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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Consultant needed on Tanzania mobile phone money transfers

Community-basedConditional Cash Transfer Pilot
Terms of Reference

1.Description of CCT Pilot

Theobjectives of the Community-based Conditional Cash Transfer Pilotbeing implemented by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) are totest how a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program could beimplemented through a social fund using a community-drivendevelopment (CDD) approach. This CCT program, similar to other CCTprograms, will provide grants to poor and vulnerable householdscontingent upon specific household actions: keeping children enrolledin and attending school and taking them to health centers on aregular basis. This CCT also stipulates that elderly persons visithealth centers regularly, albeit less frequently than the youngchildren. This is both the first time that a social fund agency isbeing used to implement a CCT program in Africa and the first timethat a CCT program is being delivered using a CDD approach. Specificobjectives of the pilot are to:
(a) Develop operational modalities for the community-driven deliveryof a CCT program through a social fund operation; and
(b) Test the effectiveness of the community-based CCT model andensure that lessons from the pilot inform government policy onsupport to vulnerable families.
The project uses randomized assignmentof the program at the village level, ultimately relying on comparingthe changes in outcomes of beneficiary households in 40 randomlyselected treatment villages over time to those of households thatwould be beneficiaries in 40 control villages.
2. Payments and mobile phones
The current system of payingbeneficiaries consists of the following process. Funds aretransferred from TASAF to the Local Government Authorities, who thentransfer funds to the bank accounts registered to each village'sCommunity Management Committee (CMC). CMCs travel to the nearestbank branch; often in the district capital and withdraw funds to payout two months worth of conditional cash transfers, travel back withthose funds to the village, and disburse funds to the villages at acentral location on a designated day. If beneficiaries do notcollect their funds, the CMC holds onto the funds for X days, afterwhich the funds are returned to the CMC bank account until the nextround of payments, two months later.
The use of mobile phone financialtransfers has recently been initiated in Tanzania and has proven verysuccessful in other countries (including Kenya). Various companies(including Vodacom and Zain, among others) have initiated thisprocess. Mobile phone transfers permit at least two potentialalternatives: transfers directly to participants and transfers to theCMCs.
Mobile phone transfers potentiallyalleviate two significant problems: (1) the potential for leakage offunds between the donor and the vulnerable households, and (2) theadministrative burden placed on communities and local governmentauthorities. First, mobile phones transfers allow funds to godirectly from the donor to the recipient, eliminating severalintermediate steps and opportunities for funds to disappear. Second,these direct transfers dramatically lessen the burden on communitycommittees to transfer significant funds from the nearest bank to thecommunity at regular intervals. (By contrast, individuals can getcash from the mobile phone transfer at small shops in the community.)
3. Tasks
The objective of the consultant wouldto develop a detailed implementation plan for how mobile phonetransfers could be implemented in a small set of CB-CCT programvillages (e.g., 5 villages). Such a detailed plan would include (butmay not be limited to) the following:
  • Identify which companies with the potential for mobile phone transfers have sufficient coverage in terms of cash-disbursing agents to be workable in any of our program villages
    • Are there agents in any of our program villages?
    • Are there agents in nearby villages?
    • How many service providers have such access potential?
  • Examine the technology requirements of disbursing funds to individual beneficiares
    • What percentage of beneficiaries are likely to already have phones?
    • What are the options and potential cost of providing phones to beneficiaries without phones?
    • Are there cost-effective alternatives, such as providing a SIM card to beneficiaries that could be used at the agent's office?
  • Calculate the costs of implementing mobile phone transfers in 5 villages, including both the additional costs associated with setting up such a system and the cost reductions that may be incurred as result of reduced administrative work (e.g., transport for CMC members)
The deliverable, a detailedimplementation plan, will include (a) various options in how mobilephone transfers could be integrating in the CB-CCT program, (b) arecommendation of which option is the most beneficial and practicalbased on an explicit exploring of the benefits and limitations of thevarious options, (c) a practical step-by-step plan for how TASAFcould implement said option in a subset of program villages.
4. Supervision
The consultant will report to WorldBank task team leader Samantha de Silva and will copy team membersDavid Evans and Myrtle Diachok on correspondence. The consultantwill work closely Amadeus Kamagenge of the TASAF leadership team inorder to identify the most plausible options for implementation. Theresults deliverable will be delivered to both TASAF and the WorldBank.
5. Timeline
The consultancy is expected to lastapproximately 50 working days.
6. Qualifications of the consultant
An appropriate consultant would havethe following qualifications
  1. Experience with and knowledge of relevant information technology
  2. Demonstrated experience with development implementation
  3. Masters Degree or higher in a related analytical field

Contact Persons (please writeto both):

