Newest vacancies in NGOs- Program Director, Kenya apply by 20th Dec 2011

Position                   Program Director - Horn of Africa

Organisation           The MENTOR Initiative

                            Short Term Consulting - Kenya, Africa

Deadline             Apply by: 20th December 2011

Work Base :       MENTOR Kenya and Somalia with extensive field missions
Responsible to:   Program Manager Horn of Africa – The MENTOR Initiative
Duration:          5 months with possibility to renew

Closing date:     until suitable candidate is found

Fee:                  3500-4200USD per month depending on experience

The MENTOR Initiative is a “not for profit”, charitable, non-governmental organisation devoted to reducing death and suffering from malaria in humanitarian crises. The MENTOR Initiative is currently providing ongoing emergency support to the most vulnerable communities in Liberia, Angola, Kenya, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eastern and Southern Chad.

Scope of Services:

This important role will cover two levels of responsibility to help ensure tight planning and implementation of the organisations responses in Somalia and Kenya:
• The Horn of Africa (HoA) Emergency Response Director (ERD) will coordinate the MENTOR Initiative emergency responses to the threat of flooding and vector borne disease (VBD) epidemics in HoA.

• For Somalia, the ERD will serve as the Country Director with overall responsibility for all aspects of the MENTOR Initiative’s work. In this role, the ERD will receive significant support (as required) from the Kenya MENTOR team for planning and operational activities for Somalia, that reply upon services, logistics, security issues and access through Kenya.

• In Kenya, the ERD will support the Kenya Country Director to achieve the organisations planned emergency responses in refugee camps and Kenyan communities, assess new threats and response needs and ensure the technical co-ordination of the VBD activities delivered.

This post will work with MoH, UNHCR, other UN agencies, NGO and FBO teams to help ensure that all vulnerable host, IDP and refugee populations in programme target areas, have access to effective malaria prevention as well as quality malaria diagnostic and case management services.

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2012 Call for Proposal from the European Union - Latest Funding Opportunity for Kenya CSOs/NGOs


Local Publication for Call for Proposals
Reference: EuropeAid/132079/L/ACT/KE
European instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Country-Based Support Scheme

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kenya is seeking proposals for actions in Kenya with financial assistance from the "EIDHR" thematic budget line.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
·     be legal persons and

·     be non profit making and

·     belong to one of the following bodies and actors as defined per Article 10 of the EIDHR Regulation which can operate in an independent and accountable way (having legal personality) :
                 i.    Civil society organisations, including non-governmental organisations and independent political foundations and private sector agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level.
                ii.    National regional and international parliamentary bodies.

·     be nationals of the beneficiary country (i.e. Kenya), of a developing country as specified by the OECD/DAC, of an accession or official candidate country as recognised by the European Union, of a Member State of the European Economic Area or of legal persons as regulated by the Financing Instrument (Regulation N° 1889/2006) establishing EIDHR;

·     be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners, not acting as an intermediary.

The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation at the Delegation of European Union to Kenya and on the following internet sites: and

Hard copies of the Guidelines and Application Form are available for pick up only at the EU Delegation, Union House,
Ragati Road
, Upper Hill, Nairobi.  The EU Delegation cannot be blamed if the collected set is incomplete.  Potential Applicants are encouraged to download a complete set from the website.  Note that picking up a hardcopy set does not relief applicants from the duty to use soft copy templates available on the website while submitting their Concept Notes and Proposals.
An information session on this Call for Proposals will be held on 21st November 2011 at 09.00am.  To confirm your participation and the venue of the session, please send an email to: with the call reference above in subject.

The deadline for submission of concept notes is 13th December 2011 at 16.00hrs.

Oct & Nov 2011 Latest Jobs in various NGOs

Latest development Jobs in  Africa, Asia, USA
PATH. Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The ASEAN Secretariat. Jakarta, Indonesia.
Closing date: October 19, 2011.

The American Refugee Committee (ARC). Mogadishu, Somalia.

Population Services International (PSI). Washington, DC, USA.
Closing date: October 30, 2011.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Closing date: October 22, 2011.

