Kenya: Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE has a presence in over 25 countries in Africa. We are seeking a bright, dynamic and resourceful person to take up an exciting challenge in the capacity of Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to other CARE Country Office.

Position Summary

The Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator will provides support to CARE Country Offices in emergency preparedness and response by monitoring the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, leading the Emergency Preparedness process in each of the country offices, identifying the need of capacity building and take action accordingly, taking part in the decision making process for potential response during a humanitarian crisis as well as Monitoring the Humanitarian response of the country offices through regular field visit and utilization of CARE International reporting tools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. In coordination with the Country Offices, collect and compile information on the context and humanitarian needs.
  2. Produce short update on the needs and potential risk in the Horn of Africa.
  3. In coordination with the Assistant Country Director Program or Emergency Coordinator, ensure that each Country Office (CO) has an updated Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  4. Monitor the progress of the CO against their Preparedness action plan on a monthly basis.
  5. Based on the capacity assessment of the CO, propose training or other capacity building initiative.
  6. Facilitate training when needed or support the CO to identify the resources.
  7. Support the CO in the definition of the key steps to initiate an emergency response based on situation analysis as well as the CO capacity Assessment (Alert, Response Strategy, Sitrep)
  8. In some case, act as Team Leader for the CO emergency response.
  9. For each Humanitarian project, ensure that the CO use the appropriate monitoring system in line with CI standards.
  10. For each Humanitarian project ensure the CARE Humanitarian Accountability Framework is in place.
  11. Ensure Gender focus in all that we do and ensure quality programming in our core sectors using a gender lens.
  12. Work closely with the RHC ECSA on the definition of the priorities for the Horn of Africa.
  13. Report on regular basis on the status of the Emergency Response and Preparedness in the Horn of Africa region.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a similar field.
  2. A minimum 5 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response; experience and knowledge of the region; experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, donor relations, security and protection considerations; experience in scale-up emergency response ;
  3. Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills;
  4. High level of writing and communication skills;
  5. Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx. 50%) and be deployed with limited notice period.
  6. Proficiency in English.

How to apply:

Iinterested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged of to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruitsom@care.org by 7th June 2018. Please indicate the title of the position applied for as the subject line while applying.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Kenya: HR & Administration Manager Somalia (only Kenyan Nationals)

Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018

Organisation Background:

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

The organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Somalia Country Office:

INSO Somalia, formerly known as NSP, seeks to address the growing challenge of safety in the NGO community in Somalia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused safety management support. It recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing safety preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own safety focal point and tailored safety support services through 3 main services: Research & Analysis (provision of regular reports, safety risk assessments and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various trainings); and Response (provision of support to crisis management in response to critical incidents).

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Country Director, and under the technical guidance of HR HQ, the HR & Administration Manager will be responsible for all HR, and administration functions within the country office. He/she will also be responsible for logistic and procurement. He/she may be supported by any number of relevant deputies, officers and/or assistants as necessary in the context.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Major Responsibilities:

Human Resource Management

  • Under the technical supervision and guidance of HR HQ, he/she is responsible for the implementation of all HR projects at the Country Office level.
  • Be the focal point for national and international staff for all HR queries at the Country Office level.
  • Be the focal point for HQ for all HR and administration queries.
  • Leads the implementation and monitoring of all INSO personnel and HR regulations (national and international) and ensure that all staff are aware of their right and responsibilities.
  • Monitor national employment law/HR regulations and suggest modifications to internal rules.
  • To establish and maintain the country office personnel files (national and international) and audit record containing all mandatory documents and items.
  • To lead and coordinate national staff recruitment including developing job descriptions, posting vacancies, screening applicants, interviews (where required), reference checks etc. Coordinate with Operational Support Office (OSO) Human Resource Management (HRM) on international vacancies.
  • To lead and coordinate national employee on-boarding including preparing contracts, enrolling in payroll and insurance (if any), issuing ID cards (if any) and contract annexes (Legal & Ethical behavior standards, NDA etc). Coordinate with OSO HRM on international employee onboarding.
  • To coordinate new employee induction and orientation (national and international) across relevant departments and persons specific to their job.
  • To monitor and maintain Legal and Ethical Behavior Standards and ensure all staff (national and international) understand their rights and responsibilities.
  • To coordinate and monitor national employee performance monitoring, grievance management and discipline.
  • To maintain the employee (national & international) leave records and monitor proper use of leave.
  • To prepare national staff monthly payroll and control timesheets.
  • To prepare tax payments/deductions as required under statute (for national and international).
  • To maintain national staff insurance enrolments/medical payments.
  • Lead audit response in area of HR.
  • Support OSO in the gathering and monitoring of KPI and other HR related data.

