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Kenya: KEN-03: Long term TA to support coordination of the Kenya SUN Private Sector Network (SNPSN)

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Apr 2018

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Background

Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN focal points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Significant strides have been made in reducing malnutrition prevalence over the last five years. According to the 2008 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys (KDHS) stunting levels decreased from 35% to 26%; wasting rates declined from 7% to 4%, and the proportion of underweight children dropped from 16% to 11%, between these surveys. Kenya is one of three countries currently making progress at the rate required to meet five out of the six World Health Assembly (WHA) targets for 2025, including a reduction of anaemia prevalence for women.

The Government of Kenya has demonstrated commitment to address the nutrition situation by putting in place policies, strategies and legislation aimed at reducing malnutrition. These include, 2012-2017 National Nutrition Action Plan (NNAP), Kenya National Food and Nutrition Security Policy 2012, East Africa Fortification Standards, Breastmilk substitute Act 2012 among others. While these have contributed to positive changes, there is recognition that in order to build on this progress and eradicate malnutrition, there is need for enhanced collaboration with other nutrition actors (e.g. education, WASH, social protection and agriculture). The private sector also needs to be brought on board if further and sustainable achievements are to be realized. Business has a significant role to play in Kenya achieving its ‘Vision 2030’ which clearly articulates that good health and nutrition play an essential role in boosting economic growth, poverty reduction and in the realization of its overarching goals. The 2012-2017 NNAP recognizes the value of partnerships in combating malnutrition under its eleventh objective “to strengthen coordination and partnerships among the key nutrition actors including the private sector.”

Kenya joined the SUN Movement in 2012, this signaling its commitment to undertaking coordinated actions to improve nutrition status in the country. Key achievements since the launch of SUN in Kenya include, adoption 2012-2017 NNAP and enhanced government leadership of the nutrition sector, which has resulted in improved coordination of actors and a more harmonized approach to implementation and monitoring of nutrition programmes. This is evidenced by inclusion of the nutrition indicators in the County Health Information System (CHIS), Annual Operational Plans (AOPs), and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The existence of coordination mechanisms with overall leadership from Nutrition Interagency Coordination Committee (NICC) have enhanced sector wide approach which has been instrumental in overseeing and guiding the implementation of the NNAP since 2012.

At the core of the SUN Movement is the need for cross-functional engagement in the fight against malnutrition. The establishment of six networks with the SUN Movement (Government network, Civil Society, UN System, Donor Network, Research/academia and Private Sector Network) highlights the critical role of each of the different sectors play in support nutrition. The SUN Business Network (SBN) was ‘established to mobilize and intensify business efforts in support of the SUN Movement and to ensure that all people realize their right to good food and nutrition’. It aims to find solutions to end malnutrition through business, markets and people.

In 2013, a meeting with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of major companies producing food products and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) embraced the concept of a SUN Nutrition Private Sector Network in Kenya. In January 2015, 10 business representatives met with a view to steer engagement of the private sector in scaling up nutrition in Kenya and an interim Nutrition Private Sector Steering Committee, comprising of INSTA Foods (Chair), Unilever and Phillips (co-chairs) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Secretariat), was established. Furthermore, business representatives under the umbrella of SNPSN Kenya have participated in SUN meetings. Currently the Steering Committee is the sole representation of Nutrition Private Sector Network and is responsible for identifying opportunities for business to support the National Nutrition Action Plan, for advocacy on business engagement in scaling up nutrition and for representing the Network in various meetings and sharing feedback with the broader Network membership. Members of the Steering Committee act in their capacity as committee members in addition to their day-to-day job within industry and as a result the potential impact of the Network is currently not as great as it could be.

SNPSN undertook a situation analysis of the network and business engagement opportunities on nutrition, in alignment with the national strategy, in order to better mobilize business to help realize national nutrition objectives. Given the existing level of interest of the private sector in scaling up nutrition in Kenya and the Government’s recognition of the role that the private sector has to play in improving nutrition, there is a need to further strengthen the SUN Nutrition Private Sector Network in Kenya to encourage further private sector engagement and scale up impact.

It is in this context that the SUN FP requested for TA support from the TAN project to develop SUN Private Sector/Business Network Strategy and support the initial SBN coordination efforts. The TA (National SBN Coordinator) will facilitate the private sector platform, facilitate the development of the network’s three-year strategy and undertake a membership drive to collate and track a set of business commitments.

Objectives

Overall objective

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to support effective coordination of the SUN Business Network in Kenya in order to maximize its contribution to scaling up nutrition in the country.

Specific objectives

  1. Facilitate development of a costed 3 year strategy and resource mobilization plan for the SUN Private Sector Network (SNPSN)

  2. Enhance private sector engagement and participation in the nutrition sector in line with the National Nutrition Action Plan

  3. Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming private sector efforts in multi-sectoral nutrition environment

Expectations

This TA is expected to contribute significantly to private sector involvement in nutrition actions. It is expected that this consultancy will lead to the following results:

i. Validation of a clear SNPSN strategy with link to other stakeholders and sectors

ii. Partnerships fostered between business and other nutrition stakeholders such as government, civil society, donors and the UN

iii. Increased commitment of the SNPSN members to nutrition sector efforts to address nutrition challenges

iv. Challenges and opportunities facing businesses in scaling up nutrition are identified, documented and addressed

v. Enhanced tracking and reporting of private sector contribution to the nutrition sector’s efforts in tackling malnutrition

Scope of Work

The consultant is expected to undertake the following activities and produce the listed deliverables.

