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Quality Assurance Auditor Job in Nairobi Kenya




Position: Quality Assurance Auditor
 



Location: Nairobi – Kenya  
 



Industry: Textile
 



Our Client a world class manufacturer of children’s apparels and accessories is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Auditor.
 



Overall Purpose: To conduct Quality Assurance inspections and corrective follow-up measures at factories and provide quality assurance advice to the Apparel Sourcing teams.

 


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Conduct factory inspections and enforce the standards of The Company

  • Conduct factory visits to provide guidance and counselling as required

  • Diligently conduct follow-ups with factory production supervisors to check on the status of corrective action

  • Promptly advise necessary Product Technology & Quality Assurance colleagues of any suspected non-compliances with vendors/factories

  • Network with vendors/factories and the Apparel Sourcing teams to conduct a preliminary inspection on the products at the pre-production stage

  • Always answer any queries from and conducts follow-ups with factories and colleagues

  • Address any issues pertaining to product safety, engineering or technology and prevents confirmation of bulk production

  • Identify training opportunities for vendors, factories and colleagues

  • Conduct relevant workshops and seminars on product inspection

  • Participate in relevant industry training in Product Technology & Quality Assurance This Role

  • Description is subject to change and does not include all tasks to be assigned to the employee due to business needs.

  • Must be willing to follow any other instructions and complete any other tasks as requested by his/her supervisor.


Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Apparel related field

  • 7 years in Apparel Manufacturing, Product Technology, Quality Assurance, Product Inspection or similar field

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Product Technology standards for children apparel and/or products

  • Ability to quickly identify production or product technology problem areas and quickly recommend solutions

  • Possess a strong attention to detail and time management

  • Ability to network with business partners of diverse cultural backgrounds on a global scale

  • Confidence in fulfilling a majority of the Key Performance Indicators for this position

  • Committed to supporting company in becoming a world-class sourcing organization


How to Apply




To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before close of business 24th August, 2016. 



Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line. 




‘NB: Flexi Personnel Ltd does not charge candidates for job placement





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Head of Media and Production Job in Nairobi Kenya




Head of Media and Production
 



Location: Nairobi

Summary: We seek to recruit a highly talented and experienced media professional to head the Media and Production department of our client, – a Media house.


Accountabilities: Media production manager will work in production of film, photography, sound and videography. 




The incumbent will play a key role in program production by organizing schedules, budgets and people. 


 


Production manager will be involved at each stage of a program, from initial planning, estimating and scheduling, through filming or recording, and on to final budget and production reports. 



The person will be involved in scripting, editing and camera operations.

The Person



  • Have good experience of video and sound production

  • Possess technical skills in production, scripting, editing, camera operations etc.

  • Hands on experience in the day to day operations of the media house

  • Ability to manage a team and grow business

  • Have excellent knowledge of the photography, videography and sound production

  • Have a thorough understanding of production processes

  • Be dynamic and highly self-motivated

  • Be prepared to work long hours

  • Be able to react calmly under intense pressure.

  • Have good planning and admin skills

  • Be highly organized

  • Have good team skills and interpersonal skills

  • Understand relevant software packages

  • Be experienced at creating and managing budgets

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Degree or Diploma in Mass communication or any other relevant academic qualification with 3-5 years’ experience in a media house as a Production Manager or Assistant Production manager 


How to Apply




If you meet the above criteria, there is a very attractive package for you; send a detailed CV to recruitment@nawirikenya.com




Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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Software Sales and Marketing Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya




Software Sales and Marketing Executive
 



Location: Nairobi

Summary: Our client a leading software solutions company in Nairobi is looking for high competent talents to fill in the position of Sales and Marketing executive; to work full time and earn a salary and commissions on the set targets.


Core Duties and Responsibilities



  • Recognize the needs of the customer and provide detailed information to the customer about the technical specifications of the computer software offered by the company.

  • Takes orders over the phone and in person

  • Advises customers on technical matters and recommends appropriate software configurations.

  • Solicits information about software needs from customers.

  • Negotiate price for the sale.

  • Provide technical support after merchandise is purchased.

  • Construct sales pitches and presentations.

  • Travel to areas where needs are projected.

  • Stay abreast of market trends.

  • Serve as a customer service rep for customers who have questions or difficulties.

  • Demonstrate product features before a sale.

  • Negotiate a business agreement

  • Help customers maximize the use of software features

  • Advise on appropriate user training

  • Maintain awareness and keep abreast of constantly changing software, hardware systems and peripherals


Skills and Competencies


  • Degree or Diploma in Sales and Marketing with experience selling computer software

  • Degree or Diploma in IT with experience selling computer software

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience selling and marketing computer software

  • Excellent grass root knowledge of Kenyan market

  • Aggressive with business acumen

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


If you meet the above criteria, send a detailed CV to recruitment@nawirikenya.com




Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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Wananchi Telecom Voice Engineer Job in Kenya



Wananchi Telecom



Job Title: Voice Engineer 



Effective Date: Immediately
 



H.O.D: Technical Manager
 



Business Unit: Wananchi Telecom Ltd 




Report to: Product Manager-WTL
 



Company Profile: Wananchi Telecom Ltd is part of the Wananchi Group Holding. Wananchi Group Holding is one of East African’s leading internet, data and entertainment companies, first Triple Play brand, incorporating broadband internet, cable television and voice services. 


 


Wananchi Telecom Ltd is a carrier of carriers and provide wholesale telecommunications services to
ISPs and Telcoms across the region.




Description: As Voice Engineer, you will be primarily responsible for maintaining, upgrading and developing WTL’s Voice infrastructure and implementing changes in response to user, customer or carrier’s requests and projects work. 



The Voice infrastructure includes the class 5 softswitch, internal IP Telephony platform (MyPBX), media proxy and media gateways, E1 voice gateways as well as integration with PSTN providers and internet based providers. 



