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Finance & Administration Assistant Job in Kenya – NGO

Finance & Administration Assistant


Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of financial and administrative tasks and responsibilities that ensure the efficient and effective running of Marsabit Office programme support operations in compliance with Concern’s policies and procedures

Responsibilities:

Finance:

a. Petty Cash

·         Issuing of cash in line with Concern’s procedures & policies.

·         Recording all transactions on an excel cashbook on a daily basis.

·         Filing all associated paperwork associated with such transactions.

·         Ensure floats are cleared promptly

·         Ensuring the cashbox is stored securely during cash hours.

·         Ensuring cash is available in various suitable denominations.

·         Conducting daily cash counts, reconciliation and reporting in case of any discrepancy

·         Preparation of weekly cash counts for each currency at week-end reconciling cash balances to cashbook balances – ensuring all codes are fully input.

b. Mpesa

·         Updating mpesa payments in the Mpesa book and Cashbook

Administration:

·         Receiving, printing, facilitating review and approvals, scanning and sending/emailing documents between field offices (Maikona, North Horr, Illeret & Moyale)

·         Assist in photocopying & scanning of administration and finance documents

·         Organizing staff and visitors’ accommodation in Marsabit and preparing payment requests for the same

·         Monitoring of office supplies to ensure adequate supply and proper usage including field ordering and updating the stock card

·         Warehouse/stores management including ensuring that the store /warehouse are kept clean and tidy

·         Monitoring electricity consumption and loading units

·         Responsible for office cleanliness and security by supervising the Office cleaner and Security Guards

Requirements

·         Professional certification ACCA/CPA level 2. A Diploma or Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or relevant field will be an added advantage.

·         At least one (1) years’ experience in a similar role

·         Knowledge of and competency in common finance/accounting and administration processes and procedures

·         Proficiency in the use of MS Office

·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and organization skills

·         Ability to operate office equipment e.g. printer, scanner, photocopier, shredder etc.

·         Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language is preferred.

·         A proactive self-starter and achiever

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and Cover Letter only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Administration Assistant – Marsabit’. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 30th September 2018.

Each application must include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

NGO Jobs in Kenya – CWS

Programs Project Manager


The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Duties

·         Assist Programs Management to design and roll-out cross-cutting policy and procedure updates, as needed.

·         Review departmental SOPs at least once annually to assist Programs Management to synchronize and standardize policies and procedures.

·         Leads cross-cutting process reviews affecting multiple Programs Departments.

·         Supports Programs Department strategic/annual plan processes, and communicates with all Programs Department stakeholders on progress toward planned benchmarks an achievements.

·         Reviews Programs external and internal reports at least once annually to assist Programs Management to implement reporting improvements.

·         Assists in the development of Programs Department budget.

·         Represents CWS/RSC Africa with USRAP partners, including PRM, USCIS, IOM, UNHCR, RPC and domestic Resettlement Agencies, as needed, on specific projects or topics.

·         Conducts research in support of RSC Africa Programs. Annual research objectives to be determined in coordination with Programs Management.

This position also undertakes other duties as assigned by CWS/RSC Africa Management, with key priorities and projects determined on an annual, quarterly, and monthly basis.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree required.

·         Master’s Degree preferred.

·         Eight (8) years’ work of paid work experience is required

·         Three (3) years of supervisory – managing staff, budgets, projects and/or leading teams is required

·         Demonstrated management experience with a refugee serving/processing agency(s) preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

·         Thorough knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the US Refugee Admissions Program and WRAPS database.

·         Detailed knowledge of case processing SOPs and the role of WRAPS in case processing.

·         Advanced computer knowledge, specifically with MS Access, MS Outlook, MS Excel and other statistical analysis programs.

·         Strong English communication skills, both oral and written.

·         Strong analytical skills and excellent report-generation skills with the ability to understand, process and document information for a variety of audiences.

·         Strong supervisory skills and understanding of performance management systems.

·         Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Abilities:

The Programs Project Manager must have the ability to:

·         work and make decisions independently and contribute to overall operations at management levels;

·         travel in sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and under sometimes difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program

·         communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

·         follow instructions with a positive and receptive attitude;

·         deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;

·         conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail.

·         carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;

·         work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa.

·         take initiative in the development and completion of projects within the specified timeframe;

·         maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;

·         manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

·         work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation.

·         effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources; and

·         actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

How to Apply:

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

Field Processing Supervisor

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

CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Duties

Compliance

·         Ensures all refugee case processing functions within the Field Processing Department strictly adhere to the DOS/BPRM, USCIS, RPC, CWS and RSC Africa policies, guidelines and procedures.

·         Ensures development, implementation, dissemination and monitoring of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for processing of refugees eligible for the US Refugee Admissions Program in sub-Saharan Africa and specifically ensures their designated SOP is up to date and adhered to.

·         Demonstrates ability to conduct field processing activities including pre-screening, AOR screening, visa interviews and adjudications functions.

