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    AFEX Group Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

    AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil &Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors in some of the most remote and hostile corners of Africa.

    With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery combined with 30 years of regional operational experience.

    The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget with their personnel being cared for to the international standard.

    The company wishes to recruit competent, innovative and self-driven person to fill the following position:

    Business Development Manager

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the entire group marketing, sales and business growth.

    With direct responsibility for BD research, strategy, management and reporting, the BD Manager will be responsible for the capture of new business opportunities, development of proposals, costing models and capture management plans.

    Assisting in all aspects of the brand development and management, the BD Manager will support the Executive Team with all sales & marketing documentation and branded marketing collateral.

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

    Key Duties and Tasks:

  • Research & Analysis

  • Identify and explore opportunities by researching industry, attending events, subscribing to publications and announcements as well as tracking organisations and individual clients and their respective regional business plans.
  • Participate in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organisations.
  • Locate and propose potential business opportunities by contacting potential clients and / or partners within company’s core market sectors.
  • Compile and update a database of current and potential industry and clients contacts and build business networks.
  • Develop internal proposals and advise the board on strategies designed to capture new business within the Group’s core strategic business plan.

    New Business

  • Assess opportunities by analysing client’s history, reputation, potential for new inter-related business and coherence with group strategy.
  • Undertake Site Visits and design projects ensuring client needs are met through supply chain solution offered.
  • Lead the Business Development team in the preparation of compliant technical and commercial proposals.
  • Oversee the costing of all new business opportunities ensuring projects meet both client operational and budgetary requirements whilst returning shareholder value in line with expectations.
  • Ensure consistency throughout the BD process by coordinating client requirements with costing and contract requirements and integrating contract requirements with the operations department.

    Departmental Management

  • Develop and implement management systems and processes devised to ensure efficiency and accountability throughout the business development process.
  • Implement and monitor all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as required by the executive team.
  • Train and participate in training events of AFEX staff as and when required and implement Human Resources policies, procedures and initiatives.
  • Work in full accordance with AFEX policies, procedures, work instructions and all relevant elements of AFEX Management Systems and protect AFEX's intellectual property by keeping information confidential.

    Marketing

  • Work with CEO, marketing team and contractors to support with all aspects of sales & marketing collateral, websites and brand development.
  • Develop and manage a program of sales and marketing initiatives such as attendance at industry conferences, social events and targeted sales events.
  • Lead the internal and external communication of the AFEX brand.

    Skills & Competencies:

  • The successful candidate must be an excellent oral and written communicator with strong leadership and management experience.
  • A strong negotiator able to influence and close sales.
  • Capable of delivering high quality written proposals, the BD Manager must have excellent IT skills and be fluent in Excel, Word, PPT and related publishing programmes.
  • Intimate knowledge of costing and pricing strategies are essential with a good financial understanding of organizational decision-making.
  • Excellent time-management, delegation and training skills to deliver against short deadlines with excellent attention to detail.

    Qualifications:

  • A first Degree in Business Management, Logistics, Project Management, Catering and Food Management or similar field related qualification
  • An MBA would be an added advantage
  • At least 10 years’ experience in remote site logistics, construction or catering project design and management
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Business Development & Sales in a related field

    Applicants meeting the requirements should send their application and detailed Curriculum Vitae giving names and contact details of three referees by Friday, 8th May 2015 to careers@afexgroup.com


    Orange Telkom Job Vacancies in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Position: Customer Experience Analyst - Quality

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager - Quality

    Range: R3

    Department: Customer Experience Centre

    Role Purpose:

    He/she will Execute Quality Analysis and Quality Assurance by ensuring services provided by Customer Care are up to the expected standards, meet customer needs and provide the best customer experience.

    Work with the Training Team, Team Leaders and Managers to highlight on quality gaps and assist in developing relevant training programs and ways to ensure best quality is delivered

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Operational:

  • Responsible for Quality audits/monitoring of all customer experience sections for all customer interactions via calls, tickets, emails, letters, files and social media
  • To analyze monitoring feedback and propose/recommend actions for appraisal and improvements as it applies per transaction
  • To document coaching needs per individual/team level and share with respective Team Managers for action
  • To manage and monitor team’s performance and demonstrate best practice in all aspects of Customer Experience
  • To undertake training needs analysis for training and development of the Customer Experience team
  • To ensure all auditors follow established standard processes and procedures in their execution of quality audits and coaching
  • To document, collate and analyze statistical information on quality parameters audited on a daily basis to assist in evaluating the efficiency of Customer Experience teams and to inform on service improvement
  • To prepare and analyze quality reports and share the reports on a timely manner meeting all deadlines
  • To provide guidance and support to auditors to whom transactions are allocated for audit
  • To monitor and manage the changing needs of the Customer, making recommendations for service improvement and implementing those improvements to the satisfaction of customers
  • Ensure Coaching Improvement Plans are documented and kept in an representative’s file
  • Ensure the Coaching Improvement Plan is adhered to and the required objectives are met
  • Perform any other duty as my be assigned by the controlling officer

    Academic Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in related field from a recognized institution.
  • 2-6 years’ in a similar position.

    Professional Knowledge

  • Computer Literate
  • Strong skills in Ms-excel and Ms- PowerPoint
  • Sound knowledge of the telecommunication industry

    Professional Skills:

  • High coordination skills
  • Good planning skills
  • People motivation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Has initiative and self-drive
  • Capacity to propose solutions, make advices, convince
  • Work integrity and correctness
  • Continuous adaptation to new techniques and technologies
  • Initiative and analytic mind
  • Listening ability to make proper decisions
  • Confident, independent and mature, to handle difficult issues swiftly

    2. Position: Prepaid Products and Services Development Manager

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Products and Services Development

    Range: R2L

    Department: Marketing & Strategy

    Role Purpose: Deliver the prepaid products & services roadmap in line with the business objectives, budget constraints and marketing planning of the year.

    Fuel innovation by keeping in touch with the market trends. Act as an end to end project manager.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities.

    Interface between Marketing and ITN teams

  • Act as a facilitator between product managers and technical teams
  • Provide guidance to product managers, especially in the specification phase
  • Support and provide directions to the technical team throughout the product development

    Prepaid P&S development roadmap and innovation

  • Define and maintain the Prepaid P&S development roadmap
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend new technologies and solutions supporting the Marketing strategy
  • Understand the market (industry, customer and competition) to develop and manage opportunities to grow Prepaid products and services revenues
  • Provide techno-commercial guidance to company management on innovative services
  • Prepare budget forecast for CAPEX and OPEX requirements.
  • Achievement of set Monthly, Quarterly, Semi Annually or Annual Marketing targets, especially in terms of project delivery

    Manage Prepaid Products & Services development

  • Accountable in specifying, developing & launching Prepaid products & services
  • Coordinate and facilitate project approval, RFQ, Vendor selection and product development up until the commercial launch of services
  • Provide regular reporting on project progress in terms of Cost, Quality,
  • Functionality, Delay

    Design

  • Production and presentation of opportunity studies for new products: market and revenues assessment, customer needs and value proposition, high-level product description.
  • Production and presentation of marketing requirements / product specification with detailed functional description and customer journey as well as a full business plan

    Implementation

  • Support ITN in the early identification of bugs and prioritization of correction depending on severity
  • Report any deviation to the project plans (in terms of cost, quality, functionality, delay)

    Validation

  • Ensure technical tests are performed
  • Perform functional and end users tests
  • Ensure Business process tests are performed
  • Coordinate FUT
  • Commercial launch
  • Commercial launch preparation.

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or an advanced Diploma in a Engineering related field
  • Ideally with complementary education and experience in Marketing and knowledge in IT domain
  • Experience in project management and CRM & Billing systems
  • Experience in vendor management, vendor selection and negotiation.

    Key Competencies:

  • Commitment, diligence and dedication.
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Superior analytical skills and Intuitive mind.
  • Thorough and Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good computer skills (SAGE/Excel/PowerPoint/Word/

    3. Position: Resourcing Manager

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Resourcing

    Range: R2L

    Department: Human Resource

    Role Purpose: Resourcing Manger is responsible for managing recruitment process and workforce planning in liaison with the Head of Resourcing.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment process end to end life-cycle, including departmental manpower planning and requisition, adverts, shortlisting, interviews, initial assessments, interviews, and offers.
  • In Liaison with the Head of Resourcing, prepare and plan for employee talent sourcing both internally and externally
  • Work with internal teams and hiring managers to assist with recruitment efforts.
  • Develop recruitment strategy. This may include job posting optimization, digital and non-digital employment advertisement, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, etc…
  • In liaison with Corporate Communications, advertise for internal vacant positions
  • Participating in the graduate internship programmes.
  • Be involved in external talent search events e.g. career fairs and talks.
  • Develop college recruiting programs
  • Short listing candidates in conjunction with recruiting departments.
  • Conducting interviews as well as preparation of interview summary reports for panelists’ sign off
  • Coordinating recruitment at the regions through HR Business Partners Develop relationships with third party recruitment agencies and staffing firms and manage the procurement and measurement process.
  • Liaising with the Training function to ensure on-boarding plans are consistent with new employee reporting dates.
  • Liaising with Heads of Departments/their nominees to clarify routine recruitment and placement queries.

    Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in HR related subjects/social sciences.
  • HR professional qualifications an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience is required with a particular bias on talent acquisition and recruitment
  • Valid professional membership from IHRM-K or other relevant institution

    Key Competencies:

  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize activities and multi-task
  • Analytical skills
  • Sense of initiative
  • Adaptable to change

    4. Position: Learning Coordinator

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager - Training

    Range: R3

    Department: Customer Experience Centre

    Role Purpose:

    He /She will execute learning programs in the Customer Experience Center to ensure service provided by Customer Experience Officers is up to the expected standards, meets customer needs and results in Customer Satisfaction.

    Work with Customer Experience Managers, Training & Quality Teams, to highlight learning gaps and assist in developing relevant training programs and ways to ensure best quality of service is delivered.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and analyze training needs &/or skill development within the Customer
  • Experience Sections and align to various learning interventions in line with business objectives
  • To conduct training needs analysis on individual & teams previously trained so as to proactively identify specific and appropriate training interventions
  • To take responsibility for planning , designing, coordinating and delivering training which meets all criteria to the relevant target audience in order to ensure an optimum learning environment alongside skill transfer in line with needs analysis
  • To be the liaison person between subject matter experts to align Customer Experience Training programs in terms of design, content and training standards impacting business objectives
  • To evaluate training programs using assessment tools and industry metrics on an ongoing basis to determine the extent to which learning initiatives meet the core business need and ensuring best use of Orange Kenya resources.
  • Provide training advice while integrating general best practice, external business trends and research through effective facilitation and learning in order to meet business targets and increase Customer Satisfaction

    Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma/Certificate in related field from a recognized institution
  • Experience in Customer Care and Sales functions
  • Experience in training needs analysis and design is an added advantage
  • Certified Professional Trainer qualification is desirable but not mandatory

    Professional Skills:

  • Good planning skills
  • People motivation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Has initiative and self drive
  • Capacity to propose solutions, advice, convince
  • Work with integrity and correctness
  • Continuous adaptation to new techniques and technologies
  • Initiative and analytic mind
  • Listening ability to make proper decisions
  • Confident, independent and mature, to handle difficult issues swiftly
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills
  • A team Player and information sharing spirit
  • A positive influencer

    5. Position: Customer Experience Analyst - Reporting

    (2 Positions)

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager - Workforce and Reporting

    Range: R3

    Department: Customer Experience Centre

    Role Purpose: He/she will be involved in extracting data from systems in a call centre and transforming that data to deliver meaningful information to the business.

    Must be capable of building and developing relationships at all levels within the business and will equally be confident and comfortable with challenging reporting tasks required.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Operational:

  • Create updates and maintain databases for ticketing, calls flow and KPI metrics.
  • This is accomplished by analyzing past trends, forecasting future issues and creating a plan to resolve customer issues and to maintain customer satisfaction levels
  • Compile ongoing and recurring reports from the back office and front office customer experience managers
  • Schedule report collation to ensure deadlines are met
  • Collate Operational results from the system and staff
  • Distribute requested reports to Customer Experience Managers within set time limits
  • Provide accurate reports, using reliable data and data sources
  • Conduct call volumes and Service level trend analysis
  • Investigate results achieved to ensure accuracy of data
  • Communicate and present results in formats that accurately reflect data
  • Identify new sources of information required for analysis.
  • Develop front office productivity and performance reports
  • Evaluate the IVR options ,analyze and gather required data and reports on a daily basis

    Managerial Activities

  • Develop and Motivate team members to achieve company objectives alongside theirs (Management By Objectives)
  • Provide Leadership and proper management of day to day activities

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent from a recognized university.
  • 2-6 years’ in a similar position.
  • 2 years’ minimum experience in call centre

    Professional Knowledge

  • Business knowledge
  • Knowledge of customer application
  • Exposure to PMO processes & methodology
  • Experience in Telecommunication / ICT industries and good understanding of these services and solutions are preferred.
  • High Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Microsoft Project

    Professional Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to customer
  • Influencing and delegating
  • Continual Improvement
  • Self-motivated
  • Advocate for change
  • Must be a strong team player
  • Must be self-driven, energetic, resourceful, creative
  • Ability to project a strong, positive image of him/herself and the Company.
  • Ability to Engage and partner with customer and internal staff as required.
  • Work in a virtual team environment

    This position is open to Kenyan citizens only.

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 1st May 2015, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@orange-tkl.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject


    National Council for Law Reporting Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    About the Council:

    The National Council for Law Reporting is an award-winning state corporation in the Judiciary.

    It is established under the National Council for Law Reporting Act, 1994.

    Its mandate is:

  • To monitor and report on the development of Kenyan jurisprudence through the publication of the Kenya Law Reports;
  • To revise, consolidate and publish the Laws of Kenya under delegated authority from the Attorney General; and
  • To undertake such other related publications and perform such other functions as may be conferred by law.
  • The Council is Kenya's focal point institution in providing access to public legal information.

    It is led by a Council of Members chaired by The Hon. Chief Justice and managed through a secretariat headed by the Chief Executive Officer / Editor.

    The Council's principal office is in Nairobi.

    The Council is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following vacancies:

    1. Internal Auditor Job Grade: KLR 5

    Job Ref. No.: NCLR/ HR/ 2015/02

    Reporting to: Functionally to the Audit Committee of the Council and administratively to the Chief Executive Office / Editor

    Basic Monthly Salary (excluding allowances and benefits): KES. 77,527-103,894 pm

    Key Responsibilities

    The key duties and responsibilities tasks for this position will include:

  • Overall responsibility for performing audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques;
  • Develop a flexible annual plan, using an appropriate risk based methodology and including any risks or control concerns identified by Management, and submit the plan to the Audit Committee for review and approval
  • Implement the approved audit plan including any special tasks and projects requested by the Audit Committee, and Top Management
  • Guide and lead in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities within the Board and notify the CEO/Editor and the Audit Committee of the results
  • Conduct regular audits (financial, regulatory, compliance or operational review/audits ) to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations, compliance with relevant laws, policies, procedures and best practice;
  • Analyzing and determining effectiveness and efficiency of control environment, both financial and operational and identification of control gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • Co-ordination of work with all control related activities in the organization.
  • Developing and evaluating risk management reports after review of operational processes
  • Issue periodic reports to Management and the Audit Committee summarizing results of audit activities
  • Prepare reports that are in line with evidence obtained and forward reports to the CEO/ Editor and the Audit Committee
  • Liaise with the external auditors and regulators, as appropriate, for the purpose of providing audit coverage to Kenya Law at a reasonable overall cost;
  • Follow up on the prompt implementation of external audit findings and recommendations
  • Conducting special reviews and investigations as and when requested by the CEO/ Editor and the Audit Committee.

    Professional Qualifications, Skills and Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate will be a citizen of Kenya who has the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance), Finance, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in auditing
  • Have IT Audit qualifications and knowledge of Computer Aided Audit Techniques
  • Demonstrable understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of audit procedures including risk driven audit planning techniques and methods used to examine, verify and analyse business and financial operations, information, records, statements and reports
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills with a grasp of contemporary developments in ICT; and
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    Personal Attributes

    The ideal candidate will possess the following personal qualities:

  • Integrity - Excellent moral and professional standing;
  • Creativity, innovation and a passion for continuous learning and development;
  • Good interpersonal, team-building and communication skills; and
  • Highly motivated.

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Sound cross-functional knowledge is required in order to ensure that advice given has taken into account the business context of the matter.
  • Strong creative, communication and interpersonal skills as the job is highly interactive.

    2. Senior Law Reporter, Laws of Kenya Department

    Job Grade: KLR 4

    Job Reference: NCLR/ HR/ 2015/02

    Reporting to: The Assistant Editor, Laws of Kenya

    Basic Monthly Salary (excluding allowances and benefits): KES. 89,748 – 120,270

    Key Responsibilities

    Senior Law Reporter, Laws of Kenya, will be a middle-level manager in the Laws of Kenya Department of the Council.

    The key duties and responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Guiding the Laws of Kenya department internalizing the Council's values and
  • Strategic Plan and in the fulfillment of the Department's responsibilities under the Plan;
  • Co-ordinating the implementation of the Law Revision Policy and Procedures Manual;
  • Keeping the Law Revision Policy, manuals and workflow processes continuously under review and updated;
  • Undertaking the revision, consolidation and updating of the Laws of Kenya and co-ordinating the preparation of all related publications;
  • Liaising with key stakeholders in ensuring the timely collection and publication of new legislation;
  • Reviewing and analyzing legislation and conceptualizing and implementing publication schemes and information products that enhance public access to and understanding of the Laws of Kenya;
  • Maintaining and continuously updating a repository of all legislation and such other related or necessary information;
  • Maintaining and continuously updating and improving the online and CD-ROM databases of the Laws of Kenya;
  • Setting and documenting the standards for and sharing of best practices in Law
  • Revision and legal publishing in Kenya and beyond;
  • Co-ordinating in the planning, management, co-ordination and controlling the affairs of the Department;

    Liaising with the Human Resources Department in:

  • Ensuring the wellbeing/welfare of departmental staff;
  • Ensuring the department has the optimum human, physical and intellectual resources to fulfill its mandate;
  • Conducting performance appraisals of departmental staff;
  • Managing interpersonal relations within the department; and
  • Establishing synergistic relationships with other departments and strategic partners.
  • Partnering with other departments, stakeholders, development partners and such other entities for the effective carrying out of the department's mandate and for improved access to and understanding of the Laws of Kenya by the citizen; and

    Professional Qualifications, Skills and Personal Attributes

    The position calls for a mix of skills in leadership, management, law revision and legal publishing.

    The ideal candidate will be a citizen of Kenya who has the following minimum qualifications, skills and personal attributes:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Admission to the roll of the Advocates of the High Court of Kenya;
  • At least four (4) years of post-admission working experience;
  • Undertaken a management course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
  • Excellent legal writing, legal editing, legal analysis and legal research skills;
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, management, resource mobilization and decision making skills; and
  • Certification or demonstrable experience in the application of contemporary computer and ICT skills.

    Personal Attributes

  • Integrity - Excellent moral and professional standing;
  • Creativity, innovation and a passion for continuous learning and development;
  • Good interpersonal, team-building and communication skills; and
  • Highly motivated.

    3. Chief Executive Officer / Editor

    Ref: NCLR/ HR/ 2015/01

    Job Grade: KLR 1

    Reporting to: The Chairman, Council for Law Reporting

    Current basic salary (Excluding allowances and benefits): Ksh. 152,060 - 302,980 p.m.

    This is an exclusive opportunity to serve in a unique, award-winning and leading national institution and it calls for a mix of skills in leadership, management, legal research and analysis and legal publishing.

    Key Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities to this position include:

  • Overall responsibility for the administration and management of Kenya Law;
  • Coordinating with the Council to define the strategic priorities of the Council in order to secure the successful achievement of its mandate (vision/mission);
  • Subject to the directions of the Chair of the Council, organize the meetings of the members of the Council and the Committees of the Council;
  • Support the operations and administration of the Council by advising and informing Council members and supporting Council’s performance evaluation;
  • Overseeing the implementation of decisions and resolutions and managing the corporate governance relationship between the members of staff and the members of the Council.
  • Reviewing and implementing, as necessary, the Corporate Policies, Strategic
  • Objectives, Strategies and relevant activities in the Council to ensure that the Vision and Mission are realized;
  • Exercising managerial oversight over three core functions of the Council, namely, Law Reporting, Law Revision and Research and Development;
  • Coordinating, planning, managing and controlling the affairs of the Council;
  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of the various operational and financial systems required for the effective management of the organization
  • Providing guidance to Team Leaders in the implementation of the corporate strategy;
  • Ensuring that all day-to-day operations of the organization are effectively and efficiently coordinated and implemented.
  • Providing clear leadership that promotes and fosters a team culture consistent with Kenya Law values.
  • Developing and maintaining effective strategic relationships with key stakeholders.

    Professional Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    The position calls for a mix of knowledge and skills in management, law, legal publishing and law reporting.

    The ideal candidate will be a citizen of Kenya who has the following qualifications:

  • Holds a Law degree from a recognized university, or is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possesses an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
  • Postgraduate degree in Law will be an added advantage
  • Has at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
  • Held the qualifications specified in (iii) and (iv) for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years:
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication and interpersonal skills, Leadership and management skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.
  • Excellent and demonstrable legal writing, legal editing, legal analysis and legal research skills;
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, management, resource mobilization and decision making skills;
  • The ability to conceptualize, develop and implement a corporate strategy;
  • Creativity, innovation and a passion for continuous learning and development;
  • Demonstrable contemporary computer and ICT skills;
  • Management course undertaken lasting for not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage.

    All shortlisted candidates are required to demonstrate their compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya by providing clearance certificates from the following institutions:

  • Higher Education Loans Board,
  • Kenya Revenue Authority,
  • Ethic and Anti- Corruption Commission and a
  • Credit Reference Bureau.

    The Terms of Service: The position is a job in the public service within the meaning of that term in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and is based in Nairobi.

    Successful candidates will be engaged on permanent and pensionable terms of employment.

    Application Procedure

    All applications are to be sent by email with the subject line being the vacancy applied to the Chairperson - Recruitment Committee on vacancies@kenyalaw.org

    The application email should be sent in two parts/documents and it must comply with the following requirements.

    The first document will contain the following information in one continuous document in portable document format (PDF), with information arranged in the following order:

    a) A cover letter

    b) A recent coloured passport-size photograph of oneself

    c) A copy of one's national identity card

    d) A curriculum vitae setting out the following information about oneself, Name, gender, date of birth and contact

    Academic and professional qualifications

  • A list of academic and professional certificates
  • Previous work experience and/or professional engagements
  • Membership of any professional associations
  • Titles, dates and forum of any publications, research, academic papers, lectures, presentations etc. by the candidate
  • The range of languages spoken, including one's mother tongue
  • Any community service and social welfare activities engaged in Names and contacts of three persons who can attest to the candidate's academic, professional and moral standing.

    The second document will be one continuous document in PDF format containing the scanned images of the most relevant academic and professional transcripts and certificates.

    The document size should not exceed 10MB.

    The deadline for receiving the applications of interested candidates is 15th May 2015 at 1700 hrs (East African Time)

    The National Council for Law Reporting is an equal-opportunity employer.

    In keeping with its obligations under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 22(3) and 232(h), the Council encourages eligible persons from minority groups, or marginalized communities and persons with disabilities to apply for these vacancies.

    Candidates who canvass for these positions will be disqualified.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    IEBC Job Vacancies in Kenya

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to recruit a dynamic, competent and result-oriented individual to fill the following positions:

    1. Constituency Office Clerk (Kuria West Constituency)

    Grade 8

    Job Code: IEBC/5/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the general management of constituency office in the absence of the CEC,
  • Completing voter registration control sheets and control registers,
  • Keep up to date statistics on voter registration exercise,
  • Updating regularly and maintaining and updated register of electors and making sure it is always accurate,
  • Checking that all electoral materials and equipment are in good working condition,
  • Assist the CEC in mapping of polling stations/registration centres,
  • Assist in publicity of voter registration of voters, elections, inspection of the register and any other activity to be undertaken by the commission,
  • Quality control the work done by registration and polling officer on voter registration,
  • Receive, distribute and maintain an inventory of materials and equipment to registration centres in time,
  • Replacing lost and defaced voters cards with duplicate cards,
  • Assist in preparation of work plans, security plans, transport, and logistical plans,
  • Safeguarding registration data,
  • Assist in verifying the register of electors,
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the commission.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum of C- (minus) in KCSE or division III in KCE,
  • Must be a resident of Kuria West constituency.
  • Must be computer literate,
  • Two(2) years working experience in a large organization,
  • Competent and confident in handling office processes,

    2. Warehouse Assistants (Central Rift Region, Kakamega Region and Nyeri Region)

    Grade 8

    Job Code: IEBC/4/2015

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and provide guidance and advice in areas pertaining to Supply Chain
  • Management to officers working in the region,
  • Assist in regional procurement, preparation of procurement plans, market survey and research,
  • Issue/Dispose stores and equipment in accordance to the laid down procurement regulations and procedures,
  • Ensure proper record keeping of all stores/equipment in the warehouse and safe keeping of the same,
  • Prepare monthly and annual Supply Chain Management reports/returns and forward to Headquarter through the REC.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Diploma in Supplies Management or Procurement Management,
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience in a large organization,
  • Must be a resident of the Region he/she is applying to be considered,
  • Be computer literate.

    3. Regional ICT Officers (RICTO)

    4 Posts

    Grade 6

    Job Code: IEBC/3/2015

  • RICTO – Kakamega Region
  • RICTO – Central Nyanza Region
  • RICTO – Garissa Region
  • RICTO – Nairobi Region

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide first line support on all general and Commission-specific software and hardware issues in the regions,
  • To communicate information on hardware and software issues to corporate ICT Services, Solve regional ICT issues including remote acess, emails and telephone,
  • To assist in the selection and disposal of redundant ICT equipment,
  • Provide onsite technical support with hardware and software issues where needed, including travelling to other commission sites in their region of responsibility,
  • Provide ICT point of contact to all users and third parties for all regional ICT matters, and escalate to ICT at the Headquarters issues that cannot be resolved locally,
  • To ensure the maintenance of a healthy, safe and secure working environment through ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements in relation to ICT,
  • Implement information security at the regional level as directed by the ICT directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, ICT or equivalent,
  • Full certification in Networks (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) or Microsoft Certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Professional) required,
  • Basic hardware troubleshooting and maintenance strongly preferred,
  • Three (3) years of relevant industry experience in a busy organization,
  • A team player, service oriented, eager to learn and pro-active, willing to develop initiatives and work under demanding environments,
  • Must be a resident of the Region he/she is applying to be considered.

    4. Constituency Elections Coordinator

    13 Positions

    Grade 5

    Job Code: IEBC/2/2015

  • Manyatta town Constituency
  • Galole Constituency
  • Kitui East Constituency
  • Nyakach Constituency
  • North Horr Constituency
  • Laikipia East Constituency
  • Isiolo South Constituency
  • Dadaab Constituency
  • Emgwen Constituency
  • Mandera South Constituency
  • Ganze Constituency
  • Kiharu Constituency
  • Kajiado East Constituency

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide management support, develop and oversee the implementation of strategies, policies, plans and budgets at the constituency level while ensuring the alignment of these to the regional and overall Commission strategies,
  • Ensure that election operation activities at the constituency level comply with internal controls and budget restrictions,
  • Ensure provision of administrative support services at the constituency level including distribution of election materials, transport management, implementation of security policies and protocols and ensuring the safe custody of the Commission’s assets,
  • Be responsible for sound financial management and prudent use of all Commission funds at constituency level in line with commission’s financial policies,
  • Liaise with the Regional Election Coordinator to implement training programmes for registration and election officials at the constituency level,
  • Identify, inspect suitable polling, nominations and tallying centers.
  • Liaise with regional administrative and security officials at the constituency level to ensure safety of Commission Assets including warehouses,
  • Undertake the verification, compilation and revision of Constituency voter’s register as required by law from time to time,
  • Liaise with political parties with respect to elections and related activities,
  • Develop accountability measures, monitor the performance indicators at the constituency levels and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports,
  • Be the Returning Officer during elections and during voter registration the Voter Registration Officer.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum undergraduate degree from a recognized university,
  • A minimum of Six (6) years working experience in management in a large organization,
  • Proven experience in results-based management, monitoring and evaluation or managing election process is an added advantage,
  • Must be computer literate and should possess good negotiation, planning and coordination skills,
  • Additional training, professional qualifications and experience of fieldwork will be an advantage,
  • Must be a resident of the Constituency he/she is applying to be considered,
  • Must be computer literate.

    5. Director Audit, Risk and Compliance

    Grade 3

    Job Code IEBC/1/2015

    This role is responsible for advising the Commission on key risk areas and their implications on the activities of the Commission and ensuring that the Commission complies with regulatory and operational requirements.

    A key part of this role is ensuring the development and implementation of an institutional framework to deliver on Commission’s mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure implementation of the audit, risk and compliance strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
  • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor the performance indicators for the risk and audit departments,
  • Oversee the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for risk management and audit departments,
  • Develop risk based audit plans to cover all Commission activities and to ensure it meets Commission expectations,
  • Coordinate the execution of periodic independent risk based audits in respect of all operations, systems and financial records and present the audit reports to the relevant Commission committee,
  • Oversee the design and execution of ad hoc or investigative audits on specific areas or programmes as advised by the Commission and provide independent reports to the relevant Commission committee,
  • Follow up audit and investigation recommendations to ensure implementation of agreed corrective action,
  • Oversee the development and implementation of risk management and compliance work plans,
  • Lead the identification of key risk areas, review risk analysis reports and advise the Commission on potential risk areas that require remediation,
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum of an Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration /Management, Accounting/Finance or any other relevant area.
  • A relevant Masters degree would be an added advantage,
  • Must possess CPA(K), CIA and CISA professional qualifications and in good standing,
  • Minimum ten years managerial experience, five of which are at senior management level in audit or enterprise risk management.
  • A demonstrated track record in the provision of risk management and compliance services.
  • A good understanding of the electoral process is an added advantage,
  • Leadership and people management skills,
  • Strategy development and execution,
  • Planning and coordination skills,
  • Problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills,
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment.

    Integrity Clearance

    In addition to the qualifications set above, the applicants must further meet and get the following clearances:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs eg LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc.
  • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau.

    Security Clearance

    All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS).

    Application Submissions

    Interested candidates are requested to submit their duly completed application together with up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

    Applicants must indicate the Job code and title on the top left corner of the envelope.

    Those applying for constituency or Regional positions must also indicate the Region or Constituency on the top left corner of the envelope.

    Applications and supporting documents shall be:

    i. Hand delivered to the IEBC CEO/CS, 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi: and/or

    ii. Send via Post Office to

    Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC),
    P O Box 45371-00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Applications must reach IEBC by 15th May 2015.

    M-KOPA Solar Jobs in Kenya

    KenolKobil Job Vacancies in Kenya

    KenolKobil is a leading Oil Marketer in Africa with its Head Office in Kenya and a vibrant regional presence with strong subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi.

    We invite qualified individuals to submit applications for the following vacant positions:

    1. Lubricant Sales Representative

    KenolKobil Limited seeks to recruit suitable qualified individuals for the position of Lubricants Sales Representative in our Special Products Department based in Kenya.

    Qualifications

    1. A Holder of Bachelor’s Degree in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Physics

    2. Work Experience in the following Areas would be an added advantage

  • Busy Industrial organization preferable in maintenance
  • A motorcycle franchise
  • Transport or fleet accounts in maintenance

    3. Lubricants sales in a busy organization.

    2. Operations Trainee

    We are looking for an Operations Trainee to join the Operations and Projects Development Department.

    The program is designed to provide trainees with a unique and valuable experience to develop into future leadership roles within the organization.

    Personal Requirements

  • Must be a First Degree holder in engineering, preferably in Mechanical Engineering from a reputable organization.
  • At least Two (2) years working experience in the oil industry or depot operations.
  • High proficiency in computer skills
  • Ability to prepare and present reports.
  • Good customer relations and interactive skills
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work in a team
  • High integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to travel widely and be posted to any location in the country.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate Product dispatches and Loading.
  • Ensure full documentation, approvals and accounting of all loaded products including sealing of loaded trucks.
  • Timely receipting of all receivables.
  • Manage Counter Sales and Reseller accounts at depot level.
  • Carrying out truck inspection and ensure conformance with required standards.

    3. Sales Representatives

    (Retail / Commercial / LPG / K-Card)

    KenolKobil Limited seeks to recruit suitable qualified individual(s) for the position of Sales Representative in our Marketing and Fuel Business Development Department based in Kenya.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Marketing, Mechanical Engineering or Business Administration with a strong academic record, not less than an upper second class honours division or equivalent GPA.
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Sales & Marketing skills
  • High proficiency in computer skills

    Required Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Results oriented – a proven “self-starter”
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to think strategically about issues and develop thoughtful recommendations and action plans
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of Integrity and honesty
  • Willing to travel widely and be posted to any location in the country

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new business against set targets
  • Manage existing business in line with company regulations.
  • Accurate record keeping and provision of timely reports to supervisor.
  • Management of market intelligence.
  • Efficient territory management to maximize sales volume.
  • Credit management in line with company policy.

    4. Accounts Assistant

    We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our Accounts & Finance Department.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A degree in Financial Accounting / Commerce
  • CPA professional qualifications
  • Proficiency in accounting
  • At least 2 years experience in a busy Accounts Department
  • Strong aptitude for mathematics
  • High/ excellent proficiency in computer knowledge/ skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethics
  • Ability to function effectively within a team setup
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good business acumen

    5. Public Relations Officer

    Key Qualifications and Competences:

  • University degree; Postgraduate qualification in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Good People and Communication skills
  • Good Event Management Skills
  • Good Media Management Skills

    Duties:

  • Build and position KenolKobil locally and internationally to become a major brand in Africa.
  • Improve and promote the Corporate Slogan, Cares for You!!
  • Improve the corporate brand through more focused CSR activities.
  • Improve internal information dissemination and communication related to Public Relations.
  • Direct the KenolKobil corporate brand to contribute positively to the economic development of the communities it does business with.
  • Handle KenolKobil publications, ensuring high quality.
  • Monitor all company activities with a view to updating the company website regularly.
  • Establish reliable and strong relations with stakeholders in both the media and corporate world.
  • Create appropriate customer-focused advertisements.
  • Feature Management profiles and interviews in local magazines/papers as a way of improving corporate image.

