Thursday, 4 September 2014


The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered 
in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania. Our members are key stakeholders 
and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors 
drawn from within and outside the East Africa States. Our core mandate is to develop and 
promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains 
so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade. 

Reporting to the Country Program Managers in Uganda and Tanzania, the successful 
candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others: 

  • Keeping the reception area clean and tidy at all times 
  • Delivering excellent customer service. 
  • Dealing with all enquiries in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail. 
  • Receiving incoming calls and making outgoing calls. 
  • Receiving incoming mail and dispatching outgoing mail. 
  • Maintaining a mailing list/directory for regular circulars and communication 
  • Maintaining and updating the suppliers and service provider’s database. 
  • Receiving visitors and directing visitors to relevant offices after clearance. 
  • Maintaining an updated filing system. 
  • Providing support in secretarial duties e.g. typing. 
  • Providing support in the procurement of services. 
  • Providing support in organization activities e.g. business fair, summit, conferences, field events.
  • Organizing travel logistics for staff e.g. booking tickets and hotel accommodation 
  • Reporting any maintenance issues immediately including all furniture, fittings and equipment in the office. 

Qualification, Skills and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Computer literate. 
  • Team player. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • High integrity. 
  • Highly organized. 
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments. 

If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your 
application demonstrating how your qualifications and experience matches our 
requirements. It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid 
email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day 
time telephone number to: copied to by 12th September 2014.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Vital Voices - Africa Team Internship

Africa Team Internship


The Africa Intern(s) will work closely with the Africa team to develop various program areas. The Africa Intern will work closely with management staff on the VV GROW Fellowship and Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness programs.

Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Washington, DC

Organization: Vital Voices

We are currently accepting applications for our Africa Program Fall Internship. Vital Voices Global Partnership believes in the transformative value of women’s participation in society. Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Through leadership development and training programs around the world, Vital Voices works to expand women’s role in generating economic opportunities, increasing political participation, and protecting human rights. Our Global Leadership Network of women in 85 countries represents the vital voices of our time.

The Vital Voices’ Africa Program is looking for talented interns for August/September to December 2014. Positions are in Washington D.C. and are unpaid. The internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week commitment. Start date and end dates are flexible; with preference given to interns who can begin mid to end August. 

Internship description:

The Africa interns will have the opportunity to learn about program development, current, pressing global women’s issues, and trends in regional and international women’s advocacy. Interns are an integral part of the team, and Africa staff members will work collaboratively with interns to develop their professional skills and knowledge. 


  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in women’s rights and specific knowledge of Africa required
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Computer literacy, especially with MS Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Social media management experience a plus
  • Qualitative and quantitative research experience a plus
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience a plus
  • French, Portuguese or African native language proficiency a plus

Application instructions:
To apply: Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample (preferably no more than 5 pages), and two references with contact information to Position open until filled.

Use "Africa Internship – (Name)" as the subject of your e-mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls please.

USTADI Foundation - Internships

USTADI Foundation  is a registered independent organization under the Kenyan law. It is part of a global network of local capacity development facility initiative.

USTADI Foundation invites applications for the position of Finance Intern. This position is for 3 (three) months. The starting date is the beginning of September 2014. Find attached the Job Description for your perusal.

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to:

EMAIL:  Cc;  indicate the position on the subject line of the email.

Saturday, 12 July 2014


Graduate Trainee Program

Are you youthful, passionate, unique and ambitious? Then you are just the right person we are looking for! Be part of the amazing story with Ecobank Kenya as it continues to grow and prosper.
As we set the pace in 2014- we have launched an exciting talent search under a Graduate Trainee and Management program across East Africa. The journey starts in Kenya – the EAC hub.

The position is African but world class, its Kenyan but multicultural and cross border, it’s real, it’s Pan- African and it’s your Future- If you relish the challenge of working in a highly dynamic, career enhancing environment, then go on and apply! Ecobank- your first Career Path. The future is Pan African and Ecobank is your first career path. 

