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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.


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.


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.


  • 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.



  • 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:

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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.


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. **
    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


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

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.

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 :

Kenya: Ecosec Coordinator, based in Nairobi

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description

The ICRC defines Economic Security (Ecosec) as the status of an individual, household or community that is able to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a viable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs. Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level. To achieve this objective, the Economic Security unity uses a combination of different interventions and modalities, such as cash and voucher programs, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and relief items distributions

The EcoSec Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning, management and supervision of the EcoSec programme in Kenya (1 million CHF of direct costs). S/he will be responsible to closely coordinate with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS – main partner) to ensure a joint planning and implementation of the programme and build a smooth working relationship with KRCS. The integrated approach will require from the EcoSec coordinator a close coordination with other ICRC departments (Prevention/Communication/Protection/Cooperation/Water and Habitat) and liaise with external interlocutors at local, regional and national levels. The position requires frequent travels to the Coast (main areas of operations are Lamu and Garissa counties).

This position requires frequent travels to Lamu and Garissa counties.

Main responsibilities

  • Contributes to delegation’s strategic orientations under the supervision of the management and in consultation with other departments (Protection, Cooperation, Prevention/Communication, Water and Habitat).
  • Responsible for the programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) while ensuring a transversal approach.
  • Leads (needs/monitoring) assessments, draft the PMT document, including budget, operational plan, strategy, etc.
  • Ensures the integration of Nutrition and AAP (accountability to affected population) across the programmes, proper management of Device Magic and feasibility assessment for the use of Red Rose or Similar Platform for voucher programming.
  • Manages the resources (financial, human, material) to ensure timely and efficient responses.

Desired profile and skills

  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture Economics, Economics, or Project Management
  • Proven Experience in Cash & Market Assessments, EcoSec Need or Other Assessments
  • Strong capacity to work with National Society and liaise with communities. The success of the programme is very much linked to contact with partner and interlocutor
  • Very good reporting skills a must
  • Partnership management experience with and capacity building of National Societies
  • Experience in managing protection-oriented EcoSec programs
  • Experience (2 years) in cash-based (UCT, CCT) programs, MEI, agriculture, market assessments and monitoring
  • Proven experience with new technologies (Device Magic, Red Rose or Similar, & Nutrition Sensitive Programming)
  • Understanding of the socioeconomic landscape in the Lamu and Garissa Counties; capacity to effectively interact with communities in these Counties


  • English
  • Somali and/or Swahili an asset

Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior the departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 18 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Additional information

  • Length of assignment : 18 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 25/06/2018
  • Application deadline: 30/04/2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2qCAhRH


Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Apr 2018




​**About the job**

ICT Technical Specialist manages and organizes all ICT systems and services in the location where he/she is posted. He/she assists the ICT Manager in designing and installing ICT infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs and installs ICT infrastructure;

  • Conducts regular physical inventory check and updates the database accordingly;

  • Maintains adequate stock levels for required ICT hardware;

  • Ensures that the existing ICT infrastructure is functioning at all times;

  • Drafts and updates technical documentation for all IT equipment;

  • Ensures that the ICRC Global/ Country level policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to;

  • Trains end users on the ICRC ICT systems and updates them accordingly in case of any changes;

  • Conducts training for ICT Technicians in the field.

About you

  • Degree in Information Technology;

  • 5 to 7 years experience working in ICT environment and in a specialist/ IT Engineer capacity;

  • Windows Server Technology Certification;

  • Security Gateway and Fire wall Certification;

  • LAN and WAN certification;

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Wireless and VSat technologies;

  • Experience in Project management and report writing;

  • Excellent command of the English language;

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision in a very busy environment;

  • Willing to travel within Somalia and spend long period of time in the field;

We Offer

  • A dynamic and challenging work environment in the humanitarian and international environment;

  • Training and development opportunities;

  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework.


July 9, 2018

How to apply:

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 26th April 2018. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org.


Organization: ACTED
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

Position: Security Intern

Department: Security

Direct hierarchy: Country Security Manager (CSM)

Contract duration: 3 Months (with possible extension)

Location: Nairobi-Kenya.

Starting date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development. ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill Security Intern Position in Nairobi-Kenya.

