ADESO Grants Writer NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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Organization Adeso : African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org
Position Title: Grants Writer
Reporting to: Director, Program Development and Quality Unit
Working with: Program Development and Quality Team, Country Directors, Field Program Managers, Fundraising Team
Program/ Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: One year, Renewable
Starting Salary International Grade E: Net Salary of $42,000 - $46,308 annually plus other competitive benefits


ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth.


It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals to institutional donors; ensuring the submission of timely, accurate and high quality reports for all ongoing Adeso projects; and training Adeso staff in report and proposal writing.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Write, review and edit institutional donor grant proposals, including conducting background research where required.


Assist with other fundraising projects as requested (e.g. to trusts and foundations).

Maintain current records in electronic and paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.

Develop a sound understanding of Adeso’s institutional history, competencies and programs.

Assist with the identification and vetting of potential partner organizations during the proposal development process.

Maintain and monitor the grant reporting database for all ongoing Adeso projects.

Maintain a proposal development calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry/concept notes and proposals.

Assist with the management of external consultants providing inputs to proposal development.

Work closely with field staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals.

Assist with editing and quality control of external outputs from projects (e.g. donor narrative reports, baseline surveys, evaluation reports, etc).

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL
Bachelor’s Degree in international development, social science or other relevant subject.

Minimum 3 years directly relevant experience.

Track record of successful non-profit fundraising/proposal development.

Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

Meticulous attention to detail.

Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.

Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

Strong editing skills.

Willingness to travel occasionally, in particular within the region (security permitting).

DESIRABLE
Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL).

Prior experience of training and capacity building of staff.
Knowledge of the donor funding environment in the region.

APPLICATION PROCECESS
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 18th July 2014.


Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following: 

An updated CV; and 

An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply
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ADRA Project Officer NGO Job Vacancy in Somalia

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia. ADRA’s mission is to change one life at a time through enhancing development in individuals and communities. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Officer.

Responsibilities
Assist to develop and strengthen local projects networking.

Assist to identify needs and opportunities by conduct training needs assessments.

Assist in tracking project performance at community level and report, monitor and follow up on project activities

Assist in selection of participants in various trainings and organizing for training venues for workshops.

Give support to coordinate with hired consultants to be able to deliver training to the prospective targeted group.

Assist in producing various project reports.

Report regularly to Project Managers, on all relevant matters, for management purposes and in order to develop understanding of working committees in communities, which will contribute to broader work in regions of Somalia.

Knowledge
Degree in Education, Community Development or Project Management.


Diploma holders with over 5 years experience will also be considered.

Strong data collection and collation skills, processing, analysis and report writing.

Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.

Experience working with civil society groups and government authorities.
Good negotiating skills.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter and Curriculum Vitae to hr@adrasom.org not later than 15th July 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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CISP Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs in Somali

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Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Sector: Education
Location: Mogadishu and Galkayo South with travel to other field locations
Duration: 1 year; Renewable
Closing Date: 15/07/2014
Start of Contract: 1/08/2014


BACKGROUND ON CISP SOMALIA EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Comitato Internazionale Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Popoli – CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) is a development organization established in Rome in 1983, to engage against the impact of poverty and denied rights worldwide. In Somalia, CISP has put in place mechanisms to support local communities and authorities to provide quality pre-primary, primary, non formal and vocational education. In both remote rural areas and urban centers, CISP is working to promote equitable access to education, to reduce drop outs (for both boys and girls) and to improve learning outcomes for all.


CISP is implementing a three year education program in Somalia dedicated to improving equitable access to education and improving learning for all. The program’s purpose is to enrol more girls and boys in school, inspire them to stay in school, and make sure they graduate school with the knowledge that enables them to break the cycle of poverty. The program is dedicated to improving quality of education and to ensuring sustainability. The program works with communities, parents, teachers, girls and boys alike to promote equitable access to education and to improve learning outcomes at schools and other training facilities.