·         Conducts job function observations of field processing staff to ensure compliance is met and identify any areas of improvement or training needs.

·         Identifies and assists with regular process reviews to compare requirements vs. current processing and outputs.

·         Travels to field locations to monitor processing, conduct performance evaluations and meet with partners and vendors.

·         Facilitates DNA testing for P3 applicants as needed.

Data Management and Analysis

·         Ensures RSC circuit rides are planned, revised and updated as needed until confirmed, and staff are prepared while ensuring all functions are completed in the most operationally responsible manner.

·         Closely monitor the movement of cases through the Pre-USCIS pipeline, ensuring cases are being processed and presented according to USRAP priorities.

·         Acts as the point person for staff inquiries relating to processing a case.

·         Develops reports and quality control checks that ensure accuracy and efficiency as well as their use.

·         Establishes effective communication systems regarding data and ensures reports are accurate and efficient.

·         Assists with annual plan and strategic planning goals as communicated by the Field Processing Coordinator.

Representation

·         Develops and maintains effective relationships with RSC implementing partners, including PRM, USCIS, IOM, UNHCR, RPC and domestic Resettlement Agencies.

·         Leads circuit rides and ensures all logistics are effective and are meeting the goals of the planned circuit ride.

·         Ensures partner communication from the department is professional, timely and proactive.

·         Represents organizational policies and culture to staff.

·         Ensures the workforce is professional when representing CWS/RSC Africa to refugees, partners, the funder and colleagues.

Performance Management

·         Provides direct supervision and leadership to Field Processing staff, including yearly performance evaluations, developing job descriptions, participating in hiring and coordinating leave.

·         Develops and implement training modules for Field Processing staff, in coordination with the Training unit, and ensure that staff receive cross training on different aspects of refugee processing, and that they are monitored and evaluated.

·         Trains Senior Caseworks and Caseworkers on their essential job duites.

·         Ensures that QCs are being conducted and feedback is being provided to staff and/or other departments.

·         Ensures coaching, mentoring, feedback and corrective action plans are being carried out where needed.

·         Ensures establishment of performance expectations and communication, on-boarding and training.

·         Develops performance management systems that support consistency in work outputs.

·         Evaluates and assesses training needs of Field Processing and takes the lead in organizing and providing trainings on a regular basis.

·         Monitors staff time and attendance.

Staff Care

·         Monitors and ensure a safe, healthy and professional work environment.

·         Ensures direct reports are accessing and using their benefits appropriately including leave.

·         Actively support staff by promoting safe space, open-door and the escalation policy.

·         Establish and communicate clear expectations to staff to foster a predictable and consistent work environment.

·         Ensures staff are safe in the field by coordinating with the RSC Staff Security Coordinator and disseminating information related to safety to staff in the field.

Program Administration

·         Ensures the deployment of Field Processing staff and resources to ensure timely flow of cases, in coordination with Programs Management.

This position also undertakes other duties as assigned by CWS/RSC Africa Management.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree required.

·         Five (5) years of paid work experience is required.

·         One (1) year supervisory experience is required.

·         Five (5) years USRAP experience is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

·         Thorough knowledge of the US Refugee Admissions Program and WRAPS database.

·         Strong verbal and written English language skills.

·         Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.

·         Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·         Meticulous attention to detail.

Abilities:

The Field Team Supervisor must have the ability to:

·         supervise field staff to ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures;

·         travel as needed in sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and often under difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program;

·         pass a job knowledge assessment in order to be confirmed at the end of probation;

·         maintain a job knowledge assessment score of 80% or higher, demonstrated through semi-annual assessments;

·         accurately type 40 WPM at 96% accuracy;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail, completing tasks within set timeframes;

·         communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

·         follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;

·         exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;

·         deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;

·         conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;

·         carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;

·         work independently and contribute to overall operations of CWS RSC Africa;

·         take initiative in the development and completion of multiple projects at the same time;

·         lead others and address issues as they arise;

·         maintain strict confidentiality with CWS RSC Africa administrative and operational information;

·         manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

·         analyse and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;

·         work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation

·         effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;

·         manage leave forms, cash advances and report expenses accurately;

·         actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in Africa;

·         be flexible with changing of daily duties as needed.

How to Apply:

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

Child Protection Specialist

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

Duties

·         Provides training on interviewing, completion of the minor questionnaire, and analysis of the BID.

·         Drafts SOPs on minor processing and monitor implementation of SOPs.

·         Monitors weekly minor reports to identify urgent cases and to move cases more quickly through the pipeline.

·         Liaises with UNHCR, PRM, CIS, RPC and RAs on issues related to minors.

·         Determines, in conjunction with other partners, the best resettlement options for all minors other than M1 and M5. When necessary, counsels minors (and their non-parent guardians) about the various resettlement options available, the realities of life in the US, and benefits of the refugee foster care program, etc.

