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Kenya: Programme Quality Manager

Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 May 2018

Objective:

The Programme Quality Manager will ensure that CBM programme strategy, policies, standards, technical guidelines and procedures are understood and adhered to by the country and regional level, providing necessary coaching and support to and checks with Country Offices. This includes supporting the effective annual and multi-year planning of projects and progammes ensuring Country Offices are fulfilling programme objectives and utilisation of budgets. S/he also manages CBM’s programmes and partnerships at regional level, including disability inclusion and advocacy work, and ensures its alignment with CBM’s Federation strategy, internal standards and procedures.

Main tasks

Partnership and programme management

  • Conduct an assessement of programme quality gaps in the region as the basis for a 3-year regional regional programme development plan broken down into annual operational plans, and ensure implementation.
  • Guide, support and regularly train Country Offices to ensure partnership policies as well as programme standards, policies and procedures established at International level are understood and implemented at country level; support with capacity development measures as required. This includes utilisation of relevant monitoring, learning and evaluation tools and compliance therewith. Ensure the same at regional level.
  • In cases where Specific Intervention Countries are managed by the Regional Hub, oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of respective programmes in collaboration with relevant Member Associations and Initiatives/Technical leads.
  • Ensure performance of quality checks of the development of new partnerships and project/programme proposals at the country level, facilitate their approval in accordance with CBM’s delegated authority levels.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, monitor burn/implementation rates at Country Office level and ensure corrective programmatic measures are taken were necessary.

  • Coordinate the programmatic review of Country Plans prior to their presentation for approval.

  • Act as a backstop for pursuing programmatic opportunities and addressing challenges at country and regional level.

  • Provide institutional funding expertise in the scoping, establishment and implementation of complex/large scale grants and engage with Member Associations, Initiatives/technical leads and Country Offices in the development, planning and monitoring of such grants (multi-country, consortia, etc.).

  • Conduct regular evaluations and audits of the Country programmes and provide guidance and coordination on external project evaluations.

  • Identify and assess regional partnership opportunities, recommend for approval and manage regional relationships.

  • With Regional Advisors and Inititative/technical leads, ensure best evidence in programming in the countries in the region is collated, and promote and document peer-to-peer learning; disseminate this learning across countries and to the wider CBM Federation through agreed channels.

  • Actively promote CBM’s accountability commitments towards partners, collate feedback from the countries in the region gathered through various partner feedback & complaints mechanisms; support identification and resolution of systemic programme quality issues and improvements for the country and regional level; elevate to International level as appropriate.

Advocacy, technical advice & representation (where relevant)

· Support the Regional Hub Director in coordinating with CBM International and Member Association advocacy staff in the pursuit of advocacy priorities, ensuring alignment of disability inclusion and advocacy work at country level with regional and global engagement.

· Engage with regional alliances and work with regional and international civil society, agencies, NGOs and in particular DPOs to define and support regional advocacy priorities.

· Coordinate efforts to strengthen and support regional DPO organisations and movements.

· Coordinate the delivery of DID technical advice in Disability Inclusive Development to regional alliances and civil society organizations, in alignment with the DID Initiative.

Communication and resource mobilisation

· Monitor regional calls for proposals from institutional donors and support the Regional Hub Director in building focused relationships with representatives of potential regionally based donors.

· Guide Country Offices in their work with partners to gather and share quality and timely project information and content to support CBM’s internal and external communication, enabling Member Associations to demonstrate impact in their donor communication.

Information gathering and sharing

· Collate information gathered at country level in analysis of the geopolitical, humanitarian, social, economic, cultural and human rights situation for the wider region, relevant to CBM’s disability inclusion focus and share with internal stakeholders.

· Promote documentation of good practice cases and support Country Offices in this process.

