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Kenya: Country Finance / Partner Coordinator (national position) based in Nairobi

Organization: Malteser
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation. Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in the following areas: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction.

In conjunction with various donors, sectors, partners, other stakeholders, and the MoH, Malteser International implements several own and partner implemented projects in Kenya. Currently, the main projects are trans-border support of food security and resilience of marginalized semi nomads in drought areas of north Kenya and south Ethiopia, climate change adaptation in the area of access to drinking water for semi-nomadic pastoralists by resource conservation through combating desertification in semi-arid Northern Kenya, innovative approach to improved management of non-communicable diseases in the informal settlements of Nairobi, a multi-stakeholder partnership for neglected, specialized health professions in Kenya, a tuberculosis project in Nairobi County, and various smaller foundation funded projects. The goal is to ensure management of all programme finance related activities, self-implemented and partner related administrative and financial monitoring, all aligned with Malteser International administrative guidelines, donor guidelines, and linked to the overall Kenya Country Strategy in close cooperation and collaboration with the Country Representative, Health Coordinator and respective Project Managers.

Malteser International is looking for a motivated

Country Finance / Partner Coordinator (national) based in Nairobi

Reporting to

Country Representative Kenya

Main purpose of the role:

The Finance and Partner Coordinator Kenya is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the various self-implemented and partner-implemented projects and activities, including managing budget controls, financial reports internal and external, liaison, frequent monitoring visits, due diligence, accountability, providing workshops for partner development, etc.

Responsibilities:

Ø Responsible for financial monitoring and reporting of self-implemented projects within Kenya

Ø Preparation, compilation, and conduction of annual organizational audit in Kenya, including analysis

Ø Control of cash requests from Kenya locations and partners

Ø Ensuring all necessary budget controls are prepared and conducting an analysis and projection for decision making of the programme teams

Ø Support local partner organizations in financial planning and designing of project activities, including preparation of budget and support for work plans in proposals

Ø Ensure financial partner frameworks are according to donor standards and making adjustments in cooperation accordingly

Ø Ensure effective and timely financial reporting of projects and partner projects according to set targets/ indicators and promote quality assurance according to Malteser International and donor policies and standards

Ø Establish and maintain mechanisms/ tools/ systems in cooperation with local partner organizations for close financial monitoring and evaluation of activities, their quality and financial impact

Ø Supervise the administration, finance and logistic of the partner organizations to ensure appropriate record keeping and adherence to Malteser International and donor administrative, finance and procurement procedures and guidelines, in close coordination with HQ program and administrative units.

Ø Develop the financial and administrative capacity of local partner organizations through regular (quarterly) review and feedback to ensure they can fulfil the required procedures and guidelines, as well as for effective project implementation

Ø Manage a small accountant / administrative team

Ø Any other duty relevant to Malteser International and partner projects as assigned and required by CC / HQ.

Qualifications:

Ø Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance and qualified accountant (ACCA, CPA (K) or equivalent). Master’s degree a strong added advantage

Ø Min. 5 years managerial experience in accounting or finance area of non-profit organization or an international commercial organization and excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures

Ø At least 5 years hands-on project experience in NGO sector, management, and coordination of partners

Ø Track record of managing contracts, grants and financial reporting and controlling

Ø Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other forms of quantitative analyses

Ø Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadlines while meeting work demands

Ø Possesses initiative and is able to work with minimum supervision

Ø Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc. and experience in using financial accounting software

Ø Excellent English oral and written language skills

Personal Qualities:

Ø Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities under minimal supervision

Ø Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle

Ø Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required

Ø Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

Conditions:

Ø Starting date: as soon as 10/2018

Ø Duty Station: Nairobi

Ø Duration of contract (after probation): annual (renewal possible)

Ø Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package

Ø Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

Please note, these positions are subject to final approval by the donor. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Malteser International

D-50825 Cologne / Germany / www.malteser-international.org

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2PDQH73

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until September 17th, 2018.

PS: WE DO NOT CHARGE APPLICANTS ANY FEE AT ANY POINT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Kenya: Early Postdoctoral Immunologist, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Sep 2018

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.

We are now seeking to appoint a biomedical postdoctoral researcher to work in the biosciences department in this position which is supported by “Making a Difference Project” funding under the Tackling Infection to Benefit Africa (TIBA) network aims to identify malaria parasite proteins that are targets for immunity using monoclonal antibodies as probing tool and to assess the suitability of the identified proteins for inclusion in a malaria vaccine. The candidate will work with head of Training Department are the Principal Investigators of the project.

