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         KEMRI - WELLCOME TRUST PROGRAMME, NAIROBI & KILIFI

The KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Programme is an internationally renowned health research
that is committed to research capacity development in East African Region. Several
internship positions commencing either in July 2009 or January 2010 are available at
Nairobi and Kilifi. These internships will provide an opportunity to gain experience in a
dynamic research environment by assisting senior scientific staff and participating in on-
going research activities.

Eligibility

 Applications are invited from candidates who completed Bachelors degree (upper
second or first class) in the following subjects within the last two years (2007 & 2008)
from an East African University

         Biological sciences (e.g. zoology and biochemistry), health sciences (e.g.
        medicine, pharmacy and nursing), social sciences, economics, or anthropology.

         In addition, applications are invited from those with degree in mathematics
        and statistics

         Undergraduates in their final year of study who have achieved excellent
        academic grades in the above subjects will also be considered.



Duration/Application procedure

 The internships are limited to 6 months duration and are non-renewable. A monthly
stipend of KES 37,042 will be provided. For further information and application
candidates should visit the internship portal on our website at http://www.kemri-
wellcome.org/jobs/intern.php



Closing date for applications is 3rd of April 2009. Only online applications will be
accepted.



Terms of Reference: Programme Officer ‐ Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Introduction /background
Transparency International Kenya
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL‐KENYA is a non profit organization founded
 in 1999 and registered as a company limited by guarantee, with the aim of a
 transparent and corruption free Kenya for and good governance and social justice
 initiatives in Kenya.

TI‐KENYA is part of the Transparency International group that is a non‐partisan
coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption free world. TI‐Kenya
is an autonomous Chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global
coalition against corruption, with which we share knowledge and exchange ideas
for the greater good of Kenya.

The vision of TI‐Kenya is “A, transparent, just and accountable Kenyan society”.
The Mission of TI‐Kenya is “To support citizens and governance institutions
effect transparency and accountability in public and business affairs through lgal
and policy frameworks, skills, knowledge and information”.

The position
The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (R, M&E) Coordinator position is being
established with the following objectives:

   1. To maintain and further the activities and continuing success of TI‐K as a
    coherent and effective governance and anti‐corruption research resource;
   2. To monitor and evaluate results and impacts;
   3. To provide a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and
    improvements;
   4. To promote accountability for resource use; and
   5. To document, provide feedback on, and disseminate lessons learned.



General scope of the job
The R, M&E coordinator is responsible for planning, developing and
implementing TI‐Kenya’s overall research, monitoring and evaluation agenda,
guiding the R, M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the
programmes, in addition to providing timely and relevant information to
management, partners and stakeholders. This entails close communication with all
involved in R, M&E design and coordination i.e.: core programme staff; SMT
representatives; external consultants and field staff when appropriate and
TI‐Kenya partners including donors, cooperating institutions, partner implementing
agencies and external M&E related missions. This position reports to the Head
of Programmes in the first instance.
Key Tasks
Critical tasks for the R, M&E coordinator are:
Research

Research development and management
   • Draft overall research plans; contribute to strategic and action plans;
    formulate, develop and continually update research strategies to secure
    effective implementation
   • Coordinate the implementation of research projects in line with strategic and
    action plans
   • Continually evaluate and analyse policy and legislation in defined portfolios;
    develop responses and/or formulate alternative proposals to ensure that
    TI‐Kenya is best placed to effect change
   • Design/ implement models for research projects; gather information for
    ongoing projects;
   • Design and implement research and data management protocols
   • Expand and maintain a network of specialist researchers; commission and
    supervise specific research and papers relative to a research project
   • Coordinate the preparation and convening of expert meetings relative to
    research projects
   • Supervise drafting of background reports, briefs etc, on specialised topics
   • Mobilise resources to achieve fundraising targets; draft research and policy
    funding proposals;
   • Direct and manage programme staff to achieve effective and coherent
    implementation of the strategy



Reporting
   • Update SMT, programmes and partners to ensure compatibility with strategic
    and action plans
   • Develop, in collaboration with SMT and other programme staff quarterly and
    annual reports on research activities and programming; coordinate periodic
    reviews



Promoting research programme and activities
   • Assist in designing and implementing research partnership strategies and
    actively facilitate networking and collaboration with nternational research and
    other institutions and individuals of the field
   • Regularly liaise with key policy‐makers and practitioners to communicate
    findings in these thematic areas and facilitate and advocate on policy and
    programming mplications
   • Develop in collaboration with the Advocacy and Communications
   Programme, a strategic advocacy and communications plan for work with the
   media and other stakeholders
   • Maximise opportunities for collaboration, product and service development in
   support of TI‐Kenya’s developing strategic research role



Institutional learning and development
    • Ensure understanding and ownership of our research strategy internally and
     identify linkages and dependencies within the organiation to maximise impact
     and success
    • Supervise, evaluate and develop the capacity of programme staff; deliver
     in‐house training on concepts, methodology and research implementation
    • Assist in strengthening substantive aspects of training in relation to capacity,
     agenda and programme design
    • Formulate, implement and maintain appropriate design for information
     database




Monitoring & Evaluation
  1. Setting up an M&E system
  2. Ensuring it is implemented effectively by key stakeholders
  3. Facilitating the capacities of stakeholders to undertake M&E
  4. Linking these into an assessment of programme/project progress and needed
   actions.



Setting up the system
        • Conduct a readiness assessment for M&E at TI‐Kenya that includes
        incentives, beneficiaries and existing capacities
        • In order to form the basis on which the projectʹs M&E system will be
        built, develop and coordinate reviews of:
            − an institutional M&E plan incorporating objectives, procedures and
            tools and
            − a Logical Framework matrix providing performance and impact
            indicators and corresponding means of verification
        • In collaboration with stakeholders, develop an overall framework for both
        programme and project M&E that includes (but is not limited to) annual
        reviews, participatory impact assessments, process and operations
        monitoring, and lessons‐learned
        • Guide the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for
        each component to record and report physical progress aginst the Strategic
      and Annual Action Plans. Steer the process for designing the format of
      such progress reports.
      • Guide the process for identifying key performance questions and
      parameters for monitoring performance and comparing it to targes. Design
      the format for such performance reports.
      • Clarify core information needs including: SMT; programmes/projects and
      staff; funding agencies; cooperating institutions/partner implementing
      agencies
      • Review the quality of existing social and economic data in the
      programme/project areas, methods of collection and its facility to provide a
      baseline for impact evaluation. Draw up the TOR for, design and cost out
      a baseline survey and a needs assessment survey.
      • Recruit, guide and supervise organisations that are contracted to
      implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating effectsand
      impacts ensuring that all contracts include specifications for internal
      monitoring, reporting and penalties.
      • Clarify personnel M&E responsibilities; align M&E activities with annual
      work plans; prepare timelines and budgets



Implementation of M&E
Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with
 particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning. In
 particular:

      • Based on the Strategic and Annual Action Plans, and in particular
      programme/project budgets, design a framework for the physical and
      process monitoring of activities promoting a results‐based approach
      emphasizing impact
      • Guide and coordinate the preparation of progress reports in accordance
      with approved reporting formats and guide their timely sbmission
      including: quarterly progress reports; annual programme reports; project
      reports; inception/ad‐hoc technical reports
      • Analyse reports for impact evaluation. Prepare consolidated reports
      highlighting: problems and actions needed; potential bottlenecks; specific
      recommendations
      • Collaborate      with staff and implementing partners on qualitative
      monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluatin of
      activities, effects and impacts.
      • Identify needs and draw up TORs for specific studies; recruit, guide and
      supervise consultants or organisations that are contracted to implement
      special surveys and studies required for evauating project effects and
      impacts
      • Prepare TORs for mid‐term and final evaluation
      • Ensure that, in general, monitoring arrangements comply with funding
      agreements and, in particular, that the provisions of such agreements are
      fully observed in the design of programme/project M&E.
      • Inform and join external supervision and evaluation missions.



Capacity‐building/Lessons learned
       • Develop a plan for capacity‐building on M&E and any required IT
        support.
       • Foster participatory planning/monitoring by regular training and refresher
        activities
       • Supervising, evaluating and developing the capacity of programme staff
       • Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned by:
           − Consolidating a culture of lessons learned by allocating staff specific
            responsibilities
           − Ensuring TORs for consultants incorporate lessons learned mechanisms

          − Documenting and disseminating lessons at least once a year
          − Supporting and coordinating participation in existing networks



Communication
     • Prepare reports on M&E findings
     • Undertake regular field visits if required to support implementation and
      identify needs.
     • Guide the regular sharing of M&E findings with primary stakeholders.
     • Provide regular management information highlighting areas of concern
     • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forums and in a
      timely fashion in terms of implications for future actin. If necessary, create
      such discussion forums.
     • Facilitate access to M&E data for the relevant stakeholders.



Resource Mobilisation/Budget Management and Reporting:
      • Developing resourcing strategies that effectively respond to long‐term and
      short‐term programme and organisational objectives.
      • Identifying and securing bi‐lateral / multi‐lateral donor funding in
      accordance with budget targets and maintaining healthy project proposal
      pipeline.
      • Promoting the integration of transparency and anti‐corruption into donor
      agendas by undertaking donor research and developing and maintaining
      effective donor advocacy.
      • Narrative and financial reporting internally, to donors, to governments
      and to partners.



Qualifications and experience required
Hold a graduate degree in a relevant social science discipline. At least five (5)
years of proven experience with:
       • the coordination of research and/or policy programs; in particular in
       terms of the development of policy initiatives;

      • participatory,    community‐based, qualitative research approaches; and
      community dissemination strategies;
      • the logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches;
      • M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and
      participatory);
      • planning and implementation of M&E systems;
      • training in M&E development and implementation;
      • facilitating learning‐oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple
      stakeholders;
      • information analysis and report writing.



She/He must also have:
      • a solid understanding of the environment in which TI‐Kenya operates;
        commitment to and understanding of TI‐Kenya’s mission, vision and
       objectives
      • familiarity with processes of strengthening local organisations and
       capacities;
      • willing to undertake regular field and other external visits and interact
       with different stakeholders, from citizens monitoring groups to bilateral
       and multilateral donors;
      • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and
       preferably also Swahili)
      • familiarity with IT as a research tool;
       • highly organised and detail oriented; able to prioritise and produce work
       of a consistently high standard;
       • leadership qualities, personnel and team management.



Desirable:
       • experience in M&E system design;
       • experience in data processing
       • fluent in Swahili



Line Reporting
This position will report to the Deputy Executive Director/Head of Programmes in
the first instance.

Remuneration
Remuneration will be according to TI‐Kenya salary scales and in line with
competitive market rates.
Doreen Kibet
HR and Admin
Transparency International
Email: dkibet@tikenya.org




            VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC
       RESEARCH PROGRAM
       Opening date:   13/03/09                                      Vacancy NoK24/03/09

       Program description: KEMRI/CDC Program is collaboration between Kenya Medical
       Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose
       remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its
       continued growth, the program has a vacancy in ….

       POSITION:   Bulding Constrution Inspector. MR     7   JOB   GROUP   K   GROSS   SALARY
                              PRETAX/MONTH 38210-48206
       Location: KEMRI/CDC Program - Kisumu
       Reports to: The Engineer in charge

  Essential Requirements
      Construction Technician III certificate in Building Construction technology from
       Kenya Polytechnic or a recognized institution
      Must be Auto Cad or Visio 2003 literate.
      Must be able to prepare Bills of Quantities leading to bids.
      Must be able to inspect program buildings for safety and conformity and prepare
       reports of such inspections.
      Must be able to make simple architectural sketches and working drawings including
       details.
      Must be able to read, interpret and compare Bills of Quantities together with
       Architectural drawings.

  Desirable qualifications
     General knowledge of electrical, mechanical including plumbing works together with
      Microsoft windows is an added advantage.
     Be familiar with the Local Authority by-laws regarding construction projects.
     Possession of supervisory skills will added advantage
     Must be willing to work beyond normal hours
     Able to spot mistakes on construction/renovation site and report the same to the
      supervisor for further action.
Job summary: Reporting to the Engineer in charge, the Building Construction Inspector
will perform duties relating to the KEMRI/CDC renovation sites.