You will be required to be a mentor to less experienced staff and deal with escalations issues from other members of the team and other departments




Key Responsibilities
 



Advanced knowledge of voice systems (soft switch, media gateways ,ATAs, SS7 and IVR Systems


  • Creating of new carrier

  • Call routings

  • Diagnose and resolve faults on the Voice soft switch, E1 or client IP-PBX

  • Ensure the VoIP platform performance and availability is within the stipulated


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


  • Produce network designs to meet tactical and commercial expectations

  • Ensure key Voce performance parameters are monitored by the NOC and propose improvements in monitoring to accurately measure the overall performance of the network.

  • Liaise with third-party vendors in the resolution of Voice issues or VoIP equipment faults.

  • Handle second or third level escalations from the NOC or from other team members

  • Identify operational problems and contribute to their resolution

  • Act as the technical lead for projects in the Voice platform

  • Liaise with OSS and BSS teams to ensure these tools interact optimally with the VoIP platform


Education, Skills and Experience Required for the position
 



Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Engineering, Telecommunication or related field

  • At least 3 years’ experience, 2 of which will be in a Service Providers or large enterprise environment

  • Must hold Cisco CCVP or equivalent certification

  • Advanced knowledge of voice technologies such as E1 or protocols such as SIP.


Skills & Experience.


  • Advanced knowledge of voice systems (soft switch, media gateways ,ATAs, SS7 and IVR Systems

  • Must have working knowledge of Asterisk, IP-PBX or equivalent

  • Proficient in written and spoken English

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Ability and interest in learning technology related skills

  • Ability to present and articulate technical issues to non-technical staff


Work Environment: Ability to travel regionally and/or nationally as required.




How to Apply



 
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to recruitment@wtl.co.ke, subject heading VOICE ENGINEER- WHOLESALE/CARRIER BUSINESS, not later than 26th August 2016.




Wananchi Telecom Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate. 



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted




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Sales Representative / Sales Executive Career in Nairobi, Kenya




Position: Sales Representative / Sales Executive

Job Ref.: PSL-295026


Location: Nairobi


Our client is a startup company that will be dealing with payments of bills settlement e.g. rent, school fees and other services.


A sales associate job entails providing information about the services of the company have clients in order to increase the company sales and to develop or maintain long term relationships with the existing and prospective clients. 



 


We expect our sales associate to work with the sales director or chief operating officer to develop sales programs and strategies to attain annual budget targets. 



In addition, a sales associate assists in the development as well as execution of sales programs specifically in technical support, customer site visit, trade show activities and telemarketing.

Major Responsibilities



  • Must have excellent verbal communication skills

  • Must have the innate desire to succeed.

  • Must have an outgoing and assertive personality.

  • Computer skills are necessary to manage your account

  • Must work well in a team environment.

  • Sales experience is necessary and desirable and at least customer service experience

  • Must demonstrate that you can sell and provide superior customer service.

  • Must be detailed-oriented (spelling, grammar, proofreading).

  • Must be very organized.

  • Creating marketing and sales planning to reach the target of the company’s sales.

  • Dealing with the marketing and sales strategies

  • Accomplishing the action for the plans

  • Must possess this qualities (empathy, focus, responsibility, optimism and ego drive).

  • Excelling or meeting personal sales target while demonstrating a solid customer focus.

  • Developing a story service/product knowledge as well as customer knowledge.


Skills and Specifications / Qualifications


  • Able to initiate or demonstrate strong personal sales function independently and as part of a team.

  • Passion to turn prospects into customer and persistent determination with telephone sales.

  • Able to prepare and deliver efficient customized sale proposals and presentations to professionals at senior and mid management levels.

  • Good organization and excellent time management skills.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • At least have sales experience.

  • Must be 24 of age and above.

  • Computer skills are necessary.

  • Graduated form four course.


Compensation: The monthly salary ranges between 20,000 + 30,000 and other benefits /bonuses.

Application Guidelines:


Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact, to salesjobs254@gmail.com (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR & THE JOB REF)


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Note: We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews






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Mobile Field Engineer Job in Nairobi, Kenya




Position: Mobile Field Engineer

Job Ref.: PRW-292344


Location: Nairobi, Kenya


Customer Service Center Europe GmbH (CSC) is an aerospace Joint Venture Company between the organisation and the unit providing overhaul and repair services, customer support and spare engine sales to operators of company products within Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 




We add value by leveraging the services and relationships of both partners in providing integrated solutions to delight our customers.


 


We are currently establishing an independent engine support capability and require a Mobile Field Support Engineer to support our new operation. 



Your primary job function will be to provide mobile field support to the organisation’s Customers. 



This will include dispatch to customer facilities at a moment notice. You will undertake repairs on the organisation’s aircraft engines – up to and including Hot Section Inspection and Line Maintenance.

As well as hands-on engine support, this role requires that you project manage each engine, from initial contact with the customer, through to generation of commercial and technical reports in accordance with work performed. Initial training will be undertaken at the organisation’s various bases.


Key Tasks



  • Ensure all technical documentation has been correctly completed prior to commencement of work. Maintain and complete work files and relevant documentation.

  • Build engines to defined standard ensuring fit, clearance and modification levels are accurate using appropriate company hand tools and measuring equipment.

  • Ensure that all necessary attempts are made to carry out repairs which can be performed at the customer’s facility or on-wing/deck. Engine removal should be regarded as the last resort.

  • Be aware of the commercial aspects of the work requirements, constantly seek improvements to turn-time and cost reductions and negotiate with the customer as appropriate.

  • Generation of accurate cost estimates and technical reports as required. Advise the customer of any escalation in cost.

  • Generation of invoices and final technical reports in accordance with work performed.

