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Recruitment by Prime Bank of Kenya (Many Vacancies)

Information Security 


Ref: PB/002/2018

Prime Bank Limited is one of the leading private banks in Kenya with 25 years experience in
delivering flexible, efficient and personalized financial services.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to strengthen our IT Department with highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail oriented professionals in the following function:

Competences

·         Technical skills to effectively and consistently perform ICT support tasks for high quality service provision.

·         Demonstrated track record in complete systems analysis cycle/IT Security/relational database design skills.

·         Ability to multi-task, time management skill, prudent prioritization and effective structuring of work assignments.

·         Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

·         Team player with Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

·         Highly analytical in problem solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

·         3-10 Years in IT Project Management/Digital Banking/IT Security/IT Support /DBA/ System Administration.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT service support, systems analyst, DBA or Project Management/Core Banking Support. Atleast one or more IT certifications in ITIL, Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX or Oracle will be an added advantage.

·         Good understanding of the financial services and how IT contributes to the success of the financial institutions.

·         Sound knowledge of Information technology and related support architectures.

Digital Banking Officers 

Ref: PB/003/2018

Prime Bank Limited is one of the leading private banks in Kenya with 25 years experience in
delivering flexible, efficient and personalized financial services.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to strengthen our IT Department with highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail oriented professionals in the following function:

Competences

·         Technical skills to effectively and consistently perform ICT support tasks for high quality service provision.

·         Demonstrated track record in complete systems analysis cycle/IT Security/relational database design skills.

·         Ability to multi-task, time management skill, prudent prioritization and effective structuring of work assignments.

·         Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

·         Team player with Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

·         Highly analytical in problem solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

·         3-10 Years in IT Project Management/Digital Banking/IT Security/IT Support /DBA/ System Administration.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT service support, systems analyst, DBA or Project Management/Core Banking Support. Atleast one or more IT certifications in ITIL, Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX or Oracle will be an added advantage.

·         Good understanding of the financial services and how IT contributes to the success of the financial institutions.

·         Sound knowledge of Information technology and related support architectures.

DBA (ORACLE/SQL SERVER/MY SQL etc)

Ref: PB/004/2018

Prime Bank Limited is one of the leading private banks in Kenya with 25 years experience in
delivering flexible, efficient and personalized financial services.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to strengthen our IT Department with highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail oriented professionals in the following function:

Competences

·         Technical skills to effectively and consistently perform ICT support tasks for high quality service provision.

·         Demonstrated track record in complete systems analysis cycle/IT Security/relational database design skills.

·         Ability to multi-task, time management skill, prudent prioritization and effective structuring of work assignments.

·         Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

·         Team player with Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

·         Highly analytical in problem solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

·         3-10 Years in IT Project Management/Digital Banking/IT Security/IT Support /DBA/ System Administration.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT service support, systems analyst, DBA or Project Management/Core Banking Support. Atleast one or more IT certifications in ITIL, Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX or Oracle will be an added advantage.

·         Good understanding of the financial services and how IT contributes to the success of the financial institutions.

·         Sound knowledge of Information technology and related support architectures.

System Engineer (UNIX/LINUX/WINDOWS)

Ref: PB/005/2018

Prime Bank Limited is one of the leading private banks in Kenya with 25 years experience in
delivering flexible, efficient and personalized financial services.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to strengthen our IT Department with highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail oriented professionals in the following function:

Competences

·         Technical skills to effectively and consistently perform ICT support tasks for high quality service provision.

·         Demonstrated track record in complete systems analysis cycle/IT Security/relational database design skills.

·         Ability to multi-task, time management skill, prudent prioritization and effective structuring of work assignments.

·         Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

·         Team player with Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

·         Highly analytical in problem solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

·         3-10 Years in IT Project Management/Digital Banking/IT Security/IT Support /DBA/ System Administration.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT service support, systems analyst, DBA or Project Management/Core Banking Support. Atleast one or more IT certifications in ITIL, Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX or Oracle will be an added advantage.

·         Good understanding of the financial services and how IT contributes to the success of the financial institutions.

·         Sound knowledge of Information technology and related support architectures.

Project Management

Ref: PB/006/2018

Prime Bank Limited is one of the leading private banks in Kenya with 25 years experience in
delivering flexible, efficient and personalized financial services.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to strengthen our IT Department with highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail oriented professionals in the following function:

Competences

·         Technical skills to effectively and consistently perform ICT support tasks for high quality service provision.

·         Demonstrated track record in complete systems analysis cycle/IT Security/relational database design skills.

·         Ability to multi-task, time management skill, prudent prioritization and effective structuring of work assignments.

·         Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

·         Team player with Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

·         Highly analytical in problem solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

·         3-10 Years in IT Project Management/Digital Banking/IT Security/IT Support /DBA/ System Administration.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT service support, systems analyst, DBA or Project Management/Core Banking Support. Atleast one or more IT certifications in ITIL, Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX or Oracle will be an added advantage.

·         Good understanding of the financial services and how IT contributes to the success of the financial institutions.

·         Sound knowledge of Information technology and related support architectures.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can forward their applications enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to itcareers@primebank.co.ke , indicating job reference number by 6th October 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prime Bank Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

Kenya: RE-ADVERTISEMENT : Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff

Organization: RefuSHE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Sep 2018

Position Overview:

The main purpose of this role will be to offer management and support services to the office of the Country Director in a bid to enhance efficiency and service delivery both to the CD, internal and external clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Communication/ Information dissemination

  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CD, with other senior management staff, stakeholders, employees, and others, on matters related to the CD's programmatic initiatives.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CD, internal departments and external client’s e.g The Board, partners, government bodies etc all in a bid to ensure transparent information flow to and from the CD’s Office.
  • Reviews correspondence and drafts responses for the CD as appropriate by fact-checking all

Communications, editing and proof-reading key documents as required.

