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ACF International Field Coordinator and Assistant to Country Director Jobs in Kenya

ACF International is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting five million people each year.

ACF International has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992.

At present, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities focused on Severe and moderate malnutrition, Medical programs and Water & Sanitation programs via program bases in Mogadishu (since 1995) and Wajid (since 2003) and the Coordination office in Nairobi.

We are currently looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions to be based in Nairobi:

Field Coordinator

The Field Coordinator is responsible for Project Management, continuous improvement, and quality assurance to support the overall execution of the Program Strategy in the two areas of intervention (Mogadishu & Wajid).

S/he directs the planning, scheduling and general management of all activities of the bases in order to ensure that the strategic goals are met. Acting as the Focal point between Field and Coordination office, s/he ensures efficient communication and response between the two.

S/he works closely with Security, Logistics, Finance & HR departments to ensure that relevant support and resources are available to execute the operations. The Field Coordinator manages the Base officers and is responsible for their overall capacity development through regular performance planning, training and coaching.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified individuals with extensive experience in Program Management with humanitarian organizations.

S/he must possess good understanding of general principles of operations (PCM, finance/HR/Logistics/Security).

S/he must have proven experience in staff management and training and must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. S/he must be computer literate with proficiency in using of Word, Excel and other data analysis tools. S/he must be fluent in both written and oral communication in English. Knowledge of Somali & Kiswahili language is desirable.

Assistant to Country Director

The Assistant to Country Director is a key member of ACF Somalia’s Management Team. S/he assists the Country Director in management of information flow, scheduling, organization & preparation of internal, external meetings. S/he acts as a central point in consolidation and capitalisation of Mission Information.

S/he supports the coordination team in compilation of Project proposals, Donor reports and other Mission published documents. In addition to this the Assistant to CD will support CD and all coordinators in enhancing Internal & External Communication by way of developing presentation & visibility tools and ensure dissemination of information as required.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for qualified professionals with a Bachelors degree in Communication, Journalism or Social Sciences with at least 3 years relevant experience in public relations, communications or information field preferably in a Humanitarian set up.

S/he will have proficiency in development of IEC materials and graphic design. S/he will be fluent in both written and oral communication in English. Fluency in Kiswahili, Somali or French will be advantageous.

Please Note: Both the positions are based in Nairobi with occasional international travels. The Positions will be recruited locally. Thus applications from non-Kenyan residents cannot be accepted

How to apply

To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to , not later than 18th March 2011.

Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

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