Apply through website:


Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 6 to 18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for professionals from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. To become an Atlas Corps Fellow, please click on the appropriate "apply button" below.

Apply through website:

Sunday, 13 April 2014

FAO- Nutrition Intern

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
Vacancy Announcement No      : FAO/19/2014 

Issued on                                      : 09th April 2014 

Deadline for Application    : 23rd April 2014 

Position Title                                : Intern- Nutrition 

Grade Level                                  : N/A 

contract type                                : PSA 

Duty Station                                 : Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Garowe 

Organizational Unit                     : FAO-Somalia 

Duration                                        : 2 Months 

Eligible Candidates                      : Somali Nationals 

Anticipated start date                 : Immediately 

Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager Nutirion/ CTA, to provide programme support in the formulation, monitoring and reporting of the field programme at country office level. In particular to:

The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) consist of two major components. i) The Food Security component which provides up to date quality food security information and ii) The Nutrition component which focuses on the generation of good quality timely and appropriate nutrition information. In addition the unit conducts applied research to explore and report on the underlying causes to malnutrition and food insecurity in Somalia. Both food security and nutrition information are analysed in the relevant context and provided to decision-makers within the humanitarian community in Somalia for use in the design of both short and longer term food security, nutrition and livelihood related interventions. FSNAU places strong emphasis on partnerships with local authorities and international and local humanitarian organisations for the specific development of capacity in Somalia and the region. This includes the provision of capacity building in Nutrition Assessment in Emergencies to Graduate Students in the region. As a component of this capacity building, FSNAU recognizes the importance of practical hands on experience in humanitarian agencies by Nutrition students. Therefore FSNAU is providing an opportunity for one student at Graduate or Diploma level in Nutrition for an internship at the FAO offices in Hargeisa, Garowe and Mogadishu.

This internship is scheduled for a period of two months, with the primary aim to use this period to impart technical knowledge on nutrition surveillance through on the job training. The intern will be under overall supervision of Nutrition Technical Manager, and direct supervision of zonal Nutrition focal point and work in close consultation with the Nutrition Focal Point. The intern will focus on the following tasks:

The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
  1. Participate in the regular FSNAU nutrition and food security assessments.
  2. In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point for respective zones and with support from the Nutrition Analyst in charge of the zone and Nutrition Data Analyst assist in ensuring the Health Information System data and feeding facility data at the MoH Nutrition section is received, updated and run basic analysis of this information.
  3. Assist in cleaning and entry of nutrition assessments data, under the supervision of the relevant Nutrition focal point/ Analysts.
  4. Participate in the seasonal analysis and dissemination workshops and meetings.
  5. Attend Nutrition cluster meetings in the duty area and other relevant food security, nutrition and health related meetings.
  6. Under the supervision of the zonal Nutrition focal point, assist in the planning and preparation of nutrition surveys.
  7. In detail read the nutrition technical reports, updates and other relevant documents published from Gu season last year to date and ensure consistency in reporting of rates, confidence intervals, tables and information in text.
  8. In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point assist in drafting, editing and finalizing articles for the nutrition updates/technical series.
  9. Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
  • Applicants MUST be Somali nationals, have completed at least diploma level education or graduate students pursuing studies in Nutrition or health.
  • Should be computer literate
  • Previous work experience not mandatory
  • Strong critical thinking and writing ability
  • Strong English writing and editing skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches
  • Strong skills in basic computer packages – Knowledge in EPI Info, ENA or EPI6 an added advantage
  • Sensitivity to the social and cultural environment of Somalia
Deliverables/Expected Outputs
  1. By the end of the internship, the student should have gained considerable technical knowledge and understanding on nutrition surveillance and situational analysis. 
  2. All assignments given during the internship period should be completed as required.
  3. The intern is expected to submit a detailed report on their experiences and activities covered during the period.
Allowances and Remuneration
This position does not have a salary; however the intern will be paid a small stipend to cater for transport costs.

To apply:
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No.FAO/19/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available
Please do not attach education certificates at this stage. E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.