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Kenya: COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST- KENYA

Organization: World University Service of Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

  1. INTRODUCTION

The World University Service of Canada’s Field Support Services Project (FSSP) is contracting the services of a Communication Specialist to support Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in Kenya in the delivery of all its programming areas over a 2-year period.

2. OBJECTIVE

The main objective of Communication Specialist position is to provide technical assistance to Canada’s development programming in Kenya and other countries of accreditation in order to improve its visibility on social media and other platforms. The Communications Specialist will work part-time to assist with the development of communication products and publications focused on GAC’s country development strategy as well as lead the production of high quality, brand-compliant, multimedia information products and visual assets.

3. MANDATE

Under the general supervision of the FSSP Kenya Manager, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for all requests coming fromGAC, including visibility on social media, managing the Facebook page and working with the Technical Specialists on a monthly newsletter/digital brief for use by GAC. In addition, the Specialist will provide advice, analysis of the promotional context and advice to support GAC’s programming visibility in Kenya. The Specialist will, upon request from GAC or the FSSP Manager, participate in meetings organised on various topical themes to appropriately raise the visibility of Canada’s programs and projects in Kenya. In particular, the Specialist will work closely with GAC’s partners to achieve effective visibility and recognition of Canada’s international assistance contributions.

4. SPECIFIC TASKS

Social Media and Media Monitoring

· The Communications Specialist will be responsible for managing Canadian projects’ presence in social media and for the creation of content necessary to grow GAC’s engagement within the media sector. The Specialist will also focus on content creation, basic online graphics and development of products and messages for public access and online platforms including GAC website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other similar social media platforms.

· Author brief social media messages with corresponding links and source appropriate images for the postings on GAC’s programme and projects implemented by GAC’s partners.

· Schedule and post social media content as per the content calendar and obtain GAC’s approvals for content prior to publishing.

· Produce social media toolkits and contribute to the management of several accounts such as the Canadian Education Partners Forum (Facebook and twitter) accounts.

· Provide analytics, identify trends and develop creative inputs.

· Review daily press and produce media monitoring reports.

Event Coverage

· Work closely with the GAC/FSSP TAs to provide communication and media support to events/workshops/meetings and conferences.

· Prepare website stories.

· Engage in media calls and prepare press kits.

· Take, edit and post photos.

· Update media contact lists.

· Prepare event specific media monitoring reports.

Gathering Content from the Field

· Work with GAC/FSSP TAs and partners to undertakes field visits and to write impact stories/success stories/case studies.

· Support and coordinate photography and videography activities for field activities

· Gather stories from implementing partners via field visits at the discretion of the GAC Head of Cooperation.

· Produce stories from the field projects that reflect GAC’s reach and impact with a human-development interest focus.

· Prepare content for use in other publications including annual reports, e-newsletters and brochures and videos.

Strategic Planning

· Design and implement an effective and innovative communications strategy to further enhance GAC’s profile in Kenya and other countries of accreditation;

· Provide regular input into GAC’s country strategy and investment plan activities;

· Review and assesses GAC’s communications activities using indicators established by the overall communications strategy;

· Highlight successes, challenges and recommendations;

· Synthesize journalist participation and press coverage;

· Pitch potential stories or identify gaps in content based on field work and research.

· Support coordination of regular briefings with GAC staff.

· Build and maintain a photo library of all photos and videos of the GAC, a database with photos and videos taken during events, which can be easily found by date, events, names of participants or other functional types of classification;

· Participate in various meetings with sectoral teams to help ensure the strategic positioning and visibility of GAC in Kenya and countries of accreditation;

· Develop and maintain a network of strategic contacts to support communication activities in Canada’s programming area in the country.

5. LEVEL OF EFFORT

This assignment is a part-time position from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2020. A 50% level of effort (approximately ten days per month) will be required. The estimated distribution of the 50% level of effort will be as follows:

· Visibility of Canadian programming in Kenya and Countries of accreditation: 85%

· Other tasks for GAC and FSSP: 15%

The Communication Specialist will operate form Field Support Services Office in Nairobi during the period of the assignment.

