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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
  • Swahili Teaching Fellowship at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Kenya Power Graduate / Trainee Engineers Jobs - Apply by 18th April 2015.
  • Programme Accountant and Programs Officer Jobs in Kenya - Nairobi Women's Hospital GVRC - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Adeso Interim Communications and Advocacy Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya (5 Months Maternity Cover) - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • PTA Bank Consulting Architect Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 15th April 2015.
  • World Vision Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • World Vision Regional Security Coordinator Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • The BOMA Project Country Director Job in Nanyuki, Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • One Acre Fund Software Quality Assurance Officer Job in Bungoma, Kenya - Apply by 11th April 2015.
  • University Research Communications and Knowledge Management Short-Term Consultant in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Uber Kenya Operations Internship in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Isiolo Transit Hotel Assistant Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Kencall Turkish / Kurdish Speaking Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • HelpAge International Regional Fundraising and Awards Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • One Acre Fund Inputs Procurement Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • M-KOPA Solar Senior Hardware Engineer (Fault Analysis) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • One Acre Fund Strategy & Research Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Bosch Group Personal Assistant to GM Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 8th April 2015.
  • Sanergy Agricultural Products Sales & Marketing Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Gap Marketing Team Leader Job in Kisumu Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Gap Marketing Dental Students, Dental Nurses and Dental Clinical Officers Weekend Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Save the Children Child Protection Coordinator Job in Dadaab, Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • Call for Applications for Akili Dada’s Young Women’s Leadership Development Workshops - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • Kisii University Internal Auditor and Assistant Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 16th April 2015.
  • Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment Jobs in Mombasa and Kwale Counties, Kenya - Apply by 27th April 2015.
  • Kenya National Examinations Council Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Moi University Job Vacancies in Kenya - Apply by 8th April 2015.
  • Associated Motors Jobs - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Cooperative Bank of Kenya Employment Opportunities - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • Nation Media Group Freelance Business Executives - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Nyeri County Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Evidence Action Monitoring & Evaluation Field Officers Jobs in Oyugis, Amagoro, Kitale and Busia, Kenya
  • Program Assistant Job in Kenya - Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • HealthRight International Finance & Administration Manager Job in Kitale, Kenya - Apply by 8th April 2015.
  • Aga Khan Foundation Regional Communications Manager (East Africa) Job in Kenya - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • ClinicaIRM Africa Clinical Research Associates Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Assistant Resident Engineer and Inspector of Works Jobs in Bungoma County Kenya - Lake Victoria North Water Services Board - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • AMPATHPlus Senior Data Manager Job in Eldoret Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • OSIEA Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Medical Laboratory Specialist Job Vacancy - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Uraia Trust Finance Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • IRC Supply Chain Officer Job in Hagadera, Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Project Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Regional CSO Effectiveness Project Manager - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • M-KOPA Solar Support Technician Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Graphic Designer Job in Kenya - Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • KickStart International Partnership and Sales Officer Job in Embu, Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Jumia General Merchandise Hunter Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Kenindia Assurance IS Audit Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • KickStart International Regional Partnership and Sales Manager (Eastern Region) Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th April 2015.
  • KickStart International Head of Partnerships & Sales (Southern Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 5th April 2015.
  • Kisii County Land Management Board Member Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate-IITA - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • Jumia J-Force Entrepreneurship Opportunity in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Jacaranda Health Ultrasound Sonographer Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Sales Representatives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Ujamaa-Africa Call for Expression of Interest to Provide External Audit Services - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • ICRC Air Drop Officer Job Vacancy - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • ICRC Storekeeper (Medical Warehouse) Job in Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Save the Children Head of Child Survival (Kenya Country Office) - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Feed the Children Regional Child Sponsorship Coordinator (Africa) Job in Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Jubilee Alliance Party County Coordinators Voluntary Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Head of Financial Services Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Human Resource and Admin Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Sewerage Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Pembroke House School Jobs in Gilgil Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Nation Media Group Security Officer (Investigations) Job in Kenya - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • Ufanisi Housing Marketing Officer Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Shalom Community Hospital Jobs in Athi River, Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • UNDP BCtA Health Sector Study (Mobile Money) Consultancy in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • UNDP Best Practice Case Publication on Youth Employment and Skills Building Consultancy in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Human Resource Administrative Assistant, (Nairobi) - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Director, Business Development and Communications, Nairobi - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Accountant Job Vacancy - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Secretariat - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • Nurse Tutor and Dean of Studies Jobs in Kenya - St. Luke’s Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing School - Apply by 17th April 2015.
  • ACTED Capital Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Co-operative Bank Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • Sales Executive ( Officer Solutions) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Jovago Photographer Job in Kenya - Africa Internet Group - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Marketing & Public Relations Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Africa Internet Group - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Kaymu Operations and Logistics Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya - Planned Parenthood Global - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Planned Parenthood Global - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Sightsavers Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Fundilima Sacco System Administrator Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Ndururumo High School Finance Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 15th April 2015.
  • SACCO Canteen Manager Job in Nairobi CBD, Kenya - Apply by 8th April 2015.
  • Del Monte Payroll Accountant Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Médecins Du Monde Program Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Bayer Field Agronomist - Seeds (Arable Crops) Job in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Laboratory Technician Job in Kenya - Loreto Kiambu Girls High - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Chief National Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Stop TB Partnership - Apply by 8th April 2015.
  • Hillcrest International Schools Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Neo Marketing Brand Ambassadors 300 Jobs in Nairobi Kenya (700 per Day) - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Safarilink Aviation Technical Planning Officer Job at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Jumia Fashion Hunter Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Internship Opportunities - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Adeso Program Development and Quality Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • icipe Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemical Ecology Job in Western Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • icipe Laboratory Technician Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 28th April 2015.
  • icipe Technical Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • DAI Seeking Consulting Firms and Institutions working on Governance and Conflict Transformation - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • DAI Anticipated WASH Program Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 6th April 2015.
  • Legal Officer Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Farm Managers (Complex Manager) Jobs in Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Corporation Secretary Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Technical Officer (Crops) Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Research Officers Jobs in Kitale and Molo Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Regional Manager Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Security Officer Job in Kitale, Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • UNFPA Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (RMNCAH) Consultancy in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Field Manager - Kakuma - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • IRC Field Coordinator Job in Kakuma, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Nuru Kenya Jobs in Isibania, Kuria West - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Save the Children Intern Opportunities in Bungoma Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Head of Procurement Job in Kisumu, Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES Program - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Stores Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Charge Jobs in Kisumu and Mbita Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Deloitte 2015 Annual Graduate Recruitment (Associates / Analysts Jobs) in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Mumias Sugar Legal Affairs Manager / Assistant Company Secretary Job in Kenya - Apply by 4th April 2015.
  • Mumias Sugar Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 4th April 2015.
  • IRC Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • IntraHealth International Chief of Party (Social Services Protection Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • IntraHealth International Chief of Party (Social Services Protection Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Zetech University Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • IREX The Journalist Safety Trainer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Nairobi Hospital Pharmaceutical Technologist, Radiographers and Ultrasonographers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 4th April 2015.
  • Del Monte Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Chai Trading Company Stocks Accountant Job in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • ICRC Monitoring Consultants Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Human Rights Watch Africa Division Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 9th April 2015.
  • Senior Service Technicians & Mechanics Jobs in Kenya - Cassini & Tonolo Limited - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • M-KOPA Solar Product Development Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Jumia Customer Service Agent Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Jumia Customer Experience Associate Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Save the Children Puppetry use Training for 60 Youth in 4 Dadaab Camps Consultancy in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Save the Children Counselling Supervision for Paediatric Counsellors Consultancy in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Save the Children Counselling Standard Operating Procedures (BPRM) Consultancy in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Komaza Director Jobs in Kilifi Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Marsabit County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • Application for Appointment of Directors for Naivasha Water Sewerage and Sanitation Company - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Legal Action Worldwide Legal Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Legal Action Worldwide Legal Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Save the Children Communication for Development (C4D) Officer Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Education Officer (BASF Education Project) Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Awards / AMS Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Human Resources & Administration Officer Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Awards Manager (Kenya Country Office) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Logistics Coordinator Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Logistics Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Save the Children Logistics Assistant (Kenya Country Office) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • SACCO Business Development Manager, Sales Representatives, HR & Admin Officer and Receptionist Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Nation Media Group Marketing Manager (NBD) Job in Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Miale Education Centre Teaching Jobs in Eldoret Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Jumia Head of Buying Operations Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Chief Accountant Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Assistant Corporate Communications Manager Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Chief Internal Auditor Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Chief Film Examination and Classification Officer Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Secretarial Assistant Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Security Warden Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Driver Job Vacancy Re-Advertizement - Kenya Film Classification Board - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • UNES Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • VSO Jitolee Project Assistant (USAID Tusome Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Evidence Action Programming and Data Management Associate (MLIS) Job in Kisumu, Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • RTI Deputy Chief of Party Programs (USAID Tusome Project) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Keroche Breweries Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Family Media IT Support Technician Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • East Africa Chapter Associate Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th April 2015.
  • Oxfam Programme Quality Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Westrift Aviation Limited Flight and Ground Instructor Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • SACCO Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Act! Head of Capacity Development and Grants Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Capital Markets Investor Education Resource Persons Jobs in Kenya - Capital markets Authority (CMA) - Apply by 7th April 2015.
  • icipe Regional Manager for the Infonet-Biovison Online Database Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Competition Authority of Kenya Essay Writing Competition - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • Nyeri County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Internal Auditor Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Legal Officer Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • ICT Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Supply Chain Management Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Finance and Accounting Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Finance and Administration Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance Services Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Technical Services Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Research Associate (Laboratory) Job in Western Kenya - Innovations for Poverty Action - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Senior Research Associate (Study Respondent Retention) Job in Western Kenya - Innovations for Poverty Action - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Orb Energy Distributions Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Operations Executives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Operations Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Retail Sales Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Technical Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Orb Energy Technicians Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • ACTED IT Officer Job in Mogadishu, Somalia - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ACTED IT Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ACTED REACH Assessment Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ACTED Capital AME Officer Job in Mogadishu or Nairobi - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ACTED Logistics / Supply Assistant Job in Mogadishu, Somalia - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ACTED Program Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Nation Media Group Head of Digital Division Job in Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • ACTED Regional Logistics & Security Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 26th March 2015.
  • ACTED Immigration Consultancy Services Call for Tender - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Meru County Director Finance and Accounting Services Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • ICT Manager Job in Nyeri, Kenya - Consolata Hospital, Mathari - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Audit & Risk Manager Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Finance and Accounting Manager Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Senior Auditors Jobs in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Senior Corporate Communications Officer Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Senior Strategy / Planning Officer Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Senior Secretary / Personal Assistant Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Accountant / Finance Officer Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Procurement Assistant Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Senior Driver Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • Receptionist / Telephone Operator Job in Kenya - Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • The African Forest Forum Communications Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ICRISAT Research Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • ICRISAT Research Technician Job in Kiboko, Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Nation Media Group Debt Collectors Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Kencall Applications Developer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • M-KOPA Solar Brand Activators Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • M-KOPA Solar Service Center Managers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Orange Telkom Resourcing Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 18th March 2015.
  • Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) Scholarship Opportunity - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Danish Refugee Council Technical Specialist (Self Reliance & Livelihoods) Job in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • MEDS Systems Administrator Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • ICRC Civil Engineer (Premises) Job in Somalia - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Jhpiego Monitoring Evaluation and Research Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya - Apply by 25th March 2015.
  • Makueni Primary School Head Teacher Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Greensteds School Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • General Motors Job in Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Nzoia Water Human Resources Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st April 2015.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Consultant / Expert Job in Kenya - Apply by 26th March 2015.
  • Kenya Red Cross Society County Manager Job in Nakuru - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Mombasa County Public Service Board Secretary / C.E.O Job in Kenya - Apply by 26th March 2015.
  • Council of Governors Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 3rd April 2015.
  • Skills Development in Fish Farming – Kuza Project - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • INSO Safety Advisor Assistant - Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Technical Specialist - Self Reliance & Livelihoods - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • USAID TIS Program Multimedia and Communications Expert (Consultant) Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland - Apply by 29th March 2015.
  • Carolina for Kibera Project Coordinator Job in Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 25th March 2015.
  • Kenya Medical Training College Lecturers, Accountants, Supply Chain Assistants and Drivers Jobs - Apply by 3rd April March 2015.
  • Busia County Town Management Committee Members Jobs in Busia and Malaba Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • INSO Regional Safety Analyst Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • DAC Aviation International Program Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 30th April March 2015.
  • Program Manager - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Social Media Consultant - Apply by 25th March 2015.
  • Central Bank of Kenya Chairperson, Governor and Deputy Governor Jobs - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • The Peoples Republic of China Scholarships (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) for Year 2015/2016 for Kenyans - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Russian Federation 22 Partial Scholarships (Undergraduate and Masters) for Kenyans - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Research Manager and Field Coordinator Jobs in Kenya - Salvation Army Anti Human Trafficking Project - Apply by 21st March 2015.
  • World Vision Kenya Senior Program Officer (Marketing and Local Income) Job Re-Advertisement - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Mastermind Tobacco Area Business Managers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Safari Park Hotel Sales Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Kenya Technical Teachers College Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd April 2015.
  • USIU Web & Graphic Designer Job in Kenya - Apply by 25th March 2015.
  • MSI End of Project Evaluation Team Member Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterpises (FIRM) Consultancy Opportunity- Apply by 30th April 2015.
  • Renewable World Volunteer Regional Financial Controller (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya- Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Save the Children Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Awards Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Head of Child Survival (Kenya Country Office) Job in Nairobi - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Audit and Compliance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Logistics Coordinator Job in Mandera, Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Save the Children Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator Job in Mandera, Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Consumer Insight Research Director, Associate Research Director and Research Manager Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Law Firm Conveyancing Advocate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Gap Marketing Promoters / Brand Ambassadors Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • WelTel Kenya Deputy Project Coordinator Job in Isiolo - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Director of People Operations, KOMAZA Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Director of Agro-Forestry Operations, KOMAZA Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Director of Information Technology, KOMAZA Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Director of Wood Harvest & Sales, KOMAZA Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Expression of Interest for Consultancy Service to Conduct an Evaluation of Kenya Human Rights Commission's Resource Centre - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • End of Project Evaluation Team Member, Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM), Kenya Support Project (KSP), Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 5th April 2015.
  • Deputy Secretary General (Technical Programmes) Job Vacancy - Kenya National Commission for UNESCO - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Deputy Secretary General (Technical Programmes) Job Vacancy - Kenya National Commission for UNESCO - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Programme Director, (Natural Sciences) Job Vacancy - Kenya National Commission for UNESCO - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Programme Director (Culture) Job Vacancy - Kenya National Commission for UNESCO - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Kabarak University Librarian and Assistant Librarian Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Finlays Tea Extracts General Manager and Welfare Manager Jobs in Kericho Kenya - Apply by 21st March 2015.
  • Nairobi Transit Hotel Sales & Marketing Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • DAI Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programs Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 25th March 2015.
  • Kenya Red Cross Society - Regional Grants Officer and Grants Accountant Jobs in Nairobi and Kisumu - Apply by 20th March 2015.
  • M.P. Shah Hospital Resident Consultant Physician and Pharmacist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya- Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Evidence Action Monitoring, Analysis and Learning Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya - Application is on a rolling basis .
  • Hass Petroleum Lubricants Technical Sales Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • ADRA Somalia Deputy Project Manager Job Vacancy - Apply by 15th April 2015.
  • Tropic Air Limited Maintenance Engineer (A & C Rotorcraft Licensed) Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st April 2015.
  • Highlands Plants Limited Spray Head Job in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County, Kenya - Apply by 10th April 2015.
  • RTI International Accountant (Africa Regional Office) Job in Kenya - Apply by 4th April 2015.
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 11th April 2015.
  • Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers Jobs - Apply by 20th April 2015.
  • Mercy Corps (Administration and HR Officer (AgriFin Accelerate Program), Country Finance Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, BRACED Programme) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 19th March 2015.
  • Women's Leadership Mentorship Opportunity - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • ECHO Flight Coordination Programme Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th March 2015.
  • PwC Graduate Associates Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 27th March 2015.
  • Early Years Teachers Jobs in Malindi Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • DHL Guarding and Warehouse Management Security Services Tender Notice - Apply by 24th March 2015.
  • Sales Executive Job in Mombasa Kenya (30K) - Shinning Hope for Community - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Artcaffe Hostess / Host Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Call for Proposals for Social Fund for Development of the French Embassy in Kenya - Apply by 23rd March 2015.
  • Grant Thornton Senior Advisory Executive Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Resolution Insurance Sales Executives and Business Consultants (General Insurance) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Sales Executives (Insurance) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Unity Auto Garage Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th March 2015.
  • Aircraft Engineer Job Vacancy in Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Braeburn Garden Estate School Special Needs Shadow Teacher Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st March 2015.
  • Britam Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 3rd June 2015.
  • VAS Product Developer Job in Kenya - Telecom Services Company - Apply by 31st March 2015.
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    Programme Accountant and Programs Officer Jobs in Kenya - Nairobi Women's Hospital GVRC

    Gender Violence Recovery Center (GVRC) is a registered non profit-making, non- partisan charitable trust of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH).

    GVRC offers free medical and psychosocial treatment to survivors of Gender Based Violence.

    It also plays a leading role in GBV management (Response & Prevention) in the country. The organization urgently seeks to recruit for the following positions:

    Programme Accountant

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the position is responsible for financial reporting, budget and cash flow monitoring, maintaining accounting records as well as providing accurate and timely accounting information, while ensuring the same is maintained in accordance with the laid down policies and procedures of the organization and in accordance with the IFRS.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, and CPA or equivalent qualification.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in donor funded projects.

    Programs Officer

    Reporting to the Manager-Programs, the position is responsible for program development; co-ordination of capacity and movement building initiatives; resource development; maintaining and building partnerships particularly for GBV prevention and response, monitoring & evaluation.

    Applicants must be in possession of a relevant degree, and a minimum of three years working experience, preferably in Gender Based Violence work, and a background in initiating and implementing projects.

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

    Interested candidates are invited to send their applications and CV on or before 3rd April 2015 to vacancies@nwch.co.ke quoting the position applied for as the subject line.


    Adeso Interim Communications and Advocacy Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya (5 Months Maternity Cover)

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Interim Communications and Advocacy Manager

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    Working with: Programs Teams, Executive Officer, Program Development and Quality Unit, Fundraising Team

    Program / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 5 Months (Maternity Cover)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Position Summary: The position holder will work closely with Adeso’s Nairobi Senior Management Team, program staff, and fundraising teams to lead the organization’s communications portfolio and advocacy portfolio.

    The position holder will provide managerial and technical leadership to the Communications and Advocacy department, and coordinate and manage communication and advocacy activities for the organization.

    The position is aimed at:

  • Overseeing a communications and advocacy strategy and plan of action for all Adeso activities, in line with the organizational strategy;
  • Developing strong media relations in national and regional media;
  • Reinforcing Adeso’s corporate communications by developing communications tools to emphasize Adeso’s activities;
  • Developing marketing campaigns to drive public donations, in close collaboration with the fundraising team;
  • Leading Adeso advocacy activities.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    Strategy, Planning and Leadership

  • Lead the implementation of all of Adeso’s communications activities, including efforts to increase awareness of Adeso’s activities, accomplishments, concerns, expertise, and values through the media, print and digital publications, scientific publications, conferences, public education and advocacy campaigns, etc.
  • Monitor and analyze progress towards established goals as articulated in the annual action plan;
  • Provide technical support to country programs in the development and implementation of communications, visibility and branding and marking plans;
  • Provide guidance to Adeso staff and Adeso sub-grantees on branding and style guidelines, ensuring both Adeso and donor regulations are implemented;
  • Deliver trainings to Adeso staff on Communications and Advocacy related issues.

    Communication tools and publications

  • Oversee the drafting, editing and dissemination of timely and accurate communication tools to highlight and profile Adeso’s activities among different audiences in Africa and worldwide;
  • Select and prepare editorial content and material for print and electronic publications for dissemination on various platforms;
  • Develop talking points for communications and advocacy purposes;
  • Monitor and evaluate the dissemination of program communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact.

    Marketing and Online Fundraising

  • With fundraising consultant and fundraising team, lead the development marketing messages and materials to support individual fundraising campaigns.

    Media Relations and Press

  • Develop and implement all media activities that target African audiences and national, regional, and international media outlets;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key journalists and editors;
  • Generate features and hard news angles to raise the profile of Adeso and highlight Adeso’s activities;
  • Field, direct and select responses to media-related inquiries and researches and pitches stories to media on Adeso personnel and projects;
  • Assist and coach staff with preparation for media interviews, public speaking engagements, presentations, and preparation of articles and/or Op Eds for publication;
  • Write and distribute press releases in conjunction with communications team;
  • Act as Adeso media spokesperson when required.

    Website and Social Media

  • Oversee the development of Adeso’s new website;
  • Oversee the maintenance and update of the Adeso website and web materials;
  • Oversee Adeso’s social media presence;
  • Work with external consultants for website development, photography, and video production.

    Conferences and Events

  • Coordinate and organize Adeso positioning at key conferences and public events taking place in Africa and ensures a strong profile at such events, in close coordination with the Adeso Senior Management Team.

    Advocacy

  • Lead the implementation of Adeso’s advocacy strategy and associated work plan;
  • Develop ideas and opportunities for feature articles, interviews, presentations, and other public relations activities that promote awareness of Adeso, its projects, and its advocacy efforts;
  • Advocate lessons learned, and represent Adeso at coordination meetings, conferences and other forums.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with five to ten years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully developing and implementing communications strategies and coordinating complex communication and campaign initiatives from inception through execution and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of/or experience working in East Africa on communications and advocacy;
  • Proven managerial experience;
  • Experience carrying out communications and advocacy work for an NGO;
  • Experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign preferred;
  • Superb writing, editing and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity;
  • A natural networker with substantial experience of building relationships with various stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of in humanitarian and development programs, as well as a commitment to Adeso’s mission and vision;
  • Willingness to travel regularly within the region (security permitting).

    Application Process

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

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

    Kindly note that applications screening and interviews will be on a rolling basis.

    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 does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

    Closing date: 31st April 2015


    PTA Bank Consulting Architect Job in Nairobi Kenya

    PTA Bank - Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

    Vacancy: Consulting Architect

    The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank commonly known as the PTA Bank, is a specialized African multilateral financial institution serving most of the Eastern and Southern Africa.

    The Bank’s objective is to provide short, medium and long term financing to viable projects and trade finance activities in member states.

    The Bank wishes to develop its vacant plot in Nairobi situated along Lenana Road into an ultra-modern office and hereby invites eligible Architects or Civil Engineers to apply for a fixed term consultancy services in the Bank.

    The successful candidate must have the ability to provide the bridge between creativity and the technical aspects of design by developing innovative concepts that enrich design solution for the client and end users.

    The Consulting Architect is a hand on role , with limited supervision.

    Reporting to the Senior Director of HR and Administration and working closely with a Task Force, the Consulting Architect will be responsible mainly for producing prototypical design concepts and to prepare design brief, Terms of reference, Request for Proposal, bidding documents and procurement of competitive consulting firm.

    The Consultant will also be expected to assist in the selection processes and ensure the timely delivery of the services within the required standard.

    The detailed Terms of Reference is as follows :

  • To prepare design brief and Technical Proposal for bidding and procurement of the services of a competitive consulting firm; advise and assist in the selection; oversee the contract, the processes and ensure the timely delivery of the services within the required standard.
  • To create a consolidated design program and brief that meets the requirements and needs of the Bank. These include but not limited to functions, space planning, budgetary requirements, etc.
  • To assist in acquiring information and data from relevant local authority/city council on the planning and zoning requirements, regulations and building codes such as setbacks, height limitations, parking requirements, transparency requirements ( windows ) and land use ;
  • To prepare tender/ bidding documentation and facilitate the design selection ;
  • To develop and distribute documents on the selection requirements for the prequalification of prospective Consultants and further preparation of Request for Proposal ( RFP) in line with the Bank’s Procurement procedures and accepted international and national standards ;
  • To assist the Bank in the selection of potential consulting company to undertake the design and supervision of the project ;
  • To assist with the negotiation of contracts with firms that are favourable to the Bank
  • To monitor compliance of the consulting firm exercising their scope of services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract agreement of the consultancy services ;
  • To assist the client on the review and comment of the submittals of the Consultant’s design and documents ;
  • To monitors, control and communicates all issues relating to the project ;
  • To conduct regular project planning meetings with stakeholders ;
  • To refine project schedule as well as project budget and continue to up-date on a regular basis ;
  • Complete project closeout process of the design project ;

    Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • Registered Architect or Civil Engineer ;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the field;
  • Familiarity with a variety of building design concepts and scheduling ;
  • Good track record in providing Architectural/Engineering consultancy services;
  • Strong design portfolio ;
  • Ability to produce sketches, presentation materials and generate design documents.
  • Knowledge and capacity to manage project documentation to professional standards;
  • Knowledge/experience in using designing /drafting software.

    Applications should include a detailed resume, testimonials, recent passport size photo, full contact address and the names and addresses of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    All inquiries should be sent to Kifle.Hamza@ptabank.org

    Applications should be sent to the above email or the following physical address on or before 15th April, 2015:

    Senior Director,
    Human Resources and Administration
    The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank)
    197 Lenana Place, Lenana Road,
    P. O. Box 48596 00-100
    Nairobi, Kenya


    World Vision Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    World Vision International

    Vacancy: Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist

    Reference: 704-16N21042

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Category: Marketing and Resource Development

    Type: Open-ended, Full-time

    Purpose of Position: The Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist will be located in the Regional Resource Development Unit/Grants Acquisition and Management and will pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV EAR strategy and capacities in development, HEA and WASH programming sectors.

    The position will dedicate a level of effort of 50% to WASH grant acquisition activities in order to improve WASH programming and its contribution to children enjoying good health.

    It will support NOs in developing proposals and other program designs for a variety of donors to address development, emergency and rehabilitative proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to WV RO and NO strategies.

    The position holder will be required to represent the RDU and WASH Learning Centre in various donor and coordination forums at Regional and National level by providing programmatic information as required.

    The position will also establish good relationships with donors and actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, INGOs, LNGOs, UN, Governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and WVI Support Offices for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising.

    The position will also draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning WV on-going and future resource development efforts.

    As part of the WV EAR family, the position holder promotes World Vision's Christian values through its work in teams and with people from various backgrounds.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV EAR strategy and capacities in development, humanitarian and rehabilitative programming sectors by working closely with NOs Grants Acquisition and Management staff, Project Managers and Project Officers in developing proposals for a variety of donors to address development, emergency and rehabilitative proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to WV RO and NO strategy.
  • Provide support to National Offices in proposal development and build cross functional team support to NOs for proposals development, including LCs.
  • Identify capacity gaps at NOs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation and work with NO, SOs and Regional Resource development Unit team members to address them.
  • Stay alert to potential WASH funding sources all the time to support National Offices and advice and appropriate staff at NO and support the resource acquisition effort.
  • Work with NOs and SOs to develop a sustainable pipeline of grants and seek a 68% and above win rate and provide technical support to NOs during prepositioning meetings with bilateral, multilaterals, foundations, Public Private Partners, etc.
  • Monitor the donor competitive landscape, and circulate funding forecasts to NOs to enable them to organize prepositioning meetings with donors and provide support and guidance to NOs in development of capacity statements to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.
  • Circulate funding forecasts to NOs and SOs, and support them to identify and capture new grant funded opportunities and maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for regional donors etc.
  • Research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current donors at regional level and share information with NOs.
  • Identification of where WV competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs; analysis of key policies currently being discussed and implemented by donors; and preparation of donor regional briefs for a consolidated and coherent approach of donors, and partnership building.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the World Vision East Africa Region WASH Learning Centre and Global WASH Community of Practice to ensure strong integration between Hygiene Promotion/Behavior Change approaches ("software") and the development of WASH facilities ("hardware") in proposals and program designs.
  • Provide effective and reliable monitoring and management of development, emergency and rehabilitative programs through liaison with NO Project Managers and Technical Advisors and ensure compliance and adherence by Project Managers to WV EAR policies and procedures, donor regulations and monitoring mechanisms which allow transparent and accountable implementation of projects.
  • Represent Resource Development Unit and WASH LC in various donor and coordination forums at regional and national level and by providing programmatic information as required. Actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, NGOs, UN, governments, Support Offices, bilateral and multilateral agencies for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising. Will support resource development based assessments, and draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning RO and NO on-going and future programming.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of global and regional evidence-based WASH and Behaviour Change approaches for development, humanitarian and rehabilitation contexts and ensure these models are embedded in proposals and program designs. In addition, ensures such existing and emerging WASH approaches and models are incorporated into proposals and program designs through appropriate pilots and roll-out strategies.
  • Develop and document WASH best practices, capacity statements, guidelines, tools and standards and incorporate these into proposals and program designs and ensure these models are shared with other Learning Centers and NOs as part of the resource acquisition process.
  • Develop well organized digital database of secured WASH projects funding for the region that can be easily extracted whenever required.
  • Maintain a catalogue of WASH PNS/Grants concept notes and proposals that can be presented to potential donors at short notice.
  • Will develop and implement systems to provide timely information and analysis of on-going and future development, humanitarian emergency and rehabilitative programming to National Offices, Support Offices and external stakeholders such as donors and UN agencies.

    Others:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Resource Development Director and WASH Learning Centre Technical Director.
  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Required:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Must adhere to set security standards.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • Culturally sensitive in professional and personal life.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience:

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: First degree in Development studies or related field with experience in resource mobilization including WASH interventions. A postgraduate degree is preferable.
  • Experience: 5 years experience in the development field working in development and humanitarian emergency interventions, preferably with experience in developing countries.
  • Technical Training qualifications desired: Professional technical skills desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE, HAP), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. OFDA, CIDA, DEC, DFID, Europe Aid, personal security awareness training.
  • Excellent English languages skills; written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated writing skills: the ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working with both bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.
  • A strategic thinker; the ability to develop proposals which meet strategic objectives of donors, the organization, and government.
  • Innovative and the ability to think outside of the box.
  • Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.

    Other Competencies / Attributes:

  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors, International Organizations, UN agencies, INGO etc.
  • Ability to manage donor expectations.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to travel within country and regional.
  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    Work environment: Nairobi. Office-based with frequent travel to National offices and support offices.

    Travel: minimum of 35% International travel is required.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply onlineWorld Vision Resource Development and Acquisition Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Deadline Date: 05-Apr-15


    World Vision Regional Security Coordinator Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

    World Vision International

    Vacancy: Regional Security Coordinator

    Reference: 750-15R25013

    Location: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

    Category: Security

    Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time

    *National position based in the candidates home country in the East Africa Region where WV is registered.

    Purpose of Position: To support the Regional Office in ensuring that security directives as received from SDO, RSD and OCS are realized at National Office level across the EA region and that security capacity is built, monitored and maintained within each national context.

    Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by working with the RSD and National Office Security Managers on security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Capacity Building and Technical Training:

  • Coordinate the assessment and implementation of OCS mandated Core Security Requirements at NO level and develop capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.
  • Implement SAINT training for all staff operating in red and orange rated areas
  • Provide support to RSD in the implementation of SRMT training for each NO in region

    Security Operations:

    Work with Regional Security Director and Field Security managers/ Directors to:

  • Carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.
  • Update Country Risk Ratings as required
  • Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents
  • Conduct security investigations as and when required.
  • Stand in for CSM/RSDs when on leave/ under recruitment or when required.

    Planning:

  • Under guidance from the RSD, assess if Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, training, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training

    Networking and External Liaison / Engagement:

  • Assist in building NO capacity to effectively participate in NGO security networks and ensure information from these groups is disseminated according to agreed protocols.
  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination in conjunction with the RSD

    Reporting and Documentation:

  • Support RSD in the development of security reports to the Region and Office of Corporate Security.
  • Follow up on security incidents as directed and ensure reports are generated in accordance with WV Security Policy.
  • Support RSD in the collection, analysis and dissemination of security information

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • Police/Law Enforcement or military training
  • No previous criminal record or convictions
  • Confirmed employment of the security officer is contingent on him/her passing the HEAT training course within 90 days of employment (probation period)
  • At least 5 years experience in a proven security or emergency service field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors in military, security or law enforcement services).
  • Operational experience / Crisis Management.
  • Training delivery/Capacity building experience
  • Strategic / Managerial experience
  • Minimum three (3) years experience working with UN Agency / INGO
  • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)
  • Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and ritten) particularly in a crisis situation
  • Valid Passport and Drivers
  • First Aid qualified
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings, evidence that they have managed a team.
  • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply onlineWorld Vision Regional Security Coordinator Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Deadline Date: 31-Mar-15


    The BOMA Project Country Director Job in Nanyuki, Kenya

    The BOMA Project seeks to recruit a dynamic management professional who is able to guide a fast-growth organization to fill the position of Country Director for Kenya.

    The BOMA Project is a fast-growing, award-winning organization (non-profit in US; Kenyan NGO) that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the Dry-lands of Africa.

    We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya.

    BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. REAP was launched in 2009.

    Since that time, BOMA has impacted the lives of over 7400 women and 37,000 children in the Samburu and Marsabit Counties of Northern Kenya. Our goal is to replicate and scale our program, changing the lives of 100,000 women and children by 2018.

    Summary of the Role: The Country Director (CD) is expected to provide overall leadership and direction, ensure an effective human resource management and oversee the successful implementation of the long-term goals, strategies, plans, and policies of the organization that support successful implementation of program innervations and activities.

    The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (Based in the US) and will be based in Nanyuki, Kenya with frequent travel to northern Kenya & Nairobi.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and management to the BOMA Project in Kenya, ensure that its mission and core values are put into practice, and the organization achieves its goals and objectives.
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic and business plans.
  • Provide oversight in the design and implementation of program interventions and activities in multiple regions and manage organizational growth in keeping with the BOMA Project strategic plan.
  • Oversee effective and efficient human resource management including; staffing, compensation and motivation, training and development, performance management, employer/employee relations, and security, safety, health and welfare in the organization.
  • Ensure prudent management and use of resources and facilitate development and maintenance of policies, procedures to support high standards of operations while promoting proper financial management, risk management, donor compliance, transparency, and professionalism.
  • Ensure that government policies that affect the programs’ operations and activities of the organizations are properly interpreted and complied with
  • Ensure effective systems and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of programs and activities, and promote application of experiences and lessons learnt from the processes to enhance program work and delivery of services.
  • Facilitate development of new revenue strategies and partnerships that will expand the impact and scale of REAP, including BOMA’s relationships with key international agencies, bi-laterals, donors and partners.
  • Develop and maintain productive strategic relationships with funding partners, media, development partners, target communities, relevant government agencies, general public, private sector, civil society, and any other stakeholders to ensure the BOMA Project’s image is preserved and enhanced.

    Experience:

    The candidate we are looking for should;

  • Be a Holder Bachelor’s degree in Management, International Development, Social Studies or related field (Master’s degree is an added advantage).
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of management experience in the private sector and/or non-profit international sector and previous work experience in a developing country, with deep knowledge of the political, economic and social issues facing the East Africa region.
  • Have in-depth understanding of program design iteration that leads to impact and scale and demonstrate visionary leadership with demonstrated team leadership ability.

    Other Competencies:

  • A passion for, and an excellent working knowledge of behavioral economics
  • Successful track record in strategic design, fundraising and operational management of a team of professionals
  • An innovative and entrepreneurial personality with strong competency in leveraging technology as a means to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in a non-profit environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with target communities, government officials, staff, partners, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies, peers and leaders at all levels
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and administration skills and demonstrated strength in networking
  • Capacity and willingness to travel frequently between the US and East Africa.

    How to Apply

    Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job should be accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected remuneration (gross salary and cash benefits) to reach the address below before the close of business on Monday, 6th April 2015.

    (Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point).

    Executive Selection
    Strategic Dimensions Limited
    Management and Development Consultants
    E-mail: recruitment@strategicdimensions.co.ke,
    CC. strategic@swiftkenya.com

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For more details about the organization visit our website: The BOMA Project


    One Acre Fund Software Quality Assurance Officer Job in Bungoma, Kenya

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Staffing

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: Software Quality Assurance Officer

    Job Location: Bungoma

    Commitment: Six Months renewable subject to performance

    Organization Description: One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

    One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

    Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

    We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve over 135,000 farm families with more than 1400 full-time staff.

    Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take up the position of Software Quality Assurance Officer.

    One Acre Fund is looking for experienced and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

    Tech develops systems in Microsoft Access, SQL Server and C# and helps manage a wide variety of operations from the enrollment of clients, taking farm supply orders, tracking millions of payment transactions, providing software tools for assisting with the delivery of seed and fertilizer.

    We are constantly looking for new ways to improve services to our clients often resulting in radical changes to the way we do things as an organization and in software.

    To help in testing changes to Tech’s services and features, we are hiring a Software Quality Assurance Senior Officer, who will:

  • Improve our current testing procedures to test for a wide variety of data and use cases
  • Help supervise other QA Testers
  • Develop manual test procedures for new Roster and Ops website features
  • Perform scalability testing based on our client number projections
  • Update testing procedures according to changing requirements and new features
  • Coordinate testing, software releases, bug reporting and bug fixes with developers
  • Work with end-users to identify usage bottlenecks and requirement gaps
  • Perform field visits to verify that tools/reports produced by the system are effective in the field

    Qualifications

  • Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Computer skills – Excel, internet, troubleshooting basic problems
  • Diagnostic abilities – can identify the cause/root of problems
  • Desire for quality, and an attention to detail
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; able to discuss complex technical subjects
  • An ability to take the point of view of the user
  • Solid programming skills – preferable, not required
  • Knowledge Roster and the operations website – preferable, not required

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience and education

    Benefits: Performance based bonuses, airtime and small transportation allowances, medical insurance cover

    Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

    One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply

    Submit Resume and Cover letter to: kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Software Quality Assurance Officer + the place you heard of the position) and salary expectation.

    Deadline for resume submissions is on the 11th April 2015 at 5pm.


    University Research Communications and Knowledge Management Short-Term Consultant in Kenya

    Terms of Reference: Short-Term Consultant Communications and Knowledge Management

    Background: URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is focused on building the capacity of host country providers and managers to apply modern quality improvement methods, make essential services accessible to all who need them, and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client, every time.

    An important global objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge management: to facilitate documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement of specific care processes, based on the work of individual Quality Improvement (QI) teams, large-scale improvement efforts, and/or research, and to make this information readily available through Web technology.

    URC USAID ASSIST Project Kenya seeks a short term consultant, Communications and Knowledge Management for a duration of six (6) months.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, and in close cooperation with senior management, the consultant will be responsible for managing documentation of ASSIST Kenya activities and guide the in-country team in synthesizing learning resulting from project implementation and in packaging and disseminating such knowledge to ASSIST Kenya, ASSIST Global, USAID Mission, Ministry of Health, URC Partners and other stakeholders.

    S/he will implement ASSIST strategies on communications and knowledge management, and will design tools, processes and practices for knowledge sharing.

    Specific duties include the following:

  • Help implement effective knowledge management practices for ASSIST, and drive the communication and dissemination of ASSIST projects and activities.
  • Coordinate the ASSIST Kenya team in documenting improvement interventions and results through multiple media, including video clips, photographs, interviews, and case studies.
  • Lead in content development for ASSIST Portal related to improving the quality of health care in Kenya in the areas of service for the most vulnerable children, health system strengthening, PMTCT, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, RH and any other technical area that ASSIST Kenya may be involved in.
  • Write USAID Success Stories and web stories about improvement interventions and results, making this information available as appropriate to the ASSIST portal, USAID Kenya website, and Ministry of Health information channels.
  • Assist in tracking and effectively communicating the results and impact of ASSIST work in Kenya by supporting ASSIST/Kenya team in the design and implementation of knowledge-sharing activities in the country during learning sessions, coaching visits among others.
  • Liaise with knowledge management/communications teams of other agencies and USAID funded projects that are working in areas relevant to ASSIST Kenya.
  • Liaise with ASSIST staff in other countries to share progress, successes, challenges, and engage in country to country knowledge exchanges.
  • Identify and pursue avenues for disseminating results of ASSIST’s work in Kenya at national, regional conferences and at partners meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage the preparation, publication and dissemination of ASSIST knowledge products and services, including helping to determine the best media to achieve its dissemination goals.
  • Support in drafting and editing needs of ASSIST team in Kenya.
  • Conduct other assignments related to communications and knowledge management.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in communication, information science, journalism or development related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience.
  • An established track record in communications and knowledge management, including web management, editing, proofreading and copy editing.
  • Knowledge and experience in social media management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including donors senior government officials.
  • Knowledge of USAID communications, knowledge dissemination and knowledge management are a plus.

    Contract Duration: The consultant will be hired for a period of six (6) months with a possibility of extension. These days do not need to be consecutive.

    However, it is anticipated that a work schedule will be established and once this is done the candidate will be expected to adhere to it.

    The consultant may determine with the Chief of party what schedule will work best for both parties.

    How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified consultants should send their application to hrkenya@urc-chs.com.

    The closing date for submissions is 3rd April, 2015.

    Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.


    Uber Kenya Operations Internship in Nairobi, Kenya

    Operations Intern

    Internship - 3 Months with stipend

    Location: Nairobi

    Uber Kenya, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic start-ups in Kenya and the world, is offering a 3 month internship to join the core team in Nairobi.

    We are seeking a sharp, personable, highly-organized Operations Intern to support our team as we continue to grow our presence in Nairobi.

    We are looking for hustlers who have the ability to get things done and who want to get first-hand operational experience.

    This is an opportunity to work with a stellar operations team on the daily functions that are at the core of Uber. Are you ready to launch your career? Keep reading.

    What is Uber?

    Uber is a technology company.

    We make a smartphone app that provides users with an on-demand, private car service that takes them safely and smoothly to where they need to go, in dozens of countries and hundreds of cities around the world - at the push of a button.

    On another level, Uber is about applying mobile technology, data-driven decision making, and world-class operations teams to solve a massive, offline problem: urban transport.

    These are early days. Come join us, and help us build a new fabric for urban logistics that is redefining the way people experience and get around a city.

    What you’ll do

  • Interact & support drivers through branded interaction at all stages of onboarding
  • Track, order, configure, and disburse equipment to drivers
  • Help with onboarding drivers onto the Uber system
  • Maintain and organize driver documentation
  • Find resolutions to driver issues and questions
  • Respond to support issues both in-person and over email promptly
  • Work closely with the driver operations and logistics teams to streamline process
  • Be the operational glue that holds together major team efforts for large events, promotions and program initiatives

    What you’ll need

  • 2-4 years of operations/analytical studies or related experience (undergraduate or work-experience)
  • Combination of analytical thinking & inter-personal ability to manage partnerships and partner-driver relationships
  • Relevant experience in SQL &/or logistics management is a plus
  • Mainly a startup (all-hands-on-deck) "I bust my ass because I love it" approach
  • Strong detail orientation & Superior organizational skills and great follow through on tasks
  • Ability to work quickly with minimal oversight

    Perks

  • Employees are showered with Uber credits each month.
  • Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.

    To Apply:

    Those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their resumes to apply@dumaworks.comwith the subject line consisting of 'Operations Coordinator Internship 1686',

    Include your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER in the email body.

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Isiolo Transit Hotel Assistant Manager Job in Kenya

    Isiolo Transit Hotel

    Hotel Assistant Manager

    Location: Isiolo

    Job Category: Management

    Work Type: Full Time

    Salary: Very competitive

    Job Description: You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the one of the oldest and biggest hotels in Isiolo.

    You will ensure that you achieve the very best in service and standards through effective people management whilst ensuring that both business targets and customer expectations are met at all times.

    Ideally you will currently be working in the hotel industry in a similar position and looking for a new challenge.

    You will have a hands-on approach, self-motivated and passionate about being the best.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring smooth operations of the hotel and the restaurant/bar
  • Promoting and marketing the hotel
  • Managing budgets and financial plans as well as controlling expenditure
  • Analysing sales figures and devising marketing and revenue management strategies
  • Training and monitoring staff
  • Dealing with customer complaints and comments
  • Supervising maintenance, supplies, renovations and furnishings
  • Dealing with contractors and suppliers

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position in the hotel industry
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • A proven track record of achieving results
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong leadership qualities

    The applications should be sent to the following email address: hoteljobkenya@gmail.com

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Kencall Turkish / Kurdish Speaking Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Turkish / Kurdish Speaking Executive

    Location: Nairobi (Industrial Area)

    Company: Kencall – Call Centre / BPO

    Requirements

  • Excellent command of Turkish / Kurdish language –well spoken/Written
  • Previous contact centre experience
  • Good computer skills
  • Friendly and professional
  • Pro-active, determined and motivated
  • Good listening skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills

    If you possess the above skills send your Cv to hr@kencall.com or before 9th April 2015.

    Important: Be sure to include the following reference subject line to your e-mail for consideration.

    REF: KCWORLD/Y15/APRIL. APPLICATION FOR TURKISH/KURDISH CUSTOMER SERVICE EXECUTIVE POSITION

    Details of your current/expected salary should be provided in the body of application letter.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    HelpAge International Regional Fundraising and Awards Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Re-Advertisement: Regional Fundraising and Awards Manager

    National Position

    Based in Nairobi Kenya

    Contract Duration: 2 years

    HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge International network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.

    HelpAge East, West and Central Africa Region seeks to recruit a Regional Fundraising and Awards manager, to manage the growth of restricted and unrestricted income of HelpAge in Africa from major multi-lateral, bilateral and private foundations by undertaking donor intelligence, providing advice and technical support to the development of high quality programmes that meet donor priorities and ensure donor contractual obligations are met with timely and quality reporting.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in proposal writing, knowledge of major donors, good understanding of project design, planning and implementation as well as significant experience in representing organization in meetings with donors, foundations and Government.

  • Good analytical, research, numeracy, communication, negotiation, time management, IT and interpersonal skills are essential to this position.

    Fluency in English is essential and working knowledge of French is desirable.

    For more information on how to apply and a full job description, please follow this link: Regional Fundraising and Awards Manager

    Closing date 6th April, 2015

    Previous Applications need not re-apply


    One Acre Fund Inputs Procurement Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance

    Function: Inputs Procurement Associate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Nairobi

    Commitment: Minimum 2 years. This is a long term career position.

    Organization Description: One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

    One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

    We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

    Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

    We are growing quickly. In seven years, we have grown to serve over 180,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff in Kenya.

    Team Description: The Inputs Team is responsible for procuring agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, solar lights, other necessary items).

    This entails working with local and international suppliers to collect price quotes, negotiating to get the best price, ensuring the correct agreements are in place, and that deliveries to our warehouses are made on time.

    This requires frequent written and verbal communication with our suppliers as well as the various teams within One Acre Fund that we are procuring inputs for.

    The Inputs team serves One Acre Fund operations in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, so the scope of work is truly international and involves understanding the different needs and available supply in all of these countries.

    Primary Duties of the Inputs Procurement Associate:

  • Work with One Acre Fund operations teams to understand their seed needs and the quantities required and the deadlines for delivery
  • Maintain a database of local and international seed suppliers and understand which inputs they carry.
  • Constantly look out for new seeds in the market and maintain a database for all released seeds in all One Acre Fund countries of operation
  • Execute seed Quality check. Travel to Seed suppliers warehouses across Kenya and Tanzania required.
  • Provide support on Importation and exportation of seeds to and from suppliers and with other One Acre Fund countries of operations.
  • Work with One Acre Fund Logistics team to ensure correct deliveries
  • Reach out to suppliers to get price quotations and negotiate best possible prices.
  • Develop and maintain templates for purchase orders, contracts, and other required documents
  • Work with suppliers to sign contracts and place orders
  • Work with suppliers and One Acre Fund Logistics and Finance teams to ensure timely deliveries and payments.
  • Occasionally provide support on working with clearing agents, and Couriers.
  • Provide general support to Inputs Senior Associate and Inputs Team Manager.

    If you have skills and experience in the areas above please highlight them on your cover letter and resume.

    Qualifications

    We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are organized and proactive.

    Please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized academic institution, at least Second Upper preferred
  • Minimum B- in KCSE or equivalent
  • Willingness to travel Across Tanzania and Kenya to supplier warehouses
  • Experience in procurement preferable, but not required
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communicator with good attention to detail
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English

    Timeline: We are looking for someone to start immediately.

    Compensation: Competitive Salary

    Benefits: Medical insurance cover, transport and Airtime allowance, housing allowance

    Career development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and two annual career reviews.

    We also have regular one-on-one meetings where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

    Opportunity to grow and salary increase are based on personal performance.

    One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply

    Email your cover letter and resume only to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Inputs Procurement Associate + the place you heard of the position).

    Applicants who do not comply with this requirement will not be considered.

    Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Deadline for resume submissions is on the 10th April 2015 at 5pm.


    M-KOPA Solar Senior Hardware Engineer (Fault Analysis) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking

    Position Title: Senior Hardware Engineer (Fault Analysis)

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Start: ASAP

    Reporting to: Head of Engineering/Head of Device Operations

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for offgrid customers.

    The company was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world's leading mobile payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.

    In under 2 years since commercial launch (Oct 2012), M-KOPA has connected over 100,000 homes in East Africa to solar power.

    As of Q4 2014 the company is adding over 10,000 new homes each month and employs nearly 500 full time staff with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the UK and Hong Kong.

    M-KOPA works in partnership with leading mobile network operators including Safaricom in Kenya, and is busy developing additional pay-as-you-go products and services.

    The company has also begun licensing its technology to partners in markets outside East Africa.

    In 2013 M-KOPA was given the Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award by the Financial Times and IFC, and in 2014 was selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as the world's top New Energy Pioneer. The company's innovative business model has been profiled in leading global media including The Economist, the BBC, Bloomberg, the Financial Times and Wired.

    Overall Purpose: M-KOPA has over 100,000 units in market (each unit contains four different electronic devices), and is currently undertaking the piloting of five more potential products.

    It is vital to the company that product returns are quickly diagnosed and accurately so that information can be fed into production (in the case of units that are in market) and into development (in the case of units that are in the piloting phase).

    Where possible returned devices will be repaired for use in a new refurbishment program (in order to minimize electronic waste).

    This program requires the quick identification of faulty components and the structuring of repair processes and quality control processes.

    Key Accountabilities

    1. Fault Diagnosis: Provide technical leadership for a team to diagnose new faults on M-KOPA’s commercial products and its products under pilot:

  • Troubleshoot returned devices to identify faulty components and set up process to easily identify and categorize future returns
  • Identify characteristics (common symptoms) of particular device issues that can be used to confirm that problem over the phone with a customer, or potentially identify the problem emotely (based on data uploaded from the device)

    2. Refurbishment: Lead a program of work relating to device repairs and refurbishment. M-KOPA requires a robust, comprehensive long-term strategy and operational resources to deal effectively with all field returns and warranty swaps:

  • Set up processes for quickly identifying common faults
  • Set up processes for repairing devices, and for ensuring the quality of the repair work
  • Ensure workshop conditions are of the highest standard to guarantee the longevity of devices that are repaired
  • Manage the technical standard of outgoing quality control for refurbished units

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education: Minimum Bachelors, preferably a Masters degree in electrical engineering or electronics;

    Experience: Experienced in troubleshooting and fault analysis of consumer based electronic products; good team management experience (work load prioritization and supervision);

    Knowledge / Skills: Strong communicator; hands-on team leadership; ability to clearly report device issues to a non engineering audience; ability to diagnose problems at a PCB level with or without the circuit schematic

    Required: Based Nairobi; minimum three years work experience in a fault analysis/diagnosis role;

    Beneficial: Knowledge of ‘connected devices’ (GSM)

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-SHEFA-0315

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview.

    Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    One Acre Fund Strategy & Research Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Industry: Social Enterprise / International Development

    Function: Internal Consulting Team

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: Strategy & Research Specialist

    Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job

    Organization Description: Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world.

    One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

    Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

    We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

    Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre.

    We are growing quickly. In eight years, we have grown to serve 200,000 farm families with more than 2,500 full-time staff, and we will triple again in the coming three years. Our approach has won widespread validation, including grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID.

    Job Description: As a rapidly growing organization, there are constant opportunities to expand One Acre Fund’s scale and impact while improving the organization’s efficiency.

    Strategy & Research Specialists in the Internal Consulting Team will support managing projects to pursue these growth opportunities and operational improvements.

    As a Strategy & Research Specialist, you will gain exposure to many parts of One Acre Fund, as projects span across departments, such as Finance, Business Development, Product Innovations, Field Operations, Human Resources, M&E, and New Country Expansion.

    Strategy & Research Specialists will own portions of projects, focusing on primary and secondary research, and quantitative analysis.

    This role is part of a long-term career-track at One Acre Fund, and with strong performance, the Strategy & Research Specialist will have the opportunity to grow into the Strategy & Research Analyst position.

    Examples of the types of projects that the Strategy & Research Specialist could work on include:

  • Operational Improvement projects designed to make us more efficient and effective. For instance, analyzing farmer repayment data then devising novel strategies to increase repayment. Such work involves quantitate analysis in software like MS Excel.
  • Strategic Growth projects to evaluate and refine One Acre Fund's growth strategy. For instance, determining which districts or new countries make sense for future expansion. Strategy & Research Specialists will conduct secondary research, expert interviews, and data analysis with guidance from their manager.
  • Short-Term Assignments that address immediate organizational needs through research and analytical support. For instance, consulting academic and scientific organizations to improve the design of a new crop trial. These projects require quick thinking, organization and planning skills, and strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

    Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests heavily in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

    We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews.

    We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

    Strategy & Research Specialists will have access to regular and ongoing professional development opportunities aimed at building the soft and hard skills required for quick professional growth.

    Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 3 years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for development work.

    Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Work Experience: Candidates should have 1-3 years of strong work experiences in research and data analysis. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative, results-driven environment. Candidates with management consulting, finance, and strategic planning backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Leadership: We are looking for candidates with demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Examples of demonstrated leadership experience include managing a team or initiating a new project.
  • Education: Strong undergraduate background at a top Kenyan or international university. Degrees in business, management, economics, statistics, or related fields preferred.
  • Quantitative skills: Demonstrated comfort learning statistics and quantitative analysis.
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication. Able to summarize and synthesize information. Attitude:

    1. Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.

    2. Flexibility: You should be comfortable with ambiguity and quickly learning new skills and subjects.

    3. Growth: You should be open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes

  • Other Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and
  • PowerPoint. Intermediate or better typing speed.
  • Language: English required; Swahili preferred; French is a bonus. Preferred Start Date: Flexible

    Compensation: Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with raises for performance.

    To Apply

    Complete this form (Strategy & Research Specialist Job in Nairobi ).

    You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples.

    East Africans Encouraged to Apply


    Bosch Group Personal Assistant to GM Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Personal Assistant to GM

    Summary: The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of Mobility Solutions, Energy and Building Technology, Industrial Technology, and Consumer Goods. More than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion Euros in 2013

    The Bosch Group operates in East Africa from a regional office in Nairobi offering auto parts and testing equipment, workshop concepts, power tools, and security systems and has planned expansion to Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, and Nigeria

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the General Manager-East Africa, and as the Personal Assistant, you will be responsible for efficiently and effectively coordinating finance and administrative functions so as to ensure that its operations run smoothly.

    You will be the contact person for external service providers and partners including payroll service providers, auditors/tax consultants in addition to being the liaison person with the South Africa office for shared services.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Capture financial and accounting records and ensure all transactions are recorded in the ERP.
  • Assist the General Manager in ensuring the local office is in compliance to the Kenyan legal environment including tax laws.
  • Prepare VAT and other tax returns schedules and submissions in compliance with the legal requirements.
  • Prepare payments and account for expenditure in the Nairobi office
  • Assist in the planning of all meetings and /or conferences and marketing events organization as required
  • Organizing travel arrangements on behalf of local and international staff including Hotel bookings
  • Coordinate communications between Nairobi office and Regional office in South Africa.
  • Be the contact person for external service providers for outsourced services such as payroll and Human Resources.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Business or related field
  • At least 7 years working experience as a Personal Assistant and/or office management in a multinational organization
  • Experience working with an ERP software (preferably SAP) is a must
  • Good appreciation of finance and finance related responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with partners both local and international.
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English
  • Attention to detail

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    Sanergy Agricultural Products Sales & Marketing Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Agricultural Products Sales & Marketing Manager

    About Us: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that is creating new organic agricultural inputs that will reverse the trend of declining harvests and increasing prices for farmers.

    We are preparing to launch our first agricultural input, a locally produced, high-quality organic fertilizer.

    Sanergy is looking for an experienced Agricultural Products Sales & Marketing Manager to build and grow our team responsible for increasing awareness of our fertilizer products and completing sales.

    This role will require a combination of skills and experience.

    We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience managing direct sales relationships and building effectiveness/capacity of teams
  • A love for working directly with customers and rolling up one's sleeves on trial set-ups, monitoring, reporting, and relationship development to acquire new adopters
  • A deep interest in the challenges of bringing new products to market
  • Deep knowledge of the agricultural landscape in Kenya, and experience working with organic inputs
  • Extensive contacts and network within the agricultural sector in Kenya (especially medium and large-scale commercial farms)
  • Keen agronomic skills. The ability to diagnose farmers’ needs and counsel them on improved farming practices.
  • Excellent communication and relationship development skills -- both with customers and our internal team.
  • This is a leadership role which will provide a varied experience with a high degree of influence and autonomy in a rapidly growing company as it launches new products into the market.

    Responsibilities

  • Overseeing activities in Fertilizer Sales & Marketing. Setting team goals, meeting sales targets, and reporting back to company directorship
  • Working directly with farmers – Evaluating soil health and farming practices, explaining product benefits, recommending application rates, managing trials, closing sales, and following up to ensure consumer satisfaction and product effectiveness
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, etc. necessary to expand the team
  • Receiving customer feedback and working with our technical team to ensure that product specifications match farmers’ desires
  • Developing initiatives to connect with co-operatives, export agencies, and other growing schemes to open up new institutional sales channels
  • Working with regulatory agencies and certification boards to ensure good standing
  • Monitoring field trials and contributing to technical efforts on product improvement
  • Ensuring compliance to all industry standards and internal quality systems, maintaining confidentiality and protocols

    How to Apply:

    Those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their resumes to apply@dumaworks.com with the subject line consisting of 'Agri-Sales & Marketing Manager 1688',

    Include your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER in the email body.

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Gap Marketing Team Leader Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Company: Gap Marketing Limited

    Job Title: Team Leader

    To be based in Kisumu / Nyanza Region

    Department: Field Marketing

    Job tile Reports to: Project Manager

    Gap Marketing, a leading Field Marketing Services provider in East Africa seeks to strengthen its growing operations by recruiting for Team Leader to be based in Kisumu / Nyanza Region

    Responsibilities

  • To lead, supervise and monitor Field Marketing Representatives in assigned area
  • To consolidate and report market intelligence and other reports
  • To assist in recruitment, training and induction of new Field Marketing Representatives
  • General coordination of your assigned area to ensure compliance to client’s demands
  • Effective implementation of other clients initiatives like promotions as may be briefed from time to time
  • Carrying out effective supervision through scheduled and random back checks as well as shadow calls.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Project Manager.

    Competencies

  • A diploma in sales or Marketing
  • Must have IT skills
  • Good communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Good selling skills
  • Experience in merchandising and promotions

    Interested candidates are invited to send an application letter, CVs and copies of relevant certificates (including KCSE certificate) to hr@gap-marketing.com to be received on or before Thursday, 2nd April 2015


    Gap Marketing Dental Students, Dental Nurses and Dental Clinical Officers Weekend Jobs in Kenya

    Gap Marketing, a leading Trade Marketing Services provider in East Africa seeks to strengthen its growing operations by recruiting for the following positions on short term

    Dental Students - 2nd year to 3rd year

    Dental Nurses

    Dental Clinical Officers

    Project Life: 12 weekends - 32 days (Saturdays and Sundays ONLY)

    Location (Regions): Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret

    Responsibilities

  • Push sales in assigned area / outlet / region
  • Give brand talk to customers
  • To do sampling of products
  • Reporting
  • Account for materials assigned

    Requirements

  • Should at least have knowledge/experience in Marketing/Sales
  • Ability to engage client, can strike a conversation
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Confident and a go getter
  • Attention to detail/reporting skills
  • Integrity
  • 20 -25 years of age

    Deadline for applications is 2nd April 2015.

    Applications should be sent to hr@gap-marketing.com


    Save the Children Child Protection Coordinator Job in Dadaab, Kenya

    Position Name: Child Protection Coordinator

    Position Code: DADB CPCO

    Team / Programme: Child Protection Programme

    Location: Dadaab

    Grade: 3

    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

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Scope of Role: To coordinate effective implementation of child protection activities in Hagadera camp and Host Community, inter-camp coordination, and monitoring of activities.

    The individual is responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to Child Protection Officers and incentive workers.

    Reports to: Child Protection Manager

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Deputize the CP Programme for the overall management responsibility for all CP staff.

    1. Lead and motivate the CP team to ensure effective project implementation.

    2. Ensure key problems are brought to the attention of the CP Program Manager and other relevant senior staff for discussion and review.

    3. Ensure that all relevant staff receives appropriate induction and training. Make regular support visits to camps.

    4. Develop and implement an integrated reintegration strategy for vulnerable children returning to their communities with a particular emphasis on education and livelihoods strategies. Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities:

    1. Assist CP teams to identify the technical support required in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities. 2. Work with project staff to assist in the development of new project proposals and the evaluation and documentation of programme activities.

  • Develop and undertake training in aspects of child protection for programme and project staff as well as children, partners and community-based child protection networks.
  • Mentor the relevant staff to facilitate the continued development of his project, budget and personnel management capacity.
  • Work with the field Officer to oversee the management of the Separated Children’s Database as a tool for information storage and analysis, and case management.
  • Represent and advocate with community, partners as well as other external visitors.
  • Liaise closely with other actors in the child protection sector on issues related to children associated with armed groups and forces. Ensure that consideration is given to their particular needs within general programme reintegration strategies. Support in the resource and budget management of the CP programmes.
  • Work closely with the education sector to integrate protection issues into the education programme, advocate for protection elements to be incorporated into the national curricula, and advocate for the formation of protective policies by the ministry of education and local education authorities.
  • Continue to develop understanding on children’s meaningful participation throughout the programme, and work with child protection staff on strategies to enable children to identify and address the issues of concern to them and promote their voices in local, regional and national.
  • Take forward analysis and integrated strategies already produced on child labour issues in operational areas.
  • Build the capacity of the staff to raise awareness on children’s rights within the customary juvenile justice and civil law systems. Ensure that children’s opinions are considered within the process of customary law codification and harmonization.
  • Continue to advocate for a national strategy for dealing with the resolution of abduction throughout the country. Continue to work towards the creation of enabling environments to resolve abduction caseloads in operational areas, and support Project Officers to undertake the process of identification, retrieval, tracing and return.
  • Work with appropriate partners within the child protection sector to ensure that children’s rights are considered in the process of legislation formation and institution building.

    Working Contacts

    External: The job holder is required to have regular contact with other similar organization, children, community, and government organization.

    Internal: The job requires the job holder to have direct relationship with all staff and management at all levels in ensuring the organizational policies and procedures..

    Qualifications and Experience

  • At least Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in similar settings.
  • Substantial management experience, preferably in emergency programmes
  • Demonstrable competence in proposal and report writing
  • Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring
  • Experience of community participation, ownership and empowerment
  • Competent in using email and computer packages such as Word and Excel
  • Commitment to Save the Children's child safeguarding Policy

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    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 10th April 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor

    Republic of Kenya

    Public Service Commission

    Re-Advertisement

    Recruitment of Deputy Governor - Central Bank of Kenya

    Declaration of a Vacancy

    Pursuant to the provisions of Article 231 of the Constitution and Sections 10-15 of the Central Bank of Kenya Act, Chapter 491 Laws of Kenya, an advertisement for the posts of Chairperson, Governor and Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya was placed in the daily newspapers on 11th March, 2015.

