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news | July 02, 2011 | Kenya | Emergency

ACTED Kenya job opportunities

ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non- political and non-confessional international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, France. The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for a better future.

In light of the current drought situation in the horn of Africa, ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team players to fill the below positions in Nairobi, Samburu, Mandera, Warjir and Marsabit:

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1. PROJECT MANAGER (Northern Kenya)

Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Project Cycle Management

  • Project implementation:
  • Project reporting requirements:
  • Ensure that technical quality and standards are maintained:
  • Ensure Project Relevance & Identify Best Practice/Lessons Learnt:

2. Oversee Project Staff and Security

  • Guide and direct project staff:
  • Oversee staff security:

3. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors

  • Participate in meetings at local level, and ensure visibility amongst local authorities and aid actors. Share minutes and main points with Area Cordinator/Reporting
  • Organize donor visits/other visits under supervision of AC

Requested profile

  • University degree or masters in sociology, Project Management, Community Development or a related field.
  • A Kenyan National who is well conversant with regions in Northern Kenya
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in emergency programs implemented in drought stricken areas by humanitarian organizations is an asset;
  • Previous experience with community development, economic or agricultural development
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure.

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

2. APPRAISAL, MONITORING AND EVALUATION UNIT (AMEU) OFFICER (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drafting the Logical framework in collaboration with the Reporting Department;
  • Playing a proactive role in the drafting and the follow up of the Project Management Framework (tracking the Indicator Collection Plans throughout program implementation, and following up on project progress and delays);
  • Planning regular assessments: Appraisals, Monitoring and Evaluation missions
  • Support implementing units and assisting in guiding future programming through the identification of and training on lessons learned and best practices.
  • Facilitating the Project Cycle Management by gathering qualitative and quantitative data before, at different stages.
  • Providing supervision and direction to the AME Unit in his/her area of responsibility
  • Training the AMEU team in cooperation with Coordination
  • To provide regular work plans and updates to Coordination on past, present and future monitoring and evaluation missions;

Requested Profile

  • University degree or masters in sociology, Development studies or a related field.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in all ACTED areas of intervention and to spend long periods in the field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively in English language.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset;
  • Previous experience with community development, economic/agricultural development, and/or Participatory Rural Appraisal methodology
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements;
  • Knowledge of and experience in field-based data collection methods
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation experience in humanitarian/development settings

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

3. APPRAISAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION MONITOR (Northern Kenya)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design and implementation of needs assessments and baseline surveys to establish and track indicators;
  • Data entry
  • Monitoring indicators to ensure that the program meets its goals and objectives;
  • Design and implementation of impact assessments;
  • Facilitate quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure that ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during the program;
  • Train staff in the fields of appraisal and baseline data collection and process, impact and indicator monitoring.

Minimum Requirements

  • A university degree or higher diploma in sociology, Community development or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Good communications skills(both oral and written English)
  • Competence in computer packages especially word and excel.
  • Should have be conversant with statistical packages
  • Ability to identify gaps in the existing AME system/procedures and to suggest way forwards for improvement;
  • Ability to work closely with the community;

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

4. COMPLIANCE/INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Compile and file all project related financial, logistics, administrative, and programme information in the designated project FLAT (Finance, Logistics, Administration Team) folder. During this time the Compliance Manager should ensure that all FLAT folders are duplicated (photocopied) regularly with any arrival of a new document and sent to HQ on time.
  • Follow-up of the FLAT process at base level by ensuring the regular (fortnightly) transfer of the project(s) FLAT documentation to the capital office,
  • At the end of the project, ensure the centralization of all FLAT folders at the Capital office.
  • Provide timely supplementary quality control of the FLAT documentation by checking the accuracy and consistency of the information between the related documents and report discrepancies immediately to the department concerned for corrective action;
  • Conduct a monthly market-price survey of the materials/services identified the current country market basket (frequently procured items/services).
  • Facilitate and report compliance of all Audit recommendations/Action plans under the authority of the Country Director and provide accurate feedback immediately.
  • Comply with the Audit Department Code of conduct.
  • The FLAT/Compliance Manager is responsible for preparing a monthly FLAT report giving as much detail as possible for all existing projects that are ongoing and completed but are yet to reviewed and submitted to the Regional Office.
  • Facilitate the preparation for country external audits and regularly update the country director, Director of the progress through the relevant follow up memo
  • Conduct internal Compliance reviews ensuring that Organizational procedures are being consistently followed and prevent fraud risks.
  • Strengthen Inter-departmental communication and coordination on all FLAT related issues
  • Report the updates of the FLAT situation for all projects during the country FLAT meetings