General Administration

  • Monitors and maintains INSOs formal registration in the country.
  • Obtain visas, work permits, residencies as required.
  • Monitor compliance with national tax codes.
  • Monitors compliance with local statutory reporting requirements.
  • Maintains local professional advisors (lawyer).
  • Coordinates with OSO HRM on the deployment/visits of international staff (flights, visa, accommodation).
  • Facility and Asset Management
  • Prepares and maintain leases and contracts (offices, utilities, vehicles etc).
  • Equips and maintains staff facilities and vehicles to the required standard.
  • Establishes and maintains the central asset register.
  • Ensures implementation of all assets management regulations.
  • Functions as overall Office Manger ensuring smoothing functioning of offices in terms of services, supplies and consumables.

Procurement and Logistics

  • Lead the implementation of all Procurement and Logistic regulations (internal and donors) to ensure all staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Where required, oversee proper implementation of the procurement process as outlined in internal regulations with respect for the division of labor and schedule of authorization.
  • Enforce all controls to prevent fraud and corruption.
  • Maintain accurate procurements files and audit records.
  • Manage and maintain contractual agreements and relationships with vendors/contractors and all service providers.
  • Carry out regular local market surveys and ensure the Supplier/Vendor List and other databases are kept up-to date.
  • Oversee INSO vehicle management by coordinating needs with the Country Director.
  • Lead audit follow up in area of logistics/procurements.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Only Kenyan Nationals.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 2 years of progressive professional HR experience within NGO sector.
  • Highly organized and principled character.
  • Proven managerial skills and ability to motivate and inspire team.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Previous experience or knowledge with logistics and procurement.
  • General knowledge of donor procurement regulations.
  • Existing knowledge of INSO and its mission.

Key Personal Competencies:

  • A proactive individual with a can-do attitude.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • A good listener.
  • An effective communicator.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Terms & Conditions: *12-month contract with expected start date of 01 July 2018**, salary according to INSO’s Terms and conditions, 2**4 working days annual leave per year, medical coverage for the employee and up to 4 dependents.*

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@som.ngosafety.org by 10 June 2018 and reference “**INSO HRAM-SOM**” in the subject line of your email.

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (2-page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (3-page maximum).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB.

Swiss International Hotels & Resort Digital Marketing Intern Job in Kenya

Job Title: Digital Marketing & Job Category: Internship
License Services
Executive
Department/Group: Commercial Reporting to: Commercial & License Services
Manager/ Director
Nairobi, Kenya Limited
Location: Travel:
Emeralds Training Program Full-time
Level/Salary Range: Position Type:
Human Resources Manager May 22, 2018
HR Contact: Date posted:
On the Job
Training of Post Expires:
Applicant(s):
Job Description

The Digital Marketing & License Services Executive will be responsible for organizing, coordinating and keeping track of all Digital Marketing initiatives undertaken at all Swiss International hotels. There are to be executed according to the License formula of Swiss International, to the applicable SOP’s and the Swiss International’s Standards, Values, Mission & Vision.

As a Digital Marketing & License Services Executive, he/she is responsible for developing and implementing digital marketing strategies at Swiss International by using modern tools and techniques.

The overall objective is to build a strong online presence for the brand, acquire customers and generate revenue.

At the same time the Digital Marketing & License Services Executive will oversee and ensure that the hotels strictly adhere to the house style and the manual including and not limited to implementations of new concepts and products. He/she will report to the Commercial & License Services Director.