    If you fit the qualifications and attributes above please e-mail your C.V and cover letter to hr@ke.kenolkobil.com.

    Please indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject line.

    All applications must be submitted by Thursday 30th April, 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Busara Center Field Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

    Kickstart RCT Project

    Job Title: Field Officer

    Start Date: 7th May 2015

    Location: Different Counties

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

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

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

    About the Project:

    Busara is working with KickStart international and ChildFund to conduct a randomized control study in Machakos, Kiambu, Kitui, Murang’a, Tharaka-Nithi, Meru and Embu counties.

    This study aims to test whether providing smallholder farmers in Kenya with manual irrigation pumps improves their livelihoods with regards to income, time use, consumption, wealth, as well as female empowerment.

    The study will run for a period of 4 weeks.

    Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

    General Field Officer Duties

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

    Key Requirements:

    Required

  • Should be a Diploma or Degree holder in social sciences
  • A Kenyan citizen residing in either of the following counties Machakos, Kitui, Kiambu, Murang'a, Tharaka- Nithi, Meru, Embu
  • Should be very fluent in the local language
  • Should be computer literate
  • Should have experience in data collection in the field
  • Should have good communication skills both written and verbal.

    Desired

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

    To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “RCT Name of County”: REF NO: BU-2015-04-23”.

    Only online applications shall be considered.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline to Apply: 29th April 2015


    Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) Jobs in Korogocho (Nairobi) and Garissa, Kenya

    Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on Child Rights.

    To support the development of its Child Protection Programme (1) in Korogocho, Nairobi County and (2) in Garissa, Garissa County.

    Tdh is encouraging Kenyan Nationals to apply for the positions of:

    Child Protection Project Manager

    2 positions

    Reporting to: Child Protection Programme Manager

    Duty station: 1. Korogocho, Nairobi County;

    2. Garissa, Garissa County

    Contract Duration: 12 months (with 3-month probation period)

    Main Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible, under the supervision of the Child Protection Programme Manager, for all aspects of the implementation of the Child Protection project (1) in Korogocho, and (2) in Garissa.
  • To manage, mentor and train a team of CP professionals and community workers.
  • To coordinate with the project heads of programme activities to ensure regular assessment of project needs and adequate follow up of extremely vulnerable cases.
  • To develop collaboration and participate in coordination with the local authorities such as the Sub- County Children Officer, the LAC’s, AAC’s, parents, operational partners, and services in order to establish a proper child protection referral system.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum university degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in projects supporting children (social work, child protection, psychosocial, education, etc.).
  • Experience working in a low income community context and knowledge of Behaviour Change techniques and approaches; or in refugee settings and managing child protection in emergencies programs is a plus (as applicable to area of work).
  • Management of project funds
  • Team management experience (5-10 subordinates).
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Hands-on experience in training and mentorship of staff
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali language (for Garissa) is a plus.

    2. Senior Social Worker

    1 Position

    Reporting to: Child Protection Project Manager

    Duty Station: Korogocho, Nairobi County

    Contract Duration: 1 year (with 3-month probation period)

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the identification, reporting, referrals and follow-up of cases as part of the case management intervention
  • Responsible for individual, group and community interventions requiring professional case management and psychosocial support
  • Leads and plans for BIA and BID
  • Leads planning for family visits, mediation and follow-up of triages
  • Responsible for data validation and reporting to database officer and project manager
  • Leads and supports psychosocial sessions with individual children and families
  • Helps to determine progress by indicator of individual cases in the Tdh caseload
  • Supports awareness raiding activities and organizes Tdh child rights campaigns
  • Works closely with AAC, LAC, and Sub-county Children’s officer

    Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work, Community Development.
  • Minimum 3 years’ inexperience Social work or working with children, women and communities at grass root level
  • Knowledge of case management and case management processes
  • Team work
  • Innovation.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong training experience required.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Good computer skills: MS Word and Excel.

    3. Database Officer

    1 Position

    Reporting to: Child Protection Project Manager

    Duty Station: Korogocho, Nairobi County

    Contract Duration: 1 year (with 3-month probation period)

    Main responsibilities:

  • In charge of elaborating, developing, follow-up and improvement of data collection tools and the database in support of the case management needs of the project
  • Updates on a regular basis as required the case management database and indicator follow-up document based on trainings, and activities conducted
  • Trains and supports social workers and volunteers and partners in filling in required forms and coordinates data updates, reviews and reports with the team
  • Supports baseline and evaluation exercises with data records tools and develops data analysis reports
  • Develops network to facilitate data sharing as per regulations

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in IT and training in data management.
  • Minimum 3 years’ inexperience in data management
  • Knowledge of case management and case management processes
  • Team work
  • Innovation.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong training experience required.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Good computer skills: MS Word and Excel.

    4. Child Protection Senior Officer

    1 Position

    Reporting to: Child Protection Project Manager

    Duty Station: Garissa, Garissa County

    Contract Duration: 1 year (with 3-month probation period)

    Main Responsibilities:

  • On-job training of CP staff on case management (including BID).
  • Daily coordination of case management activities in Garissa township.
  • Supervision of Psychosocial Assistant and Social Workers in the in the Garissa project.
  • Active networking with authorities and Garissa-based partners as part of the referral mechanism.
  • Organizing and conducting training for partners.
  • Participate in needs assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the Child Protection Program strategy for the Garissa township and community
  • Take part in weekly internal case conference meetings
  • Represent Tdh at Garissa level case management and coordination meetings.
  • Develop field reports on a periodic basis.
  • Support documentation activities in the project by development of case studies and best practices from the field.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in case management.
  • Experience in the Case Management Process and knowledge of BID/BIA
  • Team management experience.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong training experience required.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.
  • Good computer skills: MS Word and Excel.

    Application Modalities:

    Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered).

    The Application can be emailed to kenya@tdh.ch

    Closing date for these positions is 11th May 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview.

    Candidates should be available for the written test between 18th and 30th May 2015 in Nairobi/ Garissa.

    Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

    Tdh is an equal opportunity employer.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    Horizon Contact Centers Quality Assurance Analyst Job in Kenya

    Position: Quality Assurance Analyst

    Reporting to: Service Delivery Manager - Training and Quality

    Job Summary:

    Horizon Contact Centers is a fully on demand International Contact Center and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Company, with a world-class facility within Nairobi, Kenya fully enabled to service the global market by deploying the best of breed technology to run its operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The Quality Analyst is responsible of evaluating, monitoring and developing overall agent performance while ensuring the quality of all customer support activities meets the client standards expectations within the assigned line of service.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the following areas:
  • Ensuring staff are adhering to set out service line processes and procedures as per client expectations.
  • Listen and evaluate calls to ensure that quality standards are met.
  • Identify and propose ideas and solutions to improve quality at individual and group level as well as improvement on overall performance KPIs.
  • Analyse QA performance trends and conduct daily coaching sessions with agents while providing effective developmental feedback.
  • Schedule performance meeting with Team leaders Provide QA feedback on previous day's performance in pre-shift meeting.
  • Compile weekly testing process on Call flow, products and objection handling and complaints handling based on QA results generated.
  • Assist Team leaders with floor coverage to provide agents with support on customer queries and handling escalated calls.
  • Provide support to new agents through coaching.
  • Compile and prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner and in accordance with approved reporting standards.
  • Provide feedback to the QA Supervisor on areas that will improve quality, productivity and procedures Participate in other duties and activities as requested.

    Education and Experience:

  • A Diploma level, Degree will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience in leading teams
  • Proficient in English and Kiswahili with neutral and clear accent
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite – MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet Explorer.
  • Good understanding of Performance Management

    Key competencies and attributes:

  • Demonstrated exceptional Customer Service Skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of service line
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Attention to detail, good numerical skills and exceptional listening skills.
  • Excellent Coaching Skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a strict deadline driven environment
  • Maintains healthy team dynamics through well developed conflict management skills

    Qualified candidates to apply through our recruitment portal using the following link: Horizon Contact Centers Quality Assurance Analyst Job in Kenya , by 31st May 2015


    UNICEF Jobs Re-Advertisement in Nairobi, Kenya

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    Kenya Country Office

    Re-Advertisement

    Candidates who applied previously will be considered and need not reapply.)

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    1. Posts: Child Protection Specialist (Emergency), NO-C

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/CP/2015- 016”

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Date of Issue: 13 April 2015

    Closing Date: 26th April 2015

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection, this post is responsible for contributing to the development of a national child protection system that prevents and responds to violence, abuse and exploitation of children, including during emergency scenarios such as natural disaster and conflict through:

    (1) the development, implementation, and coordination of child protection emergency prevention and response initiatives;

    (2) within the context of systems development, contribute to the strengthening of those systems through the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience in national and county level programming; and

    (3), supporting the development and/or integration of child protection in emergency coordination mechanisms at the national and county level.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As part of a country-wide initiative towards the development of child protection systems, develop sustainable and institutionalized emergency preparedness and response capacities within government structures - at national and county levels - in accordance with the CCCs by supporting a broad spectrum of training and capacity building, including, but not limited to, Child Protection in Emergencies, Psychosocial Support (including Child Friendly Spaces), Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Gender-Based Violence, development/support to Case Management, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and demobilization of child-combatants and monitoring and reporting (as required).
  • In collaboration with UNHCR and implementing partners engaged in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, support the development and implementation of child protection interventions in accordance with the parameters set by contingency planning exercises and work plans for the refugee population
  • Responsible for arranging contracts (program cooperation agreements and special service agreements), securing standby partners, arranging for supply procurement, and in collaboration with section, ensuring appropriate management and use of emergency resources
  • With regard to the IASC cluster approach and under the auspices of humanitarian reform, ensure child protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in broader humanitarian appeals for Kenya, including FLASH, CAP, and CERF, and mainstream child protection concerns through sectors and/or clusters.
  • Within UNICEF, and as required, contribute to raising additional funds for child protection systems development and child protection in emergencies, prepare donor proposals, donor reports and/or briefing notes (including sitreps) on child protection interventions.

    Required Qualifications:

    Advanced university degree, preferably in the social sciences, law or other relevant field.

    Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in international setting or in emergency prevention and response within Kenya, including supervisory experience.
  • Emergency child protection experience with refugees and/or IDPs is required, as is experience working in conflict and natural disasters, i.e, drought/flooding.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and training experience with child protection in emergencies including psychosocial support, IDTR, Case Management, and GBV.
  • This position requires: excellent writing, analytic, and communication/diplomacy skills; supervisory experience; and a demonstrated ability to mobilize resources.
  • Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

    Please indicate: Reference No. “KCO/CP/2015- 016” in the email subject.

    2. Job Title: Child Protection Specialist, NO-C, Lodwar

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/CP/2015-019”

    Re-advertisement of VA # KCO/CP/2015-04

    Temporary Appointment: (364 Days)

    Date of Issue: 21 April 2015

    Closing Date: 28th April 2015

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), based in Lodwar Zonal Office.

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office, Lodwar Zonal Office and Outcome Lead on Child Protection in Nairobi (for child protection technical reporting) this post is to specifically support the County governments in the four counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu and Baringo to identify gaps in children services; strengthening coordination of the emergency child protection programmes and contribute to overall strengthening of the child protection systems including upscaling of case management for children at the Kakuma refugee camp.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of programme support of UNICEF child protection actions in Turkana as per the UNICEF-Government of Kenya (GOK) Country Programme (2014-’18) and Child Protection Rolling Work Plan (2014-’16).
  • This includes working with county level government; preparing and monitoring joint activities; development of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) -in collaboration with NGO partners, and assist in the management and monitoring of these.
  • Monitor implementation, proper utilization and liquidations of funds as appropriate.
  • In close collaboration with partners, identify gaps in children’s services and make recommendations on alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery in line with UNICEF overall strategy in the Turkana area, and as per the UN Joint Programme in Turkana.
  • Facilitate and support strengthening of child protection coordination for Turkana area through active participation in appropriate child protection networks; advocacy and policy dialogue on child protection with local government and non-governmental partners.
  • Support UNICEF Lodwar Zonal office through the Turkana Gender and Child Protection Network (TGCPN) in the operations of the Turkana Wellness Centre, including the follow up to the launch of the Child Marriage case study report and work with partners to develop a draft strategy to reduce child marriage in Turkana County.
  • With regards to the IACS cluster approach and under the auspices of humanitarian reform ensure child protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in the broader humanitarian appeals, including FLASH, CAP and CERF and mainstream child protection concerns through sectors and/or clusters.
  • As required, contribute to the development of funding proposals, donor reports, progress and annual reports, as well as regular SitReps on child protection in emergencies.

    Required Qualifications: Advanced Degree in social sciences, law or other related technical field specifically pertaining to protection issues concerning children and women.

    Experience:

  • At least five years of progressively responsible technical experience in child protection and emergency preparedness and response in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in working with government and non-governmental partners in a challenging environment.
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related technical field specifically pertaining to protection issues affecting children and women.
  • 3-5 years of emergency experience, preferably with exposure to both UNICEF and UNHCR protection and child protection.
  • Knowledge of programming for IDTR, psycho social support, GBV prevention and response and other interventions described above; must have practical technical knowledge and experience carrying out necessary training.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Language of the duty station an asset. Leadership, teamwork and high interpersonal capabilities.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills as well as adequate computer operation skills.
  • Willing to live and work in difficult conditions and travel extensively at the field level.
  • Language: Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.

    Please indicate: Reference No. “KCO/CP/2015-019” in the email subject.

    3. Health Specialist (MCNH), NO-C, Post#90644

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/HLTH/2015 - 015

    Duty Station: Lodwar

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Date of Issue: 13 April 2015

    Closing Date: 26th April 2015

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position Lodwar Filed Office of UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief Field Office, the MNCH Specialist and the overall guidance of the Health Specialist MNH the incumbent will manage the UNICEF support to the county government and its partners to implement policy, strengthen capacities required for the provision of MNCH services, within the framework of the devolved system of governance.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Support MNCH coordination at the sub-national level:

    Under the guidance of the head of the Field office and the Health specialists in Nairobi, participate and support in relevant county coordination meetings, document decisions made, and update the overall project work-plan accordingly.

    Relay any resulting management decisions to colleagues in the Nairobi Office;

    Keep abreast of public health developments in the county that could have an impact on the MNCH Program (positive or negative) and proactively propose how to respond to these developments;

    Working closely with the M&E team under his/her supervision, ensure that relevant and accurate information is available for partners as needed.

    Oversee financial disbursements and supply requisitions:

  • Working closely with the Programme Assistant, supply and finance divisions, and national office staff, review and initiate MOH and partner requests for cash transfers and reports on fund utilization from the county;
  • Update the MNH Specialist regularly on fund utilization status. Based on needs assessments, and with assistance from the supply division, support the county level to prepare supply requisitions and monitor delivery;
  • While the Assurance Officer and supply Unit colleagues will conduct end-user monitoring of supplies, the MNCH Officer should also monitor the placement and use of UNICEF-purchased supplies in the region.
  • Ensure related UNICEF and collaborating partners staff comply with UNICEF’s financial rules including emergency fast-track procedures;
  • In close collaboration with Operations and Supply staff, regularly monitor and report on use of related supplies and other resources donated to the government and non-government partners;
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to maintain sound internal controls, supportive of specific health interventions as well as to ensure accountability.

    Maintain MNCH work-plan:

  • Based on regular reports received from the Assurance Officer and M&E Team, and on feedback obtained directly from the field and partners, maintain the overall project work-plan and proactively propose solutions to delays or other implementation challenges.
  • Work closely with field staff and MOH colleagues to prepare county-specific work-plans and suitable budgets, and regularly track progress through both reports received from colleagues and direct field visits.
  • The officer will be expected to document and disseminate lessons learned while implementing country-specific capacity building activities.

    Additionally, in the region he or she will apply his/her technical expertise to;

  • Ensure UNICEF, government and non-government staff apply right-based approaches to programming and humanitarian principles;
  • Promote the quality of rights-based Health programmes through the formulation of programme goals and strategies and approaches.

    Partnerships and leveraging resources

  • Maintain close working relationships with other related UNICEF sectors, particularly nutrition, HIV, WASH, and programme communication;
  • Coordinate with related UNICEF national Health specialists to ensure strategies are aligned with national, regional and global strategies;
  • Establish active and participatory partnerships with related Health sector stakeholders (Government, WHO, other UN agencies, NGOs and bilateral agencies) and interact with them at different stages of Health programme design and implementation and identify opportunities for leveraging resources to be brought to the attention of MNH Specialist in Nairobi;
  • Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration (Child Health and Community Health
  • Services with other programme colleagues for the systematic delivery of an integrated package of MNCH services.

    Generate progress reports and support donor visits:

    Under his/her supervision, the M&E and PHO will be responsible for generating draft progress reports every six months.

    The MNCH Officer will be responsible for reviewing and finalizing these reports, based on his or her direct knowledge of the overall situation at national and county levels, and his or her relationship with the donor agencies.

    The MNCH officer shall also oversee all donor visits to the field, through close collaboration with others in the field office.

    Required Qualifications:

    Advanced University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.

    Experience:

  • At least five years progressive experience in public health or related field with focus on maternal and child survival and development programs.
  • Experience working with National and Regional government will be an asset
  • Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

    Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/HLTH/2015 - 015 ” in the email subject.

    Competencies:

    Core Values (Required)

    i) Commitment

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [II]
  • Working with People [II]
  • Drive for Results [II]

    iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
  • Leading and Supervising [I]
  • Analyzing [III]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]

    How to Apply

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their P11 (look at; UNICEF Jobs Re-Advertisement in Nairobi, Kenya to download), curriculum vitae, P11 (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

    The Human Resources Manager

    UNICEF Kenya Country Office
    Email address: kenhrvacanciesC@unicef.org

    “Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

    UNICEF practices zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

    UNICEF office is a smoke-free environment


    Family Media TV Studio Manager, Presenters, Producers / Directors and Camera Person Jobs in Kenya

    Family Media is the fastest growing Christian media house in Africa.

    It prides itself in providing a message of hope and care to its audiences through Jesus Christ.

    Our mission is to keep Jesus on the airwaves.

    To achieve our mandate, we wish to hire the following:

    1. TV Studio Manager

    We are looking for a candidate who is able to demonstrate an interest in, and ability to understand, how broadcast technical equipment works and have a strong background in live studio productions and recorded programmes.

    Qualifications:

  • Well experienced in Tri-caster and studio camera operations, sound operations, vision mixing, TV lighting and floor managing
  • Well-versed in handling cameras and able to direct TV shows
  • Be available and work flexible hours
  • Be a team player, work well with others and excel under pressure

    2. Presenter for Radio Programs

    Requirements:

  • Have good command of English and vocal properties
  • Have good pronunciation and diction of English words
  • Knowledge in different musical styles and performers
  • Have basic technical skills in operating broadcast equipment
  • Good at planning and research
  • Be able to work well under pressure
  • 30 years and above

    3. Presenter with a journalistic background for the reading of news on radio and TV. Family Media is looking for hardworking, mature responsible individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to gather, write scripts and edit news items
  • Ability to identify news-worthy items
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English/Kiswahili
  • Ability to present news items well
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Diploma or Degree or an equivalent in Mass Communication or a related discipline

    4. Producers / Directors Requirements

  • Strong Christian Background
  • Degree or Diploma in Mass Communication or in a related field
  • 3 years and above experience as a Producer
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Very Creative
  • Must have strong time management and listening skills and have an eye for good quality production
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Be able to make solid judgements and decisions in a timely manner.

    5. Journalists / Camera Person

    Family Media is looking for hardworking, mature responsible individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Mass Communication or in a related field
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Possess good camera skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Be a good team player
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deliver results on time

    Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and a copy of resume to hr@familymedia.tv by 29th May 2015.


    Credit Bank Credit Jobs in Kenya

    Credit Bank is an established commercial bank and is rapidly expanding its network.

    The Bank is keen on strengthening its business development and credit units in Kenya.

    We seek to recruit highly competent, focused, self-driven and motivated employees with strong credential and relevant work experience to fill the positions below.

    1. Credit Administration & Monitoring Officers (Head Office)

    Ref: HRCO/002/2015

    Reporting to the Chief Manager Credit, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that the credit portfolio is not impaired.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Pro-active monitoring of credit performance to ensure timely repayment.
  • Monitoring compliance by the Relationship Team of the credit approval conditions e.g. securities, insurance, valuations, covenants, financial information, etc.
  • Reviewing loans and limits maintained in the system to ensure they are booked as per the approval terms. i.e. amounts, interest rates and repayment period, etc. and initiating corrective action where required;
  • Preparation of Credit Reports for daily, weekly and monthly review of portfolio at risk.
  • Maintain an effective Early Warning reporting System of credit impairments and taking corrective action.
  • Able to evaluate risk, monitor and ensure that loan recovery is carried out timely and in an efficient manner.
  • Liaising with the bank’s Legal Department and outside debt recovery agents to ensure timely action where default is identified.
  • Propose and implement work up procedures for impaired loans.
  • Management of the NPA portfolio.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Holder of Bachelors degree in a business related field.
  • Credit management qualifications will be added advantage
  • 3 years banking experience, 2 of which should be in Credit Administration or Credit Management.
  • Must be self-driven; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organization and negotiation skills.
  • Creative, ambitious, self-driven and results-oriented with an understanding of performance driven business.

    2. Branch Credit Officers

    Ref: HRC0/001/2015

    Reporting to the Branch Manager, the incumbents will manage the credit function of the branch efficiently and effectively in order to ensure that it is a profitable line of business and that the organization is not exposed to risks.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Market and grow the credit portfolio
  • Process loan application from customers
  • Monitor the performance of the loan portfolio
  • Ensure proper credit administration and loan recovery.

    Minimum qualification and experience required:

  • Bachelors degree in commerce / finance or related field
  • Professional qualification such as diploma in cooperative management, diploma in micro credit, CPA is a plus
  • Must currently hold a similar position with minimum 2 years relevant work experience
  • Must be able to understand and implement credit processes
  • Must be customer-service oriented

    3. Relationship Officers

    Ref: HRRO/001/2015

    Reporting to the Head of Sales, the incumbents will grow the business by recruiting and retaining customers while maximizing returns through cross selling and high standards of customer service.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively market and generate business through client recruitment, training, deposit mobilization and disbursement.
  • Undertake regular calls and visits to customers to ensure effective relationship management.
  • Maintain up to date records of all customer visits for all customer segments.
  • Cross sell all products and services to both existing and potential clients.
  • Actively take part in business growth initiatives including marketing activities, new business sign ups, new partnerships etc.
  • Prepare credit appraisals and present to the Branch Credit Committee meetings.
  • Address all customer queries within stipulated Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Monitor the portfolio quality on daily basis and proactively institute remedial actions.
  • Maintain sound relationships with clients, partners, and institutions with MOUs including the general public

    Minimum Qualification & Experience Required:

  • University Degree preferably in a business related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Banking with exposure to some or all of the following functions: Sales (Personal / Business / Retail), Relationship Management,
  • Treasury and Customer Service.
  • Experience in Credit analysis and Administration will be an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong networks.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, organization and execution skills.

    4. Relationship Managers

    Ref. HRRM/001/2015

    Reporting to the Head of Sales, the incumbent will manage and sustain a portfolio of both Asset and Liability Customers, building long term relationships founded on efficient and reliable support for their business.

    S/he will also execute integrated sales, relationship, and credit strategies that are aligned with the banking business plan to achieve desired revenue and service hurdles.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Sales:

  • Proactively source, grow, own and support team’s portfolio profitability by identifying new and existing customer potential in the commercial space, including sales opportunities and new product promotion initiatives.
  • Achieve personal production goals by expanding existing relationships and acquiring new business through referrals from existing clients, while utilising effective calling techniques and leveraging banks products and services.
  • Make call visits focused on generating business from prospective clients.
  • Follow up with solid, on-time proposals and close sales with efficiency and efficacy.
  • Probe within customer base for needs and opportunities to cross-sell to other business segments Establish credibility and overall profitability for the Bank and the Client by the skilful application of specialist knowledge to deal with diverse client environments and provide qualified leads to relevant areas within the bank, e.g. Treasury and Trade Finance
  • Fully accountable for the relationship with the client, which incorporates integrating and coordinating all contact between the Bank and the client.
  • Formulate business development strategies and objectives to meet changing market needs including where necessary strengthening cross border relationships with clients operating in more than one country.
  • Pro-actively research competitive threats/opportunities within the team’s market and geographical area
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to risk service standards.
  • Ensure compliance from a KYC and AML standpoint to minimise reputation risk on the part of the bank.

    2. Service:

  • Maintain customer advocacy and client retention by providing exceptional customer service in every customer transaction.
  • Resolve customer complaints/issues promptly and effectively.
  • Communicate all key messages to customers including agreed service standards, negotiated pricing, relationship team contact points and new product changes.
  • Interface with counterparts in different segments (e.g. consumer banking, trade services, treasury) to ensure ongoing communication with regard to existing and future customer needs.
  • Pipeline tracking and monitoring.
  • Adhere to operational controls, including legal, corporate, and regulatory procedures to ensure the safety and security of customer and bank assets.

    Minimum Qualification & Experience Required:

  • Degree in any business related subject
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in relationship and/or client management
  • Strong selling and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-driven individual requiring little or minimal supervision
  • Exceptional relationship skills
  • Credit risk skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Ambitious and committed to customer service and excellence
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation e.g. KYC, Anti-Money Laundering, banking code, service standards etc.

    How to Apply

    If you believe that you have the required qualifications and experience to fill in the above positions, kindly send your detailed resume together with a cover letter clearly indicating the Ref number to reach the undersigned by 30th April 2015

    Head of Human Resources
    Credit Bank Limited,
    P.O. Box 61064-00200,
    Nairobi

    Or

    Email career@creditbankltd.co.ke Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Credit Bank Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

    Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified Kenyan Nationals irrespective of age, gender, race or disability.

    All applications will be treated on merit basis through fair and open competition.


    StarTimes Key Account Manager Job in Kenya

    StarTimes Media (Kenya) Co. Ltd

    Job Title: Key Account Manager

    Department: Advertising

    Reports to: Global Advertising-HQ Beijing

    Job Purpose: To service National and Regional accounts, identify new business opportunities, build and maintain relationships

    Objective of the position:

    StarTimes seeks to appoint a suitably qualified individual to assume the role of Head of Air Time Sales in Kenya, to manage the output of a team of Break Schedulers, Commercial Acceptance Officers, Internal Sales Teams, Strategists and all other relevant positions within airtime sales department.

    Advert Product to sell:

  • Electronic Program Guide Advert on StarTimes platform
  • StarTimes Pan-Africa Channels’ Airtime
  • Manage and maintain client relations
  • Recruit more clients on the StarTimes advertising platform
  • Other advert resource
  • Target customers
  • Agencies
  • Direct customers which mean the marketing or branding department of brands
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Government customers

    Qualifications / Skills / Competencies

  • A graduate in Marketing, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a relevant degree from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years advert sales experience, performance good
  • For manager position, have experience in leading a sales team
  • Good-looking, good-manners, appropriate dressing.
  • A good understanding of Advert Business.
  • Know the agencies’ workflow clearly.
  • Have great network in the industry.
  • Great ambition in earning more money from commission.
  • Have a private car that can be used when visit customers.
  • Working knowledge of all the television data
  • Understanding of a multi-channel environment
  • Understanding the digital migration concept
  • Can use computer and Office software well.

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to jobs@startimes.co.ke, by 31st May 2015.

    Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Regional Technical Supervisors Jobs in Central, Marsabit and Turkana Kenya - Livestock Sector Social Enterprise

    Vacancy: Regional Technical Supervisor

    3 Positions

    Our client is a leading social enterprise operating in the livestock sector in Kenya with the aim of revolutionizing the provision of livestock and veterinary services to pastoralists and farmers in Kenya by creating a more sustainable service delivery model.

    With over 4 year’s business presence in Kenya and with over 85 franchises and 95 outlets all over the country, they are looking to hire a proactive and dynamic professionals to join their team as a Regional Technical Supervisor.

    This role will report directly to the Regional Operations Manager and will be based in Central Province, Marsabit and Turkana.

    Job Purpose / Summary:

    The Regional Technical Supervisor will be responsible for managing the regional business hubs, ensuring timely delivery to franchisees, coordinating farmer training, and providing franchisees with advice which will enable them to run successful businesses as well as manage and oversee activities of the franchises to deliver profitable retail units.

    S/He will be responsible for recruiting new franchisees and coordinating franchises meeting and trainings, introduction of new products and innovation and managing the supply chain to the last mile

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all shop, van sales, franchisee and extension activities in the region and report on progress every week
  • Ensure the shop and the Franchisees are well stocked and managed with optimum stock levels and no product expiries or damages
  • Recommend training needs for staff, franchisees and farmers, identify business opportunities for the region and communicate progress in each weekly report.
  • Recruit and manage franchisees, ensure all required documentations are. Prepare sales and activity forecast with each franchisee and follow up to ensure 100% monthly target achievement.
  • Ensure all franchisees trade and operate within set trading terms. No overdue debts, non-invoiced sales.
  • Coordinate and facilitate franchisee and farmer activities
  • Ensure 100% target achievement on all business units and field activities.
  • Ensure daily manual sales summaries are completed for the van and the shop Account for all field expenses within 24 hours of expenditure.
  • Ensure all company vehicles in the region are well managed and serviceable
  • Ensure stock take is done on the last day of every month

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related
  • 3 years’ experience in agronomy with a strong bias in business management with a focus on key accounts management, relationship management and accounting.
  • Must have 2 years experience in sales and marketing.
  • Relevant experience as an agronomist or veterinary will be an added advantage
  • Ability to speak local languages for the regions mentions will be an advantage.
  • Residents are encouraged to apply.
  • Understanding of the agricultural sector and in particular small scale farmers
  • Able to articulate and appreciate the challenges of small enterprises and has had previous experience in their management
  • Relationship management and Key account management skills and experience

    Personal Attributes

  • Business focus and acumen
  • Proactive
  • Dynamic
  • Person of integrity
  • Salary Budget: KShs. 100,000 Basic plus benefits

    How to Apply:

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

    Please see; Regional Technical Supervisors Jobs in Central, Marsabit and Turkana Kenya to apply online before close of business 30th April 2015.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    Solidarites International Final Project Evaluation Consultancy in Galgaduud Region, Central Somalia

    Terms of Reference

    Final Project Evaluation: “WASH and Food Security support for drought and conflict affected populations in Galgaduud Region, Central Somalia”

    Country: Somalia

    Project title: WASH and Food Security support for drought and conflict affected populations in Galgaduud Region, Central Somalia

    Location: Adaado and Abudwak Districts in Galgaduud Region

    Starting date: 1st June 2015

    Duration of the field mission: 14 days

    Time dedicated to the desk review: 2 days

    Time dedicated to report writing: 5 days

    Under responsibility of: Country Director

    Presentation of Solidarites International

    Solidarites International (SI) is an international non-governmental organization which provides humanitarian assistance to population affected by natural disaster or man-made crisis.

    For over 30 years, SI has concentrated its action on meeting three vital needs: Water, Food and Shelter.

    In the Horn of Africa, SI is currently implementing Food Security, Water and Sanitation projects in Somalia and Kenya.

    SI began its intervention in Galgaduud Region in 2010.

    SI’s current program includes;

    training of community animal health workers for the treatment and deworming of 150,000 Livestock, refresher training of 20 community animal health workers (CAHWs), Support of 300 farmers in agricultural production in Abudwak and Adaado districts, Solid waste management through support of 19 women, youth and IDP groups, provision of 1,000 long lasting insecticides mosquito nets (LLITN’s) to pregnant women and families with children under 5 years of age, Hygiene behaviour change activities, based on PHAST methodology including training of 20 hygiene mentors, pre-positioning of water treatment stocks of PUR/chlorine/buckets/soap targeting 3,000 households vulnerable host and IDP’s at high risk of AWD/cholera outbreaks and provision of emergency water supply through vouchers for 3,000 households.

    Targeted beneficiaries of SI’s program include protracted and recent IDPs, drought affected pastoralists, agro-pastoral farmers and marginalized clan communities.

    Presentation of the project / programme to be evaluated

    Background:

    Solidarites International (SI) is implementing an OFDA funded project on WASH and Food Security support for drought and conflict affected populations in Adaado and Abudwak Districts in Galgaduud Region, Central Somalia.

    The region has continued to suffer from a range of issues including: long standing clan disputes and conflict, recurrent drought, food insecurity, fluctuating food prices, poor alternative livelihood options, water shortage, poor infrastructure, limited presence of humanitarian actors among other issues.

    These multiple shocks have compromised community early recovery and coping mechanisms and has left majority of the population vulnerable and depending on external humanitarian support.

    SI is implementing OFDA funded project that aims at addressing serious emergency needs of targeted drought and conflict affected host and IDPs communities through provision of Food Security and WASH interventions in support of the most vulnerable populations.

    The support include; protection of the population’s livelihood assets, improving access to safe water, environmental health and good hygiene practices.

    Implementation of this project is based on SI vast experience in pastoral context and on good relationship established with the target population in Adaado and Abudwak Districts since SI started operating in May 2010.

    Project Outline:

  • Sector Name: Agriculture and Food security
  • Sub –Sector Name: Livestock
  • Training of Community Animal Health Workers for the treatment and deworming of 150,000 Livestock
  • Refresher Training of 20 community animal health workers (CAHWs)
  • Sub sector : Agricultural Production/ Food Security Seed Systems and Agricultural Inputs
  • Support in agricultural production in Abudwak and Adaado districts (targeting 300 farmers)

    Sector Name: Water, Sanitation and hygiene

  • Sub-sector Name: Environmental health
  • Solid waste management through support of 19 women, youth and IDP groups
  • Provision of 1,000 long lasting insecticides mosquito nets (LLITN’s) to pregnant women and families with children under 5 years of age.
  • Sub-sector Name: Hygiene Promotion
  • Hygiene behaviour change activities, based on PHAST methodology including training of 20 hygiene mentors.
  • Sub-sector Name: Water supply Infrastructure
  • Pre-positioning of water treatment stocks of PUR/chlorine/buckets/soap targeting 3,000 household’s vulnerable host and IDP’s at high risk of AWD/cholera outbreaks.
  • Emergency water supply through vouchers for 3,000 households

    Purposes of the Evaluation

  • The purpose of this final evaluation is to evaluate the results of the project, its impact on the targeted populations and to draw lessons from the experiences and challenges as well as to set up recommendations for future programming.

    This evaluation will cover all the dynamics of the project including evaluating each and every activity as per the proposal, as well as measuring the indicators’ against the initial targets.