  • Generate good customer communication and issue regular status for in house work as necessary.


Your Profile

A time-served aviation engineer – ideally with engine assembly and component machining capability – you will have at least 5 years’ experience of working within a similar environment, along with the proven ability to negotiate with customers and the knowledge and experience of the commercial aspects of aviation disciplines. 




You should have a goal-oriented approach to work and enjoy working independently.

Application Guidelines:


Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact, to eastafricaposting@gmail.com (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR & THE JOB REF)


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Note: We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews






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HVAC Technician Job in Kenya




Position: HVAC Technician

A leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in Africa with a strong East Africa


Position Description: The HVAC Technician, reports to the Chief Engineer 




The holder of this position shall be responsible for servicing and repairing, air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating units, Experience with installation; ability to install HVAC without supervision.

Job Responsibilities




The responsibilities of the HVAC Technician will be as follows but not limited to;



  • Maintain and repair all refrigeration equipment, coolers, and troubleshoot all HVAC equipment.

  • Strong knowledge of chillers and most HVAC systems,

  • Manage all metal duct components and install all HVAC systems.

  • Provide solutions for all emergency alarm in systems and repair all ventilating and air conditioning units.

  • Manage all data centre applications and operate various centrifugal chillers.

  • Monitor all resources and ensure optimal utilization for same to achieve all Customer objectives.

  • Perform calculations and implement various plans for HVAC.

  • Maintain all deliverables for projects to maintain optimal qualities within required timeframe and coordinate with stakeholders to analyse all project requirements.

  • Perform audit on all HVAC system, collect data, perform periodic evaluation and monitor all log books.

  • Analyze all load programs, perform required calculations on same and manage all electrical requirements for HVAC equipment.

  • Perform all Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration duties within BAL establishments.

  • Installation, inspecting, testing, commissioning and maintenance of HVAC systems and equipment, including compressors, condensers, chillers.

  • Conduct regular preventive maintenance inspection of refrigeration units, and electrically operated air conditioning equipment including cleaning filters and compressors.

  • Monitor, repair or replace defective parts in units and equipment controls including thermostats, automatic switches, fan control, compressors, heat exchangers, high limit controls, pressure controls and safety valves.

  • Perform skilled electrical maintenance work in the repair, installation and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, motor and wiring systems as needed.

  • Test and examine operations, observing meters and pressure gauge as well as perform any corrective maintenance activities.

  • Perform / review cooling load calculations, ventilation requirements, design drawings, and HVAC control systems.

  • Joining pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit.

  • Repairing or replacing defective equipment, components, or wiring.


How to Apply

email your application to engvacancy1@gmail.com






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Norwegian Refugee Council CaLP Regional Focal Point Job Re-Advertisement in Nairobi, Kenya




Norwegian Refugee Council
 



Re-Advertisement: CaLP Regional Focal Point – East Africa – Kenya
 



Ref. No: 3177961244
 



Job Location: Nairobi

CaLP is looking for qualified candidates for the key role of Regional Focal Point for East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. 




If you have a proven track record in networking, coordination, representation, and the development of strategic partnerships at senior levels, along with substantial experience of humanitarian programming in a range of contexts, and are looking for an exciting opportunity within a growing organisation, this could be the job for you. 


 


If you understand the critical role that cash transfer programming has the potential to play in helping to re-shape and develop more effective emergency response programming and systems, and would like to contribute to supporting this, this is your chance to work with and for the largest global network of CTP stakeholders. 



As a CaLP Regional Focal Point, you would have a pivotal position in defining and implementing a regional strategy and related activities, including linking these to global initiatives, and ensuring that CaLP’s work is addressing the humanitarian and CTP priorities of agencies and beneficiaries in East Africa. 



While direct and extensive technical and operational experience of CTP is a clear value-added for this role, it may not be essential where candidates possess other key skills, and can demonstrate sufficient understanding of, and interest in, the use of CTP in humanitarian contexts. 



This role is hosted and contracted by the Norwegian Refugee Council.




Job Description


  • Responsible for the development and ownership of the CaLP regional strategy in line with CaLP global strategy including defining with the CaLP global and technical team the priority countries and appropriate linkages.

  • Contribute to revisions of the CaLP Global Strategy, including the capacity building, advocacy, and research strategies, and any other strategic documents, as required

  • Ensure the activities implemented in the region (e.g. capacity building) are in alignment with the global and regional strategies.

  • Develop regional strategic partnerships in line with the global/regional strategy.

  • Engage proactively with donors, governments, and the private sector to attract funding of CaLP plans/activities on country and regional levels as per the CaLP global, regional and funding strategy.

  • Lead on the development of proposals and reports for the region, and contribute to global CaLP funding efforts where requested

  • Responsible for grant and budget management at the regional level, in coordination with the global business support and funding staff, including budget follow-up, and maintaining up to date work planning for regional activities

  • Work with existing coordination systems to promote cash coordination and good practice in the region. This will entail linking with the existing coordination mechanisms at country and regional levels (e.g. clusters, CWG), and may require engaging in technical facilitation and networking for the creation or re-establishment of national cash coordination mechanisms where necessary.

  • Lead and convene regular meetings of the Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) in Nairobi, ensuring that the content and direction of the meetings corresponds to regional CTP thematic and coordination priorities

  • In collaboration with the global capacity building team, support the regional CBO in the implementation of capacity building activities in accordance with the capacity building strategy and regional priorities. This includes the components of the Standard Training Package, ToTs, Building Individual Expertise, and Strengthening Institutional Capacity.

