Background: 
VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian, food security, livelihoods and development programs the Horn of Africa region since 1995. 

In its South Sudan Program, the organization currently implements projects funded by the EU, USAID/OFDA, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Warrap States. The program aims to enhance improved livelihoods and self-reliance of target beneficiaries through (i) improved crops-livestock production practices; (ii) livestock assets protection through emergency veterinary services; (iii) appropriate crops, livestock and livestock products value addition and marketing; (iv) supporting institution and capacity building to relevant partner Ministries in the Republic of South Sudan and the private sector and, (v) facilitating economic reintegration of vulnerable groups into agro-pastoral livelihoods through livestock assets re-distribution, vocational skills training and IGAs. 

VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the following position immediately for the South Sudan Program. The positions are field based and aspiring candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic but gradually improving living conditions. The positions will initially be for a period of 12 months but renewable depending on availability of new donor funding.

The Position
Key Responsibilities: 
Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with other technical staff, the position holder will: 
  1. Provide expertise to acquire, manage, manipulate, and analyze data and report results 
  2. In collaboration with others, develop and maintain databases and systems necessary for projects and departmental functions 
  3. Acquire and abstract primary or secondary data from existing internal or external data sources 
  4. In collaboration with others, develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality 
  5. Perform data entry either manually or using scanning technology, when needed or required 
  6. In collaboration with others, interpret data and develop recommendations based on findings 
  7. Develop graphs, reports and presentations of project results 
  8. Perform basic statistical analyses for projects and reports 
  9. Create and present quality dashboards 
  10. Generate routine and ad hoc reports 
Knowledge, skills and experience 
  • Technical skills regarding data models and database design development 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint 
  • Experience in using SAS, SPSS or other statistical packages is desirable for handling large datasets 
  • Programming skills preferred. Adept at queries and report writing 
  • Knowledge of statistics, at least to the degree necessary in order to communicate easily with statisticians 
  • Experience in data mining techniques and procedures and knowing when they use is appropriate 
  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner 
  • Bachelors/Diploma in information management, livestock information, computing, mathematics, or related field 
  • Agriculture/livestock/natural resources background or experience 
  • At least 3 years previous data analyst experience 
  • Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises. 
  • Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work 
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities 
  • Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities will be an added advantage 
To apply,
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their E-mail and/or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well as names and contacts of three referees to the attention of Human Resources Manager via the above postal or e-mail address. Application letters can also be hand delivered to the places named above as well as to our field bases in Leer, Nyamlel and Malualkon. Indicate on the subject the Job Title of the position being applied. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 4th January 2013 by 16.00hrs.

Address
VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road, P. O. Box 25656, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya 
OR: 
Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery, 
Hai Malakal, Juba, South Sudan 
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

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Background: 
VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian, food security, livelihoods and development programs the Horn of Africa region since 1995. 

In its South Sudan Program, the organization currently implements projects funded by the EU, USAID/OFDA, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Warrap States. The program aims to enhance improved livelihoods and self-reliance of target beneficiaries through (i) improved crops-livestock production practices; (ii) livestock assets protection through emergency veterinary services; (iii) appropriate crops, livestock and livestock products value addition and marketing; (iv) supporting institution and capacity building to relevant partner Ministries in the Republic of South Sudan and the private sector and, (v) facilitating economic reintegration of vulnerable groups into agro-pastoral livelihoods through livestock assets re-distribution, vocational skills training and IGAs. 

VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the following position immediately for the South Sudan Program. The positions are field based and aspiring candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic but gradually improving living conditions. The positions will initially be for a period of 12 months but renewable depending on availability of new donor funding.

