Call For Applications : Software Application Developer at IBM

 

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Job description

IBM Research Africa is IBM’s newest global research lab and is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Teams of research scientists at the lab are working on various projects to tackle Africa’s grand challenges and impact 1 billion people by developing commercially viable innovations. We are searching for top- software developers who will help develop technical solutions around our innovations.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to drive software development projects leveraging leading edge technologies and execute innovative development projects. As a Software developer in Research you will design and develop state-of-the-art mobile, web, and desktop applications across multiple platforms and devices. You will be expected to define and develop innovative technical solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years experience in Software development skills, time management and ability to multi task
  • English: Fluent

Preferred

  • Social Sciences
  • At least 4 years experience in Software development skills, time management and ability to multi task

Additional information
Ideal candidates must have:
• A solid grounding in Computer Science
• At least three years of work experience in a top-tier software development position.
Some of the skills desired, include but are not limited to:
• Object oriented programming
• Mobile development
• Databases
• Web technologies
• Backend enablement through APIs and web services
• Networking

 

For  more Information and On How to apply, Please Visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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EMEAR (Kenya) – Associate Systems Engineer – Sales at Cisco Kenya

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Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Additional Location(s) or Information: Program start dates: January 26., 2015
Job Category: Sales
Level of Experience: Entry Level
Requistion #: S967179
 
Job Description:

The world is connecting faster than ever before. Connect the unconnected by becoming a part of the Internet of Everything. The Cisco Sales Associates Program is looking for outgoing, early-in-career individuals who have a passion for technology and are motivated to succeed.

A successful Associate Systems Engineer (ASE) will expand their networking knowledge and be trained to collaborate with Cisco sales professionals to provide technical solutions for our customers.

Learn from top Cisco experts in a unique setting among your peers. The Cisco Sales Associates Program offers a global environment that provides 12 months of on-the-job training that will prepare you for a successful engineering career at Cisco. Gain hands-on education and experience with leading-edge technology, while receiving an attractive salary and accelerating your career aspirations.

For the first three months of the program, you’ll undergo courses focusing on the latest technology advancements, including Cisco architectures, solutions, products, and competitors. Over the next nine months, you’ll advance into an engineering role with the Cisco Global Virtual Engineering Team, shadowing technology professionals while continuing certification studies and virtual learning.

Global Virtual Engineering is a multilevel technical presales organization, which provides systems engineering services to customers, partners, and internal Cisco sales employees in a global virtual networked environment. Upon graduation from the program, you’ll be promoted into a Virtual Systems Engineering role within Cisco, where you can continue to grow your career.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Undergraduate or graduate degree (minimum bachelor of science or Engineering degree)
• Graduated from an accredited university prior to program start date
• Preferred cumulative GPA of minimum 3.0 or equivalent in your academic program
• Electrical, Computer, or Networking Engineering, Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics degree or other equivalent disciplines with an emphasis on Software Design practices preferred.
• Foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and object-oriented skills preferred.
• Technical support, presales or post-sales experience in the technology industry preferred
• Fluent in English, written and verbal as well as the language of the country you are applying to
• Must be able to legally live and work in the country for which you’re applying, without visa support or sponsorship (student visas or visas obtained on your own are not applicable for the program)

Relocation Requirements:
The relocation expectations within the first three years will be the following:
• Year 1: You must be willing to relocate to a Cisco Sales Associates Program training hub within your region for the 12 months of the program. Cisco will provide relocation assistance when applicable.
• Year 2: Will be promoted to a Virtual Systems Engineering role in Global Virtual Engineering. You must stay at the Cisco Sales Associates Program hub location or be relocated to a Global Virtual Engineering hub in their home country for 12 months. Relocation outside the Cisco Sales Associates Program hub location would be based on business need. We cannot confirm final placement destination at the time of offer. Cisco will provide relocation assistance when applicable.
• Year 3: After the first two years within the Global Virtual Engineering organization, you are entitled to apply internally to open Systems Engineering positions within the company.