Duties and responsibilities:
    1. Carry out inspections on KEMRI/CDC renovations sites from time to time.
    2. Prepare Bills of Quantities for the renovation projects leading to tender
       documents.
    3. Participate in the tendering process and provide technical support for
       construction/renovation related issues
    4. Prepare cost estimates for budget purposes ahead of the bid.
    5. Survey renovation projects coming up with drawings and specifications for proposed
       works.
    6. Review schedule for delivery and installation of materials.
    7. Make specific status reports regarding progress of the works and related issues or
       problems arising from time to time.
    8. Draw up daily Quality of assurance activities to conform to construction schedule
       progress and special assignment by the supervisor.
    9. Assist in investigation of situations that require changes or that involve
       potential disputes from the contractor before hand.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a 6(Six)1 Year Renewable Contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service.    Probation
period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending
on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications should include the following:
      Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
      Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
      Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (
       one of whom should be the current employer )
      Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts

Applications are due no later than: 26th/03/09

To: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.
Or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov



Only short listed candidates will be contacted




                  INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC
                                  PROGRAM

Opening date: 13th/03/09
Vacancy No. K25/03/09

Program Description: The KEMRI/CDC program has expanded considerably in
its research and program support activities.           This Program is
collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is in this mandate that
the program has a vacancy in the Demographic Surveillance System (DSS)
Position:    Community Interviewers -5 positions-MR 4 (JOB GROUP G)
Gross salary pre-tax/P.M             Kshs 21,917
Location:    Asembo, Gem and Karemo

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: - O’Levels C plain (Minimum).
Languages: - Good English and Dholuo, both spoken and written
Knowledge and skills: - Must be able to write brief reports and keep
records.

DESIRED QUALITTIES:
Flexible, depending on conditions in the field. Overtime/weekends not
authorized.

Job Description
The Community Interviewer will report directly to the Zonal Supervisor
and will be responsible for a given number of Villages to collect
timely and accurate demographic surveillance data in his or her area.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities.

The Community Interviewers’ responsibilities shall be as follows:
   1. Collection of accurate routine surveillance data in the study
      area
   2. Ensure that all the forms are filled in the field while
      conducting the interviews
   3. Resolve all the forms with discrepancies taken back to the field
   4. Ensure that one or more HRB’s are turned in weekly
   5. Ensure that one has requisite supplies in time
   6. Attend all the weekly meetings in time and report on progress of
      work
   7. Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual and
      hardworking
   8. Must be a team player
   9. Any other assigned/ delegated duties by the management
Terms of Employment:
A six (6) 1 year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service.
Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the
appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated
competency.

Applications should include the following:
    Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-
      mail addresses
    Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
    Contact telephone number

Applications are due no later than 26th/03/09
To: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.
Or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Internal Advert
Learning & Event Planning Intern—Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera
Triangle
This Terms of Reference details the scope of work for the Learning & Event Planning
Intern under the Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle—ELMT—program. The
4 month full time internship is hosted by CARE Kenya.
The intern will primarily assist the ELMT Technical Advisor for Livelihoods
Diversification & Marketing to coordinate a regional livestock marketing conference in
Nairobi (6O% time); the intern will also work with the Livestock Purchase Fund
Manager to document lessons learned and write up learning case studies from the
Garissa-based livestock marketing project (4O% time). Both roles require research,
writing, and communications skills as well as organizational skills. The position will
allow the intern to bridge practical field experience with learning for program and policy
development.
The position is based in Nairobi with travel to Garissa. The position will start on April 1st
and go to end of July 2OO9. The intern will be offered a modest stipend and will be
provided with management support to actively learn from the experience. The intern will
report to the Senior Sector Manager and work closely with the ELMT Technical Advisor
and the Lipfund Manager.
Program Background
ELMT is a regional programme that works with partner organizations in activities aimed
at increasing pastoralists access to livestock markets, improving livestock production,
health; enhancing natural resource management; developing alternative and
complementary livelihood strategies; in addition to strengthening organizational capacity
in peace building.
The intern position will also provide support to the ELMT-related Livestock Purchase
Fund (Lipfund) project. Lipfund is financial institution-managed livestock purchase fund,
which provides financing to livestock buyers, ranchers to purchase livestock from the
pastoral producers, as well as manages risks. Lipfund developed out of a longstanding
CARE Kenya program to support livestock trade in Northern Kenya and works to
provide a commercially viable yet socially responsible marketing model for pastoralists.
Internship Responsibilities
Livestock Marketing Conference Event Planning (6O% time)
    1. Compile a database of contact persons to engage in the conference for technical
        support as well as to help generate a participants list. Liaise with contacts for
        necessary information and support.
    2. Prepare participant list and invitation letter format and content.
    3. Undertake internet research, literature review to identify potential speakers at the
        conference. Hold meetings and follow discussions via email, phone and in-person
        meetings with potential speakers.
    4. Assist with the development of an agenda for the conference including content
        and formatting. Identify potential conference themes through consultation with
        technical experts and cluster the speakers as per broad themes.
    5. Develop power point template to be used by presenters, template for abstract and
        full papers to be submitted by presenters. Follow up coordination of submission
      and finalization of documents and presentations, ensuring submissions are
      reviewed by peers and practitioners.
   6. Act as rapporteur for the conference and documents discussions and deliberations.
      Prepare final workshop report and CD including workshop papers and references.
   7. Oversee all aspects of event planning for the conference and liaise with sector
      program assistant to support planning of logistics including venue, meals,
      transportation, flight bookings etc.

Livestock Marketing Learning Documentation (4O% time, with some travel to Garissa)
   1. Interview Lipfund project staff in Nairobi and Garissa to document the historical
       development of the project and lessons learned.
   2. Interview beneficiaries and write up case studies and personal stories to illustrate
       successes, challenges and impact of the program
   3. Accompany multi-media production team to the field to document beneficiary
       experiences, provide write up to support video production of lessons learned in
       livestock marketing.

Experience / Qualifications
   1. University Degree or Diploma Course in Social Sciences, Development or
      Communications.
   2. Previous experience in event planning and coordination, in particular conference
      coordination required. Preferred candidate has organized 2-3 conferences
      previously.
   3. Excellent English writing, editing and speaking skills required.
   4. Experience with pre-conference process of paper reviews, the role of the
      rapporteur, and post-conference report preparation.
   5. Internet research, Microsoft word required; Microsoft publisher preferred.
   6. Familiarity with NGO sector and research institutions preferred.
   7. Livestock marketing knowledge is not necessary, though some familiarity with
      NGO engagement in economic development is preferred.
   8. Familiarity with the critical issues facing pastoral livelihoods is preferred.
   9. Full time availability between April and July 2OO9.

If you feel that you are the right candidate for the advertised positions, kindly email your
cover letter and an up-to-date CV with telephone contacts for three professional referees
to: Human Resources and Development Manager P.O Box 43864-00100 Nairobi or
vacancies@care.or.ke including your telephone contact by March 25, 2009.
        The email subject line should read: ELMT-Learning & Event Planning Intern.
        Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


   VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC RESEARCH PROGRAM
Opening date: 13th March 09                               Vacancy
No.k14/02/09
Program description: The GAP Treat/ARV program, under the KEMRI/CDC
program, is supporting provision of HIV Care and Treatment services in
selected districts in Nyanza Province. Due to its continued growth, the
program has 1 opening for a Data Specialist.

POSITION: Medical Records Technologist (1 position) –MR 7 (Job Group K)
Gross salary pretax
          p/m Kshs 38,210-48,210
Location: Kisii District
Reporting To: to the Technical Advisor and the Coordinator of Merlin
Kisii

Essential Qualifications
    Diploma in medical records, Diploma in IT or any other related
       field

      At least one year relevant working experience in data collection,
       entry, management, (including basic analysis) and reporting.
       Must haves     skills     in   Microsoft   packages(Word   processing    and
       spreadsheet)
Desirable
      Ability to work with minimal supervision to plan, coordinate, and
       supervise data management networks and systems.
      Excellent   written/oral   communication,   interpersonal   and   organization
       skills.
      Ability to work well in a team, and be able to collaborate well
       with the Ministry of Health and other partners.
      Fluency in English, written and spoken.
      Experience in NASCOP and PEPFAR reporting structure and tools is
       an added advantage.

JOB SUMMARY: S/he will work at the HIV Clinic within Kisii district
hospital, and additionally offer support to other facilities within the
Greater Kisii districts.


OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: S/he will be based in Kisii district

hospital and will have responsibility for all activities related to

data on HIV/AIDS and TB. S/he will assist the Project Officer (M&E) in

organising data related training, survey, monitoring, evaluation and

report writing activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

   1. Assist MoH staff in collecting (including ensuring accuracy and
       timeliness), collating, analysis and disseminating HIV/AIDS, TB
       and other relevant data.
     2. Coordinate use of an electronic medical records system, including
       data entry, verification, and quality checks.
     3. Ensure    availability,      use    and     ownership     of    relevant     data
        collection tools within Merlin supported health facilities.
     4. Assist    in   strengthening       of     referral    systems     by    ensuring
        utilization of referral forms within the districts
     5. Assist Project Officer-M&E in identifying data related training
        needs, and organizing/coordinating relevant trainings.
     6. Assist the project officer in implementation of research, survey
        and evaluation activities
     7. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Officer-M & E

Terms of Employment: A six one year renewable contract as per
KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based
on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

     Applications should include the following:
      Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
      Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
      Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-
       mail addresses
      Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
      Contact telephone number
      Applications are due no later than 26th March 09
      To: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. Box 1578,
       Kisumu. Or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to
access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and
process it through their project Managers and attach it before forwarding their
application to HR.
     Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
       VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC PROGRAM
Opening date: 13th March 09                                  Vacancy                 No.
N07/02/09
Program description: This program is a collaboration between Kenya
Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other
diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the
FELTP Project in NAIROBI.


Position: Clerical Officer (Office Assistant) MR 4 Gross Salary
Pretax/month Kshs 21,219 – 28,251

     Essential Requirement
   Completion of high school education KCSE D+ or KCE DIVISION
    III
   Basic knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
   At least 2 years working experience as a Clerical Officer in a
    busy organization.
    Desired Qualities
   Good oral and written communication skills in English and
    Kiswahili.
   Must be able to work with minimum supervision
    Major duties and responsibilities:
      Responsible for the cleanliness of the office.
      The first contact person to FELTP students who come to the
       office and direct them accordingly.
      Take massages for those who are absent.
      Keep office records-filling invoices, purchase orders,
       reports, etc.
      Follow up on supplies and ensure there is a tracking system for
       all supplies from the stores
      A back up for data entry.
      Attend to other duties as may be assigned from time to
       time.

Terms of service: A six (6) 1 year renewable Contract, as per
KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.

       A letter of motivation (indicating vacancy number)
       3 letters of reference
       Current Resume or CV, with names and contact                         information
        (telephone and e-mail address)
       Copies of Certificates and transcripts

send your application by 26TH March 2009.
To: The Human Resources Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O.
BOX 1578, 40100,
KISUMU or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access
an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it
through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted




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I. Position Information
Title:                   Research Officer
Type of Contract:        Service Contract
Level:                   SC-9 (Equivalent to NOB)
Direct Supervisor:       UNDP Senior Economist
Section:                 Human Development and Economics Unit
Duty station:            Nairobi (with frequent travel to Somalia and relocation to Somalia when
                         situation permits)
Duration:                One year (with possibility of extension)
Date of Issue:           18th March 2009
Closing Date:           31st March 2009

II. Organizational Context
The Human Development and Economics Unit (HDEU) of UNDP Somalia focuses on empowering
ordinary citizens of Somalia by enhancing their capacity to shape their own destiny and advance towards
peace, progress and prosperity. Through the Inclusive Growth and Development programme, the unit
works towards enhancing planning in Somalia, to ensure that all citizens, particularly the poorest of the
poor and the marginalized groups are reached and benefit equally from development interventions. The
programme further works towards strengthening institutions to make them work for the vulnerable
communities of Somalia through effective delivery of services and better access to opportunities.