The Position
Duration: I year with possibility of contract renewal subject to performance and donor funding 

Key Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager/Team Leader, the position holder will implement small and medium enterprise development activities. Key responsibilities will include: 

  1. Actively engage in program activity and budget planning in accordance with the objectives, work plan and the budget of the South Sudan programme. 
  2. Conduct feasibility studies to support groups/entrepreneurs in establishing various small scale agricultural-based and natural resources related businesses 
  3. Support organizational and business skills development for agricultural and related small scale commodities producers and traders 
  4. Facilitate market linkage trips/study tours for producers and traders 
  5. Support the further development of private agricultural and livestock services delivery 
  6. Support up-coming youth entrepreneurs in various fields 
  7. Promotional activities for market-oriented agro-pastoralism 
  8. Conduct periodic M & E of the established agribusinesses and document best practices 
  9. Support the development of new project concepts and proposals drawing on the best practices 
  10. Prepare outreach information packages to disseminate the available information through radio, magazines, workshops, meetings, posters and brochures. 
  11. Linkage of entrepreneurs with micro-finance institutions 
  12. Assist in training of VSF staff and community groups in basic marketing strategies making use of the information collected. 
  13. Assist in the preparation of a series of workshops aiming to develop specific value chains and to formulate county-based agri-business development strategies 
  14. Assist in the establishment of Farmers-Traders platforms in the counties in conjunction with local Chambers of Commerce Mobilize communities and participate in project needs and opportunity assessments and advice accordingly. 
  15. Design and implement an effective project monitoring and evaluation system 
  16. Support the development of relevant extension material for integrated farming 
  17. Develop simple agribusiness training modules for targeted entrepreneurs 


Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required 

  • Degree in General Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness, Cooperatives or related field. 
  • 3-5 years of experience focused in the management of transitional and development programs 
  • Experience working in an NGO setting 
  • Experience and knowledge in the design and implementation of agricultural marketing projects for individuals or groups, especially small scale farmers and agro-pastoralists 
  • Working experience in agriculture, livestock, fisheries or the natural resources sectors, marketing 
  • Prior experience in South Sudan desired for non South Sudanese 
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation 
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) 
  • Proven organizational skills and time management 
  • Excellent computer skills; excel, ms word 
To apply,
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their E-mail and/or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well as names and contacts of three referees to the attention of Human Resources Manager via the above postal or e-mail address. Application letters can also be hand delivered to the places named above as well as to our field bases in Leer, Nyamlel and Malualkon. Indicate on the subject the Job Title of the position being applied. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 4th January 2013 by 16.00hrs.

Address
VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road, P. O. Box 25656, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya 
OR: 
Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery, 
Hai Malakal, Juba, South Sudan 
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

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Background: 
VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian, food security, livelihoods and development programs the Horn of Africa region since 1995. 

In its South Sudan Program, the organization currently implements projects funded by the EU, USAID/OFDA, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Warrap States. The program aims to enhance improved livelihoods and self-reliance of target beneficiaries through (i) improved crops-livestock production practices; (ii) livestock assets protection through emergency veterinary services; (iii) appropriate crops, livestock and livestock products value addition and marketing; (iv) supporting institution and capacity building to relevant partner Ministries in the Republic of South Sudan and the private sector and, (v) facilitating economic reintegration of vulnerable groups into agro-pastoral livelihoods through livestock assets re-distribution, vocational skills training and IGAs. 

VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the following position immediately for the South Sudan Program. The positions are field based and aspiring candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic but gradually improving living conditions. The positions will initially be for a period of 12 months but renewable depending on availability of new donor funding.

The Position
  1. Duration: I year with possibility of contract renewal subject to performance and donor funding 
  2. Key Responsibilities: 
  3. Under the supervision of the Project Manager/Team Leader, the position holder will implement Agro-Forestry related project activities. Key responsibilities will include the following: 
  4. Actively engage in program activity and budget planning in accordance with the objectives, work plan and budget of the South Sudan programme. 
  5. Support the design, establishment, and operation of Farmers Field Schools (FFS) and Junior Farmer Field Schools (JFFS) 
  6. Supervise and provide general and technical guidance to FFs facilitators. 
  7. Develop together with the FFS facilitators’ season long training curriculum/work plans for the FFS and ensure its implementation as per identified farmers needs. 
  8. Support FFF Facilitators and farmers to identify causes and develop on farm solutions to challenges experienced on farms 
  9. Mobilize communities and participate in project needs and opportunity assessments and advice accordingly. 
  10. Advise on procurement, storage and utilization of inputs for integrated farming 
  11. Assist in the design and implementation of data collection methodology, project monitoring and evaluation tools. 
  12. Support the development of relevant extension material for integrated farming 
  13. Train and supervise subordinate personnel in the proper methods and techniques of environmentally sound and integrated crops and livestock production 
  14. Conduct M & E and prepare project specific reports 
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required 
  • Diploma/Degree in General Agriculture, Agricultural Education and Extension or related field. 
  • 3-5 years of experience focused in the management of transitional and development programs 
  • Experience working in an NGO setting 
  • Experience and knowledge in the design and implementation of farmer field school approaches 
  • Working experience in livestock/poultry husbandry; dairy hygiene and marketing 
  • Experience in implementing fruit and multi-purpose trees and vegetable production management and marketing projects 
  • Prior experience in South Sudan desired for non Sudanese 
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation 
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) 
  • Proven organizational skills and time management 
  • Excellent computer skills; excel, ms word 
To apply
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their E-mail and/or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well as names and contacts of three referees to the attention of Human Resources Manager via the above postal or e-mail address. Application letters can also be hand delivered to the places named above as well as to our field bases in Leer, Nyamlel and Malualkon. Indicate on the subject the Job Title of the position being applied. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 4th January 2013 by 16.00hrs.