6. WORKPLAN AND DELIVERABLES

The Communication Specialist will produce quarterly work plans, which will detail the deliverables expected for that period. The work plan will be based on needs identified by Global Affairs Canada and the Specialist’s recommended priorities which will require approval by Global Affairs Canada. The work plan must be submitted to the GAC Head of Cooperation in Kenya or an officer with a delegated authority from the Head of Cooperation. The work plan will be reviewed and updated monthly, taking into account changing priorities in the Global Affairs Canada Program and/or the countries’ context.

7. REPORTING

The Specialist reports directly to the Manager of the Field Support Services Project based in Nairobi, Kenya who has responsibility for the administration of the contract. Day to day management of deliverables and performance will be coordinated by the GAC Head of Cooperation in Kenya or an officer with a delegated responsibility, including approval of work plans, service requisitions and deliverables, authorization of travel, evaluation of the quality of services and deliverables against work plans and performance indicators, etc.

The Communication Specialist will be expected to keep the respective Development Officers at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi and GAC HQs informed and updated about the implementation and progress of his/her work. The Specialist will submit monthly reports on her/his activities related to communication, consistent with the priorities established in the work plan.

The monthly report (max 2 pages) will:

· Highlight tasks and results achieved; problems encountered and how they were dealt with;

· Outline innovative initiatives, work plan/activities/expected results for the following month.

· Highlight relevant information of use to the Program and projects, such as: outstanding issues and constraints, innovative initiatives, best practices, and lessons learned;

· Identify new opportunities, and make recommendations for the next work plan period; and

· Identify key issues for Global Affairs Canada’s attention, and make recommendations for follow-up;

8. QUALIFICATIONS AND MANDATORY EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications or a relevant related field of study from a recognized university. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.

· 3-5 years of related public relations, public outreach or communications for development experience;

· Demonstrated experience in drafting, producing and editing written products such as news/blog articles, reports, fact sheets, speeches, success stories, and press releases

· Expertise in using social media and other media platforms including drafting and sharing messages on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

· English language skills to perform communications technical services;

· Ability to travel as needed throughout Kenya and other countries of accreditation;

· Knowledge of GAC policies and procedures is a plus;

· Have an excellent ability to archive information such as for the photo library;

· Have good judgment and ability to give relevant opinions and recommendations;

· Mastery of ICT tools and basic computer software such as Microsoft Office, email and other social media tools.

9. COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND BEHAVOURS

· Ability to synthesize and develop high quality knowledge products from diverse programmatic materials and tools;

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders;

· Works well independently with little supervision, as well as within a dynamic team;

· Superior English communication proficiency and writing skills; proficiency in French is an asset;

· A good team player.

10. APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested Candidates should email a letter of application (maximum 3 pages) and a CV (maximum 4 pages) by 25 May 2018 with subject heading “Communication Specialist – Kenya”, showing how the candidate’s background is linked to each item in the mandatory qualifications and additional desirable qualifications categories to: to:**fsspkesa.recruitment@wusc.ca**

Only Candidates whose documentation confirms they meet the mandatory criteria will be contacted to assess their technical abilities and knowledge.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates should email a letter of application (maximum 3 pages) and a CV (maximum 4 pages) by 25 May 2018 with subject heading “Communication Specialist – Kenya”, showing how the candidate’s background is linked to each item in the mandatory qualifications and additional desirable qualifications categories to: to:**fsspkesa.recruitment@wusc.ca**

Only Candidates whose documentation confirms they meet the mandatory criteria will be contacted to assess their technical abilities and knowledge.

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Kaimosi Friends University College Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs)

Kaimosi Friends University College
(A Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)
 

Declaration of Vacancy for Position of Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs)
 

Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO) is a Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. The University College is established under Section 3 of the Kaimosi Friends University College Order, 87 of 2015. 

