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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
  • Zero Two Heroes Technical Officer (Agriculture) and Tractor Operators Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th February 2015.
  • Nyeri County Sub County Administrator Job in Kenya - Apply by 13th February 2015.
  • Internship Positions for Five Computer Programmers (3- 6 Months Period) - Apply by 9th February 2015.
  • Finix Casino Administrators Jobs in Hurlinghum, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 28th February 2015.
  • Nuru Business Development Associate Job in Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya - Apply by 27th February 2015.
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  • Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd. - Apply by 6th February 2015.
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  • Sanergy Assistant Marketing Manager (Commercial Franchises) Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th February 2015.
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  • HIV/AIDS Research Organization Social Scientist Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
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  • Copia Kenya Electronic Catalogue and Digital Advertising Intern-ship Opportunity - Apply by 28th February 2015.
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  • Kenya Urban Roads Authority Consultancy Services - Apply by 24th February 2015.
  • Gender and Social Development Officer II 210 Jobs in Kenya - Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services - Apply by 4th February 2015.
  • Sanergy Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th February 2015.
  • 200 KCB Scholarships for 2014 KCPE Students - Apply by 28th February 2015.
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    Zero Two Heroes Technical Officer (Agriculture) and Tractor Operators Jobs in Kenya

    Zero Two Heroes Limited is a creative resource company that enriches our people, communities in which we operate and our shareholders.

    The success of our organization depends very much on our team.

    It is due to this and our ever growing demand that we seek to fill in the below positions that are vacant

    1. Position Title: Technical Officer - Agriculture

    Key Result Area:

    Research, technical analysis, and project related services to support the delivery of programme projects, products, and services.

    Key Functions

  • Accountable for crop growing, pre-harvest and post harvest best practices and processes in liaison with Business Partners.
  • Researches and analyses technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
  • Produces a variety of technical information,data,statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web pages;
  • Provides technical support/analysis to various assessments, studies and initiatives and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
  • Collaborates in the development of improved/updated tools, systems, processes, and databases;
  • Participates on multi-disciplinary teams, and/ or leads working groups/teams collaborates with other departments and agencies on work groups and committees and promotes best practices;
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations;
  • Supports resource mobilization activities in accordance with Zero Two Heroes Limited Corporate strategy.

    Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in agriculture/agronomy or related biological field with emphasis on agrobiodiversity or agro-ecology and ecosystem management for sustainable farming.
  • Or Diploma in General Agriculture.
  • Work experience of 5 years in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable extent of experience and knowledge of the sustainable production of cereals and pasture
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in related fields such as integrated farming systems and sustainability in the context of small holder mixed farming systems
  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analysing technical information and data.
  • Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili.

    2. Position Title: Tractor Operators

    Minimum Requirements

  • Driving License Class D endorsement free.
  • Work experience of 5 years in more than one location or area of work, particularly in busy agricultural organizations.
  • Candidates with Automotive Engineering
  • Certificate shall have an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    Applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of the three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of Certificates and testimonials should be sent to;

    The Human Resource Manager,
    Zero Two Heroes Limited
    P. O. Box 1815 -30200
    Kitale
    or through email: careers@zerotwoheroes.co.ke

    The application should reach us not later than Saturday 7th February, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.


    Nyeri County Sub County Administrator Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Nyeri

    Nyeri County Public Service Board

    Vacancy: Sub County Administrator

    Job Group: ‘Q’

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Officer, Public Administration, Information and Communication the Sub- County Administrator will be responsible for;
  • Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative function in the Sub-County unit.
  • Developing policies and plans
  • Ensuring effective service delivery
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community
  • Maintaining infrastructure and facilities of Public Service
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and delivery of services
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board or any other Authority.

    Requirements for Appointment

    The candidate must;

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in management or public administration
  • Have working experience of not less than five years in middle level management/administration
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration

  • Basic Salary Kshs. 89,748 – Kshs.120, 270
  • House Allowance Kshs 40,000
  • Other allowances Kshs 14,000
  • Medical Cover Cover for self, spouse & 4 dependants below 21 years

    Terms of Service: Pensionable

    Note:

    a) Applicants MUST attach their C.V together with certified copies of the following documents:-

    i. National ID or passport

    ii. Academic and professional certificates

    iii. Valid clearance certificates from the following Institutions;

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

    iv. Other Relevant documents and testimonials.

    b) Nyeri County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

    c) Women who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

    d) Persons living with Disability who meet the specified requirements are also encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    Written application, together with the required documents should be sent to:

    The Secretary,
    Nyeri County Public Service Board,
    2nd Floor, Karson`S Photo House,
    Kimathi Street
    P.O Box 90-10100
    Nyeri.

    Telephone: - 061 -2034712.

    Important information to candidates.

    All applications should reach the Secretary, Nyeri County Public Service Board at Karson`s Photo House (Opposite Osman Allu) on or before 13th February, 2015 by 5.00 p.m.


    Internship Positions for Five Computer Programmers (3- 6 Months Period)

    Internship Positions for Five Computer Programmers (3- 6 Months Period)

    About us:

    My Expert Desk Services is the leading business process outsourcing firm in Kenya with the head office in Kisumu.

    We are outsourcing information technology, accounting and internet marketing services.

    We serve clients from USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Kenya and places.

    Nature of Job:

    We are looking to provide internship opportunity for five computer programmers for a period of 3-6 months.

    This internship program may end up to an employment opportunity after six months.

    We are keen on students who have just finalized the Computer Science degree OR in my final year of study and are proficient in web programming languages of PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, bootstrap, PHP frameworks like Codeigniter, Zend, etc and I have been using web development editors like Dreamweaver, Notepad++, and NetBeans.

    Some knowledge of web based application development and APIs development and Integration is essential for this internship program.

    The internship program is only available to those who live in Kisumu and can attend a weekly meeting in our office.

    How to Apply

    Send your CV and application letter to jobs@myexpertdesk.com or info@myexpertdesk.com not later than 9th February 2015.

    Address to;

    The Manager,
    My Expert Desk Services
    P.O Box 3110 Kisumu 40100
    Tel 057-2021501


    Finix Casino Administrators Jobs in Hurlinghum, Nairobi, Kenya

    Finix Casino

    Vacancy: Administrators

    Qualifications:

  • CV, National ID, K.C.S.E Mean Grade C+, Mathematics minimum C
  • Full photos plus Passport Size Photo
  • Recommendation letters
  • Latest good conduct certificate
  • Articulate, Presentable and a good team player
  • Age 25 – 30 years
  • A diploma in the Hotel Industry will be an added advantage
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Able to work under minimum supervision

    Applicants who meet the requirements are required to drop off their documents at our offices, Finix Casino, Nyaku Hse 1st Floor, Hurlinghum and book a date for interview by 28th February 2015.


    Nuru Business Development Associate Job in Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Job Title: Business Development Associate

    Employer: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises (NKSE)

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time, contract

    About the Position:

    Are you a driven and motivated individual looking to take your career to the next level?

    Nuru is offering a dynamic and skilled individual an opportunity to achieve professional success by joining our team as a Business Development Associate.

    This role will prospect new business in the national retail and wholesale markets.

    This position will also work with existing account buyers to grow sales and target new trends and opportunities.

    If you meet our background requirements and are looking to grow your career with a great company that rewards success, this position is the ideal opportunity for you!

    The person shall directly report to the NKSE Business Consultant

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Meet or exceed monthly sales quota through identification and closing of incremental sales and revenue opportunities.
  • Grow and renew customer contracts to protect and grow existing revenue streams.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction and serve as the primary escalation point for any customer issues that arise.
  • Manage the cultivation, execution and delivery of sales and services to local and Regional accounts in the small enterprise and mid-market segment.
  • Collaborate with Finance and Operations leadership to develop specific account management plans to meet assigned accounts needs and an overall strategy to optimize sales and retention opportunities.
  • Management of existing revenue, sales opportunities, quota, funnels and forecasts consistent with Region, Division, and Corporate sales service, and operational goals and objectives.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
  • Reports directly to the NKSE Business Consultant.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Business, Communications, or Marketing
  • You have 2+ years of sales experience, specifically in targeting a new client base
  • You have superb communication skills and ability to interact with all levels or organizations.
  • You have a track record of exceeding quotas.
  • You have exceptional skills in sales presentation.
  • You reside in the targeted geography of Western Kenya and have strong local business relationships.
  • You have good working experience with key local resellers and experience establishing and fostering strong Channel Partner relationships.
  • You have skills in using salesforce.com and the MS Office suite products.

    Working Conditions: Work will be performed mainly in the office, and sometimes in the field. 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 Kenya Social Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

    Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to BDA@nuru.co.ke by the 27th of February, 2015 at 5pm.

    Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    North Coast Beach Hotel Jobs in Kenya

    Interested candidates are invited to apply for the following positions with the North Coast Beach Hotel.

    1. Executive Chef

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in food production or related field from a recognized institution and five (5) years experience in a 4 or 5 star hotel in a similar position
  • Or Diploma in food production or related field from a recognized institution and seven (7) years experience in a 4 or 5 star hotel in a similar position
  • Above thirty five (35) years of age
  • Knowledge of international cuisine
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

    Duties:

  • Plan menus and manage the kitchen to ensure compliance with all standards of best practice

    2. Sales and Marketing Manager

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) or related field from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years work experience in a hospitality industry
  • Computer literate

    Duties:

  • Develop and implement marketing strategy for the hotel and its diverse services with the aim of maximizing sales
  • Manage and develop a marketing campaign in local and international forums

    Applicants And Referees Should Write Directly To:

    The Chairman of the Board
    North Coast Beach Hotel
    P.O. Box 43844 -00100
    Nairobi

    The applications and letters from referees should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday, 18th February, 2015


    Tropical Heat Brands Jobs in Kenya

    1. Position: Marketing Coordinator

    Purpose of the Position:

    Markets products by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; tracking sales data; maintaining promotional materials inventory; planning meetings and trade shows; maintaining databases; preparing reports.

    Functional Responsibilities:

  • Implements marketing and advertising campaigns by assembling and analyzing sales forecasts; preparing marketing and advertising strategies, plans, and objectives; planning and organizing promotional presentations; updating calendars.
  • Tracks product line sales and costs by analyzing and entering sales, expense, and new business data.
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales data.
  • Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with external suppliers; inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Supports sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information; relaying customer services requests.
  • Researches competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.
  • Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
  • Monitors budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    Required Qualifications

  • Holder of a Degree or Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional course will be an added advantage
  • Have 2-4 years’ experience in FMCG as a Marketing Coordinator
  • Proven experience in Customer relations

    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
  • Direct Marketing, Market Segmentation

    Excellent skills in

  • Marketing Research,
  • Coordination,
  • Project Management,
  • Reporting Research Results,
  • Understanding the Customer,
  • Process Improvement,
  • Initiative,
  • Planning,
  • Financial Skills

    2. Job Title: Marketing Manager

    Purpose of the Positions:

    Development of Marketing activities in order to grow the Tropical Heat Brands in all Categories in order to achieve long-term sustainable and profitable growth, via Consumer Communication, Promotions, New Product Introduction, etc.

    Be an active member of the Tropical Heat Management Team.

    Functional Responsibilities:

  • Marketing Strategy Development
  • Develop LTP
  • Compile a comprehensive category plan (if applicable)
  • Monitor and evaluate the brand strategy.

    Communication (All stakeholders)

  • Planning, implementing and monitoring of all Consumer and Customer Communication
  • Setting up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of promotions beginning with approved briefs
  • Implement and evaluate the communication section of the brand plan.
  • Product Renovation/Innovation
  • Development of relevant innovative new products for the market
  • To ensure that packaging is appropriate and in line with relevant guidelines.
  • Initiate and implement improvements with respect to functionality and innovation whilst maximizing cost efficiency
  • Initiate market research where necessary within budget constraints.

    Pricing Management

  • Following an agreed pricing strategy, setting master pricing and promotional pricing to meet budget requirements.
  • Investigation and delivery of price points to optimize product penetration in the targeted market.

    Product Availability Management

  • Provide input and final approval of category management plan.
  • Monitor and action optimal stock in all depots at all times to meet cover objectives.
  • Monitor and update forecasts.

    Brand Profitability Management

  • Compile annual budget for authorization.
  • Monitor and revise budgets across all specified parameters e.g. Volume
  • Justification and corrective action on out of norm situations
  • Monitor sales versus targets to achieve volume requirements and provide support.
  • Company Management
  • Be part of the Management Team and assist with the Management of the Company, as and when required.

    Required Qualifications

  • Holder of a Bachelor degree from a recognized University in Business, Marketing or related field.
  • Masters degree will be an Added advantage.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Must have 5 – 8 years experience in Marketing Management.
  • Must have proven experience in FMCG companies.

    Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Marketing Strategy Development skill
  • Consumer Communication
  • Product Renovation/Innovation
  • Pricing Management
  • Product availability management
  • Brand Profitability Management
  • Project Management Capability

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and competencies we are looking for, please forward your Application Letter and an Updated Resume indicating your current and expected salary to careers@tropicalheat.co.ke.

    Deadline for application is 6th February, 2015.


    Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd.

    Located in the South Coast of Kenya between Kwale and Ramisi, Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is in the process of establishing a green field sugar cane estate of 5,000 hectares as well as a processing complex with a capacity of 3000TCD.

    In line with its vision to be a world class corporate, the Company would like to recruit 2 qualified and experienced Legal Officers.

    Job Title: Legal Officer

    Reporting To: Head of Legal

    Duty Station: Kwale

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow up of all court cases facing the company and attend any court hearings on behalf of the Company whenever need arises
  • Providing legal advice to departmental managers including reviewing legal documentation
  • Management of legal due diligence and liaising with external legal counsel as required
  • Drafting Standard contracts and specialized contracts for specific activities
  • Reviewing and Negotiating contracts to which the company is a party
  • Ensuring that all such documents and third party contracts are promptly executed
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance risk
  • Preparing legal cases in conjunction with external counsel monitoring progress to ensure prompt resolution of all disputes
  • Reporting to the legal Manager and perform all such duties as shall be assigned from time to time

    Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws from recognized University
  • Must have been admitted to the roll of advocates and having in force a current practicing certificate
  • Should have 2-3 years Experience in a busy corporate law department and/or a busy law firm
  • Computer literate.
  • Keen to details, hardworking and ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills both internally and externally
  • Good time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Diligent worker with high levels of Confidentiality and Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team

    If you are up to the challenge, meet the above minimum qualifications and experience send your Application letter along with your Current CV as One Word Document, and a daytime telephone contact to;

    The Human Resource Manager
    P.O Box 46279-00100
    Nairobi.

    Or Email hr.user14@gmail.com

    The Subject of your mail should be Legal Officer

    Deadline: 6th February 2015


    Suraya Property Group Jobs in Kenya

    Suraya Property Group Limited is one of the leading and fast growing Real Estate Development Companies in Kenya is undertaking and plans to undertake major development projects ranging from master planning, scheme design, detail design, supervision, services designs and other construction related activities in projects spread in a number of counties and cities in Kenya.

    Suraya is searching for qualified professional individuals in various fields of training to manage both the ongoing and future projects to be involved in the planning and implementation processes for effective and efficient delivery to the expectant and esteemed customers.

    In order for the above objectives in development to be realized, Suraya is encouraging the interested and qualified applicants to express their individual interest for the positions listed herein below for consideration:

    1. Construction Managers

    Key Skills & Competences

    These professionals are responsible for running and managing a construction site – or a large part of it.

  • A construction manager’s role typically involves;
  • Preparing the site and liaising with other construction professionals such as architects, engineers, buyers, estimators and surveyors before construction work starts.
  • Developing the programme of work and strategy for making the project happen.
  • Planning ahead to prevent problems on site before they occur, for example, planning the delivery and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Making safety inspections of the site when works is underway and ensuring regulations relating to health, safety and the environment (HSE) are adhered to
  • Overseeing the running of several projects.
  • Using construction management software packages to plan smooth work flows.
  • Communication with range of people including the client, subcontractors, suppliers, the public and the workforce.

    Qualities

  • Must have exceptional people skills.
  • Good problem solving skills essential
  • Ability to use IT Construction Management Software
  • Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  • Registered number of the Industry of Construction and Project Management in Kenya or any other construction related professional body but practicing construction manager.

    The Candidate should have at least 3 years’ experience in the Construction Industry as a Clerk of Works or Manager for project valued from Kshs 375 Million and above and completed under them.

    2. Project Financial Analyst

    Key Skills & Competences

    The Project Financial Analyst is responsible for the financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes of the organization and preparing Bank reports.

    Responsibilities

  • Preparing monthly internal financial statements, including multiple levels of consolidation of the Company’s entities.
  • Preparing monthly internal financial reports for various levels of management.
  • Preparing Joint Venture Financial Statements to be provided to joint venture partners.
  • Monitoring budget-to-actual performance on a monthly basis and working with management to obtain budget revisions.
  • Compiling the Company’s forecast on a monthly basis, and analyzing forecast date provided by operations for reasonableness.
  • Preparing quarterly reporting for bank.
  • Compiling the Project Budget, and analyzing budget data provided by operations for reasonableness.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects, presentations for management and others and accounting research.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Quantity Survey
  • Masters in Finance, CPA or ACCA
  • Registered member of the Institution of Architectural Association of Kenya or any other construction related professional body.
  • Effective communicator with individuals at all levels and from various areas within the organization.
  • Must be detail – oriented and have excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be focused on continual process improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Windows environment and MS Office; particularly, Excel, Word and power point.

    3. Project Managers

    Skills and Competences:

  • Team motivator/player who gets things done in time building positive relationship amongst project team and takes responsibility for the project, coordinates construction projects input by others.
  • Construction Management, administration and arrange, conduct project meetings with minutes circulated in time to members.
  • Ability to conceptualize project as a whole and articulate clients’ needs to the consultants and the team effectively.
  • An effective time manager and record keeper for the projects information
  • Able to develop comprehensive technical reports to the team and other reports to clients who to develop comprehensive technical reports to the team and other reports to clients who have no technical background.
  • Ability to develop practical and realistic construction works program that covers all the participants towards realizing the project.
  • Able to identify the boundaries and the scope of the proposed project and be able develop a realistic project construction cost estimates.
  • The candidate must able to apply effective value engineering technique in a project for the benefit of the whole set up/client.
  • The candidate must be able to work under very minimum supervision, be result driven and work under pressure which comes with this level of responsibility.
  • Monitoring the budget, arranging commissioning, organizing site handover, occupation, prepare closeout report assist the property managers in planning the post construction maintenance of the facility.
  • Ability to use IT project management software.
  • Monitoring contractor and subcontractor to ensure guidelines are maintained.
  • Overseeing the accounting, costing and billing.
  • Must have exceptional people skills and the ability to present ideas and negotiate.
  • Must have Analytical skills and commercial awareness.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  • Registered member of the institution of Construction and Project Managers of Kenya or any other construction related professional body but practicing project manager.
  • The candidate should have at least 3 year experience in the construction industry as a project manager, for projects valued from Kshs 450 Million and above completed under them.

    Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing member of respective professional body recognized in Kenya.

    The deadline for submission/expression of interest is 15th February 2015.

    Please send your application details to vacancies@suraya.co.ke


    C&R Group Front Office Supervisor Job in Kenya

    C&R Group's history began in 1986, then operating as Barclays Advisory & Registrars Services (BARS) as an in-house department of the Barclays Bank of Kenya, to offer share registry services to the banks' shareholders, after its listing in Nairobi Stock Exchange the same year.

    In 1996, the business was sold as an on-going concern and renamed.

    28 years later, C&R group is the largest share registrar in the region with a strong brand, service excellence track record & a leadership position of 33%.

    The group has 4 core business divisions; - Share Registrars Services, Document Management Solutions, Business Process Outsourcing Services & Company Secretarial Services.

    Job Title: Front Office Supervisor Main Purpose of the job:

    The responsibility of this position is to supervise the front office staff and handle client queries.

    Field of Responsibilities

    Customer Service

  • To communicate courteously with customers by telephone, e-mail, letter and face-to-face;
  • To investigate and solve shareholder’s problems with regard to their shareholding; these may be complex or long-standing problems that have been passed on by customer service assistants;
  • To handle shareholder complaints or any major incidents;
  • To ensure that accurate records of discussions or correspondence with customers are kept;
  • To analyze statistics or other data to determine the level of customer service the company is providing;
  • To write reports analyzing the customer service that the organization provides;
  • To develop feedback or complaints procedures for the customers to use;
  • To develop customer service procedures, policies and standards for the department;
  • To meet with the other managers to discuss possible improvements to customer service;
  • To be involved in the staff appraisals;
  • To train the staff to deliver high standards of customer service;
  • To lead and supervise the team of customer service staff;
  • To provide weekly reports to the Head of Operations and the Management Committee on the performance of shareholder services;
  • Other duties may be assigned on an ad hoc basis;
  • To take custody of one of the ‘Strong Room’ keys;
  • To take charge of the HFCs and ensure that they are kept safely and are accounted for;
  • Monitor and appraise staff reporting directly to this position; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by Head of Operations.

    Requirements

  • Qualifications (Academic); Bachelor’s degree in business related field or Equivalent
  • Experience; 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications Excel /Microsoft Office and data entry skills
  • Fluency in English required, skills strongly desirable.
  • Oriented towards high-quality and friendly customer-service standards
  • Customer service oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Good leadership and influence skills geared towards staff motivation and customer loyalty.
  • Team player and relationship builder.
  • Ambitious and self-driven individual.

    If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Front Office Supervisor) to careers@candrgroup.co.ke before 3rd February 2015

    Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.


    Sanergy Assistant Marketing Manager (Commercial Franchises) Job in Kenya

    Job Description: Assistant Marketing Manager – Commercial Franchises

    Reports to: Marketing & Branding Manager

    Company:

    Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever.

    Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses.

    We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics.

    We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community.

    We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy.

    Finally, we sell the by-products to Kenyan farms.

    Since November 2011, we have launched over 600 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 300 micro-entrepreneurs.

    We have collected and converted over 4000 tons of waste.

    At the same time, we have built a team of almost 200 people.

    For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.

    Role:

    The Assistant Marketing Manager – Commercial Franchises will be responsible for generating and sustaining high consumer usage of Fresh Life Toilets, while supporting the sales team to increase franchise uptake of the Fresh Life Toilets.

    To accomplish these goals, the person will work with the Marketing & Branding manager and a team of marketing staff to implement community-wide branding and sanitation awareness campaigns; strategize and execute marketing initiatives to support Fresh Life franchisees in attracting users; and measure effectiveness of all branding and marketing activities.

    The Asst. Marketing Manager – Commercial Franchises will also work closely with the Sales & Operations Team to identify and implement viable marketing initiatives aimed at generating demand for franchise uptake.

    Key Duties / Responsibilities

    Consumer Marketing

  • Plan and execute consumer marketing strategies aimed at increasing usage at all Fresh Life Toilets
  • Monitor usage trends across Fresh Life network through continuous data analysis
  • Use available research and usage data to develop and implement effective user recruitment and retention strategies
  • Work with the marketing team to execute community mobilization activities
  • Provide marketing support to the operations team to identify and effectively address franchisee marketing challenges
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the marketing team to ensure effective delivery of marketing programs
  • Develop and monitor budgets for consumer marketing activities
  • Support day to day operations of the marketing team to ensure successful implementation of marketing activities
  • Coach marketing team members to develop skills in creating data-driven marketing strategies and implementing marketing campaigns

    Branding

  • Collaborate with Sales & Operations Team to help increase customer (franchisee) sales of Fresh Life Toilets through strategic branding and development of relevant collateral materials
  • Work with branding assistant to identify and implement branding activities to increase brand awareness in the community
  • Research most effective and cost efficient media and other branding channels
  • Work with design and procurement teams to ensure timely production of all marketing collateral
  • Work with the research department to conduct periodic brand and user assessments

    Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in marketing or business-related discipline
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing consumer marketing & branding activities
  • Proven experience with strategic below-the-line marketing activities
  • Ability to conduct consumer research especially in FMCG environment
  • Ability to develop and implement data-driven strategies to increase customer acquisition and retention
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative working style, with ability to lead and inspire teams including temporary field staff
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications including ability to analyze data, develop presentations and create reports
  • Good understanding of the urban informal settlements market, including ideal marketing strategies and channels
  • Passion for creativity and innovation
  • We offer an interesting and challenging position within a multicultural and dynamic environment, selling a product that makes a significant positive impact, working with a highly motivated team who is passionate about the cause.

    How to Apply

    See; Sanergy Assistant Marketing Manager (Commercial Franchises) Job in Kenya to apply online by 28th Feb 2015.


    Bed & Breakfast Hotel Marketer Job in Nairobi Kenya (40K - 50K)

    Job Title: B&B Marketer

    Industry: Hospitality

    Job Location: Nairobi

    Salary: Kshs 40 - 50K gross + Comms

    Our client is a cosy and welcoming bed & breakfast located in Nairobi.

    The B&B is known for its great service, friendly and helpful team, fantastic food and inviting ambiance.

    They seek to hire a marketer who will be responsible for all the marketing and Sales activities.

    Candidates who have experience in marketing guest houses, small hotels or even apartments are encouraged to apply.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing relationships with the clients, maintaining and nurturing business relationships with the existing and new clients with an objective of increasing company revenue by
  • Formulate Marketing strategies based on the company’s objectives and budget
  • Conduct market research, understand the profile of the target consumer, their needs and requirements
  • Preparing accurate and timely quotations as per the client’s needs
  • Be in touch with clients either through phone calls, mails or personal visits as a way of building relationship.
  • Keep records of sales figures and the results of all marketing initiatives
  • Meet potential clients and demonstrate to them the company product and services
  • Deal directly with end consumers as a way of closing sales.
  • Coordinate all promotional, marketing and advertising activities.
  • Take part in customer feedback surveys and work out ways to garner higher profits.
  • Regularly meet target sales as set up by management by implementing the approved sales and marketing strategies.
  • Take part in sales meetings and present reports about the sales and marketing figures.
  • Preparing sales contract terms as per client’s needs and discussing the same to customer’s satisfaction after necessary approval
  • Preparing comprehensive and timely reports
  • Delivery on daily company standards and adhere to service and quality standards

    Skills and Requirements

  • A professional degree or diploma in sales and marketing is highly desirable or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years proven experience in marketing of bed and breakfast facility.
  • Proven performance in sales & marketing is essential.
  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have very good marketing strategies and selling skills and should have a pleasing personality.
  • Should be persuasive, adaptable and innovative and has good problem – solving skills.
  • Should have formal presentation skills as the job may require the candidate to present his product or service to a group of people.
  • Should have high Stress-tolerance levels as this position is highly competitive.

    If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (B&B Marketer 40 - 50K gross +Comms) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Thursday 12th February 2015 Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

    N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


    KEWASNET Regional Coordinators Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

    The Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit membership society.

    The Network envisions ‘A society with access to safe water and sanitation’, whereas the mission is ‘To promote good governance in the water and sanitation sector thereby increasing access to services’.

    KEWASNET’s membership is drawn from CSOs working towards improvement of water resource management and WASH service delivery.

    The overall purpose of the Network is to influence the policy environment and promote good governance in the Sector so as to ensure Kenyans have access to affordable and safe water and sanitation services in a sustainable context.

    To achieve its objectives, KEWASNET seeks to recruit the following officer to join the secretariat.

    1. Regional Coordinators

    2 Positions

    (Nairobi and Mombasa)

    Generally, the Regional Coordinators are responsible for the following in the network:

  • Organizing Quarterly Collaboration and Information sharing platforms at the regional level in close coordination with the secretariat
  • Annual Physical Audit of members
  • Supporting Data Collection for the NGO Performance Report
  • Preparation and Implementation of regional activities based on Quarterly Work plans developed in collaboration with the secretariat.
  • Linking members to KEWASNET Secretariat and other sector players.
  • Capacity building of members organizations in coordination with the secretariat.
  • Conducting the network’s Advocacy campaign activities in conjunction with the Secretariat.
  • Providing support and advisory services to the KEWASNET secretariat.
  • Attracting new members to the network and mobilizing existing ones.
  • Organizing Quarterly and other Coordination and Information sharing platforms at the regional level in close coordination with the secretariat

    The Regional Coordinators represent KEWASNET in the Region.

    In this context they have a duty to collaborate with activities of the member organizations and to represent KEWASNET at functions and activities organized in the regions.

    This role also encompasses the following:

  • Facilitating communication between member organizations and KEWASNET Secretariat
  • Networking members within the region to partners in service delivery.
  • In coordination with the KEWASNET Secretariat, organize regional platforms for members to share experiences and learn new ways of dealing with issues in the Water,
  • Sanitation and Hygiene sector.
  • Collection of members’ progress reports on a quarterly basis
  • On a quarterly basis, collecting issues at the regional level using templates provided by the secretariat.
  • Analyzing of member reports and selection of key advocacy issues to be reported on to the Secretariat bi annually.
  • Preparation of regional quarterly and annual reports and sharing such reports with the Secretariat, Local Governments and Working Groups.
  • Annual Physical Audit of members in coordination with the Secretariat

    KEWASNET Secretariat in collaboration with Regional Coordinators is key in ensuring timely and regular update of the KEWASNET members Database.

    In this regard, Regional coordinators working with the secretariat staff carry out annual audit of member organization.

    This responsibility involves:

  • Revision of the data capture form with the secretariat.
  • Informing and preparing members at the regions for the process.
  • Circulating letters from the Secretariat to the members, County and political leaders at the regions.
  • Compiling regional physical audit reports in coordination with the secretariat
  • Debriefing and reporting to member organizations and the secretariat.
  • Supporting Data Collection for the NGO Performance Report Quarterly

    KEWASNET seeks to produce an annual CSO performance report, which feeds in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector review processes as well as the Sector Performance Report (SPR).

    KEWASNET Secretariat shall work in coordination with the Regional Coordinators to:

  • Follow up of introductory letters from KEWASNET Secretariat to County WASH Executive Officers and other leaders in the Counties to solicit their cooperation and assistance in data collection.
  • Organizing Quarterly coordination meetings to collect data for the NGO report
  • Conduct Monitoring visits to member organizations to authenticate and verify the case studies and data presented annually.
  • Preparation and Implementation of regional activities based on Quarterly Work plans developed in coordination with the secretariat

  • Regional Coordinator prepares work plans annually in line with KEWASNET Secretariat work plans and ultimately the KEWASNET Strategic plan.
  • In this regard, the Regional Coordinators have the following responsibilities.
  • Attending Quarterly Regional Planning Meetings at the secretariat.
  • Development of regional Quarterly Work plans.
  • Dissemination of work plans to members, KEWASNET, TSU and Local Governments annually to identify areas of synergies and cooperation
  • Laying strategies for implementing the work plans with the other structures and members
  • Mobilization of resources to implement the activities in coordination with the secretariat.
  • Submission of activity reports to the secretariat.
  • Linking KEWASNET members to the Secretariat and other strategic partners

    Regional Coordinators working in close collaboration with the KEWASNET Secretariat, have the responsibility of linking member organizations to Local Governments, other organizations and the Secretariat.

    The specific roles related to linking include:

  • Updating KEWASNET Secretariat on members’ activities through reports
  • Updating local governments and other stakeholders on NGO activities quarterly through the County water and Sanitation coordination committee meetings.
  • Liaising with Technical Working Groups to provide technical support to KEWASNET members.
  • Attending County water and sanitation coordination meetings and updating members and the secretariat on County progress.
  • Capacity building of members organizations in coordination with the secretariat

    KEWASNET regional coordinators work closely with the KEWASNET Secretariat to provide capacity support to the member organizations (MO’s) this is done through:

  • Organizing quarterly coordination meetings to Identify and document capacity gaps among the members to feed capacity building programmes.
  • Develop sustainable capacity building plans and strategies for implementing them in coordination with the secretariat
  • Mobilize resources for the KEWASNET capacity building programme in coordination with the Secretariat.
  • Generate quarterly reports for the capacity building activities.
  • Conducting the network’s Advocacy and campaign activities in conjunction with the Secretariat

    Regional Coordinators work hand in hand with the KEWASNET Secretariat team, and partners to strengthen Civil Society engagement and advocacy both at regional, national and international levels.

    To this effect, KEWASNET Regional Coordinators;

  • Conduct Research and documenting key issues in the region in coordination with the secretariat bi annually.
  • Share the researched information with members at the region and the secretariat.
  • Develop strategies for advocating for the issues identified bi-annually.
  • Coordinate Implementation of the advocacy activities including campaigns at the regions.
  • Support quarterly generation of issues for redress at the regional level in consultation with member organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor progress of members in advocacy annually.
  • Attend regional and national events and fora.
  • Providing Support Advisory Services to the KEWASNET Members

    Member organizations need technical support and assistance in executing their programs and activities.

    The Regional coordinators are better placed to ensure cost effective, regular and reliable support to the members.

    The regional Coordinators play an important role in providing advisory services and technical back up to member organizations through:

  • Mentoring of member organizations.
  • Carrying out quarterly regional exposure and learning visits
  • Regular information sharing of funding sources, changes in the sector through email and the coordination meetings.
  • Giving information through electronic media e.g. emails, sms, meetings, and reports to the secretariat and members regularly.
  • Sharing information at meetings, briefings, press conferences etc
  • Sharing information through reports using the quarterly reporting formats.
  • Carrying out field visits and extending hands-on-experience to member organizations by- annually.
  • Mobilization of prospective members

    The water sector is dynamic and growing rapidly.

    New organizations join the sector regularly. In some cases, existing organizations decide to venture into the water and sanitation sector.

    In order to maintain good quality and standards of services delivered, it is necessary for these organizations to join KEWASNET.

    To fulfil this, Regional Coordinators:

    Liaise with the KEWASNET Secretariat and the County Water officers to mobilize prospective members to join KEWASNET Map out the non-registered CSOs in engaged in WASH at the regions and conducting outreach programs to them.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working on civil society, capacity building and/or natural resource governance in Kenya
  • Knowledge and understanding of implications of Kenyan Constitutional reforms and regional issues, plus experience working with civil society in the regions
  • Familiarity with the WASH and natural resource management sectors
  • Experience in fundraising with a proven track record of working with (international) donors
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Portuguese, French and local languages a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work under pressure

    Key Competencies

  • Be good at planning and strategizing
  • Be goal driven, proactive, creative, energetic, confident, well organized, and an innovative thinker
  • Generate trust, show integrity and empathy, be outgoing, be persuasive, and have excellent people/communication skills
  • Be a good public speaker and know how to communicate in multiple media, namely in social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Be computer/technology literate (basic knowledge of word, excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsing)
  • Know how to motivate people, have good negotiation skills, properly handle rejection, and try and try again
  • Have good teamwork skills and be willing to share lessons learned and best practices
  • Experience of partner capacity building
  • Willingness to work in any region in Kenya.

    2. Communications and Advocacy Officer

    Core Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager, the Communication and Advocacy Officer will review and produce a short, concise but clearly focused advocacy strategy that defines the key advocacy messages, desired policy outcomes and proposed tactics for the pastoralist programme.
  • Ensure advocacy strategy is developed and well implemented by national level NGOs and regional level CSOs and other partners to ensure the desired policy outcomes
  • Play a key role in developing and implementing the communication strategy for Network
  • To ensure the effective and successful planning, budgeting, monitoring and management of advocacy, communications and dissemination work
  • Jointly with the implementing Partners, plan and coordinate all advocacy initiatives to ensure the programs deliver effective evidence based advocacy to influence policy and implementation.
  • Coordinate the collection, analysis, and dissemination of pertinent information regarding policy issues and practices on water, sanitation, hygiene and other natural resource governance needs for communication and advocacy.
  • Support national level policy levels and county engagement in the emerging policy debates and dialogues on water, sanitation, hygiene and other pertinent natural resource governance issues in Kenya.
  • Facilitating the generation and/or improving program data within KEWASNET as well as information and knowledge system and practices—from generation to consumption – for more effective evidence-based advocacy.
  • She/he will play an important role in communicating KEWASNET’s work as well as general social, political, economic and cultural situation in the country with a wide range of internal and external audiences.
  • To work with leads from the Programmes Department and to identify opportunities to help raise the profile of KEWASNET
  • Ensure best practice case studies are produced in a timely manner and communicated internally and externally.
  • Prepare and update all communications and advocacy materials, including content for web pages, media articles and information material for workshops, conferences and other communication events
  • Establish professional relationships and where appropriate, effectively communicate with the press and prepare press release, features and arrange for the placement of articles and features on KEWASNET program activities in national and international media.
  • Discussing and sourcing data and information that is to be included in newsletters, Research and verify information that is to be included in KEWASNET reports, brochures, newsletters or other written material or film, to write a broad range of communications for both print and electronic channels, film or radio, taking deadlines and changing priorities into consideration,
  • To review design and proof check publication materials in coordination with the website- Graphic Designer and handling multiple publication series simultaneously both printed and online under tight deadlines.

    Expected Outputs

    The Communication and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for the following outputs:

  • A clearly focused advocacy strategy that defines the key advocacy messages, desired policy outcomes and proposed tactics for the Pastoralist Programme developed
  • Effective implementation of the coherent Advocacy strategy jointly with National level Advocacy NGOs
  • Developing and effective implementation of a Communication Strategy
  • Creation of KEWASNET programmes database and knowledge management of data base
  • Preparation of Case studies and testimonials for advocacy complied and disseminated
  • Enhanced documentation and dissemination of publication and pertinent information regarding policy issues and practices on land, pastoralism, forestry, wildlife and climate change interventions in Tanzania for communication and advocacy needs.
  • A good working relationship between KEWASNET's programmes and the media for effective advocacy is established
  • Enhanced quality and effectiveness of all publicity events, media interactions and publications materials produced for KEWASNET's programs.

    Required Qualifications and Desirable Attributes

    The Communication and Advocacy officer will have the following broad skill-set and attributes:

  • Advanced University degree in Journalism, Communications/ Mass Media, Law or Sociology.
  • A first degree with relevant, excellent proven experience may also be considered
  • 5 years related work experience
  • Practical experience of working with CSOs, government and development partners at local, national or regional level.
  • Experience using and/or organizing media relations, web/mobile/social media, print and public events
  • Keen interest and commitment to advancing the rights of minority/indigenous communities, particularly in relation to their territories, areas and natural resources
  • Experience in conducting training on effective communications and advocacy
  • Knowledge on community development, human rights, environmental rights, project planning management
  • Experience in using web-based tools to enhance communication capacity and advocacy is an added advantage
  • Ability to work ,communicate and advocate with a broad range of stakeholders including policymakers, government officials, NGOs, the media and community representatives
  • Strong ability to engage with communities and capability in being proactive to organize community outreach activities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical use of both English and Kiswahili. Proficient in
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to support the advancement of the KEWASNET Membership as a broad civil-society community in the pursuit of improved WASH outcomes.
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis and work with local organizations and communities in remote areas
  • Adaptable, flexible, able to take advocacy initiative and prioritize amongst competing demands
  • An approach to mirror our core values: commitment, accountability, respect, effectiveness and diversity;

    Core Competencies

  • Communication: Communicating orally in a clear manner and adjusting one’s use of language to the receiver’s level.
  • Showing one absorbs and understands important (non) verbal information and asking further questions when necessary.
  • Integrity: Maintaining high ethical standards both personally and professionally: being incorruptible.
  • Working with others: Taking responsibility to build and maintain positive relationships and valuing the opinion of others.
  • Flexibility: Adaptable; receptive to new ideas.
  • Willing and able to adapt/change one’s behavior and/or views to changing circumstances in order to attain a set goal
  • Self-development: Having insight in one’s identity, values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and taking action in order to enhance one’s competences where and when possible.

    3.Finance and Administration Manager

    Principal Accountabilities:

    Management

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the operations of the Finance department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

    Grants Management

  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the grantor; oversee special audits conducted by grantor.
  • Perform functions of financial administration and reporting to include, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of grant applications and reports, development and adjustment of associated budgets, coordination of budgeted funds, screening and processing requests for expenditures and ensuring the timely application for reimbursement from the state.
  • Serve as a liaison with principals and other departments on issues regarding grants.
  • Monitor interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.
  • Assign certain grants and/or related responsibilities to individual budget analysts and coordinate their activities related to the grants assigned.
  • Assist in evaluating the fiscal administration of grant programs.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely submission of grant applications, application amendments, and budget transfers.
  • Monitor, input, review, and approve grant data in the Sage Pastel system
  • Perform related work as required.

    Budgeting

  • Manage the preparation of the KEWASNET's budget
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the Network
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement
  • Interpret the Network's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
  • Review KEWASNET’s bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of KEWASNET’s throughput
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends;
  • Formulating strategic and long-term business plans;
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk;
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;
  • Managing KEWASNET’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;
  • Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organizations such as the Revenue Authority;
  • Ensuring accurate financial reports are produced to specific deadlines;
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management
  • Support for Management & Operational Functions
  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner
  • Negotiate and manage the employee insurance and benefits plans
  • Process and submit statutory and benefits remittances on time

    Budget preparation

  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO and Treasurer and/or Finance Committee
  • Assist Program Directors and Project Managers with the preparation of budgets for funding applications

    Project management accounting

  • Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports
  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects
  • Information technology
  • Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization's financial data processing, control, and reporting requirements
  • Advise on appropriate technology that meets the organization's information requirements and financial resources

    Risk management

  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
  • Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization
  • Maximize income where possible and appropriate
  • Negotiate with Bank for lines of credit or other financial services as required and appropriate

    Office administration

  • Oversee and supervise the administrative function of the organization including reception, property/facility management, safety of the work environment, and provision of furnishings and equipment necessary for effective operations
  • Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments
  • Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (employment standards, occupation health and safety, human rights, etc) and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the organization is compliant

    Qualifications

    Experience

  • At least five years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least three years were working in the field of international development.

    Education

  • University degree in Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management/Administration
  • Professional designation
  • Chartered Accountant, Certified General/Public Accountant, or Certified Management Accountant.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of National and County legislation affecting Civil Society Organizations
  • Knowledge of legislation on Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, and Human Rights
  • Knowledge of the Civil Society Sector

    Personal Characteristics

    The candidate should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit their applications and support documents in electronic format to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    KEWASNET
    P.O. Box 46163-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: jobs@kewasnet.co.ke

    on or before the close of business of 6th of February 2015

    Only Electronic applications will be considered.


    PZ Cussons East Africa Health and Safety Manager Job in Kenya

    PZ Cussons East Africa is a leading Global Manufacturer and Marketer of leading Personal Care and Household quality brands.

    Health and Safety Manager

    Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role provides leadership, strategy and direction integrating safety, health and environment programs and processes in support of operational excellence

    Key Accountabilities

  • Identifying SHE hazards, evaluating risks for organization’s operations and developing controls to prevent and mitigate risks.
  • Monitoring existing and potential environmental concerns and recommending priorities for resolution
  • Advising management on government regulations relating to health and safety, and recommending necessary action to attain compliance
  • Developing a SHE audit program with the relevant stakeholders (internally & externally)
  • Performing regular reviews of SHE systems and reporting deviations to management for corrections.

    Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • A qualification in EHS management systems.
  • At least 2 years’ experience preferably in a manufacturing set up

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your application and CV to Jobs.Kenya@pzcussons.com by the 14th February 2015.

    Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

    PZ Cussons is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Office of the Auditor General Jobs in Kenya

    The Office of the Auditor - General (OAG) is an Independent Office established under Article 229 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    The Office is charged with the primary oversight role of ensuring accountability in the use of public resources within the three arms of government (the Legislature, the Judiciary and the Executive) as well as the Constitutional Commissions, Independent Office and any entity that is funded from public funds.

    Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to externally recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following positions:

    1. Audit Associate II

    KENAO Scale 10

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Audit Associate II will be responsible for:

  • Auditing and assurance work of prescribed scope and complexity which will include financial audit, specialized audit, and audit of National and County Government entities, State agencies and State Corporations among other entitites;
  • Obtaining an in-depth understanding of each business or function being audited, identification and assessment of risks;
  • Preparing documentation such as working papers, planning memorandum and audit program.

    Requirements for Appointment

    To be appointed as an Audit Associate II one must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university preferably but not limited to the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Law, Environmental Management, Engineering and
  • Social Sciences;
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of IT;
  • Have good communication skills both written and Oral.

    2. Audit Associate I - ICT

    KENAO Scale 9

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Audit Associate I - ICT will be responsible for:

  • IT auditing and assurance work of prescribed scope and complexity in the National and County Government entities, State Agencies and State corporations among other entities;
  • Audit of clients IT systems;
  • Reviewing of Security and Risk Management of Information Systems;
  • Reviewing of implementation of Information systems and processes;
  • Application of IT control reviews;
  • Minor maintenance of ICT Equipment.

    Requirements for Appointment

    To be appointed as an Audit Associate I of Information Communication and Technology, one must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or any other relevant field;
  • Have relevant experience of at least 1 year;
  • Have good communication skills both written and Oral;
  • Have well-developed analytical skills.

    3. Assistant Manager Procurement

    KENAO Scale 6

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Assistant Manager Procurement will be responsible for:

  • Planning, coordinating and managing the supply chain processes for the Office of the Auditor-General;
  • Coordinating activities for Tender, procurement and disposal committees;
  • Advising on all matters regarding value for money on all procurement and projects;
  • Ensuring compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations;
  • Liaising with all relevant units in relation to budget provisions for purposes of planning and execution of procurement activities;
  • Any other duty or responsibility that may be assigned by the Office from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

    To be appointed as Assistant Manager Procurement, one must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Supply Chain Management or any other related degree from a recognized institution;
  • Have relevant certification and membership of good standing from Procurement and Supply Chain professional body e.g MCIPS or KISM;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations;
  • Have at least 6 years’ experience in procurement functions, three (3) of which must be at management level in a sizeable organization;
  • Show competence in managing the procurement function and other responsibilities at management level;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Information Technology.

    4. Manager Audit

    KENAO Scale 5

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Manager Audit will be responsible for

  • A large Sector/subdivision which may comprise of a number of teams responsible for several Ministries/Department, State Corporations, National and County Governments among other entities;
  • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of all accounts, reports or other correspondence emanating from his/her Sector/sub-division;
  • Efficient and effective co-ordination, control and supervision of the sector/sub-division, as well as staff development and discipline;
  • He/she may also be deployed in the Performance and Forensic Audit sub-divisions;
  • Any other duty or responsibility that may be assigned by the Office from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

    To be appointed as a Manager Audit, one must:

  • Have Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field;
  • Have a Business related Bachelor’s Degree or any other audit function related degree from a recognized University;
  • Be a qualified accountant and a registered member of a relevant professional body such as ICPAK, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ICFE;
  • Have at least 7 years’ experience in Audit, three (3) of which must be at management level in a sizeable organization;
  • Show outstanding competence in managing the audit function or other responsibilities at a senior level;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Information Technology;
  • Relevant expertise in Forensic, Performance Audit, Value for Money and IT systems Audit will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    Applications together with a detailed resume, scanned copies of the applicants’ professional and academic Certificates, other testimonials and National Identification card should be submitted.

    The application must have the daytime telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees from the applicant’s previous employers.

    Hard copies will not be accepted.

    The application should be submitted to auditassociate2015@oagkenya.go.ke on or before 13th February 2015, and addressed to:

    Auditor - General
    Office of the Auditor General
    P. O. Box 30084-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    The Office of the Auditor-General is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to have diversity in workforce in line with the Constitution.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


    KEMRI / CDC Clinical Officer (Program Coordinator) Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Kenya Medical Research Institute

    Opening date: 30/01/15

    Vacancy No. K04/01/15

    Position: Clinical Officer (Program Coordinator)

    MR 8/9 (grading depending on qualifications)

    Location: JOOTRH/CRC – Kisumu

    Reports to: The Deputy Branch Chief

    Essential Requirements:

  • Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • A degree in any health related field is an added advantage
  • Must be registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
  • 5 years’ experience in provision of HIV care and treatment services
  • 2 years’ experience in a management position for a health-program

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to coordinate and supervise provision of HIV care and treatment services at facility level
  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Ability to work well in a team, and be able to collaborate well with the Ministry of Health and other partners
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken. Knowledge of Dholuo is an added advantage

    Job Summary:

    The Program Coordinator will support and coordinate provision of HIV care and treatment services at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) Kisumu and other HISS-supported sites in Kisumu and Nairobi

    Applications are due no later than: 13th February 2015 to:

    Human Resource Manager,
    KEMRI/CDC Program,
    P. O. Box 1578,
    Kisumu.

    Or email to recruitment@kemricdc.org

    or log into our web at; KEMRI / CDC Clinical Officer (Program Coordinator) Job in Kisumu Kenya


    ICU Theater Nurses and Radiographers Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

    A private Institution in Kisumu is looking for qualified ICU Theater Nurses and Radiographers who are capable of doing Ultrasound and CT Scan.

    Applications together with updated Curriculum Vitae and academic credentials should be sent to

    The Human Resources Manager,
    P.O.Box 269, 40105
    Maseno.

    Closing date is 10th February 2015.


    Kibuchi & Company Advocates Secretary Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Kibuchi & Company Advocates located in Nairobi has a vacancy for one (1) Secretary with an experience of at least Three (3) years.

    The ideal candidate must be in possession of;

  • Certificate for Full secretarial course.
  • Must have worked as personal Assistant (PA) cum Secretary in a busy office.
  • Must know how to deal with correspondence and planning of appointments.
  • Must be Computer literate.
  • A degree in any business related field will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to work well with others as a team player.
  • Should be proactive, self motivated and aggressive.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Send applications, CVs and Copies of Certificates by Friday 6th February 2015 via email to hr@kibuchiadvocates.co.ke


    ACDI / VOCA Jobs in Isiolo / Marsabit Kenya

    ACDI / VOCA is currently implementing the five-year USAID funded Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) program in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.

    The program aims to strengthen the livestock value chain through investing in livestock related businesses through the provision of business development grants.

    Further investments are being made by constructing livestock market infrastructure and strengthening the livestock value chain through trainings and analysis of best practices.

    ACDI / VOCA is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

    1. Community Investment Specialist

    ACDI / VOCA will support livestock market expansion through infrastructure development and provision of business development grants to initiate livestock value addition enterprises.

    In order to successfully implement the program, a community Investment Specialist will work with livestock market actors in Marsabit to streamline and make markets efficient and attractive to actors, while expanding market opportunities through working closely with selected businesses to develop linkages with livestock producers and provide business advisory services.

    A successful candidate must have a minimum of degree in Agricultural or livestock Economics or Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management, with at least 5 years’ experience in value chain development.

    Experience in livestock value chain and MSME development will be an added advantage.

    Strong English writing skills are also required.

    The position will be based in ACDI/VOCA Offices in Marsabit and will include significant travel to the field.

    2. Business Development Specialist

    Over the next 2 years, ACDI/VOCA will support up to 30 businesses in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties through the provision of business development grants.

    In order to successfully implement the program, a business development specialist will work closely with selected businesses to develop project applications, business plans, and provide business advisory services throughout the first year of grant activities.

    The business development specialist will also be responsible for identifying and screening commercial viable MSMEs to be funded under the program.

    A successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management, with at least 5 years’ experience supporting successful business startup and growth.

    Experience in livestock value chain and MSME development will be an added advantage.

    Strong English writing skills are also required.

    The position will be based in ACDI/VOCA Offices in either Isiolo or Marsabit (depending on preference) and will include significant travel to field locations and Nairobi.

    How to Apply

    Please reference the job title and send Curriculum Vitae to the following address: regalag@joinav.org

    The deadline for applications is February 6, 2015.


    ActionAid International Programme Accountant Job in Kenya

    ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a National Non - Governmental Organisation (NGO) with a National Board and Management Structure.

    We work in over 16 Counties in the places where we can make the biggest impact.

    We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.

    We work with in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.

    Programme Accountant

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Head of Finance of ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK);

    The Programme Accountant shall be responsible for effective management of donor funded projects and partnerships grants being undertaken in the Head quarter for effective programme implementation and financial accountability to donors and other key stakeholders.

    Key responsibilities for this position include;

  • Consolidating monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports and reconciliations for donor funded projects in the Headquarter;
  • Ensure financial compliance with the donor contracts for projects assigned and all projects;
  • Preparing and submitting donor reports for assigned projects;
  • Support fundraising by getting involved in proposal writing and budget development;
  • Coordinating management of the partners working in various projects in terms of partnership assessments, grants advancing & follow up and capacity building;
  • Evaluating and processing cash requests for all projects and ensuring funds are available for project implementation;
  • Ensuring proper filing of all project documentation;
  • Reviewing partners financial reports and documentation;
  • Carrying out grants management induction for all new staff and grants management training for non finance staff;
  • Supporting external and internal audit for donor funded projects as well as partners;

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce degree or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Is a CPA (K) holder or its equivalent;
  • Training in donor grants management and reporting will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience in an INGO;
  • Have demonstrated high understanding of finance and accounting matters; and
  • Have rich experience in programme and projects financial management.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of SUN system, Vision, MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and e-mail.

    Look at; Programme Accountant for a detailed job description

    How to Apply

    To apply,see; ActionAid International Programme Accountant Job in Kenya to submit your application; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org

    Closing Date for Applications: Saturday, 7th February , 2015 - 23:59

    Note: Kindly note that ActionAid International Kenya does not request for any money from people seeking positions at the organization to facilitate the recruitment process.


    Petroleum Director Job in Kenya - Energy Regulatory Commission

    A unique senior management opportunity:

    Our client, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act 2006.

    The Commission is the energy sector regulatory agency responsible for economic and technical regulation of electric power, renewable energy and downstream petroleum sub-sectors.

    The Commission is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced, result oriented and highly motivated Kenya citizen to fill the following senior management position:

    Director, Petroleum

    Ref. No 111/CP

    Reporting to the Director General, the successful candidate will provide leadership in planning, development, implementation and execution of structures for the development and regulation of the downstream petroleum sub-sector, through research and planning, development, review of standards and regulations, compliance and enforcement.

    The job holder is also responsible for the management of departmental resources, development and retention of talent.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the strategic aspects of the long term and annual planning processes to ensure that long-term and annual downstream petroleum sub-sector plans are developed on time and ensure that the department has sufficient resources and capacity to implement these plans;
  • Participate in the preparation of the petroleum masterplan and review of the policy governing downstream petroleum sub-sector;
  • Initiate and provide leadership on regulatory issues on downstream petroleum in the country and oversee the formulation, review and monitoring of regulations, standards and codes including products, facilities and equipment;
  • Oversee the development of subsidiary legislation in liaison with the Legal Affairs Department;
  • Oversee the issuance of licenses and construction permits and monitor implementation of petroleum price controls;
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of regulations and service quality standards, through planning and coordination of field inspections and compliance audits in collaboration with other technical departments;
  • Oversee the resolution of stakeholder complaints and disputes in the downstream petroleum sub-sector;
  • Develop accountability structures, oversee periodic and ad hoc reporting, and monitor the performance indicators for the Department;

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • A Bachelor ’s degree in engineering, petroleum sciences, economics, finance, business administration or management from a recognized university;
  • A Masters degree in any of the above disciplines from a recognized university;
  • Registration with the relevant professional body;
  • Have at least 10 years experience in the petroleum industry; four of which should be at a policy or strategy making level.
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of the current issues relating to the petroleum industry in the country;
  • Outstanding team and decision making skills;
  • Proven leadership and people management skills;
  • Well developed analytical, communication, presentation, report writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a highly principled person of unquestionable integrity;
  • Have excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.
  • For this senior management position, our client will offer a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to play a key role in the regulation of this key sector of the economy.

    Applications

    ERC is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants and persons with disability who possess the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

    Applications including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, the names and addresses of three professional referees and copies of educational and professional certificates should be forwarded to:

    Email: dperc@khigroup.com

    or postal address

    Hawkins Associates Ltd
    Human Resources Consultants
    215, Muthangari Rd, Lavington
    P.O. Box 30684 00100
    Nairobi

    Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 13th February 2015 by 5:00pm.


    ICRC Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

    It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

    The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

    It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in Africa.

    The Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the position mentioned below, who will be based in Nairobi.

    Cooperation Officer

    The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.

    Responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation the partnership objectives/activities with the Kenya Red Cross (KRCS), Tanzania Red Cross (TRCS) and Djibouti Red Crescent (DRCS);
  • Under the guidance of the Cooperation Assistant, contributes to the capacity building and relationship development of all three national societies;
  • Conducts joint field monitoring visits with the national societies.
  • Represents the Cooperation Department in the event that both the Cooperation
  • Coordinator and the Cooperation Assistant are not available;
  • Ensures programmatic secretarial support to the Nairobi Regional Cooperation Department;
  • Serves as the Department’s Unit Records Manager;
  • Supports the participation of representatives of the NS in institutional international and Movement related fora;
  • Manages national society funds and medals;
  • Contributes information to the drafting of various departmental reports, including operational and quarterly reports;
  • Writes/drafts mission reports and minutes of meetings as required.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma or University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; knowledge in French would be added advantage;
  • Computer literate.

    Other Requirements:

  • Good organizational, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Flexibility to work under pressure.

    2. Database Administrator

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the Innovations Manager.

    He/she will maintain and regularly update the Economic Security implementation database tables and extract summary pivot table as required and analyse the extracted data.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the innovations manager, test the data collection tools and conduct statistical analysis
  • Train other Economic Security / Generalist field officers in the field on using of mobile data collection devices in the filed for collecting the data,
  • Supervise and support the field data entry teams and remotely monitor the surveys and clean and validate the datasets as they are streamed from the field,
  • Work closely with the survey teams to provide real time communication support between field officers and the delegation during survey exercises,
  • Conduct visualizations and analysis of data, using both print and web technologies and extract key insights for use by programme managers,
  • Participate in field surveys in Somalia, particularly when dealing with the women headed households,
  • Assist other departments (Risk Management Unit, Health, and Water and Habitat) in the delegation for performing their data analysis,
  • Replace the Economic Security Assistant/programme officer in his/her absence.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in Informational Technology, economics, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science or a related field,
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data,
  • Past experience using online dashboards for data analysis and prior experience working with technology for humanitarian organizations is desirable,
  • Good understanding and knowledge of humanitarian issues and current events in Somalia,
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for engaging with field teams, via telephone and other media and in person,
  • Ability to travel and work in remote and sometimes insecure locations in Somalia,
  • Good command of English and Somali languages.

    3. Economic Security Field Officers – Gedo & Garowe

    (2) Positions

    The field officer is responsible for the management of the Economic Security activities and resources in the areas of assignment.

    S/he conducts assessments, plans interventions as necessary in consultation with the Economic Security team in Nairobi and implements the activities according to department objectives and agreed plan of action.

    S/he reports on the progress and achievements of the programme as required.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date information on the economic security situation in her/his area of assignment and identifies and compiles data on the context: historical, environmental, and political; agro-ecology, livelihoods, markets, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, housing.
  • With the guidance of the Economic Security Coordinator, design a primary data collection exercise adapted to context and resources.
  • Contribute to the set-up and application of assessment and monitoring systems and to evaluations including: Identification of SMART indicators, draft data collection tools and sampling approaches for quantitative/qualitative surveys, advice on teams composition and logistic and resources arrangements, participate directly in the collection of the data, contribute to data analysis, use a participatory approach in field visits and interactions with communities and other stakeholders (authorities, public and technical services, other agencies etc.), debrief supervisor and enumerator teams and compile their feedback on the data collection exercise.
  • Contribute to the response analysis of different Economic Security interventions: Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis, appropriateness and feasibility.
  • Provide inputs to the drafting of the ICRC Planning for Results (PfR), including Economic Security objectives.
  • Contribute to the design of a project or programme: description of inputs, activities, timeframe, outputs and outcomes, identification of SMART indicators, identification of risks and actions to mitigate the risks.
  • Manage the logistics, targeting and implementation of distribution/delivery activities of inputs and services.
  • Coach and motivate the ICRC assistants and SRCS volunteers under her/his supervision and ensures that a good atmosphere is maintained within the Economic
  • Security department and with the other ICRC departments through adequate communication.

    Experience Required

  • University degree in Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, Sociology, Animal Production, Veterinary Science or related fields,
  • 6 years’ work experience in a similar field,
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Somali,
  • Team leadership skills,
  • Very good analytical skills,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment.

    4. Mental Health and Psychosocial Consultant

    The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.

    Job Profile:

    The MHPSS consultant will carry out an assessment concerning the scope, impact and consequences of sexual violence in Mathare, Korogocho, Dandora and Huruma (Nairobi).

    This assessment will provide practical recommendations on possible orientations for future programming and activities.

    Responsibilities:

  • Mapping of key actors and institutions that are involved in the response of sexual violence within the community in the targeted area;
  • Examine the methods and effectiveness of existing formal and informal services and structures as perceived by the community, including health and psychosocial services;
  • Identify informal networks and systems that deal with sexual violence;
  • Identify community resources and obstacles to meet the needs of victims of sexual violence, including self-protection mechanisms and also access barriers;
  • Provide more qualitative data and evidence on sexual violence and the level/quality of the available response in both informal and formal structures;
  • Identify attitudes and practices of key actors within the health, psychosocial, security, human rights/protection, and justice sectors/domains and within the community;
  • Identify current needs, concerns, strengths, specific risk factors, vulnerable groups and their needs.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Psychologist or counsellor background with psychosocial experience;
  • Experience working with survivors of violence including sexual violence in developing countries;
  • Experience in humanitarian work and research;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information in a systematic manner;
  • Excellent English and Kiswahili writing and oral skills;
  • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills.

    Other Requirements:

  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Experience working in different cultures and contexts is an asset.

    Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the head of Human Resources on the below address, before 13th February, 2015.

    (Indicate the position title on the subject line).

    Please include; Detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Certificates, Current and Expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

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

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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

    E-mail: nai_hr@icrc.org


    AA of Kenya Corporate Business Executives and Debt Collector Job Vacancies

    The AA of Kenya is a Motoring Organization with a rich heritage, a countrywide network and International affiliation and provides a wide range of motoring services with road safety as the guiding principle.

    Our members include Individuals, Corporate, Government of Kenya, Non-Governmental Organizations and the International Community

    1. Corporate Business Executives

    The Association seeks to fill the positions of Corporate Business Executives who will be expected to grow the Association Membership base and to market our wide range of motoring related services.

    Requirements:

  • A Degree with 4 years marketing experience or a Diploma in Marketing with 5 years experience.
  • Proven experience in developing and building collaborative business relationships and managing clients at corporate level.
  • Proven ability in designing and developing products and services to fulfill a dynamic market
  • High quality organizational, interpersonal, planning and Dynamic, proactive and self motivated with ability to work independently in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Strong working knowledge of e-marketing strategies.
  • Experience in the service or insurance industry will be an added advantage.

    2. Debt Collector

    Requirements

  • Minimum CPA II
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • Good communication, data analysis and numerical skills
  • Result oriented, self motivated and energetic
  • IT literacy and good knowledge of accounting packages
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict timelines

    If you meet these requirements, please submit your application together with detailed curriculum vitae, 3 referees and all relevant attachments via Email:

    jobs@aakenya.co.ke.

    Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    Applications must reach us by 14th February 2015.


    Norda Industries Supply Chain & Administration Officer Job in Kenya

    Norda Industries Limited

    Supply Chain & Administration Officer

    We seek to recruit a high caliber, results-oriented and self-driven experienced supply chain professional with administration experience to join our team.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with production & quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers and appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality & delivery requirements, as well as undertake negotiations and materials scheduling.
  • Participate in the co-ordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly & timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Coordinate supply chain management activities with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production and quality assurance.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as 5R’s i.e. Right Product, Cost, Quality, Delivery and lead times.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments and co-ordinate with customs freight forwarders & government entities to efficiently handle logistics.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste and optimize internal and external customer service.
  • Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the environmental impacts of products, processes, or systems
  • Public relations in all its relevant forms including government organs, city council ,district authorities, security agencies, emergency services and the Press in association with the related functional heads in the company.
  • Timely fulfillment of all company renewals of licenses, permit requirements,
  • Insurance, from various government and company insurance agencies to ensure company is in full compliance with the statutes
  • Monitor activities of the Security team and advice in matters relating to company safety and security.
  • Ensure good premise management by follow up with tenants on any issues on leased premises.
  • Review of leases and contracts with third parties: outsourced services, utility companies, city council etc. including follow up on service delivery issues.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree preferably in Business Administration
  • Must have a diploma in Purchasing and supply chain management.
  • 3-4 years working experience in supply chain/administration in an FMCG
  • Professional certification in purchasing and supplies and added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills

    If you meet the above requirements, kindly send your cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to jobs@norda.biz. by 28th Feb 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Solidarites International Field Coordinator Job in North Horr, Marsabit County, Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Field Coordinator
  • (1 Position)

    Country and Base Assignment: Kenya – Based in North Horr, Marsabit County

    Duration: 1 year

    Starting date: 2nd March 2015

    Context of the position

    Brief overview of Solidarites International work in the country: Solidarités 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.

    How the mission is organized: Solidarités 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 expatriate will be working:

    Main Working Location: 90% working in North Horr (base and visit to project locations) and 10% in Nairobi (coordination/donor meetings upon request).

    Org Chart Position (reporting and functional relationships)

    Line manager: Head of Mission

    Line report(s) on base: all national and expatriate personnel in North Horr

    Functional manager: Security coordinator (for security issues)

    Role and Missions:

    The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission in Kenya for Marsabit county, North Horr district in which Solidarités International intervenes.

    The Field Coordinator in North Horr is responsible for all projects implemented by in Marsabit county.

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

    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.

    Main tasks (Non-exhaustive):

  • Coordination and strategic orientation
  • Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
  • Budget Monitoring
  • Resource management
  • Human resource management
  • Security
  • Financial backer relations / search for funding
  • Internal and external communication
  • Representation

    Education:

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

    Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years increasingly responsible working experience in Project Management and in the NGOs sector
  • At least 2 year of field experience with an NGOs
  • Experience of working in East Africa (esp. Kenya) 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)
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is and added advantage
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage

    How to Apply:

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

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

    Deadline for applications: 20th February 2015.

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

    Solidarités International is an equal opportunity employer


    Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company Drivers Jobs in Kenya

    Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company Limited is a wholly owned company of the county government of Nakuru.

    The Company invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans to fill the vacant position of drivers.

    The positions are on a two year renewable contract.

    Duties/Responsibilities:

  • To drive the Company vehicles as approved,
  • To check the basics in the assigned vehicle and fuel before driving,
  • To keep track of service schedule, insurances and report when service is due,
  • To ensure the vehicle is clean and operational at all times,
  • To report any accidents and breakdowns immediately,
  • To deliver and collect goods and messages as approved,
  • To transport staff and visitors as approved,
  • To ensure the vehicle is in good working condition, report any defects,
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Job Specifications:

  • KCSE D+ or Div. IV and above,
  • Class B, C, E Driving License,
  • Certificate of good conduct,
  • First Aid Certificate,
  • Suitability test certificate,
  • Basic mechanical training,
  • Special Type Driving license stamp is an added advantage.

    Experience and Skills

  • At least five years driving,
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines,
  • Interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Honesty, integrity and reliability.

    Interested candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to:

    The Managing Director,
    Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company,
    P O Box 386-20100,
    Nakuru.

    So as to reach him on or before 13th February 2015.


    Book Keeper / Office Administrator Job in Kenya - Synthecon Sutures Manufacturing

    Vacancy: Book Keeper / Office Administrator

    Synthecon Sutures Manufacturing is a manufacturer of surgical sutures from South Africa.

    Synthecon is establishing a solid reputation in the market as a supplier of quality sutures at affordable prices in South Africa and across the continent.

    In the short time we have been in the Kenyan market, Synthecon has earned the respect of surgeons in public and private hospitals across the country.

    We are seeking suitable candidates to help us to grow within the local market.

    Synthecon is seeking qualified candidates to:

    1. Maintain the accounts, including

  • Balancing the bank accounts
  • Completing and submitting VAT returns
  • Attend to statutory deductions calculations and remittance
  • Preparing monthly cashflow statements
  • Compiling monthly and yearly finance reports
  • Prepare and record expense claims
  • Cheque requisitions and deposits
  • Attend to requests from auditors
  • Manage payroll and issue payslips

    2. Support the Sales team, including

  • Process sales invoices, delivery notes, receipts, credit notes and payments
  • Prepare and pack orders for delivery
  • Dispatch products
  • Stock taking and reporting
  • Debt collection
  • Assist with tender requirements
  • General admin support, filing and record management

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will

  • Have a university degree in finance or other relevant field
  • Be conversant with Quickbooks
  • Be detail-oriented and tenacious
  • Be prepared to work extra hours when required
  • Previous experience from an international pharmaceutical organization will be an added advantage.

    Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and a letter of motivation to info@synthecon.co.za, marked for the attention of the Human Resources Manager. Applications must reach us no later than 6th February 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    The Standard Group Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

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

    The Group is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill the following position:

    Internal Auditor

    The auditor is responsible for timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the approved annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects

    Key Responsibilities

  • Design internal audit procedures & work programs.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy, effectiveness & efficiency of established internal control & procedures.
  • Identify key areas of risk within the organization (Maintain risk register) & propose appropriate controls to mitigate the risks.
  • Discuss audit findings & recommendations with divisional line managers & report significant issues to senior management to improve control environment.
  • Prepare and discuss with audit manager audit reports prepared in line with the approved audit reporting plans.
  • Monitor the timely implementation of the management actions recommended in the audit reports.
  • Liaise with the external auditors & other assurance consultants on internal control issues.
  • Provide senior management with opinion on the adequacy, effectiveness & efficiency of internal controls of the organization.
  • Review the accuracy, timeliness & relevance of financial information & other disclosures provided to management.
  • Conduct Ad-Hoc investigations & reviews as requested by senior management or Finance & Audit committee.
  • Assist in development of internal control culture including training staff around controls.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Degree in Business, Commerce and Professional either in ACCA, CPA, CIA and CISA.
  • Grasp of IASs and IFRSs and other relevant legislation in Kenya.
  • 3 years’ experience in comparable relevant position in a reputable organization
  • Ability to interpret figures, mentor other staff and train new audit staff.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrate a high degree of competence and capabilities in internal audit in a busy environment
  • Experience in budget processes and financial reporting
  • Proficient in computer applications; strong emphasis on data and working in computerized environment.