Address
VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road, P. O. Box 25656, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya 
OR: 
Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery, 
Hai Malakal, Juba, South Sudan 
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org
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Background: 
VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian, food security, livelihoods and development programs the Horn of Africa region since 1995. 

In its South Sudan Program, the organization currently implements projects funded by the EU, USAID/OFDA, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Warrap States. The program aims to enhance improved livelihoods and self-reliance of target beneficiaries through (i) improved crops-livestock production practices; (ii) livestock assets protection through emergency veterinary services; (iii) appropriate crops, livestock and livestock products value addition and marketing; (iv) supporting institution and capacity building to relevant partner Ministries in the Republic of South Sudan and the private sector and, (v) facilitating economic reintegration of vulnerable groups into agro-pastoral livelihoods through livestock assets re-distribution, vocational skills training and IGAs. 

VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the following position immediately for the South Sudan Program. The positions are field based and aspiring candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic but gradually improving living conditions. The positions will initially be for a period of 12 months but renewable depending on availability of new donor funding.

The Position
Key Responsibilities: 
  1. Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with technical staff, the position holder will: 
  2. Oversee the implementation of the project activities in the assigned geographical area based on the activity logframe and approved work plans. 
  3. Carry out training needs assessments and undertake refresher and new training courses for Community Animal Health Workers and local veterinary counterparts on basic animal healthcare service skills 
  4. Supervise and provide professional advice on technical aspects of local veterinary health staff in their work. 
  5. Facilitate community dialogue meetings for project awareness creation and general community sensitization and document the outcome. 
  6. Facilitate all training sessions and document the outcome through written reports 
  7. Facilitate and coordinate all livestock healthcare services activities, including cattle camp visits to monitor the activities of the animal health workers and provide on the job training/instructions on basic technical skills. 
  8. Collect information on diseases including outbreaks and monitor local disease situation. 
  9. Prepare and timely submit high-quality project progress reports according to donor requirements.. 
  10. Represent VSF Suisse in the livestock sector/food security meetings. 
  11. Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the supervisor for processing. 
  12. Organize weekly team planning meetings and share information on daily and weekly progress with project implementation. 
  13. Manage the field base location in the absence of senior staff and be responsible for the preparation of monthly field base asset inventory for submission to the supervisor 
  14. Liaison with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required. 
  15. Maintain daily communications with the country office on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues, 
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required 
  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health Science/Animal Production 
  • At least 3 years working experience in veterinary programmes / in animal health projects as a field vet/animal production. 
  • Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises. 
  • Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work 
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities 
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team 
  • Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities will be an added advantage 
To apply,
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their E-mail and/or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well as names and contacts of three referees to the attention of Human Resources Manager via the above postal or e-mail address. Application letters can also be hand delivered to the places named above as well as to our field bases in Leer, Nyamlel and Malualkon. Indicate on the subject the Job Title of the position being applied. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 4th January 2013 by 16.00hrs.

Address
VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road, P. O. Box 25656, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya 
OR: 
Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery, 
Hai Malakal, Juba, South Sudan 
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

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About VSF- Suisse

VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting humanitarian, food security, livelihoods and development programs the Horn of Africa region since 1995. 