The American Refugee Committee (ARC).
Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

24 September 2011
The American Refugee Committee (ARC). Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan.

8. Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor - Kenya, Kenya International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Closing Date: Sunday, 20 November 2011

9. Gender and Security Trainer, Kenya United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing Date: Thursday, 27 October 2011

10. Regional Campaign Coordinator -Child Health Now, EAR, Nairobi, Kenya World Vision International
East Africa Region
Closing Date: Monday, 31 October 2011

11. UN Women: Deputy Regional Programme Director, Nairobi United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing Date: Thursday, 10 November 2011

12. Director of Refugee Operations, Kenya CARE Canada
Closing Date: Monday, 14 November 2011

13. Social Policy Specialist, Nairobi (P-3) United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF)
Closing Date: Friday, 04 November 2011

Freedom House
Full-time Staff - South Africa, Africa
Apply by: 29th October 2011

African Wildlife Foundation
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Apply by 18 Nov 2011

Carbon Zero Federation
Location: Mombasa, Kenya
Apply by 31st October

Location: Kenya
Apply by: 05 Nov 2011

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Location: Nairobi, United Kingdom
Apply by: 21 Nov 2011

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Apply by: 31 Oct 2011

21. Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Johannesburg United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2011

Development jobs- Various International NGO jobs from around the world

Latest Development/NGO Jobs in Various countries

1.     Program Officer
Global Rights-Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria.
Open until filled

2.     Finance Manager
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). Bethesda, MD, USA.
Closing date: November 22, 2011.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Nairobi, Kenya.
Closing date: December 14, 2011.

20 October 2011
The International Rescue Committee (IRC). New York, NY, USA.

UN Women. Location: Home-based.
Closing date: October 31, 2011

6.     Evaluator
Oxfam GB.
Closing date: October 25, 2011

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. La Crosse, WI, USA.
Closing date: November 21, 2011

UN Women. Location: Home-based and Bangkok, Thailand.
Closing date: October 28, 2011.

UN Women. Location: Home-based and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Closing date: October 28, 2011.

CUSO-VSO. Lima, Peru.

CUSO-VSO. San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The IFOR Women Peacemakers Program. Thailand.
Closing date: November 14, 2011.

The Nobel Women’s Initiative. Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Closing date: November 27, 2011

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Brighton, UK.
Closing date: November 9, 2011.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UN Women. Location: Home-based.
Closing date: October 21, 2011.

UN Women. Tripoli, Libya.
Closing date: October 21, 2011.

Mama Cash. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Closing date: October 30, 2011.

Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. Selangor, Malaysia.
Closing date: October 24, 2011.

14 October 2011
Oxfam GB. Jerusalem, Israel.
Closing date: November 3, 2011.

UN Women East and Southeast Asia.
Closing date: October 28, 2011.

2011 Latest International consultancy opportunity- Senior International Disaster Specialists

GRM International is looking for Senior International Disaster Specialists – Multiple positions

GRM is a leading professional services company specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and governments. We have over 43 years of development experience, managing in excess of 700 projects in more than 120 countries for private, government, bilateral and multilateral clients.

We are looking for several Senior International Consultants with expertise in:
1. Disaster Resilience and Preparedness for long term assignment
2. M & E Experts with experience in Humanitarian Aid
3. Short notice disaster response personnel- available on very short notice and on 24/7 standby for one quarter each year, available the remainder of the year at 5 days notice.
These personnel are required in four different categories:
1. Disaster response leadership/management: focussed on leadership, logistics and communications
2. Critical Infrastructure (engineering, water and sanitation, government infrastructure planning),
3. Disease Control (health and food & nutrition professionals) and
4. Displacement and Protection (politically vulnerable populations and groups; refugee and internally displaced persons camps, gender, cash disbursement etc).
If you are interested in being considered for one of this opportunity, we would appreciate it if you will please send us a general version of your CV highlighting your professional experience coupled with your availability and rates.

Please send your cv to or contact me for more information.