    If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website at; The Standard Group Internal Auditor Job in Kenya to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 7th February 2015.

    Please note that Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


    OGRA Foundation HIV / AIDs Senior Program Officer / Program Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Background:

    OGRA Foundation is a tax-exempt Kenyan Non-governmental Organization registered in 2004.

    It is one of Western Kenya’s leading Non-Governmental Organizations active in 4 counties, namely Kisumu, Vihiga, Siaya and Homa-bay.

    OGRA Foundation, in partnership with Ministry of Health and ICAP of Colombia University is currently implementing a comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment Project in Muhoroni Sub-County, Kisumu County.

    This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    In addition, in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society, the Foundation is implementing the Global Fund for HIV round 10 project targeting communities in Kisumu and Vihiga Counties.

    OGRA Foundation is currently looking for able professional to fill the following position in the organization:

    Senior Program Officer / Program Manager- HIV/AID

    The position is based in Kisumu with frequent travels to Muhoroni Sub-County and Vihiga County.

    Overall Job Function:

    The Senior Program Officer is a member of the Senior Management team and oversees field programmatic activities and site support for efficient delivery of quality services both in the ICAP supported and the KRCS/Global Fund supported projects.

    This position reports to the Executive Director.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at OGRA Foundation-supported facilities
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of TB/HIV activities at OGRA Foundation- supported facilities
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of provider-initiated counseling and testing activities at OGRA Foundation-supported facilities
  • To provide on-going supervision of OGRA Foundation-supported HIV related programs
  • To participate in training and mentorship of site facility staff
  • To participate in designing programs to assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of HIV care and treatment as well as community programs
  • To liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program
  • To prepare and/or review budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers related to the project
  • To offer additional leadership and technical support to the OGRA Foundation program team as may be assigned by the Executive Director.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or related degree
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), MBA, Masters in Project Planning and Management or an equivalent advanced relevant degree
  • 5 years of experience managing donor-funded health and/or HIV programs in the public sector
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with relevant Government Ministries and departments.
  • Computer literate
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to community health and development
  • Be a good team player with leadership skills

    Application Procedure

    Interested applicants are invited to send their applications detailing current and expected salary and a CV with contact details of three referees to the:

    Human Resource Manager
    OGRA Foundation
    P.O. Box 3050-40100
    Kisumu

    Clearly marking the application with position applied for.

    Applications can also be emailed to recruitment@ografoundation.org with the position applied for as the subject line by Tuesday 10th February 2015 latest 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


    Clinic Nurse (KARP) Job in Kenya - Homa Hills Community Development Organization

    Job Title: Clinic Nurse (KARP)

    Homa Hills Community Development Organization is a medium-sized national NGO located in North Rachuonyo district.

    Its major partners include CRS Kenya, USAID Aphia Plus and MONSANTO research organizations.

    HHCDO stives to empower communities living in Karachuonyo in terms of their civic responsibilities, economic independence, food security, environmental conservation, public health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support for a just and equitable society.

    Its overriding role is to build community capacity to facilitate sustainable development to support vulnerable groups.

    We seek to fill the following vacancy and invite qualified, dedicated and self-motivated applicants.

    Clinic Nurse (KARP)

    Reporting to the Project Coordinator in the HIV/AIDS care.

    You will offer support to the CCC team in the provision of dignified and quality medical care to persons and their families affected by HIV/AIDs.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include;

  • Assist the HIV clinic team in the daily provision of medical care including provision of Anti retroviral therapy (ART)
  • Perform triage counselling, nutrition counseling and coordinate the scheduling of clients.
  • Flag patients for appropriate laboratory evaluation.
  • Assist other clinic staff with clinic procedures.
  • Interact with ART patients in a clinic setting to encourage adherence with medications and provide counseling and support to HIV patients and their care givers.
  • In collaboration with the community team coordinate community follow up of patients initiated on ART.
  • Collect data appropriately and report accordingly monthly.
  • Participate in community mobilization and education regarding HIV/AIDS, its causes and prevention, treatment, and follow-up of patients in the community for adherence and HBC, and therapy options at CCC level. This task will include organizing seminars, small-groups, and large meetings, mostly in community settings, composed of local leaders and stakeholders.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all activities to preserve the dignity of all patients.
  • Perform counseling to all clients who require the same and their caregivers.
  • Visit patients and affected families in their home setting to monitor ART adherence, side-effects and OIs. Direct community contact with HIV patients, caregivers and volunteers is the focus of this position.
  • Formal reporting of these activities is required, including completing Home Visit Forms.
  • Train and supervise CHVs and healthcare professionals to assist in the provision of community and HBC to HIV-infected patients. This training will include basic principles of ART, nutrition, and home visitation.
  • Coordinate and participate in Treatment Preparation Seminars (TPS) for patients beginning ART and those on 2nd Line regimen.
  • Mentor new volunteers and nursing aides.
  • Carry out any other duties deemed necessary by your supervisor and the organization.

    Desired qualifications include;

  • Diploma in KRCHN
  • Has valid license with the Nursing council of Kenya.
  • Knowledge of basic counseling
  • 2 years’ experience in a CCC setting
  • Experience in a similar project is an added advantage

    Applications (stating current and expected salary) for the above vacancy should be addressed to the undersigned so as to reach him by close of business Friday, February 13th 2015 by COB

    All applications should be in the form of a single attachment containing both the cover letter, and CV Only (in MS Word or PDF format)

    Homa Hills strives to provide the space and encourages all staff to be innovative and think beyond their Job Descriptions to create opportunities for themselves and the organization

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Homa Hills Community Development Organization
    P.O. Box 760-40300,
    Homa Bay.

    E-mail: hhcdo.jobs@homahills.or.ke


    Center for Victims of Torture Nairobi Logistics Officer Job in 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: Nairobi Logistics Officer

    Purpose of the Position

    Being accountable to the Country Director, this position contribute in CVT Program implementation and ensure that the project timeline is respected and that indicator targets are achieved by assisting the Logistics Officer to perform following main tasks:

  • Maintenance of CVT equipments and facilities
  • Supplies’ Management and Procurement
  • Transportation and fleet management
  • Supervision of drivers
  • Provides Logistics support to other CVT programs in Kenya
  • Assist the CD in the Security Management of the organization.

    Maintenance of equipment and facilities

    Under the supervision of the country director and in coordination with the Admin/HR Officer, the Logistics Officer will be accountable for:

  • Prepare and keep an inventory of all CVT properties
  • An update inventory of all CVT assets, both in office, and project field sites
  • Make sure all CVT equipment are ready and in good condition to be used for the project objectives
  • Supervise and carry on gardener’s performance evaluation according to the CVT national staff policy
  • Make sure all CVT assets and equipment are normally used and under standard safety conditions

    Follow up and control of contracts with outside providers of services if needed: carpenters, plumbers, masons, electricians, technicians, etc.

    This includes all services provided to office and project sites (Electricity, water, internet)

    Verify all tasks contracted have been done with respect to the terms of contracts, and are well done.

    Supplies’ Management and Procurement

    Under the supervision of the country director in coordination with Finance Controller, the Logistics Officer will be accountable for:

  • Respect of CVT procurement and financial policy
  • Every expenditure need to be approved by the director or designate
  • Regular program, office and house supplies procurement.
  • Negotiation of good prices for any service provided and for any purchase in the interest of CVT
  • Make sure quotations are collected (at least) 3 for all purchases exceeding KES 20,000.
  • Maintain and update the database for vendors and suppliers

    Transportation and fleet management

    The Logistics Officer is accountable for:

  • Rational management and control of fuel expenditure, insurances, servicing and maintenance for CVT vehicles and generator in Nairobi by keeping actualized the Logbooks
  • Manage Vehicles’ repair, servicing and maintenance according to good standard of safety
  • Ensure that all CVT vehicles are in order, actualized licenses and insurances.
  • Provides transport alternatives when extraordinary activities require to hire taxi services
  • Maintain and update the database for the management of fuel, maintenances, servicing and other utilities.

    Supervision of drivers

    In coordination with the Admin/HR Officer, the Psychotherapist/Trainer and the Physiotherapist Trainer or persons delegated by them, the Logistics Officer will be accountable for:

  • Prepare a schedule and a planning on a daily, weekly and/or monthly for drivers’ assignment and affectation on cars
  • Monitoring of cars’ movements effectively and making sure that the usage of project vehicles are prioritized for project works
  • Drivers’ coordination for a smoother running of the program
  • Supervise the drivers of the rental vehicles or taxi and ensure they execute their work as agreed on the vehicle rental contract or designated service to be provided
  • Supervise and carry on driver’s and other supervisees performance evaluations according to the CVT National staff policy

    Provides Logistics support to other CVT programs in Kenya

    In coordination with the Field Coordinator and the Logistics Officer in Dadaab, the Logistics Officer is accountable for providing support in all the logistics areas that need to be organized and executed from Nairobi including:

  • Servicing and maintenance of vehicles and other equipment
  • Procurement of items
  • Transport of items
  • Security coordination and advice

    Assist the CD in the Security Management of the organization

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Logistics Officer will be accountable for:

  • Respect and apply the security protocols and advice the CD on amendments due to existing security conditions.
  • Train staff on security matters.
  • Attend and represent CVT in NGOs security meetings
  • Advise staff, previous approval from CD, on security concerns regarding their movements/travels
  • Alert staff on any upcoming security concerns through mail/sms
  • Tracking CVT vehicles movement through tracking system/phone when out of the office
  • Report to the CD on matters of security concern
  • Update the CD on the outcome of the security meetings & other upcoming security concerns in our operational areas and in the office.
  • Control and advice private security company according to the context situation and security service agreement.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant education within Procurement, Logistics, Security management and IT.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in Logistics Officer Position in the NGO sector.
  • A strong team player and committed to diversity, equal opportunity and capacity building.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish & maintain harmonious working relationship with coworkers and staff.
  • Ready to travel outside Nairobi

    Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs, including contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to cvtkenyajobs@gmail.com not later than 11th February, 2015.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.


    World Bank Jobs in Kenya

    Job #: 150010 and 141583 respectively

    Background / General Description:

    The World Bank Group

    The World Bank:

    Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions.

    In fiscal year 2014, the WBG committed $65.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $22.2 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members.

    It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

    The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

    IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank, which is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and – as of July 1, 2014 – has introduced fourteen Global Practices (GPs) as well as five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs) to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

    Global Practices & Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas:

    The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water.

    The 5 CCSAs are: Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships.

    The new operating model is part of a broader internal reform aimed at delivering the best of the World Bank Group to our clients, so that together we can achieve the twin goals of (1) ending extreme poverty by 2030, and (2) promote shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in every developing country.

    The “Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience” (SURR) Global Practice:

    Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented pace. Cities generate 80% of global GDP and are key to job creation and the pursuit of shared prosperity.

    Yet one billion city residents live in slums today, and by 2030 one billion new migrants will arrive in cities.

    This concentration of people and assets will exacerbate risk exposure to adverse natural events and climate change, which affects the poor disproportionately.

    The absence of secure land tenure underpins deprivation and is a major source of conflict in the urban and rural space.

    One and a half billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of violence.

    In the absence of services, participative planning and responsive institutions, these trends will result in increased poverty, social exclusion, vulnerability and violence.

    Finally, avoiding a 4-degree warmer world requires drastically reducing the carbon footprint of cities.

    The WBG is in a unique position to support national and sub-national clients to:

    harness urbanization and enable effective land management in support of both growth and poverty reduction; foster social inclusion of marginalized groups; support the responsiveness and fiscal, financial, and management capacities of local governments – cities, municipalities, and rural districts – to deliver local infrastructure and decentralized services; strengthen resilience and risk management related to natural disasters; reduce conflict and violence; scale-up access to finance for sub-national governments; and reduce the carbon footprint of cities.

    The WBG brings a combination of lending ($7-8 billion in annual lending to cities), analytical and advisory services (e.g., social inclusion flagship, urbanization reviews, Sendai dialogue), its growing portfolio of reimbursable advisory services, its convening power (e.g., understanding risk and the land conferences), its leveraging capacity (e.g., guarantees and risk mitigation), and its ability to work with the private sector to tackle the challenges at scale and to effect.

    The SURR GP covers a wide gamut:

    (i) developing green, inclusive and resilient cities;

    (ii) addressing the social inclusion of the poor, vulnerable and excluded groups through accountable institutions, and ensuring compliance with social safeguards;

    (iii) enhancing urban and rural development through supporting and managing the urban-rural transition, assisting local development through developing land tenure, management and information systems; and

    (iv) assisting in disaster risk management through issues of risk assessment, risk reduction (including flood management, urban drainage, coastal management, and retrofitting of infrastructure), disaster preparedness (including hydromet services, early warning systems, and civil defense), risk financing (including CAT-DDO), and resilient reconstruction (including post-disaster damage and loss assessment).

    A key responsibility of the GP is to provide professional expertise and operational support to other GPs to implement the WBG social policies (the WB’s safeguard policies and the IFC’s Performance Standards) to deliver sustainable development results that ensure that any adverse impacts of WBG interventions are limited and mitigated.

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

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Regional/Country/Global Unit Context:

  • The World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GPSURR) has an active work program in the Africa Region, encompassing a large number of IDA operations, a smaller number of middle-income clients, a wide-ranging advisory and analytical program, active partnerships with Regional and Sub-Regional institutions and a large portfolio of around 400 projects under supervision.

  • The Africa Social and Conflict Unit, part of GPSURR, plays a strategic, advisory and knowledge role for the Region and the GP’s work in these areas.

  • The Unit has around 48 staff and two major work streams: support for fragile states and conflict-affected countries; and social development, including implementation of the Bank’s social safeguards policies on resettlement and indigenous peoples.

  • With a rapidly growing lending program, especially the increasing emphasis in relieving infrastructure constraints in the Region, there is a growing demand for safeguards work and the need to strengthen the Region’s capacity to not only assist task teams to meet their safeguard obligations but also to contribute more broadly to the design of operations that are socially sustainable and able to spread the benefits of growth more widely.

  • Kenya is an IDA country with an active and growing portfolio across a wide range of sectors.

  • The Africa Social and Conflict Unit is looking to recruit a local Social Development Specialist for the World Bank’s Nairobi Office to focus on cross-cutting social development issues with a major focus on social safeguards policies.

  • The Social Development Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Program Manager for the Africa Social and Conflict Unit, based in the World Bank’s Washington DC Office.

  • In addition, the Unit has an international Senior Social Development Specialist based in Nairobi who will work closely with the Social Development Specialist to ensure full coverage of the Kenya portfolio and provide guidance and mentoring.

    Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment.

    All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.

    1. Job Title: Social Development Specialist

    Job Family: Social Development

    Job Type: Professional & Technical

    Grade: GF

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Recruitment Type: Local Hire

    Language Requirement: English [Essential]; French [Desired]

    Duties and Accountabilities:

    General Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Carries out responsibilities for a variety of operational tasks, e.g. technical analyses, design of technical assistance interventions, participation in loan negotiations, etc.
  • Employs appropriate methodologies for handling simple and complex procurement tasks and/or issues
  • Participates in developing and implementing sector strategy and assists in country-specific policy work.
  • Participates in missions in area of specialization; provides technical inputs and guidance to counterparts on appropriate scope, technology, costs, etc.; prepares terms of reference for project- or sector-related work.
  • Works independently, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior specialists.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct social safeguard review and support to clients and Bank teams working on the Kenya portfolio.
  • Where appropriate the Social Development Specialist may be asked to support task teams in other countries in the Country Management Unit.
  • In particular, advise and guide Bank teams and client governments on the applicability of, and compliance with, Bank social safeguard policies; supervise and provide technical support to government project agencies on preparation and implementation of social safeguard components; formulate the necessary supporting documentation required internally by the Bank to process projects; and participate in periodic supervision to monitor and ensure compliance with safeguard policies throughout the project phases.
  • Contribute to capacity building for local government agencies, training and other dissemination efforts on social safeguards.
  • Based on demand participate in, or lead, country safeguard reviews. As the safeguard work program permits, contribute to the Unit’s broader social development agenda, including social accountability, social inclusion, youth at risk, gender, and conflict.
  • Travel in-country regularly to support the various lending operations as needed, and if required undertake some limited international travel within the Africa Region.

  • The selected individual will report to the Unit’s Practice Manager.

  • He/she will also be supervised, guided and mentored by the Senior Social Development Specialist in Nairobi, in addition to one of the Unit’s two Lead Social Development Specialists.

  • He/she will be expected to work closely with environment safeguards colleagues working on the Kenya portfolio.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Master's degree with 5 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related social science (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science)
  • Knowledge of World Bank’s social safeguard policies on involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples, as well as the ability to provide advice on social safeguards issues to task teams and clients.
  • Related experience on issues of resettlement including land administration and management and its related compensatory issues, indigenous peoples, or public consultations.
  • Demonstration, through written work and dialogue, of in-depth knowledge of social issues in Kenya.
  • Proven capacity to translate analytical work into policy advice and operational, actionable, recommendations.
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following: public consultations; public hearings; participatory research methods (including observation, surveys); participatory rural and urban appraisal; participatory poverty assessments; participatory monitoring and evaluation; and grievance redress mechanisms.
  • Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, international organizations, development agencies, government counterparts, beneficiaries of Bank projects, and civil society organizations.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments.
  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, poverty alleviation, social development and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; knowledge of French and/or some local languages would be an advantage.

    Competencies:

  • Social Development Implications on Policy, Institutions, and Operations - Familiarity with the implications of social development on policy, institutions, and operations.
  • Analytical Tools for Social Sustainability - Solid experience conducting social development analyses, producing meaningful results, and applying the tools in the course of an operation.
  • Participation and Consultation - Solid experience conducting social development consultative and participatory approaches, and applying the approaches in the course of an operation.
  • Social Safeguards - Familiar with and can apply (under supervision) the social safeguard policies to a situation and identify issues and risks.
  • Integrative Skills - Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.
  • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.
  • Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
  • Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

    2. Job Tittle: Agriculture Economist

    Job Family: Agriculture & Rural Development

    Job #141580

    Job Type: Professional & Technical

    Grade: GF

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Recruitment Type: Local Hire

    Language Requirement: English [Essential]; French [Desired]

    Closing Date: 05-Feb-2015

    Duties and Accountabilities

    The selected candidate will report to GFADR’s Practice Manager covering Central and Southern Africa, Kenya & Rwanda.

    The primary responsibility of the Agriculture Economist will be to provide technical and strategic leadership to the development and implementation of GFADR’s program in Kenya and contribute to program implementation in Rwanda and beyond working closely with the Country Management Unit.

    In particular, the Agricultural Economist will:

  • Contribute as team member to complex operations and lead operations as TTL, both in agriculture and multi-sectoral operations, assuring good quality in all stages of the project cycle;
  • Advise colleagues who are themselves TTLs of demanding operations, providing them with mentoring, advice and support;
  • Work with the Program Leader(s) to identify opportunities to address agricultural issues in the CSD, CPS, country dialogue, CEMs, and multi-sectoral operations. Assure a strategic approach to support for agricultural growth and effectively communicate that to the country team;
  • Identify innovative new opportunities or ways to address existing needs in the agricultural sector, by bringing in experience from other regions and with a wide range of instruments;
  • Remain current with relevant major pieces of analytical work in the profession. Lead or guide key pieces of sectoral Analytical Advisory Activity (AAA);
  • Represent the Bank in fora involving the community of development partners. Provide leadership, either explicit or implicit, in the work of the development partners in the sector;
  • As necessary, represent the Bank and GFADR management at events with sectoral focus that take place in the field;
  • Develop strong client relations and partnership on operational matters and policy dialogue;
  • Work with other units in the department and more broadly in the region and within GFADR in representation of country issues in regional and corporate strategies
  • Work with Government counterparts towards implementing the CAADP framework and the Malabo Declaration at the national level in collaboration with Development Patterns.

    Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agriculture policy, agricultural sciences, rural development, or closely related field with at least six years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in identifying, preparing, appraising and supervising agricultural and rural development projects.
  • Familiarity with the institutional context of Africa, and experience interacting with institutions involved in agriculture and rural development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Government officials and technical staff and with other stakeholders, including farmers and farmer communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct policy dialogue with senior government officials and other stakeholders (communities, NGOs, private sector).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, and ability to produce high quality reports in a timely fashion
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to work cross-sectorally and lead inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Familiarity with World Bank operational policies and procedures.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential; fluency in French is desirable

    Competencies:

  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
  • Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
  • Agriculture Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Solid understanding of agriculture policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
  • Agricultural Sciences - Deep experience applying knowledge (soil, water, crops, livestock, inputs, biotech, disease control, etc.) to policy-related decisions and advice.
  • Agricultural Systems - Production to Consumption - Broad understanding of agricultural value chain and depth in one or more subtopics: research, input supply, on-farm production, organizing and coordinating, processing, distribution, etc.
  • Client Orientation - Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
  • Drive for Results - Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.

    To Apply

    Check; World Bank Jobs in Kenya to apply on line by 5th Feb 2015.


    Study Nurse Job in Kenya - University of Washington TREE Program

    Job Title: Study Nurse

    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 purpose of TREE is to develop and share academic medical expertise that will improve the quality and management of HIV care in Kenya.

    TREE has an outstanding opportunity for a Study Nurse.

    Specific Duties

  • Perform a speculum exam and Pap smear during pregnancy
  • Perform informed consent procedures
  • Perform patient interviews and fill case reporting forms

    Qualifications

  • A diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Experience in cervical cancer screening
  • Experience examining pregnant women
  • Experience treating women with HIV/AIDS

  • Experience in research and informed consent procedures is an added advantage

    Submit your application letter addressed to the Program Director with your daytime telephone contact, telephone contacts of three professional referees, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certificates and testimonials by 6th February, 2015 to treehire@uw.edu


    IOM Nurse Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy No: IOMKE/SVN/004/2015

    Position Title: Nurse

    Position Grade: G4/01

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration of Contract: 6 months with possibility of extension

    Seniority Band: Band IV

    Job Family: Migration Health

    Organizational Unit: Migration Health Department

    Position Rated: Yes

    Subject to Rotation: No

    Reporting Directly to: Head of Mobile and Planning Unit

    Overall Supervision by: Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa

    Managerial Responsibility: No

    Organizational Context and Scope:

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental partners.

    IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa and the direct supervision of the Head of Mobile and Follow-up Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Keeping regular checks on status of medical forms transmitted to Panel Physicians or IOM Offices in close co-ordination with the Head of mobile and follow up unit.
  • Serving as focal point for all enquiries (outside MHAC Nairobi) regarding medical document status of USRP, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other countries’ cases.
  • In the locations where IOM MHD team is not present, ensures smooth transmission of medical forms and follow ups.
  • Assist in coordinating activities of the medical staff assigned to the mobile and planning unit To ensure all procedures are followed as per the MHD protocol.
  • In coordination with the data processing staff assigned to the unit/department, update MiMOSA on continuous basis.
  • Management of the on-hold files in the unit to ensure timely completion and transmission of file. This will involve follow up with laboratory staff, IOM doctors, panel physicians and other consultants to ensure results/reports are received on time.
  • Reception of medical deferrals/furtherance and other requests from JVA, High Commissions, and other agencies.
  • Distribution of the same to IOM doctors and panel physicians in Kenya and the region.
  • Updating mimosa with additional requests.
  • In coordination with MHDs in the region and Panel physicians, gather information on medical holds for USRP, Australia and Canada cases.
  • Support preparation of relevant statistics of the unit in coordination with the data processing staff.
  • Participate in health assessment missions in the region and assist during mission preparations.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Head of Mobile and Planning Follow-up Unit.

    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
  • identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work

    Technical

  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
  • Effectively applies knowledge on migration issues within organizational context
  • Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global and political context

    Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Nursing.
  • Certificate of Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in Clinical Nursing.
  • Mature individual, able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels.
  • Capable of working under stressful and difficult conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Training and experience in TB, STDs, other communicable diseases and migration health is considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience with an international organization and NGOs dealing with refugees would be strong advantage.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

    Languages

    Required

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

    Mode of Application:

    Submit applications’ cover letter and updated CVs, including daytime telephone or e-mail contact to:

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

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

    Closing Date: 5th February, 2015

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


    Kenya Girl Guides Association Regional Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Girl Guides Association

    Positions: Regional Coordinator

    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is a value based youth Association that has a national membership of girls and young women representing every race, ethnicity, culture, class and religion in Kenya.

    KGGA is a member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

    The Association has been active in Kenya since 1920, making it one of the country’s oldest youth Associations.

    KGGA’s mission statement is “To provide opportunity for girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world”

    We are looking for dynamic ladies with ability to coordinate guiding activities in the following Regions/Provinces

  • Nyanza
  • Western
  • Central
  • Coast
  • Nairobi

    Summary of Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Regional County Commissioner representative to deliver quality Guiding in the Region

  • Co-ordinate Girl Guides activities in the province
  • Liaise with Scout/Girl Guide officers in the County Director of Education Offices
  • Establish a database of all trainers, Commissioners , Guide leaders, all guide branches and their populace and update the databases regularly
  • Oversee provincial Guide shops where applicable
  • Submit monthly reports, the provincial census and other reports to meet the established deadlines
  • Assist the Regional County Commissioner representative in developing and sustaining membership in the respective region.
  • Draw an Annual Girl Guide calendar for the province ,give a copy to County Education Office and KGGA
  • Sensitize communities on the Girl Guide movement through regular outreaches
  • Represent the KGGA in forums that may require the participations of the Association
  • Plan training team meetings and events for the province in collaboration with Area Guide Leaders
  • Be involved in the partner projects being implemented in your province and coordinate activities as required.
  • Ensure the expansion of the movement by reaching the “Unreached” districts.
  • Facilitate the establishment of the management of existing local associations and Trefoil Guild in their regions
  • Foster a good image of the Association
  • Perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned to you

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Education or equivalent
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications
  • At least 5 years experience in a management position;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with serial deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and report writing skills
  • Willing to travel extensively within the region.

    If interested and qualified for these positions please send your CV and a cover letter to info@kgga.co.ke by close of business on 6th February, 2015.

    Your CV should include at least two referees who are Guide Leaders.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 20th February 2015.


    Liberty Broker Relations Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    We are a leading insurance services companу affiliated to Libertу Group, a wealth management companу represented in 14 African countries.

    We use our knowledge and action to guide our customers on their journeу to financial freedom.

    We believe in responding to the changing consumer and market needs through innovative solutions and technologicallу efficient processes.

    To help us advance this goal, we are seeking talented, self motivated and skilled individuals of high personal integritу to fill the positions of:

    1. Broker Relations and Agencу Administrative Officer

    Mombasa Branch

    The incumbent will coordinate and provide business support to the Agencу Manager, agents and customers, ensuring smooth link of agencу offices to Ηead Office.

    Jоb Obјесtіvеѕ

  • To pre underwrite new business and capture new policу proposals as per the requirements and standards of the Companу.
  • To coordinate the branch activities
  • To assist the agencу manager with monitoring branch performance.
  • To collate branch management information from different sources to monitor branch performance.
  • To provide administration support to agents and agencу managers bу ensuring qualitу checks of new business to minimise risk
  • To Provide customer service support to clients as per requests submitted, via phone calls, emails from agents, or from walk-in clients to ensure business retention
  • To follow up on lodgements to ensure new business conversion for the branch.
  • To provide administrative support to the branch all round bу ensuring neat and conducive work environment and ensure safety of Company propertу, as well as proper use of office stationaryу

    Rеquіrеmеntѕ

  • Universityу degree in a business related field
  • Office administration certification is an advantage
  • Minimum 1 уear administration eхexperience in a financial service industrу
  • Good understanding of insurance products
  • Good understanding of the operating sуstems (SDT and Service Desk)
  • Tесhnісal јоb Rеlatеd Skіllѕ:
  • Administration support
  • customer Liaison
  • building customer loуaltу
  • risk awareness and written communication

    2. Business Development Manager – Broker Relations

    Reporting to the General Manager Group business, the BDM will solicit business from brokers and develop, maintain and enhance business relationships in order to increase and retain market share in the eхisting and Emerging Consumer Market.

    Jоb Obјесtіvеѕ

  • To conduct recruitment of qualitу brokers in accordance to the set requirements, to ensure profitabilitу, grow Libertу Life foot-print and ensure sustainable business development.
  • To conduct continuous product training of brokers and representatives in order to ensure product knowledge and professionalism is upheld and clients are advised appropriatelу to avoid misrepresentation.
  • To achieve the set sales targets in order to contribute to the overall growth and profitabilitу of the business.
  • To build sustainable relationships with brokers, worksites and other relevant stakeholders in order to drive and retain business.
  • To conduct a competitor analуsis of the market to ensure responsiveness and gain the competitive edge.
  • To facilitate and track the effective and efficient processing and servicing of new and eхisting business with internal and eхternal stakeholders in line with Service Level Agreements.
  • To ensure timelу lodging and paуment of new business through various premium paуment modes.
  • To manage activityу and report statistical information (MIS) to enable the management of the keу business indicators.
  • To ensure continuous compliance of brokers in response to changes in the regulatorу environment.
  • To motivate brokers and other intermediaries for continued support and enhance relationships.

    Rеquіrеmеntѕ

  • Degree in business and a minimum qualification in insurance (COP, LOMA, CIP or progress in ACII)
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing (Desirable)
  • 5 уears sales eхperience in the insurance industrу and 3 уears in a broker sales environment
  • Knowledge of Relevant legislation IRA, AKI, AIBK, RBA
  • Knowledge of Broker business - Risk & Investment Management
  • Financial services industrу knowledge

    Cоmреtеnсу Rеquіrеmеntѕ

  • Relating and Networking
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Eхpectations
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Planning and Organising
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking

    How to Apply

    If уou meet the requirements for anу of the above positions, please send an email application together with detailed and updated CV and contacts of three professional references to hr@libertуlife.co.ke bу 6th Feb 2015.

    Please specifу the position уou are interested in on the Subject.


    KASNEB Jobs in Kenya

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

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

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

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

    1. Director of Examinations

    Ref: HRA/EX/DEX/2015

    (Re-Advertisement)

    The Director of Examination is the head the Examination Division and will be expected to provide strategic leadership, expert advice and input to develop and implement examination policies and procedures to deliver efficient and effective examination services and maintain the integrity and security of examinations.

    Reporting to the Secretary and Chief Executive, the Director of Examinations will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development, review and implementation of KASNEB examinations syllabuses, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Ensuring continuous integrity and security of examinations and ensuring high professional standards.
  • Coordinating the examination research and development process.
  • Effective and efficient administration and processing of examinations.
  • Managing the development and implementation of quality assurance programmes in examinations.
  • Overseeing the implementation of ISO Quality Management Systems in the Division.
  • Managing the divisional budget.
  • Preparing Board papers on examination matters.
  • Providing leadership and effective supervision to staff in the division.
  • Formulating and implementing an appropriate risk management policy for the division.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Secretary and Chief Executive from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, commerce, business administration or related disciplines from recognised university.
  • A Masters degree in education, commerce, business administration or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • A KASNEB professional qualification.
  • Demonstrable skills in curriculum development, test development, test measurement and management of examinations.
  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in education or examination management in a senior management position.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Must satisfy the provisions of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Key Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

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

    2. Director of Information Communication Technology

    Ref: HRA/ICT/DICT/-2015

    (Re-Advertisement)

    The Director of Information Communication Technology is the Head of the ICT Division and will be expected to provide strategic leadership and expert advice and input and deliver efficient and effective ICT services and ensure integrity and security of information systems.

    Reporting to the Secretary and Chief Executive, the Director of Information Communication Technology will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development, implementation and regular review of information communication technology strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring a robust and secure management information system for operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordination and maintenance of the security and integrity of ICT Systems.
  • Gathering and dissemination of technical information on computer security incidents, vulnerabilities and security fixes as well as issuing alerts and warnings.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of ICT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • Liaising with government agencies and other industry entities to ensure compliance with ICT regulatory requirements and relevant International Standards.
  • Overseeing the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of ICT related items.
  • Providing leadership in the division.
  • Preparing and managing the divisional budget.
  • Ensuring adequate risk management.
  • Overseeing the implementation of ISO Quality Management System in the division.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Secretary and Chief Executive from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information communication technology or related disciplines from a recognised university.
  • A Masters degree in computer science, information communication technology or related disciplines from a recognised university.
  • Professional ICT qualification from a reputable professional body and a member in good standing of a relevant professional body.
  • At least ten (10) years relevant ICT experience in a senior management position.
  • Thorough understanding of automated examination systems will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of the CICT qualification offered by KASNEB will be an added advantage.
  • Must satisfy the provisions of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Key personal attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

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

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 6th February 2015.

    Those who had applied in response to the advertisements in 2013 may re-apply.

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

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

    KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer.

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


    ILFA Flagship Programme Legal Internships in London, Paris and Dubai

    ILFA Flagship Programme (Placements in London, Paris & Dubai)

    Applications are invited for the 3 months’ advanced training and work experience placements starting in September 2015 in leading law firms or corporate legal departments in London, Dubai or Paris.

    ILFA Flagship programme facilitates interchange opportunities for African lawyers to take part in a three-month secondment programme in law offices of international law firms and corporations based in London, Paris, and Dubai.

    Additionally, the programme provides an academic enrichment series that incorporates training modules on various topics relevant to the African legal sector.

    Finally, the ILFA lawyers undergo intense seminars at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities

    Applications are to be submitted online through the website at; ILFA Flagship Programme Legal Internships in London, Paris and Dubai

    Online application will open on Monday, 2 February 2015

    Deadline for applications: Thursday, 2nd April 2015.

    More about ILFA:

    ILFA’s mission is to build legal excellence in Africa by providing access to advanced legal training, networking opportunities and education for African lawyers and senior professionals engaged in the negotiation of complex transactions in Africa.

    ILFA furthers its mission through its Flagship Programme; which has been described as “simple yet impactful”.

    Placements offer an annual curriculum of the most relevant parts of the participating law firms’ existing training programmes.

    These include the following practice areas: complex services, litigation, intellectual property, project finance, and sovereign debt.

    A wide variety of industries are covered from mining to construction, banking to oil & gas.


    Lamu Teachers Sacco CEO and Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

    Lamu Teachers Sacco invites applications from interested and suitable candidates to fill the following positions at the Sacco.

    1. Position: Chief Executive Officer

    Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum qualification of University degree in B.COM, BBA, BA, with good understanding of financial matters (CPA (K) Finalist).
  • Over five (5) years experience in a busy co-operative institution and in managerial position.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, communication, interpersonal, networking analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to work within timelines and proven track record of achievement.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be at least 35 years of age and above.
  • Must be a member of a professional body for example ICPAK.

    2. Position: Internal Auditor

    Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Diploma in Co-op Audit, Business Management or Co-op Management
  • CPA (K) is mandatory
  • At least 5 years experience in Co-operative movement, Micro Finance or a Credit
  • Department of a Financial Institution
  • Computer Literate
  • Aged between 25-40 years

    NB: All applications should reach the undersigned on or before Tuesday, 10th February, 2015.

    Also attach copies of your certificates, ID, Detailed CV and other testimonials, Daytime telephone number.

    The Chairman
    Lamu Teachers Sacco Society Ltd
    P. 0. Box 110-80500,
    Lamu

    Tel No. 042 4633094/ Mobile No. 0703 613 589

    Email: info@lamusacco.co.ke


    UNMISS Movement Control Assistant Job Vacancy

    United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

    Post Open For Kenyan Nationals Only

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply

    Movement Control Assistant

    Grade GL4, Nairobi

    VA No: UNMISS-GS-14-085

    This post is located in the Movement Control Section, United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the assigned unit or detachment.
  • Assist in the development and submission of passenger and cargo load plans; supervise loading teams to ensure instructions, regulations, security, timelines and safety measures are enforced;
  • Assist in processing of passengers through immigration, customs and/or health facilities;
  • Participate in ensuring vendor invoices from ground handling companies are verified for accuracy and submitted for payment in a timely manner;
  • Assist in coordination with relevant authorities the processing of aircraft landing permits;
  • Ensure dangerous goods are transported in accordance with applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations;
  • Manage and coordinate the movement of shipments via Nairobi by other modes of transport, including customs clearance if required;
  • Handling of passenger and cargo movement documents. Cargo or luggage handling may require or may include the physical action of lifting and carrying the cargo as required, monitoring and ensuring the delivery of cargo and /or passenger luggage and ensuring communication of details to all concerned parties;
  • Ensure the necessary air terminal instructions and briefings are provided to passengers;
  • Prepare, compile and maintain the daily situation reports and monthly passenger and cargo statistics;
  • Assist in the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, while remaining aware of safety procedure standards with respect to aircraft refueling, use of cell phones and approaching aircraft;
  • Coordinate Aircraft Fuelers, Cabin-cleaners and loaders to enable on-time departures;
  • Prepare, process and follow-up on administrative arrangements with respect to staff official travel;
  • Ensure flight documents are completed and provided to the crew in a timely manner;
  • Provide general office support services such as drafting routine correspondence and the distribution to various officials;
  • Act as air terminal supervisor in the absence of supervisor;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Important note: The post requires the incumbent to work shifts or alternate schedules which will include weekends and evenings.

    Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Ability to manage processes, maintain accurate records in administrative fields;
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Client Orientation: Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with supervisors and colleagues;
  • Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally;

    Qualifications:

    Education:

  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary education or specialized training in a technical institution is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or work experience in a busy international airport is an added advantage.

    Experience:

  • At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the air transport and/or logistic operations fields and a high level of demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with UN/NGO or other International bodies is an added asset.
  • Language skills: Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

    Other skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

    Other Requirements:

  • Valid driving license
  • Certificate in the Movement of Dangerous Goods by any mode of transportation preferable
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and database management.

    Candidates should submit with their applications the following documents:

  • Cover Letter (Application letter);
  • The United Nations Personal History form (P-11)
  • Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diploma;
  • Birth Certificate and Government ID and/or National passport
  • Three (3) letters of reference from former employers or academic instructors.

    By email: All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and Must include ONLY the VA No in the subject line of their email. E.g. UNMISS-GS-14-085 and apply to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline: Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

    Deadline: 11th February 2015

    Applications received after the deadline (11 February 2015) will not be considered.


    Mombasa Hospital Resident Radiologist, Emergency & ICU Resident Doctor, Assistant Laboratory Manager, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Works Superintendent Jobs in Kenya

    The Mombasa Hospital, established in 1891, is one of the leading health care institution in the Mombasa County.

    The Hospital is seeking qualified Kenyan Citizens to fill the following positions:

    1) Resident Radiologist

    This is a full-time position in a busy Radiology Department.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Provision of quality radiological services to both outpatients and inpatients.
  • He/she will be expected to be an active member of the health care team in the hospital and contribute to the continuing professional development programs of the hospital.
  • Provide expertise in the investigation and reporting of general radiology cases.
  • Provide specialist service in areas including cross sectional radiology, ultrasound, computerized tomography and invasive procedures.
  • Participate in the planning, management, audit and development of clinical Radiology Services.

    Requirements

  • MBChB.
  • Post graduate degree and specialist recognition in diagnostic Radiology and imaging medicine (M. Med in Radiology or equivalent).
  • At least three years experience of General Radiology, ultrasound and CT.
  • Registered with the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board.
  • Must be responsible, flexible, a team player and should be ready to work under minimum supervision.

    2) Emergency and ICU Resident Doctor

    Key Tasks

  • Taking care of critically ill patients in ER-OP and ICU before handing over to relevant concerned specialists.
  • Assessment/Resuscitation/Stabilization and escort of critically ill patients on transit to ICU and elsewhere.
  • Training and advising OPD staff on best critical care practices amongst others.

    Requirements

  • MBChB.
  • Master of Medicine or equivalent in Anaesthesia/emergency medicine would be an added advantage.
  • ACLS / ATLS certification is mandatory.
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • 3 to 5yrs hands on experience in Emergency Room, Operating Theatre, High Dependency Unit and/or ICU.

    3) Assistant Laboratory Manager

    Key Tasks

  • Deputize Laboratory Manager and assist in organization of all technical, operational and administrative activities of the Laboratory and ensure accurate diagnosis for treatment of patients.
  • Actively participate in implementation of Quality Management System and nurture a culture of continuous improvement of the laboratory service
  • Coordinate and participate in the performance and interpretation of complex tests.
  • Set up, evaluate and operate current and new equipment and apparatus required for specific laboratory tests and assume adequate responsibility to maintain them including preventive maintenance.
  • Evaluate collected laboratory data and prepare reports assessing accuracy, completeness, timeliness, progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Collaborating with laboratory staff in developing and documenting appropriate policies and procedures for their activities amongst others.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Evidence of continuing medical education in sub-specialties of laboratory medicine.
  • Vast knowledge of quality assurance procedures applicable to Laboratory.
  • Registered and licensed with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technician and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
  • Membership of the respective professional society/societies.
  • 5 years progressive working experience in Laboratory Management in a busy hospital.

    4) Medical Laboratory Technologist

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in medical laboratory from a recognized institution.
  • Registered member of the Medical Laboratory Technician and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
  • Have a minimum of 3 years post qualification practical experience in a busy hospital set up.
  • Computer literate.
  • Willing to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to take up the job immediately.

    5) Works Superintendent

    Key Tasks

  • Head of Works Section and responsible for Maintenance of Hospital Buildings, Water Supply, Furniture and Fixtures.
  • Design and interpretation of construction drawings and building plans.
  • Supervision of work performance of craftspeople in their various skills.
  • Planning and costing of scheduled works.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of external contractors on site.

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Building Construction or related field.
  • A Higher Diploma and/or a Bachelors Degree in relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant working experience in supervising maintenance work, preferably in a Hospital environment.

    Applications enclosed with detailed CVs and copies of all certificates and testimonials and names of three referees should be submitted to:

    The Human Resource Officer,
    The Mombasa Hospital,
    P.O Box 90294,
    Mombasa GPO 80100

    Email: recruit@mombasahospital.com

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 11th February 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nation Media Group Jobs in Kenya

    Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, electronics and digital media.

    It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

    1. Job Title: Graphic Designers

    Job Ref: HR-GD-01-2015

    It seeks to consolidate this position by recruiting two Graphic Designers for our Advertising Department.

    Key result areas will include:

  • Create inspiring, innovative adverts and layouts for the newspaper within set deadlines;
  • Interpreting and translating situations and ideas into graphics; managing production of all print work from conception to completion;
  • Downloading graphics and co-ordinates from the agents’ servers/sites and translating them into usable formats;
  • Liaising closely with other graphic sections in the Group for synergies;
  • Responsible for the quality of execution and quality of thinking through the creative process for final sign off;
  • Keeping abreast with development in the graphics world through reading, research and consulting;
  • Maintain cutting edge industry knowledge.

    Competencies:

  • Good Interpersonal Skills;
  • Strong conceptual skills;
  • Customer Service oriented.

    Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art / Design or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator);
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience;
  • Willingness to work in any County/Region;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines.

    2. Sales & Distribution Assistants

    Job Ref- HR-SDA-01-2015

    We are seeking to recruit experienced and self- motivated individuals to the positions of Sales and Distribution Assistants.

    The positions are available in Nairobi, Kiambu, Nyeri, Mwingi, Mombasa, Malindi and Garissa region and the successful candidates will facilitate the sales and distribution of NMG’s print products in the assigned territories.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Growing the Group’s copy sales within location of work in order to increase revenue for the group;
  • Expansion of market reach;
  • Facilitation of market demands and enabling responsiveness;
  • Delivery of results as per targets and keeping pace in a highly competitive environment;
  • Customer service to agents and distributors;
  • Business planning and reporting;
  • Monitoring sales volumes and payments thereof.

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • At least a Diploma in Sales or Marketing;
  • At least 1 years’ experience in sales and distribution;
  • Good understanding of the market and the potential for sales and growth
  • Riding experience with a valid motorcycle license;
  • Learn and work independently with capability to withstand pressure;
  • Willingness to be a part of our corporate values and culture;
  • Proven computer skills.

    Applicants who are residents of the indicated regions are encouraged to apply. If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to Nation Media Group Jobs in Kenya on or before 8th February, 2015.

    N/B: We shall only contact the shortlisted candidates.


    HACO Tiger Brands (EA) Ltd Marketing Director Job in Kenya

    Opportunity to Excel: Marketing Director

    Ref.: MD I I I I 5

    HACO Tiger Brands (EA) Ltd is a subsidiary of Tiger Brands International Limited, the branded fast-moving consumer goods company that operates mainly in East Africa and other emerging markets.

    Tiger Brands is a public company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

    Our vision is to be the world’s most admired branded FMCG business in Africa.

    As part of ongoing focus on business growth, the company is seeking to recruit a highly driven, results oriented and dynamic business executive to fill the role of Marketing Director.

    Key responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Defend and grow the market share;
  • Develop and implement a 5 year marketing strategy in line with the overall company strategy;
  • Develop and implement a clear innovation strategy to build HTB portfolio; and
  • Effectively utilise marketing budgets and lead high performing teams.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • Bachelors degree in a Business related field/Marketing with relevant post graduate qualifications.
  • MBA will be an added advantage;
  • A member of CIM or MSK;
  • At least seven (7) years senior management experience and proven experience in a busy FMCG, service or retail environment;
  • Preferably widely travelled and work experience within the EAC / COMESA region;
  • Results focused, innovative, problem solver and committed to building relationships;
  • Action oriented and quick decision maker in response to changing environment;
  • Ability to influence and persuade others to action;
  • A firm and goal oriented leader who motivates, trains and engages the teams for results; and
  • A Kenyan Citizen.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number (Ref.: MD I I I I 5) on your application letter.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 11th February, 201 5 addressed to:

    The Director
    Executive Selection Division
    Deloitte Consulting Limited
    Email: esd@deloitte.co.ke


    Top Chefs Culinary Institute Kitchen Lecturer and Technician Jobs in Kenya

    Top Chefs Culinary Institute

    2. Kitchen Lecturer

  • For our specialized Culinary Training Institute we are looking for a
  • Highly qualified Chef (Diploma / Degree in Culinary Arts) with at least 15 years practical Kitchen Experience (5 star Hotels)
  • Be a skill full Trainer, Ideal age 30 to 40 years
  • Teaching experience is an added advantage

    2. Technician

  • Must be an all rounder (Plumbing, Electric, Masonry, Carpentry - Gas works)
  • Must be hands on orientated
  • (ideal age 28 to 35 years of age)

    Please send your application (Deadline 4th February) complete with C.V. and Photo to the

    Director, Top Chefs Culinary Institute
    P.O.Box 740, 00606
    Nairobi

    or E-Mail: felhuw@yahoo.com


    The Mater Hospital Surgical Stores Supervisor Job in Kenya

    The Mater Hospital

    Job Title: Surgical Stores Supervisor

    The hospital is seeking to fill the above position.

    Reporting to the Procurement & Supply Chain Manger, the successful candidate will manage the Surgical Stores inventory, implement purchasing and stores management practices and maximize on savings and benefits available to the hospital from procurement activities.

    Qualifications / Attributes:

  • Degree in Procurement and Supplies or business related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years’ experience preferably in a similar busy establishment.
  • Registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Experience in working with HMIS will be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal relations, decision making and communication skills.
  • Participate in the preparation monthly reports.
  • Proactive and self-driven, team player and a person of integrity.

    Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae with contacts of three referees should to be forwarded to hrrecruit@materkenya.com so as to reach us not later than 2nd February 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    PKF Accountants and Business Advisors Jobs in Kenya

    Career Growth Opportunities:

    We are seeking to recruit a number of consultants who are well-rounded, ambitious problem solvers to join our vibrant advisory practice.

    As part of our firm, you won`t just be an analyst or strategist, you will gain real hands-on experience delivering complex solutions.

    Although we are a sizeable firm, with over 600 staff serving a wide variety of clients from 9 offices in 5 Eastern Africa countries, one of our strongest pillars has been maintaining the community culture and team spirit of a much smaller practice.

    As future leaders of the business, our teams have the space to generate their own ideas and the support to grow their careers quickly. The key roles will be to work and lead on consulting engagements across a variety of organizations.

    Typically you will be working with a team of consultants in challenging environments to deliver high quality situation analysis, innovative solutions and visible results.

    You will be able to take complex finance, business or management issues and define the resources needed to address them and provide well thought-out recommendations and solutions which resolve them exactly to the satisfaction of clients’ requirement.

    This is a great opportunity for consultants with 2 or more year’s professional experience and an excellent academic background in the following fields:

  • Human Capital Management
  • SME Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Public Finance
  • Economic Management
  • Information Technology
  • Agribusiness
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Audit
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Audit
  • Project Management

    To apply, please send us your application letter with a detailed CV, and a daytime telephone contact to hrconsulting@ke.pkfea.com by COB on 6th February 2015.

    Further details are available on our website; PKF Accountants and Business Advisors Jobs in Kenya

    Global Expertise, Local Knowledge


    TechnoServe STRYDE 2 Regional Communications Coordinator Job Vacancy

    TechnoServe Vacancy Announcement

    STRYDE 2.0

    Regional Communications Coordinator Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

    General Information:

    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

    We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets.

    Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities.

    With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

    Project Description:

    The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE 2) program is being implemented by TechnoServe in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

    The goal is to support 48,000 youth between the ages of 18 and 30 to become financially independent.

    The STRYDE 2 program is founded on the success of STRYDE 1, which has been ongoing since 2011.

    The Program is seeks to recruit a Regional Communication Coordinator (RCC) who will guide the program in developing and executing a communication strategy.

    The Key responsibilities for the (RCC will include).

  • Guide the development and execution of the joint TechnoServe-MasterCard communication plan
  • Represent the STRYDE program in meetings with other MasterCard Foundation partners
  • Work closely with the Country Partnership Managers in each of the countries to maintain effective communication with local partners and stakeholders
  • Maintain effective communication between the STRYDE program and other TechnoServe programs
  • Generate internal and external informative communications for the program
  • Work closely with the program management in each country to develop a media monitoring strategy in line with TechnoServe and MasterCard Foundation communication guidelines
  • Support other communications activities as requested

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communication, English/journalism or a related communications field
  • Three years of experience in communications
  • Experience in gathering and managing qualitative information
  • Experience in generating internal and external communication pieces
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness to travel widely within the program operation areas
  • Fluency in English

    Reporting Unit / Supervisor: Regional M&E Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Travel: 30% East Africa

    To Apply:

    Please submit your application (by email only) to ke-recruit@tns.org with the position title placed in the subject line.

    Please include

    (1) cover letter describing your interest,

    (2) curriculum vitae,

    (3) salary history, and

    (4) telephone contacts of three professional referees.

    Please include all requirements in a single document (pdf).

    Applications will be treated confidentially.

    Deadline for applications is 5th February 2015.

    Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Key Stage Two Class Teacher Job in Kenya - Kenton College Preparatory School

    I.A.P.S., Co-ed. day school of 300 pupils (6-13 yrs), on a spectacular 35 acre site.

    Key Stage Two Class Teacher for September 2015, to complement an established and dynamic staff team.

    If you are an energetic and enthusiastic professional, who wants to feel valued in a multi-racial school with highly motivated pupils, please contact the Headmistress with letter of application, CV, recent photograph and details of two referees, by 6th February, 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Kenton College Preparatory School
    P.O Box 30017, 00100
    Nairobi

    E-mail: jobs@kenton.ac.ke


    Lutheran World Relief Project Accountant Job in Kenya

    Lutheran World Relief

    1. Project Accountant

    The Project Accountant performs all bookkeeping, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting related to project administration and provides technical support to the project's financial operations, reporting and management.

    S/he will promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Duties:

  • Responsible for all financial accounting functions of the project to ensure compliance with LWR's and donor financial policies
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate book of accounts and preparation of timely monthly financial project reports for submission to the Country Office; reviews actual spending against the budget in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and informs partner staff and LWR in case of any variances
  • Regularly reviews project financial operations and documentation; reviews and provides timely feedback to project financial reports
  • Advises project management on all tax and statutory requirements related to the project
  • Facilitates external project audit and any other internal audit that may be arranged periodically
  • Monitor and liaise with project staff to ensure financial receipts and payments are accurately, timely and appropriately handled
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, ensuring project staff members are kept informed in all relevant financial issues, and the preparation of timely progress reports

    Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Two years minimum experience in donor/NGO project accounting; experience in accounting for external donor-funded projects an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer, and accounting software).
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time to support farmer organization and ride a motorcycle

    2. Project Coordinator

    The Project Coordinator (PC) is responsible for coordinating implementation and management of all project activities.

    The project coordinator will provide technical advice and supervise project staff; s/he will work in collaboration with the relevant county government departments to realize the project objectives.

    The PC will support beneficiary farmer organizations within Kibwezi East Sub County to develop appropriate organizational frameworks to ensure active participation by all targeted smallholder farmers including women and the youths and promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources.

    The PC will ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Duties:

    Project management

  • Provide leadership to project staff and build a strong project working team including county government staff and manage & nature mutually beneficial partnerships with all relevant project stakeholders.
  • Manage the project in accordance with project document, work plans and budget and ensure project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned. S/he will ensure that key delays are identified and addressed in a timely manner.
  • To develop detailed activity implementation plans that align with the overall project framework and coordinate timely implementation for each planned activity.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly project narrative and financial reports and submit to LWR's Kenya Country Program Manager for review in a timely manner as required by the donor.
  • Ensure that the project's technical assistants/consultants are identified, contracted on time and meet the terms of contract within the stipulated time.
  • Manage project monitoring and evaluation activities in close coordination with the farmer organizations leadership, project participants, and other relevant stakeholders

    Financial management

  • Ensure implementation of appropriate financial management and accounting systems and procedures in close coordination with LWR's Finance and Administration
  • Manager and Project Finance & Administration Officer.
  • Ensure prudent use of project funds and monitor budget spending to enhance transparency and accountability standards for maximum outputs.
  • Ensure that project inputs, goods and services procurement processes are as per LWR's guidelines, and in line with the donor agreement with LWR.
  • Hold regular accounts review meetings with the LWR's Kenya Finance and Administration Manager and Project Accountant.

    Human resources

  • Manage and review performance of project staff

    Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to LWR\'s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor's degree in agribusiness, organizational development, business administration, rural development /sociology or other relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 5 years' experience in the project management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of rural agribusiness projects. Previous experience in market linkages for agricultural produce is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and community problem-solving skills.
  • Highly pro-active and ability to perform with minimum supervision.
  • Strong organizational development and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer).
  • Willingness to travel 80% of the time within the project area.
  • Holder of a valid motorcycle riding license

    3. Project Extension Officer

    The project extension officer is responsible project extension and outreach activities at the at the cluster level.

    The extension officer will carry out all farmer mobilization and capacity strengthening activities supervise lead farmers and provide extension support.

    The extension officer will link Muungano Nguvu yetu with profitable markets within and outside Makueni County.

    S/he will encourage targeted beneficiary smallholder farmers including women and the youths to actively participate in project activities and promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources.

    S/he will ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Duties:

  • Serve as the farmer organizations primary technical assistant in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to identify and link Muungano Nguvu Muungano Nguvu yetu to profitable markets.
  • Organize Muungano into strong, production and cohesive agribusiness oriented farmer organizations
  • Mobilize and prepare farmers for collective marketing
  • Conduct farmers trainings; group dynamics, financial management, gender, crop production, post-harvest handling and storage, entrepreneurship and marketing etc.
  • Conduct farmer exchange visits
  • Profile farmer organization supported by the project
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, and the preparation of timely progress reports

    Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to LWR's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, community development, organizational development, agribusiness development, rural development or other relevant disciplines or equivalent experience. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 3 years' experience in implementation of agricultural marketing projects.
  • Strong organizational and participatory planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer).
  • Willingness to work/reside with rural farmers' ability to ride a motorcycle.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are invited to send their applications via email stating the post applied for under the subject line, attaching their cover letter, salary expectations and CV including a list of three professional references.

    Emails should be sent to: info@lwrearo.org

    The deadline for applications is 6th February 2015.


    CISP Education Program Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Education Program Coordinator

    Base: Nairobi with travels to project locations (Somalia)

    Position Details: Full time / International

    Duration: 1 year; renewable

    Start Date: preferably February 2015

    Job Purpose:

    The education program coordinator is responsible for the overall functioning and growth of the education program including supervising and ensuring quality of the ongoing projects, developing and promoting future initiatives, liaising with relevant stakeholders and representing CISP with regards to the education sector.

    CISP’s ongoing programs include primary education with focus on girls’ education and vocational education.

    CISP’s multiyear and short Education Programs have been funded by UNICEF, UNOCHA, DFID, EU and USAID and entail both emergency and development components.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Strategic Planning, Program Design and Development
  • Initiate, organize and undertake assessments, surveys and studies that form the basis for initiating or developing new projects;
  • Prepare concept notes and proposals for new education and livelihoods initiatives in line with the overall national and global CISP strategy;
  • Ensure new projects are in line with the CISP Somalia’s strategy for education ;
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with other education actors especially within the education consortium.

    Coordination, representation and collaboration

  • Ensure that the education projects are implemented in close coordination with other actors’ education projects;
  • Establish good working relationship with respective ministries and other public or private actors at various levels including planning, managing and monitoring of project activities;
  • Attend and play a proactive role in national education forum and other working groups as required;
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with other education actors especially within the consortium implementation strategy;
  • Represent CISP and its education program in all relevant international and national for a

    Grant Management

  • Ensure good relations with donors and compliance with grant agreements ensure submission of timely, high quality project reports and support the development and direction of the programme accordingly;
  • Provide technical support to local partners and government offices in order for them to prepare and submit required reports;
  • Lead preparation of timely and high quality project progress and completion reports that meet donor requirements
  • Lead preparation of timely and high quality project plans and progress reports to pertinent government ministries
  • Lead project reviews, including amendments, revisions and other recommendations with regards to the grants managed.

    Quality assurance of Program Implementation

  • Ensure the effective management and development of the education programme through planning, regular monitoring, review, research and evaluation, within the framework of the overall national and global CISP strategy
  • Ensure the quality of the program implementation through development of training materials, sharing of resources and materials, clear communication and collaboration with education staff
  • Ensure programme monitoring and evaluation system/tools are applied and project progress, results and immediate outcomes and impacts are systematically tracked, documented and shared as appropriate on the basis of CISP and donors’ requirements
  • Support programme implementing partners in preparing plans for implementing project activities and ensure coordination within and among projects and partners
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with the work plans and the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
  • Ensure that CISP and its partners implement project activities in a most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
  • Ensure that periodic, adequate and accurate project monitoring reports are produced by CISP and its partners and submitted to donor
  • Ensure Travels to project sites of CISP and partners and regular monitoring of projects together with project team/partners are conducted
  • Ensure the participation of target groups, in planning, implementation and M&E of project activities based on CISP principles and approaches

    Budgeting and Budget Management

  • Ensure updating and maintaining detailed financial plans for all education projects according to activity work plans;
  • Ensure preparation and maintaining procurement plans in line with the financial plans for all education projects in line with CISP strategy and regulations
  • In consultation with program staff and local partners, prepare project budgets and budget revisions as needed
  • Manage project budgets as per CISP minimum standards and donors’ requirements
  • Monitor project budget utilisation (budget/expenditure) against project implementation progress and propose necessary adjustments and/or actions, ensure Value for Money

    Staff Management

  • Recruit, manage and provide leadership to education program officers of CISP in accordance with the terms and conditions of CISP
  • Create and maintain a strong collaborative and cooperative work environment amongst education staff
  • Apply performance management system in line with CISP guidelines and minimum standards
  • Provide continuous on-the-job-training to the staff and enhance the capacity of program staff to implement and monitor the education projects effectively and efficiently
  • Identify program staff performance gaps and plan appropriate actions in consultation with CISP coordinator and HR department

    Competencies and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Economics or other related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experiences including 2 years at field-based level, preferably with grants funded by EU, DFID and/or USAID in Somalia and East and Horn of Africa
  • Sound knowledge of education policy, strategy and development through education initiatives
  • Experience in education, income generation, local economic development, policies and best practices in the fields of education and poverty reduction among youth in a post-conflict environment
  • Good coordination, leadership, capacity building and mentoring skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in adverse situations and readiness to travel to field areas
  • Experience and understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation systems
  • Experience and passion for program development and promotion
  • Exceptional skill to undertake, commission, and interpret research and evaluation evidence in education, economic development, market surveys, tracer studies; ability to explore the appropriateness of quantitative and qualitative research methods; skill to capture soft outcomes, and how to report and use research effectively in the workplace
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including a good track record of writing reports, proposals and education documents
  • Excellent Computer and Social media skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Patient and flexible personality
  • Good sense of humour
  • Excellent networking and people skills
  • Excellent cross – cultural competencies
  • Positive attitude, sees opportunities
  • Passion for education and development.

    If you feel you are the right person for this position, please send an email with a) a motivation letter (500 words), b) an updated CV (maximum 3 pages, including 3 references) to: cisp@cisp-ngo.org c/c: nairobi@cisp-ngo.org., by 28th February 2015

    Please indicate “CISP _Education_Coordinator_Nairobi” in the subject of the e-mail.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews and submission of relevant productions if applicable.

    The recruitment process will be ongoing, to be considered complete as soon as the adequate candidate has been identified.

    Website: www.cisp-ngo.org; www.cisp-som.org


    IAT PI Part-Time Trainer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Exciting Part-Time Trainer Position:

    IAT is seeking to recruit a PI Part-Time Trainer who will be working in Nairobi and training 6yr – 9yr old children in ICT studies on a Part-time basis.

    Get connected to an Exciting career: We are looking for a mature, honest, reliable and responsible individual who is able to work with primary school children and impart knowledge on ICT to them.

    The successful individual should be able to keep clean student records, should be self-motivated, time conscious, and meticulous about his/her work, must be a team player, have integrity and be able to work without close supervision.

    The suitable candidate should:

  • Be a Diploma holder (with a Credit), in Education
  • Must have a “P I” Qualification (attach copy with application)
  • Have completed both ICDL 1 & 2 (attach copy with application)
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to work flexible hours (upto 9 hours a week at varied office times)

    Those who have worked in a similar role in a children’s primary school will have an added advantage

    If you strongly believe that you are competent to do the above job, e-mail your curriculum vitae with your covering letter and all copies of your relevant certifications, to reach the HR Department not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday , 2nd February 2015

    Address applications to:

    HR Director
    IAT,
    P.O. Box 14201, 00800,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: HRD@symphony.co.ke

    Phone 4455000/ 0716 793 954


    International Rescue Committee Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Background / IRC Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

    Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

    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.

    1. Job Title: Supply Chain Procurement Assistant

    Sector: Logistics

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Responsibilities

    The SC Procurement assistant will be responsible for supporting the Procurement unit in Nairobi.

    This is a key position within SC and carries responsibility for the integrity of the IRC's procurement system.

    Sc procurement assistant must be able to rapidly procure Program supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.

    Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implementation and / or maintenance of standard IRC Kenya procurement policies and procedures and ensuring that procurement is carried out in accordance to IRC Kenya and donor-specific polices whenever delegated by the Manager.
  • Coordination with Finance, Admin and program departments to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and full, auditable support documentation.
  • Ensuring that a transparent and responsive procurement process is implemented and maintained.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery of supplies.
  • Ensuring that all Supplies, services and equipments required are delivered on time
  • Maintain supplier information for regularly purchased items, and be informed of current market conditions while maintaining a database of suppliers.
  • Advise the manager of procurement-specific issues or improvements.
  • Enter PRS data into prolog and generate purchase orders, contracts and payment requests
  • Ensure that proper filing is done
  • Attend to any other duties or tasked delegated by Procurement manager or designate.

    Expected Deliverables:

  • Provide on-time, standard monthly reports to the SC Procurement Manager.
  • Generate and / or maintain comprehensive price list for goods, services and equipments purchased by IRC
  • Produce routine cash / payment projections for SCO/Manager and Finance.
  • Submit monthly list of commitments to SCO/Manager and Finance
  • Produce routine purchase status reports for SCO/Manager, Programs and Finance.
  • Maintain the IRC PR Tracking and submit routine reports weekly as delegated.

    Requirements

  • A degree in a related field or relevant field experience; Logistics and supply chain management is a plus.
  • At least three years of experience in procurement.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Systems and process oriented - ability to design, implement and train; Strong communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills when in contact with the staff, and representatives of other national and international organizations;
  • Ability to work well under potentially unstable security environments, and administrative and programmatic pressures.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments;
  • Team builder, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve disputes and conflict;
  • Excellent English oral and written skills a must.

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Supply Chain Procurement Assistant to apply online.

    2. Job Title: Senior Manager Internal Audit

    Sector: Finance

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Overview / Summary:

    Reporting to the Senior Director Internal Audit, the Senior Manager Internal Audit will lead the internal audit team located in Nairobi, Kenya in conducting audits of IRC locations and functions.

    The audits will be designed to assist management in achieving the IRC’s strategic, operational, reporting and compliance objectives.

    The audits will focus on evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of global and local processes and controls.

    The Senior Manager Internal Audit will not only strive to provide the highest level of professional service but also maintain the highest ethical standards and due professional care in their work.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the most important risks are being addressed and that expectations are being met or exceeded.
  • Manage the internal audit team located in Nairobi, Kenya by providing guidance and supervision to the Nairobi staff; setting appropriate job expectations through agreed upon objectives; and providing timely feedback regarding performance.
  • Plan and conduct Country Office and functional audits, special reviews and investigations with sufficient work paper documentation to support findings and conclusions.
  • Draft audit reports that include conclusions and recommendations to correct identified deficiencies and review with appropriate location/function management.
  • Monitor progress of the corrective actions by management to correct identified deficiencies.
  • Assist the Senior Director Internal Audit in developing annual audit plans that addresses significant risks of the organization.
  • Assist the Senior Director Internal Audit in continuously improving the audit process through new tools and techniques.

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Director Internal Audit

  • Position directly supervises: Manager International Audit

    Indirect Reporting:

    Other Internal and/or external contacts

  • Internal: All levels of the IRC’s regional and country organizations and headquarters’ departments
  • External: Limited contact with external auditors, 3rd party contractors and donors

    Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business related field.

  • Certificates or Licenses: CPA/CA or CIA

    Work Experience:

  • 5 to 7 years of external or internal auditing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience
  • Experience working in the Not-for-Profit or NGO sectors or grant supported organizations

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of auditing and risk management principles and theory
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to present and explain complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and achieve consensus of recommendations to reduce risk or improve operations
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
  • Language Skills: Fluency in French a plus

    Working Environment:

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a standard office work environment
  • Travel up to 50% including travel to developing countries

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Senior Manager Internal Audit to apply online

    3. Job Title: Project Manager - CORE Polio Eradication Project (Lodwar)

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The project Manager - CORE Polio Eradication will lead the planning, implementation, supervision, and monitoring of IRC’s CORE polio eradication project in Turkana county.

    The CORE polio project manager will work closely with the county health team and the CORE group project team to ensure implementation of activities geared towards polio eradication by increasing population immunity and enhancing surveillance for Acute Flaccid Paralysis at the county level.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Technical Coordination and Support:

  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization and supplemental immunization activities at the county level and provide support as guided by the project deliverables.
  • Participate and provide support as guided by the CORE polio project priorities in AFP surveillance, polio outbreak investigation, case and contact tracing.
  • Work closely with the county disease surveillance coordinator in planning and training health facility staff at the county level on polio and immunization.
  • Participate in Cross border meetings and implementation of cross border polio eradication activities.

    Finance and Grant Management:

  • Manage the CORE polio project budget ensuring spending is maintained within appropriate margins.
  • Identify and respond to project needs, implement activities, and conduct follow-up to ensure project success.
  • Monitor timeliness, quality and progress of project deliverables as per the work plans and implementation plans in place.
  • Ensure timely documentation and use of information to continuously improve the quality and performance of the project.

    Communication and Documentation:

  • Develop and maintain project related record-keeping system and provide accurate documentation of all reporting forms.
  • Provide material related to project progress and updates both internal and external use.
  • Assist in the development of publications and communication materials wherever possible.

    Coordination, Representation and Advocacy:

  • Implement effective communication strategies to maintain strong correspondence among stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project counterparts and stakeholder

    Required Qualification / Experience & Competencies:

  • Diploma or degree certificate in nursing, clinical medicine or medicine. Advanced degree in Public health is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience in immunization and community health programs with at least 2 years experience at project management level.
  • Experience working closely with Ministry of Health on disease surveillance and immunization programs/activities at county or national level.
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, email and database (HMIS, PEPFAR database, EPI-Info) experience.
  • Strong assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (Written and Spoken).
  • Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility.

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Project Manager - CORE Polio Eradication Project (Lodwar) to apply online.

    4. Job Title: Ophthalmic Nurse

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    To provide holistic ophthalmic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

    The ophthalmic nurse is directly responsible to the Senior Clinical Officer - Ophthalmology and will carry out the following duties:

    Programming:

  • The Nurse shall work in the eye ward/ eye clinic as assigned and shall therefore work as both supervisor and team leader to the Ophthalmic Assistant/s and axillary staff.
  • Prepare for and assist the Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologist during the ward rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts/ files.
  • Refer to the OCO/OS on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist eye patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedules and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each staff under their supervision.
  • Convene eye ward meetings and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call duties as required.
  • Participate in camp eye health surveys/campaigns.

    Reporting and communication:

  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory returns/requisitions for all necessary eye drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for OAs, auxiliary support staff and CHWs on PEC, basic nursing care and management of various eye ward cases .
  • Give eye health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper consumption of supplies and drugs.

    Operations:

  • Maintain equipments in good working condition and submit regular inventory reports of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and oversee drug consumption within the ward and clinicl.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly documented as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the Senior Clinical officer ophthalmologist.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Key Result Areas

  • Success-full and orderly startup of eye clinic in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Organization of nursing care services within the allocated eye ward/unit.

    Required Qualifications:

    Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic nursing from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya

    Required Experience & Competencies:

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

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Ophthalmic Nurse to apply online.

