NGO Jobs in Kenya – Self Help Africa 2019
Job Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – Self Help Africa 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Self Help Africa Is an international
NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural

We have 50 years of experience
working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and
agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve
diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and
resilient to external shocks.
SHA has been working In Kenya since
2005 implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihood security

Self Help Africa Kenya seeks to
recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of:

Job Title: Office
Department: Finance & Administration
Reports to: Administration & Logistics Officer
Benefits: 21 days annual leave, Medical Insurance, 25% leave
allowance and 10% Employer pension contribution
Annual Gross salary: Ksh. 480,000
Expected Travel: Minimum travel will be required
Job Purpose: The job holder will be responsible and accountable for managing
all administrative and finance related activities of the Kisumu office.
Organize for meetings in the office
and those at conference facilities
Take minutes in working group
Ensure the security of the office by
being in charge of opening and closing of the office
Sourcing of quotations for Hotels,
office items and other work related issues, as may be directed from time to
Ensure that service rendered as
appropriate and report on their status
Ensure that the office cleaning is
done appropriately and on time
Ensure that the Monday staff
refreshments are made available
Ensure that staff airtime is
distributed on time to the respective staff
Maintain the office petty cash and
account to Head office when it is utilised
Manage the use of office stationery
Maintain the records of all office
assets and inventory/supplies, and ensure that they are adequately secured and
allocated as directed by the Office Manager.
Conduct a quarterly physical fixed
assets verification on all assets held in the Kisumu office and prepare a
report that should be submitted to the Office Manager
Assist the finance team with partner
financial monitoring, when called upon to do so
Ensure that the payments to the
various service providers are done on time; such as Internet, Utilities,
Security, Newspapers, Rentokil and Rent
In liaison with the Administration
& Logistics Officer, coordinate logistics for staff visiting the project(s)
Ensure secure and appropriate parking
is secured for office vehicles
Any other duties as periodically
assigned by the line manager.
HR & Admin Manager
Project Accountant(s) and Finance
Head of Finance and Administration
Programme Staff
Partner organisations
Qualifications and Experience:
Certificate or Diploma in Business
Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and
1 year proven experience in office
management with an INGO
Basic knowledge of financial
processes / bookkeeping an added advantage
Self Help Africa is committed to
equal employment opportunities
This Job Description only serves as a
guide for the position and SHA reserves the right to make necessary changes.
Job Title: Humanitarian Manager
Department: Programmes
Location: Dublin
or Nairobi or London
Contract Type: Three-year
fixed term
Salary: Commensurate
with experience
Reports to: Programmes
Job Purpose: Grow
the humanitarian function in what has been a development focused organisation.
Increase SHA’s profile as a humanitarian actor, grow humanitarian funding and
support the country offices to develop humanitarian expertise.
Humanitarian Manager is responsible for all aspects of Self Help Africa’s
humanitarian work.
responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing a
three-year humanitarian plan

Generating humanitarian income
Mapping of humanitarian space and
identifying potential partners for collaboration
Assess capacity gaps in humanitarian
response at head office and county office (CO) level and working to develop
skills in relevant areas such as cash programming, the development of refugee
livelihoods, etc.
Working with the Compliance and
Finance Manager to ensure the appropriate policies and procedures, including to
safeguarding, are in place, complied with and regularly reviewed against best
Working with SHA’s technical team of
advisors in agriculture, nutrition, gender and inclusion, M&E and
enterprise to develop appropriate programme methodologies for humanitarian
Advising SHA’s Management Team (MT)
on trends, pending crises, humanitarian standards, and sectoral
coherence/opportunities with SHA’s current work
supporting finance in programming and annual budget process
advising the MT and country on security and ensuring that humanitarian and
other related staff are adequately trained on security
supporting the MT and COs on managing risks associated with humanitarian work,
updating the Humanitarian Risk Register and integrating it into SHA’s Risk
Networking with humanitarian donors
particularly Irish Aid, as well as key INGOs, etc.
Represent SHA in the Irish Emergency
Alliance (IEA) and in Dóchas Humanitarian Working Group
Taking the lead in the organisation
for emergency response
prompt responses to chronic or sudden onset humanitarian emergencies
Developing processes and procedures
for emergency response Overseeing prompt responses to chronic or sudden onset
humanitarian emergencies in country programmes
Supporting needs assessments and
response planning
Building SHA’s capacity to implement
crisis response with partners
Ensuring emergency response planning
and implementation is in line with SHA’s standards, including donor compliance
and accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders
Ensuring that SHA meets with global
standards such as Sphere
Developing as necessary SHA’s own
humanitarian standards
development & capacity building
Providing technical guidance on
humanitarian programme approaches, undertaking as required research and
development of internal policy and guidelines
Set up internal Humanitarian Working
Group to discuss new developments, share best practice, etc.
Build capacity and train staff to
enable first phase response
Internal – MT, Programmes team,
technical team, country programmes
External – donors, humanitarian networks,
partner INGOs
Qualifications,Knowledge and Experience:
Five year’s overseas experience in
implementing humanitarian programmes, with at least three years of senior
management experience
Notable experience of deployment in
response to rapid and slow onset emergencies, including in a programme lead
Experience supporting strategic
programme development including successful proposal development for
humanitarian donors
Experience in developing security
protocols and in contingency planning
Strong evidence of good interpersonal
and communication skills
Budgetary and financial management
Highly flexible and organised, able
to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an
ad hoc basis
Ability to work both on own
initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering
to deadlines
Strong theoretical understanding of
the localisation agenda and experience of engaging and working with local
partners, ideally including the development of partnership strategies for
emergency response
Experience of engaging with cluster
coordination systems and key international humanitarian networks
Experience working with stakeholder
feedback and complaints and response mechanisms
and spoken French would be an advantage
submit a completed Application Form,
C.V and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role to by 5pm (IST) on Monday 13 May 2019.
it clear which position you are applying for by writing the position in the
subject line of your e-mail [+ Your name]”. Please note incomplete applications
will not be considered for shortlisting.
candidates offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self
Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their
contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the
provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require Police/DBS/Garda

Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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