  • Assists in the preparation of documentation for Board meetings, follows up on

Correspondence related to the CD‘s meetings with funders, partners, and key staff.

  • Supports managers in their communications and raising critical issues with the CD, and follows through to ensure that they receive necessary and timely responses and guidance.
  • Acts as eyes and ears to the CD by identifying and alerting him on potential problems or difficulties with program implementation in time for him to act effectively

2. Maintenance of Calendar/Meeting facilitator

  • Works closely and effectively with the CD to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Acts as a "barometer," by having a sense of the issues taking place on the ground and keeping the CD updated.
  • Completes a variety of administrative tasks for the CD including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CD's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "**gatekeeper**" and "**gateway**" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CD's time and office.
  • Enforces rules for scheduling of meetings with the CD, and is capable of saying no to requests
  • Works closely with staff to schedule, invite and prepare participants to attend meetings initiated by the CD.
  • Prepares briefings for the CD’s meetings
  • Captures main take-away points at key meetings, and works to ensure follow up and monitors progress of next steps
  • Represents the CD in meetings and events as authorized by him.

3. Project management

  • Handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Supports the CD in monitoring & managing what’s happening in all programs
  • Develops and maintain an inventory of the key projects in which the CD’s awareness and involvement is necessary
  • Works with key staff to ensure the CD’s needs are conveyed, Project implementation is done in a timely fashion, and that demands on the CD’s schedule are understood /agreed on and at the same time, conveys the needs of these individuals and their departments to the CD for the requisite support to be accorded.
  • Oversees (assess, plan, execute) special assignments and projects for the CD in support of

Institutional priorities.

4. Research, Reporting & Record Maintenance

  • Conducts research, prepares analytical reports & assists the CD in developing reports, Presentations, speeches, publications, and educational materials.
  • Prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CD, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Drafts reports & correspondences on behalf of the CD
  • Identifies and provides information and recommendations to the CD on issues and opportunities that could impact the organization’s agenda and the successful execution of

the CD’s commitments.

  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems, recording meeting discussions etc.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and analyzing information.

5. Advisor

• Ensures the CD receives adequate information regarding different issues, for ease of decision making

• Diplomatically talks the CD out of bad ideas by pointing out consequences or bringing in new perspectives

• Serve as an ‘honest broker’ by understanding the preferences of the CD & ensuring he receives a full range of perspectives

  • Set a process for monitoring potential risks & developing proactive policies to mitigate against the risks in question.

Crisis Management

• Acts as the primary person to inform the CD of crisis

• Develops plans for emergences/a standard process for managing crises, including creating an ad hoc team to address the specifics of an emergency;

• Tactically rations and manages the CD’s visibility in crisis (personal presence shows concern

and shows who is in charge)

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, communication/PR or any other related field

• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position, experience working in the NGO field is a plus

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the CD, other members of the leadership team, the Board and committee members

• Must be well polished & cultured.

• Excellent presentation & report writing Skills.

• Must be computer proficient especially in Microsoft products including but not limited to PowerPoint

• Excellent scheduling, Organization and Time Management skills

• Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive materials and situations

• Must be flexible in work hours and assignments

• Strong strategic and analysis skills, excellent problem-solving capacity

• Must be able to interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of beneficiaries, staff, and stakeholders

• Ability to maintain organized records and filing systems

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and conduct self with honesty and integrity

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Ps: This is a re-advertisement and therefore, candidates who had previously applied need not to re-apply.

Your application should be sent to the address below indicating the position applied for in the email subject by close of business Tuesday, 25th September 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Ps: Please note that Heshima Kenya does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be sent through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Psychosocial Counselor –Nairobi

Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an International Nonprofit Organization, dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East. In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi, Dadaab and Kakuma

Position Summary

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking for a Psychosocial Counselor to work with urban refugee population who have suffered torture and war trauma. The position is to assist individuals, groups, and communities to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma, and enable them to rebuild their lives and their communities

Position: Psychosocial Counselor

Number of positions: One (1 )

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Psychotherapist Trainer

Responsibilities.

In collaboration with site team and under the supervision of the Psychotherapist Trainer, the Psychosocial Counselor functions includes but are not limited to:

1. Render psycho-social services to individuals, groups and communities to assist them to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma.

  • Providing comprehensive psycho-social support to survivors of war trauma and torture who have sought assistance by completing an initial screening and intake assessment; individual and group treatment plans; case management including timely referral, follow-up, and advocacy if necessary; home visits; and follow-up assessments.
  • Coordinating their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure case management goals are properly achieved.
  • Carrying out individual or family counseling sessions with clients affected by war trauma or torture.
  • Facilitating of group counseling processes, including selection of group members, planning the group process, and group facilitation.
  • Providing interpretation between clients and other CVT staff members when needed.
  • Ensuring that all required documentation is completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensuring that all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed at all times.

2. Develop the community’s awareness, understanding and engagement with the issues relating to mental health, war trauma, and torture.

  • Assist in planning and implementing community mental health, war trauma and torture awareness and education campaigns and programs.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue, and mediate with the wider population about the issues of the war, torture, trauma and traumatized people in order to raise understanding, develop coping strategies and encourage those who need psycho-social services to approach CVT.
  • Coordinate their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure community awareness goals are properly achieved.

3. Make the CVT services known and accessible to people whose psycho-social functioning has been impaired by their experiences of torture and war trauma.

  • Identify children, teenagers, men, and women whose psycho-social functioning may have been affected by war related experiences and encourage them to approach CVT for support.
  • Develop the referral systems and encourage collaboration between local groups and leaders, CBOs, local and international NGOs, and government ministries.
  • Attend interagency meetings to improve service delivery to our client groups and access opportunities to forward CVT’s work.
  • Ensure that the reporting and documentation of these processes is completed and minutes of meetings are filed.

