• Job Openings at Starehe Girls' Centre And School - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 9 March, 2018 Deadline: 16 March, 2018
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    Starehe Girls Centre is a National boarding school that offers secondary education to financially disadvantaged girls from all Counties of Kenya. The school was founded in January 2005 as a charitable institution. It emulates the spirit of the much renowned Starehe Boys’ Centre.

    Assistant Farm Manager

     

    Job Description

    Background

    eRoots is a strategic food security programme whose vision is to ensure there is enough food for everyone everywhere. The programme works with small community Development Groups and schools within our Sites and provides them with training to use simple but effective technologies to grow their own food and develop their livelihoods. eRoots Programme provides the structure, oversight and accountability required to ensure farmers move from dependency to self-sufficiency. Groups are self-governed, directed and maintained by farmers taking full ownership of their futures.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Mobilize, guide the community in developing their Action Plans
    • Monitor and evaluate eRoots project progress.
    • Offer extension services to Chalice Sponsored Families to ensure that they are producing enough food for their families and surplus for the markets
    • Maintain to standards Site and community demonstration plots
    • Work closely with schools to initiate and support agricultural clubs and demonstration plots for learning as well as supplement school feeding programme
    • Prepare and submit quarterly progress reports including harvest, financial and procurement reports 
    • Collaborate /Network with Government agencies, research institutions and other NGOs to influence policies and practices as well as improve learning.
    • Prepare project operating budgets and monitored the same to ensure the project is implemented within approved budget. 
    • Ensure that donor regulations are adhered to and that necessary administrative, financial and implementation controls are observed.
    • Plan and coordinate all eRoots project activities within the site.
    • Build the capacities of the Community Development Group (CDG)
    • Develop Site eRoots annual work plans, quarterly work schedule and community capacity building schedule. 
    • Participate in the sponsorship program as may be delegated or assigned by the Site Director.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Agriculture.
    • Good knowledge of current trends in agriculture (organic farming, value addition, green house farming, animal husbandry and improvement, agribusiness etc) 
    • Five years hands-on experience in food security development at community level.
    • Experience working with resource poor small scale farmers. 
    • Well developed community training skills and experience in use of participatory approaches. 
    • Good interpersonal skills and proficient in English and Kiswahili
    • Basic financial accounting and management skills are highly desirable.
    • Excellent report writing skills 
    • Good time management and organization skills
    • Computer literate

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    Laboratory Technician

     

    Job Description

    Background

    eRoots is a strategic food security programme whose vision is to ensure there is enough food for everyone everywhere. The programme works with small community Development Groups and schools within our Sites and provides them with training to use simple but effective technologies to grow their own food and develop their livelihoods. eRoots Programme provides the structure, oversight and accountability required to ensure farmers move from dependency to self-sufficiency. Groups are self-governed, directed and maintained by farmers taking full ownership of their futures. 

    Qualification

    • Diploma in science laboratory technology from a recognized institution
    • Age between 30-45
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • Previous experience in a school environment will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Send your Application Letter and CV with contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. One MUST be your immediate supervisor through email to:hr@starehegirlscentre.co.ke Indicatethe Title of position you are applying for asthe subject line of the Email.

    Hard copy applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED. Only those submitted through Email will be considered. The closing date for the applications is 16th March, 2018. Starehe Girls’ Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization.

     

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