  • Work with the CBO and Administrator to contribute to, approve and validate regional training plans (for CaLP-led trainings and ToTs), and ensure effective administrative and logistical systems are in place for training delivery

  • Support the CBO and the global team in coordinating with agencies wishing to run CaLP-affiliated trainings in the region

  • Support the global team and CBO in the identification of organisations to participate in the Strengthening Institutional Capacity program, and contribute to the implementation of related activities as needed

  • Document good practice and innovations, and ensure information management on regional and country level, for sharing with the wider regional/global community of practice.


Qualifications


  • A post-graduate degree in socio-economic, food security, livelihoods, social science or equivalent.

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in humanitarian/development programming, including substantial experience of cash transfer programming at technical implementation and advisory level for international organisations / institutions in rapid onset and chronic emergency contexts

  • Technically and operationally experienced in all aspects of the project cycle on CTP, including market assessment and analysis tools, multi-sectoral / multi-purpose CTP and a broad understanding of delivery mechanisms, opportunities and implications presented by new technologies

  • Proven ability to network, influence, negotiate, coordinate, represent and pursue relevant technical related collaboration work with a proven track record in influencing multi-lateral organisations, governments or other significant institutions at global / senior levels.

  • A broad understanding of roles and responsibilities of the international humanitarian architecture including key actors, global clusters, systems and processes that underpin humanitarian preparedness, response and early recovery stemming from experience in working with NGOs as well as donor and / or UN organisations.


Education field: Social science

Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree


Personal qualities



  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with ability to manage own workload and meet organisational and external deadlines.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural team playing skills, together with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.

  • Ability to project manage complex projects and multidisciplinary/cross-sector technical work including human resource and financial management skills, often requiring a high degree of independent initiative, judgement negotiating and decision making skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with a geographically dispersed team.

  • Proven experience of the major humanitarian donor reporting and proposal procedures (ECHO, OFDA etc.).

  • Proven management experience.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender and equal opportunities in humanitarian work.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and individual team members.

  • French language skills (verbal and written)

  • Experience working in the East Africa region


Language: English

We offer



  • Duration of contract: 12 months renewable

  • Duty station: Nairobi

  • Salary: According to NRC’s general directions


Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected


Search criteria:



  • Location: Kenya

  • Industry: Emergency Relief

  • Special field: Executive / Management

  • Role: Senior executive


How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.no to apply online


Deadline for application: 04/09/2016






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Kenya: CaLP Regional Focal Point – East Africa -

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council

Country: Kenya

Closing date: 04 Sep 2016


RE-ADVERTISEMENT CaLP Regional Focal Point – East Africa – Kenya
Norwegian Refugee Council


THIS POSITION IS RE-ADVERTISED.

CaLP is looking for qualified candidates for the key role of Regional Focal Point for East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. If you have a proven track record in networking, coordination, representation, and the development of strategic partnerships at senior levels, along with substantial experience of humanitarian programming in a range of contexts, and are looking for an exciting opportunity within a growing organisation, this could be the job for you. If you understand the critical role that cash transfer programming has the potential to play in helping to re-shape and develop more effective emergency response programming and systems, and would like to contribute to supporting this, this is your chance to work with and for the largest global network of CTP stakeholders. As a CaLP Regional Focal Point, you would have a pivotal position in defining and implementing a regional strategy and related activities, including linking these to global initiatives, and ensuring that CaLP’s work is addressing the humanitarian and CTP priorities of agencies and beneficiaries in East Africa. While direct and extensive technical and operational experience of CTP is a clear value-added for this role, it may not be essential where candidates possess other key skills, and can demonstrate sufficient understanding of, and interest in, the use of CTP in humanitarian contexts. This role is hosted and contracted by the Norwegian Refugee Council.


Job description


  • Responsible for the development and ownership of the CaLP regional strategy in line with CaLP global strategy including defining with the CaLP global and technical team the priority countries and appropriate linkages.

  • Contribute to revisions of the CaLP Global Strategy, including the capacity building, advocacy, and research strategies, and any other strategic documents, as required

  • Ensure the activities implemented in the region (e.g. capacity building) are in alignment with the global and regional strategies.

  • Develop regional strategic partnerships in line with the global/regional strategy.

  • Engage proactively with donors, governments, and the private sector to attract funding of CaLP plans/activities on country and regional levels as per the CaLP global, regional and funding strategy.

  • Lead on the development of proposals and reports for the region, and contribute to global CaLP funding efforts where requested

  • Responsible for grant and budget management at the regional level, in coordination with the global business support and funding staff, including budget follow-up, and maintaining up to date work planning for regional activities

  • Work with existing coordination systems to promote cash coordination and good practice in the region. This will entail linking with the existing coordination mechanisms at country and regional levels (e.g. clusters, CWG), and may require engaging in technical facilitation and networking for the creation or re-establishment of national cash coordination mechanisms where necessary.

  • Lead and convene regular meetings of the Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) in Nairobi, ensuring that the content and direction of the meetings corresponds to regional CTP thematic and coordination priorities

  • In collaboration with the global capacity building team, support the regional CBO in the implementation of capacity building activities in accordance with the capacity building strategy and regional priorities. This includes the components of the Standard Training Package, ToTs, Building Individual Expertise, and Strengthening Institutional Capacity.

  • Work with the CBO and Administrator to contribute to, approve and validate regional training plans (for CaLP-led trainings and ToTs), and ensure effective administrative and logistical systems are in place for training delivery

  • Support the CBO and the global team in coordinating with agencies wishing to run CaLP-affiliated trainings in the region

  • Support the global team and CBO in the identification of organisations to participate in the Strengthening Institutional Capacity program, and contribute to the implementation of related activities as needed

  • Document good practice and innovations, and ensure information management on regional and country level, for sharing with the wider regional/global community of practice.

Qualifications


  • A post-graduate degree in socio-economic, food security, livelihoods, social science or equivalent.