In its South Sudan Program, the organization currently implements projects funded by the EU, USAID/OFDA, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Warrap States. The program aims to enhance improved livelihoods and self-reliance of target beneficiaries through (i) improved crops-livestock production practices; (ii) livestock assets protection through emergency veterinary services; (iii) appropriate crops, livestock and livestock products value addition and marketing; (iv) supporting institution and capacity building to relevant partner Ministries in the Republic of South Sudan and the private sector and, (v) facilitating economic reintegration of vulnerable groups into agro-pastoral livelihoods through livestock assets re-distribution, vocational skills training and IGAs.
VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the following position immediately for the South Sudan Program. The positions are field based and aspiring candidates should be willing to reside and work under basic but gradually improving living conditions. The positions will initially be for a period of 12 months but renewable depending on availability of new donor funding.


The Position

The positions will be tenable in Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States. Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with other technical staff, the position holders will: 
  1. Conduct mapping of community based resources for psycho-social support. 
  2. Create community awareness on the psycho-social needs of children and families adversely affected by armed conflict. 
  3. Train community based structures in the programme area to identify, manage and refer children and families experiencing psycho-social related problems 
  4. Identify and promote good cultural practices and activities in the community, which enhance recovery of affected children and their families in the programme. 
  5. Organize structured/semi structured recreational activities for children in the programme and those of the surrounding communities, which promote positive socialization and coexistence. 
  6. Undertake social work follow up to support smooth co-habitation between children, their families and their communities 
  7. Ensure that children receive ongoing support with their economic reintegration activities and assess the overall well-being of each child. 
  8. Prepare and timely submit high-quality project progress reports according to donor requirements.. 
  9. Represent VSF Suisse in state/county level child protection sub-cluster meetings . 
  10. Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the supervisor for processing. 
  11. Manage the field base location in the absence of senior staff and be responsible for the preparation of monthly field base asset inventory for submission to the supervisor 
  12. Liaison with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required. 
  13. Maintain daily communications with the supervisor on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues, 
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required 
  1. Diploma in Social work from a recognized institution 
  2. At least 3 years field working experience as a social worker. 
  3. Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises. 
  4. Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work 
  5. Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills. 
  6. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities 
  7. Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team 
  8. Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines 
  9. Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities will be an added advantage 
  10. Fluency in Nuer and Dinka languages as appropriate will be an added advantage 
To apply,
Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their E-mail and/or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well as names and contacts of three referees to the attention of Human Resources Manager via the above postal or e-mail address. Application letters can also be hand delivered to the places named above as well as to our field bases in Leer, Nyamlel and Malualkon. Indicate on the subject the Job Title of the position being applied. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is on or before 4th January 2013 by 16.00hrs.


Address

VSF Suisse, Olekejuado Road, P. O. Box 25656, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya 
OR: 
Plot No. AX111, Block 131 Off Stadium Road, Opposite the Old Cemetery, 
Hai Malakal, Juba, South Sudan 
E mail: recruitment@vsfsuisse.org

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The Organization

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

The Job
 Work closely with the Head of Operations, the Assistant Operations Manager (Facilities) and other teams in Corporate Services in coordinating the overall administrative functions of the Unit in order to ensure delivery of efficient and cost effective services to a wide range of clients.