·         Serves as focal point and provides technical expertise for field team staff during circuit rides.

·         When the child is at immediate risk, coordinates with other partners to ensure appropriate action is taken.

·         Drafts regular reports and analysis and submits quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Qualifications

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

·         Master’s degree preferred.

·         Five (5) years of paid work experience is required.

·         Two (2) years of related experience in child protection in refugee contexts is required.

·         Overseas experience in a developing country is preferred.

·         Second language an advantage; Somali, French, Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili or Arabic preferred.

·         Experience with overseas processing or US Refugee Resettlement preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

·         Through knowledge of the US Refugee Admissions Program and WRAPS database.

·         Strong verbal and written English language skills.

·         Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.

·         Strong organizational and time management skills.

·         High level of professionalism especially with partners.

·         Meticulous attention to detail.

Abilities:

The Child Protection Specialist must have the ability to:

·         work as part of team in a multi-cultural environment;

·         take initiative in formulating procedures and training plans to improve operations;

·         ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures;

·         deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;

·         travel extensively throughout the regions, sometimes on short notice and under difficult conditions;

·         travel in sub-Sahara Africa on short notice and under difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;

·         communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

·         follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;

·         exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;

·         conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;

·         carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;

·         work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;

·         take initiative in the development and completion of projects;

·         lead others and address issues as they arise;

·         maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;

·         manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

·         analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;

·         work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;

·         effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;

·         actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

How to Apply:

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

Senior Caseworker

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

CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Qualifications

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

·         Two (2) years of paid work experience is required.

·         Casework or previous resettlement experience is preferred.

·         Prior USRAP Field Processing experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

·         Second language an advantage; French, Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, Kinyarwanda or Arabic preferred.

·         Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

·         Strong organizational and time management skills.

·         Strong verbal and written English language skills.

Abilities:

The Senior Caseworker must have the ability to:

·         travel extensively throughout the regions, sometimes on short notice and under difficult conditions;

·         accurately type 40 word per minute at 96% accuracy;

·         pass the regularly administered job knowledge assessments at 80% or higher;

·         communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;.

·         follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;

·         deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;

·         conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;

·         carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;

·         work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;

·         take initiative in the development and completion of projects;

·         lead others and address issues as they arise;

·         maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;

·         manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

·         analyze and solve complex problems;

·         work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;

·         effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;

·         actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in Africa

How to Apply:

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

Resettlement Officer

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

CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Duties

·         Conducts resettlement interviews with identified cases in line with UNHCR Resettlement Guidelines and country-specific Standard Operating Procedures.

·         Makes assessments and contributes towards identifying resettlement cases, including conducting profiling, case identification, verification, and complete the UNHCR Resettlement Registration Form (RRFs) for the identified cases in accordance with the relevant standards and requirements.

·         Travels on deployments to UNHCR locations, often on short notice.

·         Completes and updates all case files and database records as per UNHCR guidelines.

·         Submits regular reports to ARDU Manager in line with deployment goals and objectives.

·         Maintains current knowledge of refugee situations and population served in sub-Saharan Africa.

·         Actively participates as a member of the UNHCR team; and complies with UNHCR’s security requirements.

·         In field, undertakes additional related duties as agreed upon by the ARDU Manager, UNHCR Supervisor and deployee.

·         In field, (if US passport holder) conducts AOR interviews and collects DNA as agreed upon by the ARDU Manager, Field Processing Coordinator.

·         Contributes to the development of deployment training topics, procedures and implementation.

·         Undertakes additional assigned duties to support ARDU, including administrative tasks not limited to: data entry, data analysis and research.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work) or four years of paid work experience is required.

·         Master’s Degree in a related field of study preferred (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work).

·         Two (2) years’ of paid work experience is required.

·         Six (6) months related experience is required, including in a developing country in a relevant work area (e.g. assisting refugees in a resettlement context, casework, preparing refugee resettlement referrals, etc.).

Knowledge/Skills:

·         Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR/USRAP and resettlement processes.

·         Knowledge of international legal framework governing refugees, human rights/human rights law preferred.

·         Written and spoken fluency in English; secondary language skills, such as French, Arabic and other African regional languages (other than Kiswahili) required.

·         Excellent interviewing and counseling skills.

·         Excellent drafting, writing and analytical skills.

·         Previous assessment/monitoring and evaluations skills preferred.

·         Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

·         Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office.

·         Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·         Work experience with UNHCR or any other deployment scheme.

Abilities:

The Resettlement Officer must have the ability to:

·         work effectively with partners and teams;

·         remain collegial and flexible, including managing heavy workload under pressure;

·         travel in sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and sometimes under difficult conditions, including refugee camps;

·         work under deadline

·         communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

·         follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;

·         deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;

·         conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;

·         maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;

·         carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;

·         work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;

·         take initiative in the development and completion of projects;

·         lead others and address issues as they arise;

·         maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;

·         manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

·         analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;

·         work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;

·         effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;

·         actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

How to Apply:

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

6 Field Officers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)


Field Officers – Data Experiment Kenya Project

6 Positions

Reporting To: Associate Field Manager / Senior Field Officer

Start Date: 15th October 2018

Location: Nairobi

Duration: 2 Months

Deadline to Apply: 23rd September 2018

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only.

