Thursday, March 31, 2011

Employee Relations Manager

HUMAN RESOURCE DIVISION
Employee Relations Manager
HERITAGE HOUSE (MAFIKENG)

Total remuneration package: R377 695.88 per annum at a Peromnes Grade 06

Key performance areas: ● Manage dispute resolutions in the North West Parks & Tourism Board ● Serve as a resource in collective employee relations ● Capacitate staff on employee relations issues ● Develop dispute management strategies within the Board ● Contribute in the transformation of the North West Parks & Tourism Board ● Liaise with the Inspectors from the Department of Labour ● Perform administrative duties.

Requirements: ● Grade 12 plus a 3-year Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or postgraduate diploma in Labour Relations or equivalent qualifi cations in an appropriate discipline ● 3-5 years' experience in Human Resources, preferably Labour Relations ● In-depth knowledge of Human Resources processes and understanding of Labour Market policies, especially LRA, BCEA, EEA, SDA, Constitution, National Transformation Agenda, policy development and interpretation ● Computer literacy ● Cross-examination skills ● Presentation skills at CCMA/Labour Court, leading evidence, opening and closing arguments ● Good interpersonal relations
● Argumentative and persuasive ● Ability to defend positional mandate and interact with all levels of staff
● Extensive practical work experience with the trade unions.

Application letter, accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, should be directed to: The Human Resources Division, North West Parks & Tourism Board, PO Box 4488, Mmabatho 2735. Alternatively e-mail your application to recruitment@nwptb.co.za or fax to 086 639 7965 respectively.
Closing date: Friday, 8 April 2011.
Please note that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 30 working days of the date of closure, please accept your application as unsuccessful.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Rhino Minerals (Pty) Ltd is a member of the French Imerys Group - a world leader in adding value to industrial minerals with operations in over 58 countries. The following position exists at Rhino Mine, Thabazimbi:

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Reporting to the Mine Manager, the successful candidate will be accountable for the overall production of Andalusite concentrates at the Mine within the various economic constraints, with special emphasis on the safe operation, installation and maintenance of all machinery. Key tasks include health and safety, adherence to legislation and yield optimisation processes. The successful candidate will also submit relevant reports, ensure that maintenance programmes are up-to-date and take charge of quality management (inter alia). The role involves some local travel.

We require a hands-on manager and strong leader able to confi dently assert him-/herself, make prudent decisions and effectively solve problems. The role demands possession of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a diploma in Advanced Excel and a minimum of 2 years' experience in heavy media separation techniques, as well as 2 years in process plant maintenance. It's essential to be French-speaking (specifically technical terms and phrases) and candidates must be knowledgeable with regards to a production environment and the management demands of a position of this nature. The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is essential.

Interested? Kindly forward your CV, clearly motivating your match to this role, to Veneshan Veramuthu at
e-mail: veneshan.veramuthu@samrec.com or fax: 086 641 5828. Please give an indication of your salary
expectations.
Closing date: 1 April 2011.
Only candidates short-listed for interviewing will be contacted.
Preference will be given to HDSA applicants.

Helios Towers Careers

Helios Towers is a leading telecommunications services provider committed to building and developing leaders. We strive to attract young, talented professionals with a desire to change the face of the telecommunications business, and African business as a whole – professionals who genuinely want to make a difference. We offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in a dynamic environment.

If you are interested in joining us, please send your resume with a covering letter to info@heliostowersafrica.com.

Director, Programme Office (PO) Performance and Development

WWF International, the global conservation organization, is seeking to recruit a
Director, Programme Office (PO) Performance and Development
based in Gland, Switzerland

Role: The Director ensures that all WWF International managed POs in Europe, Asia and Africa reach the agreed level of and improve their overall operational performance and advance in key institutional and organisational development areas.