Building on past UNDP achievements and existing initiatives of UNDP and UN agencies working in
Somalia, in pro-poor policies, planning and programming, capacity development and institution
building, this programme aims to consolidate past efforts and successes and expand further to influence
policy debates and provide upstream policy advice, strengthen national ownership of the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs), provide capacity building support in the areas of pro-poor planning, policy
design, programming and poverty monitoring, and strengthen macro-micro linkages for poverty
reduction and accelerated human development. This programme will serve as the catalyst and enabling
platform to influence the recovery and development assistance provided to Somalia through better
planning, prioritization and sequencing of interventions in alignment with national plans and priorities
and guided by thorough analysis. The programme will influence, work with and guide relevant portions
of the United Nations Transitional Plan, in particular outcomes one (Key Federal, Somaliland and
Puntland institutions administer and manage core government functions more effectively), two (Local
governance contributes to peace and equitable priority service delivery in selected locations), four
(Children, youth and vulnerable groups have increased, more equitable access to quality education and
health services) and five (Vulnerable and marginalized groups have improved sustainable food security
and economic opportunities). Thus, this project will provide the leverage for many UNDP, UN and NGO
programmes to set clear numerical goals and targets and coordinate among themselves and work
together for better development results.

The Inclusive Growth and Development programme uses a three-pronged approach to achieve its
objectives: human development; MDG initiatives; and poverty monitoring and analysis. Each of these
components is further divided into interventions that require substantial support to ensure quality and
timely delivery. It is in this context that UNDP would like to recruit a Research Officer, to assist all the
senior management and Inclusive Growth and Development projects with substantive background
qualitative as well as quantitative research.
III. Summary of Key Functions:
Under the guidance of and reporting directly to the Senior Economist, UNDP Somalia, the Research
Officer will be responsible for the following:

    1. Performing background research (qualitative and quantitative) on project activities.
    2. Provision of support and strategic advice on key project interventions, which includes
       overseeing the research processes of the national and sub-national Human Development Reports
       and MDG reports.

IV. Functions / Key Results Expected
The Research Officer will provide strategic advice to all project interventions after conducting extensive
research on a variety of crucial issues.

The incumbent will:

   Present thoroughly researched information for background research; implementation of the projects;
    preparation of project documents’ drafts, work plans, budgets, progress reports, policy briefs,
    position papers and proposals on implementation arrangements.
   Compile the researched material in a systematic way and prepare background briefs/briefing notes as
    and when required.
   Provide effective support to management of the programme (and projects).
   Provide guidance to consultants/executing agencies on routine implementation of the projects and
    monitor quality of work of consultants.
   Work with the Human Development Report (HDR) research institutions and the HDR team on the
    preparation of research products relevant to the national and sub-national Human Development
    Reports. In particular, she/he will liaise with the research institutions to ensure they conduct relevant
    and timely research, interviews and focus group discussions.
   Support assessment on MDGs and HDRs.
   Organize national and sub-national consultative meetings or workshops on the HDR, MDGs or other
    issues, as may be required.
   Support the Senior Economist on national needs’ assessments and MDG-based planning and
    management.
   Advise on quality of publications produced on behalf of or by local administrations in Somalia.
   Review the background and thematic papers that have already been commissioned and assess them
    in view of the research results.
   Compile, analyze and synthesize information for the Senior Economist.
   Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior Economist.

V. Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

       Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
       Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
       Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
       Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
    Functional Competencies:

       Highly developed qualitative and quantitative research skills;
       Strong analytical skills, and ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from
        varied sources;
       Computer literate; must be able to use the Internet and other research tools effectively.
       Identifies priority activities and assignments;
       Teamwork - excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills and ability to work
        within multi-disciplinary teams.

    Development and Operational Effectiveness:

       Builds strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and result for the client and
        responds positively to feedback;
       Able to manage complex problems proactively and effectively, including responses to field
        based emergencies;
       Ability to operate effectively in a changing and complex environment, and to produce results
        under stress;
       Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
       Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills;
       Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills;
       Remain calm, in control and relatively good humoured even under pressure;
       Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
       Strong analytical capabilities.
       Strong interpersonal and communication skills

VI. Recruitment Qualifications
Education:                      Master’s degree in Economics or related development field.
Experience:                     At least 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably with at
                                 least three years’ experience in a crisis or post-conflict country.
                                Prior knowledge and experience in research and research
                                 methodology.
                                Knowledge of local conditions and developments in Somalia; previous
                                 working experience in Somalia is desirable
                                Knowledge of UN operational procedures and common UN
                                 programming tools is desirable.

Language requirements:           Excellent English writing and oral skills. Knowledge of Somali
                                 language is desirable

VII. Submission of application
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting
http://jobs.undp.org/. Email or paper applications will not be considered. The closing date for
receipt of applications is 31st March 2009.

Applicants are required to fill a P11 Form and submit it together with a Curriculum Vitae on the online
application.


                Find the P11 Form for Service Contract & SSA Holders on this link:
  http://www.so.undp.org/index.php/Download-document/43-P11-form-for-service-contract-and-
SSAs.html

                               Women are strongly encouraged to apply.



        UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
This vacancy announcement is also available on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/)

                                  Call for consultants
Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) to undertake End of Project Evaluation


Project Name:      Poverty Alleviation Across Generations in Rural Communities in Western
                   Kenya
EU Ref. NO:       ONG-PVD/2005/095-423
HAI Ref. No:       KEN122

Contracting organisation: HelpAge International-Africa Regional Development Center (HAI-
                           ARDC)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 20-30 days
Deadline for submission of EoI and interpretation of ToR: 5th April 2009
Email for Applications: helpage@helpage.co.ke, atewodros@helpage.co.ke

1.0 Introduction:

An External Evaluator backed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals is invited to submit
an expression of interest and interpretation of the Terms of Reference for undertaking an
evaluation of a 3-year project entitled Poverty Alleviation Across Generations in Rural
Communities in Western Kenya. The project which is being implemented in Homabay,
Siaya and Nyando districts of Western Kenya is financed by the European Union and is due to
end on 30th June 2009 after a 6 month no-cost extension was secured from the donor.

HelpAge International (HAI) has a vision of a world in which all older people fulfil their
potential to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge International is a global network
striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security;
healthcare and social services; and support in their care-giving role across the generations.

2.0 The purpose and justification of the evaluation
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the project on the target population,
and analyse the project’s contribution towards the achievement of MDG targets in the project
areas. Taking account of the political, economic, social and environmental aspect, the
evaluation report will present achievements/impacts of the programme, lessons learned
including detailed recommendations, and best practices that will provide both HAI and EU with
valuable information on the implementation of the current strategies of both organisations and
inform their future programming.
The main objectives of the evaluation is to:
    Assess the extent to which the programme contributed to the reduction of poverty

    Assess the extent to which the organisational set-up/management systems and processes
     contributed to the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation

    Identify examples/models of effective community actions that can make significant and
     sustainable improvement to the lives of extremely vulnerable people.

3.0 Problems, needs and interventions:

The main problems that led to the programme were:

        Food insecurity
        Lack of income
        Insufficient access to basic health facilities,
        Poor shelter and sanitation,
        Poor education,
        Discrimination against women and other marginalised groups.

The overall project objective was to contribute to the achievement of the MDG targets in
Western Kenya, particularly of halving, by 2015, the number of people living in extreme
poverty, reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and achieving universal primary education. While
the specific objective was to improve the income, living conditions, health and access to
education for the most vulnerable and poor families of the 3 project Districts through a
combination of community led practical activities and broad advocacy work
The Expected Project Results were:

    Improvement in the living conditions, health and social status of 180 vulnerable families.
    Increased food security for 960 households and increased cash income of vulnerable
     households.
    Improved access to education for OVCs.
    Reduced poverty and improved quality of care to PLWHAs from mechanisms established to
     assist households to reduce or deal with the impacts of HIV/AIDS.
    Strengthened local structures, particularly local government, service providers, and
     community-based organisations to better support these vulnerable groups, including older
     people caring for OVCs.

The planned activities were:

a) Improved Infrastructure
  Construction and Renovation of houses and sanitation facilities.
  Training and construction of fuel-efficient stoves

b) Improved Livelihoods
   Distribution of agricultural inputs with the support of local agricultural extensionists.
   Distribution and monitoring of grants for income generating activities (IGAs)

c)   Improved access to education
     Workshop for Teachers
     Support schools with IGAs
     Rights Awareness Workshops for OVCs
     Support groups in schools

d) Improved community support systems for dealing with HIV/AIDS
    Capacity building of local organisations enabling them to better support the development
     of their communities
    Selection and Training of Home Based Caregivers (HBCs), provision of kits and follow up
     training
    Selection and training of Peer Educators
    Workshop for Traditional Healers
    Mainstreaming: workshops for Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) centres, local
     stakeholders and CBOs

e)   Improved Awareness of National & International decision makers
     National stakeholder workshop
     Participation in National and International Forums
     Attendance in HAI Regional Workshop
     Media Workshop
     Information Dissemination through a variety of media

HelpAge International has been implementing this programme with the following project
partners:

        HelpAge Kenya – based in Nairobi with field offices in each of the three districts
        Kenya Society for People with AIDS (KESPA) in Siaya, Siaya District
        Asumbi St. Francis HelpAge Project based in Asubmi, Homabay District
        Ahero Joot Social Services based in Ahero, Nyando district

The project started on 1st January 2006 and was due to end on 31 st December 2008.
However, a 6 month no cost extension was secured from the delegation owing to delays in
finalizing project activities.

4. The Scope of the Evaluation

The evaluation should specifically address the following five main areas:

    Assessment of the relevance of the project activities to the needs and priorities of the
     targeted beneficiaries as well as its contribution to the EC Kenya Country Strategy 2003-
     2007 Kenya, National Poverty Reduction Strategy and district development plans.
    Assessment of activity implementation and project management (budgetary discipline,
     effectiveness of contract management, work-planning, inter-agency relationships, what
     has been achieved and at what cost etc.)
    Assessment of project impact against the indicators outlined in the project log frame
     providing tangible qualitative and quantitative evidence to support statements of impact
     made in the analysis;
    Identification of key points of learning, best practices and recommendations to inform
     future programming of partners, HAI and the EU.
    Relevance of the project to HAI Global Targets and Africa wide strategic plan

5. The main evaluation questions

a) To what extent are the elements of the project logic complementary, mutual supportive
   and non-contradictory? To what extent do the objectives and activities of the project
   support or contradict those of other public interventions:

     Looking at coherence with overall strategic objectives of the EC Kenya Country Strategy;
     the PRSP guiding principles; relevant GoK sector plans, national and districts development
     plans; HAI Global targets, ARDC strategic plans and the Kenya Government national
     HIV/AIDS strategies and complementarity of the objective of the project to those of other
     public interventions

b) To what extent has HAI achieved the objectives set out in the project in particular the
   extent to which the project:
        improved the living conditions, health and social status older people headed
         households?
        increased food security and increased income of vulnerable households.
        improved access to education for OVCs.
        established mechanisms to assist households to reduce or deal with the impacts of
         HIV/AIDS, reduced poverty and improved quality of care to PLWHAs?
        strengthened local structures, particularly local government, service providers, and
         community-based organisations to better support older people caring for OVCs?

        Overall relevance of the project activities and objectives to the needs of the
         beneficiaries

        Visibility of the project in respect of the EU requirements and guidelines

c)   To what extent have the HAI management systems and processes contributed to the
     effectiveness and efficiency of its operations?
     Looking at:
        Monitoring systems that allow HAI to collect relevant data on inputs, outputs, results
         and impacts
        Monitoring data and evaluation findings fed back into decision making
        Activities (and resources) of HAI focused on priority objectives
        External and internal communication and dissemination strategy

d) To what extent has HAI built the capacity of Partner organisations?

     Looking at:
       Contribution to the promotion of learning, and sharing between the implementing
        partners and other organisations in the project areas
       Enabling partner organisations to network with other NGOs, and civil society
        organisations and collaboration with government offices regarding programme
        implementation;
       Enabling partners to access funds from other donors to develop their HIV/AIDS and
        poverty alleviation work;
       Enabling partners to actively engage in local and national development, poverty and
        HIV/AIDS debates, fora and network to represent older people issues;
       Contribution to enhancing the capacity of         partner organisations in designing,
        implementing effective programmes and effectively representing issues of older people
        at various levels
       Enhancing extent of improving good governance within the organisations

e) To what extent has the project contributed to developing HAI ARDC as an organisation as
   well as its programmes?

f)   To what extent have the project activities resulted in any unintended/unplanned results
     and impacts (both desirable and undesirable)?

g) To what extent has the project influenced other actors?