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

About the Project: This study aims to understand the role of the internet on people’s financial and economic lives in particular, how it affects their access to jobs and skills, their access to informal and formal credit, interactions with their social networks and the networks themselves, their political and social attitudes (for example, with respect to gender).

About the Position: The Field Officer, under the supervision of the Associate Field Manager and Senior Field Officer, will be primarily responsible for survey administration as per the set targets. The Field Officers will also be involved in undertaking phone surveys when necessary, as well as will be expected to assist with office tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Conducting phone call surveys to collect data for the Data Experiment Kenya Project

·         Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data

·         Data entry tasks as assigned by the Senior Field Officer

·         Helping to have materials organized in readiness for data collection

·         Ensuring high data quality (low error rates)

·         Proper use and maintenance of project equipment

·         Prompt arrival at work and completion of scheduled activities each day

·         Successfully working in a team and avoiding/minimizing conflicts with the rest of the team members

·         Participating in staff trainings and making efforts to improve one’s capacity

·         Other tasks as assigned by supervisors

·         Positive, hard-work attitude, with the aim of individually and helping the team complete the work

Qualifications and Experience:

Required:

·         Diploma/Degree

·         Excellent oral and written communication in both English and Kiswahili

·         Excellent management and organizational skills;

·         Should be willing to work under pressure

·         Ability to comfortably work in a team

·         Experience in data collection through CAI

·         Honest, diligent and self-driven individual

·         Experience with phone call surveys

Preferred:

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Experience working with phone call surveys;

·         Experience in data collection and survey administration, preferably using CAI (SurveyCTO)

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer- Data Experiment Kenya Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Recruitment by Seven Seas Technologies, Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Accountant


The ideal candidate will have substantial exposure to monthly closing processes, forecasting and budgeting, and customer billing. They will be organized and approach each issue with an analytical mindset.

Responsibilities

·         Ensure business transactions are reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

·         Work closely with team members to assist with the month-end close

·         Assist with the annual audit process including the draft of the financial statements and related notes

·         Research and analyze expense variances for company management

Qualifications

·         3+ years’ of professional accounting experience

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or equivalent experience

·         CPA preferred

Receptionist

The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented team player who will be the first point of contact for visitors at the office, greeting them in a polite and well-spoken manner. You will also be assigned duties as required (i.e. organization of inbound and outbound mail, administrative work, and general clerical support).

Responsibilities

·         Answer and direct phone calls

·         Distribute mail

·         Act as first point of contact for visitors

Qualifications

·         High school diploma or relevant work experience

·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude

·         Excellent communication skills

·         2 -3 years’ experience in a similar role

How to Apply

Send detailed CV to talent@sevenseastech.com indicate the job title on the email subject.

NB: Indicate your current salary on the CV

Jobs and Vacancies in a Kenyan Agro-Chemical Company

Assistant Manager (Materials)


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

Reporting to Purchase and supplies Manager

Roles

Key Result Areas (KRAs):

·         In-charge of main stores and warehouses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Produce daily and monthly stock reports to users and management

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

Qualifications

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

·         Postgraduate diploma in purchasing and supplies or its equivalent.

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

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

·         Possess good knowledge of public procurement laws and regulations.

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

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

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

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

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

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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

Company Secretary

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

Reporting to Board of Directors/ Resident Director & Chief Executive

Roles

Key Result Areas (KRAs):

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

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

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

·         Reviewing contracts and leases drawn by third parties

·         Advising and ensuring compliance with legal and statutory requirements.

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

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

Specifications:

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

·         Be a Certified Secretary of Kenya (CSK).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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

Works Manager

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

Reporting to Resident Director & Chief Executive.

Roles

Key Result Areas:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Credit Reference Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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

How to Apply

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

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

Resident Director & Chief Executive

Agro-Chemical & Food Company Limited

P.O. Box 18-40107

MUHORONI-KENYA

ACFC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Westminster Foundation

Finance Assistant 


Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a public body sponsored by the UK Government responsible for supporting the establishment of effective multi-party democracy in developing countries. Since 1992, we provide training, technical support and enable the exchange of knowledge between the institutions of the UK and those of partner countries. WFD works in partnership with UK political parties and parliamentary, electoral and civil society institutions. We are implementing programmes in over 30 countries, through a global network of over 26 local offices.

WFD Kenya implements programmes that: 

·         strengthen the capacity of the Senate, County Assemblies and other Oversight Institutions to effectively hold the executives accountable for service delivery.