4. Train role players and community members in basic trauma and mental health issues:

  • Assisting in designing, planning, implementing and facilitating training programs for local decision makers, community members and CBOs, local and international NGOs, government/ministry staff and CVT colleagues on trauma and mental health issues in order to develop a more supportive environment for people whose psycho-social functioning has been affected by experiences of torture and war trauma.
  • Contribute to completing the documentation and reporting of external training.

5. Promote Self-care through Support and Supervision

  • Attending regular support, debriefing, case conferences, and supervision coaching meetings to ensure information and skill-sharing
  • Attending trainings provided by CVT and other agencies as directed by Psychotherapist-Trainer
  • Implementing Psychotherapist-Trainer recommendations and training in day to day clinical work
  • Providing feedback to Psychotherapist-Trainer on training and supervision.
  • Requesting support from Psychotherapist-Trainer or Counseling Supervisor as needed.
  • Submit files to the Counseling Supervisor or Psychotherapist-Trainer for regular review and support (related to counseling duties)
  • Setting objectives for each week and month, which contribute to achieving the objectives. Plan the activities required to achieve these objectives.
  • Submitting weekly and monthly statistics form and reports (in relation to counseling and supervision responsibilities)
  • Setting and follow through on a personal self-care schedule to avoid burnout and vicarious traumatization.

Qualifications:

§ Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field. Master Degree in similar field will be an added advantage.

  • At least 2-3 years in field experience within a Humanitarian NGO/Agency in the same or similar position.

§ Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.

§ Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.

§ Experience with gender-based violence highly desirable.

§ Willingness to work with minorities group highly desired

§ Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.

§ Skilled at working as a member of a team.

§ Working knowledge of English and Swahili

§ Experience in working as a counselor or ability to be an empathic counselor

§ Experience working in local and regional context and knowledge of local area and community structures desirable.**

§ Previous working experience with refugee desired.

§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to maintain neutrality, impartiality and confidentiality in all aspects of work undertaken.

  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines) Interest in or commitment to human rights

How to apply:

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter and CV to cvtkenyajobs@gmail.com prior to the Friday, 28th September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Kenya: Grants Accountants

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to promote financial stewardship and accountability in multiple donor funded projects

The Grants Accountant must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethics and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Budget Monitoring 25%

o Help Project staff in linking Grant Budget to Grant Work-plans, so that the activities to be undertaken in the projects matches to the budget

o Ensure strict adherence to the approved budgets.

o Monitor and review activities to ensure that only budgeted costs have been incurred.

Financial Reporting 20%

o Prepare and submit timely, accurate and complete grants financial reports

o Load grants reports in FFR database

o Prepare management reports for decision making purposes

o Support and participate in year- end processes

Monitoring and Compliance 20%

o Monitor Project expenses against the approved budget.

o Reconcile LDRs with payroll for the project staff under grants.

o Ensure donor regulations are adhered to for the assigned projects.

o Perform Vendor screening

o Support and coordinate grants end closure processes

Risk Management 20%

o Facilitate audit process for assigned grants both internal and external audits

o Provide relevant information for audit responses

o Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations

o Review grants PRFs for budget availability and proper coding

o Provide and maintain grants financial information for safe custody and access

o Ensure assets purchased through donor funds are properly utilized and safe guarded

Administration: 10%

o Attend program technical meetings and give feedback and updates on financial aspect of the assigned grants.

o Ensure good storage of financial reports and records in line with the WVK and donor requirements

o Ensure all copies of final signed Grant agreements documents between donors and WVK is available on file

Others 5%

  • Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

§ Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Accounting or Finance , Business management/ Administration or related degree

§ Certified Public Accountant (CPA K)

§ Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience

§ Practical experience of using SUN system accounting Software is preferred

§ Post graduate qualification in Purchasing and Supplies Management from CIPS is an added advantage

§ Professional membership with a recognized body

Key Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.

· Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach

· Strong budgetary, financial management and analytical skills.

· The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy stakeholders and commitment and respect for diversity.

· Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

· Demonstrable ability to work with minimum supervision.

· Computer literate.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is September 23, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Jobs and Vacancies in a Kenyan Agro-Chemical Company

Assistant Manager (Materials)


Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Spirits, Bakers’ Yeast and CO2 located in Muhoroni in Western Kenya. We are looking for qualified, experienced and self-driven Kenyans with excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, report writing and ICT skills to fill the following positions:

Reporting to Purchase and supplies Manager

Roles

Key Result Areas (KRAs):

·         In-charge of main stores and warehouses.

·         Initiate orders for all essential stock items including factory production materials, spares and consumables such as fuels, chemicals, lubricants, bags, industrial gases, etc

·         Ensure prudent management of the company’s petrol stations, accountability of credit sales to customers, transporters and all company fleet.

·         Ensure all materials brought into the company for use in all departments are properly documented.

·         Ensure goods received are properly stored before they are issued to user departments.

·         Ensure all stores issue notes are correctly priced, recorded in the stores ledgers and released weekly to accounts for costing and posting to the general ledger.

·         Undertake mini and annual stocktaking exercise to determine the physical existence of stores stock/finished goods and release such results to finance department for external audits and final accounts and perform monthly stock reconciliation exercise

·         Produce daily and monthly stock reports to users and management

·         Prepare progress and annual reports showing achievement of the stores function and providing justification for performance variances

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or related business discipline.

·         Postgraduate diploma in purchasing and supplies or its equivalent.

·         Registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (CIPS) or its equivalent.

·         Minimum of 7 years’ experience with at least 5 in senior management level in a manufacturing environment.

·         Possess good knowledge of public procurement laws and regulations.

·         Possess working knowledge of SAP 1 (ERP) and IFMIS E-procurement platform.