Required Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) from a recognized University or equivalent preferably pursing ACCA professional Stage or CPA Part 3
  • Proficiency in Spread Sheets and Databases will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position is desired.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

5. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for Financial reporting, cash planning and budgetary matters.
  • Analyzing the monthly running and communication costs;
  • Presentation of the cost analysis to CFM (Country Finance Manager and Country Coordination for the
  • decision making on control of costs;
  • Follow up of ACTED’s resources allocation on projects within the area;
  • Cross-check of allocations with other department;
  • Presentation of resources allocation to CFM and Country Coordination for the ad hoc decision making.
  • Ensure that Logistics/Human Resources procedures are respected (Procurement, Contract FollowUp, Payroll…)
  • Reinforce links with these departments and create transversal follow up tools
  • Prepare monthly PRATIC (ACTED control tool)
  • Filling of monthly bank statement, bank reconciliation and cash count for the mission
  • Analysis of ACTED resources to be funded on new proposals;
  • Prepare monthly ATROCE (ACTED control tool)

Required Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) from a recognized University or equivalent preferably ACCA professional Stage or CPA Part 3
  • At least 5 years as a financial controller, ideally in an NGO posting
  • Ability to maintain close relationships with banks,auditors and statutory authorities
  • Ability to mainatain integrity and professionalism
  • Very strong control skills
  • Qualities desired; Discipline, a methodical approach, independence, skilled in working as part of a team, initiative.
  • Excellent computerized accounting skills
  • Strong Leadership and communication skills
  • Confident person with ability to clearly articulate concepts and policies

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

6. FINANCE OFFICER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Budget Follow Up planning update, allocation tables updates and Contract Follow up.
  • Preparation and check of PRATIC (ACTED control tool)at Area Level
  • Responsible for Advance/Loan follow up at Area Level
  • Saga upload and Saga Standard Entry Compliance
  • Preparation and follow up of Cash Request and Cash Flow with Capital Office
  • Bank Relationship at Area Level
  • Supervising the Cashier
  • Checking and signing Cash Checking Documents.
  • Preparing and signing Bank Reconciliation Documents
  • Signing payment voucher before payment is processed by the cashier (check all documentation is fully signing)
  • Responsible for supervision of filling process and proper flows with Capital Office (monthly basis)

Requested Profile

  • A Degree holder in Business Administration (Finance option) or Professional CPA holder
  • Substantial experience of accountancy and the application of techniques through practical experience in a large organization
  • Well conversant with computer applications-MS Office is mandatory
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of using computerized financial accounting systems Good presentation and analytical skills
  • Social and report writing skills

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

7. CASHIER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Excel Book entries according to ACTED Standard entry grid
  • Cross checking of allocation as per purchase order signed by Finance Officer.
  • Responsible for accounting codes accuracy in cash/bank books and payment vouchers according to ACTED Standard entry grid
  • Responsible for cash flow level at the area Level (safe&bank)
  • Daily Cash Counts and weekly preparation of cash Checking Statements
  • Preparation of Monthly Cash Counts for Finance Officer approval (Cash Checking Statement)
  • Filing follow up of Area’s Finance vouchers (monthly basis)
  • Responsible for payment execution at Area Level (according to ACTED payment procedures)

Required Profile

  • Higher diploma in Business administration (Accounts option), CPA/ACCA or any other related field.
  • At least 1 year experience cashiering /book keeping.
  • Efficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
  • Honest, reliable and ability to account for money accurately

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

8. ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT OFFICER (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Organize and coordinate office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensure transparency accountability of project office
  • Fill in and file vouchers daily ensuring Finance and Admin filing system is maintained and up to date.
  • Prepare and check attendance/time sheets.
  • Maintain personal files on all national and international staff.
  • Receive visitors to office and respond to their needs.
  • Perform other relevant duties.

Requested profile

  • Academic background: Diploma in Business Administration
  • Professional experience: At least 2 years work experience in the Administration sector.
  • Working language : Excellent communication skills
  • Computer knowledge: Well conversant with computer applications.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Be transparent, honest and trust worthy.
  • Be able to work under pressure

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

9. AREA LOGISTICS OFFICER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and duties

  • Maintain and implement systems for procurement, storage, inventory, asset control, distribution, and receipt of all program materials.
  • Undertake purchases.
  • Supervise the reception of goods and services.
  • Ensure that ACTED’s logistic procedures and policies are well respected.
  • Manage ACTED fleet and drivers.
  • Manage the fuel system.

