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Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in 94 countries and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 11 Country Offices in the region. (For more information about our work, please visit www.care.org)

CARE seeks an individual driven by integrity, passion and innovation to take up the role of Field Security Officer for CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Horn of Africa sub-region (Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia). The individual is responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. She will promote staff safety and security awareness, support in security preparedness and management in support of program implementation.

Reporting to the Regional Security Manager (RSM), The Field Security Officer will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region. She will ensure a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

She assists CO SS staff to prepare for major events and critical incidents where SS is concerned; using CARE Key Performance Indicators and other tools, confirm that CARE SS protocols and operating procedures are in place, are up to date and are being used. Advise CO SS staff and RSM of any gaps; assist in investigation of SS incidents where any CARE member may be involved; Provide and participate in safety and security training for sub-regions and as part of CSU. Training may include – security awareness, HEAT, First Aid (TMAT), crisis management, SSFP orientation and any other training that might be required; Monitor that all staff are aware of and understand SS protocols and procedures.


· Assist CO SS staff in developing contextual understanding of their areas of operations as guided by the RSM and in consultation with program staff

· Provide advice on the security costs of project budgets

· Understand the operational context of the Country Offices within the Horn of Africa sub-region

· Provide reports on events and matters of interest to CARE

· Monitor proper implementation of the Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMPs)

· Monitor that effective communications and equipment are properly used and are following international protocols.

· Monitor that SS protocols are followed and respected by all staff members especially with regard to travel, medical and personal safety.

· Provide guidance to CO SS staff in updating information on SS situation to the CD and RSM and monitor closely any potential risk to the staff or assets of CARE.

· Advise CO SS staff and CDs on appropriate action during a critical incident

· Advise CO SS staff on situational report and assessment formats and procedures

· Communicate SS-related information updates and/or alerts to CO SS staff.

· Monitor any gap in logistic support and advise CO SS staff on appropriate action.

· Monitor cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to SS logistics


· Bachelors’ degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training;

· Three (3) experience at the manager level in safety and security and risk management

· Experience outside country of residence in safety and security context desired

· Demonstrated knowledge of Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting

· Relevant personal security training (e.g. RedR Security Management or similar training) desired

· Excellent oral and written English skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to apply via the link below by 21st August 2018.


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.

Kenya: Regional Emergency Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

Requisition ID: req2041

Job Title: Regional Emergency Coordinator

Sector: Emergency Response

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC is supporting people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

A member of the East Africa regional support team, the Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) will work closely with countries in the region as well as with the IRC's Emergency Unit.

The IRC's East Africa regional support team: The East Africa region is one of IRC's largest and most diverse regions, spanning seven countries – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe – and with an annual portfolio over $140 million. Currently, the region is in crisis – the inter-related issues of conflict, drought, food insecurity, and displacement are at record levels. Most of the countries in the region have ongoing emergency responses and are working to further prepare for new or protracted emergency situations. The East Africa regional support team supports country programs to analyze the situation on the ground, identify the appropriate response to meet the needs, and facilitate additional support required from other parts of the IRC. The regional team serves as the bridge between country programs and headquarters departments/units. With close proximity and strong relationships between countries and the region, the regional support team provides headquarters with real-time information and maintains a regional perspective on contextual issues that span multiple countries.

The IRC's Emergency Unit: The IRC's Emergency Unit leads or oversees IRC's global emergency preparedness and response activities. The mission of the Emergency Unit is to help meet the immediate survival needs and reduce suffering in conflict or disaster affected populations during the acute phase of an emergency. The Emergency Unit also works in protracted emergencies, where the risk to life may be reduced but the population is still subjected to rights abuses and a lack of basic services. Emergency response is a global mandate of the organization and thus depending on the emergency situation, a response can be led a country team (default) or the global Emergency Response Team. The Emergency Unit is also charged with enhancing the IRC's global and country level emergency preparedness capacity. This is done by supporting the development and training of IRC Country Emergency Teams (CET), assisting in the development of emergency focused partnerships with local civil society organizations, supporting the IRC country teams in emergency preparedness planning, maintaining regional and global capacity to rapidly identify and deploy qualified emergency response personnel.


The Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) will be situated in IRC's East Africa Region while working closely with the Emergency Unit, country programs, and regional support team colleagues, to realize the IRC's strategy to be an operational leader in the field of Emergency Preparedness and Response. The REC is charged with supporting and empowering country programs to respond to emergencies chiefly through an intentional and continual investment into Emergency Preparedness. The REC will spend most of his/her time advancing the IRC's Emergency Preparedness levels within the East Africa Region. Additionally, as country programs launch emergency responses, the REC will provide remote technical support, and in a small number of instances is anticipated to offer short term support in country. The REC will report to the East Africa Deputy Regional Director and will work closely with the Emergency Unit's Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, the Emergency Preparedness Team and the network of other RECs to assure highly integrated work.


Emergency Preparedness Planning at Country Level

  • Support and facilitate the Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) process of IRC country teams in the region's high-risk countries, supporting the country program with the finalization, feedback process, approval and recurring review processes of the EPP documents as well as follow-up on progress of the country team against the implementation of the Preparedness Action Plan which is part of the EPP. This also includes the facilitation of the EPP workshop.
  • Support and facilitate the process of regularly monitoring emergency triggers and drivers and generating a regional trigger monitoring dashboard.
  • Develop a regional emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the EPPs from within the region and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring countries and support the development and maintenance of a regional emergency-risk monitoring and preparedness tool. Where required, the REC will also develop a regional approach to risk reduction and/or resilience and facilitate the streamlining and/or implementation of that approach in existing country operations and programs.
  • Support the execution of Emergency Preparedness Rating (EPR) surveys and actively follow up on the results with the Region's country teams. Provide support to Watchlist country programs in the Region to achieve an EPR score of 3.0 or higher.
  • Support IRC country teams in the region to conduct Real-Time Evaluations (RTE) for country-led emergency responses and ensure that lessons learned from the RTE are proactively fed back into the preparedness process.

Capacity Building of Staff on Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Advise and support IRC country teams in the process and procedure to identify and select appropriate and motivated staff for the Country Emergency Teams (CET).
  • Support the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency needs of CET staff and assist in the corresponding development of capacity and competency building tools and training resources necessary for setting up effective and efficient emergency response teams
  • Administrate, support and facilitate the delivery of emergency response capacity strengthening and technical training workshops to CET staff and assist IRC country teams in the development of efficient and effective CETs.
  • Support country program CETs in the development of emergency related capacity strengthening plans and support and monitor the implementation of these plans. This includes connecting country teams with appropriate internal and external emergency preparedness training resources and opportunities.
  • Provide input to the Emergency Unit's Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of further development and improvement of capacity and competency development tools and resources across the organization.

Partnership Development for Emergencies

The IRC's new strategy places emphasis on the establishing and development of partnerships with local civil society organizations (CSOs). In this, the IRC will clearly move away from primarily sub-contracting out elements of program implementation to a partnership model that centers on actually investing in CSO partners to help them strengthen their own emergency response capacities. The REC will be instrumental in building relationships around shared objectives and vision – rather than only focusing on project and partners' performance.

  • Support the IRC country teams in the process of evaluating and selecting potential CSO partners in high risk countries and support the establishment, development and maintenance of these partnerships with a particular focus on partnering/collaboration in emergencies.
  • When needed, provide coordination and co-operation support to country teams and CSO partners during an emergency response.
  • Provide input to the Emergency Unit's Senior Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness Capacity Strengthening into the process of emergency response training tools and resources and manage the delivery of such trainings to IRC partner organizations in collaboration with the country team.
  • In collaboration with the IRC country teams, support established CSO partners with ongoing, tailored, targeted support to help ensure effective application of emergency response skills.

Emergency Response Support

Working closely with regional leadership and other members of the regional support team, the REC will provide technical support to country teams as they launch emergency responses. The REC will encourage the realization of response plans developed as a part of their emergency preparedness work. The REC will, for the most part, provide remote support to CETs; and in a small number of instances can travel in country to provide hands on support and leadership in the setting up of an emergency response.

The advisory support may include, but is not limited to the following components:

  • Advise and support country programs with collating the required data to request an emergency classification and provide follow up with the Emergency Unit if necessary.
  • Advise and support country programs with speedy setup of an emergency response through reviewing proposals for emergency funding requests from crisis response fund (CRF) and other IRC emergency funding mechanisms or supporting the development of response strategies.
  • Advise country programs with regard to the activation of specific emergency protocols.
  • Advise and support country programs in the deployment of their CET.
  • Assist country teams in liaising with the Emergency Unit with regard to specific support for country-led emergency responses. E.g. in case of a shortage of deployable response staff on country level, the REC will support the country team to request support from the IRC's Emergency Response Team or Emergency Roster.
  • Upon request, advise and assist local partner organizations in the setting up of an emergency response.