The University College is located in Vihiga County within a serene environment conducive for learning. KAFUCO aims to fulfill its Vision of being a center of academic excellence, innovation and holistic development.
 

 

The Council of the University College invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent academic and credentials to provide strategic and visionary leadership to the University College in the positions of the Principal and Deputy Principals of the College. 

The successful applicants are expected to take the lead in spurring robust infrastructural development, ensuring financial stability and growth, expansion of innovation and relevant academic programmes, an enhanced student population, and result oriented staff management.

Vacancy Advertisement: The Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs) 

Ref. KAFUCO/02/2017
 

The Deputy Principal shall report to the Principal and shall be the Head of Academics and Student Affairs and will ensure these functions evolve into pillars of excellence within the University College.
 

Requirements
 

The applicant should;

  1. Be a Professor or Associate Professor and a holder of earned doctorate from a recognized university;
  2. Have at least eight (8) years of academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership and management skills in an academic or research institution;
  3. Should have served substantively for at least four (4) years with demonstrable results as academic dean or director and above in a recognized University;
  4. Be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications in internationally refereed journal or University level books (at least eight (8) in the last five years);
  5. Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes, successfully supervised Masters and Ph.D. students and mentoring postgraduate and academic colleagues;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to attract project grants or awards;
  7. Have supervised postgraduate students;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to develop Curricula, programmes and projects;
  9. Demonstrate competence in administrative and financial leadership in an academic and research environment;
  10. Have a good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and vision 2030 flagship projects, Public Procurement and Disposal Law;
  11. Have an excellent understanding of the current trends in university education, training and research nationally and globally;
  12. Demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  13. Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Core Competences
 

The following competences and skill are required

  1. Firm, fair and transparent style of management
  2. Ability to espouse and promote the national values and governance
  3. Be a visionary and results oriented leader
  4. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

Duties and Responsibilities
 

Deputy Principal in consultation with Principal shall:

  1. Coordinate the development of academic policies of the University College in consultation with the Academic Board and the Senate;
  2. Direct and organize academic policies and programmes of the University College;
  3. Coordinate and manage students affairs;
  4. Coordinate and manage examinations and the preparation of academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees;
  5. Develop research agenda with clear guidelines on research alliances and partnerships nationally and internationally;
  6. Develop and implement strategies to facilitate growth in revenue to support research and innovation;
  7. Provide strategic direction, leadership and management of the centres and departments that comprise the research and innovation portfolio;
  8. Oversee the protection and commercialization of the innovations;
  9. Establish linkages with industry and business through local, national and international networks to leverage research outcomes and opportunities;
  10. Perform such other functions and responsibilities assigned by the Principal and University Council as may be necessary and in the interests of the University College as per its rules and regulations;

Tenure of Office: The Deputy Principal shall hold office for a term of five (5) years, with the eligibility for a further equivalent term on competitive basis.
 

Terms and conditions: The above posts carry competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, and medical cover as per the University College’s medical scheme, leave allowance, transport and gratuity at the end of the contract period as per University College provisions. 

The salary entry point will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Application Process

  1. Application should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae indicating academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional associations, linkages and community service, copies of academic certificates and other documents; and email address and telephone contacts.
  2. Applicants must submit copies of certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and relevant documents from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  3. The applicants should also request their referees to submit their reference directly to the address here below within the stipulated period.

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application by email, post office or hand delivery clearly indicating the position and reference number on both the cover letter and envelope to be received not later than 18th December 2017 at 5.00 p.m. to the following address:


The Chairman,
Kaimosi Friends University College Council,
P.O Box 385-50309 

Kaimosi


Website: www.kafuco.ac.ke


KAFUCO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and gender equality and therefore encourages qualified persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

Kenya: Deputy Director, Operations and Research Affairs (8187)

Organization: Path
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Nov 2017

This position may be located in Seattle, Washington or Nairobi, Kenya.