Requested profile

  • Academic background: A university degree or Diploma in Purchasing and supply/Logistics and IT.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer knowledge: Well conversant with computer applications.
  • Professional experience: At least 3 years work experience in the logistic sector.
  • Have strong communication and training skills
  • Demonstrate experience in overall responsibility and accountability for the logistical management.
  • Be able to beat deadlines and to work under pressure
  • Be initiative, autonomous, organized and rigorous.
  • Have the ability to work in a cross cultural environment.
  • Be trustworthy

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

10. HR OFFICER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Management of staff in the area office
  • Involvement in the staff recruitment process
  • Induction of the new staff
  • Prepare and check attendance/time sheets for all the staff.
  • Prepare payroll salary vouchers for staff and ensure that they are signed and stamped.
  • Maintain personal files for all the staff and send all originals to the capital office.
  • Maintain TITANIC FATS (ACTED internal tool) and leave follow-up and ensure these documents are submitted to the capital office in a timely manner;

Required Profile

  • A university degree or a higher Diploma in Human Resources Management, Business Administration (Human Resources option), from a recognized institution.
  • Enjoy working with people; be patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable, and able to deal with people who are stressed or upset
  • Be able to stay calm in difficult situations
  • Have good spoken and written communication skills
  • Respect the importance of confidentiality, as you will be dealing with employees' personal details
  • Have good organizing skills and be able to develop plans, policies and forecasts
  • Have problem solving skills to deal with disputes, grievances and staffing problems
  • Be able to work accurately, with good attention to detail and a team player
  • Be able to use databases and spreadsheets,

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

11. WATER ENGINEER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the water and sanitation component;
  • To manage and oversee the work of the water technicians, pump mechanics and hygiene promoters;
  • Supervising construction and rehabilitation works of water infrastructure, and ensuring works are carried out as per set standards;
  • Preparing bills of quantities for water infrastructure works;
  • Preparing budget estimates for construction and rehabilitation related activities;
  • Preparing engineering drawings and designs;
  • Monitor quality and quantity of materials used in the field;
  • To assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • To ensure the water, sanitation & hygiene promotion representation of ACTED in Northern Kenya through various co-ordination group meetings and through contacts with various partners;
  • To actively pursue contacts with local government officials, and with NGO and UN representatives on a regular basis;
  • To develop ACTED’s capacity and knowledge on water, sanitation & hygiene promotion issues in Northern Kenya;
  • Conducting technical assessments whenever required.
  • Preparing monthly work plans and reporting on actual work achieved against planned.
  • Supervising site supervisors and masons, ensuring that the workmanship is as per set standards

Required Profile

  • A Bachelor’s degree in water engineering, civil engineering or related field.
  • A professional engineer with experience in the design and analysis of water delivery systems and wastewater collection, water and wastewater treatment, and project management.
  • Have a working knowledge of water chemistry and water distribution or sanitary sewer modeling experience as well as master planning experience. Have a working knowledge of pump design.
  • Have an existing favorable working relationship with local water and wastewater entities. The position emphasizes the design, analysis, and plan set preparation for a variety of water and wastewater projects including but not limited to: wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, lift stations, water treatment plants, and pipeline projects.
  • Project management experience is desired. Experience with successful proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations is also desired.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Posses communication and problem solving skills
  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine knowledge and interest of the water industry and environmental issues

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

12. WATER TECHNICIAN (Northern Kenya)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervising rehabilitation of dams/pans and construction of sand dams and rock catchments.
  • Ensuring materials delivered to sites are kept in safe custody and properly utilized
  • Ensuring the safety of skilled and unskilled labour during construction phase
  • Supervising the pump mechanic during repairs and installation of pumps
  • Keeping proper records of rehabilitated and constructed works
  • Preparation of bill of quantities and simple designs of water facilities
  • Reporting to the Engineer on weekly basis on progress of works
  • Pumping tests for the developed wells and recommending appropriate pumps to be installed
  • Community mobilization during implementation of project
  • Ensuring that environmental aspect of project sites are well incorporated during construction and post construction phase.