Program start dates: January 26, 2015

For information and updates please visit the Cisco Sales Associates Program page https://www.facebook.com/CSAPINFO Job Type: New GraduateOpportunity Category: Sales

Job Segment: Sales Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, SAP, Sales, Engineering, Technology

In you are interested, APPLY  HERE

GIS Assistant (Intern)

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Are you a recent college graduate with programming experience? Upande is currently looking for a GIS intern. The person will help us build high quality geoweb and mobile applications with a strong focus on land registration, cadastral information and water. We use the latest technology to create applications of outstanding quality. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and translate the customer’s wishes into a range of available applications built on several architectures.

Qualifications

  • A higher professional or university education in Surveying, GIS or ICT
  • Ability to work independently and and as a part of a team.
  • Experience with proprietary as well as Open Source GIS and web portal platforms
  • Geospatial database experience prefered
  • Proven database and system design skills
  • Project management skills
  • Good communication skills and a team player
  • Flexible work attitude, passionate and committed

It is important that you feel comfortable in a small company with an informal atmosphere and friendly colleagues and that you enjoy keeping tabs on the latest technological developments in your field of work.

What does Upande offer?

Challenging short term (twelve week program) work in a small, highly innovative company.

Interested?

If you’re interested in working with Upande, please send us your CV including sample work and references by e-mail (recruitment[at]upande.com).

Closing Date

September 30th 2014

Paid Volunteering Opportunities at Children’s Homes in Kenya, Thailand & Indonesia

 

 

ihf Volunteer at Childrens Homes in Kenya, Thailand & Indonesia

 

Deadline: 1 January 2015
Open to: young people over the age of 18
Benefits: basic accommodation and food, and small monthly stipend for those who commit to a whole yea

 

Description

If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in its children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya; Chiang Rai, Thailand; and in education centers and children’s homes in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in its children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country.

The Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalized Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and the organization provides basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. They also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where they can.

The Thailand center is a home for hill-tribe children. Children from this marginalized community come to the IHF center for a stable home and a chance for an education.

IHF has four centers in Indonesia, in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh. Their Jakarta and Aceh centers provide homes to a small number of children, while all centers offer English, math and computer classes to disadvantaged children. With a population of over 240 million, Indonesia’s public education system often fails to give children a chance to escape the poverty they were born into. IHF fills that gap and give kids a chance to aim higher.

At the centers, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of their international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills.

Eligibility

Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. They are looking for applicants preferably with:

  • A related university degree: for instance in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work;
  • Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering;
  • 1-2 years working experience in any field;
  • Experience with teaching and/or children.

Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how the organization functions.

Benefits

Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:

  • First 3 months: Training period – $20 per month;
  • 3-6 months: Assistant co-Director – $50 per month;
  • 6-9 months: Co-Director – $80 per month;
  • 9-12 months: Co-Director – $100 per month.

This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. These stipends are strictly fixed. They will not be raised for more experienced applicants, and everyone will be upgraded according to the time-frames outlined above, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. They are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount.

Application

Complete the online application form HERE to volunteer at one of the centers. You can also volunteer to work from your home using the form HERE.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with the organization on their official website HERE and their blog HERE.

If you have any questions at this time, please contact hiring4@ihfonline.org.

The Kenya National Volunteer’s Programme

 

 

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WHAT IS THE KENYA NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM?

The Kenya National Volunteers Program is a national service programme which aims to meet three key objectives:

  1. Create enriching opportunities for over 30,000 unemployed Kenyan youth
  2. Promote national cohesion
  3. Improve educational outcomes for over 2 million primary aged children

 

As part of this programme, the Government of Kenya seeks to recruit high performing recent university graduates to serve as Volunteer Graduate Assistants in primary schools for an un-interrupted period of 1 year. They will provide education support and serve as ‘education ambassadors’ in the surrounding community. Two volunteers will be placed in each participating primary school and will receive a modest living stipend of KShs. 6,000 per month

Remember:

  1. Volunteers MUST have completed their course work and any related research
  2. Volunteers MUST hold a University Degree in any area of study
  3. Volunteers MUST have officially graduated from their Universities at the time of applying

 

TRAINING AND DEPLOYMENT

The selected Volunteers will participate in a 3-week intensive residential training course that will be aimed at preparing them for their placement, and increasing their job skills. Volunteers will be trained in key skills that will carry them into future employment. After training, Volunteers will be deployed in pairs to their placements, first meeting county and district officials, participating head teachers, school management committee members and other Volunteers in their region. Volunteers will be deployed to another County other than their own and will stay with a host family during the 1 Year in the field.