Description:

REPORTS TO:

  • Principal investigator.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate monoclonal antibodies from people have been identified as being immune to malaria parasites
  • Run various functional invitro assays using the monoclonal antibodies to identify their cognate malaria parasite protein targets.
  • Support in the supervision and mentoring of students and research assistants work in the TIBA-MAD project.
  • Support the PIs in coordinating the TIBA-MAD project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral research degree in biomedical science or other relevant subjects.
  • Proven record of laboratory- based research including running immunological assays and molecular biology techniques
  • Working experience in data analysis and use of statistical analysis software such as R
  • Experience in monoclonal antibody generation and malaria immunology assays will be an added advantage.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Keen interest in research
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team working skills with the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please click on the link below:

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/early-post-doctoral-immunologist

Kenya: Accountant Partner Projects (national position) based in Nairobi

Organization: Malteser
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation. Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in the following areas: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction.

In conjunction with various donors, sectors, partners, other stakeholders, and the MoH, Malteser International implements several own and partner implemented projects in Kenya. Currently, the main projects are trans-border support of food security and resilience of marginalized semi nomads in drought areas of north Kenya and south Ethiopia, climate change adaptation in the area of access to drinking water for semi-nomadic pastoralists by resource conservation through combating desertification in semi-arid Northern Kenya, innovative approach to improved management of non-communicable diseases in the informal settlements of Nairobi, a multi-stakeholder partnership for neglected, specialized health professions in Kenya, a tuberculosis project in Nairobi County, and various smaller foundation funded projects. The goal is to ensure management of all programme finance related activities, self-implemented and partner related administrative and financial monitoring, all aligned with Malteser International administrative guidelines, donor guidelines, and linked to the overall Kenya Country Strategy in close cooperation and collaboration with the Country Representative, Health Coordinator and respective Project Managers.

Malteser International is looking for a motivated

Accountant Partner Projects (national) based in Nairobi

Reporting to

Country Finance and Partner Coordinator

Main purpose of the role:

The position involves financially monitoring and capacity building of partner implemented projects in urban settings, application of financial and accounting principles to analyse financial information and preparing financial reports, preparing statements and projections, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures to ensure compliance of project expenditures with the financial regulations of Malteser International and donors.

Responsibilities:

Ø Correspondence concerning financial and administrative matters for the respective partner projects.

Ø Control of cash books from partner implemented projects in Kenya according to donor and Malteser standards.

Ø Ensuring reports are sent on time, complete and in good order

Ø Preparation of budget controls for Malteser partner projects (according to donor and Malteser budgets and grant contracts) and giving regular feedback of the same to the projects and partners.

Ø Independent preparation of financial reports, particularly donor reports with subsequent authorization by management.

Ø Reconciliation and control of partner staff lists, inventory lists, vehicle monthly reports, stock reports, etc. in accordance with the budgets from the projects.

Ø Regular sorting of vouchers according to donor reports.

Ø Monitoring of cash requests from partners and assisting in the preparation of the annual projects / location budgets.

Ø Other duties assigned by the management and/or direct supervisor.

Qualifications:

Ø Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Commerce and/or a recognized certificate or professional qualification in accounting, ACCA or CPA or other related qualification.

Ø Three to five years practical work experience in administration and finance.

Ø Experience working with computerized accounting and financial systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.

Ø Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadlines while meeting work demands

Ø Possesses initiative, flexibility, and is able to work with minimum supervision

Ø Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc. and experience in using financial accounting software

Ø Excellent English oral and written language skills.

Personal Qualities:

Ø Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities under minimal supervision

Ø Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle

Ø Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required

Ø Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

Conditions:

Ø Starting date: as soon as 10/2018

Ø Duty Station: Nairobi

Ø Duration of contract (after probation): annual (renewal possible)

Ø Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package

Ø Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

Please note, these positions are subject to final approval by the donor. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Malteser International

www.malteser-international.org

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2wOO23v

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until September 17th, 2018.