Looking at:
  The contribution of the programme towards influencing the local and national level actors
   leading to the inclusion of older people in important policies, strategies and programmes
   (e.g CBOs/NGOs, NACCs, national bureaux of statistics etc).
  Changes in policy, practices and attitudes among the stake holders to recognise OP and
   include them in their activities.
  Generation of valuable data to strengthen evidence to undertake effective advocacy work.
    Effectiveness of approaches used in the programme to engage with and influence other
     agencies.

h) Assess the extent to which the organisational principles that underpin the ARDC’s
   HIV/AIDS work (Partnership and capacity building; focusing on the most vulnerable;
   intergenerational support; gender sensitivity; participation and inclusion) were integrated
   into the design and implementation of the project and how these principles affected
   project impact.

i)   Identification of key points of learning and recommendations to inform the future
     programming activities of local partners, HAI and European Union.

     Make recommendations and draw lessons from this project that:
           Improve the sustainability of the current work - focusing particularly on the
            potential for increased engagement with Local Government Authorities, partners
            and other stakeholders;
           Suggest novel approaches and practical methodologies that can be used to sustain
            the achievements of this project and also support new initiatives;
           Evaluate the success of the advocacy work and engagement with Local
            Government Authorities (LGAs) (and other key stakeholders) and identify key
            advocacy entry points that might be exploited in future programming;

6. The Overall approach for data collection and analysis

The potential consultants are expected to deliver:
a) Their expression of Interest and interpretation of the TOR. Consultants are also expected
   to explain their competence to deliver the ToR and provide evidence of similar work
   undertaken in the past including names of references as well as professional fees.
b) After signing the Professional Services Agreement, the selected consultant will then submit
   an inception report together with tools for the field work and timeframe for the completion
   of the evaluation exercise.
c) The inception report will cover analysis of the project achievement on the basis of desk
   review of project proposal, interim reports submitted to the donor to date, ARDC strategic
   plan and Global target, HIV/AIDS strategy, Kenya Poverty Reduction strategy, EU Kenya
   Country strategy paper, and other relevant self sourced documents and provided by HAI
   ARDC.
d) The beneficiary sample of the evaluation should be representative of older people, older
   women, PLWHAs, OVC, community volunteers and other groups within the communities.
   However, the evaluation should cover the project as a whole and therefore provide
   opportunities for input from a wide range of stakeholders including teachers and students
   participating in the project, Home Based Care Givers, Peer Educators, Traditional Healers
   district authorities, partner organization staff, HAI and European Union.

7. Timeframe
The consultancy is expected to last not more than 30 days. The key milestones are expected
to be as follows:

Activity                                                Dates
Call for consultancy issued                             20th March 2009
EoI and Interpretation of TOR submitted                 5th April 2009
Review of EOI                                           5th - 10th April 2009
Selection and professional services agreement           15th April 2009
finalised
Desk review and submission of inception report and      30th April 2009
data collection tools
Feedback on the inception report and data collection    11th May 2009
tools
Field work and Interim report                           17th-24th May 2009
Submission of first draft report and presentation to      1st June 2009
HAI
Feedback on Interim report to consultant                  8th June 2009
Final report from consultant `                            June 15th 2009


8. Output and Report delivery

8.1 Output
   Clear debriefings with the main findings from field work and consultations
   A clearly set out final report in a reader-friendly format that might include, but not limited
    to, the following: a contents page; abbreviations glossary; executive summary of no more
    than 3 pages focusing on key findings and recommendations; the main report of no more
    than 25 pages
   A clear set of conclusions, recommendations and key lessons emerging from the
    evaluation work in 2 pages, including guidelines for the remaining period of the project
   Annexes of any supporting documents that might include approach, methodology, people
    consulted, project sites visited etc.

8.2 Report delivery
   The report should be clear and free from excessive jargon. It should include an executive
    summary and recommendations. Technical details should be confined to appendices.
    Recommendations should also cover how they should be implemented.
   The report should include guidance on the process by which findings will be shared and
    discussed and how any resulting changes in the report will be included.
   Preliminary debriefing of Final Evaluation findings after the field study, to be presented to
    HAI
   Within 7 days of completion of the fieldwork and associated tasks, a draft report for review
    and comments by HAI, programme staff and implementing partners.
   Within two weeks of the above, a final report should be presented in the form of two hard
    copies and two soft copies containing the entire document with page numbers and
    annexes to HAI within agreed deadline. The report will be the property of HAI and full
    acknowledgement to the evaluators will be made as required.
   All reports will be made and written in English.

9. Selection, exclusion and award criteria

9.1 Tax Liability:
Settlement of any tax liability arising form this agreement will remain the responsibility of the
consultant.

9. 2 Ineligibility Criteria
All potential contractors that fall into any of the following categories will be excluded from
participating in HAI procurement procedures:
       If your company/ firm is bankrupt, being wound up, are having your affairs
        administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have
        suspended business activities, are the subject of proceedings concerning those
        matters, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided
        for in national legislation or regulations;
       If you have been convicted of an offence concerning your professional conduct by a
        court judgment;
       If you have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means that
        the contracting authority can justify;
       If you have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security
        contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the
        GoK.
       If you have been the subject of a court judgment for fraud, corruption, involvement in
        a criminal organization or any other illegal activity;
       If you have been declared to be in serious breach of contract for failure to comply with
        previous contractual obligations;

All interested consultants must confirm in writing that they do not fall into any of the above
categories.


9.3 Exclusion Criteria
In addition to the ineligibility criteria applied by HAI, the following exclusion criteria below
applies:
   If the consultant/firm is guilty of misrepresentation in supplying the information required
    by HAI as a condition of participation in the call for EOI, or fail to supply all of the
    information requested.

9.4 Award Criteria The following criteria will be considered when selecting the potential
consultants:
       Reflection of technical skills, delivery times, etc.
       Compliance with international norms
       Price including any non-direct costs such as transport
       Qualifications and experience of personnel
       References

10. Amendment / Discontinuation of the Agreement:
HAI will enter into a formal professional services agreement with the selected consultant on
the basis of assessed expression of interest(s) and subsequent negotiations. The agreement
will specify the deliverables expected from the consultant and the timeframe for each of the
deliverables which will form the basis for monitoring the agreement.

HAI will reserve the right to discontinue the agreement in the event of failure to implement
the task or to deliver the agreed outputs or to meet the timeframe. If such discontinuation
happens, HAI will have the right not to release the funds to the consultant.

Expression of interest

All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest describing
their competence in management and a proposal to show how they will deliver on the
identified tasks.

Deadline for application: 5th April 2009

Please    send    your        application     by     email      to:    helpage@helpage.co.ke,
atewodros@helpage.co.ke




 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT-KEMRI/CDC RESEARCH
                PROGRAM
Opening date: 13/03/2009                                                         Vacancy
No.K17/03/09
Program description: This program is a collaboration between
Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in
malaria, HIV and other diseases. There is currently a vacancy in
the International Emerging Infections Diseases (IEIP) Program.
Position: Laboratory Technologists II (2 positions)     MR   8(job
group L)Gross
           Salary Pretax Per month Kshs 53,035-64,150

Location: KEMRI/CDC – Nairobi

Reporting To: The Laboratory Director

Essential Requirement:
       Higher National Diploma from a recognized institution in
        Kenya.
       Must have a minimum of 2 years experience working
        research   or   diagnostic   laboratory.  Experience  in
        bacteriology, cell culture, antibody production and
        purification, PCR, and/or ELISA will be an advantage.
       Basic computer skills required.
Desired Qualifications
       Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
        writing with staff and supervisors
       Language:     A high level of proficiency in oral and
        written communication in English and Kiswahili

Responsibilities:

     The Laboratory technologist will be responsible for
     performing the following duties:
       basic microbiologic testing including bacterial and viral
        culture, serology (including ELISA),
       preparation of media and reagents,
       Maintenance and cleaning of glassware and equipment,
       Purchasing and supply of laboratory materials,
       Keeping organized and precise laboratory notebooks for
        quality assurance,
       Organizing biologic samples for appropriate storage and
        shipment.
       Performance of other duties as assigned by the Program
        Director and Microbiologist.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: A six one year Renewable contract as per
KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first three
months

Applications should include the following:
    Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail
     address
    Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
     and e-mail addresses
    Copies of Certificates,
    Contact telephone number
 Applications are due no later than 26th March 09
 To: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. Box 1578,
 Kisumu. Or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov      Only short listed
 candidates will be contacted.



           VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT KEMRI/CDC PROGRAM
 Opening date: March 13th, 2009
 Vacancy No.N17/03/09
  Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute
 and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in
 malaria, HIV and other diseases. It is in this mandate that the program has vacancies in the Global
 Disease Detection Division of the Centers for Disease Control in Nairobi and Kisumu for
 Infection Prevention and Control healthcare- associated infections (HAIs).
 POSITION: Surveillance Officer for Infection Prevention and Control (3 positions) MR 7(Job
 Group K) Gross salary
             Range pretax per/month Kshs 46,210 for Clinical Officers, 38,210 for Nursing
 Officers
 LOCATION: Nairobi (Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi Hospital) and Kisumu (New
             Nyanza Provincial General Hospital)
 Reporting To: Program manager Infection control
 Essential Requirement
  Must have a Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine.
  Must have a minimum of 1 year experience in clinical work in the hospital
  Must have evidence of involvement in community health work, preferably with
experience in data collection and
    management. Involvement in infection control activities will be an added advantage.



 Desired Qualities:

 SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written and oral)
    Good clinical practice skills with attention to detail and adherence to standard operating
     procedures.
    Excellent social and communication skills.
    Excellent organizational skills with ability to multitask
    Self-motivated.
    Ability to work independently as well as an active member of a team.
    A good working knowledge of or experience with MOH standards of nursing care and
     medical practice including, but not limited to, clinical knowledge, quality improvement and
    documentation of the medical record also required.
   Incumbent must have computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both
    verbally and in writing. Must be able to produce good-quality written reports.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Fill Daily Line List for patients meeting the case definitions for HAI on the ward.
2. Take axillary temperatures from patients.
3. Consent study participants and complete the HAI report form and questionnaire.
4. Collect nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs from patients.
5. Perform weekly hand hygiene and respiratory cohorting audits on the selected
   surveillance wards.
6. Collect the data collection forms and samples, store, package, and ship them back to
   Nairobi.
7. Keep records and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
8. Helps ensure good communication, quality and timely completion of surveillance activities,
   including problem identification and problem solving.
9. Ensure that supplies are sufficient, and re-order as necessary.
10. Conduct sensitization for health workers on HAI surveillance
11. Ensure that patients’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.
12. Report regularly on the project progress and performance towards set goals
13. Develop a clear understanding of the algorithm which guides the clinical assessment and
    investigation of HAI.
14. Develop an in-depth understanding of the study case definitions, procedures, design and
    goals.
15. Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and others.
16. Report problems encountered in the field to the IPC program manager.
17. Be flexible to work within the existing structure.
18. Work closely with the Infection Prevention and Control program manager who will
    oversee activities at three hospitals.
19. Perform other duties as requested by management.
Terms of Employment: A Six 1 year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI scheme of service.
Probation period for the first 3 months: Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a
relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications should include the following:
Cover letter (Indicating position and vacancy no.)
Current résumé/CV with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address) for 3
referees (including current or most recent employer/supervisor.) Copies of certificates and
testimonials
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOT LATER THAN: March 26th, 2009
To: THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER, KEMRI/CDC PROGRAM, P.O Box 1578, KISUMU.



                                      VACANCY
                            Driver with administrative skills

The Embassy of Sweden seeks to employ a driver with administrative skills.
The Embassy of Sweden consists of 58 employees, of which four are drivers. The drivers
work as a team together with the protocol officer, within the administrative section of the
Embassy.
The team serves the entire Embassy with driving orders, messenger services and other
appropriate tasks.
The drivers work on a duty scheme for evenings and weekends. Occasionally travelling
within Kenya is necessary.