All applicants for above positions will be required to demonstrate compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya by submitting certified copies of the following documents:

·         Certificate of Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

·         Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

·         Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

·         Clearance Certificate from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Company Secretary

Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Spirits, Bakers’ Yeast and CO2 located in Muhoroni in Western Kenya. We are looking for qualified, experienced and self-driven Kenyans with excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, report writing and ICT skills to fill the following positions:

Reporting to Board of Directors/ Resident Director & Chief Executive

Roles

Key Result Areas (KRAs):

·         Arranging for Board meetings, preparation of agenda for Board meetings and preparation of the documentation required for Board meetings.

·         Taking and compiling of minutes of the Board in a timely manner and ensuring their circulation & custody.

·         Communicating resolutions of the Board, through Resident Director to officers for appropriate action.

·         Reviewing contracts and leases drawn by third parties

·         Advising and ensuring compliance with legal and statutory requirements.

·         Providing guidance and advice on matters of ethics and good governance.

·         Facilitating adequate legal representation through the Company’s legal panel.

Specifications:

·         Holder of a least a first degree from a recognized university.

·         Be a Certified Secretary of Kenya (CSK).

·         Registered member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) of good standing.

·         Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from recognized university will be an added advantage.

·         Minimum 7 years’ experience with at least 5 in senior management level.

All applicants for above positions will be required to demonstrate compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya by submitting certified copies of the following documents:

·         Certificate of Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

·         Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

·         Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

·         Clearance Certificate from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Works Manager

Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Spirits, Bakers’ Yeast and CO2 located in Muhoroni in Western Kenya. We are looking for qualified, experienced and self-driven Kenyans with excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, report writing and ICT skills to fill the following positions:

Reporting to Resident Director & Chief Executive.

Roles

Key Result Areas:

·         Plan, program, coordinate, and control activities of manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering and environment departments to maximize production of alcohol, baker’s yeast and other products of acceptable quantity and quality as efficiently and effectively as possible through proper utilization of staff, equipment and technology.

·         Provide technical leadership to a multidisciplinary team to enable them to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.

·         Advise the Chief Executive on changes in production, operations, instrumentation, quality assurance, environmental issues, additional capacity (projects) which may be necessary for optimization of production.

·         Plan, monitor and evaluate performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building capacity of individuals and multidisciplinary teams.

·         Innovate, guide and promote energy conservation and cost optimization initiatives.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Food science & Technology, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

·         Master’s degree in strategic management from a recognized university will be an added advantage.

·         Minimum of 9 years’ experience with at least 5 in senior management level in a manufacturing environment.

·         Registered member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Engineers Board of Kenya, Institute of Engineers of Kenya or equivalent of good standing.

All applicants for above positions will be required to demonstrate compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya by submitting certified copies of the following documents:

·         Certificate of Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

·         Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

·         Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

·         Clearance Certificate from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

How to Apply

Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, current and expected salary and allowances (attach latest pay slip), names and addresses of at least three referees, two coloured passport size photos and a copy of National Identity Card should be sent to the undersigned on or before Sept 14, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Eligible serving ACFC officers are free to apply for the above positions.

Resident Director & Chief Executive

Agro-Chemical & Food Company Limited

P.O. Box 18-40107

MUHORONI-KENYA

ACFC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Kenya: Expedite Specialist

Organization: Church World Service
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

Job Title: Expedite Specialist (I/N)

Grade: 6

Level: Senior Specialist

Salary: TBD

Division: Programs

Department: Processing Support

Unit: Protection

CWS RSC Africa
The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

EEOC
Church World Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

To Apply:
Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.
https://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enf1bu9z?preview=1

Please note CWS RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

Eligibility List
The eligibility list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. This list will be used to fill any current and immediate future vacancies. Individuals who are interested in this position should submit their application materials now.

Communication
Please note CWS RSC Africa uses e-mail for all recruitment contacts. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly.

Application Materials
Your application materials should clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of the position. Be sure your resume is in an easy to read format. Dates of employment on your resume should be in mm/yy format.

Primary Purpose

This is a full time position responsible for overseeing the processing of expedited refugee cases, including high profile cases and embassy referrals. The Specialist ensures that RSC standard operating procedures are strictly followed and that expedited cases are processed as quickly as possible. This position works closely with the field team and operations management.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Protection Supervisor.

Essential Duties

  1. Monitors all Level 1 and Level 2 expedite cases in the RSC Africa pipeline to ensure cases move through the pipeline as efficiently as possible.
  2. Acts as primary point of contact for partners, including the Regional Refugee Coordinator’s office, on all expedite cases.
  3. Works with field team and operations management to ensure expedites are prioritized for circuit ride scheduling and case processing.
  4. Submits regular reports to PRM to request expedited security check processing.
  5. Submits regular reports and follow-up with IOM on medical and departure processing of all expedite cases.
  6. Travels as needed, often on short notice, to locations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to interview expedite cases, and accompany CIS officers for adjudication. Assists with the processing of Nairobi-based expedite cases as needed.
  7. Completes processing for COPE cases from creation to packeting.
  8. Drafts and updates SOPs on expedited processing and monitors implementation of SOPs.
  9. Drafts regular reports and analysis and submits quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  10. Other responsibilities as assigned by RSC Management.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years or paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Five (5) years of paid work experience is required.
  • Two (2) years of casework or refugee processing experience is required.
  • Overseas experience in a developing country is preferred.
  • Second language an advantage; Somali, French, Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili or Arabic preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Through knowledge of the US Refugee Admissions Program and WRAPS database. Strong verbal and written English language skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • High level of professionalism especially with partners.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Abilities:

The Expedite Specialist must have the ability to:

  • maintain confidential information;
  • work as part of team in a multi-cultural environment;
  • take initiative in formulating procedures and training plans to improve operations;
  • ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • travel extensively throughout the regions, sometimes on short notice and under difficult conditions;
  • travel in sub-Sahara Africa on short notice and under difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
  • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
  • lead others and address issues as they arise;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

Working Conditions

Physical: This position requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying heavy loads.

Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to excessive noise, moving machinery, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, non-ventilated spaces and working in confined quarters.

Special Requirements

Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the past one year (12 months) is required before the start of employment and background checks. A valid US passport and the ability to maintain a valid passport throughout the entire appointment is required, which includes having enough passport pages for travel. The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility. Must be legally eligible to work and obtain a work permit in Kenya. Must have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling for RSC Africa. Employee will be entrusted with the receipt, custody and payment of money.

Licensing/Certification

None required.

Competencies

Communication

Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Relationships

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Teamwork

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Leadership

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

How to apply:

To Apply:
Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.

https://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enf1bu9z?preview=1

Kenya: Product Manager

Organization: Medic Mobile
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Nov 2018

Medic Mobile builds mobile and web tools for health workers, helping them provide better care that reaches everyone. Operating as a unique, nonprofit technology company, we develop free and open-source tools that can be adapted for specific uses, backed by evidence. Health workers currently use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy, immunize infants against illnesses, track disease outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicines, and communicate about emergencies. Medic Mobile has worked with over 60 partners across 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the US. Based in San Francisco with regional offices in Africa and Asia, our technology supports over 20,000 frontline health workers, improving health systems for over 12 million people.

Role Description

Medic Mobile is growing! We are looking for a highly-organized Product Manager to effectively communicate product capabilities, align internal resources, and help us deliver on ambitious goals. The Product Manager will report to Medic Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer.

Position Information

· Employment Status: Full-time for a minimum of 2 years

· Location: Ideal locations include Nairobi, Toronto, East Coast of the US, and West Coast of the US (San Francisco)

· Position Title: Product Manager

· Report to: Chief Operating Officer

Responsibilities

At a high level, the Product Manager will:

· Maintain the roadmap for Medic Mobile’s open-source software toolkit

· Work in close coordination with design, engineering, and deployment teams, helping us achieve annual, quarterly, and monthly goals

· Lead communications about product capabilities

· Work closely with teammates and stakeholders to understand the needs of users and partners and understand the landscape of complementary/competitive technologies

Planning

· Consult with Medic staff and external stakeholders to inform and maintain the product roadmap

· Draft quarterly and monthly goals; schedule calls with product team leads to discuss and prioritize

· Inform proposals and SOWs to ensure that proposed features and timelines are aligned with roadmap and reflect accurate level of effort

· Understand the needs of users, partners, and teammates; work with Chief Design Officer and Director of Engineering to improve the process by which we receive input/feedback/feature requests from our team; manage and iterate on this process to make sure we are being responsive to the realities on the ground

· Track and hold us accountable to product deliverables and timelines in project SOWs

· Work with designers and engineering leads to understand requirements for requested features in order to prioritize and schedule them

· Actively manage the issue backlog so that we are keeping up with incoming requests and grouping them for further discussion/exploration

· Oversee timelines for product design and development cycles

Product Design and Development

· Alongside engineers and designers, support requirements gathering for specific features or new products

· Inform the design of features at key points in design process to maintain alignment to product strategy and roadmap

· Contribute ideas and insights to product strategy

· Work with designers to support A/B and user testing

· Help ensure comprehensive issues are created for all features, e.g. they include relevant screenshots, links to mockups, and acceptance criteria to guide acceptance testing

· Schedule features to releases

· Respond to Github comments from devs working on issues within one working day

· Work with design team if any questions come up during development of a feature (facilitate discussion on the issue as needed)

· Learn alongside Impact team and designers as we monitor the effectiveness of features and workflows; inform iteration plans and track the resulting new requests

Communications

· Ensure that all Medic staff and key organizational partners understand what our product is capable of today, future directions, and the process for contributing to the roadmap

· Create internal release notes to help educate our team on new features, new workflows, and how to configure them

· Lead internal product education calls

· Announce all releases internally, including highlights of key features and a link to the release notes

· Create and share product roadmap documents that help our team understand what’s coming and support partnerships discussions

· Create product briefs to communicate about product internally and externally

Qualifications

Ideal applicants will have:

· 3+ years of product management experience

· Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred

· An interest in serving marginalized communities, and a commitment to delivering health care to those that are hardest to reach

· A knowledge of, and respect for, the discipline of human-centered design

· A belief that design can be a radical act, and that awesome design can change lives

· Humility, tenacity, inclusivity, and team spirit

· An ability to pivot gracefully to respond to the needs of our partners, users, and landscape

· Experience with product management tools and software

· An adaptive and empathetic communication style

· A passion for organizing and coordinating people, process, and ideas

· An ability to describe technical details to both engineering and non-engineering audiences

· The ability and openness to travel up to 30% time, with simple accommodations, to Medic Mobile’s regional offices in Nairobi, Dakar, Kampala, and Kathmandu (and in some cases, to partner sites across Africa and Asia)

· A flexible working schedule to enable coordination among remote teammates and offices, which might include early morning or late evening hours

Other Details

· Additional locations will be considered, provided the timezone presents a reasonable overlap with teammates in those locations. Medic Mobile will not cover the costs of relocation.

· Medic Mobile offers a competitive non-profit compensation package

How to apply:

If this role inspires and intrigues you, please submit a cover letter, CV, and link or PDF related to a product that you’ve worked on to jobs@medicmobile.org. Applications without all three will not be considered. We hope to fill this position quickly and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Kenya: Family Reunification Specialist

Organization: Church World Service
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

Job Title: Family Reunification Specialist (I)
Grade: 6
Level: Senior Specialist
Salary: $38,625 Annually
Division: Programs
Department: Processing Support
Unit: Protection
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

CWS RSC Africa
The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Benefits

CWS Global and RSC Africa offer a total compensation package. The total compensation package includes a housing stipend, company life insurance, comprehensive health insurance, vision coverage, a non-participatory 5% retirement contribution, 22 vacation days a year, 3 personal days per calendar year, 1 day of sick leave per month, AD&D insurance, Bereavement leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and optional dental coverage.