Phase 1: Inception – During the first 4 weeks of the project, the Consultant will carry out the following activities:

  • Participate in and contribute to the kick off meeting with key stakeholders

  • Review background material on the SUN movement and the SBN in particular

  • Elaborate the proposed methodology and develop work plan for the assignment

Deliverables:

Methodology and work plan approved by the SNPSN convener and SUN FP;

Under objective 1: Facilitate development of a costed 3 year strategy and resource mobilization plan

Activities

  • Review key policy documents including national nutrition plans to identify issues/areas within relevant government strategy documents and action plans where the private sector could play an instrumental delivery role, through their core business operations

  • Conduct a literature review of existing SBN country strategies in sub-Saharan Africa for best practices and guidelines for Kenya

  • Conduct discussions and interviews with key stakeholders (government and private sector);

ü To better understand the role of the NPSN

ü Identify the major challenges within the enabling environment for business and food market systems that are preventing or could prevent private sector companies from investing in products and services which advance nutrition

  • Based on discussions and findings of the above activities,

ü Develop, in collaboration with NPSN steering committee an outline of the draft strategic plan

ü Develop draft costed strategic plan and submit to key stakeholders for validation. The plan will take gender considerations into account (see gender section below for suggestions)

ü Submit a revised costed draft strategic plan, based on feedback received from stakeholders

ü Develop an implementation plan to support operationalization of the strategy

  • Identify development partners’ priorities for private sector work with a focus on the major nutrition donors, foundations and other actors working in Kenya

  • Develop concept notes and proposals to potential funders including businesses for the sustainability of the NPSN Kenya

  • Propose how the NPSN Kenya mobilizes companies within sectors/industries which have been identified as having potential for high impact in advancing nutrition

Deliverables:

§ 3 year costed NPSN strategy with an implementation plan

§ Resource mobilization plan

§ NSPSN toolkit developed and disseminated

§ Progress reports towards business commitments to improve nutrition

§ Proposals developed and submitted to secure funding to sustainably support the network

Under objective 2: Enhance private sector engagement and participation in the nutrition sector

Activities

  • Identify opportunities to improve the enabling environment for business to increase action and investments in nutrition (in line with the strategic plan)

  • Map and assess business presence and capabilities in country to determine the current nutrition-related participation, challenges in delivery and potential gaps which merit additional entry points for the private sector

  • Support development of annual NPSN work plan aligned to the strategic plan objectives

  • Support periodic performance review to ensure planned results are achieved on time

  • Outline potential work streams that could support the NPSN Kenya strategic plan.

  • Develop a database of NPSN members (current and potential) to identify areas of support required by business to take action or invest in nutrition.

  • Identify new partnerships to address the challenges and opportunities facing business in scaling up the specific nutrition strategies outlined through the activities of objective 1 above

  • Organize and facilitate in meetings of the NPSN Kenya quarterly steering committee to review progress and garner support for the strategic plan.

Deliverables:

§ Detailed stakeholder mapping report that includes;

ü NPSN profile

ü Database of private sector members using the 4W methodology

§ Annual work plan for the NPSN Network

§ Quarterly reports on the participation of the network in nutrition related events

Under objective 3: Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming private sector efforts in multi-sectoral nutrition environment.

Activities

  • Facilitate and participate in joint multi-sectoral periodic planning and review meetings of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive platforms respectively

  • Document successes, challenges, lessons learned and best practices in coordination of the private sector

  • Represent the NPSN in SUN Movement meetings and other relevant national and international meetings to build visibility, inform SUN Movement members on initiatives and goals of the SBN

  • Continuously share feedback from meetings with NPSN membership

Deliverables:

  • NPSN briefs and other Knowledge management products developed

  • Lessons learned and best practices shared with the nutrition sector at national and international level.

Other relevant tasks needed by the NDU/ NSPSN Kenya to support the advancements of the stated objectives and agreed to by NI may be incorporated in the due course of the assignment.

Duty Station/Location

This is a full-time consultancy for a period of 15 months. The consultant will be embedded with the Nutrition and Dietetics Unit for the duration of the assignment.

The consultant is expected to undertake some domestic travel within the country. All travels required under this consultancy will be provided for by NI and/or the Nutrition and Dietetics Unit (NDU).

Timeline

This support will be for a period of 15 months from May 2018 to August 2019.

Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

  1. The consultant will directly report to the SUN Focal Person. The consultant will also work closely with other members of the NSPSN steering committee and NI team members.

  2. The NDU will facilitate the operational linkages with all the other relevant sectors and stakeholders under this TA.

  3. NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

  4. NI will provide technical input into the assignment and is responsible for assuring the quality of the work being delivered by the consultant.