·         promote best practice among County Assemblies as functional and effective legislatures that support the implementation of devolution in Kenya

·         engage civil society actors for greater participation of women, youth and persons with disability in governance processes

Main Purpose of the Role

The position will be responsible for supporting all the primary financial and accounting transactions in the Kenya office and ensure financial transactions and records are undertaken and maintained in accordance with internal and external financial requirements and in compliance with the laws applicable in Kenya.

The post holder will need to be fluent in English, an excellent communicator, organised and efficient, have great attention to detail and establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the programme team and with internal and external stakeholders with exceptional financial and administrative experience and skills.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience

·          First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline for e.g. business studies, finance, office administration, project administration or accountancy CPA, ACCA.

·         Experience of, and excellent abilities in, financial administration including management of cash flows, balance sheets, sizeable budgets (planning, monitoring and reporting), and experience of using accounting packages

·         At least one years’ experience in a similar role, in a similar type of organisation (preferably working on projects funded by the British government or other major donors)

·         High levels of proficiency in Excel and experience of using accounting packages e.g. SAGE

·         Excellent levels of spoken and written English and local languages

This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a completed application form to recruitment@wfd.org by 23:59 (GMT) 20th September 2018 to be considered for this role.

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Programme Coordinator 

 Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a public body sponsored by the UK Government responsible for supporting the establishment of effective multi-party democracy in developing countries. Since 1992, we provide training, technical support and enable the exchange of knowledge between the institutions of the UK and those of partner countries. WFD works in partnership with UK political parties and parliamentary, electoral and civil society institutions. We are implementing programmes in over 30 countries, through a global network of over 26 local offices.

Job Description

Fixed term contract of service Until September 2019 Salary: £26,400 gross per annum

The programme is funded through the DAI Deepening Democracy Programme and will focus on the following:

·         improving the ability of parliamentary oversight committees to carry out effective oversight and scrutiny of public finances, aimed at supporting accountable service delivery by both national and county governments. addressing organizational capacity gaps facing parliamentary oversight committees, which hinder their ability to carry out practical oversight of public finances managed by the government Main Purpose of the Role The role will be responsible for leading, driving and coordinating the day to day delivery of programme activities and managing administrative and logistical requirement in planning, budgeting, implementation and, reporting of the programme.

·         The coordinator will be preparing and disseminating project documentation, lead in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports,

·         monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, distilling leering and best practices and communicating programme successes and successful case studies through WFDs reporting and information sharing mechanisms.

·         One of the Programme Coordinator’s key tasks will be to realise the successful implementation of the activities of the programme. The Programme Coordinator will work closely with responsible officials of the beneficiaries of the project, including: The Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee; The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee and the Office of the Auditor General.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience

·          First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline such as social sciences. A master’s degree in development or a related field is an added advantage.

·         A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the field or in a related area, broad familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in Democracy Assistance

·         Proven experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for development programmes. Experience with MEL in the democracy support sector would be an asset

·         Possess a certain degree of creativity, innovation and latitude including a good understanding and knowledge of the Kenyan democratic and political environment and its interplay with devolution

·         Critical thinking, problem solving, organization, attention to detail, leadership, clear spoken and written communication, active listening, and can perform a variety of tasks

·         Good command of written and spoken English essential

This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a completed application form to recruitment@wfd.org by 23:59 (GMT) 20th September 2018 to be considered for this role.

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified

Vacancies in Procter & Gamble, Nairobi, Kenya (Even Internships)

Information Technology Internship 


Description

Do you want to belong to one of the most advanced global IT and Shared Services organizations in the world, transforming every single day the way business is done through technology and innovation? Do you have passion for technology and desire to learn and grow continuously? A career in IT with us will build your ownership and influencing skills, and provide you a breadth of experiences across multiple businesses.

Roles

Information Technology (IT) uses information and business knowledge to craft innovative solutions that change the way P&G runs business.

·         Be accountable to deliver the assigned project with the associate measurable business value

·         Work autonomously, handling your own time effectively in collaboration with others

·         Actively search for improved ways to run business processes and/or applications

·         Build collaborative relationships with the various teams you interact with, understanding and communicating effectively with internal and external business partners

·         Proactively communicate the status of the project, activities and help to remove roadblocks.

·         Build your own skills and knowledge through the job experience, coaching & training.

·         You will be supported by a coach day to day and have access to experienced IT colleagues for mentoring.

·         Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities

·         Continuous coaching & mentoring– you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager

·         Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core; we value every individual and encourage initiatives promoting agility and work/life balance

·         Paid Learning Experience: We treat you like a real full time employee, not only in terms of the responsibility you take on, but also by providing you with a competitive monthly stipend.

To find out more about IT at P&G in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHUY7AHOsOA).

This is a paid internship opportunity.

Successful interns will be eligible for full-time placement upon successful completion of internship programme.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our mission of Diversity and Inclusion is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak”.