Radio Studio Technician – 2 Positions

Sudan Radio Service (SRS) is a USAID-supported project that delivers accurate, balanced news and information to the people of Sudan—via shortwave broadcasts heard nationally and an FM broadcast heard in Juba, southern Sudan.  SRS has a team of nearly 40 journalists/producers based in Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya who report news and develop informational programming based on the journalistic principles of fairness and accuracy.  SRS is looking to hire a Radio Studio Technician. 
Radio Studio Technician – 2 Positions 
Job Summary 
The Radio Studio Technician will be responsible for the studios, recording equipment, backup power systems, and other equipment.  They also take the lead, when needed, on recording in the studio and in the field, as well as compiling and uploading the final program builds.  The Radio Studio Technician will report to the Deputy Chief of Party. 
Duties and Responsibilities 
  1. Maintain the studio equipment in good working condition;
  2. In the event of technical problems that cannot be resolved without outside assistance, work closely with on-call technical experts to make necessary repairs, modifications, and/or upgrades of equipment and software;
  3. Oversee the recording and editing of programs using digital editing software;
  4. Follow a program log and compile each day’s final broadcast by editing together various pieces produced separately;
  5. Upload/download programs to/from the transmission facility;
  6. Keep inventory of technical equipment, such as CDs, digital recorders, microphones, etc.;
  7. Train assistants in radio studio operation and maintenance of equipment;
  8. Take the lead role in collecting and storing audio, such as sound effects, music, etc.;
  9. Assist producers and the marketing department in the creation and development of special programming, such as ads, public service announcements, dramas, etc.;
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience: 
    1. Must be able to speak, read, and write English proficiently.
    2. Be able to use professional studio, broadcasting equipment, and computers to record and transmit various audio programs.
    3. Work timely and effectively to meet deadlines.
    4. Experience with installing and repairing recording equipment, such as studio boards, tape recorders, etc.
    5. Ability to use or learn to use VSAT technology for sending and receiving data streams.
    6. Proficiency in standard office software, audio editing software, and professional broadcast studio equipment.
    7. Knowledge of Arabic language  will an added advantage
The Radio Studio Technician will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Sudan. 
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications, accompanied by detailed CVs and a day time telephone contact to: or drop them at Juba office, located in Hamza.  Deadline for submitting applications is 12th April 2010.


MSF-CH is seeking candidates for the post of: 
To support its humanitarian operations in Somalia 
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. At present, MSFCH operates in four project locations in Somalia: Belet Weyne, Dinsor, Hawa Abdi, and Afgoi.
Location: Nairobi and visits to Somalia Start date: April 2010
Type of contract: 12 months Fixed Term Contract 
Scope of responsibilities:
  • Collaboration, planning, organization and evaluation of field medical activities during the field visit and through distance management
  • Collaboration on the  management of medical human resources in the field
  • Regular contact with the supervisors of the different medical departments at field level
  • Collection of medical data from the field, and regular reporting to the Medical coordination
  • Support the field for pharmacy management
  • Support of all the components of reproductive health policy in the projects
  • Collaboration with the training coordination
Recruitment criteria:
  • Qualified nurse and midwife
  • Mandatory: minimum 2 years as a Nurse in Kenya, including minimum 6 months work experience in MSF Project and/or other Non Governmental medical organization
  • Must be computer literate
  • Applicants are required to have a valid passport with authorization to work in Kenya and be prepared to visit projects in Somalia
  • English, Kiswahili and Somali: good written and spoken skills
  • Good knowledge of MSF is desirable
Personal qualities:

  • Organization skills
  • Rigor
  • Flexibility
  • Open-minded
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to listen, diplomacy

  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural people
Application only by email:
Please send your:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Scanned diplomas/certificates
  • Contact details of 2 referent persons

  • Scanned recommendation letters from previous employers

Subject of email: “Application for Paramedic Team Supervisor”
Applicants must indicate how they heard about this advertisement. 
Applications must be received the latest on the 10th of April 2010
Only short-listed candidate will be contacted
MSFCH is an equal opportunity employer


Job Summary: To provide administrative and financial support to the shelter project.
The Office Administrator will be responsible for assisting in all administrative and financial systems.  He/She will report to the Project Manager (Nakuru) and to the Financial Controller in Nairobi. Working in a coordinated manner with logistics to ensure joint compliance with GOAL systems and procedures, particularly as regards to documentation and reporting for donor compliance purposes, the position demands a good understanding of accounting, logistics and administration systems and processes.
Overall Objectives of the position:
  • Assist the Project Manager to ensure smooth running of systems, which facilitate the smooth operation of the project
  • Assist in both financial and administrative support on all emergency functions and processes.

II Tasks and responsibilities
  1. Keeping financial records at the office.  This includes maintaining cash book, bank book, obtaining bank statements and reconciling with the bank books.
  2. Updating all financial transactions daily by entering them in the relevant books.
  3. Preparation of payment vouchers which include payment requisition forms, float requisition forms, daily labor sheets, per diems forms etc.
  4. Provide administrative functions including procurement of the office needs, booking hotel reservation for visitors, payment of rent and utilities.
  5. Maintenance and management of office premises.  This includes ensuring that office is clean and orderly at all times.
  6. Secretarial tasks (mail management, filling and paperwork, IT management, telephone etc).
  7. Payment of all approved transactions and ensuring that all invoices and receipts are received.
  8. Issuing floats and ensuring that they are all accounted for in one week’s time.
  9. Documentation of all monthly financial transactions and sending the file to Nairobi office.
  10. Perform any other duties as requested by the Project Manager.

III Competencies
  • A Diploma in Business Administration/ Accounting qualification.
  • 3 years experience in administrative and accounting duties
  • Good command of English
  • Good understanding of administrative, financial and logistics procedures and systems
  • Proficiency in computer operations
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Proven integrity and accountability

Qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs to  stating the job they have applied for on the subject line.  Due to the urgency of the post, applications will be reviewed for consideration as they are received.

