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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
  • 2015 Commonwealth Young Professionals Programme in London (27 Positions Available for 2 Year Work Placements for Commonwealth Citizens from Developing Countries - £28,500 pa + Benefits) - Apply by 8th December 2014

  • Kitui County Drivers 37 Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Millward Brown East Africa Scripting Executive Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • InterContinental Nairobi Assistant Revenue Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Africa Nazarene University Examinations Office Administrative Assistants Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 11th December, 2014.
  • Kenya Pediatric Studies Neurocognitive Tester Job in Nairobi Kenya - Impact of HIV on Neurodevelopment in Kenya (INK) Study - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • Forum for International Cooperation - End of Project Evaluation - Apply by 2nd December, 2014.
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency International - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • UN Children's Fund Development of District WASH Emergency Contingency and Preparedness Plans in South Central Somalia - Apply by 4th December, 2014.
  • M&E Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 15th December, 2014.
  • Veterinary Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 15th December, 2014.
  • BAT Jobs in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Hass Petroleum Civil Engineer Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • EPN Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Mercy-USA Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Unconditional Cash Transfer Project Field Officer Job in Rarieda, Kenya - Apply by 4th December, 2014.
  • ACRE Africa Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Nitunze Sacco Society Chief Executive Officer Job in Mumias Kenya - Apply by 13th December, 2014.
  • KASNEB Jobs Re-Advertisement - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • KCCB-KARP Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • Emirates Airlines Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 8th December, 2014.
  • Kenya Film Job Vacancies - Apply by 9th December, 2014.
  • Kakamega County Jobs Re-Advertisement - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Old Mutual Intermediate Actuarial Specialist Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Neema Hospital Nursing Officer In-charge and Nurses Jobs in Kahawa Sukari, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 7th December, 2014.
  • APDK Nairobi Branch Human Resource and Administration Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • KNLS Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • Nairobi Women’s Hospital Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Health Poverty Action Consultant for Participatory Governance Project in Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia, Supported by the Commonwealth Foundation - Apply by 8th December, 2014.
  • Africa Lead II Agriculture Policy Development Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • BM Security 500 Guards Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th November, 2014.
  • University of Lusaka Dean of School of Law Job Vacancy - Apply by 29th November, 2014.
  • Joytharc International NGO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 15th December, 2014.
  • National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK) Chairperson Job Vacancy - Apply by 11th December, 2014.
  • Standard Group Correspondent, KTN Producer and KTN Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Islamic Relief HR & Admin Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Makueni County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Brooke East Africa Impact / Evidence Officer and Administrative / Communications Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • DFID/Abt Associates Qualitative Research Consultancy Opportunity Request for Application - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Paralegal Officer Job in Ruiru Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • KPMG Technical Advisor – Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund - Apply by 11th December, 2014.
  • The Mater Hospital Software Developer Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Private Farm Animal Husbandry Job in Kenya - Apply by 15 December, 2014.
  • WFP Programme Assistant (Data Entry – M&E) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd December, 2014.
  • Private School Teachers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • Nivea Warehouse Supervisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd December, 2014.
  • FSD Kenya Jobs Vacancy - Apply by 9th December, 2014.
  • Fairtrade Africa “Growing Women in Coffee” Project Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • African Guarantee Fund (AGF) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Global Communities Jobs in Nairobi Kenya (formerly CHF International) - Apply by 15th December, 2014.
  • Swissport Kenya Limited Cargo Business Support Manager Job Vacancy - Apply by 12th December, 2014.
  • FMCG Kaizen Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 4th December, 2014.
  • Wananchi Group Sales Managers Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • INSO Safety Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Kenya Copyright Board Job Vacancies - Apply by 11th December, 2014.
  • Bolloré Africa Logistics Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Executive Director Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Mountain Breeze Hotel Jobs in Embu Kenya - Apply by 4th December, 2014.
  • Riara University Program Leaders Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Grants Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Wasichana Wote Wasome Regional Co-ordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 8th December, 2014.
  • Oshwal College Business Development Manager and Lecturers / Assistant Lecturers (ACCA / CFA / CIPS / IT) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • Aluminum Packaging Multinational Jobs in Sultan Hamud, Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • DAC Aviation Safety Manager and Safety Assistant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • I&M Bank Financial Institutions Relationship Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 6th December, 2014.
  • Faulu Microfinance Bank Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Heritage Insurance Independent Agency Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Strathmore School Teaching Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Nine One One Group Head of Finance, Head of Marketing & Business Development and Head of Operations Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • CARE - Regional Emergency Coordinator (East Africa) - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Review and Assessment of MAs with institutional challenges and Learning Centres - Apply by 29th November, 2014.
  • GROOTS Kenya Gender Consultant (End-of-Project-Evaluation) - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Finn Church Aid (FCA) Consultant Salary Structure - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • International Potato Center (CIP) Sweetpotato Research Associate - Apply by 17th December, 2014.
  • Rongo University College Vacancies - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Meru University of Science and Technology Vacancies - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • IOM Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 9th December, 2014.
  • Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • UNOCHA ICT Associates Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • Deepa Industries Machine Operator Job in Kenya - Apply by 22nd November, 2014.
  • KEMRI FACES Program Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • MADICO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Kuehne + Nagel Tender notices - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 11th December, 2014.
  • UNFPA National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 4th December, 2014.
  • Executive Drivers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Youth Enterprise Development Fund - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • UNDP Kenya Programme Coordinator Job Vacancy - UN Integrated Programme (Turkana County) - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Terre des hommes Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job in Lagdera, Garissa County Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Potters House Academy Teaching Jobs in Eldoret Town, Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • ICAP Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya - Apply by 12th December, 2014.
  • Anglican Development Service (ADS) North Rift Deputy Executive Director Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • TechnoServe Farmer Training and Extension Support Specialists Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • KTDA Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • KBC Sales Managers and Brand Managers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • BroadReach Healthcare Finance Associate Job in Garissa Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Wildlife Conservation Charity Fundraising & Communications Manager Job in Nanyuki, Kenya (KES 250K) - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • SOS Children's Villages Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • Evidence Action MLIS Job in Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • One Acre Fund Nyanza District Office Administrators Jobs in Kisii and Nyanza Kenya - Apply by 24th November, 2014.
  • FAO Somalia Fisheries Field Officer Job in Barbera - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Dynapharm Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Kisumu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Directorate Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Premier Academy Teaching Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • AGRICS Business Manager Job in Kakamega, Kenya - Apply by 2nd December, 2014.
  • Amani Institute Programs Director - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • ChildFund International Chief of Party - Kenya (Nairobi) - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Call for Applications for a Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entomophagy - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • NACOSTI Youth Internship Programme: Intern Recruitment Application Call - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • KNEC Principal Examinations Secretary (Mechanical Engineering) Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Unighir Engineering Draughtsman Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ICIPE CHIESA Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • The Karen Hospital Medical Graduates Internship Programmes - January 2015 - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) Vice Chancellor and Registrar Academics Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ICPAK Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 20th November, 2014.
  • Kenya Red Cross Society Call for Consultancy Services for Development of Management Information System - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • KenGen Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • AGRA Internal Audit Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • HelpAge International Programme Manager [Health and HIV / AIDS] Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • Concern Worldwide Jobs Vacancy - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Hivos Regional Director, East Africa - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Automotive Parts / Warehouse Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • AA Kenya Motor Vehicle Valuation / Assessment Officers Job Vacancies - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • The Nursing Council of Kenya Registrar / Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • ICJ Kenya Access to Justice Programme Officer Job Vacancy - Apply by 30th November, 2014.
  • Unaitas Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Salaries and Remuneration Commission Commission Secretary / Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • Nzoia Water Services Technical Manager, Regional Managers and Procurement / Purchasing Officer Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Wamy High School Teachers and School Nurse Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Job Vacancy - Apply by 5th December, 2014.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • IMA World Health HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Specialist - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Kagumo High School Driver, Cateress and Store-Keeper Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • Kisii County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • So They Can (STC) Village Director and House Mothers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • International NGO Safety Organisation INSO Kenya-Safety Advisor - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • Kenyatta University Jobs - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • Kirinyaga University College Registrar and Estates Officer Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • AIC Kijabe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Baringo County Government Customer Satisfaction Survey Request for Expression of Interest - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • ACDI / VOCA Construction Engineer Job in Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • Ishiara Parish Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Nyandarua Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Nzoia Sugar Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Maternal Birth Planning Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • PACT Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 6th December, 2014.
  • Kenya Jobs - Co-operative Bank of Kenya Jobs - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Experienced USSD Software Engineers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • UNICEF UN Joint Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 1st December, 2014.
  • ICF International Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Kenya Jobs - Auditing Jobs Available - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • Nuru Kenya Jobs in Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya - Apply by 10th December, 2014.
  • Unilever Jobs in Kenya (23 Vacancies) - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Pact Chief of Party, Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) Program - Apply by 6th December, 2014.
  • International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st Dec, 2014.
  • PATH NGO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Solar Lantern Demand Creator Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Runji & Partners Civil Engineers, Surveyors and Accountant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Davis & Shirtliff Sales Engineering Interns 30 Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Secours Islamique France Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Scanning, Digitization and Cataloging of Kenya News Agency Multimedia Assets Invitation for Bids - Apply by 9th December, 2014.
  • Kenya News Agency Multimedia Management System and E-Commerce Service Website Development - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st Dec, 2014.
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) Geospatial Agronomy Scientist - Apply by 6th Dec, 2014.
  • Veterinary Pharmaceutical Quality Control Analyst and Production Planner Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Marketing Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Graduate Sales Trainee Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • KNTC Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • SACCO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • St. Matia Mulumba Hospital Medical Officer Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • St. Therese Mission Hospital Kiirua Medical Officer and General Surgeon Jobs in Meru Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • M-KOPA Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Samaritan's Purse Aircraft Mechanic and NGO Piloting Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • International School - Support Jobs, Primary & Secondary Teaching Vacancies - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Judicial Performance Improvement Project Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd December, 2014.
  • Indepth Research Services Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd Feb 2015.
  • Plan International Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Diakonie Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • MSH Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ECHO Programme Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • PCEA Tumutumu Hospital Anaesthetists and Radiographers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • European Commission Humanitarian Aid department Programme Assistant - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • Jacaranda Health Maintenance Associate and Ultrasound Sonographer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Marie Stopes Jobs in Mombasa and Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Columbia University Senior Manager - Programmes - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th November, 2014.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Positions - Apply by 15th Dec, 2014.
  • Post doctoral Research (INRA) Associate Position - Apply by 15th Dec, 2014.
  • UN Human Settlements Program Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 3rd December, 2014.
  • Secours Islamic France Field coordinator Kenya M/F Job in Masalani Kenya - Apply by 27th November, 2014.
  • International Justice Mission (IJM) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Kencall Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 1st Dec 2014.
  • British American Tobacco (BAT) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st November, 2014.
  • Sanergy Job Vacancies in Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Rift Valley Railways Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • ACTED Job Vacancies - Apply by 31st Dec 2014.
  • ILRI jobs - Apply by 30th November 2014.
  • China Central Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
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  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons and Infection Prevention (Hygiene) Officers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Legal Action Worldwide Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Business Development Executive Employment Opportunity - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited (LASA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Kimetrica Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Meditec Systems Diagnostics Sales Representatives Jobs in Nyeri, Kisumu and Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Graduate Geologist Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th December 2014.
  • Procter & Gamble Regulations and Technical Relations Associate Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
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  • Communication, Media and Advocacy Officer TB ARC project - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Documentation Specialist Job in Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • CARE Somalia Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st November 2014.
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28 Nov 2014.
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  • Human Resources Manager Job in Kenya - Telecommunication Company - Apply by 30th November 2014.
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    Kitui County Drivers 37 Jobs in Kenya

    The County Government of Kitui

    County Public Service Board

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Sections 44, 45, 50, and 51 of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, Kitui County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the position below;

    Driver III

    Thirty Seven (37) Posts

    Job Group ‘D’

    Ksh10,380 x 480 – 10,860 x 510 – 11,370 p.m.

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, grade D Plain or its equivalent;
  • Have accident free driving experience of two (2) years;
  • Have a valid Class BCE driving license free from any current endorsement(s);
  • Have attended First-Aid Course lasting not less than one (1) week;
  • A certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving the assigned vehicle;
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical, tyre pressure, brake systems, etc.;
  • Detecting and reporting any malfunctioning of the vehicle systems;
  • Maintenance of work ticket(s) for assigned vehicle(s);
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road;
  • Overseeing safety of the passengers and/or goods therein;
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle(s).
  • Supervise and guide staff working under him/her in a small transport unit.

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the position applied for clearly marked on the left side and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 33-90200,
    Kitui

    Important information to all Candidates

    Salary, allowances and benefits shall be as determined and advised by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    Applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before 30th November 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Government of Kitui County is an equal employer.


    Millward Brown East Africa Scripting Executive Job in Kenya

    Job Description: Scripting Executive

    Main Purpose of the Job:

    A Scripting Executive takes overall responsibility for the efficient and timely delivery of scripting function within Millward Brown East Africa. He/She is responsible for communication with Client Service and Operations on projects assigned to him/her.

    The role involves ownership of project scripting, amending, deploying & closing scripts, managing script schedules (project setup to delivery), managing access to STG and ensuring timely delivery to Clients Service according to the agreed project specification.

    As scripting executive you will actively seek and communicate ways to improve project scripting at all times.

    Scripting Executive will be responsible for offering scripting related solutions and communicate the same to CS and Head of outsourcing and client liaison

    Main Duties & responsibilities

  • Project Scripting Setup
  • Receive scripting brief from CS, confirm receipt and agree delivery timings
  • Receive script prompt materials-Print ads, audios, video,etc - and incorporating them into the script
  • Communicating, negotiation and sharing timelines with CS & Outsourcing & Client Liaison Coordinator
  • Liaising with Client Service, Outsourcing & Client Liaison Coordinator on ‘Feasibility/Field ability’ of questionnaire
  • Liaise with CS in case of any change with the Questionnaire
  • Create a new Project into STG and supply the Project name
  • Prepare a Draft script in STG
  • Apply the skips\Routing throughout the script
  • Test the script alongside attendant prompt materials -Print ads, audios, video,etc - to make sure it is working right
  • Granting access rights into STG
  • Managing and maintaining projects in STG
  • Amend scripts to take care of any issues raised by QC/CS to finalise the script
  • Advising and communicating on scripts version to be used in data collection Deploying and closing scripts
  • Sample (10%) Data check after the pilot to make sure Skips/Routings are working right
  • Feedback on 10% data check to CS & Outsourcing & Client Liaison Coordinator

    Project Monitoring

  • Provide feedback as per agreed scripting frequency & format of updates with
  • CS/Outsourcing & Client Liaison Coordinator
  • Meeting deadlines and taking corrective action where necessary.
  • Handling Script-related queries from CS

    Quality Control

  • Develop key quality control procedures in Scripting
  • Ensure adherence of local quality standards as laid out in the scripting procedures
  • Conform to key quality control in project scripting as laid out in the ISO manuals

    Project Handover & Review

  • Preparation of scripting quality control reports
  • Organise and share projects scripting findings/areas of improvement with CS
  • Make recommendations to CS for improvements in future ISO
  • Name files to conform to ISO 20252
  • Documenting all projects files in the ISO folder

    Key performance measures

  • bThorough Knowledge of STG and scripting language
  • bCustomer Focus – CS & PM
  • bScripting - Accurate set up of projects
  • bMinimal queries on scripting & pilot data

    Key Dimensions of the Job

  • Ultimately responsible for the smooth project(s) scripting
  • Adherence to key scripting & STG processes, systems and internal controls to ensure the smooth running of the function
  • Build relationships with PM, QC, Finance and Outsourcing & Client Liaison Coordinator
  • Submitting project scripting updates, reports, reconciliations accurately and timorously
  • Sorting project scripting related queries/issues across the cycle timeously
  • Pro activeness and high alertness
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Partnering with CS, Finance, PM & QC
  • Ensure compliance in relation to MSRA code of conduct

    Important relationships

    Internal

  • Build a strong working relationship with CS, Finance, PM & QC
  • Work in partnership with client service & QC
  • Develop a co-operative interdepartmental relationship with CS, Finance, PM & QC External

  • Build a strong working relationship with suppliers(IMRB)

    Minimum Qualifications / Work Experience

    Previous experience of:

  • Scripting in STG, Dimensions
  • Exposure to questionnaire design
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with Survey to Go and Dimensions
  • Hands on knowledge of managing scripting for multiple projects
  • Excellent Numeric skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Above average communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Post college qualification would be advantageous
  • Project coordination and management skills would be advantageous
  • Experience working with CAPI/CATI would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the MSRA code of conduct

    Technical Competencies Required

  • Thorough knowledge of Survey to Go & Dimensions
  • Data tabulation & Analysis in Survey to Go
  • Data conversion from STG to SPSS/Dimensions/Quantum

    Working knowledge in Microsoft office packages:

  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Personal/Behavioural Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Co-operation and commitment

    Personal drive

  • Excellent attention to details and accuracy in working (proof reading and numbers)
  • Highly organised
  • Management of own self development
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to consult and share with others
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • View difficulties as challenges, retain optimism despite setbacks
  • Take ownership of problems and actions
  • Receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things
  • Common sense
  • Integrity and high ethical standards
  • Organisation chart
  • To report into the Outsourcing and Client Liaison Coordinator

    If you believe you meet the requirements for this position please forward your CV and a motivation letter to jobs.kenya@millwardbrown.com

    Closing date for submission is CoB 1st December 2014.

    *Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    InterContinental Nairobi Assistant Revenue Manager Job in Kenya

    Do you see yourself as an Assistant Revenue Manager?

    InterContinental Nairobi is looking for you to join our Revenue team as an Assistant Revenue Manager.

    Job Role:

    As a n Assistant Revenue Manager, you will be responsible of assisting driving all aspects of revenue management discipline in the department to maximize revenues and profit contribution, manage all aspects of competitor intelligence, pricing, management of room inventory, distribution channels, market segment mix, acceptance / denials of major group bookings.

    Core Work Activities

  • Anglicizing and Reporting Revenue Management Data and compiling information, analysing and monitoring actual sales against projected sales.
  • Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyses information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
  • Conducts sales strategy analysis and refines as appropriate to increase market share for all properties.
  • Maintains accurate reservation system information.
  • Analyses period end and other available systems data to identify trends, future need periods and obstacles to achieving goals.
  • Generates updates on transient segment each period.
  • Assists with account diagnostics process and validates conclusions.

    Managing Revenue Management Projects and Strategy

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Updates market knowledge and aligns strategies and approaches accordingly.
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Attends meetings to plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate and manage activities and solutions.
  • Establishes long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Takes a predetermined strategy and drives the execution of that strategy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (owners, corporate, guests, etc.).
  • Explores opportunities that drive profit, create value for clients, and encourage innovation; challenges existing processes/systems/products to make improvements.
  • Provides revenue management functional expertise to cluster general managers, leadership teams and market sales leaders.
  • Ensures hotel strategies conform to brand philosophies and initiatives.
  • Ensures that sales strategies and rate restrictions are communicated, implemented and modified as market conditions fluctuate.
  • Prepares sales strategy meeting agenda, supporting documentation.
  • Communicates pro actively with properties regarding rate restrictions and strategy.
  • Manages rooms inventory to maximize cluster rooms revenue.
  • Assists hotels with pricing and provides input on business evaluation recommendations.
  • Leads efforts to coordinate strategies between group sales offices.
  • Supports cluster selling initiatives by working with all reservation centers.
  • Uses reservations system and demand forecasting systems to determine, implement and control selling strategies.
  • Checks distribution channels for hotel positioning, information accuracy and competitor positioning.
  • Ensures property diagnostic processes (PDP) are used to maximize revenue and profits.
  • Initiates, implements and evaluates revenue tests.
  • Provides recommendations to improve effectiveness of revenue management processes.
  • Communicates brand initiatives, demand and market analysis to hotels/clusters/franchise partners/owners.
  • Promotes and protects brand equity.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree holder from an accredited university in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Economics, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major / higher education qualification / equivalent in Revenue management or related field.
  • 5 years experience in revenue management, sales and marketing, or related professional area.
  • Good command in English.
  • Pro active approach, with strong drive for results and a track record of achievement.
  • In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount schemes and the chance to work with a great team of people.

    Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

    So what's your passion?

    Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG by 5th December 2014.

    See; InterContinental Nairobi Assistant Revenue Manager Job in Kenya and get to apply for the job.


    CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Supervisor: Senior Manager

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    About the Organization:

    CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

    The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

    Purpose of the role:

    The Project Coordinator will be charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the Centres, support in project implementation and ensure that all Centre activities take place in accordance with the program calendar.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively network with local authorities, partners and stakeholders for the success of the program.
  • Monitor and oversee the student selection process and ensure that all students admitted in the centre adhere to program admission criteria.
  • Forming linkages with various partners to obtain intern ship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Ensure that Centres acquire intern ship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Hold regular meetings with Centre staff to get updates on the progress of the Centres and address any challenges arising.
  • Closely monitor facilitators and Centre Coordinators performance to be able to continually improve the performance of the Centres.
  • Ensure that Centre activities are implemented in accordance with the program guidelines.
  • Develop and build positive relationships with different stake holders from different industries.
  • Actively create awareness and promote the program.
  • Prepare and submit accurate reports in line with the project requirements.
  • Carry out post placement studies to assess the progress of the students at the work place.
  • Conduct employers’ satisfaction studies from time to time to get feedback from employers.
  • Use the feedback obtained from the post placement studies to make any necessary changes that will have positive impact on the program.
  • Maintain a list of partners supporting the program.
  • Ensure that Centres prepare monthly budgets, review them and submit them for approval.
  • Ensure that Centres have all the necessary supplies to operate smoothly.
  • Identify and propose potential organizations to partner with.
  • Maintain constant communication with the Centres to get updates on the Centre progress.
  • Coordinate program mobilization initiatives to recruit students into the program.
  • Supervise staff in implementation of project activities, strategies and procedures.
  • Provide hands on training to Centre staff in the running of the Centres.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or sociology or community development.
  • Two years’ work experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in implementing a youth project.
  • Understanding the project cycle management.
  • Honesty and Integrity Excellent Training skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Interested
  • Strong report writing skills and networking skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

    This position is on full time basis.

    To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV and cover letter to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com by 5th December 2014.

    Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment.

    Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Africa Nazarene University Examinations Office Administrative Assistants Jobs in Kenya

    Africa Nazarene University is a Christian University that integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times.

    It is sponsored by the Church of Nazarene, an international Protestant denomination in the holiness tradition.

    Applications are invited from qualified professionals to fill position of Senior Administrative Assistant and Administrative Assistant at the Examinations Office.

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Sciences from a recognized University, with over five (5) years’ experience in institutions of higher learning.

    Applicants at Masters Level shall have an added advantage.

    Administrative Assistant

    Job Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Sciences from a recognized University, with three (3) years’ experience in institutions of higher learning.

    Responsibilities:

  • To provide administrative services in the University examination office, dissemination of information to students amongst other duties.

  • In addition to either of the position above the person must be of high integrity, proficient in computer applications, excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.

    Applicants should give full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present salary and other benefits and enclose copies of certificates, pay slip and testimonials giving the names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

    Applications should be sent to the address shown below:

    The Vice Chancellor
    Africa Nazarene University
    P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
    Nairobi.

    Applications should reach the office not later than Thursday 5.00pm, 11th December, 2014.

    Applications could also be dropped at our Nairobi Campus located at the Stanbank Building or Aghro House, Moi Avenue.

    Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Kenya Pediatric Studies Neurocognitive Tester Job in Nairobi Kenya - Impact of HIV on Neurodevelopment in Kenya (INK) Study

    Advertisements for INK Project Staff: Neurocognitive Tester (1 Position), INK Project The Kenya Pediatric Studies (KPS) Team is looking for a Neurocognitive Tester for the Impact of HIV on Neurodevelopment in Kenya (INK) Study.

    The position is based in Nairobi.

    The INK Study is funded by a 5 year grant from the National Instiutes of Health and is led by Dr. Sarah Benki-Nugent (Global Health, Univ. of Washington).

    The KPS Team is led by Dr. Dalton Wamalwa (Paediatrics, University of Nairobi) and Dr. Grace John-Stewart (Global Health, Univ. of Washington) and focuses on a variety of research questions related to care and management of HIV infected children.

    Responsibilities:

  • Become proficient in performing intensive child neurocognitive testing in a research environment
  • Administer a battery of neurocognitive tests for cognitive ability, executive function, attention, motor skills, and school achievement in school-aged children.

    The battery includes the following tests:

  • Test of Variables of Attention
  • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function
  • Kauffman Assessment Battery for Children
  • Maintain study participant confidentiality
  • Respectfully interact with caregivers, and administer intake forms a detailed questionnaire to caregivers
  • Be video recorded while conducting testing for team review in order to maintain high quality testing skills over the long term
  • Review test forms for accuracy, completeness, and errors in real time
  • Assist with video recording of testing for quality control and manage video files
  • Assist with data entry and manage data collection forms
  • Assist with visit scheduling
  • Assist with any study implementation tasks for the KPS team

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized institution with coursework in Psychology, major in Psychology is desired
  • Interest in child development
  • Strong rapport with small children
  • Available to work 40 hours per week
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated track record for punctuality and reliability
  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.

    The interview process will involve a half day training workshop for performing the Kauffman Assessment Battery for Children.

    Interested applicants should send the following to drirenenjenga@gmail.com by 10th December 2014

    Cover letter stating current position of employment with responsibilities (if applicable), current salary and date of availability to begin work on the project Current Curriculum Vitae with e-mail address, telephone number, names and telephone contacts of at least three referees; copies of certificates; at least two (2) letters of recommendation (minimum) and a copy of last pay slip


    Forum for International Cooperation - End of Project Evaluation

    Background

    The project ‘Empowering Young Workers in the Port and Maritime sector of Mombasa’ has its overall aim of improving young workers’ working conditions within the port and maritime sector in Mombasa, Kenya.

    The project, is funded by DANIDA through FIC:

    Forum for International Cooperation (A Danish NGO) and is developed in partnership with three local labour organizations, namely; Kenya Dockworkers Union, Kenya Seafarers Union and Kenya Shipping Clearing and Warehouses Workers Union (KSCWWU).

    Employers and relevant government institutions, such as Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) are also important stakeholders.

    The project was launched in January 2012 and all activities are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

    Overall objective:

  • To improve young workers working conditions within the port and maritime sector of Kenya.

    Immediate objectives

    Young Workers in the port and maritime sectors are aware of their labour rights and are taking active roles of influencing change towards fairness, justice and greater welfare.

    The capacity of Trade unions to champion the rights, concerns and challenges of young workers in the port and maritime sector is strengthened.

    Indicators for immediate objective 1:

    Young workers from each private company, Grain Bulk and Maersk Shipping lines, Kenya Ferry, have either registered a trade union or at least one third have joined a union of their choice by the end of 2013.

    (Means of Verification: copies of trade union registration certificate and agreement signed by employers or list of members from trade unions)

    At least 30 per cent of young workers in the port and maritime sector can demonstrate basic knowledge of their constitutional and labour rights as workers.

    Can demonstrate essential knowledge on safety at work, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, consequences and preventive measures (Means of Verification: End review/survey reports).

    Young workers in the port are actively involved in addressing issues affecting their working conditions, incl. safety and health, HIV/Aids, drug abuse, sexual harassment, observance of constitutional and labour rights (means of verification: activity reports, end review).

    Indicators for immediate objective 2

    Young workers’ policy and strategy is developed and implemented in each of the existing trade unions by the end of the 2013.

    Issues and concerns that are specific to young workers are addressed. (means of verification: Young workers policy document)

    Membership of young workers in trade union activities and leadership has increased by at least 30 per cent during the second year of the project (August 2013).

    (Means of verification: Trade union membership database and registrations on committee members).

    All involved trade unions are capable of and do advocate for young workers rights at work towards employees/members, towards employers and other relevant stakeholders or decision makers.

    (Means of verification: Advocacy reports)

    The involved trade unions have improved their performance in respect of democratic and transparent management, defending members’ rights and obtaining good bargaining results.

    (Means of verification:, organisational assessments start and end project) Common indicators to objective 1 and 2.

    Young workers have strengthened cooperation through well-functioning network across the port and maritime sectors for greater solidarity and learning by October 2014.

    The cooperation is anchored in the three unions (Means of verification: network reports).

    Working conditions in the port have improved for at least 30 % of the young workers in the port and maritime sector; e.g. salary, employment contracts, safety and health, work hours, unjustified dismissals, abuses etc.

    (Means of Verification: End review/survey reports ctr. baseline)

    The project organization

    The project organisation is set up to ensure that the ownership and responsibility for the daily running and implementation of the project is with the local partners. The division of responsibilities and tasks are clearly defined.

    The project Steering Committee

    The steering committee is the superior advisory and decisive organ of the project, within the framework of the approved project description.

    The SC secures a direct communication between the involved parties, from target group to management/leadership level.

    The steering committee includes 2 representatives from each of the unions involved in the project (Kenya Dockworkers Union, Kenya Seafarers Union and Kenya Shipping Clearing and Warehouses Workers Union).

    The 2 representatives from each of the organisations includes 1 representative from the national board of the union and one representative of the young workers in the union.

    KPA participated as employers and Kenya Maritime Authority as a key stakeholder in the sector.

    The local project coordinator and a representative of FIC are part of the project steering committee.

    The Steering Committee meets at the end of every quarter for the first year and 3 meetings a year for the second and third year. The Steering Committee is actively involved in both planning and monitoring of the project activities.

    The representation of all partner organizations in the steering committee is supposed to ensure all partners participation in decision-making.

    The activity plan is to be revised according to the recommendation by the SC and all the reports for monitoring purposes: activity progress and financial reports are to be discussed and decided on in the project steering committee.

    The Dock Workers Union is the lead partner in the project with overall responsibility of the project implementation and provides both the leadership role and the coordination of the overall project implementation.

    DWU also has a special role in supporting and “mentoring” the capacity building of Seafarers and Warehouse Workers Union.

    The Project Coordinator is to be answerable to the Steering Committee, but contracted by the DWU.

    The project coordinator is responsible for the daily management of the project and works under the supervision of the FIC coordinator in Kenya and The GS of the Dockworkers union.

    Final Evaluation

    The final evaluation is planned to take place at the beginning of December 2014 and is to be conducted by an external M&E consultant in cooperation with Dockworkers Union and FIC.

    By the end of December 2014 the final evaluation preliminary report will be completed and handed in to the Project Steering Committee.

    Objective of the final evaluation

    The objective of the final evaluation is to assess the overall progress and performance of the project activities as well as the methods used, and, accordingly, to capture good experiences and need for changes.

    The report will respond to the 5 DAC criteria that are defined below with related questions:

    Criteria Evaluation issues Questions Effectiveness

    “The extent to which the development intervention’s objectives were achieved, or are expected to be achieved, taking into account their relative importance”.

    To what degree has the project succeeded in meeting its objectives?

    What intended results and unintended results have been achieved through the project?

    (According to the outputs and outcomes described in the project LFA) Relevance

    The extent to which the objectives of a development intervention are consistent with beneficiaries’ requirement, country needs, global priorities and partners’ and donors’ policies”.

    Is the project relevant to the target group’s needs and requirements?

    Is the strategy to employ to the problems faced by the target group the right strategy?

    What is the relevance of the partners that have been selected and of the approach taken to the operationalization of the Strategy?

    Efficiency:

    “A measure of how economically

    resources/inputs (funds, expertise,

    Time, etc.) are converted to results Has the funding been spent in an optimal way to obtain results? Has the project spent money on activities that benefit the target group?

    Sustainability:

    The degree to which the processes started and results obtained can be expected to remain in place after program completion.”

    What measures have been taken to make the project sustainable?

    Do these measures seem realistic and what are the chances that the initiatives will continue?

    What factors are influencing the efforts to make the project sustainable?

    In what way is the involvement of the local authorities ensuring the sustainability?

    An assessment of the sustainability strategy developed by the project partners.

    Is it likely to be implemented after project closure?

    Impact: The lasting changes – positive as well as negative, planned as well as unplanned – arising from the program.

    What is the impact of the different interventions of the project in a longer perspective?

    Of the trainings, advocacy, workplace meetings and awareness on labour rights, HIV/AIDS and occupational health and safety?

    In what way is the project influencing the lives of the target group?

    How has the advocacy initiatives influenced the situation of the target group?

    How has the organizational capacity building strengthened each of the organizations to continue championing the rights and welfare of the workers in general and young workers in particular?

    The final evaluation should further include considerations concerning:

  • Effectiveness of the project monitoring procedures.
  • This includes an assessment of the structuring of the monitoring by the project staff and the methods used in the monitoring.
  • The quality and timeliness of reporting and accounting.
  • Effectiveness of the project team in general, including the procedures and division of responsibilities among the project team.
  • An assessment of the partner trade unions and various working groups formed during the project period; such as TOTs.

  • Are the organisations functioning as planned and, the cooperation with the implementing partner organisations been successful and what lessons can be learned from the process?
  • What lessons can be learned from this project for the partners in their future work?

    Can the results be used as case studies for other organisations?

  • The Immediate Impact of project activities on the participating young workers.

  • What has been the results of the unions working together? Has that increased their learning, strength, influence and performance?
  • Major constraints to the project (organisational, legislative, structural, administrative, managerial, financial etc.)
  • Lessons learned from project implementation

    Methodology

    The final evaluation will be conducted by qualified M&E external consultant in cooperation with FIC Programme Coordinator and the Project Coordinator based in Mombasa.

    The following documents and tools are going to be used: LFA, the quarterly progress reports, Mid-term review report and other relevant data, including the database, gathered during project implementation.

    Finally, he/she will conduct personal as well as focus group interviews with the project partners, representatives from the Steering Committee, representatives from the employers, consultants and other stakeholders such as International Transport Federation (ITF), Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

    The project coordinator and the partner organisations will assist the evaluator when needed and ensure that the evaluator complies with the framework stipulated in these Terms of Reference.

    The report will be brief (no more than 40 pages) and summarize findings, conclusions and recommendations.

    The report should be structured in line with the DAC criteria.

    The initial findings will be presented at the Steering Committee meeting for validation.

    How to Apply:

    Interested consultant should send their expression of interest and detailed CVs before 2nd December 2014.

    This should be addressed to:

    sudi.joria@gmail.com and Casparpedo@gmail.com


    Adventist Development and Relief Agency International - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop and maintain a database of projects for the organization with key information and statistics
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, evaluation and feedback tools/systems
  • Coordinate field needs assessment and analyse assessment results in coordination with program personnel
  • Collate and compile data and statistics by sector, on beneficiaries, project locations and impacts
  • Work in conjunction with the Programs Director and contribute to the development of proposals in new sectors.
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, evaluation and feedback tools/systems
  • Participate in regular project reviews
  • Coordinate with Program and Project Managers and Program Managers to ensure regular field visits to project sites and data collection.
  • Ensure effective project monitoring
  • Assist in project baseline, mid-line and end line studies as requested by the project/sector coordinators and help in reviewing draft reports submitted by consultants
  • Provide technical assistance in project planning, assisting programs in translating operational plan into actions, defining work priorities and performance through participatory mentoring and onsite visits as needed and requested by project coordinator

    How to Apply:

    To apply kindly send your application including your CV and current salary to hr@adrasom.org not later than 10th December 2014.


    UN Children's Fund Development of District WASH Emergency Contingency and Preparedness Plans in South Central Somalia

    Title: Consultancy for the development of District WASH Emergency Contingency and Preparedness Plans in South Central Somalia

    Category & Level: NO-C

    Type of contract: Special Service Agreement

    Length of contract: 4.5 months

    Organization Unit: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

    Date of issue: 25 November 2014

    Closing date: 4th December 2014

    Background

    Purpose and Objectives

    Somalia has been facing chronic emergencies due to ongoing fighting for more than two decades now coupled with recurrent droughts, disease outbreaks and floods.

    Poor access to safe drinking water and lack of adequate sanitation facilities together with poor hygienic practices are major threats for the survival and development of children in Somalia.

    The low coverage in safe water supply which stands at 29%, with more than 80% of rural population practicing open defecation, confirms the extent to which the water, sanitation and hygiene sub-sectors have been affected by the conflict.

    A mix of factors contribute to the continued dire situation in Somalia, including insecurity from the on-going fighting/incursions, climatic factors (poor and/or irregular rains; flooding and seasonal droughts), lack of humanitarian access in some areas, increased use of damaging coping mechanisms, increased vulnerability and decreased resilience, areas with poor performance of crops (insect infestation, prolific weeds), lack of access to markets, restriction of commercial and population movements and deep-rooted poverty.

    In response to the growing humanitarian situation, a joint national Contingency Plan for WASH and nutrition has recently been developed.

    The contingency plan strengthens the Federal and Regional governments’ capacity to better prepare for floods, conflict, disease outbreak, locusts and cyclone within the Somaliland, South Central, and Puntland regions.

    The Contingency Plan outlines the key scenarios and its relevant trigger indicator(s) and threshold values.

    In addition, the Contingency Plan outlines the relevant interventions and its activities required for each sector (WASH and nutrition).

    Scope

    To further strengthen the Federal and Regional governments’ capacity to better prepare and respond to key hazards there is a need to have district level WASH contingency plans.

    A WASH EPRP/CP at district level will serve as a management tool that would be used to analyze the impact of potential crises and ensure that adequate and appropriate arrangements/preparedness/prepositioning are made in order to respond in a timely and effective way to the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of the affected populations in Somalia.

    In this framework and as a first step, it is envisioned that a total of seventeen contingency plans will be developed at the district level, ten (Belet Weyne, Afmadow, Baidoa, Jowhar, Hudur, Bakol, Adadao, Kismayo, Qoryoley, Luuq, Badhadhe, Merka) of seventeen districts will from South Central Somalia, three (Bossaso, Dangoroyo, Dhahar) from Puntland and three (Ainabo, Lasanold, Elefwenin) from Somaliland.

    To ensure national and district-level ownership and integration by the authorities, the district WASH EPRP/CP will an integral part of the federal and regional government preparedness and response plans.

    The WASH EPRP/CP will provides a common framework to guide the action of all partners with an oversight by the district authorities.

    It does not replace the need for planning by individual agencies in relation to the their mandate and responsibilities within clusters, but it provides focus and coherence to the various levels of planning that are required to effectively mount a humanitarian response.

    Purpose of Assignment

    The purpose of this consultancy is to work with district local authorities, the line ministries and government emergency/disaster preparedness management and coordination agencies in all the three regions to come up with a comprehensive WASH EPRP/CP section that would increase the level of district preparedness and enhance the district’s ability to provide a timely and effective humanitarian response in the country.

    Objectives:

  • To provide technical support to the line ministries and local authorities, emergency preparedness management and state disaster coordination agencies to develop comprehensive WASH district Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans.

    These response plans interconnected to the national joint WASH and nutrition contingency plans.

  • To lead in the analysis of recurrent hazards and risks within each district, building scenarios and development of planning assumptions for the WASH EPRP/CP that would help the government and partners in early planning and forecasting.
  • To facilitate a consultative process within the specified districts to ensure ownership and coordination of the WASH EPRP/CP under the leadership of the disaster preparedness agencies of the respective district authorities.
  • To recommend effective disaster preparedness management structures and budget needs at district level to be able to timely respond to WASH emergencies.

    Management, Organization and Time frame

    This section provides the structural relationships of involved bodies and individuals, as well as the implementation timetable and steps to be undertaken in the process of conducting the consultancy assignment

    Management

    The consultant will be recruited in line with standard UNICEF procedures for special service agreements.

    The consultant will report to the Chief of WASH Programme.

    The WASH cluster coordinator in conjunction with UNICEF WASH section and in close collaboration with the WASH teams at the three UNICEF field offices will take the responsibility of guiding the consultancy.

  • The consultant will be provided with office space, logistical support, administrative needs within the zonal offices in Somalia and USSC in Nairobi.
  • The consultant should provide their own laptop.
  • A working week is defined as 5 working days
  • DSA for travel to Somalia will be provided at UN rates
  • DSA and travel for as an international consultant will be negotiated.

    The consultancy will facilitate a consultative process involving the district authorities and regional line ministries of health, water resources, planning, government emergency/disaster preparedness management and coordination agencies and partners within the respective districts to develop a feasible comprehensive preparedness and response plans.

    Organization

    In line with the stated objectives, the exercise will be organized such that the consultant will liaise with regional supply hub managers, WASH Cluster regional/district focal persons and district authorities to develop and agree on the appropriate methodology.

    The exercise will build upon the national contingency plan structure and the consultant will share the methodology to develop WASH EPRP/CP in the inception report before field work starts in the respective districts.

    Work plan and tentative Time schedule

    The consultant will be expected to sign a contract, by mid-December, which will commit him/her to commission the actual EPRP/CP and providing the agreed upon services on agreed upon dates falling between 17th December 2014 to 30th April, 2015.

    The consultant shall be expected to confirm availability within this time frame.

    Methodology and Technical Approach

    It is proposed that the organization of the exercise will be conducted in a participatory manner that will enable the district authorities, authorities at the line ministries and state agencies responsible for disaster management in Puntland, Somaliland and Central South Somalia, UN agencies, local and international NGOs, CBOs, private sectors and other civil society stakeholders to participate.

    The process will entail discussions and orientation on the overall task, to agree on the requirement, scope and added value of the outcome documentation.

  • It will involve a series of planning and consultative meetings and workshop sessions.

  • To ensure an inclusive planning process; development of the district WASH EPRP will follow a structured and logical process of analysis of hazards and risks, development of scenarios planning assumptions, and response planning and identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, this based on the National wash and Nutrition Contingency plan recently elaborated.

  • The exercise will be anchored on the common recurring multi-hazards that each of the target districts experience frequently.

    The consultant shall perform the following tasks.

  • Review of relevant sectoral documents, disaster management plans, and WASH cluster information for Somalia.
  • Development of planning tools to be used in the planning process.
  • Facilitate consultations for development of the WASH emergency preparedness and response plans / contingency plans highlighting the most common hazards, frequency and pattern of occurrence, average numbers of people affected in each district.
  • Drafting of the district WASH emergency preparedness and response plans.

  • Field Visits and Consultative Sessions

  • Consultative sessions will be carried out with stakeholders while key informants for the focus group discussions will be identified in consultation with the respective regional supply hub managers.

    Sessions will also include WASH cluster partners (active and non-active local NGOs).

    While in the field, the consultant will carry out group discussions with beneficiary households.

    These field visits will be facilitated by the respective UNICEF zonal offices and the regional/district Wash Cluster focal persons and supply hub manager, which will also provide the administrative base for information exchange with key informants and communities.

    Deliverable at the end of the Assignment

    The expected deliverables of the consultancy will include:

  • Inception report
  • First draft WASH EPRP by district
  • Second draft WASH EPRP by district
  • Final reports district WASH EPRP reports (word document and PowerPoint)

    Qualifications

    The consultants should have the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree preferably in public health, disaster management and related fields with extensive work experience (at least 4 years)
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform (2005) and cluster approach, effectiveness of humanitarian responses and strategies for strengthening of partnerships would be an added value.
  • Experience in developing contingency plans for East Africa is an added advantage
  • Experience with participatory processes and methods - ability to organize and facilitate planning workshops is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to formulate and articulate ideas clearly in English (writing skills are critical);
  • Experience of the cultural setting of Somalia, preferably with previous working experience at the other social sector policy levels in the country and good knowledge of the social sector environment in Somalia;
  • Ability to work with people from a broad range of cultures - willingness to work in difficult circumstances;

    Remuneration

  • The consultancy fees will be set according to UNICEF standards applicable for national and international consultants. The contract will be processed in accordance with UNICEF standard procedures for special service agreements.
  • Consultants should have Medical Insurance before signing the contract.
  • No hazard/danger pay shall be paid to the consultants whilst in Somalia.
  • UNICEF Somalia will be responsible to cover return air tickets from and to the home country.

    The Office will also cover travel to/from and within Somalia.

  • Remuneration will be made deliverable-based.

  • 25% upon completion of the inception report;
  • 40% upon completion of the second Draft;
  • Remaining 35% upon completion of the final report and summary power-point presentation

    How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form P11, updated CV attaching copies of academic certificates to the email below. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).

    Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) which can be downloaded at Job Title will not be considered.*Please indicate your expected fee for the assignment - applications without quotation for fee will not be considered*.

    The fee should be quoted as a lump sum, with any travel costs and daily subsistence amounts indicated separately.

    Applicants must quote the vacancy number (UNICEF-SOM/2014/055) and post title in the subject line of the application.

    Email application to: somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


    M&E Officer Job in Kenya

    Accountabilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the field-based implementation of an M&E strategy for the ARP Loima programme that reflects the result based management approach.
  • Oversee the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, including a database, analysis of data and ensuring that findings are fed back into programme.
  • Work with project staff to maintain quality assurances of data collected; ensure that data is collected and entered into database on a regular basis;
  • Review and revise tools for data collection in conjunction with Trocaire staff.
  • Participate in the secondary analysis of existing data, routinely collected data, and data collected from key informant interviews with community members and beneficiaries, representatives within the civil society and the government sector, and focus group discussions.
  • Compile and validate monitoring data, including HEA data, on a regular basis for senior management.
  • Contribute to the development of tools to ensure upward and downward accountability across the ARP Loima project and ensure beneficiary participation in these processes.
  • Where relevant ensure that complaints and feedback mechanisms are in place and functional to ensure timely feedback is given to the beneficiaries and is properly documented.
  • Ensure M&E and other learning documents are filed in hard and soft copies.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of mechanisms for capturing, analyzing, reporting, sharing and applying M&E findings, information, lessons learned, and best practices.
  • Ensure learning across the ARP Loima programme and that this learning is documented, shared through articles/ websites and other forms of media among staff and partners.
  • Facilitate cross-fertilisation of good practices between DoL and Trócaire and with other organisations.
  • Participate actively in team and programme meetings.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Experience:

  • At least 2 years relevant professional M&E experience
  • Demonstrated M&E field experience; skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analysing data to meet both organisational and donor priorities.
  • Experience developing SMART indicators and M&E systems that capture impact
  • Understanding of donor expectations and trends for M&E.
  • Experience of working closely and in participation with local communities in the development and implementation of M&E systems
  • Experience producing timely, detailed, accurate and informative reports to meet organisational and donor requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods.

    Qualifications:

  • Degree in Project Management, Development Studies and/or any other related discipline
  • Skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage heavy workloads, to multi-task and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Fluent written and spoken English, Kiswahili and Ng’aturkana
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative

    How to Apply:

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement DOL/VA/02/2014with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees.

    All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked:

    Confidential

    DOL/VA/02/2014 and sent to:

    Human Resources Officer
    Catholic Diocese of Lodwar
    P.O. Box 101
    LODWAR, 30500

    Hand deliveries can be dropped at the Reception at Diocese Of Lodwar Offices St Mathews block and emailrecruitment@dioceseoflodwar.com & asalresilienceproject@dioceseoflodwar.com, by 15 Dec 2014.


    Veterinary Officer Job in Kenya

    Accountabilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Veterinary Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate training on Animal health production and participate fully in the participatory disease surveillance
  • Provide technical advisory related to veterinary services to the diocese and manage the breed improvement strategy for livestock.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Mass Vaccination Activities in Loima
  • Supervise the management of the Community Agro-vets, Mobile Veterinary Clinics and
  • Community forums on the Participatory Disease Surveillance and Value Chain Addition.
  • Assist in conducting regular meetings with local administration on Animal Health activities and handle complaints and feedback raised at the community level;
  • Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievements and constraints and provide feedback accordingly;
  • Report periodically to the project coordinator on the relevant events regarding Animal Health activities;
  • Identify potential problems in the programme and discuss remedial action with project authorities or report to appropriate personnel;
  • Assist with organizing Donor and VIP missions to FDP Sites
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree holder in Veterinary Medicine and must be registered with Kenya Veterinary Board.
  • At least two years of progressive responsible support experience with at least one year in the field of project implementation, including monitoring, coordination and reporting and another related field.
  • Training and/or experience in using computers including Word, Excel.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, courtesy, tact and the ability to work and communicate effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to interpret and analyse a wide variety of programme issues and statistical information, and to maintain accurate and precise records.
  • Ability to work systematically, use initiative, good judgement and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals.
  • Very good knowledge of English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge in Ngaturkana will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply:

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement DOL/ARP/VA/02/2014with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees.

    All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked:

    Confidential

    DOL/ARP/VA/02/2014 and sent to:

    Human Resources Officer
    Catholic Diocese of Lodwar
    P.O. Box 101
    LODWAR, 30500

    Hand deliveries can be dropped at the Reception at Diocese Of Lodwar Offices St Mathews block and email to recruitment@dioceseoflodwar.com & asalresilienceproject@dioceseoflodwar.com/ by 15th December 2014.


    BAT Jobs in Thika Kenya

    British American Tobacco

    1. Job Title: Administrative Assistant

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Leaf Administrative Assistant, working with the Green Leaf Threshing (GLT) team based in Thika.

    Purpose Statement:

    The role of the GLT Administrative Assistant is key to the Successful attainment of the GLT objectives, and to the engagement and relationship between GLT and other stakeholders, both internal and external.

    The role supports the GLT team to manage the supply of product and other services to the commercial arm of the business.

    This is achieved by providing comprehensive and pro active administrative support services to the Head of Leaf and the Leaf department (GLT & Leaf growing) so as to ensure an effective and efficient running office.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Develop & implement records schedules in line with company guidelines to ensure that Company records management policies are followed by all in the Leaf department.
  • Raising of leaf purchase requisitions and liaise with relevant functions to ensure timely payments of the departments suppliers
  • Compilation of leaf operational monthly reports.
  • Administration of global travel arrangements in transportation and airport transfers, hotel booking, visa applications and conference arrangements, workshops and team building events for the Functions, top team and other employees of the Leaf department.
  • Identify and utilize the best ideas to ensure effective and costs effective upkeep of the site and staff welfare issues.
  • Coordinate the GLT information cascades and general communications to departments’ staff and as an information link to outside parties.

    Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelors degree in a business course/Diploma in social sciences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication in both verbal and written form
  • At least two years’ experience in an administrative role.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to establish priorities, maintain confidentiality and work under pressure.
  • Confidence to use own initiative, keen and ability to anticipate requirements and plan ahead.
  • Ability to work without supervision.

    2. Job Title: Environmental Health & Safety Executive

    Reporting to: Environmental Health & Safety Manager

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Purpose Statement:

    The incumbent is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the best practices of environment, health and safety standards within the Nairobi factory in line with legal and corporate requirements.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Inspection of the premises for identification and elimination of activities/situations that may be regarded as potential hazards
  • Monitoring of contractors’ activities for compliance to the EHS guidelines and Permit To Work process

  • Inducting all new employees and contractor on the EHS guideline.
  • Review and update of risk assessments for the site operations.
  • Prepare and plan for EHS in-house trainings
  • Participate in incident accident investigations
  • Monitor waste management/segregation process
  • Management of the fumigation and pest control programme
  • Ensure availability of adequate number of trained first aiders, fire fighters and ambulance drivers.
  • Ensure on time in full implementation of the fire protection contracts, fumigation contract and effluent treatment contracts.
  • Ensure availability of adequate and quality personal protective equipment.
  • Coordinate internal EHS reviews and audits for factory operations and 3rd party contractor services
  • Preparation and management of all EHS records and documentation
  • Coordinate the various statutory/corporate medical checkups for staff and contractors onsite.
  • Liaise with external auditors for statutory audits, Government inspectors for facilitation of inspections and other external stakeholders on EHS issues.
  • Develop and implement ideas that will enhance EHS awareness across the business.
  • Ensure compliance of EHS requirements for key site projects

    Skills and Experience

  • 2-3 years working in a FMCG factory in a similar position.
  • Degree in Engineering
  • Qualification in EHS will be an added advantage
  • Interpersonal skills: Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Sound understanding of risk management principles and their application in business
  • Equity Statement: British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer

    3. Job Title: Brand Executive

    Purpose Statement:

  • Assist the Brand Manager in the development and implementation of brand marketing strategies in order to maximize brand potential through developing, communicating, implementing and evaluating brand operational plans and guidelines covering packaging, product, consumer engagement and pricing in line with brand objectives.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Development and management of research methodologies in consultation with Market Research & Insights (MR&I) team.
  • Development and management of packaging and product initiatives and all elements relating to the brands Consumer Engagement platform in accordance with the budget, timing and overall Company objectives.
  • Contribute to formulation of East & Central Africa Area (ECAA) brand objectives and strategies in agreement with the Regional Brand Guidelines and in consultation with the Brand Management team.
  • Provide recommendations based on the research findings to optimize brand performance in line with company marketing objectives
  • Manage development of programmes/communication to manage price relativities of the brand across all channels in line with the brand’s role in the portfolio and
  • Operating company’s requirements.
  • Based on Area brand strategies and plans, and following end market specific requirements, manage product & packaging developments briefs in accordance with international guidelines.

    Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Marketing or a business related field.
  • Professional qualification in Marketing is an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience in Brand Marketing at other FMCG companies or world class communication agency or experience in Trade Marketing role, demonstrating a thorough understanding and knowledge of Consumer and Trade marketing functional competencies.

    Desirable Experience

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be fluent in English. Ability to speak French is an added advantage.
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently.
  • Computer literacy & Strong analytical skills as well as strategic thinking abilities

    4. Job Title: Area Manager

    Purpose Statement:

    The Area Sales Manager’s responsibility will be to provide Leadership through Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Management of relationship with both Internal and external stakeholders, coaching of team and development, ownership of infrastructure & processes aimed at Trade Marketing and Distribution (TM&D) excellence.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Manage BAT’s appointed distributor to deliver the volume objectives, grow & defend market share & grow value with Profit & Loss accountability.
  • Defend market share through winning portfolio strategy and successful implementation of key brand initiatives in a highly regulated environment.
  • Accountable for Performance Management, Learning & Development and Talent Management of BAT Trade Marketing Team and Distributor staff (including Distributor senior management team).
  • Deliver area financial objectives by forecasting business requirements; Implementation of pricing strategy, management of annual budget with corrective actions to deliver value
  • Effective management of Point of Purchase (POP) activities to reflect cycle planning and brand portfolio strategy
  • Management of Key accounts, planning & implementation of short & long term strategies in line with overall business objectives
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the entire supply chain for effective secondary chain management, to meet the strategic business objectives; optimization of stocks levels through proper forecasting & re-distribution schedules to heighten working capital and improve efficiency.
  • Ensure the BAT & Distributor team in the area operates as per regulatory framework.
  • Drive unnecessary costs out of the business and mirror the same for the distributor through business reviews by identifying specific areas of cost reduction.
  • Build and maintain a control environment in line with control guidelines and ensure that all audit action points are addressed

    Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Business degree in Business Administration / Marketing;
  • At least 4 years' experience in an FMCG category. Should have held position of Area Manager or similar;
  • Minimum 4 years TM&D Management with good knowledge of TM&D best practice and demand forecasting;
  • Proven people leadership skills with ability to motivate and energise field force team.

    5. Job Title: Senior Leaf Technician

    Reporting to: Area Leaf Manager

    Location: Malakisi Leaf Centre

    Purpose Statement:

    To supervise leaf extension services to achieve agreed quantity quality and cost objectives.

    Key Accountabilities

  • To supervise extension services to achieve agreed company quantity, quality and cost objectives
  • Timely prepare, obtain approval from the Area Leaf Manager, implement and continuously monitor a crop action plan for the production of the agreed quality, quantity and cost of tobacco leaf.
  • Timely evaluate and communicate to the Area Leaf Manager progress on the approved action plan and leaf centre objectives to enable timely, effective and efficient decision making.
  • Provide professional technical guidance and assistance to the extension contractors and farmers to enable them grow high quality and quantity of tobacco for maximum returns to the farmers
  • Continuously evaluate competitor activity and put in place proactive mitigating measures to maintain competitive advantage.
  • Disseminate as appropriate company policy on growing tobacco to farmers and the community.
  • Implement, supervise and ensure compliance by all direct and indirect reports on all company guidelines and policies
  • Effectively supervise loans issued to farmers to ensure crop quality and quantity objectives are met while minimising the risk of loan defaulting
  • Identify, evaluate and manage business risks within the supervision units’ environment, implementing short and long term management measures while obtaining necessary approvals from the Area Leaf Manager.
  • Train, develop and motivate all staff to ensure optimal individual output.
  • Identify community development projects in the area in liaison with the local leadership, communicate the same and supervise the implementation of those approved.
  • On a continuous basis manage employee welfare in the supervision unit.
  • Continuously evaluate current practices in supervision unit in order to identify and recommend possible areas of improvement.

    Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Horticulture, Agroforestry or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ related experience
  • Proven ability to disseminate information, engage and train farmers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

    General:

    The company reserves the right not to make any appointments as a result of the selection process.

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate

    Working at BAT:

    British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future.

    Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

    If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.

    To apply please visit BAT Jobs in Thika Kenya , by 31st December 2014.

    British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer.


    Hass Petroleum Civil Engineer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Civil Engineer

    The Company:

    Hass Petroleum is a regional oil marketing company with a significant presence in East Africa and the Great Lakes region.

    We have fully fledged operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia and the DRC, dealing with sales and distribution of white oils (Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and our own brand of lubricants blended to world class standards.

    The Job:

    We seek to recruit a competent and experienced Civil engineer for our operations in Kenya with occasional assignment to our business units in other countries.

    This position reports to the Group Engineering Manager.

    Key responsibilities include;

  • Preparation of a maintenance schedule for civil works within the Hass network Plan, co-ordinate and provide technical guidance to maintenance programs
  • Carry out Structural & Civil Engineering Analysis & Calculations.
  • Review Designs & Construction Drawings.
  • Provide Civil and Structural Engineering Advice to Project and Site Managers.
  • Supervise structural steel erection with site engineers to ensure design specifications are met.
  • Aid in the preparation of tender bid packages and specifications for sub-contractors.
  • Carry out low level Quantity Surveying.
  • Prepare and aid in the preparation of design and shop drawings for projects
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure projects are done within the budgeted expenditure, within the planned time and also done to the required quality.

    Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in Civil engineering;
  • Computer Skills (CAD Design Skills, MS Office Experience & Experience in working with Engineering Design Software is deemed necessary)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience preferably one year to be in the oil industry
  • Membership of ERB will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of local and regional engineering statutory requirements
  • Team player and capable of working under pressure
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A Self-driven individual with ability to work under minimum supervision

    To Apply:

    If you are interested and meet the required profile, please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration to recruit@hasspetroleum.com on or before December 5, 2014.

    Your application should include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

    Applications received after the deadline date will not be accepted.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    EPN Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya

    EPN is a non-profit Christian member organization registered in Kenya.

    Its mission is to support Churches and Church Health Systems provide and promote just and compassionate quality pharmaceutical services.

    EPN is the only global church-based organization that works specifically to increase access to medicines and to strengthen pharmaceutical services.

    The beneficiaries of EPN’s services include health institution boards and managers, medicines policy makers, health professionals, church leaders, and health staff involved in medicines management and pharmaceutical service delivery.

    The working languages for the Network are French and English.

    EPN is looking to recruit God fearing results oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

    1. Administrative Assistant

    To manage EPN’s front desk and in liaison with the SSO, provide support across the organization in the area of office management and administration

    Key Responsibilities

  • Front office
  • Manage EPN’s front desk ensuring that all visitors and enquiries are handled courteously, efficiently and professionally.
  • Maintain relevant logs for guests, telephone calls and other front desk activities as required.

    Procurement

  • Review procurement documentation, assess quotations and procure materials from pre qualified suppliers/vendors and agents in compliance with the EPN procurement guidelines and in consultation with the SSO as required.
  • Undertake procurement of other materials
  • Administration and logistics
  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to EPN staff in such areas as typing, data management, correspondence, minute taking, documentation and reporting.
  • Provide support for EPN’s research and information gathering activities including preparation of data collection tools, data entry and data analysis.
  • Provide logistical support in the organization of local, national, regional or international meetings as required e.g. travel and accommodation arrangements, venue booking, information to participants and track meeting budgets and in consultation with the SSO and in coordination with activity responsible officer
  • Coordinate internal transport requirements

    Other

    Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in business administration, secretarial studies, office management or equivalent.
  • At least 1 years work experience in a comparable position
  • Able to handle an array of data management tasks including data capture and analysis
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis software such as EPI Info will be an advantage.
  • Working language for the job is English but knowledge of French will be an advantage.

    2. Program Assistant

    To coordinate and provide technical assistance, implementation and monitoring of national, regional and international EPN project activities

    Job Description

  • Provide support to program officers with project management and other project related activities
  • Facilitate the development and distribution of relevant documents/materials on issues affecting and related to the relevant projects
  • Prepare reports under various activities in keeping with donor schedules and commitments
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmacy Technology
  • 5 years experience in similar position.
  • Strong experience in technical writing, ideally with experience in a health-related field.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite application, database management.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in French will be an added advantage
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Willingness to travel, as required.

    3. Communications Officer

    To increase the Network’s communications capacity to effectively communicate optimally with its members, public s and stakeholders

    Job Description

    Information and Communication

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy that addresses the needs of the network members, partners and other stakeholders and is aligned to the EPN Strategy
  • Manage the implementation of the communication strategy including effectively controlling the allocated budget and ensuring the implementation of planned activities
  • Develop and produce Network communication materials e.g. Netlink, e-pharma link, annual reports, newsletters, posters and brochures
  • Assess and compile incoming information for relevance to the EPN Secretariat, members and partners and disseminate as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain quality relations with the various media.
  • Support the Program Officers in selecting documents/information and developing into formats that are suitable for use in EPN activities

    Membership management

  • Maintain up to date current and accurate information on members and member contacts
  • Continuously engage members so as to maintain a vibrant and active Network

    Marketing, Branding and Image

  • Provide leadership for and undertake packaging and branding of EPN products and services
  • Develop tools and templates for consistently and appropriately marketing EPN to various audiences
  • Develop and implement activities that are geared towards achieving visibility for the Network among current and potential members, partners and stakeholders
  • Manage the Network’s website including website content management
  • In consultation with the ED attend relevant meetings to increase visibility of the Network

    Other

  • Develop, manage and continuously review the EPN database
  • Oversee the proper management of the EPN resource centre and resource centre records
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Job Specification (Knowledge, skills and experience required)

  • Minimum of a degree in Communications or equivalent
  • Five years experience working in a communications office/department at middle to senior level
  • Training and experience in Public relations
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Sound I.T skills and especially desktop publishing skills and website management
  • Database management skills
  • Skills to use Adobe Design Software and Office products
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English and French
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Third party service providers management experience

    Please note that Kenyan non-residents applying for this position should be willing to relocate and obtain appropriate visa and work permit.

    No financial support will be provided by the organization for costs incurred.

    If you meet the above requirements, kindly submit your detailed CV and cover letter including the expected remuneration, indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees to:

    The Executive Director
    Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
    P.O Box 749-00606
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: jobs@epnetwork.org

    Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by 5th December 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    EPN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


    Mercy-USA Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient.

    Incorporated in the United States in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth in over 10 countries around the world.

    The East Africa regional office of Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is hiring an experienced Human Resources Manager to manage the delivery of effective human resources services in the context of both humanitarian emergencies and development programming.

    Human Resources Manager

    Overall Objectives (scope)

  • Responsible to manage the recruitment process for all national staff within Somalia and Kenya;
  • Provide specific advice and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of HR issues including employee relations issues;
  • Design, develop and implement HR policies and procedures for national staff to ensure legal compliance and best practice within Somalia and Kenya;
  • Assist staff to understand and comply with international HR policies and procedures. Lead specific HR projects and initiatives in line with the country strategies
  • Ensure HR information systems, processes and filing procedures are established maintained and developed
  • Directly manage a team of staff while advising on the human resource needs of all locations.

    Responsibilities

    Recruitment and Selection

  • To co-ordinate and support all aspects of the recruitment and selection process of national staff.
  • Specific responsibilities include job description development, recruitment planning, advertising and short-listing, selection interviews and tests, job offers, salary calculations and issuing contracts.
  • To work closely with the Regional Management Team, HR colleagues in the programme and Head Office to ensure a coordinated approach to recruitment planning & activity, assessing staffing requirements, ensuring effective forward planning and awareness of available staff resources to fill vacancies, and reviewing the most appropriate and cost effective way to recruit to posts .
  • To coach and train all staff involved in recruitment on best practice and equal opportunities

    Management and Organisation

  • Together with the Regional Director, to provide advice on the management of all staff ensuring a clear understanding and implementation of Mercy USA Policies,
  • Procedures and the Employment Laws of the country.
  • Regularly update the Regional Management Team on Human Resource statutory requirements, including tax laws and ensure that Mercy USA’s status in country fulfils these requirements.

    Policy and Advice

  • Develop and monitor Human Resources strategies into country projects and Mercy USA’s overall mission and operational strategy.
  • Develop and manage the communication, implementation, monitoring and review of all Human Resource policies and procedures for staff, ensuring they consider local cultural norms, and gender issues, and that all relevant documentation is translated into appropriate languages.
  • Conduct regular field trips to project offices to monitor and review Human
  • Resource and administrative procedures and assist project staff, where appropriate.
  • Advice and coach staff at all levels on issues related to performance management, legal compliance, disciplinary procedure, grievance procedure with the goal of building knowledge and capacity among staff to improve employee relations and enhance job performance and productivity.

    Learning and Development

  • Develop a programme-wide Learning and Development policy, in collaboration with the Regional Management Team and the Learning and Development team in Head Office.
  • Identify the learning and development needs of programme staff and, where appropriate, provide tailored training and support within programme budget constraints.
  • Work with line managers to develop and deliver an annual Learning and Development Plan based on identified learning needs, with support and advice where necessary from the Learning and Development Team in Head Office.

    Systems & Projects

  • In coordination with the Regional Director, lead on specific HR projects, e.g. salary reviews ensuring that these are fair, reasonable and competitive, policy and procedures reviews, staff surveys and training & development needs analysis.
  • Ensure implementation and ongoing management and regular monitoring of tracking systems for time sheets, annual leave and R&R entitlements, return flights, travel permits and work authorizations for all staff.
  • Monitor the maintenance of monthly leave schedules, ensuring appropriate levels of cover at all times through effective annual leave planning and allocation.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of time sheets for all sites.
  • Oversee the maintenance of an effective HR filing system, with proper files maintained for each staff member, both manually and electronically.

    Requirements

  • At least 5-7 years in a human resources role, preferably with experience in a non-profit environment.
  • Experience working in the context of humanitarian emergencies, development, and with programs across multiple countries is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Kenyan labour laws and employment implications.
  • Knowledge of donor requirements including USAID/OFDA, UNICEF, WFP and other donors is an asset.
  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or other related discipline is required, and/or postgraduate credentials are preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop new systems and demonstrate leadership through a period of change is highly valued

    Applications should be sent to jdillion@mercyusa.org and fhassan@mercyusa.org by 5th December 2014.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


    Unconditional Cash Transfer Project Field Officer Job in Rarieda, Kenya

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

    Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Effects on Domestic Violence

    Job Title: Field Officer

    Deadline to Apply: 4th December 2014

    Start Date: 5th January 2015

    Location: Rarieda County

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes.

    It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

    About the project:

    This is a follow-up study of a recent Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) project in Nyanza, that aims to measure the impacts of purely unconditional cash transfers on domestic violence.

    The purpose of this study would be to inquire in greater depths about intra-household relationships, domestic violence as well as relationships with neighbors and community dynamics.

    Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

    General Field Officer Duties

  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer household surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the Project Lead with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.

    Key Requirements:

    Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dhuluo (must), English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews.
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research and/or moderating focus groups is a plus
  • Comfortable with interviewing interviews within their homes
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortable work with groups and within groups

    Desired

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus

    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV to jobs@busaracenter.org

    Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


    ACRE Africa Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    ACRE AFRICA is an Agriculture and climate risk enterprise with a mission to deliver weather insurance solutions to individual farmers and vulnerable people via an aggregator model.

    ACRE also has a social mission to ensure insurance products reach the farmers while making their sustainability goals.

    ACRE has its Operations in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Mozambique) with its head office in Nairobi and with a branch in Eldoret for its Kenya operations.

    As we grow, ACRE seeks to hire a dynamic and competent Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and supervising the Office Manager, Finance Manager and Manager Monitoring and Evaluation & Impact, the CFO will be responsible for the Finance and Administration department.

    Being a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the incumbent must demonstrate high exceptional leadership skills to coach and mentor team members to achieve results.

    The key responsibilities for this role will be to enhance the finance and accounting system of the organization, streamline budgeting processes, adherence and infrastructure and ensure a transparent path to profitability that will allow ACRE to continue to grow and to fulfill its mission.

    The Job

  • Will determine long-range development and cost/revenue strategies in order to ensure the organization is profitable and a positive cash flow.
  • Create finance strategy, policies and budget control systems and communicate/train/coach/mentor employees and fostering employee alignment with corporate goals.
  • Work with the senior management of the Company to design and implement business processes related to sales, pricing, claims payment, premium collection, Finance, budgeting and all other critical functions of the Company
  • Help facilitate relationships with the insurance companies, aggregators, financial institutions and other service providers.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to partners, donors and clients.
  • Lead and supervise the Monitoring & Evaluation/Impact function including process quality monitoring and training, as well as supervise office management.
  • Contribute to the development of ACRE’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the Company.
  • Represent ACRE externally, as necessary, including but not limited to banking, contracts and lease negotiations.
  • Studies, analyzes and reports on trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future organization growth
  • Recruiting, training, motivating, retaining and leading an effective finance and administration team.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development for financial process design and implementation.
  • As requested by the CEO, represent ACRE in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contribute towards consolidating and raising the profile of ACRE.

    Technical competencies

  • 10 years + experience in finance, accounting and administration management, ideally in the agribusiness or insurance industry
  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Management or any related business area.
  • Masters will be an added advantage.
  • CPA (K)/ ACCA qualification.
  • Familiarity with organizational development, budget and resource development, and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage revenue, cost, profits and cash flow.

    The Person

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with “hands-on” approach
  • An avid networker with good networks in Kenya.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
  • Must demonstrate qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of ACRE
  • Must enumerate excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to juggle priorities and deliver on demanding tasks.
  • Must demonstrate high levels of confidentiality
  • Must have excellent communication skills both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of the African economy and agricultural sector is an added advantage

    Interested candidates to send their applications (cover letter and CV) outlining why they fit to be the CFO for ACRE as one document in PDF format to Catherine Nderu at katenderu@gmail.com with “Application for CFO” as the subject by Close of business 5th December 2014.

    Please include 3 professional references that can be contacted during the recruitment process.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nitunze Sacco Society Chief Executive Officer Job in Mumias Kenya

    Nitunze Sacco Society Ltd (formally Mosacco society Ltd.) is one of the leading Saccos in Kakamega County but serving membership from Kakamega, Busia, Bungoma and Siaya Counties.

    The Sacco wishes to advertise for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

    The successful candidate is expected to be between 35-45 years old.

    He must demonstrate leadership skills, maturity, high integrity, ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively.

    Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for the overall day to day administration of the society’s activities,
  • Ensure development and implementation of Sacco policies, rules and procedures in liaison with the board,
  • Liaise with the procurement committee in assets procurement and investment matters,
  • Ensure timely preparation of budgets and presentation to the board,
  • Ensure transparency, accountability and effective use of all society resources,
  • Enhance and maintain effective office procedures,
  • Presentation of management reports to the board

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of commerce or business administration and/or bachelor of cooperative management,
  • CPA[K],
  • Proficient in computer applications,
  • Five or more years Sacco management experience,
  • Training in leadership and management skills,
  • Knowledge of various Sacco software systems will be an added advantage,
  • Should be a member of a professional body, i.e. ICPA K member.
  • Diploma in Cooperative management with over 10 years’ experience may also be considered

    Applications enclosing detailed CV, two colored passport photos, vital copies of academic and professional qualifications and testimonials, together with telephone contacts and names of 3 referees, one of whom must be current/previous employer should be addressed to:

    The Chairman,
    Nitunze Sacco Society Ltd.,
    P. O. Box 295-50102,
    Mumias
    Tel. 020-2593364

    Mobile; 0700571281/0729095308

    Email: nitunzeltd@yahoo.com/nitunzeltd@gmail.com

    So as to reach the above on or before 13th December, 2014


    KASNEB Jobs Re-Advertisement

    KASNEB is a state corporation in the National Treasury operating under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 and the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988.

    The mandate of KASNEB is to develop syllabuses, conduct professional and technician examinations; certify candidates in finance, accountancy, governance, management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications nationally and globally and accredit relevant training institutions.

    The vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body.

    In keeping with current strategic needs, KASNEB wishes to fill the following vacancies:

    1. Assistant Manager, Planning and Policy Analysis

    Job Level 5

    1 Position

    Ref: HRMA/PS/AMPPA/XII-2014

    Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Strategy, the Assistant Manager, Planning and Policy Analysis will be responsible for:

  • Analysing statistical information, surveys and other data.
  • Analysing business intelligence information.
  • Analysing research findings of reports of surveys.
  • Monitoring policy developments.
  • Co-ordinating policy and research projects.
  • Providing support data to inform strategic planning and performance management.
  • Providing quantitative data analysis for use in decision making.
  • Preparing proposals for research.
  • Assisting in preliminary data collection as may be required from time to time.
  • Assisting in monitoring the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate will possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:

  • A bachelors degree in management, administration, economics or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • A masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience.
  • Training and knowledge in ISO quality management system processes.
  • Possession of advanced computer skills.

    Key Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and customer focus.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Possess excellent research and analytical skills.

    2. Marketing Officer

    Job Level 7 1 Position

    Ref: HRA/MCA/MO/XIII/11-2014]

    Reporting to the Manager, Marketing and Publications the Marketing Officer will be responsible for the following activities at a branch office:

  • Implementing the branch marketing plan.
  • Carrying out surveys and market needs analysis for the branch.
  • Preparing the branch marketing budget.
  • Assisting in preparation and implementation of the county strategy.
  • Preparing and implementing branch marketing programmes.
  • Preparing briefs for branch marketing activities.
  • Compiling market intelligence reports for the branch.
  • Coordinating the distribution of promotional materials in the branch.
  • Preparing and submitting progress reports.
  • Liaising with stakeholders/strategic partners in the promotion of the activities of KASNEB.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate will possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Public Relations or related discipline from a university accredited by the Commission for University Education.
  • Professional qualifications in Marketing or Public Relations from a recognised professional body will be a distinct advantage.
  • Membership of a recognised Marketing or Public Relations professional body.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.