· Facilitate exchange and learning on programme issues between countries, with other regions and with other CBM stakeholders

Professional Profile and Requirement

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Relevant academic degree (e.g. development studies, social sciences);

· Professional experience of at least 10 years in a development context with at least 3 years in a similar position, and a track record of successfully overseeing large inclusive development and/or humanitarian programmes in collaboration with national partners.

· Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.

· Advantage of lived experience with disability.

· Experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting disability rights a distinct advantage.

· Good knowledge of international mainstream development and development-related trends;

· Extensive experience in participatory approaches, sustainability, partner capacity development, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, and accountability; Excellent managerial qualities with regard to results based, project cycle management and financial management.

· Excellent leadership, prolific networking and communication skills;

· Proven track record in skills transfer and capacity development, with strong coaching abilities.

· Willingness to travel frequently in the region.

· Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values.

How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to recruit.nairobi@cbm.org

Application deadline: 5 pm Thursday 3rd May 2018.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Remote Sensing Analyst-Re advertisement

Organization: Conservation International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Vital Signs is an integrated Monitoring System that intends to guide policy and decision making and monitor their outcomes to ensure that agricultural development does not unduly degrade natural ecosystems and the services they provide. The monitoring system is currently being implemented in, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.

Vital Signs has partnered with the GEF and IFAD to develop a monitoring and assessment platform for the GEF Food Security Integrated Approach Pilot Program. (https://www.thegef.org/project/food-iap-fostering-sustainability-and-resilience-food-security-sub-saharan-africa-integrated).The program has three components: (i) strengthening of institutional frameworks to promote integrated approaches in smallholder agriculture; (ii) promote scaling-up of interventions for sustainability and resilience; and (iii) ensure effective monitoring of ecosystem services and global environmental benefits through application of innovative tools and practices. The program will be implemented in twelve African countries (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda).

Vital Signs is seeking the services of a Remote Sensing Analyst to support the Monitoring and Assessment component of the program. The Remote Sensing Analyst will compile, analyze, interpret, manage, and distribute remote sensing imagery (MODIS, Landsat, Digital Globe). S/he will play a lead role in ensuring that baseline land cover maps are compiled and that land cover trends are analyzed at project and regional scales.

The deadline for application for all positions is April 27, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

S/he will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Develop baseline land cover maps for all projects that have geo-referenced spatial boundaries at 30m and at very high resolution, where data are available.
  • Develop a regional-scale land cover map (30m).
  • Perform modelling and classification analyses using time-series datasets (e.g., climate, satellite, and reanalysis data) for ecosystem modelling and climate variability research, including generating customized code, based on R and Python, for large volume data processing and analysis.
  • Capacity building for expanding the use of the data, methods and tools to other countries and regions.
  • Contribute written input and technical guidance to the IAP project.
  • Manage the highly visible, complex technical IAP project including meeting donor deadlines.
  • Manage external partner relationships including development of capacity and generation of outputs to guide partners in making decisions.
  • Contribute to reporting structures as laid out in the IAP documentation and the preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget.
  • Undertake any other duties, within her/his area of competence, as assigned by CI as it relates to this project.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Typical office environment but may require working in remote Africa locations.
  • Ability to work extended and irregular hours.
  • Frequent travel over 30% may be necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Advanced degree in remote sensing, geography or earth science.
  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in scientific research and/or managing remote sensing or research projects or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing experience, including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Proven ability in successfully interpreting and applying scientific information, data, models and developing creative solutions to achieve practical results.
  • Proven track record in project management design and implementation.
  • Proven team player able to work effectively across cultures and within and across organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to build on existing knowledge to develop new approaches.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficient in statistical and/or GIS software systems and procedures, and skilled in using new software applications.
  • Proven technical expertise in habitat monitoring, land degradation methodologies and analyses, and ecosystem modeling using a range of remote sensing techniques, image sources, and GIS.
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in Kenya without employer's sponsorship.

How to apply:

Apply online through the following link
http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONSERVATION&cws=1&rid=1035

UN Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

UN Paid Internships in Kenya,April 2018

Posting Title: INTERN – Language Programme, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 18 April 2018 – 02 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNON-96334-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org).