Required Profile

  • A diploma in water Engineering, Water Resources Management or equivalent study from a recognized institution,
  • A professional with at least two years experience in the design and analysis of water delivery systems and wastewater collection, water and wastewater treatment, and project management.
  • Have a working knowledge of water chemistry and of pump designing.
  • Have an existing favorable working relationship with local water and wastewater entities. The position emphasizes the design, analysis, and plan set preparation for a variety of water and wastewater
  • Project management experience is desired. Experience with successful proposal writing is an added advantage.
  • Posses excellent analytical skills

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

13. REPORTING ASSISTANT

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Produce and regularly update a list of all reports due.
  • Ensure the general tidiness of the server. However, all departments are requested to keep their own folders in order.
  • Ensure physical and electronic filing of all minutes of meetings (both internal and external), all reporting donor guidelines, all external communications materials; all security reports, (in collaboration with Reception); general correspondence (in collaboration with the Reception and Administration Departments); and the electronic coding and filing of all pictures
  • Re-design and clean up the electronic Reporting Department file.
  • Ensure accurate, timely and up-to-date physical and electronic filing of all project-related documents, with an understanding of the projects’ life cycle.
  • Produce and regularly update a new list of projects completed and on-going projects, in collaboration with the Finance Department.
  • Support the Reporting Officer in preparing reports and proposals.
  • Assist the reporting department with translation of important official documents received from or provided to government ministries, reporting materials such as fact sheets, reports and other public/internal documents
  • Assist the Reporting Officer in drafting minutes of meetings; and in following up communication between the bases and the capital office.
  • Assist the Reporting Officer in producing the ACTED Newsletter; and in implementing an external communications strategy
  • Develop links with the local media (visual, oral and print) and other NGO partners to raise ACTED`s profile; contributing articles on ACTED projects or lessons learned /reflection pieces in local newspapers and publications;
  • Assist the Reporting Officer in launching various PR/PI activities and in liaising with Kenyan counterparts.

Required Profile

  • Diploma in Development studies, Social science or related studies from a recognized institution. A course in Public Relations Management is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office is required
  • Previous experience (at least 1 year) in the humanitarian field with good knowledge of donor regulations and requirements is desirable.
  • Good communication skills with excellent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

14. COMMUNITY MOBILIZER (Northern Kenya)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, and local authorities.
  • Carry out beneficiary identification and selection.
  • Carry out beneficiary training and sensitization.
  • Assist with weekly and monthly planning.
  • Carry out daily implementations of field activities.
  • Carry out assessments.
  • Work with ACTED management and support staff to comply with rules and procedures.
  • Assist with weekly and monthly reporting to the livestock officer and the project manager.
  • Keep the livestock officer and the project manager regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.

Required Profile

  • A diploma in community development and project management, development studies or social science.
  • At least two years of involvement in the community work; mobilizing, counselling and or training communities-Having worked with an NGO is preferable.
  • Posses skills in proposal and report writing, project cycle management and participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and ability to work under pressure in emergency situations.
  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission, vision and strategies
  • Ability to manage time, multitask and prioritize

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

15. ANIMAL HEALTH WORKER TRAINER (Northern Kenya region)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To be responsible for the implementation of animal health trainings/refresher courses to enhance the capacities of all cadres of animal health workers;
  • To develop and implement the criteria for selection of CAHWs,(Community Animal Health Workers in consultation with the livestock keepers;
  • To conduct business and entrepreneurship trainings for the CAHWs;
  • To provide direct technical support and advice to the CAHWs and livestock owners as required;
  • To ensure regular participatory monitoring and evaluation of the animal health project activities through regular field visits and identification of progress and impact indicators.
  • To be responsible for supervising the CAHWs to enhance the quality of services delivered to the communities and to ensure the impact and sustainability of these services;
  • Carry out ground working activities in preparation for the selection of beneficiaries, site and subsequent establishment of Pastoralist Field Schools (PFS);
  • Facilitate the PFS group action planning process and identify the appropriate learning activities to be integrated into the season-long training schedule;
  • As the key resident resource person, conduct the regular PFS sessions on a weekly basis following the season-long schedule;
  • Guide the PFS groups to put in place and regularly update the appropriate records and reporting formats where necessary;
  • Mentor the PFS groups and build their managerial and entrepreneurial skills to enable them become self-reliant;
  • Together with the beneficiary PFS groups organize for field days as an integral component of the PFS learning process;
  • To perform any other duties as will be required from time to time by the supervisor.