    Key Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity, initiative and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and customer focus.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive, confident, self-driven and able to meet deadlines.

    3. Clerk of Works

    Job Level 7

    1 Position

    Ref: HRA/CLW/I/XIV-2014

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Clerk of Works will be responsible for:

  • Proper scoping of works and timely delivery of the project.
  • Ensuring that construction work is carried out in accordance with legislation, specification, contract documentation and industry best practice.
  • Ensuring that high standards of quality control are maintained through monitoring the construction, contract progress, procedures, workmanship, schedules and the overall job safety as well as effective coordination between the contractor and the consultants.
  • Acting as a liaison person between KASNEB and the Project team.
  • Liaising with the Project Engineer and/or Consultants on the general supervision and matters related to the project.
  • Monitoring the on-going works to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources.
  • Carrying out day to day supervision of the works under the authority of the Architect.
  • Ensuring that construction work schedules are maintained and compiling weekly site reports.
  • Keeping custodian of the site book and other project records.
  • Maintaining the day to day site diaries showing all records and making arrangements with the contractors for material tests at various stages of the construction progress.

    The Clerk of Works will be expected to:

  • Be familiar with the projects’ information inclusive of drawings, estimates, bills of quantities, written instructions, as well as the principles of the designs, specifications, details and construction systems and using them as a reference when inspecting the work.
  • Comply with standards, specifications, time schedules and safety requirements.
  • Take measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards.
  • Ensure that the works are within the legal requirements.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate will possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelors degree in Building Construction
  • Management or related discipline from a recognized Institution.
  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in a reputable construction site of a multi-storey development.
  • Must be familiar with Health and Safety rules and regulations.
  • Membership to a relevant Institute will be an added advantage.

    Key Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity, initiative and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and customer focus.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive, confident, self-driven and able to meet deadlines.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday, 10th December 2014.

    Those who had applied in response to the advertisements in 2013 need not re-apply.

    The envelope should be marked “Confidential” and indicate the “Reference Number” of the position applied for and be addressed to:

    The Secretary and Chief Executive
    KASNEB
    KASNEB Towers
    Hospital Road, Upper Hill
    P.O. Box 41362-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer.

    “Qualified women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.


    KCCB-KARP Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which KCCB undertakes all those responsibilities which express the KCCB mission in Kenya.

    KCCB is the prime recipient of the grant entitled Kenya AIDS Response Program (KARP) awarded by Centers of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in March 2011 under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) concentrates on HIV prevention, care and treatment Western Kenya Region.

    KCCB-KARP is seeking candidates for the following positions:

    1. Medical Officer - Quality Improvement Lead

    S/he will be responsible for the overall development, management and guidance of a multidisciplinary technical team that is in charge of strengthening KCCB-KARP HIV prevention, care and treatment services with an emphasis on continuous quality assurance and performance improvement.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary Technical Assistance team in strengthening continuous quality and performance improvement
  • Monitor the success of viral suppression over stipulated time and provide such and related information as a predictor of viral suppression for reporting and decision making
  • Work closely with SI team to uphold use of routinely generated program data for assessment and improvement of quality of care services
  • Establish and implement a comprehensive feedback mechanism for collecting information on patients (including adherence to treatment and treatment support provided)
  • Provide direct technical assistance and mentoring to health facilities for continuous quality improvement and models for change
  • Participate in target setting and development of indicators for implementation and evaluation of the interventions determining quality of outcomes and prepare monthly reports
  • Work closely with Senior Clinical Program Officers to build sustainable capacity for continuous quality improvement in the local health facilities
  • Document all activities and outcomes of the program experience including best practices especially in maintaining continuous quality improvement
  • Performs related work as required and carries out any other essential tasks related to the KARP and General Secretariat’s goals that may reasonably be assigned
  • Provide senior-level technical support to technical staff in design, implementation, and management of quality improvement efforts especially in HIV care and treatment
  • Support strategic planning for quality improvement programming including sustainable facility-based quality improvement efforts and development of innovative, measurable quality improvement initiatives

    Required Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.Ch.B or equivalent).
  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Paediatrics, Obs/Gyn or Public Health would be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in clinical services; strengthening continuous quality and performance improvement in HIV preferred
  • Clinical programming knowledge preferably in a HIV program setting.
  • Good analytical plus oral and written communication skills

    2. Director of Program, KCCB – KARP

    Essential Responsibilities

    The Director will contribute to strategic planning of KCCB-KARP and is responsible for leading the program and technical team in operational planning and implementation of the Project.

    S/he will oversee all programmatic components of the project to ensure that the project achieves designated results represent the project at various technical forums, including Technical Working Groups (TWG), with the MOH, CDC and other key stakeholders.

    The Director of Programs will supervise the Program and technical teams and report to the Chief of Party.

    S/he will serve as Deputy to the KCCB-KARP Chief of Party.

    Specific Responsibilities / Key Tasks

  • Contributes to the strategic planning of the project and identifies synergies with other donors and partners in order to optimize the coverage and effectiveness of the project interventions
  • Provide program management oversight and lead program team during program planning, budgeting process, implementation and reporting in consultation with Chief of Party, Head Clinical Services and Head of Finance and Administration.
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with MOH, County Governments, CDC, other USG partners, and local stakeholders.
  • Ensure overall technical excellence/quality and provide guidance in the development and dissemination of all project deliverables (technical assistance, technical reports, training curricula) in accordance with PEPFAR, CDC and MOH requirements.
  • Foster accountability for ensuring all project deliverables are in line with national and international guidelines and expectations.
  • Provide leadership in the review of project clinical outcomes and utilize project data to prioritize interventions and for continuous quality improvement.
  • Assist the Principle Investigator and Chief of Party in identifying and seeking funding opportunities, proposal writing, advice in project designing and new initiatives that support the program objectives to increase the portfolio of KCCB.
  • Help develop program strategies that are in line with MOH, PEPFAR and CDC priorities and appropriate to achieve project results (including budgets and timelines)

    Required Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.Ch.B or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in Medicine, Paediatrics, Obs/Gyn or Public Health
  • Minimum 7 years working in management of Clinical programs preferably in a HIV program setting.
  • Grant management and budget oversight skills and experience including ability to support and direct the program implementation plans
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills along with excellent IT skills (e.g., e-mail, Internet, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Working in a USG grants environment will be an added advantage.

    NB: Those who had applied for this position do not need to reapply.

    How to Apply:

    Send your application CV and cover letter) by 31st December, 2014:

    Human Resources Manager,
    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat,
    P.O. Box 13475-00800,
    Nairobi


    Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu Jobs in Kenya

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

    The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include:

    Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.

    It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kericho and Kitale Counties.

    It is now expanding its services in Homa – Bay County and is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Vacancy: Management Accountant

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Annual Budget and Planning exercise.
  • Lead budget exercise of volume, revenues, positions, staff costs, operating costs and capital expenditures.
  • Develop master budgets along with multi-years financial projections and plans.
  • Develop financial feasibilities of capital expenditures, investments and new services along with report and recommendations.
  • Develop costing reports of existing and new proposed services.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports along with comparisons with budgets by service, departments and entities to the senior management.
  • This include income statement and balance sheet.
  • Produce the budget and quarterly forecasts for approval by the Finance Manager and the Head of Finance.
  • Provide reasons for variances from budget, identify added – value reporting opportunities for trend analysis and commentary to assist forecasting and budgeting requirements
  • Assist with the audit preparation work to allow for timely completion of the annual financial statements and corporation tax returns.
  • Maintain records and reconciliation controls of approved budgets.

    Qualification, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Full professional accounting qualification i.e. CPA-K or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar role.

    2. Vacancy: Finance Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Head of Finance on the Legal and Tax related matters of the Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Manage overall General Accounting (General Ledger, Insurance, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, Fixed Assets and Inventory) and Treasury functions of the Hospital.
  • Coordinate annual Statuary Audits including finalization of the financial statements by management entities and consolidations by region.
  • Manage and liaise with external Auditors, Legal advisors and Government Authorities on the Tax related matters.
  • Supervise finalization of monthly financial statements on timely basis i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements.
  • Supervise preparation of monthly schedules for liabilities, staff advances, bank reconciliation and statutory payments.
  • Manage the institution’s Treasury and working capital through bank reconciliation statements, receivables and creditors.
  • Work as Secretary to the Board Finance Committee meeting. This include writing minutes and report for the meetings.
  • Provide support and assistance to the Head of Finance in departmental administrative matters.
  • Monitor and analyse department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Attend and represent department at various executive meetings for the dissemination of information; prepares management meetings for dissemination of information; serves as a member of various employee committees.
  • Finalize monthly management accounts along with analytical review for management.
  • Work on annual planning exercise of the hospital and preparation of annual budget.

    Qualification, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Full professional accounting qualification i.e. CPA-K or equivalent
  • Masters Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar role.
  • Excellent analytical and Organization skills.

    Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary details should be forwarded by 10th December 2014 to:

    Human Resource Manager
    Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
    P.O. Box 530-40100
    Kisumu

    E-mail: ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org


    Emirates Airlines Jobs in Kenya

    The Emirates Group comprises of dnata, one of the largest air services provider globally and Emirates airline, the Group’s rapidly expanding and award-winning international carrier.

    Within the Group there are a diverse range of businesses which offer a wide spectrum of career opportunities, all of which can be explored through the Group's dedicated careers website, emirates.com/careers.

    Emirates flies one of the youngest, most innovative fleet in the sky to over 130 destinations across six continents and dnata's network now extends across 100 locations worldwide.

    With our international network constantly expanding and opportunities arising in countries/cities outside of Dubai, we are looking for career motivated individuals to join our operations in their home countries.

    We offer our employee's competitive remuneration packages, attractive travel benefits, and career development supported by multi-million dollar training facilities in Dubai, and e-Learning programmes for those seeking a long-term future in the Company.

    Emirates is recruiting - Sales Executive - Kenya - 140007Z4

    Job Purpose

  • To achieve sales of the Company’s products through an assigned group of retail outlets and commercial houses.
  • To ensure that set volume targets are achieved within prescribed time limits and contribute to total area achievement.
  • To achieve the greatest possible return to the company from the use of promotional funds and to deploy display material and point of sales aids to generate the greatest impact on the customer.
  • To evaluate and report all changed situations, trade and competitive activity to ensure Company maintains market awareness.
  • To enhance relationships with all colleagues in assigned outlets and commercial houses and to motivate them in all matters affecting the Company’s business.
  • To complete administration accurately and effectively.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • High school level of education or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience /training in sales with a recognized airline or travel agency.
  • Have management experience at a junior level, and be prepared to act on their own initiative.
  • Have a pleasant, outgoing personality and good inter-personal skills.
  • Should possess a valid local driving license.
  • Good knowledge of the local travel markets.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications.

    Application deadline - 8th December 2014

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - see; Emirates Airlines Jobs in Kenya


    Kenya Film Job Vacancies

    Kenya Film Commission (KFC) is a State Corporation mandated to promote the development of a vibrant film and television industry in Kenya and to market Kenya as a center for excellence in film production.

    KFC works closely with other Government agencies, private organizations, professional bodies and associations within the film industry, as well as other film commissions.

    KFC has an exciting career opportunity and seeks to recruit an appropriate person to fill the following senior positions:

    1. Driver II

    Job Ref: KFC/DII/2014

    Reporting to the Administration Officer the incumbent will be responsible for facilitating timely, efficient and safe transportation of authorized persons and/or parcels to designated places; and ensures organization’s vehicles are maintained in a clean and mechanically sound condition, within the legal requirements of the Government of Kenya.

    Job Profile:

  • Responsible for proper use of vehicles;
  • Performing all driving duties as assigned;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is properly maintained and that it is taken for routine checks;
  • Maintaining of work ticket for all trips undertaken;
  • Ensuring security of the vehicle when on and off the road;
  • Ensuring that the passengers and goods on transit are safe and secure;
  • Ensuring vehicle cleanliness and its overall maintenance;
  • Undertaking basic servicing of vehicles by routine checking of oil, brakes, etc; and ensuring preventative maintenance is undertaken;
  • Monitoring breakdowns and report to designated officer for corrective action;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is used for official and approved purposes only;
  • Ensuring that vehicles are parked in secure places when not in use;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Required Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Secondary School Education (minimum qualifications);
  • Possession of technician/ craft certificate part II or trade test grade II;
  • Valid driving license;
  • Government Trade Test Grade 3 (AA proficiency in driving);
  • Certificate of Good conduct;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Over three (3) years of continuous active driving (of clean driving) experience.

    2. Front Office Officer III

    Job Ref: KFC/FOOIII/2014

    Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Officer the incumbent will be responsible for managing the reception, attending to incoming visitors, handling outgoing/ incoming phone calls and providing administrative support as assigned by supervisor.

    Job Profile:

  • Effectively manages/filters all incoming and outgoing telephone calls;
  • Receives and directs visitors to the relevant offices within the Organization;
  • Receives and directs incoming and outgoing mails to the correct recipients;
  • Ensures an efficient system of conveying information into, within and out of the Organization;
  • Offers secretarial support services such as bulk photocopying, filing, and typing;
  • Coordinates transportation bookings, manages work tickets;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Required Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Diploma in public relations/front office management from a recognized institution;
  • Good telephone etiquette and inter-cultural orientation;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in computer application packages;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, a team player;
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task;
  • At least two (2) years- experience in a similar position with a reputable organization.

    3. Senior Human Resource Officer

    Job Ref: KFC/SHRO/2014

    Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Administration the incumbent will be responsible for staff development process including coordination of training programme and implementation of HR programs

    Job Profile:

  • Plan, coordinate and monitor staff capacity building/staff development for the Commission;
  • Facilitate and conduct training programmes and seminars aimed at staff development and capacity building;
  • Undertake both the formative and summative evaluation procedures to monitor the effectiveness of the programme;
  • Manage and monitor the performance management system;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual performance management reports;
  • Responsible for maintenance of staff data base and records, ensuring confidentiality of data therein;
  • Responsible for payroll administration with regard to the appropriate statutory and non-statutory deductions;
  • Implement KFC employee satisfaction programs including the incentive scheme;
  • Assist in implementation, monitoring and reporting on non- financial and dynamic/qualitative indicators in the KFC performance contract on quarterly basis;
  • Manage staff benefits scheme including medical, personal loan, car loan, etc;
  • Coordinate personnel issues such as leave schedules and keeping records of the same;
  • Coordinate staff welfare activities;
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of proper information retrieval systems including filing departmental documents, correspondence and other materials in the appropriate location;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Required Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Degree in business administration/social sciences/any relevant field;
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources, or related field;
  • Experience in public sector performance contracting process;
  • Public sector experience is an added advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to quickly understand complex problems and devise effective solutions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task;
  • Must be proactive and able to work under pressure;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a similar role.

    4. Internal Audit Manager

    Job Ref: KFC/IAM/2014

    Reporting administratively to the Chief Executive Officer and functionally to the Board of Directors, the job holder will coordinate the reviewing of internal control systems and carry out investigations to ensure that the assets of the Organization are safeguarded against misuse, fraud and loss; that operations are carried out in an efficient and effective manner in adherence to internal controls and governance policies and procedures.

    Job Profile:

  • Developing and managing an integrated internal audit function covering all the areas of the operations;
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness and efficiency of all systems of control including financial, operational and internal control systems and procedures;
  • Preparing the annual audit programme and ensuring that it is effectively carried out;
  • Periodically reviewing the suitability, reliability and use of management information produced within the organization;
  • Evaluating business risks and control systems in order to provide value added recommendations;
  • Analysing outcomes of audit activities, providing timely reports and following through to ensure that recommendations are considered and implemented;
  • Providing leadership in the co-ordination of external audits and ensuring that issues raised by the auditors are addressed;
  • Carrying out special audits and investigations (ad-hoc) as may be required from time to time and submitting reports of findings to the Board;
  • Monitoring the efficiency of the operations of the organization;
  • Identifying areas that offer opportunities for improvement and making appropriate recommendations;
  • Reviewing the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of financial information and other disclosures provided to management;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Board and or management from time to time.

    Required Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Bachelors degree in Commerce/Accounting/Finance or related field;
  • MBA is an added advantage;
  • Professional accounting qualifications CPA (K) or equivalent;
  • Should be a member of a recognised professional body such as Institute of
  • Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK);
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Able to work without supervision;
  • Proven Analytical skills, skills in accounting and auditing;
  • Proficiency in computerised accounting packages (accounting software);
  • At least 6 years relevant experience in a similar position;
  • Three (3) years progressive experience in a professional audit firm will be an added advantage.
  • Public sector experience is an added advantage;

    The above positions will attract a competitive remunerative package.

    Please give your current and expected remuneration.

    How to Apply:

    Please

    (a) Email a Soft Copy to dii_recruit@filmingkenya.com and

    (b) Send or Deliver a hard copy to KFC’s offices, of your application with a covering letter, detailed CV and with three (3) referees contacts.

    Indicate your current position, current remuneration, expected remuneration, e-mail and day-time telephone contact; including copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 9th December 2014.

    Please quote the Job reference number and address on your application to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Commission
    Lenana Road, Jumuia Place, Second Floor
    P. O. Box 76417-00508
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Email address: as per email address on position advertised

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya Film Commission is an equal opportunity employer and persons living with disability, women and youth are encouraged to apply.


    Kakamega County Jobs Re-Advertisement

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Kakamega

    Office of the Governor

    Re-Advertisement of a Vacancy

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Ward Administrator

    Job Group ‘M’

    (1 Post)

    Murhanda ward

    The Ward administrator will be responsible to the Sub County Administrator for coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Ward unit.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Duties will include:

  • Development of policies and plans;
  • Provision of service delivery;
  • Developmental activities to empower the community;
  • Provision and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities of public services;
  • Exercising functions and powers delegated by the Public Service Board under
  • Section 86 of the County Governments Act;
  • Coordinating and facilitating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of services;
  • Running an efficient and effective citizen service delivery centre;
  • Managing all cross cutting issues in the Ward such as HIV and AIDS, gender mainstreaming, integrity programmes among others;
  • Accounting for movable and immovable assets of the County Government;
  • Implementing an effective performance management system;
  • Implementing policies for fire and disaster management; and
  • Performing such other functions as may be delegated by the Sub-County Administrator.

    Requirements:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have served in public or private service organization in administration or management for not less than eight (8) years;
  • Minimum of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent;
  • Have a minimum Diploma Certificate in any field from a recognized institution; and
  • Have a clearance certificate from the Criminal Investigation Department.

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    2. Treasury and Economic Planning

    A. Accountant II

    Job Group ‘J’

    (5 Posts)

    An Officer at this position will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting tasks under guidance of a Senior Officer.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and verification of vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations
  • Carrying out routine accounting tasks such as balancing of cash-books, imprest and advances ledgers
  • Ensuring safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her
  • Receiving duly processed payments and receipt vouchers
  • Writing cheques and posting payments and receipt vouchers

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A Pass in Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent qualification.

    Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration with (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification.

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    B. Accountant I

    Job Group ‘K’

    (7 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise accounting operations in an Accounting Unit in a Ministry/Department
  • Verification of vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down rules and regulations
  • Data capture, maintenance of primary records such as cashbooks, ledgers, vote books, registers
  • Preparation of simple management reports e.g. imprest and expenditure returns etc.
  • Ensuring of safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her
  • Receiving duly processed payments and receipt vouchers; writing cheques and posting payments and receipt vouchers in the cash books.
  • Balancing and ruling of the cash books on daily basis
  • Incurring Expenditure (AIE) funding returns on quarterly basis at Ministry/Department level
  • Preparation of Appropriation In Aid (AIA) returns on quarterly basis at the books and treasury regulations.
  • Receipting of all money due and payable to County Government and management of IFMIS

    Requirements for Appointment:

    For appointment to this grade, a Candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examinations

    Or

  • Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (K) Examination or its approved equivalent qualification.
  • Certificate in computer applications; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    3. Department of Internal Audit

    A. Member of Kakamega County Audit Committee

    (5 Posts)

    This is pursuant to Section 55 (5) of the PFM, 2012

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight on risk management, controls and governance processes
  • Follow up on implementation of recommendations of internal and external audit
  • Prepare pertinent audit reports

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • At least Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge in Government affairs, have the requisite business and leadership skills and shall not be a holder of a political office.
  • Must not be past or present employee of the entity or an agent of a business organization, which has carried out business with the County Government of Kakamega in the past 2 years.
  • Must be affiliated to professional bodies e.g. ICPAK, ACFE, LSK, EBK and IIA or any other relevant body.
  • Understanding of Government operations, financial reporting and auditing
  • Knowledge of objects, principles or functions of County Governments

    Terms of Appointment:

  • Members of Audit committee shall be appointed, for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only.
  • After expiry of every term at least one third of the committee shall retire and not be eligible for re-appointment.

    B. Internal Auditor I

    Job Group ‘K’

    (3 Posts)

    An Officer at this level will report to the Senior Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three audit zonal offices.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of specific audit assignment plans and audit programmes
  • Performing audit tests on the internal controls in accounting, administrative and operational procedures.
  • Ensuring that the audit findings are properly documented
  • Preparing draft audit reports detailing audit findings
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s Degree e.g. B. Com. (Accounting) option will be an added advantage
  • Basic training in applicable laws and regulations governing County operations
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

    C. Audit Assistants

    Job Group ‘J’

    (3 Posts)

    An Officer at this level will report to the Internal Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three Audit Zonal offices.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures
  • Ensuring that all working papers are documented and well referenced
  • Ensuring that the audit file is complete and well referenced
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • CPA part I or its acceptable equivalent and should be willing to pursue further professional qualifications
  • Basic training in County laws
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be a team player

    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

    D. Senior Auditors

    Job Group ‘L’

    (2 Posts)

    Senior Auditors will report to the Principal Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three audit zonal offices.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Principal Auditors in managing the Sub-Counties of a given zone
  • Supervising several audit teams working simultaneously
  • Performing initial reviews of the audit reports and audit files
  • Assisting in preparation of specific audit assignment plans and programmes
  • Performing audit tests on the internal controls in accounting, administrative and
  • Operational procedures
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for appointment:

  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA or acceptable equivalents
  • A University Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served as an Auditor in a reputable Audit firm or organisation for at least two years
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Be computer literate and familiar with Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs)
  • Have a clear understanding of County laws
  • Possess supervisory and managerial skills
  • Be a team player
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

    E. Principal Auditors

    Job Group ‘N’

    (3 Posts)

    The Principal Auditor will report to the Deputy Head of Internal Audit Services and will be deployed to any of the three Audit Zonal offices.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Heading the County’s internal audit office
  • Organising audit teams for various audit assignments
  • Supervising several audit teams working simultaneously
  • Ensuring that audit files are organised in a systematic manner
  • Preparing specific audit assignment plans and programmes
  • Reviewing audit files and reports prepared by auditors working under them.
  • Assisting in the preparation of periodic audit work plans
  • Carrying out any other duties as may be assigned to them by the Head of Internal Audit Services

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A University Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field
  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA or acceptable equivalents
  • Must have served as an Audit Manager in a reputable audit firm or organisation for at least three years
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Computer literate with hands-on experience with Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs).
  • Additional professional qualifications i.e. CISA, CIA, CFE, will be an added advantage
  • Must have a demonstrated ability of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Possess supervisory and managerial skills
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

    4. Kakamega Tax Collection Agency

    A. Chairperson

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Convene and preside over all meetings of the Board of the Agency
  • Give direction and guidance to the meetings
  • Manage and guide the strategic and policy decision making of the Board
  • Oversee the strategic implementation of policy decisions of the Board
  • Perform all other responsibilities as provided for by the Act
  • Any other duty as may arise from time to time

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A University Degree/equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Over fifteen (15) years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
  • Relevant National and international exposure in the area of Revenue Administration will be an added advantage.

    B. Member of the Board of Directors (4 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Making policy decisions for implementation by the Agency
  • Giving policy direction and guiding the functioning of the Agency
  • Providing strategic direction of the Agency
  • Overseeing full compliance and enforcement of Revenue Administration and Collection Act, 2014
  • Providing direction on any other activities that promote the efficient and cost effective Revenue Administration.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A University Degree/equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Over ten years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience in a relevant field will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable

    C. Chief Revenue Administrator

    The Chief Revenue Administrator will be responsible to the Board for strategic, effective and efficient management of the Kakamega Tax Collection Agency.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Board
  • In charge of programs directly linked to the attainment of the Agency’s strategic objective
  • Responsible for implementation of overall strategic and policy direction and leadership
  • Overseeing placement and welfare of Agency staff
  • In charge of day-to-day running of the Agency
  • Implementing policy direction of the Agency as directed by the Board
  • In charge of tax determination/assessment, collection and enforcement under the Act
  • Coming up with the innovative programs that will grow the Revenue base for the County; and
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • At least a Masters of Business Administration Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education).
  • Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or its equivalent
  • Over ten years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience in a relevant field will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable

    D. Deputy Chief Revenue Administrator (Technical Services)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency in strategic operations/functioning and policy implementation.
  • Deputize the Chief Revenue Administrator in performing duties of the office
  • In charge of revenue collection operations
  • Supervise compliance, enforcement and quality assessment
  • Dispute resolution
  • Technical Training, Ethics and Integrity
  • Train and supervise staff in the section: and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • B.Com. Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Be a holder of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or its equivalent
  • Over 7 years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable

    E. Deputy Chief Revenue Administrator (Administration and Support Services)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency in strategic operations/functioning and policy implementation.
  • Deputize the Chief Revenue Administrator in performing duties of the office
  • Human Resource Management
  • In charge of Finance, Procurement, Internal Audit and Legal Services
  • Oversee matters of Sub-County and outpost offices, administration and logistics
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned from time to time by the Chief Revenue Administrator

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • B.Com. Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Be a holder of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or a specialization in management discipline.
  • Over 7 years of working experience, five of which must have been in senior managerial level
  • Have experience in management of Human Resources and Administration services
  • National and international experience will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable

    Note:

    Applicants for the above positions are required to get clearance from the following institutions to meet requirements of chapter six:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau

    Copies of these clearances Must be attached to the application.

    How to Apply

    All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport, and any other supporting documents.

    The positions applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.

    Kakamega County residents will be required to indicate their Constituency of origin.

    Applications should be submitted to:

    Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 458-50100
    Kakamega

    Hand delivered applications can be submitted at County Public Service Board’s Reception located at former Provincial Headquarters, Block ‘B’ 2nd Floor.

    All applications should reach this office on or before 5th December, 2014.

    County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer, all are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Old Mutual Intermediate Actuarial Specialist Job in Kenya

    Old Mutual plc. is a leading multinational long-term savings, protection and investment group which has been operating for over 169 years.

    It has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia, supported by over 56,000 employees serving over 16 million customers.

    Old Mutual is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

    Old Mutual Kenya comprises of Old Mutual Life Assurance, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Investment Services, Old Mutual Securities and Faulu Microfinance Bank.

    The company has opportunity for qualified, experienced and talented individual to fill the following position.

    Intermediate Actuarial Specialist

    Reporting to the Actuarial Executive, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out technical actuarial work, system testing, reporting, investigations and pricing oversight.

    The key objectives for this position are:

  • Manages Thought Express production support and version release Testing
  • Responsible for Retail reporting
  • Carries out semantics testing and sign off
  • Responsible for the processing of incentives and retainer and ensuring that commissions are correct and paid on time
  • Responsible for investigation of data investigations as directed
  • Responsible for Investigation of Old Mutual Investment Services and Old Mutual
  • Life Assurance Company unit pricing
  • Checks, manipulates and analyses volumes of data and draws conclusions from the analysis.
  • Carries out technical actuarial work and ensuring its accuracy and proper implementation
  • Translates actuarial concepts into client friendly language.
  • Ensures client focus by meeting client needs, building inspiring relationships and taking responsibility for client experience.
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by management from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science or related fields.
  • Masters in Actuarial Science will be an added advantage
  • Passed a minimum of 10 Actuarial professional papers
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in actuarial function

    Attention to detail

  • Ability to understand the big picture within which the business is operating, the inter – play between various components and the impact on the business
  • Personal effectiveness by taking responsibility for service delivery
  • Proficiency in advanced MS Excel
  • Exposure to Thought Express system will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who shows initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision.

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should apply for the role via Careers at Old Mutual Kenya by 1st December 2014

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Neema Hospital Nursing Officer In-charge and Nurses Jobs in Kahawa Sukari, Nairobi, Kenya

    Neema Hospital is a community hospital situated at Kahawa Sukari and designed to provide quality, affordable and sustainable health care to all.

    The Neema Hospital Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions.

    1. Nursing Officer In-charge

    The Nursing Officer will work under the guidance of a Medical Officer In charge.

    The work will largely involve planning, supervision and provision of Nursing Care at the inpatient and outpatient departments of the hospital

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specific duties include the following among others
  • Assessing patients’ needs for nursing services
  • Verification and maintaining information relating to patients admissions.
  • Keeping records of drugs and supplies
  • Provide leadership to professional and direct care staff within the hospital in order to “secure and assure the highest standards of clinical care.
  • Ensure the availability of appropriate administrative and support services within the hospital.
  • Provide a “visible, accessible and authoritative presence in ward settings to whom patients and their families can turn for assistance, advice and support”.
  • Any other Health duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a committed Christian;
  • Holder of a Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse Diploma from a recognized training College
  • Be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience of working in a busy hospital in a similar capacity including working in a maternity ward.
  • Be ready to work under minimum supervision;

    2. Nurse

    2 Positions

    The Nurse will work under the guidance of Nursing Officer in-charge. The work will largely be the provision of Nursing Care at the inpatient and outpatient departments of the hospital

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specific duties include the following among others
  • Assessing patients’ needs for nursing services
  • Verification and maintaining information relating to patients admissions.
  • Keeping records of drugs and supplies
  • Giving support and health education to patients.
  • Any other Health duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a committed Christian;
  • Holder of a Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse Diploma from a recognized training College
  • Be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Be ready to work under minimum supervision;

    All applications, CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials, identity card etc should be emailed to info@neemahospital.org or submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to

    The Chairman
    Neema Hospital Board
    PO Box 32183 – 00600
    Nairobi
    All applications must be received by 7th December 2014.

    Only the short listed applicants will be contacted.


    APDK Nairobi Branch Human Resource and Administration Assistant Job in Kenya

    The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a local NGO providing comprehensive rehabilitation services with the aim of empowering persons with disabilities.

    The APDK Nairobi branch, seeks to fill the following vacancy:

    Nairobi Branch Human Resource and Administration Assistant

    Duties:

  • Coordinate all Administrative functions in the branch
  • Update and maintain all staff files for branch for all staff.
  • Perform HR are related duties as and when required.
  • Supervise and manage the office attendants, messenger and drivers
  • Ensure secretarial follow-through and minutes are taken during all management meetings and presented to members on time.
  • Attend to and respond to telephone queries and guests and requests and handle inquiries of an administrative nature in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate records of correspondents received and dispatched at the by the Branch
  • Assist management staff in logistical arrangements such as bookings airlines, board rooms and vehicles etc.

    Qualifications

  • Possess a Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Diploma in HR a must.
  • Certificate in counselling would be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in a HR department with over 30 staff in a unionised organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in HR management and administration.
  • Have working experience with and an excellent knowledge of Outlook, Excel and word
  • Have the ability to work for long and odd hours under minimum supervision to meet deadlines.
  • Pleasant personality with positive attitude, excellent negotiation and record keeping skills.
  • Available to begin immediately.

    Qualified persons with physical challenges are encouraged to apply

    Applications should indicate the position applied for on the left hand side of the envelope.

    All application should be forwarded in Hard copy together with a CV including current contacts of three references (one of whom should be the immediate employer), copies of relevant certificates and testimonials and current / last and expected remuneration all to be submitted before 12.00 Noon 3rd December 2014:

    The Recruitment Committee
    APDK – Nairobi Branch
    Westlands Waiyaki Way;
    Opposite Oil Libya
    Box 46747, 00100
    Nairobi


    KNLS Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya

    KNLS Board is an ISO 9001:2000 certified statutory body of the Government of Kenya, established by an Act of Parliament Cap.225 of the Laws of Kenya.

    In order to strengthen the corporate strategy and governance, KNLS Board invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

    Principal Legal Officer

    Scale 5

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) , the person will be responsible for the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of efficient Board secretariat services to ensure compliance.
  • Preparing for Board and Committees Meetings in a timely manner and follow up all the matters arising from Board meetings in order to ensure effective implementation of Board decisions.
  • With the guidance of the CEO the Legal Officer will be responsible for the management of the Board database and ensure timely uploading and updating of the materials in the system and ensure that all Board Members are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to use the system.
  • Prepare the annual Board calendar and work plan and maintain Board details and attendance registers.
  • Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant knls stakeholders.
  • Custodian of good corporate governance practices, Board Charter, Board stewardship & accountability, Fiduciary duties of Directors, Board manual, code of conduct, conflict of interest and maintenance and custody of Company Seal.
  • Providing advice on training for the Board on good corporate governance and fiduciary duties of Board Members.
  • Preparation of contracts, legal documents and memorandum of understanding
  • Liaising with external Lawyers on Court Cases and offering guidance notes and evidence to support court proceedings.
  • Conducting legal research and rendering advice to the Board.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
  • At least six(6) years work experience and four (4) years in Company Secretariat work in a large and busy organization.
  • Must be a holder of CPS (K).
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretary.
  • Knowledge of Corporate Governance.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Information about this job is also available in our website/opportunities available i.e www.knls.ac.ke.

    Interested applicants should send their application, detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications by e-mail knls@knls.ac.ke

    or write to:

    The Director
    Kenya National Library Service
    P. O. Box 30573 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Closing date for applications is 23rd December 2014 at 4.30 pm.

    Knls is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization.

    Persons with disability and those from marginalized regions are encouraged to apply.

    Only successful applicants will be acknowledged in writing.


    Nairobi Women’s Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    At The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, we are changing to better deliver on our promise and live to our vision “We are trusted with the health care of our Women in Africa”.

    As part of this change, exciting vacancies have arisen and invite suitably qualified talent to this winning team.

    1. Nursing Officers

    (3 Positions)

    Reporting to the Nursing Officer in Charge this position is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the Nursing team within a section (Maternity, OPD, Medical /Surgical).

    The job holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality nursing care, optimal resource utilization and customer care.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a Diploma in KRCHN. Higher National diploma in a specialized area or valid certification in BLS, ACLS or ATLS will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in people management and customer care.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 6 years cumulative experience in a busy hospital environment and/or 3 to 5 years experience in a similar position leading a team of nursing staff.

    2. Senior Staff Nurse

    (6 Positions)

    Reporting to the Nursing Officer this position is responsible for provision of high quality nursing care within (Maternity, OPD, Medical /Surgical, Theatre).

    In addition this position is responsible for shift leading.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a Diploma in KRCHN.

    Higher National diploma in a specialized area or valid certification in BLS, ACLS or ATLS and prior experience leading a team will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in nursing care.

    The successful candidate must have over 4 years cumulative experience in a busy hospital environment.

    3. Counsellor

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Manager- Medical Services and Psychosocial Support this position will be responsible for provision of quality counselling services.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Degree in Counselling Psychology.

    In addition they must have experience of up to 3 years interacting directly with clients and actively providing support.

    Experience in a busy hospital environment or experience or training in social work will be an added advantage.

    Key Competencies that shall apply for all the jobs outlined above are Customer Focus with demonstrated interpersonal skills, Team work, Managing performance, Results orientation, Reliability and high degree of professionalism and ethics

    4. Manager - Psychosocial Support and Services

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Executive Director-GVRC, this position is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating all GVRC service delivery functions- Medical Treatment, Counseling, Social Work and Legal Aid/Support.

    The job holder will be responsible for ensuring quality, operational excellence, and customer care.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Post graduate training in Social work will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in Business, Financial and People Management.

    The successful candidate must have at least 3 years management experience.

    5. Pharmacy Services In Charge

    ( 1 Position)

    Reporting to both the Hospital Manager and the Pharmacy Services Manager, this position is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the Pharmacy team within the hospital.

    The job holder will superintend the branch pharmacy.

    In addition the job holder will also ensure availability of the products as per the approved formulary, stock control and customer care.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology and must have a valid license with the KPPB.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in People Management and Customer Care.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 6 years cumulative experience in a busy hospital environment with 1 to 3 years experience in a similar position leading a team of pharmacy staff.

    6. Ambulance Driver

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Operations Officer, this position will be responsible for safe transportation of clients.

    The job holder will in addition be responsible for maintenance and optimal performance of the vehicle and will ensure accurate records are maintained.

    Applicants must be in possession A valid driver’s licence with minimum of 3 years active driving experience preferably in a similar setting.

    Drivers with Defensive Driving Skills will have an added advantage.

    All applicants must also have a valid certificate of good conduct.

    Key Competencies that shall apply for all the jobs outlined above are Customer Focus with demonstrated interpersonal skills, Team work, Managing performance, Results orientation, Reliability and high degree of professionalism and ethics.

    Interested candidate are invited to send their applications and cv on or before 30th November 2014 to vacancies@nwch.co.ke quoting the position applied for as the subject line.


    Health Poverty Action Consultant for Participatory Governance Project in Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia, Supported by the Commonwealth Foundation

    Health Poverty Action is looking for a participatory governance consultant to work for 40 days between December 2014 and March 2016.

    Project will involve both desk research and writing in the consultant’s home country and also travel to Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia.

    The consultant will have

    a proven track record of at least 5 year’s experience of conducting similar work ideally will have experience of the region extensive experience of creating and writing participatory governance toolkits

    For full terms of reference please visit ; Health Poverty Action Consultant for Participatory Governance Project in Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia, Supported by the Commonwealth Foundation

    To apply please provide:

  • A full CV, outlining your relevant experience.
  • A technical proposal outlining involvement in similar projects.
  • Your daily rate in £.

    Deadline for applications: 8th December 2014

    Please send applications to consultancies@healthunlimited.or.ke specifying "Participatory Governance Consultancy" in the email subject line


    Africa Lead II Agriculture Policy Development Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project

    Scope of Work

    Title: Africa Lead II Agriculture Policy Development Specialist

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with in-country and periodic international travel)

    Period of Performance: Immediate – September 30, 2018 (funding dependent)

    Background:

    The USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project is a five-year effort to support and advance the agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), while simultaneously contributing to the Feed the Future goals of reduced hunger and poverty, by building the capacity of men and women African leaders, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead, and manage the structures needed for the transformation process.

    This project has three components:

    1. The establishment of institutional/organizational architecture to lead African agriculture transformation at the national and regional levels, operating at the highest level of effectiveness;

    2. The operationalization of capacity to manage policy change and alignment process; and

    3. The effective participation and leading when necessary, of civil society and private sector – Non-State Actors (NSAs) – in the CAADP process.

    Responsibilities:

    The Agriculture Policy Development Specialist will have primary responsibility for leading initiatives to establish and improve effective and inclusive policy development.

    He or she will emphasize the facilitation and engagement of private sector and civil society with government policy making entities.

    Specifically, the Agriculture Policy Development Specialist will:

    Technical Delivery:

  • Support and facilitate engagement of key stakeholders at the continental, regional, and country level in agricultural policy review, development, and implementation processes
  • Assist with the prioritization of capacity development, training, and technical assistance needs to maximize NSA participation and leverage NSA expertise
  • Support and facilitate engagement and collaboration between NSAs and public sector policy making entities in research, analysis and implementation of policy related activities.
  • Identify and develop specific initiatives to strengthen engagement of youth, women, and under-represented groups
  • Propose innovative initiatives to strengthen the leadership of NSA networks/coalitions to self-organize and coordinate activities at continental, regional and national levels
  • Support key NSA actors to analyze and articulate policy issues impacting the farming and other agriculture-related businesses at all levels
  • Develop, vet and maintain a roster of experts— international, regional and national (for target countries)— that can be used to guide NSA supported activities, including gender and youth

    Program Development and Management:

  • Work with the Regional Director to develop a realistic but aggressive timeline for program delivery and to ensure timely implementation of the program
  • Conduct or provide technical support to program activities to drive direction of AL II investments and technical assistance interventions
  • Identify likely barriers to program delivery and work with the Regional Director and Senior Organizational Change/Institutional Development Specialist on solutions
  • Coordinate with staff in other Africa Lead offices to promote program consistency and replicate successful initiatives.
  • Contribute inputs for annual continent-wide Africa Lead work plans
  • Engage directly in training, mentoring and provision of technical assistance as appropriate
  • Review training curricula as developed by specialized training TA
  • Travel to counties as needed to engage in technical assistance, assessments, training and mentoring
  • Attend national, regional and international workshops as appropriate and as approved by Regional Director to ensure access to relevant innovations and ideas that can extend and deepen program impact

    Reporting:

  • Provide to Regional Director and Senior Organizational Change/Institutional
  • Development Specialist weekly short bulleted list of priorities for upcoming week and accomplishments from previous week
  • Provide to Bethesda-based Knowledge, Learning and Communication (KLC) Manager
  • Kenya program input for quarterly and annual reports, and other required reports to USAID
  • Work with KLC team to identify KM/Learning products

    Other:

  • Participate in weekly senior management meetings led by the Regional Director
  • Participate in weekly country program meetings led by the Senior Organizational
  • Change/Institutional Development Specialist
  • Performance Criteria: Africa Lead II is a performance-based project, highly dependent on individuals and team core competencies.

    Each staff member will participate in a semi-annual evaluation and receive feedback.

    Based on this evaluation, decisions related to promotion or salary increase will be made.

    Supervision:

  • The Agriculture Policy Development Specialist will report to the Regional Director, and will collaborate closely with other members of the Senior Management Team—Technical, Country Programs, Finance/Administration, and Logistics—to ensure smooth coordination of activities.

    Qualifications, Background and Experience:

  • Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal, leadership and management skills as well as relevant experience implementing programs to increase local capacity to improve food security.

    Specific experience and specialization in the following areas is required:

  • agricultural policy reform, advocacy, and implementation;
  • civil society capacity building;
  • food security; and
  • public education/awareness. Education:

    An advanced degree in agricultural economics/development, international development, political science, or other relevant field

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of technical experience in working with the private sector and civil society on complex development programs
  • Thorough understanding of institutional and process dynamics of agriculture policy making in Africa
  • Experience in building capacity of the private sector and civil society to better engage in policy formation and implementation
  • Experience in human and institutional capacity development, agricultural development, food security, policy reform and advocacy, and civil society/non-state actor development
  • Previous experience on USAID or donor projects and experience in and knowledge of African development issues

    Skills:

  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing food security issues in developing countries
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict and ethical management skills
  • Strong training, facilitation and communication skills
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent English language skills required
  • Proficiency in other languages preferable

    If you believe you qualify for this job, kindly submit your CV and current/expected salary to Ruth Ndegwa (ruth_ndegwa@africaleadftf.org).

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline to submit your CV is December 5, 2014.


    BM Security 500 Guards Jobs in Kenya

    An urgent call for 500 guards

    BM Security Ltd is a leading Security Services Company providing integrated security solutions across the entire Country.

    Due to re-organization demands we are seeking to recruit Security Officers.

    Applications must be Kenyan citizens of high integrity, highly motivated and results-oriented individuals willing to join our Guarding Section.

    Mandatory Basic Requirement

  • Form four leavers (Those with higher qualifications will also be considered).
  • Height of 5 feet 8 inches for men.
  • A minimum of Grade D- at KCSE.
  • Age brackets Of 23 to 35 for men.
  • In possession of valid certificate of good conduct (not exceeding one year old) or ready to apply for the same.
  • Physically fit.
  • With good eye sight and sense of hearing
  • Proficiency in English & Kiswahili both oral and written, besides, good interpersonal skills.
  • If one has worked elsewhere, then, he must have a clean work history.
  • Post secondary training will be an added advantage.
  • Documents to be Produced during Recruitment (originals and Photocopies)
  • Valid Kenyan National ID Card
  • School Leaving Certificates
  • Examination Certificates
  • Post Secondary Certificates &
  • Other Testimonials if applicable

    Those who meet the above requirements are encouraged to present themselves for consideration at BM Headquarters - Nairobi, situated along Jamhuri Road, Off Ngong Rd, opposite the Nairobi International Show Ground.

    Or any of the following BM Branch Offices: Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru and Nyeri

    Tuesday 25th November to Saturday 29th November from 08:00 - 10:00

    Note:

    Successful candidates will be required to undergo 2 weeks Security Officers’ training in Nairobi.

    Candidates will be required to arrange for their own accommodation and upkeep during the training in Nairobi

    Further briefing shall be given to the successful candidates after recruitment

    BM Recruitment Committee


    University of Lusaka Dean of School of Law Job Vacancy

    University of Lusaka

    Employment Opportunity: Dean - School of Law

    The University of Lusaka (UNILUS) invites applications for the position of Dean of School of Law.

    The Dean will assume leadership of a great Law School at an extraordinary moment in its history, responds ambitiously to the challenges of the moment in legal education, and expand its reach worldwide.

    As a top-tier Law School, UNILUS School of Law provides a legal education characterized by academic excellence, hands-on learning, and a focus on service, ethics and justice.

    UNILUS School of Law has grown to be one of most diverse and most respected Law Schools in the nation, with outstanding reputation for its close sense of community among students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    UNILUS therefore seeks a talented individual with appropriate credentials, a record of successful leadership and management oriented towards action and results, external resource, development skills, and a passionate commitment to teaching, research, professional engagement and service.

    Job Summary:

    The Dean shall be the academic and administrative leader of the School.

    The Dean shall report to the Vice-Chancellor and shall administer the School in accordance with the policies and rules of the University.

    The Dean shall be responsible for and have the authority to provide:

  • Education in accordance with the essentials specified by the degree requirements and accreditation standards;
  • A scholarly environment to include the support of research and other scholarly activity.

    In discharging these responsibilities, the Dean shall:

  • Be the academic administrator responsible for the overall operation of the School.
  • The Dean shall have both the authority and responsibility for planning, budgeting, scheduling, personnel matters, curriculum, instruction, development and other academic matters;
  • Maintain a liaison with students, staff, faculty, alumni and community, including local, regional, and international legal institutions of higher learning.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    UNILUS requires candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum holder of a Master’s Degree in Law;
  • PhD holders/Professors in Law would have an added advantage and are encouraged to apply;
  • At least five (5) years experience in lecturing and research within a University environment.
  • Admission to the bar will be an added advantage;
  • Membership to professional legal bodies would be further added advantage.

    Key Skills:

  • Candidate must be a visionary, strategic, innovative, creative, resourceful and talented;
  • Knowledge of disciplinary/professional trends and higher education activities on national and international level;
  • Significant and successful leadership experience and personal qualities to lead a top Law School
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Collaborative approach to governance;
  • High level of planning and organizing skills;
  • Self motivated and hardworking;
  • Action-oriented and a team builder and player;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

    If you meet the specifications for the above position, please send your application letter specifying the position applied for, a detailed CV and copies of academic qualifications to:

    The Registrar,
    Pioneer Campus, Mass Media Area Plot 37411,
    P.O Box 36711, University of Lusaka, Zambia.

    E-mail: ictar@zamnet.zm / unilus@zamnet.zm

    Website: see; University of Lusaka Dean of School of Law Job Vacancy

    The deadline for receipt of applications is 29th November, 2014

    UNILUS is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

    UNILUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Joytharc International NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Joytharc International is a Non - governmental Organisation with its head office in Nairobi.

    It was founded in 2008 and it’s currently implementing an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Home Based Care Programme in 22 counties in Kenya.

    Joytharc International seeks the following Professionals to work on contracts from January 2015.

    Current staffs whose contracts have ended are advised to apply.

    Interviews are scheduled for December 2014.

    1. Chief Executive Officer - 1 Position

    2. Administration Managers - 2 Positions

    3. Associate Manager - 1 Position

    4. Procurement Managers - 2 Positions

    5. Liaison Officer - 1 Position

    6. Programme Managers - 2 Positions

    7. Human Resource Manager - 1 Position

    8. Programme Officers - 15 Positions

    9. Supplies and Procurement Officers - 6 Positions

    10. Finance Officers - 2 Positions

    11. Communication Officers - 2 Positions

    12. Administration Officers - 4 Positions

    13. Office Assistants - 4 Positions

    14. I.T. Specialist - 1 Position

    15. Security Officers - 2 Positions

    16. Drivers - 3 Positions

    17. Messenger - 1 Position

    18. Legal Officer - 1 Position

    Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above criteria should send their application together with a detailed CV, testimonials, names of 3 referees, daytime telephone and quoting the job reference on the email subject to info@joytharcinternational.org to reach us not later than Monday, 15th December 2014.

    NB: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.


    National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK) Chairperson Job Vacancy

    Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

    State Department of Education

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to serve as Chairperson of the National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK), pursuant to section 94 (1) and the Sixth Schedule 14 (1) of the Basic Education Act No.14 of 2013.

    The Council is established in the Act to spearhead the education of nomadic and other marginalized children in Kenya.

    The Chairperson is expected to provide strategic leadership and ensure the council delivers on its mandate.

    He/she should be capable of contributing to provision of quality education to nomadic and marginalized communities in Kenya.

    Requirements for Appointment

    A person shall be qualified for appointment as a chairperson if such a person:

  • Holds a degree in education;
  • Has knowledge and at least ten (10) years’ experience in matters relating to education;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Duration of Appointment

    The Chairperson of the council shall serve for a term of four years renewable once.

    All candidates are required to avail copies of the following documents with their applications:

  • Academic and professional certificates
  • clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority
  • clearance from the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission
  • A certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department
  • clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board

    Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of Academic and Professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport together with relevant testimonials and names and contacts of three (3) referees should be posted to:

    Chairperson Selection Committee
    P O Box 30040-00100
    Nairobi

    Or hand delivered to Room 618, 6th Floor, Jogoo House ‘B’ between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. during official working days or send soft copies to naconek2014@gmail.com

    The envelopes enclosing applications should be clearly marked “Application for Chairperson of the National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya”

    Applications should be submitted on or before 11th December, 2014 at 5.00 pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Chairperson Selection Committee
    National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya
    Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
    P O Box 30040-00100

    Nairobi


    Standard Group Correspondent, KTN Producer and KTN Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Counties, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services.

    The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable individuals, to fill the following positions:

    1. Correspondent – Lamu, Busia, Bungoma, Migori, Kakamega Town, Nairobi, Garissa, Malindi, Molo, Siaya, Nyamira, Makueni and Meru

    The successful candidates will source, collect, write and submit stories/reports and articles within set deadlines, so as to inform, educate and entertain our readers in the allocated region.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Go out on assignments given by the News Editor, take notes, carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within set deadlines
  • Research and collect background information required to make stories complete, topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • Write stories collected and read back to ensure that they are balanced, properly presented, free of error and in line with laid down editorial policy and house-style
  • Follow news leads and maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • Keep the Editor informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where assistance is required and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines

    Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in Journalism or other training in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years having worked as a writer/reporter
  • Good command of English language.
  • Excellent wring skills
  • Social, Networking, Analytical and Writing Skills
  • Writing Experience

    1. Producer – KTN

    The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing each project from conception to completion.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, logistical planning and conceptualisation of programmes
  • Strong intuitive understanding of the production process
  • Direct programs in the genre of News, Talk shows, Dramas
  • Script writing
  • Determine and prepare production budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Maintain team spirit and work well with fellow team members

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Degree in TV production/Communication (media studies)
  • 3 years’ work experience in TV production
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Good editing ability on FCP and/or any other software
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Creative mind
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work long and odd hours

    3. Production Assistant - KTN

    The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and organisational support to senior production staff prior to, during and after the production of a programme.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide support role to the TV Producers/Directors
  • Assist the Producer on location; and if need be, be able to handle location shoots individually
  • Prepare the necessary check lists for any production and ensure that all materials required are in place by set deadlines
  • To write/read and understand the script of assigned programmes, determine format and logistical requirements.
  • Oversee cues, timings and continuity during recording
  • Assist in the packaging of the Production by ensuring scripts, tapes, music, footage and any other relevant material is available in the editing suite during the scheduled time
  • Ensure that all administrative duties are carried out before the production phase including guest lists, production equipment and personnel

    Knowledge and Skills

  • University degree in Mass Communication.
  • Diploma in TV production or similar qualification
  • Minimum of 1-2 years TV production experience
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work long and odd hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Budgeting skills

    If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website at; Standard Group Correspondent, KTN Producer and KTN Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya to browse through the current openings / vacancies and apply not later than 31st November 2014

    Please note that Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Islamic Relief HR & Admin Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional Office East Africa

    Vacancy: HR & Admin Officer

    Base Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting To: Regional HR Manager

    Line Management Responsibilities: Support Staff in Regional Office

    Dimension and Scope of the Role:

    Islamic Relief Worldwide is an International NGO with headquarters in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    IR works towards to alleviation of poverty and reducing the suffering of the world’s poorest population regardless of race, religion or gender.

    Islamic Relief has its programmes in over 35 countries worldwide.

    The East Africa Regional Office has been established in 2011 in Nairobi with the aim to improve the quality of our programmes, consolidate our learning to ensure lasting benefits for the communities, further relations with the humanitarian actors, donors, governments, and civil society organisations.

    Through its field offices in East Africa, IRW increases the organisation’s ability to tackle poverty by developing and fostering partnerships and institutional relationships effectively and proactively, and by ensuring transparent and timely reporting to the organisation’s donors

    Job Purpose:

    The position is responsible to assist Regional HR Manager for the smooth administrative and HR function in IRW East Africa Regional Office.

    The role is mainly responsible for operational support in HR, Admin and external Liaison to facilitate the Regional Office Team by ensuring compliance as per IRW policies and procedures.

    Key Working Relationships

    Regular coordination with Regional HR Manager & Regional Director Regular contact with admin/HR/Logistics colleagues in the region office. Regular contact with relevant service providers, Government departments etc.

    Key Accountabilities

    The job holder is accountable for fulfilling his or her roles and responsibilities in line with Islamic values and principles of fairness, humanity, honesty, respect and fair treatment of his/her colleagues and staff.

    Human Resources:

  • Provide assistance to RHRM in local / national recruitment i.e. preparing and uploading job adverts etc.
  • Providing support to RHRM on tracking and monitoring applications, scheduling and coordinating on recruitment process up to selection of candidates.
  • Assisting RHRM on preparing induction plan for new joiners in Regional Office.
  • Maintain regional staff files for the EA region and assisting RHRM in drafting HR documents (including contracts, extensions, termination etc.).
  • Managing the leave record of the regional office team.
  • Assist local staff in respect of benefits (medical cover, pension etc);
  • Support Regional HR Manager in processing visa’s, work permits and government clearances for East Africa Regional Staff.
  • Provide support to RHRM in compiling EA country HR reports ( KPI, Quality standards, Quarterly reports etc);
  • Coordinating with finance on local staff payroll management.
  • Assist the Regional HR Manager in ensuring compliance with HR policies in the EA Regional Office.
  • Coordinate HR events, trainings, meetings.

    Office Administration:

  • Assist RHRM on admin related matters and contribute to development of administrative policies for EA RO.
  • Supervise administration staff based in Regional office and ensure efficient services of front desk.
  • Provide administrative support to regional team as needed.
  • Maintain service contact with different service providers (i.e., hotel, venue, travel agent, etc.), including processing payments to vendor/service providers.
  • Maintain and update inventory records of EA Regional office assets and equipment.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of leased facilities
  • Oversee the maintenance and reconciliation of cash flow in petty cash
  • Assist Regional HRM in facilitating international staff housing, travel, visa and immigration related matters.
  • Ensure the proper vehicle management, maintenance and insurance of regional office vehicles.
  • Provide support to regional team in procurement of equipment for RO staff and coordinate with finance team accordingly.
  • General assistance to the Regional HR Management Team.

    Person Specification:

    It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with the Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to Islamic Relief Worldwide’s vision and mission.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline, and/or a postgraduate specialisation in Human Resources management
  • Minimum three years’ experience in HR/admin or liaison roles at same level in a corporate or NGO environment.
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations, current Kenyan employment legislation and ability to maintain models of good employment practice
  • Experience in performance management, capacity building and setting frameworks and systems for staff development
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change
  • Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office
  • High level of commitment to and understanding of IR’s vision, mission and values
  • Be a member of or affiliated to relevant professional organisations.

    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience.

    Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

    The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.

    Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke by Friday 28th November, 2014.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Makueni County Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Government of Makueni County

    Makueni County Public Service Board

    Makueni County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in accordance with Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Sections 45, 50 and 51 of the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

    1. Records Management Clerks

    JG H

    2 Posts

    Reporting to assistant director, records management, the officers will be responsible for the following:

  • Implementing best practice In record keeping and management
  • Managing the operations of registry.
  • Planning appropriate office space for accommodation of registry services.
  • Tracking file/ documents movement in accordance to Government regulations.
  • Proposing any policies that would improve and provide security in safeguarding classified information.
  • Ensuring orderly record Management for ease retrieval and referencing when required.
  • Maintaining updated files.
  • Processing all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  • Performing data entry as instructed.
  • Work with electronic storage media devices
  • Storing and extracting file information from computers.
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.

    Qualification / Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Diploma in Information Science or records management.
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience.
  • Demonstrate professional competencies and administrative ability for the position.
  • Able to manage records independently.
  • Have interpersonal and basic skills in Human Resource.
  • Knowledge in Computer applications.
  • Satisfy Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

    2. Payroll Clerks

    JG H

    2 Posts

    The Human Resource Assistants will be answerable to the Payroll Manager and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ensuring compliance with the requirements of IPPD system in salary preparation.
  • Ensuring timely preparation of salaries.
  • Effecting statutory deductions in payroll and timely remittance of the same.
  • Addressing all staff matters related to payroll.
  • Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non taxable wages.
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution
  • Minimum two years (5) relevant experience in the public or private sector.
  • Knowledge in Human Resource Management policies, statutory regulations and employee relations.
  • Good planning, organizational, communication and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

    3. Senior Records Management Officer

    JG M

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Director, Human Resource, the Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Storing, arranging, indexing and classifying records;
  • Facilitating the development of filing systems, and maintaining these to meet administrative, legal and financial requirements;
  • Devising and ensuring the implementation of retention and disposal schedules;
  • Responsible for overall record keeping and Management
  • Developing Records management policy and implementing the same.
  • Developing and managing the Registry.
  • Advising on proper ways of disposing documents that have outlived their usefulness.
  • Assisting the Government in developing best practice record Management procedures and ensuring that they are adhered to.
  • Ensuring proper, secure and computerized storage of documents for easy retrieval.
  • Overseeing the management of electronic and/or paper-based information;
  • Designing, setting up, maintaining, reviewing and documenting records systems;
  • Identifying the most appropriate records management resources;
  • Advising on and implementing new records management policies and classification systems;
  • Providing a policy framework to guide staff in the management of their records and use of the employer’s records system;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations;
  • Managing the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems;
  • Preserving corporate memory and heritage;
  • Responding to internal and/or external information enquiries;
  • Advising on complex legal and regulatory issues, often involving difficult judgements in controversial areas such as the Freedom of Information Act and other national or County legislation;
  • Training and supervising records staff;
  • Advising staff in other departments on the management of their records and information
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.

    Qualification / Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Science / Records Management.
  • Master’s degree in related field will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served as a Senior Records Management officer for 7 years.
  • Must demonstrate professional competence and administrative ability in handling records.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good knowledge in Computer applications.
  • Satisfy Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010

    How to Apply

    Written applications enclosing CV, Copies of academic and professional certificates and ID card should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to;

    The Secretary
    Makueni County Public Service Board
    P. O. Box 49 - 90300
    Makueni

    Visit: see; Makueni County Jobs in Kenya

    Or delivered by hand at the reception desk at Makueni County Public Service Board Offices located past Makueni Girls, Opposite Wote Technical Training Institute.

    Closing date is Friday 5th December, 2014

    Note:

    (i) All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following Institutions;

  • The Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
  • The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).

    (ii) Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    (iii) Short-listed candidates will be required to produce their original National Identity cards, Certificates and the above clearances during interviews.

    (iv) The Makueni County Government is an equal opportunity employer; Youth, Women, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.

    (v) Affirmative action as stipulated in the constitution shall be applied.

    (vi) The salary and benefits attached to each post are as advised by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.


    Brooke East Africa Impact / Evidence Officer and Administrative / Communications Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Brooke East Africa is an animal welfare charity whose mission is to improve the welfare of working donkeys, horses and mules.

    The Brooke currently seeks to recruit an impact and evidence officer and administrative and communications assistant, based in Nairobi for a 2-year national appointment, with possibility of extension.

    1. Vacancy: Impact and Evidence Officer

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities
  • Building capacity within Brooke EA partner organizations on M+E
  • Establishing robust systems for gathering evidence
  • Ensuring effective reporting of evidence both internally and externally

    Summary of Qualifications

  • At least First Degree (Bachelor) in international development, animal health/welfare or epidemiology/public health discipline
  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in a development and/or research organization.

    2. Vacancy: Administrative and Communications Assistant

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Operations & Administrative Management
  • Communications Support and Coordination
  • Fleet Management

    Summary of Qualifications

  • At least First Degree (Bachelor) in business administration, communications, finance and accounting or other related area of studies
  • Minimum 2-years’ experience in a development sector, with strong administrative, media communications and public relations.

    How to Apply

    All interested and eligible candidates for either of the advertised positions should email us their application letter, CV including 3 referees and updated documents to jobs@cloversmtc.com or cloversmtc.osclass.com to receive an application form not later than 31st December, 2014.


    DFID/Abt Associates Qualitative Research Consultancy Opportunity Request for Application

    Request for Applications/RFA No. HHEF End User-1

    Title: HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund End-User Research

    Abt Associates Inc. requests an application from your organization to provide technical services as described in the Statement of Work in this document.

    We anticipate awarding one Firm Fixed Price type sub-award for the subject solicitation.

    The anticipated period of performance is January through February 2015.

    The RFA is comprised of four (4) sections as listed below:

  • Section 1: Instructions to the Offeror
  • Section 2: Representations and Certification Forms
  • Section 3: Statement of Work
  • Section 4: Detailed Budget Breakdown

    Issuance of this solicitation does not constitute an award commitment on the part of Abt Associates, nor does it commit Abt Associates to pay for any costs incurred in the preparation or submission of an application.

    Important Reference Documents

    1. See; DFID/Abt Associates Qualitative Research Consultancy Opportunity Request for Application to download a detailed terms of reference

    2. See; summary template to download a budget summary template

    Abt Associates reserves the right to reject any and all offers, if such action is considered to be in the best interest of the agreement

    Important Dates

  • Issuance Date: November 14, 2014

  • Due date for submission of questions: November 28, 2014
  • Closing Date: December 5, 2014

    Your application must be received in electronic format at the following e-mail address not later than 5:00 pm EST on December 5, 2014:

    Applications must be submitted electronically via email to:

    SHOPS/Lauren Rosapep Abt Associates, Inc. Lauren_Rosapep@abtassoc.com

    Questions concerning this request for applications should be submitted in writing via email to Ms. Lauren Rosapep. No questions will be answered by phone.

    All questions should be submitted no later than 4:00 pm (Eastern time, United States; UTC -05:00), November 28, 2014)

    If any questions are submitted, a written response will be circulated to all applicants.

    Abt Associates reserves the right to accept or reject any application in part or full without assigning any reason whatsoever.

    All correspondence related to this RFP should reference RFA NO. HHEF END USER-1 in the subject line of the email.


    Paralegal Officer Job in Ruiru Kenya

    A Kenyan Development Agency based in Ruiru is looking for qualified and experienced person to fill a post of a Paralegal Officer.

    Interested candidates should have a Certificate / Diploma in legal studies or related courses and a minimum of 2 years experience in paralegalism and community development.

    The applicants should possess a valid riding license.

    All applicants should send an application letter, detailed CV and testimonials to:

    The Executive Director-(RODI Kenya).
    P.O Box 746
    Ruiru

    or through rodikenya@iconnect.co.ke before 28th November 2014

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KPMG Technical Advisor – Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund

    KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, which include audit, tax and advisory.

    KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) Unit is a KPMG Centre of Excellence (CoE) in development advisory work on the continent.

    KPMG IDAS has adopted a pan-African approach to development work, employing full-time experienced development experts within the KPMG Africa team at our headquarters in Nairobi, together with a network of champions across the twenty countries of KPMG in sub-Saharan Africa.

    KPMG is the Local Fund Agent (LFA) for the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria grants in Sudan and South Sudan.

    We are seeking a high caliber individual for the role of Technical Advisor for our LFA team based in Kenya.

    The position will be based in Nairobi Kenya, with frequent travel to Sudan and South Sudan.

    How to Apply:

    Please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience quotingIDAS/2014/Global Fund Sudan and South Sudanon or before 11th December 2014 to DASrecruit@kpmg.co.ke


    The Mater Hospital Software Developer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Software Developer

    The Mater Hospital, a leading Health Care Provider is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven and creative individual to fill the above position.

    Reporting to the IT Manager, the successful candidates’ role will include but not limited to;

    Key Responsibilities

  • Development of new software requirements in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and JQUERY environment.
  • Designing and implementation of new software application requirements’ interfaces
  • Administration of the institution’s Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Supporting users in software, hardware, network and other ICT related issues
  • Guiding users in testing and training of the newly developed features in the institution’s software application.
  • Performing routines backups of the institution’s databases.
  • Covering Weekends, public holidays and after office hours

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Diploma in Computer (Science) Studies from a recognized institution,
  • 3 years working experience in a similar position and in a busy software development environment,
  • 2 years continuous software development experience in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and JQUERY environment, and
  • Advanced skills in software design and administration of Relational Database
  • Management Systems (RDBMS)
  • Experience in C# and Sage AccPac will be an added advantage

    If you are interested in this position and meet the above requirements, please send your application together with a detailed CV with contact details of your referees and copies of your testimonials to hrrecruit@materkenya.com to reach us by 28th November 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Private Farm Animal Husbandry Job in Kenya

    A private farm requires personnel to fill the following position:

    Animal Husbandry

    Applicants should have a Diploma with six years experience.

    Apply before 15th December, 2014, attaching updated CV, testimonials and full contacts details to:-

    DNA/1736
    P. O Box 49010, 00100, GPO
    Nairobi


    WFP Programme Assistant (Data Entry – M&E) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    UN World Food Programme – Somalia

    Vacancy Announcement No. 017/2014 (Position No.14-0017307)

    Post Title: Programme Assistant (Data Entry – M&E)

    Contract type: Service Contract

    Post Grade: SC4

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 1 year (initial)

    Date of issue: 19th November 2014

    Closing Date: 2nd December 2014

    Organizational Background:

    The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

    This position is open to qualified Kenyan nationals only.

    Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer (M&E) and the overall supervision of the Head of Programme Support and Processing, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Collect and archive all check-lists/data entered by Area Offices including narrative field mission reports;
  • Analyse data for the WFP Corporate annual project report;
  • Update indicator information in the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET) platform;
  • Set up a tracking system to ensure asset completion in all Area Offices;
  • Provide information and logistical support to external evaluators;
  • Update and maintain monitoring activities databases;
  • Track monitoring coverage by activity, Area Office, Food Distribution Points,
  • Cooperating Partner, and geographical location and monitoring staff utilization;
  • Follow up on over or under achievement of monitoring coverage and provide recommendations for improving coverage;
  • Analyse and prepare reports on coverage and staff utilization in the monthly M&E report and other reports as requested;
  • Develop questionnaires, enter data and generate reports in the Geo-referenced
  • Real-time Acquisition of Statistics (GRASP) platform;
  • Maintain and update accurate records and files within the field of work;
  • Liaise with other units to resolve issues and clarify or obtain additional information;
  • Draft correspondence related to the field of work;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities.

    Experience:

  • At least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or another related field.
  • At least one year at G3 level or equivalent.
  • Proven database management experience would be an added advantage.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

    Knowledge:

  • Experience utilising computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
  • Knowledge of WFP regulations and rules, and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

    For more information on job application details, see; Programme Assistant (Data Entry-M&E) SC4

    Step 1: Create your online CV.

    Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

    Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Private School Teachers Jobs in Kenya

    A private school needs Teachers to fill the following positions:

  • English / Literature,
  • CRE / Geography,
  • CRE / History,
  • Kiswahili / History,
  • Business / Geography,
  • Maths / Business,
  • Computer and French.
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry and
  • Physics teachers.

    A brass band instructor is also required.

    He should have adequate experience in coaching trumpet, trombone, among other wind instruments.

    Preference will be given to individuals who have coached brass bands for at least ten years in the uniformed service.

    An enrolled / registered nurse with at least six years’ experience in a government institution is also required.

    Apply before 10th December 2014, attaching updated CV, testimonials and full contacts details to

    DNA/1735
    P. O Box 49010, 00100, GPO
    Nairobi,


    Nivea Warehouse Supervisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Nivea Job Vacancy Announcement

    Job Title: Warehouse Supervisor

    Employment Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Summary:

    Successful candidate will have the overall responsibility of managing all warehouse, logistics and transport (inbound and outbound) operations within East Africa ensuring timely, cost effective and service optimized material flow of goods.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the flow of goods through the warehouse, including receiving, unloading, put away, picking, packing, loading and dispatch of goods in line with customer orders and ensuring timely, cost and service optimized processes.
  • Leads the creation of daily resource plans in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Manages the in-sourced, on site warehouse facilities and third party contractors ensuring high operational and health and safety standards are maintained within agreed budgets.
  • Implements, in conjunction with the Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs Manager, health and safety processes standards for warehousing and distribution that is in-sourced ensuring prescribed standards are met.
  • Manages the execution of relevant health and safety training and risk assessments, as defined by the Quantity Control and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
  • Manages, in conjunction with the security services provided by the industrial estate, the security and general housekeeping of the in-sourced warehouse site during operational hours ensuring the safety of employees and company is optimized.
  • Delivers an efficient stock management system on behalf of Beiersdorf Customer
  • Supply that is fully integrated within the workplace and aligned to SAP, and ensures the identification, agreement and implementation of solutions to eliminate the source of internal stock related queries.
  • Manages all auditing / site visits appertaining to stock and facilities activities ensuring processes meet required standards and business needs.
  • Develops and manages all inbound and outbound delivery processes and associated 3rd party activity to maximize on time customer order fulfillment at optimum cost.

  • Works closely with global procurement to ensure cost effective and reliable provisions of transport as part of the cyclical tender process.

    Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to express ideas effectively and actively listen to others
  • Able to influence, challenge and advise colleagues
  • Able to challenge existing work methods and display willingness to try new approaches
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Leadership
  • Strong Customer Orientation
  • FMCG Warehouse and Distribution Management
  • Experience gained in a cross functional commercial environment

    Requirements:

    The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree holder
  • Professional Qualification in Supply Chain/Logistics or Masters degree
  • Ideally SAP WM

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates to submit their application together with their curriculum vitae indicating current position, current salary and attaching copies of relevant testimonials to contacts.nairobi@beiersdorf.com so as to reach the Human Resource Office on or before 2 December 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Fairtrade Africa “Growing Women in Coffee” Project Manager Job in Kenya

    Call for Application: Fairtrade Africa “Growing Women in Coffee” Project Manager

    About Fairtrade Africa:

    Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers (Smallholder Farmer Organizations and Hired Labor set-ups) in Africa, and is a member of Fairtrade International (FI).

    FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the International Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets.

    Established in 2005, FTA directs policy and strategy development of the organization’s four (4) regional networks - Eastern, Southern, Western and the Middle East and North Africa supporting producer activities.

    Fairtrade Africa aims at:

  • Representing producers within the global Fairtrade system.
  • Ensuring that producers are co-owners of the Fairtrade system and can influence decisions that will impact their lives.
  • Building producers’ capacity through training, partnerships and knowledge exchange.
  • Promoting intra - African trade opportunities to create extra market access and offering African consumers the opportunity to shop sustainably.
  • Raising awareness on trade justice by drawing attention to the concerns and challenges producers face.

    About Kipkelion Union ‘Women in Coffee’: Kipkelion Union brings together 20,000 coffee farmers from 32 cooperatives in West Kenya, with female membership averaging just 11% across these cooperatives.

    While a far higher percentage of women contribute labour on family farms they lack the assets or land to become cooperative members and are therefore unable to sell coffee or earn an independent income.

    In 2010/11, the NGO Solidaridad – with support of Fairtrade Africa - trialled an approach in Kabng’etuny Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society - a Fairtrade certified member of Kipkelion Union - for supporting the transfer of coffee bush ownership from men to women which would enable the registration of these women as full cooperative members.

    This approach – known as “asset-transfer” - has led to 300 women gaining cooperative membership, forming a Women’s Coffee Association and generating an independent income from coffee farming for the first time.

    Opportunities exist within Kipkelion Union to extend this approach to other member cooperatives and to market the sale of women’s coffee as a premium product within Kenya’s domestic market in order to maximise returns for women farmers.

    Project details: With the support of Fairtrade Foundation UK, Fairtrade Africa is receiving funding from the UK funder The Big Lottery Fund to implement a project titled “Growing Women in Coffee”.

    This project will support Kabng’etuny Cooperative as a site of best-practice for investing in women farmers and will extend the “asset-transfer” approach trialled in Kabng’etuny Cooperative to Kapkiyai Cooperative, a second Fairtrade certified group in Kipkelion Union.

    Using the coffee produced by women farmers from these cooperatives the “Growing Women in Coffee” project will then support the development of a branded women’s coffee product for sale in the Kenyan domestic market through commercial outlets and local government procurement.

    Project activities are due to commence in January 2015 and will last for three years with Solidaridad and KENFAP joining Fairtrade Africa as primary implementing partners of project activities.

    The four overall project outcomes are as follows:

    1. Improved livelihoods for women farmers in Kabngetuny resulting from increased use of sustainable farming methods leading to improved quality and yields of coffee.

    2. Improved use of and access to natural resources through the adoption of green energy production by households in Kabngetuny cooperative, also resulting in lower levels of deforestation and less generation of harmful gases, mitigating climate change.

    3. Improved livelihoods for women in Kapkiyai through the transfer of coffee assets from men to women and improved representation and participation for women through the establishment of a Women’s Coffee Association

    4. Improved livelihoods for women farmers in Kipkelion Union through support for the sale of branded women’s coffee into domestic markets and through the creation of a learning platform at Union level to spread benefits to women farmers beyond Kabngetuny and Kapkiyai cooperatives

    Project partners and roles

    Purpose of Project Manager:

  • The main purpose of the Project Manager is to oversee the delivery of project activities by implementing partners towards the specified objectives, ensuring financial and reporting information is in line with the expectations of the funder and that activities are delivered in a timely and coordinated fashion.