We are looking for:

* Higher level degree in international business or finance, e.g., MBA;
* At least 5 years of senior leadership and management experience, with a proven track record in leading and working with multi-cultural and decentralised teams, in particular in developing countries would be an advantage;
* Broad knowledge of financial management, operational issues and performance management, including the development and implementation of successful Business Plans;
* Strong management and leadership skills with a high degree of accountability;
* Ability to drive change and high performance;
* Passion and commitment for conservation and sustainable development
* Adheres to WW's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

For more information on the role and on other job opportunities, please visit www.panda.org/jobs

SAP Master Data Specialist – Concentrator – Oyu Tolgoi

Mongolia | Ulaanbaatar | Ref: OYU00011

Oyu Tolgoi Project

• World-leading greenfields copper-gold operation
• Play an essential role in creating a legacy project
• Hone your skills in a unique and challenging environment

A world-leading copper-gold operation, Oyu Tolgoi offers the opportunity to develop your career and hone your skills in a unique and challenging environment. Working alongside the best in the world, you will play an essential role in creating a legacy project that will leave a positive impact on Mongolia and its people for generations to come.

The project consists of open pit and underground mines, concentrator and supporting infrastructure to produce high-grade copper and gold concentrates. The concentrator division includes the primary crusher, conventional concentrator, and the concentrate load out facility. The production rate through the plant is at a nameplate of 100,000 tonnes per day. Within three years of start-up plant throughput is expected to increase to 160,000 tonnes per day.

As the SAP Master Data Specialist, you will contribute to the success of the concentrator through the focused delivery of established SAP configuration and maintenance standards. You will provide the critical expertise, coaching, training and support necessary to implement the Asset Management strategy to achieve production objectives. You will play a key role in ensuring a proactive focus on the SAP asset hierarchy, the maintenance of standard jobs and bill of materials (BOMs), the maintenance and utilisation of the SAP maintenance library, and developing and maintaining the KPI database and associated reporting systems.

In order to be successful in this position, you will require relevant qualifications along with significant experience in the use of SAP for asset management within mining or heavy industrial fixed plant environments. Your ability to analyse and find solutions to problems within functional areas and coordinate with the broader team to implement the selected solutions will be critical to your success. You will also be able to demonstrate well developed communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact positively with stakeholders at all levels.

Your experience working in developing countries and building strong relationships with a team consisting of diverse cultural backgrounds will set you apart from others. You will also demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and a zero harm approach.

This position will operate on a regular fly-in, fly-out roster to site from Ulaanbaatar. In return for your expertise we can offer the opportunity to work at a senior level within a leading global mining organisation with best practice systems in a people orientated, supportive environment.

To apply, please visit our careers website at www.riotinto.com/careers, click on vacancies and enter in the job reference OYU00011.

Please submit your application by 10th April 2011 (Western Australian Standard Time).

https://riotinto.taleo.net/careersection/4/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=OYU00011

Project Procurement Lead – Underground – Oyu Tolgoi

Mongolia | Ulaanbaatar | Ref: OYU00017

Oyu Tolgoi Project


• World-leading greenfields copper-gold operation
• Play an essential role in creating a legacy project
• Hone your skills in a unique and challenging environment

A world-leading copper-gold operation, Oyu Tolgoi offers the opportunity to develop your career and hone your skills in a unique and challenging environment. Working alongside the best in the world, you will play an essential role in creating a legacy project that will leave a positive impact on Mongolia and its people for generations to come.

The project consists of open pit and underground mines, concentrator and supporting infrastructure to produce high-grade copper and gold concentrates.

The Oyu Tolgoi underground operations will comprise block cave mines to exploit the Hugo Dummett deposit. Sinking of the 10-metre-diameter Shaft 2 is expected to begin in Q3'11. This shaft, with a planned final depth of 1,335 metres below surface, will be the main services shaft for the underground Hugo North block cave mine.

The underground development from Shaft 1 is expected to connect with the bottom of Shaft 2 in early 2013 and production from the first lift of the Hugo North block-cave mine is scheduled to commence in 2015.

