Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – MSEA

Internship

The Interns will assist County Enterprise Development Officers the implementation sub component 2 activities under KYEOP.
Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities for the Interns will include:
·          Coordinate implementation of KYEOP programmes in the County.
·          Monitor, evaluate and report KYEOP activities in the County.
·          Organise KYEOP activities in the County.

·          Offer any other technical support and operational assistance as may be required.
Qualifications
·          A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Management, Entrepreneurship or any other related field.
·          Should be below 35 years old.
·          Have excellent organizational and communication skills.
·          Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail.
·          Self-motivated, energetic, and extremely organized.
·          Manages time and priorities efficiently, shows enthusiasm, and allows for flexibility.
·          Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).
·          Proficiency in Local language(s) and understanding of local culture will be an added advantage.
Location/Positions: Wajir(2),Mandera(3),Turkana(2),Kitui(1),Migori(1),Kwale(1),Kisumu (1),Kakamega(1),Kwale(1), Nakuru(1)
Reporting: The Interns will report to County Enterprise Development Officers.
Duration of Assignment
This will be a six months contract renewable based on performance and availability of project financing. The expected commencement date is May, 2019

Driver
5 Positions
Responsibilities
·          Driving; carrying out minor mechanical repairs;
·          Identifying and reporting faulty operations of the vehicle;
·          Security of the vehicle on and off the road;
·          Safety of passengers and/or goods therein; and
·          Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicles assigned to him/her.
Qualifications
·          Served in the grade of Driver for a minimum experience of three (3) years;
·          Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the Officers required to drive;
·          Certificate in Defensive driving from Automobile Association (AA) of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·          Passed the Suitability Test for Drivers Grade II;
·          First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from a recognized institution; and
·          Demonstrated professional competence in driving, identification and repair of minor faults
Duration of Assignment
This will be a one year contract renewable based on performance and availability of project financing. The expected commencement date is May, 2019.

ICT Assistant
Responsibilities
·          Writing and testing computer programmes according to instructions and specifications prepared by the MISO
·          Assisting in the implementation of the computer systems and providing user support, including training users;
·          Performing technical, systems and user documentation.
·          Coding and testing computer programmes;
·          Performing technical and systems documentation tasks on database maintenance;
·          Developing a systematic coding system;
·          Carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in direct liaison with users;
·          Development, implementation and maintenance of systems projects;
·          Supervising and compiling overall systems documentation and ensuring adherence to systems documentation standards.
Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Information Communication Technology or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a recognized institution.
·          Minimum six months to one year experience in a reputable Organisation

Communication Project Assistant
The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) is a State Corporation established under Micro and Small Enterprises Act No. 55 of 2012. The Authority (MSEA) is categorized as a Service Corporation, PC 3B and is domiciled in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. MSEA was established for the promotion, development, regulation of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) Sector in Kenya.
The Communication Assistant will support the MSEA Head of Communication to enhance efficient communication throughout the implementation stages of the Communication Strategy, plans, and related activities under KYEOP.
Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities for Communication Assistant will include:
·          Perform routine communication tasks which include writing, editing, proofreading, review of graphic design and layout / written and electronic presentation materials.
·          Take photos and videos of KYEOP events and related activities.
·          Edit and upload photos and videos of KYEOP on the official website and social media outlets.
·          Maintain photo files for online use.
·          Create and publish engaging content for various KYEOP social media platforms.
·          Track social media performance across multiple platforms and provide recommendations on how to increase social media engagement.
·          Build relationships and foster online communication by engaging with stakeholders through various online and news media platforms.
·          Generate content for website.
·          Assist in writing reports, articles, press releases and blog entries.
·          Assist in the development of marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, presentations, etc.
·          Maintain various databanks including project profiles, project photos, media resource center, publications, and video productions.
·          Assist in coordinating KYEOP event planning and logistics.
·          Provide any other technical and operational assistance as required by the Communication Specialist.
Expected output
The Communication Assistant is expected to support the MSEA Head of
Communication in producing creative promotional materials that showcase transformational opportunities among the youth, develop and execute media strategies and social media projects that will raise awareness about Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) and the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) and enhance stakeholder engagement.
Qualifications
·          A bachelor’s degree in Humanities such as Communication / Journalism / Media Studies / Marketing or any other related field.
·          Should be 30 years old or less.
·          Have the ability to be creative and detail-oriented.
·          Have excellent organizational and communication skills.
·          Ability to write clearly and concisely.
·          Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail.
·          Self-motivated, energetic, and extremely organized.
·          Manages time and priorities efficiently, shows enthusiasm, and allows for flexibility.
·          Minimum two years’ experience in marketing, communications, media or public relations.
Competencies
·          Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).
·          Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, Corel, and InDesign.
·          Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.
·          Graphic design experience will be an added advantage.
·          Audio / video production experience will be an added advantage.
Location: Nairobi with local travel to different Counties.
Reporting: The Communication Assistant will report to MSEA Head of Communication.
Duration of Assignment
This will be a one year contract renewable based on performance and availability of project financing. The expected commencement date is May, 2019.