Job Purpose
The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will oversee implementation of the education project monitoring plan and will undertake routine data (quantitative and qualitative) collection and analysis on key project indicators using specifically design instruments for project monitoring.


Key Responsibilities Undertake routine data (quantitative and qualitative) collection on key project indicators using specifically design instruments for project monitoring

To contribute to preparation of monitoring tools including pre and post training tests

Ensure the timely and effective implementation of M&E tools in the field

Prepare monthly data tables with gender and grade/age disaggregated data for each school and training centre

Conduct monitoring visits and prepare qualitative reports for each school and training centre

Entry and uploading all project data into the project database

Filing of the all the project monitoring instrument used in the data collection process

Prepare relevant monitoring data for the program quarterly reporting

Participate in internal and external project data dissemination meetings

Oversee the implementation and revision(s) of the Project Monitoring plan (through identifying trends from monitoring data that could impact the project outcomes, methods to updates it based on project changes and lessons learnt)

Document key education activities including preparation of human interest stories and photographs

Organise and conduct regular project review meetings and focus group discussions with community members

Document best practice and lessons learnt from the implementation of the education activities by CISP and ensure that they are reported

Ensure the privacy of personal information and confidentiality of data collected

Perform other duties as instructed by his/her immediate supervisor

The position is 100% based in Somalia. Applicants should be legally able to work in Somalia.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES:
Degree or relevant qualification in a related field

Two years’ experience of data collection, management and analysis in development and/or humanitarian sector with special emphasis on Education programs

Experience in the implementation of project monitoring plan
Strong experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection

Great attention to detail and organization skills

Strong computer skills especially Excel and databases

Strong analytical, writing and communication skills

Excellent oral communication skills in Somali

Good spoken and written English

Demonstrate passion and commitment

HOW TO APPLY
Send motivation letter outlining your skills and experience in M&E and updated CV (not exceeding 3 pages) with at least 3 references to the following email address: oconnor@cisp-nairobi.org. For more information about CISP Somalia, please visit www.cisp-som.org.


Women are encouraged to apply
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted CISP could consider your CV for other positions

CISP is strongly committed to ending Child Abuse, all forms of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and to building a work environment that is safe and welcoming for all, where Sexual Harassment does not take place. The desired candidate for any position should share and support this commitment in all aspects of their personal and professional behaviour. Any history implicating that the applicant has a history of Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, or Sexual Harassment, is a reason for excluding him or her from employment with CISP.
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CRD Program Manager NGO Jobs in Mogadishu Somali

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Title: Program Manager
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Duty station: Mogadishu with frequent travel to the field
Position Status: Both National & International
Duration: One year (renewable)
Starting Date : 15th August 2014

 

II. Background information The Center for Research and Dialogue is an independent not-for-profit organization aiming to promote social, economic, and political rebuilding of Somalia. The Center is committed to promoting consensus decision-making at the policy and community level by encouraging and supporting the participation of citizens in the affairs affecting their lives. The goal of CRD is to empower Somali communities’ transition to peaceful change by providing them with a neutral venue to identify their issues, set priorities, and develop inclusive and sustainable outcomes.

III. Program Description
 

Department: Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
The Center for Research and Dialogue is conducting reconciliation programming throughout South-Central Somalia, particularly the central regions of Somalia (Hiran, Galgaduud, Galmudugamd and Middle Shabelle). The project’s objective is to enhance stability in the central regions through consultations and dialogues that lead to inter-clan reconciliation and improved governance within and between the communities of the region.


The project facilitates inclusive, sustainable, and locally led conflict resolution and reconciliation processes between clans and sub-clans. The activities address longstanding conflicts that continue to cause mistrust and violence within and between the communities of the central regions. Genuine and inclusive reconciliation activities between the communities and clans of the central regions allows for conflict resolution and trust building. This establishes a platform that permits a dialogue process on regional administration and governance.
 

IV. Position Description
The Program Manager works directly under the supervision of the Executive Director and is responsible for the appropriate and successful implementation of all peacebuilding and reconciliation activities for CRD.