Responsibilities:

  • To organize and coordinate all Digital Marketing activities for all the hotels.
  • Ensure that maximum content and imagery are available on the Swiss International and each hotels’ websites.
  • To develop a digital marketing strategy for Swiss International and launch a campaign every month.
  • Work with the Commercial team to create appealing and effective campaigns, communicating effective marketing concepts through articulate copy, designs and metrics.
  • Create compelling content for the digital platforms.
  • Manage Swiss International’s Social Media Platforms.
  • Research on new, effective and efficient ways to reach customers on online platforms.
  • Work with the Commercial Team to create and develop online marketing opportunities to create Loyalty to the brand and drive traffic to the website and improve conversion rates.
  • To ascertain the smartest usage of digital platforms and all possible commercial opportunities to ensure the highest performance of business via the systems for the hotels.
  • Work with the Commercial Team for consistent update of SEO activities.
  • Production of monthly SEO Reports including recommendations for improvement.
  • To contribute to the monthly License Services reports to the Owners and Management teams of all the hotels

Job description Digital Marketing & License Services Executive

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Functional understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Up-to date knowledge of Social Media.
  • A self-driven individual with creative thinking skills.
  • Significant experience in and knowledge of the Hospitality Industry.
  • Strong network of connections is an asset.
  • Confirmed experience in building relationships and rapport.
  • Very good sense of business.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Verified analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Any other language will be an asset.

Key working relationships:

  • Area Managers/ Directors
  • President & CEO
  • JV & Swiss International Partners

Kindly ask interested parties to send their applications to marketing@swissinternationalhotels.com before Friday 25th May 2018.

Thank you and Kind Regards,

Amy Inda
Commercial & License Services Executive

International Service Center:

West End Towers,

Tower 2, Floor No. 6

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 708 756724

Email: amy.inda@swissinternationalhotels.com

Skype: amyinda051

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.

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.**

Kenya: Community Safety Facilitator

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

ABOUT DRC

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC has operated in Kenya since 2005, and DDG’s programme in Kenya started in July 2012. DDG has armed violence reduction programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda. One of DDG Kenya’s three thematic focus areas is community safety in border areas. This position is established to support the implementation of Conflict management in a fragile humanitarian context project in Kalobeyei.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Community Safety Facilitator will play key roles in implementing the Community Safety project in Kalobeyei. The Community Safety Facilitator will work directly with the Refugee community in Kalobeyei Settlement and host community living around Kalobeyei and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community dialogue on conflict, provide training on conflict management and support the strengthening of community – formal security provider relationships.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC/DDG;
  • Responsible for assisting Local authorities in target areas with selecting target communities in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process;
  • Liaise with community leaders and local government authorities about the safety in the assigned target communities (i.e. community entry);
  • Facilitate dialogue and other activities aimed at reducing armed violence and including activities to strengthen local conflict management capacity and to promote better collaboration between local communities and formal security providers
  • Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organizations working in the project target areas;
  • Ensure excellent collaboration with DRC/DDG staff and partners from other target areas irrespective of their tribal identity;
  • Compile the required monitoring forms and reports using the prescribed DDG formats and submit reports to the Project Coordinator Weekly and on Monthly basis.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the development of community Safety Concept;
  • Ensure that all tasks allocated by the DRC Kakuma Area Manager and DDG project Coordinator or their delegates are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DDG operational guidelines;
  • Take good care of all assigned equipment including communication equipment;
  • Ensure that there are receipts for all expenses and compile all receipts according to DRC/DDG financial guidelines by the end of each week financial reporting period and submit to the Kakuma DRC Finance officer
  • Fully adhere to DRC/DDG procedures for security, financial management, logistics, human resources and administration;

About you:

  • A university degree/Diploma or equivalent work experience, preferably in peace studies, political science or related field;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar field
  • Exceptional understanding of local dynamics that lead to armed violence (ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya);
  • Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration;
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity;
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • Experience with community peace and/or development work.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments;
  • Fluency in Ngaturkana,
  • Strong ability to communicate constructively to various different groups of people including; community (elders, women, men, spiritual leaders etc.), warriors, Security providers (KPRs, Police, APs), Government Officials (Chiefs, DOs, DCs) etc.;

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES:

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Reporting Arrangements

Line manager: DDG Project Coordinator

Other key relationships:

Internal: DRC Kakuma Protection Team leader, DRC Kakuma Area Manager, DRC Kakuma Finance and Admin officer.