    Details of all the applicants for the three (3) positions and those shortlisted for the positions of Chairperson and Governor can be accessed on the Commission’s website: www.publicservice.go.ke

    However, the position of the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya did not attract adequate qualified applicants and therefore the need to re-advertise as below:

    (Those who had applied for this position in the earlier advertisement need not

    reapply). Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

    One (1) Post

    For appointment to the position of Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya, a person should:

    (i) be a citizen of Kenya;

    (ii) be a fit and proper person of recognized professional standing;

    (iii) have a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Banking, Finance or Law;

    (iv) have over ten (10) years experience at senior management level in the field of economics, banking, finance, law or other fields relevant to the functions of the Central Bank;

    (v) have knowledge or experience in monetary, financial, banking and economic matters or other disciplines relevant to the functions of the Central Bank; and

    (vi) be a person of integrity and meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Added advantage: Proven track record of performance at senior management position in a large public, private or international organization.

    Personal Attributes

    (i) be a strategic, result oriented, creative and analytical thinker.

    (ii) have proven leadership and top management skills.

    (iii) sound judgment and decision making skills.

    (iv) excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Governor shall be responsible to the Governor, Central Bank of Kenya and will deputize the Governor in all his duties and responsibilities.

    Disqualification Criteria

    No person shall be appointed as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya if he/she is:

    (a) a Member of the Parliament or a Member of a County Assembly;

    (b) a salaried employee of any public entity (except on a secondment basis);

    (c) a director, officer, employee, partner in or shareholder of any specified bank or specified financial institution.

    The Deputy Governor shall not engage in any paid employment or business or professional activity outside the duties of their respective offices.

    Interested applicants are requested to note that:

    (i) The Deputy Governor shall hold office for a term of four years, but shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term of four years.

    (ii) The Deputy Governor shall be paid by the Bank such salaries and allowances as may be determined from time to time.

    (iii) This advertisement can be accessed on the Commission’s website www.publiceservice.go.ke. The names of all applicants and those shortlisted shall be published on the Commission’s website after the closure of the advert.

    (iv) All applicants should attach clearances from the following bodies:

    (a) Kenya Revenue Authority,

    (b) Higher Education Loans Board,

    (c) A licensed Credit Reference Bureau,

    (d) Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission,

    (e) Director of Criminal Investigations,

    (f) Relevant Professional Body.

    Mode of Application

    (i) All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials, clearances, publications (if any) and any other relevant supporting documents.

    (ii) Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya” and addressed and delivered to:

    The Secretary,
    Public Service Commission,
    Commission House,
    P.O. Box 30095 – 00100
    Nairobi.

    So as to be received on or before 9th April, 2015 (latest by 5.00 p.m.)

    Alice A. Otwala (Mrs.) CBS
    Secretary/CEO
    Public Service Commission


    Call for Applications for Akili Dada’s Young Women’s Leadership Development Workshops

    Call for Applications for Akili Dada’s Young Women’s Leadership Development Workshops

    Completed applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 9th 2015

    About Akili Dada: Akili Dada is a leadership incubator investing in high-achieving young African women from underprivileged backgrounds who are passionate about leadership and social change.

    The Young Women’s Leadership Development Workshops Leveraging our expertise as a leadership incubator, Akili Dada is convening ‘The Young Women’s Leadership Workshops’ for young women community leaders from across Kenya.

    Eligibility criteria

  • Be young women (between the ages of 18-30) serving in their communities.
  • Be holding a leadership position in their communities.
  • Be interested in political leadership.

    To apply for these workshops, send a 2-page document indicating your full names, date of birth and contact details.

    You must also include a short description of your motivation for applying for this opportunity, your experience in serving your community, the development plans you hope to see in your county and where you see yourself in the next 5 years.

    Applications MUST be accompanied by two references (should not be a family member) and their contact details

    Applications to be sent to

    apply@akilidada.org

    or

    The Director - Innovation in Leadership Program,
    Akili Dada
    P.O. Box 27847-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The application deadline is Thursday, April 9th 2015, for more information email info@akilidada.org or visit Akili Dada

    Young women from marginalized and pastoralist communities, living with disabilities or from Arid and Semi Arid areas are especially encouraged to apply.


    Kisii University Internal Auditor and Assistant Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

    Kisii University

    Office of the Vice Chancellor

    Internal Auditor I

    Grade XII

    Ref: KSU/AD/04/03/2015

    1 Post

    Reports to the Senior Internal Auditor

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • MBA in Finance or Accounting;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option);
  • CPA Finalist with three (3) years audit experience after qualifying as a CPA;
  • Registered with ICPAK;
  • Proven computer literacy;
  • Exemplary work performance;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

    Job Summary

  • Prepare audit reports;
  • Carry out review of audit systems and procedures;
  • Supervise assigned staff;
  • Carry out audit of transactions;
  • Develop audit techniques;
  • Ensure implementation of audit policies;
  • Ensure implementation of audit work plan and programmes ;
  • Prepare audit reports;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by immediate supervisor;

    Salary Scale

  • Basic Salary Scale of Ksh79,014 x 3,2063p.a -97,656 x 3,206 p.a – 104,067 p.m.
  • Attractive house and other allowances will be paid.

    Assistant Internal Auditor II

    Grade IX

    Ref: KSU/AD/05/03/2015

    1 Post

    Reports to the Senior Internal Auditor

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting option)
  • CPA Finalist with three (3) years audit experience after qualifying as a CPA
  • Proven computer literacy.
  • Exemplary work performance
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

    Job Summary

  • Prepare audit reports;
  • Carry out review of audit systems and procedures;
  • Supervise assigned staff;
  • Ensure implementation of audit policies;
  • Ensure the implementation of audit work plan and programmes;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Salary Scale

  • Basic Salary Scale of Ksh 33,410 x 1,289 p.a - 41,558x 1,703 p.a – 48,371 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 16th April, 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.


    Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment Jobs in Mombasa and Kwale Counties, Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    State Department of Water

    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (Phase 1)

    (Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA52680)

    Re-Advertisement

    Expression of Interest

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /003/2014-2015

    Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment – Mombasa and Kwale Counties

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project - Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment – Mombasa and Kwale Counties for a period of one (1) year.

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted on dgMarket, at the Ministry website Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday - Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 27th April, 2014 at 10:00am Kenyan Local time.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/003/2014-2015 - STRATEGY ADVISOR FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENT – MOMBASA AND KWALE COUNTIES” addressed to:

    Project Manager,
    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project,
    State Department of Water
    Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources,
    Maji House, Ngong Road,
    P. O. Box 49720-00100,
    Nairobi.

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313.

    E-mail : ewscr-project@water.go.ke


    Kenya National Examinations Council Jobs in Kenya

    THE Kenya National Examinations Council Wishes to recruit self motivated and qualified Professionals for various vacant positions. Descriptions of these vacancies and their requirements are outlined here below:

    1.0 SENIOR DEPUTY SECRETARY – TEST DEVELOPMENT: KNEC SCALE EC 15 (ONE POST)

    The Senior Deputy Secretary, will head the Department of Test Development and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall programming and coordination of the Test Development programmes;
  • Oversee the integration of ICT into Test Development operations and institutionalize automated systems for test development programmes;
  • Preparation and implementation of the departmental work plans, annual and quarterly procurement plans plus budgets for the department;
  • Staff management in the department
  • Coordinate the Implementation of the Council Strategic Plan in the Department.

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education or its equivalent;
  • Masters Degree in Education or equivalent qualification;
  • Nine (9) years experience in a senior position handling examinations development and administration with 18 years cumulative and relevant work experience in reputable educational institutions. Those below Job group ‘Q’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in the theory and practice of educational measurement and evaluation as well as theory of curriculum development;
  • Candidates who have attended the Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution will have an added advantage;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications.

    2.0 DEPUTY SECRETARY – INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: KNEC SCALE EC 14 (ONE POST) – (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Deputy Secretary will be reporting to the Senior Deputy Secretary, Information Communications Technology Department and will head a Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate ICT program activities as well as implementation of ICT projects;
  • Prepare ICT status reports and ensure that professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
  • Undertake periodic review of ICT system projects and procedures and recommend improvements;
  • Initiate policy review and update existing regulations on ICT management.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology/Electronics Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Professional ICT qualifications such as MCSD, OCP, MCSE etc;
  • Served in a senior position with supervisory and managerial responsibilities for at least three (3) years and with relevant cumulative working experience of at least twelve (12) years in a reputable institution;
  • Record of successful delivery of a large ICT system development/integration project as a team leader;
  • Candidates who have attended the Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution will have an added advantage;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

    3.0 PRINCIPAL EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY (LANGUAGES): KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Principal Examinations Secretary will head a section and report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization.
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have served in a similar position with supervisory and managerial responsibilities for at least three (3) years and with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution
  • Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will have an added advantage;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration, assessment and research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications.

    4.0 PRINCIPAL EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY (APPLIED SCIENCES): KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Principal Examinations Secretary will head a section and report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization.
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in education in a relevant field or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have served in a similar position with supervisory and managerial responsibilities for at least three (3) years and with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution
  • Candidates who have attended the Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will have an added advantage;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration, assessment and research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications;

    5.0 PRINCIPAL EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY (MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING): KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Principal Examinations Secretary will head a section and report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization.
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution OR Bachelors Degree in Mechanical OR Electrical OR Electronics Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Education; OR Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline plus Post Graduate Diploma in Education OR Higher National Diploma in Technical Education;
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field;
  • Must have served in a similar position with supervisory and managerial responsibilities for at least three (3) years and with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution
  • Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will have an added advantage;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration, assessment and research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications.

    6. PRINCIPAL EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY, EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATION- (SCRIPTS MANAGEMENT): KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST)

    The successful candidate will report to a head of Division in Field Administration and may head a Section to provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officer will be charged with the handling of candidate scripts from the field, packaging to Marking Centres and safe custody.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education; OR Any Bachelors Degree with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field or equivalent qualifications;
  • Have served in a similar position with supervisory and managerial responsibilities for at least three (3) years and with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution;
  • Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will have an added advantage;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration,/assessment, and research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications.

    7. CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OFFICER: KNEC SCALE EC 12 (ONE POST)

    The Human Resource Officer at this level will provide effective co-ordination and execution of specific activities within the wide range of the human resource management functions. Reporting will be to a head of section in the HRM Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Planning and executing human resources management and development activities associated with recruitment, appointments, promotions and staff development as well as interpretation and implementation of human resource management policies, rules and regulations relating to staff appraisal, industrial and employee relations, remuneration and staff welfare.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualifications and Higher National Diploma in HRM (KNEC);
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent;
  • Served in the grade of Senior Human Resource Management Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a similar position but with a cumulative working experience of at least twelve (12) years in a related field in a reputable institution;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya (IHRM-K);
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

    8.0 CHIEF ICT OFFICER (SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT): KNEC SCALE EC 12 (TWO POSTS) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to a Head of Division in the ICT Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with user departments to understand the business processes/problems, review and evaluate existing/proposed systems and make recommendations on suitable solutions;
  • Design and develop systems for administration and management of business processes as well as conducting trial runs of the systems to ensure compliance with desired results;
  • Develop a deployment plan for the systems developed including installation, testing and training;
  • Progress the existing software system applications and architecture in various areas as business process demands;
  • Guide, mentor and supervise a team of developers;
  • Managing access controls and security;
  • Monitor the performance and integration of specified applications at section level;
  • Perform project management function when required.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology or equivalent qualification plus professional ICT qualifications such as MCSD, CISA etc; Hands on experience in dot NET framework is mandatory;
  • Candidates with Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will have an added advantage;
  • At least one year experience as a Senior Information Communications Technology Officer with supervisory and managerial responsibilities and nine (9) years work experience in a large and reputable institution;
  • Candidates who have attended a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution will have an added advantage;
  • Hands-on experience in the following software development environment: SQL, Java, Oracle, visual Studio, Business Intelligence report writing tools such as Crystal, IIS and web/mobile application frameworks;
  • A record of successful delivery of large application systems as a team or leader. Those with examinations-related applications will have an added advantage;
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business process owners to get things done;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications

    9.0 CHIEF ICT OFFICER (NETWORK ADMINISTRATION): KNEC SCALE EC 12 (ONE POST) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to the Head of Division in the ICT Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing infrastructure servers to ensure availability and reliable data communications;
  • Manage and administer the security and backup systems;
  • Manage the Council e-mail system for quotas, accessibility, upgrade and abuse for efficient communication;
  • Manage the physical network infrastructure including wired and wireless LAN, to ensure access to the network;
  • Liaise with contracted vendors on maintenance of WAN/LAN resources to ensure optimum availability;
  • Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of network hardware and software;
  • Perform project management functions when necessary;
  • Providing regular feedback on network performance and system administration for administrative purposes;
  • Assign and review the work of network and system administrators in the section.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology or equivalent qualification;
  • Professional ICT qualifications such as CCNA/CCNP, MCSE, IT security certification etc;
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • At least one year experience as a Senior Information Communications Technology Officer with supervisory and managerial responsibilities and nine (9) years work experience in a large and reputable institution;
  • Candidates who have attended a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution will have an added advantage;
  • Thorough knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, such as VSAT, WLANs, VPN, etc;
  • Data centre skills and certifications will have an added advantage e.g. Certified Data Centre Management Professional; Hands-on experience on enterprise servers etc;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

    10.0 SENIOR SECURITY OFFICER: KNEC SCALE EC 11 (ONE POST)

    The Officer at this level will report to the Deputy Secretary - Administration in the Human Resource Management & Administration Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing, administration and coordination of all the security activities and functions for efficient, effective operations of the Council;
  • Developing and reviewing security procedures and systems on regular basis;
  • Monitoring, analyzing and implementing security risk assessment procedures;
  • Investigating all security incidences and liaising with other security agencies.

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A relevant Bachelors Degree and professional training at Diploma or Higher National Diploma level in Criminology or security operations or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a senior position for at least three (3) years and nine (9) years cumulative experience handling security operations in a reputable institution;
  • Should be a person of high integrity with professional training in security work/matters from the Kenya Police or the Armed Forces at the rank of Chief Inspector and above;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Must have a first Aid Certificate and Fire Marshall training;
  • Management course lasting for at least four (4) weeks;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    11.0 EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY III: (MARINE ENGINEERING) KNEC SCALE EC 10 (ONE POST) - (RE-ADVERTISED)

    The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Marine Engineering Examinations and related activities.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Marine or Naval Engineering plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant field with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Three (3) years experience in handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    12.0 EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY II – BIOLOGY: KNEC SCALE EC 10

    The successful candidate for this position will report to a Head of Section and will work in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officer will be responsible for the organization, programming and coordination of development of Biology question papers and other related disciplines.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in Biology OR Bachelor of Science Degree specializing in Biology with a post Graduate Diploma in Education.
  • Minimum of six (6) years teaching Biology at Secondary/College level;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    13.0 MANUSCRIPTS SECRETARY III: KNEC SCALE EC 9 (THREE POSTS) - (READVERTISED)

    A Manuscripts Secretary III will report to a Head of Section in the Manuscripts Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • An officer at this level will be expected to receive manuscripts from subject officers, type, typeset, proof read, design and format the document;
  • Effect changes/corrections as directed and handle machine copies confidentially and maintain security in storage and retrieval;
  • Capturing and banking of pre-tested items received in the Division for future use.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Education in Secretarial Studies or Business Studies from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree in relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Relevant experience for at least three (3) years;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications
  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications.

    14.0 INTERNAL AUDITOR II: KNEC SCALE EC 9

    The Internal Auditor II will report and be answerable to the Chief Internal Auditor.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute detailed audit programmes and prepare audit reports on areas audited with relevant recommendations;
  • Carry out audit investigations as required from time to time;
  • Carry out systems audit reviews to assess the effectiveness of risk management and adequacy of internal controls;
  • Monitor the implementation of the agreed audit recommendations.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Economics, Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option) Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant Part II (CPA-II) or its equivalent;
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience;
  • Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) certification will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications. 15.0 PRINTER II: KNEC SCALE EC 9

    The Officer at this level will report to a head of section in Printing Division in the Departmentof Printing and Manuscripts.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and coordinate printing operations;
  • Enforce rules and regulations; advise on plant, machine and material purchase;
  • Account for production of work;
  • Verify and review estimates for orders,
  • Analyze work in progress; allocate and supervise work;
  • Overseeing machine and equipment maintenance;
  • Plan packing activities for the division and implement the same;
  • Ensure availability of packing materials;
  • Ensure all documents are certified before packing;
  • Receive packing list; Ensure security of all processed documents.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Printing Technology, Printing Administration, Print Media, Graphic Arts or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Higher National Diploma in Printing Technology (KNEC);
  • Three (3) years relevant experience with six (6) years cumulative experience in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;
  • KCSE mean grade C+ or its equivalent;
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police.

    16.0 EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY II – AGRICULTURE: KNEC SCALE EC 10

    The successful candidate for this position will report to a Head of Section and will work in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officer will be responsible for the organization, programming and coordination of development of Agriculture question papers and other related disciplines.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education OR Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with post Graduate Diploma in Education.

  • Minimum of six (6) years teaching Agriculture at Secondary/College level;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    17.0 PLANNING OFFICER III: KNEC SCALE EC 9

    The successful Officer will be reporting to the Senior Planning Officer.

    Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate Council economic planning activities;
  • Carry out economic planning analyses; supervise and coordinate the development of the Council's strategic plans and policies;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of projects and programs;
  • Facilitate all Departments to have their departmental work plans in place and collect and present statistical data in the form of survey reports and bulletins.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Statistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Relevant working experience of at least three (3) years in Economic Planning or related field;
  • KCSE mean grade C+ or its equivalent.
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;

    18.0 EXAMINATIONS SECRETARY III – EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATION: KNEC SCALE EC 9 (THREE POSTS)

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will report to a Head of Section and will work in Examinations Administration Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officers will be responsible for the implementation of instructions, planning operational logistics and coordinating of tasks done by different teams and other related disciplines.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Education or any bachelors degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Three (3) years experience handling examinations related activities or equivalent in a reputable institution;
  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    19.0 RESEARCH ASSISTANT II – KNEC SCALE EC 8 (TEN POSTS)

    The successful candidates will be reporting to a Head of Section in Research Division. This is the entry position in the Research Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officer at this level will be expected to perform defined research tasks such as data collection, analysis, draft proposals and compile reports.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or its equivalent with Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C+ or its equivalent;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of educational research, assessment and psychometrics will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    20.0 EXAMINATIONS ASSISTANT III - EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATION: KNEC SCALE EC 5 (THIRTEEN POSTS)

    This is the entry level for the Examinations Assistant cadre. The Officer at this level will report to the immediate supervisor in the relevant department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data entry and verification for a variety of examinations related activities;
  • General Examination duties including receiving, recording, vetting, validating candidate’s entry requirements and compilation of statistical records;
  • Ensuring proper and efficient filing system and safe custody of records and maintenance of data security and confidentiality.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)mean grade C plain;
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology (ICT) or Computer Science course lasting not less than three (3) months from a recognized institution.

    21.0 SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT III: KNEC SCALE EC 5 (SEVEN POSTS)

    This is the entry and induction grade for Secretarial Assistants.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Type routine letters and memos from drafts and manuscripts and process data;
  • Operate office equipments and ensure the security of office equipments, documents and records and ensure the filing of documents;
  • Attend to visitors and clients;
  • Receive, record and dispatch mail and maintain a register of outgoing and incoming mail including cross referencing of correspondence;
  • Handle telephone calls, diary and appointments; and
  • 6 Report on any need for office repairs and request for office stationery.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • The following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council:

    a) Typewriting II (minimum 40 w.p.m)/Computerized Document Processing II

    b) Business English I/Communications I

    c) Office Practice I; and

    d) Commerce I

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C (plain) with at least C (plain) in English Language;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, MS-Word, Ms-Excel and Ms-Access) from a recognized institution.

    22.0 DRIVER III : SCALE EC 4 (FIVE POSTS)

    The successful candidates will be reporting to the Transport Officer in the Administration Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Routine driving duties, detecting and reporting any malfunctions of the vehicle;
  • Ensure security and safety of the vehicle and passengers on and off the road;
  • Keeping and processing of motor vehicle documents and maintenance;
  • Maintain work ticket for the assigned vehicle.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D plain or its equivalent;
  • Valid driving licence Class BCE free from endorsement;
  • Passed Occupational Test Grade III for Drivers;
  • At least four (4) years previous satisfactory driving experience after obtaining the driving licence;
  • Accident-free record within the last four (4) years;
  • First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution; and
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police.

    23.0 TELEPHONE OPERATOR III – KNEC SCALE EC 5

    The Officer at this level will be reporting to a Head of Section in Administration Division.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Carry out telephone operation duties on the switch board.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C plain or its equivalent;
  • Certificate in Telephone Operations lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
  • Certificate in computer applications skills;
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police.

    TERMS OF OFFER

    The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before April 17, 2015 to:

    The Head of Human Resources Division
    The Kenya National Examinations Council
    P O Box 73598 - 00200
    NAIROBI.

    Note:

    1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

    2. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council.

    3. Must meet all the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.


    Moi University Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Two (2) copies of applications should be submitted in writing together with an updated curriculum vitae giving details of applicant's age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated.

    Applications are to be addressed to:-

    Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Research & Extension
    Moi University
    P.O Box 3900,
    Eldoret,

    (Teaching positions)

    OR

    Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration & Finance
    Moi University
    P.O Box 3900,
    Eldoret,

    (Non Teaching Positions)

    So as to reach him not later than 8th April, 2015 Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelope within three weeks from the date of this advertisement. For those already in employment, applications should be channelled through their Heads of Departments.

    N/B: ‘’Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted’’.

    ‘’Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification’’

    ‘’Moi University is an equal opportunity employer’’

    1. SCHOOL OF LAW
    Department of Private Law

    Professor - Scale 15 (xv) MU/AC/3/1/2015
    Associate Professor - Scale 14 (xiv) MU/AC/3/2/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) MU/AC/3/3/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/4/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11(xi) MU/AC/3/5/2015

    Department of Public Law
    Professor - Scale 15 (xv) MU/AC/3/6/2015
    Associate Professor - Scale 14 (xiv) MU/AC/3/7/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) MU/AC/3/8/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/9/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11(xi) MU/AC/3/10/2015

    Department of Commercial Law
    Professor - Scale 15 (xv) MU/AC/3/11/2015
    Associate Professor - Scale 14 (xiv) MU/AC/3/12/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) MU/AC/3/13/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/14/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11(xi) MU/AC/3/15/2015

    Department of Legal Aid Clinic & Externships
    Professor - Scale 15 (xv) MU/AC/3/16/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) MU/AC/3/17/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/18/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11(xi) MU/AC/3/19/2015

    2. SCHOOL OF TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS MGT
    Department of Tourism Management

    Professor - Scale 15 (xv) (1 position) MU/AC/3/20/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/21/2015
    Department of Travel and Tour Operations Mgt
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/22/2015
    Technician - Scale A/B/C (1 position) MU/AD/3/1/2015
    Department of Hotel and Hospitality Management
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/23/2015
    Senior Technician (Executive Chief) - Scale D/E/F (1 position) MU/AD/3/2/2015

    3. SCHOOL OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
    Department of Quantitative & Entrepreneurship Studies

    Associate Professor - Scale 14 (xiv) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/24/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/25/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (3 positions) MU/AC/3/26/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11 (xi)(4 positions) MU/AC/3/27/2015
    Office of the Director Television Initiative
    Television News Editors - Scale 12 (xii)(2 positions) MU/AD/3/3/2015
    Programmes Producers - Scale 12 (xii)(2 positions) MU/AD/3/4/2015

    4. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
    Department of Chemical & Processing Engineering

    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/28/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/29/2015
    Senior Technician - Scale D/E/F (1 position) MU/AD/3/5/2015
    Department of Civil & Structure Engineering
    Associate Professor - Scale 14 (xiv) (1 position) MU/AC/3/30/2015
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/31/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/32/2015
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/33/2015
    Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering
    Senior Lecturer - Scale 13 (xiii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/34/2015
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (3 positions) MU/AC/3/35/2015
    Senior Technician - Scale D/E/F (1 position) MU/AD/3/6/2015
    Technician - Scale A/B/C (1 position) MU/AD/3/7/2015
    Department of Manufacturing, Industrial & Textile Engineering
    Chief Technician - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AD/3/8/2015

    5. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Department of Medical Education

    Graphic Designer - Scale C/D (1 position) MU/AD/3/9/2015
    Machine Operator - Scale A/B (1 position) MU/AD/3/10/2015
    Department of Immunology
    Senior Technician - Scale D/E/F (xi) (1 position) MU/AD/3/11/2015

    6. SCHOOL OF NURSING SCIENCES
    Department of Adult, Child & Mental Health

    (Area of Specialization - Medical Surgical Nursing)
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/36/2015

    7. SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
    Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

    Senior Dental Technologist - Scale D/E/F (2 positions) MU/AD/3/12/2015
    Department of Conservative Dentistry & Prosthetics
    Senior Radiographer - Scale D/E/F (1 position) MU/AD/3/13/2015
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine/Pathology & Radiology
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/37/2015

    7. SCHOOL OF PUBLC HEALTH
    Department of Disaster Risk Management

    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AC/3/38/2015
    Senior Technician - Scale D/E/F (1 position) MU/AD/3/14/2015

    8. SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Agricultural Biotechnology.

    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/39/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11 (xi) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/40/2015
    Technician - Scale A/B/C (1 position) MU/AD/3/15/2015
    Agricultural Extension Education
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/41/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11 (xi) (1 position)
    MU/AC/3/42/2015
    Animal Science
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/43/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11 (xi) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/44/2015
    Technician - Scale A/B/C (1 position) MU/AD/3/16/2015
    Environmental Studies (Arts)
    Lecturer - Scale 12 (xii) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/45/2015
    Tutorial Fellow - Scale 11 (xi) (2 positions) MU/AC/3/46/2015

    DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (administration planning & development)
    Department of Performance Contracting

    Assistant Registrar - Scale 12 (xii) (1 position) MU/AD/3/17/2015

    (I) PROFESSOR/ RESEARCH PROFESSOR – SCALE 15 (xv)

  • Must have a D.Phil. degree or its academic equivalent, in any of the areas/fields of specialization indicated in the above named departments.
  • Normally must have at least 4 years of teaching and research since being appointed Associate Professor OR at least 10 years experience in teaching or research in the University and research institution since being appointed Lecturer provided he/she is already an Associate Professor.
  • Must have at least 5 articles in refereed journals since appointment as Associate Professor
  • Should have supervised postgraduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Must be recognized and registered or registerable by relevant professional boards
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University life as well as national and international life.
  • Should show evidence of academic leadership in his/her area of specialization
  • NB: Candidates from civil service or private sector with required number of refereed publications and a relevant experience could be considered for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer as appropriate.

    (2.) ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR- SCALE 14 (xiv)

  • Must have a D. Phil degree or its academic equivalent (LL.D, PhD, M.Med,) etc.
  • Must have at least four (4) years teaching and research experience since becoming senior lecturer or eight (8) years of teaching experience at University.
  • Must have at least four (4) articles in refereed journals since appointment as senior lecturer. (Minimum publication score- 12 points).
  • Should have supervised postgraduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Should be recognized and registered by relevant professional boards’ e.g. Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (for medical doctors).
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University life as well as national and international life.

    (3.) SENIOR LECTURER- SCALE 13 (xiii)

  • Should have a D.Phil degree or its academic equivalent, in any of the areas/fields of specialization indicated in the above named departments.
  • Must have at least 4 years of teaching or research experience at University level since becoming Lecturer.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 publications in refereed journals since appointment as a Lecturer.

    OR

  • Must have a Masters degree plus 5 years of University teaching experience after becoming a Lecturer and 5 Publications since becoming Lecturer.
  • Should normally have supervised post- graduate degree candidates.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and evaluated effective teaching.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to University life through active participation in departmental matters, student’s academic advising, School and University meetings committee membership and others.
  • Should be recognized and registered or registerable by relevant professional board.

    (4.) LECTURER - SCALE 12 (xii)

  • Should have a D.Phil degree or its equivalent from a recognized academic institution, in any of the areas/fields of specialization indicated in the above named departments.

    OR

  • Must have a Masters degree in addition to a first degree from a recognized academic institution plus at least 2 years of teaching experience at University level after obtaining a masters degree and at least two publications in refereed journal(s).
  • Those with a Masters degree should register for a D.Phil degree.
  • Should be recognized or registered by a relevant professional board.

    (5.) ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – SCALE 12 (1 POSITION)

    Job Description

    Work at this level will entail assisting in planning, coordinating and control of administrative activities in the Department. An officer at this level will be expected to work with minimum supervision.

    He or she will also be responsible for training and development of staff under him in order to maintain efficient administrative services.

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    For direct appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

    (i) A Bachelors Degree in Management or Administration from a recognized University with not less than 6 years work experience in performance contracting

    (ii) A masters degree will be an added advantage

    Job Specification for Serving Officer

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    (i) Served in the grade of Senior Administrative Assistant for at least three (3) years, and at least 2 (two) years experience in performance contracting.

    (ii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results. A post graduate certificate in a relevant field will be a definite advantage

    (6.) TUTORIAL FELLOW – SCALE 11(xi)

    (i) Should normally have a first degree and a Masters degree (M.A. Msc, M.Ed, M.Phil. MBA, LLM MBChB or other equivalent degrees.

    (ii) Should be employed under contract of 1 year and normally renewable not more than once.

    (iii) It is expected that a Tutorial Fellow should register for D.Phil. degree.

    (iv) Should demonstrate potential for university teaching and/or research during the appointment interview.

    (v) Where potential for University teaching and/or research has been demonstrated during the contract period a fellow should be considered for permanent and pensionable terms of service.

    (vi) Should be recognized and registered or registrable by relevant body (e.g. Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board (for Medical Doctors).

    (8.) CHIEF TECHNICIAN – SCALE 12(xii)

    Job Description

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; organizing, directing, coordinating and administering teaching and research activities; compiling of laboratory/workshop equipment and supplies; supervision of under graduate and postgraduate practicals; supervision of technical staff in the department.

    In addition, an officer at this level will be involved in planning, designing and developing teaching and research activities in liaison with Head of Department; provide professional support to improve and manage the consultancy services undertaken in the laboratories/workshops; identifying training needs for technical staff in liaison with Head of Department; and performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    For direct appointment to this grade, one must have:

    (i) A degree in relevant discipline or its equivalent from a recognized university

    (ii) At least nine (9) years relevant laboratory working experience

    Job Specification for Serving Officers

    For promotion to this grade, an officer must have:

    (i) A degree in relevant discipline or its equivalent from a recognized university or

    (ii) Served in the grade of Senior Technician I or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years.

    (iii) Demonstrated capability and efficiency in organizing work and discharging laboratory services.

    (9.) LECTURER/ TV NEWS EDITOR SCALE 12 (xii)

    The person must have at least a masters degree in journalism, mass communication or in broadcast journalism.

  • Must have worked in a busy television newsroom at a senior position for at least four years.
  • Those who have also a teaching experience at the university level will have an advantage.

    Job Description:

    The successful person will be both offering lectures in journalism and broadcasting units while also helping to develop a team of news reporters, features and documentary producers, as well as discussion programme producers for the Kenya Television Service.

    (10.) LECTURER/ TV PROGRAMME PRODUCER SCALE 12 (xii)

    The person must have at least a masters degree in mass communication with specialization in television production or a masters degree in film making, or videography.

  • Must have worked in a busy television production department at a senior position for a period of at least four years. Those who also have a teaching experience at the university level will have an advantage.

    Job Description:

    The successful person will be both offering lectures in television production and in mass media for the Department of Communication Studies while also helping to develop a team of reality and dramatic television programmes producers for the Kenya Television Service.

    (11.) SENIOR TECHNICIAN (EXECUTIVE CHEF) – SCALE D/E/F

    Job Description

    (i) Must have at least Second Class Honours degree in Hospitality or related field

    (ii) Must had worked in the position of Head Chef in a Star rated hotel for not less than five (5) years

    (iii)Must be ready to organizes and conduct student’s practical

    (iv)Additional skills in pastry will be an added advantage

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    For direct appointment to this grade, one must have:

    (i) Higher National Diploma in relevant discipline or its equivalent from a recognized Institution. A degree will be an added advantage

    (ii) At least eight (8) years relevant working experience

    Job Specification for Serving Officers

    For promotion to this grade, an officer must have

    (i) Served in the grade of Chef I or in a comparable relevant position for at least three (3) years;

    (ii) Higher National Diploma in relevant discipline or its equivalent from a recognized Institution. A degree will be an added advantage.

    (iii) Demonstrated outstanding ability in handling food and Hotel services.

    (12.) SENIOR DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST - SCALE (D/E/F)

    Applicants must have a minimum of a Diploma from a recognized Institution with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

    Those appointed will be required to arrange and present practical’s and to participate in research programmes. They are also expected to maintain and service laboratory equipment and any other duties the Dean or Head of Department will assign from time to time. Those with a Higher National Diploma will have an added advantage.

    (13.) SENIOR RADIOGRAPHER - SCALE (D/E/F)

  • Applicant must have Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography from a recognized institution, must be registered with Radiation Protection Board.

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience.

  • Must be detail oriented and have good interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in dental radiography and teaching will be an added advantage.

    (14.) TECHNICAL ASSISTANT – SCALE (A/B/C)

    Job Description

    This is the entry and training grade into this cadre. Work at this level will be of limited scope and complexity and will be carried out under guidance of a more senior officer.

    Specifically, work at this level will involve: keeping the Laboratory clean, proper arrangement of the laboratory/workshop and performing any other duties as shall be directed and assigned from time to time.

    (15.) TECHNICIAN (ANIMAL SCIENCE) - SCALE (C/D)

  • Applicants must have a Bsc or Higher National Diploma in a relevant animal science study.
  • Should have a certificate or ordinary diploma in animal Health and production.
  • Must be Computer literacy, Should show exemplary work performance, and should have 1 years experience in a livestock feed analysis, current methods in animal laboratory or field practical.

    (16.) TECHNICIAN (AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY) - SCALE (C/D)

  • Applicants Must have a Bsc or Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology,
  • Should have a certificate or ordinary diploma in animal Health and production,
  • Must be Computer literate,
  • Should show exemplary work performance.
  • Should have 1 years experience in a Agricultural Biotechnology laboratory and modern diagnosis methods.

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    For direct appointment to this grade candidates must:-

    (i) Be in possession of KCSE grade C- or its approved equivalent

    (ii) Have a Junior Laboratory Technician Certificate or its equivalent from a recognized institution

    (ii) Have three (3) years working experience

    (17.) GRAPHICS ARTIST/DESIGNER - SCALE (C/D)

    Job Description

    (i) The Artist will be responsible to the Senior Graphics Artist in origination, acquisition and production of all illustrative materials for all publications.

    (ii) He/She will design and produce camera-ready copies for textual illustrations, covers and publicity materials.

    (iii) He/She will also assemble, and construct appropriate book displays and banner.

    (iv) He/She will draw and prepare maps and diagrams as directed by the Senior Artist.

    (v) He/She will also carry out other duties as may be assigned to him by the Senior Artist from time to time.

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    To be appointed to this position, the candidate must:

    (i) Have at least a mean grade of C+ at KCSE or an equivalent qualification.

    (ii) Have a Diploma in Graphic Reproduction or Print origination or Graphics Design or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution

    (iii) Have a relevant Diploma in DTP especially graphics

    (iv) Have the ability to handle work using graphics packages such as freehand, illustrator, PhotoShop and the DTP such as PageMaker, Quark XPress, Ofoto etc.

    (v) least three (3) years working experience as an Assistant graphics Artist/Designer

    Job Specification for Serving Officers

    For advancement to the position of Graphics Artist/Designer the Assistant graphics artist/Designer must have:

    (i) Worked as an Assistant Graphics Artist/Designer for at least three (3) years Have a Diploma in Graphic Reproduction or Print origination or Graphics Design or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution

    (ii) Have a Diploma in DTP especially graphics

    (iii) Have the ability to handle work using graphics packages such as freehand, illustrator, PhotoShop and the DTP such as PageMaker, Quark XPress, Ofoto etc.

    (18.) MACHINE OPERATOR - SCALE (A/B)

    Job Description

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Printing Machine Operator, Senior Binder, Senior Print Originator for service provision; assist in material preparation for printing, all binding processes and print origination work and clear all that has been printed to the next process; and undertake all bindery work.

    Job Specification for Direct Appointment

    For direct appointment to this grade one must have:-

    (i) Advanced certificate in machine printing, print originator and or book binding and print finishing from a recognized institution.

    (ii) Three (3) years relevant working experience

    SALARY SCALE

    Professor Scale 15 (xv) - Min of Ksh.144, 672 /= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 211,753/=p.m

    Associate Professor Scale 14 (xiv) - Min of Ksh.122, 956/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 172,960/=p.m

    Senior Lecturer Scale 13 (xiii) - Min of Ksh. 94, 215/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 135,243/=p.m

    Lecturer/ Television News Editors/ Programmes Producers Scale 12 (xii) -Min of Ksh. 83,361/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 118,861/=p.m

    Tutorial Fellow / Scale 11 (xi) -Min of Ksh. 69,794/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 99,642/=p.m

    Chief Technician/Assistant Registrar Scale 12 (xi) -Min of Ksh. 79,014/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 104,067/=p.m

    Technician Grade (A/B/C) -Min of Ksh. 17,741/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 32, 121 /=p.m

    Senior Technician / Senior Dental Technologist/ Senior Radiographer Scale (D/E/F) -Min of Ksh. 27,970/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 51,777 /=p.m

    Machine Operator Scale (A/B) -Min of Ksh. 17,741/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 28,738 /=p.m

    Graphic Designer/Technician Scale (C/D) -Min of Ksh. 24,646/= p.m. - Max of Ksh. 39,855 /=p.m

    PROF. P. K CHEPKUTO, PhD

    DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT


    Associated Motors Jobs

    1. Job Title: Service Advisor

    Location : Head Office

    Division: Sales

    Department: Service

    Reports to: Service Manager

    Position Description

    The Service Advisor's primary responsibility is to greet customers and obtain vehicle data. The ideal candidate will have technical experience as well as strong communication skills in order to effectively and clearly write the general nature of automotive needs, administer appropriate warranties, verify intended methods of payment while maintaining the highest level of customer service (CSI).

    Duties & Responsibilities

    1. Greet customers and clearly write the general nature of the automotive needs.

    2. Notify customer of other repairs or maintenance identified through examination of vehicle maintenance records, Service schedules, test drive and /or walk around

    3. Provide customers with estimate of repairs and anticipated time of completion

    4. Verify method of payment

    5. Notify customers when repairs are complete

    6. Review work performed with the customer

    7. Arrange for delivery of vehicle to customer when necessary

    8. Pro-actively advice on, and implement workshop policies and procedures ensuring compliance

    9. Verify warranty and service contract coverage by examining records and papers; explaining provisions and exclusions

    10. Advise in the development of estimates by costing materials , supplies and labour; calculating customer payments including deductibles

    11. Personally ensure customers and workshop enquires / requisitions are recorded accurately and addressed in a courteous, customer friendly and timely manner

    12. Initiate service / Repair documentations prior to accepting a vehicle into the workshop; job card preparation and update customer record and follow up 13. Initiate / maintain and close job cards for all vehicles accepted into the workshop reflecting estimated costs of repairs and work to be undertaken.

    14. Prepare repair orders by describing symptoms, problems and causes discovered, as well as repairs and services required; obtaining approval signatures ; entering jobs into service data base system

    15. Professionally promote/sell company products , services and repair work as appropriate to the customer needs

    16. On daily/weekly basis and in a timely manner prepare workshop reports to specific deadlines and report on non compliance

    17. Communicate effectively both in person and by telephone so as to keep all customers fully advised as to the progress of repairs and services

    18. Document all warranty work as per manufacturers requirements and dealership policy

    19. In liaison with the Finance department, ensure account customers have sufficient credit to enable all work advised to be carried out as agreed

    20. Follow up service/repair quotations and ensure all repairs / service are charged appropriately

    21. Periodically contact and advice customers when service is due

    22. Perform periodically inventory checks as required and report abnormalities

    23. Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts e.g. insurance assessors, claims manager, insurance brokers

    24. Enhance the company reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    25. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading manufacturers publications

    26. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time-to-time

    Qualifications

    Basic Requirements

  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering

  • At least 2 years working experience

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

  • High degree of interpersonal skills

  • Technically savvy

  • Computer literate

    2. Job Title & Level: GM Standards Coordinator

    Business Function: The GM Difference and Customer Service

    Reports to: Dealer Principal

    Responsible: GM Difference! and Customer Relations

    General Purpose for the Position

    Co-ordinate with GMEA team on: Roll out of the GMD! At the dealership, Customer service index (CSI), training to all Dealer Staff, Costomer Relations, Enhance customer Satisfaction, Co-ordinate Telephone handling skills & Telephome mystery shopping, Periodical Monitoring in conjuction with GM GMD coordinator.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    1. Coordinate with GMEA Team on GMD Standards roll out, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluations.

    2. Be the GMD! Centre of expertise (COE) in the dealership

    3. Ensure that the GM Difference Guidelines are properly adopted and followed

    4. Follow up on action plans to overcome identified problems relating to products and Service

    5. Issue up-to-date monthly Customer Data (Sales, Service, Parts) to External Supplier for Mystery Shopping and Analysis

    6. Coordinate responses on CSI analysis results to dealer personnel

    7. Carry out internal surveys every 6 months to evaluate adherence to retail standards and processes

    8. Ensure results of internal & external surveys are used to identify areas of improvement and action plans are followed to enable continuous improvement

    9. Ensure dealers GMD! performance is reviewed regularly and reported to all relevant personnel for enhancement of dealer performance

    10. Champion Customer Retention and customer enthusiasm by:

  • Arranging customer visits
  • Attending customer events to listen to customers
  • Arranging Customer lunches/dinners
  • Writing customer Thank you letters / emails / SMSs
  • Maintain and follow-up of customer concerns and complaints resolutions 11. Circulate recurring complaints to dealer management for information & action plans

    12. Co-ordinate with External Supplier on half yearly Telephone Mystery Shopping with management for action plans and continuous improvement

    13. Ensure all retail personnel attend the GM Difference trainings appropriate for their roles.

    14. Carry out induction on new employees on GM Difference Role

    15. Any other duties that may be assigned by management from time to time

    For appointment of this position, the successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Business Management or Marketing
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft office and Excel
  • Must be proactive and possess good administrative and interpersonal skills with an eye for detail
  • Minimum 2 years in automotive background is an added advantage

    3. Job Title: Human Resource & Administration Manager

    Location: Head office

    Division: Human Resources

    Department: Human Resources

    Reports to: Principal Dealer

    Job Purpose

    Provide support and guidance to the management and all employees, by championing the best Human Resource Practices, implement and maintain sustainable HR initiatives which support line management, by involving, empowering and motivating them

    Objectives

    A) Uniform policy should be applied at all the branches, Ensuring that it is within the overall business strategy and that it is balanced between short term and long term company goals

  • Company policies and procedure manual
  • Company mission, vision and objectives
  • Formulate hiring Policy and format contracts
  • Update the personal files and employment records, this includes
  • Job related guidelines and descriptions
  • Staff positioning / benefit within the organization
  • To create soft database to monitor inventory of all staff with necessary particulars, performance rank etc
  • Formulate the companies polices and procedures
  • To implement new policies and procedures with due consultation and help of various managers at head office and branches
  • Draft letters for various HR related issues both ongoing and expected to occur frequently
  • Participate in the preparation of Human resources Budgets in liaison with others Managers and line managers regarding the same

    B) Maintain sustainable HR initiatives with the management team by involving, empowering and motivating colleagues, which will enable them to deliver their contract commitments. Oversee HR operational areas of the company and coordinate their completion within the set time frame.

  • Assist in hiring based on HOD’s / MD request, like pending requests: Speed in feeling, quality of people recruited and with minimum cost will be a challenge
  • Look for out sourcing non-core activities
  • Ensure effective induction and other training needed with due consideration of Automobile industry
  • Ensure balanced, skilled, dedicated Human Resources management
  • Daily attendance, their leave record, record with the time keeping. And their behavior for the work
  • Manage the timely and effective disciplinary process and make sure it’s appropriate reporting and recording
  • Make sure that no new staff joins the union, if they are hired as casuals or on contract basis

    C) To provide support and guidance to line managers at all offices. This will enable us to grow without being biased with any of the staff.

  • Coordination and contacts with CBA Union, FKE, ministry of labour etc to facilitate effective work environment
  • Explanations, communication and other due processed are being followed but need to be understand the urgency, importance and materiality of the requirement
  • Make sure all employees are comfortable with the working environment and ensure that we can meet their rightful expectations
  • Organize interdepartmental and Branch Managers meetings on periodical basis
  • To coordinate / assist the various activities outside normal routine work like
  • To introduce creative ways to increase efficiency at the work place
  • To work out cost effective retrenchment / retirement plans and their budgets and dues. It includes workmen’s compensation or any other statutory dues
  • Deal with any dispute (with the help of MD / GM, if needed) that may arise either with the union or interdepartmental, customers or any others
  • Guidance toward advertisement and procuring advertising material
  • Recording complains and suggestions from customers and corrective measures

    4. Legal and Administrative Issues

    Job Purpose

    Ensure provision of legal support to company’s departments and the company complies with all applicable legal and statutory requirements.

    Objectives

    A) Ensure or safe guard the company’s legal exposure and to improved the handling of legal issues and timely feedback on the progress of outstanding cases.

  • Inventory of all legal cases
  • Procure the necessary operating licenses from the industry regulator and participate in ensuring that the company fulfills all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements and carryout research on legal problems affecting the company
  • Participate in debt recovery out of award from the court or default in payment of company’s liability
  • Conduct training on periodical basis on our legal exposures and procedures
  • Inform the management and provide timely guidance about any new law or regulation if applicable to us, with or without being consulted
  • Review and give your opinion on any contract / agreement given to you for your advice. And suggest / negotiate or better terms if possible
  • Draft letters for legal issues and debt collection like polite reminder, second reminder and so on.
  • To deal with fraud, theft, shortages, collusion and any other crime done either by our staff or otherwise

    B) To Participate in the preparation of statements of witness, attend court hearings and liaise with the MD / company secretary in issuance of comprehensive instructions to external Lawyers on matters assigned to them, make a note and requirements for cases to be handled as they come up for hearing.

    C) Provide active support and guidance to line managers in all administrative issues for speedy and efficient delivery.

  • Management and safekeeping of company’s debt exposure and securities for the same
  • Insurable exposure and appropriate, cost effective coverage of same
  • Companies warranty risk of the product and services offered and ensure the compliance, and also the repeat jobs
  • Organize and arrange the staff functions for various activities
  • To coordinate the Company’s security function
  • To monitor company’s vehicles
  • Coordinate the implementation of ISO certification for efficient office procedures and reporting of activities.
  • Control and distribution of office supplies and equipment. Ensure timely maintenance, inventory record to avoid wastage and excessive buying
  • Staff moment record
  • To work on improvement in infrastructure approved by the management
  • Provide Gaudiness for the MIS and ensure its implementation at all level
  • Regular update to management on various issues pending for actions
  • Develops action plans, utilizing processes and practices that are convenient and generally acceptable to all parties involved to ensure dissemination of information to all divisions of the business.
  • Supports the General Managers in the design and implementation of customer service oriented schemes to enhance the satisfaction of both internal and external customers
  • Provide legal advice to various company departments and draft local and international contracts
  • Negotiate dealership/ distributorship agreements and draw leases for properties rented by the company
  • Draw leases for properties rented by the company and ensure proper records are maintained of important documents
  • Formulate, draft and review the company’s various agreements
  • Ensure the company complies with relevant statutory requirements and carryout research on legal problems affecting the company.
  • Procure the necessary operating licenses from the industry regulator and participate in debt recovery, serving court processes and represent the company in legal proceedings
  • Participate in the preparation of statements of witness, attend court hearings and liaise with the company secretary in issuance of comprehensive instructions to external Lawyers on matters assigned to them
  • Coordinates personnel work including interpretation and processing of entitlements, workmen’s compensation claims and maintenance of various personnel records and files which include leave, medical and other correspondence
  • Coordinate positions and responsibility changes, institute staff attitude change surveys, identify and effect changes on critical issues as agreed with our Human Resources policies
  • Participate in the preparation of Human resources Budgets in liaison with other Human resources Managers and line managers regarding administration issues
  • Manage the disciplinary processes in various sections of the business ensuring that best practice principles are followed in order to have fairness and avoid unnecessary potential industrial disputes
  • Requisition of office supplies and equipment and arranges for control of distribution and maintenance of appropriate inventory records to avoid wastages and excessive buying

    Problem/ Key Features/Decision Making

  • The work requires understanding of a broad range of Human resources, especially performance management and Change management in a fairly dynamic operating environment
  • The work includes a large proportion of non routine roles. The work is carried out under guidance from the Managing Director and the board
  • A diverse range of tasks which include policy formulation; management of staff; monitoring performance; MIS delivery; and human resource procedures
  • These require professional and managerial skills
  • The work is non routine; it requires creative thinking and considerable judgment with relatively little guidance from defined policy guidelines. The position formulates policies for approval by the board
  • Reference to the Managing Director and other key Managers is essential on matters of long term significance, for instance when signing agreements with the union
  • Proficiency in status is required for interpretation and application to ensure company’s compliance
  • Contacts with other managers on matters of fairly technical nature are frequent and involve the exchange and interpretation of information in handling statutory and legal issues
  • The position can make decisions with frequent reference to the Corporation Secretary
  • Impact of errors can have long term adverse effects on the company and on it’s financial status
  • The work impacts on overall performance of Human resources and errors though may not be immediately noticed can have adverse long term effects on the business. For example poorly negotiated union agreements or lack of proper adherence to recruitment policies and procedures
  • Supervision of lower level staff, work errors can have adverse short term effects, for example incorrect claims etc
  • The position contacts other Human resources professionals within the Local Automobile Industry, Federation Of Kenya Employers, Central Organization Of Trade Unions, Ministry Of labor and other government agencies.

    5. Job Title: After Sales Manager

    Position Description

    The role maximizing sales by closing business on an ongoing basis; negotiating with existing large accounts for contract renewals; maintaining contracts and other documents and performing other tasks needed to ensure customer satisfaction at all times as well as after sales marketing.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage customer relationships by ensuring customer problems are solved quickly.
  • Building relationships with suppliers, companies and clients
  • Making follow-ups on customers for contract renewals
  • Developing programs to attain maximum customer satisfaction
  • Developing and implementing annual business plan for the sales department
  • Prepare and present business reports

    Competency Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving skills; - Ability to investigate and analyze problems, make sound judgments and solve problems in a timely fashion
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Fiscal management and budget preparation
  • Flexibility and goal-oriented
  • Selling skills

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject, such as marketing, advertising, business administration or similar field
  • Professional Qualifications/Diploma in Automotive Engineering is an added advantage
  • 3 years’ experience in managing sales within the Automotive industry

    6. Job Title: Regional Sales Manager

    Position Description

    The Regional Sales Managers key role is to implement the company’s sales plans and strategies within the region. The role involves analysis of business and sales trends nationally and within their region, making recommendation on the best approaches to meet sales targets and gather more clients as well as oversee activities of sales teams within the region

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implementing marketing strategies; analyzing trends and results
  • Attain sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions and territories; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products
  • Implement regional sales programs by developing field sales action plans
  • Maintains sales volume, product mix, and selling price by keeping current with supply and demand, changing trends, economic indicators, and competitors
  • Conduct product training
  • Manage regional sales teams performance
  • Manage customer relationships within the region
  • Enforcing compliance to industry regulations
  • Prepare and present business reports
  • Monitoring/ managing regional revenue/budget and analysing trends

    Competency Requirements

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Selling skills
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Team Leadership
  • Results Driven
  • Analytical Capability
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Fiscal management and budget preparation
  • Selling skills

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject, such as marketing, advertising, business administration or similar field
  • Professional Qualifications/Diploma in Automotive Engineering is an added advantage
  • 3 years’ experience in managing sales within the Automotive industry

    7. Job Title: Service Manager

    Position Description

    The Service Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities involved in the acquisition, operations and maintenance of automotive equipment

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Pro actively ensure implementation of company workshop policies, procedures and ensure compliance
  • Coordinate development of repair budgets, quotations, budgets, estimates and oversee management if internal workshop operating/repair expenditure consistent with budgets
  • Perform inventory checks, prepare reports and ensure correction of any anomalies
  • Ensure timely delivery of quality/timely service delivery
  • Review and submit proposals of modifications to manufacturer or vendor, as well as obtain all types of automotive equipment such as supplies, materials, and parts needed to maintain and repair automobile
  • Develop and manage external stakeholder relationships as appropriate , this includes Insurance Brokers, Fleet Owners, Corporate Clients, NGOs amongst other stakeholderse
  • Mentor, appraise, and review workshop staff performance as well as ensure integrity of staff
  • Manage equipment, garage and storage facilities ensuring they are well maintained
  • Address complaints and resolve problems raised by customers
  • Assure clients of maximum efficiency and productivity in repair and maintenance services offered

    Competency Requirements

  • Customer Focus
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills
  • Excellent managerial/supervisory skills
  • Technical knowledge of motor vehicle parts and procedures on how automobiles run
  • Ability to analyze and come up with solutions when repairing and maintaining vehicles
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Results Driven
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience in the automotive industry and experience in a managerial position

    How to Apply.

    Applications need to be sent to info@hcmc.co.ke by Friday 10th April 2015


    I&M Bank Jobs in Kenya

    1. REF: DRM/3/2015 – Debt Recovery Manager

    Department: Credit

    I&M BANK is looking to recruit a competent and highly motivated individual for the following position:

    Job Summary:

    The Job holder will be responsible for reviewing the Bank’s non-performing assets book and developing appropriate strategies to ensure timely recovery of amounts due, with minimum loss exposure for the Bank. Periodically reviewing securities held against NPAs in order to identify possible gaps and institute measures necessary to rectify these, so as to safeguard the Bank’s interest.

    Bringing overall Debt recovery knowledge and experience to bear in advising key stakeholders on common pitfalls to avoid in the overall structuring and management of credit facilities.

    Key responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the Senior General Manager Debt Recovery and will be responsible for:

  • Providing appropriate inputs at Board and Management Committees’ level to ensure appropriate measures are taken to rectify any identified gaps in the lending process.
  • Based on overall assessment of the Bank’s NPA book and debt recovery success rate, critically reviewing all non-performing facilities and development of appropriate strategies to ensure the Bank recovers the amounts due in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • On a case by case basis, assessing the Bank’s positioning and its ability to recover the amounts due without forced realization of securities held as far as possible. This includes detailed negotiations with the defaulting clients for facilities re-structure, where possible, in order to maintain customer goodwill.
  • Where realization of securities held is inevitable, ensuring the process is handled procedurally in order to avoid delay through intermittent ligation. Similarly ensuring the defaulting client’s rights are respected in order to avoid potential risk exposure to the Bank through litigation or adverse publicity.
  • Undertaking periodic review of securities held against all non-performing facilities in order to ensure these are perfected and that no dilution happens during the debt recovery period.
  • Planning and closely coordinating the Debt Recovery process with various stakeholders, including Lawyers, valuers and auctioneers amongst others, in order to avoid undue delay and recovery costs escalation.
  • For cases in court, ensuring the relevant evidence in support of the Bank’s case is properly documented and shared with the key stakeholders in good time, ahead of court appearances. Representing the Bank as a witness as and when required.
  • Where the Bank is represented in court by other witnesses, ensuring these witnesses are well prepared with factual information and absolute clarity on the background of each case.
  • Providing periodic reports to Management and respective Board Committee’s on the Recovery Status of each non-performing facility, with clear recommendations on the way forward or closure.
  • Liaising with the Head of Credit to ensure provisions held against bad & doubtful debts are adequate and in compliance with the Prudential Guidelines.
  • Liaising with the Heads of Credit and Finance to ensure appropriate adjustments are made to the provisions for bad & doubtful debts per the Prudential Guidelines in order to comply with IFRS requirements.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any business related field.
  • Professional qualifications in CPA/AKIB will be an added advantage.
  • Masters in a business related field such as Strategic Management, Economics, Finance, and Operations etc.
  • Minimum 7 years banking experience. At least 4 years should be at managerial level
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator – both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Focused and self-driven
  • Attentive to detail.

    2. REF: RMCS/3/2015 – Relationship Manager, Custodial Services

    Department: Corporate & Strategic Planning

    I&M Bank is seeking to recruit the following position and is seeking a highly competent individual with experience in growing and developing custodial related services as per RBA regulations.

    Job Summary:

    The ideal candidate will be responsible for the growth and development of custodial related services as well as effectively supervising the department’s custodial operations within the framework of standard operating procedures and as per the Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) regulations.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the Manager, Corporate & Strategic Planning and will be responsible for:

  • Developing and driving the Custodial Services Strategy.
  • Spearheading the development and implementation of new Custody Services products.
  • Sourcing for new business and customers under the Custodial related services to ensure the achievement of the approved budget.
  • Delivering consistent seamless customer service through maintenance of high service standards, relationship management and partnerships for the Custody business (customers, fund managers, brokers, regulators, administrators and stakeholders).
  • Supporting bank branches in all Custodial related issues; increase the wallet size per customer; ensure all delivery channels are managed effectively resulting in excellent customer service; maintain the customer service levels and TAT for the departmental product processing.
  • Attending to customer referrals.
  • Initiating marketing activities targeted towards Custodial client schemes.
  • Liaising with administrators & fund managers for documentation and custody fees.
  • Ensuring recovery of the Department incomes when they fall due.
  • Training and mentoring branches and relationship managers on Custodial products.

    Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in custodial services, relationship management and sales.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good marketing skills;
  • Good knowledge of market regulations, operations and practices;
  • Good knowledge of capital markets and the pensions industry; and
  • A good understanding of investment banking products

    3. REF:OAO/3/2015 Officer Agency Operations

    Department: Agency Banking

    I&M Bank is expanding its Agency Banking networks in major towns and in this regard we are seeking to recruit highly competent individual for the position of Officer- Agency Operations

    Job Summary:

    The ideal candidates will be responsible for supporting the agency business on issues of operations, filing, appraisal preparations, report generations, troubleshooting, TAT and approvals.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the Manager, Agency Banking Operations and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the Bank acquires quality and worthwhile agents through diligent appraisal and assessment of agency files submitted from branches.
  • Providing operational support to branches by ensuring merchandising material, collaterals and other required tools of trade are supplied as required.
  • Ensuring that all agency banking files are updated, well stored, and easy to retrieve as per set guidelines.
  • Ensuring that the CBK/PG/15 guidelines are adhered to in agency appraisal, agent operationalization and CBK reporting.
  • Implementing audit findings and recommendations and ensuring compliance with the bank’s policies and procedures on Agency operations and documentation is adhered to fully.
  • Ensuring that the bank’s image and brand is protected at all times by ensuring that supervisors and branches have the right material and information for use at agent locations and to the Bank customers.
  • Championing customer experience; by engaging with various customers at the Agent locations while facilitating feedback to both the branch management and officers for remedial action to enhance customer WOW experience.
  • Ensuring the uptime of the system is 100% through constant tests/trials and troubleshooting.
  • Assisting in carrying out UATs in order to have a good system for use by the agents and customers.
  • Generating reports on the number of transactions, agency business growth and insights.
  • Performing any other duty as may be allocated by the Head of Agency Banking

    Key Performance Measures

  • Market growth- number of agents approved
  • Touch and feel- Agency Distribution
  • Customer satisfaction score
  • Policies and procedures adherence
  • Agent product awareness score
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Customer brand awareness score

    Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business related field and/or Business information technology
  • Working knowledge on agency banking operations, CBK/PG/15 and Agency systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze data and develop insights
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and excel in a cross-functional environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of performing such functions.
  • Have a strong appreciation of banking technological requirements and needs.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in banking operations with a strong customer relations ability and strong appreciation of information, communication and technology.

    4. REF:RS/3/2015 Regional Supervisor - Agency Banking (Western, Coast, Nairobi)

    Department: Agency Banking

    I&M Bank is expanding its Agency Banking networks in major towns and in this regard we are seeking to recruit highly competent individuals for the position of Regional Supervisor-Agency Banking. There are 3 available positions based in Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi.

    Job Summary:

    The ideal candidates will be responsible for driving profitability, deposits, customer acquisition and generating revenues through increased transactions in Agency Banking by providing leadership to the branches in the region allocated on recruitment and management of agents and super agency business.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the Head of Agency Banking/Regional Manager, Business Development and will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with branch heads on identification of the new prospective agents in their areas
  • Supporting branches in reaching out to prospective identified agents and proposing wills for partnership.
  • Ensuring documentation submitted from the agents are up to date for CBK approvals.
  • Before operationalizing of new agent outlets – ensure training of agents and agent assistants has been carried out. Ensuring turnaround time at agent location is minimal i.e. for transactions, accounts submitted by customers at agent location, dispute resolutions and files submitted for agency approval.
  • Training on trouble shooting of trade tools at agency location through the respective branches.
  • Ensuring that the Agents are monitoring their cash in tills at outlet and float in the Bank account.
  • Growing the super and retail Agency business in the branches
  • Ensuring audit findings and recommendations are implemented in a timely manner at the agent locations.
  • Performing any other duty as may be allocated by Head of Agency banking.

    Key performance measures:

  • Market growth- number of agents recruited
  • Customer growth- new accounts opened
  • Profitability
  • Agent transactions
  • Touch and feel- Agency Distribution
  • Market share
  • Customer feedback
  • Customer satisfaction score
  • Policies and procedures adherence
  • Agent product awareness score
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Customer brand awareness score

    Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field with a professional qualification in banking. A master’s degree in strategic management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years specific experience in setting up and running an Agency Banking business in a commercial bank at a senior level with sufficient knowledge on agency banking operations, CBK/PG/15 and Agency Banking systems.
  • In-depth knowledge and established contacts within the Agency Banking industry.
  • Successful track record of business line development of Agency Banking in a commercial bank.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Have a strong appreciation of banking technological requirements and needs.
  • In depth geographical terrains: Nairobi, Coast or Western/Nyanza regions
  • Knowledge of operational policies, procedures and legalities relevant to branch operations

    If you believe you meet the above requirements, please send your application together with a comprehensive curriculum vitae indicating your qualifications, present position, contact, current salary and names of three referees.

    Your application should reach the below address on or before 10th April 2015. Please quote reference number followed by the position applied for in the application

    The AGM Human Resources
    I&M Bank Limited
    I & M Tower, Kenyatta Avenue
    P.O Box 30238 – 00100, Nairobi

    Or email: recruit@imbank.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Cooperative Bank of Kenya Employment Opportunities

    1. Budgeting and Analytics Manager Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for the financial forecasts, annual budgeting process / financial plans and key business analytics for the Bank.