Delivering quality programmes

Coordinate, overall management, delegation, and oversight of multiple projects currently ongoing and beginning in the future with a focus on reconciliation and peacebuilding

Responsibility for managing project staff and other staff associated with the
peacebuilding program


In coordination with Executive Director, liaise with the international community, the federal government, and the regional government actors

Coordination on peacebuilding and reconciliation activities with other local NGOs

Ensure that field staff receive the necessary support from CRD headquarters

Identify and create new project opportunities for the organization

Lead and develop the proposal development process for peacebuilding and reconciliation programing, including: narrative proposals, budgets, timelines, and 
staffing 
Develop direction and thinking for the overall program activities

Monitor and track operational performance

Guarantee a structured growth of the Organization

Manage large scale document development

Approve budgets, timelines, reports, and other implementation activities

Oversee the programs financial requirements, including compliance with the budgets, procurement, and authorize specific requests for expenditures

Other responsibilities associated with the management of the program and responsibilities delegated by the Executive Director

Qualifications
Applicants should have degree in Social Sciences (postgraduate preferred), conflict resolution and peace building, development or similar field.

Previous work with a non-governmental organization and a minimum of five (5) years within the Somali context

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 3 years working in the field of
peacebuilding and have an in-depth understanding of the Somali context in relation of peace and reconciliation


Advanced understanding of and knowledge of peacebuilding and reconciliation practices and theory

Ability to identify critical areas in the Somali context for increased peacebuilding and reconciliation activity

Extensive experience in the peacebuilding and reconciliation sector
Proven track record of leadership and management skills, including managing diverse staff in multiple locations


Significant knowledge of international humanitarian & development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in fragile contexts management

Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors

Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results

Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet
management & inventory


Ability to explain and defend complex issues and positions

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively as well as to convey vision to others

Exceptional oral and written communications skills in English, Somali and a dynamic public speaker.

Capacity to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple competing demands efficiently in a challenging and fast paced environment

A willingness to delegate tasks

Applicants should expect to have to work non-traditional working hours when requested

Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title “Program Manager” to pbcr-rec@crdsomalia.org by the 25th July 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Position open to Somalis and Internationals. CRD reserves the right not to employ.
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CARE Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs

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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer –(Garowe, Puntland) - NATIONAL POSITION

CARE is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer based in Garowe, Puntland for the Emergency Program.

JOB SUMMARY
Under the overall guidance of the Emergency Coordinator, the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities within emergency program. S/he manages the collection and analysis of emergency program monitoring data through conducting site visits, remote support, among other methods. S/he monitors project activities on a regular basis, promotes humanitarian accountability and maintains and updates the MIS of emergency program. S/he also works in close collaboration with emergency program team, government officials and implementing partners.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

1.1. Program data management
Take the lead in the collection and analysis of project data within emergency program, suggest ways to facilitate data collection and flow of data within program teams and share analyzed data for decision making purposes.


Together with emergency program team, harmonize and standardize existing data collection, analysis and reporting tools and systems in line with CARE Somalia’s Management Information System as well as specific project needs within emergency program.

Maintain comprehensive schedule of donor program reports and review reports to ensure it contains accurate and high quality data presented in appropriate format.

Validate the quality of collected data sample analysis and take corrective measures to ensure accuracy and validity or program data

Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.

1.2. Development and updating of M&E documents Develop and update as necessary the M&E plans for grants, consistent with project M&E frameworks.

Assist program development in establishing log frames, M&E work plans and targets setting during donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation.

1.3. Continuous on-job training for CARE and partner program staff
Provide on-going trainings for CARE staff in the development of M&E plans, data collection tools, survey designs and other services as may be required for emergency program monitoring and evaluation.

Facilitate capacity building for partners to enable them to monitor and evaluate their own efforts, gather relevant data and produce required progress reports.

1.4. Review of program performance
Prepare and share monthly and quarterly program performance reports.

Track the progress on project implementation on monthly and quarterly basis and by set project logical frameworks and other parameters as contained in specific projects.