Profile/qualifications of consultant

  1. Post graduate degree or equivalent in health, nutrition; business or public administration; international relations; development studies; social sciences or humanities.
  2. At least 10 years’ experience in international development or private sector development or public-private partnerships
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the food security and nutrition landscape
  4. Experience in project management and administration.
  5. Experience in working with government institutions, public service or equivalent.
  6. Knowledge and experience in developing strategic plans
  7. Excellent organizational and time management skills
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and writing
  9. Strong analytical thinking and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work confidently across a variety of stakeholders and levels
  10. Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting will be a strong added advantage
  11. Prior engagement working with the SUN movement an added advantage
  12. Strong communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
  13. Fluency in oral and written English is required

Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. Consultants are required to indicate how they will ensure that gender equality considerations are included in the provision of TA including deliverables. Examples of integration of consideration for gender equality could include but are not limited to; ensuring government departments responsible for women are included wherever possible, gender sensitive indicators are included, emerging data is sex disaggregated, relevant documentation related to gender is reviewed. To this end, NI has developed the following tools in order to help.

  • NI integration of gender considerations checklist

  • NI background document on gender and nutrition

  • NI PowerPoint presentation (Gender 101 )

How to apply:

Proposals should be submitted by email to technicalassistance@nutritionintl.org before close of business 19th April 2018, EST (Ottawa Canada).

· Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.

· Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

This position is open to Kenyan nationals or persons with necessary permits to work in Kenya.

NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Trainee Program Vacancies in Kenya

Job Vacancies: Graduate Trainee Program


Solutions Unlimited is a leading Security Systems service provider with its Head Quarters in Nairobi Kenya.

We dedicate ourselves to providing unsurpassed, personalized, quality products and services and are a leading service provider in Kenya for CCTV systems, Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Biometric Access control & Time attendance systems, Fire Safety Solutions, Burglar and Intruder Alarm Systems.

The graduate trainee program is a periodical program that seeks to recruit very talented fresh graduates to boost the already existing team with fresh ideas. For a period of between 6 months to 1 year, the graduates are guided in solving real business challenges.

We are looking to absorb people who will always take challenges and put effort in the friendly competition with the peer group, being eager to see their team succeed with themselves putting an outstanding contribution towards it.

Solutions Unlimited seeks to recruit interns for the following positions:

·         Front Office and Administration

·         Operations Management

Key Duties & Responsibilities

·         Successful candidates must possess excellent presentation & communication skills

·         Highly creative and Innovative individuals with the ability to work within teams

·         They should also have the ability to deliver results within strict deadlines.

·         Applicants should be 25 years of age and below.

Education: We are interested in candidates who have attained a minimum Bachelor’s Degree from recognized institutions within the last three (3) years in any of the following disciplines, Sociology, International Relations, Marketing, Business Administration or related disciplines

Email your CV ONLY to hr@solutionsunlimited.co.ke on or before 13th April 2018.

DO NOT attach scans of academic certificates.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For more information about us, please visit www.solutionsunlimited.co.ke.

Solutions Unlimited does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interns Opportunities in Kenya – Operations Assistants

Recruitment in Steers and Debonairs Pizza, Nairobi, Kenya

Steers and Debonairs Pizza, is a renowned household name in the food industry, that provides high quality, variety, tasty meals and excellent customer service.


There is an opening for the position of a assistant branch manager in their organization looking to attract energetic, highly motivated, skilled in the hospitality field and self-driven candidates.

Job Summary: Assisting the branch manager in overall co-ordination of the company’s activities while ensuring efficiency, accuracy, timeliness, quality, profitability and security of all resources within the premises.

Stock Management

·         Taking stocks daily and ensure all stock movements are entered into the system

·         Verification of all stock both closing and opening

Profit Sales

·         Work with the accounts department to set your budgets and targets and manage your costs accordingly

·         Responsible for the achievement of set monthly and annual sets targets

·         Management and control of accounts receivable and credit sales

·         Maintain monthly actual margins within -2.0% to +1.0% of your calculated theoretical margins

·         Take necessary steps to ensure your restaurant gains profitability

Quality Assurance

·         Responsible for maintaining high standards of excellence and raise our operations minimum score

·         Improve on the scores within a specified time frame incase deficiencies are noted

·         Ensure all the products are of acceptable standard i.e daily routine check of product shelf life

·         Maintain a clean work environment with high health and safety standards always

Staffing

·         Conduct shift meetings with staff at the beginning of each shift

·         Conduct monthly staff meetings with all staff

·         Prepare and maintain the weekly work schedule for all staff in the assigned unit

·         Conduct continuous and quarterly performance evaluations for staff

·         In liaison with the Human Resource department ensure proper staffing in the assigned unit

Communication and Customer Service

·         Respond to all customer feedback within 24 hrs from receipt of a customer issue

·         Reply to all emails within 24 hours of receipt

·         Ensure Aura Clocking in/out reports are sent to HR on the 16th of every month

·         Ensure timely communication of any supplier issue to General Manager

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge:

·         Diploma in Business Management or Business Administration

·         5 years’ experience in restaurant operations, 2 years being in a managerial position

·         Restaurant management experience is an absolute requirement

·         Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

·         Skilled in creating analyzing and understanding reports/budgets.

There is an opening for the position of a branch manager in their organization looking to attract energetic, highly motivated, skilled in the hospitality field and self-driven candidates.