  • The Project Manager will be the lead representative of Fairtrade Africa with project sites and will also perform a key role in working with others to develop a domestic market for women’s coffee.

    Tasks include:

  • Managing implementing partners across Outcomes 1 – 4 to ensure the delivery of project activities is in line with project timelines and funder expectations.
  • Working with Fairtrade Foundation to manage the overall project budget and to compile regular narrative and financial reports to the Big Lottery Fund, and to disseminate relevant project updates to a wide range of national and international stakeholders.
  • Regularly visiting project sites in Kabngetuny, Kapkiyai and at Kipkelion Union to maintain engagement with farmers and management and to address issues in a structured fashion.
  • Working with others (including independent consultants and Fairtrade Africa staff) to support the development of a branded women’s coffee product.
  • Working with others to develop a local market for women’s coffee, including organising events within Kericho County and Nairobi to promote women’s coffee.
  • Through structured contact points ensuring knowledge sharing among project partners to track progress, capture learnings and ensure that project activities remain relevant and effective

    Skills Required:

  • Strong project management experience with excellent financial management skills and demonstrable track record of managing and reporting on donor funded projects
  • Experience or knowledge of promoting market access for smallholder farmers, preferably including local market development.
  • Applied knowledge of coffee sector in East Africa, with a focus on Kenya desired.
  • Applied knowledge of gender-focused interventions, including a clear understanding of the factors which influence their success.
  • Interest and background knowledge in Fairtrade
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili and knowledge using full suite of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.

    Who does this role report to?

    The Project Manager will report to the Member & Partnerships Manager at Fairtrade Africa, who will also provide hands on support for elements of the project’s implementation, including regular visits to Kipkelion Union, Kapkiyai and Kabng’etuny Coffee Cooperatives in western Kenya.

    What are the time commitments and payment?

    The Project Manager will be recruited into a consultancy position for 3-years, starting in Quarter 1 2015, with the start date adjustable to the commitments of the successful candidate.

    The Project Manager will be expected to work for an average of 220 days per year with consultancy fees paid on a monthly basis against an established consultancy day rate as approved by the donor, which is subject to withholding tax as per Kenyan Law.

    Other costs such as transport and subsistence (meals & accommodation) during field visits will be met separately on a reimbursement basis in line with Big Lottery Fund requirements.

    The project manager shall be required to sometimes work on evenings and weekends as may be demanded by project activities.

    Location: The position will be based at Fairtrade Africa Offices in Nairobi, with regular travel to and from the project site in Kipkelion located in western Kenya.

    Equal Opportunities: Fairtrade Africa is an equal opportunity employer and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    Application

    To apply please send your CV and application letter containing details on how you can meet the skills required for this role to recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net by 12:00 noon on 28th November 2014.

    Please reference ‘Growing Women in Coffee’ in the subject line.

    Only submissions with complete details as stated in the ToR will be considered.

    Note that the successful applicant will be subjected to a background check as a condition of engagement.


    African Guarantee Fund (AGF) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The African Guarantee Fund (AGF):

    The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is incorporated and licensed in Mauritius as a limited liability company and has its office of operation in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Its products and services provide financial institutions with the means which they can leverage in bringing their African SME financing interventions to the required scale.

    The AGF contributes to the promotion of economic development, vital for prosperity, stability and poverty reduction in Africa through two lines of activity:

    a) Provision of a mix of financial guarantees and other products which reduce the risks supported by the financial sector when lending to SMEs that have insufficient collateral.

    These guarantees contribute to reduce the inability of SMEs to provide acceptable guarantees to financial institutions.

    Loan Guarantee based on a hybrid approach, Bank’s Fund Raising Guarantee and Equity Guarantees are offered.

    b) Support for capacity development of the client financial institutions.

    The AGF operates according to market principles and is a commercially viable venture with operations in a number of countries in Africa and its gradually expanding to other countries to cover the whole of Africa.

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the governments of Denmark (through Danida) and Spain (through aecid), are the founding shareholders of AGF.

    1. Vacancy: Head of Business Development

    Reporting: The Head of Business Development reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer - CEO.

    Responsibility:

    The Head of Business Development will be in charge of the whole Business Development department activities and supervises Senior and Junior Business development officers.

    Position Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels

    Position Summary:

    Under the guidance and supervision of the CEO, this position is a high level strategic role in coordinating and driving the development of AGF’s Guarantee and Capacity Building products across Africa which includes the achievement of defined revenue targets, the development of organizational capacity, and the growth of the guarantee service offerings to partner lending institutions and its related social impact.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Business Development

  • Lead the Business Development team in sourcing, managing and implementing new business opportunities;
  • Develop and implement new business development strategies to grow AGF’s guarantee business;
  • Oversee the entire Guarantee process cycle right from Lead Generation, Credit appraisal which include credit / risk rating of the country PLI and borrower on the basis of business & financial analysis, due diligence and site visits;
  • Present guarantee requests for approval by the institution’s approval bodies;
  • Develop and manage relationships with AGF partner lending institutions to meet their guarantee requirements;
  • Continuously carry out market and competitor analysis as part of gathering market intelligence to inform business decisions;
  • Manage the department’s resources within budgetary guidelines approved by the CEO according to company policy and within ethical corporate governance guidelines;
  • Manage an existing portfolio to ensure that credit quality is maintained while adding incremental growth;

    Capacity Development

  • Pro actively develop and implement capacity development strategies, approach papers and operational policies;
  • Coordinate external relations and support the CEO in negotiating support for the AGF Capacity Development facility;
  • Prepare and implement annual capacity development budgets and work plans;
  • Manage the capacity development sub facility for partner lending institutions and business development support providers;
  • Organize capacity development needs assessments of the identified business development support providers;
  • Identify and manage the procurement and contracting of qualified providers of capacity development to business development support providers;
  • Actively contribute to building relationships between partner lending institutions and business development support providers and promoting effective tripartite; relationships between partner lending institutions and business development support providers and SMEs;
  • Reporting on progress and results as part of the AGF reporting schedule.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the business development and capacity development team. In addition to the above duties, the Head of Business Development may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

  • Masters degree in Finance, Business Administration or a related field;
  • At least 10 years’ managerial and leadership experience, preferably gained in a financial institution;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Desirable knowledge of guarantee and banking systems.
  • Strong knowledge of strategies, approaches and tools in capacity development;
  • Have a good understanding of financial institutions’ approaches to SME lending, risk mitigation strategies, loan appraisal criteria etc.;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the SME context in Africa.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and report results of management activities
  • Additional Eligibility Competences and Desired Characteristics
  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Excellent project management and consulting skills;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Willingness to travel and work under minimum supervision
  • Bilingual – fluent in English with a working knowledge of French.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must have strong analytical and coaching skills;

    2. Vacancy: Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Reporting: The Head of Monitoring and Evaluation reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer - CEO.

    Position Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels

    Position Summary:

    The Head of M&E will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing a monitoring and evaluations system which will help to analyze the social and development impacts of AGF’s activities.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the CEO, the Head of M&E will have the responsibility to:

  • Coordinate the planning and monitoring of AGF’s progress and results;
  • Measure input and outputs;
  • In coordination with relevant AGF operating units on matters of data collection, provide rapid information on all AGF activities while ensuring transparency and integrity;
  • Coordinate the creation of a Guarantee and Capacity Development Performance
  • Monitoring Plan including assessing the validity of the information and indicators that contribute to that plan;
  • Select data collection methods for adequate monitoring and evaluation of performance and of the program as a whole; and
  • Develop substantive input for the annual reporting requirements and coordinate data collection on results in the SME sector with partner institutions.

    These methods may include:

  • Field visits, quarterly reports, specialized surveys and other sources of information like government and multilateral agencies and other organization statistics;
  • Reviewing these methods and making improvements to them monitoring and evaluation procedures and systems;
  • Coordinate the process in collaboration with other AGF’s operating units for updating policy and procedure documents in the areas of monitoring and evaluation to align with the most current AGF Polices and requirements.
  • Assist in building local M&E capacities in the spirit of inclusive development and in concert with the development goals and prudential operation of a financial institution.
  • The Head of M&E will assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of activities (guarantees, capacity building).

    This may involve:

    Reviewing work plans, quarterly reports, participating in site visits, initiating regular portfolio reviews and contributing to guarantee and capacity building design and evaluations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the Monitoring and Evaluation department.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

    The Head of M&E shall have:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Finance, Social Sciences, or related field is required,
  • At least 10 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience, with a proven track record of monitoring and evaluating activities focusing on economic development, banking, capacity building and technical assistance activities related to small and medium enterprises;
  • She/he shall possess technical familiarity with evaluation methods and standards under the AGF Evaluation Policy;
  • She/he will be responsible for further developing, implementing, and regularly updating the AGF’s Monitoring and Evaluation Policies and Procedures;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Desirable knowledge of guarantee system

  • Strong knowledge of strategies, approaches and tools in capacity development;
  • Have a good understanding of financial institutions’ approaches to SME lending, risk mitigation strategies, loan appraisal criteria etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and report results of management activities
  • Additional eligibility competences and desired Characteristics
  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Excellent project management and consulting skills;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Willingness to travel and work under minimum supervision
  • Bilingual – fluent in English and French.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must have strong analytical and coaching skills;

    3. Vacancy: Senior Business Development Officer

    Reporting: The Senior Business Development Officer reports to the Head of Business Development.

    Position Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision and guidance of the HOBD,the Senior Business Development Officer supports the HOBD in the Implementation of AGF’s business development strategies and plans to meet the department’s targets.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Business Development
  • Identify and develop new business proposals to meet the department’s revenue targets;
  • Use multiple prospecting methods to generate leads, set up sales meetings and pitch appropriate solution-offerings to prospects;
  • Assist the HOBD to manage the Guarantee process cycle right from Lead Generation, Credit appraisal which include credit / risk rating of the PLI and the end borrower on the basis of business & financial analysis, due diligence and site visits, etc;
  • Prepare guarantee requests for the HOBD for presentation for approval by appropriate approval bodies;
  • Assist the HOBD in developing and managing relationships with AGF partner lending institutions to meet their guarantee requirements;
  • Assist the HOBD to carry out market and competitor analysis as part of gathering market intelligence to inform business decisions;
  • Monitor the guarantee portfolio under his/her responsibility

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned projects effectively;
  • Manage assigned work teams including coaching and mentoring staff within the department;
  • Supervises Business development officers assigned to you.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Senior Business Development Officer may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Desired Qualifications, knowledge, skills & Experiences

  • Masters’ degree in finance, or business administration or related field;
  • 7 years’ experience in a professional or technical role in the Financial services or Banking sector;
  • Experience in bank financing (specifically SME), including 3 years in a management role in the financial services sector;
  • Sound understanding of SME lending and the SME context in Africa;
  • Demonstrated track record in the banking industry in portfolio management with focus in consultative and solution oriented sales and marketing approaches;
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of guarantee products;
  • Good knowledge of CAMELS;
  • Demonstrated experience as client-facing staff.
  • Ability to compile and report results of activities
  • Additional eligibility competences and desired characteristics
  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills;
  • Excellent marketing and IT skills;
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills;
  • Detail oriented and systematic with a high level of accuracy;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Bilingual – fluent in English and French.

    4. Vacancy: Communication Officer

    Reporting: The Communication Officer reports to the CEO.

    Position Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Summary:

    The position focuses on increasing the visibility of the African Guarantee Fund by providing feedback to its clients and partner institutions by creating and developing the institution image and building the brand AGF.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Communication officer will have the following duties and responsibilities that will contribute to reflect the image of AGF:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an e-communication strategy to ensure effective communication with key stakeholders, including both internal and external audiences;
  • Coordinating media press briefs in consultation with the CEO
  • Organising round table discussions or breakfast meetings for publicity of AGF with partners.
  • Develop and maintain the Web site, expanding AGF’s outreach capacity through use of digital media tools; Facebook, twitter etc.
  • Coordinate AGF bi-monthly electronic newsletter: write content, distribute via e-mail, maintain mailing lists;
  • Maintain database of AGF resource persons within the regions;
  • Assist in event planning, including workshops, media conferences;
  • In consultation with concerned departments, respond and direct email queries from clients and partners on the AGF info email; and
  • Implement and maintain corporate brand standards in all materials developed.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Communication Officer may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Desired Qualifications, knowledge, skills & Experiences

  • Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, preferably in the development, Banking and Finance sector;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant professional work experience;
  • Good written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in the application of professional editorial standards, journalistic news writing and corporate brand style;
  • Bilingual with fluent English and French (speaking and writing).
  • Additional Eligibility Critical Competencies and Desired Characteristics
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Strong self-starter with initiative to identify opportunities and take appropriate action;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, In Design and Web content management software such as Drupal;
  • Direct, demonstrated experience with and knowledge of: social networking strategies, networks, tools blogs
  • graphic design (Adobe suite);
  • Good command of written and spoken French and English
  • Enthusiastic, personal commitment to the issues promoted by AGF and display the highest standards of personal integrity.

    5. Vacancy: Credit Officer

    Reporting: The Credit Officer reports to the Risk Manager.

    Position Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Summary:

    The position focuses on supporting the Risk Manager in conducting risk assessment of guarantee approval requests presented by implementing the risk policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct Credit Risk assessment of guarantee approval requests (GAR) presented.
  • Discuss the GAR both with Business Development Officers and Risk Manager
  • Highlight all identified risks and make risk mitigation strategies recommendations including proposing of conditions and covenants.
  • Monitor utilization of guarantee limits and facilities covered under the guarantees
  • Ensure conditions and covenants of approvers are complied with and are appropriately captured in the guarantee agreements.
  • Follow-up on all outstanding information and documentation required for Risk
  • Departments day-to-day operations.
  • Support Risk Manager in the implementation of the Risk processes and procedures
  • Compile regular and ad-hoc risk reports as required
  • Perform other duties allocated to him/her by the Risk Manager
  • In addition to the above duties, the Credit Officer may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, or Business administration;
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Credit Risk department of a bank or financial institution that is a credit provider.
  • Experience in FI Credit Analysis and/or in SME Credit analysis is an added advantage.
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of insurance, guarantee and bonding facilities
  • Demonstrated track record in business development and portfolio management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of guarantee and banking products;
  • Ability to compile and report results of activities
  • Additional eligibility critical Competencies and desired characteristics
  • Excellent analytical and IT skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with teams;
  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Bilingual – fluent in English and French with ability to read and write.

    6. Vacancy: Business Development Officer

    Reporting: The Business development Officer reports to the Head of Business development

    Location: AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Summary:

    The position focuses on implementation of business development strategies and plans to meet the department’s revenue targets and development impacts.

    Major duties and Responsibilities

    Business Development

  • Identify and develop new business proposals to meet the department’s revenue targets and social impacts;
  • Use multiple prospecting methods to generate leads, set up sales meetings and pitch appropriate solution-offerings to prospects;
  • Assist the HBD to manage the Guarantee process cycle right from Lead Generation, Credit appraisal which include credit / risk rating of the borrower on the basis of business & financial analysis, due diligence and site visits;
  • Prepare guarantee requests for the HBD for presentation for approval by the relevant approval bodies;
  • Assist the HDD in developing and managing relationships with AGF partner lending institutions to meet their guarantee requirements;
  • Assist the HBD to carry out market and competitor analysis as part of gathering market intelligence to inform business decisions;
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Manage assigned projects effectively;
  • Manage assigned work teams;
  • In addition to the above duties, the Business Development Officer may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

    Desirable Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a financial institution with sound understanding of SME lending;
  • Demonstrated track record in business development and portfolio management with focus in consultative and solution oriented sales and marketing approaches;
  • Demonstrated understanding of guarantee and banking products;
  • Good knowledge of CAMELS;
  • Demonstrated experience as client-facing staff.
  • Ability to compile and report results of activities
  • Additional eligibility critical competencies and desired characteristics
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with teams;
  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Bilingual – Fluent in English and French with ability to read and write.
  • Good knowledge of private equity environment is an added advantage.

  • Eligibility: The position is open to bilingual candidates of any country Terms of Offer

    The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is an equal opportunity employer and offers a regionally competitive salary with an excellent benefits package.

    The employment contract is for an initial period of three (3) years with the possibility of renewal.

    AGF prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence.

    Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications

    Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com

    “Application for Head of Business Development - AGF” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

    Applications will be considered until 5th December 2014 or until the position is filled.

    Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.


    Global Communities Jobs in Nairobi Kenya (formerly CHF International)

    Job Summary:

    Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions.

    Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

    The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015

    1. Job Title: Trade Manager

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Location: Nairobi

    The Trade Manager will supervise a team of mobile Trade Specialists and will oversee efforts to improve access to market information systems, as well as the quality of available systems, and will also manage activities to facilitate market linkages and build capacity of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.

    The Trade Manager will provide assistance and expertise in the areas of trade facilitation, logistics, trade policy, and implementation of international and regional trade agreements, competition policy, and other general trade issues.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trade Manager will manage the operational and technical management of all trade related activities throughout the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program in all three countries
  • Lead the design and implementation of all bank capacity building programs to include training Trade Specialists
  • Supervise up to 6 Trade Specialists and Trade Officers across three countries
  • Participate in value chain mapping and facilitate market information analysis
  • Contribute to the identification and development of trainings for agribusiness small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project activities
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information
  • Conduct regular visits to work sites to monitor the development and implementation
  • Support the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations in the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities International.

    Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in international trade, international business or other related disciplines.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a field related to international trade in Africa preferred.

    Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of technical experience working with international trade, preferably in the fields of agricultural trade and investment, at least 5 years of which have been in developing countries (East Africa preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative solutions, and achieving measurable results in the areas of policy reform, advocacy, and policy analysis, training and capacity building of government.
  • Demonstrated experience using market facilitation principles
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations

    Language Skills

  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office; travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties;
  • E. Africa travel will also be required
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    2. Job Title: Credit Specialist

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Program Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Summary:

    Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions.

    Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

    The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

    The Credit Specialists will support partner banks in using the LGF to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs and associated actors – including through training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Credit Manager in meeting program deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting and quality of data management
  • Conduct regular visits to work sites to monitor the development and implementation of bank staff trainings
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations of the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities.
  • Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field.

    Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in microfinance or bank lending, including proven success in financial product development in East Africa preferred.
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations

    Language Skills

  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office.
  • Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania).
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    3. Job Title: Credit Specialist

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Program Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    The Credit Specialists will support partner banks in using the LGF to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs and associated actors – including through training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Credit Manager in meeting program deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting and quality of data management
  • Conduct regular visits to work sites to monitor the development and implementation of bank staff trainings
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations of the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities.
  • Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field.

    Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in microfinance or bank lending, including proven success in financial product development in East Africa preferred.
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations

    Language Skills

  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office.
  • Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania).
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    4. Job Title: Credit Manager

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Location: Nairobi

    The Credit Manager will supervise a team of mobile Credit Specialists and will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of loans made by partner banks to ensure they comply with program/donor requirements.

    He/she will develop bank capacity training programs to ensure that banks comply with donor requirements.

    The Credit Manager will supervise Credit Specialists in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi as they support banks in using the program to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs – including training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Credit Manager will manage the operational and technical management of all credit related activities throughout the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program in all three countries
  • Lead the design and implementation of all bank capacity building programs to include training bank officers, screening and underwriting loan applications and monitoring the portfolio.
  • Monitor partner bank compliance with all aspects of the loan guarantee process.
  • Supervise up to 7 Credit Officers and Credit Specialists.
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities.

    Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field

    Skills and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience in commercial or investment banking in East Africa (preferred)
  • Expert technical skills in business and financial analysis, especially for small and medium enterprises and agribusiness, as well as excellent management and training skills.
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
  • Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office; Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania)
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    5. Job Title: Finance Manager

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Chief of Party

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The Finance Manager will provide leadership and oversight to program finance and administration systems and submit timely reports to headquarters.

    The Finance Manager will also ensure that all donor and Global Communities’ finance policies and procedures are met.

    The Finance Manager will be supervised by the COP and will manage Finance Officers/Accountants in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide financial management, leadership, and oversight for all aspects of the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program
  • Develop and maintain sound financial management systems in line with donor rules and regulations and Global Communities' policies and procedures
  • Provide financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures;
  • Provide technical assistance to improve the systems of internal control and financial management of partners
  • Establish/Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub contracts
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to the donor through the HQ
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits
  • Provide oversight of project administration, IT, and HR management support
  • Assist in program development and proposal preparation as needed.
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities.

    Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, accounting or related field required

    Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in financial management and accounting (experience in management of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and in agribusiness preferred)
  • Experience as country finance manager of donor-funded technical assistance projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries (preferably in East Africa)
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for doing their jobs
  • Strong knowledge of computerized accounting, demonstrated organizational skills, and strong track record in meeting deliverables
  • Certified Public Accountant in Kenya is a plus
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations

    Language Skills

  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office;
  • National travel outside of Nairobi, as required, to perform duties; some E. Africa regional travel will also be required.

    Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    6. Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Chief of Party

    Location: Nairobi

    The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as Senior Operations Manager for the entire program, as well as Program Manager for Kenya.

    The DCOP will also oversee the counterpart Program Managers in Tanzania and Malawi.

    He/she will report to the COP and assist in all management affairs regarding establishing, implementing, and monitoring donor-compliance procedures for sub-awards.

    The DCOP will oversee contractual relationships between Global Communities and the program partners, ensuring that all project tendering, contracting, and recruitment procedures are in compliance with Global Communities and donor requirements.

    The DCOP will also provide technical backstopping for the site/project identification and appraisal process and supervise project development, monitoring and evaluation team.

    Overall, he/she will oversee financial and administrative aspects of AIMS across the three targeted countries and represent the program to government officials.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chief of Party in providing the overall management and strategic vision for the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program
  • Develop and update work plans and ensure that the program specific deliverables are met
  • Manage day-to-day program operations, supervise programmatic/field teams, and ensure that all program activities are consistent with the scope of the agreement/contract and in full compliance with Global Communities’ rules and regulations
  • Develop and implement management systems and resource allocations that ensure effective and efficient service delivery, as well as contribute to the identification and development of program interventions
  • She/he will also oversee program activities implemented by Global Communities and partners and/or sub-award recipients to ensure timely, quality reporting
  • Provide technical guidance in the implementation of all financial and administrative activities across three countries
  • Ensure quality control and effectiveness of activities
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs),
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project activities
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities.
  • Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree (preferred) in international development, agriculture, business development, or another related/appropriate field.

    Skills and Experience

  • Experience as DCOP or similar positions with extensive management skills demonstrated in at least two development projects of a comparable scope.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in management role on large, multi-year, donor-funded agribusiness development projects; DCOP or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years technical experience in one or more of the following areas: financial management, food security, agribusiness development, small and medium enterprise development
  • Prior experience in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, or Eastern Africa preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of donor-funded programmatic, compliance, and reporting requirements
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations

    Language Skills

  • Fluency in English required (written and spoken).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with governmental officials and leaders at national and local levels, local NGOs, SMEs, community organizations, and donor community.
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili

    Working Conditions

  • Based in the Nairobi office; Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania)
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time

    The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

    How to Apply

    Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

    The Country Director,
    P. O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Apply by Monday, 15 December 2014.

    Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted.

    CHF is an equal opportunity employer.


    Swissport Kenya Limited Cargo Business Support Manager Job Vacancy

    This job is only open to Kenyan Citizens

    Swissport is an international organisation that provides ground handling services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector.

    Swissport is active at 192 airports in 38 countries on 5 continents.

    Swissport Kenya Limited is recruiting for the following positions based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Manager Business Support - Cargo

    1 Post

    Consider being a part of an organization that has earned recognition as Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year.

    Our mission is simple – “To provide the aviation industry with consistent and tailor-made solutions around the globe, for a better customer experience.”

    We are seeking a professional with a proven track record in planning and organising people and resources towards maximising efficiencies within a busy operations environment.

    This person will be part of a highly dynamic team charged with ensuring that cargo operations take place seamlessly.

    The successful applicant will be detail oriented, have high energy, a people and resource manager who is results oriented with a “can do” attitude and possesses excellent administrative and communication skills.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess existing operational needs and work with cargo leadership team towards enhancing overall operational efficiencies, minimizing costs and enhancing quality of our output.
  • Deliver cost effectiveness within agreed budget. Monitor and control costs through effective resource management of staff, equipment and facilities. Identify and exploit revenue opportunities.
  • Seek continuous improvement in work processes to increase service standard to meet customers’ demands, raise security awareness and improve safety of work practices.
  • Handle Customer queries and maintain complaints log with corrective and preventive actions.
  • Maintain reporting systems to the Manager Cargo Operations providing necessary administrative support towards achieving the set organisational targets.
  • Manage and sustain customer relations towards the mutual benefit of both parties.
  • Implement and maintain operational standards and procedures.
  • Ensure prompt follow-up of all pending operational issues.
  • People management: through guiding and coaching, ensuring a conducive positive and performance driven atmosphere within the department.

    Qualifications

  • Education: University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent academic capabilities
  • Professional Experience: Cargo aviation industry / warehouse experience preferred.
  • Experience: At least 5 years in a busy operational environment with proven track record in managing teams and resources.

    Application letter and CV should be forwarded

    via email: NBO.Recruitment@swissport.com

    to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Swissport Kenya/Airside Limited
    P.O. Box 19177, 00501
    Nairobi

    Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

    In case you do not hear from us, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Be part of the team that brings Swiss time to African soil!

    Closing Date: 12th December, 2014


    FMCG Kaizen Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: FMCG Kaizen Coordinator

    Industry: FMCG / Manufacturing

    Location: Nairobi

    Salary: Open and Negotiable

    Our client is one of the leading companies in Kenya that specializes in the manufacturing of personal care, tissues and hygiene products.

    They are market leaders across numerous product categories and have established themselves as one of the strongest consumer household brands in East Africa.

    They seek to hire a kaizen coordinator to ensure the effective functioning and implementation of continuous improvement business plan.

    Job purpose:

    Responsible for improving the business through the involvement and empowerment of entire workforce through continuous Improvement activities including planning/developing/documenting Kaizen events, performing 6-S audits, process mapping, capability studies, root cause analysis, coordination of all department and other support areas during Kaizen activities.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead Kaizen activities with the teams and management.
  • Develop and use established Kaizen tools.
  • Ensure employees are aware of Kaizen procedures and work instructions.
  • Offer training on Kaizen to a team.
  • Fosters positive relationships within the continuous improvement (CI) function and between the Kaizen teams and the business organization.
  • Find resolution to issues found by quality inspectors, customers or customer service. Provide feedback and resolution.
  • Training all levels within the organization to develop the mix of skills and abilities ensuring successful CI behaviors.
  • Performing extensive data collection and tracking including but not limited to WIP, labor productivity, rework, raw material inventory, overtime, to identify and address CI opportunities.
  • Reviewing weekly measurements on communicating measurement boards (safety, quality, production) and drive improvements based on KPI's (key performance indicators).
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the company's overall business objectives and goals by providing leadership in issues that involve "cost, quality, process, schedule and people".
  • Ensure the company's commitment to maintain of a business a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
  • Prepare, executes, revises and measures progress of continuous improvement plans.
  • Secure critical resources for lean transformation.

    Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing and or Industrial) preferred.
  • 5 - 10 years in manufacturing - serving as a kaizen/change agent with ability to lead business improvement projects.
  • At least 29 – 35 yrs old
  • Strong leadership and supervision skills
  • Strong process documentation, procedure, and quality background
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, multi-task and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work with large volumes of process data and with statistical methods.
  • Time management and understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational planning and communication skills

    If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (FMCG Kaizen Coordinator) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 4th December, 2014

    Kindly indicate previous/ current salary on your CV

    N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


    Wananchi Group Sales Managers Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya

    Job Title: Sales Manager – Nairobi and Mombasa

    Department: Commercial Cable

    Location: Nairobi, Mombasa

    Employment Status / Type: Full time

    Position Reporting to: Head of Cable Sales

    Manages Others: Yes

    Titles & Number of Positions Managed:

  • Team Leaders(6)
  • Sales Agents 60

    Job Purpose / Summary: Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned market.

    Staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.

    Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for Sales Teams.

    Key Roles:

  • Develops a business plan and sales strategy for the market that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability.
  • Responsible for the performance and development of the sales team
  • Prepares action plans by individuals as well as by team for effective search of sales leads and prospects.
  • Initiates and coordinates development of action plans to penetrate new markets.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
  • Conducts one-on-one review with all Account Executives to build more effective communications, to understand training and development needs, and to provide insight for the improvement of Account Executive’s sales and activity performance.
  • Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance.
  • Provides timely, accurate, competitive pricing on all completed prospect applications submitted for pricing and approval, while striving to maintain maximum profit margin.
  • Maintains accurate records of all pricing, sales, and activity reports submitted by Sales Teams.
  • Assists Account Executives in preparation of proposals and presentations.
  • Controls expenses to meet budget guidelines.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.
  • Assists with the recruitment and selection of the sales team based on criteria agreed upon by senior management.

    Key Performance Indicators:

  • Sales growth & Penetration growth
  • Market intelligence and competitor information
  • Knowledge
  • Team work

    Functional and Behavioural Attributes

  • Goal driven and result oriented ; works well under pressure and can attain financial and other performance measures set
  • Personal Ethics : honest, fair with self and others demonstrates integrity in work and business conduct
  • Communication skills : excellent written , verbal and presentation skills

    Educational and Other Qualifications

  • Under graduate university/college degree in business administration or social sciences .
  • A MBA is an added advantage
  • At least four years managerial experience in sales in FMCG concern or service industry organization.
  • Demonstrated Prior experience in developing sales plans, sales strategies, and developing route to markets and growth plans is required.
  • A record of achievement in meeting sales goals, achieving targets against set performance goals and budgets
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills and the ability to adjust quickly to changes in market conditions and the competitive environment.

    All applications to be sent to recruit@ke.wananchi.com on or before 27th November 2014.

    Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

    Note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    INSO Safety Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Safety Advisor - Kenya (Central)

    Closing Date: Until removed from site.

    Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, global medical coverage, €75000 AD&D coverage

    INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts.

    INSO Kenya aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs operating throughout the country.

    We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Safety Advisor (SA) who will based out of the INSO Central Region Office located in Nairobi.

    The Safety Advisor leads the delivery of INSO’s core support services in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong technical security background with an appreciation and understanding of NGO principles and approaches.

    This Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1 year (renewable) term with an anticipated starting date of the 1st of December 2014.

    Key areas of responsibility:

  • Establish and maintain an active information source network which includes, but is not limited to, NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  • Write comprehensive bi-weekly reports on the provincial and regional security context as it relates to NGOs, generate weekly regional incident listings, and produce daily flash alerts (as required).
  • Facilitate weekly NGO security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in evacuation planning.
  • Manage a small operational team within the regional office including supervising national staff and oversight of some local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

    Mandatory Requirements:

    (Applicants Must have all these)

  • Exemplary command of the English language (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education (BA/BSc or equivalent military college) in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in an insecure/post conflict environment.
  • Proven writing and analytical skills (sample requested).
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.

    Preferred Characteristics:

    (Applicants Should have 1 or more of these)

  • One or more years of experience in Kenya (in any capacity).
  • Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  • Existing information networks and local language skills.
  • Experience in staff capacity development and training.
  • Formal training qualifications (HEAT, K&R, Personal Security, etc.).

    How to Apply:

    Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org no later than 17:00GMT on the 1st of December 2014 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor-Kenya’ in the subject line of your email.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

    Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page maximum).

    Up to date CV (5 page maximum).

    One relevant and substantive writing sample in English which demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum).

    Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.


    Kenya Copyright Board Job Vacancies

    The Kenya Copyright Board is a State Corporation under the State Law Office (Office of the Attorney General) whose mandate is to enforce and administer copyright and related rights.

    The Board is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions on one (1) year (renewable) contract

    1. Internal Auditor I

    Ref: IA/2014

    KECOBO 7

    1 Position

    The Role:

    The main role of the Internal Auditor at this level is to prepare and execute audit programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audit various documents pertaining to revenues and expenditures of the Board
  • Review accounting, financial and budgetary systems and make recommendations for necessary attention;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal control framework related to risk factors and determine the adequacy of risk controls;
  • Examine and inspect activity records, accounting systems and procedures;
  • Monitor and review procurement policy and staff recruitment procedures;
  • Coordinate and interact with external auditors;
  • Prepare audit reports and follow up on action taken;
  • Review and evaluate the progress made in achieving institutional specific objectives;
  • Secretary to the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee;

    Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Commerce, Business Administration or Business Management degree (Accounting/Finance option)
  • CPA (K)
  • Minimum of three years experience as Internal Auditor a reputable comparable institution
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK or any other recognized professional body
  • Postgraduate qualification in auditing will be an added advantage
  • Serving/Practicing Accountants with a minimum experience of 3 years and proven knowledge in auditing are encouraged to apply.

    Key Competences:

  • Thorough knowledge of approved principles, procedures and practices involving accounting and financial record keeping including government policy and accounting procedures;
  • Understanding of audit procedures including planning, audit techniques, testing and ; tools used in conducting audits
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of internal control systems and ability to properly execute audits;
  • Critical analysis skills and strong attention for detail
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and maintain high integrity and confidentiality of audit information
  • Proficiency in a wide array of computer applications appropriate for audit and accounting.

    2. Vacancy: Legal Counsel I

    Ref: L/2014

    KECOBO 7

    2 Positions

    The Role:

    The main role of Legal Counsel at the Board is provision of Legal advice and prosecution of copyright infringement cases.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prosecute copyright infringement cases;
  • Provide counsel to artists and CMOs on management of copyright and related rights;
  • Carry out training for rights holders, users, and enforcement agencies;
  • Vetting of copyright applications;
  • Carry out relevant research on copyright protection;
  • Preparation of session papers and participation in awareness creation and outreach activities;
  • Represent the Board in litigation and conduct mediation.

    Qualification Requirements:

  • Law degree from a recognized university;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court
  • Current practicing certificate with no past or pending criminal matter;
  • Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of Intellectual Property law.

    Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrate high degree of technical and professional competence in legal work performance;
  • Research and publication;

  • ICT proficiency

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications including cover letter with expected salary, duly completed application for employment form (CLICK HERE to download), CV, two references, daytime telephone contacts and copies of relevant certificates/testimonials to: Email: info@copyright.go.ke Or drop at NHIF building, 5th Floor, Ragati road

    Or The Executive Director
    Kenya Copyright Board
    P.O. Box 34670 - 00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Deadline: 11th December 2014


    Bolloré Africa Logistics Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    We are currently recruiting in Nairobi, Kenya, a;

    1. Client Operations Manager

    Responsibilities:

  • To supervise the execution of logistics work for a specific client portfolio as well as take charge of the related communication to the client
  • Supervise the team, set goals and monitor the performance of the direct reports.
  • Manage the operational relationship with the client and alert them in case of any operational issues.
  • Monitor file processing and ensure SOP’s are adhered to at every step of the business process.
  • Ensure that operations are performed in respect to the gross margin & disbursements anticipated when quotations have been issued
  • Control the costs within the COM unit.
  • Alert Management in case of significant issues impacting the operations
  • Prepare monthly KPI reports and submit to the HoD.

    Role Profile:

  • Higher Diploma in Social Sciences
  • Diploma in Clearing and Forwarding
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role in the Airfreight Imports department

    2. Client Operator – Airfreight

    Responsibilities:

  • To provide quality customer service and facilitate import of client cargo
  • Receive client documentation and ensure it is correct and complete
  • Follow up with clients for missing or required documentation
  • Follow up on the status of consignments and keep the client updated
  • Record client complaints and initiate corrective actions to ensure their needs are met
  • Obtain the required authority from Credit control department to pay disbursements
  • Follow up with the clients to ensure settlement of amounts as per the invoice
  • Notify the legal department of damages and potential claims
  • Inform clients when there are additional charges incurred during clearance ,ensure the client accepts the same and the correspondence maintained on file for our records.
  • Ensure all collections are made from cash clients before delivery is made

    Role Profile:

  • Higher Diploma in Social Sciences
  • Knowledge in Clearing and Forwarding
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role in the Airfreight Imports department

    To apply, send your CV and application letter to felix.mulwa@bollore.com by 31st December 2014

    Warning to Applicants:

    There are individuals falsely recruiting in the name of Bolloré Africa Logistics and asking for money in the process.

    Please be aware that Bolloré Africa Logistics does charge any monies in its entire recruitment process.


    Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Executive Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Seeking an Executive Director, OLE Kenya:

    Open Learning Exchange, International, is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurial Kenyan educator to become the Executive Director of OLE Kenya and lead its establishment.

    This involves leading OLE Kenya’s inaugural one-year program with alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative while developing and implementing a longer-term strategy for OLE Kenya.

    About Open Learning Exchange, International:

    Open Learning Exchange, International, is a social benefit organization, established in 2007 as an advocate of ensuring a quality basic education for all.

    OLE International works closely throughout the developing world with nation-based organizations such as OLE Kenya, to develop and scale powerful Open Learning Communities and Schools that ensure everyone a quality education.

    OLE’s Open Learning System emphasizes systemic changes in leadership, supported by high quality open learning resources, with near real-time feedback that provides evidence of the effectiveness.

    We employ affordable, portable and scalable technologies that do not require the Internet and that can be powered locally.

    This approach is especially effective working with remote and marginalized communities, schools and health clinics with limited resources.

    Our goal is enable the members of these communities to transform learning into an active, engaging and sustained process that is relevant to the specific and evolving needs of everyone in their community, from children in their wombs to the elderly during their last years on earth.

    Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director

    Leadership & Management

  • Implement OLE’s Young African Leaders program to engage actively and energize Kenyan YALI alumni in community learning projects that are sustained and scalable.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors committed to OLE’s vision and mission.
  • Engage the Board in the development of a strategy for OLE Kenya’s launch and long term development.
  • Ensure effective systems to track program progress, and regularly evaluate OLE program components, in order to measure successes and failures that can be communicated to the board, funders, and other stakeholders.

    Planning & Program Development

  • Listen and identify those key challenges where OLE’s Open Learning System can provide a significant and sustainable benefit in Kenya.
  • Develop a strategic plan for OLE Kenya that enables the Open Learning System approach to address one or more of Kenya’s major social and economic challenges.
  • Build partnerships with government and non-government institutions, funders, political and community leaders, who share OLE’s mission and can support OLE Kenya.
  • Become a local, national and international force for social and economic improvement, publishing and communicating program results with an emphasis on the ways that the OLE Kenya programs can serve as models for other nations.

    Fundraising & Communications

  • Develop proposals in response to requests that are aligned with OLE’s mission.
  • Expand public and private commitments to OLE Kenya’s programs, including income generating activities to support sustaining and scaling existing Kenyan programs.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—including a powerful web site in order to increase OLE Kenya’s constructive influence upon Kenya’s future. Qualifications:

    A successful candidate will be a Kenyan national with extensive background in education and community building.

    Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Deep commitment and great skill in articulating OLE’s vision and mission.
  • Fluency in Swahili and English.
  • Bachelors degree
  • Seven years of effective organizational leadership, preferably in education or international development.
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws and rules that affect Kenyan schools and communities.
  • Experience with working in non-governmental, Social Benefit Organizations.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong connections with key public and private influencers of Kenyan public policy.
  • International experience
  • Post-graduate degree (i.e, Master’s or PhD)
  • Cross-sector experience, including working with grassroots organizations, government, and private sector.
  • Working Conditions: Day-to-day work will be based in a Nairobi office. However this position will require travel throughout Kenya, and occasionally Africa and other parts of the world.

    A successful candidate must be willing and able to travel in rural and remote areas of Kenya, with limited accommodations.

    Compensation: The compensation for this position will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications.

    To Apply

    See; Executive Director, OLE Kenya to apply online by 31st December 2014

    Applications received by any other means will not be considered.


    Mountain Breeze Hotel Jobs in Embu Kenya

    The Mountain Breeze Hotel in Embu, targeting to serve the upper market segment of the region is seeking to recruit suitable candidate (s) with the right attributes to fill the listed position (s) to enable the realization of its objective;

    1. Hotel Manager

    Candidates for this position should be Hotel Diploma Holders from a reputable hotel training institution with minimum 5 Years experience and very strong interpersonal (people) skills.

    Applicants must have vast all round Hotel experience with special strengths and interest in Food and Beverage, Front Office and a knack for marketing.

    2. Hotel Accountant

    Candidates must be Degree holders with CPA(K) and must be well versed with Kenyan Taxation laws.

    They must be conversant with computerized accounting systems and have a minimum 5 Years working experience in a related field.

    3. Hotel Chef

    Suitable applicants must be o-level graduates (Grade c and above) with food production certificate qualification from a reputable hotel school.

    They should have at least 5 years working experience in a classified hotel.

    They should also have working knowledge of Menu making, costing and planning for events and banquets.

    4. Sales & Marketing Executives

    The applicants must be Degree holders with sales and marketing bias.

    Must have atleast 2 years sales, marketing or banquet coordination experience in a hospitality related field.

    5. Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor

    Suitable candidates must be atleast o-level graduates with professional qualifications in Housekeeping and laundry.

    A minimum working experience of 3 years in a similar position in a classified hospitality environment is a must.

    The above candidates must in addition be self driven, confident, computer literate and have exceptional leadership skills.

    The hotel will also be recruiting a host of other staff for the positions listed below and interested qualified persons are encouraged to apply; Waiter /Waitress, receptionists, housekeeping / kitchen stewards, barmen, cooks, accounts clerks, control staff and porters.

    Interested candidates are required to send in their applications accompanied by CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below;

    The Director
    P.O Box 370 - 60100
    Embu

    Email: mt.breezehotel@gmail.com

    So as to reach us by 4th December 2014.


    Riara University Program Leaders Jobs in Kenya

    Riara University is the latest innovation in Higher Education in Kenya and we employ a diversity of talent to support our world-renowned reputation and facilities for teaching and research.

    Due to phenomenal growth and increase in our course offerings, we wish to announce the following vacancies:

    1. Program Leader for the School of Computing Sciences

    2. Program Leader for Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE)

    3. Program Leader for the School of International Relations & Diplomacy

    General Description:

    We seek applicants who have keen pedagogical insight and broad developmental knowledge in the named departments, who exhibit a high regard for scholarly productivity, rigorous research skills, and a strong passion for teaching.

    The chosen candidates will be instrumental in helping to shape robust programs and scholarship in collaboration with policy makers and stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in attracting and growing student numbers.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Managerial and administrative leadership of the School/ program
  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Curriculum development, review and assessment
  • Seeking externally funded research projects and grants
  • Supervising undergraduate intern ships and community service program

    Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • An earned Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science, Early Childhood Development and Education and International Relations
  • At least three years of full-time teaching at university level.
  • Strengths in curriculum knowledge and instructional best practices.
  • Experience in supervising and advising Master’s degree candidates.
  • Good knowledge of the higher education scene especially in East and Central Africa.

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates should be qualified to work in Kenya.

    The application should include a personal statement of interest in the position, updated CVs, contacts of three professional referees together with copies of academic and professional certificates.

    Please indicate current and expected remuneration, and how soon you would be available to take up the position.

    Send applications to recruitment@riarauniversity.ac.ke

    Application Deadline is 5th December 2014.


    International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Grants Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Background The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is presently implementing a Dutch-funded project entitled “Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship” (2 Scale).

    The project aims at improving rural livelihoods and food security across several African countries.

    To support its partners, 2 Scale builds local capacity through grants provided either to value chain actors or business support service providers (BSSs).

    To strengthen its grants and sub-grants management, IFDC seeks to recruit for the 2 Scale Project a Grants Assistant.

    Position Summary:

    The Grants Assistant will work under the supervision of the Grants Manager and will directly be responsible for developing and monitoring sub-grants in compliance with the project’s Grants Manual; monitoring partnership agreements, and building the capacity of grantees in grants management.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya

    Duties

    Specific duties will include but not be limited to conducting and documenting due diligence of potential new grantees, reviewing action plans and related budgets proposed under grant sub-contracts or partnership agreements, submitting grant sub-contracts for approval and monitoring the grant making process until the grant is fully executed.

    The appointee maybe called upon to undertake other related assignments that the supervisor deems necessary for the success of the project or that may contribute to the work of IFDC as a global institution.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, International Studies, or a related field, with a least 3 years of experience working on issuing, administering, and monitoring grants, preferably with international donor-funded projects, UN agencies or NGOs on relevant programs.
  • Team player, able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Computer literate in Windows-based versions of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluency in English is indispensable while proficiency in Portuguese is a strong advantage.
  • Willingness to travel extensively (up to 50% of the time) and in difficult conditions in the regions and, if needed, other Africa countries.

    Qualified candidates should send their applications via e-mail only to: hrkenya@ifdc.org with copy to ifdckenya@ifdc.org, by 31st December 2014.

    Write clearly in the subject line «Grants Assistant – 2 Scale».

    Screening will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified


    Wasichana Wote Wasome Regional Co-ordinator Job in Kenya

    UKaid-Girls’ Education Challenge

    Vacancy: Regional Co-ordinator

    Background:

    Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Read’) is a three year DfID funded project that aims at improving school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for 81,000 marginalised girls in Kenya.

    The project works in 500 primary schools and the communities they serve in two contexts: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) and urban slums in eight counties namely: Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana, Mombasa and Nairobi.

    The project intends to achieve her objectives by driving change in four dimensions: the community, the home, the school and the girl herself.

    WWW project uses a holistic, integrated approach which combines interventions across the four dimensions in order to overcome the complex barriers to girls’ education in these two environments.

    Core Responsibilities:

  • The Regional Co-ordinator will be based in the field and will be responsible for coordinating planning and implementation of project activities in Samburu and Marsabit counties.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for supervision and implementation of the teacher coaching components in the two counties.

  • S/he shall lead in planning and coordination of project activities in the counties to ensure synergy across project components;

  • Backstopping role, supporting partners with field based operational issues and providing field based reports to Project Director;

  • Liaise and represent the project including government particularly (MoEST, TSC) and other stakeholders;

  • Support and strengthen the capacity of instructional coaches and other interventions implemented to address key challenges and issues impeding early grade & appropriate learning attainments;

  • Provide advisory services to instructional teacher coaches in lesson planning and teaching, delivery and lesson modelling with emphasis to early grade literacy and numeracy in project schools;

  • Review progress on the in-service training to support teachers/instructional coaches to interpret and clarify the syllabus;

  • Regularly provide leadership services to instructional coaches;

  • Support data collection, analysis and other related monitoring activities to track project progress and reporting;

  • Provide support inputs for development and review of coaching and learning materials for the project and regular and routine checks in schools to assess gender friendly, learning environment and recommend ways of making them girl friendly

    Qualifications

  • Minimum B. Ed degree;
  • Background in Teacher Education an added advantage;
  • Experience in the area of Early Primary Education;
  • Experience in teacher support and management;
  • Proven experience in teaching language Kiswahili/English;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Experience in implementing behaviour change activities in schools and school community;
  • Experience & commitment to working in settings of cultural, ethnic, educational and religious diversity with an aim of improving education outcomes.

    Interested and eligible candidates should submit a detailed CV and Cover letter including current remuneration and three referees to cfbt@cfbt-africa.com with the subject line job application and the name of the post applied for.

    Applications must be received on or before December 8th , 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The position has a possible interaction with children, youth and disadvantaged communities and hence a background check will be done and a certificate of good conduct will be mandatory for every applicant.


    Oshwal College Business Development Manager and Lecturers / Assistant Lecturers (ACCA / CFA / CIPS / IT) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Oshwal College runs Professional and Degree Programmes in Business, IT, Accounting and Finance subjects. The College has a Platinum Status for ACCA, with over 40 members of Academic Staff and 600 students.

    The Institution is embarking on a Strategic Plan to attain to offer more Professional Courses / Academic Degree Programmes in collaboration with leading UK/US Universities and attain University Status.

    The Management Committee is seeking to recruit suitable Candidates for the following positions:

    1. Business Development Manager

    Responsibilities:

  • Continuously drive new business through networking with current and prospective partners.
  • Conduct market intelligence to ensure alignment of training and consultancy with market needs.
  • Support the college’s business development relationships/partnerships through various efforts (I.e. meetings, conferences, internet, etc.)

    Required minimum qualifications/experience and personal attributes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Marketing /Sales
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent communication skills, strong networking skills and creative instincts
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to plan and use time efficiently to meet deadlines

    2. Lecturers / Assistant Lecturers in ACCA / CFA / CIPS / IT

    Required minimum qualifications/experience and personal attributes:

  • A Master’s degree in Accounting /Finance/ Procurement / IT discipline from a recognized university
  • A professional qualification in ACCA/CPA/CFA/CIPS/ IT will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years teaching experience in an institution of higher learning
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Competitive rates will be offered to the successful candidates

    Qualified applicants are invited to send applications written or electronically with : A detailed resume, references and indicating day time telephone numbers, quoting the position applied for on or before 3rd December 2014 to;

    The Principal
    Oshwal College
    P O Box 44691-00100,
    Nairobi

    Email: info@oshwalcollege.ac.ke


    Aluminum Packaging Multinational Jobs in Sultan Hamud, Kenya

    We are a Multinational company in Aluminum packaging industry with our headquarters in West Africa.

    We are in the process of setting up a Greenfield plant in Kenya based at Sultan Hamud.

    The company seeks to recruit a customer-focused, results-oriented and efficient individual to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Health Safety & Environment Coordinator

    1 Position

    Reporting to The Human Resources & Admin Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for enforcing adherence to company Health, Safety & Environment policies so as to ensure a safe workplace, conducive work environment and enhanced worker welfare.

    The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with local and International HSE legislation and regulations.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional guidance on all HSE operations in the company so as to ensure compliance with company HSE Policy and commitments including employee induction on HSE.
  • Ensure total compliance with all relevant legislation on OHSA i.e. DOHSS and NEMA requirements and all other applicable bodies including certifications ISO9001:2008 and HACCP or FSSC22000:2010 and keep abreast with all new legislation pertaining to HSE in Kenya and implement accordingly.
  • Translate company HSE policy and commitments and worker welfare policies into workable plans and communicate the policy to employees and other relevant stake holders including all suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Engage employees in appropriate programs to create and maintain individual and collective responsible HSE culture.
  • Participate in monthly HSE site visits and conduct regular inspections, checks and hazard spotting tours to ensure that standards are maintained and that management controls are being implemented in order to achieve total safety in the work place.
  • Articulate and implement practical environmental conservation programs according to company standards and ensure that the surrounding environment is attractive and is well managed as to represent the company’s environmental consciousness.
  • Develop creative ways of involving employees in environmental conservation, tree planting and other activities geared at enhancing the look of our environment as well as organize environmental outreach activities in the neighboring communities in conjunction with the Human Resources & Admin Manager.
  • Ensure that all waste is creatively managed as per the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Document appropriate HSE procedures for the company and communicate, educate and engage employees in the implementation.
  • Be responsible for communicating and interpreting HSE issues in regard to labour relations with the support of the Human Resources & Admin Manager.
  • Identify appropriate HSE trainings both internal and external and assist the Human Resources & Admin Manager in the implementation.
  • Ensure that the HSE committees are active and motivated by identifying and implementing programs that encourage team work and develop standard indicators upon which performance of HSE Representatives shall be measured to ensure fairness in rewarding exemplary achievement.
  • Oversee that all HSE procedures are followed in cases of work injury and that all relevant forms are appropriately completed.
  • Conduct all external social, environmental and process audits and ensure that all corrective actions and recommendations arising from the said audits are acted on as per the timeline.
  • Ensure that all welfare facilities i.e. first aid boxes, dining areas, toilets, kitchen etc. meet the requisite hygiene standards and operate efficiently as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Provide an HSE overview to the Human Resources & Admin Manager in suitable CSR projects in line with company Policy.
  • Train teams on risk assessment, improvement plans, monitor action plans and oversee ongoing security projects.
  • Generate required regulatory and other reports as required per Company reporting expectations and update and advice management on all HSE issues.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree in Occupational Health & Safety or Environmental Science or Social sciences.
  • Professional qualification in Health & Safety.
  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Over 5 year’s progressive experience in Health & safety and worker welfare.
  • Sound knowledge and working experience of Kenyan labour laws in respect to Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in conducting statutory and social audits.
  • Excellent communication skills with good interpersonal skills.
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to adhere and ensure compliance to HSE standards.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, exhibit patience and tolerance.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and pay attention to details.

    2. Chief Security Officer

    (1 Position) Reporting to the General Manager technically and to the Human Resources & Admin Manager administratively, the incumbent will be responsible for development and enforcement of security policies, procedures and regulations in order to secure company property and ensure safety to employees and 3rd parties.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Advice Management on all security matters including policy and strategy implementation.
  • Ensure protection and implement security measures on company assets against theft, pilferage, damage and terrorism.
  • Carry out regular security risk assessments and audits and make recommendations to management.
  • Collect and analyse intelligence on current trends in crime and other security matters that could adversely affect company operations, staff and 3rd parties and recommend appropriate action to management.
  • Managing the security scheduling in liaison with the 3rd party.
  • Responsible for contingency planning and response.
  • Develop budgets for security operations and order security-related supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for manning entrance, exit and weigh bridge area.
  • Collect and analyse intelligence on current trends in crime and other security matters that could adversely affect company operations, staff and 3rd parties and recommend appropriate action to management.
  • Supervise outsourced security guards and ensure quality services are rendered.
  • Facilitate prosecution of offenders in collaboration with law enforcements agencies.
  • Direct investigations into security breaches, potential threats and taking remedial action in the interest of the company.
  • Establish and maintain linkages with law enforcement agencies to enhance security.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Diploma in Criminology.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Experience 4 to 6 years in security operations with sound security procedures.
  • Ex Armed forces officer at the rank of Captain or Inspector in the Police Services and those from reputable security firms should have attained at least Security Officer.
  • Must display knowledge of use of CCTV and other surveillance devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to win support and cooperation of security agencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional and ethical standards workplace.
  • Excellent problem solving and networking skills.

    3. Quality Assurance

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for development of plans and programs for achieving and maintaining product quality throughout the products life cycle.

    Monitoring of operations to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements, analysis and investigation of adverse quality trends or conditions and initiation of corrective action.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Initiate data collection throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Coordinate data collection in all shifts.
  • Ensure that the production processes are environmental friendly in liaison with the HSE Coordinator.
  • Prepare quality reports to be presented during the production/management meeting.
  • Track trends and variables in the manufacturing process using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods and communicate to management.
  • Conduct periodic process audits as required.
  • Record and maintain all material and product information relating to production to assist in product traceability.
  • Review QA/QC procedures and initiate plans to improve the existing product quality standards.
  • Provide on-the-job training on quality processes and programs.
  • Assist with customer/supplier audits and maintain Quality air system.
  • Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 5 year’s progressive experience in Quality Control Supervision in manufacturing process of a medium or large company.
  • Previous audit experience in ISO9001:2008 and HACCP or FSSC22000: 2010.
  • Sound knowledge and working experience in implementation and management of Quality Control Systems, Software, Instruments, metrology & Statistical Process Control.
  • Corrective Action Plan & Preventive Action Plan & Analysis and Problems solving corrective methodology & Lean Manufacture & ISO and Food Safety Standards.
  • Good Knowledge of chemical fundamentals, Products Cost, Quality control Cost,
  • Product cost and Pay Back Analysis.
  • Ability to read and understand basic mechanics drawings and equipment manuals.
  • Manual dexterity required for operating testing equipment and computerised systems.
  • Excellent data interpretation and analysis in respect to quality and report writing skills.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Advanced computer skills Ms. Office.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.

    4. Maintenance Engineer

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance of company plant & machinery and facilities (including buildings) according to company’s policy and international best practices.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the production equipment operates optimally and efficiently by supervising the maintenance processes daily.
  • Responsible for all company machines & equipments both electrical and mechanical including installations.
  • Ensure the maintenance inspections are carried frequently and records are maintained.
  • Maintain relationship with statutory bodies and liaise with suppliers on technical issues.
  • Review and recommend external contractors for projects on technical issues.
  • Maintain adequate documentations for maintenance operations.
  • Implement equipment start-up procedures to ensure the equipment are maintained as per the supplier manual.
  • Analyse equipment failures, determine causes and make necessary adjustments or repairs.
  • Adopt innovative approaches in the management of the facilities.
  • Initiate the requisition for needed spare parts.
  • Design, document, and implement engineering solutions to provide maximum engineering effectiveness with minimum disruption to production and operations.
  • Carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the company’s Environmental,
  • Quality and Safety policies and Food safety requirements and strategies.
  • Establish goals in the department to high standard of quality product and specification.
  • Carry out operations with efficient cost benefit considerations.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.
  • Must be registered as an Engineer with relevant professional body.
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms. Office & Auto CAD).
  • More than 10 years cognate experience in a manufacturing multinational, 5 of which should be in a managerial/supervisory position.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of PLC enabled machines, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in Quality systems, and Statistical Process Control.
  • Excellent data interpretation and report writing skills.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Commercial Orientation.

    5. Electrical Engineer

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the incumbent will responsible for planning and coordinating all activities in the electrical section of the company including the generator area.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic electrical plans by studying existing conditions, determining needs to accomplish operational plans and modify requirements and solutions.
  • Prepare electrical engineering analysis of plant performance and efficiency. Manage the Engineering budget and procurement strategies.
  • Oversee the scheduling of planned maintenance and manage critical, emergency and breakdown situations.
  • Plan and implement electrical projects in line with company budget and specifications.
  • Responsible for electrical devices, components, production equipment, transportation equipment, environmental control, materials handling, machine tools, and automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Review and critique proposed changes to engineering standards and policies.
  • Review development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good practices.
  • Analyse and resolve work problems within the electrical department.
  • Confer with other Managers and Supervisors to coordinate activities with other departments.
  • Manage emergency response activities.
  • Design, document, and implement engineering solutions to provide maximum engineering effectiveness with the minimum disruption to production and operations.
  • Carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the company’s Environmental,
  • Quality and Safety policies and strategies.
  • Assign goals in the department for high standard of quality product and specification.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Must be registered as an Engineer with relevant professional body.
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms. Office).
  • 10 years practical experience in a manufacturing multinational, 5 of which should be in managerial or supervisory level.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of PLC enabled machines.
  • Sound leadership and mentorship abilities.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in Quality systems and Statistical Process Control.
  • Excellent data interpretation and report writing skills.

    6. Mechanical Engineer

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the incumbent will support in the management of all mechanical engineering issues across all aspects of the production area, services, auxiliary plant and site as a whole.

    Design, document, and implement engineering solutions to provide maximum effectiveness with minimum disruption to production and operations and carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the company’s Environmental, Quality & Safety policies and strategies.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare Mechanical engineering analysis of plant performance and efficiency.
  • Manage the Mechanical Engineering on-going project issues, budgets, procurement strategies and schedules.
  • Oversee the scheduling of planned maintenance and manage critical, emergency and breakdown situations.
  • Provide technical guidance on all site related issues, and formative advice on product development including liaising with machinery provider on technical issues.
  • Develop a capital investment strategy; prepare documentation and supportive evidence for capital investment.
  • Provide technical advice to customers and the maximization of product performance.
  • Manage Mechanical engineering duties surrounding mechanical devices, components, production equipment, tooling, transportation equipment, environmental control, materials handling, machine tools, robots, automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Review and critique proposed changes to engineering standards and policies.
  • Review development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good practices.
  • Liaise with other Managers and supervisors to coordinate activities with other departments.
  • Manage emergency response activities and issues relating to Downgrading and Light weighting of product.
  • Establish goals in the department to high standard of quality product and specification.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Must be registered as an Engineer with relevant professional body.
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms. Office & Auto CAD).
  • More than 10 years cognate experience using automated production system in a manufacturing concern.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in Quality systems, Statistical Process Control and food safety requirements with manual dexterity required for operating machinery.
  • Excellent data interpretation and report writing skills.
  • Good people management skills.

    How to Apply

    If you would like to be considered for the opportunities, please write in confidence to the Human Resources & Admin Manager before Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

    Send your curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address, telephone contacts, qualifications, experience and contacts of three referees to Kenya.hr@gzican.com.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    DAC Aviation Safety Manager and Safety Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited provides contract air service, including aircraft, aircraft maintenance, aircraft parts, flight training, flight personnel and related aviation support systems.

    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited is heavily involved in humanitarian projects through the logistical support of commercial, governmental and non-governmental projects in Afghanistan, Sudan, the democratic republic of Congo, Chad and neighbouring countries.

    We have the following vacancies which we would like to fill with qualified individuals who wish to be part of a professional team.

    1. Position: Safety Manager

    The safety manager is responsible for accomplishing many of the daily tasks and functions of the SMS.

    He/she reports to the Heads of Safety and Security in all matters related to safety.

    Responsibilities

    The safety manager’s role is to provide safety expertise to all operating departments in achieving their safety targets.

    The safety manager shall be responsible for:

  • Providing information and advice on safety matters to top management
  • Providing support and consultation on safety management to all departments
  • Developing and maintaining specific SMS guidance materials and /or requirements
  • Conducting a day to day activities associated with the SMS
  • Operating the voluntary employee reporting system
  • Approving safety risk management documents as delegated
  • Accepting certain levels of risk
  • Safety planning and monitoring
  • Coordinating the safety review board meetings
  • Chairing the safety action group meetings
  • Serving as the liaison to our oversight authority on safety issues • Keeping records of all safety related reports, incidents and accidents
  • Conducting safety audits of departments in our organization
  • Investigating incidents and accidents
  • Conducting periodic observations and inspections of safety practices of all company operations, equipment and facilities
  • Conducting periodic audits of the SMS, operations, equipment and facilities of sub concessions and subcontractors
  • Any other duties/functions assigned by management.

    Competencies

  • Communications: Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts orally;
  • Ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    Qualifications

  • Hold a degree, preferably in Aviation or related.
  • A technically qualified person in field of flight operations or holder of a
  • Private Pilot License (PPL) or an engineering License
  • At least 3 years experience in flight operations or engineering
  • Completed training in ICAO Safety Management System
  • Computer literate

    2. Position: Safety Assistant

    The safety Assistant reports to the safety manager in all matters related to safety.

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Director of Safety and Security, the incumbent assists in implementation of the Safety Management System and the Emergency Response Plan.

    Duties include:

  • Processing and updating of incident/occurrence reports including follow-up with respective persons,
  • Coordination of Safety Review Board and Safety Action Group activities,
  • Distribute safety literature, newsletters and reports,
  • Coordination of training activities and identifies safety trends and participates in accident and incident investigation.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

  • Hold a degree.
  • At least one year experience in flight operations or engineering
  • Completed training in ICAO Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Computer literate

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a CV, an application letter, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

    The application should reach us by 28th November 2014 addressed to the address provided below.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Human Resources Manager,
    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited,
    P.O Box 44580 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited is an equal opportunity employer


    I&M Bank Financial Institutions Relationship Manager Job in Kenya

    I&M Bank, a leading Kenyan commercial banking group with a regional presence in 4 countries, is looking for the following key personnel to spearhead their ambitious business line expansion plans.

    1. Relationship Manager - Financial Institutions

    Ref: RMFI/11/2014

    Job Summary:

    The jobholder will be responsible for developing and growing FI business.

    Key responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the Assistant General Manager- Trade & Financial Institutions and will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and pro-actively maintaining FI relationships within Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Mauritius, DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.
  • Engaging with the Credit divisions of I&M Bank and subsidiaries to arrange Trade finance facilities and Treasury dealing limits for FI Clients across the full product spectrum.
  • Identifying key drivers & growth opportunities per each country and developing strategy to bring onboard FI including commercial banks, Development and Financial Institutions and Central Banks.

  • The objective of the strategies will be to optimize revenue from Trade Finance business, Settlement accounts and Treasury transactions.
  • Developing specific strategies to support the Bank’s corporate clients in regional trade business using the FI network.
  • Developing I&M Bank’s local strategies per country aimed at providing local and inter-regional services to local banks & global banks and supporting inter-regional trade.
  • Adapting international products to suit the Financial Institutions operating in local markets with respect to local regulations, operations and market risks involved.
  • Providing market knowledge and periodic updates to internal management regarding regional developments and regulations that affect business.
  • Assisting in organizing seminars for FI and Corporate Clients across the bank and subsidiaries.
  • Working with respective country institutions such as the Central Banks, Bankers Associations , Association Cambist Internationale (Financial Markets Associations) to support “market best practice”.
  • Negotiating with correspondent banks on pricing and undertaking periodic Management information statistics on Line utilizations, fees collections, charges paid, volume of reciprocal business brought back to the I&M Bank group and subsidiaries in order to get best value of correspondent relationship for I&M Bank Group.
  • Creating an operational procedure for Financial Institutions operations.
  • Acting as the focal point of contact with our compliance department in order to ensure that all counterparties and correspondents have met the Bank’s standard AML policies, KYC and any Internal/ external) regulatory conditions.
  • Developing a structured Request for Proposal (RFP) questionnaire that will be utilized by I&M Bank Group to solicit for correspondent services and preparing MIS
  • Reports and compiling statistics for Senior Management for decision making purposes.
  • In conjunction with Head of Risk, developing a computerized simulation model that will assist in rating of banks.

  • Based on the CAMEL approach and other qualitative measures like management quality and likelihood of stakeholder support for use in onboarding new relationships and undertake annual reviews of counterparties.

  • Determining the routing of the trade business based on best value proposition.
  • Developing products to market to the Financial Institutions and drawing up suitable marketing material for the same.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Business related degree.
  • Professional qualification in AKIB and/or Certificate of Finance in International Trade
  • 5 years of experience in banking operations 2 of which should be in a similar position
  • Fair appreciation of ICC rules i.e. UCPDC, URR, URC, URDG and inherent risks in International Trade.
  • Excellent knowledge of trade documentation and shipping terms.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of information technology
  • Well versed with CBK Prudential Guidelines relating to Trade Finance
  • Knowledge of relevant bank processes, policies and procedures.

    2. Assistant Marketing Manager

    Ref: AMM/11/2014

    Job Summary:

    The Central Marketing Unit of I&M Bank handles all brand management functions of the I&M Bank Group including advertising and promotions, media and public relations, event management, sponsorships, corporate brand management, corporate communications and publications.

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, this position will specifically handle the Advertising Agency and Media related functions within the Marketing Team.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating with the Bank’s Advertising Agency to handle creative production of all communication material
  • Media planning and buying – billboards, TV, radio, video displays etc
  • Press relations, public relations, corporate communications
  • Other functions as assigned within the Marketing Team

    Personal Skills/Attributes:

  • Leadership skills with good interpersonal skills
  • Smart, articulate, intelligent with attractive personality and impeccable communications skills
  • Ability to make decisions

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate, MBA preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a major Advertising Agency with hands-on functional experience in Media and Client Servicing.
  • Exposure to Creative and Public Relations functions would be strong advantages
  • Industry experience in Marketing department of a Commercial Bank or in handling
  • Banking Sector clients in an advertising agency would be an advantage
  • Preferred age 30-35 years
  • Candidates with no advertising agency experience need not apply.

    3. Social Media Officer

    Ref: SMO/11/2014

    Job Summary:

    The job holder will join the Social Media Team of the Bank which develops and manages the growing Social Media and Online activities for the Bank.

    This includes but not limited to implementing the Bank’s Social Media strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and cultivating leads and sales.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Social Media Marketing Officer will report to the Social Media Manager and will assist in:

    1. Implementing Social Media Strategy

  • Developing the plan and the parameters for the Bank’s Social Media Strategy.
  • Determining objectives, establishing what needs to be accomplished and defining how it will be done, in close liaison with various departments.

    2. Managing all Bank’s Social Media and websites

  • Ensuring Social Media accounts are updated on a daily basis and that messaging is timely and relevant.
  • This also includes using various social media tools to schedule posts/tweets to appear during the day, overnight and on weekends, to promote the brands to night owls and clients in different time zones.
  • Creation of animated videos using available tool, and video
  • Creation of staff/ customer interviews.

    3. Engaging in dialogue when necessary and monitoring customer issues

  • Monitoring the Social sites for any positive or negative feedback about I&M Bank and its products & services, and following up on the feedback.
  • Encouraging and thanking individuals for positive feedback, and mollifying any unhappy customers

    4. Monitoring trends and encouraging adoption of Social Media tools

  • Identifying and reporting on Social Media trends in order to be on top of the latest trends and tools to ensure that we are ahead of competition

    5. Searching for news/articles to post

  • Constantly scouring in the Internet and the news headlines for articles, stories and tips that are industry related and which can be posted to the Social
  • Media accounts to promote the Bank’s brand.

    6. Implementing Social Media campaigns

  • Designing e-fliers, posters, screensaver etc and generating ideas on contests on Facebook and Twitter to drive engagement on these Social Media sites.
  • Developing these ideas and bringing them to fruition.

    7. Managing Social Media campaigns

  • Tracking and monitoring the effectiveness and success of online initiatives (Facebook ads, Twitter ads and Google ads), in order to calculate return on investment.
  • Providing reports on what worked and what didn’t work.

    8. Using social networking analysis tools

  • Using various analytical tools available to measure I click traffic activity, response times, and complaints in order to know the effectiveness of different channels.

    This can either be weekly or monthly.

    10. Monitoring both the Internet and social events for brand related activities

  • There are always conversations going on in the social space and social events that provide the perfect opportunities for us to promote the Bank.

  • The role holder will be expected to actively research and look for conversations going on in the social space and social events that provide perfect opportunities to promote the Bank

    11. Providing feedback internally

  • Communicating to relevant internal departments on public feedback, complaints and conversations surrounding various brands in the market

    12. Promoting Social Media within the organization

  • Educating staff on the importance and use of social media, as well as implementing campaigns and promoting Social Media activities internally. 13. Email Communication sent externally and Internally

  • Creating and designing content for various communications sent internally and externally.

    14. Website/ Wikipedia, Intranet & Branch Digital Display maintenance

  • Updating various online sites on need basis and ensuring all online channels are regularly updated.

    Personal Skills/Attributes:

  • A creative mind (Thinking out of the box)
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • must have excellent writing and language skills and knowledge on how to write effective copy in different styles, for websites, twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Must have ability to visualise as well as convey a message into relevant and interesting content.
  • Have good technical skills for designing creatives e.g. using tools such as Photoshop
  • Aware/familiar with online tools for Social Media management Customer focused
  • Should be creative and technology savvy person with innovative ideas

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism and Public Relations. MBA preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in a specialized social Media and digital marketing company or be a key member of the Social Media team of a major organization
  • At least 2 years’ experience of Social Media Marketing in– LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram e.t.c
  • Experience in handling social media within the banking sector will be an added advantage
  • Preferred age 25-30 years
  • Candidates with no prior hands on experience in handling social media in an organisation need not apply.

    4. Relationship Manager - Asset Finance

    Ref: RMAF/11/2014

    Job Summary:

    The role entails marketing of the Asset Finance and IPF products through recruitment of new and existing clients with a view to growing a quality loan book.

    It also involves effective relationship management of Vehicle/Equipment vendors, Insurance companies as well as clients to attract new business, grow wallet share and ensure retention of existing business portfolio.

    The role is also a liaison point for business teams across the branch network.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    The incumbent will report to the Manager Asset Finance and will be responsible for:

  • Generating new Asset Finance and Insurance Premium Finance business through effective relationship management of assigned portfolio of motor vehicle dealers, insurance companies and the branch network.
  • Growing Asset Finance and Insurance Premium Finance business through direct recruitment of potential clients.
  • Training and undertaking capacity building for the assigned portfolio of branches, insurance companies and Asset Vendors.
  • Carrying out credit appraisals and call reports for sanction on ad hoc basis.
  • Maintaining effective business relationship with motor vehicles dealers through regular visits and quick resolution of any outstanding issues with regard to customer requests.
  • Aggressively following up on approved retail asset finance business with the view of accelerating drawdown as well as supporting disbursement process to branches and motor vehicle dealers.
  • Guiding dealers / customers on HP / IPF documentation to ease the disbursement process.
  • Growing the Asset Finance and Insurance Premium Finance Book by seeking increased wallet share of existing client portfolio of the bank.
  • Occasionally formulating and implementing joint dealer promotion schemes when required.
  • Marketing additional loan facilities to bank’s clients at the point of loan liquidation or insurance renewal through telephone calls, written communication as well as visits while liaising with the respective branch / corporate relationship.
  • Actively participating in functions and events that facilitate selling of bank products especially Asset Finance and Insurance Premium Finance products.
  • Regularly updating dealers, insurance companies, insurance brokers and agents by keeping them informed on the various product features or newly developed products that are targeted to retain a competitive edge in the market.
  • Cross selling other Bank products to customers where opportunities for such sale are identified, this will entail involving staff from other functions in order to reinforce such sale.
  • Ensuring timely and efficient service delivery by co-coordinating with the processing team to ensure that all applications received are processed in a timely manner and clients, dealers, insurance companies and brokers are advised of Banks decision within the set timelines.
  • Timely and efficient handling of queries or requests from existing and potential Bank customers through phone calls, email or physical visits to client premises.
  • Liaising with the Business drivers at branch level, the Processing team, Asset
  • Finance and Branch Managers to pay select clients courtesy calls.
  • Following up on deferred applications to ensure closure on any pending items.
  • Ensuring motor vehicle dealers and other business partners have access to required stationery/forms
  • Aiding in recovery of non-performing loans where additional & useful information is available.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing field or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma or its equivalent; and
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or equivalent professional body.
  • Credit / Risk related Course.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience

    Personal Skills / Attributes

  • Numeric skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation , and report writing skills
  • Good financial analysis skills;
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Knowledgeable in credit /lending.
  • Basic understanding of Banking Law;
  • Knowledgeable in the Banking Act, CBK prudential guidelines and credit policies.

    If you believe you meet the above requirements, send your application together with a comprehensive curriculum vitae indicating your qualifications, present position, contact and names of three referees.

    Your application should reach the below address on or before 6th December, 2014.