As the Underground Project Procurement Lead it will be your responsibility to ensure the underground construction project receives the greatest value from the purchasing functions and ensure material packages will meet the requirements of the project with respect to cost, quality and timing of service. As the lead you will be proactive in identifying risks at an early stage and responding in a timely manner to project needs within the procurement framework.

To be successful in this role you will ideally possess formal qualifications and have significant relevant supervisory experience. You will be able to demonstrate high level understanding of mining requirements and methodologies, and be capable of leading specific short or long term projects with respect to the procurement of goods and services. Through your extensive professional experience, you will be familiar with a variety of supply chain concepts, practices and procedures. Your excellent negotiation skills will enable you to engage with, and influence, internal and external stakeholders at various levels to develop and execute the required project procurement activity.

Your experience working in developing countries and building strong relationships with a team consisting of diverse cultural backgrounds will set you apart from others. You will also demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and a zero harm approach.

This position will initially be based in Ulaanbaatar, with a regular fly-in, fly-out roster to the project site. In return for your expertise we can offer the opportunity to work at a senior level within a leading global mining organisation with best practice systems in a people orientated, supportive environment.

To apply, please visit our careers website at www.riotinto.com/careers, click on vacancies and enter in the job reference OYU00017.

Please submit your application by 10th April 2011 (Western Australian Standard Time).

https://riotinto.taleo.net/careersection/4/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=OYU00017

Regional Health & HIV Advisor, East & Southern Africa

Grade: 2

Reports to: Regional Programme Manager, East & Southern Africa

Child Protection Level: 3

Based: Nairobi or Pretoria

Length of contract: 2 years fixed term

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to support Save the Children country programmes in East and Southern Africa (ESA) in the design and delivery of quality health programmes.

This support will cover a number of key areas, including programme development, quality assurance, advocacy, recruitment, capacity-building, knowledge management and networking, and will be delivered both from a distance and in regular country visits.

The Regional Health Advisor will be expected to work closely with a range of colleagues in country programmes, the ESA Regional Office and London, in particular the Health & HIV Team.

Save the Children is committed to making a significant contribution to the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals, in particular MDGs 4 and 5, through its global EVERY ONE campaign.

In countries with high levels of maternal and child mortality Save the Children is scaling up its work in support of programmes aimed at saving children’s lives and strengthening the health systems that are vital for the health of children and their mothers; working with governments and other stakeholders to ensure the design and implementation of costed national plans for maternal and child health; and raising public awareness and building coalitions so that high levels of child and maternal mortality will no longer be tolerated.

The Regional Health & HIV Advisor will play a key role in helping the EVERY ONE campaign achieve its objectives in East and Southern Africa.

Key Accountabilities

Support to Programme Development & Delivery
  • Provide technical support to the design and implementation of country health programmes, ensuring they are in line with Save the Children’s global EVERY ONE campaign, the Health & HIV Strategy and other Save the Children strategic documents, national policies and international best practice.
  • Contribute to the development of country programmes’ advocacy strategies, including stakeholder analysis and message development, and support them in the delivery of strategic advocacy towards government, donors and other key health stakeholders.
  • Liaise with Technical advisors in Headquarters on all programmatic issues including Nutrition, Health, New Born & Reproductive health.
  • In cooperation with the EVERY ONE M&E Advisor in London, support the design and development of M&E systems to enable country programmes to demonstrate measurable outcomes and impact of their work, and facilitate the incorporation of M&E findings into country and global programming and policy.
  • In cooperation with the Emergency Health Advisor in London, support country programmes in the development of Emergency Preparedness Plans, advise on the potential need for and content of emergency interventions and, where required, directly support the emergency response in health.
HR, Mentoring and Capacity-Building
  • Support country programmes in effective health resource planning and management, including identifying and addressing technical capacity gaps.
  • Support country programmes in the selection and recruitment of senior health and EVERY ONE technical staff.
  • Provide mentoring support to senior country programme technical staff.
  • Encourage the development of peer networks of health colleagues in the country programmes in the ESA region.
External Networking & Representation
  • Represent Save the Children’s work to relevant regional bodies and fora, identifying changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities or threats for Save the Children’s objectives and funding goals.
  • Engage with other technical advisors from Alliance.
Internal Networking and Cooperation
  • Promote the sharing of good practice and learning in relation to health programming and other EVERY ONE activities among country programmes in the ESA region, including country programmes managed by other members of Save the Children International.
  • In cooperation with the Regional Programme Manager, support co-ordination and ensure synergies across country programmes and thematic activities.
  • Advise the Regional Director, Country Directors and other relevant colleagues on health-related developments at country, regional and global levels.
Person Specification
  • Internationally recognised qualification in public health (MPH or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of public health programmes in an international development context.
  • Technical expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of maternal, newborn and child health, and HIV and AIDS.
  • Good understanding of health systems, planning and financing issues at national and sub-national levels.
  • Demonstrated experience of emergency preparedness planning and response, including responding to epidemics.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Strong inter-personal and advisory skills, including the demonstrated ability to guide and influence colleagues.
  • Successful track record in securing programme funding from international donors and other financing sources.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and demonstrated experience of proposal and report writing.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.
  • Willingness / ability to travel regularly.
  • IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
To Apply