External: Local communities, local government officials, other INGOs, LNGOs and CBOs

Position Description

Location: Kakuma, with extensive travel within Turkana County

Start of Contract & Duration: Immediately, 6months (renewable contingent on funding)

General

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff and volunteers are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Applications should be sent no later than: 5th June 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Kenya: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Biodiversity

Organization: Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

The Project Advancing Capacity to Address global Challenges through Investment corridors in Africa (ACACIA) is an ambitious new four-year project funded by the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund programme on Capacity Development focusing on Development corridors that have tremendous potential to support economic growth in Africa, yet face significant challenges. ACACIA aims to addresses these challenges through engagement with decision makers and developing capacity within research institutions, researchers and other stakeholders in eastern Africa, China and the UK. The research is targeted to generate decision relevant evidence and feed it into key decision-making processes in order to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.

The University of Nairobi (ICCA) and African Conservation Centre in Kenya, wishes to recruit two (2) postdoctoral researchers, on a full-time 100% FTE basis for a period of two years, renewable once, starting 1st July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. These two positions, specified below, will provide research and technical input to the ACACIA project.

  • Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Biodiversity
  • Organization: African Conservation Centre Nairobi
  • Location: Nairobi, with fieldwork visits to LAPSSET and SGR corridor areas
  • Stipend: An attractive package will be offered
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract Type: Two years, renewable once
  • Restrictions: Open to Kenya citizens only
  • Reporting to : Lucy Waruingi & Prof. Daniel Olago Co-leads of the programme
  • Starting Date: 1st July 2018
  • Additional Information: The ACACIA project will offer supervision and all operational costs directly related to the research work. The Fellow will be based in the ACC office in Nairobi and will also have affiliation with the ICCA

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be based in the ACC Nairobi office and will be engaged in the following research activities:

  • Assembly, review and analysis of existing information and data on biodiversity/ecological systems within Kenya and in particular in the Kenya development corridors.
  • Carrying out well-designed biodiversity inventories and surveys to gain a better understanding of the natural, climatic and anthropogenic risks to/pressures on biodiversity and ecosystems and dependent livelihoods.
  • Using a suite of scenarios, project impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems in relation to related livelihoods, development and climate-related risks.
  • Contributions to and authorship of top-quality peer reviewed manuscripts in leading journals.
  • Dissemination of research findings by presenting results at conferences, participating in workshops or exhibiting work at other appropriate events, and providing material for the project web site and the sponsors.

REQUIREMENTS: ESSENTIAL

Hold a PhD degree

  • Knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystems and the biodiversity-livelihoods nexus
  • Experience of undertaking high quality research in decision-support system, ecosystem service planning process, environmental sciences, conservation planning and/or sustainable development
  • Desire to learn and explore new intellectual territory
  • Knowledge of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, East African environmental and developmental policies
  • Experience of using a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) platform in landscape research
  • Motivation and ability to work collaboratively in a large transdisciplinary project including multiple disciplines, cultures, languages and environments
  • Willingness to undertake field and stakeholder-based research
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to coordinate and oversee research assistants

DESIREABLE

  • Experience of reporting and presenting research findings to a variety of audiences
  • Familiarity with multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary approaches to research.

How to apply:

I. HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following:

  • cover letter,
  • a 500 word motivation statement related to the proposed research theme (3) A two page CV
  • certified copies of BA/BSc, MA/MSc, and PhD degree certificates,
  • two academic and one non-academic references.

Applications should be submitted through email only and should be received on or before midnight (East African Time) on Friday 1st June 2018. The email address is: hr@acc.or.ke Applications should be addressed to: The Co-Leads – ACACIA Project,

More information is available at http://icca.uonbi.ac.ke

Kenya: Health Specialist (Immunization), P-4, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya, #14414

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 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, good health

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Regional Adviser, Health, the incumbent is accountable for supporting countries on policy formulation, planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the Immunization Programme and integration with other child survival interventions in the Region.