EEOC
Church World Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

To Apply:
Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.
https://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enfqi26e?preview=1

This position is open to international applicants.

Please note CWS RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

Eligibility List
The eligibility list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. This list will be used to fill any current and immediate future vacancies. Individuals who are interested in this position should submit their application materials now.

Communication
Please note CWS RSC Africa uses e-mail for all recruitment contacts. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly.

Application Materials
Your application materials should clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of the position. Be sure your resume is in an easy to read format. Dates of employment on your resume should be in mm/yy format.

Primary Purpose

This position manages all Family Reunification processing activities for RSC Africa. The position is responsible for managing the chain of custody for DNA samples, including DNA counseling, sample collection, and shipping, as well as developing and implementing SOPs for AOR Screening, DNA Collection, and Visa 93 processing, to adhere to guidelines provided by PRM.

Supervision

This position reports to the Processing Support Manager.

Essential Duties

  1. Ensures all AOR Screening and DNA Counseling, DNA sample collection, and Visa 93 processing procedures adhere to USRAP, USCIS, RPC, and RSC standards and guidelines, including coordinating with RSC Management to ensure the integrity of P3 and Visa case processing and strict adherence to the DOS/BPRM guidelines and RSC’s DNA Standard Operating Procedures.
  2. Oversees RSC’s strict compliance to international standards of DNA receipt, storage, sample collection, treatment and confidentiality of DNA testing results, and chain of custody procedures, including verification of identities and completion of all required forms.
  3. Develops, updates and implements Standard Operating Procedures for AOR Screening and DNA sample collection and Visa 93 processing, based on guidance from DOS/BPRM and USCIS and in coordination with RSC Management.
  4. Coordinates with Field Team managers and supervisors to schedule P3 and Visa case processing in conjunction with RSC and CIS circuit rides throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Works closely with RSC Operations management to ensure that scheduling priorities are in line with PRM and USCIS guidelines.
  5. Travels to locations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct DNA sample collection activities and DNA counseling with refugee applicants in a non-confrontational, objective and dignified manner.
  6. Liaises with implementing partners, including AABB Accredited labs in the US, IOM, UNHCR, Resettlement Agencies and courier companies such as FedEx and DHL in regards to P3 and Visa processing procedures and requirements.
  7. Works closely with the Data Integrity Unit to develop and ensure the timely distribution of all statistical reports related to P3 and Visa case processing; ensures V93 & P3 processing procedures meet RSC quality standards and adhere to USRAP processing guidelines.
  8. Consults with RSC Program management to ensure exceptional case scenarios are processed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  9. Designs and implements training modules to ensure RSC Program staff (Nairobi, Kasulu, and Pretoria) are fully aware of how P3 and Visa processing procedures will work in conjunction with RSC interviews.
  10. Ensures DNA kit handling SOPs are supported and in compliance with RSC Africa security policy.
  11. Completes other duties as necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of Family Reunification procedures for RSC Africa.

Qualifications

US Passport required.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Five (5) year of paid work experience is required.
  • Three (3) months of related experience in casework or resettlement experience is required.
  • Previous knowledge of Family Reunification case in the USRAP is preferred.
  • Overseas experience in a developing country is preferred.
  • Second language an advantage; Somali, French, Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili or Arabic preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Through knowledge of the US Refugee Admissions Program and WRAPS database.
  • Knowledge of DNA counselling and/or chain of custody principles.
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Abilities:

The Family Reunification Specialist must have the ability to:

  • work as part of team in a multi-cultural environment;
  • take initiative in formulating procedures and training plans to improve operations;
  • ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • travel extensively throughout the regions, sometimes on short notice and under difficult conditions;
  • travel in sub-Sahara Africa on short notice and under difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
  • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
  • lead others and address issues as they arise;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

Working Conditions

Physical: This position requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying heavy loads.

Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to excessive noise, moving machinery, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, non-ventilated spaces and working in confined quarters.

Special Requirements

Background check is required before the start of employment. A valid U.S. passport and the ability to maintain a valid U.S. passport throughout the entire appointment is required, which includes having enough passport pages for travel. The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility. Must be legally eligible to work and obtain a work permit in Kenya. Must have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling for RSC Africa. Employee will be entrusted with the receipt, custody and payment of money.

Licensing/Certification

None required.

Competencies

Communication

Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Relationships

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Teamwork

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Leadership

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

How to apply:

To Apply:
Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.

https://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enfqi26e?preview=1

Kenya: Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications.

Organization: Coalition on Violence Against Women
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization, founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote womens’ rights. COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.

Vacancy: Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications.

Location: Kwale County

Reporting to: Program Manager

Contract: One year, with possibility of renewal

Purpose: This position provides an opportunity to assist in addressing gender based violence through lobby and advocacy on child marriage, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and their linkage to economic empowerment in Kwale County.

Duties and responsibilities include:

· Work in conjunction with Program Manager to lead the integrated implementation of projects in Kwale County

· Lead the planning and implementation of project activities at community, county and national level

· Identify, support and work with all project beneficiaries and stakeholders in to meet the intended priority outcomes among the rights holders and duty bearers

· Lead the engagement with communities to enhance their appreciation of GBV and their role in transforming practice of GBV and in protecting the most vulnerable girls

· Lead and coordinate the engagement with civil society organisations to enhance their capacity to conduct coordinated lobby and advocacy

· Lead the engagement with county government on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment, with a focus on legislation and policies and existing gaps.