    5. Job Title: Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologist

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    Working under the guidance of the Clinical Services Manager Offer ophthalmology care to patients accessing the hospital facility at Kakuma Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

    Programming

  • Provision of ophthalmology consultations for patient accessing the camp hospital from both the refugee and host community
  • Assessing eye acuity and prescription of eye glasses for clients at the ophthalmology clinic.
  • Perform Eye Cataract surgery on an elective basis and during periodic cataract camps organized by the organization.
  • Accurately determining patients with conditions that require senior review and appropriately refer emergency cases within 24 hours and elective cases within acceptable time.
  • Participate as a team leader during campaigns in the camp aimed at creating awareness on various eye conditions of public health importance e.g. trachoma, cataracts.
  • Assist with OPD consultations.
  • Organize regular on-the-job training sessions for the camp hospital staff in coordination with your supervisor and/or Clinical Services Manager.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by the super visor- Clinical Services Manager.

    Human Resources

  • Monitoring and supervision of staff at the ophthalmology clinic to ensure work is done efficiently.
  • Conduct regular on job training for incentive staff working in the clinic.
  • Routinely measure staffs work performance based on their job description.

    Communication and Reporting

  • Generate weekly reports on activities taking place at the clinic and various challenges to be shared with the supervisor every week.
  • Proper documentation of patients who require tertiary care and hence generate waiting list of clients that may necessitate a cataract or trachoma camp.

    Operations

  • Proper inventory management of ophthalmology supplies and equipment at the clinic
  • Work closely with the pharmacist and supervisor to ensure ophthalmic drugs and supplies are ordered on time to avoid stock-outs.
  • Participate in annual program planning and recommend budget revisions with focus on key areas of concern.
  • Ensure program supplies are used appropriately for the targeted beneficiaries.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Proper identification and timely attendance to emergency cases to avoid visual loss.
  • Performing visual acuity test for different clients with proper prescription of eye glasses.
  • Identification of cataract cases with proper intervention at the camp level.
  • Proper coordination of trachoma and cataract camps organized at the camp level to ensure reach to most beneficiaries.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology from KMTC or any other reputable institution.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least two years experience working in a busy ophthalmology unit.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologist to apply online.

    6. Job Title: Maternity Nurse

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    Working under the guidance and supervision of the Head Nurse in-charge of the Maternity Unit, the maternity nurse will be directly responsible for;

    Key Responsibilities

  • Diagnosing, monitoring, and examining mothers during pregnancy and in labour.
  • Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programs of care.
  • Providing full antenatal care, including counselling and screening tests in the hospital.
  • Identifying high risk pregnancies and making referral to clinicians and other medical specialist.
  • Arranging and providing parenting and health education for the mother, her partner and family members
  • Responsible for the delivery of the mother, ensuring the safety of both the mother and child.
  • Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death.
  • Supervising and assisting mothers in labor, monitoring labor using the partograph and writing of nursing care plans.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are properly kept and updated
  • Monitor and supervise rational use of supplies.
  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory reports of the same.
  • Conduct regular Continuous Medical Education and On-job trainings to staff in the unit.
  • Attend the hospital staff meeting and the reproductive health meetings.
  • Conduct weekly ward meetings.
  • Compile and submit weekly HIS reports.
  • Ensure that the birth Registration of babies is carried out, list compiled and submitted to UNHCR monthly.
  • Advising the mother on proper care of the child including; Breastfeeding and immunization.
  • Carry out other relevant and/or requested duties as may be required by the supervisor

    Key Result Areas:

  • Women are appropriately diagnosed, monitored and examined during pregnancy and in labour.
  • High risk pregnancies are identified and referrals to clinicians and other medical specialist made.
  • Timely birth registration of babies is carried out.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)/ Kenya Registered Midwife.
  • (KRM) and be registered by the nursing council.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least two years experience working in a busy maternity unit.
  • Life support Skills on obstetric and neonatal care.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates will be preferred.

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Maternity Nurse to apply on line.

    7. Job Title: Nursing Officer

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    Working under the guidance and supervision of the Head Nurse, the nurse will be directly responsible for;

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with specific conditions as prescribed by the clinician.
  • Identify and manage as appropriate, treatment plans for patients at risk of developing long-term conditions.
  • Supervise incentive staffs working in the specific ward
  • 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 in the patient’s charts.
  • Perform bedside nursing.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • 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.
  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Supervise incentive staff working in RH and EPI at a designated clinic.
  • Assist the CO during the running of a clinic and whenever required.
  • Together with the C.O organize for adequate clinic coverage when required.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Key Result Areas:

  • Ability to provide overall leadership at the assigned ward or department.
  • Ensure timely and quality health care services to refugees
  • Maintain accurate inventory and ensure rational use of medical supplies and drugs

    Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital set-up.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Nursing Officer to apply on line.

    8. Job Title: Community Health Program Manager

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    Under the supervision of the Deputy Field Coordinator (DFC), the CHP Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of an integrated community health program that encompasses health outreach, community – based reproductive health and hygiene promotion through a team of well trained and highly motivated polyvalent community health promoters (CHPs).

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

    Key Responsibilities

    Program Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Design an integrated community health program that will encompass health outreach, reproductive health and health promotion in consultation with the health team leader
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and implementation of the community health program including community based rehabilitation program, hygiene promotion and community based mental health program activities.
  • Review and implement the community health program work plan
  • Ensure appropriate disease surveillance mechanisms are in place for all new arrivals
  • Ensure that adequate records of all children less than five years old, pregnant and lactating mothers, the disabled and other vulnerable groups are kept up-to-date by each CHP and regularly followed up and reported.
  • Ensure that each CHP has been allocated to specific population and region to regularly follow up, educate, monitor and provide reports on the same regularly.
  • Supervise the development of appropriate IEC materials with culturally sensitive messages that shall be delivered by the CHPs.
  • Ensure high program coverage of EPI and reproductive health indicators
  • Assist in response and management of public health emergencies and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
  • Review and update disease preparedness plans for Kakuma annually in consultation with the health team leader
  • In liaison with the clinical services manager ensure that stockpiles for outbreak prone diseases are maintained
  • Overall responsible for ensuring that there is effective public health surveillance conducted at the community level
  • Participate in the disease surveillance and health coordination meetings in the Camp.
  • Coordinate internal monthly Outbreak Control Coordination Team (OCT) and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Liaise with the DPHN to ensure availability of adequate supplies of vaccines and related supplies
  • Ensure a functional cold chain system at all the facilities offering EPI services
  • In liaison with the Deputy Field Coordinator and other health program managers he/she will coordinate camp-wide health campaigns including vitamin A supplementation campaigns, National Immunization Days (NIDs) and other similar campaigns.

    Human Resources

  • Directly supervise CHP Officers, Mental Health Officer and Counterpart Manager.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Oversee continuous training programs for the health staffas well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of CHP staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
  • Participate in recruitment of CHP staff as appropriate
  • Ensure timely recruitment of adequate number of CHPs that are of required qualifications and experience.
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of health staff to the DFC and project coordinator
  • Foster integration of the community health program with other health sector programs within IRC Kakuma.

    Supply chain

  • Ensure all supplies for community health program are ordered in a timely manner and supplies are available in sufficient quantity
  • In liaison with the pharmacist ensure that medical supplies for community health program are requisitioned on time with accurate descriptions and coding.
  • Monitor usage of drugs and ordering of drugs and supplies in the program.
  • Foster team-work with the operations team (Finance, Supply chain, HR and Security) by proper planning and consultations as well as sharing of information on support needed during implementation of program activities.
  • Monitor utilization of IRC issued community health program supplies; monitor and track IRC community health program sector assets
  • Review of all community health program purchase requisitions

    Monitoring and reporting

  • Monitor health indicator trends and ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Maintain an efficient Community Health Information System that shall ensure that all activities at the community are adequately captured by the CHPs and that appropriate follow up is done for all the groups of interest.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Keep the DFC 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 community health program 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

  • The camp has a functional disease surveillance system that is able to react appropriately
  • Established medical screening systems for new arrivals
  • A functional community based mental health program
  • Hygiene promotion within the camp is maintained

    Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing/ Bachelor of Science in Public Health/ or any other appropriate first degree in health sciences.
  • Post graduate in public health is an added advantage.
  • Training in public health in complex emergencies, community health promotion or any other relevant training.
  • Knowledge of international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO and UNHCR.
  • Proven capacity in health systems development, particularly community health programs touching on child survival, Reproductive Health, Nutrition or communicable disease control.
  • Proven experience in working with communities with diverse cultural practices and low literacy levels.
  • Computer literacy with possible advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and relevant health software skills (i.e. EPI INFO; SPSS)

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 3 years experience working in complex, multifaceted, community health program.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in senior management position.
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong management skills(Managing, motivating and developing staff) Team player.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Must be flexible and culturally sensitive

    How to Apply

    See; Job Title: Community Health Program Manager to apply on line.

    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.

    Please apply on or before 6th February, 2015

    IRC leading the way from harm to home

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.


    Agribusiness Systems International Team Leader Job in Kenya

    Founded in 1993, Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) provides tailored services to firms, investors, and entities that support the agribusiness sector to create increasingly competitive and dynamic industries.

    An affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, ASI draws from that organization’s 50 years of experience expanding economic opportunities in 146 developing and transitional nations.

    ASI supports ACDI/VOCA’s mission by helping farmers and agribusinesses develop the skills necessary to operate competitively in a market-driven global economy.

    Team Leader, Kenya

    We are currently seeking a Team Leader for the AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot, a multi-year project, anticipated to run until approximately December 2018 that aims to address post-harvest losses by facilitating the development, marketing and distribution of on-farm storage solutions to smallholder farmers.

    The pilot aims to increase the economic welfare of smallholders through improved access to enhanced storage solutions that minimize crop losses and enable smallholders to store maize longer, help catalyze a sustainable long-term market for grain storage solutions in Kenya, and test an innovative approach to engaging the private sector to serve smallholder needs, with potential future applicability to the delivery of other goods and services to smallholders.

    The role of ASI as Pilot Manager and the Team Leader as the Key Personnel is to facilitate the pilot in close collaboration with the Secretariat, serve as primary point of contact for the storage device companies (referred to as Implementers) for the Pilot, and facilitate an Advisory Council that provides guidance to the Pilot.

    It will be important for the Team Leader to avoid playing the role traditionally played of a technical advisor when implementing a push mechanism program, as the AgResults pilot is a pull mechanism that requires a hands-off, neutral facilitator role of the Team Leader.

    The Team Leader will be responsible for quality delivery of all work in the facilitation of the AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot.

    Responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation of AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot.
  • Implement and monitor the program work plan, meeting expectations of quality work standards and ensuring program deliverables are met on a timely basis.
  • Ensure proper financial management by ensuring expenses are in compliance with ASI policies and Client requirements.
  • Oversee administration and compliance of the program, which includes procurement, liaising with regional office to draw down on administration and logistical support staff as needed and confirming all activities are in compliance with donor regulations and ASI policies and procedures.
  • Draft, write and submit all program reports and deliverables
  • Supervise any consultants or contracted services (including ACDI/VOCA employees) working for the program.
  • Identify potential problems and opportunities, and recommend appropriate solutions and responses to the Secretariat before taking action.
  • Oversee program support and ancillary activities.
  • Ensure effective stakeholder engagement, public outreach and communications.

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years of experience working in agribusiness and with understanding of smallholder farmers particular needs and concerns.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in agriculture, international development, economics or other related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent project management, time management, verbal and written communication, and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness interacting with agro-industry stakeholders, including government, private sector and research organizations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities.
  • Fluency in English required.

    How to apply:

    Please apply by sending a detailed CV to ASIKenya@joinav.org.

    Closing date: 26th Feb 2015

    Please indicate the job in which you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


    Leonard Cheshire Disability Project Coordinator (DFID Girls’ Education Challenge) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Leonard Cheshire Disability is recruiting for a project coordinator to support the implementation of its UK government-funded Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) project, which will address physical and social barriers to education and ensure that 2,050 disabled girls in 50 primary schools in Nyanza receive a full, quality and inclusive primary education.

    Job Title: Project Coordinator (DFID Girls’ Education Challenge)

    Reporting to: Inclusive Education Advisor

    Department: International, based in Kisumu Kenya

    Location: Kisumu, Kenya

    Duration: Two years fixed term Purpose of the Job:

    To coordinate the Leonard Cheshire Disability’s (LCD) Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) project, based in Kisumu, Kenya.

    This project is an inclusive education project focusing on quality education for girls’ with disabilities, reducing the barriers to them entering mainstream schools and developing greater quality in their education once there.

    The post-holder will be responsible for the coordination of the administrative and financial components of the project, maintaining effective communication between members of the project team, the East and North Arica Regional (LCD ENAR) office in Nairobi and the head office in London.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Plan & co-ordinate activities with project staff in line with the project milestones and budget to ensure efficient planning and implementation of project activities and gather regular progress updates from the Project Officers to ensure project activities are on target.
  • With the IE Advisor, ensure project expenditure, including planning of budgets and project activities are within budget, liaising with finance staff
  • Coordinate and facilitate the compilation of both donor and internal reports and ensure quality reports to funders, donors and other bodies are submitted in a timely fashion in line with funding requirements.
  • To ensure that all agreed timelines for key tasks are adhered to by the project team and proactively discuss any difficulties with the regional office and head office when necessary.
  • Together with the IE Advisor who will lead the advocacy work, coordinate advocacy activities and subsequent action plans to ensure follow up. Work with LCD ENAR to ensure national activities occur as planned in line with GEC project
  • Work with the research team in the UK to ensure research activities are coordinated in country as necessary and feedback into all reporting mechanisms.
  • Support the M&E manager to ensure M&E activities are carried out according to budget and timeframe.
  • To be a central contact point for the project and deal with/ or direct enquiries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To maintain effective communication between project, regional and head office staff members, ensuring relevant sharing of information and to provide administrative support for the project, including initiation and maintenance of systems and databases.
  • To assist with the organisation of international dissemination workshops and final conference.
  • Ensure the project works in compliance with LCD’s policy and procedures and report any concerns to the relevant individuals and authorities. These include child protection/safeguarding issues
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

    Person Specification

    Essential Qualifications

  • To be educated to degree level or equivalent.

    Essential Other

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project cycle management
  • Direct work experience in a project management capacity
  • Experience of managing, monitoring donor funded programmes;
  • Experience of financial planning, management and control
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English)
  • Excellent knowledge of current software packages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • To be committed to fostering a positive work/learning environment.
  • To be committed to continuous professional development.
  • To be committed to the development of others.
  • To have sympathy with Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ethos and value base.

    Desirable Requirements

  • Qualification in project management or equivalent
  • To have experience of working in international development
  • To have an interest in education, disability and international development
  • To be a disabled person

    How to apply:

    See; Job Application Form to download an application form

    Completed applications should be submitted to info@lcd-enar.org by Monday 9th February 2015.

    Please do not send CVs.

    Interviews will be held in Kisumu.

    Applicants invited for interview will be contacted by email

    Qualified people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    COOPI Regional Grants Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Regional Grants Manager

    Reporting to: Regional Programmes Coordinator

    Location: Nairobi with travel to field locations as necessary Organization: COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities.

    COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation.

    COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.

    Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator the Regional Grant
  • Manager strengthens adherence to contracts and donor requirements; ensuring accountability, international standards and procedures and COOPI internal guidelines implementation at project level

    Duties

    Grant Management

  • Providing teams with the required technical support, guidance and training and increase field team’s grant management capacity, understanding of donor compliance and budget management through targeted training of staff.
  • Support the marketing and funding raising processes of the program, through management of funding proposals and of timely and accurate donor reports.
  • Development and management of all grants, with pro-active engagement.
  • Act as support for program development and strategy discussions in grants management.

    Assistance in project development and monitoring

  • Support in development of programs in line with the regional strategic plans to ensure adherence to appropriate formats / requirements and integrity of the content;
  • Support in monitoring of progress in implementation of programs in line with COOPI and donor requirements. This includes development of appropriate plans, guidelines and monitoring tools;
  • Support to the regional coordination in keeping track of program / project schedules including timelines of submission of proposals, reports and other pertinent documentation.
  • Support to the regional coordination in the review and revising of reports (internal and external) from various programs and projects to ensure adherence to appropriate formats / requirements and the integrity of the content and language.
  • Also to ensure external reports are submitted on time and records for the same maintained;
  • Maintain filling system (hard and soft copies) for the key / official documentation of various programs / projects;
  • Identification/selection/analysis/archiving/cataloguing pertinent documentation and technical resource centre.

    Regional Strategic Planning

  • Support in research, review and analysis of documents / reports (donor strategies, coordination/cluster strategies, technical and security reports etc) from various sources with a bearing on COOPI strategies, plans and programs / projects in the region;
  • Assist in the development, review and monitoring implementation of the strategic plans for the regional office;
  • Assist in the development of monitoring and evaluation guidelines/criteria/ tools for monitoring and quality control functions;

    Maintaining Institutional Relationships

  • Support to the regional coordination in maintaining appropriate contacts, information sharing and relationships with other COOPI offices in the region, partners, coordination forums and donors as requested through correspondence or attendance of meetings;
  • Support to the regional coordination in the planning, liaison, organizing and conducting relevant regional events (workshops, training, meetings, missions etc).
  • Generally support the Programme Managers in the planning, and implementation of their programmes

    Competencies

    Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrated integrity by modeling the COOPI values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of COOPI
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Has a good knowledge of the funding environment for Kenya and Somalia

    Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience in programme management, including the management of data , project proposal submission and reporting
  • Possesses strong people management skills, ability to work under tight deadlines and under stress, goal oriented and solution seeking mind set
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues, donors and other partners
  • Focuses on impact and result of the projects and responds positively to feedback
  • Has excellent negotiation, analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and positive, constructive attitude
  • Actively works toward continuing personal learning and development
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office

    Required Skills and Expertise

    Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Management or International Development /Relations
  • Advanced University degree and/or additional training and courses received in management would be an asset
  • At least 5 years experience as a grant manager
  • Experience working in International projects is an asset
  • Experience working with various stakeholders including non—governmental organization and donors is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong Communication and writing skills
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English

    Start Date: February 2015

    Application

    Interested candidates to send in their applications to hr.nairobi@coopi.org With 'Application for Regional Grants Manager as the subject of the email by close of business 05 February 2015

    Application must be a cover letter and a resume as one document in PDF format.

    Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    Vision Institute of Professionals Jobs in Kenya

    Vision Institute of Professionals

    1. Job Title: Business Development & Marketing Executive

    Role Overview:

    The Business Development Executive (BDE) is responsible for generating leads and supporting business revenue for the Institute.

    Working as part of a dedicated sales team, the BDE will have his/her own prospect portfolio focused on specific business sectors.

    He/she will be responsible for developing a sales contact plan, building strategic proposals, and pitching to VIP clients.

    Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Maximizing audience awareness and income for the institute by responding to and following up sales enquiries by post, telephone, email and personal visits
  • Digital marketing tasks within the department: Website update(s), VIP Facebook page daily updates & enquiries – Nairobi, online advertising (advert placements), online SMS internal database texts (Visioninst1), VIP twitter handle & VIP Youtube accounts, creating advert templates, and/or graphic designs and modification for media placements
  • Maintaining positive relationships with all to help achieve business development targets
  • Assisting in managing specific marketing campaigns and promotional activities from conception, on-site implementation, through to completion
  • Carrying out marketing research, competitor and customer surveys
  • Daily newspaper(local dailies) review and provision of press report
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails
  • Cold calling to arrange meetings with potential students/clients to prospect for new business
  • Responding to incoming email and phone enquiries
  • Acting as a contact between the Institute and its existing and potential markets
  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales
  • Gathering market and customer information
  • Representing the institution at trade exhibitions, and events
  • Challenging any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy
  • Reviewing sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets
  • Attending team meeting and sharing best practice with colleagues.
  • Other reasonable tasks & duties at the request of the Business Development & Marketing manager.

    Qualifications, Skills and Selection

    Essential

  • Commitment and passion for sales & marketing.
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience in sales and marketing, with high-value customers involving individual liaison, account management or similar one-on-one high value sales or fundraising skills.
  • Demonstrated achievement of targets in a sales or business role.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills with demonstrated attention to detail applicable to documentation, information recording planning and reporting.
  • Highly advanced emotional competence with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, including effective listening, tact, and confidence in dealing with sales & marketing.
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively as part of a team with a diverse range of people including colleagues, volunteers and representatives of other organizations.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including email, word-processing, spreadsheets and databases / customer relationship management software.

    Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option), Diploma in Sales & Marketing or other related Marketing/Business Development related course.
  • Thorough knowledge of 80/20 Rule in Marketing, Customer Segmentation, Marketing
  • Communications, Brand positioning &Social Media Marketing
  • Minimum 6 months experience working in educational training in the areas of sales, marketing, customer service

    Salary Scale: Gross Salary of 30,000 to 50,000/=

    2. Job Title: Front Office Representative

    Reporting to the Business Development & Marketing manager, the Front Office Officer shall be in charge of the front office.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responding to all enquiries relating to the Institute and its offerings (programmes) appropriately.
  • Receiving and assisting appropriately.
  • Keeping records and informing the appropriate office of all communication that require follow-up.
  • Applying the application of the sales strategy to maximize students enrolments
  • Distributing brochures and educating clients about services offered by the institute.
  • Attending to clients complains promptly.
  • Under direction of the Registrar, keeping records of lecturers’ punctuality and attendance to class.
  • Safeguarding the confidentiality of the Institute’s administration by exercising discretion in communicating information to faculty, students and staff served by the Institute, and in handling administrative records, files, and similar confidential items.
  • Promoting a positive image of the Institute
  • Exercise professionalism in use of correct grammar, work attendance habits and attire
  • Any other duties assigned that may be assigned.

    Skills Set

  • Sales ability
  • Hospitable and affable
  • Adaptability: Coping with the diversity of customers and their needs
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Self-control: handling complaints
  • Good relationship skills and a team player
  • Good memory: remembering students and other clients
  • Pro-active
  • Affable
  • Flexibility in working hours

    Education and Training

  • Diploma in front office
  • At least two years’ work experience in a similar position
  • Having worked in an educational institution would be an added advantage

    3. Job Title: System Administrator

    The System Administrator (SA) directly reporting to the Head of ICT is responsible for the administration, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure of the Institute.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure server performance and maintain application on servers
  • Administer and maintain the operation of all campuses local area network
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain server-based applications running
  • Back-up and restores files on servers; provide reliable back-up procedures, and operation plans for network/server environment; and monitor daily back up activities.
  • Establish and safeguard network traffic within all campuses’ local area networks and source off external connectivity.
  • Manage access to network resources including network accounts, mailboxes, etc.
  • Manage the traffic on the network to ensure proper allocation of resources as needed.
  • Diagnose network or server malfunction and prepare and execute solutions with minimal interruption to basic server requirements
  • Monitor and adherence to business continuity through disaster recovery plan and other exceeded.
  • Provide enterprise network security support services on all three campuses’ firewall in a complex inter-networking environment.
  • Monitor adherence to disaster recovery plan and other contingency plans
  • Provide accurate specifications for electronic resources related to this position
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve network security, reliability and performance
  • Recommend information security policy and procedures.
  • Troubleshooting of common problems arising with computers, printers and networking equipment
  • Install new / existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories.
  • Install, configure and maintain the Institute’s resource planning systems
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Network administration, configuration and maintenance.
  • Perform daily systems monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes for all three campuses,
  • Reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Performing routine audit of systems and software
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions and
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
  • Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Any other duties assigned.

    Knowledge/Skills

  • A Minimum of Diploma in IT and or Computer Science.
  • CCNA/MCSE Highly recommended
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise

    How to Apply

    Email your CV to: jobs@vision.co.ke latest by 13th February 2015


    UNAITAS Jobs in Kenya

    Are you looking for excellence, a team that promotes a high performance culture and focus on individual empowerment? UNAITAS is the place to be.

    UNAITAS vision is To Be the Global Financial Movement That Enables You to Realize Your Dreams and Aspirations by Transforming Lives through Provision of Innovative Financial Solutions.

    We are seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible persons to fill the following positions;

    1. Credit Officers

    Reporting to the Branch Manager, the job holder is responsible for the daily coordination of the lending function in the branch.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Growing high quality loan asset portfolio
  • Management of the individual loans portfolio through monitoring and adherence to set terms and conditions.
  • Ensuring compliance to the Sacco’s lending policy
  • Ensuring that all securities/collateral are recorded and well maintained

    Required Academic Qualifications;

  • Holder of a Business University degree from a recognized University
  • Diploma in Banking, Micro Finance , Co-op Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Management or CPA

    Other Requirements;

  • At least two (2) years working experience in credit / financial Institution
  • Good understanding of the Financial Sector
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and evaluate financial statements
  • High degree of integrity
  • Excellent member service skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal

    2. Teller Clerks

    Reporting to the Branch Operations Officer the job holder is responsible for the daily cash & non-cash transactions’ postings and efficient delivery of quality services

    Main duties and responsibilities;

  • Receiving, paying and reconciliation of cash and non-cash equivalent
  • Daily postings of branch cash and non-cash transactions
  • Maintenance of accurate records for easy tracking and retrieval
  • Provision of excellent member service
  • Preparation and presentation of comprehensive, timely and reliable daily reports.

    Required academic qualifications;

  • Degree in Banking, Accounting, Finance, Micro Finance, Entrepreneurship, Co-op Management, Business Management or Economics
  • B [plain] in KCSE

    Other Requirements

  • Computer Literacy
  • High degree of integrity
  • Excellent member service skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send us their application and updated curriculum vitae [MS Word Format] via E mail only to; hr@unaitas.com to reach us on or before 6th February 2015.


    SACCO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Job Title: Clerk of Works

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Financial / SACCO

    Our client, a leading SACCO is seeking to recruit for the position of a Clerk of Works.

    The ideal candidate will be in charge of representing the firm’s interests in regard to quality of both materials and workmanship to ensure they are in accordance with the design information, i.e. specification, engineering drawings as well as recognized quality standards.

    The candidate Must possess excellent drawing, preparation and checking skills as well as 5 years or relevant experience in construction sites.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervise construction works activities in accordance with the technical specifications and as directed by the Resident Engineer or Project Manager.
  • Identify the sections/areas that are ready for inspection/testing and advise the Resident Engineer/Project Manager accordingly.
  • Supervise collection of test samples and witness testing, as may be required of works and any other materials for incorporation into permanent works.
  • Ensure that the quality of materials used on the works meet the technical specifications and as per the trial sections approved by the Resident Engineer/Project Manager.
  • Study drawings issued to site and alert the Resident Engineer/Project Manager on any matters arising including any information required by the contractor that may delay construction works.
  • Assist in carrying out joint measurement of quantities with the contractor.
  • Assist in compilation of site records and data as directed by the Resident Engineer/Project Manager.
  • Prepare and submit to the Resident Engineer or Project Manager daily, weekly and/or monthly progress reports as may be required.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Diploma or equivalent in area of specialization (Constructions Or Architecture).
  • Higher National Diploma in the area of specialization preferred but not mandatory.
  • Computer skills including Ms Word, Ms Excel.
  • Communication and report writing skills.
  • Must have minimum 5 years or relevant experience in on construction sites for works related to area of academic qualification.
  • Possess expertise in relevant engineering software and applications such as AutoCAD.
  • Must possess drawing preparation, interpretation and checking skills.
  • Must possess report writing and presentation skills.
  • People skills including interpersonal and communication.
  • Knowledge of contract management and administration is an advantage.

    2. Job Title: Credit Officer

    Location: Nairobi

    Industry: Financial / SACCO

    Our client, a leading SACCO is seeking to recruit for the position of a Credit Officer, who will be in charge of overseeing successful running of the credit functions.

    The ideal candidate MUST have a minimum 5 years of working experience in a credit control department in a busy property office.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the setting up of the credit control system
  • Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner
  • Follow up overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter within agreed timescales
  • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
  • Handle disputed debts and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms
  • Provide accurate advice on payment queries
  • Respond promptly and completely to both client and internal enquiries
  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested
  • Undertake account re conciliations as required
  • Send out monthly client statements/letters as may be agreed from time to time
  • Provide cover for other accounting functions as requested
  • Other duties as delegated from time to time by the Finance Manager or any other person designated in their absence

    Qualifications

  • B Com Degree or equivalent
  • Professional qualification e.g. CPA III , ACCA or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in credit control
  • Experience in Property Industry is an advantage
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of working in a credit control dept in a busy property office
  • Familiar with accounts procedures, client ledgers, disbursements and office accounts
  • Possess a good understanding of Excel, Word and other accounting systems
  • Experience of dealing with clients at all levels, including corporate entities & high net worth Individuals
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy with attention to detail
  • A team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn
  • Outgoing and confident personality who is able to operate at all levels
  • A self-starter who is pro-active and can set and achieve goals
  • Strong organisational & time management skills
  • Ability to recognize potential risks to the Firm that should be escalated

    To apply, send your CV and cover letter to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday 9th February, 2015.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.


    Swissport Cargo Section Jobs in Kenya

    This job is only open to Kenyan Citizens

    Swissport is an international organisation that provides ground handling services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector.

    Swissport is active at 192 airports in 38 countries on 5 continents.

    Swissport Kenya Limited is recruiting for the following positions based at our warehouse located at Terminal 3 – Cargo Section - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    1. Operations Agent

    [2 Posts]

    Applications are invited from candidates to fill the above position vacant in our warehouse.

    The role and function of the selected candidate will include:

    Role & Function

  • Generate and verify mail and various documentation.
  • Coordinate loading and unloading of cargo.
  • Provide accurate information to various internal and external parties such as accounts, authorities, customers, and agents.
  • Update, maintain and file records such as POD, flight files and control sheet.
  • Attend to customers through various touch points (face to face, telephone, email, telex).
  • Check, weigh and scale cargo.
  • Data capture, compiling and submitting of various reports.
  • Certify special cargo, tracing lost and irregular cargo and conducting a physical inventory of warehoused cargo.

    Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper documentation has been generated, checked and confirmed for goods passing through our warehouse.
  • Maintain general security of the warehouse in accordance with procedures.
  • Observe health & safety measures to ensure and maintain safe working conditions.

    Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • KCSE Mean C Plain;
  • College diploma preferably in Air Cargo Services; and
  • Proficiency in MS office applications.

    Skills & Abilities

  • Quality and Service oriented
  • Good Communication skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Team player

    2. Team Leader

    [4 Posts]

    Do you believe you have what it takes to lead a team in providing operational excellence?

    Applications are invited from candidates to fill the above position in our Cargo Handling section.

    The successful candidate is responsible for ensuring that operational excellence is delivered without compromising on quality, safety and service delivery.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff engagement – provide direction and guidance to a team pre, during and post flight towards achieving operational excellence.
  • Develop and foster good relations with customers, authorities and industry stakeholders.
  • Provision of excellent customer service through various customer touch points i.e. face to face, email and telephone interactions.
  • Provision of accurate information to accounts to enable correct billing.
  • Team management and resource planning through effective duty allocations.
  • Ensure implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure proper reporting of shift operations to the Manager, Cargo Operations.
  • Ensure proper documentation has been generated, checked and confirmed for goods passing through our warehouse.
  • Maintain general security of the warehouse in accordance with SCS procedures.
  • Observe health & safety measures to ensure and maintain safe working conditions.

    Qualifications

  • Education: KCSE Mean C+, IATA Cargo certification and computer proficiency.
  • Professional Experience: Aviation industry experience preferred/Management course.
  • Experience: At least 2 years in a busy operational environment.
  • Proven track record in managing teams and operating in a cargo environment is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communications skills.

    3. Duty Manager Cargo

    [1 Post]

    We are seeking a professional with a proven track record in managing a busy operations environment.

    This person will be part of a highly dynamic team charged with ensuring that cargo operations take place seamlessly.

    The successful applicant will be detail oriented, have high energy, a people and resource manager who is results oriented with a “can do” attitude" and possesses excellent communication skills.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that operational excellence is delivered in an efficient and cost effective manner without compromising on quality and service delivery.
  • Provide direction and guidance to a team pre, during and post flight.
  • Manage and sustain customer relations towards the mutual benefit of both parties.
  • Implement and maintain operational standards and procedures.
  • Ensure prompt follow-up of all pending operational issues.
  • Be up to date with all local emergency procedures of our customer airlines.
  • Exploit all revenue and cost saving potential and contribute to business development.
  • Ensure proper reporting of operational results to the Manager, Cargo Operations and Swissport Management.
  • Ensure operational KPIs are attained.
  • Ensure Statutory and Industry Regulations are fully implemented.

    Qualifications

  • Education: University Degree or equivalent academic capabilities
  • Professional Experience: Cargo/Aviation industry experience preferred/Business
  • Administration.
  • Experience: At least 3 years in a busy operational environment with proven track record in managing teams and resources.

    How to Apply

    Your application letter and CV should be forwarded via email: NBO.Recruitment@swissport.com to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Swissport Kenya/Airside Limited
    P.O. Box 19177, 00501
    Nairobi.

    Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

    In case you do not hear from us, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Be part of the team that has ensured that we have been recognized for being the No. 1 Air Cargo Handling Agent 6 years in a row!

    Closing Date: February 6th 2015


    IFRC Disaster Risk Management Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Disaster Risk Management Intern

    Organization: IFRC/East Africa Regional Office, Based in Nairobi

    Reports To: Disaster Risk Management Coordinator

    Organizational Context:

    The Eastern Africa Region is characterized by the complexity of slow and rapid onset emergencies, with some of the worst humanitarian statistics in the world.

    The National Societies in the region have been engaged in humanitarian operations responding to various types of disasters while also undertaking initiatives to reduce immediate and long term risks, build community resilience and addressing underlying causes.

    The National Societies of the region are also at various levels of capacities and face different challenges, which require IFRC’s support in program, organizational development, humanitarian diplomacy, and reporting and resource mobilization.

    The region has been a focus for humanitarian actors, and the IFRC is actively engaged in coordination and advocacy to influence humanitarian and development agendas.

    Job Purpose:

    Working under the supervision of the Disaster Risk Management Coordinator the DRM Intern will assist in improving the work of level of preparedness of National Societies of the region.

    The main objectives will be:

    1. Supporting the Disaster Risk Management Coordinator in implementing Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience activities in the region in line with the Federation Global Agenda, Hyogo framework for action and Global alliances in risk reduction;

    2. Assisting the Disaster Risk Management Coordinator in supporting the national societies in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their disaster community preparedness programs.

    3. Assist the Disaster Risk Management Coordinator in building the capacity of the national societies in being better prepared for emergency responses, through more effective surge capacity (using the BDRT/NDRT/RDRT system), stock pre-positioning, better vulnerability and capacity assessments and enhancing knowledge of Sphere standards

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    To assist the Regional Disaster Risk Management Coordinator in the implementation of the following activities:

  • Disaster Management Capacity Assessment of National Societies and implementation of plans of action to develop their capacity in terms of disaster preparedness and response
  • Support National Societies in following an integrated and comprehensive Contingency Planning process including risk assessment, planning for preparedness and response, review and updates of the plan, simulation exercises etc.
  • Support National Societies in the development and implementation of community preparedness projects for the most vulnerable communities
  • Capacity building of the Nationals Societies in EWEA mechanisms (especially community led), use for weather forecast (including forecast based planning), Resilience and DRR approaches, building and managing surge capacity etc.
  • Development of strategic documents, technical guidance and training curriculum for the region (ex: disaster management framework and SOPs, community resilience framework, EWEA trainings etc.)
  • Organization of sharing and learning events at regional or national levels, including exchange visits between National Societies.
  • Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

    Education

    Required

  • Relevant degree level qualification in related field

    Experience

    Required

  • Experience of working in an office environment.

    Preferred

  • Relevant experience working or interning with a humanitarian organization.
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is preferred.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Required

  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)
  • Skills in general administration, oral and written communication
  • Skills in Monitoring and evaluation

    Languages

    Required

  • Fluently spoken and written English.

    Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

    Submission of applications:

    Applications should be submitted by email to hr.eastafrica@ifrc.org; to be received not later than 31st January 2014.


    Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University Jobs in Kenya

    Introduction:

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

    A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eighteen (18) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria.

    The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

    The African Development Bank is funding a Multinational Project to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 21 African countries.

    The project has the following activities:

    (1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centres and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centres as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions;

    (2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs:

    AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution;

    (3) Gender Mainstreaming

    (4) Research and Development;

    (5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and

    (6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity

    The AVU Multinational Project II will be implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and nine (9) Anglophone African Countries: Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania.

    Currently the AVU is conducting Phase II of a Multinational Project funded by the African Development Bank to revise 85 open distance and e learning courses developed in Phase I, and to create 60 new courses for Teacher Education and Applied Computer Science.

    To this end the AVU is searching for three skilled instructional media Technologists/developers.

    Vacancy: AVU Instructional Media Technologists - Multimedia / Web

    Working as part of a media development team within the Educational Technology and Learning Resources Division, the primary responsibility of the Multimedia/Web Technologist is to help course developers plan and produce instructional multimedia presentations for delivery over the internet, mobile devices or from other media.

    Moving files to the learning management system and maintaining repository files.

    Secondary responsibilities will include promotional materials, care of equipment, and assisting other members of the Educational Technology and Learning Resources Unit.

    Scope of Work

    Develop, plan, produce, edit and distribute instructional multimedia (70%)

  • Provide support to the Instructional Design Team in the analysis and planning of potential instructional projects
  • Participate in preproduction, production, and post-production of digital multimedia
  • Develop templates for media presentations and questions for use by instructors
  • Upload content into the Learning Management System (Moodle)
  • Install and maintain a test-item bank
  • Convert file to various formats to ensure availability of print, digital and multimedia formats.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanism for multimedia activities
  • Assist in developing and presenting workshops related to the use of multimedia, test bans and LMS for Open, Distance and eLearning.
  • Convert media to the proper formats for online or print distribution
  • Ensure appropriate copyright and Creative Commons license is applied to materials
  • Maintain a repository of digital materials in SCORM format
  • Assist in the day-to-day quality control of digital media produced by AVU.

    Develop, install and maintain digital video equipment and media (15%)

  • Assist in the selection, procurement and care of production equipment including cameras, scanners, and sound equipment.
  • Assist in the selection, procurement and care of a digital authoring suite and associated supplies
  • Maintain and track inventory of related AVU equipment and supplies
  • Order new consumable (media, batteries etcetera) s as required
  • Manage the back-up of work files, archiving and other safe storage of media files.

    Supporting other Media Technologists, instructors and AVU personnel (15%)

  • Assist other members of the AVU team with planning and production of a variety of instructional and promotional media.
  • Assist faculty in the use of a multimedia studio for creation of web-casts, video vignettes, and multimedia productions.

    Expected Deliverables

  • Effective creation of digital media for instruction and promotion
  • Effective supervision of media teams in production and post-production activities
  • Procurement and installation of an appropriate suite of equipment and software for in-house or on location production, for post-production editing and for distribution.
  • Timely and relevant reports on the tracking of media productions
  • Secure and well-organized storage and archiving of digital media and equipment.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in Media Production or Educational Technology or related discipline
  • Experience planning and producing digital media for instruction.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Screen capture, digital editing, knowledge of a multimedia authoring program an asset
  • Knowledge of media standards including SCORM and QTI
  • Internet skills related to planning and distributing instructional media
  • Understanding of close captioning methods
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems such as Moodle an asset
  • Strong organizational experience to plan, script and produce instructional materials and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in Open Distance and Online Learning an asset
  • Experience building and leading production teams.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Preference will be given to candidates capable in working in additional languages of French and Portuguese.

    Modalities of Work: The Instructional Media Technologist – Multimedia/Web will dedicate 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.

    Duration: 1 Year

    Reporting: The Instructional Media Technologist – Multimedia/Web will report to the AVU IT Manager or such other person as AVU may designate from time to time.

    Teamwork is of the essence and the incumbent will closely coordinate activities with Instructional Designers and other members of the Multi-National Project Team.

    2. Instructional Designer (Applied Computer Science Program) Scope of Work

    The Instructional Designer will report to the Manager of Educational Technology and Learning Resources (ET&LR) and will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Coordinate content development projects;
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts during course authoring and development to ensure high quality in terms of instructional design;
  • Develop educational resources in line with AVU policies;
  • Develop or adapt instructional materials for online, blended mode and face-to-face courses; for formal course with an instructor and for self-learning;
  • Revise and rewrite content in line with AVU policies;
  • Use latest trends to create media to support teaching and learning activities, especially videos, animations and graphics;
  • Produce learning materials in different format: online, print, storage devices (CDs, DVDs, USB, etc.);
  • Produce learning materials compliant with standards (SCORM);
  • Develop assessment strategies;
  • Support the improvement of the AVU Virtual Classroom based on Moodle;
  • Support the improvement of AVU Open Educational Resources;
  • Edit and proofread educational content or any other documents as needed;
  • Work on any other task that may be required.

    Expected Deliverables

  • Well-designed content for: face to face delivery, mixed mode, and synchronized eLearning delivery modes;
  • Well-organized project development processes;
  • An effective AVU instructional design strategy;
  • Learning materials developed and revised in line with AVU policies;
  • Media developed to support learning in all delivery modes and for both formal and self-learning courses as well as assessment strategies;
  • Materials adapted to all possible instructional formats and compliant with standards (e.g. SCORM);
  • An improved AVU Virtual Classroom;
  • Improved AVU Open Educational Resources.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or related subject;
  • Minimum of five years of instructional design or technical writing experience;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Instructional Design and courseware development principles;
  • Knowledge of authoring training tools;
  • Knowledge of multimedia authoring tools;
  • Demonstrated skills in web-based course development software;
  • Creative problem solving ability;

    Expertise in:

  • SCORM
  • Course Management Software – Moodle LMS
  • MS Office software
  • Online courseware materials like OERs;
  • Knowledge of online teaching and learning methods;
  • Exposure to various learning systems which include Higher Education in Africa;
  • Ability to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately;
  • Accomplished presentation skills, including development and delivery;
  • Desire to continuously learn new features of development tools and software;
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule and meet deadlines;
  • Work both independently and within a team;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic team.

    Modalities of Work: The Instructional Designer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week.

    Duration: The duration of this position is 12 months with a possibility of renewal.

    Reporting: The Instructional Designer will work under the supervision of the Manager of ET&LR or such other person as the client may designate from time to time in writing.

    Payment: The monthly salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

    The successful candidate will be appointed for 1 year and will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    3. Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance and Administration

    The DVC Finance and Administration shall be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Finance and Administration Division through the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the University’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.

    The position also assists the Vice Chancellor in the administration of the University.

    4. Job Titles: Senior Lecturers (5 Positions) & Lecturers

    (5 Positions)

    The purpose of these jobs is to strengthen academic leadership and innovation in Business, Bible & Theology, Community Development, ICT and Communication Departments and other University level initiatives.

    5. Job Title: ICT Administrator / Trainer

    The ICT Administrator will be responsible for the efficient operations of the university systems, databases and networks ensuring effective service delivery to the users.

    The position also includes teaching responsibilities as assigned by the department head.

    6. Programs Officer

    Undertake the administrative tasks.

    The Programs officer will work with the Educational Technology and Learning Resources (ET&LR) unit in the implementation of the following programs:

    (i) Open Distance and eLearning Professional Development (ODeLPD); Teacher Education (TEP); Applied Computer Science (ACSP); and Peace Management and Conflict Resolution (PM&CR).

    2. Scope of Work

  • The Programs’ Officer will be responsible for the following tasks in the ET&LR Unit:
  • Coordinating the engagement process of the required consultant in the unit
  • Ensuring the consultants and Subject matter experts have been issued with contracts in a timely manner
  • Processing the payments of the consultants
  • Managing the communication in terms of drafting letters and or emails in the programs
  • Assisting in compiling Unit’s Reports
  • Meticulously keeping all records of the processes in the unit, that is, managing the filing (electronic and manual) system of all processes’ records.
  • Drafting letters, scheduling appointments and providing support in development of presentations and public awareness materials
  • Making logistical arrangements for seminars, workshops, study tours, conferences and coordinating travel arrangements for the unit
  • Liaising with procurement and finance offices for timely acquisition of goods and services required
  • Coordinating the translation of Unit’s documents and modules in the unit by external firms(s)
  • Translating short administrative documents
  • Arranging and taking notes in Unit’s meeting and file them accordingly
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    3. Deliverables and Expected Outcomes

  • Well-coordinated and documented processes in the ET&LR unit
  • Contracts and payment of consultants and SMEs done in a timely manner
  • Well-arranged and documented meetings
  • Timely and relevant communication with stake holders in the Unit’s activities
  • Reports drafted and finalized as needed
  • Units seminars and workshops (virtual of face to face) meticulously planned and implemented
  • Units travel logistics efficiently arranged
  • Units required goods and services acquired in a timely manner
  • Well-coordinated translation process for the Units documents and modules
  • Short administrative documents translated as requested
  • Other duties requested accomplished as agreed

    4. Qualifications of the Programs Officer

  • University degree in Languages and Literature/Social Sciences/Business studies or a related subject is required.
  • At least five years relevant working experience
  • Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures
  • Proficiency in database applications and MS office suit
  • Experience in an NGO or international organization environment is an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and co-ordination of meetings and workshops
  • Demonstrated office Management skills and experience gained in a busy office
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and willingness to put in extra hours
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent oral and written bi-lingual communication skills in English and French; or English and Portuguese. Tri-lingual skills in English, Portuguese and French are an added advantage.

    5. Modalities of Work and Timelines: The officer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week

    6. Duration: The successful candidate will be appointed for 12 months.

    7. Reporting: The Programs Officer will report to the Manager, Educational Technology &Learning Resources or any other person that the AVU may appoint from time to time.

    8. Payment: The officer will be paid at a monthly rate commensurate with his/her education and experience

    For details of the full profiles for these jobs, please visit our website Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University Jobs in Kenya

    How to Apply

    Application must include an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

    Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and you must indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.

    The closing date for this application is 20th February 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3)

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is an equal opportunity employer.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts Lecturers Jobs in Kenya

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Institutions

    Lecturers Wanted

    Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts is one of the leading Art and Design Institutions in the region.

    As an institution, we have realized tremendous achievements in over twenty years of our contribution to the Art and Design industry and training.

    To define our next phase of growth, we are looking for creative and innovative in the following areas:

  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design and
  • Drawing and Painting

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Design, Fine Art or related field
  • Must be registered with the TSC
  • Must have skills and experience with the relevant computer applications and a strong portfolio ready for presentation
  • Teaching experience will be an added advantage
  • Age 30 years and above

    Competence in the following abilities:

  • To design, prepare and develop teaching materials
  • To deliver lecturers, demonstrations, seminars and tutorials
  • Setting and marking examinations
  • Supporting students through a pastoral/advisory role
  • Undertaking personal research projects and actively contributing to personal and institutional profile

    Supervising students’ research activities

  • Undertaking continuous professional development and participating in staff training activities
  • Undertaking administrative tasks related to the department, such as student admissions, induction programmes and involvement in committees and boards
  • Representing the institution at professional conferences and seminars and contributing to these as necessary
  • Establishing collaborative links outside the institute with the industrial, commercial and public institutions
  • To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.

    Applications with a covering letter, C.V., copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials should reach us by 2nd February 2015.

    Address to the following:

    The Director,
    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Institutions,
    P. O. Box 42454-00100
    Nairobi


    Xplico Insurance Company Limited Jobs in Kenya

    Xplico Insurance Company Limited is the fastest growing general underwriter in Kenya.

    The Company is seeking to employ a competent personnel to fill the under listed positions:

    1. Position: Risk Manager

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist analysis and perform risk reviews
  • Identify the risk the insurer faces
  • Assess, aggregate, monitor, help manage and address identified risks and develop a Risk register
  • Gain and maintain an aggregated view of the risk profile of the insurer
  • Evaluate the internal and external risk environment on an ongoing basis, and identify and assess potential risks as early as possible
  • Consider risks arising from remuneration arrangements/incentives
  • Conduct regular stress testing and scenario analyses
  • Report to management, board on the insurer’s risk profile and details on risk exposures facing the insurer and related mitigation actions
  • Report material changes affecting the insurers risk management system to help ensure that the framework is maintained and improved
  • Conduct regular assessments of the risk management functions and implement any needed improvements

    Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in related filed (insurance, risk) management, Actuarial Science
  • Professional Accounting qualification i.e. CPA – K/ ACCA/ ACII
  • At least three years’ experience in management within the insurance/ banking industry
  • He/ She must be familiar with Re – Insurance Accounting
  • IT proficiency

    2. Position: Internal Auditor

    Reporting to the Board under the supervision of the Principal Officer, the Internal Auditor will review the various finance operations of the company to ensure compliance with the set controls, report any short falls and give recommendations to the audit committee.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Internal Auditor will be charged with the following

  • Carry out periodic and continuous internal audit exercises on all functions and assets of the organization to minimize the risk of loss
  • Continuously evaluate internal control systems in line with changing demands and ensure that the systems are appropriately designed to serve the best interest of the organization at all times
  • Ensure that operations in various departments are conducted in compliance with laid down policy, procedure, work instructions and statutory regulations
  • Evaluate audit findings, draw comparisons and analytical reviews and advise the audit committee on continuous improvement measures
  • Understand the company’s strategy and business objectives so as to focus Audit’s work on the highest risks

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce (Accounting or Finance option)
  • CPA (K) or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar function
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the standards for the professional practice of internal auditing and the code of ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Basic MS office skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Self-driven individual with impeccable integrity
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    3. Position: Underwriting & Reinsurance Manager

    Overall Responsibilities:

    To develop and manage underwriting activities in order to satisfy customers and shareholders’ expectations

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the activities of underwriting and reinsurance in the company.
  • Vetting all risks to ensure that only quality business is accepted into the company at acceptable rates
  • Preparing and maintaining up to date underwriting manual
  • Ensuring that the risks undertaken by the company are adequately covered through reinsurance programmes.
  • Marketing company products and ensuring proper customer service Supervision, appraisal, training and development of staff in the department
  • Ensuring timely preparation of management reports.
  • Spearheading product development and negotiating key partnerships for the company
  • Ensuring high retention levels are maintained by effective management of the business renewal process

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized university
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • ACII or equivalent
  • Computer literacy
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar position

    4. Position: Actuarial Officer

    The appointed person will be responsible for all actuarial services of the company including product design and development, product pricing and valuations, continuous risk management of existing insurance products, risk evaluation, review of various products, determination and evaluation of premium structure and policy conditions.

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Undertaking monthly liabilities valuation and calculating the value of new business and embedded value.
  • Product design, development and pricing.
  • Compile and analyze statistical information for decision making.
  • Review of product performance on a quarterly basis to their profitability in consultation with the company’s consulting actuary.
  • Analysing the market and industry trend of various companies and providing the reports to the management on Quarterly basis.
  • To liaise with the Company’s investment department to ensure optimal return on all investment related products.
  • To calculate the daily unit value for investment products and credit the various member fund accounts.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science degree from a recognized university.
  • Must have completed or made substantial progress in Actuarial professional exams
  • Above three years of work experience in an Actuarial Department.

    5. Position: Compliance Officer

    Main Purpose:

  • Assessment of the key compliance risks and steps being taken to address them Assessment of how the various parts of the insurer are performing against compliance standards and goals
  • Material compliance violations or concerns involving any management or staff and status of any investigations or actions
  • Material fines or other disciplinary actions taken by the IRA in respect of the insurer or any employee

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • The compliance officer has the authority and obligation to promptly inform the chair of the board directly on major non-compliance by a member of management or by the insurer
  • Promote an ethical corporate culture that values responsible conduct and compliance with internal and external obligations
  • Identify, assess, report on and address key legal and regulatory obligations, including obligations to the authority
  • Ensure the insurer monitors and has policies, processes and controls in respect of the key areas of legal, regulatory and ethical obligation
  • Hold regular training on key legal and regulatory obligations
  • Facilitates the confidential reporting by employees of concerns
  • Address compliance shortcomings and violations
  • Conduct regular assessments of the compliance function and the compliance systems and implement or monitor needed improvements

    Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in related filed (insurance, risk)
  • Professional Accounting qualification i.e. CPA-K/ ACCA/ACII
  • At least three years’ experience in the insurance industry;
  • IT proficiency

    How to Apply

    To apply for these positions please apply to the undersigned, attaching your detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of your testimonials and certificates together with your referees to reach us by 4th February, 2015.

    Principal Officer
    Xplico Insurance Company Ltd
    P.O. BOX 38106 – 00623
    Nairobi.

    or Email: po@xplicoinsurance.co.ke


    Maria Soti Girls Educational Centre Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Maria Soti Girls Educational Centre is a private Christian Girls Secondary School offering the 8.4.4 curriculum.

    The school is located in Kaptarakwa, Keiyo South Sub-county, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, about 40km East of Eldoret Town and 10km from Iten Town.

    Due to expansion of our facilities, applications are invited for

    Teaching Positions: Senior Chemistry, Geography & History Teachers

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Education from recognized universities.
  • Applicants must have at least 3 years’ teaching experience.
  • Experience in preparing candidates for K.C.S.E will be an Added advantage.
  • Applications to reach the undersigned by 5th February, 2015.

    Interested Candidates should send their Applications, Curriculum Vitae, accompanying copies of Certificates and testimonials quoting the telephone number(s), Email address and details of current and past remuneration to:

    The Chairman, School Advisory Board
    Maria Soti Girls Educational Centre
    P.O Box 552 – 30100,
    Eldoret

    Or Email: mariasoti@gmail.com

    Or submit to the school’s Town Office, along Uganda Road opposite Imperial Bank during office hours.

    The Secretary
    B.O.M
    Maria Soti Girls Educational Centre.


    Benefits Administration Director Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Director, Benefits Administration

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for formulating and coordinating the implementation of policies and strategies that fulfil the mandate to register members and collect contributions.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategic

  • Develop and implement strategies that are in line with market requirements, support business growth and meet its overall goals and objectives.
  • Drive revenue generation by developing innovative strategies that will optimise rate of market penetration.
  • Participate in meetings of departmental heads as necessary.

    Management duties

  • Develop, deploy and retain talented staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the established performance management system.
  • Prepares the budget for the division and ensure effective monitoring and management of costs.

    Benefits Administration

  • Formulate policies and strategies to increase member coverage and collections.
  • Develop risk strategies and manage risk events for all benefits administration operations and advice on ways in which risks can be effectively mitigated.
  • Develop benefits administration policies, systems and controls and ensure they are in line with legal and statutory guidelines and best practices; and regularly monitor activities to ensure compliance.
  • Develop and implement business development programmes to optimise demand creation for products.
  • Ensure completeness of revenue from both the mandatory and voluntary customers.
  • Engage with Registration and Collections Manager on performance contracts.
  • Discuss budgetary allocations with the Head of Registration and Collections.
  • Oversee the maintenance and management of information including membership and contribution databases.
  • Ensure the implementation of efficient data and records management systems that will ensure the integrity of data and information resources.
  • Act as liaison between the Division and CEO
  • Prepare and submit reports as and when required.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Commerce or a related field
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Professional qualification such as CPA-K, ACCA or equivalent
  • Membership to a relevant professional body

    Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience, 5 of which should be at senior managerial level

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • In depth understanding of pension scheme related regulations
  • Ability to formulate policies
  • Ability to coordinate multiple departments
  • Good analytical skills
  • Conflict resolution aptitude

    How to Apply Apply to:

    DNA/1763
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi.
    All applications should be submitted by Friday, February 6th 2015.


    Finance, Investment & Planning Director Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Director, Finance, Investment & Planning

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and execution of the strategy process with specific focus on financial operations, investments, reporting and growth to support the achievement of the corporation’s strategic objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategic

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enable the Group meet its strategic objectives and enhance shareholder value.
  • Institute tracking processes and provide the requisite support to enable business and support units keep performance on track.
  • Champion the performance management process to ensure that it is effective in measuring Group and individual performance and achieving organisational objectives.
  • Provide strategic leadership and expertise in the development of revenue generating strategies for the Corporation

  • Monitor business performance, new or existing regulatory requirements and their impact on the organisation’s operations, market competitor analysis, and business risks.
  • Represent the organisation with major stakeholders, deepening and cultivating new and existing business relationships.
  • Ensure the appropriateness of the key assumptions included in the strategic plans and annual budget proposals; and provide advice to senior management colleagues on these matters.
  • Work closely with the Leadership Team as part of supporting the senior management team, advising them on the likely financial consequences of all proposed courses of action.
  • Participate in meetings of departmental heads as necessary.

    Management duties

  • Responsible for staff in the division and for overseeing smooth running of their sections.
  • Staff development, monitoring performance and approving staff administrative procedures.
  • Prepares the budget for the department and ensure effective monitoring and management of costs.

    Financial Management

  • Develop and implement strategy, structures, policies, tools, processes and procedures that ensure internal efficiencies, and effective preparation and dissemination of financial information for management decision making and regulatory & statutory reporting purposes.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of annual budgets, financial plans and strategies, investment performance and continuous monitoring of the same.
  • Ensure timely preparation and delivery of financial information to key stakeholders such as Senior Management, Board, Regulators and Members.
  • Develop Budget Strategy and link to corporate strategy and verify the consolidated budget.
  • Monitor effective implementation of financial and accounting strategies.
  • Review, evaluate and recommend improvements to the financial control systems and procedures.

    Investment Management

  • Support the overall management of the investment programs including the establishment and review of investment goals.
  • Manage investment funds; establish performance goals, allocate resources, and assess policies in order to make recommendations to senior management, and Board.
  • Monitor/evaluate portfolios by communicating with external Fund Managers, developing manager reports, as well as assessing manager roles and their adherence to the investment strategies.
  • Evaluate investment strategies/processes and make recommendations for adjustments to achieve long-term goals including fund selection and asset allocation.
  • Direct internal investment research activities; evaluate existing and prospective investment managers, capital markets and other related investment topics from quantitative and qualitative perspectives.
  • Review reports and provide concise analyses for Senior Management and Board’s review.
  • Develop, recommend and assist in implementing strategies for long-range financial stability and improved efficiencies.

    Planning, Research and Quality Assurance

  • Drive the formation of a strategic culture necessary to enable the organisation achieve its goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic leadership in identifying and addressing issues that could have a major impact on performance.
  • Lead the planning process and implementation of corporate plans and strategies.
  • Conduct, organize and execute necessary research to collect relevant information that supports key decision making.
  • Lead research and develop insights, both quantitative and qualitative, analyse data to develop an understanding of the business environment.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance related discipline.
  • Master’s degree (or MBA) in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or Tax or closely related field is an added advantage.
  • Fully qualified Accountant with CPA/ACCA/CA.
  • Must be a Member of ICPAK

    Experience

  • At least ten years’ experience with five years’ experience in a senior management role
  • Knowledge in Financial budgetary and accounting systems.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.
  • Good understanding of taxation laws

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Leadership skills
  • Strong strategic and commercial awareness
  • Exceptional planning, organisational and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain positive stakeholder relations
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Decision making skills
  • Proper understanding of Pension Rules and Regulations
  • Proper understanding of the Procurement Act and Regulations
  • Ability to effectively monitor costs

    How to Apply Apply to:

    DNA/1763
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi.
    All applications should be submitted by Friday, February 6th 2015.


    ICT Director Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Director, ICT

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for leading and directing the ICT function in developing the ICT strategy and creating a functional ICT support that ensures continuous operation and cost-efficiency of systems, network, database architecture and data security, in order to achieve consistency and reliability of hardware, software, non-system tools, data archiving and offsite disaster recovery management.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategic

  • Provides strategic technology advice and direction on new and emerging Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
  • Manage relationships with all technology based service providers as a way of ensuring that uptimes are optimised.

    Management Duties

  • Provide quality leadership throughout the ICT division and effectively translate that into conducive work environment and employee satisfaction.
  • Reviewing the status of ICT infrastructure to ensure high availability.
  • Monitoring ICT service desk delivery issues to ensure quick resolution of user related incidents enhancing customer service deliverables.
  • Effective integration of ICT strategy with the organisation’s business direction.
  • Effectiveness of ICT division structure and systems (policies, processes, procedures and tools) in achieving compliance requirements, optimal efficiency, resource utilisation and cost containment.
  • Undertake the day-to-day management of the information technology platforms, which facilitate the efficient delivery of customer service and processing of all transactions.
  • Ensure that all the information technology platforms in use keep pace with technological innovations and developments as a way of protecting investment in technology.
  • Manage relationships with all technology based service providers as a way of ensuring that uptimes are optimised.
  • Evaluate, plan, implement and maintain all the organisation’s information technology and telecommunication system and projects within agreed time and budget constraints.
  • Develop and manage a Business Continuity Plan and Data Security Plan for operations (including IT Operations) in order to guarantee continuation of services at all times.
  • Increase computer awareness and literacy among staff to enhance skills base and productivity.
  • Ensure appropriate controls and monitoring mechanisms to keep information technology operations and services in place despite power outages and telecommunication failures.
  • Monitor and manage service user complaints to ensure maintenance of the highest standards of service.
  • Organise, manage and motivate the available human capital within Information Technology Division through establishment of suitable organisation structure and implementing development programmes to optimise competence and productivity.
  • As a member of the Management Committee; take a proactive role in influencing policy and the strategic direction of the organisation.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in an ICT related field;
  • A Master’s degree would be an added advantage; and
  • A post-graduate diploma in an ICT related field ¡s preferred

    Experience

  • At least ten years’ experience with ICT systems, five of which should be in a management role in a leading organisation; and
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of various ICT projects to support strategic initiatives of an organisation and deliver significant bottom line impact on time and on budget.

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Exceptional Leadership skills
  • Performance Management to optimise employee productivity
  • Organisation development to effectively structure the IT section for optimal performance
  • Knowledge and experience in modern ICT applications and operations management in financial services business to provide visionary guidance on strategic and operations changes.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform or guide performance of Information
  • Technology activities/tasks in a manner that consistently produce high quality of service.

    How to Apply

    Apply to:

    DNA/1763
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi.

    All applications should be submitted by Friday, February 6th 2015.


    Head Career Opportunities in Kenya

    1. Job Title: Head of Investment

    Reports to: Director, Finance Investment and Planning

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for developing strategies for managing a portfolio of investments, including meeting with fund managers, preparing and reporting on the analysis of investments and investment strategies and assists ¡n the development of funding and investment strategies.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management duties

  • Responsible for staff in the department and for overseeing smooth running of their sections.
  • Staff development, monitoring performance and approving staff administrative procedures.
  • Prepares the budget for the department and ensure effective monitoring and management of costs.

    Investment Management

  • Formulate and implement investment strategies to increase the risk adjusted returns on member funds.
  • Co-ordinate functions of Capital and Money Markets, Property Development and Property Management.
  • Discuss performance contracts with managers and ensure they are aligned with strategy.
  • Develop, implement and continuously review investment policies and design and implement investment processes to maximise returns.
  • Oversee and drive the timely preparation of annual plans and budgets and outline key departmental activities to be undertaken to achieve desired targets.
  • Oversee all reporting activities and interpret investment reports, statements and related records and advice the Director, Finance, Investment and Planning accordingly on options for action.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the organisation’s investment of surplus funds and implement effective strategies for managing expenditure programmes.
  • Identify new investment opportunities and cultivate stakeholder relationships with financial institutions and other stakeholders to secure additional investment opportunities.
  • Prepare and submit reports as and when required.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business studies, management, statistics, finance, mathematics, accounting or economics.
  • Master’s degree (or MBA) in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or Tax or closely related field is an added advantage.
  • Registration by relevant professional association.

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ experience this includes five years’ experience in a senior management role.
  • Knowledge in financial budgetary and accounting systems.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.
  • Good understanding of taxation laws.

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Comprehensive understanding of investment policies
  • In depth understanding of pension scheme regulated regulations
  • Ability to formulate policies
  • Conflict resolution aptitude
  • Technical expertise in strategic planning, risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively interpret market rates and co-ordinate investment activities
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    2. Job Title: Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all corporate communications programs to ensure effective promotion of products and services in order to enhance the organisation’s overall reputation as well as to establish and maintain goodwill and understanding between an organization and its public.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management duties

  • Provide strategic direction for the Marketing and Corporate Affairs department.
  • Responsible for development and implementation Policies, Strategies, plans, budgets and ensure implementation and adherence of the same.
  • Identify the resources and skills needed to deliver on the strategic plan and lead the acquisition of those skills through training, recruitment and employee career management.

    PR & Corporate Communications

  • Develop and implement corporate communications strategy and ensuring adherence to the set policies and procedures to enable efficiency.
  • Responsible for internal communications.
  • Coordinate media relations by ensuring that the correct information is presented to and reported on my media houses.
  • This is maintaining focus on external communication.

    Marketing and customer service

  • Define, develop and implement marketing procedures relating to policies, products and services in line with the wider business strategies.
  • Implement and manage the operational service quality standards as defined in the Customer Service Charter.
  • Marketing of the organizations products; through advertising and brand management. This aims at new business development and increasing of market share.
  • Drive the coordination of all strategic initiatives associated with the development of the customer value propositions and the corporate brand.
  • Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional activities.
  • Conduct market research to determine market requirements to increase the profile of services offered.
  • Coordinate all activities of product development and enhancement to support quality of the portfolio of products and services.
  • Coordinate all activities to establish effective market segmentation for the products and services.
  • Develop and manage internal marketing communication systems to ensure staff are appropriately informed of the products and services.
  • Develop and manage external marketing communication systems to ensure customers and general public are appropriately informed.
  • Coordinate customer satisfaction measurement programmes to ensure the organization is continuously in touch with the needs and expectations of its target market.
  • Establish, document, implement and inculcate core values across the organisation.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing.
  • Professional marketing and or sales qualification such as CIM, MSK and Membership with relevant bodies.

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ experience in a marketing environment five of which should be at a supervisory/management role.

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal, management, organizational and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through team work
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Demonstrable resilience and flexibility in a demanding and fast past environment

    3. Job Title: Head, Legal Services Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership in the development and enforcement of a robust and facilitative legal framework aimed at ensuring security of pension funds, protection of the rights of members and beneficiaries of pension schemes and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management Duties

  • Provide strategic direction for the Legal Services department.
  • Responsible for development and implementation Policies, Strategies, plans, budgets and ensure implementation and adherence of the same.
  • Identify the resources and skills needed to deliver on the strategic plan and lead the acquisition of those skills through training, recruitment and employee career management.

    Legal Advisory

  • Stay appraised of operating policies and procedures to ensure sound corporate governance.
  • Assist senior management with such duties and functions as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Prepare legal opinions, advice and reports on technical legal matters to the Board and departmental managers including reviewing legal documentation, management of legal due diligence and liaising with external lawyers as required.
  • Represent the organisation in all legal forums including representing the organisation ¡n court proceedings, negotiating, participating in settlement of cases and arbitration of disputes to protect organizational interests.

    Legal operation matters

  • Receive summons, review the relevant files and prepare suitable instructions to external lawyers.
  • Correspond with external lawyers on all the issues that they may arise and advice on their position.
  • Vet and draft legal agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with the legal framework.
  • Ensure proper and safe custody of all legal documentation.
  • Review leases and contracts drawn by third parties.
  • Liaise with and supervise external lawyers.
  • Issue instructions to auctioneers, advocates and valuers.
  • Co-ordinate preparation, filing and service of pleadings.
  • Co-ordinate preparation of monthly/quarterly reports.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Law.
  • Master’s degree in Commercial Law (LLM) Business Administration (MBA), Economics or a related field is an added advantage.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and professional qualifications such as CPS-K.
  • Must be a Member of the Law Society of Kenya.

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ of post-call to bar experience in providing legal services.

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal, management, organisational and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through team work
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Demonstrable resilience and flexibility in a demanding and fast past environment
  • Excellent relationship management, negotiation and strategic networking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    4. Job Title: Head of Human Resources & Administration

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for developing, implementing and effectively managing human capital and administration policies, strategies, systems and processes and ensure alignment to the corporate strategy in order to ensure increased productivity and enhanced organisational effectiveness.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management duties

  • Provide strategic direction for the HR and administration department.
  • Responsible for development and implementation HR Policies, Strategies, plans, budgets and ensure implementation and adherence of the same.
  • Identify the resources and skills needed to deliver on the strategic plan and lead the acquisition of those skills through training, recruitment and employee career management.

    Performance Management

  • Communicate the departmental performance contracts to Human Resource Function heads and work with the Performance Contracting Team to cascade and implement the performance objectives to individual objectives.
  • Ensure performance appraisals are conducted and the appraisal outputs and resolutions are implemented.
  • Manage the process of collecting annual employee opinion Surveys.

    Recruitment

  • Conducting recruitments and selection to ensure the company has critical mass of qualified employees who are able to execute the functional strategic plans.
  • Analyse recruitment requests against the Establishment Plan and ensure the maintenance of the approved staff complement.
  • Prepare offer letters for recruited staff and participate in the induction of new staff.

    Training and Development

  • In charge of job description development and Competency Profiles that facilitates HR planning, recruitment & selection, performance management, training and development, career planning, job evaluation and pay structure design.
  • Conduct training needs analysis in order to identify relevant trainings that build institutional capacity.
  • Prepare training plan for the organization in accordance with the identified training needs.
  • Propose and seek for approval of the training budget.

    Compensation and Benefits

  • Ensure that recognized, approved and correct benefits and allowances are processed and any necessary recovery made in line with policy and legislation.
  • Manage the staff medical scheme in liaison with insurance brokers and underwriters.
  • As the Secretary to the Pension Scheme Trustees, convene meetings, prepare agenda, take minutes and prepare Board papers.
  • Ensure that separation of staff is conducted when necessary, is procedural and legal.

    Industrial Relations

  • Ensure harmonious industrial relations are maintained.
  • Form Joint Industrial Committees to deliberate on arising industrial issues to enhance good industrial relations.
  • Prepare a schedule for the implementation of the Agreement and communicate to all relevant parties on the signed CBA.
  • Resolve employee grievances and disciplinary cases through recommendation of appropriate and fair action in line with the HR polices.
  • Ensure Occupational Health and Safety Measures are in place and are followed.