PS: WE DO NOT CHARGE APPLICANTS ANY FEE AT ANY POINT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Kenya: C3 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANALYST

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

The Function
Marie Stopes International’s Global Information Systems (GIS) function are responsible for the successful management and support of global technical solutions deployed across the organisation. The GIS function plays a critical role in enabling the delivery of family planning and safe abortion services around the world through ensuring well supported systems and data that undepin the delivery of social business strategies to deliver quality, client-centred services. Reporting to the Head of Digital Business Solutions, this role will be working within a project team that spans across GIS and the Health Systems Department (HSD) to successfully deliver MSI’s new contact centre technology project C3 across participating Country Programmes.

The Role
This role will lead on the technical aspects of the day to day deployment, support and maintenance of MSI’s contact centre technology platform (Microsoft CRM365) and supporting software, including integrations, across MSI’s International Country Programmes. Working within a small distributed project team, your responsibilities will be varied and span across technical hardware and software support, end-user assistance and skills capacity building of in-country team members. You are both organised and a creative solution finder with attention to detail. You have experience working with people from different environments with varied technical abilities and the ability to support across these. You are pro-active member of the team, that can pre-empt, recognise and resolve issues as required. You have the necessary skills to support across IT and Operational in-country teams and excellent communication skills enabling you to resolve even complex issues through remote support.
This role will be required to both physically and remotely support in-country IT teams when but not excluded to, configuring the C3 solution. This will include delivering training and support sessions to in-country staff remotely and/or in person. You will also need to ensure that requests for support are logged and actioned appropriately and in the required time frame. You will pro-actively ensure users are kept informed of actions being taken and can follow up as required to ensure issues are resolved.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop expertise in Microsoft CRM365 and the other C3 solution components
• Support the configuration of C3 solutions and integrations in accordance with agreed MSI standards
• Support in-country teams to deploy the C3 solutions and integrations, working with key stakeholders in each location
• Remotely, and/or in person, train in-country teams on the C3 solutions
• Create and maintain a software knowledge base to aid support call resolution
• Assist in-country teams in identifying ‘best of breed’ hardware and software to compliment the C3 solutions
• Support the set-up of any other software deemed necessary for the implementation
• Ensure MSI’s GIS security standards are in place and enforced
• Support local test teams in User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
• Respond to requests for support by identifying, recording and categorising issues and incidents
• Responsible for onboarding new users, setting up profiles and ensuring all details are set-up correctly
• Produce statistics and reports as required
• Contribute to the development of standards, processes and procedures
• Carry out any other duties deemed necessary by the business and project team
• Potential for international travel

Skills & Experience (essential/desirable)
Qualifications
• Professional qualification in IT (desirable)
Experience/Knowledge
• Experience in setting up and managing technology in remote areas
• Experience in change management and project management
• Experience in presenting to and persuading diverse audiences, and in delivering training to users
• Experience of distance collaboration with colleagues in other countries
• Experience handling multiple and short duration deployments at the same time
• Experience with Microsoft technologies (desirable)
• Experience with SLA’s, OLA’s and KPI’s (desirable)
Skills
• Good communication, logical thinking and decision making
• Excellent problem solving abilities
• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all management levels
• Hands on approach and the ability to go the extra mile
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to explain technical concepts to non-experts
• Numerate, articulate and analytical with attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft products (desirable)
• English speaking (essential)
• French speaking (highly desirable)
Personal Attributes
• Proactive and practical approach to work, with a ‘can do’ attitude
• Passionate for both service delivery and personal self-development
• Dynamic, creative individual with the ability to show initiative
• Flexible and adaptable, able to thrive in difficult/complex environments
• Committed to keeping up to date with relevant technologies, backed up by recent technical certifications (desirable)
• Able to work without direction to achieve results
• Able to prioritise workload
• Able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues
• Strong time keeping and time management
• Strong team player
• Ability to travel
• Strong commitment to the vision and goals of Marie Stopes International
• Pro Choice

How to apply:

• Applications quoting the position title with a detailed CV, contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before September 20, 2018.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Child Health Technical Advisor- Nairobi

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Sep 2018

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$16 million in 2018.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Child Health Technical Advisor (CH TA) takes overall responsibility of Save the Children's Pneumonia Centenary Commitments (PCC) activities. The CH TA will be seconded to the Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Unit (NCAHU) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) 50% of the time to support the efforts for policy change to allow community health volunteers (CHVs) to use antibiotics at the community level, under the Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness (iCCM) platform. S/he will also work with NCAHU and the larger Division of Family Health to develop and review child health policies, tools and strategies to improve access to child health interventions.