Position Profile

This position, reporting to the Country Security Manager (CSM) Kenya-Somalia, will ensure that the security standards of ACTED staff are high and ensure high-level security of all ACTED assets, property and resources within ACTED sphere of influence and context of operations. He/she will acquire operational comprehensive understanding of ACTED program in Kenya and Somalia/Somaliland and provide support and advice in terms of security.

What can the Intern expect from this internship?

The roles and responsibilities in this intern position will primarily be around learning the security operations processes and assisting the Country Security Manager to improve our monitoring and information management capabilities while managing all aspects related to data management and filing of the various safety and security related documents. You will get real hands-on experience on issues related to support teams operating in volatile environment supporting Security and field teams revising and upgrading our security protocols. The first phase (3 months) will focus on upgrading and updating all related protocols to be shared to the teams, a likely second phase (3 months) will focus on the gradual development of the protocols in place. Each period with a strong need of restructuring the way information is received, stored, maintained, and updated as well as ways the information is shared.

Job Scope:

Under the guidance of the Security Manager, s/he will;

  • Assist in enhancing our existing monitoring and alerting capabilities.
  • Supporting teams dealing with safety and security responsibilities to integrate new processes
  • Assist in improving existing internal security SOPs and systems.
  • Support for updating existing protocols.

· Fill reports in case of security incident and follow up as appropriate.

· Fill the incident data base for Kenya/Somalia and centralize the national incident data bases, and GPS coordinates (kmz).

· Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents; daily, weekly, bi weekly reports, alerts, and dissemination of the same through the various internal media.

· Keep contacts, mailing lists, WhatsApp and or skype groups up to date.

· Compile weekly reports, relevant parts of internal monthly reports and other specific report where/when appropriate

· Compile Safety and Security Needs and available budget; prepare documents to be presented to Finance and Procurement – Logistics to respond to needs in time and within budget.

· Support to other task on ad hoc base

Qualifications/Skills Required

· Bachelor degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Management, or a related security field.

· While previous experience in security is not mandatory candidates with relevant technical experience will be an advantage.

  • Either demonstrable experience in: report writing and analysis, incident reporting, incident mapping, information collection and analysis, writing, and/or developing security related protocols OR Document management,
  • Be passionate about Security.
  • Precise, concise, attention to details is expected.
  • Good communication and problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding and use of most MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Google Earth…
  • Fluency in English is Mandatory.

How to apply:

*Qualified candidates with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document(the cover letter should be on the first page and the CV should start on the second page) to* kenya.jobs@acted.org on or before 23rd April 2018 with the subject line “Application for Security Intern Position”. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates that will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments. ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kenya: Regional Climate Services Co-production Project Manager, WISER Support to ICPAC Project – REF: CSCPM/03/2018

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 May 2018


Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) is an initiative funded by The UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service. WISER’s mission is to deliver transformational change in the quality, accessibility and use of weather and climate information services at all levels of decision making for sustainable development in Africa.

Under the WISER programme, a project titled “WISER Support to IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) Project” (W2-SIP) is being implemented from March 2018- March 2020 by a consortium of institutions that includes ICPAC, United Kingdom Met Office, Columbia University International Research Institute for Climate & Society (IRI) and its’ Enhancing National Climate Services Initiative (ENACTS), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and CARE International.

The project’s overall outcome is to contribute to enhancing the resilience of poor people and of economic development to weather and climate related shocks. It aims to do this by increasing the use of co-produced reliable weather and climate services to inform regional and national level policy and decision making. In doing so, the project will strengthen the capacity of ICPAC to deliver wide-reaching, usable, new, improved weather and climate products and services that are anchored in principles of coproduction and user engagement.

Too often, climate information and services are not user-centric and their potential to impact decision making and planning at multiple levels, remains limited. To address this the project is utilizing a multi-stakeholder co-production approach, ensuring that climate products will be transformed with and by users as well as producers into decision ready information and advice for key sectors, targeted to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised groups and communicated through a range of channels determined with regional users. Additionally, ICPAC’s capacity to be a knowledge and learning hub on user centred co-production and knowledge brokering in climate services will be strengthened.