· Identify private sector players and engage them on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment and protecting vulnerable girls and young women from violations

· Identify and develop linkages and networks at community, county and national level with a view to strengthening the effectiveness of local actors.

· Design and conduct community, national , mainstream and social media campaigns towards achieving project goals

· Design and produce content for use in training materials, information packs, information, education and communication materials to support lobby and advocacy activities

· Support research to generate knowledge on the project focus areas.

· Identify knowledge and capacity gaps among project beneficiaries and support capacity building initiatives to address these gaps through dialogue, training, round tables and other innovative approaches.

· Develop and implement project work plans and monitoring tools to guide accurate implementation of project objectives and organisational strategic goals

· Maintain up to date documentation of all project activities and expenditures

· Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities and of all financial expenditures reports in accordance with donor requirements and COVAW policy.

· Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and COVAW rules and policies

· Provide line management to program staff in the program

· Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders

· Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW's values and principles

· Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including on weekends and holidays

· Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW's assets in use.

Performance standards

· Adherence to human rights and feminist principles and organisational policies , in particular child protection

· Adherence to organisational and project timelines and deadlines

· Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and accurately documented

· Activities implemented as planned and within allocated resources

· Accurate, timely and comprehensive documentation of daily activities and periodic reports

· Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies

· Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program

· Enhancing team work and mutual respect between colleagues, project partners and beneficiaries

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community Development, law or related social science
  • Five years work experience in managing a project, in community engagement and mobilization
  • Experience in managing project budgets and finances
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Ability to work with diverse people and cultures
  • Ability to work independently but able to consult effectively, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**:Integrity, Dignity,** Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.

How to apply:

To express interest in this position, send your application and cover letter marked “Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications” indicating current and expected salary by 14th September 2018 to recruit@covaw.or.ke.

CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya – Taita Taveta (73 Vacancies)

Driver III


The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

REF: CPSB/TTC/021/2018

Number of Posts: Fifteen (15)

Terms of Service: Five (5) Years Contract

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Driving the assigned vehicles, carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling oil,electrical,tyre pressure and break systems, etc.

·         Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicles systems, maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned.

·         Ensuring security of the vehicles on and off the road.

·         Overseeing safety of the passengers and or goods.

·         Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicles.

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Pass suitability test for driver grade III.

·         A valid driving license free from any current endorsement for classes of vehicles the officer is required to drive.

·         Passed practical test for drivers conducted by the recruiting authority.

·         Must have a certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.

·         At least 2 years driving experience.

·         Attend a First Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John’s Ambulance or Kenya Highway & Building Technology (KHBT) or any other recognized institution.

Public Relations Officer

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/020/2018

Number of Posts: Four (4)

Terms of Service: Four (4) Years Contract

Responsibilities:

·         Manage Public Relations department.

·         Improve management and employee relations.

·         Prepare and publish newsletters and other county literature.

·         Create motivational videos.

·         Release promotion literature about new products.

·         Respond to information queries from the general public.

·         Identify audience for products or service.

·         Develop and maintain corporate image and logos of the county.

·         Maintain effective working relationship with the local and county government officials and media representatives.

·         Formulate policies and procedure related to public information programs.

·         Manage the county’s reputation with the public in general and clients.

·         Compile comprehensive information about the county for the public relation.

·         Develop and launch internet or intranet web page.

·         Confer with the other county officers in order to develop internal communication to inform employees of various county activities.

·         Develop Public Relations strategies.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Have a minimum of a Diploma in Public Relations/Media Communication or any other relevant degree from a recognized university in Kenya.

·         Must have served as a Public Relations/Communications Officer

·         Have Knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than five(5) years in public relations.

·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to work within tight timelines and meet deadlines.

·         Demonstrate initiative and a high degree of professional competence.

·         Be a member of Public Relations Society of Kenya or any other relevant professional body.

·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Information Officer

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/019/2018

Number of Posts: Two (2)

Terms of Service: Four (4) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Assisting in sourcing for appropriate television and radio programs to disseminate information on activities of the Governor.

·         Documenting the Governor’s events through video, photography and press cuttings.

·         Preparing and placement of radio and TV commercials.

·         Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy.

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communication,

·         Communication Studies, Media Studies/Sciences or any other relevant degree from a recognized university in Kenya

OR

·         Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Communication Studies, Media Studies/Sciences or any other relevant diploma from a recognized institution in Kenya with a distinguished career of not less than three (3) years.

·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Principal Public Relations Officer

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/017/2018

Terms of Service: Four (4) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         The officer’s duty will entail analyzing information on programmes, significant events and impact on the customers in a specific sectorial area

·         Researching on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government on both local and international press.

·         Assisting in the development of appropriate strategies to address the situation; identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public.

·         Assisting in organizing fora where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted.

·         Assisting in developing standards and regulations in the department.

·         Assisting in the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films etc.

·         Assisting in organizing events including press conferences, exhibitionism, open days, press tours.

Requirements:

·         Have served in the grade of Public Relations Manager (Job Group N) or with a minimum period three (3) years as Public Relations Officer Job Group M.

·         Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Public Relations, and Communications Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

·         Possess advanced computer application skills.

·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.

·         Be a person of high integrity, motivated and a team player and.

·         Have demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

·         Have a Certificate in Senior Management Course OR its equivalent from a recognized Institution.

Senior Assistant Office Administrator

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/018/2018

Number of Posts: Fifteen (15)

Terms of Service: Four (4) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Duties and responsibilities will entail recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form; typing from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines; processing data; operating office equipment; attending to visitors/clients; handling telephone calls and appointments; ensuring security of office records, equipment and documents, including classified materials; preparing responses to simple routine correspondence, and undertaking any other secretarial routine duties that may be assigned.

