Author Archives: afea

Vacancies February 2018

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities, [NCPWD] is a State Corporation, mandated to formulate and implement policies that are geared towards mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities into the National economy. It also seeks to create an enabling environment in which Persons with Disabilities can operate effectively and efficiently.

NCPWD seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results- oriented persons to fill the following vacancies:

NO POSITION TITLE Ref. No
1. HUMAN RESOURCE MANANGEMENT OFFICER

NCPD 6

VA 1/2018

 

Interested and eligible candidates may obtain detailed information on job responsibilities and specifications from our website: www.ncpwd.go.ke

 QUALIFIED AND SUITABLE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Deadline date to receive applications is 6th March 2018 at   5:00 PM.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES JOB VACANCIES

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities invites applications from qualified, competent and experienced candidates for the following positions:-

Human Resource Management Officer (NCPD 6)

An officer at this level will report to the Chief Human Resource Management Officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • Participating in the preparation of HRM policy papers;
    • Budgeting, resource allocation and utilization of Personnel Emoluments;
    • Organizing training programmes;
    • Review and improvement of administrative programmes and procedures;
    • Verify staff claims and allowances such as medical, travel and leave
    • Link with banks, cooperative Societies and Insurance companies to advise employees on suitable services in the market including investment plans.
    • Advice accounts department on overtime, leave balances and any other benefits accrued by employees who resign or are terminated.
    • Approve leave
    • Carry out training needs assessment and prepare training programs
    • Prepare and verify the payroll
    • Any other duty as may be assigned

For Direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields Human Resource Management/ Personnel Management/ Business Administration/ Industrial Relations/Public Administration or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution;
    • A diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution OR Certified Human Resource Professional I (CHRP I) ;
    • Full Member of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM);
    • Two(2) years experience in HR; and
    • Computer literacy skills

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Basic Salary: Kshs: 45,179 x 2157 – 47,336 x2158 -49494 x2156 – 51650x 2157-53,807 x 2157 -55,964 x 2157 – 58,121 x 2159-60,280 p.m.

Allowances:

House allowance:                   Kshs 28,000/= p.m
Commuter allowance:            Kshs. 8,000/= p.m.

If your background, experience and competencies suit any of the above positions, please send your application quoting the reference of the position you are interested in on the envelope.

Include your current CV with three referees, email and telephone contacts, photocopies of your certificates and other testimonials including a copy of your National Identity Card.

All Applications should be via the post office OR by hand delivery and should be addressed to:

The Executive Director
National Council for Persons with Disabilities
P 0 Box 66577 -00800
Nairobi – Kenya

Attn: Chief Human Resource Management Officer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline date to receive applications is 6th March 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Qualified and suitable persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is an equal opportunity employer.

KIPAWA Project

The NCPWD and Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) of Safaricom Limited entered into an MoU, which gave birth to KIPAWA, their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The projects aimed at creating opportunities for persons with disabilities and a number of schools were selected as beneficiaries of the program with a vision of empowering and caring for the students.  The project was launched on May 4 2017

 

Learning Forum on ‘Deepening Public Participation in County governance’ on 2nd Feb in Nyeri

AFEA  is a member of the UNDP AmkeniWakenya’s Stakeholders Reference Group.  We are co-convening  a Learning Forum on ‘Deepening Public Participation in County governance’ for grassroots civil society organizations in Nyeri on 2nd February 2018. Representatives of  People with Albinism from Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua and Kirinyaga will attending to put though their views on this process.

Mobile App Developers and IT Personnel post

Greetings from Genashtim!

We have read about your advocacy in empowering Persons with Disabilities. We are happy to inform you that we share the same advocacy as yours.
Currently, we are looking for Persons with Disabilities who can work with us in the comfort of their own homes as Mobile App Developers and IT Personnel.
As almost all of our operations are conducted online, Genashtim is expanding their IT Department. We are recruiting Programmers and Web Developers (the positions are offered to mobility-impaired and orthopedic-impaired persons only) to support our growing business.

Our Requirements:
•A sound knowledge in web design/programming/mobile apps development
•Knowledge in graphic design is an advantage
•Must possess their own laptop/PC with a stable, high speed Internet connection in a home environment
•Able to communicate efficiently in written and spoken English
•Able to work under minimal supervision
•Willing to work on a flexible schedule
•Willing to start work immediately

Interested candidates can email their updated CV/ resumes at recruitment@genashtim.com

Please check our website: www.genashtim.com  for you to have an idea how we work.

Kenya: Expiry of registration of stateless persons provision the citizenship and immigration act was assented on the 27th of August 2011 and commenced on the 30th August 2011. Looking back at the implementation of the act, it has room for the registration of stateless persons under section 15. (1) A person who does not have an enforceable claim to the citizenship of any recognized state and has been living in Kenya for a continuous period since 12th December, 1963, shall be deemed to have been lawfully resident and may, on application, in the prescribed manner be eligible to be registered as a citizen of Kenya if that person— (a) has adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local dialect; (b) has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer; (c) intends upon registration as a citizen to continue to permanently reside in Kenya or to maintain a close and continuing association with Kenya; and 16 No. 12 Kenya Citizenship and Immigration (d) the person understands the rights and duties of a citizen. Sadly this provision is soon to expire as subsection (2) states: Applications under this section shall be made within a period of five years from the date of commencement of this Act and may by the notice in the gazette be extended by the cabinet Secretary for an additional period of three years. According to UNHCR Kenya, there are over 20,000 stateless persons in Kenya, however, 5 years down the line after this law was passed no single stateless person has been registered. Many of them do not meet the thresh hold of 1963 while at the same time there are no procedures for the registration of such persons. What do you think can be done to make such provisions more inclusive than exclusive? Since section 15 and 17 expires by August 2016, what are the plans for the extension? How can the government be pushed to register these stateless population? What can be done to push the government to implement this provision? __________________________________________________________________ Some individual responses @lauragoodwin @Purity_Wadegu @Naima_Rajab @Lore Thanks very much @mustafa_mahmoud for highlighting this issue, however, you know as I know that this is one of the best laws enacted in Kenya which cannot be enforced. The threshold set in section 15 (1) is too high for most (if not all) of the statelessness persons. Secondly, there is no statelessness determination procedure in place to outline the “where, who, and How”. Naima_RajabNaima Ibrahim -Amendment of such provisions by tabling a bill in parliament would be a good way to start. Getting hold of our member of parliament with regard to this issue is what we should do. There should be no time limit for the registration of stateless persons in Kenya as long as one meets the criteria in subsection 1 of the section. Currently, there is a Registration and Identification of Persons Bill in parliament which mentions nothing to do with the extension of the provision. Civil society groups should build pressure so as to push the government to implement the provision. mustafa_mahmoudNamati -So is it the law that has problem or the implementation? What about those who are left through the cracks of the law like those born after 1963? Lore -I agree that it’s one of the best laws enacted but the law is still not being implemented. How do we push for implementation? We at AFEA join hands with parties interested in pursuing this matter as a human rights issue. We are particularly interested in the rights of people with disability who may by virue of their condition been barred or been unable to access services that would enable them fulfil the requirements. On the whole there seem to be opportunities for ;