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World University Service of Canada

Communication & Graphic Designer
Background: WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to providing education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.
In Kenya, WUSC is working in partnership with Windle International Kenya (WIK) to implement the Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP), which operates from April 2017 to March 2022.
KEEP II will create conditions for learning that will allow approximately 29,000 marginalized girls from Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps and the surrounding host communities (Turkana and Garissa counties) to stay in school as long as possible, attain at least functional literacy and numeracy, be safe and supported at school and at home, and make successful transitions at critical life stages.
KEEP II will deliver significant results in terms of improved learning outcomes (literacy and numeracy); increased numbers of girls remaining in school and transitioning to the next grade (attendance and transition rates); and a positive supportive environment that values and promotes girls’ learning (sustainable changes in community behavior).
KEEP will promote these outcomes through a wide range of complementary activities including teacher training; provision of remedial education classes; secondary school infrastructure improvement; conditional cash transfers to highly marginalized families; life skills camps for girls; multi-media community engagement strategies; and training for school governance bodies.
WUSC is looking for a Communication & Graphic Design Consultant to support the development of visual messages for various target groups.
In addition, the consultant will support WUSC in creative design to layout teaching material with the aim of making them more user-friendly, fit-for-purpose, readable and attractive.
Expected deliverables
In consultation with the WUSC Team, the Communication & Graphic Designer will:
·         Design and layout various messages targeting different groups and teacher training tool kits;
·         Edit and design training material;
·         Review and advice on critical project communication pieces;
·         Create visual communication reports, deliverable’s and documents that help tell project stories.
Expected Qualifications of Communication & Graphic Design consultant
·         Relevant qualification in graphic or creative design, or other design-related subject.
·         5 years of experience in a related field, of communication and graphic design
·         Experience in concept ideation, design strategy, art direction and production
·         Previous demonstrable experience of designing high quality education materials, specifically teacher training materials.
·         Demonstrable experience in designing and communicating visual concepts to best convey messages to their intended audiences
·         Experience in industry standard design tools
·         Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality.
·         You have strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills.
·         Please include URLs for an online portfolio in your application

World University Service of Canada
Administrative and Finance Assistant
Background: World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development.
Founded in 1957 and currently working in 22 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $35 million dollars, WUSC’s mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training.
Our internationally recognized programs target youth, women, and other marginalized populations, focusing on three thematic areas of education, employment, and empowerment.
Globally, WUSC has a network of higher Education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.
WUSC’s members are Canada’s most globally engaged post-secondary institutions. WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world.
We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment.
Job Role: WUSC Kenya is looking to hire an Administrative and Finance Assistant to support its Kenya Office by providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of office systems and processes
Specific Duties
Work closely with the Finance and Operations Team in the following areas

·         Ensure the smooth functioning of office administration;
·         Support the preparation of contracts;
·         Manage ( and be seated at ) the front office;
·         Organize and prepare for meetings / manage the meeting rooms;
·         Support to office assets management and inventory/ maintenance of records on assets management
·         Custodian for management of office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, of stationery as required by staff and keeping a log of distribution.
·         Support the procurement office for execution of procurement processes; ensuring procurement guidelines are implemented
·         Support the development and implementation of procurement plans and tracking systems.
·         Plans, organizes and supports the bid solicitation process including drafting and floating RFQ and RFP’s
·         Participate on the bid evaluation committees, ensures the integrity of the competitive process and exercises appropriate judgment and tact while ensuring to protect confidential information
·         Ensure timely delivery of goods and services
·         Maintain updated records of all procurement related documentation
·         Validate financial documents (Payment request, Requisition, and Travel Request, etc.) by ensuring correct procedures have been followed.
·         Track invoices and cash advances;
·         Preparation of payment vouchers
·         Data entry, review and filing of finance documents
Qualifications and Experience
·         Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Commerce or equivalent
·         Qualification in accounting will be an advantage
·         Minimum 3 Years work experience in a finance or accounting administration and procurement;
·         Experience in a similar role will be an advantage
·         Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills
·         Able to conduct rigorous checks on data and documentation.
·         Excellent communication skills – able to communicate and report both orally and in writing.
·         Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
·         Communicates openly, and consistently. Shares information appropriately
·         Problem solving skills and self-management – able to form creative solutions in problem solving.
·         Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.
How to Apply:
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.
If you wish to apply for this position, please send your resume with a covering letter to with “Administrative and Finance Assistant” in the subject line on or before 28th November 2018.
The job posting is open to Kenyan Nationals only.

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