The remaining 50% level of effort will be to support the Country Office's (CO's) child health programme. This includes taking the lead and working with a consultant to conduct a situational analysis of pneumonia and child health in general in Kenya. The situational analysis is designed to equip the Ministry of Health, Save the Children and partners with the evidence needed to craft advocacy efforts that address child health challenges. This work identifies and analyzes the obstacles Kenya is encountering in preventing and treating pneumonia, diarrhea and other childhood illnesses.

The post holder will represent the project at national and county technical forums as requested and will liaise with the Save the Children members, MOH, other partners and stakeholders.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Nairobi

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Degree in medicine with a post graduate degree in public health/global health.
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates in child health, immunization, nutrition and WASH.
  • Recommended a minimum of seven years of relevant technical experience including at senior level. Experience working within the devolved Kenyan health system is a must.
  • Proven experience and skills in policy change, research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports.
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff.
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjc2NjU1LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

NGO Jobs in Kenya – UoW (STUDY)

University of Washington Kenya Adverts


VIROME STUDY

Data Manager

Objective of this Position:To conduct information technology, data management, and data reporting activities using the REDCap application to support an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

Work schedule: Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Mathare North Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Assist Seattle-based data team with database development and testing of data collection forms.

·         Maintain study data collection devices (tablets), including but not limited to preparing applications for use in data collection, monitoring security and access restrictions, and coordinating repair or replacement of devices as needed.

·         Instruct clinical staff and home visit teams in use of data collection devices and applications and respond to any questions or concerns regarding the electronic database and/or devices.

·         Assist team with any issues related to the electronic database or devices, including but not limited to resolving Internet connectivity issues, ensuring the application uses the most up-to-date data collection forms, and updating device software or applications as needed.

·         Ensure research staff send data to the study database server as specified in the study’s standard operating procedures.

·         Obtain and/or manage research data obtained from external sources, such as HIV viral load registers or laboratories not affiliated with the research study.

·         Prepare weekly data reports for data quality and outcomes monitoring; send reports and communicate findings to study leadership team.

·         Respond to questions and concerns from the study leadership team regarding data quality and data security.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Information Systems, or related field.

·         Master’s Degree in Public Health or Health Information Systems Added Advantage.

·         Experience in computer programming and/or health information systems desired.

·         Experience working with maternal and child health data.

·         Have a certificate of human subjects training and good clinical practice.

·         Good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative health data

·         At least 2 years of experience in data management on a research study.

·         Experience with developing and implementing data management systems and protocols at RMNCH departments

Skills

·         Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish both data management and research tasks.

·         Strong analytic, written, organizational, and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

·         Experience with smart phone or tablet technology for data collection, such as with REDCap or Open Data Kit applications.

·         Attention to detail and good work ethic.

·         Ability to work with minimal supervision.

·         Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.

·         Responsive to communication with both local and international team members.

University of Washington Kenya Adverts

VIROME STUDY

Administrative Assistant

Objective of this Position:To provide administrative support to research activities for an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

Work schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Mathare North Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Coordinate submission of materials to the Kenyatta National Hospital Ethics and Research Committee for ethical approval of the study and shipment of samples to international destinations; obtain and distribute approval documents as appropriate.

·         Assist with interview and hiring of research staff.

·         Organize and maintain paper or electronic files related to study activities.

·         Facilitate payment of research staff and sample transport drivers.

·         Print consent forms and other paper study materials as needed; ensure materials are delivered to clinic or home visit staff.

·         Purchase sample collection supplies and coordinate storage of supplies in study office and/or clinic; communicate with clinic and laboratory staff to ensure consistent availability and distribution of supplies.

·         Assist clinic nurse manager with scheduling activities, including but not limited to arranging follow-up with clients and tracing participants who have not returned for scheduled visits.

·         Communicate with both clinical staff and transport drivers to coordinate sample transfer from clinic to laboratory.

·         Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.

·         Attend meetings with the clinic manager, study coordinator, and/or study leadership team to discuss research activities.

·         Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

·         Making the monthly reports of the project expenses and reconciling the receipts of the field advance.

·         Liaising with the contracts and grants office in University of Washington Kenya to facilitate the contracts and the Grant management.

·         Keeping clear records for all the financial transactions.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

·         Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/ Management or Related Field.