Duties and responsibilities:
  1. Arranging and coordinating the Units’ diary of works including organizing the Units’ and the service providers’ monthly meetings.
  2. Receiving and coordinating all the Units procurement needs which includes follow up with the procurement Unit and FSU to ensure timely delivery of goods/services.
  3. Assisting the Head of Operations in developing, implementing and monitoring the Units annual Programme of Work and Budget including chargebacks for all services provided by the Unit.
  4. In consultation with the other administrators and the audiovisual officer serve as the focal point for all meetings/workshops and symposia taking place at Headquarters. This will include: working closely with FSU to ensure timely chargebacks on air ticket service charges, verification of invoices from the outsourced Travel Agent, client invoicing, management of the Meals and Incidentals function and liaising with the local hotels on accommodation.
  5. Being the Centre’s focal point for all insurance related matters which include the management of institutional and staff motor insurance schemes and procurement of insurance covers for institutional assets at HQ and the regions, following up on the payments of all approved invoices for insurance debits, and securing credits. And in consultation with the insurance service provider initiate the quarterly service review meetings.
  6. Work closely with the Procurement Unit, institutions collaborating with ICRAF and others, in the search processes for service providers, specifically those directly related to the Operations Unit.
  7. Assist the Head of Operations in the management of outsourced service contracts including Service Level Agreements  related to:- Mail and Front Office, Travel, Taxi and Staff Group Transport, Pool & Project Vehicles and Catering
  8. Manage the day to day operations of the ICRAF group transport by working closely with the bus monitors and service providers to ensure compliance to the agreed upon Service Level Agreements.
  9. As a member of the Health and Safety Committee, work together with the Security Manager, Assistant Operations Manager (Facilities), the Head of Operations and other units in identifying and addressing OH&S issues.
  10. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
 Qualifications and experience
  1. A degree in Business Administration or its equivalent.
  2. Three (3) years’ experience with an international organization preferably in a facility        management setting;
  3. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  4. Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
  5. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
  6. Knowledge in event management
  7. Excellent command of both written and spoken English;
  8. Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office
Terms of offer
We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This position is remunerated on local terms. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period. 
  
How to apply
  1. A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position, and your salary expectations.
  2. A detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  3. The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone numbers and email addresses, and fax details, if available.
Mailing Address
The Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O Box 30677, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya OR send via email to: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Indicate “Application for an Administrative Assistant - Operations” on the application letter. Applications will be considered until 17 January 2013. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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Reports to: RESEARCH MANAGER     
Location: LVCT HQ (NAIROBI)
Assignment period: 6 months with a possibility of extension.

About LVCT
Liverpool VCT, Care & Treatment (LVCT) is an established Kenyan NGO that utilizes research to inform policy reform advocacy and strengthen HIV service delivery. We optimize our impact on the HIV/AIDS response by building capacity of partners and pay special attention to vulnerable groups and populations with special needs. LVCT’s focus is on the scale-up of quality-assured HIV counseling, testing and care services.

About the position
LVCT requires a short term research assistant, with a possibility for long-term engagement at the end of 6 months. The research assistant will support a project that aims to operationalize counsellor supported disclosure (CSD) as recommended in the national HIV Testing and Counselling guidelines. Counsellor supported disclosure will be implemented to increase HIV status disclosure and partner testing among couples. The project will also increase service providers’ skills in providing supported disclosure, pilot a standard counsellor supported disclosure training curriculum and provide evidence for feasibility of integration of counsellor supported disclosure as routine service delivery in standalone HIV Testing and counselling sites

Scope of work:
1. Undertake a literature review and develop a research protocol
2. Provide technical expertise into the development of a training curriculum for counsellors
3. Develop and pilot a CSD intervention that is integrated into routine service delivery

Qualifications and qualities:
1. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
2. Technical knowledge of HIV
3. Self-driven and able to work under pressure
4. Ability to engage with and provide technical assistance to policy makers and programme staff

Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and CV (Max. 3 pgs.) along with contacts for three referees, Salary history and expectations by 5pm, Friday 7th December 2012 to:

Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment (LVCT),
P.O Box 19835, 00202 Nairobi, Kenya
Or email: recruitment@lvct.org

Please note that failure to provide all the information requested will lead to automatic disqualification. LVCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Attending to phone calls with keen phone handling protocols;
  • Responding to enquiries, problem or concerns of IEBC callers;
  • Ensuring that the caller’s concern is accurately documented;
  • Creating , log and tract contacts that require further action;
  • Documenting the Frequently Asked Questions and forward to relevant IEBC department for action;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Recruitment Requirements:
  • Degree in social science (Law, Political Science, Communication, Journalism, Education among others);
  • A good understanding of IEBC’s mandate;
  • Previous experience in customer service and front desk work;
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years of working experience in customer care, call centre, front office desk and related field;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili;
  • Must be computer literate.

Terms of employment
CCR will be contracted:
  • For a duration of six (6) months;
  • For a wage of Kshs: 50,000 only per month;
  • No other benefits or allowances will be paid to them.