Lead and supervise a group of professional and support staff to develop and administer the immunization and integrated programmes with a view to ensuring equity in access to services across all countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Timely and regular preparation of the Situation Analysis of EPI activities in the Region and its periodic update. Prepare EPI input to the Regional work plan and all related documents including providing guidance to all UNICEF supported immunization programmes (Mainly Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, Measles Control and Polio Eradication) with focus on results-based management.
  • Technical leadership and guidance provided to government and other EPI stake holders in collaboration with WHO and other partners in the development of EPI strategies, methodologies and identification of new approaches for improving programme delivery with emphasis on advocacy, community participation based on Human Rights Approach to Programming and Community Capacity Development. This includes emergency preparedness and response with a particular focus on vaccine preventable disease prevention and control.
  • Technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of EPI programmes reviewed and evaluated in co-ordination and collaboration with Governments and other EPI partners. Countries assisted in resource mobilization and countries ensured prioritization of EPI in PRSP and other sector wide approaches.
  • Technical and operational leadership, guidance and coordination provided to key government and non-government partners on the use of EPI as an opportunity of scaling up tailored packages of maternal, neonatal and child survival interventions including implementation of detailed EPI work-plans and budgets.
  • Programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting carried out in a timely manner, efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Supply and non-supply assistance in support of EPI provided to countries in coordination with operation / supply sections as per approved plan of action. Government and non-government recipients accountable for UNICEF supply, non-supply and financial assistance.
  • Effective knowledge management through documentation and dissemination of lessons learned; development and implementation of appropriate capacity building strategies in new technologies and new approaches; and technical leadership, guidance and coordination of operational research.
  • Integration of rights-based approaches and humanitarian principles in routine EPI and in accelerated disease control and eradication programs such as polio eradication, measles and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination through advocacy & community participation.
  • EPI program Monitoring and evaluation conducted through country visits, remedial action undertaken for identified gaps and problems for accelerated and improved EPI program delivery.
  • UNICEF’s global goals, GIVS goal & targets, and Immunization-related MDGs effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Health sector.
  • Effective communication, networking and leveraging achieved in coordination with other programs contributing to the achievement of overall regional program through partnership and collaboration with government, UN and non-government partners.
  • Effective guidance and supportive supervision provided to the professional and support staff in the EPI team of the regional office in compliance to the planned objectives and targets.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) inone of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatrics Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional work experienceat national and international levels in EPI programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation. Field work experience. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language 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

    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.

    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.

    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=513265

    Kenya: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Water Resources

    Organization: Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

    The Project Advancing Capacity to Address global Challenges through Investment corridors in Africa (ACACIA) is an ambitious new four-year project funded by the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund programme on Capacity Development focusing on Development corridors that have tremendous potential to support economic growth in Africa, yet face significant challenges. ACACIA aims to addresses these challenges through engagement with decision makers and developing capacity within research institutions, researchers and other stakeholders in eastern Africa, China and the UK. The research is targeted to generate decision relevant evidence and feed it into key decision-making processes in order to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.

    The University of Nairobi (ICCA) and African Conservation Centre in Kenya are co-leads in the programme and, wish to recruit two (2) postdoctoral researchers, on a full-time 100% FTE basis for a period of two years, renewable once, starting 1st July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. These two positions, specified below, will provide research and technical input to the ACACIA project.

    • Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Biodiversity
    • Organization: Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation
    • Location: Nairobi, with fieldwork visits to LAPSSET and SGR corridor areas
    • Stipend: An attractive package will be offered
    • Hours: Full time
    • Contract Type: Two years, renewable once
    • Restrictions: Open to Kenya citizens only
    • Reporting to : Lucy Waruingi & Prof. Daniel Olago Co-leads of the programme
    • Starting Date: 1st July 2018
    • Additional Information: The ACACIA project will offer supervision and all operational costs directly related to the research work. The Fellow will be based in the ACC office in Nairobi and will also have affiliation with the ICCA

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be based in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi, and will be engaged in the following research activities:

    · Assembly, review and analysis of existing information and data on water resources within Kenya and in particular in the Kenya development corridors.