    The Role

    The successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Develop robust budgeting models that will support plans formulation from first principles and enable granular budget reviews
  • Provide information on key assumptions, key performance indicators, benchmarks and drivers as a basis for preparing the annual budget, forecasts and other plans.
  • Coordinate and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting and operating plan and varied modelling tools.
  • Drive all forecasting updates, changes, submissions, commentary, analysis and reporting.
  • Support actual performance verses budget analysis within the monthly and periodic reviews.
  • Build / develop target metric scorecards, dashboards and other means of data analytics both at corporate level and lower units’ levels with an eye towards institutionalizing them
  • Liaise with finance business partners for business data analytics and insights as well as collaborative budgeting process
  • Provide expert and professional assistance and support to the Bank’s leadership/management and staff on budget and other related matters.
  • Research, analyze, evaluate and develop findings and make recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
  • Evaluate and formulate recommendations for enhancing the budget development process and budget documents.
  • Responsible for consolidated Budget for the group and preparation of quarterly forecasts and variance analysis

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills, attributes and competencies:

  • A Degree in Finance or Commerce / MBA preferred.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA(K) or its equivalent.
  • Proven advanced financial modelling skills and ability to apply complex financial analytics.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting with clear demonstration of strong analytical ability.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Strategic perspective with an ability to analyze complex issues, develop appropriate action plans and delivers the results
  • Ability to perform ad-hoc analysis, glean and form business insights under aggressive timelines
  • Ability to synthesize/analyze diverse information, develop and recommend strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and multiple initiatives
  • Ability to think creatively, highly – driven and self motivated.
  • 3 years related experience in a banking setup or experience in budgeting and analytics in a consulting capacity will be critical.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close of business 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please quote this reference on your application : BAM/03/HRD/2015

    2. Business Development Manager – Structured Trade & Commodity Finance

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for developing and growing sustainable economic profit derived from a Portfolio of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance customers, through effective business development strategies that will capture and quickly establish market presence making the bank a key player in this sector.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Originate and structure business deals, through appropriate use of term sheets and by capturing end to end sequence of events and mitigating any inherent risks.
  • Maintain product profiles and audit for products and transactions in order to have readily available database for Bank’s future use.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local and international Collateral Management Agents with a view of optimizing value to the Bank.
  • Identify business opportunities and threats then utilize them to position the Structured Trade & Commodity Financing (STCF) Business for the overall competitive advantage of the Bank, within the stipulated service level agreements.
  • Liaise with other departmental teams in structuring commodity financing transactions, to ensure that customer needs are attended to in an efficient and timely manner while safeguarding against potential operational risks.
  • Ensure that the Bank’s assets are protected within the stipulated Collateral Management Agents (CMA) agreements, to safeguard the Bank’s image by positively presenting it to the general public.
  • Work towards achieving targets in line with the Bank’s products and services, while providing exceptional service to existing and potential clients in the Bank’s chosen Markets.
  • Support other departments in the Bank by structuring innovative financial transactions to meet the customer’s requirements for Structured Trade & Commodity Financing.

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • 5 years experience in a credit and/or Trade Finance role.
  • Working Knowledge on International Trade Finance tools
  • ACIB/CPA/CPS /AKIB qualifications or a course in Trade Finance will be an added advantage.
  • A good understanding of the Capital Markets; NSE; Central Bank rules and regulations with respect to the various instruments issued or traded through them.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Strong marketing, negotiating and decision making skills.
  • Ability to perform financial analytics.
  • Should be thorough, keen to detail and be quality conscious.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A good knowledge of the CBK’s prudential guidelines as pertains to lending.
  • Intermediate credit skills as well as a good understanding of Corporate Banking.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close on 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please quote this reference on your application : BDM-STCF/03/HRD/2015

    3.Card & E-Channels Officer

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for support and administrative management of Card Management system, Mobile banking system and Internet Banking System and other systems managed by the unit

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Ensure that all systems used by the Unit meet business needs as well as provide the required business reports at all times.
  • Identify and fix technical problems associated with systems and system failures.
  • Engage in software installation, upgrades, and system enhancements in collaborations with Vendors.
  • Maintain the required system configuration and parameterization by ensuring that change control procedures are maintained.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures and guidelines for information processing and outputs are well documented, details available and well understood as well as establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Evaluate and assess technical requirements for systems implementation (needing) or requiring enhancements.
  • Housekeeping of client software installed in Card Centre i.e. deletion of unnecessary files, records etc.
  • Implementing and maintaining database security measures as well as applications tuning and performance monitoring
  • Comply with the regulations relating to transactions (e.g. Visa Rules and regulations)
  • Review of passwords changes and safeguard of key passwords in the safe

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Higher diploma in Computer science.
  • At least 5 years working experience with 2 years in an ICT environment.
  • Hands on experience in Cards and E-Business systems especially with MasterCard issuing and acquiring environment.
  • Good communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity and commitment to work and be self-motivated
  • Detailed technical knowledge in IT, Cards & Plastics, e-banking and understand current trends.
  • General awareness of the bank’s operating procedures.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close on 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please quote this reference on your application : CO/03/HRD/2015

    4. Database Administrator

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for ensuring high systems availability and improvements to meet business growth demands, ensure timely intervention by key stake holders, improved performance, enhanced system security, business continuity and competitiveness in product and service development.

    The role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

    Monitor and manage the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for mission critical databases and Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities.

  • Develop manage and test back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly.

  • Ensure optimal allocation and Management of Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc & ensure mitigation of risks for all database systems
  • Take lead role inBCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
  • Ensure both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
  • Install database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice; ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches.
  • Create and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management.
  • Attend to system failure and resolve/coordinate resolution of the problem, ensure 24/7 availability for support of the bank’s mission critical systems & continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank while monitoring the performance of SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services.
  • Establish user needs and monitor user access, security and control database access permissions and privileges.

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline.
  • 3 -5 years in database technology with experience deploying Oracle technologies (e.g., Database, RAC, ASM, OEM,OCM, , Data Guard,, Audit Vault, database vault, etc) in production environments
  • Oracle RDBMS 11g OCP certification, experience & Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
  • Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic. Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL & Strong knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
  • Must have worked in a Large OLTP High Availability Database environment
  • Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows
  • Networking skills especially in the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close on 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please quote this reference on your application: DBA/03/HRD/2015

    5. Space and Contracts Manager

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for ensuring maximization of the Bank’s resources e.g. space, land, furniture, equipment and machinery and that all Bank contracts, leases, licenses, etc are adequate and up to date at all times.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Provide support to the Bank in efficient maintenance and service of bank assets to ensure that they are functional and in good condition at all times through administration of service agreements, contracts and leases.
  • Review and develop a long-term space rationalization & allocation strategy
  • Review contracts and service level agreements for cost management, efficiency and optimization as well as tender and negotiate service contracts on behalf of the bank
  • Manage bank owned premises, monitor rent payments and ensure that tenants have leases
  • Ensure processing of land rates and land rents for bank owned plots
  • Identify, measure and acquire space as well as negotiate leases for the Bank property (both leased and owned)
  • Co-ordinate the engagements between service providers and the Bank in administration of contracts and agreements in liaison with the Bank’s Legal Department.
  • Participate in the development of an annual and half year recurrent budgets in respect to rentals and services as well as develop the Unit’s annual and half year work plan
  • Site acquisition for new Branches/Departments and ATMs

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Land Economics, Building Economics, Real Estate or Law
  • At least 3 years experience in general property management
  • Project management and client management skills
  • Negotiation skills and Analytical skills
  • Business awareness
  • Contracts & SLA management
  • Knowledge of the bank’s policies & procedures
  • Good understanding of the contract law, land law and arbitration related to property management and contracts
  • In-depth knowledge of property management, acquisition and registration
  • Knowledge of the various professions in the construction industry

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close of business 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please quote this reference on your application: SCM/03/HRD/2015


    Nation Media Group Freelance Business Executives

    Job Number: HR-BE-01-2015

    Job Type: Full Time

    Number of Openings: 0

    Relocation: N

    Location:

    Opportunity:

    Nation Media Group (NMG) is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

    Reporting to Business Managers, the ideal candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective advertising solutions to clients.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Selling advertising for broadcasting brands;
  • Generating ideas for new sales and expanding the market opportunities;
  • Establishing contacts with and developing long term relationships with new clients;
  • Maintaining positive and productive relationships with existing clients;
  • Preparation of and adherence to individual sales plans in alignment with the organization’s goals and business objectives;
  • Meeting targets and KPIs;
  • Contributing to the team and functioning within the organisation’s corporate culture and values.

    Required Skills:

  • University Degree with at least 2 years’ experience in sales and marketing;
  • Excellent prospecting skills with an orientation for results;
  • New business to business sales experience preferred with recognition as top-performer
  • Ability to work independently, within a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills;
  • Superior communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong understanding of lead generation;
  • Ability to cultivate long standing client relationships.

    In Nation Media Group, we provide our teams with great products to sell, superior training, tools, and a sales management system that supports business development and rewards performance.

    If you think that you meet the above criteria and would wish to pursue a career opportunity with NMG, please send your application and a detailed CV online to Nation Media Group Freelance Business Executives

    We shall only contact the short listed applicants.

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Nyeri County Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Nyeri

    Nyeri County Public Service Board

    The County Government of Nyeri wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    1. Office of The Governor

    Information Officer

    1 Post

    Job Group “ J”

    Reporting to the Principal Information Officer, the Information Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities;

  • Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy.
  • Assisting in sourcing and arranging for appropriate television and radio programs to disseminate information on activities of the Governor
  • Assisting in documenting the Governor’s events through video, photography and press cutting.
  • Assisting in the preparation and placement of radio and TV infomericals
  • Assisting in the preparation of exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Any other duty as may be assigned.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a holder of at least a diploma in any of the following disciplines from a recognized institution in Kenya:- Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Media Studies / Sciences
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than three (3) years in Public Communications

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic salary - Kshs 24,662-29,918 p.m
  • House Allowance - Kshs 4,5000 p.m
  • Commuter Allowance - Kshs 4,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance) Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    2. Principal Information Officer

    1 Post

    Job Group “N”

    Reporting to the Director, Governor’s Press Service, the Principal Information Officer will be responsible for the following;

  • Development of communications and media strategy.
  • Sourcing and arranging for appropriate television and radio programs to disseminate information on activities of the Governor
  • Documenting the Governor’s events
  • Supervising the preparation and placement of radio and TV infomericals
  • Coordinating and organizing press teams for prompt and effective coverage of the Governor’s functions
  • Drafting speeches and talking notes for the Governor
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any of the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Communication Studies, Media Studies/ Sciences
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five years in Public Communications

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs 48,190 – 65,290 p.m
  • House Allowance - Kshs 17,000 p.m
  • Commuter Allowance - Kshs 8,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    3. Director Education & Training

    1 Post

    Job Group “R”

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for all matters related to education and training.

    Other duties and responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparation and implementation of the Directorates strategic plan and annual work plans.
  • Overseeing and coordinating promotion and implementation of ECDE and Youth Polytechnic Projects, policies and programmes.
  • Developing policies, strategy & guidelines for the development of County ECDE and Youth Polytechnics
  • Preparation of budget and procurement plans for the directorate
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Training & Education activities and programmes in the County.
  • Providing technical and coordination support to the stakeholders and partners in mainstreaming the ECDE and Youth Polytechnics guidelines for County Government
  • Preparation of periodic reports as required
  • Training needs assessment and planning
  • Management of staff working in the Directorate
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of Bachelors degree in Education from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Must have served for a minimum of seven (7) years in a relevant field at Job Group “N” and above in the Public sector or at management level in the Private sector.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    4. Director Physical Planning, Housing & Estate Management

    1 Post

    Job Group “R”

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for all matters related to Physical Planning, Housing and Estate Management.

    Other duties and responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparation and implementation of the strategic and annual work plans for the Directorate.
  • Preparation of budget and procurement plans
  • Preparation of periodic reports as required
  • Management of staff working in the Directorate
  • Preparation of County, urban and rural physical development plans
  • Preparation & implementation of physical planning policies, strategies, standards and programmes
  • Conducting thematic studies on matters relating to physical planning
  • Public education on physical planning and development control matters
  • Preparing annual state of physical planning reports on County ,Urban and rural physical development plans
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of housing programmes
  • Redevelopment of residential quarters
  • Planning and co-ordination of renovations and maintenance works
  • Training needs assessment and planning
  • Overseeing allocation and general administration of Government residential quarters and office accommodation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Have a Bachelors degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any of the following disciplines ;- Regional planning, Urban or Town Planning
  • Must have served for a minimum of seven (7) years in a relevant field at Job Group “N” and above in the Public sector or at management level in the Private sector.
  • Be a member of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural Association of Kenya.
  • Have a certificate in computer application skills relevant to the field.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    5. Director Land, Survey & Geo - Informatics

    1 Post

    Job Group “R”

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for all matters related to survey and land management matters.

    Other duties and responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparation and implementation of strategic and annual work plans for the directorate.
  • Preparation of budget and procurement plans
  • Preparation of periodic reports as required
  • Preparation of a database of all public land in the County in collaboration with National Land Commission
  • Overseeing topographical, cadastral, engineering, re-establishment and general surveys
  • Estimating and costing of survey projects
  • Overseeing digitization of land and survey projects
  • Management of staff working in the Directorate
  • Training needs assessment and planning
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any of the following disciplines ;- Land Surveying and Photogrammetry, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geomatics, Geospatial Engineering, Philosophy in Technology (Survey)
  • Must have served for a minimum of seven (7) years in a relevant field at Job Group “N” and above in the Public sector or at middle level position in the Private sector as a Land Surveyor.
  • Membership of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK).
  • Certificate in Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance) Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    6. Director Roads and Transport

    1 Post

    Job Group “R”

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for all matters related to road and transport work projects.

    Other duties and responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparation and implementation of the strategic and annual work plans for the directorate.
  • Preparation of budget and procurement plans.
  • Identification and prioritization of roads/transport infrastructure projects.
  • Reconstruction of failed roads, upgrading gravel roads, construction of bridges and non – motorized traffic etc.
  • Designing and supervision of construction works, project management and contract administration.
  • Preparation of designs, BoQs, cost estimates and tender documents.
  • Preparation of periodical reports as required.
  • M&E of annual budget/targets and strategic plan targets.
  • Management of staff working in the Directorate
  • Training needs assessment and planning
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Must have served for a minimum of seven (7) years in a relevant field at Job Group “N” and above in the Public sector or at management level in the Private sector.
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrate experience in Public Finance, Budgeting and Procurement
  • Computer skills in MS Project and Engineering design software.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089 - 144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    7. Director Public Works

    1 Post

    Job Group “R”

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for all matters related to public building work projects.

    Other duties and responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparation and implementation of the strategic and annual work plans for the directorate.
  • Preparation of budget and procurement plans.
  • Preparation of periodic reports.
  • Management of staff working in the Directorate
  • Identification and prioritization of public works projects for rehabilitation and new construction.
  • Design and construction of County offices, markets, health centers, stadiums, social halls etc.
  • Preparation of designs, BoQs, cost estimates and tender documents for proposed building projects.
  • Training needs assessment and planning
  • Approval and monitoring of all building plans to ensure compliance to the Building Standards.
  • Overseeing construction, supervision of works, project management and contract administration.
  • M&E of annual budget/targets and strategic plan targets.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment.

  • A Bachelors degree in Architecture or Quantity Survey from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Must have served for a minimum of seven (7) years in a relevant field at Job Group “N” and above in the Public sector or at management level in the Private sector.
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrate experience in Public Finance, Budgeting, and Procurement.
  • Computer skills in MS Project and Engineering design software.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary - Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance - Kshs 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance - Kshs 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service - Pensionable or Contract (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity - 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover - Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave - 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    Note

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

  • Academic and Professional Certificates and other testimonials.
  • National Identity Card
  • Certificate of Good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D).
  • A certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (C.R.B).
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (H.E.L.B).
  • Clearance certificate from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (E.A.CC).
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (K.R.A).

    (ii) The Nyeri County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

    (iii) Qualified persons from any part of the country are encouraged to apply.

    (vi) Civil servants working in the respective departments and meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.

    (v) Women who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.

    (vi) Persons living with Disability who meet the requirements are also encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the top left side indicating the position applied for and submitted to:

    The Secretary,
    Nyeri County Public Service Board,
    Karson’s Photo House Kimathi Street
    P.O Box 90-10100,
    Nyeri

    All applications should reach the Secretary on or before 10th April 2015

    Via postal service, courier service or hand delivered.


    Evidence Action Monitoring & Evaluation Field Officers Jobs in Oyugis, Amagoro, Kitale and Busia, Kenya

    Vacancy: Field Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation - DSW (Open to local hires only)

    Start Date: April 2015

    Reporting To: Associate MLIS – DSW _Kenya

    Location: Oyugis, Amagoro, Kitale and Busia

    About Evidence Action: We are a new organization that scales development interventions whose value has been demonstrated through the use of randomized evaluation.

    The Organization targets cost-effective interventions that can improve the lives of millions.

    It crafts resilient business models for long-run success, identifying innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and building best practice operational models.

    Two successful interventions (Deworm the World Initiative – DtWI and Dispensers for Safe Water – DSW).

    The Organization is also operating a new program in cooperation with the Government of Kenya, called the G-United programme.

    About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team: The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization.

    The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:

  • All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection)
  • Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making
  • Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis)
  • Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)
  • Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation
  • Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)

    The MLIS team works towards these outcomes through four sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:

  • Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.
  • Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.

    About the Position: Monitoring Field Officer DSW is a member of the DQM sub-team and the larger MLIS team, and is responsible for collection of monitoring data for the DSW program.

    Goals and Responsibilities

    Support Data Collection for DSW Monitoring:

  • Accurately and timely collect DSW evaluation data, through the administration of questionnaire, collection of samples, and making observations, in the areas of operation, using electronic and/or paper instruments.
  • Participate in bench-testing of electronic instruments as part of training and instrument improvement process
  • Timely and meaningfully support flow of information from the field to the Program Leadership by utilizing “soft feedback” tools.
  • Participate in the data collection training of operation/program field staff.
  • Support data flow process from the field to the office, by adhering to the data flow protocol that indicates when and how submit data
  • Enthusiastically provide mentorship to new staff involved in DtW data collection activities, including shadowing their work in the initial days in the field.
  • Maintain cordial public relation with local stakeholders, including government officials and community members, through observing meaningful and respectful engagement in the course of field work.
  • Contribute toward the cost-efficiency of the organization and programs through accurate management of financial payments and expenditures in the field and at the office
  • Support data collection needs from other programs, and other duties as may be assigned by the MLIS leadership.

    Qualifications

    Required Competencies and Attributes

  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting,
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field based assignments in other regions.
  • Self driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
  • Basic leadership skills in managing people ,working with communities, government officers, schools and teams
  • Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
  • Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment

    Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in a social science discipline with a bias on statistics or research applications, community work, project management or equivalent. Candidates with an M&E background have a definite advantage
  • Good language skills in English and Luo/Teso/Luhya both spoken and written
  • 1-2 yrs experience working in a research environment administering surveys, working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
  • Motor cycle riding skills or willingness to learn and ride a motorcycle.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Monitoring & Evaluation

    Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis


    Program Assistant Job in Kenya - Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network

    Vacancy: Program Assistant

    Purpose: To coordinate and provide technical assistance, implementation and monitoring of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Project and perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Job Specification (Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required)

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

    Applications with a detailed CV and cover letter including salary requirements and indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees should be sent to Email: jobs@epnetwork.org

    Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by 3rd April 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    EPN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


    HealthRight International Finance & Administration Manager Job in Kitale, Kenya

    Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager

    Reports To: Program Director

    Direct Reports: Logistics Officer, HR Officer, Bookkeeper, Office Cleaner

    Based In: Kitale, Kenya

    Classification: Full Time Employee

    Outline of Role:

    The Finance & Admin Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day finance and accounting for the HealthRight Kenya programs ensuring timely production and submission of internal financial reports. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all HealthRight and donor finance policies and procedures as well as standard Kenya accounting practices.

    The Finance & Administration Manager reports directly to the Program Director.

    Required academic qualifications and skills:

  • B.Com in Finance or Accounting ,CPA or equivalent qualifications
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
  • 3-5 year ‘s experience in financial accounting or financial management in the NGO sector.
  • Experience working with QuickBooks is preferred
  • Knowledge of Kenya tax laws
  • Demonstrate knowledge of USAID regulations and compliance standard
  • Management experience required
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to ensure completeness, accuracy and validity of all financial transactions

    How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs, cover letter and salary history on or before April, 8th 2015 to HRKenya@HealthRight.org clearly indicating the position for which you are applying. Please download the attached PDF document for full details regarding the position. For more information regarding our work, please go to HealthRight International

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Aga Khan Foundation Regional Communications Manager (East Africa) Job in Kenya

    Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)

    Employment Opportunities: Regional Communications Manager, East Africa

    Are you interested in finding innovative ways to communicate the impact of development work in East Africa?

    Aga Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF (EA)) is seeking a dynamic, creative Regional Communications Manager for East Africa.

    The RCM will be responsible for driving an ambitious communications strategy across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

    The RCM will coordinate the effective communication of AKF’s key messages and strategic direction while building the capacity of staff in AKF (EA) to contribute to AKF’s communication objectives.

    The RCM will also develop communications materials for policy engagement with government, donors and other partners.

    AKF is a private, non-denominational development agency promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development.

    AKF works broadly across five thematic areas: Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Economic Development and Civil Society Strengthening. AKF is an equal opportunity employer.

    Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive Communications Strategy for the region
  • Strengthen overall communications systems and coordinate the effective communication of AKF’s key messages and strategic direction
  • Distil key lessons from projects and develop communications materials for policy engagement with government, donors and other partners
  • Document results and best practices including compiling success stories, developing presentations and other communication materials
  • Publish articles to increase the visibility of AKF projects and their results
  • Update and maintain a photo bank and communications library
  • Build the capacity of staff in AKF (EA) to contribute to AKF’s overall communication objectives
  • Coordinate internal communications and update and maintain intranet

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, international development or relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in producing a wide range of strategic communications materials preferably in international development
  • Exceptional English communications skills with the ability to produce high quality reports, publications, presentations, documentaries and other materials.
  • Experience in managing, leading and mentoring staff
  • Willingness to travel and visit projects in the field

    Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three professional referees to the following email address: recruitment@akfea.org, with “Regional Communications Manager” in the subject line by 9th April, 2015 to the Regional Human Resources Director.

    Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the (Aga Khan Development Network ).


    ClinicaIRM Africa Clinical Research Associates Jobs in Kenya

    Africa Clinical Research Management Ltd (ClinicaIRM-Africa), an affiliate of Clinical Research Management Inc. Ohio, USA is a Pan-Africa full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializing in early to late stage clinical research and product development for biologics, drugs and devices.

    Clinical Research Associates

    Overview: We are seeking to hire motivated individuals with clinical research monitoring experience to fill positions of independent Clinical Research Associate (CRA) contractors for Phase Ill vaccine trial.

    Working within a highly qualified team, the CRA will initiate and close-out investigational sites, monitor the progress of clinical studies at investigative sites, and ensure clinical trials are conducted, recorded and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), ICH/GCP and all applicable regulatory requirements.

    Responsibilities:

  • Assess the qualification of potential investigative sites, initiate clinical trials at investigative sites, instruct site personnel on the proper conduct of clinical trials, and close clinical trials at investigative sites
  • Implement and monitor clinical trials to ensure sponsor and investigator obligations are being met and are compliant with applicable local regulatory requirements and ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Review and verify accuracy of clinical trial data collected, either onsite or remotely
  • Provide regular site status information to team members, trial management and update trial management tools
  • Complete monitoring activity documents as required by ClinicaIRM-Africa’s SOPs or other contractual obligations
  • Work closely with clinical team members to facilitate timely resolution of trial and/or clinical issues
  • Assess IP accountability, dispensation and compliance at the investigative sites
  • Verify Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting according to trial specifications and ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Communicate with investigative sites

    Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma or its international equivalent ¡n clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution
  • Clinical monitoring experience
  • Knowledge of ICH/GCP and local regulatory authority requirements

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications and CV electronically quoting the vacancy position on the subject line of email to oapollo@clinicalrm.com not later than Friday, 10th April 2015.


    Assistant Resident Engineer and Inspector of Works Jobs in Bungoma County Kenya - Lake Victoria North Water Services Board

    Lake Victoria North Water Services Board was established in March 2004 vide gazette notice No.1714 under the Water Act 2002 as a State Corporation.

    The mandate of the Board is to ensure efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within its area of jurisdiction.

    The Board is looking for self-driven, result oriented, highly motivated and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions to supervise one of its projects within Bungoma County.

    1) Assistant Resident Engineer

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Technical Manager Infrastructure Development the successful candidates will perform then following duties and responsibilities;

  • Supervision of the Contractor undertaking the works to ensure compliance with specification and the Contract.
  • Cost Control for the project
  • Ensure the contractor Implements the Environmental Management Plan
  • Ensure adherence to general site safety procedures by the Contractor.
  • Reviewing and approving Contractors Payment Certificates
  • Reviewing and approving Contractors Method statements and other relevant project documents
  • Preparation of periodical project progress reports.
  • Preparation of project completion report
  • On works completion, ensure Contractor prepares As-built drawings and Operation and Maintenance Manuals.
  • Carry out any other duty in relation to the project that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Appointment Specification

    Applicants should have the following qualifications;

  • A Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or eligible for registration and posses a first degree in Civil, Water or Construction Engineering.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in design and supervision of Civil Works preferably water supplies.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standards office and Engineering computer applications.
  • Good understanding of Contract Management for Civil Engineering Works.

    2) Inspector of Works

    1 Post

  • Reporting to the Technical Manager Infrastructure Development the successful candidates will perform then following duties and responsibilities;
  • Approval of works at site before commencement
  • Keeping daily records of Contractors equipment, personnel and materials at site.
  • Witnessing and approval of material testing.
  • Site inspection and supervision of Contactor during execution of the works (excavation, concrete placement, pipe laying and testing etc) to ensure compliance with specification and the contract.
  • Preparation of daily work progress reports.
  • Undertaking any other duty in relation to the project that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Appointment Specification

    Applicants should have the following qualifications;

  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering or Higher National Diploma.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in supervision of Civil Works preferably water supplies.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standards office and Engineering computer applications.
  • Good understanding of Contract Management for Civil Engineering Works. Interested Applicants should send their resume and applications with relevant copies of academic and professional qualifications, email address, day time mobile and names of three (3) referees to reach the undersigned before or on 10th April 2015.

    For both positions, the appointments will be on a 1 Year renewable basis and they will be based at the Works Site in Bungoma County.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Lake Victoria North Water Services Board
    P. O. Box 673 - 50100
    Kakamega

    Tel: 056–2030795, 2031552
    Fax: 056-2031506

    E-mail: info@lvnwsb.go.ke


    AMPATHPlus Senior Data Manager Job in Eldoret Kenya

    The Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATHPlus) is a program under the auspices of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Moi University whose aim is to provide sustainable efforts in access to health care.

    AMPATHPlus supports the Ministry of Health in eight (8) Counties of Western Kenya Region, with a catchment population of an estimated 3.5 million people.

    Applications are invited for the following vacant position in the AMPATH program:

    Post: Senior Data Manager

    1 Post

    Reporting to the M&E Advisor the successful candidate, will among others, be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling data management services in the program.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to program management and reporting.
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Perform quality checks on the data and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this.
  • Be a team player in coming up with derived concepts from the program data.
  • Review the performance of implemented computer systems and assess the need for amendments.
  • Review the performance of data entry personnel and assistant data managers and give appropriate recommendations.
  • Be an advisor to the administration on policy issues that affect data management.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of encounter forms and databases.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a high level of data quality in the databases used in the program.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and summarize data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of data personnel and play an active role in the training and development of data staff.
  • Prepare required reports and communicate them appropriately.
  • Provide technical assistance in data management to other data managers in the data management team as may be required.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, or any other related field where data management and analysis are key skills.
  • At least 3 years’ experience and proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of database design, management and retrieval methods.
  • Proficiency in MySQL or SQL and other statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with large databases.
  • Work experience in health care settings is preferred but not required.
  • Good communication and problem solving skills and a team player.
  • Experience in managing electronic medical record systems will be an added advantage.

    Terms of Employment: The successful candidate will be employed on a one year renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and allowances.

    Application Submission: Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should send their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae giving details of current remuneration to:-

    The Chief of Party
    AMPATH Plus/AG. C.E.O AMPATH
    P. O. Box 4606-30100,
    Eldoret

    So as to reach him not later than 6th April, 2015

    NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    OSIEA Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Available: Human Resources Manager

    The Open Society Foundations (OSF) works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

    The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) which is part of the Open Society Foundations implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

    We seek a dynamic, creative and committed Human Resources Manager, able to operate in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating superior interpersonal and leadership skills, knowledge of human resources best practice and the ability to multi-task.

    The Human Resources Manager is a key member of the senior management team.

    Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director.

    Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and quality control over recruitment procedures, including screening, interviewing, reference checks, and job offers.
  • Head all human resource functions in the office, including staff induction and orientation, maintaining and updating personnel files, and hiring and terminating employees.
  • Ensure employment policy structures with regard to job descriptions, salary scales, benefits, diversity, and training. Conduct periodic surveys within local markets to benchmark competitive staff compensation packages.
  • Oversee staff performance management policies, including annual 360 and probationary evaluation processes.
  • Serve as the key internal point person for employee labour relations and personnel mediation in the event of inter-office disputes
  • Oversee research, drafting, and updating of employee policy manuals; staff bios; and staff orientation binder
  • Research, negotiate and renew all office suppliers pertaining to personnel benefits, such as medical insurance and pension
  • Identify periodic skills development or in-house training opportunities for staff.
  • Oversee Centre of Excellence trainings for program assistants/office managers
  • Ensure a healthy and robust office environment to promote staff growth, wellbeing and productivity. Promote a healthy spirit of teamwork and communication within the OSIEA team through regular meetings and exchange of information.
  • Promote employee wellness and employee retention through creative benefits.

    Qualification/Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

  • University degree
  • At least ten years previous work experience in human resources administration
  • Substantive knowledge of the east Africa region
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, verbal and written communication skills
  • Integrity, confidentiality, and professional discretion essential
  • Appreciation of difference and diversity in the work place
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people with diverse backgrounds throughout a complex organization
  • Performance review methods and techniques
  • Staff training, development and recognition
  • Knowledge and understanding of human resources best practices, including ability to interpret and apply policies consistently in context of problem solving
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures Technologically competent, experienced with database systems, including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in inhouse working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org

    Search Closes: April 10, 2015 No phone calls, please.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted


    Medical Laboratory Specialist Job Vacancy - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat

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

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

    The program concentrates on HIV prevention, care and treatment in Western Kenya Region.

    KCCB-KARP is seeking candidates for the following position:

    Medical Laboratory Specialist

    Main activities

    1. Provide technical support to the local partner treatment facilities

    2. Regional Mentorship and Supervision

    3. Timely reporting

    Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Lab team in conducting ART sample monitoring.
  • Provide technical assistance to local counterparts in harmonizing/standardizing test methods, equipment/reagents, and test kits across project sites as well as developing specifications for products and maintenance service plans.
  • Provide technical laboratory assistance on Procurement, Logistics and Clinical Services/Treatment by developing laboratory equipment, reagents, test kits, and related supplies’ procurement plans.
  • Provide technical assistance to laboratory staff, including on-the-job and workshop trainings (e.g., new quality assurance protocols) as needed.
  • Help in creating standard operating procedures as required.
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes as per the program targets.
  • Exemplify the roles of lab staff as part of healthcare team in patient care and how they interact with others and other departments e.g. technical information about test results to clinicians
  • Prepare regular activity reports for the TA Team Lead as well as Head of Clinical Services
  • Participate in the development of the continuation application documentation and breaking down of specific roles for direct reports.
  • Prepare monthly activity schedules as per the annual work plan

    Qualifications

  • A Degree or a Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized University.
  • Registered with Medical Laboratory Board.
  • At least five years’ experience 3 of which should be in HIV field based environment, training and providing mentorship as well as Supervision to facility laboratory staff.

    Required Skills / Qualities

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, and ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Ability to facillitate learning experience using innovative training methodologies and mentor other other clinical staff.
  • Have excellent facilitation skills with emphasis on adult learning techniques
  • Competent practitioners in their areas of specialization
  • Participate in the development of the continuation application documentation and breaking down of specific roles for direct reports.
  • Prepare monthly activity schedules as per the annual work plan
  • Must be mature, respectful and a person of attested integrity
  • Is a committed Christian
  • Is able to serve people of all types of temperament.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    General Secretary
    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops –General
    Secretariat
    P.O Box 13475-00800
    Nairobi.

    EMail: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    To reach him on or before 17th April 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Uraia Trust Finance Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Finance Manager - Uraia Trust

    Uraia Trust is a premier national organization whose mission is to facilitate the provision of quality civic education and practical mechanisms for citizen engagement in public affairs.

    Uraia seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Finance Manager.

    The jobholder will provide managerial support to the Finance unit which will include improving financial management and procedures that support the Trust’s operations.

    In addition, this role is responsible for the implementation of policies, processes and procedures to ensure internal efficiencies and effective preparation and dissemination of financial information for management decision making and reporting purposes.

    The key responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Development and implementation of effective financial strategies, procedures in order to achieve compliance requirements, optimal efficiency, and efficient resource utilization.
  • Management of the grant management process including contracting with sub-grantees, contracts administration and reporting.
  • Maintenance of efficient financial management systems in accordance with the Trust’s financial procedures and in line with local and International Accounting Standards and best practices.
  • Monitoring of unit and programme budgets in liaison with the unit heads.
  • Cash flow management and review of reconciliations for submission to unit head.
  • Facilitate annual financial audits and any other periodic reviews.
  • Preparation of periodic financial reports for review and discussion with management.
  • Review and approval of payments and disbursements within established limits.

    The jobholder will report to the Head of Finance and Support Services.

    Position qualifications:

    The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • At the minimum a Bachelors degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance from a recognized University. Those with business related postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree in Business Administration will have an added advantage.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Additional relevant training and qualifications in grants management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ overall relevant work experience in project/grants accounting with at least 3 years at management level.
  • Demonstrated work experience in computerized accounting is essential. Those with competence in Navision financial software will have an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of two years that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details and quoting reference number UT/03/15/01 by 5 pm on 9th April 2015 addressed to:

    The Recruitment Manager
    Sheer Logic Management Consultants
    P O Box 53026-00200
    Nairobi

    Tel; 2247983/0737607699/0728607699

    E- Mail: info@sheerlogic.co.ke or sheerlogic@swiftkenya.com

    For more details about Uraia, please see the Uraia Trust website Uraia Trust


    IRC Supply Chain Officer Job in Hagadera, Kenya

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

    The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.

    Applications are invited for the following positions:

    Supply Chain Officer (Hagadera)

    Sector: Supply Chain

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: Reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Officer you are required to provide all necessary Supply chain supports to the field project activities in Dadaab field office and proceed with maximum efficiency while adhering to IRC’s Supply chain procedures.

    Overall Responsibilities

    The Supply Chain Officer will work under the supervision of the Senior Supply Chain Officer and should be a strong team member who can assist in the continued development of the Supply Chain team and contribute to the further effective running of IRC activities in Dadaab.

    She/he will be based in Hagadera and will be responsible for the effective management of the warehouse staffs and assets staffs.

    The Supply Chain Officer is a key position within Supply Chain and carries responsibility for the integrity of the IRC's Supply Chain system.

    Supply Chain must be able to rapidly response to the programs and operations needs, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.

    Specific responsibilities include

    Administrative Roles:

  • Manage all staff employed in the Supply Chain Warehouse and Assets Department supporting operations for Dadaab Program by assigning of duties through Delegation, monitoring the performance and regularly evaluating staff directly supervised by him /her.
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the Senior Supply Chain Officer for planning, organizing and developing the long term strategy and approach of IRC Supply Chain Functions
  • Ensure there is an adequate and neatly organized filling system for waybills, inventory records, assets data base, properties and other relevant supply chain records.

    Supply Chain Activities

  • To ensure all Supply Chain activities are carried out to a satisfactory standard.
  • To ensure that the necessary Warehouse and Assets activities are effected for all projects.
  • Where necessary, to manage, or support, the development and proper functioning of any project office deemed necessary to support the program
  • To familiarize yourself with the IRC Global Supply Chain Manual for warehouse and Assets and comply with the policies outlined in the Manual in terms of the documentation, policies and procedures.
  • To complete required reports and submit weekly and monthly logistic reports in good time to the Senior Supply Chain Officer.

    Warehousing

  • Ensure that all the ware houses are well maintained.
  • Ensure that updating stock records is done on a daily basis both on the prolongs, Bin cards and stock cards
  • Ensure that all stores procedures are followed by all staff.
  • Ensure that there is Controlled access to all IRC stores and ensure that stores premises are secure
  • Ensure that the filing system for stores is well maintained.
  • Ensure that an efficient storage and inventory system is maintained.
  • Review monthly stock reports.
  • Ensure that an update office, residence, and stores inventory is done on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all Logistics Policies and Procedures are followed and adhered to in all transactions.
  • Carry out periodic trainings reviews with all logistics staff

    Assets and Equipment Management

  • Ensure that an update asset register is maintained on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that an updated assets inventory sheets and Prologs are well maintained
  • Ensure that all IRC assets and equipment are well maintained
  • Ensure that all assets that allocated to individuals are signed off equipment issue form
  • Ensure that all IRC premises are well maintained
  • Ensure that the movement of IRC assets is tracked and the necessary documentation is done when an asset changes its status.
  • Ensure that an up to date filing system for all assets maintained.
  • Review all monthly asset reports.
  • Recommend assets for disposal and ensure that the necessary paper work is prepared.

    Miscellaneous:

  • To attend meetings when requested by the Senior Supply Chain Officer.
  • To Act on the procurement, Transport and Admin when necessary as requested by your supervisor.
  • To maintain confidentiality.
  • To continually strive to improve working methods, practices and working relationships within IRC.
  • To promote an atmosphere of co-operation and team spirit among IRC staff.
  • To carry out all duties responsibly and act in a professional manner at all times.

    Warehouse

  • Warehouse Monthly report
  • Inventory Report
  • Any other Warehouse reports required by LC or direct supervisor

    Assets

  • Assets inventory report
  • Assets Monthly Report
  • Disposal plans
  • Any other Assets reports required by LC or direct supervisor

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in Logistics management or any other relevant field in Supply Chain. A degree in business management will be an added advantage
  • Thorough method of working with ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Management ability to lead, motivate and develop staff;
  • Positive attitude with good sense of humor;
  • Committed team player;
  • Ability to live and work in a fairly isolated area and in conditions of limited comfort;
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel);
  • At least three year's experience working as a logistician;
  • The following experience will all be advantageous: previous NGO work, work in Africa, experience in repairing/maintaining vehicles, communications (Codan HF, VHF).

    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.

    Click here to apply online IRC Supply Chain Officer Job in Hagadera, Kenya

    Please apply on or before 9th April 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.

    Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on
    Tel: +(254-020) 2727730,
    Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.


    Project Manager Job in Kenya

    Job from Plan

    About Plan International

    Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.

    Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

    The Role

    Based at the Regional Office of Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA) in Nairobi with travel to the country offices, the Project Manager will manage the Hilton funded Community-led Action for Children (CLAC)-II Project which has activities that will be implemented in Kenya and Mozambique, as well as the wider Plan Regional of Eastern and Southern Africa.

    The position plays a key role in ensuring that lessons learned from CLAC II project are widely shared within the RESA region, as well as with the wider Plan organization.

    The Person

    li> Should have significant experience in project management: li> Minimum five years professional experience in development organisations managing similar development program/s. li> Strong grants management and financial management skills; demonstrated understanding of donor regulations and compliance requirements. li> Relevant technical experience in ECCD, education, OVC/protection, or related field. li> A Bachelor’s degree in social science/education, with a Master’s degree preferred. li> Strong interpersonal and communications skills li> Experience with monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools, research techniques and standards, data analysis, etc. li> Portuguese language skills preferred.

  • How to Apply:

    For a full job description and specification go to: Project Manager Job in Kenya

    Interested candidates should send their application to: plan.resajob@plan-international.org

    The job tittle should be the subject of your email application. The role is a three-year fixed term contract.

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    Closing date: 10 Apr 2015


    Regional CSO Effectiveness Project Manager

    Job from Plan

    About Plan International

    Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.

    Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

    The Role

    Reporting the Head of Strategy in the Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA) the purpose of this position is to manage the SIDA-funded CSO Effectiveness Project that will be implemented in five Plan Country Offices (Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) as well as provide leadership to Plan’s work on strengthening civil society in all 12 Plan presence countries in RESA

    The Person

  • Should have significant experience in project management:
  • Minimum Bachelors and preferably a Masters in Social or Political sciences or any related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with CSOs
  • Knowledge and professional experience in the area of civil society strengthening and institutional capacity building and familiar with the CSO Aid/Development Effectiveness agenda
  • Demonstrated expertise in the designing and implementing civil society strengthening initiatives
  • Experience in results-based project management or other logical frameworks,
  • Knowledge of human rights based approach, children and youth rights issues
  • Demonstrated facilitation and training experience

    How to Apply:

    For a full Job Description and Person Specification, go to Regional CSO Effectiveness Project Manager

    Interested candidates should submit their applications to plan.resajob@plan-international.org

    The job title should be the subject of your email application. The position is a three-year fixed term contract.

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    Closing date: 10 Apr 2015


    M-KOPA Solar Support Technician Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for offgrid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 150,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognized for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    M-KOPA is seeking

    Position Title: Support Technician

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Start: ASAP

    Reporting to: Technical Operations Manager

    Key Accountabilities

  • Monitoring and Managing M-KOPA’s local network
  • Providing first level support to network users on such issues as internet connectivity, printing and other basic computer issues
  • Providing first level support for our applications to in-house users
  • Tracking and updating user tickets and ensuring they are handled in a timely manner
  • Escalating technical issues as need arises and following up to ensure timely resolution
  • Willingness to work night shifts that may also cover weekends and holidays

    Incumbent Requirements

  • Solid understanding of networking, both on the software and hardware end
  • Ability to fix basic issues on computer hardware
  • Solid Operating System troubleshooting skills (both Linux and Windows)
  • Basic knowledge of MS SQL/ MySQL and SQL query languages a plus
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience providing user support
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Beneficial

  • CCNA certification will be considered a plus
  • MCSE certification will be considered a plus

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    How to Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-ST-0315

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview.

    Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Closing date: 31st April 2015.


    Graphic Designer Job in Kenya - Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery

    We seek to fill the position of a Graphic Designer within our organization.

    The requirements are as below;

    Job Description:

  • The candidate must have at least 3 years experience in a fast paced working environment.
  • Proficiency in design software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Proficiency in production supervision for both print and digital work.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good Project Management skills.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Self-driven and motivated to perform and improve continuously.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Good client relations.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Must have exemplary writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Design or related field.
  • Minimum C+ in KCSE.
  • Proficiency in English – written and verbal skills.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send in their application letters and CV to hr@arcaffe.co.ke before end of day on 3rd April 2015.


    KickStart International Partnership and Sales Officer Job in Embu, Kenya

    KickStart International Inc.

    Job Title: Partnership and Sales Officer

    Function: Partnership and Sales

    Location: Embu Area (Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties)

    Grade: 7 ( Commercial)

    Type of Contract: Open Ended

    Role Purpose:

  • Enlist groups of farmers in the designated areas
  • Make all the scheduled visits to each group of farmers as agreed with the group and the supervisor
  • Create awareness and convince farmers to purchase MoneyMaker pumps
  • Follow up on the prospects to close a sale
  • Create awareness of the Rent to own and Mobile Lay away financial products to farmers
  • Carry out farm demonstrations to the farmers who desire to understand the pump
  • Register farmers for the appropriate financial product to procure the pump
  • Follow-up on the registered farmers for payments
  • Ensure that all the documentation on any sale is fully made and at the right time
  • Ensure that the dealer assigned to them have all the appropriate marketing collaterals

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Partnership and Sales Regional Manager

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Works with: Other Partnership and Sales Officer in the region, Dealers, Project Manager, Partners, Group leaders

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Insert main area of responsibility
  • Daily reports on all activities carried out
  • Ensure that all documentation of the areas visited including a Geo-tagged photo are up loaded into the Drop box
  • Ensure that all the sales documentation are made including contracts, guarantee forms are all made and passed on to the supervisor
  • Groups are met on time, according to the schedule and all prospects are recorded

    Qualifications and Experience

  • KSCE
  • Certificate in sales and marketing
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to KickStart’s values

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Experience selling assets to rural markets
  • Experience working with retail markets

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the title on the subject line before COB 5th April, 2015


    Jumia General Merchandise Hunter Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: General Merchandise Hunter

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment.

    Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in. We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our production department.

    Job Description

  • 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 unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to Apply

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, to the following contacts : joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Kenindia Assurance IS Audit Assistant Job in Kenya

    Kenindia Assurance Company Limited

    Job Title: IS Audit - Assistant

    Department: Internal Audit

    Reports to: Chief Internal Auditor / IS Audit Manager

    Supervises: None

    Job Purpose / Function: Conduct internal audits related to information technology functions / processes and the technology applications that support business functions.

    The internal audit activities involve analyzing risks and testing controls, recommending process and control improvements, and providing reports summarizing audit activity and proposed recommendations to relevant stakeholders.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review of company policies and procedures’ and how they align to company strategic vision and ensure a road map that proactively protects IT assets and keeps pace with escalating threats and evolving regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct continuous vulnerability & risk assessment of the information technology environment including general system controls, infrastructure controls, and application controls.
  • Reviewing functionality and documentation of information systems controls on all areas of the Company’s operations
  • Carrying out pre – implementation reviews of projects requiring acquisition of new IT software & Hardware and assessing their technical viability
  • Reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls on new information systems and system changes on existing systems
  • Carrying out post implementation reviews of newly installed information systems and system changes
  • Reviewing security controls on the Company’s information systems including oracle databases, LAN, WAN, PABX, Office automation software systems, Email solutions.
  • Reviewing internal controls on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans Assisting the Information Systems Auditor in carrying out ad hoc assignments and forensic investigations
  • Performing post – implementation reviews of previous audit recommendations and reporting on implementation status.
  • Attending to other relevant duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Information Systems Audit Manager

    Job Specifications

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
  • CISA certification is an added advantage

    Minimum years of experience required for them

  • 2 year experience in information systems audit and control.

    Core skills and competencies

  • Team player with strong Interpersonal skills,
  • Good verbal and written communication skills,
  • High integrity

    Forward your application to recruitment@kenindia.com by closure of business on 7th April, 2015.


    KickStart International Regional Partnership and Sales Manager (Eastern Region) Job in Kenya

    KickStart International Inc.

    Vacant Position: Regional Partnership and Sales Manager (RPSM)

    KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty.

    Function: Partnerships & Sales

    Location: Eastern Region - Machakos, Kitui and Makueni

    Type of Contract: Open Ended

    Role Purpose: The position is responsible for selling Money Maker pumps to partners and individuals through a network of private sector dealerships.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Country Director

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Partnership and Sales Officers

    Works with: Partners with the relevant institutions, NGOs, Farmer’s Cooperatives, Micro Finances and Extension staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and the County Government, Farmers, Washington State University

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    The Regional Partnership and Sales Manager key focus will include:

  • Manage the Partnership and Sales Officers in the region ensuring that each meet their monthly set target, prepare and send daily, weekly and monthly reports and that Guarantee forms, Tone Kwa Tone and Rent to Own documents are filled and sent to the office and on time.
  • Ensuring that all donor funded project activities and targets for the region are achieved and exceeded
  • Managing dealer accounts and relationship ensuring that dealers pay on time, have adequate stock of pumps, accessories, spares, demonstration kits and is branded.
  • With the assistance of the Global Marketing Manager ensure that all field marketing activities and especially the word of mouth related activities are undertaken.
  • Engage all the potential partner organizations, government agencies (both National and County) and farmers groups to make sales
  • Train partner organizations, farmers groups, other stake holders and government agencies on the importance of irrigation and farming as a business.
  • Train dealers on MoneyMaker products, branding, creating a MoneyMaker Estate for visibility, stock management, product demonstration, filling guarantee forms and any other KickStart related document that originates or is relevant to dealers
  • Represent KickStart in various Stakeholders forums to articulate KickStart position
  • Responsible for all KickStart assets and resources in the region
  • Staff development and training on Sales and Partnership issues
  • In liaison with Product Innovation and Development carry out Market test for new innovative products and services

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Achieve set sales and partnership targets and grow sales for the MoneyMaker pumps in the region focusing towards the 2020 KickStart vision.
  • Cost effective, sustainable and timely selling process and pump delivery
  • Development of good sales pipeline with potential partners in the region and repeated sales from the same
  • Effective team management to increase sales performance per individual sales officer
  • Effective management of resources especially vehicle, Sales and marketing materials and routes
  • Good and productive working relationship with dealers in the region
  • Understanding of the expected results for each donor funded project and the timing in the region.
  • In depth understanding of the area of operation, potential areas and partners
  • Production of daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Ensure that every Partnership and Sales Officers uses the Hot prospect system and the daily sms-interactive reporting system

    Principle Accountabilities

  • Prepare and implement the work plan for the sales in the region
  • Set sales targets, manage and resolve work related issues for Partnership and Sales Officers
  • Manage dealers and their accounts in the region
  • Carry out specific donor related activities to ensure that the agreed targets are met and superseded
  • Develop and build relationships with potential partners to promote irrigation work and sell pumps
  • Negotiate and close bulk sales with partners
  • Attend Stake holders meeting and hold joint field days, shows and exhibitions
  • Mentoring and training of the Partnership and Sales Officers
  • Strengthen the existing systems and processes for customer service
  • Liaise with the County governments for various licenses

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing,
  • At least 3 years’ experience selling farm tools/equipment
  • Experience managing people, partnerships and sales outlets.
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to KickStart’s values

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Strong customer focus
  • Results/Performance Orientation – proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast moving environment
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance and oversight
  • A can-do entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical abilities ,presentation skills and detail oriented
  • Shares KickStart’s values and believe in its Mission
  • Fluency in English and other local languages required

    If you feel you are the right candidate to fill this position, please send your CV and Cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the position title on the subject line by COB 7th April, 2015.


    KickStart International Head of Partnerships & Sales (Southern Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    KickStart International Inc.

    Vacant Position: Head of Partnerships & Sales – Southern Africa

    KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass - markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small - holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty.

    Function: Partnerships and Sales

    Location: KickStart HQ Office - Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Open Ended

    Role Purpose: The Head of Partnerships & Sales, Southern Africa Hub will be responsible for developing, expanding, and reporting on our program in Southern Africa.

    He/she is also responsible for managing our program and our staff in the Region.

    These activities support the primary goal of getting people out of poverty in the Region by promoting the sales and usage of KickStart’s MoneyMaker branded irrigation pumps

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director, Global Institutional Partnerships based in KickStart’s Africa Office in Nairobi

    Staff directly reporting to this post: TBD (To be determined)

    Works with: Country Sales Representatives and distributors

    Nature and Scope:

    The Head of Partnerships & Sales will:

  • Perform the due-diligence to understand the market potential and opportunities for MoneyMaker products in Southern Africa.
  • Create the market development and sales plans for specific-countries in Southern Africa. Lead and manage the implementation of the plan to ensure growth in sales, social impacts, market share, and profitability in the Region. This will be done primarily through:
  • The proper selection, development and management of distributor network in each country.
  • Support and develop the Identification of new and existing partners in the NGO world and stakeholders that will boost the development of smallholder irrigation in the Region.
  • Recruit, manage, coach, and develop capacity of country Sales representatives in the Region to develop and promote MoneyMaker irrigation pumps.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of KickStart’s activities, finances and social impacts

    Key Performance Criteria

  • Impact and sales targets
  • Creation of partnerships.
  • Develop an effective supply chain in each country.
  • Ensure collection of end use data of MoneyMaker pumps in each country.
  • Effective management of budgets.
  • A team that is ethical, team-work oriented and high performing.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for setting a scalable and sustainable growth model for KickStart in Southern Africa.
  • Optimize KickStart economic sustainability in the Region and support fundraising activities.
  • Regular market assessment and pro-active development of country specific sales and marketing plans with Country Sales Representatives and distributors to maximize sales and impacts in the region. This includes sales plans, pricing policies, and promotional plans for each country.
  • Actively promote products through product demonstrations, product support and training of distributors, customers and influencers.
  • Actively manage customer and distributor accounts and collect outstanding receivables.
  • Develop and manage the operations budget for this program and provide monthly updated sales forecast.
  • Program design and implementation using tactical marketing initiatives.
  • Establish an annual and long term Business Plan.
  • Open country programs and/or B2B programs in a variety of countries and design and implement the relevant model for each country.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and support to the staff in other countries in the region.
  • Prepare monthly work plans and monthly reports.
  • Compile and collect monthly end user data for impact monitoring.
  • Perform any other official duties within the key performing criteria as may be assigned to you.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • 7 plus years of sales experience. Both private and public sector experience preferred.
  • Bachelor degree required. MBA preferred.
  • People Management Experience – managing, mentoring, developing people and a high performing team.
  • Financial management experience – develop and manage operating plans and budgets

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Excellent understanding of the agricultural market in the region preferred
  • Excellent business presentation skills
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Results/Performance Orientated– proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast paced environment
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance and supervision.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities and detail oriented.
  • Shares KickStart’s values and believe in its “Mission”
  • Fluency in English, fluency in French/Portuguese an added advantage
  • Willingness to travel for up to 60% time every month.

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this job, please send your CV and Cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the position title on the subject line by COB 5th April, 2015


    Kisii County Land Management Board Member Job in Kenya

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    Kisii County Government

    National Land Commission

    Appointment of a Member of County Land Management Board

    The Kisii County Public Service Board, on behalf of The National Land Commission, wishes to recruit one (1) qualified person to fill the position of Member of County Land Management Board- Kisii County, pursuant to the provision of Article 67 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and National Land Commission Act No.5 of 2012 section 18 subsection 2 (b).

    Duration of Service: The Member to the county Land Management Board shall hold office for a term of five years and shall not be eligible for reappointment. This is a part time position.

    Duties / Responsibilities

  • Processing of the transactions to be approved by the Commission –allocation of public land, change of user, extension of user, subdivision of public land, renewal of leases, extension of leases.
  • Inspecting of the Public land allotment for adherence to planning requirements.
  • Encouraging use of alternative and traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land dispute.
  • Perform any other functions assigned by the Commission or by any written law.

    Requirement for Appointment

    To qualify for appointment as a member of the board a person shall: -

    (a) Be a citizen of Kenya and above 18 years of age;

    (b) Hold a degree in one of the following areas; - Land use planning, Survey, Land & Natural Resources, Agricultural & related fields, land economics/ real Estate, Social sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Accounting or any other related field.

    (c) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    (d) Ordinarily a resident of Kisii County.

    Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    All Interested and qualified individuals should submit their applications attaching copies of National ID card, detailed CV, academic and professional certificates, clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Criminal Investigation Department and, Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board and certificates of Membership from their relevant professional bodies.

    Applicants are encouraged to indicate on the application letter their subcounty of residence.

    Applications to reach us on or before 10th April, 2015 and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P. O. Box 1848-40200, 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


    ILRI Vacancy: Research Associate-IITA

    Posted: 25 Mar 2015 12:57 AM PDT

    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate on behalf of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

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

    ILRI hosts the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nairobi. IITA with its headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, works with partners throughout Africa and beyond to reduce producer and consumer risks, enhance crop quality and productivity, and generate wealth from agriculture.

    Responsibilities

  • Contribute to support on two on-going projects;
  • GIZ project which aims at developing, testing and transferring a ‘Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS)’ system for cassava to IITA-Nairobi,
  • BMGF funded project which works to address solutions to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD)
  • Work with a post-doctoral scientist on Ribonucleic acid (RNA) Sequencing experiments for gene discovery from various sources of tolerance to CBSD.
  • Work with a post-doctoral scientist to establish a VIGS system for cassava to validate candidate genes.
  • Conduct virus diagnostics including both end-point and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • Support validation of SNP markers associated with quantitative trait loci (QTL) for CBSD tolerance and marker-assisted breeding activities.

    Requirements

  • MSc in Biochemistry, biotechnology or related field.
  • At least five years of practical experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience with growing plants in under glasshouse conditions and in the field would be an advantage.
  • The incumbent should have experience with general molecular biology techniques as well as RT-PCR diagnostics, in vitro culture and recombinant DNA techniques.
  • He/she should be able to record and present results and compile reports to a high standard.
  • He/she should have experience with laboratory management.
  • The person must be willing to travel to European labs for capacity building purposes, and be willing to engage in capacity development through training courses.
  • Experience with general molecular biology techniques as well as RT-PCR diagnostics, in vitro culture and recombinant DNA techniques.

    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 for a 3 years fixed term period

    Job level and salary: This position is job level 2D and the successful candidate will be awarded a competitive salary and benefits package.

    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 Vacancy: Research Associate-IITA before 6 April 2015. The position title and reference number; RA/IITA /03/15 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at ILRI

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


    Jumia J-Force Entrepreneurship Opportunity in Mombasa Kenya

    J-Force Entrepreneurship Opportunity - Mombasa

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones.

    Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce.

    Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment.

    Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

    Entrepreneurship Opportunity- Independent Sales Agent (Mombasa)

    Jumia Kenya is here again to promote Entrepreneurship with a great opportunity to build your own business in a fast growing organization. Run your own business with unlimited income!

    As an Independent sales agent, you are offered attractive commissions for top salesmanship, flexible hours of work and regular training without committing to full employment with Jumia -Housewives, Professionals, students & you....

    Wondering what you gain from being an Independent sales agent?

  • Be your own boss
  • Hire and manage your own team
  • Dictate your hours: Work from home, your Office or from school
  • Gain access to daily promotions.
  • Earn money with commissions and have fun doing it!
  • Get free access to all our trainings and gain knowledge on your job!

  • You don't need any previous experience, only a strong motivation and enthusiasm!!

    Contact us on:

    0732 222 904/ 0708 163 579

    Please send your resume to: jforce@jumia.co.ke

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Jacaranda Health Ultrasound Sonographer Job in Kenya

    Job Description: Ultrasound Sonographer (Full or Part Time)

    Background: Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.

    We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women.

    As it builds a network of maternity hospitals, Jacaranda Health launched one clinic in Nairobi in 2012, a second in 2014, and one more is in process in the region.

    Job Summary: We are seeking to hire Full or part time Ultrasound Sonographers to work in our Maternity Hospitals.

    Reporting to the Director of Clinical Operations, the Sonographers will primarily be responsible for providing quality ultrasound services to our clients, reviewing and analyzing reports and producing the same for physician review.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Explaining the ultrasound procedure to patients and answering any questions they may have.
  • Maintaining the ultrasound equipment and maintaining the room in which the procedure takes place.
  • Performing the ultrasound ensuring the transducer (probe) is capturing images of every angle/section that must be assessed and ensuring the images are of best quality.
  • Maintaining patient’s records and adding medical notes related to the ultrasound procedure if necessary.

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences/Ultrasound/Radiography
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sonography/ultrasound
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates may apply by sending application letters and CVs to jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Ultrasound Sonographer

    Submission should be received by April 10, 2015.

    Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions.


    Sales Representatives Jobs in Kenya

    Job: Sales Representative

    Job Type: Full time

    Locations: Representatives for each of these locations.

    1. Bomet / Narok

    2. Nandi / Kericho

    3. Uasin Gishu / Elgeyo marakwet

    4. Kisii / Nyamira

    5. Homabay / Migori

    6. Kisumu / Siaya

    7. Kakamega / Vihiga

    8. Busia / Bungoma

    9. TransNzoia / West Pokot

    Job Description

  • To close sales on a consistent basis and in line with credit and delivery terms
  • To meet monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets and grow sales month by month
  • To identify and map sales areas and conduct sales demos
  • To manage institutional sales and resellers within territory
  • To train resellers and institutional partners on how to sell, install and service
  • To ensure complaints and after-sales service issues and repairs are managed in time and to the satisfaction of the customers
  • To report to the Account Executive on a daily basis to review and plan ahead
  • To meet high ethical standards in line with the company culture
  • To forecast sales accurately in line with the organisation’s mission and vision.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in Sales/ business related field
  • 1-3 years of sales experience. Candidates with experience in selling solar products preferred
  • Account Management experience preferred
  • Preferred candidates come from the following industries: solar, agriculture, insurance, microfinance, FMCG
  • Proven track-record of meeting revenue/ collection targets
  • Willing to travel extensively in sales territory
  • Strong team player a go-getter, who can take initiative and work independently
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, innovative, passionate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Able to connect with people and obtain their trust and respect
  • Proven ability to conduct institutional sales.

    Those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their resumes to apply@dumaworks.com with the email's subject line consisting of Sales Representative 1681, your NAME and PHONE NUMBER.

    (Otherwise your application will be DISQUALIFIED)


    Ujamaa-Africa Call for Expression of Interest to Provide External Audit Services

    Call for Expression of Interest to Provide External Audit Services

    Background: Ujamaa-Africa is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Korogocho slums.

    For the past five years UJamaa has been working with No Means No Worldwide (NMNW) in to provide organizational support for the No Means No Kenya (NMNK) Girl’s Empowerment and Boy’s Transformation programs in Nairobi’s slums.

    We believe this alliance creates an innovative model for women’s empowerment.

    Ujamaa-Africa/NMNK offers micro-loans to women and grandmothers who care for orphans and also provides girl’s empowerment and boy’s transformation programs for vulnerable girls and boys.

    This comprehensive approach has proven highly successful

    UJAMAA-AFRICA wishes to engage the services of an External auditor of both local and international reputation for initially 2 years (financial year 2015- 2016) in accordance with the statutory requirements, International Financial Reporting Standards Guidelines and International Standards on Auditing (ISA)

    Scope of the Assignment: The audit will be conducted in accordance with ISA as published by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), with special reference to ISA 800 (Auditor’s Report on Special Purpose Audit Engagements).

    In conducting the project audit, special attention should be paid to the following:

    a) Funds have been used in accordance with the relevant general conditions, relevant financing agreements, with due attention to economy and efficiency, and only for the purposes for which the financing was provided; b) Goods and services financed have been procured in accordance with the relevant general conditions and relevant financing agreements

    c) Necessary supporting documents, records, and accounts have been kept in respect of all Project ventures including expenditures reported via Summary Report (or Interim Un-audited Financial Reports (Interim Reports)

    e) The accounting records have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices, give a true and fair view of the financial position of the Project as at financial year-end and of the resources and expenditures for the fiscal year then ending.

    f) Review the compliance on each of the financial covenants as per the donor Agreements especially to ensure compliance for the conditions under which the funds were released.

    g) Ujamaa Africa Current turnover is $ 700,000 P.a

    Audit Reports The auditors will issue an audit opinion on UJAMAA AFRICA’s Financial Statements.

    In addition to the audit opinion, the auditor will prepare a "management letter," in which the auditor will:

    a) Give comments and observations on the accounting records, systems, and controls that were examined during the course of the audit;

    b) Identify specific deficiencies and areas of weakness in systems and controls and make recommendation for their improvement;

    c) Report on the lack of compliance of each financial covenant in the relevant financing agreement;

    d) Communicate matters that have come to their attention during the audit which might have a significant impact on the operations of the organization; and

    e) Include management's comments in the final management letter.