    Administration

  • Oversee the maintenance of office facilities and equipment including identifying vendors, overseeing the management of selected vendors to provide timely repair and maintenance of all office machines.
  • Liaise with Procurement for sourcing of service providers to manage and maintain all assets including property and housing.
  • Initiate the asset disposal process by instructing Heads of Departments identify disposable assets in line with approved budget and approved disposal plan.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of fleet administration standards and vehicle operating policies including vehicle maintenance, vehicle tracking, driver, speed and fuel management as well as health and safety management.
  • Prepare the annual budgets and periodic reports on vehicle operating costs.
  • Oversee maintenance, storage and security of staff records to ensure data integrity.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Studies or a relevant field.
  • Diploma in Human Resource.
  • Masters in Human Resource

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ experience in Human Resource Management in a busy organisation, five of which must be at Senior Manager level
  • Experience in the public sector will be an added advantage

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • Leadership to initiate and manage strategic Human Resource changes across the entire organisation; and to nurture and sustain employee satisfaction within Human Resources Unit.
  • Knowledge and experience in modern Human Resource Management & Development practices to provide visionary guidance on quality improvements and strategic changes across the organisation.
  • Organisation development to effectively provide guidance on structuring the organization’s functions for optimal performance.
  • Performance Management to optimise own and team’s productivity
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform and/or guide performance of Human Resource Management activities/tasks in a manner that consistently achieves high quality standards or benchmarks.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.

    5. Job Title: Head of Registration

    Reports to: Director, Benefits Administration

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for providing oversight over the process of registration and ensure that data / information is accurate, valid, secure and managed in line with relevant organisation policies and statutory/regulatory requirements.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management duties

  • Responsible for staff in the department and shall oversee smooth running of the departmental operations.
  • Staff development, monitoring performance and ensure effectiveness of operations to meet targets.
  • Prepares the budget for the department and ensure effective monitoring and management of costs.

    Registration and Collections

  • Analyse registration and oversee monthly performance for branches against their specific targets.
  • Ensure the continuous maintenance of accurate information on membership growth and liaise with relevant in-house teams to ensure the safe and secure storage and/ archiving of member records.
  • Ensure databases are updated following payment of contributions and oversee the computation and dispatch of penalties on late contributions.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative, regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual administrative reports in respect to memberships and contributions required.
  • Generate management reports and make recommendations with respect to members and contributor’s data for decision making.
  • Analyse inspection reports and consequent follow up from branches.
  • Analyse transit and allocation report as reconciled from branches.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Economics or a related field
  • Professional qualification or membership to a relevant professional body

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ experience in pension management, three of which should be at mid-management level.

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • In depth understanding of pension scheme related regulations
  • Ability to formulate policies
  • Good analytical skills
  • Conflict resolution aptitude

    6. Job Title: Head of Benefits

    Reports to: Director, Benefits Administration

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for oversight of the benefits payment processes.

    Key Responsibilities

    Management Duties

  • Responsible for the benefits staff and responsible for overseeing smooth running of the department’s operations.
  • Responsible for staff development, monitoring performance and ensuring effectiveness of operations to meet targets.
  • Prepares the budget for the department and ensure effective monitoring and management of costs.

    Benefits payment

  • Establish policies, systems and process to ensure effective processing and payment of benefits.
  • Identify areas/opportunities for the improvement of the benefits payments process in order to ensure improved service offering to the public.
  • Ensure that benefits are computed promptly, accurately and efficiently.
  • Set up and maintain validation process to ensure maximum customer support and minimise risk.
  • Ensure that all rules, regulations and procedures are adhered to in processing benefits.
  • Analyse claims processing effectiveness and efficiency within branches.
  • Verify all documentation necessary for claims processing is submitted to head office on a timely basis.
  • Ensure claims processing procedures are well followed from branches.
  • Oversee the updating and maintaining of proper records for the members in the system and in charge of the members hard copy files.
  • Compile and submit relevant reports as may be required.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Masters degree in relevant field
  • Professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body.

    Experience

  • At least eight years’ experience in pension management, three of which should be at mid-management level

    Additional Skills and Requirements

  • In depth understanding of pension scheme related regulations
  • Ability to formulate policies
  • Ability to lead teams
  • Good analytical skills, critical thinking and strong decision making skills
  • Conflict resolution aptitude

    How to Apply

    Apply to:

    DNA/1763
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi.

    All applications should be submitted by Friday, February 6th 2015, indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.


    Global Body Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Our client a leading Global Body is in need of a Procurement Officer.

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Description

  • Co-ordinate with other stakeholders on procurement, tender and contract matters
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Provide guidance and support across the organisation
  • Drive implementation of new business models

    Job Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable experience within a procurement role with experience of Management of contracts and tenders (with regional experience)
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness
  • Experience of Collaborative working across multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of managing challenging deadlines and competing demands

    If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to resume@interviewupconsulting.com, by 28th February 2015.

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted


    BuildAfrique Consulting Group Part-Time Physical / Urban Planners and Land Surveyors Jobs in Kenya

    Call for Part-Time Consultants:

    BuildAfrique Consulting Group is a multi-disciplinary consulting group of companies offering professional consultancy services in the Construction Industry ranging from Project Management, Project Finance Sourcing and Consultancy, Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Consultancy, Physical and Town Planning, and Environmental management.

    BuildAfrique wishes to recruit part-time consultants for the below positions:

    1. Physical / Urban Planners

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in urban planning
  • Registration with Physical Planners Registration Board

    2. Land Surveyors

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in land surveying
  • Registration with Land Surveyors Registration Board

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae citing projects undertaken to buildafriqueconsulting@gmail.com quoting the position title on the subject line by 6th February 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Silverstone Tyres Jobs in Kenya

    Silverstone Tyres (K) Limited, the leading company in the automotive field, seeks to recruit the following positions;

    1. Branch Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively managing the operations at the tyre centre to achieve the set sales targets
  • Human Resources Management (manage employees leaves, motivating, evaluating staff performance, ensuring personal presentation of all staff and grooming are maintained to a standard).
  • Stores management- Maintaining optimal stocks and accounting for all stocks delivered
  • Marketing the company products to customers
  • Cash Management
  • Opening and closing branch
  • Reporting on targets
  • Cover all other activities at the branch that are required to maintain the branch

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Second Class Upper degree in a business or engineering related field from a recognized institution
  • At least a B Plain in KCSE with at least a B plain in Mathematics and English
  • 2 years working experience
  • Experience in automotive industry an added advantage
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to inspire team to higher performance level of growth

    2. Customer Service Officer

    Main Purpose of the Job:

    To deliver prompt and Quality service to Customers

    Responsibilities:

  • Deal directly with customers either by telephone, electronically or face to face
  • Respond promptly to customer inquiries
  • Preparing quotations and Invoices for customers.
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints.
  • Keep records of customer interactions and transactions
  • Record details of inquiries, comments and complaints
  • Record details of actions taken
  • Maintain customer databases
  • Perform all other duties and projects as assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Degree in Marketing or any Business related /Front Office Operations.
  • 1 – 2 years experience in customer service operations.

    Please send your Resume and Cover letter including your current and expected remuneration, names of three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to : hr@silvertone.co.ke not later than January 31st, 2015

    Silverstone is an equal opportunity employer


    Tegemeo Institute Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Egerton University

    Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research and analysis in Kenya.

    Background:

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an Institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research in Kenya.

    It has a long track record designing and conducting policy research and evaluation of development projects in the agricultural sector.

    Tegemeo received a grant to strengthen the Institute’s capacity to provide Measurement Learning and Evaluation (MLE) services to agricultural development projects and programmes in East Africa, and to support its development into an important regional hub for MLE within the Agricultural Learning and Impacts Network (ALINe) initiative.

    The support will also help Tegemeo achieve its goal of becoming a world-class research institute that can play a long-term regional role in agricultural policy research, monitoring and evaluation, including the capacity to mentor other evaluation Institutions/Firms in the region.

    The grant supports three areas:

    1) strengthening staff and capabilities;

    2) investing in technology and innovation; and

    3) developing partnerships and networks in the East African MLE community.

    The institute is looking to fill the following positions based in Nairobi.

    1. Job Title: Administrative Assistant for MLE Unit

    Responsible to: Director, MLE Unit

    Duration: 24 months

    Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

    Start Date: immediate

    The Institute seeks an Administrative Assistant to support the Measurement Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Unit.

    The position is intended to provide administrative and secretarial support, including:

  • correspondence and communication; support to meetings;
  • general administrative assistance such as coordinating and tracking work flow
  • to ensure progress to deadlines/keeping projects on schedule;
  • taking initiative in director’s/manager’s absence;
  • maintaining procedures manual to ensure consistent/efficient performance of routines and preparing and controlling administrative budgets.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Communication and Correspondence
  • Deal with correspondence addressed to management, to the MLE Unit
  • Screen calls, letters and emails; prioritise correspondence and bring to the attention of management matters requiring attention, associated deadlines
  • Compose correspondence/reports for own or manager’s signature on own initiative or from directors’ notes
  • Check deadlines on incoming requests and put preliminary work in play
  • Communicates with stakeholders , clients, visitors to achieve aims of projects
  • Handle all inquiries within your capacity and refer others to appropriate offices/r
  • Route calls to appropriate staff
  • Do phone surveys/inquiries as needed

    Support to Management Meetings

  • Prepare agenda and supportive documents/notes in advance
  • Arrange meeting facilities
  • When required, take part in administrative meetings as recording secretary; prepare action minutes
  • Take follow-up action arising from notes – as required

    Visitors

  • Meet and greet stakeholders/visitors,
  • Arrange amenities/refreshments as needed

    Travel

  • Arrange travel plans for management and staff
  • Prepare itinerary, trip file and supplies
  • Avail tools for funds request and expense report for management and staff

    Routines and Records Management

  • Routinely re-order supplies for MLE Unit
  • Update mail/phone directory
  • Maintain documentation of project, policy manuals and procedures
  • Update and manage project records
  • Create and maintain storage/retrieval systems for project records/data

    Projects

  • Keep projects on schedule by monitoring progress of project tasks allocated to staff by management.
  • Prepare reports on progress and implement any actions
  • Handle administrative detail, for MLE Unit related projects
  • Seek greater role in projects within administrative and other areas of competence
  • Seek competence in areas outside your range e.g. finance, project management, personnel

    Supervision

    As required, recruit, train and supervise part-time or full-time, paid, or unpaid/volunteer secretarial or clerical staff

    Deliverables

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to the MLE Unit management (Director, MLE Advisor, Business Development Manager)
  • Correspondence and communication
  • General administrative assistance
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the meetings and arrange functions
  • Administrative support to MLE Unit and MLE projects
  • Coordinate work flow

    Personnel Requirements

    Educational Qualifications:

  • A Higher diploma in relevant secretarial and administrative studies.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is desirable

    Skills:

  • Excellent writing, communication skills and interpersonal skills,
  • Software experience in computer packages like word, excel, power-point

    Experience:

  • 5 year experience as an administrative assistant to the executive/management, working under strict deadlines.
  • Candidates with a least two year experience in agricultural development and related establishments will have an added advantage.

    Personal Attributes

    1. Good Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • Able to communicate with others in a warm and helpful manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport
  • Written Communication –Communicates ideas on complex and sensitive issues clearly in writing, selecting language, tone and format to suit target recipients
  • Verbal Communication – Speaks in a clear succinct manner and tailors language to suit target audience
  • Conflict Resolution – Defuses and resolves conflict in a range of situations, where tact and diplomacy are required

    2. Good in Organisation and Planning

  • Able to organise or schedule tasks.
  • Develops realistic action plans while being sensitive to time constraints and resource availability.
  • Plans and manages multiple jobs simultaneously

    3. An eye for detail

  • Accurate and a focus on getting things right first time

    4. Results Driven

  • Has capacity to maintain focus on the desired outcome of any project

    5. Confidentiality

  • Performs to earn managements full confidence
  • Assures discreet handling of all business

    2. Job Title: MLE Expert

    Responsible to: Director, MLE Unit

    Duration: 24 Months

    Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

    Start Date: Immediate

    Position Summary:

    Tegemeo seeks a Measurement Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Expert for its MLE Unit.

    The MLE expert position will combine an advisory role with that of creating MLE business and implementation of assignments.

    Specifically, the MLE expert will ensure the Institute has the resources capability to prepare wining proposals and execute MLE assignments competitively (cost-effective and timeliness).

    He/she will actively seek and propose cutting-edge equipment, technology/innovations and skills training in MLE to make the Institute the MLE service provider of choice.

    Further, he/she will actively seek out potential Institutions/Firms for possible partnerships.

    The MLE advisor will prepare timely progress reports as per the contract and provide routine updates to management.

    The MLE expert will work in a small team within the MLE Unit, and also able draw resources and expertise from the broader research team at the Institute as well as from strategic partners and associates/consultants.

    This position reports to the Head of the MLE Unit.

    In fulfilling various tasks, he/she will consult, update, review progress with the Unit Head, Institute’s management and also consult with strategic partners.

    Key Responsibilities

    Support the Head setting up of MLE Unit:

  • Participate in designing the model for MLE service delivery and its implementation
  • Participate in MLE Business Development
  • MLE capacity building within Tegemeo Institute and its partners
  • Engage with partners and stakeholders to identify MLE needs/gaps and remedial activities

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Design and Implement Organisational Model for MLE services and Resource Management

  • Participate in designing the model for MLE service delivery and its implementation
  • Day to day technical management of MLE service delivery and strengthening agenda
  • Undertake a scoping study on the status and gaps in equipment and technologies/innovations for MLE work

    2. Business Development

  • Be proactive in searching for upcoming MLE jobs in the market.
  • Advise director on which MLE jobs Institute should bid for
  • Lead in preparation of MLE proposals
  • Identify strategic partners within and outside the region
  • Lead in implementation of MLE assignments
  • Advice in procurement of experts for MLE service providers
  • Deliver technical reports in accordance with TORs of MLE assignments
  • Collaboratively, with MLE unit head and BDO, track MLE business development

    3. Staffing & Team Development or Skills Capacity Development

  • Organise MLE skills training for staff - in the cutting edge MLE approaches, technology and innovations for MLE tasks

  • Determine staffing and resources requirements for various MLE assignments
  • Build a database for competent MLE consultants/associates in the region
  • Assist in identification and procurement of MLE consultants/associates
  • Facilitate evidence-based learning sessions with staff, partners and stakeholders

    4. Stakeholder Relations

  • Promote trust and good working relationships with partners and stakeholders Routinely consult strategic partners as well as on a need to basis.
  • Have scheduled meetings with the team at the Institute where to report on progress and receive feedback on MLE unit plans/business model etc.

    Personnel Requirements

    Educational Qualifications

  • Essential: Advanced degree in Agricultural or Development Economics
  • Desirable: Training in both quantitative and qualitative social research methods

    Knowledge

    Essential:

  • Deep understanding of theory and application of design of monitoring, evaluation and impact evaluation
  • Deep understanding of theory and application of social research methods – both quantitative and qualitative

    Desirable:

  • Knowledge of best practice, tools and approaches in MLE Deep understanding of development issues in agricultural and rural sectors in SSA

    Skills

    Essential:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills using statistical software especially SPSS, STATA
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent proposal writing skills
  • Fluent in English

    Desirable:

  • Communicates in swahili language (spoken and written)
  • Design of survey tools including coding questionnaires for mobile data collection

    Experience

    Essential:

  • 3 year hands-on experience leading evaluations or impact evaluations of which at least 2 years of MLE work experience has been in sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture or rural development
  • 5 year experience in application of social research methods – both quantitative and qualitative
  • 5 year experience in design of household surveys – including calculating sample sizes and power calculations
  • 2 year experience in use of cutting edge data collection and data management (storage, security, transfer) technologies, especially CAPI
  • Demonstrated experience in writing winning proposals in MLE

    Desirable:

  • Specific experience in designing of evaluations and impact evaluation
  • Track record in analytical work using quantitative methods

    Attributes

    Essential:

  • Thrives in demanding work environment, meets strict deadlines
  • Facilitative, collaborative skills
  • Team player and ability to cultivate a good working relationship with research team at the Institute and partners

    Other

  • Essential: Good professional networks with MLE experts and providers of data collection and management systems

  • Desirable: Work experience in East African Countries

    References: An offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

    We require two references, one of which must be from you present or most recent employer.

    The Institute reserves the right to contact your previous employer before an offer is made.

    Unless your permission is granted, your present employer will not be approached until after an offer of employment has been made.

    Probationary Period: The first 3 months of your employment with the Institute will be counted as a probationary period.

    During this time the Institute will make an assessment of your suitability for acceptance to two-year position.

    Hours of Work: This post is full time, 40 hours per week.

    Holidays: The annual leave entitlement is 30 days

    Notice: During your probationary service the period of notice to terminate your employment is 1 month.

    Following successful completion of your probationary period, the notice period you are required to give the Institute becomes 3 months.

    Duration: This position is for 24 months with possibilities of renewal for a further period upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    Salary: The position with be competitively remunerated including benefits such as medical insurance and other allowances.

    Location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Application Instruction and Deadline (Wednesday 11th February, 2015):

    Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names of three referees should be sent to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance),
    Egerton University,
    P.O Box 536 - 20115
    Egerton.

    Or via email address (vacancies2014@tegemeo.org).

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


    Gender Advisor Jobs in Kenya

    Location : Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Deadline : 03 - Feb - 15

    Additional Category: Women’s Empowerment

    Type of Contract : Individual Contract

    Post Level : International Consultant

    Languages Required : English

    Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Mar-2015

    Duration of Initial Contract : 6 Months with possible renewal

    Background

    UN Women is the United Nations’ entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

    It was established in July 2010 by the UN General Assembly to accelerate progress on meeting women’s needs worldwide and as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.

    Globally, UN Women is mandated to supports international political negotiations to formulate globally agreed standards for gender equality, assist UN member states to implement those standards by providing expertise and financial support, and assist other UN agencies in their efforts to advance gender equality across a broad spectrum of issues related to human rights and human development.

    Through Programme and Technical Assistance in countries that request its assistance, UN Women works with government and non-governmental partners to help them put in place policies, laws, services, and resources that women require to move towards equality.

    Women’s Economic Empowerment is one of the key result areas under the UN Women Kenya strategic plan with a focus on women in Agriculture and Extractive Industries value chains.

    UN WOMEN Kenya draws from its global and regional knowledge on normative and legislative frameworks, its partnership with PWYP, EITI, the African Union and UNECA to build the institutional capacities of gender-responsive capacity building in the region on gender and EI.

    Kenya and other African countries are working under the framework of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) to design and implement effective strategies, enact new legislation and policies to govern the extractive sector.

    Kenya is currently embracing a robust legal and policy framework for its natural resources.

    Under the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, a new Energy Bill and a new Policy to govern the Oil and Gas industry are currently underway.

    The Bill is expected to be passed by Parliament the year end and will govern exploration and production of oil and gas and create a sovereign wealth fund for energy revenues.

    Equal weight is being given to mineral wealth.

    Kenya’s first ever Ministry of Mining was established in April 2013.

    A new Mining Policy and Mining Bill have been drafted with the Bill currently being debated in Parliament.

    Governments and regulatory bodies have the complex responsibility of ensuring that the governance and accountability conditions present incentives for investments in the Extractive Industry (EI) sector but also, that the same conditions result in benefits to its citizens both men and women.

    It is important that governments are cognizant of the need to include the needs and roles of women and vulnerable groups in the sector in the distribution of resources generated from the EI sector.

    As such, there is a pressing need for cooperation between national women’s machineries and the relevant ministries within the EI sector – for example ministries of mines, energy and petroleum.

    In addition, dialogue surrounding the allocation of resources should include the private sector to promote gender-responsive systems of procurement of goods and services, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community initiatives.

    Through cooperation between these parties, there is a greater chance that all actors and stakeholders fully understand the complex gender dimensions of the EI sector and its relation to other sectors.

    Given the prevailing importance accorded the EI sector in Kenya, it is opportune and urgent for gender responsive work in the EI sector to ensure that women participate in the decision-making in the sector, are engaged in the EI value chain as investors, service providers and workforce, are represented in the sector governance structures including decisions on the allocation of sovereign wealth generated by the EI.

    To this end, UN Women seeks the services of a highly qualified Gender Advisor to support the Ministry of Mining in Kenya in the development of regulations and controls of the mining industry that help ensure equitable participation and protections for women and vulnerable groups.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Gender Advisor will be seconded to the Ministry of Mining and will receive day-to-day overall guidance and supervision from the Cabinet Secretary, Mining.

    The Advisor will also additionally be expected to report to UN Women Country Director as the seconding agency, to ensure close collaboration and coordination.

    The post will also closely work with other stakeholders (Parliament in particular KEWOPA), civil society, private sector), the EI sector coordination group.

    Within the UN Delivering as One, the Gender Advisor is expected to coordinate technical assistance with the Strategic Result Area Group 3 on“Sustainable and Equitable Economic Growth” and the UN Programme Working Group on Gender.

    The Gender Advisor will be responsible for providing strategic and technical advice to the Ministry of Mining to strengthen gender equality in the development of regulation and controls to be derived from the Mining Bill and international standards.

    The Adviser will provide technical support and content expertise on mainstreaming gender equity into the Ministry of Mining institutional framework.

    Key Functions:

  • Strategic and technical Advice;
  • Technical support and content expertise;
  • Coordination and Partnership Building.

    Details of the Assignment:

  • Provision of technical advice in carrying out a gender audit/analysis of existing mining related legal, policy and regulatory frameworks in Kenya and make recommendations;
  • Provision of technical advice to the Ministry of Mining as required, to the development of mining regulations and control and related implementation at the national and devolved government levels;
  • Coordination of emerging technical and development assistance to the Ministry of Mining, ensuring emerging development support responds to women’s needs and national gender equality priorities;
  • Provide technical support and content expertise to mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment into all regulations and programs related to the implementation of regulations and controls in a coherent manner, through close consultation with relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate capacity building efforts on gender mainstreaming at all stages of the mining regulations and controls implementation.
  • Act as resource person in capacity building, knowledge sharing events and other relevant activities on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ministry of Mining;
  • Coordinate gender equality and women’s empowerment activities of the Ministry of Mining in close consultation with other Ministries (Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Devolution and Planning);
  • Ensure knowledge sharing, documentation and dissemination of good practices on gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights within Ministry of Mining and the broader Government of Kenya system;
  • Support the communication of gender equality and women’s empowerment results of Mining regulations and controls to external audiences.

    Expected deliverables:

  • Inception Report detailing the expert/s understanding of the Terms of Reference;
  • A detailed work plan outlining intended plan of activities to ensure delivery of the expected outcomes within the timelines given;
  • A gender audit report of existing mining related legal, policy and regulatory frameworks in Kenya;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and final reports.

    Competencies

    Core values and Guiding principles:

    Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

    Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

    Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

    Core Competencies:

  • Excellent advisory, managerial leadership and partnership building skills;
  • Aptitude to take initiative and to adapt to quickly changing environment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of partners both orally and in written;
  • Skills in effectively facilitating policy dialogue, knowledge sharing events, meetings involving a variety of stakeholders from Government, civil society and development partners;
  • Ability to set priorities and accomplish multiple tasks consecutively.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Masters in mining engineering, geology, environmental sciences, management, economics, social sciences, gender, communications, or similar required.

    Experience:

  • Seven years experience related to social and gender impact of mining, minerals trade and extractive;
  • Experience in providing support to legislation drafting required;
  • Proven knowledge of regional and international standards for gender and corporate social responsibility;
  • Prior experience working on development programs and extractive industries preferred.
  • Language: Fluent in English.

    UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

    Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

    To Apply

    Look at; Job Application for Gender Advisor, Extractives - Nairobi , to apply on line.


    UN Administrative Assistants Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Posting Title: Administrative Assistant (2 Posts), G6

    Job Code Title: Administrative Assistant

    Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme Duty Station: Nairobi

    Posting Period: 7 January 2015 - 6 February 2015

    Job Opening number: 15-ADM-UNEP-39622-R-NAIROBI (X)

    Special Notice This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.

    Appointment against this post is on a local basis.

    External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified.

    The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take-up the appointment.

    Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.

    All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

    On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

    If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.

    In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.

    If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

    Organisation Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

    Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

    These two posts are located in UNEP’s Executive Director’s Office, Programme Strategy and Planning Team (PSPT), at the Nairobi duty station.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

    (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Administrative Assistants.)

    Human Resources Management:

  • Initiates, reviews, processes and follows-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g., recruitment of staff and consultants, placement, promotion, relocation, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures.
  • Responds to enquiries and provides information and advice to staff regarding their entitlements, administrative procedures, processes and practices, conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations.
  • Oversees the maintenance of vacancy announcement files and keeps track of status of vacancy announcements.
  • Reviews and processes personnel actions.
  • Monitors staffing table and prepare relevant statistical data/charts.

    Budget and Finance:

  • Assists in the preparation and review of financial and human resource proposals/requirements.
  • Consolidates budget/work programme with respect to Headquarters’ budget, trust funds, grants and procurement.
  • Monitors expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments as necessary.
  • Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Assists in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures
  • Prepares or customizes financial reports from IMIS system generated reports.
  • Co-ordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.

    General Administration:

  • Drafts routine correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant administrative, financial audit, personnel matters.
  • Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field.
  • Performs other related administrative duties, as required (e.g., operational travel programme; monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; organizing and coordinating seminars, conferences and translations).
  • May be responsible for guiding, training, and supervising the work of more junior General Service staff.

    Contract Administration:

  • Assists with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services.
  • Audits the contractors' invoices against the goods and services provided by the contractor and approved by the UN.
  • Processes the payment of contractors' invoices and monitor payments.
  • Prepares and processes all UN forms and permissions for contractual and work Unit, Section or Service UN staff, including: UN grounds passes, property passes, UN parking permits, swipe-card access and door keys.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • 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.

    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 audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    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 and 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.

    Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment Method

    Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

    (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Do not pay fees at any step of the job application process.


    Pwani Feeds Transport Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

    Job Title: Transport Officer

    Responsibilities

  • Taking charge of the schedules of the drivers and turn men
  • Planning and overseeing maintenance and repairs for the vehicles
  • Ensuring all the insurances and inspections for the vehicles are up to date
  • Following up on all re-imbursements for motor vehicle accidents and all insurance related cases

  • Sorting out all matters arising with regards to ensuring the cars have the required permits and licenses etc

  • Any other duties that may be assigned to you by your superiors

    Experience Required

  • Fleet management experience
  • Possess good planning & management skills

    If you meet the above requirements please send your CV to hro@pwanifeeds.co.ke including your current pay by 28th Feb 2015.

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


    Takamoto Biogas Jobs in Kenya

    Takamoto Biogas is a rapidly growing renewable energy company in Nairobi providing biogas systems to small-scale farmers in rural Kenya.

    Building on two years of market research and installation experience, we have developed a new business model and technology that will bring the many benefits of biogas energy to the masses in Kenya by eliminating the main hurdle to its adoption – the high upfront cost.

    Our new technology overcomes the biggest hurdle in biogas implementation, reducing the initial cost to consumers from KES 100,000 per unit by approximately 90%.

    In Kenya alone, there are two million farmers with at least one cow who are potential clients.

    We have piloted the new technology in Githunguri, installing over 70 systems in less than 4 months.

    Having proven the demand, we are now preparing to scale up our operations.

    On its way to this goal, Takamoto Biogas is looking for a motivated, proactive and energetic Operations Manager to manage our installations and maintenance.

    This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company developing and scaling a new technology and an innovative business model to bring energy to the millions at the base of the pyramid in Kenya.

    What would you do?

    1. Takamoto Biogas – Operations Manager Job Description

    This is a two-part role that will include:

    Execute current operations:

  • Manage inventory of appliances for sale
  • Manage supply chain of biogas reactors and components
  • Manage sourcing and delivery of appliances for sale
  • Analyse daily meter updates to identify systems for the repair teams to attend to
  • Monitor meter responses to payments for biogas credit to ensure that all payments are processed effectively
  • Ensure we comply with local business regulations
  • Ensure we have the necessary insurance covers in place
  • Maintain relationships with MFI partners supporting our clients (e.g., Kiva)
  • Manage Field Managers and coach them in the management of field operations including installations, repairs and shops

    Improve processes to get us ready for scale up:

  • Build relationships with appliance suppliers and find optimal shipping method
  • Build relationships with installation material suppliers and find optimal delivery method
  • Analyse customer selection and segmentation to refine customer selection practices
  • Support the development of an automated process to identify and rectify payments that are not processed effectively
  • Hire Field Managers and operations staff
  • Develop all operations systems for scale up

    The ideal candidate would:

  • Have previous experience bringing a company to scale
  • Have previous work experience in Africa
  • Have previous experience hiring a team
  • Have previous experience working with third party contractors
  • Speak Kiswahili
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office products

    2. Hiring Sales & Marketing Agents Company: Takamoto Biogas Job Description:

    You will be an integral part of changing the lives of Kenyan farmers by providing them with clean biogas for cooking!

    You will attend marketing events, do door to door sales and make endless phone calls to make sure that everyone who needs biogas can have it with Takamoto Biogas.

    Job requirements:

  • You LOVE doing sales and marketing
  • You have a Certificate in Sales or Marketing
  • You speak Kikuyu, Swahili and English
  • You have at least 1 year previous sales experience
  • You have basic computer skills
  • You live in Kiambu County

    Remuneration:

    You will receive a fixed salary of Ksh 10,000 per month plus commission expected at Ksh 30,000+

    3. Technical Consultant Terms of Reference

    Company: Takamoto Biogas

    Objective:

  • Improve the digester, piping and stove design and installation for Takamoto’s Biogas System.

    The consultant will

  • Analyse repair records kept by the operations team
  • Determine the failure mechanisms
  • Determine which failure mechanisms to focus on
  • Develop solutions to these failure mechanisms
  • Test the solutions with the installation team
  • Write a brief report

    This process will be repeated twice—in March and in September—to iteratively improve the biogas systems.

    Qualifications

    The consultant must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering
  • Previous experience testing, designing and improving biogas systems
  • Previous experience working and sourcing components in Kenya
  • At least 5 years work experience in engineering or product design

    Requirements

    The consultant must meet the following requirements:

  • Make him or herself available in Kenya to meet with the team on the ground, visit biogas systems and source components for 2 periods of 10 days each during the project.
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement and transfer all intellectual property of the designs developed to Takamoto Biogas
  • The designs and recommendations by the consultant must fit within the financial and technical requirements of Takamoto Biogas.

    These requirements will be discussed in detail before contracting.

    Deliverables

  • Interim report by 1 April 2015 of recommendations for improvement of the design and installation including a list of parts (with supplier information) to change that will decrease breakage and decrease cost
  • installation changes that will decrease breakage and decrease cost
  • Interim report by 1 September 2015 of recommendations for improvement of the design and installation including a list of parts (with supplier information) to change that will decrease breakage and decrease cost
  • installation changes that will decrease breakage and decrease cost
  • Final report by 1 December 2015 of recommendations for improvement of the design and installation that will enable Takamoto Biogas to attain the desired financial and technical targets.

    This report should include estimated costs to achieve the targets.

    Start and End: The project will start in March 2015 and extend until December 2015.

    Budget: The consultancy budget will be Ksh 400,000 including taxes and disbursements.

    4. Takamoto Biogas – Auditor

    What would you do?

    Protect company assets by ensuring compliance with internal control procedures, and regulations, make recommendations for improvements in internal financial controls and file with relevant authorities in Kenya.

    Auditor Job Duties:

  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
  • Verify assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation.
  • Complete audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Appraise adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires.
  • Maintain internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.
  • Communicate audit findings by preparing a final report; discussing findings with auditees.
  • Ensure company complies with legal requirements by studying existing and new security legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

    5. Takamoto Biogas – Field Manager

    What would you do?

    The role will include:

  • Site visits and meeting with clients: You will be responsible for traveling to client’s homes and making assessments based on your visits with them as to whether they will be good clients for Takamoto Biogas.
  • You will also be planning the systems out with the client.
  • Managing both day and contractual labor: You will be responsible for the workers being on time, quality of work and ability to accomplish the goals that are set out for them.
  • Problem solving: There are always new issues coming to light with new technology as well as recurring issues.
  • You will be responsible for finding good solutions for those problems by thinking critically and observing the many facets of your work.
  • Quality control for the work that is done by your subordinates and possibly other members of the team.
  • Inventory management oversight: ensure sure that the amount of inventory is adequate at the beginning of each week for that week and that ordering for new materials occurs on time.
  • Installation planning and supervision.
  • Each installation will need to be inspected and reviewed by you with the installation team.
  • It will also be necessary for you to review the plan of each installation that you created on the site visit with the technicians in order to ensure the system is installed the way the client and you have agreed.
  • Field tours.
  • You will be responsible for meeting with people who are interested in our systems for various reasons; from investment and technical to logistics and sales.
  • Manage diagnostics and repairs.

    You will be responsible for sending repair teams to diagnose and fix issues and you will keep track of repair status.

    Who are we looking for?

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Technical skills necessary for assembling digester, stoves, etc.
  • Working knowledge of tools required for installing biogas (Drill, PPR Welder and Cutters, Jigsaws)
  • Experience managing casual workers and employees
  • Basic bookkeeping skills and the ability to keep track of payments for field staff
  • Experience coordinating the logistics associated with working in rural Kenya

    In addition, the ideal candidate will be:

  • Able to make sound judgements in the field
  • Able to co-ordinate up to 10 people at a time
  • Hard working and able to work 60 hours per week when necessary
  • Computer literate (basic typing skills, basic excel skills, email skills)
  • Able to drive a motorbike in adverse weather
  • A High School Graduate (preferably college or university graduate)
  • Be fluent in Kikuyu, Swahili and English
  • Keen to work in a small, entrepreneurial organization

    Application

    To apply, please fill in the form for Operations Manager at; Takamoto Biogas Jobs in Kenya , indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.

    Please note: if your application does not submit, try using a different browser such as Google Chrome or send an email to info@takamotobiogas.com explaining the issue you are experiencing by 1st of February 2015.

    Information for form:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Do you work for an auditing firm? If so which one?
  • Experience in auditing
  • Write short cover letter here explaining why you are the best candidate to support our business
  • Attach CV

    Nairobi Transit Hotel Food & Beverage Supervisor Job in Kenya

    Nairobi Transit Hotel

    Job Title: Food & Beverage Supervisor

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Category: Food & Beverage Service

    Work Type: Full Time

    Salary: Very competitive

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Hotel Manager, the F&B Supervisor will oversee the day to day operations of the Food & Beverage department, including the restaurant, bar and kitchen.

    The F&B Supervisor will assist pro actively with cost controls, revenue enhancement, profit improvement opportunities and safeguarding of the company’s assets.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring smooth operations of the hotel restaurant and bar
  • Ensuring events and conferences run smoothly;
  • Planning work schedules for your team;
  • Training and monitoring staff;
  • Implementing controls in service delivery;
  • Reporting of daily sales figures and stock-taking;
  • Dealing with customer complaints and comments;
  • Addressing problems and troubleshooting;
  • Ensuring compliance with licensing laws, health and safety and other statutory regulations.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in the Hospitality sector from a recognised institution
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the same capacity
  • Minimum mean grade of C in KCSE
  • Computer literate
  • Team player,
  • Good interpersonal skills,
  • Honest,
  • Self-motivated,
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure

    Send your application to: hoteljobkenya@gmail.com, by 28th Feb 2015.


    icipe Jobs in Kenya

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe has over 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

    1. Job Title: Resource Mobilisation Coordinator

    Ref. No. IRS/88/012015

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Resource Mobilisation Coordinator in the Office of the Director General.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya. This is an international position.

    The appointment will initially be for two years, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall purpose of the job:

    In liaison with the Grants Manager and DG’s Office and Programmes Manager, the jobholder will assist the Director General by coordinating all fund raising activities of the Centre with a view to improving icipe’s financial base.

    Specific Duties:

  • Work with the Grants Manager in finalising submission of Concept Notes and Proposals proposed by scientists.
  • Develop a Partnership database that incorporates active, past and current partners of icipe, and work with scientists to ensure all science programmes are included.
  • Be alert on changing donor trends by reviewing donor reports and strategies and to advice the Director General and scientists, and to take necessary action.
  • Develop a strategy for linking early phase projects and those projects looking for co-investment with viable donors, and thereby actively engage scientists/ Project leaders in identifying funding opportunities.
  • Develop and circulate to scientists biannually a two-page resource mobilisation newsletter providing updates on pertinent donor information, including new funding opportunities.
  • Arrange on a regular basis interventions/visits/seminars with new and traditional donors, including opportunities to showcase the work of icipe with a view to increasing publicity for icipe within the donor community and among collaborators and partners.
  • Source and circulate to scientists and students calls for proposals and Concept Notes and any funding opportunities for staff development (including conference and training fellowships) and any other opportunities, for the work of the Centre and staff to be recognised externally through awards.
  • Knowledge and skills required for performing the job
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. MS Office suite)

    Minimum qualifications required

  • An advanced degree (MBA/MA/MSc) in business related subjects followed by further training in project management/resource mobilisation.
  • Proven track record of fundraising in a large organisation with a similar background.

    Minimum experience required

  • Five years management experience in an international or similar organisation.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Ability to work independently, prioritise work and think strategically.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Director General.

    2. Job Title: Laboratory Technician (Chemical Ecology) - EU Bee Health Project

    Ref. No. NRS/89/012015

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Laboratory Technician (Chemical Ecology) in the Environmental Health Division, EU Bee Health Project.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to participating African countries.

    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 compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To assist in performing chemical residue analysis in honey and other hive products as per written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) following AOAC International (formerly the Association of Official Analytical Chemists) and European QuEChERS methods.

    Responsibilities:

  • Participate in sample collection and management;
  • Generate laboratory data and maintain a database of all the laboratory results;
  • Assist in updating, developing, validating and implementing GC-MS and LC-MS for pesticide residue analysis according to standards established by SANCO/12571/2013;
  • Perform chemical residue analysis in honey and other hive products (pollen, wax, propolis, royal jelly, bees, etc.) following AOAC International and European QuEChERS methods;
  • Prepare chemical residue and quality control proficiency testing materials to be supplied to the regional satellite laboratories;
  • Maintain instrument logs and records on instrument maintenance schedule;
  • Monitor and facilitate procurement of lab supplies and equipment inventory;
  • Train interns and students on attachment.

    Knowledge and skills required for performing the job

  • Ability to write and follow SOPs
  • Ability to operate and use HPLC, LC-MS and GC-MS instrumentation
  • Experience in performing general analytical instrument maintenance
  • Ability to analyse and report results
  • Bioinformatics skills
  • Good sample preparation skills (liquid–liquid extractions, solid-phase microextraction, solid-phase extraction etc.)
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Experience in working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or ISO certified laboratory.

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • A BSc degree in a related field with at least 3 years experience, or a Higher
  • National Diploma with at least six years experience.
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) training an added advantage.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Ability to interact effectively with management and field staff in different African countries
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English/French, and to reason independently
  • Ability to take independent initiative in terms of day-to-day task management
  • Self-motivated and highly responsible
  • Well presented and able to articulate professionally and clearly within the international forum
  • Flexible and willing to work under pressure.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Bee Health Project Team Leader.

    3. Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Push–Pull Programme)

    Ref. No. NRS/91/012015

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in the Plant Health Division, Push–Pull Programme.

    The position is tenable in Mbita Point, South Nyanza in western Kenya at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo campus, and also involves travel to various locations covered by the programme in 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 compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall purpose of the job:

    To establish and manage an overall results-based framework, and a robust monitoring, learning and evaluation system with well-defined results, milestones and targets for the implementation of various donor-funded research projects under the Push–Pull Programme.

    Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage a performance monitoring framework with clear-cut goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats and frequency for effective monitoring, reporting and updating progress of projects in the Push–Pull Programme;
  • Develop comprehensive baselines of projects, including biophysical and socio-economic conditions in the target areas or populations, and collect periodic data and information against the baselines to assess and report progress on the overall development of beneficiary communities, and on project-specific benchmarks;
  • Create and manage geo-referenced databases from baseline and periodically collect performance data, project results, publications, and general reference data and information;
  • Work closely with scientists and take lead in developing M&E tools with performance indicators and targets embedded in each project’s intervention logic for implementation and tracking;
  • Assist scientists in developing overall Push–Pull Programme, project and implementing partner-specific work plans and overall monitoring framework;
  • Coordinate closely with each project’s partners’ project implementation teams for data planning, identification of data sources, and collection of data for monitoring purposes;
  • Prepare periodic project progress reports, and the overall Push–Pull Programme
  • Results Based Management (RBM) annual reports with the support of scientists, partner organisations and project management staff;
  • Work closely with scientists in developing project proposals;
  • Monitor and follow up progress on various proposals, meetings, reports, working papers etc. with scientists and partner organisations;
  • Identify key issues, lessons learned and best practices in the Push–Pull programme and projects, and organise research documentation; and
  • Organise and conduct ex-ante baseline, mid-term and post-project evaluations of all Push–Pull projects.

    Knowledge required for performing the job

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, monitoring & evaluation programmes (including indicator development, research study design and data analysis).
  • Demonstrated ability in development of project design, and monitoring & evaluation of research and development projects.
  • Experience developing results and logical frameworks, or similar tools for project management is required.
  • Experience developing and/or using performance management plans is required.
  • Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.
  • Experience in managing grants or contracts is also highly desired.

    Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in project management, or in the social sciences (such as rural development, economics, agricultural economics, or similar relevant developmental fields).
  • An advanced degree in one of the above fields is desirable.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring & evaluation in a research-related field preferably linked to international agricultural research, applied sciences or research for development (R4D).
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning and M&E in a donor-funded project is highly desirable.

    Other desirable attributes:

  • Excellent analytical skills along with strong organisational ability;
  • Must be able to obtain, analyse and evaluate a variety of information, and organise, interpret and present it in meaningful oral or written forms for varied audiences, and provide solid analysis leading to sound decision-making;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills and a high degree of computer literacy are preferred.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Principal Scientist & Programme Leader.

    4. Job Title: Training Officer (Napier Stunt Disease Management)

    Ref. No. NRS/90/012015

    The position is tenable in Mbita Point, South Nyanza in western Kenya at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo campus, and also involves travel to various locations covered by the programme in 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 compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall purpose of the job:

    To provide training on integrated management of Napier stunt disease, best agronomic practices in the cultivation and utilisation of stunt disease-resistant Napier grass varieties, and work closely with government departments, NGOs, CBOs, farmer teachers etc. to support multiplication and wide-scale distribution of disease-resistant Napier varieties to smallholder farmers in eastern Africa.

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop training modules for farmer groups on integrated management of Napier stunt disease, best agronomic practices in the cultivation and utilisation of stunt disease-resistant fodder crops, and integration of livestock into push–pull farming systems;
  • Help set up and manage dissemination strategies for integrated management of Napier stunt disease, including setting up demonstration plots as learning sites in strategic locations, and distribution of stunt disease-resistant planting materials; Liaise with national programmes, establish and manage partnerships with key stakeholders (including ministries of Agriculture and Livestock in the region), to ensure effective technology dissemination, including training of farmers;
  • Assist research scientists in the technical implementation of research components of various push–pull projects aligned with integration of livestock husbandry, to help implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks for tracking the pace of adoption, diffusion and sustainable use of integrated management of Napier stunt disease options among small-scale farmers, and to take part in technical programme reporting;
  • Supervision of data collection in the field, data quality control, and helping scientists manage scientific data from farmers’ fields;
  • Undertake any other assignment, as directed by the Programme Leader related to push–pull technology dissemination, livestock integration and Napier stunt disease research.

    Knowledge required for performing the job

  • Experience in agricultural extension and training of smallholder farmers in integrated cereal–livestock farming systems.
  • Experience in managing stakeholder partnerships at local and national levels.
  • Experience in use of computers and field data management.

    Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural extension education, rural development, livestock development, crop or animal sciences (or closely related discipline), with extensive field training and extension experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in agricultural technology/livestock husbandry extension and farmer training, working with local stakeholders within a national or NGO agricultural research organisation.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili is required.
  • Knowledge of any local language in the areas covered by the programme is an added advantage.

    Other desirable attributes:

  • High degree of organisation, adaptability and prioritisation.
  • Track record of exemplary leadership qualities in the field is essential.

    Reporting

    This position reports to the Principal Scientist & Programme Leader

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before the 2nd February 2015.

    Please quote the job reference number IRS/88/012015 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 one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to: resourcemobilisationcoordinator@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply


    KEMRI / University of Washington Jobs in Kenya

    KEMRI / University of Washington:

    The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington is conducting research at multiple sites in Kenya.

    The KEMRI/UW/UON/CDC PMTCT HEI study project seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following positions:

    1. Data Clerks

    4 Posts

    The data clerk will work hand in hand with the study nurse in the field sites and report directly to the study coordinator.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Data Clerk will report to the Study Coordinator and perform the following tasks:

  • Image capture of registers in health facilities using a scanner
  • Names, files and transfers the captured images in a manner stipulated by the SOP.
  • Prepares and sorts source documents, and identifies data to be captured.
  • Ensures that confidentiality of data collected and stored are maintained
  • Compares data captured with source documents
  • Attends required data meetings and trainings and provides input to enhance the system
  • Keep record of work completed.

    Basic Qualification

  • KCSE minimum Grade C and certificate in IT, Computer application or an equivalent.

    Essential Requirement

  • Previous IT experience.
  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

    Desirable Qualities

  • Attention to details and good work ethics
  • Good judgement in problem solving
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines.
  • Be able to work well in a team.

    2. Data Manager (DM)

    The Data Manager will assist the Study co-coordinator and the Investigators to supervise and manage all data entry staff and field workers as related to data collection and management issues.

    S/he will perform data quality checks and resolve any issues that arise, communicate with the research staff as related to research data, and the investigators in order to resolve errors.

    The data manager will also perform analyses that highlight relationships or be able to interpret such analysis to investigators, attend and participate in regularly scheduled management meetings / discussions and implement actions points as necessary and relevant to the management of data.

    The DM will be required to have the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation.

    Most importantly, the DM, will work closely with the Study Coordinator and the PIs.

    Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility will be the data management for studies
  • Develop and Maintain overall database system both central and site
  • Set up site databases and supervise site data entry clerks
  • Conduct predetermined frequent data quality checks and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Advise the administration on policy issues that affect data management. This includes a review of the performance existing computer systems and assessment of the need for amendments
  • Assist in the design and implementation of encounter forms and databases.
  • Keep data log book of data entry queries and inconsistencies
  • Coordinate the data-checking process and produce a report on the data quality
  • Present weekly and monthly reports of data analysis
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of data personnel and play an active role in the training and development of data staff.
  • Analyze/summarize and interpret data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Participate in the development of data analysis plan.
  • Prepare monthly summary tables of the data collection progress.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to specific research and analysis activities.
  • Back-up all central data as predetermined
  • Coordinate the movement of data sheets and data files between the study sites and the office
  • If problem arise, work with the Study Coordinator to develop a solution.

    Qualification and Experience:

  • A degree in statistics/Biostatistics, epidemiology, Computer Science
  • Experience in database design and implementation, data collection and collation, archiving, analysis and reporting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management and analysis

    Desirable Qualities:

  • Strong leadership and managerial, and supervision skills
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials
  • Ability to work under varying levels of pressure
  • Proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, R,
  • Experience in a research setting will be an added advantage.

    Terms of Employment: A short term position, maximum four months based on work load.

    If you meet the above requirements, please see; KEMRI / University of Washington Jobs in Kenya to fill in this form and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by 5th Feb, 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Lifespring Chapel Accounts & Admin Assistant Job in Kenya

    Lifespring Chapel

    Job Title: Accounts & Admin Assistant

    Our Mission:

    The mission of Lifespring Chapel is to develop a whole heart for God, his people and the world through developing biblical maturity, meaningful relationships, biblical stewardship and active participation in missions.

    Overview of this Position:

    The Admin Assistant assumes the responsibilities as the initial contact point for all business related issues at Lifespring Chapel.

    This position has the responsibility for assisting the Church Administrator in the following functions: Admin Staff Supervision, Office Operations, the Facilities Operations including custodial support and insurance issues, the Accounting and ICT Support.

    The station of operation will be at the front office.

    Professional Relationships

    1. The Admin Assistant reports directly to the Church Administrator.

    2. The Admin Assistant position is ultimately service to God.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Displays a loving relationship with Jesus and is deeply committed to His service.
  • Must have a strong sense of directing the business issues that arrive at Lifespring Chapel.
  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to follow through on tasks.
  • Understands and enthusiastically supports the purpose of Lifespring Chapel, our mission, vision, and core values, and will constantly strive toward Biblical Stewardship.
  • Is able to set measurable goals.
  • Is able to identify, motivate and train other staff members and volunteers as required.
  • Is the model of a Christian in attitude, actions and appearance

    Desired Skills:

  • A Business related Diploma and one year in a similar role at an ongoing business entity is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Experience with general business software (MS Office Package, Quickbooks etc) will be desirable.
  • Has strong “people skills” – approachable, friendly and easy to talk with.
  • Technical competence with drive for personal development.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others in creating a high morale environment within the functions supervised.
  • Has the ability to inspire team orientation amongst co-workers that results in a high dedication to quality and continuous improvement.

    Applications should be sent by email to Recruit@life.or.ke to reach us by 9th February 2015.

    Please quote the Title of the role you are applying for.


    USAID TIS Request for Proposals (RFP) for Drilling of Borehole in Dhobley and Kolbiyo

    Request for Proposals (RFP) Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS)

    Drilling of Borehole in Dhobley and Kolbiyo

    A. RFP No: TIS/DAINBO/RFP001/2014/JULY

    B. Date: January 23, 2015

    C. Title: Drilling of Borehole in Dhobley and Kolbio

    D. Issuing Office & Address for Submission of Proposals:

    DAI USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS)

    TIS-DAI

    Lavington, off Muthangari Road

    1048 Braeside Drive First turn on Left

    Email: TISProcurement@dai.com

    Attention: TIS DAI Bid Committee

    E. Closing Date for Questions: February 04, 2015 not later than 12:00 p.m. local time.

    F. Closing Date for Receipt of Proposals: February 05, 2015 not later than 16:00 p.m. local time.

    G. Contact Person for Questions regarding office location or admin details:

    Procurement team at TISProcurement@dai.com

    Telephone: +254 705 116 136 | +254 731 001666

    H. Anticipated Award Type: Fixed Price Purchase Order

    I. Period of Performance: February 2015 – April 2015

    J. Basis for Award

    An award will be made to the organization with:

  • The lowest price (10 points),
  • List of Key Equipment for the works (20 points),
  • Relevant past performance (40 points),
  • Key personnel (20 points),
  • Evidence of audited financial account for the last 3 years (10 points)

    Background:

    The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland.

    The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizen-government relationships.

    TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. DAI, an international development organization is currently implementing TIS in Somaliland, Puntland, Gedo, Lower Juba, Bay and Galgaduud.

    To support the programming efforts on the TIS program, the TIS program is currently seeking experienced organizations to Drill Boreholes in Dobley and Kolbiyo in Somalia

    Goal:

    The goal of this activity is to promote good relationship among the communities leaving in the area and mitigate conflict related to water access and thus nurture peaceful co-existence between residents involved in different forms of livelihoods.

    Objectives:

    1. To provide an alternative source of water for the Dhobley and Kolbiyo community through construction of a borehole.

    2. To promote good relationship among the communities living in Dhobley and Kolibiyo and mitigate conflict related to water.

    Tasks All the drilling materials MUST at first be at the site before commencement of drilling so as to avoid borehole collapse occasioned by untimely execution of the drilling processes.

    The Contractor shall dispose of any toxic materials, drilling fluid and other additives, cuttings and discharged water in a manner approved by the Engineer so as not to create damage to public and private property

    All machinery, equipment and materials for carrying out the drilling, test pumping, well-head construction, etc. are to be mobilized to the site.

    Test pumping equipment should be independent from the drilling rig (s).

    At the start of the contract the Engineer will verify the specifications and state of repair of all major items of the plant.

    He shall have the right to order the removal and/or replacement of any plant that in his opinion is insufficient or unsatisfactory.

    The recommended borehole diameter shall be 203 mm.

    During borehole construction, installation, development and test pumping, the Contractor shall use all reasonable measures to prevent entrance of foreign matter into the borehole.

    The Contractor shall be responsible for any objectionable materials that may fall into the borehole and any effect it may have on water quality and/or quantity until completion of works and acceptance by DAI Engineer.

    The Contractor shall, on completion of each borehole, cap the top of the borehole with a 5mm-thick mild steel blank flange.

    The blank flange shall be 300-mm above the ground level and be spot-welded to the 2-m long mild steel casing coated internally and externally with two coats of nontoxic bitumen or epoxy paint to the approval of the Engineer.

    Deliverables

  • Complete borehole drilled, developed, equipped and construction of ancillary facilities as per the Bo Activity completion report with design and installation details
  • Copy of standard chemical water quality test
  • The Purchase Order (PO) will be issued for the drilling works which will be provide information pump installation depth, water quantity and quality.

    Borehole equipping will be affected by these parameters and there may be need to modify the equipping section of borehole construction.

    Successful contractors will discuss the modifications with the client after all the parameters are known.

    Appraisal and Selection

    Proposals will be evaluated based off the following criteria:

  • The lowest price - (10 points)
  • List of Equipment for the works - (20)
  • Relevant past performance - (40 points)
  • Key personnel - (20 Points)
  • Evidence of audited financial account for the last 3 years - (10 Point)

    Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in drilling boreholes in Sedimetary terrain.
  • Proof of Valid License (Drilling permits) from any Issuing authority
  • Previous Experience with other INGO is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Somalia political and conflict context
  • Capacity to drill to depth of up to 400m
  • Installation capacity- installation of solar pumps, modules, and civil works (construction of water reticulation facilities)

    Application Process

    Please send an organizational profile with types of equipment’s owned or to hire, detailed Budget, key personnel and references to TISProcurement@dai.com. by 28th Feb 2015.

    Please ensure that the email title for your application is “Drilling of Borehole in Dhobley and Kolbiyo”


    Solidarity Fund for Rural Development (SOFDEV) Project Officer Job in Kenya

    INADES Formation Kenya

    Job Title: Project Officer – Solidarity Fund for Rural Development (SOFDEV)

    Inades Formation is a pan African organization working in ten (10) African Countries viz Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Togo and DR Congo.

    In Kenya, the offices are situated in Machakos town – approximately 60 km east of Nairobi.

    We are currently looking for a suitable person to fill the position of project officer – Solidarity Fund for Rural Development (SOFDEV) – A savings-led Rural Microfinance approach to community development.

    Specific Objectives

    a) Strengthen and upgrade operation and management of existing SOFDEV units for improved efficiency and access to community financial services.

    b) Initiate and launch SOFDEV units in new locations of Machakos and Kitui Counties that are built on lessons learnt and challenges faced.

    Qualifications

    Interested candidates should have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Economics, Cooperative Management, Social Sciences or Micro finance management or their equivalent; or/and compensatory experience and course work.
  • Relevant savings-led programming experience
  • Two years project management experience including monitoring and evaluation, budget management and reporting
  • Good knowledge of rural finance management.
  • Team player with great communication and participatory skills, able to train, coach and mentor other staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Kamba language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent Coordination and organizational skills
  • Proven track record on fundraising skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Must be a team player.
  • Driving/Riding competence shall be an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • You shall be in charge of ALL aspects of Rural Finance Programme.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Supervision to ensure transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery especially book (records) keeping, loan processing and administration)
  • Facilitate financial planning and budget control of the programme activities and materials.
  • In collaboration with IFK Team Animator, and Chief of Administration and Finance, design and deliver training programme to build necessary skills for effective sound management to SOFDEV executive committees.
  • Facilitation, design and development of programme policies and procedures and manuals.
  • In conjunction with the finance department ensure compliance of programme expenses with programme budget.
  • Facilitate consolidation and expansion of rural finance.
  • Plan field missions share and harmonize the same at regular facilitators meetings.
  • Prepare reports of your interventions/missions (internal and external), monthly, quarterly, half year and annual as well programme reports as and when required.
  • Design educational materials as and when necessary in collaboration with primary stakeholders.
  • Participate in drawing up of National Office (NO) Strategic Plan, Operational plan and Annual budget.
  • Participate in ALL other National office functions (internal, external) with other development partners.
  • In solidarity give necessary support to other NO programmes considering areas of your competence.
  • Liaise with facilitator handling marketing for any aspects of marketing of the programme.

    Reports to: The successful candidate shall be reporting to the Team Animator.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and meet the above criteria, kindly apply through the following addresses by sending a cover letter and current CV;

    inadeskenyarecruitment@gmail.com and cc inadeskdirector@gmail.com or to

    The Managing Director
    INADES-Formation Kenya
    P.O. Box 1905 – 90100
    Machakos,

    by 6th February 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


    Aeronautical Engineering Trainer Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Aeronautical Engineering Trainer

    Our client, a key player in the aviation industry urgently seeks to fill the above position.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have a degree or a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Have a minimum of three years experience teaching aeronautical diploma class
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan aviation industry
  • A team player
  • Able to prepare a comprehensive work plan

    If you meet the above minimum requirements, kindly send your cv by 28th Feb 2015 to;

    Frank Management Consult Limited
    Nyaku House, 1st Floor,

    Email; recruitment@frank-mgt.com


    Jumia Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.

    Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya.

    To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us.

    This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    1. Job Title: Business to Business Sales Executive - Mombasa

    Job Description:

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities on the Business to Business channel
  • Promoting the JUMIA product Range to new and existing Clients.
  • Develop and manage new and existing clients by providing high caliber of service
  • Explore, Identify and anticipate all client needs.
  • Approach new businesses with proposals.
  • Manage and maintain sales / client database.
  • Establish & maintain efficient relationship with new and existing clients
  • Generate new business opportunities in assigned territory / channel
  • Create proposals for target clients with relevant information and quotes
  • Ensure clients have positive experience by communicating effectively pre and post deal process
  • Oversee and manage corporate sales executives to achieve set targets
  • Work closely with relevant departments / colleagues
  • Work closely with marketing and promotion team to design required promotion and awareness campaigns for target market / clients.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree/ Diploma in Business/ Sales & Marketing
  • 2 years minimum experience, working or ready to work in Mombasa & Environs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Team player and ability to work with & through others
  • Strong ability to build and maintain effective relationship with B2B client

    2. Job Title: Sales Captain - Mombasa

    Job Description:

  • Responsible for managing the day to day operation of the sales function, to include growing and motivating the sales team, implementing the sales strategy, achieving targets and developing new business
  • Developing targeted sales campaigns and working with agents to run campaigns
  • Communicating with the existing clients to increase or maintain levels of the business activity.
  • Presenting and selling company products and services to new and existing clients.
  • Process orders in person, online and over the phone.
  • Present solutions to customers including price and estimated time of delivery based on item and delivery schedules.
  • Identifying sales opportunities and presenting benefits and key features of products effectively to acquire new business.
  • Searching proactively for new revenue generating opportunities to meet the company targets and following up on new leads and referrals.
  • Identifying sales prospects and contacts and other accounts as assigned.
  • Preparing quotes, proposals and sales contracts.
  • Managing the agreed levels of calling activity to raise revenue or volume streams in conjunction with sales team.
  • Compiling sales progress reports on a weekly/monthly and end of year and sharing the same with the head of sales
  • Proactively addressing shortfall on targets due to be achieved Adhering to the company external or internal customer care policies and procedures.
  • Attending activations, trade shows to exhibit products/services or conferences to keep abreast of the latest products and trends.
  • Participating in marketing events and attending sales meetings
  • Any other duties assigned by the management.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree/ Diploma in Business/ Sales & Marketing
  • 2 years minimum experience, working or ready to work in Mombasa and environs
  • Excellent commercial acumen coupled with a business development track record
  • Self-motivated, flexible and open to change.
  • Strong planning, organizing, reporting and networking skills.
  • An excellent team builder and motivator who will thrive on working closely with the team
  • A natural communicator with excellent negotiation, persuasive, presentation and interpersonal skills at all levels.
  • Highly driven with enthusiasm to meet sales targets and to cope under dynamic scenarios.
  • Trustworthy, professional and reliable when dealing with confidential information.

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com, on 28th Feb 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Mobius Motors Jobs in Kenya

    Job Title: Technology Officer

    Description:

    Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market.

    Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

    We are seeking a long-term commitment from an exceptional mid-career Technology Officer to provide technical support and maintaining the smooth operation of the IT Infrastructure.

    The role will require a close working relationship with Mobius Team.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide user support and customer service to users requiring technical assistance.
  • Set up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues.
  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications.
  • Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks.
  • Ensure antivirus on all laptops and desk tops are up to date.
  • Assist in the training of user on commonly used software for utilities.
  • Ensure user laptop or PC’s have up to-date software patches and updates as agreed.
  • Basic hardware and software trouble shooting skills of PC’s, Laptops, scanners, printers.
  • Accept general responsibility for all IT infrastructure as well as safe keeping of the same.
  • Inform users on Computer policies.
  • Maintain relevant and up to date knowledge of business and information technology and update users.
  • Undertake system monitoring and tuning to ensure optimum performance.
  • Review and maintain efficient and effective database backup procedures to enable the provision of successful and accurate backups so that any data can be restored quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintain adequate security of data by implementing, monitoring and auditing appropriate security policies.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine a unique blend of exceptional technical, organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

    They should possess an energetic disposition along with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, work under pressure and take initiative regularly.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • 3-5 years’ experience in an information technology role in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Education from a top university with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • Experience in SAP One – Hana
  • Professional qualifications in Information Technology; The Microsoft Certified
  • Software Engineer (MCSE), CCNA etc.
  • Advanced use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Google Mail and Outlook - including email, calendar and contacts
  • An adaptable, keen and flexible approach including working long and/or flexible hours
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent understanding of how information systems are used and how to apply technical knowledge related to computer hardware or software.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment, work within a diverse team
  • Ability to learn quickly and self-manage; taking ownership of projects
  • Executing projects/tasks quickly and with flawless accuracy, with great systematic attention to detail
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Kenyan citizenship or permanent residence
  • Prior work experience with a top tier company in Kenya

    2. Job Title: Senior Financial Associate

    We are seeking to hire an exceptional mid-career professional interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale.

    Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support in financial systems development and customer financing partnerships as defined but not limited to the following responsibilities:

    Financial Systems

  • Support financial planning activities, including development of annual financial forecasts, quarterly budget reforecasts and monthly budget versus actuals.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining business planning tools including the corporate financial model.
  • Determine and evaluate financial and operating metrics of the company and provide strategic insights, hypotheses, and supported conclusions based on robust analysis.
  • Prepare supporting financial materials for future Board of Directors meetings.
  • Provide financial analysis and support as required for investor communications.
  • Provide day-to-day analytical support for critical operating decisions and efficiency studies.
  • Assess and manage financial risks that may affect the business.
  • Support the management of both overhead budgets and production costs to maximise product profitability.
  • Analyse business cases and provide financial support for all future product changes.
  • Monitor and interpret cash flows and predict future trends.
  • Develop external relationships with appropriate finance contacts, e.g. auditors, lawyers, bankers and statutory organisations such as Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial reporting standards and ensure full compliance with general financial reporting requirements, including financial audits in both Kenya and UK.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities in all areas of the company.

    Customer Financing

  • Liaise with local banks, international MFIs and internal sales team to develop a deep understanding of loan/credit products available to customers in Kenya and East Africa.
  • Identify key partner lending institutions that may offer financing to our customers to purchase Mobius vehicles and determine the financial and non-financial terms of such an engagement.
  • Facilitate the negotiation of attractive end-to-end partnership agreements with select finance institutions and Mobius leadership.
  • Maintain strong relationship with partner financing institutions and work with sales team to ensure potential and current customers have ready access to the appropriate finance channels.

    Qualifications:

    An ideal candidate should be empathetic, passionate, curious, articulate and entrepreneurial with a natural skill to engage with people at a deep level.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • Bachelors Degree (minimum) in Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or similar quantitative subject
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • 2-3 years experience in financial planning and analysis for top tier companies
  • Professional training and qualification as a CPA, ACCA or CISA
  • The highest level of integrity and accountability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively with a proven track record of execution
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and systems quickly, and express them in simple ways
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to remain graceful under pressure
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point and Word
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks

    Desired

  • Masters degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or similar quantitative subject
  • 4+ years’ experience in financial planning and analysis for top tier companies
  • Passion for the automotive industry and social enterprise in Africa
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the criteria should click on the link below: Mobius Motors Jobs in Kenya , on 28th Feb 2015.

    We are an equal opportunity employer


    Techno Brain Senior IT Instructor Job in Kenya

    Techno Brain, Africa's leading IT Solutions & IT Training services provider & an equal opportunity employer is looking for Senior IT Instructor - Kenya

    The position overall responsibility is to provide quality training on a variety of courses offered at Techno Brain training Centres.

    Developing a positive and active learning environment in the classroom for students, and for delivering and assessing established program competencies and outcomes.

    Provide quality information technology training and participate and contribute to the training team.

    Role and Responsibilities

    Work requirements and tasks will be guided by the Techno Brain Training Divisions policies and procedures which is reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas (KRAs):

    1. Develop, Deliver & Review Training

  • Conducting classes based on the given curriculum both onsite/offsite training for corporate clients;
  • Usage of appropriate guidelines and technical reference material for the conduct of education delivery;
  • Updating the student’s service executive about the course ware requirement at least two weeks in advance to ensure the timely delivery of course ware to the students;
  • Planning for the coverage of modules in the allocated batches and ensuring timely batch closures.
  • Participating in the review of Education Delivery by TM.

    2. Conduct Assessments

  • Scheduling the exams at least two weeks in advance in coordination with Training manager and also ensuring fair conduct of examinations and giving results to the students on time
  • Assisting training manager in different roles like certificate printing, infrastructure maintenance, online testing administration etc.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records of education delivery, student progress, performance, and attendance as required;

    3. Contribute and participate in training team

    Participate in team meetings

  • Provide IT training support and advice to team members and workplace members
  • Conducting and managing various workshops for existing/new clients in co-ordination with sales team and GM for Brand promotion/visibility.

    4. Administrative

  • Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication
  • Reporting machine related faults, maintenance requests to the relevant teams or departments

    5. Individual Learning & Development

    Ensure continuous engagement in their personal growth and development

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Average rating of the overall quality of their instructional delivery
  • Overall students’ performance
  • of timely submission of assessment reports
  • of students entering programs who successfully complete
  • Evidence of individual learning per quarter.

    Experience Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with computer background
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of prior experience in the relevant area
  • Excellent course preparation and delivery skills
  • Candidate with certifications in Java, oracle, sql , .net , Cisco , Linux desired

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Needs to have zeal and enthusiasm to quickly learn and contribute.

    Team player

  • Strong Time Management and Priorities Management Skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written, and both technical and non- technical
  • Possess ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a professional and service-oriented manner

    CV’s to be sent to: ssangani@technobrainltd.com, on 28th Feb 2015


    Danish Deming Group (DDG) Admin Assistant Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Admin Assistant

    National Position

    Background:

    Danish Deming Group (DDG) is a department under Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

    Danish Demining Group’s (DDG) mandate is to recreate a safe environment where people are free from the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons.

    Position’s Overall Objective:

    The role of Admin Assistant is to support to DDG Regional office for Horn of Africa & Yemen with administration, travel arrangements, procurement and logistics.

    S/he works closely with relevant staff to ensure processes are executed in a well-coordinated, well-informed and timely manner.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    To achieve the position’s objectives the Admin Assistant will perform the following tasks:

    Administration

  • Office management (respond to inquiries, day to day office movement, car management, taxi coordination).
  • Perform general clerical duties but not limited to photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, mailing.
  • Arrange staff travel both commercial and humanitarian flights.
  • Manage the accommodation of staff passing through the regional office and in charge of DDG guesthouse administration.
  • Offer support to staff in obtaining travel documents e.g. visa, travel permits.
  • Routinely re-order office supplies.
  • Update mail/phone directories.
  • Update the Internal, ECHO and UNHAS staff list.
  • Ensures an effective filing and archiving system (soft & hard copies) for all documents.
  • Manage the repair and maintenance of computer and office equipment.
  • Monitor insurance coverage, apartment leases, telephone services (Safaricom, Thuraya) to ensure timely payment.
  • Internal and external mail and cheque dispatch.
  • Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Keep track of all bills e.g. electricity, water and ensure timely submission to the finance officer for payment.
  • Assists HR Officer in ensuring that relevant staff records are maintained up to date.

    Logistics

  • Carries out procurement in compliance with DRC and relevant external rules/regulations in a timely manner with a value-for-money lens and with a high level of integrity;
  • ensures all procurements are thoroughly documented and properly archived;
  • ensures items are received in good time and meet requestor specification.
  • Responsible for accurate asset tracking, asset tagging, asset lists and archiving of asset lists

    Education / Experience Needed:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration or relevant degree.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an administration role in a busy office preferably NGO;
  • Experienced administrative professional who is dependable and highly organized, enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Good internet skills, including use of e-mail programs and group messaging
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail is critical
  • Able to uphold high ethical and professional standards
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, team work, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Independent thinker with good planning and organizing abilities
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to work extended hours when required
  • Able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality

    Reporting Line: Reports to the Head of Program Support

    Location: Nairobi Office

    Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension

    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

    For more information about our work and organisation, please visit our website; Danish Deming Group (DDG) Admin Assistant Job in Kenya .

    Application and CV

    Interested applicants should submit:

    1. 1 Page Cover Letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications

    2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).

    Including three professional referees.

    The application should be sent to: Job@ddghoa.org and subject line should read Admin Assistant.

    The deadline for submission of applications is the 31st January 2015.


    DAI East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Country Representatives Jobs in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi

    Call for Application: Country Representatives

    Are you interested in East African Community integration and competitiveness? So are we.

    Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), an international development company that manages the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, is currently accepting applications for East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Country Representatives.

    We have positions available in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project that partners with East African and U.S. businesses and the East African public sector to attract investment that drives economic growth.

    DAI is looking to hire country representatives to coordinate and facilitate East Africa Trade and Investment Hub activities and assistance at the country-level.

    Country representatives will be based in their home country and liaise with Nairobi-based project staff, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the East African Community public and private sector.

    We encourage candidates with the following qualifications to apply:

  • A firm understanding of economics, public policy and international trade.
  • A MBA or master’s degree in one of the above fields.
  • At least five years of experience analysing, implementing, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in developing countries, preferably East Africa.
  • Strong English language skills - both written and oral
  • The country’s citizenship or other eligibility to work in the country for which you are applying.
  • Prior experience on USAID and/or international donor programs is desirable.
  • Country Representative Scope of Work

    Background:

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project that partners with East African and U.S. businesses and the East African public sector to attract investment that drives economic growth.