PATH seeks to hire a seasoned leader with extensive experience working in operations to serve in the new role of Deputy Director, Operations and Research Affairs. This position supports and represents our Chief Operations Officer internally and externally, and ensures that operations are resourced and aligned to achieve PATH’s mission of delivering high quality programs with maximum impact. The deputy director will be located in our Seattle, Washington or Nairobi, Kenya office.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

The Operations and Research Affairs division is comprised of five departments: Business Development, Legal Affairs, Office of Grants & Contracts, Office of Research Ethics, and Office of Scientific Affairs. The mission of the division is to provide effective, efficient, pragmatic, and compliant operations support for PATH’s global operations.

Leadership and Management

  • Foster collaborative relationships at all levels and locations of the organization to understand existing and changing needs with the goal of continuous improvement in the alignment, efficacy, and efficiency of operations, world-wide and across functions.
  • Evolve development of business pipeline, projects, and knowledge management to deliver success.
  • Work with stakeholders to design and implement a Transformational Management Office (TMO) function.
  • Develop and introduce continuous process improvement within key institutional initiatives sponsored by the COO.
  • Manage open access requirements implementation and compliance framework activities for FY 17.
  • Manage division management staff as required.

Strategic Partner

  • Serve as a bridge builder across PATH to increase our impact and program efficacy and compliance through an optimized operations framework.
  • Lead the coordination (including capacity, resource mobilization, and sequencing) of key institutional initiatives.

Communications and Knowledge Management

  • Plan and organize team meetings and serve as primary representative for the COO on select PATH committees, teams, and initiatives.
  • Working with the COO, craft routine and special communications.
  • Drive the cascade of operations information to stakeholders across PATH and within the division’s departments in collaboration with PATH’s Global Engagement team.
  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of knowledge management systems specific to the division.
  • Collaborate with Project Management/Knowledge Management staff to optimize PATH’s knowledge management in relation to operations and key initiatives sponsored by the COO.
  • Collaborate with other operations/shared services departments to enhance coordinated, seamless service provision.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in business, public health, management, or related area.
  • Minimum of six years in senior management working in the public or private sector in low resource settings to achieve change.
  • High-level, strategic understanding of operations within a global organization.
  • Proven skills in project, knowledge, and policy management.
  • French language skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in strategy development and oversight.
  • Demonstrated strength in strategic thinking and pragmatic problem solving.
  • Skilled systems thinker with demonstrated ability to develop and manage processes.
  • Proven skill building new and effective partnerships, and managing external relations.
  • Strong ability to drive for results while dealing with ambiguity.
  • Proven success leading systematic change through strategic planning, and developing and managing systems, tools, and processes.
  • Proven collaborative leadership skills, including a track record of exercising good judgment and managing change effectively.
  • Excellent writer and communicator with success as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to diverse audiences.
  • Proven success managing staff and supporting professional and leadership development.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and strength in appreciating and managing diversity.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal effectiveness with track record of taking initiative, leading through influence, and building relationships to achieve success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to PATH’s mission and values.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel up to 40% time.
  • Must have current authorization to work in Kenya.

How to apply:

http://bit.ly/2wcpazp

General Affairs Staff for Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, Kuwait

    Urgently required for a HYUNDAI ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for their KALI Projects in KUWAIT.


    OTHERS:

    FOOD PROVIDED BY COMPANY.
    ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED BY COMPANY.
    MEDICAL PROVIDED BY COMPANY.
    TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY COMPANY.

    QUALIFICATION: GRADUATION

    EXPERIENCE: MUST HAVE 5- 7 YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE AS A GENERAL AFFAIRS STAFF

    AT LEAST 2-3 YEARS OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE.

    NOTE: MUST HAVE KUWAIT COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

    Recruiter Name:H.C. GERA
    Email Address:

    jobs.nde@gmail.com

    Telephone:011-45049656

FEP Holdings Group Legal Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Group Legal Officer

Section: FEP Holdings Limited
 

Job Category: Management

Reports To: Group Legal Manager

Job Grade: E


Location / Branch: Nairobi

Main Purpose of the Job: Provide assistance to the Group Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager in all her duties as well as to provide legal advice to the company as well as SBUs in all legal matters and to ensure their compliance with the law under the supervision of the Group Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager.

