Main purpose of job:
The Furnishings Assistant will be responsible for the safe delivery, collection and moving of furniture and accessories within the office and the large residential Estate. The individual will support the Furnishings Team Driver when work demands require extra support in the movement of goods around the estate via van and canter. They will be responsible for the cleaning of properties before a new tenant moves in and general upkeep and cleaning of the furnishings stores.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
- Delivering of furniture and stationery around the British High Commission office, including setting up of meeting rooms as per enquiry (internal request system) details.
- Periodic driving of furniture canter and/or minibus with goods to BHC properties around Nairobi; taking care to ensure no damage is caused to the goods in transit.
- Delivering, moving, arranging and cleaning of furniture for official residential properties. Ensuring that care is taken while moving furniture and white goods. At all times recording/bar coding items as and when they leave/return. Including recording delivery/removal notes at all times.
- Deep cleaning and furnishing properties as per Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office guidance taking care of all H&S procedures.
- Preparation, delivery and collection of domestic float for both office and residences.
- Routine maintenance of the furnishings stores and surrounding areas ensuring they are orderly, clean and free from hazards.
- Working as part of a team in preparing properties for occupation.
- Reporting back to the furnishings supervisor any issues or items damaged missing from properties
- Assisting other teams in the Mission with any heavy lifting, moves on an as need basis
- Deputising for the Furnishings Team Leader on a rotational basis with other Furnishing Assistants during periods of absence.
- Assist on the furnishings duties as requested
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
- KCSE Certificate
- Good team player skills
- Attention to detail and initiative, as well as good customer service skills
- Proficient written and spoken English
- Heavy lifting capability (up to 45Kg)
- Certificate of good conduct of less than 3 months
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
- Prior experience working in a warehouse or store room
- Valid BCE Driving Licence with 3 years’ experience driving a canter
- Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
Application deadline: 12 March 2023
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Main purpose of job:
The successful candidate will work within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Counter Terrorism team. They will be responsible for effective management of the FCDO’s Counter Terrorism programmes in Kenya, with line management responsibility for two support officers. This role provides an opportunity to support a high profile UK foreign policy priority by helping to tackle terrorism in line with international human rights standards.
The successful candidate will be proactive and able to use their programme management skills to ensure effective implementation of a number of Counter Terrorism programmes. They will ensure the programmes and workstreams complement each other, are approved by UK government and have buy-in with Government of Kenya stakeholders.
They will liaise with a wide range of colleagues across the Security and Justice sector within the British High Commission in Nairobi, UK Government Departments and the Kenyan security and justice sector to ensure programming remains relevant and, where necessary, adapt to emerging needs.
This is a critical role for the UK’s Counter Terrorism (CT) delivery in Kenya. It will suit someone who is able to work independently. The successful applicant will have an interest in security issues, be comfortable working closely with Subject Matter Experts and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Roles and responsibilities:
- Lead the CT Programme Support Team in the implementation of sustainable CT programming in close consultation with the Kenya CT Lead, Subject Matter Experts and UK departments.
- Monitor and intervene as necessary to ensure programming is delivering the expected results, supporting the UK’s strategic goals and, if necessary, adapted in a timely manner.
- Identify opportunities for new funding streams or where other international partners or organisations could provide synergy to existing CT programming to maximise impact and enhance value for money.
- Develop strong working relationships with Government of Kenya stakeholders at an operational level to ensure buy-in and maximise activity effectiveness.
- Lead and implement processes to ensure project documentation is in compliance with FCDO procedures, including risk management and Monitoring and Evaluation strategies. Manage commercial contractors and ensure the progamme team conduct commercial procurement processes in line with FCDO guidance.
- Monitor, manage and report on overall programme finances including ensuring accurate budgeting and forecasting, processing and receipting of invoices and good value for money overall.
- Build and maintain relationships with colleagues across the CT and Security and Justice sector within the mission.
- Lead on all programme reporting requirements, financial and programme progress, at quarterly and yearly intervals for the Programme Team in London and the Counter Terrorism Extremism Network.
- Line manage 1x A2 CT Programme Support Officer and 1x B3 CT Programme Manager, providing on-boarding support and day-to-day guidance.
- Active team member within the wider CT community taking on additional responsibilities as required (including policy support). Be an active member of the wider BHC, taking on wider corporate responsibilities.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
- Substantial project management/project cycle experience.
- Experience in managing international contracts/contractors.
- Ability to work productively with a diverse range stakeholders.
- Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams.
- Experience of budget management including forecasting and monitoring spend.
- Confidence and judgement to challenge and redesign programming as appropriate.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems.
- A flexible and proactive approach.
- Supervisory experience.
- Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
- Previous experience working in the CT / security / justice sectors
- Previous experience in project management in East Africa.
- Previous experience in managing training programmes
Application deadline: 20 March 2023