Note to Applicants
Applicants attention is drawn to Section 30 of the IEBC Act in which Members or Employees of the Commission will be held liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or to a fine of not more than one million shillings or both for subverting the process of free, fair elections or interfering with the functions of the commission in discharging its duty.
Applicants should fill the online form provided on the Commission website www.iebc.or.ke/careers.

Applications must be received on or before 4th December, 2012.

The Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates will be vetted as per Chapter Six of the Constitution.
O.J.H. Oswago,
CEO/Commission Secretary

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The International School of Kenya is seeking to employ an Assistant Librarian for Technology who will be responsible for managing technology in the library and assisting teachers and librarians with classes. The Recruitment Profile for the position is attached.

Reports To: Librarians
Scope of Work:  The Assistant Librarian for Technology will assist students and other patrons with managing technology in the library.  The Assistant Librarian for Technology provides assistance to students, teachers, and all members of the ISK community to make the best possible use of the Library Media Center and its resources.  The librarians will determine the daily responsibilities concerning this position. 

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Work as a collaborative member of the library/technology team
  2. Assist students with computer technology in the library including access to databases, searching, scanning, and applications such as photo albums, movie making and publishing software
  3. Assist patrons find needed materials and checks out books
  4. Keep library technology (e.g. Kindles and laptops) charged, cleaned and in working order.
  5. Assist teacher-librarians as needed with classes
  6. Manage students who are using the library independently, particularly after school hours
  7. Help to trouble shoot printing and computer problems in the library
  8. Assist in maintaining the library collections, including assisting in processing new books, shelving and maintaining books in the library
  9. Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Librarians
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • University degree
  • Avid reader
  • Good general knowledge and a knowledge of literature
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in working with students (Teaching experience and/or student management skills)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English,
  • Knowledge of MAC computers and applications
  • Flexibility and creativity
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Experience  working in a library  (minimum 2 years)
Experience with interactive technology preferred

Application Process
Qualified candidates may send their CVs to <hrmanager@isk.ac.ke> no later than December 7, 2012. A long-list of candidates will be prepared from the applications received from which a short-list of candidates will be prepared and invited for interview.

Please note that all inquiries regarding the position, or other employment opportunities at ISK should be directed to hrmanager@isk.ac.ke


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FH/Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill in the following vacant position in the Pastoral Livelihood Program (PLP) in Marsabit South, Sololo/Moyale and Isiolo regions.

POSITION TITLE: COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS (3 POSTS)
REPORTING TO: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
CONTRACT PERIOD: 6 Months (with possibility of extension)
DUTY STATION: Marsabit South, Sololo/Moyale and Isiolo regions
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 11TH DECEMBER, 2012

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
  • Community mobilization and sensitization on the goals and objective of the program
  • Conduct community level trainings  under the supervision of the Project office
  • Ensure the usage monitoring questionnaires are filled on a daily basis
  • Supervise project activities at the community level
  • Collect and Compile appropriate data from the field.
  • Participate in special surveys and evaluations carried out in relation to the program.
  • Monitor and review all required and relevant records at the relevant Community institutions supported by the program
  • Conducting regular meetings with Community leaders and beneficiaries on relevant issues.
  • Solicit the support of local leaders and identify the right beneficiaries at the project level
  • Provide support to all local FH staff, church and community leaders, and partner agencies to identify development issues of the community and develop solutions utilizing community and agency resources.
  • Act as a technical resource person to the community in issues related to soil conservation, environmental conservation, and agro forestry, and range management.
  • Mobilize community members by organizing meetings and training's related to meeting FH pastoral livelihoods program goals and objectives.
  • Live in the community and fully participate with the local churches in telling and showing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Adhere to Christian principles pertaining to good moral behavior and conduct, honesty and integrity.
  • Other duties as requested by the Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM)
  1. Diploma in community development or social work ,animal production, Agricultural sciences, animal health or in related field
  2. Minimum of 2 years in community Mobilization work with an NGO.
  3. Good Interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Good command of English and Swahili, ability to speak and understand local language a MUST.
  5. Training and facilitation skills.
  6. Report writing skills a MUST.
  7. A team player with good organizational skills.
  8. Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  9. Knowledge in Computer MS word, MS Excel.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to the: 

Human Resources Manager, FH Kenya, P O BOX 14978 -00800 NAIROBI, Email address: hr_fhkenya@fh.org or drop them at our Nairobi office. (Life Ministry Centre, 3rd Floor Jabavu Road, Kilimani. Next to Kilimani Police station) latest by 11th December, 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Background:
VSF Germany is an International Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in South Sudan, North Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food security but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution, we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. VSF Germany seeks to recruit two (2) qualified and well experienced Project Managers to oversee the implementation of a UNICEF funded project in Upper Nile and Jonglei States in South Sudan. These are field based position.

