy.
  • Coordinating the activities of analysts and/or administrative support staff, as appropriate;
  • Advising and guiding research investigators with respect to the proposal development and documentation necessary to ensure compliance with provisions pertaining to human research participant protections in biomedical and clinical research;
  • Attending SERU meetings and providing technical support and guidance on regulatory matters; records medical and ethical issues discussed, and ensures accurate documentation of final committee determinations;
  • Ensuring maintenance of an accurate and comprehensive database of reviewed and approved research.
  • Reviewing clinical research applications, safety reports, DSMB reports and advises the SERU on matters requiring their attention and creates a safety report database and generates monthly technical reports.
  • Maintaining up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations;
  • Executing audits of clinical research projects;
  • Reviewing research and medical records and processes as appropriate to assess compliance with proposals, regulatory requirements, and guidelines;
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU Committee members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff;
  • Engaging in Monitoring and Quality assurance activities for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision to research administrators;
  • Representing SERU at various internal and/or external institutional fora, as appropriate.

Senior Research Officer Job Requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Research Regulation;
  • Diploma in Research ethics/ Relevant Certificate training in Research ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  • Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to lead and operationally supervise staff;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Knowledge of current and emerging legislative, policy, and operational issues and trends in the area of research compliance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May, 2018 to:-

The Director,

Kenya Medical Research Institute,

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI, (Attn: Head of Human Resources)

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI Data Specialists (3 Posts)

Vacancy No. 7/VPM1002

Program description: The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill vacancy in the following position: data specialist 1 for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.

Position: Data Specialists I, MR 7 (3 Positions)

Data Specialists Job Requirements:

  • Diploma in Computer Studies or Information Technology
  • KCSE minimum C- (Minus) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year working in data management preferable within a research set-up
  • Knowledge in working with web based data capture systems is essential
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
  • Experience with handling qualitative data and software

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

  • Experience in Data cleaning and validation
  • Experience in source data verification and working with web based data capture systems is an added advantage
  • Attention to detail and good work ethics
  • Must be able to multitask with several programs at the same time including Ms Excel, Ms Access and SQL
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal motivation
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player

Responsibilities for the Data Specialists Job

  • Participate in programming and data management of program data
  • Ensure timely completion of CRFs and data entry into the databases– meet data team allocated targets
  • Perform source data verification, validation and discrepancy management
  • Perform data cleaning and quality assurance and control
  • Ensure that data is routinely backed up, anti-virus scans are conducted, and data security measures are adhered to protect data and patient confidentiality
  • Troubleshoot and solve common electronic data capture system problems
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Terms of Employment:

A one (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales

Applications MUST include the following:

  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Three letters of reference from your referees.
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

How to Apply

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd

May 2018.

The Director

Kenya Medical Research Institute

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI.

Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources

Or send by email to personnel@kemri.org

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Project Consultant, Africa,(Nairobi) Deadline: 13 May 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 May 2018

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CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued 04 May 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION: Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Consultant, Africa

DURATION: 6 months

CLOSING DATE: 13 May 2018

BACKGROUND

Federal Ministry for Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), of the Federal Republic of Germany is supporting implementation of the project: “URBAN PATHWAYS: Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services in the context of the New Urban Agenda.” Led by UN-Habitat, the project is being implemented by a consortium of partners that includes, the Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Energy and Environment and UNEP.

The Urban Pathways project will help delivering on the Paris Agreement and the NDCs in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will establish a facility in close cooperation with other organisations and networks such as ICLEI and C40 active in this area to support national and local governments to develop action plans and concrete implementation measures to boost low-carbon urban development. This will build on UN-Habitat’s role as “a focal point on sustainable urbanization and human settlements including in the implementation and follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda” (reference: Art .171 of NUA). The overall outcomes of the project include national action plans and local implementation concepts in key emerging economies with a high mitigation potential (India, Brazil, Kenya and Viet Nam). The plans will include an assessment of the political, technological, socio-economic and financial viability. The local implementation concepts will be developed into bankable projects, focusing on the access to urban basic services to create a direct link between climate change mitigation and sustainable development goals. This process will then be replicated regionally with policy development and implementation support and advice on stakeholder engagement and financing mechanisms.

The project will achieve its outcomes through the following outputs (work packages):
Inform (WP1):
The first level of engagement will aim to reach a large number of local and national policy makers, practitioners, stakeholders and NGOs to raise awareness of the mitigation potential of urban energy efficiency, mobility and waste management strategies and show how an integrated approach to urban development can deliver on the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Inspire (WP2):
This Work Package will actively train local and national policy makers, practitioners, stakeholders and NGOs and involve them in a structured capacity building program on the mitigation potential of sustainable urban basic services measures**.**
Initiate (WP3):
Building on the “Inform” and “Inspire” work packages, WP3 will facilitate the preparation of policy proposals based on the NUA as well as commitments under the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030. This WP will also establish twinning partnerships between cities.
Implement (WP4):
This Work Package will focus on developing feasibility studies and implementation plans for at-least four pilot cities. The aim is to ensure that bankable and implementation-ready projects – demonstrating alignment with the NUA, respective country NDCs and the SDGs – are developed in the pilot cities.

