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NGO Jobs in Kenya – ACTED

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world-wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 

ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.



JOB OPPORTUNITY
     18/08/2015
ACTED Kenya
 
Department: Program
 
Position: Community Mobilizer
 
Contract duration: 5 Months
 
Duty Station: Mandera
 
Starting Date: September 2015

ACTED Kenya is looking for experienced, driven and committed development workers to fill two (2) posts of Community Mobilizers in Mandera, Kenya. 

This position will support the successful implementation of ACTED activities in Mandera County, in order to assist marginalized communities in this area.

Reporting to the Project Officer, the Community Mobilizer’s key areas of responsibility will include:
·                     Carry out community mobilization and assist the team in capacity building activities with community members and elders.
·                     Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, and local authorities.
·                     Carry out beneficiary identification, selection, training, development activities and sensitization as needed or requested.
·                     Carry out daily implementations of field activities.
·                     Work with ACTED management and comply with rules and procedures.
·                     Assist with weekly and monthly planning and reporting to the Project Officer/Programme Manager
·                     Keep the Project Officer regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.
·                     Supervise and ensure correct and accountable documentation of all activities, including checking attendance sheets, stock reports, meeting minutes, along with ensuring that all necessary amounts or signatures are collected.
·                     Listen too, receive and document community feedback and pass this on to Project Officer/Program Manager in a timely manner, and deliver and document responses to community feedback.
·                     Perform any other duty as assigned by the direct supervisor
Qualifications / Skills Required
·                     A higher diploma in Social Work, Community Development or a related field/ discipline
·                     Good reputation within the larger community.
·                     Experience with grassroots initiatives in rural areas/ASAL
·                     Experience with participatory community development principles and practices preferred.
·                     Experience in CMDRR is an added advantage
·                     Capacity to live with minimal comfort on occasional basis (e.g. camping in communities)
·                     Ability to show initiative and function effectively in loosely structured, complex work environment that is constantly and rapidly changing
·                     Patient and optimistic approach to problem-solving, good communication and facilitation skills
·                     Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization; ability to identify the gap and address them
·                     Ability and willingness to work cross border with other communities in instable and potentially dangerous areas.
·                     Good oral and written communication skills
·                     English & Kiswahili fluency are minimum requirements. Fluency in local language is a must. Knowledge of more than one of the languages mentioned is an added advantage
·                     Basic computer knowledge is mandatory

Vacancy: Logistics and Administration Officer
 
Department: Logistics
 
Direct Hierarchy: Head of office
 
Contract duration: Fixed term
 
Location: Nairobi / Mogadishu
 
Starting Date: September 2015

Logistics/Admin Officer- Somalia

Main objective:  
Perform key logistics and administrative roles for ACTED’s programs in Somalia.

Responsibilities:
·                     Responsible of the fleet management.
·                     Responsible of the base improvement (comfortable, practical, security, ..) through rehabilitation work, furniture and equipment set up.
·                     Ensure that the computer and all communication equipment are functional and properly used.
·                     Responsible to make sure that contracts of services or procurement are relevant according to ACTED and donors procedures.
·                     Responsible for the assets and stock materials in the base, including monthly asset and stock inventory.
·                     Check field invoices to ensure ACTED procedures are followed (BAP, signatures…)
·                     Supervise the financial follow up (cash forecast)
·                     Responsible to insure that cash flow between the capital and base office(s) is properly organized, and that all payments made by the local transfer companies are duly documented.
·                     Submit logistic, administrative and financial inputs to the Program Manager/Officer.
·                     Send on monthly basis to capital office: cash flow needs, ,
·                     Send all logistics monthly TITANIC (park statement, asset list, inventories, fleet management, …)
·                     Monitoring, reporting, advising on security context; attend security meeting and use both formal and informal means of communication to understand and anticipate potentially dangerous scenarios;
·                     In close collaboration with the Coordinator for Somalia, the security manager and the Country Logistics Manager, support both at program and operational level the future establishment of a full team and an ACTED office in Somalia that meets ACTED’s SOPs
·                     Prepare daily updates and monthly reports on the security situation and any other reports requested by Security Manager;
·                     Work with the Program Officer on team’s weekly movement plans
·                     Will be the focal point for the security who provides the office security personnel
·                     To ensure HR tasks are completed on a monthly basis as per the ACTED HR manual
·                     Responsible for maintaining the Leave Follow Up and Leave Planning tools.
Qualifications / Required Skills:
·                     University Degree preferably in Business Administration or related field and two years experience in working with International NGOs in the similar level.
·                     Motivated and create in approaches to work
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships
·                     Excellent communication skills, personable and articulate
·                     Fluent in written and spoken Somalia and English.
·                     Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
·                     Computer literate and with excellent I T Knowledge.
·                     Demonstrated experience in overall responsibility and accountability for the logistical and administration management of an organization;
·                     Good public Relations with strong negotiation skills.

Position: Community Mobilizer
 
Contract duration: 5 Months
 
Duty Station: Maralal
 
Starting Date: September 2015

Reporting to the Project Officer, the Community Mobilizer’s key areas of responsibility will include:
·                     Carry out community mobilization and assist the team in capacity building activities with community members and elders.
·                     Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, and local authorities.
·                     Carry out beneficiary identification, selection, training, development activities and sensitization as needed or requested.
·                     Carry out daily implementations of field activities.
·                     Work with ACTED management and comply with rules and procedures.
·                     Assist with weekly and monthly planning and reporting to the Project Officer/Program Manager.
·                     Keep the Project Officer regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.
·                     Supervise and ensure correct and accountable documentation of all activities, including checking attendance sheets, stock reports, meeting minutes, along with ensuring that all necessary amounts or signatures are collected.
·                     Listen too, receive and document community feedback and pass this on to Project Officer/Program Manager in a timely manner, and deliver and document responses to community feedback.
·                     Perform any other duty as assigned by the direct supervisor
Qualifications/Skills Required
·                     A higher diploma in Social Work, Community Development or a related field/ discipline
·                     Good reputation within the larger community.
·                     Experience with grassroots initiatives in rural areas/ASAL
·                     Experience with participatory community development principles and practices preferred.
·                     Experience in CMDRR is an added advantage
·                     Capacity to live with minimal comfort on occasional basis (e.g. camping in communities)
·                     Ability to show initiative and function effectively in loosely structured, complex work environment that is constantly and rapidly changing
·                     Patient and optimistic approach to problem-solving, good communication and facilitation skills
·                     Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization; ability to identify the gap and address them
·                     Ability and willingness to work cross border with other communities in instable and potentially dangerous areas.
·                     Good oral and written communication skills
·                     English & Kiswahili fluency are minimum requirements. Fluency in local language is a must. 
·                     Knowledge of more than one of the languages mentioned is an added advantage
·                     Basic computer knowledge is mandatory
Application Procedures
 


Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to ACTED Kenya Offices in Maralal or send to Kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 31st August 2015.

ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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