DAI Somalia Stability Fund Finance Manager, Book Keeper, Logistics Manager, Security Manager, IT Specialist and HR Coordinator Jobs vacancy in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Somalia Stability Fund
Call for Candidates – Operations
DAI is an employee-owned global development company.
For over 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries.
Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
DFID Somalia’s Governance and Peace-building Strategy aims to promote conflict reduction, increased stability and growth in Somalia.
As part of this strategy, the Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) is a three year joint-donor funded programme, with pooled funds from the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.
SSF will contribute towards a better-governed and more stable Somalia with a flexible response to community level needs, expanding areas of stability to allow entry for sectoral service delivery support.
To provide the conditions necessary to achieve the Outcome of a greater number of areas of stability [in Somalia] programme expects to achieve the following deliverables:
Development projects led and implemented by communities to meet their immediate needs (Output 1);
Greater number of communities are safe and more secure(Output 2);
Legitimate and representative local administrations established (Output 3); and
Greater number of inclusive local & regional peace agreements contributing to zonal and national peace (Output 4).
We are seeking qualified candidates for the following roles (Please ensure that when specify which role you are applying for in your application):
  • Finance Manager
  • Book Keeper/Finance Administrator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Security Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • HR Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant
Please ensure that when applying you specify which role you are applying for
All positions require the following qualities:
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
Finance Manager
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Oversee fund financials
  • Salary and remittance payments to in-country staff
  • Disbursement and financial reporting of
Experience required:
  • Minimum 5 years experience of financial management on complex development programmes, operating in multiple currencies.
  • Qualified accountant.
Book Keeper / Finance Administrator
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Cash Management
  • Salary calculation and disbursal
  • Approving and distributing travel advances
  • Financial reporting in line with donor and project requirements
Experience required:
  • Previous relevant experience on donor funded programmes
Logisitics Manager
Indicative responsibilities:
  •  Support in operational set-up of Nairobi Office Base
  • Provide support to all staff members (LT and ST) teams on field trips ensuring field level arrangements are made to include flight reservations, accommodation and communications.
  • Coordinate and arrange flights and overland transport for all staff
  • Support the Procurement team with logistical support for delivery of goods and services to grantees.
  • Mentor, train and develop the skills of the field teams, as appropriate.
  • Extensive travel throughout Somalia is mandatory
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
  • University degree in Business Administration or appropriate field
  • Five year’s experience working in a complex and challenging field environment, including experience working with security agencies and clearance requirements.
  • Experience in logistics and coordination with travel agencies, hotels, event venues and organizers, visa services and customs clearing agents.
  • Demonstrated expertise working within the Somali context.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
Security Manager
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Implement and maintain DAI’s security strategy, policies, plans and procedures
  • Conduct Security Risk assessments of travel routes, project offices and residences / hotels
  • Forecast risk events and pre-emptive mitigations
  • Implement a travel management and risk monitor plan
  • Gather security information and establish an international and local network for information
  • Provide management training on security awareness and crisis management and instil a culture of security among project staff
  • Provide security briefings to the Team ’s and all project staff
  • Provide DAI staff-orientation briefings for all incoming staff and / or periodic/situational briefings when requested.
Experience required:
  • Knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in security management in a high risk environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of a security manager in the context of development work
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work with international staff
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Previous experience working with an international development organisation, international assistance organisation, or international NGO
  • Educated either in security risk management practitioner level or related degree
  • Demonstrated expertise working within the Somali context.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
IT Specialist
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for maintenance and administration of office’s IT equipment
  • programme IT systems and networks
  • Troubleshooting issues for staff and programme
  • Providing user support to corporate and project staff;
  • IT training to programme staff , where necessary
Experience required:
  • PC and Server support experience;
  • Knowledge of Windows Server & Windows Client operating systems;
  • Knowledge of Windows network services: AD, DNS, DHCP, Print and file sharing;
  • Experience or basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN;
  • Knowledge of backup and restore services;
  • Physical and logical LAN and WAN infrastructure principles;
  • Communication equipment and VPN services.
  • Good knowledge of English language (written and spoken);
  • Team player and good communication skills;
  • Proactive in solving issues.
HR Co-ordinator / Administrative Assistant
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Oversee all the office Administration duties as needed.
  • Supervise the Office cleaner, Cook and the Security Guards.
  • Assist with all Human Resource management and manage a copy of all HR files
  • Designs and maintains program operations filing system.
  • Assists with the identification of and negotiation with local vendors and other procurement related tasks as needed.
  • Books and confirms all air tickets, hotel reservations and other travel arrangements
  • Arranges and schedules meetings for program staff
Experience required:
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.
  • IT competency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English and Somali (preferred)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position with strong references
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Somalia
Estimated Project Start Date: May 2013
Duration: 29 to 41 months
Application Deadline: 28th February 2013
How to apply:
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