The UNON Language Programme internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the supervision of the Language Programme Coordinator the intern will be responsible for:
Administration
1. Provide information about the Language Programme (LP) offer and manage the LP Reception.
2. Update class list, prepare reports on enrolment, follow up on payments and verifying bills.
3. Receive and file registration forms.
4. Generate and update statistics
5. Prepare students certificates.
6. Manage the Library (books and DVDs) and sell course texts.
7. Assist LP teachers.
8. Look after the LP facilities (classrooms) and equipment (photocopier, projectors, etc.)
9. Develop a client database and assist with the LP Moodle platform.

Communication and Marketing
1. Update and manage the UNON Language Programme website.
2. Manage the UNON Language Programme e-mail account and maintain correspondence with students.
3. Generate mailing lists of past and potential clients.
4. Prepare and distribute marketing material (flyers, posters).

Any other duties that will be assigned.

Competencies

Core Competencies:
Communication:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred area of study: Studies in foreign languages or a related field preferred

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: External Auditor

Organization: Forum for International Cooperation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 May 2018

BACKGROUND

FIC is a Danish Development Organisation with programmes in Kenya and Tanzania since 2005. The head office is in Copenhagen, Denmark while the East Africa regional office is Nairobi, Kenya.

FIC with its 11 local civil society and trade union partners are currently implementing Decent Work and employment initiatives programme. The programme is funded by DANIDA through Civil Society in Development (CISU).

The program aims to improve working conditions and to increase the job opportunities in Kenya and Tanzania, and it is divided into two components: the Decent work component is implemented through trade union partners and aims at improving working conditions of low skilled workers in labour intensive sectors. The employment initiatives for the youth component is implemented through youth-led organisations.

The Audit Assignment

FIC is planning to engage a professional firm to carry out annual audit for the programme funds for the next two financial years (2018, 2019). The audit covers both FIC financials in Nairobi as well as the disbursed funds to the local partners.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AUDITOR.

The Audit must be conducted by a certified public accountant registered in Kenya and/or Tanzania and the firm will conduct audits in both Tanzania and Kenya, e.g. via office representation in both countries or by cooperating with a colleague in the other country.

SCOPE OF THE AUDIT

The objective is to audit the annual financial statement of FIC Kenya covering funds received and cost incurred in relation to the program Decent Work and Labour Rights Program” and to the mentioned single grant projects for the two years 2018 – 2019 plus eventual other received funds.

The first financial statement is for the period 1. January 2018 – 31. December 2018, the second is for 2019 .In total 2 financial statements and Compiled financials for the program.

The audit is limited to partners’ income and expenditures related to the project implementation in Kenya and/or Tanzania.

DELIVERABLES:

Audit report

The audit report should cover at least the following:

FIC KENYA FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For each main partner a financial statement is prepared each with a separate audit report.

For FIC KENYA a financial statement including:

A total summary illustrating received funds and their use on program, single grants and FIC Kenya office.

A summary of theprogramsources and uses of funds, included in a note together with the specification per partner of transferred and spent funds by main budget lines. This must be supplemented by a split of relevant cost on countries and the two components. The figures of the program must be included both for current year and accumulated.

A summary of single grantprojects transferred funds and spending’s included in a note, specified by main budget lines, both for the current year and accumulated.

A summary for FIC Kenya officeillustrating the spent cost and how relevant cost are allocated to the different projects/partners.

The above 3 items may partly be included in the notes.

A balance illustrating FIC Kenya’s financial position end of year including eventual balances with partners.

Additional relevant information/specifications may be given as part of the notes.

AUDIT OPINION

Besides a primary opinion on the Project Financial Statements, the annual audit report of the Project Accounts should include a separate paragraph commenting on the accuracy and propriety of expenditures withdrawn under SOE procedures.