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in humanitarian/development programming, including substantial experience of cash transfer programming at technical implementation and advisory level for international organisations / institutions in rapid onset and chronic emergency contexts

  • Technically and operationally experienced in all aspects of the project cycle on CTP, including market assessment and analysis tools, multi-sectoral / multi-purpose CTP and a broad understanding of delivery mechanisms, opportunities and implications presented by new technologies

  • Proven ability to network, influence, negotiate, coordinate, represent and pursue relevant technical related collaboration work with a proven track record in influencing multi-lateral organisations, governments or other significant institutions at global / senior levels.

  • A broad understanding of roles and responsibilities of the international humanitarian architecture including key actors, global clusters, systems and processes that underpin humanitarian preparedness, response and early recovery stemming from experience in working with NGOs as well as donor and / or UN organisations.

Education field


  • Social sciense

Education level


  • College / University, Bachelor"s degree

Personal qualities


  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with ability to manage own workload and meet organisational and external deadlines.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural team playing skills, together with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.

  • Ability to project manage complex projects and multidisciplinary/cross-sector technical work including human resource and financial management skills, often requiring a high degree of independent initiative, judgement negotiating and decision making skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with a geographically dispersed team.

  • Proven experience of the major humanitarian donor reporting and proposal procedures (ECHO, OFDA etc.).

  • Proven management experience.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender and equal opportunities in humanitarian work.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and individual team members.

  • French language skills (verbal and written)

  • Experience working in the East Africa region

Language


  • English

We offer


  • Duration of contract: 12 months renewable

  • Duty station: Nairobi

  • Salary: According to NRC"s general directions

Miscellaneous info


  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected


How to apply:

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies.



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Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Grants Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya



Norwegian Refugee Council
 



Regional Grants Coordinator (Kenya Nationals) – Region Horn of Africa
 



Ref. No: 3176801980
 



Job Location: Nairobi
 



The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 



NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.


 


The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 



In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs




NRC’s Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across eight countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan. 



NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. 



The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The main purpose of the Regional Grants Coordinator (RGC) is to assist the Regional Programme Director (RPD) in ensuring that donor obligations and requirements of Multi Country programme funding are met with high quality programming approach. 




As delegated, the RGC is responsible for assisting Programme staff of the selected small country programmes in the region with key issues related to designing projects, proposal writing, project monitoring and reporting while ensuring efficient grants administration.




Job description

Generic Responsibilities



  • Support in the strategic planning, programme development and reviews for the selected country programmes in the region

  • Responsible for quality control of content for the multi country proposals including coordination of inputs from relevant Core Competency advisors in the region

  • Responsible for the compilation of the regional reports including the Triannual BSC reports in collaboration with the regional heads of departments

  • Prepare country fact sheets and other relevant information pieces for the selected country programmes

  • Promote the rights of the displacement affected communities (Refugees/ IDPs/returnees) in line with the advocacy strategy

  • Represent NRC in relevant forums based on thematic areas as assigned by line manager

  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedure


Specific responsibilities


  • Responsible for the review of proposals, budgets and reports for the selected county programmes in the region to ensure high quality that meets donor requirements

  • Support with grants start up meetings, programme reviews and ensure lesson learned are captured and documented to help improve on the programme delivery in the selected countries of support

  • Establish and maintain grants tracking systems, processes, documentation and databases for effective grants management for selected countries of support

  • Field visits to support and train staff on issues such as grants management, project cycle management, proposal and report writing

  • Support in the timely budgetary revisions at project level in close collaboration with finance staff for the selected countries of support

  • Support LEAN initiatives in the country programme aiming at reducing operational time and improving control

  • Ensure full compliance with requirements and conditions in grant agreements and contracts, in close cooperation with programme, support, and finance departments


Qualifications


  • At least 5 years’ experience in program and project design, implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation and report writing

  • Strong planning, coordination, organisational and project management skills and ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks

  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, menioring and other formal and non-formal methods

  • Ability to design and train others on PCM and Logical Framework Approaches and sound knowledge of participatory approaches and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks

  • Knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements e.g. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID/OFDA, ECHO/EC, UNHCR, SIDA, Danida, etc

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills

  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Above average computer literacy, especially in common software programmes


Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities



  • Handling insecure environments

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Managing performance and development

  • Communicating with impact and respect

  • Strategic thinking, result oriented and diplomatic

  • Initiating action, culturally sensitive and coping with change

  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision

  • Flexible, innovative and creative, confident in taking initiatives and exploring new opportunities

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Language: English

We offer


Duty station: Nairobi
 




Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension. 



Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. 



The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi
 



40% Travel is expected.

Miscellaneous info


Travel: Some travelling must be expected
 




Search criteria:


  • Location: Kenya

  • Industry: Emergency Relief

  • Special field: Project management

  • Role: Supervisor


How to Apply




Deadline for application: 04/09/2016 




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XRX Technologies Motor Cycle Riders Job in Kenya




Vacancy: Motor Cycle Riders




Duties


  • Delivery of  products and goods to our clients

  • Making sure deliveries are done on time

  • Inspect and maintain tires, brakes, lights, and gas / fuel when running low.

  • Ensure the motor vehicle is serviced on time and in proper working condition

  • Ensure the motor vehicles are clean all the Time

  • Ensure Inspections are done on time

  • Making sure the Insurances for the cars are up-to date

  • Load merchandise into van or truck.

  • Follow traffic signs and street signs to get to destination.

  • Ensure address on package and inventory loads match up to delivery Note.

  • Ensure hand-in of delivery paperwork to the procurement and logistics department for filling and facilitation of payments

  • Take payments when needed.

  • Monitor traffic conditions to avoid delays.

  • Escalate any challenges experience on ground during deliveries


Academic


  • Valid professional Driving License


Experience



Work related skills


  • Good organizational skills and Time Management

  • Aggressive and Result Oriented

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Good leadership qualities


Personal attributes


  • Positive ‘Can Do’ Attitude.

