Friday, 16 January 2015

INTERNAL AUDITOR (Kenyan Jobs, Jobs in Kenya, January 2015)

TITLE: INTERNAL AUDITOR

A leading General Insurance Company in Kenya is seeking for a qualified experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Internal Auditor.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose
To provide independent, objective assurance and advice designed to add value and improve
the organization’s operations while focusing on internal control systems, risk management framework and governance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing an Annual Risk- Based Audit Plan. Enterprise Risk Management planning, execution, monitoring, evaluation and consolidation of the Company’s Risk Management matrices. 
  • Communicating and reporting audit and enterprise risk management findings to management and the board, providing secretarial services to the Audit Board Committee. 
  • Following up the implementation and closure of Board Audit committee’s resolutions. 
  • Planning and conducting special audit assignments as directed by the Board Audit Committee and Managing Director. 
  • Develop and implement a risk strategy that reflects on transparency and accountability. 
  • Implementing robust policies and procedures to mitigate risk in operations while identifying and communicating improvement of the management of key risks.
  • Overseeing the application and adherence to risk management framework across the organization.
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining systems required to support management in the risk management process across the organization.
  • Liaising with external auditors, special auditors, investigators, police, KACC etc. as required.
  • Conducting training needs analysis on risk management, design and implementing training programs. Developing, implementing and controlling internal audit budget, compliance with operating framework.


Academic Qualifications
A first degree in Finance or Accounting is a must.
Masters’ degree in Finance/ or Accounting is an
added advantage.

Professional Qualifications
CPA/or ACCA. CISA is an added advantage.

Experience
At least 7 years’ experience in Finance or
Auditing 3 years of which must be at managerial level.

Skills and competencies
Proven intellectual leadership in managing people, operations and financial resources, proven ability to think strategically and design long term plans, strong planning and coordination skills, strong analytical skills and report writing skills. Written applications, CV and testimonials should be sent to:-

DN/A 1751
P.O. Box 49010
00100 GPO NAIROBI

To reach not later than 28th January, 2015.
Posted on 1/16/2015 04:46:00 am | Categories:

SENIOR ROSE GROWER (Kenyan Jobs, Jobs in Kenya, January 2015)

TITLE: SENIOR ROSE GROWER

Oserian Development Company Ltd is one of Kenya’s leading growers and exporters of fresh cutflowers.
We are seeking to recruit young, energetic, results oriented and qualified Rose grower of
unquestionable integrity to join our team and share our progressive approach to business.
Based at our farm in Naivasha, the Senior Rose Grower will be responsible for general planning of respective Rose farm unit in order to achieve set productivity and efficiency levels.

Responsibilities will include:-
• consult with the Head of Production or equivalent on local-external orders for approval to go ahead with production
• translate departmental plans into workable sectional plans
• communicate with internal and external clients and manage modalities of production and deliveries
• manage production process and deliver modalities
• meet set production budget
• forecast crops within defined tolerance level
• control expenditure within set budget
• assist in selection of Roses
• identify new and improve operating systems so as to maximize production and reduce cost

The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong understanding of Rose production management,
with excellent communication and presentation skills and shall have the following minimum
qualifications:-

• Hold a degree in Agriculture or Horticulture from reputable University with minimum 10 years progressive relevant experience gained working as a Rose Manager
• Excellent analytical and managerial skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team
• Highly effective planning and organizational skills with a positive attitude

Interested but qualified candidates should apply attaching a CV and supporting documents to the undersigned so as to be received not later than 26th January, 2015.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you are interested in the above position please forward a cover letter and your CV to:-

Head of Human Resources Division
Oserian Development Company Limited
P.O. Box 2010, 20117, Naivasha
Or Email to: jobs@oserian.com
Oserian is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted on 1/16/2015 04:38:00 am | Categories:

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Emergency Operation Centre Officer, Cash Transfer Officer, Disaster Management Program Officer and Project Officer -Psychosocial Jobs at the Kenya Red Cross Society

Emergency Operation Centre Officer, Cash Transfer Officer, Disaster Management Program Officer and Project Officer -Psychosocial Jobs at the Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.
Currently, KRCS aims to strengthen disaster preparedness capacity, by investing in stocks for small scale disasters which are hard to resource, strengthening systems and procedures, building experience and improving practice in cash transfer programming, developing human capacity and enhancing the use of learning to inform future responses.