    Location of Assignment: The assignment will be carried out at Ujamaa-Africa offices, Kamunde road, Kariobangi North at LandMark Plaza

    Requirements

  • The Lead Consultant should be an internationally qualified auditor (CPA, ACCA or its equivalent) with experience in donor accounting and financial management especially USAID/DFID/UN Funded Programmers.
  • The Firm should have strong knowledge and experience in donor account auditing especially USAID/DFID/UN Funded Programmes.
  • The firm should be registered with ICPAK;
  • The partners must be full time audit practitioners and in good standing with ICPAK;
  • The firm must provide a valid business permit;
  • The firm must demonstrate sufficient quality control measures and that they are independent in their functions;
  • A detailed profile showing the list of clients; at least three (3) of whom must be NGO’s who can stand as referees;

    Applications

    Please send (via e-mail) expression of interest, Proposals (both technical and financial), and Comprehensive curriculum vitae of the audit team members, to: Email: rosebella.apollo@ujamaa-africa.org

    Deadline for application is 31/March/2015


    ICRC Air Drop Officer Job Vacancy

    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 of;

    Air Drop Officer (posted in South Sudan delegation)

    Function Responsibilities:

  • Setting up of Drop Zones to receive food commodities by air drops;
  • Ensure drop zone markings are correct and in place and in clear vision for aircraft;
  • Ensure drop zone is secure and free from people and live stock before each drop;
  • Ensures that the ICRC staff and daily workers are briefed on procedures and sequence of events before each drop;
  • Confirm the drop schedule and load for each drop with the AOM (Juba) and ICRC team on ground;
  • Ensure proper radio communications are possible between aircraft and ground;
  • Pass on local weather conditions prior to flight departure as well as when making contact with aircraft before drop;
  • Stop the drop if there is any infringement of parameters or conditions for dropping or if any doubt to safety of aircraft or people/live stock on ground;
  • Co-ordinates; all activities on ground at the drop zone and supervision of daily workers hired for the purpose of collecting the air-dropped food commodities;
  • Responsible for communication between; drop zone, aircraft and assist in communication of procedures and security of the drop zone to the local community;
  • Coordinates the retrieval of dropped commodities and storage thereof after the drop;
  • Keeps Air Ops Manager informed about any delay, irregularity and/or security breach that may jeopardize the operation of the ICRC aircraft and the safety of the air drops.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in aviation and/or combination of education, professional training, certification in air transport, and experience in air transportation related occupation required;
  • Additional vocational training in logistics or aviation an asset;
  • Minimum age : 25 years;
  • A minimum of (2) years of progressively responsible work experience with an airline, flight department or airport or in a similar field of expertise;
  • Experience with a Humanitarian agency would be an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is required including knowledge of aviation technical terminology, Arabic would be an asset;
  • Advanced level in computer skills including working knowledge of Flight planning and Flight departure Control system;
  • Good knowledge in radio communication.
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Team Work, Planning, Organisation & Assessment; Communication and Networking.

    Other Requirements:

  • Good; organizational, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Ability to work and leave in remote field areas with basic leaving conditions
  • Flexibility to work under pressure.

    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 3rd April, 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


    ICRC Storekeeper (Medical Warehouse) Job in Kenya

    Employment Opportunity: Storekeeper - Medical Warehouse

    Applications are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the above position within the Medical Warehouse of the Logistics Centre.

    The Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate receipt, accountability and dispatch of all medical goods in JDE system;
  • Ensure proper storage, safety and security of the medical goods;
  • Prepare medical stock reports as required in JDE system and as per the medical logistics standards;
  • Take part in the periodical stock taking of the medical warehouses;
  • Conduct on job trainings and induction programmes for new staff deployed in the medical warehouse;
  • Handle all issues concerning stocks in the warehouse;
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of the stocks with the supervisor after internal stock count;
  • Custodian of stock adjustments and all claims in the JDE system;
  • In charge of the medical kits and assembling of the kits.
  • Assign and allocate duties to all staff in the warehouse;
  • Acts in the absence of the medical warehouse supervisor.

    The Requirements

  • Academic: Min 'O' Levels ;
  • Certificate in Stores Management or its equivalent;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar position ;
  • Excellent computer skills required preferably with ERP;

    The Profile

  • High sense of integrity;
  • Good team player;
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Honest;

    Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resources Office on the address or e-mail below, on or before 27th March 2015.

    Please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

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

    International Committee of the Red Cross, Logistics Centre,
    P.O. Box 34071, Nairobi, 00100 (GPO),
    Kenya

    EMail: lon_hr_services@icrc.org


    Save the Children Head of Child Survival (Kenya Country Office)

    Head of Child Survival – Kenya Country Office

    Position Code: HCS PDQ

    Status: Re-Advertisement

    Team / Programme: Kenya County Office / Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Department

    Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to field locations

    Grade: TBC (Competitive Package)

    Post Type: National (1 year 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 Head of Child Survival (HCS) takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the Children International’s work on health, nutrition and WASH in the Kenya Country Office.

    As a senior member of the programme development and quality (PDQ) team, the HCS is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in Health & Nutrition (H&N) both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children.

    The HCS is also responsible for initiating and taking technical leadership in H&N focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovation and good practices; leading on policy research and advocacy on H&N through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions, and; playing a leading role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for the sector.

    WASH is a crucial cross-cutting element of Save the Children’s H&N programming, as well as contributing to the achievement of results in education and child poverty programmes.

    The HCS will supervise and support the WASH Technical Advisor to ensure that responsive and context appropriate WASH solutions are integrated in programme design and implemented effectively.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director Programme Development and Quality. Dotted line to relevant Area Programme Manager when in their area.

    Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Health Technical Advisor, Nutrition Technical Advisor, WASH Technical Advisor. Dotted line to Health Advocacy Advisor and Senior Health Programme Manager

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Programme Development

  • Lead on development of thematic strategy in H&N including household health and nutrition practices, public health, nutrition and WASH services, in programme and policy designs in line with Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan for Kenya
  • Lead in developing and realising ambitious yet practical H&N and WASH plans as part of the Country Annual Plans
  • Work together with PDQ and operations teams to initiate and design high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable project proposals and concept notes for the sector
  • Proactively seek information on potential donor sources and share project opportunities in H&N and WASH with PDQ and operations teams linking to Country and Area strategies on H&N
  • Seek strategic linkages, wherever applicable, with other thematic areas of the Kenya programme i.e. child protection, education, child poverty, and child rights governance (CRG) for developing integrated programmes for difficult to reach children in Kenya

    Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • Lead the development and implementation of relevant and sustainable capacity building strategy for area teams and partners including consortium partners on H&N and WASH in coordination with the operations teams
  • Provide technical guidance and inputs where relevant to the PDQ and operations teams and consortium partners and conduct technical review of donor reports to ensure that the reports are of high quality from a technical point of view as per expectations in the project proposals
  • Assist the PDQ team to enhance the capacity of operations teams (e.g. programme/project managers) in developing appropriate systems for documenting and storing relevant information/data needed for donor and member reporting.
  • Provide elaborations and as required directions and trainings to managers in operations teams involved in delivering projects focusing on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of H&N programmes.

    Representation and Advocacy

  • Represent Save the Children in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate) related to H&N
  • Work closely with the Health Advocacy Advisor, PDQ and operations teams to develop policy research and advocacy strategy in H&N in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
  • Leverage donor interest and government policies for the difficult to reach children in Kenya both in emergency and development situations through targeted advocacy/key messages
  • Identify and capitalise key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for child and maternal health and nutrition in Kenya
  • Work with consortium members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children

    People Management, Mentoring and Development

  • Ensure that all technical staff in H&N and WASH understand and are able to adapt their roles in both emergency and development contexts
  • Manage the H&N technical (PDQ) team; define expectations, provide leadership and support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate; ensure availability of and support appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in H&N and WASH
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.
  • Oversee that all H&N and WASH staff proactively build and maintain technical skills and competencies required for leading and/or inputting for first class programmes – both development and emergency nature
  • Manage the performance of all direct reports through: effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations; coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities; recognition and rewards for outstanding performance; documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvement workplans
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.

    Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager and take a lead in ensuring that all H&N and WASH projects and components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines
  • Technically assist the PDQ team in measuring achievement and progress towards program goals and results through the MEAL system
  • Lead and work closely with the PDQ team to identify and lead strategic ground breaking research in H&N and WASH for development of innovative programmes and issue-based advocacy
  • Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the projects internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable development of children in Kenya

    Knowledge Management

  • Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in Kenya and in doing so play a leading role in introducing innovations in H&N programmes (gained from existing and emerging Save the Children’s global knowledge and practices) and in turn documenting and sharing best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with quality programme team.
  • Work with technical resources among Save the Children members to facilitate sharing and learning in H&N good practices and leverage their support for strengthening H&N related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building in favour of children in Kenya

    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

  • Masters in medicine; public health; community health; health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates especially with reference to “child and newborn health” and emergency obstetric care Recommended a minimum of 10 (Ten) years of relevant technical experience including at senior level
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical H&N projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in the Kenya context and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    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 10th April 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Feed the Children Regional Child Sponsorship Coordinator (Africa) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Regional Child Sponsorship Coordinator, Africa

    Reporting to: Regional Director and Director, Global Child Development Operations (US Office)

    Line Managing: Child Sponsorship Country Coordinators and Project Assistants

    Terminology: Child Sponsorship (CHSP) refers to all tasks related to enrolling children into the child sponsorship activity and the necessary activities needed to maintain those sponsorships.

    Child-Focused Community Development (CFCD) refers to the in-country program framework within which child development/sponsorship is carried-out across our country programs.

    Position Purpose: The Regional Child Sponsorship Coordinator, Africa will be responsible for coordinating all child sponsorship activities for Feed the Children (FEED) in the region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Malawi) offering technical support and managing sponsorship activities in the communities under Feed the Children programs in the region.

    This position also plays a critical role to ensure the well-being of sponsored children under FEED required standards, as well as proper and accurate data documentation of sponsored children in line with set organizational standards.

    This position provides front-line support to coordination of CHSP activities with program services such as nutrition or education services (these services themselves are managed under the CFCD framework of Feed the Children) in collaboration with the Program Impact Department (PID).

    This role is responsible for maintaining cohesive working relationships between country offices, regional staff, International Operations department and International Child Development department (US Office).

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop regional targets for child sponsorship activities in the region.
  • Coordinate sponsorship strategies into practical plans for the region in liaison with US Office
  • Maintain regular communication with head office by reporting on regional targets, projections, processes and outcomes.
  • Oversee adherence to standard policies and procedures on enrolling and recruiting of children into the program.
  • Ensure that country child sponsorship coordinators provide required reports and documentation related to child enrolment and sponsor cultivation activities.
  • Ensure regional sponsorship team and committees are well trained on preferred practices, including facilitation, awareness creating, mentoring about the activity to relevant stakeholders. (alternate phrases – community entry & mobilization, sensitization of local leaders and parents)
  • Regular report preparation and updates on the status of child sponsorship activities in all countries within the region.
  • Ensure all data collected is analysed and is available for program planning.
  • Conduct M&E and document reports on performance of the activity for reference with other activities in the region.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor country staff involved in child sponsorship.
  • Manage communication between sponsored children, sponsors and FEED office Custodian of sponsored children documents.
  • Give input to overall budget forecasting for the country and regional child sponsorship plans and activities.
  • Provide regular updates at the office and at official gatherings on sponsorship activities.
  • Profiling beneficiary stories for new children in the program and updating their progress in the program.
  • Respond effectively to sponsor queries whenever they arise.
  • Communicate effectively, timely and accurately with project staff and beneficiaries.
  • Constant communication with coordinators of sponsorship projects in country offices.
  • Assume other official duties that may be assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Social sciences or related field Masters will be an added advantage.
  • Three years’ experience working in child sponsorship projects.
  • Excellent computer skills in databases, spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams.
  • Mature and sociable personality with a passion for serving children in need.
  • Self-motivated individual who works with minimum or no supervision.
  • Willingness to travel regularly within project sites.
  • Good coordination, analytical and problem–solving skills.
  • Committed to the mission of Feed the Children and to the organizational child protection policies and procedures.

    How to Apply:

    If you meet the requirements mentioned above, please send your application and detailed C.V. to hr@feedthechildren.co.ke by 7th April 2015

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Jubilee Alliance Party County Coordinators Voluntary Jobs in Kenya

    Jubilee Alliance Party: Applications are invited for the position of County Coordinators across the Country.

    Requirements for appointment:

  • Above the age of 27 years;
  • Registered member of the Party;
  • Hails and resides in the given County;
  • Kenyan citizen;
  • In addition, the applicant must demonstrate high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament and competent to handle public and community service;
  • Education requirement of KCSE and above (if available);
  • The applicant shall not be a member of the Public Service.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Party matters at the County level
  • Liaison between the County and National office.
  • Cascading coordination to constituency and ward level
  • Party membership recruitment.
  • Opening of party offices and designating the official existing offices.

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-

  • A letter of application
  • Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with telephone number, e-mail and contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the applicant’s previous work experience
  • Certified copies of certificates.

    Kindly note that the position is voluntary and not renumerable.

    Applications to be dropped at the Party National Headquarters so as to reach the Party not later than 7th April, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M.

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Veronica Maina (Mrs)
    Secretary General.
    Jubilee Alliance Party
    P.O. Box 37482-00100, Nairobi
    Kingara Road, Lavington, Nairobi


    Head of Financial Services Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited, a Water and sewerage Service Provider, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

    Head of Financial Services

    Reporting To: Managing Director

    Department: Finance

    Job Summary: Plan, direct and co-ordinate the internal financial operations under the broad guidance of the Managing Director and in consultation with Managers of other Departments.

    Job Grade CMT (13)

    Key Tasks:

  • Planning, Directing and Coordinating the Internal Financial Operations.
  • Preparation of quarterly and Annual Financial Reports
  • Formulate and maintain an up to date register of the company assets and liabilities
  • Assessing the Financial Situation of the Company.
  • Preparing Budgets and Controlling Expenditure.
  • Supervising staff in the Department.
  • Ensure compliance with Financial regulations
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Managing Director

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters Degree In Finance/Accounting and CPA(K)
  • With 6 Years Experience in Senior Management.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 17th April, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    All applications to be directed to:

    The Managing Director
    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 8418-30100
    Eldoret


    Human Resource and Admin Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited, a Water and sewerage Service Provider, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

    Human Resource and Admin Manager

    Reporting To: Managing Director

    Department: Human Resource and administration

    Job Summary: Planning, Co-ordinating, controlling and managing of effective Human Resources Policies and procedures.

    Ensure continuous availability of right skills and effective utilization and provision of human resources within the company.

    Job Grade 10

    Key Tasks

  • Manpower planning and strategy formulation.
  • Performance management
  • Participating in the formulation and implementing the company’s human recourse policies and procedures.
  • Planning the company human resources requirement and ensuring proper development and utilization of the existing human recourses
  • Providing of proper identification, development and training needs of the company
  • Ensuring enforcement of discipline and establishment of disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Investigating issues on discipline
  • Development and maintaining harmonious and productive labour relation in the company
  • Planning welfare programmes for staff
  • Handle industrial relations
  • Staff remunerations
  • Coordinate maters of training and staff development
  • Administer leave and related issues.
  • Initiate disciplinary issues and follow up to completion
  • Ensuring establishment and maintenance of management information on personnel activities
  • Participating in the CBA negotiations
  • Administering of employment terms.
  • Prepare management reports on matters affecting personnel
  • Liaise with other heads of department and ensure that all members of staff operate under safe and clean environment
  • Supervising, appraising and maintaining accurate personnel records
  • Participation in staff recruitment
  • Maintain appropriate company welfare schemes.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or Business Management (HR option) with 8 years experience.
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or Masters in Business Administration (HR Option) will be an added advantage.
  • Registered member of Institute of Human Resource Management.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 17th April, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    All applications to be directed to:

    The Managing Director
    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 8418-30100
    Eldoret


    Sewerage Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited, a Water and sewerage Service Provider, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

    Sewerage Manager

    Reporting to: Head of Technical Services

    Department: Technical

    Job Summary: Oversee Operation and maintenance, treatment of waste water, design and construction of Sewer infrastructure.

    Job Grade 10

    Key Tasks

  • Carry out designs of minor sewer extensions
  • Supervise staff in the Sewerage Section.
  • Ensure that waste water is properly treated before it is discharged into the rivers.
  • Prepare maintenance schedules in collaboration with the sewerage superintendents for plants, equipments and vehicles and make sure that these schedules are followed in order to guarantee sustainability of the sewerage services.
  • Supervise construction of new structures and/ or repairs thereof and provide the necessary engineering expertise.
  • Ensure timely response to customer complaints on time.
  • Prepare periodic technical reports of the Section.
  • Maintain sufficient and useful technical data and information for the management and decision making.
  • Perform any another duty as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil/Water Engineering with 8 years experience.
  • Masters Degree in any of above fields will be an added advantage.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with Engineers Board of Kenya

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 17th April, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    All applications to be directed to:

    The Managing Director
    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 8418-30100
    Eldoret


    Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kenya - Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited, a Water and sewerage Service Provider, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

    Quality Assurance Manager

    Reporting To: Head of Technical Services

    Department: Technical Department

    Job Summary: Responsible for all day-to-day laboratory operations, Water quality control and overall supervision of quality assurance staff.

    Job Grade 10

    Key Tasks

  • Overall supervision of quality assurance staff.
  • Ensures all quality assurance staff are adequately trained to safely perform all required job functions and that competency records are maintained.
  • Review local laboratory operations for all aspects of the continuous improvement process.
  • Recommend measures to improve testing procedures, use of equipment, and needs for new equipment.
  • Oversee the maintenance of equipment and procurement of consumables Responsible for ensuring quality water is delivered to customers
  • Monitor the quality of trade effluent discharged into the company’s sewer.
  • Monitor sewage effluent disposed into environment and ensure that it meets the required national and international quality standards
  • Ensure treatment chemicals are of right quality

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Candidate must have a Bachelors Degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology with 8 years experience.
  • Masters Degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 17th April, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    All applications to be directed to:

    The Managing Director
    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 8418-30100
    Eldoret


    Pembroke House School Jobs in Gilgil Kenya

    Pembroke House School is a full boarding school, based in Gilgil.

    It is an established, co-educational Prep School with over 85 years experience in educating and developing successful children with remarkable leadership skills, enthusiasm and spirit.

    Positions Required for the Academic Year 2015/2016

    1. Head Teacher

    2. Head of Science

    3. Head of Religious Studies

    4. Head of Learning Support

    5. Science Teacher

    3. Tennis and Swimming Coach

    For the above posts the ability to coach sport would be an advantage.

    Candidates are required to be passionate about their subject with a proven track record of success at 13+ C.E. examination and Scholarship.

    Willingness to be involved in the full life of a boarding school is essential. Applications with full CVs should be sent to recruitment@pembrokehouse.sc.ke

    Telephone: +254 727 108 567 or 20 231 2323

    If you have not heard from us by 31st March 2015 consider your application unsuccessful.


    Nation Media Group Security Officer (Investigations) Job in Kenya

    Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in Print, Broadcast and Digital media.

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

    We are seeking to recruit an experienced and a self- motivated individual to the position of Security Officer - Investigations in our Security Services department.

    Job Ref: HR-SO-03-2015

    Reporting to the Head of Security, the Security Officer will be responsible for ensuring that security operations and investigations are conducted efficiently and effectively so as to manage and protect company staff, their guests and company assets besides ensuring that company standards, practices, policies, and investigations meet the business requirements as well as those for prosecutions when needed.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Investigate all Company related security incidents such as hi-jacking, accidents, theft, fraud, misappropriation and other cases of impropriety and recommend corrective measures for action;
  • See all investigation processes through from investigations, reporting, disciplinary enquires, appeal hearings, to criminal prosecutions where appropriate;
  • Liaise with all necessary law enforcement agencies to ensure coordination of all investigation activities to enhance successful prosecution of criminal acts;
  • Utilise CCTV, access control, and any other surveillance systems in investigations to build strong cases capable of standing both Civil and criminal proceedings;
  • Carry out regular risk and threat assessments and communicate the findings of the relevant management, paying particular attention to changes in the threat to company personnel and assets, and make timely recommendations to mitigate these;
  • Liaise with, and maintain ongoing relationships with relevant authorities such as the National Police Service, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, National Intelligence Service, Independent Police Oversight Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and other local authorities and agencies so as to create strong communication channels between them and the Company;
  • Initiate and co-ordinate an immediate response to security incidents where there is a threat to Company employees and assets so as to ensure minimised loss or injury, and if necessary, to respond personally;
  • Deliver security related training, to all security staff on investigations, managing standards, written reports, etc;
  • Monitor and evaluate current investigations, and provide feedback and advice on trends, and threatening activities that have been noted.

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and proven advanced education in security management or related field;
  • Police/Military or industrial security background;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a ‘hands on’ security practitioner, two (2) of which should be in Security Management position;
  • 2 years’ experience in private sector security;
  • Demonstrable strong skills and experience in corporate investigations with outstanding verbal and written communications and strong relations with government and private security agencies;
  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice System from Police procedures to Court procedures;
  • Exposure to and knowledge of loss prevention, access control systems and procedures, video surveillance, CCTV and related physical security skills;
  • Demonstrated self-confidence with capability of interacting with all staff cadres and maintaining confidentiality.

    If you meet the above criteria, apply online at Nation Media Group Security Officer (Investigations) Job in Kenya on or before 9th April, 2015.

    Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants


    Ufanisi Housing Marketing Officer Job in Thika Kenya

    Ufanisi Ventures Housing Cooperative Society Ltd requires a marketing officer who will head marketing department.

    The ideal candidate will head its marketing department.

    The candidate will be required to have the following qualifications;

  • A bachelor of commerce (marketing option) or its equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years experience
  • A diploma in marketing with a minimum of 5 years experience in a reputable firm
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate
  • Persons with experience in real estate business will have an added advantage.

    Persons who meet the above stated qualifications are asked to apply with confidence to;

    The Chairman,
    Ufanisi Ventures Housing Cooperative Society
    P.O Box 3336 – 01000,
    Thika

    or EMail info@ufanisihousing.co.ke

    The application should reach our offices on or before 3/4/2015


    Shalom Community Hospital Jobs in Athi River, Kenya

    Shalom Community Hospital - Athi River

    1. Biomedical Technician

    Reporting to the Hospital Administrator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following among others:

    Duties

  • Designing and implementing programmes for preventive maintenance for medical equipment. Further, carry out preventive maintenance and repairs of medical equipment.
  • Participating in the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment.
  • Participating in training user departments on handling medical equipment.
  • Liaising with departments to roll out the maintenance schedule.
  • Ensuring service level agreements for medical equipment are met by contractors and suppliers.
  • Training user departments in handling medical equipment.
  • Evaluating the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical equipment.
  • Documenting written procedures for preventive maintenance.
  • Maintaining job cards for each job assigned.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Medical Engineering.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience, 2 of which should be at a supervisory level.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good organisational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate.

    2. Marketing & PR Officer

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following among others:

    Duties

  • Preparing, planning and project managing the publication of all publicity material to maximise brand promotion.
  • Creating marketing campaigns and working with the company’s external PR agency to see them executed.
  • Creating and developing new innovative ways to communicate the company message to their existing customers.
  • Contributing to the annual sales and marketing plan.
  • Planning and project managing marketing events and evaluating their success.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of all marketing activity.
  • Developing and implementing an internal marketing programme.
  • Supporting the marketing manager in day to day marketing activities.
  • Plan, develop and deliver campaigns as agreed within timescales

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Higher Diploma or Degree in Marketing
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the field
  • Good communication skill
  • Strong personality and results oriented person
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • High level of motivation, organization, honesty, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Strong negotiation and customer care skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

    3. Pharmacy Assistant / Pharm Tech

    Reporting to the Head Clinician, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following among others:

    Duties

  • Prepare and dispense prescribed medications and pharmaceutical preparations according to patients' prescription.
  • Provide advice for non-prescription medications.
  • Monitor drugs and other medical supplies levels and initiate the procurement process.
  • Take inventory and track medication and supply orders.
  • Keep records of all drug stocks ordered, drugs issued to clients and stocks remaining.
  • Prepare and submit reports on daily sales undertaken and achievement to the management as required.
  • Arrange drugs in the required manner.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers which includes clinics, doctors, hospitals and other institutions

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • At least a Certificate in Pharmacy
  • One year experience in a similar position, preferably in a busy retail pharmacy set up will be an added advantage.
  • Good customer care skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Must be computer literate and be able to manage software programs.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application to hr@shalomhospital.org quoting the position.

    Include your current remuneration, testimonials and give full contact details

    Deadline: 6th April 2015


    UNDP BCtA Health Sector Study (Mobile Money) Consultancy in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    Health Sector Study (Mobile Money)

    Background: The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global leadership platform that challenges companies to advance core business activities that are inclusive of poor populations and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

    BCtA is a joint initiative of the UK Department for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

    BCtA is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme Headquarters in New York.

    The Business Call to Action global leadership platform provides opportunities to share expertise, knowledge, and best practices for market-based approaches to development; initiative development advice and assistance; and linkages with companies, donors, and other key stakeholders.

    Objective: The objective of the assignment is to undertake research on the use of mobile money platforms in the health sector and prepare a global standard publication (approximately 30-35 pages for main report plus appendices that include case descriptions, references and list of interviewees.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Maximum two page proposal for implementing the assignment (including key work stages and timelines; consultants can also suggest suitable case examples if any) – Template provided.

    4. Maximum of three examples of previous publications/research to you name

    Please quote the following references on the subject line: “Consultant, Health Sector Study (Mobile Money)”.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Friday, 10 April 2015 by 2.00 P.M Kenya Time.

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


    UNDP Best Practice Case Publication on Youth Employment and Skills Building Consultancy in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    Best Practice Case Publication on Youth Employment and Skills Building

    Background: The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global leadership platform that challenges companies to advance core business activities that are inclusive of poor populations and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

    BCtA is a joint initiative of the UK Department for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Clinton Global Initiative. BCtA is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme Headquarters in New York.

    The Business Call to Action global leadership platform provides opportunities to share expertise, knowledge, and best practices for market-based approaches to development; initiative development advice and assistance; and linkages with companies, donors, and other key stakeholders.

    Objective: The objective of the assignment is to prepare a short (approximately 10 page) publication featuring three company approaches to build the skills and include low income youth as employees or as suppliers or distributors in the value chains.

    The Consultant shall conduct desk research and interviews with selected companies to describe their approaches and identify success factors, challenges and opportunities for scaling the approaches as well as action points/implications for wider stakeholders (private sector, public sector, civil society organizations, educational organizations and development partners) in regards to supporting the economic inclusion and skills building of low income youth in Kenya.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Maximum two page proposal for implementing the assignment (including key work stages and timelines; consultants can also suggest suitable case examples if any) – Template provided.

    4. Maximum of three examples of previous publications/research to you name

    Please quote the following references on the subject line: “Consultant, Best Practice Case Publication on Youth Employment and Skills Building”.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Friday, 10 April 2015 by 2.00 P.M Kenya Time.

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


    Human Resource Administrative Assistant, (Nairobi)

    Job from UN Human Settlements Program

    Consultant Vacancy Announcement : Issued on: 25 March 2015

    Organisational Location: UN-HABITAT

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Functional Title: Human Resource Administrative Assistant

    Duration: 6 Months

    Closing Date: 03 April 2015

    Background

    The United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Human Resources Liaison Office, UN-HABITAT. The consultant will be reporting to the Human Resources Liaison Officer.

    Responsibilities

    Under direct supervision of Human Resources Liaison Officer, the consultant will perform the following duties:

  • Follows-up on actions related to the administration of the human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, etc, ensuring consistency in the application of regulations procedures.
  • Performs a wide range of office support and administrative functions.
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
  • Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases.
  • Proofreads documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the job Description database by scanning and posting onto the database.
  • Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.

    Assists in filing

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    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; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

    Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • 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& 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

    Completion of secondary school education is required. Relevant training related to human resource or administration would be desirable.

    Work Experience

    At least 3 years of relevant experience in human resource or administrative functions is required. Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Windows Applications) required.

    Language Skills

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    Remuneration

    Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

    Applications should include:

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (INSPIRA ) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

    1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

    2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

    3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

    4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

    5. Expectations regarding remuneration

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

    Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: UN-HABITAT e-Roster

    How to Apply:

    All applications should be submitted to: Ms. Nyambura Mburu

    UN-HABITAT
    P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: nyambura.mburu@unhabitat.org

    Deadline for applications: 03 April 2015

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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    Director, Business Development and Communications, Nairobi WWF

    WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation and environmental organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries.

    Our mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which we all live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

    Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude

    The Kenya office of WWF, based in Nairobi, seeks to appoint a

    Director, Business Development and Communication

    to help the WWF Kenya office and the WWF Network to grow in strength and influence by leading the development of a growth strategy and building the WWF Kenya brand and profile.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    1. Lead the development and implementation of fundraising and communication strategies and plans for WWF-Kenya

    2. Lead the fundraising efforts on behalf of WWF Kenya including planning, managing and ensuring the delivery of an agreed fundraising strategy and budget

    3. Manage and implement a fundraising action plan covering Public Sector Partners (PSPs), foundations, corporate, major donors and High Net-worth Individuals (HNWI), building long term relationships with strategic partners and mobilizing resources in line with strategies

    4. Working with WWF Network to maximise funding for WWF-Kenya from local and international donors.

    5. Proactively manage WWF Kenya’s corporate affairs and communications relating to conservation programs and initiatives

    6. Establish and manage WWF Kenya’s communication and brand development to support organisational growth. This will include running a strategic assessment of WWF Kenya’s communications and brand status in Kenya and developing a robust plan to include allocating human and financial resources to increase WWF Kenya’s influence and perception.

    7. Ensure WWF Kenya builds and manages it’s project portfolio in alignment with its strategic goals and objectives and according to contractual obligations; and builds donor confidence

    Applicants for this positionmust fulfill the following requirements:

  • An advanced degree in management, business administration, communication, marketing, or other relevant field
  • Proven experience of successful fundraising across the priority donor segments, with a track record of raising significant gifts (6 figures) from government agencies, foundations, corporations or major donors
  • At least 8 years of leading and managing teams
  • Proven success in developing and executing branding and communications strategies
  • Proven editorial judgement and thorough knowledge of on and off-line international media markets
  • Experience in developing and implementing online/digital strategies for engagement, campaigning and fundraising
  • Knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental non-governmental organizations
  • Proven success in working in a multi-cultural international setting

    View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at Director, Business Development and Communications, Nairobi and email your application by Friday 10th April 2015 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za


    Accountant Job Vacancy - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Secretariat

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – Catholic Secretariat

    Introduction: The KCCB- Catholic Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.

    It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following key position.

    Vacancy: Accountant

    Duties

  • To plan, organize and implement accounting operations and objectives; coordinates and integrates all activities toward achievement of established goals and objectives,
  • To ensure all functions and programs under charge are performed within established budgetary parameters, to include performing cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and ensuring sound fiscal control;
  • To prepare fiscal documentation regarding accounting activities, e.g., weekly, monthly and annual reports,
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts for all funds,
  • To plan, manage, coordinate, and implement the year end closing processes and procedures for the assigned accounting records; conducts year-end closing process; provides information to financial auditors; conducts standard internal audits of various accounting records;
  • To ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles; ensures maintenance of proper audit trails and verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work,
  • To evaluate receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions, and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with policies,
  • To perform verification and reconciliation tasks for invoices/ receipts/ balances according to department checks and balances procedures,
  • Ensure proper set up and running of accounting systems,
  • Compilation and combination of financial reports,
  • Preparation of the audit files,

    Qualifications

  • Has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree Accounting option or its equivalent.
  • Has a minimum of CPA K professional qualification;
  • Excellent MS Excel and Ms Word
  • Proven problem solver with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

    Performance Indicators

    Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #3 above.

    Personal Traits

    Must have a very clear idea of the Catholic Social Teachings.

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    General Secretary
    Kenya Conference Of Catholic Bishops -Catholic Secretariat
    P.O Box 13475-00800
    Nairobi.

    hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    Applications must reach us on or before 17th April 2015


    Nurse Tutor and Dean of Studies Jobs in Kenya - St. Luke’s Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing School

    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

    St. Luke’s Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing School

    It is seeking outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individuals to fill the following key positions.

    1. Nurse Tutor

    2. Dean of Studies

    1. Nurse Tutor

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Course and curriculum organisation, implementation, development and evaluation for students and others participating in continuing education.
  • Organisation of lectures, seminars and tutorials of the course modules in consultation with the dean of studies
  • Organisation of internal examinations
  • Teach all assigned subjects to all groups of students,
  • Utilise a variety of teaching methods to meet the individual learning needs nurses.
  • Evaluate academic progress of students, record findings and devise action plans where necessary.
  • Act as an examiner/assessor for students
  • Promotion of a research ethos.
  • Participate in clinical teaching in the clinical areas to trainee
  • Maintains clinical capability via regular clinical practice
  • Take responsibility for own professional development.
  • Participate in quality programmes, clinical audit and research.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) in any field of Nursing and not less than three (3) years’ experience in teaching.

    2. Dean of Studies

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts an annual review of the "Student Handbook," and meets regularly with staff and heads of other departments to foster academic excellence in the school , Is the Academic leader of college, and custodian of academic documents, Examinations’ coordinator and convener of examination committee,
  • Coordinate development of the academic budget,
  • Leading , and coordinating curriculum development, supervising, evaluating, and supporting departments to promote academic excellence, coordinating the professional development of college staff,
  • Evaluating tutorial staff in consultation with college Principal ,
  • Coordinating the review and implementation of the master rotation programme of the college,
  • Coordinating and assessing schemes of work and lesson plans for all tutors, Develop, administer, and promote the academic programs and academic support functions of the college ,
  • Coordinate and promote academic proposals, changes, reviews, and other academic matters,
  • Research on emerging trends in academic excellence,

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) in any field of Nursing and not less than five (5) years’ experience in teaching.

    Personal Qualities For Both Positions

  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
  • Group facilitation skills an added advantage

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    General Secretary
    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops –General Secretariat
    P.O Box 13475-00800
    Nairobi.

    eMail: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    To reach him on or before 17th April 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    ACTED Capital Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    ACTED Kenya / Somalia

    ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-political and non-confessional International NGO founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Paris, France.

    The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for better future.

    ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the below position in Nairobi Kenya.

    Capital Finance Officer

    Department: Finance

    Direct Hierarchy: Country Finance Manager

    Contract duration: Open Ended

    Location: Nairobi

    Starting Date: April 2015

    Main objective(s): To ensure cash management, documentation and accountancy for ACTED projects in Kenya/Somalia follow internal procedures, is transparent and accurate for all field and capital locations.

    Responsibilities:

    Accounting & SAGA (accountancy software):

  • Preparation of monthly/yearly PRATIC (Advances and Loans follow up tool);
  • Responsible for advance/loan follow up at field and capital levels; to ensure a timely closure of the same;
  • Maintaining a loan follow-up table upto date at capital level; to allocate loans on a monthly basis in SAGA;
  • To parameter SAGA (Financial Sheets, books, exchange rates, projects, contracts and third party codes);
  • Uploading in SAGA all books and extra-accounting books;
  • Responsible to check partners expenses uploaded into SAGA;
  • In collaboration with the Finance Controller, responsible for reallocation process;
  • Together with the Finance controller, mid-month Cash Books review country wide;
  • Monthly SAGA checks (dates, accounting codes, standard descriptions, rates and third party codes);

    Cash:

  • Responsible of payment follow up (planning), weekly cash forecasting and transfers to field locations in accordance with the monthly cash request and input from other departments;
  • Management, with the Country Finance Manager, of banking relationship;
  • Supervision of finance filing (vouchers, cash checking, bank statements, bank reconciliation);
  • Regular involvement in cash checking and enforcement of the “country cash policy”.

    Payment Procedures:

  • Sign the documents at Capital level as outlined in the ACTED Kenya / Somalia signatories document;
  • Responsible for checking & signing Capital vouchers before books are uploaded into SAGA;
  • Verify and semi-approve online transfers/payments;
  • To prepare statutory and taxes payments.

    File keeping & document checking:

  • Responsible for the final checks and filing of the Field vouchers (monthly basis);
  • Consolidating capital and field finance files(File Mapping);

    Reporting:

  • Responsible for “V1 checks (PRATIC)”, prior consolidation of final/interim/monthly reports to donors.

    Capacity building:

  • Training and support to the capital cashier and field finance officer(s) on accounting matters, according to the finance manual.

    Requested profile

  • A Bachelor’s Degree holder in Business Administration (Finance option) or Professional CPA holder.
  • Demonstrated experience of overall responsibility and accountability for the financial management of an organization preferably an INGO.
  • Well conversant with computer applications-MS Office is mandatory
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of using computerized financial accounting systems
  • Knowledge of SAGA( accountancy software) will be considered a plus
  • Good presentation and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • The ability to balance the demands of work with other commitments;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships;
  • The potential to lead and motivate others;

    Application Procedure

    Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (CV and cover letter) to kenya.jobs@acted.org on or before April 03, 2015.

    Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

    ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Co-operative Bank Jobs in Kenya

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?

    The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for ensuring maximization of the Bank’s resources e.g. space, land, furniture, equipment and machinery and that all Bank contracts, leases, licenses, etc are adequate and up to date at all times.

    1. Vacancy: Space and Contracts Manager

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Provide support to the Bank in efficient maintenance and service of bank assets to ensure that they are functional and in good condition at all times through administration of service agreements, contracts and leases.
  • Review and develop a long-term space rationalization & allocation strategy
  • Review contracts and service level agreements for cost management, efficiency and optimization as well as tender and negotiate service contracts on behalf of the bank
  • Manage bank owned premises, monitor rent payments and ensure that tenants have leases
  • Ensure processing of land rates and land rents for bank owned plots
  • Identify, measure and acquire space as well as negotiate leases for the Bank property (both leased and owned)
  • Co-ordinate the engagements between service providers and the Bank in administration of contracts and agreements in liaison with the Bank’s Legal Department.
  • Participate in the development of an annual and half year recurrent budgets in respect to rentals and services as well as develop the Unit’s annual and half year work plan
  • Site acquisition for new Branches/Departments and ATMs

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Land Economics, Building Economics, Real Estate or Law
  • At least 3 years experience in general property management
  • Project management and client management skills
  • Negotiation skills and Analytical skills
  • Business awareness
  • Contracts & SLA management
  • Knowledge of the bank’s policies & procedures
  • Good understanding of the contract law, land law and arbitration related to property management and contracts
  • In-depth knowledge of property management, acquisition and registration
  • Knowledge of the various professions in the construction industry

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: SCM/03/HRD/2015

    2. Vacancy: Database Administrator

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Monitor and manage the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for mission critical databases and Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities.
  • Develop manage and test back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly.
  • Ensure optimal allocation and Management of Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc & ensure mitigation of risks for all database systems
  • Take lead role inBCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
  • Ensure both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
  • Install database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice; ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches.
  • Create and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management.
  • Attend to system failure and resolve/coordinate resolution of the problem, ensure 24/7 availability for support of the bank’s mission critical systems & continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank while monitoring the performance of SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services.
  • Establish user needs and monitor user access, security and control database access permissions and privileges.

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline.
  • 3 -5 years in database technology with experience deploying Oracle technologies (e.g., Database, RAC, ASM, OEM,OCM, , Data Guard,, Audit Vault, database vault, etc) in production environments
  • Oracle RDBMS 11g OCP certification, experience & Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
  • Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic. Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL & Strong knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
  • Must have worked in a Large OLTP High Availability Database environment
  • Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows
  • Networking skills especially in the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: DBA/03/HRD/2015

    3. Card & E-Channels Officer

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Ensure that all systems used by the Unit meet business needs as well as provide the required business reports at all times.
  • Identify and fix technical problems associated with systems and system failures.
  • Engage in software installation, upgrades, and system enhancements in collaborations with Vendors.
  • Maintain the required system configuration and parameterization by ensuring that change control procedures are maintained.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures and guidelines for information processing and outputs are well documented, details available and well understood as well as establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Evaluate and assess technical requirements for systems implementation (needing) or requiring enhancements.
  • Housekeeping of client software installed in Card Centre i.e. deletion of unnecessary files, records etc.
  • Implementing and maintaining database security measures as well as applications tuning and performance monitoring
  • Comply with the regulations relating to transactions (e.g. Visa Rules and regulations)
  • Review of passwords changes and safeguard of key passwords in the safe

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Higher diploma in Computer science.
  • At least 5 years working experience with 2 years in an ICT environment.
  • Hands on experience in Cards and E-Business systems especially with MasterCard issuing and acquiring environment.
  • Good communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity and commitment to work and be self-motivated
  • Detailed technical knowledge in IT, Cards & Plastics, e-banking and understand current trends.
  • General awareness of the bank’s operating procedures.

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: CO/03/HRD/2015

    4. Vacancy: Business Development Manager – Structured Trade & Commodity Finance

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Originate and structure business deals, through appropriate use of term sheets and by capturing end to end sequence of events and mitigating any inherent risks.
  • Maintain product profiles and audit for products and transactions in order to have readily available database for Bank’s future use.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local and international Collateral Management Agents with a view of optimizing value to the Bank.
  • Identify business opportunities and threats then utilize them to position the Structured Trade & Commodity Financing (STCF) Business for the overall competitive advantage of the Bank, within the stipulated service level agreements.
  • Liaise with other departmental teams in structuring commodity financing transactions, to ensure that customer needs are attended to in an efficient and timely manner while safeguarding against potential operational risks.
  • Ensure that the Bank’s assets are protected within the stipulated Collateral Management Agents (CMA) agreements, to safeguard the Bank’s image by positively presenting it to the general public.
  • Work towards achieving targets in line with the Bank’s products and services, while providing exceptional service to existing and potential clients in the Bank’s chosen Markets.
  • Support other departments in the Bank by structuring innovative financial transactions to meet the customer’s requirements for Structured Trade & Commodity Financing.

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • 5 years experience in a credit and/or Trade Finance role.
  • Working Knowledge on International Trade Finance tools
  • ACIB/CPA/CPS /AKIB qualifications or a course in Trade Finance will be an added advantage.
  • A good understanding of the Capital Markets; NSE; Central Bank rules and regulations with respect to the various instruments issued or traded through them.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Strong marketing, negotiating and decision making skills.
  • Ability to perform financial analytics.
  • Should be thorough, keen to detail and be quality conscious.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A good knowledge of the CBK’s prudential guidelines as pertains to lending.
  • Intermediate credit skills as well as a good understanding of Corporate Banking.

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: BDM-STCF/03/HRD/2015

    5. Vacancy: Budgeting and Analytics Manager

    The Role

    The successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Develop robust budgeting models that will support plans formulation from first principles and enable granular budget reviews
  • Provide information on key assumptions, key performance indicators, benchmarks and drivers as a basis for preparing the annual budget, forecasts and other plans.
  • Coordinate and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting and operating plan and varied modelling tools.
  • Drive all forecasting updates, changes, submissions, commentary, analysis and reporting.
  • Support actual performance verses budget analysis within the monthly and periodic reviews.
  • Build / develop target metric scorecards, dashboards and other means of data analytics both at corporate level and lower units’ levels with an eye towards institutionalizing them
  • Liaise with finance business partners for business data analytics and insights as well as collaborative budgeting process
  • Provide expert and professional assistance and support to the Bank’s leadership/management and staff on budget and other related matters.
  • Research, analyze, evaluate and develop findings and make recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
  • Evaluate and formulate recommendations for enhancing the budget development process and budget documents.
  • Responsible for consolidated Budget for the group and preparation of quarterly forecasts and variance analysis

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills, attributes and competencies:

  • A Degree in Finance or Commerce / MBA preferred.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA(K) or its equivalent.
  • Proven advanced financial modelling skills and ability to apply complex financial analytics.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting with clear demonstration of strong analytical ability.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Strategic perspective with an ability to analyze complex issues, develop appropriate action plans and delivers the results
  • Ability to perform ad-hoc analysis, glean and form business insights under aggressive timelines
  • Ability to synthesize/analyze diverse information, develop and recommend strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and multiple initiatives
  • Ability to think creatively, highly – driven and self motivated.
  • 3 years related experience in a banking setup or experience in budgeting and analytics in a consulting capacity will be critical.

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: BAM/03/HRD/2015

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below or send to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by close of business 6th April 2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Head
    Human Resources Division
    Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
    P.O. Box 48231-00100
    Nairobi


    Sales Executive ( Officer Solutions) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position: Sales Executive

    Job Ref: AAT237076

    Location: Nairobi

    Work Type: Full Time

    Our Client is a leading supplier of complete office solutions and has a wealth of experience in delivering successful solutions to both private and public sector markets.

    They have an impressive portfolio of products and services including the latest state-of-the-art office telephone systems.

    They are seeing tremendous growth in their telecommunications business and consequently due to expansion, have an opening for an additional sales person to join their telecommunications sales team.

    Over the years the company has earned their reputation through:

  • Listening to our clients’ needs
  • Delivering the right business solutions
  • Excellent customer service
  • Best pricing possible

    Your role as Sales Executive will concentrate on developing new business telecoms equipment sales opportunities.

    As well as new business sales, you will also be responsible for managing and developing existing accounts to maximize sales revenue.

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience from Telecoms/ Office Equipment sales would be highly desirable or from another relevant B2B sales role.
  • A proven track record in business development.
  • The ability to identify and win new business as well as develop the existing customer base to maximise sales revenue.
  • Computer literate, organised, able to prioritise and deliver results.
  • Strong communication skills, with face-to-face sales experience.
  • Self-motivated with drive to succeed.

    Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Diploma in sales and Marketing or any Business related course
  • Experience in IT sales will be an added advantage.
  • Must be above 20 years

    Person Specification

  • Applicants should be self-motivated with a pro-active, methodical and innovative working practice in order to grow the company's customer base by signing new business and maintaining the Customer base
  • You must have the confidence to communicate well with clients at all levels and be able to prepare and present effective proposals and quotes.
  • Your after sales service skills and communication skills must be above average and include enhanced influencing, team working, inter-personal and professionalism. Strong negotiating skills are required in order to achieve the business objectives.
  • Applicants must be well presented and target driven.

    Interested and qualified candidates to send their applications accompanied by an up-to-date CV disclosing the current gross and expected salary to salesjobs254@gmail.com with email subject as Sales Executive - AAT237076

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Jovago Photographer Job in Kenya - Africa Internet Group

    Vacancy: Photographer

    Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Easy Taxi, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talent and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    We are seeking a suitably qualified Photographer.

    Who we are: Jovago is a hotel booking website or OTA (Online Travel Agency) offering thousands of hotels across Africa and South Asia for customers to book directly.

    Jovago opens up previously unknown hotels to be discovered, booked and reviewed by the world, and helps property owners to access ever more customers.

    We strive to provide our customers with a fast, reliable and easy to use way to book the perfect accommodation for you from the comfort of your own home.

    Job description: As a Jovago photographer, assignments will be given to you in form of missions which will consist of several hotels. You will need to be professional and demonstrate strong relationship skills when dealing with our partners.

    If you accept a Jovago mission, you will need to arrange time frames (up to 5 straight days) to go to hotels and complete the mission.

    You will be responsible for complying with our guidelines and delivering photographs to Jovago via mail or any other file sharing platform

    Qualifications:

  • Strong photography background and portfolio
  • Ability to shoot interior photography (with or without natural light)
  • Strong relationship skills with our partners
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be a Jovago brand ambassador when meeting with partners
  • Tanzanians and Uganda nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

    Start Date: Immediately

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application, including a detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and two professional referees to: hr.kenya@africainternetholding.com on or before 2nd April 2015.

    Africa Internet Group is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Marketing & Public Relations Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Africa Internet Group

    Vacancy: Marketing & Public Relations Officer

    Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Easy Taxi, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talent and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    We are seeking a suitably qualified Head of Sales Force to be based in Nairobi Kenya.

    Job Description

    Role:

  • Ability to plan creative offline events and campaigns on a low budget
  • Manage all social media channels
  • Liaise with media
  • Draft and publish PR
  • Reporting on marketing achievements and targets

    Skills Required:

  • Extremely creative
  • High energy and motivated to drive a start-up to the next level
  • Team Player - someone who creates a fun and dynamic atmosphere in the office
  • Good contacts with media
  • Well spoken and written English
  • Experience with Social Media and related tools
  • Familiarity with graphic design techniques and tools (desired but not mandatory)

    We offer you:

    An amazing learning culture.

    A flat structured working environment to enable you enhance your skills in revenue management.

    A chance to be part of an international team that offers great opportunities for growth

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application, including a detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and two professional referees to: hr.kenya@africainternetholding.com on or before 2nd April 2015.

    Africa Internet Group is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Kaymu Operations and Logistics Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Kaymu Operations and Logistics Lead

    The Operations & Logistics Lead role is a unique opportunity to help drive quality and efficiency through optimization of our logistics partners in their respective cities.

    This is a critical role as it directly correlates to continually improving the buying and selling experience on Kaymu through a lower delivery time and cost, and an optimal customer service.

    This role calls for a combination of strong analytical thinking, bias for decision-making & execution, and interpersonal skills to manage partnerships.

    This is an aggressive business startup role, and this person will work with the Country Manager along with the Africa COO.

    Kaymu is the largest, fastest-growing and safest online marketplace in Africa, where buyers and sellers meet and exchange everything from Fashion to Phones.

    Founded in January 2013, Kaymu’s vision is to offer both customers and sellers a shopping experience that is convenient, safe and second to none.

    We offer a unique education in launching and scaling new internet concepts, and an opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world.

    Salary packages are attractive and competitive.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner Relations. Manage relationship with AIG Express, identify & address problematic areas, and monitor their day-to-day operations.
  • Develop and optimize existing processes. Scale them up quickly but diligently, so they withstand growing volumes.
  • Develop new processes to help logistics partners operate efficiently and ensure correct on-time deliveries
  • Analytics. Heavy analysis of logistics KPIs to properly track delivery company performance through AIG Express and ensure high-quality buying and selling experiences on Kaymu.
  • Payments. Identify and address challenges posed by various payment methods (existing and under development) to make sure customers and sellers are satisfied.
  • Hustle. Take ownership of Kaymu logistics operations and do whatever it takes to get the job done!

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or similar field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience within a logistics or supply chain function
  • Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply
  • Solid understanding of an online marketplace operations and logistics setup
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Data driven decision making mentality and sound business judgment through strong analytical thinking
  • Ability to take initiative in a constantly-changing work environment
  • Flexibility, resilience and desire to learn

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume with subject as “APPLICATION: KAYMU OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS LEAD” to: hr.kenya@africainterneholding.com by 2nd April 2015.


    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya - Planned Parenthood Global

    Vacancy: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    Based in Kisumu

    Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international nongovernmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit two staff to support monitoring and evaluation activities of a three-year reproductive health project.

    Preference will be given to candidates with experience in NGOs and working in multi-sector programs.

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will manage M&E activities for projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and institutionalize a functional project M&E system for timely data collection, reporting and information sharing.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners to collect and collate data; to conduct program research work; and to document best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Work with program staff to develop and implement partner M&E plans and tools; and provide partners with training and technical assistance on use of M&E tools.
  • Provide technical support to POs on analysis of partner project reports.
  • Compile and manage service delivery and advocacy project data.
  • Work with regional M&E staff on analyzing project data and writing reports.
  • Collaborate with regional M&E and program staff on writing abstracts and articles for publication and make presentations at conferences
  • Together with program officers, conduct facility visits to verify and validate data collected
  • Plan for and facilitate quarterly and annual project review meetings

    Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, statistics, international development, or a related field plus a minimum of five years of experience, or Master’s degree plus a minimum of three years of related experience in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program monitoring and evaluation.

    How to Apply

    Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to aro.recruit@ppfa.org with M&E Officer as the Email Subject by Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer.


    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Planned Parenthood Global

    Vacancy: Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

    Based in Nairobi

    Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international nongovernmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit two staff to support monitoring and evaluation activities of a three-year reproductive health project.

    Preference will be given to candidates with experience in NGOs and working in multi-sector programs.

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will provide support to the management of M&E activities for projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow up with partner M&E staff for timely and adequate reporting
  • Review partner quarterly data completion and reporting tools for adequacy
  • Undertake data entry including on online data capture screens
  • Work with regional M&E staff on analyzing project data and writing reports.
  • Update and maintain projects reporting schedule
  • Assist in facilitating planned assessments, surveys and evaluations
  • Support the establishment of a filing system for projects
  • Work with program staff to assist in the development and implementation of partner M&E plans and tools
  • Assist in training and technical assistance to partners on use of M&E tools.
  • Collaborate with regional M&E and program staff on writing abstracts and articles for publication and make presentations at conferences.
  • Together with program officers, conduct facility visits to verify and validate data collected.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating quarterly and annual project review meetings

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree public health, sociology, statistics, international development, or a related field plus a minimum of two years of experience in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Preference will be given to those with specialized data management training and experience

    Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Good analytical and decision making skills.
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with keen attention to detail and follow through; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; data management and analysis applications; and GIS applications.
  • Strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues including service delivery.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills; and cultural sensitivity is imperative.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, and communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time.

    How to Apply

    Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to aro.recruit@ppfa.org with M&E Assistant as the Email Subject by Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer.


    Sightsavers Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Administrative Assistant

    2 year Fixed Term Contract

    Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness, and promotes equality and opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit a self-motivated, intelligent, creative, very capable and well qualified reliable team player who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.

    Reporting to the Finance & Support Services Manager, the incumbent will be expected to provide administrative support to the Sightsavers Nairobi Office.

    The key tasks includes;

  • Occupying the reception desk and welcoming any visitors to the office,
  • Ensuring timely opening of the office and availability of all essential services, supplies, stationery and amenities are available to staff and visitors,
  • Facilitating incoming and outgoing correspondence,
  • Facilitating travel needs of staff and visitors,
  • Monitoring completion of Sightsavers vehicles logbooks and maintenance checks reports,
  • Making requisitions for small petty cash payments, and
  • Facilitating meetings by ensuring adequate amenities (coffee, teas, lunches) are in place and taking minutes of discussions.

    The ideal candidate who should be:

  • A Kenyan national will have a minimum of School Certificate of Education and diploma in secretarial management from a recognised institution or other relevant qualification.
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years working experience in secretarial support in a busy office environment.
  • Computer literate (knowledge of computer financial packages) with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Have commitment to work, high degree of integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • A team player, adaptable and able to relate with people from diverse backgrounds.

    To apply for this post visit Sightsavers Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya and download an application form.

    Please return the completed application form to jobs@sightsavers.org with position title on the email subject line by 31st March 2015.

    Please do not attach CV or certificates.

    We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

    As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Fundilima Sacco System Administrator Job in Kenya

    Fundilima Sacco Limited is a Savings and Credit Society mainly serving the staff of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

    To improve on service delivery, the Society wishes to recruit a highly motivated individual for the position of a System Administrator on a three years renewable contract.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma in I.T. from recognized institution.
  • Experience in Sacco software
  • At least 2 years experience in a reputable firm
  • Age limit 25-40 years

    If you fit the above profile, please send your application, giving full details of your qualification, experience, current and expected remuneration together with updated Curriculum Vitae with contacts of three referees to:-

    The Chairman,
    Fundilima Sacco,
    P.O. Box 62000-00200
    Nairobi.

    so as to reach him on or before Friday 10th April, 2015.


    Ndururumo High School Finance Officer Job in Kenya

    Ndururumo High School, a Co-Education School with about 1000 students wishes to recruit a Finance Officer who will among other duties:

  • Advise the Principal and the B.O.M on Finance Management strategies as per the regulations of the Ministry of Education.
  • Write regular financial reports as may be required.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Principal and the B.O.M
  • Manage Human Resource specifically the non-teaching staff and assist in writing and implementing the School strategic plan.

    Key Qualifications

  • A graduate with a bias in Business / Education or related areas
  • CPA II and above
  • At least two years working experience
  • Knowledge of accounting software.
  • An in –depth knowledge of Kenya’s education system.
  • Knowledge of H. R. Management.

    All qualified candidates should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V), Certificate of Good Conduct and other testimonials to the undersigned on or before 15th April 2015.

    The Secretary, B.O.M,
    Ndururumo H. School,
    P.O. Box 120-20300,
    Nyahururu

    Or apply online to ndururumo@gmail.com


    SACCO Canteen Manager Job in Nairobi CBD, Kenya

    Vacancy: Canteen Manager

    A leading SACCO based in Nairobi CBD invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self motivated candidates with proven track record to fill the above position.

    The ideal candidates must be persons of high integrity, hardworking, hands-on, able to work with minimum supervision, possess good interpersonal communication skills as well as be resourceful and self-motivating.

    He/She must be able to demonstrate successful career record.

    Qualifications / Experience

  • Be a Graduate of a recognised Technical Institution/Polytechnic with a degree or Higher National Diploma in in Hospitality and hotel management.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years hands-on practical experience in a busy hotel/institution or cafeteria
  • Demonstrate ability and competence to troubleshoot, and attention to details.
  • Must have good communication and leadership skills.
  • Be computer literate and well versed in the point of sale/stock management system.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day running of the canteen to ensure smooth operations all the time
  • Daily management and supervision of staff
  • Processing and procurement of stock
  • Ensure service of tea to members of staff (1,000) in the institution is served timely and efficiently.
  • Prepare invoices and follow-up on payments in good time.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for submission to the relevant committees.
  • Offer any Technical Support that is required or such other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    NB: During the interview, you will be required to demonstrate your hands-on expertise.

    Salary / Benefit: An attractive salary in addition to other benefits will be offered to the successful applicant.

    Canvassing, either directly or indirectly will result in automatic disqualification of the affected applicant.

    Applications in own handwriting, attaching detailed curriculum vitae, including daytime telephone contact, names of two (2) professional referees and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials should be addressed to:

    DN/A 1785
    P. O. Box 49010-00100 GPO
    Nairobi

    So as to be received on or before April 8th 2015.

    NB. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    Del Monte Payroll Accountant Job in Thika Kenya

    Exciting Careers for a Career Person

    The Company: Del Monte Kenya Limited located in Thika - Kenya is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of premium quality foods, fresh and processed pineapple fruit and fruit juice beverages.

    As part of our commitment to meeting our performance objectives, we are looking for a top class individual to fill a vacant position in Finance Department.

    Position: Payroll Accountant

    The Job: Reports to the Head of Payroll.

    Key Result Areas

  • Management of payroll employees.
  • Remittances of PAYE Tax Returns to the Government.
  • Management of payroll deductions and reconciliation of Payroll Accounts.

    The Person

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting/ Finance or a related business field.
  • A Certified Public Accountant.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles IFRS
  • At least 5 years working experience in a comparable role.
  • Aged between 25 - 35 years.
  • A team player with ability to work under pressure, attention to details, problem solving skills, with a high level of accuracy.
  • High standards of ethics and values.
  • Good communication and ability to work with all level of employees.
  • Mind and skill set to move onto other roles within the Finance organization.

    Applications:

    Interested candidates should send Application letter and CV ONLY to the addresses shown below indicating Telephone/Mobile contacts.

    These must be received not later than 31st March, 2015.

    Send your application to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Del Monte Kenya Limited
    P O Box 147
    Thika - 01000

    Email: hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com


    Médecins Du Monde Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Program Coordinator - Kenya

    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.

    Key Responsibilities

    Working under the direction of the Harm Reduction, General Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Provide strategic planning and reporting
  • Support to the field harm reduction clusters and technical working groups
  • Develop harm reduction tools and trainings.
  • Participating in harm reduction cluster meetings for information exchange and representation
  • Supporting the compilation of harm reduction, analysis, policy and advocacy.

    Requirements

  • A holder of master’s degree in Humanitarian / Development/ Social or Political Science, or Public Health
  • Excellent knowledge and practice of cycle project management
  • Strong ability to implement and follow up on M&E
  • Skills in designing and writing proposals and reports
  • Capacity to design and animate adults training and sensitization is an added value
  • Experience of project management is compulsory
  • Experience in community based programming and on capacity building of local organizations is an asset.
  • Experience in developing an advocacy strategy is an asset
  • Experience in the Harm Reduction or HIV is strongly recommended

    Please submit your application and CV to the following email address info@mdmfsomalia.org with the title: Project Coordinator, Kenya.

    Closing date is March 31st 2015.

    Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.

    MDM is an equal employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    Bayer Field Agronomist - Seeds (Arable Crops) Job in Kenya

    Bayer is a research-based, growth-orientated global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare, agriculture and high-tech materials.

    Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.

    In order to further support the growth and business development in East Africa, we are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate for the position of:

    Field Agronomist - Seeds (Arable Crops)

    Ref No. 2015/HR/BCS-003

    Reporting to the Regional Market Development Manager Seeds - East Africa, the incumbent will be responsible for investigating and identifying new opportunities in Kenya for the field crops of Bayer seeds and coordinate the necessary activities to capture these opportunities to achieve the set business objectives.

    Major Tasks of the Position

  • Participate in seed stewardship activities.
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Active seed promotion through farm demonstrations, field days and farmer meetings
  • Product stewardship through farmer training and sensitization
  • Identifying new market niche’ with a view to expand Seed business
  • Timely reporting of general market intelligence information
  • Ensure there is adequate stocking of BCS products in the target areas
  • Linking farmers to the selected agro-dealers.
  • Ensure there is adequate stocking of BCS products in the target areas.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness
  • Three (3) years’ experience in working in the farming/agricultural industry
  • Knowledge of computer applications
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili languages
  • Valid driving license

    Skills / Competencies

  • Ability to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  • Able to anticipate customer needs and provide services that are beyond customer expectations
  • Should be able to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Self-driven with minimum supervision.
  • Flexibility to work in different geographical locations in the country.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 3rd April, 2015 to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    E-mail: hr.ke@bayer.com


    Laboratory Technician Job in Kenya - Loreto Kiambu Girls High

    Loreto Kiambu Girls High requires a Laboratory Technician with a certificate / diploma and three years experience in school.

    Send your application by 31st March 2015 through

    Private Bag, Kiambu 00900

    or via email info@loretokiambuhigh.ac.ke

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Chief National Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Stop TB Partnership

    Are you a self motivated and dynamic individual?

    The Stop TB Partnership Kenya is hiring!

    Position: Chief National Coordinator

    Ref: APPLICATION-STPK0115CNC

    Location: Nairobi

    The STOP TB Partnership Kenya was created to mobilize a massive movement of organisations committed to the fight against TB in order to bolster actions and leverage resources for the elimination of TB in Kenya.

    The partnership is led by a national steering committee comprised of organisational member representatives.

    Among the objectives of the partnership are to advocate for appropriate actions for TB elimination in Kenya, collectively partner in working towards TB elimination, mobilise appropriate resources and to develop, adopt and adapt appropriate technical norms for the elimination of TB in Kenya.

    Stop TB Partnership Kenya is currently sourcing for a high caliber, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Chief National Coordinator

    Overall Job Function: Responsible for ensuring that the STOP TB Partnership Kenya strategic direction is fully implemented and achieved.

    Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Coordinate the establishment of a Board of Directors
  • Co-ordinate the invitation of potential future partners/members and supporters of the Partnership.
  • Develop fundraising strategies with the Board and support the Board in fundraising activities
  • Act as a liaison between the Partnership and the community, building relationships with peer Partnerships when appropriate.
  • Prudently manage the Partnership’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
  • Evaluate the Partnership’s, Secretariat’s and the staff’s performance on a regular basis.
  • Provide prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the board appropriately informed of the Partnership’s financial position.
  • In collaboration with the Partnership Board, be keen to gaining insights into perceptions within all levels of the Partnership.
  • Oversee design, delivery, and quality of Working Groups and services.
  • Collect and analyze evaluation information that measures the success of the Partnership’s Task teams’ efforts; refines or guides programs in response to that information.

    Qualification and Skills Required

  • Degree in Social Sciences or Health
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Postgraduate diploma in PR or any related field
  • MBA in Strategic/Health care management or related field is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in relevant senior strategic management and coordination levels
  • Strategic management
  • Must demonstrate understanding of Resource mobilization and Advocacy strategies on health issues
  • Public relations, communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Have adequate knowledge of national TB and HIV control activities
  • Understanding of devolved County health system and specifically TB and HIV and control of poverty related diseases.

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria indicated above are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to the address below, quoting the reference number above in the subject line.

    Application deadline is 5.00PM on Tuesday April 8, 2015.

    The Chairman,
    Stop TB Partnership Kenya,
    Email: stoptbpartnershipkenya@gmail.com


    Hillcrest International Schools Jobs in Kenya

    Hillcrest International Schools

    Employment Opportunities - September 2015

    Hillcrest International Schools is committed to exciting and challenging young minds with a progressive approach to the British Curriculum.