Interested candidates should apply online via: www.savethechildren.org.uk/jobs

Job reference - 6125

Dealfish Uganda Area Manager

Dealfish is a Pan-African online classifieds business that is a division of MIH Internet Africa (MIHIA).

Dealfish Uganda has exciting opportunities for a talented and passionate Area Manager to market our Real Estate, Recruitment, Automotive and General online classifieds to Businesses and who excel at working in a competitive landscape, can deliver outstanding sales, customer service, data collection, data entry and maintain important business relationships.

The successful candidates will report to the Dealfish East Africa Regional Manager and will be responsible for prospecting, developing and managing accounts with businesses to list their products/services to generate online leads via Dealfish Uganda.

We are looking for an Area Manager with at least four years work experience. The Area Manager will be responsible for prospecting, developing and managing new accounts as well as maintaining those accounts on a day-to-day basis.

Job Outputs/Responsibilities
  • Secure product/service listings for Dealfish Uganda for the defined categories assigned (i.e Automotive, Real Estate, Recruitment and General Listings).
  • Data entry for data/listings secured from the field.
  • Builds a defined working territory according to guidelines.
  • Sets appointments and cold calls; makes sales calls and sales presentations to new and existing business accounts.
  • Provides on-going account management ensuring that business customers are happy with the services offered by Dealfish Uganda.
  • Processes customer paperwork and listing requirements.
  • Sets up business accounts on the Dealfish Uganda web site and tracks utilization.
  • Shares revenue generating ideas.
  • Produces weekly activity reports and monthly activity plans.
  • Responsible for providing business customer listing content in a timely and organized manner.
  • Participates in sales and category meetings.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
Context
(External factors which influence the work environment, taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account)
  • Dynamic start up culture/expanding company
  • Global organization
  • Fast paced working environment.
  • Leading edge internet focused company
Customers
(External and internal individuals or groups to whom products, services, programs and information must be provided)
  • Dealfish Uganda users (businesses and consumers)
  • Employees of MIHIA and other subsidiaries
  • Internal and external service providers
Competencies
(Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs)
  • You are passionate about what you do
  • You have integrity
  • What you do you do well
  • With can do attitude
Core Qualifications
  • Bachelors in marketing, advertising, sales, or related field
  • 4+ years of online and sales/account management experience
  • Innovative out of the box skills
  • Highly organized team player who can multitask
  • Has proofreading, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good data collection and data entry skills.
If you meet the above requirements and would like to be part of the Dealfish Uganda team, please forward a comprehensive CV listing relevant skills and experience by Friday the 9th April 2011 for the attention of:

The Regional Manager
Dealfish East Africa
Email: hr@dealfish.co.ke

Should you not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Project Manager - IT