    One of its goals is to transform East African private sector enterprises into vibrant global trading partners.

    Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, deepening regional integration, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

    The East Africa Trade and Investment 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 East Africa.

    Objectives and Duties

    The Country Representative (CR) will support the four major components of the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub project

    1) Investment and Technology;

    2) Agriculture and Agribusiness;

    3) African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)/Trade Promotion; and

    4) Policy and Regulatory Reform.

    The CR will report directly to the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Deputy Senior Economic Policy Expert but will work closely with all of the project’s component leads.

    The CR will function as a key counterpart with Trade Africa points of contact (POC) at each USAID bilateral Mission.

    This group, East Africa Trade and Investment Hub representatives and Trade Africa POCs, will serve as the Economic Monitoring Unit that monitors and reports on key policy and regulatory issues related to East Africa Trade and Investment Hub interventions.

    The group will work in tandem with the Policy and Regulatory Reform team, collaborating with other components as need be, to gather, collate and assess evidence for trade and investment policy and regulatory reform dialogue with policy makers and regulators from the perspective of an investor.

    The CR, in collaboration with their USAID Trade Africa POCs, will coordinate and facilitate East Africa Trade and Investment Hub activities and assistance at the country-level,

    under the supervision of the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Deputy Senior Economic Policy Expert,

    to improve regional integration and investment as well as engage with public and private sector partners and stakeholders in their respective countries and across the East African Community (EAC) to facilitate the harmonization, implementation, and uptake of regional trade and regulatory policy, agricultural and investment reforms, as well as trade promotion initiatives.

    The CR will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Provides input for conceptualization, development, planning and implementation of East Africa Trade and Investment Hub work on EAC regional cooperation, integration and trade.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Senior Economic Policy Expert, guide and manage technical strategy and activities to harmonize needed reforms under the four major components.
  • Identify best practices, disseminate knowledge and establish a forum for exchange of ideas on EAC regional cooperation, integration and trade if one does not already exist.
  • Lead, monitor, and report on key research data and analysis requirements related to the four component areas.
  • Manage and direct overall assistance to East Africa Trade and Investment Hub’s activities related to the EAC Common Market Scorecard in their respective countries.
  • Monitor and report on the status of all donor and government activities related to trade in country, the EAC, and major trading partners.
  • Take the lead on and manage operations of the country Economic Monitoring Unit.
  • Convene and manage the private-public working groups tasked with shepherding remedies and solutions to the EAC Common Market Scorecard National Committees based on benefit-cost analysis, preliminary regulatory impact assessments.
  • Assist in the provision of direct assistance to key stakeholders at the country level and especially representative business associations, institutional investors and sector specific trade associations, to support economic impact through the sound implementation EAC Common Market instruments.
  • Assist in the provision of direct assistance to improve the regulatory management systems, governance processes and procedures, and institutions in the country, including building networks to advocate and drive reforms.
  • Assist in the provision of technical assistance to improve trading of goods and services within the country, the EAC, and major trading partners.
  • In coordination with the DSEPE, facilitate knowledge management and outreach on EATIH activity implementation at the country-level.

    Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in economics, public policy, international trade, trade law/policy, political economy, or related area, with international experience preferred.
  • At least five years of experience analysing, implementing, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in developing countries, preferably in East Africa.
  • Strongly preferred experience serving in an advisory capacity to government officials on trade policy, foreign direct investment and global competitiveness issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the private and public sector
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs.
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.

    Base of Operations:

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Kigali, Rwanda

    Reporting: The Country Representatives will report to the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Deputy Senior Economic Policy Expert.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter via email to RecruitmentTIH@DAI.com by February 10, 2015, 11.59 Eastern Standard Time.

    Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.

    Please write “Application for Country Representative” in the subject line.

    Please also indicate for which country you are applying.

    Visit DAI East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Country Representatives Jobs in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi to learn more about this position.


    Kisii University Quantity Surveyor and Medical Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Kisii University

    Office of The Vice-Chancellor

    Kisii University invites applications from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

    1. Quantity Surveyor

    Grade XIII

    Ref: KSU/AD/01/2015

    1 Post

    Reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning)

    Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Masters degree in Quantity Survey from a recognized university plus three years working experience;

    Or

  • Bachelor’s degree with not less than 10 years’ experience;
  • Higher National Diploma in Building Economics will be an added advantage;
  • Have thorough knowledge of computer skills particularly in quantity surveying packages;
  • Been registered with the board of registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya;
  • Demonstrate competence, ability in work performance and results;
  • Have a wide experience in the field of Construction management, Quantity Surveying formulation, implementation and control in tendering and procurement procedures, financial and contract administration of building construction and maintenance.

    Job Summary

  • In- charge of Developing Bill of quantities for all University projects;
  • Responsible for advising the University on contractual variations;
  • Advise management on the physical development of the University;
  • Formulate and submit policy proposal on physical infrastructure and development of the University;
  • Managing costs on a wide variety of new building projects and structures;
  • Performing risk and value management and cost control;
  • Preparing tender and control documents including bill of quantities;
  • Allocating work to subcontractors;
  • Providing advice on contractual claims;
  • Valuing completed works and arranging payments;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Salary Scale

  • Basic Salary Scale of

    Ksh 89,305 x 2,573 p.a - 97,656 x 3,206 p.a - 107,614 p.m.

  • Attractive house and other allowances will be paid.

    2. Medical Officer

    Grade XII

    Ref: KSU/AD/02/2015

    1 Post

    Reports to the Registrar (Administration)

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery / Bachelors degree in Dentistry;
  • Registration in Kenya as a medical practitioner;
  • Demonstrate competence, ability in work performance and results.

    Job Summary

  • Handle and advise on all medical matters of the University;
  • Admit and manage patients within the University Health Unit and outside the university;
  • Provide medical services to patients and clients;
  • Refer patients to specialists where necessary;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Salary Scale

  • Basic Salary Scale of Ksh 79,014 x 3,206 p.a - 97,656 x 3,206 p.a - 104,067 p.m.
  • Attractive house and other allowances will be paid.

    Mode of Application

    Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of application giving details of age, educational and professional qualification, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and email address and enclosing copies of certificates and testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization accompanied with curriculum vitae.

    Applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned.

    Applications and information from referees should reach the undersigned not later than 21st February, 2015.

    The Vice-Chancellor
    Kisii University
    P.O. Box 408 - 40200
    Kisii

    Kisii University is an equal opportunity employer.

    People living with disability and women are encouraged to apply.


    Mount Kenya University Human Resources Director Job in Thika

    Mount Kenya University

    Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Administration and Planning).

    Human Resources Director

    Ref: MKU/FAP/001/2015

    Mount Kenya University wishes to recruit a Human Resources Director to implement practices and activities of the Human Resources Directorate.

    Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance, Administration & Planning the successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Institutionalising the university terms and conditions of service, governance policies and administrative procedures.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of Human Resource Policies and
  • Procedures for the smooth and sustainable operations of the university.
  • Fostering the workplace environment consistent with the university mission, vision and values in issues affecting motivation, productivity, loyalty and safety of employees in every area of the university.
  • Managing employee performance, conducting Human Resource Audit and Training Needs assessment and staff development programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staff acquisition which will involve HR Planning, Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Induction.
  • Staff management involving implementation and analysis of performance, evaluation process, staff development programmes, managing the annual training budget, assessing competency, skill gaps, coordination of learning and motivational programmes.
  • Staff welfare; ensuring staff safety at work, ensuring proper conditions in employment by administering staff benefits. e.g. Medical Schemes.
  • Conflict resolution by ensuring a conflict free environment and ensuring proper procedures are followed to resolve them in case they arise.
  • Payroll administration and advice management on staff reward system.
  • Staff legal issues in liaison with the University Legal Representatives.
  • Preparation of monthly HR reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance, Administration and Planning.
  • Implementation and review policies in line with the University Internal System Control.
  • Ensuring appropriate legal exit procedures on termination, retirement, resignation and dismissals.
  • Data planning which involve leave planning and administration, maintenance of HR records for all staff, updating all files for all campuses and to ensure proper documentation.
  • Strategic role of advising management on HR issues.
  • Providing leadership of administrative activities to provide ongoing cost and system analysis structures and cost efficient integration of administrative activities and policy and procedure development.
  • In liaison with Finance Director, process all annual statutory returns including tax, security fund and hospital funds.
  • Manage job analysis and evaluation exercises to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in established positions.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor Degree in Commerce/Business Administration/ or related field with a specialization in Human Resource Management.
  • Masters of Science/ MBA-Human Resource Management from a recognized university
  • The Ideal candidate should possess at least Five (5) years relevant experience in a busy organization / HR firm /a University or an institution of higher learning in a management position.
  • Be registered by the Institute of Human Resources Practitioners.
  • Professional qualification in Human Resources Management will be an added advantage.
  • Proven management skills including planning, supervision, mentoring and coaching.
  • Have knowledge in labour laws.
  • Solid problem solving and business acumen skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal savvy with an ability to maneuver through complex situations effectively while building constructive relationships.
  • Possess good organizational, analytical and administrative skills.
  • Strong strategic management skills as well as excellent team building and leadership skills.

    The candidate should be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

    Applications:

    A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae that contains details of daytime telephone number, the current remuneration, names, postal and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees and copies of academic and professional certificates should be Submitted alongside the applications and be sent to:

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor,
    Finance, Administration & Planning
    Mount Kenya University
    P.O. Box 342 -01000,
    Thika

    Email: vc@mku.ac.ke

    Submit three copies of your application not later than Tuesday, 10th February, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    “MKU is an equal opportunity employer.”


    Stokman Rozen Operations Manager and Administrator Job in Naivasha Kenya

    Stokman Rozen Kenya Limited is a leading propagator of seedlings (planting material) in the floriculture and agriculture sectors of East Africa.

    Situated in Naivasha, Stokman Rozen is also the driving force behind a number of initiatives in rose production and food security on the African continent.

    We are seeking to recruit a young, energetic, results-oriented person for the position of Operations Manager and Administrator

    The function reports to the General Manager with a dotted reporting line to the Head of Finance & Administration.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Management / co-ordination of production orders, their governance and observance of protocol.
  • Monitoring of plant production policies and procedures and evaluating effectiveness of the process.
  • Monthly performance analysis of the production process including comparison of actual performance versus budget.
  • Assessment and control of production HR, including succession planning / business continuity in function.
  • Administration management including all departmental / divisional policies and procedures and compliance therewith.
  • Coordination and management of all common tasks between departments / divisions.
  • The timely delivery of reports to the General Manager.
  • Tactical execution and definition of strategy.

    Qualifications:

  • Hold a Degree/Diploma in a Business or Agricultural related field with at least 5 years’ relevant work experience in the industry.
  • A bias in horticulture is an added advantage.
  • Have a commercial and client-focused approach.
  • Be pro-active and take the initiative to develop your assigned area of responsibility.
  • Be a team-player and have strong communication skills.
  • Possess negotiating skills and a keen awareness of developments in the horticultural Industry.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational abilities.
  • Possess proven leadership capability.
  • Demonstrate a high level of computer literacy.
  • Have experience in leading continuous improvement.
  • Exhibit the ability to manage a dynamic workforce as well as the capacity to work well under pressure.

    Interested but qualified candidates should apply attaching a CV and supporting documents to the undersigned so as to be received not later than 31st January, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    General Manager,
    Stokman Rozen Kenya Ltd.
    Moi South Lake Rd, Naivasha.
    P.O. Box: 2029-20117
    Naivasha

    Or Email to: james@srk.co.ke


    Group Mechanical Workshop Manager Job in Western Kenya

    A construction company based in western Kenya with projects all over Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of Group Mechanical Workshop Manager.

    Main Responsibilities

    a) Plan, organise, and manage utilisation and maintenance of company plant and equipment.

    b) Develop and implement an effective reporting system for the mechanical workshop department.

    c) Develop competent mechanical workshop staff through effective training programs.

    d) Establish, implement, and monitor safe working environment practices and procedures.

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

    The ideal candidate should have;

    a) At least an ordinary National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

    b) At least 2 Years working experience, of which 1 year should be at the position of a Workshop Manager in the road construction industry.

    c) Computer literacy and demonstrate ability to use various software applications.

    d) Knowledge of Fleet Management Applications will be an added advantage.

    All applications should be addressed to

    DNA/1759
    P.O. Box 49010-00100,
    Nairobi

    and should be received before 31st January 2015


    Development Bank Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

    Development Bank of Kenya seeks to recruit an internal auditor of the Bank.

    The function reports to the Board Audit Committee.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing of audit plans in line with business requirements
  • Reviewing, evaluating and reporting on adequacy of laid down policies, procedure and controls.
  • Establishing and maintaining policies, standards and guidelines specific to the effective discharge of roles and responsibilities of the internal audit function
  • Assessing risks to the Bank through use of Risk Assessment Matrix with a focus on threats to existing operations and profitability
  • Evaluating and advising Management and the Board on the adequacy of internal
  • Controls and procedures in place
  • Performing reviews of Information Systems installations and services to determine the adequacy of logical and physical security controls, operational change control, back up and disaster continuity management.
  • Reviewing Banks policies on a continuous basis in line with sound risk management practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Conducting and supporting financial, operational and investigative audits.
  • Ensuring that all recommendations by the External auditors and the Regulator are implemented.

    Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • A degree holder from a recognized university preferably in Accounting, Finance or any business related field
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Holders of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualifications will have an added advantage
  • Ten (10) years experience in a reputable audit firm with proof of having audited a financial institution.
  • Exposure in dealing with Board Audit Committee is essential

    If you meet the above requirements please apply to the undersigned, attaching your detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of your testimonials and certificates together with your referees to reach us by 28th February 2015.

    Your application should be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Development Bank of Kenya Ltd
    Finance House,Loita Street
    P.O. Box 30483 - 0010
    Nairobi

    Email: dbk@devbank.com


    National Bank Director of Transactional Banking Job in Kenya

    National Bank of Kenya, one of the leading banks with a vision to becoming the Bank of choice in the provision of financial services within the region.

    We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, experienced, self-driven, result oriented individual to fill the following position of Director, Transactional Banking.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking, the successful candidate will be responsible for spearheading the transactional banking products and channels development for corporate customers, and growing the overall transaction Banking revenues in line with the Bank’s strategy.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Steer the delivery of all the Electronic Banking based products to the bank’s corporate customers including offering the required maintenance support to the customers in order to meet or exceed planned revenue or volume targets.
  • Drive and monitor the sale of the various collections, payment & Trade products to current and prospective bank corporate customers in order to generate maximum fee based income.
  • Expand the Bank transactional product offering to current and prospective corporate customers through enhancements of cash management and internet banking product features.
  • Identify and translate market opportunities into new corporate solutions, ¡n order to generate profit for the Bank.
  • Provide accountability for the transactional banking unit in order to embed the cash management, online trade & internet banking products as significant product areas throughout National Bank.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop the Transactional Banking team to ensure the business objectives are achieved.
  • Establish and implement appropriate models, procedures and processes for guiding the department’s activities and from time to time review/modify these to fit ¡n with the Bank’s risk management processes.
  • Drive engagements and partnerships with stakeholders-segment heads; IT & Operations;
  • Identify opportunities for cross selling and referral to other National Bank sales lines through developing and maintaining a wide understanding of customer businesses.

    Position Requirements

  • Business degree from a recognized University MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge of electronic banking, trade finance, supply chain and cash management solutions.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience, with at least 5 years in a senior management role in Relationship Management/Banking, Operations / Product Development / Sales.
  • Knowledge of Custodial Services /Investment Banking/ Fund Management.
  • Practical experience in Project Management & IT Banking Systems.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff.
  • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team management & communication skills.

    The position attracts competitive salary compensation, eligibility to the banks bonus schemes, staff loans and other staff benefits.

    Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications detailing how they meet the requirements and enclosing detailed CV, day time telephone contacts and addresses of three professional referees to reach the undersigned by 3rd February 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    National Bank is an equal opportunity employer

    The Director Human Resources
    National Bank of Kenya Ltd
    P.O Box 72866 - 00200
    Nairobi

    or hr@nationalbank.co.ke


    Kisii County Medical Specialists and Medical Officers 27 Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Kisii County Government

    Public Service Board

    The Kisii County Public service Board Wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per Section 45,50,51,58 and 63 of the County Government Act of 2012.

    1A. Medical Specialist

    JG ‘P/Q

    (17 Posts)

  • Anesthesiologists - 2 Posts

  • Oncologists - 1 Post

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons - 1 Post

  • Physicians - 2 Posts

  • Otolaryngologist (ENT) - 1 Post

  • Ophthalmologists - 1 Post

  • Pathologist - 1 Post

  • Cardio-thoracic surgeons - 1 Post

  • Radiologists - 2 Posts

  • Obstetrician/Gynaecologist - 2 Posts

  • Urologist - 1 Post

  • Dermatologist - 1 Post

  • Maxillofacial surgeons - 1 Post

    The medical specialist will be responsible to the County Medical Director of Health.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The specific duties will be to oversee service delivery in the following areas, among others:

  • Diagnose and/or treat cases.
  • Provide expert opinions in case management.
  • Provide expert opinions on assessment and attributability.
  • Advise on specialized medical problems and medical administrative problems.
  • Teach within the confines of the speciality.
  • Manage and control a special unit when necessary.

    Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be a holder of basic degree in medicine and surgery (MBCHB)
  • Must have obtained a postgraduate degree in a branch of medical study approved by the Board from a recognized university (MMED)
  • Have other qualifications which, in the opinion of the Board, are appropriate to the duties of his/her office.
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the county Government’s Mandate, health policies, Vision, Mission as well as vision 2030
  • Demonstrate understanding of the commitment to the national values and principles of the Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010,Article 10 and 232
  • Have capacity to understand multi tasks within strict timelines.
  • Be proficient in computer skills

    1B. Medical Officers

    JG ‘M/N’

    (10 Posts)

    The Medical Officer will be responsible to the County Medical Director of Health.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The specific duties will be to oversee service delivery in the following areas, among others:

  • Clinical management of patients
  • Conduct ward rounds
  • Supervise and develop junior staff
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a Bachelors’ Degree in medicine and surgery
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the county Government’s Mandate, health policies, Vision, Mission well as vision 2030
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the national values and principles of the Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.Article 10 and 232
  • Have capacity to understand multitasks within strict timelines
  • Be proficient in computer skill.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials.

    They should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position/specific area you are applying for, to reach us on or before 6th February, 2015 and addressed to:

    The Secretary

    Kisii County Public Service Board

    P.O Box 4550-40200,

    Kisii, Kenya

    Or Through email as follows: psb@kisii.go.ke

    Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Kisii Public Service Board offices situated at Mwalimu House 3rd Floor

    Kisii County is an equal opportunity employer


    IBTCI M&E Technical Assistance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)

    Program: Somalia Monitoring Programme (SMP) for DFID-Somalia

    Position: M&E Technical Assistance Officer

    Scope of Work: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

    (IBTCI) seeks a Kenyan M&E Technical Assistance Officer to support its Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Somalia (SMP) funded under DfID Somalia.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel to Somalia.

    The Technical Assistance Officer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting all M&E technical assistance provision to DFID and DFID implementing partners
  • Support any research efforts on M&E methodologies, tools, approaches, and best practices
  • Support the production of analysis-based products to share lessons learned in the provision of M&E technical assistance and capacity building.

    Requirements:

  • Experience in capacity building and/or knowledge management
  • Research or M&E experience
  • Strong writing and communication skills

    Strong Preference:

  • Candidate with knowledge of the Somali context and programming in conflict areas,
  • Knowledge of DFID-compliant M&E systems; experience with governance, peace building, health or economic growth programming;
  • Knowledge of databases, data collection and data analysis.

    How to Apply:

    Please send your CV and cover letter to SMPrecruiting@ibtci.com, copying lantic@ibtci.com, with “Technical Assistance Officer” as the subject line. Deadline: 8th February 2015.

    Only finalists will be contacted.


    Baylem Limited Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

    Baylem Ltd is a distributor of medical equipment in the East Africa Region and would like to recruit Sales Executives.

    Are you enthusiastic about making a difference in the health sector?

    Are you focused, driven, organized and a team player?

    Do you posses an undergraduate degree with at least 3 years relevant work experience or higher diploma with at least 5 years relevant work experience?

    You are the person we are looking for.

    Please send to us your applications by January 30th 2015 to sales@baylem.com


    Syngenta Marketing Campaign Manager Job in Kenya

    Syngenta EA Ltd strives to bring plant potential to life through innovative solutions to maximize yields, enhance quality of farm produce and limit post-harvest losses.

    Our quality brands and crop solutions drive our business.

    Syngenta has engaged over 28,000 employees operating in over 90 countries in the world with its Head office in Basel, Switzerland.

    We seek to recruit a result oriented, customer focused, creative and innovative individual to fill the following position:

    Marketing Campaign Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the incumbent will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of effective marketing campaigns that will drive the growth and revenue goals of the small holder segment in line with business objectives.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the business, territory vegetable team, sales and the technical team to formulate effective campaign strategies;
  • Support the sales team in the product forecasting and planning process;
  • Ensure the small holder Go To Market strategy is aligned to delivering grower and channel value proposition;
  • Develop the annual marketing plan and effectively utilize and leverage available marketing budgets for optimal results;
  • Define and execute efficient marketing and communication strategies that drive sales;
  • Utilize available market intelligence tools while applying small holder customer insights to develop strategies to address opportunities in the market;
  • Participate in the process of pricing vegetable seeds and crop protection solutions;
  • Collaborate with territory crop teams in portfolio development of vegetable seeds and crop protection solutions;
  • Be continuously abreast with the changing market environment, anticipating changes and designing appropriate actions;
  • Initiate and implement initiatives to drive brand ownership in the market and internally;
  • Lead projects and conduct training to different stake holders as may be required from time to time;
  • Fully understand the value chain of the various crops within the Small Holder sector so as to formulate relevant marketing strategies.

    Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

    Critical experience and knowledge

  • University degree holder in Marketing or Agricultural related field;
  • Over six years’ experience in Marketing and Sales or Technical Development in the agri-business sector preferable;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office user);
  • Knowledge about the needs and drivers of the customers;
  • Experience in brand creation & brand management will be an added advantage;
  • A marketing qualification will be an added advantage.

    Critical leadership capabilities

  • Sets ambitious strategic goals
  • Communicates with impact
  • Leads change
  • Builds a culture of innovation
  • Focuses on customers
  • Manages for performance
  • Collaborates across boundaries

    Critical technical and professional capabilities

  • Understand customer needs
  • Analytical thinking
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Leadership - ability to lead projects, coach & educate peers & subordinates (if appropriate)
  • Presentation Skills
  • Budget Management
  • Team work - ability to contribute to S&M team and operate with ease cross functionally
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic thinking

    If you would like to be considered for this exciting and challenging role, please visit our career page at Syngenta Marketing Campaign Manager Job in Kenya

    Enclose your curriculum vitae containing your qualifications, experience, contacts, current remuneration and addresses of 3 referees.

    All applications should be received by 6th February, 2015.


    PELUM-Kenya Programme Officer Job Vacancy

    Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM-Kenya) Association is a network of 44 NGOs and Civil Society Organisations working with small-scale farmers in Kenya and its National Secretariat located in Thika.

    The organization seeks to fill one position:

    Programme Officer

    (1 Position)

    The ideal candidate should:

  • Have at least a degree in the relevant discipline especially agriculture, environmental science, and any other community development related discipline.
  • Additional postgraduate training in relevant disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • Have proven experience and skills in resource mobilisation (fundraising and proposal writing)
  • Have proven skills in documentation, information dissemination, communication and report writing.
  • Have at least a 4-year experience in working with NGOs, national and local networks and / or farmers organisations
  • Have a good knowledge and practical experience in issues that affect small scale farmers and communities.
  • Candidates with experience in agriculture marketing and value chain development will have an added advantage.
  • Be at least 28 years old
  • Have excellent facilitation skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Be a self-driven individual with ability to work for long hours with minimal supervision
  • Be computer literate with the proven ability to use essential software packages, email and internet.

    The Officer will be reporting to the Programme Operations Manager (POM)

    If you qualify for this position, submit your Word Document Application and a detailed CV with a contact mobile phone number, names of three referees so as to reach PELUM-Kenya by Friday, February 6, 2015 quoting current (or if not currently working, the last salary) and the expected salary.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Canvassing for the job is highly prohibited and may lead to automatic disqualification.

    Send the application and CV through email (only) with subject: Programme Officer (2015) to Email: pelumkenya@gmail.com

    PELUM Kenya is an equal employer and all are encouraged to apply.


    Grain Bulk Handlers Stores Officer Job in Mombasa Kenya

    Grain Bulk Handlers Limited is the market leader in handling bulk grain at the port of Mombasa.

    We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacancy at our Grain Terminal.

    Stores Officer

    (1 Position)

    The position reports to the Finance Manager.

    The incumbent will work closely with the other departments to render stores services by continuously monitoring, controlling and coordinating the operations / functions of the stores division of the Finance Department for efficient and effective service delivery.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Direct & co ordinate the inventory functions, including physical control of stock and stock movement.
  • Management of inventory master data, stock re-order levels and creation of purchase requisitions.
  • Responsible for quarterly stock taking exercises and production of periodic reports.

    Qualification & Skills

  • A relevant Diploma in Stores or Inventory Management from a recognized institution.
  • Certified in Basic Computer Software Packages (Microsoft Excel, Word e.t.c)
  • Working experience on high end stock control Systems (SAP, Oracle etc) will be added advantage.
  • At least 5 years hands of work experience in a similar environment
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills and high integrity.

    If you are the ideal candidate and are looking to build your career, send your application together with a detailed CV to the address below;

    Human Resource and Administration Manager
    P.O. Box 80469-80100,
    Mombasa

    Or email to: hr@grainbulk.com

    Grain Bulk Handlers Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: 7th February 2015.


    Port Management Services Internal Audit Manager and Assistant Internal Auditors Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    Port Management Services Limited, a service supply company to a large terminal operations group at the port of Mombasa is looking for a suitable candidates to fill the following vacancies:

    1. Internal Audit Manager

    (1 Position)

    (New Post)

    The position reports to the Executive Board.

    He/She will continuously monitor and assist all the other departments / operations / functions of the Group operate in an efficient and effective manner.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Design the function, procedures and reporting requirements for the new internal audit department for adoption by the Executive Committee.
  • Ensure that the Internal audit function operates within the adopted function, procedures and reporting requirements.

    Qualification & Skills

  • B.Com Degree in Finance from a recognized institution.
  • CPA final qualification.
  • Certification in Systems Audit
  • Working experience in an internal audits department for busy organization
  • At least 7 years hands of work experience in a similar environment
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills and high integrity.

    2. Assistant Internal Auditor

    (2 Positions)

    New Post

    The position reports to the Internal Audit Manager.

    The incumbent will work closely with the other departments to render internal audit services by continuously monitoring the operations/functions of the department for efficient and effective service delivery.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare the documentation of systems and controls within the respective business units covered by the role, in line with the approved Internal audit methodology and present for review by Internal Audit Manager.
  • Prepare a draft Internal audit report for the Executive Board in line with the approved methodology and forward to the Internal Audit Manager for review and subsequent presentation to the Executive Board.
  • Conduct operational compliance, financial and investigative audits, as assigned.
  • Perform reviews of internal control procedures and security for organizational systems and identify proper controls.
  • Perform general and application control reviews for simple to complex organizational systems.
  • Proactively inform the Internal Audit Manager on any deviations on the above objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to procedures and policies.

    Qualification & Skills

  • B.Com Degree in Finance from a recognized institution.
  • CPA final qualification.
  • Certification in Systems Audit
  • Working experience in an internal audits department for busy organization
  • At least 3 years hands of work experience in a similar environment
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills and high integrity.

    If you are the ideal candidate and are looking to build your career, send your application together with a detailed CV to the address below;

    Human Resource and Administration Manager
    P.O. Box 83333-80100,
    Mombasa

    Port Management Services Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: 7th February 2015.


    Runji & Partners HSE Officer and Engineers Jobs in Kenya

    Health, Safety and Environment Officer: This Position will be based at road/bridge Construction Site.

    Candidate should have 10 years’ experience in the Health, Safety and Environment; after relevant graduation.

    Candidates to attach relevant registration / Accreditation Certificates.

    Contract Administrator / Engineer: B.Sc. (Eng.) or equivalent, 15 years post-graduation appropriate experience in Design and Supervision of Roads, Registered Engineers with the EBK.

    Candidates could alternatively be professional Quantity Surveyors with Experience in Supervision of Civil Works and Contract Administration.

    Experience in Contract Management using FIDIC Red book and Yellow book Forms of Contract. Command of MS Office Suite and MS Project.

    This position is to be based in Nairobi Office.

    Highways Engineers for Design and Supervision of Roads: B.Sc. (Eng.) or equivalent, 10 years post-graduation appropriate experience in Design and Supervision of Roads, Registered Engineers with the EBK and Experience in design of Roads using Civil 3D Software or other equivalent Software.

    This Position based in Nairobi Office

    Resident Engineers:

    Water And Sanitation Projects - B.Sc (Eng.) in Civil Engineering, minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience in design and supervision of Water and Wastewater Projects and Registered with the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (Kenya) or ERB(Tanzania).

    Good knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MS Office Suite and other Water & Wastewater Software.

    This Position will be based in Mombasa City.

    Water and Sanitation Engineers for Design and Supervision: B.Sc (Eng.) in Civil Engineering, minimum of 8 years post-graduation experience in design and supervision of Water and Wastewater Projects and Registered or Registerable with the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (Kenya) or ERB(Tanzania).

    Good knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MS Office Suite and other Water & Wastewater Software.

    Based in Nairobi Office.

    Apply through email, attaching detailed CV and Testimonials, and indicating Availability; to the email address below by 13th February, 2015.

    Runji & Partners, Consulting Engineers Ltd

    Email: careers@runji.co.ke

    Web: Runji & Partners HSE Officer and Engineers Jobs in Kenya


    IFDC Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    (This position is open to Kenya Nationals only)

    Background:

    The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency.

    It focuses on increasing productivity across the agricultural value chain in developing countries.

    This is achieved through creation and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

    IFDC is presently implementing a Dutch-funded project entitled “Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship” (2 Scale).

    The project aims at improving rural livelihoods and food security across several African countries.

    Job Description: Technical Agribusiness Cluster Assistant,

    2 Scale East and South Africa Division

    Job Description and Essential Requirements for the Technical Agribusiness Cluster Assistant

    The Technical Agribusiness Cluster Assistant will be based in Kenya and will have the responsibility for the implementation of 2SCALE activities.

    S/he will assist the National Agribusiness Cluster Advisor in identifying profitable agricultural market opportunities and facilitating the development of sustainable agribusiness clusters.

    Tasks

    The Technical Cluster Assistant will provide support to the Cluster Advisor in the following tasks:

    1. Identifying agribusiness opportunities and champions through networking, communication and market analyses.

    2. Supporting cluster stakeholders to develop multi-annual agribusiness plans that include an exit strategy, and update them yearly.

    3. In close collaboration with other project staff he/she, will provide support in implementing activities, including but not limited to:

    a) Facilitation of up or downstream linkages between agribusiness clusters and national, regional and multinational agro-companies.

    b) Facilitation of a pro-active networking among agribusiness cluster actors and other stakeholders.

    c) Analysis of markets, cluster performance, and recommendations to improve this performance.

    d) Training of targeted Business Support Service providers on relevant issues related to agribusiness cluster creation and commodity chain development.

    e) Preparation and monitoring of contract agreements with Business Support Service providers and other partner institutions.

    f) Identification, promotion and dissemination of innovative technologies, practices and business models at all levels of the value chains.

    g) Facilitation of learning among cluster stakeholders, implementation of demonstration plot activities (e.g. soil fertility management practices), and contribution to the development of learning networks.

    4. Include gender and environmental considerations in all project activities.

    5. Document lessons learned, share them in reports and integrate them into subsequent project activities.

    In addition, the Technical Cluster Assistant will be accountable for the following tasks:

  • Writing technical reports and notes as requested, respecting strict deadlines.
  • Developing and ensuring good working relationship with agribusiness partners and local authorities.
  • Acting as Cluster Advisor when necessary.
  • Any other assignments that the Cluster Advisor or the project management deem necessary for the success of the project.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in agriculture, project management, or another relevant field with at least 12 years of relevant professional experience, including experience in agribusiness, rural/agricultural processing institution or private-sector agricultural production company(ies).
  • Willingness to travel extensively (up to 50% of the time) in difficult conditions in Kenya, and with some occasional assignments in other project countries.

    Required Skills

  • Knowledge of main constraints and innovative technologies and practices in agricultural production, seed production, processing, storage, trade and marketing.
  • Knowledge of agricultural value chains will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a participatory way with stakeholders of diverse interests, from both public and private sectors.
  • Skills in organizing and facilitating training programs, workshops or field days.
  • Team player, able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment, preferably prior experience of having worked in Eastern Africa region.
  • Ability to write reports in English and respect deadlines.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

    Write clearly in the subject line «Technical Cluster Assistant – 2 Scale».

    2. Job Description: Assistant Soil Fertility Expert

    To support its projects, IFDC wishes to recruit an Assistant Soil Fertility Expert.

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Soil Fertility Expert will work under the supervision of the Soil Fertility Expert and will assist in training, preparation of training materials, evaluation of field trials, statistical analysis, literature reviews, and synthesis of information on soil fertility and plant nutrition.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Regional travel will be necessary from time to time to visit IFDC projects in various countries in East and Southern Africa, including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and possibly DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, and Ethiopia.

    This is a full-time position with an initial probationary period.

    Duties

    Specific duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Evaluation of ongoing demonstrations and trials in various countries
  • Reviewing literature and synthesis of essential information from the same, and preparing drafts for publications
  • Performing basic statistical analyses, and writing up results for publication
  • Training of agronomists in various countries
  • Preparing drafts of experimental protocols
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentation
  • Representing IFDC at meeting with partners and stakeholder
  • Any other duties falling within the professional purview of an agronomist as may be requested by the Soil Fertility Expert

    Required Qualification and Experience

  • BSc or equivalent degree in Agronomy or a related soil and plant sciences
  • Good writing skills and ability to do literature reviews and synthesize essential information from the same.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Computer literate in Windows-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Competency in basic statistical analyses, with familiarity with statistical analysis software

    Training skills

    Required Experience

  • Over 5 years' experience and expertise in the areas of soil fertility and plant nutrition

    3. Job Title: Administration & Finance Manager

    It is in this context that we are presently implementing Projects with IPNI and wish to recruit for an Admin & Finance Manager to support IPNI activities.

    IPNI and Organizational set-up:

    The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a global non-profit, science-based organization with focus on agronomic support to increase agricultural productivity.

    IPNI has active programs in Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, Eastern Europe/Central Asia and Middle East, Latin America-Southern Cone, Northern Latin America, North America (Canada and U.S.A.), South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

    IPNI supports the global fertilizer industry and is recognized world-wide in providing leadership in agronomic research.

    The IPNI program in sub-Saharan Africa was started in 2010, and works with various institutions including the private sector, national agricultural research and extension systems, Universities, International Agricultural Research Systems and other stakeholders to implement research and training programs to enhance agricultural performance in Africa.

    Objective:

    The overall purpose of this post is to support the IPNI Africa Region Director in the establishment and maintenance of a fully and efficiently functional office in terms of programme administration, financial and budgetary management, HRM and logistic support.

    The position will provide leadership and oversight to the administrative and financial operations of IPNI Africa and act as the Director’s principal resource person in the preparation of HQ and Donor reports.

    The ideal candidate should have strong leadership skills, and posses professional qualifications and experience to lead accounting and administrative duties of the IPNI office to ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with IPNI’s procedures, guidelines and policies.

    IPNI aims to work towards acquiring independent institutional status and Accreditation with the Government of the Republic of Kenya in the shortest possible time.

    In the meantime, the appointee will require the wit to juggle with and protect the delicate interests of all Project collaboration partners as IPNI progressively acquires legal status and rolls out of this arrangement.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    The immediate responsibility of the appointee will be to review IPNI’s finance and administration management systems, structure and operation environment in Africa and support the development of a new program management system for the institution.

    The appointee will also need to:

  • Carefully review all the IPNI and hosting institution policy tools including Governance policies and structures, current operational strategy (Strategic Plan),
  • Financial management policy and accounts manuals, Account codes for nature of transaction and by project,
  • Understand the concept on which IPNI Africa funds are managed within IPNI as a global institution.
  • This includes budget/project envelopes, mechanisms for donor accounting and reporting etc.
  • IPNI and hosting institutions human resource policies and standard documentation, Standard Operating and Administrative Procedures Manuals

    Financial Management

  • Develop and implement sound financial systems, policies and procedures that ensure adequate controls are in place in order to maintain proper books of accounts and to safe guard the assets of the IPNI Africa Program.
  • Design and coordinate implementation and maintenance of financial operations and management information systems.
  • Establish precise and complete expenditure controls, ensuring that all commitments are properly approved and that all expenditures are appropriately supported and are within budget allocations.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational financial policies as well as statutory financial requirements
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports for IPNI and donor agencies.
  • Coordinate with relevant program and support staff on the management of issues that include but are not limited to: Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual expenditure plans.
  • Any other tasks which are necessary to further the work of IPNI Africa’s financial management.

    Administration

  • Do situation analysis and stock-take the office environment and the hosting arrangements with the IFDC, ICIPE, and GoK with a view to ensuring that IPNI always gets value for its resources in the arrangements.
  • Will represent the Director in Hosting agreement and office accommodation and facility negotiations and arrangements.
  • Maintain oversight on procurements, design and print necessary stationery, and set up offices for basic functionality; telephone installations, computers, furniture etc.
  • Also register IPNI Nairobi with UNDP-IAPSO for cheap procurements of project vehicles and equipment.
  • Manage personnel matters dealing with staff issues such as, administering and management of contracts, working conditions, conflict resolution etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of legal agreements for employees and outside contractors.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the IPNI’s hosting institutions.

    Key Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Minimum: a University Degree in Finance, Business Administration with HR related Discipline.
  • Fully Qualified Accountant with an international accounting body qualification or MBA is an asset.
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience with international research and development organizations.
  • Strong computer literacy with high competencies in excel and knowledge of accounting software.
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors.
  • Good knowledge of international donors procedures and security management.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, under pressure and ability to respect deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and team building skills.

    Application Details:

    Prospective candidates must submit a letter of motivation and detailed CV, together with the names of at least two referees by email to the Director, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Africa Program.

    Email: szingore@ipni.net; ssa@ipni.net.

    Date for commencement of duties is 1 March 2015.

    The remuneration package, including benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    The initial position is expected to be on a full time contract position for two years.

    Qualified candidates should send their applications via e-mail only to: hrkenya@ifdc.org with copy to ifdckenya@ifdc.org, indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.

    Screening will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Closing Date for Application: 15th February, 2015


    WHO Vacancies in Kenya

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    1. Finance Careers in Kenya

    The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of the WRO programme budget, OSERs and workplans.
  • Maintain an overview on budgetary, funding and related financial issues, closely monitoring deadlines, obligations, gaps etc. Draw supervisors’ attention to
  • specific/unusual discrepancies or problems, recommends necessary corrective actions.
  • Initiate, consolidate and prepare periodic reports on the budgetary situation, implementation rates and special financial reports; prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required.
  • Initiate correspondence and answer queries related to area of work. Administer the E-Imprest system, scrutinize and select data from variety of sources, ensure accuracy in calculations and attachment of necessary supporting receipts of payments and authorizations.
  • Process and monitor of eImprest GL’s and all eImprest transactions including review of services purchase orders – Imprest, DFC’s, GES and other activities with the aim to ensure accuracy of financial data, adequacy of supporting documents and maintenance of proper accounting records in compliance with financial procedures and WHO rules and reply to auditors’ queries.
  • Advise and brief all staff and non staff on financial rules and procedures pertaining to allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other Finance Assistants, if needed.
  • Initiate, verify and process financial transactions and payments for WRO office and sub- offices related to staff and non staff costs, purchase orders, local purchases, etc, based on authorizations received from EMRO and GSC.
  • Process eImprest transactions and monitor Imprest GL’s including processing and reviewing of services purchase orders – Imprest, DFC’s, GES and other activities; ensure accuracy of financial data, adequacy of supporting documents and maintenance of proper accounting records.
  • Reconcile country office cash books and justify any difference in reconciliation; prepare cash counts and to reconcile with the cashbook on a monthly basis
  • Monitor timely transfer of program funds and award budgeting GSM workplans.
  • Monitor distribution and amendments of awards, follow up on cash receipts and unapplied receivable balances, monitor revisions of amounts vis-à-vis award distribution by SO/OWER and budget centre, check validity of awards, reporting deadlines and linkage of awards to projects and initiate action for expenditure batches.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals for resource mobilization and support WR and national partners, in the follow-up of multi or bilateral pledges to ensure the availability of funds for the implementation of workplans and programme activities.
  • Compare cash books with bank statements to compute gain and loss in exchange rate on monthly basis and liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
  • Replace and assist other colleagues in the team and perform other related financial and administrative duties as required

    2. Driver Kenyan Jobs

    To provide transportation to WHO staff and visitors, as well as delivery/collection services of documents and goods, related to the official work of the WHO’s office

  • Drive office vehicles for transport of authorized personnel to different destinations, including field visits.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, assist with basic visa and customs formalities and other arrangements, as required; ensure compliance with WHO rules and regulations including security and safety requirements.
  • Deliver/collect and facilitate the customs clearance of official incoming and outgoing pouches, hand-delivery of mail, parcels and other heavy items to or from UN
  • Agencies, Ministries, Embassies, Universities, airport, etc.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, checks fuel, oil, battery, breaks, tyres, etc.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, ensure the proper functioning and cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc., maintain all the required documents/supplies up to date; including vehicle insurance, license, registration, logs, office directory, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Procure minor supplies for the Office, obtaining invoices for local purchase and arrange to pay office telephone and other bills, as required.
  • Act as a messenger within the office, if needed and perform other related duties.

    3. Logistics Careers in Kenya

    To provide transportation to WHO staff and visitors, as well as delivery/collection services of documents and goods, related to the official work of the WHO’s office.

  • Drive office vehicles for transport of authorized personnel to different destinations, including field visits.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, assist with basic visa and customs formalities and other arrangements, as required; ensure compliance with WHO rules and regulations including security and safety requirements.
  • Deliver/collect and facilitate the customs clearance of official incoming and outgoing pouches, hand-delivery of mail, parcels and other heavy items to or from UN Agencies, Ministries, Embassies, Universities, airport, etc.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, checks fuel, oil, battery, breaks, tyres, etc.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, ensure the proper functioning and cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc., maintain all the required documents/supplies up to date; including vehicle insurance, license, registration, logs, office directory, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Deliver and follow up on the issuance of visa requests, renewal of car licenses and special permits for WRO
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are followed in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Assist in facilitating immigration and customs formalities while ensuring compliance with WHO rules and regulations including security and safety requirements.
  • Perform any minor vehicular repairs and arrange for other repairs.

    4. Logistics Jobs in Kenya

    To provide assistance and guidance to the staff regarding all the travel-related information and requests, in compliance with WHO travel policy and regulations as well as timely and efficient support in the implementation of all logistical activities including custom clearance process, warehousing and delivery of goods.

    Logistics:

  • Coordinate the supply and distribution/delivery of international shipments, monitor and assess quality, quantity and safety of the received goods;
  • Oversee clearance and proper storage of goods and initiate duty exemption requests as well as monitor deliveries by suppliers, clearing agents and organization’s warehouses.
  • Establish and maintain regular contacts with clearing and forwarding agents, customs, UN Agencies, NGOs and Government authorities, follow up and ensure that goods are promptly delivered to the right recipients and that appropriate receipts are received; and report on the progress of shipments

    Travel and Protocol:

  • Approves itineraries and ticket prices provided by travel agent, ensuring application of travel policy and safeguarding the best interest of the Organization and ensure compliance with travel policy, relevant entitlements, applicable deals and best travel practices
  • Verifies issued Travel Requests (TRs) to ensure compliance with travel policy, relevant entitlements, applicable deals and best travel practices
  • Verifies travel agent’s invoices for payment against agreement and applicable airline deals, and initiates related payment instructions.
  • Coordinates catering services for events held in the country office and processes related catering invoices.
  • Ensures effective and timely action and follow-up on issuance, extension and renewal of, visas, UNLPs and UNFCs.
  • Arranges all protocol related actions for VIP arrivals/departures and liaises with cognizant authorities.

    5. IT Jobs in Kenya

    The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining database for polio eradication and other activities in Somalia.

    Manage the database system for collection, storage analysis and feedback of data on polio eradication and EPI activities, including financial and administrative matters.

  • Collect data on regular basis from the field and merge the data into a national database.
  • Perform standard analysis and produce output on regular basis.
  • Provide merged surveillance reports to EMRO on weekly basis.
  • Administer database system to produce maps at different administrative levels, using epimap, MapInfo or arc view software.
  • Manage a user friendly database system (intranet site) with real time remote access through different level of security system.
  • Maintain and update polio eradication website, represented on WHO web working group and provide technical input to the content coordination function of the group.
  • Organize a system to store and update documents relevant to polio eradication including technical, financial and administrative reports, presentations etc.
  • Participate in designing and publishing regular newsletters.
  • Setup the necessary framework (hardware and software) in Nairobi offices and in the field including WHO and polio sub offices.
  • Upgrade system as needed.
  • Provide technical briefing and training on computer use and application to the polio staff and act as a liaison for field staff in their data supply to WHO Somalia and access to the system.

    How to apply:

    Applications should be made and sent directly to:

    WHO Representative Office

    Tel: +254 20 7266700

    Email: recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int

    Closing Date: 28th Feb 2015


    Unilever Jobs in Nairobi

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    1. Unilever Supply Chain Vacancies Kenya

    Factory Manager - Foods Kenya

    (Job Number: 1500017Q)

    Schedule : Full-time

    Primary Location : Kenya-Nairobi

    Shift : Day Job

    Job : Supply Chain

    Travel : No

    Description

    Main Purpose of the Job

  • Deliver target customer service at optimal total supply chain cost.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the Factory encompassing Manufacturing methods, Organisation and People Development, Capital Investment plans,
  • Cost Improvement programmes and Product Innovation, meeting the Business Team’s needs for the successful development of various brands
  • Develop a management style that encompasses setting tough goals and involving all at the Factory in finding solutions to achieve them, and is appropriate to a small, fast growing Business.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Service: Ensure that the Factory supplies its customers reliably and flexibly to support the Supply Chain Mission of “Our Products Always Available”.
  • Cost: Prepare and agree operational budgets for the Factory and ensure delivery against the agreed budgets, covering all areas of spend on the site (People cost, energy, Maintenance, Materials usage etc).
  • Work to find ways of reducing Raw Materials waste and organise the manufacturing teams optimally.
  • Strategy: Develop and agree a strategy for the Factory, incorporating the requirements of key stakeholders, in particular, the Business Team, and take responsibility for implementing it.
  • Capital Expenditure: Prepare and agree annual and longer-term capital budgets and take responsibility for implementation of approved projects for the factory.
  • People Development: Personal responsibility for development of the members of the factory Management Team.
  • Ensure processes in place for development of all employees on the site.
  • Develop organisation and ways of working to support strategy implementation.
  • Culture: Work with Management team to develop a style that enrols all on Factory in the achievement of site objectives.
  • Ensure Factory objectives are supportive of those of the Business Team.

    Key Skills and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years prior experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment.
  • FMCG background a MUST
  • A proven track record in leadership
  • Project management skills
  • Business Strategy formulation and Change management skills

    Look at; Supply Chain on Unilever Job to apply on line.

    2. Supply Chain Finance Manager

    Job description

    Main Purpose of the Job

  • The Supply Chain Finance Manager provides decision support and financial expertise to Supply Chain Make & GTM teams, in order to achieve long term competitive costs, quality and service levels.
  • Key stakeholders are VP Manufacturing Central Africa & GTM Director East Africa & Emerging Markets.
  • The position is responsible for leading forecasting, reporting, Capex investments, restructuring, sourcing, savings, reporting and cost management activities under the Supply Chain umbrella.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Make Business Partner Kenyan Factory teams, re: production direct & indirect costs ; WCM; controls.
  • Monitor and Control the factory conversion costs on an on-going basis.
  • Control postings in site accounts ensuring validity and classification, plus commentaries.
  • Provide variance analysis of actual versus forecast and PY and deviations are fully understood and recorded.
  • To investigate and implement corrective action to ensure that plans and WCM savings are delivered and that processes continually improve.
  • Provide support to factory teams, regarding cost control, through regular meetings.
  • Maintain cost centre structures within SAP.
  • Carry out monthly accounts discussions with the Factory managers where variance and Cost of production reports are presented and reviewed.
  • Provide support and training for end users at all levels for financial acumen.
  • Develop/maintain training documentation for current systems/process.
  • Provide training and assistance to cost centre managers.
  • Provide business partnering support for Market Entry manufacturing investments.
  • Budget set up and monitoring of factory costs versus business case. Where significant changes to BC, update key stakeholders.
  • Where applicable, support SAP implementation for new SU market entry.
  • Consolidation and submission of CEP proposals for market entry, and co-ordination of key SCF stakeholder sign-off.

    GTM

  • Business Partner Logistics & Procurement Operations teams, as well as MSO planning.
  • Monthly tracking and reporting Logistics costs and efficiencies.
  • Responsible for GMVA re: YoY and actual vs forecast analyses.
  • Actively manage all risks and opportunities to forecast delivery.
  • Provides ad hoc decision support to logistics teams.
  • Own material standard price process and communication.
  • Communicate and report material efficiency, Logistics as well as LCBM savings.
  • Partner with Category teams to advise on innovation projects, VIP projects and all financial matters related to the production line and local Supply Chain decisions.
  • Ensure a seat at the decision table and provide high caliber respected advice for all strategic business initiatives related to the supply chain.
  • Develop strong understanding of all investment strategies ensuring full alignment with East Africa cash flow.
  • Pro-actively Identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Steer alignment of Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania with best practice.
  • Analysing costs & providing assistance in monthly budgetary control of Logistics, SCI & Material costs.
  • Provide support to the local Supply Chain team in any ad hoc request.
  • Be responsible for regular Transfer Pricing Calculation for Ex-Kenya sourcing.
  • Provide detailed and relevant impact of transfer prices every quarter.
  • Initiate Quarterly MCO TP sign off call with countries sourcing from Kenya.

    Capex

  • Manage all requests for capitalisation of finished projects.
  • Finance to lead the process with engineer during quarterly reviews.
  • Identify and action disposals.
  • CEP financial business case analysis and communication to key stakeholders.
  • Key decision support : Go / No-go.
  • Capex post evaluation for key projects.
  • Monthly WIP account reconciliation and sign-off with Engineering team.
  • Manage Capex and Fixed Assets for Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania.

    Controls

  • Balance Sheet and P&L integrity (SARBOX control) provide re conciliations and commentary.
  • Ensure all financial processes, recording of costs and controls are in line with SOX procedures.

    In addition to these key accountabilities, the following areas of activity will also need to be undertaken:

  • Drive Finance Best Practice
  • Participate in cross Africa SC Work streams to drive best practice in key challenge areas.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to share SC best practice within wider EA Finance team and to learn from best practice of other Finance teams.

    Leading Talent & Teams

  • Lead cross national team of WL1s.
  • Develop succession planning and career progression plans for team and self.

    Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance, and post graduate accounting qualification beneficial (CPA/ACCA).
  • Ability to operate on a regional scale and develop the team
  • At least 5-8 years of FMCG experience.
  • Previous finance experience in Supply Chain strongly preferred.
  • Other finance experience in Brand (BB or BD), CD Finance and/or FP&R beneficial.
  • 5 years minimum Finance business partnering experience.
  • Experience in managing Capital projects and supporting team members across different countries.
  • Self-starter able to operate independently with no supervision. Ambitious to hit personal targets and standards.
  • Working knowledge of SAP.

    To apply see; Supply Chain Finance Manager on Unilever Finance Careers by 28th Feb 2015.


    Jesuit Refugee Service Careers in Kenya

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    The course facilitator for the Training of Trainers in English Language Learning works within the online tertiary education partnership between the Jesuit Refugee Service and number of universities around the world through Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM).

    The course facilitator will be responsible for the development and delivery of a 15-week (150 hours) training course for refugees and host community members learning how to teach English to their community in Kakuma.

    Responsibilities

  • Cooperate with a faculty member at a US-based Jesuit university to design the curriculum
  • Design lesson plans and training materials
  • Facilitate a transparent and efficient recruitment process for students
  • Teach and continually assess the admitted students
  • Maintain detailed monitoring and evaluation reporting records of the course
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs, CBOs, religious groups and other partners in order to facilitate the service learning component of the course
  • Support students with onsite tutoring
  • Carry out monthly and quarterly meetings with CSLT students
  • Assist with recruitment, regular student meetings and special events for students of the JC: HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies
  • Regularly visit the centres where the students teach their practicum English classes

    How to apply:

    For more information on qualifications and the application process, please visit; Jesuit Refugee Service Careers in Kenya , on 28th Feb 2015


    Acord Program Manager Jobs 2015

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Program Overview

    Background

    ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan Africa organisation working for Social Justice and Development in Africa.

    ACORD has offices in Nairobi and London and operates in 17 African countries, delivering development programmes on livelihoods, peace building, gender and the Right to Health.

    ACORD is also implementing Pan-African programmes focused on agriculture, food sovereignty, women’s rights and community social peace.

    We work in alliance with organisations worldwide to achieve our aims.

    Job Summary and Overall Purpose

  • The Programme Quality and Learning Manager is responsible for coordinating the development/strengthening and implementation of a comprehensive organisational monitoring & evaluation and knowledge management system to enhance monitoring, quality control, evaluation, impact and learning in order to improve internal processes, results delivery and accountability at various levels.
  • The Programme Quality and Learning Manager is also responsible for putting in place mechanisms to take stock of current practices in all areas of work, provide guidelines in the promotion of learning methods and best practices across the organisation.
  • S/He shall also support the impact assessment of ACORD’s programmes through the development of assessment tools for feasibility studies at the onset of programme/project implementation and the assessment of the impact of programmes/projects on the lives of beneficiaries.
  • S/He shall coordinate the capacity building of ACORD staff at the Secretariat and in Area Programmes in the use of monitoring tools and promote awareness of learning methods and best practices across the organisation.

    Required Qualifications

  • Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences/Development Studies or any other related field.
  • 5 years’ experience in knowledge management, M & E at management level with an International
  • Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) in Africa and or globally;
  • Strong experience in Strategic Planning especially in Funding Policy Formulation and Planning;
  • 5 years of People Management experience
  • Bilingual: English-French spoken and written is an essential requirement for the position

    How to apply:

    To apply, please complete an application form available at Acord Program Manager Jobs 2015 and e-mail it with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to recruit@acordinternational.org with the Job title in the Subject Box on or before 28th Feb 2015.


    NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    NGO Jobs in Kenya

    1. Programme Assistant

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    Programme Assistant, Progress Programme – Nairobi

    Program / Department Summary:

    The PROGRESS Programme Assistant will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and the entire PROGRESS team in both Kenya and Uganda in the implementation of the multi-year DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    The PROGRESS Programme Assistant will play a key role to support the programme team throughout the programme.

    General Position Summary:

    The Programme Assistant reports to Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and is responsible for supporting the Nairobi-based PROGRESS core team in the management and operation of PROGRESS in Kenya and Uganda.

    S/he will work closely with the PROGRESS management team in Nairobi to ensure the smooth implementation of the program according to approved schedule, budgets and required quality assurances.

    The Programme Assistant is closely connected to the field teams in both Wajir and Karamoja and will be responsible for ensuring that their work is running smoothly and they are receiving the adequate direction and support from the Nairobi PROGRESS team.

    The Programme Assistant will play a key role in ensuring programme documentation is completed and approved as required by Mercy Corps procedures and proper filing of documents and official grant documentation.

    S/he will work with the Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and Programme Director to represent PROGRESS to internal and external stakeholders as requested.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with general program operations and field-based activity;
  • Liaise with and support key program staff to ensure that the program is running effectively and making best use of project resources;
  • Provide written reports and program summaries for PROGRESS staff, as requested.
  • Work with Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager to produce weekly or bi-weekly progress reports as needed by the Programme Director.
  • Support the Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager to produce management friendly monitoring charts and reports as needed.
  • Ensure communication and updates are regularly shared internally and with all external PROGRESS partners.
  • Work with the Programme Coordinate and Learning Manager to track programme progress throughout the target area;
  • Assist program staff in coordinating logistics and project activities;
  • Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of PROGRESS and Mercy Corps;
  • Coordinate events and training and travel plans with PROGRESS and partner staff, participate in meetings as assigned;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Reports Directly To: Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager

    Works Directly With: PROGRESS Staff in both Uganda and Kenya and finance and operations teams in both Kenya and Uganda.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • University Degree in a relevant field.
  • 2-3 years of work experience, preferably with a NGO
  • Strong written and oral English language skills are required.
  • Proven presentation skills and mastery of PowerPoint
  • Commitment to working with pastoralists and/or marginalized communities
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate or necessary
  • Willing to travel frequently to PROGRESS field operations
  • Ability to multi-task is required
  • Must be well organized
  • Ability to organize and executive work plans and events
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to have positive interactions and correspondence with partners.
  • Demonstrated mastery of MS Office software such as Word and Excel.

    Success Factors:

    The candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Initiative,
  • adaptability,
  • ability to listen and
  • work under pressure.

    Somali Kenyans and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 4th February 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    2. Title of Consultancy: NGO Consultant Careers in 2015

    Mid-Term Evaluation– Building Foundations for Reconciliation in Juba land Project

    Type of Contract: Consultancy – 18 Days

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Expected places of travel: Mogadishu with potential travel to Kismayo and Gedo

    Supervisors: NSA Project Manager

    Closing date: 2 February 2015

    Background

    Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.

    Saferworld works with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and structures.

    Key Objective of Consultancy:

  • To conduct a mid-term evaluation of the project to assess progress against indicators and towards planned project results with a view to informing the final year’s programming.
  • At the mid-point of the project an external mid-term evaluation is required to be conducted to assess the extent to which progress towards specific indicators has been met and to identify any potential areas of challenge or amendment to strengthen the project in the final year of implementation.

    Specific Objectives:

  • The evaluation will measure project progress against core indicators identified in the log frame which relate to the following:The extent to which Somali
  • Non-State Actors are engaged and able to address the causes of conflict (e.g. contested notions of the state) and improve inclusive, transparent and accountable governance at all levels through national reconciliation.
  • The extent to which NSAs in South Central Somalia have been supported to engage in research and advocacy with authorities in the newly recovered areas, specifically in
  • Jubaland, and the Federal Government on issues related to reconciliation and stabilisation.
  • The extent to which NSAs have increased capacity to actively engage in analysing political dynamics in newly recovered areas of Jubaland.
  • The extent to which NSAs, the Federal Government and authorities in Jubaland contribute to comprehensive research and analysis on key issues relating to reconciliation and stabilisation.
  • The extent to which NSAs utilise a new body of research and data to advocate to the Federal
  • Government and authorities in the newly recovered areas of Jubaland for the implementation of recommendations on reconciliation and stabilisation.

    Key Activities:

  • Desk review of existing project documentation
  • Interviews to be conducted with project staff from both Saferworld and SOSCENSA and related project participants.
  • Production of draft report
  • Review and finalization of report

    Key Deliverables:

    Work plan:

    The consultant(s) will prepare a workplan elaborating on the TOR following an inception meeting with Saferworld staff. The workplan will be submitted within one week of the inception meeting and should cover the following at a minimum:

  • Framework for the mid-term review
  • Methodology
  • Roles and responsibilities of staff
  • Structure of Outputs
  • Schedule

    Evaluation Report:

    One report of approximately 20-30 pages is to be produced.

    The report should answer the study questions agreed by the consultant and Saferworld, outlining the findings and citing evidence for said findings, providing recommendations and offering lessons learned.

    In order to ensure that the recommendations can be put into action, they should:

  • Follow logically from the focus and findings of the report;
  • Be clearly stated (i.e. not broad or vague);
  • Be prioritised with a timeframe for follow-up; and
  • Suggest where responsibility for follow-up should lie.
  • The draft reports should be submitted to Saferworld for review and comment.

    In response to comments received from Saferworld the consultant will amend and finalise the reports no later than one week after receiving comments.

    Field visits

    Saferworld will facilitate two field visits for the consultancy team to Somalia to allow primary information collection and direct contact with in-country stakeholders.

    Saferworld or partners will support the consultants during the field trip with logistics, translation, contextual information and security briefings.

    Time frame:

  • Action Time Required
  • Inception Meeting 1 Day
  • Review of Desk Based Literature 3 Days
  • Undertaking field visits 4 days
  • Travel Time 3 Days
  • Follow up telephone interviews and report writing 5 days
  • Incorporating feedback from Saferworld 2 days Total 18
  • It is anticipated that this consultancy will begin around mid-February 2015 with anticipated completion around mid-March 2015.

    Key Competencies:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject such as development studies, peace and conflict
  • studies or international relations, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience conducting project evaluations on similar capacity building, action research and advocacy related projects in conflict affected states.
  • Experience of civil society, policy advocacy, democratisation, peace & conflict or governance-related work in an international NGO environment
  • Proven, extensive expertise of evaluating complex projects
  • Solid knowledge of Somali political and social context, preferably with experience conducting evaluations of peacebuilding or research initiatives.
  • Capacity to work independently with the input/guidance from team members.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and with cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel to Mogadishu and possibly to Kismayo and Gedo.
  • Strong English language skills, Somali an asset.

    How to apply:

    Applications from qualified individuals or organisations are welcome to apply. All interested applicants should submit:

  • A capacity statement, stating their suitability and experience in undertaking evaluations of this nature
  • Curriculum Vitae of no more than three pages in length
  • A budget with approximate costs of services for the above piece of work.

    Applicants are requested to submit their proposals to Marie Aziz at recruitment@saferworld.org.uk.

    Please use the subject heading: Somalia Jubaland Reconciliation Research Consultancy

    3. Accountant Kenyan Jobs

    Founded in 2008, our partner was the initiative of women passionate about living dignified lives.

    The women are supported through self-help groups, where they receive training in finance, savings and income-generating activities; they receive basic education and literacy skills; and training on women’s rights and responsibilities, with access to legal aid.

    In 2013, based on request from the women of the community for quality education for their children, an early childhood development centre – an eco-friendly and financially sustainable school – was opened, with children being educated to lower primary levels.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • You will be the first volunteer on assignment and your role would be akin to conducting an internal audit.
  • You will need to gain an understanding of the organisation and its structure, assessing its existing financial procedures and controls, and making recommendations / implementing changes that you deem necessary.
  • They recently hired a Finance Officer, after a period of time without a dedicated member of staff doing the accounting/finance; the FO has studied accounting, and this will be her first role as an accountant.
  • Furthermore, they lost most of their accounting/finance information as a result of a computer crash.
  • They are seeking support in reconstructing their accounts, training/mentoring the new Finance Officer, enstating appropriate accounting processes and financial controls, and assessing how best they might be able to move to a computerised accounting system.
  • They have Quickbooks, but this has not been used for over a year now.
  • They would also like support in better managing the accounting, financial and legal requirements of the charity arm and social enterprises.
  • Ideally a volunteer will be available in February/March as this coincides with the period that they undertake strategic planning, and therefore your support will also be welcome in these areas.
  • However, they are flexible to when a volunteer could support them.
  • Ideally a volunteer would be available for 6-8 weeks.

    For more information feel free to contact us on +442087417000 or email onvolunteer@afid.org.uk

    How to apply:

    For more information and to apply email info@afid.org.uk

    4. Program Officer Careers in 2015

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    NGO Careers in Kenya

    The Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) is a professional association of researchers, with interest in education, gender and development.

    WERK is implementing the Opportunity Schools Program in Kajiado County whose overall goal is to ensure retention and learning outcomes in ECD through Grade 8 are increased through a sustainable program by 2016.

    Overall responsibility:

  • The ECDE Program Officer will provide technical support and leadership for the implementation of the ECDE component of the Opportunity Schools Program at both the school and community level.
  • The Officer will also be responsible for strengthening linkages between the ECDE centers management with schools, Ministry of Health and the County Government.
  • In collaboration with other staff, the ECDE Program Officer will ensure that robust monitoring and documentation structures and tools are developed, and that information collected is reflected upon, used for continuous improvement of the
  • Opportunity Schools Program, and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain good and professional relations with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology at national and county level and other partnerships relevant to WERK’s programs in order to ensure successful implementation;
  • In consultation with communities, County Education Board and other experts strengthen the ECDE model at community level to expand access and quality education for children closed out of the formal ECDE infrastructure;
  • Ensure that all feeder ECDE centers have well established management committees that are well integrated to the primary schools so as to enable them access benefits accrued to ECDE children in formal ECDE centers;
  • Support the finalization of the ECDE teachers instructional program;
  • Participate in the training and support of ECDE teachers;
  • Support the development of ECDE materials by the community;
  • Work with Head teachers to ensure that program activities are carried out in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that ECDE center data is collected in a timely and accurate manner.

    General Responsibilities

  • Participate in WERK processes;
  • Undertake the activities above in line with the associated budgets and with program work plans, in ways that are consistent with WERK policies;
  • Keep up to date with best practice in ECDE programs;
  • Participate in meetings and sessions as needed;
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Program Manager.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelors of Education (Early Childhood Education);
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in working as an ECDE teacher among the Maa community;
  • Good understanding of the ECDE education terrain in arid lands, and good knowledge on teacher training and management issues;
  • Good understanding of the devolved structures in education and their potential for improving learning;
  • Excellent report-writing and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English.
  • Speaking and reading of Maa language is mandatory;
  • Very good people and public relations skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;

    How to apply:

    Applications should include:

  • A resume summarizing qualifications and experience;
  • An application letter;
  • 2 work referees with contact details;
  • Please indicate your expected remuneration/salary in your application;

    Interested candidates, please submit your applications by January 30th 2015 by email to:

    info@werk.co.ke with cc to werk@werk.co.ke.

    5. Accountant Jobs in Kenya

    Background:

    The Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) is a professional association of researchers committed to democratic principles and the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion or gender with interest in education, gender and development.

    The goal of WERK is to build a gender equitable Kenyan society through linking research to action and advocacy.

    Position: Accounts Officer

    Overall Responsibility:

    Financial administration of WERK in accordance to the highest ethical standards and internationally recognized financial reporting practices (IFRS), and support WERK finances, including preparation of all monthly management reports.

    In both, you will ensure that all financial management practices, reports, accounting records and databases, financial statements and documentation are accurate, complete, well organized and conformed to WERK policies, reporting and procedural standards.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, prepare monthly reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs and report on variance;
  • Prepare and submit accurate, high quality professional financial monthly, quarterly and annual Financial Reports to the Executive Officer in a timely basis;
  • Advise the program and administration departments on the budgeted expenditures, financial commitments and forecasts regularly, and contribute to annual/quarterly budget development and reporting for various programs;
  • Support the development and updating of financial policies, procedures and standards, including keeping abreast of new financial and tax laws in accordance to legal requirements and the best financial practices, and ensure that all staff are well informed in their use;
  • Ensure that all financial transactions (including grant disbursement) and data are correctly implemented according to policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that all financial documents are accurately supported, approved and coded, and that all cheque books, cheque list, petty cash, LPOs are maintained correctly;
  • Ensure that staff payroll administration is verified for accuracy, properly processed and that all statutory payments such as PAYE, NHIF, NSSF and pension are made on a timely basis;
  • Manage banking, accounts and balances effectively and efficiently, including undertaking monthly bank reconciliation, foreign exchange management and cash flow management in a timely manner;
  • Support management of donor funding and disbursements, and ensure acknowledgement of receipts and financial reporting is accurate, professional and timely;
  • Scrutinize project plans, budgets, financial statements and reports of partner organizations and grantees as required, and provide financial advice/training as needed and,
  • Ensure that WERK is compliant with all legal requirements regarding taxation, returns, fees and other financial statutory requirements;
  • Undertake periodic checks of assets and stores, and prepare reports on the same for management;
  • Prepare for and collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure successful audit;
  • Maintain well organized physical and electronic archive of financial documentation stretching back at least seven years in secure location;
  • Support the Program Heads and Executive Officer in undertaking all finance and budget related responsibilities.

    Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance, with CPAK/ACCA;
  • Active member of ICPAK;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice in an NGO with multiple donor funding;
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles;
  • Strong computer skills and use of Quick Books (or related accounting computer applications) and Excel.

    Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly organized in work
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent administrative and management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates, please submit your applications by January 23, 2015 by email to: werk@werk.co.ke.

    6. Teaching Careers in January

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    NGO Jobs in Kenya

    The tutor for the primary teacher education course works within the online tertiary education partnership between the Jesuit Refugee Service and number of universities around the world through Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM).

    He/she will assist the Community Service Learning Track Facilitator in the development and delivery of a 15-week professional course (150 hours in total) in Teacher Education (TE).

    The course includes professional development workshops, consultation assistance, and continuous learning opportunities for refugee and host community teachers in Kakuma.

    The initiative aims to improve the quality of education in primary schools in Kakuma through the enhancement of primary teachers’ skills and capabilities.