    Promoting creativity, fostering a curiosity for knowledge and developing multimedia skills are key to our principles of learning so that students are well adjusted and fulfilled in the classroom.

    The safe and supportive environment of the school enables children to express themselves confidently and openly as they develop their ideas and discover new interests.

    Hillcrest Schools seeks to appoint enthusiastic and experienced teachers for the following posts to start in September 2015:

  • Head of Design, Technology & Art - KS2 & KS3
  • French & Swahili Teacher - KS2 & KS3
  • Games Teacher (Boys & Girls) - Ability to teach a second subject will be an added advantage
  • KS2 Class Teacher
  • ICT Integrator/Computing Teacher - Early Years & Prep
  • French Teacher - IGCSE & A Level

    Requirements for all positions:

    All candidates for the above roles should hold B.Ed/ PGCE/ PDGE

    How to Apply:

    Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address, recent photograph, a Skype address, copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to:

    HR Manager,
    Hillcrest International Schools,
    P.O. Box 24282-00502,
    Nairobi

    or email hr@hillcrest.ac.ke so as to reach not later than 3rd April, 2015

    Applications by email are preferred and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Neo Marketing Brand Ambassadors 300 Jobs in Nairobi Kenya (700 per Day)

    Are you a passionate sales’ driven person?

    Neo Marketing, a leading below-the-line marketing agency, with over five years’ experience in delivering brand experiences is recruiting for three hundred (300) Brand Ambassadors whose key KPI will be to drive sales.

    The BAs will have a retainer salary of Ksh. 700.00 per day if they achieve required sales target and also earn commission if they exceed their required targets.

    This is a Nairobi based job. First come, first served.

    If you are up to the challenge, please come to our offices in Lavington; House 35.

    We are behind Nakumatt Lavington.

    Once at the bus stage you can ask a rider to give you direction

    But if stuck, please call 0700 416 282 for direction.

    31st April 2015


    Safarilink Aviation Technical Planning Officer Job at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Technical Planning Officer

    Safarilink Aviation, an airline based at Wilson Airport, is looking to recruit a person for the above position to:

    1. Ensure accurate input of all aircraft technical data into the company maintenance tracking system in a timely manner for maintenance planning, reliability and audit purposes.

    2. Monitoring of life limited parts and maintaining a current technical library.

    Previous appropriate experience is essential.

    Interested persons should send their CV to admin@flysafarilink.com before 31st March 2015.


    Jumia Fashion Hunter Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Fashion Hunter

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in. We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our production department.

    Job Description

  • “Hunting” for new fashion suppliers
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers
  • Analyzing customer buying patterns and predicting future trends
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers
  • Attending fashion related trade fairs/events to source new products/ suppliers
  • Seeking feedback from customers regarding products

    Qualifications

  • You have a diploma/ degree in Fashion & Design/ Procurement or Sales and Marketing
  • A passion for fashion and preferably having worked with a fashion entity
  • You have a minimum of 1 year experience in sourcing (hunting), sales and marketing
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken English.

    Available immediately

    Additional Information

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to Apply

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, to the following contacts : joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    31st April 2015 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Join the journey!


    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

    It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

    It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:-

    1. Job Title: Senior Officer, Population and Social Statistics

    KNBS: Level 6

    Ref: KNBS/ SOPSS/7/2015

    No. of Posts: 9

    Reporting to the Manager, Population and Social Statistics the Senior Officer will be responsible for implementing activities of a unit or County office.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Data collection,
  • Data summaries
  • Data entry and editing
  • Work plans and budgeting
  • Preparation of Reports
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university

    OR

  • A Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution and 3 years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution
  • Knowledge in field data collection
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    2. Job Title: Senior Officer, Cartography / GIS

    KNBS: Level 6

    Ref: KNBS SOC/8/2015

    No. of Posts: 2

    Reporting to the Manager, Cartography / GIS, the Senior Officer will be responsible for the spatial data collection, preparation and production of census and survey maps within cartography section

    Key Responsibilities

    The officer at this level will be responsible for implementing, planning, directing and coordinating activities within a unit which will include

  • Collecting, compiling, composing, merging and verifying spatial data
  • Undertaking identification, plotting of boundaries, delineating Enumeration Areas, and transferring boundaries to base maps
  • Scanning, geo referencing, digitization of field manuscripts/ maps from other sources, processing and loading of coordinates, creation of attribute tables, cleaning of polygons, area measurements
  • Editing maps, geo databases and geography file
  • Preparing thematic maps
  • Ensuring quality specifications and standards are adhered to
  • Preparing work plans and budgets for the unit
  • Servicing map requests and other correspondences
  • Preparing reports
  • Training of the staff on editing of field manuscripts and preparation of geo databases
  • Identification of cluster boundaries for sampling frames
  • Undertake spatial analysis and modeling
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university

    OR

  • A Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution and 3 years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution
  • Knowledge in field data collection
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    3. Job Title: Senior Officer, Financial Statistics

    KNBS: Level 6

    Ref: KNBS/ SOFS/12/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics, the Senior Officer will be responsible for assisting the Assistant Manager in collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/information.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring changes in Financial Sector
  • Supervision of data collection, editing and validation in the Sector
  • Preparation of reports on statistical trends and developments in the Sector
  • Handling data requests
  • Any other duties assigned by the Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline from a Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university

    OR

  • A Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution and 3(three) years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Must be a Team player with relevant leadership skills and experience;
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    4. Job Title: Assistant Manager, Internal Audit

    KNBS: Level 5

    Ref: KNBS/ AMIA/9/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit the Assistant Manager Carries out Internal audit assignments that will enable the internal audit department fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through the annual work plan.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, carrying out and issuing value adding reports on internal audit assignments in head office, field offices and projects as per the annual audit work plan, using a risk based audit approach in line with International best practices and emerging trends
  • Reviewing all systems including IT, internal controls and risk management approaches to provide assurance on compliance, adequacy and mitigation of risks which will ensure achievement of KNBS objectives
  • Reviewing finance records to confirm that financial information is accurate and financial transactions are in compliance with established practises, policies and values
  • Undertaking performance audits on regular basis
  • Leading internal audit teams
  • Issuing timely reports to all relevant stakeholders
  • Liaising with external auditors, funding partners and other review agencies on matters relating to audit and ensure proper follow up of implementation of recommendations
  • Ensuring activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties related to Internal Audit as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor. Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline from a recognized university
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Must have at least three (3)years experience in Internal Audit in a large and busy organization
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body
  • Holder of CIA, CFE or CISA will have an added advantage
  • Must be proficient in computer applications including being familiar with workings of a computerized systems
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

    5. Job Title: Assistant Manager, External Trade Statistics

    KNBS: Level 5

    Ref: KNBS/ AMETS/10/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Manager, External Trade Statistics, and the Assistant Manager will be responsible for designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of external trade statistics and other related indicators/information.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of external trade statistics and other related indicators/ information
  • Ensure best practices on Standards and Measurements in the production of external trade statistics
  • Maintenance of relevant Statistics databases;
  • Monitoring statistical trends and development of trade statistics aggregates
  • Developing proposals for surveys
  • Preparing proposals and concept papers for the overall technical development of trade statistics
  • Drawing work plans and budgets for the section
  • Supervision and management of staff in the Unit
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, External Trade Statistics.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Must have a minimum of 6 (six) years experience in handling any of the macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts or External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics Government Finance statistics, Tourism Statistics or Transport Statistics
  • Must have served for a minimum period of 3(three) years in the position of Senior Officer/Statistician or its equivalent
  • Evidence of being well grounded in statistical analysis, computer literacy and experience in reporting on economic developments
  • Training in compilation and analysis of any of the specialized macroeconomic statistics frameworks at the IMF institute will be an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    6. Job Title: Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics

    KNBS: Level 5

    Ref: KNBS/ AMFS/11/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Manager, Financial Statistics, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/ information.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/ information
  • Ensure best practices on Standards and Measurements in the production of Financial Statistics
  • Maintenance of relevant Statistics database
  • Monitoring statistical trends and development of trade statistics aggregates
  • Developing proposals for surveys
  • Preparing proposals and concept papers for the overall technical development of Financial Statistics
  • Drawing work plans and budgets for the Unit
  • Supervision and management of staff in the Unit
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, Financial Statistics.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Must have a minimum of 6 (six) years experience in handling any of the macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts or External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics Government Finance statistics, Tourism Statistics or Transport Statistics
  • Must have served for a minimum period of 3(three) yeas in the position of Senior Officer/Statistician or its equivalent
  • Evidence of being well grounded in statistical analysis, computer literacy and experience in reporting on economic developments
  • Training in compilation and analysis of any of the specialized macroeconomic statistics frameworks at the IMF institute will be an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    7. Job Title: Manager, ICT - Data Dissemination

    KNBS: Level 4

    Ref: KNBS/ MICT/4/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Senior Manager Data Processing, the Manager will be responsible for data dissemination operations in the directorate and, spearhead development and maintenance of Data Dissemination systems and programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Retrieving, manipulating and managing data from large data sets, sample surveys and censuses or large administrative databases
  • Providing timely responses to data requests via available communication channels
  • Identifying clients’ data requirements and recommending suitable KNBS products and services that meet those requirements
  • Developing and maintaining data dissemination systems
  • Data querying, formatting and customization to meet clients’ needs;
  • Producing explanatory notes for clients on terminology, data use and application
  • Designing and implementing suitable data packaging solutions for information sharing
  • Designing and implementing appropriate reports and publication formats for KNBS products
  • Providing updates on the e-commerce portal, KNBS website and dissemination applications
  • Supervising and managing staff in the section
  • Implementing the performance management activities
  • Participating in policy development implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensuring the activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Data processing.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Certificate in data processing packages such as IMPS, CSPro, SPSS, STATA, SAS
  • Must have Experience of at least five (5) years in Data Processing, Analysis and Dissemination, three (3) of which must have been at the level of an Assistant manager or its equivalent
  • Must have Experience in Desktop Publishing using major publishing tools such as Adobe Master Suite
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in web authoring and publishing
  • Experience in computer programming is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of RDBMS such as MySQL, MS SQL will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of a geospatial data system such as ArcGIS will be an added advantage
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    8. Job Title: Manager, Population and Social Statistics

    KNBS: Level 4

    Ref: KNBS/ MPSS/5/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Social Statistics, the Manager will be responsible for planning and implementation of all education statistics activities within a section.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing, developing and maintaining education related database
  • Providing technical support in education statistics
  • Developing proposals for surveys and censuses
  • Preparing sectional work plans and related budgets
  • Collecting, compiling analyzing and disseminating education statistics
  • Representing the section at the divisional meetings
  • Implementing performance management activities
  • Supervising and managing staff in the education section
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of policies
  • Ensuring the activities of the Unit are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Social Statistics.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have six (6) years progressive track record in statistical work in a Public or key Private Sector Institution, three (3) of which must have been in the
  • position of Assistant Manager or its equivalent
  • Must have experience in the planning, coordination and supervision of statistical activities and programmes undertaken within Research or Statistical Institution(s)
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    9. Job Title: Manager, Human Resource Development

    KNBS: Level 4

    Ref: KNBS/ MHRD/6/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources Management and Development the Manager will oversee all activities relating to Human Resource Development.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing and presenting agenda for Training Committee meetings and coordinating implementation of the committee’s decisions
  • Identifying training gaps and developing strategies to address them
  • Organizing, facilitating and coordinating training and development activities
  • Developing and implementing the training plan and training budget
  • Management of Attachment and Internship programmes
  • Developing and implementing induction programmes for newly appointed staff
  • Initiating and implementing knowledge management, talent management and succession planning activities
  • Developing and implementing the performance appraisal process
  • Coordinating competency development programmes
  • Custodian of the staff skills inventory
  • Ensuring achievement of performance targets
  • Ensuring activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Participating in policy development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Supervising and managing staff in the section
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Human Resource Management & Development.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Human Resource management/ development, Education, Social Sciences or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution
  • Must have served in the grade of Assistant Manager, Human Resource Development/management or its equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Must have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution (s)
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    10. Job Title: Senior Manager, Administration

    KNBS: Level 3: S

    Ref: KNBS/ SMA/2/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Director Finance and Administration, this is the head of Administration Division.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulating policies for the organization’s overall administration, ensuring staff adherence to the policies and implementing corrective action to address any issues raised through internal and external audits
  • Ensuring that the organization’s premises are well maintained to the required standards of ambiance
  • Identifying obsolete assets, recommending and managing their disposal in a timely manner
  • Liaising with the Legal department to ensure that lease agreements are always in place and up to date
  • Assuring the safety and well- being of all staff, clients and visitors to all the Bureau’s premises
  • Ensuring adherence to the required security standards in all Bureau’s premises
  • Ensuring safety of all the Bureau’s assets through the implementation of adequate security systems and security manning levels in all organization’s premises.
  • Ensuring that all staff are effectively employed and adequately equipped to perform their responsibilities
  • Ensuring that the Bureau’s utilities are operational and that bills are settled promptly
  • Ensuring that all the fleet of vehicles is insured, maintained and available for official use by all employees while maintenance and usage (fuel cost) are maintained economically
  • Preparing work-plans and budgets for the division
  • Supervising and managing staff in the division
  • Implementing performance management activities
  • Participating in policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensuring the activities of the division are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Directorate.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a post graduate qualification (MBA in Management or Business Administration)
  • Must be a holder of a first degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration from a recognized university
  • At least ten (10) years working experience in the public sector, 3 (three) of which must have been at the level of Manager or its equivalent
  • Must have passed the Administrative officers exam set by the Public Service Commission
  • Must have attended the Senior Management course
  • Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) certificate will be an added advantage
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    11. Job Title: Manager, Internal Audit

    KNBS: Level 4

    Ref: KNBS/ MIA/3/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Senior Manager Internal Audit, the Manager will carry out internal audit assignments that will enable internal audit unit fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through annual audit work plan.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Managing annual audit plan, budgets and work schedules
  • Assisting in planning of a risk based annual audit plan
  • Identifying, finalizing and presenting significant, material, value adding audit reports to the Senior Manager Internal Audit
  • Facilitating enterprise-risk assessments and evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of the risk management and governance process of KNBS
  • Assisting in reviewing, analyzing and evaluating budgeting process and the quarterly financial returns submitted to Treasury by the Bureau.
  • Compiling monthly and quarterly activity reports to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit
  • Supervising, Appraising and carrying out quality control reviews of the work undertaken by other staff in Internal Audit
  • Ensuring achievement of performance targets
  • Ensuring the activities of the Unit are documented on a continuous basis
  • Participating in policy development, implementation monitoring and evaluation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Internal Audit.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting or Finance option) or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Possess at least seven (7) years relevant experience in a comparable institution of which three (3) must have been at the level of Assistant Manager or its equivalent
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA final qualification
  • Must be a registered Member of ICPAK or equivalent professional body
  • Must be Proficient in Computer Aided Audit Techniques (CAATS) preferably teammate and ACL
  • Must have a sound knowledge of government auditing regulations and laws
  • Must be able to demonstrate professional competence and achievement of performance targets
  • Holders of CIA, CISA or CFE qualification will have an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    12. Job Title: Director, Macro Economics Statistics

    KNBS: Level 2

    Ref: KNBS/ DMES/1/2015

    No. of Posts: 1

    Reporting to the Director General the Director will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating of all Macro Economic Statistics activities within the directorate.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Providing technical advice to other directorates on methodologies consistent with international standards for collecting, analyzing and dissemination of official macroeconomic statistics
  • Heading the coordination and supervision of all data collection activities related to the macroeconomic statistics
  • Providing leadership in strategic planning and effective production and management of macroeconomic statistics
  • Formulating indicators for monitoring economic performance
  • Responding to data request related to statistics
  • Providing technical support to stakeholders
  • Providing data for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Contributing to statistical databases within the East Africa Region and International arena.
  • Working closely with the macroeconomic surveillance and with offices dealing with trade, investment, financial market, integration, customs and taxation
  • Ensuring that the activities of the Directorate are documented on a continuous basis
  • Preparing and implementing annual work programmes
  • Coordinating the budgeting process for the directorate
  • Ensuring the achievement of performance targets
  • Providing leadership to the staff in the directorate
  • Identifying capacity gaps and recommending staff for training and development
  • Participating in policy development, implementation monitoring and evaluation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a Masters Degree in Statistics /Applied Statistics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or equivalent disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have ten(10) years progressive track record in statistical work in a key Public or Private Sector Institution, with a minimum of 3 (three) years in the position of Senior Manager, or its equivalent;
  • Must be adept with appropriate computer skills
  • Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills
  • Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting
  • Must have analytical and human resource management skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Applicants should submit Application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format (Click here to download Application letter ), full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID /Passport.

    The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131
    Nairobi

    Or email to: careers@knbs.or.ke

    Applications must be received not later than 6th April, 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer

    Women and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply

    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is ISO 9001:2008 Certified


    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Internship Opportunities

    The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles.

    KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state.

    KNCHR fulfills its human rights mandate through a number of programs, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress, Reforms and Accountability and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and departments: Human Resource and Administration, Finance, ICT, Public Affairs and Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation and Procurement.

    The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi and with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu.

    The KNCHR invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the intern positions in various departments

  • Human Resource and Administration (1),
  • Finance (1),
  • Research and Compliance (1),
  • Reforms and Accountability (1)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (1),
  • Public Affairs and Communication (1),
  • Public Education and Training (1),
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1),
  • Public Affairs and Communication (1),
  • Complaints and Investigations (1),
  • ICT (1) and
  • Procurement (1)

    Position: Interns for various programmes

    Duration: 12 months

    Duty Station: Nairobi.

    Key Duties

  • To work closely with programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments
  • Assist in programme implementation and assist in running and maintaining various programmes in KNCHR,
  • Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

    Key Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of a Degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution
  • Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the various packages.
  • Proven Research capability
  • Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Proven research, writing and communication capability
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

    If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the specific department on the subject matter of your cover letter, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 3rd April, 2015 to:

    The Commission Secretary,
    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
    Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
    P. O. Box 74359-00200
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Adeso Program Development and Quality Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Director, Program Development and Quality

    Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer

    Working with: Program Development and Quality Team, Country Directors, Field Program Managers, Fundraising Team, Communications and Advocacy Team

    Employment Status: Full-time (100%)

    Program / Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting Date: April 1, 2015

    Organizational Context: Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

    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.

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

    Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

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

    Position Summary: The core function for this position is the leadership and management of the Program Development and Quality Unit, which provides technical and program development support to Adeso Country Programs.

    The position holder will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating all new business development, including fundraising, brokering partnerships where required, leading proposal and concept note development, and provide quality control oversight for all reporting and submissions to donors;
  • Development and oversight of monitoring and evaluation throughout the program, including ensuring the integration of robust M&E plans into all projects and best practices for accountability to quality programming are followed;
  • Providing technical support to all programs, including promoting technical excellence and cross-country learning and documenting and disseminating good practice guidelines based on Adeso’s programs experience.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    New Business Development

  • Lead the concept note/proposal preparation process for institutional donors.
  • Coordinate across the agency to oversee the “proposal development pipeline” i.e. keep track of fundraising opportunities and agree on workload allocations to ensure that all deadlines are met with maximum efficiency.
  • Quality control of concept notes and full proposals drafted by other staff members, in line with both donor requirements and Adeso strategic priorities. Coordinate the provision of technical inputs to proposals by Program Development and Quality Unit (PDQU) staff members.
  • In liaison with Country Directors and Program Managers, prepare Terms of Reference for technical consultancy inputs to proposal development when required.
  • Assist with the identification of appropriate partner organizations and the management of consortia during the proposal development process.
  • Develop and implement a proactive and engaging approach for building the capacity of program staff to improve their ability to develop and write proposals/concept notes, as well as reports for submission to international donors.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • To ensure the integration of the principles of quality, accountability and learning into the overall management of country programs.
  • Coordinate the development of program frameworks, capacity statements and guidelines for use by country program staff.
  • Support implementation of systems to promote accountability to beneficiaries by ensuring that:

    1. Beneficiaries widely participate in needs and baseline assessments and program design;

    2. Beneficiaries affected by our programs are informed about who we are and what we do;

    3. Beneficiaries affected by our programs are aware of their entitlements and selection criteria;

    4. Regular feedback from beneficiaries informs and affects the design of programs.

  • Support the development of a Program Impact Measurement system and appropriate M&E tools for Adeso programs.
  • Enhance knowledge management and learning across all programs, including the development of a cloud-based data management system for program information.
  • Set up systems for sharing of evaluation findings, lessons learned, case studies and other qualitative data from programs.
  • Support field project managers to conduct regular progress reviews and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over program implementation and quality.

    Technical Support

  • Participate in external technical forums and disseminate information as appropriate to country program teams.
  • Undertake technical visits to projects to impart knowledge and enhance and provide recommendations to improve programming strategies and actions.
  • In close coordination with country program teams, coordinate technical and proposal development trainings at regional, country and project levels.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Essential

  • Master’s Degree in international development, social science or other relevant subject.
  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible and directly relevant field-based and HQ-based experiences in programming and business development.
  • Effective results in formulating and executing strategy and performance metrics across an agency.
  • Demonstrable experience in at least one of the following program sectors; humanitarian assistance, economic development/empowerment/market-based solutions, rural livelihoods/agricultural development and/or natural resource management programming in diverse contexts in Africa.
  • Track record of successful department leadership, management, fundraising and proposal development.
  • Knowledge of the global donor funding environment and how these relate to Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Africa
  • Established peer agency, multi-lateral and donor networks/relationships.
  • Skills in training, mentoring and capacity building of staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills; highly engaging.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a preference for knowledge and experience with related qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain cross-departmental communications.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options, and think and plan strategically.
  • A natural networker with substantial experience of building relationships with both the private and public sectors.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Willingness to travel regularly, in particular within the region (security permitting).
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a critical eye for editing and grammar.

    Application Process:

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

    If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better resilience and economic growth for Africa, please quote the position in the email subject matter, send your up-dated CV and a Cover Letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Director, Adeso in Kenya by email to jobs@adesoafrica.org

    This vacancy is open until the right candidate is identified.

    We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    31st March 2015


    icipe Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemical Ecology Job in Western Kenya

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemical Ecology

    Ref No. IRS/105/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe.

    icipe wishes to recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemical Ecology in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-supported Sustainable Crop Production for International Development (SCPRID) Project, in the Push–Pull Programme.

    The position is tenable at the icipe Thomas R. Odhiambo Campus in western Kenya and is available to commence immediately.

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

    Overall purpose of the job

    He/she will be expected to be among a team tasked with:

  • Identifying ‘elicitors’ from stemborer eggs that induce maize and sorghum plants to emit plant volatiles;
  • Screening of different wild and cultivated grasses for the early herbivory trait;
  • Studying plant-to-plant communication.

    Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Extract, fractionate and purify stemborer egg material and conduct bioassay guided identification of elicitor;
  • Expose plants to elicitor/gravid moths for oviposition, collect the plant volatiles, and determine parasitoid responses using olfactometer bioassays;
  • Determine changes in volatile profiles and identify the key volatile organic compounds emitted by the plants and those that elicit behavioural responses in the insects;
  • Assist the icipe team involved in phenotyping the maize and sorghum lines with the ‘smart’ trait;
  • Publish and communicate research findings through internationally recognised forums and contribute to the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and skills required for performing the job
  • Ability to design, undertake and analyse laboratory, screenhouse and field experiments.
  • Proficiency in use of statistical tools, especially R and other statistical software.
  • Experience in semiochemical research will be preferred.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • PhD in chemical ecology, with a strong background in entomology and chemistry, obtained within the last 3 years from a recognised university.
  • Knowledge of chemical ecology procedures, including isolation, behavioural assays and identification of semiochemicals.
  • Instrumentation skills such as GC, MS, HPLC and electrophysiology (EAG, GC-EAG).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including strategic thinking and ability to present coherent and convincing analyses to different audiences.
  • Strong publication record in relevant areas at the associate scientist or scientist level or demonstrated high potential to publish at the postdoctoral fellow level.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work well as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal, management and organisational skills.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Programme Leader, Push–Pull Programme.

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 31st March 2015.

    Please quote the job reference number IRS/105/032015 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: postdocchemicalecology@icipe.org

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    icipe Laboratory Technician Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Laboratory Technician (Biochemistry)

    Ref No. NRS/103/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe.

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Laboratory Technician (Biochemistry) 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.

    Overall Purpose of the Job: To set up histology and histochemistry staining methods for neurohormones in bees and carry out DNA barcoding of honeybees and stingless bees.

    Responsibilities:

  • Carry out DNA barcoding of honeybee species.
  • Carry out brain dissections of honeybees and stingless bees.
  • Determine levels of vitellogenin in haemolymph of female castes of Apis mellifera.
  • Perform data entry, coding and archiving of behavioural data.
  • Monitor and facilitate procurement of lab supplies, and equipment inventory.
  • Analyse research data, prepare progress reports and presentations, and contribute to preparing manuscripts for submission to scientific refereed journals.
  • Participate in the collection of bee samples in the field.
  • Develop methods to identify the titre of vitellogenin in the honeybee species.
  • Set up histology and histochemistry staining methods for neurohormones.
  • Provide training to professionals and students from satellite stations in DNA fingerprinting and endocrinology.

    Knowledge and Skills Required for Performing the Job

    The suitable candidate must possess the following:

  • Ability to perform nucleic acid extraction and amplification tests;
  • Ability to perform basic techniques such as gel electrophoresis;
  • Ability to perform cloning and recombinant protein expression, and Western blotting techniques;
  • Bioinformatics skills;
  • Vitellogenin levels measurement skills, using immunological techniques;
  • Ability to carry out brain dissections and stain for neurohormones.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in related subjects, and at least 5 years experience in a molecular laboratory.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • Ability to interact effectively with field staff in different African countries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to take independent initiative in terms of day-to-day task management.
  • Self-motivated and highly responsible.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Project Team Leader through the immediate supervisor/manager.

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 28th April 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Please quote the job reference number NRS/103/032015 on the email subject line.

    2. Laboratory Technician (Molecular Biology)

    Ref No. NRS/104/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe.

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Laboratory Technician (Molecular Biology) 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.

    Overall Purpose of the Job: To apply molecular biology tools in diagnosis of honeybee pests and diseases, and presenting trial protocols and data to the project Team Leader through the immediate supervisor/manager.

    Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Participate in the collection of bee samples in the field;
  • Apply molecular diagnostic tests to identify pathogens associated with bee diseases according to standards established by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE);
  • Measure proteins such as vitellogenin and juvenile hormones levels using immunological techniques.

    Knowledge and Skills Required for Performing the Job

    The suitable candidate must possess the following:

  • Ability to perform nucleic acid extraction and PCR amplification;
  • Ability to perform gel electrophoresis;
  • Ability to perform western blot analysis;
  • Bioinformatics skills.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (BSc) degree in related subjects, and at least 2 years experience in a molecular laboratory.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • Ability to interact effectively with field staff in different African countries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to take independent initiative in terms of day-to-day task management.
  • Self-motivated and highly responsible.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Project Team Leader through the immediate supervisor/manager.

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 28th April 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Please quote the job reference number NRS/104/032015 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 statement on research interests, and remuneration package to: technicianbiochemistry@icipe.org

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    icipe Technical Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Technical Assistant (Pollination Ecology)

    Ref No. NRS/101/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe.

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Technical Assistant (Pollination 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.

    Overall Purpose of the Job: To assist in setting up bee pollination experiments in greenhouses and the open field following written standard operating procedures (SOPs) in pollination ecology and bee conservation of the Bee Health project.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and maintaining honeybee, stingless bee and carpenter bee colonies for use as pollinators in greenhouses.
  • Assisting in setting up bee pollination experiments in the open field and greenhouses.
  • Participating in the collection and management of bee samples from visited crops in the open field in different agroecological zones.
  • Assisting in data collection of pollination efficiency of bees in greenhouses and open fields.
  • Performing lab analysis of collected samples from different bee visitations on pollinated crops.
  • Generating laboratory data and maintaining a database of all the laboratory results.
  • Performing regular instrument maintenance.
  • Maintaining instrument logs and records on instrument maintenance schedules.
  • Monitoring and facilitating procurement of lab supplies, and equipment inventory.
  • Training interns and students on attachment.

    Knowledge and Skills Required for Performing the Job

  • Knowledge of planting experimental plots.
  • Knowledge of horticulture.
  • Knowledge of crop protection and treatment against diseases and pests.
  • Knowledge of management of bee colonies set up in experimental open field and greenhouse plots.
  • Ability to write and follow SOPs.
  • Ability to operate or use small laboratory instruments (including optical microscopes, balances, refractometers and Vernier callipers).
  • Experience in performing general sample solutions preparation according to SOPs. Ability to analyse and report results.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good field sampling and data collection skills.
  • Knowledge in laboratory management.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Diploma with at least 2 to 4 years of experience in horticulture or organic agriculture.
  • Training in greenhouse maintenance.
  • Training in management of crop diseases and pests.
  • Training in beekeeping.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • No prior allergic reactions to bee venom.
  • Must be highly organised, detail oriented and possess good time management skills.
  • Willing to participate in basic horticulture work.
  • Flexible and willing to work under pressure.
  • Ability to take independent initiative in terms of day-to-day tasks.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Self-motivated and highly responsible.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with management and field staff in different African countries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and to reason independently.
  • Well presented and able to articulate professionally and clearly within the international forum.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Project Team Leader.

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 7th April 2015.

    Please quote the job reference number NRS/101/032015 on the email subject line.

    2. Technical Assistant (Bee Conservation and Diversity)

    Ref No. NRS/102/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe.

    icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Technical Assistant (Bee Conservation and Diversity) 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.

    Overall Purpose of the Job: To assist in setting up of bee pollination experiments in greenhouses and the open field following written standard operating procedures (SOPs) in pollination ecology and bee conservation of the Bee Health Project.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in collection of bee samples in the field in different agroecological zones.
  • Performing morphometric analyses on bee samples collected from different agroecological zones.
  • Assisting in bee sample preparation for barcoding analysis.
  • Assisting in behavioural study of targeted bee pollinator species.
  • Generating data and maintaining a database of all morphometric, nesting habit and species diversity results from different agroecological zones.
  • Establishing and curating bee collections from different project countries.
  • Maintaining instrument logs and records on instrument maintenance schedules.
  • Monitoring and facilitating procurement of lab supplies, and equipment inventory.
  • Training interns and students on attachment.
  • Knowledge and Skills Required for Performing the Job
  • Knowledge in use of various bee traps for collecting bee samples in the field.
  • Good bee sampling techniques in the field and data collection skills.
  • Knowledge of preparation of specimens and curating of bee collections.
  • Knowledge of mounting bee samples for morphometrics and barcoding.
  • Ability to write and follow SOPs.
  • Ability to operate or use small laboratory equipment (including optical microscopes, balances, incubator, hot air ovens and Vernier callipers).
  • Experience in performing general sample solutions preparation according to SOPs.
  • Ability to analyse and report results.
  • Computer literate.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Diploma with at least 2 to 4 years of experience in applied biology.
  • Training in insect dissection.
  • Training in microscopy.
  • Training in beekeeping.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • No prior allergic reactions to bee venom.
  • Flexible and willing to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Ability to take independent initiative in terms of day-to-day tasks.
  • Self-motivated and highly responsible.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with management and field staff in different African countries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and to reason independently.
  • Well presented and able to articulate professionally and clearly within the international forum.
  • Willing to participate in other work assignments.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Project Team Leader.

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

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 7th April 2015.

    Please quote the job reference number NRS/102/032015 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: technicalassistantpollination@icipe.org

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    DAI Seeking Consulting Firms and Institutions working on Governance and Conflict Transformation

    Seeking: Consulting Firms and Institutions working on Governance and Conflict Transformation

    USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program

    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.

    TIS program is currently seeking experienced consulting firms and NGOs to facilitate a series of workshops in

    1) conflict-sensitive programming (Do No Harm),

    ) conflict mitigation,

    3) good governance, and

    4) journalism/ independent media for local government and Community partners in South Central Somalia.

    The goal of this activity is to build the capacity of local governments and stakeholders in Somalia in these technical areas.

    The training will help to build consensus between government, civil society and private sector on how to promote responsible governance and social cohesion.

    TIS seeks organizations that can conduct workshops in one or more of these technical fields (conflict-sensitive programming, conflict mitigation. etc) in one or more of the following locations: Bay (including Baidoa), Jubaland (including Kisrnayo). Galmudug (including Gaalkacyo), Galgaduud (including Dhusamareeb.), Bakuul (including Huduur), and Hiiraan (including Mataban).

    Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of experience facilitating workshops in conflict sensitive programming (Do No Harm), conflict mitigation, good governance, and/or journalism/media.
  • At least one year demonstrated experience working in Somalia on related issues. personnel with 5 years’ experience in peacebuilding or related fields.
  • Key personnel must be fluent in Somali language
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the security and operating environment in Somalia.
  • Demonstrated financial and logistics’ capacity to cover the costs and arrangements of workshop activities.

    Payments will be made upon completion of activities.

    Please send an Expression of Interest (E01) with

    1) an organizational profile

    2) CVs of key personnel, and

    3) three professional references

    to TISProcurement@dai.com.

    Please ensure that the email title for your application is “Conflict Transformation and Good Governance.”

    Deadline for receipt of EOI’s is March 31, 2015 at 4:00PM local time.

    Qualified organizations/companies that meet the above qualifications will receive a full Request for Proposal.

    Only shortlisted companies will be contacted.


    DAI Anticipated WASH Program Jobs in Kenya

    DAI, a global consulting firm based in the United States, is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long term positions for anticipated water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in Kenya.

    Candidates with prior experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • USAID Program Manager / Deputy Chief of Party (WASH program management) WASH Finance
  • Water Resource Management
  • Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
  • Finance and Administration
  • Grants
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Local governance and devolution
  • WASH value chains and service delivery

    General Requirements:

  • Good communication skills - both written and oral
  • Prior experience on USAID and/or international donor programs highly desirable
  • Strong English language skills required

    Interested candidates should e-mail CV and cover letter referring to the position of interest by April 6, 2015 to kenyawash@dai.com

    No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Legal Officer Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Legal Officer

    Kitale

    Ref: HR/LO/004

    Scope: Reporting to the Corporation Secretary as well as the Regional Manager. The Legal Officer shall be responsible for providing professional legal advise to the Management on litigation matters..

    Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor’s of Law degree from a recognized University.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law).
  • Certified Public Secretary (K) qualification an added advantage.
  • Should be computer literate.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years legal practise in a competent law firm or hands-on experience in a reputable organization.
  • Current practising certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct

    Key result areas:

  • Responsible for all matters relating to conveyance and litigation of the Corporation.
  • Drafting of agreements, contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
  • Liaising with external legal councils on legal matters affecting the Corporation.
  • Verifying all contracts, agreements, leases in which the Corporation enters into to ensure compliance.
  • Representing the Corporation on issues legal address.
  • Responsible for debt collection and instituting legal procedures in debt collection.
  • Advising the Corporation on legal aspects of administrative matters.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Farm Managers (Complex Manager) Jobs in Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Farm Managers (Complex Manager)

    Ref: HR/FM/006

    Scope: Reporting to the Regional/Divisional Manager.

    The Complex Manager (Farm Manager) shall be responsible for all the operations of the farm in which he/she is in charge in terms of technical and administrative operations.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Age 27 – 40 years.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Agriculture Engineering / Agribusiness/Veterinary or any other relevant degree in the same discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience in managing a mixed Farm
  • In-depth understanding of farm operations, including livestock, machinery and crops management.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret financial management issues.
  • Ability to manage diverse human resource.
  • Computer literacy is a requisite.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate harmonious working and interactive relationship with the community in which the officer is operating.

    Key Result Areas:

    The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent shall include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Management of all the operations of the farm both technically and administratively.
  • The person is responsible for setting out performance targets and goals for the farm unit in line with the corporate strategic goals of the Corporation.
  • The person shall provide technical and administrative guidance to all the staff in the farm for the attainment of the goals of the farm unit and the ultimate Corporation.
  • The person shall be responsible for addressing and advising the technical team on matters pertaining to crops and livestock production in his/her respective unit.
  • The person shall be responsible for preparing technical, financial and administrative reports and forward the same to Regional/Divisional Manager for onward transmission to Head Office for review and assisting in decision-making in respect of the farm unit concerned.

  • The person shall ensure that the main cropping operations are executed in time and all farm requirements and inputs are secured on timely basis.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Corporation Secretary Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Corporation Secretary - Nairobi

    Ref: HR/CS/001

    Scope: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. Shall be the Legal advisor to the Corporation, a Secretary to the Board and shall ensure that all legal matters affecting the Corporation are handled expeditiously.

    Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Age 35 – 45 years
  • Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.
  • Masters degree in Law (LLM) – Added advantage
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • A Certified Public Secretary CPS (K).
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Computer literate.
  • Well conversant with Land laws.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 8 years post-qualification experience in legal practice.

    Key result areas:

  • Responsible for all matters relating to conveyance and Litigation of the Corporation.

  • Performing Company Secretarial duties to the Board of Directors of the Corporation in various committees.

  • Drafting of Legal documents - Contracts and leases.
  • Overseeing Insurance matters of the Corporation.
  • Providing professional Legal advice to the Management
  • Liaising with External lawyers on matters affecting the Corporation.
  • Representing the Corporation in external forum involving legal matters.
  • Ensuring the Corporation is represented in all issues requiring legal redress.
  • Overseeing provision of legal opinion/advice on agricultural matters.
  • Advising Management on current legal developments relevant to the Corporation

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Technical Officer (Crops) Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Technical Officer (Crops) - Kitale

    Ref: HR/T0C/003

    Scope: Reporting to the Regional Manager. The Technical Officer (Crops) will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies in Crops production in the Region.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Age between 30-45 years.
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or any other relevant degree in Agricultural Sciences.
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in similar or senior position.
  • Masters degree in Agronomy will be an added advantage.
  • Good farm management skills is a must.
  • Should be a team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.

    Key result areas:

  • Monitoring the overall management of the Crop husbandry and ensuring all the crop husbandry procedures and practices are adhered to.
  • Providing technical guidance to farm Managers for increased crop yields, and taking mitigation measures on problems encountered in crop production.
  • Reviewing and evaluating crop reports from the farms and taking appropriate action based on the reports.
  • Liaising with other research institutions and government bodies on matters pertaining to crop production and development.
  • Advising the Farm Managers on matters relating to crop production and breeding.
  • Making appropriate recommendations on new seed varieties for various crops developed by research institutions including actual trials to ensure the Corporation moves with the new development in technology and research.
  • Setting annual projected crop production goals.
  • Ensuring all the crop operations are carried out timely and crop rotation programmes are adhered to.
  • Monitoring the delivery of produce to the market outlets.
  • Preparing budget for crop inputs requirements.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Research Officers Jobs in Kitale and Molo Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks dynamic and result oriented persons to fill the following positions:

    Research Officers – Kitale / Molo

    Ref: HR/RO/007

    Scope: Reporting to the Regional Manager, the person shall be responsible for establishing field experiments, analyse and interpret research data.

    The person shall also spearhead all research assignments of the Corporation.

    Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Age 25-35 years
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Crop Science / Biotechnology / Seed Science Technology.
  • Masters degree in Agronomy / Plant breeding an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years hands-on work experience in Plant breeding, research and general management.
  • Have strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and personal drive.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Should be inventive and innovative

    Key result areas:

  • Establishing field experiments, analyse and interpret research data.
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders in Plant breeding.
  • Advise the management on weed, pest and disease control and suitability of soils.
  • Documenting new plant varieties.
  • Strategically establish breeding regime to ensure that high quality planting materials are available in sufficient qualities at all times.
  • Managing patent process for new introductions.
  • Carry out periodic pest and disease surveillance in liaison with the relevant institutions and give recommendations on control measures.
  • Analyse the production yield data for various enterprises and advise management appropriately.
  • Monitoring field performance.
  • Writing technical reports.
  • Write bulletin, biannual and Agronomy reports on findings and recommendations.
  • Analyse metrological data and monitor weather changes for advising purposes.
  • Co-ordinate with research institutions on matters of research findings and translating the findings into actionable programmes.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Regional Manager Job in Kitale Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Regional Manager - Kitale

    Ref: HR/RM/002

    Scope: The Regional Manager will report to Head of Technical Division as well as the Managing Director.

    He/she will be charged with the responsibility of planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and supervising the work of unit managers within Kitale Region to ensure they meet the agreed performance targets and corporate objectives.

    Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • University degree in Agricultural Field with indepth understanding of Farm Management operations.
  • Masters degree in Business related courses will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years hands on experience in Senior Technical position.
  • Leadership and people Management skills.
  • Good interpersonal, Analytical and Strategic Management skills.
  • Possess good negotiation skills and ability to cultivate good relations with the communities in the region and general public. Age 35 – 50 years.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.

    Key result areas:

  • Planning and monitoring of technical operations in the region to ensure achievement of performance targets.
  • Providing leadership and motivation of staff within the region with a view to meeting corporation’s objectives.
  • Ensuring timely submission of quarterly reports on all operations to Head Office
  • Responsible for budgeting, monitoring and cost controls to ensure the region operates within the approved budget.
  • Responsible for business performance of all the units in the region.
  • Maintaining harmonious relations with neighbouring communities to enable achievement of corporation’s mandate.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    Security Officer Job in Kitale, Kenya - Agricultural Development Corporation

    Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the following position:

    Security Officer – Kitale

    Ref: HR/SO/005

    Scope: Reporting to the Corporation Secretary as well as the Regional Manager. The Security Officer will be responsible for all security operations in the Region.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Attained rank of Inspector of Police, or Captain in the Armed Forces.
  • Served as Security Supervisor.
  • Should possess updated certificate of good conduct with no criminal offence.
  • Ability to write and compile reports on investigations and findings.
  • Should be a person of unquestionable integrity.
  • Minimum six years in security service.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Coordinating security services.
  • Spearhead activities of security personnel to achieve targets.
  • Ensure that all the assets and property of the organization are safeguarded against destruction, misuse and loss.
  • Making periodic reports and recommendations to the Management on matters of security in the region.
  • Developing and implementing proactive security strategies to cope with the dynamic security risks.
  • Collect intelligence as necessary and providing information to Management.
  • Ensure liaison with Government Security organizations in security matters affecting the Corporation.
  • Advising Management on best security, intervention measures.
  • Providing leadership to the security team in the Region.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Development Corporation
    P.O. Box 47101-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: info@adc.co.ke

    ADC is an equal opportunity employer


    UNFPA Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (RMNCAH) Consultancy in Nairobi Kenya

    UNFPA Consultancy

    Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Kenya

    Location: Nairobi

    Duration: 3 months consultancy (60 working days)

    Terms of Reference

    Background: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child health is a key global agenda. Although some progress has been noted, the goal of reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three quarters by 2015 remains unmet by most of the Low Income Countries (LICS).

    Given this scenario, consistent efforts need to continue focusing on reducing MMR in the high burden LICS, many of which will not have achieved the desired health targets contained within the aspirations of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    The Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman and Every Child responds to this challenge and aims to support scale-up RMNCAH plans and measurement mobilize and channel additional international and domestic financing

    The proposed project to improve maternal and new born mortality in 6 high burden counties (Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Lamu, & Migori) is aligned to existing Kenyan aspirations and initiatives to increase access and improve quality of health services.

    This project will bring together key partners (USAID, DFID, Save the Children Fund, members of the UN H4+ partnership-UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNICEF and the World Bank) in the target counties in a coordinated manner.

    The project, in addition to supporting the 6 county governments, will also provide technical assistance to finalization of multi-year RMNCAH plan and investment case for Kenya being developed by the Family Health Division, Ministry of Health. It is proposed to contract one national technical advisor to support this critical role.

    Main tasks and responsibilities

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (RMNACH) will work in close consultation with UNFPA and other H4+ Partners in providing technical leadership on the planning for the RMNCAH project at the national level and in the 6 Counties.

    Specifically s/he will have the following tasks:

    1. Collaborate with UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group in supporting the RMNCH unit to coordinate a rapid assessment in the 6 counties so as to provide baseline data required for programme implementation, monitoring and review.

    2. Collaborate with UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group in finalization of a sound Implementation Plan for the 6 Counties, capturing the necessary baseline and target information for the RMNCAH project

    3. Collaborate with UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group to finalize the Logical Framework for the RMNCAH project

    4. Collaborate with UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group in providing technical assistance to the Implementing Partners of the RMNCAH project in timely preparation of high quality workplans

    Deliverables

    The expected deliverables by the consultant include:

    1. The Terms of Reference for a rapid assessment of the RMNCAH project assessment

    2. A detailed workplan of the RMNCAH project based on the implementation plan, that will be prepared in collaboration with and consultation with the H4+ Partners

    3. A high quality RMNCAH project assessment report (the consultant will coordinate the assessment on behalf of the H4+ Partners and review the report to be produced by the consultant/s for quality assurance)

    4. Technical guidance in the preparation of high quality workplans by the Implementing Partners in line with the policies and procedures for the formulation of workplans

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Health, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, Statistics or Public Health;
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, planning and population activities; prior experience in the UN system would be an asset.
  • A good Knowledge of planning approach and excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Computer literate and Knowledge of data analysis software (SPSS, Epi Info, STATA, IMIS/Dev. Info., ACCESS, etc.)
  • Experience of working in Kenya either with Governments or UN systems will be an asset;
  • Experience in the management of county or national level RMNCAH or Health related programmes;
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing, analytical and communication skills

    Application Procedures

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by Monday, 02 April, 2015, quoting the post title on the subject line.

    Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

    We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest.

    Women and nationals from developing countries (this is a National Consultancy Position) are encouraged to apply.

    Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.

    Applications received via other means will not be accepted.


    Field Manager - Kakuma

    Job from FilmAid International

    About FilmAid

    FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organisation that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues.

    FilmAid creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower, uses a strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcast, mobile cinema, workshops, community-based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze dialogue and drive social change.

    FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues. FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.

    FilmAid was launched in 1999 delivering critical information to refugees displaced by the conflict in Kosovo. Since then, programs have been implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Thailand and the US. FilmAid currently has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and field operations in Kenya and Thailand.

    Job Purpose

    To promote, position and lead the execution of FilmAid’s theory of social change through strategic distribution of content and skill development targeting community members and to coordinate and manage field operations and optimise the utilisation of FilmAid’s resources

    Indicators of Good Performance on the job:

  • FilmAid is represented with donors, IPs, Governments and relevant stakeholders.
  • Maximum and proper utilization of all FilmAid resources.
  • Standard operating procedures and brand standards implemented and complied with.
  • Quality management, ample work environment, equity and team spirit in place within the FilmAid (Kakuma) fraternity.
  • Correct structure, tools, systems and policies are complied with.
  • Contractual obligations are met.
  • Location work plans and budgets as well as progress and financial reports are completed and submitted on time.

    Leadership

  • Manage the implementation of FilmAid’s strategic plan at field level.
  • Plan and coordinate the work of the team and provide leadership to the team including overseeing the preparation and timely submissions and revisions of strategy papers, annual operations plan, work plans, concept proposals, full proposals, budgets, progress and donor reports.
  • Develop an implementation framework from existing grant objectives and indicators and lead the team to generate realistic work-plans to realize them.
  • Coordinate timely, quality implementation of activities in Kakuma and supporting mechanisms to assure quality programming; oversee and support timely and accurate project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and compliance.
  • Ensure a community participatory methodology is maintained in all activities as envisioned in various existing protocols and guidelines
  • Oversee and co-ordinate overall operations in Kakuma including admin and staff management.
  • Responsible for the security and safety of all Kakuma program staff and organization’s assets.
  • Ensure proper administrative, logistics and security procedures and policies are respected.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of security and protection considerations into all programs
  • Run program review meeting with key staff once a month.
  • Coordinate all field level legal processes and advise the Operations Director accordingly.
  • Ensure field level compliance with contract and donor guidelines and requirements.
  • Manage the implementation of systems and controls, performance standards and standard operating procedures in a manner that ensures cost effectiveness and continuous improvement in respect to efficiency and quality of service.
  • Management of funds, approval of payable invoices and oversight and control of field office petty cash.

    Partnerships

    Representing FilmAid with all stakeholders at the field level

  • Develop and maintain relationship with the third parties including the UN, Donors, NGOs, Refugees, host communities and host governments, players in the industry and other relevant associations and ensure good cooperation and collaboration
  • Identify, build and maintain strategic partnerships with relevant partners in Kakuma and Turkana County;
  • In collaboration with Partnerships Department, review existing programs and other related documents and propose a sustainability and development strategy for future programs.

    HR Management

  • Lead the design of staffing, supervision and management structure for the program teams (Outreach, Media & Skills Development and Operations) and take a key role in recruitment including pro-actively determining job descriptions for relevant staff, sitting in interviews and post-interview processes.
  • Continuous assessment of the competence of the team and offer coaching support and training as needed, identify staff training and development needs.
  • Ensure positive team atmosphere, and provide appropriate support to staff.
  • Provide counseling and support in resolution of field employee relation problems
  • Report indiscipline cases and take disciplinary action within FilmAid’s personnel polices when necessary.
  • Focal point for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) cases at the Field level.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that is free from SEA to beneficiaries of the program and report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct as per policy reporting procedures.
  • Promote staff development, and suggest opportunities for staff training.
  • Ensure control of leave and R&R for field based staff in coordination with the HR department.

    Requirements

  • Must be a Kenyan national OR must be eligible to work in Kenya
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management / Business Administration / Public Administration
  • Not less than 4 years’ experience in NGO management
  • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment
  • Effective leadership, management and supervision
  • Public Relations / Marketing/ Networking abilities and relationship maintenance skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Planning & management skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.

    How to Apply:

    Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 3rd March 2015 to: jobskenya@filmaid.org

    Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be notified


    IRC Field Coordinator Job in Kakuma, Kenya

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

    The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.

    Applications are invited for the following position:

    Vacancy: Field Coordinator - Kakuma

    Sector: Program Management

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: The Field Coordinator shall be responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising the implementation of the IRC programs in Kakuma refugee camp with specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all the support functions of the program.

    Additionally, the FC will support adherence to the Mission Strategic Objectives in the Kenya Program within program development in Kakuma refugee camp. The FC will also be responsible for grant management and reporting.

    The FC will be responsible for direct supervision and monitoring Human Resources, Administration, Supply Chain, Finance and all Program functions of the program to ensure strict compliance to all IRC procedures/policies.

    The FC will oversee day to day management of Staff Safety and security during all phases of field operations.

    The FC will also be responsible for assessing program support and program support staff quality, effectiveness and providing guidance and support to staff.

    The FC will from time to time represent the IRC Kakuma refugee camp program in various coordination forums.

    The FC reports to the Deputy Director of Operation and will be responsible for the following:

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program Management:

    Grant management

  • Ensure quality and timely implementation of grants by staff with specific focus to the program support sections of each respective grant;
  • Oversee the development of detailed project work plans for all programs and program support functions;
  • Oversee all budget expenditures in the IRC Kakuma operation and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor regulations. Ensure accurate budget spending and tracking by program managers and program support functions;
  • Lead the field team in the Review of Monthly Budget vs. Actual reports with program staff, make recommendations on the basis of these and ensure that appropriate action is taken in a timely fashion.

    New Program Development

  • Identify new program possibilities in collaboration with field- and Nairobi-based program staff, specifically the Deputy Director Programs and the Technical Coordinators;
  • Oversee development of new proposals by program staff as required
  • Oversee budget development at field level

    Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by program staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design);
  • Support in Identifying gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvement.

    Strategic Planning

  • Support the integration of program activities to create coherent, quality and complimentary programming;
  • Specific focus to ensure strong integration of program support functions with direct program related activities
  • Participate in workshops at field level to establish and monitor annual operating plans for the strategic plan;
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC’s Program Framework principles.

    Field Operational Management:Security

  • Monitor the security situation in Kakuma/ its environs and ensure the senior Nairobi staff are continually updated and informed of developments with implications for staff safety and for program implementation;
  • Oversee revision of the IRC Kenya Security Manual as it pertains to Kakuma and its environs
  • Responsible at field level for staff evacuations.

    Human Resources/Administration

  • Directly manage, supervise and mentor all Program Managers, HIS officer, Finance manager, HR Officer, Safe programming Officer, Supply chain manager and safety and security officer based in IRC Kakuma refugee camp
  • Ensure that all performance evaluations for all staff are conducted on time, and review all evaluations to ensure quality and consistency;
  • Support in Identifying training needs for program support staff members and make appropriate recommendations to the DDP, DDO and the CD;
  • Ensure that administrative matters of the field office are carried out in accordance with IRC HR and administration policies;
  • Ensure that all IRC staff at the Field level are in compliance with the IRC Code of
  • Conduct and other relevant policies pertaining to staff conduct.

    Supply Chain

  • Oversee the carrying out of supply chain support operations by IRC Kakuma supply chain staff, including procurement (both local and through Nairobi), stock management, asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment);
  • Ensure compliance with IRC and donor supply chain policies;

    Finance

  • Oversee the financial management of field office operations by the Program Managers, and the Finance staff, including cash management, issuing and tracking advances, ensuring complete and correct use of all finance forms; timely notice to Nairobi of cash transfer needs;
  • Ensure compliance with IRC and donor finance policies;

    Representation / Communications

  • Represent IRC in dealings with local authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), fellow NGOs and other stakeholders;
  • Represent IRC at Kakuma refugee camp level in advocacy
  • Coordinate IRC program activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
  • Liaise closely with IRC’s partner agencies in Kakuma refugee camp and as relevant within Turkana county, both international and national NGOs, FBOs and CBOs

    Key Result Areas:

  • Strategic Leadership in effective program design and implementation, grant compliance
  • Effective representation of the IRC in key forums (GoK, Partners, stake holder, donor) articulating IRC programming, country strategies and seeking to strengthen coordination/partnerships.
  • Effective partnerships with the County health authorities, mission health facilities in the region offering complementary health services
  • Optimal and effective resource utilization in the overall IRC operations through implementation approaches in both programming and operations
  • Contribute towards development of the IRC policies, procedures and ensure adherence and compliance by all Kakuma IRC staff

    Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar OR relevant technical qualification (Health, Nutrition, Gender etc) preferred.
  • Masters in public health is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience of implementing multi-sectoral humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context preferred.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience of working in complex emergency settings implementing and managing Primary Health, GBV, Nutrition or HIV/AIDS programs in emergency or refugee settings.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations.
  • Experience managing UNHCR, WFP, BPRM, UNICEF, PEFPAR/CDC, ECHO, funded projects an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Budget development, and strong budget management experience
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work
  • Good security management skills preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred
  • Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, GIS preferred.

    Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Desire to learn
  • Cultural sensitivity

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

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

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online: Field Coordinator- Kakuma

    Please apply on or before 31st March, 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.


    Nuru Kenya Jobs in Isibania, Kuria West

    1. Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Job Type: Full Time, Contract

    About the Organization: Nuru Kenya is a non-governmental organization currently working in Migori County, Kenya.

    Nuru Kenya’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas of Kenya. To this end, Nuru implements a holistic development model working with programs in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, and Education.

    About the Position: Reporting to the Country Director, the COO will be responsible for managing key operations within the Administration department of Nuru Kenya. The COO will oversee Operations in, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement and IT departments.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Finance, Procurement, IT and Human Resources departments
  • Oversee staff management: recruitment and selection, training and development of all staff
  • Manage professional development, succession planning, career tracks, and performance reviews of all direct reports
  • Identify and implement operational process improvements to ensure high organizational efficiency and compliance as Nuru Kenya scales to other areas
  • Manage the attraction, retention, and development of a high-performance workforce
  • Oversee the purchasing (tendering & procurement) and disposal of assets procedures within the organization
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the various policies as well as the operational and financial systems required for the effective management across programs/departments
  • Provide strategic recommendations to enhance financial performance based on detailed analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation as well as revenue/expense analysis
  • Perform on-going analysis and develop replicable processes and systems that ensure the financial sustainability of Nuru’s operational model
  • Manage the delivery of accurate monthly forecast reports to management and have a strong understanding of the organization’s overall financial position
  • Collaborate with the Country Director, Deputy Country Director and Finance Manager in creating Nuru Kenya annual budgets
  • Create and submit financial reports as requested by donors and the NGO Board
  • Oversee payroll and associated statutory deductions to ensure full and timely compliance with all governmental obligations
  • Lead and manage the finance team to create and implement processes and procedures, including the regular review and improvement of the Financial Manual and associated forms and procedures
  • Oversee implementation and compliance with initiated or proposed internal controls within Nuru Kenya
  • Oversee financial systems and procedures for monitoring expenditures to assure that fiscal activities comply with government regulatory authorities e.g. the NGO Board, KRA, etc. and keep the organization on budget
  • Communicate and build commitment to organizational policies and procedures among key internal and external constituents
  • Manage the documentation of critical processes, functions and protocols within the organization
  • Maintain custody of funds, insurance policies, contracts, land title deeds and other similar documents relating to business operations
  • Preparation of quarterly reports and timely submission accordingly
  • Preparation and execution of a mentorship plan for immediate staff being supervised as per the Nuru Kenya succession policy
  • Reports directly to the Country Director
  • Perform the duties of the Deputy Country Director when absent
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned

    Qualifications:

  • Kenyan citizen or the ability to work in Kenya
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Professional qualification e.g. CPAK/CPSK will be an added advantage
  • MBA in any of the following areas; Strategic Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Management or Finance is preferred
  • Seven (7) years working experience three (3) of which you must have worked at a Senior Leadership Level either as an Operations Manager or Head of Finance and Administration preferably in an NGO setting
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • 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

    Core skills / competencies

  • Strategic planning skills
  • Strong in technical skills and in process manufacturing
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Superior change management skills
  • Staff supervision (experience supervising more than 10 direct reports), training and performance management skills

    2. Position: Procurement Manager

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Job Type: Full Time, Contract

    About the Organization: Nuru Kenya is a non-governmental organization currently working in Migori County, Kenya. Nuru Kenya’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas of Kenya.

    To this end, Nuru implements a holistic development model working with programs in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, and Education.

    About the Position: The person shall directly report to the Chief Operating Officer Nuru Kenya

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing of the procurement strategy of Nuru Kenya
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of change management processes to shift Organizational procurement behavior to a shared process which optimizes Organization’s leveraging opportunity
  • Building of strategic supplier alliances that adds value to the Organization’s procurement process, and establishment of a reliable supplier database
  • Liaise with Nuru Kenya programs and departments from time to time in order to ensure that there is a consistent approach to strategic sourcing
  • Managing the supplier and relevant stakeholder relationships and negotiating supplier agreements on behalf of the Organization
  • Provide procurement training to the upper level staff on procurement processes Developing policies, procedures and plans that are in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and other related regulations
  • Review and monitor compliance with the Organization’s procurement policies across all programs and departments
  • Advise and guide staff on procurement cycles
  • Ensure that best practice frameworks are in place in order to deliver value for money, and subsequently be able to identify and secure savings for the Organization
  • Developing and monitoring risk management strategies for the division and advising senior leadership accordingly and on timely basis
  • Designing and implementing an effective, efficient and up- to- date procurement and disposal systems for the Organization, both standard and electronic systems Form, manage and constantly develop the capacity of both the procurement and tendering committees
  • Liaise with all programs and specific departments in organizing for specification of goods and services for procurement, coordinate purchases requirements from user programs and or departments
  • Supervise the collection of quotes from pre-qualified suppliers by the logistics officer
  • Compile quotation data and convene either a procurement or a tendering committee
  • Participate in the process of evaluating the quotes and selecting of vendors Vet all assets received from suppliers and approve issuance of those assets to user departments or programs
  • Conduct periodic stock/assets taking and be able to investigate any discrepancies between inventory records and physical inventory holdings for reconciliation
  • Overseeing the effective storage and issuance of procured goods
  • Ensure proper care and usage of generators, visual equipment and any other regularly used assets
  • Collaborate with relevant programs and departments to prepare annual assets disposal plans and coordinate for the disposal of unserviceable, obsolete and surplus assets
  • Conducting a market research on prices of different items used by Nuru Kenya and creating/updating the price list to aid programs and departments in budgeting for such items
  • Managing and developing the procurement team to ensure that they are effective when executing their mandate
  • Formation of various procurement form and ensuring that training on their use is provided to user staff
  • Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly reports and timely submission accordingly
  • Preparation and execution of a mentorship plan for immediate staff being supervised as per the Nuru Kenya succession policy
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

    Qualifications:

  • Kenyan citizen or the ability to work in Kenya
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supplies Management from an institution recognized in Kenya or any other related field
  • At least five (5) years working experience three (3) of which you must have worked as a Senior Procurement Officer. Experience practicing procurement in an NGO setting will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of the Public Procurement &Disposal Act, 2005 and the regulations, 2006. Knowledge of NGO/Public Benefits Act (asset management) will be an added advantage
  • The applicant should be a registered member of CIPS/KISM (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies/ Kenya Institute of Supplies and Management)
  • Should be conversant with procurement systems and processes in public institutions
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • 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

    Working Conditions: Work will be performed 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process:

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

    Kindly quote your current and expected salary.

    Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to coo@nuru.co.ke by the 3rd of April, 2015 at 5pm.

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

    Indicate the job title as the Heading/subject of your application.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    See Nuru International for further information about the organization.


    Save the Children Intern Opportunities in Bungoma Kenya

    1. Kangaroo Mother Care Intern

    Team / Programme: KMC Intern

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: Internship

    Post Type: (3 Months Contract)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: Work with the KMC Officer to support the setting up of centres of excellence for KMC in Bungoma county as well as ensuring that learning from these centres is captured and shared with other partners for scaling up.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: KMC Officer

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

    The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

    Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the KMC officer in the roll-out of the Kangaroo Mother Care programme for Bungoma County to improve the care for premature and low birth weight infants in the county
  • Work in collaboratively with KMC officer to ensure that resources for effective and timely program implementation are available
  • Ensure correct information is captured for follow up of babies who are discharged from the programme
  • Assist in the formation of KMC support groups in all the five facilities
  • Conduct sensitization on KMC to the support staff in the health facilities
  • Ensure the procured job aids are distributed in health facilities
  • Ensure proper documentation on the KMC registers

    Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Assist in compiling field visit reports as per programme schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated deadline
  • Ensure documentation of any achievements and Participate in the development of work plans, reporting.

    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

  • Trained and registered as a Nurse or Midwife (Kenya Registered Nurse, Kenya Registered Midwife
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and new-born health, focused ANC, malaria and immunization
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong representational and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

    2. Clinical Intern – Kenya Country Office

    Team / Programme: Signature programme

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: Internship

    Post Type: 3months contract

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

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

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

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

    In 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 this year.

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and new born health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

    The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

    Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period

    Scope of Role: The Clinical Intern has overall responsibility for working with the facilities to ensure the availability and readiness of health facilities to provide quality maternal and newborn health services which are responsive to the needs and expectations of the target community.

    Reports to: Clinical Mentor - Bungoma

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Programme implementation

  • Work with clinical mentorship team to ensure that MNH services are available in all health facilities and that the necessary supplies, job aids, protocols and equipment are available to support provision of the services.
  • Work with the MNH team to ensure that CME’s are conducted regularly in targeted facilities.
  • Work with MNH team in ensuring proper documentation and filling of procurement processes, filling system.
  • Work with the MNH team to facilitate dissemination of MNH protocols, guidelines and job Aids in the targeted facilities.
  • Participate and support CME programs in the supported facilities to ensure MNH topics are covered.
  • Conduct Technical Support Visits to the health facilities together with the county mentorship team to ensure that maternal and child health services are being provided according to national standards and protocol

    Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Prepare Field visit reports, schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practises throughout the program implementation.

    Representation

  • Participates and represents SCI in various health coordination forums and at working meetings with partners at field level when necessary.