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing Projects deployment plans
  • Capturing detailed client requirements
  • Control and approval of suppliers (technical skills, Component sourcing and negotiations)
  • Plan for materials and deployment to sites
  • Co-ordinate in-house and contracted teams and allocate tasks
  • Attend project progress meetings
  • Manage project risk, change control, quality assurance and scope creep
  • Identify and drive new business opportunities
  • Provide input during proposal preparation to ensure clients requirements are met
  • Cultivate and maintain conducive relationships with clients
Required Qualifications
  • Business, IT or related degree with demonstrated experience in managing ICT projects
  • Demonstrate budget control, commercial awareness and resource management skills
  • Experience in managing staff and developing project teams is essential
  • Excellent communication, presentation, reporting and inter-personal skills
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Health Programme Manager - Friends of Londiani

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing, developing and coordinating the FOL Health programme activity implementation
  • Providing front-line management and programme set-up (including programme development, partnership management, logistic management)
  • Participate in programme Logframe development and Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure Logframe deliverables are met.
  • Manage programme budgets to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate spending levels are maintained.
  • Manage health proposal process from receipt of proposal to completion of projects where approved.
  • Participate in health project design, funding proposals, donor and other reports.
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the community groups on health programmes
  • Supervision of the health programmes including monthly reporting of programme deliverables and regular reporting of activities against health workplan.
  • Providing organisational and technical support to DHMT, Divisional Public Health Offices and local partners in the implementation of the Health Programmes.
  • Liaising closely with Education Programme Manager on the implementation of the Healthy Schools Programme throughout the District.
  • Liaising closely with Water Programme Manager on the implementation of the Water Programme throughout the District.
  • Representing FOL in key District level health meetings.
  • Assisting with FOL programme reviews and evaluations.
  • Documenting of programme processes.
  • Ensuring programme quality control.
  • Development of donor proposals and budgets.
  • Coordination with Programme Managers in education and water
  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Country Director.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Annual report on implementation of the Health Programme.
  • Monthly budget reporting
  • Regular field visit reports documenting progress of various health projects including photos
  • Manage and supervise direct reports to create an enabling environment for employee performance.
  • Coordinate malaria division activities to ensure internal workings at PSI/K are smooth i.e. cross team, status meetings, and financial settlements.
Person Specification

Education
  • A Master’s Degree in a Health area, Development, Social Science or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ community programme management experience in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills
  • Good writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving licence desirable
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English language skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email info@friendsoflondiani.com

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address Friends of Londiani Kenya, PO Box 335, Londiani, Kenya on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Education Programme Manager - Friends of Londiani

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities for National Staff position
  • Providing front-line management and programme set-up (including programme development, partnership management, logistic management)
  • Participate in programme Logframe development and Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure Logframe deliverables are met.
  • Manage programme budgets to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate spending levels are maintained.
  • Manage education proposal process from receipt of proposal to completion of projects where approved.
  • Participate in education project design, funding proposals, donor and other reports.
  • Supervision of the education programmes including monthly reporting of programme deliverables providing regular reporting of activities against education workplan.
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the community groups on FOL Lifeskills peer education programme
  • Supervision of education bursary scheme including regular reporting of student deliverables and delivery of support based on identified students needs.
  • Providing organisational and technical support to MoE, PHO and local partners in the implementation of the Healthy Schools Programme .
  • Liaising closely with MoE and PHO to develop and ensure ownership and integration of Healthy Schools into existing schools including monitoring of existing programmes.
  • Representing FOL in key District level education meetings.
  • Assisting with FOL programme reviews and evaluations.
  • Documenting of programme processes.
  • Ensuring programme quality control.
  • Development of donor proposals and budgets.
  • Coordination with Programme Managers in health and water
  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Country Director.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Annual report on implementation of the Education bursary scheme
  • Monthly budget reporting
  • Regular field visit reports documenting progress of Healthy Schools Programme including photos
Person Specification

Education
  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Development, Social Science or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ community programme management experience in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills
  • Good writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving licence desirable
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email info@friendsoflondiani.com