  • The evaluation should be triangulated with findings from baseline and monitoring surveys conducted within the project period on specific activities such as: pre and post KAP surveys, pre and post-harvest reports, Post distribution monitoring reports (LLITNS, contingency stocks etc.) and other project monitoring tools used.

  • The evaluation will further look into the performance of animal health activity (quality of drugs provided, certification of the source of the livestock drugs, knowledge on usage) and on the performance of long lasting insecticide treated nets distributed in area, in reference to particular aspects as per OFDA letter of issues outlined in the section on deliverables.

  • The evaluation should further analyse the relevance of all the implemented activities and recommend justifiable activities to appropriately address the community needs per livelihood group.

    Scope and Focus

    The evaluation will focus on the operation’s approach, the implementation process and the performance of the project.

    The project should be evaluated through the following criteria: relevance, coverage, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact, and coherence.

    Lessons learnt and recommendations for improving future programming should be made.

    A suggested action plan corresponding to each recommendation should be included in the evaluation report.

    Recommendations for the strategic orientation of the next project should be made.

    Relevance, effectiveness and sustainability criteria will be particularly focused during this evaluation.

    The evaluation must give answers to the following questions:

  • Did expected results fulfill the needs before the intervention? Where the implemented activities relevant to the needs of the populations? (relevance)
  • Do expected results meet the major current needs? (relevance)
  • Does the program cover the initially targeted population? (coverage)
  • To what extent has targeting been appropriate, taking into consideration both exclusion and inclusion errors? (relevance and coverage)
  • Are the project activities timely implemented as planned? ( effectiveness of work plan implementation)
  • If some activities have been delayed or cancelled, is there an appropriate justification (eg. External factors out of SI control)?
  • Is the time frame of the proposal respected? (effectiveness)
  • Has the project met the expected results? (effectiveness)
  • Are the monitoring tools adapted to the context and do they allow information to be delivered on time? (Effectiveness and efficiency). This aspect should also include an analysis of the comparative advantage of different monitoring tools /methods in place and whether they allow for triangulation of information and identification of problems
  • Do monitoring tools in place allow a proper measurement of the proposed indicators at the end of the project?
  • Are beneficiary feedback mechanisms in place, functional and adequate? (accountability)
  • How have the resources being utilized in the course of project implementation? (efficiency)
  • Are results of activities sustainable and to what extend? In particular, how successful were the training activities? How have the distributed animal health drugs, seeds and long lasting insecticide treated nets performed over time and how sustainable are they?
  • What negative or positive influence of the project is already realized? (impact)
  • Has the project been adapted appropriately to changing needs or context (flexibility)
  • Can the project be seen as complementary to other actions on the ground (either by SI or other stakeholders)? (coherence)
  • The evaluation should also assess the appreciation of the program by the beneficiaries as well as their participation at various levels of the project management cycle.

    Finally, the evaluation should assess how the implementation of the program is respectful of the ethic of humanitarian practice vis-à-vis the SPHERE and cluster standards and the Code of conduct for the Red Cross Movement and for NGO during emergency intervention and do no harm principles.

    Evaluation process and methods

  • The evaluation methods should be clearly outlined in the report and their appropriateness, relative to the evaluation's primary purpose, focus and users, should be explained pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the methods.
  • A description of the overall flow of the evaluation process (i.e. sequence of the key stages) should be given in the evaluation report.
  • The evaluation approach and the methods used to collect and analyze data should also be described.
  • The nature (e.g., external or mixed) and make up of the team (e.g. sectoral expertise, local knowledge, gender balance) and its appropriateness for the evaluation should be outlined.
  • The evaluation report should outline the sources of biases that might affect the evaluation and how these have been addressed.
  • The evaluation report should also present the key constraints to carrying out the evaluation (e.g. lack of access to key information sources, use of translators), and the effect of these constraints.
  • Whenever secondary sources will be referred to, the evaluator should indicate the level of reliability of the given information.
  • After the field work, the evaluation team will present and discuss with the project team the preliminary findings and the proposed recommendations.
  • A de-briefing presentation and discussion of the key findings and proposed recommendation from the evaluation will be done with coordination team in Nairobi for feedback.
  • A first draft of the evaluation report should be shared with the coordination team of Solidarites International for review and feedback before a final version is sent to the donor.

    Procedures logistics and Budget

  • The evaluation team must comply with Solidarites International’ rules and procedures related to security and relations with the media.
  • The evaluation team must respect the ethics related to evaluation practice Logistics, movement and security would be provided and organised by Solidarites International team.
  • The consultant will cater for the cost of his/her meals and for the enumerators involved in data collection at field level.

    Deliverables The evaluation report should include at least:

  • One narrative report (max 40 pages) including an executive summary (2 pages maximum).
  • A separate short report on performance of animal health drugs and long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets particularly on quality, knowledge on mounting, usage, maintenance, relevance, sustainability and impact should be provided in reference to the OFDA letter of issue content.
  • In addition, the consultant should provide an analysis of the cumulative impact realized for activities that have been implemented over time in current and previous projects such as distribution of seeds and tools, support of waste management groups and hygiene promotion approaches and suggest an appropriate exit strategy to such activities in future programming. This will necessitate sampling of some of the groups targeted in previous projects for such activities and a comparative analysis with those targeted in the current project.
  • The findings from current and previous project will measure the immediate and long term impact at least 1 year after implementation of the activity and should be clearly stated in the report.
  • A separate table summarizing the main findings and the lessons learned.
  • A separate table showing the different recommendations and tips for their implementation (who will be in charge of implementing this recommendations, when? dead line? necessary means? who will be in charge of checking that the recommendations are being implemented and when? etc.).
  • Relevant maps and photographs of the assessed zone and programme.
  • A Power point presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the evaluation must be submitted to SI in order to facilitate dissemination of the results of the evaluation to stakeholders.

    Documents of reference (on request)

  • Proposal of the project
  • Quarterly project reports
  • Current organizational chart
  • Last Activity Progress Update of the programme
  • Existing Monitoring and Evaluation tools/framework, included the post KAP report and PDM’s on WASH and Food security activities
  • Relevant maps
  • Security guidelines

    Qualifications / Experience Required

  • University degree in Project management, Water and Sanitation, Food Security or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience on humanitarian programming
  • Proven experience of project evaluation or assessment tasks in similar reduced access context (Somalia)
  • Strong methodology and writing capacity
  • Somali speaker would be an added advantage

    Note: The field work for this evaluation will require qualified consultants to access Somalia and all the locations of intervention.

    Applicants are therefore requested to present the profile (CV) of each consultant to be involved in the field work.

    The access and capacity of the field consultants will be one of the primary selection criteria for this consultancy.

    How to Apply

    Please send your proposal, highlighting the following:

  • A brief introduction of bidding firm or person, including the relevant CVs
  • Your understanding of the Terms of Reference
  • Proposed methodology and approach
  • Proposed work plan
  • Confirmation of the availability of the consultant
  • Itemized financial proposal

    Proposals, including all relevant supporting information (CV, technical and financial proposal, work plan and 3 contact references), should be sent to info@solidarites-kenya-som.org before 15th May 2015.

    Please indicate the title of the consultancy you are applying for in the title of your email.

    Only short-listed applications will be contacted.


    CORDAID Somalia Expert / Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

    CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion.

    We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts.

    We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers.

    Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim to make a difference where it is most needed.

    Together with more than 800 organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

    We do more of that in fragile contexts-where disasters often strikes and conflicts tears-up communities and where power dynamics and corruption entraps families/communities in extreme poverty.

    In order to fulfill its mandate, CORDAID is seeking for qualified competent individuals to fill the position of Somalia Expert / Business Development Manager for a period of 5 Months (June to October 2015)

    Purpose of Job:

    The Expert/Business Development Manager is responsible for exploring opportunities and developing market approach for acquisition of funds, partnerships; designing and achieving Integrated Disaster Risk Management programs and projects objectives.

    Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan Citizens with following academic and professional qualifications;

  • Academic degree or equivalent in development, humanitarian, governance, conflict studies, or related fields;
  • At least 7 years’ relevant work experience, including 3+ years’ experience working on and in Somalia
  • Practical experience with providing strategic and technical advice on community development issues and with facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Strong fundraising, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in working with communities, local civil society organizations, UN systems, government in conflict-affected states in Africa, preferably Somalia
  • Willingness to travel at least up to 25% of the time (mostly in Somalia incl. South Central);
  • Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • Proactive and able to work independently and actively engage with other team members

    The successful candidate will perform the following key roles and responsibilities;

  • Strategy: Assess contexts, trends and developments Cordaid’s Somalia Country
  • Strategy and Mechanism of delivery the same within a multi-stakeholder setup
  • Funding: Explore and create opportunities for acquisition of funds and partnerships of institutional donors, UN agencies, assess calls from donors and advise on go/no go, manage bid procedure, write tenders and maintain donor contacts
  • Programming: Design, develop and manage programs and projects that includes financial management, supporting M&E and capacity strengthening process of partners and government stakeholders
  • Analyze the need of specific knowledge with partners and clients and obtain this knowledge or seek institutions, authorities, partners who can deliver the same
  • Participate in government, donor forums and CSO networks for coordination and collaborative efforts to address various challenges and opportunities for Somalia
  • Formulate lobby strategy, work out a lobby plan and develops and deliver such activities in consultation with Country Director and partners

    How to Apply:

    Applicants meeting all the above requirements, can submit applications, certified copies of academic/professional certificates, an up to date CV, names and contacts of three referees to undersigned, not later than 12th May 2015, COB to;

    The Country Director
    Cordaid
    P O Box 40278, 00100
    Nairobi

    or by email to cordaidke@cordaid.net

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 21st May 2015, for written and oral interviews scheduled for 25th May 2015.

    CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful applicants.


    British Institute in Eastern Africa Job Openings

    British Institute in Eastern Africa Assistant Director

    Further Particulars

    Applications are invited for this full time post to be based in Nairobi on a 2 year, fixed-term contract, from June 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Applicants should have the right to work in Kenya.

    The British Institute in Eastern Africa has been active since 1960 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The Institute exists to promote research in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences within the wider region of eastern Africa – from Eritrea and Sudan in the north to Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the south, extending westwards to Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and including Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean.

    It has a strong tradition of research in anthropology, archaeology, history and linguistics, and recent projects have embraced political, environmental and development studies, geography, public health, and art and performance.

    Its renovated research centre provides work space and accommodation for researchers and visiting academics, an excellent reference library and seminar / lecture facilities.

    The Institute offers financial support and logistical assistance to research projects, and runs a graduate attachment scheme.

    The Institute publishes the journal Azania: Archaeological Research in African, the continent’s leading archaeological periodical [four issues per year] and the Journal of Eastern African Studies [four issues per year].

    Both are produced in conjunction with Taylor and Francis Ltd.

    The Institute is sponsored by the British Academy and has its London office at their headquarters in Carlton House Terrace.

    It is a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, and is a registered charity.

    It is governed by its Council, which is based in London and is elected by its members.

    Applicants should consult our website (www.biea.ac.uk) for further information about the BIEA and its work.

    The post holder will play a key role in continuing to transform the BIEA into an internationally recognised British Academy centre for research excellence in African studies. S/he will be responsible for

  • Pursuing his/her own research in areas of current strategic importance to the BIEA.
  • This will strengthen the core team of full-time researchers at the BIEA whose work contributes innovative and policy-relevant scholarship in the humanities and social sciences as they concern East Africa in particular and Africa more generally.
  • The Institute is keen to develop pioneering research of strategic importance and open up new research themes.
  • It would like to intensify its research engagement across Eastern Africa, as well as extending its geographical range to include west and southern Africa.
  • Supporting graduate trainees and researchers at the Institute.
  • The BIEA runs a graduate attachment scheme and offers research funding to individual researchers.
  • The Assistant Director will be involved in organising programmes and activities for our new restructured Graduate Attachment Scheme (GAS), as well as assisting researchers to make solid academic contacts in the region.
  • Organising BIEA stands at international conferences.
  • This will assist the Institute in deepening its connections with UK and international academic institutions and raise the BIEA’s profile in Britain through frequent participation in workshops and seminars in the UK, as well as through an extended range of individual links and collaborations.
  • Overseeing the organisation of BIEA’s Nairobi seminars and workshops.
  • These regular events are well attended by wide range of local academics and interested individuals. This will be done in close collaboration with the Information and Publications Manager (IPM).
  • Overseeing the development of the BIEA’s online strategy and ensuring that our website contains up-to-date information and recent seminar/lecture Working Papers and that podcasts reach a wide audience.
  • This will be done in close collaboration with the Information and Publications Manager (IPM).
  • Deputising for the Director.
  • The Assistant Director will be expected to make a major contribution to the administration of the Institute and to take responsibility for much of the day to day running.
  • S/he will be expected to stand in for the Director in his absence.

    The successful candidate must possess a doctorate. Applications will, however, also be considered by candidates whose doctoral thesis has been submitted and will be examined on or before 1 June 2015, subject to their supervisor’s reference.

    S/he should demonstrate a commitment to research in any of the subject areas of interest to the BIEA, including anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies, history, law, political science and public health, in Kenya and elsewhere in East Africa.

    S/he should be able to demonstrate the potential to publish their research work to international standards of excellence.

    Administrative experience and good IT skills are essential.

    It would also be useful for the candidate to have a knowledge of the UK and / or eastern Africa academic research environment.

    A full driving licence is essential.

    Terms and Conditions

    The post holder will be expected to reside in Nairobi and will be based at the BIEA headquarters there.

    Gross Salary will be between 230,000KSH – 250,000kes/month, depending on experience/qualifications.

    Includes medical benefits and provident fund.

    Application process

    Please apply by sending

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of interest. This should be one sheet of A4 and should state clearly why you are interested in the post, how you see your research interests fitting with the research strategy of the Institute and explain why you consider yourself suited to the role

  • The names, addresses, email addresses and contact telephone number of TWO referees.
  • References will be taken up if you are offered an interview, but you should let your referees know that the BIEA may contact them.

    Please email the above to ad@biea.ac.uk

    All applications must be received by 6.00 PM [East African Time] 1st May 2015

    Short listed candidates will be invited for interview by 15th May 2015

    Interviews will be Held in Nairobi on 29th May 2015

    Start date, ideally mid to late June 2015, or soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.


    Kasarani Sportsview Hotel Head of Sales and Marketing Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Kasarani Sportsview Hotel

    Job Vacancy: Head of Sales and Marketing

    We are a Hotel located in Nairobi with 1,000 pax state of the art Convention Centre and we are looking for a suitable candidate to Head the Sales and Marketing Department.

    The job holder will be required to provide leadership and implement sales and marketing strategies for the Hotel.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Undertake new-product development and market research.
  • Develop and execute marketing plans and projects for existing and new products.
  • Executing innovative sales and marketing strategies to increase the products market share.
  • Analyze sales statistics to determine business growth potential.
  • Manage all communications of the hotel to the public with the aim of building and maintaining the hotel’s reputation.
  • Prepare budgets for the Sales and Marketing Department.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Meeting and showing prospective clients around the facilities.
  • Advocating a positive client experience: demonstrating proactive problem solving, investigating complaints and acting on feedback.
  • Develops and manages sales forecasts as well as advertising and promotional programs.
  • Maintains a high level of exposure in the hotel in major market areas through direct sales solicitation, telephone contact and written communications.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar position.
  • Sound knowledge of Sales and Marketing.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the hotel business.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Customer focused and team player.
  • Proof of previous sales success.
  • Strategic planning skills are an asset.

    To apply, send your Application Letter and CV only together with your current and expected salary to hr@sportsviewhotel.com before 30th April 2015.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Tutor Job in Ongata Rongai, Kenya - COFA Institute of Technology

    COFA Institute of Technology is an institute of higher learning offering Certificate and Diploma courses in Business, Information Communication Technology and Arts/Humanities.

    The institute is committed to offering quality services through training of distinctive personnel and service.

    The institute seeks to recruit a competent and qualified person to fill the post of a Tutor immediately.

    This is to enhance its service delivery in meeting the expanding demand.

    Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in social sciences preferably Social Work and Community Development or any related field.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • At least one year work experience in a busy institution of higher learning.
  • Must be willing to stretch and meet deadlines and target.
  • Good organizational and communications skills.
  • Proven track record of good performance.
  • Any additional qualification especially in marketing will be a added advantage.

    If you are the person we are looking for, kindly send your detailed CV and cover letter (addressed to the Principal-COFA Institute of Technology) stating your qualifications and suitability for the job to info@cofainstitute.com.

    Alternatively, you can drop your application at the institution located at Crystal Business/Doctors Plaza, 1st floor, behind Tumaini Supermarket, Ongata Rongai.

    Deadline for application is Monday 27th April, 2015.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview by Wednesday 29th April, 2015.


    World Vision Regional Grants Acquisition and Management Specialist Job in Kenya

    World Vision East Africa

    Regional Grants Acquisition and Management Specialist

    This is your opportunity to use your grants experience to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world's most vulnerable children.

    The Regional Grants Acquisition and Management Specialist Will be responsible for successful prepositioning with donors and support National Offices in strong and effective donor engagement activities.

    The position will pursue grant funded opportunities with a variety of donors and support National Offices in proposal development to fund development, emergency and rehabilitative programmes.

    The position will also support start up workshops and ensure adherence to donor rules and regulations are adhered to.

    The incumbent will also represent World Vision East Africa Regional Office and National Offices in various donor meetings and coordination forums

    Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV EAR strategy and capacities in development, humanitarian and rehabilitative programming sectors.
  • Working closely with National Offices and build cross functional team in developing grant proposals for a variety of donors on development, emergency and rehabilitative programmes
  • Identify capacity gaps at National Office level in grants acquisition and management and provide technical support on how to address them.
  • Support National Offices to develop capacity statements to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.
  • Monitor the donor competitive landscape, and circulate funding forecasts to National Offices to enable them to organize prepositioning meetings with donors and apply for grant funding.
  • Represent World Vision in in various donor and coordination forums at regional and national level and by providing programmatic information as required.
  • Share with donors, UN agencies and other important external stakeholders’ innovative programmes as part of the resource acquisition process.
  • Assist National Offices with the development and implementation of grants acquisition and management business plans
  • Practice servant leadership and be a role model for WV staff and peers are partner agencies

    Required Skills Include:

  • Must have a university degree in relevant field (such as international development, rural development, community development, business/administration etc.)
  • Master degree preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience of which at least 3 years are experience working in relief, development, NGO, UN agency, international organization, or multilateral organization.
  • Strong and significant track record in designing and writing winning proposals for major institutional donors (e.g., USAID, USDA, EU, ECHO, DFATD (CIDA), AUSAID, UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund, Gates Foundation).
  • Experienced networker with a proven ability to maintain strong and up to date knowledge of grant opportunities and trends in international relief and development.
  • Excellent and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with multiple donors, World Vision support offices and funding mixes (preferred).
  • Minimum of 35% International travel is required

    If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children in the East Africa region, we'd love to hear from you.

    Look at; World Vision Regional Grants Acquisition and Management Specialist Job in Kenya to find the full description and apply online by the closing date 3rd May 2015.


    Co-operative Bank ICT Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kenya

    Exciting Career Opportunity – Scaling New Heights

    ICT Quality Assurance 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 to develop procedures and strategies that support, create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes & guidelines, and systems infrastructure.

    He/She will also be expected to, investigate, analyze and resolve system problems and performance issues, and test the behavior, functionality and integrity of systems.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Schedule and conduct quality audit inspections, analyze and review systems, data and documentation
  • Assess the technical infrastructure management to ensure that critical devices are operating at optimum levels as well as the service desk to ensure customer requirements are met and provide successful customer outcomes
  • Review the Bank’s logical security to ensure that confidentiality, availability and integrity of customer data and Bank information is not compromised as well as adequacy in segregation of duties
  • Assess applications management to ensure they are robust and performing according to the Bank’s needs
  • Develop the Bank’s application lifecycle management strategy to ensure that development, testing, quality and operation teams work in concert to deliver robust, mature products and services to the end users
  • Identify variations and potential high risk areas in securing adherence to standards and procedures as well as assess Data Centre, Disaster Recovery and daily Data Centre operations.
  • Recommend corrective action plans and improvements in the resolution of non-compliance with standards detected through monitoring and auditing of processes and procedures
  • Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving further leveraging these systems as well as assisting in troubleshooting, diagnosing, testing and resolving system problems and issues
  • Support capacity planning and the development of long term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and Heads of departments as well as collaborate with technology team members, end users, and other stakeholders to integrate systems and data.
  • Test, identify and diagnose functionality errors and faults in systems, and programming code within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure systems perform to specification
  • Perform organizational systems architecture reviews and assessments, and recommending current and future hardware/software strategies as well as define and implement strategies for integrating disparate operating system environments
  • Create and review technical documentation such as procedural, instructional and operational guides, manuals, technical reports and maintenance inventory systems

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or higher qualifications in ICT from a recognized university. Possession of MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must have obtained certification either as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Microsoft Certified Technical specialist( MCTS), or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and multiple initiatives
  • Ability to synthesize/analyse diverse information, develop and recommend strategies
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
  • Strategic perspective with an ability to analyse complex issues, develop appropriate action plans and deliver results

    How to apply:

    If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career, send your detailed Curriculum Vitae to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by 7th May 2015.

    Please quote this reference on your application and on the subject line of your email as: QA/3/HRD/2015

    We are an equal opportunity employer.


    Danish Refugee Council Senior Project Assistant (Women & Girl Empowerment) Job in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

    The Danish Refugee Council is an international non-governmental organization that promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

    DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

    The DRC Kenya Program is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

    Senior Project Assistant – Women & Girl Empowerment

    (Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp)

    The Project Assistant - Women and Girls Empowerment and Participation will support the development and implementation of programmes and activities aimed at increasing Girl Child / Female (12-24 years) participation and involvement as well as their improved access to services through referrals, awareness raising, capacity building and advocacy efforts.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Higher National Diploma in Social Work/Counselling Psychology or other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Degree holders will have an added advantage.
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 to 3 years’ experience in social work in a busy NGO with communication skills and the ability to work towards organizational goals with a high level of autonomy.
  • Reliable, discrete individual with the ability to professionally handle PoCs with a high level of confidentiality.
  • Service oriented and willing to adjust to changing field dynamics and ability to work in a team and promote team work.
  • Preference is for female candidate with past experience in girl child programming.

    Candidate must be able to work in a socially sensitive environment and willing to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    Please note that the above position is on a 6-month contract with possibility of extension.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.

    Applications should include contact details of three professional referees.

    One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

    We only accept applications through our online system at; Danish Refugee Council Senior Project Assistant (Women & Girl Empowerment) Job in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya under Vacancies - “Senior Project Assistant – Women & Girl Empowerment” in English no later than Monday, 4th May, 2015.

    Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk


    Concern Worldwide Assistant Project Manager (ASAL Food Income and Markets) Job in Maikona, Chalbi, Kenya

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

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

    Job Title: Assistant Project Manager - ASAL Food Income and Markets

    Location: Maikona, Chalbi with Significant Travel throughout Marsabit

    Contract: One Year Renewable

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will provide hands on technical support to local partners and communities in the implementation of sustainable ASAL livelihoods interventions with a strong focus on community participatory approaches to enhance community capacity

    Job Specification:

  • A degree in Agri-business, Agriculture, Livestock Production, Applied Economics or related discipline.
  • At least three (3) years of experience with at least one (1) year supervisory experience in a rural/ASAL livelihoods programme that works with and through local partners
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory methodologies for use in community development, programme design and implementation
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language/s is preferred.

    A detailed ToR for this position may be obtained by sending an email to the following address: concern.kenyavacancies@concern.net

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and covering letter, with the subject of the email as Assistant Project Manager-ASAL FIM to: The Human Resource Manager, Concern Worldwide, Nairobi, to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net

    Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    The closing date for application is Sunday 3rd May 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation.


    MAF Human Resources Officer Job in Kenya

    MAF have an immediate vacancy for a

    Human Resources Officer

    The role involves supporting Senior Management with Recruitment, Induction and Performance Management, overseeing staff wellbeing and providing generalist HR services and guidance.

    The postholder will also maintain all administration relating to HR. Primarily based at Wilson Airport, some travel may be required.

    Applicants should ideally have a Human Resources Certificate, such as CIPD, at least two years’ experience in a similar role in an International Organisation and have the ability to self-organise and work independently.

    MAF is a Christian organisation and applicants must be able to demonstrate understanding and acceptance of our Statement of Faith and be willing to proactively take part in the devotional life of the team.

    Applications forms can be requested from KE-HRMgr@maf.org

    Completed applications to be received by Monday 4th May 2015.


    Del Monte Quality Assurance Agronomist Job in Thika, Kenya

    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 our Research & Development Department.

    Position: Quality Assurance Agronomist

    The Job:

    Reports to the Research & Development Manager.

    Key Functions:

  • Ensuring that agricultural practices meet the quality standards set by the Company in the Agricultural Production Plan (Standard Operating Procedures) and regulatory authorities in Kenya and in the E.U.
  • Agriculture practices third party certifications.
  • Reviewing/establishing agricultural practices procedures and work instructions that ensures economic, environmental and social sustainability.
  • Reviewing/Developing agricultural practices quality evaluation parameters.
  • Preparing sustainable agriculture documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed practices, corrective actions, and re-validations.
  • quality assurance plans by conducting surveys; identifying critical control points and preventive measures; establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions and verification procedures.
  • Maintaining open communication with team members to ensure that the set agricultural practices quality standards are maintained at all times.

    The Person:

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Aged (30 - 40 years)
  • Must have a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture and at least an M.Sc. degree in Agronomy/Crop Protection or other related course.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Experience on implementation of any of the following third party certifications such as GlobalGAP/ Sustainable Agriculture Standard/ISO 9001/ISO 14000.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computing skills (Working experience in Word Processing, Excel spreadsheet,
  • Statistical data analysis, and Database package).
  • The ability to work meticulously and accurately under pressure of deadlines.
  • Clean driving license.

    Applications with Detailed CV only, indicating current and expected remunerations should be emailed to hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com so as to reach us by 8th May, 2015.


    GOAL Kenya Protection & Empowerment Manager Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Protection & Empowerment Manager

    GOAL Kenya is an Irish NGO operating in Kenya since 1995, addressing the needs of vulnerable children and youth living in Nairobi’s informal settlements, and currently also in Marsabit.

    GOAL Kenya (GK) requires an experienced Protection & Empowerment Manager who will be responsible for overall implementation of the Protection & Empowerment Program.

    S/he will be a member of the in-country Protection & Empowerment team and will provide leadership and guidance to the Protection and Empowerment team as well as manage work plans, budgets, forecasting, and reporting activities both for GOAL Kenya and Partners.

    For Full Job Description, requirements and application form, please send an email to protectionrecruit@ke.goal.ie.

    Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply by completing the application form and send it by email only to keapplications@ke.goal.ie

    Candidates who do not use the application form to apply for this position will not be considered.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date for application is 5.00 pm 8th May 2015.


    IDRC Local Operations Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian Crown corporation, supports financially and through capacity-building, research in developing regions of the world to promote growth and development.

    We are seeking a dynamic team player for the following position in our Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa:

    Manager, Local Operations

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The Manager, Local Operations plays a key role in the effective, efficient management and security of the Regional Office.

    He/she

  • assists the Controller, Regional Operations, in executing local financial transactions;
  • facilitates and monitors procurement activities;
  • liaises with the Service Desk and the Manager, Information Resources Centre;
  • coordinates certain human resources management activities related to staffing time, attendance and payroll; and
  • works in close cooperation with the Regional Director, the Controller, the Service Desk and various local service providers to ensure a smooth functioning of the operations in the Regional Office.
  • As the ideal candidate for the Manager, Local Operations position, you have a University degree in administration, finance or another relevant discipline with at least 5 years of experience coordinating a large number of administrative services for a regional or international public or private sector organisation.

    These include: procurement, contract management, IT, security, human resources, budgeting and other related services.

    Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and writing skills, in addition to fluency in English, round out your qualifications.

    Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset for this position.

    If you are interested in a career with a lasting impact, apply online at: IDRC Local Operations Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Deadline: 8th May, 2015 at midnight


    Syngenta Regulatory Manager Job in Kenya

    Syngenta EA Ltd strives to bring plant potential to life through innovative solutions to maximize yields, enhance quality of farm produce and limit post-harvest losses.

    Our quality brands and crop solutions drive our business. Syngenta has engaged over 28,000 employees operating in over 90 countries in the world with its Head office in Basel, Switzerland.

    We seek to recruit a result oriented, efficient and customer focused individual to fill the following position:

    Regulatory Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide regulatory expertise to the Kenya Commercial Unit and find innovative registration approaches within the legal regulatory frameworks;
  • Manage all registration activities for the Kenya Commercial Unit including preparation of registration submissions according to national requirements of PCPB &
  • KEPHIS and cover regulatory aspects of formulation and product site/source changes;
  • Provide annual plans and timelines for new registrations and re-registration activities on-time and in-line with company strategy and priorities. Keep the team informed on regulatory activities and emerging issues which require proactive management;
  • Establish a network with regulatory authorities and represent company interests;
  • Timely development of registration trial protocols, follow-up and continuous assessment of registration trials and report writing;
  • Proactively manage or carry out product related issues, stewardship and communication activities;
  • Support Customer Service/Order Management on regulatory matters;
  • Ensure cross-functional cooperation with Commercial Unit Kenya team and especially with the local Technical team and regional regulatory team.

    Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

    Critical knowledge

  • Degree in Science/Agriculture or relevant technical qualification;
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements and trends in Kenya;
  • Basic knowledge of EU registration and general registration requirements. Good level of knowledge of the general processes and methodology in registration;

    Critical Skills

  • Excellent team working, project management and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to details and ability to complete and deliver tasks on time;
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking with planning and implementation ability;
  • Effective and efficient communication with key stakeholders;
  • Innovative and able to challenge existing concepts; strength in planning and time management and excellent organizational skills.

    Critical Experience

  • Experience in regulatory affairs – 2 or more years direct experience in a regulatory role; or through significant technical experienced gained within the Kenya Commercial Unit;
  • Developed negotiation/influencing skills across different cultures;
  • Good level of understanding of the Agriculture sector.

    If you would like to be considered for this exciting and challenging role, please visit our career page at; Syngenta Regulatory Manager Job in Kenya

    Enclose your curriculum vitae containing your qualifications, experience, contacts, current remuneration and addresses of 3 referees.

    Closing date for receiving applications is 8th May 2015.


    IBTCI Health Consultants, Social Experts, Research Assistants and Transcribers Jobs in Kenya

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)

    Consultants Needed

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects.

    IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance.

    IBTCI is currently seeking suitable consultants for an end-of-project evaluation of APHIAPlus Rift Valley, APHIAPlus Western and APHIAPlus Central Eastern for USAID.

    1) Public Health Evaluation Experts (PH Experts):

    Each Public Health Evaluation expert must be a clinician with a master’s degree in Public Health or International Development, Social Science or a closely related field.

    S/he will have significant work experience in HIV/AIDS programming especially in HIV care and treatment and HIV/TB program areas.

    Experience in participatory evaluation methodologies, design, and end of program evaluations with between six to eight years’ experience in conducting NGO/CBO/FBO level research in Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desirable.

    S/he will take full responsibility for leading evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs at the facility and community, while working with the RMCH and SS experts.

    S/he will have strong demonstrated experience in the use of social science qualitative research methods in the collection and analysis of data.

    S/he will provide technical area leadership in the data collection, analysis of key findings, development of substantive and evidence based conclusions and action-oriented and practical recommendations.

    2) Reproductive, Maternal Child Health Evaluation Experts (RMCH Experts):

    Each RMCH expert must have a master’s degree in Public Health or International Development.

    S/he will have significant work experience in RMNCH programming areas.

    Experience in participatory evaluation methodologies, design, and end of program evaluations with between six to eight years’ experience in conducting NGO/CBO/FBO level research in Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desirable.

    S/he will be responsible for leading other members of the team in evaluating RH/MNCH/Nutrition components of the APHIAplus activities.

    S/he will have strong demonstrated experience in the use of social science qualitative research methods in the collection and analysis of data.

    While working with PH and SS experts, s/he will provide technical area leadership in the data collection, analysis of key findings, development of substantive and evidence based conclusions and action-oriented and practical recommendations.

    3) Social Scientist Experts (SS Experts):

    Each Social Scientist expert must have strong understanding of OVC and other HIV prevention programming in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    S/he must have a master degree in public health, anthropology, social work/sociology and/or any other related field with a working experience in participatory evaluation methodologies, design and end of program evaluations, and between five and six years’ experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desirable.

    S/he will have requisite skills and experience in evaluating nutrition and livelihoods, and must have extensive experience using a range of sound social science research methods and analysis.

    While working with RMCH and PH experts s/he will provide technical area leadership in OVC, social determinants of health, and in other social-related technical area interventions in the data collection, analysis of key findings, development of substantive and evidence based conclusions and action-oriented and practical recommendations.

    4) Research Assistants:

    Each Research Assistant will be a university graduate in nursing or social sciences disciplines such as sociology, M&E, information management, anthropology and project management who will assist in, among other tasks, reconstructing baseline values and/or validating sampled values.

    The person will also assist with recordings during KII and/or FGDs.

    5) Transcribers:

    The transcriber will, have excellent typing speed and must have prior experience in transcribing multiple voices and focus groups.

    General Requirements:

  • Must be a Kenyan national;
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines;
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English; Oral and written fluency in one of the following languages required: Dholuo, Luhya, Kalenjin and Masai;
  • Must be available towards the end May 2015 for approximately 60 calendar days.

    All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 professional referees (current or previous supervisors with their telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to pmwai@ibtci.com, cmbithuka@ibtci.com on or before 30th April 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Previous applicants need not apply.


    PATH Research and Development (R&D) Advocacy Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children.

    PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department is seeking a Research and Development (R&D) Advocacy Officer to advance policy and advocacy goals in global health research and development (R&D) - specifically biomedical research aimed at developing health technologies including vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and medical devices - and regulatory affairs in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC).

    The Research and Development Advocacy Officer, based in Nairobi, Kenya, will report to the Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer will be responsible for the following key activities:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to achieve global health R&D related policy change at the national and regional level in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC), respectively.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with key R&D and regulatory stakeholders in Kenya and within the region.
  • Gather evidence and produce advocacy documents for both internal and external purposes.
  • Translate technical information (such as research findings and regulatory decisions) for nontechnical policy makers and advocates.
  • Work in consultation with PATH’s product development policy officer to document and translate PATH’s product development experiences at the country level for policymakers and advocacy partners, and contribute to the documentation and dissemination of cross-country lessons learned.
  • Train and provide technical assistance to PATH programs, CSO partners, and other organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives.
  • Represent PATH at national, regional, and international conferences and events, and on relevant R&D and regulatory coalitions and working groups, as necessary.