Job Summary: Overall co-ordination of the company’s activities while ensuring efficiency, accuracy, timeliness, quality, profitability and security of all resources within the premises.

Principal Accountabilities:

Stock Management

·         Taking stocks daily and ensure all stock movements are entered into the system

·         Verification of all stock both closing and opening

Profit Sales

·         Work with the accounts department to set your budgets and targets and manage your costs accordingly

·         Responsible for the achievement of set monthly and annual sets targets

·         Management and control of accounts receivable and credit sales

·         Maintain monthly actual margins within -2.0% to +1.0% of your calculated theoretical margins

·         Take necessary steps to ensure your restaurant gains profitability

Quality Assurance

·         Responsible for maintaining high standards of excellence and raise our operations minimum score

·         Improve on the scores within a specified time frame incase deficiencies are noted

·         Ensure all the products are of acceptable standard i.e daily routine check of product shelf life

·         Maintain a clean work environment with high health and safety standards always

Staffing

·         Conduct shift meetings with staff at the beginning of each shift

·         Conduct monthly staff meetings with all staff

·         Prepare and maintain the weekly work schedule for all staff in the assigned unit

·         Conduct continuous and quarterly performance evaluations for staff

·         In liaison with the Human Resource department ensure proper staffing in the assigned unit

Communication and Customer Service

·         Respond to all customer feedback within 24 hrs from receipt of a customer issue

·         Reply to all emails within 24 hours of receipt

·         Ensure Aura Clocking in/out reports are sent to HR on the 16th of every month

·         Ensure timely communication of any supplier issue to General Manager

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge:

·         Diploma in Business Management or Business Administration

·         5 years’ experience in restaurant operations, 2 years being in a managerial position

·         Restaurant management experience is an absolute requirement

·         Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

·         Skilled in creating analyzing and understanding reports/budgets.

Interested candidates should forward their CVs to (jobs@steers.co.ke) stating their current and expected gross remuneration, day-time telephone contact and addresses of 3 referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Jobs and Vacancies by Janta Kenya

Business Developers


Our client in a microfinance company is looking to recruit Business Developers / Sales Representatives to join their dedicated team.

Remuneration: 25k plus commission.

Responsibilities

·      Generate sales to the company.

·      Be able to design and come up with new ways of bringing about sales.

·      Meeting sales targets set upon by management.

·      Sourcing for new clients through different means including cold calling.

·      Delivering of products to the clients.

·      Selling of the company products.

·      Maintaining business relationships with the clients.

Requirements

·      Customer Service Skills: You will need to be able speak in a friendly way to customers and potential customers, listening to their needs and helping communicate options for them.

·      Communication Skills: You will need to speak to customers about a product’s different features, and answer any questions they might have.

·      Flexibility: You might have to work long hours and outside of town.

·      Persistence: Not every customer is going to be a sale. Being able to bounce back if you lose a sale will be key for this job.

·      Fresh graduates and ongoing students are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Urgently send only your CV to ogt@jantakenya.com indicating ‘business developer’ on the subject line. Somali and Indian nationals and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply .

Investment Advisor

Job Salary: 33k+Commission

Job Location: Nairobi

Our client a leading Fund Management Company is seeking to recruit experienced, dynamic, innovative and high caliber individuals to fill the position of Financial Advisor to be based in Nairobi.

The main role of the position of Investment Advisor is to sell investment funds/solutions to prospective and existing clients and service the accounts thus created.

Duties and Responsibilities

·      Sell investment products, (i.e. Unit Trust Funds, Wealth Management and International /Offshore funds, umbrella pension scheme etc.) to prospective and existing individual and corporate clients

·      Generate strong leads for business conversion

·      Sign-in, manage and retain clients and their accounts and maintain a strong customer service

·      Meet and exceed exciting and aggressive work targets

·      Work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment within an entrepreneurial culture that offers

·      Minimum supervision.

·      Build Rapport with Colleagues, to generate from them successful leads.

·      Carry out a detailed-fact find review of the potential clients and recommend appropriate insurance and investment products.

Qualifications

·      An undergraduate degree from a recognized university

·      An appropriate qualification/ training in sales and marketing

·      Work experience in the financial services sector e.g. bank, insurance companies, fund manager, stock brokers etc. would be an advantage.

·      Proven experience and success in selling financial services products: experience of selling unit trust investment products would also be an added advantage

·      A good working knowledge of financial markets and financial products

·      A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed

How to Apply

If qualified kindly send your CV to vacancies@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘investment Advisor’ on the subject line by 3rd April 2018.

Kenya: Livelihoods Officer, Vocational Training and Education

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Apr 2018

ABOUT DRC
DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3 year cross-border resilience programme. DRC is the lead agency in a consortium of 4 agencies implementing the project in Mandera County of Kenya, Dollo Ado Region of Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia. The project began in December 2017, and DRC Kenya is recruiting a new team to implement key Livelihoods activities across Mandera County.