RECRUITMENT

Kenyan Graduates can apply online by clicking on the Apply Online button at the bottom of this page. Successful candidates will be selected through a rigorous and competitive selection process. Success will be determined by a combined score based on your online application, correct responses to essay questions, correct responses to a series of online tests and success based on an assesment by independent and professional in-person interviewers. These reviews will ensure that a high-quality cohort of volunteers who understand and are committed to the programme’s objectives are selected.

GRADUATION AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

At the conclusion of the one year of service, Volunteers will graduate and receive an official completion certificate. The names of the Volunteers who successfully complete the programme will be gazetted and their service recognized. Following the graduation ceremony, many Volunteers will begin their internships, mentoring opportunities, jobs or start their own businesses. Graduates will also be expected to maintain an active alumni network that will further build on their professional skills, networking opportunities and build the programme’s visibility.

ACCESS TO KENYA’S EMPLOYERS

After 9 months of service, Volunteers will gather at a Career Fair and Capacity Building Workshop. During the event, Volunteers will receive training and guidance on career development. Representatives from the Private, Public and Non-Profit sector will give motivational talks, and skills training to the Volunteers and will meet with top-performing individuals in small groups. These representatives will review evaluations of the Volunteer’s performance with the pupils in the schools that the Volunteers have been serving in. They will shortlist some Volunteers to enter into existing in-house internships and mentoring programmes in their companies. Volunteers who are successful in these companies’ assesment process will be offered internship, mentoring and job opportunities. All Volunteers will return to their placements and complete the final months of their Volunteering assignment.

YOUR CALL TO ACTION

If you are 22 – 30, a recent University Graduate, Interested in Volunteering, Interested in Self Improvement, Actively Searching for a Career, Ambitious, Driven, Hard Working, Brave & Adventurous and Disciplined what are you waiting for?

 

 if you are interested apply here

POSITION UNDER THE COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION OFFICER FOR UNESCO PROJECT IN JORDAN

 

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Description

UNESCO will implement a four-year project focused on the media sector in Jordan as a platform for democratic dialogue and a crucial instrument to transparency and accountability in a democratic society. Its main objective is to strengthen an enabling regulatory and institutional environment and to build the capacity for an independent, quality based media sector serving the entire population. Primary beneficiaries will be those working in the media sector, however, secondary beneficiaries will be the Jordanian society as a whole that relies on the media as a major source of information.

The Communication and Coordination Officer is a core member of the project team who will be responsible for the overall visibility and outreach of the project and its activities, in addition to maintaining constant and efficient communication between project staff and the donor, partners, and beneficiaries. Their prime responsibility is to make sure that project outputs achieved are visible according to a clearly defined communication strategy and abiding by the guidelines of both organizations, UNESCO and the EU, to ensure that all deliverables under the project receive adequate media attention and are communicated to different audiences in an effective manner.

Eligibility

  • Advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master degree) in Communication or Information Sciences, Media and Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, International Development or in any other related field relevant to the themes addressed by the project.
  • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience (less than 1 year for candidate with PhD) in the area of communication, journalism and/or information management at the national and/or sub-regional level;
  • Experience in working in the implementation of national and/or sub-regional projects in the area of communication, journalism and information;
  • Experience to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience in working with information technology.

Remuneration

Annual salary is 55 300 USD approximately. Duration of the contract is initially for a one-year period, with potential of renewal.

Application

Application deadline is 20 July 2014 at midnight (Amman).

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter, by email to amman@unesco.org. Please label the subject line ‘Coordination/Communication Officer, Support to Media’.

For further information read the official call HERE.

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

indexUnited Nations Volunteers Programme kenya is offering interested applicants a chance to apply their expertise in different areas of scope.

United Nations is  an all nations employee and   you don’t want to miss this opportunity that would allow you to sprout out and expand your career to other countries.

For the Interested applicants, Visit the United Nations Volunteers  site ( http://recruit.unvke.org/ )