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address

Friends of Londiani Kenya,
P.O Box 335, Londiani, Kenya

on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Water Programme Manager - Friends of Londiani

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities for National Staff Position
  • Providing front-line management and programme set-up (including programme development, partnership management, logistic management)
  • Participate in programme Logframe development and Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure Logframe deliverables are met.
  • Manage programme budgets to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate spending levels are maintained.
  • Manage water proposal process from receipt of proposal to completion of projects where approved.
  • Participate in water project design, funding proposals, donor and other reports.
  • Supervision of the water programmes including monthly reporting of programme deliverables and regular reporting of activities against water workplan.
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the community groups on water programmes
  • Providing organisational and technical support to Divisional Public Health Offices and local partners in the implementation of the Water Programmes.
  • Liaising closely with Education Programme Manager on the implementation of the Healthy Schools Programme throughout the Districts.
  • Liaising closely with Health Programme Manager on the implementation of the Health Programme throughout the District.
  • Representing FOL in key District level health and water-related meetings.
  • Assisting with FOL programme reviews and evaluations.
  • Documenting of programme processes.
  • Ensuring programme quality control.
  • Development of donor proposals and budgets.
  • Coordination with programme managers in education and health.
  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Country Director.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Annual report on implementation of the Water Programme.
  • Monthly budget reporting
  • Regular field visit reports documenting progress of various water projects including photos
Person Specification

Education
  • A Master’s Degree in engineering or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ community programme management experience in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills
  • Good writing skills in English
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving licence desirable
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English language skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email info@friendsoflondiani.com

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address Friends of Londiani Kenya, PO Box 335, Londiani, Kenya on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Operations Manager - Friends of Londiani

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities for National Staff Position

Transport Management
  • Maintain log books of all vehicles usage with daily mileage recorded and fuel consumption mention
  • In collaboration with the country director establish an efficient fuel reimbursement system with Total Station Londiani for Ministry field consumption delivery, including development and implementation of standard policies of fuel consumption, monthly forecasts of expected field usage (in consultation with the programme managers and country directors) detailed records with authorised signature and reviewing of all invoices.
  • Prepare weekly vehicle plans in consultation with the programme managers and Country Manager to ensure effective and appropriate use of FOL vehicles
  • Oversee FOL vehicle maintenance including annual services and daily consumables such as oil water, spare tyre etc.
  • Ensure that FOL vehicles and staff are considerate of the environmental impacts of vehicle use
  • Manage the FOL Driver schedules
Stock Management/ Warehousing
  • Establish maintain and develop standards for stock accountability ensuring a high standard of record keeping
  • Implement an efficient system of stock control of regular supplies
  • Maintain and update on a weekly basis hard and soft copies of an inventory of all FOL stocks
  • Liaise closely with programme managers on schedules of distribution.
  • Ensure all stock is stored in a secure manner and access to the stock is limited to designated people only and records of that access are maintained.
Administration
  • Be responsible for day to day office administration including filing of documents, keeping accounts and dispatching all relevant communications to various partners as required.
  • Maintain online budget expenditure files – in collaboration with Country Director and share with FOL Ireland on a monthly basis.
  • Procure items for office use or for the field officers as and when requested by the Line Manager in line with principles of FOL Kenya .
  • Prepare monthly budget forecasts in consultation with Country Director and programme managers for local procurements and fuel bills
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager from time to time.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Monthly budget reporting with forecasting for the following month
  • Monthly procurement reports with effective paper trail in line with FOL policies and procedures in procurement
  • Monthly stock taking report
  • Monthly vehicle log books including fuel consumption tracking
  • Regular field visit reports supporting implementation of FOL activities
Person Specification

Education
  • A degree in Logistics, Procurement administration or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ logistics/ admin experience with an NGO in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good budget management
  • Demonstrated analytical skills in procurement and stock taking
  • Good writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving license
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English language skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email info@friendsoflondiani.com

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address Friends of Londiani Kenya, PO Box 335, Londiani, Kenya on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Information Systems Assistant

Organizational Location: UN-HABITAT

Duty Station:
Nairobi

Functional Title: Information Systems Assistant


Grade:
G4

Post Duration:
9 months

Closing Date:
4 April 2011

Background

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

The post is located in the Resource Mobilization Unit (RMU), Office of the Executive Director, UN-HABITAT.