Position Reports to: Deputy Regional Director, East Africa Region Position directly supervises: None

Indirect Reporting: Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Unit


  • Prior hands-on field experience and proven track record in:

  • humanitarian staff competency and capacity strengthening

  • emergency preparedness planning and programs

  • establishing and developing partnerships with local civil society organizations based on shared objectives and visions and through investing into CSO partners' capacity strengthening

  • organizing and facilitating training / capacity strengthening workshops

  • emergency response and emergency coordination

  • University degree in human resources, international development or related field, Master's degree preferred, equivalent work experience will be considered.

  • Proven abilities in developing and implementing new structures and processes including building support and consensus across departments and delivering on timelines.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.

  • Previous experience in international humanitarian aid or development required, particularly within the region.

  • Able and willing to undertake significant travel within the region to potentially insecure environments.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy4wNDQ1OS4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Business Development Advisor

Organization: Ongoza
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Job Description
Your role is to provide practical, strategic advisory and assistance to youth-led enterprises to drive their growth as measured by increased revenue, jobs, and social impact. Your consulting will span all aspects of business growth and structure, from financial modeling to marketing to business strategy and operations. Reporting directly to Ongoza’s Program Manager, you are Ongoza’s primary client-facing role, responsible for the success of our client entrepreneurs. Application open until April 13th 2018.

Roles and Responsibilities
Please note other responsibilities may be required based upon the growth of Ongoza.

Strategic Advisory Services (80%)
• Work closely with clients in your portfolio to articulate growth plans to scale their businesses.
• Provide practical, strategic advisory and technical assistance across the areas of finance, sales & marketing, operations, and HR to help clients harness opportunities, structure their businesses more effectively, and catalyze growth.
• Advise and assist clients in product development, sales and marketing strategy, and customer acquisition. Connect clients to market opportunities.
• Advise clients on investment needs and connect them to financial services, including via our exclusive partnership with Key Partners, Ltd.
• Facilitate trainings, workshops, and other events for Ongoza clients and the wider community as needed.
• Liaise with the rest of the network of Business Development Advisors on a regular basis to learn and share best practices.

Process Design and Improvement (10%)
• Provide and implement recommendations that can improve the effectiveness of you and your colleagues on the business advisory team.

General Administration (10%)
• Maintain client files and collect data as needed for Ongoza’s learning team
• Maintain appropriate expense reporting, comply with administrative policies and procedures, and conduct logistical arrangements as needed.

Required Experience
• 5+ years of experience in SME development, financial services, consulting, business operations or marketing, with relevant university or graduate degree. Work with entrepreneurs and small businesses highly preferred.
• Demonstrated excellent understanding of strategies for how to help businesses grow, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: business finance, business planning and strategy, sales and marketing, product development, or human resource management. Ability to produce financial reports/projections for clients highly preferred.
• Deep understanding of go-to-market and growth strategies for businesses in the area of consumer goods, professional services, retail, and manufacturing.
• Worked in a start-up or small business environment, and/or have direct experience supporting start-ups – willing to wear many hats and help out wherever needed.
• Have passion for and excellent understanding of the Kenyan entrepreneurship ecosystem.
• Previous coaching, teaching, training, or facilitation experience preferred.

About YOU.
• You have excellent business knowledge and judgment. You are able to quickly analyze the gaps and opportunities within a business and sketch the best way forward. You know what you don’t know, and how to look for that information.
• You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You are an independent self-starter who flourishes in a changing environment and can manage yourself. You have excellent collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills.
• You are a systems builder and/or optimizer. You are process-oriented and always looking for ways to improve systems to not solve the same problem twice. You will be called upon to build structures for your team as Ongoza continues to grow.
• You make things happen. You have a proven track record of meeting targets on time and within budget. You are creative, solutions-oriented, and willing to put in the time it takes to do a great job. You follow through.
• Most of all, you believe in our vision and mission – the power of youth-led businesses to transform Kenya.

How to apply:

Please send an email to hr@ongoza.org with the subject line “BDA2018” with your CV and a letter answering the below questions. Interviews on a rolling basis until filled.

