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The East African : Dec 5th 2015
The EastAfrican 40 ADVERTISEMENT DECEMBER 5-11,2015 Senior Manager: Strategic Partnerships and Data Use (Nairobi or Kampala) Development Initiatives (DI)’s vision is a world without poverty where everyone benefits from opportunity and growth. We work to ensure that decisions about the allocation of finance and resources lead to the end of poverty, increasing resilience and security of the world’s most vulnerable people. We work to make sure these decisions are underpinned by objective and transparent data and evidence, and lead to increased accountability and sustainable longterm outcomes. Our role is to improve data quality and to make data and information accessible and relevant so it can inform decision-making. We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Senior Manager based in Nairobi or Kampala to join our driven and friendly global team. You will have: • Experience working on development and poverty reduction at national and regional level with demonstrated ability to influence government and development partner policy • Knowledge of national development planning and resource allocation processes, and familiarity with the sustainable development agenda (especially the Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to the national level) • Track record identifying, establishing and nurturing successful strategic and project partnerships with government and non-government actors • Proven leadership experience with ability to develop projects and oversee successful delivery of the whole project cycle in East Africa • Strong network of contacts spanning government, the donor community and other key actors in development in East Africa If you would like to make a positive impact increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please read the full role profile with details on how to apply at http://devinit.org/working-with-us Salary: to be agreed Closing date: 1st Interviews: Sunday 3 January 2016 week commencing 11 January 2016 2nd Interviews: week commencing 18 January 2016 Development Initiatives // www.devinit.org REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR - HECA CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term Background Oxfam is one of the world’s leading International Humanitarian Agencies, assisting people affected by poverty, natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 90 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to alleviate poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term development programmes, and campaigning for lasting change. The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania. The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and provides leadership and strategic support to the Oxfam country programmes. The role Reporting to the Regional Director and managing the HECA Emergency Response Team, Regional Public Health Advisor and Regional Food and Security Coordinator, you will work across the confederation affiliates in the Region to lead on humanitarian and preparedness response through outstanding leadership. You will manage the development of the Oxfam International Regional Humanitarian Unit by working closely with all concerned affiliates to mobilise support and resources in line with ‘Vision 2020’. You will represent Oxfam in key regional humanitarian forums with the GoV, UN and other international agencies. Working closely with Human Resources, you will support the humanitarian structure and be in charge of the humanitarian team. Developing countries humanitarian capacities will be an essential aspect of your remit, including preparing investment and preparedness plans, provision of research and data analysis tools and the development of policy and advocacy strategy and content. You will ensure that our humanitarian work in the region is aligned to relevant policy commitments and minimum standards as you define and build the Oxfam International Regional Humanitarian Unit. The Person To succeed in this role you will have: Significant experience and a track record of exceptional leadership in managing humanitarian response work in a range of environments including field level management and demonstrable abilities in crisis management and coordination of rapid humanitarian response Proven ability to think strategically, undertake gender analysis in humanitarian response and a clear understanding of gender issues in humanitarian environment. Definite financial management aptitude, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to train and coach as well as demonstrable fluency in English and a major language of the region (particularly French) Commitment to values of inclusiveness, empowerment, accountability and gender equality. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the right candidate based on skill and experience. We will meet the tax and social security liabilities relating to your Oxfam employment. You will also receive competitive benefits specific to your contract. These will include annual leave, pension, medical coverage, life insurance, flights home and accommodation. This is one opportunity that will offer vast scope, potential and personal satisfaction together with a truly life-changing experience. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using REF. INT1992. The advert closes on 16 December 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. POSITION AVAILABLE JOB TITLE: HEALTH & RIGHTS PROGRAMME MANAGER NO OF POSTS: 1 REPORTING TO: OSIEA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM OSIEA promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse leaders and groups. We seek a dynamic Programme Manager to head the Health & Rights Programme which covers the East African region. Overall job purpose Responsible for the execution and advancement of health rights program in the E.A region. Provide leadership and management of grants as well as relationships with partners. Key Responsibilities • Provide a bold vision for innovative work that will add value by identifying grant-making, operational, and advocacy strategies to promote health rights in Eastern Africa • Management: Supervise staff and ensure a team leadership approach that fosters information sharing, learning, and growth. Coordinate and serve as the key focal point with Public Health Program (PHP) for collaborative work in Eastern Africa to maximize results and impact • Conduct relevant legal and policy analysis for internal and external audiences. Write, edit or commission reports and advocacy documents on health rights priorities Person specifications • Advanced degree in a relevant field. • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and substantive knowledge of health rights issues in the East African region • Ten years work experience, five years of which one should have served as a Manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution. Integrity, diplomacy and professionalism will be essential • Willingness to travel as needed • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail • At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication. Suitably qualified candidates should mail their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st December 2015. For more information on the Organization interested applicants may visit: www.osiea.org. The position will attract a competitive salary with good benefits package. Plеaѕе nоtе that оnlу ѕhоrtlіѕtеd сandіdatеѕ wіll bе соntaсtеd. Nо рhоnе сallѕ wіll bе еntеrtaіnеd. KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY (A constituent College of JKUAT) Kirinyaga University College invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to fill the following positions: VACANCIES ACADEMIC POSITIONS Lecturer (Clinical Medicine) Lecturer (Pure and Applied) Lecturer Area /Field of specialization: Computer Science or Information Technology NON - ACADEMIC POSITIONS SECURITY GUARDS HOUSEKEEPER For details related to job requirements, terms and conditions of service and mode of application please visit our website: www.kyuc.ac.ke JANUARY 2016 INTAKE IS ONGOING For more information on courses offered at Kirinyaga University College visit our website www.kyuc.ac.ke or call us on 0789938241 KyUC is ISO 9001:2008 Certified Read widely, it’s food for the brain Are a job seeker? 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