Engineer based in Mabaan, Upper Nile

Mercy Corps Sudan is implementing a USAID funded BRIDGE (Building Responsibility for the delivery of government Services) Program in Upper Nile to support the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan through the delivery of tangible peace dividends and building capacity of State and County governments. In Upper Nile, Mercy Corps will focus on delivering concrete improvements in livelihoods that reinforce support for peace and contribute to government capacity for transparent, participatory planning and delivery of services.  Together with NGO partners, MC will build on their existing service delivery to support well being of the communities, but will also strategically work closely with the local governance authorities to increase their role in managing the delivery of the services 
We are currently recruiting for qualified internal and external candidates to fill the following position of an Engineer based in Mabaan, Upper Nile
Working under the Infrastructure Specialist and in coordination with other Sector Heads, the Engineer will be responsible for implementation of infrastructural activities outlined in the BRIDGE project.  S/he will be responsible for carrying out requisite assessments, supervising staff, implementing project activities, liaising with appropriate LGA organs, monitoring and evaluating activities undertaken. 
The position provides design, implementation, coordination, supervision and monitoring of all construction activities including CFW and filed office extension.  The focus of the activities is on the respect of the program objectives and UNICEF/Sphere recommendations. The position will be based in Mabaan with extensive travel to the other program field offices. More then 70% of time he/she should be able to be in field.  
  • Assist the Infrastructure Specialist with strategic planning of BRIDGE’s construction activities
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the Engineering projects (producing stabilized soil blocks using alternative building technologies, constructions of building, Cash for Works projects, WASH, drainage systems and water sources like boreholes, wells, hafirs, etc.).
  • Design plans and drawings of construction, etc. (using AutoCAD/ArchiCAD);
  • Assist to estimate costs, prepare specifications for materials drafted in the bill of quantities upon existing market prices;
  • Assist in conduction of tender bidding and selection of competitive partner for construction of sub-project implementation;
  • In coordination with the HR department and the Team Leader, recruit and supervise requisite staff for implementation of construction activities
  • Liaise with appropriate LGA organs for purpose of coordination, training and participation in infrastructure development
  • Maintain close links with BRIDGE partner agencies for purposes of sharing best practices / synergies
  • Represent Mercy Corps and its partners at relevant forums at the State / County levels
  • Support the M&E team in collating, organizing, storing and reporting information on BRIDGE’s construction activities. Knowledge on KAP survey and any other assessments.
  • In consultation with the Operations Team, oversee procurement; asset management and coordination of shared resources such as vehicles as related to construction activities
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to the BRIDGE Consortium Project, Mercy Corps and partner organizations
  • Support Infrastructure Specialist and WASH officer as required including filling-in during his absences.
  • Train established  User Committee and technician to provide sustainability of implemented projects
  • Other duties as assigned by Team Leader, Infrastructure Specialist or anyone acting in this capacity.
  • University graduate with 2 years or 5 years experience with certificate / diploma in any engineering field
  • Relevant engineering experience (at least 2 years)
  • Familiarity with and experience on USAID funded projects will be an added advantage
  • Experience in managing staff
  • This position also calls for sincere commitment to engaging communities and local government administrations in developmental initiatives.
  • Experience living and working in unstable or conflict areas.
  • This position requires high computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications as well as AutoCAD/ArchiCAD/TurboCAD. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.  Knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualification and experiences should submit by April 30th, 2010 their application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic & professional certificates and national identification card to:  or to HR/Admin Manager, Mercy Corps Sudan or hand deliver to any Mercy Corps Offices in Juba, Yei, Wunrok, Agok, Leer, Renk, Malakal, Maban, Malualkon & Mankein
      “Women are encouraged to apply”
(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)

Data Entry Clerk (1 position)