Key responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the projects implementation.
  • Ensure the project implementation progress is in line with the activity work plan.
  • Permanently monitor activities and report progress to the Head of Programmes
  • Ensure that donor regulations are adhered to and that necessary administrative, financial and implementation controls are observed.
  • Manage the project budget, ensuring strict monitoring on all expenditure.
  • Participate and contribute to relevant project related networks and links.
  • Develop work plans, financial projections and verify all financial reports on the project.
  • Manage the flow of technical reports and compilation of the same in the project narratives for internal and donor reporting.
  • Support internal and external monitoring and evaluation exercises.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific expert agencies and build on arising community needs for furtherance of humanitarian Intervention as required.
  • Represent VSF-Germany in various project forum and networking levels.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
  1. University Degree in Social Sciences/Animal Science/Livestock & Production, Veterinary Medicine or development related field.
  2. Post-graduate degree in development related field preferred
  3. A minimum of 5 years working in Livestock related rural development and emergency projects
  4. Team leadership experience preferred.
  5. Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities
  6. Working Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and Reporting.
  7. Excellent computer knowledge
  8. Managerial and report writing skills
For a detailed Job Description, please visit our website at www.vsfg.org 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus names of 3 referees to the postal or email address or hand deliver to VSF Germany offices in Malakal, Bor, Maban or Hai Malakal area, Juba. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 13th December, 2012 on or before 17.00hrs. Preference will be given to national staff. Considerations will be made as applications are received due to the urgency of the assignment.

VSF Germany, Piedmont Plaza,
Off Ngong’ Road, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 25653, 00603
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: admin_hr@vsfg.org

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About ICS

Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) is an International organization established in the 1980s currently with offices and initiatives in several countries in Africa and Asia while the head offices are in the Netherlands. ICS invests in innovative entrepreneurship projects and social programmes in East Africa. The Africa regional office is located in Nairobi, Kenya. ICS envisages economically empowered communities and societies where people exploit resources available to them in order to increase household incomes and generate community wealth necessary to improve the quality of life. To do this, ICS together with local communities invests in development of various entrepreneurial initiatives to improve agricultural value chains in order to improve efficiency at production, value addition, processing and marketing. Investments in entrepreneurship are then integrated with targeted social programmes on child protection and skillful parenting to create sustainable changes in the lives of children and their societies.


About the position
To support our social initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania, we are looking for a Business Development Officer who will be responsible for developing the Social Business portfolio by creating, developing and monitoring social business cases and projects. S/he works closely with colleagues in the regional/program area offices and with partner organizations in Kenya and Tanzania. S/he will actively build and maintain relationships with external parties and support activities in the area of project management, communications, administration and fundraising. The position will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travels to ICS programme areas.

Responsibilities

  • Formulation and development of business cases in Africa in consultation with staff and partners
  • Development of business plans and proposals and support in fundraising efforts
  • Initiating and maintaining relationships with relevant networks, partners and investors
  • Provide support and manage specific projects/initiatives throughout the project/business cycle
  • Facilitate internal and external learning and sharing on business case development and implementation
Requirements
A degree preferably in economics, agricultural economics, business administration or other relevant field. Experience in agricultural business development and familiarity with lending to farmers’ associations and MSEs. At least five years of relevant professional experience with a reputable NGO, project or private sector organization; Knowledge of microfinance, market development approaches, value chain development and making markets work for the poor will be an added advantage.


If you are a business minded professional with an entrepreneurial flare and a passion to make a difference in people’s lives, send your application to rorecruit@icsafrica.org  

Deadline for submitting applications is 12th December 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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