Required Profile

  • Diploma in physiology, Animal Health science, Biology or related field.
  • Patience, calm, sensitivity, with excellent observational and problem-solving skills, good physical condition, and great affection for animals
  • Should have prior experience training communities on livestock-related issues.
  • Must have either knowledge of animal husbandry or prior experience in animal health.
  • Posses training skills, Problem solving skills, good public speaking skills
  • A strong team player

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

16. DATABASE OFFICER (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Creation of strategic and operational data analysis systems to support in depth analysis of program performance as part of the whole ACTED program evaluation process;
  • Create data in a clear, concise, easily understandable way;
  • Create/Set up databases;
  • Create and develop systems to enable the effective monitoring;
  • To identify gaps in data collection and ensure that AMEU(Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Unit) staffs are aware of the need for improvement, identify options as appropriate;
  • Training of program staff on data and interpreting results and findings. Assisting them to use and understand data;
  • Create and devise data systems to highlight and improve in program performance;
  • To manipulate data and provide reports to colleagues across the Appraisal, monitoring and evaluation unit;

Required profile

  • A diploma in data base management systems from a recognized institution.
  • Good Computer knowledge; Excel required and ACCESS preferred
  • Able to enter and maintain data and records effectively and upto date.
  • A team player
  • Be accurate and possess excellent reporting skills

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

17. RECEPTIONIST (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Welcoming and directing visitors to their destinations
  • Receive phone calls, determine the nature of the calls and direct callers to the appropriate departments
  • Arrange appointments and meetings when requested
  • Filing, records keeping, keyboarding/data entry and performing a variety of other office tasks

Required profile

  • A diploma in secretarial, Business management or any relevant field is desirable
  • At least one year of experience in a similar position - receptionist, customer service
  • Should be computer literate; IT proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other database applications
  • An outgoing personality
  • Good written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills
  • Effective team working skills;
  • A high level of organizational skills;
  • Precise attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi task
  • Diplomacy.

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

18. PROCUREMENT OFFICER (Nairobi and Northern Kenya)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To perform efficient, transparent and timely procurement of goods and equipment and delivery for ACTED programmes.
  • Receiving orders from the various departments
  • Formulating a plan to purchase the items ordered from the market
  • Ensure the delivery of the procured items to the ACTED area office
  • Develop and update the order follow-up at the base level
  • Ensure the information flow between the different stakeholders in the supply chain.
  • To ensure full compliance of ACTED procurement and supply activities with the guidelines and procedures on procurement implemented by ACTED’s donors in the area office.

Requested Profile

  • Possess a diploma in procurement, Logistics ,Supply chain management or relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience in procurement preferably with an NGO
  • Must possess excellent Computer skills; He/She must be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet programs, as well as in the use of the Internet.
  • He/She should know how to analyze technical data in suppliers’ proposals;
  • Be good communicators and negotiators;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • Very Honest.

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

19. GIS EXPERT (Nairobi)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Preparation, conception and production of maps, including the supervision and monitoring of mapping related data collection and ensuring dynamic linkage between GIS data and ACTED database;
  • Co-developing GIS components in proposals and supervising the implementation of these GIS components in approved projects.
  • Train the GIS DATABASE UNIT team on usage of maps and GPS;
  • Identify map information needs
  • Identify and access map information sources
  • Work closely with the database manager to ensure an accurate and dynamic link between the GIS and the Database, cross check the data collected in the field to ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies
  • Ensure that the produced maps meet the requirements of concerned ACTED department;
  • Conceptualize methodologies for collecting GPS and other GIS related data according to need;
  • Organize and supervise GIS field mission
  • Managing and supervising the GIS assistant and the staff on GIS
  • Monitor accuracy of data collected

Required Profile

  • A university degree in geology, Computer science or engineering, Information science or equivalent
  • At least 3 years in a similar field.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and organize work independently. In addition Impartiality, objectivity and confidentiality are imperative
  • Good command of GIS software (especially those used by ACTED), Excel, Word and Database software such as Access or FoxPro. Familiarity with other information and data sources related to GIS to be recommended to ACTED for better GIS practices would be an asset.
  • Understanding the nature of work carried out by programs is necessary for ensuring the relevance and usability of the maps produced. Therefore a proactive and self motivated attitude towards gaining a good understanding of ACTED programs. Innovating GIS activities and developing new GIS components for proposal is essential.
  • Willingness to learn and capacity to innovate; the GIS Analyst must be inventive and eager to improve his/her own skills, and be capable to adapt, shape and develop tools best suited for ACTED’s activities;
  • Ability to travel to the field for data collection, cross checking the data and provide training to field staff;
  • Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness and interest in learning new skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Discretion in handling confidential issues
  • High level of integrity

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to nairobi.jobs@acted.org, not later than 26th August 2011. Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for, and in which region among the four mentioned above. Due to the urgency of the positions, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.