Position Title:  Data Entry Clerk (1 position)    Duty station: Kisumu 
Contract Type & Duration:  Service Contract – 1 year   Date: 16-3-2010
Responsible for:  Compilation, entry and analysis of data
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Perform Participatory Rural appraisal using outlined tools in the MVP Sauri cluster
  2. Perform community mobilization exercises in the target areas of the MVP Sauri cluster.
  3. Data entry.
  4. Data cleaning.
  5. Basic data analysis.
  6. Assist the enumerators and field supervisor in data quality control
  7. Any other responsibility given by the supervisor.
Minimum qualifications and experience required for the position
Bachelors degree or equivalent in Statistics or related field.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision and to mobilise communities for data gathering.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili are essential; fluency in Luo is highly desirable.  Must have interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.   Must be a team player
At least 1 year experience in data entry and analysis in a rural setting, particularly in Western Kenya
How to apply:  Applications should be sent to the Project Coordinator, MVP, c/o ICRAF-Kisumu, P.O. Box 2389, 40100 Kisumu; to reach on or before 31 March 2010. Telephone contact is: 057 2023191/4   Start Date: Immediate.
Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Ngei 1 Development Youth Group (DYG) is a registered CBO, which has been operating in Ngei 1 Village, Huruma Estate, since 1997.  Current activities include: Environmental Management (garbage collection & recycling), Water & Sanitation, Transport services, Capacity Building, Arts & Crafts, Revolving Loan Scheme, Community Outreach, Women’s Development, Children’s Support Scheme, Guidance & Counseling and a Community Resource Centre. 
Ngei 1 Development Youth Group is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Training and Development Coordinator. This post is annually renewable and has guaranteed funding for the next 2 years as part of the “Youth Leading Change in Nairobi’s Urban Slums” project.  The post is funded by Comic Relief (UK) in partnership with Skillshare International.
Post:    Training & Development Co-ordinator  
Duty Station: Ngei 1 DYG, Ngei 1 Village, Huruma
Probation Period: 3 months
Contract:  Annually renewable (2 years)
  1. Co-ordination of all training activities, including:
  • Skills training for Garbage, Recycling and Water & Sanitation workers (CBWs)
  • Business skills, credit management, group dynamics & customer care for beneficiaries of loan scheme
  • Training for participating groups in Women’s Development Programme
  • Outreach trainings with youth groups and schools on various issues
  • In-house training programmes (with members & volunteer co-ordinators) on Project Management, Financial Management, Team-Building, Gender, Conflict etc
  • Training of residents associations on tenancy & security issues
  • Facilitate quarterly project review sessions
  1. Co-ordination of staff & volunteers development programme
  2. Identification of other training needs and development of new programmes
  3. Co-ordination of advocacy & networking activities, including exchange learning visits with relevant organisations & groups
  4. Training & facilitation as required
  5. Data collection and analysis
  6. Regular report writing & presentation, according to programme needs
  7. Fundraising and resource mobilization
  8. Administrative duties as appropriate
  9. Any other duties as required
Selection Criteria:  (E = Essential  D = Desirable)
  • Relevant qualifications and training in the areas of Youth/Community Development, Project Management etc (E)
  • Minimum 3 years experience of working with communities in slum areas, esp. youth & women (E)
  • Minimum 2 years facilitation and training experience (E)
  • Experience of management / co-ordination of projects (E)
  • Good working knowledge & skills in IT (E)
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (E)
  • Excellent & analytical report-writing skills (E)
  • Commitment to teamwork and participatory development (E)
  • Excellent communication skills (E)
  • Knowledge of financial management and grants management (E)
  • KCSE certificate with average grade C+ (D)
  • Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field, e.g. Community Development (D)
  • Under 35 years of age (D)
  • Knowledge of business & financial management issues (D)
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, especially garbage & recycling, water & sanitation (D)
  • Knowledge of Sheng and other Kenyan languages (D)
Applications can sent via the email address below, or hand delivered at the Ngei 1 Development Youth Group’s Office, Huruma
Deadline for applications is 9th April 2010 at 5.00pm
Address application to:
The Project Coordinator
Ngei 1 Development Youth Group
P.O. Box 10427 – 00100
Or Send by E-mail to: or

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Call Centre Operations Supervisor

We are a blue chip company, leader in the ICT sector. Due to expansion and growth, the following position has arisen in our organization.

Call Centre Operations Supervisor

This role will involve:
  • Effective management of the Call Centre and Reception area Efficient management of all activities in a very busy Banking Hall Resolution of customer queries
  • Improvement and enforcement of processes and procedures Staff coaching
  • Monitoring overall Quantitative Analysis results to identify trends, training and process improvement opportunities
  • On-going training and development of staff and liaison with other departments /Group Companies for effective service delivery
This position requires a self-starter, who has a desire to make things happen.

Applicant should have at least 5 years of working experience, at supervisory level.

Experience at technology oriented service firms - Mobile telephony, BPO Call Centres, etc - will be an added advantage

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate and produce results is essential.

The applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

A University Business Degree is a pre-requisite.

Applicants should submit their CV's (Clearly Marked "Operations Supervisor") on the subject line to: operationsupervisor2 @

We require people of high integrity, and as such, any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Closing date for applications is 9th April, 2010

If you do not hear from us by 15th May 2010, consider your application unsuccessful.

Senior Policy Officer, PATTEC: African Union

The African Union was established as a unique Pan African continental body, charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing new partnerships worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver, by amongst others, the implementation of its organization structure and the filling of all vacant posts.

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the post of Senior Policy Officer

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer, PATTEC
Post Level: P4
Department: Department for Rural Economy and Agriculture
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Supervisor: PATTEC Coordinator

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works under the general supervision of the PATTEC Coordinator
  • Is the Secretary to the PATTEC Coordination meetings (where necessary in collaboration with National PATTEC Coordinators or PATTEC Project Managers)
  • Is in regular operational contact with country Focal Points, Directors and Heads of Departments responsible for tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in the different affected countries
  • Deputises / acts for the PATTEC Coordinator in the absence of the PATTEC Coordinator
  • Performs all such duties related to the implementation of the PATTEC initiative as the PATTEC Coordinator may assign to him/her, including representing the Commission in all forums on issues related to PATTEC
  • Assigns work to and supervises all staff posted under him/her in the PATTEC Coordination Office
  • Prepares reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the PATTEC Coordination Office, in consultation with the PATTEC Coordinator and staff of the PATTEC Coordination Office
  • Undertakes all such work and duties as may be necessary for the effective execution of the functions and objectives within the context of the Commission’s mandate in initiating and coordinating activities in the implementation of PATTEC
Educational Qualifications and Experience Required:

Educational qualifications:
  • Candidates must have at least a Masters Degree in a science, medicine, veterinary or agriculture field and related postgraduate training or research in disease or pest control would be an advantage.
Work experience:
  • Candidates must have at least 10 years of relevant working experience in Agriculture Policy & Strategy of project planning, supervision, monitoring and coordination of which at least 5 years should be at management level
Other Relevant Skills:
  • Computer literacy;
  • Working knowledge of policy analysis and development; and programme/project management, implementation and monitoring;
  • Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to organize and motivate others, and to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and negotiating skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills
Language Requirement:
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.
Age Requirement:
  • Candidates must preferably be between 35 and 50 years old.
Tenure of Appointment:
  • The appointment will be made on fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract could be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.
Gender Mainstreaming:
  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit the following:
  • A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;
  • A detailed and updated CV, indicating nationality, age and gender;
  • Names and contact details (including e-mail, address) of three references;
  • Certified copies of Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and samples of written work.

Indicative basic salary of US$38,489.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (46% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$16,819.20 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010 and should be addressed to:

AU Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430
E-mail: au-recruits @

Senior Scientific Officer: African Union

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of its organizational structure and the filling of all vacant posts.

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for a position of Senior Scientific Officer in the Department for Human Resources, Science & Technology.

Post title: Senior Scientific Officer
Post level: P3
Unit: Department for Human Resources, Science & Technology
Supervisor: Programme Coordinator, STRC, Lagos Office
Duty Station: Lagos, Nigeria

Major duties and Responsibilities
  • To assist in promoting the objectives of the programs and joint projects within Member States.
  • To assist in coordinating and promoting research, development and application of appropriate and sustainable scientific, technological and health technology options for development of Africa in the following fields:
  1. Health and biomedical research
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Africa Medicinal and aromatic plants in particular.
  4. Oceanography, sea, inland fisheries and environment.
  • To assist in preparation of documents and scientific papers and publications, organization of technical meetings (Inter-African Committee of Experts), and organization of seminars, workshops and symposia.
  • To assist in follow-up actions on recommendations of meetings.
  • To assist in promotion of scientific and technical cooperation within Member States.
  • To assist in keeping and disseminating to Member States information, records and databases of major scientific and technological advances and in collaboration with member States and international partners, promote the application of the appropriate technologies using cost-effective technology transfer modalities.
  • To carry out any other duties which may be assigned.
Educational qualification:
  • Candidates must have at least M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in bioengineering, industrial biotechnology or related field. A higher degree will be an advantage.
Work experience:
  • Candidates must have at least 5 years post graduate working experience in the field of specialization, and knowledge of other fields. Administrative and managerial experience will be an added advantage.
Other relevant skills:
  • Computer literacy;
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and program/project management;
  • Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and negotiating skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
Language Requirement:
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages.
  • Knowledge of one or several other working languages would be an added advantage.
Age Requirement:

Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.

Tenure of Appointment:

The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

Gender Mainstreaming:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please submit the following:
  • A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;
  • A detailed and updated CV, indicating nationality, age and gender;
  • Names and contact details (including e-mail address) of three references;
  • Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Indicative basic salary of US$33,619.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (57% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$21,196.8 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010 and should be addressed to:

The Director of Administration and Human Resource Development
AU Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430
E-mail: au-recruits @

Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) Jobs

The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a local NGO providing comprehensive rehabilitation services with the aim of empowering persons with disabilities.

The APDK Nairobi branch, seeks to fill the following vacancies:

Business Administrator – Production Workshop
  • A degree in industrial economics/business economics from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 5 years management experience in industrial production, procurement, stores, marketing
  • Knowledge of labor laws and safety practices in an industrial set up
  • Able to work with minimum supervision in managing busy production workshop
Store keeper
  • A diploma in stores management and stock control.
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in a busy computerized stores department.
  • Working experience with sage (accounting package) and spreadsheets like excel.
  • Must be capable of working independently and meet strict deadlines.
Marketing Manager
  • Degree in Business Administration (Marketing option)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Marketing
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, communication and report writing skills.
  • Must posses a valid driving license.
Sales Executive
  • Diploma in sales and marketing form a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in sales and Marketing.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Proven track record as self driven sales person
Microfinance Coordinator
  • Degree or diploma in micro finance or business management, commerce or economics
  • Minimum 3 years experience in community based micro finance organization
  • Computer literate in accounting, loan portfolio systems and Excel spreadsheet
  • A team player and innovative in problem solving at management level and community level.
Persons with physical challenges are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be forwarded together with a CV including contacts of three professional references, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials and current and expected remuneration before 1st April 2010 to:

APDK – Nairobi Branch,
Box 46747, 00100

Lari Dairies Processors Jobs

Lari Dairies Processors Ltd is a milk processing company registered in 2005 but started its operation in December 2006 located in Limuru town.

We receive milk from Lari Dairy farmers and process it in 500ml and 200ml pouch which we sell in Nairobi and its environs, we currently have over 90 distributors in Nairobi.

Our business had continued to grow and with this regards we are offering employment in the following vacant positions.