Submission of the final reports to FIC is due by no later than 2 months after end each of the mentioned periods.

Management letter, one for each period.

To be delivered together with the audit reports.

The management letter should include at least the following topics/issues:

· An assessment of the project's internal control system with equal emphasis on (i) the effectiveness of the system in providing the project management with useful and timely information for the proper management of the project and (ii) the general effectiveness of the internal control system in protecting the assets and resources of the project.

· A description of any specific internal control weaknesses noted in the financial management of the project and the audit procedures followed to address or compensate for the weaknesses. Recommendations to resolve/eliminate the internal control weaknesses noted should be included.

The management letter should also include the following:

· The categorization of audit findings by risk severity: High, Medium, or Low.

· The classification of possible causes of the audit findings.

· Comments as to whether recommendations made in the management letter for the previous audit were implemented or, if not, the implementation status;

· Partner management comments/response.

Available Facilities and Right Access

The auditor will have full and complete access at any time to all records and documents (including books of account, legal agreements, minutes of committee meetings, bank records, invoices and contracts etc.) and all employees of the entity. The auditor will have a right of access to involved participants and organizations, to banks, consultants, contractors and other persons or firms engaged by the project management.

The selection process will take into consideration the following qualification:

  • A firm that has been in practice for at least three years

  • Firm with experience of auditing the NGO sector

How to apply:

If you are confident you have the qualifications we are looking for, kindly send your detailed Expression of interest with financial proposal to Rachel Ambasa, FIC Kenya e-mail rachelambasa@ymail.com and Carsten Nielsen, e-mail carsten.nielsen@fic.dk

To be submitted latest May 30th2018 to one of the abovementioned e-mails.

NACOSTI Licensing, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs,April 2018 (2 Posts)

NACOSTI Licensing, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs,April 2018 (2 Posts)

Grade St 6 -2 Positions –
Ref:LMEO/6/1/2018

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Director

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a body Corporate established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate, assure quality and advise the Government on matters of science, technology and innovation.

Licensing, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in processing of applications for registration and accreditation of research institutions;
  • Assist in inspection, monitoring and evaluation activities;

Requirements for the Licensing, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job

  • Bachelors degree in any of the Scheduled Sciences namely: Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences;
  • Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and
  • Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences or Earth and Space Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Undertaken a quality assurance and standardization course lasting not less than one (1) week;
  • Proficiency in Information Technology (IT) applications;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;

How to Apply

Applications in sealed envelope clearly indicating the advert reference number should be delivered to:

The Director General/CEO

National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

NACOSTI Headquarters Building, Kabete Off Waiyaki Way

P.O Box 30623 – 00100 Nairobi, KENYA 

Applications should be received not later than 5.00 pm on Monday 7th May 2018.

NACOSTI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

NACOSTI Secretary/Front Office Jobs

NACOSTI Secretary/Front Office Jobs

NACOSTI Senior Administration Officer

Grade ST 5
Ref: SAO/13/1/2018

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a body Corporate established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate, assure quality and advise the Government on matters of science, technology and innovation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintaining an inventory register;
  • Ensure assets are insured;
  • Manage Office transport system;
  • Ensure maintenance of office equipment, facilities and assets;
  • Generate reports on operations, maintenance and utilization;

Requirements for the

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Supervisory skills course lasting not less two (2) weeksfrom a recognized institution;
  • Fleet management is an added advantage;
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in public or private institution;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
  • Proficiency in ICT;

How to Apply

Applications in sealed envelope clearly indicating the advert reference number should be delivered to:

The Director General/CEO

National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

NACOSTI Headquarters Building, Kabete Off Waiyaki Way

P.O Box 30623 – 00100 Nairobi, KENYA 

Applications should be received not later than 5.00 pm on Monday 7th May 2018.

NACOSTI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

NACOSTI Office Administrator

Grade ST 8
Ref: OA/17/1/2018

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Office Administrator

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a body Corporate established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate, assure quality and advise the Government on matters of science, technology and innovation.