ABOUT THE JOB
DRC is looking for a qualified individual with experience in Livelihoods programming in Mandera, specifically responsible for activities in Vocational Skills Training, formal and informal Education, entrepreneurship activities, income generation activities, and a strong understanding of job markets. The project aims to link with cross-border markets in Dollo-Ado region of Ethiopia and Gedo region of Somalia, and to specifically target women and youth (male and female). Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

YOUR MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programme Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate VST and education interventions to increase incomes and long-term resilience for the local community
  • Participate in periodic project review and planning meetings; and external meetings as often as requested by the Livelihoods Manager.
  • Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in day to day project implementation; participate in CHS audits; support in implementing the M&E plan.
  • Assist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposals.
  • Coordinate field reporting: prepare technical internal and external reports.

Coordination & Partnership

  • Support the consortium members and DRC Kenya Livelihoods Manager to ensure effective liaison with stake holders and relevant Government of Kenya departments, from the location to divisional levels, as needed.
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between DRC, DDG, BORESHA consortium members, EUTF Lot 1 partners, local authorities, local communities and other agency interventions.

Budget Management

  • Support the Livelihoods Manager to supervise budget expenditures, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements
  • Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.
  • Liaise closely with Finance colleagues in the management of the livelihood activity budgets.

Staff Management

  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan and address any concerns and share feedback
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development

ABOUT YOU

  • Fluency in Somali is essential.
  • Must have a degree in Education, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or other livelihoods related disciplines;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO. Experience in Mandera County is strongly preferred.
  • Proven understanding of Vocational Skills Training programmes, formal and non-formal education support, Apprenticeship and scholarship placements, income generation activities, entrepreneurship activities and working with job markets.
  • Skills or training in basic book keeping or financial literacy is desirable
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, including hands-on community mobilization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications,
  • Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise. Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong self-starter, able to take the initiative and pro-active in identifying gaps and solutions to respond to needs.

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

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Location : Mandera
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager, Mandera

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

POSTING DETAILS:
Due to security reasons DRC can only accept applications from qualified candidates who are able to travel freely around key project sites in Mandera County. This position is a national, localized position based in Mandera Town with frequent travel. Mandera lies at Safety Level System 3 in the DRC Kenya security system. Accommodation is not provided by DRC and this position does not attract Rest and Relaxation (R&R).

How to apply:

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

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 7th April, 2018

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

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

Kenya: Community Outreach /SGBV & Livelihoods Manager

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

Position Overview

This position is responsible for coordinating the various community outreach (SGBV/SEA, Livelihoods and advocacy) activities and services for the RefuSHE persons of concern. This position is also responsible for design and implementation of outreach projects and implementations, planning, organizing and execution of community and partner capacity building workshops and events based on an expanding needs and requirements of the urban refugee women, partner organization and the organization. The position represents the organization to various form and is the face of RefuSHE at the community level. The position develops, evaluates, oversees, and maintains mutually beneficial and collaborative partnerships between RefuSHE, beneficiary populations, UN Agencies, NGOs ,CBOs, Faith based organizations and both County and National Governments. The position supervises the SGBV officer and reports directly to the Director of Programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

· Organizes, develops and utilizes resources such as Alumni(WAGs and JAGs), funds and community resources in support of community outreach and advocacy partnerships

· Represent the RefuSHE at external public meetings and events to develop and maintain visibility and trust that the RefuSHE is in support of and part of the Refugees community, advocacy and network.

· Utilize professional technical assistance at external meetings with community organizations and partner agencies in order to facilitate effective responses to SGBV/SAE and refugee women livelihoods needs and engages in collective impact strategies where appropriate

  • Identifies and leads a committee of community-based stakeholders to collaborate and streamline existing and new efforts about UNHCR protection policies, SGBV prevention and response mechanisms, and available community resources.
  • Mobilizes women to foster community participation and dialogue of and support for protection efforts.

· Works closely with the Legal Advocacy Manager to develop techniques and strategies for advocacy and together ensures incorporation and implementation of the same within RefuSHE programs

· Oversees outreach SGBV and Livelihood projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, grant requirements, legal limitations or other specifications, including overseeing data management.

· Creates and implements a community and business outreach plan, including supervising SGBV/SEA and livelihoods activities and services provided RefuSHE

· Develops community education and information materials, presentations, displays and contributes to RefuSHE annual impact report, social media materials and website content.

· Organizes and participates at community outreach activities to educate the broader community about RefuSHE activities and projects

· Responds to Refugee and host community inquiries and briefs RefuSHE management on matters of public interest and concern.

· Responsible for timely and quality management and supervision of all RefuSHE activities related to livelihoods, including: livelihood counseling, vocational training, case management, adult literacy, productive workshops and micro-grants.

· Provides programmatic and operational oversight for the projects implemented by RefuSHE at community level.

· Leads the implementation of the livelihoods strategy, including through the development and management of partnerships with key partners, community and private sector actors.