Accounts Assistant
(2 positions)

  • CPA II
  • Three years of experience.
  • Knowledge of basic Labor laws
  • 24 years -35 years.
Sales Assistants
(5 positions)

  • Sales Diploma from recognized institution
  • Valid Driving license BCE
  • Three years of experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Sales Trainees
(8 positions)

  • KCSE mean grade C-(Minus) and above
  • Age between 18-23 years.
Applicants should submit their CV's (Clearly Marked the position being applied for) on the subject line to: lariprocessors @

We require people of high integrity and as such, any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Closing date for applications is 18th April, 2010, if you do not hear from us by 10th May 2010, consider your application unsuccessful.

Finance and Officer Administrator

Purpose of the job

To assist in management and implementation of Financial and Administrative duties of the organization, and be involved in sector activities including Supporter Care, Scholarship Program and IGA.

Minimum Qualification and Requirements
  • Diploma in Accounting/Finance or Business/Commerce;
  • High level of skills in project planning and management, demonstrated skills in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Strong communication, analytical and report writing skills with fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge and skills in computing;
  • Able to handle office administration independently;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skill in working with a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Outgoing personality with excellent customer service skills;
  • Commitment to Happy Villages’ vision and mission;
Terms of Employment

A one-year, part–time contract, as per the Happy Village scheme of service, 2 days per week.

Probation period for the first three months. Consolidated salary of 6,000/= per month.

Application should include the following:
  • Letter of application;
  • Current curriculum vitae with telephone number and email address;
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone number and email addresses;
  • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees or Transcripts;
  • Applications will only be accepted via email at happyvillages @
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensures that Happy Villages adheres to Kenyan and International Accounting Standards;
  • Provide administrative and secretarial support;
  • Correspond on the various administrative matters;
  • Liaise with the bank and relevant government institutions;
  • Ensure the office mailing system is effectively functioning;
  • Collect invoices/bills and make payments ensuring the prevailing finance rules and regulations of Happy Villages;
  • Report to Treasurer of the financial performance on a periodic basis;
  • Reconcile bank accounts and petty cash and report to Treasurer;
  • Assist the process of financing and annual audits;
  • Promptly and professionally answer all donor enquiries,
  • Manage the Scholarship fund, including administration and reporting;
  • Assist to develop, document and administer methods of collecting donations from individuals in Kenya;
  • Professionally handle face to face and telephone enquiries in the office by donors, volunteers, partners and prospective donors, volunteers and partners;
  • Establish, manage and administer MPesa agency for Happy Villages;
  • Establish, manage and administer airtime sales for Happy Villages;
  • Prepare monthly reports to the Kenya and Australia Board summarizing activities and results;
  • Prepare detailed monthly financial reports to the Kenya and Australia Board.
Contact details

Applications should be sent to happyvillages @ to be received before 11th April 2010.

For more information the full position description may be downloaded from

Promotional Industry Jobs

About Us

Human Resources Management Consulting Limited (HUREMA) is a consulting practice firm providing transformational human resource management based services.

We become involved with our clients in their transformation, providing services that are value-adding and measurable in their contribution to our clients’ success.

Keeping Business Simple is our purpose.

Our clients in the promotional material industry have vacancies for the following positions: -

1. Job Title: Personal Assistant to the Managing Director
Ref: HUREMA/01/2010

Job Purpose

Working under the direction of the MD, the PA shall perform administrative duties requiring initiative, independence, and confidentiality in an effective and efficient manner in order to ensure that operations run smoothly.

  1. Research and investigate information to enable the MD make effective strategic decision.
  2. Maintain various statistical records for assigned component and maintain general and confidential files.
  3. Manage all aspects of office organization, including: administering Leave for staff, maintaining administrative policies and procedures, ordering supplies, managing temporary staff, etc. .
  4. Serve as the right-hand to the MD keeping abreast of organizational issues while at the same time cultivating a good understanding of the organization’s aims and objectives and competently deal with situations in the MD’s absence such as approving and or commission work on the MD's behalf.
  5. Manage Technology and work with Service Providers to ensure the technology provided to team members is working correctly and if there are challenges, proactively resolve issues that may arise.
  6. Regularly reviewing office operational expenditures, in search of opportunities to cut cost.
  7. Coordinating accounting procedures and budgets
  8. Maintaining an accurate list of contact details.
  9. Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally on behalf of the MD to assist and enable organizational operations and effective service to connecting groups.
  10. Serve as the lead worker for other classified staff and work closely with all staff to implement goals and objectives of assigned component, resolves conflicts and ensure efficient operation of the organization.
  11. Maintain a cooperative working relationships with both the staff and the public by interacting in a helpful, courteous and friendly manner; demonstrating sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
  12. Interpret and ensure adherence by staff to Adpros policies and procedures.
  13. Analyzing situations accurately and taking appropriate actions, identifying problems and recommending solutions;
  14. Support the MD in his efforts to reach his targets and deliver on his strategic goals.
  15. Perform any other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent writing, analytical, and problem solving skills coupled with proficient knowledge in office administration and bookkeeping procedures and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality concerning financial and employee files. Relevant administrative, management and customer service experience is necessary
  2. S/he should be tact and poise coupled with a solutions-oriented attitude able to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  3. A sense of humor, a positive can-do attitude, and the humility to regularly incorporate the feedback of others into work processes.
  4. S/he must also be honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics
  5. S/he should be smart and mature enough to handle the pressure of the MD’s office coupled with strong decision making ability and able to apply discretion and confidentiality as necessary.
  6. Keen attention to detail, a sharp mind, and speedy work processes to enable the MD in responding to the demands of his role.
  7. Experience using MS Office and handling basic financials.
  8. Able to work independently with little or no supervision.
2. Job Title: Sales and Marketing Executive
Ref: HUREMA/02/2010