    Please quote reference number followed by the position applied for in the application

    AGM- Human Resources
    I&M Bank Limited
    I & M Tower, Kenyatta Avenue
    P.O Box 30238 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Or email: recruit@imbank.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Faulu Microfinance Bank Jobs in Kenya

    Faulu Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of the Old Mutual Group, is one of Kenya’s fastest growing banks with a network of 80 outlets and over 900 employees.

    Over the years, the bank has developed a wide portfolio of transactional, savings, credit and micro insurance solutions to meet changing customer needs.

    Our vision is to give Kenyans hope and a future, by listening and empowering them with relevant financial solutions.

    In line with business demands driven by our rapid growth, we are looking for qualified, highly competent, talented and results driven individuals to fill the following key business growth and revenue generation position:

    1. General Manager - Retail

    Job Ref: HR: 038/11/2014

    Reporting to the Managing Director, and working closely with senior management and the branch management teams; the overall purpose of this role is to grow consumer and bancassurance business in terms of customer numbers, portfolio size, quality and revenues.

    The key responsibilities for this position are:

  • Development and execution of the retail business segment strategy for the bank geared towards the achievement of set targets, sustained growth and long term profitability.
  • Increase market share in asset and liability business in terms of customer numbers, product and services consumption and revenue generation.
  • Drive the growth of deposits from the retail business to achieve sufficiency targets.
  • Identify and capitalize on new market opportunities to expand presence, competitiveness and profitability through customer focused products, pricing and sales.
  • Drive sales through effective leadership, guidance and performance management process within the branch networks and relationships.
  • Grow the bancassurance sales and revenues.
  • Champion the risk management within the branch network to ensure compliance to the set internal and external controls and guidelines.
  • Work closely with the management teams to ensure that the retail business ¡s well supported, and equipped to deliver the set business targets.
  • Provide macro level direction and control over the activities of the respective departments under control in line with the bank’s policy and authority level.
  • Ensure timely intervention and resolution of operating issues that affect service levels and reputation of the Bank.
  • Represent the business unit in forums, meetings and fast track the implementation of the relevant agreed action points.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other Old Mutual Business Units and external partnerships geared towards increasing market share.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • Diploma in banking.
  • Master’s degree qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of banking and related rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Over 10 years’ experience at a Senior Management role in retail and/or consumer banking environment with proven track record of delivering results.
  • Good understanding of the retail and consumer banking dynamics.
  • Ability to be innovative in identifying and harnessing new and existing opportunities while being highly action oriented.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with experience in leading diverse teams geared towards business growth, staff motivation and customer loyalty.
  • Team player, ambitious self-driven and a change agent.
  • Good negotiation skills.

    2. General Manager - Micro and SME

    Job Ref: HR: 039/11/2014

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the job holder will be responsible for growth of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) portfolio by working closely with senior management, branch management teams and other stakeholders.

    The key responsibilities for this position are:

  • Develop and implement the Micro and SME business strategy and provide technical in put on development of MSME financial products in line with the Bank’s overall strategy and business plans.
  • Increase market share of the sector in terms of customer numbers, products and services consumption, and revenues while proactively reducing the bad book.
  • Drive deposits from the sector to ensure sufficiency.
  • Identify and capitalize on new market opportunities to expand presence, competitiveness and profitability through competitive products, pricing and sales.
  • Improve the business environment for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Segment in the Bank.
  • Help the Bank establish profitable banking relationships with MSME clients by providing high quality banking and other financial services to the MSME where the Bank operates.
  • Lead in developing partnerships with other OMK Units to strengthen financial infrastructures for MSME5 and ensure the OMK group synergies are maximized.
  • Advise the Bank on MSME market analysis and segmentation, MSME financial products, MSME Credit Risk evaluation processes, loan monitoring, collections and recovery procedures.
  • Drive sales through effective leadership, guidance and performance management process within branch networks and relationships.
  • In liaison with the other stakeholders, ensure quality portfolio by effective identification of risks and their mitigation.
  • Represent the business unit in forums, meetings and fast track the implementation of the relevant agreed action points.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field.
  • Master’s degree qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of bank Credit risk management policies, procedures and best practices in lending to SME.
  • Over 10 years’ experience MSME lending in a senior management role with proven record of business growth preferably in a retail bank and/or banking for SME.
  • Good leadership and influence skills geared towards business growth, staff motivation and customer loyalty.
  • Knowledge of community banking will be desirable.
  • Team player and relationship builder.
  • Ambitious and self-driven individual.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop business relationships.

    If you meet the specified criteria, send your application letter and updated CV (including 3 referees) to the undersigned through the e-mail address below:

    Head - Human Resources
    Faulu Microfinance Bank Limited
    P.O Box 60240-00200
    Nairobi

    Email: recruit@faulukenya.com

    Applications should reach us on or before 5th December 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Hard copy applications will Not Be Accepted.


    Heritage Insurance Independent Agency Manager Job in Kenya

    The Heritage Insurance Company (K) Ltd is a member of Liberty and a leading insurance Company with a legacy of providing superior services to a wide spectrum of clients since 1976.

    We have also received AA-rating, the highest international rating awarded to a Kenyan insurer.

    We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the following position:

    Job Title: Independent Agency Manager

    Reporting To: Executive Director

    Purpose of the Job:

    The Independent Agency Manager will be responsible for recruiting, nurturing and motivating Independent Agents so as to ensure the production targets set out for the Unit are achieved.

    Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Identification and recruitment of Independent Agents.
  • Identifying training needs and ensuring that training is organised to ensure they posses proper skills to enable them succeed in sales.
  • Set realistic production targets for each Agent, and closely monitor those targets to ensure that they are achieved.
  • The Manager is also responsible for the achievement of the overall production target for the Independent Agents.
  • Organise for regular meetings with the recruited gents to identify challenges that hinder their success and ensure remedial measures are taken in good time.
  • Ensure that Agents pursue business in a manner that reflects the values of Heritage.
  • Arrange for activities that enhance ownership and teamwork in the team ensuring that the team members are highly motivated to achieve their targets.
  • Ensure that business introduced by Agents is properly documented, and ensure commission payment is timely.
  • Provide link between the Agents and Heritage staff.
  • Production of weekly and monthly agency activity reports.
  • Collection and provision of market feedback to the company.
  • Recommend disciplinary measures or dismissal of Agents who consistently fail to meet production targets or who display unacceptable behaviour.
  • Contribute as a member of the management team to the development of operational policies for the achievement of the corporate plans as stipulated in the Company three year business strategy.
  • The fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public.
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings to facilitate smooth operational procedures.
  • Ensure that performance Management process is embraced and continuously being carried out within the department for effective and efficient service to our customers with a view to achieve overall company business goals in line with the company’s business plan.
  • Ensure that all staff in the section adhere to the set company work ethics and discipline for efficient workflow and profitability.
  • Any other tasks as may be allocated from time to time by my supervisors.

    Key Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Competencies

    Education

  • B.Com or a Business related degree from a recognized University
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • A relevant professional qualification including ACII, ,CIM, a local diploma in insurance etc

    Experience

  • Eight (8) years in a busy and relevant environment
  • 3-4 years in a senior management position

    Other Attributes

  • Must have sound analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a good listener with excellent customer relation skills
  • Must be a good problem solver with strong decision making skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize (ability to work within strict deadlines)
  • Ability to motivate his staff in order to achieve set targets.

    Persons currently in direct contact with Brokers, agents and clients will have a distinct advantage

    Application Process

    If you believe you are the right candidate, please email your application and C.V to hr@heritage.co.ke on or before Friday, 28th November 2014


    Strathmore School Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Strathmore School

  • Geography / Kiswahili Teacher (Secondary)

  • English Teacher (Primary)

  • Teachers with experience in teaching in the 8-4-4 system are invited to apply.

    Experience in teaching Form 4 or Standard 8 will be an added advantage

    Applicants should Email their CVs to info@strathmore.ac.ke no later than Friday, 28th November 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nine One One Group Head of Finance, Head of Marketing & Business Development and Head of Operations Jobs in Kenya

    Nine One One Group Limited a leading integrated security solutions provider with presence ¡n all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region seeks to fill the following vacancies;

    1. Head of Finance -1 Position

    2. Head of Marketing & Business Development - 1 Position

    3. Head of Operations - 1 Position

    Interested candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the Human Resource Department by email through hr@911group.co.ke to reach us on or before 28th November 2014


    CARE - Regional Emergency Coordinator (East Africa)

    Position Title : Regional Emergency Coordinator (East Africa) Grade : III

    Location : Nairobi, Kenya

    Positions supervised : None

    Date of entry : End January 2015

    Position summary

    The Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) provides critical coordination and support to CARE’s emergency preparedness and response at country office and regional level.

    In-between emergencies she/he works with country offices, lead members’ management, and CI and lead members’ emergency units, on strengthening capacity for preparedness, emergency response, integration of emergency programming within CARE’s program approach, humanitarian policy, and other related priority areas, in order to strengthen CARE’s humanitarian capabilities across the region.

    She/he also represents CARE externally at regional level in the humanitarian field with key forums, partners and donors, develops a contextual understanding of the region, and undertakes appropriate humanitarian policy and analysis.

    During major emergencies, the REC will often be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office and would support initial response start-up by the country office.

    The REC represents all of CI and should ensure consistency with CI global humanitarian approaches and standards.

    The REC reports to the CI emergency group (CEG), but with strong links to lead members’ management structures, including both their line management and emergency units.

    Requirements for this position include:

  • Masters degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in humanitarian preparedness, large scale emergency response, programme management including experience in insecure environments, programme design, accountability, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, gender equality programming, donor relations, and protection considerations;
  • Excellent training, facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills;
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent team building and interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home.

    How to Apply:

    Closing date for applications: 21st December, 2014

    Please send your CV and letter of application in English to: cegrecruitment@careinternational.org

    Candidates living in Nairobi are particularly encouraged to apply.


    International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Review and Assessment of MAs with institutional challenges and Learning Centres

    Background

    IPPF Africa Region has used different approaches and interventions to provide desk based and field based TA and support to all MAs but with different magnitude and focus based on the size of the MAs, geographical and programmatic coverage, funding priority and size of funding etc.

    Although there has been a significant progress in some of the MAs to address institutional challenges such as in governance, management, and finance through different interventions, there are still MAs with recurrent institutional challenges.

    There are also a number of MAs that came out of their institutional crisis while others have not encountered basic institutional challenges.

    There is a need to document the experiences and share as a pre-emptive intervention from the MAs currently with institutional challenges as well as from those stable MAs and MAs who faced crisis some years back but overcame the crisis and now working smoothly.

    Towards this, the IPPFAR 95th session of the REC passed the resolution on MAs with institutional challenges which indicated to identify key issues which require further review and investigation at MA level.

    The resolution reads as follows.

    Resolution 3: Strengthening Governance

    Noting with concern the number of MAs with institutional challenges; Taking cognizance of the key role that good governance plays in the prevention of crisis, promotion of stability and MAs progression towards resilience;

    The Regional Executive Committee of IPPFAR resolves that a governance orientation and induction package and program targeting volunteers and staff both at Regional and MA levels be rolled out.

    The Regional Executive Committee of IPPFAR further resolves

  • The Consideration of country context specific factors during the analysis and categorization of MAs in crisis
  • The commissioning of an external study on IPPFAR MAs with institutional challenges
  • The Documentation of case studies to enhance learning from MAs who may have experienced, overcome or avoided crisis;

  • Moreover, IPPFAR initiated Learning Centre approach to ensure that MAs support and learn from each other.

    Through peer to peer approach.

    However, some LC MAs have not been in full compliance with the statutory requirements of IPPF and there are no clear mechanisms how the LC status can be retained.

    The IPPFAR REC during its sitting of the 95th session deliberated on the matter and passed the following resolution.

    Resolution 6:Review and Assessment of MAs with Learning Centers

    Noting that the Learning Centers are a significant innovation that enhances learning among volunteers, staff and key partners in the promotion of SRHR at community, national, regional and international levels and;

    Appreciating the outstanding contributions and role that Learning Centers play towards sustainability of IPPFAR interventions at Country and Regional levels;

    IPPFAR REC resolves that a review and assessment of MAs with learning centers be undertaken to confirm that they are in full compliance of statutory requirements.

    The IPPFAR REC asserts that full and timely compliance to all statutory requirements shall be a pre-requisite for MAs who wish to retain the Learning Centre Status.

    Objectives

    The Regional Office therefore seeks to recruit an organization or consultant:

    a) To assess and document the factors that contributed to recurrent institutional challenges in the MAs and come up with appropriate interventions

    b) To document the process and approaches used by MAs to emerge out of key institutional challenges as well as factors that contribute to stability of MAs

    c) To assess the effectiveness of the Learning Centers and their compliance with statutory requirements and make recommendations for improvement

    d) To develop a roadmap to address MAs with key institutional challenges and come up with preventive strategies.

    Scope of the evaluation

    This study will have three categories in order to conduct the assessment on MAs with institutional challenges.

    The first category looks MAs currently with institutional challenges which are Malawi, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Tanzania, Guinea Conakry, Gabon and Angola.

    The second category of the study will look MAs that came out of the institutional crisis in the last 5 years which are Kenya, DRC, Zambia and Chad.

    With the objectives of learning from MAs which are stable, the 3rd category of the assessment will consider MAs which have been relatively stable overtime (in the last 5 years) and these MAs include Burkina Faso, Swaziland, Burundi and Togo.

    From each category, 2 MAs will be covered for the field study using purposive sampling.

    Regarding the LCs, IPPFAR has currently 9 MAs as LCs.

    This learning Centres are further divided in to 2 categories.

    The first category includes the 4MAs which are Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon and Mozambique which has been learning centres for the last few years while the second category includes the other 5 MAs (Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Swaziland and Togo) which was initiated last year.

    The field visit study will cover 1 LC from each category.

    The task for the assessment for the institutional challenges and learning centres will be carried out by an external consultant with support from ARO.

    The targets for the study include MAs volunteers and staff, ARO staff and beneficiaries/stakeholders.

    The time frame for the MAs with the institutional challenges will be the last 5 years.

    The study will come up with a clear strategy on how to address institutional challenges and in putting pre-emptive intervention to prevent crisis.

    The findings of the LCs including the institutional challenges will be disseminated and shared with all the LCs as well as other MAs in order to strengthen learning and experience sharing

    Methodology

    Working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor and Senior Accreditation and Governance Advisor and any person assigned, and facilitating internal as well as external meetings and consultation processes as required, the consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks:

    a) Develop/review data collection instruments/tools for the review

    b) Review relevant documents related to MAs with Institutional Crisis and the Learning Centres

    c) Conduct in-depth and key informant interviews among IPPFARO staff and selected MA volunteers and staff

    d) Field visit to 8 MAs

    e) Write and submit reports

    A detailed external assessment methodology will be provided by the consultant.

    Internal literature review

    A number of background documents are to be made available for the external assessment and they are:

  • IPPFAR Strategic framework 2010-2015
  • ARO and MAs APBs
  • ARO and MAs annual reports
  • Filed mission reports
  • MAs with institutional challenges reports
  • Learning Centre documents

    Key Deliverables

    The consultants will be required to submit to IPPFARO the following:

  • Inception Report which should be delivered not later than 5 days from the date of signing contract
  • Draft review reports (draft reports will be required for comment by the project team prior to finalization)
  • Oral presentation (based on power point slides) to the IPPFARO SMT when required;
  • Master copies of the final reports suitable for reproduction
  • Presentation of the final report, including recommendations
  • Soft copies of the final reviewed reports

    Time Frame

    The approximate time frame shall be forty five (45) working days between the months of January - March, 2015.

    Working Conditions

  • IPPFARO will provide the Consultant with the needed logistics including transport for the assignment
  • IPPFARO will arrange for logistics including incidentals, hotel, and per diem for possible visits to selected Member Associations.
  • The Consultant will be paid as per terms of payment as outlined under terms of payment and the contract.

    Required Competencies of Consultant

    The consultants should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in SRH&R programme design and management
  • Demonstrable efficiency in organizational development
  • Good knowledge of Local and national organizations working in the area of SRH
  • Sound knowledge/experience in governance and management
  • Proven experience in similar assignments
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills
  • Committed to the core values of IPPF
  • Fluency in English (working knowledge in French is an advantage)

    Proposed Timeline

  • No Activity Time Frame Point Person(s) 1 Advertise Consultancy Work 3rd Week of November 2014 HR Officer 2 Selection and recruitment of Consultant 1st Week of December 2014 Procurement Committee

  • HR Officer 3 Discussions on remunerations, contracts and logistics 1st Week of December 2014 Performance Manager,
  • Operations Department 4 Preparation of instruments 2nd Week of December, 2014
  • Consultant with support from IPPFARO Team 5 Field Work (Document reviews, interviews, etc.) January and February 2015 Consultant with support from IPPFARO
  • Team 6 Data Analysis February 2015 Consultant 7 Report writing February 2015
  • Consultant 8 Submission of draft report March 2015 Consultant 9 Review of draft report March 2015 IPPFARO Team 10 Finalise and submit reviewed report March 2015 Consultant

    Terms of Payment

    This will be a fixed term contract.

    Funds will be disbursed according to the following payment schedule:

  • 25% of the total award will be paid upon signing of contracts
  • 35% will be paid upon completion of all field work and submission of field reports
  • 20% will be paid upon submission of complete and clean data sets.
  • 20% will be paid upon receipt by IPPFARO of final agreed report on the study by the Consultant

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should email; hroffice@ippfaro.org by 29th Nov 2014.


    GROOTS Kenya Gender Consultant (End-of-Project-Evaluation)

    Background

    The multi-donor Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) was launched in 2009 to fast-track commitments to gender equality focused on women’s economic and political empowerment at local, national and regional levels.

    The Fund provides multi-year grants ranging from US $200,000 – US $1 million directly to women’s organizations and governmental agencies in developing countries.

    It is dedicated to advancing the economic and political empowerment of women.

    Since its launch in 2009, the Fund has delivered grants totalling US $56.5 million to 96 grantee programmes in 72 countries.

    Awarded programmes reflect a range of interventions in commitments to gender equality laws and policies and embody unique combinations of strategies, partnerships and target beneficiaries.

    Description of the Intervention

    The programme entitled “To Strengthen governance and accountability of leadership in Kenya through quality and quantity of women’s political participation” is an FGE-supported implementation programme being undertaken in Kenya by GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood).

    It is a two-year programme that commenced in January, 2013. Its overall budget is USD 302,000.

    This programme aims to influence good governance and accountability of the leadership in Kenya through increasing quality and quantity of women’s political participation.

    The programme has 4 key outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Enhanced capacity of communities particularly grassroots women to support women candidates vying for political leadership and create demand for good leadership.
  • Outcome 2: The number of women elected and nominated into political positions and appointed into devolved government structures increased by the end of the electioneering period.
  • Outcome 3: Men’s support to women leadership improved within political processes and development agenda during and after elections.
  • Outcome 4: The capacity of elected and nominated women strengthened to enable them to perform their duties in their positions and be able to influence both pro-gender and positive change within development agenda.
  • The programme is being implemented by GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood) in close cooperation with Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) and Africa Woman and Child Feature Services (AWCFS).

    Purpose and Use of the Evaluation

  • FGE was established as a bold investment in women’s rights, testing a more focused and better-resourced modality for catalysing and sustaining gender equality and efforts.
  • Its founding Programme Document sets forth its mandate to track, assess and widely share the lessons learned from this pioneering grant programme and to contribute to global know-how in the field of gender equality.
  • Undertaking Strategic Final Evaluations of programmes are a vital piece of this mandate.

    The main purposes of a final evaluation are the following:

    Accountability:

  • Provide credible and reliable judgements on the programmes’ results, including in the areas of programme design, implementation, impact on beneficiaries and partners, and overall results.
  • Provide high quality assessments accessible to a wide range of audiences, including FGE donors, UN Women, women’s rights and gender equality organizations, government agencies, peer multi-lateral agencies, and other actors.

    Learning:

  • Identify novel/unique approaches to catalyse processes toward the development of gender equality commitments.
  • Identify particular approaches and methodologies that are effective in meaningfully and tangibly advancing women’s economic and political empowerment.

    Improved evidence-based decision making:

  • Identify lessons learned from the experience of grantees in order to influence policy and practice at national, regional and global levels.
  • Inform and strengthen UN Women´s planning and programming by providing evidence-based knowledge on what works, why and in what context.
  • Final evaluations are summative exercises that are oriented to gather data and information to measure the extent to which development results have been attained.
  • However, the utility of the evaluation process and products should go far beyond what was said by programme stakeholders during the field visit or what the evaluation team wrote in the evaluation report.

  • The momentum created by the evaluations process (meetings with government, donors, beneficiaries, civil society, etc.) is the ideal opportunity to set an agenda for the future of the programme or some of their components (sustainability) through a Management Response.

  • It is also an excellent platform to communicate lessons learnt and convey key messages on good practices, share products that can be replicated or scaled‐up at the country and international level.

  • The evaluator will provide inputs for the Reference Group (see section 7 in the attached document for more information) to design a complete dissemination plan of the evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations with the aim of advocating for sustainability, scaling‐up or sharing good practices and lessons learnt at local, national or/and international level.

    Scope and Objectives of the Evaluation

  • The unit of analysis or object of study for this evaluation is the programme, understood to be the set of components, outcomes, outputs, activities and inputs that were detailed in the programme document and in associated modifications made during implementation.

  • The geographic area of intervention evaluated is Kiambu, Laikipia and Kakamega Counties.

  • The time frame of the evaluation will cover from the period of conceptualization and design to the moment when the evaluation is taking place.

    The evaluation will assess:

  • To what extent the programme has contributed to solve the needs and problems identified in the design phase.
  • To what extent the programme was efficiently implemented and delivered quality outputs and outcomes, against what was originally planned or subsequently officially revised.
  • To what extent the programme has attained development results to the targeted population, beneficiaries, participants - whether individuals, communities, institutions, etc.-, therefore improving political empowerment of women in Kenya (Kiambu, Laikipia and Kakamega Counties).

    Evaluation Criteria, Questions and Methodological Approach

  • Following the UN Women Evaluation Policy and United Nations Evaluation Group guidelines, evaluations are often organized around the standard OECD evaluation criteria, which are relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the programmes.

  • Each evaluation must integrate gender and human-rights perspectives throughout each of these areas of analysis and within its methodology.

  • This is particularly important to understand and assess programmes addressing complex, inter sectional issues in women’s rights.

    Please refer to the attached document for the detailed evaluation questions.

    The evaluation will use methods and techniques as determined by the specific needs of information, the availability of resources and the priorities of stakeholders.

    The consultant is expected to identify and utilize a wide range of information sources for data collection (documents, field information, institutional information systems, financial records, monitoring reports, past evaluations) and key informants (beneficiaries, staff, funders, experts, government officials and community groups).

    The consultant is also expected to analyze all relevant information sources and use interview and focus group discussions as means to collect relevant data for the evaluation, using a mixed-method approach that can capture qualitative and quantitative dimensions.

    The methodology and techniques (such as a case study, sample survey, etc.) to be used in the evaluation should be described in detail in the inception report and in the final evaluation report and should be linked to each of the evaluation questions in the Evaluation Matrix.

    When applicable, a reference should be made regarding the criteria used to select the geographic areas of intervention that will be visited during the country mission.

    The methods used should ensure the involvement of the main stakeholders of the programme.

    Rights holders and duty bearers should be involved in meetings, focus group discussions and consultations where they would take part actively in providing in-depth information about how the programme was implemented, what has been changed in their status and how the programme helped bring changes in their livelihoods.

    The evaluator will develop specific questionnaires pertinent to specific group of stakeholders and their needs and capacities (for example, illiteracy needs to be factored in, or language barriers).

    When appropriate, audiovisual techniques could be used to capture the different perspectives of the population involved and to illustrate the findings of the evaluation.

    Management of the Evaluation

    The consultant will be under contract with GROOTS Kenya who will manage the evaluation.

    GROOTS Kenya will be responsible for selecting the evaluator(s) through applying a fair, transparent, and competitive process and for ensuring that the evaluation process is conducted as stipulated, promoting and leading the evaluation design, coordinating and monitoring progress.

    The evaluation consultant will be responsible for his/her own office space, administrative and secretarial support, telecommunications, and printing of documentation.

    The evaluation consultant will be also responsible for the implementation of all methodological tools such as surveys and questionnaires.

    Reference Group and Stakeholder Participation

    A Reference Group (RG) is meant to ensure an efficient, participatory and accountable evaluation process and facilitate the participation of stakeholders enhancing the use of the evaluation findings.

    It includes members from the programme organization (Lead and Co-lead organizations), relevant government and CSO stakeholders, UN Women Country Office and/or Regional Office and FGE Secretariat.

    Please refer to the annexed document for the role and members of the Group.

    Evaluation Deliverables

    The consultant is responsible for submitting the following deliverables:

  • Inception Report,
  • Power Point presentation of preliminary findings to the Reference Group,
  • Final Evaluation Report (according to UNEG quality standards, see attached document for further details).

    Required Skills

    Education:

  • A Masters or higher level degree in International Development or a similar field related to political and economic development, etc.

    Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience undertaking evaluations is required.
  • Substantive experience in evaluating similar development projects related to local development and political and economic empowerment of women.
  • Substantive experience in evaluating projects with a strong gender focus is preferred.
  • Experience working in Kenya is preferred.
  • Experience working on gender, added value of expertise in undertaking gender- sensitive evaluations.

    Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English writing and communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge in Kiswahili would be an added advantage.
  • Consultants without Kiswahili language skills are encouraged to partner with a local consultant.

    How to Apply:

    The consultant(s) is required to submit a proposal of maximum 3 pages, which must include the following items:

  • Summary of consultant experience and background.
  • List of the most relevant previous consulting projects completed, including a description of the projects and contact details for references.
  • Brief summary of the proposed methodology for the evaluation, including the involvement of the Reference Group and other stakeholders during each step.
  • Proposed process for disseminating the results of the evaluation.

    The following items should be included as attachments (not included in the page limit):

  • Detailed work plan.
  • CV for consultant, and other team members if applicable.
  • At least three sample reports from previous consulting projects (all samples will be kept confidential) or links to website where reports can be retrieved (highly recommended).
  • Detailed budget.
  • Team structure, roles and responsibilities and time allocation if applicable.

    The budget must include all costs related to the following items:

  • The consultant’s time, and the time of any other team members (e.g. local consultant).
  • The day rate for the consultant and all team members should be clearly specified.
  • Transport costs, accommodation costs and per-diems for the consultant and any other team members to travel to/from Kenya and within Kenya.
  • Communication costs, office costs, supplies and other materials.

    The organization commissioning this evaluation has budgeted for the following items:

  • Participation of beneficiaries in evaluation activities (e.g. transport and refreshment costs for focus group discussions).
  • Participation of the Reference Group in evaluation activities (e.g. meeting costs).
  • Translation costs of the full report and/or executive summary when this would facilitate dissemination among targeted population).
  • Dissemination of the results of the evaluation to stakeholders on the basis of the evaluator´s proposal and in agreement with the Reference Group.

    Proposals should be addressed to GROOOTS Kenya, Esther Mwaura Muiru, The Director and emailed to admin@grootskenya.org by 1st December, 2014 by 9 am


    Finn Church Aid (FCA) Consultant Salary Structure

    Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organization and the second biggest organization in Finland working in humanitarian aid.

    Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.*

    FCA is looking for a consultant to design a salary structure for the office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Main objectives of the assignment

  • To feed into FCA strategic plan 2013-2016 to reposition FCA human resources to attract, maintain and harness the human resources.
  • To position FCA attract senior technically skilled staff within the current structure, ensuring that a dichotomy is not created between program and support staff.
  • Provide a systematic, dynamic and sustainable staff motivation, staff performance and salary review, staff progression and staff development system.

    Deliverables

    The key deliverables include:

  • Come up with job structures for the Regional Office/Kenya Country Office.
  • Revised/update job descriptions for the Regional/Kenya Country Office.
  • Create a grade and salary structure for the Regional/Kenya Country Office.
  • Provide recommendations on career paths and staff development strategies.

    Specific Tasks

    The consultant will be expected to:

  • Undertake a process of job analysis in a manner that allows staff input both in the regional office and the other country offices.
  • Use the outcome of the job analysis to update job descriptions for the regional office to adequately reflect the scope and responsibilities of the positions.
  • Facilitate a job evaluation process and use the outcome to develop a grade structure.
  • Further enrich the job descriptions based on additional information that may emerge during the job evaluation process.
  • Use the outcome of the salary survey (conducted independently) and the grade structure determined above to develop a salary structure, and make recommendations on appropriate salary adjustments.
  • Review and make recommendations on career paths, staff development, and motivation strategies for national staff.
  • Review the performance management process and make recommendations on how it can be strengthened, and suggest ways and means of creating stronger linkages with the reward system for national staff.
  • Develop an action plan for implementation of key issues in conjunction with Finn Church Aid management.

    The Evaluation Method

    The evaluator will design participatory method and tools which among others will include focus groups, individual questionnaires and face to face interviews with staff, of which information gathered to will be submitted directly to the consultant.

    Duration of the assignment

    The planned duration of the exercise is fifteen (15) days inclusive of report writing.

    S/No Activity Consultancy Days:

    1 Initial consultations and review of documentation 1

    2 Job analysis 2

    3 Update of job descriptions 2

    4 Job evaluation 3

    5 Salary structure and administration 2

    6 Career paths and staff development 2

    7 Draft Report 2

    8 Final Report 1 Total 15

    Technical Skills & Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge and understanding in the area of the assignment
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in human resources management and/or policy formulation with experience in an international organization.
  • Experience in developing/drafting policies and procedures is required.
  • Solid understanding of strategic human resources management principles, concepts and application.
  • Deep business acumen and strategic thinking capability to formulate policy that supports the organization’s people management objectives.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

    How to apply

    To apply please provide:

  • A brief proposal detailing how you will respond to the assignment
  • CV with references.
  • Daily rate for the consultancy and any other expenses.

    Deadline for proposals is November 27th 2014 and be submitted by email recruitment.esaro@kua.fi indicatingin the subject line "Consultancy Services _Salary Structure ESARO

    The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The consultant’s/organization’s experience and capacity in carrying out similar assignment;
  • The approach in responding to the TORs;
  • Competitiveness from a financial perspective.
  • Final remuneration for the evaluation will be issued upon delivery of a final report that is satisfactory to both parties.

    Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


    International Potato Center (CIP) Sweetpotato Research Associate

    Ref.: 14-63 SRA/IRS/SSA

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an innovative scientist with capacity strengthening experience to assist the project manager of a large sweetpotato research project in generating research outputs and building capacity among partner institutions to effectively analyze and use research findings.

    The Center:

    CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers.

    Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

    CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

    CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions.

    CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

    CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    The position:

    The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health Project (SASHA) is the foundation project in sub-Saharan Africa for CIP to tackle the major bottlenecks encountered along the sweetpotato value chain.

    This position will assist the project manager and scientists on the team in assuring that key research data are generated, research findings are published, and that those findings are translated into a form that will enable practitioners to take new methods and tools to scale.

    In addition, the scientist will also help with capacity strengthening efforts linked to building a community of practice knowledgeable in breeding, seed systems, crop management, nutrition, post-harvest management and marketing and advocacy.

    The position requires an analyst with good quantitative and writing skills combined with an ability to teach complex topics to researchers at different levels of expertise and as well it will be an opportunity to develop publications.

    The position will be based at CIP’s regional office in Nairobi.

    Duties and Accountabilities

  • Conduct research as a co-investigator in value chain, cost-benefit, and policy studies (50%)
  • Assist in the organization of training sessions linked to Community-of-Practice working groups (30%)
  • Assist the project manager in administrative tasks and activities related to knowledge management and generating communication outputs for users of technologies (20%)

    Selection Criteria

  • PhD in relevant field (Economics, Agricultural Economics, Nutrition, Crop Management)
  • 2 years of work experience in a developing country setting
  • Good data management skills
  • Excellent statistical skills, especially in analyzing household level data
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English
  • Experience in training or teaching adults, with course development skills preferred
  • Competency in Portuguese preferred
  • Experience with social media and internet use for knowledge transmission
  • Good publication record commensurate with years of experience
  • Commitment to working in a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Willingness to travel extensively

    Conditions:

  • Employment contract will be for a three-year term (with a four month probation period).

  • Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience.

  • CIP provides additional benefits, including employer-paid medical, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits.

  • Allowances towards relocation, housing, home leave travel, dependents’ education and annual leave are also provided.

  • CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

    How to Apply:

    Applications:

    Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to CIP-recruitment@cgiar.org, copied to Jan Low at j.low@cgiar.org.

    The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

    Screening of applications will begin on 17th December 2014 and will continue until the post is filled.

    All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


    Rongo University College Vacancies

    Positions for Advertisement Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following Academic and Administrative positions.

    1. Academic Positions

    i. Lecturer/Research Fellow (Mathematics) Ref: RUC/ASA/1/11/14

    ii. Lecturer (Computer Science Ref: RUC/ASA/02/11/14

    iii. Lecturer (Linguistics) Ref: RUC/ASA/03/11/14

    2. Administrative Positions

    i. Senior Procurement Officer Scale RUC 13 Ref: RUC/AFP/1/11/14

    ii. Assistant Corporate Communications Officer Scale RUC 10 Ref: RUC/AFP/3/10/14

    iii. Senior Librarian II Scale RUC 12 Ref: RUC/AFP/2/10/14

    iv. Librarian I Scale RUC 10 Ref: RUC/AFP/4/10/14

    v. Senior Administrative Assistant I Scale RUC 10 Ref: RUC/AFP/5/10/14

    For further details and requirements please visit the Rongo University College website at; Rongo University College Vacancies (vacancies November 2014).

    Applications should be submitted by 25th November 2014.

    Lecturer/ Research Fellow (salary scale Kshs. 83,361 – Kshs. 118,861)

    Requirements for Appointment

    (i) Should have a PhD or its equivalent from a recognized academic institutions,

    Or

    (ii) Must have a Masters degree in addition to a first degree from a recognized academic institution plus at least 2 years of teaching experience at University level after obtaining a Masters degree and at least 2 publications in refereed journal(s).

    (iii) Those with a Masters degree should have registered for PhD degree.

    (iv) Should be recognized or registered by relevant professional board (e.g. Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board (for Medical Doctors).

    Senior Procurement Officer Scale RUC 13 (salary scale Kshs. 114,709 – Kshs. 148,259)

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. A Bachelors degree in procurement, supplies management or its equivalent form a recognized institution.

    ii. Masters degree in procurement, supplies management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

    iii. At least nine (9) years relevant working experience.

    iv. Computer literacy

    v. Been registered by the Kenya Institute of supply management, Certified Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.

    vi. Attended procurement seminars and workshops

    vii. Training in public relations

    Assistant Corporate Communication Officer Scale RUC 10 (salary scale Kshs. 38,566 – Kshs. 51,777)

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. A Bachelors degree in mass communication/media/public relations/hospitality/tourism or its equivalent

    ii. A Masters degree in mass communication/ media/ public relations/hospitality/tourism or its equivalent

    iii. Six (6) years’ experience in relevant field

    iv. Computer literacy

    v. Been resisted by PRSK/MSK

    Senior Librarian II Scale RUC 12 (salary scale Kshs. 79,014 – Kshs. 104,067)

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. A Bachelors degree in library and information sciences

    ii. A Masters degree in library and information sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    iii. Three (3) years working experience in a well-established automated library/information Centre

    iv. Published at least two (2) articles in refereed journals or a book

    v. Knowledge of library information management packages

    vi. Computer literacy

    Librarian I Scale RUC 10(salary scale Kshs. 38,566 – Kshs. 51,777)

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. A Bachelors degree in library and information sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    ii. Six (6) years working experience in a well-established automated library/information Centre

    iii. Evidence of scholarship and/or research in an area of one’s specialization

    iv. Knowledge of library information management packages

    v. Computer literacy

    Senior Administrative Assistant I Scale RUC 10 (salary scale Kshs. 38,566 – Kshs. 51,777)

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. A bachelor degree from a recognized institution

    ii. Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience

    iii. CPS II qualification or any other relevant

    iv. Computer literacy

    v. Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage

    Lecturer salary scale Kshs. 83,361 – Kshs. 11,861

    For each of these positions, ten (10) copies of application documents should be submitted, in writing, together with copies of updated curriculum vitae giving details of applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present position and salary, telephone contact, name and address of three (3) referees, plus copies of certificates and testimonials.

    The reference number of the position applied for Must be indicated on the application letter and on the envelope.

    Applications for the other positions should be addressed to:

    The Principal,
    Rongo University College,
    P.O. Box 103 – 40404
    Rongo, Kenya

    So as to reach them on or before 25th November 2014

    Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send reference letters to the above addresses in sealed envelopes not later than 1st December 2014.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

    The University College is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disability and those of female gender are encouraged to apply.

    For further details and requirements please visit the Rongo University College website at; Rongo University College Vacancies


    Meru University of Science and Technology Vacancies

    Institutional Profile

    Meru University of Science & Technology (Must) was established as a full-fledged University in Kenya through the Award of Charter on March 1, 2013 in line with the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012.

    Must is situated 15 km from Meru Town off the Meru-Maua Highway.

    The University has also opened a campus in Meru Town at the Hart Towers.

    The objective of the University is to play a leading role in the provision of quality and relevant University education; establish sustainable research initiatives that promote societal development; promote the development of Science, Technology and Innovation; benchmark the University with the best practices and standards across the world; develop and manage effective and efficient Human Resources; develop and implement a responsive service delivery system; and promote equity and access to University education.

    The University’s vision is “A World Class University of Excellence in Science and Technology” while its mission is ‘To provide Quality University Education, Training and Research in Science, Technology and Innovation’.

    To achieve this, Must embraces the following Core Values;

  • Competitiveness,
  • Innovation,
  • Integrity,
  • Professionalism and Quality

    Meru University of Science and Technology (Must) invites applications from qualified and experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions

    1. Registrar – Academic Research and Students Affairs – Grade 15 (1 Post)

    Applicants must be:

  • Holder of a PhD with 3 years experience as Deputy Registrar Academics or Head of an Academic Department in a University.
  • Conversant with modern management technique and be computer literate.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning in education development.
  • Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a modern university setup.
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies in education.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    2. Senior Lecturers– Grade 13

    Applicants are invited for post of Senior Lecturer in any of the following departments:

  • Mathematics
  • Business Management
  • Applicants must be holders of a PhD degree in the relevant area from a recognized university.

    In addition the applicants must:

  • Have at least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as a full- time Lecturer after PhD qualification.
  • Have successfully supervised at least three (3) Masters Students or one (1) PhD student since being appointed Lecturer.
  • Show evidence of continued research including having published at least three (3) articles in refereed journals since being appointed Lecturer.
  • Show evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Evidence of successful application grants either individually or as group since appointed as a Lecturer.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    3. Lecturers– Grade 12

    Applicants are invited for post of Lecturer in any of the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applicants must be holders of a PhD degree in the relevant area from a recognized university.

    In addition the applicants must:

  • Have a full-time University teaching experience as an assistant lecturer for at least three (3) years.
  • Have published at least one (1) papers in a refereed journal
  • Show evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    4. Assistant Lecturers– Grade 11

    Applicants are invited for post of Assistant Lecturer in any of the following areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Applicants must be holders of Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Have at least two (2) years teaching experience in a recognized University.
  • Be registered for a PhD degree in the area of specialization.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    5. Internal Auditor – Grade 14 (1 Post)

    Applicants should be holders of:

  • Masters Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
  • Ten (10) years’ working experience gained in Internal Audit five (5) of which must be at a senior level in Institutions of higher learning.
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    6. Assistant Internal Auditor – Grade 8 (1 Post)

    Applicants should be holders of:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Possession of CPA (K).
  • Two (2) years working experience gained in Internal Audit in Institutions of higher learning.
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    7. Quantity Surveyor – Grade 12 (1 Post)

    Applicants must be holders of:

  • Bachelors degree in Building Economics or Quantity Survey from a recognized University
  • Have relevant experience for a minimum of three (3) years in a large and busy organization.
  • Be a registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) and or IQSK.
  • Have proficiency in Computer Applications such as Ms Office, SAP.
  • Must have excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Have thorough knowledge of Safety Regulations.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    8. Medical Laboratory Technologist – Grade 7 (1 Post)

    Applicants must be holders of:

  • Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from Kenya Medical Training College
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board.
  • KCSE mean grade C (plain) and above.
  • Five (5) years working experience in Medical Laboratory Environment.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    9. Computer Laboratory Technician – Grade 5 (1 Post)

    Applicants must be holders of:

  • Diploma in Information Technology from a recognized Institution.
  • Should have a wide experience on deployment of routers, switches, vlans, firewalls etc
  • Should demonstrate skills in switching, routing, wireless, ASA, Nagios and subnetting
  • Should have working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and servers as well as Cisco certified Network Associate(CCNA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer(MCSE)
  • KCSE mean grade C (plain) and above.
  • Five (5) years working experience in busy teaching computer laboratory in an institution of Higher learning.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    10. Technologists – Grade 7

    Applicants are invited for positions of Technologists in any of the following areas:

  • Physics Lab
  • Horticulture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Applicants must be holders of Higher National Diploma in relevant fields from a recognized institution.

    In addition the applicants must:

  • KCSE mean grade C (plain) and above.
  • Must be Computer literate.
  • Should show exemplary work performance.
  • Should have 3 years experience as Technologist grade 5/6 or equivalent in an institution of higher learning.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

    11. Security Guards – Grade 3 (2 Posts)

    Applicants must be holders of:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE mean grade D (plain) and above.
  • Must have a Discharge Certificate from the armed forces or reputable security firm.
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police.
  • Five (5) years working experience gained in security

    Terms & conditions of Service

    Successful candidates, for the above positions, will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service Guidelines.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants should submit ten (10) copies of applications specifying the post together with a detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, project grants and awards/scholarships, linkages and community service, e-mail and telephone contacts), copies of certificates and other testimonials.

    They should also provide names, telephone numbers, contact addresses and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees.

    Applicants are advised to indicate the post they have applied for on the envelope.

    Those who had applied earlier are encouraged to re-apply.

    Applications in hard copy and referees’ confidential reports should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before Friday 5th December, 2014 by 5.00 p.m.

    The Vice Chancellor
    Meru University of Science & Technology
    P.O. Box 972 – 60200
    Meru

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Meru University of Science & Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya

    Background:

    The Teachers Service Commission was established in July 1967 by the Teachers Service Commission Act, Cap 212, Laws of Kenya to perform core teacher management functions of registration, employment, promotion and regulation of the teaching service.

    The TSC is currently established under Article 237(1) of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) as a Constitutional Commission.

    The TSC in line with its corporate strategic plan, developed and adopted an ICT strategy which set out immediate, medium and long-term ICT plans.

    The strategy sought in part, to harmonize and integrate existing information systems and align to future initiatives as part of an overall project to mainstream ICT within the commission.

    The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) wishes to recruit a qualified individual to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Deputy Director ICT (Systems)

    TSC Scale 12

    (1 Post)

    Advert 7/2014

    Reporting to: Director ICT

    Roles & Responsibilities

    The Systems Manager will be responsible for the secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications, hardware and software that will be used.

    He/she will plan, direct, and/or coordinate activities in areas of electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, computer programming, data communication systems, security, and disaster recovery.

    The Systems Manager will:

  • Assign, manage and review the work of software engineers, database administrators, ERP administrator, Non-ERP administrators, systems analysts, programmers, help desk officer and systems support, training functions, and other computer-related workers.
  • Evaluate the functionality of systems.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess technology needs, system requirements and ensure that facilities meet user or project requirements.
  • Develop business continuity policies and establishing, operating and maintain backup and recovery sites.
  • Ensure adherence with software licensing laws.
  • Implement and manage security or integrity and backup procedures.
  • Evaluate the organizations technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades.
  • Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • Provide user training, support, advice and feedback.
  • Test and modify systems to ensure that that they operate reliably.
  • Manage secure network access for remote users.
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology.
  • Design maintenance procedures and putting them into operation.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or Information
  • Systems/Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
  • In addition a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or
  • Information Systems/Information Technology, or an equivalent qualification is mandatory.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in information systems with 3 years at a level of management.
  • Experience in implementing ERP systems and managing them.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in systems requirements specifications, analysis, design and development, testing, deployment and systems evolution.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Organization and time management.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Management and leadership skills.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

    Remuneration Structure

  • TSC Salary Scale 14: Kshs.120,270x5,902 - 126,172x6,077 - 132,249x6,252 - 138,501x6,427 - 144,928x7,132 - 152,060x13,640 - 165,700x14,960 - 180,660 p.m.

  • TSC Salary Scale 12: Kshs.89,748x4,487 - 94,235x4,712 - 98,948x4,947 - 103,894 x5,195 - 109,089x5,454 -114,543x5,727 - 120,270p.m.

    2. Title: Deputy Director ICT (Infrastructure)

    TSC Scale 12

    (1 Post)

    Advert No. 6/2014

    Reporting to: Director ICT

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Oversight of the day-to-day management of the organizational IT Infrastructure to ensure that the ICT strategy is met, and that all voice and network servers and other infrastructure devices are properly managed.

    The infrastructure manager will work closely with the systems manager to ensure planning for storage and expansion is also addressed.

    The Systems Manager will:

  • Have overall responsibility for the development and on-going management of TSC’s IT Infrastructure.
  • Plan, develop and implement infrastructure solutions that will deliver corporate and service specific objectives and meet the strategic priorities of the organization.
  • Ensure effective service delivery from TSC’s Infrastructure managed service partner.
  • Assist in the overall organization, planning and control of the Infrastructure and IT Operations division to ensure cost effective service provision and the continuing achievement of value for money.
  • Lead on implementation action plans within agreed deadlines from internal audit reviews.
  • Manage business processes to minimize the risk of fraud.
  • Provide day-to-day management of Infrastructure services and support contracts and their benefit to TSC is maximized.
  • Recommend standards and policies and procedures working with the ICT Director as needed.
  • Establish strong relations and partnerships with major vendors such as IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, HP, UPS vendors and work with them in maximizing TSC’s investment in new technology.
  • Have experience with Production Operations (IT Room/Data center) support and user support/helpdesk functions.
  • Develop business continuity policies and establishing, operating and maintaining backup and recovery sites.
  • Oversee the email and Web Administration functions
  • Ensure that operational and technical plans are supported and aligned with strategic and business plans for the organization and the departments.
  • Update meetings with the ICT Director for guidance on planned roll-outs, refresh, and new devices for departments or in fulfillment of the organization’s planning goals.
  • Put in place continual service improvement plans which reduce the number of support calls and commonly reported problems.
  • Develop processes that ensure the infrastructure is configured and managed in a manner which provides the organization assurance and confidence that it is robust and stable at all times.
  • Liaise with IT strategy on the development of business and technical specifications for the procurement of service specific infrastructure solutions.
  • Manage the implementation projects of new technology solutions and upgrades as appropriate.
  • Manage the out of office hours support team and service.
  • Have regular meetings with the ICT Director to ensure projects are scoped with the best solutions and include working with the Systems Manager for DBA or other resource requirements.
  • Coordinate/Manage County ICT functions.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or Information
  • Systems/Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
  • In addition a
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or Information Systems/Information Technology, or an equivalent qualification is mandatory.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with 3 years at a level of management
  • Must have knowledge of the following:-Windows 2008 Server and above, IBM Servers, Cisco devices, Exchange Server, LANs, WANs, Virtualization, TCP/IP, Routing, SANs, SQL Server, Network design, firewalls, Active Directory, Group Policy, 2 Factor Authentication, encryption technologies, system monitoring and management.
  • Exposure to Open Source technologies including Linux and VoIP telephony systems.
  • Evidence of implementing IT security policies and using tools and techniques.
  • Good working Knowledge of Information Governance and its application within IT.
  • Knowledge and experience of cloud technologies such as IBM Cloud, Open stack, Elastic Cloud, EC2, AWS
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

    Remuneration Structure

  • TSC Salary Scale 14: Kshs.120,270x5,902 - 126,172x6,077 - 132,249x6,252 - 138,501x6,427 - 144,928x7,132 - 152,060x13,640 - 165,700x14,960 - 180,660 p.m.
  • TSC Salary Scale 12: Kshs.89,748x4,487 - 94,235x4,712 - 98,948x4,947 - 103,894 x5,195 -109,089x5,454 - 114,543x5,727-120,270p.m.

    2. Title: Director ICT

    TSC Scale 14

    1 Post

    Advert No.5/2014

    Reporting to: Secretary/Chief Executive

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    Roles:

    The post of Director of ICT will provide leadership and coordination for ICT strategic planning and implementation.

    The Director of ICT will be the key person within the organization’s ICT decision making structure.

  • It is recognized that coordination and leadership is vital in order to ensure that:
  • ICT investment brings maximum return;
  • applications and services within the overall ICT infrastructure interoperate services provided centrally are cost effective and meet the needs of users;
  • mission critical services deliver effectively for the user and are adequately resourced;
  • ICT expenditure is correctly prioritized, and remains within the total allocation budget allocated by the organization;
  • there is an effective channel for communication among ICT staff, end-users, management and ICT suppliers;
  • risk to ICT services is managed across the organization;
  • ICT projects are overseen and properly managed; the overall ICT infrastructure is agile; appropriate ICT training is available; and the ICT infrastructure complies with legislation.

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop IT roadmap and strategy in support of the organization’s overarching strategies with regular reviews.
  • Architect, gain approval for and lead transition out of its current legacy position towards a scalable, flexible and efficient future state.
  • Work closely with organization’s leadership and executive management on IT needs.
  • Anticipate future needs and pro actively identify solutions based on the organization’s strategic direction.
  • Analyse complex business needs and identify integrated technology solutions.
  • Evaluate alternatives for IT equipment, software/hardware and infrastructure.
  • Develop projects and initiatives to deploy best in class technical solutions that ensure the highest level of service while optimizing long-term hardware, licensing and maintenance needs.
  • Examples include CRM, ERP, Educational systems management, Administrative Systems, mobile payment systems, document management systems, internet services, amongst others using best practice.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to provide operational efficiencies and cost reductions.
  • Continuous review and optimization of licensing needs.
  • Review overall ICT organizational model, department standards, procedures and controls to ensure effective, secure and consistent delivery of services.
  • Manage the IT department staff to ensure quality delivery of services including hiring, training, performance management, career planning, promotions, etc.
  • Oversee vendor relationships and departmental spending on outsourced solutions.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or Information Systems / Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
  • In addition a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering, or Information Systems/Information Technology, or an equivalent qualification is mandatory.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in information technology with at least 7 years in a senior ICT leadership position.
  • Proven leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to build and develop a highly productive IT team.
  • Knowledgeable on current and emerging technology trends. Experienced in implementing best in class solutions.
  • Specific experience with successful implementation of large-scale projects such as ERP.
  • Experience in modernizing and / or optimizing systems across multi-site operations.
  • Experience working in SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, HTML, Windows Servers, Linux servers, in multi-site environments.
  • Experience with Production Operations (IT Room/Data center) support and user support/helpdesk functions
  • Customer-centric approach to IT; accessible, responsive, and accommodating to internal customers.
  • Experience creating operational and organizational development strategies, including financial budgets.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Acts with discretion, professional integrity and good judgment.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

    Remuneration Structure

  • TSC Salary Scale 14: Kshs.120,270x5,902 - 126,172x6,077 - 132,249x6,252 - 138,501x6,427 - 144,928x7,132 -152,060x13,640 - 165,700x14,960 - 180,660 p.m.

  • TSC Salary Scale 12: Kshs.89,748x4,487 - 94,235x4,712 - 98,948x4,947 - 103,894 x5,195 - 109,089x5,454 - 114,543x5,727 - 120,270p.m.

    In addition to the salary the holders of the posts are entitled to:

  • House Allowance
  • Commuter Allowance
  • Air time
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance Cover
  • Group Personal Accident cover
  • Membership to a Contributory Pension Scheme.

    Applications including a one page Curriculum Vitae, copies of Professional / Academic certificates and testimonials should be submitted to:

    The Secretary/Chief Executive
    Teachers Service Commission
    Private Bag
    Nairobi.

    To reach him on or before 5th December, 2014.

    Gabriel K. Lengoiboni, EBS, CBS
    Secretary/Chief Executive


    IOM Jobs in Kenya

    Organisational Context and Scope

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

    IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

    It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    The MHD programme activities in Somalia include:

    primary healthcare services provision, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, safe water provision through cost-effective and environmentally-friendly water flocculation technology, hygiene promotion, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention including female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, solar lantern provision,

    psychosocial support to survivors of GBV, cross-border disease surveillance, fitness-to-travel training for partners for internally displaced persons (IDP) return, technical and coordination capacity building in health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector, especially among the relevant authorities (Ministries of Health, National AIDS Commissions, Ministries of Water, etc.).

    IOM also conducts a number of epidemiological studies on water quality, HIV, and GBV.

    Over the years, IOM has provided life-saving humanitarian assistance to more than 200,000 migrants and their affected communities in Somalia.

    1. Position title: National Medical Officer

    Vacancy No: IOMKE/SVN/061/2014

    Position grade: NO-A ( National Professional Officer)

    Duty station: Kakuma, Kenya

    Duration of Contract: 6-9 months with possibility of extension

    Seniority band: Position rated

    Job family: Subject to rotation

    Band III

    Organizational unit: Migration Health

    Reporting directly to: Migration Health Physician

    Overall supervision by: Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa and Middle East

    Managerial responsibility: Yes

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Working under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa and Middle East and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Physician the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Perform migration health assessments (medical exams) and complete related medical documentation of migrants referred for migration health assessment in accordance with the resettlement countries’ technical instructions and the IOM Migration Health Assessment Guidelines;

    2. Provide technical supervision and monitoring of IOM health personnel to ensure that the following activities are performed in accordance with the technical requirements of the resettlement countries such as:

    medical case registration, migration health assessments, medical forms transmission, medical treatment and follow-up programs, data processing and management, pre-embarkation medical examination and report;

    3. Refer patients to specialists for treatment as maybe required;

    4. Administer treatment and immunizations as per the receiving countries’ requirements;

    5. Perform pre-departure and pre-embarkation medical checks on all refugee migrants departing under IOM auspices, making sure they are fit to travel;

    6. Ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting of all activities on the pre departure (examinations, treatment, immunization), as per IOM standards and as per the country of resettlement requirements;

    7. Manage the inventory and replenishment of stocks of basic health supplies, equipment and other items assigned to the resettlement programme;

    8. Implement quality control standards and ensures confidentiality of individual health information;

    9. Assist in the analysis and technical elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment;

    10. Coordinate with the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories, as needed;

    11. Inform and consult with the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa and Middle East and the Migration Health Physician on migration health issues and proposes corrective and adjustment measures;

    12. Assist in the preparation, and implementation of research activities related to the migration health, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases;

    13. Provide healthcare advice to IOM staff in the sub-office;

    14. Undertake duty travel and medical escorting activities, be ready for relocation of duty station to remote areas or refugee camps if needed and

    15. Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

    Competencies

    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

    Behavioural Accountability

  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

    Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments,and project beneficiaries
  • Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks

    Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area

    Communication

  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

    Creativity and Initiative

  • Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones
  • Persuades others to consider new ideas
  • Pro actively develops new ways to resolve problems

    Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
  • Presents goals as shared interests
  • Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments

    Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
  • Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

    Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
  • Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
  • Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members

    Professionalism

  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions

    Teamwork

  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work

    Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology
  • Pro actively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work

    Resource Mobilization

    Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs Technical

  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
  • Effectively applies knowledge on migration issues within organizational context
  • Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global and political context

    Education and Experience

    1. Kenyan citizen;

    2. Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine – MBChB;

    3. Registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board;

    4. Minimum of 2 years continuous professional working experience preferably with experience in migration health, immigration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public health;

    5. Health sector experience in Africa an advantage;

    6. Training/experience in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage;

    7. Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access) and experience in working with databases and online applications.

    Languages

    Required

    Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

    2. International Project Development Intern

    SVN No: SVN/IOMSO/105/2014

    Position grade : Intern

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya ( IOM Somalia)

    Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension of additional 3 months)

    Organizational unit: Migration Health Division

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Under the supervision of Chief of Mission and the technical guidance of Health Programme Coordinator, and in close coordination and consultation with MHD colleagues, Project Development Officers, as well as other units in Nairobi and the fields, the incumbent will assist the Mission, in particular MHD team, in developing new migration health projects and reporting implementation progress to donors.

    The specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in drafting concept notes and proposals, in close collaboration with
  • Project Development Officers, for potential donors and funding opportunities such as the Government of Japan, Common Humanitarian Funds (CHF), Central Emergency
  • Response Fund (CERF), the Government of France, European Commission (EC), Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), United Nations Human Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), etc.
  • Assist in providing technical assistance in formulating new projects by analysing IOM’s comparative advantage in health/medical services in terms of its expertise, capacity and funding opportunities.
  • Assist in identifying potential and realistic funding opportunities by collecting donor information, liaising with potential donors, and attending coordination meetings.
  • Work closely with Communications Unit in developing visibility materials to appeal to donors for resource mobilization.
  • Assist in compiling implementation data from the field and drafting and editing periodical reports.
  • Assist in conducting research (project baseline and post-intervention survey, HIV epidemiological study, etc.).
  • Assist in general administrative and financial tasks as requested.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by Health Programme Coordinator

    Competencies

    a) Personal commitment, efficiency and results-driven.

    b) Sound organizational skills with strict attention to detail.

    c) Excellent communication skills.

    d) Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team

    e) Flexible and able to adapt quickly to new, different environments.

    f) Objective and analytical.

    g) Capable of working under pressure.

    h) Fluency in English, Knowledge of Arabic or Somali is an advantage.

    Personal Development

    The incumbent will acquire information about IOM, basic knowledge in the area of migration health and project development process, and will gain hands-on experience in working in an international multi-cultural environment, with an intergovernmental organization.

    Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree (in progress) or higher from an accredited academic institutions in Public Health, International Relations, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), Social Science or related fields.
  • International experience, preferably work experience in developing countries.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills in English.
  • Translation skills in Arabic, Somali, French or Japanese an asset.
  • Good knowledge of conducting public health and/or WASH research.
  • Experience in using SPSS, SAS, Epi Info an asset.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet applications.

    Languages

  • Required English Fluent

  • Advantageous Arabic, Somali, French and Japanese

    Mode of Application:

    Submit applications, cover letter and updated CVs, including daytime telephone or e-mail contact to:

    Human Resources Department,
    International Organization for Migration (IOM),
    P.O. Box 55040 – 00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya or

    send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

    Closing Date: 9th December, 2014

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted


    UNOCHA ICT Associates Jobs in Kenya

    Location : Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Deadline : 03-Dec-14

    Type of Contract : FTA Local

    Post Level : GS-7

    Languages Required : English

    Duration of Initial Contract : One Year

    Expected Duration of Assignment: One Year (with possibility of extension)

    Background

    The situation in Somalia remains fragile with continued political instability, climatic variability, and lack of basic social services.

    OCHA’s role is to coordinate effective and principled inter-agency humanitarian response and ensure that relief assistance reaches the people who need it in a timely manner.

    In line with OCHA’s global mission, OCHA Somalia continues to:

  • Advocate for access to basic services, especially water, sanitation, education and health for vulnerable communities, including the collection, analysis and dissemination of information to humanitarian partners, and negotiation of access;
  • Support the government efforts and humanitarian organizations in relocation of internally displaced and return;
  • Coordinate the implementation of humanitarian response in Somalia with UN agencies and programmes, national and international NGOs and local authorities/communities as appropriate, with focus on strengthening the cluster approach;
  • Enhance a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including IDPs, returnees and minority clans.
  • Under the supervision of Head of Humanitarian Financing/ Information Management
  • Unit, the systems developer will analyze systems requirements, code and generate programs and tools for data processing.
  • He/she will also update software changes, implement/customize in-house software upgrades and develop new programs and tools to automate internal office processes including OCHA funding mechanisms.
  • He/she will also reviews software specifications, test program applications and create end user or technical documentation.
  • In addition, the software developer will promote a client-oriented approach in the development and implementation of all applications and will provide end-user training and daily technical support to custom applications and users of the systems.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of key functions:

  • Develop and implement software systems and applications in line with user requirements to achieve organizational objectives;
  • Document detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems;
  • Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques;
  • Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment;
  • Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing;
  • Provide backup ICT helpdesk support and web management support (on the OCHA and
  • Humanitarian Response web platforms), in the absence of the ICT/IM Officers or when delegated by his/her supervisor.
  • Develops and implements software systems and applications in line with user requirements to achieve organizational objectives.

    Focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the CO technology environment;
  • Develop computer programs, integration of interrelated systems and program elements; ensures appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues;
  • Provides specialized advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues;
  • Developing use case scenarios for testing the product and source code library management.
  • Provide backup ICT helpdesk support and web management support (on the UNOCHA and Humanitarian Response web platforms) in the absence of the ICT/IM officers or when delegated by his/her supervisor:
  • Provide helpdesk support and training to staff on office automation applications (Lotus Notes, MS Office, WAN applications and mobile user clients);
  • Assist in performing systems administration functions for Domino, network Operating systems whenever needed;
  • Install and administer the office ICT applications and data telecommunication facilities.

  • This involves administering data security for end user access to such network and/or facilities and troubleshooting ad-hoc hardware or software problems experienced on the network or facilities;
  • Identification of opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (e.g. office management systems, donor profile software, knowledge management systems);
  • Content Management and technical maintenance of the CO websites and Intranet;
  • Provision of technical advice on web management to partners as required.
  • Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems. focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Use their knowledge of the system-development cycle to analyze current systems and create, test, implement, maintain and document applications;
  • Defines system requirements documents based on user interviews and liaison sessions and the project architecture:
  • Analyzes software specifications for completeness and compatibility with operating system capabilities;
  • Documenting user specification “change of scope” as well as documenting application versions.
  • Administer, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems.

    Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Providing Second Tier support to developed applications and users- troubleshoots and fixing software bugs;
  • Ensuring application data is reliably backed-up in line with the OCHA Somalia corporate backup & recovery policy;
  • Revises, enhances, updates and installs software components to optimize;
  • Participate in office automation projects, review and recommend business improvement processes;
  • Training system users and writing software user and technical administration manuals;
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in software development in humanitarian.
  • Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment:
  • Participate in office automation projects, review and recommend business improvement processes;
  • Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision;
  • Participation in the organization of training for the CO staff on in-house applications;
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in software development in humanitarian context.
  • Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing:
  • Ensures that all software developed is bug-free, meets requirements and/or expectations, and is maintainable;
  • All validation rules and Information management standards are incorporated in systems.

    Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office including improved business results and client services.
  • Forward-looking ICT management has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision.

    Competencies

    Functional Competencies:

  • Building Strategic Partnerships
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches.

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
  • Promoting Organizational Change and Development
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions.
  • Design and Implementation of Management Systems
  • Uses information/databases/other management systems.

    Client Orientation

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Responds to client needs promptly.
  • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems.

    Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Secondary education with specialized certification in information systems, computer science or related field;
  • First University Degree in related field is desirable but not a requirement.

    Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience in software design, object-oriented design and implementation techniques; thorough understanding of design patterns and their application in software development;
  • Proven experience in designing web-based applications using ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET;
  • Client side coding: Mastery of cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XHTL, DHTML, Java scripts (Ajax & Jquery), HTML templates;
  • Proven experience in design and implementation of web applications in open source technologies and specifically PHP/MYSQL/PostgreSQL;
  • System integration with MS office applications templates;
  • Proficient with Database; MYSQL, MSSQL, MS Access databases;
  • Knowledge of W3C standards such as XHTML, accessibility standards, content sharing standards such as RSS/RDF and Open Archives Initiative;
  • Proficiency in the use of web protocols including HTTP, HTTPS, WSFTP, SSL, SOCS and FTP;
  • Experience with Apache web servers, Internet Information Server (IIS);
  • Experience with Macromedia Dreamweaver, Notepad++, Macromedia Fireworks, visual studio, Adobe Photoshop and front page, C SS-P, C SS 2.0 and ColdFusion;
  • Previous experience in projects involving humanitarian funding systems will be an asset.

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential.

    How to Apply

    For more information on job application details, see; Job Application for ICT Associate (Software Developer) - UNOCHA - Nairobi,

    UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

    Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


    KEMRI FACES Program Jobs in Kenya

    Program Description:

    Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 140 clinics in Kisumu, Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya.

    1. Financial Programme Manager

    Reports to: Principal Investigator

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-57-11-2014

    RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following vacancy for a Financial Programme Manager for Kar Geno Centre.

    Position Summary:

    The Financial Program Manager will be responsible for the smooth functioning of all the studies taking place in KEMRI-RCTP Kargeno Center.

    The Kar Geno Center is a research hub for the KEMRI-RCTP.

    Under overall guidance of the Principal Investigator and Finance Manager, Kargeno site and undertakes it’s periodic updating, participates in the formulation of the program recommendations (and related documents), program result areas and strategies and approaches for intervention and effective monitoring.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and monitors implementation of both humanitarian and regular programmes and prepares regular analytical reports to keep the management updated, participates with NGOs, private enterprise and other partners in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification of new approaches for programme delivery.
  • Technical Leadership in all aspects of project implementation, providing guidance and direction in ensuring a coordinated approach to the process evaluation and ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve the tool kit development and achieve results.
  • Programming and Management of Programme: Responsible for overall development and establishment of the work plans, monitoring compliance, and providing support and guidance to ensure the consultants and staff deliver on the planned results.

    Coordination: Interact with County Governments, NGO's, and other partners and stakeholders, in the different stages of the process evaluation and tool kit development, monitoring, and follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements as regards the process evaluation and tool kit development.

  • Provide technical support, orientation and guidance to the consultants and other staff on appropriate technical and institutional capacity-building measures to achieve the goals of the project.

    Field Monitoring and reporting:

  • Conduct field monitoring visits and organize assessment missions in the areas where the toolkit will be piloted and where the process evaluation will be done, identifying bottlenecks and instituting remedial measures. Ensure timely preparation and submission of progress/status reports required.
  • Manages and coordinates the operations of the KEMRI-RCTP Kargeno site, Enforces staff safety and security procedures within the KEMRI-RCTP jurisdiction. Coordinates with operations/supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance related to activities, Prepares operational budgets, Undertakes assessment of risks and establishes risk mitigating measures, Approves disbursement of funds and ensures
  • proper utilization as per accountabilities and established plans of action.
  • Guides, supervises and manages the performance of staff.
  • Provides on the job coaching, ensures their training and staff development needs are addressed.

    Financial management:

  • Develop project budgets and monitor expenditure against budget line items
  • Timely preparations and submission of financial reports to the donors and the management
  • Attending to donor financial monitors
  • Provide oversight and coordination by ensuring timely and accurate processing of financial transactions in line with organisation’s SOP, donor guidelines, IAS and GAAP
  • Establish annual audit plan and oversee implementation of the findings/recommendations
  • Setting of appropriate levels of field imprest for field activities and monitoring usage of the same.
  • Review and approval of expenditure on a daily basis Overseeing day to day administration of grants to ensure compliance with award specific requirements and laid down regulations.
  • The Candidate will need to demonstrate strong attention to details, accuracy and organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a multi-tasking environment.

    Key Requirements:

    Education

  • Advanced degree in Project and or Business Management and Finance Administration.
  • Masters University Degree in Social Sciences as a technical field will be an added advantage
  • A professional body membership
  • Experience in SAGE, Quick books and the ERP System
  • CPA (K/Finalist)

    Prior Work Experience

  • Five years increasingly responsible relevant experience in the area of development
  • Programme management
  • Experiencing in managing US Government funding Agencies grants such as USAID,
  • CDC and NIH as well as the UN
  • Experience in managing a payroll system
  • Experience in managing diverse technical teams in multiple regions of the country concurrently

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, planning, negotiation, communications, and advocacy skills
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills
  • Leadership skills including facilitation and influencing skills
  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Experience in report writing
  • Experience in budget management

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English
  • Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
  • Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.
  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with frequent local travel to hardship duty stations
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel)
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with significant travel
  • Plans, directs and coordinates fiscal operations and financial accounting functions or assists in the planning and direction of such functions.
  • Develops accounting systems and procedures for recording revenues and expenditures; directs the maintenance of accounting records concerning appropriations or other revenues, payroll expenses, supply and equipment purchases, travel expenses, contracting costs, and other financial transactions.
  • Plans and directs operational or financial audits and other reviews to insure financial accountability, insure compliance with established standards, and enhance agency operating procedures.
  • Directs the preparation of financial statements and reports.
  • Reviews and approves obligations and expenditures as needed.
  • Establishes necessary fiscal controls to insure appropriate accountability for revenues and expenditures.
  • Directs the review and preparation of budget work programs; reviews and approves agency budget requests and makes recommendations concerning the budget.

    2. Sub County Coordinators

    We have vacancies for Sub County Coordinators in the iCCM/MNCH Study Two Positions

    Reports to: County Coordinator

    Location: Nthiwa, Rachuonyo

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-56-11-2014

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for providing technical leadership on day-to-day implementation of MNCH and iCCM program at Sub-county level.

    Oversee the implementation of the Iccm/MNCH Program initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH, UNICEF, and WHO to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of iCCM/MNCH services at the community level.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Coordinate implementation of high impact innovative approaches on iCCM/MNCH including technical support for community based MNCH.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers at program supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM/MNCH related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at program supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM/MNCH related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the Sub-county Health Office and the program supported facilities and community units.
  • Coordinate Social mobilization activities in the sub-county to ensure full participation of communities in the transformation of their own health and particularly in the delivery of iCCM/MNCH intervention and ensure good working relationship is maintained with the government authorities (including the SCHMT), religious leaders and community health structures.
  • Support all community-based activities including Community dialogue and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and SCHMT meetings on iCCM/MNCH and other aspects related to the program.
  • Provide support to the Sub-county on strategies to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain through training and mentorship.
  • Coordinate project supplies; ordering, distribution and monitoring of consumption and monthly reporting on consumption.
  • Coordinate planning for and implementing sub-county health team capacity building in transitioning functions, including (as appropriate) human resources, supplies and commodities, quality assurance/quality improvement, supervision and management, internal controls, governance and any necessary personnel training.
  • Reinforce an empowered and skilful workforce of community health extension workers (CHEWs), who are able to carry out the tasks necessary for functional and sustainable iCCM/MNCH services in the Sub-county
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Provide on-going clinical Supportive supervision at the community level
  • Work closely with the program M&E officer to produce reports on the Sub-county set indicators.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
  • And any other duty assigned by the County Program Coordinator or the Principal Investigator.

    Requirements

  • Bsc. Nursing or equivalent.
  • In-depth understanding of Community Health Strategy
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Community MNCH interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.

    Key Competencies and Behaviours

  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills
  • Understanding of operations/ action research desirable
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Culturally sensitive with qualities of mentorship and patience
  • Strong Computer skills, particularly MS. Office packages

    3. Assistant Programmer

    Reports to: Senior Programmer

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-58-11-2014

    RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the vacancy for an Assistant Programmer in the FACES Program.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop databases and systems as may be required, in the technology best suited for the particular need, e.g., MySQL, Excel, Access.
  • Develop input forms, reports and data extracts for the Open Medical Records System (OpenMRS) and other software that may be in use.
  • Provide support and advice to system administrators when they encounter software issues that require a more advanced understanding of the software.
  • Participate actively in the systems team.
  • Offer advice on software issues. When requested, evaluate software for suitability to FACES.
  • Meet with the data quality team and participate actively in defining and achieving data quality objectives. Write software as required to assure data quality and other duties as may be assigned.
  • Provide software as needed to transfer and transform data between various data stores such as MySQL, Excel spreadsheets and Access databases.
  • Develop software as necessary to support or extend the OpenMRS database and system and any other software packages that may be in use.

    Other Responsibilities:

  • Help to deploy and install open source applications and in-house developed software.
  • Respond to AD HOC data requests as requested by the organization.
  • Participate in the Faces systems quarterly meeting.
  • Empower/train OpenMRS users about functionalities of the system.

    Key Requirements:

  • Diploma in Computer Science or Equivalent.
  • Those with Bachelor degree may also apply
  • At least 2 years experience as a programmer in a busy development environment.
  • Ability to develop web based applications.
  • An understanding of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems is an added advantage.

    Knowledge Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Proven practical knowledge of the following programming languages: HTML, CSS, Java, jQuery, Javascript, SQL.
  • Proven ability to extract data from relational databases using SQL.
  • Ability to translate user requirements into functional specifications.
  • Proven ability to train users on the use of computer applications.
  • Good documentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to keep abreast with current technology and quickly learn new development tools and technologies.

    4.Information and Communications Technology Officer

    Reports to: Sub County Coordinator

    Location: Suba

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-59-11-2014

    RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the vacancy for an Information and Communications Technology Officer in the FACES Program.

    Position Summary:

    The ICT Officer will undertake a wide range of ICT duties by providing technical assistance on implementation and operation system and helpdesk support to users.

    S/he will maintain the LAN hardware and software.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regular hardware and software maintenance
  • Networking and network administration
  • Scheduling and facilitate backups
  • Trouble shooting PCs malfunction
  • Liaising with ICT managers and ISPs in resolving Internet downtime
  • Offer support to new and existing staff on new requirements and compliance with organizational ICT policy and government laws
  • Conducting CMEs to staffs on emerging IT trends and technology
  • Assist in project implementation and system deployment
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management.

    Key Requirements:

  • At least Diploma in Computer Science/Information Technology or relevant field
  • At least one (1) years’ relevant post-qualification experience
  • Previous experience in a clinical research trial will be an added advantage
  • At least Diploma in Computer Science/Information Technology or relevant field
  • At least 2 years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience in the management of windows 2003 server, MDaemon and LINUX operating system
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be flexible and willing to undertake other duties

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary.
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters.

    3. Vacancy Announcement “KCO/NUTR/2014-079”

    Nutrition Specialist (Coordination) - NOC

    Fixed Term Appointment

    Date of Issue: 18 November 2014

    Closing Date: 01 December 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on a Fixed Term Appointment in the Nutrition Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

    Purpose of Post:

    Under the general supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, and with technical support of the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Country Nutrition Sector Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Nutrition Coordination at National and Sub National level in Kenya.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Establishment and maintenance of appropriate coordination mechanisms at national and county level:

  • Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.

    Planning and strategy development:

  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all Nutrition humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, IOM and other international organizations active in the sector) as well as national authorities and local structures
  • Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate sector coordination mechanisms including working groups at the national, and if necessary, local level;
  • Ensure full integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches.
  • In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed;
  • Secure commitments from cluster participants in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the cluster, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure that participants work collectively, ensuring the complementarities of the various stake holder’s actions;
  • Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other clusters (with OCHA support), especially Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Livelihoods and Education;
  • Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian
  • Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the cluster’s response plans and operations.

    Application of standards:

  • Ensure predictable action within the cluster for the following;
  • Needs assessment and analysis; development of standard assessment formats for use within the sector;
  • Identification of gaps;
  • Developing/updating agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
  • Drawing lessons learned from past activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
  • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the cluster.

    Monitoring and reporting:

  • Specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.
  • That is - monitoring indicators (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting standards (mentioned in point 4).
  • Ensure regular reporting against cluster indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) supports analysis of cluster in closing gaps and measuring impact of interventions.

    Advocacy and resource mobilization:

  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinators and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund cluster participants to carry out priority activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging cluster participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels.

    Identification of key partners

  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the cluster, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities
  • Identify other key partners including local and national authorities, peacekeeping forces, etc.
  • Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector and market assess to materials and services

    Training and capacity building of national/local authorities and civil society:

  • Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition, or related technical field.

  • Experience: Five to Eight years with significant experience working in coordination and emergency contexts preferably UN or NGO experience at a programme management level.

  • Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN working language required. Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 28th November 2014

    Email: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

    Applications must be send through the email address in the advert.

    Applications send to RCTP staff will be deemed as canvassing and will be disqualified

    Note:

    RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment.

    Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

    Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    MADICO Jobs in Kenya

    1. Request for Proposals (RFP): Finance Management Training Consultancy Services

    MADICO

    RFP Reference No. 3162-KEN/2014/0003

    MADICO (Mogila Asegis & Development Initiative Concern) has received funding from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) towards its irrigation planning and capacity building.

    USADF is an independent Agency of the US government that operates at local levels in Africa in support of economic development.

    MADICO management is formed with the purpose of poverty alleviation by empowering its members through implementation of sustainable irrigation activities that contribute to increased access to income and improved or expanded production and marketing of agricultural produce at NANAM.

    The Procurement Committee for MADICO now requests sealed proposals from eligible and qualified consultancy firms or individuals to train 20 members of MADICO board members and its focal group members on financial management.

    Key areas of the training package shall comprise of the following:

  • Separation of cash and financial management duties;
  • Setting up, implementing and maintaining internal controls;
  • Specific roles of staff and procurement committees;
  • Petty cash management and documentation;
  • Non-petty cash financial transactions’ documentation (preparation and maintenance of payment vouchers, approvals, and receipts);
  • Cash book maintenance and bank reconciliations;
  • Payroll systems preparation and maintenance;
  • Calculating depreciation costs;
  • Procurement—internal policies of approvals for various sized purchases;
  • Recording of farm sales income;
  • Preparation of monthly Financial Statements (showing all income, expenditure and cash flows using the existing simplified format that should be collected from the client during the training;
  • Basing MADICO’s financial decisions on developed financial statements;
  • Cash flow planning (reading financial statements and projections to project future cash flow);
  • Analyzing financial investments such as assets, infrastructure, trainings and others;
  • Dividends’ decisions for members based on the MADICO’s plans.

    Deliverables

  • Training manual, financial management and procurement policy shall be the products of this training and they shall be delivered by the consultant to MADICO and CEZAM & Associates Ltd (ADF Partner in Kenya).

    A training report will also be expected.

    The training report will have addressed the above training areas, trainees concerns in the above sub topics and MADICO’s area of skills gaps that the Partner will continually address to strengthen the organization’s financial systems and procurement procedures.

    Requirements for Qualifications:

  • Consultancy firms/individuals are advised to send separate technical and financial proposals (currency; Kenya shillings) for this assignment as their RFPs.

  • Consultants not disclosing full information in the proposals will be considered non-responsive and their proposals rejected.

  • Consultancy firms must provide detailed CVs of all technical team members to undertake specific elements of the assignment with a confirmation that they will not change those individuals unless with prior written consent of MADICO Board or Management Committee.

    2. Consultancy for Baseline and Feasibility Study, Detailed Design and Preparation of Tender Documents for MADICO (Mogila Asegis and Development Initiative Concern) S.H.G Irrigation Project Planning, Turkana County

    Inqury For Bids (IFB)

    Sub-County: Turkana West District, Turkana County

    Purchaser: MADICO

    Grant Agreement Number: 3162-KEN

    Project Title: Irrigation Planning MADICO

    Overall Objective:

    MADICO, now request for technical and financial proposals from eligible and qualified consultancy firms to assist in planning and designing suitable Irrigation system.

    The scope of services will include but not limited to:

  • Collecting relevant data.
  • Carrying out hydrogeological to assess the water source availability and map the recommended drilling sites and Preparation of hydrogeological report.
  • Assess the current and proposed sites for irrigated plots to determine the type of soil and the corresponding high value crops that can do well on the land;
  • Assess the local markets to determine the met and unmet market demand for a variety of crops and market prices;
  • Prepare Bill of Quantities(BOQ) and cost proposals for the various irrigation technologies applicable;
  • Undertake feasibility and baseline studies;
  • Undertake topographic and profile surveys;
  • Undertake baseline and Environment Impact assessments;
  • Carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment of site and Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
  • Select the best irrigation technology and irrigation design.
  • Complete an application package including a completed application form, a business plan including a budget and budget narrative, market analysis, irrigation technology analysis, financial analysis work plan detailing all activities to be implemented to set-up the irrigation scheme and a production and an operations plan;
  • Carry out surveying and mapping of farming site(200 acres).

    The services will include but not limited to:

  • Collection of relevant data.
  • Review of water requirements for farming site.
  • Carry our surveying and mapping of farming site.
  • Carry out Environmental impact assessment (EIA).
  • Selection of best irrigation technology and drawing irrigation design.
  • Prepare Bills of quantities and costing for irrigation design.
  • Carry out market assessment, pricing, value chain analysis.
  • Completing the ADF required application package including a completed application form with budget and budget notes, market summary, technological assessment, details of all activities to be implemented under proposed irrigation technology and expected outcomes including social and economic benefits to the farmers.

    Project Goal:

    The goal of this project is create income generation initiatives for the vulnerable groups through diversified food security livelihoods initiatives.

    Project Purpose:

    The purpose of this project is to help MADICO identify most appropriate irrigation technology for Food production in arid condition such as of Turkana County.

    This deems to development of Irrigation enterprise for the vulnerable groups as income generation project for improvement of economic-socio status.

    Deliverables:

    The consultant will deliver to MADICO the following products:

    a) Report on the different possible irrigation technologies that the scheme can use for improved productivity with recommendation of the most appropriate option;

    b) Detailed topographical and profile survey and feasibility study report of the areas recommended for rehabilitation and expansion;

    c) Baseline and Environmental impact assessment report (EIA) for the site.

    d) Detailed social/economic status of the farming communities;

    e) Detailed engineering design and drawings for the recommended irrigation technology for the sites;

    f) Detailed Bills of Quantities and Cost estimates for the site;.

    g) Tender Documents; and

    h) A completed ADF Application Form and budgets for funding

    Final report at least eight (8) hard copies and in electronic to MADICO (Each project site- reports;4 copies)

    MADICO Resources:

    The consultant will be responsible/ reporting to MADICO Board of Directors and USADF.

    MADICO will provide the following:

    i) Relevant background information and documentation

    ii) Facilitate mobilization of participants/stakeholders as may be necessary

    6.2 The Consultant will be responsible for the provision of all the necessary resources to carry out the services and shall make arrangements for supporting transport, accommodation, utilities, communications and any other required resources.

    7. Technical and Financial Proposals:

  • Consultancy Firms are advised to send separate technical and financial proposals (currency; Kenya shillings) for this assignment.

  • Consultancy firms may associate to enhance their qualifications where possible.

  • Consultants not disclosing full information in the proposals will be considered non-responsive and their proposals rejected.

  • Consultancy firms must provide detailed CVs of all technical team members to undertake specific elements of the assignment with a confirmation that they will not change those individuals unless with prior written consent of MADICO.

    3. Expression of Interest (EOI): Governance Training Consultancy Services

    MADICO -NANAM

    EOI Reference No. 3162-KEN/2014/002

    The Procurement Committee for MADICO now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified consultancy firms or individuals to train 20 members of MADICO board members and its focal group members on governance and management issues.

    Key areas of the training package shall comprise of the following:

    1. Group formation and registration with the Kenyan authorities. MADICO is already registered as Self Help Group (SHG). Review the process for registering as a Water User Association (WUA) and eventually a Cooperative Society and provide information on development of organizational regulations.

    2. Leadership skills relative to position description, roles and responsibilities and required skills and background for each position (Board Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer) and hiring of staff and volunteers.

    3. Specific roles of functional committees i.e. Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (whose main purpose is to collect data on kilograms of crops grown and revenues earned) and Procurement Committees (whose main purpose to oversee purchase and delivery of goods and service).

    4. Principles of good governance institutionalized in local institutions such as WUAs and farmer Cooperatives with best practices in Kenya on governance and management relative to:

  • election procedures (for scheme committee member, group administrative structure, systems and functions)
  • Meetings (Definition of required periodical meeting vis-à-vis scheme growth and subcommittees, Who proposes the Agenda, When is the AGM or other meetings?
  • What is the Agenda during the AGM?)

    5. Management systems – documentation, filing and maintenance of files (soft and hard)

    6. Group dynamics and conflict resolution

    7. Partnership building and management for improved networking and acquisition of knowledge and skills related to marketing of farm produce

    8. Proposal writing for enhanced resource mobilization

    9. Operations and procedures: buying farm inputs in bulk, selling produce in bulk, and paying both farmer members and vendors for these transactions, seed banking systems and procedures

    10. Marketing of farm produce

    11. By-laws of the farming groups to govern the use of water for irrigation; Participation of all members in farming activities and in regular meetings

    12. MADICO comprehensive Business Plan relative to operations among farmer groups as provided in the training.

    Deliverables

  • The training should be delivered in English.
  • Ability to provide additional translations or explanations in Turkana is preferred. Deliverables shall be delivered by the consultant to MADICO and CEZAM & Associates Ltd (ADF Partner in Kenya).

    Requirements for Qualification:

  • Consultancy firms/individuals are advised to send separate technical and financial proposals (currency Kenya shillings) for this assignment as their EOI.

  • Consultancy firms may associate to enhance their qualifications where possible.

  • Consultants not disclosing full information in the proposals will be considered non-responsive and their proposals rejected.

  • Consultancy firms must provide detailed CVs of all technical team members to undertake specific elements of the assignment with a confirmation that they will not change those individuals unless with prior written consent of MADICO Board or Management Committee.

    Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information through MADICO coordinator or the undersigned.

  • Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Business Permit;
  • VAT Registration Certificate;
  • Registration Certificate;
  • Evidence of previous consultancy work of similar nature, full address and contact of persons of Major clients served with similar works;
  • Accreditation/affiliation certificate, qualification and experience of key staff (attach curriculum Vitae) and
  • Evidence of capability to undertake the assignment.

    Quotations are received with the following conditions:

  • All prices quoted should be value added tax (vat) exclusive.
  • The price quoted shall remain valid for 180 days after opening of the bids.
  • Comprehensive detail of other costs to be incurred.

    For examples, transport and other necessary expense expected to be incurred in executing the activity applied for should be specified in the proposal.

  • Sealed quotes must be sent through G4S Lokichoggio as per the address below on or before 5th December 2014.

    Proposals can be dropped in the group’s tender box at MADICO Offices in Lokichoggio at the UN Compound and behind KCB Lokichoggio

    or emailed to the madico2008@gmail.com

    Late Bids will not be considered.

    The Board Chairman/Procurement Committee
    MADICO
    P.O. Box 44 – 30503 Lokichoggio, Kenya.

    Email: madico2008@gmail.com / +254 (0) 718 482 968 or +254 (0) 728 772 164

    5th December 2014 is the deadline for all potential bidders to submit any questions through the above email address for our response.

    For further information about the agency visit; MADICO Finance Management Training Consultancy Services Request for Proposals


    Kuehne + Nagel Tender notices

    Kuehne + Nagel Ltd is one of the world’s leading logistics group with about 63,000 employees stationed at over 1000 locations in over 100 countries worldwide and are skilled in all forms of global transport by sea, air, overland and in providing high quality integrated logistics services.

    Kuehne + Nagel is headquartered in Schindellegi, Switzerland.

    1. Tender Notice: Perishable Cargo Logistics System Development

    Kuehne + Nagel invites tenders for the development of the above Web Based Logistics System preferably on HTML 5.0 platform from interested eligible and reputable firms.

    The System should be compatible on both Computer and Mobile application platform.

    Prospective bidders who wish to be considered must provide the following:

  • Certificate of incorporation/registration.
  • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate.
  • Company profile showing the directors and the physical address.
  • Attach details of similar relevant works completed and details of clients who may be contacted for more information.
  • Duly filled form of tender.

    2. Tender Notice: Human Resource Information System

    Kuehne + Nagel invites tenders for the provision of Human Resource Management Information System with at least the following modules with a capacity of supporting +1000 employees: (Preferably Web Based)

  • Personnel data
  • Leave
  • Time & Attendance
  • Payroll

    The System should be compatible on both Computer and Mobile application platform.

    Prospective bidders who wish to be considered must provide the following:

    1. Certificate of incorporation/registration.

    2. A valid Tax Compliance Certificate.

    3. Company profile showing the directors and the physical address as well.

    4. Attach details of clients who may be contacted for more information.

    5. Duly filled Due Diligence form.

    Interested eligible bidders can obtain a complete set of tender documents from: Kuehne + Nagel Building located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,Freight Road, 1st Freight Lane Nairobi.

    Contact person; National IT Manager Moiz Rasheed on +254206600000 or +254722201355.

    Completed Bid documents are to be enclosed in plain Sealed Envelope Clearly Marked with the tender name: Develop Perishable Cargo Logistics System and dropped off at Kuehne + Nagel JKIA Offices on or before the 28th November, 2014, 4.00 pm.

    Bids should be addressed to:

    National IT Manager
    P.O Box 69979
    Nairobi 00400
    Kenya

    Tenders will be opened on the 2nd December, 2014 at our JKIA offices in the presence of firms representatives who choose to attend.

    The company reserves the right to accept or reject any tender and does not bind itself to give any reasons whatsoever.


    Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    State Department of Water

    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (Phase 1)

    (Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA 52680)

    Expression of Interest

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /008/2014-2015

    Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator – Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project - Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator for Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project for a period of one (1) year.

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted on dgMarket, at the Ministry website www.environment.go.ke and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing must be delivered in three (3) copies to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House so as to be received on or before 11th December, 2014 at 1000 hours Kenyan Local time.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/008/2014- 2015 – Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator – Lower Nzoia” addressed to:

    Project Manager,
    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase 1,
    Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources,
    Maji House, Ngong Road,
    P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313.

    E-mail : ewscr-project@water.go.ke (Enquiries only, NOT for submission of application)


    UNFPA National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Title: National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) Grade: Service Contract (SB-4)

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 1 year

    Organizational Unit: UNFPA Kenya Country Office

    Reporting to: The Principal Secretary, State Department of Planning, Ministry of Devolution and Planning

    Objective:

    The National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) will coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Government UNICEF/UNFPA/partners Joint FGM/C Programme activities and provide technical support to newly created anti-FGM Board secretariat.

    The joint FGM/C programme aims at accelerating abandonment of FGM/C in selected areas of implementation.

    The focus of this programme is to leverage social dynamics towards abandonment within selected communities that practice FGM/C.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the guidance of the Head Gender Directorate in consultation with the Chair, Anti-FGM Board, the Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and oversee the Implementing partners in the Government UNFPA/UNICEF /partners Joint Programme on abandonment of FGM
  • Provide technical support to the newly created Anti-FGM Board and Secretariat in its mandate to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the FGM Act
  • Provide technical support to local partners engaged in FGM/C programming and ensure the implementation of the FGM/C abandonment interventions in selected counties as envisaged in the UNFPA/UNICEF FGM/C work-plan.
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration of partners involved in anti FGM/C abandonment programming.
  • Develop an updated database of actors involved in FGM/C abandonment programming and share updates on strategies and developments in the FGM/C arena.
  • Support interventions/networks by Faith Based Organizations and Traditional leaders against FGM/C, including the development of a National position/statement on the abandonment of FGM/C.
  • Monitor and report on status of the FGM/C abandonment programme in the selected districts.

    Work Relations

  • The NPPP will work closely with key stakeholders. These include Ministry of Devolution and Planning (Gender Directorate), the anti-FGM Board, Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA), and other CSOs including UNFPA KCO and the Specialist – FGM/C, UNICEF Kenya.
  • Guidance from the UNFPA Focal point as per the contract

    Expected Deliverables

  • Quarterly progress reports on FGM/C Programme implementation
  • Updated database on partners involved in FGM/C programming.
  • Quarterly Reports which will be shared with the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, UNICEF and UNFPA Offices as well as partners.

    Functional Competencies

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Team Player
  • Computer literate.
  • High integrity, good organization skills, interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with stakeholders.
  • Ability to conduct high level discussions and negotiations with senior government officials, Development Partners, CSOs and experts on FGM/C
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and link up with the media.

    Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Gender and Development and other related studies.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Gender issues and FGM/C programming.
  • Experience in working with/in collaboration with Government institutions. Conditions
  • The post is for an initial period of one (1) year , renewable
  • This is an office based appointment with frequent travel to the field.

    Application Procedures

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by Thursday 04 December 2014, quoting the post title on the subject line.

    Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

    Applications received via other means will not be accepted.


    Executive Drivers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Youth Enterprise Development Fund

    The Youth Enterprise Development Fund wishes to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the positions below:

    Executive Driver

    2 Positions

    Ref: YEDF/HR/DR/001/2014

    Reporting to the Administration Officer, the executive driver shall be expected to have:

  • Remarkable experience providing personal driving services to senior executives
  • Familiar with GPS devices and directions
  • Wide knowledge of heavy traffic patterns and preferred routes
  • Ability to prepare driving routes
  • Ability to alternate routes and to schedule departure and pick up times
  • Ability to maintain driving logs to properly track hours of service provided
  • Ability to anticipate needs and requirements of executives
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

    Minimum Requirements

    The ideal candidate:

  • Must have undergone a suitability test from a reputable body.
  • Be a holder of KCSE grade C and above.
  • Possession of a diploma in Public Relations, Mechanical Engineering, defensive driving, first aid or related course shall have an added advantage.
  • Possess a clean driving license class B, C and E and at least 5 years progressive driving experience.
  • Posses good communication skills ( both written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of roads in Nairobi and other parts of the country is essential.

    Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V. and all relevant testimonials stating current position, current remuneration, expected salary, email address and telephone contacts of three references.

    All applications are also expected to quote the reference number on the envelope.

    All applications should reach the undersigned on or before 28th November 2014.

    All applications should be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Youth Enterprise Development Fund
    P.O. Box 48610-00100
    Nairobi.


    UNDP Kenya Programme Coordinator Job Vacancy - UN Integrated Programme (Turkana County)

    UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:

    Post Title: Programme Coordinator - UN Integrated Programme (Turkana County)

    Contract Type: FTA

    Grade / Band: NOD/ICS11

    Direct Supervisor: Peace and Development Adviser

    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Date of Issue: 19 November 2014

    Closing Date: 28 November 2014

    Background:

    The UN system under the leadership of the current UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative selected Turkana as a model county for development assistance under the UNDAF 2014-2018.

    UN agencies have been focusing mainly on humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction.

    Agencies present on the ground include UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and IOM.

    UNDP has project staff under the DRR programme.

    Going forward it is important to have humanitarian assistance integrated with development programming in order to achieve the goal of sustainable human development in Turkana County.

    In furtherance of this, UNDP would like to engage a Programme Coordinator to be based in Turkana County and support the implementation of the new Integrated Programme as well as the County Government in terms of their leadership in ‘Delivering as One’.

    The incumbent is expected to work under a high degree of independence and to pursue new areas of activities within the new integrated programme.

    The Programme Coordinator will lead the design, development and management of coordination programme for Turkana County Government providing policy advisory services.

    The Programme Coordinator will represent UNDP Management and programme in the Turkana County as a strategic implementation region for the country office and UN system.

    The incumbent will have high level and diverse partnership relations with UNDP management, County Government, UN agencies and donors.

    He/she will create opportunities for expanding

    Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing interrelationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

    The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website at; UNDP Kenya Programme Coordinator Job Vacancy - UN Integrated Programme (Turkana County)

    Notice:

    UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    “UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.


    Terre des hommes Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job in Lagdera, Garissa County Kenya

    Terre des hommes Foundation is recruiting the following position for Lagdera sub-county, to be covered ASAP

    Health and Nutrition Project Manager

    Main responsibilities:

  • Management, delivery and expansion of a quality MCH and nutrition programme in Garissa County
  • NGO and donors reporting
  • Liaising with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders

    Requirements:

  • Masters in Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent.
  • At least 5-year relevant experience with an INGO, preferably in the ASAL, with familiarity in managing projects in collaboration with the local duty bearers.
  • Experience in community mobilization / behavioural change strategies.

    For more information on the job description and the recruitment process, please contact Kenya@tdh.ch

    Closing date for this position is 28th November 2014.


    Potters House Academy Teaching Jobs in Eldoret Town, Kenya

    Potters House Academy: (Day care, Nursery, Primary & Secondary), Eldoret

    Teaching Vacancies for January 2015

    The Potters House Academy in Eldoret town follows the national 8-4-4 curriculum and prepares students for KCPE and KCSE.

    We require teachers in the following

    Lower primary teachers

  • All subjects

    Upper primary

  • English, Kiswahili and SSTRE

    Secondary section

  • Math / Business
  • Kiswahili / CRE

    Applicants interested must have a P1 certificate or a relevant degree and previous working experience in the 8-4-4 system.

    Co-curricular activities will be an added advantage

    Apply immediately enclosing a letter of application, updated CV with a copy of your ID and the contacts of two referees, clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    Apply to: pottershouseacademy@yahoo.com

    Or you can deliver to the school latest Friday 28th November, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

    For more information contact:- 0722 305003 or 0723 466408


    ICAP Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

    ICAP at Columbia University (CU) seeks a Financial Management Specialist for an upcoming health program in Kenya.

    Applications are invited for the following positions:

    1. Financial Management Specialist

    Location: Mombasa, Kenya – (Full Time)

    Overall Purpose:

    Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Financial Management Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the administration and financial aspects of the project by providing accounting, administrative, management, and logistical support to facilitate the implementation of program activities.

    The Financial Management Specialist will ensure that financial management, human resources, administrative, and contractual operations are conducted according to USG and ICAP regulations, standard operating procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, good business practice, cost principles imposed by the donor, or ICAP.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to finance and administration staff in the execution of all matters pertaining to finance and administration as required by standard operating procedures, and other regulations.
  • Liaise with the Chief of Party on all matters relating to finance and administration.
  • This includes periodic financial reports and all other reports as required by standard operating procedures.
  • Direct the management and execution of human resources function as per standard operating procedures and in compliance with local labour regulations on recruitment and remuneration to ensure that the best caliber personnel are hired as well as to maximize human capital retention.
  • Direct the management of sub-awards to ensure that the required processes are executed timely in order to facilitate the operational continuity of sub-awardees.
  • Direct the management of IT and telecommunications functions, ensuring that they are efficiently and cost effectively deployed.
  • Ensure that all personnel are adequately resourced in order for them to be able to effectively execute their work plans.
  • Ensure that the procurement process is executed as per standard operating procedures.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the organization, and in the preparation of workplans at the beginning of each year.
  • Liaise with external auditors, and ensure that the statutory corporate requirements as laid out by local governing rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that all levels of risk the organisation may be exposed to are identified and measures put in place to reduce this exposure.

    Education:

  • Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting and CPA-K/ACCA

    Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position
  • At least 5 years experience managing an USAID project preferably within the health sector
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of USG contracting.

    2. Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor

    Location: Mombasa

    Key Responsibilities:

    The HSS Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will be the technical lead responsible for the result: Strengthened County Health Systems, specifically Governance and Strategic Planning, Health Products and Technology/Commodities, Human Resources for Health (HRH), Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation and Referral Systems.

    This position ensures a seamless link between service delivery interventions and county capacity and systems development.

    He/she will be knowledgeable with the issues around devolution and the functions and organization of the county government, particularly the county health management teams and their capacity gaps.

    He/she will advise the Chief of Party and the project team on Health Systems Strengthening matters related to the program and manage staff in this respect, if any.

    He/she will work closely with county officials.

    Minimal requirements:

    At a minimum, the HSS Advisor will have:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in health policy and administration, health sector development, public health or related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas listed above with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya experience preferred.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team and project design.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

    Application Instructions

    Note:

    This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Kenya subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

    All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 professional referees (current or previous supervisors with their telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP, icap.vacancies@gmail.com on or before 12th December 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    ICAP is an equal opportunity employer.


    Anglican Development Service (ADS) North Rift Deputy Executive Director Job in Kenya

    Anglican Church of Kenya Anglican Development Services (ADS) North Rift

    Vacancy Announcement for Position of: Deputy Executive Director

    The Anglican Development Service (ADS) is the Development arm of ACK Dioceses of Eldoret and Kitale, it seeks to recruit motivated, independent and self – driven Individual to be stationed in Eldoret for the above position.

    It covers 6 counties in the North Rift (Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo – Marakwet, Trans-nzoia,West Pokot and Turkana}.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Together with Executive Director, develop an operational plan which incorporate goals, objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Together with Executive Director, Monitor the day – to- day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
  • Research for funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals together with Executive Director and Board (F.C.) to increase the funds of the organizations.
  • Communicate effectively with partners.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they apply to non-Profit/NGOs.
  • Knowledge of all legal requirements applicable to non – profit/NGO in Kenya, employment human rights, occupational health and safety and taxation.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge of Financial Management
  • Knowledge of project Management is an added advantage.

    Proficiency in use of Computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Financial management
  • E-Mail
  • Internet

    Key Competence and Attributes

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relation skills.
  • Sound IT proficiency and demonstrate exposure to computerized working environment
  • Demonstrate personal drive initiative and integrity and take strategic view of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tack and diplomacy.

    Job Specification

  • Must be a holder of Bachelors degree in social science from a recognized university.
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in a senior position in an NGO is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Minimum 10years experience in a similar role at senior management level.
  • An attractive and competitive remuneration package commensurate with ones experience and qualification will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Interested and qualified individuals should forward their applications, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae with a daytime telephone contact, current salary, copies of testimonials and three referees and send to the following email address elreco@africaonline.co.ke to reach the undersigned not later than 28/11/2014.

    Canvassing will automatically disqualify the candidate.

    Only successfully candidate will be invited for interview.

    For more details on the job please visit our website at; Anglican Development Service (ADS) North Rift Deputy Executive Director Job in Kenya

    The Executive Director
    ADS-North Rift
    PO Box 6495-030100
    Eldoret-Kenya


    TechnoServe Farmer Training and Extension Support Specialists Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancies: Farmer Training and Extension Support Specialists Mobile Training Unit (MTU) Project

    General Information:

    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

    We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets.

    Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities.

    With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

    The Project:

    In July 2013, TechnoServe Kenya received funding from the John Deere Foundation to implement the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) project that aims at accelerating adoption of better agricultural technologies & practices among dairy, horticultural and maize farmers through extension support and linkages to markets and services.

    Phase 1, working with 7 Farmer Business Organizations (FBOs) in 4 Counties has been running since July 2013 and will end in December 2014.

    Phase 2 building on the experiences, systems and networks established in Phase 1 will be implemented from January 2015 and proposes to expand the outreach to over 7 counties (Nandi, UasinGishu, TransNzoia, ElgeyoMarakwet, Kericho, Bomet and Nakuru).

    The Positions:

    TechnoServe seeks to engage two dynamic Farmer Training and Extension Support Specialists coming in at the level Assistant Business Advisors (ABA).

    The Farmer Training and Extension Support Specialists will facilitate trainings on the MTU platform and support FBOs’ extension teams and stakeholders in wide-scale dissemination of appropriate technologies among smallholder farmers in target areas.

    They will be part of a wider team charged with the responsibility of ensuring that TechnoServe Kenya delivers in its obligations in implementing the MTU Project.

    Requirements:

  • The positions calls for highly organized and self-driven individuals with at least 3 years’ experience in agricultural extension and training of smallholder farmers in integrated staples, horticultural and livestock farming systems; and in particular individuals with;
  • Strong facilitation skills motivated by a strong desire to implement results focused projects.
  • Well-honed skills in managing stakeholder partnerships at local and national levels.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial interest & commitment to rural agricultural and livestock development;
  • High degree of organization, adaptability and prioritization of issues reflected in self-initiatives and working with minimal supervision
  • Strong communications and writing skills with fluency in written and spoken Kiswahili & English is a must.
  • A degree in agricultural extension, rural development, crop production, livestock development, animal husbandry, veterinary medicines or any other closely related discipline.

    To Apply:

    Please submit your application (by email only) to ke-recruit@tns.org with the position title placed in the subject line.

    Please include

    (1) cover letter describing your interest,

    (2) curriculum vitae,

    (3) salary history, and

    (4) telephone contacts of three professional referees.

    Please include all requirements in a single document (pdf).

    Applications will be treated confidentially.

    Deadline for applications is 27th November 2014.

    Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    KTDA Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

    To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions.

    1. Internal Audit Assistant

    Three (3) Positions

    Position Scope:

    Reporting to Senior Auditor the successful candidates will be responsible for carrying out audit procedures, assisting in drafting key findings and performing follow up activity.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out audit procedures for the operation area assigned.
  • Writing initial audit findings for the assignment.
  • Responding to review queries
  • Discussing various audit tasks with auditee to obtain evidence in detail.
  • Keeping documentation (soft and hard) of all work done
  • Managing assigned resources including audit software in delivering work
  • Performing routine follow up activities whenever assigned

    Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance/Banking, Information Technology / Engineering/ Agriculture / Actuarial Science/Law
  • Minimum-KCSE B grade
  • CPA (I) /CIA (I) /CISA an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    2. Senior Auditor

    Two (2) Positions

    Position Scope:

    Reporting to Risk Assurance and Systems Compliance Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of audits and preparation of audit reports for KTDA group of companies and managed factories.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing risk based audit plans for the KTDA group of companies.
  • Supervising audit work during assignments, discussing audit findings and recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • Conducting preliminary reviews prior to external audit
  • Performing post–audit follow up to determine extent of implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Carrying out investigative and adhoc –audit assignments.
  • Assisting the Risk Assurance and Systems Compliance Manager on supervisory and administrative duties.
  • Setting of audit objectives , reviewing and approving of audit programme/plan Obtaining management concerns on various risks

    Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, Agriculture or Engineering.
  • CPA (K), or ACCA
  • CISA or CIA is an added advantage
  • 5 years work experience in auditing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good analytical, organization and supervisory skills
  • CAATTS Literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Clean and valid driving license

    How to Apply

    If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 3rd December 2014 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position.

    In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

    The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
    Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
    P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
    Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@ktdateas.com

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    KBC Sales Managers and Brand Managers Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to satisfying our Customers and the entire public through excellence in broadcast services.

    Its aim is to transmit objective, informative, educative and entertaining content to the public through Radio and Television Services.

    The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant positions with result-oriented, dynamic and self-driven professionals to achieve its Strategic Corporate objectives;

    1. Sales Manager

    (3 Posts)

    The Corporation is looking for suitably qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Sales Manager

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Advertising Manager, the successful applicant will Coordinate and Manage sales operations at the respective regional level (i.e. Nairobi, Western and Central regions) to achieve monthly sales target.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of sales targets and forecasts
  • Managing a team of advertising executives
  • Maintaining good client service and relationship management
  • Monitoring market trends and generating new ideas for sales and market expansion
  • Developing sales strategies to achieve revenue growth.
  • Maintaining and fostering business relationships
  • Assessing and Evaluation of the sales team
  • Coordinating and training of the sales team
  • Monitoring brand sales performance and preparations of brands’ performance reports.

    Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Marketing option) or related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree (Marketing option) will be an added advantage.

    Professional Requirements

  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Ability to cultivate long standing client relationships
  • Strong understanding of lead generation
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • A good understanding and experience in the media industry will be an added advantage

    Minimum Experience

  • Must have served in a Senior position in Sales and Marketing department for at least five (5) years preferably in Broadcasting Industry.

    2. Brand Managers

    ( 1 Post –TV Services ; 1 Post- Radio Services)

    The Corporation is looking for suitably qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of Brand Managers for our Television and Radio Services

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful applicants are responsible for the overall Development and Management of our Radio and Television Brands with the aim of achieving and maintaining leadership positions in the market.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and Implement annual brand plans to achieve set targets.
  • Ensure Brand profitability is achieved through optimal management of resources.
  • Collect, Analyze & Prepare brand reports and conduct competitive market analysis.
  • Develop and Implement Brand Communication Strategies.
  • Liaise with External Agencies in developing and implementing Brand Strategies.
  • Plan and Coordinate Market Research activities.
  • Identify and Initiate Brand Improvements to meet changing market needs
  • Responsible for New Product(s) Development
  • Utilize Consumer-driven Insights to drive long-term growth of the Brands

    Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Marketing option) or related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree (in Marketing option) will be an added advantage

    Professional Requirements

  • Strong understanding of Brand Management
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with Agencies and Internal resources to build brand equity
  • Post graduate Diploma in Marketing preferred

    Minimum Experience

  • Must have served in senior position in Marketing department for at least five (5) years with demonstrable professional ability in a large and busy organization.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit:

  • Detailed and current CV
  • Copies of relevant certificates
  • Cover letter demonstrating why they qualify for this position
  • Names & contact information for three (3) referees
  • Current remuneration package and expectations.
  • to reach the undersigned on or before 5th December, 2014.

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
    P.O. Box 30456-00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    BroadReach Healthcare Finance Associate Job in Garissa Kenya

    Vacancy: Finance Associate – BroadReach Healthcare

    APHIAplus IMARISHA

    Location: Garissa, Kenya

    Position summary and introduction:

    APHIAplus IMARISHA is a AMREF-led USAID-funded integrated health programme in northern Kenya.

    BroadReach Healthcare (BRHC), one of the consortium partners on APHIAplus IMARISHA, is a rapidly growing global healthcare solutions company with offices in Arlington, VA, South Africa and around the globe.

    The company is a worldwide leader in developing, implementing, and managing innovative healthcare systems and delivery networks.

    The company has particular expertise in the management and scale-up of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Africa.

    BroadReach Healthcare works with other consortium members to strengthen and expand high quality integrated HIV care and treatment, MNCH, and nutrition services and Continuous Quality Improvement in the public and private sectors, as well as to coordinate, track and implement innovations for improving health outcomes.

    The BRHC Finance Associate, APHIAplus IMARISHA, will administer the finance and administration tasks of BRHC by providing accounting and administrative support to BRHC staff in Garissa, Isiolo, and other locations and will implement administrative procedures to ensure cost effective and timely handling of program activities.

    This position reports to the Team Lead.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Ensure field office is provided with the financial and administrative support required for its operation;
  • Maintain and oversee expenses and invoicing, program advances, bank reconciliations and field office monthly financial returns, payroll, tax submissions and reporting, and other financial matters;
  • Assist in preparation and management of project budget, including preparation of monthly and quarterly projections, fund requests, and spend reporting;
  • Provide field teams with accurate financial information linked to program objectives;
  • Implement administrative procedures to ensure cost effective and timely handling of administrative issues such as administration of staff benefits, maintenance of staff leave records, ensuring that BRHC property is maintained in clean condition with all furniture, fittings and equipment in working order, insured as needed, and properly captured in inventory;
  • Coordinate procurement of program supplies, commodities and equipment, and services related to program activities, in line with donor, partner, and BRHC procurement requirements including VAT and tax exemptions;
  • Maintain complete financial, procurement, HR and other administrative records;
  • Act as the financial and admin/operations liaison between field staff and team lead in the field office, and the backstops at home offices;
  • Ensure adherence with USAID rules and regulations, AMREF requirements, and BRHC operational policies and procedures at the field office level;
  • Mentor and support field staff in administrative and operational tasks, and in finance and accounting policies and procedures, including donor cost principles and regulations;
  • Perform other tasks as requested by Team Lead or BRHC HQ Finance and support team.

    Qualification, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Administration, Accounting or an equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience, preferably in donor funded agencies
  • High level of computer literacy including extensive experience with MS Office suite of programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint), experience with USAID payroll and expenses programs desired
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Knowledge and experience of USAID rules and regulations preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work in northern Kenya required

    How to Apply:

    (Please – No Phone Calls.)

    To submit your cover letter and CV directly to the position please click the following link: Finance Associate

    (Preferred method to apply)

    Only those applicants who most closely fit the job requirements will be contacted for interviews.

    To submit your cover letter and CV by E-mail: Please send it to broadreach01@brhc.com.

    (Only those applicants who most closely fit the job requirements will be contacted for interviews.)

    Closing date: November 28, 2014

    BroadReach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Wildlife Conservation Charity Fundraising & Communications Manager Job in Nanyuki, Kenya (KES 250K)

    Our client, a wildlife conservation charity, based in Nanyuki, working to secure a future for elephants in the wild, the landscapes they depend on and the species that share their range, is looking for a Fundraising & Communications Manager.

    The successful candidate MUST have excellent communication skills, demonstrated experience in social media and be able to put together itineraries/safaris for high end international donors.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical input and strategic support for the development and delivery of fundraising plans.
  • Manage donor communications.
  • Maintain the donor database.
  • Generate income reports.
  • Manage online donation platforms (e.g. VirginGiving, Charities Aid Foundation).
  • Ensure the company is legally and financially compliant and risk of liability is minimal.
  • Liaise with donors and potential donors wishing to come on a journey to Africa. Marketing.
  • Income and expenditure reports.
  • Fundraising reports.
  • Organize internships.
  • Maintain and update the website & database.
  • Develop and deliver a communication strategy.
  • Manage and maintain content for social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube & Instagram).
  • Generate regular blogs and newsletters.

    Desirable skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in communications and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience in social media.
  • Experience of managing databases.
  • Experience of software programs: In Design, Mail Chimp & Final Cut advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills (English).
  • Good spoken Kiswahili advantageous.
  • A passion for conservation and the ability to work independently under own initiative as well as part of the team.

    Monthly gross salary: Ksh.250,000 /= (Approx. 2,941 USD) Plus medical cover.

    Applications

    Please send your up to date CV to:

    consultant@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
    Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court,
    Karen road, Karen.

    Deadline: 30th November 2014

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

    Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job.


    SOS Children's Villages Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    SOS Children's Villages Kenya

    The Organization:

    SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is a development organization that works with communities, organisational partners and authorities to help improve the lives and opportunities of vulnerable children.

    Uniquely, we provide long-term, family-based care for children who have lost parental care, or who are at risk of losing it, and we support and strengthen families and communities to prevent child abandonment.

    1. Vacancy: Human Resources & Administration Manager

    Category: Human Capital

    Level: Manager

    Location: Nairobi (Kenya)

    Pay: Competitive

    The Role:

    We are looking to recruit a person with exceptional skills and a minimum of 10 years previous experience in managing a modern day Human Resources & Administration function at SOS CV Kenya.

    SOS CV Kenya has a complement of close to 500 staff spread across Kenya.

    The holder of this position therefore provides personnel manageemnt, organzational development and human resources development support to the National Association.

    S/he coordinates in close consultations with the National Director, staff recruitments, staff onboarding, training and development, periodic appraisals, staff compensation, discipline, among others.

    S/he ensures our staffing and staff skills distribution is in lien with our strategic plans and targets.

    Specific tasks and requirements for this position includes

  • Provide expert HR Management advice and information to the organization
  • Ensure that all the organisation’s HR policies and practices remain competitive, legally compliant and benchmarked only on best practices, through regular reviews and development.
  • Human Resources planning based on medium to long term needs of the organization - covering recruitment, deployment, motivation, development and retention.
  • Administer staff welfare and benefits policies
  • Ensure completeness and safe custody of personnel records for staff countrywide.
  • Support in assets and materials procurement and management processes.
  • Management of staff medical and group personal insurance agreements and plans
  • Provide support in in handling staff complaints and labour based litigations.

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

  • Master’s degree in social sciences and a post graduate qualification in HRM
  • Sound knowledge of recruitment, selection and separation procedures as well as the labour laws.
  • Highly developed communication skills; both written and spoken.
  • Ability to undertake personal task planning with proven ability to work independently, thinking clearly and acting ably while under pressure.
  • 10 years working experience in a multi-cultural environment. Those with previous experience in a development organization may have an added advantage.
  • Ability to support administrative activities and processes at a managerial level
  • Well-developed computing skills especially MS suite of office and HR software.
  • Previous experience in handling disputes and other employee benefit schemes.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates should see; Resources & Administration Manager to apply on-line and attach a copy of their updated resume together with details of their current salary and benefit package.

    2. Vacancies: Program Directors (Mombasa & Kisumu)

    Category: Development

    Level: Senior Manager

    Location: Mombasa / Kisumu (Kenya)

    Pay: Competitive

    The Role:

    This is programme position located at the Children’s Villages (locational).

    The Programme Director’s reports functionally to the National Head of Programmes and administratively to the National Director.

    The holder of this position is the overall in charge of the Children’s Villages locations and is responsible for the overall programme development, resources mobilization and successful implementation of the National Associations’ Family Based Care and Family Strengthening Programmes at the local level.

    The holder of this position provides day to day administrative support to the Village Directors, School Principals and other facility heads at the location.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the children’s village children’s rights based programme planning and implementation, local resources mobilization, partnerships development, monitoring and reporting
  • Facilitates the efficient coordination between the National Office and the CV Location
  • Provides day to day support to all programmme staff at the location in close coordination with the National Programme Managers
  • Provides support to locational staff in the timely allocation of resources for activities implementation and reporting
  • Establishment of strategic and long term associations and relationships with host communities, government and private sector partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Build and lead a strong programme team.
  • Leads Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting & Learning at the locational level.

    Required Qualifications / Abilities / Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in social studies from a recognised university.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration is an added advantage.
  • Proven track record and at least eight (8) years’ experience in multi-sectorial programme program management, of which a minimum five (5) years must have been with child focused organisation at a senior management level.
  • Demonstrable capability in programmes design and success in institutional and other forms resources mobilization.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrated work experience in policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership, and management skills
  • A good written and oral communicator with proficiency in English and Kiswahili.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates should check; Program Directors (Mombasa & Kisumu) to apply on-line and attach a copy of their updated resume together with details of their current salary and benefit package.

    3. Vacancy: Program Officer - Advocacy (National Office, Nairobi)

    Category: Development

    Level: Seasoned Professional

    Location: Nairobi (Kenya)

    Pay: Competitive

    The Role:

    This is senior programme position that is designed to help the organization develop and strengthen its work in child rights advocacy.

    This position reports to the National Family Strengthening Programmes Manager.

    The position coordinates all advocacy based programmes and activities both at the National and Locational Offices, working with all the programme teams in the designing, coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting for all child rights advocacy and related partnership activities.

    This position is based at the National Office in Nairobi.

    Key Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for:

  • Leads all the advocacy activities of the National Association
  • Ensures timely and effective communication of SOS CV Kenya advocacy messages on children and children’s rights to the public and policy makers
  • Monitoring current debates in the country, among the SOS CV family association members’, the international office, the United Nations and other international policy dialogue and forums on child rights and utilizing available opportunities to have the SOS CV Kenya influence and shape those policies.
  • To build and maintain contacts with relevant government functions, children’s policy organs, and development or NGO networks as a mechanism for strategic positioning of SOS CV as the most strategic children’s based organization of choice.
  • Working closely with the communication team in designing, developing and dissemination of materials and information on the rights of children.
  • Resources Mobilization for sustainability of SOS CV Kenya advocacy work.

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

  • A degree in social sciences or equivalent (those with degree in law may have an added advantage)
  • At least Five (5) years’ experience in policy formulation, influencing and monitoring
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing child based rights campaigns
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience and skills in designing and implementing policy research activities, analysis and documentation of results.
  • Highly skilled in report writing and proposals development
  • Excellent understanding and appreciation of the civil society space in Kenya
  • In-depth understanding of the Child Rights issues in Kenya.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates should look at; Program Officer - Advocacy (National Office, Nairobi) - See more at: http://www.careers.tgagroupea.com/jobs/155#sthash.XuEXQbEl.dpuf to apply on-line and attach a copy of their updated resume together with details of their current salary and benefit package.

    4. Vacancy: Village Director - Eldoret SOS Children's Village

    Category: Development

    Level: Manager

    Location: Eldoret (Kenya)

    Pay: Competitive

    The Role:

    SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is seeking a highly experienced, qualified and motivated individual to the position of Village Director for SOS Children’s Villages Eldoret.

    The primary role of the Village Director is to be ‘father’ to each SOS child and family.

    As ‘father’ figure, s/he takes an active part in the growth and development of each child, ensuring their physical, emotional, social and spiritual welfare.

    The Village Director must live within the village and be available for the children any time of the day or night.

    In addition, s/he supports the SOS Mothers and other co-workers in working towards the best interests of the child.

    The Village Director is always guided by the SOS Children’s Village Manual in defining his/her activities and performing his/her duties.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the implementation of the Family Based Care programme at the SOS Village Is the defector ‘father’ of all the SOS CV Children at the village
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of all the SOS Village facilities, resources and assets therein.
  • Responsible for annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly planning, budgeting and reporting on all the Village activities.
  • Coordinating the administration and operations of the Village in close consultation with the programme director.
  • Providing SOS youth with mentorship, guidance and coaching
  • Overseeing the educational and physical needs of the SOS children in the village
  • Leading a team of mothers, aunties and other co care workers in ensuring a safe, comfortable and caring home for every child
  • Recruitment, family visits and successful admission and integration of new children in the village
  • Facilitating ongoing support to youth previously under SOS CV care now disengaged.
  • Providing day to day administrative support to the children and staff team.

    Required Qualifications / Abilities / Experience

  • University degree in a relevant subject.
  • Post graduate qualification in psychology or social studies is desirable.
  • Should have a strong background in education, social work and child psychology.
  • Minimum five (10) years’ experience working with child focused organisations at a senior position
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • In-depth understanding of children’s, education, youth and other family policies
  • Proven interpersonal, management and leadership skills
  • A strong planner and communicator with excellent written and oral skills
  • A mature person of between 37 and 45 years, married with strong family values and willing to work beyond the normal hours.
  • Must have no criminal record and a demonstrated love for children.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates should search; Village Director - Eldoret SOS Children's Village to apply on-line and attach a copy of their updated resume together with details of their current salary and benefit package.

    The deadline for application is Wednesday 26th November 2014.


    FAO Somalia Fisheries Field Officer Job in Barbera

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/31/2014

    Issued on: 17 November 2014

    Deadline for Application: 30th November 2014

    Position Title: Fisheries Field Officer

    Grade Level: SC8

    Contract Type: National Personnel Project

    Duty Station: Barbera

    Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

    Duration: 3 months

    Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

    Anticipated start date: Immediately

    General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved

    Under the overall supervision of the FAOSO Officer in Charge and direct supervision of the Fisheries Coordinator and the technical supervision of the international fisheries officers/consultants of FAOSO, the duties and responsibilities of the Fisheries Officer will be;

  • Support the FAO fisheries staff to deliver the boat building, infrastructure, fish consumption and research components of the fisheries program as well as any other required fisheries sector program activity.
  • Specifically Support FAOSO consultants during on-going technical capacity building to Somali boat builders while manufacturing the mould systems and to build new designed fishing crafts under the FAOSO Fisheries Fleet Renewal Program.
  • Support FAOSO consultants and partners with Fish consumption promotion, post-harvest and value added fish processing activities.
  • Develop regular communications with Ministry of Fisheries (“MoF” Somaliland) and other partners to integrate FAO activities harmoniously within the development plans and objectives of the MoF.
  • Establish dialogue with local fishermen/ fishermen’s associations and coastal communities to develop an understanding of local requirements/constraints and issues to be considered under project activities.
  • Facilitate trainings to fishermen on how to prepare business plans for the applications for loans for newly designed boats and other available finance.
  • Perform other related duties as required

    Key Performance Indicators

    Minimum Requirements:

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries related studies development and/or, business studies.

    Work Experience:

  • At least three years relevant work experience

    Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements

  • Relevant experience in fisheries will be an asset
  • Ability to act as a liaison person between government officials, community and FAO.
  • Previous work experience working/living in Berbera, preferably with development work will be an added advantage.
  • Current Somaliland Drivers Licence

    Languages:

  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English,
  • French or Spanish) and
  • working knowledge of the local language(s) (Somali) is required.

    IT Skills:

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

    Office Management Skills:

  • Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency.
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.

    Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:

  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment.
  • Tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.

    To Apply:

    Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/31/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available at; Fisheries Field Officer .

    E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

    Applications must be received by the deadline.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.


    Dynapharm Jobs in Kenya

    Dynapharm Kenya (2004) Limited , a leading player in healthy Food Supplements and Agricultural sectors in Kenya, intends to recruit a young lady/ man, dynamic and results-oriented professional trainer to take up the roles of:

    1. Nutritionist, that will be instrumental for the achievement of their five-year Strategic Plan.

    Are you a fully qualified Nutritionist?

    Do you have at least three-years’ post-qualification working experience?

    Is the majority of your working experience drawn from nutrition or health sciences environment?

    Does your experience include the formulation, planning and implementation of a company-wide training Strategy?

    Do you understand what a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) system is?

    Do you have experience in budget generation and management?

    Do you understand Strategy and how it relates to Training?

    Can you train and motivate people?

    Have you led a professional team of ten or more, for at least two years?

    Are you a self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, creativeness, vertical thinking, presentation, analytical and communication skills?

    2. Financial Controller, that will be instrumental for the achievement of their five-year Strategic Plan.

    Are you a fully qualified CPA, CIMA, ACCA or CA?

    Do you have at least three-years’ post-qualification working experience?

    Is the majority of your working experience drawn from an audit or finance environment?

    Does your experience include the design and implementation of a system of internal and financial controls for an organisation, especially around sales, stocks and cash?

    Can you implement an effective Computerized Accounting System (“CAS”)?

    Can you prepare IFRS compliant financial statements, from scratch?

    Do you have experience in budget generation and management?

    Do you understand Strategy and how it relates to Finance?

    Have you led a professional team of five or more, for at least one year?

    Are you a self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, creativeness, vertical thinking, and analytical skills?

    3. Sales & Marketing Manager, that will be instrumental for the achievement of their five-year Strategic Plan.

    Are you a fully qualified marketer?

    That is, do you have a relevant University degree AND professional marketing qualifications such as CIM, IDM or LSM?

    Do you have at least five-years’ post-qualification working experience?

    Is the majority of your working experience drawn from a large sales and / or marketing environment?

    Does your experience include the formulation, planning and implementation of a company-wide Marketing Strategy?

    Do you understand what a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) system is?

    Can you construct a direct sales supply chain model for a country?

    Do you have experience in budget generation and management?

    Do you have experience in managing key sales and marketing relationships?

    Have you led a professional marketing team of five or more, for at least two years?

    Are you a self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, creativeness, vertical thinking, analytical, presentation, communication and selling skills?

    How to Apply

    If you believe you are the individual that we are looking for and your answers to all the questions below, are “Yes”, then hand-deliver your application, curriculum vitae, and certified copies of your academic papers to our Head of Human Capital ( Ms Alyce) at the address below by 5.00 pm, Friday, 28th Nov 2014:

    Dynapharm (2004) Limited
    Union Towers, 3rd Floor
    Moi Avenue
    Nairobi, Kenya

    For any queries, contact:

    Tel: +254 727 290823
    Mobile: +256 758 440410
    E-mail: admin@dynapharmkenya.co.ke


    Kisumu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Directorate Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Kisumu

    Alcoholic Drinks Control Directorate, Kisumu County

    Following the enactment of the Kisumu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Act 2014, the Executive in charge wish to recruit 2 Kisumu residents to sit in:

    i. Kisumu County Alcoholic Drinks Regulations Administrative Review Committee and

    ii. 3 residents for each of the seven Sub-Counties

    Requirements for Appointment

    i. Must be resident of Kisumu County

    ii. Applicants Must indicate their Sub-County

    iii. Must be above 18 years of age

    iv. Should not be involved in Alcoholic Business

    Those interested should send their application together with their curriculum vitae stating clearly the Sub-County where they wish to serve.

    This application should be addressed to:

    Director
    Kisumu County Alcoholic Drink,
    P.O Box 2738-40100.
    Kisumu County

    So as to reach him on or before 28th November, 2014


    Premier Academy Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence.

    We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teachers to fill the positions below:

  • Accounting / Business Studies
  • Chemistry / Biology
  • Economics
  • English Literature / Drama
  • Mathematics / Further Maths
  • Physical Education & Sports (PES)

    The applicants should:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject(s). (A Masters degree in the relevant discipline will be an added advantage)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Have proficiency in Microsoft office and the Internet
  • Have exposure to the BNC
  • Possess a Teacher Service Commission (TSC) registration certificate.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application quoting the job title, updated CV, testimonials and give full contact details of 3 referees to: recruit@premier-sri.ac.ke to be received not later than 28th November 2014.

    (Only short listed candidates will be contacted)


    AGRICS Business Manager Job in Kakamega, Kenya

    Function Title: Business Manager Agrics Kenya

    Reports to: Agrics Kenya General Manager

    Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Summary:

    AGRICS is a social enterprise registered in Kenya that focuses on socioeconomic intervention among smallholder farmers in rural Kenya and Tanzania through provision of quality farm input credit packages to, currently, about 20,000 households thus reaching about 100,000 people.

    This intervention addresses smallholders’ limited access to quality and requisite farm inputs like certified seeds and fertiliser because they are generally availed on a cash basis, while the planting period coincides with the hunger months and return of children to school.

    In collaboration with sister organization ICS and other partners including the local government’s agriculture departments, AGRICS provides farmer training on basic agronomy and extension services through its field coordinators and community facilitators ; building the farmers’ capacity is crucial for the higher farm productivity to be achieved for increased food security and higher household income.

    The Business Manager is responsible for overseeing and supervising Agrics’ day to day commercial activities and employees, including (currently) 6 Field Coordinators and 60 Community Facilitators.

    S/he organises and oversees all operations, including sales, procurement, distribution and credit repayment and at the same time makes sure that Agrics is on track to meet its financial goals.

    S/he also develops and implements budgets, prepares financial reports to the General Manager and ensures commercial staff have the resources to implement their work efficiently.

    Responsibilities

    Business Management

  • Develop annual operating plan and budget to deliver planned profitable growth and impact to ensure success in meeting committed goals.
  • Manage agribusiness activities focusing on financial and strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Assess the performance of the organisation against goals and plans, using both business and impact indicators, and prepare reports for senior management;
  • Analyze data in order to make informed decisions; Manage cost and credit repayment rates.

    Sales and business development

  • Maintain close contact with customers, being smallholder farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives, to gain insight into their needs as well as general market requirements;
  • Grow the number of customers in the working areas according to agreed objectives;
  • Ensure optimal price setting for next year’s packages offered;
  • Further develop the package offered based on demand and (financial) analysis.
  • Procurement and distribution
  • Initiate and oversee the procurement process according to the Agrics business cycle;
  • Negotiate with potential suppliers to ensure optimal price levels;
  • Oversee and supervise the end to end distribution of inputs from supplier to farmer
  • Develop new (social) business opportunities in the field of agribusiness; People Management
  • Perform human resource activities such as hiring and performance evaluations;
  • Ensure staff have the resources to complete their work and build their capacity where required;
  • Motivate workers through incentives and constructive feedback.

    Interested candidates to send their detailed CVs and testimonials to icsro@icsafrica.org by 2nd December 2014


    Amani Institute Programs Director

    The Programs Director Kenya is responsible for directing the continued and improved operations of new and existing educational programs held in Kenya.

    The Director will primary but not exclusively dedicate her/his time to the Post Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Salary commensurate with experience - and considering we are a non-profit organization in its early stage

    Key Responsibilities

  • Constant review and improvement of the curricula (instructors, courses, modules, activities) according to the social sector and employers’ needs.
  • Coordination of the instructors and their courses in Kenya (such as checking their sessions, provide suggestions on methodology and content..)
  • Check in during and after the programs with the students to help them build their future careers in social change.
  • Create and coordinate an evaluation system for the Educational Programs.
  • Find and retain new apprenticeship organizations for the Educational Programs that requires that.
  • Assists or lead new Educational Programs in Kenya for individuals or for institutions.
  • Ensure that the Educational Programs are aligned with the Amani Institute values and learning pedagogy.
  • Oversees the budget and logistics of the Educational Programs.
  • Work in a closely-knit, fast-growing, diverse, global team.
  • Amani is a start-up environment, so staff members will be expected to do whatever it takes to get things done, which may include long hours and intense work.
  • This is a job for someone who wants to work hard to grow professionally with us and quickly take on more responsibility.

    Required Characteristics and Experience

  • Evidence of being a doer – high degree of performance and self-accountability
  • Passion for social change
  • Passion for helping individuals achieve their full potential
  • High degree of applied empathy
  • Significant work experience (at least 7 years), with some experience in the social change sector
  • Knowledgeable in Social Innovation
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Project management experience, ideally for global projects
  • Learning & Development knowledge and experience
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Bachelor’s degree (in any field)

    How to Apply:

    Are you the ideal candidate? We will gladly receive your application and CV (in English).

    For more information and job application details, see; Application for Program Director - Kenya

    Closing Date; 20th Dec 2014

    Questions?

    info@amaniinstitute.org


    ChildFund International Chief of Party - Kenya (Nairobi)

    Summary:

    ChildFund International is recruiting a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children program.

    The COP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff.

    S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID.

    S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.

    Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya – with frequent travel to project implementation areas.

    Kenyan candidates highly encouraged to apply.

    The deadline for all applications is December 1st, 2014.

    Required Skills

  • The COP must have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by at least ten years of experience designing and implementing multi-million dollar USAID cooperative agreements, of which at least five years has been spent in the position of COP or
  • Deputy COP of a large development program of equivalent size and scope.
  • Strong technical background working on OVC projects in Kenya or East and Southern Africa is strongly preferred.
  • Experience implementing child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development projects is also desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience managing multiple partner organizations.
  • Experience interacting with government agencies and building the capacity of key civil society stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet reporting requirements, achieve program milestones within cost and oversee M&E.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required.
  • Master's Degree or higher in international development, business administration, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required.

    How to Apply:

    Please apply directly at: Chief of Party - Kenya (Nairobi)


    Call for Applications for a Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entomophagy

    (Ref. No. IRS/82/112014)

    The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), in partnership with University of Copenhagen and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), invites applications for a doctoral position.

    The research topic is “Cricket farming for food and feed: Assessment of species composition, genetic diversity and development of rearing procedures for some key species in Kenya”.

    The PhD research work will be carried out at the icipe Duduville Campus, Nairobi and should commence by 30th January 2015 for three years.

    Overall purpose of the research

    Globally, changing consumption patterns, climate change and growing numbers of shocks (e.g. drought, price rises and conflict) continue to increase the possibility of hunger.

    In Africa, the number of hungry people in 2014 was estimated at 226.7 million people.

    Nearly 214.1 million people in SSA, or one person in every four, lack adequate food for a healthy and active life, and record food prices and drought are pushing more people into poverty and hunger.

    Addressing these problems requires action in a broad sense, and the use of insects can play a significant role in reducing this food insecurity.

    Of the 1900 insect species consumed globally, 13% are orthopterans (mostly crickets and grasshoppers).

    Cricket farming for human consumption is a common practice in Asia where the house cricket (Acheta domesticus) is reared on a large-scale for use as food and feed.

    In Africa, a diversity of cricket species is also consumed but the exact species composition and identity remain unknown.

    In addition to direct consumption, there are high prospects for using these cricket species as protein sources in livestock and fish feeds, but this potential has been relatively underexploited in Africa.

    Thus, there is a need to document the species composition and identity of the different cricket species that occur in Africa, develop appropriate rearing procedures for them and establish their nutritional composition as affected by feeding substrate.

    Duties:

    The proposed PhD project will address the following research questions:

  • What are the species composition and identities of gryllids that could possibly be utilised for food and feed in Kenya?
  • Can these species be easily mass reared for use as food and feed?
  • What is the effect of various cheap readily available food sources on development, reproduction and general quality control parameters of the cricket species that can be reared?
  • Can various readily available rearing substrates/food affect the nutritional quality of candidate cricket species?
  • What is the optimal temperature for development and reproduction of the key cricket species?
  • Are the various cricket populations from different locales in Kenya genetically different and how does population variation correlate with nutritional composition?
  • What is the most appropriate cage or rearing design that can be utilised for mass production of crickets?

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • Recent MSc graduate in entomology
  • BSc degree in agriculture/biological sciences, with a minimum of a second class (upper division)
  • Should be a national of an African country, preferably Kenyan.

    How to apply for the fellowship:

    Interested applicants are required to submit the following documents via email:

  • Cover letter, including the title of the proposed research work/and reference number.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae, including at least 2 academic referees (Recommended Europass CV format form can be downloaded at; Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entomophagy )
  • Certified copies (in PDF format) of academic certificates and transcripts of degree courses taken; and
  • Letter of nomination for training by employer (if applicable).

    Please quote the reference number on the email subject line and send to the following email address: cricketentomophagy@icipe.org

    Applications must be received by 30th December 2014. Women are encouraged to apply.


    NACOSTI Youth Internship Programme: Intern Recruitment - Application Call

    Background:

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) seeks to create opportunity for 5 (five) interns during the 2014/2015 financial year to gain workplace experience within NACOSTI.

    The internship is for a period of 3 (three) months renewable once and entails on-the-job training and the development of skills that would enable the intern to be more employable and marketable at the end of the internship.

    The purpose of this document is to outline issues related the internship and invite those interested to apply.

    Potential applicants are encouraged to visit NACOSTI website NACOSTI Youth Internship Programme: Intern Recruitment - Application Call for more insight about the organization.

    Internship Description:

    Interns will be attached to relevant Schedules/Divisions of NACOSTI to participate in work related to on-going activities within the Commission.

    The attachment will provide opportunity for the Intern to be exposed to the work process and work ethics in the Commission.

    Through this, the intern will be expected to get adequate appreciation of the national Science, Technology and Innovation sector issues to be able to consider a career in the sector.

    Activity Arears of Involvement for the Intern:

    The activity areas in which the Intern will be involved in within the Schedules and Divisions include routine tasks such as:

    a) Identification of pertinent issues in science, technology and innovation relevant to national development aspirations;

    b) Preparation of research proposals on the issues, undertaking data collection and preparation of policy papers for discussion on the identified issues.

    c) Identifying and assessing the developmental needs or the science area;

    d) Assessing the value of research results to national development;

    e) Monitoring of research activities in the science area to ensure that they are consistent with the national development policy; and

    f) Acquiring and maintaining information emanating from activities in science area.

    Qualifications:

    To qualify as an Intern with NACOSTI, an applicant should fulfill the following requirements:

    a) Be enrolled in a university degree programme or be a recent university graduate of no more than 2 years at the time of application;

    b) Be proficient in an area of science and technology and be able to work with standard software applications such as current Microsoft Office;

    c) Be ready to abide by the code of conduct espoused by NACOSTI – including being:

  • A person of integrity; able to espouse professionalism; transparency, accountability, teamwork, and
  • have respect for the environment;
  • flexible and be able to accept many tasks in the interest of gaining work experience; and
  • receptive to feedback and mentoring

    Terms of Appointment: Internship shall be as per NACOSTI Youth Internship Policy.

    Applicants must refer to the Policy, a copy of which is on NACOSTI website www.nacosti.go.ke before applying.

    Application Procedure and Deadline: Apply online to -The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation through E-Mail: secretary@nacosti.go.ke with copy to – servicedelivery@nacosti.go.ke.

    Closing Date for Application and Commencement of Internship: Application closes on 28th November, 2014.

    Successful applicants will be notified by 15th December 2014 and are expected to commence their internship by 2nd Jan, 2015.


    KNEC Principal Examinations Secretary (Mechanical Engineering) Job in Kenya

    The Kenya National Examinations Council wishes to recruit self-motivated and qualified professionals for the following vacant position.

    Principal Examinations Secretary, Mechanical Engineering

    KNEC Scale EC 13

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education from a recognized institution Or
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Or Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline plus Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Or Higher National Diploma in Technical Education
  • Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field;
  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution;
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

    Terms of Offer:

    The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward hard copies of their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before November 30, 2014 to:

    The Head of Human Resources Division
    The Kenya National Examinations Council
    P O Box 73598 - 00200
    Nairobi.

    Note:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

    All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council.

    KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.


    Unighir Engineering Draughtsman Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Engineering Draughtsman

    He or she will be charged with developing designs, layouts, MEP drawings and BQ’s for client projects, as well as shop drawings for the Production Department.

    In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD is a must, and knowledge of Sketchup and/or Solidworks would be an added advantage.

    The candidate should be willing to learn and develop skills in designing commercial kitchens and industrial projects.

    Have a resident status in Kenya, and hold a Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, with 10 years experience in a similar role.

    Eligible candidates looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity should send your updated CV to jobs@unighir.com or drop them at our office on Road C, off Enterprise Road.

    Closing Date: 31st December, 2014


    ICIPE CHIESA Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    ICIPE - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe has over 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

    1. Vacancy: Research Assistant, CHIESA Project

    Ref. No. NRS/82/112014

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Research Assistant in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) cluster, Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA) Project, CHIESA/WP8 section.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.

    This is a national position and applications are invited from qualified Kenyans only.

    The appointment will initially be for one year, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Assist the CHIESA Project in media, communication and dissemination of outputs
  • Maintain the CHIESA project website, bimonthly newsletter and communication forum
  • Photograph, prepare project videos and document project activities
  • Liaise with project partners and stakeholders on sharing audiovisual and printed materials
  • Liaise with science reporting journalists on disseminating project information, news and outputs through different media
  • Collect and maintain records of photos, videos, project website activities and the use of communication forum by the project partners, stakeholders and the general public.

    Responsibilities:

    a) Under the guidance of the Work Package 8 Manager, prepare, monitor and manage the CHIESA Project dissemination activities

  • Monitor, document and report project activities, including field research
  • Prepare bi-annual and final reports on communication and media activities
  • Photograph and videotape training sessions, workshops and community outreach events
  • Prepare and edit audiovisual materials for training and dissemination purposes from all WPs
  • Produce printed materials, brochures, handouts and manuals for dissemination.

    b) Project website maintenance

  • Administer and update project website and communication forum
  • Develop and edit website content and multimedia for dissemination
  • Collect data on user statistics monthly and include these in the project newsletter
  • Develop and update the visual outlook of the website
  • Maintain the project communication forum and email lists.

    c) Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Project Coordinator and WP8 Manager

    Knowledge and skills required for performing the job

  • Demonstrated skills in media and communication
  • Experience in web administration
  • Fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili and English
  • Knowledge and proficiency in photography, video and multimedia
  • Experience in photo and video editing
  • Experience in graphic design will be considered an asset.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of journalism and media studies, mass communication or multimedia
  • One years’ experience in journalism, communication, multimedia, design and visual arts
  • Willing to travel between the field research sites in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • Be organised and possess ability to multi-task
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organise one’s work to respect deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Be a good team player

    Reporting: This position reports to the Project Coordinator & WP8 Manager.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    Please quote the job reference number NRS/82/112014 on the email subject line.

    2. Vacancy: Public Relations and Communications Head

    Ref. No. IRS/84/112014

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.

    This is an international position.

    The appointment will initially be for two years, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To promote a positive image of icipe to donors, governments, NGOs, UN agencies, IGOs, collaborators, stakeholders and the public at large, and to develop public relations policies and procedures for the Centre with the approval of the Governing Council, aimed at supporting icipe’s international cooperation activities.
  • To be accountable for all communication activities of the Centre including advocacy and liaison activities with organisations with similar interests.
  • To coordinate all activities involved in the planning, organisation and implementation of conferences, workshops, symposia, seminars, exhibitions, open days, etc.

    Specific Duties:

  • Coordinate the reception of visitors to icipe and in consultation with other departments/Units/Projects prepares itineraries for the visitors to the Centre.
  • Design and oversee production of icipe publications, including print, CD and web materials in the form of articles, reports, briefs (policy), multimedia products, posters, and information packets.
  • Oversee the design, management and content of the website and provide web-friendly content to keep the site interesting and up to date.
  • Provide communication/information advice and assistance for icipe teams, either by doing the work required or by contracting the work to consultants.
  • Edit, proofread and summarise icipe documents, and write articles about icipe work, as requested.
  • Liaise with local or global printers and publications’ specialists (e.g., graphics and public awareness staff) for producing/publishing/printing icipe materials.
  • Oversee a publications inventory and keep the publications archives and website pages up to date.
  • Keep up to date about current trends in research communication and methods used by lead organisations so as to advise icipe management on how to improve icipe communications cost-effectively.
  • Support all other icipe communication activities as requested.
  • Arrange interviews between icipe and the media as directed by the Director General (DG) and provide the media with information on the Centre’s activities.
  • Develop proposals for the DG on advertising and promotional activities.
  • Draft press releases, monitor media coverage and extracts relevant to articles for circulation and maintain a database of media information.
  • Organise and support internal and external presentations.
  • Prepare the icipe monthly newsletter (e-version) of What’s On for review by management team and distribution.
  • Liaise with science press and science editor on publicity materials, maintenance of mailing list and distribution of icipe’s publications.
  • Maintain up-to-date notice boards and photographic archives.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for all communication activities of the Centre.
  • Ensure consistency of messages emanating from all levels of icipe.
  • Develop a strategic communication plan based on the communication objectives of the Centre and the global outlook of various sub-groups.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts and drive positive media coverage of the Centre through proactive media relations with events such as press releases, media events, contributed articles, speeches, content development, editing and implementation to different communication formats which take place in collaboration with donors, partners, stakeholders, etc.
  • Ensure effective and appealing internal communication on icipe business, relevant topics, strategies and management decisions by developing and utilising the right tools and communication formats, e.g. print media, online media employee events, management meetings, etc.
  • Manage and guide all corporate branding and image building activities including corporate events, publications, broadcasts, films, videos, etc.
  • Leverage the assets of the Centre through appropriate public relations activities.
  • Ensure communication procedures on issues, crises, etc. are known and respected.
  • Establish and manage an annual budget for public relations and communication functions in a responsible and cost effective manner.

    Other Duties:

  • Organise workshops, seminars, exhibitions and employee functions in liaison with the management team.
  • Ensure crisis preparedness and steer as well as direct issues and crisis communication management.

    Knowledge and Skills Required for Performing the Job

  • Knowledge of media advertising and publishing is essential.
  • Highly proficient in both spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of oral and written French is an added advantage.
  • Computer proficiency particularly in MS Office Suite, and familiarity with desktop publishing and spreadsheet software is essential.
  • Familiarity with Apple Macintosh computers is an added advantage.

    Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Masters degree in journalism, communications or related specification is essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are mandatory.

    Minimum Experience Required

  • 5 years of related professional experience in positions of responsibility in an international or commercial organisation with an international scope.
  • Experience in journalism/media relations.
  • Proven track record in team leading to capabilities in driving and developing a communications team.
  • Strong in relationship building with journalists and other relevant external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • High degree of organisation, adaptability and prioritisation, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and to develop and execute a strategic communication planning as well as the corresponding messages and communication activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and well within teams.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Director General.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    Please quote the job reference number IRS/84/112014 on the email subject line.

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before the 28th November 2014.

    Interested applicants should submit:

    (a) a confidential cover letter,

    (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and

    (c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to: chiesaresearchassistant@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply


    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

    It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

    The ICRC Logistic Centre in Nairobi (Industrial Area) is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the positions:

    1. Shipping Clerk - Medical Warehouse (Permanent Contract - Ref. No.001)

    2. Shipping Clerk - Medical Warehouse (6 Months Contract –Ref.No.002)

    Responsibilities:

  • Receive picking tickets from the storekeeper/supervisor;
  • Picking from shelves and Packing of medical items ordered according to their nature;
  • Update the Bin cards;
  • Verify the picked quantities against the picking tickets;
  • Weigh and measure the packages and record the weight & dimensions on the picking ticket;
  • Process the pre-packing list in the system with all the required details;
  • Print and label the packages accordingly;
  • Record the pre-packing list on the register and forward it to the supervisor for endorsement.
  • Responsible to ensure that all packages are taken for dispatch and all documents properly filled;
  • Participates in Internal Inventory Counts in the warehouse;
  • Ensures loaders have packed the orders as required;

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificate in stores management or its equivalent;
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in a similar field ;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent Computer skills;

    Responsibilities:

  • Receive picking tickets from the storekeeper/supervisor;
  • Picking from shelves and Packing of medical items ordered according to their nature;
  • Update the Bin cards;
  • Verify the picked quantities against the picking tickets;
  • Weigh and measure the packages and record the weight & dimensions on the picking ticket;
  • Process the pre-packing list in the system with all the required details;
  • Print and label the packages accordingly;
  • Record the pre-packing list on the register and forward it to the supervisor for endorsement.
  • Responsible to ensure that all packages are taken for dispatch and all documents properly filled;
  • Participates in Internal Inventory Counts in the warehouse;
  • Ensures loaders have packed the orders as required;

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificate in stores management or its equivalent;
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in a similar field ;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent Computer skills;

    The Profile:

  • Good team player,
  • Good organizational skills,
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Honest.

    3. Customer Service - Supply Chain Assistant

    The ICRC Logistic Centre in Nairobi (Industrial Area) is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of Customer Service - Supply Chain Assistant.

    Responsibilities:

  • Unit Record Manager (URM) for the Logdesk department.
  • Receives STM orders from the partner Delegations in the field and assigns them to the respective Supply Chain Planner (SCP);
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the STM data base;
  • Provides feedback on the status of the open orders to the partner
  • Delegations/ Customers in the field;
  • Creates open order reports based on the Requisition orders (ROs) out of the operational system and monitors their status;
  • Provides information and reports to the management team;
  • Data extraction, analysis and communication of the order status.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Holder of a Degree in Business Administration/Management (BCOM or its equivalent) from a recognized university;
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar field ;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Computer proficiency in particular advanced knowledge and proven experience in working with MS Excel, is required;

    The Profile:

  • Good team player,
  • Analytical skills,
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision,
  • High sense of integrity and
  • Confidentiality.

    4. Assistant Supply Chain Administrator (Medical)

    The ICRC Logistic Centre in Nairobi (Industrial Area) is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant Supply Chain Administrator (Medical) for a contract period of 6 months.

    Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and acknowledging Medical orders from several countries;
  • Process Medical requisition orders;
  • Co-ordinate orders or requests with the Medical Logistician, the warehousing unit, the transport department, the purchasing department and advise the customer (delegation);
  • Ensure the customer is offered the best possible service by respecting the lead time;
  • Interacts with customers and provides necessary information (packing list, lead time, stock out information etc.);
  • Compile all Medical sets orders and coordinate with Purchasing, Warehousing and
  • Geneva to ensure they are supplied on time or manufactured on time;
  • Manage and file all relevant documentation i.e. in-coming and out-going correspondence;
  • Replace the Supply Chain Administrator if required;

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Holder of a Degree in Logistics or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience in a similar field ;
  • Working experience with other NGO’s or logistics services is an added advantage;
  • Experience in Medical Supply Chain Management is an asset;
  • Must have knowledge of public health policies;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent Computer skills;

    The Profile:

  • Good team player,
  • Excellent customer service skills,
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Flexible and open minded.

    5. Security Officer

    The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the position of: Security Officer

    The Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Head of Security;
  • Ensure the security of the ICRC property, assets and staff;
  • Supervise the deployment of private security guards;
  • Undertakes general administrative duties within the unit as delegated;
  • Attend to traffic accident involving ICRC vehicles and follow up with relevant authorities.

    The Requirements:

  • Academic – O-level ;
  • Security related studies would be an added advantage;
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably with NGO’s or 5 years in the Armed Forces (Captain), Police ( Inspector rank);
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, etc);
  • Valid Driving License (practically driving experience for over three years).
  • A current certificate of Good conduct from the Police.

    The Profile:

  • Good communication skills;
  • Able to work independently and in a team;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work irregular schedules.

    Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resources Office on the address or e-mail below, on or before 5th December, 2014.

    Please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Kindly quote the reference number on the application

    International Committee of the Red Cross, Logistics Centre,
    P.O. Box 34071, Nairobi, 00100 (GPO),
    Kenya

    Email: lon_hr_services@icrc.org


    The Karen Hospital Medical Graduates Internship Programmes - January 2015

    The Karen Hospital Medical Graduates Internship Programmes - January 2015

    The Karen Hospital is an approved internship training centre by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

    In pursuant of this recognition, the Hospital wishes to announce the January 2015 intake for medical internship programmes.

    Interested candidates who meet the following minimum criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Eligibility to Enter the Internship Programme

    1. Evidence of having completed an undergraduate course in a recognized medical or dental school in Kenya.

    2. Doctors qualified from Medical and Dental Schools within the EAC region and are eligible for reciprocal recognition.

    3. Doctors who, having attained the minimum requirement for admissions to universities in Kenya, qualified from outside the country and passed the internship qualifying examinations set by the Board.

    4. Evidence of having signed the Hippocratic Oath.

    Applications, including a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials as well as daytime telephone contact should be sent to the following email address: hrm@karenhospital.org by close of day on 5/12/2014.

    Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews on 10/12/2014.

    For more information about our services and programmes, please contact The Karen Hospital – Nairobi on 0721775070.

    Email info@karenhospital.org


    Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) Vice Chancellor and Registrar Academics Jobs in Kenya

    Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a fully chartered university and is located within the environment of Kisumu City.

    The University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated persons for the following vacant positions:

    Vice Chancellor The Vice Chancellor shall:

  • Be the academic and administrative head of the University, and, such, shall have overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the University.
  • Be responsible to the Governing Council for the general conduct and discipline of students and staff of the University
  • Be the accounting officer of the University
  • Have an overall responsibility for all policy matters, academic affairs, finance and resource allocation, planning, physical and human resources, external relations, security, research and intellectual property, quality assurance, fund-raising and the general development and advancement of the University.
  • Safeguard, promote and give due priority to the educational aims of the University
  • Foster collegial governance within the University and in its relationship with the Governing Council and the Chancellor
  • Be the Secretary to the Governing Council
  • Be the Chairperson of the University Senate; and
  • In consultation with the Senate and the Chancellor, determine the date of graduation, when degrees of the University shall be conferred and diplomas, certificates and other credentials awarded

    Requirements:

  • Should be a Full Professor.
  • Should have attained a distinguished leadership in academic administration and management with proven track record of extensive experience and skills in initiating and managing change, strategic planning and overseeing the implementation of plans through to outcomes.
  • In-depth knowledge of the major issues affecting learning and teaching in higher education institutions including funding and technological developments.
  • Thorough understanding of the scholarly purposes of a University, in academics, research and service provision in the context of the economic, social and political realities faced by the higher education sector nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrated high quality academic and research output in scholarly journals and other publications.
  • An understanding of the diverse needs of and issues pertaining to different disciplines in higher education and the ability to form and balance priorities relevant to national socioeconomic needs and growth.
  • Ability to represent the University effectively, nationally and internationally especially with government, business and the wider community
  • In-dept knowledge of the major developments in higher education learning and teaching around the world with ability to create linkage and networks.
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills with strong ability to work collaboratively and inspire staff and teams to achieve organizational tasks and goals
  • Commitment to equal opportunity principles, transparent governance and swift response.
  • Demonstration of a living Evangelical Christian Faith in testimony, life and practice.
  • Candidates from regions and gender under-represented in the current University Management and Governance have an added advantage.

    2. Registrar Academics

    Terms of Reference

  • Evaluating and processing applications of all potential students in consultation with Deans of Faculties/HODs
  • Admission and registration of students
  • Dissemination of information on admissions and academic programs
  • Maintaining and updating students academic records
  • Generating and disseminating statistical information on student enrolment and academic programs.
  • Preparing and issuing of academic transcripts to all students and alumni
  • Secretary to Deans Committee and Graduation committee
  • Scheduling of examinations
  • Coordination of the publication of academic prospectus and calendar
  • Member of the Senate and Management Committee

    Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Management or Education
  • At least 10 years experience in Academic administration
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft office
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    Terms and conditions of service:

    Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the existing Terms and Conditions of Service of Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

    How to Apply:

    Candidates who satisfy the requirement stated above should forward six (6) copies of their applications, quoting the position applied for on the letter and include up to date curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials as well as names and contacts (including postal and email addresses, and daytime telephone numbers) of three referees to reach the under-mentioned by 31st December 2014. The Chair of the Governing Council
    Great Lakes University of Kisumu
    P.O. Box 2224 – 40100
    Kisumu

    To be submitted to Vice Chancellor’s office located on 2nd floor of GLUK Administration Block, Kibos Campus or submit at GLUK Milimani Campus reception and Nairobi Campus situated at Sunrise Estate, Opposite Kenyatta Market.

    or Email: vcoffice@gluk.ac.ke


    Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Call for Consultancy Services for Development of Management Information System

    Call for Consultancy Services - Development of Management Information System

    Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organization created by an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya on 21st December 1965.

    Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organization in Kenya.

    The organization’s core business areas are broadly classified into six major departments including Disaster Management, Health and Social Services, Water and Sanitation, Nutrition, Organizational Development and Emergency Operations.

    In 2010, KRCS was selected as the Civil Society Principal Recipient to manage resources under the Country’s Global Fund Round 10 Grant for HIV and AIDS.

    The Global Fund Management Unit of the KRCS manages the Global Grant for HIV and AIDS interventions as the Civil Society Principal Recipient and implements through 52 selected sub recipients.

    KRCS seeks the expertise of a consultancy firm to design and develop an interactive, user friendly Information system for reporting, data management and archiving.

    This will enable the Kenya Red Cross Society to improve the management of its data/ information and reporting function across all program areas.

    Expertise and minimum team of consultants

  • For carrying out this consultancy, a firm, with expertise in the implementation of Information Systems for community based programmes during the last 5 years is required.
  • The minimum team of consultants needed comprises: MIS Engineer, Database Designer, System Architect and MIS programmer

    Detailed Terms of reference for the consultancy services can be downloaded at: Kenya Red Cross Society Call for Consultancy Services for Development of Management Information System

    Submission of proposal

    The proposals should be addressed as shown below to reach the under signed by 3rd December 2014 at 12:00 noon

    Call for Consultancy Services - Development of Management Information System

    Chairperson
    Tender committee
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100 GPO
    Nairobi


    KenGen Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is the leading power producer in the country.

    In order to strengthen the Corporate Strategy and our market leadership, KenGen invites dynamic and innovative candidates to submit their applications for the following positions:

    1. Assistant Company Secretary

    1 Post

    Ref: HR/CSLA/01/11/14)

    Job Profile

    Reporting to the Company Secretary & Legal Affairs Director, the person will be responsible for the following:

  • Provision of efficient Board secretariat services to the Company to ensure compliance.
  • Preparing for Board and Committees Meetings in a timely manner and follow up all the matters arising from Board meetings in order to ensure effective implementation of Board decisions
  • With the guidance of the Company Secretary have custody of the e-Board system and ensure timely uploading and updating of the materials in the portal and ensure that all Board Members are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to use the e-board system
  • Prepare the annual Board calendar and work plan and maintain Board details and attendance registers
  • Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders;
  • Custodian of good corporate governance practices, Board stewardship & accountability, Fiduciary duties of Directors, Board manual, code of conduct, conflict of interest and maintenance and custody of Company Seal
  • Providing advice on training for the Board on good corporate governance and fiduciary duties of Board members
  • Prepare the governance report to be included in the annual report and participate in the planning and conduct of the Annual General Meetings.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field
  • At least ten (10) years work experience and seven (7) years in Company secretarial work in a busy organization
  • Must be a holder of CPS (K)
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretary
  • Knowledge of corporate governance
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    For more information on job details, see; Assistant Company Secretary

    2. Job Title: Audit Analyst - Areas

    Reporting To: Senior Audit Analyst - Areas

    Department: Internal Audit

    Level: 4

    Job Purpose:

  • The Audit Analyst shall carry out execution of the audit assignments as planned by the Senior Audit Analyst or Internal Audit & Control Team Lead.

  • The job holder shall prioritize work in line with the risk profile of each task of the assignment, discuss and agree with auditees and prepare progress reports for discussion with the Senior Audit Analyst and make appropriate recommendations for process improvement.

    Principal Responsibilities

  • Work in a Team Environment and report on the progress of work assignments to the Senior Audit Analyst.
  • Participate in the development and execution of the audit programs covering the assigned Area audits.
  • Ensuring that Audit assignments during field work are carried out as per the audit plan and within the time limits and in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Discuss with the auditees on all key findings, making appropriate recommendations for improvement on the business processes.
  • Ensure that draft reports are timely submitted to the Senior Audit Analyst for compilation in order to be reviewed by the Internal Audit and Control Team Lead.
  • Perform the role of the Senior Audit Analyst Lead where appropriate by delegation.
  • Follow up implementation of agreed audit recommendations with auditees and issue implementation status reports.
  • Perform any other special assignments or work as may be assigned by the Senior Audit Analyst or Internal Audit and Control Team Lead.

    Interactions / Relationships

    Reporting to : Senior Audit Analyst –Areas

    Reporting to the Job Holder – None

    Other Contacts:

  • Within the Company
  • Area Staff (Auditees)
  • Area Functional Heads
  • Functional Heads at Central Office
  • Central Office Staff (Auditees).
  • Outside the Company
  • Members of Professional Bodies (ICPAK, IIA, ISACA ect)

    Training Institutions

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting, Finance or Bachelor of Business Administration (Minimum qualification).
  • Certified Public Accountants qualification (CPA (K) or ACCA)
  • Minimum of three (2) years experience in risk based internal auditing in a reputable organization or reputable Audit Firm.
  • Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK)
  • Experience in the use of Audit Command Language (ACL) software
  • MS Office and General Computer Literacy.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to plan jobs to ensure adequate coverage of all critical and high-risk areas.
  • Ability to control and monitor progress on jobs to ensure on time delivery.
  • Ability to maintain proper communication and interaction with Auditees.
  • Articulate and able to convincingly sell improvement ideas and innovations to Auditees.
  • Able to prioritise the work effectively in order to achieve optimum results.
  • Able to work independently and with minimum supervision.
  • Possess analytical skills and inquisitive mind and ability to assess or identify possible trouble spots.

    Job Challenges:

    Identification of high-risk areas within processes and ensuring adequate coverage and implementation of effective controls by Auditees to prevent possible losses and ensure delivery of the Company’s objectives. Delegated Freedom to Act

  • Planning of Audit assignment as directed by the Senior Audit Analyst
  • Management of office resources necessary for performance of audits e.g. office stationery and equipment.
  • Promotion of management and technological innovation to enhance job efficiency.
  • Requires minimum or no supervision

    Environment

    Working environment:

  • Most work is performed at the Areas.
  • There are often problems with office space, accommodation and communication facilities.
  • One may be required to work outside normal working hours and weekends.
  • Some of the Areas where audit work has to be carried out are hardship areas and away from major towns.
  • Nature of work involves a lot of travelling from Station to audit Areas, and within the audit Areas.

    External Environment:

    Occasionally may interact with the following external bodies: ISACA, ICPAK, IIA and other regulating bodies

    Key Result Areas

  • On time delivery of the Audit Plan.
  • Implementation of Agreed Audit recommendations.
  • On Time issuance of Audit Reports-max 1 week after fieldwork.
  • Systems Improvement Measures-Business process re-engineering.
  • Corruption prevention ideas.
  • Budget Management
  • Reduction in R &M costs
  • Audit process improvement measures e.g. implementation of CAATs
  • Customer and employee satisfaction

    How to Apply

    See; KenGen Jobs in Kenya to apply online

    Closing date for applications is 27th November, 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

    NB: KenGen is an equal opportunity Employer and physically challenged persons are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates are advised to apply for only ONE position where they have key strengths.

    Canvassing and falsifying of data will lead to automatic disqualification


    AGRA Internal Audit Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working with African governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa through agricultural development.

    AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a regional office in Accra, Ghana and is opening several country-based offices.

    AGRA is seeking to recruit an Internal Audit Associate to assist the Internal Audit Unit in fulfilling its established business objectives.

    The position will provide support in bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, internal control systems and governance processes in compliance to statutory requirements and regulations.

    This position is nationally recruited and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya on a three (3) year renewable contract.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing a preliminary survey of the audit process of grant projects while assessing risk of the priority areas;
  • Preparing and issuing audit Terms of Reference (TOR) drawn from risk assessment reports for fieldwork;
  • Carrying out project audit field work using the AGRA Audit Management System, preparing a summary of key observations and discussing them with the grantee management;
  • Obtaining and incorporating formal responses from project management on the areas of improvement and the timelines for implementation;
  • Following up audit issues with management to ensure that agreed actions are implemented and identified issues are resolved;
  • Ensuring that audit information provided is factual and adequately supported by maintaining a records management database system;
  • Drafting audit reports for review in accordance with the Standard Service Level Agreements established for the unit;
  • Managing of the unit’s contracting process with consultants and outsourced service providers;
  • Providing user-training on the Audit Management System in the Nairobi and Country offices; and
  • Providing logistical and travel support to the team in audit assignments.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline;
  • Relevant professional qualification including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) / Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) / CPA (K) / ACCA.
  • The registration number should be indicated in the CV;
  • Registered member of a relevant professional body. The membership number should be indicated in the CV;
  • At least three (3) years’ proven experience undertaking internal audits, investigations, corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and compliance systems;
  • Experience in internal audit in the development sector will be an added advantage; and
  • Working knowledge of French or Portuguese will be an added advantage and should be indicated in the CV.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts.

    Please quote the reference number (Ref.: IAA / 11-14) on your application letter.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 28th November 2014, addressed to:

    The Director
    Executive Selection Division
    Deloitte Consulting Limited, Kenya
    Email: agra@deloitte.co.ke


    HelpAge International Programme Manager [Health and HIV / AIDS] Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Helpage International Job Description

    Job Title: Programme Manager [Health and HIV / AIDS]

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Department: Programmes, East West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre

    Reporting To: Regional Head of Programmes, East West and Central Africa

    Responsible For: [N/A]

    Key Relations:

    Regional Head of Programmes Southern Africa, EWCA Programme, Finance and Support Staff in regional and country offices, Regional Resource Development, Organizational Development and Partnerships and MEL advisers, Affiliates and implementing partners, Global Health Adviser, Policy Information and Learning team, HelpAge Operations Unit.

    Grade: NS1

    Background to HelpAge International:

    HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    We are an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    HelpAge International has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, and regional centres in East Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central Asia, several national programmes and a number of emergency programmes.

    The EWCA Regional Development Centre works with a range of partners across Africa to deliver programming in a number of key areas: HIV/AIDS & health; income security & livelihoods; emergency response & DRR and rights of older people.

    HelpAge aims to ensure older people have access to appropriate and affordable health and HIV treatment and care, and that governments are prepared for an ageing population in relation to their health policies and programmes, including providing for a growing incidence of non communicable diseases.

    At the same time HelpAge works to support older people’s participation in health policy and service delivery through HelpAge’s Age Demands Action campaign.

    Overall Purpose of the job:

  • To lead on the development and management of the health and HIV programmes in East, West and Central Africa benefiting older people and an ageing population;
  • Drawing on expertise from outside the organisation to advise and support partners/affiliates and Country Development Programmes (CDP’s);
  • advocating and influencing key health and HIV stakeholders, policies and programmes by governments and other development partners in Africa to include the needs of older people; and
  • develop and consolidate partnerships and alliances with governments and HelpAge’s key target UN and INGO agencies working in Africa.

    Job Content and Main Responsibilities

    Strategic leadership

  • Lead on the implementation of the regional health and HIV strategy in collaboration with CDPs, affiliates and partners and provide relevant input to global thematic working groups and strategy discussions.
  • Provide leadership to the implementation of specific regional programmes on health and/or HIV, specifically “Reducing poverty by improving health for older women and men in Africa” (DFID Aid Match 2014-17).
  • Ensure reporting against and analysis of HelpAge corporate strategy and indicators for the region.
  • Lead in the coordination, training and development of a regional (virtual) team of staff and affiliates and partners working on health and HIV.

    Programme management

  • Be responsible for the management of HelpAge and donor-funded programmes in East, West and Central Africa and pan Africa regional level (as required), in a timely and accountable way and in accordance with the donor requirements and HelpAge internal procedures and contract management guidelines.
  • Be responsible for the preparation, review and submission of timely and quality donor reports including all aspects of programmatic, financial and contractual compliance.
  • Provide support and advice to affiliates, partners and CDP’s in developing and implementing health and HIV programmes, drawing on internal and external best practice.
  • Support the design and implementation of a training and capacity building plan on health and HIV for HelpAge, Affiliate and partner staff in the region.
  • Responsible for the effective monitoring, evaluation and learning from programmes under the post holder’s management and others in the region under their sectoral focus to ensure effective documentation and dissemination of HelpAge’s work.

    Financial management

  • To develop and manage programme budgets within HelpAge and donor procedures and requirements, including taking responsibility for the programme phasing, timely generation, uploading and monitoring of relevant budget formats in HelpAge’s financial system.
  • Support affiliates, partners and CDP’s in monitoring and implementing their budgets.
  • Support annual and strategic budget planning and reporting exercises to ensure strategic use of cash envelope and external donor resources.

    Programme development

  • Support in identifying potential sources of funding and raising resources to establish and manage a strong portfolio of health and HIV programmes in the region, exploring opportunities for cross border/regional programming.
  • Provide donor intelligence, build relationships with and plan approaches to relevant donors, and monitor the donor funding environment with regard to health and HIV work.
  • Monitor emerging policy and programme developments and research and evidence of best practice in health and HIV in the region for the development of quality evidence based programmes and responses, including undertaking, supporting and analysing needs assessments to initiate programmes with the relevant partners.
  • Lead on proposal design, consultation and writing with HelpAge staff, affiliates and partners for health and HIV programming.

    Advocacy and Communications

  • Coordinate the documentation and dissemination through effective communication products and campaigns, of evidence emanating from HelpAge programmes on health and
  • HIV on the needs, rights and capacities of older people.
  • Advocate and influence governments and humanitarian organisations in Africa to include the needs of older people, including the development of collaborative operations with HelpAge’s key target implementing agencies.
  • Build strategic alliances with other (I)NGOs and development partners for joint programming and engagements n consortia.

    Representation

  • Represent HelpAge EWCA region in local, regional and international forums, including the media to highlight the needs, rights and capacities of older people.
  • Actively identify and seize opportunities for influencing policies and strategies within the health and HIV sector.

    Other

  • To participate in the activities of HelpAge EWCA Regional Development Centre and perform any other duties as may be required from time to time.

    Extent of Authority

  • The post holder is expected to operate within all HelpAge policies and procedures.
  • The post holder is authorised to make decisions within the framework of the agreed budget and programme proposals under their management in consultation with the management structure at the EWCA-RDC.
  • To contribute to, or deliver policy and practice documents, in collaboration with global health and policy teams and relevant country development programmes, affiliates and partners for dissemination internally / externally, and link with key research and practice institutions

    Key Relationships

  • The post holder will relate with the various organs of HelpAge International and key stakeholders as follows
  • Affiliates, partners and Country Development Programmes to support, train, monitor, evaluate and gather evidence and learning from the implementation of health and HIV programmes.
  • Regional Development Centre staff – to ensure consistency of approach in HelpAge International’s work in the region and to ensure the development of complimentary activities.
  • Development organisations working on health and HIV to share information and influence changes in policies and practices
  • Donor organisations Media to develop positive relationship and ensure that media are positive allies in our quest for inclusive policies and programmes.
  • Staff and volunteers of NGOs, INGOs and Governments to disseminate learning and sharing of experiences
  • In the UK Secretariat with the Programme, Policy and learning Department, Advocacy and Communications Department, and Resource Development in relation to the key tasks of the programme.

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • Degree in Public Health or related area.
  • At least 5 years working in an NGO environment with a regional set-up
  • At least 5 years technical and managerial experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring of health and development programmes in Africa, including programme and contract management and monitoring of complex budgets
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of key technical, programme and policy issues in health and HIV
  • Excellent networking and representation skills
  • Excellent evidence gathering, analysis and communication and advocacy skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable experience of successful proposal development, compiling and managing multi-donor budgets in adherence to value for money principles.
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to key international principles, standards and instruments, frameworks and codes of conduct that govern health and HIV work
  • Experience of developing and/or implementing donor and beneficiary accountability frameworks
  • Ability to work flexibly (with tact and diplomacy) at the highest level to lobby and advocate for inclusion of older people’s issues in policies, strategies and programmes and also to work with local partners to support their capacity and their engagement in programme and advocacy work.
  • Demonstrable staff management skills and experience and ability to work across teams and cultures.
  • Experience of work in an advisory capacity, in training and capacity development
  • The ability to travel extensively in the region
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Administratively self supporting

    Desirable

  • A developed understanding of health needs among older people, ageing issues and intergenerational dependency issues
  • Exposure to the UN and major international donor systems
  • Language skills in Swahili, French, Portuguese

    How to Apply

    Applications and cover letter detailing your motivation and suitability for the position to be sent to jobs.ewca@helpage.org Closing Date: 26th November, 2014


    Concern Worldwide Jobs Vacancy

    Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Emergency Programme Manager - Somalia / Somaliland

    Location: 50% Nairobi / 50% Mogadishu (with occasional travel to Hargeisa)

    Duration: One year contract

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will ensure emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans for Concern Somalia.

    S/he will manage the emergency response projects, develop capacity building plans for Concern Somalia’s Emergency Response Team as well as partner staff, budget management and donor reporting.

    Job Specification:

  • A master’s Degree in Humanitarian Action, Development Studies or related subject;
  • At least 5 years professional experience with a humanitarian agency, 3 of which are served overseas;
  • Proven experience of managing complex emergency response programmes;
  • Ability to provide training on and implement Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE and HAP standards;
  • Experience of main streaming cross-cutting issues into humanitarian programmes;
  • Experience of or training in managing people within emergency contexts, specifically, remote management.

    2. Job Title: Food Income and Markets (FIM) Coordinator Duty Station: Nairobi Contract Type: Open Ended Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Assistant Country Director - Programmes, the incumbent will provide overall technical and strategic direction, oversee and coordinate the implementation of FIM programmes in line with the country’s needs, as well as Concern’s country and global strategies.

    Job Specification:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or a relevant field;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing a livelihoods, urban development, social protection or WASH programme/s;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in development programming at Programme Coordinator/Manager level;
  • Proven competency in the strategy development process;
  • Excellent leadership, communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

    3. WASH Technical Advisor – Somalia / Somaliland

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    Location: Nairobi with 70% travel to Somalia & Somaliland

    Duration: Two year contract

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will provide technical support and strategic oversight to the WASH emergency and long term development Programme in rural and urban contexts in Somalia/ Somaliland.

    S/he will provide support in direct implementation and through three implementing partners while ensuring programme uniformity across all WASH Programme operational areas and participation in WASH forums as envisaged in Concern’s strategic plan.

    Job Specification:

  • A master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health or related field
  • At least five years’ experience in construction of water and sanitation facilities, water testing and analysis, participatory hygiene promotion methods and implementing community based and led hygiene and sanitation behaviour change
  • A proven track record in effective programme management including people and financial management
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills
  • Competency in the use of engineering software (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, WaterCAD and GIS) is an added advantage.

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter to the following email address: som.vacancies@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Emergency Programme Manager’ by Friday, 30th November 2014.

    Please note that due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, that we may invite qualified candidates for interviews and offer the position to the successful candidate before the closing date.

    Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

    Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer


    Hivos Regional Director, East Africa

    Are you a skilled and innovative leader with substantial international development management experience in Africa and other regions?

    Oxford HR is working with Hivos in their search for a new Regional Director to lead their team in East Africa.

    Hivos is a Dutch international development organisation guided by humanist values.

    Together with local civil society organisations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world - a world in which all citizens have equal access to opportunities and resources for development and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes.

    Hivos runs programmes in the following areas: Rights & Citizenship, Green Entrepreneurship, Expression & Engagement, and Action for Change.

    The Regional Director represents Hivos within the East Africa region and sets the example for operational excellence.

    The Regional Director reports to the Executive Board and is responsible for all Hivos activities, positioning and resource mobilisation within East Africa.

    The Regional Director works in close partnership and coordination with the other Regional Directors and Programme Directors and with Hivos’s partners and stakeholders in the region.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain Hivos’s position within the region
  • Ensure positive and effective relationships with partner organisations
  • Continue to identify opportunities for social innovations
  • Lead advocacy campaigns; influence political and private sector agendas
  • Manage and lead regional team

    The ideal candidate will be a proven and innovative leader, who is able to effectively manage and influence dispersed teams and complex, multi-stakeholder environments, cooperating with people of all levels and backgrounds.

    You will have significant experience as a senior manager in an international context, with some experience working in Africa, and demonstrate financial and business acumen.

    You will have empathy with Hivos’ mission and objectives, and knowledge and experience of one or more Hivos programme areas.

    Affinity and experience with civil society building in one or more regions is essential.

    How to Apply:

    For further information and to apply, please go to: Regional Director, East Africa

    Closing Date: 1st Dec 2014


    Automotive Parts / Warehouse Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    A leading General Motors Parts Distributor specializing in Isuzu parts is looking for a Parts / Warehouse Manager.

    The candidate should be a mature and experienced individual with some management experience.

    His/Her duties will include:

    1. Be in charge of the stock as well as stores procedures

    2. Supervise the stores and parts function. In particular:

  • Support the sales team by clarifying part numbers and availability
  • Organize sound receiving procedures for all spare parts and accessories
  • Organize sound warehousing procedures that take into account security of spare parts, safety of workers as well as general orderliness and cleanliness in the stores

  • Organize sound dispatch systems that allow for traceability of the spares movement from the company to the customer

    3. Arrange a systematic re-ordering procedure that optimizes on stock holding

    4. Organize regular internal checks on stocks for verification purposes

    5. Be conversant with the stock module in our software system and suggest changes where these may be required

    Email your application to partsjob1@gmail.com>, by 31st December 2014.


    AA Kenya Motor Vehicle Valuation / Assessment Officers Job Vacancies

    The Automobile Association of Kenya Vacancies

    Motor Vehicle Valuation / Assessment Officers

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering or its equivalent
  • Minimum age - 25 years
  • Minimum 2 Years experience in a busy garage and capable of repairing all types of vehicle including modern technologies’ vehicles.
  • Ready to work anywhere in Kenya under minimum supervision.
  • Holder of a clean driving license with at least 2 years driving experience – “ BCE”
  • 2 years motor vehicle valuation/assessment experience will be an added advantage but not a requirement.

    If you meet the above minimum requirements, urgently submit detailed CV and an application letter indicating “Valuation Officer” by 30th November 2014 to:

    E-mail: jobs@aakenya.co.ke


    The Nursing Council of Kenya Registrar / Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy

    The Nursing Council of Kenya (the Council) is a body established under the Nurses Act Cap. 257 of the Laws of Kenya to make provision for the training, registration, enrolment and licensing of nurses; to regulate their conduct and to ensure their maximum participation in the health care of community and for connected purposes.

    The Council wishes to recruit a competent and qualified Kenyan to fill the position of Registrar / Chief Executive Officer

    Job Reference Number: NC/REG/01/11/2014

    Reports to: Board

    Terms of Service: 5 years renewable contract

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the promotion of the standards of nursing education and practice in Kenya;
  • Overseeing the overall administration of the Council;
  • Coordinating the activities of the Board and the Secretariat;
  • Responsible for the formulation, implementation and review of organization policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring the Council operates within its legal mandate and aligns itself to relevant national policies and guidelines;
  • Liaising with national and international bodies to promote the nursing profession
  • Performing other duties as may be delegated by board from time to time.

    Job Requirements

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors of science in Nursing degree;
  • Masters degree in the field of nursing or in a relevant field;
  • At least 10 years of experience, 5 of which must be in senior nursing leadership position(s);
  • Leadership or management qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Be registered, licensed and in good standing with the Nursing Council;
  • Membership of a local, regional and international nursing professional organization;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
  • Nursing Council of Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.
  • An attractive package will be given to the successful candidate.

    Application together with detailed curriculum vitae indicating three referees, certified copies of original certificates and daytime contacts should be submitted in a sealed envelope, indicating the Job Reference Number and addressed to:

    Chairman
    Nursing Council of Kenya
    P.O Box 20056 - 00200
    Nairobi

    Applicants MUST also send soft copies of their application to chairperson@nckenya.org.

    Deadline for application is 12.00 pm on 26th November 2014.

    Applicants should ask their referees to send their recommendations in confidence to the above address.

    Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    Those who will not have received feedback by 4th December 2014 should consider their applications unsuccessful.


    ICJ Kenya Access to Justice Programme Officer Job Vacancy

    International Commission of Jurists - Kenyan Section Job Opportunity:

    Established in 1959, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) is a non–partisan non-governmental, membership organisation.

    With a membership drawn from the Bar as well as the Bench, it is a national section of the International Commission of Jurists based in Geneva.

    The primary Mission of the organisation is to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law nationally and regionally.

    Nationally ICJ Kenya has distinguished itself as a premier human rights organisation in Kenya.

    ICJ Kenya seeks to fill the vacancy as detailed below and hereby invites suitably qualified Kenyans to apply.

    Position: Programme Officer - Access to Justice Programme

    Overall Purposes of the Job:

    To work closely with the leadership of ICJ Kenya in managing and coordinating its Access to Justice programme in order to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives.

    Duties:

  • To initiate and develop project ideas and proposals pertaining to the Access to Justice programme in line with ICJ Kenya’s Strategic Plan
  • To manage and coordinate the implementation of programmatic activities within the Access to Justice programme.
  • To lead in knowledge production and management as will support advocacy aimed at meeting the objectives of the programmed and the organization.
  • To lead and mentor staff attached to the Access to Justice programme.
  • To lead in compliance management for the programme.

    Qualifications: A candidate interested in applying for the above position must:

  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Additional qualification such as holders of advanced degree in Law is desirable
  • Have in-depth knowledge of, and experience, in project management
  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills
  • Have five (5) years work experience in a non-governmental organization.
  • ICJ Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Please send your application, CV and relevant certificates to:

    The Executive Director,
    ICJ Kenya,
    P.O. Box 59743-00200,
    Nairobi

    or Email: recruitment@icj-kenya.org

    Your application should be received on or before 30th November 2014.


    Unaitas Jobs in Kenya

    Are you looking for excellence, a team that promotes a high performance culture and focus on individual empowerment?

    Unaitas is the place to be.

    Unaitas vision is To Be the Global Financial Movement That Enables You to Realize Your Dreams and Aspirations by Transforming Lives through Provision of Innovative Financial Solutions.

    We are seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible persons to fill in the following positions:

    1. Senior Systems Analyst Role

    Reporting to the ICT Manager, the Senior Systems Analyst will;

  • Ensure a good level of automation in line with a modern commercial banks by identifying, developing or deploying and maintaining various business applications in line with ICT strategy
  • Contribute as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of Unaitas strategic objectives
  • Work effectively as part of the team to deliver on the key result areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role

    Main Responsibilities

  • Determines and manages the implementation of corporate standards for information systems and technology for the institution and ensure that these are adhered to.
  • Leads the efforts in identifying, developing or deploying and maintaining various business applications and systems in line with ICT strategy
  • Leads the efforts to assesses feasibility of proposed ICT requirements from departments and advice on software packages and integration with existing platforms and architecture
  • Manages projects and ensures the delivery of business change projects in accordance with agreed strategic and departmental plans
  • Ensure that appropriate controls / tests are in place to support the controlled transition of application development changes into the live ICT environment
  • Leads the efforts with systems implementers through software development lifecycle (SDLC) to deliver automation solutions that meet Unaitas needs
  • Work with strategic management on identifying automation opportunities for business process improvement opportunities
  • Works with strategic management to identify and lead the business process re-engineering (BPR) automation requirements or enhancement requirements

    Qualification, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or other IT Related Degree

    Relevant Professional qualification

  • At least 4 years of working experience as Senior Systems Analyst Skills Preferred

  • Demonstrates extensive abilities with designing, building, testing and deploying technical solutions across various applications, including assisting with technical efforts that involve the development, design, implementation and support of business processes.
  • Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success in roles identifying and addressing customer needs: actively participating in customer discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of possible ICT Software packages/services; managing engagements both internal and external.
  • Project Management: Demonstrates a proven extensive track record of success participating in various phases of business development opportunities and/or engagements, from project inception, initial scoping through final delivery and signoff.
  • Demonstrates consistent utilization of creative problem-solving abilities while researching problems and/or issues, and developing and offering effective solutions for user department.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates proven extensive abilities as a team leader: Manage teams mentor and coach staff on goal definition.

    Technical Skills

  • ITIL/COBIT Governance standards
  • ICT Systems Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Software Development and Configuration
  • Knowledge on Various ERP systems
  • Knowledge on Various Core Banking Systems
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Data Migration
  • Database Management (Oracle/SQL)
  • User Acceptance Testing Procedures

    Functional Skills

  • Banking Laws and Regulations
  • Ability to drive change
  • Central Banking Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance
  • High analytical kills
  • Risk management
  • Cost Management
  • Good communication skills and report writing

    2. PR and Communication Manager

    Reporting to Chief Manager Operations, the PR & Communication Manager will be Responsible for overall formulation and implementation of an efficient Corporate PR and Communication Strategy

    Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively implement a brand strategy to enhance Unaitas brand presence
  • In liaison with the Unaitas foundation develop a Sustainable CSI strategy with an aim of enhancing Unaitas investors/members and develop an activity plan for Corporate social investments.
  • Carry out editorial direction, design, production and distribution of Unaitas publications both internal and external to ensure effective entrenchment of the Unaitas brand
  • Design a crisis management system to handle any crisis that may injure the reputation of Unaitas and ensure continuous testing to confirm effectiveness
  • Develop and execute online strategies to improve Unaitas visibility in the social media
  • Generate and present management reports for information & decision making

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Business Communication, Social Sciences or equivalent

    Other Qualifications

  • At least Five (5) years relevant experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent Customer Relations skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    3. Procurement Officer

    Reports to the chief manager – Finance and strategy, the Procurement Officer Will be responsible for procurement strategy that should be well aligned with the overall organization strategy to enhance realization of the organization mission and vision.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of a strategic procurement plan aligned to the business strategy to facilitate achievement of organization strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring best value in product and service acquisition and disposal as well as maintaining optimal inventory levels.
  • Responsible for prudent and timely acquisitions as well as payments.
  • Responsible for safe custody of all procurement records as well as maintaining an up to date supplier’s database.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of the annual consolidated procurement plan
  • Responsible for compliance with internal as well as external policies and procedures, regulations and laws governing procurement practice.
  • Keeping tab of the procurement projects and advising accordingly.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate procurement reports as well as advising on emerging procurement practices.
  • Responsible for developing and leading a high performance procurement team.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Business, Social Sciences or equivalent
  • Graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Must be a registered member of KISM or CIPS or any other professional body

    Other Qualifications

  • At least Five (5) years relevant experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send us their application and updated curriculum vitae in MS Word Format via Email only to; hr@unaitas.com to reach us on or before 28.11.2014.


    Salaries and Remuneration Commission Commission Secretary / Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Commission Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

    The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an independent Constitutional Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 with the mandate to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State Officers and advice the National and County Governments on the remuneration and benefits of public officers.

    Pursuant to the provisions of Article 250 (12) of the Constitution and Section 16(1) of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission Act, 2011, the Commission is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Commission Secretary who shall, in performance of the functions and duties of Office, be responsible to the Commission.

    The Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission responsible for implementation of strategies, policies and decisions of the Commission.

    Under the guidance of the Commission, perform the following;

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise the Commission on the development of remuneration policy and principles for pay determination for State and Public Offices, and on procedures for determining appropriate remuneration as well as review of remuneration in the Public Service;
  • Inquire into and advice on determination of the salaries and remuneration to be paid out of public funds to State officers and other public officers;
  • Keep under review all matters relating to the salaries and remuneration of public officers;
  • Advise the Commission on harmonization, equity and fairness of remuneration for the attraction and retention of requisite skills in the public sector;
  • Conduct comparative surveys on the labour markets and trends in remuneration to determine the monetary worth of the jobs of public offices;
  • Advise on the determination of the cycle of salaries and remuneration review upon which Parliament may allocate adequate funds for implementation;
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Commission on matters relating to the salary and remuneration of a particular State or public officer;
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Commission on the review of pensions payable to holders of public offices;
  • Responsible for administration and management of the Secretariat resources including staff.
  • Be the Accounting Officer of the Commission.

    Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the social sciences from a university recognized in Kenya ;
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Management, Human Resources Management, Economics, Law , Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten years proven experience at management level in either; human resources management, financial management or public Administration, five (5) of which must be at top management level in a large organization
  • Meet the requirement of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six of the Constitution and demonstrate compliance to the Public Service Values and Principles as defined by the Constitution;
  • Be conversant with public service policies and practices on remuneration systems;
  • Have good understanding of Kenyan and international labour laws; and
  • Demonstrate competence and capability in handling remuneration matters

    Personal qualities and competences

  • Organizational, managerial and analytical skills.
  • Integrity and commitment to results.
  • Leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Self-motivated with capacity to work in a demanding, dynamic and fast paced environment.

    Duration of Service: The Secretary shall hold office for a term of five (5) years renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance.

    Interested candidates may submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials together with clearance certificates from HELB, CID, KRA, EACC and Credit Reference Bureau in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for post of Commission Secretary” on or before 26th November 2014 to;

    The Chairperson,
    Salaries and Remuneration Commission,
    P.O Box 43126-00100,
    Nairobi.
    Email: chairperson@src.go.ke

    Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nzoia Water Services Technical Manager, Regional Managers and Procurement / Purchasing Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd (NZOWASCO) is a limited liability company providing water and sewerage services within the jurisdiction of Kitale Town (Trans Nzoia County) and Bungoma, Webuye, Kimili towns (Bungoma County).

    The company is in the process of strengthening its workforce and seeks to fill the following positions.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidates must demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity, high integrity, ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively; a strategic thinker with an eye for detail.

    1) Technical Manager

    The main purpose of the position is to:

  • Direct, coordinate, control and manage the company’s operations and maintenance of infrastructure in order to supply water and sanitation services to the required standards and in compliance with company policy while meeting cost and other service delivery targets.
  • Develop departmental policies, plans strategies and action plans that are in keeping with overall company mission and objectives;
  • Provide high quality water to domestic, commercial and industrial customers;
  • Develop customer focus to provision of service by maintaining good working relations with customers;
  • Manage the company’s assets such as plant, machinery through effective maintenance programme;
  • Liaise with consultants, contractors and other relevant professionals in infrastructure development;
  • Ensure development of departmental staff by training and motivation.

    Qualifications / Experience:

  • B. Tech, BSc./B.Eng. (Civil & structural, mechanical,water or water related) degree or its equivalent.
  • MBA, M.A in project management, MSc Engineering or international experience is an added advantage.
  • Registrable/Registered engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position in service related operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    2) Regional Managers

    Key Roles

  • Overall management of Regional Water and Sanitation Systems – water treatment and distribution, operations and maintenance
  • Human Resources and financial management
  • Customer care motivation of staff working under you and logistical management
  • Public relations, billing and collection, etc

    Qualifications

  • B.Tech, BSc./B.Eng. (Civil & structural, mechanical ,water or water related), BBM and B.Com degree or its equivalent.
  • Higher National Diploma in water engineering. MBA in project management, MSc
  • Engineering or international experience is an added advantage.
  • Registrable/Registered with their relevant professional bodies
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar position in service related operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate in relevant engineering packages and other ICT skills

    3) Procurement / Purchasing Officer

    Reporting to the person in charge of Procurement Department

    Key Responsibilities Are:

  • Implementation of procurement policies and procedures
  • Managing supplies and logistic function of the company’s cluster areas and head office in line with Area and departmental budgets
  • Coordination, and dispatch of the procured materials
  • Assist in preparation of bidding documents
  • Stock control, stock taking and verification of assets
  • Disposal of surplus, obsolete and unserviceable items

    Qualifications / Experience:

  • A Bachelors degree in related field or Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies with
  • 5 years’ experience at a senior level in supplies and procurement
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Experience in computerized accounting will be an added advantage
  • Remuneration for all the above posts is negotiable and will be market based.

    If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, send your application, copies of certificates and detailed CV with two referees, including last or current employer, indicating current and expected remuneration package and daytime telephone contacts by 28th November, 2014.

    This to be addressed to:

    The Managing Director
    Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd
    P. O. Box 1010-50200
    Webuye, Kenya


    Wamy High School Teachers and School Nurse Jobs in Kenya

    Wamy High School 1. Teachers

    We are looking for experienced persons to join our institution as teachers for the following subjects; Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, Geography, Business Studies, I.R.E and Arabic

    The eligible persons should have the following requirements:

    a) A Bachelor of Education Degree or a Bachelor of Science of Arts Degree plus a PGDE with two teaching subjects.

    b) A Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution.

    c) Must be registered by T.S.C

    d) Minimum of five years’ experience in a reputable school. KNEC examiners will have added advantage.

    2. School Nurse

  • Must be a registered nurse.
  • P1 teachers with five years’ experience and registered by T.S.C

    Application together with detailed CV should be sent to the following address:

    Principal, Wamy High School,
    P.O Box 70541- 00400,
    Nairobi.
    Email: wamyhighschool@yahoo.com Closing Date: 31st Dec 2014


    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Job Vacancy

    The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established under the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 and re-established under the Civil Aviation Act, 2013, “to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective civil aviation system in Kenya”, with a Vision “to be a model of excellence in civil aviation”.

    Its functions, among others, is to provide air navigation services and to regulate the civil aviation industry in Kenya.

    KCAA is seeking to recruit a Director General with exceptional leadership and strategic skills and exposure to the aviation industry.

    The Director General will be the Chief Executive of the Authority and responsible for the management and administrative activities of KCAA.

    In addition, the Director General will be the principal advisor to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for civil aviation, on matters affecting civil aviation development and practice.

    Key responsibilities

  • Interpreting and implementing Government civil aviation policy and programmes;
  • Coordinating regional and international civil aviation plans and programmes;
  • Ensuring safe and efficient management of aviation systems in Kenya and their compliance with relevant Conventions and Treaties;
  • Developing and recommending to the Board long term strategies, business plans and operating budgets;
  • Providing leadership and ensuring implementation of the Authority’s corporate policies and programmes; and
  • Ensuring continuous achievement of the Authority’s financial and operating goals and objectives.

    Key Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree from a recognized university in any of the following fields: Civil Aviation, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Management or Law;
  • Membership in a professional body will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 15 years’ work experience, 5 of which should be at senior management level in a large organization;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in either management, operations or regulation in the aviation sector or the public sector;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in aviation;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic management, including planning, goal setting, implementation and evaluation;
  • Exceptional leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to deal with local, regional and international organizations that contribute to the success of the Authority; and
  • Knowledge of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations, procedures and practices.
  • In addition to the above qualifications, candidates are expected to possess good communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, organizational and team building capabilities and be of high professional and ethical standing.

    Further, the Civil Aviation Act, 2013, Section 19 (4) requires the candidates to:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • The successful candidate will be offered the position of Director General on a three years’ contract renewable for one further term of three years.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria above, please submit your application letter stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail address, telephone contacts and full contact details of three professional referees, together with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials, quoting reference number KCAA/DG/01.14 on both letter and envelope, to reach us by Friday, 5th December, 2014.

    The application should be addressed to:

    The Board Chairman
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
    KAA Complex, 1st Floor, Room 67
    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
    P.O Box 30163 - 00100
    Nairobi

    You should also submit clearances from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) plus a certificate of good conduct.

    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Jobs in Kenya

    Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya) is an indigenous Kenyan Development Agency.

    For the past 20 years the NGO has enabled achievement of improved livelihoods for more than 500,000 families in Eleven (11) counties.

    Development work among rural small scale farmers is ongoing in Rift Valley, Central, Eastern and coast Regions.

    To continue building of its technical base, several opportunities have emerged for which qualified personnel are being sought as shown below:

    1. Manager – Agriculture Training and Extension

    2. Programme Officer – Technical Training & Research (TTR)

    General Professional Qualifications for position 1 and 2

    1. Be a holder of Diploma, Degree in General Agriculture with a specific bias in Sustainable Agriculture (SA)

    2. With ten (10) years and above experience in project implementation among rural small –holder farmers (in the area of crops, livestock, water, value addition, Rural savings & Credit Schemes, Renewable Energy e,t.c )

    3. Has proven experience and has been a successful fundraiser through writing winning Project Proposals.

    Ability to use other methods of resource mobilization to implement projects.

    4. High levels of ability to interpret Project documents, translate the objectives to activities, implement activities and carry out formative and summative evaluations.

    Submit technical reports based on achievement of objectives and impact.

    5. A Self driven person with an achievers, attitude, creative, able to travel for distant official missions good interpersonal working skills, A go getter person.

    6. Experience in working with an NGO for at least 3 years will be an added advantage.

    Specific Tasks and Obligations Position (1)

    Reporting to the Executive Director:

    1. The applicant has to have proven experience in leading a team of technical field officers and ensure they achieve targets sets up in strategies and Annual plans.

    2. With proven ability to implement Community Based projects with components being ,mixed farming, pastorists, irrigations, water harvesting , value chains agriculture policies e.t.c

    3. They have a wide scope of Agriculture and Development at Global platform and be able to interpret such dynamics and act at local and regional levels.

    Specific Tasks and Obligations Position (2)

    1. Identify shortcomings within the principles and practices of Sustainable Agriculture (SA) as a tool of development, design intervention strategies implement the strategies and record the outputs, outcomes and impact of the interventions.

    2. Design, execute, evaluate and report thematic courses Workshops, Seminars and symposia in the area of Sustainable Agriculture and Development.

    3. Co-ordinate execution of training curricula for students undertaking certificate and Diploma courses in SA and Development.

    4. Design practical training aids for students as in cropping demonstrations Plots Livestock units Renewable Energy, community level student attachments e.t.c

    3. Human Resource Officer

    Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director

    General Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management or a Bachelor’s in a Business Management course, Human Resource option.
  • Five years work experience on Human Resource Management issues
  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of Labour laws and other statutes touching on Personnel matters.
  • Packages in line with his/her profession
  • Skills in Human Resource Management.
  • Competent in reports writing and good communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and other computer packages relevant to his/ her profession.

    Specific Tasks and Obligations

  • To be responsible of keeping and updating all staff records.
  • Liaising with the respective managers on staff status and follow up on appropriate actions required in regard to the different categories of staff.

  • This to encompass working with Managers during recruitment, giving feedback to interviewees and any other matters touching on organizational human resource

    Applications to be accompanied by a C.V and indicating Current or previous salary to reach the undersigned on or before Wednesday 26th November 2014.

    If you will not have heard from us by Thursday, 15th January 2015 kindly consider your application unsuccessful

    Executive Director
    SACDEP – Kenya
    P. O. Box 1134 – 01000
    Thika


    IMA World Health HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Specialist

    HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Specialist

    The USAID-funded Kenya Afya Jijini (Nairobi) and Pwani (Coastal) Program will strengthen health and human capacity and increase overall health services through the expansion of quality HIV/AIDS services, focused Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning (FP); increasing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Nutrition services and finally by strengthening County Health Systems.

    The HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Specialist will provide leadership in areas of care and treatment, testing and counseling, technical expertise grounded in clinical experience and a knowledge of public health, designing and integrating HIV/AIDS care and treatment support programs.

    Duties:

  • Contribute technical leadership to the design, implementation and monitoring of the HIV/AIDS care and treatment component of the project.
  • Provide oversight and assistance in achieving technical and operational deliverables.
  • Provide technical quality assurance for HIV/AIDS project components.
  • Represent the project as technical expert in HIV care and treatment with donors and partners.
  • Engage with project partners to provide technical guidance on HIV/AIDS case management and systems.
  • Participate in drafting, reviewing and approving scopes of work and other related technical documents as they relate to project activities.
  • Ensure that HIV prevention activities are culturally appropriate and are carried out with community and youth involvement, and using participatory methods.
  • Supervise technical staff.

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Physician with clinical experience in HIV/AIDS health care and treatment.
  • Prior experience designing, implementing and managing donor-funded HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international care and treatment guidelines and PEPFAR indicators.
  • Ability to successfully represent the project as technical expert with senior level representatives and high level government, NGO, multilateral and bilateral organizations.
  • Strong technical experience in several of the following areas preferred: care and treatment, HIV prevention, counseling and testing, PMTCT, working with key populations.
  • Prior experience managing USAID HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Previous long-term work experience in Africa.
  • Proven track record of developing relationships and working successfully with major international health donors (USAID, CDC, etc.) and potential partners.
  • Prior experience managing client relationships, reporting, work planning, financial management, and overall program implementation.
  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply:

    All interested persons should please send CV as an attachment to the following email address: douglasbennink@imaworldhealth.org

    Closing Date: 31st Dec 2014


    Kagumo High School Driver, Cateress and Store-Keeper Jobs in Kenya

    Kagumo High School Board of Management wishes to advertise for the following posts.

    The applicants must be self-motivated, ready to work for extra hours with minimum supervision and be persons of high professional integrity:

    1. School Driver

  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ and above.
  • Must have a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Possess a Valid Driving Licence Class “B C E”.
  • Be aged between 30 and 35 years.
  • At least 5 years working experience preferably in an educational institution.

    2. Caterers

  • KCSE Mean Grade C and above.
  • Must have a Diploma in Food and Beverages and other relevant qualifications.
  • Be aged between 25 and 35 years.
  • Be Computer literate in relevant packages.
  • At least 3 years working experience preferably in an educational institution.

    3. Store-Keeper

  • KCSE Mean Grade C and above.
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies and Store Management and other relevant qualifications.
  • Be aged between 25 and 35 years.
  • Be Computer literate in relevant packages.
  • At least 3 years working experience preferably in an educational institution.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send their own handwritten applications, Copy of I.D. Card, updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned to reach him not later than 27th November, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    The Secretary, Board of Management
    Kagumo High School
    P.O. Box 69 – 10102,
    Kiganjo
    Email: kagumoh@gmail.com


    Kisii County Jobs in Kenya

    The Kisii County Public service Board Wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per Section 45, 50, 51, 58 and 63 of the County Government Act of 2012.

    Medical Specialists and Medical Officers 26

    1. Medical Specialist

    JG ‘P/Q’

    (16 Posts)

    1. Anesthesiologists - 2 Posts

    2. Orthopedic Surgeons - 1 Post

    3. Otolaryngologist (ENT) - 1 Post

    4. Pathologist - 1 Post

    5. Radiologists - 1 Post

    6. Urologist - 1 Post

    7. Maxillofacial surgeons - 1 Post

    8. Oncologists - 1 Post

    9. Physicians - 2 Posts

    10. Ophthalmologists - 1 Post

    11. Cardio-thoracic surgeons - 1 Post

    12. Obstetrician / Gynecologist - 2 Posts

    13. Dermatologist - 1 Post

    The medical specialist will be responsible to the county Medical Director of Health.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The specific duties will be to oversee service delivery in the following areas, among others:

  • Diagnose and/or treat cases.
  • Provide expert opinions in case management.
  • Provide expert opinions on assessment and attainability.
  • Advise on specialised medical problems and medical administrative problems.
  • Teach within the confines of the speciality.
  • Manage and control a special unit when necessary.

    Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be a holder of basic degree in medicine and surgery (MBCHB)
  • Must have obtained a postgraduate degree in a branch of medical study approved by the Board from a recognised university (MMED)
  • Have other qualifications which, in the opinion of the Board, are appropriate to the duties of his/her office.
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the county Government’s Mandate, health policies, Vision, Mission as well as vision 2030
  • Demonstrate understanding of the commitment to the national values and principles of the Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Article 10 and 232
  • Have capacity to understand multitasks within strict timelines.
  • Be proficient in computer skills

    2. Medical Officers

    JG ‘M/N’

    (10 Posts)

    The Medical Officer will be responsible to the County Medical Director of Health.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The specific duties will be to oversee service delivery in the following areas, among others:

  • Clinical management of patients
  • Conduct ward rounds
  • Supervise and develop junior staff
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a Bachelors’ Degree in medicine and surgery
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the county Government’s Mandate, health policies, Vision, Mission well as vision 2030
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the national values and principles of the Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Article 10 and 232
  • Have capacity to understand multi tasks within strict timelines
  • Be proficient in computer skill

    3. Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

    a). Deputy Director Roads

    JG ‘Q’

    (1 Post)

    Roads and Transport

    Reporting to the Director Roads, the Deputy Director Roads will be responsible for:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director, the Deputy Director will be answerable to the respective for the following tasks:

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plan, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programs and activities. Organization, direction, control and the co-ordination of the tasks of the division.
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the division.
  • Handling administrative, human resource and asset management issues.
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in Public Service or the Private Sector.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the county development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.

    b). Senior Fire and Safety Officer

    JG ‘L’

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to interim town Administrator, the core purpose of this position is to ensure that the Kisii County Fire and Rescue Services Unit fully discharge statutory duties.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and supervision of the unit programs and activities
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to rescue service operations
  • Coordinate the risk and regulatory services of the Kisii County including fire and rescue and emergency planning
  • Ensuring the Fire and Rescue Unit fulfills its statutory responsibilities and meets the county needs
  • Directing and managing the operations of the fire and rescue Service to ensure it realizing the highest operations standards and delivers efficiency
  • Leading the development of the Fire and Rescue Service emergency preparedness plans
  • Building Capacity of staff in the Unit for realization of the capacities and resiliencies necessary for responding to major incidents such as fire, accidents and natural disasters
  • Leading the development and delivery of Fire Preventive, legislative protection, and Response strategies, to reduce the incidence and resulting loss from fire
  • Identifying potential safety or fire hazards and taking action to eliminate them.
  • Assures that fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinklers systems and fire hydrants are in in operating condition.
  • Plans, Organizes and conducts fire and emergency response drills for the unit staff to ensure enhanced preparedness
  • Coordinating employee safety and accident prevention programs, and preliminary investigation of employees accidents at the work place.
  • Organizes training on first aid application for the Unit staff and ensuring that the first kit are complete and upto date
  • Developing and maintaining strategic partnership relationship with key stakeholders to support delivery of the fire and rescue services.
  • Promote and maintain collaboration with key partners including the police and Health.
  • Setting performance indicators for the unit and ensuring all staff understand them for the effective delivery of services
  • Monitoring standards of service delivery to ensure achievement of the performance indicators and desired and desired performance of the unit.
  • Ensuring that realistic care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare for all staff and other persons during delivery of services.
  • Preparation of the incident reports for the unit and county government.
  • Any other duties as allocated from time to time.

    Requirement for appointment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Diploma/Certificate in occupational Health and Safety will be an added advantage
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience
  • Substantial and current post qualification experience of working in a Fire and Rescue services
  • Considerable experience of contingency and emergency planning
  • Ability to audit fire safety and rescue arrangements
  • Excellent understanding of current legislation practices related to fire and rescue services as well as emergencies
  • Experience of producing written reports and statistical information using IT Software’s
  • Ability to plan, organize and communicate effectively.

    c).Interim Town Administrator

    JG ‘P’

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the interim town Administrator will be responsible for:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and Supervision of the Town’s programs and activities.
  • Initiate the development of policies and plans for use within the town
  • Coordinate development and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities of public services
  • Facilitation and coordination of citizen participation in the development of policies and plan and delivery of services.
  • Staff supervision, training, monitoring and evaluation of performance
  • Coordinate implementation and evaluation of the town’s integrated strategic urban development plan, programs and projects in collaboration with other department and stakeholders.
  • Initiation and drafting of the town’s procedures and policies
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Handling administrative, human resources and assets management issues.
  • Preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the town’s information and reports.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruitment and staff development.

    Requirement for appointment

  • Be a Citizen of Kenya;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent
  • Proven experience of not less than five (5) years in administration or management either in the public or private sector.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, County Development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Be a computer literate

    d). Interim Deputy Town Administrator

    JG ‘N’

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Interim Town Administrator, the interim deputy town Administrator will be responsible for:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the traffic flow in urban areas
  • Reorganization of parking and hawking activities in urban areas,
  • Assisting to coordinate citizens participation in the development of policies and plans and service delivery,
  • Preparation and management of duty roasters for fire and emergency response departments,
  • Coordinating the Integrated urban areas cleaning program,
  • Participates in the preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets,
  • Monitoring implementation of work plans and preparing status reports,
  • Liaising with Kenya Police to enforce traffic and other laws applicable to urban areas,
  • Performing duties of the Interim town Administrator in his/her absence.

    Requirement for appointments

  • Be a citizen of Kenya,
  • Bachelor`s degree from a University recognized in Kenya,
  • Proven experience of not less than five years in administration or management either in the public or private sector,
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of devolution, County development objectives and vision 2030,
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation,
  • Be strategic thinker and result oriented,
  • Be computer literate.

    e). Urban Development Engineer

    JG ‘N’

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director of Urban Development, the Urban Development Engineer will be responsible for coordinating development of the urban areas infrastructure.

    The key responsibilities are

  • Preparation of specifications, designs, constructing and maintaining streets walkways, street lighting, water supply networks, sewers, urban solid waste management and disposal,
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labour to determine project feasibility,
  • Developing specifications, design, constructing and maintaining public parks and motor cycle paths,
  • Coordinating, designing , construction and maintenance of urban roads and drainage systems,
  • Working with relevant sectors to manage the underground utility networks for urban areas local distribution networks of electrical and communications services, Optimization of garbage collection and bus park services networks,
  • Participation in Development control activities in all urban areas within the County
  • Liaise with other engineers, Public Health department and other ministries in promoting good practice
  • Manage and direct staff members and the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site
  • Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to managers
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards,
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, performances, environmental impact statements or property and right-of-way descriptions,
  • Carry out a review of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess potential project impact,
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference pints, marks, or elevations to guide construction,
  • Plan and design transportation systems following government standards,
  • Coordinate, develop and prepare engineering terms of reference and tender documents,
  • Perform liaison duties with various interest groups to minimize potential disruption.

    Requirement for Appointment

  • Be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Bachelor`s degree in Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Have relevant work experience of not less than five years in the public service or the private sector.
  • Be registered member of a professional body such as Engineers Board of Kenya and has valid membership for the current year
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflection in work performance and results
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and vision 2030
  • Be a computer literate
  • Ability to communicate effectively ,both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with Contractors, consultants, property owners and the general public

    f). Assistant Director - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    JG ‘P’

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director of Physical Planning and Urban Development, the Assistant Director-GIS will be responsible for:

  • Planning ,organizing, implementing and communicating the GIS activities in the County
  • Performing complex cadastral and GIS data maintenance, manipulation, analysis, extraction and generation assignments;
  • Designing, implementing, and testing configuration changes in packaged software
  • Creating and maintaining files of digital pictures of streets and street problems for department use;
  • Coding and digitizing maps and geographical feature data into various layers ;
  • Preparing projects and data for archival storage;
  • Managing GIS records and inventory;
  • Documenting and filing data source and map files for future reference;
  • Responding to requests from various county departments for mapping data;
  • Responding to emergency mapping and information requests
  • Preparing, planning, producing, maintaining and updating a variety of maps, drawings, plans and other graphic representations
  • Displaying layers and attribute data from databases, using cartographic techniques to represent spatial data;
  • Developing and maintaining data layers, using GIS tools, CAD tools and relational databases;
  • Performing detailed spatial analysis including notifications, buffering, and zone consolidation;
  • Manipulating images for electronic mapping; enters attribute data pertaining to specific features into a relational database;
  • Incorporating maps, charts, date files, spreadsheet data, documentation and text into reports.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Bachelor`s Degree with major in GIS, or computer science or a closely related subject from a University recognized in Kenya
  • GISP certification or GIS certificate.
  • Have a relevant experience of not less than five years (5) in the Public Service.
  • Thorough understanding of GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, AutoCAD suit, MS vision and applications of MS office suit
  • Ability to plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS and its related applications to meet Kisii County mapping and customer service objectives, including developing long-range GIS system goals.
  • Able to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines
  • Ability to train others in the in the use of GIS applications
  • Able to organize, plan and complete projects efficiently
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and effectively with project teams including user representative and outside resources and other encountered in the course of work.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work

    g). Director of Housing

    JG ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    The Director of Housing will be answerable to the Chief Officer and will be responsible for the following tasks:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staff supervision, training, monitoring and evaluation of performance
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the Department`s strategic plan, programs and project in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.
  • Planning and supervision of the departments programs and activities.
  • Organization, Direction and co-ordination of the tasks of the department.
  • Initiation and drafting of the department`s procedures and policies pertaining to housing, programs and staff management
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the housing department in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Handling administrative, human resource and asset management issues.
  • Preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the department`s information and reports
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bachelor`s degree in Architecture or relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya
  • A Master`s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Have relevant work experience of not less than seven (7) years in the public service
  • Be a registered member of a professional body such as the Architectural Association of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and vision 2030
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity
  • Be computer literate.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials.

    They should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position/specific area you are applying for to reach on or before 26th November, 2014, and be addressed to:

    The Secretary Kisii County Public Service Board P.O Box 4550-40200, Kisii, Kenya Or through email as follows: psb@kisii.go.ke

    Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Kisii Public Service Board offices situated at Mwalimu House 3rd Floor

    Kisii County is an equal opportunity employer


    So They Can (STC) Village Director and House Mothers Jobs in Kenya

    Rewarding Career Opportunities

    (1) Village Director – 1 position

    (2) House Mothers – 15 positions

    So They Can (STC) – Kenya is a chapter of STC based in Australia.

    As an NGO, STC is committed to empowering communities in Africa to realize their full potential through the initiative of various projects.

    We work in areas of education, child care, health, and micro-finance and social businesses.

    STC-Kenya is currently recruiting the Village Director to manage the Holding Hands Children’s Home (HHCH) which caters for 120 orphaned and vulnerable children in accordance with STC policy requirements.

    The Village Director will be instrumental in coordinating, supporting and fast tracking the transition process of HHCH to a family model home village in early 2015.

    He will work with the Country Projects Supervisor and other HHCH staff as appropriate, developing and operating the facility using world’s best practice.

    We are looking for a dedicated and qualified professional with several years management experience in similar organizations.

    The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of a bachelors degree, be computer literate, fluent in English and Kiswahili and most of all must be passionate about the future well being of the children of Kenya.

    The successfully applicant will be required to live on site at the village, close to Nakuru.

    We are also recruiting 15 house mothers.

    The Holding Hands Children’s Village Mother will be responsible for the care and development of the children within her Holding Hands Children’s Village family.

    She provides them with the affection and sense of security, which every child needs, for sound development.

    In all aspects of the children’s upbringing, she fulfils the role of mother, guiding and supporting each child according to his individual needs.

    This is a long term career engagement which requires commitment, dedication and passion.

    If you feel you fit the required qualification and experience for the above positions, please check the job details on So They Can (STC) Village Director and House Mothers Jobs in Kenya.

    The closing date for application is 28th November, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    International NGO Safety Organisation INSO Kenya-Safety Advisor

    INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts.

    INSO Kenya aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs operating throughout the country.

    We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Safety Advisor (SA) who will based out of the INSO Central Region Office located in Nairobi.

    The Safety Advisor leads the delivery of INSO’s core support services in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong technical security background with an appreciation and understanding of NGO principles and approaches.

    This Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1 year (renewable) term with an anticipated starting date of the 1st of December 2014.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Establish and maintain an active information source network which includes, but is not limited to, NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  • Write comprehensive bi-weekly reports on the provincial and regional security context as it relates to NGOs, generate weekly regional incident listings, and produce daily flash alerts (as required).
  • Facilitate weekly NGO security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in evacuation planning.
  • Manage a small operational team within the regional office including supervising national staff and oversight of some local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

    Mandatory Requirements: (Applicants MUST have all these)

  • Exemplary command of the English language (written and spoken). Graduate level education (BA/BSc or equivalent military college) in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in an insecure/post conflict environment.
  • Proven writing and analytical skills (sample requested).
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.

    Preferred Characteristics: (Applicants SHOULD have 1 or more of these)

  • One or more years of experience in Kenya (in any capacity).
  • Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  • Existing information networks and local language skills.
  • Experience in staff capacity development and training.
  • Formal training qualifications (HEAT, K&R, Personal Security, etc.).

    For more information please visit the INSO website here; INSO Jobs

    How to Apply:

    Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org no later than 17:00GMT on the 1st of December 2014 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor-Kenya’ in the subject line of your email.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

    Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page maximum).

    Up to date CV (5 page maximum).

    One relevant and substantive writing sample in English which demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum).

    Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.


    Kenyatta University Jobs

    A. School of Pure and Applied Sciences

    a). Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences

    i. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Statistics/ Actuarial Sciences from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    ii. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Statistics/ Actuarial Sciences from a recognized University
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree

    b). Physics Department

    Kitui Campus

    i. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Physics from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    ii. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Physics from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree

    2. School of Education

    Early Childhood Studies Departments

    Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of University teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as a full - time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops

    Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full time Lecturer
  • Three (3) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    v. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in the field of Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree

    3. School of Business

    Accounting $ Finance Department

    i. Lecturer

    (Main, Nakuru, Kericho and Kitui Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Accounting/ Finance from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Masters Degree in Accounting/ Finance from a recognized University
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as CPA, CISA, ACCA, CIMA or CFA

    ii. Tutorial Fellow

    (Main and Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Accounting/ Finance from a recognized University
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as CPA, CISA, ACCA, CIMA or CFA

    4. School of Economics

    Department of Applied Economics

    i. Lecturer

    (Main, City, Nakuru, Nyeri, Mombasa and Kitui Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Economics from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Masters Degree in Economics from a recognized University
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    ii. Tutorial Fellow

    (Main, City, Nakuru, Nyeri, Mombasa and Kitui Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Economics from a recognized University
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree

    5. School of Hospitality and Tourism

    Department of Tourism Management

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of University teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as a full - time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or Workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full time Lecturer
  • Three (3) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or Workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow/ Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    v. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognized University
  • Willing to register for PhD Degree

    6. Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance $ Development)

    Common Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations and Procedures
  • Must be a registered member of KISM
  • Computer literate
  • Working knowledge of computer software like Sage, Accpac or ERP will be an added advantage
  • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour

    a) Procurement Department

    i. Procurement Officer – Grade 11 (Re-advertisement)

    (Main Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/Supplies & Materials Management /Business/Economics or related field from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • Masters Degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, two (2) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a public institution

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement and enforce regulations and policies on procurement management
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies
  • Implement best practice procurement procedures, prepare and manage the procurement budget, establish supplier selection and evaluation guidelines, foster supportive relationships with key suppliers and provide leadership to the procurement team

    ii. Stock Controller – Grade 11

    (Main Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/Supplies & Materials Management /Business/Economics or related field from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • Masters Degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, two (2) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a public institution

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management of stock to ensure goods are replenished on time to avoid stock outs
  • Safeguarding the stock control levels i.e. Re-order levels, Maximum levels, Minimum levels
  • Ensure no over-stocking to avoid tying funds and risk of stock obsolescence
  • Coordinating with the user departments to identify purchase needs of non-stock items
  • Maintenance of the stock records and accountability of stocks
  • Advise the University on all stock matters
  • Ensure data entry and printing of relevant reports
  • Ensure regular stock counts are carried out to identify likely problems in good time

    iii. Management Inspection/ Compliance Officer – Grade 11

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/Supplies & Materials Management /Business/Economics or related field from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • Masters Degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, two (2) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a public institution
  • Experience in Procurement Management Inspection, Audit or Compliance will have an added advantage

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To audit the Procurement process from the time any need is identified to the time the item has been disposed off
  • To prepare Procurement Inspection/ Compliance Reports
  • To report any non-conformity of the laid down procedures
  • To advice and train all the other University Departments on proper procurement procedures

    v. Assistant Procurement Officer – Grade E/F (Re-advertisement)

    (Main Campus & North Coast Beach Hotel)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/ Supplies & Materials Management/ Business/ Economics or any relevant Degree
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • At least four (4) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, two (2) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a public institution
  • Must have worked in a hotel industry for at least one (1) year (applies to North Coast Beach Hotel)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and process purchase requisitions from use departments/sections
  • Consult with the Procurement Manager to assist user departments in getting specifications and terms of reference right
  • Receive and review requisitions for clarity, adequate specifications to ensure that bidders will be able to respond to the quotations appropriately
  • Consolidate and prepare proposals for recommendations for award for assigned requisitions
  • Prepare procurement transactions and provide a liaison link between suppliers and user departments
  • Provide support in the negotiation of contractual agreement with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, lowest total cost, security of supplies and the deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities are secured
  • Ensure that internal customers and suppliers relationships are maintained well for the procurement category to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
  • Finalize purchase orders, files and archiving documents
  • Engage suppliers on performance issues and provide feedback
  • Update and maintain records of all the Procurement transactions

    Assistant Procurement Officer – Grade C/D (Re-advertisement)

    (Kericho, Dadaab, Kitui and Main Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/ Supplies & Materials Management/ Business/ Economics or any relevant Degree
  • Must have a Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, one (1) of which must be in a public institution

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and process purchase requisitions from use departments/sections
  • Consult with the Procurement Manager to assist user departments in getting specifications and terms of reference right
  • Receive and review requisitions for clarity, adequate specifications to ensure that bidders will be able to respond to the quotations appropriately
  • Consolidate and prepare proposals for recommendations for award for assigned requisitions.
  • Prepare procurement transactions and provide a liaison link between suppliers and user departments.
  • Provide support in the negotiation of contractual agreement with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, lowest total cost, security of supplies and the deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities are secured
  • Ensure that internal customers and suppliers relationships are maintained well for the procurement category to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
  • Finalize purchase orders, files and archiving documents
  • Engage suppliers on performance issues and provide feedback
  • Update and maintain records of all the Procurement transactions

    Assistant Procurement Officer – Grade A/B

    (NCBH, Kitui, Daadab, Kericho and Embu Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Procurement/ Supplies and Logistics from a recognized institution preferably from KNEC or CIPS
  • At least three (3) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, one (1) of which must be in a public institution

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and process purchase requisitions from user Departments/ Sections
  • Receive and review requisitions for clarity, adequate specifications to ensure that bidders will be able to respond to the quotations appropriately
  • Consolidate and prepare proposals for recommendations for award to assigned requisitions
  • Ensure that internal customer and supplier relationship is well maintained for the procurement category to deliver breakthrough performances in cost, service and quality
  • Finalize purchase orders, file and archive documents
  • Engage suppliers on performance issues and provide feedback
  • Up-date and maintain records of all the procurement transactions

    b). University Stores

    i. Stores $ Suppliers Officers – Grade E/F (Main Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/ Supplies & Materials Management/ Business, Economics or any relevant Degree
  • Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • At least four (4) years experience in Stores and Supplies Management, two (2) of which at a Senior Management level in a public institution

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Head University Stores
  • Supervise and allocate staff duties
  • Ensure compliance to the PPDA of 2005, PPDR of 2006 and any other internally set procedures in receiving, accepting and issuing of materials

    ii. Senior Stores Assistant - Grade C/D (Main Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management/ Supplies & Materials Management/ Business, Economics or any relevant Degree
  • Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in Stores and Supplies Management, one (1) of which should be in a public institution

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Stores & Supplies Officer
  • Supervise and allocate staff duties
  • Ensure that the store is in good and secure condition for storage
  • Verify that goods received are as per the specification, and that the laid down procedure for receiving goods is followed
  • Ensure proper records are maintained
  • Determine and maintain recorded stock level, lead time, buffers stock and safety stock levels
  • Raise purchase requests as and when required to ensure agreed customer service level is maintained
  • Undertake stock taking, reconcile physical stock and stock ledger balances, and raise monthly reports on obsolete, slow moving and damaged stock
  • Any other duties allocated by the Head University Stores

    Stores Assistant - Grade A/B (Re-advertised)

    (Main, Mombasa, Kitui, Kericho, Nakuru, Nyeri, Embu and Dadaab Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Procurement/ Supplies and Logistics from a recognized institution preferably from KNEC or CIPS
  • At least three (3) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, one (1) of which should be in a public institution

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Senior Store Assistant
  • Ensure that the Stores Requisition have the necessary authorization and approval
  • Maintain and update Stock Ledgers
  • Costing of stores requisition from Departments
  • Ensure stocks are kept at optimal levels
  • Verify issues and receipts of stocks
  • Raise Stock Received Notes and Stock Return Notes
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Stores Assistant

    7. Directorate Of University Health Services (Kitui Campus)

    i. Registered Nurse – Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/ KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) Diploma from a recognized institution
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Proficient in Ms Office Suite
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience in Reproductive Health & Emergency Care
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience in a busy hospital

    Clinical Officer – Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/ KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Worked in a busy National/Provincial/ District/ Mission/ Private Hospital or Government Health Centre at least three (3) years
  • Registered by Clinical Officers Council
  • Computer literate

    B. School of Engineering

    1. Department of Electronic and Electronics Engineering

    Programme: Biomedical Engineering

    Areas of Specialization

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Bio-signals and systems
  • Medical imaging and Sensing
  • Bio Mechanics

    i. Full Professor

    ii. Associate Professor

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    iv. Lecturer

    2. Department of Civil Engineering

    a). Programme: Bio systems and Agricultural Engineering

    Areas of Specialization

  • Power and Machinery
  • Irrigation and Water Resources
  • Food and Bio-processing
  • Farm Structures

    i. Full Professor

    ii. Associate Professor

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    iv. Lecturer

    b). Programme: Petroleum Engineering

  • Oil Field Engineering
  • Oil-Gas Development Engineering
  • Oil-Gas Drilling Engineering
  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

    i. Full Professor

    ii.Associate Professor

    iii.Senior Lecturer

    iv.Lecturer

    For more information on job details, see; School of Engineering Job Vacancies

    C. School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development

    Kenyatta University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants for vacant positions in the Department of Agricultural Resource Management.

    a). Department of Agricultural Resource Management

    1. Senior Laboratory Technologist (Animal Science) - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • BSc/ Higher National Diploma (HND)in Animal Production/ Analytical Chemistry from a recognised Institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a feed analysis Laboratory
  • Computer literate

    2. Senior Laboratory Technologist (Soil & Plant Analysis) - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • BSc/ Higher National Diploma (HND)in Analytical Chemistry from a recognised Institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy soil and plant analysis Laboratory
  • Computer literate

    3. Technologist (Animal Science) - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Animal Health and Production or Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognised Institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a veterinary Laboratory
  • Computer literate

  • Experience in animal diagnosis methods

    4. Laboratory Technician (Soil & Plant Analysis) - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from a recognised Institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy soil and plant analysis Laboratory
  • Computer literate

    Duties and Responsibilities for the above Three Positions:

  • Prepare, conduct and supervise practical classes
  • Participate in research and students projects
  • Service and maintain laboratory equipment

    5. Technician - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Animal Health and Production from a recognised Institution
  • At least two (2) years experience in animal teaching and research Laboratory or farm
  • Computer literate

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare practical classes (laboratory and farm)
  • Maintenance of laboratory solutions, equipments and apparatus
  • Ensure health and proper feed of animals

    6. Livestock Attendant - (Grade III/ IV)

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/ K.C.S.E mean grade D (plain) and above
  • At least three (3) years experience in handling livestock
  • Certificate in the relevant field will be an added advantage

    For more information on job details, see; School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development Job Vacancies

    4. Kenyatta University Television and Radio Services (KUTV & RS)

    Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and qualified individuals to fill up the following competitive positions in the University’s broadcasting division, KUTV & Radio Services.

    a). TV Producer / Director

    Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Communication / Media Studies / Broadcast Journalism or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience as a Chief TV Producer / Director
  • Knowledge of broadcast regulations, rules and guidelines as well as technical and production standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Initiative, be a team player and self motivated
  • Proficiency in computer use and applications

    b).News Reporter

    Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years’ experience as a Reporter
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent understanding of journalistic standards and media laws
  • Thorough knowledge of current affairs
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure, react quickly and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of television production techniques in the field
  • Ability to present news on television/ radio
  • Clear broadcast voice

    c). TV Presentation Editor

    Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years work experience as a TV Presentation Editor
  • Ability to work long and odd hours
  • Skills and experience in preparing TV Daily Transmission Schedule (DTS)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • High degree of integrity

    d). Video Editor

    Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma in Film Video Programmes Production, Editing Option or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years work experience as a Digital Video Editor preferably with renowned media organizations
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates a range of video post-production skills
  • Working knowledge of still and moving imaging software for both Mac and PC platforms
  • Proficiency in NLE: AVID, Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Edius or Vegas

    e). Graphic Designer

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma in Graphic Design or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy broadcast production environment
  • Working knowledge in ORAD graphics pipeline
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe after effects, 3D Animation software (Either 3D Max, Cinema 4D, Maya or Lightwave)
  • Be able to work for long hours with minimum supervision

    f). Graphic Animator

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma in Animation and Digital Media Design or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy broadcast production environment
  • Working knowledge in ORAD graphics pipeline
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe after effects, 3D Animation software (Either 3D Max, Cinema 4D, Maya or Lightwave)
  • Be able to work for long hours with minimum supervision

    f). Camera Man

    Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma in TV and Film Production or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience as a Camera man
  • Ability to work long and odd hours
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • High degree of integrity

    Terms of Service:

  • For those applying for teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow they will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms.
  • The terms of service for non-teaching positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.
  • Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.
  • The application letter should give full details of education and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    Nairobi.