The Agency has developed a Donor Information System (DIS) and an online pipeline projects database that need to be maintained and updated regularly. Under the direct supervision of the External Relations Analyst, the guidance of the Head of Unit, and together with a dynamic team, the incumbent's duties will be:

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Conduct searches and compiles information and reference materials from various sources for reports, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc; assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
  • Regularly maintains and updates the DIS ensuring high quality of information.
  • Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases. Assists with the verification of data and data extraction required for the agency wide Portfolio Review.
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications in particular those related to the DIS and the pipeline projects database; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports; responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries (e.g. answers requests requiring file search, etc.), and as necessary, refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the RMU website(s) by scanning, converting and posting a variety of documents onto the site.
  • Performs data entry and extraction functions.
  • When required, performs general administrative tasks and provides secretarial, administrative and logistics support to meetings, boards, committees, conferences, etc.
  • Provides guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes and procedures, computer applications, including supporting end-user trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Competencies

Professionalism:
  • Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent is essential. Having passed the UN Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters is an asset.

Work Experience: At least four years of relevant experience in general office support or related area is desirable. Work experience with the UN in a related field is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Other skills: Creative person, resourceful and always ready to help

Remuneration

See UN website http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/index.html

How to apply

All applications should be submitted to:

Resource Mobilization Unit
Office of the Executive Director, UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: info.rmu@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 4 April 2011

Cordaid Drought Emergency Response Project Manager

Cordaid combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication.

We are one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.

In Kenya, Marsabit, Cordaid is looking for a Drought Emergency Response Project Manager.

Vacancy number: 10/11

Introduction

Cordaid supports Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction in pastoralist areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

For the current and unfolding drought situation, Cordaid and partners will implement drought emergency response activities with funding from ECHO.

Cordaid will appoint a project management team to supervise and monitor the response activities, implemented by 5 of its partner organizations.

Responsibilities
  • Overall management and supervision of the Drought Emergency Response Project.
  • Monitoring of the implementation and progress of the Drought Emergency Response activities, implemented by 5 partner organizations.
  • Supervision of the Cordaid Drought Emergency Response team, including project management, human resources management, financial& administrative management.
  • Reporting on progress of the project to Cordaid and ECHO.
  • Networking and linking with external stakeholders and actors to support coordination of the humanitarian aid related to the drought situation.
Qualifications
  • Masters degree in development studies, social sciences, natural resource management, or other subject related to international development cooperation, food security and humanitarian aid.
Knowledge, skills and experience in:
  • Management and supervision of humanitarian aid activities in a context similar to Kenya and its arid lands.
  • Supervision of partner organisations in implementing humanitarian aid activities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with logical framework methodology and result indicators.
  • Regulations and reporting requirements of ECHO.
  • Drought Cycle Management and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction approach.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English language.
Specifics of station: Marsabit, Kenya with frequent travel to project sites in Marsabit, Samburu, Moyale, Mandera and Isiolo.

This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information:

The contract period is for 7 months starting middle of May 2011. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution and a holiday allowance.

Further information & how to apply:

For additional information, please contact Mrs Josée van der Beek, HR Officer. Phone: +31 70 3136300.

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 15 April 2011 under reference of the vacancy number.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this position, that applications will be reviewed on a regular basis in the meantime and that given the necessity to fill this position as soon as possible, we may offer this post before the closing date.

An assessment will be part of the procedure.

How to apply
Please note that we accept applications through our website only: www.cordaid.nl (>English>Vacancies).