Office Administrator Job Responsibilities

  • Preparing responses to simple routine correspondences;
  • Maintaining office diary and protocol;
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments;
  • Recording dictation in shorthand form;
  • Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment;
  • Attending to visitors/clients; and
  • Planning and scheduling meetings;

Requirements for the Office Administrator Job

  • Diploma in Secretarial Services from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) from a recognized institution;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Proficiency in ICT;

How to Apply

Applications in sealed envelope clearly indicating the advert reference number should be delivered to:

The Director General/CEO

National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

NACOSTI Headquarters Building, Kabete Off Waiyaki Way

P.O Box 30623 – 00100 Nairobi, KENYA 

Applications should be received not later than 5.00 pm on Monday 7th May 2018.

NACOSTI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya: Project Manager – Fall Armyworm R&D Portfolio

Organization: International Maize and Wheat Improvement
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and results-oriented candidate for the position of Project Manager – Fall Armyworm Portfolio. The selected candidate will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP). The main role of this position shall be to effectively manage and implement, in a timely manner, Fall Armyworm (FAW) projects/initiatives led and implemented by CIMMYT in sub-Saharan Africa, based on an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy, in close collaboration with international research centers, national partners, and development partners.

The position will be based at CIMMYT’s regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Specific duties:

  • Day-to-day management of CIMMYT’s projects on FAW, in close collaboration with international and national research and development partners.
  • Coordinate development of detailed, high-quality work plans and results frameworks for the projects in the assigned portfolio, and facilitate their implementation in the target countries/geographies while maintaining compliance with the agreed scope, time, and budget for each project.
  • Participate in the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of progress made towards achieving project targets, objectives and outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain strong linkages between partner institutions and effectively manage stakeholder expectations, while ensuring clarity about roles and responsibilities among institutions and project team members.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of high quality, consolidated technical and financial reports for projects/initiatives in the assigned portfolio.
  • Clearly communicate the activities, results, outcomes, and impacts of the project(s) in meetings with the funding agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Provide support to relevant public and private sector partners in the target geographies and ensure that they are fully and actively engaged.
  • In close collaboration with internal and external partners, develop and submit high-quality project proposals on FAW management in Africa.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Program Director/Supervisor to effectively tackle the challenge of FAW to the food security and livelihoods in Africa.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • PhD in entomology, crop protection or a closely related field under IPM.
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in IPM in the cropping systems.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in project management, and familiarity with standard project management principles, tools and techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Experience in proposal development including successful track-record of resource mobilization.
  • Experience in implementing, monitoring, technical and financial reporting for donor-funded R&D projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in efficient management of financial resources.
  • In close collaboration with internal and external partners, develop and submit high-quality project proposals on FAW management in Africa.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Pro-activity, Problem Solving, Decision-making, Achievement Orientation and Teamwork.
  • Desired qualifications:
    • Formal training and/or certification in Project Management (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2, PMD Pro, etc.)
    • Good working knowledge of French.
    • Experience of establishing and maintaining partnerships with various stakeholders.
    • Experience of facilitating and organizing multi-stakeholder workshops.
    • Ability to deal with high workload and to work under pressure.

The position is for an initial fixed-term for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.

How to apply:

Candidates must apply here for IRS18121 Project Manager – Fall Armyworm R&D Portfolio. Screening and follow up will begin on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. For further information on the selection process, please contact Yessica Castillo, at y.castillo@cgiar.org. For further technical details about the position, please contact:
Dr. B.M. Prasanna, Director, Global Maize Program CIMMYT & CGIAR Research Program MAIZE at b.m.prasanna@cgiar.org
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

RELATED INFORMATION

Reference Number:
IRS18121

Type of contract:
International

Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya: General coordinator (M/F) – Kenya

Organization: Médecins du Monde
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 May 2018