    Required Skills

  • Knowledge of biomedical research processes. (including clinical trials and regulatory activities).
  • Ability to translate scientific information for non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to influence global health product development and/or regulatory policies regionally, globally, or in Kenya.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government personnel, NGO partners, and international organizations at various levels.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Kenya and the EAC.

    Required Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    Master’s degree preferred. Advocacy experience related to research and development and regulatory affairs strongly preferred.

    For more details and application please visit our website on Job Title .

    The deadline for submitting applications is 8th May 2015.


    Finlays Civil Works Engineering Trainee Job in Kericho Kenya

    Vacancy: Civil Works Engineering Trainee

    The Organization:

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

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

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

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

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

    We invite applications for the post of Civil Works Engineering Trainee which has arisen in our Kericho Operations.

    Though the role is not substantive, it is initially intended to run for 24 months.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    The Job:

    Reporting to the Civil Works Assistant Manager, the Trainee will perform Civil Works and other jobs assigned as part of his/her training.

    Key Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities during the training period will include the following :

  • Allocating and monitoring of jobs within the Civil Works Section ensuring compliance with Civil Works standards and regulations.
  • Participating in the supervision and execution of various Civil Works jobs within the Tea Estates, Factories, Departments and Flower farms.
  • Preparing job estimates with the view of budgeting, cost monitoring, and control on the expenditure of various job allocated to the Civil Works section.
  • Implementing specific jobs assigned by management.
  • Ensuring proper assignment of machinery and equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Ensuring all daily logs are posted accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Monitoring expenditure and revenue in the section.
  • Following up on machinery and equipment conditions to ensure maximum availability.
  • Assisting in ensuring jobs are completed and all necessary completion procedures are accomplished within shortest time possible.
  • Perform assigned administrative duties.
  • Ensuring health and safety procedures within the workplace are adhered to.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • One year experience.
  • Computer literate with hands on experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good organising and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Must be a team player.

    Application Procedure

    Those who fulfill the above requirements should address their applications attaching relevant certificates and testimonials to the undersigned giving a reliable telephone contact not later 8th May 2015.

    Human Resource Director
    James Finlays (Kenya) Limited
    P O Box 223 – 20200,
    Kericho

    Email: careers@finlays.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF), is a State Corporation established under the Water Act, 2002 and our mandate is “to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate water services”.

    We are a basket fund for mobilizing resources and providing financial assistance towards capital investment costs of providing Water Service and Sanitation.

    In our current strategic plan, we have committed to an ambitious and aggressive journey towards the achievement of our mandate, and as a result, we have created a number of new positions in our organisation structure.

    We are seeking a professional and committed individual with experience in the water services and sanitation provision to fill the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Investment / Programmes

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Investment and Programmes

    Job Purpose:

    Ensuring the effective monitoring and evaluation of all projects in the Fund to ensure quality assurance of the activities, the mainstreaming of M&E in all pojects and delivery of projects against their approved project implementation frameworks.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation framework and tools
  • Building the capacity of the Fund staff on M&E to facilitate the mainstreaming of M&E in all projects
  • Providing technical support in the development of project proposals on the M&E aspects
  • Defining and ensuring compliance to minimum standards for WSTF funded projects with regard to sociological, environmental, financial and technical in project implementation
  • Reviewing and appraisal of WSTF procedures and systems for project management
  • Undertaking direct or outsource spot check monitoring visits of projects to improve implementation of projects according to plan, quality, and budget and set standards.
  • Preparing of M & E reports on WSTF sponsored projects as and when needed
  • Developing and implementing ISO standards
  • Managing the various stakeholders including framework consultants, development partners, etc
  • Performing any duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following related field; Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Water Engineering or development related discipline from a recognized University;
  • Must have 5 years post graduate experience in Research, Report Writing, Project Cycle Management (Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation);
  • Relevant post graduate qualification in Project Cycle Management or M&E
  • Experience in working with donor funded projects is essential

    Desired Skills

  • Problem solving skills;
  • Analytical and conceptualizing skills
  • Statistical skills;
  • Attention to detail and follow through
  • Self-driven individual and results oriented;
  • MS Office and working knowledge of other relevant technical software

    2. Job Title: Manager, Water Resources Programmes

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Investment / Programmes

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Investment and Programmes

    Job Purpose: The effective and efficient design and implementation of projects within the Water Resources Programme, ensuring accurate accountability, timely completion and value for money

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Needs identification through undertaking research that provides information for the development of Water Resources Programme (WRP) of the Fund.
  • Design and implement programme parameters aimed at achieving the stated objectives of the WRP that meet the needs of the targeted communities and are in compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards.
  • Provide input into, and continually review, the organization’s proposals/project selection criteria for WRP financing window
  • Prepare project proposals that are in line with/support the Fund’s resource mobilisation strategy
  • Developing both short and long-term investment work plans for approved projects that facilitate the achievement the agreed objectives
  • Input into the Fund’s overall investment planning by providing lessons learned from working with the various stakeholders such as WRMA and development partners
  • Effectively manage the investment portfolio under the UIP i.e., follow up of the disbursements, monitor and evaluation progress, and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Effectively manage the relationships with the various stakeholders including implementing partners, development partners, local and national government officials, external consultants etc
  • Preparation of timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the management, Board of Trustees and any other stakeholders including the Audit department.
  • Preparation and facilitation of technical evaluation missions.
  • Effectively manage the RPI team including their performance, training, development and discipline
  • Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Investment Manager from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc in Water Resources, Environment, Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering or related fields
  • A registered member with a recognised professional body
  • 7 years’ experience, 2 of which must be at a senior position in programme/Investment management
  • In-depth knowledge of water projects and water resources – technical and social.
  • Knowledge of management of community based project implementation
  • Experience in project planning/design, monitoring and evaluation is essential
  • Knowledge of the Integrated Water Resources Management

    Desired Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills
  • Report writing
  • MS Office and computer aided design (AutoCAD), GIS programmes and PMIS Innovative.

    3. Job Title: Manager, Urban Investment Programmes

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Investment / Programmes

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Investment / Programmes

    Job Purpose:

    The effective and efficient design and implementation of projects within the Urban Investment window of the Fund, mainly water & sanitation projects in low-income urban areas thus enabling the organization to meet its mandate in the provision of water and sanitation projects in undeserved areas.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Needs identification through undertaking research that provides information for the development of Urban Investment Programme (UIP) of the Fund
  • Design and implement programme parameters aimed at achieving the stated objectives for UIP mainly water, sanitation and hygiene interventions that meet the needs of the targeted communities and are in compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards
  • Prepare project proposals that are in line with/support the Fund’s resource mobilisation strategy
  • Promote and guide the use of appropriate technologies, including supporting in the development of tools/standards/systems for interventions;
  • Build the capacity of collaborating institutions and communities to facilitate the preparation of viable proposals.
  • Developing both short and long-term investment work plans for approved projects that facilitate the achievement the agreed objectives
  • Verifying that project proposals are in line with Water Service Trust Funds selection criteria;
  • Effectively manage the investment portfolio under the UIP i.e., follow up of the disbursements, monitor and evaluation progress, and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Effectively manage the relationships with the various stakeholders including implementing partners, development partners, local and national government officials, external consultants etc
  • Preparation of timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the management, Board of Trustees and any other stakeholders including the Audit department.
  • Preparation and facilitation of technical evaluation missions.
  • Effectively manage the UPI team including their performance, training, development and discipline
  • Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Investment Manager from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc Civil Engineering / Environmental Engineering or related fields
  • Registration with a professional body
  • Member of the Engineers of Kenya
  • 7 years’ experience, 2 of which must be at a senior position in programme/Investment management
  • In-depth knowledge of water projects – technical and social.
  • Knowledge of the urban low income water services and community based project implementation
  • Experience in project planning/design, monitoring and evaluation is essential

    Desired Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills
  • Report writing
  • MS Office and computer aided design (AutoCAD), GIS programmes and PMIS Innovative.

    4. Job Title: Manager, Rural Investment Programmes

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Investment / Programmes

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Investment / Programmes

    Job Purpose:

    The effective and efficient design and implementation of projects within the Rural Investment window of the Fund, ensuring accurate accountability, timely completion and value for money

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Needs identification through undertaking research that provides information for the development of Rural Investment Programme (RIP) of the Fund including the Community Project Cycle (CPC).
  • Design and implement programme parameters aimed at achieving the stated objectives of the RIP that meet the needs of the targeted communities and are in compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards.
  • Provide input into, and continually review, the organization’s proposals/project selection criteria for RIP financing window
  • Prepare project proposals that are in line with/support the Fund’s resource mobilisation strategy
  • Developing both short and long-term investment work plans for approved projects such as CPC that facilitate the achievement the agreed objectives
  • Input into the Fund’s overall investment planning by providing lessons learned from working with the various stakeholders such as Water Service Providers and Boards
  • Effectively manage the investment portfolio under the RIP including CPC i.e., follow up of the disbursements, monitor and evaluation progress, and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Effectively manage the relationships with the various stakeholders including implementing partners, development partners, local and national government officials, external consultants etc
  • Preparation of timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the management, Board of Trustees and any other stakeholders including the Audit department.
  • Preparation and facilitation of technical evaluation missions.
  • Effectively manage the RPI team including their performance, training, development and discipline
  • Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Investment Manager from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc Civil Engineering, Water and related field
  • Registration with a professional body
  • 7 years’ experience, 2 of which must be at a senior position in programme / Investment management
  • In-depth knowledge of water projects – technical and social.
  • Knowledge of the rural water services and community based project implementation
  • Experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation is essential

    Desired Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills
  • Report writing
  • MS Office and computer aided design (AutoCAD), GIS programmes and PMIS Innovative.

    5. Job Title: Manager, ICT

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Finance and Administration

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Finance and Administration

    Job Purpose:

    Ensure that all information, communication and technology (ICT) resources of the Fund are acquired, installed, maintained, properly secured, and efficiently used to support the achievement of the Fund’s mandate

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, continually review and implement an ICT strategy for the fund that is aligned to the strategic plan of the Fund.
  • Take charge of the hardware, software and ICT infrastructure of the Fund ensuring that they are available, properly installed and maintained
  • Take charge of the ICT systems security and business continuity components including establishment of user rights protocols, data security and integrity, backup and recovery of database/systems information.
  • Manage third party service providers ensuring that Service Level Agreements are in place and adhered to
  • Continually monitor the effectiveness of existing ICT systems and make recommendations for systems replacement or upgrade as necessary
  • Manage the ICT projects effectively to ensure they are well resourced, delivered on time and within budget.
  • Establish and manage a technical support programme that ensures users are adequately trained and effectively supported to optimise existing systems.
  • Manage the performance of the ICT Team members and ensure they have the technical skills to provide support and training required by the organisation and the users.
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in computer science, Information Technology/science or Mathematics or related field from a recognized university/institution
  • Post graduate qualification in Computer Programming is an added advantage
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g MCSE, MCITP, CCNA
  • Excellent knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, knowledge of Microsoft Windows network administration.
  • Minimum 7 years in IT work in a busy environment, with at least 3 years at management level

    Key Skills and Competencies

  • Good interpersonal and customer relations skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Self-driven

    6. Job Title: Manager, Human Resources and Administration

    Job Grade: 3

    Department: Finance and Administration

    Reports to: Chief Manager, Finance and Administration

    Job Purpose: This position is responsible for the development of a strong and motivated workforce that can deliver on the mandate of WSTF.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulation, implementation and review of the human resource strategies, regulations, policies and practices, in line with the legal and policy framework governing the Fund and best practice.
  • Developing guidelines for the implementation of the human resource policies and building the capacity of line managers to implement.
  • Drive change management within the organization to facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan
  • Assessment of the individual and organizational skills development needs and developing the staff development plan and other interventions.
  • Periodically review and analyse all job descriptions to ensure they aligned to the emerging HR trends and organization needs.
  • Advise management on changes affecting/impacting the management of staff so as to ensure compliance to changes in legal requirements.
  • Regularly review the terms and conditions of employment and make recommendations as necessary
  • Regularly review the organizational structure against the changing requirement of the Fund
  • Maintenance of meticulous and up-to-date personnel records of individual staff including leaves, assessments, salaries, contracts and personnel files.
  • Coordinate the administrative functions i.e. transport, logistics, office services among others of the Fund to in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Develop and implement staff welfare and employee relations programmes within the Fund that facilitate good working environment
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experiences:

  • A University Degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Law or any other relevant Social Science discipline
  • A Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage
  • Must be a member of IHRM
  • Five years’ experience in management, two of which must be in senior level in
  • Human Resources Management in a similar organization.
  • Proven change management experience
  • Experience working in multicultural environment is an advantage

    Desired Skills

  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Good presentation and communications skills, written and verbal;
  • Be proactive, have initiative and sound judgement
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills.

    7. Job Title: Chief Manager, Resource Mobilization & Corporate Affairs

    Job Grade: 2

    Department: Resource Mobilization & Corporate Affairs

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose:

    Effectively lead the fundraising, communication, legal and corporate planning functions in line with WSTF mandate.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Provide overall leadership of the department including financial, people and other resources management
  • Develop and implement resource mobilization strategy targeting both local and foreign sources.
  • Develop the Fund’s communication and marketing strategy for promoting the Investment programs as well as positioning the Fund’s brand in the market;
  • Develop and enforce Public Relations and Communication policies and strategies to all the stakeholders of the Fund
  • Carry out research to clearly identify programme/investment needs that will inform future investment programs’ development, improved service delivery, and identify opportunities for the Fund’s growth;
  • Work closely with the WSTFs Investment and Programme department in preparing proposals for funding.
  • Effectively manage relationships with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with HR function to develop internal communication strategy
  • Take charge of all external communication including website content, social media, and mainstream media among others.
  • Oversee the Management of the Fund’s Legal affairs and compliance with statutory/donor requirements
  • Any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Communications, Business Administration, Law, international relations, marketing or related relevant field.
  • Seven years managerial experience from a busy organisation, three of which must be in a senior level position in resource mobilisation;
  • Experience in corporate planning and communication management is essential

    Desired Skills

  • Communication and relationships management skills
  • Leadership and people Management Skills
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Project management cycle skills particularly proposal development
  • Computer skills especially in graphic and presentation programmes
  • Negotiation skills, Analytical and innovative skills

    8. Job Title: Chief Manager, Investment and Programmes

    Job Grade: 2

    Department: Investment and Programmes

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose:

    Responsible for the effective and efficient management of WSTF Programmes/Investment to achieve the intended impact in line with the WSTF mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership of the department including financial, people and other resources management
  • Developing both short and long-term investment strategies, policies and work plans to facilitate achievement of overall objective of the WSTF.
  • Develop projects and implementation parameters that ensure prudent investment of WSTF funds, accurate accountability, timely completion and value for money.
  • Develop projects proposals-development, screening/appraisal and verification standards and criteria and enforce
  • Guide the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework that ensures effective project monitoring, documentation and dissemination of the lessons learnt.
  • Monitoring the implementation of all investments in liaison with stakeholders to ensure compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards.
  • Preparation of timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the management, the Board of Trustees, Development Partners and any other stakeholder.
  • Work closely with the WSTFs resource mobilization department in preparing projects for funding.
  • Preparation and facilitation of technical mid-term and end of project evaluation missions.
  • Supervise and coordinate the development and effective use of Project Management Information System (PMIS).
  • Review and approve funding requests for all project activities
  • Effectively manage relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Serve as the secretary to the Technical Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Civil Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field desirable.
  • Membership to a professional body is desirable.
  • Project management qualification is essential
  • 7 years management experience, 5 of which must be at a senior level position in a busy environment working with multiple projects.
  • Experience working with multi donor funded projects is essential
  • In-depth knowledge of water projects – technical and social.

    Desired Skills

  • Leadership and people Management Skills
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Project management cycle skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Computer skills
  • Negotiation skills, Analytical and innovative skills

    How to Apply

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates must meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution 2010 and should submit their applications by email and post with the job title clearly marked on the envelope and the subject (for email applications) to the address below.

    Your application should include a cover letter demonstrating why you are the best suited candidate, copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials and copies of professional membership(s) certificates.

    The application should also include details of telephone contacts, email address, current position, the position of your immediate supervisor, expected remuneration and three professional referees to:

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Water Services Trust Fund,
    Upper Hill, Mara Road, CIC Plaza, 1st Floor,
    P. O. Box 49699 - 00100,
    Nairobi.

    Email: ceo@wstf.co.ke

    To be received not later than close of business 8th May 2015

    Water Services Trust Fund is an equal employer and Persons with disabilities and marginalized group are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    NITA Senior Internal Auditor Job Re-Advertisement in Kenya

    National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a State Corporation established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011.

    The mandate of the Authority is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of industrial training in Kenya and ensure an adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in the industry.

    The National Industrial Training Authority invites applications from suitable, qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

    Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor

    NITA: Level 10

    Ref: HRA/26/02/2015

    No of Posts: 1

    Reporting to Manager Internal Audit, the jobholder will be responsible for carrying out Internal Audit assignments that will enable Internal Audit Department fulfill its annual work plan and deliver on the set objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Execute annual risk based audits as per the annual work plan and give reports;
  • Liaise with external agencies and other review bodies on matters relating to audits and follow up on actions taken;
  • Review risk management approaches and recommend ways of improving risk management in NITA;
  • Maintain Audit working files to ensure working papers are complete and available audit evidence fully supports audit opinions and recommendations and
  • Prepare timely reports for review.

    Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance or Commerce from a recognised university;
  • Certified Public Accountants CPA (K) or its equivalent;
  • A holder CIA or CISA will have an added advantage;
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Computer literacy and ability to audit computerised accounting systems and
  • At least five (5) years’ relevant work experience in a busy internal audit unit of a large organization preferably in the state owned corporations.

    How to Apply

    Interested persons should send their applications quoting the job reference number and the tittle of the position.

    In addition, applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae containing details of qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of relevant professional / academic certificates and national identification card or passport.

    They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees.

    Envelopes containing the documents should be clearly marked with the reference number of the post being applied for and should be addressed to:

    The Director General

    National Industrial Training Authority

    P.O Box 74494 00200

    Nairobi

    To reach by Friday, 8th May 2015

    Please note:

  • NITA is an equal opportunity employer

  • Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply

  • Persons from marginalised areas are encouraged to apply

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Corporate Banking General Manager Job in Kenya

    A leading commercial bank headquartered in Kenya with a growing regional presence is seeking to recruit a competent and highly motivated individual with extensive experience and abilities to support business growth in the following position:

    General Manager - Corporate Banking

    Ref: GMCB/4/2015

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will be responsible for growing the Bank’s relationships with large corporate clients and driving the Bank’s short and long term Corporate Banking strategy as well as managing department staff and resources.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and growing the Bank’s corporate business - responsible for maximising profitability and revenue for the segment
  • Maintaining corporate customers’ relationships and enhancing the customer experience by ensuring regular customer contact/visits to foster relations and KYC while ensuring that customer facilities are well structured and risks mitigated through timely review of the customers’ business
  • Retention of existing customers and growth of wallet share, in line with agreed targets
  • Overseeing and enhancing cross selling opportunities of various products of the Bank
  • Ensuring that business growth of corporate book, both funded and non-funded is ¡n line with the Bank’s targets
  • Enhancing synergies within the Group in line with the policy framework and exploiting potential cross border lending opportunities
  • Prospecting for new customers, both local and regional (subsidiaries) and establishing contacts with other Banks for prospective syndication business as well as cross selling of Bank’s /Group’s products
  • Monitoring on an on-going basis the quality and performance of the department business book in order to maintain the asset quality
  • Formulating and implementing the division’s business strategy as well as the annual budget and periodically reviewing performance against budget and periodically reviewing performance against budget
  • Ensuring the department achieves its set business volume and profit targets.
  • This includes monitoring activities of the business line; selection and deployment of human resources; determining business targets arid operating budgets; monitoring of activities; analysing performance viz a viz targets
  • Executing Letters of Offer and Letters of Guarantees as per sanction powers
  • Approving excesses and facilities within delegated mandates

    Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance or its equivalent from a recognised institution; and
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business related field from a recognised institution.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma or its equivalent and Member of Associate of Kenya Institute of Bankers (AKIB) or its equivalent professional body.

    Experience

  • 12 years of Corporate Banking, 3 of which must have been at senior managerial level leading a team.
  • An attractive salary and benefits commensurate with the level of responsibility will be offered to the successful candidate.

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

    Your application should reach the below address on or before 30th April 2015 .

    Please quote reference number followed by the position applied for in the application.

    DNA 1805

    P.O Box 49010-00100,

    GPO, Nairobi.


    Bank Head of Human Resources Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Head of Human Resources

    Our client is one of Kenya’s fastest growing banks with a network of 80 outlets and over 900 employees.

    The Bank is regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya and offers a variety of financial solutions to both Retail and MSME market segments.

    Over the years, the bank has developed a wide portfolio of transactional, savings, credit and micro insurance solutions to meet changing customer needs.

    Their vision is to give Kenyans hope and a future, by listening and empowering them with relevant financial solutions.

    In line with business demands driven by our rapid growth, we are looking for qualified, highly competent, talented and results driven individuals to fill the following key business growth and revenue generation positions.

    The Head of Human Resources will be reporting to the Managing Director.

    Job Purpose:

    The job holder will be responsible for effective and efficient management of the Human Resource function in the Bank by focusing on talent management, reward and organizational effectiveness in line with the organizational strategy.

    The Head of Human Resources will play a critical role in developing and executing the Human Resources Strategy in line with the Group Strategy.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual Business Plans
  • Develop the Human Resource Strategic Plan in line with the Group Business Strategy
  • Review and implement the Human Resources practices in collaboration with Line Managers
  • Management of the headcount and staff costs in line with the budget
  • Manage the Industrial Relations
  • Prepare and present Human Resource reports and analytics to the Management Team and the Board of Directors
  • Oversee development and implementation of Staff Welfare Programs
  • Oversee learning and development including the onboarding process
  • Oversee risk management and compliance to all the Human Resources statutory requirements
  • Champion performance excellence
  • Manage remuneration and benefits in line with the Human Resource policy
  • Talent management and organizational design
  • Oversee the alignment of the organizational culture to the Business Strategy
  • Partner with the business towards achieving the Business Strategy
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by management from time to time.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field (Master’s degree will be an added advantage)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior management position
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Thorough understanding of the Kenyan Labour Laws
  • Motivated, flexible and self-driven

    How to Apply:

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

    Please make your application through our website on the vacancy page Human Resources before 29th April 2015.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    The Standard Group Head of Security Job in Kenya

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

    The Group is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable individual, to fill the following positions in the Head Office:

    Head of Security

    The incumbent’s role will be to protect company property, installations & products from internal and external threats including: theft, damage, sabotage, fire.

    They will also provide a safe working environment for staff and clients to enable the Company meet its business objectives

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains access control procedures to all Group facilities
  • Identifies suitable security companies to provide security services to the group and ensures proper deployment and supervision of their personnel on all Group facilities
  • Institute routine, incidental and locational investigations in various matters on company business
  • Monitors the operations of intrusion devices, alarms and cameras and ensures that they are always functioning
  • Provides appropriate security plans to cover crises situations
  • Reviews devices and implements programs of handling sensitive security matters and violations thereof
  • Proper control of asset movement and security of company assets and staff.
  • Manage staff in the department and ensure high degree of staff motivation

    Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree
  • Diploma in Security management.
  • 5 - 8 years’ work experience in a busy security environment.
  • Knowledge in criminal investigation.
  • Computer literate
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of Management
  • Member of expectorate or equivalent rank in military an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website The Standard Group Recruitment System to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 4th May 2015.

    Please note that Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


    Catholic Relief Services Regional Technical Advisor (Micro Finance) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world.

    CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

    CRS East Africa Regional Office is looking for a suitable person to fill the following position;

    Position: Regional Technical Advisor – Micro Finance

    Ref: 2015/06

    Location: Nairobi with travel to East Africa Country Programs

    Job Summary:

    The Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) for Microfinance (MF) position will support the range of microfinance activities implemented in the East Africa Region (EARO), with a particular emphasis on savings-led microfinance activities.

    The RTA is part of the regional Program Quality (PQ) team that is led by the EARO PQ Deputy Regional Director.

    The RTA assumes responsibility in developing, coordinating and supporting microfinance initiatives, in accordance with CRS’ overall Vision, Mission and Objectives.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all MF activities, particularly the Savings and Internal Lending Communities Private Service Provider (SILC PSP) programs adhere to CRS’ program quality and implementation standards.
  • Ensure that CRS SILC programs implement best practices that are consistent with institutional learning to date and their respective countries’ operational reality.
  • Produce timely reports on SILC PSP performance to relevant authorities and stakeholders.
  • Help develop and coordinate the implementation of a regional learning and research agenda.
  • Strengthen EARO’s focus on innovations in microfinance, possibly including micro-insurance, agricultural finance, digital financial services and in particular for savings-led programming to expand the range of appropriate and affordable financial services.
  • Lead on the technical MF/PSP – SILC approach in the proposal design and development stage including integration of PSP – SILC and other financial solutions.
  • Work with partners, colleagues and CPs to fundraise for PSP - SILC growth through marketing and networking with donor agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Design and implement capacity-building activities for country program microfinance staff.
  • Model and foster a culture of documenting, learning, and sharing among regional microfinance staff.
  • Document promising practices in the region and develop publications and other marketing collateral to support and promote the PSP – SILC model.
  • Identify regional policy and advocacy needs around financial services for the poor and develop appropriate responses.
  • Represent and market CRS and the PSP – SILC model with other stakeholders in the African and international Microfinance industries.
  • Participate and collaborate with other regional RTA/STAs to support EARO’s regional strategy; represent EARO at key events and fora.

    Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, banking, development, international relations, rural finance or a closely related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Five to Seven years of field experience in microfinance with substantial in-country experience
  • Fluency in English and professional proficiency in one other language relevant to area of assignment
  • Practical experience in training design and implementation; learning facilitation, proposal design, development, and budgeting, fund mobilization and advocacy
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, team work and ability to prioritize tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in diverse geographic and cultural settings
  • Understanding and appreciation of CRS’ commitment to work with and build partner capacity and willingness to learn about Catholic Social Teaching concepts
  • Willingness to travel approximately 50% of the work time.

    Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Monday 4th May, 2015.

    Human Resources Manager
    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
    E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

    Please indicate the Reference Number 2015/06 on the email subject.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitments.

    Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment.


    Samaritan’s Purse Aircraft Mechanic Job in Eldoret, Kenya

    Position Title: Aircraft Mechanic

    Duty Station: Eldoret, Kenya

    Job Summary:

    Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

    Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

    Samaritan’s Purse is looking for an experienced, U.S. FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) aircraft mechanic to serve full time with its East Africa aviation team; current AME license holders may also be considered.

    We currently operate the following aircraft types from our base in Eldoret, Kenya: DC-3T, King Air 200, and Cessna Grand Caravan.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience on similar type or PT6 powered aircraft, a proven history in a broad range of maintenance activities, can function very well both independently and in a close knit team, and has some experience working overseas.

    However, the most important quality we are looking for is a humble heart to serve the Lord.

    We want a person who has felt God’s leading to use their gifts, skills, and abilities in aviation to reach hurting people in remote parts of the world with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Days often begin early and end late, whether it be launching an aircraft, assisting with cargo loading, or fulfilling our primary task of maintaining aircraft - pursuing technical excellence to the Glory of God. What we do is extraordinary.

    If you understand and desire to walk out Colossians 3:23-24 – we want to hear from you.

    Responsibilities:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft to ensure they are maintained in an airworthy condition, ready for dispatch. This may require extended work hours, weekends, or working nights to return the aircraft to service;
  • Perform engineering duties in a timely, efficient and accurate manner;
  • Ensure aircraft are kept clean and neat;
  • Ensure relevant aircraft records are current, accurate and complete;
  • Maintain ground support equipment and facilities used in aircraft maintenance activities;
  • Assist in other activities and projects as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of any supervised staff;
  • Maintenance personnel are often required to be overnight at out locations in support of our operations – up to 30% of the time depending on our activity.
  • Personnel should anticipate many of the locations being austere with few amenities.
  • Showers, a hot meal, and even a bed may not be available. Sleeping in the aircraft may at times be required;
  • Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with little support structure, often in war zones and insecure areas;
  • When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time.

    Qualifications:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • U.S. FAA A & P license (or AME license & willingness to earn U.S. FAA A & P).
  • 10 years of experience maintaining DC-3, KingAir 200, or C-208 (or other PT6 powered) aircraft
  • Able to perform each of the above responsibilities satisfactorily.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred.

    Submission of Applications

    Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application le er to hrspkenya@samaritan.org, to be received not later than 30th April, 2015.

    Only email applications will be accepted.

    In the subject line of all applications – please indicate

    1) position title (Aircraft Mechanic);

    2) which maintenance license the applicant currently holds (FAA A&P or AME); and

    3) how many years applicant has held this license.

    For example: “Aircraft Mechanic, AME, 12 years.”


    PanXchange East Africa Grain Trade Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Director, East Africa Grain Trade

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    PanXchange is a financial technology company that is changing the way the world trade commodities.

    From wheat and corn in Africa to world energy markets, our team designs solutions that improve agricultural economies and market efficiencies.

    Our 2014 pilot launch initially focused on Kenyan maize and wheat, yet we quickly generated significant interest from users in Tanzania and Uganda.

    We aim to expand throughout the East African Community through 2016, adding sorghum, beans, soya, and rice.

    Moreover, we are seeking partners that provide ancillary services to help us bridge the gap between commercial players and the multitude of smallholders that serve the market.

    The pilot launch garnered so much attention that PX has been invited to become a Clinton Global Initiative member firm, working with other international entities to increase post-harvest profitability for players large and small.

    In becoming a CGI member, we aim to be the market linkage to improve smallholder farmers’ price discovery, formalize trade through a cost-effective, bottom up approach, and increase market access for players along the supply chain.

    Collectively, we seek to make quantifiable and sustainable contributions to the East Africa agricultural economy.

    PanXchange is actively searching for a Director, East African Grains to take its proven technology platform to the next level.

    The director must possess a deep market knowledge and market reach in the agricultural sector.

    The position will be a combination of client development, office management, and liaison.

    This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and will cultivate the PanXchange brand to serve as an example for new market development.

    This is a high-growth opportunity for a bright, self-motivating individual and the opportunity can grow as large as you can take it.

    Our culture is designed to promote creativity, collaboration and success.

    We are chartering a path for major growth in the coming years and seek your passion and drive to fuel that growth.

    We expect the Director to be a catalyst for expanding our product offerings both by geography and by commodity.

    This is an exciting role for someone with an agricultural business background and an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Requirements:

    Lead the live launch and the expansion of the East Africa platform

  • Build existing and develop new client relationships through strong communication and field visits
  • Support clients throughout the complete trading cycle from registering, familiarizing with the system, post-transaction fulfillment, to entering new orders.
  • Encourage use of PanXchange platform for buying and selling of maize, wheat and other commodities offered.
  • Aggregate client feedback on concerns with web-based trading, front-end customization suggestions, and desired or required policies to promote increased use of the platform
  • Hunt for new opportunities regionally as well as in other commodity and trading markets, leveraging existing customers and users as well as finding new routes.
  • Serve as liaison with local AID organizations, government entities, Clinton Global Initiative local partners and NGOs.
  • Complete financial and governmental reporting
  • Expand African team as revenues and client base expands
  • Create weekly member-only market reports and internal market metric reports on activity

    Responsibilities and Goals:

    Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, comfortable managing and growing a regional office, and have a strong knowledge of African agricultural and commodity market linkages.

  • Kenya citizenship or valid work permit
  • The ideal candidate must have a passion for making a positive contribution toward improving the region’s agrarian economy.
  • We seek a local representative who stands for PanXchange’s long-term values
  • Strong knowledge of East African agricultural commodities and key players including banking relationships. Display a keen understanding of their needs, risks and motivations.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; very comfortable utilizing all networking techniques – social media, cold calls, email, meet-ups
  • Ability to build best practices and company culture in a dynamic, fast moving environment
  • Travel required to customer-facing meetings and events
  • Prior success implementing agricultural programs, preferably throughout multiple East African countries
  • Prior international work experience in commodities and proven success working with a team comprised of international backgrounds
  • Must be self-motivating, with excellent leadership and problem solving skills
  • Last, and certainly not least—you operate with unquestionable integrity, possess a strong sense of personal responsibility, enthusiasm, and a winning attitude
  • Salary commensurate with market & experience.

    Please send resume and cover letter to careers@panxchange.com, by 31st May 2015


    Resolution Insurance Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions.

    We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients.

    We currently have over 60,000 members in our fold and have partnered with over 500 medical service providers across East Africa; a strong network of hospitals, clinics and doctors.

    The Resolution Insurance brand is energetic and trendy. In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the below positions in our Reinsurance & Partnerships Section.

    1. Reinsurance Officer

    Reporting to the Reinsurance and Partnerships Manager, the Reinsurance Officer’s purpose is to participate in all phases of reinsurance arrangement, accounting and reporting, from the initial phases of treaty development, coordination with third parties, monthly processing and recognition of appropriate assets liabilities, income and expenses items and periodic reporting.

    Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Participate in reinsurance treaties arrangements and negotiations with reinsurers
  • Participate in many aspects of reinsurance accounting and reporting, from the initial recording/coding of treaties to weekly/monthly processing and accounting/reporting;
  • Work with the manager to facilitate related audits from reinsurers, and for completing audits for reinsurance assumed with 3rd parties;
  • Timely and accurate reconciliation of reinsurance accounts on a monthly basis, making necessary adjustments as appropriate.
  • Prepare the accounting and reporting entries and reports for different treaties.
  • Assist with strategic direction of the Reinsurance Department through active participation in company initiatives, committees and new product implementations.
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    Essential:

  • Relevant University degree (Actuarial, Insurance, Economics etc.)
  • CPA/ACII qualification will be an added advantage
  • 3 years’ experience in Reinsurance accounting

    Desirable

  • Strong computer knowledge including working knowledge of financial based accounting packages, database, spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Knowledge of reinsurance processes, treaties and administration software’s will be an added advantage.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Strong analytic skills and attention to detail
  • Able to produce in a fast-paced environment while addressing projects and responsibilities effectively.