Closing date: 15 Apr 2011

Environment Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is responsible for leading ILF’s environment team in the production, distribution and monitoring of fuel efficient stove (FES) program in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree
  • English fluency
  • Prior field experience working with humanitarian NGOs and/or UN agencies (preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Experience in fuel-efficient cook-stoves and/or sustainable fuel technologies preferred
Key Responsibilities:
  • Day to day management of FES program, assignment of roles and execution of production, distribution and monitoring activities
  • Liaising with partnering institutions including UNHCR and GIZ, community groups and individuals in the development of ILF’s stove program and realization of ILF’s objectives
  • Leading the community mobilization process by engaging with different sectors of the beneficiary refugee communities
  • Ensuring regular and appropriate monitoring is carried out on production and distribution, as well as maintenance of up-to-date records of distribution, training and monitoring
  • Engaging and educating communities on the design, purpose, benefits, use and maintenance of FES
  • Undertaking assessments and surveys related to ILF’s FES program
  • Providing accountability for program purchases in the form of invoices, receipts, and agreements
  • Making recommendations to ILF’s HQ regarding the direction and design of existing FES program, as well as any proposed design changes or stakeholder feedback on the FES itself
  • Preparing and executing monthly budgets, production schedules and activity plans
Reporting: Providing regular updates including monthly reports to HQ on activities completed, outcomes achieved, and future agenda.

How to apply

Send resume/CV and cover letter to Rachael Reichenbach and rreichenbach@lifelinefund.org.

Please indicate your name and 'Environment Program Coordinator' in the subject line.

Closing date: 22 Apr 2011

Senior Siebel Developer

VACANCIES IN THE ICT SECTOR IN MAURITIUS

Our client is an IT firm based in Mauritius. They seek an individual to work and live with their IT team based in Mauritius. The Company is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions.

Senior Siebel Developer

The holder will:

· Provide development and support capability in the Ceridian Mauritius development teams.

· Enhance Siebel technical competency which will further allow the removal of technical dependency on Canadian counterparts.

· Position the Siebel team to handle potential workload that could come from a Finance project they are working on.

· Achieve delivery of core or customised products in accordance with agreed schedules, procedures and standards.

· Provide effective team collaboration to rapidly progress projects.

· Provide good communication skills to achieve excellent customer service.

· Support fellow team members through coaching and assistance.

The ideal candidate will:

· Have a background in IT and be a Degree or Diploma Holder.

· Have in-depth SQL experience.

· Have deep Siebel configuration - experience in a minimum of 3 major projects minimum.

· Must have implemented Siebel workflow, assignment manager.

· Have Implemented or been involved in Siebel site rollout or development with over 100 users.

· Have at least 3 to 4 years experience in SIEBEL.

· Experience in Microsoft C# or Java would be an advantage.

· Have excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Java/Web Developer

The holder will:

· Design, develop, and implement multi-tiered enterprise applications using Java, J2EE, JSP, HTML, JDBC, SQL, CSS, SOAP, and XML to support business requirements.

· Follow approved corporate life cycle methodologies.

· Contribute in the creation of design documents and technical specifications.

· Resolve technical issues through debugging, research, and problem solving/analysis.

The ideal candidate will have:

· Good knowledge in J2EE, Servlet/JSP, Struts and RDBMS/SQL.

· Experience with IBM DB2 UDB, mySQL, HP Non-Stop SQL/MP, C++, C#, or Visual Basic is a plus.

· Be in possession of a bachelor’s degree in a related area.

· Have a minimum of up to 6 years experience in the field or in a related are.

• Problem solving
• Planning and organising
• Building Relationships
• Attention to detail
• Analytical Thinking
• Business Acumen

Technical Competencies:

• Analytical skills
• Report writing / written communication skills
• Financial acumen
• Project management
• Job Evaluation

APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered, candidates must indicate their current remuneration and indicate when they will be available. Interested candidates are requested to send their applications to recruit@idp-ea.com so as to be received on or before Wednesday 6th April 2011.Candidates are requested not to attach any scanned documents.

To view these positions, please visit our website on http://www.idp-ea.com/featured-jobs/

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