    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

  • Trained and registered and currently practicing as a Nurse or Midwife (Kenya Registered Nurse, Kenya Registered Midwife) with experience in maternal and Newborn health
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and Newborn health including EmONC, essential Newborn care, focused ANC, malaria, immunization, supervision and quality improvement systems
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong representational and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org and a copy to lucy.Ntongai@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 3rd April 2015

    Residents of Bungoma are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Head of Procurement Job in Kisumu, Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES Program

    Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

    Position: Head of Procurement

    Reports to: Manager, Finance and Administration

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: One Year renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2015

    Position Summary: The Head of Procurement will be responsible for implementing supply chain policies and procedures and ensuring effective and efficient procurement of goods, works and services for the RCTP FACES Programme.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the supply chain function at the RCTP FACES which includes procurement of goods, works and services, disposal of stores, inventory and contract management.
  • Coordinate the internal monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain function to ensure compliance with RCTP procurement regulations and donor requirements.
  • Spearhead vendor prequalification exercise and maintaining an accurate and up to date RCTP FACES pre-qualified vendor database following the vendor pre-qualification exercise.
  • Assist the program teams to develop, facilitate, implement, monitor and review procurement plans
  • Undertake contract negotiation, review and manage in conjunction with the user departments.
  • Perform secretarial role in procurement committee meetings.
  • Coordinate and prepare tenders for advertisement, opening and evaluation being in charge of the tender box management.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of organizational supplies, coordinating and supervising the stock taking and verification as scheduled.
  • Prepare and submit procurement reports to key program management personnel as and when required for decision making.
  • Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure smooth vendor payment by processing the vendor payment requests
  • Maintaining the Master RCTP FACES Asset Register and ensuring that it is up to date.
  • Advise staff on matters to do with procurement of goods, services and works in line with the RCTP FACES procurement policy.
  • Liaison with KEMRI procurement department in relation to procurement activities done through KEMRI for and on behalf of RCTP FACES.
  • Prepare for the procurement department audits and follow through and implementing the Department’s Internal and External Audit recommendations.
  • Compile annual comprehensive inventory disposal report and advise management on appropriate disposal method, spearheading the disposal process being in-charge of the RCTP FACES main warehouse
  • Provide supervision and training to all personnel engaged in procurement.
  • Perform related duties as may be delegated from time to time

    Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Economics, or supply Management from a recognized University. A Bachelors degree in a related discipline and a post graduate Diploma in Purchasing and supply Management will also be considered.
  • A relevant Master degree will be an added advantage
  • At least Eight Years’ experience in the Procurement Management, Three of which must have been in a senior position in Procurement or Supply chain Management.
  • Registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supply Management (KISM) or chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply (CIPS)
  • Excellent Knowledge of the Public procurement and Disposal Act , 2005, and the Regulations, 2006
  • High Level of Integrity with excellent negotiation, record keeping, analytical, and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence as reflected in work performance

    How to Apply

    Applications should include the following

  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working.
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information, stating the current and expected remuneration.
  • Name and phone number for Three professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of certificates, and testimonials.

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 3rd April 2015

    EMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

    Applications must be send through the address in the advert.

    Applications send to RCTP staff will be deemed as canvassing and will be disqualified

    Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment.

    Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

    Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Stores Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES

    Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

    Position: Stores Officer

    Reports to: Head of Procurement

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: One Year renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-11-03-2015

    Position Summary: The stores officer will oversee stock management, ensuring safe custody of stocks, issuance, and maintenance of stock records.

    The incumbent will keep track of stock levels, and advice the relevant users, will carry out stocktaking, stock checks and stock audits.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure receipt of all incoming supplies by verifying the quantities with the packing lists and delivery notes
  • Ensure issuance of Goods Received Notes (GRNs) for all goods received in stores
  • Ensure safe storage of the supplies in compliance with store documentations e.g. stock cards, bin cards and other inventory records
  • In liaison with the Head of Procurement, and user departments monitor stock movements
  • Carry out quarterly, and annual stock counts, and Keep accurate records of stocks at all times.
  • Maintain the Program asset list
  • Ensure stock out is minimized by monitoring the flow of supplies in and out of the store and send regular stock movement reports to the Head of Procurement
  • Ensure that supplies are dispatched to the field sites with the appropriate records
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time

    Requirements

  • Diploma Purchasing and Supplies management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least 3 years’ experience in stock control and management in a busy organization, preferably dealing with medical supplies.
  • Good communication skills and computerized stock management knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages, especially word, and excel packages
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-motivated and reliable person who can work with minimal supervision
  • Registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supply Management (KISM) or chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply (CIPS)
  • Good Knowledge of the Public procurement and Disposal Act , 2005, and the Regulations, 2006
  • High Level of Integrity with excellent negotiation, record keeping, analytical, and report writing skills

    How to Apply

    Applications should include the following

  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working.
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information, stating the current and expected remuneration.
  • Name and phone number for Three professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of certificates, and testimonials.

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 3rd April 2015

    EMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

    Applications must be send through the address in the advert.

    Applications send to RCTP staff will be deemed as canvassing and will be disqualified

    Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment.

    Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

    Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Charge Jobs in Kisumu and Mbita Kenya - KEMRI RCTP FACES

    Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

    We have the following vacancies in the FACES program for VMMC (Voluntary Medical male Circumcision) in charges

    Position: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Charge

    (2 Positions)

    Reports to: District Coordinator

    Location: Kisumu and Mbita

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-12-03-2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee VMMC program at the health facility.
  • Manage leave schedule for the VMMC team members
  • Represent FACES program at the District steering committee and other VMMC meetings.
  • Develop VMMC team work plan in conjunction with the DCCLO.
  • Convene monthly VMMC progress meetings and submit progress report.
  • Ensure informed consent process for surgical procedure is adhered to
  • Perform clinical assessments of VMMC clients
  • Perform circumcision procedure.
  • Conduct follow up for all VMMC clients as well as ensuring that all the positive clients are linked to care.
  • Ensure pre and post circumcision and HIV test counseling is provided to VMMC clients.
  • Screen, Diagnose, treat and document all clients who come for VMMC for STIs.
  • Train and mentor other clinicians on circumcision procedure techniques
  • Ensure proper inventory management for VMMC commodities and equipment.
  • Documentation of procedures undertaken and reporting data to the M&E department

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Nursing from a recognized medical training institution
  • Registered member with the relevant professional body
  • Valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience in a VMMC clinic.
  • Must have training on VMMC
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a team.
  • Must be ready to learn and follow instructions keenly.

    Applications should include the following

  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working for the program.
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of certificates.

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 3rd April 2015

    EMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

    Applications must be send through the address in the advert.

    Applications send to RCTP staff will be deemed as canvassing and will be disqualified

    Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment.

    Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

    Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Deloitte 2015 Annual Graduate Recruitment (Associates / Analysts Jobs) in Kenya

    Deloitte Annual Graduate Recruitment - 2015

    Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients.

    We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise.

    Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

    Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across six (6) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi.

    A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region - and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment.

    You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

    We are seeking to recruit Associates / Analysts in our Audit, Tax or Advisory departments in Kenya, focusing on the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure availability of accurate and timely data on assigned tasks as required including using available knowledge sources optimally.
  • Ensure assigned work is completed within agreed time frames and carried out as per approved methodologies and standards and within agreed budgets.
  • Learn and apply Deloitte standards, procedures and methodologies on assignments.
  • Assist in developing recommendations for corrective action/improvement.
  • Keep the engagement managers and seniors/ consultants updated on any issues arising from the assignment.
  • Ensure that all client working papers are filed as per approved guidelines and all client files are continually updated.
  • Develop and manage good client relations producing outputs which meet client and Firm expectations/standards.
  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the profession and the country, in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical business solutions.
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the department.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

    Qualifications:

    As the ideal team player, you should possess the following attributes:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Have at least a Second Class Honours degree, Upper Division;
  • Have at least a B plus (+) aggregate score in KCSE (or its equivalent)
  • Have at least a B (+) plus (or equivalent grade) in both Mathematics and English
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in Audit, Tax or Advisory;
  • Demonstrate strong communication, numerical and analytical skills;
  • Be willing to work under supervision and learn new skills quickly; and
  • Be results oriented and able to meet tight deadlines.

    Note that:

  • Prior experience in this kind of work is not a requirement for this position.
  • Successful candidates will be required to pursue a professional accounting course, which will be financed by the firm.
  • Those already undertaking studies in professional courses e.g. CPA/ACCA will have an added advantage

    Compensation package: To the successful candidates, the firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

    Training and Development: Consistent with Deloitte Global Firm initiatives, we offer innovative, market-driven learning programs to develop our people and grow their careers.

    If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Annual Graduate

    Closing date: 30 April 2015


    Mumias Sugar Legal Affairs Manager / Assistant Company Secretary Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Legal Affairs Manager / Assistant Company Secretary

    Job Code: LAM/ACS/MS/150318

    Number of Positions Open: 1

    Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

    Location: Mumias, Kenya

    Closing Date: 4th April, 2015

    Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water. The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid.

    Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products. Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.

    As part of the Company’s restructuring process, a refreshed organization structure has been developed that will focus on new challenges presented by the changing dynamics of the Sugar sector in our region.

    Strategies are being developed that will quickly position the Company to its former glory as a profitable business that serves the needs of all its stakeholders.

    As a result of this process, the Company is seeking highly motivated, results oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified individual to fill in the position of Legal Affairs Manager/Assistant Company Secretary.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will mainly be responsible for ensuring MSC’s compliance with standard financial and legal regulations and ensure that the correct standards of corporate governance are maintained.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring MSC’s continued compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure MSC complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Maintaining the register of shareholders and monitoring changes in share ownership of MSC on an ongoing basis.
  • Reviewing and providing advice on all documentation that require legal input.
  • Providing and interpreting legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.
  • Addressing general matters pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) and to guide the organization on the application of IP laws and principles alongside the organization’s own policies.
  • Ensuring organizational information and knowledge is copyrighted and protected and ensuring enforcing copyrights.
  • Protecting MSC interests by vetting all contracts with third parties.
  • Advising users on the legal issues in respect to proposed contractual arrangements / Memorandum of Understandings / Mutual confidential agreements.
  • Assessing agreements and partnerships deeds for minimizing/eradicating risks and exposure.
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements involving all functional areas of the organization from routine agreements to major transactions.
  • Participating in risk management sessions that have a bearing on legal matters, review risk reports for purposes of managing key risks efficiently in the risk management process.
  • Preparing Board Reports on all completed Contracts that need to be brought to the attention of the board.
  • Filing annual returns including details of the company’s assets and liabilities.
  • Ensuring the security of the company’s legal documents.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws LLB, Dip. Law from a reputable Institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Law an added advantage.
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS).
  • Relevant training in Corporate Governance.
  • 8 Years’ experience working in the Legal profession, 4 of which must be in a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of all types of legal matters related to the operations of an organization and corporate law, law of contracts, criminal, civil and labour laws.
  • Must be a paid up member of The Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

    Person Specifications:

  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel.
  • Proven track record of adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills.
  • Strong understanding of legal systems.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to influence and negotiate at different levels.
  • Excellent communications skills necessary for interaction with the Government of Kenya and negotiating parties.
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality.
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters.
  • Good planning and organisation skills.
  • Good command of English language.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Legal Affairs Manager / Assistant Company Secretary


    Mumias Sugar Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Code: CEO/MS/150318

    Number of Positions Open: 1

    Reports To: Board of Directors

    Location: Mumias, Kenya

    Closing Date: 4th April, 2015

    Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water.

    The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid.

    Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products.

    Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.

    Mumias Sugar is currently looking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer to provide executive leadership and direction to the Company. The ideal candidate should have proven experience in leading and managing change.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will ensure that MSC realizes its business turnaround objectives and creates an environment that promotes staff commitment to the achievement of the organizational vision, mission, and strategy.

    He/she will have daily overreaching responsibility for all activities managed by MSC Heads of Department and be responsible for ensuring the provision of credible information and feedback to the Board of Directors, supporting the design and implementation of programs, monitoring, and effective communications to all stakeholders.

    He/she will have a critical role of managing the ongoing restructure process so as to achieve business efficiency and turnaround.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Maximize operational efficiencies across the various business units and functional areas.
  • Enhance control environment through good governance and oversee the financial activities of the organization including planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Enhance teamwork and team spirit across the organisation.
  • Establish a high performance culture, collaboration and integration and ensure the provision of excellent customer services to all stakeholders.
  • Cultivate innovation and creativity environment, employee satisfaction, providing a safe & productive employee environment.
  • Maintain awareness of the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, market dynamics and new industry developments and providing appropriate guidance /environment for effective adaptability.
  • Optimise returns to shareholders through operational growth and effective capital management for sustainable growth.
  • Ensure an effective supply chain grounded on ethical practices.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and a strong culture of corporate governance.
  • Ensure adequate processes to identify, mitigate/manage and escalate current and emerging risks;
  • Cultivate urgency and accountability culture.
  • Establish an effective means to communicate throughout the organization;
  • Provide continuing leadership in farmer and community stewardship and partnership.
  • Implement efficiency programs and activities while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and standards.
  • In close liaison with the Board of Directors ensure financial soundness through effective sourcing and allocation of resources.
  • Ensuring program quality and organizational stability through development, implementation and regular review of standards, controls, policies, systems and procedures.
  • Provide the Board with Complete, correct and timely information pertaining the operations of the organisation, key achievements, challenges and risks for appropriate guidance.
  • Performing advocacy role within the public and private sector for issues relevant to MSC, the employees and stakeholders.
  • Facilitating the integration of the Company into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications activities.
  • Serving as chief spokesperson for the Company, assuring proper representation of Mumias Sugar Company on matters that may come up from time to time.
  • Developing appropriate business models to secure long term business positioning, competitive advantage and ensure business growth and sustainability.
  • Providing leadership to management team and staff.

    Personal, Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for MSC operations. The job holder will handle detailed, complex concepts and problems, balancing multiple tasks simultaneously, and making rapid decisions regarding administrative issues in support of Heads of Departments.
  • He/she will need to develop smooth and constructive relationships with HOD’s, outside agencies, organizations and individuals and the National & County Government.
  • He/she will Plan and meet deadlines, maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. His/her hours of work will be long and irregular.
  • He/she will need to be decisive, convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Company, demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • His/her communication and negotiation skills will have to be very well developed; an experienced and adapting leader able to take calculated risks.

    Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is a mandatory requirement. A master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in an Executive Management position, ideally at least 3 years similar experience in a major business/industrial set up or in a competitive, commercial large and complex organization.
  • The successful individual will demonstrate critical competencies in four broad categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating. Broad understanding of general management will be critical.
  • He/she will be a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. He/she will be an individual that can identify relevant information and help transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning, translate broad goals into achievable steps, anticipate and solve problems and take advantage of opportunities.
  • The individual must be comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs, affiliations and experiences.
  • In order to lead in change management he/she will possess the skills and implement the functions of a leader.
  • The successful candidate will consistently display a very high level of integrity, model behavior, develop people, and build teams.
  • The successful candidate will deal effectively with demanding situations, design and implements interventions.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to manage continuity; change and transition influence and empower others.

    Other Desired Experience/Qualities:

  • Balanced experience in operations, finance and administration.
  • Experience in working in a complex environment where there may be conflicting objectives, ability to navigate and pull all into a broader system view, and ability to effectively engage constituents to achieve a balance in competing agendas.
  • Decisive yet supportive of distributed decision making; not afraid to make tough decisions.
  • Openness, accessibility and visibility; approachable to staff.

    How to Apply:

    Individuals interested in applying for the above position are requested to obtain additional information by accessing the following link: Chief Executive Officer


    IRC Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    Applications are invited for the following position:

    1. Audit Intern

    Sector: Finance

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Intern

    Employee Category: Not Applicable

    Job Purpose / Objective: The Audit Intern will assist the internal audit unit in preparing for audits of country offices by assembling information, analyzing data and defining populations of transactions for sampling.

    The Audit Intern will also communicate information needs and requests to country office management / personnel.

    Summary of Key Functions:

    Work to perform includes but is not limited to:

  • Request and/or follow up with country office management/personnel for needed information to plan and execute country office audits.
  • Assemble the relevant information required for audits of IRC’s country offices.
  • Obtain or prepare background information for the country offices being audited.
  • Analyze financial data for country offices and their grants
  • Assemble the populations of relevant transactions (checks, purchase requisitions, grants, etc.) for analysis and sampling.
  • Perform tests of operating, reporting and compliance controls where appropriate.
  • Assemble work papers for country office audits where appropriate.
  • Organize and maintain information and data for country offices.
  • Research topical areas such as country payroll tax regulations.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum CPA II qualification.

  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Understanding of basic accounting and auditing principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines without close supervision

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online: Audit Intern

    2. HRIS HeklpDesk Officer

    Sector: Human Resources Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Scope of Work: The IRC Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) team is responsible for the implementation, rollout and support of Workday, so that it becomes the single, authoritative, global source for all IRC HR information.

    The primary objective of this HRIS Help Desk Lead will be to support HRIS & HR teams using Workday to keep their staff information up-to-date and accurate on Workday, and to ensure they use Workday processes optimally.

    As Helpdesk Lead, you will manage 3 HRIS analyst and will ensure that all requests from users log in our ServiceNow system are handled in a timely manner. Status reports will be provided to the HRIS manager as well a top company management, in addition to handling workday production issues.

    The position will be responsible for providing proactive primary support to our country program HR users of Workday, as well as monitoring usage and data integrity, providing regular training and preparing webinars, and maintaining a summary dashboard of Workday usage across our country programs for senior stakeholders.

    The role will also support other activities of the HRIS team as needed, including activities related to Workday rollout to additional country programs, training preparation, and data correction.

    To support an effective first tier support to Workday users, the position will need to quickly build a deep understanding of Workday security structures, business processes, approvals, transactions, reports, dashboards and data structures.

    A strong understanding of the HR context for these reports, transactions and data will be important in the delivery of high-quality support and in the identification of opportunities for improvement.

    This position will be required to monitor support requests, usage statistics, data integrity interventions and other key indicators of optimal Workday use.

    Payroll and HR reporting cycles will be a key consideration for this role’s activities and priorities, including Global HR Metrics reporting.

    This position requires solid organizational and analytical skills, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.

    Strong proficiency in at least one HR or payroll system and in MS Office, especially Excel, is required.

    The position will work under the direction and supervision of the HRIS Director, based in New York.

    Responsibilities

  • As HRIS Help desk lead assigns Workday tickets to the HRIS team and ensure work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Prioritize and schedule problems in accordance with Service Level Agreement (SLA). Escalate problems as needed appropriately to other designated HRIS team members (Tier 2)
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the Tier 1 level such configuring HRIS system or guide users how to correct data. escalate support issues as needed for specialized resolution and quality assurance. Notify the HRIS Director.
  • Ensure that all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue is provided
  • Provide timely, concise, clear and helpful updates to Workday users on the status of their requests
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting by utilizing diagnostic and help request tracking tools
  • Perform routine scheduled audits of data, reports usage, transaction volumes, incomplete processes and transactions, and other required indicators, and record the audit information comprehensively in a dashboard report accessed by senior stakeholders (sustainability dashboard)
  • Creates regular reports regarding team and individual accomplishments Access software updates, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization
  • Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests, as needed
  • Develop help sheets and frequently asked questions lists for end users
  • Collaborates with other team members and HRIS Director to review aspects for service improvement with processes and ensure that client needs are being met.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that Workday data is being used by country program HR teams to drive their payroll cycles, and compare Workday data with payroll data to measure adherence
  • Ensure that Workday data is being used as an input to Global HR Metrics and other report requests
  • Collaborate with HRIS colleagues to prepare for and test the semi-annual Workday upgrade, and communicate with Workday users on the impact of the upgrade
  • Motivate HR teams and be firm on expectations in using Workday optimally and in keeping staff data up-to-date
  • Perform other special projects as needed

    Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred with at least five (5) years progressive HR or HRIS experience in a multi-cultural, multi-location organization,
  • Experience with a helpdesk ticketing system and managing a helpdesk team required
  • 3 plus years of experience navigating and using packaged software or custom developed applications and tools required
  • Experience in working on projects, preparing and analyzing information reports required
  • Strong organizational skills are required, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service, communication (both written and verbal), and collaboration skills required
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities as well as strong data analysis acumen are required
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access); Excel ability to create macros, pivot tables, vlookups, analytical capabilities and workbooks required
  • Experience in preparing and delivering training a plus, both for one-to-one and group training delivery
  • Experience in using WebEx or similar tools in working with end users or in training contexts a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and discreetly with confidential information
  • Flexibility in daily schedule and ability to understand and react quickly to changing priorities
  • English fluency required; French and/or Arabic would be helpful
  • Position based in Nairobi, Kenya with 25% travel anticipated
  • Open to national candidates only

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online: HRIS HeklpDesk Officer

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

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

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    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.

    Closing date: 31st April 2015


    IntraHealth International Deputy Chief of Party (Social Services Protection Project) Job in Kenya

    IntraHealth International

    Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party

    Why Choose IntraHealth

    Would you like to be a part of purposeful work that saves lives?

    For 35 years, in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need.

    IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.

    As a global champion for health workers, IntraHealth International advocates for the role of the health worker as critical in saving lives and helping the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

    We partner with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other organizations to foster policies that empower health workers to better serve communities in need.

    Summary of Role: IntraHealth International, Inc. is currently accepting expressions of interest from potential candidates interested in serving as the Deputy Chief of Party as part of IntraHealth’s submission for an upcoming social services protection tender in Kenya funded by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).

    The Deputy Chief of Party’s (DCOP) responsibilities shall include planning, coordination, and technical direction of all program activities including the work of sub-recipients.

    S/he is responsible for the oversight and management of all program activities.

    The DCOP will provide senior-level technical planning, programming, and coordination while ensuring approaches are technically sound and appropriate.

    S/he will provide strategic guidance, vision, and leadership for technical aspects of the program and work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all reports, documentation, and deliverables required by USAID.

    S/he will travel within Kenya to program sites and participate in conferences and/or meetings, as needed. The DCOP will report to the COP.

    Essential Functions

  • Participate in the development of annual work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and budgets according to USAID and project requirements.
  • Ensure that data required for demonstrating program impact and lessons learned are collected, analyzed and integrated into program monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Monitor program activities and progress related to impact and sustainability of innovative interventions.
  • Oversee the collection of information and the documentation of progress towards results for all project activities, following the guidance provided by the USAID, the Government of Kenya (GOK), and the IntraHealth’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in Chapel Hill.
  • Identify short-term technical assistance needs; develop scopes of work, and arrange for contracting and fielding of qualified international and local consultants.
  • Ensure adherence to technical quality and fulfillment of programmatic activities within the work plan and budget.
  • Support the process of developing and presenting quarterly and annual project progress reports to USAID.
  • Contribute to activities and work teams as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, International Development, or related field with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience designing and implementing programs in Africa, preferably in Kenya.
  • Proven experience in managing a systems strengthening, child protection and service delivery programs.

    Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to liaise with donors, implementing partners and GOK.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills.
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point.

    Competencies

  • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation - Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Service Excellence - Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Organizational Stewardship – Approaches role and duties as a primary caretaker and steward of the organization, encourages a cooperative environment that focuses on placing the organization’s interests and success first before his/her’s, another individual, department or team.
  • Client Relationship Management – Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy current client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating; build and manage new relationships and collaborative alliances.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen - Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication - Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behaviors.

    Summary of Benefits: IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.

    We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply online, including CV and biodata, at Deputy Chief of Party

    or via email at jobs@intrahealth.org.

    Closing date: by 31st April 2015.


    IntraHealth International Chief of Party (Social Services Protection Project) Job in Kenya

    IntraHealth International

    Vacancy: Chief of Party

    Why Choose IntraHealth

    Would you like to be a part of purposeful work that saves lives?

    For 35 years, in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need.

    IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.

    As a global champion for health workers, IntraHealth International advocates for the role of the health worker as critical in saving lives and helping the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

    We partner with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other organizations to foster policies that empower health workers to better serve communities in need.

    Summary of Role: IntraHealth International, Inc. is currently accepting expressions of interest from potential candidates interested in serving as the Chief of Party as part of IntraHealth’s submission for an upcoming social services protection tender in Kenya funded by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).

    The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall leadership and management of the above anticipated USAID Kenya funded Social Services Protection procurement.

    S/he provides strategic guidance, vision and leadership to all partners and project staff.

    The COP works closely with and supervises senior project staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas.

    S/he ensures that there is strong collaboration and effective communication with donors, implementing partners, and local counterparts.

    The COP is responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Kenya, in full compliance with IntraHealth policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.

    The COP is the principle liaison with USAID/Kenya, partner organizations, Government of Kenya (GOK) ministries, United Nations (UN) agencies and other key stakeholders.

    Essential Functions

  • Provides overall program vision and strategic leadership to achieve financial and contractual accountability and program results.
  • Represents the program and IntraHealth with USAID Kenya, the GOK, implementing partners, and key donors and stakeholders.
  • Negotiates social services protection advocacy and policy level discussions with national and County Government stakeholders including ministries and State departments of labor and social welfare, health, planning and devolution, public service , education and youth; local organizations; UN agencies; and other donors and stakeholders.
  • Directs the launch and implementation of the project, supervising a team of technical professionals.
  • Ensures high quality results through effective teamwork and routine program reviews leading the implementation of work plan strategy development.
  • Ensures program activities comply with USAID and IntraHealth rules and regulations overseeing budget development, prudent financial management including the execution and monitoring of partner subagreements.
  • Leads the submission of program reports and other deliverables with USAID Kenya Mission, in coordination with IntraHealth headquarters, as well as the external dissemination of program results.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, International Development, or related discipline
  • At least 12 years of professional experience and senior level, with a minimum of five years managing and implementing international programs with related focus on OVC policy/advocacy and/or social services strengthening.
  • Broad-based knowledge of OVC programming and social services/child protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Prior experience managing USG OVC or health-related programs in Africa, preferably in Kenya or any East African country.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading and managing complex multi-sectorial projects applying strong diplomacy and consensus building skills.

    Other Requirements

  • Ability to negotiate and advocate with donors, governments, partners, and multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and solve difficult problems in culturally diverse environments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.

    Competencies

  • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation - Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Service Excellence - Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Organizational Stewardship – Approaches role and duties as a primary caretaker and steward of the organization, encourages a cooperative environment that focuses on placing the organization’s interests and success first before his/her’s, another individual, department or team.
  • Client Relationship Management – Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy current client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating; build and manage new relationships and collaborative alliances.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen - Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication - Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behaviors.

    Summary of Benefits: IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.

    We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply online, including CV and biodata, at: Chief of Party

    or via email at jobs@intrahealth.org.

    Closing date: by 31st April 2015.


    Zetech University Legal Officer Job in Kenya

    An Exciting Opportunity

    Zetech University is the premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience to thousands of youth from Kenya and beyond.

    We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of a Legal Officer

    General Scope: Reporting to the Executive Director - Human Resource Management, the position holder will handle general legal issues for Zetech University and affiliated companies and act as the company secretary.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out all matters concerned with the allotment of shares, and issuance of share certificates and conducting the appropriate activities connected with share transfers;
  • Prepare, approve, sign and seal agreements leases, legal forms, and other official documents on the company’s behalf, when authorized by the broad of the directors/trustees or the executive responsible;
  • Ensure that businesses of the companies are conducted in accordance with their memoranda of association, the articles of association and the provisions of the Companies Act and advise the directors and managers concerned accordingly;
  • Conduct legal research and keep up with emerging statutes, ordinances, rules & regulations and interpret accordingly;
  • Actively participate in formulation, preparation and maintenance of contracts and other legally binding documents and make amendments as necessary with great alacrity to meet standards for execution;
  • Advice on contractual relations covering a wide range of issues involving several types of contracts and agreements between the companies and other private/public entities for both commercial and non- commercial arrangements;
  • Execute litigation processes for the companies;
  • Provide advice on student and staff disciplinary matters;
  • Ensure proper maintenance and secure custody of all legal documents such as legal reference materials, company policies, contracts, meeting proceedings as well as books and registers of the companies as required under the provisions of the Companies Law among other duties
  • Handle all matters to do with registration of companies;
  • Interact with members of the legal profession, officials of the state and others as required to perform his or her duties and responsibilities;

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized university with a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Must be an advocate of the High court of Kenya with good standing;
  • Must be registered with the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Strong academic credentials and excellent analytical, research, writing, problem-solving and interpersonal skills;
  • Pursuing or possessing CPS (K) is an added advantage;
  • Must have at least 2 years in general corporate practice or other relevant experience
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment with a pronounced sense of urgency;

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Interested and qualified applicants to send their applications indicating current and expected salary and an updated CV with names and contact details of three referees to the undersigned, not later than 3rd April 2015:

    The Executive Director - HRM,
    email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    Website: Zetech University ZETECH University is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    IREX The Journalist Safety Trainer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

    Position Title: The Journalist Safety Trainer

    Program: SAFE Initiative

    Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society Division

    Reports to: Center Manager

    Position location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position duration: 11 months

    Applicant Requirements: Citizen of Kenya, English language proficiency

    About IREX: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

    The SAFE Initiative seeks to enable journalists working in difficult environments to continue to do so as safely and securely as possible.

    This objective will be accomplished through the establishment of three regional centres for journalists – El Salvador for Latin America, Kenya for Africa, and Georgia for Eurasia.

    Summary of Position: The Journalist Safety Trainer, under the supervision of the Center Manager, will be hired part-time to prepare and deliver regionally contextualized safety trainings and workshops to journalists in the East Africa region.

    This position is open to Kenyan nationals

    Description of Responsibilities:

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In coordination with the Centre Manager ensure that the project is implemented according to project plan through monitoring workshop outcomes
  • In coordination with the Centre Manager and relevant trainers prepare regionally appropriate trainings and workshop curriculum specifically tailored to the challenges journalists and practitioners of journalism face in the East Africa region, with emphasis on adult education techniques.
  • Coordinate closely with the Trainers and Manager to deliver trainings linking physical safety, digital security, psychosocial care and risk management to ensure a holistic approach to safety.
  • Deliver integrated trainings addressing topics such as: threat assessment; situational awareness, personal safety and risk management.
  • Provide risk-reducing security strategies to high-risk journalists.

    Qualifications:

  • Experience in conducting trainings preferred.
  • Media or journalism professionals preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of program management experience.
  • Substantial experience working in high-risk environments or emergency situations.
  • Experience of working constructively as part of a small team.

    For additional details go to The Journalist Safety Trainer

    Interested applicants should email their CV with a cover letter to emurrock@irex.org with the subject ‘Journalist Safety trainer’ by no later than 5pm on Friday 3 April 2015


    Nairobi Hospital Pharmaceutical Technologist, Radiographers and Ultrasonographers Jobs in Kenya

    The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has excellent career opportunities for individuals who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and committed to continual improvement.

    The successful candidates will be team players with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.

    Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Ref: PTCH/03/15

    Reporting to the Section Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Processing prescription correctly and accurately for both in/outpatients.
  • Giving accurate drug information to patients, wards and other user departments. Assisting in preparation and labelling of extemporaneous preparations for in/outpatients.
  • Participating in drug stocking in the pharmacies & drug stock taking.
  • Checking the expiry dates of pharmacy drugs and ensuring compliance with the short Expiry Drug Policy.
  • Participating in the formulation and implementation of hospital policies on drug use and pharmacy standard operating procedures.
  • Participating in the ward pharmacy service.
  • Assisting in chemotherapy dispensing and reconstitution in strict accordance with Cytoxic Handling Policy.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Two (2) years experience post enrolment.
  • Enrolment with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Possession of valid annual practising license.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Meticulous.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

    Radiographers

    Ref: RPR/03/15

    Reporting to Chief Radiographer, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Performing radiological procedures.
  • Producing images of high diagnostic quality.
  • Assisting with diagnostic imaging services in Theatres.
  • Safeguarding all confidential information concerning patients and their treatment.
  • Safeguarding hospital equipment and patient’s property from damage, wastage or loss.
  • Maintaining equipment, accessories and stock logs.
  • Effective use of picture archiving and radiological information systems.
  • Upholding professional code of conduct and statutory regulations especially on radiation safety.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Diploma or Degree in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Registration with Radiation Protection Board.
  • Valid practice licence.
  • One (1) year work experience.
  • Computer literate.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Meticulous.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

    Ultrasonographers

    Ref: ULTS/03/15

    Reporting to Chief Radiographer, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Performing ultrasound examinations.
  • Producing reports for ultrasounds performed.
  • Performing routine and special examinations.
  • Safeguarding all confidential information concerning patients and their treatment.
  • Maintaining equipment, accessories and stock logs.
  • Effective use of picture archiving & radiological information systems.
  • Safeguarding hospital equipment and patient’s property from damage, wastage or loss.
  • Upholding professional code of conduct and statutory regulations especially on radiation safety.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Diploma or Degree in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Higher Diploma in Ultrasonography.
  • Registration with Radiation Protection Board.
  • Valid practice licence.
  • Two (2) years work experience.
  • Computer literate.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Meticulous.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application quoting the reference and include your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    The Nairobi Hospital
    P.O. Box 30026
    Nairobi – 00100

    OR recruitment@nbihosp.org

    To be received not later than 4th April 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Del Monte Jobs in Kenya

    Exciting Careers for a Career Person

    The Company: Del Monte Kenya Limited located in Thika – Kenya is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of premium quality foods, fresh and processed pineapple fruit and fruit juice beverages.

    As part of our commitment to meeting our performance objectives, we are looking for top class individuals to fill vacant positions in Human Resources Department.

    1. Training Officer Department Head

    The Job: Reports to the Human Resources Manager.

    Purpose: To ensure training needs are identified based on skills development, succession and career planning, provision of quality training to fill any identified competency gaps and monitor the effectiveness of the provided training.

    Key Functions:

  • Developing and conducting training programmes.
  • Supervising Industrial attachment, skills improvement and driver training programmes.
  • Developing and maintaining training monitoring & evaluation systems.
  • Build and manage external training contacts including but not limited to Training Institutions, NITA, approved Training Consultants and Safety Advisors.
  • Participating in Budgets preparation and budget reviews for training activities.
  • Reviewing existing policies and recommending improvements.
  • Assisting the EHS in-charge in conducting occupational hazards assessments and investigations.

    The Person:

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 25 and 35 years.
  • The candidate should possess a University degree in Humanities/Education and T.O.T. Certificate.
  • A Higher National Diploma in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Good management systems knowledge.
  • Experience in training and coaching people.
  • The ability to work meticulously and accurately under pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A flexible approach and an ability to work within a team.

    2. Environment, Health & Safety Senior Department Head

    The Job: Reports to the Human Resources Manager.

    Purpose: To ensure legal compliance to local legislation in all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), adapt industry best practice and follow existing Del Monte guidelines.

    Key Functions:

  • Provide support to the Operations on matters relating to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) including developing and driving initiatives leading to continuous improvement in the workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable legal requirements related to EHS and ensure adherence to all company principles, policies and requirements.
  • Direct and co-ordinate the development, implementation and sustainability of company EHS strategy and program.
  • Monitor and communicate performance to improve decision making regarding EHS and to integrate EHS into business decisions.
  • Champion the company EHS Risk assessment and aspects evaluation program.
  • Develop, implement, control, maintain and improve the company EHS management systems, company fire protection systems and emergency response programs.
  • Build and manage external EHS contacts including but not limited to DOSH, NEMA, Public Health etc.
  • Assist in the development of training programs through training needs analysis from EHS audits. Management of the EHS induction program for new employees.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the EHS / Social Accountability management systems.

    The Person:

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 25 and 35 years.
  • The candidates must possess a relevant University degree in Engineering or Sciences or equivalent qualification.
  • A post graduate training in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Lead Auditor training in ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 will be an added advantage.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in Environment, Health & Safety.
  • Good management systems knowledge of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22000.
  • Pleasant, results oriented, hardworking, persuasive individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is able to think strategically, and effectively present ideas in an organized manner.
  • Experience in training and coaching people.
  • The ability to work meticulously and accurately under pressure.
  • A flexible approach and an ability to work within a team.

    How to Apply

    Applications with detailed CV only, indicating current and expected remunerations should be emailed to hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com so as to reach us by 2nd April, 2015.


    Chai Trading Company Stocks Accountant Job in Mombasa Kenya

    Chai Trading Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Kenya Tea Development Agency based in Mombasa.

    We are looking for an experienced professional to fill the position of Stocks Accountant in the company.

    Position: Stocks Accountant

    The successful candidate will be expected to discharge the following key responsibilities:

  • Conducting monthly stock takes and reconciliation for stocks
  • Issuance of reconciled stock statements to respective clients on monthly basis.
  • Liaising with clients for analyses and resolving any variances arising.
  • Monitor internal controls governing storage and movement of producer teas and recommend areas of improvement.
  • Conducting end of year stock take, liaising with clients external auditors to issue stock certificates.
  • Establish, implement and monitor system for tea sample, storage and issuance.
  • Provide ad-hoc reports on producer stocks management as and when shall be required.
  • Work closely with the Security Officer and Assistant Manager Warehouse to investigate and report on any pilferage/loss of tea.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management from time to time.

    Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • A first degree from a recognized university
  • CPA (K)
  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficiency in computer packages (Ms word, Ms excel, Ms PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    If you meet the above requirements, please submit a written application, and attach a detailed C.V. stating your age, qualifications, experience and present position.

    Applications to be addressed to:

    Managing Director
    Chai Trading Company Ltd
    P O Box 93324-80102
    Mombasa

    Email : info@chaitrading.com

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To be received not later than 3rd April 2015.


    ICRC Monitoring Consultants Jobs in Kenya

    International Committee of the Red Cross

    Somalia Delegation

    Monitoring Consultants

    Location: Somalia – All administrative regions

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

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

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

    The Risk Management Unit (RMU) is an internal department committed to establishing a strong result based monitoring and advisory system. This is to support different tiers of management for effective and efficient implementation of interventions undertaken by the organization.

    At the same time our prime focus will be to provide tailored support in order to further improve the transparency and accountability of all our interventions and underlying processes.

    Additionally, we are focused on timely collection of refined information for relevant decision making both at program and policy level.

    The suggested monitoring system is based on an approach of constant learning from our interventions implemented both directly and indirectly in Somalia past, present and future.

    Function: Reporting to the coordinator of the RMU on current and post project implementations in Somalia, the consultant(s) will be responsible for performing ongoing monitoring, facilitating regular evidence-based reporting, and conducting a summative evaluation of the overall project.

    The consultants must have knowledge and practical experience with the application of humanitarian standards and programming based upon the fundamental principles of neutrality, independence, impartiality and humanitarian action.

    The consultant must ensure that best practices and experiences are documented and shared between ICRC field officers and the RMU.

    The consultant position is based in Somalia, and will require domestic and some international travel to attend project activities and liaise with local field staff and management in Nairobi for reporting.

    Organizational Relationships: Successful candidates will be included in the RMU’s consultant roster and matched with upcoming field assignments of usually 2-3 weeks’ duration.

    The consultants report to the coordinator of the RMU and work closely with the field staff in all regions of Somalia.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adequately assess project impact and report on results, as needed and/or identified in the Terms of Reference (ToR);
  • The consultant maintains regular contact with RMU department by email or telephone to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed;
  • Visit field staff and field offices periodically to assess progress on their respective projects and provide strategic advice and technical support as needed.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • Minimum 5–7 years of experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing project M&E or combination of education, training and experience;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting project evaluations;
  • Proven track record of conducting evaluations for international humanitarian organizations inside Somalia;
  • Strong facilitation/presentation/conflict management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships and build trust demonstrated through previous intercultural experience;
  • Capacity to travel and work independently in remote areas with volatile security; and
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in Somalia and English, both verbally and in writing.

    Application Process

    If you wish to apply please send your complete application by 31st March 2015, 17:00 hours (local time).

    The complete application file needs to include: cover letter, updated CV, 3 contactable references, 3 recent writing samples, and an indication of the daily rate you are seeking (in USD).

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

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Human Rights Watch Africa Division Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Full-Time Job Vacancy: Associate, Africa Division (Nairobi Office)

    Open to Kenyan Nationals or Candidates with Kenyan Work Authorization Only

    Application Deadline: 9 April 2015

    Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified person to provide administrative assistance to its Africa Division.

    The Africa Division works to advance human rights in Africa and conducts wide range of work, including investigation, report writing, advocacy and media work.

    This position reports to a Deputy Director or a Senior Researcher of the Africa division as designated by the Africa Director and supports staff including the Nairobi-based Africa Division team members.

    Responsibilities:

  • Providing day-to-day administrative support to Africa Division staff, such as scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems, and responding to requests for information;
  • Maintaining communication between HRW offices, its staff, and external partners;
  • Preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and distributing documents such as news releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, op-eds, publications, and web content;
  • Assisting with research, electronic clipping, wires, and translations;
  • Assisting with events such as news conferences, staff meetings, and special events;
  • Assisting with the recruitment and mentoring of interns;
  • Recording, tracking, and processing divisional finances; and
  • Carrying out other duties as required.

    Qualifications:

    Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social science, or a related field is required.

    Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

    Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; fluency in another language (particularly Arabic, French, Portuguese, African languages) is highly desirable.
  • Interest in international human rights and Africa is required. Africa related experience is advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  • Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  • Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.

    Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Kenyan work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

    Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

    Contact: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest for the job, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references to africajobs@hrw.org.

    Please use “Associate Ref: AFR-15-1018” as the subject of your email.

    Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.


    Senior Service Technicians & Mechanics Jobs in Kenya - Cassini & Tonolo Limited

    Cassini & Tonolo Ltd deals in agricultural tractors and associated farm machinery.

    We have workshops in Nairobi, Nakuru and Kisumu.

    We are looking for candidates to fill the following posts:-

    Senior Service Technicians & Mechanics - with agricultural experience

    Interested candidates who have the necessary skills should send their CV with a hand written covering letter to:-

    P.O. Box 14325,
    Nairobi 00800

    Alternatively, candidates can scan their hand written letter and send their CV to:

    EMail: info@sametract.com

    Closing date: 31st April 2015


    M-KOPA Solar Product Development Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Product Development Associate

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 150,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile: M-KOPA is seeking an experienced professional to join the M-KOPA product team and support the management of the the development of the company’s product (device) roadmap.

    Position Title: Product Development Associate

    Location: There is a strong preference that the person be based in M-KOPA’s Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The role may require international travel to partner facilities in China, Hong Kong, the UK, and other M-KOPA markets.

    Position Start: As soon as possible

    Reporting to: Senior Product Development Manager

    Overall Purpose: This Product Development Associate will be a part of the Product Development Team, which operates on a matrix basis with senior managers from engineering, technology, and production teams.

    Key tasks will include:

  • Supporting the delivery of all the products on the M-KOPA product roadmap
  • Owning the delivery of discrete projects that support new product development including early stage research on accessories.
  • Supporting the coordination of all of the work tasks being done by the various teams as they work on new product concepts, design and testing, taking products through the new product development cycle into mass production.
  • Supporting the development of customer requirement design guidance on all products
  • Ensuring good management of product details (specifications, drawings, data etc) through the design stages and hand over of this to Production team at mass production

    Key Accountabilities

    Incumbent Requirements

  • Background in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science and looking to transition into a management role
  • 2-3 years experience managing and executing complex projects, ideally in multiple countries with exposure to multiple cultures
  • Detail and process oriented while maintaining a vision of the big picture
  • Strong communicator able to collaborate with teams across time zones and cultures
  • Ability to get others to do things on time

    Knowledge / Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    How to Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-PDA-315

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from

    M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    31st April 2015


    Jumia Customer Service Agent Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Customer Service Agent

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in. We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our production department.

    Job Description:

  • Assist Selling processes for our customers and generate additional Sales
  • Coordinate information to customers browsing our websites during store discovery, order and checkout. Including after sales support.
  • Perform phone conversation with customers to answer their questions, provide information and advise them.
  • Handle special requests and complaints of customers
  • Collect and store useful data within our backend system
  • Ensure follow up through emails, phone or any required means.

    Qualifications

  • A basic degree/ diploma
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent command of English & Kiswahili
  • Good computer and keyboard skills
  • Prior Experience in Customer care is an added advantage

    Additional Information

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to Apply

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, to the following contacts : joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing date 31st April 2015


    Jumia Customer Experience Associate Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Customer Experience Associate

    Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in. We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our production department.

    Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Head of Customer Service, the incumbent of this role will be responsible for taking ownership of a wide range of concerns, issues, and complaints from our customers and ensuring they are resolved in an efficient and professional manner in line with the SLA
  • Handle all escalated customer issues from the CS Agents with the objective of resolving within set SLA period.
  • Provide relentless focus and discipline to drive coordinated, systematic and sustained organization-wide customer experience program
  • Identify the root cause of any customer issues and highlight them to the relevant area or department of the business.
  • Daily report to the CS Manager on Issues logged in.
  • Submit weekly and monthly issues report. Liaise with different department and section heads to ensure customer concerns are addressed fully and in line with the CS Processes and Policies.
  • Highlight concerns that impact Customer Experience.
  • Implement customer centricity throughout the whole CS department.
  • Carry out a trend analysis of the customer issues with an overview of advising CS Manager & MD on what needs to be improved on.
  • Communicate all process; client changes and notifications to agents in a timely manner.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise support to agents.
  • Carry out any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager from time to time.
  • To motivate the team to provide a first class service to all our customers

    Qualifications

  • Degree/ Diploma in Business/ Administration/ Customer Service
  • Extensive experience in a Call Centre environment
  • Excellent Issues Resolution skills & Complaint Handling skills.
  • Detailed understanding of Call Centre processes & KPIs
  • Strong people leadership
  • Team player
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize work accordingly
  • Good reporting and presentation skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Have an ability to influence and collaborate with a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the confidence to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Personal drive with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to demonstrate strong commitment to managing initiatives to a successful conclusion
  • Good use of Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint Office suite.
  • Proactive and lively nature, creative
  • Understand and reinforce the organization culture amongst employees
  • Perfect 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 unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    How to Apply

    If you want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, to the following contacts : joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing date 31st April 2015


    Save the Children Puppetry use Training for 60 Youth in 4 Dadaab Camps Consultancy in Kenya

    Save the Children Terms of Reference

    Consultancy: Training on use on Puppetry for 60 Youth to enhance Prevention and Response Services for Adolescents in 4 Dadaab Camps - UNHCR

    Location: Dadaab

    Duration: 10 Days

    Status: New

    1.0 Background

    Organization Background: Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries.

    We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide.

    Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account.

    Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

    Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

    Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of health services.

    Project Background: Save the Children has been implementing a comprehensive child protection programme in four out of the five refugee camps in Dadaab; Ifo Main (1), Hagadera and Dagahaley camp since 2007, and in Ifo 2 since 2011 with prevention and response which includes psychosocial support.

    In 2015, after an assessment was conducted the previous year, it was realised that a majority of the unserved population are adolescents who lack of support end up engaging in anti-social behaviours that predisposes them to risks of HIV and AIDS infection, early pregnancies and even engagement in armed gangs in efforts to deal with the free time they have.

    The boys have ended up engaging in harassing their girl counterparts since this is what they have been socialised to see in the camp for their male role models.

    This year the UNHCR funded component of the program has introduced a component to support the prevention of these actions by the youth by engaging them in meaningful activities that will among other train them to work as peer educators among their own peer in effort to prevent SBGV incidences perpetrated by their fellow youth.

    Purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy: Adolescent boy’s role in the whole cycle of SGBV prevention and response is very critical. GBV statistics and the CPIMS statistics indicate that men and boys have been considered the highest perpetrators of SGBV in the community.

    To that effect, SC recognizes the opportunity of engaging boys in the prevention and response services not only to GBV related issues but overall child protection response and prevention.

    This will be done through a bi monthly peer support group for boys in Dagahaley, Hagadera, Ifo and Ifo 2.

    Peer to peer training sessions for both boys and girls will be held for 40 adolescent in each of the camp. These sessions will build and strengthen the skills and energy to be able to face the various challenges of being adolescents. by making the trained peer agents of change.

    Discussions will involve session on sexuality and how to prevent early pregnancies, identifying sources of distress and how to deal with most distressing situations, building on adolescents resilience and protective factors coping up strategies for dealing any youth related problems.

    For innovative means of engaging adolescent boys and girls for awareness rising on different child protection related issues in the community, 15 the adolescent girls and boys from each camp, totalling to 60, will be taken through an intensive one week interactive session on development and use of puppets for information, entertaining and communication purpose.

    By the end of the session the adolescent you will be able to use puppets to deliver key massages in the community and other environs.

    The objective of the consultancy is to develop a training programme for the 60 youth drawn for the 4 camps that will be imparted with puppetry manipulation skills.

    Methodology

    The consultancy will involve in a ten day training in the use of puppetry to communicate behaviour changes messages targeted to the youth in the camps and the general population with the aim of reducing the incidences of violence against girls.

    5.0. Deliverables

  • The consultant will be expected to develop a clear program for engaging with the youth for the 10 days in the 4 camps of Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo Main and Ifo 2, to achieve the following at the end of the process:

  • Train 60 (15 from each of the 4 camps) youth on manipulation of puppets.
  • Train the 60 youth on development of messages and scripts to impart knowledge to their audiences
  • Train the participants on basic life skills for behaviour change
  • Provide each of the 4 camps with a puppetry booth and a set of puppets that will be available for use during the sessions with their fellow youth.
  • Provide the participants with basic puppetry development skills

    6.0. Proposed Time Frame:

    Duration and Time: This is a 10 days consultancy expected to be completed in April 2015

    (The consultants are asked to be realistic in their proposals and to note that the task has to be completed within the stipulated timeframe).

    7.0. Desirable Qualifications and Educational Background

  • The consultant must be well versed with the use of puppetry as a tool for communication and have the following experience.
  • At least 5 years as a trainer of youth in the use of puppetry to engage with fellow youth and well versed with peer to peer methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience of training using participatory methodology with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated competence working across dynamic cultures, as well as with the identified age and gender barriers, and accommodating for these dynamics during group sessions.
  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to excellence.
  • Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with youth form different backgrounds in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously within a short and tight timeframes.
  • Willingness to travel to the field with difficult living conditions.
  • Previous experience working in complex emergency situations and understanding of the international humanitarian system.

    8.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

    8.1 Budget

    The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees.

    All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

    8.2 Schedule of payment

    The payments to the consultant will be made less 5% withholding tax when the deliverables have been assessed by the Save the Children team to be of good quality and meets the specifics outlined in the deliverables clause.

    This payment will be made to the consultant using SC agreed mode of payment.

    8.3 Logistics

    Save the Children will provide the following support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:

  • Avail the 60 participants to be trained and share any relevant information about them.
  • Consultant’s Costs of road transport between Nairobi- field and back.
  • Field transportation and reasonable accommodation
  • Stationeries, supplies and refreshments for the participants. No cost will be paid towards the facilitators.
  • Pay consultant’s fees

    9.0 Conditions of Work

    The consultancy will be technically supervised from Save the Children by the Child Protection Manager and operationally supported by Save the Children area offices in Dadaab by the MEAL Department and Area Manager.

    The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy.

    10.0 Expression of Interest

    All interested Individuals/firms are requested to express interest following the EOI format ONLY (Click here to download Expression of Interest Form ) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org by 1st April 2015 indicating the Assignment Title on the subject line.

    Please indicate TRAINING ON USE ON PUPPETRY FOR 60 YOUTH TO ENHANCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE SERVICES FOR ADOLESCENTS IN 4 DADAAB CAMPS-UNHCR.as the subject heading.

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Save the Children Counselling Supervision for Paediatric Counsellors Consultancy in Kenya

    Save the Children

    Terms of Reference: Counselling Supervision for Paediatric Counsellors

    Location: Dadaab

    Duration: 5 Months

    Status: Re-Advertisement

    Supervision is a formal arrangement for counsellors to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced in counselling and supervision. The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficiency of the counsellor / client relationship.

    Professional supervision is a process to maintain adequate standards of counselling and a method of consultancy to widen the horizons of an experienced practitioner.

    Counselling exposes counsellors to situations that impose a great demand on practitioner’s emotional and professional well-being.

    This demand leads to one becoming enmeshed and over-involved leading to ineffective practice.

    These results to counsellors cannot in all cases be objective about their own abilities, agendas and practices.

    A supervisor will have to be objective and help the counsellor to grow and learn. The supervisor will ensure that the counsellor is meeting the needs of their clients and keeping to ethical and professional standards.

    Supervisors will also help counsellors relate practice to theory and visa versa. Supervisors are most likely to identify potential mental health issues in the Supervisee before they become a problem.

    Supervision process will provides clinical companionship. It is an opportunity for paediatric counsellors to have a confidential space to share, reflect and explore solutions in order to assist their ability to manage clients and further develop their counselling skills.

    Supervision is an ethical requirement for those working in the counselling field as stipulated by the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologists Association (KCPA) and it therefore follows that the counselling supervisors need to be accredited by the association for the counsellors to earn their counselling supervision accreditation.

    Project Background: The child Protection programme currently has 4 counsellors who serve an estimated population over 200,000 refugee in the 4 refugee camps of Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo main and Ifo 2.

    The clients receiving counselling support include vulnerable children, mainly unaccompanied and separated children together with their caregivers. All the clients receiving support present different levels of psychological distress

    This situation predisposes the counsellors to vicarious stress since they have to listen to various concerns around neglect, trauma which equally traumatizing and emotionally draining.

    Vicarious traumatization is a transformation in the self of a trauma worker or helper that results from empathic engagement with traumatized clients and their reports of traumatic experiences. Its hallmark is a disruption in the trauma workers' perceived meaning and hope.

    The 4 pediatric counselors will be supported on a quarterly basis with professional counselling supervision during their Rest and Recuperation (R&R) trips to Nairobi.

    This will help to offer them the space to not only rest physically but also emotionally and to be able to come back to work rejuvenated and able to fully engage in their roles better.

    Objectives of the Consultancy: The supervisors’ primary role is to ensure that their counsellor’s are receiving appropriate therapeutic counselling.

    By ensuring the counsellor continually develops their professional practice in all areas, the supervisor ensures a counsellor remains psychologically healthy and well-tuned for the support they are going to offer to the clients.

    The supervisor is also responsible for detecting any symptoms of burn out, transference, hidden agendas that might be causing distress among in the counsellors.

    Objective 1: To support the overall professional wellbeing of the counsellors.

    Objective 2: To provide an ongoing technical support to the counsellors to allow them the space to proactively enhance the care to themselves even as they support others.

    Timing / Approach to the Supervision: The consultant will be required to be available during the periods when the counsellors will be around for their R and R. It will be expected that the presence of the supervisor is guaranteed at all times when the counsellors are on the R and R as this will be the stipulated timings for their sessions.

    Counselling supervision works best when the counsellor is offered support away from the area where they work. This approach serves to ensure that the environment where the supervision takes place is not the same as where the processes of emotional stress take place.

    A change of environment is the first among the healing processes and this is what ensures that the process takes place during the R and R vacation when the counsellor is normally away from the work station.

    Deliverables / Expected Outcomes

    Benefits that counselling supervision offers to the counsellors include but is not limited to the following:

  • Debriefing challenges
  • Understanding and working with resistance to change
  • Case conceptualization and management
  • Support with ethical issues such as confidentiality, contracting and referring on.
  • Development of self-care, stress management and burn out prevention
  • Counselling skill development and mastery
  • Assertive communication and professional boundaries
  • Managing work place issues and team communication

    It is expected that the counselling supervision process will be able to allow the counsellors to achieve these and many more through their engagement in the process.

    Duration and Time: The entire assignment will be expected to last until August 2015 to cover the duration of the funding. The invoices are expected to be fully paid by close of the project period in August 2015.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    It is widely accepted that all counsellors, whether experienced or just starting out, will benefit from having regular professional supervision.

    A supervisor acts in a mentoring role, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance.

    Technical competencies required:

  • Adequate knowledge of the child counselling methodologies, and experience in parenting/ family therapy skills will be an advantage.
  • Skills and excellent experience in counselling and supervision.
  • Ability to work well within a short period of appointment, since there are times the R and R timings might be affected by work schedules which might not allow for long term planning.
  • Previous experience of conducting counselling supervision will be desirable.
  • Accreditation as a counselling supervisor by the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologists Association mandatory.

    Administrative/ Logistical Support

    Budget

    The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees.

    All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

    Schedule of Payment

    The supervisors will be required to prepare and share a log for the counselling supervision sessions conducted to accompany their invoices which shall be presented to Save the Children and paid on a bi-monthly basis.

    All payments will be made to the consultant through cheque to a validly agreed institution under which the contract was signed.

    Expression of Interest

    All interested Individuals/firms are requested to express interest following the EOI format ONLY (Click here to download Expression of Interest Form ) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org by 1st April 2015 indicating the Assignment Title on the subject line.

    Please indicate “CONSULTANCY – DEVELOPMENT OF COUNSELLING STANDARDS OPERATING PROCEDURES - (BPRM)’’ as the subject heading.

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Save the Children Counselling Standard Operating Procedures (BPRM) Consultancy in Kenya

    Save the Children Terms of Reference

    Consultancy: Counselling Standard Operating Procedures (BPRM)

    Location: Dadaab

    Duration: 10 Days

    Status: Re-Advertisement

    1.0 Background

    Organization Background: Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide.

    Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account.

    Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

    Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

    Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    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.

    The rights-based approach of our interventions is founded on four pillars: direct programming, political and policy change, popular mobilization and fundraising. We provide support through both longer term development work and humanitarian relief in emergencies.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

    As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of health services.

    2.0 Project Background: Save the Children has been implementing a comprehensive child protection programme in four out of the five refugee camps in Dadaab; Ifo Main (1), Hagadera and Dagahaley camp since 2007, and in Ifo 2 since 2011 with prevention and response which includes psychosocial support. Psychosocial support is offered in line with Standard Operating Procedure and the and Inter agency Steering committee Mental Health Psychosocial guidelines with the support of paediatric counsellors.

    Save the Children’s Child protection and education team includes; Pediatrics counsellors, Lay counsellors, Child Protection Officers, Best Interests Determination (BID) Officers, Child protection and education Coordinators and Child Protection and Education Program Manager who come into contact with children, particularly survivors of abuse either first or second-hand, in their daily work as they support and provide psychosocial support services, case management and strengthen linkage and /or referral to HIV and other health care services.

    3.0 Purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy: The objective of the consultancy is to develop Counselling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with Child Protection Information Management systems (CPIMs) and Inter Agency Steering Committee Mental Health Psychosocial Support Guidelines (IASC MHPSS).

    By the end of the consultancy, there should be developed counselling SOPs for Save the Children which will facilitate

    1. Guidelines of the psychosocial support offered by Save the Children in Dadaab Refugee camp

    2. Tools for assessing mental health and psychological needs and resources

    3. Psychological First Aid

    4. Sustainable mental health care in Dadaab Refugee camp

    4.0 Methodology: The consultancy will involve in depth discussion with the Child Protection manager, paediatric counsellors (PC), Child protection officers (CPO), Best Interest Determination (BID) and the MEAL Team.

    5.0. Deliverables

    The consultant will develop a standard operating procedures manual that will include an explanation on:

    1. MHPSS assessment procedures and tools

    2. Community sensitization

    3. Providing Psychological First Aid for children

    4. Counseling on acceptance and expectations

    5. Counseling on medication adherence

    6. Counseling on coping with grief and loss of hope

    7. Counseling on PTSD

    8. Counseling and psychosocial support in the school environment

    9. Monitoring and evaluation tools and frameworks

    10. Referral systems

    6.0 Proposed Time Frame: Duration and Time

    This is a 10 days consultancy in April

    (The consultants are asked to be realistic in their proposals and to note that the task has to be completed suring the stipulated month).

    7.0 Desirable Qualifications and Educational Background

  • The consultant must be an active member of Kenya Counsellors and Psychologists Association
  • The lead consultant must have a minimum of Masters in Counselling Psychology and counselling psychology.
  • At least 5 years as a psychotherapist and a supervisor in different contexts with demonstrated knowledge of working with the children in emergency setting
  • Demonstrated experience of training using participatory methodology with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated competence working across Kenyan dynamic cultures, as well as age and gender barriers, and accommodating for these dynamics during group sessions
  • Training and experience in the provision of counselling supervision Extensive training and experience in the provision of psychotherapy to children and their families
  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to excellence.
  • High level of proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to produce report on time
  • Willingness to travel to the field with difficult living conditions.
  • Previous experience working in complex emergency situations and understanding of the international humanitarian system.

    8.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

    8.1 Budget

    The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees.

    All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

    8.2 Schedule of Payment

    The following payments will be made to the consultant using and agreed mode of payment.

  • After inception report: 30%
  • After Final Report: 70% The payments will only be made when the deliverables have been assessed by the Save the Children team to be of good quality.

    8.3 Logistics

  • Save the Children will provide the following support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:
  • Avail relevant internal documents as referenced above.
  • Costs of flights between Nairobi- field and back.
  • Field transportation reasonable accommodation and meals
  • Stationeries and supplies.
  • Linking the consultant with the key organizations/stakeholders at the county and Sub County that will be consulted during the evaluation.
  • Pay consultant’s fees

    7.0 Conditions of Work

    The consultancy will be technically supervised from Save the Children by the Child Protection Advisor and operationally supported by Save the Children area offices in Dadaab by the Child Protection Manager and Area Manager.

    The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy.

    8.0 Expression of Interest

    All interested Individuals/firms are requested to express interest following the EOI format ONLY (Click here to download Expression of Interest Form ) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org by 1st April 2015 indicating the Assignment Title on the subject line.

    Please indicate “CONSULTANCY – DEVELOPMENT OF COUNSELLING STANDARDS OPERATING PROCEDURES - (BPRM)’’ as the subject

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Komaza Director Jobs in Kilifi Kenya

    Wanted: A prolific technology wizard to lead strategy, development & implementation of IT solutions to improve core operations performance. This key role combines systems management, front/back-end optimization, data analysis, and team leadership.

    Industry: Social Business / International Development / Start-Up / Non-Profit

    Employer: KOMAZA

    1. Position: Director of Information Technology

    Location: Kilifi, Kenya: a growing coastal town, one hour from Mombasa (Kenya’s 2nd Largest city)

    Languages: English required, Swahili a plus

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    Duration: Minimum 3 years, for individuals seeking a serious career opportunity. We need a leader to build and leverage IT Capacity to take our operations to the next level.

    Company Overview: Planting millions of trees with poor farmers to sell ash high-vaue wood products.

    Komaza is a social business working to generate life-changing income for poor farmers by planting trees for sale as diverse wood products. Since 2008, we have planted over 3,000 acres with nearly 6,000 farmers in coastal Kenya; we continue to plant more each season, with plans to accelerate.

    We see “micro-forestry” as the disruptive solution to meet East Africa’s growing wood deficit – with strong projected profitability, we aim to grow into one of East Africa’s leading forestry and wood product companies over the next decade, generating income for many thousands of farmers.

    Komaza has earned many awards for our innovative business model, plus recent articles in Forbes and Fast Company.

    The Role: Manage, develop & apply technology solutions to improve core operational outcomes.

    Our current Tech Manager led us from a legacy database to a functioning, virtual platform over the last two years, and we are beginning to appreciate the power of data.

    As he goes to graduate school in Q3 2015, we seek a Technology Director to take our IT up yet another level, from good to truly great.

    Our primary focus improving performance of Komaza’s agro-forestry operations with farmers, with our field extension staff using smartphones and tablets to enter key performance data into our Salesforce database (tree survival & growth, case management, work progress, etc.).

    Ultimately, the goal is to continue designing, developing and implementing the business management information systems that will allow company management to make smarter decisions, and helping our frontline field staff and farmers do the same.