Qualifications

What we’re Looking for:

·         A candidate currently enrolled in, or recently completed, Bachelor’s or Master’s program with one of the following majors: Computer Science, Information Technology or any relevant major

·         Strong IT Mastery

·         An individual with a drive and passion to transform how the business runs, using technology

·         Would like to work autonomously and prove your leadership and innovating spirit

·         Capability to develop mastery in one or more of the IT Disciplines – Application & Integration, Infrastructure, Data & Analytics, IT Security & Risk with evidence of strong technical expertise

·         Excellent collaboration skills and working comfortably across teams

·         Fluency in English

How to Apply

Consumer Market Research Manager  

Description

Are you an intellectually curious individual who is passionate about uncovering human needs and desires?

If so, then a role in the Consumer and Market Knowledge (CMK) organization is for you!
In CMK, we directly influence business strategy, product design, pricing, media investments and much more. We use our boundless curiosity to discover what consumers want, why they want it & how we can we influence them through immersive exploration, in-depth analysis and good research.
We answer questions like: What should our brands stand for? Who are our target shoppers and how do we best reach them? How can we invent exciting in-store & on-line shopper experiences?

Roles

·         You will act as an internal, active and influential business strategy consultant, whose role it is to ensure that consumer and shopper insights are the foundations of our business strategy and execution.

·         You will be part of a multi-functional business team, working closely with Brand Management, Finance, Sales, Research & Development and others, constantly exploring new opportunities for business growth.

·         Your key to success will be your ability to build on and combine soft skills with analytical skills, and use integrative thinking to convey research findings to drive actions with your key business partners.

·         We believe people are endlessly fascinating and there’s always something new to discover. One day you could be exploring human decision-making & how the brain works and another deep-diving into big data sets to spot patterns and create learnings to shape P&G business strategies.

·         You will be growing your skills day-in, day-out, by connecting with internal & external experts to explore new ways to learn and by exchanging your findings with the CMK family.

So, here’s your opportunity: join CMK and help us anticipate what consumers want and find out what they need.

·         You will have business responsibilities from Day 1 – You will start of working on key brands from the beginning. Over time, as you expand your impact on the business, your responsibility and ownership will quickly grow.

·         You’ll be recognized state of the art Marketing Research skills – We will constantly help you improve your knowledge and management abilities.

·         You will receive continuous coaching & mentorship– We are passionate about our work. We will make sure you receive both formal training and as regular mentorship from your manager and others.

·         You will work in a dynamic and respectful work environment – We live our Purpose, Values, and Principles daily. We value every individual and encourage initiatives promoting agility and work/life balance.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience (Preferred)

·         Strong analytical skills using multiple data sources

·         Team orientation, “can-do “attitude and ability to deliver breakthrough results

·         Creativity, innovation, follow-through, communication, and priority-setting

·         Data Analytics, Social studies or anthropological /psychology background a plus (optional)

·         Ability to play a key role and influence across levels and functions

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our mission of Diversity and Inclusion is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak”.

For over 180 years, Procter & Gamble has created some of the world’s most successful brands, including Pampers®, Ariel®, Tide®, Pantene®, and Gillette®. We believe in serving the consumer and ensuring our organization, talent and brand building reflects the diversity and needs of the approximate 5 billion people around the world we serve through our brands. We value leadership as well as mastery and offer fulfilling career opportunities that make us an unbeatable force in our industry

How to Apply

NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

Position: Violence Reduction and Institutional Reform Technical Advisor

Location: Nairobi County

This position is contingent upon receipt of funding and donor approval.

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in 2008 to address the societal wounds following the 2007 post-election violence.

Since that time, Mercy Corps has built a robust and diverse portfolio in Kenya that is working to address structural causes of poverty and injustice and to strengthen systems that enable men, women and children to access opportunities, participate in and contribute to peaceful democratic processes, and thrive in the face of ecological and social change.

To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills, opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the development of their communities.

We work closely with the private sector, civil society and governance structures at local and national levels to facilitate change and ensure that opportunities are inclusive of all Kenyans.

Mercy Corps seeks to implement a 5-year, 20 million GBP program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) entitled Reducing Insecurity (and Violent Extremism) in the Northern and Coastal Regions of Kenya (RE-INVENT). RE-INVENT aims to enhance Kenyan capacity and capability at the national, county and local levels to address five types of inter-related violence: inter-communal conflict, weak community-police relations, violence against women and girls (VAWG), violent extremism and election related violence.

It will support the continued advancement of police reforms to improve the management, oversight and accountability of the police force.

General Position Summary: The Violence Reduction and Institutional Reform Technical Advisor will provide overall leadership and technical guidance to the program on violence reduction strategies cutting across the five types of violence mentioned above.

S/he will engage with stakeholders at the national, county and community level to design and implement reforms aimed at strengthening community security, building relationships between police and communities, and tackling the root causes of violence and conflict in Kenya.