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Trustworthy

  • Team player

  • Extrovert

  • Strong customer relation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills


Complexity and difficulty of the work


  • A demanding job that requires high level of time management, accuracy and integrity


Successful performance standards


  • To make deliveries on time

  • To have no Traffic Offences

  • To ensure the Company cars are in good working condition


How to Apply

E-mail your application to grace.macharia@xrxtechnologies.co.ke






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Sales Consultant Job in Kenya




Job Title: Sales Consultant
 



Reports to: Branch Manager
 



Direct Reports: Nil

Nature and Purpose: You are expected to work closely with the Manager in championing sales initiatives, and achieving agreed key sales performance parameters. 




You will take a notable role in helping the Company re-affirm its position in the market as the global leader in Washrooms & Pest Control Solutions. 


 


You are also expected to develop sales plans that are effective and that result in tangible positive results and noticeable market growth, as well as champion cross selling initiatives within the allocated region.

The position requires an aggressive seller with upfront customer and market knowledge and intelligence for the territory.
 




Key Responsibilities


  • Visiting potential/existing customers to demonstrate all the services and products offered. Communicate effectively to customers, giving precise solutions and present quotations in a most professional manner

  • Up sell, cross sell, identify and develop new business from existing customers to increase the service range within the region

  • Close sales and convince clients why services offered by the Company are superior and beneficial than what competition offers

  • Responsible for price increases notification/mediation to the clients

  • Undertake debt collection for the customers and maintaining agreed credit terms

  • Achievement of the desired and agreed sales growth target for your portfolio.

  • Improvement, enhancement and achievement of agreed client retention rate. Building and maintaining strong professional client relationships aimed at retaining existing clients.

  • Create a relevant and historic customer data base by maintain complete records of all activities regarding customer visits, complaints etc  

  • Monitoring the day to day commercial performance of each account within your portfolio.

  • Carry out analysis and provide detailed sales & service information for the client portfolio and make reports to the Manager as and when required

  • Daily liaison with other members of the service teams to provide information and ensure that customers receive excellent customer service

  • Noting and advising on changes and trends in the marketplace and the activities of competitors to ensure Initial services and products remain highly visible and preferred by customers


Qualifications / Knowledge and Experience


  • A Sales/Marketing degree, or a business related degree from a recognized university with experience in sales, or diploma in sales or its equivalent will be considered.

  • Must have a minimum 3 years practical experience in sales and marketing

  • Valid driver licence


Critical Competencies

Personal Attributes



  • Attention to detail: shows strong concern for accuracy, detail and timeliness

  • Integrity and compliance : committed to high ethical standards and upholds policies

  • Flexibility : adapts comfortably to a wide variety of people and situations

  • Passion to service delivery.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills


  • Relationship building : works to build close relationships and teamwork with business managers in all departments

  • Presentation skills : communicates clearly and confidently by written and verbal means

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong problem solving skills/solution driven

  • High level of computer proficiency


Organisation and Leadership


  • Planning : organises time efficiently with the ability to prioritize

  • Organisation: keeps clear records of correspondences with customers and produces detailed action plans. 

  • Maintains reports and gives feed back on time

  • Monitoring and control: closely monitors sales related KPIs and gives prompt feed back to staff & management.


How to Apply



Qualified candidates to send their cvs to cvs@cdl.co.ke on or before 23rd August 2016 indicating current and expected salary with the subject being Sales Consultant

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted






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Kenya: SUPPORT FOR ROLL-OUT OF AN AUTOMATED CUSTOMER BILLING SOFTWARE FOR LODWAR WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY LTD (LOWASCO)

Organization: Oxfam GB

Country: Kenya

Closing date: 29 Aug 2016


1.0 Introduction


1.1 Project Background


Oxfam and five WRP Consortium partners (Practical Action, Concern Worldwide, Sanergy, BBC Media, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor WSUP) have been contracted by DFID to fast track the attainment of Target 7C of Goal 7 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation under the WASH Results Programme (WRP). This programme focuses across the three largest arid and semi-arid counties of Northern Kenya (Turkana, Marsabit and Wajir) and at least three informal settlements (slums) of Nairobi (Dandora, Kawangare and Mukuru).


Under this project, Oxfam and the other WRP consortium partners, continue to work closely with county governments and water service providers in the design and implementation of infrastructural works as well as strengthening the capacity the water services providers to be able to sustainably operate and manage their water utilities. It is for this objective that Oxfam has partnered with Turkana County Government to improve access to water and sanitation services in select communities within Turkana County. This will include areas served by registered Water Users Associations (WUAs) as well as Water Service Providers (WSPs) i.e. Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company (LOWASCO) and Kakuma Water Service Providers (KAWASEPRO).


1.2 LOWASCO Background


Lodwar Water and Sanitation Company Ltd (LOWASCO) is a corporate entity that was established in 2007under the Companies Act, Cap 286 Laws of Kenya. The core business of LOWASCO is the provision of efficient and affordable water and sanitation services to the residents of its area of jurisdiction as defined in the Service Provision Agreement (SPA).


The governance and leadership of LOWASCO is entrusted to the Board of Directors headed by the Chairman and 7 Committee Members.


In summary:


· LOWASCO serves approximately 120,000 in Lodwar town and its environs.


· The Company has 9 No boreholes located along River Turkwel, the boreholes are either electrically or solar powered.


· Production is on average 100,000m3/month which is below the demand which is approximated to be 250,000m3/month.


· LOWASCO has 1,500m3 of storage


· The reticulation system has approximately 170km of pipeline ranging from 32mm to 110mm both GI and uPVC.


· The reticulation system is divided into two zones and 8 sub-zones.