Job purpose:

To plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, so as to maintain and develop sales of Adpros product range to Adpros’ major accounts and specifiers, in accordance with agreed business plans.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  1. Maintain and develop a computerized customer and prospect database.
  2. Plan and carry out direct marketing activities to agreed budgets, sales volumes, values, product mix and timescales.
  3. Develop ideas and create new product offers to major accounts.
  4. Respond to and follow up sales enquiries by post, telephone, and personal visits.
  5. Maintain and develop existing and new customers through planned individual account support, and liaison with internal order-processing staff.
  6. Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information.
  7. Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys.
  8. Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organizational development.
  9. Adhere to set health and safety procedures and quality management.
Person profile

Personality: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior big company executives. Reliable, tolerant, and determined. Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month. Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team-player.

Personal Situation: Must be mature and domestically secure. Able to spend one or two nights away per month without upsetting domestic situation. Able to commute reliably to office base. Able to work extended hours on occasions when required. Must have clean or near clean driving license.

Specific Job Skills: Able to communicate and motivate via written media. Understands the principles of marketing and advertising cost-effectiveness, including market sector targeting, product offer development, features-benefits-solutions selling, cost per response, cost per conversion, etc. Appreciates need for consistency within company's branding and marketing mix, especially PR and the Internet. Experience of managing marketing agency activities useful.

Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.

Literacy and Numeracy: Able to understand profit and loss calculations and basic business finance, e.g., gross margin percentages and calculations, depreciation, capital and revenue expenditure, cash-flow, overheads, etc. Must be a very competent writer of business letters, quotations and proposals.

Business and Selling Skills: Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator. Able to demonstrate success and experience managing major accounts customers and large contracts or even a business, particularly achieving genuine sales development. Ideal background would be in business support services; experience of promotional material industries would be particularly helpful. Experience of tenders would also be useful.

Management Ability: Though internal staff management is not initially part of the job, responsibility and opportunity could grow with the development of the business, for example the prospect of recruiting and managing support sales staff. Some people-management skills, experience and natural ability will be useful.

3. Job Title: Printing Operator
Ref: HUREMA/03/2010

Job purpose:

To plan and carry out printing activities, so as to ensure timely delivery of high quality products as per agreed guidelines.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  1. Blend and test paint, inks, stains, and solvents according to types of material being printed and work order specifications.
  2. Examine job orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specifications, colors, and color sequences.
  3. Inspect and examine printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects.
  4. Monitor feeding, printing, and racking processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.
  5. Monitor stocks of materials such as paper, ink, and metal in order to maintain supplies during equipment operation.
  6. Pack and label cartons, boxes, or bins of finished products.
  7. Select and install printing plates, screens, and stencils, in machines according to specifications.
  8. Clean and lubricate printing machines and components, using oil, solvents, brushes and rags.
  9. Maintain records of goods produced, supplies used, and machine maintenance and repair activities.
  10. Place printed items in ovens to dry or set ink.
  11. Provide assistance in the design and layout of forms and materials to be printed.
  12. Requisition supplies, materials, and equipment, and receive stock when it arrives.
Person profile

Personality: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and able to get on with others and be a team-player.

Personal Situation: Must be mature and domestically secure. Able to work extended hours on occasions when required.

Specific Job Skills: Understands the principles of timeliness and cost-effectiveness. Appreciates need for consistency within company's quality.

Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.

4. Job Title: Embroidery Machine Operator
Ref: HUREMA/04/2010
  • Operates sewing machine to embroider name, initial, or decorative designs on garments, household articles, material, or uniforms and to stitch cording, braid, or emblems on material or garments, following stamped design or working freehand without guide or markings: Reads work order to determine type and location of embroidery.
  • Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin.
  • Turns setscrews to regulate machine settings.
  • Positions article under presser foot and presses pedal or knee control to start machine and control speed of sewing.
  • Guides fabric under needle with left hand or turns handcrank under feed bed to guide material, following stamped pattern or by freehand.
  • Observes sewing operation to detect defects in stitching that indicate machine malfunction and notifies supervisor of malfunction.
  • May draw guide freehand on fabric.
  • May pin tissue paper pattern on fabric to be used as guide.
  • May use embroidery hoops to hold fabric taut.
  • May smooth embroidered area, using hand iron.
  • May repair defective embroidery or fill in blanks left by embroidery machine.
  • May operate automatic embroidery machines with multiple sewing heads controlled by perforated pattern tape.
Person Profile: Experience in operating embroidery machine.