    Responsibilities Participate in designing the 15-week curriculum

  • Design lesson plans and training materials (audio visual and print) for the course
  • Assist the track facilitator in researching, developing, and implementing innovative curriculum-based content and resources as well as teacher development activities
  • Assist in capacity building for the refugee incentive staff assigned to the department
  • Facilitate a transparent and efficient recruitment process for students
  • Assist the track facilitator in teaching and continually assessing the admitted students
  • Maintain detailed monitoring and evaluation reporting records of the course
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs, CBOs, religious groups and other partners in order to facilitate the service learning component of the course
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly meetings with CSLT students
  • Assist with recruitment, regular student meetings and special events for students of the JC:HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies
  • Use his/her understanding of e-learning techniques to create and/or deliver e-learning content

    How to apply:

    For more information on qualifications and the application process, please visit; NGO Teaching Careers in January to Apply

    7. Office Assistant Kenyan Job

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Concern Worldwide Administration Kenyan Jobs

    Office Assistant

    To work as part of Concern Marsabit Concern team in assisting the daily running of the Marsabit office

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support in scanning, photocopying, binding and filing of logistics & finance materials
  • Working with finance and logistics to ensure that documents from Moyale that require approval/authorisation are printed, approved and sent back to Moyale in good time
  • Maintain complete and relevant documentation entrusted in soft and hard copy including proper filing, storage and archiving
  • Provide administrative support for workshops and trainings including ensuring that training venues and other requirements are available and delivered to the training venues in good time and are collected after the training where necessary.
  • Manage staff leave records
  • Prepare Marsabit’s weekly staff movement report
  • Manage collection and delivery of documents and cheques including effectively and efficiently dispatching inter office mail between Concern offices and maintaining proper documentation
  • Assist Logistics in the collection of supplies from vendors for delivery to the office
  • Ensure that all necessary office and team house consumables are well stocked and properly stored and usage tracked for accountability. In collaboration with
  • Logistics, issue store items and maintain proper documentation.
  • Manage visitors to the office in a professional manner
  • Coordinating the repair and maintenance of Concern assets and premises and providing regular reports on all repair and maintenance services
  • Liaise with the Domestic Workers to ensure that the office, the team house, the store and their surroundings are tidy and clean in a way that provides a healthy and safe working environment for all
  • Timely payment of utility bills
  • 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:

  • Diploma in Business Administration or Management or relevant field with basic training in logistics, finance and or accounting
  • One (1) year’s working experience preferably with an international NGO
  • Excellent physical and health condition
  • A flexible and reliable team player and an excellent planner with an ability to manage competing priorities
  • A person of high integrity and has an ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and time management skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Fluency in the local language is preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications e.g. MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

    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 ‘Office Assistant’

    Hard copy applications addressed to the Human Resource Manager, Concern Worldwide, can be dropped at the Concern Worldwide, Plot 58 Harry Thuku Road, Next to WFP and Opposite Charity Sisters Children Home in Marsabit Town.

    Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    Only qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews

    Closing Date: 28th February 2015


    Ericsson Project Manager Jobs Kenya

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Ericsson Careers in Kenya

    Customer Project Manager MS Transformation Manager

    Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, KE

    Company: Ericsson

    Reg ID: 59287

    Introduction

    Ericsson is a world’s leading provider of communications technology and services.

    Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.

    Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

    We are currently looking for an experienced CPM to be responsible for T&T (Transition and Transformation) Programs within the Managed Service Domain, in region RSSA.

    Transition and Transformation, is an enabler for the regions to drive efficiency improvements according to their tactical plans (TRCP) and covers three major types of activities:

  • Off-shoring according to contracts: Per contract, transfer delivery activities from regional operations to a Global Service Center, GSC.
  • Off-shoring per Competence Domain or T&T Vertical: Transfer of (industrialized) service delivery activities within a Competence Domain or T&T Vertical (Global Delivery Projects, GDP activities only).

  • Local efficiencies: Identify service delivery activities that can be done with fewer resources or if more can be done with the same resources.

    Typically this is done through implementation of methods, processes and tools.

    The role implies, accountability that a Transformation Project delivers the expected efficiency improvements and cost savings.

    The Transformation Manager is a highly skilled project manager and a subject matter expert within transition, transformation and change management.

    The role of the CPM Transformation Manager is a key element in the successful delivery of the T&T Program.

    The CPM Transformation Manager will liaise with/ work cooperatively with all Ericsson project stakeholders including Regional Operations Management, GSC Management and BU organizations across Ericsson.

    On a high the role will cover following responsibilities:

  • Establish Transformation baseline plan
  • Drive Transformation execution
  • Ensure stakeholder engagement
  • Manage risks and scope changes
  • Control Transformation finances

    Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science, business or telecommunications discipline, or a minimum of eight years of progressive experience in a related field.
  • Valid external project management certification (PMP, PgMP or IPMA) PM experience from at least five projects and all project phases
  • At least 5 years’ experience as project manager and (preferably) at least 3 years PM experience from telecom transition or transformation projects Human Competence
  • Strong skills in Leadership and leading by example.
  • Customer oriented and business minded – has a consultative approach and focus on profitability.
  • Analytic with strong problem solving capability.
  • Self-motivated and works well under pressure.
  • Strong skills in Interpersonal communication and Presentation (oral and written) – ability to communicate effectively on an executive level.
  • Good conflict management skills.
  • Highly developed skills in driving change.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan own work to meet assigned schedules and targets.
  • Highly developed skills in knowledge sharing – create a learning culture.
  • Highly developed knowledge in Diversity awareness
  • Good English language skills (oral and written).
  • Business and Professional Competence

  • Business and financial awareness – understanding of the implications that various courses of action will have on costs.
  • Good knowledge of the Market and Ericsson Customers.
  • Good knowledge of Ericsson Portfolio.
  • Good understanding of all Project Management Knowledge areas.
  • Good understanding of Competence Domains, MS strategy, MS@Ericsson Program and Tier2 Program.
  • Good knowledge of relevant guidelines, tools and processes (eg. MS Project Model, 6-steps Transformation Model, MSDP and MS-TOP).
  • Good understanding of Ericsson organizational structure, ways of working and Company directives.
  • Good knowledge of Service delivery strategies and processes.
  • Good knowledge of MS Sales processes and tools.
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Eridoc, Ericoll, ePROPS, SRM, SAP, MORE tool etc.

    To Apply

    Look at; Ericsson Project Manager Job to apply on line, on or before 28th February 2015.


    World Food Jobs in Kenya

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Is it your dream to work with a United Nations body?

    WFP Careers in 2015

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

    We are seeking to fill the position of External Partnerships Officer at the P3 level, based in our Regional Bureau in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The External Partnerships Officer will play a pivotal role in defining and achieving WFP’s regional objectives.

    The World Food Programme seeks qualified candidates to fill the following openings.

    World Food Programme Now Hiring! 6 Jobs Available

    1. Data Analyst:

    The incumbent will be tasked with managing the database system for collection, storage analysis and feedback of data on polio eradication and EPI activities, including financial and administrative matters.

    2. Finance Assistant:

    Post Grade: Service Contract, G-5 Equivalent

    Duty Station: Isiolo

    Deadline for application: 3rd February 2015 Purpose:

    The successful candidate will provide Finance and Administration support and will be the focal point for finance, administration, human resources and procurement functions.

    Accountabilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Field Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in ensuring WFP’s resources in the office are properly accounted for;
  • Ensure that all invoices are supported and they relate to actual work done or services rendered;
  • Verify vendor claims for accuracy and conformance with financial rules and regulations.
  • Perform claim verifications against documentation to ensure that purchases/services are properly authorised and that goods have been received or services rendered;
  • Receive and account for all miscellaneous revenues and expenses from guesthouse/accommodation facilities;
  • Ensure timely requisition of office supplies, receipt and distribution in the respective offices; ensure goods receipt notes are raised on time.
  • Ensure bank and sub imprest reconciliations are done regularly and submitted to Nairobi on a monthly basis;
  • Maintain the petty cash. Ensure reconciliation is done regularly and submitted to Nairobi on a monthly basis and respond to petty cash queries;
  • Ensure that disbursements of petty cash are made based on authorisations and supported by legitimate & sufficient documentation;
  • Calculate staff personal entitlements such as hazard pay and DSA, expense claims, etc. Prepare TRIP documents;
  • Assess expenditures in administration for the previous year and estimate new requirements.
  • Assist in preparation of office budget and other reports as required.
  • Assist with the administration of outsourced services and common premises to ensure efficiency, cost effectiveness & timeliness of operations and services;
  • Liaise with relevant units (ICT, Admin., etc.) on the maintenance of equipment (computers, generators, etc.)
  • In liaison with Procurement, prepare procurement projections for office & ensure that they are prioritised and delivered on time;
  • Ensure documentation of inventory, disposal and transfer of office assets as per the standard operating procedures, report anomalies and discrepancies;
  • Extract and input data from various sources in administrative, human resources, procurement and other WFP corporate systems;
  • Maintain staff attendance and leave records and report to Nairobi on a timely basis;
  • Raise PRS for requisition for local purchases;
  • Monitor the usage of fuel and escort vehicles; Co-ordinate the maintenance of WFP vehicles, raising services requests with Nairobi or designated garages;
  • Supervise drivers and perform any other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

  • Successful completion of secondary school education (KCSE) supplemented by course(s) in finance/accounting.
  • University Degree in the field of Accounting/Finance and professional qualification in accounting will be an added advantage.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible work experience in general administrative work, including at least two years in the field of finance, accounting, budget, audit or other related field.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in using computers (MS Word, Excel and other software packages).
  • With initiative and judgement produces organised, accurate and well documented records with well analysed data & addresses unforeseen situations seeking advice and guidance from supervisor, as necessary.
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust data discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems with substantial independence.
  • Ability to obtain or give factual information of a non-routine nature involving interpretation of facts and requiring clarity of expression.
  • Ability to perform detailed work, frequently of a confidential nature and/or handle a large volume of work, systematically, effectively and accurately.
  • Ability to train other staff regarding relevant work responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate assignments to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English and good spoken Kiswahili.
  • Among other duties, the successful candidates will reconcile country office cash books and justify any difference in reconciliation; prepare cash counts and to reconcile with the cashbook on a monthly basis.

    3. Logistics, Travel and Protocol Assistant:

    You will provide assistance and guidance to the staff regarding all the travel-related information and requests, in compliance with WHO travel policy.

    4. Driver:

    The incumbent will be tasked with procuring minor supplies for the Office; obtaining invoices for local purchase and arrange to pay office telephone and other bills among other duties.

    5. Driver & Logistics Assistant:

    The role for this post is to deliver and follow up on the issuance of visa requests, renewal of car licenses and special permits for WRO among other tasks.

    Interested applicants are advised to make applications should be made in writing and sent to:

    Who Representative Office

    Emails should be forwarded to recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int, on or before 28th February 2015.

    6. World Food Programme Jobs in Kenya

    Key duties will include:

  • Implement the work plan for the region, in order to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of results, in accordance with WFP and Corporate Partnership strategy;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational issues;
  • Represent WFP in UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, member states, provide them with information on the programme and develop joint information programmes to increase WFP’s profile and protect its interests;
  • Identify opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN agencies, and make suggestions to senior Officers in order to support more effective and efficient approach to food assistance;
  • Prepare and provide information for member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate the work of WFP;
  • Communicate to WFP relevant discussion and feedback on programme activities and issues of priority to WFP, gathered from member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners to engage them with intergovernmental/ inter agency discussion, and inform future activities;
  • Obtain inputs from WFP that will contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making;
  • Research and analyse current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments in order to identify issues that may impact
  • WFP activities, inform senior Officers and propose positions on these issues;
  • Participate in the implementation of relevant inter-agency initiatives which have been prioritized corporately, providing central resources and local training in order to contribute to sustainable change;
  • Plan and supervise the work of more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Political Science, International Development,
  • Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional two years of relevant work experience from the minimum experience requirement stated below.

    Experience:

  • At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development;
  • Experience in managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise;
  • Proven experience in the development of effective partnership arrangements, preferably at the international level.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to translate political positions and agreements into meaningful operational outcomes;
  • Sound theoretical understanding of international development concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialized knowledge in a specific area;
  • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems;
  • Understanding of political dynamics and foreign policy decision making procedures; Substantial knowledge of management principles;
  • Familiarity with UN policies, WFP operations and the East and Central Africa Region is describable.

    Competencies:

  • Strong negotiation, advocacy, representation and networking skills;
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate a small team;
  • Capacity to work constructively in both internal and external multi-stakeholder teams;
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to plan, perform, prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment and monitor own work plan and those under her/ his supervision;
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information, and provide solutions;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.

    Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
  • Terms and Conditions Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

    For more details please visit

    Application Procedures: Go to: World Food Programme Jobs in Kenya

    Step 1: Register and create your online CV.

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

    Note: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

    Deadline for applications: 10th February 2015


    Kenyatta University Jobs and Career Opportunities

    Kenyatta University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants for vacant positions in the following departments in the School of:

    A. School of Engineering and Technology

    India Advertisement:

    Engineering Fields:

    a) Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

    b) Civil Engineering.

    c) Mechanical Engineering.

    d) Biomedical Engineering.

    e) Petroleum Engineering.

    f) Aerospace Engineering.

    g) Bio systems and Agricultural Engineering

    1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    a) Programme: Biomedical Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Bio-signals and systems
  • Medical Imaging and Sensing
  • Biomechanics

    b) Programme: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Electronics and Microprocessors.
  • Electrical Machines.
  • Power Systems.
  • Telecommunications & Microwaves
  • Control & Instrumentation.

    2. Department of Civil Engineering

    a) Programme: Bio systems and Agricultural Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Machinery.
  • Irrigation and Water Resources.
  • Food and Bio processing.
  • Farm Structures.

    b) Programme: Petroleum Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Oil Field Engineering.
  • Oil-Gas Development Engineering.
  • Oil-Gas Drilling Engineering.
  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering.

    c) Programme: Civil Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Structural Engineering.
  • Fluid Mechanics & Water Resources.
  • Transportation & Highways.
  • Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Public Health & Environment.

    3. Department of Mechanical Engineering

    a) Programme: Mechanical Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Thermodynamics.
  • Mechanics of Machines.
  • Solid and Structural Mechanics.
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Material Sciences.
  • Design, Manufacturing & Systems.

    b) Programme: Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Specialization:

  • Avionics.
  • Propulsion.
  • Main frame.
  • Airport Security.

    Basic Requirements:

    i. Full Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • MSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • BSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of University teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as fulltime Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or the equivalent engineering practice regulatory body in country of origin

    Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • MSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • BSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of University teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or the equivalent engineering practice regulatory body in country of origin

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • MSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • BSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or the equivalent Engineering regulatory body in country of origin

    Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Or MSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University and extensive experience
  • BSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow or as an Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years
  • Be either registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or the equivalent engineering practice regulatory body in country of origin

    B. School of Applied Human Sciences

    Department of Physical and Health Education

    Areas of Specialisation:

  • Physical and Health Education
  • Recreation Management
  • Exercise and Sports Science

    1. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of University teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as full time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    2. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of University teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    3. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops

    4. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow or as an Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    5. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Evidence of teaching experience at University level will be an added advantage
  • Willing to pursue a PhD Degree

    6. Health and Fitness Centre Manager – Grade 11

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree with a bias towards health, fitness and management from a recognized university and at least two (2) years work experience in fitness
  • Those with Bachelors Degree in Physical Education or Recreation Management or Exercise and Sports Science or related field from a recognized University and at least five (5) years work experience in fitness will also be considered
  • Certificate in any specialized fitness method will be an added advantage

    7. Fitness Instructor – GRADE C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Education or Recreation Management or Exercise/Sports Science or related field from a recognized University
  • At least two (2) years work experience in fitness
  • Certificate in any specialized fitness method will be an added advantage

    Institute of Peace and Security Studies

    Areas of Specialisations:

  • Military Strategy
  • Security Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Law and Human Rights

    1. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of University teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    2. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops

    3. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Full-time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow or as an Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    4. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Evidence of teaching experience at University level will be an added advantage
  • Willing to pursue a PhD Degree

    C. Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    1. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Systems Administrator – Grade 12

    Job Summary:

    The post holder will be responsible for administration of Kenyatta University systems.

    This will include the installation, configuration and support of both hardware and software systems in particular Windows and Linux operating systems.

    The post holder will also be one of the key leads in new projects implementation and will report to the Director ICT.

    Qualifications:

    Essential:

  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or a technical related field from a recognized institution
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Linux Certified Professional (RHCE/ LPIC) or equivalent

    Desirable:

  • Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related field or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • ITIL Certified
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

    Experience and Abilities:

    Essential:

  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Window Server Platforms and Applications (AD, DNS, DHCG, WSUS, WDS) in a busy IT environment
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Linux Server Platforms (SuSE, CentOS, Ubuntu) in a busy IT environment
  • Hands on experience with Server Virtualization Platforms (VMware, XenServer, Hyper-V)
  • Hands on experience with disaster recovery/ system backup solutions (Symantec Backup Exec)
  • Hands on experience with storage area networks(Equallogic, NetApp)
  • Hands on experience with ISCI/FC Switches
  • Hands on experience with blade architecture
  • Ability to use the system monitoring and management tools (Solarwinds, Nagios)
  • Good understanding of network systems – Routing, Subnetting
  • Good understanding and experience of SSL Certificates, configuration and implementation
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills

    Desirable:

  • Experience in Public Sector especially in Higher Education

    2. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Security Administrator – Grade 12

    Job Summary:

    The post holder will be responsible for administration of Kenyatta University security.

    The role will entail configuration and administration of firewall rules, VPN setup and configuration, vulnerability assessments, system hardening, system log checks and preparation of monthly security reports.

    The post holder will also be one of the key leads in new security projects implementation, testing and recommendation of new systems and will report to the Director ICT.

    Qualifications:

    Essential:

  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or a technical related field from a recognized institution
  • Checkpoint Certified Systems Administrator (CCSA) OR Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA – Security) or equivalent

    Desirable:

  • Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related field or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • ITIL Certified
  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Member of a professional body (CSK)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development Experience and Abilities:

    Essential:

  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Checkpoint Products (NGX/ Gaia) or Cisco Security Products (ASA/ PIX/ IPS) in a busy IT environment
  • Must have hands on experience with Wireless Systems – Cisco Wireless Controllers, Access Points, Radius Server
  • Must have a good understanding of encryption algorithms, VPN setup
  • Experience working with SSL Certificates, configuration and implementation
  • Must have hands on experience with Linux/ Unix operating systems
  • Must have hands on experience with Desktop Security Systems - McAfee/ Kaspersky Enterprise Security Systems
  • Must have hands on experience and understanding of network systems – TCP/ IP, Switching, Routing, Sub netting
  • An excellent understanding of penetration testing processes and remedial actions
  • Ability to use the system monitoring and management tools (Solarwinds, Nagios)
  • Ability to design system hardening processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation
  • Ability to analyse and apply technical knowledge to solving complex IT problems

    Desirable:

  • Experience in Public Sector especially in Higher Education

    Terms of Service:

    The terms for the above positions are permanent and pensionable.

    The terms of service for the above positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

    For those applying for teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow they will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms.

    The application letter should give full details of education and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration),
    Kenyatta University ,
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Email: dvc-admin@ku.ac.ke

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Wednesday, 11th February, 2015.

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website: Kenyatta University Career Opportunities

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    Marie Stopes Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Job Advert: Access Programme Coordinator

    Reports To: Director Of Programme Operations.

    Liaises With: Programmes department and the other Departments

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Salary: Kshs. 250,000 - 350,000

    Contract Type: Fixed term (2 Years)

    Purpose of the Role:

    The ACCESS Programme Coordinator is part of the Program Operations department and reports to the Director of Programme Operations.

    The role of the Focal Point ACCESS is to provide technical support that guides MSK strategic and operational delivery of our SRH services with a particular focus on access to high quality family planning and comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services through MSK’s Center network and AMUA social franchise network throughout Kenya.

    This in addition includes technical support to the social marketing program.

    2. Job Title: Technical Advisor Adolescent SRH

    Reports To: Director of Programme Operations.

    Liaises With: Programmes department and the other Departments

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Salary: Kshs. 215,000 - 350,000

    Contract Type: Fixed term (2 Years)

    Purpose of the Role:

    The Technical Advisor Adolescent SRH is part of the Programme Operations Department and reports to the Director of Programme Operations.

    The role of the Technical Advisor is to provide technical support that guides MSK strategic and operational delivery of our SRH services with a particular focus on the adolescents’ population through all our service delivery channels.

    The successful function of this role will strengthen MSK position as the provider of choice for SRH services and drastically shape the current SRH health market to provide greater access to choice of provider and type of SRH service.

    3. Job Advert: Medical Detailer

    2 Positions

    Reports To: Pharmaceutical Services Manager

    Liaises With: Marketing department and the other Departments

    Duty Station: Central and North Rift

    Salary: Kshs. 75,000 Gross

    Contract Type: 2 Years with possible extension

    Purpose of the Role:

    This post reports to the Pharmaceutical Services Manager.

    The purpose of the post is to ensure a sustained increase in the uptake of MSK pharmaceutical and family planning products across all channels to reduce unsafe abortion and unintended pregnancies.

    The position holder strives towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.

    Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for clients and partners.

    How to Apply

    For more information on the position and the application procedures please visit website at; Marie Stopes Jobs in Nairobi Kenya , on or before 28th February 2015

    Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer


    Job Vacancies in the Office of The Ombudsman - Kenya

    The Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of The Ombudsman) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 59 (4) and Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution, and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011.

    CAJ seeks to recruit a qualified employee in the following positions:

    1. Advocacy & Communications Officer

    Job Grade 7

    No of Posts: 1

    Reports To: Director Advocacy & Communications

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail;

  • Support the designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the advocacy, and communications programmes.
  • Assist in the documentation of program evidence and use it to support implementation of communications and advocacy plans.
  • Document CAJ achievements, lessons learned and good practice from programs and ensure the appropriate packaging for different audiences including the Government of Kenya, development partners, civil society, private sector and the general public.
  • Assist in the preparation of information, education and communication materials, such as the E-newsletter, promotional materials (leaflets, posters, banners etc.) and audio visual materials (documentaries, SMS broadcasts, pod casts and audio casts).
  • Implementation of public awareness, civic education and outreach programmes.
  • Prepare and disseminate press releases and well as organise press conferences.
  • Develop content for the Commission website and social network sites.
  • Edit reports and articles as well as photographs or videos.
  • Monitor the Commission’s awareness/outreach activities to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, effectiveness and quality control.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Degree in communication/journalism or social science.
  • Have at least 1-2 year experience in communication and/or advocacy work.
  • Experience in policy and practice analysis in administrative justice and/or implementing advocacy initiatives.
  • Strong inter-organisational skills such as networking, negotiation and communication.
  • Proven analytical ability, with strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong computer skills including MS office applications, data analysis and tools to design and edit both photography and videos for publication.
  • Excellent spoken and written Kiswahili and English languages.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    2. Records Management Officer

    Job Grade 10

    No of Posts: 1

    Reports To: Human Resource & Administration Manager

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail;

  • Managing the Commission’s Records and Information in the Commission’s Registry;
  • Receiving, sorting and classifying incoming and outgoing mail;
  • Ensuring safety and security of the Commission’s records;
  • Implementing an efficient records filing system;
  • Maintaining an up to date reference system;
  • Creating technical support to the Secretarial staff on classification of records;
  • Ensuring all records are well maintained;
  • Facilitating easy retrieval of records.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have Diploma in Records Management from a recognized Institution;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

    3. Job Title: Telephone Operator / Receptionist 1

    Job Grade: 11

    No of Post: 1

    Reporting To: Human Resource & Administration Manager

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Assisting all visitors at the Commission;
  • Operating the switchboard;
  • Maintaining an accurate record of all visitors to the Commission;
  • Managing the Reception area;
  • Managing the front offices services.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have a Certificate in Reception/Telephone Operator course or a Certificate in
  • Customer care of Effective Receptionist course from a recognized Institution;
  • Have from a recognized Institution;
  • Have a Certificate in Computer applications;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Ability to speak French will be an added advantage;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

    4. Job Title: Clerical Officer 1

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating routine & general administrative services;
  • Drafting routine correspondence;
  • Sorting out documents and filing them in the correct files and ensuring they are easy to retrieve;
  • Managing front office services.

    Person Specifications

  • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- with a pass in English and Kiswahili;
  • Have a Certificate in Business administration or a related course;
  • Possession of a diploma in a Business related course will be an added advantage;
  • Have a Certificate in Computer applications;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

    5. Job Title: Research and Investigations Officer

    Job Grade: CAJ 7

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting To: Director, Research and Investigations

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Investigating cases relating to administrative justice;
  • Carrying out relevant research on issues that the Commission may deem fit from time to time;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the status of complaints resolution;
  • Identifying systemic issues and recommending remedial measures and proactive action
  • Investigating and reporting on compliance by State or Public Officers with the
  • Constitutional and Statutory requirements relating to leadership, integrity and ethics;
  • Preparing periodic reports on the status of the various complaints;
  • Implementing best practice policies, procedures and systems for research;
  • Providing necessary information to the Commission for purposes of vetting of persons where applicable.

    Persons Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Economics,
  • Statistics, Law, Mathematics, or a relevant Social Science from a recognized institution.
  • At least 2 to 3 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to identify system deficiencies and develop / effect changes in systems / procedures.
  • Sound knowledge and experience on investigations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Quick problem solving and decision making.
  • Working in the governance sector.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be fluent in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution.

    6. Job Title: Senior Legal Officer

    Job Grade: 6

    No of Posts: 5

    Reporting To: Director, Legal & Advisory Services

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Attending to clients on matters relating to administrative justice and offering legal advice thereon;
  • Representing the Commission in Legal proceedings including amicus briefs;
  • Assisting the Commission in conducting hearings, inquiries and investigations in matters falling within its mandate in hearings and other legal matters;
  • Conducting legal research on matters relating to administrative justice;
  • Dealing with matters relating to mediation and reconciliation;
  • Preparing periodic reports on complaints investigated and remedial action taken by the Commission;
  • Facilitating mechanisms for formal hearings and inquiries by the Commission;
  • Preparing Legal and advisory opinions;
  • Providing recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
  • At least 5 years post admission experience.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Knowledge and exposure to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Experience in handling and resolution of complaints will be an added advantage
  • A Post graduate qualification in law or other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    7. Job Title: Legal Officer

    Job Grade: 7

    No of Posts: 9

    Reporting To: Director, Legal & Advisory Services

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Attending to clients on matters relating to administrative justice and offering legal advice thereon;
  • Representing the Commission in Legal proceedings including amicus briefs;
  • Assisting the Commission in conducting hearings, inquiries and investigations in matters falling within its mandate in hearings and other legal matters;
  • Conducting legal research on matters relating to administrative justice;
  • Dealing with matters relating to mediation and reconciliation;
  • Preparing periodic reports on complaints investigated and remedial action taken by the Commission;
  • Facilitating mechanisms for formal hearings and inquiries by the Commission;
  • Preparing Legal and advisory opinions;
  • Providing recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • Knowledge and exposure to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Ability to undertake research and provide sound legal opinions
  • Experience in handling and resolution of complaints will be an added advantage
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    8. Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

    Job Grade: 5

    No of Posts: 1

    Reporting To: Director Finance & Administration

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Manage and co-ordinate all supply chain services in the Commission.
  • Develop and implement the Commission Annual Procurement plan and ensure its adherence.
  • Develop, implement and oversee the implement Policies on supply management.
  • Guide, implement and oversee the implementation of all public procurement legislations.
  • Provide overall guidance on supply chain management policy and contract design.
  • Source for and implement modern Inventory management systems, techniques and approaches.
  • Advise the Commission on all matters pertaining to supply chain management.
  • Implement e-procurement strategies.
  • Secretary to the Commission Tender Committee.
  • Provide guidance on the acquisition and disposal of inventory and assets.
  • In liaison with other departments, provide guidelines on matters of procurement and contract design and implementation.
  • Prepare tender documents and co-ordinate tendering processes within the Commission.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Procurement & Supplies management or other relevant fields from a recognized Institution.
  • Be a holder of Master’s degree in Procurement & Supplies or related field.
  • Have relevant experience of not less than 5 years at a senior management position in public or private sector.
  • Registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya;

    9. Job Title: Information Technology Officer

    Job Grade: 7

    No of Posts: 1

    Reporting To: Chief ICT Officer

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Providing leadership in the development, integration and implementation of ICT at the Commission;
  • Developing ICT strategies for the acquisition, deployment and disposal of appropriate hardware, software and information management systems that support the operations of the Commission;
  • Enforcing the Commission’s ICT policy on business process automation, appropriate use of technology and information security;
  • Participate in the regular maintenance of the Commission’s Website in conjunction with other internal stakeholders;
  • Management of ICT Staff and resources;
  • Coordinating user support and ICT maintenance activities;
  • Identify ICT needs of the organization and present recommendations for improvements and providing technical advice on the appropriate adoption and use of new technologies;
  • Coordinating the timely preparation of the ICT department budgets, work plans and quarterly status reports.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems; or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar role preferably within the public sector;
  • Microsoft Professional Certification (MCP/MCITP/MCSE/ MCSA);
  • ITIL V3 Certification is an added advantage;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of ITIL V3 and service management standards;
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2008/12, Active Directory environments and administration;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Be a self-motivated person able to work without close supervision;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

    Additional Information to Applicants

    Applicants are requested to submit application letters together with their CVs as well as their professional, academic certificates (including ‘O’ level), transcripts and a copy of their national ID card.

    Candidates applying for the positions of Senior Legal Officer and Legal Officer should also attach copies of their previous practising certificates.

    How to Apply

    The applications should be addressed to:

    The Commission Secretary
    Commission on Administrative Justice,
    2nd Floor, West End Towers - Waiyaki Way
    P.O. Box 20414 City Square, 00200
    Nairobi

    The closing date is on 4th February 2015 at 4:30 pm.

    Applicants will be short listed based on their qualifications and work experience.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Commission on Administrative Justice is an Equal Opportunity employer


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    1. Programme Assistant, PROGRESS Programme – Nairobi

    Program / Department Summary:

    The PROGRESS Programme Assistant will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and the entire PROGRESS team in both Kenya and Uganda in the implementation of the multi-year DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps received an award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS is comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The PROGRESS Programme Assistant will play a key role to support the programme team throughout the programme.

    General Position Summary:

    The Programme Assistant reports to Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and is responsible for supporting the Nairobi-based PROGRESS core team in the management and operation of PROGRESS in Kenya and Uganda.

    S/he will work closely with the PROGRESS management team in Nairobi to ensure the smooth implementation of the program according to approved schedule, budgets and required quality assurances.

    The Programme Assistant is closely connected to the field teams in both Wajir and Karamoja and will be responsible for ensuring that their work is running smoothly and they are receiving the adequate direction and support from the Nairobi PROGRESS team.

    The Programme Assistant will play a key role in ensuring programme documentation is completed and approved as required by Mercy Corps procedures and proper filing of documents and official grant documentation.

    S/he will work with the Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager and Programme Director to represent PROGRESS to internal and external stakeholders as requested.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with general program operations and field-based activity;
  • Liaise with and support key program staff to ensure that the program is running effectively and making best use of project resources;
  • Provide written reports and program summaries for PROGRESS staff, as requested.
  • Work with Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager to produce weekly or bi-weekly progress reports as needed by the Programme Director.
  • Support the Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager to produce management friendly monitoring charts and reports as needed.
  • Ensure communication and updates are regularly shared internally and with all external PROGRESS partners.
  • Work with the Programme Coordinate and Learning Manager to track programme progress throughout the target area;
  • Assist program staff in coordinating logistics and project activities;
  • Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of PROGRESS and Mercy Corps;
  • Coordinate events and training and travel plans with PROGRESS and partner staff, participate in meetings as assigned;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Reports Directly To: Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager

    Works Directly With: PROGRESS Staff in both Uganda and Kenya and finance and operations teams in both Kenya and Uganda.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • University Degree in a relevant field.
  • 2-3 years of work experience, preferably with a NGO
  • Strong written and oral English language skills are required.
  • Proven presentation skills and mastery of PowerPoint
  • Commitment to working with pastoralists and/or marginalized communities
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate or necessary
  • Willing to travel frequently to PROGRESS field operations
  • Ability to multi-task is required
  • Must be well organized
  • Ability to organize and executive work plans and events
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to have positive interactions and correspondence with partners.
  • Demonstrated mastery of MS Office software such as Word and Excel.

    Success Factors:

    The candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Initiative,
  • adaptability,
  • ability to listen and
  • work under pressure.

    2. Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager, PROGRESS Programme – Nairobi (Re-Advertisement) Programme / Department Summary:

    The PROGRESS Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Managers and PROGRESS Consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Kenya-based Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will play a key role in programme implementation, help to generate and synthesize learnings from both Kenya and Uganda teams, and support the Project Director in the efficient management of PROGRESS.

    General Position Summary:

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will work directly with Programme Director and Programme Managers to support oversight of accountability and adherence to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations, and program milestones and deliverables.

    He/she will report to and work with the Programme Director and engage in program representation to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders and convert program information into actionable management recommendations and guidance.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will assist in the overall program management of PROGRESS program activities in both Kenya and Uganda, as well as facilitation of communication and program documentation and learning within the PROGRESS Consortium through support to programme planning, strategy development and communications between consortium members, program management staff and external partners.

    This role will also entail oversight of the multi-country activities of PROGRESS to support the Programme Director to ensure cross-country cohesion in resilience messaging, planning, monitoring, evaluation, implementation, and learnings.

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also support operations around the PROGRESS learning agenda within each of the programme locations (Kenya and Uganda), and strategies for cross-country learning.

    As deputy to the Programme Director, the Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also be tasked with a shared representational role at resilience events and fora in the region and information management as it relates to resilience within Kenya and Uganda.

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also assist with oversight of the PROGRESS communications strategy and lead in development of materials, presentations and other media in accordance with programme needs and the DFID/BRACED requirements.

    Learning and Reporting:

    Support Programme Managers in the achievement of program targets and objectives and support efforts towards the design effective M&E systems and operations.

    Facilitate the coordination, scheduling and production of formal and informal reports and documentation and communication of reports and learning materials.

    Coordination and Representation: Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Programme Director.

    Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.

    Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

    Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building: Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Oversee the PROGRESS Programme Assistant.

    Program Support Operations:

    Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation and programme learning.

    Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

    Organizational Learning:

    As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: PROGRESS Programme Assistant

    Accountability:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Reports Directly To: Programme Director based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Works Directly With:

    PROGRESS Programme Director, Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, PROGRESS Programme Managers in both countries, consortium partners, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • MA, MSc or equivalent in governance, public administration, environmental policy or related field.
  • At least five years of experience including three years in a management position, preferably at a regional/cross-country level.
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Experience contributing to donor-funded proposal processes including assessment, design, and writing
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, public administration and resilience programming;
  • Experience implementing activities in Kenya, especially northern Kenya/ ASALs – with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in Karamoja preferred.
  • Excellent quantitative skills required. Financial accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partner agencies is preferred. This includes coordinating with government authorities and counterparts.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Demonstrated writing abilities and ability to present information and trends pictorially
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building staff capacity
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Wajir County and Karamoja frequently for work purposes.

    Candidates who had previously applied for this position need not re-apply

    Somali Kenyans and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th February 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    DSW Programme Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Programme Officer

    Reports to: International Programme Coordinator

    Place of Duty: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract Duration: Initial one year contract with possibility of extension

    General Responsibility:

    Support in the effective implementation of regional advocacy programmes in line with internal and donor requirements.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Under direct supervision of the International Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Collect sub-grantee inputs and compile monthly and annual progress reports for submission to the donor;
  • Assist in development of frameworks, tools and support for research, policy and budget analyses and annual reviews to support advocacy implementation and reporting
  • Participate in the synthesis of research findings and recommendations into compelling advocacy communication materials
  • Contribute to program activities by organizing workshops and meetings, making travel and hotel bookings, sending invitations and preparing materials;
  • Support the follow up of country and partner work plans to ensure that activities are implemented as per set timelines;
  • Assist in the drafting of consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expense reports, and coordinate consultants’ logistical needs;
  • Draft letters and undertake basic correspondence on behalf of the Program;
  • Assist in collecting data from partner organizations for monitoring purposes, and entering such data;
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of project outcomes/impact and DSW’s work
  • Ensure documentation and archiving of project documents digitally as well in hard copy and regularly updated.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Core Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Communication or related field
  • At least three years’ working experience related to the listed responsibilities particularly advocacy, Family Planning/Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (FP/SRHR), reporting and project management
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English and Swahili. Good working knowledge of French is essential
  • Excellent proof reading and reporting skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of research methodologies, analysis and reporting
  • Strong computer skills and use of databases and internet
  • Very good organizational skills

    DSW is an equal opportunity employer.

    If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Programme Officer” clearly indicated in the subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

    Deadline for application: Midnight on 31st January 2015 (EAT)

    Ideal start date: Immediate


    Nairobi Waldorf School Finance Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Nairobi Waldorf School

    Job Title: Finance Coordinator

    Reporting to: School Administrator, Nairobi Waldorf Schools

    Background:

    The Nairobi Waldorf School was founded in 1992.

    What our school has to offer through Waldorf education is as relevant as ever, with the increasing demand of modern life and its related social, political and economic issues, all of which require creative solutions.

    Our school has established a nurturing and growing community, which shares the simple vision of raising our children holistically in true consciousness and love, with the goal of enabling them to contribute towards establishing a more peaceful and sustainable Kenya and Global community.

    We are among Africa’s oldest Waldorf schools and with the support and commitment of our highly qualified Teachers, the generosity and guidance of our Mentors, the faith of our Parents, and strength and commitment of present and former Board of Trustees we have grown steadily in spite of numerous challenges.

    We are offering Kenya a unique opportunity to nurture capable, competent and happy human beings.

    As of January 2015, our school is proud to welcome 205 children on 2 sites in Nairobi: Kileleshwa and Karen.

    Job Summary:

    The Finance Coordinator is responsible for the overall financial and resources management of the Trust’s Schools, Nairobi Waldorf School and Waldorf Kindergarten Kileleshwa.

    He/She is expected to provide strategic leadership in coaching, mentoring and training non finance staff on resource and financial management procedures, so as to create a strong accountability ethic among all staff.

    He/She is responsible for the design, set up and implementation of sound systems, procedures and policies for human resource, administration and financial management.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The following skills are necessary:

  • Maintaining accurate and up to date books of accounts for the Trust's operations including monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Providing leadership in the Trust’s budgeting and planning processes
  • Implementing, updating and strengthening the Trust’s accounting, financial management and administrative procedures
  • Managing of the Trust’s moveable and immovable assets including ensuring that the Fixed Assets register is kept up to date
  • Managing all issues relating to finance that include payment of suppliers and vendors, staff entitlements, statutory requirements and all the recurrent running costs of the Trust
  • Ensuring the Trust’s compliance with relevant statutory requirements
  • Preparation of journal entries and performing entry into the Trust's accounting system
  • Maintenance of accurate and up to date records of school bus trips and respective mileage for payment
  • Maintenance and updating of Insurance records for pupils accident cover, employees WIBA and health insurance and timely submission of premiums for the same.

    School SACCO fund management

  • Preparation of monthly financial statements, budgets and financial forecasts under strict deadlines and ensuring accuracy and completeness of all transactions, account schedules and general ledger balances
  • Carrying out monthly debtors, creditors, cash and bank reconciliations
  • Leading the process of preparation for and coordination of the annual audit
  • Providing constant leadership and coaching to all staff in implementing and maintaining financial controls and procedures
  • Provide the Board with thorough financial analysis and financial scenarios with a view to securing the organizational sustainability of the School
  • Regular audit of the financial performance of the School
  • Any other duties that may arise in the finance and administration department

    Key Expected Results:

  • Finance and Accounting Policies and Procedures manual designed, submitted to the Board for approval and all procedures therein complied with on a ongoing basis.
  • Accurate master data maintained in Quick Books online for all staff, students, parents and suppliers.
  • Timely entry of accounting transactions including supplier invoices into Quick Books online with all supporting documentation scanned and properly filed.
  • Settlement of properly supported supplier invoices
  • Issuance of school fee invoices and follow up with parents for securing timely payments.
  • Preparation of monthly trial balance, balance sheet and year to date income statement (cash basis) with reconciliation schedules prepared for balance sheet accounts
  • Monthly variance analysis against the forecasted budget
  • Monthly Management report prepared and circulated to the Board of Trustees
  • Lead and support the annual auditing process by providing the auditors with the required documents and information
  • Preparation of an annual budget and cash flow forecast
  • Recalibration of the annual budget and cash flow forecast

    Knowledge, Skills and Personal Characteristics

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, and fund accounting terminology
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Proficiency in Word office in particular Excel
  • Masters Online QuickBooks accounting software
  • Analytical skills for problem identification and resolution
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to compile data and prepare financial reports
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • High level of integrity

    Submitting your Application

    All interested candidates must submit a CV (with references) and cover letter to admin@nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke with the email subject ‘Application for Finance Coordinator, before 10th February 2015.

    Website: Nairobi Waldorf School


    Living Goods Product and Procurement Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Product and Procurement Manager

    Living Goods is seeking a dynamic and driven Product & Procurement Manager to join our Product team in Kenya to help deliver the organizations’ scale and impact of its innovative community health model in Kenya.

    As we enter a period of exciting expansion, the Product & Procurement Manager will be tasked to ensure Living Goods' product range achieves maximum impact through securing products on exceptional terms that deliver maximum profits to our agents and impactful products to our customers and ensures we are never out of stock.

    Living Goods is a pioneering, dynamic and high impact social enterprise focused on addressing the health needs of the underserved.

    Reporting to the Country Director, Kenya you will support the selection and development of products, negotiate the terms and have a product range that offers real impact to our customers and great value to our agents.

    Leveraging your exceptional communication and influencing skills combined with attention to detail you will manage the supplier base being well informed of new developments, gaining from supplier’s promotional marketing support to increase sales and ensuring that product is continuously available.

    You'll ensure that the total product offer, availability and efficient selling are fully considered and that maximum profit is generated while maintaining a great product range that sells and delivers impact.

    The right candidate will have a proven ability to work under pressure in a fast moving dynamic environment while delivering results at an individual and team level.

    You are great for this position if you are a driven, smart and pragmatic entrepreneurial leader with an exceptional track record of sourcing, developing new products, negotiating, and supplier and product management.

    This position is based in Nairobi Kenya with some travel to Kampala Uganda.

    Responsibilities

  • To achieve optimum product costs and quality through excellent supplier selection, management and highly effective negotiation, relentlessly looking at different ways to source products.
  • To develop and deliver robust procurement plans by understanding demand trends and supervise cost effective logistics ensuring 100% availability of high/med impact products at a branch level.
  • To manage all information relating to product and undertake category product reviews, analysing all round performance, new product opportunities and regularly assessing pricing to build recommendations for improvements to the product offer that links with the category strategy and impact objectives.
  • To develop and deliver the Kenyan and Ugandan product sourcing and development plans ensuring key milestones in the critical path are met so new products are launched on time and to the right quality and price and deliver impact and on going performance reviewed against targets agreed.
  • Working with suppliers, negotiate support and develop marketing tactics for Living Goods products and co-ordinate the development of marketing materials with the sales and marketing team.
  • Collaborate closely with the Living Goods Branch teams to ensure the product range sells like mad.
  • Share expertise and experience with Living Goods’ Uganda product team.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement/product development of multiple products.
  • Experience designing and pushing procurement teams to meet best practice standards for documentation and segregation of duties.
  • Experience in internal procurement audit training a must.
  • Strong commercial awareness and previous product experience required preferably within African markets.
  • Excellent supplier management, negotiation and influencing skills will be essential.
  • Proven track record of managing a product range.
  • Must have excellent product performance analysis skills, including a strong foundation in financial accounting, management and modeling for multi-product businesses.
  • Must have expert experience leveraging impact of microfinance product margin and sales performance through previous loan product design experience.
  • Experience of working with suppliers on a FOB & domestic basis.
  • Product, market and consumer knowledge.
  • Experience designing and conducting in-the-field research techniques to gather feedback, including interviews; preference for background in cultural anthropology.
  • Has in-depth understanding of local product production (e.g. cookstoves) with experience in managing production supply chains and quality control in African markets (preference for Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana).
  • Proven success in developing product marketing strategies to increase sales volumes.
  • Excellent computer literacy especially with excel skills and data analysis.
  • Minimum of a Masters degree.
  • International Development, International Relations or MBA preferred.

    Compensation:

  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.

  • The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

    What is Living Goods? Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cookstoves, and solar lights.

    Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please see; Living Goods Product and Procurement Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya to visit our career page and apply for Product and Procurement Manager by 28th Feb 2015 through our applicant tracking system.

    In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods.


    Group Mechanical Workshop Manager Job in Kenya

    A construction company based in western Kenya with projects all over Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of Group Mechanical Workshop Manager.

    Main Responsibilities

    a) Plan, organise, and manage utilisation and maintenance of company plant and equipment.

    b) Develop and implement an effective reporting system for the mechanical workshop department.

    c) Develop competent mechanical workshop staff through effective training programs.

    d) Establish, implement, and monitor safe working environment practices and procedures.

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

    The ideal candidate should have; a) At least an ordinary National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

    b) At least 2 Years working experience, of which 1 year should be at the position of a Workshop Manager in the road construction industry.

    c) Computer literacy and demonstrate ability to use various software applications.

    d) Knowledge of Fleet Management Applications will be an added advantage.

    All applications should be addressed to

    DNA/1759
    P.O. Box 49010-00100,
    Nairobi
    and should be received before 31st January 2015


    Medical Representatives Jobs in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, Kenya

    We are seeking to recruit dynamic young Kenyans to join our marketing team for position of Medical Representatives in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Biological sciences including nursing, BVM, Pharmacy, BSc or any related field.
  • Proficiency in English excellent communication skills
  • Self driven, confident with an outgoing personality
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Result oriented and great team player
  • Aged below 30 years of age

    Candidates who meet the criteria above should apply by sending ONLY cover letter and CV to:

    Radiance Pharmaceuticals Limited
    P. O. Box 18947 - 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    or drop them at our offices

    Vision Plaza Mombasa road,

    3rd floor Offices 118 so as to reach us by 31st January 2015


    Project Fundraising Consultants Jobs in Kenya

    An umbrella association in agrochemicals needs to partner with relevant multilateral bodies that pursue similar interests in the Agricultural Sector and the Donor World.

    It is for this reason that the organization is looking for qualified Project Fundraising Consultant(s) capable of communicating their ideas, and lobby for funding from the Donor World.

    The suitable candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Be a holder of a degree from a recognized university.
  • Give evidence of successful project(s) funded through his/her initiative..
  • Give evidence on linkages to donor agencies.

    The terms of reference are:

  • Write concept notes and proposals for association.
  • Sell and promote the concept notes and project proposal to the donor world.
  • Obtain funding from the donor world.

    Remuneration: Payment to the consultant to be agreed at concept writing stage.

    All interested consultants to send in their applications, CVs and relevant documents by 3rd Feb 2015 to:

    DNA/1758
    P.O. Box 49010 -00100
    Nairobi
    Further note that this process will also be used as a prequalification for consultants who would want to work for the organization in future.


    KTDA Greenland Fedha Ltd Area Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Area Manager

    Greenland Fedha Ltd is a Micro Finance Institution (MFI) wholly owned by KTDA Holdings Ltd with a country wide network.

    We are seeking to recruit highly a talented professional to contribute positively to its business growth.

    To qualify for this position, the interested candidates must have a proven track record of performance; possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, negotiation skills, computer literacy and the ability to deliver under pressure.

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing financial services to farming communities and encouraging a culture of savings and investment by farmers within a specific area.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the microfinance operations at the Area Office.
  • Supervising Business Development Officers and support staff in the Area Office.
  • Developing and implementing work plans.
  • Ensuring a healthy growing portfolio at the Area Office.
  • Ensuring high level of customer satisfaction within the area office
  • Conduct periodic market analysis
  • Networking with other stakeholders in MFI implementation.
  • Safeguarding Company’s assets.
  • Identifying locations of potential growth and setting up new branches.

    Qualifications / Skills / Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-

  • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Cooperative Management, Commerce
  • Economics, Agribusiness, Microfinance or related field.
  • At least five (5) years experience in Microfinance business operations with two (2) years experience as Credit Supervisor.
  • Excellent understanding of microfinance industry trends and risks.

    How to apply

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please apply online at; Recruitment Form not later than 4th February 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    International Potato Center Communication and Knowledge Management (CKM) Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    International Potato Center

    Job Title: Communication and Knowledge Management (CKM) Officer

    Ref.: 2015/001/NRS/SSA

    The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks a highly talented Communication and Knowledge Management Officer to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a major regional sweetpotato research project through communication and knowledge management.

    The Center:

    CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers.

    Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

    The position:

    The CKM officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The officer will report to the Project Manager of the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) Project.

    Duties and Accountabilities:

    The principal tasks and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Manage and popularize the Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal and selected social media
  • Manage monthly distribution of updated information on Knowledge Portal to users
  • Strengthen and coordinate information and knowledge for the sweetpotato community of practice
  • Assist in the development and implementation of CKM strategies and activities to support CIP’s sweetpotato teams and their partners in SSA.
  • Assist in the organization of major meetings and events related to SASHA and preparation of minutes
  • Coordinate the preparation of summaries, press releases, fact sheets, media kits etc. of key SASHA events
  • Facilitate the documentation of SASHA’s experiences, achievements and lessons learned and the sharing of findings with relevant target groups, assisting in the editing of documents and the coordination of any graphics/formatting work.
  • Collaborate with data management team in appropriate documentation and archiving of communication and knowledge outputs.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, marketing or a science-related area.
  • Three years of professional experience in developing and implementing CKM strategies or exemplary communications results in fewer years.
  • Demonstrated experience working with websites and other communication forums.
  • Strong and effective use of social media skills.
  • Skills in database management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good skills in photography, with video skills desirable.
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Proactive approach, with ability to find creative ways to solve problems.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English, working knowledge of Portuguese and Kiswahili desirable.
  • A Kenyan citizen

    Conditions:

  • The employment contract will be for a two year term (with a four month probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding.

    Applications:

    Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience by 28th Feb 2015 to:

    The Human Resources Manager,

    email: cip-nbo@cgiar.org.

    Reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

    Screening of applications will begin on 3 February, 2015 and will continue until the post is filled.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    APHRC Director of Policy Engagement and Communications Job Vacancy

    Appointment of Director of Policy Engagement and Communications

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

    Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, APHRC also supports research capacity strengthening efforts in the region and the engagement of policy-actors with research evidence.

    This exceptional opportunity will lead the vibrant and creative Policy Engagement & Communications (PEC) arm of APHRC towards an increasing profile and reach across Africa in three key areas:

    1) Policy Engagement

    2) Communication and

    3) Knowledge Management in the organization’s quest of providing robust research-based evidence to inform policy- and decision-makers across Africa who are shaping the continent’s future.

    APHRC is seeking an accomplished leader with the following:

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, Diplomacy, Policy Analysis, or related field and at least 10 years of post-qualification experience in an academic, policy advocacy or research institution, five of which must be at a senior management level;
  • Excellent understanding of the policy making process and how to use evidence to inform policy;
  • Extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Strong research, organizational, writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to both think on one’s feet and contribute to wide ranging issues in a public forum as well as simplify address complex issues clearly, and effectively in a manner appropriate to the audience;
  • Solid computer skills including the understanding of the use/power of social media;
  • Excellent networking skills and track record in resource mobilization;
  • Good understanding of financial management; and,
  • High level of personal integrity, transparency, professional discretion and an ability to interact effectively with diverse partners acting as a role model for others.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and ability to build and lead a cohesive team in achieving the overall goals of the division.

    To apply or download the appointment details, please visit see; APHRC Director of Policy Engagement and Communications Job Vacancy candidates quoting reference number 1844.

    Closing date is Friday 6th of February 2015.

    APHRC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within the community.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however those from the African continent will be given priority.


    Assistant Warehouse Manager Job in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Assistant Warehouse Manager

    (1 Position)

    Ref. HR/AWM/2015

    Purpose Statement:

    The Assistant Warehouse Manager is responsible for ensuring that commodities are received in full as per the Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes (GRNs) and delivery notes generated, released by Quality Assurance department, properly stored to maintain form and quality, accurately documented while in custody and shipped/dispatched as per approved orders.

    Key Accountabilities

    The position holder will have the following accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the warehouse including planning warehouse space, storage, scheduling of receipts and deliveries.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient stock holding to meet customers’ demands and timely dispatch of goods to customers.
  • Ensure that delivery notes, invoices, stock records and actual stock levels tally at all times and that monthly and quarterly physical stock checks are done, reconciled, and discrepancies investigated.
  • Maintenance of high standards of housekeeping in the warehouse.
  • Ensure that stock is stored correctly in adherence to WHOs standards and other best practices.
  • Ensure that security arrangements are adequate and that procedures are followed to eliminate pilferage.
  • Prepare and submit monthly inventory Reports for all products and materials.
  • Assist the Warehouse Manager in ensuring that inventory at the regional warehouse is properly and accurately maintained.
  • Timely picking, packing and dispatch of goods to customers in accordance to distribution schedule for every cycle or quarter.
  • Ensure that cycle counts are carried out and records reconciled, and discrepancies if any investigated and reported within 8 hrs.
  • Ensure that security arrangements are adequate and that procedures are followed to eliminate pilferage and theft.
  • Prepare and submit monthly inventory Reports for all products and materials.
  • Ensure all transactions are done in accordance to the SOPs and all staff are continuously trained on the SOPs.
  • Direct and supervise all staff under your charge.
  • Keep obsolescence, obsolete, short dated and expiries at a minimum and if possible eliminate their occurrence.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

    The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • University degree in Procurement and Supply Chain, Statistics, Economics or Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as CIPS.
  • Membership of a professional body such as KISM, CIPS or equivalent.
  • At least three years relevant experience in a busy warehouse or FMCG.
  • Knowledge of MS office applications.
  • Knowledge of ERP applications.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Order turnaround time.
  • Inventory accuracy should be at 100%.
  • Order accuracy should be at 100%.
  • Documentation accuracy at 100%.
  • Safety and cleanliness of warehouse is maintained at all times.
  • % of damages, expiry, obsolete and obsolescence.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • High integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Self driven
  • Creativity

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    County Sales & Marketing Officers Jobs in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following positions:

    County Sales & Marketing Officer

    (5 Positions)

    Ref. HR/CSMO/2015

    Location: The successful candidate will be located in any of the 47 Counties to manage specific County sales as shall be allocated.

    Purpose Statement:

    Reporting to the Regional Sales & Marketing Executive, the County Sales and Marketing Officer will be responsible for managing the sales and marketing function within specified/ allocated Counties.

    He/she will be responsible for ensuring that requirements and requests within the specified Counties are met and also market and sell commodities to these counties.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    The position holder will be charged with the following responsibilities:

  • To develop, implement and execute sales and marketing strategies within the County.
  • To liaise with the respective County Administration and Health teams on medical supply matters to ensure continued supply of commodities.
  • To follow up on payments for sales already made.
  • To obtain and respond to feedback from Health Care personnel involved in drug management at County, Sub-County and Rural Health Facilities on product requirements/performances and service levels.
  • To conduct and obtain market intelligence and penetration of new/emerging markets
  • To relay relevant quality related information to QA Manager.
  • To obtain monthly receipts, usage and stock holding for the health facilities.
  • To analyse and evaluate results on a monthly and quarterly basis, and take the necessary corrective action in order to achieve desired profit levels
  • To provide the relevant accurate input into the sales forecasting process to ensure optimal inventory availability at all times.
  • To ensure that the correct mix of stock is maintained at customer facilities to meet patient needs.
  • To establish and maintain good relationships with the entire clientele

    Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

    Suitable candidates should possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma or equivalent qualifications in Sales & Marketing from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office applications and ERP platform.
  • Knowledge and background in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in sales/marketing function.
  • Demonstrable understanding of how the public health sector supply chain operates.
  • Possess a clean, valid Driving Licence free from any endorsements.

    Desired Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • High integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Creativity and flexibility

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    Supply Chain Planner Job in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Supply Chain Planner

    (1 Position)

    Ref. HR/SCP/2015

    Purpose Statement:

    Reporting to the Supply Chain Officer, the Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for planning and tracking of Supply Chain activities; development of commodity supply chain plans (demand, inventory, distribution and supply plans) that align the operational units’ work schedules in a coordinated approach to achieve operational and organizational objectives.

    Key Accountabilities The position holder will have the following accountabilities:

  • Analyse unit commodity volume from customer orders to prepare historical records for forecasting purposes
  • Work closely with Customer Service team members to validate abnormalities in customer demand history
  • Develop commodity level operational, Category/Grouping and Strategic forecasts
  • Measure forecast accuracy levels to identify areas for improvement
  • Facilitate forecast discussions in planning meetings for the assigned categories/groups
  • Work with stakeholders to understand changes in the business climate that would impact forecasted volume
  • Incorporate human intelligence into the commodity forecasts
  • Analyse the Stocks Status report to identify and correct out-of-stock and expiry situations
  • Work closely with Warehouse Receiving and Procurement to coordinate inbound receipts on a timely and needed basis
  • Track commodity fill rate performance to maximize customer service levels
  • Provide inventory analysis to determine minimum stocking levels based on demand and lead time uncertainty
  • Prepare inventory reports that identify average coverage levels and abnormal deviations
  • Compare actual procurement orders against the unconstrained requirements to provide visibility of over or under procurement levels

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

    The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Mathematics, and Statistics, or relevant technical field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supply chain management or logistics function
  • Understanding and experience in ERP or Supply Chain Planning software capabilities
  • Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma qualifications and certifications Advanced computer skills using MS Excel.

    Desirable Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong capability in planning methodologies and KPI analysis
  • Continuous improvement diagnostic and process design skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analyst Job in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analyst

    (1 Position)

    Ref. HR/M&E DA/2015

    Purpose Statement:

    Reporting to the Performance Management Officer, the M & E Data Analyst will support the Performance Management activities related to supply chain and administrative operations such as customer service, quality assurance, warehousing, distribution, finance and procurement.

    The Analyst will coordinate data collection, compilation, and data quality improvement efforts with the various data owners including deep dives into performance management data sets for the purpose of identifying anomalies and trends in process data.

    She/He will also maintain the metrics data library, supporting leading data audit practices.

    Key Accountabilities

    The position holder will have the following accountabilities:

  • Lead the Data Quality Improvement activities as described in the Performance Management Plan
  • Identify metrics functionality needs for the various software systems to improve the automated collection of metrics data and production of performance reports; collaborate with the ICT Department to implement new functions as they relate to performance management.
  • 3. Perform ad-hoc queries on databases (e.g. WMS, ERP, LMIS) to respond to the various needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the training of data producers on the numerous tools used for metrics data collection.
  • Execute deep dives on data sets to explain anomalies in performance trends
  • Support the routine maintenance of the Performance Management Plan such as establishing baselines, setting targets, and reporting results.
  • Maintain the metrics data library to prepare for data audits (e. g. such as those required by financing partners.
  • Prepare data sets for the development of Information Products.
  • Build capacity of departments to query, compile, and analyze data to improve detection of “early warning signs” of performance issues.
  • Perform routine data audits and communicate necessary measures for corrective action.
  • Other duties as requested by the Performance Management Officer.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

    The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, ICT, analytics, or similar related studies from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrable computer skills in MS Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to query, manipulate, and analyze a diverse array of data sets using SQL, MySQL, MS Access, Excel PivotTables, and/or other tools.
  • Minimum of 3years’ experience in data analysis with preference for experience in a supply chain environment.

    Desirable Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Convincing capacity for identifying anomalies and trends in large data sets.
  • Understanding of data audit requirements and the ability to take measures to prepare an organization for data audits.
  • Understanding of business processes and how they convert to quantitative data.
  • Strong driver for data accuracy with an ability to identify causes of and resolve data quality problems.
  • Proactive contribution above and beyond his or her terms of reference in order to meet the organization’s goals and objectives.

    How to Apply Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    Laboratory Technologist Job in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Laboratory Technologist 1

    (1 Position)

    Ref. HR/LT/2015

    Purpose of the Position:

    To carry out analysis of the drugs delivered and ensure compliance with approved specifications before distribution.

    Reporting Relationship: The Laboratory Technologist reports to the Senior Laboratory Technologist.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    The target accomplishments expected of the position are as follows:

  • Carry out required analysis of products in accordance with approved procedures, to assure quality.
  • Maintain proper stock levels of laboratory equipment, reagents and glassware and reference standards so as to avoid out of stock situation.
  • Ensuring proper utilization of equipment and other consumables.
  • Train/coach new personnel and students on attachment on analysis, effective handling of equipment, reagents preparations and safety issues.
  • Carry out internal calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure safety in the laboratory to ensure compliance with safety standards

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    The applicant must be in possession of the following qualifications and experience for satisfactory job performance:

  • Higher Diploma in Analytical Chemistry /Biochemistry/ Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 2 years’ working experience in a busy analytical laboratory preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of modern chromatograph techniques and have extensive knowledge of chromatographic sample preparation.

    Skills

    The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Good skills in procedure writing, data interpretation and report writing
  • Strong decision making, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening skills
  • Attentive to details and high level of accuracy
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; i.e. spreadsheet, word processing, MS Access
  • Time management skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Honesty and trustworthy
  • Hold high ethical standard and Integrity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Team spirit
  • Flexible

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    Senior

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Senior Laboratory Technologist

    (1 Position)

    Ref. HR/SLT/2015

    Scope:

    This position is to ensure that all medical commodities are tested before receipt and are only released to the warehouse after meeting the prescribed specifications/quality.

    Reporting Relationship: The Senior Laboratory Technologist reports to the Quality Assurance Manager.

    Principal Accountabilities

    The job holder will be charged with the following responsibilities and target accomplishments:

  • Supervise the work of the Laboratory Technologists
  • Ensure accurate, efficient and timely testing and fulfill internal reporting requirements
  • Answer questions from and oversee the work of new employees
  • Develop new procedures or regulations for the laboratory environments.
  • Ensure that internal calibration of laboratory equipment is carried out.
  • Keep inventory and be responsible for requisitioning of laboratory items to ensure continuity of chemical laboratory operations with minimum interruption and to monitor and control these with respect to budgets
  • Develop constructive and beneficial working relationships across team members and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure safety in the laboratory to ensure compliance with safety standards.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    The position holder must have the following qualifications and experience: to ensure satisfactory job performance:

  • Degree in analytical Chemistry/Biochemistry/pharmacy from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a busy analytical laboratory preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of modern chromatograph techniques and have extensive knowledge of chromatographic sample preparation.
  • Good knowledge ISO 17025, ISO 9001:2008, Good laboratory practices (GLP) systems and quality control processes.

    Skills

    The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Good skills in procedure writing, data interpretation and report writing
  • Strong decision making, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening skills
  • Attentive to details and high level of accuracy
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; i.e. spreadsheet, word processing, MS Access
  • Time management skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Honesty and trustworthy
  • High ethical standard and Integrity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Team spirit
  • Flexible

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211

    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100

    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    Systems Developer Job in Kenya

    As a result of the implementation of a new Business Model geared towards enhancing organizational service delivery, our client would like to fill the following position:

    Systems Developer

    (1 Position)

    Ref: HR /SD/2015

    Purpose Statement:

    Reports to the Senior Systems Developer, the primary purpose of the role is to develop custom application as per user requirements and install enhancement and application upgrades to support the business ICT systems and requirements.

    Principal Accountabilities

    The job holder will be required to:

  • Analysis, design, programming and implementation of computer systems in consultation with the Senior Systems Developer
  • Production of systems documentation and user manuals.
  • Develop and install enhancement and upgrade
  • Provide user training on developed applications
  • Liaise with systems users and discuss with the Senior Systems Developer and Systems Analyst on systems updates or any new requirement.
  • Provide user support on business systems
  • Take daily systems backup and ensure that copies are passed on for safe storage.
  • Do any other computer work as from time to time allocated by the ICT Manager and the Senior Systems Developer

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Diploma in ICT.
  • A University Degree from a recognized university in IT or related field preferred.
  • Possesses excellent hands on experience in systems development using JAVA, JSF, PHP, and Linux Operating System.
  • Possess working knowledge Open office and MS office
  • Possess excellent hands on experience in RDBMS management (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Have development skills in mobile application development
  • Have development skills in a reporting tool ( Jasper report tool preferred)
  • Knowledge in Source Code versioning (Subversion, it or CVS)
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position in a challenging environment.

    How to Apply

    Those interested and who meet the above requirements are invited to apply by quoting the reference number for the position on both the applications letter and the envelope.

    Applications accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials addressed as below should be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    TS NO 2211
    P.O. Box 49990 – 00100
    Nairobi

    or dropped physically to The Standard Group Ad Centre office on the ground floor of I&M Building, Banda Street opposite Rayan Hotel.

    Our client is an equal opportunity employer


    FSD Kenya Job Vacancies in Nairobi

    FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

    Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

    1. Job Title: Programme Assistant

    Based full time in Nairobi and reporting to the Senior Programme Officer, the Programme Assistant will work with the operations team to provide administrative support across FSD’s five thematic areas and the wider programme.

    In this role, you will be required to provide logistical support in organising workshops and meetings, assist the Communications Manager in the day to day tasks, support procurement of goods and services, provide document management support, and assist other programme officers in providing general administrative support to the overall FSD programme.

    We’re looking for a results-oriented individual with strong organisational and interpersonal skills coupled with good problem solving skills.

    The position demands a reliable and highly organised individual who takes initiative in resolving operational issues.

    At a minimum you will have:

  • Relevant experience in a similar role within a fast-paced environment (at least 1 year work experience).
  • Relevant professional qualification (a first degree or professional equivalent).
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) ability.
  • Experience working within relevant international development arena. See; Programme Assistant

    for Detailed terms of reference for this position

    2. Job Title: Programme Officer

    FSD is seeking a Programme Officer to join the operations team.

    The functions of the FSD operations team include providing support on procurement, finance, contracting, premises management, human resources, information technology as well as administration and compliance.

    The position requires a highly motivated and energetic individual to support FSD project teams in the execution of their duties.

    The candidate must also have a keen sense for detail and an ability to manage and meet strict deadlines.

    A strong understanding of procurement process especially in donor funded programmes will be an advantage.

    The position will be based full time in Nairobi and will report to the Senior Programme Officer.

    At a minimum you will have:

  • Relevant experience in a similar role within a fast-paced environment (at least 3 years work experience).
  • Relevant professional qualification (minimum of first degree or professional equivalent).
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) ability).
  • Experience working within relevant international development arena.

    See; Programme Officer

    for Detailed terms of reference for this position

    3. Job Title: Technology Officer

    The Opportunity:

    Technology permeates FSD’s work. Much of our work in supporting the development of financial markets depends on the successful exploitation of technology.

    The effectiveness of our team is increasingly based not only on our basic office communication and productivity systems but using technology tools to allow us to do more and work smarter.

    We need someone out of the ordinary to help us use technology better.

    There are growing needs in our projects for ICT advice and support including implementing database solutions, leveraging mobile technology, developing dashboards with data, increasing functionality of websites and assessing digital solutions under implementation related to payments and financial services.

    We also need to support our own systems – ensuring that staff have the ICT they need to work efficiently at all times and maintaining the security and integrity of our environment.

    With an office of forty staff this is an important part of the work. But we need to go beyond this and expand our use of database technology, collaboration tools, analytical packages, web and social media channels.

    We’re looking for someone with a passion for using technology to solve real-world problems.

    You’ll have intellectual curiosity about new developments in technology and how these intersect with the financial sector.

    But you also want to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done.

    Flexibility is critical – you need to be prepared to make sure FSD’s network is working every day alongside thinking about how to solve new problems.

    We need someone motivated and results-oriented with solid ICT technical skills.

    In return we’ll offer you a highly flexible working environment in which you can explore your interests, develop your abilities and achieve real impact.

    At a minimum you will have:

    Relevant IT skills (at least 3 years work experience). Professional qualification (minimum of first degree or professional equivalent). A track record in making ICT work including systems administration.

    See; Technology Officer

    for Detailed terms of reference for this position

    4. Job Title: Communications Manager

    The Opportunity:

    The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty.

    Working in partnership with the financial services industry, the programme’s goal is to expand access to financial services among lower income households and smaller enterprises.

    Our aim is to increase the use of a broad range of quality financial services provided by a stable and competitive financial industry in a manner that benefits the livelihoods of poor Kenyans.

    In taking this approach we eschew ‘quick fixes’ but try to find ways to support the evolution of market solutions to the needs of lower-income Kenyans and under-served growth businesses.

    Our ambition is to help bring about large scale and sustainable change.

    In short we want to make financial markets work for the poor.

    Maximising the impact of project activity on FSD’s strategy and long-term goals requires a strong emphasis on communication to the industry, policymakers and other key stakeholders.

    We now need an exceptional individual with the energy to lead and co-ordinate the effective and efficient implementation of a strategic communications plan in support of FSD’s objectives.

    Reporting to the FSD Director, the Communications Manager will be the champion and driver of the programme’s external and internal communications.

    Who we Need:

    We’re looking for a self-driven individual with a strong and relevant professional background for this position.

    The right individual will bring innovation and creativity to the role, while providing practical advise to FSD’s senior management in executing the communications strategy.

    At a minimum you will have:

  • Qualification in social sciences, journalism or related field (preferably at Masters level).
  • Experience in spearheading communication strategies and campaigns in or around the Kenyan context.
  • Demonstrated high level of personal achievement and effectiveness.
  • Outstanding communication skills including excellent spoken and written English.

    See; Communications Manager

    for Detailed terms of reference for this position

    5. Job Title: Head of Operations

    The Opportunity:

    Established in early 2005, FSD Kenya aims to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty.

    Working in partnership with the financial services industry our goal is to significantly expand access to services among lower income households and smaller scale enterprises.

    A broad range of partnerships are core to FSD’s work encompassing the public and private sectors including both commercial players and non-profits.

    The operational nature of these partnerships varies significantly and may involve FSD financing of substantial programmes of activity, offering technical assistance, commissioning relevant research or simple collaboration on issues of shared interest.

    Since its inception, FSD’s programme activities and partner engagements have increased significantly which in parallel has led to a growing complexity of FSD’s operations.

    Who we Need:

    A new post of Head of Operations has been created with responsibility for managing all aspects of FSD’s operations in support of its overall developmental mission.

    Based full time in Nairobi and reporting to the Director of FSD, the position will entail direct responsibility for organisational effectiveness, financial management and reporting, human resource management as well as funder relations and accountability.

    We’re looking for someone with strong operational skills and a deep understanding of processes but combined with acute strategic awareness.

    You will need to be highly motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver on a demanding set of outputs.

    At a minimum you will have:

  • Management experience in an operational role (at least 7 years work experience).
  • Relevant professional qualification (minimum of first degree or professional equivalent).
  • Strong finance skills.
  • Experience working within the international development arena.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) ability.