    2. Underwriting Executive (Team Leader)

    The Underwriting Executive’s overall purpose is to ensure live/non-live membership status reports are up to date and available for MSPs or the relevant RIL personnel to avoid denial of services for members or unnecessary costs for inactive-members.

    The jobholder is expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in accordance with the organization’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall business objectives.

    Key Outputs

  • Team leader overseeing the policy issuance team.
  • To ensure that policy documents are prepared and dispatched on time.
  • Monitor that the policy documents used in the country offices are of the same standard as head office.
  • Monitor that membership cards are printed are printed accurately and efficiently.
  • Prepare renewal invitation letters and dispatch them 60 days before member’s renewal date.
  • Communicate with client service function on the new corporate clients that have come on board.
  • Ensure the team has enough resources to deliver its mandate and motivate to the assistant underwriting manager for any additional resources.
  • Training of the policy issuance team members.
  • Assigning of work to team members and ensuring timelines are met by the team.

    Qualifications & Experience

    Essential

  • A Diploma in Business or related field.
  • At least 1 year relevant work experience.

    Desirable

  • Leadership Skills.
  • A Business degree will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Attention to detail and high accuracy levels
  • Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills

    3. Underwriting Executive

    The Underwriting Executive’s overall purpose is to ensure live/non-live membership status reports are up to date and available for MSPs or the relevant RIL personnel to avoid denial of services for members or unnecessary costs for inactive-members.

    The jobholder is expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in accordance with the organization’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall business objectives.

    Key Outputs

  • Card Processing
  • Data Entry
  • Membership Administration
  • Policy Issuance
  • Vetting

    Qualifications & Experience

    Essential

  • A Diploma in Business field.
  • At least 1 year relevant work experience.

    Desirable

  • A Business degree will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Attention to detail and high accuracy levels
  • Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills

    If you believe you are a team player and would be a valuable resource to this ever growing brand, kindly Visit Resolution Insurance Job Vacancies in Kenya By COB, Wednesday, 29th April 2015.


    Safarilink Caravan C208B First Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Safarilink is a well-established reputable aviation company based at Wilson Airport operating scheduled services and charter flights within Kenya and East Africa.

    To meet planned fleet expansion it is looking to employ several Caravan C208B First Officers.

    The minimum requirements are:

  • Kenyan Citizen
  • Hold a Kenyan CPL + IR + ME
  • Hold a Caravan C208B rating
  • Be 30 Yrs. of age or younger

    The terms of employment and remuneration are market competitive and include medical cover insurance and a pension scheme.

    Send your CV and cover letter on or before 1st May 2015 to chiefpilot@flysafarilink.com


    St. Paul's University Job Vacancies in Kenya

    St. Paul's University is a Christian ecumenical institution based in Limuru, with other campuses in Nairobi, Machakos and Nakuru.

    As a fully chartered University, it has continued to experience tremendous growth.

    The University wishes to recruit full time staff who are committed Christians, highly motivated and with demonstrated ability to train a diverse, young and adult student population in attaining their career objectives.

    1. Executive Secretary

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • He/ She will provide administrative and secretarial support
  • Maintain and organize files and documents
  • Ensuring that the office is organized and that there is supplies and equipment
  • Arranging meetings
  • Maintain the Office diary and calendar of events
  • Prepare correspondence and other documents as required
  • Manage the office and handle all enquiries

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Basic degree or Higher national Diploma in secretarial and IT studies with3 years experience in a busy office
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Suite and desk top publishing software
  • Good organizational skills, PR and communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours and under pressure is an added advantage

    2. Departmental Secretary

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Head of Department

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain the general filing system and file all correspondences
  • Assist in planning and preparation of meetings and seminars in the department
  • Receive, direct and respond to all inquiries (telephone calls, emails etc)
  • Coordinate and communicate important calendar events both to Faculty members and students
  • Attend to the general welfare of the students
  • Attend to general secretarial work e.g. typing, keeping office inventory, ensure smooth communication, liaising with other departments etc
  • Attend to any other task as directed by the Head of Department

    Qualifications, experience and key competencies

  • Diploma in Secretarial studies
  • 3 years experience or Higher National diploma in Secretarial and IT studies
  • Bachelor's degree is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft suite and desk top publishing software
  • Good organizational , PR and communication skills
  • Ability to work for long hours and in a team is an added advantage

    3. Studio Technician

    Applicants should have a Degree or Higher National Diploma in Electronics, engineering or telecommunication from a recognized institution and at least two years experience.

    He/she must be able to create, scrutinize, critique, modify, shape, and control both sound and video.

    Proficient in the operation of sound, lighting, camera, and a variety of studio equipment, and be exceptionally good in Final Cut and Adobe Premiere – based editing suits.

    Must also be up-to-date with new digital technologies, able to repair and maintain video and sound recording equipment.

    Those with prior experience in a broadcasting or commercial studio will have an added advantage.

    Public Relations & Marketing

    4. Webmaster / New Media Assistant

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Public Relations & Marketing Officer he/she will re-design, maintain and continually improve the SPU Website as well as manage all SPU social media pages.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Re-design, maintain and continually improve SPU Website
  • Design, maintain and continually improve mini sites for various University entities
  • Design, maintain and continually improve a student activities' mini site
  • Support and improve existing databases and develop web applications
  • Design, maintain and continually improve a University-wide Intranet
  • Exploit ways of improving social media marketing
  • Creatively market SPU on social media and new media
  • Manage Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flicker accounts
  • Design publicity material for the University

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
  • Qualifications in HTML, C++, Javascripts, Coldfusion, mySQL database, SQl commands, PHP web programming & Mobile programming
  • Open Source programming is an added advantage
  • At least one year experience in the area of Website design and management
  • Demonstrate knowledge in Search Engine Optimization and online marketing
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in social media marketing

    5. Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Public Relations & Marketing officer he/she will coordinate Public Relations Marketing activities as well as establish and maintain a consistent and favorable image of the University.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of the Public Relations & Marketing activities as envisaged in the PR & Marketing strategic plan outputs,
  • Working with PR assistant in Coordination and complementing the PR & Marketing office to achieve set marketing objectives
  • Establishing and maintaining a consistent and favorable image of the University
  • Coordination of the PR & Marketing activities as envisaged in the PR & Marketing strategic plan outputs, which include but not limited to; Marketing the University in Career days, In schools, Exhibitions, Churches, Special events, Planning & Coordination of all Marketing events for all the SPU campuses.
  • Working with the Public Relations Assistant to assist in achieving set public relations objectives.
  • Establishing and maintaining a consistent competitive marketing edge of the University.
  • Supervision of all staff members in the Public Relations and Marketing department within the campus of jurisdiction.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Communication
  • Post graduate training in Marketing and PR is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years experience in Marketing and Public relations
  • Experience in an Institution of Higher learning is an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Administration

    6. Senior Human Resource Assistant

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Human Resource Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Annual leave management
  • Proper maintenance and update of personnel records
  • Processing of resignation/termination/dismissal letters to employees
  • Documentation of new employees
  • Ensure employees queries are attended to promptly and provide advice and guidance to employees on HR issues.
  • Recruitment and induction of new employees.
  • Monitoring timely renewal of seasonal contract
  • Liaising with Head of Operations on any staff appointments that are due for confirmation
  • Preparation and submission of ad hoc and regular reports (e.g. Leavers & joiners)
  • Any other duty that maybe assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Experience and Key Competencies

  • Must have a Bachelors degree preferably in HR
  • Computer literate with excellent knowledge of MS Word and excel
  • Conversant with Kenyan labor laws
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Member of a professional body
  • 3 years' experience in HR. Experience in call centre operations will be an added advantage

    7. Lecturers

    Please note that applicants for lecturer positions must have a PhD (or equivalent academic Doctorate).

    Holders of Masters in areas of specialization, with 2 years teaching experience as a Lecturer or an Assistant Lecturer at a recognized University may be considered.

    A. Faculty of Business and Communications

    i. Lecturer in Computer Science (1 Post)

    Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent academic Doctorate in Computer Science or Information Systems.

    Holders of Masters Degree in these specializations may be considered.

    In addition, they should have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering or BSC Mathematics.

    ii. Lecturer in Marketing Management

    (1 Post)

    Applicants must have a PhD in Marketing (or equivalent academic Doctorate).

    Holders of MBA- Marketing or MSC- marketing may be considered.

    They should have a first degree in Commerce, business administration or economics.

    iii. Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics

    (1 Post) Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics and or Statistics from a recognized University or equivalent academic doctorate.

    Holders of a Masters' degree in Mathematics or Statistics with two years teaching experience at a University level may be considered.

    Relevant professional qualifications are an added advantage.

    iv. Lecturer in Economics

    (1 Post) Applicants must have a PhD in economics from a recognized University or equivalent academic doctorate.

    Holders of a Masters' degree in economics with two years teaching experience at a University level may be considered.

    Relevant Professional qualifications are an added advantage.

    v. Lecturer in Supplies Chain Management

    (1 Post)

    Applicants must have a PhD in supplies chain management from a recognized University or equivalent academic doctorate.

    Holders of a Masters' degree in these specializations may be considered.

    Those with teaching experience in operations research and Research Methods will have an added advantage

    B. Faculty of Social Sciences

    i. Lecturer in Development Studies (1)

    Applicants must be PhD holders in Development Studies, Child and Youth Development, Peace studies or environmental sciences.

    Those with master's degrees and at least three years teaching experience may also be considered but they must have registered for PhD studies and show record of progress.

    ii. Lecturer in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building (1)

    Applicants must be PhD holders in Development Studies or Conflict transformation and Peace building studies.

    Those with master's degrees and at least three years teaching experience may also be considered but they must have registered for PhD studies and show record of progress.

    iii. Lecturer in Environmental Management / Statistics (1)

    Applicants must be PhD holders in Development Studies or environmental sciences.

    Those with master's degrees and at least three years teaching experience will also be considered but they must have registered for PhD studies and show record of progress.

    Application Procedure

    Applications should include a filled employment application form ( Job Application Form to download), CV and a cover letter.

    All Applications should be sent to recruit@spu.ac.ke

    or

    The Vice Chancellor's Office,
    St. Paul's University,
    Private Bag- 00217
    Limuru.
    And should reach us not later than Friday 24th April, 2015.

    Website: St. Paul's University


    Falcon 10 Captain Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Captain - Falcon 10

    All applicants must have:

    Type rating Falcon 10

  • Min 100hrs on type
  • Minimum of 5000hrs P.I.C
  • Minimum of 4000hrs P.I.C

    Multi-engine aircraft

  • Minimum 3000hrs P.I.C

    Turbine engine aircraft

  • Kenyan ATPL & IR

    Applicants must be prepared to be based outside of Kenya.

    All applicants must be copied to: Director –General, KCAA

    Applicants should respond with C.V by 31st May 2015 to

    KASAS Ltd
    P.O Box 1218-00502
    Nairobi


    Mitsubishi MU2B Captain Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Captain - Mitsubishi MU2B

    All applicants must have:

    Type rating Mitsubishi MU2B

    Min 200hrs on type

  • Minimum of 1000hrs P.I.C
  • Minimum of 200hrs

    Multiengine P.I.C

  • Minimum 150hrs P.I.C
  • Kenyan CPL & IR

    Applicants must be prepared to be based outside of Kenya.

    All applicants must be copied to: Director – General, KCAA

    Applicants should respond with C.V by 31st May 2015 to;

    KASAS Ltd
    P.O Box 1218-00502
    Nairobi


    Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Country Director Job in Kenya

    Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Kenya is currently seeking a Country Director (CD) is responsible for delivering quality programs, building local and international partnerships, and enhancing HIAS’ brand through program advocacy, accountability and commitment to refugee protection.

    In consultation with the refugee community, the CD will provide strategic leadership, manage a high performing team, and develop, implement and evaluate programs and services consistent with the HIAS Mission and Core Values.

    The Country Director serves as the primary liaison with HIAS Headquarters (HQ) to ensure a working environment which fosters excellence, transparency and mutual respect, leveraging global technical expertise, the highest professional standards, and problem solving skills.

    HIAS Kenya:

    HIAS’ focus is to provide safe environments for refugees in which they can stabilize, heal, and rebuild their lives. HIAS operates programs for refugee and host communities to ensure that their rights are respected by all.

    We particularly target groups that are often overlooked in humanitarian programs including minorities as well as men who are survivors of rape and violence.

    Urban refugees are increasingly at risk of harassment and extortion, so at HIAS we focus our efforts on vulnerable refugees living in Nairobi through psychosocial, legal/protection, and livelihoods programming.

    More on our work in Kenya.

    HIAS operates in five sites in urban Nairobi.

    Essential Functions:

    Program Management

  • Work closely with HQ International Operations to develop country program and advocacy objectives and budget
  • Establish HIAS as a convener and partner with local and international stakeholders and promote collaborative relationships
  • Manage timely and high-quality proposal, program narratives and financial reports and send updates to donors and to the HIAS Board and HQ colleagues
  • Ensure that all staff have the necessary tools, resources, and information to deliver and evaluate services that meet or exceed internationally accepted standards and protocols

    Human Resource Management

  • Ensure a positive work environment and compliance with HIAS’ Core Values and Code of Conduct for all field office staff and volunteers
  • Provide ongoing training and learning opportunities in areas of core competency and priority
  • Establish organizational structure, job descriptions, performance measures that reflect clear work expectations aligned with program goals and HIAS HR manual
  • Work collaboratively with HQ on all personnel-related issues and ensure compliance with local labor, fiscal and other laws

    Security and Fraud Prevention

  • Monitor and analyze security environment
  • Design and update Country Office Emergency Operation Plan and offer staff training on, at least, a quarterly basis in accordance with HIAS and MOSS standards
  • Report any concerns, violations or incidents which might undermine the security of our programs, personnel, or clients, or otherwise damage the reputation of HIAS

    Fundraising and Partnerships

  • Cultivate excellent relationships with external stakeholders and represent HIAS in relationships with donors, the host government, U.S. Embassy, international and national organizations
  • Facilitate partnerships with other organizations for joint programming and advocacy
  • Demonstrate understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives

    Financial and Budget Management

  • Oversee financial reporting, audit and in-country financial legal compliance, and cash flow
  • Provide timely, accurate and effective oversight of all aspects of country financial operations consistent with laws, donor requirements, and HIAS policies and procedures
  • Implement effective fiscal controls and institute and monitor a system to assure the accuracy and timeliness of all aspects of financial management
  • Provide regular reports to HQ to assure grant compliance and safeguard against uncovered program costs in budget

    Accountability

  • Model HIAS’ values through collaboration, strategic decision-making, evidence-based programming, and efficient management of resources
  • Ensure accountability through effective monitoring and impact assessment; comply with HIAS and donor policies, procedures and requirements and ensure compliance on the part of staff, volunteers and project partners
  • Contribute to the development of systems to better measure and demonstrate the impact of our work
  • Create a managerial environment in country to safeguard refugee protection.
  • Bring commitment and integrity to accomplishing HIAS’ mission and goals in this and other duties as assigned and commit to personal and professional implementation of HIAS’ Core values

    Qualifications

  • Education: Undergraduate and Master’s in a related field required
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of Kiswahili, French, Arabic, Banyamulenge, Amharic or other African languages a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum ten years’ experience, including financial and/or budget management, in the field of international development, international assistance, refugees, or asylum.
  • Refugee protection and resettlement experience a strong plus.

    Other:

  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative results-oriented management style
  • Ability to motivate and supervise a high-performing team in a politically sensitive environment
  • Familiarity with U.S. government, UN, private and multilateral donors

    HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization working in 14 countries across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected.

    Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient.

    Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

    HIAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Complies with All Federal, State and Local Employment Laws.

    How to Apply:

    The position is full-time, with a starting salary commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits.

    Interested applicants should email the following information to humanresources@hias.org:

    Cover letter Salary history Resume Incomplete applications will not be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please write the job title in the email subject line, no phone calls please.

    Closing date: 01st June 2015


    National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Jobs in Kenya

    The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is a statutory body established under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the Laws of Kenya through Legal Notice Number 171 of November 24, 2011.

    The Legal Notice gives NDMA the mandate to establish mechanisms which ensure that drought does not become famine and that the impacts of climate change are sufficiently mitigated.

    To realise its mandate, NDMA intends to hire the services of highly qualified personnel to join its talented workforce.

    Towards this end, the Authority plans to fill the following vacancies within its ranks:

    1. Supply Chain Assistant

    1 Position

    Ref: NDMA 05

    Reporting to the Supply Chain Management Officer and assist to deliver on the objectives of the Supply Chain Management function.

    Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that procurement activities undertaken are in line with the Authority’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Assist in the preparation and dispatch of solicitation documents
  • Maintain and update supplier database
  • Maintain proper documentation of the procurement proceedings
  • Respond to queries regarding procurement from staff in the unit and the Counties
  • Prepare purchase orders for approvals;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files; keep track of contractual agreements
  • Produce quarterly and periodic reports on procurement
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Diploma in Supplies Management/Supply Chain Management from a recognized Institution.
  • Those with a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following:- Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management will have an added advantage.
  • Full Member of KISM and at least Diploma Member of CIPS
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge asnd understanding of Public Procurement and Dispodal Act 2005 and
  • Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006
  • Practical experience in use of Microsoft Office Packages
  • Should have strong sense of personal integrity, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and problem solving abilities

    2. County Drought Data Analyst

    2 Positions

    Ref: NDMA 04

    Reporting to the County Drought Information Officer, the County Data Analyst will be responsible for data analysis and management of databases

    Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Undertake entry and analysis of data related to the County Drought Early warning systems
  • Administer the Authority’s databases at County level for the management of information systems (Drought Early Warning system & contingency planning database, and Management Information System - MIS for Drought Contingency Funds)
  • Ensure the incorporation of GIS and Remote Sensing/Earth Observation datasets that can be used to complement the Drought Early Warning System indicators and integrate them into the appropriate database and reports
  • Provide ICT support services to the County Authority’s Office

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Range Science.
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree these specified areas will have an added advantage
  • Strong ICT skills and proficient in use of a GIS Software
  • Extensive expertise in survey methods and statistical analysis
  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years

    3. County Drought Information Officer

    2 Positions

    Ref: NDMA 03

    Reporting to the County Drought Coordinator, the County Drought Information Officer is responsible for operation of the county drought information system

    Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure punctual quality control of data collection, analysis and support in data quality checks
  • Coordinate sampling for data collection in drought management and early warning
  • Responsible for timely compilation and distribution of County Drought Early
  • Warning bulletins including the feedback of County Drought Early Warning messages to recipient communities
  • supporting national and County Surveys and assessments including food security assessments, nutritional surveys, market surveys, urban vulnerability surveys among others
  • Support in the integration of GIS and remote sensing tools into early warning systems

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Range Management/Science, Rural Development Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology or a related field
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree in these specified areas will have an added advantage
  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys and managing survey data
  • Practical knowledge in use of GIS and Remote Sensing applications
  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years

    4. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

    1 Position

    Ref: NDMA 02

    Reporting to the Planning & Policy Manager, the M&E Officer is responsible for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of activities implemented under the Authority.

    Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Formulating of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and indicators;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the Authority’s plans and carrying out impact assessments for all drought management interventions spearheaded under the Authority;
  • Providing technical assistance to the Authority’s County Offices to develop comprehensive monitoring and evaluation guidelines and systems;
  • Carrying out training on National and County level to assist with the implementation of the Authority’s M&E systems;
  • Conducting audits and reporting on the status of drought management issues;
  • Coordinating implementation of the M&E framework and system for Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE);
  • Be the focal person for IGAD Drought Resilience M&E Working Group;
  • Conducting periodic review of the contingency plans and their related budget to ensure that the implementation of activities is on schedule;
  • Coordinating and organising studies/surveys and other field activities to evaluate the impacts of the various drought management initiatives;
  • Undertaking evaluation of DRR initiatives to assess how they contribute to enhance local resilience to drought.
  • Any other duties called upon to perform by the Planning and Policy Manager.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Economics, Statistcs, Commerce, Mathematics or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:-Economics, Statistcs, Commerce, Mathematics, Developmental Planning and Policy or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of five years field experience in M&E of rural development projects;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and oversee implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans; and
  • Sound ICT Knowledge: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and statistical applications (SPSS and EPI info, etc;).

    5. Human Resource and Administration Manager

    1 Position

    Ref: NDMA 01

    Reporting to the Director, Support Services, the Human Resources and Administration Manager will be responsible for the day to day management and administration of the human resources management and administration functions of the Authority.

    Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of human resource management policies, procedures and programs.
  • Advise management and staff on matters relating to career development, training development, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, performance management and improvement systems workplace ethics, discipline including the handling of grievances/complaints.
  • Manage and update the Government Human Resources Information System (GHRIS), and ensure the safe custody of all records, including e-records.
  • Coordinate the provision of high-quality support services to the Authority, including transport, logistics and security.

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Human Resource Management.
  • Have a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from KNEC
  • Be a registered member of the relevant professional institute (ICPS, IHRM)
  • Relevant working experience of at least 10 years, with a minimum of four years in a senior position in a medium or large organization.
  • Knowledge and working experience of the Kenyan Labor Laws
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge in excel and other Human Resource Information System(HRIS)

    How to Apply

    Candidates fulfilling the requirements should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of their academic and professional certificates.

    All applicants are also expected to provide postal, telephone and email contacts of three referees, two of whom must have known the applicant from a work environment.

    All applications with positions and reference numbers clearly indicated on the envelope should be sent to the address below by registered mail, hand delivery or by courier on or before close of business 7th May, 2015.

    The Chief Executive Officer
    National Drought Management Authority
    P.O Box 53547 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Applications can be hand delivered at the

    National Drought Management Authority
    Lonrho House, 8th Floor
    Standard Street.
    Nairobi


    UNDP Technical Assistance (Galvanizing the Overall Effectiveness in the Introduction of Mediation into the Civil Court Process) Consultancy

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    Technical Assistance – Galvanizing the Overall Effectiveness in the Introduction of Mediation into the Civil Court Process

    Background: As one of the three arms of the Government of Kenya, the Judiciary is responsible for the fair and efficient administration of justice for all.

    In line with strengthening the capacity of the judiciary for its effective mandate delivery, including expeditious disposal of cases and the reduction of case backlog particularly in the civil process, the Judiciary seeks the service of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consultant, with experience particularly in the field of mediation.

    This is in line with contributing to realization of Judiciary’s Constitutional mandate as provided under article 159 and responding to the high public expectations and demands for improved performance.

    Objective: Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the introduction of mediation into the civil court process.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:

  • UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided
  • Please quote “Technical Assistance – Galvanizing the overall effectiveness in the introduction of mediation into the civil court process” on the subject line.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Monday, 4th May 2015 by 10.00 A.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: UNDP Technical Assistance (Galvanizing the Overall Effectiveness in the Introduction of Mediation into the Civil Court Process) Consultancy


    Islamic Relief Jobs in Kenya

    Islamic Relief - Kenya

    Islamic Relief:

    Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

    We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following sectors:

    Education and Vocational Training Emergency & Relief Orphans Water and sanitation Income Generation Health and Nutrition Ramadan and Qurbani Disaster Preparedness

    IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya.

    It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa.

    Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities.

    Over these years it has implemented various development and relief activities in Mandera.

    This has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

    In January 2010 and October 2011, IRK extended its operation to Wajir and Garrissa Districts respectively.

    Through working in chronic food deficit areas and in the most disadvantaged areas, IRK has ensured that its programmes target those who are most vulnerable in the most disadvantaged areas.

    These programmes include Health and nutrition, Water and Sanitation, livelihoods, Child-welfare and other special programmes (Qurbani and Ramadhan)

    1. Job Title: Operations Manager (OM)

    Reporting To: Country Director

    Staff Reporting: Logistics and Procurement Officers / Coordinators and Senior IT Officer

    Base Location: Nairobi 60% and 40% Field - (Wajir, Mandera and Dadaab)

    General description of the role:

    The Operations Manager (OM) will work alongside the Country Director (CD), Head of Programmes (HoP) and with the Senior Management Team (SMT) at a country level, to support and assist the CD in management of the country programme.

    The OM will assist the building and running of an organisation that can design, implement, and report on cost effective interventions of a high quality, consistent with relevant standards and norms.

    The OM assists in the management of the country programme, working with programme and project teams and head office staff to define and implement a programme that gives meaning to IR-Kenya's mission, policies and procedures, within the Kenyan context.

    The OM will have responsibility for sections of the country programme including logistics, procurement and IT.

    The OM will have a focus on systems development, documentation and implementation, including working with HR on an effective in-house training programme and with finance, logistics on audit systems for IR-Kenya and donor policies.

    This will include the effective management of the IR-Kenya asset register by facilitating the co-ordination of Logistics and Finance information.

    It is anticipated that each of the three sections reporting to the OM (logistics, procurement and IT) will be managed by strong coordinators/Officers.

    The role of the OM will be to coordinate and supervise their work and to agree strategic priorities so as to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of IR-Kenya's programmes in Kenya.

    The job-holder is not expected to manage the coordinator's sections or teams on a daily basis, nor to act in their place except for periods of leave or where it is unavoidable.

    The OM will be expected to have a good understanding of the overall country programme and be able to effectively represent the organisation and the country programme to external stakeholders.

    Key Duties

    General Responsibilities

  • Develop a good understanding of the overall country programme;
  • Agree with CD and Head of Programmes monthly and annual objectives, and provide CD with monthly report on progress based upon an agreed work plan;
  • Ensure monthly reporting on agreed key indicators for each function;
  • Act as part of the Senior Management Team of the country programme;
  • Represent IR-Kenya and the country programme where relevant to external stakeholders;
  • Ensure transparency and accountability across all IR-Kenya activities through full implementation of Logistic, Procurement and IT.
  • Responsible for capacity building of the operations staff in the country office on the job- training as well as other customized trainings and workshops.
  • Collaborate with the HRC to develop and implement an effective and agreed training and staff development programme for the Operations staff on strategic approach and addresses individual, programmatic, organisational needs;
  • Together with the logistics, Procurement and HR/admin team, ensure efficient management of Kenya-based conferences/meetings, Head Office visits, and Technical Team management;

    Logistics/Procurement/IT

  • Responsible for procurement and management of supplies, vehicles, assets, stock and ICT (as delegated responsibility of the CD)
  • Directly supervise the Logistics Coordinator/Logistics Officers/IT Officer (LC/LO);
  • Agree with the LC/LO/IT Officer monthly objectives and review on a monthly basis their achievement;
  • Provide LC/LO/IT Officer with reasonable support and supervision as required to assist with the implementation of their work and to ensure that targets are being achieved;
  • Support the LC/LO/IT Officer to lead and develop all members of his/her team;
  • Support the LC/LO/IT Officer to work with other functions and programmes to coordinate and link work across the country programme.
  • Policy, Procedures and Guidelines (Systems Development, Documentation, Implementation, Training and Audit
  • Working with the CD, HoP and the Senior Management Team (SMT) identify areas requiring development and set out priorities and plans for meeting them;
  • Implement plans and report to CD and SMT on progress;
  • Assist the SMT with the drafting of Country Strategic Plan;
  • Be responsible for implementation of the Document Management System;
  • Support policy development and implementation in Logistics, Procurement and IT, working with the respective Officers/Coordinators;
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of Logistics, Procurement and IT systems to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of organisation;
  • Liaise with HQ and Regional Office on development of policies within head office and the field, sharing information in order to encourage the development of systems that are valuable for all parts of the organisation.
  • Review Standard Operating Procedures and adjust if needed
  • Carry out other duties as requested by CD.

    Requirements:

  • 3+ years of previous systems management experience, including logistics, HR, and admin management. 4+ years previous experience in project management at a senior management level
  • Minimum education to a degree level, or significant relevant experience that shows an ability to critically analyse and apply information in management and work situations at a similar level
  • Strong demonstrable previous experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation - this will include use of planning tools such as logical framework analysis (LFA);
  • An interest in capacity building/mentoring of teams (both national and expatriate) Flexibility to spend significant time in the field.
  • Good skills in systems development and documentation e.g. experience of ISO systems or similar Strong experience liaising with governmental / local authorities and other NGO's.
  • Excellent staff management and personnel skills
  • Budgetary control and financial management skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Expected Outputs Updated/revised IR-Kenya Country Strategic Plan, Procurement Plan, Security Plan, and IT Policy; Effective Operations Plans for specific programmes/projects; Updated Procurement Plans, Procurement tracking system, Revised IR- Kenya Offices and Guest House Management and use guidelines.
  • Revised Operation Staff JD's, revised Asset/inventory list with clear depreciation.

    2. Vacancy: Executive Assistant

    Base Location: Nairobi

    Reporting to Regional Director

    Contract Duration: One year with possible extension

    Job Summary:

    The Executive Assistant provides a high level of support to the Regional Director.

    S/he will act as the first point of contact for the Director, compiles high level reports; receiving and responding to the clients

    Key Working Relationships

    Office of the Chief Executive Officer; International Programmes Division, Finance Division, HROD Division; Regional Office departments; Country Directors Externally serves a point of contact for correspondences with donors and partners

    Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Office of the Regional Director in organizing regular and ad-hoc meetings; preparation of minutes and summaries of actions to be taken
  • Tracking of progress on agreed issues; follow-up with Country Directors, Regional Departmental Heads or Focal points on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to the Regional Director.
  • Screening and reviewing of all incoming communications, draft and filter outgoing correspondence for the Regional Director’s signature and clearance.
  • Adherence to appropriate protocol and correspondence guidelines when communicating with partners.
  • Maintain records and track the status of the Regional Director’s action items, including his/her calendar.
  • Organize and maintain the Office of the Regional Director, ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
  • Contribution to development and use of automated filing /archiving systems, logging and tracking systems, and mail and contact listing.
  • Provide administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests, and performing administrative functions such as preparing correspondences and receiving visitors; arranging conference calls; and scheduling meetings.
  • Prepare for the visits of high delegations including IRW CEO, Board of Directors, International Program Department Director, donors and other dignitaries.
  • Select and compile background and briefing materials for meetings, travel, conferences and fundraising for the senior management team.
  • Liaise regularly with staff in other departments, field offices, IR in other countries and external contacts to ensure effective information flow and timely actions.
  • Undertake speedy processing, safe storage and retrieval of information and documents.
  • Follow up on performance indicators/success criteria, targets and milestones, preparation of reports
  • Perform any other duties reasonably assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A University Degree in Public Relations, International Relations or related discipline.
  • Analysis of numerical, verbal and other data from diverse sources.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an International NGO, or UN working as a senior executive or as a Senior Secretary in a busy department.
  • Detailed knowledge and technical expertise in Office Management.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • High competence in handling situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Keeps the highest standards of confidentiality and loyalty towards the Regional Director.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent self-organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and multi task when necessary.
  • Ability to summarize and draft complex reports and good report writing skills.
  • Sound practical exposure to Project Management would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a cross-cultural environment

    How to Apply

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

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

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

    Send your applications to HR.Kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke, by Friday 8th May, 2015.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Assistant Study Coordinator Job in Kenya - University of Washington TREE Program

    Vacancy: Assistant Study Coordinator

    The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of America’s premier educational and research institutions.

    The UW has been conducting medical research and program activities in Kenya for over 25 years.

    As part of this endeavor, the Treatment, Research and Expert Education (TREE) program has contributed to HIV medical research and has developed HIV treatment, prevention and management capacity through training, clinical mentorship, and webcast distance learning lectures.

    The TREE Program has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Study Coordinator with strong data analysis skills and experience in monitoring studies.

    Working under the general direction of a Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator, she/he will responsible for the following:

    Study Coordination Duties

  • Prepare periodic ad hoc reports as required by principal investigators, funding agency and/or regulatory bodies
  • Schedule meetings as required by funding agency and regulatory bodies
  • Respond in a timely manner to all queries by the regulatory bodies
  • Prepare and submit in a timely manner annual renewal applications to regulatory bodies

    Data Duties

  • Develop strategies for data management
  • Design and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure that quality data that correlates with research objectives
  • Design and manage research databases
  • Coordinate data-checking process and produce reports on the data quality
  • Manage data cleaning processes
  • Ensure that patient study files are properly filled, documented, and stored
  • Maintain the security of data
  • Responsible for linking, de-linking and encrypting data
  • Perform complex data analyses
  • Prepare data reports for regulatory bodies and funding agency

    Monitoring Duties

  • Assist the Study Coordinator in monitoring the progress of research activities and ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities
  • Review the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of completed study related records, case report forms and other documents
  • Implement quality control procedures throughout the conduct of the study
  • Review study related processes relative to applicable regulatory requirements, including GCP and Human Subjects Protection regulations
  • Responsible for ensuring that all staff are following Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs)
  • Coordinate monitoring visits by the funding agency
  • Coordinate training activities for staff
  • Review and Implement in a timely manner recommendations by funding agency

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related fields such as public health, statistics, IT or related fields and at least 4 years of related work experience
  • Experience in coordinating studies
  • Experience in monitoring of research studies and developing action items
  • Demonstrated knowledge in QA/QC processes in a research study set ups
  • Experience in Data Management including
  • Using teleform software, and mobile data collection (knowledge of ODK a plus)
  • Handling clinical research data
  • Data analysis, especially of longitudinal data
  • Proficiency in SPSS and other data analysis packages

    Submit your application letter addressed to the Principal Investigator, TREE.

    Include your daytime telephone contact, telephone contacts of three professional referees, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certificates and testimonials by 5th May 2015; treehire@uw.edu


    Mercy Corps AGRIFIN Accelerate Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    General Program Summary:

    The core problem AgriFin Accelerate seeks to address is the inclusion gap for smallholder farmers who lack access to affordable, accessible, demand-driven products and services that drive higher productivity and income for farm families.

    The AgriFin Accelerate program utilizes a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are "bundled" in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially.

    The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale.

    We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers.

    The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.

    Our project goal is for smallholder farmers to gain full access to impactful, demand-driven, technology-enabled financial products, tools, channels and knowledge that significantly increase farm productivity and family income, delivered by vibrant ecosystems of diverse service providers.

    Program operations will take place in three countries anchored around a central “Hub” office in Kenya, expanding to serve Tanzania and Zambia over a two year timeline.

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    1. AGRIFIN Accelerate Program Director - Nairobi

    General Position Summary:

    The Program Director (PD) will be responsible for implementation of the overall program, including formulating and managing the program inception phase, market research and partner development, followed by conceptualizing and leading project development with program partners and hiring well qualified country directors and other senior management to manage project implementation on a day to day basis, as well as key consultant experts to support project implementation.