Support and participate in project evaluations and other studies to ensure tools and methodologies used address program objectives and priorities.

1.5. Support proposal development
Contribute to project design to ensure adherence to SPHERE as well as CARE International’s standards, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.

Together with MEA Advisor, lead in conducting multi-sectoral assessments to collect comprehensive and reliable information on the needs and priorities of populations of concern with objective of writing new grant proposals.

1.6. Humanitarian Accountability
Strengthen the existing complaints reporting and feedback mechanism to ensure collection and addressing of feedback from program beneficiaries

Prepare monthly and quarterly accounts of complaints and feedback received and share with emergency program team to inform effective and accountable programming.

1.7. Reporting
Take the lead in collecting, analysing and reporting on relevant indicators for donor reports as well organizational-wide M&E system.

Work with emergency program team, Program Quality Unit and others to collate and analyse all monthly and quarterly data and produce quality reports.

Support program staff in all aspects of program cycle that include baseline surveys, midterm reviews and end of project surveys that link with humanitarian benchmarks and implementation of a high quality and accountable projects to beneficiaries, donors and governments.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPEREINCES
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, project management or related social science fields

At least 5 years’ experience in performance monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian programs in an NGO setting including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis

Experience in M&E methods and approaches including participatory, qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Demonstrated experience in information/data analysis and writing quality reports

Prior experience with M&E software. Excellent knowledge in Ms Excel is essential.

Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.

Strong analytical skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations

Ability to travel within the country or region as needed

How to Apply: Applications clearly marked “Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officers – Garowe” accompanied by CVs should be sent through email by 19th July, 2014 to:

The Human Resources Office
CARE International in Somalia
Puntland Office, Garowe
Email: hrgarowe@som.care.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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COOPI Project Engineer NGO Jobs in Somalia

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COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.

Position: Project Engineer
Reporting to: Project Manager
Duration: Six Months
Location: Bay and Gedo Regions


Tasks
Needs Assessments
Participate in data collection during needs assessments, mapping of water sources and livelihood infrastructure, baseline and other periodic studies;


Participate in providing the stakeholders with feedback related to findings of the studies undertaken;

Technical Assessments
To identify construction/rehabilitation needs for WASH facilities and livelihood infrastructure in project areas in collaboration with the stakeholders and in line with the projects plans;


To carry out preliminary and detailed feasibility assessments and determine the suitable technological option of livelihood infrastructure, water or sanitation structure rehabilitation/construction;

To assess the socio and economic viability for water sources and livelihood infrastructure to be developed/rehabilitated;

To assess the environmental impacts related to the planned WASH and livelihood infrastructure rehabilitation interventions and provide recommendations as necessary;

To assess the management capacities within the local stakeholders for various water sources;

To assess the water quality and treatment needs for different water sources and document;

Preparation of designs/technical drawings, lay-out plans, specifications and BoQs

To prepare designs / technical drawings and specifications for infrastructure works targeted for construction/rehabilitation;

To prepare lay-out plans for WASH & Livelihood infrastructures in the target locations;

To prepare bill of quantities and budget estimate for each structure;
 

Procurement of works, supplies and Service

Prepare cost estimate request documents as per COOPI procurement procedures and procure for works, supplies and services as necessary;

Participate in the procedures related to procurement of works, supplies and services;

Supervision of works To supervise the project on going realizations at the sites according to the implementation contracts with contractors and communities; Supervision is done in collaboration with authorities and target groups;

To follow up works progress and ensure that technical designs and specifications are adhered to by the contractors / artisans/foremen;

Certify works that have been completed satisfactorily and in accordance to technical designs and specifications and authorize the issue of interim and completion certificates for payments as necessary.

Technical training
Carry out or facilitate capacity building in design, construction, rehabilitation, operations and maintenance of infrastructures developed with the target groups. 

