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Thursday, 29 September 2011

I.T Manager Job In A Kenyan Law Firm.

IKM is a leading Law Firm in Kenya and a member of DLA pipergroup an alliance of independent legal practice.We are currently seeking an experienced IT Managerto manager our IT department.

Directs the overall information systems function of the organization, including systems and programming procedures, security and disaster recover, databases, and computer equipment operations.​ Coordinates the integration of office operations and all information systems.​ Evaluates studies of the economics of possible
alternative methods of processing.​ Presents to management recommendations related to purchasing and installing hardware, software and telecommunication equipment.​ Assigns, coordinates, and reviews work of programming or network/​server support personnel.​

Ensure all areas of the project are supported with proper computer systems in accordance with the customer's direction.​
Provide technical support for all systems
Perform system administration and maintenance tasks including: Data protection/​backup and disaster recovery at sites, management of software maintenance/​updates (Windows, Office, etc.​), management of virus protection and end point protection, general network and user administration tasks
Oversee financial aspects of the IT department including budgets, expense management, etc.​
Creating and updating detailed documentation on all systems.​
Managing all IT-related projects, including renovation, construction, etc.​
Handle other system administration tasks and/​or special projects as directed by the program manager.​

Knowledge and Skills
5+​ years experience systems support.​
Experience supporting Microsoft Server technologies and related hardware.​ Windows Server 2003/​2008 certification is a plus.​ Furthermore, a strong understanding of Group Policies and multi site Active Directory design and implementation is highly desired.​
Knowledge of all Windows platforms and general office automation and productivity software
MS SQL and Pastel experience a plus.​
Experience with Linux, VMwareVSphere Essentialsand Netapp Storage an added plus.
Experience in implementing Share Point or Document Management an added plus
Must be highly capable of working with end-users.​
Outstanding ability to interact and communicate with all levels of end users
Outstanding ability to organize and prioritize technical services requests
Outstanding ability to diagnose technical problems and quickly find solutions with very little direction/​ interaction.​
Outstanding ability to quickly learn new technologies.​
Flexibility and agility is essential to this position.​

If you meet the above requirements, please send an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with 3 referees to with “IT Manager” as the subject heading, so as to reach us on or before October 4th, 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

System Analyst Job Kericho Kenya Ndege Chai Sacco

Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd is a Medium size Society based in Kericho and has members in other areas like Naivasha, Mombasa, Tinderet, Sotik Tea / Highlands and Lemotit in Londiani.

The following vacancy has arisen in our establishment:

System Analyst

1 Post

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•Development, implementation and management of computerized information systems;
•Drawing up ICT technical specifications;
•Undertaking feasibility studies of proposed ICT systems;
•Ensuring systems integrity, availability and security;
•Ensuring proper functioning of all ICT systems in the SACCO;
•Maintaining a backup system for all the data in the SACCO;
•Maintaining a register of system problems and date of resolving by vendor
•Providing efficient ICT services to all the functions of the Society;
•Maintaining all ICT equipment in good working condition;
•Updating of Society website;
•Maintenance of ICT systems and provision of user support;
•Creation of user accounts for all SACCO employees and assigning User rights and implementation of controls in the SACCO system

•Trouble-shooting of all ICT systems in the SACCO; and
•Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Skills, Attributes and Competencies:

•A Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
•CCNA certification;
•Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position;
•Good communication skills;
•Age 25 – 30 years
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Those interested and meet the specified minimum qualifications are invited to apply attaching copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with at least two referees to reach the undersigned not later than 12th October, 2011.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd,
P. O. Box 857,


NB: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Aid Effectiveness Secretariat Job Kenya Technical Assistant

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance

Tender No. MOF/3/2011-2012

Job Opportunity:

Technical Assistant to the Aid Effectiveness Secretariat (AES)


Kenya is a signatory of the Paris Declaration (2005) on Aid Effectiveness together with over one hundred countries both developing and developed.

As a followup on commitments made in Paris, the Government of Kenya (GOK) has been working on strengthening the delivery of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and improving the cooperation with Development Partners (DPs).