Field Coordinator Consultant
Mandera & Wajir Counties
Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project
Micro and Small Enterprise Authority Project Implementation Unit
Main Function
The Field Coordinator will be responsible for the various technical and operational aspects of KYEOP project in the two counties as summarized here under:
·          Coordinating the grant activities in the region including administration of Entrepreneurship Aptitude Test (EAT), orientation, grants disbursement, monitoring and evaluation.
·          Working closely with consultants/service providers to ensure BDS is delivered using the Non Digital and digital platforms BDS delivery channels, follow up of beneficiaries and monitoring and evaluation of the BDS component.
·          Provide support on BPC activities in the region including organizing awareness and sensitization forums and follow up of beneficiaries.
Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Field Coordinator include the following:
·          Supervise day to day operations of all MSEA supported activities in Component 2 of the project in the areas of operation;
·          Create awareness of the project among the locals at the grassroots level;
·          Collect, record, and refer any complaints and grievances;
·          Coordinate the administration of the EAT and orientation activities for grants;
·          Organize grass-root logistics for BDS, BPC and grants activities;
·          Provide support on the supervision and verification of beneficiaries and providers for the grants, BDS and BPC;
·          Assist the MSEA PIU in overseeing the monitoring and evaluation activities in the two counties.
·          Prepare periodic progress reports as may be required and share with the various project sub-component coordinators including the overall Project Coordinator;
·          Carry out the hand-holding to ensure grants and BPC beneficiaries turn their business ideas to successful businesses.
·          Supervise interns and other support staff deployed in the two counties
·          Provide any other support to the MSEA PIU of the KYEOP as needed.
Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in management or administration, development studies, entrepreneurship, or a related field;
·          A minimum of seven years’ experience in carrying out entrepreneurship empowerment activities at County level
·          Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision;
·          Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
·          Excellent IT Skills
·          Excellent report writing and organizational skills;
·          Proficiency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili. Proficiency in Local language(s) and understanding of local culture will be an added advantage.
Location:  The Field Coordinator will be based in Mandera
Reporting: The Field Coordinator will report to the KYEOP MSEA PIU Project Coordinator.
How to Apply
In addition, all prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and attach the following documents to their applications:-
1.   Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance Certificate (EACC)
2.   Kenya Revenue Authority Tax compliance Certificate (KRA)
3.   Higher Education Loans Board clearance Certificate(HELB)
4.   Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
5.   Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau
If you clearly believe that you to meet the criteria given above, please submit your sealed application letters with detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, 3 referees with their e-mail addresses and telephone contacts; quoting the Reference Number for the job being applied on both the envelop and the application letter.
All applications should either be sent through the post office, hand delivered or emailed to the Chief Executive Officer not later than  15th April, 2019.
The Ag. Chief Executive Officer
Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA)
Utalii House 10th Floor, Left wing
P.O. Box 48823 – 00100
NAIROBI.
Email:  mseakenya@gmail.com  or  mseakenya@mseauthority.go.ke
MSEA is an equal opportunity employer .Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification
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