· Leads monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the project in close coordination with the MERL Manager, and liaises with GEP, RefuSHE social enterprise colleagues to ensure grant deliverables for the different livelihoods projects both in Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee camp

· Oversee annual, monthly and weekly implementation plan development in liaison with legal and advocacy manager and SGBV /outreach officer

· Works closely with MERL manager to systematize monitoring structures to ensure reporting, internal learning and appropriate program adjustments to benefit from new opportunities and challenges

· Implements selection criteria and supervise the selection of beneficiaries who will benefit from the livelihoods and SGBV activities

· Promotes relations and coordinates activities with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN Agencies, NGOs and private sector actors and government

· Establishes and maintains relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, government offices, particularly those working in Livelihoods and SGBV sectors

· Actively participates in coordination mechanisms with network partners to ensure information sharing, coordination of interventions which enables meaningful intervention

· Designs work plan and manages implementation of protection and livelihoods interventions in urban areas

· Conducts community assessments to identify critical requirements for program interventions with focus on the refugee women in urban areas.

· Leads the development of strategy for RefuSHE SGBV and livelihoods activities, with emphasis on response to perceived needs indicated by beneficiaries

· Responsible for identification and registration of beneficiary households for the livelihoods interventions.

· Participates in the baseline surveys and data collection

· Assess refugee women needs through household surveys and focus groups discussions

· Responsible for carrying out community training on sector specific issues and community awareness raising through community meetings

· Takes lead in the development of livelihoods indicators and relevant monitoring and evaluation instruments and provides real time technical advice to project

· Submits monthly and quarterly reports by collection of information and data from the field, data analysis, and report documentation

· Undertakes other responsibilities/duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature in the humanitarian sector and which have been discussed and agreed between the line manager/superiors and the post holder.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· A bachelor’s degree in development Studies, Economics, Business Administration. Post-graduate degree in humanities is desirable

· 3-5 years’ experience with working in similar position

· Experience working through partnership, via coalition building, organizing and/or project planning and responding to diverse and changing community needs.

· Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with ability to make presentations.

· Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.

· Excellent planning and project management skills.

· Experience in facilitating public meetings and other public forums

· Exceptional organizational and planning skills

· Minimum of 3 year experience developing and implementing urban livelihoods sector activities.

· Ability to interact with people at all levels, good interpersonal skills along with conflict resolution skills

· Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.

· Problem-solving skills.

· Experience with data collection and analysis strongly required.

· Experience working with most vulnerable especially refugee women and Youth in urban setting

· Demonstrated budget and expense management skills.

· Ability to work with diverse populations, with strong sensitivity to cultural and economic diversity

How to apply:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 6th April 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your sir name) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

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

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

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org/ hr2016@refuSHE.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICER (18-010)

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Apr 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an experienced Project Management Officer to work directly with CIP Leaders and help them to execute worldwide projects and ensure they deliver on-time, within the applicable scope and budget.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of projects, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. If you enjoy working with other professionals dedicated to achieving food security, we encourage you to apply.

About the role:

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to the Head of Project Management Unit (Located in Nairobi, Kenya). This position will also assist in ensuring that project staff follow CIP policies and procedures while adhering to donor rules and regulations while acting as the liaison between project field offices and Kenya-based interdepartmental teams to ensure projects are successful. The job requires travel to field sites (up to 25% of time).

Key responsibilities:

  • Project implementation and compliance: Serve as primary point of contact for project operations during and after the life of the project; Deliver and maintain professional working relationships with internal clients and other project partners and ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor progress against project output and provide feedback as needed; Measure project performance using appropriate tools and dispatched to donors’ representatives; Maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Knowledge Management: Organize and maintain shared knowledge ports (KM Hub, websites) to communicate relevant project information throughout the organization; Liaise with donors and customers to exchange necessary project information.
  • Team Management: Contributes to performance evaluation and development of staff; Supports the Head of PMU in gathering and analyzing data through statistical analysis and writing reports that can offer management effective solutions for projects.

What we are looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Business Administration, Financial Management or related field. Master’s degree in Development, Administration and/or Project Management, will be desirable.
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel.
  • Advanced Knowledge in software solutions (ERP)
  • Proficiency in project management software tools.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Recognized as results-oriented team player who is adaptable to changing business needs and capable of contributing to the team’s success effectiveness.

Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

What are the conditions?

The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenyan nationals and permanent residents. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month probation period) and the possibility of renewal.

How to apply:

Visit the following link: http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on April 09, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Banking Jobs in Kenya – KCB

Senior Relationship Manager, Transport & Telecommunication


Reporting to the Head, Transport & Telecommunication, the position will be the principal contact between the designated portfolio of the Sector’s Corporate Customers and the Bank in order to drive business, manage Sector profitability growth and maximize revenue. This position will involve the management of Client relationships to deliver products and services.

Responsibilities 

·         Implement the Transport & Telecommunication Sector strategy in line with the overall Corporate Banking Strategy to ensure achievement of profitability targets through revenue maximization and prudent cost management.

·         Drive sustainable growth through the delivery of innovative and customized financial solutions to meet identified customer needs.

·         Build and maintain productive and strategic relations with customers/ suppliers/ line manager/ stakeholders to drive the development and delivery of business solutions and revenue growth for the specific sectors or portfolio.

·         Ensure strong cross- selling of existing and new products to existing and new clients; and in this process maintain effective liaison with all relevant business units in the Bank.

·         Champion the delivery of consistent, seamless and trusted customer service to ensure customer retention and loyalty.

·         Maintain detailed and current understanding of the industry (at a macro, sector specific, current market structures; regulatory requirements and issues) ensuring that opportunities are realized and the risks mitigated.