In 2007, GOK signed the Kenya Joint Assistance Strategy (KJAS) together with seventeen (17)
DPs with the objective of improving harmonization, alignment and coordination of its activities.

During a Harmonization, Alignment and Coordination (HAC) Group retreat held in 2009, the aid coordination structure in Kenya was reviewed to include an Aid Effectiveness Secretariat (AES) to support Aid Effectiveness Group (AEG) formerly the HAC Group.

Harmonization in Kenya exists on three tier structure: the AEG which is co-chaired by GOK and DPS; Government Coordination Group (GCG) and the Development Partner Coordination Group (DCG); and the Development Partnership Forum (DPF) at the highest level.

The AES was established to serve as a focal point for AEG related matters, to manage the daily work, and to coordinate AEG-related activities of members.

The objectives of the AEG are:

•To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Development Assistance to Kenya in line with the Paris Declaration (2005), Accra Agenda for Action (AAA, 2008) and the Strategic priorities put forth by GOK in the Vision 2030 and its subsequent Medium Term Plans.
•To reduce transaction costs to GOK by streamlining systems for delivering aid, standardizing procedures, eliminating duplication, managing for development results and upholding mutual accountability.
The Aid Effectiveness Secretariat

The Aid Effectiveness Secretariat (AES) is a new unit in Extemal Resources Department within the Ministry of Finance that is responsible for the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in the Country.

The Unit handles harmonization, alignment and coordination of Official Development Assistance (ODA) by ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in line with the Paris Declaration (2005), Accra Agenda for Action (AAA, 2008) and the National priorities in the Vision 2030.

Key Activities of the Aid Effectiveness Secretariat

The AES is also responsible for the coordination of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in the Country.

The main activities of the AES are:

•Coordinating the preparation and implementation of the Kenya Joint Assistance Strategy (KJAS)
•Promoting division of labour among DPs engaged across all sectors and monitor the Division of labour process
•Development of a communication Strategy/outreach programme including civil society relations between donors and government across sectors
•Sector standardization and monitor alignment to Medium Term Plan (MTP) sector grouping
•Support for the implementation of Vision 2030 and the MTP
•Promoting involvement of non-AEG members in the Harmonization agenda
•Maintain the AEG website
•Coordinate the AEG and DPF meetings
•Support all ad hock AEG activities
Scope of Work

Provision of Technical Assistance to Ministry of Finance, External Resources Department in General Programme Coordination and Management including but not limited to the following tasks:

•Participate and coordinate all inputs to the Development Partner Forums
•Participate in all AEG meetings and help in preparation of minutes and provide other administrative support functions for AEG in line with the terms of reference for AEG
•Monitor and report on progress of the sector groups in implementing the AEG agenda
•Monitor Development Partners coordination, harmonization and alignment work, including the formulation and implementation of a Development Partnership Assessment Framework document
•Assist in the follow-up of progress in implementing actions agreed at the AEG and DPF meetings
•Assist in monitoring the implementation of the resolutions of the High Level Forums on Aid Effectiveness
•Prepare the quarterly progress reports of the AEG work plan

•Have at least a Masters degree in Development Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related Discipline with at least two years professional experience;
•A strong background in Development or economic planning and Policy Analysis as well as knowledge of development or public sector financing is required
•Be conversant with the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action, and how GOK and DPs implements these agenda.
•Working experience with Development Partner - Government ministries in charge of aid management is a comparative advantage
•Demonstrate a significant experience with the design of institutional development projects
•Good knowledge of the Government of Kenya procedures is an advantage
•Good communication, excellent analytical and report writing skills
•Must be fluent in written and oral English
Reporting and Terms

The Technical Assistant will report to the Head, Aid Effectiveness Secretariat in the day to day activities of the AES, and will work closely with the staff of the AES and ERD.

The contract term will be one year renewable.