The Regional Climate Services Co-Production Project Manager is primarily responsible for providing overall project management and technical support to CARE’s deliverables under the W2-SIP consortium project. The position will work closely with the consortium of partners (ICPAC, NCSU, IRI ENACTS, UK Met Office), with the targeted networks and platforms (IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF), Kenya National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and with other regional initiatives and WISER projects) to facilitate the co-development and coproduction process of relevant climate products and services. A major aspect of this role will be to support improving ICPAC’s capacity and role in facilitating dialogue and linkages between providers and users of climate services and information to ensure that user needs are met. This will contribute to better decision making and planning as information provided will actionable. Another key aspect of the position will be to oversee the Co-production Capacity Building Officer to ensure that effective capacity is being built at ICPAC around co-development and co-production processes. The incumbent will work together with the assigned CARE international staff who will provide strategic direction and support to CARE’s role in the project.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Job Responsibility 1: Project planning, coordination, and management:

o Act as the CARE’s focal point in the consortium, supporting communication within the CARE assigned team and CARE W2-SIP Capacity Building Officer while also liaising and communicating with other partners as needed to ensure effective project coordination;

o Develop and maintain strategic partnerships, and represent CARE in relevant workshops, events, meetings, and networking events;

o Supervise the management of project staff and project/field operations;

o Ensures that the project interventions are implemented according to the project guideliens, agreed upon plans and signed agreements;

o Monitors the implementation of project and documents progress on project objectives and areas for correction, and ensures that appropriate follow-up actions are taken;

o Maintains an updated work plan to all of CARE’s W2-SIP activities ;

o Provide effective budget oversight and monitoring in line with CARE’s operational procedures;

o Ensure that project is implemented in a cost-effective manner, within the approved budget framework and ensuring the donor requirements are met on spending at the forecasted level every quarter;

o Responsible to produce and ensure early preparations of narrative reports and financial reports according to donor standards and compliance;

o Completes all CARE performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals.

Job Responsibility 2: Linking and Networks connection:

o Link delivery agencies to ICPAC, Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forums (GHACOF), and relevant climate services actors and processes in the region;

o Support and promote collaboration across interlinked regional initiatives including current and upcoming WISER projects;

o Ensure CARE’s contribution to W2-SIP and co-production knowledge is shared with the SSN TRANSFORM WISER project;

  • Establish and maintain formal and informal communication mechanisms with consortium members, regional partners, donors and other stakeholders particularly in the weather and climate information services sector;
  • Actively participates in the project steering committee and Technical Advisory Committee to ensure the project direction is in line with CARE’s inputs on co-production and that new information, innovations and lessons are shared and capitalized on.
  • Establish links on coproduction and climate knowledge brokering between ICPAC and relevant Universities in the GHA region who are involved in CSRD (University of Nairobi, Makerere, Sokoine). This includes meetings, training module development and other regional WISER events.

Job Responsibility 3: Co-development and Co-production of climate services:

o Design and conduct regional scoping and user mapping meetings in five East African countries;

o With ICPAC, facilitate dialogue between regional users (i.e. Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) and the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI)) and providers to match climate information products with user decision making needs, processes and systems to enable actionable information at regional and national levels;

o Support the design & publication of ICPAC guidance, training materials, policy papers and communications on co-development and co-production of climate services;

  • Build on existing approaches such as PSP, FEWSNET scenario development under FSNWG, FCFA Climate Risk Narratives (CRN), forecast based early warning approaches and services developed by the BRACED programme and others.

Job responsibility 4: Innovation and learning:

o Promote innovative communications across the full coproduction value chain, linked to user organisations and assisting users to make decisions based on potential impacts through and with user engagement;

o Study current Monitoring and Evaluation approaches among key climate services user programmes and seek for innovative ways to measure change in capacity for knowledge brokering and learning on climate services;

o Incorporate robust user based monitoring and feedback systems to ensure information on actual use and impact of accessed climate products informs flexibility and improvements in climate products and the coproduction approach;

o Ensure W2-SIP is appropriately linked and sharing information and learning with WISER TRANSFORM.

Job Responsibility 5: Capacity Building of ICPAC and Stakeholders:

o In collaboration with the CARE assigned team, provide support and backstopping to the CARE W2-SIP Capacity Building Officer;

o Contribute towards the strengthening of ICPAC skills in facilitating multi-stakeholder learning processes, climate knowledge brokering, decision making processes and user feedback through training, on-going mentoring and regular reflection spaces;

o With ICPAC, develop guidelines for user centred co-production of climate services and link with the TRANSFORM project. Within this, support the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for climate information services;

o Work with ICPAC to shape GHACOFs to be better suited to user and decision-maker needs, more participatory and with a broader focus beyond the seasonal forecast;

o Design and ensure delivery of stand alone trainings with IPAC and regional bodies and users on user based coproduced climate services;

o Design and ensure quality facilitation of innovation and learning events with ICPAC, regional bodies, and national met agencies at the OND GHACOF meetings;

o Support engagement and capacity-building with all users and producers as needed.


1. Spending Authority:

Spending up to a maximum of Kenya Shillings 350,000 as stipulated in the CARE financial policy.

2. Supervision:

The Project Manager is responsible for supervising the Capacity Building Officer.

3. Decision Making:

Will exercise decision making over all aspects of the program implementation, supervision, monitoring & development in consultation with the CARE technical team and CI UK.

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):


The program requires maintenance of relationship and high degree of networking.

The main contacts will be:




· UK Met office

· IGAD Drought Disaster and Sustainability Resilience Initiative (IDDRSI)

· Food Security and Nutrition Working group (FSNWG)

· Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF)

· Network of Climate Journalists of the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA)

· Strengthening Climate Information Partnerships – East Africa Project (SCIPEA)


  • Sector Manager – Resilience and Climate Change at CARE Kenya
  • Senior Technical Advisors- Climate Change and Resilience (UK)
  • Senior Technical Advisor- climate change adaptation and climate services (East Africa Region, Ethiopia)
  • Co-production Technical Consultant (Kenya)
  • All Senior Officers and Managers at the regional and national level


  • The incumbent is based in Nairobi. His/her time will be split between the CARE office and the ICPAC office, where it is anticipated they will be seconded several times days a week.


1. Education:

· M.Sc/M.A degree from a recognized institution/university in the following areas: climate change and society, meteorological sciences, Disaster management, International development, or other relevant field.

2. Experience

· Preferably a minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience in development of climate change or related sector operations, project management, policy formation, capacity building, early warning systems, community based development programming, or closely related fields;

· Experience in the development of climate information services and products ;

· Experience building capacity of government and regional institutions and actors;

· Understanding of climate risks and vulnerabilities in the East Africa region;

· Work experience in an international organization is an advantage;

3. Skills and Competencies

· Analytical skills: Proven writing and analytical skills in climate change operations; ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;

· People Skills: Proven ability for team-working and multi-tasking; resourcefulness, attention to details and client orientation; Ability to provide leadership and strategic guidance to team. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support project staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

· Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.

· Computer Skills: Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Preferably skills related to virtual network communication using the Internet.

· Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.

· Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances. Willing to travel up to 30% of time.

4. Right to Work This position is based in Nairobi. Kenyan nationals and those with a right to work in Kenya are invited to apply.

How to apply:

On how to apply please visit our careers page at


Application deadline: Tuesday May 1, 2018, by midnight (East Africa Time)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted Expected interview date: May 9-10, 2018

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya. Contracts are dependent on confirmation of funding. CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staff are required to comply with the Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

Kenya: Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Apr 2018

Organisational background

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The positions and responsibilities

AAH Somalia is looking for suitable candidate to fill Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department, based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia**.** Reports hierarchically & technically to the Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Head of Department, the FSL Deputy Head of Department’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:


This is a technical specialist position expected to support technical implementation of AAH’s programing including cash programming in Somalia. AAH programing in Somalia consists on providing unconditional and conditional cash transfers for drought affected population and livelihoods support to the most vulnerable households.

Objective 1: Support the FSL field team on setting up, implementing and reporting on FSL projects (including cash transfer activities)

  • In close collaboration with the FSL field staffs, supporting the setting up of the FSL programs taking into account the logical framework of the programs, the budget, and logistical and administrative processes of AAH (including safety and security)
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs defining the implementation methodology of FSL activities, and define realistic work plans
  • Ensuring the quality of the programs is established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of AAH in the location
  • Ensuring FSL field staffs are familiarizing with their projects, the issues involved, the logical framework and indicators ; retaining printed copies of all funding agency contractual documents
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs on identifying the technical risk and constraints associated with the implementation of the projects
  • Proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints
  • Supporting the implementation of technical recommendations concerning the project
  • Supervising the implementation of the FSL programs upon the activities planning, and adjust or refine it with the FSL field staffs if necessary
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs on activity reporting: write internal Activity Progress Reports, maintenance of a timeline, monthly review of the budget
  • Preparing in time to meet deadlines the FSL components of external and internal reports relating to the FSL projects with FSL field staffs
  • Identifying and support the implementing of safety & security measures for both the teams and the wider population (building sites, community based sites …) in closed coordination with the field coordinator
  • Raising any issue related to the program implementation to the FSL HoD and communicating regularly to the FSL HoD on the activity planning and achievement.

Objective 2: In close collaboration with the FSL HoD, identify needs and contribute to project elaboration

  • Identifying humanitarian needs in the field of FSL and Cash programing, this to include the submission of reports pertaining to such matters
  • Participation in defining FSL and cash transfer programs
  • Contributing to the writing of the FSL and Cash transfer sections of project proposals (Bill of quantities, budget).

Objective 3: In collaboration with field staffs and FSL HoD, contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of AAH FSL programing

  • Promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of his/her project (external assessment)
  • Promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits)
  • Implementing complaints procedures for ethical and transparency reasons, particularly in respect of the beneficiary populations
  • Follow up price monitoring and supporting data analyzing on a monthly bases.

Objective 4: In the absence of the FSL HoD, Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of AAH in FSL and Cash area of intervention

  • Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of AAH in order to ensure rational use of resources and optimum integration at national level
  • Participation in visits by funding bodies whenever requested by the FSL HoD
  • Representing AAH and ensuring coordination with partners, the authorities, agencies of the United Nations and NGOs in FSL sector, at national level
  • Contributing to the process of selecting partners, formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities (Local NGOs, international NGOs, national authorities, private agencies etc…)
  • Reinforcing the capabilities of partners

Objective 5: Mentor FSL field staffs on quality, accountability and impact measurement process of the program and development of FSL field staffs’ skills in strategy and positioning of the FSL department

  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in controlling the quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of AAH;
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs in identifying the technical constraints associated with the implementation of the projects;
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs in proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints;
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of the project (external assessment);
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits);
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs on the implementation and follow up of the monitoring tools and support the staffs on the data analyses and reporting.
  • Reinforcement of the capacities of the FSL field staffs on the analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect of FSL and of the context of intervention in the field of activity;
  • Mentoring of the FSL field staffs in taking part in the determination of strategy in the area of activity and sectorial strategy at national level;
  • Reinforcement of the capacities of the FSL field staffs in participating, as and when necessary, in the development of the FSL section of the emergency response plan in the area of activity;
  • Mentoring of the FSL field staffs in terms of transversal integration of the FSL sector with other sectors, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and transversal problems associated with FSL initiatives (HIV, Gender issues, Disaster Management, Environment, Handicap, etc.);

Objective 6: Contributing to capitalization and technical development in FSL and Cash sector

  • Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved
  • Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program
  • Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the ground the better to inform AAH communications

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:


  • Barchelor degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Agriculture etc or relevant field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in humanitarian context and project management.
  • Experience in Cash based intervention in emergency context
  • Experience on community based approach activities in an intercultural context.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective organizational representation at different levels
  • Easily integrate with remote areas living conditions.
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance;
  • Fluent in English (professional English);
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites and in Somalia.
  • Ideally, experience with new technology system (SCOPE, ODK, etc.)
  • Capacity to work on Remote area management
  • Strong capacity to work in tense conditions and high insecure and volatile context
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives.


  • Ability to re-evaluate objectives and implementation of activities linked with quick changes in the security context, and thus in the access to the beneficiaries;
  • Ability to work and cooperate closely with other sector coordinators;
  • Strict adherence to AAHIN security policies and procedure. Respect for local cultural norms and traditions and ability to live in Nigerian cultural environment.
  • Initiative and problem solving skills:
  • Adaptability and flexibility:
  • Motivation and involvement:
  • Professionalism and Management: Familiar with Somalia Context and Culture

How to apply:

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 20th April 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. e.g VA011/2018 Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department -Nairobi.

Kenya: Regional Nutritionist Based in Nairobi

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 May 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description

The ICRC defines Economic Security as the status of an individual, household or community that is able to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a sustainable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs. Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level. To achieve this objective Economic Security uses a combination of different interventions and modalities, such as cash and voucher programs, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and relief items distributions.

The Regional EcoSec Nutritionist is the reference person for all nutrition-related capacity building and training, analysis and support to implementation for the countries of the Region(s) covered. S/he makes the liaison with the Nutritionists and the Capacity Building Focal Point at Headquarters, as well as with the Regional EcoSec Advanced Trainers, in order to ensure consistency across Delegations. S/he ensures that capacities of EcoSec staff and partners are built on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming, which are priorities identified in the EcoSec 2015-2018 Strategy, and required for the effective and efficient implementation of EcoSec activities in the field. S/he also directly conducts nutrition assessments and supports the formulation of nutrition programmes.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Direct technical support

The Regional Nutritionist provides advice and/or direct nutrition-related support to Delegations:

  • Link the economic security situation and vulnerability of households or individuals to the prevailing food consumption patterns and nutritional situation;
  • Specifically in places of detention, support the analysis of the food system and of factors influencing the nutritional status of detainees;
  • Design, implement and analyse the results of a nutritional survey when needed, both in communities and in places of detention, using standard methods;
  • Identify how EcoSec interventions can best take into account the food consumption and nutritional situation in their design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Design or review the design of general food distributions, in particular the composition of food rations, and food quality and safety criteria;
  • Design and support the implementation and evaluation of nutrition rehabilitation programmes, including in communities, primary health care centres and hospitals (under the supervision of the Health Department), places of detention and other institutions;
  • Recommend ways to integrate some nutrition aspects into existing and planned economic security monitoring systems, including which nutrition indicators should be monitored and how they should be interpreted to adjust interventions;

  • Proactively identify situations where nutritionist support is required, and arrange for such support in consultation with the Nutritionists in Geneva;

  • Contribute to the preparation of the Planning for Results (PfR) document;

  • When needed in Delegations, help screen candidates/recruiting resident staff or consultants (together with the Administration Department), to assist with nutrition analysis and/or programming;

  • Review and provide feedback to messages and reports following field missions in the Delegations

  1. Capacity building of Field staff
  • Organise the Nutrition in Detention training help once a year in Nairobi and contribute to the Abidjan or ad hoc ones;
  • Guide and give support to Delegations to assess the nutrition training needs of ICRC Staff as well as partners (e.g. National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and partners engaged in remote management operations);
  • Together with EcoSec Coordinators, follow-up and assist trained staff in the application of their new skills, through regular contacts and field visits whenever feasible;
  • Liaise with the Regional EcoSec Advanced Trainers to develop country-adapted training materials and guidance on nutrition programming and delivery of EcoSec trainings;
  • Disseminate practical information on nutrition programming;
  • If appropriate and based on demand, set-up and animate a peer-to-peer forum of exchange on EcoSec nutrition programming in order to share experience and tools;
  • If appropriate, organize a Workshop of trained staff and partners in nutrition programming in the Regions, for stock-taking on the main challenges and identification of ways forward.
  1. Thematic/specialist support
  • Contribute global Nutrition files such as Nutrition and Cash Based Intervention, Nutrition and Wash…
  • Contribute to the development of Nutrition database and dashboard for CMAM, civilians or detainies;
  • Establish linkages with agencies, networks and other mechanisms at global and regional levels.

Specific regional responsabilities 2018

The regional support is dedicated to nutrition in detention and for civilian population in: Somalia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Yemen, and South-Sudan. These countries could change depending on the needs of the delegations.

Unplanned Nutrition requests for civil and detained populations are expected.

Desired profile and skills

  • Master’s degree in nutrition or public health or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in nutrition;
  • Professional experience in international humanitarian work and field missions abroad, especially in emergencies;
  • Sound understanding of the project cycle, establishing appropriate (SMART) objectives and indicators is required;
  • Possessing good capacity to analyze and summarize complex situations;
  • Ability to take relevant decisions within a given framework;
  • Strong capacities to recruit, manage, coach and motivate a team of nutritionists;
  • Good organizational, managerial, planning, reporting skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Fully conversant with word processing, spreadsheet software and basic nutrition computer programs;
  • Open-minded and adaptable, empathic and diplomatic;
  • Readiness and capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team involving other sectors linked to the economic security, and collaborating with Red Cross and Red Crescent movement' members.
  • Fluent in English and French; Any other language knowledge (e.g. Arabic, Spanish, Russian) is an asset;

Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits
  • Opportunity to join the Nutitionist talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Additional information

  • Type of role: Regional
  • Length of assignment : 24 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: November 2018 (flexible)
  • Application deadline: 11/05/2018

How to apply:

To review the full job ad and apply, visit:


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.