·         Computer literate

·         Knowledge in Financial systems (CPA or Related Field).

·         Experience with Project administration and Management.

·         Knowledge in dealing with Budgets and Human Resource.

·         2 to 3 years work Experience in related field.

Skills

·         Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and accomplish administrative tasks.

·         Strong organizational and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team.

·         Attention to detail and good work ethic.

·         Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.

·         Responsive to communication with supervisors and team members.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include daytime telephone contacts and email address to viromeadverts@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications is 15thSeptember 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Program Implementation and Monitoring Coordinator – Nairobi

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

Background/IRC Summary
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC is operational in Galmudug (Mudug and Galgaduud), Puntland and Benadir regions implementing both development and humanitarian programs in the areas of Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods, Women Protection and Empowerment, Governance and Peace building, Environmental Health and Resilience.

Job Overview/Summary
The IRC is in partnership with a consortium of partners to implement DFID funded reliance program (Building Resilient Communities in Somalia – BRCiS) in Somalia. The program aims at enhancing the capacities of communities and local systems to attain self-reliance and reduced need for humanitarian response in an inclusive, fair, and equitable way, by maximizing use of local resources and capacities.

The IRC is recruiting Program Implementation and Monitoring Coordinator who will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and management of the IRC's work under the programme. Working in close collaboration with program sector leadership, the Consortium Management Unit (CMU), partner organizations, the relevant line ministries at both federal and regional levels and other stake holders. The Coordinator will play a key role in ensuring that the program is implemented to a high technical standard and is in full alignment with the program outcomes and overall objectives as well as the consortium strategy and protocols.
The Program Implementation and Monitoring Coordinator will work under the oversight of the Deputy Director for Programmes.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic

  • Oversee the implementation of the IRC’s work under the BRCiS Consortium Program in Galmudug, Puntland and Benadir.
  • Ensure technical coordination of regional/district level activities related to BRCiS program
  • Actively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including consortium partners, donors, government and other stakeholders;
  • Contribute to technical discussions and planning exercises regarding BRCiS program implementation in Somalia;
  • Represent the IRC in the Consortium technical working groups/meetings;
  • Represent the IRC in all relevant meetings within the Consortium and/or external resilience related meetings

Programme Management and monitoring

  • Develop key project planning management approaches and tools and orientate relevant staff on their use;
  • Coordinate and closely monitor the implementation of BRCiS program against agreed work plan, performance targets, and budget to ensure that programming is on track;
  • Conduct regular field visits to the target areas to provide technical support and monitor performance;
  • Work closely with the CMU and consortium partners to identify and address implementation challenges in a professional manner;
  • Liaise regularly with IRC field staff, grants teams and technical advisors to promote intra-organizational learning and discuss BRCiS strategy implementation in country;
  • Ensure strong coordination with IRC sector coordinators through chairing regular technical meetings with coordinators to review progress, discuss challenges, and share best practices;
  • Provide the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) high-level updates on progress, risks and potential mitigations on regular basis;
  • Lead and ensure the production of timely and high-quality program reports that document achievements, best practices, and lessons learned;
  • Ensure quality completion of baseline and end-line assessments during the inception and close out of the programme;
  • Maintain open and effective communication amongst the Consortium members, government officials and the donor;
  • Oversee the implementation of the MEAL Framework and facilitate course correcting interventions based on emerging findings.
  • In accordance with IRC’s Monitoring for Action Standards, support implementation and updating of the IRC measurement action strategy to ensure the following:

*Indicator monitoring across projects, including incorporation of organizational core indicators
*Routine monitoring of program activities
*Tool development
*Field data audit and data quality check using appropriate forms
*Assessments of beneficiary needs
*Evaluations of the effectiveness of program interventions
*Data collection, including digital data collection where feasible
*Data storage and secure accessibility of data by project staff and country/regional management;
*Learning for projects implementation captured and lessons used;
*Consolidate data at IRC Somalia country level.

  • Support development and implementation of accountability feedback mechanisms to ensure responsiveness to client’s needs and aspirations.
  • Support collection and updating of program dashboard to provide monthly summaries of key program indicators and assessment results for decision making by country and regional management.

Staff Management

  • Supervise any direct reports, including consultants, in accordance with IRC HR policies and local law;
  • As necessary, lead the recruitment of new programme staff in coordination with the Deputy Director for Programmes, IRC HR team, and HQ technical unit.