RESPONSIBILITES
Key responsibilities and tasks of the Regional consultant are outlined below:

  • Review the existing NDCs and current action plans with particular reference to transport but also on energy and the resource sector;

  • Undertake dialogue with government on NDCs and sector policy and action plans to improve access to basic services;

  • Facilitate workshops and wide stakeholder consultations;

  • Develop at least 2 substantial project proposals focussing on improving access to transport in consultation with Government Counterparts and in collaboration with other UN agencies;

  • Contribute to preparing technical materials (tool kits, guides etc)

  • Compile Monthly Project Progress Reports (Africa Region).

The above comprise a board description of tasks. The consultant is expected to be adaptive, responding to changing situations in project countries and regions and take on other responsibilities particularly in the area of urban mobility.

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: High level of expertise in the area of urban mobility with demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership and innovative and creative thinking. Professional competence and conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments while observing deadlines and achieving results.
Communications: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language to transport related project partners; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping colleagues informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies of the work on urban mobility; identifies priority activities and assignments for the unit; adjusts priorities as required; allocates the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

EDUCATION

  • Advanced University degree (Masters or Equivalent) in Urban or Regional Planning or a first degree with the relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications.

QUALIFICATION

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in research/capacity building; policy analysis or urban basic services.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge and competence in areas of climate change mitigation; Paris Agreement; New Urban Agenda; SDGs.

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures is an advantage.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is essential.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Experience with government institutions is an asset.

  • Understanding of diverse institutional cultures and the specific needs and conditions of low-income residents, slum-dwellers, NGOs and Municipalities involved in addressing the urban mobility needs of the poor.

  • Ability to communicate with donors, partners and senior management.

  • Sound judgment, analytical skills, networking and interpersonal skills, ability to plan and organize work.

  • Good report/project writing skills.

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REMUNERATION

The payment schedule with corresponding outputs in more detail are described in below:

Payment Stage

Conditions

Amount of Payment (USD)

First

Signature of contract, submission and acceptance of work plan and inception report

4,000

Second

Submission and acceptance of monthly report for the month of May, June and July 2018 and outputs produced during this period

12,400

Third and Final

Submission and acceptance of monthly report for the month of May, June and July 2018 and outputs produced during this period. Submission and acceptance of at-least two project concepts.

12,400

4

Total

28,800

Applications should include:
• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration
    • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th, 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the
UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster
through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted to:

UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: elizabeth.makeba@un.org

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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Executive Administrator Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Executive Administrator


About the Client: Our client provides Technology Solutions.

Job Purpose: The role provides administrative support to the Directors in their management of the business.

This includes PA support to the Managing Director/CEO, support of event logistics, and general office administration.

As a member of a small team, the Executive Administrator will hold a central role in the company undertaking a range of duties, these are listed below.

Director Administration

·         Support diary management for the Directors.

·         Research, organize and book travel arrangements for the Directors, preparing accompanying travel documents, meeting papers and other relevant information

·         Provide administrative support to Directors ahead of meetings and events; producing information, photocopying and other required tasks.

·         Recording, transcribing, and distributing notes/minutes of meetings

Operations and Logistics

·         Support Line of Business and Project Managers on event/project logistics.

·         Provide support to produce materials for workshops and events, including formatted documents compiled in well-presented workshop packs, presentations and supporting materials.

Office management

·         Support offices administration, including maintenance of premises and management of external suppliers.

·         General office management, including undertaking the following tasks:
o answering the phone and being a first point of contact for enquiries
o stock control and ordering of odd slot office materials
o dealing with mail and routine correspondence

·         Provide support to team on IT issues, and where necessary resolve problems with the help of an internal and/or external IT consultant

Finance Administration

·         Provide basic finance administrative support managing the documentation of credit card expenses, personal expenses, project timesheets and petty cash

·         To seek out and implement approaches to cost effectiveness in the firm’s operations.

·         Perform accounts payable processing and other basic accounting functions to include:
o Reconciling invoices and filling out payments requests with proper coding;
o Assist with entering and processing approved payments and purchase orders;
o Developing and maintaining files; and
o Developing and maintaining various financial databases and reports in liaison with the finance office

General

·         Perform general office/facilities management duties to include:
o Managing the inventory of office supplies, ordering additional supplies as needed and ensuring that costs are appropriately managed;
o Planning space allocations, layouts, and floor moves as required; arranging for and supervising building maintenance; and
o Maintaining office facilities and equipment by assisting with procurement and routine maintenance and upkeep.

·         Provide general support to the administration of firm undertaking any other duties as required.

·         Participating as a member of the team in the overall planning and administration.

·         Assisting new employees with their orientation to the organization, benefits enrollment, and tax forms; and

·         Maintaining human resources files in accordance with laws, regulations, and established standards.

Skills and Experience

The Executive Administrator will have the following skills, experience and interests:

·         Experience in an Executive Assistant role at a senior executive level, including highly professional diary management and calendar oversight.

·         Attention to detail.

·         Ability to provide administrative support across multiple, complex, cross-institutional projects.

·         Strong communications and inter-personal skills.

·         Experience of working to deadlines and under pressure, juggling numerous and different priorities.

·         Ability to maintain spreadsheets (Excel), databases and electronic filing systems.

·         Ability to use Word to create and edit documents.

·         Flexibility, problem solving and good judgement.

·         An interest in working in a small, dynamic and highly innovative company.

·         Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in business administration or commerce, or equivalent training and a minimum 2 years job experience

·         Candidate must demonstrate high professional, moral and ethical standards in all their undertakings.

Qualified Candidates interested in this opportunity should submit a brief Cover Letter, CV in MS Word format only, CVs in other formats will be disqualified.

Email Address: ExecutiveAdministrator@talentsource.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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