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SusWatch Kenya Vacancies

Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network(SusWatch Kenya)Vacancies

The East African SusWatch (EA SusWatch) is a network of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD).

EA SusWatch Regional’s Secretariat is hosted by UCSD in Kampala, Uganda.

With support from Government of Sweden, the East African SusWatch Network is set to implement the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMP II) Civil Society Watch project - a three-year project.

The following jobs are available:

National Coordinator

Based in Kisumu

1 Post

The National Coordinator (NC) will be answerable to the National Steering / Executive Committee and will be responsible for supervising the Accounts Assistant (AA).

The major terms of reference for the NC include but not limited to:
  • Implementation of national activities as per the Project’s agreed work plans
  • Link the National level actors (including communities and citizen groups in the LVB) with the Regional Lead Agency and other actors
  • Preparation of Quarterly and Annual Reports to the Regional Secretariat and national Executive / Steering Committee & network members.
Competencies
  • A first degree in development related studies, sociology, political science, economics, environment, or related fields plus at least 5 years experience in an advocacy and lobby setting within the LVB.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and previous working experience in livelihood, poverty reduction or (sustainable) development - oriented advocacy work within the lake Victoria basin or East Africa being an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal &written) in English.
  • Project M&E (and other management) skills
Accounts Assistant

Based in Kisumu

1 Post

Working with the Regional Finance and Administration Officer and the National Coordinator on a day– to day basis, he/she will be responsible for the administrative functions of the NFP secretariat

The major terms of reference for the Accounts Assistant (AA) include:
  • Raising payment vouchers, making approved payments and ensuring that all expenses are adequately supported.
  • Provide bookkeeping and accounting services to the project.
  • Preparation of the national Chapter’s financial reports to be submitted to the Finance and Administration Manager at the EA SusWatch regional secretariat.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual accountability reports to the regional office
Competencies
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or any other related field
  • At least three years’ proven working experience in administration/ human resource - related work, preferably with a similar NGO setting
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks computerized accounting software and proficiency in other computer skills is an added advantage
How to apply

Send motivation letter explaining your interest in the stated position (including expected salary); CV not exceeding 5 pages; names of three 3 work related referees; and applicants daytime telephone contact to:

The Chairman – SusWatch Kenya
Email: suswatchkenya@gmail.com

Closing date is 5pm on February 3rd, 2012

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

EA SusWatch Network is an equal opportunity employer.
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