· It has 32 water kiosks and 6,500 Individual Connections (ICs). Only 28 kiosks are functioning at the moment.


· LOWASCO serves both the commercial customers and institutions besides the ICs.


· It has 43 permanent staffs and 29 employed on casual basis.


· Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is on average 40%.


2.0 Objective of the Assignment


The aim of these ToRs is to engage services of a qualified consultant to install and operationalise a computerised billing system for LOWASCO, and in addition, capacity build LOWASCO staff for accurate, timely and cost efficient billing of customers.


3.0 Key Tasks and the Approach


It is expected that the approach adopted will include:


a) An initial in-depth assessment of LOWASCO’s current billing approach, existing billing infrastructure and staff capacity to identify strengths and weaknesses. Thereafter, the consultant shall provide a brief findings report that include recommendations on the priority support areas key to operationalise computerised billing in LOWASCO.


b) Provide and Install a licensed software, test to ensure complete functionality and network access by all LOWASCO computers/staff responsible for billing and reporting/M&E. References of where software has been installed and is functional should be given.


c) Provide tailor made training to LOWASCO staff (based on individual JD/roles and responsibilities) on how to effectively use the billing software, update, set up information and troubleshoot in case of future technical hitches.


d) Immediately following point (C) above, provide ongoing/staggered support to billing team of LOWASCO on any arising issues in the course of their day to day usage of the installed billed software.


4.0 Key Deliverables


a) A brief findings report with recommendations on pre-conditions key for effective and efficient billing of LOWASCO customers


b) A Billing software (indicate make, cost and operating license fees), installed and functional in all billing computers as advised by LOWASCO.


c) LOWASCO staff training on software utilisation.


d) Staged on-site support through visits, to address any emerging issues.


e) Final Assignment report.


5.0 Assignment Duration


The duration of the assignment shall be a maximum of 15 working days, to be delivered by the 31st October 2016.


6.0 Budget


Interested Consultants are encouraged to submit a proposal with the budget required to undertake this assignment in the most efficient manner to produce a high quality product. The budget should cover the professional fees required to undertake the assignment and the cost of supply and installation of the billing software. The budget should exclude field costs (travel, meals and accommodation costs) which shall be provided by Oxfam.


Proposals will be evaluated based on both their technical merit and price competitiveness.


7.0 Monitoring and Reporting


The consultant will work closely with Oxfam WASH Advocacy manager and the Public Health Team Leader.


S/he will report to the responsible Oxfam WASH Advisor.


8.0 Qualifications


Individual consultants or firms are eligible to submit their proposals for this assignment. They should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications in order to be eligible for this assignment:


o An advanced degree in a field relevant to water services management;


o Over 6 years of experience in the Kenya Water Sector;


o Strong knowledge of the Kenya water services delivery sector institutions and roles, policies and current agenda;


o Experience in providing billing services/advice to WSPs in Kenya;


o Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



How to apply:

Kindly submit applications via email to: hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk by COB 29th August 2016, 4pm indicating on the subject line ‘**ROLL-OUT OF AN AUTOMATED CUSTOMER BILLING SOFTWARE’**


Applications must include the following:


a) Technical Proposal detailing the approach and workplan


b) Financial Proposal


c) A Curriculum Vitae of no more than 4 pages



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Budget Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager Job along Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya




Sales & Marketing Manager
 



Our client is an establishment operating a 3-Star budget hotel with 61 rooms located along Waiyaki Way, Westlands area.
 



We are seeking applications from highly energetic, dynamic and well exposed candidates who are available to fill the position of a Restaurant Manager, who will be reporting to the General Manager.
 



Purpose: Markets products by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; tracking sales data; maintaining promotional materials inventory; planning meetings and presentations; maintaining databases; preparing reports. 




Plan, direct and implement Sales strategies and programs to achieve or exceed the sales objectives for the company
 



Context


  • Maximize occupancy and average rate of hotel through creative and selective selling.

  • Adhere to Peabody grooming standards and exemplify Peabody Service Excellence


Key Outputs


  • Maintain confidentiality of guest and associates information and pertinent hotel data

  • Ascertain departmental training needs and provide such training

  • Direct development and performance of staff and provide timely feedback on the same

  • Work well under pressure of organizing and attaining production schedules and timelines.

  • Prepare and administer timely Performance Evaluations according to hotel standards.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental, divisional, and hotel policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.

  • Anticipate guests’ needs and respond promptly to guests’ requests and resolve guest complaints.

  • Be familiar with all Hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond to guest inquiries accurately.

  • Review the daily activities, such as:

  1. House count

  2. Forecasted covers for each outlet

  3. Catering activity

  4. Purchases

  5. Meetings

  6. Appointments

  7. VIPs/special guests

  • Return business telephone calls and all correspondence within 24 hours.

  • Meet or exceed set monthly booking quota in the assigned market.

  • Achieve or exceeding set goals in sales, profit and occupancy for the total hotel operation.

  • Creation of work-plans to facilitate and execute cost-effective and productive sales trips into assigned territory to improve and increase our penetration of that market.

  • Qualification and solicitation of existing and new accounts through:

  1. Personal visits

  2. Telephone calls

  3. Written correspondence

  4. Participation in promotional events

  5. Participation in industry and community events, as well as trade shows

  6. And providing daily reports on the same.

  • Promptly respond (within 24hours) to all inquiries, prospects, and tentative or definite business.

  • Interact with customers during meetings or conventions on the property through:

  1. Exit interview for referrals

  2. Participation in pre and post-convention meetings

  3. Regular contact with future definite meetings.

  • Update and maintain recording system including:

  1. Creation of files as per Peabody’s SOPs

  2. Maintenance of file system

  • Following policies and procedures in detail with respect to files and appropriate forms (Definite Booking Summary, Booking Recaps with memos and comments, and log of calls) filled out completely and accurately

  • Submit monthly action plan and revenue reports to management.