Main duties:
including but not limited to:

      Drive Embassy officials and other authorized passengers on official duty
      Responsible for daily caretaking and maintenance of allocated vehicles
      Messenger duties and other duties in the reception
      Collect, distribute mail and carry out errands
      Provide administrative support to the administrative section when appropriate
      Other related tasks as assigned.



Qualifications:
Clean driving licence
Minimum 5 years of driving experience in and outside Nairobi
Good command of written and spoken English and Swahili
Computer skills (MS-Office)
Documented experience of administrative work
Ability to work as a team member
Ability to carry a process forward, to follow up and to finalise tasks
Flexible approach and service oriented

Date of commence: April 2009

Salary in accordance with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ salary system for
locally engaged employees.
Applications should be submitted to:
jack.ngunyangi @foreign.ministry.se, with c.c to louise.hallgren@foreign.ministry.se at
the latest March 31st 2009.

Applications should include a detailed CV with educational qualifications, a summery of
professional experience and references.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on
 International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the
 complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies
 and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an 'agroforestry transformation'
 in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder
 rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a
 regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre
 (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 The position
 The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Front Office Assistant
 to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

 Duties and responsibilities:
     Administering and overseeing front office and mailroom requirements.
     Preparing and arranging conferences calls as requested
     Ensure smooth visitor reception and direction
     Managing the General ICRAF mailbox
     Ensure efficient external and internal ICRAF mail distribution.
     Liaising with both local and international couriers for efficient mail handling.
     Responding to routine customer queries;
     Manage stamp imp rest
     Administration of mail room monthly charge back
     Produce quarterly reports
     Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

 Minimum qualification and experience
   Diploma in Administration and Office Management;
   Three (3) years experience with an international organization;
   Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
   Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
   Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
   Excellent command of both written and spoken English;
   Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

 ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working
 environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years,
 renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued
 relevance of the position and availability of resources. Applicants are invited to send a cover letter
 illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies
 and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three
 referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World
 Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email:
 icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 06th April 2009 and should indicate
 “Application for Front Office Assistant” on their application letters and email submissions.
       Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

              We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site:
                           http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org


What’s your passion?

What's your passion? Whether you're into playing the guitar, singing or rowing at IHG we're interested in YOU. At
IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies -
people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our
friendly and professional team.

Currently the InterContinental Nairobi has vacant career opportunities for:

Information Technology Department
Assistant Systems Manager

Engineering Department
Assistant Chief Engineer
Maintenance Engineer

Food & Beverage Department
Food & Beverage Director
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef
Restaurant Manager

Housekeeping & Laundry Department
Assistant Executive Housekeeper


In return we'll give you a generous financial and benefits package and the chance to work with a great team of people.
Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself. At IHG we are committed to developing our team and
managing our talent and would encourage interested individuals to apply for available career opportunities.

To view and apply current career opportunities, visit www.ihg.com/careers and upload your application and CV. Only
online applications will be accepted.

What’s your passion? Whether you are into baking, playing the saxophone or painting, at IHG we are interested in
YOU.

 The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on
 International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the
 complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies
 and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an 'agroforestry transformation'
 in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder
 rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a
 regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre
 (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 The position
 The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Maintenance
 Technician-Audio Visual Support to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting
 directly to the Operations Manager.
 Duties and responsibilities:
   Provide upon request AV support to all headquarter-based meetings;
   Develop together with the operations Manager the annual preventive maintenance schedules
       for all AV equipment and meeting rooms.
   Carry out both preventive and scheduled maintenance of AV equipment.
   Allocate meeting rooms to clients upon request and ensure high standards of cleanliness;
   Manages the Centre’s Cyber Café and works closely with ICT to ensure equipment is in
       serviceable condition;
   Proactively develop contacts with other institutions with similar AV equipment and activities
       to ensure that the Centre maintains a state-of –the art AV equipment and practices;
   Assist the maintenance team with various maintenance tasks during times when there are no
       meetings;
   Work closely with the Travel , Visitors and Conferences to provide monthly chargebacks on
       room and AV equipment use to FSU
   Provide quarterly reports;
   Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

 Minimum qualification and experience
   Diploma in technical engineering related field
   Five (5) years relevant experience
   Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
   Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload;
   Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision;
   Good command of both written and spoken English;
   Good computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

 ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working
 environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years,
 renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued
 relevance of the position and availability of resources. Applicants are invited to send a cover letter
 illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies
 and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three
 referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World
 Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email:
 icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 09th April 2009 and should indicate
 “Maintenance Technical – Audio Visual Support” on their application letters and email
 submissions.


      Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

            We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site:
                         http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org

Office Manager
Unitus, an international nonprofit organization, works to reduce global poverty by
increasing access
to life-changing microfinance services. We seek out and partner with young, high-
potential
microfinance institutions (MFIs), helping them build capacity, attract capital, and achieve
exponential
growth. Through this leveraged approach, Unitus seeks to empower millions of the
world’s working
poor while transforming the financial systems now left out of their reach.
The Unitus portfolio currently reaches more than 6 million families through 23 partners in
India and
Southeast Asia, East Africa, Mexico, and South America. Our goal is to reach more than
15 million
of the world’s working poor by 2010.
Unitus has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, PBS, and
National Public
Radio. We received Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist award for 2006, 2007,
and 2008,
and were awarded the prestigious 4-star rating for sound fiscal management from
Charity Navigator
in 2007 and 2008. Unitus has offices in Seattle, Washington, Bangalore, India, and
Nairobi, Kenya.
Unitus is currently expanding its operations in East Africa. We seek a dynamic,
passionate, team
player to provide administrative and logistical support for a small but growing office and
for the new
Growth Center. The Growth Center is an exciting learning program designed to
accelerate the
growth of microfinance (MF) providers through workshops, networking, and mentoring.
Position summary:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong administrative, logistics and
project
management skills, and be able to work independently. Critical attributes include a
tolerance for
ambiguity, a sense of humor, persistence, and resourcefulness. The candidate will be
highly
organized and have excellent communication skills. Experience in human resources,
accounting or
managing technology is also a plus.
Furthermore, the successful candidate will be passionate about poverty alleviation and
eager to
work in the social sector. We place a strong emphasis on cultural fit within our collegial,
entrepreneurial, and driven environment. This position will report to the Country Director.
Responsibilities include:
Create and manage a highly organized and smoothly functioning office:
Identify office space and service providers; establish and manage related agreements
and
vendor relationships (for example, telecommunications and IT)
Perform basic financial functions, such as accounts payable and coordinating activities
with
bookkeeper
Coordinate IT support, including procuring hardware and software and managing IT
projects
as needed
General office support, including travel planning, filing, setting up meetings, procuring
office
supplies, and receptionist duties
Plan and conduct staff recognition and events; assist in coordinating HR
Provide all logistical support for the Growth Center:
Identify potential sites and coordinate with external vendors for training and networking
events
in Kenya and Tanzania
Coordinate logistics for Growth Center participants, trainers, and Unitus staff
Provide on-site administrative and logistics support to participants, trainers, and Unitus
staff
during training and networking events
1

Office Manager
Requirements:
3 - 4 years experience in an administration, ideally in office management roles
Expertise with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Experience handling logistics with multiple partners; event planning experience a plus
Meticulous organizational and task management skills
Project management experience
Experience interfacing with high level executives
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including cross-office communications)
Ability to develop and implement solutions to challenges as they arise in a dynamic
environment
(thinking on your feet)
Ability to think creatively to improve the efficiency of systems and projects within the
organization
Passionate about poverty alleviation and social development
There are many other areas for contribution. The desired candidate will bring the
capabilities to
make a huge impact towards the success of Unitus’s Nairobi operations.
Unitus is an equal-opportunity employer.
How to apply:
Send your application including a covering letter and detailed CV highlighting relevant
experience,
details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the
names of
three professional referees by end of business Thursday 26th March 2009.
Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
e-mail: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
www.adeptsys.biz
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Visit our website for more vacancies!
2
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the
complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that
policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. Our vision is an 'agroforestry
transformation' in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes
by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter
and energy, and a regenerated environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin
America.

The position
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Operations
Contracts Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the
Operations Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:
      Work closely with the operations manager to monitor and ensure
         compliance to contract agreements in line with ICRAF policies.
      Develop and maintain various contract related databases
      Take lead in liaison with procurement unit in services procurement.
      Conduct market audit for best practices and competitiveness.
      Act as the focal point for all insurance related matters e.g. insurance
         policies and claims.
      Ensure ICRAF is adequately covered against risk exposure by liaising
         closely with the necessary units, regions and insurance service
         providers.
      Produce quarterly management reports
      Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum qualification and experience
      A degree or equivalent in business administration
      Three (3) years relevant experience in an international organization
      Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
      Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and organize workload
      Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal
       supervision
      Excellent command of both written and spoken English
      Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office

ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working
environment. The position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3)
years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance,
continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. Applicants are invited to
send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed
qualifications, competencies and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including
names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the
 Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi,
 Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 09th April
 2009 and should indicate “Application for Operations Contracts Officer” on their
 application letters and email submissions.


    Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

          We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site:
                       http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org


SCHOOL-BASED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: SUPPORTING ENHANCING QUALITY OF
EDUCATION IN EASTERN EQUITORIA STATE (ACTION RESEARCH)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation – Kapoeta office is looking for a consultant to
support the abovementioned activity, as specified below.

The activities are expected to take place between May and December 2009 and are expected to
take a period of 35 to 40 consultancy days.

The consultant is expected to work together with the Kapoeta based SNV advisors, under the
guidance of the Kapoeta based Senior Education advisor.

Objectives and Tasks
The objectives of this assignment include:
     1. Support the SMOEST in defining/contextualizing the minimum infrastructural and non
          infrastructural standards (school facilities, materials, management, teaching and learning
          and community participation) developed by GOSS.
     2. Train local consultant and SMOEST/CED to develop tools and materials for the (1)
          assessment of standards and (2) for PTAs school based dialogue and planning and (3)
          institutionalized school performance appraisals/reviews
     3. Train the SMOEST/County Education Directors and Headteachers in the assessment of
          the performance capacity needs of School Management Committees and or Parents
          Teacher’ Associations, Head teachers, teachers and pupils in EES in relation of their
          general duties and specific tasks they need to undertake to address the impediments to
          education in their schools.
     4. Build the capacity of SMOEST/CED to support PTA and make the PTAs more functional
          and result oriented
     5. Support the development of the capacity of the stakeholders; managerial capacity of
          county education directors and pedagogical leadership capacity of Headteacher and the
          pedagogical effectiveness of teachers.
     6. Support State and Local Education Authorities to set up 3 model schools in Kapoeta
          East South and North in Eastern Equatoria State
Facilitate the local authorities conduct participatory assessment/evaluation of the project
activities in light of the three objectives above; draw out lessons and make recommendations.