·         Ensure timely submission of quality credit proposals in conformity with the Credit Policy guidelines and requirements.

·         Maintain the quality of assigned portfolio within stipulated Non-Performing Loans (NPL) and Portfolio at Risk (PAR) parameters.

·         Ensure timely preparation of relevant reports and daily monitoring of accounts to ensure facilities have accurate interest rates within approved limits and taking remedial actions, in line with Policy.

·         Ensure compliance to the Bank’s policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

·         Lead, motivate, and continuously develop a credible high performing team.

Qualifications

·         University degree in a Business related field from an institution recognized by the Commission for Higher Education. Master’s degree in Finance or any Business related field will be an added advantage.

·         Professional qualification in CPA, ACCA, CFA or AKIB will be an added advantage

·         Minimum of 8 years Corporate Banking experience of which one must have had 5 years experience covering:

1.   Relationship Management / Customer Service

2.   Financial Analysis and Business Performance Management

3.   Product Development and Portfolio Management

4.   Asset Based Financing

5.   Credit Management

6.   Trade Finance

7.   Transactional Banking and Product Services

·         Minimum of 3 years experience in Project Management

·         Demonstrated consistent high performance in role(s) held in the last three years.

·         Thorough knowledge of Corporate Banking Products & Services with extensive Banking Industry knowledge.

·         Excellent interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to network, generate new business and develop strong business relations.

·         Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competences in championing high performance management.

·         A good understanding of Risk, Compliance policies and procedures.

Head of Institutional Banking

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Banking, the position will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Institutional Banking Unit profitability and business growth whilst maintaining high level of customer satisfaction. The position will primarily drive the liability side of the business.

The position shall be responsible for deposit mobilization from the Corporate and Institutional Banking customer base, Government Bodies, International organizations, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Institutions.

Responsibilities 

·         To implement the Institutional Banking strategy in line with the overall Corporate Banking Strategy to ensure achievement of profitability targets through revenue maximization and prudent cost management.

·         Drive sustainable growth of the Liability business through the delivery of innovative and customized solutions to meet the specific requirements of customers and prospects.

·         To build and maintain productive and strategic relations/partnerships with Customers/Government/ Suppliers/ Treasury/ Sector Heads/ Relationship Managers/ other Stakeholders to drive the development and delivery of Liability business solutions and revenue growth for the specific sectors or portfolio.

·         Ensure strong cross- selling of existing and new products to existing and new clients; and in this process, maintain effective liaison with all relevant Business Units in the Bank.

·         Champion the delivery of consistent, seamless and trusted customer service to ensure customer retention and loyalty.

·         Provide input required to the Asset and Liability Management Committee and actively ensure adherence to guidelines.

·         Manage a relationship team to deliver on the Unit’s financial and performance targets.

·         Maintain a detailed and current understanding of the industry; (at a macro, sector specific, current market structures; regulatory requirements and issues) ensuring that opportunities are realized and the risks mitigated.

·         Ensure timely submission of quality Credit proposals in conformity with the Credit Policy guidelines and requirements.

·         Ensure timely preparation of relevant reports and daily monitoring of accounts to ensure facilities have accurate interest rates within the approved limits, and taking remedial actions in line with Policy.

·         Ensure compliance to the Bank’s policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

·         Lead, motivate, and continuously develop a credible high performing Institutional Banking team.

Qualifications

·         University degree in a Business related field from an institution recognized by the Commission for Higher Education. Master’s degree in Finance or any Business related field will be an added advantage.

·         Professional qualification in CPA, ACCA, CFA or AKIB will be an added advantage

·         Minimum of 8 years general Banking experience of which one must have had 6 years’ experience in a Senior Management position within Institutional Banking covering:

1.   Relationship Management / Customer Service

2.   Financial Analysis and Business Performance Management

3.   Product Development and Portfolio Management

4.   Credit Management,

5.   Transactional Banking and Product Services

·         Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Project Management

·         Demonstrated consistent high performance in role(s) held in the last three years.

·         Thorough knowledge of Corporate Banking Products & Services with extensive Banking Industry knowledge.

·         Excellent interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to network, generate new business and develop strong business relations.

·         Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competences in championing high performance management.

·         A good understanding of Risk, Compliance policies and procedures.

The above positions are demanding roles for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates.

Digital Channels Manager

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Digital Channels, the primary role of the Digital Channels Manager is to lead and coordinate the banks mobile and other emerging channels initiatives.

The manager must demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for the Digital channels mobile and other emerging channels as a business delivery channel for the Bank’s corporate and retail customers as well as for online merchant services.

The position requires someone with experience and expertise in mobile and internet based financial systems technologies as well as SMS and USSD connectivity. The person should have a good grasp of emerging channel technologies and applications and convergence of mobile and internet channels

Responsibilities 

·         Provide technical support for existing mobile and implementation of related projects.

·         Keep track of user issues and oversee their prompt resolution.

·         Following established change management practices by ensuring that they are well tested and are rolled out in a manner that adheres to established business processes.

·         Continuously analyze user requirements to develop and provide solutions

·         Routine system administration and management

·         Maintain up to date system and user documentation

·         Ensure compliance of SLAs by system vendors.