For more than 35 years, Médecins du Monde (MDM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MDM currently works in 46 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

In July 2011, after several exploratory missions, MdM decided to open a project in the town of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland (Somalia). This choice was dictated by the number of IDPs present in the town and the lack of medical structures accessible to the vulnerable population. MdM, with a local partner, Integrated Services for the Displaced Population (ISDP), and the Ministry of Health, has been addressing health needs of the poor host communities and IDP population, by offering primary health care services.
In Kenya, MdM started a comprehensive programme in Nairobi in May 2013, focusing on the slum areas and the more remote locations of Dagoretti County. The programme focuses on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis through the implementation of a broader multidisciplinary framework of intervention, while advocating for a long term and sustainable harm reduction approach.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

For Kenya and Somalia the general coordinator work in a triptych with the desk manager at the HQ and the volunteer board delegate in charge of the programme design and follow up.
As general coordinator you are in charge of the country team and of the direct management of the coordinators.

More especially your tasks are to:

  • Manage the coordination team; make collaborative management decisions and to be in charge of the quality of the working conditions of the entire mission
  • Be responsible for the overall project cycle management in accordance with MdM tools
  • Be responsible for overall management of support department, supervising compliance of finance, human resources and logistic procedures to MdM rules and regulations
  • Be responsible for the security and safety of people and property for the mission supervision and organisation of the implementation of safety rules and for ensuring that rules are applied. To pass information to desk manager regularly
  • Be responsible for raising funds and donors compliance in the field; to guarantee the accomplishment of project objectives defined by the donors is fulfilled and that contractual obligations are respected
  • Carry out advocacy and negotiations with the national authorities and other key stakeholders (donors, embassies, UN agencies)
  • Be responsible for communication with the head office of MDM
  • Be responsible for the quality of the reports on activities and ensures compliance with procedures for the exchange of information and reporting. **
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:**
    Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
    Duration : 12 months

Position based in Nairobi with several movements to Somalia to be filled as soon as possible.

2778 gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

Master level preferable (international development, management, public health)
Professional Experience
Strong INGO experience as general coordinator / head of mission/ country representative
Strong experience in representation, negotiation with high level government, UN and international institutions
Experience in community based programming
Experience in managing intercultural team
Experience of security management

Required Skills
Motivation to work with local partners and capacity building of multicultural partners
Interpersonal and diplomatic skills
Good negotiation skills and strategic insight
Financial monitoring and forecasting
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
Good verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of donors procedures

Languages
Fluently spoken and written english is essential
French is a plus

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

How to apply:

Please apply via :
http://www.jobs.net/j/JVugnxCn?idpartenaire=128

Kenya: Programme Officer Food Security

Organization: Government of Switzerland
Country: Kenya, Somalia
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

International Cooperation Division, Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi

The Swiss Government supported Regional Programme Horn of Africa (RPHoA) focuses on Somalia and the arid and semi-arid lands of South-Eastern Ethiopia and North-Eastern Kenya. In the frame of its Cooperation Strategy 2018-2021, the programme supports projects in the four sectors food security, health, governance and migration/protection. The overall aim of the strategy is to contribute to the reduction of poverty, improve human security and stability and address migration challenges. The programme is designed as a whole of government approach, in which different departments of the Swiss Government are closely collaborating. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, through the International Cooperation Division of the Swiss Embassies in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, is in charge of the RPHoA supported development and humanitarian projects. These projects are implemented through a variety of partners (e.g. IGAD, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, government institutions), using different instruments (humanitarian aid, development cooperation, policy dialogue) and intervention modalities (bilateral and multilateral mandates or contributions, pooled funds, deployment of experts etc.). Policy dialogue at national and regional level, donor coordination, aid effectiveness principles in fragile and conflict affected contexts (New Deal and OECD principles on engagement in fragile contexts), as well as humanitarian principles and protection of civilians are systematically promoted.