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, Monday, 3rd December, 2014.

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website: Kenyatta University Jobs

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    Kirinyaga University College Registrar and Estates Officer Jobs in Kenya

    (A Constituent College of JKUAT)

    Kirinyaga University College invites applications from qualified and competent professionals to fill the following vacant positions:

    Administration, Planning and Development Division

    1. Registrar (Administration, Planning and Development)

    Grade 15

    Ref. KyUC/REG/APD/002/11/14

    (Re-Advertised)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Development) and responsible for planning, policy formulation and general administration of the various administrative activities in the University administration.
  • Management of the various departments within the Administrative Division with regard to the legal instruments and regulations governing the management and administration of University resources in general and within their respective departments.
  • Responsible for establishment and management of effective and efficient structures and systems for human resources management, including records management, performance contracting and management, staff development and corporate communications.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Principal and Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Development).

    Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a PhD in Management related field.
  • Four (4) years’ experience as Deputy Registrar or comparable position in an academic institution with exemplary work performance in a University set up or other organization
  • Knowledgeable in modern management techniques.
  • Membership to relevant professional body.

    2. Estates Officer

    Grade 11

    Ref: KyUC/NT/018/11/14

    Job Summary:

    The successful candidate will report to Registrar (Administration, Planning and Development) and will be responsible for the day to day maintenance of plant and equipment including the management of service contracts, maintaining a register of all University property, coordinating the maintenance and repair of the University College buildings, health and safety, energy consumption, environmental management and grounds maintenance.

    Requirements

    Applicants must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Building, Land Economics, Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

    In addition they must have;

  • At least five(5) years relevant post qualification experience at a senior level in a large/ similar organization
  • Knowledge of building structural, mechanical and electrical services and grounds management
  • Experience in conducting site surveys and evaluating feasibility studies
  • Proven record in managing construction and maintenance personnel
  • Knowledge and experience in carrying out civil works and evaluating drawings and specifications for projects
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and other project software
  • Be registered with the relevant professional body
  • Considerable knowledge of a University set up

  • Those in possession of a Master’s degree in the relevant field will have an added advantage

    How to apply

    6 (Six) copies of applications should be submitted in writing together with a cover letter, an updated curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, plus certified copies of national identification card, certificates and testimonials.

    The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated.

    Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the below addresses.

    The referees should send their recommendations under sealed envelopes (or as pdf file if e-mailed).

    Applications and referees confidential reports should be sent to the undersigned to be received not later than 27th November, 2014.

    The Principal
    Kirinyaga University College
    P.O. Box 143-10300
    Kerugoya
    Email: principal@kyuc.ac.ke

    Website: Kirinyaga University College

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Kirinyaga University College is an equal opportunity employer


    AIC Kijabe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee

    AIC Kijabe Hospital is a church based hospital established in 1915.

    We have a facility with a bed capacity of 280 beds that serves 10,000 in-patients and an outpatient service that serves 120,000 outpatients annually.

    The Kijabe Orthopaedic Surgery Department treats a large volume of elective and emergency conditions, including trauma, joint replacement, sports medicine / arthroscopy, Paediatric reconstruction, spine, hand, and Orthopaedic oncology.

    A weekly lecture schedule provides didactic training, while clinical training occurs under the supervision of orthopaedic consultants.

    Trainees are based at AIC Kijabe Hospital, but may also rotate through Cure Hospital or Tenwek Hospital.

    We are seeking to fill one opening for an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee at AIC Kijabe Hospital.

    The position is for a five-year training program, certified by the College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

    Successful completion of the COSECSA program leads to specialty recognition by the Kenya Medical Doctors and Dentistry Board (KMPDB).

    The successful applicant will contracted to Kijabe Hospital upon completion of training, and will embrace the Christian mission of AIC Kijabe Hospital.

    Applicants must hold a valid Kenyan medical license.

    We envision that our graduates will become Christian leaders in the Kenyan medical profession, with the surgical and leadership skills necessary to become program directors or department heads across Kenya.

    Please send applications and CV only to recruit.kh@kijabe.net with the vacant position as the subject matter, by 31st December 2014.

    The position will be filled with effect from January 2015.

    Interviews will be held as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.


    Radisson Blu Hotel Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Career Opportunities in Hospitality | Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

    Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies, will open its first hotel in Nairobi, Kenya in early 2015.

    The hotel is situated in Nairobi’s upcoming business district of Upper Hill and features 271 guest rooms, 3 restaurants, bars, gym & spa as well as extensive conference and banqueting facilities.

    We are looking for dynamic, competent and qualified hospitality professionals to fill the following positions:

    1. Executive Sous Chef

    2. Pastry Chef

    3. Chief Steward

    4. Bar Managers

    5. Restaurant Managers

    6. Meeting and Events Manager

    7. Assistant HR Manager 8. Training Manager

    9. PR Manager

    10. Sales Manager

    11. Meeting & Events Sales Manager

    12. Front Office Supervisor

    13. Night Manager

    14. Assistant Housekeeping Manager

    15. Housekeeping Supervisor

    16. Housekeeping Floor Supervisor

    17. Laundry Supervisor

    18. Guest Relations Manager

    19. Assistant Chief Engineer

    20. Chief Accountant

    21. Assistant IT Manager

    22. Purchasing Manager

    23. Accountant - Payable

    24. Cost Controller

    25. Store Supervisor

    Send your application letter and detailed CV to info.nairobi@radissonblu.com clearly indicating the job position applied for on the email subject line.

    The application deadline is 28th November, 2014.

    Please note: At this point we are only recruiting for the advertised positions.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted!

    Should you not be contacted within 14 days of submitting your CV, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


    ACDI / VOCA Construction Engineer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Construction Engineer

    Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people ¡n developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

    Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

    ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.

    Summary:

    As part of the U.S. government’s expanded Feed the Future strategy in Kenya, ACDI/VOCA is implementing a five-year, USAID-funded program to increase economic growth in the counties of Marsabit and Isiolo by building a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain.

    The REGAL-AG program builds upon and deepens the USAID investment in select areas to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities.

    A key focus on the project involves facilitating behavior change ¡n actors all along the chain — from livestock keepers, to middlemen, traders, transporters, and buyers — in order to improve their economic resilience and stimulate growth.

    In order to garner community-driven, basic infrastructure improvement projects that will help lay the foundation for improved market access for pastoralists, REGAL-Accelerated Growth has established a Community Contracting Fund.

    This flexible contracting mechanism will provide investment in livestock-focused infrastructure in order to alleviate market constraints and benefit the local communities.

    We expect these investments to result in more efficient market places, and increased revenue for community institutions as well as county governments.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Construction Engineer will manage the design, construction monitoring, and implementation of a variety of ACDI/VOCA livestock markets and productivity infrastructure projects under the REGAL-AG program.

    The primary focus and ongoing priority will be to oversee the monitoring and implementation of the livestock market infrastructure construction in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.

    The Construction Engineer will also manage other infrastructure projects related to private sector projects.

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Evaluate designs, make comments, and ensure proper revisions are made by the designer
  • Participate in the development of tender documents/packages for infrastructural activities
  • Participate as a member of the tender evaluation committee for infrastructure projects
  • Perform a comprehensive tender review and analysis to determine if the bidders have pricing irregularities or mistakes.
  • Help negotiate an aggressive implementation schedule with the winning/selected construction contractor(s).
  • Manage the selection of additional construction technical staff (if needed) to properly supervise the ongoing construction
  • Monitor the contractor for quality of materials, quantity of materials, and review invoices for proper pricing and quality satisfactory completion.
  • Prepare and submit to management all needed change orders for approval prior to changes being implemented on the ground
  • Ensure that photos of all key construction activities are taken and organized for review on ACDI/VOCA5 server
  • Weekly report in writing including updates on all relevant matters
  • Review and certify work progress statements/payment certificates from the contractor so ACDI/VOCA can make interim payments
  • In consultation with the lead engineering company and ACDI/VOCA, , review and approve material samples
  • Inspect all reporting documents provided by the contractor
  • Ensure all relevant parties implement the project as it is in the project design and the technical specifications.
  • Should there be a situation where the project design is not clear, the Construction Engineer should inform and recommend appropriate solutions to ACDI/VOCA
  • The Construction Engineer does not have any authority to approve or disapprove any changes in the design.
  • The Construction Engineer should first seek prior approval from the Chief of Party.
  • Monitor the implementation of environmental mitigation measures during the construction process to ensure compliance with USAID and Kenyan government environmental regulations
  • Monitor construction projects following completion and during the defect liability period and advice on corrections needed and their satisfactory completion.
  • Submit weekly progress reports to the Chief of Party.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as agreed with ACDI/VOCA

    Education & Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture
  • At least 3 years of experience working with construction projects funded by international donors.
  • Experience with USAID environmental and construction projects preferred, but not required.
  • Solid general knowledge of principles and practices of engineering construction works
  • Competency in spoken and written English is required
  • Computer literate including familiarity with design programs such as Aut0CAD and spreadsheets
  • Accurate, independent worker
  • Willingness to work as needed either in the field or on detailed paperwork
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships

    To be considered for this recruitment. please e-mail your resume to regalag@joinav.org.

    Please include the position title in the subject line.

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists will be contacted.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

    EOE.

    Please apply by close of business November 26 2014


    Ishiara Parish Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    The social development arm of Ishiara Parish is seeking to recruit a qualified individual to undertake the full time role of Monitoring and Evaluation officer for the Ishiara Arid and Semi Arid Resilience Programme funded by Trócaire.

    Ishiara parish is in Mbeere north District of Embu County and borders Tharaka to the north, Mwingi to the east and Embu to the north-west.

    The Parish works in three locations namely: Evurore, kamarandi and Ndurumori.

    This region is classified as semi-arid area which is adversely affected by recurrent drought.

    It is a mixed marginal farming zone area where majority of residents are subsistent farmers who heavily rely on rainfall for their agricultural activities and livestock keeping.

    The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the livelihood security of the vulnerable households through increased income, food and diversified livelihood strategies.
  • To promote sustainable access to and management of natural resources through community based natural resource management and advocacy.
  • To mitigate risk while reducing vulnerability to enable communities to better prepare or and respond to humanitarian crisis and shocks.

    Monitoring& Evaluation responsibilities:

    Bound by the principles of accountability, project review and learning, the officer will:

  • Be the primary contact person for M&E for the Ishiara Arid and Semi Arid Resilience Programme.
  • In collaboration with the project coordinator, ensure the project has the necessary tools and capacity to implement M&E activities.
  • Conduct routine monitoring of the project in close consultation with the project results framework, and provide feedback and recommendations on the project as required by the donors, management team and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Actively interrogate data for discrepancies, errors, and missing data, in order to verify accuracy and validity of the data.
  • Support the project coordinator in organizing identified project assessments and evaluations.
  • Take part in designing, carrying out and supervision of evaluations across all project areas.
  • Support in documentation of lessons learnt and best practices as well as dissemination on the same.
  • Ensure the learning from internal and external evaluations is disseminated and incorporated into the development of future projects.
  • To represent Ishiara Parish when required with other stakeholders including donors and Government line ministries.
  • Ensure participation of communities and project beneficiaries in the project identification, design, implementation and review.
  • Ensure that complaints and feedback mechanisms are in place and functional to ensure timely feedback is given to the beneficiaries and is properly documented.
  • Ensure that processes are in place to allow for systematic and inclusive feedback to communities and stakeholders on all evaluations undertaken.

    Project support responsibilities:

  • Lead in the development of specific M&E systems, Results based management (RBM), Log frame and work plans for each project, with technical inputs by the project coordinators.
  • Build the capacity of field staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including information gathering, follow up and post implementation monitoring.
  • Provide guidance to the field assistants on planning for and executing monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting as agreed with the Project requirements.
  • Review program achievements against indicator targets with a view to strengthening reporting as well as decision making.
  • Provide necessary beneficiary data, and offer support in mobilization of project beneficiaries during project evaluations, assessments and feedback meetings.
  • Keep up to date program related data and reports for reference by the program team as well as other stakeholders.

    Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Community development, Development Studies.
  • 3 years experience in a monitoring and evaluation role.
  • Ability to review documents on excel i.e. budgets, log frames, data analysis.
  • Experience working in a rural setting, preferably in a development or humanitarian role.
  • Knowledge of SPSS is an added advantage.
  • Good writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong English and Kiswahili skills required.
  • Working knowledge of Kiembu and/Mbeere languages are an added advantage.

    Remuneration:

    KES 480,000-540,000 KES Per annum (GROSS)

    How to Apply:

    All interested candidates are requested to submit an application letter and an updated CV to the Project Manager, Ishiara Parish at trocaireishiara@gmail.com by 28th November 2014.

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


    Nyandarua Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Nyandarua

    County Public Service Board

    A. Positions in the Office of County Attorney

    1. Director Legal Affairs

    (1 Post)

    Job Group R

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide legal services to the County Government;
  • To advise the County Government departments on legal issues and policies;
  • To provide advice on legislation drafting and formulation of legal policies for county departments;
  • Provide technical legal support to county departments and coordinate litigations and suits management;
  • Advising on legal and regular statutory interpretations on governance;
  • Advising and coordinating matters of legal undertakings on conveyance; contracts, commerce, environmental law litigations etc;
  • To coordinate legal drafting and formulation of Bills necessary for enactment by the County Assembly;and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Chief Officer in charge of Legal and Public Services.

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Be a holder of a first degree in law from recognized University in Kenya;
  • A Master’s degree may be an added advantage;
  • Be an admitted Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and hold a valid legal Practising License; and
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in the Public Service, Corporate sector or a competitive Legal Firm.

    2. Legal Administrative Secretary

    (2 Posts)

    Job Group J Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the administrative and routine running of various offices in the Legal and Public Service Department;
  • Prepare legal documents including Pleadings, Bills, Legislations, and Motions;
  • Overseeing filing of legal documents, deadlines and updates;
  • Coordinate liaisons and communication internally and externally;
  • Communicating with external lawyers and other entities of Legal Administrative matters; and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Officer –Legal & Public Services.

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Be a holder of a diploma in administrative or secretarial training or a related field or a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya holder;
  • A first degree in related field will be an added advantage;
  • Have 3 years’ experience in some administrative work;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Creative and innovative in carrying out work.

    3. Legal Clerks

    (2 Posts)

    Job Group H

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To oversee drafting and filing of pleadings and legal documents;
  • To coordinate filing and service of legal documents;
  • Regular errands to public registries, courts and other relevant areas as directed.

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Have a diploma in legal field or related field;
  • Have at least 2 years working experience in related field;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Has the drive to work diligently with minimum supervision.

    4. Legal Research Assistants

    (2 Posts)

    Job Group K

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake research and formulate legal policy in areas of Agriculture, Health, Environment and Natural Resources, Green Energy, Water, Trade, Cooperatives, Finance and Economic Planning, Education, Social Issues, Laws, Cooperatives, Governance, Land law,
  • To assist in development of legal policies;
  • To compile reports and formulate legal Policies and Bills; and
  • To give views and advise on the legal requirements in this department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the fields defined under ‘Duties and
  • Responsibilities’ above or equivalent from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • Ability to read widely and make compelling write ups;
  • Analytical and creative thinker;
  • Good interpersonal communication skills;
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in this field.

    5. Librarian

    (1 Post)

    Job Group K

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To establish a County information centre and a library;
  • To oversee collection and documentation of reference materials;
  • To liaise with county departments on their information and reference material needs;
  • To advise on collection of periodicals, books and other information sources; and
  • Any other duties to be assigned by Chief Officer –Legal & Public Services.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of first degree in library science, Anthropology, Arts, Information
  • Technology or related field from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • Be computer literate; and
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in this field.

    6. Registry Officer

    (1 Post)

    Job Group K

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To establish a County legal and administrative registry,
  • To oversee filing system of documents,
  • To coordinate filing of departmental documents and information,
  • To retrieve information and documents, and
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief Officer –Legal & Public Services.

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Be a holder of first degree from a recognized university in Kenya or – Certified Public Secretary of Kenya holder;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good inter personal communication skills;
  • Quick learner and organizer;
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in some administrative work.

    7. Deputy Director Legal Affairs

    (1 Post)

    Job Group Q

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide legal services to the County Government;
  • To advise the County Government departments on legal issues and policies;
  • To provide advice on legislation drafting and formulation of legal policies for county departments;
  • Provide technical legal support to county departments and coordinate litigations and suits management;
  • Advising on legal and regular statutory interpretations on governance;
  • Advising and coordinating matters of legal undertakings on conveyance, contracts, commerce, environmental law, enforcement etc;
  • To coordinate legal drafting and Bills formulation necessary for enactment by the County Assembly; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director of Legal Services.

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Be a holder of a first degree in law from recognized University in Kenya;
  • A Master’s degree may be an added advantage;
  • Be an admitted Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and have valid legal practicing license;
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in the Public Service, Corporate sector or a competitive Legal Firm.

    General Conditions for all Applicants:

  • Must be a Kenya citizen.
  • Fulfills expectations of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

    B. Alcoholic Drinks Control Board

    2. Chairperson, Nyandarua Alcoholic Drinks Control Board

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chair meetings of the Board;
  • Ensure the Board is functioning effectively;
  • Establish agenda for the Board meetings in consultation with the Board Secretary;
  • Ensure the functions of the Board as detailed in PART II, Sections 4 and 5 of the Nyandarua County Alcoholic Drinks Act, 2014, are carried out effectively, thoroughly, and efficiently;
  • Ensure the Board’s Decision are implemented;
  • Be the spokesperson of the Board;
  • Guide the Board in advising the Executive Member responsible for Culture and Social Services on County Government Policy and Laws to be adopted in regard to the production, manufacture, sale, and consumption of alcoholic drinks;
  • Carry out any role that may be assigned by the Executive Committee Member responsible for Culture and Social Services necessary for implementation of the objects and purpose of the Nyandarua County Alcoholic Drinks Act, 2014.

    Requirements for Appointments:

  • Hold a first degree from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • Has at least 10 years experience in public engagement;
  • A good interpersonal and public relations skills;
  • Has proven ability to mobilize citizen participation in matters related to Alcoholic Drinks Control and personal alcoholic drinking moderation and self control;
  • Be a person of proven personal integrity.

    2. Secretary, Nyandarua Alcoholic Drinks Control Board

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and circulate minutes and agenda of the Board meetings;
  • Develop timely work plans for the Board with the guidance of the Chairperson;
  • Convey the decisions of the Board to the Executive and other interested stakeholders;
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the Board.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree from a recognized university in Kenya or A holder of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya;
  • At least 5 years experience in general administrative work;
  • Analytical and creative;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and in diverse environment.

    General Conditions for all Applicants:

  • Must be a Kenya citizen.
  • Fulfills expectations of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

    Apply for the job and attach photocopies of the following documents in support of your application:

  • National Identity Card,
  • Academic Certificates (from Primary to the highest level attained), Professional Certificates, and Curriculum Vitae that includes three referees,
  • Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, Certificate of Good Conduct (Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department),
  • Tax Clearance Certificate from KRA,
  • Credit Reference Bureau Certificate,
  • Clearance Certificate from HELB, and
  • Certificate of Registration and a letter of Good Standing, if one is a member of a professional body.

    Terms and conditions of employment will be communicated upon appointment.

    If qualified, post or hand-deliver your application to reach the undersigned on or before 25th November, 2014.

    The Secretary,
    Nyandarua County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 701-20303,
    Ol’kalou.

    Nyandarua County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

    Physically challenged and marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.


    Nzoia Sugar Jobs in Kenya

    Nzoia Sugar Company Limited is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries.

    To fulfill its mandate the Company, an equal opportunity employer wishes to engage a suitably qualified Kenyan for the following positions:

    1. Business Systems Analyst

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Business Systems Manager, the Business System analyst will conduct business analysis and user needs in order to develop requirements documentation for the implementation of the National Single Window System and other applications projects for specified business units within the Company.

    Working in conjunction with the business users and development teams, create and Execute application test scripts, scenarios, and test plans that validate initial business requirements.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Elicit requirements on system needs from Company stakeholders using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from the various stakeholders, reconcile anomalies, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding.
  • Work with user departments to continuously identify changing business requirements and ensure these are translated to the business applications;
  • Make recommendations on custom applications which include a number of MS-Access data capture systems and other databases which need to be moved into a central SQL repository;
  • Understand business process management and business requirements of the customers and translate them to specific software requirements to design systems as per user specifications;
  • Test, tune and implement interfaces between key business applications and support the same to eliminate bottlenecks;
  • Undertake enhancement of business applications and ensure system changes to systems are appropriately recorded and approved.
  • Document systems’ manuals including technical and user manuals;
  • Write technical procedures and documentation for custom systems applications including operations, user guide, for new and existing applications;
  • Investigate, coordinate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide first level support and troubleshooting of our ERP and other systems;
  • Undertake static and dynamic testing of new and enhanced systems as well as User Acceptance Testing (UAT) in liaison with quality assurance personnel;
  • Establish application security requirements during development and enforce effective security of application systems within the Company’s infrastructure;
  • Train system users where necessary and assist in support of the business applications as and when required;
  • Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new and existing IT systems, software projects and initiatives to support and enhance their secure and efficient use;
  • Participate on IT project steering committees and be involved in the design phase of any new IT software development projects; and
  • Conduct performance testing of systems backup and recovery as may be required.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Aged between 30 – 55 years.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business IT, MIS, or related field.
  • Certifications in OCP, SQL, MSCE are desirable
  • Ability to work on an ERP System
  • Proof of competency in the system development process
  • System integration and management skills
  • Strong trouble shooting skills with good interpersonal skills
  • Training in Business Process Re-engineering is added advantage
  • At least 4 years relevant experience in Business Systems function
  • Exposure and experience in the use of ICT to automate business processes.
  • Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:-
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    2. Network Administrator

    1 Position

    Reporting to the ICT Infrastructure Manager, the Network Administrator is responsible for analyzing, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing of network infrastructure and application components.

    The position shall also provide direction, information and recommendations regarding network configurations and installations.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, setup and configure complex switching environments and complex wireless networks that support secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications.
  • Configure and setup Cisco Firewalls, VPN Concentrators and Security appliances for access to vital mission critical applications
  • Maintain network security through proper configuration of VPN and Firewalls. Setup and maintain the LAN and its associated components (switches, structured cabling, power provisioning etc).
  • Assist in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS.
  • To provide technical assistance and support to internal staff, vendors, and partner agencies.
  • Maintenance of both the wired & wireless network inclusive of performance, security, throughput and upgrades.
  • Implement network upgrades by developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for all implemented networks.
  • Implementing effective maintenance of all hardware inclusive of enterprise hardware such as servers, storage, switches, routers, and UPS’s.
  • Troubleshooting of network hardware and software applications, IP Phones and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services.
  • To support the Company’s internal networks and links to other sites (Primary site, DR site and Integration points) and the Internet and other data lines, to ensure they are configured and working correctly.
  • To ensure that all work and changes to infrastructure components are performed in such a way as to minimize disruptions to existing ICT services.
  • To assist in keeping track of the Company’s infrastructure assets and ensure that the infrastructure and data is kept secure at all times.
  • To ensure that technology is used, managed and supported in accordance with the Company’s standards, policies and procedures.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in ICT, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field of study from a recognized institution.
  • Both CCNA and CCNP certifications are mandatory. CCVP or VOIP certification is desirable.
  • At least six (6) years’ experience in a multi-disciplined and busy IT environment in a medium to large scale organization with strong background in infrastructure management and configuration of different network devices.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in network design and management, working with Routers, switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, WLAN equipment and integrations of IP PABXs with CRM and ERP solutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Operating System fundamentals especially UNIX, Linux and Oracle Solaris.
  • Proven experience in working with different data center hardware like servers, storage and communication equipment.
  • Membership to a relevant professional institution is desirable.

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    3. Systems Administrator

    1 Position

    Reporting to the ICT Infrastructure Manager, the System Administrator is responsible for installation / configuration, operationalization, maintenance, performance, security and availability of systems hardware, software and related application components.

    The role involves the design, implementation and maintenance of systems as well as providing 24/7 support to users, partner agencies and clients.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Installation, configuration and optimization of operating systems.
  • Providing first line support to users, partner agencies and clients Applying OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Configure and add new services as need arise. Developing, testing, documenting, implementing and enhancing of backup and recovery procedures as well as application of change-management procedures and activities.
  • Managing user accounts.
  • Designing, setup and configuring of complex Multi-Server environments i.e. Virtualization, SUN Solaris, Linux, and Windows systems.
  • Design, development, testing and documenting scripts and routines as needed for enhancing and automating Administrative Applications monitoring and management.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for all implemented systems.
  • Monitoring the performance of systems and related services. Notes trends and initiates appropriate action when necessary.
  • Designing solutions to resolve system related business challenges, meet user requirements, and streamline system workflows.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Aged between 30 – 55 years.
  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least six (6) years’ experience in Systems Administration actively engaged in configuration and management of different systems platforms.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of Operating System fundamentals especially UNIX, Ubuntu, Windows and Oracle Solaris.
  • Experience in working with different data center hardware such as servers, storage and communication equipment.
  • Practical and proven experience in working with and administrating systems on Oracle SOA, Weblogic, and Elixir as well as in administering Symantec Netback up or equivalent and Oracle Storage systems.
  • Membership to a relevant professional institution is desirable.
  • Project management experience is an added advantage.

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    4. Sales and Marketing Manager

    1 Position

    The successful candidates will report to the Managing Director.

    He/she will be involved in the formulation and execution of strategic sugar sales and marketing systems and thus he/she should have full understanding of marketing of fast moving consumer products.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To ensure effective receipt and storage of sugar in the bonded warehouse. Conduct market research, product development, pricing and establish market positions / locations.
  • To plan and execute sugar strategic marketing plans that achieves set targets.
  • To formulate and ensure effective implementation of physical sugar distribution channels that cut across the country.
  • To create and maintain good customer relations and loyalty.
  • To ensure maintenance and accurate stock/sales information.
  • To timely submit accurate daily and periodical reports to management.
  • To design and implement appropriate product promotional activities.
  • To initiate development of new products compatible with the prevailing market needs.
  • To prepare annual budgets and control costs.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Aged between 35 – 55 years.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option) or equivalent.
  • An additional Diploma in Sales and Marketing from a recognized institution and membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.
  • ICT knowledge.
  • At least eight (8) years working experience in a large and busy manufacturing concern, three (3) must be at senior management level.

    Personal Qualities

  • Practical, result oriented and self-driven to realize goals.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:-
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    5. Purchasing Manager

    1 Position

    The successful candidate will report to the Managing Director.

    He/she will be involved in the procurement process in a busy manufacturing environment and thus he/she should demonstrate high integrity, maturity and ability to work independently under pressure.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To liaise with user departments and procure goods and services at competitive prices.
  • To prepare for both Management and Board Tender Committee meetings for purposes of awarding tenders.
  • Process all orders, both from local and international suppliers, within the regulations.
  • To prepare, administer and moderate annual procurement plans.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • First degree preferably in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies preferably C.I.P.S or equivalent.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Aged between 35-55 years.
  • ICT knowledge.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a large and busy manufacturing concern, three of which must be at senior management level.
  • Should have good knowledge in tendering procedures and systems.
  • Good knowledge of procurement regulations and particularly international procurement is necessary.
  • Must be a member of K.I.S.M, C.I.P.S is an added advantage.
  • Practical, result oriented, analytical and focused.

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    6. Agriculture Services Manager

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate is expected to be aged between 35-55 years old.

    This is a senior and critical position in the organization and therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity, high integrity, ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate agricultural services operations and programmes to satisfy the company requirements.
  • Plan, and co-ordinate effective cane harvesting and transportation to the factory within set targets: repair and maintenance of company vehicles and agricultural machinery for effective operations.
  • Plan, design and execute road construction and maintenance programs in consultation with authorities as required.
  • Research into new technological innovations in relation to machinery/equipment with a view to enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Provide expert advice to management and the Board on procurement and disposal of machinery/equipment.

    Qualification and Experience

  • BSc in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile or equivalent science degree.
  • Those with an additional Diploma in Transport/Fleet management or Agricultural machinery maintenance will have an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years relevant working experience in a large and busy manufacturing/Agricultural sector: three (3) of which must be at senior management level.
  • Management skills and ICT knowledge.

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    7. Instruments Engineer

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Engineering Manager (Electrical), the successful candidate will ensure proper maintenance / functioning, control systems and equipments in factory.

    He/she should be aged between 30-55 years.

    This is a senior and critical position.

    Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure proper operation and maintenance of instruments and control systems in the factory.
  • To timely initiate the procurement/replenishment of relevant spares for the instrumentation and control system processes.
  • To ensure proper functioning and maintenance of the weighbridges and other weighing/measuring equipment and branded sugar packaging equipment.
  • To calibrate and standardize all scales in line with Government regulations.
  • To ensure proper adjustment and setting of safety shutdown systems of the equipment in the plant.
  • To efficiently carry out preventive maintenance of all plant instrumentation and control systems.
  • To ensure installation and commissioning of the instrumentation equipment in liaison with relevant authorities.
  • To ensure accurate maintenance of instrumentation, control systems and equipment inventory.
  • To carry out suitable modifications to improve/sustain operations.
  • To liaise with other departments to ensure that all instrumentation equipments are functioning.

    Qualifications

  • BSc. Electronics Instrumentation or equivalent.
  • Computer literate.

    Experience

  • 5 or more years
  • Essential knowledge and skills.
  • Full understanding in instrumentation and control engineering in manufacturing set up.
  • Practical experience in sugar industry set up will be an added advantage.
  • Must be registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    8. Public Relations Officer

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate is expected to be aged between 35-55 years old.

    This is a senior and critical position in the organization and therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity, high integrity, ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To support corporate relations through constant links with farmers, suppliers, customers, employees, the media and shareholders.
  • To develop the companies pride by building both internal and external confidence and cultivating partnerships.
  • Develop concepts, materials, publications and journals that would minimize rumours and hearsay.
  • Writing, Editing, publishing and distribution of in-house magazines and newsletters.
  • Initiate promotion programmes that will create desire and excitement in the consumer market in liaison with the Sales & Marketing Department.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of first degree, preferably in Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Post graduate qualifications in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years working experience preferably gained in manufacturing environment with at least 3 of them in a senior position.
  • Good interpersonal skills and Computer literacy.

    Candidates are Expected to Possess the Following:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

    How to Apply

    Applications enclosing detailed CVs, two coloured passport size photographs.

    Vital copies of academic and professional qualifications and testimonials together with daytime telephone contacts and names of three (3) referees (one of whom must be current/previous employer) should be addressed to;

    The Managing Director
    Nzoia Sugar Co ltd
    P.O. Box 285-50200
    Bungoma

    Applications should be received not later than Friday 28th November 2014.

    Qualified female candidates, persons living with disability, and people from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


    Kenya Jobs - Co-operative Bank of Kenya Jobs

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?

    The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

    Space & Contracts Officer

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Manager Facilities & Contracts, the role holder will be responsible for providing support to the Bank in the efficient maintenance and service of bank assets to ensure that assets are functional and in good condition at all times through administration of service contracts and agreements.

    He/She will also ensure maximization of Bank resources e.g space, land, furniture, equipments and machinery.

    Main Duties:

  • Assist in lease administration for both Bank owned and leased premises
  • Provide support services to all branches and Head Office Departments, administration of service contracts and machine service contracts to ensure service delivery as per agreed SLAs
  • Assist in payment processing for land rates and rents for bank owned property.
  • Assist in payment processing for various licences
  • Ensure that all records and correspondence in respect to contracts and leased premises are updated and easy to retrieve as and when required.
  • Verify and process payments to service providers and Landlords.
  • Undertake inspection of staff owned houses for purposes of assessing owner occupier allowances.
  • Verify the authenticity of ownership, survey of documents for leased premises with the relevant authorities

  • Assist in development the Unit's annual and half year works plan

  • Undertake site acquisition for new Branches/Departments and ATMs in line with the Bank’s expansion strategy.

    Job specification:

    The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Land Economics
  • Experience in general property management work
  • Affiliation to the relevant professional body will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of current and projected property trends in Kenya and the East African territory
  • Good understanding of the land management, alienation, adjudication and alienation procedures in Kenya

  • Prior experience in business management

  • 35 years or below.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 21stNovember 2014.

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: SCO/1/HRD/2014.

    The Director
    Human Resources Division
    Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
    P.O. Box 48231-00100
    Nairobi

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Jobs - Co-operative Bank of Kenya Jobs , apply by 31st December, 2014.


    Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager

    The Organisation

    Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.

    Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

    It has a global income of around $800m

    The Role

  • Reporting to the Deputy Regional Director of Programmes you will support the implementation of Plan’s Global Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Policy and Strategy by building the regional capacity in disaster management, preparedness and response and the integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Response within country and regional level programmes.
  • You will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the implementation of the DRM strategy in 12 country offices and contribute to global learning and initiatives aimed at strengthening DRM within the wider organisation.
  • You will also lead assessment, provide technical support and represent Plan on all major responses within the region.

    The Person

  • You will possess significant experience managing disaster response and humanitarian work, ideally at a regional level, combined with knowledge of the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

  • Experience implementing child-centred and community based projects in an emergency setting and an understanding of the child-rights framework and standards for child protection is required.

    Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

    Location: RESA Regional Office in Nairobi with approximately 50% travel within and outside of the region.

    Salary: $55000-65000 plus full expatriate benefits.

    Reports to: Deputy Regional Director, Programmes

    How To Apply:

    Please visit our website at Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager for further information and to apply for this role, apply by 28th November 2014.


    Experienced USSD Software Engineers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Digital Vision EA Limited is looking for a highly-motivated, intelligent, and skilled individuals to join its team as Software Engineers.

    He/She will be reporting to the Chief Technical Officer.

    This is a full time position.

    The ideal candidate must be able to work locally and full-time in Nairobi.

    Without exceptions, no part-time or remote arrangements will be considered.

    The candidate will also be willing to travel to client sites in Kenya and abroad, if and when required to do so.

    The job requires the ability to build stable, secure, mobile applications based on predetermined specifications, but also creativity to come up with and ability to execute one's own ideas that will further our goals as a company.

    We are looking for someone with the self-discipline to get work done in a timely manner without constant oversight.

    We'll also be looking for an eagerness to collaborate with a small team of highly-motivated people.

    Candidates must be able to furnish portfolios of their work, or at least several links to USSD apps and other mobile integration works that they have created or made substantial contributions to.

    Responsibilities

  • Understand customer requirements and create a statement of works
  • Design and develop USSD applications using various tools including but not limited to J2me, Perl and ruby
  • Provide full documentation of the developed apps
  • Meet with project team members and clients to develop an understanding of client requirements.
  • Help to architect client projects under the guidance of our chief technical officer.
  • Prepare project specifications documents, features documents, feature documents and project plans.
  • Develop new application platform which would ensure fast rollout of new products to both feature phones and smart phones.
  • Develop hardware specifications to ensure fast response times from developed apps
  • Rapidly develop new features based on user feedback.
  • Work on weekly and bi-weekly deadlines

    Required Minimum experience and qualifications

  • Ability to develop full apps within a short timeline
  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in developing USSD applicaitons
  • Ability to demonstrate working and live USSD apps already developed
  • Customer communication and project management skills
  • Perl/Shell script and ruby experience
  • Programming experience using PHP/MySQL required.
  • Ability to work with Linux/Unix Stack: Linux with OpenVZ container virtualization or alternative
  • Development stack: Perl 5 or ruby script, and DB2 or PostgreSQL or MYSQL
  • USSD-C integration: SMPP v3.4 (transceiver mode)
  • TCP/XML API to Application Server
  • USSD Phase 2 operations support: network originated, mobile originated
  • Performance during tests: up to 100 TPS
  • Experience customizing and further developing and hacking open source software. BSc Computer science (you don't necessarily need a CS degree (although clearly, that helps), just be smart).
  • A focus on security is a plus.
  • Experience with shell scripting, Perl, Python is a plus.
  • Linux/Unix system administration experience is a plus.

    Kindly send your cv to careers@digitalvision.co.ke with

    1. A letter of intent and why you are the suitable candidate

    2.Your resume

    Closing Date: 31st December, 2014.


    UNICEF UN Joint Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    Kenya Country Office, Nairobi

    1. Vacancy Announcement: Programme Adviser, UN Joint Programme on HIV

    NO-D

    Temporary Appointment

    Duration: 364 days

    Start date: 01 January, 2015

    Date of Issue: 07 November, 2014

    Closing Date: 20 November, 2014

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary Position in the UNAIDS Kenya Office, Nairobi.

    Background and Justification

    The UN system in Kenya works to support the Kenyan people in their self-articulated development aspirations.

    The UN’s work is guided by the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF, 2014-2018), which combines the efforts and resources of all UN agencies active in the country.

    The UNDAF was developed according to the principles of UN Delivering as One (DaO) that aims to ensure Government ownership through full alignment to Government priorities, as well as stronger internal coherence among UN agencies.

    The UNDAF is structured around four strategic results areas aligned to the three pillars of the country’s long-term development plan, Vision 2030.

    These are

    1) Transformational governance,

    2) Human capital,

    3) Inclusive and sustainable economic growth and

    4) Environmental sustainability, land management and human security.

    The UN’s work on supporting Kenya’s response to HIV and AIDS features under the Human Capital strategic result area, as Outcome 2.3: Multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response.

    UNICEF acts as the convener for the Human Capital strategic results area, while UNAIDS is the lead agency for the HIV outcome.

    Results area 2 on human capital is led by UNICEF, in close collaboration with national counterparts.

    The UN’s support on HIV as outlined in outcome 2.3 of the UNDAF is implemented through the UN Joint Programme on HIV, which combines the efforts and resources of all UN agencies working on HIV and AIDS in country and their national and county level partners.

    The UNAIDS Kenya Country Office serves as the Secretariat for the Joint Programme on HIV, facilitating the effective and efficient implementation of the programme.

    Led by the UNAIDS Country Director, the Secretariat is responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance, as well as ensuring efficient coordination and communication between all stakeholders involved in the Joint Programme on HIV.

    The incumbent, recruited by UNICEF with the technical support from UNAIDS, will be based at the UNAIDS Kenya Country Office supporting the entire Joint Programme on HIV.

    The UNAIDS Country Director will be the immediate supervisor of the incumbent.

    UNAIDS will share quarterly performance review reports with UNICEF, while the annual performance review will be jointly undertaken by UNAIDS and UNICEF.

    Scope of Work:

    Under the overall supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director and in close collaboration with the UNAIDS Senior Strategic Information Adviser, and subject to the changing working environment and partnership with government,

    The incumbent’s responsibilities will include the following:

    Strategic support and results

  • Regularly scan the changing aid environment and trends in the HIV response at national and county level to identify opportunities for strategic positioning, engagement and optimal relevance of the Joint Programme on HIV.
  • Undertake political advocacy with counterparts at national and county level, leveraging available strategic information and ensuring focus and coherence among UN agencies, to facilitate the achievement of the strategic results of the Joint Programme on HIV.
  • Build strategic partnerships with key multi-sectoral stakeholders at national and county level, to facilitate optimal performance of the UN Joint Programme on HIV.
  • Act as an interlocutor between the UN system and counterparts and stakeholders at national and county to strengthen strategic partnerships, communication and coordination for optimal return on investment, including regular consultative visits to high burden counties as needed.
  • Leverage synergies between different results areas and facilitate a coherent UN response to national priorities.
  • Support the continuous development and utilization of strategic information to ensure that the Joint Programme remains evidence-based in its advocacy, policy development and programming.

    Optimizing capacities and know-how

  • Identify capacity and knowledge gaps among Joint Team members, and facilitate capacity optimization and transfer of know-how across agencies for effective delivery on the Joint Programme objectives and results.
  • Facilitate a joint UN response to address capacity constraints identified among government, local authorities, civil society partners, and other counterparts, for an optimal national and county HIV response.

    Knowledge management

  • Identify and document best practices and approaches on the UN delivering as one in supporting the HIV response at national and county level for reporting, communication, awareness raising and resource mobilization purposes.
  • Lead the process of knowledge creation and dissemination related to county, national and international know-how in the Joint Programme subject areas, and regularly inform the Joint Team of new research and knowledge.
  • Forge links with other initiatives including joint programmes to identify good practices and share lessons.

    Resource mobilization

  • Develop, analysis and identify funding gaps, additional needs and unfunded potential to guide and improve resource mobilization, cost effectiveness and efficiency for sustained engagement, and work with partners to mobilize resources accordingly.
  • Prepare together with the Management Team proposals for mobilization of human, technical or financial resources from international development organizations, non-government organizations and the private sector.
  • Provide regular status updates to the UN Joint Programme on HIV on the external resource environment.
  • Support the UNCT and the Secretariat to mobilize resources to support and expand the achievement of the joint programme outputs and outcomes.

    Other tasks

  • Undertake any other task as may be requested by the UNAIDS Country Director. The UNAIDS Country Director will consult with UNICEF in case the concerned task is beyond the scope of the UN Joint Programme on HIV.

    RWP areas covered: HIV and AIDS

    Expected Deliverables

  • Within first 3 months, undertake an analysis of the progress, challenges and bottlenecks experienced by agencies, implementing the 2014/15 plan of action of the Joint Programme on HIV.
  • Develop and implement a roadmap on how to address any challenges and bottlenecks, in close consultation with the UN Joint Team on HIV
  • Undertake quarterly monitoring of the implementation of the UN Joint Programme on HIV, in close collaboration with concerned the UNAIDS team members and UN Agencies, and update the workplan accordingly.
  • Provide at least two status updates to the UN Joint Programme on HIV on the external resource environment.
  • Lead the development of at least one high quality proposal for agreed priorities of the Joint Programme on HIV
  • Lead the development of at least one case study on Delivering as One on HIV and AIDS in close collaboration with partners.

    Reporting

  • The incumbent will directly report to the UNAIDS Country and provide regular updates of progress to the monthly UNJT meeting.

  • S/he will be located in the UNAIDS Country Office Kenya.

  • Work closely with all the UNJT members and national partners to ensure synergies and avoid duplication.

  • The incumbent will provide quarterly updates to the UNAIDS Country Director, for sharing with UNICEF.

  • Annual performance review will be jointly undertaken by the UNAIDS Country Director and the UNICEF Deputy Representative.

    Desired background and experience

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines: Public Health, Public Health Administration, Primary Health Care, Pediatrics AIDS, Health Education, Medicine, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international development assistance in HIV and AIDS.

    Work Experience:

    Essential:

  • A minimum of eight years of working experience in HIV and AIDS at the national or international level.
  • Experience in working with UN agencies, government partners, civil society and private sector on planning, implementation, M&E and resource mobilization.
  • Demonstrated experience in working across sectors and in collaboration with multiple actors in an international context.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.

    Desirable:

  • Experience of UN Joint Programmes, especially the UN Joint Programme on HIV in Kenya, and inter-agency coordination processes, and solid understanding of the Delivering as One approach.
  • Experience in monitoring gender disparities and in programme interventions that reduce these disparities an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English and working language of the duty station.

    Competency Profile

  • Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [ II ]
  • Working with People [ II ]
  • Drive for Result [ II ]
  • Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising [ II ]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Analysing [ II ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
  • Creating and Innovating [ II ]

    Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven in-depth understanding of the HIV epidemic and the multi-sectoral response in Kenya, and experience in providing advisory services in the area of HIV and AIDS
  • Advanced technical knowledge in HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Understanding of the UNAIDS strategy and major initiatives developed by UNAIDS.
  • Familiarity with results-based programme planning and management.
  • Well-developed people management skills.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, coordination and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy influencing
  • Demonstrated experience in political advocacy
  • Demonstrated experience in building strategic partnerships for cohesive and efficient approaches

    Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HIV-AIDS/2014-077” in the email subject.

    2. Vacancy Announcement “KCO/NUTR/2014-079”

    Nutrition Specialist (Coordination) - NOC

    Fixed Term Appointment

    Date of Issue: 18 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on a Fixed Term Appointment in the Nutrition Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

    Purpose of Post:

    Under the general supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, and with technical support of the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Country Nutrition Sector Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Nutrition Coordination at National and Sub National level in Kenya.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Establishment and maintenance of appropriate coordination mechanisms at national and county level:

  • Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.

    Planning and strategy development:

  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all Nutrition humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, IOM and other international organizations active in the sector) as well as national authorities and local structures
  • Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate sector coordination mechanisms including working groups at the national, and if necessary, local level;
  • Ensure full integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches. In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed;
  • Secure commitments from cluster participants in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the cluster, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure that participants work collectively, ensuring the complementarities of the various stake holder’s actions;
  • Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other clusters (with OCHA support), especially Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Livelihoods and Education;
  • Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian
  • Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the cluster’s response plans and operations.

    Application of standards:

    Ensure predictable action within the cluster for the following;

  • Needs assessment and analysis; development of standard assessment formats for use within the sector;
  • Identification of gaps;
  • Developing/updating agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
  • Drawing lessons learned from past activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
  • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the cluster.

    Monitoring and reporting:

  • Specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.
  • That is - monitoring indicators (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting standards (mentioned in point 4).
  • Ensure regular reporting against cluster indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) supports analysis of cluster in closing gaps and measuring impact of interventions.

    Advocacy and resource mobilization:

  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinators and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund cluster participants to carry out priority activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging cluster participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels.
  • Identification of key partners
  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the cluster, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities
  • Identify other key partners including local and national authorities, peacekeeping forces, etc.
  • Carryout capacity mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector and market assess to materials and services
  • Training and capacity building of national/local authorities and civil society:
  • Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition, or related technical field.

    Experience:

  • Five to Eight years with significant experience working in coordination and emergency contexts preferably UN or NGO experience at a programme management level.

    Language(s):

  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, to;

    The Human Resources Manager
    UNICEF Kenya Country Office
    Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

    Closing Date: 01 December 2014

    “Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

    Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

    UNICEF is a smoke-free environment


    ICF International Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Reproductive Health Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Kenya

    Job Number: 1400003373

    Description: Health, Education, and Social Programs

    International Health and Development Division

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Description:

    The International Health and Development Division of ICF International seeks a Reproductive Health Epidemiologist to join our growing team of technical staff in Kenya.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and aims to support strengthening the M&E systems for the Family Health Division and Reproductive Health Unit.

    It will require working through appropriate GOK institutions and stakeholders to strengthen coordination, integration of approaches and coverage, quality and use of reproductive health information.

    This is under the MEASURE Evaluation PIMA project which focuses on strengthening the capacity of targeted national health programs in improving the collection and use of quality information at national and sub-national levels for evidence-based decision making.

    This position is responsible for data mining, management, and analysis and reporting for national and county level on Family and Reproductive Health thematic areas.

    The position aims at ensuring knowledge and skill transfer to the Division and Unit staff.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Specific responsibilities of the Reproductive Health Epidemiologist include:

  • Build capacity of RMHSU staff including county level staff and partners on M&E including designing data collection tools, data entry and data cleaning, data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and report writing
  • Support the review and maintainance of a functional national RH monitoring system for priority program components
  • Assist in organizing technical M&E trainings in liaison with USAID program partners and other stakeholders
  • Work directly with staff in target counties to improve the collection, management, and dissemination of service statistics
  • Creating various analysis outputs for use in program decision making, developing and implementing program plans, collaborating with other partners to integrate RH data in their analysis, writing analytical reports for publication, data management, and providing guidance on appropriate data use.
  • Support the production of quality annual reports in line with the RH Strategy and Annual Work plan
  • Provide guidance to project staff on how to integrate RH and population analysis tools in routine analyses and project activities
  • Use data in program annual planning, reporting, strategy development and review
  • Participate in coordination meetings and other information sharing fora as appropriate for planning and coordination of program activities
  • Support effective research and evaluation for priority program components to measure effectiveness of RH strategies
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the RH research agenda

    Approximate travel: 30%

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • Post graduate training in public health, health sciences, epidemiology, program evaluation, biostatistics or related field, and a minimum of eight years relevant M&E experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 8-10 years’ experience in M&E of health programs including the development and implementation of M&E frameworks and performance management plans, strengthening of health information systems, or training and capacity building

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working with the subnational level particularly the new county structures
  • Experience working with reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health (RMNCH) programs
  • Prior experience with USAID health programs
  • Working with multiple stakeholders from the Government of Kenya/Ministry of Health, implementing partners and private sector
  • Advanced analytical techniques, mining, managing and analyzing large data sets
  • Experience in facilitating M&E capacity-building efforts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of STATA, SPSS or SAS for analysis of multiple data sets
  • Strong higher order statistical skills such as working with trend data a plus
  • Qualitative data analysis skills is a plus

    Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and decision making abilities
  • Excellent knowledge of M&E systems in Kenya
  • Report writing, dissemination, use and knowledge management
  • Project coordination and logistics management
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Capacity building and mentoring skills

    About ICF International:

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future.

    ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy.

    Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges.

    We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success.

    Our more than 4,500 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF's website is www.icfi.com.

    ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.

    (EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities)

    To express interest, please visit our website and apply online to job requisition number 1400003373 at; ICF International Reproductive Health Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job .

    2. Team Leader/Health Evaluation Expert

    ICF International is part of DFID’s Global Evaluation Framework.

    In preparation for an upcoming opportunity to evaluate DFID’s health portfolio in Kenya, we are looking for a Team Leader candidate with the following qualifications:

  • At least 5-10 years of experience leading evaluation teams in the area of health (essential)
  • Extensive experience working on DFID funded projects (essential)
  • Technical expertise in both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods (essential)
  • Technical expertise in the areas of reproductive, maternal and newborn health, family planning and/or health system strengthening (essential)
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya (essential)
  • Fluency in English (essential)
  • Proficiency in Swahili (desirable)
  • Experience in impact assessments and the Theory of Change (desirable)
  • Experience in survey methodology (desirable)
  • Experience in statistical data analysis (desirable)

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future.

    ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy.

    Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges.

    We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success.

    Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide.

    ICF's website is www.icfi.com

    How to Apply:

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV to Nora Loncsar at nora.loncsar@icfi.com with “Team Leader/Health Evaluation Expert” in the subject.

    Closing Date: 31st December 2014.


    Kenya Jobs - Auditing Jobs Available

    Our client, a medium sized deposit taking Sacco in Nairobi with members across the country, wishes to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the following position:

    Internal Auditor (AUD 11/2014)

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and administratively to the Finance and Administrative Manager, the job holder shall be responsible for the following:

    Key Responsibilities

  • Development of the yearly risk-based internal audit plan.
  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness to ensure:
  • Compliance with policies and procedures,
  • Accomplishment of management’s objectives,
  • Reliability and integrity of information,
  • Economic use of resources, and
  • Safeguarding of assets.
  • Provide ad-hoc consultative advice to new projects/problem areas as may be required from time to time.
  • Follow up and resolution of issues identified in internal and external reviews.
  • Carrying out special reviews such as budgetary and spending reviews, extracting data and reports, identifying trends and flagging issues.
  • Prepare draft reports, discuss findings with stakeholders and present neat working papers for review.
  • Demonstrate excellent auditing skills in the performance and execution of quality audits: deliver audit work on time with minimal supervision, identify and discuss (raise and clear) audit issues with management, draft audit issues into a report highlighting the business impacts and risks, keep within time and cost budgets.

    Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • K.C.S.E attained a minimum grade of B- (Minus)
  • Suitable professional qualifications such as (CPS (K), CPA (K), CFA, CISA or ACCA).
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management as an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • Age- 35 years and below.
  • At least 3 years’ experience to the position.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability.
  • Strong business and financial analytical skills.

    For more information and job application details, see; Internal Auditor (AUD 11/2014)

    Those who have worked in a medium size Cooperative society are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their application, current curriculum vitae and other testimonials via email to co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke not later than 26th November 2014. Please indicate the job reference in the subject heading of your email.


    Nuru Kenya Jobs in Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    About the Organization:

    Nuru International is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education.

    Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty.

    Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

    Nuru's vision is to empower people living in extreme poverty so that they can be able to make meaningful choices about their lives.

    Nuru Kenya is looking for exceptional and passionate candidates to fill the positions bellow:

    1. Position: Artificial Insemination Attendant, NK Social Enterprises

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time, Contract

    About the Position:

    Artificial insemination (AI) Attendant will be responsible for artificial insemination and bull service of all categories of dairy animals- pedigree, pure breed, cross breed and the zebu cows (Bos indicus) including dairy goats.

    He/she shall report directly to the Dairy Manager

    Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • To inseminate dairy livestock in hopes of successfully impregnating them, but they may have many additional related responsibilities.
  • The AI Attendant will also be expected to carefully monitor the heat cycles of dairy animals to determine the optimal time to inseminate (based on the animal’s ovulation cycle and behavior).
  • Carefully handle and thaw the straws of frozen semen that have been kept in liquid nitrogen storage.
  • The insemination will be performed with both speed and accuracy to ensure that the animal has the best chance of becoming pregnant on a single service.
  • He/she will also conduct and supervise bull service to the farmers from the community.
  • Additional duties may include cleaning and maintaining breeding equipment, keeping careful records of each insemination that is performed, and giving advice to breeders regarding industry trends in sire selection and reproductive techniques.
  • Be able to work closely with farmer based dairy groups and support staff to ensure that the breeding process runs smoothly and with minimal stress to the animals involved.
  • Capable of performing linear cow evaluation, sire directories, and understanding of corrective mating, care and maintenance of AI equipment.
  • Knowledge of dairy cattle nutrition and feeding and animal health will be a big plus.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum KCSE Certificate of C
  • Diploma/Certificate in Animal Health/Production
  • Minimum 1year practical experience in Artificial Insemination (AI) and general animal breeding
  • Mandatory requirement of a Certificate in Artificial Insemination and related
  • Agribusiness from a Government recognized training Institute that include AHITI, University of Nairobi, ABS TCM Ltd or ADC.

    Essential Skills

  • Strong communication skills: Balance listening and talking; speak and write clearly and accurately; be able to write periodic work reports and have the ability to communicate with farming community.
  • Team Work & Adaptability: Be able to work as a member of a team; be receptive to feedback; willing to learn new things and share knowledge and skills; embracing continuous improvement.
  • Be part of and contribute to the wider NURU Social Enterprise portfolio.
  • Problem Solving & Innovation: Be able to solve problems and find the best solution to a given problem or situation; collaborate with others to seek input and alternative ideas; think first before acting.
  • Take ownership of your work and think of new ways to do things better, and be willing to share your ideas with others.
  • Self-Management: Self- managing; with a focus on effective planning and time management as well as prioritization of tasks; be reliable and maintain work / life balance.

    Technical & Practical Skills:

  • Be able to understand and measure, monitor and adapt; seek training opportunities for further development; improve performance in day to day tasks of the role; use technology to improve productivity; be receptive and willing to learn and embrace technology as required of the position and job duties.

    Working Conditions

  • Artificial insemination Attendant shall use caution as they will routinely be interacting with liquid nitrogen refrigeration systems.
  • The duties for this position will generally be conducted outdoors or in farms, so the Attendant will be regularly exposed to varying temperatures and changing weather conditions.
  • It is also important to note that proper safety precautions shall be followed while working with large animals to minimize the chance of injury to the Attendant, as these animals may react unpredictably due to the stress of being caught and restrained for the breeding process.
  • He/she should be ready to work during odd hours including weekends and public holidays

    Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we offer equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

    Please complete your application in English

    Include your phone number, the application should reach us by the 14th of November, 2014 at 5pm.

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

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

    Submit your application in any one of the following ways:

    Drop your application at the Human Resources Office at the Nuru Kenya Regional Training Center (RTC) in Keburui, near Isibania;

    or

    Mail application to Human Resources Department,
    PO Box 176-40414, Isibania;

    or

    Email to: CashOfficer@nuru.co.ke (preferred)

    2. Job Title: M&E Data Analytics Specialist

    Job Category: Contract

    Department / Group: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya

    Travel Required: Local travel required

    Level: Managerial

    Position Type: Full-time

    Posting Expires: November 28, 2014

    Overview:

    Nuru Kenya’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team is actively seeking a highly qualified and energetic team player for M&E Analytics Specialist.

    M&E Analytics Specialist may be staffed internally from Nuru Kenya staff or externally as determined by the M&E Program Manager in coordination with the hiring panel consisting of the M&E Program Specialist.

    M&E Coordinator and the Director of Nuru Kenya.

    Contract specification will be in accordance with those established in the employment contract.

    This job description is a complement to the employment contract and serves as a baseline for performance evaluations conducted every 6 months.

    The employee is responsible for acknowledging and understanding the duties bestowed.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Works with M&E Coordinator, Database Manager and M&E Officers, to create feedback loop on internal M&E processes
  • Work closely with the Database Manager and the M&E Coordinator to write quarterly monitoring reports and evaluation reports
  • Responsible for evaluation analysis and supports monitoring analysis as needed
  • Responsible for developing all evaluation training including but not limited to enumerators training, data entry training etc.
  • Summarize and analyze samples of data, including construction of confidence intervals and statistical tests of significance
  • Develop analysis-based curriculum for M&E staff
  • Research, develop, and test evaluation tools as needed
  • Research on best practices on evaluations
  • Responsible for managing M&E Officers
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluation logistics
  • Reports directly to the M&E Program Manager
  • Additional roles as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Holds a degree in Computer Science, Policy Analysis or other relevant topic
  • Superior computer skills, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet and at least one statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, R or STATA (STATA preferred)
  • Superior research and report writing skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience analyzing and reporting on data for decision making purposes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (mandatory), Kiswahili (mandatory) and Kikuria (preferred)
  • Has effective project management and communications skills
  • Can work in office or field setting
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural Kenya

    Preferred Skills

  • Can work for long periods of time
  • At least 1 year experience surveying households or individuals

    Additional Notes

  • Applicants must currently live in Kuria West District or be willing to relocate for this position.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we offer equal opportunities to all qualified candidates.

  • Compensation: The salary scale attached to this position is Ksh. 70,000-75,000

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume/CV with at least two professional references by December 10, 2014 at 5PM EAT.

    Please submit all documents in English. Be sure to include your contact information.

    All applications can be submitted to our HR Office in Keborui, or Email: DASjobs@nuru.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Unilever Jobs in Kenya (23 Vacancies)

    Unilever is one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies.

    Among our flagship brands are Omo, Sunlight, Royco, Blue Band, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Geisha, Close Up, Rexona and Axe, among others.

    Unilever Kenya has been certified as Top Employer 2014/2015 by the Top Employer Institute, an international certification institute, for the second year in a row.

    A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity.

    So whether you’re looking for an internship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

    As one of the world’s greatest consumer goods companies, we offer people with talent, passion and integrity with some of the world’s greatest careers.

    We are therefore pro actively sourcing for suitable persons to map to the following key positions in our Customer Development & Brand Building Functions:

    1. Territory Manager

    2. Customer Development Operations Manager 3. Assistant CD Operations Manager

    4. Modern Trade Manager

    5. Key Accounts Manager

    6. Customer Marketing Manager

    7. Assistant Customer Marketing Manager

    8. Regional Sales Manager

    9. Capability Building Manager

    10. Field Activations Manager

    11. Category Manager

    12. Asst. Brand Manager

    13. Media Manager

    14. Brand Manager

    15. Consumer & Marketing Insight Manager

    16. Assistant CMI Manager

    17. Assistant Media Manager

    18. Asst. Procurement Operations Manager (3 Openings)

    19 Communications Officer East Africa

    20. Research & Development Technologist - Processing (2 yrs Contract)

    21. Research & Development Technologist - Packaging

    22. Shift Manager (5 Openings)

    23. Site Safety Officer

    To apply visit Unilever Jobs in Kenya (23 Vacancies) and fill the online application.

    Under Professionals category, click on ‘Apply Now’ and follow the steps.

    You can also subscribe to receive job alerts whenever a vacancy is posted using the same link.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing Date: 31st December, 2014. Recruitment Team,
    Unilever Kenya Limited


    PACT Jobs in Kenya

    1. Position Title: Chief of Party, Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) Program

    Requisition Number: 14-0138

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Department Overview:

    Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Kenya Integrated WASH program.

    The goal of this program is to achieve at-scale adoption of sustainable models of WASH service deliver for a healthy, productive and resilient Kenya.

    This position is contingent upon award.

    Position Purpose:

    Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the KIWASH Chief of Party is responsible for leading an anticipated Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) program, focused on strengthening governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources and institutionalizing catalytic models of sustainable service delivery.

    The program consists of five components:

    1.) Scaled-up market-based WASH service delivery models;

    2.) Increased access to sustainable financing/credit for WASH services;

    3.) Improved access to integrated WASH and nutrition services;

    4.) Increased environmental sustainability of WASH services; and

    5.) Strengthened WASH services and water resources institutions.

    The COP will be responsible for overall management, leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID implementation issues.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting, ensuring rapid roll-out and supervision of activities.
  • Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with and implementation of all donor-related, Pact, and project specific policies.
  • Negotiate Pact annual budgets and revisions to the scope of work as required.
  • Effectively work with other consortium members to assure a coordinated and timely execution of workplans.
  • Provide oversight of financial management and procurement, including delivery, management, and monitoring of subgrants.

    Basic Requirements:

    Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of senior-level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USAID-funded project.

  • Previous COP experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with similarly complex projects involving coordination with multiple programs and partner institutions.

  • Strong preference for experience in East Africa.

    Applicants should have experience with one or more of the following:

    1.) market-based WASH service delivery models;

    2.) Sustainable financing/credit for WASH services;

    3.) Integrated WASH and nutrition services;

    4.) Environmental sustainability of WASH services; and

    5.) Water resources institutions.

  • Demonstrated experience with coordination and project planning, including establishing systems during program start-up and overseeing and close out.
  • Good understanding of USAID procurement processes, procedures and grants management.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and collaboration with a broad set of stakeholders, including the private sector, government, local and international NGOs.
  • Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in project design and implementation.
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • University degree required; Masters Degree preferred, in Public Health, Sustainable Development, Water Resources, Environmental Sustainability, or related degree.
  • At least 10 years of senior-level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USG-funded project.
  • Previous COP experience preferred.
  • Experience implementing development programs, preferably in East Africa.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, please visit our website at Chief of Party, Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) Program by 6th Dec 2014

    2. Position Title: Social Development Advisor

    Requisition Number: 14-0141

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Purpose:

    Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) is an essential principle of new Kenya's Constitution and a priority strategy of Finnish / Swedish development cooperation.

    WSTF's mandate of pro-poor water services financing aligns well with the HRBA principles on equality.

    However, WSTF and new county Governments have limited human resource capacities to deal with social-political and cultural issues which will be inevitable at county-level interactions.

    The purpose of the post is to on one hand assure that HRBA principles particularly as they relate to participation and inclusion, non-discrimination and equality, accountability and rule of law; are streamlined in planning, implementation and oversight of both county- and community-level operations.

    On the other hand, the post aims to support the Programme’s impact monitoring and evaluation especially at the field level in order to make necessary changes in project implementation.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Social Development Advisor will:

    General tasks in WSTF:

  • Create awareness on and mainstream HRBA-based approaches for ensuring that HRBA and cross-cutting objectives are integrated into planning, implementation as well as monitoring & evaluation of WSTF's operations
  • Support CTA in facilitating relations between WSTF, counties and communities

    Tasks at county / field level:

  • Assure that HRBA and pro-poor principles are present when county level prioritizing is carried out and in development of the strategies and approaches for Programme implementation.
  • Create awareness and develop methods for integrating HRBA in county- and field-level operations, including needs mappings, community/beneficiary mobilization (e.g. user groups, associations and/or cooperatives, WRUAs) as well as in planning and implementation of projects, capacity building, and M&E
  • Develop county-level social and impact monitoring systems compatible with WSTF's M&E system
  • Support the capacity building of service providers and entrepreneurs on relevant social issues
  • Facilitate linkages between communities, Programme partners and other stakeholders

    Basic Requirements:

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Swahili
  • Experience and knowledge in community mobilization and participatory planning of community-level developments, including field experience from different parts of Kenya;
  • Experience and knowledge in building capacity of public institutions and local communities on community mobilization and in HRBA, including planning and implementing related capacity building programmes, developing guidelines and manuals, etc.
  • Work experience in rural water and sanitation sector as well as in water resource management;
  • Experience in development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for rural development programs, especially for social impact monitoring.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand and work in diverse cultures and environments
  • Ability to develop innovative institutional and social solutions in different operational environments
  • Ability to work in a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High skills in capacity building and skills transfer Willingness to work at field level conditions Good reporting skills

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

    How to Apply

    See; Social Development Advisor to apply online

    3. Position Title: Business Development Advisor

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Business Development Advisor will:

    General tasks in WSTF

  • Create awareness and strengthen capacities on business-like management in WSTF
  • Facilitate (together with WSTF's senior management) a comprehensive analysis of the efficiency of WSTF's operations and make proposal on the measures to improve efficiency
  • Support the development of WSTF's new financing modalities and their risk management measures including capacity assessment of county-level water service providers
  • Support the development of systems and promotion of new methods of planning, including strategic, business, management, corporate communications, and operational planning
  • Assist with the design and installation of management information systems in areas of finance, human resources, supply chain, auditing and legal services

    County / field level tasks

  • Support creating business like awareness and management capacities at county level institutions, especially WSPs
  • Assist and advise on procurements procedures and their developments
  • Support developing ways to engage private sector in developing, supporting and/or operating water services, including PPP schemes
  • Support developing cooperative model as community level service provider
  • Enhance efficiency, networking and cooperation of service providers
  • Support the development and implementation of capacity building programs at all levels

    Basic Requirements:

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Experience in development and operation of funding institutions and mechanisms similar to WSTF and water sector;
  • Experience and knowledge in development of business strategies, management information systems and implementing efficiency programmes;
  • Experience and knowledge in planning and managing capacity building programs. These may include but not be limited to advising, mentoring, developing training programs, developing manuals and guidelines, etc.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Other Qualifications:

  • Well-developed institutional and business management analysis skills
  • Ability to work and communicate in an international environment and diverse cultures
  • Ability to develop innovative technical and financial solutions in different operating environments
  • Ability to work in multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams
  • High skills in capacity building and skills transfer
  • Good report writing skills

    4. Chief Technical Advisor/Expert in Institutional Reforms and Devolution

    This post is critical to the Programme since Kenya is in a transition process of implementing a decentralized governance system that demands innovative strategies for strengthening local-level institutions, policies and capacities.

    The counties only came into being on 1st July 2013.

    CTA’s prior experience on decentralization process is therefore indispensable for the implementation of the Programme.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Chief of Technical Advisor will:

    General tasks

  • Advise the Chief Executive Officer of WSTF, WSTF management, relevant ministry and senior county level officers in decision making on new strategies or methodologies to be developed
  • Support overall reform of WSTF's strategies toward the model based on county-level planning and implementation of water and sanitation services as well as water resources management
  • Support the ministry and WSTF in facilitating the overall political / strategic process of devolving water services to the counties

    Overall responsibility for

  • Monitoring the effective and efficient use of resources provided by the Governments of Finland and Sweden
  • Planning and managing the international and national short-term consultancy (ISTC) inputs including;

    i) development of TORs,

    ii) recruitment,

    iii) supervision and quality control of implementation and reporting

  • Quality assurance in preparation of the Annual Work Plans, the Annual Progress Reports, ISTC reports and other routine reports

    Co-management responsibilities together with CEO of WSTF

  • Efficient communication with the Embassy of Finland/Sweden, TA of other donors supporting WSTF, and other partners involved in implementation of the Programme
  • Ensuring, through participatory and collaborative working methods, the transfer of skills and knowledge among the WSTF and partner organisations
  • Assuring the quality of work when revising and finalizing the Programme document
  • Coordinating with TA-teams of other donors of WSTF and other partners

    Technical advisory responsibilities for

  • Facilitating efficient exchange of international and national experiences in institutional, commercial and technical solutions of water related services
  • Support the preparation of capacity building strategies and programmes for the whole chain of operations, especially at management and county government levels
  • Developing capacity in WSTF for the efficient outsourcing of Programme activities to private sector/civil society entities
  • Advising WSTF senior management in matters of corporate governance
  • In cooperation with other donor s/TA, support in developing an overall M&E system for the operations of WSTF (in coordination with BMA)
  • Quality control in selection, planning and monitoring of the investment projects

    Basic Requirements:

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Eight years of relevant experience in workforce development, livelihoods, and/or private sector development.
  • Four years of relevant experience in Africa (or similar developing countries), experience in Ethiopia highly preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge in facilitating or leading institutional development and policy / strategy processes relevant to devolution in public services such as water supply;
  • Experience and knowledge in developing and building capacities and competences at sector and county / local government levels as well as facilitating cooperation between institutions, private sector, community organizations and donors;
  • Experience and knowledge in development of approaches for rural water supply and sanitation services together with water resources management including alternatives, which may comprise of but not limited to municipality/county managed water companies, public-private sector partnerships, and community-managed services e.g. water cooperatives;
  • Experience as a Chief Technical Adviser / Team Leader in planning and implementing development cooperation projects/programmes and processes, leading multi-cultural teams and facilitating multi-donor cooperation;
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management Approaches;

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Other Qualifications:

  • Well-developed policy and institutional analysis skills
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop innovative institutional solutions in different operating environments
  • Ability to work in multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Advanced skills in capacity building and skills transfer
  • Good report writing skills

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit PACT Jobs in Kenya to apply on line by 6th Jan 2015


    International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI) Jobs in Kenya

    IBTCI Company Profile

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects.

    IBTCI has produced Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) services for governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of M&E across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance.

    We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.

    Respect and integrity are the basis of our core values.

    Kenya Based Communications Company Needed

    1. Graphic Designer - Kenya

    Project Summery

    IBTCI is seeking a Graphic Designer that can work on a tight schedule to create communication and outreach products.

  • The designer will create attractive graphic designs and layouts, subject to IBTCI approval for various products including those listed in the deliverable section
  • The materials will be in full color, and include striking graphics, photographs, and other visual elements
  • Make the designed materials available on a disk in a user-friendly format, for use in a website or power point presentation.
  • Upon approval of artwork, designer to liaise with contracted printer until delivery of finished product

    Designer Position Summery

  • ability to work in short time-frames;
  • be creative;
  • experience with USAID Graphics Manual desirable
  • the ability to produce visually striking publications;
  • proven experience in graphic design, including design and layout for similar materials;
  • Deep familiarity with graphics, word processing and presentation software.
  • experience using standard publishing programs such as Mac-based Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress; and
  • Extensive knowledge of Kenyan publishing industry.
  • Must be based in Kenya

    2. Photographer - Kenya

    Project Summery

    IBTCI is seeking a photographer for production of communication and outreach materials.

    Photographers Position Description

    The photographer must be able to produce high quality, professional images for use on communication and outreach products.

    In particular, the photographer will:

  • Use digital cameras, or digitize images taken on film
  • In sensitive situations, get verbal and written authorization from subjects—at least at the project level
  • Document subjects
  • Capture, on video, audio, or paper, direct quotes as testimonials of the benefits of USAID’s assistance.
  • Work with photo shop software to edit and catalogue these images. The photographer will strive to ensure the following standards to ensure that the communications have a recognizable look.

  • Focus on positive aspects of USAID efforts
  • Demonstrate “aid in action”
  • Ensure relevance to the USAID story
  • Avoid images that showcase despair
  • Include other images that showcase Somalia’s landscape and culture

    The photographer will be required to spend a total of ten days in Somalia, in Somaliland, Mogadishu and South central Somalia.

    USAID shall propose specific photo assignments, which will be finalized after consultation with IBTCI.

    Positions Requirements

  • Photographer must be based in Kenya

    Deliverables

    Graphics must be produced for the following materials: Product

  • Retractable standing banners with stand and carrying case
  • Journal / Diary
  • Hanging calendar 2015
  • Mugs
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Lined notebooks (for students)
  • White pocket folders
  • Glossy pocket folders
  • Glossy brochure 3. Deputy Team Leader, Somalia Monitoring Programme (DfID)

    IBTCI is seeking a Deputy Team Leader for the Third Party Verification component under the Somalia Monitoring Programme (SMP) funded by DfID.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will commence on January 2nd, 2015.

    Occasional travel to Somalia may be required.

    The Somalia Monitoring Programme (SMP) is a four year program (2012-2016) within the Governance and Peacebuilding (G&PB) portfolio in DfID Somalia.

    A major component of this project is the provision of Third Party Monitoring services, which allows DfID to verify partner results, assess intended impacts and outcomes, and strategically evaluate and revise its portfolio of activities in Somalia.

    The Deputy Team Leader will work with the Team Leader and Senior M&E Specialist in order to:

  • Provide technical guidance to DFID and Implementing Partners in the governance and peace building pillar to improve theories of change and log frames
  • Provide technical guidance to allow DFID and Implementing Partners in the governance and peace building pillar to define and determine data collection methods, monitoring processes and performance metrics intended to measure results
  • Provide verification services through intermediary Third Party Monitors examining Implementing Partner activities and results according to identified DFID and wider HMG priorities
  • Share lessons learned, verification results and programme management implications on a pillar-wide level in a user-friendly, accessible manner.

    Desired Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of experience supporting international donors on M&E programs, with a specific emphasis on development of log frames, the enhancement of monitoring systems and capacity building and learning practices
  • Previous experience supporting DfID programs
  • Previous experience in East Africa, Somalia, or conflict and fragile environments; knowledge of the Somali context particularly useful
  • A Master’s degree is preferred

    4. Verification & Monitoring Component Lead

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is seeking a Verification & Monitoring Component Lead for its Somalia Monitoring Programme (SMP) funded under DfID Somalia.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel to Somalia.

    Scope of Work

    The Component Team Lead will be in charge of managing the entire Verification portfolio under the SMP program, including team management (including the Senior M&E Officer and the Lead Reporter), strategic development, and overall oversight of timely submission of contract deliverables, partner hiring/contracting, tool development, capacity-building, research, planning, quality control and report writing.

    The Component Team Lead will ensure the timely deployment of all program verifications throughout Somalia for DfiD funded activities throughout Somalia and the timely Nairobi-based quality control process by the verification team.

    The Component Team will also provide programmatic and thoughtful technical support to the donor to help ensure the identification and selection of activities to be verified is done in a strategic and timely manner.

    This supervisory role requires advanced organizational, analytical and leadership skills.

    The Component Team Lead will manage a complex portfolio under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, and will supervise and support the day to day operations of the verification team members including the Senior M&E Officer and Lead Reporter.

    Close collaboration will be required among the third party monitors and verification team members.

    Strong planning/management/organization and communication skills should be highlighted to qualify for this position.

    Program implementation experience and strong familiarity and application of M&E tools and processes - especially in the area of governance - are a strongly preferred.

    Somali language skills and contextual understanding are preferable but not required for this position.

    5. Third Party Monitoring (TPM) Organizations

    The organization will be responsible for conducting the following activities:

  • Regular monitoring site visits to a range of programs being implemented in Somalia,
  • Through primary data collection, questionnaires, focus groups, and verification of the presence and progress, including outputs and activities, of specified humanitarian programs.
  • Provide on-time delivery of consolidated as well as individual monthly monitoring reports based on the field monitoring efforts in Somalia.

    Requirements and selection criteria:

    1) The organization must demonstrate extensive relevant technical experience in gathering data, conducting interviews and facilitating focus groups with community level beneficiaries in Somalia, and must have tested experience in the use of various data collection techniques and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

    2) The organization must have established offices and organization registration in Somalia.

    3) The organization must demonstrate strong capacity to access and monitor programs in different regions of Somalia, including Somaliland, Puntland, Mogadishu, and South/Central Somalia.

    4) The organization should ideally provide written references from current or previous clients that attest to their competency in the requested monitoring services.

    5. Position: Mobile Data Collection Organization

    The organization will be responsible for providing the following:

  • A customizable software platform and mobile application to support the efficient collection of the following data in support of IBTCI’s monitoring contract in Somalia: monitoring and verification data, real time capture of GPS coordinates that is date and time stamped during monitoring visits to increase quality control, photos supporting verification activities and if requested, short videos, in addition to mapping and information management of the specific donor activities
  • Programmed hand-held data collection devices using IBTCI’s site visit forms and verification questionnaires
  • Training on use of the software and devices for IBTCI staff and the third party monitoring enumerators implementing the monitoring activities
  • Call center services to support verification/monitoring activities
  • Real-time reporting, digitization of verification forms and surveys
  • Ad hoc support for specific reports for use in IBTCI Monthly or Quarterly Monitoring Reports
  • Technical assistance/advisory services as needed

    Requirements and selection criteria:

    1) The organization must demonstrate extensive relevant technical experience in Somalia

    2) The organization must demonstrate strong technical capacity for and/or prior experience offering the above provisions to programs in different regions of Somalia, including Somaliland, Puntland, Mogadishu, and South/Central Somalia

    To apply:

    Please submit a proposal to include a technical proposal, cost proposal, and a capabilities statement with past performance to somaliarecruiting@ibtci.com no later than Monday, November 24 at 5 PM (1700 hours) Nairobi time.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit all application materials at International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI) Jobs in Kenya .

    Or;

    To apply, send a resume and portfolio to RecruitMEPS@ibtci.com

    No phone calls please.

    Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

    IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.

    If you encounter any technical issues please notify lantic [AT] ibtci [DOT] com

    Closing Date: 31st Dec 2014


    PATH NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Please note:

    Please provide a cover letter indicating how your skills and experience are well suited for this role.

    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children.

    We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.

    By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

    Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

    PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department works to improve global health by increasing awareness and support of global health priorities by policymakers, coalitions, and other influential individuals and groups.

    1. Policy and Advocacy Officer, Kenya

    Tracking Code: 6393

    Job Description

    PATH’s APP department is seeking to hire a Policy and Advocacy Officer to develop and oversee advocacy strategies to advance policy and advocacy goals in the areas of global health research and development (R&D) and regulatory affairs in Kenya.

    The position is funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Advocacy Partnership Grant, which supports advocacy projects in Kenya, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia.

    The Policy and Advocacy Officer will be based in Nairobi,Kenya and will report directly to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and corresponding activities to achieve R&D-related policy change at the national and regional level in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC), respectively.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with key R&D and regulatory stakeholders in Kenya and within the region, including the Ministry of Health, EAC Health Secretariat, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), African Union, policymakers, multi-lateral organizations, and private-sector institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), professional associations, and educational and research institutions.
  • Oversight of relevant advocacy coalitions and working groups, including logistics management, meeting administration, and working group communication as necessary for the project.
  • Gather evidence and produce advocacy documents and presentations, including policy memos, briefs, and other policy and informational documents for both internal and external purposes.
  • Work in consultation with PATH’s product development policy officer to document and translate PATH’s product development experiences at the country level for policymakers and advocacy partners.
  • Provide support to NEPAD in conducting meetings with high-level officials in EAC member states.
  • Oversee and implement all aspects of PATH-led R&D and regulatory advocacy-related meetings, workshops and events.
  • Train and provide technical assistance to PATH programs, CSO partners, and other organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches on key R&D and regulatory policies and programmatic issues in Kenya and the EAC.
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, and dissemination of cross-country lessons learned, best practices, and experience.
  • Represent PATH at national, regional, and international conferences and events, and on relevant R&D and regulatory coalitions and working groups, as necessary.
  • Ensure timely submission of project reports and other deliverables as specified in the grant.
  • Consult on and contribute to the development of proposals in support of policy advocacy activities.

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to achieve health- or development-related policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to influence product development and/or regulatory policies regionally, globally, or in Kenya.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government personnel, NGO partners, and international organizations at various levels.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Kenya and the EAC.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner.
  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in facilitating meetings and moderating complex discussions with a variety of stakeholders (including national leaders) preferred.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word,
  • Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Fluency in English is required.

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred. Prior work in direct advocacy required.

  • Advocacy experience related to research and development and regulatory affairs strongly preferred.
  • East Africa experience required.

    2. Program Assistant

    Tracking Code: 6397

    Job Description

    PATH’s APP department is seeking a Program Assistant to support advocacy and policy initiatives in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health in Kenya.

    The Program Assistant will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer in PATH’s Nairobi office.

    Responsibilities:

    Working with the Nairobi based APP staff, the Program Assistant responsibilities will include:

  • Providing meeting planning and logistics support.
  • Activities may include scheduling internal and external meetings, workshops, and other events as necessary, as well as coordinating event-related logistics, maintaining database of project contacts, and drafting meeting notes and coordinating review, distribution, and filing.
  • Drafting project reports and communications materials.
  • In consultation with relevant staff, plan and coordinate the production and distribution of monthly activity reports and other communications materials as requested.
  • Additional responsibilities will include liaising with Washington, DC based APP staff on PATH branding standards and coordinating review processes for publications developed by the APP Kenya team.
  • Gathering research and evidence to support project activities.
  • This will include assembling literature and publication resources into comprehensive evidence packages.
  • Providing general administrative support to maintain coordinated and organized team logistics.

  • This may include working closely with the APP program team and the project administrator to initiate the procurement process for project activities, the maintenance of a shared team calendar for APP staff in Kenya, helping program staff accurately communicate their travel and leave dates, assisting APP staff with travel planning arrangements and post-travel reimbursements, including cheque requests, meal conference forms, etc.
  • Maintaining the electronic and paper filing systems to ensure information is readily and easily accessible. This will include regular updates of assigned email distribution lists.
  • Coordination with full APP Department staff to ensure smooth coordination of administrative tasks between the Washington, DC and other country offices as assigned.

    Required Skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Effective time management.
  • Experience working under deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English, including excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of two years of directly related administrative and program support experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    3. Senior Technical Advisor - Laboratory Quality Systems

    Tracking Code: 6356

    Job Description

    The Kenya Country Program seeks to recruit a Technical Advisor to be based in Kisumu who will be responsible for providing technical expertise and collaborations with partners and project teams in the on the Laboratory Quality Systems project.

    S/he will develop team’s capacity and experience to deliver on the implementation of the 4 core technical areas covered the project.

    s/he’ll be required to engage with government at national and county level, donor and other key stakeholders, while implementing high impact interventions aimed at improving HIV and TB laboratory testing services.

    Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership in the implementation of laboratory system strengthening interventions at the county and facility levels.
  • Lead in the developments and implementation of policies, guidelines, strategic plans and other documents at the national, county and facility level.
  • Work with project team to support identified laboratories to implement standardized quality management system using the stepwise approach.
  • Assist selected county laboratories to work towards ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.
  • Work with the project team to assist selected counties and health facilities to improve development and implementation of operation plans through strengthening of budgeting and strategic use of routine laboratory data.
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation and monitoring of biosafety and biosecurity guidelines within selected facilitates in the counties including training and guideline implementation.
  • Uses effective approaches to strengthen laboratory networking through coordination of specimen referral networks for HIV, TB and other opportunistic infections.
  • Work with the counties and health facilities to ensure establishment of effective laboratory equipment management programs and use of innovative technology.
  • Perform other related program responsibilities as may be delegated.
  • Prepares and submits technical reports and respond to donor review queries and participate in review meetings.
  • Supervises and mentors other to technical staff under her/him.

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills and abilities; sound judgment, and high ethical standards; flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills are mandatory, expertise in technical report writing is a must.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing.
  • Knowledge of data analysis is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of laboratory quality management systems; quality assurance/quality control practices and procedures including their development specifically, knowledge of SLIPTA and SLAMTA processes
  • Understanding and working knowledge on the laboratory role in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, TB/HIV, TB DOTS and malaria,Knowledge of and experience in laboratory capacity building, monitoring and supervision.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the medical laboratory infrastructure in Kenya including key players and stakeholders especially in the Western and Nyanza regions.

    Required Experience

  • A Bachelors or advanced degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Medicine and or other relevant medical education with hands on experience in HIV/TB laboratory management,be registered with appropriate regulatory authority such as Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB), 5 years or more of experience working as or with laboratory health professional with relevant practical experience.

  • Must have experience in TB/HIV/AIDS programming, expertise in a broad range of HIV/TB laboratory management technical areas, including quality assurance, laboratory information system, biosafety, infection prevention and blood safety.

  • Facilitation skills,workshop and curriculum design experience in Kenya are essential, proven track record of managing complex projects involving multiple external collaborators,experience in working with CDC, USAID, WHO, GFATM and other key agencies is an added advantage ,demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR/CDC reporting requirements is a plus.

    4. Program Assistant

    The Program Assistant will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer in PATH’s Nairobi office.

    Responsibilities:

    Working with the Nairobi based APP staff, the Program Assistant responsibilities will include:

  • Providing meeting planning and logistics support.
  • Activities may include scheduling internal and external meetings, workshops, and other events as necessary, as well as coordinating event-related logistics, maintaining database of project contacts, and drafting meeting notes and coordinating review, distribution, and filing.
  • Drafting project reports and communications materials.
  • In consultation with relevant staff, plan and coordinate the production and distribution of monthly activity reports and other communications materials as requested.
  • Additional responsibilities will include liaising with Washington, DC based APP staff on PATH branding standards and coordinating review processes for publications developed by the APP Kenya team.
  • Gathering research and evidence to support project activities.
  • This will include assembling literature and publication resources into comprehensive evidence packages.
  • Providing general administrative support to maintain coordinated and organized team logistics.
  • This may include working closely with the APP program team and the project administrator to initiate the procurement process for project activities, the maintenance of a shared team calendar for APP staff in Kenya, helping program staff accurately communicate their travel and leave dates, assisting APP staff with travel planning arrangements and post-travel reimbursements, including cheque requests, meal conference forms, etc.
  • Maintaining the electronic and paper filing systems to ensure information is readily and easily accessible. This will include regular updates of assigned email distribution lists.
  • Coordination with full APP Department staff to ensure smooth coordination of administrative tasks between the Washington, DC and other country offices as assigned.

    Required Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Effective time management.
  • Experience working under deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English, including excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of two years of directly related administrative and program support experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have legal authorization to work and currently reside in Kenya.

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job Location Code:

    Kenya, Nairobi (12)

    Job Location:

    Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Type:

    Full-Time/Regular

    For more information on job application details, see; PATH NGO Jobs in Kenya

    How to Apply

    For more information on job application details, see; PATH NGO Jobs in Kenya , apply by 31st December 2014.

    Candidates must have legal authorization to work and currently reside in Kenya.

    The successful must be able to travel internationally and domestically as needed (at 25% of time).

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Submit or edit your resume/CV

    Submit your resume/CV to PATH’s database to be considered for future opportunities. If you have already submitted your resume, you may log in to update it.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer.

    Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

    PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, disability, political ideology, or veteran status, or other protected class.


    Solar Lantern Demand Creator Jobs in Kenya

    Do you want to brighten millions of lives in Kenya?:

    Our client is the leading brand in the Solar lantern category, with a mission to provide the 2 billion people living without access to reliable electricity, with cleaner, safer, and more affordable solar solutions.

    We are recruiting vibrant, aggressive, professional and experienced sales people to carry this dream to Kenyan families.

    Job Title: Demand Creator

    Positions available in Meru, Embu, Machakos, Nakuru, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui, Nandi / Kericho, Mt. Elgon, Kapsabet, Narok, Busia, Siaya, Cheptais, Naitiri

    Main Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Account Executive, the Sales Person’s key role is creating awareness in their designated areas and direct selling.

    The main responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Ensure brand and product awareness through market activations, group activations and other activities
  • Direct sales within designated geographies
  • Deploy and replenish Point of Sale materials in recruited outlets.
  • In-outlet merchandising as per set standards
  • Work planning and adherence to journey cycles
  • Collecting and reporting end-user feedback
  • Prompt reporting to management
  • Feedback on market intelligence and competitor activity to management

    Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Certificate, Diploma or degree in Business, Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience in direct sales or marketing preferably Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Good command of English and local language in designated geography
  • Experience working with community based groups will be an added advantage

    To apply please send your updated cv to client.services@frontiermrkting.com by 31st December 2014

    For more information call +254723995330


    Runji & Partners Civil Engineers, Surveyors and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

    1. Materials Engineer / Pavement Specialist for Supervision of Road Rehabilitation Works

  • B.Sc. (Civil Engineering.) or equivalent, 15 years post-graduation appropriate experience in Pavement Design and Supervision of Asphalt Concrete Roads.

  • Post Graduate Qualification, M.Sc. (Geotechnical Eng.) or equivalent, Registered Engineer with the National Registration Body like EBK (Kenya) and Experience in supervision of Rehabilitation of AC Works.
  • Experience in Conducting FWD and interpretations would be an added advantage.

    2. Resident Engineers: Water and Sanitation Projects

  • B.Sc (Eng.) in Civil Engineering, minimum of 10 years post graduation experience in design and supervision of Water and Wastewater Projects and Registered with the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (Kenya) or ERB(Tanzania).

  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MS Office Suite and other Water & Wastewater Software.

    3. Water and Sanitation Engineers for Design and Supervision

  • B.Sc (Eng.) in Civil Engineering, minimum of 8 years post graduation experience in design and supervision of Water and Wastewater Projects and Registered or
  • Registerable with the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (Kenya) or ERB(Tanzania).

  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD, Civi 3D, MS Office Suite and other Water & Waste water Software.

    4. Surveyors for Supervision of Road Works

  • B.Sc (Eng.) in Surveying/Geomatics or equivalent qualification, minimum of 8 years post-graduation experience in design and supervision of Road Projects.

  • Good knowledge of Survey Software and AutoCAD, MS Office Suite.

    5. Accountant

  • Appropriate Qualifications in Accounting, CPA (K) or equivalent, 8 Years post qualifying Experience.

    Apply through email, attaching detailed CV and Testimonials, and indicating Availability; to the email address below by 31st Dec 2014

    Runji & Partners, Consulting Engineers Ltd
    Email: careers @runji.co.ke


    Davis & Shirtliff Sales Engineering Interns 30 Jobs in Kenya

    Davis & Shirtliff is a regional water and energy solutions provider with its Head Office in Nairobi.

    The company intends to open branches across the country and is therefore seeking to recruit 30 Sales Engineering Interns drawn from all Counties in Kenya.

    The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

    Graduate Engineer in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum Upper Second Honours degree.

    Those with a driving licence will have competitive advantage. Successful candidates will join the company internship programme details of which are on the company website.

    This provides exciting opportunities to join a dedicated team of dynamic experts who derive satisfaction from “Improving Peoples’ Lives through Providing Water and Energy Solutions for Africa”.

    On confirmation the new staff will be offered a competitive salary and usual large company benefits.

    Interested applicants should send their application, passport size colour photograph, CV with copies of certificates indicating their preferred county work stations to recruitment@dayliff.com.

    The final date for submission of applications will be 28th November 2014.


    Secours Islamique France Jobs in Kenya

    Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France.

    Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse.

    SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

    1. Field coordinator (M/F)

    SIF is urgently recruiting a Field coordinator (M/F).

    He/ She will be responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and ensuring integration between SIF’s programs,as well as liaising with various external partners on humanitarian issues for the intervention area.

    The position is based in Masalani (Kenya).

    Missions and activities:

  • Managing the security and safety of the SIF employees and property; ensuring adequate flow of information between Nairobi regional office, local stakeholders and SIF employees.
  • Enabling program team and support services to implement projects. Providing guidance in coordinating various SIF departments
  • Representing SIF in official and unofficial meeting and forums; Guaranteeing the good reputation and accountability of the SIF

  • Managing the office administration; guiding and evaluating key SIF employees against their objectives

  • Internal reporting according to SIF guidelines and participating in external reporting (donor, government)

    Profile:

  • Degree in either International Relations, Community development, Social sciences or relevant field
  • Over 5 years of Field Experience with INGOs with responsibility for Safety and Security, Programs, Administration and Coordination
  • Have good knowledge and experience with international donors rules and regulations
  • Confirmed experience in team management and a supportive management style
  • A good command of spoken English
  • Have a strong understanding of the community practices, culture and understand the dynamics of Somali social structure
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills, flexible and calm under pressure
  • Strong communication

    Terms and conditions:

  • Wages to be defined according to profile + per diem
  • 6 months contract

    2. Head of Mission Kenya M/F

    He/ She will provide the overall leadership and strategic direction for SIF’s operations in Kenya and for the overall program development and implementation.

    He/she will be responsible for the management of the staff, for representing the organization and managing the security of the mission.

    The position in based in Nairobi.

    Missions and activities:

    Leadership of the country Program

  • Establish, maintain and develop SIF’s presence in Kenya
  • Establish, coordinate and manage the overall planning and direction of SIF's operations
  • Develop and maintain a coherent strategy that contributes to SIF's global objectives
  • Assess and respond as necessary to changes in the external environment ensuring these changes are reflected in the country strategy and project plans

    Program management

  • Develop and maintain a coherent medium to long term strategy in the Horn of Africa that contributes to SIF's global objectives
  • Monitor the humanitarian situation in Kenya and work with Program Coordinator on the appropriate course of action
  • Ensure context changes are included and reflected in the country strategy and project plans
  • Participate in senior level coordination forum for Kenya

    Staff Management / Human Resources

  • Provide leadership and management to the Kenya coordination team
  • Develop a staffing structure and ensure the roles are filled when funding is secured, for programme implementation to start
  • Ensure required resources are mobilized and appropriate to the programme goals/size and review staff levels as the situation evolves.
  • Ensure that personnel are funded within the frame of programme budgets
  • Ensure line manage senior staff, including regular performance management and appraisals
  • Support national and international staff, ensuring that the individuals work effectively together as a team to achieve the programme objectives
  • Ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills development

    Representation

  • Represent SIF, coordinate and advocate on key issues with local and national authorities, UN agencies, donors, INGOs and NNGOs.
  • Develop collaborative and open working relationships with partners and beneficiaries
  • Meet key representative of Ministries of Kenya government, to understand the system and priorities
  • Identify the sponsors and contribute to reinforce professional relations
  • Undertake discussions with donors in country and develop funding strategies and donor mapping analyses
  • Draw up a financial plan according to the operational objectives
  • Write or supervise the financing proposals
  • Check and transmit regularly the various reports to the sponsor
  • Manage external communications in collaboration with the communications department in HQ. Act as the contact person with press and media
  • Liaise and maintain regular communications with various HQ department using the established procedures

    Security management

  • Responsible for the safety and security of all SIF staff and visitors to Kenya
  • Ensure that a safety and security framework for SIF operations in Kenya is developed, communicated, adhered to and regularly reviewed
  • Monitor the security context (including participating in local/national INGO/UN security meetings) and act on any deterioration in this that could affect operations and provide guidance to teams/sites as required
  • Facilitate the evacuation of field based teams if necessary
  • Ensure timely and accurate security / incident reports are sent to HQ
  • Maintain regular contact with security key actors

    Profile:

  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, or Assistant regional director, or Chief of Party with INGOs in similar context
  • Considerable overseas experience in establishing country programs within an international NGO preferably in the emergency sector with a focus on food security,
  • livelihood, WASH, Shelter other cross cutting issues
  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action
  • Ability of raising the profile of an organization, strategically networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, and using the media as appropriate
  • Significant people management, ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with partners including local authorities.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English (and desirably French and/or Arabic)
  • Familiarity with Horn of Africa context (especially Kenya)

    Terms and conditions:

  • Wages to be defined according to profile + per diem
  • 1 year contract

    Guest house

  • 2 days of paid vacation per month
  • Return ticket provided, at the beginning and at the end of the mission (only for the country of origin)
  • Vacation period of one week, each three months (salary maintained)

    How to Apply:

    To apply send a resume and a cover letter to: rhp@secours-islamique.org by 20th Dec 2014


    Maternal Birth Planning Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Background:

    Harvard School of Public Health is conducting a study in collaboration with Jacaranda Health, a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.

    Jacaranda Health combines business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women.

    As it builds a network of maternity hospitals, Jacaranda Health has launched one clinic in Nairobi in 2012, a second in 2014, and two more are in process in other locations in the region.

    1. Study Team Leader

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Summary:

    This study is seeking a Team Leader (TL) to report to our Program Manager for Research and Evaluation.

    This individual will work closely with the Program Manager to manage a team of surveyors and conduct research on maternal birth planning.

    TL roles for this evaluation will include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing logistics of recruitment days
  • Managing data collection activities including transportation and communication disbursement, recruitment/data collection targets, and logistic support to research assistants
  • Managing day-today research activities of surveyors
  • Collecting and organizing data; performing data entry
  • Ensuring data quality
  • Working with Program Manager to improve and refine data collection and entry tools
  • We are looking for someone who is interested in building up their research management skills.

    This person should be an intelligent, proactive, and flexible individual with experience in managing a team and in conducting health research and evaluations.

    Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

    General

  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity, sensitivity and understanding
  • Recruit eligible women into study and obtain informed consent using proper ethical standards
  • Manage team of research assistants by ensuring targets are met, logistical matters are handled efficiently including distribution of resources (stipends, cash transfers, airtime, etc.), and that daily challenges are overcome
  • Collect data through means such as household surveys, phone calls, and observation
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve one another’s data collection and data entering skills
  • Work with the Project Manager to implement improvements to data collection tools and methods
  • Conduct data entry and data quality checks using computer data entry system
  • Attend to other administrative duties, as assigned
  • Submit weekly reports on research activities including performance of Research Assistants

    Qualifications

    Required

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma/certificate
  • 3-5 years work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through household and/or phone surveys, exit interviews, focus groups, observation
  • Experience managing a team and in a leadership role (research team a plus)
  • Experience organizing logistics of a program/project (health program/study a plus)
  • Innovative problem-solving skills and high attention to detail
  • Proactive, self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to participants
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Willingness to travel within Nairobi
  • Dependable and upholding highest level of honesty and confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals in a variety of locations
  • Ability to withstand demanding targets; thrives well under pressure
  • Flexible – there will be times when the workload is very demanding and other times when it will be slower

    Strongly Desired

  • Experience or familiarity with maternal or newborn health
  • Experience with all data entry methods mentioned above
  • Experience with pilot studies, especially related to improving data collection tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS Excel in particular); familiarity with database management programs is a plus

    To Apply

    Interested candidates may apply by:

    Completing the online form available by clicking here: Field Officer Application Form - Dec 2014 or by pasting this link into your web browser: Study Team Leader

    2. Field Officer (FO)

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Summary:

    This study is seeking a Field Officer (FO) to report to our Program Manager for Research and Evaluation.

    This individual will work closely with the Program Manager to conduct research on maternal birth planning.

    FO roles for this evaluation will include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and organizing data
  • Conducting data entry
  • Ensuring data quality
  • Working with Program Manager to improve and refine data collection and entry tools
  • We are looking for someone who is interested in building up their research methods skills.

    This person should be an intelligent, proactive, and flexible individual with experience conducting surveys for health research and evaluations.

    Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

    General

  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity, sensitivity and understanding
  • Recruit eligible women into study and obtain informed consent using proper ethical standards
  • Collect data through means such as household surveys, phone calls, and observation
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve one another’s data collection and data entering skills
  • Work with the Project Manager to implement improvements to data collection tools and methods
  • Conduct data entry using computer data entry system
  • Attend to other administrative duties, as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma/certificate
  • 1-2 years of work experience (preferably in research)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through household and/or phone surveys, exit interviews, focus groups, observation
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to participants
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Willingness to travel within Nairobi
  • Dependable and upholding highest level of honesty and confidentiality
  • High attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals in a variety of locations
  • Ability to withstand demanding targets; does well under pressure

    Desired

  • Experience or familiarity with maternal or newborn health
  • Experience with all data entry methods mentioned above Experience with pilot studies, especially related to improving data collection tools Proficient in Microsoft (MS Excel in particular); familiarity with database management programs is a plus

    To Apply

    Interested candidates may apply by:

    1. Completing the online form available by clicking here: Field Officer Application Form - Jan 2015 or by pasting this link into your web browser: Job Title

    Submitting their CV and cover letter to job@jacarandahealth.org with subject title, “Birth Planning TL Application – Full Name”.

    Please copy and paste this title in the email subject and replace “Full Name” with applicant’s full name.

    “Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

    Only applicants that have completed the online form and submitted their CV will be considered.

    No calls please.

    Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions.

    Submission should be received by December 1, 2014.


    Kenya News Agency Multimedia Management System and E-Commerce Service Website Development

    Invitation for Bids (IFB) Title: ICTA/KTCIP/ICB/29/2014-2015: Supply installation and configuration of a Multimedia Management System and e-Commerce Service Website for Kenya News Agency.

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Kenya Transparency & Communications Infrastructure Project (KTCIP).

    KTCIP will be executed by the ICT Authority under the Ministry of Information and Communications.

    The ICT Authority therefore intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Supply installation and configuration of a Multimedia Management System and e-Commerce Service Website for KNA IFB No: ICTA/KTCIP/ICB/29/2014-2015.

    For the Supply installation and configuration of a Multimedia Management System and e-Commerce Service Website for Kenya News Agency.

    Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of IDA Credits: May 2004 (revised October, 2006), and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from ICT Authority and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 m. and 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. every day excluding weekends and public holidays or seek clarification via email: procurement@ict.go.ke.

    A pre-bid meeting which potential bidders may attend will be held on Wednesday 5th November 2014, at 10.00am, East African Time at the ICT Authority offices, 12th Floor – Boardroom Teleposta Towers, Kenyatta Avenue Entrance, and Nairobi.

    The document is available online for downloading free of charge on: www.icta.go.ke (CLICK HERE to Download the bidding document).

    Bidders may purchase the document at KES 1000.

    Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before: Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

    Bids need to be secured by a bid security.

    The amount of Bid Security required is Kenya Shillings 1 Million. Late bids will be rejected.

    Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 10.00 a.m. East African Time on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at the ICT Authority offices, (Main Boardroom) 12th Floor Teleposta Towers, Kenyatta Avenue Entrance, Nairobi.

    Bids should be submitted in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked:

    Ag. Chief Executive Officer
    ICT Authority
    Kenya Transparency & Communications Infrastructure Project (KTCIP)
    12 Floor Telposta Towers- Kenyatta Avenue
    P.O. Box 27150 – 00100;
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: procurement@ict.go.ke

    BID NO: KICTB/KTCIP/ICB/29/2014-2015 – Supply installation and configuration of a Multimedia Management System and e-Commerce Service Website for Kenya News Agency

    and placed in the Tender Box situated at ICT Authority entrance, 12th floor Teleposta Towers or mailed so as to reach the above address on or before Wednesday 3rd December 2014, at 10.00am East African Time.


    ASAL Stakeholder Forum (ASF) Job Vacancies - Kenya Rural Development Programme

    ASAL Stakeholder Forum (ASF) National Coordinator Job Vacancy - Kenya Rural Development Programme Kenya Rural Development Programme (KRDP) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) under Financing Agreement (FA) number KE/FED/022-067 signed between the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the European Union (EU) on 26th June 2011.

    The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to improved food security in Kenya.

    ASAL Drought Management (ASAL DM) is a project under the KRDP which is implemented through the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA).

    Its objectives are to help the NDMA strengthen the drought management structures in Kenya and increase the capacity of communities in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) to manage drought and improve resilience.

    One of the components of the ASAL DM project is on policy and institution-building.

    Within this, the project has been assisting the ASAL Stakeholder Forum (ASF).

    The ASF is a platform for all stakeholders working in the ASALs.

    It is a forum where non-state actors can engage with each other, with potential partners and supporters, and with both the national and the county governments in order to strengthen cross-sectoral and cross-agency coordination of development policy and practice.

    The ASF is a key partner for the NDMA in taking forward its coordination mandate.

    The ASF was formally launched at a meeting organised by the former Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands in July 2012 and attended by a wide diversity of stakeholders in ASAL development.

    It is part of the ASAL transformation structures institutionalised in Sessional Paper No. 8 of 2012 on the National Policy for the Sustainable Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands.

    The ASF aims to enhance the sustainable development of Kenya’s ASALs through better coordination and efficient use of resources for increased prosperity and quality of life for ASAL communities.

    The ASF is a comparatively young institution and does not yet have a permanent Secretariat.

    It has been supported thus far by the ASAL Secretariat and the NDMA, and other donors.

    1. Position: ASAL Stakeholder Forum (ASF) National Coordinator

    Job Ref No: KRDP/ASF/2014 -2015

    Project Name: Kenya Rural Development Programme / ASAL Drought Management (KRDP / ASAL DM)

    Reporting to: ASF Chair

    The ASF National Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and leading the ASF Secretariat and for the day-to-day management of the ASF, building a sustainable organisation which is valued and supported by its members.

    This is a full-time position reporting to the Chair of the national ASF Steering Committee.

    The position will be housed in the NDMA for an initial one-year period during which time the National Coordinator will be required to raise the funds for the Secretariat’s costs for subsequent years.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop, implement and monitor the ASF work plans and budgets.
  • To guide the development of a partner database and ensure that this is effectively managed.
  • To guide the development of the ASF communications strategy and ensure that this is fully implemented.
  • In consultation with the Chair of the ASF National Steering Committee, to convene and record meetings of the Steering Committee and the national ASF AGM and provide the necessary administrative and logistical support to both.
  • To manage the flow of information between county ASFs, and between county ASFs and the national level.
  • To liaise closely with relevant actors in support of the ASF agenda.
  • To develop and implement a resource mobilisation strategy for the ASF. Specifically, to raise funds for both its programme activities and operational costs, including adequate resources to finance the position of the National Coordinator on a long-term basis.
  • To work closely with the ASF National Steering Committee and ASF membership in identifying mechanisms and strategies that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the ASF, including establishment of an independent Secretariat. In due course, to manage the ASF Secretariat.
  • To carry out any other responsibility as may be assigned by the Chair of the ASF National Steering Committee.

    Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in a development-related field is essential.
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the ASALs in one or more of the following areas of work: communications, advocacy, resource mobilization, and development.
  • Experience of facilitating or supporting comparable networks.
  • High IT literacy, particularly in database management.
  • Conversant with the development of work plans and budgets.
  • The ability to engage effectively with a very diverse group of stakeholders.
  • High level of initiative and the capacity to work with minimal supervision or support.

    The post is offered on an initial one-year consultancy contract, which may be renewed subject to performance and subject to the postholder’s success in raising additional resources.

    The post is based in Nairobi, but with frequent travel to ASAL counties.

    2. Position: Finance Assistant (FA)

    Job Ref No: KRDP/FA/2014 -2015

    Project Name: Kenya Rural Development Programme - ASAL Drought Management (KRDP / ASAL DM)

    Immediate supervisor: Finance and Administration Manager (FAM)

    A Technical Support Unit (TSU) was set up to assist NDMA in the implementation of the project.

    Working under the TSU, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the realisation of the Project’s overall goals and objectives.

    Working in the TSU under supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM), the Finance Assistant is expected to contribute to the realisation of the project’s goal and objectives by assisting the FAM and the Project Accountant (PA) in executing the routine and periodic duties and responsibilities within the finance section.

    The duties and responsibilities of the office holder will extend other drought management projects implemented by NDMA through the TSU, under the KRDP financing agreement.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in disbursement of funds for KRDP supported activities at the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) headquarters and counties
  • Monitoring on usage of funds advanced to NDMA counties , to ensure that usage is in line with approved activities and budgets
  • Preparation of payment and journal vouchers
  • Preparation of cheque payments
  • Issuance of signed cheques to payees
  • Update of cashbooks on daily basis to monitor the project’s cash position
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Posting of the project’s accounting transactions in computerised accounting software - Quickbooks
  • Remittance of bank payment instructions
  • Remittance of statutory and non- statutory deductions
  • Filling and storage of the project’s accounting documents / records
  • Processing and payment of travel and other advances to project staff and other activities supported by the project
  • Payment of petty cash expenses and maintenance of petty cash float
  • Training and supervision of interns within the finance section.
  • Handling any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the FAM and PA

    Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant (Certified Public Accountant Part III – Section 5 and 6 or equivalent )
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce , Finance , Economics or a Business related degree
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in finance duties
  • Ability to prepare financial reports to final level
  • Experience in use of Quickbooks or any other accounting software
  • Practical experience in use of Ms Office packages
  • Experience in working in public institutions , donor funded projects and /or European Development Fund (EDF) financial and procurement procedures will be an added advantage

    3. Job Ref No: KRDP/DOM/2014 -2015

    Position: Driver / Office Messenger

    Project Name: Drought Contingency Fund Project (DCFP)

    Immediate supervisor: Administration and Procurement Assistant (APA)

    The duties and responsibilities of the office holder will extend other drought management projects implemented by NDMA within the TSU, under the KRDP financing agreement.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform driver’s duties for the project , including transporting project staff on long distance trips
  • Collection and delivery of official documents and mail from / to KRDP Office , NDMA and other offices , bank, or any other location or premises as instructed from time to time
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of project motor vehicles, checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres and other accessories , including performance of minor repairs and arranging for other repairs
  • Scheduling of regular/ periodic maintenance and repairs (minor and major service and repairs) of project vehicles
  • Ensure that the project vehicles are kept clean and in a safe and secure location at all times.
  • Record in appropriate logbooks official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, etc.
  • Meet and transport visitors and other stakeholders working with the project from time to time.
  • Clerical and office administrative duties namely photocopying, filing, record keeping, receiving, filing and distributing official correspondence
  • Receiving, transmitting and making office telephone calls , fax transmissions and scanning of official documents
  • Opening of the project office in the morning , to facilitate cleaning
  • Supervision of cleaning service, provided by the service provider
  • Postage of office mail.
  • Collection of office mail from the post office box on regular intervals
  • Performs other ad hoc duties that may be allocated from time to time

    Academic and Professional requirements:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ , or KCE Division III
  • Must be in possession of a valid accident-free driving license for at least 10 years.
  • Must have over five years driving experience of 4-wheel drive vehicles or equivalent in ASAL areas
  • Possession of a certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police
  • Must have motor vehicle mechanical knowledge
  • Be computer literate
  • Ready to travel to all parts of Kenya and spend substantial part of his/her time in the field.
  • Prior working experience in ASAL areas will be an added advantage
  • Certificate on first aid training and / or customer care course will also be an added advantage

    4. Job Ref No: KRDP/APA/2014 -2015

    Position: Administrative & Procurement Assistant (APA)

    Project Name: Kenya Rural Development Programme - ASAL Drought Management (KRDP /ASAL DM)

    Immediate supervisor: Finance and Administration Manager (FAM)

    Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the selected candidate will be required to undertake administrative, procurement and logistics duties within the TSU.

    The duties and responsibilities of the office holder will extend other drought management projects implemented by NDMA, within the TSU, under the KRDP financing agreement.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of request for quotations /proposals for goods (supplies) and services
  • Preparation of tender documents for procurement of goods(supplies), services and works contracts
  • Facilitation in the opening and analysis of quotations and /or tenders
  • Facilitation in the opening and evaluation of tenders
  • Preparation of local purchase orders / service order
  • Preparation of supplies , service and works contracts
  • Participating in procurement committee meetings
  • Filling of procurement documents
  • Responsible for repair and maintenance of the project’s motor vehicles
  • Supervision and allocation of duties to the project drivers
  • Responsible for general office administration and maintenance duties such as security , cleanliness , staff leave administration
  • Preparation of VAT exemption forms for procured goods and services.
  • Maintenance of fixed assets register
  • Handling any other duties or responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

    Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 6
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management / Procurement or a Business related degree
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in procurement work
  • Membership of professional bodies such as KISM , CIPS or equivalent
  • Practical experience in use of Ms Office packages
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement procedures and /or European Development Fund (EDF) financial and procurement procedures will be an added advantage

    5. Job Ref No: KRDP/CfPA/2014 -2015

    Position: Call for Proposals Assistant (CfPA)

    Project Name: Kenya Rural Development Programme - ASAL Drought Management (KRDP ASAL DM)

    Immediate supervisor: Call for Proposals Officer (CfPO)

    The Call for Proposals Officer (CfPO) and Call for Proposals Assistant (CfPA) will provide oversight, supervision, coordination and monitoring the implementation of projects financed under the Call for Proposals grant contracts contracted by NDMA and the SHARE grant contracts to be coordinated by NDMA.

    Working under supervision of the Call for Proposals Officer (CfPO), the Call for Proposals Assistant (CfPA) is expected to contribute to the realisation of the project’s goal and objectives through undertaking of the following duties:

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with Call for Proposal Officer (CfPO), review progress reports submitted by the grantee and ensure that they are in conformity to EU formats, and subsequent submission to EU delegation
  • In liaison with CfPO, organize for periodic joint NGO, KRDP/NDMA and EU supervision and M&E missions to appraise progress and implementation status of activities as per project result areas, and thereafter prepare a back to office for dissemination to all stakeholders
  • Some supervisory and monitoring and evaluation ( M&E) roles have been delegated to NDMA county offices; in collaboration with the NDMA county officers (County Resilience Officer in Arid counties and County Response Officers in Semi- Arid Counties) ensure that NGOs implementing the CfP mainstream their activities within NDMA county coordination structures through the respective County Steering Groups (CSG); the NGOs are expected present their proposals to the CSG, and ensure frequent participation by providing periodic updates /reports
  • Facilitate and supervise formation of CSG CfP Technical working groups (TWGs), to provide for an entry point for involvement and convergence for all stakeholders, so as to provide for necessary buy in, synergy and enable the sector technical officers provide technical back up, support trainings, and undertake regular county supervision and M&E.
  • Represent NDMA in forums dealing with KRDP and SHARE projects
  • Establish and maintain KRDP and SHARE CfP data base and filing system
  • Support training in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) whenever required
  • Any other duties called upon to perform by CfP Officer

    Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognised university in social sciences, project management, development studies or any other food security related field.
  • A minimum of two years relevant work experience
  • Understanding of the unique characteristics of the Arid and Semi-Arid areas (ASALs), and specifically be familiar with the pastoralists’ livelihood systems, the challenges and development opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Strong report-writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Ready to travel to all parts of Kenya and spend substantial part of his/her time in the field.
  • Prior working experience in ASAL areas will be an added advantage
  • Experience in facilitating CMDRR and PDRA training

    Interested and qualified individuals should forward their applications including the detailed Curriculum Vitae to the following e- mail address: vacancies @dmikenya.or.ke to reach the undersigned not later than 17th 2014:

    The Imprest Administrator
    KRDP - ASAL DM Project
    P.O Box 8377 - 00200
    Nairobi

    Applicants are advised to quote the reference number for the position applied for.

    Applicants who will not have received feedback by 1st December 2014 should consider their applications unsuccessful.


    African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya

    The African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU Commission.

    The Institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of livestock as a resource for human well-being in the member states of the African Union and contribute to economic development, particularly in rural areas.

    The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) requests CVs for the below list of expertise for its PAN-SPSO project.

    1. Expression of Interest – Constitution of Individual Consultants for PAN-SPSO, AU-IBAR (Re-Publication)

    A - For Animal Health Standards

  • Diseases control, eradication and surveillance
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal diseases investigation and laboratory diagnostic tests
  • Microbiology investigation and analysis
  • Animal diseases pathology
  • Animal parasitology
  • Wild life diseases
  • Veterinary drugs
  • Meat Hygiene and Inspection
  • OIE standard setting process
  • Aquatic diseases
  • Veterinary public health
  • Animal diseases epidemiology
  • Entomologist and vector-borne diseases
  • Animal trypanomosis

    B- For Food Safety

  • Codex standard setting process
  • Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
  • Food Safety in Fish and Fishery Products
  • Food Safety in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Food Safety in Spices and Culinary Herbs
  • Contaminants in Food, particularly mycotoxins, phycotoxins and heavy metals
  • Food additives
  • Pesticide Residues in Food
  • Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food
  • Food Hygiene
  • Food labeling
  • Methods of Analysis and Sampling for Contaminants in Food
  • General Principles and Policy in Food Standards Development
  • Food Imports and Exports Inspection and Certification Systems
  • Food Safety Surveillance Systems
  • Food Microbiology and Chemistry Laboratory experts
  • Food Safety Early warning and Rapid Alert Systems
  • Food Safety Risk Analysis
  • National Food Control Systems
  • Regional Food Safety Frameworks
  • Food safety Policy and Institutional Frameworks
  • Food Safety awareness creation and Consumer Protection
  • Agriculture, Public Health and Trade Policy coherence for food safety
  • Public-Private Partnerships in Food safety management
  • Private food safety standards

    C- For World Trade Organization sanitary and phytosanitary issues

  • Trade specialist
  • Legal specialist
  • The Agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and provisions (SPS Agreement)
  • Specialist on trade dispute negotiations

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Some general qualification and competencies for all the consultants.

    Education: University degree or advanced university degree.

    Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years working experience in areas associated with this consultancy,
  • Experience in workshop facilitation
  • Fluency in spoken and written English or French.
  • Proven working experience on the specific area of the consultancy is an advantage
  • Proven knowledge of the specific SPS area for which the consultancy is needed
  • Experience in dealing with senior government and international organization officials
  • Good networking skills and ability to maintain positive and constructive dialogue and relationships with key institutions operating on the continent;
  • Self-starter with the ability to strategically plan own work;
  • Very strong writing, analytical and communication skills are necessary.

    2. Consultancy Services (Individual) to Review and Document the Livestock Disease Surveillance and Control Systems in Somalia

    Location:

    Nairobi with travel to Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa (1st -30th December 2014)

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Overall Objective

    The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide assistance to the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range of the Federal Somali Republic, the Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry of the Puntland State of Somalia and the Ministry of Livestock in Somaliland to review, improve and document the existing livestock disease surveillance and control systems.

    Specific Objectives

    The specific objectives of the consultancy are as follows:

  • The consultancy will review the existing livestock disease surveillance and control systems in Central/South Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland.
  • Review available livestock disease strategies in Somalia.
  • Review existing national policies and plans and identify the roles ascribed to livestock disease surveillance and control in national development.
  • Review the IGAD Animal Health Policy in the context of vulnerability and the AU-IBAR disease control strategies and programmatic frameworks.
  • Propose and document options for improvement of the livestock diseases surveillance and control systems in Central/South Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland with emphasis on reinforcement and consolidation through improved coordination between the actors within Somalia and integration into animal disease surveillance and control initiatives coordinated at a regional level by AU-IBAR and IGAD.
  • Provide technical support for each of the three line Ministries to convene stakeholder workshops in Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa to validate proposals for the improved disease surveillance and control systems.

    Qualifications

  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognised University.
  • A Masters or PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology will be an added advantage.

    General Professional Experience

  • At least 10 years of proven experience in public sector animal disease control at national and/or Regional levels in the greater Horn of Africa.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in the design of national or regional livestock disease surveillance and control systems.
  • Knowledge of disease dynamics in pastoral communities (especially in the Somali ecosystem) is essential.
  • Experience in conducting and facilitating dialogue with livestock sector stakeholders at national level.

    Specific Professional Experience

  • A good understanding of livestock diseases surveillance and control particularly in the IGAD region.
  • Conversant with international animal health standards related to surveillance, prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases (TADs).
  • Previous working experience in the Somali livestock sector.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English
  • Knowledge and experience of using participatory approaches
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to strategically plan own work and to work with
  • minimum supervision and withstand stress under different field conditions including high insecurity

    Duration

    The consultancy will be for a period of 30 days.

    Expected Outputs and Deliverables

    The following are the expected outputs:

  • An inception report including the methodology and the work plan to undertake the task.
  • A documented comprehensive assessment of the disease surveillance and control systems in Somalia with recommendations for improvement.
  • Guidance of national animal health experts on facilitation and presentations for a stakeholders' validation workshop.
  • Following completion of the tasks the consultant will prepare and submit a brief report to the Respective Ministers of Livestock and the RAHS Project Coordinator within 15 days of completion of the task.
  • A detailed final consultancy report capturing all the elements of the improved disease surveillance and control systems submitted to each line Ministry and the RAHS Project Coordinator within 15 days of completion of the task.

    Remuneration

  • The professional fee to be paid for this Consultancy is a fixed amount of USD Nine Thousand (USD 9,000.00).
  • Expenses for field missions will be covered separately in accordance with the applicable African Union Commission Travel rules and regulations.

    3. Consultancy Services for the Assessment of the Performance of Regional Fisheries Bodies in Western and Central Africa (re-advertisement)

    Objectives

    The overall objective of this exercise is to rationalize the RFBs in order to enhance the effectiveness of their performance and efficiency in delivery of their respective mandates as well as development of a framework for forging institutional or intra-agency and inter-agency collaborations.

    The specific objectives are to:

  • To carry review of their mandates, structure and instructional stet-up
  • Undertake assessment of their past and current activities in fisheries and aquaculture and their impact of their activities in their geographical area of competency
  • Assessment of their capacities and gaps in line with their mandates
  • Their institutional linkages with similar organizations within the region

    Expected Result

  • The institutional capacities and requirements of RFBs under review established
  • The level programme and activity implementation in fisheries and aquaculture established
  • The possibility of forging institutional linkages for effective regional fisheries management and aquaculture developed determined
  • The roadmap for rationalizing RFBs determined

    Deliverables

    This activity will be implemented through the engagement of 2 consultants (for RFBs and WBC in the West -central and South-eastern regions of the continent) to undertake the assessments.

    The successful consultants shall undertake assessments of the RFBs and WBC in each of the regional combinations (FCWC, SRFC, NBA, LCBC and COREP in West central Region) and (LVFO, LTA, LVBC, SWIOFC and ANAF in South East Region).

    The consultants will achieve the following result as part of the contract:

  • Produce a comprehensive report on the assessment of the assigned RFBs including institutional capacities, requirements, level of implementation of programmes and projects in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Develop a framework for rationalizing the RFBs with a view of improving their performance, enhancing their capacity and strengthening their institutional set up.
  • Proposals for harmonization of activities and programmes.

    Specific Activities

    These activities will be implemented simultaneously through the engagement of one individual consultant for each of the two indicated Regions on the continent: Western and Central Africa.

    The Consultant will carry out the following specific activities in each of the two regions of concern to produce a comprehensive assessment report:

  • Briefing by the AU-IBAR
  • Consultation meetings with the Authorities of the assigned RFBs in their respective headquarters
  • Identify and collect the documentation having a direct or indirect bearing on this subject
  • Review and analyze the documents mentioned in item (c) above with a view to bringing it in line with the objective and purpose of this project
  • Conduct assessment of institutional capacities, requirements and set-up
  • Assessment of activities in fisheries and aquaculture vis a vis their mandates
  • Conduct comparative studies of mandates and activities within same region with similar institutions
  • Assessment of funding sources for activities in fisheries and aquaculture projects for past 10 years and level of implementation
  • Development of proposals for harmonization or disaggregation of activities, objectives and mandates where there are overlaps
  • Development of proposals for forging institutional linkages or cooperation
  • Finalize the draft documents taking into account of the conclusions and recommendations made by the AU-IBAR
  • Compilation of the required reports as outlined in Section "Reporting Requirements" of this Terms of Reference.

    Duration and Content of Proposals

    Location and Duration of Assignment

    The consultancy would predominantly be desk, online research and by correspondences. But where necessary, field trips would be undertaken to respective AU MS.

    The intended commencement date is 5th December 2014 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 days from this date in each of the regions.

    Technical Proposal

    For this consultancy, the applicants should submit only Technical proposals that should include:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees and any other information that may show the consultant's ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Requirements

    Qualification

  • The consultant must have an advanced degree in fisheries science or aquaculture.
  • Qualifications in social sciences, policy or legal studies are also welcome.

    Experience

    The candidate should have:

  • At least 10 years' experience in fisheries and aquaculture on the continent
  • At least five years' experience in sector strategy development, policy formulation and implementation and regional level
  • Experience in working as expert in relevant filed Regional Institutions in Africa
  • Specific working experiences and sound knowledge on regional fisheries organizations and regional economic communities
  • Practical experience of carrying out assignments for the AU or other international development agencies
  • Experience in working for international regional fisheries and aquaculture or related projects
  • Other relevant attributes and skill that would facilitate this assignment

    Reports

    Reporting Requirements

    The Consultant is required to prepare the following technical reports in English or French:

    An Inception Report (IcTR) must include the proposed methodology and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report within 10 days of signing the contract.

    An Interim (draft) Technical Report (InTR) within the first 30 days.

    The Final Technical Report (FTR), taking into account contributions and comments from the relevant RFBs.

    The draft final report must be submitted before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.

    Supervision

    The successful consultant will work under the supervision of AU-IBAR.

    Selection of the Consultant

    The selection of the consultant will be based on the technical evaluation.

    The Consultant with the highest technical score will be selected.

    Payment of the Consultant

    The professional fee for each of consultancy is fixed at US$ 9,000 (nine thousand US Dollars).

    The field trip and DSA related to this consultancy will be taken in charge by AU-IBAR based on AU rules.

    The final Payment should be subject to delivery and clearance by IBAR.

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be sent to applications@au-ibar.org with mention "IBAR PAN-SPSO Consultants database" not later than 31st December 2014 at 15h00 (Nairobi time).

    The successful candidates will be placed on AU-IBAR database of individual consultancies.


    International Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) Geospatial Agronomy Scientist

    We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated scientist for the position of Geospatial Agronomy Scientist for a four year project, co-led by CIMMYT and IITA, entitled ‘Transformation of agronomic research and delivery services for smallholder farmers in maize-based systems of Sub-Saharan Africa (TAMASA)’.

    We are looking for an individual who has proven expertise in building, managing and combining/analyzing complex geospatial data for decision support.

    The selected candidate will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program, and will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team applying systems approaches for agricultural research in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries.

    Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Specific duties of this position include:

  • Lead the development of a bio-physical (soils, agronomy, weather/climate) knowledge management framework contributing to decision making regarding intensification options at the regional, country, landscape and farm levels.
  • In collaboration with project country coordinators and relevant institutions, develop and implement collection, curation, and management of relevant bio-physical and socio-economic data sets.
  • Coordinate with the project socio-economic scientists the articulation of bio-physical and socio-economic information at various levels/scales.
  • Develop and provide novel solutions/tools for agronomy data collection to project partners and related CIMMYT/IITA projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Develop and test proof of concept models to enhance decision making by stakeholders at national to farm-level scales.
  • Identify key thematic and geographic data/information gaps for sound land management decision making.
  • Contribute to building capacity of national institutions through the identification and co-supervision or mentoring of project supported graduate students.
  • Collaborate with CGIAR and other research institutes to support/enhance project outputs and develop synergies with other projects to maximize project impacts.
  • Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms, papers for publication and presentations.

    We are seeking candidates with the following academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • PhD in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, or other Earth Sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years' of relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • Expertise and publication record in geospatial analyses and/or geospatial software development.
  • Experience with open-source geospatial analysis and software development frameworks preferred.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues, and experience with ways of addressing these in research for development programs, in order to promote equality of opportunity and outcomes.
  • Clear understanding of the challenges for sustainable intensification in SSA and the role of improved scientific knowledge management for decision support to development interventions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and information service providers, public and private sector entities, national programs), and demonstrated ability to collaborate well across disciplines and with key collaborative institutions and agencies.
  • Previous working experience in Africa preferred.
  • Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

    We will offer an initial contract for three years, which may be renewable subject to continued need and funding for the position and performance of the staff member.

    Our internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.

    CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer.

    It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

    How To Apply:

    To apply for this position, please email cover letter and CV no later than Friday, 5 December 2014 to HR, CIMMYT (Email: irsrecruitment@cgiar.org / Please indicate Position Reference number: 12368 in the header of your email).

    For further information on the selection process, please contact Esther Mendoza, Acting Staffing Specialist, at e.m.ramos@cgiar.org

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    MSF Switzerland Jobs in Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission: MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

    1. Job Title: Vehicle & Generator Mechanic

    Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi (with often trips to the field, 50% of the time)

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: 6 months with possibility if extension

    Employment type: Full time

    The selected candidate will be reporting to the Logistics Support Activity Manager and he/she will provide logistical support to the project.

    Main tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Perform maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use, in particular:
  • Perform maintenance according to the instructions in the logbook.
  • Hands on experience on 4x4 and light vehicles
  • Fully conversant with the gear box transfer, differential and engine repair/maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of drive train
  • Good knowledge in maintenance of power generators, water pumps and all motor machines
  • Good diagnostic skills in auto-electrical system
  • High skills in diagnostic
  • Capacity to use diagnostic tools Well organized and able to prioritize his/her work
  • Good workshop tools management
  • Perform maintenance and repair of Generator to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use.

    Requirements:

  • Essential Grade 1 (government test or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions
  • Valid driving licence preferably class B, C and E
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least 3 year experience demonstrated mechanical experience in vehicles and generators. Previous MSF experience is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required

    2. Job Title: Deputy Field Coordinator

    Location: Dagahaley Refugee Camp

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension

    Employment type: Full time

    The selected candidate will be reporting to the Field Coordinator and he/she will provide operational support to the project.

    The operational section of Geneva of MSF is looking to recruit a successful experienced person in the field of humanitarian aid, in the position of Deputy Field Coordinator for Dagahaley project in Kenya.

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

    Local representation of MSF, Humanitarian positioning and Communication

  • Guarantees that MSF's charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.
  • Is responsible for monitoring the political and humanitarian situation in the project’s region
  • Develops contacts with national partners on a local level (civil society, civil and military authorities, local NGOs, Ministry of Health representatives, etc.) in order to obtain all the information and agreements necessary for the integration of MSF’s programmes in the local context.
  • Passes regular information to local partners concerning MSF’s medical activities and the principles of the organisation’s charter (impartiality, international medical ethics).
  • Regularly exchanges information with other humanitarian organisations present in the field.
  • Represents MSF Switzerland with local and regional authorities and journalists visiting the region in close consultation with the Head of Mission.

    Coordination of the medical Project

    Evaluation of the context and needs

  • Identifies the population’s health needs, in close collaboration with his (her) field teams.
  • Analyses the context (environment, people/bodies involved, and negotiations for access) and the humanitarian issues at stake.
  • Evaluates the risks and constraints, adapts the action plan in the event of new, unforeseen elements after consultation with direct supervisor.
  • Proposes exploratory missions and organises them following the supervisor’s approval.
  • Sets up data collection and epidemiological surveillance system (in agreement with the medical coordinator) and checks the team’s reactivity in the event of newly identified needs.

    Drawing up and planning the project

  • Draws up the project’s priorities and objectives, the action plan, the chronogram and the partnerships and submits them to the capital team.
  • Participates in drawing up the project and annual Action Plan.
  • Evaluate the human resources and material required to implement the project.
  • Participates in drawing up the project’s budget with the capital team.

    Project monitoring

  • Steers the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes in collaboration with the team, by collecting information and comparing it with the objectives fixed. For this, is familiar with any pays regular visits to the field activities and follow the indicator selected for the project.
  • Informs the capital team of the programmes development and writes up the project situation report (Sitrep).
  • Passes information required for the supervision of the Project on to the capital team and consult the supervisor before taking all important decisions.
  • Organises the Project’s institutional memory and keeps written records (and files them) on its development.

    Managing and guiding teams

    Welcoming and coaching teams

  • He/she is responsible for the welcome and briefing of new arrivals.
  • Provide individual follow up for each team member.
  • Management and guidance, coaching, support, advice and evaluation.
  • Identifies the training required by his (her) teams.
  • Carries out the end of mission evaluations of members of his (her) teams.
  • Intervenes in the prevention and resolution of conflicts within his (her) team.
  • Provides regular reminders of the main ethics of MSF.
  • Vouches for the conduct of MSF personnel with regard to the populations and respect for local customs and laws and international personal regulation.
  • Check that constraints linked to security and health are understood by everyone, informs the Medical Coordination of risky conduct (and respects the confidential nature of the information when it involves health issues) and the general coordination of serious situations linked to the conduct of team members.
  • Checks that personnel are properly integrated into the team and participate in the dynamic of the organisation.

    Organising the work

  • Organize the work, plans activities and divides up tasks and work load between the teams whilst checking their understanding of the issues linked to the project and the mission.
  • Plans and leads working meetings: project progress, security, team meetings, (national and expatriate personnel).
  • Represents the field teams with the Capital team and accounts for the Project’s activities.
  • Participates in meetings organised by the Capital team and provides feedback to the field teams.
  • Re-transmits information and directives given by the capital team to his (her) field team.
  • Is responsible for the circulation of written and oral information and its confidentiality whilst adhering to rules conserving medical ethics.
  • Is responsible for the project’s library and checking that the guidelines are used by the teams.
  • Vouches for the full transmission of information during handover.

    Human resources management

  • Writes up for updates job descriptions for the team before sending them to the capital team.
  • Plans and anticipates personnel replacement for his (her) projects.
  • Makes propositions to the capital team concerning the organization chart and the opening or the closure of projects posts.
  • Identifies the people who could be orientated towards posts of responsibilities and informs the capital team about their development within the organisations.
  • Check that national personnel management (recruitment, contracts, internal regulations, salaries) is managed in accordance with MSF Switzerland’s standards.

    Managing material and financial resources

  • Voucher for the correct use of the resources put at MSF’s dispositions for carrying out the project (assistance reaches the beneficiaries, local purchasing. stock management, use of vehicles).
  • Supervise all the orders (medical and logistical) and the project’s purchases.
  • Provides monthly monitoring of the project’s expenditure and undertakes and analyses the financial indicators with the support of the mission’s Administrator.
  • Checks that MSF Switzerland’s standards are applied in the administrative management of the projects.

    Team Security

  • He/she is the person responsible for the Project’s security.
  • Evaluates the risks and threats linked to the implementation of MSF’s activities.
  • For this, maintains an information network which allows him to follow security developments.
  • Provides continuous analysis of the situation in the field whilst encouraging the participation of the national and international team under his (her) management in this task.
  • In particular checks that the team knows the risks it is running.
  • Centralises information whilst checking its coherence and makes a summary of it for feeding into the General Coordination’s reflections and facilitating their decision making.
  • Regularly defines and updates the projects’ security policy and the measures that already set up (in consultation with the teams) and submits it to the supervisor for approval.
  • Checks adherence to security rules particular to the Project, and ensures that they are known and applied.
  • Informs the supervisor of any individual or collective conduct that contradicts security rules.
  • Alerts the project team without delay of all security incidents or threats which could have an impact on personnel security and /or MSF’s affairs, and writes up and incident report to this effect.

    Responsibilities towards MSF

  • Is familiar with MSF Switzerland and other MSF sections in the Mission country.
  • Takes an interest in MSF’s associative issues and an active part in the decisions concerning MSF’s general direction and future.

    Knowledge of the Mission

  • Gathers information on the Mission’s history, its origins and the consequences of strategic decisions by referring to operational reports, end of mission reports and other internal documents.

    Knowledge of the context

  • Develops his (her) knowledge of the country’s history, and more specifically the regions in which MSF carries out its activities, and of political, economic and major social events.

    Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of working experience in similar position.
  • Preferably a medical or paramedical qualification or university-level studies
  • A capacity to analyse the context and understand medical issues and MSF's intervention strategies; a capacity to lead and motivate teams, organise the roles and delegation of tasks within the Project’s team, set up a network and write up minutes; demonstrates management qualities
  • Autonomous; sense of responsibility; dynamic; skilled at representation: a capacity to take the initiative and make decisions; a capacity to listen in a multicultural context; good stress management skills; ease of communication; apt at resolving problems and negotiating.
  • Due to the nature of the work, person with the right to work in Kenya and with ability to speak Somali will be highly advantaged
  • Languages: Fluent in English, Somali and Swahili, with abilities to do frequent oral and written translations in Somali language.

    Conditions:

  • Salary defined by the MSFCH Kenya mission salary grid;
  • 100 % based on Dagahaley. If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and registration documents, mentioning on the envelope " Vehicle & Generator Mechanic”

    to msfchkenya@gmail.com: or to

    Logistic Support Activities Manager
    MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
    P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
    Lavington, Nairobi

    Applications must be received on or before 29th November, 2014.

    Please not that due to the high volumes of applications that are received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Veterinary Pharmaceutical Quality Control Analyst and Production Planner Jobs in Kenya

    Our client a leading veterinary pharmaceutical is currently seeking to fill the positions of a Quality Control Analyst and Production Planner. 1. Quality Control Analyst

    The incumbent will be tasked with a key role of creating an optimized production plan to minimize supply chain costs within operational constraints.

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyzes in process, raw material, intermediate and final release samples in compliance cGMP.
  • Ensures that laboratory productivity and turnaround goals are met through timely completion and review of laboratory testing.
  • Ensures that laboratory equipment and supplies are maintained.
  • Ensures that laboratory systems are understood and followed in a manner that facilitates efficient laboratory operation.

    Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • BSC/Diploma in analytical chemistry/similar field.
  • Computer literate
  • Hands on experience with latest pharmaceutical QC instruments and lab equipment.
  • 2+ years of laboratory/manufacturing/ wet chemistry experience with a working knowledge of cGMP regulations is required.
  • Must have previous experience with HPLC

    2. Production Planner

    The incumbent will be tasked with a key role of creating an optimized production plan to minimize supply chain costs within operational constraints.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Meet the customer service and inventory level objectives while optimizing the usage of physical resources, and human capital (capacity).
  • Minimizing operating costs such as destruction of expired products and holding excess stock / material.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a needs analysis from sales forecasts/orders from the markets
  • Understand the capacity required / available (CRP)
  • Understand the needs for equipment, labor and particularities of new products, engineering, and maintenance and reflect these needs in the schedule.
  • Monitor and review forecasts to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities
  • Develops production and packaging schedules to maximize customer service, minimize inventory and costs while seeking a stable schedule.
  • Initiate and schedules work orders (process orders).
  • Revises the schedule of work orders (process orders) for finished products.
  • Schedule packaging jobs.
  • Works in conjunction with the other Coordinators to resolve conflicting priorities.
  • Confer with stakeholders to forecast demand or create production plans that ensure availability of materials or products
  • Build processes and controls for the inventory team to follow to ensure shipments arrive on time to meet projected needs
  • Manage the operational inventory to ensure adequate stocking levels for immediate production items and forecasting for future requirements
  • Participate in the daily production meetings.

    Maintains reports and information needed such as:

  • Back-order Report
  • Document escalation
  • Dashboard (including schedule changes)
  • Blocked status, Managing Expired, FG short-dated
  • Possible overstock

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management/ Supply Chain management or equivalent
  • Experience in healthcare/ pharmaceutical manufacturing preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Production Planning a Must

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to manage priorities
  • Ability to solve problems
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing process and production strategies
  • Inventory Management and differentiated stock strategies and control
  • Experience with a Scheduling Software
  • Some financial background is of advantage
  • Understand and foster interfaces between Demand, Supply, Production & Deployment planning

    Qualified candidates to send in their CVs to info@frankmconsult.com CC frankmconsult@yahoo.com by 31st Nov. 2014


    Graduate Sales Trainee Job in Kenya

    Position: Graduate Sales Trainee

    Are you a recent Graduate (in any field) and Passionate about sales?

    Overall Role Responsibility:

    The trainees will be attached to different sales responsibilities.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in any field
  • Highly Passionate about Sales
  • Has a Personal Inner drive to Sale
  • Basic computer skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Available Immediately
  • Recently Graduated – Within the Last 3 years.

    Other skills that are necessary to successfully carry out duties are:

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Detail oriented
  • Quick Learner
  • Excellent communication skills.

    Should you wish to be considered, Please email your cv to graduatekenya@kimberly-ryan.net or talk to us on: +254 733 884 132/020-2714487/020-2486304 Closing Date: 31st Nov. 2014


    KNTC Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya National Trading Corporation, KNTC’s wider objective is to participate in the promotion of wholesale, retail business and e-trade in line with Vision 2030,

    The medium term plan and the parent Ministry’s Strategic Plan, promote the development of SMEs markets, expansion and diversifications of trade in line with the Government Policy, partner with other key players to avail relevant products / input for the agricultural sector, Improve and strengthen supply chain and distribution systems for both the formal and informal sector, stabilize consumer commodity prices by ensuring balance in supply and demand through availability of stocks / goods in the country, to be a Procurement Agent for the Government and general public and to participate in distribution of goods and services in special economic zones.

    Driving the above objectives while remaining profitable, is not always an easy balancing act to maintain and to help us on this journey we are seeking a Managing Director to lead on our five year change programme, managing and influencing a diverse group of senior stakeholders to account and ensuring that key benefits are delivered.

    This is a challenging role and candidates will need excellent inter-personal skills and a strong track record of managing complex stakeholder relations.

    In addition, the successful candidate will have recent experience of successfully operating and delivering challenging objectives in a collaborative/partnership environment.

    In addition, he/she will need to demonstrate proven senior level experience of leading and delivering complex change and strategy development programmes in a complex environment as well as significant project management skills.

    1. Vacancy: Managing Director

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director will be responsible for day to day operations;

    Job Profile

  • Formulate and drive innovative strategies to accelerate growth and profitability of KNTC.
  • Advising the Board and providing leadership on all matters relating to the Corporation’s strategy, Business opportunities and investments.
  • Ensuring that Human resource capacity, appropriate management structures and policies are developed for sustainable growth.
  • Providing proactive public relations and enhancing the corporate image of the Organization.

    Person’s Profile

  • Holder of a degree from a recognized university , possession of postgraduate qualifications in business/economics/finance would be an added advantage but is NOT a Must
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a management position in a commercial environment.
  • Transformational manager with energy and creativity to turn around the organization and positively impact key stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access,
  • PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages.
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail.

    2. Chief Trading Manager

    We are seeking a Chief Trading Manager to lead us on this journey to help us expand our team focused on selling and managing commodity trading accounts.

    The successful candidate will join a highly motivated desk and be responsible for representing KNTC’s key trading products to both potential and existing clients, including public entities.

    With a consultative approach, you will identify our clients’ needs and demonstrate how KNTC’s will help them make the best investment/trading decisions, by making there day to day business smoother and more profitable.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful individual will be responsible for developing and executing the trading strategy involving procurement, supplier management, building new business and developing existing business.

    The individual will work with and liaise with all stakeholders to help reach this goal.

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Implement KNTC’s Commodity trading strategy.
  • Be the face and voice of KNTC, whilst providing outstanding customer service.
  • Stay informed about the local, regional and international commodity trading markets in order to spot trends, look for new opportunities, and establish credibility with clients by understanding their business.
  • Understand KNTC’s business requirements and align commodity strategies to meet these requirements.

    Person’s Profile

  • Holder of a business degree from a recognized university in Marketing / Economics / Business Administration.
  • A postgraduate qualifications or professional qualifications in sales and Marketing / commodity trading in addition to the degree will be desirable.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a management position in a commercial trading/sales/marketing environment.
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail.
  • Knowledge of Local and International commodities trading market and trade finance operations to include Letters of Credit will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Awareness of risk in Commodity trading and how to mitigate commercially, contractually and operationally including CSR and Banking relationships.

    Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below by 26th November 2014 enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, relevant experience and attaché copies of certificates.

    Applications may also be delivered at our Head Office, Uchumi House, Aga Khan Walk, Nairobi on 19th Floor,

    or to:

    The Company Secretary c/o ICDC,
    P.O.Box 45519-00100
    Nairobi.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    St. Matia Mulumba Hospital Medical Officer Job in Thika Kenya

    St. Matia Mulumba Hospital is looking for a Medical Officer to employ as their Resident MO.

    Qualifications: Over 3 years post qualification experience with a license from Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

    Apply to:

    Administrator,
    St. Matia Mulumba Hospital,
    P.O Box