The Society is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Position Title:           Emergency Operation Centre Officer
Reporting to:              Search & Rescue Manager
Job location:              Headquarters

Overall Purpose
As part of the Disaster Operations Team, the Emergency Operations Officer will have overall responsibility for the functioning of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) during normal times and with the support the Operations Duty Manager during Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs).   Reporting to the Search and Rescue (SAR) Manager, the EOC officer will support the effective coordination of disaster response operations in liaison with other KRCS teams (at Headquarters and in the counties) and external emergency providers including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the police, hospitals and others. 

Main duties and responsibilities
Emergency operations centre
·         Ensure the effective functioning of the EOC call centre within agreed standard operating procedures and relevant policies
·         Manage the flow information to and from the EOC to enable timely decision making by the Disaster Operations team during disasters.
·         With support from Information Technology (IT), ensure that radio and communication systems managed by the EOC are effectively maintained.
·         Monitor adherence to agreed protocols regarding the use of VHF/HF radios and other communication systems for disaster reporting and management
·         Supervise volunteers working with the EOC, ensuring they have clear roles and work within the framework of agreed policies

Preparedness and response
·         Contribute information and analysis to support the preparation of KRCS contingency plans
·         Responsible for maintaining the standby team roster, ensuring contact details, availability and other key data is accurately maintained and available at all times
·         Support the Duty Manager to activate response teams to respond to disasters

Information and systems management and reporting
·         Maintain an up to date and effective database to support disaster preparedness and response activities
·         Liaise with Counties to keep track of emerging and on-going events
·         Monitor agreed indicators, identify trends and share information through agreed channels regarding events which may require action
·         Monitor, collate, analyse and share information through agreed channels about on-going disasters
·         Ensure that protocols regarding the sharing of disaster information (internally and externally) are adhered to

Administration
·         Maintain a complete and updated inventory list of resources managed by the EOC
·         Ensure that all volunteer on-duty time is recorded, authorised, payments made and correctly charged
·         Ensure that any working advances are processed within agreed deadlines
·         Ensure that filing maintained effectively
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in disaster management or related subject
  • Relevant training in disaster management

Key Competencies
·         At least 3 years professional experience in disaster management
·         Experience of preparing high quality reports
·         Experience of GIS and other technologies which could be used in disaster management
·         Experience of the Red Cross Red Crescent

Position Title:           Cash Transfer Officer
Reporting to:              Program Manager
Job location:              Headquarters

Purpose of the job
The Cash Transfer Officer will work closely with the Programme Manager and Relief and Recovery Operations Manager in ensuring cash transfer systems within KRCS are strengthened for enhanced disaster response.
Main duties and responsibilities
Implement Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) at Field level
·         Work closely with Relief and Recovery Operations Manager to identify appropriate Cash transfer modalities for KRCS disaster operations related interventions
·         Ensure targeting of the most vulnerable families to benefit from cash assistance, including supervision of the registration process and data entry to the database system, and ensuring selection according to vulnerability criteria
·         Supervise household visits and ensure procedures for beneficiary management and communication are followed
·         Supervision of the maintenance of the records in hard and soft copy of all the beneficiaries as required and guiding the project staff in KRCS
·         Ensure implementation of all project guidelines with regard to disbursement of payments to the beneficiaries. Administer and monitor cash transfer and payment mechanisms, including follow-up of payments in the database and communication with the payment service providers
·         Work closely with the KRCS procurement, logistics and finance teams regarding identification of service providers and procurement of beneficiary communication tools
·         Conduct any necessary market assessment related to CTP.
Capacity Building
·         Participate in the capacity building of KRCS staff to implement cash and voucher programmes in a technically appropriate way through knowledge transfer, training, development of good practice and evidence based research
·         Capacity building for KRCS CTP implementing teams (mostly volunteers & other partners such as traders & Payment Service Providers) at the field level on cash programming: provide technical support to KRCS staff on CTP (training and supervision)
Review and develop systems, materials and tools for Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)
·         Support the development of Guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures for cash transfer programming (cash for work, conditional and unconditional cash grants, vouchers programming) and ensure its incorporated in the Disaster Management Policy and implemented/followed in the subsequent CTP pilot projects
·         Contribute to the CTP Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system set-up, in coordination with the field and M&E teams
·         Undertake data collection, database management, and tracking of M&E outputs
·         Analyze data collected from M&E activities and utilize information to strengthen future work

Capture Monitoring and lessons learnt
·         Monitoring of all cash transfer elements of the disaster operation in the target areas within the country, ensuring targets are met
·         Follow the cash program and activities ensuring that reports are completed on time and to a professional required standard;
·         Carry out monitoring field visits and support volunteers and other participating staff in adhering to the compliance
·         Carry out monitoring and evaluation activities including process, market and impact monitoring and capture learning and feedback to improve the Cash based response.
·         Document cash transfer processes in a case study report to be shared internally and with partners
·         Support in the organization of review meetings of CTPs to identify lessons learned.
Coordination and partnerships
·         Representation of KRCS at external cash coordination forums at national and field levels (compulsory at field level; at national, as requested) – currently this includes Cash Working Groups, and the CaLP regional and Kenya working groups
·         Attend programme progress review events and contribute to future programmatic priorities.
Administrative roles
·         Compile & upload the CTP related resources available on the intranet site (Tools, Documents, Lessons Learned, etc)
·         Support the preparation of workshops, trainings and meetings
·         Undertake general photocopying, faxing, scanning, filing, records, data entries and preparation of printed materials
·         Organize meetings in outlook calendar
·         Assist the project team in procuring items and follow up with logistics and procurement on progress
·         Assist in preparation of cash requests with guidance on the coding from the programme manager

Minimum Qualifications
·         Higher academic qualification on development studies/relevant degree or equivalent experience (3 years)
·         Training in cash transfer programming principles and best practices (CaLP or equivalent Cash ToT is an added advantage)

Key Competencies
·         Experience in ensuring beneficiary accountability in humanitarian programming.
·         Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, with experience in assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis and program design
·         An understanding of the project management cycle including developing implementation plans and monitoring systems and ensuring project activities are implemented to a high standard in a timely and professional manner.
·         Proven skills in participatory methodologies in assessment, program design and implementation.
·         Familiarity with and the IFRC Code of Conduct. Familiarity with HAP-I and other accountability frameworks as well as humanitarian principles and international codes of conduct


Position Title:           Disaster Management Program Officer
Reporting to:             Program Manager
Job location:              Headquarters

The role of the Disaster Management Officer is to support the Programme Manager to ensure timely, efficient and effective preparedness and response to sudden and slow onset disasters and crises events.

Main duties and responsibilities

Disaster Preparedness and Response
·         Support in the development of contingency plans and Disaster Management (DM) policy guidelines
·         On a need basis, the officer will be deployed to the field for disaster response where the post holder will work closely with the county managers to align response operations to proposed DM strengthening guidelines

Response efficiency and accountability
·         Support in research undertaking desk reviews on specific topics including national disaster management related laws, protocols and policies
·         Contribute to the development and continuous strengthening of systems and procedures to guide the work of Disaster Operations team
·         Support the development and implementation of beneficiary communication and complaints mechanisms
·         Support the documentation of  lessons learned from Disaster Operations activities and ensure their dissemination within the team and beyond
·         Participate in the testing of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) through simulation/drill and document the results along with gap analysis
·         Support counties in developing and implementing community based early warning systems (EWS) utilizing the latest technology, strategies and traditional knowledge management systems 
·         Working with the Emergency Operations Centre and County Managers, support the establishment and development of County Disaster Response Teams (CDRT), National Disaster Response Teams (NDRT) and community based disaster management committees at the community at county level
·         Participate in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a national training curriculum and capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff, volunteers and communities with capacity to prepare for disasters and large-scale emergencies

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
·         Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department, monitor and evaluate the DM strengthening project to ensure that lessons learnt, success/failure stories are captured and information shared to support improvements in future work
·         Provide programme management support to the programme manager by, for example, providing periodic management reports of the project highlighting the expenditure rates, funding levels, programme achievements based on the M&E workplan etc
·         Work closely with the programme manager in ensuring that lessons learnt and good practice from the Disaster Management and Response component of the project are compiled and used to improve future planning, programming and implementation.

Communication, coordination, cooperation and partnerships
·         Organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters
·         Work closely with the Finance, Monitoring & Evaluation, & other departmental teams to ensure all aspects of the project are being managed effectively and efficiently.

Administration and Financial
·         In charge of all the documentation processes including minutes taking and reports generation for all the activities undertaken
·         Maintain stocks of learning materials, tools and guidelines on behalf of the project team
·         Create and manage project filing system both in soft and hard copy
·         Assist the department logistician in procuring items and follow up with Logistics on progress
·         Support the preparation of workshops, trainings and meetings
·         Undertake general photocopying, faxing, scanning, filing, records, data entries and preparation of printed materials
·         Work with DM and finance teams to ensure all payments are correctly coded
·         Work closely with the finance officer in ensuring timely payments and adherence to budget lines

Minimum Qualifications
·         Relevant degree level qualification or extensive professional experience in related field
·         Relevant training in disaster management
·         At least 3 years experience in disaster management work with both private and public sector

Key Competencies

·         Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, risk management in crisis, rehabilitation and/or development settings, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.
·         Knowledge of project management, including on monitoring and evaluation and particularly in participative processes
·         Excellent practical knowledge of computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail, Internet


Position Title:           Project Officer Psychosocial
Reporting to:             Social Services Managers
Job location:               Headquarters

Job Summary:
The principal function of the post holder is to assist in the setting up, management and coordination of a counselling programme targeting KRCS staff, volunteers and survivors of emergency situations and their families. This is a short contract (3 months) with possibility of extension based on donor funding.

Main Functions of Post:

Technical support to the project
·         Assist in coordination of all counselling activities in KRCS.
·         Assist in ensuring equal distribution of resources for the counselling unit in KRCS
·         Coordinate and Conduct counselling sessions for staff and their families based on need
·         Coordinate and conduct counselling sessions for responders to various emergency situations
·         Support county managers to coordinate provision of PSS services in the different counties during emergencies
·         Attend the coordination meetings and share the minutes on behalf of the psychosocial unit as assigned.
·         Prepare a proper handover at the end of the contract and copy all the concerned colleagues
·         Coordinate counselling supervision for volunteer counsellors and staff involved in counselling activities

Assist in Facilitating established and maintaining of referral systems and procedures for clients
·         Refer clients for further PSS support based on need
·         Assist in referring clients where clients can receive maximum assistance.
·         Within the bracket of confidentiality, encourage information sharing with other KRCS officers coordinating emergency activities

Capacity building of staff and volunteers in counselling and other psychosocial areas.
  • Conduct training on counselling and other related topics to capacity build and facilitate professionalism among the staff and volunteers of KRCS
  • Assist in creating the training manuals and tools to be used in the Psychosocial Unit.
  • Assist in training the community and the humanitarian workers as assigned

Monitoring and evaluation of the counselling activities
·         Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for budgeted activities within the time line given
·         Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports on counselling activities within the time line given.
·         Maintain high quality counselling services over time and ensure an appropriate level of accountability.
·         Monitor the work of the volunteer counsellors ensuring they are seeing clients as required.
·         Periodic progress and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variance and areas of improvement.
·         Document lessons learned and best-practices.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in counselling and/or psychology, Masters in the same fields is an added advantage.
·         3 years hands on experience in counselling
·         Knowledge of gender issues and human rights

Key Competencies
·         Working experience in emergency situations will be an added advantage
·         Good facilitation/training and project report writing skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision
·         Motivated, innovative and possesses outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills and integrity

Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before Friday, 16th January 2015.
Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,

Nairobi