·         Develop real time online reports and monitoring tools to be able to track internet / mobile banking and internet acquiring system uptime and performance.

·         Continual Service Improvement by recommending and implementing upgrades or changes to the mobile & internet solutions for increased performance, security or business benefits.

·         Develop subject matter expert knowledge of Mobile, eCommerce and other payment banking technologies.

·         Develop Business Continuity plans for both mobile channel solutions.

·         Support Channel space with Network connectivity design

Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree in IT related field.

·         Professional IT qualifications in one or more of the following: ITIL, Linux, Prince2, programming, DB Administration.

·         A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a relevant IT field; including at least 3 years experience in support of Mobile, Internet and agency banking technologies.

·         Knowledge of IT Banking Systems Implementation & Capabilities.

·         Knowledge of Database management systems, solutions and administration.

·         Knowledge of networking technologies and solutions will be an added advantage

·         A good grasp of emerging channel technologies and applications and convergence of mobile and internet channels.

Project Budget Analyst

MobiGrow is a partnership Program between the KCB Group and the MasterCard Foundation (MCF). It is an innovative 5 Year program targeting Smallholder Farmers (SHFs), Pastoralists, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs), Agro dealers, Processors, Off takers and any actors in the various Agricultural Value Chains in Kenya and Rwanda. The principal objective of the project is to enhance financial inclusion and improved livelihood status of the agricultural community

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder will support MobiGrow Program at Country and Regional levels in Financial planning, Budgetary control, Cost Control and reporting. Monitor Spend by Country/Program level highlighting areas that need attention, ensuring budget spend by each funder (Partner MCF and KCB) is accurate and producing relevant timely and accurate financial reports.

Responsibilities 

·         Costs Control: provide leadership for budget preparation, formulation, presentation and execution as per proposal while entailing direct funding as well as in kind funding.

·         Grant/ Fund Management: financial oversight of the successful implementation of the Fund/Grant ensuring partner compliance, contractual obligations and accurate and quality financial reporting.

·         Budgetary Formulation: work with the Program Team in preparation of yearly budget realignments/revisions.

·         Consolidate the quarterly, midterm and annual country and program budgets as per requirements of the Program.

·         Work with Program Managers and Head of the program to evaluate the performance of the Program.

·         Reporting: generate Ad-hoc reports for overview of the financial status of Program as a whole, showing spend to date, variances hence advising Program Managers on correct course of action.

·         Internal Audit Support: work in collaboration with Finance and Administration Manager to monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness; report to the Program managers accordingly providing an overview of the financial status of all program operations.

Qualifications

·         University Degree in a Business related field from a University recognized by Commission for Higher Education.  Masters in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

·         Fully qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent).

·         At least 4 years experience in Financial Management, Planning and Reporting.

·         At least 3 years experience in managing Donor / Partner Funded budgets; preferably the MasterCard Foundation Program budget will be an added advantage.

·         Sound knowledge of the financial industry, Accounting principles and regulatory guidelines.

·         Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.

·         Strong attention to detail; excellent report writing skills.

·         Knowledge and hands on experience in office automation tools.

How to Apply

To be considered your application must be received by Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:

·         National I.D.

·         KRA Pin Card

·         Birth Certificate of self

·         Passport Photo (White Background)

·         NSSF Card

·         NHIF Card

·         Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)

·         Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts

·         Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable

Kenya: Media Monitoring Officer

Organization: Farsight Africa Group
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Mar 2018

About Farsight Africa

Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications and research company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations’ and individuals across East Africa.

Farsight is recruiting a media monitoring officer whose role will be to implement all international media mapping and monitoring and ensure that the outputs of those activities are delivered and rendered useful to the other organizational functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and distribute twice-daily press digests which will highlight coverage responsive to agreed keywords in print, radio and TV sources and shared with the Client.
  • Liaise closely with other media monitoring officers.
  • Developing and managing the corporate social media strategy.
  • Manages and develops brand style guidelines for internal and external use.
  • Oversees all company social media accounts management
  • Develops engaging, creative, innovative content for regularly scheduled posts, which enlighten audiences and promote brand-focused messages.
  • Monitors and develops reports on competitor activity within social media spaces.
  • Analyses social media campaigns with tracking systems to gather visitor data and determine efficacy and areas for social media campaign improvement.
  • Monitor the news output of all major International TV, radio stations print and social media sites.
  • Assist the business development department in desk research and preparation of briefs.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

· Degree in Media Studies/Journalism/International Relations or other related field.

· Fluency in both Somali & English both written and oral is vital.

Experience

· He/she should demonstrate working experience in working with media and ability to multi-task concurrent assignments

· At least 3 years’ experience working in a media environment

· Experience of analysis and report writing

· Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, to deliver reports and documents; candidates familiar with Somali language will have an added advantage

· Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools

· Reporting

How to apply:

Candidates can apply for the position by sending their cover letter and CV in one PDF or Microsoft Word document. The single PDF or Word file should be emailed to jobs@farsightafrica.com with the job position subject line "Media Monitoring Officer by 26th March, 2018. Supplementary documents – degrees, certificates, etc. – should not be sent at this stage.