    The PD will be responsible for leading establishment and successful performance of the program in all three focal countries, including Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

    The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the performance of all projects, as well as ensuring that a strong cross-learning, monitoring and evaluation stream of activities is consistently applied, as well as staff development to work at international best-practice levels.

    The Program Director will ensure the highest standard of learning and communication of learning both internal to Mercy Corps and externally to key stakeholders both regionally and internationally.

    The Program Director will be responsible for managing program budgets and developing program reports to the donor, as well as leading overall development of program publications, representation and events.

    The AgriFin Accelerate program will align and coordinate the original AgriFin Mobile program and other AgriFin programming efforts throughout Mercy Corps.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Management & Program Development

  • Lead establishment of new programs and country offices in all three target countries, working in coordination with Country Managers and support team based in Kenya, including country registration, securing premises, operational setup and full hiring, aligned with Mercy Corps policies and procedures;
  • Lead initial country research in each country, including ecosystem, payment and farmer-centric research with strategic partners;
  • Develop AgriFin Accelerate program strategies which maximize internal and external resources, including hiring and building appropriate staff skills, and partner relationships in order to achieve program goals and objectives;
  • With the support of the AgriFin Accelerate team, develop and maintain a clear
  • vision and strategy for the program that can be clearly communicated to team members, government, partners, investors, media, Mercy Corps colleagues and program clients, as well as strong strategic links and cross learning with other AgriFin programming within Mercy Corps;
  • Maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for programs, as well as segregation of duties while ensuring effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies/procedures;
  • Develop close and productive working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders – including the primary stakeholders, operations departments, private sector and NGOs – all parties required to establish a shared vision of the project and achieve objectives;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with the relevant government ministries, as well as other higher-level stakeholder groups;
  • Identify opportunities, conceptualize and strategize business models for bundling of mobile financial and agricultural mobile bundled services.
  • Oversee and participate in the process of product development including technology requirements, pricing, and a value proposition for program partners;
  • Oversee development of partner plans, product roadmaps and budgets for each of the countries program and partners.
  • Update annually based on new opportunities, including products, financial and outreach projections;
  • Support Director, Learning Management to document all lessons learned from the program and prepare periodic case studies, beneficiary stories and annual ebooks for publication;
  • Oversee process of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) with assistance from program staff. Ensure easy public access to MEL reports and data and make sure they are widely distributed;
  • Hire and supervise a diverse team of direct and indirect reports and provide leadership on the implementation of the program and provide accountability to the deliverables, objectives workplan and logframe;
  • Oversee all activities including research, product development, farmer training, M&E, mobile application development, system interfaces, and facilitation with other Mercy Corps programming;
  • Lead the process of writing, editing, assembling, and submitting program reports as well as publishing all program related case studies, ebooks and lessons learned;
  • Origination, implementation and ongoing oversight of all contractual relationships with consultants, partners and vendors;
  • Facilitate workshops and regular internal and external learning events for effective work planning and capturing of lessons learned;
  • Attend international forum to represent the program and disseminate information on lessons learned from building bundled services;
  • Provide strong leadership to staff, promoting teamwork, honesty, efficiency and a commitment and joy for the job;
  • Lead overall program governance, forming and reporting to the program Advisory Group and Mercy Corps Complex Program management board; and
  • Actively seek opportunities to leverage the program. Work with Mercy Corps’ AgriFin model programs, Social Ventures, TSUs, and country field offices to identify areas for program coordination, as well as opportunities for related new programming.

    Administrative and Operational Responsibilities

  • Establish the office structure, procurement and recruitment and training of staff in all three countries;
  • Ensure that an effective and participatory MEL system is established in as decentralized a manner as is possible and would be effective;
  • Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors.
  • Ensure all consultant and subgrant agreements are properly structured, ensure that detailed specifications are prepared in a timely, objective, fair and transparent manner, including the reporting responsibilities and administration of terms and awards;
  • Make sure the business of the project is conducted in an efficient manner by supervising and monitoring project implementation.
  • Ensure that timely decisions on corrective actions are made and implemented;
  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the project, guided by the project document and the logframe;
  • Assure that all contractual and compliance related obligations are adhered to and make the necessary contacts and efforts to ensure implementation meets project targets;
  • Regularly appraise staff and provide feedback and support to enable them to do their jobs better and build their technical and professional skills;
  • Establish leadership, direction and personal credibility with staff; implement and maintain a clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
  • Maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with Mercy Corps’ policies, including current position descriptions for all positions, personnel orientation and professional development plans, personnel evaluation systems.
  • Manage with an emphasis on excellence and achievement; encourage a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation.
  • With full knowledge of the technical nature of the program, act as a technical resource for team members and lead and/or create opportunities for professional growth in technical areas that bring considerable value to the program.
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of donor and internal Mercy Corps reports;
  • Manage all aspects of the budget within approved spending levels and oversee program cash flow plan to ensure a steady and adequate supply of funds for program activities;
  • Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors;
  • Maintain strong operational relationships with Mercy Corps finance, administration and logistics teams to ensure clarity and full support of program activities;
  • Ensure adherence to operational guidelines and standards as per internal/ external audit requirements;
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting;
  • Exercise sound judgment to ensure program expenses are reasonable, allowable and prudent;
  • Ensure all program funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations including private funds;and
  • Control the budget and safeguard against project funds and assets misuse.

    Communications

  • Make all efforts to engage key stakeholders in important external evaluations to ensure an understanding of locally perceived impacts and problems;
  • See that all ad hoc evaluation studies needed to gain timely and relevant insights into emerging areas of concern are undertaken.
  • Make sure the data are shared with all those involved in decision making and follow up on the implementation of any decisions;
  • Assist with development and dissemination of program promotional materials, including updates for web page; press releases, newsletter articles and other publication materials related to Mercy Corps’ programs;
  • Represent Mercy Corps and AgriFin Accelerate at public events, conferences and workshops to promote the AgriFin Accelerate program and disseminate learnings;
  • Develop and nurture productive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success.
  • Build strong constituencies to include Mercy Corps headquarters and regional teams, national and international investors and partners, government officials, donor community officials, vendors, media and the general public.
  • Formulate, lead, document, and communicate Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Accelerate program public relations and advocacy messages in program countries and abroad with the media, donors, colleague NGOs, local partners and the government.
  • Work closely with the Regional and Country Director to ensure that the AgriFin
  • Accelerate program and its complicated set of activities are woven into overall country and regional strategies so that at no time does it become a stand-alone initiative separated from the broader strategies in which it was intended to function.
  • Lead strategy and ensure adequate communications around program implementation, as per donor requirements.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Finance Director, Director - Learning Management, Zambia Country Program Manager, Tanzania Country Program Manager, Operations Manager and Program Assistant

    Reports Directly To: Regional Program Director, East and Southern Africa

    Works Directly With: AgriFin Accelerate Advisory Committee, Relevant Country Directors, Regional Program Director, Program-Related Consultants, and other Program Stakeholders

    Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum MA/Sc/MBA or equivalent in business administration, information technology, agriculture, finance or related field required;
  • Minimum twenty years’ relevant working experience required; preference for experience in both private and public sector and a strong working knowledge of financial services, information technology and agriculture;
  • Demonstrated ability to work at highest international technical levels of international best practice in financial inclusion, including track record of publishing relevant publications and international speaking experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop sustainable and socially actionable business models through partnerships including extensive development of products, pricing, marketing strategies, delivery channels, SWOT analysis, financial projections and building value propositions;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with major banks, mobile networks and private sector players at the highest levels, developing and implementing successful programming related to financial inclusion and technology;
  • Strong experience in developing & maintaining complex donor programs, organizational relationships & partnerships, with experience managing significant multi-country programs for major foundations;
  • Proven track record of ability to lead and manage multi-million dollar grants and related programming, including workplans, budgets, reporting, HR management and commitment to deliverables and timeframes;
  • Deep experience with Mercy Corps or similar international non-profit agency preferred;
  • Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills; and
  • Full proficiency with MS Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), mobile phone applications (i.e. IPhone, Android, USSD, SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, STK) and project management software (i.e. MS Project) required.

    Success Factors:

  • Innovative, decisive and inclusive leadership approach
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Demonstrated technical skills in mobile financial services, technology & agriculture
  • Proven experience managing teams of senior experts
  • Ability to launch and manage country offices
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, frustration and stress in self, partners and others
  • Ability to travel frequently nationally and internationally
  • Ability to maintain a sense of humour throughout.

    2. AGRIFIN Accelerate Director, Learning Management - Nairobi

    General Position Summary:

    The Director, Learning Management is a key position in the AgriFin Accelerate program responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing program implementation and sectoral learning, and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports and communications products.

    More than just measuring results, the program’s M&E system will be an integral part of project planning and allow strategic and informed management of interventions across Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

    The Director, Learning Management will provide team leadership related to project development and learning, as well as learning management.

    Based on program deliverables, the Director, Learning Management cohesively represents the multi-country program to relevant stakeholders and other organizations/institutions through a variety of different channels.

    Given the program’s objectives of facilitating sustainable systemic change in the market system, measuring high-level results alone is not sufficient.

    It is also necessary to understand the processes which lead to the end impact.

    This requires an ongoing monitoring process that can measure indicators along the results chain of the program.

    In addition, the position holder is responsible for ensuring that the reports are timely and of a high quality, as well as overseeing and building the capacity of related staff.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Vision, Leadership and Strategy

  • Provide direct oversight and management for the technical matrix team, comprised of experts in financial services, technology product development, digital capacity building and agriculture.
  • Provide leadership to program offices in implementing and conducting Research,
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (RMEL) activities that inform and improve each intervention, as well as feed into the broader program-wide RMEL system.
  • Lead strategy related to program learning and impact assessment, including selection and management of strategic partners and consultants for MEL.
  • Maintain a system that improves MC’s ability to analyze and represent impact to donors, government, colleague agencies, and communities themselves.
  • Serve on the senior management team and work with the Program Director to design and lead management meetings and strategy sessions.
  • Work closely with the Program Director to link, support and build other AgriFin programming globally.

    RMEL System Development

  • Lead efforts to establish an RMEL system working out of Nairobi that will facilitate RMEL for all three country offices and collaborate closely with program consultants in developing and establishing of the RMEL system, one that serves the needs of the overall AgriFin Accelerate program and it’s field officers.
  • Support all country programs independent efforts to ensure high quality RMEL at the program level as well as build a program-wide system that captures and presents results.
  • Design and maintain a system with utility and program quality in mind, providing managers and their teams real time information that can steer program implementation as well as informing donors and strategic program direction and that helps strategize future program interventions.

    Learning Agenda

  • Be the focal point for the learning agenda for AgriFin Accelerate program, ensuring consistent application of the learning agenda through program design, implementation, assessment and communication.
  • Working with program teams and consultants to ensure learning is distilled and communicated via high impact channels to program partners, stakeholders, and broad industry groups to build ecosystem development and impact, aiming for expanding stakeholder capacity to implement successful models and learn from program failures.
  • Lead work with program partners to establish responsive joint learning agendas which serve both partner and program needs, with well integrated data collection planning and implementation.
  • Ensure that learning goals are well established and coordinated for DFCL activities.

    Communications

  • Assist in the coordination, development and implementation of the program communications strategy in close coordination with the AgriFin Senior Leadership
  • Team (director, country managers and finance) and in cooperation with the program donor and assigned consultants.
  • Play a leadership role in development of grant and management reporting, ensuring that materials are timely, high-quality and responsive to donors and partners.

    Monitoring and Evaluation/ Assessments

  • Lead design and implementation of evaluations and assessments as outlined in the program proposal and workplans, drawing on appropriate research and survey tools and incorporating Mercy Corps’ standards on design, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Provide input as to RMEL Agri-Fin Senior Leadership Team and act as a liaison with Mercy Corps HQ MEL technical staff.
  • Play a central role in all design, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, and learning activities, and developing the capacity of teams to understand and reflect on data as well as share across implementing countries.
  • Establish all required consulting agreements and relationships for MEL activities based on Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and support all MEL consultant work, ensuring high levels of coordination and integration into overall programming, as well as appropriate support for partners.

    Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Communications Manager, Digital Farmer Capability Lab Manager, Technology Product Manager, Financial Services Manager, Agronomy Manager

    Accountability:

    Reports Directly To: Agri-Fin Accelerate Program Director

    Works Directly With: Country Managers, Finance Director, Partner Organizations, Donor

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ proven experience in monitoring and evaluation tied to development programming. Strong inclination toward economic development and technology-enabled programming a plus
  • Strong demonstrable understanding of burgeoning trends and ideas in the M&E field
  • MA/S or equivalent in Social Science, Management, International Development preferred
  • Experience with mobile data systems and platforms
  • Extensive experience designing, developing and implementing M&E systems, including data management platforms, data collection tools, survey design, evaluations, etc.
  • Proven experience using monitoring data and feedback loops to regularly reflect, iterate and improve programs
  • Must have extensive experience working with a variety of donors, preferably in Africa and strong demonstrated writing, presentation and communications ability, with clear experience in use of social networking and other digital channels
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, INGO and NGO partners
  • Demonstrated ability to support complex programming and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience living and working in East Africa region is preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential

    3. AGRIFIN Accelerate Finance & Compliance Director - Nairobi

    General Position Summary:

    The AgriFin Accelerate Finance & Compliance Director (FCD) is a member of the senior program management team and part of the Mercy Corps Finance Department, and as such is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the overall program, working collaboratively to ensure compliance with Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations.

    S/he works under the direction of the AgriFin Accelerate Program Director and is responsible for all financial functions based in Nairobi and covering program operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance.

    The FCD reports and provides timely assistance to the Program Director and the Program Team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Financial Management

  • Ensure effective, transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of the program.
  • Maintain appropriate local insurance coverage in coordination with the Admin.
  • Department, to protect Mercy Corps.
  • Provide monthly standard accounting submissions to Mercy Corps Headquarters, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, required subgrantee reporting, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Lead development and production of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports in line with donor requirements.
  • Provide monthly management reports to the Program Manager, including expenditures by country and for the overall project, partner reporting and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Program Director and develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Country Managers.

    Personal Leadership

  • Consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs.

    Representation

  • Interface with donor representatives to convey information about programs as appropriate.
  • Communicate with our partners as well as private sector partners, to verify their systems and that they understand and follow all appropriate procedures and archiving.
  • Participate in sharing best practices with NGOs and governmental agencies.

    Team Management

  • Create a sustainable work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled and effective team members and enables them individually and collectively to strive to achieve excellence.
  • Supervise and lead a diverse team of direct and indirect reports in field offices.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts; build constructive internal relationships; help team members identify problem solving options and ensure integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Accountability: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Organizational Learning:

    As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Direct supervision of Agri-Fin finance staff in Kenya; dotted-line supervisory responsibility for finance staff in other Agri-Fin offices.

    Reports Directly To: Agri-Fin Accelerate Program Director

    Works Directly With: HQ Regional Finance Officer (with authority for technical financial matters); Deputy Agri-Fin Director; members of Operations, Country Managers, TSU team members, and others.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • A BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 + years of progressive financial management experience, including supervisory experience required.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in grants management as well as an understanding of donor regulations required.
  • At least 3 years’ international experience required; international NGO/PVO field office experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills, including managing staff in remote locations.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
  • Previous experience in insecure environments.

    Success Factors:

    The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the three diverse countries which Agrifin Accelerate operates.

    S/he will be an excellent communicator, multitasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations.

    S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.

    S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution.

    The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments, make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations, have strong skills in design monitoring and evaluation of development programs and maintain a sense of humour.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org on or before Thursday 30th April by 4.00pm.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    International NGO SAP Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    SAP Administrator

    Based in Nairobi

    We are an international NGO with a strong footprint in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania: In these countries our 3,000+ strong staff serves over 200,000 smallholding farmers and helps them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

    Your primary objective will be to support the finance team by helping create and refine the financial systems that will shape One Acre Fund for the long-term.

    You will serve in a career-track position that combines SAP knowledge, financial analysis, and non-profit accounting.

    We are seeking exceptional professionals with a long-term career interest in international development.

    As part of a rapidly growing organization, you will be a key member of a small team responsible for integrating our financial processes across the organization to produce key data that will guide strategy.

    Your Role

  • SAP B1 System Admin; Administer our SAP B1 system in day-to-day tasks, including technical support, user administration, and basic system enhancements.
  • Implement system changes desired by different finance teams.
  • SAP B1 Integration; Work with the IT team to improve the asynchronous SAP system integration framework that enables remote teams to constantly work through the new systems.
  • This will require both networking and SAP B1 Framework expertise.
  • Building-out Our System.
  • Help expand our financial system into a true ERP by adding different processes into our system (ex. Inventory) and gradually increasing its functionality (Mobile
  • Solutions, Approval Setup, Automatic Payment Integration)
  • Workflow Improvement.
  • Improve One Acre Fund finance workflows across the organization from end-to-end.
  • Liaising with finance staff in different countries to improve the efficiency of the system and design system solutions to making the user’s job easier.
  • Mapping Business Processes. Create and maintain up-to-date system manuals and process flows that reflect organizational best practice. These documents will be the source for how users will use the system.
  • Lead Organizational Training.
  • Become an expert user in our financial system that is able to train users across the organization on proper use of SAP B1

    Our Requirements

  • Confident with databases and numbers: general familiarity with accounting and SQL
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Experience in troubleshooting network problems, ERPs, or technical system transitions (SAP B1 preferred but not required)
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Experience in finance, accounting, or other technical profession. Examples include professional work experience a financial analyst, experience in data analysis (statistics, engineering, etc).
  • English required
  • Computer skills: highly competent in SAP B1, SQL, and/or Crystal Reports.

    If you feel motivated to work for One Acre Fund as the SAP Administrator and if you fulfill our requirements for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

    To apply, please click on this link: International NGO SAP Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya , by 31st May 2015

    You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.

    At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

    Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.


    AVU Media Interns and Research Assistant Career Opportunities in Nairobi Kenya

    Introduction:

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

    A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by nineteen (19) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

    The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi,

    Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

    The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts:

    (a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and

    (b) Not-for-profit development services.

    The Not-for-profit development services aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities: updating and developing content; Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; Research and Development; and Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.

    AVU is currently engaged in a MultiNational Project II, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 21 African countries with 27 participating institutions.

    Vacancy: Media Interns (Educational Technology and Learning Resources Program)

    Background to ET&LR:

    The Educational Technology & Learning Resources (ET&LR) unit at AVU coordinates the various Open Distance and eLearning activities of the Multinational Project Phase II.

    The ET&LR unit is currently looking for two media interns to assist in the multimedia resources development process.

    These positions are also intended to help African youth gain practical experience to help transition to the workplace.

    Scope of Work

  • The ET&LR Media Interns will help AVU staff perform the following functions:
  • Assist in the preparation of multimedia materials;
  • Assist in formatting and copying digital files;
  • Assist in maintaining our online catalogue of photos on Flicker;
  • Assist in editing photographs;
  • Assist in editing videos;
  • Assist in media production tasks;
  • The ET&LR Media Intern shall perform other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

  • Studies in Media, Information Technology or Digital Media (preference will be given to candidates with completed or almost completed Bachelor degrees);
  • Fluent in English (preference will be given to candidates who can also speak French or Portuguese);
  • Familiarity with online learning;
  • Experience using Adobe CC software: Premiere, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Light room;
  • Keen on and pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to learn quickly and work well within a team;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.

    Modalities of Work: The ET&LR Media Interns are expected to work during office hours from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 05:30pm.

    Duration: The positions for the two media interns are temporary for a nominal period of three months and are renewable for a three month period, which would amount to the total duration of six months.

    Reporting: The ET&LR Media Interns will report to and be supervised by the Educational Video Technologist and will work closely with other AVU staff members.

    The closing date for this application is 4th May 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3)

    2. Vacancy: Consultant – Research Assistant

    The project has the following activities:

    (1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centers and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centers as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions;

    (2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education (TE), Computer Science (CS), and Peace and Conflict Resolution;

    (3) Gender Mainstreaming,

    (4) Research and Development;

    (5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and

    (6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity.

    The AVU Multinational Project II will be implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; three (3) Lusophone African Countries: Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and nine (9) Anglophone African Countries: Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

    Research & Development

    Research and Development is a new area for the AVU and the objectives of the AVU R&D Unit include;

    (1) strengthen capacity for quality research in open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) in higher education in Africa;

    (2) identify research areas (e.g. OERs, mobile learning) and conduct research related to AVU activities, such as the MSPII;

    (3) coordinate the implementation of research in mobile learning;

    (4) promote dissemination of ODeL research by organizing international conferences and publication of a peer reviewed open access online journal;

    (5) strengthen the capacity of the AVU to make strategic plans and to provide technical assistance on the basis of research findings.

    The R&D Unit will be conducting a number of ongoing studies including on open education resources (OER) and mobile learning, and wishes to engage a consultant to provide research assistance according to the details outlined below.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum: Master’s Degree in any field, Education preferred.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in academic research including: literature review, research design, data collection, data analysis, report compilation and writing.
  • Have sample of research work or writing
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals from different location and cultures.
  • Self-starter and able to take initiative.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Language: Ability to write and communicate proficiently in English.
  • French or Portuguese desirable but not necessary.
  • Good computer skills as well as familiarity with common used research software.

    Scope of Work

    The consultant will be expected to provide research assistance in the following areas:

  • Conducting and compiling literature reviews,
  • Desktop research,
  • Research design (surveys, interview protocols etc)
  • Data collection including administering surveys, conducting interviews and if needed travel to research sites.
  • Data coding, data analysis, statistical analyses, document analysis,
  • Report compilation and writing
  • Correspond and follow-up with research participants as needed

    Expected Deliverables: Research support provided as agreed in conducting and compiling literature review, desk top research, research design and instrument development, data collection, data analysis, report compilation and writing, and corresponding with research participants.

    Modalities of Work: The modalities of the work will be agreed upon with the Manager, Research & Development.

    The consultant will be required to fill a time sheet and provide a monthly report of tasks accomplished as per deliverables indicated above.

    Duration: The consultant is expected to provide support for an initial period of 6 months, renewable for another 6 months if performance is satisfactory.

    Reporting: The consultant will report to the Manager Research & Development

    Payment: The consultant will be expected to work for 8 days in a month for a nominal fee as will be agreed.

    The opportunity is suitable for an advanced student (masters/doctoral) looking to gain additional experience.

    How to Apply

    The successful candidate will be appointed for 3 months renewable for an additional 3 months.

    Application must include an application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

    Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have Media Interns as the email subject T

    he successful candidate will be based at the AVU CVEI Offices on Lenana Road in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The closing date for this application is 7th May 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3)

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The African Virtual University (AVU) AVU Career Opportunities in Nairobi Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.


    KEBS Principal Risk Officer and Head of Department, Standards Development Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya Bureau of standards (KEBS) is a statutory organization of the Government of Kenya established by the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the laws of Kenya in July 1974.

    The mandate of KEBS is to provide Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment services through Promotion of standardization in commerce and industry, Provision of testing and calibration facilities, Control of the use of standardization marks, undertaking educational work in standardization, Facilitation of the implementation and practical application of standards, Maintenance and dissemination of the International System of Units (SI) of measurements.

    KEBS wishes to recruit an innovative and result oriented individual for the following positions:

    1. Principal Risk Officer

    1 Position

    Reporting to: Head of Department - Internal Audit

    Job Role:

    To provide an independent and objective assurance to KEBS management on the effectiveness of the risk management framework put in place by management and recommending risk mitigation measures.

    Responsibilities

  • To review organizational risk management process to ensure it is adequate and objectively gauges the effectiveness of risk management process.
  • To carry out reviews to ensure that risks relating to the organization are categorized into strategic, operational, compliance, environmental, political, financial and are then prioritized.
  • To carry out reviews to ensure risk mitigation measures are developed and implemented to reduce or otherwise manage risks that are otherwise determined to be acceptable to the organization.
  • Carry out reviews to periodically monitor and re-assess the risk and the effectiveness of controls to manage the risk.
  • Provide periodic report on the effectiveness of the risk management process.

    Other Duties:

  • Train and coach internal auditors
  • Participate in developing and revising internal audit procedure manuals.
  • Undertake any other duties of similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.

    Job Grade: KS 5

    Minimum academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce or its equivalent
  • CPA (K) or its equivalent
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage

    Skills:

  • Must have excellent IT skills e.g. on use of ACCPAC
  • Membership registration with a professional body
  • Skill in risk management
  • Management skills
  • Corporate governance
  • Audit/ Inspection skills
  • Competencies: Integrity, Assertiveness, Team Player, Interpersonal Skills, Counselling Skills, Positive Attitude, Creativity, Innovation Relevant work experience: 5 yrs (3 years in risk, audit or inspection management) Location: KEBS HQs Internal Audit Office

    2. Head of Department, Standards Development

    1 Position

    Reporting To: Director, Standards Development

    Job Role: Managing standardization activities to ensure formulation of standards and other deliverables that respond to market / customer needs.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the DIRECTOR-SDD in the management of the Division.
  • Coordinating the entire process of Publication, documentation, acquisition and dissemination of Standards and related documents.
  • Participating in preparation and implementation of the Strategic plan.
  • Coordinating preparation of the Divisional budget and implementation
  • Overseeing the implementation of Bureau Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring profitability and sustainability of all programs in the Division.
  • Coordinating preparing and implementing work plans, work programs and work schedules.
  • Coordinating need assessment for standards.
  • Coordinating and Ensuring development and maintenance of Kenya standards and other deliverables such as Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements(NWA), based on market/customer needs.
  • Attending the Standards Approval Committee meetings
  • Guiding, monitoring and supervising job performance to ensure achievement of performance targets in the division.
  • Coordinating and participating in the development of Regional and International standards and coordinate national position development and their presentation.
  • Coordinating communication (complaints and enquires) and ensure response to consumers on standards development and related matters.
  • Assisting in implementation and maintenance of KEBS Quality management System
  • Liaising with other departments and external customers on standards development matters and promotes close consultative collaborations
  • Evaluating, coordinating and facilitating identification of skill gaps, personnel needs, equipment, workshops, meetings, and consultations for effective standards development and makes recommendations for required support.
  • Carrying out performance appraisal of staff in the department.

    Job Grade: KS 2

    Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in sciences or relevant field
  • Masters degree in any speciality an added advantage
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Must have undergone a standardization course
  • Course in project management and negotiation skills are added advantage

    Skills:

  • Advanced Corporate governance
  • Advanced Strategic Leadership skill
  • Senior management skill
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • HR for Non HR managers
  • Finance for Non Finance managers
  • Competencies: Leadership, Integrity, Strategic, Assertiveness, Team Player, interpersonal Skills,
  • Relevant work experience: 10 yrs working experience, ( 3 years as a manager)

    How to Apply

    Look at; KEBS Principal Risk Officer and Head of Department, Standards Development Jobs in Kenya to submit your application online including a filled application form for employment, Curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates

    Applications must be received by 8th May 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    KCAA Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure.

    The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment:

    1. Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers

    Ref: ANS/ENG/22/15

    Department / Section: Engineering Services

    Reports To: Senior Aeronautical Telecommunication officer

    Job Purpose: To perform routine maintenance tasks during the shift

    Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

  • Collect, record and maintain equipment status on daily basis in logbook and hourly serviceability report sheets.
  • Inspect, test and measure parameter of equipment on a daily basis.
  • Maintain records of tape transcript, ensure periodic change of tapes, and avails tapes for replaying.
  • Perform routine and periodic maintenance operations including equipment, tools and work environment.
  • Perform equipment repairs up to degree or level close guidance of the shift supervisor.
  • Troubleshoot leased line faults and perform continuity tests with other service providers.

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering of Kenya National Examination Council or its equivalent.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ and at least C+ in English Language, Mathematics, Physics or Physical Science and at least C+ in any other two subjects.
  • Below 30 years of age.
  • Higher Diploma in telecommunications engineering will be an added advantage.

    Experience

  • Experience in similar work environment will be an added advantage

    2. Assistant Engineers

    Ref: ANS/ENG/28/15

    Department / Section: Engineering Services

    Reports To: Engineer CNS

    Job Purpose: To install, repair and maintain aviation Communication, Navigation Surveillance (CNS) facilities

    Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

  • Review compliance data on CNS facilities performance to enable development and implementation of corrective measures.
  • Coordinate with the SENIOR Engineer – CNS in performing consultancy services for CNS.
  • Install, repair and maintain CNS facilities
  • Control quality and standards of repair and maintenance for NCS facilities
  • Any other duty assigned by the Engineer.

    Qualifications

  • Bsc, BTech or BEng. Degree in electrical and electronics engineering, telecommunications engineering, or relevant degree in engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Registerable with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Literacy in ICT, UNIX, LINUS and spreadsheets will be an added advantage.
  • Below 30 years of age.

    Experience

  • Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of CNS/ATM system will be an added advantage.

    3. Legal Officer

    Ref: CS/05/15

    Department / Section: Corporation Secretary

    Reports To: Principal Legal Officer

    Job Purpose: To handle, draft and review all legal documents relating to the Authority’s activities.

    Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

  • Handle, co-ordinate and monitor all litigation instituted against and on behalf of the Authority and to liaise with the Authority’s external lawyers.
  • Provide professional support in the drafting and the development of legislation including regulations on civil aviation.
  • Draft, review and interpret contracts/Agreement.
  • Liaise on behalf of the Authority with the legal personnel in Government, other state corporations, private sector, regional and international organizations, on
  • legal matters pertaining to civil aviation including lobbying Government to legislate international conventions on Civil Aviation.
  • Assisting the Corporation Secretary in handling matters of the Board including coordinating meetings of the Board, preparation of Board papers and implementing Board resolutions.
  • Handling of disciplinary and industrial relations matters.
  • Carry out any other duties relating to civil aviation generally as may be directed by the Principal Legal Officer from time to time.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid current practising certificate.
  • Experience: At least 3 years’ experience in litigation and commercial law practice

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, including ICAO standards and guidelines, affecting the operations of KCAA.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Drafting skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

    4. Senior Internal Auditor – Risk Management and Compliance

    Ref: IAQ/6/15

    Department: Internal Audit & Review

    Reports To: Chief Internal Auditor

    Job Purpose: To provide Assurance on Risk Management and Compliance

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in development and periodic review of procedures for use in Internal Audit department.
  • The procedures shall conform to the standards adopted by the Authority, currently being the ISO 90001:2008 Standards;
  • Undertaking continuous evaluation of adequacy and effectiveness of controls and methodology established by Management to ensure that the identified risks are appropriately mitigated at both strategic and operational levels within the Authority;
  • Participating in implementation, monitoring and continual improvement to the KCAA Institutional Risk Management Framework;
  • Ensuring that responsible risk owners within the Authority provide written management action plans in response to the audit reports on Risk Management in their areas of responsibilities;
  • Follow up on outstanding issues as per management actions plans provided in responses to Audit Reports to ensure that management is addressing significant risks and deficiencies within an acceptable time frame;
  • Preparing periodic and mandatory reports on implementation of KCAA Risk Management Framework as per the approved KCAA Risk Management Policy;
  • Provide consultancy services, as may be required, to Management on Risk Management within provisions of the Standards;
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be assigned by Department for time to time.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Aviation, Social Sciences, any other relevant field or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA with Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) qualification or any other recognized Professional body.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, Aviation will be an added advantage.

    Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience, one of which should have been in Risk Management and Compliance.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Certificate in computer applications;
  • Proven integrity, transparency and accountability and shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication Skills

    5. Flight Operations Inspectors

    Ref: ASSR/FO/08/15

    Department: Flight Operation

    Reports To: Chief Flight Operations Inspector

    Job Purpose:

    To organize and supervise the inspection and surveillance activities with respect to general aviation to ensure compliance with aviation safety standards, regulations and recommended practices.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform inspection and surveillance duties with respect to general aviation.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of the operator’s training programmes for pilots, including training facilities, equipment and simulators with respect to the aircraft being used.
  • Evaluate, for approval purposes, the training programmes / curricula offered by training organizations, including the appropriateness of facilities, equipment and training personnel.
  • Perform continuous surveillance, ramp and en route, of Kenyan registered aircrafts as well as foreign aircrafts operating in Kenya and reports on incidents and occurrences.
  • Prepare, conduct and / or oversee where outsourced, the processes leading to Pilot licensing, such as preparation of examination and evaluations, including carrying out flight tests to evaluate pilot proficiency for aircraft type endorsement for check airman approval.
  • Work closely with Airworthiness, Licensing and other departments as and when required.
  • Maintain and update own level of professional knowledge and standards.
  • Perform duties at the satellite stations as may be assigned by the Chief Inspector Flight Operations.

    Qualifications

  • Ordinary level certificate of education with mean grade c+ or its equivalent.
  • Commercial pilot’s license with at least 1000 hours
  • Type rating on at least two aircraft types in the Kenyan register.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, Aviation is an added advantage.
  • Experience
  • At least 3 years flying experience (civil or otherwise).

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to identify non-compliance issues and unsafe practices and to advise operators on remedial actions.
  • Establishes follow-up and monitoring mechanisms with operators on issues identified by audits.
  • Ability to coach for high performance Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process.
  • Good verbal and written communication / reporting skills.
  • Proficiency in office suite and desktop publishing tools.

    6. Chief Airworthiness Inspectors

    Ref: ASSR/AW/02/15

    Department / Section: Airworthiness

    Reports To: Manager Airworthiness

    Job Purpose: To plan, organize and supervise the inspection and surveillance activities of Airworthiness Inspectors

    Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities

  • Issue, renew, amend and validate certificates, and propose amendments to circulars and notices.
  • Implement, improve and supervise inspection processes, procedures, checklists, forms, manuals, programmes and other inspection tools in line with approved regulations and standards.
  • Liaise with the Regulation Office to propose amendments and improvements where necessary in standards, regulations and procedures and assists in Preparation of
  • Draft regulations and advisory material.
  • Validate aircraft type certification for acceptance into the Kenyan register.
  • Evaluate and approve operator technical documents, aircraft repairs and modification and operator programmes.
  • Perform inspections, audit and continuous surveillance and follows-up on corrective actions
  • Disseminate service bulletins, airworthiness directives and other maintenance related information.
  • Evaluate aircraft maintenance organizations for approval purposes and performs continuous surveillance of such organizations
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, maintenance programmes, the training programmes / curricula offered by maintenance training organizations, including the appropriateness of facilities, equipment and training personnel
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, aircraft airframe and power plant modifications
  • Assess and evaluate technical documents of the industry for the purpose of approval and conducts audits as appropriate
  • Examine current and new international and foreign Airworthiness standards related to continuing Airworthiness and determination of the need for adoption;
  • Confer at National and international levels on matters relating to the regulation of Airworthiness
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager Airworthiness.

    Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in aeronautical or mechanical engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Aircraft maintenance engineers licenses.
  • Government airworthiness inspector’s course.
  • At least three type courses or three type ratings, one of which must be on large aircraft.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Experience

  • At least 3 years of hands-on, practical experience as a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer with an AMO;

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and civil aviation regulations will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process
  • Ability to build productive relationships with AMO’s, gaining support and commitment to improvement initiatives and staff sourcing strategies
  • Ability to set and achieve high standards of performance for self and the Section, and gain staff support and commitment to achieve planned goals
  • People and process improvement skills gained through appropriate training and / or hands-on experience
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Office Suite and Desktop Publishing skills

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates for the job vacancies should submit their applications quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV indicating current day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 5th May 2015.

    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    The Director General
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
    KAA Complex - JKIA
    P. O. Box 30163 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


    African Finance Business (afb) Branch Manager Job in Kenya

    afb (African Finance Business) is a consumer finance providing ethical credit services to those who require it most.

    We provide rapidly accessible and affordable unsecured loans with strict affordability criteria to prevent unmanageable debt.

    Our customers are mainly small businesses and entrepreneurs who use our credit to grow their businesses and provide for the unforeseen.

    Our customers are our partners.

    We operate in their markets through 6-man micro branches to provide tailored relationship-based services.

    Our vision is to become the number one retail finance firm in Africa by offering the best services in terms of accessibility, affordability, value and customer experience.

    afb seeks to recruit for: Branch Manager

    Responsibilities

    Branch Targets:

  • Achieve monthly sales and collections targets
  • Manage Branch Staff
  • Directly oversee, support, develop Branch staff to run a high performance 6 person team.

    Leadership & Problem Solving

  • Build and maintain an excellent work environment for the team to develop individual potential and achieve demanding targets.
  • Lead and Manage all Branch functions, logistics and performance issues.

    Service Delivery

  • Deliver first rate customer service
  • Relationships Building
  • Build excellent relationships with customer-partners and opinion leaders in catchment area.

    Reporting

  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of Management Information and market feedback to report on customer preferences, trends and market opportunities
  • Perform such other tasks and duties as the Company may from time to time designate as forming part of the Employee’s job description

    Requirements

  • 1-2 years of leadership experience
  • Experience in micro finance institutions and not banks
  • A degree in a business related field
  • Team leaders in micro finance institutions encouraged to apply

    Key Competencies

  • Customer Handling
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Enforcement of contract and repayment obligations
  • Administrative Support
  • General support to all tasks
  • Communications
  • Branch Operations
  • Information Collection

    Personal Attributes

  • Integrity and ability to work in consumer finance
  • High Motivation
  • Self-starter-functional problem solver
  • Process discipline- Ability to follow SOPs

    If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your cv and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position applied for to smartcashcareers@afb.co.ke, by 31st May 2015

    This position is urgent.


    Consumer Insight Research Director, Associate Research Director and Research Manager Jobs in Kenya

    You are a highly qualified, experienced and motivated professional, looking for a new opportunity to grow.

    Consumer Insight is one of Africa’s leading market research companies and we believe that you and us would make quite a good match.

    This is why we’re inviting you to apply for any one of these positions:

    1. Research Director

    We prefer to think of our Research Director as captain of a team. One who oversees execution and delivery, while keeping a strategic view of business in mind – at all times.

    In this role, you will work directly under the Managing Director and run multiple research projects, undertaken simultaneously, across several African countries.

    Success in the position calls for at least a decade of senior level experience at reputable market research agencies.

    A firm educational foundation is also desired.

    2. Associate Research Director

    With multiple projects, running concurrently, the Research Director always needs a close level of capable support.

    This is where the Associate Research Director comes in.

    Trusted to report directly to the Research Director, you will need to be a master of detail and have the ability to lead a staff team.

    Seven years of suitable experience, along with applicable educational qualifications are required.

    3. Research Manager

    Up and coming talent will find this position a good opportunity to accelerate their careers.

    In this role, you will report to the Associate Research Manager and will be expected to consistently achieve business targets and execute projects.

    You will need at least three to five years of relevant experience, along with suitable degree level qualifications, to be considered.

    Email your CV and copies of relevant certificates, including KCSE, to hr@ciafrica.com by 15th May 2015.


    MSF Switzerland Project Pharmacy Manager and Mental Health Activity Supervisor Jobs in Dagahaley Refugee Camp, Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland, Dadaab Programme

    Based in Dagahaley Refugee Camp

    Project Summary: The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp.

    MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT.

    Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners.

    The selected candidate will be reporting technically to the Projects Pharmacy Manager (At the Coordination Level) / hierarchically to the medical team leader.

    He/she will be responsible of the overall management of the pharmacy activities of the Dagahaley Refugee Camp project.

    Start date: 15th May 2015

    1. Vacancy: Project Pharmacy Manager

    Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.

    Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance.

    Main Tasks Include:

  • Monitor correct stock management across pharmacies within project area, to guarantee a good control and up-dated data of stock levels and general control over drugs and medical devices.
  • Supervise the functioning and organization of the project central pharmacy and other peripheral units, setting the protocols and procedures to be followed by all staff.
  • Carry-out the reporting tasks associated to his/her field of action and responsibility, ensuring its consistency and accuracy, in order to support the decision-making.
  • Reports on drug consumptions and medical devices dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns
  • Provides clinical support to the teams and clinicians. Monitors prescriptions and conducts audits to ensure legitimacy and clinical justification based on MSF protocol.

    Requirements:

  • Education: Pharmacists with diploma/degree from recognized institutions.
  • Must be registered with Pharmacy and Poisons board-Kenya, and hold a current practice licence.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a pharmacist.
  • Experience with MSF preferably or with other INGO within the pharmacy management
  • Competence: Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, flexible, results oriented, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, organized, autonomous and attentive to details.
  • Due to the nature of the work, an ability to speak Somali could be a strong advantage

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents on or before 30th of April, 2015, to the link below: Project Pharmacy Manager

    2. Mental Health Activity Supervisor

    Start date: 15th May 2015

    Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.

    Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance.

    Main Tasks include:

  • Planning, supervision and coordination of mental health activities that includes pycho-social services
  • In collaboration with the direct supervisor, ensure quality of service in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.
  • Carry out medical treatment and psychological care (psychological support or psychotherapy) according to MSF protocols.
  • Implement package of activities for the mental health programme including the community visits.
  • Review psychiatric patients in the MH clinic and provide guidance to the mental health department workers in diagnosing & management of patients.
  • Mental helath program analyse, monitor and report Liaise with the other MSF team members of the project.
  • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning Liaise or collaborate with the other MSF team members of the project including HR

    Requirements:

  • Education: Higher Mental Health Diploma in Psychiatric nursing
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a mental hospital/unit or agency implementing mental health; Experience with MSF preferably or with other INGO
  • Competence: Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, organized, autonomous and attentive to details.

  • Due to the nature of the work, an ability to speak Somali could be a strong advantage

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and registration documents, mentioning on the envelope "mental health activity supervisor” to the link below: Mental Health Activity Supervisor


    GAP Marketing Account Director Job in Kenya

    GAP Marketing is East Africa’s most sought after marketing Services Company.

    Our services help our clients’ brands win at retail by translating their sales and marketing strategies into high impact retail and shopper programmes.

    These services include brand activations, field marketing, retail sales management and retail audit.

    Vacant Position: Account Director

    Reports to: Managing Director

    Subordinates: Account Manager, Account Executives

    Qualifications: a degree/MBA in social science, and a professional qualification in marketing (CIM)

    Experience: 5 years’ relevant experience in FMCG industry is mandatory.

    Principle Responsibilities

  • To ensure efficiency and effectiveness in project management for all clients’ projects.
  • Achieving business targets in both volume and profitability
  • Project review, analysis and evaluation to assess success and efficiency
  • Reviewing business performance, developments and implementation of business plans
  • Advising on organization structure and resource development strategy

    To apply for the position, send a cover letter, your CV, scanned copies of your KCSE, degree and any other relevant certificates to hr@gap-marketing.com by 15th May 2015


    Kwale Water & Sewerage Company Managing Director Job in Kenya

    Kwale Water & Sewerage Co. Limited is the Water Service Provider in the great Kwale County.

    We invite applications to fill the position of Managing Director.

    The person shall be:

  • Offering strategic leadership in the organization to achieve corporate objectives and agreed key performance indicators
  • Maintaining and continuously enhancing enabling work environment to boost staff motivation for better and optimal performance.
  • Promoting business acumen ship to achieve financial sustainability and grow the business of the company
  • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of board resolution and policies, circulars, guidelines from the County & National governments
  • Fostering an integrated corporate culture that promotes integrity and ethical practices for a good compliant corporate citizenship.
  • Promoting good relations with other stakeholders for benchmarking and synergy creation to take the company to the next desired level

    The ideal person shall have

  • First degree from a recognized university in the field of civil or electro-mechanical engineering, accounting, finance.
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least ten years non-stop working experience as a first degree holder, five years of which must be at the top management level
  • Excellent skills in communication, analysis, proposal writing for funding and computer literacy
  • Team player talents and Kenyan in the age bracket of 35 - 45 years.

    If interested and you meet the above, kindly send us your application, detailed CV and 3 referees contacts to.

    The Chairman
    Kwale Water & Sewerage Company Limited
    P.O Box 18-80403
    Kwale

    So as to reach us Not Later than close of business on 4th May 2015

    (canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification)


    Kenya Canners Sacco Internal Auditor Job Vacancy

    Kenya Canners Sacco is one of the leading Co-operative Societies in this region.

    Our products address the needs of the market.

    We seek to employ highly competitive employees supported by a strong Board.

    Kenya Canners Sacco policy is to recruit staff of the highest calibre through fair and open process.

    Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan citizens for the vacant position of:

    Internal Auditor

    1 Position

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option).
  • Be CPA (K) holder.
  • Must be a good team leader.
  • Must be of high integrity and should not be temperamental.
  • Results oriented.
  • Must have good Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
  • Must be Computer Literate.
  • Age between 25 - 35 years.
  • At least five (5) years experience in a similar position.
  • Candidates with a diploma in Co-operative Management and experience in FOSA
  • Operations will have an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Sacco industry program, policies, procedures, regulations and laws.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review of the Society accounting and internal control system.
  • Examination of financial operating information.
  • Review economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the society operations.
  • Ensure compliance with the policy, procedures and government requirements.
  • Special investigations.
  • Verification of all payments and receipts.
  • Ensuring that internal controls are established and effectively maintained to achieve a Sacco Society’s financial reporting objectives.
  • Reviewing internal controls including the scope of the internal audit program, the internal audit findings and recommend action to be taken by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensuring that accounting records and financial reports are promptly prepared to accurately reflect operations and results.
  • Reviewing any related party transactions that may arise within the Sacco Society.
  • Ensuring that relevant plans, policies and control procedures are established and properly administered.
  • Ensuring that policies and control procedures are sufficient to safeguard against error, carelessness, conflict of interest, self-dealing and fraud.
  • Procedure reports to the CEO on day-to-day operations of the society.
  • Keeping minutes of the Audit Committee.
  • Considering any matter of significance raised at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer or the Board of Directors.

    NB: This position will be reporting to the Audit Committee.

    Interested candidates should submit their application with three referees and expected salary to:

    The Chairman,
    Kenya Canners SACCO Society Limited.
    P.O.Box 1124 – 01000.
    Tel: -21162, 22756
    Thika.

    OR Send a soft copy to info@kencannerssacco.co.ke

    So as to reach him not later than 30th April 2015.

    NB: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Head Teacher (Primary) and Deputy Principal (Secondary) Jobs in Kenya

    A Leading Prestigious Co-educational Private school in central Kenya is inviting applications from well qualified applicants for the following positions:

    1. Head Teacher - Primary Section

    The candidate should have at least a Bachelor of Education Degree, Masters in Early Childhood education or equivalent from a recognised university preferred with at least 5 years experience in a school.

    2. Deputy Principal - Academic Affairs - Secondary Section

    The candidate should have at least a Bachelor of Education Degree, and registered with the TSC. Those with Masters Degree will have an added advantage.

    They should have at least five years experience in similar position or senior supervisory responsibility.

    They must have knowledge of both KCSE and IGCSE curriculum.

    Interested candidates should apply by e-mail together with a detailed C.V., a telephone number and names of three referees by 15th May 2015.

    DNA 1804
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi


    Sukari Industries Sugar Manufacturer Jobs in Ndhiwa, Homabay County, Kenya

    Sukari Industries Ltd, a Sugar Manufacturing Company, situated in Ndhiwa, Homabay County is seeking to recruit high caliber candidates for the following positions.

    1. Chef / Cook Cum Supervisor

  • Certificate in food and beverages.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (Knowledge of Hindi is an added advantage)
  • 5 years experience in a busy restaurant preparing Indian foods
  • Knowledge of recipes for preparation of Indian foods a must.
  • Should be able to maintain records.

    2. Driver

  • Clean Driving license with classes A, B, C and E.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • 5 years driving experience
  • Not more than 45 years old
  • Certificate of good conduct/Police clearance Certificate

    3. IT Technician

  • Degree in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge of SAP essential

  • 5 years experience in a busy manufacturing concern.

    4. Pan Boilers

  • Diploma in Food Processing Technology (preferable)
  • 5 years experience in a Cane Sugar Factory

    Interested candidates should send their application letters, C.V. and copies of their testimonials to

    The Human Resource Manager,
    P.O. Box 237
    Ndhiwa

    so as to reach on or before 6th May, 2015.


    English Press Electrical / Mechanical Engineer and Truck Driver (Heavy Commercial)

    Jobs in Kenya A well established World-Class Printing Company is looking for:

    1. Electrical / Mechanical Engineer

    Position Scope

    Reporting to the Maintenance Engineer.

    The successful candidate should be able to operate in a performance driven organization and willing to go the extra mile to ensure work is delivered correctly, accurately and on time which may include working outside the normal office hours.

    Essential Qualification:

  • Bachelors Degree Mechanical / Electrical Engineering required.
  • Graduated in the last 3 years with minimum or no experience.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry-out preventative and breakdown maintenance on plant equipment on both electrical and mechanical faults.

    2. Truck Driver (Heavy Commercial)

    Position Scope

    Drive an assigned truck with load capacity of more than 3 tons to transport materials to specified destinations.

    Education and Knowledge:

  • Completion of Secondary School Education.
  • 5 years experience as a driver in a reputable organization.
  • Clean Valid driving license for Classes B Heavy Commercial and E + 4000 tare weight.
  • Must have a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role to eplvacancies@gmail.com by Tuesday 5th May 2015.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Wasichana Wote Wasome Project Instructional Coaches Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Background:

    Wasichana Wote Wasome Project (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Read’) is a DFID funded project that aims to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for 81,000 marginalised girls in Kenya.

    The project is being implemented in 500 primary schools and the communities they serve in two contexts: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) and urban slums in eight counties namely: Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana and Nairobi.

    Position: Instructional Coach - Nairobi

    4 Posts

    The project wishes to recruit four (4) instructional coaches in Nairobi.

    The incumbent will report to CfBT’s Regional Coordinator and will be assigned to a cluster of complimentary (Non-public) schools within Non-formal settlements in Nairobi urban slums.

    The key responsibility will be to support and coach teachers for improved learning outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy in the project intervention schools.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum of a P1 certificate in Primary Education or its equivalent.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Education is an added advantage;
  • Five years’ experience of teaching in primary school, with demonstrated skill in teaching Literacy and Numeracy;
  • Knowledge and experience working in informal settlements;
  • Skilled in supportive observation of teachers and students and provision of constructive feedback as teachers learn new skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • High level of integrity, interpersonal skills and professional responsibility; demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to improving education outcomes in marginalised and hard to reach areas;
  • Basic IT skills such as email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

    Please email your CV and cover Letter expressing interest to the Project Lead, CfBT Education Trust, strictly via email: cfbt@cfbt-africa.com. Application Deadline: Thursday 30th April 2015.

    N/B: The position has a possible interaction with children, youth and disadvantaged communities and hence a background check will be done and a certificate of good conduct will be mandatory for every applicant.


    FUNZOKenya Project Finance Assistant and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) Job Vacancies - IntraHealth International

    FUNZOKenya is a USAID funded, IntraHealth International led project that aims to improve access to and quality of health workforce training by supporting an increased number of new health workers trained; supporting current health worker training needs; strengthening the capacity of training institutions and strengthening regulatory bodies to enhance training demand.

    Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Health, leading health training institutions in Kenya and the National Health Training Working Group among others, the Project aims to build responsive country-led training systems to improve health IntraHealth invites applications for the following positions in FUNZOKenya project.

    Finance Assistant

    To provide support in the payables and general ledger function of IntraHealth Kenya finance office.

    This includes processing of vendor payments, staff travels advances and activity advances.

    This entails ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all such payments.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process suppliers payments promptly in accordance with the laid down procedures and policies, accurate, complete, adequately supported by all underlying appropriate documents, correctly coded to appropriate expenses, tracking code and project codes.
  • Process MPESA payments for activity and travel advances,
  • With necessary consultation with Procurement team on posting of LPOs to the system, maintains updated Accounts Payable in QuickBooks. This will involve posting of invoices/debit notes/credit notes into QuickBooks within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Ensure statutory deductions such as WHT, PAYE are deducted at source in accordance with the regulations and remittances to statutory bodies are made within the set deadlines
  • Prepare analysis for re-billings to staff for all personal (e.g. telephone, photocopies etc) or overcharges that requires recovery from the staff and ensures such recoveries are made, receipted, banked and posted to the General Ledger in a timely manner.
  • Update the General ledger in the QuickBooks accounting system,
  • Providing required support on compilation of the monthly financial reports

    Qualifications and Competencies

    The ideal candidate should have a Minimum of CPA 1 with 2 years experience in busy accounting department, preferably in a donor funded organization.

    Understanding of USAID rules and regulations is required.

    Possession of good Interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills are desirable.

    S/he should be a person of high integrity, honest and with the ability to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

    2. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer)

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the M&E Officer will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities within the FunzoKenya project.

    She/he will be the project’s focal point person for the compilation, tracking and reporting of data for reports to the funder and other stakeholders.

    Working closely with program and monitoring and evaluation teams, the successful candidate will ensure that all activities carried out contribute to the FunzoKenya Project’s targeted outcomes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain a monitoring and evaluation system that excels in capturing project progress and in tracking program implementation.
  • Develop monitoring tools for routine data collection
  • Develop performance expectations (targets) and assess progress relative to those targets.
  • Conduct data quality assessments to ensure the reliability of data collected and ensure that quality control measures are observed
  • Support training institutions in recording quality data
  • Support county health departments to coordinate in-service training data ensuring its quality
  • Ensure that M&E results are accessible and disseminated to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to special assessments and operations research activities.
  • In collaboration with the Results and Knowledge Management Assistant (RKMA), track, manage and review all reports submitted by program staff and collate lessons learned to inform programmatic work.
  • Remain abreast of developments in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Develop abstracts on the project activities for local and International conferences
  • Develop presentations to disseminate project results

    Qualifications and Competencies

    The ideal candidate should have a Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (Statistics, Public Health, Demography or a related field), at least 4 years working experience as M& E Officer in a USAID supported project.

    Must be proficient in using data analysis packages e.g. SPSS, NVIVO and advanced excel with demonstrated expertise in data analysis (quantitative & qualitative skills).

    Experience in knowledge management and ability to design survey research including development of tools and instruments is required.

    How to Apply

    If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications above, please apply by sending your CV, cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees who must have been your supervisor to: kenyajobs@intrahealth.org. Closing date for applications is 27th April , 2015.

    Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted


    Project Driver Job in Kenya - Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA)

    Job Vacancy: Project Driver

    Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships.

    PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and is currently implementing the University programs in HIV Key populations programming and Research in Kenya.

    PHDA has a vacancy for a Project Driver who will be responsible for transporting directors, managers and field teams to their various working stations, meetings and trainings around Kenya under PHDA Technical Support Unit program.

    We are looking for a self-motivated person, with the experience in logistics and is enthusiastic working in a rapidly growing organization that offers opportunities for career development.

    The Project Driver will report to the Finance and Administration Manager

    Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Administrator and Assistant Administrator on laid out/scheduled activities on a daily basis
  • Providing transport services for field activities
  • Receive visitors to the project and drive them to the various destinations while they are undertaking project related assignments
  • Maintain a log book on the mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance of the project vehicle and update the Administrator regularly
  • Carry out weekly vehicle checks on designated vehicles.
  • Ensure the safety of passengers and vehicles at all times when on duty
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the project vehicle including road worthiness and cleanliness
  • Ensure that packages or letters are delivered in a time efficient manner
  • Sort incoming and outgoing mail/packages and deliver to appropriate recipients within the office/site
  • Understand privacy rules and not tamper with package or document
  • Assist with other clerical work assigned by the Project Administrator
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

  • ‘O’ Level or equivalent
  • Clean Driving license.
  • At least 2 years continuous driving experience
  • Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili

    How to Apply:

    Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to: recruitment@csrtkenya.org.

    If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address:

    HR Manager, PHDA
    PO Box 3737 – 00506,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Applications should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header and stating the Expected Salary.

    All applications must be received no later than 27th April, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Operation Control Centre Technician Job in Kenya

    Rift Valley Railways (RVR), is the Kenya – Uganda concessionaire exclusively operating freight (including marine and passenger rail services in Kenya and Uganda under a 25 year concession agreement signed with both governments in 2006.

    RVR has now embarked on a USD 287 million fully funded five year turn around programme that will see it improve its operations and achieve its vision of being the Best Transport and Logistics partner in Africa by 2020.

    In order to execute this ambitious programme and to achieve its vision, RVR seeks to recruit highly driven and motivated Professionals to fill the following position:

    Operation Control Centre Technician (OCC – Technician)

    Purpose: Plan and control train movement as well clearing wagons enroute

    Key Duties / Responsibilities

    Operation Control Centre Technician is a job which requires a high degree of concentration and problem solving skills.

    Therefore, the principal duty of an OCC – Technician driver is to Plan and control train movement as well as clearing wagons enroute;

  • Issue departure and arrival instructions to locomotive drivers
  • Monitor and direct the movement of trains , using GPS, computers, or voice, or other equipment provided
  • Provide information to locomotive drivers, such as attaching of wagons enroute, crossings, and other critical information
  • Alert response staff, in the event of a train emergency

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • O level education minimum ( Maths C and English C+ )
  • Degree/Diploma holder in IT or equivalent
  • 20 years of age and above

    Experience and Skills

  • Capability to concentrate and think logically over long periods of time
  • Ability to respond quickly in emergency situations
  • Excellent communication skills and Team work
  • Pre-entry experience not required as full training is given for the role.
  • However, a background in office-based work, customer service or communication-based roles may be an advantage
  • Open to learning and development
  • Planning, decision making and problem solving

    How to Apply:

    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title, before 28th April 2014 to:- recruitment@rvr.co.ke

    NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    GM East Africa Warehouse Supervisor and Service Advisor Jobs in Kenya

    Careers at GM East Africa:

    General Motors East Africa, the leading automotive company in the East African region assembling and distributing global brands (Isuzu & Chevrolet), has the following employment opportunities:

    1. Warehouse Supervisor

    Ref: AFS/HRBP/07

    Reporting to the Parts Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Warehouse operations and cyclic counts.
  • Parts inventory management.
  • Quality management for Parts & Accessories.
  • Develop and recommend procedures for orderly replacement of existing movable parts as they become obsolete or deteriorate.
  • Manage scrapping of obsolete and damaged parts.
  • Provide leadership to the warehouse operations team.
  • Initiate purchase requisitions to maintain appropriate stocks.
  • Maintenance of Health and Safety standards in the warehouse.
  • Ensure compliance with internal control procedures.

    For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain or Mechanical / Automotive Engineering.
  • Five years experience in Warehouse Management.
  • MS Office and Database proficiency.
  • Communication, organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.

    2. Service Advisor

    Ref: AFS/HRBP/08

    Reporting to the Senior Service Advisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Scheduling work orders.
  • Follow-up on vehicle service and repairs to meet promised time.
  • Customer communication on service status.
  • Post-repair vehicle inspection and delivery to customer.
  • Service authorization.
  • Customer satisfaction feedback process.
  • Participation in and support for Aftersales Marketing activities.
  • Initiate warranty/policy and campaign repairs and provide input for field product reports and implementation of product improvement campaigns.

    For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:

    Bachelors Degree in Mechanical / Automotive Engineering, Marketing or a related field. Two years relevant experience in a customer service environment. Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills.

    Please send your application and CV quoting the position reference on both letter and envelope to:

    The HR Business Partner,
    General Motors East Africa Ltd,
    Enterprise/Mombasa road,
    P.O. Box 30527 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Or Email: careers.kenya@gm.com

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted

    Deadline 29th April, 2015


    CISP Somalia Health / Nutrition Services Supervisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Supervisor for Health / Nutrition Services

    Location of work: Nairobi

    Program: CISP Somalia

    Reports to: Health / Nutrition Program Manager

    Start of work: ASAP

    Role and Responsibilities

    The Supervisor for Health/Nutrition services supports the Health and Nutrition Program Manager in the management of the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget.

    In particular he/she:

  • Provides support to the Program Manager as required;
  • Assists in reviewing expenditures regularly and documentation;
  • Assists in the preparation of timely, quality project reports in accordance with the donors’ and internal guidelines;
  • Assists in the preparation of documents for logistic, procurements and other administrative activities;
  • Assists the Health Nutrition Program Manager to prepare and submit required material for communication and accountability to be uploaded on the website;
  • Assists monthly analysis and accountability of data collected;
  • Collaborates in development of proposals for donors;
  • Contributes in the preparation of regular or ad-hoc documents (sheets, brochures, other) to disseminate at MoH, DHB or Cluster level.
  • Attends to any other task and responsibility as agreed with the Health and Nutrition Program Manager

    Profile Required

    Educational:

  • Minimum university undergraduate degree (social science or economics);

    Technical / Professional:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience post qualification, prior experience in international organizations preferred;
  • Should have worked preferably in the health and nutrition sector;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Able to prioritize work, and meet deadlines;
  • Able to enforce procedures;
  • Able to oversee multiple tasks;
  • Good interpersonal skills; clear communicator
  • Excellent computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word,
  • Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint and/or Access;
  • Familiar with statistics and analysis
  • Takes initiative, is punctual, and pays attention to detail;
  • Learns quickly, is motivated and passionate;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Understands and follow CISP processes and procedures;
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (written and spoken)

    Interested candidates are invited to send motivation letter, CV to bassan@cisp-nairobi.org indicating in the subject “Candidate for the Position of Supervisor for Health/Nutrition services” by “10th May 2015”.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    Safaricom Sacco Customer Relations Assistant Job in Kenya

    Safaricom Sacco Ltd. is a dynamic Savings and Credit Co-operative Society committed to excellence and quality service.

    Due to its rapid growth over the years, we are seeking to recruit a competent, dynamic and ambitious professional to fill up the following position;

    Customer Relations Assistant

    Reporting To: Marketing & Business Development Manager

    Terms of Employment: 1 Year renewable contract based on performance

    Overall Function:

    The job holder is responsible for providing front-line customer service information at Safaricom Sacco office and ensuring professional and responsive customer relations for external and internal stakeholders.

    Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to);

  • Handling various routine inquiries received by phone and emails from internal and external stakeholder.
  • Directing queries to relevant officers and ensuring that feedback is promptly given.
  • Following up on queries directed to relevant officers to ensure that Sacco SLA’s are adhered to.
  • Giving daily reports to the Marketing & Business Development Manager on matters not closed and other matters that require attention.
  • Having Knowledge of all products in the Sacco and providing members with product and service information.
  • Tele-marketing BOSA and FOSA products as well as marketing the Sacco to non-members;
  • Analyzing customer suggestions and make recommendations to the Marketing Manager.
  • Managing and resolving member complaints.
  • Ensuring professional, timely, accurate and efficient flow of information to and from members and other stakeholders at all times.

    Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in Customer Relations Management / Front Office Management or a Business related Diploma from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ relevant experience in a busy working environment.

    Key Skills

  • Able to handle complaints and difficult situations
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy skills - MS Office applications.
  • Strong Interpersonal/formal communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to uphold professionalism.

    Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae stating the current and expected salary to Sacco-jobs@Safaricom.co.ke not later than 24th April 2015.


    UN WFP Somalia National Programme Officer (Budget and Programming) and National Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Galkayo and Nairobi, Kenya

    UN World Food Programme - Somalia

    Organizational Background:

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

    This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only.

    Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Job Advertisement

    1. Post Title: National Programme Officer (Budget and Programming)

    Vacancy Announcement No. 007/2015 (Position No. 15-0017710)

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Post Grade: NOB

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 1 year (Initial)

    Date of issue: 20th April 2015

    Closing Date: 3rd May 2015

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Pipeline and Resource Management and the overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    1. Pipeline Management:

  • Collate and analyze data for the preparation of monthly actualized and accurate pipeline reports in terms of food needs, cash & vouchers, opening stocks, balances, arrivals, loans and repayments and shortfalls;
  • Contribute to the preparation of downstream allocation plan in coordination with the Logistics Unit;
  • Prepare upstream and downstream pipeline analysis reports;
  • Run the secretariat of the monthly Pipeline Committee meetings.

    2. Funds Management:

  • Preparation of Funding Proposals in consultation with the relevant units and provide information on funds utilization when required;
  • Prepare Assignment Plans in accordance with import parities approved in HQ, or based on the approved Funding proposals or on the availability of stocks in the
  • Forward Purchase Facility;
  • Monitor Terminal Obligation Dates (TOD) and Terminal Disbursement Dates (TDD) of grants and ensure that unspent balances are reprogrammed;
  • Provide support in the preparation of requests for advance financing as required;
  • Collate and analyze data for the monthly consolidated Funds Management Analysis report;
  • Follow-up on Project Resource Transfers.

    3. Budget Management:

  • Participate in the review of existing budgets and preparation of new budgets;
  • Follow-up on approval process and perform technical budgets functions in WFP financial system;
  • Provide support to the relevant Units in the management of the approved associated cost budget;

    4. Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, development, administration or food aid support.
  • Proven experience in development of operational or office related budgets, planning/budgetary reports and other analytical reports.
  • Experience in supply chain management would be an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
  • Knowledge: Experience utilising computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
  • Knowledge of WFP regulations and rules, and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work would be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

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

  • Go to: National Programme Officer (Budget and Programming)
  • Step 1: Create your online CV.
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

    2. Post Title: National Programme Policy Officer

    Vacancy Announcement No. 008/2015 (Position No. 15-0017711)

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Post Grade: NOB

    Duty Station: Galkayo

    Duration: 1 year (initial)

    Date of issue: 24th April 2015

    Closing Date: 7th May 2015

    This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates with good knowledge of the local area.

    Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance;
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that comply with WFP standards and procedures;
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained;
  • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities;
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting programme activates;
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitoring ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery;
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working;
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and local government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs;
  • Supervise other programme staff and provide training and technical guidance in their work;
  • Assist in identifying fields where food aids is needed and in planning, formulating and targeting recipients for WFP aid;
  • Maintain databases of indicators relating to, food security and WFP project’s;
  • Support the Area Office in developing annual strategic and activity plans;
  • Strengthen partnership with non-governmental organizations, local partners, UN agencies and local Government in the emergency response and recovery interventions;
  • Receive and revise project proposals and budget from Cooperating Partners;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or first university degree with additional years of related work experience and trainings.
  • Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, development, administration or food aid support.
  • Proven experience in leadership, implementing programmes and policy making.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
  • Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet or other WFP software packages.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.

    How to Apply

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

  • Go to: National Programme Policy Officer FT NOB Galkacyo
  • Step 1: Create your online CV.
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

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

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Oxfam Job Vacancies in Kenya

    About Oxfam in Kenya:

    Oxfam works with the most vulnerable communities in the dry and remote northern regions, and in the impoverished slums of the capital, Nairobi.

    Oxfam envisages a Kenya in which each individual, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or social standing, can access basic services, can fully participate and be heard, and can make free and informed choices to build sustainable livelihoods and resilience to external shocks.

    Since starting work in Kenya in 1963, Oxfam has: provided long-term development aid and emergency relief, promoted peace and managed conflicts between communities and campaigned for better governance and equitable access to services

    The Oxfam Pan Africa Programme works with CSOs and their coalitions, the African Union and Governments to popularise, advocate for and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments nationally.

    1. Vacancy: Gender Justice Project Coordinator

    Ref: INT1410

    Location: Nairobi

    Region: HECA

    Division: International

    Hours: 35 per week

    Job Type: Fixed Term

    Level: C2 National

    Contract Type: 2 Years Fixed Term

    Salary: KShs 279,916 gross per month plus other competitive benefits

    The Role:

    We are looking to recruit a Gender Justice Project Coordinator to manage and ensure delivery of programme objectives, meet donor requirements, ensure programme learning is effective, engage with external institutions for learning and influence.

    The role also provides appropriate management advice to programme staff based on an understanding of agreed management strategies.

    The role supports country and regional programme co-ordinators and their teams to ensure effective and efficient delivery of projects’ deliverables with timely reporting.

    The Person

    In addition to a Masters degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, Law, International Relations and/or a relevant degree, you will have demonstrated experience in programme management and coordination of complex programmes.

    You will bring proven experience of working on gender equality issues with ability to apply underpinning knowledge in day to day work.

    You will also have experience of using regional and international legal frameworks (with particular emphasis o the Maputo Protocol) in support of women’s rights in day to day programme work.

    It is essential to have proven experience of managing and mitigating risk in multi-country programmes.

    You will posses excellent communication, facilitation and representation skills with ability to represent Oxfam at a strategic level and in high profile environments.

    2. Vacancy: Pan Africa Gender Justice Lead

    Ref: INT1411

    Level: C1

    Location: Nairobi

    Salary: Competitive

    Region: HECA

    Division: International

    Hours: 35 per week

    Job Type: Open ended

    Closing Date: 6 May 2015

    Contract type: Open Ended

    Salary: Competitive

    To be based in Nairobi Kenya

    The Role:

    We are looking to recruit a Pan Africa Gender Justice Lead to lead on policy and strategy development for Pan Africa projects on gender justice.

    Reporting to the Pan Africa Director, you will work and represent Oxfam within partner alliances to deliver on agreed advocacy plans and strategies related governance and gender justice issues.

    You will actively lobby and maintain networks with policy makers at continental and national levels, support fundraising efforts by the Pan Africa Director and provide specialist on continental policy standards.

