Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AVU Marketing and Communication Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Marketing and Communication Officer

Terms of Reference 

1.0. Introduction 

The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eighteen (18) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania Mozambique, and Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments. 

The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts: 

(a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and 

(b) Not-for-profit development services. 

The, Not-for-profit development services, aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities: updating and developing content; Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; Research and Development; and Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking. 

Some of the Not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries. 

The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries.

The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 22 African countries. 

The project has the following activities: 

(1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centers and/or upgrading of existing AVU Learning Centers as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions; 

(2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution; 

(3) Gender Mainstreaming 

(4) Research and Development; 

(5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and 

(6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity. 

The AVU Multinational project II will be implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and eight (9) Anglophone African Countries: Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania. 

To successfully implement these project activities the AVU wishes to engage a Business Development Manager whose primary responsibility will be to efficiently and effectively manage all the projects and business Services. 

2.0. Scope of Work
The Marketing and Communication officer will report to the Business Development Manager and will be responsible for the following activities:
  • To review the AVU Marketing and Communication Plan
  • Managing the implementation of advertising, marketing and PR activities;
  • Managing the distribution of reports, press releases and announcements produced by the organization;
  • Organizing special events, such as press conferences, exhibitions and launch ceremonies
  • Initiating and planning PR Campaigns;
  • Developing and edit press releases, in houses newsletters, speeches, articles, etc.
  • Ensure that the implementation of projects and services is well coordinated with other units such as Academic Programs, Information Technology, Finance and Administration, the AVU Multinational II project coordinating unit, as well as the AVU office in Dakar Senegal
  • Providing regular reports to Management;
  • Working with AVU staff members in reviewing, updating, and producing marketing brochures, handouts, direct mails leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs
  • Constantly updating the information on the AVU Websites;
  • Ensuring that the content of the AVU website is up to date, attractive, informative, user-friendly and easily accessible
  • Community management on the AVU social medias’ account
  • Liaising with electronic and print media agencies in promoting the AVU (local and international newspapers, magazines, radio and television);
  • Answering queries from individuals, journalists and other organizations; and
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
3.0. Expected Deliverables
  • Implementation of marketing and communication well-coordinated with other AVU units
  • Regular reports provided
  • Communication and Marketing strategy reviewed
  • Distribution of reports, press releases and announcements
  • PR campaigns initiated
  • Press releases, reports, newsletters and marketing material produced
  • AVU Website constantly updated
  • Increase of AVU presence and visibility on social media
  • Conferences and events updated
  • Special events, press conferences and exhibitions organized throughout the project implementation especially during: the project’s launch; workshops; site visits; e-Learning Centre launches and completion of project activities.
4.0. Qualifications
  • University degree in communications, marketing or a related field
  • A master Degree in communications, marketing or related field is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years proven record of communications, marketing experience
  • Proven track record producing, implementing and tracking the results of communications/marketing strategies
  • Track record of successfully launching media campaigns across Africa (and internationally would be an asset as would strong working relationships with media across Africa)
  • Experience producing and implementing communications/marketing strategies
  • Experience using new media technologies in communications/marketing campaigns
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to produce background papers, news release, feature stories, reports and briefing notes
  • Experience in event management and coordination specifically the ability to successfully coordinate events
  • Web experience specifically the ability to update content
  • Knowledge of AVU corporate strategy is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Open, distance and eLearning is an asset
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in higher education in Africa is an added advantage
  • Proven record of working in an multicultural international organization
  • Strong writing and communications skills in English. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is and added advantage
5.0. Modalities of Work: The officer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week.  

6.0 Duration: 24 months
7.0 Reporting: The officer will work under the supervision of the Business Development Manager or such other person as the client may designate from time to time in writing.
8.0 Payment: The salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience of the successful candidate

How to Apply

Application must include an application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references. 

Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have Marketing and Communication Officer as the email subject 

All inquiries should be sent to avuhr@avu.org 

The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a suitable candidate is found.

Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate will be appointed for 2 years (renewable)

Reelforge PHP Developer Job in Kenya

We are looking for a PHP Developer who is dedicated to his/her craft, writes code that he/she is proud of and can hit the ground running. 

We need you to write beautiful, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways.

You will be a part of a creative team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing software development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching.

  • Development of key web-based system projects as assigned and tasked.
  • Documentation of Reelforge Systems to produce manuals such as, user, system and other technical as may be required.
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle of Reelforge systems.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Expert PHP programming skills is a must
  • Extensive experience with web technologies – including PHP, HTML5, CSS, AJAX, JSON, and JavaScript
  1. PHP programming skills using frameworks such as yii, code igniter, Symphony
  2. Evidence of previous work done is a must
  3. Knowledge developing Web Services, JAXB, WSDL, SOAP – XML
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a programming environment
  • MariaDB/Mysql Database management skills.
  • Web server administration on a Linux/UNIX environment
  • Software systems documentation skills.
  • Java programming not a must but would be a plus
  • Passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or any such related technical course.
Other / Soft Skills
  • Ability to diagnose and solve a problem methodically
  • Critical thinking and customer service
  • Team development
  • Attention to quality, personal ownership of work outputs
For further details visit:  working at reelforge at www.reelforge.com to apply.

Gender Development Coordinator Job in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya - Shining Hope for Communities

Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. 

We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. 

The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. 

The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber cafĂ©, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. 

We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. 

By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefiting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.
Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:-
Position: Gender Development Coordinator
Location: Kibera
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the provision of quality case management including direct counseling to GBV survivors.
  • Manage 4-5 Gender Caseworkers and ensure the quality of their work.
  • Oversee the training and professional development of caseworkers to respond to cases of GBV throughout Kibera and ensure effective referral for survivors of GBV.
  • Oversee the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities in the Gender Department.
  • Utilize monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services are provided and utilized.
  • Provide the technical guidance and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities, including support groups.
  • Work with community stakeholders and partners to increase the number of clients served and the ensure a quality referrals for services we do not provide.
Candidate Requirements
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner. 
  • Previous management experience strongly preferred with excellent Case management background
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Social Science degree in counseling and/or psychology.
  • Minimum 3 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries. 

Applications without this information will not be considered. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications should reach us no later than 6th May 2014. 

Candidates who applied before need not to reapply.

Drivers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

A hospital in Nairobi seeks to recruit 2 drivers to assist in their day to day emergencies and operations.
Minimum Qualifications:-
  1. Clean Driving Licence
  2. Certificate of Good Conduct
  3. ‘O’  level Certificate
  4. At least 3 years experience
  5. Certified as an emergency Medical Technician
If qualified, kindly send CV and application letter to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Hospital driver’ on h subject line by 15th May, 2014.

Do not attach your certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.