    See; Head of Operations

    for Detailed terms of reference for this position

    How to Apply

    If you think you are the right person for any of these roles, then send your CV and covering letter by email to recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke,indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line .

    Please put “Programme Assistant” in the relevant subject line.

    Applications must be received no later than Monday 9th February, 2015.

    Short listed candidates will be contacted to set up interviews.

    FSD Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    1. Job Title: Action 2015 Campaign Manager

    Position Code: MC2015

    Team / Programme: Advocacy and Communication

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 2

    Post Type: National (Fixed term until Dec. 2015)

    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:

    2015 is a unique opportunity.

    Two major UN processes in three months will shape the future of the planet and its people for a generation – for good or for bad.

    Inspired by the opportunity presented by the agreement of the new development framework and the culmination of climate negotiations, Save the Children is working in coalition with a huge range of partners to build a global campaign to add profile and urgency to the context within which these frameworks are negotiated.

    Scope of Role:

    The Action/2015 campaign will be a radically inclusive ‘flotilla’, creating a compelling umbrella brand and narrative that will bring together and empower existing campaigns and dramatically increase public and political awareness of their issues.

    We are now recruiting the key role of Action/2015 Campaign Manager, to support the alignment of this global coalition behind the agreement of ambitious goals in 2015.

    Reports to: Director of Advocacy and Communication

    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$25 million in 2014.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Help lead the strategic development and delivery of the Action/2015 campaign for Save the Children in Kenya.
  • Build and manage strategic relationships across the campaign coalition locally and regionally.
  • Help lead on creative design and effective delivery of key tactics and campaign moments.
  • Represent Save the Children at key external meetings, communicating our strategy and ambition to a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Lead the national planning and delivery of Action/2015 in one or more key countries.
  • Support the Director of Advocacy and Communications in building engagement, knowledge and support for the Action/2015 campaign across Save the Children in Kenya.
  • To write materials to a high standard that are accurate and in line with Save the Children policy and brand and which effectively engage and communicate messages to a variety of target audiences, including campaigners and the general public.
  • To advise on budget requirements, operate within the budget available and manage budgets as required.
  • To engage with media, do media pitches, write press releases and opinion pieces when necessary and ensure consistent coverage of key campaign moments.
  • Perform other responsibilities and deliver special projects that may be occasionally required in relation to the campaign or the wider work of the department/division.

    Working Contacts:

  • Internal: Contact with Senior Management Team, Area Programme Managers and other staff across all divisions at a range of levels.
  • External: External engagement with other NGOs, youth, coalitions/networks, governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, faith groups, and the media.
  • 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

  • A minimum 1st Degree in Social Sciences/ International Development, Knowledge on Climate Change, poverty eradication and Inequalities is an added advantage.
  • Experience of developing campaign strategies, with the knowledge and understanding of a range of campaign tactics, and a track record of success.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Ability to work effectively and drive delivery across a complex organisation and sector.
  • Knowledge of engaging and working with civil society actors to deliver change and ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions.
  • A strong understanding of news and PR, communications and lobbying tactics and advocacy approaches.
  • Good understanding of the external global environment and in the countries in which we work.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills, and an ability to tailor written and verbal communications to a wide range of different audiences.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, able to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders in various organisations, sectors and locations.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission, values and approach.

    Desirable;

  • Experience working with grassroots coalitions.
  • Knowledge of international development issues, with an understanding of global institutional structures and how to influence them.

    2. Job Title: Child Protection Manager

    Position Code: SCI CPM 2

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Dadaab

    Grade: 2

    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 position is responsible for managing the implementation of Child Protection Programme activities in the Dadaab area and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities in child protection with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the programme team.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to:

  • Area Programme Manager, with a technical reporting line to the Child Protection Advisor, based in Nairobi

    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$25 million in 2014.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: 2 Child Protection & 1 BID Coordinators

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Manage all aspects of the implementation of the child protection programme in Dadaab and ensure the quality of child protection programming and adherence to best practice standards for the sector.
  • Ensure coherence of programme activities with Save the Children’s national programme approach for Kenya:
  • Link programme activities to the organisation’s global strategy
  • Ensure that programme activities contribute to Save the Children programme and advocacy priorities
  • Identify and build links with other programme sectors, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
  • Ensure programme activities in the operational area are well monitored to assess their ability to fulfil the requirements of approved Save the Children Thematic and Annual Operational Plans.
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy with clear benchmark indicators and work plans.
  • Work with staff to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of programme activities.
  • Produce timely reports, including monthly internal progress reports, and all required reports to the donor agencies.
  • Highlight and follow up on capacity assessment and capacity building plans for implementing partners in Dadaab to ensure quality CP programming for Host community

    Overall management responsibility for all Area Office Child Protection staff.

  • Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective implementation of programme activities, including by providing technical support to ensure programme quality
  • Ensure there are regular staff team meetings
  • Ensure key problems are brought to the attention of the field HR and Administration Coordinator and the Area Programme Manager for discussion and review
  • Monitor and support child protection staff in implementing Save the Children project management systems and guidelines to ensure the smooth implementation of approved activities.
  • Ensure appropriate induction, training and follow-up in grants/financial management, logistics and security guidelines, monitoring and evaluation procedures and guidelines.
  • Make regular visits to the camp offices and project activities in the neighbouring communities.
  • Assist the Coordinators in identifying technical support required from technical support staff (including from Save the Children members) in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities.
  • Liaise with key departments in the CO, region and in member offices on technical issues to ensure adherence to SCI best practice approach for child protection in refugee camp situations.
  • Identify, analyse and engage in advocacy opportunities to influence key donors’ plans and policies to promote attention to and sufficient resources for awareness raising on the Humanitarian Codes of Conduct and the IASC Action Plan to prevent the sexual exploitation of women and children.
  • Coordinate with Field Human Resource and Administration, Logistics, and Finance departments to ensure effective use and delivery of Save the Children resources.
  • Oversee and ensure effective budget management through close monitoring and reporting on financial information.
  • Participate in mid-term or final evaluations and ensure lessons contribute to the development of future CP programme work.
  • Participate in and strengthen interagency coordination on child protection, leading and guiding the agenda and ensuring that the critical protection needs of children are profiled, through close liaison with Government, UNICEF and other UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders.

    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, measurable 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

    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.

    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.

    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

  • Required Master’s Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant international work experience in child protection programmes.
  • Previous experience of managing a child protection programme in a complex emergency/refugee context.
  • Demonstrable experience of using current quality standards and guidelines for child protection programmes.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to meet programme goals.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, proposal and report writing, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid knowledge base and practical experience in community based child protection approaches, case management and child participation methodologies.
  • Strong experience and skills in management of staff from different backgrounds.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong self-starter, able to set up and manage child protection programmes.
  • Experience in working in an insecure and politically sensitive environment.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email and the internet.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

    Desirable Qualifications

  • Understanding of East Africa and the Horn and the dynamics of the conflicts in the region.
  • Experience of implementing the Interagency Database for Unaccompanied and Separated Children and UNHCR BID process.
  • Experience of rolling out Child Protection Policies within organisational structures.

    How to Apply

    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 5th February 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Hass Petroleum Group Credit Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Group Credit Manager

    The Company:

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

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

    The Job: We seek to recruit a qualified and experienced Finance professional to manage the group’s credit risk through appropriate assessment and management of the group’s Credit function.

    The position reports to the Regional Finance Manager.

    Key Responsibilities include;

  • Monthly reporting of the Key Performance Indicators for the function
  • Managing relationships with the clients in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
  • Implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Credit Risk Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure effective reporting and assessment of new and existing accounts to minimise risk and pro actively identify problem areas and customers.
  • Preparation of weekly cash forecasts including customer collections.
  • Manage the credit management function and overseeing the credit control function.
  • Ensure a Risk and Opportunity analysis that is linked to Sales & Operation processes
  • Leading and motivating the credit control team in order to achieve collections targets.
  • Provide coaching support to the business units on receivables management
  • Provide month-end and year-end instructions, schedules, and deadlines to ensure critical group wide deadlines are met

    Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in a Business-Related field;
  • Professional qualification in Finance (CPA-K or ACCA)
  • ERP and IT proficiency- Excellent knowledge of accounting packages
  • Experience in Oracle ERP system desirable
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Credit manager in a large organisation (Annual turnover of USD 100 million and above);
  • Ability to meet and critical deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of regional tax laws and practice
  • Excellent negotiation, Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player and capable of working under pressure

    To Apply:

    If you are interested and meet the required profile, please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration to recruit@hasspetroleum.com on or before January 30, 2015.

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

    Applications received after the deadline date will not be accepted.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Microfinance Institution Jobs in Embu, Kenya

    BIMAS, a leading microfinance institution in Kenya, is seeking to fill the following positions of:

    1. Vacancy: Internal Audit Assistant II

    Key Responsibilities and Skills

  • Evaluation
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation compliance with organizational procedures and regulations.
  • Keep track of actual expenditure against budget allocations.
  • Specific Reviews
  • Assist in verifying accuracy of records by carrying out actual stock-taking
  • Participate in Audit investigations

    Internal Controls

  • Participate in assessing the efficacy of existing safeguards and standards by subjecting them to loophole tests.
  • Work with senior officers to re-examine and amend as necessary the existing safeguards and standards to make them more fool proof
  • Reporting
  • Assist seniors to compile and submit reports on reconciliation and evaluation aspects of organizational assets.
  • Business/Audit office Support
  • Maintain working paper files.
  • File documents in the department.
  • Maintain registers used in the department.
  • Coordinate dispatches from the department.
  • Maintain a register of assets in the organization.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • CPA part 2 or a business related degree
  • Should be 25 years and above
  • Should be a person of high integrity, bold and decisive, with good interpersonal skills, a team player.
  • Proficiency in Computer packages
  • Good working knowledge of BIMAS processes and procedures

    2. Vacancy: Legal Officer

    Key Responsibilities and Skills

  • Rendering legal opinions to the Executive Director, the Board of Management and the various departments of BIMAS on various issues
  • Drafting contracts and other legal documents for BIMAS
  • Offering litigation services by attending to court cases on behalf of BIMAS
  • Legal research on assorted legal matters affecting functions of BIMAS
  • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in law from Kenya school of law
  • Should be a person of high integrity, mature, a team player, bold and decisive, with good interpersonal skills and self-drive.
  • Proficiency in Computer packages
  • Advocate of the high court of Kenya
  • Valid practising certificate

    3. Vacancy: Operations Data Clerk

    Key Responsibilities and Skills

  • Enter data information in the Computer hence keeping a record on all individual debtors.
  • Be concerned with maintenance of data flow in the system.
  • Undertake continuous system programming and enhancements to accommodate upcoming groups and other changes in BIMAS system.
  • Review and give final recommendation on loan applications recommended using the loan tracker.
  • Make weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Loan, savings, performance reports to staff.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Operations Officer/ Finance Manager.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be computer literate and proficient in computer packages
  • Be at least 25 years and above
  • Completed a Diploma in Information technology or its equivalent
  • Be a person of high integrity, results oriented, open to learning, fast learner and a team player.

    Qualified candidates should send their application letter, detailed Cvs , copies of certificates and testimonials, current and expected salary (if in employment), daytime telephone contacts and any other relevant information and addresses of 3 professional referees on or before 31st January 2015 to recruitment@bimaskenya.com.

    Indicate the position as the subject of your email.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Addressed to the

    HR and Administration Manager
    BIMAS
    P.O. Box 2299
    Embu 60100


    Safaricom Limited Jobs in Kenya

    Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancies in the Enterprise Products & Innovation Department within the Enterprise Business Unit and in the Quality and Service Assurance Department within the Technology Division .

    1. Senior Manager - Enterprise Products (Portfolio)

    Ref: EBU_SMEP_JAN_20

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

  • Reporting to the Head of Enterprise Products & Innovation, the role holder will develop and execute the Portfolio Growth strategy;
  • own portfolio innovation funnel and New Product Introductions Roadmap;
  • deliver on the adoption and monetization targets;
  • manage the full products life cycle for the portfolio including products rationalization and performance reviews that lead to enhancements of existing products and retirement/replacement of products that are neither profitable nor delivering retention and brand equity values to the business unit.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the Portfolio Growth strategy from a customer, revenue, innovation and new products introduction perspective;
  • Develop, own the portfolio innovation funnel and New Product Introductions Roadmap and deliver on the adoption and monetization targets;
  • Guide the development and execution of portfolio products strategies to capture value from existing products through effective growth stimulation and new products adoption;
  • Develop product master plans, adoption plans and revenue plans and execute to realize set targets;
  • Create and manage winning partnerships through effective governance with key stakeholders including Technology and service vendors, commercial partners and internal support teams to create and deliver end-to-end innovation value chains for enterprise customers;
  • Perform needs analysis at prospective customers and market segments as well use employ business analytics insights to identify opportunities and create winning propositions for a products portfolio that delivers to the business unit objectives of revenue, retention and innovation CDIs including the Net Promoter Score (NPS);
  • Manage the full products lifecycle for the portfolio including products rationalization and performance reviews that lead to enhancements of existing products and retirement/replacement of products that are neither profitable nor delivering retention and brand equity values to the business unit;
  • Ensure transfer and sustenance of products knowledge among the Enterprise and
  • Customer support teams including account managers, client service managers, deployment and support teams before launch and thereafter during the product lifecycle;
  • Drive the launch of new products and services with the marketing team and ensure successful go-to-market and market activation of products and services;
  • Ensure all products information is properly documented and the Products Information Document (PID) duly completed and approved as defined by the products business gate process and the Enterprise Products and Innovation Lifecycle Management framework.

    Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university;
  • Combination of commercial skills and technical skills with at least 3 years of experience in a related role driving growth through products and innovation;
  • Experience in developing, launching and monetizing products;
  • Certification in Marketing (CIM, MSK certifications or any other recognized certification) is a key added advantage;
  • Mastery of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel. An articulate and persuasive communicator in presentations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with good listening and critical reasoning skills;
  • Ability to engage at Director and CEO level.

    2. Engineer - OSS Database

    Ref: Technology-EOD-JAN-2015

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager-OSS, the position holder will be responsible for development and support of databases used for network KPI reporting.

    He or she will manage the development and support of Cellbase; collection of all network elements parameters, configuration and measurements data; automation of tasks performed during network planning, configuration and optimization; development of service dashboards and gauges and support & train users.

    He or she will also perform maintenance tasks to ensure the smooth running of all the network KPI reporting databases in use within Technology Division.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure system and service availability for all Network KPI’s Databases and Cellbase;
  • Ensure all faults reported are resolved within agreed timelines;
  • Document resolutions and resolve tickets;
  • Follow up with the vendor or 3rd parties to ensure all escalated tickets are resolved;
  • Planning and performing changes on all Network KPI’s databases and Cellbase system;
  • Documentation of all changes;
  • Development of configuration databases, measurement databases and Network KPI’s databases;
  • Participate in implementation, support and integration of all new network elements to Network KPI databases;
  • Ensure all new systems meet Safaricom standards;
  • Development of planning, configuration, network inventory tools and optimization tools;
  • Provide support and maintenance of all network tools used within technology;
  • Development of workflow to support life cycle of network building and support;
  • Development of service dashboards;
  • Development of gauges for all network elements;
  • Ensure all new databases and systems developed meet Safaricom Minimum Baseline Standards;
  • Ensure any new vulnerability identified within databases and Cellbase are fixed;
  • Assist Internal and External auditors while auditing Network KPI databases and Cellbase systems.

    Role Requirements;

  • Honors Degree in Computer Science/IT Systems/Engineering;
  • 2-3 years experience on Busy IT environment. Experience on Databases, Unix,
  • Windows Operating Systems and knowledge in Networking.
  • 2-3 years Software development and shell scripting experience e.g. Perl, Java, .NET, PHP, C++, etc.

    3. Executive - Enterprise Marketing

    Ref: MAR- ENTEXE-JAN-2015

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria below:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager – Enterprise Marketing, the role holder is responsible for supporting the overall delivery Marketing initiatives for the Enterprise Business Unit.

    The holder will be required to support the Enterprise Marketing Team by coordinating marketing related issues around Communication, PR and Media as well as liaison with agencies and suppliers of various marketing collateral material

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support by coordinating the marketing activities so as to deliver the Enterprise Marketing Strategy
  • Ensure achievement of the Set EBU CDI target
  • Safaricom Way
  • Preparation of weekly reports
  • Cost Management within Section

    Minimum Requirements

  • A diploma in a business related field.
  • Minimum 3 years in sale s and marketing related function
  • Ability to develop external partnerships and form strategic alliances
  • Ability to travel countrywide which might consume upto 50% of your total working hours
  • Attention to detail with excellent interpersonal and communications skills

    4. Principal Accountant - Tax

    Ref: FIN-PRACC-JAN-2015

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager - Tax, the role holder will be responsible for ensuring maximum Tax compliance is adhered to for all key company processes and procedures where applicable

    Key Responsibilities

  • Review potential tax exposure points on an ongoing basis to ensure the company is not exposed to penalties for non-compliance or misinterpretation of legislation;
  • Follow up actively with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Treasury to ensure that proposed amendments to the various Tax legislations do not adversely impact on Safaricom’s business, and where possible, Safaricom’s trading partners by taking an active role in advocacy on telecommunication industry matters;
  • Monitor legislated tax incentives to ensure that Safaricom cash resources are not unnecessarily constrained by payment of taxes which could otherwise have been avoided;
  • Ensure monthly tax liabilities are accurately calculated, tax payments are made and tax returns submitted by the respective due dates, including instalment tax and PAYE;
  • Manage the import duty payment process by ensuring that tax payments are accurately determined in accordance with HS coding of imported goods, all import duty documentation are submitted and payments made directly to KRA’s Customs Services for the account of Safaricom;
  • Handle tax audits and ensure that audit issues are followed up and closed in a timely manner;
  • Ensure monthly reporting schedules are prepared as per timetable;
  • Ensure that tax planning and forecasting reports are prepared monthly and/or quarterly (as the case may be) and availed monthly, by the 15th in addition to liaising closely with the Business Planning section to provide the best tax estimates for usage by senior management.
  • Prepare the corporate tax computation for purposes of final audited accounts and submission of annual tax returns to KRA by ensuring that input from external tax consultants is kept at a minimal

    Minimum Requirements

  • Business related bachelor’s degree from a recognized university;

  • Qualified accountant with CPA (K)/ACCA/CIMA/ACA is a must;
  • 6 years accounting experience of which 3 years should be post qualification experience in finance with specialization in one or two areas of financial accounting i.e. fixed assets, stock accounting, sub-ledger accounting, profit and loss accounting;
  • Working experience in internal and external financial audits and preparing accounts up to final accounts;
  • Ability to quickly implement new Tax legislation and correctly capture accounting implications;
  • Experience in analysis of Cost Centre Reports with the ability to give technical advice to cost centre managers on e.g. Cost Control;
  • Hands on experience working with accounting Systems e.g. Sage, Oracle, SUN system, Hyperion etc
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen attention to details;
  • Self-driven, results oriented, proactive and an ability to work without supervision

    5. Manager – Retention & Loyalty Management

    Ref: CC_MRLM_JAN. 2015

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Reporting to the HoD. Customer Experience, the successful candidate will engage stakeholders with Business Units to formulate & deliver on a Single Customer Retention Strategy, where Customer management will drive the Strategy execution to ensure maximization of the lifetime value of customers.

    The key responsibilities will be to:

  • Align Customer Care retention initiatives to Safaricom Business Units while adopting best standards and to the global company retention strategy;
  • Liaise with Commercial Divisions to define, implement and co-ordinate a Call
  • Centre retention program for all customer segments;
  • Develop loyalty campaigns in consultation with commercial division and prepare business cases for all proposed campaigns;
  • Drive the building, delivering and change in the methodology of having customers rate the service provided to them based on defined measurements and industry standards using available tools;
  • Drive detailed analytics of customer feedback results to create customer Retention Actions plans around gaps in expectations. Proactively analyze customer behavior in order to identify and address at-risk customers before they defect;
  • Drive implementation of loyalty initiatives to deliver agreed retention targets;
  • In partnership with commercial division, develop cost effective customer retention campaigns based on a solid understanding of our customer segmentation, management information and data analysis.
  • Provide guidelines for determine customer information gaps & how they can be filled and generate target lists on how this is to be achieved;
  • Drive engagements with stakeholders (Market Intelligence team) for various studies and market intelligence for identification of customer satisfaction, customer behavior towards churn, and customer response towards various campaigns of retention/loyalty to identify the consumer needs;
  • Oversee the operation of the outbound unit in line with the Call Centre Retention strategies;
  • Manage effective customer win-back mailing campaigns supported by online and telephony contact;
  • Act as the key customer engagement point consistently monitoring and reporting on customer feedback;
  • Provide efficient communication and feedback with customers and any other stakeholders or business partners;
  • Drive Customer Care Retention Projects as aligned to the Safaricom Retention strategy;
  • Align Retention Processes within CM and other stakeholders;
  • Identify areas of improvement within Call Centre procedures that will aid in driving Customer Retention;
  • Monitor the improvements provide reports on the impact of the changes
  • Responsible for documentation of all key processes within Customer Retention;
  • Provide leadership to the team in the implementation of practical operational plans with the aim of achieving optimal balance between the use of technology and people management;
  • Ensure that performance targets are set for the team by defining performance indicators, objectives & assigning tasks to the team;
  • Responsible for staff development in the team;
  • Conduct performance review for the team and oversee the performance measurement process and implementation of reward and recognition activities for the team are fair;

    Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or a statistical technical discipline.
  • 6-7 years’ experience in a marketing, business analysis or customer management with targeted work output to driving retention & product development and also overseeing the development & implementation of loyalty programs while managing a team of specialists.
  • Has worked in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and must have good problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to break down complex issues to lay-man language.
  • Proven ability to engage with Leadership Teams to create buy-in on retention & loyalty initiatives.
  • Well developed presentation skills with attention to detail.
  • Project Management capability;

    If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by 2nd February, 2015.

    The Senior Manager Talent and Resourcing,

    Safaricom Limited

    Nairobi

    via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke


    Homabay CPSB Deputy Board Secretary Job in Kenya

    County Government of Homabay

    County Public Service Board

    Deputy Board Secretary - County Public Service Board – (CPSB)

    JG ‘P’

    (1 Post)

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Have a working experience of not less than seven (7) years (five years should do) in the public service or private sector or be a practicing advocate of similar experience.
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized University.
  • Be a certified public secretary of good professional standing (this could be partly qualified CPS II.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Computer applications.
  • A Diploma in Business or Human Resource Management will be an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be answerable to the Board Secretary with the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize and Coordinate Board meetings and Board Committee meetings.
  • Maintain and distribute accurate minutes of the Board meetings/Committee meetings to the members.
  • Proactively guide the Board on all legal matters affecting its functions.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to legislation, including subsidiary legislation in the form of Rules, Gazette notices, Regulations etc. relating to CPSB functions.
  • Advise on Agreements, contracts and other Board commitments and review the Board’s legal documentation.
  • Preparation and submission of the Board’s annual plans, programmes estimates and budgets.
  • Preparing briefs on appeals and applications for review to be considered by the Board and
  • Dealing with public complaints and assist the Board in enhancing its Corporate Governance Policy and ensuring compliance throughout the County.

    Remuneration

  • Basic Salary: Ksh.77,527 – Ksh.103,894 p.m.
  • House Allowance: Kshs.20,000 p.m.
  • Commuter Allowance:Ksh.10,000 p.m.

    All applications to be addressed by 28th 2015 to:

    The Secretary, County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 95- 40300,
    Homabay.


    Irrigation Supervisor, Executive Driver and Housekeeper / Cook Jobs in Kenya

    1. Irrigation Supervisor

    Required urgently

  • Required for Horticulture / Floriculture farm
  • Should have Olevel experience as a supervisor for irrigation for more then 3 years using Venturi Fertigation System
  • Knowledgeable in plumbing, vast experience in Fertigation & Nutrigation.
  • Executive Driver
  • Mature and experienced driver with 5 years of driving
  • Education minimum O level, driving class BCE.
  • Mechanical knowledge will be an added advantage.

    2. Housekeeper / Cook

    Required urgently

  • Mature, educated with 5 years experience working for a family.

  • Should have good references.

    DN/A 1760
    P.O Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi
    Closing date is 28th February 2015


    Danish Refugee Council Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager

    Danish Refugee Council

    Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager

    In close cooperation with the Regional Head of Finance and Administration (RHoFA), the Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager will have overall responsibility for all procurement and logistics matters within the programme in Horn of Africa and Yemen.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to DRC Operational Handbook policies and procedures in all areas relating to logistics and procurement through monitoring and support visits, review of reports, and day to day liaison with field based colleagues
  • Provide technical advice to managers and other colleagues on logistics policies and procedures, and feed into budgeting and planning processes as required
  • Ensure that each country in the region is visited at least twice per year, with support visits structured according to programme and support needs
  • Establish a system of reporting across the region that allows oversight of the logistics function, and feeds into quarterly reports to RHoFA and CDs on the overall performance of the logistics function
  • Participate in regional planning, strategy, and other meetings as required to represent the procurement and logistics function
  • Ensure standardization of local procedures and policy across the region in line with the DRC Operational Handbook
  • Provide capacity building support and advice on procurement and logistics matters as required
  • Supervise the Procurement Officer and Logistics Assistant

    Requirements:

  • Relevant education within procurement and logistics, at least 5 years relevant experience in procurement and logistics management in INGOs,
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels,
  • excellent communication skills, strong analytical and conceptual skills,
  • experience in providing inputs to proposals and donor reports in procurement and logistics,
  • ability to manage varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and working long hours,
  • proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player, experience of working in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia or Yemen, Commitment to gender equity, prepared to travel extensively within Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, including to areas of insecurity, within the security framework of DRC

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter together with their CV (not more than 4 pages) with contact details of three professional referees to drcjobs@drchoa.org by 3 February, 2015.

    Please indicate ‘Regional Logistics Manager’ as the subject heading.


    BTL Finance & Admin Manager and Mother Tongue Education Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Bible Translation & Literacy (E.A)

    Opportunity to Serve

    BTL, a Christian faith-based organisation, involved in Language Development, Bible Translation, Literacy and Community Development among minority languages of Kenya, is seeking to recruit highly motivated born again Christians with a good standing, demonstrated spiritual maturity, integrity and a calling to serve to fill the positions below:

    1. Finance and Admin Manager

    (1 Position)

    Based at the Christian International Conference Centre - Ruiru

    The Finance and Administration Manager shall be responsible for overseeing the Administrative and Financial management, proper cash flow management, budgeting, procurements and strategic investments under the supervision of the Centre Manager and the Board.

    Skills & Qualifications

  • A Bachelors of Business Administration degree from a recognised University and a CPA (K);
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the same role in the hospitality industry;
  • Must have demonstrated a high degree of professional integrity and commitment;
  • Must have had experience in strategic investments;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management skills and crisis management/mitigation skills;
  • Experience with computerized accounting and strong organizational and leadership skills;
  • Excellent Communication and Analytical skills.

    2. Mother Tongue Education Officers

    (4 Positions)

    Based in the Tana River and Kwale counties among the Digo, Duruma, Pokomo and Orma communities

    The MTE Officers shall be responsible for the Planning, Advocacy, Implementation and Administration of the Programme in their respective communities.

    The officers shall work closely with the Communities, Schools, County education Office and other Education Stakeholders in order to ensure the success of the programme.

    Skills & Qualifications

  • Degree in Education or a relevant degree in Social Sciences;
  • Conversant with Kenyan Education Policy and Curriculum;
  • At least two years’ experience in the Education Sector or Community Development;
  • Computer Literate and good understanding of Desktop publishing;
  • Excellent Communication and Analytical skills;
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skills;
  • Community mobilization and partnership development skills;
  • The applicant should be proficient in any of the following languages: Digo, Duruma, Pokomo or Orma;
  • Should have a valid driving license and ability to ride a motor cycle;
  • A team player who is honest and of high integrity and respect within the community.

    Applications must clearly state their community of interest in the application letter.

    Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social and Church), mobile telephone contacts and email addresses for both applicant and referees be e-mailed (preferred) or posted to reach the under mentioned by 5th February 2015.

    Human Resources Manager
    Bible Translation & Literacy,
    P.O Box 44456 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email : hrm@btlkenya.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Samasource Center Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    The Company:

    Samasource is an award-winning technology social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty.

    We build technology that helps leverage the brain power of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world.

    Our technology platform takes large data projects for leading enterprise clients like LinkedIn and Google, and breaks them into smaller tasks called “microwork” which are completed by our workers.

    Overview:

    Samasource is launching its first owned and operated impact sourcing center, Samasource Impact Sourcing Center (the “Center”), and is seeking a seasoned BPO leader to oversee the successful launch and operation of the Center.

    The Center will operate as a double bottom-line business with accountability for achieving financial growth and sustainability as well as livelihood outcomes of its agent base.

    The Director is responsible for the daily oversight of the facility and leading a team of Support and Operations Managers charged with achieving client deliverables.

    The ideal candidate has significant experience in BPO management and has been actively involved in the design of new facility operating plans.

    1. Job Title: Center Director

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Status: Full-time

    This person will be responsible for set-up, including recruiting a team, developing operating processes, setting the strategic objectives, and building a growth plan to achieve financial and impact targets.

    Responsibilities:

  • Launch the Center by ensuring build-out meets BPO requirements; determining organizational structure; recruiting a high-caliber team; setting strategic plans and performance targets; and developing operational plans.
  • Develop high-caliber team by recruiting, selecting, onboarding, training, and coaching employees; effectively communicate job expectations; plan, monitor, appraise, and review direct report performance; plan and review compensation.
  • Determine Center strategic focus, including evolution of work verticals; alignment of training with worker skill levels; ROI analysis on pursuing ISO or other certifications; and positioning of the Center relative to competitive landscape.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance based upon financial, operational, and impact KPIs.
  • Be a regular presence on the production floor and actively interact with managers, supervisors and agents to ensure productive engagement and proper functioning of systems.
  • Manage functional direct and dotted-line areas, including human resources, training, quality, technology, facilities and security to ensure that local expectations are clear and deliverables are met.
  • Meet Center financial and impact targets by supporting the preparation of annual budgets; forecasting expenditures; taking ownership of variances; and complying with Samasource recruitment and compensation practices.
  • Test and refine new operational strategies that support efficiency, scale, and best-in-class BPO processes and share learnings with key Samasource stakeholders.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by tracking emerging trends in data Center management; actively engaging in and participating in the East African ICT community.
  • Ensure alignment and execution of agent training with business needs, including providing ongoing feedback to Samaschool on baseline training requirements; integrating Samaschool training tracks into agent workforce development plans; and working with operations to develop and tracking worker skill-sets and skill levels in order to execute sales pipeline.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and standards.
  • Along with overseeing Center operations the role will closely work with sales and pre sales to close business and support large bids in East Africa.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Operations or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in BPO management
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across an enterprise toward mutual success
  • Ability to influence, persuade and negotiate
  • Capability and flexibility to meet demands and change drivers
  • Experience in BPO management, including strategic design, organizational management, and workforce development.
  • Proven experience of managing an organization and influencing other organizations where their support is critical to success.
  • Ability to work across groups managing individuals both directly and indirectly to achieve a common goal.
  • A good understanding of start-up and change management.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills.
  • This role is responsible for driving the design and implementation of Samasource’s first owned and operated Impact Sourcing Center.
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills are required to ensure that the model we design is the optimum one and execution is seamless.
  • Proven ability to understand, interpret and identify opportunities from business financials and impact metrics.

    Interested candidates should apply through our website: Center Director

    2. Job Title: Training Manager, Samasource Center

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Status: Full-time

    This person will be responsible for content design, execution, and ongoing improvement.

    The ideal candidate has significant experience in running BPO data-centered training programs.

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop and create training plans that enable skill-level certification and relevant on-the-job competencies, alongside Samasource’s sister program, Samaschool.
  • Develop overall objectives and implementation plan for the training organization that are consistent with Samasource and Samaschool and develop a system for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Design competency tests to evaluate potential new agents, ongoing career progression, and process-level execution.
  • Use outcome-based experiments to test and iterate on curriculum content and delivery methods.
  • Manage instructional technology and ensure student completion of online learning modules.
  • Determine and maintain online learning content and library of courses and tools.
  • Create client-specific training that supports fast ramp-up and execution in-line with SLAs.
  • Recruit a team of trainers that are proficient at teaching data-based curricula and are adept at supporting agents from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Manage a team of trainers, providing training of trainers, mentorship, performance evaluation, and feedback.
  • Oversee training coverage and scheduling based on work volumes.
  • Ensure that processes needed for the Quality Management System (QMS) are established, implemented and maintained.
  • Results from the QMS system should be used to inform continuous training improvement.
  • Ensure that the training team has a high degree of understanding of the QMS and that measures of performance are known across the training team and regularly reviewed.
  • Develop training program and trainee status reports for managers, and assist managers in identifying and resolving performance issues.
  • Monitor, record, and disseminate weekly/daily updates on process and training changes.
  • Support recruitment and selection of agents.
  • Establish and maintain organization-wide training needs assessment and execution plan.
  • Develop and oversee training budget.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of proven experience in developing and implementing BPO training programs
  • Understanding of or experience with teaching soft and hard skills
  • Experience using real-time quality and process management systems
  • Experience hiring and managing a team
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt new technologies, software and technical tools
  • At home in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of ambiguity
  • Deep commitment to Samasource’s mission
  • High level of initiative, motivation and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take direction well and work independently as needed

    Interested candidates should apply through our website: Training Manager

    Closing Date: 28th February 2015


    Sports Teacher Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Sports Teacher

    A private school in Nairobi is urgently looking for a Diploma / Degree trained person in P.E / Sports with at least 2 years experience in a school.

    Applications and C.V. should be sent to lomscl@gmail.com by Friday, 23/01/2015.


    Vihiga Community Empowerment Fund Board Members Jobs in Kenya

    Vihiga County Government

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    The County Government of Vihiga wishes to recruit competent and qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions in the Department of Industrialization, Trade and Tourism as provided under Section 59, 63 and 66 of the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

    Vihiga Community Empowerment Fund Board Members

    (5 Posts)

    The Department of Industrialization, Trade and Tourism is in the process of Implementing Vihiga Community Empowerment Fund Scheme hence has a vacancy for members of the Board.

    Requirements for Appointment;

  • Must hold at least a diploma from a n institution recognized in Kenya in the relevant discipline.
  • Must have at least two years post graduate experience in the relevant field.
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen with a national identification card and a resident of the respective sub county for a continuous period of not less than three years preceding the appointment.
  • Must satisfies the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Duties of the Board shall include:

  • To manage the fund at the county level.
  • To supervise and oversee the ward committee and the Fund coordinator.
  • To open and operate the Fund’s bank accounts at the County level.
  • To make periodic and annual report reports of the Fund to the relevant County
  • Executive Committee member and the County Treasury.
  • To facilitate training of the borrowers and other beneficiaries of the Fund.
  • To perform such other functions as may be directed by the County Treasury after consultation with the relevant County Executive Committee member.

    Note that the activities (duties) of the Board Members are not a full time job hence Remuneration is on allowance basis as and when the meetings are held.

    Please Note:

    a) Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    b) Only short listed applicants will be contacted

    c) For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution, one Must have the following clearance certificates:

  • A certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • A clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from any Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    How to Apply

    All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials.

    They should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left side the position you are applying for to reach on or before 3rd February 2015 and addressed to:

    Secretary County Public Service Board,
    Vihiga County,
    P O Box 344-50300,
    Maragoli

    Or through the Board email cpsbvihiga@yahoo.com.

    Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Kenya Job Vacancies in the Office of the DPP

    Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions:

    Pursuant to Section 13 (2) of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act No. 2 of 2013, the Office shall have power to appoint, control and supervise its staff in a manner and for such purposes as may be necessary for the promotion of the purpose and the object for which the Office is established.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the under listed vacancies:

    1. Information Officer II

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 70/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 24,662 - Kshs. 29,918 p.m.

    DPP 11 (JG ‘J’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 4,500 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 3,500 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 3,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 4,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 4,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Cover: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 800,000
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 6 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

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

    (i) A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualification from a recognized university/ institution;

    (ii) Excellent oral and communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and

    (iii) A Certificate in Computer Application from a recognized institution

    2. Economist I / Statistician I

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 69/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 35,910 - Kshs. 45,880 p.m.

    DPP 9 (JG ‘L’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 10,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

    (i) Served in the grade of Economist II/Statistician II, for at least two (2) years; or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mathematics, Economics and Statistics or Statistics with appropriate Specialization from a recognized university/institution;

    (iii) Demonstrated ability to use data analysis systems like SPSS, E.views and Stata;

    (iv) A computer certificate from a recognized institution; and

    (v) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    3. Senior Information Officer II

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 68/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 35,910 - Kshs. 45,880 p.m. DPP 9 (JG ‘L’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 10,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    (i) Served in the grade of Information Officer 1 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualification from a recognized University/Institution;

    (iii) A Postgraduate Diploma in any of the following disciplines in the case of serving holders of Social Science degree: Journalism, International Relations, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

    Or Diploma in any of the following disciplines in the case of serving diploma holders:

    Journalism, International Relations, Mass Communication, Communication studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution for officers who have served in the position of Information Officer I or its equivalent in the Public Service or Private sector for at least five (5) years.

    (iv) Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;

    (v) Advanced computer application skills;

    4. Senior Librarian I

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 67/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 41,590 - Kshs. 55,840 p.m.

    DPP 8 (JG ‘M’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 10,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Librarian 11 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (i) A Bachelors degree in Library Studies or Information Science or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    (ii) Demonstrated administrative and managerial capability in organizing an information center/library;

    (iii) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

    (iv) A Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

    Or

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Librarian 11 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;

    (ii) A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C or its equivalent qualification with at least C in Mathematics, English and Kiswahili respectively;

    (iii) A Diploma in Library or Information Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Demonstrated administrative and managerial capability in organizing an information center/library;

    (v) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

    (vi) A certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

    5. Senior Administrative Officer

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 66/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 41,590 - Kshs. 55,840 p.m. DPP 8 (JG ‘M’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 10,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    (i) Served in the grade of Administrative Officer I for a minimum of two (2) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in any Social Science or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    (iii) A Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Passed Administrative Officers’ Examination;

    (vii) Post graduate diploma in any Social Science from a recognized institution or attained an Advanced Public Administration (APA) certificate; and

    (v) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    6. Senior Human Resource Management Officer I

    Two (2) Posts

    V/NO. 65/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 41,590 - Kshs. 55,840 p.m. DPP 8 (JG ‘M’) Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 10,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:-

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Human Resource Management Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) Bachelors degree in Sociology, Public/Business Administration, Human Resource /Staff Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized University/Institution.

    (iii) Part I of CPS or Post graduate diploma in Staff/Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

    (iv) A certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution; and

    (v) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    7. Principal Administrative Officer

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 64/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 48,190 - Kshs. 65,290 p.m. DPP 7 (JG ‘N’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 24,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 17,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 13,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 11,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Administrative Officer for a minimum of two (2) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in any Social Science or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

    (iii) A Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Passes Administrative Officers’ Examination;

    (v) Post graduate diploma in any Social Science from a recognized institution or attained an Advanced Public Administration (APA) certificate; and

    (vi) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    8. Principal Accountant

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 63/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 48,190 - Kshs. 65,290 p.m. DPP 7 (JG ‘N’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 24,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 17,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 13,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 11,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Accountant I or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum of two (2) years;

    (ii) Bachelors degree in Commerce (Finance or Accounts Option), Business Administration (Accounts Option) or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    (iii) Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB);

    (v) A certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and

    (vi) Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    9. Senior Economist 1 / Statistician 1

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 62/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 48,190 - Kshs. 65,290 p.m. DPP 7 (JG ‘N’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 24,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 17,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 13,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 11,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 1.5 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 10 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    (i) Served at the level of Senior Economist II/ Statistician II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for at least two (2) years;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in any of the following: Economics, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, Operations Research, Survey Techniques and Demographic Techniques from a recognized university/ institution;

    (iii) A Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution; and

    (iv) Demonstrated administrative and professional competence in executing work at this level.

    10. Senior Principal Finance Officer

    One (1) Post

    V/NO.61/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 77,527 - Kshs. 103,894 p.m.

    DPP 6 (JG ‘P’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 15,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 12,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 10,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 3 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 15 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

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

    (i) Served in the grade of Principal Finance Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) A Bachelors degree in Commerce (Finance option), Business Management, Finance Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    (iii) Possession of Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Finance, Commerce or in a financial related discipline from a recognized university;

    (iv) A certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and

    (v) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    11. Assistant Director Information Communication Technology

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 60/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 89,748 - Kshs. 120,270 p.m.

    DPP 5 (JG ‘Q’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits:

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 15,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 14,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 10,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 3 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 15 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Principal Information Communication Technology Officer or in an equivalent and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) A Bachelors Degree in any of the following fields:

    Computer Science/Information Communication Technology or in Electronics/Engineering from a recognized institution;

    (iii) A Masters Degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work;

    12. Assistant Director Human Resource Management

    One (1)

    Post V/NO. 59/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 89,748 - Kshs. 120,270 p.m.

    DPP 5 (JG ‘Q’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits:

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 15,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 14,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 10,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan Up to Ksh. 3 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 15 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Principal Human Resource Management Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) Bachelors degree in Sociology, Public/Business Administration, Human Resource Management/Staff Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;

    (iii) Post graduate diploma in Staff/Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

    (iv) Masters degree in Human Resource/ staff Management, Business Administration or Public Administration or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    (v) A certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution; and

    (vi) Demonstrated a thorough understanding of National and ODPP goals, policies and development objectives.

    13. Assistant Director Supply Chain Management

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 58/2015

    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 89,748 - Kshs. 120,270 p.m. DPP 5 (JG ‘Q’)

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Benefits:

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 (Nairobi), Kshs. 20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi), Kshs. 15,000 (Other Municipalities), Kshs. 12,000 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 14,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 10,000 p.a.
  • Medical Insurance Scheme: As covered by the medical scheme for Civil Servants
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 3 Million
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 15 Million

    NB. As approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an appropriate Group Life Insurance Cover, Group Personal Accident Cover and Medical Insurance Scheme for ODPP staff are being developed.

    Requirements for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    (i) Served in the grade, of Senior Principal Supply Chain Management Officer, or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of two (2) years;

    (ii) A Diploma in Supplies Management or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution;

    (iii) A Bachelors Degree in any of the following:

    - Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supply Management, Marketing or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    (iv) A Masters Degree in any of the following: - Business Administration, Commerce, or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

    (v) A certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;

    (vi) Be a member of a professional body of Supply Chain Management Officers; and

    (vii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their applications by completing ONE application form ODPP 1.

    The form may be downloaded from the ODPP’s website beta.odpp.go.ke or picked from Nairobi headquarters and ODPP County Offices.

    The candidates should attach Copies of the following documents to their application form:

  • National Identity Card
  • Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts
  • Any supporting documents and testimonials
  • Letter of appointment to their current substantive post
  • Letter of appointment to their previous post
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae and

    Clearance certificate from the following bodies:

  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Any Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, letters of appointment to their current substantive posts and previous post, detailed curriculum vitae and clearance certificates during the interviews.

    Completed application forms should be sent to:

    The Secretary
    Advisory Board
    Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
    NSSF Building 19th Floor, Block ‘A’
    P.O. Box 30701 - 00100
    Nairobi

    So as to reach the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on or before 10th February, 2015

    Women, persons with disability and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

    Please visit the ODPP website; Kenya Job Vacancies in the Office of the DPP for more details on the advertised posts.

    Keriako Tobiko, CBS, SC

    Director of Public Prosecutions


    LVCT Health Jobs in Kenya

    LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that utilizes research and strategic information to inform policy reform advocacy and strengthen HIV service delivery and programming.

    Our vision of healthy societies drives our Mission and institutional mandate.

    The organization undertakes operations and implementation research in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, sexual and gender based violence and related areas.

    We give special attention to key populations and work within the national strategies and priorities.

    We seek to fill the following vacant positions;

    1. Director Research and Strategic Information

    Job Ref: DRS/LVCT/07/2014

    Reporting To: Executive Director

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Purpose:

    To provide leadership, strategic direction, mentorship and build capacity to deliver the LVCT Health’s objectives in Research & Strategic information

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight for execution of LVCT business plan as part of the core management team
  • Delivery of the departmental performance through line management, supervision and mentorship of staff
  • Provide oversight for compilation of Institutional work plans, monitoring and evaluation, performance tracking and reporting indicators and systems
  • Ensure data quality standards and on time reporting to government, donors and partners
  • Deliver quality research studies, data analysis and publications
  • Oversight for internal and external communications and relevant documentations Mobilize and manage resources to deliver the business plan
  • Review of contracts, budget development and monitoring
  • Review regular internal and funder reports, including quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress and performance reports
  • Ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures
  • Develop professional and expert networks and partnerships nationally and internationally to support LVCT Health’s research and strategic information objectives
  • Provide institutional capacity building and cross departmental support as necessary
  • Develop and maintain donor relations

    Qualifications and Skills

  • PHD in social sciences, public health or other relevant field from a recognized university with 5 years’ experience in a management position. A Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Research and M&E experience in HIV, SRH or related health area
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, analyze and disseminate research and strategic information
  • Excellent analytical, proposal writing, report writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization
  • First author publications
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Must be an innovative and results oriented person

    2. Position: Business Development Manager

    Job Ref: D/LVCT/01/2015

    Reporting To: Executive Director

    Duration: Renewable 2 Years Contract

    Location: Nairobi

    Purpose:

    LVCT Health has a Training Institute which is registered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

    The Training Institute is accredited by NASCOP to offer HIV related courses and by Kenya Counselling and Psychological Organization for counselling training programmes.

    The Institute is also registered as an examination center for the Kenya National Examination Council with an approved KIE curriculum.

    LVCT Health is seeking to recruit a Business Development Manager whose role will be to grow the business of the LVCT Training institute and LVCT Health’s workplace wellness programme WEMA Kazini.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage execution of Training Institute’s and WEMA programme business plans while managing linkage to LVCT Health’s institutional strategy
  • Mobilize and manage resources to deliver the business plan
  • Identify new business opportunities of strategic and technical interest to LVCT Health locally and internationally
  • Serves as the primary liaison for Training Institute, WEMA Kazini and technical departments of LVCT Health
  • Leads development of annual work plans for the Training Institute and WEMA Kazini
  • Lead implementation of diversified trainings and new products
  • Monitor budgets and advise management accordingly
  • Implement a strong communicating, professional profile and relationships with a wide range of existing and new public and private sector stakeholders, partners, alumni and collaborators nationally and internationally
  • Continuous monitoring of the market to ensure suitability and sustainability of the institution’s products in the market
  • Be accountable for the quality, delivery, reporting and documentation of all the Training Institute and WEMA Kazini curriculums, services and reports
  • Line management, supervision and mentorship of staff
  • Management of organizational resources
  • Ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures
  • Contribute in building and maintaining a positive brand image of the LVCT Health and its products
  • Presentation of service reports to clients
  • Participates in proposal development in LVCT Health as required
  • Provide institutional capacity building and cross departmental support as necessary to growth of the Training Institute and WEMA programme

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters degree in a Business related field from recognized university;
  • 5 years of management experience in business development preferably from a learning institution
  • Demonstrated marketing experience
  • Demonstrable Proposal writing skills and fundraising experience
  • Creativity and innovation, Confidence and Leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and critical thinking;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and deliver them on schedule and to a high standard
  • Energetic, creative individual of high integrity

    3. Position: Grants and Accounts Manager

    Job Ref: GAM/LVCT/01/2015

    Reporting To: Operations Director

    Duration: Renewable 2 Years Contract

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Purpose:

    To coordinate, supervise and manage a full range of financial operations and grant management functions.

    Primary responsibilities will include providing timely and accurate financial information, accounting, financial reporting, budgets preparation and management of financial data processing systems, equipment and other resources.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial projections and budgets for approval by the management, donors and the Board of Trustees
  • Review funding contracts and advice technical teams accordingly
  • Monitor the overall liquidity of the organisation and the cash flow position, and facilitate inter-bank transfers where necessary.
  • Approve monthly petty cash float reconciliations and review the imprest expenditures.
  • Support management in preparation, co-ordination and control of budget, cash flow projections and actual cash analysis.
  • Control costs and enforce adherence to approved financial plans, budgets.
  • Monitor the performance of LVCT Health’s operations for the purpose of including the trends in financial plans and budgets and advice the directorate.
  • Monitor expenses in relation to budgets and ensure proper account codes are being charged for expenses.
  • Audit finance documents including payment vouchers, approval of journals, audit of monthly payroll and ensure proper coding of payroll expenses.
  • Ensure that all statutory ad non-statutory payroll deductions are made properly, promptly and are remitted to the respective authorities as required by law.
  • Manage annual audit, liaise with external auditors, tax consultants and Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • To prepare, consolidate and distribute timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements reflecting status of programs on grant-to-date basis in accordance with International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and donor requirements.
  • Interpret financial reports for practical use by program staff, identify and resolve issues arising
  • Ensure timely submission of invoices and reports to all relevant parties.
  • Ensure that all institutional financial and non-financial resources are effectively and efficiently managed by maintaining financial controls, prudent procedures, adequate records and accountability standards that meet requirements of the Board of Trustees, and the regulatory authorities.
  • Ensuring that assets are safeguarded by closely monitoring and maintaining an adequate system of internal control.
  • Ensure LVCT Health complies with all legal, regulatory and audit requirements, including submitting relevant financial reports to the management and other stakeholders, according to set timetables and deadlines.
  • Monitor compliance with grant funding requirements and provide appropriate guidance to programme staff including allowable and non-allowable costs, grant closeout, preparation of budget modifications and requests for carry over or extensions as needed
  • Ensure safekeeping of all unused cheque books and receipt books.
  • Mentoring finance staff and supervise all delegated functions
  • Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with organizational needs and objectives, and government regulations
  • Ensure adherence to LVCT’ Health’s policies and procedures as outlined in the
  • Financial Policy and Procedures Manuals, accounting standards and statutory requirement pertaining to accounting and financial reporting.
  • Maintain accurate financial data and generate timely reports and analysis as required.
  • Support preparation of grant applications including budgets, certifications and other required supporting documentation
  • Support preparation of and award of sub-grants including review of applications, financial assessments and capacity building

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance.
  • (A Masters degree in Finance or Accounting is an added advantage)
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and procedures.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Proven skills in accounting, auditing, analytical and computerized accounting skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft GP-Accounting software will have an added advantage
  • Experience in managing large donor-funded budgets and reporting to donors. (Experience with USAID, CDC, DfID fund management highly desirable)
  • Must be detail and results oriented and have ability to deliver work at highest quality and accuracy

    Interested and well qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and CV (Max. 3pgs) along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org so as to arrive NOT later than January 30, 2015 stating the position and job reference number on the subject line.

    The Human Resources and Administration Manager,
    LVCT Health
    Off Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham
    P.O Box 19835-00202 KNH
    Tel: 020 2646692, 2633212
    Fax: 020 2633203
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer


    Self Help Africa Partnership and Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Self Help Africa is an International NGO supporting rural development projects in nine African countries in order to reduce poverty among rural communities through local demand-driven initiatives in agriculture.

    Our goal is to support smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods in a viable and sustainable manner.

    We work with rural communities to bring sustainable solutions to the causes of hunger and poverty; enables local people to tackle challenges in ways which are practical, cost effective, and sustainable.

    Self Help Africa seeks to recruit suitable candidate to fill the position of:

    Job Title: Partnership and Finance Officer

    Company: Self Help Africa – Kenya

    Department: Finance

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports to: Head of Finance and Administration (HoFA)

    Job Purpose:

    The Partnership and Finance Officer will support the existing finance department in Self Help Africa.

    S/he will be directly responsible for providing guidance and support to all the local partner organisations funded and managed by the Kenya Country Programme.

    This will include but not be limited to the identification of training requirements, provision of training, undertaking risk assessment and internal audit assignments and the provision of assistance and advice on financial systems and procedures for best practice.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Partner Management

  • Assist partners in developing their own financial management and procurement policy guidelines where necessary;
  • Map the partner budgets to standard SHA nominal codes;
  • Monthly review of partner disbursement requests, trial balance, financial templates, reports and statements received from the partners;
  • Assist in the reconciliation and monitoring of the partner advance accounts in PSF (accounting software);
  • Develop a training schedule and undertake the training & ongoing mentoring of all partners to ensure they have a stronger financial system and structure in place;
  • Coordinate regular internal audit scrutiny of local partner organisations, ensuring their financial systems and controls are of an appropriate standard to ensure security and effective management of funds advanced by SHA;
  • Assist HQ in the development of a reporting template for partners, and prepare transactions for posting into PSF by the Finance Officer;
  • Review of finance documents and regular field visit to partners project implementation areas offices;
  • With support from the Head of Finance and Administration, lead the coordination of annual external audit for the country partner programmes component in the SHA annual audit;
  • Perform comprehensive due diligence procedures/exercises on potential partners;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Finance and Administration from time to time;

    Proposals and Funding Initiatives

  • In conjunction with the Programmes team and HoFA assist in the preparation of budgets in line with the donor proposal guidelines/scoping documents.
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Keep up to date with any changes in the regulatory environment (PBO Act, NGO Board, KRA and any laws that would affect the operations of the country programme.
  • Propose mitigating measures and measures for the compliance/adaption to the changes to the organization.
  • Assess whether Finance policies within the country are up to date and propose any changes.
  • Represent the organization at such forums and with regulatory stakeholders if need be.
  • Ensure annual returns are prepared and completed and submitted to the relevant authorities.
  • Assist the programme team in terms of guidance in the formation of the Farmer Cooperatives and Farmer Associations/management.

    Key Relationships:

    Internal

  • Country management team
  • Country Finance Team
  • Finance Managers, HQ
  • Programme Support Coordinators, HQ

    External

  • Stakeholders, government departments, external auditors, donor auditors
  • Executive Director and Finance personnel of all partner organizations,

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 5 years experience in financial management and/or administration preferably in the NGO sector

    Qualifications / Other Requirements:

    Essential

  • Internationally recognised Accounting Qualification (CA, ACA, CIMA, CPA)
  • Strong technical abilities and up to date knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Experience in the preparation and review of management accounts and the critical analysis of a trial balance
  • Must be willing to travel as this position will involve over 60% staff time of travelling in a month

    Desirable

  • Experience in managing multiple donor grants and understanding of major donor requirements
  • Experience of internal audit and / or undertaking risk assessment or internal control reviews
  • Experience of managing, training and supporting staff

    Role Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organisational and written skills
  • People management skills
  • Proactive and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision, mission and values
  • Excellent ICT skills including a good knowledge of MS Office and accounting software
  • Attention to detail and the ability to critically review and analyse financial reports

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates should send a covering letter and a completed application form check; Application Form – Partnership & Finance Officer, Kenya to Download the Form) by E-mail to: pauline.mungo@selfhelpafrica.net.

    Please type “PFO Kenya - [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.

    The closing date for receiving applications is not later the Close of Business on Wednesday the 28th of January 2015.

    Please do not send certificates at this stage.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Self help Africa is committed to equal employment opportunities and diversity

    Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer


    Clearing Agent Port / CFS Clerks Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    A long established and reputable Clearing Agent based in Mombasa is looking for suitable candidates to fill in positions of Port / CFS Clerks with the following qualifications:

    Should not be more than 25 years of age;

    Should have completed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) with a mean pass grade of C-;

    Should have excellent communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;

    Previous experience in this field will be an added advantage;

    Holder of a Diploma in International Freight Management from Bandari College or any other recognized institution will also be an added advantage.

    Interested candidates should submit their application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), copies of l.D., Testimonials/Certificates including names of two Referees and a passport size photograph before 31st January 2015 to

    DNA No. 1755,
    P.O. Box 80708-80100
    Mombasa.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    NRHS Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

    NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Procurement Officer

    Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women.

    NRHS has several research projects related to HIV prevention and reproductive health.

    It runs support groups for PLWHA and Key Populations, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention.

    NRHS will be undertaking research to assess HIV prevention, treatment and care among a key population in Kisumu.

    The specific study activities include HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, behavioral assessments and promotion of adherence to treatment.

    NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the following positions in the Anza Mapema Study

    1. Job Title: Procurement Officer

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: HOF

    Job Description

  • Ensure compliance with donor policies and contractual obligations when procuring goods and services.
  • Facilitate preparation of Procurement Plans for user projects and departments
  • Carry out vendor rating analysis and obtain approval for preferred suppliers from Tender Committee based on performance, reliability and other procurement related factors every two years.
  • Assist with establishment of standard cost for various goods and services for budgeting purposes
  • Ensure the preparation of import documents in a timely and accurate manner, to enable the timely shipment, import and delivery of goods to the office of field station.
  • Expedite delivery of goods and services to end user.
  • Manage all procurement activities that require quotations, including sealed bids, normal bidding processes and preferred suppliers
  • Receive procurement requisition from stores and other users and review and process orders to suppliers through issue of purchase order (LPO).
  • Preparing and disseminating monthly procurement status reports to ensure goods and services delivered to the users are as per agreed dates and specifications
  • Maintain a data base of all suppliers with information on the quality of their service
  • Keep record of all purchase orders and contracts raised for audit and other reference
  • Facilitating the request for quotation from suppliers
  • Review of procurement documents including invoices, process and forward to Accountant for payment
  • Responding to e-mail queries from users and suppliers providing timely feedback to users on the corrective measures/actions including prompt settlement of invoices.
  • Ensure the preparation of consultants’ contracts as per NRHS terms and conditions in compliance with applicable statutory requirements e.g. tax law
  • Attending various meetings as need may arise including the Tender Committee (as Secretary) meetings
  • Managing the returns for withholding tax for consultants including the preparation of withholding tax certificates.

    Qualification & Experience:

  • A Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management or Procurement Management
  • At least 3years relevant experience in a busy procurement department preferably an NGO
  • A member of CIPS
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Experience in quick books procurement module
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills

    2. Job Title: Cleaners

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of high hygiene standards at the study clinic.
  • Ensure availability of needed clinic items in relevant study rooms
  • Run office errands as required
  • Ensure safety of study staff and participants

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • At least a holder of Form 4 KCSE or its equivalent
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Past experience in a similar environment will be an added advantage.
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    3. Job Title: Assistant Accountant

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator / HOF

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and circulate monthly donor monitoring.
  • Review monthly donor reports with the relevant Project Coordinator.
  • To review monthly cash flow forecast from Project Coordinators and forward to the
  • HoF for project funds transfer
  • Handling petty cash
  • Prepare payments to vendors and other parties and ensure proper coding to reflect correct expenditure is charged to appropriate projects and line item
  • Verify invoices for arithmetical accuracy and match to purchase order (or contract) and goods received note as applicable and attach to the PV

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor`s degree in Business Administration or relevant degree majoring in
  • Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of two years job experience in an NGO setting
  • CPA II certification
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    4. Job Title: Receptionists

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receive, register and escort study participants to counseling and clinic services and receive and direct MSM in return visits;
  • Place phone reminders to clients to return for appointments;
  • Receive and direct official correspondence including maintaining Anza Mapema’s telephone; Maintain, at the Reception, Staff Appointment Diaries;
  • Provide clinic technical support in client enrolment, registration, appointments management, follow ups and defaulter tracing, and support in maintaining client files, making linkages and scoring client activity against peer educator recruitments
  • Receive office Visitors and incoming calls and forward them to the appropriate officers.
  • File data and perform other routine clerical tasks as assigned for other departments.
  • Order and maintain relevant office supplies for effectiveness of office duties.
  • Operate a variety of standard office machines including computers, phone, fax, photocopying machines among others.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma in secretarial/administrative studies or equivalent professional level experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a receptionist, secretary, or administrative assistant in a busy clinical or research environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must.
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    5. Job Title: Driver

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator / Head of Transport

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for care and maintenance of program vehicles assigned
  • Ascertain that program vehicle assigned is in good condition
  • Diagnosis of faults and reporting the same to the Head of transport
  • Filling out of work tickets daily and ensuring that the designated vehicle is always clean and presentable
  • Ensure that fuel is obtained from and maintenance done by appointed dealers only
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the immediate supervisor or Project Coordinator

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Valid driving license class BCE
  • C- or above in KCSE or equivalent
  • Certificate in defensive driving
  • Must be 25 years of age and above
  • At least 5 years experience accident free
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    6. Job Title: Tracers / Peer Outreach Workers

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Peer Education Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all study outreach activities include organizing for all the social mobilization activities in coordination with the District Social Mobilization Coordinator and the clinical teams.
  • Carry out mapping of the area of operation in the target group, identification of all upcoming activities as per the community calendar the project may need to take part in within the area
  • Ensure tracking and reporting of all tracing activities in the area, targets set, challenges experienced and best practices noted.
  • Ensure follow ups on agreed activities/strategies.
  • In conjunction with study team, develop and implement recruitment strategy for research study participants.
  • Experience counseling and educating key populations in HIV/STI prevention, care and treatment

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma-level qualification in social work and community development or related studies
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a recruiter/tracer for a research study.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    7. Job Title: Peer Education Coordinators

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all peer education and community outreach activities
  • Act as the community liaison officers for the research project
  • Coordinate linkages for MSM in the study
  • Ensure follow ups on agreed activities/strategies.
  • In conjunction with study team, develop and implement recruitment strategy for research study participants.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma-level qualification in social work and community development or related studies
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a recruiter/tracer for a research study.
  • Experience in outreach activities related to key populations
  • Experience counseling and educating key populations in HIV/STI prevention, care and treatment
  • Experience supervising others
  • Detailed knowledge of Kisumu and environs and good community relations
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    8. Job Title: Data Entry and Management Clerk

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with creation of study database and data entry methodologies.
  • Processes research study and patient documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the team leader for resolution.
  • Enter clients and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information on keyboard according to screen format.
  • Assist with and check data entered by clinicians or others on hard copy or electronic device.
  • Verify entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
  • Secure information by completing data base backups when required.
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a Diploma in applied statistics, information technology or equivalent
  • Experience in managing research data
  • Devotion to thoroughness and accuracy, attention to detail, ability to work in a team setting.
  • Speedy, accurate data entry skills
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    9. Job Title: Counselors

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling on HIV risk-reduction behaviour.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Administer consent to eligible study participants.
  • Provide counselling on HIV-risk-reduction behaviour.
  • Work with outreach and peer personnel to recruit and retain participants.
  • Offer on-going counselling to clients.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma in Counselling from a recognized institution
  • Three years experience in HIV voluntary counselling and testing - NASCOP certified
  • Research experience, including consenting study participants and administering questionnaires
  • Experience and interest in evaluating and counselling key populations
  • Experience/certification in psychological counselling, counselling for drug addiction, counselling for sexual violence
  • Experience in counselling persons suffering from stigma, discrimination or human rights violations

    10. Job Title: Nurses

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct medical examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialized management of their conditions.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted to you.
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Collection of biomedical specimen
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma in Nursing or equivalent
  • Registered by the nursing council
  • Research experience, including consenting study participants and administering questionnaires
  • Experience and interest in HIV care, treatment and prevention for key populations
  • NASCOP HTC counselling certificate preferred
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    11. Job Title: Clinical Officer

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Project Coordinator

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct medical examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits; refer clients to appropriate providers for specialized management of their conditions.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Collection of biomedical specimen
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures, reporting needed changes.
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma in clinical medicine & surgery or equivalent
  • Registered by the clinical officers council
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in research setting
  • Experience in collecting biomedical samples, strictly following protocol and SOPs
  • Experience and interest in HIV care, treatment and prevention for key populations
  • MSM friendly or member of key population

    12. Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Location: Kisumu

    Reporting To: Research Director

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Anza Mapema study
  • Coordinate all the scientific and behavioral components of the study
  • Ensure adherence to the study protocols and to protection of human subjects.
  • Oversee and ensure recruitment of clients into the study
  • Oversee community outreach and mobilization activities
  • Oversee quality of services and research practice
  • Prepare comprehensive timely project reports.
  • Represent NRHS to the MoH, Taskforces, donors, and others as necessary.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Medical degree (Medical Officer preferred)
  • At least 3 years relevant experience managing research projects.
  • Experience and interest in HIV prevention, care and treatment among key populations
  • MPH or equivalent preferred

    Applications Should Include:

  • A cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications in the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • A current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees

    Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.

    Applications received by the Human Resources Manager on or before 31st January, 2015 will receive preference.


    Lokichoggio Peace Organization Call for Proposals

    Re -Advertisement:

    1. Call for Proposal for Training of Lopeo Staff on Credit Management Software

    Lopeo (Lokichoggio Peace Organization) is seeking the services of interested qualified consultants who will carry out training and technical assistance to LOPEO staff on the following:

    Training

    Credit management software with packages including:

  • Upgrading the Loan Performer software to the latest version
  • Processing all applicable client details and the process of adjusting as the Credit Policy is adjusted.
  • Payment of one year annual fee for the upgraded version
  • The upgraded version should be at least a 5 user license
  • Training of 5 software users
  • Preparation and Provision of a Simplified “How to use” user’s Manual for the Loan Performer.
  • The Simplified manual should be usable by all levels of staff provided they have basic computer skills.

    Minimum Criteria

  • Duly registered Consultancy firm under Cap 486 Companies act Laws of Kenya
  • Proof of physical address and Local Authority business trading license
  • Proof of 3 years of relevant experience in Micro Finance Training, specifically loan performer use and client support (With at least 5 clients)
  • Tax registration/ compliance certificate with Kenya Revenue Authority Detailed Company profile with consultants CV’s for consultant(s) undertaking the training, current professional practice license and references.

    2. Call for Proposal for Training of Trainers in Small Enterprise Planning and Management & Financial Management

    Lopeo (Lokichoggio Peace Organization) is seeking the services of interested persons who will carry out training to LOPEO staff and high performing clients on how to manage small-scale business activities i.e. personal finance training.

    Deliverables:

    Train LOPEO staff & Members (Mostly performing clients and potential borrowers) on:

  • Managing micro enterprises
  • Identifying and choosing of best micro credit investment activities Management of credit
  • Micro enterprise planning, initiation and lifecycle
  • Financial skills, record keeping, communication and marketing skills
  • Successful operation of a micro enterprise funded activity
  • Expanding micro funded enterprises

    In addition, interested persons will develop a simplified financial training manual to be used by staff as a training tool for future trainings that LOPEO staff delivers to clients.

    Minimum Criteria

  • Duly registered Consultancy form under Cap 486 Companies act Laws of Kenya.
  • Proof of physical address and Local Authority business trading license.
  • Proof of 3 years of relevant Training of Trainers experience in Micro Finance Management, Business Planning or other Income Generating and related financial management training
  • Tax registration/ compliance certificate with Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Detailed company profile with consultants CV’s, current professional practice license and references.

    Interested Consultants should submit their proposals and supporting documents in hard and soft copy to the procurement Chairman at Lopeo office at the stated address or through: lopeopeace@rocketmail.com or lillianmukami@yahoo.com on or before 9th February 2015

    By The Procurement Management


    HIV/AIDS Research Organization Social Scientist Job in Thika Kenya

    An Organization working in the area of HIV/AIDS Research requires suitably qualified staff to fill the following vacancy in Thika.

    Social Scientist

    Duties

  • Conduct qualitative interviews
  • Translate and Transcribe
  • Analyse qualitative data.
  • Writing up reports and contribute to research publications

    Required

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in conduct of qualitative research
  • Self driven and hard working.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Computer literate and experience in using qualitative software such as Atlas ti, NVIVO.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written in English and Kiswahili
  • Experience in writing qualitative research reports and publications would be an added advantage.

    Desirable

  • A Masters Degree would be an added advantage
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and to train others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application together with their detailed CV to the recruitment officer through e-mail: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than January 31st, 2015.


    Nairobi Online Editorial Internship Career Opportunities

    Nairobi Online is an upcoming online local directory for Nairobi and ever expanding website.

    As well as providing directory services, we are looking to deliver the latest top stories in politics, business, sports and entertainment from Nairobi City County.

    We are looking for a bloggers / writers to join us on a part-time basis.

    Nairobi Online has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects.

    As an intern you will get to work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow.

    What We Require:

    Interested in covering news in the following categories: Politics, Entertainment, Technology, Sports and Business Good writing skills

    Reliable

  • Well Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Creative and Flexible.
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Available to work at least 15 hours a week.
  • The main volume of work will be updating and writing articles for our website, blog and other on line media platforms.

    Advantageous:

  • Owns an active blog
  • Familiarity with social networking sites specifically Facebook and Twitter.
  • Holds or is currently studying journalism (certificate/diploma/degree)

    What You Get:

  • Practical experience in a working newsroom
  • Opportunity to develop a portfolio of professional clippings
  • Tap into a network that can offer references, advice and information about new job opportunities.

    How To Apply:

    Send your CV to info@nairobionline.co.ke with the title "Editorial Internship" on or before 31st January 2015.

    The position begins February 1st and ends May 31st.


    KCB Finance Division Middle Office Senior Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Senior Manager, Middle Office - Finance Division

    Job Ref: FIN 04/2014

    Department: Finance

    The Position:Reporting to the Head, Business Intelligence, the job holder will be required to oversee and ensure integrity of Treasuries’ business risk controls, P&L monitoring, reconciliation and reporting, positions keeping, reconciliation and reporting, KPI/ KRI reporting, whilst ensuring compliance with accounting standards, prudential requirements and the bank’s policies.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily open positions reconciliation and ensure that respective Treasuries’ performance is tracked and reported accurately in intra-day trading reports and in the General Ledger.
  • Monitor pricing, valuations and validation of treasury products as well as P&L calculations and reconciliations.
  • Ensure compliance of Treasury’s trading activities with internal policies, regulatory guidelines and market best practices and action exceptions related to trading losses, breaches of risk limits and other Bank policies and guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain daily and monthly Treasury’s financial reporting pack which includes agreed benchmarks, KRIs and RCSAs for distribution to the various treasury performance stakeholders.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of Treasury’s trading P&L reporting and implement effective controls to prevent accounting inaccuracies and errors.
  • Ensures that all transaction life cycle event processes have been undertaken through a combination of control process, reconciliation and exception based reporting.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and senior management to understand their requirements and create functional synergies viz. enhancement in reporting dashboards, identifying control or process gaps and introduce corrective measures, and parameterization of new products in core banking.
  • Provide leadership and daily performance supervision of the Treasury Middle Office team as well as setting and continuously reviewing key performance targets for the unit and individual team members.