Requirements

·         For appointment to this grade, a person must have:

·         Working experience of a minimum period of three (3) years.

·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Secretarial Studies or a Bachelor of Business and office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

OR

·         Diploma in Secretarial Studies from KNEC or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

OR

·         The following qualifications from Kenya National Examinations Council:

·         Shorthand III (minimum 110 w.p.m)

·         Typewriting III (50w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III Business English III/Office Administration and Management III; and Secretarial Duties II and

·         A Certificate in Computer Applications (*Windows, MS-Word, MS Excel, MS – Access and Internet) from a recognized institution.

·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Director Revenue Management

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/016/2018

Terms of Service: Three (3) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling of the County revenue collection function.

·         Implementation of County policies and regulations for revenue administration;

·         Design, formulation and implementation of Comprehensive, efficient and effective revenue management system.

·         Development and implementation of County Revenue diversification plans and revenue growth.

·         Implementation of county policies and regulations on revenue.

·         Maintenance or records of all the revenue sources, rate and revenue collected.

·         Projection of regular revenue trends for planning and decision making in the County.

·         Any other duties assigned by the Chief Officer Finance and Planning.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in commerce (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized institution/ University in Kenya. A master’s Degree will be and added advantage.

·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting / Finance option) from a recognized university.

·         Be a holder of CPA (K) or its related equivalent.

·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with public financial management, revenue and accounting system.

·         Have at least six years post qualification experience, 2 of which must be in a senior management position in a busy commercial or public financial accounting or treasury environment.

·         Be conversant with various computerized financial management systems;

·         Demonstrate good communication and analytical skills.

·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

·         Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) Weeks from Kenya School of Government OR equivalent senior managerial training from a recognized institution.

Director Water & Sanitation

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/014/2018

Terms of Service: Three (3) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Coordinating activities related to delivering clean water and sanitation services.

·         Supervision of activities relating to delivering water and sanitation services.

·         Implement Government strategies on provision of water services.

·         Ensure timely delivery of Government programs.

·         Develop programs to ensure quality water is delivered to citizens.

·         Develop programs for upgrading rural sanitation systems.

·         Ensure development and supervision of reliable urban sewerage systems.

·         Prevention and management of floods.

·         Coordination of stakeholders.

·         Management of CBOs.

·         Supervision of irrigation activities.

·         Advise Government on water and sanitation activities.

·         Any other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in a course relevant to Water Services (a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

·         Relevant work experience of not less than five (5) years in senior management position.

·         Compliant with Chapter 6 of the Constitution on integrity.

·         Existing Public Service Staff within the County who are in Job Group N and above may apply.

·         Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) Weeks from Kenya School of Government OR equivalent senior managerial training from a recognized institution.

·         Registration with a professional Body will be an added advantage.

Director Internal Audit

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/014/2018

Terms of Service: Three (3) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling of internal audit services.

·         Playing key role in maintaining a strong control environment and supporting initiatives that improves performance.

·         Undertaking staff capacity building for staff at the county level.

·         Establishing the risk based audit plans consistent with county objectives.

·         Developing leading capabilities in terms of resources methodology and technology.

·         Communicating plans of engagement and resource requirement for internal audit functions.

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen

·         Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or any in a relevant equivalent.

·         Be a holder of CPA (K) or its recognized equivalent.

·         Be registered with the institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

·         Relevant work experience of not less than five (5) years in senior management position.

·         Master’s degree with a bias in Accounting or Finance will be an added advantage.

·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

·         Have a very good Microsoft Excel and IFMIS management skills.

·         Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) lasting not less than six ( 6) Weeks from Kenya School of Government OR equivalent Senior managerial training from a recognized institution.

Director Budget & Expenditure Management

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified

Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

CPSB/TTC/013/2018

Number of Posts: One (1)

Terms of Service: Three (3) Years Contract

Responsibilities

·         Consolidating and prioritizing of areas for allocation of public resources for the county.

·         Identifying programmes at the county and in consolidating programmes at the sub county level for inclusion in the project bases budget.

·         Issuing guidelines of the budget process to be followed by all county offices.

·         Preparing and submitting the county budget Fiscal strategy paper (CFSP) in line with the county objectives in the Budget Policy Strategy to the County Executive.

·         Preparing and submitting the County Budget Review and Outlook Paper (CBROP).

·         Publishing of the CBROP.

·         Preparing and submitting the relevant draft bills to the County Assembly.

·         Ensuring the systems in place are adopted and used as required.

·         Coordinating allocation of resources among sectors through the sector process.

·         Provide leadership in budget management in the county.

·         Undertaking capacity building of the staff at the county level.

·         Dealing with county assembly questions and issues pertaining to expenditure, monitoring and control.

·         Advising the county secretary on budget management.

·         Assemble the risk involved in new and existing budget policies.

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.

·         Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or any in a relevant equivalent.

·         Be a holder of CPA (K) or its recognized equivalent.

·         Be registered with the institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) OR Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

·         Relevant work experience of not less than five (5) years in senior management position.

·         Master’s degree with a bias in Accounting or Finance will be an added advantage.

·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

·         Have a very good Microsoft Excel and IFMIS management skills.

·         Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) lasting not less than Six (6) Weeks from Kenya School of Government OR equivalent senior managerial training from a recognized institution.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:

The Secretary/CEO

County Public Service Board

Private Bag

Voi

OR

Hand delivered at the Board offices Ground floor Maghamba Plaza, Opposite Kenya Power offices, Voi.

Important information

·         Candidates must attach a clear copy of their national identity card or valid passport.

·         Candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 by obtaining Clearance from HELB, DCI, KRA, CRB and EACC.

·         The applications with copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials should reach the County Public Service Board on or before 4.30 PM on

·         Friday 14th September, 2018.

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Youth, women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.

·         Candidates found canvassing will automatically be disqualified.