  • Database Design & Management: Continue development and optimization of our Salesforce database; develop database functions by designing and coding utilities and analysis dashboards; maintain database performance with high quality standards and necessary updates.
  • Mobile App Development:Develop software for field staff to enter data through smartphones and tablets; continue use and development of current TaroWorks frontend, with an eye towards designing and building custom applications in the future (with developers as needed).
  • End-User Design, Training & Support: Most users have little prior exposure to smartphones, so all frontend applications and trainings must be iteratively designed, tested and re-designed to ultimately ensure staff and farmers can use their smartphones to effectively report key data.
  • KPI Dashboards & Maps: Develop the interfaces to intelligently display key data with clear tables, charts and maps, enabling management to make smarter decisions.

    About the Job: The Director of Technology & Data must show excellence in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning: Work closely with company leadership and the operations team to develop and refine our IT strategic vision for the next 3-5 years; prioritize activities to achieve this vision.
  • Team Leadership:Lead all IT department staff – currently 2 (Database Administrator + IT Associate), growing to 6+ FTEs in 2015, including an internal field audit team.
  • Engage direct reports daily to delegate tasks, ensure quality output, make decisions, and help solve problems.
  • Project Management: Strong planning and implementation of projects, managing direct reports through detailed work planning, high-quality execution and iterative improvement.
  • Capacity Building: Develop the people and systems within the IT Department, and work with other managers to build org-wide technology capacity for improved performance.
  • Misc. Tech Support: We need you to focus >90% on high-value work, but also to solve occasional tech problems, from website maintenance to computer repair. Everyone has a little busy work.

    Essential Skills:

    We need an experienced technologist with deep proficiency in the following skills:

  • System Design & Admin: Data structures, process flows, software engineering, analysis & reports
  • IT Fundamentals: FTP, File Systems, Networks, Computer Hardware & Peripherals MS Office Literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Computer Languages & Protocols: html, Java, Visual Basic, with an understanding of APIs
  • Database Administration: Salesforce, SQL, MySQL
  • UI/UX design: Some inclination towards human-computer interaction; ability to develop interfaces on feature phones, smartphones and tablets for users with very little tech experience.

    Requirements:

    We need a talented technology generalist who can get things done:

  • Self-starter: Strong initiative, focus, project management, hands-on execution, perseverance.
  • Excellent “hard skills”: Deeply proficient with critical systems thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, MS Office, etc. Interest to quickly learn new skills.
  • Excellent “soft skills”: Our small cross-cultural team is looking for other good communicators with high emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, and respect for others. Humor also helps.
  • High energy & standards, plus persistence: We need someone to pour significant energy and enthusiasm into building and leveraging an awesome IT platform to improve core operations.
  • Developing-world passion: We seek someone who has ideally worked at least 1 year in the developing world (preferably East Africa), who is excited to work in Kenya for at least 3 years.
  • Good education: Strong undergraduate performance in Computer Science/Engineering (include GPA and test scores on CV). A Master’s is preferred, but we most value real world experience.

    2. Position: Director of Wood Harvest & Sales

    Location: Kilifi, Kenya: a growing coastal town, one hour from Mombasa (Kenya’s 2nd Largest city)

    Languages: English required, Swahili a plus

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    Duration: Minimum 3 years, for individuals seeking a serious career opportunity. These core operations will grow significantly, and want a long-term leader for this key role.

    Company Overview: Planting millions of trees with poor farmers to sell ash high-vaue wood products.

    Komaza is a social business working to generate life-changing income for poor farmers by planting trees for sale as diverse wood products. Since 2008, we have planted over 3,000 acres with nearly 6,000 farmers in coastal Kenya; we continue to plant more each season, with plans to accelerate.

    We see “micro-forestry” as the disruptive solution to meet East Africa’s growing wood deficit – with strong projected profitability, we aim to grow into one of East Africa’s leading forestry and wood product companies over the next decade, generating income for many thousands of farmers.

    Komaza has earned many awards for our innovative business model, plus recent articles in Forbes and Fast Company.

    The Role: Build, lead and grow tree harvesting, processing & sales operations from scratch.

    Komaza is approaching an exciting inflection point – after seven years of planting trees, we are ready to start harvesting. This is a critical milestone, and we seek a Director of Wood Harvest & Sales to lead us to success.

    This role is best described as “intrapreneurship” – instead of managing an existing team and operation, we seek an entrepreneur to hire their local team and build the operation from scratch.

    From 2015-2017, harvests will increase from 20,000 to over 200,000 trees annually, so these next few years are about building scalable operations across the harvest > processing > sales value chain:

  • Tree Harvesting & Consolidation: Develop a team to harvest trees on farms and truck logs to Kilifi town, including hiring a Harvest Manager, who in turn will manage harvest officers on motorbikes, plus a logging truck. Conduct R&D to develop cost-efficient log hauling methods and trucking logistics, in preparation for quickly increasing tree harvests.
  • Marketing, Distribution, Sales: Primarily sell wholesale to a few dozen wood vendors in Coastal Kenya, with relationships managed by a Sales Manager (reporting to the Director of Wood Harvest & Sales). Lead strategy and implementation of marketing efforts to build consumer awareness and demand, ultimately establishing sales contracts with vendors.
  • Value-Adding Wood Processing: Conduct market R&D to identify Komaza’s core wood products for sale. Focus on primary processing (lathe, wood preservative, small sawmill, etc.), with an eye towards secondary manufacturing (window/door frames, beds, pre-fabricated “mud hut” frames, etc.). In the first two years, run product/market pilot experiments, set up a small workshop, and hire a team to be managed by a Processing Manager (another TBH direct report). As tree harvests increase, establish medium-scale industrial wood processing facilities.

    About the Job: The Director of Wood Harvest & Sales must show excellence in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning:Work closely with company leadership to develop and refine the strategic vision for this department for the next 3-5 years; prioritize activities to achieve this vision.
  • Team Leadership: Hire and lead all department staff (starting with 4+, growing to ~15 in the first few years). Engage direct reports daily to help make decisions and solve problems.
  • Project Management: Strong planning and implementation of diverse operations, with detailed work planning and budgeting, followed by effective execution and iterative improvement.

    Essential Traits:

    At a minimum, we want an exceptionally talented generalist who can get things done:

  • Self-starter: Strong initiative, focus, project management, hands-on execution, perseverance.
  • Excellent “hard skills”: Deeply proficient with strategic business planning, critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, MS Office, etc. Interest to quickly learn new skills.
  • Excellent “soft skills”: Our small cross-cultural team is looking for other good communicators with high emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, and respect for others. Humor also helps.
  • High energy & standards, plus persistence: : We need someone to pour significant energy and enthusiasm into this department, eager to work long hours to build something truly great.

    Nice to Have:

    We’ll be pleasantly surprised if you can tick all of these, but a handful would be ideal:

  • Entrepreneurial experience: We seek someone with significant entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated ability to develop and lead a project and team from scratch.
  • R&D experience: Familiarity with lean methodology for product/market R&D. This requires abundant-yet-structured creativity, balanced by rigorous strategic planning and critical thinking.
  • Wood processing experience: While not mandatory (we will bring consultants for technical assistance as needed), experience with small-scale wood processing is a strong plus.
  • Developing-world passion: We seek someone who has worked at least 1 year in the developing world (preferably East Africa), who is excited to work in Kenya for at least 3 years.
  • Good education: Strong undergraduate performance (include GPA and test scores on CV). A Master’s is preferred, but we most value real world experience.

    3. Position: Director of Agro-Forestry Operations

    Location: Kilifi, Kenya: a growing coastal town, one hour from Mombasa (Kenya’s 2nd Largest city)

    Languages: English required, Swahili a plus

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    Duration: Minimum 3 years, for individuals seeking a serious career opportunity. We seek a leader to take our agro-forestry operations to the next level of scale and performance.

    Company Overview: Planting millions of trees with poor farmers to sell ash high-vaue wood products.

    Komaza is a social business working to generate life-changing income for poor farmers by planting trees for sale as diverse wood products. Since 2008, we have planted over 3,000 acres with nearly 6,000 farmers in coastal Kenya; we continue to plant more each season, with plans to accelerate.

    We see “micro-forestry” as the disruptive solution to meet East Africa’s growing wood deficit – with strong projected profitability, we aim to grow into one of East Africa’s leading forestry and wood product companies over the next decade, generating income for many thousands of farmers.

    Komaza has earned many awards for our innovative business model, plus recent articles in Forbes and Fast Company.

    The Role: Lead, improve and scale up Komaza’s core agro-forestry operations.

    Every rainy season, twice a year, we help farmers plant trees. Our Director of Agro-Forestry Operations will responsible for leading all operations across this value chain: recruit and train farmers; distribute inputs and tools; supervise planting and maintenance; intercrop agricultural crops; monitor key performance indicators.

    You will inherit an existing team that has grown and performed relatively well over the past several years; your job is to make this team and operation great, and then grow it significantly.

    With a big nursery expansion underway, we will increase plantings from ~250,000 to 2 million trees annually in 2016. A top priority is thus building the capacity to support this growth.

  • Team Leadership: Lead all field extension staff – start with 6 Field Manager direct reports (who oversee 80+ Field Officers and Facilitators working in villages across Kilifi County); after a few months, hire and begin developing a Field Coordinator to eventually take over all day-to-day operations. We expect this field extension network to nearly double in the next three years. Engage this field team daily to help make decisions and solve problems.
  • Capacity Building: Develop, implement and optimize the management systems, training materials, and SOPs to enable growth of agro-forestry operations in the years ahead. Invest in coaching your team of direct reports to take on more responsibilities over time.
  • Last-Mile Quality Control: In addition to high-level management, our Director of Agro-Forestry Operations must be fanatically focused on ensuring our scores of frontline field staff (and the thousands of farmers they serve) deliver strong performance outcomes.

    Ultimately, success will be measured by forestry performance (tree survival & growth), farmer satisfaction (long-term commitment), and cost-efficiency (planting trees as cheaply as possible).

    About the Job: The Director of Agro-Forestry Operations must show excellence in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning: Work closely with company leadership and the operations team to develop and refine our IT strategic vision for the next 3-5 years; prioritize activities to achieve this vision.
  • Business Intelligence: We’ve spent the last year overhauling our IT capabilities for rigorous performance monitoring (i.e. a Salesforce database fed by forms on smartphones and tablets). Work closely with our IT Director to implement and continuously improve these tools for the field, to develop strong data-driven operations and improve key performance outcomes.
  • Project Management: Strong planning and implementation across the agro-forestry value chain, from farmer land preparation and planting, to maintenance and performance monitoring.
  • Capacity Building: Develop, implement and optimize the management systems, training materials, and SOPs to enable significant growth of these operations in the years ahead.

    Essential Traits: At a minimum, we want an exceptionally talented generalist who can get things done:

  • Self-starter: Strong initiative, focus, project management, hands-on execution, perseverance.
  • Excellent “hard skills”: Deeply proficient with strategic business planning, critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, MS Office, etc. Interest to quickly learn new skills.
  • Excellent “soft skills”: Our small cross-cultural team is looking for other good communicators with high emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, and respect for others. Humor also helps.
  • High energy & standards, plus persistence: : We need someone to pour significant energy and enthusiasm into this department, eager to work long hours to build something truly great.

    Nice to Have: We’ll be pleasantly surprised if you can tick all of these, but a handful would be ideal:

  • Agro-forestry experience: While not mandatory (we have in-house knowledge, with consultants for technical assistance as needed), experience with agriculture and/or forestry is a strong plus.
  • Extension network experience: You’ve managed and grown a large network of field staff, sales agents, health workers, trainer of trainers, or other service extension staff.
  • Small farmer experience: You’ve worked with rural subsistence farmers in some capacity, preferably in East Africa, with some basic insights of their lives and the challenges they face.
  • Operational systems-building experience: Experience developing and continuously improving operational systems, e.g. training materials, SOPs, work plans, calendars, KPI dashboards, etc.
  • Developing-world passion: We seek someone who has ideally worked at least 1 year in the developing world (preferably East Africa), who is excited to work in Kenya for at least 3 years.
  • Good education: Strong undergraduate performance (include GPA and test scores on CV). A Master’s is preferred, but we most value real world experience.

    4. Position: Director of People Operations

    Location: Kilifi, Kenya: a growing coastal town, one hour from Mombasa (Kenya’s 2nd Largest city)

    Languages: English required, Swahili a plus

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    Duration: Minimum 3 years, for individuals seeking a serious career opportunity. These core operations will grow significantly, and want a long-term leader for this key role.

    Company Overview: Planting millions of trees with poor farmers to sell ash high-value wood products.

    Komaza is a social business working to generate life-changing income for poor farmers by planting trees for sale as diverse wood products. Since 2008, we have planted over 3,000 acres with nearly 6,000 farmers in coastal Kenya; we continue to plant more each season, with plans to accelerate.

    We see “micro-forestry” as the disruptive solution to meet East Africa’s growing wood deficit – with strong projected profitability, we aim to grow into one of East Africa’s leading forestry and wood product companies over the next decade, generating income for many thousands of farmers.

    Komaza has earned many awards for our innovative business model, plus recent articles in Forbes and Fast Company.

    The Role: Develop our human capital, with strong teams achieving excellence across the company.

    The success of any company derives from its people. Our People Operations Director will be responsible for bringing the best people into Komaza, training and supporting their growth, and ensuring they succeed in their jobs.

    Komaza currently employees over 125 people in Kenya – most are village-based extension staff responsible for enrolling, training and monitoring farmers. Ultimately, Komaza’s success depends on the cumulative successes of our thousands of farmers.

    Our People Ops Director will also design trainings & communications to ensure farmers understand our partnership, and remain committed for the long term.

    Initially, the focus of the job will be on improving current staff performance, and then building systems to support growth to hundreds more staff and thousands more farmers. The role will also involve supporting the growth Komaza’s senior & middle management teams.

  • Hiring & Onboarding: Develop great hiring systems – we plan to nearly double our staff in the next three years, and must bring on the best possible people.
  • Additionally, develop systems to recruit and select Komaza farmers, to maximize our frequency of high-performing tree growers.
  • Training: Develop trainings for field staff and farmers, on everything from technical forestry (e.g. how to properly prune a tree), to general work skills (e.g. managing a to-do list). We have the technical know-how, but need to develop a world-class curriculum and training program.
  • Performance Monitoring: Develop and manage rigorous monitoring systems of key performance indicators, with incentives to focus staff on their priorities. Develop the systems and scalable capacity for delivering coaching and constructive feedback to develop long-term careers.
  • Farmer Relations: Develop materials to clearly communicate with farmers, so they understand our partnership, adopt our trainings, and stay committed for the long-term. Build general community relations and conflict resolution mechanisms to maintain our strong goodwill.

    About the Job: The Director of People Operations must show excellence in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning:Work closely with company leadership to develop and refine the strategic vision for this department for the next 3-5 years; prioritize activities to achieve this vision.
  • Team Leadership: Lead all People Ops staff – currently 5 (HR Manager + Officer; Training Officer; Community Relations Manager + Officer), likely doubling in next two years. Engage direct reports to delegate tasks, ensure quality output, make decisions, and help solve problems.
  • Project Management: Create and manage project implementation plans, managing direct reports through detailed work planning, high-quality execution and iterative improvement.
  • Capacity Building: Develop the people and systems within the People Operations Department, and work cross-functionally to build capacity for improved performance across the company.
  • Community Relations: Develop content and manage delivery of all farmer communications, both directly through People Ops staff, and through Komaza’s village-based field extension staff.

    Essential Traits: At a minimum, we want an exceptionally talented generalist who can get things done:

  • Self-starter: Strong initiative, focus, project management, hands-on execution, perseverance.
  • Excellent “hard skills”: Deeply proficient with strategic planning, critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, all MS Office, etc. Interest in quickly learning new skills.
  • Excellent “soft skills”: Our small cross-cultural team is looking for other good communicators with high emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, and respect for others. Humor also helps.
  • High energy & standards, plus persistence: We need someone with high internal ambition to pour significant energy and enthusiasm into our human capital, eager to build truly fantastic teams of people.
  • Excellent written communication: Must be a clear, concise writer. Strong aptitude to empathetically design content and tone tailored to diverse target audiences.

    Nice to Have: We’ll be pleasantly surprised if you can tick all of these, but a handful would be ideal:

  • Training experience: Experience developing clear educational curricula, especially for training of trainers aimed at low-literacy learners, would be a big plus.
  • HR experience: We already have basic HR procedures up and running, but prior experience building, managing, and problem-solving in HR would be helpful.
  • Extension network experience: Prior work experience with a large network of field staff, sales agents, health workers, or other service extension staff would be beneficial.
  • Cultural awareness: Whether you’ve worked with rural subsistence farmers, spent time abroad, or generally worked outside of your comfort zone, a strong cultural awareness is key to success.
  • Developing-world passion: We seek someone who has worked at least 1 year in the developing world (preferably East Africa), who is excited to work in Kenya for at least 3 years.
  • Good education: Strong undergraduate performance (include GPA and test scores on CV). A Master’s is preferred, but we most value real world experience.

    Compensation & Benefits: Salary will start at reasonable level for good quality of life in Kilifi, with opportunities for raises and bonuses with strong performance. Health insurance, immunizations, and two return flights to home country per year are included. Possibility for future equity participation after demonstrated strong performance and a long-term commitment.

    To Apply

    Please visit The Application Page to begin the application process.

    Closing date:31st April 2015


    Marsabit County Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Marsabit

    Marsabit County Public Service Board

    The Marsabit County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following

    positions:

    1. Principal Officer – Sports

    Ref: CPSB01/17/03/2015

    Job Group ‘N’

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and coordinate the implementation of sports activities in the County.
  • Support promotion and nurturing of sports potential within the County
  • Identifying sports talents for further development.
  • Promote Community Development by designing programs and policies that build peoples capacity to resist vices and enhance protective factors
  • Any other relevant duty assigned

    Qualification/Requirements

  • Degree in social sciences/Sports Science/development studies/project management/community development
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on youth related/ community development issues
  • Project management skills

    Principal Officer – Youth Development

    Ref: CPSB02/17/03/2015:

    Job Group ‘N’

    (1 Post)

    Duties/Responsibilities

  • Support and coordinate the implementation of youth activities in the County.
  • Support promotion and nurturing of youth talents and potential within the County
  • Identifying talents for further development.
  • To co-ordinate youth organizations to ensure youth development activities through structured engagement, collaboration and networking.
  • Any other relevant duty assigned

    Qualification / Requirements

  • Degree in social sciences/development studies/project management/community development
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on youth related/ community development issues
  • Project management skills

    Principal Officer – Youth Training

    Ref: CPSB03/17/03/2015

    Job Group ‘N’

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and coordinate the implementation of youth training activities in the County
  • Responsible for instructor management function at the county
  • Identifying and prepare reports on requirements of youth polytechnics
  • Coordinating data collection, collation and writing reports
  • Implementation of programmes, staff appraisal and prepare skills inventory data
  • Coordinating development and integration of information communication technology
  • Conducting capacity building and in-service training needs
  • Any other duty that may be assigned

    Qualification/ Requirements

  • Must be a holder of bachelor degree/higher diploma in technical education management
  • Must possess a diploma in technical education from KTTC in relevant area
  • Must be a public servant and conversant with

    a. Trends in technical education

    b. Curriculum development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation

    c. Code of Regulation for civil servants

    2. Draughtsman

    Ref: CPSB04/17/03/2015

    Job Group H

    (2 Post)

    Responsible to the Land Surveyor for the following duties;

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Deeds plans
  • Plotting surveys
  • Constructing cadastral sheet
  • Preparing prints and surveys
  • Updating drawing records and
  • Providing safe custody of drawing records and equipment

    Qualification/Requirements

  • A Diploma in Cartography or Architectural drawing and draftsman ship from a recognized Institution
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution

    3. Cateress

    Ref: CPSB05/17/03/2015

    Job Group H

    (2 Posts)

    The Cateress will be responsible to the Hospital Administrator for the efficient management of catering services in the Hospitals.

    Specific duties will include:

  • Food preparation and production
  • Setting up and directing placement of foods in serving line.
  • Replenishing of foodstuffs in the buffet service line
  • Maintaining correct stock levels
  • Detecting and reporting spoilt or unattractive raw food materials
  • Ensuring proper stock rotation.
  • Ordering of foodstuffs from the main store.
  • Carrying out on the job training for staff.
  • Filing work order forms for detective equipment.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Diploma in any of the following disciplines; food production, food beverage service and sales; housekeeping and laundry or Institutional management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of Div. II in KCE or C in KCSE.
  • Evidence of at least one (1) month training in general management.
  • Computer Literate

    4. CEO / Hospital Administrator

    Ref: CPSB06/17/03/2015

    Job Group P

    (2 Posts)

    Responsible to the Hospital Management for the following duties

    1) Human Resource Management.

  • Develop human resource and administrative policies and procedures and ensure they are effective, efficient, fair and transparent and promote equal opportunities
  • Asses staffing needs as required in consultation with other Heads of Departments and in consideration to standard norms and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain personnel files and assess training and development needs. Provide appropriate induction and orientation, supervision and support as required
  • Monitor and uphold staff conduct and discipline and organize regular performance evaluation for all staff among others.

    2) Administration / Office Management.

  • Ensure receipt and tracking of all incoming/outgoing communication (Letters, Fax. Email and effective standardized filling.
  • Ensure safety and security of staff, Clients and visitors.
  • Ensure office premises, health Facilities, Residential areas are managed and maintained.
  • Ensure constant supply and Storage of equipment, supplies and utilities.
  • Ensure adequate, reliable and cost effective fleet management.

    3) Financial Management

  • Ensure laid down procedures in procurement, operation plans and budgets are observed.
  • Ensure collection and banking of revenue as per the laid down procedures.
  • Ensure proper management of financial records and supervision of accounts department staff.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Master’s in Business administration will have an added advantage.
  • Suitable candidates must have a minimum of Post Graduate Diploma in Business administration or related field.
  • Five years’ Experience in a position of similar capacity.
  • The candidate must be self motivated able to handle multiple tasks, able to work under pressure, team player and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to liaise with Stake holders / partners including MOH Officials at National, county levels and Hospital board among others.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:

    The Secretary/CEO
    Marsabit County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 386 – 60500
    Marsabit

    Alternatively, you can apply online by completing an application form MCPSB 2, form may be downloaded from the county’s website Marsabit County and or email your application and attachments to: jobs.cpsb@marsabit.go.ke; for your application to be considered, it must reach us by Tuesday, 7th April 2015.


    Application for Appointment of Directors for Naivasha Water Sewerage and Sanitation Company

    Application for Appointment of Directors for Naivasha Water Sewerage and Sanitation Company

    Naivasha Water Sewerage and Sanitation Company is a company limited by guarantee and registered under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya and given a certificate of incorporation Number C.119181on 08th September, 2005.

    The company is a contracted agent of Rift Valley Water Services Board as a Water Services Provider in accordance with section53 (2) and 55(1) of Water Act 2002.

    The mandate of the company is provision of water and sanitation services in Naivasha and its environs in Nakuru County and as per the Service Provision Agreement issued on 30th December, 2006 by Rift Valley Water Services Board.

    The company is managed by a Board of Directors whose primary function is oversight on the management duties and responsibilities in order to ensure that the long term goals of the company are attained as planned.

    The board wishes to fill two vacant positions from the following stakeholder groups

    1. One (1) Member from commercial consumers –Hospitality, Manufacturing & Institutions of higher learning.

    2. One (1) Member from resident organizations and CBOs

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible, all applicants must:-

    1. Be literate and numerate to at least O level.

    2. Demonstrate experience and acumen in a business or any profession for at least 7 years.

    3. Demonstrate participation in local development initiatives.

    4. Have experience as a change management agent

    5. Be a resident within the area served by the company

    6. Obtain a recommendation letter from the nominating body

    7. Fulfill conditions of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity by submitting current copies of:-

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (ClD)
  • Clearance Certificate from accredited Credit Reference Bureau
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Authority

    NB:

    1. Suppliers or other trading associates of the company and

    2. Persons in current professional or social relationships with the Directors/Staff of the company are not eligible.

    Applications are invited from qualified individuals wishing to be considered to serve as directors of Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company.

    Interested persons should submit their applications and curriculum vitae (CVs) indicating the local stakeholder group they belong to and the area of residence within the service area of the company.

    The application should be sent in a plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for directorship” and deposited at Naivasha Water and Sanitation Company Application Box through the following addresses:

    The Selection Panel,
    Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company,
    P.O. Box 321-20117,
    Naivasha

    The applications should reach Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company, Located at Jonka Building in Naivasha Town on or before Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 5.00 pm.

    Naivasha Water, Sewerage & Sanitation Company is an equal opportunity employer and persons with disabilities and Marginalized and women are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Legal Action Worldwide Legal Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) focuses on providing creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states. People living in such areas often experience both an increased vulnerability to human rights violations and a decreased ability to access justice.

    LAW aims to address this through legal interventions aimed at empowering people to know and exercise their rights.

    Vacancy: Legal Advisor

    Reports to: Programme Manager / Executive Director

    Functions /Key Results Expected: The Legal Advisor will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

    Legal:

  • Take the lead in LAW’s project on addressing sexual violence in Somalia;
  • Advise relevant Government Ministries on drafting, develop and implementing comprehensive legislation in Somalia including the Sexual Offences Bill and Female Genital Mutilation Bill;
  • Take the lead in strategic casework for the Horn of Africa;
  • Analyze and summarize legal and policy documents;
  • Organize legal training, seminars and workshops in Somalia;
  • Represent the organisation to the GBV working group, human rights and legal communities;
  • Draft donor proposals and donor reports, maintain records to enable accurate and timely donor reporting;
  • Monitor and supervise the project funds and activities.
  • Meet and report to relevant donors, in particular UNFPA on a monthly basis;
  • Overseeing the work of legal staff and consultants of the UNFPA project;
  • Any other duties as specified by the Programme Manager or Director of the organisation.

    Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified advocate with minimum of 5 years practice experience in criminal, family or refugee law. Experience working with cases of sexual and gender based violence preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with international, humanitarian and human rights law;
  • Experience advising government or judicial institutions, including legislative drafting would be an advantage;
  • A demonstrated understanding of international human rights work and experience working in the Horn of Africa and with international NGOs is preferred
  • Experience of working in Somalia an advantage
  • Project management experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral English, research and drafting skills, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative
  • Ability to manage relationships at all levels, possess excellent negotiation skills and will demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • Must have permission to work in Kenya or be willing to be based in Somalia.
  • Duration of the assignment: The consultancy position would be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia. The assignment will be for a period of 1 year with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience and position.

    Application & Recruitment:

    Please email a cover letter and your CV by 30th March 2015 to:

    ackel@legalactionworldwide.org

    The subject of the application should read ‘Legal Advisor.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    LAW is an equal opportunity employer.


    Legal Action Worldwide Programme Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) provides creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states. People living in such areas often experience both an increased vulnerability to human rights violations and a decreased ability to access justice.

    LAW aims to address this through legal interventions aimed at empowering people to know and exercise their rights. LAW’s largest legal programme is in Somalia.

    LAW’s work includes technical advice to relevant Ministries and UN agencies including drafting legislation, policies and guidelines.

    LAW’s key thematic areas of focus are on addressing sexual violence, accountability project with security forces and land issues.

    LAW is now seeking a dynamic individual to lead this important work in Somalia.

    1. Vacancy: Programme Manager

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Functions / Key Results Expected

    The Programme Manager will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

  • Overall management and implementation of Somalia LAW programme, development and execution of the strategy. This includes all aspects of staff management, project management and budget monitoring.
  • Undertaking high level advocacy with the Somali Governments, UN, AMISOM and State Actors.
  • Responsible for resource mobilisation and donor relations together with the Executive Director.
  • High Level external representation, coordination and relationship building. Implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Learning, training and development of programme staff.
  • Adherence to LAW policies and donor requirements.
  • Ensuring safety and security of staff and consultants.
  • Any other duties as specified by the Director of the organisation.

    Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Lawyer or jurist with minimum of 10 years practice experience in relevant legal field.
  • Experience working with cases of sexual and gender based violence preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with international, humanitarian and human rights law;
  • Experience advising government or judicial institutions, including legislative drafting would be an advantage;
  • A demonstrated understanding of international human rights work and experience working in Somalia and with international NGOs is preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral English, research and drafting skills, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative;
  • Knowledge of Somalia language (written and spoken) is desirable;
  • Ability to manage relationships at all levels, possess excellent negotiation skills and will demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • Must have permission to work in Kenya.

    Placement and duration of the assignment

    The position would be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

    The assignment will be for a period of at least one year with possibility of extension.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications for the position.

    Application & Recruitment:

    Please email a cover letter and your CV by 30th March 2015 to:

    ackel@legalactionworldwide.org

    The subject of the application should read ‘Programme Manager’.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    LAW is an equal opportunity employer.


    Save the Children Communication for Development (C4D) Officer Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    Vacancy: Communication for Development (C4D) Officer

    Position Code: C4D 005 LOD

    Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality

    Location: Lodwar, Turkana

    Contract Duration: 1 year

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    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 post holder will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilization and participation strategies in the BASF project are implemented based on Save the Children Theory of Change.

    S/He will play a central role in developing and implementing appropriate communication strategies for the program while bringing together all the actors to foster common understanding of the objectives of the program.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Education coordinator

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    BASF Project: Save the Children has received funding from a German Chemical Company, BASF to implement a one year education project in Loima Sub-County, Turkana County with the overall goal of improving access to quality education for children in Turkana County.

    The project will work with five public primary schools in Loima Sub-County.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Ensure that the community mobilisation and participation aspect of the project is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Support in the development, management and facilitation of the communication strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication for Programme delivery.
  • Promote and influence behaviour development/change at community/individual/household programme levels, social mobilisation and increased community participation in the project activities.
  • Propose viable recommendations/cost-effective solutions on C4D strategies, approach, plans, methods and procedures in the areas of participatory communication, social mobilisation and behaviour change and on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences.
  • Identify and work with existing community structures to enhance community involvement.
  • Support the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery including facilitating behavioural change where necessary.

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Develop partnerships with school management committees, mother to mother support groups, religious groups, women’s groups and other organised groups in the community to orient them on the programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the programme
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to Ministry of Education Gender and Social services counterparts at the sub-county level and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and other Education staff for monitoring and evaluation of project activities especially the communication pieces of work within the project, including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • With the support of accountability focal person, supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for Programme beneficiaries and partners.
  • Carry out regular field monitoring of programme
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Ensures exchange and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other SCI partners as well as within the organisation 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

    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

  • University degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Demonstrable commitment to Education and development and to the right of the poorest to quality Education services.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing communication materials and carrying out social mobilization
  • Effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within a post emergency context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in behaviour change communication.
  • Successful use of media and other communication strategies for social development.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills.

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Education Officer (BASF Education Project) Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    Vacancy: Education Officer - BASF Education Project

    Position Code: EDU 006 LOD

    Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality

    Location: Lodwar, Turkana

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    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 Education Officer will be responsible for ensuring quality and timely implementation of the Education project activities in Turkana.

    S/He must have experience in implementing education programs for pastoralist marginalized communities.

    The individual will work closely with the County education officials by providing technical direction and support to ensure the planned project activities are achieved as per the work plan.

    S/He will work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning team to ensure the program milestones are tracked appropriately.

    The post holder will ensure and strengthens links between Education and existing Health and Nutrition programs in Turkana.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Education Coordinator

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    BASF Project: Save the Children has received funding from a German Chemical Company, BASF to implement a one year education project in Loima Sub-County, Turkana County with the overall goal of improving access to quality education for children in Turkana County.

    The project will work with five public primary schools in Loima Sub-County.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Work as part of a team to ensure quality programming
  • Develop joint activity work plans in collaboration with the County and Sub-County education officials
  • Work closely with the education authorities in planning and executing the various trainings and other planned activities.
  • Travel frequently to implementation sites to liaise with Head teachers, Schools management committees, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Carry out regular monitoring activities and engagement with schools and communities to support project activities.
  • Working with the sub-county education officials to deliver the trainings for the head teachers, Boards of Management and support the schools in developing their School Improvement Plans
  • Support the education stakeholders and targeted schools by providing information related to programme processes and procedures and troubleshooting any challenges.
  • Provide inputs for the development of strategic and operational plans in collaboration with Education Programme Coordinator and partner agencies.
  • Ensure timely production of progress reports by collating reports of different locations/schools and consolidating into one report.
  • Document programme learning and disseminate lessons learned to key stakeholders in the field and to Save the Children Management.
  • Ensure field staff adherence to the child protection policy and reporting procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator or other key Management Staff.

    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

    Ambition:

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

    Collaboration:

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

    Creativity:

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

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) year work experience in education sector
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities that may arise
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive to culture and religious beliefs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, Kiswahili.
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in a remote field location in a somewhat uncertain security environment
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Motivates others while identifying with Save the Children’s mission

    Desirable:

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Child Safeguarding Policy.

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Awards / AMS Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Awards / AMS Officer

    Position Code: AWD 002 SCI

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations / Awards Management

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

    Grade: 5

    Type of Contract: National

    Child Safeguarding: Level 2 - The role holder is likely to have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: The Awards / AMS Officer will support the Awards Manager in leading all Awards Management functions.

    H/She will play a key role in ensuring Awards management processes are effective and efficient. H/She will oversee AMS data quality and accuracy in conjunction with the Awards/ AMS Assistant.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Awards Manager

    Key contacts: Awards Finance Officer, Reporting Coordinator, Compliance Officer, Budget holders.

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

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir.

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

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Awards/AMS Assistant

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • When new opportunities are identified work with the Awards Manager to ensure that all documentation required as per SCI guidelines is managed in a timely manner and uploaded onto AMS with all relevant information filled in and checked.
  • Regularly update the Awards Manager on new approved opportunities, flagging when there are delays in the contractual process and making recommendations for remedial actions.
  • Directly link with the Awards Manager to ensure that all FS specifics are authorised by the CO and that Fund Summaries are approved for all awards before awards start date.
  • Support the Awards Manager to ensure that all awards cycle processes (opportunity identification to award close out) are followed through for all awards.
  • Ensure that files for all SCI and partners/sub grantees files are set up and updated with relevant documents, correspondences and reports at both Nairobi Office and Field office level. Ensuring adherence to the SCI Scheme of Delegation.
  • Work closely with the Awards /AMS Assistant and the Awards Finance Officers to ensure that awards are properly closed out in AMS with all balances fully reconciled.
  • Collaborate with the Awards/ AMS Assistant to ensure Awards management input in preparation and execution of Kick off and Close Out meetings by coordinating attendance, providing Award Summary Sheets and donor compliance information in coordination with the Compliance Officer.
  • Be the focal person for the administration of humanitarian and emergency awards by working with the Humanitarian Coordinator to confirm pledges, processing these through AMS and ensuring awards are activated quickly.
  • Be the focal person for partnership support on awards management by attending partner assessment visits. Additionally, contribute to relevant partner capacity building and compliance support including regular monitoring that systems are in place to ensure partner delivery meets donor expectations and requirements in collaboration with programme operations.
  • Develop the Awards team monitoring calendar and undertake field visits to promote higher awareness of awards management by carrying out orientation to the Awards Management Cycle and AMS while on field visits.
  • Support Awards Manager in donor related communications by drafting letters and supporting on budget realignments, amendments, cost and no-cost extension requests going to the member and donor in a timely manner.

    Desired Competencies

    Delivering Results

  • Able to identify priority information and document it appropriately.
  • Ensures measures and metrics are in place to track performance in large and complex programmes
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Holds themselves accountable for achieving results and challenges under performance

    Working effectively with others

  • Works well with members of theirs and other complimentary teams.
  • Able to identify their contribution to the team and ensure that they meet their responsibilities to the best of their ability.

    Problem Solving and decision making

  • Identifies problems and devices ways of addressing problems.
  • Proactive about seeking support and consultation on problems.
  • Provides an analysis of data and information to line manager for their attention and action.

    Applying technical and professional expertise

  • Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.
  • Able to provide information to different groups in a timely and relevant manner.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 4 years Finance / Program Management and Awards/Grants management professional experience .
  • Degree in Finance with at least CPA I or equivalent professional accounting qualification.
  • Strong understanding of grants management processes in a complex organizational context within an international NGO setting.
  • Good interpersonal, written and training skills.
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
  • Some experience with computerised accounting packages will be desirable.
  • Strong skills in database use and management.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Proven ability to handle challenging workloads effectively.
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Willingness to travel to field locations.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Human Resources & Administration Officer Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    Job Title: Human Resources & Administration Officer

    Position Code: HUM 008 LOD

    Team / Programme: HR & Admin

    Location: Lodwar

    Contract Duration: 9 months

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of extension)

    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: To support in the fulfilment of operational Human Resources and Administration requirements for Save the Children – Lodwar office and implement laid down staff HR policies and practices.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Area Programme Manager, with a technical reporting line to the Human Resources & Administration Coordinator, 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 Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own

    . Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Cooks and Cleaners

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Recruitment , On-boarding and Staff Exit

  • Conduct reference checks on new employees and consultants which include and not limited to; anti – terror checks, learning institutions and previous employer checks.
  • Prepare employment contracts upon appointment of staff and maintain an effective contract planning mechanism, ensuring staffs are issued with probation confirmations as and when they fall due.
  • Conduct field level Recruitments and report the same to the Human Resources Coordinator.
  • Ensure that all staff conducts exit interviews and duly clear with Save the Children. Follow up on staff final dues ensuring that they are paid in the shortest time possible.
  • Facilitate and oversee the induction of all staff engaging with Save the Children as per the Induction guidelines.
  • Follow up to ensure that Induction plans and processes for all on boarding staff occur and documents filed in the employees’ files.
  • Follow up induction evaluation procedures for monitoring the effectiveness of the induction processes and feedback to line managers and Human Resources & Administration Coordinator.

    Human Resources Records Management & Reporting

  • Keep an up to date filing system that is compliant for ease of retrieval, reference and reporting: Personnel, Medical, Insurance and Recruitment files.
  • Responsible for monitoring Kenya Country Office staffs leave status ensuring regular updating of the leave database and monthly status reports sent out to staff.
  • Manages the preparation and maintenance of such reports as are necessary to carry out the functions of the department.
  • Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
  • Prepare Monthly Human Resources Reports and submit to the Human Resources Officer, based in Nairobi.
  • Prepare and submit Payroll Reports to Human Resources Officer, based in Nairobi for processing on a timely manner.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining Area Office staff lists and organizational charts.
  • Ensure line managers are informed of when employees’ contracts are due for renewal/expiry, and issue staff notices or renewals as appropriate in a timely manner.

    General Office & Guest House Management

  • Ensure cost effective ways for running and charging kitchen costs;
  • Oversee and manage the Cleaners and to ensure utmost cleanliness and any such repairs for the Office Premises is maintained.
  • Ensure guest house & office compounds are well maintained and suitable for working and living.
  • Oversee stationary, office and guest house supplies.
  • Supervise the general office & guest house maintenance and repair works.
  • Send and receive office parcels via courier.
  • Utilities & Payments of Office Rent and Bills
  • Monitor Nairobi office utilities costs e.g. water, electricity, telephone/Mobile usage and billing and others related office utilities.
  • Prepare monthly trend reports on consumption and share recommendations with senior management.
  • Maintain cordial working relationships with suppliers and service providers and address any issues that may arise.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly payments are made on time to avoid any disconnections and interruptions

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

    Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:

  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in Human Resources Management or Social Sciences from a recognized University.
  • Higher Diploma qualification in Human Resources Management shall be an added advantage.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Sound knowledge and hands on experience of the implementation of generalist HR functions.
  • Demonstrates a strong drive and commitment to achieve agreed objectives
  • Minimum three year’s relevant experience in HR within a busy organisation
  • Knowledge of current Kenya employment legislation
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency in working with computers particularly spread sheets and word processing
  • Experience of working within a team and team building
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Awards Manager (Kenya Country Office) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Awards Manager – Kenya Country Office

    Position Code: AWD 001 SCI

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations (Interim arrangement)

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

    Grade: 2

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

    Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: The Awards Manager will provide country programme leadership of all Awards Management functions.

    He/she will manage a team of 5-10 staff and will liaise with all relevant departments to ensure the effective management of donor awards (currently 35-45 in number).

    He/she is responsible for ensuring the management of all Awards in the country programme, from the coordination of Awards Management System (AMS) processes at proposal stage, through to the analysis of Budget versus Actuals (BVA) for budget holders, taking required action during programme implementation, leading on any amendments, Cost Extensions, or No-Cost Extensions required and for all reporting and close out of awards in accordance with SC policies and guidelines.

    The post-holder will initially report to the Director of Programme Operations, but after a transitional restructuring phase, will report directly to the Country Director.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director of Programme Operations (DPO)

    Key contacts: Budget Holders and Area Programme Managers, Director of Programme Development and Quality, Awards Finance Coordinator/Officers, Finance Director, SC Members.

    Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$20 million in 2015.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Reporting Coordinator, Awards/AMS Officer, Awards Finance Coordinator(s)

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Proposal development

  • When new funding opportunities are identified by Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)/member, coordinate all parties across departments involved to ensure all documentation required as per SCI guidelines is managed in a timely manner and uploaded onto AMS by the Awards/AMS Officer.
  • This will involve follow up against a defined check list and close coordination with the PDQ lead on the development of the proposal and budget and review of operational sections.
  • Lead on RO approval into the system if required to allow budget uploading into Agresso (financial/accounting system in use in the country office).
  • Review all award agreements for management nuances and brief programme management on potential areas of risk, providing a summary of key areas.
  • Directly link with the Member for timely issuance of necessary workflow and Fund Summary once award is approved.

    Awards Management & AMS Management

  • Ensure all award cycle processes (opportunity identification to award closeout) are followed through workflows on AMS by the Awards/AMS Officer, including that all relevant information is uploaded in the system and maintained in hard copy.
  • Put in place structures to support the effective dissemination of award information so that all key contributing staff have a clear understanding of requirements and expectations throughout the lifecycle of an award (opportunity to close-out).
  • Ensure kick off meetings are done promptly for all new awards and that proper coding structure and budgets are communicated to budget holders.
  • Lead member engagement and relationship management as the SCI focal point on awards, coordinate SCI /member reviews and revisions of proposals, budgets and agreements.
  • Provide information directly to the Finance Director on new awards that impact the Master Budget gap analysis on a regular basis.
  • Play the lead role in developing overall analysis of budget vs actual expenditures (BVA) for monthly award review meetings with budget holders. Work with budget holders to ensure they develop and implement remedial plans based on agreed action points and closely review achievements in following month.
  • Provide advice to staff on budget coding and reallocations in collaboration with Director of Programme Operations (DPO) and budget holders.
  • Provide management information (awards summary) to Senior Management Team (SMT) and SC members via a portfolio analysis report on a monthly showing information on pipeline, active, awards under amendment, high risk awards and closed awards.
  • Coordinate budget realignments, amendments, cost and no-cost extension requests going to the member and donor in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with program operations to ensure close out meetings are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all meetings are minuted and these minutes filed on AMS and follow up actions done.
  • Ensure that the Awards Management System (AMS) is effectively maintained, up to date and accurately records the audit trail for all awards and sub-awards.
  • Support the programme and operations team on master budget development, cost allocation, monitoring of award budgets, phasing and forecasting, in particular ensuring alignment between the master budgets and funding tracker.

    Partnerships – Sub-awards and sub-grantee management duties

  • In collaboration with the Operations Manager, have the Awards Management team support in undertaking partner assessments, legal vetting on AMS and preparation of partner agreements to ensure donor compliance requirements are factored into this.
  • Capacity building and compliance support with all new and existing partners including regular monitoring and systems in place so that partner delivery meets donor expectations and requirements, in collaboration with programme operations.
  • Ensure that all partner documentation including reports is uploaded onto AMS through spot checks of AMS data.

    Donor Compliance

  • Take part in all new award kick- off meetings leading on donor compliance to ensure requirements such as reporting deadlines, implementation period, amendment timing/procedures, audit and SCI award management policies are well understood and a plan is in place to ensure these are met.
  • Ensure potential issues and amendment requests are flagged promptly to donors via the relevant Save the Children member. This may include developing business cases where donor waiver/derogation requests need to be more thoroughly articulated or negotiated with donors.
  • Collaborate with the member focal point to ensure that all donor compliance requirements are input into the AMS system before the fund summary workflow is ran.

    Reporting

  • Coordinate the Award Management team to ensure accurate and quality progress and financial reports are submitted to members and donors according to set timelines.
  • Review all grant reports before being submitted to member/donor.
  • Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Support the Award Management team to strengthen knowledge and capacity of staff across all functions to manage awards and comply with donor requirements as relevant to their role by providing induction, training and coaching consistent with their various roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage performance of direct reports in the awards management work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/workplans.

    Desired Competencies

    Delivering Results

  • Translates complex contextual information into planning and achieving results effectively
  • Ability to take a range of potentially complex and conflicting information and make decisions
  • Designs and reviews large and complex operations to ensure maximum impact
  • Ensures measures and metrics are in place to track performance in large and complex programmes
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance

    Working effectively with others

  • Puts mechanisms in place to ensure effective collaborative working across boundaries
  • Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes
  • Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviours that are not collaborative Knows when to follow and lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

    Problem Solving and decision making

  • Identifies and addresses root causes of long-term problems facing the country programme
  • Brings in external perspective to ensure strategic decision making remains relevant and future focused Provides a strategic framework to support decision making
  • Explores and analyses external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices
  • Takes calculated risks and has the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance

    Leadership and Developing Others

  • Delivers needs-based results in complex and fast-changing contexts
  • Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by willingness to confront difficult situations and take potentially unpopular decisions
  • Actively encourages a team environment where team members feel able to contribute, champion or challenge decisions
  • Conveys complex strategic issues with clarity, brevity and confidence
  • Develops and implements processes to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individual and organisational success.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential

  • Post graduate qualification in Finance management, Grants management or equivalent.
  • At least 5 – 7 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions.
  • Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting.
  • Experience of engaging with donors at country strategy levels.
  • Experience of and well developed skills in staff management and supervision.
  • Proven strong coaching and capacity building skills.
  • Very strong capacity for attention to detail, problem solving, and analysis of trends.
  • Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams.

    Desirable

  • Experience with Save the Children award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children’s award management system (AMS).
  • Understanding of how to produce financial reports from Save the Children’s overseas accounting software (Agresso).
  • Experience of project management, M&E management or funding coordination.

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Logistics Coordinator Job in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Lodwar, Turkana

    Position Code: LOG 007 LOD

    Contract Duration: 9 Months

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.

    As part of these responsibilities the post holder will promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.

    Introduction: Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work.

    This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.

    As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

    Role: Under the supervisor of the Area Manager, the Logistics Coordinator oversees all logistics functions, including procurement, transportation and fleet management, and warehousing and assets management, in the Area Office.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Area Program Manager , with a technical reporting line to the Logistics Manager, 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 Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Logistics Officer

    Main Responsibilities

    General Logistics Management

  • As a member of the Lodwar SMT, demonstrate the behaviours that are consistent with
  • Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the lodwar programme.
  • As a member of the Lodwar SMT, ensure a conducive and productive work environment.
  • Coordination of programme logistics; implement the country logistics Manual for the management of the supply chain, including one or more of the following areas; procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets.
  • Assist in the development of project proposals to ensure appropriate resourcing of logistics team and activities, and advise on:

    1. The feasibility of project in line with current and/or planned logistics capacity;

    2. Whether logistics and operational costs have been adequately budgeted;

    3. Risk management strategies in terms of supply chain planning i.e. lead times, donor compliance

    4. Whether recharge strategies for logistics costs such as transports, facilities and equipment are appropriate and consistent with SC and donor policies.

  • Develop the Logistics component of the programmes emergency preparedness plan; Obtain technical or manpower support from Nairobi logistics when necessary;
  • Review the monthly logistics reports and advise the Area Manager where there are irregularities or areas of concern that need follow up.
  • Ensure weekly reporting systems are implemented in all logistics functions and are in line with financial control mechanisms for Procurement, stock, vehicles and assets.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

    Procurement

  • Manage programmes supply chain, to ensure on time supply of goods to projects. Determine sources for supply of goods and services to meet programme needs, overseeing local and coordinating with capital logco on area office procurement.
  • Develop procurement plans and schedules with project managers and ensure they are adhered to.

    Transportation of project supplies is reliable, cost effective and timely.

    Fleets and Transportation Management

  • Manage SC fleet strategically to ensure appropriate access to transportation for programme staff;
  • Work closely with security on the management and tracking of staff movement;
  • Ensure that vehicles are regularly maintained, comply with national road traffic laws, and are safe for use.
  • Plan for and budget the depreciation of vehicle assets to ensure the sustainability of SC’s transportation resources;

    Warehousing and Assets Management

  • Oversee management of programmes stocks, ensure stocks are well kept, levels are maintenance in line with programme consumption and movements are reconciled with project distributions.
  • Ensure the assets tracker is accurate and up to date;
  • Plan for and budget the depreciation of SC assets, such as computers, to ensure the sustainability of SC’s programme resources;

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential

  • First degree in Logistics Management, business administration or related area
  • Prior experience in logistics management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Experiencing in managing and supervising others in logistics
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Ability to work with spreadsheets and Databases critical
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Cultural awareness, with strong written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral; Somali language skills a major advantage.

    Desirable

  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of humanitarian intervention e.g. Child protection, Education, construction

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Logistics Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Logistics Officer - Kenya

    Position Code: LOG 003 NRB

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

    Grade: 4

    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: Under the supervision of the Logistics Manager, deliver timely, effective and accountable logistics support to Save the Children Area Office by coordinating effective procurement, fleet management, communications and supply management, and overseeing the movement of goods and personnel.

    Your support in the delivery of an effective logistics function will play a key role in the expansion of Save the Children programmes in Nairobi to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Logistics Manager

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Drivers

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Supporting the Operations Department through the Country Logistics Manager in the delivery of in-country logistics activities, including relief supplies forwarding/distributions and maintenance and management of vehicle fleet and office equipment as part of the Kenya Country logistics team;
  • Ensuring that programme purchases are made in a timely and transparent manner, that Save the Children procurement policies and procedures are followed at an optimal quality/price, and that all procurement procedures are properly implemented;
  • Implementing effective stock management and administration systems, thoroughly monitoring stock levels and advising on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands;
  • Supporting and participating in effective training of national staff responsible for the maintenance and efficient running of procurement, communications, transport, security and office infrastructure;
  • Ensuring vehicle fleet management complies with SC standards through appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles and servicing and maintenance schedules are adhered to throughout the programme;
  • Preparing a monthly ‘Logistics Report’ to the Country Logistics Manager, detailing all logistical activities including fuel and procurement, and stock reporting, asset register updates, staff issues, and other relevant information;
  • Communicating security/emergency procurement procedures in the absence of Logs Manager for programme planning effectively, so they are understood and strictly adhered to throughout the programme development and so that briefing, communication, transport and other systems are developed for alternative delivery routes to prevent pipeline raptures.
  • Assisting the Logistics Manager in the proposal process by coordinating and helping identify technical logistics requirements and liaise with procurement coordinator as required;
  • Representing the principles and work of Save the Children to donors, United Nations, NGOs and INGOs, government, media and other stakeholders when required;
  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

    Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:

  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with line manager.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Procurement and Supplies management (CIPS) or relevant area
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience of logistics support, including procurement, warehousing and stock control, goods distribution, and transportation and vehicle fleet management in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Experience of setting up office equipment, including communications and particularly with HF/VHF/Codan radio systems, satellite phones and communications procedures;
  • Ability to support the development of personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in logistics and administrative systems;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
  • Willingness to work or be deployed and travel to other field and often difficult and insecure environments
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Logistics Assistant (Kenya Country Office) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Logistics Assistant – Kenya Country Office

    Position Code: LOG 004 NRB

    Team / Programme: Logistics

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract Duration: 1 Year

    Grade: 5

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

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

    Role Purpose: The Logistics Assistant is part of Save the Children’s Kenya Country office.

    The Logistics Assistant will provide logistics support in relation to asset management, warehouse management, stock in transit management, reporting and logistics administration and any other role as may be directed by the Logistics Officer.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Logistics Officer

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

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

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

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

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Assets Management

  • Maintain and update the Assets Register and Equipment Register for the country office and coordinate with Area Logistics Coordinators/Line Manager on status and any issues.
  • Ensure that all the changes to the assets and equipment’s locations or conditions are reflected in respective registers in a timely manner through tracking of movement and that any discrepancies are reported immediately.
  • Ensure that all assets of the programme are labelled correctly and ID cards created.
  • Ensure that the assets that are issued to staff are authorised, recorded and necessary paper work exists as per the policy of Save the Children.
  • Ensure that all assets are properly maintained and looked after. Any miss-use and abuse is reported and senior management is updated on the status and issues related with assets.
  • Ensure the Asset register is shared with the Logistics Officer at the end of each month.
  • Conduct periodic asset verification and checks on all assets.

    Warehousing and Stock Management

  • Ensure that all procured materials are properly stored and correctly recorded and that the stores in Nairobi are maintained following standard SCI procedures.
  • Ensure that the movement of inventories IN and OUT of the stores is correctly documented, authorised and paper work is done as per procedures.
  • Alert the relevant Field Office/Programme Manager/Requester about the receipts and dispatches and coordinate with them as it may be necessary.
  • Ensure that Stock Cards and Bin Cards are updated and stock reports are produced and circulated to Logistics Manager; data is uploaded to the internet based warehousing management system.

    Transportation & Freight

  • Under supervision of the Logistics Officer, organise transportation of goods by Road and Air if required to Area offices and ensure all accompanying paper work is produced in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the clearing and freight forwarding agents on goods being imported/exported and ensure that all goods are cleared through customs using the appropriate channels and procedures.
  • Compile accurate documentation relating to the movement of items between locations per consignment.
  • Liaise with the Procurement Assistant to arrange transportation of goods and equipment between offices or to field sites and ensure that the goods are securely packaged and loaded to prevent damage during transportation.
  • Compile accurate documentation relating to the movement of items between locations, whether as a transfer or for distribution.

    Other General Support Activities

  • Assist and implement standard Save the Children logistics systems and procedures.
  • Support the Logistics Officer in the collation of the country logistics KPIs.
  • Ensure that all paper work is kept according to the policies and procedures of the organisation and filed neatly with supporting documents in respective files.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties requested by his line manager, where they do not go against the policy of the organisation.

    Core Behaviours:

  • Applying Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
  • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise
  • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

    Delivering Results

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

    Innovating and Adapting

  • Suggests creative improvements and better ways of working
  • Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges
  • Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions
  • Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working
  • Working effectively with others
  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Diploma in supply chain, logistics or procurement
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in similar role in an NGO or private commercial sector
  • Member of a professional body e.g. CIPS, CILT or KISM will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
  • High level of integrity/confidentiality and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Knowledge of the Kenya context
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

    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 31st March 2015.

    Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    SACCO Business Development Manager, Sales Representatives, HR & Admin Officer and Receptionist Jobs in Kenya

    A leading and licensed deposit-taking SACCO headquartered in Nairobi seeks to recruit for;

    1. Business Development Manager

    Will be in charge of Business development and marketing function on contract for a period of 3 years, renewable.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Served as a Business Development Officer or similar position with similar responsibilities in a SACCO or in like organizations for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Minimum of C+ in KCSE
  • Computer literate and excellent presentation skills.
  • Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct

    2. Sales Representatives

    (4 Positions)

    Responsible for increased membership and deposits by recruiting new members, selling all SACCO products and services, gathering market and customer information and maintain relationships between SACCO and its existing and potential markets

    The job will on 6 months renewable contracts on retainer and commissions based on sales.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a related field
  • Minimum of C + in KCSE
  • Good communication skills.

    3. Human Resource and Administration Officer

    Will be in charge of the Human Resource and Administration function.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Human resource management or its equivalent from a recognised institution; CPS Part III.
  • Minimum of C+ in KCSE
  • 5 years working experience in Human Resources Management with at least 2 years at the supervisory level

    4. Receptionist

    Responsible for attending to members and handling of telephone calls, maintenance of records and dispatch of letters and attending to clients and members, directing their issues to appropriate offices among other duties

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in business administration or secretarial course
  • Minimum of C+ in KCSE
  • Must have at least two years relevant working experience
  • Must be Computer literate with excellent typing speed.
  • Good communication and presentation skills

    Applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to send their applications, CV and relevant copies of certificate not later than 31st March, 2015 to:

    DNA 1783
    P.O Box 49010 - 00100 GPO
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Nation Media Group Marketing Manager (NBD) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Marketing Manager - NBD

    Job Ref: HR-MM-03-2015

    Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in Print, Broadcast and Digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania and Rwanda.

    We are seeking to recruit an experienced and self- motivated individual to the position of Marketing Manager - NBD in our Marketing department to propel our broadcasting brands to new heights.

    Job Summary: The role of Marketing Manager requires someone with a breadth of skills across brand marketing, brand management, and product development with great insight and intuition.

    This particular role requires someone with an interest in media, a strategic outlook and exemplary execution skills.

    The Marketing Manager - NBD works in close liaison with the Programming, News and Advertising team leaders to achieve ratings and revenue growth plans for TV and Radio.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and providing leadership in implementation of Marketing and Communication strategy to achieve the Broadcasting Division’s business objectives and overall company objectives;
  • Preparing annual budgets and forecasts for the NBD brands;
  • Guiding the effective management of advertising and promotion for NBD brands.
  • This includes allocating, managing and monitoring the advertising and promotion budgets by quarter by year while evaluating marketing effectiveness;
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in programming, news, and advertising to align business objectives and marketing needs;
  • Directing and analyzing regular market research to develop insights for product development, brand positioning and brand equity growth;
  • Preparing the Division’s quarterly board reports analyzing market trends, editorial and advertising performance for review and presentation by the Group Marketing Director;
  • Coordinating new product development and launches;
  • Leading, motivating and managing the NBD brand team to flawlessly execute brand plans and to achieve marketing objectives;
  • Identifying, analyzing and understanding market trends; both Consumer and Market;
  • Leading relationship and collaborating with advertising and PR partners and ensuring great output and best value for NBD brands; and
  • Understanding, gathering, analyzing and generating insights from competitor activities.

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or other related fields from a recognized university;
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing professional qualification;
  • Membership to the Marketing Society of Kenya;
  • Six (6) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which should be at a supervisory level, preferably in an FMCG
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence.
  • Strong execution skills with proven experience in multiple project management and execution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse, cross functional teams.
  • Demonstrate a high level of independent judgment.
  • Tenacity and resolve to work in a fast paced job.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    If you are passionate about marketing, have a strong track record in building brands and meet the above criteria, apply online at Marketing Manager - NBD on or before 2nd April, 2015.

    Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.


    Miale Education Centre Teaching Jobs in Eldoret Kenya

    Miale Education Centre, A Christian-Based Boarding Girls High School located 15km from Eldoret town along Eldoret Kiplombe Soy road has the following vacancies:

    Teaching Staff

    The teacher is responsible for planning, executing teaching plans, assessment, coaching and guiding students to ensure high performance.

    Roles & Responsibility

  • Plan and prepare lessons and courses of lessons. Teach, according to their educational needs, students assigned, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and elsewhere.
  • Assess students using agreed school criteria or equivalent national criteria. Advise and cooperate with the Head Teacher and other teachers on the preparation and development of teaching programmes, materials, assessment and pastoral arrangements.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their health and safety when they are authorised to be on the school premises and on educational visits off site.
  • Participate in meetings relating to the curriculum, administration, organisation and pastoral arrangements of the school.
  • Participate in such class administration relating to the above responsibilities as is agreed to be appropriate to your professional status as a teacher.
  • Organise the control, evaluation and requisition of resources for own subject throughout the school and taking responsibility for their storage and maintenance.
  • Participate in assemblies and Register the attendance of students.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Must be registered with TSC
  • Academic: KCSE mean grade of B -
  • Professional: B.Ed. (arts or Science) or related degree
  • Experience: Previous experience in a similar position an added advantage.
  • Others: Computer Skills, self-drive, excellent communication skills

    If you are interested and meet the above requirements, kindly visit our website Miale Education Centre and apply online by completing the form on careers tab. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: 31st April 2015.


    Jumia Head of Buying Operations Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Head of Buying Operations

    Who We Are: Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

    Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com.

    It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in. We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our Buying department.

    Job Description:

    1. Monitoring and analysing all Marketplace activity

    2. Driving Marketplace growth by on-boarding and training the new suppliers on the seller platform

    3. Following-up with existing Marketplace sellers and building a long-lasting relationship

    4. Overseeing account management to ensure sellers grow to become active and independent

    5. Monitoring Seller Support Team activity, to ensure sellers can consistently achieve their KPIs

    6. Co-ordinating with other departments:

  • Work with Operations team to monitor Marketplace orders
  • Work with Production team for the upload of the products online
  • Liaise with IT to ensure a good functioning of the Marketplace platform and internal systems
  • Team up with Vendor managers and Category Managers to aid in commercial aspects of the business
  • Follow up with Finance for payments and finance reconciliation

    Qualification & Skills

  • Degree in Engineering/ Business/ Project Management/ Purchasing & Supply
  • At least 2 years in a process oriented Capacity
  • Excellent experience dealing with local & international suppliers
  • Knowledge of the retail industry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Smart and able to think on ones feet

    What we Offer

  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com on or before the 1st of April indicating the Job Title on your Email Subject.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Chief Accountant Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Chief Accountant

    KFCB Grade 5

    Ref: KFCB/AD/2/2015

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Finance and Accounts Manager, duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Authorizing payments and claims within set limits as approved;
  • Ensuring Appropriation In Aid (A-in-A) reports are prepared on quarterly basis; Managing imprests issued;
  • Verifying and receipting of all monies due and payable to the Board;
  • Analyzing and reporting on revenue collected to Management;
  • Ensuring Safe custody of Accountable Documents under his/her sections(s);
  • Ensuring final accounts are prepared within time frame provided by financial legislations;
  • Undertaking financial risk assessments; and
  • Preparing quarterly financial management reports that fall under his/her section(s).

    For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have:

  • Ten years working experience, three of which should have been served in the grade of Senior Accountant, or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) or any other relevant equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountants (K) or its recognized equivalent qualification;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body; and
  • Certificate in computerized accounting applications.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Assistant Corporate Communications Manager Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

    KFCB Grade 3

    Ref: KFCB/AD/1/2015

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Initiating, designing, developing, reviewing and implementing a Communications Strategy geared towards attaining and sustaining a positive public image of the Board;
  • Managing and coordinating media processes including press briefs, press releases and publications to be disseminated to the public;
  • Coordinating customer satisfaction surveys and implementing the survey recommendations;
  • Coordinating interactive public functions and events to promote and publicise activities of the Board including shows, fairs and exhibitions;
  • Updating the Board’s website in liaison with the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Unit;
  • Overseeing the monitoring of print and electronic media for topical issues and other information deemed useful to the Board;
  • Managing customer feedback including compliments, suggestions and complaints in liaison with the Administration Division;
  • Overseeing the developing, packaging and production of communication briefs and publications for use, to the public;
  • Developing, maintaining and managing an information resource centre and coordinating use of its resources;
  • Managing meetings and communication channels in the Board for effective and efficient information flow.

