NGO Jobs in Kenya - Nuru International

Position: Public Relations Officer 
 
Employer: Nuru Kenya
 
Location: Isibania, Kenya
 
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
 
Number of positions: 1

About the Organization: Nuru Kenya is a non-governmental organization currently working in Migori County, Kenya.

Nuru Kenya’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas of Kenya.  

To this end, Nuru implements a holistic development model working with programs in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, and Education. 

See http//www.nuruinternational.org for further information about the organization. 

Nuru Kenya’s vision is to have an empowered community where people have the requisite knowledge, information and resources to be able to make meaningful choices about their lives. 

We believe serving our communities is a privilege rather than an entitlement. 

Nuru staff are passionate about the organization’s mission and management endeavors to provide an enabling environment for staff to serve the intervention communities in the most efficient and effective way. 

Working at Nuru makes one feel fulfilled after experiencing a poor farmer change his or her life for the better, the urge to make or influence such a difference sparks our emotional commitment to the organization’s mission.

About the Job: We are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and passionate candidate to fill the position of Public Relations Officer.  

Reporting to the Country Director, the PRO will develop and manage the PR strategy of Nuru Kenya to the extent that the mission and vision of the organization are understood and practiced throughout the communities where Nuru works; by the media and other potential strategic partners. 

This will in turn promote good will and public image of the organization.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Plan, develop and manage the Public Relations strategy of Nuru Kenya
  • Manage media relations by providing information on the activities and successes of the organization to the press and writers; Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted medias; Liaise with and answer enquiries from media, individuals and other organizations through visits, telephone or email and Undertake public campaign about Nuru’s contribution to the public
  • Create blogs on Nuru Kenya’s events and forward them to Nuru International for posting accordingly and on a timely basis; you will also be responsible for editing blogs created by program and departmental staff before they are posted
  • Write and edit other in-house informational materials, e.g. articles, newsletters, magazines, case studies, annual reports, etc. You will also oversee the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mails, leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, multi -media programs, films, etc. such that they are able to provide the required information on NK
  • Liaise with NI Communications Director in order to manage and update information on the organization’s website; this will also include strategically managing and engaging users on Social Media on NK information
  • Source and manage speaking and partnership opportunities on behalf of NK Country Director. You will also be responsible for organizing and managing high level events, e.g. donor visits, partnership visits, press conference, exhibitions, press tours, etc.
  • Manage the PR aspects of a potential crisis situation as shall be directed by your supervisor
  • Perform other roles as shall be directed by your supervisor from time to time.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or related course from a University recognized in Kenya
  • A minimum of four years’ professional experience in a similar or related role
  • Experience in initiating and or implementing marketing programs for an NGO will be an added advantage
  • Good command of spoken and written English language
  • A very exceptional persona with networking capabilities
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas of Kenya.
Working Conditions: Work will be performed in the office, and sometimes in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

Continuous Development Plans: The organization has a Leadership department responsible for developing and delivering curriculums aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills level of staff to better their performance.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their application; motivation letter, academic certificates and or testimonials and a resume supported by at least three known references, kindly quote your current and expected salary. 

Include your phone number, and email it to profficer@nuru.co.ke by the 10th of June, 2016 at 5pm EAT. 

Email applications will be preferred. Indicate the job title as the Heading/subject of your application. 



Position: Financial Inclusion Program Coordinator 
 
Employer: Nuru Kenya
 
Location: Isibania, Kenya
 
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
 
Number of positions: 1

About the Organization: Nuru Kenya is a non-governmental organization currently working in Migori County, Kenya. Nuru Kenya’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas of Kenya.


To this end, Nuru implements a holistic development model working with programs in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, and Education. 

See http//www.nuruinternational.org for further information about the organization.

Nuru Kenya is looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Financial Program Coordinator in the FI program. 

The person will perform key roles in the organization and will be responsible for initiating, managing and linking groups to already established MFIs/Banks. 

The person will directly report to the Impact Programs Manager Nuru Kenya.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Conduct awareness creation and mobilization meetings to ensure that farmers continually save, attend meetings and are able to operarate as per laid down group procedures
  • Revise the FI annual plan and assign quarterly targets of loans, savings, membership recruitment, members’ retention and community trainings to Filed Managers
  • Assess and select viable groups using the laid down criteria in the group constitution.
  • Facilitate the transition of Nuru FI groups into KCB’s (Kenya Commercial Bank) Chama Solution Groups
  • Ensure loan applications are done correctly and as per laid down procedures.
  • Ensure loan appraisal and approval are done following set criteria and conditions as spelt out in the constitution.
  • Follow up with KCB to ensure that member requests are acted upon in a timely manner
  • Ensure loan repayments are done timely and banked in Chama Solution Accounts on timely basis.
  • Ensure proper record keeping on loans, savings and meetings.
  • Prepare with accuracy all required weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual FI Program reports. Including but limited to activity reports, performance reports, financial reports, etc.
  • Conduct training needs assessment of existing clients and liaise with KCB Chama Solution representative to fill such training gaps.
  • Manage community response to program services, maintaining program integrity and always sticking to program goals and mission.
  • Prudently manage the FI Program budget.
  • Manage all FI staff to their function and hold them accountable for the performance of their assigned activities.
  • Troubleshoot programmatic issues within the FI Program in an accurate and professional manner
  • Manage edits and implementation of the FI Program Financial Training Curriculum
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance, Microfinance, Business Administration or other related Social Sciences
  • Over five (five) years working experience in a similar or related role
  • Experience initiating and transitioning groups into established MFIs for sustainability will be an added advantage
  • Candidates with accounting qualifications will have an added advantage
  • Good communication skills
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili language
  • Self- motivated; with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Possess knowledge and skills in project management, training, and cooperative management
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field setting with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to form successful working relationships with other staff and a good team player
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas of Kenya
Working Conditions: Work will be performed in the office, and sometimes in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

Nuru Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates. 

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their application; resume and cover letter supported by at least three known references. 

Candidates to also attach a valid Certificate of Good Conduct, kindly quote your current and expected salary. Include your phone number, and email it to fipcoordinator@nuru.co.ke by the 8th of June, 2016 at 5pm EAT. 

Email applications will be preferred. 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. 

Indicate the job title as the Heading/subject of your application. 

Note: Due to the huge volumes of applications that we receive, we will only contact shortlisted candidates

Those that were called for interviews at Nuru Kenya offices are not required to re-apply

We do not charge any fee at any stage in our hiring process

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