 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provides legal support including drafting of contracts and advice to all departments and subsidiaries of the Company.
  2. Provides necessary operational legal framework such as standard contracts for use within FEP Holdings and its subsidiaries. 
  3. Review, negotiate and draft legal contracts and other legal documents to successful conclusions in terms of contract construction and sign off.
  4. Performs and assigns general litigation services for the Company.
  5. Works with the subsidiary companies in the development of agreements with public and private entities for the acquisition and implementation of services and projects.
  6. Directs all aspects of litigation of claims by and against the Group of companies, including but not limited to personal injury, contract, environmental, discrimination and workers’ compensation claims.
  7. Supervises and coordinates the activities of in-house and outside legal counsel retained by the Company for one or more specialized types of assignments.
  8. Assists with Company Secretarial work including taking minutes and preparing Board packs. Keeps abreast with the changing legal climate and advices the companies accordingly.
  9. Recommends opportunities or required changes to take advantage of new legal and regulatory developments and likely trends Process.
  10. Maintains familiarity with general legal areas such as torts, contracts, ethics, Conveyance, litigation and arbitration, as well as with assigned areas of legal specialization and related technical fields
  11. Ensure compliance to Laws, By-Laws and legislative requirements in all corporate matters. 
  12. Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
  13. Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken. 
  14. In charge of registers such as the title, seal, logbook and company registration documents. 
  15. Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management. 
  16. Keeps track of all conveyance matters and instructions to external advocates.
  17. Follow up on advocates fee notes to external advocates.
  18. Negotiating with outside parties, outside counsel, vendors and clients.
  19. Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems involving the Company and its subsidiaries.

Key Deliverables

  1. Delivery of key standard contracts to SBUs.
  2. Coordination of external legal counsel
  3. Keeping abreast of new laws in relations to the SBUs.
  4. Providing risk management advice to management and the SBUs.
Direct Reports: Legal Assistant

Key Interfaces
 

Internal

  • Departmental Heads
  • Commercial Managers

External

Job Specifications
 

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law)
  • Degree in Law

Professional Skills

  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya
  • Computer skills

Key Drivers
 

Competencies (Behaviours)

  • Innovation
  • Self-motivation
  • leadership
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism

Relevant Experience

  • 4 Years’ work experience

All qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to recruitment@fep-group.com indicating their current/most recent and expected salary by latest Friday 20th May, 2016

Kenya: Country Level Project Evaluation and Situational analysis- Consultancy

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Mar 2016

The Fred Hollows Foundation is seeking applications for a consultant(s) to undertake assessments at locations in Kenya where comprehensive eye care projects have been implemented through funding support from The Foundation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.

The analysis holds a dual purpose:

  1. to conduct an end of project evaluation on the three historical comprehensive eye care projects and
  2. to conduct a situational analysis that will provide information about the situation at baseline relating to the Increasing Demand and Uptake of Cataract Services Project’s key objectives.
    The assessment will be implemented in Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Bungoma, Busia, Nakuru, Baringo and Samburu counties in Kenya with the support of The Fred Hollows Foundation.

How to apply:

Expressions of interest to conduct this assessment are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultants.

Please review the terms of reference using the following link : http://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies#ConsultantNational

Applications should be submitted by email to fredhollows-ea@hollows.org and should include:

  • A covering letter that provides reasoning for why the applicant is best suited to deliver against the Terms of Reference,
  • A brief work plan and financial proposal to deliver against the Terms of Reference,
  • CVs or Resumes of the lead consultant and (if a team of Consultants is applying) each individual on the technical team, and
  • A recently completed final report as an example of a similar assessment that has been previously conducted by the individual or team.
  • Closing date for applications: 21 March 2016