Deliverables/ Outputs
The following are the project outputs / deliverables:

    1. Specific outputs of the Standards Assessment Capacity Building
    2. Specific outputs of School Performance Appraisal (SPA) capacity building
    3. Specific outputs for the School Community Partnership Enhancement (SCOPE) training
       capacity support

The activities are to include, but not exclusively:

Specific Activities

    1. Review of Related Documents
       Review of existing documents especially the GOSS education policy and priorities; SNV
       Southern Sudan Education Strategy 2008/9; The Trainers Guide for Parents Teachers
       Associations and School Management Committees For Primary and Secondary Schools in
       Southern Sudan; The GEM and PTA Assignment Agreements; the MOU between SNV and
       GOSS/SMOEST.
    2. Conduct an assessment/verification of current standards available at school
       levels and SWOT Analysis to review the current performance of the three target
       schools as an illustration of the school level education quality/performance in the EES.
       This will build on and compare with the earlier SWOT analysis that was conducted in
       Kapoeta in 2007.
    3. Conduct School Performance Appraisals Training for the county education teams
       for Kapoeta East, South and North as cases for the entire EES

    4. Support a ‘Model’ School-Based Performance Appraisals

    5. Support a ‘model’ School Community Partnership in Education

Interested consultants are expected to provide a detailed action plan and a fee structure, before
8th April 2009 to capuoyo@snvworld.org

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR POSITION
Resolution Health is a Medical Insurance Provider offering comprehensive
medical Insurance
solutions to corporate and family groups as well as individuals in the greater East
Africa
region.
A vacancy has arisen for the above position within the Claims Department.
The key responsibilities for the position are:
1. To receive claims and vet them to ensure they meet company requirements
2. To return incomplete or incorrect bills for correction
3. To enter all claims data accurately into MIS for processing
4. To submit claims for approval
5. To respond to service providers queries for clarification of issues
6. To monitor and report when requested, the status of corporate member
accounts for
management use
7. To prepare and submit reports as requested for analysis and decision making
We are looking for a person with the following attributes:
 Good analytical and problem solving skills
 organised, able to prioritize work
must be a team player
The right candidate must have:
Diploma in a Business field
Knowledge of Microsoft Office with excellent skills in Excel
3 years working experience in a related position
Qualified candidates may submit their application letter, updated CV listing three
references
with their email or phone contacts and should indicate their expected
remuneration
package, via email to hr@resolution.co.ke latest Friday 27th March 2009.
Ensure that you quote the position on your email.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.
To find out more about Resolution Health, visit our website www.resolution.co.ke


International Organization for Migration, Mission with Regional Function Nairobi
Rhapta Road, Westlands
P.O.Box 55040, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (254) 20 4444 174. Fax: (254) 20 4449 577.
(1)
OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Vn no : IOM/015/09
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Title: Public Information Assistant
Classification: Grade G6/01 (UN Salary Scale for GS staff in Kenya)
Type of Appointment: Special 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
General Functions:
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Representative of IOM Mission with Regional
Functions Nairobi and in close coordination with the Media and Public Information Unit in
Geneva, the successful applicant will promote the image of IOM and its activities in the
region by implementing various public information activities and programmes.
Essential Functions:
1. Gathers, prepares and disseminates informational material in English on all IOM
activities in East and Central Africa through the use of newsletters, brochures, fact sheets,
and other promotional material.
2. Assists in the implementation of public information/awareness campaigns of various
programme units.
3. Supervise and coordinate the in-house production of printing documents, posters, reports,
etc as well as observation on production by third parties of the same for IOM.
4. Designs, maintains and updates MRF Nairobi’s website.
5. Contributes public information material for the bi-weekly press briefing notes, IOM
website, Quarterly Migration Report, Migration News template and other regular IOM
publications.
6. Designs and equips the MRF Nairobi resource centre.
7. Archives and catalogues existing IOM materials.
8. Develops and strengthens links with local, national and international media covering East
and Central Africa to promote IOM’s profile in the region and worldwide.
International Organization for Migration, Mission with Regional Function Nairobi
Rhapta Road, Westlands
P.O.Box 55040, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (254) 20 4444 174. Fax: (254) 20 4449 577.
(2)
9. Liaises with the media departments of partner international organizations and NGOs in
Nairobi, Kenya.
10. Responds to public information enquiries (telephone, written, email and in person).
11. Establishes and maintains media contacts (both local and regional) as well as develop a
database of those contacts.
12. Scans media for articles and news of interest to IOM.
13. Provides technical assistance through coordination of IOM conferences, press briefings
and other activities.
14. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
Desirable Qualifications (Education, experience and competencies):
1. Diploma in Journalism and or Information Management, or alternatively a combination of
relevant education and professional experience.
2. A minimum of five years of significant experience in media.
3. Familiarity with different communications approaches, tools and methodologies.
4. Good understanding of public and media relations as well as journalism.
5. Ability to plan and create communications that is responsive to the needs of the
organization.
6. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
7. Strong computer skills; proven ability to use MS Office, PowerPoint, and experience in
web site development and maintenance.
8. IOM functional competencies required: Effective communicator, successful negotiator,
active learner, team player, and cross-cultural facilitator.
9. Thorough knowledge of English and Kiswahili required. Knowledge of other East
African languages an advantage.
Method of Application: Submit application and CV including daytime telephone and email
contact to the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 55040, Post Code 00200, Nairobi or
Email Hrnairobi@iom.int
Closing Date: 10th April 2009


INSPECTIONS & INVESTIGATIONS OFFICERS
The World Food Programme (WFP), the world's frontline organisation fighting hunger, is
seeking to
compile a roster of suitably qualified candidates for potential Inspections & Investigations
Officers
vacancies at P2, P3 and P4 levels in the Oversight Services Division at its Headquarters in
Rome, Italy.
Within delegated authority, the Inspections & Investigations Officer will be responsible for
the
following duties:
Carry out office and field based investigations into allegations of violations of policies,
procedures, standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations;
Offer guidance and advice to WFP employees on matters pertaining to the investigation of
wrongdoing and direct staff appointed by field offices to conduct investigations into
allegations
of such acts;
Carry out inspections of WFP operations, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures,
standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations;
Work and coordinate closely with the other control and monitoring functions as appropriate;
Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to inspections and investigations;
Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls, effectiveness, or
efficiency of WFP operations based on the findings of inspections or investigations;
Prioritize, plan and coordinate an inspection or investigation team's field work;
 Regularly appraise progress of investigation and assess probable impact of investigation
outcomes relative to strategies and advise colleagues;
 Coordinate with local officials, governments, and outside organizations and obtain internal
support (transport, interpreters, etc) to resolve problems and to facilitate work of the team.
 Selected candidates may be asked to serve in / travel to difficult duty stations.
Qualifications
Education:
Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline e.g. law, business administration,
accounting,
auditing, or other similar field. Participation in investigation training courses is an asset.
Experience:
- At least three to seven years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional
experience
related to investigations, with a proven track record in planning, leading and executing
investigations..
- Previous experience in the conduct of investigations with a UN organization or international
financing institution is an asset.
- Candidates with more years of experience may be awarded with senior level positions.
Languages:
- Written and oral proficiency in English is essential.
- Intermediate knowledge of another WFP official language (Arabic, Chinese, English,
French,
Russian, Spanish and Portuguese).
Competencies
- Excellent conceptual, analytical, communication and written skills.
- Integrity, maturity, good interpersonal skills, and results oriented.
- Readiness to work in difficult duty stations and be transferred to other assignments
worldwide.
Terms and Conditions
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post
adjustment,
30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension
plan and
medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working
with WFP.
http://icsc.un.org Click on: UN Common System data > Salaries Allowances and Benefits, to
view salary
scales
www.wfp.org Click on Operations to learn about WFP’s operations
www.unstaffmobility.org Learn more about countries where the UN operates
Application procedures:
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/09-0009527
Step 1: Create and submit your Online CV.
Step 2: Submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this
vacancy.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2009
 WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of
HIV/AIDS
status.
 Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are
encouraged
to apply.
REF: 09-0009527

SECURITY ANALYST P2
The World Food Programme (WFP), the world's frontline organisation fighting hunger, is seeking
applications
for the position of Security Analyst P2 in the Security Division at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
IS WFP RIGHT FOR YOU?
Our international staff cadre is “mobile”, which means that,
according to the needs of the Organization, staff may be
transferred to other assignments worldwide.
Please view video to help you determine if
WFP is right for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=841r6C7B7YE
Within delegated authority, the SECURITY ANALYST will be responsible for the following duties:
 Conducts research on identified topics related to threats and risks for WFP staff and operations
 Gathers, collates, analyzes security-related information to support decision-making at WFP.
 Provides analytical support to the Field on security-related matters.
 Prepares inputs for Weekly Security Updates, other security updates, analytical reviews, background
notes on security-related topics and Country Security Profiles.
 Develops and updates the records/database on security incidents involving WFP staff, assets,
contractors and partners engaged in support of WFP operations, in coordination with the OMF
Security Officer (Information Management).
 Selects, classifies and provides security-related information for computerized databases and
archives, including the OMF Database.
 Coordinates closely with the WFP FSOs, Security Focal Points (SFPs), OMF Senior Security
Advisers (SSAs) on information gathering and collating, monitoring and evaluating the security
situation/developments in areas of WFP operations; identifying indicators for increased threats and
risks for WFP staff and operations; participating in the review of country-specific Security Risk
Assessments.
 Coordinating closely with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (OMEP), including
its Early Warning and Contingency Planning teams and Situation Room to enhance the WFP
capabilities to monitor and assess the security-related developments and ensure preparedness for
crisis situation and emergencies.
 Provide inputs for briefings to staff, donors and partners on security developments in specific
countries/regions as appropriate.
 Assist in supporting the WFP Security Focal Point on matters related to guidance to staff on
commercial passenger air travel risk management.
 Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications
Education and skills:
Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) preferably in political or social science, or
international
relations. Military, police or national intelligence background an asset. Excellent analytical and drafting
skills.
Proven ability to produce reports and papers on political and security issues, preferably in the
international
perspective; ability to communicate complex concepts orally and in writing. Knowledge of the UN
context,
preferably in the field of security management, peacekeeping or humanitarian operations.
Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in political or security analysis at national and/or
international levels, some of which must be as analyst or political officer. Experience in security
management, peacekeeping operation, humanitarian work, military, police, national intelligence or
international organization is required. Knowledge of practices and procedures of UN organizations.
Languages:
Fluency in written and spoken English and intermediate knowledge of another official UN language
(Arabic,
Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese or Portuguese) is essential.
Websites to visit before applying:
http://icsc.un.org Click on: UN Common System data > Salaries Allowances and Benefits, to view
salary
scales
www.wfp.org Click on Operations to learn about WFP’s operations
www.unstaffmobility.org Learn more about countries where the UN operates
Application procedures:
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/09-0009544
Step 1: Create and submit your Online CV.
Step 2: Submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2009

 WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

 Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
REF: 09-0009544


   The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/09/FT-08                    Date: 6 March 2009

Title: Administrative Officer                        Deadline for application : 5 April 2009

Grade: P3
                                                     Duty Station: New Delhi India
Contract type: Fixed-term appointment
                                                     Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for
Duration of contract: Two Years (Limited             the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
Duration)                                            SE/DRD Office of Deputy Regional Director
                                                     (SE/DRD)


OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To provide administrative support to the office of the Deputy Regional Director for the effective
and efficient implementation of WHO collaborative programmes at the Regional and Country
levels through appropriate coordination of activities among various Departments/Technical units
in the Regional Office and the country offices.
Description of duties:
Under the overall specific guidance of Deputy Regional Director (DRD) and broad direction from
the Regional Director (RD), the incumbent will perform the following specific functions, in
assisting DRD/RD in:

1. Liaising with Senior Staff including Department Directors, Coordinators and WHO
Representatives for providing substantive information or solutions to programme-related and
administrative matters; coordinating and assembling inputs from Directors/Regional Advisers in
response to Deputy Regional Director's/Regional Director's requirements on Executive
Management issues;
2. Coordinating the preparation of Regional Director's briefing material for the World Health
Assembly/Executive Board/Regional Committee/ACM/SPPDM/Meeting of Ministers of Health and
Regional Director's meeting with WRs as well as DRD's/RD's attendance at other important
meetings; and making all arrangements for Deputy Regional Director's/ Regional Director's
internal meetings with concerned staff;
3. Plan and manage the administrative functions in the office of the Deputy Regional Director,
which inter alia includes: (a) provide annotated short briefs, as necessary, on substantive matters,
researching and assembling pertinent information/background on policies, resolutions of RC,
WHA and EB and other advisory bodies; monitor the flow of information, documents and
correspondence, assigning top priorities to both confidential/non-confidential matters concerned
with emergency developments in countries, legislative or executive management matters or those
emanating from Ministerial/Executive Heads levels, Executive Heads of other UN organs,
Nongovernmental Organizations, International Organizations, etc.
4. Review the drafts of contributions received from technical/administrative units to the RD's
Report on the Work of WHO in the Region, and also background/working papers for important
meetings of statutory bodies such as RC, and other important meetings - RD's meeting with WRs,
ACM, SPPDM and Health Ministers' meetings.
5. In consultation with RDO, coordinate with concerned Directors and Regional Advisers for
timely preparation of drafts of Regional Director's speeches and statements for important
meetings;
6. Analyze data containing budgetary and financial information relevant to programme delivery to
identify important issues, propose solutions for decision by DRD/RD and assess delivery pattern;
prepare briefs for DRD and RD, as needed, on specific issues.
7. Liaise with Department Directors in the preparation of quarterly duty travel and leave plans of
professional staff in the Regional Office for approval by DRD. Liaise with WRs to ensure that the
approved duty travel of staff to Member countries is undertaken with the concurrence, and at the
convenience of the national authorities and WRs concerned, and appropriate acting
arrangements are made during their absence.
8. Head the follow up team in DRDO/RDO, monitoring implementation of specific administrative
and technical requests received from countries as well as from different Departments in the
Regional Office, following up these matters to their logical conclusions and to the satisfaction of
all concerned.
9. During the absence of the DRD on official duty, take appropriate decisions on channeling of
communications to concerned Acting Officer for expediting action. Decide on matters that (i)
require to be referred to DRD/RD at the places of their duty travel, and (ii) can await their return;
and
10. Perform other related duties, as required from time to time.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
University degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields.
Desirable: Post-graduate degree/diploma in business/public administration or related fields.