Budget Oversight

  • Ensure that program resources, including financial, are used effectively and transparently and in order to achieve program objectives;
  • Regularly monitor grant expenditures to ensure that spending is on track and to proactively identify and address any expected under/overspend;
  • Ensure promptly response to all budget holders-related inquiries in collaboration with grants and finance teams;
  • Hold consultation meetings with CMU in regards to issues relating budget management;

Representation and Advocacy

  • Attend national level resilience meetings and other workshops, working groups, and coordination forums as required to ensure close coordination and collaboration;
  • Liaise closely with consortium partners to ensure that field-level perspectives and operational considerations are taken into account during national discussions on BRCiS program implementation;
  • Analyze and present current program data in creative new ways to influence national-level discussions on BRCiS implementation.

Qualifications

To effectively deliver this engagement, the applicant should meet the following requirements:

  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, public administration, or other relevant field or the equivalent in professional work
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in management of programs in a developing country or other resource-poor context, including experience in implementing/managing resilience programs
  • At least 3 years of experience in a managerial position and demonstrated capacity in project management and budget planning, including the development of spending plans, procurement plans and work plans
  • Demonstrated experience in developing proposals for and working with institutional donors, preferably the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Excellent budget planning and management skills, previous experience effectively managing multi million-dollar grants required
  • Understanding of and experience with the resilience programming – a distinct advantage
  • Proficient multi-tasker with the ability to delegate tasks while still maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Energetic and self-driven with the ability to independently address and overcome challenges
  • Exceptionally patient with a strong commitment to teamwork and capacity-building
  • Ability to provide technical support and feedback with a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical experts from multiple sectors
  • Strong communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent English speaking/writing skills required.

Gender Equality: ***IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances*.**

How to apply:

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website:
https://www.rescue.org/careers

Deadline for receiving applications: 9th September 2018.

International Allowances are not available for this position.

Kenya: Finance Intern – NEAR

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: FINANCE INTERN – NEAR

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response www.near.ngo

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org )

Position Title: Finance Intern

Reporting To: Finance and Grants Manager – NEAR

Working With: NEAR and Adeso Staff

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: Three (3) Months

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

POSITION SUMMARY

Finance Intern will be a member of NEAR Project Team working closely with the Finance and Grants Manager to ensure smooth running of day-to-day financial activities. He/she will work closely with the Adeso HQ Finance Department to ensure compliance of policies and procedures related to payments processing, travel advances and liquidations, capturing transactions in Serenic, bank reconciliation, supporting document verification, photocopying and sharing with donors.

POSITION PURPOSE

The main purpose of the position is to provide support in the Finance Department through financial processes execution, internal control review and administrative support.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Capturing all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner for the purpose of generating management and donor reports.

• Processing payments while ensuring adherence to minimum compliance requirements by Adeso and donors.

• Ensuring that the internal controls within the computerized accounting systems are safeguarded and working well.

• Allocation of expenses to the relevant programs and department.

• Tracking the employee advances on monthly basis and following up on the recovery process or management action.

• Undertaking monthly closeout procedures such as bank accounts reconciliations etc.

• Undertaking reconciliation of all balanced sheet items periodically and ensure that all the accounts are kept current and all reconciling items identified and reconciled.

• Ensuring that fund requests are received, reviewed, analyzed and disbursed within the given timeframe.

• Supporting all Adeso program and non-program audits.

Administrative Roles

• Filing statutory deductions in a timely manner with the relevant authorities.

• Ensuring systematic filing of all supporting documentation for the project.

• Any other duties that are not specifically stated above but will necessarily come within the framework of your operation shall be assigned to you from time to time by your immediate supervisor.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting/Finance) or Business Administration (Complete or ongoing).

• CPA (II).

• Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience of accounting and/or book-keeping

• Basic knowledge of accounting systems

• Basic administrative skills.

• Computer skills – MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

• Effective communication skills – proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili a must;

• A strong team-player and committed to diversity, equal opportunity and capacity building;

• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers;

• Ability to legally work in Kenya.

• Strong morals, honesty, transparency, and respect.