Recruitment in BM Security, Nairobi, Kenya

Technical Manager

The Technical Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Technical Department. As Head of Technical, you will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. You will manage a team of technicians and other direct reports and work with vendors to ensure the highest quality products in BM’s line of electronic security offerings.


·      Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Telecommunications or a related field from a recognised university

·      At least five years working experience in the electronic security industry preferably in private security in a management position

·      Excellent understanding of Integrated Security Solutions (Intruder Detection and Alarm, CCTV, Access Control, Fire Detection and Alarm

·      Advanced professional training in project management

·      Presentable and articulate

·      Good negotiation skills

·      Knowledge of basic accounting (Budgets/Expenditure/Billing etc.)

·      Computer literate

·      Unquestionable integrity

·      Team player

·      Excellent administration, communication and organisation skills

·      Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

Branch Manager Admin

The Branch Manager is a key member of the management team responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all branch operations. As Branch Head of Operations, you will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies.


·      Degree in Business Management / Risk Management / Criminology or a related field from a recognised university

·      At least five years working experience in the security industry

·      Professional training in security or in the disciplined forces

·      Member of a Private Security Association preferred

·      Presentable and articulate

·      Good negotiation skills

·      Knowledge of basic accounting

·      Computer literate

·      Unquestionable integrity

·      Team player

·      Excellent administration, communication and organisation skills

Sales Executive

We are looking for a competitive and trustworthy Sales Executive to help us build up our Electronic Security business activities. You will be responsible for discovering and pursuing new sales prospects and maintaining customer satisfaction. The goal is to meet and surpass the companys expectations to drive rapid and sustainable growth.


·      Conduct market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs

·      Actively seek out new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking and social media

·      Conduct and assist with technical surveys and survey report preparation

·      Set up meetings with potential clients and listen to their wishes and concerns

·      Prepare and deliver appropriate presentations on products/ services

·      Create frequent reviews and reports with sales and financial data

·      Ensure the availability of stock for sales and demonstrations

·      Participate on behalf of the company in exhibitions or conferences

·      Negotiate/close deals and handle complaints or objections

·      Work with alarm response teams to scout for potential business

·      Follow up on project installations

·      Collaborate with team to achieve better results


·      Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Telecommunications from a recognised university

·      Diploma or Certificate in Sales and Marketing

·      Proven experience as a sales executive for electronic security solutions (at least 3 years)

·      Proficiency in English

·      Excellent knowledge of MS Office

·      Thorough understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques

·      Fast learner and passion for sales

·      Self-motivated with a results-driven approach

·      Aptitude in delivering attractive presentations

·      High school certificate (KCSE)

Alarms Technician

We are looking for a thorough alarms technician responsible for installation, testing, fault diagnosis and maintenance of our wide variety of electronic security systems. The successful candidate will be a thorough professional with a practical mind and attention to detail, able to work autonomously and responsibly by observing all health and safety guidelines.


·      Higher level of education, preferably Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or relevant field

·      Proven experience in electronic security installations with at least 2 years experience

·      Specific Manufacturer Software/Hardware certification will be an advantage

·      Computer literate

·      Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·      Excellent customer care and public relations skills

·      Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail

·      Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·      Self-starter with a high degree of motivation and pro-activeness

·      Honest and ethical with high levels of integrity and confidentiality

Security Officers & Dog Handlers 

Operations (Security Officers and Dog Handlers)

Ongoing Recruitment

Mandatory Requirements:

·      KCSE qualification with minimum grade of D – (Minus)

·      Age 23-40 years

·      Height 5 feet 7 inches

How to Apply

To apply email your current curriculum vitae and a cover letter to recruitment@bmsecurity.com, indicating in the email subject the role you are applying for. Clearly marked applications can also be dropped at our head office in Nairobi.