The target groups include village water committees, WASH services providers (public and private), water supply operators, hand pump caretakers, contractors involved in works etc. Capacity building is provided through formal workshops, and also on-the-job;

Reporting
To prepare works progress reports as per field missions carried out;


To prepare supervision reports;

To compile a monthly construction reports detailing progress of construction of livelihood infrastructure, water and sanitation facilities;

To prepare training reports for all technical trainings carried out.

Qualifications
Degree or advance Diploma/certificate in Civil Engineering or equivalent

High experience in construction works related to water and sanitation facilities

Field experience in Rural & urban water supplies Development in Somalia

Good liaison/networking and supervisory/leadership skills

Good stakeholder and staff relations

Good knowledge of English (Spoken and written) 

Computer skills

Start Date: Immediately

Application Send 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 15th July 2014 to the following address: 

THE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE,
COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE,
hr.nairobi@coopi.org


NOTE: Only short listed candidates will be contacted; Ensure you indicate: Project Engineer” as subject to your application email.
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Cesvi Country Administrator NGO Jobs in South Sudan

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Post Title: Country Administrator
Organization: Cesvi
Duty Station: South Sudan (Juba)
Duration: 3 months with possibility of 9months extension
Closing Date: 16/07/2014
Submission Email: recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org


Background:
Cesvi’s programmes in East Africa are focused on humanitarian aid both in
development and emergency context, including conflicts, natural calamities and
environmental disasters. The main thematic areas of intervention are: Child Protection, Health, WASH, Food security, Livelihood and Resilience.


Job Summary:
Objective 1 : Check the monthly accounts of the bases and those of the capital:


Check the mission’s cash and bank balance

Check eligibility of invoices

At the end of each month, check the level of advances for each cash box

Verify recording of expenses in each cashbook

Edit comments on the accounting of each base monthly

Verify presentation of accounting vouchers

Objective 2 : Consolidate the mission’s accounts monthly:
Verify payment of rental agreements when they fall due and split the charges over the periods.

Verify that the staff data base is complete and updated

Update the depreciation files for the mission’s equipment and vehicles

File monthly the original documents related to advance accounts in a separate file;

Integrate the cash and bank books into the accounting software

Check expenditure by the field to enter data into the accounting software

Update the software for each project

Objective 3 : Participate in managing the national staff and ensuring administrative
follow-up of the files


Check contract dates and inform the base administrator and PMs of their expiry date ;

Keep the individual files up-to-date;

Check that the procedures regarding recruitment and contract terminations are
followed;


Supervise the preparation of new employment contracts;

Establish administrative documents related to employment contracts;

Follow up the annual appraisals, ensure that all staff involved in the appraisal
schedule it properly and respect the dead lines


Check the database for salary payroll form the bases and validate them before the
payment;


Ensure that all the due taxes are regularly calculated and paid by the base
administrator concerned


Objective 4 : Participate in the pre-audit of financial contracts:
Supervise archiving and presentation of financing contracts (Analytical accounting
Book), distribute invoices after journal entries, edit the expenses vouchers from HQ);


Elaborate the listing of risks for validation by the administrator

Check validity of accounting data with the intermediary and final reports.

Objective 5 : Supervise the team:

Ensure training of cashiers and accountants on the mission;

Check the cashbooks and carry out the physical inventories;

Ensure training in book-keeping on the mission;

Carry out appraisals of the team members.

Qualifications/ Desirable
competencies


Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Strong Computer skills especially in Excel / Accounting systems

Prior experience in book keeping preferably with NGOs, excellent numerical and analytical skills

Knowledge of donor funds management

Good command of English language both written and oral

Submission Guidelines:
Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER ONLY to CESVI to the e-mail address recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org 


Please quote the Position (i.e. Application for Country Administrator position) in the subject line of your e-mail application.

Please do not send more than one application and do not attach certificates at this stage. Inquiries on phone or e-mail will not be entertained.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications is 16th July 2014 at 17:00. However Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

CESVI is an equal opportunities employer.
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