Interested Persons should deposit their applications in the tender box provided at Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance, Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue, 6th floor on or before Friday 14th October, 2011 and be addressed to:

The Financial Secretary
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and
Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box 30007-00100

Head, Supply Chain Management
For: Financial Secretary

Consultancy Jobs Kenya Red Cross Society

On-site Capacity Assessment - Global Fund Round 10 HIV Programme

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya.

Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in the country.

Global Fund is an international institution that invests the World’s money to save lives. The Global Fund works on the principles of ownership, accountability and results.

Kenya has for a number of years been a beneficiary of funding from the Global Fund against Malaria, TB and HIV and AIDS. The country has once again been awarded the Global Fund Round 10 Grant to cover Malaria and HIV and AIDS interventions for the next 5 years.

The Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism (KCM) subsequently appointed Kenya Red Cross Society as the Principal Recipient (PR) for the Non State actors, so as to manage, coordinate and implement the Global Fund Round 10 HIV and AIDS Grant.

Kenya Red Cross Society issued an Expression of Interest, requesting organisations to submit applications for inclusion in the National programme as implementers. The Selection was done by an independent consulting firm. From the exercise a number of implementers were selected.

Kenya Red Cross Society is, therefore, requesting for Consultancy services to conduct On-site Capacity Assessment of the selected implementers for verification of capacity inclusion as implementers/ sub recipients in the Global Fund Round 10 HIV Programme.

Overall Responsibility:

The consulting firm(s) or institution(s) will conduct an on-site capacity assessment of the selected implementers with a view to determine the capacities and gaps that will need strengthening in programme implementation.

Specific Objectives

1.To conduct on site capacity assessment for the selected implementers
2.To document the strengths, weaknesses and identified capacity gaps of the organisations.

1.Clear documentation of the assessment process. (Guidelines and formats for documentation required will be provided).
2.A clear capacity profile for each implementer clearly stating the strengths, weaknesses and identified capacity gaps with proposed ways of addressing the gaps.
3.A report of the exercise and way forward.

•The consulting firm/institution should have a team with the following experts:
•A lead consultant with a Postgraduate Degree in Programme Management/Strategic Planning, with at least 5 years experience in HIV and AIDS programming.
•Knowledge of Global Fund program implementation is an added advantage.
•1 Expert with Postgraduate and Basic Degree in Public health.
•1 Expert with postgraduate degree in Monitoring and Evaluation.
•1 Expert with postgraduate degree in organisational development.
•1 expert with Financial Management qualifications with a bias on Programme budgeting and Budget analysis.
•1 expert in Auditing (Internal or External).
All the experts should have:

•The experts should also have at least 3 years experience in planning or implementation HIV projects.
•Good understanding of community programming.
•Good knowledge of the National strategies for fighting HIV and AIDS and Global trends on HIV and AIDS.
•Understanding of the civil society and private sectors in Kenya.
•Good understanding of programme Budgeting process including budget analysis.
•No conflict of interest with the selected implementers.
Terms of Reference are available on KRCS Website: or a hard copy can be collected from the:-

KRCS Headquarters at South C (Bellevue) Red Cross Road.
Off Popo Road.
P.O. Box 40712, 00100 – GPO,
Nairobi, Kenya

From Monday 26th September 2011 between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

All applications quoting tender no KRC359/11 should be sent to:

The Chairman, Tender Committee,
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O. Box 40712-00100

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 7th October 2011.

UNICEF Kenya Jobs Nutrition, IT, Research

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcements


Date of Issue: 28 September 2011

Closing Date: 6 October 2011

UNICEF Country Office in Kenya is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible individuals to provide short term Consultancy Services to support an evaluation of UNICEF supported programming on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenya.

Kenya will be one of 5 countries participating in the global evaluation.

