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NGO Jobs in Kenya - VSF Germany

VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.

In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia & Ethiopia.

With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Livestock professional to fill in the following position of
 Project Officer (NRM). 

VSF Germany also seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Natural Resource and Management (NRM) professional to fill in the following position of Project Officer (NRM). 

The position’s overall responsibilities will be to coordinate the implementation of Lanina V project activities in the community.

The Incumbent will be based in North Horr.
 
Programme Management and Development
  • Follow up on beneficiary communities targeted under CMDRR component on regular basis to ensure successful implementation of projects already supported during ECHO La Nina III project
  • Directly engage target communities to implement CMDRR and conflict resolution activities
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders including County government personnel, none state actors and community leaders to ensure their active participation in implementation of activities.
  • Directly supervise community mobilizers/field monitor engaged to assist in implementation of CMDRR and Conflict resolution activities
  • Regularly monitor activities and report progress to the Field Coordinator.
  • Identify & provide training for the community user groups including rangeland user groups, peace committees among other community institutions dealing with natural resource management and disaster risk reduction interventions.
  • Participate in project coordination meetings representing VSF Germany at Sub County and county level forums as required.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific expert agencies.
  • Steer the development and presentation of community drought preparedness plans with relevant groups i.e. Peace Committees, Water User Committees and Resource Planning Committees among other laid structures.
  • Monitoring and evaluation, integration of poverty reduction, CMDRR and rights based approaches and mainstreaming of equality, gender, environment and HIV/AIDS.
  • Represent VSF Germany in relevant meetings and working groups at County level
  • Actively document the programme implementation process to generate lesson learnt as well as case studies
  • Feed into the development of the programme by actively participating in strategy sessions and providing feedback to the process
  • Generate project activity progress reports
  • Build the capacity of your staff through the provision of technical support, training and advice
  • Conduct Performance and Development Review for the field monitors in a timely manner
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills Required
  • University Degree in Natural Resource Management/Agriculture or Environmental Science from accredited University.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working in both development and emergency action in Livelihood programming.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Pastoral communities with bias to ASAL of Kenya.
  • Excellent Computer knowledge and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of current policy on Natural resource and environment management.
  • Knowledge and experience in management of field teams
  • Knowledge and experience in budget monitoring
  • Knowledge of donor funds management and reporting.
  • Working Knowledge of EC, ECHO rules and regulations shall be an added advantage.
Contract Duration: 12 months Fixed
Number of positions: One
Place of work:
 North Horr, Northern Kenya
Salary:
 as per the organization scale

The incumbent will be based in North Horr, Northern Kenya.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Livestock professional to fill in the following position of Field Finance and Administration Officer


The position’s overall responsibilities will be to Support the Project Manager in proper project financial management. 

The incumbent will be based in North Horr, Northern Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide financial, logistical & administrative support to the projects
  • Implement donor financial regulation in funds management at the field level.
  • Manage the Projects finance and oversee all local procurement ensuring that donor and Organization’s policies are adhered to.
  • Manage the project petty cash, keeping records of all field financial transactions.
  • Submit monthly returns both hard copies and soft copies to the regional office.
  • Prepare backups of financial documents both hard and soft copies
  • Support preparation of cash forecasts, requests and submission to regional office to ensure flawless cash flow.
  • Assist in monitoring of expense levels to avoid over expenditure and mispostings of expenses.
  • Support Program Managers and field staff in drafting budgets, preparing field documentation and submission of field returns.
  • Manage contracts with 3rd parties and supervise services rendered to the projects.
  • Ensure stock cards and fuel cards are well kept with up to date fuel usage and stock records.
  • Ensure staffs deployed to the field are well inducted.
  • Supervise junior camp staff as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned to you by your supervisors
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills Required
  • University degree in Finance or Business studies and CPA Part II
  • Proficiency in Office computer packages (word, excel) & experience in specialized accounting software.
  • Knowledge of Navision an added advantage.
  • 3 years minimum work experience in finance.
  • Experience in a humanitarian or other International NGO
  • Understanding of International Donor Regulations desirable
  • Knowledge of EC, ECHO rules & regulations shall be an added advantage.
  • Previous field level experience desirable
  • Good communication both oral & written.
  • A team player with good organizational skills.
Contract Duration: 12 months Fixed
Number of positions:
 One
Place of work:
 North Horr, Northern Kenya
Salary:
 as per the organization scale
 
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to: postal address or via email address PO Box 25653, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya or Email: admin_hr@vsfg.org indicating the project, position, location and expected salary.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. 


Closing date for receiving applications is 19th March 2015, at or before 17.00hrs.

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