If you meet the above criteria please e-mail your CV, indicating your current and expected salary to hr.hurema @

Infolite Africa Company Limited Jobs

Infolite Africa Company Limited, is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the most prominent IT software , business development and consulting firms in Africa , offering value adding business technology products to Microfinance , Banking and other commercial companies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and wish to recruit competent qualified and result oriented persons to fill the position of
  1. Field marketing officers - Ref: FMO
  2. Call centre officers - Ref: CCO
  3. Systems Support Technicians - Ref: SST
  4. Programmers - Ref: PROG
Minimum qualifications
  • Diploma in Information Technology, Business Studies, Marketing and cooperative development, a bachelor’s degree is an added advantage
  • Must be computer literate,
  • One year experience in Microfinance will be an added advantage
  • Programmers must be conversant with PHP, JavaScript, Java , Oracle , Mysql, MSSQL, C#
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications to Infolite_hr @

Attention to: The Recruitment Manager.
Infolite Africa Company Limited
P.O.Box 58914-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

Latest by the 10th of April 2010.

Treasurer - East African Development Bank (EADB)

Reporting to the Director, Investments, the Treasurer will be responsible for tailoring and structuring deals to meet customer needs.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
  1. Develop or update primary dealership and treasury manual to ensure that the documents are comprehensive and reflect best practice;
  2. Draft foreign exchange, loan pricing and trade finance policies for consideration and approval by the Management Committee (MAC);
  3. Prepare weekly Asset Management reports (ALM);
  4. Take responsibility for financial risk assessment and exposure management;
  5. Deal in inter-bank foreign exchange market, inter-bank placement and investment in Government securities;
  6. Exchange rate risk management;
  7. Monitor funding opportunities in various bond markets, including the review of private placement proposals, and ensure that cost-efficiencies and strategic objectives achievable in those markets are consistent with EADB’s borrowing program;
  8. Cultivate and maintain relationships with banks to ensure proactive and comprehensive coverage across various markets and products;
  9. Co-manage EADB’s bond issuance programme, including the review of cash flow projections and liquidity position, and analysis of currency requirements and allocation of borrowings across different lending windows;
  10. Structure new derivative products;
  11. Participate in the preparation of a developing a funding strategy in coordination with various divisions within the finance department;
  12. Monitor short-term funding requirements for bridge-financing and market-presence purposes;
  13. Execute bond and commercial paper issues and related forward exchange rate contracts, including negotiations of terms and conditions with dealers and counterparties;
  14. Review, negotiate, execute and finalize funding transactions with underwriters, ensuring that the terms and conditions of the borrowing and swap transactions are accurate and consistent with EADB’s policies and interests;
  15. Prepare various borrowing documents requiring management approval and intended for Board information, ensuring that the rationale for undertaking such transactions are communicated clearly and thoroughly;
  16. Initiate, lead and process documentation related to government approvals for EADB to undertake borrowing transactions, ensuring that such approvals are consistent with EADB’s policies and borrowing program objectives;
  17. Lead, coordinate and facilitate the documentation of new borrowings and swap transactions, with internal departments (e.g. risk, legal, finance) and external parties such as external auditors, rating agencies, underwriters and swap counterparties, ensuring timely and accurate completion of such documents;
  18. Lead, monitor, execute and finalize other types of funding transactions, such as direct borrowings and related swap transactions;
  19. Lead, coordinate and review with the legal department the required documentation for such transactions as these are issued off stand-alone documentation;
  20. Lead the timely and accurate preparation of EADB’s information statement and prospectuses/offering circulars for new borrowings, ensuring the accuracy of information contained therein, with regards to EADB’s policies, operations and financial indicators as such documents are provided to external parties like underwriters, regulatory authorities, rating agencies, stock exchanges, fiscal agents and investors;
  21. Lead in monitoring, analyzing and executing liability management transactions, such as buy-backs to generate cost savings for EADB as well as provide liquidity for EADB’s bonds in the secondary market, ensuring that such transactions are appropriately priced and settled;
Knowledge Management
  • Facilitate the annual due diligence visits by credit rating agencies and lead the review of their reports on ADB, ensuring that EADB’s policies and operations are accurately and appropriate reflected in their ratings report;
  • Undertake investor road shows to develop and maintain relationships with key institutional investors by regularly informing them and updating them about EADB and its activities, ensuring that marketing presentations are constructive, relevant and comprehensive;
  • Contribute to the annual borrowing program paper by leading the review and analysis of the previous year’s borrowing strategy and transactions as well as a prospective outlook on the incoming year’s funding strategy, taking into account the size of the borrowing program;
Client Orientation
  • Coordinate and facilitate with internal clients to ensure that new borrowings and swap transactions are documented accurately and appropriately; coordinate within finance department to ensure an accurate review of cash flow projections and liquidity position and currency requirements across different loan products;
Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • A university degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related fields; preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent;
  • At least 10 years relevant experience;
  • Ability to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to funding transactions;
  • Ability to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in funding transactions;
  • Ability to use technical expertise to implement the borrowing program and assist stakeholders within and outside EADB;
  • Capital Markets knowledge;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • International experience gained working in several countries, international financial institution or organization will be an added advantage;
Application information

The Bank offers a competitive tax free compensation package and attractive benefits.

To apply, please submit your application, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae to admin @ or apply online at

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 16th April 2010.

Applicants must be nationals of the member states of EADB.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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