1) Why Ongoza, and why this position? Why are you the best fit? (max 300 words)

2) Assume the below fake company is given to you as part of your portfolio. Using the information below, sketch out how you would approach growing their business and what assumptions you depend on. (max 300 words)
a. Eco-Biashara Solutions, Ltd. produces charcoal briquettes for home and industrial use out of free rose waste collected from farms in Nakuru, earning 150,000 Ksh/month. Their bonding agent allows their briquettes to burn for nearly twice as long as their competitors at a cheaper price point. They train and employ marginalized youth from around the area in production.

3) Take the list of bolded bullet points under “About YOU” and under each, tell us what evidence you have that you fulfill this criteria. (max 500 words)

Zetech University Assistant Registrar – Enrollment

Zetech University is a premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience to thousands of youth from Kenya and beyond. 


Our Mission is to provide holistic education by promoting excellence in research, integrating innovation and technology with the aim of developing well rounded citizens to impact the social, political and economic world. 

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Registrar – Enrollment.


Job Ref: ZU/10/25/34

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar- Enrollment & Institutional Advancement, the position holder will, among other duties:

  • Coordinate, devise and implement strategies for recruiting students to meet enrollment goals of the University
  • Advise students and parents and provide them with information about academic programs and the University in general
  • Provide innovative content for marketing collateral including print, Audio Visual and digital
  • Ensure strategic, consistent and aggressive conduct of above the line and below the line marketing of Zetech University.
  • Conduct targeted enrollment campaigns that resonate with the audience e.g. School visits
  • Sensitize the enrollment team on new changes affecting recruitment of new students
  • Advise on budget requirements needed to inform future planning and strategic decision making.
  • Implement University enrollment policies and procedures.
  • Conduct marketing survey and research to enhance University’s competitiveness e.g. competitor trends, emerging market needs, new programmes development, etc.
  • Prepare quality enrollment analytics for efficient decision making.
  • Uphold excellence in customer service

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or other relevant business degree with a bias in marketing or a related degree with a diploma in sales and marketing from a recognized Institution of Higher learning.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Willingness to travel across the country.
  • Member of MSK is an added advantage.
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills;
  • Strong people management and customer service skills;
  • Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;
  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Interested applicants to send their application letters and updated CVs via the email address email protected quoting Job Ref. ZU/10/25/34 indicating the current and expected salary not later than 13th December 2017.



AKU Finance and Administration Manager (Department of Internal Medicine) Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University

Finance and Administration Manager, Department of Internal Medicine (Fixed Term)

Aga Khan University is a private, not for profit, international University established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries.  

Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for East Africa.

The Aga Khan University invites candidates for the position of Finance and Administration Manager, Department of Internal Medicine


Reporting to the Chair of Department of Internal Medicine, the successful candidate will direct the financial and administrative affairs of the department and will be responsible for all areas of financial planning and management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise and assist the Chair and Division heads in faculty affairs
  • Advise and assist the Chair on budgeting in order to achieve and maintain fiscal sustainability
  • Manage the financial resources of the department to ensure ethical and fiduciary practices
  • Interpret policies and regulations concerning the Department’s financial activities and ensure compliance with the University’s policies and procedures
  • Translate department objectives into financial assumptions for short-term or long-term planning
  • Project Department and Division revenue and expenses and develop budget models to guide the faculty or department.
  • Design and monitor systems of measurement and internal controls to safeguard assets and to satisfy auditing requirements
  • Assign, direct and review staff who maintain department budgets /accounts at the University/Hospital
  • Ensure administrative procedures for grant and contract administration are in place
  • Review  and approve all department grant and contract applications
  • Ensure funded projects or programs are managed appropriately
  • Monitor interpersonal dynamics and actions to eliminate physical risks to personal safety
  • Ensure smooth annual performance evaluation and merit review process for faculty and professional staff.


Applicants should have a Master of Business Administration or equivalent with 2 years’ experience in Health Care Administration or related field. 

S/he should demonstrate competence in financial operations, business planning, financial analysis and/or strategic planning. 

Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and customer service skills adhering to set time lines for reporting.

To Apply:

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, clearly indicating current & expected pay should be sent to, 

the Manager, Recruitment, 

Aga Khan University Hospital, 

so as to reach not later than 20th October, 2017.  

Only short listed candidates will be contacted