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field
  • Candidate must be a certified ACCA or CPA (K).
  • Post graduate qualifications such as CFA and MBA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 6 years’ management experience in a Treasury Middle Office function/ Market Risk / Treasury Back Office and must have:
  • Experience in financial reporting and clear understanding of accounting standards.
  • A thorough knowledge of Treasury products, and possess an extensive banking industry knowledge.
  • A high level of understanding of risks associated with Treasury products and their pricing.
  • Knowledge of Financial markets associated best practice and their underlying regulatory framework.
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • High level of business and business acumen.
  • Excellent, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    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 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 Jan. 30, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Training Manager Job in Kenya

    Job from The Boma Project

    About The BOMA Project

    The BOMA Project is an award-winning, fast-growth organization that seeks to build the resilience of ultra-poor women in the aridlands of Northern Kenya through an innovative grants-based two-year poverty graduation program. The BOMA Project is advancing the goals of building individual resilience to climate change, reducing vulnerability, increasing income and assets, providing a diversified livelihood, and helping families cope with shock.

    In complement to this, The BOMA Project also runs a governance project in Marsabit County, with a view to strengthening the capacity of women at community level to participate in community decision-making and planning, particularly in the content of drought management and resilience.

    Position Summary

    BOMA is seeking a Training Manager to provide strong support to BOMA’s growing training needs, with a focus on development of capacities, resources and skills for delivery of the REAP program in the field. Additionally, BOMA is looking to standardize its program for replication and scale-up via partners, and this will require research, program development, and training materials production.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Training for BOMA staff

  • Develop and oversee annual calendar of trainings for BOMA Village Mentors, Field Officers, Governance Field Team, enumerators and BOMA Monitoring and Evaluation staff
  • Manage the administration and logistics of training activities for BOMA staff, including budget, agenda, location, accommodation, materials
  • Develop systematic Training of Trainers capacity inside BOMA to ensure field team, M and E team and senior management have the capacity to run training sessions for new staff and mentors

    Training for BOMA Participants

  • Scrutinize existing BOMA training materials and analyze key areas for improvement or creation of new manuals, handbooks, guidelines etc for field delivery of BOMA training programs to participants
  • Research, field test and implement creative training and mentoring methodologies, including the use of drama and song, the full mobilization of peer to peer training and emerging training and social messaging delivery through the use of technology
  • Develop and design visual, picture-based training, mentoring and goal setting materials that can be used to educate illiterate participants
  • Research adult literacy opportunities or partnerships for BOMA participants Research opportunities to engage or partner with organizations globally on the use/adaptation of existing training resources, innovative training documents, best practice techniques and systems

    External Training on BOMA Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (“REAP”) model

  • Support the process of standardizing the REAP model for replication and adaptation by other organizations
  • Lead the process of developing a training program, with associated training materials, for delivery of REAP model through partner organizations
  • Support the identification of, and dialogue with, potential partners for replication of REAP inside Kenya and the region

    Profile

    Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, with master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of training experience in the NGO or private sector preferably in Kenya or

    East Africa with rural field experience a plus

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in training staff across multiple levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and delivering training materials

  • Strong networking, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to determine priorities and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
  • High-level knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and design and publishing software
  • Ability/willingness to work with extremely tight deadlines and multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required

    How to Apply:

    All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV. We only accept online applications at trainingmgr@bomaproject.org. All applications must be received not later than 6th February 2015.

    We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.


    Africa Internet Group Jobs in Kenya

    Who We Are:

    Africa Internet Group is a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce.

    Africa Internet Group is Africa’s leading internet group with already over 2,500 employees in more than 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and EasyTaxi.com

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by Millicom, MTN and Rocket Internet.

    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 AIG steps in

    Are you ambitious and looking to work in a dynamic start-up environment?

    Don’t miss the opportunity to join one of the largest, fastest and most successful international online venture builders.

    Africa Internet Holding is seeking the following vacancies for its ventures in Kenya, for a great experience in a fast-growing environment.

    1. Job Description: Management Accountant:

    The overall role of the Management Accountant will be to take over reporting functions within Finance teams across all Kenya Ventures

    Qualifications and Work Experience

    The candidate for this position should have the following

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance from a reputable institution ACCA/ CPA qualification
  • At least 3 years progressive experience preferably in the same capacity.
  • Strong Financial reporting experience
  • Good experience and background in auditing
  • Innovative and creative thinker in problem solving
  • Strong technical skills in Accounting
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Ability to properly manage time
  • Ability to prioritize tasks assigned and complete the same in a timely manner

    Kindly send your CV only to joinus-kenya@jumia.com quote the job title on the email subject (Management Accountant).

    2. Vacancy Announcement: Revenue Manager

    (2 Positions - Jovago)

    We are seeking a suitably qualified Revenue Manager to be based in Nairobi with travel across East Africa.

    Responsibilities:

  • Implementing revenue management operations, procedures and best practices.
  • Act as the overall business development consultant for the hotel manager/owner.
  • Challenge and influence hotels to improve on service levels and operational standards.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of staff at the client hotel.
  • Embed a revenue management culture.
  • Managing self and tracking progress with Excel spreadsheets/Smart sheets.
  • Creating trust with all partners
  • Building and leading cross-functional teams that are able to anticipate and deliver solutions to client issues.
  • Support the Customer Service team

    Requirements:

  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English languages is a must.
  • Undergraduate Degree/Diploma in Business or Hospitality
  • Candidates from Tanzania and Malawi are highly encouraged to apply
  • Independent and resourceful
  • Strong drive and leadership abilities
  • Impeccable communication skills (spoken and written in English & Kiswahili)
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • A good understanding of statistics and logic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to meet demanding revenue management targets
  • Previous Revenue Management/Call Center experience will be an added advantage.
  • Able to develop relationships with 3rd parties and the hotel teams.
  • Mentality of client service and taking responsibility beyond direct duties.
  • High level of motivation, determination and commitment.

    3. Vacancy Announcement: Corporate Sales Manager

    (1 Position)

    Role Description:

    The job holder will work as a member of our sales team and be responsible for identifying, approaching and signing contracts with corporations.

    In your role, you will help develop our offering to corporations.

    After closing the contract you will continue your relationship with your corporate accounts and identify and conduct initiatives to activate them.

    You will closely interact with other members of the sales team (lead generation, content management team, sales management team and account managers).

    You will use state-of-the-art sales management tools to provide regular reporting at management level

    Requirements:

  • 1-5 years of practical experience in an operational sales role.
  • Proven practical experience in Corporate Sales with evidence of a working local network
  • Outgoing and like to meet new people – communication is one of your natural strengths
  • Quickly understands and can explain in a convincing way the benefits of a product and how corporate customers might use it differently from the competition
  • Good understanding of and prompt response to concerns of your counterparts during a discussion

  • Ability to be in full control of your tasks, you should bring experience with the following methods:

    1. Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English 2. Capacity to establish and follow own schedule 3. Good business understanding and quick learning ability 4. High energy and motivation

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application, including a detailed cover letter & CV indicating current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to: hr.kenya@africainternetholding.com on or before Thursday, 28th February 2015.

    We offer

    A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

    Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

    Closing Date 28th February 2015


    Jumia Hub Manager Jobs in Westlands

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Job Description

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.

    Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox… We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    If you want to join the journey, please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Job Description: Hub Manager Westlands

  • Receiving items from our warehouse and confirming all receipts
  • Issuing products/ items to customers who come to pick up
  • Handling walk in customers and running the hub front office
  • In charge of managing the picker at Westlands HUB
  • Responsible for the goods at the Westlands hub and dispatch of returned items to the warehouse
  • Handling daily financial reconciliation
  • Closing all Pick up runs with Finance Team

    Qualifications

  • Basic degree/ diploma in any social science
  • 2 Years work experience in a busy environment
  • Very good IT and communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent English

    Additional Information

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world

    An attractive salary package

    An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing Date 28th February 2015


    Jumia General Merchandize Hunter Job in Kenya

    Job Description: General Merchandize Hunter

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa. Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    Job Description: GM Hunter

  • Assist in coming up with a supplier sourcing (hunting) plan
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers
  • Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends
  • 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 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.
  • For this position we are looking at someone 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 attractive salary package
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing Date 28th February 2015


    Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises Finance Officer Job in Isibania, Kuria West District

    Job Description

    Position: Finance Officer

    Employer: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises (NKSE)

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time, contract

    About the Position: The person shall directly report to the NKSE Business Consultant

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Administers the Company’s petty cash float, verifies, prepares and records all payments and ensures that the float is adequately funded at all times
  • Records all payments to the QuickBooks, and submits weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Receives, verifies and keeps a proper record of all invoices for payment, prepares payment vouchers and cheques and also ensures timely and accurate payment
  • Ensures that all cash, cheque books and other financial records are properly stored or safely secured at all times
  • Ensures that all cash transactions are accurately documented
  • Administers the Company’s payroll and prepares salary cheques and salary slips, ensures accurate payment of income tax (PAYE) and other statutory deductions Assists in the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintains a proper record of all cash advances, education reimbursement fund and any other prepayments
  • Prepares cheques, upon approval and review of requesting documents, and presents them for signing
  • Maintains the bank files, and ensures that all bank information is properly filed and updated
  • Making sure bank reconciliations are done properly and that bank statements are filed accordingly
  • Prepares monthly payroll and forwarding them for review and approval
  • Working closely with procurement department and making sure purchase procedures are adhered to before any payment is processed
  • Overall management of all daily transactions. This includes but not limited to expense and revenue tracking for each of the business lines
  • Competently responds to queries and concerns from staff with regards to financial or accounting procedures
  • Performs routine reconciliations of the MPSEA pay bill system with the finance QuickBooks system
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Reports directly to the NKSE Business Consultant.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least CPA VI
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in an accounting or finance role, one (1) of which must have been in a similar role
  • Those with CPA Section 6 and a Minimum of five (5) years working Experience in the same position will be considered
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Must be proficient in the use of accounting and other financial software particularly QuickBooks systems. Meticulous, articulate and analytical
  • Good interpersonal and rapport building skills
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities
  • You must be Experienced and fully conversant with QuickBooks accounting system
  • Do not apply if you are not a QuickBooks Expert.

    Working Conditions: Work will be performed mainly in the office, and sometimes in the field. 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 Kenya Social Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

    Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to SEFO@nuru.co.ke by the 30th of January, 2015 at 5pm.

    Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Adeso Jobs in Nairobi Kenya and Badhan, Somalia

    Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions

    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.

    At present, 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.

    1. Vacancy Announcement: Finance Officer, NRM

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Reporting to: Roving Finance Manager - Somalia

    Working with: Program and Support team

    Programme / Duty Station: Bosaso

    Duration: One Year

    Starting Date: Immediate

    Position Summary:

    The Finance Officer will provide financial support to Adeso’ s programmes in Bari.

    Based in Bosaso, the staff will be a full-time member of the Adeso program support team, playing a crucial role in providing support for the team.

    The position holder will principally work with the program team on day to day basis under the direct supervision of program Manager but with technical working relation with the Finance team in Nairobi.

    FO responsible for all aspects of supporting the team about financial management, ensuring compliance with Adeso’s internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations.

    Position Purpose

    1. Provide accounting support to the project and management team.

    2. Make payments as per the approved budget.

    3. Responsible for the overall supervision of the administrative management of staff, office and the guest house.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    Finance and Accounting:

  • Provide accounting support to the project and management team while ensuring compliance with internal controls, donor regulations and budget restrictions;
  • Record accounting transactions including coding of payment vouchers before making payments and ensure an efficient, proper and transparent financial filing system of all documents (e.g. monthly payment of bills, contracts, rent and local salaries)related to finance are maintained;
  • Prepare and examine accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports and ensure accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards;
  • Plan for cash flow requirements for the project and submit updated cash forecast and monthly cash requests to the project accountant on a timely basis;
  • Process and make payments as provided in the approved budget;
  • Ensure timely recovery of all advances including travel and mid-month advances and provide monthly update of any outstanding advances to the finance officer;
  • Assist with facilitation of internal and external audit procedures as required.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • University degree of Business Administration supplemented by professional courses in Finance/Accounting or any other related field.
  • Two years of progressively responsible work experience at professional level in finance and office administration.
  • Good writing and communication skills with supervisory ability.
  • Ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Must have good level of spoken and written Somali language.
  • Good level of spoken and written English.
  • Analytical skills and negotiating skills.
  • Willingness to travel to remote field locations.
  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and a highly fluid environment.
  • Demonstrated attentions to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and cooperatively with team members are required.
  • Basic knowledge in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and power point.
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort.
  • High degree of cultural sensitivity.
  • Knowledge of English language and the local working language of the duty station is a requirement.

    2. Vacancy Announcement: Finance Assistant

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Reporting to: Roving Finance Manager

    Working with: Finance & all Programme team.

    Programme / Duty Station: Galkacyo and Badhan

    Duration: One Year

    Starting date: Immediate

    Salary Grade: National Grade D

    Position Summary:

    The purpose of the position is to provide financial support to project Activities in Galkacyo while adhering to Adeso policies and procedures.

    Based in Galkacyo, the finance Assistant will be a full-time member of the Adeso team and will play a crucial role in assisting the management of the finances affairs of the project.

    Position Purpose

    1. Provide Financial support to all project at the field level

    2. Process day to day payment for Galkacyo office and Maintain Accounting document.

    3. Will ensure compliance with Financial policies

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide accounting support to the projects and management at field level.
  • Record accounting transaction at Galkacyo office, making payments for the day to day running of the Office and posting to the appropriate ledgers.
  • Maintain efficient, proper, and transparent filing of all financial documents (e.g., monthly payment of bills, contracts, rent and local salaries);
  • Process payments as provided in the approved budget;
  • Handle office petty cash and make cash request for petty Cash replenishment on time.
  • Ensure that proper authorization is obtained before making any payment.
  • Verification and Reconciliation of accounting documents i.e. Cash Relief vouchers
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of internal policies, donor regulations and budget restrictions on all projects.
  • Assess accuracy and completeness of documentation and conformity with reporting and procedural Standards;
  • Ensure that all financial records pertaining to Galkacyo Project are properly completed and stored in a secure place.
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of internal policies, donor’s regulations and budget restrictions on the project.
  • Assist in drafting monthly, Quarterly and Annual Report (If any).
  • Assist in making monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Any other duties as required.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • A university degree in Business Administration (accounting or finance) or Certification in Accounting (CPA, ACCA).
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as MS Office and Accounting software packages.
  • At least 2 years of relevant finance experience at the national or international level.
  • Experience and knowledge in handling USAID/OFDA funded programs.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to handle pressures and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
  • Mature personality with ability to cope with high stress levels.
  • Flexible and willing to perform tasks outside of core duties

    3. Vacancy: Water Engineer (WASH Engineer) – Safe Water Project

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Reporting to: Deputy Project Manager

    Working with: Senior Project officer, M&E, FAO and CMs

    Programme / Duty station: Lower Juba – Dhobley with frequent travels to the field

    Duration: 4 Months (Renewable)

    Salary Grade: National Grade A

    Position Purpose:

    Adeso is seeking a qualified and committed individual to join its team as a water engineer for Safe Water Project being implemented in South Somalia.

    Based in Dhobley Lower Juba, the Engineer will be a full time member of Lower Juba Team reporting to the Deputy program Manager CARSP and will play a crucial role in providing a reliable, permanent source of fresh, safe water for household among pastoralists in Degelima village.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the successful implementation of the Safe water project; ensure timely (in accordance with the work-plan) and efficient delivery of project.
  • Closely work with the contractor, in ensuring effective and timely implementation of the activities as per the project work plan.
  • Ensure the materials used are of excellent quality
  • Ensure community involvement and participation during the implementation to enhance ownership and sustainability as well as timely problem solving when such arises
  • Supervise, mentor, manage and motivate staffs and other stake holders for optimal performance of the project.
  • Oversee quality control throughout the project life cycle, including ensuring implementation of the appropriate M&E tools and integrating them into the project activities.
  • Ensure the required WASH project support is provided for smooth delivery of the safe water project.
  • Responsible for managing the project in accordance with the approved donor budget.
  • Responsible for the program’s integrity, including in relation to compliance with all relevant donor regulations.
  • Coordinate activities with other Adeso projects and all relevant stakeholders to ensure stakeholder engagement.
  • Institute and chair routine field meetings with Contractor Engineers and host communities to ensure coordination across the project.
  • Provide daily update to the DPM on the status of the drilling progress
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of the contractor. This includes writing and/or contributing to drilling Depth, and supervision of the constructions works
  • Establishment of water management committees to manage the day-to-day running of the boreholes.
  • Training of water management committees on how to manage properly and use water pumps in a safe manner.
  • Monitoring and Capacity Building.
  • Support and build capacity of the WASH Committees to level they can support the Safe water project after the project hand over to the community.
  • Develop training tools for water user associations.
  • Support community’s acquire appropriate maintenance works; procure appropriate machine tools, equipment’s and materials for use in the maintenance of the borehole infrastructure.
  • Ensure effective project participation by the beneficiaries and local communities at all phases of the projects.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Water Engineering, Environmental & bio-systems engineering, Water engineering and any other related field.
  • At least 4 years of technical expertise in drilling, water and civil works in the relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in drilling of borehole works in rural contexts, including construction of shallow wells and sand wells.
  • Knowledge of GIS and its application in borehole design.
  • Working experience in the project areas with agro pastoral communities is mandatory.
  • Experience working in a humanitarian or other international NGO.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills and experience.
  • A team player with good organizational and interpersonal skills.

    4. Vacancy Announcement: Office Manager

    Organization: Adeso

    Reporting to: Operations Director

    Working with: Nairobi Operations team

    Programme / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 1 year (Renewable)

    Starting Date: Immediate

    Salary Grade: Kenyan National Scale, Grade A plus other competitive benefits

    Position Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the Operation Director, the Office Manager will be responsible for managing the Adeso HQ office premises in Nairobi and assisting the Operation team as the focal point for all administrative issues.

    Position Purpose

    1. To manage the Adeso HQ office premises and assets

    2. To line manage the administrative support staff.

    3. To provide administrative support to all Adeso Expatriate staff and act as the office contact point with the Immigrations department.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    Management of Adeso HQ office premises and assets

  • In consultation with the landlords, to manage the lease agreement and maintenance of the office premises and expat houses.
  • Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments.
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement.
  • To ensure that office utilities (electricity, water, telephone lines) are functional and all bills are paid in a timely manner.
  • To maintain up to date and efficient filing systems, both physical and electronic, for administrative documents.
  • In coordination with the Security Director, to ensure that appropriate preventive measures are in place to protect the office premises and assets.
  • To report any pertinent issues affecting the proper management of the HQ premises to the Logistics Manager as necessary.
  • In consultation with the IT Department and Logistics Officer, to ensure regular maintenance and timely repairs of HQ assets and equipment.
  • To act as a focal point for staff to report any office repairs or maintenance required.

    Line management of support staff

  • To supervise, motivate and develop directly line managed staff (currently Receptionist, Office Assistant/Cleaner).
  • To convene regular meetings for all support staff at least once per quarter, to discuss issues relating to management of the Adeso office.
  • To carry out annual appraisals with all line-managed staff.
  • To arrange adequate cover when support staff members are on leave.
  • Provide administrative support to all Adeso Expatriate staff and act as the office contact point with the Immigrations department
  • To coordinate logistical arrangements for official Adeso visitors to Nairobi (e.g. travel, accommodation, taxis, visas).
  • To facilitate acquisition of required travel documents, work permits, special passes, dependant passes and other government requirements for Adeso HQ based international staff members.
  • To facilitate clearance with the NGO Board and any other bodies for required documentation for Adeso International staff.
  • Act as Adeso official contact point for all immigration related issues.
  • Maintain up to date data and track international staff travels records, tickets, leases, and other benefits. i.e. dependants benefits, school fees and temporary accommodation.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Essential

  • Relevant higher diploma level qualification (e.g. business administration, facilities management).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of managing a busy office (NGO experience preferred).
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Demonstrable strong customer focus.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • High standard of written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to multi-task and work as part of a team.

    Desirable

  • Certificate qualification in logistics or business administration.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of logistics and procurement work.
  • Knowledge of donor regulations (e.g. OFDA, EC, DFID).
  • Networking skills and strong personal networks in Nairobi in the administration field.

    Application Process

    If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by Sunday 13th February 2015.

    Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV;
  • An application letter which should include contact information for three work-related referees.

    Only Somali nationals are eligible to apply.

    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

    Each application should be addressed to the HR Director and include the following: An updated CV; 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 female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    Warrior Security Senior Analyst Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Senior Analyst

    Company Profile: A full company profile and background to Warrior Security is available on request However, Warrior has extensive operations in DR Congo, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

    In Kenya Warrior Security only conducts bespoke and discrete operations around Information dissemination, Analysis, Assessments and Reporting (A2R), Intelligence, Consultancy, Executive Protection, Monitoring, Training and Polygraph Services.

    Job Description: The Snr. Analyst will work to deliver independent timely security information and analysis, ensuring the diligent implementation of all Warrior Insight Intel outputs in line management policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain robust information networks which includes, but is not limited to, informal networks, Clients, the UN, military, diplomatic, security forces, and other national and international actors to ensure the timely flow of relevant and credible information.
  • Provide Clients with timely security reporting, risk assessments and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation through a variety of products.
  • Produce a monthly report on the security context as it relates to Clients.
  • Contribute towards to the weekly “snapshot” report. Produce Insight Alerts and Incident Reports (as required).
  • Contribute to Ad Hoc, Quarterly and Half Yearly strategic briefings.
  • Develop and facilitate client briefings and roundtables at the operational level, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  • Conduct field missions to build and maintain key source relationships, and to remain up-to-date on developments at a county level.
  • Assist Clients in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crises management (as required).
  • Effectively represent, promote Warrior Insight.
  • Maintain a model standard of professionalism, in accordance with Warrior Insight policy.
  • Assist in the delivery of any other Warrior Insight services as instructed by the Head of Intel or Snr. Warrior Insight management.

    Qualifications Required

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a relevant field
  • A mix of academic qualifications and or experience will be considered.
  • Academic – minimum - BA in a relevant field or skills based qualifications
  • Either a journalistic, military or civil security background with extensive experience in the collation, verification and dissemination of information.
  • Managerial experience with a track record of strong interpersonal skills, particularly in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven track record as a self-sufficient / self-starter
  • Demonstrable writing skills to academic standards
  • Training small teams to ensure constant skills development
  • Above average IT skills, with demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

    Location and Working Conditions: Nairobi, with travel to locations within Kenya.

    Contract and Pay: On Application

    Point of Contact: Applicants should reply with a full CV, no longer than 2 pages, plus attached two written examples of their analytical expertise from their portfolio. To intel@warrior-insight.com

    Closing Date 28 February 2015


    ACDI / VOCA International Recruiter (Africa) Job in Kenya

    Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

    Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

    ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 60 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $173 million.

    International Recruiter, Africa

    We are currently seeking an international recruiter responsible for timely, full-cycle recruiting for proposals and projects, with a focus on strategic recruitment positioning for ACDI/VOCA new business and active programs.

    The recruiter will work closely with technical and new business teams at ACDI/VOCA to find the best possible personnel for proposals and projects.

    This position will be based in one of ACDI/VOCA’s regional hubs (West, East or Southern Africa), to be determined.

    Responsibilities:

  • Identifies candidates through networking, outreach, and database searches
  • Conducts initial screening of potential candidates through in-person and phone interviews
  • Solicits information to update and amplify CVs and complete necessary documentation for donors
  • Edits/reworks CVs to highlight relevant skills and experience of specialists proposed on bids and for projects
  • Works closely with HQ recruitment operations to ensure employment verifications and reference checks
  • Initiates negotiations regarding compensation within the parameters of ACDI/VOCA’s policies; Facilitates closure of negotiations upon approval by ACDI/VOCA HQ
  • Maintains contact with proposed candidates during the bid process up through award
  • Fully tracks each recruitment effort in the recruitment database and documents all activity for all assigned recruitment initiatives
  • Collaborates with ACDI/VOCA’s staff to understand and prioritize recruitment requirements
  • Maintains and expands ACDI/VOCA’s network of specialist
  • Supports strong and consistent outreach to specialists by ACDI/VOCA by capturing contacts and relevant data in the recruitment database

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, international relations, or related field
  • Minimum of four years of international development and/or international recruiting experience
  • Experience with hiring and procurement practices of USAID and other agencies is desirable
  • Able to write coherently and persuasively
  • Strong knowledge of local and regional talent market with an established network that can be leveraged in support of assigned recruitment tasks
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and networking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments under tight timelines
  • Strong English skills, written and spoken, required
  • French or Portuguese skills highly desirable
  • Knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications; demonstrated ability to use Internet as research tool

    Please apply online at ACDI / VOCA International Recruiter (Africa) Job in Kenya

    .

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists contacted.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.


    Thika Nursing Home Medical Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Thika Nursing Home, a comprehensive Health Care Centre situated in Thika’s Section Nine is seeking Three (3) highly competent and outstanding individuals for Medical Officer of Health (MOH) positions.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • At least two years working experience

    Suitably qualified candidates should apply through ngugimungai24@yahoo.com

    or call Administrator through 0721241875


    ACDI / VOCA EIA Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: EIA Specialist

    Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

    Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a non-profit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

    ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.

    Summary: As part of the U.S. government’s expanded Feed the Future strategy in Kenya, ACDI/VOCA is implementing a five-year, USAID-funded program to increase economic growth in the counties of Marsabit and Isiolo by building a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain.

    The REGAL-AG program builds upon and deepens the USAID investment in select areas to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities.

    A key focus on the project involves facilitating behavior change in actors all along the chain – from livestock keepers, to middlemen, traders, transporters, and buyers – in order to improve their economic resilience and stimulate growth.

    In order to garner community-driven, basic infrastructure improvement projects that will help lay the foundation for improved market access for pastoralists, REGAL-Accelerated Growth has established a Community Contracting Fund.

    This flexible contracting mechanism will provide investment in livestock-focused infrastructure in order to alleviate market constraints and benefit the local communities; it will also provide infrastructural investments to private sector led projects.

    We expect these investments to result in more efficient market places, and increased revenue for community institutions as well as county governments.

    Position holder will be based in Nairobi

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The EIA specialist will be recruited on a full-time basis and will be responsible for conducting environmental impact assessments for identified market livestock infrastructure projects and private sector led infrastructure projects under the REGAL-AG program.

    The EIA specialist will be responsible for submitting and following up on all approvals both at the donor level and NEMA level.

    He/she will also be responsible for all monitoring and mitigation measures for any potential negative impacts on the environment, and for all environmental reporting requirements.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    More specific responsibilities will include:

  • Holding discussions with various staff and stakeholders on technical issues that include an understanding of the purpose and need of the CCF investments and what they seek to accomplish.
  • Holding consultative meetings with the beneficiaries of the infrastructural projects to understand the proposed construction projects and anticipated outcomes.
  • Conducting site visits to review specific environmental factors for each infrastructural project conduct relevant analysis.
  • Describing the context, components and activities of each selected infrastructural project.
  • Identifying, and assessing key adverse environmental (biological, physical and socioeconomic) impacts that may result from the proposed infrastructural developments.
  • Identifying, assessing and recommending appropriate and practical mitigation measures to remove or minimize the adverse environmental impacts identified.
  • Recommending approaches or developing work plans for implementing mitigation and monitoring measures.
  • Completing USAID environmental screening forms for each infrastructural project. Based on the results of the screening, preparing an environmental review report as appropriate.
  • Preparation of EIA reports for submission to the National Environmental Authority (NEMA), guided by the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA, 1999), Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations 2003 Legal Notice No. 101 (Attachment 3) and latest amendment to the Regulation 2003 (Gazette Notice No. 13211).
  • Follow-up on environmental approvals and EIA license from USAID and NEMA respectively
  • Responsible for environmental reporting for all infrastructure projects for the program.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Education & Experience Requirements

  • Degree holder in natural sciences (environment, botany, geography, forestry etc.) or other related degree. Advanced/post-graduate degree desired but not mandatory.
  • Registered EIA expert with NEMA (mandatory).
  • At least 3-5 years proven experience conducting similar assignments; experience in the Kenya Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) preferred but not mandatory.
  • Previous experience with USAID and their environmental reporting requirements preferred.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English required.
  • Willingness to frequently travel to program areas of operation i.e. Marsabit and Isiolo.
  • Excellent interpersonal, multi-cultural orientation and team spirit skills.

    To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to regalag@joinav.org no later than January 30, 2015.

    Please include the position title in the subject line.

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists who will be contacted.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.


    Call Centre Quality Analyst Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Call Centre Quality Analyst

    Responsibilities

    Screens incoming and outgoing calls to ensure quality, customer service, and adherence to the policies and procedures of the organization

    Provides feedback to assist in the creation of performance improvement goals and the development of training programs.

    Requirements

  • May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Works under general supervision.
  • Typically reports to a manager.

    If you meet the above mentioned requirements; please send your resume clearly indicating the position applied and your current/ last salary to recruitment@amsol.co.ke.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing date: 28th February 2015


    Oxygen 8 East Africa Customer Service Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Customer Service Officer – Oxygen8 East Africa – Betyetu

    About Oxygen 8: Oxygen 8 East Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Oxygen 8 Group, which was established in the year 2000.

    The Oxygen 8 Group has a turnover of £90 million p.a. and has three divisions, namely: Corporate Solutions, Payment Solutions, and Carrier Solutions.

    Position Description: The Customer Service Officer is responsible for handling front-line telephone and email contact with customers, facilitating the earliest possible resolution of complaints and enquiries in line with Oxygen 8 East Africa’s service standards and procedures.

    The Customer Service Office will report to the Head of Customer Service.

    Responsibilities

  • To provide an efficient and effective service to customers, understanding their needs and requirements, working to exceed these wherever possible
  • To demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic, committed and flexible attitude towards customers and other team members, recognising the importance and benefits of effective team working
  • Deliver customer service in line with ‘best practice’. Ensure compliance to relevant policies.
  • Provide point of contact for customer enquiries, dealing with these through to a successful outcome
  • Provide assistance to customers should an incident occur, seeking guidance in line with company policies
  • Generate and disseminate monthly internal and external client reports
  • Generate and disseminate daily severe escalation reports
  • Generate and disseminate weekly customer service reports
  • Uploading of data on the CRM
  • Testing and deactivating betting accounts
  • Follow up calls and call backs
  • Handling and resolving betting queries/complaints in a courteous and timely manner

    Skills & Requirements

  • Commitment to Oxygen8’s East Africa aims, objectives and principles
  • 2+ years experience in Customer Care phone and email handling
  • Proactive; able to set challenging personal goals and remain motivated despite obstacles
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative, flexible, able to use own initiative to solve problems
  • Possesses a “can-do” infectious positive attitude
  • Must have a strong integrity, be honest, accountable, reliable and assertive
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Must be able to effectively use office equipment, computers and scanner and other resources for completion of projects
  • Passionate about football and sports in general

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should apply by emailing a CV and Cover Letter explaining their interest in the position and what they could bring to it to careers.ke@oxygen8.com

    Please specify the job title in the email subject.

    Only complete applications will be considered.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and should be available to start ASAP.

    Closing date: 28th February 2015


    Kenchic Jobs in Kenya

    Kenchic Limited is the largest fully integrated poultry Company in East and Central Africa with a grandparent operation, broiler & layer parent stock, hatchery and processing plant.

    The Company’s mission is to efficiently deliver chicken of choice in every market in the region, exceeding customer expectations of product quality and service.

    We therefore seek to recruit exceptional self driven and result oriented individuals of high integrity who will play critical roles in supporting Company’s overall objective.

    Kenchic therefore invites dynamic and innovative candidates to submit their applications for the following positions.

    1. Production Manager - HRM/HATCH/003

    Location: Athi River

    Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Production Manager’s key focus areas will be as follows:

  • Achievements of hatchability targets.
  • Machinery maintenance & spares management.
  • Establish and manage effective programs to compensate, coach, appraise and train Hatchery Team.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement hatchery management programs including preventative, maintenance and life-cycle requirements.
  • Develop hatchery budget, monitor expenses and present regular reports and reviews of facility-related budgets.
  • Manage and review service contracts to ensure hatchery needs are met; coordinate and monitor activities of contract suppliers.
  • Plan and manage hatchery central services such as biosecurity, security, cleaning, distribution, waste disposal and ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes
  • Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives by calculating and comparing costs for goods and services.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience managing a factory.
  • Experience in Manufacturing industry will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure.
  • Adaptability.

    2. Assistant Regional Sales Manager - HRM/DOC/002

    Location: Nairobi & Mombasa

    Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Regional Sales Manager, the Assistant Regional Sales Manager’s key focus areas will be as follows:

  • Increase Day Old Chicks sales volume.
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Communication & reports.
  • Sales forecast/projections.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Achievement of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual chick and one stop shop product sale targets.
  • Develop and implement poultry farmer’s coverage plan for the region in order to provide technical support & build customer relationships.
  • Prepare sales forecast/projections for Day Old Chicks and one stop shop products.
  • Conduct periodical and accurate market intelligence on customer requirements and competition activities/strategies.
  • Provide adequate Supervision of appointed agents in the region and adherence to recommended credit terms.
  • Manage all Company resources including assigned funds, materials and equipment in a secure and efficient manner in order to optimise on productivity.
  • Manage, train and motivate the team in order to deliver services superior to those of competition.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in commerce - Marketing option/Economics/ or Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine with diploma in sales and marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in sales and marketing particularly in agricultural based organization or company dealing with highly perishable products.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Previous work experience within coastal /Nairobi region is an added advantage.
  • Impeccable Integrity.

    3. Head of Retail Sales - HRM/PC/001

    Location: Limuru, Tigoni

    Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Head of Operations, Head of Retail Sales

    Key focus areas will be as follows:

  • Liaise with the Head of Operations in establishing and recommending the most realistic sales goals for the Company.
  • Manage all assigned geographic sales areas or product line to maximize sales revenues and meet corporate objectives.
  • Establish and manage effective programs to compensate, coach, appraise and train sales personnel.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Meet overall sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Establish sales objectives by creating a sales plan and quota in support of Company sales objectives.
  • Resolve problems, identifying trends, determining regional sales system improvements and implementing change.
  • Maintain and expand customer base by coaching both Retail & Catering sales team; building and maintaining rapport with key customers, and identifying new customer opportunities.
  • Recommend product lines by identifying new product opportunities, product packaging, surveying consumer needs/trends and tracking competitors.
  • Implement trade promotions by publishing, tracking, and evaluating trade spending.
  • Interpret both short- and long-term effects on sales strategies in operating profit.

    Qualifications

  • University degree in Sales & Marketing.
  • Minimum of seven years of related work experience or training in manufacturing sector
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team.
  • Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.

    Application Procedures

    If you fit the profiles of these roles, submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, email and telephone contacts clearly quoting the job title/reference on the subject line directly to careers@kenchic.com by Friday 7th February 2015.

    Kenchic shall only process applications submitted through the online address given and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    KENCHIC is an equal opportunity employer


    KCB Agency Banking Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Agency Banking Business Development Manager

    Department: Agent Banking

    Job Ref: RB11/2015

    Job Purpose: Reporting to Head, Agency Banking the job exists to develop new business and grow existing business of Agent Banking.

    Ensure that the commercial proposition and vision for agency banking is realized for all the stakeholders concerned.

    Expand Agent Banking engagements to create value for the partnerships that also translate into value for KCB agents and the Bank.

    Track envisioned agency business numbers and business volumes to ensure that the Bank meets its annual targets

    Key Responsibilities

  • Championing third party entities engagements for the purposes of creating and deepening business opportunities for agents across the country.
  • Tracking and driving the achievement of the set agency banking hard numbers on different business streams on a day to day basis
  • Management and coordination of special projects under agency banking e.g. social payments programmes among many other opportunities
  • Championing and feeding the business with market and business intelligence to keep Mtaani ahead of competition
  • Championing agents’ business growth support initiatives in conjunction with the various branch and regional units
  • Analyze Mtaani Outlets Performances and make recommendations as well as taking appropriate actions.
  • Supporting the Business growth and development initiatives by the branch channel consultants across the country.

    Position Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ work experience
  • Minimum 3 years in sales and or marketing functions with a minimum of 2 years in management
  • Minimum of 2 years in business growth and development function.
  • Demonstration of ability to handle special programmes e.g. social payments
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements on agency banking with respect to such statutory organs like the CBK and SASRA
  • Demonstrated expertise in driving an active and vibrant agency banking distribution network while observing regulatory requirements and controls.
  • Demonstrated Good training and capacity building experience as well as managing agency activations
  • Multi industry experience in handling sales and business growth would be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to engage and influence senior management and business partners
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, experience in decision making for complex problems
  • Ability to operate in a crisis situation, interacting with various levels of employees/management; flexible and creative in critical, high-pressure situations
  • Proactive and positive attitude, highly motivated and self-directed; ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent communication and facilitation

    To be considered your application must be received by Jan. 30, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    KCB Agency Banking Distribution Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Agency Banking Distribution Manager

    Department: Agent Banking

    Job Ref: RB 12/2015

    The Position: Reporting to Head, Agency Banking the job exists to grow and manage Agent recruitment and distribution across Kenya within the stipulated regulatory framework as provided by the prudential guidelines given by the Central Bank of Kenya.

    Ensure that KCB Agency Network is accessible and convenient to all customers countrywide.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Enforce the provisions of the agency banking prudential guidelines in the recruitment and placement of agents across the country.
  • Champion the recruitment and distribution of agents across the country
  • Ensure proper and complete documentation of all agents recruited, exited or even suspended from operations
  • Balance the spread of agents across the geographical divide
  • Champion third party entities agent’s recruitments as well as responsibility for managing entities such as SASRA and other relevant regulatory entities.
  • Implement the bank’s distribution strategy as pertains Agent banking business
  • Follow through for the activation of new Agents as well as deactivation of discontinued agents in the system
  • Create a leading agency banking distribution network

    Position Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience
  • Minimum 3 years of credit risk analysis and management.
  • Minimum of 3 years in agency distribution with a minimum of 2 years in management
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements on agency banking with respect to such statutory organs like the CBK and SASRA
  • Demonstrated expertise in growing and managing an agency distribution network while observing regulatory requirements and controls.
  • Experience in handling multiple outlets distribution organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to engage and influence senior management and business partners
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, experience in decision making for complex problems
  • Ability to operate in a crisis situation, interacting with various levels of employees/management; flexible and creative in critical, high-pressure situations
  • Proactive and positive attitude, highly motivated and self-directed; ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent communication and facilitation

    To be considered your application must be received by Jan. 30, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    KCB Channels Risk and Compliance Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Channels Risk and Compliance Manager

    Job Ref: RB 13/2015

    Department: Risk

    The Position: Reporting to Head of Channels the job is responsible for the risk and compliance management in the Channels Departments (Agent Banking, Money Transfer Services, Card Business, E-Payments, Channel Expansion) by ensuring that applicable regulations, laws, guidelines, polices procedures and processes are adhered to.

    In liaison with the various Channels Departments identify or takes cognizance of identified risks and develop strategies and plans to mitigate them.

    It prioritizes and plans interventions to identify, manage, eliminate or mitigate risks.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Designs or participates in the design and rollout of Risk and Compliance tools, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Pro-actively sniff and identify any deviations from the laid down standard operating procedures on all channel businesses
  • Develop matrices for branches and head office channel functions to self-evaluate on compliance and adherence to the laid down standard operating procedures Champion the review of the channels standard operating procedures in light of the changing operating environment.
  • Train branches and head office functions on compliance and risk management
  • Conduct compliance checks at branches and head office functions
  • Drive compliance enforcement across all channels among staff as well as channels partners
  • Map out emerging risks for the channel business and advise on the recommended mitigation strategies

    Position Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years of risk and compliance experience, demonstrating increasing responsibility
  • Professional Qualifications in Risk Management
  • Knowledge of regulatory and scheme requirements - CBK, CMA, NSE, Visa, MasterCard and other relevant regulations across all territories in which we operate
  • Demonstrated expertise in building a risk/compliance program that exhibits the highest levels of controls
  • Demonstrated abilities in building and implementing predictive risk matrices with real examples
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Ability to engage and influence senior management and business partners Management of deliverables produced by staff and professional development of team members
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, experience in decision making for complex problems
  • Ability to operate in a crisis situation, interacting with various levels of employees/management; flexible and creative in critical, high-pressure situations
  • Proactive and positive attitude, highly motivated and self-directed; ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Understanding of information security and risk management principles
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent communication and Facilitation skills

    To be considered your application must be received by Jan. 30, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    KCB Operations Audit Auditor Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Auditor, Operations Audit

    Job Ref: AUDIT 01/2015

    Department: Audit

    The Position: Reporting to Audit Manager, the job holder will be required to provide independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes to add value and improve organization’s operations.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute in conducting risk assessment for assigned audit assignments
  • Perform audit procedures to give assurance on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment, and compliance to KCB Group policies and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Prudential guidelines.
  • Documents the results of audit work in accordance with internal audit guidelines and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards.
  • Review and evaluate the system of internal controls and assess their adequacy and effectiveness and propose value adding recommendations for improvements.
  • Document findings and communications on the results of work performed, for review by the Audit manager.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    The Person

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Related field from a university recognized by Commission for University Education.
  • Must Possess CPA/ACCA, and CIA/CISA/ACIB, qualification
  • Master degree is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in the use of audit management software e.g. TeamMate
  • A minimum of 4 years in Audit and 4 years in General Banking.
  • Implementing / managing a process framework and governance on enterprise level Customer Service Skills
  • Demonstrate leadership ability capacity.
  • Strong Business and Financial Analytical skills.
  • Superior communication and inter-personal skills, including report writing.
  • Effective planning, organizing and problem solving skills.
  • Strong management and administrative skills.
  • Initiative and self-drive.

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    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 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 Jan. 30, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    AAR Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Eldoret, Kenya

    Positions: Sales Agents

    Where: AAR Insurance k ltd

    Location: Eldoret, Saito Centre - Mezzanine Floor.

    We are looking for energetic, aggressive, talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading General Insurance Companies in the region.

    Key Requirements

  • Education: Minimum KCSE C. Diploma in Business Administration/ Marketing is needed
  • Excellent communication skills-Presentation skills
  • Well groomed and presentable
  • Age : Mature, 25 years and above
  • Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in Insurance Sales career under minimum supervision
  • COP / ACII qualification is an added advantage.

    Remuneration: Generous commission based incentives only If you’re a “Go-getter” and interested, please forward your CV and application letter to emuse@aar.co.ke or address it to The Unit Manager- North Rift Branch-Eldoret.

    Closing Date: 24/01/2015


    ILRI jobs in Kenya

    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Technician to assist the banana transformation team at IITA in genetic transformation and molecular analysis.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 million.

    A member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) 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.

    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 to keep their animals alive and productive, to increase and sustain overall productivity, find profitable markets for their products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

    ILRI also manages the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA) Hub, the centre for excellence in modern plant and animal biology in Africa.

    BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/ African Union African Biosciences initiative.

    It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region.

    The BecA Hub facilities are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, Bioinformatics (http://hpc.ilri.cgiar.org/), and genomics laboratories and equipment (e.g. Illumina MiSeq, Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities).

    The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development.

    Capacity building is one of the major goals of all activities.

    The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources.

    Further information is available at Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) Hub

    1. ILRI vacancy: Social Scientist - Gender

    Closing date: 21st February 2015

    Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to ILRI’s research on gender and livestock across the thematic areas of value chains, technological and organizational innovations and environment to improve the impacts of ILRI’s work on livelihoods.
  • Contribute to the gender initiative of the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish within ILRI.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the ILRI gender strategy including but not limited to supporting integration of gender in ILRI programs and projects, and coordinating staff capacity development in gender and gender analysis.
  • Support collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct research on gender and disseminate evidence for influencing policy and practice.
  • Support research and development projects led by ILRI and other partners including NGOs to integrate best practice in gender and to generate evidence for scaling out.
  • Contribute to and in some cases lead, resource mobilisation efforts.

    Requirements:

  • A PhD. in Social Science (Rural Sociology, Gender and Development Social Anthropology, etc) or related field with application to agriculture or rural development.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience post-PhD.
  • Training on gender relations, social change and research for development.
  • A proven research record on gender and agriculture extending to study design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and peer-reviewed outputs.
  • Experience with mainstreaming and integrating gender in agriculture research and development projects and programs.
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production and/or marketing systems in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships and to develop successful funding proposals.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in another language is strong advantage).
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

    Post location: The position is based in Nairobi (Addis Abba may be considered).

    Position level: Scientist 4C/Research 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 international and 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.

    *Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

    The position title and reference number REF: LGI/ 01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    2. ILRI Vacancies - Recruiting Trainees

    Closing date:5th February 2015

    Requirements

  • Recent BSc or Masters graduates in Bio-technology, Bio-Chemistry,
  • Mathematics/Statistics, Computer science and related fields.
  • Experience in more than one of the above mentioned fields or with demonstrable capacity to develop the necessary skill will be an added value.
  • For laboratory staff applicants, training in basic DNA laboratory techniques, high level of computer literacy, high level of attention to detail, team work orientation and good analytical skills will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants with IT skills with experience in, general Linux System administration skills, Database administration on Linux and Apache web server administration.
  • Experience with SUSE version 11.1 and above, MYSQL database administration and Postgres administration, Database schema and schema administration skills.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably Perl/Python, and in shell scripting would be desirable.
  • Additionally, knowledge of statistical methods, R, ASP, PHP, HTML, CSS, Visual Basic and Java script is an added advantage.

  • Technically competent biologists comfortable with operating complex lab equipment
  • High level of computer literacy with strong IT and data analytical skills and able to establish and operate computer systems (software and hardware) with strong interests in laboratory operations.

  • Applicants with leadership potential, business sensibility/entrepreneurship and enthusiasm for training others will have an added advantage.

  • Strong interests in agriculture and genetic improvement in particular is an essential criterion.

    Successful applicants will be trained for approximately 6 months in DArT PL’s headquarters in Canberra, Australia.

    Each candidate will have his/her “mini-project” to execute, but at a later stage of the training will also be involved in regular operations of DArT PL.

    At the end of the training period, a certificate will be awarded to all candidates; however, only seven (7) candidates with the best credentials will be employed as Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) to operate the IGSS platform in Nairobi.

    The position title and reference number: TR/IGSS/ BECA /01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    3. ILRI vacancy: Project Leader – Livestock Scientist

    Closing: 20th February 2015

    Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for the management of the project and for all technical and financial management reporting to IFAD/EC; to ILRI and to the Humidtropics CRP.
  • Supervise all technical and administrative staff associated with the project.
  • Lead, with technical support staff, the livestock integration research activities of the project in East DR Congo and Burundi in close cooperation with development partners, national research systems, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the implementation of project activities in Burundi (in close cooperation with the senior scientist on food science/nutrition who will be based in
  • East DR Congo) within the context of Humidtropics partnership arrangements. (Co) supervise PhD and MSc students.
  • Build capacity of partners to engage in livestock science and integration of livestock production into crop-livestock farming systems activities.
  • Lead and conduct project research on livestock science and integration of livestock production into crop-livestock farming systems.
  • Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms, with specific focus on top quality, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Collaborate with CGIAR centers and other research institutes to support/ enhance project outputs and develop synergies with other projects to maximize impact.
  • Promote and support cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Engage with other ILRI staff and projects operating in the Great Lakes Region and beyond.

    Requirements:

    n livestock science or a related discipline relevant to the

  • skills listed above (the covering letter should expand on the relevance of your skill-set).
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa or other relevant region.
  • Expert knowledge of livestock production (feeding, breeding, health) in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Knowledge of crop-livestock farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa including agribusiness and marketing aspects.
  • A commitment to connecting research to development to generate impact at scale.
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing large, complex research for development projects.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues and experience with ways of addressing these in research for development programs in order to promote equality of opportunity and outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and other service providers, public and private sector entities, national programs), and demonstrated ability to collaborate well across disciplines and with key collaborative institutions and agencies.
  • Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French.

    Post location: The position is based in Bujumbura, Burundi.

    Position level: 5A 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 international and 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.

    Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

    The position title and reference number REF: LSE/ 01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    4. ILRI Vacancy: Research Assistant - III

    Closing: 15th February 2015

    Key Responsibilities

  • Purification of bovine lymphocytes and set up of proliferation assays.
  • Set up of a Luminex-based bead assay to measure humoral immune responses against Mycoplasma antigens (that have been expressed and purification using in coli-based systems)
  • Generation and characterization of avian recombinant antibodies.
  • Coordinate with the lab manager and ILRI engineering to ensure that laboratories and equipment are in good working order.
  • Assist in other research activities as directed by the principal investigator/leader.

    Requirements

  • A BSc degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Immunology or related field with
  • 3 years of experience.
  • A Masters will be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Good theoretical background in immunology and molecular biology.
  • Knowledge and experience in molecular techniques such as PCR, cloning, protein expression & purification.
  • Knowledge and experience in T-cell proliferation assays.

    Terms of Appointment

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only.

    The position is on a 2-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary

    This position is job level 2C Level 2 with a starting gross salary of KES 125,148 per month.

    The benefits package includes pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    Location: The position will be based at ILRI, Nairobi Campus.

    The Ref: RA/VB/01/2015 should be clearly marked on the cover letter.

    5. ILRI Vacancy: Accounts Assistant

    Closing date: 11th February 2015

    Responsibilities

  • Maintain a wide variety of financial information and records, both in physical files and soft files for the purpose of ensuring availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Support audit work through preparation of project audit schedule, and supervise retrieval and re-filing of documents required for audit and follow up on any audit queries.
  • Process a wide variety of financial information for the purpose of updating, distributing and collating information.
  • Respond to finance related queries.
  • Inform finance clients regarding requirements for the different requests for the purpose of facilitating financial compliance within established policies, practices and procedures.
  • Check submitted requests for discrepancies of financial information and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and adhering to established procedures prior to processing.
  • Prepare donor invoices, maintain schedule of invoices (paid & unpaid) for the purpose of identifying variances and make appropriate follow up of unpaid invoices.
  • Reconcile income from donors using the invoice schedule and grant documents and prepare acknowledgement letters for the funds received.
  • Provide administrative tasks to Finance department such as provision of working stationery, physical tour inductions of staff & visitors, receive documents from all customers both internal and external, organize trips & meetings of the unit.

    Requirements

  • A Diploma in Business Administration.
  • 3 years of relevant experience.
  • CPA part 1.

    Terms of appointment:

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and 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 1C with a starting gross salary of KES 60,020 per month.

    In addition to salary, ILRI offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, life insurance, pension at 12.5% employer’s contribution, annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    The position title and reference number Ref: AA/CS/01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    6. ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant-II -CCAFS

    Closing date: 6th February 2015

    Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor inclusion of all CCAFS household baseline survey farmers in Wote, in the climate smart agriculture (CSA) and participatory action research (PAR) work.
  • Ensure timely land preparation, planting, and improved agronomic practices by the farmers growing crops for adaptation towards the changing climate.
  • Undertake crop production surveys and post-harvest assessments for ended crop seasons in accordance to the CCAFS monitoring tools.
  • Promote improved livestock husbandry focusing on good health and adequate feeding.
  • Work with farmers on-farm crop and livestock enterprise diversification and guide them in land management and tree nursery establishment for growing of agroforestry trees; for improved soil fertility and conservation, and increased tree cover.
  • Support champion farmers in the CCAFS villages in their attempts to practice climate smart agriculture, and dissemination of the best practices to neighbouring farmers and provide support to community based organizations that actively engage both women and youth, in prudent use of the Innovation Fund.
  • Document and monitor specific PAR and CSA interests.

    Requirements

  • A first degree holder with a BSc in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Environmental Sciences.
  • 2 years relevant work experience.
  • 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of agroeocological zones and farming systems.
  • Computer literate with basic skills in Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent demonstrable English writing skills.
  • Strong analytical thinker with a problem-solving attitude; Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly in multidisciplinary teams.
  • A sense of creativity and ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to work with rural communities in drylands.

    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 1 year fixed term contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary

    This position is job level 2B Level 2 with a starting gross salary of KES 81,520.00 per month.

    The benefits package includes pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    Location: The position will be based in Wote, Makueni

    The Ref: RT/CCAFS/01/2015 should be clearly marked on the cover letter.

    7. ILRI Vacancy: Laboratory Technician - FSZ

    Closing date: 15th February 2015

    Responsibilities

  • Receive and store biological samples being shipped to the laboratories in liaison with the Biorepository team.
  • Receive, store and oversee the use of reagents, diagnostic kits and other materials being supplied to the lab.
  • Screen samples received for various pathogens, residues and toxins using a variety of serological and molecular techniques.
  • Record the findings obtained from sample analysis using recommended Laboratory
  • Information and Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Keep records of the materials used including diagnostic kits, reagents and other consumables.
  • Contribute to the development of project reports and concept notes.

    Requirements

  • BSc in Biological sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine or related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience on serological and molecular laboratory diagnostic techniques.
  • Good knowledge on data management and analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write scientific reports.

    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 2B with a starting salary of 81,520 per month.

    In addition to salary, ILRI offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, life insurance, pension at 12.5% employer’s contribution, annual holiday entitlement of 30 days plus public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    The position title and reference number REF: LT/FSZ/01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    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 through our recruitment portal: ILRI jobs in Kenya before 21st February 2015.

    The position title and reference number RT/ IITA /01/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the on line application.


    ICEA Lion Sales Careers in Kenya

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    ICEA Lion Sales Jobs in 2015

    Insurance Sales Executive.

    Do you strongly desire to associate with a leading composite company in Kenya, with a strong presence in the rest of the East Africa Region?

    Are you searching for and attracted by an opportunity to sell and market life insurance products and services for a stable and reliable business partner?

    Are you motivated by a high degree of independence and an environment where what you’re earning is directly congruent to your effort?

    Then, we are interested in talking to you! We have openings at our Upper Hill Branch for suitably qualified candidates who, in addition to the above, also possess the following qualifications, attributes and proficiencies:

  • Mean Grade of C in KCSE and above;
  • Minimum age of 25yrs and above;
  • Entrepreneurial acumen and desire to run own business;
  • Motivated by the prospects of unlimited commission earnings;
  • Successful working experience in sales, marketing, teaching or any other relevant profession;
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • Ambitious, hardworking and motivated by achievement;
  • Highly networked and adept at connecting with people;
  • Prior experience in selling life or general insurance will be a definite advantage.

    If you match the above criteria, send your detailed resume with copies of academic and professional certificates, giving name and contact details of 3 referees (not friends or relatives) to: jackline.kinyua@icealion.com, not later than 28th February 2015.

    Note: Earnings are on very attractive commissions only.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    PHDA Research Doctor Job in Kenya

    Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships.

    PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and is currently implementing a HIV prevention and care program targeting Key populations in Nairobi County.

    Since sample and data collection is built in within this ongoing HIV program, Health Research in program outcomes is a key component.

    PHDA has a vacancy for Research Doctor who will manage clients and help undertake research at the clinical sites managed by PHDA.

    We are looking for a self-motivated person, team player, eager to learn with research interest, a passion for HIV epidemic control and keen to work in a growing research collaborative organization that offers opportunities for career development.

    The research doctor will report to the Clinical Director but expected to work closely with Clinical Manger and other project leads.

    The Research Doctor will have the following responsibilities:

    Clinical Management

  • Coordinates all the clinical/ research activities at the site/Clinic
  • Provide comprehensive basic care package to HIV infected patients and support prevention activities
  • Lead antiretroviral based care services
  • Conduct appropriate referral of patients who need expert care
  • As part of the team ensures clinical and research protocols are adhered to
  • Lead clinical monitoring of patients and help facilitate patients’ support group meetings etc
  • Ensure that treatment of HIV and HIV-related opportunistic infections are in accordance with nationally approved guidelines.
  • Ensure source documents (e.g., patients clinical notes, recordings, scans, tests, procedure results) are of good quality and standards
  • Assist in disseminating findings to the key populations and community members at all levels
  • Attend and/ conduct CME and other trainings as expected by the project

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Medicine/Surgery from a recognized University with over one year experience
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners Board and on the current retention register
  • Experienced and/or interest in STI/HIV management
  • No research experience but with demonstrable interest
  • This position requires high integrity, good interpersonal communication skills, ability to multi task, a focus on results and proactive in finding solutions around research work.

    How to Apply:

    Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to: recruitment@csrtkenya.org.

    If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address:

    HR Manager, PHDA
    PO Box 3737 – 00506,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Applications should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header and stating the Expected Salary.

    All applications must be received no later than January 24th, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Doctors of the World Driver Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Driver – Médecins Du Monde

    Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France.

    It seeks to stimulate commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

    He / she will, within the logistic team, ensure the following responsibilities:

    1. Preparation, servicing and repair of the vehicle

  • Regularly checks the vehicle (Oil levels, tyres, starting, lighting, cleanliness, toolbox, spare wheel, first aid box and small repairs), according to the daily and weekly check list, that he / she has to fill and archive according to the logistic procedure,
  • Prepares the vehicle for departure the following day
  • Fuel the cars every Friday, (when necessary)
  • Upon request by the Logistic Officer / Assistant Logistician, carries out maintenance of the vehicle
  • Reports any serious defects on the vehicle to Logistic Officer.
  • Completes the vehicle log and service record of the vehicle.

    2. Drives cars, taking account of:

  • Local driving and road regulations,
  • The safety rules of MDM and the general rules.,
  • Indicate on the movement board any movement out of the office.

    3. Communication/radio links & safety

  • Reports any security incident to the Logistic Officer Base
  • Regularly checks the 1st Aid kit.
  • Informs the passengers of the car if he considers any place not safe.
  • Must not go to any place considered not safe or forbidden by MDM safety rules.

    4. Loading and offloading of the vehicle

    5. Daily logistic and purchase

  • The driver is involved in the daily logistic and purchase: simple maintenance of the office/guest house/dropping centre and its equipment through the weekly log tour, small purchase, collects quotations,
  • Update stock cards of the stationary, log and car consumables stock, under the supervision of the Logistic Officer,
  • Assist the Logistic Officer / Assistant Logistician in the preparation (packaging) and dispatching of cargo to Bosaso,
  • Delivers or collects letters, cheques, invoices, etc.

    Candidate Profile:

  • Holder of a valid driving licence;
  • Must produce a valid certificate of good conduct;
  • Ability to work quickly, under pressure;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage own tasks;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing requirements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with informants and contacts from widely-varied organizations and agencies.

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to the following email address- info@mdmfsomalia.org with the title: Driver.

    Closing date will be January 22nd 2015.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    No application will be considered after the closing date as well as any application received by phone or in our office.


    Tusome Early Grade Literacy Program Instructional Coaches Jobs in Kenya

    Background:

    The Tusome Early Grade Literacy Program in Kenya is a 4 year USAID funded project with the main objective to substantially improve reading skills of Standard 1 and Standard 2 students in approximately 21,600 public primary schools and 1000 low cost private schools in non-formal settlements in four cities, Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa.

    Position: Instructional Coaches

    The incumbent should have sound knowledge in the application of appropriate and strategic Early Grade Reading skills.

    He/She will be responsible for and conduct training for teachers at the school level in EGR and support and strengthen the preparation of teaching and learning resources in accordance with KIE.

    Qualifications:

  • A minimum of P1 Teacher Training Certificate from a recognized teacher training institution;
  • Minimum of eight years of primary classroom teaching experience, four of which Must be in the lower primary grades;
  • Experience as a QASO or Advisor/Inspector of schools/ Teacher Advisory Centre (TAC)Tutor at National level District/Municipality or Zonal Level is essential;
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting training and supporting teachers in the classroom;
  • Having been a teacher trainer at a recognized teacher training college is an advantage;
  • Proven experience in the teaching of English/Kiswahili and Mathematics to Early Grade children;
  • Knowledge and experience in working in informal education provision is essential;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills is a must;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is a must.

    How to apply:

    Clearly indicate your preferred station on the subject line of the cover letter.

    Please email your CV and cover letter expressing interest to: werk@werk.co.ke by January 21st, 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis thus, early applications are highly encouraged.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Please, no phone calls.


    Rift Valley Railways Head of Legal Department Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Head of Legal Department

    Job Ref: RVR.18/12/14/01

    Rift Valley Railways is in the middle of a Ksh.25 billion ($287m) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision towards building Africa’s premier rail and logistics services provider.

    The company seeks to recruit a high-capacity individual to Head the Company’s legal Department that provides legal and Company Secretarial services to the Board and Management so as to ensure effective management of:

    (a) all legal aspects of the company’s business and;

    (b) secretarial functions to the Board

    The Role

  • Chief Legal Counsel to Management and the Board: Act as the first internal port of call on litigation and ensure timely handling of all legal matters to and from the Company,
  • Board Company Secretarial Services: Provide professional secretarial services to Board in line with the legislative and corporate governance requirements,
  • Lead the legal department: Lead the verification and drawing of contracts, prepare effective departmental budgets and controls; ensure regulatory and statutory compliance and report to the board on such matters; prepare of legal reports and opinions to management and the board on all legal matters involving RVR.
  • Lead the vetting and appointment of external lawyers for RVR, liaising with them on legal matters and overseeing their regular review.

    Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Law and be a Certified Public Secretary (CPS).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ legal and company secretarial experience at senior management level.
  • Business acumen and a thorough knowledge of corporate law.
  • Demonstrable integrity, leadership, team working, analytical and communication skills.
  • Evidence of current knowledge of trends and developments in the relevant regulatory and policy environment.
  • Previous experience in employment law, Corporate Finance transactions in highly regulated industries and major procurement contracts will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their applications citing the referenced job title and reference number (Ref. RVR 18/12/14/01) to recruitment@rvr.co.ke and attach a bridged CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, a daytime telephone contact and at least names of three referees, one of which must be the penultimate employer before 10th February 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    CCTV Engineer, Network Engineers and CCTV Sales Engineer Jobs in Kenya

    Biometric Technology Limited is a leading service provider in CCTV, Access Control and Electronic Queue Management (EQMS) in the region.

    We have opening for the following positions on a permanent basis.

    1. CCTV Engineer

    2 Positions

    Seeking an Expert in end-to-end Installation, configuration and Maintenance of surveillance security systems, CCTVs, video analytic s, access controls inclusive of System integration of both analogue and Digital CCTV set-ups.

    A BSc in computer Science/IT Or Electrical/ Electronic Degree or its equivalent and 3 years specific experience in the deployment of IP CCTV and Access control system.

    2. Network Engineers

    2 Positions

    Seeking Engineer with BSc computer science/IT or Electrical/Electronic Degree or equivalent.

    The personnel should have at least CCNA or CCNP certification or equivalent and 3 years experience in deployment of LAN/WAN as well as wireless networks.

    3. CCTV Sales Engineer

    1 Position

    We are seeking a CCTV/Access Controls Technical Sales Support Engineer responsible for the generation and pursuit of sales leads, presentation of the product line, and understanding of the customer’s requirements and providing best-fit solutions.

    Minimum 2 years of Technical sales experience.

    Applicants who meet the above requirement please respond with current resume and cover letter to hr@biometricsint.comnot later than 28th February 2015


    ACDI / VOCA Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Procurement Officer

    Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

    Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

    ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.

    The REGAL-AG, USAID-funded multi-year project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

    REGAL-AG will sustainably reduce poverty and hunger through a growth and poverty reduction strategy in line with USAID’s Feed the Future strategy.

    The REGAL-AG program builds upon and deepens the USAID investment in select areas to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in two counties while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities.

    A key focus on the project will involve facilitating behavior change in actors all along the chain – from livestock keepers, to middlemen, traders, transporters, and buyers – in order to improve their economic resilience and stimulate growth.

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for the all Office Procurement and Construction Procurements and management

    The position will be based in Nairobi.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that procurement functions are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA’s Procurement Manual, USAID rules and regulations, and applicable Kenyan law.
  • Identify potential procurements which may require additional USAID approval (e.g., restricted goods) and work with COP and HQ staff to obtain approvals in a timely manner.
  • Ensure efficient organization and execution of events, conferences, workshops, large general meetings, including preparation and dissemination of background documents, arrangements for lodging, catering, minute-taking, equipment use, etc.
  • Contribute to Construction program reporting, monitoring, and support the COP in the coordination of the REGAL-AG program and finance team.
  • Monitor office equipment and maintain supply levels, submit supply order requests as needed
  • Ensure efficient management and maintenance of office assets, facilities, IT, security,
  • Recommend, develop and implement new and improved administrative procedures to streamline the procurement process; provide routine refresher training to staff in the field.
  • Prepare and finalize requisition forms and documentation for HQ approval, as needed.
  • Ensure that information is clear, and provide any justification for variances from normal procurement procedures and/or the procurement plan. Ensure specifications and methods of evaluation are clear for RFQs/RFPs, etc.
  • Lead the review process including setting up the evaluation committee and required documentation, and ensure that selections are made based on criteria set forth in the solicitation and free of conflict of interest, and the selection justification is clearly documented and explained in one place within the procurement documentation (negotiation memo or other document).
  • Liaise with USAID office for, tax exemption for procurements above the required threshold

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in management or related.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing office operations and demonstrated understanding of and experience with USAID policy and procedures.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English is required.
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required.
  • Experience working in Kenya agricultural development programs is highly preferred.
  • IT compliant or training in IT is highly recommended.

    To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to regalag@joinav.org not later than January 22, 2015.

    Please include the position title in the subject line.

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists who will be contacted.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.


    Mediheal Group of Hospitals Jobs in Kenya

    Mediheal Group is a leading private healthcare provider in East Africa with high focus on quality, cost effective healthcare and respect for human beings.

    We have facilities in Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nanyuki & Kigali offering tertiary level, diagnostic and therapeutic services; we are coming with some more hospitals and diagnostic centers across East Africa and coming up as one of the fastest growing Healthcare organizations in Africa.

    We are looking forward for experienced professionals from the healthcare industry for the following positions:

    1. Pharmacist

    2. Lab Technologist

    3. Front Desk Manager

    4. ICT Manager

    5. Marketing Officer/ Manager

    6. Customer Care Manager

    7. Supervisors

    8. Coordinators

    9. Drivers

    Eligible candidates are requested to email their application letters, CV and copies of their certificates to: ceo@medihealgroup.com and mediheal@africaonline.co.ke,on or before 28th February 2015.

    The venue and date of interview will be communicated directly to the successful shortlisted candidates invited for interviews.


    Mama Ada Foundation Short Term Development Consultants Jobs in Kenya

    Short Term Development Consultants

    The Mama Ada Foundation, an NGO with development programs in three villages in Uasin Gishu County wishes to recruit 3 consultants to assist in an interdisciplinary team to identify and understand major location-specific farming constraints, challenges, and risks as perceived by smallholder farmers.

    MAF is seeking one consultant in each of the following areas for 12-18 days during June-July 2015:

    (1) Smaliholder livestock specialist;

    (2) Rural Community development, farmer organization and gender specialist; and

    (3) Agricultural marketing, business and credit specialist.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre and post-fieldwork research and study as assigned
  • Participate and contribute as a team member to interviews with farmers, input suppliers, agricultural support organizations, market actors, etc.
  • Contribute to preparation of an Action Plan including specific recommendations for alleviating constraints and designing follow-up project

    Candidate Profile

  • Advanced degree in one or more disciplines relevant to the positions and the assignment
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in agricultural, rural and community development issues, constraints and challenges in Kenya

    Requirements

  • Travel freely in Kenya away from home for the duration of the assignment
  • Work long hours as needed outside normal work hours
  • Use own laptop computer with updated MS Office or similar software, email, Internet, etc.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates are required to submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and consultant fee (daily rate) via email to sclarke@umn.edu not later than February 1, 2015.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview via Skype.


    Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya

    Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

    Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

    The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire, Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

    The NRC Horn of Africa mission is an expanding programme.

    NRC is seeking to recruit Finance Officer; To provide operational Finance support, budget monitoring, grant management and reporting of donor funds in NRC Kakuma

    The selected candidates will be based in Kakuma and report directly to the Finance Coordinator

    1. Finance Officer (Kenyan National only)

    Kakuma - Kenya

    Deadline: 31.01.2015

    Job description

  • Review coding of transactions and supporting documents to ensure their correctness as per the approved budget codes.
  • Ensure, in coordination with the relevant project staff, that project expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and budgets.
  • Monitor expenditures, planned costs, committed costs and identify cases of budget over-spent and under-spent to provide relevant information and advice to the budget holders for informed management decisions.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all files and transactions for grant requests, incomes, expenditures, accounting and closure at NRC Kakuma.
  • Support Project Managers in proposal writing, and budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Prepare periodic budget monitoring reports.
  • Ensure that the Kakuma office consistently meets all donor and NRC rules and regulations pertaining to finance and procurement.
  • Ensure that adequate financial management routines and systems are in place.
  • Directly lead, manage and motivate the FA – and ensure that she/he has a clear work plan and objectives and receive regular supervisions and reviews.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments for completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, pro forma invoices), proper coding and approval by responsible managers before payments are made.
  • Ensure NRC creditors are paid promptly.
  • Ensure weekly and monthly cash counts are made together with an independent senior manager.
  • Work with FA to compile cash requests into realistic cash forecast for review by AM/FC and Finance Manager by the 10th of every month.
  • Review and verify submitted weekly returns from the FA to ensure correct coding before submission to the FC by every Monday.
  • Prepare and send monthly Cash and Bank reconciliation to Finance Manager Nairobi after review by FC and AM Kakuma.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), level 2
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a donor grants management role
  • Specific familiarity with reporting to UNHCR, ECHO, BPRM, EC, SIDA, CIDA and DFID.

    Education field

  • Finance / Economics

    Education level

  • Academy college / University

    Personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Understanding of the Kenya and Somalia environments
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer skills in MS Office.

    2. Finance Coordinator - South Sudan (To be based in Nairobi) -

    Kenyan National Position

    Deadline: 29.01.2015

    Job description

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