Scope of Work

The evaluation will undertake an analytical assessment of the progress achieved in management of severe acute malnutrition to identify key successes, good practices, and gaps / constraints that need to be addressed. OECD / DAC criteria of programme relevance/appropriateness, efficiency and quality of services, effectiveness, impact (potential) and sustainability will be used

Team composition and professional requirements: A team of 2 international evaluation experts has been recruited to conduct this evaluation. A team of 4 national consultants is required to support local data collection and processing. This EoI is issued to invite candidates who are interested to be considered to join the team as a national consultant to submit their application as follows:-

Nutrition Researcher / Evaluator

Ref: KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Level NOC

•Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in nutrition or closely related subject.
•Familiarity with management of severe malnutrition (including out-patient) and emergency nutrition policy and programme issues.
•Strong research or evaluation expertise and experience. Experience in field research is particularly useful.
•Experience preparing and holding meetings and workshops with evaluation stakeholders and participants.
•Interviewing skills and experience.
•Good communication and people skills. Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
•Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
•Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member and also lead and manage the national team as per the instruction of the international consultants.
•Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
•Period of assignment – 7/8 week
Health / Nutrition Economist

Ref: KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Level NOC

•Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in health economics.
•Experience (min 3 years) in data collection and analysis in health / nutrition economic research.
•Familiarity with emergency nutrition/CMAM policy and programme issues.
•Good communication and people skills.
•Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
•Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
•Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
•Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
•Period of assignment – 5 weeks
Data / Information Manager / Analyst

Ref: KCO/2011-26 Level NOB

•University degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in computer science / data management.
•Some research or evaluation experience (min. 2 years), including data collection and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
•Good communication and people skills.
•Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
•Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
•Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English.
•Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data)

Ref: KCO/2011-27 Level NOA

•University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in social science, preferably health or nutrition.
•Basic operations research or evaluation experience,
•Significant experience (min. 2 years) in field level data collection using participatory methods particularly in qualitative data.
•Good communication and people skills.
•Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
•Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
•Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language(s) is an asset.
•Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

Qualified individuals are requested to submit a 1 page max letter of interest, clearly addressing how the applicant’s skills and experience meet the required competences, and attach a CV to no later than 6 October 2011.

Please include “CMAM Evaluation EOI” as the subject of the e-mail.

More detailed Terms of Reference will be sent to short-listed candidates.

Candidates should confirm that they are available to commence the assignment on 1 November 2011 and that they will be available to work full time and to travel during the period of assignment.

Please note the following:

1.This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We seek your expression of interest in the post, and not proposals or price quotes or detailed proposals. The duration of the contract, fee and other details will be negotiated after identifying short-listed candidates for each post.
2.Please specify the post to which you are applying.
3.A response to this request for EOI does not automatically ensure selection.
4.UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI, and to require compliance with additional conditions in subsequent stages of the solicitation process.
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they send their applications along with their curricula vitae.

Apply to:

The Human Resource Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office


Please indicate the below Reference Nos. on email subject.

•KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Nutrition Researcher/Evaluator, Level NOC
•KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Health/Nutrition Economist, Level NOC
•Data/Information Manager/Analyst, Level NOB
•Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data), Level NOA
“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Zero tolerance of sexual exploitation and abuse

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Project Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya - NO MEANS NO WORLDWIDE (KShs 55K)

NO MEANS NO WORLDWIDE is a coalition of professional women working to bring rape prevention strategies to the far reaches of the world.

In Kenya, we are based in Korogocho.

We are expanding our outreach to five more vulnerable areas in Nairobi and are looking for a brilliant feminist leader Project Manager with a pioneering vision for women and passion for Gender Based Violence Initiatives.

The Project manager will:
  • Supervise Teams of Self Defense Instructors’ in 6 slums in Nairobi
  • Create and maintain annual budgets.
  • Prepare and deliver high quality reports, using research and various inputs of all 6 areas covered by NMNW-Kenya.
  • Present the NMN current programs and vision to the world and Communities.
The Project Manger should:
  • Have the ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment.
  • Have the ability to work independently and conduct concurrent activities without supervision
  • Have Integrity, Excellent Organizational skills, strong personal ethic,
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values and have the ability to inspire and manage a team of equally powerful women.
  • Have proven ability to set clear performance goals and standards while executing responsibilities accordingly.
You also must have an established track record working with Human Rights/GBV organizations or organizations serving in impoverished areas.

Starting Salary: 55k

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Deadline: 29th September-6:00am