    For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have:

  • Ten years working experience, three of which should be at management level in either Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences with a Post – Graduate Diploma in any of the following fields: Journalism, Mass Communication, International Relations, Communication Studies, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Masters in any of the following fields: Journalism, Mass Communication, International Relations, Communication Studies, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in Leadership/Corporate Governance from a recognized Institution;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Membership to a recognized professional body (PRSK);
  • Certificate in computer applications

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Chief Internal Auditor Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Chief Internal Auditor

    KFCB Grade 5

    Ref: KFCB/AD/3/2015

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Preparing internal audit reports of the Board and submitting recommendations;
  • Implementing recommendations raised after examination of internal audit reports by internal and external audit; and
  • Compiling inputs and proposals for the update of standards, procedures and guidelines for internal audit in the Board

    For appointment to this grade the applicant must have:

  • Ten years working experience, three of which should have been served in the grade of Senior Internal Auditor, or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in the following fields: Commerce (Accounting, Auditing or Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration (Accounting or Finance option) or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) certificate or its equivalent;
  • Membership to a recognized professional body;
  • Certificate in fraud investigation or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computerized accounting applications.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Chief Film Examination and Classification Officer Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Chief Film Examination and Classification Officer

    KFCB Grade 5

    Ref: KFCB/AD/4/2015

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Film Examination and Classification Manager duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Coordinating the activities of film examination and classification;
  • Sensitizing broadcasters, exhibitors, distributors and producers on the thematic areas of film examination and classification;
  • Ensuring implementation of film examination and classification guidelines and policies;
  • Coordinating issuance of approved film certificates;
  • Overseeing the publishing of film examination and classification catalogues;
  • Liaising with Film Monitoring and Enforcement Department to establish the status of both rated and unrated films and broadcast content;
  • Preparing reports on film examination and classification trends; and
  • Participating in developing classification guidelines.

    For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have:

  • Ten years work experience in matters related to film, three years of which should have been served at middle management level in either Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, Broadcast Production (Film/TV/Radio) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

    or

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a Diploma in the following fields: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, Broadcast Production (Film/TV/Radio) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in computer applications; and
  • Attended supervisory skills development course from a recognized institution.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Secretarial Assistant Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Secretarial Assistant III

    KFCB Grade 10

    Ref: KFCB/AD/5/2015

    1 Post

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Typing from manuscripts;
  • Processing data and management of e-office;
  • Operating office equipment;
  • Ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records;
  • Attending to visitors/clients; and
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments.

    For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- (minus) with a C (plain) in English Language or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • The following certificates from the Kenya National Examinations Council:

    1. Typewriting II 40 (w.p.m)/ Computerized Document Processing II

    2. Business English I/Communications I

    3. Office Practice I

    4. Commerce I; and

  • Certificate in Computer Applications.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Security Warden Job Vacancy - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Security Warden

    KFCB Grade 10

    Ref: KFCB/AD/6/2015

    1 Post

    Reporting to Human Resource and Administration manager, duties and responsibilities at this level entail:

  • Supervising junior officers;
  • Patrolling and/or guarding access points;
  • Ensuring removal of Equipment for use out office is dully authorized;
  • Ensuring security and safety of Board’s assets and staff;
  • Preventing unauthorized persons from entering premises and/or protected areas; and
  • Controlling crowds and collecting information and reporting matters of security interest.

    For appointment to this grade the applicant must have:

  • Three (3) years’ work experience in a security docket
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ and above;
  • Have undergone a one month approved Basic Security Course from a recognised institution;
  • Be physically and medically fit; and
  • Demonstrate initiative, team spirit and self-drive.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Driver Job Vacancy Re-Advertizement - Kenya Film Classification Board

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Driver II

    KFCB Grade 12

    Ref: KFCB/AD/7/2015

    1 Post

    Re-Advertizement

    Reporting to the transport Officer, duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Driving a motor vehicle as authorized;
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical ,dents, brake systems, tyre pressure and fuel;
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems to his/her immediate Supervisor and Transport Officer;
  • Maintaining work ticket(s) for vehicle (s) assigned;
  • Ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road;
  • Ensuring safety of the passengers and /or goods therein;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle has valid insurance;
  • Ensuring the vehicle is driven during the authorized time;
  • Reporting promptly to the supervisor and the Police in case of an accident;
  • Driving within the recommended speed limits; and
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • Served in the grade of Driver III or its equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of Vehicle they are required to drive;
  • Passed Occupational Trade Test III for Drivers from Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT);
  • Valid First-Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution; and
  • Valid Certificate of Good conduct from the Kenya Police.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing copy of National Identity card, detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd April, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    UNES Jobs in Kenya

    UNES Management invites Suitably Qualified Persons to apply and competitively fill the following Vacant Position:

    1. Procurement Officer

    Job Ref: UNES/P/PO/3/15

    1 Position

    Reports to: Managing Director

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the procurement for all UNES business units, UNES HQs and Specialized Based Production Units
  • Ensuring that procurement is done in a timely manner within the GOK procurement guidelines
  • Secretary to the tender and ensures implementation of Tender Committee decisions
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement and streamlining of delivery systems to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Interpreting, implementing and enforcing the Public Procurement Regulations and Procedures
  • Advising the management on procurement matters
  • Coordinating the preparation of procurement plans for all the Units managed by UNES
  • Certification of payment documents
  • Preparation of quarterly returns of procurement purchases
  • Inventory and stock control
  • Liaising with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring quality control in consultation with user and technical departments
  • Preparation of annual tenders and pre- qualification of tenders
  • Custodian of Purchase of Orders and GRN
  • Taking receipt and custody of samples
  • Carrying out market and price surveys, and vendor ratings
  • Communicating with various units on approved/ awarded tenders
  • Giving feedback to both successful and unsuccessful tenderers and bidders
  • Managing staff annual performance within the unit
  • Any other duties allocated by supervisor form time to time

    Job Specifications:

  • At least a Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized University
  • A post-graduate qualification in purchasing and supply chain management from a recognized institution, preferably from the chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • At least 5 years experience in a busy commercial environment
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement Act,2005
  • Good interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Computer literate

    2. Steward

    Job Ref: UNES/ARZ/S/3/15

    2 Positions

    Reports to: Head cook

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To maintain general cleanliness of the kitchen floor and external surfaces
  • To clean and dry kitchen cooking pots used for food production.
  • To clean and dry kitchen cooking crockery and cutlery used for food production.
  • To store the crockery in the appropriate places after cleaning.
  • To store kitchen pots in the appropriate places
  • Ensure cleanliness in the cloak rooms
  • Collecting and disposing of kitchen waste.
  • To account for all equipments under your possession
  • To record all crockery and cutlery issued and returned from the crockery store to various staff and give a report to the head cook on status quo.
  • Any other duty given by your supervisor

    Job Specifications

  • KCSE D+
  • Ability to work for long hours and under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of cleaning services is preferred

    3. Food and Beverage Supervisor

    Ref: UNES/ARZ/FBS/3/15

    1 Position

    Reports to: Manager Arziki Restaurant and Conference Center

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and coordinating the restaurants and catering activities
  • Carry out supervisory duties for all F&B staff and ensure that duties are carried out in a professional and efficient manner
  • Maintain Restaurant inventory, cleanliness, food rotation and menu consistency
  • Maintain all policies and procedures
  • Assist in the execution of administrative function such as reporting, forecasting, quality assurance and departmental meetings
  • Ensure set performance targets for food and beverage staff are met and carry out performance appraisal exercise
  • Follow up to ensure restaurant licenses are up-to-date and properly displayed
  • Determine staff training needs
  • Ensure maintenance of the desired customer satisfaction levels
  • Dealing with customer complains
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to restaurants machinery and equipment maintenance schedules
  • Ensure proper handling and accountability of food and beverage equipment
  • Work with the head cook to ensure high quality food is produced and is as per customer requirements, expectation and presentation
  • Provide assistance to the F&B Management in all menu preparations, kitchen rules, service standards, cleanliness and inventory controls for F&B
  • Ensure high standard of hygiene and safety maintained in the restaurant
  • Any other duties as allocated by supervisor from time to time

    Job Specification:

  • A Degree in Hospitality or equivalent or a Degree in Business Management plus a
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage Management or Equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • KCSE C+ or equivalent
  • 3 years working experience as a food and beverage supervisor or equivalent position in a 3-5 star restaurant/hotel
  • Strong Leadership Ability

    4. Assistant Accountant

    Ref: UNES/F/AA/3/15

    1 Position

    Reports to: Accountant Income

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out reconciliation of customers accounts
  • Preparation of credit vouchers and posting them into the system
  • Preparation and dispatching customer statements
  • Assist in preparing revenue ledger reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that revenues received are properly receipted and accounted for
  • Ensuring proper coding and proper description of income
  • Compilation of catering levy reports
  • Recording of all income documents
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliation statement
  • Assist in preparing ageing analysis of debtors
  • Participation in monthly and final stock takes
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Job Specification:

  • Bachelor of commerce (accounting option) degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years working experience 2 of which must be as an Accounts Assistant
  • Possess CPA II or equivalent
  • Possess relevant computer and analytical skills
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Those with experience at supervisory level, knowledge on VAT, retail management system, financial reporting and debt management will have an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Applicants interested in the above positions should submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing why they want to be considered for the position applied, as well as current and expected gross salary.
  • Detailed CV including at minimum:

    1. Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address

    2. Employment history to date. Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.

    3. Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.

    4. Names of 3 referees.

  • Copies of ALL Academic and Professional Certificates and testimonials.
  • Completed Personal Data Form (CLICK HERE to download UNES Application Form ).
  • Indicate the Job Reference Number on the Envelope.

    Submit 7 copies of all the documents required; Applications, detailed current CV highlighting qualifications and experience, Academic and professional certificates.

    All applications to reach the undersigned on or before the application closing date

    Head, Human Resources & Administration Services,
    University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited
    P.O. Box 68241-00200 City Square,
    Nairobi

    Application Closing Date: 1st April 2015

    Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

    UNES is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons living with disabilities meeting the requirements for the jobs are encouraged to apply


    VSO Jitolee Project Assistant (USAID Tusome Project) Job in Kenya

    USAID Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya

    Recruiting a Project Assistant (Two year fixed term contract)

    VSO Jitolee, an independent INGO registered in Kenya and governed by a local board, is a member of the VSO federation based in Nairobi with a regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from the region to serve as volunteers in VSO’s 33 country programmes.

    In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to national development through national, international and Diaspora Volunteers who work with local partners across the country.

    The USAID Tusome (meaning “let us read”) Early Grade Literacy activities in Kenya will use a proven model of improving literacy instruction for early grade learners in grade 1 and 2, in order to increase the capacity of the education sector in enhancing literacy and numeracy outcomes in Kenya.

    The primary objective of USAID Tusome project is to substantially improve the reading skills of early grade (Standard 1 and 2) learners.

    VSO Jitolee will primarily focus on activities to support children with disabilities in accessing quality education.

    VSO Jitolee will work specifically to improve upon the awareness and inclusion of children with disabilities, and provide targeted support to learners with disabilities and teachers in seven Counties: Homabay, Bungoma, Kilifi, Wajir, Siaya, West Pokot and Turkana.

    VSO Jitolee is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to support the implementation of the USAID Tusome Project.

    The Project Assistant will work in close collaboration with County governments, local partners, schools, parents, community-based organizations and national/international volunteers to deliver the project objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in identifying potential schools and partners, and areas of intervention and contribute to project designing and regular monitoring.
  • Provide administrative support to all aspects of project implementation; Plan for and organise all necessary logistics for project activities, such as meetings, events, workshops, trainings and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Supervise and provide logistical and administration support to project national and international volunteers, and project partners.
  • Maintain an effective communication system and ensure information flow between project and relevant parties.
  • Maintain the data management and filing system for the projects.
  • Undertake extensive travel to project Counties and participate in regular monitoring visits to ensure quality of project implementation, administration and financial management in project sites.
  • Assist in drafting contracts, work plans, budgets, and writing project internal and donor reports.
  • Manage and regularly check project assets to ensure their right use.
  • Ensure security and safety for project work station/ offices and learning centres, and liaising with various service providers to ensure smooth running of the offices.
  • Represent VSO Jitolee in meetings with government and other relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Provide support for other VSO Jitolee activities as reasonably requested by supervisors and in line with organizational priorities.

    Specifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in project management, education or social sciences.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in project management and finance or administration experience in an NGO or community based organisation.
  • Experience in special needs education; working with children with disabilities in education initiatives; or with persons with disabilities
  • Knowledge on disability rights and inclusion practices
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft office and e-mail applications
  • Good written and spoken English and Kiswahili skills, Kenya
  • Sign Language skills is an added advantage
  • Good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision

    If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application (including a CV and a one-page statement highlighting your suitability for the job) to the

    Human Resources Business Partner

    EMail: Recruitmentkenya@vsoint.org

    Please quote the job reference number VSOPAT/03/15 on the email subject line.

    Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).

    VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

    Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

    Application deadline: 01 April 2015

    Interviews: 07 - 10 April 2015

    Start Date: TBD


    Evidence Action Programming and Data Management Associate (MLIS) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Position: Associate MLIS – Programming and Data Management

    Start Date: April, 2015

    Reporting To: Senior Associate MLIS – Programming and Data Management

    Location: Kisumu, Kenya, with domestic travel

    About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    Our current flagship programs include:

  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

    About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team

    The MLIS team is critical to the identity and work of Evidence Action.

    The team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables Evidence Action to be a cutting-edge, data-driven organization.

    The team provides services across Evidence Action’s Africa Region through four sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:

  • Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.
  • Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.

    About the Position: The Associate – Programming and Data Management is a member of the DQM sub-team and the larger MLIS team, and is responsible for timely data collection instrument programming and for the management of data collected on assigned Evidence Action programs.

    Description of Duties

    Instrument Programming:

  • Support development and updating of standardized data collection instruments; for electronic data collection (ODK), phone survey, and, contribute to the development of field-based paper surveys
  • Support the development of interfaces for data entry and manage data entry vendors and process, and make sure the process is done as per the agreed upon timelines,
  • Manage the updating of data dictionaries/codebooks for all data collection instruments used by MLIS and programs.
  • Support in the exploration and research new electronic data collection programs and platform as necessary

    Data Processing and Data Management:

  • Perform periodic downloads of data from the databases for routine data cleaning and other usages
  • Work closely with the data collection team to ensure that hard-copies are stored safely in a secure, well-organized, and well-documented repository, and the scanned paper data, where applicable, is stored safely
  • Clean data received from the field, and keep track of any recurring data quality issues arising from the exercising with a viewing of informing when re-training is needed.

    Collaborate with other teams for improved service delivery to programs:

  • Collaborate with DQM’s data collection team to make sure that all electronic data collection instruments are programmed in time and are aligned with data collection protocols.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in quantitative/qualitative research methods and data management, preferably with large (many observations and many variables) and/or complex datasets (many inter-related variables)
  • Experience with mobile phone survey programming in Open Data Kit, and willing to quickly learn and explore other survey programming language.
  • Familiarity with data entry interfaces such as CSPro and Access.
  • Experience with statistical software packages such as Stata (strongly preferred) and Excel etc., and with the ability to learn and adapt to new programs
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence
  • Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online: Evidence Action Programming and Data Management Associate (MLIS) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis

    Closing date: 31st April 2015


    RTI Deputy Chief of Party Programs (USAID Tusome Project) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

    With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

    RTI International is seeking qualified candidates for the TUSOME USAID funded education project aimed at improving early grade reading nationwide in Kenya.

    Position: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Programs

    Supervisor: Chief of Party

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The USAID-funded Kenya Tusome Early Grade Reading project is a basic education initiative to improve the reading skills of approximately 5.4 million Kenyan children.

    The DCOP Programs is responsible for overseeing, supervising and guiding the technical aspects of the TUSOME Early Grade Reading national project.

    She / he will support the Chief of Party (COP) in leading and coordinating the county level programme implementation. As a member of the Senior Management Team

    S/he will work closely with the DCOP Operations and serve as the acting COP as required.

    The position will oversee and provide guidance and support to technical staff to implement program components, including support for early grade reading instruction, teacher training, and youth and partnership funds management.

    Qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree with 12 years of relevant professional engagement in the education sector.
  • The candidate should have proven management and actual experience in the implementation of large education projects.
  • S/he will have experience managing large-scale projects of US $10 million or more with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Experience in planning, management, USAID technical program implementation procedures and reporting requirements is required.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required.

    How to Apply: RTI invites eligible candidates for the positions to indicate their interest in the position no later than March 27, 2015.

    Applications should consist of a letter with clearly specified position for which the candidate is applying, detailed curriculum vitae, and 3 professional references, including your professional relationship with that person.

    Please do not attach copies of academic certificates and testimonial.

    Applications must be submitted via the Internet to the following address hrapplications@nb.rti.org

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit RTI

    RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA.


    Keroche Breweries Jobs in Kenya

    Keroche Breweries is seeking to fill the following positions to support the Company’s quest to become Kenya’s leading brewery and manufacturer of Quality Beverage Products.

    The Company: Keroche Breweries is a Leading Brewer and a “PROUDLY KENYAN OWNED COMPANY” brewing natural and sugar free, high quality drinks that include Summit Lager, Summit Malt, Viena Ice, Crescent Vodka, and Valley Wines (Red and White).

    Keroche Breweries embraces a strong entrepreneurial spirit and is very passionate about building quality brands.

    Position: IDEALLY you have a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) background with over 3 (three) years experience.

    This is a truly exciting opportunity to join a Company that is inspirational and transformative.

    1. Area Sales Managers

    (15 Vacancies)

    The Area Sales Manager will be key representatives of the Company in assigned areas to implement sales programs, acquire, develop, grow and retain customers and consumers.

    This position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Marketing. A Holder of a Diploma in Sales and Marketing with significant sales experience may also be considered.
  • Experience of operating at a similar level of seniority
  • Have experience in relationship management - able to demonstrate through past experience, a successful track record of negotiating effective and financially sound contractual relationships; able to deal with complex and sometimes difficult relationships at the highest level.
  • Excellent presentational skills - able to give a polished presentation in a variety of formats, informally and formally.
  • Understands well the elements of chain management.
  • Able to work with-in a matrix reporting environment, build and maintain strong relationships with peers, stakeholders, many of whom will be based remotely.
  • Full understanding and implementation of the 4R’s while in trade outlets:

    1. Right conversation

    2. Right time

    3. Right person

    4. Right team

  • Strong commercial acumen – able to identify and work with key business partners to maximize business results.
  • Solution driven with the willingness and ability to implement innovative ideas and improve working methodologies. Able to breakdown complex issues into simple components and build/implement required action plans.
  • Prior experience of managing budgets and taking responsibility for P&L. Comfortable with the review and analysis of financial information.
  • Computer literate and able to use Microsoft suite of packages.
  • Driving skills and a valid license.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (both written and verbal) is essential.
  • Broad minded Strategic thinker with ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to commit to and demonstrate the Corporate Values: Respect, Courage, Passion, Integrity and Teamwork.

    The Roles will include:

  • A clear understanding of the existing as well as potential environmental industry dynamics.
  • Offer effective leadership to support the entire teams in trade
  • Implement Area Sales Plan (ASP) that will guarantee market penetration/growth, deliver superior customer value, and loyalty for Keroche Breweries.
  • Develop a conversation driven robust customer service policy to dive overall organization wellness in the face of the customer and consumer. Customer service levels will form a key differentiator on overall competitiveness
  • Execute proactive customer acquisition and loyalty, and Partner development to ensure attainment of the full potential of the assigned sales region.
  • Formulate and implement campaigns/promotions and participate in event that will raise Keroche portfolio/image or product/brand awareness of consumers and key business partners
  • Implement distributor and partner (bars, outlets etc.) sales campaigns, market exploration or research so as to ensure a robust and efficient distribution footprint/network.
  • A full understanding of market needs and trends within the entire soft Drinks industry will be vital to driving individual brand growth within the water, Wines, spirits, Lager and stout markets.
  • Network, engage and with Key Stakeholders including Regulators, Bar Owners, Bar Managers, Bar Service Ambassador among others that will support attainment of Keroche Objectives
  • Ensure attainment of performance metrics as defined by management that may include Recommended Retail Outlet Standards (e.g. RRP’s), profitable transaction volumes, etc.
  • Renewed Sales Focus and output in the Market will be based on product availability and the satisfaction of customer need sets.
  • Close working relationships with the teams in order to actively respond to changing market needs and client demands.
  • Ensure 100% distribution of our entire product range in our primary and secondary markets
  • Monitor any trends/changes and prepare and provide timely and accurate reports for the assigned Sales Region
  • Responsible for the overall role of developing and executing appropriate Super Distributor, Distributor, Stockist and outlets business relationship modules
  • Attend to, and provide input to relevant management and departmental meetings.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Sales Director or his designee

    2. Brand Managers

    (5 Vacancies)

    The Brand Managers will be responsible for developing and creating visibility for the Company’s Brand Products.

    The incumbent must:

  • A minimum University degree, preferably in business administration with a concentration in Marketing with 3 years of related experience.
  • A good researcher with analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation skills and ability to work in a fast paced team environment.
  • Experience applying marketing principles including product design, promotion, pricing, merchandising, advertising, and market research.
  • Exposure to; and knowledge of broadcast media/production, consumer/retailer promotions, budget and agency management, and knowledge of the print production processes.
  • Strong research and analytical skills including ability to budget, provide sound financial analysis, statistical/probability analysis, sales analysis and forecast ability on trends and challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills, strong time management skills and a willingness to listen, think creatively and innovate.
  • Knowledge of several software productivity packages including, Microsoft Office, Projects, Power Point.

    The Roles will include:

    In conjunction with the Marketing Director, the Brand Managers will participate in the development, growth and management of brands.

    Other responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in strategic marketing planning; Annual Business/Brand plan(s) development and new product development for the portfolio.
  • Develop individual Brand Marketing Plans and participate in the annual budgeting process including sales and profit forecasting, and management of the Marketing budget.
  • Work with leading advertising and communication agencies to develop, manage, and implement consumer communication programs including advertising programs, promotions, sponsorship programs, public relations initiatives, for all assigned brands.
  • Work with media agencies to develop media plans for assigned brands, track media activity, traffic media, and evaluate media effectiveness.
  • Develop/implement new product development including design and pricing.
  • Identify & manage and coordinate proactive research for all assigned brands.
  • Work with sales and distribution areas to develop brand specific channel strategies that will include maintaining or developing new merchandising programs or options.
  • Develop, prepare, present, and maintain accurate, and timely sales and market analysis reports as required by Keroche reporting systems.
  • Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams in Marketing and Brand Management projects including new product launches.
  • Ownership of brand consumer spend

    How to Apply

    If you meet our requirements and are interested in this position, please send a cover letter with the subject line AREA SALES MANAGER and a resume on or before 31st March 2015 quoting three referees and your expected remuneration to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Keroche Breweries Ltd.
    vacancies@kerochebreweries.com

    Keroche Breweries is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


    Family Media IT Support Technician Job in Kenya

    IT Support Technician

    Requirements

  • Computer science degree or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of systems and Network administration.
  • Awareness of IT trends and opportunities
  • At least 4 years’ experience.
  • Systems administration skills
  • Network administration skills
  • Trouble shooting and fault diagnosis skills for PCs
  • Troubleshooting knowledge of Apple machines will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent repairs and maintenance skills
  • User training skills & support
  • Analytical skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Excellent communication and inter personal skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To log support calls and document their outcome to facilitate the resolution of common queries.
  • To deploy PCs and associated peripherals including new installations and the redeployment of existing equipment.
  • To maintain the existing PCs and peripherals to agreed standards under the direction of Systems Administrator or the Team Leader, by performing upgrades, new installations and carrying out routine procedures.
  • To assist in the compilation and maintenance of an accurate inventory of hardware and software.
  • To liaise with colleagues in the department to ensure continuity of service for all users.
  • To provide at all times a professional, courteous and rapid response to individual users.

    Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and a copy of resume to hr@familymedia.tv by 31st March 2015.


    East Africa Chapter Associate Job in Kenya

    Is your talent creating connections?

    Are you a natural born organizer?

    Do you have experience managing projects, events and client relationships?

    We're looking for an East Africa Chapter Associate.


    Oxfam Programme Quality Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Oxfam Vacancy: Programme Quality Officer

    Job Ref: INT1333

    Contract Type: Fixed term – 2 years

    Level: D1 National

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary: KShs 205,064

    Region: HECA

    Division: International

    Hours: 35 per week

    Job Type: Fixed Term

    Oxfam is one of the world's leading agencies enabling people affected by injustice, poverty and natural disasters to reclaim power over their circumstances.

    With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, OXFAM combines public campaigning, emergency response work and long-term development programmes for lasting change.

    The OXFAM Pan Africa programme promotes active citizenship, effective national governance and the realization and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and human rights.

    We work with social movements, CSOs and their coalitions, the African Union and Governments to influence, popularise and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments.

    We also support a strong and autonomous Pan Africa campaigning force of coalitions, alliances and social movements around their own objectives.

    The Role: You will lead in the development of the Gender Justice Programmes Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) programme framework and also support the development of detailed MEL plans for country projects that the Pan Africa Programme Gender Justice Programme is investing in.

    You will support the Gender Justice team and partners in utilising the tools and implementing programmes based on the Monitoring Evaluation, Reporting & Learning (MERL) frameworks adopted for the programme.

    You will provide high quality support to programme staff and partners inorder to strengthen their impact, to strengthen how they communicate the differences we are making and to increase our accountability to the people and communities with whom we work.

    You will work with others to influence relevant policies and practices, including our own, based on learning from programme experience.

    You will also coordinate the delivery of agreed work plans or strategies, as well as support the development of Gender Justice reports so they are clear quality reports that demonstrate impact and the change we are making.

    The Person: To be successful in this role, you will have a first degree in developmental studies and/or any related studies, coupled with a passion for improving quality for greater and tangible impact and outcoms for poor and vulnerable women and men.

    You will have indepth experience of improving effectiveness of development programmes and demonstrating tangible outcomes for poor and vulnerable women and men.

    You will have strong technical competence and experience in development of MEAL systems and strategies, quantitative and qualitative methods, data analysis, reporting and understanding of contemporary trends and debates in the field including innovative M & E.

    You will have practical experience of M & E and/or mainstreaming gender in development work with sound understanding of project cycle management in international development.

    You will be a strategic thinker with good decision making skills.

    You will be required to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to speak and write in English.

    Are you the one we are looking for?

    Click here to read the full job profile: Oxfam Programme Quality Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    How to Apply

    Please Click here to submit your application and CV including a day time contact online : Application

    Closing Date: 31 March 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

    Diversity The difference starts with you!


    Westrift Aviation Limited Flight and Ground Instructor Job in Kenya

    Vacancy for Qualified and Experienced Flight and Ground Instructor at Westrift Aviation Limited.

    Applicants to meet the following requirements:

    1. ICAO CPL holder with ME/IR and FIR endorsement, all valid and current

    2. Not less than 300hrs Actual flight time

    3. Not below 30yrs of age

    4. First degree in a Technical field is an advantage

    Application to be submitted via email: info@westriftaviation.co.ke and a copy submitted to the Director General of the KCAA

    Application closes 01/04/2015

    Only successful applicants will be notified and invited for screening and interview”


    SACCO Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    A leading SACCO in Nairobi invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position.

    Accountant

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Ensuring compliance with existing accounting policies formulated by Board of Directors and in line with the International Accounting Standards
  • Ensuring timely and accurate recording of all transactions
  • Preparing daily, weekly, monthly and final accounts and reports
  • Preparing and maintaining Members Personal Accounts
  • Reconciling all check offs with payroll
  • Assist the accountant to implement checks and controls

    Qualifications and Skills

  • CPA III (K) or its equivalent
  • At least three years of experience in a busy accounting office
  • Proficiency in accounting computer packages
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills with track record of ability to meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Member of ICPAK
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management as an added advantage
  • Age 22-32 years

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications along with detailed curriculum vitae indicating, current and expected salary, copies of certificates and daytime contact to the address below to reach on or before 31st March 2015.

    The Advertiser
    P.O. Box 2117-00202,
    Nairobi


    Act! Head of Capacity Development and Grants Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Head of Capacity Development and Grants

    Supervised By: Executive Director

    Supervises: Capacity Development (CD), Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL), Grants Managers and Officers

    Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel within Kenya.

    Job Summary: Act! is a leading Kenyan not-for-profit, non-governmental organization involved in diverse development initiatives in Kenya.

    Act!’s main program focus is in Environment and Natural Resources Management; Democracy and Human Rights; Peace Building and Conflict Transformation; and Livelihoods.

    Our holistic approach to development is delivered through Grants Management and Capacity Development.

    The Head of Capacity Development and Grants will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Capacity Development (CD), Grants and Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) functions within Act! as well as its partners.

    The incumbent will provide overall Quality Assurance on Capacity Development and Grants, including financial management, human resource management and training resources.

    S/he will be responsible for ensuring that the Capacity Development functions adhere to Act!’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision and its Developmental Framework within all Platforms while promoting the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of the CD functions.

    S/he will seek to guarantee that all lessons learned are well documented and utilized as part of Act!s organizational learning.

    In line with Act!’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent will define and implement standards for Capacity Development and excellence and continuously play a leadership role in ensuring continued skills development in all Platforms as well as implement new ways to improve programme and cross-programme learning.

    Qualifications, Experience and Personal Requirements

    The minimum required academic and professional skills for the incumbent to perform successfully in their job, are:

    Academic Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Management, Organizational Development, Education, or related development field.

    Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in successful capacity building of CSOs in Kenya and the region.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and refinement of assessment tools and training materials.
  • Extensive training and mentoring, coaching and accompaniment experience.
  • Demonstrated management and analytical skills.

    Essential Skills and competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong representational skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Strong listening and questioning skills.
  • A good developmental mind and deep respect for communities’ and partners’ aspirations.
  • A proponent of participatory processes.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within Kenya.
  • Knowledge and experience in Act!s four program areas will be a distinct advantage.

    The Offer

    If your career aspirations match this position, send your application quoting the position title and reference number ACT-HCGM/07/2015 on or before 30th March 2015.

    Applications including your cover letter, updated CV (latest telephone and email contacts), current remuneration and names and contacts of your most current referees should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke.

    The full version of the job profile can be accessed from our website on the link Act! Head of Capacity Development and Grants Job in Nairobi, Kenya .

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Capital Markets Investor Education Resource Persons Jobs in Kenya - Capital markets Authority (CMA)

    Recruitment of Capital Markets Investor Education Resource Persons

    1) Do you want to contribute to the growth of Capital Markets in Kenya?

    2) Do you have familiarity with the Capital Markets operating environment and Regulatory Framework?

    3) Are you familiar with the current and upcoming Capital Markets products or structures in Kenya and the aspirations under the Capital Markets Master Plan?

    4) Are you familiar with the rights and responsibilities of shareholders in the Capital Markets industry?

    5) Do you have qualifications and/or experience in investment analysis and investment management?

    6) Do you belong to an investment group/ club or have supported discussions in such arrangements?

    7) Do you have experience working in, or have you done assignment in the capital Markets industry in or outside Kenya?

    8) Do you have some experience with events management and public speaking, and are you comfortable dealing with groups of about 50 people?

    9) Have you personally invested in shares and Bonds listed within the East African securities exchanges?

    The Capital markets Authority (CMA) has an exciting opportunity for professionals to conduct investor education speaking engagements targeting the Counties, University Students and Structured Groups over a period of twelve (12) months on a part time basis for a reasonable compensation.

    The main objective of this initiative is to increase awareness and participation in the capital markets by effectively engaging the various constituents mentioned above.

    This is in line with one of the Authority’s mandate to promote Investor Education and Public Awareness throughout the Country.

    If you believe you qualify to participate in this exciting opportunity, please submit your application (one page maximum), which should clearly demonstrate your suitability for the task as outlined in the above questions accompanied by a summary of your profile or Curriculum Vitae (two pages maximum) to the Ag. Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority no later than Close of Business on April 7th, 2015.

    Capital Markets Authority
    Upper Hill, Longonot Road, Off Kilimanjaro Avenue
    Embankment Plaza
    P.O Box 74800 - 00200
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel: +254 20 2264900/ 2710789/ 2710775
    Fax: +254 20 2228254

    Email: corporate@cma.or.ke


    icipe Regional Manager for the Infonet-Biovison Online Database Job in Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Regional Manager for the Infonet-Biovison Online Database

    Ref. No. NRS/100/032015

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 450 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

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

    The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organisations not only across Africa but also the globe. icipe wishes to recruit a Regional Manager for the Infonet-Biovison Online Database under the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP).

    The overall goal of the FCP is to enable small-scale farmers and other users to access and utilise information on ecologically sustainable agriculture through integrated communication channels that include the Infonet-Biovision web-based knowledge platform, The Organic Farmer (TOF) magazine, The Organic Farmer Radio (TOF Radio) programme and Farmer Communication Outreach. Work at FCP is one of collaboration, high energy, and mutual support.

    The Infonet-Biovision platform has been recently re-designed by addressing gaps in its architecture and deriving an integrated content management system (CMS) based on drupal to make the Infonet platform easy to access, more user-friendly, easy to manage, host and update locally for use by different user groups and partners (country and language versions).

    The platform offers practical and locally applicable information and knowledge, developed in collaboration with scientific and local experts.

    The content is assembled according to needs and input of users including farmer groups and completed, edited and proof-read by relevant experts.

    Content examples include organic crop protection and sustainable pest/disease management, animal husbandry, disease management and animal welfare, public health and basic hygiene, alternative energy sources, soil- and water management, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation and income generation.

    The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya at the icipe Duduville Campus. 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 remuneration package will be offered to the most suitable candidate.

    Role of the Infonet Database Regional Manager: In collaboration with the Project Manager/Chief Administrator, FCP Coordinator and the other FCP managers, the Infonet Database Regional Manager’s overall objective and responsibility is to ensure that the content is highly relevant and complete, relevant research results are regularly integrated, content is compiled according to user needs.

    The candidate should be able to capture the essence of diverse content and be able to simplify scientific language so that it can be used by wide range of users, and particularly farmers.

    The Regional Manager will report to the Biovision FCP Coordinator but work closely with the Infonet Project Manager who doubles as the Chief Administrator and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

    The successful candidate is expected to undertake four main tasks:

    a) Content development

  • Coordinate regular review of content in collaboration with Project Manager and other FCP team members, identify content gaps and update the content;
  • Produce basic content templates and structures for new datasheets that keep abreast of latest developments in relevant fields in collaboration with subject matter experts;
  • Find and engage suitable local and international experts to produce content to the highest standards and in line with brand guidelines, collate their inputs, compile into final datasheets and upload the datasheets;
  • Ensure relevant high quality photographs are used in all the 4-H areas and pay attention to copyright issues;
  • Ensure that contributions, both solicited and unsolicited, are consistent with Biovision’s ecological development strategy and positions and in line with principles of ecological and sustainable agriculture;
  • Build and maintain a strong network of national and international experts of Infonet content producers.

    b) Content and Website Management

  • Collect and analyse feedback from users and Google analytics to inform considerations and recommendations for updating and improving Infonet content;
  • Work closely with the TOF Knowledge Management System (KMS), to draw on feedback on what content could be improved on or developed;
  • Monitor daily and ensure smooth functioning of the website and take appropriate actions to respond to any technical issues that may arise with the platform;
  • Ensure the database is maintained by a valid Service Level Agreement (SLA) for security management, regular back-ups, renewal of domain names, hosting and related functions.

    c) Support use of Infonet platform by a wide range of users

  • Provide trainings on infonet content and use, to interested farmers, individuals, organizations and institutions working with farmers and students.
  • Work closely with other FCP programmes (TOF Magazine, MkM, TOF Radio, and Outreach) on how to increase use of Infonet by farmers, consumers, practitioners and other users.
  • Promote the visibility and value of the Infonet database to like-minded institutional partners, networks and platforms (e.g. iCOW) to amplify its access and use.
  • Liaise with Infonet Project Manager to prepare and produce off-line versions of the Infonet database regularly (annually).
  • Develop information, training materials and products to increase understanding of Infonet with appeals to users especially farmers, practitioners, other platforms, networks and development partners
  • Optimise the use of Infonet functionalities, both current and currently inactive, including social media, FAQs, mobile apps, etc.
  • Develop relevant performance criteria and indicators to evaluate the use/impact of Infonet database.

    d) Coordination, Fundraising and Reporting

  • Liaise with FCP Coordinator, FCP managers, FCP/BvAT Finance and Biovision HO over issues of general management of the project;
  • Develop project concept notes and proposals including budgets for sustaining and improving the functioning of the database;
  • Report periodically, and on schedule, on progress/performance/budget execution against the M&E framework and budget lines of the project.

    Requirements / Qualifications: The position requires an individual with proven understanding and experience in agroecology, knowledge management and systems analysis, design and development.

    The following specific qualifications are needed:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Agroecology, Agronomy, Biology /Ecology or Environmental Sciences or a related field with good understanding of the subjects of infonet (Animal, Plant, Environment and Human Health);
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in ecologically sustainable agricultural programmes/projects using information management systems and software packages for data collection, storage, retrieval, security and sharing or related field;
  • Ability to work within a defined time-frame and to develop clear objectives as per agreed tasks, prioritising activities and assignments, preparing realistic work schedules, and using time efficiently;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills that encourage two-way communication, speaks and writes clearly and effectively, and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with programme colleagues;
  • Analytical skills to analyze how content is being developed, and how it will need to be organized so that it can be easily accessed and used.
  • Ability to manage a high amount of information and be able to capture user needs and simplify scientific language to practical needs of users.
  • Good networking abilities and ability to recognize and enlist suitable experts (get their profiles) for content development.
  • Ability to plan and work with limited supervision.
  • Evidence of a well established network with NGO’s, Government Departments and Development partners.

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 31st March 2015.

    Please quote the job Ref No. NRS/100/032015 on the email subject line.

    Please send your application, together with an indication of your availability, detailed curriculum vitae, university certificates and relevant supporting documents, expected remuneration, and names / addresses of three referees (with daytime telephone numbers, and email and fax numbers), and a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the above position.

    Electronic copies must be sent to: BiovisionDatabaseManager@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Competition Authority of Kenya Essay Writing Competition

    Essay Writing Competition

    Introductory Note: The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act).

    The Authority’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the object of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.

    It endeavors to achieve the above outcome through control of mergers; unwarranted concentration of economic power; prohibition of Abuse of Dominance; regulation of concerted practices and prohibition of unfair and misleading market conduct.

    Effective competition and regulation together contribute to economic growth and welfare while creating an atmosphere that supports innovation.

    With this objective and with the aim of encouraging intellectual discourse among students on Competition Law and Policy, the Authority conducts an Annual Essay writing competition. This Essay writing competition is open for ALL students of both public and private Universities in Kenya pursuing an Undergraduate degree or Master’s degree in Law, Economics and any other business related field.

    In addition the competition is aimed at promoting writing and analytical skills among University students while encouraging research and analysis in the Competition regulation field.

    Topics:

    For Undergraduates:

  • It has been noted that despite the increase in the number of Consumer lobby groups in Kenya, most consumer complaints remain unresolved. Discuss the problem and your recommended solution.

    For Postgraduate Students:

  • In your opinion, is coordinated price setting by competitors justifiable in any sector of our economy?

    Discuss.

    Guidelines:

    1. Students must write on the topic in English.

    2. The Essay shall be original and unpublished and must not exceed 2500 words.

    3. Copying from books/newspapers is prohibited unless for specifi c case references.

    4. The Essay must be typed using font 12 in Times New Roman and saved in Word File.

    5. For print outs kindly use both sides of the paper (Duplex printing)

    Criteria for Judgment

    Primary consideration will be given to the Essay’s originality and its contribution to new knowledge, insights and creative approach. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Essays will be judged and awarded separately.

    Essays will be judged according to the following Criteria:

  • Substance and originality e.g concept and grasp of consumer protection and /or competition issues (50marks)
  • Clarity, creativity and practicality. (20marks)
  • Writing style, compositions and organization. (15marks)
  • Language, grammar and presentation. (15marks)

    Shortlisted Students will be expected to make a presentation to a panel

    Prizes:

    For Undergraduate Students:

  • 1st prize- Fees worth 50,000/=

  • 2nd prize- Fees worth 30,000/=

    For Postgraduate Students:

  • 1st prize- Fees worth 80,000/=

  • 2nd prize- Fees worth 50,000/=

    Both the winning and runners up students will be awarded certifi cates of honour.

    The fees will be paid directly to the respective Universities’.

    Important Dates

    Deadline for submission of Essays is 10th April, 2015

    No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

    Submission

    Only ONE submission will be accepted per student.

    Students should write their full contact details (Names, Address, Telephone number, email address)

    Students should write their full names and degree pursued.

    Their year of study, student number and from which University.

    The Authority may seek proof of enrollment in University

    Essay can be sent via email or dropped off at the Competition Authority of Kenya Offi ces as given below.

    Email: essaycompetition@cak.go.ke

    Drop off:

    Kenya Railways’ Headquarters,
    Block ‘D’, Ground Floor
    Workshop Road off
    Haile Selassie Avenue.

    For more information please visit Competition Authority of Kenya


    Nyeri County Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Nyeri

    The County Government of Nyeri wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

    1. Road Inspectors

    Job Group “J”

    (3 Posts)

    Reporting to the County Road Engineer, the Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities;

    i. Assisting in planning and supervision of programs for road projects.

    ii. Monitoring and supervision of works in progress.

    iii. Assisting in preparation of monthly physical progress report of individual projects.

    iv. Ensuring specifications and standards are adhered to during construction of roads.

    v. Arranging for testing of materials.

    vi. Preparation of cost estimates and schedule of materials for roads.

    vii. Allocation of duties and supervision of staff carrying out repairs and maintenance of existing roads.

    viii. Preparation of cost estimates, schedule of materials and control of usage of materials on site.

    ix. Any other duties that may be assigned by County Road Engineer.

    Requirement for appointment

    a. Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    b. Have a diploma in Civil Engineering/Building Construction from a recognized Institution. A degree in Civil

    Engineering from a recognized university will be an added advantage.

    c. Demonstrate experience, competency in administration and management, preparation of drawings.

    d. Be conversant with government procedures in the sector.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 24,662 – Kshs.29,918 p.m
  • House allowance – Kshs. 6,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance – Kshs. 5,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service – Pensionable or Contract. Renewable (based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity – 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover – Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave – 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    2. County Legal Officer

    J.G “P”

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the County Secretary the Legal Officer shall be responsible for following duties and responsibilities;

  • Assist in representing the County Government in court in any legal proceedings arising from county legislation or in other legislation to which the county government is a party or has interest other than criminal proceedings.
  • Maintenance of County properties register.
  • Advising on corporate governance.
  • Prosecuting matters resulting from county legislation.
  • Law reviews and research on assigned legal issues.
  • Preparation of preliminary legal documents/ instruments opinions and briefs.
  • Preparation of appropriate documents for appeal, review or revision and related proceedings.
  • Carrying out such other assignments assigned by the County Secretary and other Executive Secretaries.
  • Liaise with the prequalified legal service providers.
  • Shall be responsible for drafting legislative proposals for the County Government.
  • Carry out law reviews and research on assigned legal issues.
  • Preparation of legal documents/ instruments opinions and briefs.
  • Liaise with prequalified legal drafters firms.
  • Prepare reviews and opinions for the County Government and its agencies on legislative and other legal matters.
  • Assist in the publication of County Gazette, bills and Acts of County Assembly.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the County Secretary.

    Requirement for appointment

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Holds an LLB degree from a recognized university in Kenya.
  • Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law.
  • Is an Advocate of High Court of Kenya with a minimum experience of five (5) years.
  • Possess a current practicing certificate.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 77,527- 103,893 p.m
  • House allowance – Kshs. 20,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance – Kshs. 14,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service – Pensionable or contract. (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity – 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover – Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age.
  • Leave – 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    3. Senior Procurement / Supply Chain Management Officer

    J.G “M”

    (3 Posts)

    Reporting to the Principal Procurement and Supply Chain management, the Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities;

    i. Assisting in preparation of procurement plans, marketing survey and research.

    ii. Oversee and coordinate inventory and stock controls.

    iii. Supervise Officers and Support staff under him/her.

    iv. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Principal- Procurement and Supply Chain Management Officer or Head of Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    The candidate must:

    a) Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    b) (i) Be a holder of a degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized University or

    (ii) Be a holder of a degree in Business or Social Sciences PLUS a Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized Institution.

    (iii) Have relevant experience of not less than three (3) years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the Public Service or a large Commercial entity.

    Membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 41,590 – 55,840 p.m
  • House allowance – Kshs. 15,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance – Kshs. 8,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service – Pensionable or contract. (Renewable based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity – 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover – Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age.
  • Leave – 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    4. Principal Procurement and Supply Chain Management Officer

    J.G “P”

    (2 Posts)

    Reporting to the Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, the Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities;

    i. Planning, organizing, administration and control of activities in Supply Chain Management units.

    ii. Guiding officers under him /her, in implementation of Supply Chain Management Policies.

    iii. Assisting in the preparation of County Departmental Procurement plans.

    iv. Representing the Directorate in meetings relating to Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

    v. Any other duties that may be assigned by Director of Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

    Requirements for Appointment

    The candidate must:

    a) Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    (i) Be a holder of a degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized University or

    (ii) Be a holder of a degree in Business or Social Sciences PLUS a Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized Institution.

    b) Have relevant experience of not less than five (5) years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the Public Service or a large Commercial entity.

    Membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 77,527 – 103,893 p.m
  • House allowance – Kshs. 20,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance – Kshs. 14,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service – Pensionable or contract. Renewable (based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity – 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover – Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age.
  • Leave – 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    5. Director, County Procurement and Supply Chain Management

    J.G “R”

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, Finance, the Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities;

    i. Secretary to the County Tender and Procurement Committee.

    ii. Management and coordination of the Procurement and Supply Chain services in the County.

    iii. Providing administrative guidelines on implementation and interpretation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and the supporting regulations as well as contract design and implementation.

    iv. Development of the County Annual Procurement Plan and ensuring adherence to it.

    v. Implementation of e-government procurement strategies.

    vi. Conducting continuous market surveys to ensure value for money for goods and services procured by the County Government.

    vii. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Officer, Finance.

    Requirements for Appointment

    The candidate must:

    a) Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    b) (i) Be holder of a degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized University or

    (ii) Be holder of a degree in Business or Social Sciences PLUS a Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent from a recognized Institution.

    c) Have relevant experience of not less than seven (7) years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the Public Service or a large Commercial entity.

    Membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 109,089-144,928 p.m
  • House allowance – Kshs. 40,000 p.m
  • Transport allowance – Kshs. 16,000 p.m
  • Terms of Service – Pensionable or Contract. Renewable (based on Performance)
  • Service Gratuity – 31% of basic salary on completion of the contract
  • Medical Cover – Provided for self, spouse and dependent children up to 21 years of age
  • Leave – 30 days annual leave with leave allowance

    Note

    (i) Applicants MUST attach their C.V together with certified copies of the following documents

  • Academic and Professional Certificates and other testimonials.
  • National Identity Card
  • Certificate of Good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D).
  • A certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (C.R.B).
  • Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (H.E.L.B).
  • Clearance certificates from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (E.A.CC).
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (K.R.A).

    (ii) The Nyeri County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

    (iii) Qualified persons from any part of the country are encouraged to apply.

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

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

    (vi) Those who had applied should re-apply.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the top left side indicating the position applied for and submitted to;

    The Secretary,
    Nyeri County Public Service Board,
    Karson’s Photo House Kimathi Street
    P.O Box 90-10100,
    Nyeri

    All applications should reach the Secretary on or before 31st March 2015.

    Via postal service, courier service or hand delivered.


    Internal Auditor Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Internal Auditor

    STIC Grade 10

    Ref: NACOSTI/IA/STIC10/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Internal Auditor will report to the Commission on policy and strategic matters of the Commission, and to the Director General/CEO on administrative and operational issues as specified in the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive loss and waste prevention program
  • Undertake a financial risk management analysis
  • Liaising with law enforcement agencies and professional organizations mandated to conduct investigations into incidents of fraud and other irregularities
  • Report to the Commission and advice the Director general on internal audit control matters
  • Preparing and submitting oral and written reports of findings concerning scope of audit; financial position, source and utilization of funds and make recommendations
  • Assessing the effectiveness of internal controls and degrees of compliance Develop, implement and evaluate internal control framework for preventing and detecting fraud, theft, misappropriation of funds and negligence
  • Liaising with the Auditor General and ensure follow up on the process of implementation of Internal and external audit recommendations
  • Prepare annual Internal Audit program for approval by the Commission.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with options in Auditing option, Accounting or Commerce from a university recognized in Kenya.

    In addition, candidates must have had at least six (6) years experience, three (3) of which must have been in Senior Management position in a public institution or private sector, demonstrable knowledge in Financial Management Act and the Public Procurement And Disposal Act.

    Candidates who have obtained the following qualifications will have an added advantage:

  • Masters degree in Commerce (Auditing, Accounting or Finance options), Business Administration (Auditing option) from a recognized institution or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
  • CPA (K) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Attended an Auditing/Risk Management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution attended an auditing/risk management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Be a Certified Internal Auditor
  • Have a Certificate in Fraud examination
  • Proficiency in ICT
  • Good standing with a relevant professional body

    Key Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Drive for results and achievements

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Legal Officer Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Legal Officer

    STIC Grade 10

    Ref: NACOSTI/LO/STIC10/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Legal Officer will report to the Director General/CEO and will be the principal legal advisor to the Commission as specified in the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Rendering professional advice to the Commission on legal and corporate matters including interpretation and opinion
  • Developing and reviewing relevant legislation for implementing Institutional policies and strategies
  • Representation the Commission in courts of law or other judicial authorities
  • In consultation with Management, prepare and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Commission and other parties
  • Provide legal advice on arbitration for settlement of disputes for the benefit of the Commission
  • Monitoring developments in legal research
  • Participate in outreach programs to strengthen Corporate Governance and improve the quality of service delivery
  • Liaising with State Law office on legal matters
  • Advising the Commission on all legal matters.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a university recognized in Kenya.

    In addition, the candidate must have been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for at least five (5) years in the Public Service or Private Sector.

    Candidates with the following qualifications have an added advantage:

  • Master Degree in Law
  • Holder of current practicing certificate
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) is an added advantage
  • Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education
  • Proficiency in ICT

    Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Team player
  • Ability to handle complex legal matters without supervision

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    ICT Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Manager, Information, Communication and Technology

    STIC Grade 12

    Ref: NACOSTI/ICT/STIC12/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Manager, Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) will be responsible to the Director General/CEO for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provision of leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Commission’s ICT strategy
  • Development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy Management of ICT security
  • Developing and implementing ICT objectives, policies, strategies and operational plans in relation to the Commission’s Strategic Plan
  • Re-assessing and re-defining the organization-wide standards in hardware, software, and ICT services
  • Providing technical, functional and organizational guidance and support to projects
  • Monitoring and coordinating the implementation and adherence to ICT policies, procedures and standards
  • Advising on new and emerging technologies and innovations
  • Coordinating systems analysis, design and software specifications
  • Ensuring timely implementation and effective maintenance of systems
  • Developing reports on ICT standards
  • Supervising overall systems documentation
  • Taking charge of Information and Communication Technology equipment maintenance
  • Evaluating and recommending on the suitability of Information and Communication Technology equipment
  • Designing Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Advising the management on the up-take of new technology and strategic use of
  • ICT and related cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensuring that procedures and systems are adhered to
  • Developing specifications for ICT equipment and services.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or related fields from a university recognized in Kenya. In addition, candidates must have at least six (6) years working experience, three (3) of which must be in a Senior Management position in the Public Service or Private sector.

    Candidates with the following qualifications will have an added advantage:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Professional certificates in Networking and Systems Administration
  • Course in Strategic Leadership/Senior Management
  • Good standing with relevant professional bodies.

    Key Competencies:

  • Creativity and innovativeness
  • Analytical and strategic planning
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Highly developed computing and documentation skills

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Supply Chain Management Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Manager, Supply Chain Management

    STIC Grade 12

    Ref: NACOSTI/SCM/STIC12/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Manager, Supply Chain Management will report to the Director General/CEO and will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring effective and efficient procurement of works, goods and services for the Commission
  • Ensuring compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and other procurement regulations in force
  • Developing and coordinating the preparation of annual procurement plan and its implementation
  • Developing a Procurement Manual for the Commission
  • Coordinating tender, procurement and disposal activities
  • Ensuring compliance with Public Procurement and Disposal Act (2005) and regulations
  • Preparing procurement documents, processing contracts for supply of works, goods and services and payment documents
  • Ensuring delivery of procured works, good and services as per specifications
  • Coordinating cost effective disposal of obsolete equipment, furniture and other stores in accordance with law.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management or other relevant field. In addition the candidate must have experience of at least eight (8) years in Supply Chain Management Services, three (3) years of which must have been in Senior management position in the Public Service or Private sector.

    Candidates with the following qualifications will have an added advantage:

  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • A good standing with relevant professional body
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and Regulations, 2006
  • Proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    Key Competencies:

  • Strategic leadership course
  • Strong leadership in negotiation skills
  • Self drive to achieve high results
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Manager, Human Resource and Administration

    STIC Grade 12

    Ref. NACOSTI/HRA/STIC12/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Manager, Human Resource and Administration will be in charge of the Human Resource and Administration operations, and will be responsible to the Director, Finance and Administration for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating, developing and implementing Human Resource Policies and Strategies
  • Overseeing the recruitment and development of Human Resources and Staff Welfare
  • Overseeing the development of resource plans, activities and personal emolument
  • Ensuring proper coordination of Human Resource Management Principle, Practices and Performance Management
  • Ensuring statutory obligations are adhered to
  • Managing succession planning

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Masters degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Public Administration from a university recognized in Kenya. In addition, candidates must have at least eight (8) years experience in Human Resource Management/Development, three (3) years of which should have been in senior management position in the Public Service or Private sector.

    Candidates who have obtained the following will have an added advantage:

  • Have attended a course in Strategic Leadership or Management
  • Be proficient in information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Be in good standing with a relevant professional body.

    Key Competencies:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Finance and Accounting Manager Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Manager, Finance and Accounting

    STIC Grade 12

    Ref: NACOSTI/FA/STIC12/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Manager, Finance and Accounting will be in charge of the Financial and Accounting operations of the Commission.

    The Manager will be responsible to the Director, Finance and Administration for the following duties:-

  • Preparing budget estimates, expenditure/revenue monitoring and forecasts
  • Ensuring prioritization of programs and activities for results-based allocation of resources
  • Ensuring prioritization of projects and activities for the purpose of financial allocations in the budget
  • Overseeing of commitment of funds and expenditure trends in line with Government Circulars
  • Recommending reallocations within Budgeted heads and programmes and the overall financial management and control of voted funds
  • Offering strategic leadership on all matters pertaining to prudent financial management
  • Developing and review Budget Policy for the Commission
  • Developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Preparing and maintaining timely and accurate financial statement and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Preparing periodic financial and account report to aid management decision making
  • Preparing final financial statements.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Masters Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya.

    In addition, candidates must have eight (8) years experience in finance or accounting fields, three (3) of which must be at Senior Management position in the Public service or Private sector.

    Candidates who have obtained the following qualifications will have an added advantage:

  • Be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K) or its equivalent professional qualification
  • Be a registered member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Good standing with a registered professional body
  • Be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    Key Competencies:

  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Team player
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical and strategic planning
  • Drive for results and achievement

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Finance and Administration Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Director, Finance and Administration (DFA)

    STIC Grade 13

    Ref: NACOSTI/DFA/STIC13/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Director, Finance and Administration (DFA) will be the Head of Finance and Administration Division and will be responsible to the Director General/CEO in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring sound financial and accounting procedures, principles and controls
  • Implementing computerized financial information systems
  • Interpreting financial reports, statements and accounting records
  • Developing and implementing sound financial management policies, systems and procedures aimed at improving financial reporting and accounting
  • Planning and coordinating timely preparation of annual work plans and budget estimates
  • Coordinating ISO processes and compliance
  • Managing of donor funds and un-voted provisions
  • Providing strategic direction in the Finance, Administration and Planning functions of the Commission
  • Working closely with the Management team and advising on financial implications of the proposed actions
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing appropriate Financial Policy Framework to guide decision making
  • Ensuring that the Human Resource and Financial Strategy are linked to the overall strategy of the Commission
  • Monitoring effective implementation of the Financial, Human Resource and Accounting strategy
  • Developing and implementing Corporate Information Communication Technology strategies to improve performance.
  • Oversee Resource Mobilization for the Commission
  • Ensuring adherence to contractual agreements

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public/Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a University recognized in Kenya.

    In addition the candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • At least twelve (12) years experience in Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance and Accounting, three (3) of which should have been in a Senior Management position in the Public Service or Private Sector
  • Be in good standing with a relevant professional body
  • Attended a course in Strategic Leadership/ Senior Management Development
  • Have demonstrated professional administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of a public/private organization
  • Proficiency in application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Have good understanding of the Public Service Financial, Accounting, Administrative and Human Resource management operations.

    Key Competencies:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Good interpersonal relations with proven communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and management skill
  • Team player
  • Corporate Governance

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Accreditation and Quality Assurance Services Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Director, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Services (DAQA)

    STIC Grade 13

    Ref: NACOSTI/DAQA/STIC13/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Director, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Services (DAQA will be the Head of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Division and will be responsible to the Director General/CEO in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing the activities of the Division
  • Receiving and processing applications for registration
  • Setting out standards as stipulated in the third schedule of the science, technology and innovation regulations
  • Determining eligibility for Accreditation as set out in the accreditation criteria
  • Registering, licensing, and regulating researchers in the scheduled sciences
  • Inspecting, monitoring and evaluating research institutions and programmes to verify their relevance and compliance to quality assurance
  • Initiating the vetting of applications for registration and accreditation
  • Updating the database for accredited and registered institutions, bodies and individuals
  • Making recommendations for the registration and accreditation of institutions, bodies and individuals in accordance with the established criteria
  • Recommending de-registration or withdrawal of accreditation in the event of non-compliance
  • Working closely with accredited researchers to interpret the criteria for registration and accreditation
  • Providing advice to institutions, individuals and stakeholders regarding accreditation matters
  • Enforcing licensing regulations by informing non-compliant institutions, individuals and other stakeholders of the required regulations and advice regarding licensing policies, procedures and regulations
  • Developing and strengthening monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures
  • Supporting quality assurance to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements such as research reviews, conducting quality audits and maintaining quality databases and data analysis
  • Documenting internal audits and other quality assurance activities
  • Reviewing and revising policies, rules and procedures that affect licensing, registration and accreditation

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Earned PhD degree in any of the following areas of specialization (Science Schedules): Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences, as defined in the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act (2013).

    In addition the candidate should have eight (8) years of post-doctoral research experience and management or similar experience as head of technical division in a research institution, public or private institution.

    Demonstrable experience in Quality Assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation and Accreditation will be an added advantage

    Key Competencies:

  • Scientific writing and publishing
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis
  • ICT proficiency
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Policy analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Quality assurance and standardization
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Technical Services Director Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013.

    The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country.

    To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    Director, Technical Services (DTS)

    STIC Grade 13

    Ref. NACOSTI/DTS/STIC13/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Director, Technical Services (DTS) will be the Head of the Technical Services Division and will be responsible to the Director General/CEO in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing research development, innovation and technology in the Country;
  • Coordinating research collaboration and linkages
  • Promoting and disseminating research results
  • Coordinating science congresses and innovation exhibitions
  • Designing targeted policy oriented studies
  • Reviewing scientific articles to be disseminated locally and internationally
  • Managing research authorization
  • Liaising with international organizations and similar multi-sectored organizations for development of research, technology and innovation
  • Facilitating technology transfer

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Earned PhD degree in any of the following areas of specialization (Scheduled Sciences): Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences, as defined in the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act (2013).

    In addition, the candidate must have eight (8) years of post-doctoral research experience and management or similar experience as head of technical division in a research institution, public or private institution.

    Key Competencies:

  • Scientific writing and publishing
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis
  • ICT proficiency
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Policy analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Quality assurance and standardization
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

    Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

    A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

    Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

    2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

    The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

    Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

    The Director General/CEO
    National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    P.O Box 30623 – 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity

    Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Research Associate (Laboratory) Job in Western Kenya - Innovations for Poverty Action

    WASH Benefits Project

    Position: Research Associate - Laboratory

    Deadline to Apply: 27th March 2015

    Start Date: Flexible, June 2015 at the latest

    Location: Western Kenya

    Eligibility: This position is open to all applicants

    About Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

    In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.

    We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

    The Research Associate-Laboratory, under the general supervision of the Senior Research Associate - Parasitology and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Benefits activities and functions within IPAK.

    Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Associate, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the SRA - Parasitology in close coordination with the Implementation and Research Managers.

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Laboratory Research Associate for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project.

    Currently in the midst of a five-year study, WASH Benefits is collecting rigorous evidence on the health impacts of improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices, alongside improved nutrition in rural Kenya.

    Low-cost technologies and behavior change communications strategies are being implemented to promote drinking water treatment, good sanitation practices, handwashing with soap and improved nutrition.

    One of the objectives of the WASH Benefits project is to assess the impact of these interventions on child parasite infections.

    A second objective is to evaluate how improved water, sanitation, and hygiene affects child exposure to fecal contamination in the household environment.

    This position is located in Kakamega or Bungoma and is supervised by the Senior Research Associate – Parasitology.

    Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will work closely with senior project management and staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Develop and supervise implementation of sample collection and processing systems described below to ensure of the highest quality data, including; development/modification of lab standard operating procedures (SOP), process documentation, tracking systems, and monitoring of staff performance
  • Supervise laboratory technicians and field staff involved in Laboratory and environmental sampling activities, including holding regular meetings and coordinating trainings
  • Oversee sample collection, processing, and microbial analysis of samples from drinking water sources, household stored water, child hands, and child toys for quantitative enumeration of fecal indicator bacteria using membrane filtration.
  • Oversee sample collection, processing, aliquoting, and sample flow of child stool and blood samples to measure biomarkers of parasite infections among young children (e.g. microscopy of stool for soil-transmitted helminth infections, aliquoting of stool)
  • Liaise with collaborators at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in analyzing project stool samples by ELISA and qPCR to detect soil transmitted helminth infections and protozoan infections, and analysis of blood spots by Luminex for other enteric pathogen infections.
  • Coordinate and oversee logistical planning for sample collection, processing, flow, and data entry by tracking enrollment, specimen collection, and follow-up targets; working with supervisors to determine when corrective action is needed in order to ensure that activities are consistent with approved SOPs and project objectives
  • Lead the design and participate in the coding of survey instruments to be used during field sample collection
  • Assist with data management, data cleaning, and analysis of all lab and field sample collection data
  • Provide projections, and basic oversight of financial accounting related to lab activities.
  • Participate HR oversight process and provide recommendations to senior management on all aspects of HR for parasite and environmental sampling components of the study
  • Overall responsibility for inventory and procurement coordination for all lab and field parasite and environmental sample collection activities
  • Closely coordinate with Data Management, Data Collection, Logistics and Procurement personnel

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Laboratory, biology, environmental health, public Health, or other related field
  • Laboratory experience, preferably in the context of a field lab in a low-income country
  • Experience with culture based bacterial assays a plus
  • Experience processing blood and stool samples a plus
  • Experience with soil transmitted helminthes or Kato Katz analysis a plus
  • Experience with qPCR and/or running ELISA assays a plus
  • Experience with Open Data Kit, Survey CTO, CS Pro and STATA a plus
  • Experience shipping and tracking samples
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent management, organizational, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in English is required. Kiswahili proficiency is preferred.
  • Experience working in a low-income country (particularly sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials

    We are looking for a commitment period of 1 year for this position with the possibility to extend.

    How to Apply:

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

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

    Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “RESEARCH ASSOCIATE-LABORATORY REF NO: REF NO: WASH B-2015-02-01.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

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

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015


    Senior Research Associate (Study Respondent Retention) Job in Western Kenya - Innovations for Poverty Action

    WASH Benefits Project

    Position: Senior Research Associate - Study Respondent Retention

    Deadline to Apply: 27th March 2015

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    Location: Western Kenya

    Eligibility: This position is open to all applicants

    About Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

    In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, prac