Competencies:
1) Communicating in a credible and effective manner; 2) Fostering integration and team work; 3)
Producing results;
4) Ensuring the effective use of resources; and 5) Moving forward in a changing environment.
Skills:
Thorough knowledge of WHO goals, policies, its structure and functions, WHO's work and
policies and processes. Skills in planning and programming, programme budgeting and
information analysis and processing. Excellent communication and editorial skills. Good
knowledge of relevant computer applications. Ability to produce results and work well under
pressure.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Computer literacy, particularly related to computer applications as a
management tool.
Experience:
At least five years' experience, in WHO, or other UN Agencies in general administration as well
as programme planning, implementation and monitoring of health programme or related fields.

Desirable: Experience in formulation and monitoring of implementation of workplans as per WHO
procedure.
Languages:
Excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of local language desirable.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)                          Post Adjustment: 31.2 % of the above
US $53,629 at single rate                            figure(s). This percentage is to be considered
US $57,453 with primary dependants                   as indicative since variations may occur each
                                                     month either upwards or downwards due to
                                                     currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.


                 A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening


Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent
database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system
                     provides instructions for online application procedures.
  All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been
             posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.


 Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are
                                  particularly encouraged.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and
           Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.




FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 2155-AGN
Deadline For Application: 5 May 2009
Position Title           Programme Officer
Duty Station             Rome
Grade Level              P-4
Duration                 Fixed Term: 3 Years
CCOG Code:               1A
                           Secretariat, Codex Alimentarius Commission, AGNC
Organizational Unit        Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, AGN
                           Agriculture & Consumer Protection Department, AG
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Under the overall supervision of the Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, the incumbent
will provide support in the execution of programmatic and administrative aspects of the Joint
FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme within AGNC. In particular, the incumbent will:

       Provide technical and executive support to the Secretary and the Senior Food
        Standards Officers, in the preparation, conduct of and follow-up to sessions of the
        Commission and its Executive Committee;
       Monitor the delivery and achievements of the Programme, including the implementation
        of the Strategic Plan of the Commission, and prepare periodic budgetary and
        programmatic reports to the Commission and its Executive Committee;
       Provide support in the development, dissemination and implementation of
        communication, advocacy and training material for Codex members and other target
          audience;
         Review new applications from international organizations for observer status in Codex,
          in collaboration with the legal offices in FAO and WHO, ensuring that all procedural
          aspects have been met; prepare and present periodic reports and other documentation
          for the Commission and its Executive Committee on new applications and the status of
          existing observers;
         Be responsible for the development of a database related to the participation of Codex
          members and observers; ensure maintenance of this database, monitor and analyse
          members and observers participation in the work of the Commission and generate
          reports as appropriate;
         Represent the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme at meetings of other bodies
          or organizations engaged in international food standards and related work;
         Review and analyse requests received from governments, international organizations
          and other parties for information on food standards and related matters, ensuring the
          provision of appropriate information;
         Participate in meetings of selected subsidiary bodies of the Commission;
         Perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should meet the following:

         Advanced University Degree in Food Science, Public Health, Law, Public Administration
          or a field related to the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
         Seven years of experience related to the management of an international standards-
          setting programme or equivalent regulatory instrument at international level which
          included training/advocacy activities in related areas
         Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the
          other two


SELECTION CRITERIA
Candidates will be assessed against the following:

         Demonstrated ability to analyse complex issues, prepare technical documents and write
          succinct reports
         Scope, depth and relevance of experience in the management of an international
          standards-setting programme or equivalent regulatory instrument as well as in
          training/advocacy activities
         Depth of knowledge of the operating rules and procedure of the Codex Alimentarius
          Commission, and of the work of other relevant international institutions such as FAO,
          WHO, OIE and WTO
         Extent of knowledge of and skills in information management systems and desktop
          publication
         Demonstrated ability to organize and conduct conferences, workshops, and capacity
          building events
         Demonstrated ability to maintain effective communication with governments and
          international governmental and non-governmental organizations
         Quality of both written and oral communication in English
         Knowledge of other languages of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Arabic or
          Chinese) would be an asset

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of
working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with
applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.
REMUNERATION
Level P-4 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from
US$ 96,846 US$ 118,663 (without dependants) and from US$ 104,000 to US$ 128,163 (with
dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants
Send your application          V.A 2155-AGN
to:                            Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission (AGNC)
                               FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY
                               Fax No: +39 06 5705 4593
                               E-mail: VA-2155-AGN@fao.org
  This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates and
 applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged. Please
 note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General
                     and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.




Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/09/FT122                             Date: 23 February 2009

Title: Advisor, Institutional and Organizational             Deadline for application : 6 April 2009
Development
                                                             Duty Station: Washington, D.C. United States
Grade: P4                                                    of America

Contract type: Fixed-term appointment                        Organization unit: AM Americas (AM)
                                                             Planning, Budget and Resource Coordination
Duration of contract: Two years, first year                  (PBR)
probationary period


OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Area of Planning, Budget and Resource Coordination (PBR) leads the strategic planning
process of the Organization including the development of the Strategic Plan and its Program
Budgets, and the operational planning process (Biennial Workplans). Leads the corporate
performance monitoring and assessment processes, and related reporting to the Governing
Bodies, associated with the Strategic Plan and Program Budget execution including program
management and coordination of resources processes. PBR is also in charge of leading the
institutional and organizational development of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB). The
latter includes 1) leading the PASB's corporate development process at its institutional and
organizational level to respond efficiently and effectively to its changing environment; 2) advising
the Director and Executive Management (EXM) on institutional and organizational issues for
informed decision making; 3) leading the monitoring and assessment of institutional performance
and results-based management processes, and providing evidence for informed decisions at
corporate and entity level on PASB's management, institutional and organizational issues; 4)
formulating strategies and guidelines and providing corporate and entity support for the
development and implementation of management frameworks, the Corporate Management
System (CMS) and organization models; and 5) providing analytical and management tools to
support corporate performance management to achieve PASB's continuous institutional
performance improvement.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Planning, Budget and Resource Coordination
(PBR), and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Institutional and Organizational
Development (ID), the incumbent will be responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the
following:
a) Advise and collaborate in the implementation of the Results Based Management (RBM)
processes including staff learning and monitoring of compliance;
b) Contribute to the definition of RBM business processes and rules, related standardized Key
Performance Indicators (KPI) and datasets, and required dataflow mechanisms to support
institutional performance monitoring, assessment and reporting to entity managers, Executive
Management (EXM) and Governing Bodies;
c) Participate in the formulation of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau's (PASB's) strategies and
guidelines to facilitate the Corporate and entity implementation of the PASB horizontal team-
oriented organization model and other PASB's institutional development reforms;
d) Collaborate in the development of business processes and rules governing the
operationalization of the horizontal team-oriented Organization and other needed organizational
arrangements;
e) Collaborate in the development of PAHO's functional organizational structure; consolidate and
maintain up-to-date the organizational charts of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and those of
the AMPES entities,
f) Participate in PASB´s institutional performance monitoring and assessment and other outcome
evaluation processes to support management informed decision on cost-effective interventions to
improve institutional and organizational performance;
g) Gather, process and analyze information in order to prepare the institutional performance
assessment reports
h) Collaborate in the elaboration of i) cost-effective options for entity's creation, elimination,
splitting or merging; and ii) suggested changes in PASB's organizational structure, to support EXM
informed decisions;
i) Assist in the assessment and formulation of Human Resource policies and practices; in
collaboration with Human Resources Management (HRM,) to attract and retain qualified people
with competencies required by the Organization's strategic plan, including the improvement of staff
performance appraisal based on RBM;
j) Collaborate in the modernization of PAHO's Corporate Management System (CMS), and provide
technical support to PAHO's Corporate Management System Committee in the context of WHO's
Global Management System (GSM);
k) Participate in corporate and entity needs assessment of Management Information System
(MIS), technical requirements and available options within PASB's existing Information Technology
(IT) platform;
l) Support the implementation of the performance scorecard framework, including the carry out of
stakeholder satisfaction surveys and outcome assessments, the update and maintenance of the
measurement framework and benchmarking standards; the operation and management training on
the use of the online dashboard; and dissemination, monitoring and reporting on the PAHO's
scorecard results;
m) Collaborate in the development of guidelines, business processes and rules based on evidence
from lessons learned and management innovations, to address organizational and human
resource development needs within the organizational and functional structures of the PASB;
support entities in the implementation of management models and organizational solutions, and
required reengineering processes;
n) Participate in missions to assess entity's institutional performance gaps and deviations from
expected results in the implementation of technical cooperation, and recommends organizational
and human resources solutions;
o) Support the implementation of strategies and guidelines to address corporate and entity based
performance issues affecting the implementation of PAHO's Strategic Plan and Country
Cooperation Strategies (CCS);
p) Provide technical advice in key areas of organizational development and support managerial
and organizational behavior training efforts on behalf of and in support to corporate and entity
managers;
q) Provide Organization's institutional development technical support including preparation of
terms of reference, coordination and supervision of in-house and other consultants on
organizational and human resources development and training to improve institutional
performance based on learned experiences, evidence based best practices and quality
management innovations;
r) Collaborate in the preparation and official delivery of documents on Institutional and
Organizational Development , including updates, to the PAHO/WHO E-Manual, verifying its
actualization on a regular basis;
s) Participate as a member in other PBR AMPES Project Teams and in Cross-Organizational
Teams as needed;
t) Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: A bachelor's degree from a recognized university and a master's degree in business
administration (MBA), industrial engineering, management, healthcare administration, health
economics, organizational development, human resources management or related field.
Desirable: In addition to the master degree, special studies in human resources management,
organizational behavior, or organizational development would be an asset
Skills:
Key Behavioral Competencies:
- Intrainstitutional Action: Operates in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such
behavior by example. Ensures that the mission and the values of the Organization as well as the
setting in which projects will be carried out are the drivers in one's technical work. Understands the
results required and performs to that standard. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code
of Ethics of the Organization.
- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: Takes or organizes individual and collective action after
analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge. Continuously analyzes
the evolution of situations in an area of work and makes suggestions to adjust or confirm the
decisions necessary to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of an
analyzed situation between six months to one year ahead.
- Information Management: Takes initiative to improve systems for the presentation and
dissemination of information. Supports, through competent use of the available systems and
technologies, the development of data presentations.
- Performance Management: Displays self-initiative toward measurable improvement. Contributes
to the development and implementation of realistic and achievable work plans. Evaluates
development in terms of the completed objectives. Is capable of achieving objectives and goals in
a constant and systematic way. Discusses suggestions for improvement. Recognizes the needs
for development and orients on how to improve.
- Teamwork: Encourages team members, adds significant contribution when participating in
internal and external work teams, and leads through personal example the virtues of team
success--collaboration, trust, transparency and joint responsibilities. Builds and maintains mutually
beneficial productive interpersonal relations based on trust, inside and outside the Organization.
Keeps every team member informed as well as shares relevant and useful information.
- Continuous Learning: Takes concrete steps on one's own initiative to keep up-to-date on the
most recent trends in knowledge in the area of work. The knowledge and achieved experience is
shared with others. Is aware of other industries or organization's best practices and applies them.
Accountability: Identifies, in conjunction with management, specific activities, processes jobs that
require defined accountability, linking them to accountability strategies and objectives. Revises
periodically progress made in the established work plan with his/her supervisor. Constantly
reaches their objectives.