    · Carry out well-designed hydrocensus and other surveys to gain a better understanding of the climate change-water-livelihoods-development nexus and the water sector value chain. Using a suite of scenarios and risk assessment approaches, project climate and development impacts on water resources as well as related livelihoods, natural and built infrastructure, and other risks.

    · Contributions to and authorship of top-quality peer reviewed manuscripts in leading journals.

    · Dissemination of research findings by presenting results at conferences, participating in workshops or exhibiting work at other appropriate events, and providing material for the project web site and the sponsors.

    REQUIREMENTS: ESSENTIAL

    Hold a PhD degree

    • Strong on water resource assessments and links to livelihoods, ecosystems and infrastructure development
    • Experience of undertaking high quality research in decision-support system, ecosystem service planning process, environmental sciences, conservation planning and/or sustainable development
    • Desire to learn and explore new intellectual territory
    • Knowledge of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, East African environmental and developmental policies
    • Experience in water resource modelling and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) platforms in research
    • Motivation and ability to work collaboratively in a large transdisciplinary project including multiple disciplines, cultures, languages and environments
    • Willingness to undertake field and stakeholder-based research
    • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to coordinate and oversee research assistants

    DESIREABLE

    • Experience of reporting and presenting research findings to a variety of audiences
    • Familiarity with multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary approaches to research.

    How to apply:

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications should include the following:

    • cover letter,
    • a 500 word motivation statement related to the proposed research theme (3) A two page CV
    • certified copies of BA/BSc, MA/MSc, and PhD degree certificates,
    • two academic and one non-academic references.

    Applications should be submitted through email only and should be received on or before midnight (East African Time) on Friday 1st June 2018. The email address is: hr@acc.or.ke Applications should be addressed to: The Co-Leads – ACACIA Project,

    A more detailed programme summary is available at http://icca.uonbi.ac.ke

    Kenya: Voluntary Intern for Sudan and South Sudan

    Organization: Amnesty International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

    Programme: Office: Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes

    Teams: Sudan and South Sudan

    Duration: 6 months

    Hours/Days per week: Minimum of 3 days per week, 5 preferred.

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Languages required: Fluent; English, or basic Arabic

    Brief description of the team:

    We are looking for a voluntary intern to work with the Sudan and South Sudan teams for six months, for at least three days a week and preferably five days. The Sudan and South Sudan teams are part of the East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes Regional Office and are responsible for Amnesty International's research and campaigning in both countries.

    Although the voluntary intern's role will be supervised, he/she will be expected to work independently, use their initiative and manage their own tasks. Willingness to undertake some routine administrative tasks is crucial. Projects will be devised by the teams in collaboration with the voluntary intern, who will aim to assist the teams in fulfilling their strategic objectives, while making the best use of the voluntary intern's own skills, interests and experience.

    Undertaking a voluntary internship program at Amnesty International, one of the world's leading human rights organizations, can provide valuable experience and you will receive work references at the completion of your assignment.

    However, please note that voluntary internship does not lead directly to an employment with Amnesty International.

    Responsibilities

    • Human rights monitoring: Monitor newspapers, online and social media, and reports from partners on a daily basis.
    • Basic research tasks: with guidance from the team, carry out research on specific issues and ongoing developments and share findings with the team.
    • Database management: Maintaining and updating logs on human rights violations and abuses as well as individuals at risk.
    • Filing: Assist with electronic filing and filing of hardcopy materials.
    • Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as mailing, event organization, and organizing contact databases.

    Qualifications

    • Interest in and knowledge of the social, political and human rights context of the Sudan and South Sudan.
    • Background through study, work or other experience in a relevant area, such as human rights, law, international relations, political science or social sciences.
    • Commitment to Amnesty International's mandate.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.
    • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Fluent written and spoken English.
    • Desirable language skill, Arabic.

    NB: Only applicants who have eligibility, i.e. Kenyan citizens or foreign students with a right to study and work in Kenya, will be considered for the above post.

    Kindly apply online on www.careers.amnesty.org.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aGVucmlldHRhLnlhbmtzb24uODIyMjIuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