Jobs: BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/BBC-Recruitment-Fair-Nairobi/23424

Introduction

The BBC World Service is growing, and we want you to grow with us!

We are expanding our operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.

Interested and want to know more then come and talk to us at our Careers Fair in Nairobi. You’ll meet BBC staff who will give an insight into the roles we are recruiting for and what it is truly like to work for The BBC.

Well be looking for people to join us inTV and Digital roles which include: Reporters, Producers, Camera Operators, News Directors, Graphic Designers, Video Editors and Shoot Edits.

If you have experience in any of the above roles and would like to hear more about these exciting opportunities as well as having the chance to meet members of the team, then please apply to register your interest in attending our careers fair. It’s taking place at a central Nairobi location on Saturday 9th September and Wednesday 13th September.

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Tax Justice Academy

The International Tax Justice Academy organised by Tax Justice Network Africa will take place from 6 to 10 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Registration is open now through 31 August 2017, and early registration is recommended. Learn more and register here »

This year’s Academy will focus on building the next generation of tax justice champions by strengthening the significant role of tax in the quest of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Full course details will be shared soon.

For more information please contact Leila Kituyi on lkituyi@taxjusticeafrica.net  or visit out website, taxjusticeacademy.net.

 

Social enterprise job board

Loads of really interesting innovative Nairobi- and Kenya-based jobs here!

While clearly this job board is global, and the postings often seem geared towards foreigners, it would be great to see strong eligible Kenyan candidates apply and get these jobs. To follow the job board, sign up for the Google group with any email address:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/social-enterprise-jobs

Here’s a direct, more specific link to all posted opportunities that mention Kenya — so are either based here or with an organisation that works here — and are most recent:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/social-enterprise-jobs/kenya%7Csort:date

 

Event: Social Changemakers MatchMentor

At our upcoming Social Changemakers edition of MatchMentor taking place on Saturday 29th July 2017, we will be having a ‘Volunteer Village’. This ‘Village’ brings together various initiatives working towards social change to have a stall, showcase their work and give participants an opportunity to sign up to their cause.

This edition of MatchMentor brings together 20 mentors and 70 mentees involved and/or interested in: Environmental Conservation, Social Work, Gender Development, Human Rights Advocacy, Political Activism, International Sustainable Development, Civic Education, Renewable Energy, Working with Street Children and the Homeless, Community Development, Advocacy, Student Activism, Public Health and Women Empowerment.

The event will run sessions on: ‘The Future of Social Engagement’, ‘How to Mobilise People for Social Change’, ‘Financing Social Change’ and our highly rated ‘Speedmentoring’…

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[Public forum] The Lamu Coal Plant: Uncovering the Real Political, Health & Environmental Aspects

Public forum: The Lamu Coal Plant: Uncovering the Real Political, Health and Environmental Aspects

Friday 14 July 2017 | Laico Regency, Nairobi| 3-6:00pm | Free Entry

The Government of Kenya in conjunction with a private partner has proposed to construct a 1,050 Megawatt coal-fired power plant in Kwasasi, Lamu County. Given the magnitude of the project, it is paramount that the potential benefits and pitfalls are clearly understood by the public. This will only happen when there is transparency on the project and robust public debate.

Having experienced power rationing in the year 2000 coupled with the high cost of electricity, energy security and affordability is an issue many Kenyans can relate to. There is no doubt that the State must provide affordable energy to its citizens whilst also seeking the most sustainable means of doing so.

The proposed coal plant is to be constructed in an area that has an incredibly rich environment and culture heritage. It has been argued that the project will foster development in the area but there has been no discussion on the true cost of this development especially in an already marginalized area. As citizens, we must consider the climate change implications bearing in mind the recent drought experienced in the country. Whilst China, India and the United Kingdom are closing coal plants, Kenya is pushing to build the first one in Eastern Africa.

Key discussion points:

  1. What impact will the plant have on the socio-economic aspects on the inhabitants of Lamu County?
  2. Why isn’t the government providing information on the public health impacts of the coal plant?
  3. Will the coal plant contribute to the climate change vulnerability of the country?

Invited Speakers:

  • Hon. Shakila Abdalla — Lamu County Women’s Representative
  • Prof. Nick King — Climate Change and Sustainable Development Expert; Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for UNEP’s 6th Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) Report
  • Prof. Peter Orris — Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital
  • Raya Famau — Board Member, Save Lamu
  • Hindpal Jabbal — Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission

Facilitated by:

John-Allan Namu

Format of discussion:

A panel discussion contextualizes issues to the audience. This is infused with public dialogue and Q&A where the audience engages with the panel and forum.

Sign language will be provided.

Join the conversation online via #DeCOALonize.

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FORUM: Elections Preparedness: A Reality Check, My Responsibility

Invitation

HEKIMA PEACE FORUM

Topic: Elections Preparedness: A Reality Check, My Responsibility

Date: Friday July 7 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: HIPSIR, Riara Road, off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Speakers:

  1. Irungu Houghton – Associate Director, Society for International  Development
  2. Martin Oloo – Lawyer & Political analyst
  3. Obadiah Keitany – Director Audit, Risk and Compliance, IEBC

Contacts: Email: secretary.hipsir@hekima.ac.ke  Phone: +254729755905 or +254733616863

 

Job: Applicant Care Associate, Shortlist

 

From a new player on the field: Shortlist, a recruitment service that vets you based directly on your skills. Right now they themselves are hiring, and more jobs are coming soon.

https://www.shortlist.net/portal/#/jobdetails/Shortlist/220

Applicant Care Associate

Do you believe that traditional approaches to hiring are ineffective and time consuming? Are you passionate about troubleshooting customer issues until you find right solution? Is there no better feeling for you than crossing every item off your to-do list? Are you passionate about unlocking professional potential?

Shortlist is a human capital company with a difference. We bring together technology and people to transform the way job seekers and businesses interact. This is accomplished by matching talent with opportunity by offering growing businesses a personal and effective way to find great employees. We offer job seekers, like you, a platform to stand-out, unlock your potential, and find your calling.

Every week, hundreds of people use the Shortlist platform to apply for awesome jobs in Kenya.  The Applicant Care Associate is critical to ensuring that every applicant has a positive, convenient, and encouraging Shortlist experience so that they  are empowered to demonstrate their abilities and skills to potential employers. This is an incredible opportunity for a customer care professional who would like to apply their skills and passion to an awesome startup with a great team and fun culture.

Detailed Responsibilities…

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