The Technical Advisor will be a key member of the program management team, and will work with senior management to ensure that community-level interventions, government policies, and research are delivered in a complementary and mutually-reinforcing way to achieve maximum impact.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategy and Vision

·         Provide strategic direction and vision to guide the program implementation strategy and technical approach in order to address the five inter-related forms of violence. mentioned above.

·         Gather/analyze data and complete assessments to determine program needs and priorities in order to achieve the program’s intended outcomes.

·         Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives and contribute to the overall program strategy development.

·         Support the development of a partner engagement strategy by identifying key technical approaches and activities to be implemented by partner organizations at the community level.

·         Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.

Program Quality

·         Participate as an active, integrated member of the team providing technical support to the overall program across all intervention areas and sectors.

·         Support effective violence reduction programming interventions, using integrated approaches and applying systems thinking to address root causes of violence in Kenyan communities.

·         Help maintain standards of program delivery that apply agency priorities and comply with relevant regulations and requirements.

·         Help the team gather, refine, and disseminate tools such as training presentations and manuals, teaching notes, best practices and lessons learned, program examples, and monitoring and evaluation tools.

·         Support program staff and partners to understand and implement best practices for peacebuilding/conflict mitigation programming and to incorporate best practices throughout the program cycle.

Influence & Representation

·         Engage with national, county and community stakeholders to advance policy reforms related to police reform, intercommunal violence reduction, violence against women and girls, violent extremism and election related violence.

Training and Capacity Building

·         Enhance the project teams’ capacity by designing and leading technical training sessions for project team staff and local partners and providing ongoing coaching and mentoring.

·         Work with regional focal points and partner staff to identify key county and community stakeholders and build their capacity to address local conflict issues.

·         Promote learning and knowledge management through documentation and knowledge sharing around best practices and lessons learned.

·         Lead conflict sensitivity training for program staff and local partners and continuously review the program activities to ensure application of do no harm approaches.

·         Promote active learning and adaptive management, and contribute to agency-level networks and working groups, through documentation and knowledge sharing around best practices and lessons learned in violence reduction programming.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility: Regional Coordinators in Turkana, Wajir and Mombasa counties

Accountability

Reports Directly to: Mercy Corps’ Country Director

Works Directly with: Chief of Party, MEL Manager, Finance and Sub-grants Manager, local and national government officials, local civil society organizations, implementing partners and communities.

Knowledge and Experience

·         Master’s degree in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution or related discipline.

·         Extensive experience working on conflict mitigation and resolution, violence reduction and prevention programs, countering violent extremism, police reform, elections violence programming, both at the community level and the policy level etc.

·         Demonstrated strong theoretical and applied knowledge in the above-mentioned fields.

·         Demonstrated effectiveness designing technical approaches in the fields of conflict mitigation and violence reduction.

·         Experience coaching and working with a diverse team of staff, consortium partners and local implementing partners, building skills and capacity to deliver on complex programming results.

·         Solutions-oriented individual, with strong strategic thinking capabilities.

·         Experience with policy engagement and influencing in fields related to violence reduction and conflict mitigation, with a range of stakeholders including public institutions, county government, and local government.

·         Experience working with a diverse range of community members to discuss sensitive and delicate topics in a conflict-sensitive manner.

·         Excellent writing and reporting skills.

·         Excellent verbal and inter-personal communications skills.

·         Demonstrated sensitivity, skill, and experience working within different cultural settings and navigating public affairs and communications on sensitive issues.

Success Factors: The successful candidate will have strong technical skills in the area of violence reduction, and demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge to the development of programmatic strategies and interventions, using integrated approaches and applying systems thinking.

S/he will demonstrate strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and be committed to the values and mission of Mercy Corps. S/he will take initiative and contribute to team efforts, as well as demonstrate an ability to communicate, assume leadership, and make solid decisions while working remotely from country leadership.

Position: Youth Officer

Location: Turkana County

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives:

1) Peace and Conflict Management;

2) Livelihood/Market Systems;

3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and

4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents).

The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands. Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.

Under the Omo Delta Project – Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation, Mercy Corps in collaboration with five other partners: VSF G – lead agency, VITA (RTI) Ltd, EPaRDA, CIFA and TUPADO seeks to address the drivers of instability, irregular migration and displacement so as to expand and maximize opportunities for communities living in the rangelands along the Kenya – Ethiopia border by increasing wealth of young people in particular and especially young women; accelerating national and cross-border trade and collaboration; and increasing stability to promote growth and project gains.

General Position Summary: The Youth Officer will support the development and delivery of a comprehensive youth internship, mentorship, apprenticeship and career counseling programs under the leadership of the Program Manager.

S/he will develop relationships with potential employers, screen and orient youth and employers to ensure successful matches and provide oversight of activities and communication related to all career development activities.

The Youth Officer will also support in the design and implementation of interventions that assist youth to access opportunities and platforms for internships, apprenticeships, job search activities including labour market and career information.