Latest Jobs from Merlin UK- Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator – Merlin UK
Deadline:        19 October 2011
Location:        Somalia
Organisation: Merlin - UK
Salary:            $40.000 - $50.000 (per annum)
Context and Background
Merlin has been working in Somalia since 2003 in partnership with Ministries of Health, other agencies, and local authorities. Merlin is currently implementing primary health care and nutrition projects in Somaliland (Awdal Region), HIV-TB and PHC/nutrition projects in all regions of Puntland, and PHC/nutrition projects in Galgaduud Region of South Central Somalia. Merlin’s response in Galgaduud has expanded dramatically in response to the humanitarian crisis in South Central, with support now to 17 health facilities and 35 outreach sites, scaled up from six facilities and 15 outreach sites just a month ago.
Main purpose of the role
The Project Coordinator with be responsible for the technical management and coordination of the South Central Somalia programme,. The position manages Merlin activities with a specific focus on overseeing project implementation, reporting, financial monitoring, logistics and supervising the administrative functions of relevant departments, specifically logistics, finance, and HR.

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2011 call for consultants- DFID consultancy opportunities in Conflict and Governance needed

Would you like to join a database of DFID consultants specialized in Conflict and Governance 

GRM is a leading professional services company specialising in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and governments. We have over 43 years of development experience, managing in excess of 700 projects in more than 120 countries for private, government, bilateral and multilateral clients.

GRM is looking for Senior Consultants (10 years experience) with expertise in at least one of these areas
• Elections
• Gender/Social Equality
• Mine Clearance
• Refugees/Internally Displaced Individuals
• Public Financial Management

There can be short term (from 2 weeks to 6 months) or long term assignment in at most 27 countries : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If you are interested in being considered for DFID opportunities, we would appreciate it if you will please send us a general version of your CV highlighting your professional experience coupled with your availability

Please send your cv to

2012 Short term scholarships for African nationals from the Australian Government

350 scholarship slots open in 2012 for African nationals to pursue short courses in Australia

In addition to the long term awards for Masters and agricultural PhDs, the Australian Government offers two types of short term Australia Award opportunities available for  African nationals.

Firstly, Australia has developed a range of Short Courses. These are available in the only following fields :
  • Agriculture
  • International Diplomacy
  • Mining
  • Organisational Development
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy Reform and Teacher Skills Upgrades
  • Trade Policy, Analysis and Negotiation

Up to 350 places will be available to experienced employees from African public, private and civil society organisations in 2012. Applications from Africans wishing to undertake a short course in the available fields will open in October 2011 and close mid December 2011. The application form and further information will be available through this website later in the year.

Click here for further details about the 2012 scholarships

2011 NGO job oportunities- Programme Manager Position in Kenya

Organization:             One Acre Fund
Position:                      Programme Manager
Location:                    Western Kenya
Background -One Acre Fund
Most of the world’s poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Programme Manager Job Description
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 4-6 years work experience for our program manager role, and demonstrated interest and experience in international development (i.e. 1 year+ living in a developing nation). They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience in Africa. As a young organization, we are ready to hand over large responsibility for specific, well-defined work modules, with similar structure to an operations consulting role.
Projects will be focused on improvements to One Acre Fund's program model - as opposed to day-to-day operations, which are operated by our country staff. The typical program manager leads several major projects, and several smaller ones - typically projects with higher degree of difficulty.

We are looking for somebody truly extraordinary for the program manager role. This is an extremely competitive posting for a business/ management-style position. Fewer than 5% make of applicants make it to a phone screen. Therefore, please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in international development, requiring at least one year of living in a developing nation.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years, minimum. This is a permanent, career-track role with no anticipated return to your home country.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume)
  •  Strong work experiences. Examples include professional work experience, or some kind of successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, peace corps)
  •   Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • No ego or drama. We are all stable people who are fun to be around. We are looking for others that combine strong leadership skills with a humble approach to service
  • Nice to have: Kiswahili a plus; Kinyrwandan or French required for Rwanda. English required.
 Preferred Start Date: Flexible
 Compensation: Starts very modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, eventually paying a real and livable salary for a long-term placement in developing nations.
 Benefits: Health cover, immunizations, flight, room and board. Two annual home flights provided.
 Career development: Quarterly management consulting-style career reviews, and significant investment in career development. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
Attach and email cover letter and resume to (Subject line: Program Manager Search + name of the site that referred you)

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10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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