Technical Expertise:
-Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of organizational development, performance
monitoring and assessment in the health or social sector, and disciplines related to human
resources management, institutional development, strategic planning and reengineering
processes.
-Ability to think analytically and strategically.
-Strong professional oral and writing skills in English and/or Spanish, including the writing of
reports, oral presentations, and technical persuasive documents for consideration at the highest
levels of the Organization.
- Ability to design, organize and coordinate complex corporate processes.
- Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment.
IT Skills:
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft
Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; and Project. Other IT skills and knowledge of other
software programs such as Visio, Access and Microsoft SharePoint would be an asset.
Continuation of Summary of Responsibilities
Experience:
Essential: Nine years of combined national and international professional experience related to
institutional and organizational development and change management.
Desirable: Experience in a government or non-for-profit and/or international organization would be
an asset.
Languages:
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language.
Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:
A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW MAY BE HELD FOR THIS POST. APPLICANTS WILL
BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. APPLICANTS ARE
REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM. THE POST
DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
64,521.00 at single rate
69,287.00 with primary dependants

 Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent
 database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system
                      provides instructions for online application procedures.
  All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been
             posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

 Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are
                                   particularly encouraged.
 Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and
             Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the
Secretariat. Therefore, women
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented
Member States.
Non- or under-represented Member States as of February 2009 (please check at www.unesco.org/employment for the latest situation): Andorra, Angola,
Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros,
Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica,
Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,
Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kiribati,
Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco,
Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Niue,
Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao
Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab
Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam.
HRM/RCR/JD/09/P/14, Issue date: 25 February 2009

Post title Chief of Section (UAP)
Organisational unit Section for Universal Access and Preservation (UAP), Information Society Division
Communication and Information Sector
Duty station Paris, France
Grade P-5
Post number CI-063
Closing date 27       April 2009
Main
responsibilities
Under the authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the supervision of
the
Director of the Information Society Division (DIR/CI/INF), the incumbent will:
I. Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership of the Section for Universal Access and Preservation
by:
Preparing inputs to the preparation of strategies, including Medium-Term Strategy (C/4) and programmes and budgets
(C/5s) in the fields assigned to the Section based on continuous analysis of global trends and UNESCO stakeholders’
needs;
Guiding the conceptualising, designing and implementation phase of the activities of the Section (e.g. national
information policy planning, information literacy projects and activities aimed at the preservation of the analogue and
digital documentary heritage);
Providing expert advice to internal and external stakeholders in the field of the Section’s activities;
Providing leadership in the multi stakeholder cooperation and outreach of the Section through fostering contacts and
joint
projects with representatives of Member States, UNESCO’s governmental bodies and civil society;
Establishing and managing private sector partnerships in the field of the Section’s activities.
II. Manage the staff of Section by:
Motivating staff and providing mentoring;
Distributing tasks within the Section;
Monitoring timely and appropriate implementation of programme and projects, including the adequate and timely use of
budgets;
Establishing internal guidelines and procedures according to general administrative rules and regulations whilst
ensuring
compliance of activities with them;
Coordinating the preparation of quality and timely inputs of the Section for reporting requirement of the Sector/Division;
Establishing efficient and effective information and knowledge management procedures for members of the Section,
advisors for communication and information (ACIs) in Field Offices, other UNESCO entities and external stakeholders;
Monitoring and evaluating the performance of staff; and ensuring its continuous training and career development.
III. Plan and execute regular programme and extra-budgetary activities by:
• Providing strategic advice on issues related to universal access and preservation for Member States;
• Recording and sharing information, knowledge and best practices identifying innovative solutions;
• Planning and executing projects of strategic nature in Member States;
Providing backstopping support to ACIs in Field Offices.
Profile Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in information management and/or in one of the fields
covered by
the work of the section. A combination of relevant professional qualification/certification and extensive experience
(minimum 15 years) in the field of communication and information may be taken into consideration in lieu of advanced
degree.
At least 10 years of professional experience in the field of information management and information preservation (e.g.
library development, digital documentary heritage preservation, information literacy), of which at least 5 years in planning
and managing international projects.
At least 5 years of proven experience to manage, lead and motivate a staff, preferably in a multicultural environment.
Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing. Excellent negotiations skills.
Excellent IT skills.
Excellent knowledge of either English or French; working knowledge of the other language.
Conditions of
employment
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the
cost of
living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. For this post, the annual remuneration in local currency will start
from
around 96,000 euros (89,200 euros if without dependants). In addition, UNESCO offers an attractive benefits package
including
30 days annual vacation, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. The
initial
appointment, which is for two years, includes a probationary period of 12 months, and is renewable, subject to satisfactory
service. Worldwide mobility is required as staff members have to serve in other duty stations according to UNESCO’s job
rotation
policy. UNESCO is a non-smoking Organisation.
How to apply
When applying for UNESCO vacancies, please only use the online recruitment system at www.unesco.org/employment.
Candidates without access to the Internet may send a paper application by completing the official UNESCO CV form
(available
at Headquarters, UNESCO Offices, National Commissions in Member States, or any office of a United Nations Resident
Representative) in English or French to Chief, HRM/RCR, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France,
before
the closing date, quoting the post number: CI-063.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or
companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNESCO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact:
Recrutweb@unesco.org.
United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO contributes to peace and human development in an era of
globalization by furthering international cooperation through its
programmes in education, sciences, culture and communication. With its
193 Member States and 6 Associate Members, UNESCO has its Headquarters in
Paris (France) and operates globally through a network of offices and several institutes.




US EMBASSY IN NAIROBI

PLEASE TAKE THIS NOTICE HOME

VA-31-09                                                                                    March 16,
2009

Open to:          All Interested Candidates

Position:         Dispatcher
Opening:          March 20, 2009
    Closing:      April 2, 2009

Work Hours:                Full-time; 40 hours/week

Salary:           Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-8
                  Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-1005-5
                  (A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior
                  qualifications).

    NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
    REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
    EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

The General Services Office (GSO) Motor Pool has an opening for the position of
Dispatcher. The position will be available immediately.


Basic Function:

Will serve as the Dispatcher for Motor Pool operations, dispatching USG vehicles and
drivers as needed to serve the U.S. Mission, Nairobi Kenya. The incumbent is
responsible for coordinating and directing the use and chauffeur assignments, and
establishing priorities to insure maximum availability of vehicles in periods of peak
demand for service. Assists the Supervisor in coordinating the activities of 40 drivers.
Assists in liaise with the trainer to conduct driver safety training. Maintains various
motor pool vehicles records and make various reports. Also operates a motor vehicle
when the need arises as a driver for an emergency.


A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well
as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office.
Contact HR Office on 363-6091.



Qualifications Required:

NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below
with specific and comprehensive information:

   Completion of high school is required.
   At least three years of experience, including clerical, chauffeur, automotive
    maintenance, or other transportation related experience is required.
   Level IV English ability is required. Kiswahili Level IV ability is also required.
   Must have good knowledge of automotive operation, safety and maintenance
    practices.
   Must have a valid local driver’s license. Knowledge of computer skills also required.


Selection Process:

WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER
(AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.
THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.


Additional Selection Criteria:

   Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and
    regulations.
   Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to
    apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
    ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their
    employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed
    (WAE) work schedule.
   Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in
    determining candidacy.
   Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required
   by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks
   after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.




To Apply:

Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human
Resources Office, P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
 Application for Employment Form must be completed. A detailed resume or CV with
    specific wording indicating your experience on each qualification/requirement of the
    position.
 You must include documentation (e.g., degrees/diploma, high school certificate, valid
    driver’s license, etc.) that addresses the qualifications required for the position as
    listed above. If you do not include this supporting documentation, your application
    will not be considered.


DEFINITIONS


1. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a
   Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP)
   provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:

   --US citizen;

   --Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;

   --Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service
   member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or
   establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;

   --Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of

   assignment abroad, approved safe-haven abroad, or alternate safe-haven abroad; and




   --Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil,
   Foreign, or uniform services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil
   Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US
   Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM
   authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not
   on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform
   service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or
   establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief
   of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring
   employee.

4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another
   country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the
   required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of
   FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an
   American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority,
   or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

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Cleared: MKatterson
Cleared:JLandherr




PLEASE TAKE THIS NOTICE HOME

VA-32-09                                                                 March 16,
2009



Open to:      All Interested Candidates

Position:     Chauffeur
Opening:      March 20, 2009
   Closing:   April 2, 2009
Work Hours:            Full-time; 40 hours/week

Salary:        Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-BB
               Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-1015-3
               (A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior
               qualifications).

    NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
    REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
    EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

The General Services Office (GSO) Motor Pool has an opening for the position of
Chauffeur. The position will be available immediately.


Basic Function:

The incumbent provides driver/chauffeur services driving passenger motor vehicles,
trucks and buses for the motor pool or warehouse for the General Services Office in
accordance with instructions received from the Motor pool supervisor and/or the
Dispatcher.



A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well
as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office.
Contact HR Office on 363-6091.


Qualifications Required:

NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below
with specific and comprehensive information:

   Completion of high school is required.
   A minimum of five years of commercial driving experience is required. A valid and
    unexpired Kenyan commercial license, class B,C,E is also required.
   Level III English ability is required. Kiswahili Level II ability is also required.
   Must be familiar with Kenyan traffic laws and be familiar with the Nairobi area
    traffic patterns. Must be knowledgeable on vehicle operation and maintenance
    procedures. Must demonstrate, by road test at the time of interview, skills in handling
    vehicles and ability to drive defensively to avoid accidents and personal injuries.
   Must have knowledge of MS word.
Selection Process:

WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER
(AEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.
THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATE ADDRESS THE
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.


Additional Selection Criteria:

   Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and
    regulations.
   Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to
    apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
    ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their
    employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed
    (WAE) work schedule.
   Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in
    determining candidacy.
   Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required
    by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks
    after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.




To Apply:

Interested candidates for this position should submit the following to the Human
Resources Office, P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.
 Application for Employment Form must be completed. A detailed resume or CV with
    specific wording indicating your experience on each qualification/requirement of the
    position.
 You must include documentation (e.g., degrees/diploma, high school certificate, valid
    driver’s license, etc.) that addresses the qualifications required for the position as
    listed above. If you do not include this supporting documentation, your application
    will not be considered.


DEFINITIONS
6. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a
   Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP)
   provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:

   --US citizen;

   --Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;

   --Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service
   member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or
   establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;

   --Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of

   assignment abroad, approved safe-haven abroad, or alternate safe-haven abroad; and




   --Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil,
   Foreign, or uniform services.

7. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil
   Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US
   Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM
   authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

8. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not
   on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform
   service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or
   establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief
   of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring
   employee.

9. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another
   country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the
   required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

10. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of
    FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an
    American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority,
    or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

                              ***********************
Cleared: MKatterson
Cleared:JLandherr




IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural resources, was
founded in 1948 and brings together nearly 1,100 members (States ,government
agencies, NGOs and affiliates) and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181
countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage
and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of
nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically
sustainable. Within the framework of global conventions IUCN has helped over 75
countries to prepare and implement national conservation and biodiversity strategies.
IUCN has approximately 1,100 staff, most of whom are located in its regional and
country offices while some 150 work at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. IUCN
is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women
and men for the following vacancies:-
Position: FINANCE ASSISTANT
Location: IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), Nairobi,
Kenya.
Reporting to: Finance Officer
Specific Duties
• Capturing accounting data daily entry into the accounting system
• Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
• Reconciliation of current accounts with country offices (Tanzania and Uganda)
• Filing of accounting documents
• Assist with preparation of donor financial reports
• Printing and distribution of income and expenditure reports to budget holders
• Checking and processing of expense claims
• Carrying out any other relevant related duties that may be assigned from time
time.
Qualifications and experience:
• At least five years relevant work experience in an International Organization.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
• Professional qualifications (CPA Part II) or equivalent
• Computer Literate
• Working Knowledge of Accounting Package (SUN system knowledge an added
advantage)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in a team and with minimum supervision.
APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation
along with the
names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most
recent
employer.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail before 9th April, 2009 to:
Regional Head of Human Resources
IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office
P.O. Box 68200 – 00200
Nairobi, Kenya;
Tel: ++254 (020) 890605/12;
Fax: ++254 (020) 890615
Email: earohr@iucn.org