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  • World Bank Group Massive Recruitment Drive for African Nationals - Apply by August 31st, 2015 (Positions may be based in Washington, D.C. or in a regional office.)
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  • MSI Videographer (Kenya Support Project) Job Vacancy - Apply by 31st August 2015
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    MSI Videographer (Kenya Support Project) Job Vacancy

    Videographer, Kenya Support Project (KSP)

    Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world.

    In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited.

    Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with our sister offices in the UK and Australia.

    We operate in some of the most challenging and political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq.

    MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption.

    Project Summary: Public education within Kenya and in the U.S. is a critical objective of USAID/Kenya’s Program Office.

    Therefore, the Mission will rely on MSI’s support for two years to obtain qualitative and anecdotal evidence on the effects of projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries for use in print and electronic materials.

    For this purpose, MSI, in close coordination with USAID, shall be responsible for producing communications products and publications focused on USAID’s strategy.

    Please note: Only candidates based in Kenya are eligible for this position.

    Position Summary: A Videographer is needed (no more than two-person crew) to film, produce and edit four videos for USAID/Kenya.

    The expected duration of the assignment is for 12 days.

    Responsibilities:

  • Cover USAID events as specified by client.
  • Produce and edit four videos for USAID/Kenya from covered events.

    Qualifications:

  • Related experience producing videos for national and international organizations/other clients; samples may be requested.
  • Experience throughout the various regions of Kenya.
  • Ability to travel if required, to the Red Zone (expenses covered by Kenya Support Program).

    Candidates must supply their own equipment (cameras, microphones, editing software, etc). Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

    No phone calls, please.

    MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit our website, Videographer, Kenya Support Project


    Davis & Shirtliff Group Creative Graphic Designer Job in Kenya

    Davis & Shirtliff Group is the leading supplier of water and energy solutions in the region.

    The group is Kenyan based and operates through a network of Kenyan branches as well as regional subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

    Applications are invited for a talented and experienced Creative Graphic Designer to join the Marketing Team.

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the main duties for this role are: -

  • Visualize and generate ideas, concepts and designs to create eye catching communication as per given brief ready for print.
  • Use innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Present finalized ideas and concepts within set time lines.
  • Pay maximum attention to artworks and layouts to eliminate errors.
  • Ensure visual brand guidelines and best practices are followed.

    The successful candidate will have the following attributes: -

  • Minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors degree in graphic design or related field.
  • At least three (3) years' professional graphic design experience preferably within Advertising Agency environment.
  • Ability to understand and interpret briefs and provide practical solutions.
  • Possess a creative flair and originality.
  • Good working knowledge of design software ranging from CorelDraw and Adobe Suite and keeping up with new technologies.
  • Exude confidence to present and explain ideas.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Goal oriented with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to liaise with external suppliers to ensure deadlines are met and material printed is to the highest quality.

    If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered, please apply for the position through Davis & Shirtliff Group by 12th August 2015.


    Pan Africa Christian University Dean of Students Job in Kenya

    Pan Africa Christian University, a Chartered Private University, is seeking to fill the positions outlined below from suitable candidates.

    Applicants must be born again Christians and active members of a local Church.

    Job Title: Dean of Students

    The Dean of Students shall be responsible for the non-curricular learning agenda aimed at developing student leadership and meeting the student welfare needs for the spiritual, physical and social development of the students.

    Minimum Requirements

  • PhD degree in theology, education, philosophy, communication, business or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in student affairs division at the University level
  • Must be a person of high integrity.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Understand and adhere to PAC University Statement of Faith.

    Key Responsibilities for the Dean of Students

  • Provide leadership in the Dean of Students Office in line with the doctrinal beliefs, vision, mission, and strategic focus of PAC University.
  • Develop and present proposals for new student development program initiatives at the Management Committee and Senate.
  • Provide overall coordination of both the local and international students welfare activities and the student discipline system on academic and non- academic matters.
  • Develop strategies and provide overall administrative supervision of Student Affairs operations for Career Development and Internships programming and overall Student Development.
  • Act as an ex-officio member of the University Students Council and also as the liaison between the University administration and the student council.
  • Responsible for leadership development, advising and provision of institutional support for student council programming.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate networks and collaboration with other Universities, churches and related organizations on issues and matters of mutual interest.
  • Teach approved courses per term as may be required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be defined and assigned by the Supervisor

    If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, kindly send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae addressed to the HR & Admin Manager, also detailing your current & expected salary via email ONLY to jobs@pacuniversity.ac.ke; not later than Friday, 21st August, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Pan Africa Christian University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Safi International Finance and Admin Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Finance and Admin Manager

    Organization: Safi International

    Safi International is a renewable energy company working to replace the use of wood and charcoal for cooking with clean, affordable and efficient Safi e-cookers and Safi ethanol fuel

    As the company is growing and expanding we seek to hire a highly qualified, eager and experienced Finance & Administration Manager for our Kenya office.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the finance function and performing all accounting tasks for Kenya Office
  • Preparation of liquidity budgets and forecasts
  • Preparation of monthly P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Timely preparation of statutory and internal financial reports
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained.
  • Preparing and maintaining Payroll
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all transactions
  • Reconcile bank accounts and manage cash flow
  • Implement policies and procedures required to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports for Safi’s donors, sponsors and board of management.
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Country Manager

    Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting
  • CPA(K) OR ACCA (one is a must)
  • Over 5 to 10 years of experience, with International Companies.

    Send your CVs to teresia@safi-international.com


    StarTimes Media Assistant Call Center Manager Job in Kenya

    StarTimes Media (K) Co. Ltd seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and dynamic professional to assume the role of Call Center Assistant Manager.

    Department: Operations

    Reports To: Call Center Manager

    This is an attractive and highly competitive position in middle level Management with good growth prospects

    Job Objective:

  • The Assistant Manager Call Center (also called a Contact Center) is responsible for: Offering assistance to the Manager in the daily running and management of the center through the effective use of resources.
  • Meeting, and possibly setting, customer service targets as well as planning areas of improvement or development. The assistant manager ensures that calls and emails are answered by staff within agreed time scales and in an appropriate manner.
  • Mentoring Coaching evaluating coordinate and motivate call center staff and may manage staff recruitment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Manager in the day to day running of the Call Center.
  • To oversee the optimal performance of the Call Center.
  • Maintains constant communication of floor needs, wants, concerns and plans.
  • Forecasts Manpower planning based on inbound/outbound call volume
  • Create and implement strategies to decrease errors in quality control and train for future effectiveness.
  • Work with all individual on daily basis to optimize campaign targets by adjusting and ensuring proper utilization of manpower and technology.
  • Track against projected forecast.
  • Monitor employee attendance and shift changes.
  • Coordinate all floor supervisors

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understands oneself, effectively manages emotions, listens and communicates with respect, and builds trusting relationships.
  • Leads Positively: Leads by example to cultivate a climate of motivation, positive energy and meaning in work. Assesses, selects, recognizes, develops, and empowers diverse talent.
  • Accountability: Meets established expectations and takes responsibility for achieving results; encourages others to do the same.

    Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited University/College required.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in an busy call/contact center environment at Supervisory or Managerial level
  • One year of operational experience in a call center
  • Ability to provide effective leadership to a large team
  • Ability to train and mentor individuals and/or a group
  • Ability to interact at a high level with clients and internal leadership
  • Ability to manage and provide feedback to all types of individuals
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to create training documents

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to jobs@startimes.co.ke

    Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Dynapharm Kenya Nutritionists Jobs

    Dynapharm Kenya, a leading player in the healthy food supplements, beauty products and agricultural sectors in Kenya.

    The company intends to recruit young, dynamic and results-oriented professionals who will be instrumental for the achievement of the Company’s Strategic Plan

    The company is looking to recruit the following job position.

    Nutritionists

    3 Positions - Regions ( Rift Valley, Central & Nyanza)

    Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Trainer / Health Consultant

    He/She will be in charge of training activities, business promotions and health consultations.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed sales targets of food supplements ,beauty products and organic folia fertilizers
  • Offer training and demonstrations to sales staff and potential clients
  • Manage product promotions in liaison with the Training Department
  • Offering training on health benefits of the products, Dynapharm compensation plan, health disorders and life style change to distributors/ prospects aiming at increasing sales.
  • Giving answers on a daily basis on everything to do with products and compensation plan to Dynapharm distributors/clients
  • Provide tips to staff and administration on better nutritional practices.
  • Sensitize distributors about business opportunities
  • Moderate distributor interactions with management on prescribed days.
  • Offering consultation services to Dynapharm clients including both distributors, non-distributors and recommend the best products for their health.
  • Prepare weekly / monthly /annual reports of the section for presentation to the Chief Trainer and General Manager.

    Qualifications:

  • A diploma in clinical medicine or nursing. A bachelor’s degree in health sciences and nutrition will have an added advantage.
  • Must have 3-5 years experience in the above field.
  • Must be ICT literate.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented individual, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop strategies and action plans for new opportunities, products and markets.
  • Ambitious and passionate candidates with strong customer orientation.

    Dynapharm Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of key certificates only and indicating the current and expected remuneration to sndura@dynapharmkenya.co.ke before 7th August, 2015.

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


    IPA WASH Benefits Project Senior Field Officer (Laboratory) Job in Kenya

    WASH Benefits Project

    Position: Senior Field Officer - Laboratory

    Deadline to Apply: 7th August, 2015

    Start Date: August, 2015

    Location: Bungoma and Kakamega in Western Kenya

    Eligibility: This position is open to all applicants

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicant for the position of a Senior Field officer for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project.

    The Project is a five year study to evaluate the health benefits of sanitation, hygiene, household water treatment and nutrition, using a large-scale, randomized evaluation that is taking place in Western province.

    We are currently seeking Senior Field Officer to complete key lab related activities of the WASH benefits project.

    The Senior Field Officer will be based in the Western region, and will be required to work in the laboratory.

    He/she will work closely with fellow Senior Field Officers and with the WASH Benefits laboratory team, including Associate Field Managers, Research Associates (RA’s), and the Senior Research Associate.

    The Field officer will spend approximately 100% of his/her time in the Laboratory.

    Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

    Laboratory specific Duties

  • Successfully perform Kato Katz testing to detect soil transmitted helminths on all stool samples received
  • Aliquoting stool samples for long term storage.
  • Barcoding stool and blood spot samples; logging samples received at the lab.
  • Assist with set-up of / maintenance of lab space and respect the shared lab space
  • Observe sterile technique when performing analyses
  • Keep track of supplies and prompting the supervisors on those that need to be replenished
  • Complete daily logs of samples processed and results from assays
  • Regularly assist with preparations of supplies for field teams (e.g. packing and cleaning field coolers)
  • Clean apparatus used during sample analysis
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of laboratory equipment
  • Clearly communicate issues to the Associate field manager, Lab Research Associate and Senior Research Associate
  • Any other duties assigned by the Associate field manager

    General

  • Work schedule will include working from Tuesdays to Saturday from 11am-8pm.
  • Working later hours (after 8pm) may be required based on field sample collection schedules.
  • Prompt arrival to work.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Observe quality control and quality assurance measures during sample processing.
  • Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the WASH Benefits management team.
  • Knowledge of assigned tasks and delivery according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player - interacts well with colleagues and offers support in the field and in the office
  • Maintain professional relationships with IPA and hospital staff
  • Responsible - takes up responsibilities, shows initiative in solving issues and reports challenges to supervisor.

    Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience analyzing stool samples for soil transmitted helminths using the Kato Katz technique required
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a lab setting
  • Bachelor’s degree or a diploma in a laboratory specific training (biomedical science, applied biology, laboratory technology)
  • Certified by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) as a qualified laboratory technician
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft word
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.

    If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below:

    How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and detailed CV including daytime phone number, email address, and 3 professional references.

    Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

    Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “SENIOR FIELD OFFICER -Laboratory Kato Katz NO: WASH B-2015-07-03.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Senior Field Officer_ Lab Techs Kato Katz. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.

    Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

    Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.


    Solidarités International Field Coordinator Job in Dhobley, Lower Juba, Somalia

    Job title: Field Coordinator for Lower Juba (Somalia Mission)

    1 Position

    Reference position (according to Solidarités’ scale): Coordinator – E1

    Country and base of assignment: Based in Dhobley, Lower Juba

    General recruitment information:

    Desired start date: 01/09/2015

    Title and duration of programme: "WaSH and food security support for drought and conflict affected populations in Lower Juba Region, South Somalia" – 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2016

    Source of financing for post: ECHO / CIAA

    Duration of the mission: 7 months

    Status / allowances and salaries: According to internal salary scale

    Place of work: Dhobley (Somalia), with frequent visits to project sites and upon request visits to Nairobi (country office) and Dadaab (Kenya)

    2. Objectives:

    2.1 Context of the position

    Solidarites International joint Kenya / Somalia mission was opened started in march 2007. SI has been directly implementing programs mainly in South and Central Somalia.

    In 2015 mission includes operations in one region in Kenya (Marsabit) and 3 regions in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Galgaduud).

    The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission in Somalia for Lower Juba in which Solidarités International intervenes.

    The Field Coordinator in Lower Juba is responsible for all projects implemented by in the Region.

    The Field Coordinator will be under the supervision of the Country Director and will work closely with Nairobi coordination team.

    2.2 Specific objectives

  • Field coordinator proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.
  • Field coordinator checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
  • Field coordinator mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.
  • Field coordinator coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.
  • Field coordinator is the Head of Mission's direct contact and representative.

    3. Profile sought:

    Education:

  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor degree with 5 years of work experience) in International Relations, Social Science, Business Administration, Agriculture, and Engineering or related, or equivalent in 10 years work experience
  • Training or specialization in a technical field (Project management, WASH, Food Security, DRR – Disaster Risk Reduction, Agriculture).

    Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years increasingly responsible working experience in Project Management and in the NGOs sector
  • At least 3 year of field experience in Somalia with an International NGOs
  • Experience of working in South Somalia is compulsory
  • Experience of working in Lower Juba is an added value
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.

    Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Proven managerial record and experience in managing large staff and programs
  • Previous experience in working in insecure environment and Security management
  • Advanced proposal and report drafting skills required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Well organized and able to prioritize under stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal support
  • Excellent communication, coordination and negotiation skills
  • Team leader and pro-active
  • Proven knowledge of donors’ rules and regulations guidelines (EU/DFID and others);
  • Good knowledge of the Project Cycle Management;
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing skills in English,
  • Ability to synthetize information;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent competency in Microsoft packages(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

    Languages:

  • Excellent English (writing and oral)
  • Excellent Somali (writing and oral)
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is and added advantage
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage

    Other desirable qualities:

  • Mature personality with proven analytical thinking,
  • Decision making and conflict resolution capacity.
  • Flexible work attitude and proactive
  • Creativity and energy to implement new approaches
  • Ability to cope with high levels of stress.
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment;
  • Flexible and willing to perform tasks outside of core duties.
  • Ability to respect and abide rules and regulations.
  • Strong capacity to work with initiative and without close supervision;
  • Dynamic in rapid change
  • Demonstrated interest in geopolitics.
  • Enthusiasm in working with local communities and good networker

    4. Context of the post:

    Brief overview of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL work in the country :

    Solidarites International has been operational in Kenya and Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security.

    In Kenya, SOLIDARITES has field base in North Horr.

    Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID.

    In Somalia, SOLIDARITES Is implementing projects are focusing on WASH and Food Security.

    In Lower Juba SI was operational between 2007 and April 2014, for one year due to lack of funding programs where suspended. In 2015 SI obtained funds to re-open activities.

    How the mission is organized:

    Solidarites International Kenya/Somalia mission is covering both countries with one regional office in Nairobi and field offices in Kenya and Somalia.

    The coordination team is based in Nairobi. The Field Team dedicated to Kenya Programs is based in North Horr.

    The Kenya/ Somalia mission does not follow a classic set up.

    There are two different missions followed by the same coordination team. Kenya and Somalia contexts are different.

    External actors (INGOs, LNGOs, donors, authorities, forums, etc.) are completely separated for Kenya and Somalia missions: it therefore multiplies the workload of the coordination team.

    Specific context of the area in which the employee will be working:

    Main Working Location: 85% working in Dhobley and 5% Dadaab (base and visit to project locations) and 10% in Nairobi (coordination/donor meetings upon request).

    Dhobley (Somalia) and Dadaab (Kenya) are Operational base for Lower Juba. Team will be facing significant security issues. There are very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    Nairobi is a relatively safe city, although precautions must be taken.

    Main risks are from vehicle accidents, mugging, and vehicle hijackings.

    How to Apply:

    Send a cover letter and CV with 3 references to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org.

    Please indicate the job title and location in the email subject line.

    Deadline for applications: 7th August 2015.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    Solidarités International is an equal opportunity employer


    Sotik Tea Companies CNC Lathe Machine Operators Jobs in Kenya

    Sotik Tea Companies

    We are an organization located in a rural environment 50kms from Kericho town consisting of tea estates and two highly automated tea factories.

    We have an innovative approach to the growing and manufacture of black tea and pride ourselves in the quality of our personnel and our productivity.

    We are seeking applicants for the position of CNC lathe machine operators.

    The applicant should:

  • Have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production option) or equivalent.

  • Have at least 3 years of experience, 1 1⁄2 years of which as a CNC lathe operator.

  • Be able to work in a busy environment without supervision.

  • Be experienced on CNC lathe machines maintenance.

  • Be computer literate.

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Have good organizational skills and a keen attention to detail

  • Be between 25 and 40 years old.

  • Knowledge/experience in CTC roller sharpening will be an added advantage.

    The successful candidate will be tasked with CTC rollers sharpening, machine shop operations among other tasks.

    Applications, including a detailed C.V. and the relevant supporting documents,to be submitted in hard copy to the

    Managing Director,
    Sotik Tea Companies,
    P.O. Box Private Bag 20406,
    Sotik

    by Friday 14th August 2015.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    UN World Food Programme, Kenya Prequalification for Financial / Non Financial Services Providers

    Prequalification for Financial / Non Financial Services Providers UN World Food Programme, Kenya

    WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger.

    To implement food assistance programmes, WFP introduced the use of cash and voucher transfers as one way of transferring resources to beneficiaries.

    These transfers are assistance to person or households in the form of cash payments, bank/electronic transfers or vouchers to enable beneficiaries meet their own food needs in the marketplace.

    To achieve this, WFP Kenya establishes through a selective tender process, local contracts with financial and non-financial institutions for the provision of efficient, reliable and secure systems of cash/voucher transfers and/or distribution to WFP beneficiaries in Kenya, and payments made to workshop and other meeting participants and is currently updating its roster of service providers.

    Interested institutions are requested to submit their applications via email to Nairobi.Procurement@wfp.org.

    The documents should be received at WFP not later than 1700hrs EA time on 7th August 2015.

    The firms will be required to submit, inter alia, the following documents;

    1. Company profile,

    2. Cover letter with contact details

    3. Certificate of Incorporation

    4. Copy of valid trading licence/operating permit

    5. Certified copies of audited accounts for the last three years.

    6. Valid Registration/Tax Compliance Certificate.

    7. Proof of registration/authorisation by relevant regulatory bodies/agencies.

    Queries strictly relating to this invitation should be directed to Nairobi.Procurement@wfp.or g. Existing service providers who wish to be retained in the vendor list are also required to apply for prequalification.

    Please note that this is not an Invitation to Tender. Rates/prices are not required at this stage, and this invitation does not bind the World Food Programme to issue any tenders or contracts to the companies expressing their interest.

    WFP does not charge any fee for registration of suppliers.


    The World Bank Information Management Analyst Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    The World Bank

    Information Management Analyst

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group (WBG) is constantly seeking to improve the way it works.

    Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.

    Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.

    ITS is seeking an Information Management Services (IMS) Professional Analyst to work as an Information Management Analyst to provide professional library services, records management and/or archival services in support of information management services at various levels of the organization.

    S/he will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Note: This is not an IT job. You do not need to apply if you do not have archival and/or records management qualifications and experience.

    We are looking for an Archivist and/or Records Management professional to do reviews of security classification, metadata entry and resource description for routine records, documents and publications to assure quality.

    Additionally, candidate would be expected to implement records retention and disposition schedules for routine holdings.

    S/he will prepare training documentation and conduct training on IMS systems so that clients can effectively use resources and be in compliance; support marketing and outreach activities; monitor Bank Projects for completeness and accuracy of records captured; among other duties.

    Selection Criteria and Electronic Applications:

    The successful candidate should be holder of a Master’s degree with 2 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience.

    For the full position description, complete selection criteria and required competencies, candidates are requested to submit an application at Information Management Analyst Click on Current Job Openings > Job#151111.

    The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, race, nationality, culture and educational background.

    Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date is 10th August 2015.


    SOS Children’s Villages Program Director Job in Eldoret, Kenya

    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.

    We are inviting suitably qualified persons to fill position that exists in the organization as follows:

    Program Director (Eldoret)

    Position Summary: The Programme Director will lead the planning (+budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the children’s village programme, in accordance with the organizational standards and strategies.

    Key Functions of the Job

  • Lead the planning of programme interventions, in line with the organization’s mission policies, strategies and available resources.
  • Coordinate the implementation of programme interventions, ensuring cooperation between specialized and-general support co-workers, and appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Build positive relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including the community and local authorities.
  • Build a strong network of partner organizations.
  • Build and lead a strong programme team.
  • Ensure that mechanisms for monitoring efficiency and accountability in the use of resources are in place and functioning well through proper financial management and administration.
  • Contribute to the realization of the child’s right to grow in a caring family environment.

    Required Qualifications / Abilities / Experience.

  • Master’s in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in program management.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working with child focused organisation in management position.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrated work experience in policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership and effective representation skills. If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application(stating current & expected pay) and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 31st August 2015 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.


    ICRC Jobs in Kenya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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 endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

    The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

    1. Accountant

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Focal point for all Working Advance’s from the Field Officer’s in the field, ensuring that they are approved by the supervisor’s.
  • Corresponding with Field Officer’s on various corrections of the Working Advance’s.
  • Raising External Payment Voucher’s and registration of the approved Working Advance’s.
  • Conducting statistics of the Field Trips general costs as requested by the Administrator.
  • Coaching and train the Field Officer’s how to fill the Working Advance’s correctly and the respective excel justifications tables.
  • Logs in all invoices received from reception in Sun system
  • Makes photocopy of all invoices with reimbursable VAT after all necessary requirements are verified and forward the same to Nairobi delegation.
  • Checks the invoices and the supporting documents, ensuring that the supporting documents are coherent with the invoice and it is duly approved.
  • Do necessary invoice processes in Sun system
  • Records all bank charges in SUN system.
  • Records all external transfers’ entries in SUN system.
  • Prepares weekly bank reconciliation report.
  • Prepares remittance advice to suppliers.
  • Prepares weekly cash forecast and sends to Nairobi Delegation.
  • Ensures that all fund request of Somalia Delegation are done on time.
  • Performs in SUN system the manual payment process of all invoices.
  • Prepares monthly Time Reports.
  • Ensure update of statistical accounts (water, electricity, daily workers, paper purchase)

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • CPA part II (Certified Public Accountant or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Finance position.
  • Experience in computerized accounting, preferably an ERP software.
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO
  • Computer literacy in windows environment
  • Precise and rigorous;
  • High sense of confidentiality;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure with minimum supervision;
  • Independence and initiative;

    2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Officer

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the GIS Office, ensuring the smooth running of the office and the supply of all supplies needed in coordination with the Water and Habitat Coordinator.
  • Ensure the smooth flow of information regarding GIS matters between and within the Water and Habitat department, GIS Geneva and the delegation.
  • Keep abreast with relevant new development in the GIS field and making sure the GIS Office is up to date and the delegation benefits as much as possible from such development.
  • Advice Water and Habitat and any other department timely and accurately on geographic and GIS matters and questions.
  • Provide timely and accurate GIS solutions when needed and in desired formats.
  • Liaise with the management and administration to update the follow up of field trips expenditures and general cost generated by the Somali staff.
  • Promote, inform, market and develop the use of GIS and its products within the delegation.
  • Recommend on GIS data and equipment to be purchased or acquired for effective planning and management of operations.
  • Produce maps as requested by any departments and/or management following the standard set.
  • Ensure that for every output of a map there is a corresponding Google Earth (kmz) file or any other format that may be deemed necessary.
  • Properly manage, update, archive and maintain the GIS geo-database by ensuring the metadata for the base data is properly updated.
  • Carry out digitization work for data that needs to be converted from raster to vector format.
  • Maintain, update (clean and enter) Somalia data in the web based ICRC geo-portal for Somalia delegation.
  • Prepare maps and data for publishing into the ICRC intranet.
  • Train the relevant consultant to perform topographic surveys in Somalia.
  • Arrange and/or conduct regular technical trainings for field officers on the relevant GIS tools used by the delegation and departments.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in Quantity surveying, Engineering or related field
  • Additional vocational training in GIS system, IT or similar field
  • 2 years’ work experience in in architecture, engineering, GIS system management, geography, IT or similar position (map reading, cartographic features and map projections)
  • High level of initiative
  • Expert level in computer skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the geographical assigned environment
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Good organisational and communication skills

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resource Department of Somalia Delegation on the below mentioned address/email address before 13th August 2015.

    International Committee of the Red Cross
    Somalia Delegation
    Denis Pritt Road
    P. O. Box 73226, Nairobi
    00200 - Kenya

    E-mail address: sok_hrrec_services@icrc.org

    Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your application letter.

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Oxfam Public Health Engineer (PHE) Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Oxfam

    Public Health Engineer (PHE) Advisor

    Re-advertisement (previous applicants need not apply)

    Location: Nairobi with field trips to Somalia

    Level: C2 National

    Contract Type: 1 years Fixed Term with possible extension

    We offer competitive salary and benefits

    Oxfam is seeking an outstanding individual to fill the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Advisor role in our Somalia team to ensure strategic and high level of engineering standards and quality is achieved.

    The Role The post holder will lead in all PHE aspects of program and works to develop high quality WASH programmes that ensure adherence to technical standard and engineering norms as well institute adequate monitoring & evaluation systems.

    The role coordinates with PHP and EFSL Advisors to ensure the “one programme approach’’ and integration as well as capacity build Oxfam partners in Somalia.

    The post holder coordinates with the government technical line departments, the technical clusters, partners and national institutions to ensure cross leanings and sharing.

    The person is expected to document and share best practices and lessons

    The Person

    To be successful in this role you will have relevant qualification in Water and Sanitation Engineering or related public health engineering.

    You will have proven over 5 years experience in community water supply, sanitation and hygiene options especially in semi arid and arid areas.

    Experience in emergency WASH linked to resilience and livelihoods programming is a plus as well as proven experience of monitoring programmes hard to reach areas.

    You will be able to spend significant time travelling to the project sites, so experience in working in Somalia and ability to speak Somali language will be an added advantage.

    This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate, look at the full job description and submit your application and detailing how your experience prepares you for the post to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

    The closing date: 14 August 2015.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nairobi Job in Kenya

    The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nairobi seeks a suitable qualified Kenyan candidate in the Office of Political / Consular Affairs.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drafting of relevant Note Verbales, letters, reports and other official documents for the Embassy
  • Facilitating communication between the Embassy, Government ministries, county governments and international organizations
  • Conducting research as requested by diplomats in regard to political, economic, social, cultural, or environmental key issues and preparing reports on the same
  • Writing, editing or summarizing speeches for diplomats
  • General Consular work as may be required by the consul of the Embassy
  • Any other additional administrative work as may be required by the Embassy

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (second class honours and above) in literature/social sciences/international studies,/law or related field (Master’s Degree is preferable)
  • Ability to draft official communication documents inter alia, Note Verbales, letters, reports and research papers
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a reputable institution preferably government organizations, other diplomatic missions or international organizations
  • To demonstrate sound work ethics, excellent written & verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be computer literate (incl. MS world, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Preferably aged between 28-34

    Application should be submitted together with copies of the following documents:

    National I.D. card, Curriculum vitae with a photo, Copies of education certificates and other qualification certificates mentioned in the C.V., Copy of Good conduct certificate, Recommendation letter from the previous employer and/or a religious institution, Medical certificate (Mandatory), Copy of NSSF card and NHIF card (Preferable)

    NB: Only applications submitted together with copies of the above-mentioned documents will be considered.

    Interested applicants should deliver their applications at the Reception of Korean Embassy, 1st Floor, Misha Tower, Westlands Road (Compound #47).

    Deadline for application is on Wednesday, 5th August, 2015, by 5:00pm


    AfricaOil Corp Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    AfricaOil Corp

    Regional Environmental, Social and Governance Manager (Nairobi Based)

    Reporting to the Vice President Operations, the job holder will work with the Regional ΗSE manager, General Managers and countrу teams to ensure compliance, data collection and reporting on environmental, social and governance issues to international standards and best practices as required bу the Board, senior management and keу investors.

    Additional oversight, guidance and tasking for the role will be given bу the Vice President Eхternal Relations. The position will require travel both within and outside the region.

    Attractive local terms commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Keу Responsibilities

  • Design and put in place a range of sуstems and procedures to support eхisting and developing Environmental, Social and Governance policies that are primarilу implemented bу the relevant countrу teams and which cover a wide range of Above Ground Risk issues.
  • Develop and deliver action plans in coordination with both internal and eхternal stakeholders to drive the implementation of these policies.
  • Monitor and report on compliance through documents publiclу disclosed on the companу website, Environmental & Social Action Plans, Annual Sustainabilitу Report, Risk Management Sуstem and relevant investor questionnaires.
  • Deliver, monitor, evaluate and record data on Environment, Social and Governance activities.
  • Prepare and present at regular intervals detailed reports on Environment, Social and Governance status and activities in the region to enable internal improvements and eхternal reporting to keу stakeholders who have a direct interest in this area of our work Qualifications and Eхexperience

  • Candidate with a Universitу Degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 уears’ eхperience in similar or related field;
  • Eхperience in the eхtractives sector, oil & gas upstream eхploration preferable;
  • Working knowledge and eхperience of keу, relevant international best practices as listed below and track record of successful implementation of them within an eхtractive sector environment;
  • Eхtractive Industrу Transparencу Initiative (EITI)
  • International Financial Corporations’ Performance Standards for Environmental and Social Issues (IFC E&S PS’s).
  • CDC’s ‘Code for Responsible Investors’ (CDC Code)
  • International Voluntarу Principles for Securitу & Ηuman Rights (IVPSΗR)
  • Eхcellent report writing and presentation skills;

    If you meet the above qualifications and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the email address below not later than August 15, 2015

    EMail: info.aok@africaoilkenya.com


    Handicap International Jobs in Kakuma Kenya

    The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development.

    A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.

    The rehabilitation project in Kakuma aims to provide and secure tangible and measurable improvement of independency in activities of daily living and quality of life of refugees living with physical impairment or disability.

    1. Position: Field Logistics and Administration Assistant

    Responsible to:- Field Administrator

    Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station

    Closing date: - 12th August, 2015

    The Position: Under the responsibility of the Field Administrator, the Field Logistics and Administration Assistant will assist in the smooth running of the logistic activities and in the management of accounts and cash flow in compliance with Handicap International's internal regulations.

    S/he will be responsible for

    Finance (30%)

    1. Guaranteeing that the accounts are kept in good order.

  • Temporarily representing the Field Administrator when he/she is away on official business or on leave.
  • Assisting the Field Administrator in period-end closing procedures.

    2. Managing the cash flow

  • Disbursing payments on behalf of HI in field station level.
  • Making sure that the cash box has enough cash so as to ensure continued support to project activities

  • Human Resource Responsibility (20%)

    3. Carrying out general administrative duties

  • Monitoring deductions of annual leave and other absences and update the leave monitoring tool and R and R and send the tool to Field Administrator.
  • Drawing up all temporary and casual employment contracts for validation Logistics (50%)

    4. Continuous update of Purchase Service Request (PSR) Monitoring Chart

  • Updating the purchase monitoring chart.
  • Updating supplier database.

    5. Assisting in the procurement of goods and services

  • Participating in setting the procurement plan in collaboration with the Field Administrator and project staff.

    6. Responsible for travel requirements,bookings and accommodation

  • Assisting the Field Administrator to source and identify potential premises for office / accommodation and warehouse for storage.
  • Assisting in the organization of the fitting out, servicing and maintenance of the premises.

    7. Responsible for compound management

  • Ensuring the general cleanliness of the compound
  • Ensuring that all necessary repairs in the compound are done 8. Assisting in the implementation of the equipment and stores management and maintenance
  • Updating the stock monitoring chart.
  • Updating the stock levels/cards.

    9. Supervising, mentoring and training of the cleaners

  • Supervising and leading the team, fixing objectives and carrying out assessments of direct reports, providing professional coaching if necessary
  • Managing direct reports' contracts (leave, end of trial period, etc.); if the need arises, co-validating disciplinary procedures with the Field Administrator

    Qualifications and skills required:

    Essential

    Professional Skills

  • Diploma or Certificate in supply chain management or logistic

    Technical competencies

  • At least 2 year practical experience in logistics or any other relevant diploma with at least 3 years practical experience in logistics
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with an International NGO or local NGO
  • Experience in refugee context an added advantage

    Behavioral

    Competences required

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good team player
  • Effective verbal and written communication skill skills
  • Proven problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Innovative
  • Pays attention to details
  • Cost conscious
  • Upholds high standards of integrity
  • Cross cutting skills

    Autonomous on basic functionalities:

  • Operating system
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Outlook

    Position: Disability Mainstreaming Assistant

    Responsible to:- Disability Mainstreaming Officer

    Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station

    Closing date: - 12th August, 2015

    The Position: Under the responsibility of the Disability Mainstreaming Officer, the Disability Mainstreaming Assistant is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the disability mainstreaming and inclusion component of the disability project in Kakuma as per the project strategy and action plan.

    He/she will ensure empowerment of persons with disability and promote community awareness through advocacy campaigning conducted by persons with disability.

    He/she will promote accessibility and inclusion of implementing partners and their services in camps and host community.

    S/he will be responsible for

    1. Assisting in implementing disability mainstreaming activities in line with HI policy

  • Receiving and processing requests for accessibility audits or barrier-and facilitator assessments, for further referral to disability mainstreaming officer.
  • Facilitating photography and documentation for capitalization of project activities.

    2. Collecting relevant data to inform project reports

  • Contributing towards the development of data collection tools
  • Collecting data relevant to project indicators

    3. Contributing to project planning and Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Participating in review of project plans.
  • Preparing weekly action plans.

    4. Advocacy and awareness raising

  • Coordinating campaign activities towards disability mainstreaming and inclusion in development at camp level
  • Supporting refugee staff to facilitate the implementation of advocacy activities by local groups of persons with disability

    Qualifications and skills required:

    Essential

    Professional Skills

  • Diploma or Certificate in Disability Studies, Social Sciences, Education, Special Needs Education, Community Development

    Technical competencies

  • At least 1 year practical experience in mainstreaming work (gender or disability)
  • At least 2 years experience working with communities
  • At least 2 years experience working with INGOs or NGOs
  • Experience in refugee context an added advantage
  • Knowledge in Braille and sign langauge an added advantage

    Behavioral

    Competences Required

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good team player
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven creativity and innovation
  • Proven problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Upholds high standards of integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cross cutting skills
  • English, Kiswahili
  • MS Word
  • Ms Excel
  • MS Outlook
  • Internet
  • Electronic messaging system

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- recruit03@handicap-international.or.ke

    The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Field Logistics and Administration Assistant - KKM Position”

    Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

    Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

    Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Concern Worldwide ICT Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    Job Title: Intern ICT

    Reports to: ICT Officer

    Job Location: Nairobi

    Contract Details: Initial six (6) Months Contract Renewable Subject to Performance

    Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for information and communication technology, security of data and information systems and information management.

    S/he will also provide user support in ICT systems usage and functionality.

    This is consistent with the Concern’s ICT strategy, policies and procedures.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • End User Support and Capacity Building
  • Investigate problems reported and take corrective action as appropriate.
  • Escalate problems and liaise with the Helpdesk/Regional advisor team to request further support.
  • Assist users with file management system, staff training and capacity building.
  • Provide technical direction and support to the assigned ICT support person (s) in the field programmes.

    Technical Support

  • Assist in implementing and supporting IT systems & network installations in accordance with organizational set policies and procedures
  • Undertake hardware and software upgrades, hardware moves between sites and offices
  • Implement and support communications infrastructure – Internet, email, BGANs, GSM, HF/VHF radios, VSATs, PABXs etc.
  • Implement, monitor and support backup and data recovery
  • Plan and undertake field and project support assignments as required (e.g. for standard maintenance programmes and support requests) as approved by the line manager
  • Investigate and report problems with office support systems e.g. photocopiers, printers, scanners faxes etc.
  • Help build capacity for Emergency Response Preparedness and provide ICT support to Emergency Programmes as required
  • Liaise with nominated external IT suppliers, support and Service providers in relation to quality of service and performance issues

    Quality Assurance and On-Going Development

  • Monitor and investigate developments with local communications infrastructure, assess and advise on potential to improve existing communications infrastructure
  • Liaise with helpdesk and regional advisor regarding planned infrastructure improvements and agree on standards
  • Keep up to date with trends and developments in relevant technologies. Investigate local external support options and investigate and make recommendations regarding infrastructure improvements
  • Ensure the organisation gets value for money in ICT service delivery from external suppliers
  • Asset Management
  • Maintain asset register of ICT equipment – hardware, software, radio and network equipment.
  • Track and control the movement of equipment between sites and temporary off site work.
  • Track and control equipment being added to the network by visiting staff and consultants ensuring compliance with procedures for such movements and data exchange.
  • Keep a file of maintenance and support contracts.
  • Keep a schedule and log of maintenance work completed by contractors.
  • Ensure software licenses are in place for applications used. Liaise with Dublin IT Team on software and license requirements.
  • Maintain a schedule of hardware and software upgrades (e.g. virus protection) and ensure all PCs are kept up to date with operating systems patches and antivirus software.

    ICT Administration

  • Liaises closely with ICT users and Field Management, Helpdesk and Regional IT Advisor

    Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Programme Participant Protection Policy

  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

    Job Specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences or related IT Degree.
  • One (1) year’ experience in ICT support and helpdesk
  • Computer Programming skills (Visual Basic .NET, Java, PHP, JavaScript, XHTML) and Database Management Systems skills (Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 and MySQL)
  • Knowledge of PC, network architecture and cabling systems: Windows 2003/2008 server, Windows XP/7, MS Exchange Server, ISA Server, Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols and other Microsoft products
  • MCSE/CCNA or other IT professional qualifications and knowledge of relational databases e.g. SQL is preferred
  • Knowledge of communications systems: Satellite technologies, internet technology, phone systems and network security platforms
  • Knowledge of Generators, UPS, electrics, inverters and Solar Power
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to deliver training programmes
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills, organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours, including weekends

    Disclaimer: This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Intern ICT’

    Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4th August 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer


    Save the Children Procurement Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Save the Children

    Vacancy: Procurement Assistant – Kenya Country Office

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 5

    Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of renewal)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

    Role Purpose: The Procurement Assistant is responsible for processing field requests for procurement of goods and services for both the Nairobi Country Office and field offices

    Reports to: Logistics Coordinator

    Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir.

    We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$20 million in 2015.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Processing field requests

  • Receive requests from field offices, ensuring they are correctly completed, authorized and dated.
  • Update the Procurement Tracker
  • Obtain quotations or supply bids in line with SC procurement thresholds and policy.
  • Complete competitive bid analysis and obtain budget holder approval as required.
  • Keep field offices updated on status of their orders and communicate with them any issues relating to the procurement.

    Processing purchase orders

  • Draw up purchase orders for goods in line with Requests and the selected quotation and obtain relevant budget holders signature.
  • Confirm all goods received are in line with quantities and specification as set out in the purchase order.
  • Process invoice payments, ensure all stages of procurement check list has been completed and pass to finance in a timely manner.
  • Update order tracker on status of orders.

    Filing systems

  • Make sure that all Requests and purchase orders are correctly filed in the open and closed procurement files, in consecutive number.
  • Ensure all communications and documentation are filed with respective request and purchase order.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in supply chain management
  • Proven experience in purchasing
  • Recommended a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 10th August 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Finlays Jobs in Kericho Kenya

    Finlays: We need a dynamic individual with strong planning & organizing skills, interpersonal & communication skills and team player to fill the following vacant position in our Kericho based operations.

    1. Materials and Production Planner

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    Role Profile: Reporting to Finance Manager and Based at Tea Extracts Kenya, the job holder is responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Planning and scheduling production based on the AOS and generating related reports e.g. Weekly Production reports
  • Preparation and ordering of green leaf and black tea requirements.
  • Establishing packaging and chemicals requirements.
  • Responsible for personnel hygiene and plant upkeep for the leaf intake contractors
  • Calculates yields and materials usages against budget
  • Participate in material loss analysis and prevention
  • Implementing factory policies, legal and regulatory requirements e.g. HACCP and Good
  • Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Health and Safety;
  • Maintaining records to ensure product traceability especially for Rainforest Alliance, Organic and Soil Association production.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering or Food Technology from a recognized institution
  • Three years experience in the factory production environment (food processing) two of which should have served as Plant Technician/ Materials planner
  • Be conversant with Continuous Improvements / World class food operation programs
  • Understand quality control systems
  • Good working knowledge in industrial relations
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Good working knowledge in Stores management
  • Conversant with Environment, Health and Safety systems in a factory set up

    2. Clinical Officer

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    Role Profile: Reporting to the Company Medical Officer and based at one of the dispensaries, the job holder will provide primary and curative health services to the company’s employees with the aim of having a healthy and productive workforce.

    The job holder will be responsible for the day-day running of the dispensary.

    Key responsibilities include amongst others:

  • Providing treatment to the employees and their dependants
  • Conducting Primary Health Care (PHC) activities in the unit.
  • Providing MCH, FP, VCT, Nutrition and HIV/TB management services.
  • Preparing & submitting various periodic reports to the Company Medical Officer and the MOH.
  • Ordering drugs from the pharmacy and ensuring enough stock in the dispensary
  • Ensuring best Health and Safety practices are adhered to by monitoring industrial and non-industrial injuries. This includes attending meetings on Environment, Health and Safety
  • Carrying out continuous Health education for employees and colleagues respectively
  • Supervising staff under his or her care

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution
  • Registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
  • At least 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Good working knowledge in ICT
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Willing and capable of working long hours with minimal supervision
  • Basic life support training
  • Higher diploma in at least one field is an added advantage

    3. Management Accountant

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    Reporting to Finance Manager and based at Tea Extracts Kenya, the job holder is expected to provide financial and analytical support and management information to the Factory Operations Management Team which delivers measurable and sustainable improvements in Operational and Financial Performance and Financial Governance and Control.

    The job holder will be responsible for preparation of operational finance reports, costing and pricing for Tea Extracts products and budgetary control process.

    Key responsibilities include amongst others:

  • Ensuring that production information is correctly captured to facilitate the accurate costing of all SKUs / Products manufactured..
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly operational reports/accounts.
  • Preparation of the Management accounts and reports with all the variance analysis clearly explained to drive corrective action.
  • Tracking and computation of efficiency indicators for the factory including yield, OEE, availability and performance, providing a clear to demonstration of the associated impact to the P&L
  • Ensuring that raw materials usage is periodically reconciled and accounted through the process.
  • Leading the budgeting process and ensure the budgeting model is correctly updated, and accurate.
  • Responsible for pricing computations for all products in Tea Extracts
  • Preparation of DCF templates for CAPEX purchase and maintaining Capex tracking reports.
  • Tracking the weekly expenditure against budget and issue exception reports in liaison with departmental heads.
  • Ensuring stock valuations and provisions are correctly done and accurately reflected in the financials.
  • Participating in the preparation of financial reports for board meetings
  • Partnering with Operations Management Team in order to improve their overall understanding, knowledge and awareness of financial performance, controls and governance
  • Supporting the development, implementation and execution of the Saosa Operations Improvement Programme across the Factory – opportunities, deliverables, resources, risks and contingencies

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree with a bias in accounting
  • CPA (K) or equivalent
  • Five years relevant experience in a busy manufacturing firm, two of which should be in management/cost accounting
  • Must have an understanding of the International Accounting Standards as well as the statutory requirements
  • Good understanding of the manufacturing process.
  • Good working knowledge in ICT

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirement of the above positions, please submit an application including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts, current & expected remuneration, names and addresses of three referees, indicating the position you are applying for to reach us not later than 14 August 2015 and be addressed to:

    Human Resource Director
    P O Box 223 – 20200
    Kericho

    Email: careers@finlays.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    ICIPE Jobs in Kenya

    1. Title: ECOLOGICAL MODELER

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 Years

    icipe — International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

    icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and healthBpolicy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity.

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of post-doctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually.

    Please also download icipe’s Vision and Strategy 2013–2020 icipe

    icipe is seeking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic and self-motivated scientist for the position of Ecological

    Modeller. We are looking for an individual who has proven expertise in building, managing and analysing complex geospatial datasets in support of integrated pest management (IPM) practices and interventions, disease vector control, and climate change and variability.

    The selected candidate will be based at icipe’s Nairobi campus and will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team applying various technological approaches to improve plant, human, animal and environmental health. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package, including education allowance up to university first degree, health and life insurance, generous pension, housing and transport allowances, duty free privileges, home leave and relocation allowances, and much more, will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Specific roles and responsibilities of the position:

    1. Lead modelling activities within icipe’s 4H paradigm;

    2. Carry out cutting edge research on modelling insect population density, dynamics, interactions, and risk of invasion and spread;

    3. Develop, apply and explore new computation methods for decision support for good integrated pest management (IPM) practices and interventions, disease vector control, climate change impact and variability assessments;

    4. Link mathematical, biological and physical principles for assessing the present and predicting the future, as well as testing the models with experimental datasets;

    5. Work closely with entomologists/biologists/agronomists in the experimentation and interpretation of models and outputs;

    6. Promote and support cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary teams;

    7. Build capacity of icipe’s scholars, scientists and partners to co-develop and use modelling tools;

    8. Contribute to building capacity of national institutions through the identification and co-supervision or mentoring of graduate students;

    9. Collaborate with other research institutions (such as the CGIAR centres) to support/enhance research outputs and develop synergies with other icipe projects to maximise impact;

    10. Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms, with specific focus on peerreviewed journals;

    11. Have the ability to foster innovative work environment and appropriate skills in research governance and resource mobilisation.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have a PhD in applied mathematics with entomology or ecological modelling or a discipline relevant to the skills listed above. (The covering letter should expand on the relevance of your skill-set.)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in your chosen field/discipline.
  • The candidate must have perfect manipulation of advance tools for knowledge discovery and data mining using intelligent algorithms.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

    Core Competencies

  • High level of proficiency in a relevant programming language, especially C/C++ and R.
  • Experience in geographical information systems (GIS), spatial statistics, cellular automata (CA), individual and agent based modelling (I/ABM) approaches.
  • Experience in ecological niche and phenology modelling approaches.
  • Experience in artificial neural networks (ANNs), fuzzy logic (FL), random forest (RF) and percolation theory applications.
  • Good knowledge of scenario analysis, climate change impacts assessment and manipulation of large datasets.
  • Good knowledge of the development and analysis of continuous and discrete differential equations.
  • Fluency in English.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working with and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and other service providers, public and private sector entities, national programmes).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines and international institutions and technical agencies.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Director of Research and Partnerships of icipe.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    2. Title: ICT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 Years

    Preamble

    icipe wishes to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of ICT Support Technician at the Centre. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

    The position is central to ensuring the efficient use of ICT equipment, applications and resources on the campus through the resolution of high-end problems and passing on of knowledge and experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for resolving requests logged by users on campus.

    Responsibilities:

    The Support Technician will perform the following duties, among others:

    1. Provide technical support to the users on the campus by diagnosis and resolution of ICT problems within an assigned timeframe;

    2. Participate in projects that are implemented by the ICT team, including the roll-out of new applications and equipment;

    3. Provide the link between ICT Support Services and the infrastructure team to ensure that essential tasks are carried out and do not fall between the two teams;

    4. Keep the help desk status for requests up-to-date, attempt to resolve a problem as soon as possible but definitely within the timeframe set by the priority level and close the call as soon as the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of the user;

    5. Monitor the implementation of policies, procedures and standards on the campus, and make the necessary corrections where necessary;

    6. Identify commonly recurring requests for assistance and provide advice on how these can be prevented or minimised, through training and user awareness;

    7. Research into finding more effective ways of using and configuring applications that can then be rolled out across the campus or posted to the intranet and communicated to users for their use;

    8. Keep up-to-date with changes and advancements in ICT Support Services and the type of applications that are supported and make suggestions for improvements to the services provided.

    Performance standards & indicators for the job

  • Smooth day-to-day running of ICT resources.
  • Customer satisfaction among the users on campus.
  • Monthly help desk reports that show that service requests are being resolved within the expected time frame and that recurrence of common problems is reduced.
  • Efficient use of ICT equipment, applications and resources by users on the campus.
  • Useful user awareness documents are posted on the intranet.
  • Projects are well planned and implemented in a timely manner.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • Be a holder of a first degree in computer science.
  • At least three years working experience as an ICT Support Technician.
  • Certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or equivalent.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification will be an added advantage.

    Core competencies

  • Advanced proficiency in the core applications used at icipe (including the Microsoft Office 365 applications and services).
  • Working knowledge of ICT Help Desk systems.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to pass on information clearly to users and to grasp the difficulties that they perceive.
  • Strong customer service orientation that establishes a good working relationship with users, with the ability to pass on knowledge and experience to others.
  • Organised, dynamic self-starter who sees the position as a step in their career development.
  • Good logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgment in the resolution of problems.
  • Ability to multi-task in dealing with several different problems at a time.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision.

    Reporting

    The position reports to the ICT Manager. The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    3. Title: REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 Years

    Preamble

    icipe wishes to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician at the Centre. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

    Responsibilities:

    The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician will perform the following duties, among others:

  • Service and repair refrigeration equipment and systems to include walk-in coolers, ultra-low temperature freezers and refrigerated laboratory equipment; 
  • Install, calibrate, service and repair of laboratory safety cabinets;
  • Inspect systems and their components (e.g. air conditioning, heating and refrigeration units, etc.), for the purpose of ensuring safety and identifying necessary repairs, as well as providing an ongoing programme of preventive maintenance;
  • Diagnose problems in refrigeration systems to identify equipment and/or systems repair and replacement needs;
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance as needed (and/or assigned) for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems;
  • Ensure units (e.g. coils, condensation pans, drain lines, etc.) are operating correctly by regularly cleaning these systems;
  • Prepare documentation (e.g. records of refrigerants, paperwork, logs, time and materials, specifications, etc.) and provide written support in compliance with regulations and/or convey information;
  • Repair various items, systems and/or components to ensure these items are available and in safe working condition;
  • Request equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items to complete the necessary installation/repair;
  • Coordinate with administration and other trades for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently, and providing proper information for parts ordering;
  • Maintain tools and/or equipment to ensure the availability of equipment in safe operating condition;
  • Respond to emergency situations during or after hours, for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Performance standards & indicators for the job

  • Communicate effectively with supervisors/management as well as customers.
  • Demonstrate ability to supervise staff.
  • Must possess high degree of independent judgment.
  • Strong team player that is results-oriented.
  • Must be able to effectively read, understand and apply blueprints, schematics, and flow charts during repair process.
  • To carry out this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • Higher national diploma in mechanical engineering (refrigeration) and with 5 years experience in a research setting.
  • Diploma in mechanical engineering (refrigeration) with 7 years’ experience in a research setting will equally be considered.
  • Registration with regulatory bodies an added advantage.

    Core competencies

    n Candidate must demonstrate practical experience in HVAC systems, ultra-low temperature freezers and other refrigeration systems.

  • Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of health and safety in engineering practices.
  • Ability to develop an equipment preventative maintenance programme.
  • Ability to develop equipment annual budget.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Must be prepared to work long hours, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Good inter-personal skills.

    Reporting

    The position reports to the Facilities and Assets Manager

    4. Title: HEAD OF FINANCE

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 Year

    Preamble

    icipe is seeking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic and self-motivated individual of impeccable integrity to lead the Finance Unit. The selected candidate will be based at icipe’s Nairobi campus. This is a two-year contract, renewable after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package, including children education allowance up to university first degree, health and life insurance, generous pension, housing and transport allowances, duty free privileges, home leave and relocation allowances, and much more, will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Job Description

    The Head of Finance (HoF) will have primary day-to-day responsibility at the Centre to ensure the existence and adherence to fundamental principles of financial management—financial accountability, internal controls, recordkeeping, compliances, financial integrity, planning, budgeting, cash-flow management and financial reporting.

    The HoF will support planning, monitoring and decision making processes to achieve best value in utilising resources, and providing quality information, financial analysis, training and professional advice.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. First, provide overall supervision of the processes of recording, classifying and summarising financial transactions and interpreting the results, ensuring that all transactions of the Centre are recorded, and that there is easily accessible supporting original documentation for all the transactions.

    Second, provide necessary approvals for transactions and processes within set policies. Third, provide custodianship to all financial policies and procedures.

    2. Review and provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts, including identifying fixed costs, cost centres and return on investment.

    3. Continuous development and improvement of all supporting financial and management information systems for the Centre, ERP systems, project costing, and mapping of accounts codes and analysis codes.

    4. Ensure that effective internal controls are in place to safeguard financial assets of the Centre, and ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards.

    5. Ensure compliance with all applicable financial regulatory laws and rules for financial reporting in all jurisdictions where the Centre operates.

    6. Oversee the coordination and activities of independent external auditors for the Centre and project audits, ensuring that all compliance issues are met and that the preparation of annual financial statements is in accordance with the Centre’s standards and international standards.

    7. Oversee the preparation of periodic financial statements, financial management reports, cash flows, special analyses, and information reports for use by the Centre’s Senior Management Committee (SMC) and Governing Council Members. Equally important, ensure that the finance unit is capable of meeting all financial reporting requirements—statutory, management and contractual—on a timely basis.

    8. Establish and maintain strong relationships with programme/project managers, identify their needs, and deliver enhanced business solutions. In the same way, provide support to other business support units in financial related matters.

    Additionally, provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. Finally, analyse costs and expenses and guide programme/project managers, as well as analyse financial statements to pinpoint trends and potential problem areas.

    9. Analyse cash flow, monitor banking activities, manage the investment of cash deposits in line with set policy, as well as other short and long-term investments to ensure adequate cash flow to meet the Centre’s needs.

    10. Establish and implement short and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the Finance Unit.

    11. Oversee financial management of all stations, including the development of appropriate financial and budget policies and procedures that incorporate all regulatory requirements.

    12. Evaluate and advise the SMC on the impact of new programme/strategies and regulatory changes.

    Additional Responsibilities

    1. Represent the Centre externally to government and funding agencies.

    2. Serve on tender, planning and policy-making committees.

    3. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate Finance Unit staff.

    4. Lead in the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) process.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in finance or accounting.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in a senior-level finance and accounting position.
  • Professional accounting qualification – CPA, ACCA, CA, or similar accreditation.

    Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, including international standards.
  • Solid project cost accounting and project management skills.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Ability to participate in, and facilitate, group meetings.

    Other desirable attributes

    n Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage at all levels of the Centre, particularly with staff at all locations.

  • Strong problem solving skills, and the ability to provide sound advice based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability, with a strong sense of timeliness and results orientation.
  • A high level of professional written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes, and simultaneously manage several projects/tasks.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Director of Finance & Administration (DFA).

    5. Title: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 Years

    Preamble

    icipe is seeking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic and self-motivated individual to lead the Human Resources Unit. The selected candidate will be based at icipe’s Nairobi campus.

    This is a two-year contract, renewable after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package, including children education allowance up to university first degree, health and life insurance, generous pension, housing and transport allowances, duty free privileges, home leave and relocation allowances, and much more, will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Job Description

    The HR Manager leads in provision of HR services to all the Centre’s Staff, Hosted Staff, Visiting Scientists, Students and Consultants. With a focus on HR strategy, the HR manager implements employee attraction, retention, and development and performance management policies and processes. S/he develops and implements programmes and supporting systems for employee relations, staff wellbeing, workforce planning and workload management, and ensures equity and diversity.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Recruiting research and support staff with the capabilities and competences required for the present and future. As well, work with research leaders to anticipate future needs and lead the talent pooling, attraction and selection of staff in research roles, and ensure alignment and improvement of attraction and selection processes.

    2. Implement organisation design plans, including preparation and review of job classifications, job descriptions and associated systems.

    3. Implement talent management and succession planning initiatives.

    4. Develop and implement induction and exit programmes and processes.

    5. Develop and implement selection tools and methods.

    6. Implement skills capacity development programmes, aligned with the plans and strategic goals.

    7. Lead the learning and development programme, developing the capabilities and competences of research leaders, as well as research and research support staff, on staff development (encompassing management/supervisory skills and soft skills), and the sourcing and evaluation of appropriate providers.

    8. Develop and implement performance management policies, systems and tools.

    9. Implement recognition and rewards policies.

    10. Administer and undertake reviews of salaries, and staff related insurance and other staff benefits, in accordance with policies and guidelines; and ensure value for money.

    11. Implement initiatives designed to increase employee engagement.

    12. Implement employee relations, consultation and engagement policies and processes.

    13. Develop and implement service level for HR and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) services. In addition, ensure HR is right sized, staffed, and with capable and motivated staff to deliver agreed services.

    14. Develop and implement HR Information Systems to support service delivery and decision making, specifically HR within ERP, Staff Attraction, Staff Recruitment, Learning & Development Systems, Staff Performance Management System, and Management of Consultants contracting and other supporting systems.

    15. Implement staff policies, practices and guidelines.

    16. Implement an occupational health and safety (OHS) policy, processes and systems.

    17. Ensure equitable and consistent interpretation and implementation of staff policies, and ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements.

    18. Identify precedents and document approved exceptions.

    19. Respond to audits—internal and external.

    20. Manage staff related litigation.

    21. Provide compensation benefits to staff, as provided in their terms of employment.

    Additional Responsibilities

    1. Be an authorised Signatory of the Centre, and in this regard, authorise transactions as per delegated authority.

    2. Attend joint meetings of collaborating institutions, and participate in tender processes.

    3. Represent the Centre at external meetings on labour, employment and related matters.

    4. Handle various matters of the Centre, by participating in joint arrangements with other research Centres.

    5. Oversee preparation of the monthly Payroll, and approve monthly bank transfers of staff salaries.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in social sciences, human resources or business related course.
  • Over 10 (ten) years’ relevant experience in HR management at a senior level, with a proven record of experience in an international organisation.

    Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of labour laws and familiarity with the industrial relations practices.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage at all levels of the Centre, particularly with staff at all locations.
  • A high level of professional written and verbal communication.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Director of Finance & Administration (DFA).

    How to Apply:

    All applications must arrive via email. The position will remain open until filled. Please quote the job reference number IRS/122/072015 on the email subject line. 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 a complete publications list, and

    (c) a statement of research experience, interests and career goals, to:

    ecologicalmodeller@icipe.org

    And copy to: rmurithi@icipe.org

    Candidates are required to apply online through: ICIPE Jobs

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Closing Date: 5th August 2015


    Kenyatta National Hospital Jobs

    The Hospital Management invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. MEDICAL SPECIALIST II, JOB GROUP K4: MEDICINE (RIDD) (2POSTS), PAEDIATRICS (3POSTS), PATHOLOGY (2POSTS) & NEUROLOGY (1POST), ANAESTHESIA (1POST)

    The Medical Specialist II/I will be responsible to the Chief Medical Specialist/Head of Department and will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Performing clinical procedures and making decisions on patients’ management in the area of specialization.
  • Conducting regular Ward Rounds.
  • Responding to consultations from other clinical specialties.
  • Conducting specialist out-patient clinics.
  • Participating in assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
  • Participating in research, teaching, training and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as post-graduate students.
  • Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
  • Participate in Administrative activities of the department.
  • Participate in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.

    Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Medicine (MMed)/Paediatrics/pathology/neurology/ anaesthesia from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
  • Must have retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
  • Evidence of research and at least two (2) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
  • Computer literate.

    2. MEDICAL OFFICER I – JOB GROUP K6 (22 POSTS)

    The Medical Officer will be responsible to the Head of unit/Department deployed and will be expected to take full responsibility of patients under his care. This is a full time engagement and it will be on a three year renewal contract based on performance.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of quality emergency and ongoing medical care.
  • Provision of formal and informal training to other health personnel.
  • Carrying out and implementing research projects in collaboration with Medical Specialists.
  • Participating in management of supplies and resources at the Accident and Emergency department.
  • Participate in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.Bch.B) degree from a recognized university.
  • One year (1) post internship.
  • A current practicing license from the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
  • A current retention on certificate by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) will be an added advantage.

    3. CHIEF RADIOGRAPHER, JOB GROUP K4 (1 POST)

    The Chief Radiographer will be responsible to the Assistant Director, Radiology for effective provision of quality radiography services in the Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Headship of imaging services
  • Implement policies and regulations on medical imaging services in the hospital.
  • Ensuring safety of Radiography equipments in the department.
  • Ensuring safe custody of radiographic and photographic supplies in the hospital
  • Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
  • Supervision of junior and/or students on attachment in the department.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Higher Diploma in Diagnostic Radiology or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Radiographer or an equivalent position in large organization.
  • Must be a member of a professional body (Society of Radiography).
  • Radiation Protection Board license.
  • Degree in Radiography would be an added advantage.

    4. LAUNDRY MANAGER – JOB GROUP K5 (1 POST)

    The Laundry Manager will be responsible to the SAD, Technical Services for the management, co-ordination and control of the laundry and tailoring services in the Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing and maintaining procedures and standards to ensure high quality laundry and tailoring services.
  • Ensuring receipts, cleaning, distribution and safe storage of linen and garments.
  • Ensuring compliance to regulatory/statutory regulations by all staff.
  • Ensuring proper functioning and maintenance of all laundry machines and other equipment in the unit.
  • Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
  • Overseeing the Inspection of fabrics, mending and fabrication of specialized items.
  • Preparation of reports on operations of the Unit.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff in the Unit.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Hotel and catering Management or Hotel and Hospitality management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Attended senior Management course or a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proven experience of not less than five (5) years managing laundry services at a senior level in a large organization, preferably a health institution.
  • Training in Laundry and housekeeping is an added advantage.
  • Skills in the operation of laundry machinery and equipment and in the use of soaps, bleaches and washing solutions.
  • Computer literate.

    5. DEPUTY QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER, JOB GROUP K5 (1 POST)

    The Deputy Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to the Quality Assurance Manager for the implementation of quality assurance programmes and ensuring that quality systems are maintained in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 Standards.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and organizing programmes to ensure delivery of quality services in the Hospital.
  • Participating in preparation of annual budget for the department and ensuring proper utilization of allocated funds.
  • Preparation of reports on quality related matters and activities in the Hospital.
  • Participating in quality assurance research activities.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.
  • Assist in the development, implementation plus verification effectiveness of quality systems affecting all aspects of Hospital operations.
  • Responsible for reviewing & analyzing data, in order to recognize trends as well as opportunities for improvement/corrective action, by using process capability other statistical or quality tools.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters degree in Public Health or Health management or its equivalent.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in a managerial position in a large organization.
  • Degree or post graduate certificate in Quality Assurance will be an added advantage.
  • At least two (2) years experience as lead Auditor of quality management systems.
  • Computer literate.

    6. SENIOR PLANNING OFFICER – JOB GROUP K5 (1 POST)

    The Senior Planning Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Planning Manager for Planning for the overall development, documentation, administration and implementation of strategies in the Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of professional advice to the Hospital Management on all matters related to planning.
  • Co-ordination of all hospital projects, Performance Contracting activities & Carrying out of specific surveys as may be required in the Hospital.
  • Development of project proposals for funding.
  • Preparation of Hospital monthly/annual reports and expenditure estimates and ensuring proper utilization of funds allocated to the Department.
  • Coordinating quality assurance activities in the Department.

    Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Economics/Statistics, Health Economics or equivalent post graduate qualification from a recognized university.
  • Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Senior Economist II/Senior Statistician II (Senior Planning Officer II) or equivalent position in a large organization.
  • A proficient working knowledge of MS office and other software i.e SPSS, STATA.
  • Proven experience in health planning and a working knowledge of the Balanced Scorecard will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.

    7.CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER I, JOB GROUP K5 (1 POST)

    The Chief Supplies Chain Management Officer I will be responsible to the Supplies Chain Manager for ensuring timely availability of required materials, goods and services at the most competitive value and terms and stores management.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Purchasing and stores management.
  • Preparation and implementation of procurement and disposal plans
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff in areas of operation.
  • Preparation of periodic reports to management
  • Enforcement of regulations procedure, and policies in supply chain function.
  • Planning and coordinating the procurement/ stock control and /or warehousing functions
  • Preparing of expenditure estimates
  • Review and updating of existing procurement regulations.
  • Advising on appropriate stock levels, defects and obsolescence.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Economics, Commerce or Supply Chain Management.
  • Possession of graduate diploma in supplies management form chartered institute of purchasing and supplies (CIPS).
  • At least three (3) years experience at a management level in a large organization
  • Must be a registered members of a recognized body e.g KISM or MCIPS
  • Must be conversant be conversant with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and /or regulations
  • Masters degree in procurement or supply chain Management or its equivalent will be added advantage.

    8. DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER, JOB GROUP K5 (1 POST)

    The Deputy Chief Medical Social Worker will be responsible to the Assistant Director (Medical Services) for the overall development, documentation, administration and implementation of strategies in the Department.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate policy on psychosocial programmes in the hospital and community.
  • Provision of professional advice to the Hospital Management on all matters related to government policies on rehabilitation and treatment of patients.
  • Co-ordinate social work activities in the wards and clinics.
  • Place abandoned patients through networking with other social support agencies.
  • Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
  • Plan and organize post care support.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology from a recognized University.
  • Proven experience for not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Medical Social Worker or its equivalent in a large organization.
  • Proficiency in computer packages.
  • A Masters degree in Social work or related field will be n added advantage

    9. DEPUTY CHIEF THERAPY RADIOGRAPHER, JOB GROUP K5 (1 POSTS)

    The Deputy Chief Therapy Radiographer will be responsible to the Chief Therapy Radiographer for effective provision of quality therapy radiography services in the Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Processing, verifying and maintaining information related to patients.
  • Take charge of radiation medicine, equipment and accessories.
  • Maintaining and evaluating radiation safety in the radiotherapy treatment, Simulation and nuclear medicine rooms.
  • Radiotherapy treatment, simulation and treatment planning for patients.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Therapy Radiography from a recognized University
  • Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Therapy radiographer and has demonstrated competency in the management of Radiation Therapy services for at least three (3) years or an equivalent post in a Radiation Oncology Establishment.
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body (Society of Radiography).
  • A Masters degree in Therapy Radiography will be an added advantage.

    10. BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST III - JOB GROUP K10 (1 POST)

    The Biomedical Technologist III will be responsible to the Assistant Chief Engineer (Biomedical) for the co-ordination of all biomedical services.

    Key responsibilities

  • Preparation and implementation of planned preventive maintenance programmes.
  • Repair of all medical equipment.
  • Advising on technical aspects relating to biomedical equipment.
  • Preparing reports on operations of the Unit.
  • Implementation of policy and quality assurance standards.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Medical Engineering Technology from a recognised institution.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Medical Engineering Technologist or equivalent position in a large organisation.
  • Evidence of practical experience in spare parts procurement procedures.
  • Computer literate.
  • A degree in Biomedical engineering or its equivalent will be an added advantage

    11. CHIEF INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY II (ICT) – JOB GROUP K6

    The Chief Information Communications Technology I (ICT) will be responsible to the Manager, Information Communications Technology for the overall development, documentation, administration, implementation and maintenance of ICT installations and strategies in the Hospital.

    Key responsibilities

  • Planning, monitoring and evaluating ICT program activities.
  • Developing of ICT strategies and goals and ensuring they are achieved.
  • Management of database applications and website development.
  • Installation and maintenance of networks, communications and technology.
  • Preparation of ICT budget and reports on the operation of the Unit.
  • Ensuring that ICT projects are completed within the planned time and budget.
  • Liaising with users to ensure information processing needs are met.
  • Ensuring that procedures and standards are adhered to.

    Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Professional certificate in at least one of the following areas:-
  • Microsoft Certified Engineering & Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Database Administration
  • Systems Development
  • Proven working experience of at least three (3) years at a senior level in a large organization.
  • Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work.

    12. CHIEF SECURITY & SAFETY SERVICES OFFICER, JOB GROUP K6 - (1 POST)

    The Chief Security and Safety Services Officer will be responsible to the Security and Safety Services Manager, for the overall deployment, Documentation, Administration and Implementation of Security Strategies in the Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implementation of Hospital Security Policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Update departmental emergence procedures and contingency planning;
  • Coordinate implementation of security surveys and threat assessment
  • Facilitate corporate Security investigations
  • Coaching and mentorship of staff
  • Ensuring security of buildings, plants, equipment, work environment and patients.
  • Sensitize staff on workplace security and safety.
  • Implement departmental disciplinary procedures.

    Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Criminology, Security Management or related Field and/or
  • Diploma in Criminology, Security Management or related Field with Five years experience as a Security and Safety Services Officer in the Hospital
  • They must have shown proven Security Management skills.
  • Must be of high Integrity and Ethical Conduct.
  • Must have ability to supervise staff and organize routine security checks.
  • Must have Crime Detection, Investigation and Report writing skills.
  • Must possess relevant Computer Skills, good Communication and Supervisory Skills.
  • Proven service as a Superintendent of Police in the Kenya Police or in the rank of a Major in the Kenya Defence Forces and a certificate in Health Systems Management or relevant field will be an added advantages.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit.
  • Must possess a current Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations within six months of the date of job application.

    13. POSITION OF SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (BUILDINGS), JOB GROUP K7

    (1POST)

    The Senior Superintendent (Buildings) will be responsible to the Hospital Engineer for the planning and implementation of building works.

    Key responsibility

  • Estimating costs of repairs.
  • Monitoring and supervision of work in progress on site.
  • Participating in the preparation of monthly progress returns on expenditure.
  • Ensuring that proper specifications and standards are maintained.
  • Supervising any repairs, maintenance and/or alterations being carried out on existing buildings.
  • Auditing of quantities of materials required for the job.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from Kenya National Examinations Council or other approved equivalent qualification.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Superintendent I (Buildings) or its equivalent in a large organization.
  • Candidates who have the Ordinary National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from the Kenya National Examination Council or other approved equivalent qualifications and have served for at least six (6) years in the grade of Superintendent (Buildings), and have shown merit and ability in work performance will also be considered.
  • Training in Project/Contract Management.
  • Registration with relevant professional body.
  • Computer literate

    14. ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGIST III - JOB GROUP K 10 (1 POST)

    The Orthopaedic Technologist III will be responsible to the Senior Orthopaedic Technologist for the efficient delivery of support services in Orthopaedics.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Participating, planning and coordinating of the Orthopaedic services.
  • Ensuring proper utilization of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Participating in assessing, measuring, making and fitting of Orthopaedic appliances.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with a professional body
  • At least three (3) years in a large organization, preferably in a health-related organization or public service.

    15. DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST III, JOB GROUP K10 (1 POST)

    The Dental Technologists III will be responsible to the Senior Dental Technologist for the management of dentistry support services.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Planning, supervising and co-ordinating dentistry services.
  • Allocating duties and distributing staff to various sections.
  • Ensuring availability of supplies and equipment for the unit.
  • Participating in the making of dental appliances.
  • Participating in research and teaching of students.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Dental Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with a professional body.
  • At least three (3) years in a large organization, preferably in a health-related organization or public service.

    16. PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIST III - JOB GROUP K10 (1 POST)

    The Pharmaceutical Technologist III/II will be responsible to the Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist for the efficient delivery of Pharmaceutical services. Specific duties will include:

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Participating in the compounding and dispensing of medicine to patients in a satellite pharmacy.
  • Ensuring proper utilization of supplies and equipment.
  • Ensuring safety of drugs to staff and patients.
  • Participating in research and teaching of students.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons’ Board.
  • At least three (3) years in a NHIF – accredited health organization.
  • A Higher Diploma in Pharmacy will be an added advantage.

    17. SUPPLIES CHAIN OFFICER II – JOB GOUP K9 (3 POSTS)

    The Supplies Chain Officer II will be responsible to the Senior Supplies Officer.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring efficient management of supplies to the user departments.
  • Participating in the preparation of supplies expenditure estimates.
  • Coordinate and participate in issuing and receiving stores.
  • Supervision of junior and/or students on attachment in the department.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- with a minimum of C- in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Proven experience of not less than three (3) years in Supplies Office in a large organization.
  • Conversant with Computer based inventory system.
  • Conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and other statutory regulations relating to Public Procurement.
  • Candidate who do not possess a degree but are in possession of a Diploma in Supplies/Materials Management and have worked for at least five (5) years in Supplies Office and in addition meet the other requirements indicated above will also be considered.

    Click here to access the jobs online and to access the hospital application form Kenyatta National Hospital

    All interested in these positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to submit the Hospital application form with copies of certificates on or before 14th August 2015 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Kenyatta National Hospital,
    P. O. Box 20723-00202
    NAIROBI

    Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    ILRI Vacancy : Scientist – Molecular Biologist / Genomics

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist- Molecular Biologist/Genomics to contribute to research on cattle diseases.

    The successful candidate will be a key member of a team working on the cattle disease, East Coast fever (ECF), which is caused by the parasite Theileria parva. The goal of the team is to develop a new generation vaccine for the control of ECF.

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million.

    A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

    Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute experiments using high throughput sequence data to determine mammalian gene expression profiles to infection and immunization.
  • Develop bioinformatics pipelines to define the characteristics of acquired and innate immune responses.
  • Develop methods to support sequencing of TCR and BCR gene repertoires and usage at a population and single cell level. Interact and plan experiments with relevant technicians.
  • Contribute to the development of new research proposals and mobilize funding for further research.
  • Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals.

    Requirements

  • PhD in a subject that directly contributed to vaccine development.
  • At least 2-4 years post-doctoral experience in a sequencing/genomics laboratory.
  • Experience with RNA sequencing technologies and high volume data analysis is essential.
  • Experience in immunology studies is highly desired.
  • Experience in teamwork/ management of technicians in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in mobilization of funding.

    Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

    Position level: Scientist Level 1, dependent on qualifications and experience.

    Duration: 2 years fixed term with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

    How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development.

    The position title and reference number REF: MB/VB/ 07/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Scientist – Molecular Biologist / Genomics by 31 August 2015.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


    ILRI Vacancy: Program Assistant – Vaccines Biosciences

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Program Assistant to provide program administrative, management and logistical support to the Vaccines Biosciences Group.

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.

    The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and process the program’s requests and ensure the necessary approvals are obtained for procurement of equipment and services, transport requests, payments, advances, consultancies and institutional contracts.
  • Support the PMO in preparing collaborative agreements, such as partnership agreements, MOUs, letters of support among others.
  • Maintain a database for key Vaccine Program partners and collaborators.
  • Support program documentation – maintain an updated database of the program’s key documents, publications, list of staff, visitors, fellows and consultants, and the updating the program organogram.
  • Support the program accountant in reviewing/verifying program expenditure and following up with the other ILRI service units to ensure the program expenditure is up-to-date.
  • Provide day-to-day support to the program to ensure that routine correspondence, communication requests, supplies requests and staff workstations needs are addressed.
  • Coordinate the assignment and needs of new staff, visiting scientists, fellows and consultants.
  • Liaise with other ILRI service units (Corporate services, ILRI-BecA Hub) that support the program’s initiatives.
  • Responsible for organizing the program’s conferences, workshops, seminars and write shops, internal and external meetings and other events as required.
  • Organize travel arrangements and support for the program team by processing travel authorities and expense reports (coordinate reservations and bookings, visa appointments and sharing of travel information) and maintain the travel schedules of the program team.
  • Liaise with ILRI Communication and Knowledge Management to compile input for the program’s and ILRI websites.
  • Develop comprehensive activity calendars for the program in line with ILRI’s annual calendar of activities.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor/director.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Program Management, or related field.
  • Professional training in Financial Management or Accounting project management is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in program management working in an internationally focused research or development organization.
  • Knowledge of administrative and financial management of development programs and/or donor funded projects/programs.
  • Experience in managing work plans, results-based budgets and systems to monitor and report progress.
  • Track record in scientific project management work in either a research or NGO environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality.
  • Skills and experience in conference and meeting events organization.
  • Proven administrative and communication skills.

    Terms of Appointment

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary

    This position is job level 2C. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Director, people and Organizational Development explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

    The REF: PA/VB/07/2015 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Program Assistant – Vaccines Biosciences by 14 August, 2015.

    To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at ILRI

    To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at ILRI CROWD

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


    WFP Somalia National Programme Policy Officer Job in Hargeisa

    UN World Food Programme – Somalia

    Vacancy Announcement No. VA-018/2015 (Position No. 15-0017996)

    Post Title: National Programme Policy Officer

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Post Grade: NOB

    Duty Station: Hargeisa

    Duration: 1 year (initial)

    Closing Date: 11th August 2015

    Organizational Background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

    This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participate in overall programme management, which includes implementation and monitoring of programme activities in the region;
  • Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs in the field of food security;
  • Prepare and disseminate timely analytical and critical reports, including proposals for improvement in operation and the scope of the programme;
  • Assess the need for food in emergency and refugee/displaced person situations, draw up plans for its timely arrival in coordination with Government and other donors and monitor the implementation of these plans;
  • Assist the local authorities in identifying fields of development in the sector of food assistance;
  • Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view projects outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places and points where WFP commodities are received in the country;
  • Design and maintain databases of indicators relating to food security and related WFP projects;
  • Undertake specific/technical rural inquiries directly linked to quality improvement in WFP projects;
  • Provide continuing liaison with bilateral food assistance programmes, with UN agencies and NGOs, providing the relevant assistance to WFP assisted projects;
  • Partner with Local Authorities and foster partnership with UN agencies and NGOs in the area of livelihoods, education and nutrition;
  • Develop strategies to involve and engage the communities in sustainable food assisted interventions;
  • Ensure a proper reconciliation of logistics and programme data and cross check transport contractor invoices to ascertain they match with compass figures;
  • Assist Area Office Management in preparation/update of the early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises. Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any action taken;
  • Supervise junior programme staff; provide training and technical guidance in their work;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Education, Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.

    Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, business administration, development or food assistance, programme management with experience with national and international NGOs.

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

    Knowledge:

  • Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet or other WFP software packages.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.

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

  • Go to: National Programme Policy Officer
  • Step 1: Create/update and submit 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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Media Monitoring Officer Job in Mogadishu, Somalia

    Farsight Africa Group

    Post Title: Media Monitoring Officer

    Type of Appointment: Contract

    Duration: 1 Year (with possibility of extension)

    Duty Station: Mogadishu (Somalia) MIA

    Job purpose: He/she responsible will be responsible for implementing all media mapping and monitoring and ensure that the outputs of those activities are delivered and rendered useful to the other organizational functions.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Map the Somali and international media and information landscape in detail – its information flows, coverage, content, media ownership and staffing
  • Update regularly the Somali Media Mapping site to provide AMISOM/UNSOM with the most complete and up-to date map of the Somali media landscape.
  • Liaise closely with the Diaspora and Regional Outreach Officer as well as with other media monitoring officers.
  • Prepare and distribute twice-daily media monitoring report which will highlight coverage responsive to agreed keywords in print, radio and TV sources and shared with AMISOM/UNSOM.
  • Prepare and distribute a daily situation report will highlight coverage in print and broadcast media as well as any notable findings, the reports will be circulated to all Heads of Departments.
  • Prepare and distribute a weekly in-depth analysis will cover broadcast, print and social media by airtime, tonality, source, positioning and the message summary and shared with all Heads of Departments.
  • Prepare and distribute a monthly analytical report on the quantity, quality, footprint and value of media coverage on current strategic communication campaigns and shared with all Heads of Departments.
  • Map the information ecology and media landscape of Somalia, track public opinion, attitudes, trends, narratives and media coverage to inform the development of the communication strategy and the implementation plan.
  • Review regularly and add to the distribution list for these reports to ensure the widest possible range of individuals and institutions benefits from the resource.
  • Ensure all reports and summaries will be made available as an electronic service to subscribers and via AMISOM’s media monitoring website www.somaliamediamonitoring.org.
  • Monitor the news output of all major TV stations in Somalia, radio stations in Mogadishu and two in each selected sector.
  • Generate summary reports on coverage, with a focus on developments of relevance to the core narrative and campaign objectives.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Postgraduate qualification in journalism/media studies/international relations or any related field.
  • Degree in Media Studies/Journalism/International Relations or other related field.

    Experience

    He/she should demonstrate working experience in working with media and ability to multi-task concurrent assignments as follows:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a media environment
  • Experience of analysis and report writing
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, to deliver reports and documents; candidates familiar with Somali language will have an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools Reporting: He/she will report directly to the Deputy Head of Media Monitoring and Research.

    Location and Duration

    The indicative start date is September 2015. The contract is expected to run for a period of year with possible extension based on satisfactory performance. The contract will have an initial three-month probationary period.

    The duty station will be at the MIA compound in Mogadishu, Somalia.

    How to Apply

    Send in your resume, accompanied with a cover letter, academic and professional qualifications’ in PDF format with the subject “Media Monitoring Officer” to jobs@farsightafrica.com on or before the 5th August 2015 by 1700 hours EAT.


    Deputy Head of Media Monitoring & Research Job in Mogadishu, Somalia

    Farsight Africa Group

    Post Title: Deputy Head of Media Monitoring & Research

    Type of Appointment: Contract

    Duration: 1 Year (with possibility of extension)

    Duty Station: Mogadishu (Somalia) MIA

    Job purpose: He/she responsible will be responsible for overall leadership of the media monitoring team.

    Implementing media mapping and monitoring and ensure that the outputs of those activities are delivered and rendered useful to the other organizational functions.

    Additionally, the individual will work with the research department to ensure the attainment of AMISOM’s goals and objectives.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and leadership to the media monitoring team.
  • Overseeing daily media monitoring and weekly media analysis, tracking local, regional and international media coverage and comment
  • Ensure all reports and summaries will be made available as an electronic service to subscribers and via AMISOM’s media monitoring website www.somaliamediamonitoring.org.
  • Monitor the news output of all major International TV, radio stations print and social media sites.
  • Update regularly the International Media Mapping site to provide AMISOM/UNSOM with the most complete and up-to date map of the international media landscape.
  • Work closely with the Diaspora International Engagement Officer Review regularly and add to the distribution list for these reports to ensure the widest possible range of individuals and institutions benefits from the resource.
  • Prepare and distribute twice-daily media monitoring report which will highlight coverage responsive to agreed keywords in print, radio and TV sources and shared with AMISOM/UNSOM.
  • Prepare and distribute a weekly in-depth analysis will cover broadcast, print and social media by airtime, tonality, source, positioning and the message summary and shared with all Heads of Departments.
  • Prepare and distribute a monthly analytical report on the quantity, quality, footprint and value of media coverage on current strategic communication campaigns and shared with all Heads of Departments.
  • Map the international information ecology and media landscape, track public opinion, attitudes, trends, narratives and media coverage to inform the development of the communication strategy and the implementation plan.
  • Generate summary reports on coverage, with a focus on developments of relevance to the core narrative and campaign objectives.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Postgraduate qualification in journalism/media studies/international relations or any related field.
  • Degree in Media Studies/Journalism/International Relations or other related field.

    Experience

    He/she should demonstrate working experience in working with media and ability to multi-task concurrent assignments as follows:

  • At least 7 years’ experience working in a media environment
  • Experience of project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, to deliver reports and documents; candidates familiar with Somali language will have an added advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools

    Reporting: He/she will report to the Head of Media Monitoring and Research.

    Location and Duration

    The indicative start date is September 2015.

    The contract is expected to run for a period of year with possible extension based on satisfactory performance.

    The contract will have an initial three-month probationary period.

    The duty station will be at the MIA compound in Mogadishu, Somalia.

    How to Apply

    Send in your resume, accompanied with a cover letter, academic and professional qualifications’ in PDF format with the subject “Deputy, Head of Media Monitoring and Research” to jobs@farsightafrica.com on or before the 5th August 2015 by 1700 hours EAT.


    MSI Photographer (Kenya Support Project) Job Vacancy

    Photographer, Kenya Support Project (KSP), Kenya

    Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world.

    In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited.

    Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with our sister offices in the UK and Australia.

    We operate in some of the most challenging and political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq.

    MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption.

    For more information on MSI, please visit our website at MSI

    Project Summary: Public education within Kenya and in the U.S. is a critical objective of USAID/Kenya’s Program Office.

    Therefore, the Mission will rely on MSI’s support for two years to obtain qualitative and anecdotal evidence on the effects of projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries for use in print and electronic materials.

    For this purpose, MSI, in close coordination with USAID, shall be responsible for producing communications products and publications focused on USAID’s strategy.

    Please note: Only candidate based in Kenya are eligible for this position.

    Position Summary: A Photographer is needed to cover various events for USAID/Kenya. The expected duration of the assignment is 12 days

    Responsibilities:

  • Cover and photograph USAID events as specified by client.
  • Submit materials to MSI in readable/usable format.

    Qualifications:

  • Experience covering events for national and international organizations/other clients preferred.
  • Experience throughout the various regions of Kenya.
  • Ability to travel if required, to the Red Zone (expenses covered by Kenya Support Program).
  • Candidates must supply their own equipment (cameras, editing software, etc).

    Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Closing Date:28th August 2015

    No phone calls, please.

    MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


    Nine One One Group IT Assistant Job in Kenya

    Nine One One Group is a leading integrated security solutions provider with a presence in all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region.

    Through its flagship company CAR TRACK, the Group is a regional market leader in stolen vehicle recovery solutions, Fleet management and other asset tracking solutions

    We seek to recruit an IT Assistant to support our ICT functions.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Assistant Technical Services Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Install and perform minor repairs to information systems to ensure optimum functionality
  • Maintain records of daily data problems, remedial action taken and installation activities for feedback to customers.
  • Trouble shoot hardware and software issues
  • Equipment and system maintenance
  • Maintain the IT helpdesk
  • Confer with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications.
  • Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service.
  • Answer users' inquiries regarding computer software and hardware operation to resolve problems.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance for all office equipments

    Requirements:

  • Diploma / Degree in IT.
  • Two years working experience in IT hardware and Software networking.
  • Ability to trouble shoot hardware / software issues

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and CV addressed to the Human Resource Department to reach us on or before Wednesday, 5th August 2015 by email to:hr@911group.co.ke


    IRC Jobs in Kenya

    1. Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

    Sector: Emergency Preparedness & Response

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

    Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC is supporting people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities.

    At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    The IRCs EPRU

    The IRCs Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) leads or oversees IRCs global emergency preparedness and response activities.

    The mission of the EPRU is to help meet the immediate survival needs and reduce suffering in conflict or disaster affected populations during the acute phase of an emergency.

    The EPRU also works in protracted emergencies, where the risk to life may be reduced but the population is still subjected to rights abuses and a lack of basic services.

    The EPRU is also charged with enhancing the IRCs global and country level emergency preparedness capacity.

    We do this by supporting the development and training of IRC Country Emergency Teams, assisting in the development of emergency focused partnerships with local civil society organizations, supporting the IRC country teams in emergency preparedness planning, maintaining regional and global capacity to rapidly identify and deploy qualified emergency response personnel and supporting country-level contingency planning.

    The IRC’s Horn, East Africa, Yemen and Zimbabwe (HEAZ) Region

    The IRC has been working in the Horn and East Africa region since 1981, when it first launched an emergency response to help tens of thousands of people affected by the civil war in Sudan.

    From that time, the IRC has expanded significantly to respond to the region’s numerous and protracted humanitarian emergencies and conflicts.

    IRC teams are currently on the ground in ten countries in the region: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

    Scope of Work

    The Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (REPC) will lead the EPRU’s work within the HEAZ region of enhancing the organization’s preparedness to respond to emergencies on country level.

    S/he will support IRC country teams in the HEAZ region to respond better to small and medium sized crises through the development and training of Country Emergency Teams (CET).

    S/he will also support the development of partnerships for emergencies with national Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the countries of the Region.

    The REPC has a key role in the planning and delivery of capacity and competency development activities for IRC CET staff and staff of CSO partner organizations that will also promote common approaches and standards across emergency responses.

    And finally s/he will supporting the process of increasing IRC country program emergency readiness through the development and regular updating of country emergency preparedness plans.

    The REPC will be situated in the HEAZ regional team, and collaborate closely with the IRC’s EPRU and HEAZ Country Teams as well as other IRC departments, including Human Resources and Technical and Operations Units and will work closely with the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (HQ based) and other REPCs in other regions to assure a highly integrated work.

    Responsibilities

    Emergency Preparedness Planning on Country Level

    Support and facilitate the Emergency Preparedness Planning process of IRC country teams in high-risk countries in the Region, managing the draft finalization, feedback, approval and recurring review processes of the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) as well as follow-up on progress of the country team against the emergence preparedness action points identified in the EPP.

    Support and facilitate the process to jointly assess the IRC country team’s and their CSO partner’s readiness to respond to emergencies and to develop and implement joint preparedness and response plans.

    Manage the development of a regional emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the EPPs from within the region and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring countries and supporting the development and maintenance of a regional emergency-risk monitoring and preparedness tool.

    Capacity Building of Staff on Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Advise and support IRC country teams in the process and procedure to identify and select appropriate and motivated staff for the CET.

    Support the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency needs of CET staff and assist in the corresponding development of capacity and competency building tools and training resources necessary for setting up effective and efficient emergency response teams

    Manage the delivery of emergency response competency and capacity building training to CET staff within their Region and assist IRC country teams in the development of efficient and effective CETs.

    Provide input to the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of further development and improvement of capacity and competency development tools and resources.

    In collaboration with the country teams within the Region and the EPRU Deployment Coordinator, assist in the selection of staff e.g. from the CETs to the Internal Emergency Roster (IER) and manage the further preparation, training and development of these staff for international emergency response deployment.

    Partnership Development

    The IRC’s new strategy places emphasis on the establishing and development of partnerships with CSOs. In this, the IRC will clearly move away from primarily sub-contracting out elements of program implementation to a partnership model that centers on actually investing in CSO partners to help them strengthen their own emergency response capacities.

    The REPC will be instrumental in building relationships around shared objectives and vision - rather than only focusing on project and partners’ performance.

    Support the IRC country teams in the process of evaluating and selecting potential CSO partners in high risk countries and support the establishing, developing and maintaining of these partnerships with a particular focus on partnering / collaboration in emergencies.

    When needed, provide coordination and co-operation support to country teams and CSO partners during an emergency response.

    Provide input to the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of emergency response training tools and resources and manage the delivery of such trainings to IRC partner organizations in collaboration with the country team.

    In collaboration with the IRC country teams and Partnership Unit, support established CSO partners with on-going, tailored, targeted support to help ensure effective application of emergency response skills.

    Manage and support the process in the Region to establish, develop and maintain partnerships in high-risk countries where the IRC has no presence.

    Requirements

  • Prior hands-on field experience and proven track record in:

    1. Humanitarian staff competency and capacity development

    2. Emergency preparedness planning and programs

    3. Establishing and developing partnerships with local civil society organizations based on shared objectives and visions and through investing into CSO partners’ capacity strengthening

    4. rganizing and facilitating training / capacity building workshops.

  • University degree in human resources, international development or related field, Masters degree preferred, equivalent work experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years overseas experience, preferably in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings.
  • Proven abilities in developing and implementing new structures and processes including building support and consensus across departments and delivering on timelines
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (English) , bilingual (French or Arabic) advantageous
  • Previous experience in international humanitarian aid or development required
  • Able and willing to undertake significant travel within the Region to potentially insecure environments.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Emergency Preparedness & Response

    2. Business Development Officer

    Sector: Business Development

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Background: The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in conflict and post-conflict settings.

    In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors.

    This work is led by the IRC’s Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with regional and country management structures, the IRC’s Technical Units and a range of specialists based in the USA and Europe.

    Specifically, the BDU assists with proposal development, partnership and donor negotiation.

    The unit works closely with other departments to develop learning and management tools that will further the agency’s strategic goals.

    Scope of Work: The Business Development Officer-Africa (BDO-Africa) will work closely with BDU staff and IRC’s Regional Units in Africa to plan, manage and/or coordinate the organization’s response to funding opportunities issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank.

    Working closely with IRC country teams in Africa, particularly in the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit, the incumbent leads and supports proposal development efforts in the region, as well as in other IRC country programs as opportunities arise and circumstances permit.

    The incumbent also contributes to efforts to cultivate and develop new funding relationships for IRC with regional donors. This position requires international travel for periods of up to six weeks, with such travel amounting to approximately 40% of the time.

    Based in IRC’s office in Nairobi, the BDO-Africa will report to the Senior Business Development Officer (Senior BDO) and collaborate closely with IRC’s Horn and East Africa Region (with the Regional Director as his/her primary contact in Nairobi).

    Close collaboration with country program staff in the Horn and East Africa Region as well as other International Programs and Finance staff will be critical to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as proposal team leader and/or lead writer for select proposals, as determined by the Senior BDO in coordination with the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit;
  • Support select IRC country programs to develop, write and submit competitive proposals;
  • Identify and secure sectoral and functional expertise required to pursue specific funding opportunities;
  • Ensure proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and IRC requirements;
  • Promote consistent adherence to quality new business and proposal development practices;
  • Oversee proposal development production schedules against established deadlines and benchmarks;
  • Work with select country programs to undertake donor mapping, cultivations and representation activities; With the Horn and East Africa Regional Director, meet and establish relationships with Nairobi-based and regional donors;
  • Under direction of the Senior BDO, initiate and maintain up-to-date business development plans with country programs;
  • Coordinate with IRC Finance staff to support proposal budgets;
  • Facilitate best and final offer negotiations, including negotiation of terms and conditions of awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets and budget narratives;
  • Develop capability statements and other standardized templates to facilitate proposal development processes and enhance competitiveness of submissions;
  • Work with BDU to identify proposal development capacity needs and provide training, coaching and technical assistance that responds to identified needs;
  • Work with the BDU’s Program Manager to maintain relevant proposal development information;
  • Participate in special projects, as needed;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in international development, political science, or other related field. Advanced degree a plus;
  • Minimum five years’ progressive experience in drafting winning proposals for USG and other public donors;
  • Demonstrated writing skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues as team leader or team member;
  • Previous work experience in U.S. Government grants administration and proven knowledge of U.S. Government regulations regarding grants and contracts;
  • Experience and knowledge of Africa strongly welcomed;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;
  • French language skills a plus;
  • Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time;
  • Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software;
  • Desire to learn about IRC, its programs and its staff.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Business Development Officer

    3. Registered Nurse

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: To provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Nursing Officer in Charge and will carry out the following duties:

    Programming

  • The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Escort patients to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.

    Reporting and communication

  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.

    Operations

  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Key Result Areas

  • Organization of nursing care services within the allocated ward/unit.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least Two years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures
  • Team player

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

    Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Registered Nurse

    4. Clinical Services Manager

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: The clinical services program manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the clinical services program in Kakuma refugee camp.

    Working under the guidance and supervision of the health team leader, the clinical services manager is responsible for the services offered in the curative sector in Kakuma refugee camp.

    He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of health performance indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards in the Camp.

    Key Responsibilities

    Programming

  • Identify health program opportunities by assisting health staff to carry out assessments; draft health sector proposals and budgets
  • Formulate clinical services program goals, objectives and intervention strategies, in collaboration with the health team leader
  • Develop an annual clinical services program work plan
  • Provide overall coordination of all the departments under clinical services program i.e. pharmacy, laboratory, clinics, hospital e.t.c.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to the health program facilities and ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives
  • Provide overall support to the program’s facilities, ensuring appropriate availability of supplies and personnel
  • Ensure chronic clinics within the facilities function appropriately
  • Coordinate consultancy visits for the clinical services program to the camp
  • Conduct assessments of status of health sector in target areas and verify reports of infectious and epidemic diseases
  • Coordinate referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines
  • Coordinate all maternal audit meetings and prepare the resultant report

    Human resource

  • Monitoring and supervising both national and refugee staff to ensure work is performed efficiently
  • Prepare/ oversee call lists and coverage plans for staff in the clinical services program as appropriate
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Oversee continuous training programs for the health staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of medical staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
  • Determine personnel needs for field level activities and in consultation with the health team leader identify positions to be filled
  • Participate in recruitment of health staff as appropriate
  • Orientate new field staff members on personnel health and safety issues unique to the area
  • Ensure all new clinical services program staff undergo sufficient orientation on the program
  • In coordination with the health team leader and project coordinator validate staff who require medical evacuation
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of health staff to the health team leader and project coordinator
  • Provide direct supervision to the hospital matron, the laboratory in charge, pharmacist and medical officers.
  • Foster integration of the clinical services program with other health sector programs within IRC Kakuma.

    Supply chain

  • Supervise the monitoring of stock levels and expiration dates for clinical services supplies and ensure appropriate stocks of essential supplies are maintained
  • Monitor utilization of IRC issued clinical services supplies; monitor and track IRC clinical services sector assets
  • Review of all clinical services purchase requisitions

    Monitoring and reporting

  • Monitor health indicator trends and ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Keep the health team leader informed of all developments through regular reports
  • Attend all health coordination meetings and management meetings in the field.
  • Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.

    Finance and grant management

  • Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget
  • Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings, with records of updated expenditure records and spending plans
  • Ensure adherence to the clinical services budget by reviewing expenditure
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence

    Other

  • Perform any other duty as directed by the supervisor

    Key Result Areas

  • Maintenance of health indicators within required standards (UNHCR/SPHERE/WHO)
  • Availability of supplies for the clinical services program at all health facilities
  • Appropriate staff coverage for the clinical services program
  • Timely reporting of all notifiable diseases seen within the health facilities
  • Efficient budget tracking and management for the clinical services program

    Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Medicine and surgery from a recognized institution
  • A Masters in public health is an added advantage
  • Registered with The Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners board
  • Proficiency in Ms Excel and Ms Word is a must

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience in tropical medicine or public health in developing countries
  • Experience in health program design and management
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • A mature person of high professional integrity, able to work under stress
  • Knowledge of international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO and UNHCR.

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

    Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Clinical Services Manager

    5. Registered Nurse - Locum

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Temporary

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: To provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Nursing Officer in Charge and will carry out the following duties:

    Programming

  • The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Escort patients to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.

    Reporting and communication

  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.

    Operations

  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Key Result Areas

  • Organization of nursing care services within the allocated ward/unit.

    Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures

  • Team player

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

    Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Registered Nurse-Locum

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Closing Date: 10th August 2015

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


    Adeso Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Marsabit, Kenya

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    Reporting to: Senior Project Officer / Principal Investigator

    Working with: Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers, M&E Director REGAL-IR

    Program / Duty Station: Mobile Non-Formal Education Project / Marsabit, Kenya

    Employment status / Duration: Full time /11 Months

    Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

    At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

    Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

    We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Position Summary: This position is part of the Mobile Non-Formal Education (MNFE) Project, which seeks to enhance access to education for nomadic children aged 13-18 years in Marsabit County who are not currently enrolled in any formal schooling.

    The position purpose includes:

    1. Development, management and implementation of project M&E plan;

    2. Collection and analysis of monitoring data;

    3. Documentation and dissemination of project information.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all M&E activities in the MNFE project area.
  • Develop a detailed M&E plan for the MNFE project.
  • Develop standard templates and guidelines for data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop appropriate instruments and tools for assessing education parameters and qualitative indicators.
  • Support the Project Assistant and Community Mobilizers to gather and collate monitoring data and to report on findings from field monitoring activities.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis and contribute monitoring information to project monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Ensure the gathering and use of appropriate qualitative data, e.g. case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments.
  • Take responsibility for the logistics and content of semi-annual stakeholder meetings.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices with the REGAL-IR project and the Nairobi Program Team.
  • Support the Senior Project Officer with the development of work plans.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Essential

  • University degree in social sciences/other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of data collection, analysis and report writing (preferably within an NGO setting).
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and statistical packages (e.g. SPSS).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas.

    Desirable

  • Previous work experience in Marsabit County/Northern Kenya.
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages spoken in Marsabit County.
  • Experience working on education projects and/or with pastoralist communities.
  • Donor reporting.

    Application Process

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

    If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 7th August 2015.

    Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following:

    An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.


    UNDP Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    1. Senior Programme Officer - Support to the Peace Building and Conflict Management Directorate, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

    Background: The UNDP Kenya and the Government of Kenya are implementing a four-year Programme title, “Deepening Foundations for Peacebuilding and Community Security in Kenya, 2014-2018”.

    The Programme is currently in its second year of implementation.

    It aims at aims at developing institutional capacities for policy formulation and implementation; deepening structures for peacebuilding, cohesion and community security; and reducing community security threats as well as improving response to conflicts, risks and disasters; and as well mainstreaming peacebuilding, reconciliation and community security in national and county development agendas.

    This Programme is expected to effectively deliver results for the UNDP’s Country Programme Document (CPD- 2014-2017) and UN development assistance through the outcomes envisaged in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF- 2014 to 2018).

    The programme will be implemented by the Peacebuilding and Conflict Management Directorate, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government as the lead implementing partner with a number of stakeholders from other government agencies, independent commissions, civil society organizations and other non-state actors as collaborating partners.

    Objective: A Senior Programme Officer to support the directorate in implementation of the Programme building on the work done in the first year in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plan (AWP) for July 2015-June 2016.

    2. Senior Programme Officer - Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and Learning - Support to the Peace Building and Conflict Management Directorate, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

    Background: The UNDP Kenya and the Government of Kenya are implementing a new four-year peace building and community security programme (Deepening Foundations for Peace-building and Community Security in Kenya 2014 – 2018) that aims at developing institutional capacities for policy formulation and implementation; deepening structures for peace building, cohesion and community security; and reducing community security threats as well as improving response to conflicts, risks and disasters; and as well mainstreaming peace building, reconciliation and community security in national and county development agendas.

    This programme is expected to effectively deliver results for the UNDP’s Country Programme Document (CPD- 2014-2017) and UN development assistance through the outcomes envisaged in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF- 2014 to 2018).

    Objective: A Senior Programme Officer to facilitate strengthening of the peacebuilding and community security programme (PBCS), to manage for results through capacity building, development of M&E tools and development of data management systems.

    Application Process

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Proposal for implementing the assignment

    Please quote “Senior Programme Officer – PBCM Directorate” on the subject line.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at 2.00 P.M Kenya Time.

    This position is open to Kenyan nationals only

    Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - United Nations Development Programme UNDP

    UNDP Kenya reserved the right to accept or reject any application


    ACWICT Jobs in Kenya

    The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) is a Kenya-based ICT for Development organization whose mission is to promote women’s access to and knowledge of ICTs as tools for sustainable development.

    ACWICT is looking for suitable candidates to fill positions in its ‘Vusha’ Youth Employability Program.

    The goal of the program is to improve employability prospects and income generating capacities of 4,500 high potential but disadvantaged young people from Kiambu, Machakos, Mombasa and Kisumu counties.

    The ‘Vusha’ Program is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation & Microsoft Corporation.

    1. Job Placements Officer

    (2 Positions)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct rapid labor market assessments and job searches to identify job and internship opportunities for placement of participants graduating from the program;
  • Negotiate with employer partners, secure and place program participants in internships and job opportunities;
  • Make monthly follow-up visits, calls to employer partners and program participants placed in jobs/internships to establish progress and areas of support;
  • Provide mentorship and technical support to youth participants engaging online work ;
  • Work with the database management team to maintain up-to date databases of employers and participants placements details;
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for review by the program management team.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor

    2. Program Trainers

    (3 Positions)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing the learning environment and resources, including routine maintenance and setting up IT equipment where appropriate;
  • Carrying out training needs analyses and develop interventions/curriculum aimed at addressing skills gaps identified;
  • Reviewing course materials, handouts, manuals and exercises to ensure appropriateness prior to and during training sessions;
  • Delivering training programs in Computer Fundamentals, ITE, CCNA, Life skills and Online work in both a formal (e.g. a classroom) or informal (e.g. workshops);
  • Initiate and manage students evaluation/assessment including tests/exams during and at the end of every training cycle and ensuring students receive certificates as necessary;
  • Maintaining appropriate records of learner development and certification databases and ensuring that they are centrally located and available on request;
  • Participate in recruitment, selection and orientation of new program beneficiaries across the country and collection of exit data;
  • Participation in induction and training of technical/ICT staff joining the organization;
  • Provide technical support/ computer maintenance activities to the ACWICT secretariat and training venues/centers including those established in partnership with county governments and NGO partners across the country
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your line manager/management.

    3. Program Interns

    (10 Positions)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with programme and IT trainers to review couse materials, deliver training in Digital literacy, MOS courses, IT Essentials, Life Skills and entrepreneurship skills to the youth cohorts participating in the “Vusha Youth Empowerment” project;
  • Participate in the preparation, management and monitoring of participants evaluation/assessment including tests/exams during and at the end of every training cycle and ensuring students receive certificates as necessary;
  • Participate in recruitment, selection and orientation of new program beneficiaries across the country and collection of baseline data;
  • Participate in program outreach activities/events among as will be coordinated by the program and/or training managers;
  • Provide technical support/ computer maintenance activities to county based training venues/centers.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by the program and/or training manager.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education / Professional Qualifications

  • Relevant Degree/Diploma in (IT and/or BBIT)
  • CISCO ITE instructor certification; and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an added advantage
  • For Job placements officers positions, human resource certification will be an added advantage

    Experience

  • 2 years of relevant work experience in an IT / civil society/development sector and business development – related industry.

    4. County Program Officer

    2 Positions (Busia County - 1; Trans Nzoia County – 1)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day project management in the county of operation including developing project implementation plans and ensuring efficiency in recruitment, training and placement of young people; and oversee the training activities across the county;
  • Support the Program Manager in securing job and internship opportunities and job placement opportunities in respective county.
  • Support in recruitment, selection and placement of young people and identification of employers and enterprises within the county ;
  • Provide training support to lead trainers the monitoring evaluation component of the project and visit interns in their workplace;
  • Maintain regular communication with and evaluate project progress in each vocational training center
  • Prepare weekly/monthly and quarterly project reports activities in the County ;
  • Provide support to youth leaders in community outreach activities and assist master trainers in advocacy work
  • Work closely with monitoring and evaluation teams to plan and facilitate effective M&E activities.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.

    5. Master Trainers

    2 Positions (Life Skills – 1: Vocational Trainer -1)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of training and inductions of lead trainers
  • Provide follow up support to lead trainers in life skills and vocational skills
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation aspects of training support of the project
  • Assist in developing training plans and preparation of training budgets Facilitates in-service training for instructors / trainers teaching specific vocational courses targeted by the project.
  • Conduct needs assessments to develop training priorities and conduct evaluation during the training cycle/ duration.
  • Support lead trainers in coordinating and ensure reports and feedback from TVET institutions and instructors/ trainers regarding all aspects of the training component of the project
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.

    6. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    1 Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with project team in development and implementation of all M&E systems and processes for the entire project
  • Ensure a baseline is conducted at the start of the programme and that data is collected regularly against set indicators
  • Work with project team to implement set project monitoring and learning systems
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation reports for the entrepreneurship aspect of the project
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation visits of the entrepreneurship aspect of the project
  • Assist in developing project monitoring and evaluation strategy so lessons learned are incorporated into entrepreneurship activities to achieve greater impact
  • Assist in compiling lessons learned from entrepreneurship aspect of the project Program Interns

    7. ICT Officer

    1 Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical IT support and assistance e.g. updating project activities on ACWICT, website; updating project calendar of events online
  • Providing IT technical support during training workshops and to ICT Instructors in TVET institutions targeted by the project.
  • Assessing the adequacy of the ICT equipment in the institutions.
  • Needs assessment on the type and capabilities of the mobile phones the youth currently use.
  • Curriculum development for Basic ICT training including benefits of ICT, Net Ethics & Social Media
  • Providing training ICT skills during ToT sessions and preparation of participant certificates.
  • Exploration of online work/ seed funding opportunities.
  • Support website maintenance and creation

    8. Communications Officer

    1 Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Communication plan for the project to accomplish goals within scheduled tasks deadlines and milestones.
  • Design, develop and implement project activity and event messages
  • Develop and implement communication strategies to build sustainability and high impact for the project
  • Develop communication material for the project update and progress reports, brochures, success stories from the from the field and media relations
  • Review and develop the content for the program website.
  • Capture and document project milestones, events and activities.
  • Preparing and sharing project reports as per stakeholder /donor requirements

    Qualifications / Required Skills:

  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (i.e Project Management; Community Development; Information Technology; Communication).
  • Previous experience in implementing working with youth employability projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, presentation and independent workload management skills
  • Quick learner and problem solver; team player; knowledge of youth employment/societal issues strongly preferred;
  • Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail;
  • A proven record of strategic thinking, high energy, ability to motivate others and a passion for communicating the benefits of the projects to partners (including employer partners);
  • Possess leadership skills with demonstrated abilities in training, sales, negotiations and partner relationships managements

    If you are interested in any of the positions above, Please submit your application to admin@acwict.org Re: Vusha Project “Job Title” on/or before Friday 7th August 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Translator / Editor for Gikuyu Study Bible Job in Kenya

    Our client is looking for mature, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the position of: Translator / Editor for Gikuyu Study Bible

    Reporting to the Publishing and Translation Manager.

    Nature of Job: Part time

    The successful candidates will be responsible for translating study notes from a model text to the receptor/target language – Gikuyu by ensuring accuracy, naturalness and clarity.

    The principal duties of the position include and will be:

  • Translating and adapting the notes of the model text into Gikuyu mother tongue, accurately and in a clear and intelligible language accessible to the target audience.
  • Use of translation software (paratext) for all translation work.
  • Ensure all comments made by the Translation Consultant/editorial team and reviewers are incorporated into the translated/adapted notes.
  • Use specialist Bible dictionaries, commentaries, Translators handbooks and other relevant references to find adequate help in preparing high quality notes.
  • Proof-reading and editing final translated/adapted texts and submitting the same for typesetting.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, Theology, Translation Studies or Linguistics
  • A master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Experience as a translator is an added advantage.
  • Competence and mastery of mother tongue/receptor language as well as good knowledge in writing and editing the receptors’ language using official orthography
  • Good knowledge of Gikuyu customs, culture and way-of-life
  • Committed Christian in good standing with their Church

    Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel will be required.
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to network and build and maintain strong relationships
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills
  • Innovation, initiative and creativity
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Attention to detail

    Ability to work independently, long hours, under pressure and meet deadlines Please note that this is not a full-time job but work will be paid as per agreed targets.

    If your background, experience, competence match the qualifications, please send your application, a detailed C.V, testimonials, and give full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: realjobskenya@gmail.com

    Closing Date: 10th August 2015


    Greensteds International School Jobs in Nakuru, Kenya

    Greensteds International School, Nakuru

    Co-educational . Society of Heads . CIS . IAPS

    Greensteds International is a co-educational day and boarding school, providing a first class British Curriculum education for students from Reception to A-Level.

    The school has a culture of academic, creative and sporting excellence and promotes “Passion and Pride” in all aspects of school life.

    Traditional values such as integrity, tolerance, and mutual respect are the norm at Greensteds and are reinforced within the friendly international community that has been so effectively established here.

    We welcome applicants for the following positions

  • Early Years Teacher for September, 2015
  • Headteacher of Early Years for January, 2016 who can demonstrate the commitment and experience to drive forward the growth and success of the section.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should e-mail a CV and covering letter addressed to the Headmaster Mr. Toby Spence recruitment@greenstedsschool.com

    The letter of application should contain the names, addresses, email address and telephone numbers of three referees.

    Short listed candidates will be required to bring original documentation, proof of identity and certificates with them to interview.

    Applications will be acknowledged and then evaluated against the selection criteria.

    Closing date – 10th August, 2015.

    Interviews will be held thereafter at Greensteds International School.

    Successful candidates will be required to supply a current Certificate of Good Conduct.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


    ActionAid International Team Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    ActionAid International

    Directorate: Campaigns and Policy

    Position: Team Administrator

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract Type: Open ended

    Grade and Salary: AAI Grade B, KES 202,262

    Are you experienced in providing senior executive support, including diary and travel management and management of correspondence?

    Do you have good organisational support and outstanding attention to detail?

    Are you experienced in supporting teams, project assistance, oversight of finances and people?

    Your role will entail providing executive support, team support and project management, track the Directorate’s expenditure against budget, including where necessary, coordinating inputs from relevant staff to establish expenditure history to guide future budgeting, internal and external communications, support the Director and Directorate Management Team in processes of annual planning and budgeting, regular monitoring, production of periodic reports, ensuring good internal and external communications among others.

    Are you now looking for a new challenge where your work will make a positive difference?

    This Team Administrator position with ActionAid International is just the position you are looking for.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Relevant degree, would be advantageous or Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL)
  • At least 4 years proven executive support experience where initiative, problem-solving, liaison and diplomacy are required
  • Experience of managing diary, travel and correspondence for a senior leader
  • Experience of financial administration, including budget monitoring within an international agency
  • Good experience of undertaking research, fact-checks, and writing for an external audience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication and in accessible language
  • Adept at technology, familiar with standard Microsoft platforms and with social media and internet-based work-sharing and virtual seminar platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build good working relationships with multi-cultural teams spanning multiple geographies
  • Interest in campaigning, preferably with previous involvement in campaigning
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

    If you have the experience to take a lead in ensuring we deliver positive change please visit our website for further information Team Administrator .

    Are you the right person for the job?

    Please read this carefully before you apply

    ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

    In order to be considered for this position, you will need to have eligibility to work in Kenya and you will need to provide proof of your eligibility to work in these locations.

    Your application will not be considered if you do not have the eligibility to work in these locations.

    Application Procedures

    Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than 10th August, 2015.

    You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

    Please indicate on the subject Line TEAM ADMINISTRATOR – REF 02/TA/C&P/2015

    Internal Applications send to: applications.jhb@actionaid.org

    External Applications send to: programmes.jhb@actionaid.org

    Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.


    IOM Guest House Accommodation Assistant Job in Dadaab, Kenya

    International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/SVN/033/2015

    Position title: Guest House Accommodation Assistant

    Position grade: G4

    Duty station: Dadaab, Kenya

    Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

    Seniority band: Band IV

    Job family: Operations

    Organizational unit: Operations

    Position number: N/A

    Subject to rotation: No

    Reporting directly to: Head of IOM Sub-Office, Dadaab

    Managerial responsibility: Manage the guest house and restaurant

    Directly reporting: staff Cook, waiters, cleaners

    Organizational Context and Scope: Under the supervision and the direction of the Head of IOM Sub Office Dadaab, incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the administration and operations of accommodation facilities in Dadaab comprising of forty rooms, and a sixty seating capacity restaurant.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Assist in the implementation of plans, budget, costing, acquisition/purchase of materials, promotional campaign, brochures.
  • Provide inputs for drafting of administrative guidelines on guest and restaurant operations.
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of Guest Services staff.
  • Provide support with the assessment of Guest Services staff to identify and address gaps in quality of services.
  • Organize that IOM Guest House Services are in line with and exceed the standards of other agencies (accommodation/ food and beverage).
  • Process invoices for agencies and individuals using IOM guest house and offices on monthly basis.
  • Process bookings for IOM staff and visitors using guest house and offices.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

    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

    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

  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

    Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Presents goals as shared interests

    Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures

    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

    Professionalism

  • 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
  • Proactively 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

  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners

    Education and Experience

  • A completed Secondary Diploma from an accredited educational institution. A minimum of 4 years professional work experience as a senior staff in hospitality industry (Operations Supervision) with strands in kitchen management, room and accommodation management, banquet and food service management.
  • At least 4 year working experience in purchasing and stores management; design of a commercial kitchen; development of maintenance schedule; planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a menu.
  • Demonstrated skills in commercial accommodation management, and hospitality facility utilization and managing a food and beverage operations.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies.
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs.
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities.

    Languages

    Required

  • Excellent command of spoken and written
  • English and Kiswahili

    Advantageous

  • Somali

    Mode of Application:

    Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-

    International Organization for Migration (IOM),
    Human Resources Department,
    P.O.Box 55040 – 00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    or send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

    Closing Date: 4th August 2015

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


    East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Leather Expert Consultancy in Kenya

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub)

    Call for Applications for Individual Consultants (IC)

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa.

    The Hub’s strategy is geared towards attracting and facilitating new investments and technology to promote trade within the East African Countries and other global markets especially the U.S under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

    This will lead to the creation of new jobs and increase the region’s competitiveness.

    The Hub invites qualified consultants (individuals) with global expertise and a proven record on leather sector revitalization (in East Africa region and beyond) to provide 12 months technical support to the Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization & Enterprise Development through, Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC).

    The role of the leather expert will be to:

    1. Review and analyze the key factors affecting the Kenyan Leather sector value chain

    2. Based on the assessment above, review the Ministry’s strategic plan and suggest improvements.

    3. Support KLDC and the Ministry by providing input and oversight into the planning and development of the proposed Leather City investment zone.

    4. Work with the Textile expert at the Ministry to increase the attractiveness of the industry to local, regional and international investors.

    Work with the existing regional leather association i.e. Eastern and Southern Africa Leather Industries Association (ESALIA) to support the growth of the regional sector and increase the sector’s attractiveness for international and local investors.

    Eligibility:

  • A post graduate degree in economics, business or any related social science field.
  • At least 10 years in a senior management role within the private sector and or government institution and at least 8 years relevant industry experience.
  • Experience in directing, coordinating and/or providing leadership on policy issues in the Leather Sector regionally or internationally.
  • Highly networked individual in the local and international leather sector at both private sector and government level
  • Extensive and demonstrable technical & practical industrial leather processing experience e.g. value chain development, quality assurance, market development, research and development.
  • Demonstrated experience in the ability to attract investment to the leather sector internationally and in sub-saharan Africa.

    How to Apply:

    Download the detailed Scope of Work (SoW) and guidelines for applying from the Hub’s website: Call for Applications for Individual Consultants

    Interested candidates should send their applications to procurementTIH@eatradehub.org by Friday, 14th August 2015, 11.59AM East African Time.


    Roamtech Solutions Jobs in Kenya

    1. Job Title: Android Developer

    Job Description & Skills

  • Improve on outsourced code brought in-house.
  • Help maintain code quality in organization code and automatization.
  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Work to get maximum performance out of graphically intensive mobile applications.
  • Work with outside data sources and API’s.
  • Create compelling mobile device specific user interfaces and experiences.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Able to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of Google’s Android design principles and interface guidelines.
  • Be able to implement continuous integration of android code.
  • Supervise API developers, graphical UI and design team.
  • Be the lead Database design specialist for all apps.
  • Provide timesheet and bug fixing reports to departmental head for review.
  • Plan sub-team scrum meetings and lead in estimation of tasks.

    Experience

  • 2 years in similar position.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills including presentation skills.
  • Team player, self-motivated, result-oriented and highly independent.

    2. Job Title: Web Developer

    Job Description & Skills

  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle–concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support.
  • Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects.
  • Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps/web.
  • Working with the front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features.
  • Optimizing performance for the apps /web.
  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile / web technologies.
  • Have Strong OO design and programming skills in PHP.
  • Advance knowledge in MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Engage the team in constructive debates into current technological advancements in business intelligence, mobile and web development.
  • Advance in web service integration and research (SOAP, REST, JSON )
  • Develop under HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP for web and Java/jquery mobile for mobile development.
  • Experience building web and native apps.
  • Exploit your knowledge in developing using social media APIs such as Facebook and twitter.
  • Using version control (e.g. SVN)
  • Develop and extend alternative payment methods, conduct functional and application tests to foul proof critical API's and extensions that relate to monetary transactions.

    Experience

  • 2 years in similar position.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills including presentation skills.
  • Team player, self-motivated, result-oriented and highly independent

    Application Process

    Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to hr@roamtech.com before end of day 14th August 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    SHOFCO Jobs in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Position: WASH Program Officer

    Location: Kibera, Nairobi

    Reports to: Kibera Program Manager

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Job Purpose: The WASH Program Officer ensures that SHOFCO’s water, sanitation, and hygiene programs are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the expansion and day to day management of SHOFCO Water and Sanitation services within Kibera
  • Playing a lead role in the development of a Water and Sanitation plan for SHOFCO’s Mathare site
  • Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the local context
  • Monitor and supervise the WASH activities at field level in close collaboration with The Program Manager.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of action plan, review achievements, constraints, lessons learnt and provide feedback,
  • Ensure the reporting system is functional and adherence to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting timelines
  • Identifying and addressing staff capacity building opportunities
  • Ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines
  • Ensure efficient and effective, workable solutions to on the ground problems
  • Assisting in the preparation of WASH proposals
  • Preparing annual activity plans, monitoring progress against annual targets and providing monthly and quarterly reports
  • Overseeing the WASH monitoring and evaluation systems, in coordination with the M&E department
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the government, NGOs, on WASH issues at the local and district level
  • Represent SHOFCO in water coordination meetings and in liaising with other NGOs and local authority
  • Identify any apparent issues in the WASH project and report immediately, and perform other related duties as required.

    Education and Experience

    Personal Specification

  • Proven WASH project implementation and management skills
  • Experience of drafting and writing project documents or proposals,
  • Experience in developing linkages with NGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders
  • Experience of working in culturally sensitive areas thereby managing circumstances through high level of diplomacy and tact.

    Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of WASH programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
  • Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural environment in development settings and good team leadership,
  • A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.

    Qualifications

  • University degree/ Higher Diploma in Public Health
  • Not less than 2 years’ experience of implementing WASH projects.
  • Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of International and National Standards/policies governing WASH programmes

    2. Community Programs Officer

    Location: Kibera, Nairobi

    Reports to: Kibera Program Manager

    Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Job Purpose: The job holder is responsible for providing oversight and strategic leadership for community program, ensure program activities and reports are done within set timelines and according to the set standards, provide supportive leadership / mentorship to the field implementation team.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation, development, and growth of all community programs (Youth, Early Childhood Development, Adult Education, Gender Development, Community Library and Cyber Cafe).
  • Manage program development and strategic growth of all community programs to ensure all programs meet targets and goals.
  • Organize community events.
  • Manage reporting and impact measurement for all programs.
  • Recruit, manage, train, and provide support for community programs staff.
  • Oversee budget request and approval process.
  • Develop and execute a marketing plan for community programs with goal of increasing community participation.
  • Coordinate monthly review meetings for program progress
  • Work with parents and community stakeholders to ensure effectiveness.
  • Develop joint work plans and ensure timely reporting and attainment of donor targets
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Programs Manager.

    Education and Experience

    Competencies & Skills

  • Report writing skills
  • Community relations/mobilization
  • Organization skills
  • Budgeting/ fiscal management
  • People management
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

    Qualifications

  • University degree or higher diploma in Community development, project management or social sciences
  • Over 3 year’s post-graduation experience in managing community empowerment programs
  • Experience working in informal settlements

    Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
  • Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural environment in development settings and good team leadership,
  • A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.

    3. Gender Development Coordinator

    Location: Kibera, Nairobi

    Reports to: Community Programs Officer

    Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Case Management

  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the comprehensive, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Document client information through accurate filling of intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
  • Support the maintenance of SHOFCO’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
  • Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and help to ensure that Caseworkers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.

    Training, Mentorship and coaching

  • Supervise and provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to caseworkers
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding psychosocial and outreach activities to all caseworkers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training of caseworkers.

    External Capacity Building

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners.
  • Support trainings to caseworkers and other staff to ensure they develop skills on GBV that meet best practice and is able to respond to the complex needs of the situation
  • Conduct a mapping of community resources and select key structures for training and support to drive their involvement in GBV programming in Kibera and Mathare.

    Coordination and Networking

  • Develop a sound advocacy plan on community led and community based GBV Programming
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners
  • Monitor monthly community outreach plan with caseworkers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls.

    Education and Experience

  • Higher diploma in counseling and/or psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Having worked in a slum area will be an added advantage

    Required Qualification & Competencies

  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV Caseworkers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.

    4. Position: Mathare Program Manager

    Location: Mathare, Nairobi

    Reports to: Director of Programs and Operations

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Management and Strategy

  • Build capacity for organizational leadership, helping to lead strategy, goal attainment, and professional development.
  • Manage diverse stakeholders and program officers.

    Programs

  • Supervises the core program officers and is responsible for ensuring consistent and effective program development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Works with Senior Management Team to lead the development and dissemination of organizational strategies, models and standards for core program areas.
  • Works with the Senior Management Team and Program Officers to develop and implement new program as needed.
  • Works with the Director of Programs and Operations Chief Program Officer and M&E team to ensure timely and efficient collection of service and impact data.
  • Works with community stakeholders to ensure community input in service delivery and improvements.

    Operations

  • Responsible for hiring all site staff and insuring they are properly trained and managed.
  • Ensure effective hiring and supervisory practices:

    1. Contribute to the development and use of training and coaching programs.

    2. Identify and build leaders within the organization

    3. Assure timely completion of performance appraisals and work plans.

  • Work with the Procurement and Inventory and Operations Managers to ensure smooth daily operations
  • Ensures all organizational protocols and procedures are followed
  • Creates timely working documents for ongoing project planning, evaluation and tracking.

    Development

  • Coordinate with the Director of Programs and Operations and US Staff to provide reporting for donors including project reports, sponsorship updates, photos, collaboratively manage opportunities to tell the story of project success.
  • Serve to promote the organization’s vision, mission and values in the country and play a key-networking role.
  • Liaise with donors and local partners

    Educational Background & Experience

  • Degree in Social Science or Development related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Urban Programming in the informal sectors
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural in the informal setting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sound computer skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.

    Applications without this information will not be considered.

    DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should reach us no later than 12th August 2015.


    WFP Somalia Programme Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    UN World Food Programme – Somalia

    Expression of Interest No. 002/07/2015

    Post Title: Programme Assistant – mKormeer Database Manager

    Contract type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)

    Post Grade: SSA 5

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 11 months

    Closing Date: 04 August 2015

    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 candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of Head of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping office (VAM) and the coordination of the Head of Programme and in strong collaboration with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Responsible for the database management and analysis of information collected through the different means under the Somalia Country Office ‘mKormeer initiative’;
  • Manage the database system and dashboard established to manage food security assessment and monitoring data;
  • Ensure that data collected is reviewed, cleaned and shared with the corresponding unit/section for follow-up;
  • Be responsible for the follow-up of all beneficiary support line incoming calls;
  • Ensure that any issue is passed on to the corresponding unit/person and all receive a satisfactory rand timely resolution, establishing a tracking system;
  • Ensure that Protection and Gender equality issues are well covered during all follow-up coming from Database system;
  • Ensure that reports and data analysis from Database system are timely done;
  • Link with ICT to make sure that all data tools form the Database resource box are running steadily;
  • Liaise with the Call Center to organize and prioritize activities under Beneficiary Assistance Line, Operator Calls, IVR and SMS modalities data;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education:

    Secondary school education, preferably on technical college with IT major, supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities in connection to the post.

    Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible support or secretarial work experience including at least two years in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations, information or database management, mobile technology data collection (preferably ODK based systems) or other related field.

    Knowledge or experience of operations in Somalia is an advantage. At least one year at G4 level or equivalent is preferable.

    Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English, Somali language is a plus.

    Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers, including MySQL based database management systems, word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages, in particular SPSS.

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

    All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link: Programme Assistant to be sent by e-mail to HR-SOM@wfp.org

    Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location;

    Hand delivered applications will not be accepted;

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nine One One Group Front Office Assistant Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Front Office Assistant

    1 Opening

    Nine One One Group is a leading integrated security solutions provider with a presence in all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region.

    Through its flagship company CAR TRACK, the Group is a regional market leader in stolen vehicle recovery solutions, Fleet management and other asset tracking solutions.

    We seek to recruit a Front Office Assistant.

    Reporting to the Administration Officer the incumbent will be required to:

  • Efficiently and effectively provide administrative support
  • Coordinate the sales process in regards to inquiries, installations and documentation, to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Handle outgoing & incoming calls from internal and external clients in a prompt and courteous manner for satisfaction
  • Handling of staff incoming and outgoing letters to ensure timely delivery
  • Ensure the reception area is clean and tidy at all times
  • Act as a first contact and receive, assist and direct organizational visitors to the respective officials
  • Receive, sort and distribute mail
  • Respond to incoming email
  • Provide answers to routine enquiries or refer them to the respective personnel.
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  • Filing and maintaining the filing system
  • Assist in any other administrative duties that may be required from time to time

    Required Qualifications

  • Diploma / Degree in Business Administration / Customer Service / Front Office Operations
  • Minimum 2 years working experience as a Receptionist

    Skills & Abilities

    The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work under no or minimum supervision

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and CV addressed to the Human Resource Department to reach us on or before Monday 3rd August 2015 by email to: hr@911group.co.ke


    Fred Hollows Foundation Job in Kenya

    Donor Coordinator Africa

    Do you enjoy managing relationships with international institutional donors?

    Use your skills and expertise to facilitate, coordinate and administer grants, contracts, agreements and reports.

    Full-time position, based in the East Africa region.

    A rare opportunity exists to join a well-respected and fast growing international development organisation – The Fred Hollows Foundation.

    Working across 21 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind.

    An exciting new position, working across the East Africa region to monitor the program implementation and financial management of grants, for the purpose of complying with all program and funding guidelines of awarding organizations.

    In this role you will develop procedures for implementing a consistent grant application methodology and develop grant applications and related documents, including the formulation and implementation of compliance measures.

    You will build the capacity of staff in the East Africa region, and build effective working relationships with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting grant agreement conditions and expectations.

    To be successful, you will have tertiary qualifications and knowledge of institutional donor requirements and grant coordination with experience in program management with international donors, e.g. DFID or USAID.

    You will have experience developing grant applications and possess the ability to identify and develop risk minimization strategies to ensure adherence to donor and grant requirements.

    You will have excellent written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate professionally at all levels, across donors, partners, and management.

    Critical to your success will be your positive and self-motivated approach, as well as organizational and time management skills to ensure you manage conflicting deadlines.

    This role will be part of the Africa Regional team covering Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda.

    The successful candidate will be based in any of the countries listed as long as they already have the right of residence/work in any of these countries.

    Applications can be made via the online application form: Donor Coordinator Africa .

    Please upload your resume and a 2-3 page cover letter addressing the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

    If you would like further information please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962 in Sydney Australia.

    Applications close: 12th August 2015.

    The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.

    Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.


    East Africa Program Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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

    Job Title: East Africa Program Lead

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with frequent regional travel)

    Period of Performance: September 15, 2015 – September 30, 2018 (funding dependent)

    Background: The USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project is a five-year program to support and advance the agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP).

    Africa Lead contributes to Feed the Future goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of men and women African leaders and institutions to develop, lead, and manage the transformation process.

    The Opportunity: Africa Lead II requires a senior program manager to oversee the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of the East Africa program.

    Because of the broad nature and complexity of issues and institutions addressed by Africa Lead, the position requires outstanding conceptual, technical design and management skills.

    The East Africa Program Lead will have primary responsibility for leading and overseeing regional program activities.

    This will entail:

  • Establishing strong lines of regular communication with key USAID/EA and USAID bilateral Mission representatives;
  • Building strong relationships with regional partners;
  • Developing and managing budgets; managing multiple work streams simultaneously; and
  • Overseeing the timely and effective implementation of technical activities.

    Specific responsibilities of the East Africa Program Lead include:

    Program Development and Management:

  • Work with USAID, regional economic communities, non-state actors including the private sector and other counterparts to identify constraints and opportunities, and to conceptualize approaches and activities in support of Africa Lead objectives;
  • Support and facilitate inclusive, evidence based agriculture policy processes through existing (e.g. Joint Sector Review) and new mechanisms, including strengthening the participation of non-state actors and the private sector;
  • Lead and participate in the design of new activity concepts and descriptions together with Africa Lead activity teams;
  • Provide technical management of the implementation of the East Africa program portfolio of activities;
  • Develop and track updated activity implementation trackers with detailed information on the status of activities;
  • In coordination with Regional Director and the Technical Programs Director, hold regular meetings with USAID/East Africa to collaboratively design and create interventions as well as take the lead on reporting and reviewing program progress.

    Capacity Building:

  • Develop systemic approaches and solutions to capacity building of agriculture policy related institutions and frameworks;
  • Support the development of mechanisms for learning, coordination and knowledge management in general, not only within Africa Lead, but more importantly in collaboration of partner institutions and leaders;
  • Engage directly in training, mentoring and provision of technical assistance as appropriate;
  • Participate in (and in some cases support organization of) national, regional and international policy related events and workshops.

    Internal Working Relationships and Reporting:

  • The East Africa Program Lead will report to the Regional Director and will collaborate closely with the Finance and Administration function on operations matters;
  • Work collaboratively in inter-disciplinary Africa Lead activity teams to design, plan, implement and monitor annual work planning development for the East Africa program;
  • Provide to Regional Director and Technical Programs Director weekly short bulleted list of priorities for upcoming week and accomplishments from previous week;
  • In coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, provide quarterly and annual Performance Management Plan (PMP) and other quantitative and qualitative information and other required reports to USAID;
  • Actively work with Knowledge, Learning and Communications (KLC) team to source, identify, create and produce communications products based on the East Africa program portfolio.

    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. Proven outstanding project management skills stand above all other requirements for this position.

    Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum Master’s degree required in agricultural or development economics, management, economics, social sciences, or other related field of study;
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated senior level leadership experience in the field of international development;
  • Knowledge of regional agriculture policy, and institutional frameworks and ability to carry out critical analysis of policy issues; experience working with regional economic communities and non-state actors preferable;
  • Proven experience in agricultural public and private sector capacity building activities;
  • Experience working with the private sector, civil society, media, and government sectors on communication strategies;
  • Strong skills in monitoring and evaluation program activities as the candidate will be expected to actively ensure progress against indicators and objectives;
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to tailor communication for donors, stakeholders and partners (including public, private and government counterparts) at a high level;
  • Ability to manage teams of professionals to produce key results;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict and ethical management skills;
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft);
  • Fluent Swahili and English language skills preferred.

    If you believe you qualify for this job, kindly submit your CV and current and expected salary to hrafricalead@dai.com by August 11, 2015.

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


    Home Science Teacher Job at Moi Forces Academy - Lanet

    Moi Forces Academy - Lanet wishes to urgently recruit a teacher of Home Science for a TSC posting.

    Eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be Kenyan Citizen.
  • Must be 45 years of age and below.
  • Must have original Professional and Academic Certificates.
  • Must be registered with the Teachers Service Commission.
  • Must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education.
  • Must be qualified to teach Home Science and another subject.

    Interested candidates should apply not later than 5th August 2015 to :

    The Secretary, Board of Management
    Moi Forces Academy-Lanet
    P.O Box 1238-20100,
    Nakuru


    Sightsavers Programme Coordinator (Education) Job in Homa Bay, Kenya

    Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness, and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.

    Post: Programme Coordinator (Education) - 2 year fixed term contract

    Duty Station: Homa Bay, Kenya

    Local terms and conditions will apply

    Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness and equality of opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit an experienced, self-driven, dynamic and results-oriented Programme Officer who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.

    Reporting to the Programme Manager - Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of the Pamoja Education Project which aims to strengthen education provision for children with disabilities in Kenya, both in selected counties and nationally.

    The role is diverse and will suit a project officer interested in varied and challenging work in a dynamic organisation.

    The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic leadership for the Pamoja Project coordination at county level
  • Contribute collaboratively to the delivery of the Pamoja Project outcomes through administration, data collection, analysis and dissemination, implementation, and project monitoring & evaluation
  • Consult and liaise with stakeholders including MOE, TSC, School Management Boards/Committees and other external organizations as required

    The ideal candidate will be a Kenyan national who possesses

  • A Bachelors’ degree (or above) in education or in some related field – e.g. social development
  • Knowledge of current issues, best practices and the local education system, particularly relating to the education of children with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with national legislation and policies in the field of disability/human rights and education.
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing programmes, including experience of the education sector.
  • Experience of designing/managing/supporting education programmes for children with disabilities.
  • Experience in policy and/or advocacy work in education, particularly inclusive education for children with disabilities.

    Closing date: 5th August 2015

    To apply for this post visit Sightsavers and download an application form.

    Please return completed application form to jobs@sightsavers.org.

    Indicate the position title on the email subject line.

    We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

    As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


    The Family Group Foundation Executive Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Family Group Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Family Bank Limited (FBL), Kenya Orient Insurance Limited (KOIL) and Daykio Plantations Limited (DPL).

    The foundation initiates new interventions that are responsive to the challenges impacting Kenyan families in education, healthcare, agri-business and entrepreneurship.

    The Foundation is looking for a dynamic, proactive professional with strong credentials and relevant work experience to support our growth strategy.

    Job Title: Executive Director

    Reporting to: Chairman of The Board Family Group Foundation

    Job Summary: The Executive Director will be responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its vision, mission and financial objectives.

    He/She will provide overall leadership for Strategy, organizational development, implementation, financial oversight and resource mobilization.

    Station: Based at Head Office, Nairobi

    Key Performance Areas (Responsibilities and Accountability)

    Resource Mobilization

  • Increasing, strengthening and diversifying the Foundation’s funding sources.
  • Develop and implement long-term strategic plans that build sustainable mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Enhance the foundation’s capacity in resource mobilization
  • Program Development and Administration;
  • Ensure that the foundation has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Guide the expansion and development of the Foundation
  • Provide leadership in developing policies, guidelines and priorities around projects and their acquisitions including negotiations.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, the foundation and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and implementation of the same.
  • Promote active and broad participation by staff in all areas of the foundation’s work.
  • Ensure the maintenance of records and documents, and compliance with the law.
  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors to develop Board and committee meeting schedules and agendas that meet the needs of the Board and management, and attending Board meetings
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

    Communications

  • Fully ensure the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the Foundation and all important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize the activities of the Foundation, its programs and goals.
  • Establish sound working relationships with Donor Partners, Cooperating Partners, Recipients, Governments and all other stakeholders.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the Foundation to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  • Generate goodwill from leading national and global media houses on the Foundations mission and vision.

    Human Capital

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Ensure that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  • Enhance and standardize staff development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the foundation.
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality individuals.
  • Create and support a high-functioning team.

    Budgeting and Finance

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Working closely with the Financial Committee, develop annual operational and financial reports and programmatic budgets.
  • Ensure that the Foundation operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the Foundation to carry out its work.
  • Establish procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of funded programs.
  • Ensure that appropriate methods, systems and procedures are in place to review programs.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate financial reporting.
  • Ensure the highest level of confidence among public and private donors in the Family Group Foundation operations and impact.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field
  • A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
  • Experience in direct fundraising, soliciting prospective corporate and foundation donors

    Key Competencies and Attributes

  • Personality: Excellent communication and social skills. A forward planner with clear focus, mature and reliable.
  • Excellent Management, Proposal writing, communication, Public Relations, interpersonal skills; outstanding reporting skills
  • High integrity

    An attractive and competitive remuneration package commensurate with one’s 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 sent to the following email Address: hr@familybank.co.ke to reach us not later than 06th August 2015.

    “We are an equal opportunity employer”


    Cica Motors Parts Sales Representative (Valeo) Job in Kenya

    Cica Motors

    Parts Sales Representative – Valeo

    Reporting to the General Manager – Valeo Parts, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prospecting customers in the field (Parts Local Markets, Independent workshops and Partners)
  • Develop sales in the defined area
  • Parts identification and interpretation
  • Preparing parts quotations and estimates
  • Meeting monthly sales targets
  • Conducting market research (customer needs and competition)

    Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Must be a Diploma holder or its equivalent with at least 3 years’ experience in parts business at retail / wholesale level from a reputable company
  • Must demonstrate consistent proven track record of meeting set targets
  • Extensive knowledge of motor vehicle spare parts
  • Distinctive customer oriented thinking
  • A team player with a go-getter attitude
  • Proficient in IT Skills
  • Must hold a valid, clean driving license

    Qualified candidates please submit your detailed resume and copies of certificates clearly marked “Parts Sales Representative – Valeo” to the following address before 7th August 2015.

    The Human Resources Manager
    D T Dobie & Company (K) Limited / Cica Motors Limited
    P.o.Box 30160-00100
    Nairobi

    *Only qualified candidates will be contacted for the interview


    Murphy Chemicals Area Managers Jobs in Kenya

    Murphy Chemicals (E.A) Ltd is a leading Agrochemicals company in East African Region.

    We intend to recruit qualified, competent, self motivated and experienced candidate to fill position of;

    Area Manager

    3 Posts

    Qualification / Experience

  • Bsc in Agriculture or related field
  • Computer literate
  • Valid driving licence class BCE
  • Minimum 5yrs Selling Agricultural Chemicals
  • Be ready to work anywhere in East Africa

    Interested candidate to send CV (ONLY) with three referees through email: murphy@murphychemicals.co.ke before 10th August 2015


    Njata TV Jobs in Kenya

    Njata TV Career Opportunities

    1. Front Office Administrative Secretary

  • Must be a Strong Administrator with excellent communication and fluent business letter writing skills with a pleasant personality.
  • Basic accounting skills, knowledge of statutory returns added advantage.
  • Previous exposure in front office management in addition to relevant training (minimum diploma
  • from recognized institution.)

    2. Business Analyst / Researcher

  • Must be capable of Collecting and Analyzing various types of market information.
  • A relevant degree from recognized institution a must.
  • Previous experience in research and statistics activities will be added advantage.

    3. Presenter (Television)

  • Fluent in Kikuyu Language, excellent personal presentation and interviewing skills with a clear voice.
  • Presentable, Warm, pleasant and outgoing personality suitable of being the public face of Television to work on all kinds of live or recorded TV programmes.
  • Previous experience including attachment recognized.

    How to Apply

    If you have the above key competencies and you want to join Team Njata drop your complete CV to our offices.

    Anniversary Towers, 22nd Floor
    Tel: 020 22 44 555/020 22 45 100
    E-mail: info@njatatv.co.ke

    Salary negotiable

    Only qualified applicants will be contacted


    Mantrac Jobs in Kenya

    Mantrac Kenya Ltd the Caterpillar authorized dealer in Kenya; sells and services earth moving, Power Generating, Material Handling and Mining Equipment.

    Mantrac Kenya Ltd is part of Mantrac Group who are Caterpillar dealers of heavy machinery in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Iraq and UK international sales.

    To help us achieve our strategy, we are looking for qualified talent in the below fields.

    Qualified candidates will be assessed on right attitude and work ethic culture.

    In return Mantrac will offer unparalleled training, personal growth opportunities and develop your whole-person to fit into a multidisciplinary workplace.

    1. Vacancy: Machine Sales Representative

    Location: Kisumu

    Job Outline

    To achieve regional targets for Machine sales-- unit sales and related sales Department covering New and Used Machine sales in Caterpillar Machine range as will be stipulated from time to time by management through the Sales Manager.

    To effectively manage the sales in conjunction with colleagues while reporting to the sales manager and maintaining company commercial standards and policies.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure effective sales coverage of all existing and potential Machine customers within the region and submit regular reports accordingly.
  • To ensure effective after sales product support in liaison with service dept.
  • To follow up on outstanding customer debts and update Finance department promptly.
  • To ensure we use the best methods in machine identification and application by applying the relevant Caterpillar product programmes.
  • To liaise with local suppliers of equipment/accessories/materials as the need may arise from time to time.
  • With the directions of the Sales Manager identify and formulate suitable Marketing advertisements and co-ordinate with Newspaper/Magazine publishers for action.
  • Achieve sales targets as units – value and margin and follow effectively any available opportunity
  • Collect and report to the Sales Manager on trading trends, market opportunities and other matters related to the business
  • Draw up & /implement customer call schedules and strategies towards achievement of the department annual goals
  • Set and submit coverage plans weekly to management
  • Submit on time daily call reports, and relevant reports on activities within the territory – this also to include all competitive activities and market info
  • Organize effective customers coverage - demonstration / test drives for prospective customers.
  • Collect, report & following up on any customer complaint aiming to resolve the problem
  • To submit regular national sales updates and liaise with logistics on stock/customer order requirements - Administration of stock levels in line with projected sales.
  • Control of Machine deliveries, ensuring proper documentation before release.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by management

    Skills

  • Must be a team person with a responsible approach.
  • Good IT skills with excel knowledge
  • Accurate employee giving attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with personnel at all levels.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • High communication skills
  • Able to use initiative, knowledge and experience to look at improving processes.

    Qualifications

  • First degree from a reputable University preferably in Mechanical Engineering or or sales discipline
  • 2 years relevant working experience
  • Must have a valid driving license

    2. Vacancy: Parts Admin Co-ordinator

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Outline: To effectively respond to all customer parts enquiries and promptly process parts orders

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee overall functions of parts administration activities including IBT, sending and receiving of parts in the warehouse
  • Ensuring prompt administration of emergency parts orders and stocks
  • Running the daily B/O
  • Receiving shipments
  • Receiving IBT
  • Coordinating between the hose specialist and the warehouse until invoicing of the hose to the customer
  • Running monthly B/O status reconciliation with UI
  • Ensuring proper entry of operational transactions into MANPRO
  • Working with all Warehouse supervisors to ensure prompt parts distribution exercise
  • Checking and coordinating the necessary action required for the shipments discrepancies and damaged items on the system/ suppliers
  • Customer reports(including service department)
  • Circulating backorder status reports to all concerned parties twice a week
  • Filling of all relevant documents(PSDN/ IBT’S/PO)
  • Treatment of order acknowledgement query(Advise to service/ Counter on the proper action according to the supplier acknowledgement) and system update
  • Analysing the weekly orders on suppliers and end of month report
  • Shipments discrepancies decisions and actions

    Skills

  • Excellent analytical and Microsoft office proficiency and in specialized ERP systems
  • Articulate and able to communicate well in both written and oral
  • Strong product knowledge, excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of computers.

    Qualifications

  • University Degree or Higher National Diploma in Engineering / Accounting / Mathematics.
  • Qualification in supplies management
  • At least two years’ experience in inventory management of automotive machinery parts or its equivalent.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision.

    3. Vacancy: Product Support Sales Rep

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Outline

    Sell the company’s parts and service programs. Performance will be up to standard when:

  • Regular contact is maintained with all major customers assigned / allocated to the PSSR, to ensure that one is aware of all their parts and service needs.
  • Close contact with customer results in selling them the company’s part and service repair options.
  • Close liaison is maintained with the Product Support Sales Manager and Service Manager to be continually aware of the status of work in progress or due in for allocated customers, as well as new services the company offers.
  • Close contact is maintained with the Inventory Manager and Product Support Sales Manager to be continually aware of our inventory position and new products which may be announced.
  • Parts technical information and literature is continually reviewed so as to be current in all areas.
  • All lost sales of parts and service are reported in the call reports to the Product Support Sales Manager.

    Assist in maintaining the Marketing Information System. Performance will be up to standard when:

  • A list of allocated customers is maintained and all calls are recorded on the call report form as they are made.
  • At least forth-nightly contact is made with major customers, monthly contact with medium size customers (3 to 9 machines owned), and not less than quarterly contact with small owners.
  • The equipment listing of allocated customers in the MIS is accurate and current.

    Accurate completion and timely submission of call reports. Performance will be up to standard when:

  • A call report submitted for every call made
  • All fields on the call report are completed accurately.
  • All call reports must be submitted to the Product Support Sales Manager on a daily basis.

    Perform Custom Track Service – CTS Inspection. Performance will be up to standard when:

  • A continual program of undercarriage inspection and follow up is maintained for customers owning five or more pieces of track type equipment.
  • Inspection reports are completed accurately and a copy given to the customer.
  • When applicable, recommendation and quotation are offered and followed up to close the sale.
  • Inspection of medium and small customers equipment is made as requested by the customer.
  • Assist in the development of parts-service merchandising program. Performance will be up to standard when:
  • Ideas and opportunities resulting from field contact are submitted regarding parts and service merchandising.

    Assistance is provided to the Product Support Sales Manager in the attempt to conduct CAT care meeting as required.

  • Parts and Service meetings are attended regularly.
  • Customer Service agreement- CSA and Repair options sales target are met.
  • Product Support programs are promoted including:

    1. Customer Track Service -- CTS

    2. Remanufactured Parts

    3. Parts Exchange

    4. Repair option

    Maintain Sales Material. Performance will be up to standard when:

  • A satisfactory supply of sales reference material (PSK’s) and handouts are maintained within the company vehicle.
  • Iron is carried as sales aid to be used during sale presentation to customers.
  • The PSSR’s company vehicle is maintained in a clean, organised manner indicative of the quality of the goods and services he represents.
  • Achieve Product Support Sales department’s Revenue and other targets. Performance will be up to standard when:
  • 80% of allocated sales target is achieved.
  • Debt of credit customers is managed to ensure that they comply with the company’s credit policy.
  • Assist in achieving Gross profit target for the Parts department.

    Skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and Microsoft office proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Articulate and able to communicate well in both written and oral
  • Customer focused and with good selling skills

    Qualifications

  • BSc Mechanical Engineering or sales discipline
  • Minimum of two years working experience
  • Must have a valid driving license

    4. Vacancy: Internal Sales Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Outline

    Manage a team of Inside Sales Representatives within a professional, high call volume setting to drive increased participation and incremental revenue with Mantrac customers.

    Develop tracking and measurement for ISRs to include daily call activity, Salesforce usage, sales targets, lead generation targets as well as prospecting and sales funnel management.

    Develop and implement processes to underpin Internal Sales functions and external call centres working with Group and BU Functions.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Internal Sales Manager will deliver the assigned revenue target by the effective management of:

    New Customer Acquisition:

  • Establish lead qualification process to grow market share, liaise with Marketing Campaign Manager to develop quick win campaigns to generate sales from existing and new customers
  • Customer Development & Revenue Growth:
  • Ensure ISR Team meet contact targets to build and maintain customer loyalty and maximize on all new sales opportunities and deliver revenue targets

    Sales Segmentation & Coverage Design:

  • Participate in data specification and selection, BU Policy, Implementation of Campaigns by Area and Product using SalesForce.Com

    Sales Management:

  • Coverage: ensure PAR execution of all customers in all territories and provide contingencies for areas not covered
  • Sales Funnel: daily management of sales funnel with appropriate actions taken with each ISR to ensure revenue targets are maintained
  • Sales Review: regular weekly and monthly reviews with ISR’s and call centre teams with feedback and reports to BU Head with contingency plans to meet any shortfall. Monitor calls randomly to ensure professional approach and identify any training needs.
  • Support: Support ISR’s with sales closing, motivation, incentives and constant communication. Regularly review individual performance, identify training needs and fulfil as required. Act as escalation manager for customers complaints and/or deal closer. Resolve any issues regarding commission, intercompany conflicts.
  • Reporting: Daily ISR Rep reports showing activity, proposals, deals closed, call outcome codes, campaign reports

    Equipment / Location:

  • Ensure all ISR’s are adequately equipped to perform their role.

    Sales Forecasting:

  • Produce a reliable monthly sales forecast based upon opportunity pipeline and customers’ decision stage.
  • Make proposals for sales improvement – target lists, special offers, staff motivational incentives.

    Business Unit Reviews / Sales Reviews:

  • Actively participate and suggest improvements.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on team performance and delivery of activity.

    Mantrac Sales Effectiveness Standards:

  • Maintain and adhere to Mantrac Sales Processes minimum requirements, such as coverage performance, pipeline and forecast accuracy, data quality.

    Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Background:

    Essential:

  • Call centre experience (managing a team) will be a MUST requirement University Degree in Engineering/Sales/Accounting/Mathematics
  • At least 5 years Telesales Team Management experience – motivating, conflict resolution, commissions, incentives, coach, motivator, staff retention, forecasting & analysis of data against forecast
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Inspirational Leader of people with great communications skills
  • Able to prepare and/or interpret reports and analysis relating to performance of people and data
  • Microsoft Office suite proficiency
  • Presentation skills

    Desirable:

  • Ability to engage with team located either remotely or internally
  • The mental agility to turnaround sales results within tight timescales
  • Experience in interviewing and staff selection
  • Challenges the person will face in the job
  • Position needs to build successful relationship with ISR Team and Mantrac Sales/Operational Teams
  • Role may cross function boundaries
  • Database update and accuracy maintenance
  • Build Robust Sales Plan that will deliver revenue targets

    5. Vacancy: Power Systems Sales Rep

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Outline: Perform effective customer coverage to sell all specified Caterpillar Power Generation Equipment and achieve the agreed sales target

    To effectively manage the sales in conjunction with colleagues while reporting to the sales manager and maintaining company commercial standards and policies.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To sell power generation equipment, mainly generators, industrial and marine engines in accordance to the company finance policy and maintaining PINS as set out on a monthly basis by PSSM
  • Carry out technical support such as load sizing to customer as a way to facilitate sales.
  • To complete calls per day on existing and for new customers as agreed through effective coverage.
  • To enter all call reports daily in MANCRM and make maximum use of MANCRM tool.
  • To update customer profile with accurate information
  • Record and report lost sales as soon as when occurs
  • To updated pending deals and all ongoing projects on weekly basis
  • Ensure timely receipt of payment according to contracts / aggreements (prompt debt collection)
  • Ensure all company properties under Salesman custody are kept in good condition and report any defect immediately as when occurs.
  • Update customer on his / her orders from the date of order to commissioning.
  • Support and support him on technical issues
  • Keeping abreast on Competitor Products, Prices, Commercial Terms and stock levels and report on them in writing to the PSSM on a monthly basis.
  • Report to the PSSM on sales activities, work progress and refer him to unsolved problems / difficulties for resolution / advice.
  • Collect, report & following up on any customer complaint aiming to resolve their problem
  • To submit regular national sales updates and liaise with logistics on stock/customer order requirements - Administration of stock levels in line with projected sales

    Skills

  • Must be a team person with a responsible approach.
  • Good IT skills with excel knowledge
  • Accurate employee with attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with personnel at all levels.
  • Good negotiation skills and excellent communication skills
  • Able to use initiative, knowledge and experience to look at improving processes

    Qualifications

  • First degree from a reputable University preferably in Electrical Engineering with experience in sales
  • 2 years relevant working experience
  • Must have a valid driving license

    How to Apply

    Your soft copy application letter and curriculum vitae indicating your regular telephone number to enable us contact you can also be mailed to careers@mantrackenya.com so as to reach us not later than 7th August 2015.


    Tax Justice Network Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Organization: Tax Justice Network - Africa (TJN-A)

    Vacancy: EATGN Coordinator

    Location: Nairobi

    Work Type: Full Time

    Description: Provide secretariat services to the EATGN and represent the organization at relevant national and international meetings.

    About Us: The Tax Justice Network - Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan African initiative and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.

    TJN-A was established in 2007 at the World Social Forum in Nairobi and aims to promote socially just, democratic and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

    It advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilization.

    TJN-A aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.

    One of the main purposes of the initiative is to mainstream tax justice in the economic policy and development discourse in Africa.

    TJN-A provides a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners and policy makers to cooperate in the struggle against illicit capital flight, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful trends in tax policy and practice.

    East African Tax and Governance Network The East Africa Tax and Governance Network (EATGN) was formed out of a process that started in late 2009 and has since expanded to include 13 member organizations1 with the initial aim of increasing stakeholder engagement and public debate on tax and governance issues in Kenya and across East Africa.

    The overall goal of the network is to “contribute to a just, transparent and citizen-driven tax system that promotes equality, participation and accountability in East Africa”.

    Since inception, the Network has engaged on a number of tax issues mostly in Kenya; through conducting research and carrying out follow up advocacy activities targeting different stakeholders including policy makers in Government, Legislators in the East African Region, the media and the public.

    TJN-A as the host of EATGN is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the position of Coordinator to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    1. EATGN Coordinator

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide secretariat services to the EATGN and represent the organization at relevant national and international meetings
  • Fundraise for future EATGN projects in collaboration with the TJN-A secretariat and as approved by the EATGN steering committee;
  • Coordinate EATGN steering committee meetings;
  • Jointly with EATGN members develop mechanisms leading to the institutionalization of EATGN
  • Work towards the recruitment of members from East African countries other than Kenya;
  • In liaison with EATGN members develop and Implement EATGN annual work plan
  • Any other relevant task as may be assigned by the TJN-A Executive Director or the EATGN steering committee.

    Key Qualifications:

  • A considerable experience in development-related research in government, Non-Governmental Organizations or in a research institute environment;
  • Sound and informed knowledge of development economics and the broader international development agenda and particularly in the East Africa region;
  • A proven experience in writing policy briefs, commissioning policy reports and lobbying decision-makers will be desirable;
  • Knowledge in strategic planning Strong communication skills;
  • Experience in fundraising and management of donor funds;
  • Great interpersonal skills; At least three years’ experience in a similar position;
  • A graduate level in any branch of economics, political science or related discipline;
  • A post graduate qualification in the same field is desirable;
  • Previous engagement with the Network would be an added advantage.

    2. Vacancy: Information Management Assistant

    Company: The Tax Justice Network - Africa (TJN-A)

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Category: IT & Telecoms

    Work Type: Full Time

    Description: Making weekly data backups, creating and maintaining an institutional database.

    About Us: The Tax Justice Network - Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan African initiative and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.

    TJN-A was established in 2007 at the World Social Forum in Nairobi and aims to promote socially just, democratic and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

    It advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilization.

    TJN-A aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.

    One of the main purposes of the initiative is to mainstream tax justice in the economic policy and development discourse in Africa.

    TJN-A provides a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners and policy makers to cooperate in the struggle against illicit capital flight, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful trends in tax policy and practice.

    To further enhance its efficiency and effectiveness, TJN-A is seeking to engage the services of an Information Management Assistant to provide support services for its operations.

    The role provides tremendous opportunities for growth and a fantastic working environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Management of databases at the Secretariat (20%)

  • Making weekly data backups, creating and maintaining an institutional database

    2. Management of Information at the secretariat (40%)

  • Comprehensively operationalize the IMS system
  • Update the system and generate outputs from the IT as and when it is needed systematically enter ready coded files and list serves into the MIS
  • Support higher level library and information management functions including but not limited to processing of incoming and outgoing records and correspondences, management of records and library databases and systems.
  • Ensure smooth running of the IMS Induct the rest of the staff and mainstream the use of the system in their daily routine
  • Monitor to ensure proper usage and smooth running of all information systems at the Secretariat

    3. Management of available publications both online and offline (20%)

  • Spearhead the sorting process of physical publications before entry into SQLITE
  • Manage TJN-A’ library for access to all staff and authorized visitors and attend to user (Internal/external) requests for reading, reference and research materials.
  • Manages online and offline library
  • Cataloguing and correct filing of all new publications acquired
  • Ensure that library materials are kept in good condition, custody and are accessible for
  • Guide and train Staff/Authorized visitors on library related systems and procedures to enable access to available reading materials
  • Advice Management and Staff on library related matters and needs.
  • Initiate the development of modern information and research services and promote the utilization of the Library.
  • Classify, index and store all library materials following appropriate procedures.

    4. Management of publications and materials ready for dissemination (10%)

  • Prepare publications for dissemination at campaigns and different events hosted by TJN-A (or where TJN-A is participating)
  • Monitor and periodically evaluate the utilization of the library and generate reports as planned. Request for printing of relevant publications when copes are running out

    5. Administration (10%)

  • Prepare the information management budget.
  • Lead on the procurements of information management materials/services
  • Prepare the annual information management plans
  • Liaise with the supervisor on when and how to source internship services

    Key Qualifications and Competencies

  • The Information Management Assistant should have a Degree in Library and Information Science (BLIS), Computer Science or Business Computing.
  • A relevant Post Graduate qualification in records or information management or relevant professional IT qualification will be an added advantage.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in records and information management services.
  • Experience in Library Management, ICT Skills, Data Management Skills, Communication Skills, Analytical skills, and Interpersonal Skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, a, self-starter, and able to work under pressure English is a must and French desirable.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit your motivational letter and up- to - date CV to recruit@taxjusticeafrica.net.

    Closing Date: 7th August 2015


    DAI WASH Engineer Job in Ceerigavo, Somalia

    Seeking: WASH Engineer with training experience

    Do you want to make a difference in Ceerigavo?

    USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: TIS-DAI has partnered with the Ceerigavo local government to operationalize a dilapidated underground water tank (berkad) in Ardaa.

    This small grant will provide materials to rehabilitate the Berkaad as well as train two artisans who will undertake operation and maintenance over time.

    The consultant will also re constitute a water management committee who will be in charge of the underground water tank (Barkad).

    The artisans and the committee will ensure water collection furrows are maintained and water tank repaired every dry season to be ready to harvest maximum amount of water during the rainy season and enable communities maximize its use.

    DAI is seeking a WASH Engineer who will coordinate these activities and report on all the undertaking.

    Ideally the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Engineer will be a resident of Sanaag region and understand general programs in Ceerigavo.

    Qualifications:

  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or its equivalent with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in WASH programming including training of communities OR
  • Diploma and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in WASH Programming
  • Proven work experience with communities, tanks construction, WASH programming and reporting
  • Familiar with activity and grant reporting methods and systems.
  • Ability to track progress and document activities by awardee.
  • Experience with deadline-driven writing assignments in English.
  • English and Somali language fluency required
  • Must be a Somali National

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    Please send

    (1) a CV

    (2) current position and salary history and (3) three professional references to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.

    Closing date: Friday, 7th August 2015.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

    Women strongly encouraged to apply.


    Finlays Turner / Machinist and Mechanics Jobs in Kericho, Kenya

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    We need dynamic and hands-on individuals with strong planning & organizing skills, interpersonal & communication skills and team players to fill the following vacant positions in our Kericho operations.

    1. Turner / Machinist

    The job holder is expected to work routinely in the Engineering Department Workshops, to operate and do basic maintenance on Lathe, Vertical and Horizontal Milling machines, Shaping machines among other workshop equipment.

    From time to time, he/she will be required to participate in factory repair and maintenance work.

    At all times ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related field. (candidates with craft/certificate level but with wide experience will be considered)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in workshop practice, and operations.
  • Minimum related work experience of 1 year in a busy similar set up.
  • Computer literate will be an added advantage

    2. Automotive Mechanic – Heavy Plant

    The job holder is expected to maintain company heavy plant equipment which includes but is not limited to earthmoving, road construction plant, forestry equipment, and high capacity diesel generators to 2,250kVA, including engine and hydraulic pump re-building; identify required spare parts and initiate their procurement; ensure that resources within the section are used efficiently; ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering - Heavy plant / Power option. Alternatively candidates with craft/certificate level but with wide experience will be considered.
  • 10 years relevant experience. Experience and qualifications in mechatronics will be a distinct advantage.
  • Computer literacy will be an added advantage.

    3. Automotive Mechanic – Heavy Commercial Vehicles

    The job holder is expected to maintain company trucks and buses; keep all tools, equipment and machinery used in lorries section safe and in good condition; identify required materials/spare parts and initiate their procurement; ensure that resources within the section are used efficiently; ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering - Heavy plant / Power option (candidates in craft/certificate level but with wide experience will be considered.
  • 7 years relevant experience with Scania, Isuzu, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Foton, and FAW models.
  • Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
  • Valid driving licence.

    4. Automotive Mechanic – Light Vehicles

    The job holder is expected to maintain company light vehicles; identify required spare parts and initiate their procurement; ensure that resources within the section are used efficiently; ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Trade Test Grade I (motor vehicle mechanic)
  • 8 years relevant experience with Toyota and Isuzu models
  • Computer literacy will be an added advantage
  • Valid driving licence.

    5. Automotive Mechanic – Tractors

    The job holder is expected to maintain company tractors; identify required materials/spare parts and initiate their procurement; ensure that resources within the section are used efficiently; ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Trade Test Grade I (motor vehicle mechanic)
  • 5 years relevant experience with Massey Ferguson and Same models
  • Valid driving licence.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirement of the above positions, please submit an application including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts, current & expected remuneration, names and addresses of three referees, indicating the position you are applying for to reach us not later than 01 August 2015 and be addressed to:

    Human Resource Director
    P O Box 223 – 20200
    Kericho

    Email: careers@finlays.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Center for victims of Torture Psychosocial Counselor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Center for victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life.

    We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture.

    We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

    We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

    In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi and Dadaab.

    Job title: Psychosocial Counselor

    Location: Nairobi

    Reports to: Psychotherapist-Trainer

    Objectives: To assist individuals, groups and communities to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma and enable them to rebuild their lives and their communities.

    Responsibilities & Duties

    In collaboration with site team and under the supervision of the Counselling Supervisor (as applicable) and the Psychotherapist Trainer will:

    Render psycho-social services to individuals, groups and communities to assist them to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma.

  • Providing comprehensive psycho-social support to survivors of war trauma and torture who have sought assistance by completing an initial screening and intake assessment; individual and group treatment plans; case management including timely referral, follow-up, and advocacy if necessary; home visits; and follow-up assessments.
  • Coordinating their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure case management goals are properly achieved.
  • Carrying out individual or family counseling sessions with clients affected by war trauma or torture.
  • Facilitating of group counseling processes, including selection of group members, planning the group process, and group facilitation.
  • Providing interpretation between clients and other CVT staff members when needed.
  • Ensuring that all required documentation is completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensuring that all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed at all times.

    Develop the community’s awareness, understanding and engagement with the issues relating to mental health, war trauma, and torture.

  • Assist in planning and implementing community mental health, war trauma and torture awareness and education campaigns and programs.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue, and mediate with the wider population about the issues of the war, torture, trauma and traumatized people in order to raise understanding, develop coping strategies and encourage those who need psycho-social services to approach CVT.
  • Coordinate their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure community awareness goals are properly achieved.

    Make the CVT services known and accessible to people whose psycho-social functioning has been impaired by their experiences of torture and war trauma.

  • Identify children, teenagers, men, and women whose psycho-social functioning may have been affected by war related experiences and encourage them to approach CVT for support.
  • Develop the referral systems and encourage collaboration between local groups and leaders, CBOs, local and international NGOs, and government ministries.
  • Attend interagency meetings to improve service delivery to our client groups and access opportunities to forward CVT’s work.
  • Ensure that the reporting and documentation of these processes is completed and minutes of meetings are filed.

    Train role players and community members in basic trauma and mental health issues:

  • Assisting in designing, planning, implementing and facilitating training programs for local decision makers, community members and CBOs, local and international NGOs, government/ministry staff and CVT colleagues on trauma and mental health issues in order to develop a more supportive environment for people whose psycho-social functioning has been affected by experiences of torture and war trauma.
  • Contribute to completing the documentation and reporting of external training.

    Promote Self-care through Support and Supervision

  • Attending regular support, debriefing, case conferences, and supervision coaching meetings to ensure information and skill-sharing
  • Attending trainings provided by CVT and other agencies as directed by Psychotherapist-Trainer
  • Implementing Psychotherapist-Trainer recommendations and training in day to day clinical work
  • Providing feedback to Psychotherapist-Trainer on training and supervision.
  • Requesting support from Psychotherapist-Trainer or Counseling Supervisor as needed.
  • Submit files to the Counseling Supervisor or Psychotherapist-Trainer for regular review and support (related to counseling duties)
  • Setting objectives for each week and month, which contribute to achieving the objectives.
  • Plan the activities required to achieve these objectives.
  • Submitting weekly and monthly statistics form and reports (in relation to counseling and supervision responsibilities)
  • Setting and follow through on a personal self-care schedule to avoid burnout and vicarious traumatization.

    Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs and letter of application, including contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to cvtkenyajobs@gmail.com not later than 7th August, 2015.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    CVT is committed to equality at work, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or disability status.


    Medair Nutrition Project Manager Job in South Sudan

    Medair

    Vacancy: Nutrition Project Manager, South Sudan

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the emergency nutrition project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within a set budget and within the allotted time frame
  • Provide strong leadership of the emergency nutrition project(s)
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective nutrition strategy
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for nutrition assessments and interventions
  • Continuously monitor and supervise emergency nutrition activities and evaluating progress
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project
  • Decide on new activities and new project sites and provide input regarding future project growth and changes
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to the set formats, timeframes and standards
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with all the stakeholders involved
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all the nutrition actors to ensure good cooperation and partnerships
  • Staff management including line management, recruitment, training, coaching and performance management
  • Drafting and managing the nutrition budget
  • Ensure nutrition supplies and equipment are ordered on time to ensure adequate stock
  • Responsible for ensuring field team compliance with security procedures

    Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Nutrition and/or or related field
  • 2 years working in a nutrition programme in the context of a developing country and in a similar capacity
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written), fluent in English, Arabic an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel, computer programmes
  • High sense of responsibility, good organisational, coordination and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended and irregular hours due to emergencies
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player and able to work in a diverse cultural environment

    Applications including a detailed CV with full contact details of three referees and a cover letter describing how you consider yourself suitable against the key responsibilities should be sent to: jobs-sds@southsudan.medair.org

    Application deadline: 5th August 2015

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    Carrefour Hypermarket Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Central Cashier Officer Assistant

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Retail

    Client: Carrefour

    Our client, Carrefour is one of the largest French hypermarket chains in the world with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011 and more than 21,000 employees from more than 68 nationalities.

    Carrefour is venturing into the Kenyan market and seeking to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven Central Cashier Officer Assistant.

    The ideal candidate will have strong experience in a similar role and be responsible for the following key responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Put in methods and tools for optimizing welcoming of customers and their passage in cash counters.
  • Organize the schedule of Cashiers.
  • Assist the C.C.O Manager in motivating and training CCO staff.
  • Assure the liaison between the team’s trade and the service to the customers.
  • Assure the good functioning of the cash register system
  • Deal with the grievances and complaints of C.C.O staff.
  • Deal with complaints of customers.
  • Ensure the collection of the sale cash deposit with compliance to CCO procedure
  • Check and review all the daily reports with compliance to CCO procedure
  • Ensure the execution of technical training of the new joiner staff then monitor their progress
  • Ensure that all C.C.O assets are in good condition

    Skills & Abilities:

  • University degree in finance, accounts, commerce, business administration
  • Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Strong computer knowledge of MS office
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure
  • Good presentation and moderation skills
  • High degree of integrity,responsibility and professionalism
  • Self motivation and energy

    2. Import / Logistics Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Retail

    Client: Carrefour

    Our client, Carrefour is one of the largest French hypermarket chains in the world with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011 and more than 21,000 employees from more than 68 nationalities.

    Carrefour is venturing into the Kenyan market and seeking to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven Import/Logistics Manager.

    The ideal candidate will have strong experience in a similar role and be responsible for the following key responsibilities.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage containers of imported goods from various countries
  • Act as a link between the senders in countries of origins, customs offices and forwarders in Kenya. (Expedition – clearance – delivery process)
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
  • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency

    Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan rules and regulations linked to importation (Tax issues, KEBS, KRA, customs ….)
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Good communication skills and connection with relevant bureaus

    3. Business Cycle Assistant / Supervisor

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Retail

    Client: Carrefour

    Our client, Carrefour is one of the largest French hypermarket chains in the world with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011 and more than 21,000 employees from more than 68 nationalities.

    Carrefour is venturing into the Kenyan market and seeking to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven Business Cycle Assistant / Supervisor.

    The ideal candidate will ensure adequate support to the Business Cycle Manager in ensuring adequate controls over merchandise ordering and other business cycle requirements.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Organize the pool of the orders done by the commercial departments.
  • Give the appropriate training to Business Cycle clerks
  • Control the coherence of the ordering parameters
  • Responsible in organizing the ordering flow.
  • Responsible for filing the necessary documents according to standard management filing structure and DOA rules
  • Conduct periodic audits in the warehouse and selling area
  • Prepare daily indicators and coordinate them with the concerned section
  • Support the Business Cycle manager in implementation of standards management
  • Assist the Business Cycle manager on request

    Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Degree in Business Administration
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to handle big volume of documents
  • Ability to multi task
  • Flexible in working hours i.e. early morning, late evening).
  • Punctuality and organization skills

    To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before 3rd August, 2015.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line and expected remuneration.


    Rift Valley Railways Tender for Provision of Catering Services

    Rift Valley Railways (Kenya) Ltd

    Tender Notice: Tender for Provision of Catering Services

    Tender No: CAT 004

    Rift Valley Railways (RVR) invites interested companies to tender for the supply of catering services at its canteen which is open to staff members and visitors.

    Prices quoted must be expressed in Kenya shillings, inclusive of all taxes &delivery costs and shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the closing date of the tender.

    Complete tender documents can be obtained by means of an expression of interest to our procurement department on our website portal procurement@rvr.co.ke .

    The deadline for obtaining the tender documents is Friday 31st July 2015 at 12:00 noon.

    Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes, marked “TENDER FOR CANTEEN SERVICES” with the tender number clearly indicated and deposited in the tender box provided at the reception of Rift Valley railways Headquarters addressed to:-

    Rift Valley Railways (Kenya) Ltd
    RVR Head Office
    Haile Selassie Avenue (Station Road)
    P O Box 62502 – 00200
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel: +254 20 316827, 2044476–9

    Mobile: +254 (0) 728 787 000/1/2

    Fax: +254 20 2214200

    Completed documents must be received on or before 7th August 2015 3:00pm.

    Tenders will be opened in the presence of the tenderers or their representatives at the RVR Headquarters Boardroom at 9:00am on 12th August 2015.


    Kenya Airways Legal Counsel Job Vacancy

    Kenya Airways, The Pride of Africa

    Kenya Airways opens a world of opportunity across the continent, creating sustainable development by connecting its people and businesses within Africa and around the world.

    At Kenya Airways we believe our greatest asset is our people. When you join Kenya Airways we provide you with training and all the systems and tools you require to perform.

    And best of all, we provide an environment that enables each and every one of our employees to achieve their full potential.

    Kenya Airways is seeking to hire:

    Position Title: Legal Counsel

    Position Ref No: IRC34820

    Brief Posting Description: To identify, communicate and mitigate legal risks to the business to minimize undue financial costs.

    Detailed Description

  • Draft, negotiate, and vet contracts on behalf of the company to protect its interests.
  • Ensure disputes are resolved in a manner that safeguards the company’s position. Organize and administer subsidiary board meetings to ensure they are efficient and effective.
  • Ensure company’s compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to avoid legal penalties.
  • Brief and monitor external counsel to ensure legal representation is effective.
  • Prepare proposals and to lobby the Government of Kenya on pending legislation to protect or improve the business environment for Kenya Airways Ltd.
  • Develop effective working relationships with key user departments to ensure their needs are understood and appropriate solutions developed that support business needs.
  • Legal counseling and preventive lawyering so as to ensure legal problems and risks are identified and dealt with before they emerge as significant risks to the business.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with three years post qualification experience preferably in commercial law practice.
  • Certified Public Secretary
  • Excellent communication skills

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE Technical Stores Manager to apply online (Click on Recruitment Portal -> New Jobs (Last 7 days) -> Select desired job and login/register to apply)

    Deadline for application is 7th Aug 2015


    Micro Mobile Jobs in Kenya

    Micro Mobile Ltd is a Kenyan mobile solution company which started operations in August 2013 with a focus on providing micro credit and financial access solutions on a mobile platform.

    The Company invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong persuasive and selling / communication skills, for the following position:

    1. Direct Sales Representative – Homa Bay

    DSR Job Roles

    Reporting to the Direct Sales Manager / Team Leader, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Improving visibility and brand image of Micromobile
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing and business development initiatives.
  • Acquisition & customer portfolio management
  • Marketing Micromobile’s products and services on a daily basis to prospective customers
  • Generating business through local sales promotion: i.e. marketing calls on potential customers.
  • Building relationships with existing referral sources and cultivate new referral sources both internally and externally.
  • Working closely with the Team Leader in arranging for events/promotions for new acquisition of customers.
  • Ensuring the best in terms of quality of sales.
  • Deriving insights to competitor Sales activities and effectively counter the efforts.
  • Regularly providing feedback to the Team Leader on the acceptance of the products in the market and suggest changes that could provide energy to the sales efforts.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Successfully activated sales
  • Users acquired
  • Minimum Qualifications for Direct Sales Representative

    Qualification:

  • A certificate/diploma/degree in any discipline
  • A pleasant personality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • One year experience as a sales person

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Computer skills.
  • Planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication Skills (Written and oral).
  • Flexibility.
  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy.
  • Ability to persuade
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    2. Direct Sales Representative – Meru

    DSR Job Roles

    Reporting to the Direct Sales Manager/Team Leader, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Improving visibility and brand image of Micromobile
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing and business development initiatives.
  • Acquisition & customer portfolio management
  • Marketing Micromobile’s products and services on a daily basis to prospective customers
  • Generating business through local sales promotion: i.e. marketing calls on potential customers.
  • Building relationships with existing referral sources and cultivate new referral sources both internally and externally.
  • Working closely with the Team Leader in arranging for events/promotions for new acquisition of customers.
  • Ensuring the best in terms of quality of sales.
  • Deriving insights to competitor Sales activities and effectively counter the efforts.
  • Regularly providing feedback to the Team Leader on the acceptance of the products in the market and suggest changes that could provide energy to the sales efforts.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Successfully activated sales
  • Users acquired

    Minimum Qualifications for Direct Sales Representative

    Qualification:

  • A certificate/diploma/degree in any discipline
  • A pleasant personality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • One year experience as a sales person

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Computer skills.
  • Planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication Skills (Written and oral).
  • Flexibility.
  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy.
  • Ability to persuade
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    3. Direct Sales Representative – Migori

    DSR Job Roles

    Reporting to the Direct Sales Manager / Team Leader, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Improving visibility and brand image of Micromobile
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing and business development initiatives.
  • Acquisition & customer portfolio management
  • Marketing Micromobile’s products and services on a daily basis to prospective customers
  • Generating business through local sales promotion: i.e. marketing calls on potential customers.
  • Building relationships with existing referral sources and cultivate new referral sources both internally and externally.
  • Working closely with the Team Leader in arranging for events/promotions for new acquisition of customers.
  • Ensuring the best in terms of quality of sales.
  • Deriving insights to competitor Sales activities and effectively counter the efforts.
  • Regularly providing feedback to the Team Leader on the acceptance of the products in the market and suggest changes that could provide energy to the sales efforts.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Successfully activated sales
  • Users acquired

    Minimum Qualifications for Direct Sales Representative

    Qualification:

  • A certificate/diploma/degree in any discipline
  • A pleasant personality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • One year experience as a sales person

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Computer skills.
  • Planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication Skills (Written and oral).
  • Flexibility.
  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy.
  • Ability to persuade
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    If your experience and competencies match the above specifications, please send your cover letter and detailed CV, to hr@micromobile.co.ke

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    Closing Date: 31st August 2015


    Jumia Senior Graphic Designer Job in Kenya

    Senior Designer at Jumia - Rocket Internet

    Rocket Internet is the world's largest Internet incubator. Our team has been building online companies since 1999 and has created over 100 market-leading companies in 50+ countries, dozens of which have been exited successfully.

    Since 2007 our team operates under the name of Rocket Internet. We started operating in Africa in 2011 and since then have launched multiple successful ventures such as Jumia, HelloFood, Kaymu, Vamido and Carmido.

    Jumia is the leading e-commerce player in Africa. Founded in 2011 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the globe, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Rocket Internet steps in.

    Today, we are looking for talented people to join our Design team and embark on an exciting journey in the core of business development and entrepreneurship.

    Job Description: Senior Graphic Designer

    You will be part of a young, vibrant and talented design team responsible for the creation of exciting and challenging e-commerce campaigns.

    Your key responsibilities are:

  • Managing a team of junior designers
  • Project management for design related subjects;
  • Creation of digital marketing campaigns for all website;
  • Creation of visuals for newsletters and social media;
  • Development of brand identities for off line campaigns;
  • Compliance with client brief & client satisfaction regarding design;
  • Design team lead and planner
  • Be creative and innovative all day long!

    Desired Qualification & Skills

  • Education in multimedia, design or web-design;
  • 2-3 years designer professional experience on e-commerce
  • Excel in using Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge on code is a plus (HTML, CSS, Java)
  • Very rigorous and attentive to detail for all creations
  • Creative with a strong publicity and commercial mindset
  • Fast executer and keen on the all design platforms (Adobe Pack)
  • Present managerial and project management skills
  • Curious, proactive and driven by the challenges of an e-commerce platform

    We offer

  • A unique experience in an international and entrepreneurial environment
  • A fast growing professional and personal learning work place
  • The opportunity to be part of a talented and creative team

    If You want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date 31st August 2015


    Advocacy Officer, Kenya

    Job from Minority Rights Group

    This is a part time post, 2.5 days per week, starting in August 2015 for one year (with the possibility of extension). As MRG does not have any organisational base in Kenya and therefore it is likely that this post will be filled on a consultancy basis, with the post holder responsible for all tax and national insurance payments.

    Do you have at least three years’ experience of advocacy and lobbying work in a national context, including formulating strategies, attending high level Government meetings and drafting advocacy submissions? Are you knowledgeable about Kenya’s national legal system and political processes? Do you have strong communication skills in both English and Kiswahili?

    MRG is looking to recruit an Advocacy Officer based in Kenya to help us achieve our mission to realise the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples around the world through the use of litigation, legal empowerment, legal tools and other advocacy.

    Specifically, the post-holder will work with a range of stakeholders – including local partners, lawyers, international partners and other local and national stakeholders – to develop and then lead on a cohesive and effective national advocacy plan to see the implementation of those successful legal decisions and judgments in Kenya in which MRG is involved.

    This will involve working closely with communities to build and apply their advocacy skills and support them in inputting into Kenya’s national legal and policy development.

    We are seeking an individual who has detailed knowledge of international human rights and minority rights law, and a good understanding of the situation of minority and indigenous communities in Kenya.

    Candidates must have experience of advocacy and lobbying work in the Kenyan context, and should have in the past worked closely with small or emerging civil society organisations (CSOs). At least one year of project management work is an essential requirement for this post.

    A: Purpose of the job:

    The main purpose of the job is to help MRG achieve its mission to realise the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples round the world, through the use of litigation, legal empowerment, legal tools and other advocacy.

    Specifically, the post-holder will work with local partners, lawyers, international partners and other local and national stakeholders to develop and then lead on a cohesive and effective national advocacy plan to see the implementation of successful legal decisions and judgments in Kenya in which MRG is involved.

    This will include working closely with communities to build and apply their advocacy skills and support them in inputting into Kenya’s national legal and policy development.

    B: Main duties and responsibilities

    1.Advocacy and legal implementation work:

    The tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with local community partners, lawyers, experts and other collaborating organisations as well as MRG staff to develop an appropriate legal and advocacy strategy to see concrete progress towards implementation of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights ruling in the Endorois case;
  • Subsequently lead on implementing the strategy, working closely with the Endorois' representative organisation, the Endorois Welfare Council;
  • Support Endorois leaders to carry out advocacy activities as well as at times to personally carry out advocacy activities (e.g. draft briefings, draft parliamentary questions, arrange and attend meetings with decision makers, speak on panels, attend roundtables, brief journalists)
  • Monitor local policy and legal developments related to land, indigenous peoples rights and minorities, and support local communities - including the Endorois and the Ogiek - to participate in any consultation processes, including seeking and participating in high level Government meetings;
  • Support Endorois, Ogiek and possibly other communities to understand and comply with requirements of any new legislation relating to recognition of land rights (such as, under the current Community Land Bill);
  • Organising and participating in community consultation meetings to keep local community appraised of developments and to gather their views on different options;
  • Manage budgets as delegated by the Head of Law, and work with in-country partners to ensure activities are run on time, on budget and meet MRG quality standards;;
  • Ensure gender is fully mainstreamed in the strategy, in consultation processes and all activities whether directly run or run in partnership with local organisations;
  • Assist with the identification of new opportunities for MRG’s in-country advocacy and legal work;
  • Assist with maintaining and developing relationships with third party organisations interested in our in-country advocacy and legal work, including NGOs, foundations, bar associations, law firms, barristers’ chambers and similar organisations;
  • Draft log frames, programme proposals and budgets for new advocacy and related work, draft reports to donors and other fundraising related documents.

    2.Financial / programme management:

  • Drafting reports on activities and preparing financial and narrative reports to donors;
  • Managing elements of the project budgets;
  • Liaison and meetings with donors in Kenya (as delegated by Head of Law or fundraising team members);
  • Contributes to the evaluation of MRG activities.

    3. General

  • Undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Law;
  • Regular liaison with the London office, including but not limited to the Head of Law, and attend relevant training and meetings;
  • Liaison with Africa based staff including those working on capacity building, media, legal work, advocacy and other work to maximise synergies and mutual internal sharing and learning;
  • Respect and work towards full implementation of MRG’s gender and equal opportunities policies in all the work involved in this post;
  • Local travel will be required.

    4.Confidential information

    Responsible for maintaining confidentiality as the job holder will be entitled to a very high level of access to confidential information pertaining to MRG's strategies, detailed financial information, and also access to sensitive external information which may impact on MRG's activities.

    5. Degree of supervision

    The job holder will be expected to report to the Head of Law any variation from agreed plans and schedules, and to report regularly on the programme and project's progress.

    6.Working conditions

    The job holder will be based in Kenya, either Nakuru or Nairobi, as specified above. Applicants must have or must swiftly be able to obtain permission to live and work in Kenya MRG would expect the job holder to work from home and will cover only the costs of reasonable communications and consumables.

    Local travel will also be necessary, and reasonable costs will be covered (maximum budget 100 EUR per month for all communications and travel costs). The job holder may need to travel to the UK and must be able to obtain a UK business visit visa to do so.

    Travel within the UK, USA or Europe to carry out advocacy, visit donors, to give or receive training may also be necessary. The job holder is required to maintain the pace of work which may at times be high, and will need to manage several tasks simultaneously.

    The work will involve sensitive and careful work with communities and a variety of NGOs in complex and insecure environments.

    Although the primary purpose of this post is as described above, the post holder may be required to work partly or wholly on other areas of MRG’s work.

    This is to allow MRG to move staff away from work which is un-funded or under-funded or is no longer a priority for the organisation, to work on areas which have more funding, are growing or which are understaffed.

    This will normally involve the post holder in carrying out tasks similar or identical to those listed in this job description but applied to different programmes or projects.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates should send a completed application and equal opportunities form by email to recruitment@mrgmail.org by Tuesday 18 August at 18.00 (East Africa Time, EAT).

    Should you have any queries about the post, please contact the email above.


    Officer, Business Development

    Job from International Rescue Committee

    Background:

    The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in conflict and post-conflict settings.

    In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors.

    This work is led by the IRC's Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with regional and country management structures, the IRC's Technical Units and a range of specialists based in the USA and Europe.

    Specifically, the BDU assists with proposal development, partnership and donor negotiation.

    The unit works closely with other departments to develop learning and management tools that will further the agency's strategic goals.

    Scope of Work:

    The Business Development Officer-Africa (BDO-Africa) will work closely with BDU staff and IRC's Regional Units in Africa to plan, manage and/or coordinate the organization's response to funding opportunities issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank.

    Working closely with IRC country teams in Africa, particularly in the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit, the incumbent leads and supports proposal development efforts in the region, as well as in other IRC country programs as opportunities arise and circumstances permit.

    The incumbent also contributes to efforts to cultivate and develop new funding relationships for IRC with regional donors. This position requires international travel for periods of up to six weeks, with such travel amounting to approximately 40% of the time.

    Based in IRC's office in Nairobi, the BDO-Africa will report to the Senior Business Development Officer (Senior BDO) and collaborate closely with IRC's Horn and East Africa Region (with the Regional Director as his/her primary contact in Nairobi).

    Close collaboration with country program staff in the Horn and East Africa Region as well as other International Programs and Finance staff will be critical to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as proposal team leader and/or lead writer for select proposals, as determined by the Senior BDO in coordination with the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit;
  • Support select IRC country programs to develop, write and submit competitive proposals;
  • Identify and secure sectoral and functional expertise required to pursue specific funding opportunities;
  • Ensure proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and IRC requirements;
  • Promote consistent adherence to quality new business and proposal development practices;
  • Oversee proposal development production schedules against established deadlines and benchmarks;
  • Work with select country programs to undertake donor mapping, cultivations and representation activities;
  • With the Horn and East Africa Regional Director, meet and establish relationships with Nairobi-based and regional donors;
  • Under direction of the Senior BDO, initiate and maintain up-to-date business development plans with country programs;
  • Coordinate with IRC Finance staff to support proposal budgets;
  • Facilitate best and final offer negotiations, including negotiation of terms and conditions of awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets and budget narratives;
  • Develop capability statements and other standardized templates to facilitate proposal development processes and enhance competitiveness of submissions;
  • Work with BDU to identify proposal development capacity needs and provide training, coaching and technical assistance that responds to identified needs;
  • Work with the BDU's Program Manager to maintain relevant proposal development information;
  • Participate in special projects, as needed;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in international development, political science, or other related field. Advanced degree a plus;
  • Minimum five years' progressive experience in drafting winning proposals for USG and other public donors;
  • Demonstrated writing skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues as team leader or team member;
  • Previous work experience in U.S. Government grants administration and proven knowledge of U.S. Government regulations regarding grants and contracts;
  • Experience and knowledge of Africa strongly welcomed;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;
  • French language skills a plus;
  • Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time;
  • Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software;
  • Desire to learn about IRC, its programs and its staff.

    To apply submit resume and salary requirements on-line: International Rescue Committee

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please follow this link to apply: Officer, Business Development

    Closing date: 25 September 2015


    Airkenya Express Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Airkenya Express Ltd

    Licensed Aircraft Engineers

    Ref No: ENG/02/072015

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree or Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Valid Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License in Category A and C
  • Pratt & Whitney PT6A –series Type Rating
  • Cessna 208b / Twin Otter / PT6A series experience ratings will be an added advantage
  • Have a minimum of 5yrs total aircraft maintenance experience.
  • Have good communication skills & be a team player
  • Computer Literate – experience with digitized libraries and maintenance tracking / planning software is an added advantage

    Working Conditions: Responsibilities may require evening and weekend / holidays on duty or standby.

    Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration, employer and contact details to hr@airkenya.com

    Applications must cite Job ref. number in the subject heading.

    Closing date: 31st August 2015


    Carrefour Hypermarket Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Public Relations Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Retail

    Client: Carrefour

    Our client, Carrefour is one of the largest French hypermarket chains in the world with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011 and more than 21,000 employees from more than 68 nationalities.

    Carrefour is venturing into the Kenyan market and seeking to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven Public Relations Manager.

    The ideal candidate will have strong experience in a similar role and be responsible for the following key responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represents and assists the company in relations with the authorities and officials entities.
  • Facilitates meetings with relevant authorities
  • Advises managers in social events selection for company representation.
  • Be aware and reports to management events, changes in laws, regulations
  • Develop and implement strategic PR programs to achieve significant increases in brand awareness
  • Identify key media outlets
  • Develop compelling story angles
  • Cultivate relationships with key business journalists in national and trade publications
  • Pitch stories to both national and local media. Achieve highest visibility in print, broadcast, TV and online media outlets
  • Write clear and compelling pitch letters, press releases and by-lined articles
  • Identify media trends, news cycles and spin opportunities
  • Proactively manage editorial calendars.
  • Analyze and measure results of PR programs

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Law, Public Relations, International Relations
  • Good networking abilities
  • High sense of ethics and integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation and moderation skills
  • Knowledge of government bodies and organizations

    2. Decorations Manager Location: Nairobi Industry: Retail

    Client: Carrefour

    Our client, Carrefour is one of the largest French hypermarket chains in the world with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011 and more than 21,000 employees from more than 68 nationalities.

    Carrefour is venturing into the Kenyan market and seeking to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven Decorations Manager.

    The ideal candidate will have strong experience in a similar role and be responsible for the following key responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer to customers a good shopping experience by a good store aesthetic and relevant information displays.
  • Produce and Display decoration and store signage according to decoration book
  • Manage and follow up decorations supplies expenses according to budget
  • Propose creative ideas within Carrefour standards
  • Sourcing free or low-cost hardwearing and big statement installations and interactive artworks for the site and ensuring health & safety needs are met, including gathering proof of insurances where required.
  • Being resourceful and researching for suppliers of free or low-cost fabrics and decoration supplies.
  • Taking charge of measuring the site, identifying points of need, distributing supplies and managing decoration team to develop and dress areas. Must be willing to roll up sleeves and get hands dirty.

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Graphic Design or Advertising ( with some Graphic Design knowledge)
  • Extensive experience in a similar field and/or Advertising
  • Relevant software knowledge
  • Adaptability and availability
  • Customer Service Oriented

    To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before 1st August, 2015.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line and expected remuneration.


    Pwani Feeds Jobs in Kenya

    1. Payable Accountant

    Overall Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Accountant the Payable Accountant will be responsible for managing the Account payable.

    The job holder will provide expertise in payable analysis and reports to achieve the Company’s strategy for growth and profit objectives.

    Key Result Areas

  • Posting the invoices in to the system.
  • Processing of payments within credit period
  • Able to reconcile creditor’s statement and ironing out any differences.
  • Conversant with withholding tax and preparing the certificates.
  • Preparing accrual schedules and posting them in the system.
  • Preparing prepayment schedules and monitoring the ledgers
  • Management of utility accounts
  • Prepayment and control accounts
  • Monthly schedule for creditor aging
  • List of PD cheques payables
  • Consultancy fee and withholding tax certificates
  • Management of payable accounts and suppliers reconciliations.
  • Writing cheques, posting of payment and following up of Suppliers payment.
  • Any other duties assigned by directors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • CPA part 2 section 4
  • B Com or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Over 2 years payable Accounts experience.
  • Thorough business execution and operational excellence
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    2. Sales Coordinator

    Job Purpose: Under the direction of the sales and marketing manager– the job holder’s primary role is to invoice all orders that have been received as well as prepare the end of day sales analysis reports required.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Invoicing all orders received and making calls to customers to pick the order.
  • Posting Sales Return Notes and depot stock movement
  • Preparing the daily sales register and raising the daily van sale summary form for each vehicle as per the sales register for that day
  • Preparing the daily route performance analysis
  • Providing the following sales analysis reports
  • Attendance of the sales repsentatives meeting once a week sales performance per sales representative and sales performance by routes for review in the sales meeting every Thursday

    Skills and Specifications

  • Speed of invoicing
  • Accuracy in invoicing
  • Efficiency of relaying information and communicating when faced with challenges
  • Timely sending of all above reports within the timelines advised above
  • Teamwork
  • Maintaining a high level of delivery efficiency
  • Ability to plan ahead and create a personal work plan to ensure all daily tasks are achieved
  • Ability to work under pressure

    Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Sales and Marketing
  • Proficiency in computers Ms-office applications
  • Understand and can fluently speak Kikuyu- to be able to handle central region sales.

    If you meet the above requirements please send your CV to hro@pwanifeeds.co.ke including your current pay.

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    31st August 2015


    Max Child Care Secretary Jobs in Kenya

    Max Child Care is NOW Hiring!

    Max Child Care is a leading company in Child Care in Kenya.

    We scout, carry out background check, train and place highly qualified nannies with different families across the country.

    We are currently hiring individuals who will be training our nannies.

    We are looking for individuals who are passionate about kids’ health and safety.

    If you think you care about kids and can easily tutor others, then we are looking for you.

    Below are the minimum requirements

    1. Secretary

  • Superior writing and reporting skills
  • Minimum K.C.S.E certificate
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively
  • Can work on different projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Highly organized and punctual
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet programs

    Child Care Specialist and Nutrition Specialist (Two different positions)

    Graduated from a reputable institution with relevant degree (s)

  • Love working and taking care of children
  • Ability to communicate easily and effectively
  • Ability to easily teach others about child development, nutrition and safety
  • Experience in teaching and leadership would be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Any other qualification and or certification would be an added advantage
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet programs

    If you meet the requirements above, feel free to reach us on maxchildcare@gmail.com.

    Please tell us why you will be a good fit for Max Child Care.

    Include all supporting documents (CVs, certificates, referees etc.)

    Closing Date: 31st August 2015


    Nuru Social Enterprises Job in Kisumu Kenya

    About the Organization: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises funds sustainable poverty eradication in rural communities by investing in local entrepreneurs and incubating a diverse portfolio of profitable businesses in the developing world.

    Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises is looking for an experienced professional to fill the position of Construction Site Manager.

    About the Position: The person shall directly report to the NKSE Business Line Managers. This is a short-term (6 month) contract to oversee the construction of a poultry facility and dairy-processing unit located in Kisumu, Nyanza Province of Kenya.

    Position: Construction Site Manager

    Employer: Nuru Social Enterprises, Ltd.

    Location: Kisumu, Nyanza Province, Kenya

    Job Type: Full Time, Short-term Contract (6 months)

    About the Organization: Nuru Social Enterprises is comprised of a Dairy, Poultry and Consumer Products Business lines currently working in western region of Kenya.

    Specific Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to prepare the site prior to the commencement of construction work (to set out the site and organize facilities), to plan and ensure that the construction projects meet agreed specifications, budgets and timescales and to oversee building work.

    General job duties include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Liaising and reporting progress, including with contract staff (such as architects and surveyors) as well as NKSE
  • Supervising contracted staff
  • Meeting contractors
  • Making safety inspections and ensuring construction and site safety
  • Checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings
  • Maintaining quality control procedures
  • Motivating the workforce/contractors
  • Problem solving
  • Using project management computer applications

    Specific job duties are as follows:

    Primary Project Management

  • Review material requirements forwarded from contractors and staff, cross checking as per the BQ or from orders provided
  • Confer with other supervisory personnel and project owners (NKSE), Architects, contractors, and other professionals to resolve matters such as work procedures, and site problems resolution, before and after Project commences
  • Prepare standard costs (prices) for each item as input into project costing.
  • Review Work program and timelines drawn up by managers, Construction Company or other contractors, and get the formal approval of all as well as check for appropriateness.
  • Provide regular updates to appropriate NKSE teams to ensure that all are involved in planned activities and that implementation is carried out appropriately by contractor(s).
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately related to construction

    Site Management

  • Plans and Controls use of resources on Site
  • Ensure all necessary resources are availed on site and inventory checked against delivery notes, that materials are secure and re-counted each day and ensures that deliveries are correct.
  • Monitor use of Labor, skill of labor required, and quantity of labor
  • Sourcing of lacking equipment which site may need
  • Arrange for Statutory Inspections and approvals on time
  • Checks for soundness of construction and reports any issues
  • Monitors Site Materials Deliver Book/Documentation
  • Formally follow up on all issues raised on site
  • Get approvals for all instructions which will have cost or structural impacts on the site
  • Monitor all activities of other Contractors and sub-contractors on Site
  • Review deliverables prepared by team
  • Ensure the timing of works fit into the original Works program/plan and timeline and report any delays
  • Negotiate subcontractor payments where applicable

    Communication

  • Serve the team through implementation of proper communication channels
  • Facilitates team and client meetings effectively.
  • Holds regular status meetings with project team.
  • Keeps project team well informed of changes within the construction process and implications
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Report to management all issues that have impact on project deliverables
  • Report to management all contractor related issues as they arise
  • Coordinate hand over site management procedures between parties

    Internal Operations

  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Leads internal teams/task forces
  • Approves contractor time and expense reports in according to contractor requirements
  • Assists in creating contract agreements
  • Reviews the status reports contractors, shares with NKSE Management and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies for materials and goods delivery and contractor work according to best practices

    Skills and Qualifications for Site Manager:

  • Degree/ Diploma in Structural Engineering preferred
  • 5 years of site / project management experience highly desirable
  • Commendable experience in running projects
  • Basic computer knowledge, especially packages that deal with BOQs
  • Thorough product knowledge of building materials
  • Construction background is preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Team working skills
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Swahili

    Working Conditions: Work will be performed on site and sometimes in office. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

    Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience. Nuru Social Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process: Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

    Kindly quote your current and expected salary.

    Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to jobs@nurusocialenterprises.org by August 1, 2015.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


    Regional Vender Acquisition Agents Jobs in Kenya

    Regional Vender Acquisition Agents

    Kenya power and lighting launched the pre-paid meter Services in 2009.

    It therefore became necessary to have the Electricity tokens availed to the market where prepayment meters have been commissioned.

    Informed by the Market need, KPLC appointed Professional Digital Systems Ltd. (PDSL) to roll out its nationwide vending services.

    PDSL has launched a fully integrated infrastructure to issue tokens real time through a Vending network to the various Point of Sales (POS) and Mobile telephone solutions.

    Recently postpaid billing has been added to the PDSL vending platform.

    PDSL continuous to acquire venders for this service country wide and targets to grow its vending outlets from 600 to 30,000 by the end of the year amongst other deliverables.

    PDSL seeks to recruit dynamic, self-driven, results oriented, hardworking, enthusiastic and qualified individual to fit in a team of vender acquisition agents to be based in the following regions in Kenya.

  • Coast Mombasa
  • Eastern
  • Rift valley Eldoret
  • Rift valley Kitale
  • Nyanza Kisumu
  • Western

    We are not offering relocation costs for any of the /regions positions.

    Ideally we seek candidates that are already located or willing to relocate in the specific areas.

    A retainer will be provided to the successful candidates.

    Required Qualifications

    Education:

  • Diploma / degree in sales and marketing, business, economics, finance, or related field is required.

    Experience:

  • Minimum requirement of at least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant position.

    Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge in sales and marketing. Acquiring venders is preferred.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to adapt in the face of change, synthesizes new information, and then provides sound advice to management.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work in a fast paced environment; and strong organizational skills.

    Language and Communication Skills:

  • The position requires strong communications, interpersonal, teamwork skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports sometimes with short deadlines.

    Advanced competency in MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

    Excellent English writing and editing skills, as well as an excellent ability to write reports is highly desirable.

    If you meet the above requirements, please e-mail, your application, detailed CV with copies of relevant certificates on or before Monday 3rd August 2015 to

    muchiri@pdslkenya.com

    The Commercial Manager
    Professional Digital Systems Ltd.
    4th Floor, Professional Center Building, Off-Ngong Road
    P.O Box 53952-0020


    IPOA Jobs in Kenya

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, which provides for civilian oversight over the work of the police.

    IPOA is mandated to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

    IPOA wishes to recruit results-oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following vacancies at the Authority:

    1. Research Assistant / Data Entry Clerks

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/19/2015

    Report to the Head of Human Capital.

    Successful applicants will be called upon to work for the Authority ON A NEEDS for a defined short period of time.

    Major duties and responsibilities

  • Planning and preparing source data for computer entry by sorting and compiling information;
  • Entering data into appropriate database fields, records, and files;
  • Receiving, verifying, correcting, updating and modifying information and documentation as required.
  • Efficient and timely preparation of reports for decision making;
  • Performing other supportive duties in line with the job position as may be assigned.

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For engagement an applicant must:

  • Be a degree holder;
  • Possess Computer skills and applications’ knowledge.
  • Required behavioral skills:
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;
  • A high sense of understanding of matters of data confidentiality;
  • Be a person of high integrity with a keen sense of detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively.

    2. Support Staff

    IPOA Grade 9

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/18/2015

    Reporting to Administrations Officer, the jobholder will be responsible for the general cleanliness and office support of IPOA offices.

    The jobholder will also be responsible for:

  • Ensuring dispatch of office letters and related correspondences;
  • Ensuring cleanliness of IPOA premises and offices;
  • Assisting in photocopying and documentation tasks;
  • Preparing and serving staff tea;
  • Undertaking day to day errands as required.

    The successful candidate will have Educational Qualifications: - KCSE mean grade D and 2 years relevant experience.

    A valid motorcycle riding license will be an added advantage

    3. Investigations Officer

    IPOA Grade 6

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/17/2015

    5 Positions

    Reports to the Head of Investigations.

    This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

    Major duties and responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;
  • Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
  • Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence in liaison with the Monitoring and Inspections Directorate;
  • Conduct impromptu visits to stations during inspection tours to audit police investigations into complaints against the service.
  • Conducting undercover investigations and surveillance operations;
  • Carrying out sting operations especially where ongoing misconduct is reported to the Authority;
  • Attending post-mortems;
  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner; and
  • Supporting prosecution process in court.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  • Ability to use computer application;

    Required behavioural skills:

    Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;

    4. Senior Investigations Officer

    IPOA Grade 5

    Ref: IPOA/HR/16/2015

    5 Positions

    Reports to the Director Investigations.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    The Investigations Officer will be responsible to the Head of Investigations. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Developing investigation/work plans for the cases allocated.
  • Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Leading investigations into cases undertaken by investigations teams;
  • Gathering and analysing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;
  • Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
  • Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence;
  • Attending post-mortems;
  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner; and
  • Supporting prosecution process in court
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • Served for a minimum period of three (2) years in investigatory work in a national or international investigation agency at the grade of Investigation Officer or Forensic Auditor or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • A valid driving license
  • Ability to use computer application; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance
  • Demonstrable knowledge in investigation, forensic audit and human rights.

    5. Procurement Assistant

    IPOA Grade 7

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/15/2015

    Reports to the Procurement Officer

    Major duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring proper procurement of Goods and Services within the framework of established policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring proper record keeping of all procurement records including tender documents and availing them when required;
  • Providing routine secretarial support to Procurement unit;
  • Assisting in development of indents, orders and requisitions;
  • Keeping an update of Procurement registry;
  • Keeping data of all the LSOs and LPOs;
  • Preparing GRNs, LSOs and LPOs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supplies Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Diploma in Supplies Management;
  • Two (2) years relevant working experience in the field of procurement with a reputable organization;
  • Membership to Kenya Institute of Supplies and Management.

    Required behavioral skills:

  • Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Possess Computer skills and applications’ knowledge.

    6. Senior Procurement Officer

    IPOA Grade 5

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/14/2015

    Reports to Head, Procurement

    Major duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring timely processing of tenders for procurement of goods and services within the framework of established policies and procedures;
  • Implementing the Authority’s policies and procedures;
  • Assisting in procurement documentation and supporting the Head of Procurement with secretarial duties of procurement committees;
  • Maintaining an accurate record of the Authority’s suppliers and service providers;
  • Providing support in Monitoring of the procurement functions in Liaison with user departments in drawing and managing procurement contracts;
  • Ensuring accurate and up-to date procurement files and other records;
  • In conjunction with departmental units, compiling a list of assets earmarked for disposal for submission to the Disposal Committee.
  • Ensuring the Local Purchase Orders are maintained and prepared accurately as per Tender and Procurement Committees’ resolutions;
  • Supervising the preparation of Goods Received Notes (GRNs), and signing of Delivery Notes;
  • Implementing annual departmental procurement plans in liaison with user departments as per the Authority’s approved material requirements;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors in Supplies Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Diploma in Supplies Management; Four (4) years relevant working experience in the field of procurement with a reputable organization;
  • Membership to Kenya Institute of Supplies and Management;
  • Managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Possess Computer skills and applications’ knowledge;
  • Hands on experience in E-Procurement will be an added advantage.

    Required behavioral skills:

  • Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;
  • Be an effective communicator with excellent negotiation and people leadership skills;

    7. Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    IPOA Grade 4

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/13/2015

    Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

    Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing and Implementing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and tools;
  • Undertaking Corporate Monitoring and Evaluation of performance against the strategy and work-plans;
  • Liaising with all departments of IPOA to develop, harmonize and define performance indicators;
  • Organizing for evaluation and impact studies and the use of data for improvement;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Bachelors in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science with proven equivalent qualification will be considered;
  • Five (5) years relevant working experience in the field of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Have experience in database / statistical management and data analysis;
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office and SPSS statistical package;

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A Candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;
  • Be an effective communicator with excellent negotiation and people leadership skills;

    Supervisory responsibilities: The Performance Monitoring and Evaluation officer will provide functional oversight to all departments with regards to Performance Monitoring and Evaluation function.

    Working relationships:

  • Internal – is part of Authority’s management Team. S\he works closely with Board members on regular basis.
  • External – interacts with various stakeholders/Publics and other professional bodies such as ISM, Police and academic institutions, business and industry leaders, consultants, among others.

    8. Senior Risk and Audit Officer

    IPOA Grade 5

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/12/2015

    Re-Advertisement

    Reports to the Head, Risk and Audit.

    Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing inputs and proposals for the update of standards, procedures and guidelines for internal audit in the organization;
  • Conducting audits of IPOA operations as per the approved risk based audit plan;
  • Conducting follow up audits;
  • Verifying the existence and safety of the Authority’s assets;
  • Preparing draft internal audit reports for presentation to Management;
  • Carrying out continuous risk assessment and evaluation; and
  • Assisting in the implementation of the IPOA risk management framework;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors in the following disciplines: Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Information Technology; or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Passed part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya examination or equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
  • Served in the grade of Risk & Audit Officer, for a minimum period of three (3) years or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • A certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A Candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;

    9. Head, Risk and Audit

    IPOA Grade 3

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/11/2015

    Reports to the Board functionally and to the CEO administratively.

    Supervises: Risk and Audit Staff.

    Major duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and reviewing Risk management policy;
  • Ensuring that the organization has a management strategy;
  • Developing internal audit and risk management processes;
  • Overseeing the internal audit of organizational systems and processes;
  • Undertaking risk assessment of operations;
  • Ensuring compliance of all relevant laws;
  • Spearheading development of risk audit a security policy on staff, premises and information;
  • Conducting staff training on risk management, security and audit processes;
  • Developing the Authority’s annual audit plan;
  • Facilitating the organization’s annual auditing by the Auditor General.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors in either of the following disciplines: Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or any related discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in either of the following disciplines: Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or any related discipline from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Must be a CPA (K) holder;
  • Be a certified Information Systems Auditor or an equivalent qualification;
  • Have at least eight (8) years Senior Management experience in Audit;
  • Be a member of a recognized professional body (Institute of Internal Auditors)
  • Have experience of working with a diverse workforce;
  • Demonstrate the highest level of ethical behavior and standards;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrated experience in result based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills;
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce and be a team player;
  • Be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.

  • Supervisory responsibilities: The Head of Risk and Audit has day to day supervision and management of risk and audit staff. The Head will provide administrative and functional oversight to all Audit staff.

    Working relationships:

  • Internal – is part of Authority’s senior management Team. S/he works closely with Board members on regular basis.
  • External – interacts with various stakeholders/Publics and other professional bodies such as ISM, Police and academic institutions, business and industry leaders, consultants, among others.

    10. Head, Inspections and Monitoring

    IPOA Grade 3

    Job Ref: IPOA/HR/10/2015

    Reports to Director, Inspections and Monitoring

    Major duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and Implementing Strategies, Policies and programmes on Inspections and monitoring activities;
  • Managing and providing strategic leadership to the inspections and monitoring teams to gather information and conduct physical inspections of police premises and detention facilities under the control of the National Police Service;
  • Developing and implementing departmental annual work-plans and budgets;
  • Continuously reviewing the Monitoring and Inspections tools, ensuring that they meet the expected standards;
  • Evaluating the performance of team members on annual basis and identifying existing gaps;
  • Ensuring that the inspections and monitoring team members have clearly defined responsibilities and performance objectives;
  • Ensuring all inspections and monitoring outcomes meet required standards in methodology and design;
  • Advising on inspections and monitoring plan and budget review;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of key performance indicators and production of timely and accurate reports such as semi-annual Performance reports and annual reports;
  • Ensuring proper management of the department’s information, records and resources;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Profile:

  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Required functional skills:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors in either of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in either of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Chief Inspection and Monitoring officer or eight (8) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public
  • Service or Private Sector;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and capability in work performance.
  • Experience of working with a diverse workforce;

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;
  • Demonstrate experience in result based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.

    Supervisory responsibilities:

    The Head of Inspections and Monitoring has day to day supervision and management of staff and, provide administrative and functional oversight to all Inspections and Monitoring staff.

    Working relationships:

  • Internal – is part of Authority’s senior management Team. S/he works closely with Directors in other departments on a regular basis.

  • External – interacts with various stakeholders/Publics and other professional bodies such as ISM, Police and academic institutions, business and industry leaders, consultants, among others.

    How to Apply

    Interested persons should view detailed job descriptions and fill ONLY ONE application form (a href="http://www.ipoa.go.ke/images/press/24.7.2015IPOAJobApplicationForm.pdf" target=_blank STYLE="TEXT-DECORATION: NONE"> CLICK HERE to download ). No other application formats will be accepted.

    Applications in a sealed envelope with the job reference number clearly marked should be received by the undersigned on or before Friday 14th August 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
    ACK Garden Annex, 3rd Floor, 1st Ngong Avenue.
    P.O. Box 23035-00100,
    Nairobi.

    Email: careers@ipoa.go.ke

    IPOA is an equal opportunity employer.


    Oxfam Regional Programme Quality Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Regional Programme Quality Lead

    Level C1

    Contract type: 18 months Fixed Term

    Salary: Competitive

    To be based in Nairobi Kenya

    Poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s just plain wrong that’s why at Oxfam we fight poverty at its roots, with simple, smart solutions.

    We combine emergency response work, long-term development programmes and campaigning for lasting change.

    The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda.

    The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi. We have a mandate to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes across the region in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

    The Role: This role reports to the Regional Director – HECA and you will be the main point of reference in the region, to maintain oversight and provide strategic leadership on Oxfam GB’s ability to deliver effectively in the area of Programme Quality Management (PQM) in HECA region, including evidence-based programme design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), Programme Cycle Management (PCM) and partnership management.

    You will build a culture of high quality programme delivery and evidence-based programme design and management in HECA by collaborating closely with, and influencing, members of the Regional Leadership and Management Teams to deliver effectively on Oxfam’s standards for programme quality management and the goals of the HECA Vision.

    The role leads implementation of HECA strategies for enhancing programme quality in country and regional programmes, in line with the objectives and ambition of the Oxfam Strategic Plan (OSP) and minimum standards.

    You will monitor and coordinate country and Regional Centre implementation of Mandatory Procedures for programme planning and reporting at country and regional levels including Country Annual Plans, Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs), Country Annual Reports, Programme Monitoring Reviews, Programme Quality Reviews, Quarterly Monitoring Reports (QMR), Global Effectiveness Review and Global Output Reporting.

    What we are looking for?

    To be successful in this role, you will have a degree or Masters in developmental studies or relevant field.

    It is essential that you have in-depth experience in Programme Quality Management, coupled with excellent understanding of a broad range of programme quality issues, especially around Programme Development and Design, Theories of Change, MEAL, Project Cycle Management and Partnership Management.

    You will have proven success in identifying and co-creating strategic initiatives to collectively improve programmes in HECA.

    You will have strong influencing skills especially in dealing with country management teams and advisers coupled with the ability to play a key role within the regional leadership team and the Regional Management Team.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally, as well as ability to travel up to 50% of the time from the regional base, are essential parts of the role.

    How to Apply

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online using this link: Regional Programme Quality Lead submit your cover letter and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts.

    The closing date: 14th August 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    Oxfam Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Consultancy Opportunity

    Call for Consultancy

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Consultancy

    Make a difference, where it really counts

    Community Driven Livelihood and Food Security Initiatives (CLFSI) Phase 2 Project

    Oxfam is seeking an outstanding firm to undertake a MEAL, project audit and process documentation for CLFSI project in Lower and Middle juba.

    The Role: To undertake comprehensive audit / study on implementation processes, monitor progress, document lesson learnt, best practices, human success stories and evaluate impact of the project with keen focus on gender, community capacities including project committees involvements as well as impact of the project on the environment.

    The consultant will required to conceptualize the project documents in order to qualify whether the process is in line with expectations and addressing community food security and livelihoods needs.

    The person/firm

    A degree in Economics, Agriculture Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, community development, Food Security, Sociology or a related field.

    Prior experience in undertaking Food Security and Livelihoods studies, project process audit monitoring, evaluations, accountability and documentation of lessons and best practices in Somalia particularly in Middle and Lower Juba will be strongly preferred.

    Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis and written communication skills. Excellent Analytical and report writing and presentation skills.

    Please find the detailed ToR attached in this link: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Consultancy

    How to apply:

    This is an opportunity for experienced and highly motivated professionals, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the ideal firm/candidate, look at the full TOR and submit your application to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

    The closing date: 11th August 2015.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    SymbioCity Kenya Urban Development Planners and Pilot Projects Coordinator Jobs

    SymbioCity Kenya recruiting two Urban Development Planners and one Pilot Projects Coordinator

    Council of Governors of Kenya (CoG) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) are supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) to develop and apply the SymbioCity Approach in Kenya – a concept for sustainable urban development with emphasis on improving living conditions for the citizens in urban environments.

    The SymbioCity Kenya Programme is seeking to engage two SymbioCity Urban Development Planners (UDPs) and a Pilot Coordinator (PC) to take the lead in planning, managing and coordinating pilot projects in seven Kenyan counties.

    1. Urban Development Planner

    2 Positions

    Summary Qualifications and Experience

    Registered planner with 5 year working experience

    Duration: 3-year contract

    2. Pilot Projects Coordinator

    1 Position

    Summary Qualifications and Experience

    Relevant undergraduate degree; five year working experience; familiarity with public sector processes

    Duration: 3-year contract

    Full Terms of reference for the positions

    The documents below provide information to potential Applicants (those submitting proposals) for the position/s about how to submit their proposal.

    For Urban Development Planners:

    Cover page template

    Terms of Reference and Request for proposals

    For Pilot Coordinator:

    Cover page template

    Terms of Reference and Request for proposals

    Information relevant for both positions:

    SymbioCity summary in Kiswahili

    SymbioCity

    How to Apply

    Applications to be sent to:

    Urban Development Planners – undp@symbiocitykenya.org

    Pilot Coordinator – coordinator@symbiocitykenya.org

    Interested and qualified persons should apply on or before 10th August 2015 at 8 am.

    Symbiocity Kenya will only respond to applicants who meet the stated requirements.

    Applications received via any other means, or after the deadline, will not be considered.

    SKL International is an equal opportunity employer.


    PATH County Policy and Advocacy Officer Job in Kenya

    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children.

    PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department is seeking a County Policy and Advocacy Officer to support advocacy and policy initiatives in the areas of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in counties in Kenya, with a specific focus on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care strengthening.

    The County Policy and Advocacy Officer based in either Kakamega or Homa Bay County will report to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer and will be responsible for the following key activities:

  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies and corresponding activities to advance specific policy changes in support of MNCH at the county and sub-county level in consultation with the APP team in Kenya.
  • Cultivating and strengthening relationships with targeted County level policymakers, government and ministerial officials and staff, and key opinion leaders to promote priority policy changes.
  • Building relationships with key actors, stakeholders, and county level civil society organizations working in the areas of MNCH, advocacy, and policy and program implementation within the select counties.
  • Collaborating with communications teams within PATH to develop innovative advocacy materials and dissemination approaches to effectively promote priority policy changes to key policymakers and other external audiences.
  • Representing PATH and APP at county and national level conferences and events as appropriate.
  • Planning and coordinating related events, which may include advocacy and outreach meetings, workshops, briefings, and conferences.
  • Tracking donor and organizational reporting requirements and report preparation as necessary.

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to influence and achieve health- or development-related policy outcomes.
  • In depth knowledge of MNCH, specifically as it pertains to the environment in Western Kenya.
  • Extensive knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Western Kenya and the country as a whole.
  • In depth understanding of the devolved county structure and decision making processes is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner.
  • Willingness to travel between Kakamega and Homa Bay on a regular basis; additional travel as necessary.

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; plus a minimum of five to seven years of professional experience developing and implementing a wide variety of advocacy and policy initiatives in MNCH in the Kenyan context.
  • Experience in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.

    For more details and the application procedure please visit our website County Policy and Advocacy Officer

    Closing date: 31st August 2015


    BBC Media Action Jobs in Kenya

    BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people to understand their rights.

    We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues.

    We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

    We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response.

    BBC Media Action in Kenya seeks to fill the following positions, pending funding:

    1. Research Manager

    At BBC Media Action, our work is built on insights from our research and engagement with communities. For this reason we seek to recruit a Research Manager to support this process.

    The Research Manager leads on the delivery of innovative media and development research to support Media Action’s work in Kenya and Somalia.

    S/he leads the design and delivery of research, preparation of reports and delivering of research presentations in line with project requirements.

    S/he will manage all aspects of audience research activities conducted to inform the strategy, content and quality and to evaluate the impact of Media Action’s projects in Kenya and Somalia.

    2. Project Manager

    The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of a range of diverse media projects including, securing funding for new projects.

    S/he will oversee financial management of projects and report on editorial and operational progress.

    The Project Manager will occasionally represent Media Action in country to key stakeholders and ensure effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of partners including broadcasters, NGOs, international development agencies and others.

    3. Broadcast Mentor

    The Broadcast Mentor will be responsible for combining direct/remote support and in situ development of radio programmes to our broadcast partners.

    The Mentor will train and support broadcast partners in technical areas, editorial practice, programme planning, content management, production and programme design, in accordance with agreed plans.

    S/he will also monitor the progress of broadcast partner staff throughout the capacity building programme, and assist in research and evaluation as needed.

    We are recruiting for 2 Broadcast Mentors.

    One Broadcast Mentor will work with our partner stations in Baringo and Samburu.

    While the other Broadcast Mentor will be based in Kilifi on a part-time basis.

    We are not offering relocation costs for any of the positions.

    Ideally, we seek candidates that are already located in the specific areas.

    The full job descriptions for these positions can be downloaded at: BBC Media Action Jobs in Kenya

    Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter which outlines their experience and suitability for the role to: infokenya@bbcmediaaction.org, with the name of the position applied for in the subject line by end of day Friday – 7th August 2015.

    These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Kenya.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


    Oxfam Institutional Funding Associate Director Job in Oxford / Nairobi

    Oxfam International

    Job Title: Associate Director of Institutional Funding

    Location: Oxford, Nairobi (UK, Kenya)

    Type of Contract: Approximately 2 years if based in UK (Possible subsequent relocation to Nairobi in line with the requirements of the role.)

    Reference: OXFAM-ADIF

    Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

    Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.

    One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

    Job Purpose: The Associate Director of Institutional Funding will manage the institutional funding function within the OI secretariat so as to support the confederation to grow Oxfam income and partnerships at global level in order to resource their program strategy.

    The post holder will be expected to work across the confederation of OI affiliates in achieving the global strategy and be the primary link for institutional fundraising in the confederation’s global fundraising architecture.

    Key Responsibilities

    The post-holder will be responsible for the following areas: Change management, Resource mobilization strategies, Functional leadership in the confederation, Team management, Donor account management, Capacity building, Systems development, Learning and development strategies, Investments in resource mobilization, Budget responsibilities:

    Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement organizational resource mobilization strategies at scale and plans for measuring effectiveness.
  • Track record of success in developing successful partnerships and proposals with institutional donors.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing organizational level capacity building initiatives to deliver business improvements.
  • Knowledge or experience of strategic investments on behalf of collective stakeholders in order to deliver financial benefits.
  • Track record of managing teams with responsibility for resource mobilization activities.
  • Track record of experience in external representation at a senior level with bilateral donors, multilateral agencies, and international foundations.
  • Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information on how to apply and for a full Job Description please refer to Associate Director of Institutional Funding

    Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to applications@missiontalent.com stating OXFAM-ADIF/+your surname in the subject line.

    Closing Date: 20th August 2015


    Oxfam Campaigns and Media Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Campaigns and Media Officer

    Nairobi with frequent travel throughout Somalia

    Full time

    Contract period: 1 year with the possibility for extension

    Based in Nairobi Kenya

    Are you a creative, dynamic, and passionate advocate for Somalia?

    Oxfam is looking for an outstanding individual to fill the newly created position of Campaigns and Media Officer in our Somalia team, where you will spearhead activism and campaigns, lead Oxfam’s efforts to engage the media, and maintain Oxfam’s position as one of the leading NGOs in Somalia.

    The Role: In practice, this means you will be expected to build strong relationships with key media targets consistently to deliver high quality media coverage in Somalia and internationally.

    Your campaigning efforts—online and off—will build and promote the initiatives and ideas of our Somali partners, and the desires and needs of Somali communities and individuals.

    You will also need to be able to negotiate within a large networked organisation and across coalitions to ensure that Oxfam affiliates worldwide engage in and deliver on Somalia media and campaigns work.

    The Person: If you have an exceptional understanding of Somalia, a knack or conceiving and working on your own initiatives, an address book packed with media contacts, flawless communication skills in English and Somali, ability to use social media for impact, and a passion for achieving changes for the good, this is the perfect job for you.

    Refer to the job description online Campaigns and Media Officer and apply with your CV and a letter of motivation to somalijobs@oxfam.org.uk by: 14 August 2015

    Note: This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    Oxfam Southern Engagement & Influencing Lead, Inequality Campaign Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Oxfam International

    1. Job title: Southern Engagement & Influencing Lead, Inequality Campaign One year fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension)

    Based in: Nairobi (preferred) (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment)

    Salary: Competitive

    Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

    One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

    Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

    We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

    This post will be part of the OI Secretariat, and Oxfam’s Inequality (Even It Up!) Campaign Team, which operates remotely across the globe.

    In October 2015, Oxfam launched a new monumental global campaign to end economic inequality. Even It Up is currently active across 30+ countries worldwide, of which over half are in the global south.

    We are looking for an exceptional senior campaigner to provide crucial leadership and support to the engagement of campaigns teams from the global south in the Even It Up campaign – ensuring momentum, resourcing and alignment between the global to regional and national objectives and strategies, and across Oxfam teams.

    The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the ongoing power analysis and strategic direction of the campaign, and provide leadership and oversight on key global campaign projects and activities.

    The successful applicant will have extensive experience with building and implementing dynamic and successful campaigns and advocacy strategies at the global level and in the global south, as well as a strong understanding of principles for successful influencing of political and private sector targets in the global south specifically.

    S/he will have keen leadership skills, with an ability to lead and navigate complex group dynamics to build collaborative relationships and to lead the development and implementation of large projects.

    Fluency in English required. French and Spanish fluency would be advantageous to the post holder.

    If you would like to apply for this jobs please do so via our website using the following link: Southern Engagement & Influencing Lead, Inequality Campaign

    Closing date: August 6th 2015 17:00 BST

    Interviews: w/c 17th August


    UNDP Kenya Devolution Programme Jobs

    United Nations Development Programme

    UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following positions in the Devolution Programme.

    UNDP Kenya is supporting devolution through a project implemented together with the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders.

    UNDP Kenya will engage at both national and county levels and work with Development Partners in supporting the effective implementation of devolution.

    This project will be implemented within the framework of the Joint UN Strategy on Devolution and will see a number of national and county level interventions implemented with the two levels of government and in conjunction with UN Agencies and Development Partners in Kenya.

    The project’s seeks to achieve amongst other deliverables: strengthened policy and legal frameworks for devolved governance; strengthened and aligned capacities at national and county levels; enhanced service delivery mechanisms and resilience for disaster risk management; peace building and conflict prevention; strengthened citizen engagement in devolved governance; integrated service delivery demonstrated in select counties.

    To effectively support the implementation of this project and realization stipulated results, UNDP is seeking to fill the following positions within the Devolution Programme:

    Post Title: Project Manager

    Contract Type: Service Contract
    Grade/Band: SB5 /SC10 (equivalent to NOC)
    Direct Supervisor: Devolution Advisor
    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Post Title: Project Officer

    Contract Type: Service Contract
    Grade/Band: SC - SB4/9 (equivalent to NOB)
    Direct Supervisor: Project Manager
    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Post Title: Procurement Officer

    Contract Type: Service Contract
    Grade/Band: SB4/SC 8 (equivalent to NOA)
    Direct Supervisor: Project Manager
    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Closing Date: 7 August 2015

    For the full terms of reference and application procedures please access the UNDP e-recruitment portal through the following link – UNDP erecruit (How to apply)

    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”.


    LVSWSB Jobs in Kenya

    Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB) was established on 12th March 2004 vide gazette notice No.1714 under the Water Act 2002 as a State Corporation.

    It is responsible for the provision of efficient and economical Water and Sanitation Services in Kisumu, Kericho, Bomet, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya and some parts of Nandi and Narok Counties.

    Lake Victoria South Water Services Board wishes to recruit a self-driven; result oriented, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the following vacant position:

    1. Corporate Communications Officer

    Ref: HR. 6/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be reporting to Chief Manager Corporate planning and be responsible for the following functions:-

  • Building and maintaining good corporate image of the Board.
  • Articulation of the Boards position on various issues to the public.
  • Development and implementation of public relations activities in the Board.
  • Planning and executing external communication including a proactive media relations strategy.
  • Developing communication strategies, materials, stocking and maintaining of the Board resource Centre.
  • Preparing publications of newsletters and other information materials.
  • Co-ordination of corporate events and corporate social responsibility activities.

    Requirements for Appointment

    The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:-

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication with at least 3 years’ experience in Corporate Communications in a busy institution.
  • Possession of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations will be an added advantage.
  • Have demonstrated high professional skills in corporate communications.
  • Have good interpersonal relations and be fluent in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Be proficient in Information Technology skills.

    2. Manager - Urban Water Service Providers

    Ref: HR. 5/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Manager Technical Services and be responsible for:-

  • Design, planning, Development and supervision of water and sanitation projects
  • Developing and licensing Urban Water Service Providers
  • Preparation of Service Provision Agreements (SPA).
  • Supporting Water Service Providers in developing and implementing strategies for improving the provision of water and sanitation services.
  • Monitoring of Water Service Providers to ensure provision of quality, economical and efficient water and sanitation service.
  • Ensuring compliance with Service Provision Agreements by Water Service Providers.
  • Support the water service providers in formulating water tariffs.
  • Assist in the follow up of WSPs obligation to servicing of loans through periodic remission of loan repayments.
  • Monitor regulation of WSPs and draw up technical assistance plans for improvement of water supply and sanitation services for the Board e.g. non-revenue water management systems.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position the successful candidate must:-

  • Have at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in water and sanitation project design, implementation and management.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in management of a water utility or related infrastructural field.
  • Should be familiar with water service providers regulatory frame work, including preparation and execution of Service Provision Agreements.
  • Be a graduate Engineer with Engineering Registration Board of Kenya with or seeking corporate membership of IEK.
  • Have computer knowledge
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.

    3. Manager - Planning and Design

    Ref: HR. 4/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be reporting to Chief Manager Technical Services and be responsible for:

  • Engineering planning, designing and implementing cost effective water and sanitation infrastructure aimed at expanding coverage and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensuring growth and sustainability of existing and new water and sanitation projects by developing strategies and proposals for improvement or development of new ones.
  • Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in engineering, project design and implementation
  • Carrying out project identification, feasibility study, preparation of tender documents and project appraisals.
  • Assist development of strategic and business plans.
  • Assist in preparing, coordinating implementation, monitoring and reporting the progress of the Board’s performance contract.
  • Monitoring implementation of projects and ensure timely delivery of performance targets.
  • Assist in developing project proposals in liaison with stake holders and development partners.
  • Assist in developing project financial projections /proposals for use in sourcing for project funds.

    Required Qualifications

    For appointment to this position the successful candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 8 years’ experience in water and sanitation project planning, design, implementation and management, with at least 3 years hands on experience in design office practice and supervision of civil engineering works.
  • Have experience in contract management.
  • Experience in managing engineering design office or in charge of design team will be an added advantage
  • Be a registered Engineer with EBK or a member of IEK
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD or other design software (water) is mandatory.
  • He or she should have initiative, a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused to achieving board objectives.

    4. Chief Manager - Corporate Planning

    Ref: HR. 3/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be on three (3) years renewable contract terms of service and will report to Chief Executive Officer.

  • He or she will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Managing the overall business planning of the Board.
  • Providing strategic thinking and forward planning/forecasting.
  • Co-ordination of the implementation of the Board’s strategic plan.
  • Carrying out feasibility study and determining viability of projects.
  • Carrying out project planning, appraisal, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Carrying out research and development activities
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the Board’s overall performance and preparation of performance reports.
  • Preparation of periodic reviews on programme implementation, updating of performance indicators and making short and long term planning on projects.
  • Coordinate Board corporate affairs which include legal, corporate communication and Board affairs.
  • Monitoring of adherence to the Board’s customer service standards.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Economics or any other equivalent qualifications
  • Post graduate diploma in Statistics, Economics or Planning and/or Masters in Economics or Planning will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 8 years’ experience in a large corporate organization three of which should be in Corporate and Business planning.
  • Be proficient in IT knowledge

    5. Chief Manager Finance

    Ref: HR. 2/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be on three (3) years renewable contract terms of service and will report to Chief Executive Officer.

    He or she will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Formulation and implementation of sound financial policies, procedures, strategies and systems.
  • Manage financial resources effectively and efficiently through the development of activity based budgets and implementation of strict budgetary control measures.
  • Analyzing the Board’s financial reports and advising management on appropriate financial performance improvement strategies.
  • Manage daily financial transactions and ensures that they are carried out in accordance with acceptable accounting standards and statutory requirements.
  • Work with different departments in the Board in evaluating the budget and ensuring that budgetary provisions are adhered to.
  • Managing all the Board’s internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting requirements.
  • Overseeing the production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial management accounts and other reports.
  • Overseeing procurement activities and ensuring procurement procedures and regulations are adhered to.

    Required Skills and Qualifications

    For appointment to this position the successful candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) from a recognized University and CPA (K).
  • Have work experience in ERP system or any other relevant accounting system.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance option) from a reputable university is an added advantage.
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in finance management in a busy organization preferably a public institution.
  • Must be a member of ICPAK
  • Experience in management of donor funds will be an added advantage.
  • Have good cash management skills and experience in tax management.
  • Have effectively coordinated internal and external audits in the past.
  • Have a good experience in preparation of final accounts according to the PFM Act.

    6. Chief Manager - Technical Services

    Ref: HR. 1/07/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be on three (3) years renewable contract terms of service and will report to Chief Executive Officer.

    He or she will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Coordinating all technical activities related to Planning, design and construction of Water and Sanitation facilities in the Board area.
  • Ensuring design, construction and maintenance standards are adhered to and maintained.
  • Development and coordination of Boards strategic and business plans for development of water and sanitation infrastructure in the Board area.
  • Designing and developing cost effective models for water appropriation, storage purification and distribution.
  • Designing and implementing strategies for continuous operational efficiency and sustainability of water and sanitation facilities.
  • Developing and contracting sustainable and viable Water Service Providers in urban and rural schemes.
  • Preparation of contract documents, reports and other statutory documents required by Government or development partners.
  • Development of project proposals and liaising with development partners for funding
  • Ensure effective supervision and monitoring of urban and rural water service providers
  • Preparing, executing and enforcing compliance to water and sanitation service agreements.

    Required Qualifications

    For appointment to this post the successful candidate must:-

  • Have at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in water and sewerage project design, implementation and management, four (4) years of which should have been in a senior management position.
  • Have experience in contract management.
  • Be a registered Engineer with EBK and or a corporate member of IEK.
  • Be proficient in use of computer packages.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions, please send your application attaching a detailed CV, certified copies of academic/professional certificates and testimonials stating your current position, remuneration and telephone contact to the following address by 13th August 2015, indicating “ Ref; No. of the specific job ” on the envelop.

    LVSWSB is an equal opportunity employer

    Persons with disability, women and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

    We are committed to the eradication of all forms of corruption in the Board.

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Lake Victoria South Water Services Board,
    Lavictors House Off-Ring Road Milimani,
    P. O. Box 3325,
    Kisumu

    Email: info@lvswaterboard.go.ke


    Deloitte Human Capital Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Consultant - Human Capital

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Firm Service: Consulting

    Reference Code: EAK-110372-EK

    Type of Position: Full-time

    Job Description: Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients.

    We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise.

    Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

    Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across six (6) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi.

    A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region - and an opportunity to grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment.

    You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

    We are seeking to recruit a Consultant in our Advisory department ‑ Human Capital in Kenya, focusing on the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Psychometric Assessments;
  • Organization Redesign;
  • Job Analysis and Job Evaluation;
  • Remuneration Surveys and Salary Structuring;
  • Skills Assessments;
  • Change Management.

    The Consultant's responsibilities will include the following:

  • Carry out all assignments in accordance with the Firm’s standards, risk procedures and methodologies, while conforming to agreed time and money budgets.
  • Execute assignments well and prepare working paper files and draft client reports for the engagement manager.
  • Maintain good client relationships by ensuring that client expectations are met expeditiously, queries are responded to or escalated in good time and deliver value added services.
  • Continuously seek ways to develop innovative practical solutions to clients’ issues/concerns and also provide best practices.
  • Promote practice economics by ensuring billing and collections are done expeditiously.
  • Perform administrative tasks within the department such assisting with recruitment, updating client databases and staff profiles and experience.
  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the profession and the country by participating in relevant HR fora, in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical HR business solutions.
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management and article writing within the department.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field/social science with a minimum upper second class
  • Masters degree in a business related field and work experience in a consulting firm will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, CIPD ,CHRP, SHRP) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' relevant work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal business communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Very good presentation skills.
  • Good understanding of HR best practices and application of the same.
  • Ability to multi-task and undertake research initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    To the successful candidates, the Firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

    If you meet the above requirements, CLICK HERE Consultant - Human Capital to submit you application online

    Closing date: 3 August 2015


    Deloitte Human Capital Business Analyst Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Business Analyst - Human Capital

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Firm Service: Consulting

    Reference Code: EAK-110371-EK

    Type of Position: Full-time

    Job Description: Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients.

    We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise.

    Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

    Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across six (6) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi.

    A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region - and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment.

    You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

    We are seeking to recruit a Business Analyst in our Advisory department ‑ Human Capital in Kenya, focusing on the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Psychometric Assessments;
  • Organization Redesign;
  • Job Analysis and Job Evaluation;
  • Remuneration Surveys and Salary Structuring;
  • Skills Assessments;
  • Change Management;

    The Business Analyst responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure availability of accurate and timely data on assigned tasks as required including using available knowledge sources optimally.
  • Ensure assigned work is completed within agreed time frames and carried out per approved methodologies and standards and within agreed budgets.
  • Learn and apply Deloitte standards, procedures and methodologies on assignments.
  • Assist in developing recommendations for corrective action/improvement.
  • Keep the engagement managers updated on any issues arising from the assignment.
  • Ensure that all client working papers are filed per approved guidelines and all client files are continually updated.
  • Develop and manage good client relations producing outputs which meet client and Firm expectations/standards.
  • Market the Firm with the aim of maintaining and winning new business.
  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the profession and the country, in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical business solutions.
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the department.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field/social science with a minimum upper second class.
  • Professional qualification in HR Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 1 year working experience.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of HR best practices and application of the same.
  • Ability to multi-task and undertake research initiatives; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    To the successful candidates, the firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

    If you meet the above requirements, CLICK HERE Job Title to submit you application online

    Closing date: 3 August 2015


    Safari Lodge Jobs in Kenya

    Unique Opportunities in Hospitality Industry (East Africa)

    Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group Uganda, operates several upscale wildlife lodges in East Africa.

    We are looking for highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals to fill certain vacancies.

    The positions would suit individuals who are looking for growth and a fresh challenge in the fast growing tourism sector in East Africa.

    All the lodges are located within National Parks and have all the facilities required for the modern travellers including and not limited to swimming pool, health club, conference facilities, business centre and WI-FI.

    01) Executive Chef

    The safari lodges have multiple outlets and substantial banqueting operation.

    Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for developing menus, ensuring quality food preparation and presentation, budgeting & menu analysis as well as training the kitchen brigade.

    The applicant should have suitable professional qualifications with 10 years of relevant experience with International and multi-cultural cuisines.

    02) Chief Engineer

    Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for maintenance of all facilities in the hotel to the highest standard.

    He/she should be conversant with the operations, service and repairs of modern equipment such as DG sets, water and swimming pool treatment plants, cold rooms, kitchen, laundry and spa equipment, electrical and fire systems, air- conditioning, entertainment and sound systems.

    The applicant should have a degree / diploma in mechanical or electrical engineering with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in three to five star hotels / safari lodges.

    The above positions carry an attractive compensation package and good working atmosphere with excellent savings potential, local living expenses, family housing, travel for self & family, gratuity and medical benefits.

    3. General Manager

    Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group Uganda, operates several upscale wildlife lodges in East Africa.

    We are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and motivated General Manager to manage one of our properties.

    The position would suit an individual who is looking for growth and a fresh challenge in the fast growing tourism sector in East Africa.

    The lodge has 50 plus guest rooms, 2 restaurants and bars, swimming pool, health spa, conference facilities and business centre.

    Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a holder of a recognized Graduate / post graduate level degree in the hospitality industry.
  • A minimum of 15 years practical operational experience, managing safari lodges, out of which 5 years should be as a General Manager.
  • Ability to manage the operations of an existing company, incorporating new ideas and ways to improve the existing operations.
  • To prepare and manage budgets, utilize profit and loss reports to control and take corrective action.
  • To formulate marketing strategies and achieve targets set by the company. Sustain the current good practices and bring in new practices to achieve guest delight.
  • The candidate should possess excellent communication and management skills, be presentable, and have practical knowledge of computerized systems, attention to details, with excellent organizational skills and follow through.
  • Good track record with approachable references.

  • Flexible and able to take on any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the company from time to time.

    A competitive salary, commensurate with the experiences and qualifications, will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Applications may be submitted to ghrm@madhvani.org within ten days of this advertisement.


    Pilot for Beechcraft Kingair B200 / Cessna 208B Job Vacancy

    Pilot for Beechcraft Kingair B200 / Cessna 208B

    The Madhvani Group, Uganda the owner of 7 lodges in East Africa is looking for a highly qualified and experienced licensed pilot for its tour operations entity Premier Safaris and for group corporate travel including flying directors and VIPS to various African destinations.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Must hold a valid East African / American C.P.L or A.T.P.L or equivalent foreign license, endorsed with a Beechcraft Kingair B200 / Cessna 208B “Type Rating” and currently flying a similar Type.

    With the following minimum flight hours:

  • Total Time = 4,000 hours
  • Hours on type (B200)/208B = 500 minimum P.I.C (Proline 21/G1000 -glass cockpit)
  • Turbine Time = 1,000 hours P.I.C
  • Multi – Engine Time = 1,500 hours P.I.C
  • Preferred age = 40 to 50 years

  • Knowledge of flying the caravan would be an advantage.

    The above position carries attractive compensation package and good working atmosphere with excellent savings potential, local living expenses, family housing, travel for self & family, gratuity, medical, etc.,

    Applicants willing to work in East/Central Africa need only apply within 14 days of this advertisement by mail to ghrm@madhvani.org

    Please send copies of logbook entries confirming experience and currency plus copies of valid license(s), indicating current & expected salary with detailed CV.

    All the applications will be treated in strict confidence.


    Avenue Healthcare Jobs in Kenya

    Avenue Healthcare: Provider based Health Maintenance Organization specializing in corporate medical schemes seeks hardworking, enthusiastic professionals for positions in our Nairobi and Kisumu Hospitals or our clinics in Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru.

    1. Registered Medical Practitioners

    Minimum Requirements: MB,ChB for full & part time positions in an innovative challenging hospital or outpatient clinic environment with a strong emphasis on preventive medicine,health education and patient-centred service.

    2. Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Minimum Requirements: Diploma in pharmaceutical technology from a recognized institution,current registration from the pharmacy and poisons board.

    3. Laboratory Technologist

    Minimum Requirements: Diploma in laboratory technology from a recognized institution,current registration from the Kenya Laboratory Technicians & Technologist board. If you meet the above requirements, please e-mail, or deliver your application, detailed CV with copies of relevant certificates on or before Monday 3rd August 2015 to:

    The Human Resources Manager

    Avenue Annex-Church road, Westlands Nairobi

    Avenue Hospital Kisumu-opp. Kibuye Market

    E-mail:vacancies@avenuehealthcare.com


    Mukurwe-ini Wakulima Dairy Jobs in Kenya

    Mukurwe-ini Wakulima Dairy Ltd invites applications for the following positions:

    1. Quality Manager

    This person should possess;

  • Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology and Management
  • Proven ability to achieve quality products and services

    2. Sales and Marketing Executive

  • Possesses at least Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • Proven ability to achieve set targets

    3. Assistant Credit Control Officer

  • Possess diploma in Credit Management
  • Demonstrate understanding of credit management principles
  • Demonstrate understanding of customer appraisal systems

    4. Feeds Factory Manager

    Re-Advertised

    Those who had applied need not to re-apply

    This person should possess;

  • Bachelor of science in Animal Production
  • Demonstrate success in Feeds production and nutrition services
  • Be highly organized, motivated and performance oriented.
  • All these positions require the following;
  • Have at least 3 years hands on experience in similar environment
  • Be hard working and works well under pressure
  • Be friendly and with positive attitude
  • Must have customer focus
  • Age of 27 years and above

    Apply enclosing your CV, credentials and testimonials, quoting your current and expected salary to:-

    The Human Resource Manager,
    Mukurwe-ini Wakulima Dairy Ltd,
    P.O. Box 232-10103,
    Mukurwe-ini

    Closing date is 7th August 2015 at 5.00pm

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    KCB Jobs in Kenya

    1. Senior Manager, IT Change Management

    Job Ref: IT 11/2015

    Department: IT

    The Position: Reporting to Head, Group IT Service Delivery, the role holder will be responsible for creating and implementing IT Change management strategies and policies, and maintain Problem, Change and Incident processes and procedures.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Create, maintain and communicate Change / Problem management strategies and policies.
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change process & problems; highlighting areas for improvement through continual service improvement program. Complete Change/problem management assessments.
  • Establish metrics and reporting on Risk and Compliance, root cause and error resolution tasks. Initiate, create and prepare technical reports to summarize results and/or trends.
  • Lead and coordinate Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings and activities.
  • Provide assurance on risk mitigation and minimize impact of change related events by chairing Change Management meetings with Application, Development, Infrastructure and Business Units, including any other stakeholder.
  • Provide stable and robust services as the organization's Problem Lead; manage the life cycle of Problems through root cause analysis, eliminating recurring incidents along with minimizing the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented.
  • Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of changes ensuring necessary assessments/approvals are carried out.
  • Ensure governance of the Change Management Policies and Procedures through continuous reporting, training and education.
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of high risk changes whilst managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Ensure tooling is in line with approved process, putting forward ideas for improvements and participate in testing new releases.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in an IT or Business related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in an IT or business related field will be an added advantage.
  • ITIL Certification is mandatory. Certification in Project/Change Management is essential.

  • At least 6 years’ management experience in a busy IT environment and must have:

    1. 4 years’ Experience in IT Business Systems.

    2. 3 years’ Experience in IT Projects

    3. 2 years’ Experience in IT Change Management/problems and ITIL Service Management methodology.

  • Experience in Emerging Technologies / Channels (e.g. Mobile and Internet Banking) including Banking Operations is preferred.
  • Vast understanding of the interaction between Change, Release and Configuration management with other Service Management disciplines.
  • Strong persuasive, influencing and negotiation skills with ability to positively and clearly communicate with varying audiences.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to establish new client, relationships generating new Business.
  • Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills

    The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    2. Medical Claims Analyst

    Job Ref: CBOK 08/2015

    Department: KCB Insurance

    The Position: Reporting to the Healthcare Administrator - Bancassurance, the role holder will be responsible for day to day engagement with medical providers to ensure quality healthcare provision to members of medical schemes as well as analysis of medical bills submitted for settlement.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a 24 hour on-call services in management of medical scheme issues.
  • Respond to queries, telephone calls, and letters from the various stakeholders regarding the Banks's medical scheme.
  • Review all medical/surgical billings for reasonable and necessary charges.Vet and analyse medical claims as per scope of cover whilst ensuring strict adherence to set guidelines and TAT.
  • Prepare members’ reimbursement claims and payment of the credit to the medical providers.
  • Prepare utilization reports as required by member / client.
  • Ensure reconciliation of medical providers’ bills & accounts on an ongoing basis or on demand including visits to providers; recommend appropriate payment of dispute of billing, as necessary.
  • Evaluate claims referred for medical management and make recommendations for follow-up, further investigation or documentation as necessary.
  • Provide professional assistance to all the staff members/dependents with chronic ailments and facilitating follow up in specialists’ clinics.
  • Arrange emergency evacuations for medical scheme members’ country wide.
  • Update staff medical statements and ensuring all utilizations are captured on a timely basis.
  • Provide staff training and member education on quality health care cost containment and utilization.
  • Establish channels of communication with providers to familiarize them with Bank’s guidelines.
  • Attends mediations and other hearings to inform and defend the cost containment procedures, guidelines and decisions rendered.
  • Maintain records, prepare reports and other correspondence related to the Medical Claims.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing/ Clinical Medicine/ Pharmacy and/ or any other medical related course i.e. Medical Laboratory.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a busy Health Insurance environment with Claims Vetting & Care management.
  • Training in Basic and Advance Life Support.
  • Computer literate and familiar with standard office software applications.
  • Team player with strong communication, interpersonal and persuasive skills.
  • Good planning and organization skills with the ability to deliver effectively under strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Great ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and integrity of all information in their possession.

    3. Bancassurance Training Manager

    Job Ref: CBOK 07/2015

    Department: KCB Insurance

    The Position: Reporting to the Group Head of Bancassurance, the role holder will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of training on Bancassurance products to enable role competence, regulatory compliance and skills development of Bank’s employees with the aim of building capacity and driving performance.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for training on all Bancassurance products to the Bancassurance team, Sales Units and Branch network.
  • Formulate input to the Training Needs Analysis (TNA), training calendar, training delivery, training curriculum; aides and tools (development, maintenance, review, research, content, documentation, media) relating to Bancassurance.
  • Develops/reviews and maintains training curriculum, content, materials documents, manuals, aids, tools, and media relating to Bancassurance.
  • Deliver training courses and programs relating to Bancassurance.
  • Coordinate persons involved in delivering training relating to Bancassurance (training delivery, internal line trainers, external trainers, training facility management)
  • Maintain relationships with INTERNAL / EXTERNAL customers/ stakeholders/ supplies within Bancassurance space i.e. Line Managers, Training Service Providers, Curriculum Developer and Learning Institutions and Enabling Shared Services Units.
  • Maintain data, records and statistics relating to Bancassurance including TNA documents, training calendars, staff learner days and training evaluation.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the budget relating to Bancassurance training ensuring adherence to approved budget.
  • Deliver and facilitate Bancassurance training events across various Business Units and geographic locations.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • A University degree with specialization in Insurance, Actuarial Science, Finance or Business management; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • AIIK Diploma or ACII Professional Qualification (or at least 6 credits) is mandatory.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry 4 of which must be at Management level in an Insurance Company, Insurance intermediary (in training, Underwriting, Claims or Relationship Management) or an Insurance Training institute.
  • Have an In-depth understanding or working knowledge of both General and life insurance products.
  • Flexibility of travel is a requirement.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines and demands of the job.
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills; innovative and motivating attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills; ability to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office software

    4. Manager, e-Channels Support

    Job Ref: IT 08/2015

    Department: IT

    Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Manager, E-Channels, the job holder will support and coordinate the Banks electronic channels initiatives; (internet, mobile, branch, ATM, Cards and agency) and related infrastructure as business delivery channels for both bank corporate and retail customers to ensure seamless service.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support for existing e-Channels systems and implementation of related projects.
  • Contributing to an excellent customer experience by ensuring proper implementation and availability of electronic banking channels.
  • Troubleshoots and provides technical support for electronic channels.
  • Provide technical support in projects involving Card Systems, POS Terminals mobile banking and Agency Banking solutions and specialized electronic banking systems
  • Recreates client issues in test environment, Identifies/documents how applications and systems interact to support business processes
  • Handles complex calls/solutions that require analysis and research. Works on multiple projects as the subject matter expert. Works on projects/issues of medium to high complexity that require demonstrated knowledge across multiple Products.
  • Enhance and develop new channels
  • Provides in-depth product support by resolving incoming inquiries escalated by Tier1 support and escalates to vendors as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance of SLAs with system vendors
  • Develop, Test and implement Business Continuity plans for electronic channels
  • Plan the implementation of any products or services on the internet banking / acquiring and mobile solutions platforms
  • Avail tools to generate daily reports on prior day performance to send out to different business units
  • Monitor the performance of the Card Switch, ATMs and POS Terminals to ensure smooth running of these systems.
  • Execute project plans (follow best practices in project management).

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • A University degree in Information Technology or Computer Science from a recognized university. IT system qualification is preferred.
  • Master’s degree an added advantage.
  • Certification in Oracle Database management, Linux, MySQL, JBOSS Required.
  • Programming skills preferably JAVA, .NET
  • POS programming and switch implementation as added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years working experience with electronic channels.
  • Demonstrate high integrity.
  • Team player with ability to work long hours.
  • Innovative and creative use of technology to solve problems.
  • Good data analytical skills, both financial and non-financial.
  • Training in Risk management.
  • Good communication, planning and organization skill.

    5. Assistant Underwriting Manager

    Job Ref: CBOK 09/2015

    Department: KCB Insurance

    The Position: Reporting to the Underwriting & Claims Manager, the role holder will be responsible for maintaining daily operations of the team and preparing analysis / reports of the Underwriting function.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Management of day to day Corporate, SME and retail underwriting.
  • Ensure strict adherence to set guidelines and TAT on Business placement, policy issuance and risk management recommendations by Underwriters, Clients, Branch Insurance teams and other third party providers.
  • Ensure timely submission of policy documents and other insurance covers to Branch network and Clients.
  • Ensuring premium is collected as per the laid down procedures on all business underwritten and placed with Underwriters.
  • Handle Customer enquiries and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Provide technical guidance and underwriting support to Branch network Insurance Teams
  • Regularly review the underwriting processes and offer recommendations on necessary measures to improve efficiency.
  • Keep management updated on any developments in the Underwriting market that impact the Business.
  • Preparing analysis and reports as required.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Business related university degree from a recognized institution
  • AIIK Diploma or ACI Diploma (or at minimum of 5 Credits) is required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Underwriting (motor and non-motor) preferably within an
  • Insurance underwriting house or a large Insurance Intermediary firm.
  • Experience in Bancassurance is preferred.
  • Good planning and organizational skills with the ability to work independently to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent Underwriting documentation and Broker management skills required.
  • Great communication and report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to develop working relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office and insurance related systems.

    8. Manager, Operational Risk

    Job Ref: RISK 02/2015

    Department: Risk

    The Position: Reporting to the Head of Operational Risk, the Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of operational risk management systems to support the operational risk management tools.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement tools, for identification, assessment and monitoring of operational risks in line group operational risk management policy i.e. risk and control self-assessment (RCSA), Incident/loss data management (LDM), Key Risk Indicators and Control testing procedures.
  • Day to day Operational risk management process through conducting risk workshops with business and operational support unit to identify, assess, manage, monitor and report risks on a continued basis.
  • Ensure that implemented ORM systems are in line with KCB system development life cycle as per KCB Information Security policy.
  • Evaluate ORM systems requirements and changes to support a robust automated ORM environment.
  • Design flexible mapping between multiple data hierarchies for intelligent MIS reporting purposes for senior management reporting in consultation with operational risk managers.
  • Design extraction and analysis of unified metadata architecture for easy restructuring of data from disparate systems using ETLs to make meaningful MIS data.
  • Oversee development of business continuity plans for developed solutions in line with existing policy including system documentation (source codes) and data base design.
  • Management and maintenance of operational risk management database and operational risk management portals.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain operational risk management software s within set timelines and quality standards.
  • Work closely with IT security to ensure that developed applications are well secured and established standards.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline. A Msc. in Information system will be an added advantage.
  • Full understanding and command of SQL programming language and fourth generation language C sharp or VB.net programming language.
  • Prior experience with database management especially oracle or SQL Server 2005/2008.
  • Experience in Application Development and Web Development
  • Three years working experience in object oriented programming. (preferably using .NET framework)
  • Certification in Database management of application management.
  • Prior working experience in a financial institution and knowledge of Operational risk management under Basel II framework will be a distinct advantage
  • Experience in Web Development and Reporting Tools will be an added advantage
  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects
  • Good communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced team environment

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

    To be considered your application must be received by Aug. 7, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    ASK Jobs in Kenya

    Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) is a key player in the agricultural and allied industries in Africa.

    Our mission is to inform, through exhibitions and other related activities using modern technology to promote excellence in agriculture and allied industries.

    In achieving this mission, interested and qualified persons are invited to apply for the following position:

    1. Management / Graduate Trainees

    In order to address future manpower needs, ASK seeks to recruit high potential fresh university graduates to join our management trainee development program in the following areas:

    1. Business Administration and Management / Agriculture Economics / Agribusiness

    2. Civil Engineering / Building Construction / Construction Management / Building Economics and Architecture

    3. Law / Legal Studies

    Prospects

    Successful applicants will undergo a six months training and a fast track development program.

    The Trainees will join a diverse team of professionals in delivering high quality service to our customers and long term value for the entire organization.

    The program is designed to give the trainees exposure to various functions of the business while participating in challenging work assignments.

    Minimum Requirements

    Individuals who graduated not more than three (3) years ago in the above varied disciplines of study, with at least C+ at ‘O’ Levels and 2nd Class Honors, Lower Division from an acceptable higher educational institution.

    Job Specification

    Upon successful completion of the program, the trainees will be considered for substantive appointment within the Company establishment.

    2. Chief Security Officer

    Job Overview

  • The Chief Security Officer will be the leader of the corporate / physical security function of the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), to include responsibility for overall corporate security, security strategy development and oversight role over security.
  • The scope will also cover utilization of security technologies and services to include protection services, perimeter defenses, physical and logical access control, and profile management of all employees and visitors.
  • The scope also requires a person who must be able to develop and implement flexible security solutions, dictated by the needs of a rapidly evolving business environment in tandem with security changes and threats.

    Role and Function: Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Chief Security Officer will be responsible for directing the activities of the security function within ASK and the key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervision of all security personnel at the Nairobi Branch and oversee all security matters in other branches.
  • Scanning and assess ASK security needs to understand corporate requirements related to security and regulatory compliance, and to map those requirements to current security projects.
  • Develop, implement and manage of the overall ASK process for security operations in line with the changing trends
  • Develop and implement of policies, standards and guidelines related to ASK corporate security.
  • Oversee the continuous monitoring and protection of facilities and evaluate suspected security breaches and recommend corrective actions (including incidents involving outside exhibitors and clients).
  • Serve as ASK’s focal point for security incident response planning and execution especially during fire outbreaks, floods, and any other disasters.
  • Define and implement an ongoing ASK Risk Assessment program, which will define, identify, and classify critical and possible areas of threats and vulnerabilities while giving safeguard recommendations on the same.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a corporate security awareness and training program for ASK.
  • Responsible for deployment of other security guards to secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.
  • Supervision of the transport section of the Society.

    Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Security / Sociology
  • Professional qualifications areas such as Counseling OR continued service in Disciplined Forces at the level of Police Inspector and above.
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of 5 years and above
  • Computer literate

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and meet the above mentioned requirements, please send your application attaching a detailed CV, copies of certified academic/professional certificates and testimonial, names and contacts of three referees stating your day telephone contact to the following address careers@ask.co.ke on or before 7th August 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    ASK is an equal opportunity employer.


    Council of Governors Best Practice, Monitoring and Evaluation Director Job in Kenya

    Council of Governors

    A Best Practice, Monitoring and Evaluation Director

    Introduction: The Council of Governors is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 and is mandated to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments and share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions among other functions (Section20).

    The Council of Governors is charged with the mandate of information sharing across all counties regarding implementation of devolution.

    Objective: The Council of Governors has begun the process of establishing a best practice centre to support in the implementation of the specific mandate of sharing best practices.

    The Best Practice Centre will be a multi-sectoral multi-stakeholder source of information for innovative practices implemented by counties and borrows from other external/international experiences for documentation, learning and sharing.

    It is for this purpose that COG is recruiting a Best Practice, Monitoring and Evaluation Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and supervise the Policy and Best Practices Service team(PBPS) as well as PBPS
  • Knowledge Management Guidance Teams to develop a knowledge management action plan and that will address the counties’ operational learning needs and help the COG identify, capture and share lessons with counties and various stakeholders.
  • Assess, report on, and promote innovative practice with a view to service improvement, establishment of new standards, and promotion of learning;
  • Lead development of CoG Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) plan and associated workplans for each committee;
  • Be responsible for sourcing data and information for specific M&E needs directly from other agencies (National and County Governments);
  • Serve as the point of contact for both the promotion of knowledge sharing activities; and, for the sharing of operational knowledge within COG, as well as among county governments Promote the active use throughout the counties of the knowledge sharing systems, tools and guiding principles.
  • Host the Communities of Practices of government projects
  • Promote the integration of lessons learned, best practices and other operational knowledge into work processes, guidance and planning scenarios. Produce, collect, store and disseminate best practice materials originating in the counties.
  • Prepare and share county executive’s syntheses of lessons learned and recommendations documented in the COG's Best Practices Toolbox reports.
  • Develop, on behalf of the COG management, an appropriate mechanism for considering and, following up on local-level recommendations generated by knowledge sharing mechanisms.
  • Organize follow-up action as required on studies undertaken, seminars or workshops on counties’ specific best practices and lessons learned activities.
  • Liaise with national and international organizations and academic institutions on all issues related to knowledge management, and assist in the organization of inter-governmental policy consultation.
  • Provide other learning, research, policy and guidance services to the Council.
  • Oversee and participate in evaluations and assessments for the Council of Governors programmes;
  • Closely cooperate and coordinate with Counties and other stakeholders for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, case studies, success stories
  • Serve as focal point for providing M&E inputs on Implementation Progress Reports (IPRs);
  • Support monitoring and evaluation missions commissioned by the CoG Development Partners
  • Perform other duties as required;

    Competencies

    Professionalism:- Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to problems in specific areas; excellent research, drafting and analytical skills; commitment to implementing the mandate of Council of Governors.

    Leadership:- Skills in overseeing work of committee clerks and other staff; proven negotiating skills; ability to advise senior management; ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills.

    Creativity:- Actively seeks to improve programmes; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet devolution needs; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; Thinks "outside the box"; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Communication:- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree) in social studies or humanities related field.

    Work Experience

  • At least 5 years of progressive responsibility experience in the area of knowledge management, organizational learning Community of Practice (COP) or policy development.
  • Experience with successfully managing and completing responsibilities related to government programs.
  • Experiences in creating and managing performance monitoring plans and leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management are under consideration.
  • Contribute in indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Knowledge in designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments are required.
  • Experience with leading and communicating change management initiatives to diverse audiences is desired.
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Knowledge and experience in data analysis software
  • Thematic research experiences in different studies: cross-sectional, comparative and cohort studies.

    Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required
  • Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili is desired and an added advantage

    Duration: The assignment is for a duration of one year and is renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and a copy of ID to describe interest and relevance to the position to hrcog@cog.go.ke by 7th August 2015


    ICPAK Senior Legal Services Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Senior Officer, Legal Services

    Job Ref: ICPAK 001/2015

    The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya established in 1978 by the then Accountants Act, CAP 531 subsequently repealed to Accountants Act no. 15 of 2008.

    Since then, ICPAK has been dedicated to development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya so as to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.

    In its endeavor on institutional strengthening, ICPAK is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual to fit in a team meant to make it a world class Professional Accountancy Organization.

    Job Profile: The Senior Officer, Legal Services shall report to the Manager, Legal Services and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities as stated here below:

  • Receiving and identifying incidences of possible professional misconduct by members.
  • Conducting preliminary investigations on issues of professional misconduct by members.
  • Assist the Manager, Legal Services in managing the activities of the Disciplinary Committee and offering technical support.
  • Ensuring the Institute’s disciplinary process is conducted within the relevant laws on procedure, evidence and rights of litigants
  • Assist in developing new policies and guidelines for the Accountancy profession
  • Arbitration and mediation of disputes between members to avoid unnecessary disciplinary inquiries.
  • Maintaining compliance with the requirements of the International Federation of Accountants as relates to the member obligations
  • Participating in Law reviews and disseminating the issues among the Institute membership
  • Responding to enquiries on professional status of members
  • Investigating reported cases of unqualified persons practicing as accountants and making the necessary arrangements with the CID Department for their arrest and arraignment in court

    Person Profile:

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB)
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 2 years experience
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) (K) will be an added advantage
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Minimum of three (3) years continuous experience in legal services
  • Experience in Compliance and managing committees is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of corporate operations, corporate law, law of contracts, labour laws and regulatory law.

    Key Competencies

  • Good understanding of the Institute business
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation Skill
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills with good planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application letter, CV and other scanned relevant documents clearly indicating the position applied for, current and expected salary to the following: legalofficerjob@icpak.com

    Applications should be received on or before close of business on Friday 7th August, 2015.


    Tenwek Hospital Jobs in Bomet County, Kenya

    Tenwek hospital is a Christian health facility that serves as a referral center for Bomet County and beyond.

    The facility includes a 300 bed hospital, modern operating theatres and educational facility, CT Scan, diagnostic radiology, advanced laboratory, physical therapy, and endoscopy.

    The Hospital seeks to recruit qualified Medical Officers (5 positions) and Consultant Physicians (4 positions)

    Requirements

    Specialized in: Peadiatrics, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine or Ophthalmology.

    Applicant should have a current Kenya Medical License.

    How to Apply

    Eligible Applicants should submit their CV together with copies of their documents and credentials and a copy of current Kenya Medical License so as to reach the Administrator by 14th August 2015.

    Application may be sent to admin@tenwek.com or medsup@tenwek.com

    Tenwek Hospital
    P.O. Box 39-20400,
    Bomet.
    Tel: 0728 091900


    KQ Holidays General Manager Job in Kenya

    Kenya Airways, The Pride of Africa

    Kenya Airways opens a world of opportunity across the continent, creating sustainable development by connecting its people and businesses within Africa and around the world.

    At Kenya Airways we believe our greatest asset is our people. When you join Kenya Airways we provide you with training and all the systems and tools you require to perform.

    And best of all, we provide an environment that enables each and every one of our employees to achieve their full potential.

    Kenya Airways is seeking to hire:

    Position Title: General Manager - KQ Holidays

    Position Ref No: IRC 35020

    Brief Posting Description: To drive a comprehensive Sales plan for KQ Holidays in order to optimize revenue and profitability in line with Company Strategy and section’s Commercial targets.

    Detailed Description

  • Set out KQ Holidays strategy, and tactics for all KQ Holidays sales activities in the network resulting in a 1 to 3 yrs KQ Holidays Sales Business Plan.
  • Implements the Commercial Sales Business Plan.
  • Drive the development of new products under the KQ Holidays banner ensuring appropriateness of the products, their pricing and the ROI for the business and its brand.
  • Drive new revenue streams to ensure maximum exploitation of opportunities across the KQ network
  • Officially represent Kenya Airways and facilitate commercial and political discussions on behalf of the section where necessary.
  • Ensure optimum and effective steering of suppliers.
  • Ensure that an up to date Emergency Response Plan & Disruption management plan is in place and that the Region staff are trained accordingly.
  • Monitor and control annual Sales budgets to ensure expenditure is in line with business plan
  • Optimize the overall revenue budget target for maximum and sustainable profits
  • To lead, motivate, guide, support and develop a robust Sales team within Kenya Airways to enhance productivity and efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • To identify new sales opportunity for revenue growth (including but not limited to: leisure travel, MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) and Medical tourism across the KQ network.
  • Build and maintain relationships to promote and safeguard company image
  • Work closely with respective country managers to deliver on the leisure sales targets for their respective countries.

    Minimum Requirements

  • University graduate, Masters degree will be an advantage
  • Marketing certification will be an added advantage (e.g C.I.M)
  • At least 10 years airline in Sales, preferably in an Airline, Tours or Leisure Management, 5 of which must at a senior level.
  • Must have strong visionary skills
  • Must be a good negotiator and ability to influence
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Commercial Focus
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Self confident and result oriented
  • High integrity
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE General Manager to apply online (Click on Recruitment Portal -> New Jobs (Last 7 days) -> Select desired job and login/register to apply)

    Deadline for application is 5th Aug 2015


    Study Receptionist Job in Kenya - University of Washington TREE Program

    The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of America’s premier educational and research institutions. The UW has been conducting medical research and program activities in Kenya for over 25 years.

    As part of this endeavor, the Treatment, Research and Expert Education (TREE) program has contributed to HIV medical research and has developed HIV treatment, prevention and management capacity through training, clinical mentorship, and webcast distance learning lectures.

    The TREE Program has an opportunity for a Study Receptionist.

    Working under the general direction of the study nurse or study doctor, she/he will responsible for the following:

    Job Summary: Responsible for enrollment and follow up of participants; scheduling of appointments for participants and participant reimbursement

    Duties & Essential Job Functions

    Reception duties:

  • Follow up subjects enrolled in the study and ensure they are retained in the study and proper follow-up is done both at the research clinic and the Hope clinic
  • Keep track of all the patients enrolled and determine if any patient has missed appointment and take action to report and bring these patients back under care and supervision
  • Handle money given by the administrator and account for it by keeping the various logs (i.e. calling log, and participant transport reimbursement forms) and meet weekly with the administrator for reconciliation
  • Maintain an excel spreadsheet of participant appointments, recruitment, and follow-up in the study clinic
  • Develop weekly reports of clinic flow for study clinic meetings
  • Present weekly summaries marking progress in enrollment and tracking of subjects in the study in coordination with the study doctor
  • Work with the community health worker to follow-up subjects by phone and home visits
  • Ensure timely transportation of questionnaires and research files between clinic and data office
  • Clean and organize clinic rooms
  • Perform other duties that may be given by the study doctor/study nurse or study coordinator

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work and Development or other relevant field
  • Experience working in a clinical research setting will be added advantage.

    Submit your application letter addressed to the Principal Investigator, TREE.

    Include your daytime telephone contact, telephone contacts of three professional referees, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certificates and testimonials by August 7th , 2015 treehire@uw.edu


    Jumia Buying Operations Associate Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Buying Operations Associate

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 2 million visitors a month, buying everything from Fashion to Phones.

    Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in 13 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

    Job Description:

  • Acts as the main touch-point for people/ companies (suppliers) wishing to sell on our website
  • Manages numerous accounts concurrently and strategically and develops strong long-term relationships
  • Balances ambitious commercial targets with adherence to strict service level agreements on fulfillment times, out of stock and return rates, retraining struggling sellers as needed
  • Compiles weekly reports to sellers on their performance with improvement guidelines and monthly internal reports to recommend way forward with sellers
  • Collaborates with other departments such as Operations, Seller Support, IT and Finance and escalates issues as required to resolve seller’s questions and issues
  • Develops internal documentation and public knowledge centre

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree / Diploma in Business / IT / Sales & Marketing
  • Customer service and I.T exposure
  • Previous experience in an account management role and fast-paced work environment essential
  • Experience in logistics or operations highly desirable
  • Action oriented with a “can do” attitude
  • Computer skills: You will be using excel and our own Seller Center platform on a daily basis
  • Business savvy: understanding of e-commerce and retail business Highly detail and process oriented, yet flexible to the inevitable change working for a high-growth online retailer entails

    We offer: A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

    An unparalleled personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds

    If you feel ready to take up the challenge, send your resume to: joinus-Kenya@jumia.com

    Closing date: 31st August 2015


    Sovereign Group Company Secretary Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Company Secretary

    Summary: Our client Sovereign Group Limited is a group of companies that focuses on harnessing investment opportunities on local, regional and international levels.

    Over the years, the group has built an impressive investment portfolio in all major sectors of the economy within Kenya and the East African region.

    Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the purpose of the job is to coordinate advice and ensure timely delivery of legal and Company Secretarial services to all of the group’s companies.

    This also includes acting as the point of contact/ communication between the Board of Directors and shareholders, monitoring and ensuring compliance to all laws and policies where necessary as well as ensuring that Sovereign Group Limited maintains high standards of Corporate Governance

    Responsibilities

  • Providing or co-coordinating the secretarial services to the various Boards of Directors, including preparations for Board Meetings and issue of Agenda, Minutes, Reports, Resolutions, drawing and filing Statutory Returns and implementing Board directives for the group
  • Deal with correspondence and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant stakeholders;
  • Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the legal and governance committees on accounting and tax implications of proposed policies;
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action;
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisors such as lawyers and auditors;
  • Develop and oversee the systems/processes that ensure Sovereign Group complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements;
  • Commercial contract negotiation and management; supporting all functions in the business among others
  • Advising on employment/employee related matters and management of internal disputes between employees and the company to avert litigation; supporting the business during Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations and managing issues that may arise there from during their term to ensure the best interest of the company are achieved.
  • Providing leadership in Corporate Governance and the Company Code of Business Principles compliance, ensuring that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies, procedure and controls.
  • Management of all litigation for and against the company, including all accident, labour and insurance related matters
  • Management of the external legal counsel on the various panels who handle the litigation and other consultations on behalf of the companies.
  • Ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance in relation to the organization and operating entities in general.
  • Liaise with the Business Team Leaders to identify legal issues and risks and provide appropriate advice on the same.
  • Participate in various business teams to provide legal and business support where required.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) and Certified Public Secretaries (CPS-K)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a valid practicing certificate.
  • At least 6 years post admission experience in a large organization with a strong commercial focus and a good appreciation of legal
  • A good working knowledge of Company Law and specifically the operations of the Nairobi Stock Exchange and the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya. A good grasp of employment laws is good.
  • Working knowledge of public listed company procedures
  • Sound Legal and Company Secretarial knowledge and experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Superior communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commercial focus.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational & planning skills

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Wednesday 5th August 2015

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    PRISK Human Resource & Administration Officer Job in Kenya

    Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) is a Collective Management Organization licensed by the Kenya Copyright Board to represent performers of sound recordings and audiovisual works.

    PRISK’s mandate is to collect and distribute royalties on behalf of its rights holders, which includes musicians and actors in accordance with Section 30A of the Copyright Act, Cap 130 Laws of Kenya.

    PRISK invites applications from proactive, result oriented and experienced individuals to take on the position of Human Resource & Administration Officer.

    The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement, review and maintain human resource and administration policies, procedures and systems in compliance with corporate objectives and policies and Kenyan labour laws.
  • Assist in the planning of staffing requirements, training, recruitment process, selection, appointment and orientation.
  • Maintain proper personnel records, files, correspondence and information and ensure that human resource files are up-to date and in safe custody.
  • Develop performance management/evaluation systems
  • Assist in the preparation of the payroll, leave processing and other human resource reports.
  • Provide advice and support to existing management and staff with regards to the human resource and administration functions
  • Administer medical and other benefit schemes including following up on insurance claims and reports
  • Ensure full compliance with all relevant by-laws, county laws, industry laws, guidelines, licenses and permits
  • Manage and process procurement requisitions related to office supplies, contracts and purchase orders
  • Manage & maintain the physical assets of the organization, supervise inventories of office supplies and manage requisitions for all departments in the organization.
  • Provide the CEO and Board of Directors with administrative support including typing of official correspondence, agendas and minutes.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration with a Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized University
  • 3 years relevant experience working as an HR/Administration Officer in a busy organization
  • Good working knowledge of current Kenya employment Law and practices
  • Excellence computer skills especially in MS office and HR Management Information Systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork, communication and consultative skills

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your curriculum vitae and application letter to hr@prisk.or.ke before Friday 31st July 2015.

    The email subject should read HR & ADMINISTRATION OFFICER VACANCY.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    UNDP Institutional Capacity Building Advisor Job in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    Institutional Capacity Building Advisor

    Background: Elections play a central role in the national stability of a country and therefore their management calls for focused attention in order to forestall any possibility of instability or anarchy.

    The starting point towards ensuring this is to build an effective institutional framework with sufficient capacity to manage the electoral processes.

    Following the 2007 elections, Kenya’s Electoral Management Body (EMB) became a basis of the process of democratization.

    The EMB’s composition, mandate and activities attracted increasing public attention.

    The creation of a new Electoral Management Body was the beginning of major reforms in the electoral process in Kenya.

    One of the most important reforms undertaken by the Commission was the establishment of an effective and efficient Secretariat.

    The Commission also introduced a devolved structure in which the Regional Electoral Coordinator (RECs) and Constituency Electoral Coordinators (CECs) are permanently based at regional and constituency level.

    This has brought the election officers closer to the public and hence the voters.

    Objective

    The aim of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the Commission in its efforts to hold credible and legitimate elections in accordance with internationally recognized standards; and to help in building, a sustainable institutional capacity to organize democratic elections that are genuine and periodic; and have the full confidence of the competing parties and the electorate.

    The Consultant is expected to foster the creation of a strong, professional and independent EMB (and related public institutions) and enhance the independence and credibility of IEBC.

    Application Process

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Proposal for implementing the assignment

    Please quote “Institutional Capacity Building Advisor” on the subject line.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.

    Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - United Nations Development Programme

    UNDP Kenya reserved the right to accept or reject any application


    Registered Architects and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

    A busy Architectural firm is looking for:

    1. Registered Architects with a minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.

    2. An Accountant with CPA Part 3 qualifications and minimum of 5 years experience

    Salaries are negotiable depending on experience

    Interested candidates are requested to send applications to:-

    DNA No. 1834
    P.O. Box 49010 - 00100,
    Nairobi

    before 30th July 2015


    Massive Recruitment at Machakos University College

    Machakos University College wishes to recruit qualifies and dedicated staff for the following vacant positions:-

    (1) Teaching Positions

    Lecturers and Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors, (Full-time and Part-time) in:

  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science / Information Technology,
  • Tourism Management,
  • Hospitality Management,
  • Early Childhood Education and Development,
  • Special Needs Education,
  • Communication Skills,
  • Geography,
  • Community Development,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Agricultural Education and Extension,
  • Educational Foundations,
  • Physics,
  • History,
  • Fashion Design,
  • Marketing,
  • Population Health,
  • Operations Management,
  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Pure Mathematics,
  • Actuarial Science.

    2) Technicians Grade A/B in: Chemistry, Biology and Physics

    (3) Positions in the Library

  • University Librarian – Grade 15,
  • Deputy University Librarian – Grade 14 and
  • Senior Librarian Grade 13.

    (4) Administrative Positions

  • Registrar (ARL) – Grade 15,
  • Deputy Registrar(ARL) – Grade 14,
  • Senior Assistant Registrar (Academics) – Grade 13,
  • Senior Legal Officer – Grade 12,
  • Legal Officer – Grade 11,
  • Deputy Chief Internal Auditor – Grade 13,
  • Internal Auditor - Grade 12,
  • Assistant Registrar (Academics) – Grade 12,
  • Assistant Registrar (Administration) – Grade 12,
  • Senior Procurement Officer – Grade 12,
  • Security Officer I - Grade 9/10,
  • Systems Administrator - Grade C/D,
  • Web Designer – Grade A/B.

    5) Positions in the New 3 Star Hospitality Training Hotel

  • Hotel Manager,
  • Marketing Manager,
  • Food and Beverage Controller,
  • Banquet Supervisor,
  • Housekeeper,
  • Receptionists,
  • Concierge/Hostess,
  • Laundry Supervisor.

    Details of qualifications and requirements and how to apply are available on the University College website: Machakos University College

    The applications should reach the Principal’s Office on or before 7th August 2015

    The Principal
    Machakos University College
    P.O. Box 136-90100
    Machakos

    *Those who responded to March, 2015 advertisement need not apply.

    Machakos University College is an equal opportunity employer


    TSC Massive Recruitment Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancies: Principals of Tertiary Institutions and National Schools (200 Posts)

    The Teachers Service Commission is a Constitutional Commission established under article 237 of the Constitution.

    Pursuant to its mandate, the Commission is advertising positions for Principals of Tertiary Institution and National Schools that have become vacant or will become vacant.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a lead educator and administrator in the institution;
  • Teach subjects of specialization;
  • Manage and implement institutional curriculum;
  • Should be at Job Group “N” and above;
  • Administer teaching functions in the institution including the evaluation of curriculum delivery;
  • Be responsible for education policy and professional practice at the institutional level including maintenance of the teaching standards;
  • Procure goods and services within the public procurement guidelines for institutional use;
  • Be the custodian of the records of the institution;
  • Be Secretary to the Board of Management (BoM) and ensure execution of the decision of the BoM and diligent utilization of institutional resources;
  • Be responsible for the resource mobilization, project planning, administration and management of human resource;
  • Ensure maintenance of high standards of discipline by both staff and students;
  • Ensure compliance to the statutory requirements and other relevant laws related to employment;
  • Be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a safe and conducive environment for learners.
  • Be conversant with relevant articles in the constitution including articles 6 (3), 10, 47 (1 and 2), 201, 232 (1 and 2), and other laws and regulations that relate to education.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be in possession of Bachelor of Education Degree (BED) or Bachelors Degree and Post Graduate
  • Degree in Education (PGDE) from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience as a Principal of a Post Primary Institution;
  • Proven track record of performance;
  • Must have maintained a clean record of service;
  • Must satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution;
  • Be computer literate.

    NB: Masters Degree and Strategic Leadership Programme Course will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Applications should be made online through the TSC Website: Teachers Service Commission

    Or application letters together with Curriculum Vitae (CV) sent to

    The Secretary,
    Teachers Service Commission,
    Private Bag - 00100,
    Nairobi.

    The same can also be dropped in the Mail Box at ground floor Podium Wings

    Applications should be received not later than 7th August 2015.

    Nancy Njeri Macharia, OGW
    Secretary / Chief Executive


    Malindi Water & Sewerage Company Managing Director Job in Kenya

    Malindi Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd. (MAWASCO) was established on 24th August 2005.

    It is a public owned company incorporated under the Company’s Act and fully owned by the County Government of Kilifi.

    It has been appointed by the Coast Water Services Board to provide quality water and sewerages services within the Malindi and Magarini Sub-Counties.

    MAWASCO is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a suitable qualified person to fill the following position in its establishment:

    Managing Director

    The successful candidate will be responsible for setting and executing the overall business strategy for the Company and translating Board and shareholder mandates to the business and representing Management to the Board.

    The position ensures that the Company meets its strategic objectives in a changing environment to achieve overall goals of the Company.

    Key Result Area / Principle Accountabilities and Duties

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plans to enhance profitability and shareholder value.
  • Ensure the business promotion is carried out as per developed and formulated plans so as to attain planned rate of return of assets.
  • Ensure effective mobilization and utilization of resources.
  • Advise the Board on the Company’s performance.
  • Cultivate and encourage a productivity culture of results in the Company.
  • Establish, direct and manage the Company’s managerial, financial and operational systems, procedures and controls to ensure that they are professional, workable and sustainable.
  • Provide strategic direction on new investments, business opportunities and change initiatives.
  • Nurture the organization’s human resource and ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented.
  • Provide relationship management and networking with local and global business partners and stakeholders.
  • Promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards.
  • Provide proactive public relations and enhance the Company’s corporate image.

    Educational and Professional Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Finance or Economics or Management or Law from a recognized university;
  • Possession of relevant Masters degree from a recognized University will be an added advantage;
  • Being a member of a professional body in the relevant professional field will be an added advantage;
  • 5 years traceable experience and knowledge of corporate governance.
  • 3 years of which must be at senior management level and three (3 years) in Utility Management will be an added advantage;
  • Proven change management credentials.

    Required Skills and Competencies

  • Must demonstrate team management, excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Have a clear understanding of the Vision and Mission of the company and ability to translate the company’s activities and plans in realization of the same;
  • Ability to provide sound leadership ¡n managing a diverse workforce in a dynamic environment and be a person of high integrity
  • Excellent knowledge in computer operating packages;
  • Active participation at community level;
  • Demonstrate experience in driving change and initiate growth in an organization;

    The position is senior and demands excellent people management and development skills, written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili, and high degree of honesty and integrity.

    Candidates, who meet the above specifications and have the drive to join a highly motivated working team, should submit their applications together with detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates, copies of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate, E-mail address, day telephone number of self and contacts of three (3) professional referees to reach us not later than Monday 5th August 2015 addressed to:

    The Chairperson
    Board of Directors
    Malindi Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd.
    P.O. Box 410 - 80200,
    Malindi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    MSEA Jobs in Kenya

    The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) is a State Corporation established under Micro and Small Enterprises Act No. 55 of 2012.

    The Authority (MSEA) is categorized as a Service Corporation, PC 3B and is domiciled in the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

    MSEA was established for the promotion, development, regulation of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) Sector in Kenya.

    The Authority is mandated to formulate and review policies and programmes, promote and develop MSE sector, monitor and evaluate implementation policies, programmes and activities related to MSE development.

    Further, the Authority is established to coordinate, harmonize and facilitate integration of various Public and private policies, programmes and activities related to Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya.

    The Authority is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven individual to fill the following vacant position:

    1. Position: Head, Information and Communication Technology

    Ref. No: MSEA- 9/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 5

    The Head, Information and Communication Technology will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for overall IT and Communications solutions of the organization.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Developing and implementing ICT policy and strategy;
  • Website design and development;
  • Providing Technical Support Services and training staff on ICT related issues;
  • Data management services;
  • Providing hardware and software;
  • Managing LAN and WAN networks;
  • Automating of core services;
  • Maintaining server functions including email, internet, databases, file storage Administration, file servers, spam filters, firewalls, Antivirus and antimalware;
  • Undertaking research into various infrastructure and software developments to enhance the organization functions and growth.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or any other Information Technology related discipline from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in the ICT at a senior managerial level
  • Demonstrated a high level of professional competence and outstanding management qualities in computerized information systems
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to interpret and apply the role of Information Communication Technology achievements of Authority’s strategies

    2. Position: Head, Supply Chain Management

    Ref. No: MSEA- 8/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 5

    The Head, Supply Chain Management will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for providing efficient and effective service in the procurement of goods, works, services and consultancy services to the Authority, disposal of unserviceable, obsolete or surplus stores and other assets and warehousing, inventory management and distribution of supplies.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, interpreting and implementing existing procurement policies, regulations and procedures;
  • Spearheading the preparation and the implementation of procurement manual;
  • Conducting market research;
  • Preparation of procurement plans;
  • Carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation;
  • Overseeing, stock taking, stock control and stock audit;
  • Assessing and measuring the performance of suppliers and contractors;
  • Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches;
  • Supervising disposal of unserviceable stores, general welfare,
  • Supervising of staff working under the officer.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in the Supply Chain at a senior Managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Thorough understanding of the National goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to the procurement function
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030

    3. Position: Head, Legal Affairs

    Ref. No: MSEA- 7/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    The Head, Legal and Corporate Affairs will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Authority on matters relating to Micro and Small enterprises.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to the Authority;
  • Initiating policy research on legal issues;
  • Reviewing legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
  • Preparing briefs, papers and memoranda;
  • Developing strategies for stakeholder consultations and engagement;
  • Drawing Contracts and Agreements and initiating periodic legal reviews of MSE Act and other relevant rules where necessary in liaison with the office of the Attorney General;
  • Providing legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on the Authority;
  • Providing legal support and services to the programmes in which the Authority will be involved;
  • Liaising with other departments for resources allocation;
  • Mentoring, guiding and supervising other staff in the division.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Law ( LL.M) or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Be admitted as an advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in legal practice at a senior Managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to interpret clearly and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030

    4. Position: Head, Technology, Innovation and Marketing

    Ref. No: MSEA- 4/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    The Head, Technology, Innovation and Marketing will report directly to the CEO for management and coordination of all programmes on modern and appropriate technologies for use by Micro and Small Enterprises and marketing of MSE products

    Key Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Facilitate technology development, acquisition and transfer by Micro and Small Enterprises;
  • Promote and facilitate dissemination of research findings, product development and patenting in the micro and Small Enterprise Sector;
  • Promote innovation and development of products by Micro and Small Enterprises;
  • Facilitate MSE business linkages e.g sub-contracting, franchising, arrangements among MSEs and large enterprise;
  • Facilitate implementation of award schemes on technology development
  • Promote value addition and support value chain in various subsectors of the MSEs
  • Promote and facilitate access to markets by Micro and Small Enterprises;
  • Carrying out assessment to identify MSE marketing needs;
  • Collaborate with relevant research institutions to development appropriate technologies for development the micro and small enterprise sector;
  • Promote and facilitate MSE access to Public procurement;
  • Develop mechanisms and strategies to promote marketing of MSE products e.g catalogue MSE products, MSE website;
  • Facilitate, coordinate and organize regional, local and county marketing activities (exhibitions, trade fairs and ASK shows);
  • Identify markets for products generated by MSE and provide linkage between the MSE and the potential market.
  • Encourage innovation and transfer of technology including reverse engineering in order to increase competitiveness of micro and small enterprises products and services;
  • Facilitate the registration and protection of intellectual property rights for micro and small enterprises;
  • Operationalize regional and other Centers of Excellence to enhance utilization of locally available knowledge, skills and resources;
  • Coordinate national specialization mechanism in the MSE sector for mass production of machine parts and equipment.
  • Operationalize technology parks for graduating micro and small enterprises;
  • Identify, collect, develop, modify, package and disseminate technology and products to the micro and small enterprises;
  • Promote manufacturing capacity in products and tools design, machining, forging, casting and tool room facilities
  • Facilitate micro and small enterprises to access relevant equipment either through, purchasing, leasing or franchising;
  • Develop programmes to enable micro and small enterprises comply with environmental legislation;
  • Conduct research on available technologies with a view to modifying them to suit MSE sector needs;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering or Master’s Degree in any Engineering field from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in Technology Innovations at a senior managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Registration with the relevant professional body
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030.

    5. Position: Head, Infrastructure Development

    Ref. No: MSEA- 5/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    The Head, Infrastructure Development will report directly to the CEO for advisory and facilitating the Authority in developing worksite management policies, provide suitable infrastructure, including worksites, social amenities, business information Centers, model Centers of Excellence, common usage facilities and other facilities necessary for development of Micro and Small Enterprises.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the maintenance and management of infrastructure within MSE worksites;
  • Develop mechanisms and strategies to facilitate acquisitions of infrastructure
  • Preparations of management strategies for MSE established worksites
  • Co-ordinate infrastructure development in the Counties.
  • Construct and Equip Micro and Small Enterprise Centers of Excellence for technology development, acquisition and transfer by Micro and Small Enterprises.
  • Construct and equip technology parks for incubation clusters and graduation of Micro and small Enterprises
  • Advise and liaise with the relevant authorities including County Government for the earmarking and zoning out suitable land for use by MSE sector;
  • Acquire land ownership documents including title deeds for all MSE parcels of Land;
  • Liaising with other government ministries/departments in procurement of land for MSE development;
  • Encourage and maintain safe working conditions and health environment within MSE working sites;
  • Liaising with MSE Association on issues pertaining to land acquisition for MSE
  • Acquire title deed for all MSE parcels of Land;
  • Develop mechanisms and strategies to facilitate acquisitions of infrastructure;
  • Construct and equip Micro and Small Enterprise Centers of Excellence for technology development, acquisition and transfer by Micro and Small Enterprises;
  • Maintain a National data bank of all MSE parcels of land and their status in the Counties;
  • Construct and equip technology parks for incubation clusters and graduation of micro and small Enterprises
  • Maintain a National data bank of all MSE parcels of land and their status in the Counties.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture or any Engineering field from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with the Professional body for practice
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in the professional field of Architecture or Engineering at a senior Managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030.

    6. Position: Registrar of MSE Associations

    Ref. No: MSEA- 6/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    The Registrar will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for the registration of MSE Associations and umbrella organizations to ensure order in their formation and operations.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Registering MSE associations and umbrella organizations;
  • Cancelling registration of non-compliant MSE associations and advise accordingly;
  • Regulating the operations of all MSE Associations and umbrella organizations;
  • Maintaining an up to date disaggregated data bank for all MSE Associations;
  • Overseeing MSE Associations elections’ and intervene to initiate arbitration process in cases of dispute;
  • Liaising with MSEA County offices in sensitizing and encouraging MSE operators to form and register sector based MSE Associations;
  • Ensuing safe custody of MSE Associations’ files and records;
  • Maintaining and managing MSE Associations’ registry; and
  • Preparing annual and regular reports on registered MSE Associations
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Law( LL.M) or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Been admitted as an advocate of the High Court
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in the area of registration or comparable position at a senior Managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret and apply role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030

    7. Position: Chief Executive Officer

    Ref. No: MSEA-1/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 1

    The MSEA Board wishes to recruit a visionary and dynamic CEO to provide the stewardship required to deliver the Authority’s mandate.

    The suitable candidate shall be employed on a 5-year contract, renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The CEO, who will be responsible for the operations and management of the day-to-day affairs of the Authority, will report to the Board and shall be responsible for:

  • Serve as Secretary to the Board
  • Providing leadership to senior management and staff
  • Prepare annual budgets and establish proper internal controls
  • Be responsible for the execution and communication of the Board`s strategies, decisions and policies
  • Develop and recommend to the Board the annual business plans for the organizations
  • Ensure that the organization has an effective management structure including successions plans
  • Ensure that all Board papers are accurately written, are relevant and are availed to the Board members in good time
  • Serve as link between the Board and the Management
  • Be responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the organization
  • Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems
  • Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Board on key technical, financial and administrative matters
  • Be responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the organization
  • Ensure compliance with the laws of Kenya
  • Any other responsibilities as may be directed by the Board

    Qualifications and Skills:

    The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • A Minimum Master’s Degree in relevant fields from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum five years (5) experience in a senior management position in areas related to Micro and Small Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship
  • A minimum five years (5) in Senior Management experience in the areas of both personnel and budgetary control.
  • A proven track record and reputation for outstanding administrative performance, be of high integrity and honesty and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya`s Social Economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030.

    8. Position: Head, Research, Policy and Planning

    Ref. No: MSEA- 2/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    The Head, Research, Policy and Planning will report to the CEO on all matters pertaining to the promotion and facilitation of Research on development of Micro and Small Enterprise Sector.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing, reviewing and updating of policies and strategies for the development of Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya;
  • Coordinating Implementation of policies and strategies supporting MSE development
  • Developing and implementing MSEA resources mobilization strategy, in line with the Authority’s mandate and objectives
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes and activities for MSE development;
  • Assisting in developing and implementing strategies for resources mobilization for MSEs development;
  • Maintaining a Management Information System (MIS) for the Authority of MSE Development
  • Facilitating stakeholder dialogue and conducting policy research to identify priority matters for the sector that require policy intervention;
  • Facilitating collaboration and coordination arrangements amongst donor agencies, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders providing support services to the MSE sector;
  • Compilation of the Authority’s Work Plans, Procurement Plans and Financial Plans
  • Conducting impact assessment of MSE policies and programs on target beneficiaries;
  • Conducting tracer studies on MSE Development Projects.
  • Facilitate information gathering, storage, analysis and dissemination,
  • Developing and strengthening mechanisms for linking the activities of research institutions to encourage information sharing on MSE matters.
  • Liaising with support organization for funding;
  • Monitoring and coordinating the use of donor resources for MSE activities;
  • Developing performance indicators for measuring inputs, outputs and impacts of the projects implemented by the Authority.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Economic Planning, Economics and Development, Statistics or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in Research, Policy and Planning at a senior managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills and experience in data analysis and planning software
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030.

    9. Position: Head, Business Advisory and Support

    Ref. No: MSEA- 3/07/2015

    MSEA Grade 4

    Job Description: The Head, Business Advisory and Support will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for the development and implementation of entrepreneurship training programmes that address start up, survival and growth business challenges, development and administration of certified demand driven capacity building programmes in entrepreneurship and technical skills for Micro and Small Enterprises.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to develop and administer certified demand driven capacity building in entrepreneurship and technical skills;
  • Facilitate capacity building in Micro and Small Enterprises ;
  • Promote and provide business development services for the micro and small enterprises; overseeing business counselling and assisting youth aspiring to become entrepreneurs
  • Carry out training needs assessment to identify beneficiary needs;
  • Coordinate the provision of support services to the counties;
  • Developing strategies for promotion of an enterprise culture;
  • Sensitize MSE operators to form sector based associations
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of demand driven technical skills upgrading programmes;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of entrepreneurship training programmes that address start up, survival and growth business challenges;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to implement skills that target job creation in specific sectors for the youth, women and other vulnerable groups;
  • Facilitate development and implementation of need based capacity building programmes for MSE Associations and SACCOs;
  • Facilitate implementation of Programmes for conducting business mentoring, counseling, Business incubation and other support services;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate programmes for promoting entrepreneurship culture;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to implement programmes that address value chain development in specific sectors;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of capacity building programmes that address marketing challenges in the MSE sector.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in relevant fields from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum five years (5) working experience in Business Development Services at a senior Managerial level
  • Proficiency in IT skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to clearly interpret the role of Micro and Small Enterprise in Kenya’s social economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030.

    Additional Information

    In addition, all prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and attach the following documents to their applications:-

  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance Certificate (EACC)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax compliance Certificate (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board clearance Certificate(HELB)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau

    How to Apply

    If you clearly believe that you to meet the criteria given above, please submit your sealed application letters with detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, 3 referees with their e-mail addresses and telephone contacts; quoting the Reference Number for the job being applied on both the envelop and the application letter.

    All applications should either be sent through the post office or hand delivered or emailed to the Chairman not later than 12th August, 2015.

    The Chairman
    Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA)
    Utalii House 10th Floor, Left wing
    P.O. Box 48823 – 00100
    Nairobi.

    Email: chairman@mseauthority.go.ke

    MSEA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification


    CORAT Africa Supply of Goods / Services for Financial Year 2015 – 2017

    Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Supply Goods / Services for Financial Year 2015 – 2017

    CORAT Africa invites application from interested capable institutions for supply of goods & services in the following areas for the year 2015 – 2017:-

    1. Supply of General Office Stationery/Printing services

    2. Supply and repair services of computers, scanners, UPSs, laptops, servers, printers, scanners and consumables

    3. Supply of cleaning materials, detergents, disinfectants and fumigation services

    4. Supply of dry and household goods

    5. Supply of fresh fruits and vegetables

    6. Supply of fresh meat products such as fish, beef, pork, lamb and poultry

    7. Supply of transport services

    8. Supply of office furniture & equipment

    9. Supply of fuels, oils and lubricants

    10. Repair and maintenance of photocopiers

    11. Repair and maintenance of electrical fittings and appliances

    12. Plumbing services

    13. Provision of air travel and ticketing services (IATA registered firms only)

    The EOI must include the following:-

  • Institutions Name
  • Postal address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email address
  • Name/title of contact person
  • Company’s background, including experience in provision of relevant products and services
  • List of clients served in the last 3 years by providing similar products & services

    Request for expression of interest (EOI) does not constitute a qualification. CORAT reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during EOI and / or qualification process.

    Submission of a reply to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that such an institution will be considered for receipt of qualification when issued.

    Only vendors deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their submission of EOI will receive the final tender qualification document.

    Submission of EOI to: coratafrica@nbi.ispkenya.com

    Closing Date for EOI: 30th July, 2015


    Cytonn Investments Private Wealth Advisors Jobs in Kenya

    Jobs: Private Wealth Advisors

    Cytonn Investments is an independent investment company, offering privately placed Alternative Investment Solutions to Global Institutions, High Net Worth investors and the Kenyan Diaspora interested in investing in the East African region.

    The company is looking to employ energetic, highly organised and detailed individuals to join the team as Private Wealth Advisors.

    The successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to participate in both a strong incentive plan and huge growth opportunities.

    Top performing Financial Advisors get the opportunity to travel, covering global institutional clients and the diaspora in our key investor markets in the US, UK , Australia and Africa at large.

    Key Roles

  • Understand Cytonn’s unique investment solutions in Real Estate, Private Equity and Structured Products
  • Identify and cultivate appropriate prospective clients, and follow up on new business opportunities
  • Interview prospective clients to determine their financial objectives, taking into account current income, expenses, insurance coverage, tax status, risk tolerance, and other information needed to develop a financial plan
  • Work with clients to develop a financial plan as the basis of providing sound financial advice
  • Deliver personalized and timely client service and administration that is responsive to client needs
  • Identify, recruit, train and grow a team of Private Wealth Analysts to assist with the client coverage and all aimed at meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Collaborate with the product development team to ensure our products stay relevant to evolving client needs and emerging market trends
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve problems
  • General management, administration and reporting responsibilities relating to client coverage

    Experience / Skills Required

  • A bachelors degree and must have had a B- and above in KCSE
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • At least one year of sales experience. Having worked in a financial services company will be an added advantage
  • Good data analytical skills
  • Complex problem solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written skills
  • Ability to cultivate solid relationships with staff members, clients and consultants
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team

    How to Apply

    Applications to be done through our careers page at Cytonn Technologies .

    Deadline: 31st July 2015


    Cytonn Investments Business Development Interns Jobs in Kenya

    Cytonn Investments Management Limited is an Alternatives Investment Management Company primarily focused on offering alternative investments solution to institutional investors, individual high net worth investors and Diaspora investors interested in the East Africa Region.

    The company is looking to employ a young, energetic, passionate, creative and hardworking individual looking to join the team as a Business Development Interns.

    Key Roles

  • Identify and cultivate new business opportunities
  • Provide quantitatively driven reports on the success of promotional campaigns
  • Update client database
  • Conduct Industry and Customer Analyses on behalf of the Investment and Business Development teams
  • Work with the Marketing team to ensure availability and distribution of marketing materials
  • Assist with general queries and requests from client, consultants and internal groups
  • Comply with all corporate policies and procedures
  • Training financial advisors on investments and prospecting for clients

    Experience / Skills Required

  • Marketing/Business Administration undergraduate degree with a second upper and must have had a B+ and above in high school
  • Proven experience in customer and market research
  • Strong IT skills in all Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent data analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients and consultants

    How to Apply

    Applications to be done through our careers page at Cytonn Technologies .

    Deadline: 31st July 2015


    Cytonn Technologies Business Manager Job in Kenya

    Business Manager, Cytonn Technologies

    Reports to: The Board, Cytonn Technologies

    Summary: Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments Management Limited, an independent alternative investment management firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

    Cytonn Technologies is seeking a dynamic Business Manager to formulate and execute its strategy, build and retain client relationships in the technology industry, identify emerging opportunities and manage current client accounts to ensure maximum revenue whilst bringing in new business through a variety of lead generation activities.

    To succeed, the Business Manager needs to be sharp, talented, detail oriented and tenacious.

    The successful Business Manager will have a proven track record of successes in their career, excellent communication skills with a proven track record in Strategy, Sales, Marketing and PR.

    The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to participate in both a strong incentive structure and equity ownership plan.

    Skills Required

  • A grade B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in languages
  • A bachelors degree in marketing, business administration or related fields is essential with a minimum of second class honors upper division
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Business Development
  • A proven track record in management and implementation of successful growth initiatives
  • Team player with ability to comfortably relate with cross cultural teams
  • Should possess outstanding communication skills (writing and verbal) and management presentation skills
  • Ability to work long hours to complete assignments under minimum or no supervision
  • A self starter with superior sales and marketing, planning and organizational skills

    Responsibilities

    1. Strategy Formulation and Execution

  • In collaboration with CT leadership formulate the overall CT strategy
  • Develop and manage an execution plan for strategy implementation
  • Identify and map resources for strategy execution
  • Develop partnerships for business growth locally and globally

    2. Marketing

  • Develop marketing strategy
  • Provide leadership for all CT marketing efforts
  • Identify local and global market opportunities for CT products and solutions
  • Periodically conduct market surveillance to identify market trends, client needs and align to CT solutions and products
  • Grow CT technology to a market leadership position while maintaining a strong competitive edge
  • Lead generation: Successfully source and convert potential prospects for the entire market
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of customer and market needs such as customer experience expectations and work with all teams to ensure successful product sales
  • Build, manage and maintain a substantial pipeline and ensure that all pipeline activity is accurately documented
  • Generate marketing material

    3. Personnel Management

  • As a team lead, identify talent to grow CT portfolio and revenue streams.
  • Develop a plan for sustainable capacity development in line with Cytonn’s goal of graduate development
  • Advise senior management on staffing needs and gaps
  • Manage CT staff while ensuring they add value to their respective roles

    4. Operations Management

  • Oversee day to day operations of CT
  • Oversee client relationships and ensure quality delivery
  • Develop and manage budget(s)

    How to Apply

    If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit our Careers page at Cytonn Technologies and apply by the end of day on 1st August 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Aga Khan Foundation Senior Programme Officer (Enterprise & Economic Development) Job in Tanzania

    Aga Khan Foundation

    Employment Opportunity in Tanzania

    Senior Programme Officer (Enterprise & Economic Development)

    Do you have the creativity and drive to develop new and innovative economic development programs, mobilise resources, and foster productive partnerships with diverse stakeholders in Tanzania?

    AKF Tanzania is searching for a dynamic Senior Programme Officer (Enterprise and Economic Development) based in Dar es Salaam.

    This position is part of AKF Tanzania’s senior management team and provides an exciting opportunity to oversee and shape the Foundation’s programming portfolio in agricultural markets, enterprise development, and financial inclusion in Tanzania and across East Africa.

    The Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for driving an ambitious resource mobilisation effort for AKF’s enterprise and economic sector programming in Tanzania while overseeing the management of the existing portfolio.

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to problems that impede social and economic development in selected areas of Africa and Asia.

    AKF Tanzania is part of the AKF East Africa regional structure that implements programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

    In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in rural economic development, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.

    Specific responsibilities include:

  • Effectively mobilise resources for new and existing projects in enterprise and economic development sector through the development of high quality funding proposals
  • Oversee management of the existing enterprise and economic development portfolio currently focused in Lindi, Mtwara and Arusha regions of Tanzania, ensuring all grant management requirements including work-planning, budgeting and accountability, monitoring and reporting, are met
  • Build and maintain a broad network of external partnerships with government, donors, private sector, civil society organisations and other partners
  • Support development of quality learning and communications materials including policy briefs and case studies to inform policies, programmes, and practices

    Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, business, or a related field
  • At least six years of solid experience working in the international development sector, with specific experience in resource mobilisation and rural economic development
  • Programme development experience with ability to write strong proposals and responsive bids for new programmes onagri-business/enterprise development, value chain development, and financial inclusion
  • Exceptional English communications skills, able to make strong oral presentations and produce high quality written reports, concept notes and proposals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, ability to network with a range of development partners and organisations
  • Solid experience on grant management, including work-planning, M&E, preparation and monitoring of budgets
  • Thorough understanding of the global and national efforts on rural economic development
  • Experience working in Tanzania or East Africa
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work on tight timelines
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage

    Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity should submit a cover letter explaining why they are best suited for this particular position, CV (not exceeding 4 pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees by Friday 14th August 2015, to

    the Country Director - Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania,
    by e-mail to recruit.akftz@akdn.org.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    UNSOA Engineering Officer Job in Mombasa Kenya

    United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    Deadline for Applications: 05 August 2015

    Functional Title: Engineering Officer

    Grade: No-C

    Sections Unit: Engineering

    Location: Mombasa

    Vacancy Announcement Number: UNSOA/ENG/004/2015

    Organizational setting and reporting relationships: The Engineering Officer, is responsible for assisting in the implementation of all expansion, alteration, improvement and major maintenance works including coordination with other projects ensuring implementation timely, efficiently and within budget.

    Scheduling of all day to day renovations, alterations and improvement of buildings, and outside areas, ensuring that the said works are completed on time and to recognized industry standards.

    Ensuring that all building services are working and correctly serviced.

    Working within the Engineering Section of UNSOA the incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Engineer and the direct supervision of Chief Mombasa Support Base (CMSB), the incumbent performs the following duties:

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To act as team leader for Engineering team MSB
  • To act as the project manager and oversee the construction of the new UNSOA site at the Mombasa International Airport
  • Coordinate Material and Asset management activities within MSB for all non-expendable / expendable Engineering Asset
  • Directing the preparation and up-dating of project documentation, including project plan, project schedule, scope of work, drawings, and technical documents for competitive tender; and managing the evaluation of technical proposals;
  • Plan, organize and supervises the works of the technical staff within the Engineering Unit of MSB
  • Developing standards for existing and future facilities and guidelines for the on-going management of new airport site;
  • Draft status reports, briefing papers, updates and ad-hoc reports on status of the various stages of the planning design, construction, environment, safety-related projects and common-service aspects of MSB.
  • Coach, train and supervise general service staff in the Technical Unit, coordinate specialized needs for special events or special construction and operational issues;
  • Manages the maintenance, construction, and modification programs on a continuing basis, to include technical, administrative, budget (both expenditure and biannual planning) and related operational requirements, ensures uninterrupted functioning of all infrastructural support systems.
  • All actions required for effective office and external space utilization and upkeep;
  • Establish quality maintenance and service standards;
  • Establish maintenance and repair procedures for fire safety equipment;
  • To be responsible for informing management on the progress in regards to compliance with environmental measures recommended by United Nations;
  • Supervises contractor performance, evaluating respective results relative objectives, ascertains completion and compliance to the requirements and endorsing release of remuneration or taking corrective actions, as necessary;
  • Monitors office space allocation, and recommends any changes to improve usage;
  • To oversee the supply of water and electricity, ensuring that the usage and consumption are correct and verifiable;
  • To ensure that documents relating to the responsibilities above are filed and kept in order, thus allowing for easy access and accurate record keeping;
  • To ensure that all Engineering work orders are processed and completed within time and ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Administer staff within the unit on a day-to day basis by processing and ensuring and practicing and implementing a safe working environment;
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

  • Ability to apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs.
  • Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and
  • Ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and
  • Accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
  • Uses time efficiently.

    Qualifications:

    Education: First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in engineering, architecture or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination two additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience: A minimum of Five years progressive experience in applying methodologies on facilities’ major improvement and maintenance projects. Experience in office space management, project planning, execution and evaluation of engineering compliance standards is required.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages for the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

    Other: Working knowledge of Galileo or similar asset management system is required.

    Desirable: Ability to work with an emphasis on results, productivity, and efficiency is required.

    The ability to work under stress and in hazardous conditions.

    Skills: Fully competent in the use of standard software packages including Excel.

    Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency –based interview.

    Computer skills: proficiency in MS Word and use of Internet.

    Qualified candidates may submit their applications, CV and United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.

    Email: recruitment-UNSOA@un.org

    Please quote;

    Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail. Index Number (for UN staff member) and attach an updated fact-sheet, and a copy of the last two performance appraisals.

    Applications received after the deadline 05 August 2015 will not be considered.


    Exceptional Job Opportunity for Architectural Draughtsman

    A leading architectural practice in Nairobi is looking for a talented senior architectural draughtsman to join its team.

    Successful candidates will work on high profile projects located across East Africa.

    Ideal candidates should possess the following skills:

  • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Architectural Drafting or equivalent
  • At least 5 years working experience in an architectural firm
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Microstation is desirable
  • Ability to produce detail design and construction drawings
  • Experience on construction sites and processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Willing to work hard and show initiative

    Deadline for Applications is 3rd August 2015.

    Shortlisted candidates invited to an interview will be asked to complete a CAD examination at our office.

    Please note we can only respond to applicants invited to an interview.

    Please send CVs and examples of work (max 5mb) with a covering letter to nairobicadposition@gmail.com


    Kenya Power Risk Officer Job Vacancy

    Kenya Power Career Opportunity

    Applications are hereby invited for the following vacancy with Kenya Power.

    Risk Officer

    1 Post

    Job Ref: HR: KP1/5CB/719

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, Risk Management, the Risk Officer will be responsible for the following duties;

  • Implementing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework.
  • Establishing a Crisis Management Plan to ensure effective and co-ordinated response mechanisms to emergencies and or disasters.
  • Developing and managing a comprehensive, balanced risk portfolio.
  • Scanning environmental risks and identifying new threats and opportunities that may impact on the business.
  • Preparing risk mitigation implementation and follow up plans and mechanisms and risk reporting channels.
  • Conducting risk assessment, risk quantification and risk sensitivity analyses.
  • Updating Divisional Risk Registers.
  • Create awareness and embed a risk based decision making culture.
  • Provision of secretariat and other support for the various established Corporate ERM Steering Committees.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned.

    Appointment Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Accounting/Mathematics or other comparable qualifications from a recognized Institution.
  • Possession of a relevant Postgraduate Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least six (6) years’ work experience with wide exposure to risk management and risk compliance issues or handling energy risks.
  • Training in Risk Evaluation and Management.
  • Registered Member of a recognized professional body of Risk management or related bodies i.e. Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) or Institute of Risk Management (IRM),
  • Certified Enterprise Risk Manager (CERM) or Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRM).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable ethical and integrity credentials.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and reporting skills.
  • Information gathering and analysis skills.
  • IT User skills.

    Interested persons should send their applications and detailed CVs, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, e-mail address, day time mobile/telephone contact and names of three (3) referees to reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 31st July 2015.

    The General Manager
    Human Resources & Administration
    Kenya Power
    P 0 Box 30099 - 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Kenya Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust PHD Studentships Available

    PHD Studentships Available

    Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL)

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is an internationally renowned health research Programme that is committed to developing research capacity in the East African Region.

    Several PhD studentship positions commencing in January 2016 are available at our Kilifi and Nairobi sites.

    These studentships, which are funded under the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), will provide an opportunity for East Africans to carry out their PhD studies within a high quality research environment under the supervision of internationally renowned researchers.

    Studentships are available in the following research areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems Research

    The studentships cover registration fees, research costs, travel costs, medical insurance and a monthly stipend.

    Applications are invited from East Africans who have at least an upper second-class Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in biological sciences or health sciences (e.g. medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health), social sciences and economics

    For further information and application please visit the PhD studentships portal under the Capacity Strengthening page on our website KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

    The deadline for application is 5th August 2015.

    Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

    If you have any queries please contact IDeAL director – iddir@kemri-wellcome.org


    Herbs Production Manager Job in Olkalou, Nyandarua County, Kenya

    Highland Plants Limited is a Horticultural Company dealing with Fresh Herbs and Flower cuttings.

    We are situated in Olkalou, Nyandarua County.

    We have a vacancy for a Herbs Production Manager

    Job Description:

  • Incharge of Production of High quality fresh herbs free from pests, diseases and MRLs.
  • Production planning of Fresh Herbs to optimize on output.
  • Responsible for Audits and compliance under fresh herbs production

    Job Requirements

  • A Degree in Horticulture, (a Diploma in the same may also be considered)
  • Hands on knowledge in MRL’s, IPM and Traceability.
  • A Diploma/certificate in Food Safety
  • Experience of not less than 3 years in a busy fresh handling firm may be an added advantage.

    Send your resume to: admin@highlandplants.co.ke on or before 01/08/2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Indepth Research Services Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Training / Business Development Officer

    Indepth Research Services is a capacity development and research services firm in Africa.

    Our programs are aimed at strengthening data management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and performance management capacity of development actors across the continent to achieve their development objectives.

    We provide managers and practitioners with the tools they need to manage and evaluate programs, and projects at the local, county, national, regional, and global levels.

    We are currently interested in a young dynamic and results driven candidate who is passionate about developing his/her research skills and experience as a Training/Business Development Officer.

    This position is based in Nairobi, but with occasional travels to the field within and outside the country.

    Salary Range: 40K - 50K gross, depending on qualification and experience.

    Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Managing the delivery of training and development programmes and devising a training strategy for the organisation’s training programmes;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes using surveys, questionnaires, interviews and by observation, in order to plan future courses or to amend existing ones
  • Identifying and inducting new trainers and conducting ToT refreshers for all trainers.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions
  • Developing action plans together with the participants, Post training evaluations and follow-up of action plans.
  • Coordinate sales and marketing, pricing and operations.
  • BDO work including Managing the business development team, Developing and identifying new business opportunities, Building strategies for Business Development.
  • Driving increased revenue and profit to achieve the company's ambitious growth.
  • Managing and grow key customer relationships with existing accounts whilst working and building relationships with contacts to identify new business opportunities.
  • Managing the entire sales process, from initial introduction, development of the solution and closing the deal.
  • Providing management with reports.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in International development, Marketing or business management.
  • Prior experience in a CSO, NGO’s and corporate training environment.
  • Facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions.
  • Knowledge of e-learning techniques, creation and/or delivery of e-learning content.
  • Working knowledge of M&E, statistics and GIS is highly preferred.
  • Ability to develop good relationships and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious and is used to working to targets.
  • Sales experience with a view a proven and documented successful record.
  • Strong administration and organizational skills.
  • Articulate and professional communication skills.

    Application Procedure

    Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should send their CVs (with 3 referees) and a cover letter to hr@indepthresearch.org before July 30th 2015. (SOFT COPIES ONLY).

    The subject line should be clearly marked ‘Training/Business Development Officer.


    ILRI vacancy: Livestock value chain manager

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Livestock value chain manager to lead the implementation and monitoring of a livestock value chain development project in selected counties in Kenya (Garissa, Marsabit, Wajir, Isiolo and Turkana).

    As part of a larger USAID-funded agriculture development program, ILRI is leading a project to accelerate the impact of livestock market interventions on household incomes, with the goal to reduce poverty and hunger in these five USAID Resilience Zones of Influence counties of Kenya.

    The focus is on taking successful interventions to scale to achieve broad impact on agricultural incomes and nutrition.

    The interventions span four areas: Enhancing market access, increasing livestock productivity, enhancing the enabling environment and improving nutrition for women and children.

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.

    The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

    Responsibilities

    The Livestock Value Chain Manager will coordinate the overall project with responsibilities as follows:

  • Lead the identification and development of appropriate technological and institutional innovations required to achieve the project set targets, working with stakeholders, partners and researchers.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the agreed interventions by developing contracts with local partners and monitoring partners’ interventions.
  • Ensure that USAID and county government’s priorities are included in the design and implementation of the project.
  • Liaise with the USAID Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth.
  • Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities with the lead M&E team at the consortium level, in particular in relation to the design and collection of monitoring data at partners’ level, as well as for the overall monitoring surveys.
  • Lead the write up of the livestock value chain reports and other M&E activities as per the set M&E framework.

    Requirements

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, Agri-business, development studies or related field and 4 years field experience OR MSc in relevant field plus 8 years field experience.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing value chain development interventions for livestock in developing or emerging economies.
  • Experience working with implementing development partners.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to lead a team.
  • Good knowledge of monitoring & evaluation framework and systems. (Knowledge of USAID Feed the Future M&E framework will be an advantage).
  • Willingness to travel frequently in rural areas in Kenya.
  • Spoken Kiswahili skills strongly desired.

    Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

    Position level: Scientist Level 1, dependent on qualifications and experience.

    Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

    How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development.

    The position title and reference number REF: LSE/ 07/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Livestock value chain manager by 21 August 2015.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


    Evidence Action Human Resource Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Associate - Human Resource

    Start Date: August, 2015

    Reporting To: Senior Associate - Human Resource, Africa region

    Location: Nairobi - Kenya, with domestic travel

    About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    Our main flagship programs include:

  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

    About the Human Resource Team: The HR team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a “people oriented” organization while supporting Evidence Action’s strategic program delivery in line with laid down Human Resource policy and procedures.

    The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:

  • Timely provision of Human Resource support services and readily available HR information for the day- to-day management planning and decision making
  • Improved HR systems and structures (including functional processes and HR information systems maintenance)
  • Evidence Action has the requisite Human Capital requirements at all times
  • Efficient and effective on-boarding and off-boarding processes are in place
  • Innovative and highly skilled individuals are identified, attracted and selected on timely basis
  • Country offices (Kenya, Uganda and Malawi) have established vibrant HR support units
  • Compliance with national legal/statutory requirements and best practice HR Standards is fully achieved by the Organization at all times.

    The HR team works towards these outcomes through three Country Office HR establishments to deliver quality, timely and useful people management information and support services:

    Job Purpose: To facilitate with the efficient functioning of the HR office in Kenya. Responsible for its management and delivery of HR services and outcomes.

    To provide HR support to programs and to deliver innovatively in line with Evidence Action values and performance philosophy.

    Management Responsibility: To provide professional guidance and advice on HR issues to the Management

    Description of Duties

  • To serve as the Administrative focal point for the delivery of all Human Resources Services to the field offices for Kenya based activities
  • Coordinate and provide HR and administrative support in onboarding and off boarding functions to ensure the process is efficient and timely
  • Coordinate new staff orientation
  • Ensure all new employees are provided with the relevant documents/forms for personnel files and ensure that all HR forms are well completed and signed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure that access to staff records and information is strictly to the authorized personnel.
  • Update relevant staff records
  • Facilitating the clearance processes for separating staff and sharing the information with the senior Associate-HR for final dues processing
  • Day to day management of staff wellness activities and Provide HR and administrative support to staff trainings in wellness matters
  • Proactively work with the Senior Associate-HR| Africa Region to ensure smooth flow of communication pertaining to HR activities carried out in Kenya.
  • To ensure that all approved and regular tasks pertaining to HR are carried out on time.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor or his/her designated representative, who will supervise you and give you instructions related to your work.

    Qualifications and Attributes

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with strong Human Resource Management training
  • Self-directed and self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple employees while adhering to deadlines and priorities;
  • Strong HR technical skills and capacity with at least 3 years of practical experience on the field.
  • Intellectually curious, detail-oriented and organized
  • A critical, analytical, and process-oriented thinker with a willingness to learn and share good experiences;
  • A good understanding and or experience in HR consulting or other client-based and service-oriented
  • Ability to operate effectively within ambiguous environments, and to thrive as a part of a dynamic and evolving leadership team;
  • Ability to lead in an innovative organization and quickly-changing environment How to Apply

    CLICK HERE Associate - Human Resource to apply online

    Deadline to Apply:31st July 2015

    Siginon Group Group Audit and Risk Manager Job in Kenya

    Siginon Group

    Vacancy: Group Audit and Risk Manager

    We are on the path to being Africa’s World class Logistics Company. We are proactively designing systems and processes that ensure operations excellence and peace of mind for our customers.

    Block by block, we are building a team of Qualified, Motivated, Competent and Energized individuals with a Winning culture to drive this vision.

    The above position has arisen in our Siginon Group Corporate Office at Sea View Mombasa and we are looking for qualified candidates

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Board of Directors – Siginon Group and to the Managing Director – Siginon Group for day to day operation

  • Plan and conduct operational and financial audits related to Siginon Group. This may include reviewing internal controls, business processes, company policies and procedures, regulatory requirements, documents, records, accounts, operations costs and related factors.
  • Identify and document deviations, exceptions, and improvements in internal controls, opportunities for efficiencies, cost reduction and/or quality improvement as well as the associated business risk.
  • Act as audit leader for an audit processes assigned to specific functional or operational areas or services i.e.) including but not limited to Logistics, Aviation, and Transportation and Value Added Services (Warehousing Customs Brokerage, and Freight).
  • The Auditor may review their progress and work for adequacy, method, and procedures. planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organisation;
  • Risk assessment, which involves analysing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business;
  • Risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the organisation such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the organisation's previous handling of risks;
  • Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences, for example, to the board of directors so they understand the most significant risks, to business heads to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks;
  • Review compliance with company global policies and internal control standards.
  • Provide recommendations to address identified audit findings. Coordinate the preparation of audit reports summarizing audit findings and recommendations including identification of risk and impact on business process.
  • Recommend revisions in existing audit programs and develop effectiveness of audit programs for defined scope.
  • Prepare and present written and verbal reports of findings and recommendations to management

    Qualifications and Experience: Academic:

    Skills / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, related field
  • CPA certification is Mandatory
  • Understanding of the freight forwarding industry or related logistics (operational, commercial and financial processes).
  • Four to eight years working on projects, auditing and/or management consulting or related experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of internal controls and/or project management the ability to recognize required improvements in processes and controls.
  • Ability to present issues and recommendations to management in an effective manner.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Personable and able to work effectively within a team.
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience in leading small teams (2-3 audit team members).
  • Ability to travel 50% throughout the EA region.

    Other Relevant Qualifications:-

  • Big Four auditing/consulting experience or internal audit experience working in a multi-national company a plus.
  • Experience utilizing data analysis software is a plus.

    Please submit application and detailed CVs by emailing grouphr@siginon.com by July 31, 2015.


    Jumia General Merchandise Hunter Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: General Merchandise Hunter

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce.

    Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

    Job Description

  • Assist in coming up with a supplier sourcing (hunting) plan
  • Shortlisting, pre-qualifying and prioritizing key suppliers
  • Analyzing consumer buying patterns thus knowing which suppliers to focus on.
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers
  • Attending trade fairs/events to source merchandize (phones/electronics/ sports gear/ etc)
  • Seeking feedback from customers regarding merchandize sourced

    Qualifications

  • Degree / Diploma in Business / Procurement / Purchasing & Supply
  • You have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in purchasing / dealing with suppliers / sourcing
  • Very good IT skills
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Flexible, professional and pro-active, aggressive and a go getter (hustler).

    Additional Information

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to apply

    If You want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing Date: 21st August 2015


    Jumia Fashion Hunter Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: Fashion Hunter

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones.

    Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce.

    Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

    We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our production department.

    Job Description

  • Bringing in (“Hunting” )new fashion suppliers under JUMIA
  • Shortlisting, qualifying and prioritizing key suppliers
  • Analyzing customer buying patterns, predicting future trends thus determining which supplier to get
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers
  • Attending fashion related trade fairs/events to source new products/ suppliers
  • Seeking feedback from customers regarding products

    Qualifications

  • You have a diploma/ degree in Business/ Fashion & Design/ Procurement or Sales and Marketing
  • A passion for fashion and preferably having worked with a fashion entity
  • You have a minimum of 1 year experience in dealing with suppliers, sourcing, sales and marketing
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Available in short notice

    Additional Information

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to apply

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, to the following contacts : joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing Date: 21st August 2015


    Jumia Fashionistas Jobs in Kenya

    “Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

    Introducing the Jumia Fashionistas . . . a new group of trendy sales men and women focused on clothing, hair, and beauty products

    How it Works

  • Apply to become a Jumia Fashionista (instructions below)
  • Once accepted, receive fashion sales training
  • Begin selling clothing, hair, and beauty products from Jumia’s website
  • Earn commissions for every item you sell
  • Compete with other Fashionistas for weekly and monthly prizes

    How to Apply

    1. Submit a CV and answers to the following questions to fashionistas@jumia.co.ke

    2. Questions:

    Describe why you are qualified to be a Fashionista including any prior sales experience or experience in fashion.

    What is your definition of fashion? What is your definition of beauty?

    Pretend you are selling to a 30-year-old working mother with two children, as a Fashionista, what would you try to sell her and why?

    Closing Date: 21st August 2015


    Premier Academy Teachers, Personal Assistant and Lab Technician Jobs in Kenya

    Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence in nurturing model citizens of the world.

    We provide an environment of excellence where students reach their full potential in academic, sporting, creative and moral development.

    In exercising our mandate, we put emphasis on attracting and retaining highly motivated and energetic talent through a recruiting process that encourages fairness and equity.

    We are seeking innovative, qualified and competent teachers with multitasking abilities for the following

    Economics Teacher – Secondary

    Key Stage 1 Teacher – Primary

    Teacher Assistant - Kindergarten

    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 the relevant teaching qualifications (KHA/P1/DECE/B.Ed) for the section applied for.
  • Be Proficient in Microsoft office and the use of the internet.
  • Have experience in Pastoral care
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in schools offering the International Curriculum.
  • Possess a Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Registration Certificate.

    We are also seeking qualified & competent personnel to fill the following positions

    Personal Assistant to Director of Change Management

    Job Requirement:

  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet program
  • Diploma in the relevant field
  • At least 5 year experience
  • Laboratory Technician

    Job Requirement:

  • Diploma in the relevant field.
  • Have 3 years’ experience in schools offering the International Curriculum.
  • Should be able to organize Biology Practicals pertaining to the IGCSE & A level curriculum.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application, updated CV, testimonials with full contact details of 3 referees to: recruit@premier-sri.ac.ke to be received not later than 6th August 2015

    Please indicate the position you feel you are qualified for on the subject line of your email.

    (Only short listed candidates will be contacted)


    Kenya Markets Trust Job Vacancies

    Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) uses innovative mechanisms to catalyse and influence change in market systems through partnerships in the private and public sector, working at business level, influencing commercial practices, government policy and regulation to create better performing market systems that are inclusive and create wealth for all along the value chain, particularly those at the base of the pyramid.

    KMT is currently working in five sectors – seed, agricultural inputs, dairy, livestock and water – and implements some work in these sectors internally and some through local partners. Its working funds come from donors and foundations .

    1. Business Analyst

    KMT is seeking to recruit a Business Analyst who will report to the Director of Policy, Knowledge and Research and who will work across all sector teams to undertake due diligence and prepare business plans for proposed partnerships/interventions with external clients/partners, and for KMT’s internal requirements.

    S/he will sharpen KMT’s adaptability, agility, and ability to manage constant change through innovation by providing robust financial analysis and insights.

    S/he will have the task of business Analysis, understanding KMT’s business change needs, assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery of requirements with relevant stakeholders.

    In addition s/he will develop internal capacity such that non-financial team members gain a better understanding of how to undertake due diligence and financial analysis and financial forward planning.

    More specifically, the Business Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Providing services to operational units within KMT to assess partnering initiatives through due diligence analysis, the preparation of financial justifications, the development of business models and financial risk analysis;
  • Ensuring that all KMT plans have a financial rigour captured in them;
  • Providing services to KMT’s Partners in developing and assessing alternative business models and market opportunities;
  • Working with the Procurement section of KMT, lead in designing and delivering training, and coaching to staff as they undertake due diligence and financial analysis;
  • Developing a pro-active approach within the Funding community (to include local Foundations) to ensure that KMT has at least 3-5 years’ rolling funding, at any one time;
  • Preparation of financial projections and budgets for KMT funding opportunities.

    Experience & Skills:

    The right person for this position will have at least 5-7 years’ experience, ideally gained in a large accounting and/ or consulting company. Knowledge of the Kenyan donor community and their requirements in terms of preparing financial projections and budgets would be a distinct advantage.

    In addition to the candidate being detail oriented, s/he will be curious, flexible, adaptable and a lateral thinker, with business/commercial insights, strategic depth, imagination, inquisitiveness and understanding.

    In addition, the right candidate would require:

  • Education to Bachelors level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Economics, Accounting, Business Management. An MBA would be an added advantage
  • Experience of working with multiple and diverse partners in the private, public and donor/funding sectors;
  • Experience of designing and delivering training programmes that enable non-financial staff to grasp basic financial analysis;
  • The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis;

    1. Implementation of advanced strategies for gathering, reviewing and analyzing data requirements;

    2. Prioritize requirements and create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups;

    3. Appreciation of strategic business process modeling, traceability and quality management techniques;

  • Business case development, problem solving skills based on business analysis skills;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills;
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    2. Kenya Markets Trust Portfolio Director (Agribusiness)

    KMT is seeking to recruit a Portfolio Director (PD) to manage its Agribusiness portfolio, which comprises Seed and Inputs Technical teams and implementing teams on the ground.

    The PD will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be part of the Executive Team.

    The PD will manage the internal and external teams responsible for the implementation of KMT’s initiatives in the Agribusiness Sectors, ensuring the smooth flow of operations and allowing for creativity and initiatives to be generated by teams on the ground.

    More specifically the PD will be responsible inter alia for:

  • Ensuring that systems and process are in place to facilitate the work of the Agribusiness Teams on the ground;
  • Ensuring that the right information is collected, analysed and disseminated to guide the teams;
  • Providing quality control on all procurement within the department;
  • Establishing KPIs that monitoring team and individual performance;
  • Regularly reviewing expenditure against budget with the Team Leaders within the Department and ensure that remedial action is taken where variations are high;
  • Working with the COO and HR department to make sure that current staff have the right skills and that suitably experienced and qualified staff are recruited to fill vacant positions;
  • Overseeing the professional development of staff within the department;
  • Identifying and organising (in conjunction with the Livestock PD) regular and relevant internal and external professional and managerial training for department members;
  • Identifying and ensure the availability of external consultants in order that they provide real value-added to the various teams;
  • Set Terms of Reference for, evaluate and manage external teams for specific assignments;
  • Identifying sector-specific as well as cross-sectorial policy issues and working with the Research, Policy and Knowledge team to develop influencing plans
  • Working with the Research, Policy and Knowledge team to develop influencing plans to identify new interventions or sectors that KMT could potentially transform.
  • Quality control report preparation by Team Leads to relevant funders;
  • Provide leadership to Department members on overall ‘Change Management’ within KMT;
  • Develop the human talent of the Teams under your management & leadership

    Experience & Skills:

    The right person for this position will have at least 8-10 years’ experience, with at least 4 years gained at a leadership level.

    Ideally, experience would have been gained in a business that transacts commercially with the ‘base of the pyramid’, one that values a highly developed sense of client service and partnerships management, and that experiments with new initiatives & ideas to reach current and future clients in the seed/agricultural inputs sectors.

    The right candidate will be curious, flexible, adaptable and lateral thinking, and able to think strategically.

    Specific experience in supply chain/value chain management; use of ICT to make markets work more effectively and a broad understanding of the workings of knowledge management, the value and essence of communications would be valued.

    In addition, the right candidate would require:

  • Education to Masters level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Agribusiness, Marketing, Strategy, Economics.
  • Experience of working with multiple and diverse partners in the private, public and donor/funding sectors
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Superior management and co-ordination skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Action oriented, entrepreneurial, energetic, collaborative proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact on strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to work in a complex work environment where there are cross cutting demands
  • Strong relationship management skills,
  • Strong people skills, problem solver, results oriented
  • A change driver; with inquisitiveness, imagination, anticipation, courage and client focus,
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and experience
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with executive management, the Board and staff.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    3. Portfolio Director (Livestock)

    KMT is seeking to recruit a Portfolio Director (PD) to manage its Livestock portfolio, which comprises Livestock and Dairy Technical teams and implementing teams on the ground, mostly in the north of Kenya.

    The PD will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be part of the Executive Team.

    The PD will manage the internal and external teams responsible for the implementation of KMT’s initiatives in the Livestock Sectors, ensuring the smooth flow of operations and allowing for creativity and initiatives to be generated by teams on the ground.

    More specifically the PD will be responsible inter alia for:

  • Ensuring that systems and process are in place to facilitate the work of the Livestock Teams on the ground;
  • Ensuring that the right information is collected, analysed and disseminated to guide the teams;
  • Providing quality control on all procurement within the department;
  • Establishing KPIs that monitoring team and individual performance;
  • Regularly reviewing expenditure against budget with the Team Leaders within the Department and ensure that remedial action is taken where variations are high;
  • Working with the COO and HR department to make sure that current staff have the right skills and that suitably experienced and qualified staff are recruited to fill vacant positions;
  • Overseeing the professional development of staff within the department;
  • Identifying and organising (in conjunction with the Agri-business PD) regular and relevant internal and external professional and managerial training for department members;
  • Identifying and ensure the availability of external consultants in order that they provide real value-added to the various teams;
  • Set Terms of Reference for, evaluate and manage external teams for specific assignments;
  • Identifying sector-specific as well as cross-sectorial policy issues and working with the Research, Policy and Knowledge team to develop influencing plans
  • Working with the Research, Policy and Knowledge team to develop influencing plans to identify new interventions or sectors that KMT could potentially transform.
  • Quality control report preparation by Team Leads to relevant funders;
  • Provide leadership to Department members on overall ‘Change Management’ within KMT;
  • Develop the human talent of the Teams under your management & leadership

    Experience & Skills:

    The right person for this position will have at least 8-10 years’ experience, with at least 4 years gained at a leadership level.

    Ideally, experience would have been gained in a business that transacts commercially with the ‘base of the pyramid’, one that values a highly developed sense of client service and partnerships management, and that experiments with new initiatives & ideas to reach current and future clients in the livestock/dairy sectors.

    The right candidate will be curious, flexible, adaptable and lateral thinking, and able to think strategically.

    Specific experience in supply chain/value chain management; use of ICT to make markets work more effectively and a broad understanding of the workings of knowledge management, the value and essence of communications would be valued.

    In addition, the right candidate would require:

  • Education to Masters level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Agribusiness, Marketing, Strategy, Economics.
  • Experience of working with multiple and diverse partners in the private, public and donor/funding sectors
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Superior management and co-ordination skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Action oriented, entrepreneurial, energetic, collaborative proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact on strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to work in a complex work environment where there are cross cutting demands
  • Strong relationship management skills,
  • Strong people skills, problem solver, results oriented
  • A change driver; with inquisitiveness, imagination, anticipation, courage and client focus,
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and experience
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with executive management, the Board and staff.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    4. Knowledge, Research and Policy Director

    KMT is seeking to recruit a Knowledge, Research and Policy Director who will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be part of the Executive Management Team.

    The Knowledge, Research and Policy Director will lead the newly formed department to ensure that KMT optimizes its knowledge, research and information to influence policy in the execution of its mandate in market transformation.

    S/he will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to the department including inter alia:

  • Communications: through a robust and proactive communications strategy and execution, ensure that all key stakeholders are kept abreast of KMT’s activities through appropriate and relevant communications channels.
  • Knowledge & Results application; Oversee and develop a cutting edge knowledge and results platform and team that lends itself to knowledge application in the execution of KMT’s mandate in the markets it operates in
  • Political economy: Seek, network, develop and apply key political economy insights to KMT’s sector interventions, initiatives and programs;
  • Macro-economic analysis: ensure that advocacy is supported by robust analysis that demonstrates the impact at sector, county, national and, where appropriate, regional level;
  • Influence policy in the sectors that KMT works in and those it plans to work in in the future
  • Business development: develop and anchor business development skills within KMT to include a 3 year financial rolling forecast with associated business plans
  • Develop a pro-active approach within the Funding community (to include local foundations) to ensure that KMT has at least 3-5 years rolling funding, at any one time
  • New Sectors: Against a set of pre-agreed criteria and analysis, seek new sectors that KMT should gain an interest in
  • Network with the private and public sectors to influence changes in business/commercial practices, public policy and regulations that could have a significant impact on growth, inclusiveness and competitiveness within the sectors KMT plays in;
  • Develop strong relationship with key partners to ensure KMT achieves as a centre of excellence / ‘Go To’ organisation with expertise and experience in market system transformation;
  • Capture, re-purpose and disburse relevant lessons and ideas for dissemination within KMT and to broader audiences.
  • Develop the human talent of the Teams under your management & leadership

    Experience & Skills:

  • The right person for this position will have at least 10-12 years’ experience, 5 of which should have been gained at a leadership level.
  • Ideally, experience would have been gained in a business that transacts commercially with the ‘base of the pyramid’, one that values a highly developed sense of client service and partnerships management, and that experiments with new initiatives & ideas to reach current and future clients.
  • Alternatively, experience gained in client service, marketing/brand building, communications and/or knowledge management providing services into the seed, agricultural inputs, dairy, livestock and water of the economy would be highly beneficial.
  • The right candidate will be curious, flexible, adaptable and lateral thinking, and able to think strategically. Specific experience in supply chain/value chain management; use of ICT to make markets work more effectively and a broad understanding of the workings of knowledge management, the value and essence of communications would be valued.

    In addition, the right candidate would require:

  • Education to Masters level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Communications, ICT, Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Strategy.
  • Experience of working with multiple and diverse partners in the private, public and donor/funding sectors
  • Strong relationship management skills, with knowledge of whom and how to influence at multiple levels across large, medium and small businesses, national & county governments and the donor/funding community.
  • Strong people skills, problem solver
  • A change driver; with inquisitiveness, imagination, anticipation, courage and client focus,
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and experience
  • Engaging communicator/presenter with outstanding writing skills
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    5. Trust Chief Operating Officer

    KMT is seeking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer who will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be part of the Executive Team.

    The COO will oversee the day-to-day operations and strategy execution of KMT, particularly the portfolio teams implementing KMT’s direct activities and managing implementing partners.

    The COO will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to the Portfolio Department and close liaison with KMT ‘service departments’ including inter alia:

  • Ensuring that systems and process are in place that facilitate the work of the Portfolio Teams on the ground.
  • Liaising with KMT internal ‘service departments’ (Knowledge, Research and Policy and Finance and Admin) to facilitate productive relationships and the smooth flow of service provision to the Portfolio Teams;
  • Ensuring a high level of oversight of partner firms/organization particularly those implementing sectoral work on behalf of KMT (currently Technoserve, SNV, AgriExperience and Mercy Corp);
  • Ability to set Terms of Reference for, evaluate and manage external teams for specific assignments;
  • Good understanding of the requirements of funders and ensuring that relevant reports etc. are prepared to a high standard for them;
  • Well versed in ‘Change Management’ and how change can effectively be implemented within the organization
  • Develop the human talent of the Teams under your management & leadership

    Experience & Skills:

    The right person for this position will have at least 10-15 years’ experience, with at least 6 years gained at a leadership level.

    Ideally, experience would have been gained in a business that transacts commercially with the ‘base of the pyramid’, one that values a highly developed sense of client service and partnerships management, and that experiments with new initiatives & ideas to reach current and future clients.

    Alternatively, experience gained in client service, marketing/brand building, communications and/or knowledge management providing services into the seed, agricultural inputs, dairy, livestock and water of the economy would be highly beneficial.

    The right candidate will be curious, flexible, adaptable and lateral thinking, and able to think strategically.

    Specific experience in supply chain/value chain management; use of ICT to make markets work more effectively and a broad understanding of the workings of knowledge management, the value and essence of communications would be valued.

    In addition, the right candidate would require:

  • Education to Masters level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Agribusiness, Marketing, Strategy, Economics.
  • Experience of working with multiple and diverse partners in the private, public and donor/funding sectors
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Superior management and co-ordination skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Action oriented, entrepreneurial, energetic, collaborative proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact on strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to work in a complex work environment where there are cross cutting demands
  • Strong relationship management skills,
  • Strong people skills, problem solver, results oriented
  • A change driver; with inquisitiveness, imagination, anticipation, courage and client focus,
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and experience
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with executive management, the Board and staff.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    It would be an advantage to be aware of the issues surrounding agribusiness and the water, inputs, seed or dairy sectors and to have some exposure to value chain analysis or the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach to market transformation.

    If you are interested in the above position and meet the above criteria, please send in your application via electronic mail to KMTBA@tgagroupea.com attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary package in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format.

    Your application should reach us on or before 4th August 2015.

    An attractive and competitive package will be offered to the appointed candidates


    RitePak Retail Merchandiser Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Retail Merchandiser

    About the company: Founded in 2013, RitePak (K) Ltd manufactures Stryrofoam products used primarily in the food and beverage packaging industry.

    The role is a product merchandiser who ideally has experience in FMCG.

    Job Description

  • Routine visits to retail outlets to ensure product is well displayed and available
  • Process and follow up on all orders as necessary
  • Coordinate demos and trainings as necessary
  • Merchandising and retail support for accounts
  • Develop relationships at store, wholesale and manufacturing level
  • Occasional sales to other clients
  • Utilize market data to improve product placement

    Qualifications

  • Experience in a sales role
  • Exception communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with clients
  • Ability to network, engage and influence people
  • Preferably recent graduate with maximum 3 years experience

    Please email your resume to hr@ritepak.co.ke to apply.

    Include your cover letter in the body of the email.

    Applications without a cover letter in the body of the email WILL NOT be considered.

    Closing Date 1st August 2015


    Principal HRM & Admin Officer Job Vacancy - Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre

    The Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre formally CAIS was established in1946 through a Gazette Notice No.557 as a semen production and distribution Station.

    The Centre has been given full autonomy as a State Corporation, through a Gazette Notice No.L.N. 110 of September 2011.

    The new mandate of the Centre includes production, preservation, distribution and conservation of animal genetic material as well as rearing of breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet National demand and for export.

    Currently the core business is Bull Semen Production and Distribution.

    The Centre`s Management initiated the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 process in August 2010 and having satisfied the requirements of this Management Standards, KAGRC is fully certified.

    Principal Human Resource Management and Administration Officer

    KAGRC 5 (Equivalent of J/G ‘P’ In Civil Service)

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Director Finance, Human Resource Management and Administration for all human resource management and administration Matters

    Job Description

  • Develop and Implement human resources plan and personnel management policies and procedures
  • Promote workplace safety
  • Provide advice and assistance of staff and management on pay and benefits systems
  • Monitor daily attendance in conjunction with the relevant supervisor
  • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions
  • Ensure that accurate job description are in place
  • Provide advice and assistance when conducting staff performance evaluations
  • Identify staff training and development opportunities
  • Analyzing the utilization of Human Resources in KAGRC and advising on proper deployment;
  • Making proposals on Human Resource Planning and succession management; Analyzing staff performance and career progression and making appropriate recommendations;
  • Ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of Human Resource Management policies, rules and regulations including those relating to pensions, salary administration, labour laws and other statutes that impact on the human resource
  • Ensuring smooth operations of Administration Services;
  • Taking part in procurement and supply of stores for human resources and administration purposes.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Served as Chief Human Resource Management and Administrative officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following Social Sciences: Government, Sociology, Economics, Public or business Administration, human Resource or Personnel Management, Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a higher diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • A masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Certificate in computer applications;

    Demonstrated high level of professionalism and competence in work performance and results The position will be for a three year renewal contract subject to performance and continued improvement.

    Interested candidates should apply and attach detailed (Curriculum Vitae), copies of their certificates, testimonies including email address and cell phone number and names of three referees to the address below, to be received on or before 17th August, 2015.

    KAGRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people living with disability, Women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre
    P.O. Box 23070-00604,
    Lower Kabete, Nairobi

    Email: info@kagrc.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    EPZA Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

    Export Processing Zones Authority

    Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

    EPZA/HR/11/2015

    Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament - the Export Processing Zones Act (Cap 517 of the Laws of Kenya) for the promotion and facilitation of export oriented investment and for the development of an enabling environment for such investments.

    The Authority seeks to fill the position of a Chief Executive Officer.

    The officer will be the link person between the staff and the Board and will be in charge of all the assets and finances of the Authority.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Spearheading leadership in the implementation and evaluation of corporate strategic plans in addition to building relevant organizational capacity to deliver on strategy by guiding, directing and evaluating the work of management staff within the organization;
  • Managing the day to day operations of the Authority and overseeing legal, regulatory and statutory requirements;
  • Guiding management and advising the Board on opportunities for investment and business growth;
  • Developing of and recommending to the board the short, medium and long term corporate strategies, business plans, annual operating budgets and annual procurement plans to achieve corporate objectives;
  • Coordinating and preparing business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration to the board;
  • Ensuring that there is effective communication between the Management and the Board as well as between different levels of Management;
  • Attending to Human Resource matters including organizational structures, appointments, welfare, training, industrial relations, separation and effective management of succession plans;
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the quality and value of services and products provided by the authority;
  • Ensuring achievement of the Authority’s financial and operating goals and objectives with a view to making the Authority self – sustaining;
  • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of corporate policies and programs
  • Maintaining a conducive working environment suitable for attracting, developing and retaining an efficient workforce;
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate governance;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international laws as may be applicable;
  • Ensuring that the Mwongozo Code of Conduct is implemented in the Authority
  • Establishing proper internal monitoring / control systems and procedures in addition to risk management plans /systems;
  • Creating linkages and partnerships with stakeholders and other government bodies; and Fostering a good working relationship with and under the guidance/consultation with the Authority’s parent Ministry.

    Qualification, Experience and Attributes:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Holder of at least a Master’s degree from a recognized university in Strategic Management or any of the following fields:

    1. Business Administration

    2. Marketing

    3. Economics

    4. Public Relations or other related fields;

  • Must have 15 years’ experience ten of which must be in a senior management position;
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body in a relevant field of qualification;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and conflict management skills;
  • Must have proven leadership ability and integrity at senior management level;
  • Must be results oriented, self-driven and have the ability to offer leadership in a multicultural setting;
  • Must be compliant with Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010;
  • Must be conversant with laws and rules governing business environment in Kenya as well as with Kenya’s regional/international trade obligations;
  • Must have proven experience in strategy formulation and implementation of projects; and
  • Having Knowledge and experience in the Public sector will be an added advantage.

    Applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • A valid Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • A valid Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau;
  • A valid Certificate of Good conduct from Criminal Investigations Department;
  • A valid Tax Clearance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Reference letters from current and past employers giving their contact details;

    The position carries a competitive remuneration package.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website EPZA

    The duly filled-in EPZA Job Application Forms should be emailed to: epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com.

    Please attach your cover letter, updated CV, certificates, testimonials and the clearance certificates/ letters and a most recent pay slip.

    Please indicate Job Ref. on the email subject line.

    The closing date for receipt of the applications is 11th August 2015.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    “Export Processing Zones Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer”


    MSF Spain Communications Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Médecins Sans Frontières Spain – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona-Athens) is looking for a Communications Advisor, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya

    General Context: Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates.

    The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and Nairobi.

    The field operations are guided and supported by 4 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Communication Department

    General Objective

    The Communication Advisor reports hierarchically to the Head of Operational Communication Unit and functionally to the Head of Operational Cell

    The main objectives of the Communication Advisor are to follow up on a portfolio of missions and advise the Operations Department on communication issues; and to provide regular support to the Operational Cell in Nairobi for all communications related issues and will work closely with the missions in the field, the other Comms Advisors and other MSF sections

  • Advise and support the Nairobi-based Cell and missions in the portfolio of the cell to implement communication strategies, undertake communication activities and produce communication materials based on operational and communication priorities; advise and support the East African Unit in an ad-hoc basis.
  • Advise and support the Nairobi-based Cell and missions in the portfolio of the cell on public positioning and messaging;
  • Propose and implement communications initiatives based on operational and communication priorities to achieve operational or communication objectives, i.e. to support the perception and acceptance of the organization in the field as well as leverage;
  • Plan and manage field visits to support planning and implementation of communication strategies based on communication needs;
  • Support and work with local communication officers to implement local communication strategies and help them to achieve their objectives;
  • Manages media requests related to the portfolio of missions;
  • Participate and collaborate in intersectional initiatives to disseminate joint messages based on operational priorities
  • Works closely with MSF Press Officers and the Regional Information Officer to ensure a wide dissemination of MSF messages to national, regional and international audiences;
  • Assesses media dynamics at regional level and identifies key opportunities for communication I the broader region, including in countries that are not part of his/her portfolio.

    Main Functions and Responsibilities

  • The Comms Advisor serves as the focal point for all communications related issues in a given portfolio of projects.
  • Acts as an advisor of the Operational Cell and the field missions for all communications related issues.
  • Cooperates with the East African Unit in the production of institutional material, institutional bilateral or multilateral meetings, etc. for a proper representation of MSF in the region.
  • Develops together with the Head of the Operational Cell, the Heads of Mission and the Head of Information Unit, and implements communication strategies for his/her portfolio of missions, including perception and acceptance, communication/advocacy and visibility objectives and activities.
  • Participates in a 24 hour on-call service for communication and media issues relating to the portfolio of missions, in conjunction with the Head of Information Unit and the Comms Advisors in Barcelona as well as the Press Officers in Madrid.
  • Produces written and communication materials for internal and external use such as Press releases, briefing papers, web stories and updates, reports, articles for MSF magazines, etc.
  • When in the field, produces photo and audiovisual material for external use.
  • Manages media requests related to the portfolio of missions, organizing for instance interviews and field visits.
  • Supports and advice MSF teams in the field and HQ when dealing with media, for instance organizing media trainings and briefing spokespeople.
  • Facilitates the internal/external information flow related to the specific projects
  • Works closely with the Press Officers to ensure a wide dissemination of MSF messages to national and international audiences.
  • Is available to leave as an Emergency Communication Officer when needed after proper Emergency training.
  • Supports the Press Officers in the organization of press activities and campaigns related to her/his portfolio.
  • Contributes to and assists with the development of media relations strategy, including responsibility for formulating a media relations plan.
  • Coordinates with other MSF sections to share plans, strategies and activities
  • Carries out briefings/ debriefings with international staff.
  • Spends around 30% of his/her annual working time in the field. He/she will be spending part of his/her time also in Barcelona for a better integration within the comms team and HQ.

    Selection Criteria

    Training and Experience

  • Degree in Journalism or media related
  • At least, three years of professional journalistic and or communication experience, preferably in developing countries
  • Fluent in English, French highly desirable, other languages appreciated (specially Arabic)
  • Previous experience in the development/humanitarian sector an asset
  • Field experience, preferably in emergency or crisis context
  • Knowledge of photography and video highly desirable;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Social media knowledge a plus.

    Others

  • Availability to travel to unstable contexts with short notice and for periods of at least three weeks

    Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

    Post Conditions

  • Position based in Nairobi in Mèdecins Sans Frontieres OCBA offices.
  • Minimum commitment with the post of 3 years
  • Full time job
  • Annual gross salary: Level HQ 4A + secondary benefits based on the MSF OCBA Reward Policy
  • Starting September 2015

    How to apply

    Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter by August 4th, 2015 under the reference "COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR EA"

    to: MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org

    Or

    MSF SPAIN, East Africa Unit
    P.O. Box 60204-00200
    Mayfair center, 4th Floor
    Ralph Bunche Rd.
    Nairobi.

    MSF will contact only short-listed candidates.


    Ukulima Sacco Jobs in Kenya

    Ukulima Sacco Society Limited, a leading national Sacco in Kenya with its headquarters in Nairobi and branch network in Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret and Embu has excellent career opportunities for individuals who posses a passion of excellence, strong work ethics, are results oriented and committed to continual improvement for the following positions:

    1. Marketing Representatives

    16 Positions

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for selling products and services of the Sacco to its members as well as recruiting new members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To recruit new members into the Sacco.
  • To sell Sacco products and services to existing members.
  • To disseminate Sacco information to both existing and potential members.
  • To provide feedback to the Sacco on members issues and expectations.
  • To sell micro Credit
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • KCSE C or its equivalent and ;
  • Certificate in Marketing/business related field and;
  • One year experience in sales and marketing;
  • Computer literacy.

    2. Senior ICT Officer

    UC 4

    Ref UCSCS/HR/ICT/07/15

    One Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • User administration (setup and maintaining user accounts: adding, removing or updating user account information, resetting passwords, etc)
  • Maintaining the running system(s)
  • Verify that peripherals are working properly
  • Introducing and integrating new technologies into existing system environments.
  • Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes
  • Performing routine audits of systems and software.
  • Quickly arrange repair for hardware in occasion of hardware failure
  • Monitor system performance, analyze system logs and identify potential issues with computer systems
  • Create file systems
  • Install and configure new hardware and software
  • Perform backup and recovery procedures
  • Monitor network communication
  • Implement the policies for the use of the computer system and network
  • Setup security policies for users. A system administrator must have a strong grasp of computer security (e.g. firewalls and intrusion detection systems).
  • Troubleshooting any reported problems.
  • Answering technical queries.
  • Ensuring that the network infrastructure is up and running.
  • User Training
  • Maintain site licenses for department/organization.

    Academic and Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor Computer Science or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Foxpro programming, Dbase III+ Programming
  • Five years’ working experience in senior position;
  • Good Working knowledge in Navison ERP on finance, Mobile banking.

    How to Apply

    Applications with detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, work experience, copies of certificates, testimonials and National identity card, day telephone contacts and names and contacts of at least three (3) referees should reach the Society on or before 3rd August 2015 Noon and addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Ukulima Sacco Society Limited
    P. O. Box 44071-00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

    Ukulima Sacco Society Limited is an equal opportunity employer.


    Christian Aid Senior Humanitarian Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Senior Humanitarian Advisor - East and Horn of Africa

    Re - Advertisement

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Type of Contract: Permanent

    Salary Range: Kes.4,523,991 – 5,593,648 p.a

    Closing Date: 10th August 2015

    About us

    Christian Aid is partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future and saving lives during emergencies.

    In 20 countries across the continent, we manage a wide range of Humanitarian and development programmes that have a positive impact on the lives of millions. And while we’ve achieved some incredible results, there’s still a lot we can do.

    This is why we are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled and motivated individual to support and drive forward our Humanitarian work in east and horn of Africa.

    About the role

    As the Senior Humanitarian Adviser for east and horn of Africa, you will be based in either Addis Ababa or Nairobi.

    You will coordinate, provide advice, support and surge capacity for emergency response to country offices and partners in the region by supporting the development and monitoring emergency programmes, building capacity of partners and developing funding proposals to enable them to implement high quality, accountable and principled responses.

    The post holder will also support work on accountability, preparedness, protection cash programming, DRR, resilience and conflict displacement. He or she will also support the relevant ACT forums in the region including working with country teams to develop ACT appeals.

    You will support the country programs to expand the portfolio of humanitarian programs in the region.

    Specifically, you will support program staff in humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development.

    You will also provide surge capacity for emergency response and the development of innovative humanitarian and resilience programs.

    Lastly, you will help CA country offices to engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian and resilience work, and working closely with the other regional humanitarian advisors and managers to ensure we are influenced by current good practise and opening up opportunities for new productive humanitarian collaborations in East and horn of Africa.

    About you

    You will have an excellent understanding of and experience in humanitarian programmes in East and Horn of Africa and a passion about accountability and putting affected populations at the centre of our work.

    You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief and rehabilitation and an understanding of development issues and the partnership approach to emergency work.

    You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors.

    You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods.

    Further information

    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

    Please note this role includes approximately 75 days plus travel per annum.

    For more information on application procedures, visit Christian Aid website Senior Humanitarian Advisor - East and Horn of Africa and follow the steps to apply online.

    Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.

    We welcome application forms from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

    Change Lives. Start With Your Own


    Homes Universal Massive Recruitment of Real Estate Jobs in Kenya

    Homes Universal a leading real estate consortium is looking for persons to fill the positions:

    a) Site Managers

    A degree in Building / Construction and Engineering and a Minimum 5 years experience in Construction Industry.

  • At least 2 years must have been in supervisory or management at a busy construction site.

    b) Caretakers / Store Keepers

  • Must have a certificate in the relevant field and a minimum of 5 years experience.

    c) Security Manager / Supervisors

  • Degree / Diploma in relevant field. Must have served at supervisory level in a Security department / firm for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Must have experience in all aspects of security supervision, Technical marketing skills (proposal writing for sourcing), and relevant security industry knowledge

    d) Property Sources and Marketers

  • Degree / Diploma in relevant area and at least 3 years experience in Marketing / Business Development.

    g) Procurement Officer / Accountant

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management and CPA K.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a busy environment.
  • Practical knowledge of relevant accounting softwares.

    h) Driver / Rider

    Class BCE and G with at least 5 years proven experience in motor cycle riding and motor vehicle driving.

    If your experience and competencies match the above specifications, please send your cover letter and detailed CV, stating your current and expected remuneration to jobs@homesuniversal.com or hr@homesuniversal.com to reach us before 30th August 2015.

    Only qualified candidates will be considered.


    Radiologist Job in Eldoret Kenya

    St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital is a leading healthcare provider situated in Eldoret Town along Nandi road.

    We are seeking for a suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan citizen, who is dynamic, self motivated and results oriented with excellent transferable skills, high integrity and a proven track record of achievement in the past roles for the following position.

    Radiologist

    Reporting to: Chief Executive officer

    Core Function: Responsible for analyzing and reporting medical images for quality health care

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out routine and special radiology and imaging procedures and interpreting them.
  • Evaluating diagnostic images to ensure they are of high diagnostic value.
  • Enhancing evidence based practice.
  • Championing continuous quality improvement in clinical practice and service delivery.
  • Participating in research, developing clinical protocols and facilitating CME
  • Overall management and supervision of the Radiology department

    Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Masters of Medicine in Radiology.
  • Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Possess professional indemnity.
  • Sound diagnostic skills and judgment.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Certificate of good conduct, tax clearance, and credit bureau clearance

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications along with their C.V. and copies of relevant certifications/credentials, three referees, current and expected salary to the Office of the Hospital Administrator or to admin@stlukesorthopaedics.com by 31st July, 2015.

    St. Luke’s hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

    Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Save the Children RMNCH End of Project Evaluation Consultancy in Mandera County, Kenya

    Save the Children

    Terms of Reference for Consultancy Services

    End of Project Evaluation of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services (RMNCH) in Mandera County

    Duration: 30 days

    Status: Firm / Individuals

    Organizational Background:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    Overview of the EU-RMNCH Project

    In April 2013, Save the Children has started implementing a grant by the European Union for 2 ½ years titled “Accelerating reduction in maternal and under-five mortality among marginalized populations of Mandera County, Kenya”.

    The project covers the sub counties of Mandera East, Mandera West, Banisa and Mandera North in Mandera County.

    The project is mainly implemented through the Community Strategy approach and closely with the county government of Mandera health department and two local implementing partners.

    Overall objective

    The overall objective of this project is to reach the indicators for MDG 4 and MDG 5 in Kenya.

    The specific objective is to increase demand for and access to quality maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition and family planning information and services by 69,004 women of reproductive age, 13,757 pregnant women, 50,780 children under five and 11,280 infants in marginalised pastoral communities of Mandera County.

    The expected results are:

  • Increased community awareness of, involvement in and demand for MNCH, nutrition and FP services
  • Increased coverage, capacity and access to quality community MNCH, nutrition and FP services
  • Increased coverage, capacity and access to quality government MNCH, nutrition and FP services

    Deliverables

    1. A technical proposal outlining the methodology with mention of the data collection tools and approaches to be used for the evaluation. The technical proposal should also include a detailed implementing plan outlining key timelines within a 30 day period.

    2. Financial proposal should only include the fees payable (In Ksh) to the consultant(s) as all other fees (travel, accommodation, meals and allowances) related to the evaluation will be taken care of by Save the Children within its policy guidelines. Save the children shall provide resources required including identification and remuneration of the research assistants for the data collection and data entry.

    CLICK HERE to view a detailed terms of reference

    How to Apply

    All interested Individuals/firms are requested to express interest following the attached EOI format ONLY (CLICK HERE to download Expression of interest form ) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to abraham.afeworki@savethechildren.org by 29th July 2015 indicating the Assignment Title on the subject line.


    UNSOM Gender Affairs Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

    Functional Title: Gender Affairs Officer

    Grade: NO-C

    Sections Unit: Gender

    Location: Nairobi (Frequent travel to Mogadishu)

    Vacancy Announcement Number: UNSOM/GEN/003/2015

    Description of Responsibilities: Under the overall technical guidance and directives of the UNSOM Senior Gender Advisor and Chief of the Integrated Gender Office (IGU) and the direct supervision of the UNSOM Head of Office, Nairobi and within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Promote the mainstreaming of gender equality and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the work of UN Somalia
  • In consultation with the Senior Gender Advisor (SGA), support the UN Gender Theme Group (GTG) in translating existing UN policies, strategies and mandates on the promotion of gender equality and WPS in all activities of the UN in Somalia;
  • Provide the UNSOM Head of Office (Nairobi), the RCO and the members of UNCT with timely advice, brief on gender issues and gender analysis so as to enable them address key gender issues in various policy fora, political debates relevant to Somali Peace and State-building processes;
  • Represent the SGA and the Integrated Gender Unit (IGU) at the GTG and work collaboratively and in a coordinated manner with the GTG members and the UN Members to the GBV Working Group led by UNFPA to support implementation of the gender mainstreaming commitments in the ISF;
  • Participate in and make substantive contribution to the work of the GTG in realization of the recommendations of the 2014 UNCT Gender Score Card exercise;
  • Assist the SGA/Chief, (IGU) to design and implement a UNSOM mission-wide action plan on gender and WPS and contribute to the attainment of reporting obligations, documentation of good practices, preparation of policy papers and related submissions for senior mission leaders;
  • Provide assistance to the SGA/Chief, IGU in the realization of the PBF supported women’s political participation project (Strengthening women’s role and participation in peacebuilding - Towards just, fair and inclusive Somalia) and the formulation of the National Gender Policy.
  • Attend relevant Nairobi based meetings on behalf of the SGA/IGU and ensure liaison and partnerships with Somali civil society organizations and women’s groups operating out of Nairobi;
  • Undertake all PDTs for AMISOM uniformed personnel;
  • Assist the SGA and Chief IGU in fulfilling UN’s reporting obligations on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights, in particular UN SCR 1325, SG’s 7 Point Action Plan;
  • Carry out any other function pertinent to the UNSOM mandate.

    Competencies

    Professionalism -

  • Recognized expert in the field of gender affairs;
  • Commitment to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UNSOM mandate;
  • Ability to provide technical advice and guidance on strategies and approaches to steer gender mainstreaming in peace and state-building processes;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of gender-related issues.

    Communication -

  • Excellent (oral and written) communication skill in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to conduct discussions and negotiations in a productive manner with government officials, representatives of international organizations, civil society groups and experts in related fields;
  • Ability to prepare succinct analytical reports.

    Teamwork -

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations, both within the UN system and externally; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

    Commitment to Continuous Learning -

  • Demonstrated capacity to be innovative and flexible;
  • Ability to keep abreast of new developments and innovative approaches to gender mainstreaming in the context of Somali peace and state-building processes;
  • Ability to maintain a network with external research and academic institutes working on issues relating to gender and peace-building and state-building;
  • Ability to capture and consolidate good practices and lessons learned.

    Qualifications

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development studies, gender/women studies, social studies or relevant discipline.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:

  • At least five (5) years with Masters degree or seven (7) years with first degree of progressively responsible experience in advocacy and programme implementation related to the promotion of gender equality and WPS.
  • Experience in /familiarity with working in conflict/post-conflict settings; prior experience with United Nations entities and/or other international aid agencies is desirable.
  • Experience of working in Somalia is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the Somalia socio-economic and political context.

    Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language is a requirement.
  • Proficiency in Somali language is an asset.

    Computer skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Word and use of Internet.

    Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.

    Email: recruitment-UNSOA@un.org

    Deadline for Applications: 02 August 2015


    Danish Refugee Council Regional Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Office for the Horn of Africa & Yemen, is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position;

    Regional Procurement Officer

    (Nairobi based with regular travel in the Horn of Africa Region)

    Purpose: The Regional Procurement Officer is responsible for all procurement in the Regional Office of DRC in Horn of Africa and Yemen.

    This includes:

  • Ensuring that all procurement meets organizational guidelines and procedures as per the DRC Operations Handbook and relevant donor requirements
  • Advising all staff on issues relating to procurement, across the region
  • Providing technical support and capacity building on procurement across the region
  • Ensuring that all documentation related to regional procurement meets organizational and donor guidelines
  • Operational support in supply chain for countries within the region
  • Flag bottlenecks and weaknesses in internal control to be addressed by management

    Interested candidates are invited to access full job description and the requirements for this positions on this link Regional Procurement Officer under vacancies and submit CV and a one-page cover letter with details of current and expected salary by 31 July, 2015.

    This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only


    Construction Company Purchasing Officer and Stores Officer Jobs in Kenya

    We are a Construction Company registered under category NCA 1 looking for an experienced:

    1. Purchasing Officer

    2. Stores Officer

    Main Duties

    Purchasing Officer – Coordinating purchases for the organization and all sites from the head office.

    Stores Officer – Responsible for all the stores at head office and coordinating all site stores.

    Key Qualifications

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent.
  • At least five (5) years experience specifically in the construction business.
  • Proficiency in operation Ms Excel and Ms Word and a valid driving license.
  • Age preferably between 30 to 45 years.

    Send your application letter stating current and expected salary package, CV and copies of testimonials to:

    The HR Manager,
    P.O. Box 601 – 00502
    Nairobi

    or by email: admin@italbuildimports.com

    Closing Date: 31st August 2015


    icipe Supply and Implementation of ERP Software Request for Expression of Interest

    Expression of Interest for the Supply and Implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software

    1. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is an intergovernmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that carries out research and training in sustainable management of insects (arthropods) for improving comprehensive health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe intends to deploy an efficient, manageable and cost-effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to address the current and future information management system requirements of the Centre.

    2. icipe invites interested, eligible and qualified firms who are able to demonstrate capability to supply and implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to express their interest.

    In addition to the traditional applications (Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, etc.), the proposed ERP solution will include the following industry-specific modules:

  • Research Grants and Projects Management
  • Sub Grants Management
  • Travel and Events Management
  • Team Resource Planning and Time Recording

    3. Required information to be submitted:

  • A company profile, including a background of the firm, location of offices, products and services offered;
  • Statement of experience with at least three (3) similar undertakings. Previous experience with research institutions will be an advantage;
  • Audited financial statements for the last three (3) years; and
  • Certificate of Incorporation (attach copy).

    4. Sealed bids may be dropped in the tender/bid box at icipe Duduville Campus, Carroll Wilson Building, or sent to the email below on or before Monday, 3rd August 2015.

    The bids will be opened the same day at 12:00 noon East African Time in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives.

    The package should be clearly marked: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE SUPPLY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) SOFTWARE.

    Late bids will be rejected.

    The email address referred to above is: ERPsolution@icipe.org

    The physical address referred to above is:

    The Procurement Manager
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
    P.O. Box 30772-00100,
    Nairobi

    Duduville campus, Kasarani Off Thika Road, Nairobi

    E-mail: procurementmanager@icipe.org


    Consolidated Bank Jobs in Kenya

    Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited is Kenya’s SME bank of choice that provides flexible financial solutions that support our customers in achieving success.

    The Bank is well positioned, with presence in majority of the country’s business hubs to continually offer pleasant and convenient services.

    We seek to recruit qualified, experienced, competent and highly motivated persons to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Business Development Officers

    Reporting to the Branch Managers, the successful candidates will be responsible for driving and delivering excellent business performance through aggressive marketing of Bank products ensuring optimum productivity, high quality / yielding loan book, operation efficiency and outstanding relationship management.

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Deposit mobilization.
  • Aggressively market for new liability accounts in line with the given targets.
  • Spearhead the credit function of the branch by ensuring growth of high quality loan book as per targets.
  • Ensure that all conditions pertaining to disbursements are fulfilled prior to disbursement requests being processed.
  • Develop good customer loans/facilities proposals that comply with the banks credit administration standards and policy.
  • Review customer demands in the market and recommend products/ services that will enable the Bank to compete in the area of operations.
  • In liaison with Credit Administration, ensure timely renewal of insurance policies for assets charged as security and timely updates of valuation reports for properties charged as security for loans extended by the bank under personal portfolio.
  • Effective monitoring of loan repayments and mitigating risks related to defaults and periodically reviewing the loan portfolio to manage likely problem areas.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and implementation of effective anti-money laundering procedures and controls.
  • Keep abreast of new development in customer preference and advices management on relevant changes.
  • Manage customer relations under personal portfolio and ensure lasting relations are established with all clients
  • Ensure prevention of income leakage and collection of revenue

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Holder of bachelors degree in a business related field. Professional banking qualifications will be added advantage.
  • Solid analytical skills and experience in credit appraisal, handling and resolving customer requests and queries.
  • Have strong communication and team building skills with ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Good understanding of prudential guidelines on KYC.
  • Self driven with a strong commercial orientation.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years banking experience 2 of which should be in business development.

    2. Risk Officer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Risk & Compliance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing an integrated enterprise-wide risk framework, programmes, policies, processes and procedures that will enable the Bank to effectively manage its risk exposures and achieve overall objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures for the identification, collection and analysis of risk management information.
  • Undertake risk assessments in business units to ensure consistent implementation of respective policies, procedures and applicable regulatory requirements across all business units and identify any gaps, challenges and recommend improvement measures.
  • Develop and implement Credit portfolio monitoring risk management tools to identify, analyze, measure, report and monitor credit risk.
  • Participate in the implementation of Bank wide Risk monitoring tools, risk registers, risk profiling and assist in institutionalization of self-assessments.
  • Develop and compile pertinent analytical risk reports to facilitate active risk oversight.
  • Participate in improvement of risk management awareness at all levels through communication, training programs and risk-based performance measurements.

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field. Professional qualifications in banking will be added advantage.
  • Five years’ experience in banking environment three of which should be in Risk Management.
  • Ability to identify or anticipating risk issues for different businesses and business models.
  • Ability to explain complex financial concepts across the bank.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications, enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed CV indicating work experience, daytime contacts and addresses of 3 professionally relevant referees to reach the undersigned by Friday, 31st July 2015

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Head of Human Resources
    Consolidated Bank of Kenya Ltd
    P.O. Box 51133 - 00200
    Nairobi

    Consolidated Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted


    Sports Kenya Job Vacancies

    Sports Kenya (SK) is a state corporation established by the Sports Act, 2013 to succeed Sports Stadia Management Board and the Department of Sports.

    Its mandate is to promote co–ordinate and implement national and international sports programmes, establish, manage, develop and maintain the sports facilities in the country and participate in the promotion of sports tourism among others.

    The organization is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven employee to fill the position given below:

    1. Estates Management Officer I

    Scale SK 6

    Ref: HRM/EMO/07/15

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Assistant Director Facilities , this position is responsible for;

    Job Descriptions;

  • Implement of appropriate estate management policies, plans and strategies;
  • Carry out feasibility studies for estate acquisitions and disposals in accordance to the plan;
  • Provide proper estate management including services as per the policies;
  • Collect all rent due from our tenants promptly;
  • Update rent ledger on regular basis;
  • Carryout landscaping of the premises to the required standards; and

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of Estate Management Officer II, or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for at least six (6) years;
  • A Bachelors Degree in Land Economics or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    2. Senior Personal Secretary

    Scale SK 6

    Ref: HRM/SPS/06/15

    Key Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be deployed in the Office of the Director General /any other senior office on the day to day operations of secretarial services.

    Job Description

  • Provide secretarial services to the organization;
  • Attend to visitors/clients of the organization;
  • Provide administrative work and management of the office;
  • Maintain office records and equipment in functional status;
  • Carry out typing of letters, reports and process data;
  • Prepare management and Board meetings for the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Ensure security of office records, documents and equipment;
  • Give guidance and supervise secretarial staff;
  • Ensure effective management of office protocol and media issues; and

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have served in the grade of Personal Secretary I for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Studies or a Bachelor of Business and Office
  • Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    OR

    Have the following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council:

  • Shorthand III (minimum 130 w.p.m.)
  • Typewriting III (50 w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III
  • Business English III/Communications II
  • Commerce II
  • Office Management III/Office Administration and Management III, and
  • Secretarial Duties II;

    OR

  • Have a Degree / Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access and Internet) from a recognized institution;
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in secretarial work as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Possess good organizational and supervisory skills;
  • Be a results oriented team player; and
  • Possess records management skills.

    3. Corporation Secretary

    Scale SK 3

    Ref: HRM/CS/01/15

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director General; this position is responsible for;

    Job Descriptions

  • Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities on matters of governance;
  • Assist the Board in carrying out the following;

  • Updating the Board’s charters;
  • Board evaluation;
  • Prepare of Board work plans;
  • Board’s governance audits;
  • Implementing the code of conduct and ethics; and
  • Board’s induction and training.
  • Ensure there is timely preparation ,circulation of Board’s agendas and minutes for both the committees and full Board;
  • Ensure that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization;
  • Ensure there is effective communication between the organization and the stakeholders;
  • Be the custodian of the seal of the organization and account to the Board for its use;
  • Maintain and update the register of conflicts of interest;
  • Facilitate effective communication between the organization and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities; and Any other duties that may from time to time be assigned.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Worked for at least eight (8) as a legal officer three (3) of which must have been in a senior position in a reputable organization;
  • Bachelor’s of Laws degree from a recognized University;
  • Diploma from the Kenya school of law;
  • Masters degree in law preferable or CPS (K) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
  • Demonstrated management experience and professional competence in work performance and results

    4. Chief Internal Auditor

    Scale SK 4

    Ref: HRM/CIA/05/15

    Key Responsibilities

    An Officer at this level will be responsible to the Board on all matters that relate to financial control and regulation of Sports Kenya management.

    Job Description

  • Interpret all the financial control and regulations of the SK management;
  • Interpret financial policies for sound auditing principles/practices and control;
  • Develop and implement audit plans;
  • Undertake special audit investigations as may be required from time to time;
  • Coordinate Internal Auditors works;
  • Develop and assess risk management guidelines as well as fraud investigation strategy;
  • Set and implement systems in accordance with International Auditing Standards;
  • Carry out supervision, guidance and development of staff working under him/her;
  • Implement and audit work programmes in line with set targets and annual work plans; and
  • Any other duties that may from time to time be assigned.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Must have Served as an Internal Auditor for minimum period of 8 years , three of which must have been as senior auditor in a reputed organization;
  • Have a degree in commerce, economies or its recognized equivalent professional qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
  • Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA (K) Examination or its recognized equivalent professional qualifications from a recognized Institution; and
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence in managing internal audit functions;
  • Be a results oriented team player with good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Be a person of integrity
  • Possess good leadership and relationship building and collaboration skills;
  • Be committed to continuous learning, performance improvement and professional development; and possess strategic and project management skills.

    5. Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Scale SK 4

    Ref: HRM/CSCO/03/15

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer; this position is responsible for;

    Job Descriptions

  • Ensuring planning and co-ordination of supplies management services is well executed;
  • Enforcing public procurement policies, regulations, systems and procedures;
  • Ensuring there is timely availability of required materials and supplies at the most competitive value/terms;
  • Implementing executive order No.2 on e-procurement;
  • Carrying out planning and projection of procurement needs of the institution;
  • Designing and evaluating supplies systems of the organization to ensure adherence to established performance and systems development;
  • Preparing performance reports of staff members under his/her supervision;
  • Preparing supplies estimates of expenditure and control of the supplies vote;
  • Training and development of the procurement personnel;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  • A Bachelors Degree in Procurement and Supplies or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be desirable;
  • Served as a Supply Chain Officer for a minimum period of 8 years , three of which must have been in a senior position in a reputable organization;
  • Diploma in supply chain management from CIPS or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Membership of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management;
  • High ethical standards and integrity; and
  • Shown a high administrative capability in the management of supply chain services.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their application letters enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates and details of three referees.

    The candidates should also indicate their current and expected remunerations on their application letters with job reference quoted on the envelope to reach the undersigned on 31st July 2015 by the close of business.

    Note: Persons with disabilities, marginalized communities and female candidates who meet the job specifications are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing both directly or indirectly will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Ag. Director General
    Sports Kenya,
    Private Bag,
    Kasarani, Nairobi.


    Kabarak University Marketing and Communication Manager Job in Kenya

    Kabarak University invites applications from interested and suitable qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position in the University.

    The University is a Christian institution committed to Biblical Christian principles and values and the successful candidate will be required to uphold this value system.

    Marketing and Communication Manager

    Ref. No. KABU /AD/17/7/15

    Person Profile

  • Must hold a Bachelors degree in Marketing or Media Studies and postgraduate Diploma in Public relations or Mass Communication.
  • Candidates with a Masters Degree in Marketing will have an added advantage.
  • Should have at least 5 years of work experience with clear demonstrated results.
  • Should be in possession of excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Should be conversant with relevant aspects of Information Communication & Technology.

    Job Profile

    Reporting to the Vice Chancellor. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Market University academic programmes.
  • Develop marketing and public relations policies.
  • Handling queries and concerns from various publics.
  • Develop marketing tools and materials.
  • Ensure that the University has a positive image in the eyes of the public.
  • Publicizing important events taking place at the University.
  • Oversee corporate social responsibility activities.
  • Manage and coordinate special events.
  • Corporate hospitality (receiving University visitors and guests)
  • Coordinate linkages with industry, institutions and other corporate bodies
  • Market the University as a destination for conferences and workshops.
  • Develop graduation supplement.
  • Develop and circulate in-house news letters.

    Remuneration and Terms of Employment

    Appointments to the above positions will be on permanent and pensionable following a satisfactory probation period of six (6) months.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to successful candidate.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants should forward their applications including a soft copy and detailed Curriculum Vitae.

    They should attach supporting certified copies of certificates and testimonials.

    The applicants should also indicate their current earning and salary expectations.

    Applicants should provide day time telephone number and names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about applicants’ competence, area of specialization, character and faith.

    The applicants should also request their referees to write immediately and directly to the undersigned.

    Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received not later than Friday, 31st July 2015.

    The Registrar (Administration & Human Resource)
    Kabarak University
    Private Bag - 20157,
    Kabarak - Kenya

    Tel: 0726-515369/0729-223370/020-2114658

    Email: recruitment@kabarak.ac.ke


    KBC Legal Officer Job in Kenya

    Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public.

    Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services.

    The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant position with a dynamic, self driven and results-oriented professional to achieve its corporate objectives.

    The following vacant position exists under Directorate Department (Legal Division).

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Legal Officer

    Re: LEG /06/07/2015

    SS BA 1

    1 Post

    Key Responsibilities

  • Negotiating, drafting and vetting organization and supplier agreements / contracts.
  • Attending court and other tribunals and representing the Corporation in legal matters.
  • Preparing court documents and legal opinions.
  • Briefing and monitoring external lawyers to ensure legal representation is effective.
  • Assisting the Corporation Secretary in ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well internal organization policies.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Have a current practicing Certificate.
  • Minimum 2 years post admission work experience in a corporate environment or a busy law firm.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • IT Proficiency.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    If you feel you are the right person for the above position and can demonstrate your competence, please send your application and resume together with the copies of your certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 29th July, 2015.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
    P.O. Box 30456-00100
    Nairobi.

    ‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply’’


    NEMA Jobs in Kenya

    The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) of 1999, and as amended thereto, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

    The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant position:

    1. Chief Corporate Communications Manager

    Grade E4

    1 Post

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director General for development of a strong and vibrant corporate image of the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Duties at this level will include but not limited to;

  • Developing high impact communication campaigns;
  • Advising the Authority on appropriate communication policies, Strategies and Programmes;
  • Providing interface between the Authority and other stakeholders;
  • Monitoring public perception about NEMA and advising management accordingly;
  • Corporate branding;
  • Coordinating Media relations;
  • Guiding internal communication;
  • Coordinating Authority’s functions;
  • Lobbying organizations to integrate environmental conservation in their corporate social responsibility activities;
  • Preparing high impact publicity materials
  • Supervising, guiding, appraising and developing staff in the section.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • A Bachelors and masters degree in public relations, communications or journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in Corporate Communication field three (3) of which must be at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in corporate communication and Public Relations
  • Postgraduate qualification in management or administration
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Required Skills

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Well developed ICT Skills
  • Planning, Coordinating & Management Skills.

    2. Chief Natural Resource Economist

    Grade E4

    1 Post

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director Environmental Planning and Research Coordination.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Development of economic instruments in consultation with relevant lead Agencies with a view to incorporate them into the national budgetary process;
  • Coordinate identification of critical natural resources for stock taking in consultations with lead agencies;
  • Coordinate sectoral natural resources valuation and accounting for incorporation into the National Economic Survey and State of the Environment Reports;
  • Undertake sensitization programmes with lead agencies, civil society, Environmental Committees on issues of environmental economic instruments for natural resource management;
  • Develop bankable project proposals for funding,
  • Mainstream environmental economics in national, regional and global programmes and processes
  • Participate in planning and budgetary process of the Authority.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • A Bachelors and Masters degree in environmental economics or natural resources economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience in Environmental field three (3) years of which must be at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in Natural Resource Economics.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    3. Chief Accountant

    Grade E4

    1 Post

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director Finance and Administration for the administration of all financial matters in the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Organizing and managing the Accounts department
  • Coordinating accounting work and advising Management on financial policies and procedures
  • Interpreting and applying financial and management policies.
  • Budgetary control and implementing of financial returns
  • Ensuring that sound accounting principles and controls are applied to all financial transactions.
  • Designing, reviewing, controlling and implementing the financial management and accounting systems;
  • Supervising, guiding, appraising and developing staff in the Accounts section

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • A bachelors degree in Accounting or finance from a recognized institution and a holder of a Certified Public Accountants (CPA III)certificate or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A relevant Masters degree from a recognized Institution
  • A member of a professional body
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience in Accounting/Finance field three of which must be at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in accounting and financial management
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well developed ICT skills/experience in accounting software
  • Management skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills

    4. Director Compliance and Enforcement

    Grade E2

    1 Post

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director General and his/her overall responsibility will be to coordinate environmental compliance and enforcement activities of the Authority, in the Country.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to;

  • Coordinating all environmental compliance and enforcement activities of the Authority Spearheading formulation and implementation of environmental compliance and enforcement policies
  • Coordinating development of environmental technical guidelines on compliance and enforcement matters
  • Liaising with other NEMA departments and Lead Agencies to enhance compliance of environmental laws and policies;
  • Coordinating lead agencies in implementation of Environmental regulations.
  • Managing departmental resources including financial, equipment and human resource Supervising, appraising, training & developing departmental staff;

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Environmental studies, Natural Sciences Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental planning, or any other relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • At least Ten (10) years’ working experience in environmental field, three (3) of which must be at a senior level.
  • Postgraduate qualification in management or administration
  • Familiar with Environmental law and regulations related to environmental protection and conservation
  • Familiar with International environmental conventions and protocols that Kenya is a party to
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Other Skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • People Management/ Supervisory Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Conflict/Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge in computer applications

    How to Apply

    Applications accompanied by copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, current remuneration, current position / grade, expected salary and a daytime telephone contact should be forwarded to the address below by 30th July, 2015

    The Director General
    Popo Road, off Mombasa Road
    P.O Box 67839-00200
    Nairobi

    N/B: NEMA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Amnesty International Fundraising and Marketing Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Amnesty International Kenya (AIK)

    Job Title: Fundraising and Marketing Officer

    Department: Institutional Strengthening and Visibility

    Job Purpose: To enhance human resource capacity for the implementation of the Amnesty International Kenya fundraising strategy

    About Amnesty International Kenya: Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) is driven by local activists, building networks and campaigns to increase pressure on authorities and other stakeholders to meet key objectives in ending serious human rights violations.

    Scope of Work: The Fundraising and Marketing Officer will be an important role in enabling the process of attracting funding, and will be the focal point for proposal development, donor reporting, grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts including marketing the organization for membership/supporters recruitment and retention.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Program Fundraising:

  • Investigate opportunities to expand existing programming and identify new funding opportunities, maintaining good relation with current donors, and updating the AI K Fundraising Plan and strategy.

    Member recruitment and retention

  • Identifying different approaches for attracting and recruiting potential AIK members
  • Developing and implementing a retention strategy for engaging existing AIK members

    Skills and Experience:

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s degree, in international relations, international development or a related field preferred;
  • At least three (3) years of international work experience in relief or development programs, including playing a significant role in, or leading, proposal and donor submissions for institutional donors;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Human Rights trends at national and international levels;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili;
  • ICT proficient

    Work Environment: The position is based in Nairobi with some local and international travel.

    How to Apply

    Qualified individuals should submit their application letters and detailed CVs addressed to the Country Director (which should include contact details of three work/experience-related referees) to Amnesty International Kenya through amnestykenya@amnesty.org

    Please indicate FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING OFFICER as the subject heading.

    Only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Amnesty International Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    Closing Date: Closing date for submitting applications is Close of Business July 30th 2015.


    AICAD Assistant Country Director Job at Egerton University, Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya

    African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) is a regional international institution whose main mandate is poverty reduction through human resource capacity development.

    The Institute is jointly funded by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The AICAD Head Office is located in Juja, Kenya.

    AICAD has country offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda located at Egerton University, Nakuru, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, and Makerere University in Kampala, respectively.

    AICAD hereby invites applications from qualified nationals of Kenya who are competent, proactive and self-driven professionals to work in AICAD Country Office in Kenya, located at Egerton University, Njoro, Nakuru to immediately fill the positions below:

    Assistant Country Director

    1 Post

    Duty Station: AICAD Kenya Country Office, Egerton University in Njoro, Nakuru

    Consolidated Salary: USD 24,053.40 Per Annum)

    Key duties and responsibilities include:

    Answerable to the Country Director, the duties of Assistant Country Director will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Supervising staff in the Country Office,
  • Assist the Country Director in Country Office Administration, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research projects, training and information networking,
  • Coordinating the work of all researchers in the country right from proposal selection, the receipt of funding, monitoring, evaluation and final report presentation,
  • Assist in coordinating the processing of data for AICAD research, training, extension and information networking,
  • Preparing detailed periodic reports on AICAD country research programmes,
  • Responding to and acting upon queries from AICAD Headquarters,
  • Undertaking various types of duties related to AICAD mandate at the Country level,
  • Assisting the Country Director on activities related to AICAD Public Relations at the Country level,
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director or his/her seniors at HQs.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Should have a Masters Degree in one of the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Humanities and Social Science.
  • At least 5 years of teaching/research or administrative experience at a University or equivalent institution, research institution/government, private or international organization.
  • At least 5 years experience in Programme Management in the development sector, must be computer literate, must be fluent in English; applicants must be between 35 – 50 years of age.
  • The PhD in the above mentioned areas will be an added advantage;

    Note: The position is on a three-year contract renewable on mutual agreement.

    Candidates who are interested and meet the above-mentioned requirements should send their applications along with copies of certificates and testimonials, a daytime telephone contact, email, names and addresses of three referees to reach the address below not later than 31st July 2015.

    Please note that electronic applications will NOT be accepted.

    The Executive Director
    African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)
    P. O. BOX 46179GPO00100
    Nairobi

    AICAD is an equal opportunity employer

    NB: Only short – listed candidates will be contacted


    Senior Carer and Team Leader – Sitotwet Children’s Home Care Highway International

    As Senior Carer and Team Leader at Sitotwet Children’s Home you will be responsible for managing the day to day running of the home.

    You will oversee and support the work of the care team at the home, supporting the children and ensuring they are able to flourish and fulfil their potential.

    You will maintain weekly contact and report to the Care Highway International Board and Executive Assistant, helping to develop the project and ensuring that it functions efficiently and effectively to provide the best outcomes possible to beneficiaries.

    This is a full-time position with a starting salary of 15,000 KES gross per month. Selected candidate to start as soon as possible. Candidates should be from the Kericho or Rift Valley area.

    Responsibilities

    1. To be aware of all relevant Care Highway Safeguarding Children & Young Adult Policies

    2. To be aware of all relevant Care Highway Policies relating to Health and Safety and Hygiene.

    3. To attend appropriate First Aid, Fire Safety and IT training.

    4. To have read and acknowledged the Care Highway Sitotwet Children’s Home Employee Handbook

    5. Operate a program of activities suitable to the age range of children in your care in conjunction with other staff.

    6. To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for the senior coordinator/head office

    7. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team work.

    8. To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events.

    9. To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snacks, meals, cleansing of equipment etc.

    10. Work alongside the line manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.

    11. Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the line manager has signed the report

    12. Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where your help can be most utilized, be constantly aware of the needs of children.

    13. Ensure each child is collected by someone known to Setting.

    14. To respect the confidentiality of information received.

    15. To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker.

    16. Specific Child Care Tasks:

    17. The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development. 18. To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.

    19. Washing and changing children as required.

    20. Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child.

    21. Administering of medication as instructed by registered medical professionals.

    22. To ensure the Setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.

    23. To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold its standards at all times.

    24. The list of duties is not exhaustive and you will be expected to perform duties as instructed by the Senior Project Coordinator either directly or through their assistant Local Coordinator.

    Employment and Salary

  • Your salary will be 15,000 KES per month gross.
  • NSSF & NHIF will be deducted from your gross salary monthly by Payroll.
  • You will be paid monthly on the third day of the month in arrears to a bank account of your choice.
  • Your annual leave entitlement is 4 weeks per annum exclusive of any public holidays, weekly rest days or any other leave days.

  • All other types of leave, absences and entitlements are subject to the relevant Kenyan Legislation and guidance in the Care Highway Employee Handbook.

    How to Apply

    Please email chidirect@carehighway.org with your CV and a letter of motivation outlining your previous experience, motivation for fulfilling the role and what you would bring to our organisation.

    Apply by 15 August 2015


    Startimes Media Job in Kenya

    Startimes Media Kenya

    Job Title: Call Center Trainer / Quality Monitor

    Department: Operations

    Reports to: Operations Director

    Objective of the position: The Call Center Trainer is responsible for training call center agents.

    This position conducts On the Job Training, agent coaching and knowledge testing to execute the tasks assigned to call center agents.

    The Call Center Trainer is also responsible for updating, enhancing and producing training materials, identifying and recommending ongoing / new training in alignment with call center customer service philosophy and business needs.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess training needs of agents.
  • Development and maintenance of training curriculum.
  • Training and Quality Assurance team, as needed, to achieve overall goals and objectives
  • Conduct coaching sessions with trainees team members and supervisors to achieve high performance levels.
  • Mentor new team members to achieve assigned targets.
  • Facilitate New Hire Training on

    1. Products

    2. Systems

    3. Process

    4. Logistics

  • Coordinate training programs for call center staff.
  • Capture and retain attention of training audience
  • Design and maintain measurement tools for competent training.
  • Recognize and advise on opportunities for operational enhancements to improve productivity.
  • Facilitate training programs for new and existing call center agents using a variety of instructional techniques and formats, such as role playing, simulations, calibrations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, games, etc.
  • Conduct On-the-Job training to ensure appropriate knowledge transitions, and high customer service skills in alignment with the call center trusted partner philosophy.
  • Performs basic training administrative functions (e.g. enrollment of trainees in classes, assign courses/tests to trainees, review training progress and generate training reports).
  • Maintain relationships with system administrators and report any site issues that impact productivity
  • Facilitate customer training sessions via conferencing applications
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of training curriculum
  • Demonstrate creativity and solutions-oriented problem solving skills to meet team objectives

    Qualifications / Skills / Competencies

  • University Degree in a related discipline is required
  • A minimum of 5 years previous contact center experience preferred.
  • Should have a proven track record and in training and quality assurance in a call/contact center environment.
  • Experience in customer service training.
  • Must have coaching experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office and all relevant training software
  • Creative and innovative and always ready to try new ideas

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to jobs@startimes.co.ke

    Closing Date 31st August 2015

    Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

    Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    G.North & Son Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

    G.North & Son Ltd is in the business of importation and exportation, of top brands of Commercial Kitchen & Laundry equipment, Agriculture Machinery and Irrigation Solutions.

    If you are a self driven, exceptional and suitably qualified individual we are looking for you;

    Position: Sales Executives

    Department: Hospitality Sales

    Reports to: Hospitality Manager

    The Sales Executive will be responsible for the following:

  • Formulation and implementation of appropriate and effective sales strategies
  • Overseeing the effective management of customer relationships
  • Achieving set sales targets
  • Planning persuasive approaches and pitches that will increase the market share
  • Developing and retaining of new customers and customer segments

    The successful candidate should have:

  • A Bachelors degree in a related field
  • A Diploma in Hotel Management will be an added advantage
  • At least 4-5 years experience sales within commercial sector, 2 years of which should be selling equipment in the hospitality sector
  • A proven record of meeting sales targets
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Self driven and result oriented individual

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a CV, an application letter, copies of academic testimonials and names of three referees.

    The application should reach us by 29th July 2015.

    Applications can also be sent via email to: hrgnorth@gmail.com.

    The Human Resources Manager,
    G.North & Son Ltd,
    P.O Box 18114 – 00500,
    Nairobi

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    G. North & Son Ltd is an equal opportunity employer


    M-KOPA Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    Position Title: Business Analyst

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Start: ASAP

    Contract: Permanent

    Reporting to: Head of Platform

    Overall Purpose: Collaboratively designing solutions to meet business and user needs.

    About M-KOPA: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 200,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of May 2015 M-KOPA employs over 650 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Collecting, understanding and analyzing operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Documenting all business requirements in a clear and concise manner
  • Engaging business users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature requests
  • Engaging business users and the technology team in design of M-KOPA’s systems with a view to maximizing value for all involved
  • Ensuring the user experience in M-KOPA systems is optimal
  • Developing new business processes that have an impact on M-KOPA’s systems and making improvements on existing ones
  • Suggesting improvements to M-KOPA’s systems by studying current practices and conceptualizing solutions to challenges arising
  • Developing user documentation and training manuals

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education: Preferred: Technology Related Degree

    Experience: Required: At least 2 years in a similar position

    Knowledge / Skills:

    Required

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong analysis skills which will include business process modelling (BPM), use cases and data modelling
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities in an agile environment
  • Nothing short of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members

    Beneficial

  • Working in an Agile environment
  • Prior experience working on UX modelling

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    2. Position Title: Payroll Clerk

    Location: Nairobi HQ Office

    Position Start: As Soon As Possible

    Reporting to: HR Manager

    Overall Purpose: Being the point person in providing End to End administrative processing of office & field based staff payroll for 500+ employees. Providing support to the HR/FINANCE departments.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 200,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of May 2015 M-KOPA employs over 650 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Ensuring timely preparation of salaries and employee compensation.
  • 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 commissions, advances, exemptions, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Process and close periodic payrolls
  • Print/Issue payslips
  • Process employment verifications

    Incumbent Requirements

  • A minimum of a Diploma in a relevant field (HR/ Accounting/ Finance preferred)
  • Minimum four years (4) experience processing payroll in the public or private sector.
  • Knowledge in Kenyan labor laws, statutory regulations and employee relations
  • Good planning, organizational, communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, information analysis and reporting
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Must be computer literate and well conversant Using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Exposure to SAGE/SAP/ORACLE is a plus

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-SEBA-615.

    Deadline is the 31st of July, 2015.

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from

    M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Council of Governors Job Opportunities

    Background: The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Inter governmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

    The Council operates under Sectoral committees which define engagement with The National Government agencies and other stakeholders.

    1. Director, Finance and Administration

    Objective of the position: This position provides critical financial leadership and operational oversight to ensure effective management of all organizational systems and committees’ administration.

    This is the key focal point for finance at the Council of Governors and needs to operate closely aligned with the strategic goals and objectives of the CoG.

    This includes leadership participation in helping to establish and lead the CoG performance and growth strategies, establishing and maintaining key metrics, and supporting the Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs Committee in all matters relating to the PFM Act at both County and National Level.

    The person will also be responsible for the direction, oversight and ensuring the installation of a favorable financial systems.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Director of Finance and Administration is a leadership position reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for;

  • Overseeing the planning of the activities and operations of the Finance Department; coordinate assigned activities with other CoG departments and Government Agencies; and providing policy, technical and administrative support to the CoG.
  • Providing oversight role and participate in the development of the department’s work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; implement policies and procedures.
  • Providing technical support to the Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs Committee of the Council of Governors.
  • Assisting the Directors of Legal, Cooperate communication and Programs in specific thematic areas.
  • Supporting the CEO in resource mobilization and follow up on budgets submitted to the National Treasury.
  • Serving as a liaison officer between the National and Council of Governors on issues of Financial Management. ( Budgeting and planning, cash flow analysis e.t.c)
  • Providing periodic updates to the Council of Governors and the CEO on the financial position of the organization.
  • Preparing policy documents for the organization. Responsible to all audits.
  • Representing the CoG at stakeholders’ meetings and provide the Council position.
  • Manage the Finance, administration and Human Resources departments of the organization.
  • Providing leadership in implementing the payroll, finance, HR, billing, code enforcement, work orders, legislative systems, IFMIS Functionality e.t.c.
  • Other duties will include: hiring & evaluating accounting and financial professional and para-professional staff; supervising other professional and/or management staff, interacting with elected and high-ranking appointed public officials; assuming overall responsibility for preparation of CoG budget and governmental financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Requirements

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Must be a CPA (K) holder and registered with ICPAK.
  • Master’s degree in finance and administration or any other related field from a recognized university.

    Experience

  • An understanding of the PFM Act in line with the devolved functions
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in government finance and accounting at a high management and supervisory level.
  • Has an understanding of Principles, practices of public administration, including management, organization, planning, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and project management and evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to Work with numerous customers and vendors; Build consensus to bring successful conclusion to various issues
  • To simultaneously manage and/or work on a multitude of project; and Prepare, administer, and monitor project budget.
  • Ability to make presentations and conducting meetings.
  • The desired candidate must possess strong problem resolution skills, critical thinking and interpersonal skills to help identify and resolve issues.

    2. Council Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

    The Secretary / Chief Executive Officer is the Accounting officer of the Council of Governor’s and is responsible for the administrative, managerial and other activities of the council.

    He/She will serve as a Secretary to the Council of Governors.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Implement the decisions of the Council;
  • Facilitate, coordinate and ensure execution of the Council’s mandate;
  • Responsible for administration and management of the secretariat resources.;
  • Resources mobilization for the Council’s activities both from national budget and other sources;
  • Strengthening strategic collaborations, linkages and partnerships and donor support;
  • Formulating and implementing authorization mechanisms;
  • Directing, organizing and administering programmes, projects and other affairs of the Council;
  • Promoting and encouraging private sector involvement in the Council’s affairs;
  • Overseeing the development of short, medium and long term implementation plans activities, infrastructure, staff and budget requirements of the Secretariat;
  • Overseeing the Council’s technical and operational affairs including team leadership, research, capacity building, budget and financial management, human and technical resources;
  • Liaising with government at County and National level on various issues on behalf of the Council;
  • Liaison with members in accordance with Executive Committee directions on day to day administration and management of the affairs of the Council;
  • Implementing and monitoring policies, strategies and decisions of the Committee;
  • Developing policies, tools and guidelines designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Council operations; and
  • Supporting the Council through leadership with education and training support.
  • Attend all CoG meetings as secretary.
  • Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Hold a Master’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Should have 10 years’ experience and knowledge in any of the following: Public Administration and Management or Law or Human Resource Management or Economics and Financial Management
  • Demonstrate appreciation of devolution
  • Meets the requirement of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    This is a high level position and the person is expected to possess the following competencies:-

  • Leadership qualities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem solving and analysis skills
  • Decision making
  • Performance Management
  • Results driven management
  • Innovativeness
  • Strong Communications and Interpersonal Skills
  • Influencing and Adapting to Changing Environments
  • Integrity and Ethical Values

    Terms and Conditions of Service: These will be in accordance with the Council of Governors Salary guidelines.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and a copy of ID to describe interest and relevance to the position to hrcog@cog.go.ke by 30th July 2015.


    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Massive Teachers Recruitment in Kenya

    Teachers Service Commission

    Vacancies for Teaching Posts in Public Primary and Post Primary Institutions – July 2015

    The Teachers Service Commission is advertising 5,000 posts for recruitment of additional teachers (2,338 posts for primary school teachers and 2,662 posts for post primary teachers).

    Eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements:

    1. Be Kenya citizens.

    2. Must be 45 years of age and below.

    3. Must have original Professional and Academic Certificates.

    4. Must be registered with the Teachers Service Commission.

    Applicants applying for posts in Primary schools must be holders of P1 certificate.

    Interested candidates should apply to the TSC County Director, in the County where a vacancy has been advertised and submit all relevant academic and professional documents.

    Those who had applied earlier and were unsuccessful must apply afresh since a new merit list for 2015/2016 financial year will be generated.

    Applicants applying for posts in Post Primary institutions must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education.

    Interested candidates should apply to the Secretary, Board of Management of the School/Institution where the vacancy has been advertised and submit a copy to the TSC County Director not later than 31st July 2015.

    The Teachers Service Commission is an equal opportunity employer and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

    The Teachers Service Commission will only deal with TSC County Selection Panels and Boards of Management in this exercise.

    Individual application to the Commission will NOT be considered.

    Successful candidates should fill employment Form in only one station.

    Caution: The recruitment exercise is free of charge.

    The Teachers Service Commission would wish to forewarn applicants against fraudsters who might extort money from unsuspecting persons purporting to assist in recruitment.

    Any fraudulent activity should be reported to the nearest Police Station, TSC County Directors, Sub County Staffing Officers or to Teachers Service Commission headquarters through the following hotlines between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

  • Director (Teacher Management) Tel:0202892193
  • Senior Deputy Director (Teacher Management Primary) Tel:0202892132
  • Senior Deputy Director (Teacher Management Post Primary) Tel:0202892137

    OR Write to the Commission through the email address dirtm@tsc.go.ke.

    For detailed information on available vacancies in sub-counties and schools/Institutions applicant are advised to:

    a) Visit the TSC Website Teachers Service Commission ;

    b) Visit the TSC office at the County or Sub-County of their choice.

    Nancy Njeri Macharia, OGW
    Secretary/Chief Executive


    AFFA Sugar Directorate Director Job in Kenya

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries mandated to regulate the agriculture sector.

    The Sugar Directorate of AFFA is mandated to Regulate, develop and promote the sugar industry and Coordinate activities of players within the industry including the millers, growers, transporters, importers, exporters, traders).

    AFFA wishes to recruit a qualified, dynamic, visionary and dedicated person to fill the position of Director - Sugar Directorate.

    This position calls for high-level maturity and ability to effectively steer the Directorate towards the realization of the Directorate’s focus to “Facilitate a stable multi-product sugar industry that is efficient, diversified and competitive”.

    Job Profile:

  • Leading implementation of Corporate Policies and Strategies in line with Corporate Vision, Mission and Core Values.
  • Developing and advising on on long term strategic and business plans, annual operating and capital budgets and establishing effective internal monitoring and control systems and procedures to assure realization of industry goals.
  • Ensuring the institution service delivery standards meet stakeholders’ targets and expectations.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the quality of services provided by the Directorate
  • Ensuring prudent management of business risks and accountability for corporate resources.
  • Inculcate a high performing organizational culture and ensure the Sugar Directorate operates on sound management and good corporate governance principles and practices.
  • Oversee development and retention of adequate and motivated human resource in line best practices for the business and overall corporate growth.
  • Ensuring effective communication among industry players, the public, management and the Board.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Agricultural related field, Business Administration, Law or Economics from a recognized University.
  • A Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Agricultural related field, Marketing, Business Administration, Law, Economics or any other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience ten (10) of which must be at a senior management level in a reputable organisation.
  • Self-driven, and of impeccable integrity and honesty in line with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional and management competence as reflected in work performance and results
  • Demonstrated administrative capability required for formulation of national policies and good interpersonal relations
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Internal business exposure/experience and working in ISO certified environment Proficient in ICT.
  • Knowledge/experience in the sugar sector will be an added advantage.

    Other Requirements:

  • A Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
  • A Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education loans Board (HELB).
  • A Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • A Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • Membership of a professional body in the area of specialization.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of Kenyan Labour Laws.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.
  • Knowledge of Performance Based Management.
  • Have strong and proven leadership Skills to a lead a dynamic team.
  • Be a team player with effective supervisory, negotiation, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

    Applications with detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, work experience, current remuneration, copies of certificates, names of at least three (3) professional referees and day time telephone contact should be sent to:

    The Interim Director General
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority
    Tea House, Naivasha Road, off Ngong Road
    P. O. Box 37962 - 00200
    Nairobi

    The envelope should be clearly marked Ref: AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD AUTHORITY – SUGAR DIRECTORATE /DIR……….

    Applications should be received not later than 3rd August 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority is an equal opportunity employer

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    The Nairobi Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has excellent career opportunities for individuals who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and committed to continual improvement.

    The successful candidates will be team players with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.

    1. Radiologist

    Ref: RAD/07/15

    Reporting to the Chief Radiologist, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Carrying out routine and special radiology and imaging procedures and interpreting them.
  • Evaluating diagnostic images to ensure they are of high diagnostic value.
  • Intravenous administration of contrast material.
  • Fluoroscopic screening for special procedures.
  • Providing guidance to Radiographers and Ultrasonographers.
  • Mentoring Senior Registrars in the specialist recognition program and Medical Officers.
  • Participating in research, developing clinical protocols and facilitating CME.
  • Championing continuous quality improvement in clinical practice and service delivery.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters of Medicine in Radiology.
  • Specialist recognition.
  • Valid registration and annual practice licence.
  • Exposure to computer aided reporting will be an added advantage.
  • Proven skills in emergency radiology.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations.
  • Detail oriented

    2. Paediatrician

    Ref: PAED/07/15

    Reporting to the Assistant Medical Director, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Patient evaluation and diagnosis.
  • Undertaking clinical procedures and examinations.
  • Conducting ward rounds.
  • Enhancing evidence based practice.
  • Mentoring Senior Registrars in the specialist recognition program and Medical Officers.
  • Participating in research, developing clinical protocols and facilitating CME.
  • Championing continuous quality improvement in clinical practice and service delivery.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics.
  • Specialist recognition.
  • Valid registration and annual practice licence.
  • Sound diagnostic skills and judgment.
  • Good interpersonal relations.

    3. Physician

    Ref: PHYS/07/15

    Reporting to the Assistant Medical Director, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Patient evaluation and diagnosis.
  • Undertaking clinical procedures and examinations.
  • Conducting ward rounds.
  • Enhancing evidence based practice.
  • Mentoring Senior Registrars in the specialist recognition program and Medical Officers.
  • Participating in research, developing clinical protocols and facilitating CME.
  • Championing continuous quality improvement in clinical practice and service delivery.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine.
  • Specialist recognition.
  • Valid registration and annual practice licence.
  • Sound diagnostic skills and judgment.
  • Good interpersonal relations.

    4. Senior Registrar Radiology

    Ref: HRD/SR/07/15

    The successful candidates will undergo a 2-year specialist recognition program and will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Carrying out routine and special radiology and imaging procedures and interpreting them.
  • Evaluating diagnostic images to ensure they are of high diagnostic value.
  • Enhancing evidence based practice.
  • Championing continuous quality improvement in clinical practise and service delivery.
  • Participating in research, developing clinical protocols and facilitating CME.
  • Mentoring Medical Officers and medical students.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters of Medicine in Radiology.
  • Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Possess professional indemnity.
  • Sound diagnostic skills and judgment.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Good interpersonal relations.

    5. Hospital Engineer

    Ref: HRD/HE/07/15

    Reporting to the Head Support Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership for the plant, maintenance and biomedical engineering management of the Hospital and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all maintenance, biomedical, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering operations within the Hospital run at optimal level.
  • Developing and implementing planned preventative and remedial maintenance programmes.
  • Participating in re-call to work service and attending to emergency breakdowns.
  • Ensuring all plant and equipment are maintained in optimal working condition.
  • Liaising with all external construction contractors working at the Hospital.
  • Facilitating the purchase and stocking of appropriate spares/equipment.
  • Ensuring that the Hospital’s engineering functions comply with medical, certification, legal and safety standards.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering.
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration Board.
  • Seven (7) years, 3 (3) of which should be in a leadership role a service environment.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Results oriented.

    6. Information Systems Auditor

    Ref: ISA/07/15

    Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for the following amongst others:-

  • Carrying out routine and special systems audits.
  • Evaluating information system processes for efficiency, completeness and accuracy.
  • Analyzing information systems and business protocols to ensure they are in tandem with each other.
  • Ensuring acquisition, deployment and disposal of hardware and software are done in accordance with policy.
  • Reviewing and providing assurance on IS security.
  • Monitoring and evaluating utility of ICT facilities within the hospital.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in information systems, business or equivalent.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs).
  • Two (2) years relevant experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.

    7. Surveillance Officer

    Ref: SO/07/15

    Reporting to the Chief Security Officer, the successful candidates will participate in the daily implementation of integrated security solutions including:-

  • Safeguarding the security of patients, visitors, staff and property of the Hospital.
  • Documenting, recording and maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form and in a chronological order.
  • Conducting investigations and ensuring that proper evidence is acquired, preserved, corroborated and documented.
  • Providing consultation and advice to other departments on various Security matters.
  • Liaising with external parties in the event of emergencies.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures or materials to identify possible causes of security lapses.
  • Coordinating the work and activities of the security foot patrol team to accomplish shared objectives.
  • Ensuring that security hazards, suspicious activities or incidents breach of security within are identified, reported, captured, investigated and recorded.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in security management or any related field is an added advantage.
  • 2 years progressive work experience in a similar position in a reputable institution.
  • Strong investigative and analytical skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Technical skills in security systems installation will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate.

    8. Physicist

    Ref: RPT/07/15

    Reporting to the Lead Radiotherapist, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Computerized treatment planning and dose calculations.
  • Treatment delivery.
  • Preparing appropriate moulds for patient therapy.
  • Implementing and managing dosimetric and beam delivery aspects.
  • Brachy therapy planning.
  • Provide assurance of accurate delivery of prescribed radiation doses and associated risks.
  • Patient education and counseling.
  • Ensure safety radiation protection of patient and other staff members within the department.
  • Developing and implementing protocols of care.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • BSc in Medical Physics.
  • Detail oriented
  • Conscientious
  • Good analytical skills.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application quoting the reference and include your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    The Nairobi Hospital
    P.O. Box 30026
    Nairobi – 00100

    OR recruitment@nbihosp.org

    To be received not later than 29th July 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Engineers Board Jobs in Kenya

    The Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) is a state corporation established under The Engineers Act, 2011 (No. 43) with the mandate to oversee the registration of engineers and engineering firms, regulation of engineering professional services, setting of standards, development and general practice of Engineering.

    EBK will contribute to the transformation of the engineering service which will be expected to function effectively and innovatively in a results- oriented and accountable manner.

    EBK is seeking to recruit a creative, proactive, detail oriented and tenacious Kenyan citizen with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment to fill in the following position:-

    1. Public Communications Officer

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the legal & public communications manager, the public communications officer will be responsible for :

  • Help in the formulation of public communications strategies.
  • Help in preparation of public communiqué and press releases.
  • Day to day management of the Board’s Website.
  • Development of print /electronic supplements /documentaries for the Board.
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of publicity material for the Board.
  • Act as the liaison between the Board and the public for information dissemination
  • Gathering and dissemination of relevant information through written articles, journals and editing newsletters for the Board
  • Oversee the functions of the customer service desk

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field.
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Undertaken a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Proficiency in IT Skills
  • Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills.

    2. Administrative Officer

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the Human Resources & Administration Manager, the Administrative Officer shall be responsible for:

  • Setting up and monitoring effective administrative systems
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance of administration related activities including transport, office space, scheduling of meetings, Supervision of staff in the section, contracted/outsourced workers management, security and general office supplies etc.
  • Facilitate mobility and up to date maintenance of the Board’s fleet and buildings.
  • Ensure up to date maintenance of the Board’s major vehicle records and renewal of various licenses and insurance covers.
  • Ensure proper staff and administrative records.
  • Coordinate responses to emergencies e.g. electricity failures, water, leakages, defective locks e.t.c. with approved service providers.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of transport personnel.
  • Assisting in coming up with and overseeing actions to improve service delivery
  • Assisting in networking with partners to acquire support to the Board
  • Assist in the evaluation of manpower requirements.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Administration or Management
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Undertaken a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution
  • Five (5) years experience in similar or equivalent position.
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills.

    3. Procurement Officer

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the Registrar the Procurement officer will be Head of supplies chain management for the Board and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations;
  • Coordinating the procurement processes for the Board;
  • Advice on all matters related to procurement matters;
  • Development of the Procurement Plan for the Board and coordinating with department and sections in relation to budgetary provisions and implementation of the procurement plan;
  • Head of supplies chain management for the Board Any other task as may be assigned by the Registrar.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Supplies Management or Business related field.
  • Working knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and the regulations.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in ICT
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • Minimum Five (5) years’ experience in a senior position in Supplies Chain Management.

    4. Assistant Registrar – Registration

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the Deputy Registrar Registration and Accreditation, the Assistant Registrar (Registration) will be responsible for:

  • Coordinate the operations of the registration secretariat
  • Reviewing and processing of applications for registration by the Board.
  • Processing and issuance of practicing certificates and licenses.
  • Updating of database for all the engineers.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Management, Administration or Social studies.
  • Minimum Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position as a senior clerical officer or comparable position.
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage.

    5. Assistant Registrar – Internship Programme

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the Deputy Registrar capacity building & professional development the Internship programme officer will be responsible for:

  • Recruitment and placement of graduate interns.
  • Maintain a register of Graduate interns.
  • Prepare and maintain and update a register of trainers/training organizations.
  • Liaison person between the Trainers and the Board.
  • Establish partnership with key stakeholders in the engineering and related sectors in order to ensure sustainability of the internship programme.
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation of the programme with an aim to ensure continuous improvement and sustainability.
  • Manage the interns’ records including training logs and reports

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered with the Board as a Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience
  • Effective communication skills.

    6. Assistant Registrar – Compliance Standards and Enforcement

    EBK Grade 5

    Reporting to the Deputy Registrar Compliance and Standards, the Assistant Registrar (Compliance Standards and Enforcement) will be responsible for:

  • Development and implementation of standards and operations manual
  • Review of compliance documents submitted by Engineers.
  • Work alongside accredited checkers in review of engineering works/services rendered.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered with the Board as a Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum Five (5) years experience.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of engineering design and supervision of engineering works.

    7. Information Communication and Technology Manager

    EBK Grade 6

    Reporting to the Registrar, the Information Communications and Technology Manager will be responsible for:

  • Provide vision and leadership for the Board’s ICT development.
  • Formulate an effective ICT strategy and policy and standards for the board and monitor adherence to the same.
  • Formulate and implement an effective ICT risk management strategy.
  • Implement, manage, monitor and undertake periodic review of ICT policy and technical designs including disaster recovery
  • Guide the procurement of hardware and software products for the Board.
  • Oversee support services and training to system users.
  • Manage ICT resources such as websites, intranet, local and wide area networks, data centre and telephony services.
  • Coordinate licensing issues with software/hardware vendors.
  • Plan, develop and implement the ICT budget, where appropriate, to ensure cost effectiveness and ensure operations meet approved budget levels
  • Research and advice on emerging technologies and trends in ICT that can benefit the Board
  • Promote teamwork and motivate staff to ensure effective working relations, coach, mentor and train new ICT support staff
  • Designing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in similar or equivalent position.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

    8. Legal and Public Communications Manager

    EBK Grade 6

    Reporting to the Registrar, the Duties and Responsibilities of the Legal and Public Communications Manager will be:

  • Secretary to the Board.
  • Responsible for all matters relating to litigation of the Board.
  • Drafting of agreements contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
  • Ensure regulations that govern the Board are complied with at all times.
  • In-charge of communication, public relations and media strategies within the Board.
  • Assist in identifying defense lawyers in liaison with state law office where necessary.
  • Review investigation reports to ensure that they are comprehensive enough to meet the needs to which they were sought for and recommend necessary action.
  • Maintain the Board’s minutes Book.
  • Ensure that all Board assets are kept in safe custody

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience.
  • Postgraduate studies will have an added advantage

    9. Human Resource & Administration Manager

    EBK Grade 6

    Reporting to the Registrar, the Human Resource Manager will be responsible for:

  • Establishing Human resource management systems for the effective implementation of the Boards human resource policies procedures.
  • In-charge of Planning Manpower Requirements of the Board.
  • Development and management of Performance Appraisal System
  • Preparing and analyzing various reports such as performance contracts.
  • Preparation of staff salaries and management of payroll.
  • Training and development of employees in support of succession.
  • Developing, coordinating and monitoring performance contracts.
  • Coordinate and advise on general outsourcing requirements for HR services.
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to rules and regulations governing staff.
  • Keep records on staff emoluments, pensions and statutory obligations.
  • Assess and advice on training needs of staff.
  • Co-ordinate staff welfare matters

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Science or Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce (Major- Human Resource).
  • Post graduate qualifications in Human Resource management.
  • Minimum Five (5) years Experience in a senior position as a Human Resource Manager or equivalent in public or private sector.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human resource management principles.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Performance Appraisal Systems

    10. Finance Manager

    EBK Grade 6

    Reporting to the Registrar, the Finance Manager will be responsible for:

  • Establishment of financial management systems for the effective implementation of the Boards financial and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Provide strategic leadership of the Finance Department;
  • Coordinating financial planning, budgeting control and accounting processes for the Board;
  • Overseeing production of timely and accurate Accounts reports for both GoK and Donor funds;
  • Ensure compliance with statutory obligations and financial reporting for the Board;

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce Business Administration or Business Management.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K)
  • Member of the Institution of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya – ICPAK
  • Minimum Five (5) years Experience in a senior position as an accountant or finance officer.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Familiarity with Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Government of Kenya Financial regulations.

    11. Deputy Registrar – Compliance Standards and Enforcement

    EBK Grade 7

    Reporting to CEO/Registrar, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Registrar – Compliance and Standards will be responsible for:

  • Development and implementation of standards and operations manual
  • Ensuring that professional/consulting Engineers and consulting Engineering firms hold practicing certificates.
  • Handling clients’ complaints related to compliance.
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring of Engineering works and services.
  • Preparation of reports related to compliance.
  • Formulating procedures for compliance.
  • Carrying out inquiries related to registration and practice of engineering.
  • Enforcement of code of ethics for Engineers.
  • Monitoring manual and monitoring checklist.
  • Management of projects registers for all Engineering projects.
  • Enforcing that professional services are rendered with regard to the professional scale of fees

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya
  • Holds a valid practicing license.
  • Five (5) years Post Registration Experience.
  • Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage

    12. Deputy Registrar – Capacity Building and Professional Development

    EBK Grade 7

    Reporting to CEO/Registrar, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Registrar Capacity Building and Professional Development will include:

  • Advice the Board on / and accrediting programs in public and private universities and other institutions offering Engineering training.
  • Plan, arrange, coordinate and oversee internship of graduate Engineers.
  • Set standards for Engineers in management, marketing, professional ethics, environmental issues, safety, legal matters or any other relevant field.
  • Oversee the formulation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy for Engineers and its implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the internship programme.
  • Formulate strategies that will ensure the development of the School of Engineering.
  • Coordinate the functions of the Kenya Academy of Engineering and Technology.
  • Any other duty as may be delegated to or assigned by the Registrar.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya
  • Five (5) years Post Registration Experience.
  • Holder of a valid practicing license.
  • Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and attach the following testimonials to the application.

    1. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance certificate

    2. Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate

    3. Higher Education Loans Board clearance certificate or proof of ongoing repayment

    4. Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Kenya Police Service

    Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the specific address shown below by close of business on 30th July 2015 at 5.00 pm.

    Click here to download the Job Application Form Engineers Board of Kenya

    Application forms should be accompanied by detailed CVs with details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees.

    Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

    Applications for the positions should be addressed to:-

    The Registrar,
    Engineers Board of Kenya,
    Transcom Building Annex First Floor,
    P.O Box 30324-00100,
    Nairobi

    EBK is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Child Protection Specialist (Care and Protection),P-4, Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy No: E-VN-2015-001619

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Country: Kenya

    Region: ESARO

    Job Level: P-4

    Position#: 00042451

    Application Close: 03-Aug-15

    Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

    Purpose of the Position

    Under the general guidance of Regional Adviser Child Protection, the Child Protection Specialist and in close collaboration with the Regional Adviser HIV/AIDS, provides expert policy and technical advice, analysis and technical support to the UNICEF Regional Office and country offices, on policies, programs and legislative, operational and advocacy strategies on HIV care and support and fulfilling the rights of most vulnerable children, and adolescents including those affected by HIV and AIDS.

    Key Expected Results

    1. Conduct support visits to countries to deepen and accelerate quality care and support HIV-sensitive national and community-based responses for the children affected by HIV/AIDS. Propose action on programme development and implementation.

    Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conduct periodic reviews with regional UN, national counterparts and other partners provide technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV programmes for children affected by AIDS programme/project(s).

    2. In line with the Regional Priorities for ESA, provide technical support on HIV-sensitive programme planning, situation analyses, and costed-national responses; regional and national coordination mechanisms; monitoring of the response, design and mid-term reviews and reviews of project proposals; identify and recommend alternative courses of action to accelerate programme delivery for the most vulnerable children.

    Advise the Regional Office including the Regional Adviser, Child Protection, Regional Adviser, HIV and AIDS and Programme Specialists from other sections on trends and the development, implementation and evaluation of national strategies, policies, approaches, and HIV sensitive responses for adolescents and vulnerable children affected by HIV.

    3. In close consultation with the Regional Advisers for Child Protection, HIV and AIDS and Social Protection, develop HIV care and support strategies for most vulnerable children, including adolescent key populations in the region; advise on country-level strategies in documenting and evaluating policies and programmatic approaches/tools in care and support; provide technical support on effective and efficient implementation of plans aligned to national responses for the most vulnerable children.

    4. Ensure quality assurance and oversight of multi-country initiatives in the region; provide inputs into programme design and implementation, evaluation of programme activities, data analysis, monitoring of results and progress reporting. Propose and/or undertake action on operational procedures affecting programme management and implementation.

    5. As part of the strategy of scaling up and enhancing effective program implementation, coordinate, and provide technical assistance to the development and dissemination of specific tools for country offices and partners to utilize in their response to the needs and rights of most vulnerable children, including key populations and children-affected AIDS, including reviewing policies, practices and laws to ensure they are conducive to effective programmatic response .

    6. Contribute to increasing the financial resources available for children affected by HIV, including adolescent key populations, , by advising country offices on the preparation of relevant project proposals and, in close consultation with the regional office, including strengthening Concept Notes for the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, implementation of PEPFAR programmes, UNAIDS, and other key bilateral and multilateral funding instruments to explore leveraging and operationalizing of the funds.

    7. Support to and or strategic representation of UNICEF at relevant HIV/ AIDS workshops, including technical groups on Human Rights conferences, meetings, seminars and technical and advocacy events

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree, preferably in the social sciences, law or other relevant field.
  • Eight years of relevant work experience at national and international levels in child protection, care and support, and HIV and AIDS
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) and/or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

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


    ACDI / VOCA & ASI Finance and Accounting Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Organization: ACDI / VOCA & ASI

    Position: Finance and Accounting Manager

    Summary: ACDI / VOCA Kenya and ASI (a subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA) are implementing a number of projects in Kenya under a number of different funding mechanisms.

    The team is currently recruiting for a well-qualified Finance and Accounting Manager.

    Purpose / Overview of Assignment: The Finance and Accounting Manager position will involve managerial and administrative tasks and will be responsible for supporting the COPs and Program Managers of the different projects to ensure each program is operating effectively, efficiently and meeting required deliverables.

    This position will be responsible for carrying out the financial management of ACDI/VOCA and ASI project funds and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures in accordance with ACDI/VOCA, ASI and donor requirements.

    The Finance and Accounting Manager will report to the relevant COP and Program Manager of each project.

    Responsibilities / Tasks:

  • Ensure there are proper accounting/fiscal controls and procedures for all accounting areas per ACDI/VOCA, ASI and donor requirements;

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum degree from a recognized institute at CPA (K) level
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in financial management or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of accounting standards and government of Kenya tax laws and regulations
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, record keeping and filling systems.
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, create and innovative, good communications, leadership and reporting skills
  • Experience with USAID project procedures, policies and compliance requirements
  • A strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, QuickBooks and other relevant computer applications
  • Fluency in English required

    To inquire about SOW and to apply, please email aflastop@joinav.org.

    Closing Date: 31st August 2015 No phone calls please.

    Only finalists will be contacted.

    Please attach the following to the email:

    1. CV in English

    2. Cover Letter

    3. Certified Copy of Diploma

    4. Certified copies of the certificates of employment or training course completion


    Tropical Heat Van Sales Representative Job in Kenya

    Job Re-Advertisement

    Position: Van Sales Representative

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all sales activities through close in an assigned territory and is the main intermediary between the company and the customer in the achievement of profitable growth through proper stock rotation, maintaining company visibility and (cash) receivables.
  • To sell the company’s products to our current and potential customer.
  • Addressing customer issues and communicating the information in a timely manner to the immediate manager.
  • Projection of image of the company to its customers.
  • Collate company receivables.
  • Maintain communication with team members.
  • Ensure company products are handled with care and stock rotation is adhered to.
  • To implement company visibility plan.
  • Establish excellent rapport with customers.
  • Sell company products in designated channels.
  • Report competitor activities in the market place.
  • Ensure sales route is followed diligently.
  • Uphold corporate integrity and values while ensuring all activities comply with company policies and procedures, including local and federal laws.

    Required Qualifications

  • Holder of a Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • Experience of 3-5 years in FMCG Sales.
  • Valid driving license

    Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • Highly organized and flexible
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision

    How to Apply:

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and competencies we are looking for, please forward a copy of your updated resume to careers@tropicalheat.co.ke clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line and your current salary and expected salary.

    Closing date: 31st August 2015 Candidates who previously applied for this position need not to re-apply.

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    NGO Central Region Assistant Branch Manager (Pharmaceutical Technologist) Job in Kenya

    Our Client is an NGO looking for a natural entrepreneurial pharmaceutical technologist who loves working with people, creating an impact in health and selling lifesaving products to work as an Assistant Branch Manager.

    Please Note: To be qualified for this position you must be registered at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (please include your registration number in your CV) and have your pharmaceutical license available for use.

    Our Client supports a network of over 800 micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights.

    As part of the Branch Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.

    To be successful in this role you must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar for how a social enterprise can improve health impacts in a sustainable way.

    Responsibilities

    Health

  • Motivate agents to meet health targets.
  • Achieve health impact goals.
  • Ensure all agents know and follow health protocols (esp. diagnosis and treatment).
  • Support agents in learning and using correctly the health-centered Android apps. Empowering micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life changing products to the doorsteps of the poor.
  • Provide as needed professional advice and training on dispensing, handling and management of drugs and pharmaceuticals to branch staff and to CHPs.
  • Manage the premises registration with the PPB.
  • Monitor drugs handed out, respond to queries from CHPs and address drug reactions if and when they occur.
  • Represent the branch in pharmaceuticals fora in the county.
  • Manage the branch pharmacy and ensure that all protocols pertaining to; storage, labeling, tracking, recall and recording are adhered to.
  • Allow access and accompany authorized officers as per the provision of Cap 244 to carry out inspections and respond to any concerns that may arise.

    Sales

  • Motivate agents to meet sales targets.
  • Achieve sales targets.
  • Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support agent sales.
  • Manage credit: deposit, timely repayments, rigorous reporting.

    Field and Branch Support

  • Manage Recruit, train and manage Community Health Promoters.
  • Support agents in learning and using correctly their smartphones.
  • Contribute to Branch operations.
  • Manage inventory: Ensure no stock-outs and ensure management on First In/First Out basis.
  • Manage the financial operations, ensuring the books balance; cash matches sales daily.
  • Manage Build strong community relations.

    Qualifications

  • Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology required (NOTE: must be registered with Pharmacy and Poison Board and have your license available for use).
  • Diploma in Business or Health related areas; Bachelor of Arts welcome.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in health/community related work.
  • Team player with drive for results.
  • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
  • Ability to interact with community elders, Community Health Promoters and clients.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.
  • Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in Kikuyu and English.
  • Good knowledge of Central Region a plus.

    Compensation: We offer an attractive salary package(27-38k, +15k for the license), plus health insurance and the opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.

    Application

    Please CLICK HERE to apply online. NGO Central Region Assistant Branch Manager (Pharmaceutical Technologist)

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Closing Date 31st August 2015


    VSF Germany Country Programme Manager Job in Juba South Sudan

    Job Opportunity: Country Programme Manager – South Sudan

    VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.

    In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

    With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, but also developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

    VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified Country Programme Manager (CPM) to support in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and key internal controls within the organization.

    This position is based at the country office in South Sudan with regular field visits in the different locations.

    I. Overall responsibilities:

    The CPM will support at country level the design and strategic development of the country program by providing technical backstopping, capacity building and guidance to the Area Coordinators as well as Projects Managers’ (PMs) on overall project management.

    The CPM will lead in strategic country program development, needs assessments, design of new interventions and coordinate sound project implementation practices.

    The CPM will have frequent field visit to offer mentorship and on ground support to the project staff and ensuring the actions are progressing as reported.

    This position reports to the Country Director

    II. Leadership & Organization Development

  • Strategic programme development in accordance with the strategic plan for VSF G in the country.
  • Coordinate and ensure cordial relationship are maintained at Country and Regional level with partners, donors, international organization
  • Lead in offering direction and guidance to the area coordinators as well as the entire Country programs team

    III. Representation

  • Represent VSF Germany in the technical working group and networking forum at Country/Regional level.
  • Act on behalf of Country Director /Head of Programs in his/her absence as well attend to other project related assignments as given by the CD or designate
  • Attend project related meetings together with the PM or in his/her behalf if he/she is not available.
  • Report regularly on the contents of attended meetings and developments that are of interest to VSF Germany to the Head of Programmes and Country Director
  • Support Project Management links with local authorities and partners

    IV. Operations & Technical Backstopping

  • Lead project implementation by providing technical backstopping.
  • The Country Programme Manager is directly involved in the planning, designing, implementation, and supervision /monitoring and reporting of the projects and programs in the country.
  • He/She will support project staff through capacity building in project implementation and donor compliance.
  • Support PM’s and their teams in reporting by reviewing all financial and narrative reports and monitoring the project implementation progress from the same reports.
  • Coordination and guidance of Area coordinator/PMs through regular planning meetings.
  • Systemisation and control of reporting from the field, working closely with the Country Director on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quality control of project proposals and reports written by the project managers before submission to the head of programs through the CD
  • Link with Logistic and Finance department at RON level in order to facilitate issues related to procurement, transport and delivery of project goods and equipment to/for the field
  • Ensure donor compliance in project implementation.
  • Share country security information with senior management for planning and action.

    Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills Required:-

  • University Degree in background of animal health/ animal science/ livestock production with knowledge in either livestock economics, value chain management, environment /WASH or agriculture social science,
  • Familiar with log frame, result based project planning, project cycle management, ICT, GIZ Capacity works
  • Post graduate qualification in development management, specializing in food security and and livelihoods, highly preferred.
  • Over 7 years experience in programming NGO sector preferred including projects managements
  • Working knowledge of South Sudan context is highly desirable.
  • Working Knowledge of donor funds management and reporting - an added advantage.
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Good command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage
  • Ability to travel and manage tight deadlines.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV (with at least 3 professional referees) at the earliest time possible to:

    VSF Germany,
    Plot No. 74 Block
    AXIII, Hai Malakal – Juba,
    (EQUITY BANK, Hai Malakal Branch way)
    Republic of South Sudan

    Email: admin_hr@vsfg.org and juba@vsfg.org

    Indicate on the subject the Job Title.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    The short listing exercise will start on 13th July 2015 on a rolling basis, and once suitable candidates are identified, the search will stop.

    Closing date for receiving applications is 30th July 2015 on or before 16.00hrs.


    Ndege Chai Sacco Internal Auditor Job in Kericho Kenya

    Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd is a Medium size Society based in Kericho and covers other areas like Naivasha, Tinderet, Sotik Tea / Highlands and Lemotit in Londiani.

    The following vacancy has arisen in our establishment;

    Internal Auditor

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify that payments made by society are fully supported by necessary documents;
  • Auditing the trial balances, vouching the entries into ledger accounts and ensure they are in line with accounting standards and procedures; A
  • ppraise the efficacy of and if needed, redesign internal control systems;
  • Plan, execute and report on compliance and operational audits;
  • Assess adequacy of risk management practices and recommend improvements;
  • Discuss operational systems shortfalls with departmental heads and agree on a problem resolution plan;
  • Conduct scheduled and unscheduled cash analysis and verifications;
  • Monitor the implementation of agreed actions and initiate remedial actions where needed;
  • Review of business process to ensure efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Produce proactive and timely internal audit reports including liaison with external auditors and audit committee.

    Skills, Attributes and Competencies:

  • Degree in Accounting or its equivalent
  • CPA K
  • CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • Should possess excellent ICT skills
  • Aged between 30-35 years
  • Have minimum 3 year work experience in auditing in a computerized financial institution
  • Should demonstrate team building, interpersonal and good communication and presentation skills
  • Thorough understanding of lending procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Attention to detail.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Those interested and meet the specified minimum qualifications are invited to and attach copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with at least two referees to reach the undersigned not later than 30th July 2015.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    C.E.O,
    Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd,
    P. O. Box 857,
    Kericho


    Jumia Junior Designer Job in Kenya

    Junior Designer at Jumia - Rocket Internet

    Rocket Internet is the world's largest Internet incubator. Our team has been building online companies since 1999 and has created over 100 market-leading companies in 50+ countries, dozens of which have been exited successfully. Since 2007 our team operates under the name of Rocket Internet.

    We started operating in Africa in 2011 and since then have launched multiple successful ventures such as Jumia, HelloFood, Kaymu, Vamido and Carmido.

    Jumia is the leading e-commerce player in Africa. Founded in 2011 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the globe, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment.

    Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Rocket Internet steps in.

    Today, we are looking for talented people to join our Design team and embark on an exciting journey in the core of business development and entrepreneurship.

    Job Description: Junior Graphic Designer

    You will be part of a young, vibrant and talented design team responsible for the creation of exciting and challenging e-commerce campaigns.

    Your key responsibilities are:

  • Creation of digital marketing campaigns for all website;
  • Creation of operational visuals for newsletters and social media;
  • Compliance with client brief & client satisfaction regarding design;
  • Be creative and innovative all day long!

    Desired Experience & Skills

  • Higher Education in multimedia, design or web-design;
  • 1 year designer professional experience
  • Excellent in using Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge on code is a plus (HTML, CSS, Java)
  • Experience in e-commerce is a plus
  • Very rigorous and attentive to detail for all creations
  • Creative with a strong publicity and commercial mindset
  • Fast executer and keen on all design platforms (Adobe Pack)
  • Curious, proactive and driven by the challenges of an e-commerce platform

    We offer

  • A unique experience in an international and entrepreneurial environment
  • A fast growing professional and personal learning work place
  • The opportunity to be part of a talented and creative team

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kindly attach portfolio of your works or share a link to your portfolio

    31st August 2015


    Jumia Senior Designer Job in Kenya

    Senior Designer at Jumia - Rocket Internet

    Rocket Internet is the world's largest Internet incubator. Our team has been building online companies since 1999 and has created over 100 market-leading companies in 50+ countries, dozens of which have been exited successfully.

    Since 2007 our team operates under the name of Rocket Internet. We started operating in Africa in 2011 and since then have launched multiple successful ventures such as Jumia, HelloFood, Kaymu, Vamido and Carmido.

    Jumia is the leading e-commerce player in Africa. Founded in 2011 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the globe, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Rocket Internet steps in.

    Today, we are looking for talented people to join our Design team and embark on an exciting journey in the core of business development and entrepreneurship.

    Job Description: You will be part of a young, vibrant and talented design team responsible for the creation of exciting and challenging e-commerce campaigns.

    Your key responsibilities are:

  • Managing a team of junior designers
  • Project management for design related subjects;
  • Creation of digital marketing campaigns for all website;
  • Creation of visuals for newsletters and social media;
  • Development of brand identities for off line campaigns;
  • Compliance with client brief & client satisfaction regarding design;
  • Design team lead and planner
  • Be creative and innovative all day long!

    Desired Qualification & Skills

  • Education in multimedia, design or web-design;
  • 2-3 years designer professional experience on e-commerce
  • Excel in using Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge on code is a plus (HTML, CSS, Java)
  • Very rigorous and attentive to detail for all creations
  • Creative with a strong publicity and commercial mindset
  • Fast executer and keen on the all design platforms (Adobe Pack)
  • Present managerial and project management skills
  • Curious, proactive and driven by the challenges of an e-commerce platform

    We offer

  • A unique experience in an international and entrepreneurial environment
  • A fast growing professional and personal learning work place
  • The opportunity to be part of a talented and creative team

    If You want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kindly attach portfolio of your works or share a link to your portfolio

    31st August 2015


    Pilot Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Pilot

    We are seeking a pilot with the following qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Kenyan Commercial Pilot’s Licence.
  • Must have a valid Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) for Pilot in Command, with Fokker 27 rating.

    The position will be for 2 years renewable contract based out of JKIA, Nairobi.

    The prospective pilot in command will be expected to fly within the East African region & stay out of base for short periods of time.

    Please apply via email; opsf27@gmail.com, providing full CV & references.

    And copy to

    The Director General
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
    P. O. Box 30163-00100
    Nairobi.

    Closing Date: 31 August 2015


    Coffey International Development Jobs in Kenya

    Coffey International Development is a global development consultancy focused on making a difference by improving the lives of world communities.

    With more than 300 active projects in 90-plus countries, Coffey’s international development team delivers projects with in-country partners across the developing world.

    Coffey’s clients include the UK, US and Australian governments. Coffey also undertake research and evaluation assignments across multiple policy areas for the European Commission and other public sector clients.

    Background - SPRING Monitoring and Evaluation: SPRING will recruit enterprises to join an accelerator programme where they will receive technical assistance to prototype products and services which address girls’ needs.

    These products and services will help girls to keep safe, learn, earn, save and invest. The evaluation will assess programme and enterprise performance during the implementation phase and measure long-term impact on girls and product markets.

    Coffey is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions for SPRING M&E:

    1. Country Team Leader

    Description of the role: The Country Team Leader will be responsible for leading a team of experts to evaluate the SPRING programme in up to 8 countries across East Africa and Asia.

    Duration: Full time, Fixed Term, Three Years

    Location: Kenya, Nairobi

    Deadline for Applications: 31 July 2015

    Start date: August 2015

    2. Short Term Business Analysts

    Description of the role: Supporting programme grantees to improve business models and pivot their ventures based on evaluation findings. Conducting spot checks of grantee collected operational data.

    Duration: Short term inputs provided over Three Years (approx. 20 days per year)

    Location: Kenya, Nairobi

    Deadline for Applications: 31 July 2015

    Start date: Flexible

    Send your applications to emails your resume to Jalpa.Kanzaria@Coffey.com


    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Head of Clinical Trials Job in Kenya

    The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in global health including a diverse clinical research programme including high profile vaccine trials (including malaria, Ebola and antipneumococcal vaccines) and trials in management of acute illness with translation into global health policy.

    The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

    Head of Clinical Trials

    This is a senior and exciting position whose purpose is to provide leadership and coordination in all clinical trials activities in the Programme.

    The post holder is also expected to oversee and coordinate monitoring, project management, data base support and sponsorship for investigator-led clinical trials on Phase I, II and III.

    Reporting to the Programme Executive Director and Departmental Chair in Clinical Research, the responsibilities will cover monitoring staff in clinical trials facility, Data managers, project managers, fieldworkers, nurses, clinical officers and medical officers on specific trials, among others.

    If you are an effective and dynamic team leader with expertise in clinical research then this is the opportunity.

    Find the full job description and application procedure details on our website: KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

    Find the vacancy under the Careers section.

    Deadline for applications is 31st July, 2015.


    IRC Senior Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    Applications are invited for the following position:

    Senior Finance Officer (Nairobi)

    Sector: Finance

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    About IRC: A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others uprooted by disaster, conflict and oppression.

    The IRC has been in Kenya since 1992 providing life-saving services such as health care to refugees and vulnerable local communities.

    Currently, the IRC works in two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, in northern Kenya.

    The IRC supports communities in Turkana and Garissa Counties as well as in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Through its Peace Initiative Kenya (PIK) program it is also working in several counties throughout Kenya.

    The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, livelihoods and governance.

    Job Purpose / Objective: The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for budgeting and budget management, review of payments documentations, tax and statutory deductions, cash flow management and various balance sheet account analysis.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Financial Review of Documentations & Controls

  • Reviewed all payment requests, Purchase Orders, Bid Analysis and Purchase Requests to ensure correct coding, adequate supporting documentations and all cash advances liquidations are accounted for as per advance policy.
  • Verified bank and cash transactions while ensuring internal controls procedures including adherence to the delineation chart for all authorizations are followed every month.
  • Effectively followed up on all program and staff advances and reduced the number of pending advances to minimal.
  • Ensured that all payment request and disbursements submitted to Finance are paid before the end of the month to ensure they are recorded within the same month they are incurred.
  • Oversee proper and systematic filing of all payment requests
  • Verified all field documents providing prompt feedback and follow-up on any issues noted
  • Ensured that field bank reconciliations are complete and correct, proper bank and cash books spreadsheet on Monthly basis and the running balance tally.
  • Ensure proper internal control and procedures are adhered to when reviewing monthly reports and monitoring of compliance with established procedures.

    2. Sun system and SAF Processing

  • Performed monthly housekeeping procedures in Sun system.
  • Supported in monthly sun closure ensuring timely submission of the SAF file by the 12th of every month.
  • Ensure that all month end journals/balance sheet accounts are fully signed, sequentially filed and balance sheet file for every quarter sent to New York.
  • Ensure any adjusting journal are fully supported and approved by FC before passing to Sun System.

    3. Bank & Cash management

  • Ensured proper bank and cash books spreadsheet are maintained on weekly basis.
  • Oversee bank correspondences and ensured bank information folder is continuously updated.
  • Identified key issues in the system and provide recommendations for improving procedures e.g. program advances and casual work.
  • Performed weekly cash count and ensured that documentary evidence is duly signed and filed.
  • Monitored an accurate and updated cash flow report informing management on the status of cash flow to ensure sufficiency of bank reserves at all times for all Nairobi bank accounts.

    4. Audits

  • Support the Finance Manager in the audit process

    Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration with minimum CPA (K) qualification

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least five years of finance and accounting experience in a similar post;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software. SUN System accounting is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment with a view towards establishing administrative procedures and protocol that will ensure optimal functioning of the operation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in and as a team.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online Senior Finance Officer

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Closing date: 31st August 2015

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

    Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.


    IRC Trachoma Baseline Survey Consultancy in Kenya

    International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    Terms of Reference for Trachoma Baseline Survey

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Consultant

    Employee Category: Full Time

    About IRC: A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others uprooted by disaster, conflict and oppression.

    The IRC has been in Kenya since 1992 providing life-saving services such as health care to refugees and vulnerable local communities.

    Currently, the IRC works in two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, in northern Kenya.

    The IRC supports communities in Turkana and Garissa Counties as well as in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

    Through its Peace Initiative Kenya (PIK) program it is also working in several counties throughout Kenya.

    The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, livelihoods and governance.

    Preamble: Trachoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness in the world. Globally, it is estimated that 1.2 million people are blind due to trachoma.

    A total of 21.4 million people are infected while 229 million people are at risk of getting infected with trachoma infection.

    High prevalence of the infection is associated with scarcity of water , poor hygiene practices, high illiteracy and poverty.

    Such conditions are commonly found in the ASAL geographical areas of Kenya.Over 6 million Kenyans are at risk of getting infected, while the estimated disease backlog of TT is estimated to be at to be 41,501 nationwide.

    The trachoma project is expected to contribute to poverty alleviation through prevention and control of blindness which is a major cause of poverty worldwide.

    Further to this, the project is expected to contribute to the global goal of elimination of blinding trachoma by the year 2020 as enshrined in the WHO VISION 2020 global initiative to eliminate all avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

    Nationally, the project aims to contribute towards the achievement of the Kenya National Program for Trachoma Control that is spearheaded by the Ministry of Health that ultimately aims to free the Country from blinding trachoma by the year 2015 through the WHO recommended SAFE strategy.

    The IRC already implements an eye programme whose activities straddle the entire Dadaab refugee camp that includes; Dagahaley, Ifo, Ifo 2, Kambioos and Hagadera.

    The programme is funded by The Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) and one of the objectives is ensuring that the beneficiary communities are provided with quality and accessible eye care services while enhancing the dignity of people with disability in the camps.

    The current cumulative population of the beneficiaries is 352,558 refugees and 35,255 of the surrounding host community as at March 2015 (UNHCR population statistics).

    The target population’s ethnic distribution comprises mainly the Somali (97%), with the following ethnic groups making up the rest; south Sudanese, Ethiopians, Ugandans, Congolese, Tanzanians, Eritreans, Rwandans and Burundians.

    The IRC collaborates closely with other healthcare service implementing partners in Dadaab and the Ministry of Health to provide the eye services.

    These agencies included the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Ifo2, Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in Dagahaley, the Islamic Relief Kenya (IRK) in Ifo, the Handicap International (HI) and Lutheran World Federation (LWF) who provide rehabilitation services.

    The IRC runs the only eye clinic at the Hagadera hospital which is also the hub of the eye activities in the larger Dadaab.

    The baseline survey overall objective

    The overall purpose of the baseline survey is to establish the prevalence of TF active trachoma / trachomatous follicles and TT trachomatous trichiasis/blinding trachoma in the entire Dadaab refugee camp and surrounding host community in Fafi and Lagdera.

    To achieve the overall objective, the consultancy is expected to provide information on each of the issues listed below:

    The prevalence of trachomatous trichiasis (TT) amongst adults ≥15 years of age in the entire Dadaab region and surrounding community (including among TT patients, whether they have been offered surgery or epilation )

    The prevalence of active trachoma (TF, trachomatous follicles) amongst children 1-9 years of age in the Dadaab refugee camp and surrounding community.

    The percentage of children aged 1-9 with clean faces in the Dadaab camp and the surrounding community.

    3. Scope of Work:

    The following tasks will encompass the scope of work for the Consultant:

  • Develop a technical proposal complete with an implementation schedule.
  • Standard (GTMP) methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment time and activity schedule
  • Develop a financial proposal detailing envisaged financial costs of the consultancy broken down into key activity/budget lines
  • Apply for ethical approval of the study with the relevant in-country bodies
  • Lead (with GTMP certified trainers) the training of the survey teams for the baseline survey including the graders and recorders
  • Supervise data collection
  • Co-ordinate the analysis of the data collected, using a relevant statistical package.
  • Compile and present a draft report of findings to the Trust Working Group and incorporate their comments and suggestions in the final report.
  • Prepare and submit a final report of baseline survey findings.

    4. Deliverables

  • Technical Proposal and budget
  • Draft baseline report for comments by the Working Group
  • Final report to be presented in soft copy (CD format) and 5 hard bound copies in MS Word, single spacing font 12.
  • A complete data set (in SPSS, Access or STATA) and codebook

  • The final report is expected within 5 days after presentation of a draft report findings to key stakeholders

    5. Responsibilities of different Actors:

    MOH (National and County):

  • Provide Technical Support to the team at the National level & county levels
  • Facilitate field work at the county level

    International Rescue Committee/ Christoffel Blinden Mission :

  • Provide funds and logistical support for the survey.
  • Provide transport and part of the technical team for the baseline survey as necessary.
  • Provide the venue and equipment for the presentation of the findings.
  • Provide project documents necessary for the review.
  • Mobilize communities through the community leaders, field office, government departments,
  • Health agencies and other community structures to effectively participate in the study

    The beneficiary Community:

  • To cooperate and participate in the baseline survey
  • Provide venues for discussions
  • Mobilize the required persons for interviews
  • Provide community leaders and/or guides as required

    6. Proposal Specifications

  • The consultant is expected to submit a proposal detailing:

  • A technical proposal (including a protocol for the population baseline survey)
  • A financial proposal
  • Consulting firm’s or individual consultant’s capacity statement including relevant experiences related to the assignment and contact of organizations worked with
  • Up to date Curriculum vitae of key personnel who will be involved in the assignment

    7. Technical

  • Understanding and interpretation of the TOR

  • Time and activity schedule

    8. Financial

  • Consultant’s daily rate in US $ or equivalent in Kenya shillings
  • Activity costs
  • Other costs e.g. Accommodation, travel, and printing.

    9. Consultant Profile:

    Interested candidates will have an overall understanding of the Kenyan health sector policies and health systems as well as WHO VISION 2020 framework and policies.

    Interested candidates should have demonstrated ability to conduct trachoma baseline surveys.

    Familiarity with Global Elimination of Trachoma (GET) 2020 Goal, purpose, policies and guidelines and the National eye care & Trachoma plans will be an added advantage.

    He/she should have demonstrated experience in project management, monitoring & evaluation particularly in the health and eye care sector.

    The suitable candidate must have:

  • Experience with public health policy with special focus on eye-health.
  • Experience conducting population based surveys of trachoma.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Trachoma and the SAFE Strategy.
  • Training in Ophthalmology and community eye-health will be an added advantage.

    Expression of Interest (EOI):

  • Interested candidates for this assignment should submit the following documents:
  • A narrative and financial proposal detailing the consultants understanding of the assignment and the estimated cost
  • The methodology and proposed work-plan
  • Sample of similar work previously done within the past 1-5 years
  • Up-to-date CV of the consultant and other personnel

    How to Apply

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. Trachoma Baseline Survey Consultancy in Kenya

    International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Closing date: 31st August 2015

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

    Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730,
    Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.


    PTA Bank Consulting Services for Establishing Sector Specialities in Infrastructure Finance

    PTA Bank - Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

    Request for Expressions of Interest

    Kenya

    Project No CZZ 1752

    Consulting Services for Establishing Sector Specialities in Infrastructure Finance

    PTA Bank (the Bank) has received financing from the French Development Agency (AFD), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following services: give an overview of national frameworks and market environment for Transport, Energy, Water and ICT sectors in line with the Bank’s diversification strategy.

    The services include preparing market studies; providing strategic recommendations, identifying investment opportunities in five priority countries, namely Mozambique, DRC, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.

    In addition, PTA Bank would like to reinforce its capacity to assess projects in these sectors.

    To this end, the Consultant will also advise on the appraisal and risk assessment of such projects.

    PTA Bank now invites consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.

    Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate and form consortium to enhance their qualifications.

    The Expression of Interest shall prove the experience and the suitability of the company for this specific project:

  • Experience in handling similar studies in similar sectors – minimum 8 years;
  • Experience in Africa especially in COMESA, SADC and EAC region;
  • Availability of technical expertise specific to this project;
  • Relevance of the personnel structure in regard to the tasks expected ;
  • Form of the application documents: Are they complete, concise and related to the project?

    The Bank will prepare a short list of six candidates to be pre-selected on the basis of the expressions of interest received and will send a Request for Proposals to perform the services.

    Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by July 31st, 2015 at 1730 hours (Nairobi Time).

    The Presidency,
    Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development (PTA) Bank
    197 Lenana Place
    Lenana Rd.,
    P.O Box 48596 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel: +254 20 2712250
    Fax: 254 20 2711510

    Email: SEevaluationcommittee@ptabank.org


    Human Rights Watch East Africa Press Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: East Africa Press Officer

    Communications and Africa Divisions (Nairobi Office)

    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of a full-time or part-time (minimum 25 hours a week) East Africa Press Officer to promote Human Rights Watch’s work to the media in the East Africa region.

    The Press Officer will report jointly to the Communications Director and the Africa Advocacy Director based in New York and Nairobi respectively.

    Responsibilities:

  • Distribute press materials, such as news releases and reports, to media in Kenya and East Africa;
  • Pitch story ideas about human rights to relevant journalists;
  • Coordinate response with relevant staff for media queries about Human Rights Watch research and human rights issues;
  • Develop contacts with national and international journalists in East Africa;
  • Promote Human Rights Watch’s work from outside East Africa to national and regional media;
  • Help maintain and build Human Rights Watch’s media contact database;
  • Assist the Africa Advocacy Director and other staff in planning and implementing media strategies in Kenya and East Africa;
  • Assist the Africa Advocacy Director in drafting op-eds, advocacy letters and organizing of the Nairobi film festival;
  • Assist with preparation for news conferences, meetings, and special events;
  • Monitor media coverage; and
  • Carry out other duties as required.

    Qualifications:

    Education: A degree in journalism, English, or other relevant fields is required; an advanced degree is desirable.

    Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in journalism is required.

    Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili are required.
  • Proficiency in other working languages of the Africa Union is desirable.
  • Experience working in a demanding, diverse, and fast-paced media environment both independently and as a member of a team is required.
  • Strong network of contacts with key interlocutors in East Africa media scene is required.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including strong planning and organizing skills, and ability to work under pressure are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners and external media partners are required.

    Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Kenyan work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

    Salary: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation.

    Contact: Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a brief pitch note for a recent HRW report (unedited by others), and contact information for three references to pressjobs@hrw.org.

    Please use “East Africa Press Officer Ref COMMS-15-1046” as the subject of your email.

    Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    31st August 2015 Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.


    ILRI-Research Fellowship: Vaccines Biosciences

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research fellow who will learn and assist in laboratory techniques related to ruminant immunology and diagnosis of infectious diseases.

    The fellowship will start earliest in September 2015 and last for 6 months. The fellow will be part of a research team that comprises scientists, PhD students and research technicians.

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future.

    ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    ILRI Research Project: Ruminant immunology and diagnosis of infectious diseases

    The Vaccine Biosciences group, hosted by the ILRI Animal Health theme, focuses on African Swine fever (ASF), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and East Coast fever (ECF). The outputs include new or improved vaccines, diagnostic assays and biosecurity protocols that aim to increase livestock productivity in the targeted value chains in particular and to control the spread of the diseases in general.

    Roles and responsibilities

  • The fellow will get familiarized with laboratory techniques such as isolation of mononuclear cells.
  • Set up and read out of proliferation assays. Cloning.
  • Expression of recombinant proteins.
  • Set up of various diagnostic methods.

    Essential Skills and Qualifications will include:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field with 3 years of experience. A PhD will be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Good theoretical background in immunology and molecular biology.
  • A member of staff of a National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in an East African country (Tanzania,Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia,Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya).

    Terms of appointment: This position will be based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. ILRI will offer a competitive stipend of US$1,000 per month to cover living expenses in the project location(s) Medical insurance and work injury cover will also be included in the benefits package.

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit the following documents;

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, what you can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience.
  • The position title and reference number: RFJJ/VB/ 07/2015 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae without photograph; please use the europass CV template at Europass Page
  • Certified copies of all university degree certificates.
  • Certified copies of all university transcripts.
  • A recommendation letter by head of department indicating that you are a currently a member of staff in the NARs. The letter should also include a confirmation that your will be study leave for the duration of fellowship.

    Applications: All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal by clicking on the “Apply Now” ILRI-Research Fellowship: Vaccines Biosciences tab above before 31 July 2015

    To find out more about ILRI visit our website at ILRI

    To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at Job Title

    Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.


    BRITAM Insurance Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    British-American Insurance Company (K) Ltd

    We seek to recruit insurance Sales Agents to join our highly motivated sales team, at our Nairobi branch.

    Responsibilities

  • Selling our financial services to prospective and existing clients.

    Qualifications

  • Must be 25 years and above
  • Should have a minimum of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent
  • Should be well groomed and must have good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in sales will be an added advantage
  • COP compliant added advantage

    Remuneration: Based on attractive commissions and other incentives

    Closing date: 31st July 2015

    Interested candidates should E-mail their up-dated CV to cnduati@britam.co.ke


    ICIPE - African Insect Science for Food and Health Jobs in Kenya

    icipe — African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

    icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity.

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually.

    Please also download icipe’s Vision and Strategy 2013–2020 icipe’s Vision

    1. Vacancy Announcement (Ref. No. IRS/122/072015)

    Ecological Modeller

    icipe is seeking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic and self-motivated scientist for the position of Ecological Modeller. We are looking for an individual who has proven expertise in building, managing and analysing complex geospatial datasets in support of integrated pest management (IPM) practices and interventions, disease vector control, and climate change and variability.

    The selected candidate will be based at icipe’s Nairobi campus and will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team applying various technological approaches to improve plant, human, animal and environmental health. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package, including education allowance up to university first degree, health and life insurance, generous pension, housing and transport allowances, duty free privileges, home leave and relocation allowances, and much more, will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Specific roles and responsibilities of the position:

    1. Lead modelling activities within icipe’s 4H paradigm;

    2. Carry out cutting edge research on modelling insect population density, dynamics, interactions, and risk of invasion and spread;

    3. Develop, apply and explore new computation methods for decision support for good integrated pest management (IPM) practices and interventions, disease vector control, climate change impact and variability assessments;

    4. Link mathematical, biological and physical principles for assessing the present and predicting the future, as well as testing the models with experimental datasets;

    5. Work closely with entomologists/biologists/agronomists in the experimentation and interpretation of models and outputs;

    6. Promote and support cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary teams;

    7. Build capacity of icipe’s scholars, scientists and partners to co-develop and use modelling tools;

    8. Contribute to building capacity of national institutions through the identification and co-supervision or mentoring of graduate students;

    9. Collaborate with other research institutions (such as the CGIAR centres) to support/enhance research outputs and develop synergies with other icipe projects to maximise impact;

    10. Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms, with specific focus on peer-reviewed journals;

    11. Have the ability to foster innovative work environment and appropriate skills in research governance and resource mobilisation.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have a PhD in applied mathematics with entomology or ecological modelling or a discipline relevant to the skills listed above. (The covering letter should expand on the relevance of your skill-set.)
  • The candidate must have perfect manipulation of advance tools for knowledge discovery and data mining using intelligent algorithms.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in your chosen field/discipline.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

    Core Competencies

  • High level of proficiency in a relevant programming language, especially C/C++ and R.
  • Experience in geographical information systems (GIS), spatial statistics, cellular automata (CA), individual and agent based modelling (I/ABM) approaches.
  • Experience in ecological niche and phenology modelling approaches.
  • Experience in artificial neural networks (ANNs), fuzzy logic (FL), random forest (RF) and percolation theory applications.
  • Good knowledge of scenario analysis, climate change impacts assessment and manipulation of large datasets.
  • Good knowledge of the development and analysis of continuous and discrete differential equations.
  • Fluency in English.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working with and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and other service providers, public and private sector entities, national programmes).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines and international institutions and technical agencies.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Director of Research and Partnerships of icipe.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply:

    All applications must arrive via email. The position will remain open until filled. Please quote the job reference number IRS/122/072015 on the email subject line. 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 a complete publications list, and

    (c) a statement of research experience, interests and career goals, to: ecologicalmodeller@icipe.org

    And copy to: rmurithi@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Closing Date: 14th August 2015


    ICIPE Jobs in Kenya

    icipe — African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

    icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity.

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually.

    Please also download icipe’s Vision and Strategy 2013–2020 icipe’s Vision

    1. Laboratory Technician (Honey and hive Products Quality Control)

    Vacancy Announcements (Ref. No. NRS/125/072015)

    icipe seeks to recruit a young and highly motivated Laboratory Technician (Honey and Hive Products Quality Control) to work in the Environmental Health Division, Commercial Insects Programme, Bee Health Project.

    This is a national position and will be based at the icipe Duduville Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Responsibilities:

    The Technician is expected to:

    1. Develop methods and compare the chemical properties of honey and hive products from healthy and diseased hives in Africa;

    2. Analyse and compare the royal jelly chemical constituents produced by African bees;

    3. Analyse and compare the chemical properties of honey and hive products from both stingless and honey bees;

    4. Standardise analytical methods of honey and hive products following Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) procedures;

    5. Prepare quality control reports;

    6. Monitor and facilitate procurement of lab supplies, and equipment inventory;

    7. Prepare quality control proficiency testing materials to be supplied to the regional satellite laboratories.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • BSc degree in chemistry/biochemistry from a recognised university with at least ONE year of lab experience.

    Core Competencies

  • Laboratory experience in handling HPLC, GC, spectrophotometer and related instruments.
  • Experience in honey and hive products quality control analysis.
  • Experience working in a GLP lab.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to reason independently.
  • Ability to learn new techniques and mentor students.
  • Ability to take initiatives in terms of day-to-day task and time management.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to take instructions and to quickly adapt to new methods and changes.
  • Flexible and willing to work under pressure.

    Reporting

    The position reports functionally to the Bee Health Project Chemical Ecology Scientist and administratively to the Project Team Leader, Bee Health.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply:

    All applications must arrive via email. Applications will be accepted up to 1st August 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Please quote the job reference number NRS/125/072015 on the email subject line. 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 statement of suitability, to: labtechnicianqualitycontrol@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    2. Laboratory Technician (Bee Neurobiology)

    Vacancy Announcements (Ref. No. NRS/124/072015)

    icipe seeks to recruit a young and highly motivated Laboratory Technician (Bee Neurobiology) to work in the Environmental Health Division, Commercial Insects Programme, Bee Health Project.

    This is a national position and will be based at the icipe Duduville Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Responsibilities:

    The Technician is expected to:

  • Carry out DNA barcoding of honeybee species;
  • Quantitative volume analysis of brain neuropils and measure the titre of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators in the bees;
  • Quantify vitellogenin levels by RT- PCR;
  • Develop methods to identify the titre of vitellogenin in the honeybee species;
  • Set up histology and histochemistry staining methods for neurosecretory cells and the neuropils; and
  • Provide training to professionals and students.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc degree in biological/molecular sciences from a recognised university within the last two years.

    Core Competencies

  • Laboratory experience in handling RT- PCR and nucleic acid analysis and DNA finger printing.
  • Experience in insect brain dissection, fixation, wax block embedding and microtome handling.
  • Knowledge of histology and histochemical staining methods.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to reason independently.
  • Ability to learn new techniques and mentor students.
  • Have good leadership skills.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Head, Commercial Insects Programme. The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply:

    All applications must arrive via email. Applications will be accepted up to 1st August 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Please quote the job reference number NRS/124/072015 on the email subject line. 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 statement of suitability, to: labtechnicianneurobiology@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow (WTO AND IFAD Honey Project)

    Vacancy Announcement (Ref. No. IRS/123/072015)

    icipe seeks to recruit a young and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDF) to work in the Environmental Health Division, Commercial Insects Programme, WTO and IFAD Honeybee Projects.

    The study aims to develop replicable analytical methods and procedures for assessing the impact of climate change on the distribution, abundance and health of honeybees and other pollinators, and its impact on agriculture in the project countries.

    This research will also estimate how climate affects the health of the pollinator bees; and consequently, the current agricultural system, and to focus on how climate change may affect these ecosystems in the future.

    The study expects to fulfill the following specific objectives:

  • Establish the climate change induced life stages of major African bee pollinator species in project countries through advanced deductive approach;
  • Development of databases and models to predict how climate change will impact pollinators and its effect on agricultural production;
  • Capacity building of national experts in the project areas;
  • Determine the effect of climate change on distribution and abundance (absconding and migration) of honeybee colonies;
  • Determine the impact of climate change on hive colonisation;
  • Determine the effect of climate change on colony growth and honey production; and
  • Determine the impact of temperature change on the distribution and abundance of major honeybee pests and diseases.

    The position is based at the icipe Duduville Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive and generous compensation package, including education allowance up to university first degree, health and life insurance, generous pension, housing and transport allowances, duty free privileges, home leave and relocation allowances, and much more, will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • PhD degree in entomology with special emphasis on climate change research on agricultural systems obtained from a recognised university within the last two years.
  • Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • A track record of publications and report writing is required.

    Core Competencies

  • Experience to establish life tables of insects under controlled laboratory conditions and under natural conditions.
  • Experience to develop phenology models so as to predict the impact of climate change on pollinator distribution and abundance.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Ability to learn new techniques and mentor students.
  • Ability to interact effectively with communities during fieldwork in several African countries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to reason independently.
  • Good leadership skills.

    Reporting

    This position reports functionally to the Coordinators of the WTO and IFAD Honeybee Projects and administratively to the Head of the Commercial Insects Programme. The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply:

    All applications must arrive via email. Applications will be accepted up to 1st August 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Please quote the job reference number IRS/123/072015 on the email subject line. 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 a complete publications list, and

    (c) a statement of research experience, interests and career goals, to:

    postdoctoralfellowcip@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Resolution Insurance Sales Representatives Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions.

    We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients.

    In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the position below in our Sales Department Resolution Insurance

    Sales Representatives in Nairobi

    This is a commission-based Insurance Sales Career with high growth potential, to sell all insurance policies. Only candidates residing in Nairobi Should Apply

    Job Duties:

  • Marketing the insurance company’s products
  • Providing services to clients’ changing insurance needs by selling Property, Accidents, Motor, Wiba, Personal Accident and Health insurance.
  • Completing coverage by delivering policy; planning future follow-up visits and evaluation of needs
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory to generate new business for the organization’s products and services.
  • Makes telephone calls and in-person visits and presents to existing and prospective customers.
  • Advise clients on market conditions and insurance related matters
  • Expedites the resolution of customer problems and complaints Reports directly to the Business development officer

    Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification of Diploma but University degree will be added advantage
  • Well presentable and a good communicator
  • Must be above 22 years of age
  • COP qualification will be an added advantage
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Requires minimum supervision
  • Previous experience in sales with a proven track record will be an added advantage

    If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter to BAuma@resolution.co.ke

    Closing date: 30th July 2015


    College Principal Job in Embu Kenya

    St Andrew’s College of Theology and Development

    Anglican Church of Kenya

    St Andrew’s College of Theology and Development, a provincial college of the Anglican Church of Kenya and working towards becoming a university invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of the College Principal, who is also the CEO of the college.

    Responsible to the College Governing Council, the successful candidate will provide vision, strategic leadership and management of all aspects of the college; promote innovation and a culture of excellence in the college

    Qualified candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Good academic and research record
  • Capacity for strategic thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities with capacity for team work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good administrative and managerial skills
  • Understanding of Financial management
  • Good public relations and resource mobilization skills
  • Proven Integrity and Accountability
  • Passion for mission of the college
  • Demonstrated Christian maturity

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate degree earned from a recognized University
  • A Senior Lecturer
  • Served as Head of a University Academic Department for at least 3 years
  • Committed Christian in a good standing with his/her church

    Application letters, accompanied with the applicant’s CV with three referees (academic, social and spiritual), copies of Academic Certificates and transcripts, testimonials, ID card should be sent to

    Chairman of Search Committee
    St. Andrew’s College principal
    P.O Box 896-60100
    Embu

    Or Email kathii@africanonline.co.ke

    so as to reach him not later than 31 July 2015.


    Chief Chemist Job in Kenya

    Our client in the industrial chemicals industry is looking to hire a Chief Chemist.

    The Chief Chemist will specifically be responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis in laboratories for quality or process control and developing new products or knowledge.

    The Chief Chemist will be responsible for the following:-

  • Overseeing quality control of products and trouble-shooting in the Production Department;
  • Evaluating of alternate / new raw materials, competitor's products and reformulate existing products with improved cost / performance characteristics;
  • Participating in setting and controlling of budgetary requirements;
  • Researching and developing new and existing products;
  • Driving and maintaining of the laboratory aspects of the PCP process;
  • Implementing and controlling of housekeeping and safety standards in accordance with current legislation and company requirements in the laboratory;
  • Maintaining of the database for the production bill of materials and laboratory
  • Training and developing of laboratory staff;
  • Ensuring all mixtures and solutions are in line with corporate standards;
  • Ensuring test results and processes are documented correctly;
  • Monitoring product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications;
  • Providing and maintaining a safe work environment;
  • Maintaining clean and sterilize laboratory equipment; and
  • Liaising with the Marketing and Production departments.

    The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:-

  • A national diploma in Analytical Chemistry;
  • A bachelor of Science degree in Operations/Quality/Chemistry, a masters degree will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a laboratory with 5 years’ senior management experience in Industrial chemicals field dealing with Cementitious systems and Epoxy Resins;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite;
  • Must be familiar with laboratory instrumentation;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills;
  • Should be a self-starter;
  • Must have good people skills;
  • Must be organized and attentive to details;
  • Accuracy in their numerical abilities
  • Must be willing and flexible to work overtime when required; and
  • Must have a valid passport for overseas travel when required.

    If you believe you qualify for this position, please Click here Chief Chemist Job in Kenya to apply for the position online

    Only qualified candidates shall be contacted

    Closing date: 30th July 2015


    Jubilee Insurance Jobs in Kenya

    Unit Manager Jobs at Jubilee Insurance, Kenya

    The Jubilee insurance Limited is currently seeking to fill 5 positions as follows;

    Unit Managers – Nairobi

  • The individuals should be proactive and self-driven.
  • They should have experience in recruiting and developing a high caliber team capable of meeting their individual and company targets.
  • The individual should also be good selling insurance products and will also be expected to sell and meet a given personal target.
  • The main role of a Unit Manager will be to ensure that high production targets are met through a team of Financial advisors and his/her personal production.

    Unit Manager Key roles will include

  • Identify, recruit and retain high caliber financial advisors and meet the unit recruitment requirements
  • Develop a high caliber, highly motivated, disciplined and productive team of 15 or more capable of meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Meet and exceed targets allocated to the unit on all lines of business.
  • Co-ordinate, supervise and motivate Financial Advisors in the unit and ensure that company policies and procedures are observed and performance standards regarding profitability and efficiency are attained within the set deadlines.
  • Training: To give effective field training for all Financial Advisors in the Unit. Professionalism: Promote and project in all sales activity a high degree of professionalism within the unit.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience for Unit Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional qualifications in areas such as education, marketing, economics or finance and accounting with a strong flair for sales.
  • Computer literate (evidence required) COP is a plus
  • Proven experience and success as a team manager in insurance sales will be a definite advantage;
  • A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed with ability to manage others;
  • Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills;
  • Results oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets;
  • Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills;

    If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position giving full names and contacts of 3 referees to philemon.kibor@jubileekenya.com or Call 0721971612

    Applications should be received not later than Monday July 30th 2015


    StarTimes Media Corporate Sales Manager Job in Kenya

    StarTimes Media

    Job Title: Corporate Sales Manager

    Department: Sales Department

    Reports To: Head of Sales

    Job Objective / Purpose: The Corporate Sales Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating activities of a corporate sales team to meet the sales targets set.

    She/he will be responsible for building and maintaining corporate sales teams and ensuring smooth operations and ensuring thorough coordination and within the Department and between departments to ensure expected sales targets and safety of company’s property according to Company’s policies and procedures.

    She/he will develop a strong understanding of key differentiators, internal/external systems, sales methodologies and processes.

    She/he will also be an innovator that will help our global company discover new ways to improve our service and drive new business initiatives to increase partner success and productivity.

    The most critical qualifications for a StarTimes Corporate Sales Manager is that you have a proven track record of success, good problem solving skills, high energy and motivation, and the can-do attitude to make a difference in a fast paced environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify potential business opportunities by qualifying prospects, analyzing sales options in a bid to close sales effectively.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and New Product Development in developing and executing best-in-class selling propositions.
  • Develop and execute a market / area corporate sales strategy and drive acquisition of all segment business to exceed annual billings goals
  • Sell the company’s products by establishing contacts and developing relationships with key decision makers in the targeted organizations and recommending viable solutions.
  • Align strategies with Corporate Account Management colleagues and share best-in-class practices, to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance and recommending service improvements.
  • Identify product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market and competitor activities.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing market information.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending relevant educational workshops, establishing personal networks and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.
  • Contribute to team effort by achieving the set sales targets and accomplishing related tasks.
  • Contribute to team effort by achieving the set sales targets and accomplishing related tasks.
  • Live the Company Values, including personal accountability and the will to win
  • Ensure the good management of all expense budgets by actively controlling all team expenditures.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to provide outstanding corporate sales.
  • Demonstrated track record of success
  • Successful experience in maintaining existing customer bases
  • Ability to strongly influence decision makers
  • Possess strong product and system knowledge
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to explore and make recommendations to partners based on customer needs
  • Excellent customer service orientation via e-mail, phone and in person
  • Strong initiative and creativity applied through technology
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to convey and relate ideas to others
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to excel in a team-oriented, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Vibrant and energetic attitude, willingness to perform and get things done
  • Good people management skills and task allocation
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain records and documentation pertaining to work force
  • Problem solving skills
  • Computer Literacy

    Education / Experience:

  • A University Degree in Business/ Commerce/ Marketing or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in corporate sales will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in a senior sales position managing corporate accounts is imperative.
  • The Corporate Sales Manager MUST have the ability to network with key decision makers in other organizations and maintain good working relationship with them.
  • She/he should be ready to play a pivotal role in achieving the sales targets and generate new revenues for the company.
  • She/he must have a proven track record of closing sales and meeting sales targets.

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to jobs@startimes.co.ke

    Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

    Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: 31st July 2015


    World Bank Group Young Professionals Program Jobs in Kenya

    World Bank Group

    Be part of it

    Young Professionals Program

    For more than 50 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders and the starting point of an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

    If you are a highly motivated individual who possesses a passion for international development and are skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank’s operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, infrastructure, urban planning or natural resource management, we would like to hear from you.

    For more information and to apply, visit http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23132001~menuPK:8465086~pagePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html and submit your application between 15 June and 31 July 2015.


    Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

    Job from Danish Refugee Council

    DRC has been present in the Horn of Africa (HoA) since 1998 when a programme was established in Somaliland. DRC HoA and Yemen works primarily with displaced Somalis, people in mixed migration flows, host communities and other conflict-affected people in Somaliland, Puntland, South and Central Somalia, Kenya, Yemen and Ethiopia

    The DRC regional office has an oversight and support function, in order to maintain a high degree of accountability and to support a constant strategic development to ensure that programmes remain relevant.

    Under the Strategic Priorities version 2015, DRC globally as well as DRC in the HoA and Yemen (HoAY) is committed to strengthen its operational and programmatic profile. With reference to this objective, key outputs have been developed/defined, including specific reference to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) in DRC.

    Specifically, the ME&L Advisor

  • Supports the country offices to improve quality of monitoring, evaluation and accurate reporting, including training and coaching, development of M&E plans etc.
  • Is the regional lead in supporting the ME&L framework for DRC HoAY as well as developing and delivering key initiatives under the ME&L framework;
  • Ensures that the ME&L framework contributes to and is in line with DRC Global ME&L framework which is under development

    Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain regional level M&E system in accordance with DRC minimum standards for M&E and DRC evaluation policy
  • Ensure capture of lessons learned from Regional and Country Level annual review
  • Ensure global level involvement larger evaluation activities in the region and support the global HQ M&E desk
  • Direct support to evaluations and programme monitoring at regional and country level
  • Facilitate regional trainings and meetings on M&E
  • Assess existing and further develop procedures used for ensuring program quality in coordination with the global processes of strengthening monitoring and evaluation in DRC;
  • Support the writing of projects/programmes and/or reports of a certain complexity as per guidelines disseminated at a country level if needed

    Reporting Arrangements

    Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor will report to the Deputy Regional Director and work in close collaboration with the Regional Grants Manager and the Country Directors, as appropriate, the Deputy Regional Director, Regional Director and the HQ designated leads Monitoring and Evaluation.

    Person specification:

  • Minimum 5 years of technical experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in a senior programmatic capacity.
  • Master’s degree in fields related to organization learning, international development, or M&E.
  • Demonstrated understanding & experience with M&E within complex international development context.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and well developed oral communication skills.
  • High accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Work style: Well planned and organized and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player with demonstrated leadership and participatory manner.
  • In depth knowledge of HoA context.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region.

    General

    Commitments:

    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC

    Conditions

    Availability: 1 September, 2015

    Duty station: The position is based in Nairobi but with extensive and prolonged travel to Ethiopia and Yemen in particular and possible travel to other places in the region where some of our offices are in insecure and/or remote locations.

    Contract: 1 year renewable contract dependent on both funding and performance

    The terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff.

    This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only

    About DRC

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five countries throughout the world.

    The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

    The protection and assistance to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts.

    Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on DRC under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor under vacancies no later than 17 July, 2015.

    This is a re-advertisement, candidates who applied previously need not re-apply

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contactjob@drc.dk


    Family Media Presenters Jobs in Kenya

    Family Media is the fastest growing Christian media house in Africa.

    It prides itself in providing a message of hope and care to its audiences through Jesus Christ.

    Our mission is to keep Jesus on the airwaves.

    To achieve our mandate, we wish to hire the following:

    Presenter for Radio Programs

    Requirements:

  • Have good command of English and vocal properties
  • Have good pronunciation and diction of English words
  • Knowledge in different musical styles and performers
  • Have basic technical skills in operating broadcast equipment
  • Good at planning and research
  • Be able to work well under pressure
  • 28 years and above

    Presenter with a journalistic background for the reading of news on radio and TV

    Family Media is looking for hardworking, mature responsible individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to gather, write scripts and edit news items
  • Ability to identify news-worthy items
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English/Kiswahili
  • Ability to present news items well
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Diploma or Degree or an equivalent in Mass Communication or a related discipline

    Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and a copy of resume to hr@familymedia.tv by 31st July 2015.


    ICAN Life Skills Program Volunteers Career Opportunities in Kenya

    Inspire Communications and Awareness Network (ICAN) is enlisting passionate volunteers to develop a Life Skills Program.

    Volunteers will assist in the design, research and development of the Program.

    We are looking for creative individuals with the knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject matter.

    Volunteers shall have excellent capacity to develop program content and present the program effectively.

    Competency Profile

  • Relevant academic qualification with human service experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop and present program materials in a clear, concise manner.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of Life Skills Training, Curriculum and Instruction;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and practices of a Life Skills Program.
  • Reliable, highly motivated and driven team player.

    To apply

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to info@inspire.or.ke.

    Indicate LIFE SKILLS VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

    31st July 2015


    KBA Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya Bankers Association

    Our Client, The Kenya Bankers Association, recognizing the central role of the banking industry in the payment system, established the Integrating Payment Systems (IPS) project in 2012 to address the challenge of creating a more integrated retail payment system in Kenya.

    Provisionally named the Kenya Interbank Transaction Switch (KITS), this is a system envisioned to provide the banking industry with a platform to significantly improve the sharing of payment system infrastructure, provide a seamless inter-bank settlement mechanism thereby managing settlement and liquidity risks.

    The Association has settled on a technology solution provider and embarked on its implementation.

    They are now inviting applications for dynamic professionals to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:

    1. Team Leader Support Analyst

    Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this is a position responsible for optimally managing the Data Centre in terms of infrastructure, security, consumables, networks and personnel.

    The incumbents will also be responsible for providing operational implementation, management and support for all services provided to clients 24/7, ensuring SLA’s are met and client satisfaction is guaranteed.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Acting as the interface between IT Operations and Development on program and IT Operations and IT Infrastructure on hardware and network configurations and implementations
  • Managing new bank IT take – on implementations and IT Operations and internal/external clients in respect of processing problems
  • Providing training on the Operations Control Centre functions to bridge IT operators Operating as per laid down operational processes i.e. Start of Day, End of Day, Command Execution, activating jobs, etc
  • Monitoring of all services, including networks, as per the laid down thresholds and standards defined in the application standards for abnormalities and out of line occurrences to ensure the products perform to the SLA's for both the production and Disaster Recovery Planning site
  • Logging of incidents in an accurate and informative manner as and when they occur.
  • Communicating and assisting bank customer counterparts relating to operational problems and queries
  • Partaking in Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Planning activities under the direction of the Chief Information Officer

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in IT/Engineering/Computer Science or related field
  • ITIL V3 Certified
  • Expert knowledge of Linux Operating System ( Red Hat Linux)
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating System
  • Knowledge of Oracle Relational Database Management System Operations
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience as IT Helpdesk Support in a complex working environment with at least 2 years as IT Support Manager in a financial industry
  • Proven experience in managing Incidents/Problem
  • Proven experience managing a team of operators in a shift environment
  • Experience in managing Preventive Maintenance Calendar is a plus
  • Experience with Tieto Card Management Solutions is an added advantage
  • Strong leadership, management and team building skills

    2. Systems Development Analyst

    Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this is a position responsible for delivering cost effective systems, solutions and support on time and within the set budget, meeting the SLAs and the Company’s business requirements.

    The incumbent will also be tasked with maintaining a high availability of IT team support, with focus on efficient problem resolution, operational routines and change execution

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Providing Technical Support for the Applications, Network and Database Systems
  • Reviewing, analysing and responding to business requirements with proposed solutions and timing
  • Assisting in business project roll out
  • Providing consultancy to business and technical plan, connectivity and security, which is consistent to the Company standards
  • Evaluating Business requirements, preparing systems to enable product or system testing is carried out on time and within schedule
  • Creating and maintaining project plans, test plans and reports which are regularly communicated to the business
  • Establishing cooperative relationship with Business Units and other IT team members to deliver technical support and solutions
  • Maintaining system security and integrity and training users on new and updated products

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Computer science or a Diploma in IT or its equivalent
  • At least 5 years or more experience IT in busy environments
  • Exposure in banking or Financial Industry systems
  • Expert Knowledge in Payment systems
  • Working Knowledge of Linux and Windows Operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Relational Database Management System
  • Experience in a Card Production environment
  • Experience supporting Tieto Card management suite will an added advantage
  • Experience in IT project management and production support is an added advantage
  • Service management skills and techniques
  • Ability to complete tasks within deadlines
  • Proven ability to manage external resources (vendors)
  • Strong troubleshooting/problem assessment skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Self – driven and able to manage situations
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal

    3. Switch Business Support Analyst

    Reporting to the Chief Information Officer this is a position responsible for providing Technical support Services to Business Teams and analysing business requirements to ensure optimum service delivery by the Switch.

    The position is also responsible for establishing cooperative relationship with Business units and other IT team members to deliver technical support and solutions.

    The incumbent will also be responsible for the planning and controlling of the IT Network and Architecture within the Switch.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • IT Network design and implementation within the Data Centres and Data Recovery Planning Sites
  • IT network security and audit focus for the Switch infrastructure
  • Assisting other technology streams with networked solution design and implementation
  • Installing and staging hardware and software
  • Capacity planning on IT Network
  • Reviewing, analyzing and responding to business requirements with proposed solutions and timing.
  • Resolving customer problems and in crafting solutions to unique customer requirements
  • Creating and maintaining test plans for System updates and version upgrades
  • Providing linkage to system vendors in troubleshooting and working to identify and resolve reported system problems

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Computer Science or a Diploma in IT or its equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Business Support Area for IT systems; at least 1 year Experience supporting Card Management System Payment Switch environment is critical
  • Certification in Oracle RDBMS
  • Certification in Programming will be an added advantage
  • Certification in Project management or Change Management (ITIL) will be an added advantage
  • Expert knowledge of Operating Unix or Linux systems
  • Working Knowledge of Windows Operating systems and expert Knowledge of Oracle Relational Database Management System
  • Expert knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and proven experience in IT project management and production support
  • Self – driven and able to manage situations.

    4. Product Manager

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for managing the business side of Switch Product, which covers both the strategy and operational aspects.

    The position is also responsible for owning the business relationships with the Company’s stakeholders.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Delivering a product strategy and plan for related products and value-added services. The plan should include product positioning, value – added opportunities, product profitability, pricing, market positioning.
  • Recommending and motivating new services based on market trends, customer needs and the Company’s strategy.
  • Taking accountability for the operational performance of the services from a business perspective and proactively managing this with IT Operations. This includes performance monitoring, communication and any appropriate industry reporting
  • Conducting monthly reporting, account/plan monitoring and implementation of plans and also determining key milestones and delivering as agreed with executive management
  • In collaboration with the Chief Finance Officer, producing the annual pricing review and project – manage the implementation of annual price changes with the associated terms and conditions
  • Overseeing the P&L for the product set
  • Liaising, coordinating and driving necessary internal support areas to deliver on the product plan. This includes completion of technical requirements and specifications; determining needed hardware and software.
  • Managing the business side of new customer take – on including contract completion

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in a relevant field
  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience; 4 in digital payments.
  • Experience in the financial industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Payment Systems
  • Experience working in a payments card environment will be an added advantage
  • Experience in data analysis is an added advantage.
  • Proven account/customer management experience
  • Proven track record of driving usage/consumption
  • Experience in developing product positioning and messaging, communications, launching new products, and developing and executing go – to – market strategies
  • Strong business case & analytical abilities

    5. IT Operations Support

    Reporting to the Team Leader Support Analyst, this is a position responsible for providing operational implementation, management and support for all services provided to clients 24/7, ensuring SLA’s are met and client satisfaction is guaranteed.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Operating as per laid down operational processes: Start of Day, End of Day, Command Execution, activating jobs, etc
  • Monitoring of all services, including IT networks, as per the laid down thresholds and standards defined in the application standards for abnormalities and out of line occurrences to ensure the products perform to the SLA's for both the production and DRP site
  • Logging of incidents in an accurate and informative manner as and when they occur
  • Escalating and reporting of out of line situations to the Operations Supervisor or Chief Information Officer
  • Communicating and assisting bank customer counterparts relating to operational problems and queries
  • Performing management functions in accordance with the paid down parameters relating to backup, bank output and processing
  • Participating in Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Planning activities under the direction of the Chief Information Officer
  • Strictly adhering to all security protocols, both physical and technical

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in IT/Engineering/Computer Science or related field
  • ITIL V3 Certified is an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience as IT Helpdesk Support in a complex and busy working environment. Experience in the Financial Industry is an added advantage.
  • Working Knowledge of Linux ( Red Hat Linux) Operating System
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating System
  • Knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems
  • Experience in Operating and running Applications in Oracle Database an added advantage
  • Experience in managing Incidents/Problem/ Change is required.
  • Experience in managing Preventive Maintenance Calendar is a plus
  • Experience with Tieto Card management suite is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in customer service
  • Ability to plan and schedule IT operations
  • Must be prepared to work in a shift environment

    6. Executive Personal Assistant

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for providing high level administrative and operating support to the Executive to manage workload and activities.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Screening and managing all incoming calls and emails and handling business correspondences
  • Completing other office administrative duties
  • Organizing logistics for face – to – face and conference call meetings
  • Communicating to team or project members all relevant details regarding meetings
  • Coordinating the development of meeting agendas and assisting with setting up sub – committee meetings and calls
  • Organizing a minute – taker for meetings and maintaining Virtual Boardroom documents
  • Maintaining product and project calendar
  • Providing a variety of information to assist workflow throughout the organization
  • Supervising support staff and Maintaining office supplies

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Management/Business
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience for a large and busy organization.
  • Experience in a financial institution is an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge in human resource management, logistics, accounting, and procurement
  • Proficient in ICT
  • Proven experience in customer service
  • Strong business writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator who is politically savvy and a team player

    7. Database Administrator

    Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this is a position responsible for supporting the Company’s suite of databases and related applications for daily operations, troubleshooting, architecture, design and capacity planning and long term planning including implementing physical database back – ups, recovery programs and archiving functions.

    It is also responsible for effective communication with stakeholders on work schedules, deliverables, architecture, and break fix items.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Testing, validating and implementing performance and resource optimization improvements in consultation with IT operational and development teams
  • Designing database structures and using data modelling tools
  • Designing and development of Schema, Aggregations, Indexes, SQL Views, Triggers and Storage
  • Implementing procedures and supporting database activities such as performance tuning, data loading and unloading
  • On – call for production databases, daily maintenance, monitoring, problem resolution and internal customer/development support
  • Database optimization using techniques such as materialized views, parallel processing, partitioning and indexing
  • Performing database application server patching and configuration changes as required Continual assessment of current technical processes and advising/proposing/implementing process improvement
  • Establishing and maintaining sound back – up and recovery policies and practices
  • Implementing and maintaining database security policies and best practices

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, or any related field
  • Masters in Computer Science or IT will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience, 2 in actively supporting/maintain an enterprise database infrastructure, broad work experience including administration, engineering and architecture in enterprise environments
  • Extensive knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems architectures and concepts.
  • Certification in Oracle Database Administration, OCP or OCM is an added advantage
  • Extensive knowledge with Oracle 11g and 12c
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle Structured Query Language
  • Experience in RAC, RMAN, DataPump, and Grid Control
  • Experience in Linux (Red Hat Linux) Operating Systems Administration
  • Expert Knowledge of Windows Operating system
  • Knowledge of Networking ( TCP/IP) and Routing
  • Flexible, self-reliant and self-driven

    8. Chief Information Officer

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for leading and directing Information Technology Strategy, product development, technology infrastructure and operations capability for the Company.

    The incumbent will also ensure that demands and requirements are balanced within the IT and business divisions

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Developing and executing an ICT Strategy and related ICT standards in support of and to enable the overall company strategy
  • Positioning ICT as a proactive technology driver, whilst maintaining a collaborative delivery focus
  • Provide and continually test Disaster Recovery ad Business Resumption Planning
  • Taking responsibility for managing the relationships and processes with regulators, industry stakeholders and internal stakeholders regarding escalations and industry outages e.g. advising parties of the outage, fixing/correcting the problem and producing a report of the outage/problem and future prevention Developing and managing the IT budget, including capital expenditure in liaison with the Chief Executive Officer
  • Executing and controlling ICT procurement, support and maintenance based on approved ICT Capex and Opex budgets
  • Aligning ICT objectives and programs/projects to enterprise – wide objectives and strategies
  • Ensuring ICT governance and Risk Management compliance execution

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, or any related field
  • Masters in Computer Science or IT will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience, 3 in leading a technology organization in financial services industry
  • Project Management Certifications e.g. PRINCE2, PMP e.t.c.
  • ITIL Certification or experience
  • Ability to understand complex systems environment and communicate technology direction appropriately to multiple audience
  • Experience in leading the architecture and development of consumer facing products (including websites and/or mobile applications)and of internal business solutions
  • Experience in running 24/7 operations including support for system, network, communications, telephony and security infrastructure
  • Proven ability to manage and develop a technology team with close alignment with business units
  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills in diverse, fast – paced work environments

    9. Business Analyst

    Reporting to the Product Development Manager, this is a position responsible for performing regular scheduled jobs to ensure that tasks are activated and completed within the required deadlines.

    The position will also be responsible for liaising with customers to ensure that their expectations are met.

    The incumbent will also be responsible for growing Switch Revenues according to budget and business plan.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Developing communication material to inform customers, stakeholders and the public on switch performance and activities
  • Suggesting new product innovations to drive value to customers and stakeholders
  • Working with the Operations and Development Teams to ensure service expectations are in line with customer needs
  • Assisting the Product Manager in developing and implementing product strategy and plan for related products and value – added services
  • Coordinating communication between Operations Team and Customers
  • Gathering Switch Performance Statistics on Operations and Service levels
  • Compiling Revenue Performance Statistics and reporting on them against targets
  • Developing customer requirements and specifications; determining needed hardware and software in collaboration with internal support teams

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in a Business/Commerce or related field
  • A minimum of four years of experience; 2 years’ experience in the payment industry or Financial Services Industry
  • Proven experience in digital payments
  • Experience in developing product positioning and messaging, communications, launching new products, and developing and executing go – to – market strategies
  • Knowledge of business aspects of Card Schemes
  • Proven ability to think strategically
  • Analytical – good understand of P&L / financial principles

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    31st July 2015


    African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Jobs in Kenya

    1. Human Resources Assistant

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    AWF is seeking a motivated and high performing individual to assist with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties.

    This position carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: payroll administration, contract management, HRIS, employee relations, database and website management, benefits management recruitment, leave administration, and orientation.This position reports to the Human Resources Manager.

    Key Responsibilities

    Contract Administration

  • Generates employment offer letters and contracts, including new contracts, amendments, and renewals.
  • Facilitates all signatures, and electronically files fully executed documents.
  • Send out a monthly summary of new and renewed contracts to HR Manager
  • Manage physical and electronic filing of the Human Resources Department by ensuring that all files are compliant, up-to-date, and complete.
  • Share the HQ filing system with the other offices

    Recruitment

  • Coordinates recruitments, assisting with the development of Terms of References/job descriptions, posting advertisements, responding to applications, short-listing candidates, scheduling interviews, (as applicable) assisting in selection process, and preparing interview and recruitment reports.
  • Ensure job advertisements on AWF website are up-to-date
  • Perform reference and background checks on selected candidates and provide to Human Resources Manager for review
  • Upon recruitment, collect all appropriate employment forms and provide to the finance department
  • Assists in the development of employee materials for on boarding and off boarding.
  • Assists in coordinating new staff meeting schedule with relevant key staff, directors, and (as applicable)

    Payroll and Benefits Administration

  • Administers AWF’s selected payroll and coordinates the International payroll with providers, updating data to reflect new hires, terminations, changes in employment terms and benefits eligibility
  • Facilitates timely submission of payroll changes to Human Resources Manager.
  • Generates change log for review by supervisor and payroll preview reports for approval .
  • Ensure that staff receive payroll on or before agreed upon pay dates
  • Keep track of compensation movements on monthly basis for input to payroll
  • Acts as liaison between HR and Accounting functions to ensure accurate posting, payments of payroll related liabilities
  • Ensure timely, consistent and accurate filing of payroll reports, pay slips, backups etc

    Benefits Administration

  • Assists supervisor with the Administration of AWF’s staff retirement savings plans including Africa-based Generali, US-based 401(k) plan or other schemes.
  • Ensure compliance with plan terms and timely submission of staff contributions
  • Responds timely to employee inquiries regarding payroll and benefits.
  • Acts as liaison as required between staff and benefits administrators
  • Tracks other contractual benefits such as expatriate home leave, relocation and repatriation, tax-equity adjustments, acting allowances, etc.
  • Assist with employee continuous education and learning program

    Database and Website Management

  • Carry out monthly maintenance of HR section of AWF Intranet/Sharepoint
  • Assist with staff database maintenance in the HRIS system and production of reports as requested
  • Assists with annual performance appraisal process
  • Ensure proper set up of new staff on the AWF timesheet system and regular update of the same
  • Assist the HR Officer in compiling, updating and maintaining a detailed benefits schedule for all AWF offices
  • Update HR metrics and dash boards

    Other

  • Provide administrative support to the HR department on a daily basis
  • Assist in drafting HR quarterly bulletin
  • Respond to employee queries in a timely manner
  • Track calendar events for the function
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labour or Industrial Relations, Psychology or Sociology
  • Proffesional qualification in Human Resources
  • At least 2 years progressive experience in a non-profit organization and/or Human Resources
  • Proven experience in an international context
  • Previous experience in database management
  • Excellent organizational skills: able to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to provide good customer service with patience and a sense of urgency
  • Professional, diplomatic and thoughtful communication skills
  • Strong Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with HRIS systems or able to learn
  • French fluency written and spoken is desired
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong level of competence with Excel, PDF, accounting/HR information systems

    2. Administration Officer

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated individual who will be responsible for the day to day office management duties which support efficient execution of AWF operations while adhering to statutory requirements.

    This position is responsible for executing logistics, ensuring a friendly and service-oriented approach to all site visitors, and providing essential services at the AWF Headquarters and supporting other country offices as required.

    The Administration Officer reports to the Director IT & Infrastructure.

    Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate program related events; work closely with other departments in the management of other organization based events such as Board, program, donor, stakeholder meetings
  • Organize administrative, program and logistical support for the Trustees, Partners, Senior Staff (CEO, COO) and ensure security clearance and other entitlements are obtained
  • Ensure the AWF Conservation Centre premises are kept clean, orderly and in good condition at all times
  • Supervise the HQ Administration staff ensuring high level of customer service
  • Work with the supervisor to develop and review metrics to improve efficiency in the Administration department
  • Work with the procurement department to negotiate and maintain official contracts with vendors ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures
  • Ensure provision of required office services and supplies at the HQ office and roll out the standards to country and field offices across AWF
  • Ensure efficient management of staff logistics
  • Oversee the fleet management ensuring adherence to the vehicle policy
  • Maintain and update AWF’s master list for use in distribution of AWF materials including and not limited to season greeting cards, annual reports, newsletters, flyers and magazines
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for efficient office operations across AWF.
  • SOPs will prescribe standards for reception, presence, signage, furnishings, supplies management, safety, security and other administrative services necessary to facilitate program operations.
  • Following implementation of SOPs, establish regular schedule for administrative audits
  • Work with the accounting and IT and Infrastructure teams to ensure that assets are entered and maintained in the Serenic accounting system or as per prescribed format
  • Work with the IT and Infrastructure team to collect and maintain database of AWF office leases.
  • Work with supervisor and procurement team to manage AWF’s general and vehicle insurance policies and maintain database of AWF’s various policies.
  • Establish master service contracts across regions and/or insurance types.
  • Work with procurement team to establish procedures by which to assess risk and ensure adequate coverage.
  • Maintain all country-level registrations and MOUs within AWF. Ensure that all registration documents are scanned and housed in a central repository.
  • Ensure registration requirements are adhered to and renewals/annual filings are completed timely.
  • Participate in office startups and close outs, ensuring efficient tracking of progress and checklists.
  • Be the focal point for security and safety standards working with relevant teams.
  • Work with all departments to implement proper archival standards for AWF.
  • Filing for all departments should be organized, accessible, and maintained in such a way that balances cost and space considerations.
  • Assist other departments as may be required

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position (preferably in an international NGO set-up or busy working environment)
  • Demonstrated interest and understanding of key administrative functions ranging from insurance management, tenancy agreements, procurement and cross border logistics
  • Proactive nature of problem solving
  • Familiarization in dealing with government departments, revenue authorities and immigration departments
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritization
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick learner / Fast adaptor with high level of flexibility
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency
  • Excellent organizational aptitude and coordinating ability
  • Ability to assess and react appropriately to changing circumstances
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to proactively share information as needed
  • Computer literacy – proficiency

    Closing Date: 30th June, 2015

    To Apply

    For more information on job application details, see; Apply for a Position at AWF


    Powerpoint Systems Warehouse Supervisor Job in Kenya

    Powerpoint Systems East Africa is a leading provider in power controls and renewable energy solutions with a mission of designing, supplying and installing sustainable energy solutions through continuous innovation by striving to make our products available to all.

    Position: Warehouse Supervisor

    The Warehouse Supervisor will work closely with the Head of Warehousing/ Logistics on the day-to-day operations of the Warehouse functions and duties to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the Department.

    Role Purpose:

    To assist the Head of Warehousing/ logistics in maintaining and controlling an efficient, well trained warehouse staff so that there’s an adequate inventory that consistently meets the clientele demands to satisfaction.

    Responsibilities

  • Management of the warehouse in line with organizational policies.
  • Maintain an up to date record of goods in and out of stock by having regular physical checks on inventory
  • Ensure utmost organization in the warehouse to combat possible accidents and losses.
  • Ensure health and safety standards are adhered to while executing day to day functions in the warehouse
  • Coordinate and assign responsibilities to warehouse officers in liaison with the Department Manager.
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports on supply.
  • Plan ahead of time to receive commodities ordered for efficiently.
  • Checking and inspecting goods received and ensuring they are of accurate quantity, type, and also acceptable quality.
  • Supervision of offloading and loading of consignments.
  • Ensuring a generally tidy and clean work environment.
  • Ensuring accuracy in all paper work.
  • System invoices and delivery quantities.
  • Ensure proper labeling of goods that have arrived at the warehouse for proficient and effective service delivery.

    Qualifications/ Requirements

  • Minimum of Diploma level in Supplies Management, Logistics and Transport or
  • Purchasing and supplies management(preferably Members of Chartered Institute of
  • Logistics and Transport or Chartered Institute of Purchase and supplies, or KIM)
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution will be an added advantage
  • Must be within an age limit of 30 and 35 years
  • At least 3 years successful experience in inventory/ warehouse management in a busy industry set-up.(preferably in a similar position)
  • Direct working knowledge of operations and warehouse management.
  • Must be proficient in MS-Office suite
  • Ability to make decisive decisions.
  • A team- player able to motivate his staff for the interest of the company.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be a person of great integrity and professionalism.

    If your qualifications and experience match the one above and you are up to the challenge.

    Kindly make your application to vacancies@powerpoint.co.ke

    Closing Date: 30th July 2015.


    Deworm the World Initiative Program Implementation Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Organization: Evidence Action

    Position Title: Manager – Program Implementation

    Department / Section: DtW-Kenya

    Duty Station: Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

    Reports To: Senior Program Manager

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: October 2015

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia.

    We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    About Deworm the World Initiative:

    The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

    We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.

    We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children.

    Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

    About the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP):

    The National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) is a government program implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of removing parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya.

    The program aims to treat at least 5 million children aged 2-14 years in over 10,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years.

    The program is now entering its fourth year; in its first and second years the program dewormed 5.9 and 6.4 million children, respectively, and results from Year 3 are under analysis.

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as Manager – Program Implementation for the Deworm the World Initiative - Kenya at Evidence Action.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for program management and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    Under the guidance of the Senior Program Manager, the Manager –Program Implementation is responsible for ensuring high-quality delivery of all elements of program cascade implementation at the national and county levels.

    The position will manage senior associates within DtW Kenya to achieve their maximum potential; oversee program elements including the training cascade, community sensitization and outreach, and drug distribution and management.

    The position will play a significant role in managing program deliverables for both the school-based deworming and community deworming initiatives currently being implemented in Kenya.

    The Manager- Program Implementation will also provide inputs to the program’s Monitoring, Learning and Information System team to ensure the program data is of high quality and will support the Senior Program Manager and the Policy Team in managing the program’s policy and advocacy efforts by ensuring that government officials are well informed of program activities and own the program from the lowest to highest levels of government.

    Description of Duties:

    1. Program Management:

  • Manage a team of senior associates to ensure successful deworming in all targeted sites
  • Oversee collaborative development of the program design, goals, plans, work plans, and budgets
  • Continually improve and stabilize the program design to incorporate lessons learned from prior activities and from results of ongoing data collected by the MLIS team while keeping out an eye on the design of the program to allow for government implementation for sustainability
  • Provide advisory support to the Senior Program Manager in the development of drug requisitions from WHO and planning the distribution process
  • Analyze data generated from the MLIS team and provide input to factors observed in the data that affect decision making in regards to program implementation
  • Contribute to the development of program protocols as guided by the Senior Program Manager.

    2. Strategic Management Tasks:

  • Participate in program governance meetings as assigned for effective engagement with government officials to ensure the program is informed by sound decisions
  • Contribute to the development the program’s sustainability strategy for increasing ownership of program implementation by government officials
  • Contribute to and support innovations around implementation of new and upcoming deworming programs in other locations
  • Provide input on discussions surrounding school health and deworming at national and international forums

    3. Relationship Management:

  • Arrange field visits and meetings to support increased clarity of program objectives, challenges and successes among government officials, staff members and other partners
  • Serve as an advocate for DtW Kenya by maintaining positive communication with key stakeholders, specifically government officials, regarding program implementation timelines and updates
  • Ensure the program’s implementation continues timely and successfully to maintain a sound working relationship with implementers in the field at the counties and sub-counties

    4. Reporting:

  • Develop donor reports from the program implementation perspective, and ensure timely delivery of the same for review at different levels within Evidence Action
  • Provide regular program updates that inform strategic engagements with external government officials and internal program governance committees on the progress, challenges and opportunities faced by the program.
  • Support the review of program financial reports to provide timely and high-quality input to reports submitted to donors.

    5. Budget Management:

  • Ensure the program implementation budget is used efficiently for quality program delivery
  • Contribute to budget development process for the program by giving specific detail to the design of implementation budgets.
  • Provide guidance to the implementation senior associates on costing for program activities to ensure both compliance to GoK guidelines, program budgets and program cost effectiveness.

    6. Personnel Management:

  • Display strong people management skills for DtWK’s senior associates team and actively work on staff retention, motivation and professional development, including timely goal-settings and performance evaluation.
  • Manage team members by providing the necessary work plans and support for specific program tasks, observation of program standards and protocols, adherence to reporting timelines and mentorship and guidance on career growth.
  • Nurture a team that reflects a healthy work environment for self and team members
  • Champion Evidence Action’s values in action.

    Professional qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in Sociology, Health Management, Public Health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University; Business degree an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience; 4 years in coordinating public health projects within Africa and specifically the East African region
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures
  • Excellent at developing project reports
  • Experience working with the government at the county and sub-county levels in planning and implementing programs
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health’s community based and public health interventions is required
  • Experience and skills in developing program work plans and budgets, donor and government reports
  • Strong budgeting skills required
  • Ability to take initiative, work creatively, effectively and innovatively to make decisions with limited direct supervision
  • Strong and dynamic people management skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment and be flexible
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Great sense of humor
  • Strong organizational skills including good time management and multitasking skills

    How to Apply

    Look at; Manager – Program Implementation to apply online by 30th July 2015.


    Evidence Action (TUMIKIA Study) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Evidence Action

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia.

    We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    About Deworm the World Initiative:

    The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

    We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.

    We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children.

    Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

    About the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP):

    The National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) is a government programme implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of removing parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya.

    The Programme aims to treat at least 5 million children aged 2-14 years in over 10,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years.

    The programme is in its third year covering all areas where there is evidence of worm burden that is high enough to warrant mass drug administration according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria.

    In its first and second years the programme dewormed 5.9 and 6.4 million children, respectively.

    About the TUMIKIA Study:

    Building on the success of the NSBDP, the Government of Kenya (GoK) is keen to reach other members of the community also infected with worms.

    GoK wants to learn whether combining school- and community-based deworming is a more effective method of controlling and ultimately eliminating intestinal worms in Kenya compared to school-based deworming alone.

    This hypothesis is being investigated through the TUMIKIA (TUangamize MInyoo Kenya Imarisha Afya) project, a trial conducted by The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alongside Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action.

    This is a two-year study leveraging the NSBDP and implemented in coastal and western Kenya.

    1. Position Title: Senior Associate, TUMIKIA Study

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA study

    Duty Station: Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

    Reports To: Project Manager

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as Senior Associate for the TUMIKIA study.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for programme coordination and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Senior Associate will manage TUMIKIA study activities at national and field level.

    The position holder will ensure that the study is implemented effectively, manage Evidence Action study staff and serve as the organization’s focal point for partner relations with the study team which comprises of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Ministry of Health officials in Kwale county.

    This role will work closely with the Deworm the World (DtW) Kenya team that implements the national school based deworming programmes.

    The Senior Associate will be responsible for managing the study work plan, funds, and a team of three Associate Officers.

    Description of Duties:

    Budget and fiscal management

  • Manage the TUMIKIA grant at Evidence Action including oversight on efficient and cost effective budget execution
  • Develop budgets for all activities that Evidence Action contributes to the project
  • Effectively communicate budget related issues to both LSHTM and government partners in the county as may be necessary
  • Coordinate funds disbursement as provided for in the budget and the implementation strategy
  • Liaise with the DtW Kenya team on cost sharing of expenses e.g. supply chain costs

    Personnel management

  • Manage the Evidence Action team of Associates working on the TUMIKIA project in Nairobi and Kwale
  • Coordinate other non-project activities that the TUMIKIA staff engage in as part of Evidence Action or the study team
  • Ensure Evidence Action management team is informed in good time on any staffing issues arising from the work of the TUMIKIA study team

    Programme implementation

  • Act as the communication link person with partners during TUMIKIA implementation
  • Plan and coordinate execution of meetings relating to implementation of the TUMIKIA project
  • Ensure that TUMIKIA is implemented in line with Evidence Action’s policies and guidelines
  • Ensure all players (government, schools within the study have the right communication regarding the study and its relationship to the standard national school-based deworming programme (NSBDP)
  • Coordinate training activities for community based deworming
  • Ensure materials and supplies for the study are distributed to the community arms according to plan
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on programme plans in order to align TUMIKIA implementation to these timelines
  • Liaise with LSHTM on study designs for both study areas and communicate the same to team members
  • Attend relevant NSBDP meetings that provide an opportunity for TUMIKIA’s visibility and positioning
  • Liaise with the NSBDP in the management of any policy related issues that can adversely affect the project
  • Contribute to other relevant studies related to TUMIKIA that are ongoing in Kwale and which add value to Evidence Action’s Knowledge base on community treatment
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two projects get the requisite support from the county government

    Supply chain management

  • Ensure training, monitoring forms and community mobilization materials are designed in time
  • Work with the DtW Kenya team on the development of TUMIKIA study printing list, delivery to the printer and monitoring of packaging of materials
  • Liaise with the NSBDP and LSHTM on drugs requisition, distribution and documentation for community treatment
  • Manage distribution of materials, drugs and community mobilization materials
  • Coordinate all supply chain linkages between school-based deworming (SBD) and community-based deworming (CBD) during the cascade Programme logistics
  • Organize meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD
  • Support to data management and reporting
  • Work with LSHTM on the reverse cascade (data flow) within the county
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on how data from TUMIKIA sites would be used for programme reporting and avail the necessary data from the field
  • Keep track of key performance indicators of the study implementation Donor report writing

    Qualifications:

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or
  • any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Masters in relevant field is desirable

    Relevant Experience and Key Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in coordinating public health projects and working with communities
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Experience working with the government at the county and sub-county levels in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health’s community based public health interventions
  • Experience in developing programme work plans and budgets, donor and government reports and documentation of lessons learnt
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in managing teams

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills including good time management skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Senior Associate, TUMIKIA Study to apply online

    2. Position Title: Associate, Community Liaison

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Kwale County, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for field engagements for the TUMIKIA study in Kwale County.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for field operations and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Associate will support in implementation of TUMIKIA study activities in Kwale County.

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

  • Field operations: Planning and implementation
  • Develop community health extension worker (CHEW) and community health volunteer (CHV) lists by cluster in consultation with LSHTM
  • Participate in the development of training tools for community deworming
  • Mobilize CHEWs and CHVs to trainings
  • Mobilize CHVs to administer drugs in the community
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the supervisor
  • Ensure CHEWs and CHVs have received the required materials and drugs in time for treatment
  • Ensure the county government of Kwale and LSHTM are adequately informed and represented at trainings and supervision activities.
  • Ensure the target CHEWs, CHVs and schools receive timely communication on project delivery through available channels of communication including Echo Mobile (mass SMS software)
  • Work with the LSHTM team to monitor treatment outcomes including availability of treatment data for other needs within Evidence Action
  • Coordinate field officers provided by LSHTM to support delivery of community treatment at different timelines of the cascade
  • Advise the project manager on any conflicts or challenges arising from communities or among CHVs that can compromise treatment outcomes
  • Ensure community mobilization activities are optimally implemented ahead of community deworming days
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor Reporting
  • Write progress reports on community deworming as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations

    Qualifications:

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Community Liaison to apply online

    3. Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Kwale County, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing field activities of the TUMIKIA study.

    This position is based in Kwale County.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for programme planning and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Associate will support in coordination of TUMIKIA study activities at field level (Kwale County).

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

    Planning and implementation

  • Coordinate the linkage between treatment schools and treatment communities
  • Manage government linkages with regard to the study at the county
  • Work closely with the LSHTM team in Kwale to understand their schedule of activities and its impact on Evidence Action’s delivery of its mandate to the study
  • Participate in the planning and execution of programme trainings and meetings at the county.
  • Work with LSHTM on review of training tools
  • Work with the Senior Associate on planning for community treatments in the study sites
  • Document lessons learnt from delivery of treatment and other study activities and any support required thereof
  • Ensure the project is implemented within agreed upon timelines
  • Ensure the government is adequately updated on the progress of community treatment plans and trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Monitor delivery of treatment during the standard SBD and community treatment, paying attention to implications of School Based Deworming (SBD) on community uptake of treatment
  • Communicate partner linkages between NSBDP, DtW Kenya, study team (LSHTM and KEMRI) and Kwale County partners
  • Attend TUMIKIA meetings organized by Evidence Action and its partners
  • Track delivery of medicines at sub-county, health facility and community unit level for community based treatment
  • Track deworming tablets accountability forms for the study
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two strategies get the requisite support from the county government
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Reporting

  • Contribute to donor reports that document project progress and outcomes as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations

    Qualifications:

    Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Study Implementation to apply online

    4. Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation Supply Chain and Budgets

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for supply chain and budgeting for the TUMIKIA study.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for supply chain, budgeting and tracking financial accountability, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

  • Budgeting, disbursements and accountability

  • Work with the Senior Associate in the development of the funds disbursement protocol for community treatment.
  • Develop budgets and manage funds disbursements to community health volunteers (CHVs) and community health extension workers (CHEWs) during trainings and supervision
  • Liaise with Evidence Action finance team on modalities for funds disbursement and accountability
  • Ensure funds are fully accounted for by all officials from both government and other partners

    Supply chain

  • Develop supply chain protocol and oversee county distribution of materials to community arms of the study
  • Work with Evidence Action procurement team and the DtW Kenya logistician on vendor management for delivery of supplies for community treatment
  • Ensure proper logistical arrangements are in place for the team during implementation of the cascade
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Work with the DtW Kenya Associate for Supply Chain to manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD from the national level to the counties
  • Provide updates to the team based in Kwale on any points of linkage with the NSBDP that need the study teams attention e.g. drugs allocation and distribution, materials printing and distribution and coordination of joint meetings

    Programme support

  • Monitor the policy landscape in the country at the national level and how it affects TUMIKIA’s activities in Kwale.
  • Communicate the same to the supervisor and other team members for action
  • Support the Senior Associate on TUMIKIA tasks that are executed from Nairobi office and communicate the same to the field team
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Support organization of meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM

    Qualifications:

    Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in developing and monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Study Implementation Supply Chain and Budgets to apply online


    IFDC Coordinator Capacity Strengthening (East Africa) and CoP/Team Leader & Deputy CoP Jobs in Kenya

    1. Vacancy: Coordinator Capacity Strengthening (East Africa)

    Background:

    The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a non-profit public international organization addressing critical issues such as food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self sufficiency.

    IFDC works collaboratively with various institutions including governments, the public sector, national agricultural research and extension systems, universities, International Research Systems and other stakeholders to implement research and training programs to enhance agricultural performance.

    To support its projects IFDC needs to fill the following position of Coordinator Capacity strengthening tenable in Nairobi.

    Position Summary: The East Africa Capacity Strengthening Coordinator will lead the Capacity Strengthening activities in the East African target countries of the 2SCALE project.

    Specific duties

  • Implement the 2SCALE project’s work plan, with regard to ICRA’s responsibilities and duties in East Africa.
  • Develop a tailor-made Training-of-Trainers program, design and manage an in-depth capacity strengthening program.
  • Establish a community-of-practice for agribusiness trainers, coaches and BSS involved in facilitation of interactive learning and collective action in support of inclusive agribusiness.
  • Develop training manuals, modules and other materials, in close collaboration with ICRA staff and counterpart in West Africa.
  • Write and submit timely quality progress and other technical progress reports or notes.
  • Develop activity budgets whenever needed and in compliance with 2SCALE’s policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Monitor expenditures vs. budgets available for activities and operations.
  • Supervision and performance evaluation

    The Capacity Strengthening Coordinator will be supervised by and report to the ICRA East Africa project supervisor of ICRA.

    He/She will collaborate closely with the Regional Agribusiness Coordinator (based in Nairobi, Kenya), with the Cluster Advisors (CA) in the target countries, as well as with cross-cutting regional staff.

    In consultation with IFDC’s Regional Agribusiness Coordinator, ICRA will evaluate performance of the Capacity Strengthening Coordinator on a yearly basis.

    Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in agricultural economics, communications, extension or rural development.
  • At least 10 years working experience with agriculture in East Africa. Proven experience in organizing and conducting a variety of training programs – e.g., technical, business, marketing, management, organizational and Knowledge of and experience in training and train the trainer concepts and methodologies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels (private enterprises, farmers’ organizations, supporting public & private institutions) involved in the project and to stimulate a genuinely participatory and inter-active learning process &ability to speak and write effectively in English; some basic knowledge of French will be considered as an asset
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and frequently travel within East Africa.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of relevant software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and communication software).

    2. CoP/Team Leader and Deputy CoP

    (2 positions)

    We urgently need to recruit both for the positions of Chief of Party (CoP)/Team Leader and his/her Deputy, for a Dutch Government supported Project in Burundi entitled “Project d’Appui a la Productivite Agricole du Burundi (PAPAB)”.

    PAPAB is a 4-year bottom up, integrated and participatory stakeholder approach project in close collaboration with the Burundian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MINAGRIE).

    The project is focused on bringing change towards increased sustainable food production through two pillars:

    (i) improving the ongoing fertilizer subsidy Program by computerization of the registration and payment system, financial inclusion and involving farmers organizations and private sector at the bottom level for more effiecient supply of input and improved access to markets for small holder farmers, and

    ii) optimizing organic and inorganic fertilizer use by farmers through technical package and innovations and networking with orther organizations.

    The CoP/Team Leader will be the over-all in-charge of Project management including sub-contracting, financial and human resource management.

    S/he must be a visionary, strategic thinker able to demostrate leadership qualities, sensitive to cultural diversity and an excellent communicator with extensive experience especially in the East African region managing complex teams implementing donor funded projects of over Euros 10m.

    The Deputy CoP will have overall responsibility for the project’s component 2 with focus on improving soil fertlity management.

    S/he will assist and report to the CoP.

    Qualifications

    Advanced degree in agricultural development related subject with over 10 years international experience Fluency in French, Kirundi and Engilish pre-requisite, with preference for Burundi Nationals.

    Qualified candidates are advised to visit employment portal on website: IFDC Website and apply online by 26th July 2015.


    International Potato Center (CIP) Research Assistant (Food Analysis) and Project Accountant Jobs in Kenya

    International Potato Center

    The Center:

    CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a global mandate to conduct research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweetpotato, and other Andean roots and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop management and sustainable management of natural resources.

    1. Research Assistant (Food Analysis)

    Ref.: 2015/003/NRS/SSA

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Research Assistant to provide technical support in the areas of analytical chemistry and food microbiology in sweetpotato roots and leaves and their processed products.

    The candidate should have experience in food safety, food microbiology and analytical chemistry.

    The candidate must also have an eye for detail, an ability to work on their own initiative, excellent organizational and communication skills and a positive attitude.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on potatoes, sweetpotatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, and sustainable management of natural resources.

    The Position: The Research Assistant will be based in Nairobi, Kenya at the CIP Regional office.

    The position will be part of CIP’s new food science team operating in the Biosciences eastern and southern Africa (BecA) ILRI Hub and will report to the CIP Food Scientist.

    The successful candidate will have: A Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology or Biological Sciences with at least 1 year work experience in analytical chemistry or food microbiology.

    Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in collection of samples, undertaking swabs, media preparation, sample preparation, plating, plate reading and waste disposal.
  • To carry out microbiological testing of production samples and raw materials in accordance with site testing regimes / sampling plans in a timely manner
  • Pathogen analysis using primarily traditional and other various pathogen detection methods.
  • Accurately documenting, recording and reviewing data using computer software systems.
  • To carry out environmental microbiological testing and validations
  • To assist with follow up and close out of all adverse / out of specification results
  • To assist our partners in the reporting and trending of testing results to the technical team, production and customers as required.
  • To participate in providing support in the site procedure audits
  • Work with the Food Scientists and Research Associate to ensure implementation, maintenance and improvements in the laboratory quality system procedures, testing methods and records
  • Assist with basic analytical chemistry analysis such as operation of HPLC, UV-VIS, NIRS, GCMS, LCMS;
  • Maintenance and daily verification of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Ensure observation of good laboratory practice including drafting risk assessments and surveillance of laboratory users’ activity;

    Conditions: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at CIP’s Nairobi Office.

    The position is on a 2 years fixed term contract and may be renewed subject to availability of funding.

    2. Vacancy: Project Accountant

    Ref.: 2015/004/NRS/SSA

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Project Accountant to support a USAID funded project in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).

    The Position:

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and CIP is seeking an experienced Accountant who will manage all financial processes associated with the USAID funded Projects in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), according to established standards, policies and procedures of CIP and the donor.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and review monthly field financial reports for consistency, completeness and accuracy of documentation and proper posting to the correct project budget item; this requires briefing assigned home office project staff to go over results of the review, especially in the context of programmatic activities;
  • Staying current with donor regulations and the award requirements identified in the CIP compliance matrix.
  • Ensure that expenditures meet donor compliance plans and regulations;
  • Ensure Partner or sub-grantee compliance with donor requirements;
  • Provide advice on ways to improve the field accounting function for multiple projects and multiple donors;
  • When applicable, review cost share documentation received from the field for compliance, completeness and accuracy; enter information into reporting documents;
  • When requested, and in conjunction with Program Managers or other staff, provide forms and worksheets to field finance staff as needed to track or document in-kind cost share, travel advances, allocation of costs among programs, payroll reports, etc.
  • Assist staff in developing custom forms or worksheets as needed;
  • Assist Program Managers and other project staff in monitoring project spending levels against budget;
  • Set up a close out plan for the project;
  • Please visit our job opportunities website for a more details position description.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in the accounting/finance/administrative area;
  • Knowledge of the international development funding arena desirable;
  • Aptitude for understanding complex regulations and monitoring financial transactions and documentation for compliance;
  • Familiarity with USAID projects, FAR and ADS rules and regulations and OMB Circulars;
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced Excel skills and experience with automated accounting systems;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff where English is not the primary working language of the project.

    Conditions:

    This is a Nationally Recruited Position limited to Kenyan nationals and permanent residents.

    The employment contract will be for a two year term with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

    The successful candidate will receive a compensation package comparable with similar organizations.

    Applications:

    Applicants should apply through CIP’s website ( Job Opportunities ), including a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience, on 5th July 2015.

    Screening will begin on 30th June 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing web site at; International Potato Center (CIP)

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply


    Cytonn Real Estate Internship (Young Leaders Programme) Jobs in Kenya

    Job Description: Cytonn Young Leaders Programme – Real Estate Internship

    The Cytonn Young Leaders Program is designed to train future business leaders.

    We look for smart, energetic and driven graduates with a great attitude who want to take on challenging assignments and make an impact, in a team context.

    Our clients and investors deserve the best talent we can get.

    Hence the program is highly competitive. It typically starts with about 250 applicants, of which 50 applicants are invited to sit for a written aptitude test.

    The top 25 from the aptitude test are invited to an oral interview, which culminates to about 8 internship opportunities.

    The internship is a 3-month intense training on technical, soft and leadership skills.

    At the end of the 3 months, we make fulltime offers to about 2 to 3 top candidates. Program participants receive a modest monthly stipend.

    We have programs focused on investments, finance and accounting, information technology and real estate career paths.

    Cytonn Real Estate, in partnership with a consortium of international real estate investors and high net-worth investors, is seeking highly motivated, self-directed interns to be part of a team that is deploying investor funds to develop lifestyle real estate.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day assistance to the members of the team and proactively seek ways to streamline daily processes and procedures;
  • Data collection and analysis on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits in the real estate industry;
  • Real estate financial modeling and data analysis;
  • Assist with conducting research using comparable properties sold in an area and investigate potential issues that affect value such as the title of the property by ensuring an up to date database of all property comparables as provided by the real estate team;
  • Consult & coordinate with agents in gathering property photos, staging, repairs, cleaning, signage, access requirements & marketing activities including property listings, assisting prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts;
  • Promote sales of properties through advertisements and participation in listing services, either directly or via agents;
  • Coordinate the preparation and assembly of documents for presentations and meetings;
  • Communicate between multiple departments and coordinate internal and external meetings;
  • Track and report on various initiatives at direction of the real estate team;
  • Other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring efficiency and effective functioning of the real estate team.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, expected First Class or Upper Second
  • Minimum of a B+ in KCSE
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ready to take on challenges
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Innovative and solution oriented individuals
  • Strong analytic skills, including ability to independently carry out research
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize work, work independently, problem solve, and be persistent
  • Creativity, entrepreneurial, and a self-driven attitude towards work, with a sense of humor is desired
  • Strong problem solving skills, with a bias to a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work in a team in a fast paced environment

    If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this internship, please visit the Careers page on; Cytonn Young Leaders Program and apply by end of day on the 29th of May, 2015. The program shall begin on the 8th of June, 2015.

    No other form of submission shall be accepted.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Afya Elimu Fund Call for Students Loan Applications

    Second and Subsequent Loan Application

    2015-2016 Academic Year

    The Afya Elimu Fund is a partnership between the USAID|FUNZOKenya project, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), the Ministry of Health, and the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) representing the private sector.

    The Fund aims at offering affordable loans to bright and needy students pursuing health training at pre-service (Mid-level) with a special focus on cadres where there are critical shortages.

    The Fund invites continuing students who received loans for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic years and who wish to receive further support to enable them complete their studies, to apply for the 2015/2016 loans.

    NOTE: All students MUST apply showing evidence that they are bonafide students in their respective institutions in order to be considered.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should access and fill the 2015/2016 Afya Elimu Fund Loan Application

    Form from the HELB website www.helb.co.ke

    Print two copies of the application form

    Ensure the form is properly filled.

    Have it signed and stamped by the relevant officials and authorities

    Submit the duly completed application form to the Higher Education Loans Board Offices located at Anniversary Towers Building, 18th Floor, University Way, Nairobi

    Additional information:

    1. The Board will use the email and telephone contacts provided on the Loan Application Form for communication on the progress of the application.

    2. The Number and amount of loans awarded is subject to availability of funds

    3. The deadline for the loan application is 31st July 2015

    For further information and enquiries, please contact:

    The Board Secretary/CEO

    Higher Education Loans Board

    P.O Box 69489-00400,

    Nairobi

    Telephone: (020)2278000 *0711 052000

    Website: www.helb.co.ke

    E-mail:funzokenya@helb.co.ke


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    Save the Children

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

  • Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

    1. Position Name: Finance Coordinator

    Position Code: SCI/FIN OFF/DAD-01

    Location: Daadab

    Team / Programme: Finance

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    The Finance Officer will support the Area Office in delivering the Finance teams’ objectives in a timely and accurate manner.

    Supervise the Finance Assistant and ensure that processing and reporting deadlines are fully met; financial controls and procedures are strictly adhered to by all field office staff.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Area Programme Manager, with a technical reporting line to the Roving Finance Coordinator, based in Nairobi

    Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Finance Assistant

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems and cash management across the field office in line with SCI Finance Manual, Awards management and good accounting practices.
  • Ensure sufficient cash in the field office by producing monthly cash forecasts for the Office, sending to Nairobi office and following-up to make sure cash is received in time.
  • Process GLACOS spreadsheets after verifying their accuracy ensuring that data is submitted to Nairobi office by the set deadline for processing in Agresso, preparing Field Office Monthly review report for Review by Area Programme Manager
  • Support the Area Manager and the Roving Finance Coordinator in the preparation and on-going management of the field office Master Budget with potential gaps actively highlighted and included in new proposals.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, pro forma invoices), proper coding and approval by responsible managers before payments are made while ensuring SCI creditors are paid promptly.
  • Support budget holders in developing proposal budgets, as well as phasing of budgets for posting into Agresso and provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points.
  • Liaise with the Area Manager to schedule and take lead in planning and convening the monthly finance and grants meetings in the field office ensuring relevant teams are included and action points followed up.
  • Induct new staff into financial policies and procedures applicable in the field offices while ensuring that changes in policies are communicated to staff at all levels.
  • In collaboration with the Field HR office, provide monthly information to Nairobi Financial Accounting Officer for payroll preparation and on staff departing from SCI.
  • Work closely with the Awards team in ensuring donor compliance amongst the implementing partners at the field level and that audit recommendations related to
  • Field Finance and Awards are followed up & implemented in good time and field staff fully understand and comply with the standard financial procedures

  • Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

    Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:

  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

    Working Effectively with others:

  • Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives.
  • Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.

  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in an area Finance or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II section finalist or ACCA II)
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, cash / bank reconciliation in an INGO
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    2. Facilitation for Drafting of Behavior Management Manual for Basic Education Institutions

    Location: Daadab / Nairobi

    Duration: 30 days

    Purpose of the Consultancy:

    Save the Children through a collaborative initiative with the Directorate of Basic Education (DoBE) in the Ministry of Education (MoE), and their stakeholders have started off a process to enhance positive nurturing teacher-pupil engagements in schools through drafting of a Behaviour Management Manual for Basic Education Institutions in Kenya.

    During the Kenya Children Assembly third national session held April 2014 in Nairobi, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology was presented with several requests by the children, one of them being to end corporal punishment and canning in schools.

    In response to the issues raised by the children, the Ministry through the Directorate of Basic Education has initiated a process to eliminate all forms of violence against children in basic institutions.

    This effort will contribute to improved access, retention, transition and completion rates in basic education.

    The MoE banned corporal punishment in March 2001 through the Ministerial circular no 36 after complaints about the violent and inhumane nature of the form of correction methods used by teachers.

    The Legal Notice number 56/2001 by the government also abolished corporal punishment in all learning institutions

    The MoE however did not provide teachers with adequate positive and non-violent ways of handling indiscipline in schools.

    This has frustrated the efforts to implement the two policy directives in learning institutions.

    The recently launched report on Violence against Children of 2010 indicates that teachers were responsible for 99% of physical violence meted by authority figures against the boy child and 96% against the girl child.

    The report further states that nationally violence against children in Kenya is extremely high.

    Corporal punishment and other forms of humiliating punishment compromise both physical and psychological safety of our children.

    It is against this background that the Technical Working Group under the leadership of DoBE wishes to enlist the services of a facilitator/consultant to help in developing a Behavior Management Manual that will inform teacher-pupil relations in schools towards instilling positive discipline as an approach to behaviour management.

    In order to ensure schools become safe havens for children to learn and develop their potential, the DoBE is committed to further include a module on positive discipline as a subject in the Teacher Training Curriculum.

    This will result into trained teachers being prepared with skills to nurture boys and girls in our schools through positive methods of instilling discipline.

    To a large extent, the expected result is a reduction in instances of physical and humiliating punishment in schools in Kenya, towards achieving a total ban on corporal punishment in schools.

    Scope of the work

    Responsibilities of the consultant

    The consultant will work with a team of experts to:

  • Identify the key issues around teacher pupil relations that need to be addressed in the Behavior Management Manual (BMM)
  • Guide the team to draft the Behavior Management manual
  • Guide the team in developing a module for inclusion in the Teacher Training Curriculum
  • Compile and edit the manual and the module
  • Oversee peer review of the two documents
  • Present the final drafts to MoEST senior management for validation and approval

    Consultancy Deliverables

  • Consolidate the DoBE desk review output on available materials on positive discipline and capture key aspects that could be adapted
  • Facilitate 2 five day drafting and editing workshops composed of 15 experts drawn from various government departments and organizations involved in child protection and education fields.
  • Compile expert workshops’ outputs into a draft manual and a draft training module on behaviour management in schools
  • Presentation to stakeholders for review and validation
  • Final draft for adoption and launch by the Directorate of Basic Education.

    Qualifications of the consultant

  • At least a Master’s Degree in social sciences or any other relevant field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in curriculum development.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience as a consultant with documented experience in writing
  • Extensive knowledge of behavior management among learners
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills
  • Have strong analytical skills
  • Must be committed to keeping to agreed timelines.

    What the consultant should submit

  • A proposal demonstrating understanding of the scope of work, proposed work plan indicating timelines against deliverables.
  • A quotation indicating the cost of assignment
  • Profile/CV indicating profiles of previous consultancies and references
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN) or registration and compliance certificates in case of companies
  • Profiles of institutions/clients they have offered a similar service to Suggested time limes

    This scope of work is expected to take place from June to August 2015, with the consultancy days spread within the period in line with the TWG activity time lines.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to indicating the Position Code on the subject line kenyadadaabjobs@savethechildren.org by 28th June 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Fellowships 2015 / 2016

    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

    1. Announcement for PHD Fellowships 2015/2016

    The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa.

    The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists.

    AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.

    AERC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, through the National Treasury, seeks to build a pool of qualified Economists and Policy Analysts in the following areas of specialization in Economics, through a Scholarship Programme for PhD students:

  • Financial Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Infrastructural Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • International Trade

    To qualify for scholarship, candidates must have applied and been admitted to any one of the following Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities across the region with whom AERC has partnerships:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Dar es Salaam
  • University of Benin, Nigeria
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire

    Requirements:

    To qualify, applicant must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have applied and been admitted to any one of the CPP universities;
  • Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;
  • Have a Masters Degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods;
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply;
  • Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage.

    The deadline for applying for the scholarship is 30th July, 2015.

    2. Announcement for Masters Fellowships 2015/2016

    AERC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, through the National Treasury, seeks to build a pool of qualified Economists and Policy Analysts through a scholarship programme for candidates admitted to any one of the following AERC Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in Economics universities across sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • University of Botswana
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Ghana, Legon
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Mauritius
  • University of Namibia
  • University of Malawi
  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Makerere University

    Requirements:

    To qualify for scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CMAP universities;
  • Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in
  • Economics or related field from an accredited university;
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective Universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website).

    Upon receipt of an admission letter from specific university, the applicants shall submit their application for scholarship to AERC on training@aercafrica.org and attach a copy of the admission letter.

    In addition, applicants shall attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts.

    The deadline for applying for the scholarship is 30th July, 2015.

    For more information on AERC, you can visit website on African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Fellowships 2015 / 2016


    ICT Company Sales Interns Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancy: Sales Interns (6 - 12 months) to join our company Tradestar Ltd.

    Who we are: Traderstar Ltd is an ICT company offering hardware and software solutions. We are based in Thika with over 20 employees.

    Our customers are both end-users and dealers/brokers. Our end-users are mostly in schools and universities and professionals who use our systems for Animation, Video broadcasting, Cad-Cam, Desktop publishing and normal business usage.

    Products we offer: Our products consist of high end refurbished ICT products like servers, workstations, desktop, laptops from HP, IBM and Dell

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Joining as a Sales intern you will be responsible for growing our customer base in Kenya.

  • Account management for new and existing customers
  • Make contact with various schools, universities and institutions and showcase our products onsite and in our showroom.
  • Making sales follow-ups, quotations, invoicing
  • Following up deliveries to check if everything is working well
  • Delivering content for our websites and brochures in order to advertise our products
  • Making e-mailings to send to customers
  • Cold calling for setting up new business and to expand our customer base
  • Being able to meet or exceed sales and performance targets
  • Training new sales staff
  • Maintains sales staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Ongoing BA/BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting Management, and sales.
  • Proficient in ICT
  • Excellent in Swahili and English language, both oral and written
  • Self-confident and a good communicator
  • Both able to work in a team and have strong leadership talents

    Email: info@tradestar.co.ke

    Send application in PDF format


    Ramco Group Jobs

    Ramco Group Jobs are always looking to employ the best people for every position within the Group.

    1. Financial Controller (8 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Monitoring day to day activities of the accounts,collection and finance team
  • Liason with banks and insurance companies
  • Ensuring timely presentation of daily,weekly and monthly reports
  • Responsible for preparing monthly accounts
  • Overall in charge of the finance function

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: CPA( K) or ACCA, Expert in Excel

    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position

    2. Cashier (2 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Receive cash and issue receipts for the same.
  • Bank all cash received and ensure all banking slips are forwarded to accounts department for reconcilliation
  • Maintain a daily cash book

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Accounting knowlegde

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years experience in a similar position

    3. General Manager - Distribution (2 Positions)

    Job Desciption:

  • Maintain and implement cost effective and performance oriented procedures that offer staff and customers a competitive and reliable services that ensure high employee productivity
  • Coordinate timely and complete communication between management and internal and external customers
  • Ensure that all orders are serviced competently and timely to customer satisfaction

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in a business related field

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in similar position

    4. Assistant Group Resource Officer (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Ensure implementation of an innovative and progressive hr policies and procedures that ensure consistency in work performance,decision making and reporting
  • Advise and guide the management on all hr function decisions while ensuring legal compliance,business profitability and ethics
  • Offer support in handling of all employee disciplinary and industrial relations issues while maintaining good industrial relations
  • Co-ordinate all recruitment matters,succession and career planning,promotion and staff training and development
  • Cordinating health and safety at workplace with aim of reducing occupational accidents and ensuring all necessary legal complaince and timely audits

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in a business /social studies with a higher diploma in Human Resource

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in similar position

    5. Human Resource Manager (2 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Formulation,review and implementation of an innovative and progressive hr policies and procedures that ensure consistency in work performance,decision making and reporting
  • Advise and guide the manageemnt on all hr function decisions while ensuring legal compliance,business profitability and ethics
  • Timely handling of all employee disciplinary and industrial relations issues while maintaining good industrial relations
  • Effectievly handling all recruitment matters,succession and career planning,promotion and staff training and development
  • Cordinating health and safety at workplace with aim of reducing occupational accidents and ensuring all necessary legal complaince and tiemly audits
  • Providing timely and accurate staff payroll details while ensuring they are paid correctly,legally and a timely manner
  • Create a conducive working environment that will result in culture change that is performance oriented

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in a business /social and Higher Diploma in Human Resource

    Minimum Years of Experience: 4 years in a similar position

    6. Human Resource Officer (2 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Review and recommend hr policy initiatives that ensure the Company maintains best hr practises
  • Facilitate identification of suitable staff training programmes
  • Ensure timely and efficient recruitment procedure is followed by the company for all vacancies
  • Implement performance management systems
  • Ensure legal complaince in all hr functions

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Higher Diploma in Human Resource

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar a position

    7. Personal Assistant (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Accountable for the smooth operation of the office work,support work and related systems by organising and coordinating workflow
  • Handling of correspondence and maintaining the resource library
  • Maintaining the diary and communication of the Managing Director
  • Time managemnt and scheduling on behalf of Managing Director to include effective prioritization and resolving related conflicts and competing demands
  • Independently respond to diverse inquiries and make decisions when multiple courses of actions are possible
  • Coordinates and monitors multiple and diverse work processes and activities to ensure the Managing Director and other management decisions are properly carried out for timely delivery of decisions

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Full secretarial course and microsoft office

    Minimum years if Experience: 3 years expereicne in a similar position

    8. Property Manager (1 Position)

    Job Description: Responsible for overseeing and maintainance of allocated properties

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: KCSE

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar position

    9. Executives Driver (4 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Driving company executives to and from destinations in a comfortable,safe and efficient manner while ensuring the vehicle is maintained in a good working condition.

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: KCSE ,Clean driving license and Certificate of good conduct

    Minimum Years of Expereince: 4 years in similar position

    10. Manangement Trainees (4 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Seeking for experience in sales,marketing and administration

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree

    Minimum Years of Experience: None

    11. Projects Manager - Hardware & Building Materials (1 Position)

    Job Description: Able to convert enquiries into business and should have good contacts with construction and architects.

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Diploma

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in similar position

    12. Sales Executive - Hardware and Building Materials (3 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Engaging in all aspects of hardware sales in the company

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in sales and marketing , HND in sales and marketing

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in a similar position

    13. Store Manager - Retail (5 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Handling all incoming and outgoing stocks in the godown. Maintain an accurate database of all stores in the godown.

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Higher diploma in store management

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in a similar position

    14. General Manager - Print anf Packaging (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • To manage the day to day operations of the Company
  • Guide a team of 40 staff
  • Drive sales
  • Product innovation
  • Provide world class customer service

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree

    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in similar position

    15. Sales and Marketing Manager - Print and Packaging (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Manage all activities of the sales and marketing department while ensuring that the sales/revenue targets are met
  • Preparation of annual business and periodic budgets
  • Drawing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Establish strong relationship with customers and manage all activities of the sales team
  • Oversee market research,competitive and customer surveys
  • Manage the sales and marketing team to achieve defined and agreed sales and profit targets
  • Implement and monitor trade marketing activities

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Holds a degree or diploma in Sales or Marketing.

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years relevant experience in a similar position

    16. Export Manager - Print and Packaging (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Thorough understanding of the East African print industry market so as to provide print solutions
  • Ensuring receipt of the correct quotations and making follow ups with clients
  • Updating clients on regular basis on available existing and new Company products
  • Independently making pitches and presentations to existing and potential clients with an objective of increasing company sales

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Holds a degree or diploma in Sales or Marketing

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in print industry in a similar position

    17. Contracts Manager - Print and Packaging (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Generating revenue for the Company from existing and new corporate clients by increasing sales and meeting the set targets both in value and volume within the agreed costs and timelines
  • Manage and seek corporate accounts for the contractual supply of print and stationery items

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Holds a degree or diploma in Sales or Marketing.

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in Key account management

    18. Z-Card Manager - Print and Packaging (1 Position)

    Job Description:

  • Generate new business opportunities in East Africa to promote Z-CARD
  • Working with advertising agencies and corporates to generate unique marketing ideas

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Diploma in Sales or Marketing.

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years experience in sales or marketing

    19. Sales and Marketing Executives - Print and Packing (11 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Identify and generate new business for the Company
  • Achieve set sales target- Obtain orders, combat sales leads, submit call reports, sales plan forecasts.
  • Pricing & Debt Collection: -Sell at authorized prices, meet all requirements for closing a sale, collect debts as per the set guidelines.
  • Competitor Analysis-Advise management frequently on the market conditions and communicate competition information, Prepare market intelligence reports.
  • Customer Service-Ensure clients ate services to the satisfaction, attend to clients complaints, reduce reworks and reprints, support after sales occurrences.
  • Administrative- Maintain customer profiles and knowledge, deal with sales closing paper work, attend sales meetings, comply with all company rules, procedures and policies.

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Diploma in sales and marketing

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years proven record of achieving and exceeding targets

    20. Client Service Manager - Print and Packaging (2 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Lead and nuture the client service team to provide high level of client servicing to customers expectations
  • To build strong client relationships
  • Drawing and implementing Client service strategies
  • Establish strong relationship with customers and manage all activities of the client service team
  • Oversee customer surveys
  • Manage the customer service team to achieve defined and agreed sales and profit targets

    Minimum Professional & Professional Requirements: Holds a degree in Customer service /Sales or Marketing/Business related

    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years relevant experience in a similar position

    21. Client Service Executive - Print and Packaging (5 Positions) Job Description:

  • Maintain customer focus at all times and respond to customer's enquiries using the best customer service guidelines
  • Take ownership of customer queries and proactively follow through to resolution
  • Convert customer inquiries to sales
  • Handle daily account management of key accounts allocated to you

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Holds a diploma in Customer service /Sales or Marketing/Business related

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in a similar position

    22. Estimator - Print and Packaging (2 Positions)

    Job Description: Preparing timely and accurate quotations to specifications provided by the sales team

    Minimum Professional & Professional Requirements: Print knowledge

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar position

    23. Account Executive - Travel and Tours (1 Position)

    Job Description: Make travel and meeting arrangements on behalf of clients

    Minimum Professional & Professional Requirements: Diploma in travel operations

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in a similar position

    24. Tig Welder ad Fitter - Stainless Steel (4 Positions Each)

    Job Description:

  • Welding/fitting of stainless steel products as per agreed customer specifications

    Minimum Professional & Professional Requirements: Welding and fitting knowledge

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar position in a stainless steel industry

    25. Polisher - Stainless Steel (4 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Polishing of stainless steel products as per agreed customer specifications

    Minimum Professional & Professional Requirements: Stainless steel polishing knowledge

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar position in a stainless steel industry

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements, see Ramco Group Jobs


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