FAO National Consultant – HIV and Gender Support Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya ☆

Vacancy Announcement no. 003/11

Issued: 30 March 2011

Application deadline: 7 April 2011

Position title: National Consultant-HIV and Gender Support Officer

Contract type: NPP

Duration: Initially for 11 month with a possibility of extension up to 24 months

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field.

Duties and responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the FAOR in Kenya and direct supervision of the AFAOR (Programme) and technical guidance of Food Security and HIV and AIDS Officer in collaboration with all other technical Units in FAO-KE, the HIV and Gender Support Officer will;

  • Support the Kenya component of the regional project “addressing HIV and gender inequalities through food security and nutrition responses in Eastern and Central Africa” by providing technical backstopping, monitoring and reporting on implementation
  • Support Food Security and HIV and AIDS Officer  in mainstreaming HIV and gender issues within FAO programmes including the provision of technical support and assistance in the development of related project proposals
  • Provide direct support in addressing HIV and GBV issues in the area of assignment through identification of livelihood based interventions for the implementation of project related activities in the field in close collaboration with other technical units
  • Provide guidance on HIV and gender issues from national perspective to FAO programmes, partners and stakeholders
  • Provide technical support in the development and identification of HIV and gender issues including GBV related interventions within emergency operations
  • Participate in baseline surveys, needs assessment and evaluations whenever required and use the findings to shape the interventions to address the emerging challenges
  • Identify training needs for partners, plan and execute trainings and reflection meetings and contribute to the development or adaptation of training modules on HIV and gender.
  • Contribute to the development or adaptation of training modules on HIV and gender
  • Represent the FAO in the national inter- Agency working group on HIV and Gender and strengthen collaboration with partners (including the government) and donors on HIV, gender and food security interventions
  • Monitor project activities in the field, collect and document lessons learned and best practices and prepare and submit reports thereof;

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should posses

  • Masters Degree in Sociology, Gender studies, Agricultural Economics or Project Planning and Management.
  • 6 years relevant field experience in HIV and or gender programming with thorough understanding of local HIV and gender issues and global trends
  • Experience in managing project with many stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills and ability  to facilitate high level meetings/ workshops
  • Proven report writing skills
  • Understanding of Farmers Field School concept will be an added advantage.

FAO is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Acknowledgements will only be sent to applicants in whom FAO has a further interest.

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may apply through email address provided, including a CV not exceeding 4 pages (A4) clearly marked HIV & Gender Support Officer, addressed to:

Only email applications will be accepted

Office of the FAO Representative in Kenya
No. 12 Peaceland House
Hill View Rise, Hill View Estate
Off Lower Kabete Road
PO Box 30470, 00100
Nairobi Kenya
Email: Vacancy-Kenya@fao.org

Canadian Cooperation Office Driver / Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy ☆

Job Description

Position Title: Driver / Admin Assistant

Type of Employment: Six months – renewable

  • Operates the CCO vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Responsible for ensuring that the inside and outside of vehicle are properly cleaned and fuelled on an ongoing basis.  Keeps the interior of the assigned vehicle neat and orderly.
  • Follows specific regularly scheduled routes, or responds to requests from the supervisor for management of unscheduled routes.
  • Assists passengers in boarding and exiting vehicle and in the loading and unloading of luggage.
  • Monitors traffic and weather conditions and notifies dispatch of potential problems.
  • Reports accidents or other safety situations as and when they occur.
  • Inspects exterior and interior of vehicle at beginning of each trip for properly operating headlights, turn signals, brake lights, interior courtesy lamps, air conditioning or heating, warning lamps, mirror adjustment, properly inflated tires, windshield wipers, vehicle damage, etc. prior to moving vehicle.
  • Monitors vehicle condition and records malfunctioning items or damage to the supervisor.
  • Accurately completes a log sheet for each shift with information including driver number, vehicle number, number of passengers, pick up and drop off times, mileages, destinations, etc.
  • Learns and provides guests and passengers with appropriate information regarding lodging, entertainment and attractions within service area.  Learns and remembers locations of various destination points serviced by the fleet including lodging, entertainment and attraction sites.
  • Assists in the logistical aspect of procurement of items for the CCO as requested from time to time. This may entail picking / dropping items from suppliers and when picking up items, inspecting to ensure correct items are picked in good condition.
  • Provides basic Messengerial duties as and when required such as drop-off or pick-up of documents or letters; payments of office bills amongst others.
  • Provides administrative support as required. Suggestion: Instead – Provides general clerical and administration support (including photocopying, faxing, mail handling, meeting room arrangements, stationary orders, printing, filing, and other duties as required.
  • Maintain a variety of records for example vehicle log sheet, vehicles requisition forms etc.
  • Also may be required to perform other related duties as requested.


Professionalism – Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.  Has a good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.  Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda ; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organization – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and uses time efficiently.

Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for actions.

Creativity –  Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Commitment to Continuous Learning – Keeps abreast of new development in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


  • Secondary School Education (KCSE equivalent),
  • Formal Drivers’ training with a recognized institution,
  • Elementary motor vehicle mechanic skills
  • Possession of a valid class “C” driver’s license.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and email is essential.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.


A minimum of five years experience as a driver.

To apply, candidates must demonstrate in writing that they meet the requirements set out in the job description. Email your resume together with a covering letter to the email address below.

Applications received after 4.00pm, 6th April 2011 will not be considered.

All application should be addressed to:

The Director
Canadian Cooperation Office

Please quote the following reference number in the subject line: Ref: 2011-CCO-04

Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya – Oxfam Great Britain ☆

Oxfam GB, Horn East & Central Africa (HECA) works in different contexts on humanitarian, development and campaigns programmes in 10 countries across the region. HECA has the largest humanitarian programme in OGB.


Regional Humanitarian Coordinator
(Based in Nairobi, Kenya)

Contract Type: Open-ended

Salary: £26,843 – £36006 Net per annum + competitive benefits package

Oxfam GB, Horn East & Central Africa (HECA) works in different contexts on humanitarian, development and campaigns programmes in 10 countries across the region.

HECA has the largest humanitarian programme in OGB. The regional humanitarian function ensures capacity to scale up and respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies across the region.

To enable this, the team shapes the region’s humanitarian preparedness strategy as well as supports countries and partners during responses providing leadership and advice.

The Role

The role is a senior management post reporting to the Regional Director and a member of the regional management team (RMT). This role provides regional technical and strategic leadership in humanitatrian programmes across HECA.

The post holder contributes to the shaping of the OGB corporate humanitarian strategy and the role is accountable for the development and implementation of the regional humanitarian preparedness strategy.

The role has people management responsibility of the rapid response team at the regional center, matrix management of country humanitarian programme coordinators and manages a small regional budget. The role is the regional security focal point.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will have substantial exposure on strategic leadership of large humanitarian responses in dynamic contexts.

You will have the ability to influence and support a multidisciplinary and multicultural team in appreciating and adhering to relevant humanitarian response standards, procedures and policy commitments.

Demonstrable skills in preparedness programming and humanitarian response gender analysis essential. This will include clear understanding of the practical significance of gender issues in humanitarian environment.

You will be experienced in policy development in relation to humanitarian work. You will be a strategic thinker, culturally sensitive with good context analysis skills. You must have excellent communication and representation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please send your application to hecajobs@oxfam.org.uk or apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using ref INT4265.