  • Submit monthly industry trend reports to inform management on strategic planning for the organization. 

  • Maintain accurate Delphi computer information on all new and ongoing leads and accounts, including solicitation efforts and maintain up to date traces on all accounts.

  • Maintain and follow OSHA regulations.


Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Professional Certificate in Sales & Marketing


Skill/Knowledge


  • Fully IT literate

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills in English and Kiswahili

  • Ability to comprehend P & L, budget reports, and write commentary

  • Able to use the Delphi System for data retrieval


Experience


  • Minimum of two years in a similar role in a hotel, Media or FMCG industry


Must:


  • Be A Team Player

  • Be An Excellent communicator

  • Be Self-motivated

  • Be Creative

  • Be Flexible

  • Have Integrity

  • Have Ethics

  • Be Passionate

  • Be Punctual

  • Have Proper Time Management

  • Pay Attention to Detail


How to Apply



To apply, email your cover letter, a copy of your updated resume and state your current salary and benefits package and send to admin@peopleinsightslimited.com indicating the position on the subject area. 



Applications must be sent by 24th August 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






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Kenya: Senior Resilience Officer

Organization: Mercy Corps

Country: Kenya

Closing date: 31 Aug 2016


Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position.


PROGRAM SUMMARY:


Mercy Corps is a recognized leader in resilience programming in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). The mandate of Mercy Corps’ Regional Resilience Hub for ESAR is to lead and influence discourse, policy, and practice for innovative, evidence-based, and impactful resilience initiatives that promote progressively-improving well-being. Strategic priority is given to the drylands of four Horn of Africa (HoA) countries—Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda—where high levels of vulnerability and frequent exposure to shocks and stresses propagate a corrosive cycle that undermines development gains.


GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:


Reporting to the Director of Regional Resilience Initiatives (DRRI), the Senior Resilience Officer (SRO) will play an integral role leading and supporting strategic, impactful, high-quality resilience learning and programming across the ESA region. The SRO will be responsible for identifying compelling means and innovative channels for translating resilience learning into action, and for sharing knowledge and ideas with other Mercy Corps’ Resilience Hubs and external stakeholders. This will be accomplished successfully by working closely with country and program teams in ESAR to proactively identify, document, and disseminate lessons, successes, challenges, and opportunities for strengthening resilience. Additional responsibilities will include providing logistical, administrative, and programmatic support to regional resilience initiatives (with particular focus on Mercy Corps’ Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) program); designing, organizing, and delivering trainings, workshops, and other learning events; contributing to the design, organization, implementation, and documentation of resilience-focused research and assessments; assisting in proposal development; and other duties, as identified and assigned by the DRRI.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


  • Network Building & Management: Proactively identify and contribute to managing productive relationships with Mercy Corps country and program teams, current and potential partners, and other stakeholders. Actively engage in and contribute to the regional community of practice for resilience.

  • Program Design and Monitoring: Assist with the conceptualization and development of tools and systems for strengthening Mercy Corps’ regional capacity to design, deliver, monitor, and evaluate resilience programming.

  • Documentation and Dissemination: Proactively identify and pursue innovative ideas for improving the capture, storage, and dissemination of key learning on resilience generated by Mercy Corps’ country and program teams.

  • Thought Leadership: Stay abreast of significant learning, achievements, and ideas around building resilience in ESAR and globally and play a lead role in developing and disseminating thought-leadership pieces.

  • Program/Grants Management: Provide administrative and programmatic support for the successful implementation of regional resilience programming, with particular focus on Mercy Corps’ GRP-funded program; monitor compliance with donor agreements and work plans; ensure timely, accurate, and high-quality reporting by both Mercy Corps and sub-awardees; and other related tasks.

  • Events & Trainings: Provide logistical, administrative and programmatic assistance for the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of events and trainings.

  • Assessments & Research: Contribute to the design, organization, facilitation, and documentation of resilience-focused research and assessments in the region.

  • Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission or reputation.

  • Flexible and eager to take on other additional responsibilities/duties, as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None


REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director, Regional Resilience Initiatives (DRRI)


WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Mercy Corps Regional Team; Mercy Corps country teams and program teams throughout the ESAR; Regional Desks at HQ, the Program and Technical Support Unit (TSU) at HQ; and partners.


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:


  • BA/S in relevant field required; MA/S in international development or related field strongly preferred.


  • 4+ years of relevant, progressive experience, to ideally include:


    • international development and/or humanitarian assistance in East Africa

    • communications, monitoring & evaluation, research, and grant management

    • designing programs and developing proposals



  • Skilled synthesizer, writer, and communicator of diverse and complex information to various audiences, and for various purposes.




  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with quality results.




  • Demonstrated understanding of at least one sectorial and/or operational area related to resilience (i.e. agriculture; climate, energy, and environment; financial inclusion; food security; market systems and economic recovery; governance and partnerships; peace and conflict, etc.)




  • Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).



SUCCESS FACTORS:


  • Excellent capacity to communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.

  • Ability to take initiative for coordinating and planning tasks and work plans with his/her supervisor, and is equally comfortable and capable working independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to easily forge and maintain professional relationships with co-workers, partners, donors, and other key stakeholders.

  • Deep curiosity, with a ferocious appetite for learning.

  • Ability to take responsibility for keeping him/herself up-to-date on research and promising practices, and for engaging with key networks in the resilience field.

  • Reliable, self-motivated, pro-active, approachable, and flexible. Creativity and sense of humor are also key.


How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org


The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.


NOTE: All applicants must clearly articulate in the cover letters, how their experience is relevant to the requirements and expectations of this position, as outlined in this vacancy announcement.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.