For the management of its food security portfolio in Somalia and North-Eastern Kenya, the International Cooperation Division of the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi is looking for a Programme Officer.

Main Tasks

· Support the International Cooperation Division in ensuring the quality and result orientation of its food security portfolio (programme cycle management) with a particular focus on resilience building of (agro-) pastoral communities in the dry lands of the Horn of Africa.

· Represent the Embassy in the dialogue with and coordination among international donors, government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the food security sector at national and regional level (including Pillar Working Groups in Somalia, Somalia Joint UN Resilience Strategy, IGAD Drought Resilience Platform etc.).

· Convene, organise and facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and joint learning with implementing partners and within the Embassy and continuously analyze and document information about the humanitarian, development and security relevant context and translate it into conclusions for the Swiss programming. For this, a broad network of relevant food security stakeholders especially in Somalia needs to be maintained (government, civil society, private sector).

· As an active member of the Embassy food security team, contribute to the annual planning and reporting processes.

Required Experience and Competencies

· University degree in studies related to development (or similar education) and 5 years’ work experience in areas related to food security preferably in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia).

· Experience in the management of development and humanitarian food security programmes and a good understanding of the principles, approaches and practices applied.

· Experience with project cycle management (operational and financial planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects), CSPM, gender sensitive programming and engagement in fragile states.

· Experience in the collaboration with national/local government authorities, multilateral agencies and other development relevant stakeholders (UN, IFI’s, IGAD etc.).

· Good understanding of the social, economic and political context of Somalia and North-Eastern Kenya, notably the humanitarian and development challenges affecting local communities, and ability to capture political and social dimensions of (agro-)pastoralism.

· Strong analytical capacity to synthesize and communicate conclusions, recommendations, and ability to credibly represent Swiss positions in the stakeholder and policy dialogue.

· Ability to establish trusted partnerships with Swiss supported implementing partners and excellent ability to network and to work in a team.

· Excellent knowledge of English (both spoken and in writing reports, project approval documents etc.). Fluent in Somali.

· Ability to work independently and to deliver quality work on time.

How to apply:

Modalities of employment and application

· Foreseen duty station is Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia and North-Eastern Kenya (applicant must be in possession of a valid working permit for Kenya). Duty station in Mogadishu may be considered.

· Application deadline is April 30th 2018. Applications should include a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page), a CV (maximum 3 pages) and 2 references related to previous work experience. Applications have to be sent to nai.vertretung@eda.admin.ch. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted (within 3 weeks after receipt of application).

· Start date: at the earliest convenience.

Nairobi Women’s Hospital Cashiers Jobs,April 2018(2 Posts)

We anticipate multiple exciting opportunities, and invite applications for the following positions for our soon to open Naivasha facility.

Reporting to the Hospital Manager, with a dotted line reporting relationship to their respective technical services managers (Nursing, Medical Services, Laboratory); these positions are responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating work within their departments.

In addition, they will have responsibility for ensuring consistency and achievement of high clinical standards, while upholding the highest professional standards and ensuring excellent customer service and achievement of revenue targets through effective management of people.

Qualified applicants should have a minimum experience of 1 to 3 years in a similar position, in a busy hospital environment.

Reporting to the Accounts Assistant, this position will be responsible for collecting, verifying, recording and safeguarding all company revenue- cash and credit.

Key Qualifications

  • Applicants must be in possession of a certificate in accounting (KATC) and or CPA Section 2 qualifications
  • minimum 1 year post qualification experience of in a busy hospital environment.

Key Competencies

Customer Focus, Team Work, Managing performance, Results Oriented, Reliability with demonstrated interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism and ethics

How to Apply

To express your interest in any of the positions above, please click here to send your application online ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY 20th APRIL 2018.

Owing to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

Please note that the Nairobi Women’s Hospital does not recruit through recruitment agencies neither do we solicit any payments for employment.

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital is an equal opportunities employer