In addition, s/he will lead in the implementation of strategies and activities that promote youth engagement, particularly focusing on youth and women, and marginalized populations in order to access relevant employability trainings, markets, finances, jobs and other employment services.

Essential Job Functions:

Program Implementation:

·         Provide career counseling, assessment, administration and interpretation, building the capacity of implementing partners to deliver the career development support services;

·         Coordinate the internship and apprenticeship programs including the initial assessment, placement and monitoring and oversight of youth internships, apprenticeship, career, and labour market information needs.

·         Develop and facilitate trainings on internship programs, skills development programs for informal sector productivity, and other ways of skills building for poor and vulnerable youth working closely with country offices;

·         Coordinate with Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions and other service providers under Omo delta project to promote youth friendly trainings and assess opportunities for linkages.

·         Support in management and development of relationships with private sector for provision of internship, apprenticeship and career counseling and youth mentorship providers and agencies.

·         Promote coalition building and relationships to influence youth development and education policies, sectoral policies/strategies/programs, and promote workforce development and ecosystem approach to inclusive youth employment and economic productivity in Southern African countries;

·         Assess business opportunities for granting and mentorship.

·         Help to coordinate and participate in various events, activities and fairs on topics related to internships, apprenticeships, job placement as well as career counseling for youth

Collaboration and Networking

·         Maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and county leaders and local government departments as directed by the line manager;

·         Coordinate with counterpart agencies and organizations, especially EU-funded agencies, involved in markets systems and workforce development.

·         Identify opportunities for social innovation and enterprise that could be launched through catalytic investments from public and private sector initiatives;

·         Support events, exhibits, workshops that bring private and public sector entities together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and innovation and to examine private sector approaches to household and community challenges that can be incubated through public sector incentives;

Monitoring and Evaluation:

·         Gather and document natural resource management and market program activities.

·         Comply with M&E systems that will be established to measure program impact and desired results. Ensure data is collected and monitoring occurs regularly.

·         Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.

·         Submit timely reports as requested by the Program Manager.

·         Support external evaluations and assessments.

Coordination and Representation:

·         Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to the program.

·         Support Omo Delta Project activities with consortium partners, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

Program Support Operations:

·         Ensure close communication with field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.

·         Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Accountability

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Reports Directly To: Program Manager

Works Directly With: Program Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Market Systems Officer, GIRL Officer and REAP Officer

Knowledge and Experience:

·         A Bachelors Degree in degree in Social Work/Community Development preferably with specialization in economic policy management, labor dynamics and workforce or other related discipline.

·         A minimum of three (3) years professional experience in implementation of poverty reduction, workforce development and social inclusion operations.

·         Good knowledge and experience in socio-economic development policy, labour market issues, workforce productivity and gender equality, preferably in the design, development and implementation of projects/ programs.

·         Local dialects spoken in Northern Kenya are also a plus.

·         Ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and support people towards achieving their goals.

·         Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of partners.

·         Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.

·         Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously.

·         Willingness to spend significant time in the field and work closely with program target groups and consortium members.

·         Good knowledge of MS Office software such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Access.

·         Experience of working with budgets.

·         Experience of monitoring and evaluating community projects.

Success Factors:

·         A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.

·         Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.

·         Excellent analytical and information management skills.

·         Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.

·         Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.

·         Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

·         Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.

·         Willingness and ability to live comfortably in Turkana and travel throughout the County.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before 17th September, 2018.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

Credit Assistant Job in Kenya

Administration Assistant Job in Kenya

Finance & Administration Assistant


Duma Works is recruiting a Finance and Administration Assistant for one of our clients.

Our client offers Architectural services and their objective is to deliver pleasant buildings that meets their clients requirements.

Job Purpose:

Supporting the finance department, and management team by completing routine clerical and accounting


tasks. Preparing budgets, maintaining reports, and completing basic bookkeeping and accounting duties for the company.

Responsibilities

·         Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable

·         Completing purchase orders

·         Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the team

·         Assisting with budgets

·         Completing bank reconciliations

·         Entering financial information into appropriate software programs

·         Managing company ledgers

·         Processing business expenses

·         Verifying balances in account books and rectifying discrepancies

·         Verifying bank deposits

·         Managing day-to-day transactions

·         Recording office expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget

·         Posting daily receipts

·         Preparing annual budgets

·         Reporting on debtors and creditors

·         Handling accruals and prepayments

·         Managing monthly budgeting tasks

·         Encoding accounting entries for data processing

·         Sorting financial documents and posting them to the proper accounts

·         Reviewing computer reports for accuracy and meticulously tracing errors back to
their source

·         Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods

Requirements

·         Data Entry

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 

·         Payroll Experience

·         Experience in Balance Sheet Account Preparation 

·         Competent IT Skill

·         Strong Bookkeeping Skills

·         Knowledge of Business Math

·         Understanding of Budgetary Principles

·         Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills

·         Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or Related Field or Equivalent Work Experience

 How to Apply

To apply online click here or send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “3487”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3487 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 05 October 2018

N.B.

* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with you application.