• Pro-activeness, creativity, assertiveness and analytical skills.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@near.ngo, quoting “Finance Intern” in the email subject matter, by 9th September, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

• An updated CV; and

• An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuskys Supermarket Jobs in Kenya

HR Planning & Development Manager


Duty Station: Nairobi

Overall Purpose: Tuskys is seeking to engage a professional hire a competent and well organized HR planning and Training manager to maintain and enhance the organization’s human resource department.

S/ He will be involved in planning, recruiting, performance improvement programs and practices.

Responsibilities

·         Developing, reviewing and implementing training and development policies, procedures and programs;

·         Managing Training Needs Analysis, procure trainers, train and evaluate training;

·         Develop training programs and calendar in line with the organization strategy.

·         Entrench organizational values and heritage through induction and training

·         Reviewing and implementing performance management system and manage culture change;

·         Preparing and controlling training and development budgets;

·         Developing and maintaining staff databank, analyze data for manpower planning;

·         Proper planning of organizational staff need

·         Controlling staff cost

·         Managing career succession and retention

·         Undertaking job evaluation, specifications and enrichment;

Qualifications

·         University degree – Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field.

·         Higher Diploma in HR will be an added advantage.

·         At least three years’ experience in Human Resources Management

Skills and Competencies:

·         Experience in development and execution of skills development programs.

·         Team Player, Strong Communication Skills and excellent interpersonal skills

·         Good Negotiation Skills and Strong Business Acumen.

·         Project Management and Change Management Skills.

·         Strong Time Management and Priorities Management Skills.

·         Analytical and Problem Solving Skills.

·         Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

·         Labor Law Knowledge

Property Manager

Duty Station: Nairobi

Tuskys, the leading retailer in Kenya has adopted remains to be a very strategic player in the market. It has experienced significant growth over the last few years, leading to many opportunities coming up. To this end, we are looking for an individual to maintain and manage all the Branches situated malls.

Overall Job Purpose: Generally oversee the management, operations, and specialty leasing, marketing and financial aspects of all malls occupied by the business. This position calls for an individual with the ability to work collaboratively with on-site personnel, property managers and landlords.

Other important factors for success include identifying and deploying best practices, as well as the ability to manage and perform to the best interest of the business.

Responsibilities

·         Maintain safety, cleanliness and integrity of all areas of buildings, systems and equipment for all property users.

·         Prepare team to respond in emergency and crisis situations.

·         Have thorough knowledge of area market including all competitive properties and area demographics.

·         Maintain an appropriate level of involvement in community affairs representing both the property’s interest and the interest of the business.

·         Enforce all tenant lease requirements.

·         Establish an effective working relationship with all tenants and landlords.

·         Execute new and renewal leases to meet or exceed client objectives.

·         Direct activities of specialty leasing function to optimize temporary tenant and cart occupancy to maximize revenue.

·         Monitor the collections of all rents and execute appropriate collection process.

·         Interact frequently with property’s managers and leasing team to ensure consistent high quality service to the customers.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business.

·         4 years of experience in retail property management.

Skills and Competencies

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrate leadership and professionalism.

·         Ability to problem solve and provide actionable and positive feedback.

·         Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups.

·         Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

·         Competency using Microsoft Office, navigating the internet, general use of personal.

How to Apply

Please only send your CV quoting the job title in the email subject (Property Manager) to applications@tuskys.com before 24th, August, 2018.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

2 Receptionist & Front Desk Jobs in Kenya (60K Salary)

Receptionist & Front Desk


Location: Nairobi & Mombasa

Salary: 60K

Our client, a leading clearing & forwarding logistics company, is looking for a Receptionist to manage their front desk activities on a daily basis and to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

As a Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for the company. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls.

Responsibilities

·         Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office

·         Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office

·         Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls

·         Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures)

·         Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email

·         Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries

·         Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges)

·         Order front office supplies and keep inventory of stock

·         Update calendars and schedule meetings

·         Arrange travel and accommodations, and prepare vouchers

·         Keep updated records of office expenses and costs

·         Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Business Administration, Front Office Operations, Public Relations, Secretarial Studies or related field

·         At least 2 years’ experience is required

·         Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Hands-on experience with office equipment

·         Professional attitude and appearance

·         Solid written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks

·         Customer service attitude

How to Apply

Please only send your CV quoting the job title in the email subject (Receptionist / Front Desk) to: recruit@executiveconnections.co.ke before 14th September 2018.

N.B: Please DO NOT apply if you do not meet the above minimum set selection criteria. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV.