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NGO Jobs in Kilifi Kenya - KOMAZA


Founded in 2006, KOMAZA is a social enterprise creating sustainable economic opportunities for farmers living in Africa’s semi-arid regions. 

Working through a network of field staff, we partner with rural families and help them plant and maintain small-scale, income-generating tree farms.

KOMAZA is looking for an intern / volunteer in the period June / July 2013 
 
Video Production Summer Internship 2013

Wanted: A current student or recent graduate with video production skills who can help create technical training videos to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.

Commitment: 3-4 month internship

Location: Kilifi County, Kenya

Comp/Benefits: NA

Application Deadline: Open

Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013

The Role
KOMAZA seeks a Video Production Summer Intern who will plan, direct, coordinate and shoot technical training videos for the field operations of the company. 


The intern will have a chance to do everything involved in video production such as filming, capturing video off the internet, importing footage, logging, editing, building DVDs, uploading videos and adding subtitles to video.  

We would also appreciate help in coming up with ideas for fun, creative ways to communicate the messages we need to send to the field staff.  

The ideal candidate is a student or a recent graduate with a strong interest in sustainable development, agriculture and capacity-building. 

 The ability to deal flexibly with farmers and be dependable, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role. Although this internship is unpaid, KOMAZA can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate & will cover all operational costs.

This position reports to the Technology Manager.  

Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.

Qualifications
  • Proficient in video camera operation
  • Must have own laptop with video editing software such as Final Cut or Avid
  • Familiar with web video editing and publishing tools
  • Strong communication and artistic skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Belief in our organization’s mission and interest in social change

Position: Short-term Purchasing & Sales officer

Location: Kilifi, Kenya

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration

Duration: Three to four month fixed-term contract

Comp/Benefits:
Competitive

Application Deadline: Tuesday 30th April 2013

Start Date: As soon as available

The person should be willing and able to work in Kilifi on short notice for a short duration.

Founded in 2006, KOMAZA is a social enterprise creating sustainable economic opportunities for farmers living in Africa’s semi-arid regions. 

Working through a network of field staff, we partner with rural families and help them plant and maintain small-scale, income-generating tree farms.

About the role

KOMAZA seeks to recruit a procurement and logistics management professional on a short-term basis to assist in the coordination of purchasing and sales operations of the company.  

The person will assist in activities related to procurement, logistics & sales for our rural field operations as well as urban office.

With support from the Finance Director, typical duties will include:

Procurement
  • Determine the most effective and/or economical means for KOMAZA to procure supplies, inputs, tools and equipment, etc. for crop production, research and development, and organizational development
  • Compile information, research and records on suppliers, prices, specifications and contact details to help in purchasing order decisions
  • Consult catalogues, internet, and suppliers to obtain prices and specifications
  • Assist in the management, planning, organizing and controlling of the activities of placing and processing order requests from functional or project team owners
Logistics
  • Support the efforts of subcontractors, suppliers, and field staff and resolve logistics problems to ensure commitments are met
Storage and Inventory
  • Support in the management and control storage and distribution activities of KOMAZA to ensure maximum utilization of facilities and other inventory
  • Search inventory records or storage facilities to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity
  • Participate in regular inventory audit of inputs, tools and equipment
Office and Field Based Work
  • Assist on projects as assigned, which may include working to improve KOMAZA’s internal procedures.
  • Support all other supervisors charged with the management and distribution of tools, equipment and other stocks with proper accountability of supplies
Qualifications
  • Certifications in procurement and logistics management OR related disciplines preferred. Recent graduates in Economics or business are encouraged to apply.
  • Good analytical skills, attention to detail and a person of high integrity
  • Creative problem-solver; this position will require someone who can accomplish tasks creatively with minimal oversight by following through with instructions

Agro-forestry Harvesting Summer Internship

Wanted: A current student or recent graduate with silviculture skills who can assist in conducting a salvage harvest to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.

Location: Kilifi County, Kenya

Comp/Benefits: NA

Application Deadline: Open

Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013

The Role

KOMAZA seeks an Agro-forestry Harvesting Summer Intern who will help execute a salvage harvest with farmers in Ganze district.  

The intern will have a chance to do everything involved in a tree harvesting operations such as tree selection, cutting, hauling, transport, marketing, and record-keeping.  

The ideal candidate is a student in forestry or a recent graduate with a strong interest in sustainable development, forestry and operations.  

The ability to deal flexibly with farmers and be dependable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role. 

Although this internship is unpaid, KOMAZA can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate and will cover all operational costs.

This position reports to a Field Manager.  

Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.

Qualifications
  • Must be able to read GPS coordinates and use a GIS transponder
  • License and ability to drive a manual truck with attached trailer
  • Must have a mobile phone
  • Experience with forest management

GPS Mapping Summer Internship

Wanted: A current student or recent graduate with GIS skills who can assist in conducting a mapping exercise to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.

Location: Kilifi County, Kenya

Comp/Benefits: NA

Application Deadline: Open

Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013

The Role

KOMAZA seeks a GPS Mapping Summer Intern who will help execute a mapping exercise with farmers in Ganze district. 

 The intern will have a chance to meet farmers, visit field offices, work with the Kenyan Rural Roads Authority, and upload mapping data to Google maps.  

The ideal candidate is a student in information technology with a strong interest in community development.  

The ability to deal flexibly with harsh field conditions and be dependable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role.

Although this internship is unpaid, we can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate and will cover all operational costs.   

This position reports to the Director of Operations.  

Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.

Qualifications
  • Must be able to read GPS coordinates and use a GIS transponder
  • Swahili language skills are a must and Giriyama is desirable
  • License and ability to drive a piki piki
  • Must have a mobile phone
Applications: You can fill the registration of interest form at www.kenyaxperience.org or send resume and cover letter to: info@kenyaxperience.org

Please indicate Komaza GPS Mapping Intern in subject line for expedited processing.

Accommodation: KOMAZA provides on-site housing in Kilifi for about 70 euro per month. 

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