    You will be responsible for training and mentoring of staff, partners and alliances in Africa.

    You will support and mentor policy and advocacy staff and senior managers in lobbying activities.

    He/she will support fundraising efforts by Pan Africa Director producing clear and quality concept notes, proposals as supporting partners and alliances/coalitions fundraising.

    The Person In addition to a Masters degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, Law, International Relations and/or a relevant social sciences degree, you will have in-depth demonstrated experience in public policy advocacy.

    You will bring proven experience of public policy advocacy, media communication in Africa and sound understanding of gender equality and women’s rights in Africa and the work of non-governmental organisations and other players in the sector.

    You will posses excellent communication and analytical skills with diplomacy and tact coupled with a drive to achieve results.

    Look at; Pan Africa Gender Justice Lead

    3. Consultancy: Story Collection Assignment in Wajir

    Ref: INT1422

    Location: Wajir

    Region: HECA

    Division: International

    Hours: 35 per week

    Job Type: Consultancy

    Assignment to capture still photographs, short video clips and document stories of change for the UKAID funded Strengthening Community resilience in Wajir project

    About the Project:

    Oxfam is working through partners and in collaboration with two partners (ALDEF) Arid Lands Development Focus – Kenya and (WASDA) Wajir South Development Association.

    Oxfam and partners are working in Wajir County, Kenya, on a 3 year UK Aid funded project ‘Strengthening Community Resilience in Wajir’.

    The programme is anchored in Vision 2030, the country’s development framework and blue print particularly the 3rd foundation on enhanced equity and wealth creation opportunities for the poor, with an emphasis that no society can gain the social cohesion if significant sections of the population live in abject poverty.

    The project aims to strengthen resilience of over 24,000 people in 10 wards in Wajir including 11,000 women.

    The project is currently approaching the end of its 2nd year of implementation.

    Numerous milestones have so far been achieved. Fodder production is one key physical output under this project, as well support to women meat producers and traders; the project has provided training to women traders to improve hygiene standards, and business and financial management skills.

    Close linkages and collaboration continues to be fostered with the County Government for improved Disaster Risk Reduction county plans and budgets.

    Assignment Objective

    To tell success stories through photographs, video clips and short written stories of the Strengthening Community Resilience in Wajir.

    To document experiences across project beneficiaries with an aim of promoting the adoption of the resilience strengthening approaches for sustainable livelihoods through market development and fodder production for the poor men and women living in marginalized lands in Kenya and beyond.

    To serve as a visual monitoring tool that clearly depicts the impact of the project activities.

    Look at; Story Collection Assignment in Wajir to access a detailed Terms of Reference

    You are committed to promoting gender equity and diversity, and will show an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of the organisation’s work.

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for please Oxfam Current Vacancies Application to apply online.

    The closing date is: 3rd May 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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

    Diversity The difference starts with you


    MobiKash Jobs in Kenya

    Founded in Nairobi Kenya, MobiKash today is the fastest growing Mobile Money company in Kenya.

    MobiKash prides itself in providing very innovative mobile financial Services and we’d like to expand our team with leading talent.

    1. Vacancy: Windows Phone Developer

    Ref:IT-WP-DEV/04/HRD/2015

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop .NET based products in a multi-cultural team based environment.
  • Participate in the product design and brainstorming meetings.
  • Participate in code reviews with team members.
  • Work closely with different teams whenever assigned.
  • Work with QA to create and revise test plans whenever required.

    Requirements

  • Experience at a fast-paced organization
  • Strong C# / .NET knowledge
  • Good XAML skills
  • Previous experience of client integration with RESTful APIs
  • Unit testing experience with .NET
  • Solid Experience with LINQ, Generics and the functional features of C#
  • Effective in Visual Studio
  • Aware of mobile constraints
  • Comfortable with the command line
  • Knowledge of websockets is a plus
  • Experience with xamarin and Cortana a (definite) plus
  • Windows Phone experience is a MUST
  • Design sensibility and UX knowledge is a plus
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.

    2. Vacancy: SQL Server Database Administrator

    Ref: IT-DBA-DEV/04/HRD/2015

    Responsibilities Include:

  • Contributing to the design and implementation of SQL Server installations and SQL Based applications both on-premises and cloud-hosted.
  • Continuous performance improvement through the analysis and possible modification of stored procedures, indexes, views, compression and other tuning activities.
  • Configuration and maintenance of SQL Server installations supporting our cloud platform and business services.
  • Ensuring that the business Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) can be met through the use of cloud services and high availability schemes.
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server operational issues as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
  • Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
  • Maintaining operational documentation related to the company’s database environment
  • Manage Windows servers
  • Provide application support to end users
  • Build and deploy new Windows servers
  • Willingness to work shifts that may cover weekends and holidays

    Skills & Experience

    Required:

  • 3 years or more in a lead database administrator role for SQL Server
  • Hands-on experience of working with SQL Server 2012 and above
  • Experience working with Windows server and Active Directory in the context of SQL Server installation and operation.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance
  • Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database issues such as database integrity, performance, blocking and deadlocking, replication amongst others.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Ability to write and troubleshoot TSQL and design (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes, constraints)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work closely with Developers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Desirable:

  • Experience in SQL Server 2014 and In-memory databases
  • Experience in the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Experience in building and maintaining applications using the .NET framework
  • Working in a web application development environment
  • Experience managing virtual servers using VMWare or HyperV platforms
  • Microsoft SQL DBA Certification will be considered a big plus
  • MCSE certification will be considered a plus
  • Knowledge in a scripting language like PowerShell will be a plus
  • Experience working with monitoring tools such as PRTG
  • Experience of SQL Server in a cloud-hosted environment and/or SQL Azure

    3. Vacancy: IT Project Manager

    Ref: ITPRJ/04/HRD/2015

    Your daily duties and responsibilities in this role will generally include:

  • Leading and managing cross-functional teams
  • Delivering compliant and sustainable systems
  • Business Requirements documentation for both client and technical team consumption
  • Identifying and minimizing project risk
  • Driving team accountability for deliverables
  • Developing and delivering team recommendations to senior management
  • Creating and meeting all project milestones and financial commitments
  • Developing project schedules, cross-functional deliverables, and detailed timelines
  • Identifying and managing project priorities and cross-project dependencies
  • Driving the Scrum teams for daily team execution and delivery while fostering the Agile methodology
  • Assisting with financial analysis while monitoring and forecasting the budget throughout the project
  • Evaluating current processes to drive continuous improvement.
  • As a Project Manager, you must exhibit proven leadership with significant experience in working within a team environment.

    You should also be highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical, problem-solving and time-management abilities.

    It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

    Specific qualifications for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience
  • Minimum 10 years of IT environment experience
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, e.g., Scrum
  • Background working on midsized to large enterprise-level projects
  • Software Development background (.NET, C#, preferred )
  • Intermediate proficiency level with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Experience managing full life cycle software projects
  • Mobile Money and banking Industry experience, strongly preferred
  • Previous software development lead background, preferred
  • Experience with middleware technology, preferred
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification/ PRINCE certification

    4. Frontend Developer / Designer

    Ref: IT-FEWD-DEV/04/HRD/2015

    We're looking for a Frontend Developer / Designer with a passion for building great digital experiences that are functionally and visually appealing.

    The successful candidate will be a tech savvy versatile problem solver that enjoys taking on a wide variety of complex challenges and then simplifies them into simple tasks.

    This person will work with our product and marketing team on enhancing the user experience across the entire platform.

    Being a frontend developer/designer means having a creative spark, but a pixel level attention to detail.

    Your work will be front and center for new users.

    For existing users, your work will be defining their user experience.

    Responsibilities

  • Style, skin, and enhance the user experience for already existing users.
  • Design and implement new user-facing prototypes, features and ideas.
  • Work with the marketing team to build and maintain our website, responsible for getting users to sign-up and come back to the site.
  • Design, own and maintain the UI/UX of our services with pixel-perfect attention to details.

    Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years in web development, and mastery of HTML, CSS, and Javascript (jQuery) with a strong understanding of the Twitter Bootstrap framework or an equivalent.
  • Proficiency in use of graphic design software - Photoshop/Illustrator/Gimp
  • Can code a 960 grid in their sleep
  • Passion for cross-browser compatibility both in CSS and HTML/JS
  • Obsessive about quality
  • Knowledge of a scripting language beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Ensure to include your portfolio of design work.

    6. Vacancy: Senior ASP.NET C# Developer

    Ref: IT-ASPDEV-DEV/04/HRD/2015

    Responsibilities

  • Build new systems with .NET 4.0 / ASP.NET / VB.NET / SQL Server/ WCF Web Services / WCF Data Services.
  • Develop new functionality on our existing software products.
  • Assist in the testing of in-development projects.
  • Participate in a small, experienced, energetic team on a rapid, agile development schedule.
  • All other responsibilities as assigned

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent subject
  • 3 years experience in software developments

    Required Skills and Abilities:

  • ASP.NET /C#
  • Experience in SQL server
  • Worked with frameworks (4.5, 4.0, 3.5 and 2.0)
  • Multitier architecture and the technologies associated with it (Windows Communication Foundation, Web services, SOAP)
  • Relational Databases (MSSQL, Oracle) (queries, design and normalization)
  • Use and best practices for source control systems (CVS / SubVersion / Clear Case / TFS)

    Required Traits

  • Must be able to stay on top of advancing internet and computer technology and its effects to the business environment
  • Must be thorough and precise in their work
  • Ability to work individually or in a team to beat tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and pick up new techniques and technology
  • Creative mind, complex problem solver;
  • Fluent in English
  • Must be available to start immediately.

    A practical interview will be conducted.

    If you feel you are up to the challenge you can send your detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration (Mandatory if available) by 15th May 2015

    Please quote job title and reference number followed by your name in the subject and send your application to mcit@mobikash.com


    Chilling Plants Data Controllers Jobs in Kenya - Sameer Agriculture and Livestock

    Sameer Agriculture and Livestock (K) Limited is a leading Dairy Companies in the region re-know for its world class Daima brands products among others.

    In order to strengthen our Milk Supply & Extension Services team as part of our growth strategy, we wish to recruit dynamic and result driven professionals to fill the following positions:

    The positions will be based in the North Rift, Central Rift and Mount Kenya regions of the Country.

    Data Controllers for the Chilling Plants

    4 Positions

    Job Purpose

  • The Data Controllers primary responsibilities include the accurate and timely input for all new and additions/deletions/changes made to chilling plants master data files.
  • The master data files include customer, product, route and vendor master files in addition to all Suppliers / customer pricing, Deliveries, Payments, and purchasing master files.
  • Applicant must be well organized, willing to work on mundane tasks repeatedly without losing accuracy, have great follow up skills and be detailed oriented.

    Role Responsibilities:

  • Enter all new and additions/deletions/changes made to Chilling plants master data files accurately and timely.
  • The master data files include customer, product, bill of material, route and vendor master files in addition to all customer pricing, Deliveries, Payments and purchasing master files.
  • Input significant/technical master data file set-ups between Chilling plants and the company’s IT department.
  • Process various system queries and/or reports for management upon request.
  • Prepares source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information; establishing entry priorities.
  • Processes customer and account source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the Chilling plant manager for resolution.
  • Enters customer and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information on keyboard according to screen format.
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures.
  • Verifies entered customer and account data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; combining data from both systems when account information is incomplete; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
  • Tests customer and account system changes and upgrades by inputting new data; reviewing output.
  • Secures information by completing data base backups.
  • Handling customer complaints.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Diploma in Business Administration, I.T or information systems or any other relevant qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a related field.
  • Typing speed of between 55 and 65 words per minute.
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of excel spread sheets, Microsoft word, Access, outlook and SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines in reporting to management.
  • Able to work independently and as a team.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements for the above positions, kindly send your detailed CV and application letter to Jackson.ouma@sall.co.ke on or before 24th April, 2015.

    Kindly indicate the current salary and expected salary in your application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Chemelil Sugar Company Process Manager and Electrical Engineer Jobs in Western Kenya

    Chemelil Sugar Company Limited:

    Our Company which is a leading sugar miller with a heritage spanning over forty years, situated in Western Kenya along Awasi - Nandi Hills road (About 55km from Kisumu) seeks for suitable qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens who are dynamic, self motivated and results oriented for the following positions.

    1. Process Manager

    1 Post

    Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the factory process section through the area chemists, shift chemists and technicians in the juice treatment, sugar house and bagging sub-sections to achieve set process parameters and targets.
  • Liaise with other relevant sections in the company to carry out cane availability audit and draw up annual production projections for the overall company budget.
  • Optimize use of machines and process equipment with the aim of maximising on production of quality sugar.
  • Monitor and control all process operations for maximum recovery of quality sugar that satisfies both market and statutory requirements at minimal cost
  • Organise for industrial testing of new sugar processing chemicals to identify cost effective ones and plan for weekly/ annual process maintenance of all the equipment in the process house.
  • Initiate timely procurement of quality process chemicals and materials and use the same to guarantee the attainment of set targets in the production of quality sugar and other co - products.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Food science and Technology or its equivalent.
  • Certificate in Chemical Control
  • Membership to relevant professional body (e.g. KSSCT)
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience gained from a food manufacturing concern with five (5) years in sugar processing.

    2. Electrical Engineer

    1 Post

    Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the proper running, operation repairs and maintenance of all electrical equipment to minimise downtime.
  • Carry-out design installation and commissioning of new electrical equipments
  • Monitor imported and generated power parameters to be within acceptable limits.
  • Attend to issues related to power supply and distribution to company installations (housing estates, boreholes, irrigation pump houses and other social amenities)
  • Monitor and control utilisation of electrical power in the factory.
  • Responsible for proper and adequate lighting at all work areas within the factory and security lighting in the residential estates

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body – e.g. Institute of Engineers of Kenya
  • Minimum six (6) years relevant experience from a large manufacturing concern, preferably in the sugar industry.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above criteria, please send an application letter with a detailed curriculum vitae stating your age, present employer, position, current salary and benefits, expected salary, day time telephone number and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned by 30th April, 2015

    Managing Director
    Chemelil Sugar Company Limited,
    P.O. Box 1649
    Kisumu

    E-mail: csc@chemsugar.co.ke

    Our Vision: The Company of choice in the manufacturing of sugar and related products.


    Kenya Achievas Sacco Assistant ICT Manager Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Assistant Manager, ICT

    Kenya Achievas Sacco is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individuals to fit in a team meant to make it a world class Financial Institution to fill in the above mentioned position.

    Job Summary:

    The Assistant Manager ICT shall be responsible for effective operation, support, security and continual improvement of existing business applications, computer hardware and networks.

    Job Profile:

    The Assistant Manager ICT shall report to the Manager, ICT and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities as stated here below:

  • Support the Manager ICT to provide strategic leadership to the ICT Department and Implement strategies to safeguard Sacco interests.
  • Server, Systems and network support and administration
  • Installation and support services on LANs, WANs, network segments, internet and other ICT systems.
  • Document business requirements for ICT systems, analyze impact of software changes, prepare technical specifications, develop, configure and perform unit tests as well as provide necessary support during all stages of development
  • Provide systems documentation and user manuals
  • Analyze user training needs with regard to ICT systems and organize and execute such trainings as and when need arises
  • Advise on, implement and maintain system security and user access controls with regard to ICT systems
  • Analysis, design, programming and implementation of systems
  • Involvement in ICT automation of operations, project implementations, project rollouts, project improvements and system integration projects
  • Manage contractual relationships between ICT service providers and the Sacco
  • Develop new and innovative ICT solutions (intranet, web systems, etc) and/or improve existing systems to solve existing problems and ensure optimal and secure utilization of ICT
  • Offer ICT support, installation, maintenance and advice services to users with regard to software, hardware, networking, website updating, backups etc.
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned

    Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or IT related field
  • Professional qualifications in CISA / Systems Administration / Server Administration / Diploma in ICT / programming and related fields required
  • 3 years working experience in a busy ICT environment
  • Experience/exposure in developing and supporting web applications
  • Experience/exposure in computer networking, hardware and software support
  • Experience/exposure in Telephone and Data Networking
  • Experience/exposure in Database design and development
  • Exposure in development and support of web based applications
  • Exposure in process automation, systems development, deployment and review

    Key Competencies

  • Strong networking and systems support skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application letter, CV and other relevant documents to the

    Human Resource Manager, Kenya
    Achievas Sacco Ltd
    P.O Box 3080 Kisii.

    Email: info@achievassacco.co.ke

    Website: www.achievassacco.co.ke

    Applications should be received on or before close of business on 8th May, 2015.


    LVBC PREPARED Project Assistant Coordinator Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    East African Community

    Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat

    Job Opportunity

    The East African Community (EAC) through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Secretariat is coordinating the implementation of the Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project.

    PREPARED is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Tetra Tech.

    The Project aims to mainstream integrated, multi-sectoral, evidence-based, climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the EAC and its Partner States’ development agendas.

    The PREPARED Project is recruiting for Assistant Coordinator (Grade P2) to assist LVBC Program Coordinator to facilitate the implementation of the Project with the LVBC Secretariat.

    This position will be based in Kisumu, Kenya at the LVBC Secretariat.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and technical support to the LVBC PREPARED Project Coordinator in the organization of meetings and events.

  • This will include liaising with PREPARED Project staff to assist in preparations for meetings, events and other activities; drafting letters of invitation and ensuring their dispatch in accordance with EAC/LVBC protocols, and other duties.
  • Assist in the development, monitoring and evaluation of joint work plans.
  • Assist in facilitating Project activities in Partner States.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Required Experience

  • An advanced university degree, preferably a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management / Forestry, or related fields but with a greater understanding of global environmental scientific issues;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project development or management, preferably in the fields of environment, climate change and water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH);
  • Knowledgeable in the EAC treaty, policies and protocol for sustainable development of Lake Victoria Basin.
  • Experience working with donor funded programs, preferably USAID.

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, cover letter and 3 references to preparedproject@gmail.com by 1st May, 2015.

    Please reference the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

    Only candidates from EAC Partner States will be considered.

    Successful candidates will receive health insurance and pension contribution.

    A housing allowance will not be provided.

    Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


    National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Jobs in Kenya

    The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is a State Corporation established under the National Transport and Safety Authority Act 2012.

    Its overall mandate is to implement policies relating to road transport and safety.

    NTSA is seeking to recruit qualified staff for the following positions:

    1. Procurement / Inventory Assistants

    Ref: NTSA/04/2015/03

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Senior Procurement/ Inventory Officer, the position holder will carry out sourcing, supplies and materials management activities in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and specifically:

  • Receive goods delivered
  • Close and Open quotations.
  • Carry out stock taking
  • Receive and verify goods delivered
  • Procurement and supply of good/services.
  • Preparation of reports
  • Carry out stock taking
  • Raising Orders for procurement transactions.
  • Proper filing of all quotations and approvals acted upon
  • Dispatching of supplies for the assigned store
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the store at all times.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Diploma in Supplies Management/CIPS or equivalent
  • Student Member with KISM
  • 3 years experience in a similar position

    Competencies

  • Organization awareness
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Team player
  • Attentive to details

    2. Chief Security Officer

    Ref: NTSA/04/2015/01

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director General, the holder will have responsibilities of providing support leadership and management of all security concerns in NTSA Offices, including security management; security awareness; and contingency/emergency planning and response.

    S/he will also protect the property, information, buildings, grounds and the Authority staff in order to execute their duties properly.

    S/he will also manage the third party Security Firms’ guards in the Authority Offices and specifically:

  • Developing, organizing and controlling an effective security system to protect the Authority’s interests, information, premises, personnel and property.
  • Ensuring that proactive security control measures and procedure are implemented and administered at all NTSA premises.
  • Developing, implementing, updating and advising NTSA Management on security policies, procedures and compliance.
  • Investigating and preparing reports on crimes/incidences involving NTSA personnel, property and assets committed within / outside NTSA premises and recommending corrective control measures.
  • Developing and establishing sound emergency procedures on fire detection, , prevention and protection and conducting regular mock fire, training and evacuation drills.
  • Developing and establishing Radio communication services network and managing the same.
  • Ensure provision of armed and un armed security services as the need arises
  • Sensitizing staff on security & safety matters.
  • Conducting Covert and overt intelligence gathering to detect irregularities likely to affect the core business of the Authority and give a report to management
  • Co-ordination of security and safety risk assessment surveys.
  • Conducting of vulnerability assessment of the Authority premises
  • Preparation of budget and annual procurement plan for the security function
  • Liaising with other security/ Government agencies when necessary

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor’s degree and proven advanced education in security management or related field;
  • Must have worked with the Kenya Armed Forces / Police Force and attained the rank of
  • Major & above or Senior Superintendent or as a security manager in a reputable organization
  • Military Intelligence or Criminal Investigation or crime prevention background;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience as a ‘hands on’ security practitioner, two (2) of which should be in Security Management position;
  • Demonstrable strong skills and experience in corporate investigations with outstanding verbal and written communications and strong relations with government and private security agencies;
  • Exposure to and knowledge of loss prevention, access control systems and procedures, video surveillance, CCTV and related physical security skills.

    Competencies

  • Demonstrated self-confidence with capability of interacting with all staff cadres and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Good communication skills, both spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Experience of working within a team and team building
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural setting
  • Management skills
  • Must be a good listener

    3. Senior Procurement / Inventory Officers Ref: NTSA/04/2015/02

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Deputy Director- Procurement, the position holder will be responsible for the supervision of procurement/inventory operations in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and specifically:

  • Prepare and implement procedures, tactics and work plans for their respective sections.
  • Supervision of staff.
  • Consolidate the Annual Procurement and Disposal Plans.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Supervise procurement/inventory activities.
  • Prepare contract documents.
  • Supervise the receipt and opening of tender documents and deliveries
  • Co-ordinate the evaluations of tenders/quotations, proposals and inspection and acceptance
  • Preparation of procurement and supplies reports and updates for the management.
  • Conduct pre-bid and post-bid briefing sessions with bidders.
  • Preparation of responses to audit and investigative reports/queries.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • First Degree.
  • Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or equivalent.
  • Membership of a professional body.
  • Five (5) years’ experience, three (3) of which should be in a supervisory role.
  • Professional qualification in a relevant field

    Competencies

  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Basic Managerial and Leadership skills
  • Result oriented
  • Team Player
  • Attentive to details

    How to Apply

    NTSA is an equal opportunity employer.

    If you possess the required skills and competencies that match the above roles, please submit your application, detailed CV, current remuneration level, email, telephone contacts, KRA Tax Compliance Certificate, HELB for Graduates, EACC clearance certificate and Certificate of Good Conduct / Confirmation of Application from Criminal Investigations Department so as to reach us on or before 30th April, 2015 addressed to:

    Director General,
    National Transport and Safety Authority,
    Hill Park Plaza, Upper Hill Road,
    P.O. Box, 3602 -00506,
    Nairobi.


    Turkana County Members of County Policing Authority Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Turkana County Government

    County Public Service Board

    Vacancy: Members of County Policing Authority

    Six [6] Posts

    Turkana County Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to serves as members in the County Policing Authority pursuant to Section 41[1] and [2] of the National Police Service Act 2011.

    A) Functions of authority shall be:

  • Developing proposals on priorities, objectives and targets for police performance in the County;
  • Monitor trends and patterns of crime in the county including those with a specific impact on the woman and children;
  • Promoting community policing initiatives in County;
  • Monitor progress and achievements of set targets;
  • Provide financial oversight of the budget of the County police;
  • Provide feedback on performance of the police service at the County level;
  • Provide a platform through which Public participate on all aspects to do with
  • County Policy of the County Policing Authority and the National Police Service at County level;
  • Facilitate public participation on the County Policing policy;
  • Ensure policing accountability to the public;
  • Receive reports from community policing Fora and committees and;
  • Ensure compliance with the national policing;

    B) Sectors to be represented;

    Appointee will be picked from the following categories:

    i. Business sectors

    ii. Community Based Organizations [CBOS]

    iii. Women

    iv. Persons with special needs

    v. Faith Based Organizations [FBOS]

    vi. Youth

    A) Requirements for appointment:

    i. Be a Kenyan citizen

    ii. Satisfy the requirements of the Chapter six (6) on the constitution of Kenya 2010;

    iii. Must be a minimum of level KCSE education or its equivalent or its equivalent;

    iv. Should be of good character and moral standing;

    v. Should not have been convicted of a felony;

    vi. Must be resident or employed or conducts business in Turkana County for a continuous period of not less than three (3) years

    vii. Has not been removed from office for contravention of the Constitution or any other law

    viii. Has not in the conduct of his or her affairs contravened any statutory obligations

    B) Applicants must:

    i. Attach clearance certificate from CID [certificate of Good Conduct]

    ii. Indicate Sub-County and Ward of residence

    iii. Submit application attaching copies of Nation identity card, curriculum vitae testimonials academic and professional certificates indicating the categories applied for as shown in sectors of [b] above

    Important information to all candidates

  • Members of the Authority shall be paid allowance
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

  • Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification

    All written application CVs copies of certificates and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    Turkana County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 05-30500,
    Lodwar

    Or delivered by hand at the reception desk at Turkana County Public Service Board offices located along Nawoitorong road at the former Lodwar club located off Kitale-Lodwar highway.

    On-line applications should be e-mailed to: turkanacountycpsb@gmail.com

    to reach the office before the close of business on 4th May 2015

    Those who had initially applied are encouraged to reapply.

    Secretary,
    County Public Service Board.


    Marsabit County Legal Clerk and Members of County Policing Authority Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Marsabit

    Marsabit County Public Service Board

    1. Members of County Policing Authority

    Ref: CPSB01/17/04/2015

    (6 Posts)

    Re-advertisement

    Marsabit County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to serve as members in the County Policing Authority as per Pursuant to section 41(1) and (2) of The NationalPolice Service Act 2011.

    Functions of the Authority shall be to;

    a) Develop proposals on priorities, objectives and targets for police performance in the County;

    b) Monitor trends and patterns of crime in the county including those with a specific impact on the woman and children;

    c) Promote community policing initiatives in the County;

    d) Monitor progress and achievements of set targets;

    e) Provide financial oversight of the budget of the County police;

    f) Provide feedback on performance of the police service at the County level;

    g) Provide a platform through which the public participate on all aspects to do with county policy and the national police service at county level;

    h) Facilitate public participation on the county policing policy;

    i) Ensure policing accountability to the public;

    j) Receive reports from Community policing Forums and Committees and;

    k) Ensure compliance with the national policing standards

    b) Sectors to be represented

    Appointees will be picked from the following categories;

    i. Business Sector

    ii. Community based organizations

    iii. Women

    iv. Persons with special needs

    v. Religious Organizations

    vi. Youth

    Requirement for Appointment

    i. Must have a minimum level of KSCE education or its equivalent

    ii. Should be of good character and moral standing

    iii. Should not have been convicted of a felony

    iv. Should have been resident or employed in Marsabit County for a continuous period of not less than three years

    Applicants must:

    Attach clearance certificates from CID (Certificate of Good Conduct) Indicate Sub County and ward of residence submit application attaching copies of National identity card, curriculum vitae and testimonials, academic and professional certificates indicating the category applied for as shown in (b) above.

    N/B: Members of the Authority shall be paid allowances

    2 Vacancy: Legal Clerk

    Ref: CPSB02/17/04/2015

    Job Group ‘H’

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    A Legal Clerk will be responsible to the Director Legal services for;

    1. Performs routine clerical duties involved in processing requests for court documents and prepares a variety of forms and reports as directed by director legal

    2. Taking hearing dates in Litigation matters

    3. Facilitating service of Legal Documents

    4. Opens mail, prioritizes requests and then files requests with appropriate staff/entitie

    5. Collecting, circulating and filing of published bills and subsidiary legislation

    6. Filing of court documents and any other legal documents.

    7. Providing any other Clerical services that may be required by the legal department

    Qualification / Requirements

  • Diploma in law from an institution recognized in Kenya;
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications;
  • Possession of a current Process Server’s Certificate.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to send their application together with detailed CV and copies of certificates and other testimonials to:

    The Secretary,
    Marsabit County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 384 - 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 the us by Friday, 8th May 2015.

    Please Note

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification


    National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    National Biosafety Authority (NBA) was established through the provisions of the Biosafety Act, No. 2, 2009 to exercise supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring safety to human and animal health as well as the provision of adequate level of protection to the environment.

    The National Biosafety Authority wishes to invite applications from qualified and competent persons for the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Human Resources Officer I

    Location: Headquarters- Nairobi

    Department: Human Resource and Administration

    Reports To: Senior Human Resource Officer

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement human resource management policies, procedures, rules, regulations
  • Developing and implementing human resource management plans and programmes.
  • Prepare all human resource management functions including preparation of annual staff budget, recruitment, training and development, staff welfare and discipline, career management, salary administration and performance management.
  • Manage the human resource management information system.
  • Ensure compliance to the NBA HR policies and labour laws.
  • Manage the payroll.
  • Carry out market surveys to advice on current trends in human resource management.
  • Carry out employee satisfaction surveys and overseeing customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Process disciplinary and grievance cases and issues for consideration by the Disciplinary Committees.
  • Compile reports on the activities of the Human Resource Management Department.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of Human Resource Management Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position for minimum period of (3) years.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any Social Science from a recognized institution and Postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Must be registered with Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Should have undertaken a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence and achievement of performance targets and results as reflected in the performance appraisal.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    2. Job Title: Senior Human Resources / Administration Officer

    Location: Headquarters- Nairobi

    Department: Human Resource and Administration

    Reports To: Principal Human Resource Officer

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing staff development and performance management systems.
  • Coordinating strategic planning for the Department.
  • Liaising with other Departments on all administrative and human resource management issues.
  • Recommending appropriate deployment and placement of staff.
  • Implementing administrative guidelines on labour laws, constitutional requirements and any other statutes issued by government from time to time.
  • Providing leadership on staff welfare matters.
  • Coordinating the implementation of physical development plans of the Authority.
  • Sensitizing staff on critical human resource management policies, rules and regulations, standards and procedures.
  • Coordinating implementation of Quality Management systems within the section F & A Division.
  • Providing secretarial services to the Staff Management and Development Committee.
  • Ensuring prudent utilization of human and physical resources.
  • Providing secretarial services to the recruitment and promotions and staff disciplinary committees of the Authority.
  • Providing progress reports on the Departmental activities.
  • Organizing training programmes.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or any Social Science from a recognized institution and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Served in the grade of Human Resource Management Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years but with a cumulative and relevant working experience of at least five (5) years in a related field.
  • Must be registered with Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Should have undertaken a Senior Leadership Development Program from a recognized institution. Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence and achievement of performance targets and results as reflected in the performance appraisal.

    3. Job Title: Director, Finance and Administration

    Location: Headquarters- Nairobi

    Division: Finance and Administration

    Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

    Terms of Service: 3 years contract renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

    Overall purpose of the job:

    The Head of Finance, Human Resources and Administration will be responsible for managing financial and human resources for the organization to effectively execute its mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advising the Board of Management and Management on matters relating to Finance, Planning, Procurement, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Human Resources and Administration.
  • Formulating and implementing Financial, Planning, Procurement, ICT, Human Resources and Administration policies, procedures and strategies.
  • Designing, implementing, monitoring and supervising internal financial control measures and systems to safeguard the property and assets of the Authority.
  • Managing and controlling all human, financial, and other tangible resources of the Authority.
  • Ensuring effective ICT systems are in place.
  • Preparation of core budget and providing technical support/advice to the line Managers.
  • Liaison with the Parent Ministry, Treasury and development partners in mobilization of resources for the Authority.
  • Ensuring timely preparation and presentation of financial statements.
  • Liaison with the external auditors and Parliamentary Public Investments Committee in matters of the Authority’s financial statements.
  • Ensuring the Authority performs to the requirements of State Corporations Act as well as International Accounting Standards.
  • Ensuring safe custody of all the Authority’s documents and records
  • Ensuring full compliance with the laws and regulations/procedures on procurement and accounting requirements.
  • Effective financial mobilization and management including exercising expenditure control.
  • Effectively promote a positive image and encourage a culture of productivity in the Authority.
  • Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in negotiating the performance contract and defending results.
  • Facilitating and ensuring performance contract targets for the Division are achieved.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer from time to time.

    Basic Qualifications, Training and Experience

    For Appointment to this post, the candidate must:

  • Have an MBA and either a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, Accounting,
  • Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or its equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years post qualifications experience in Strategic Planning, Financial and Human Resource Management three [3] of which should be in senior position.
  • Must be registered with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Have good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Have ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit the following to the Authority:

    1. Cover letter

    2. A detailed CV with 3 referees

    3. Certificates of clearance from the following institutions:

    a) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    b) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    d) Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (CID)

    e) Credit Reference Bureau

    Copies of the following documents: membership certificate(s) from professional bodies, professional and academic certificates.

    Sealed applications clearly marked should be submitted through the Post Office or hand-delivered to our office:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    National Biosafety Authority
    Commission for University Education Building
    Redhill Rd, Off Limuru Road (Route 108)
    P.O. Box 28251-00100 GPO
    Nairobi

    If you fulfill the aforementioned requirements and would like to take up the challenge, you are invited to apply not later than 30th April, 2015.

    Qualified Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    National Biosafety Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.


    Mater Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    The Hospital is seeking to fill the following support services positions:

  • Office Attendant / Messengers
  • Potters
  • Tea Attendants
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Drivers / Riders
  • Seamstress
  • Artisans
  • Electricians

    Minimum Requirements for the positions:

  • “O” Level certificates
  • Certificate, Trade test, diploma or higher diploma in relevant fields
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar position in a busy service environment A team player
  • Experience in a hospital will be an added advantage.

    If you are interested in any of the above positions and you meet the listed requirements, please send your application together with a detailed CV to hrrecruit@materkenya.com by 24th April 2015.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    PigiaMe Listing Scout Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Scout

    Function / Department: PigiaMe Operations

    Reporting to: Head of Scouts

    Deputy in case of absence: Scout

    Job Purpose Statement:

    Actively identify market trends and trending objects which are to be attracted to PigiaMe.

    Targets and Responsibilities

  • Through good understanding of user behavior, identify market trends and objects of potential high interest
  • Approach potential users, educate and sensitize these for the use of PigiaMe as their preferred classifieds platform
  • Facilitate in the user sign-up process and upload first high-value, maintaining PigiaMe’s quality guidelines
  • Follow-up on and engage inactive users
  • Category Management: Analyze supply and demand of specified categories and work with Sales/Marketing teams to steer towards balance and high level of user engagement
  • Report daily on category/overall scouting progress
  • Whenever possible, to join our regular team events

    Skills and Attributes

  • Good understanding of user behavior and ability to identify market trends
  • Outgoing personality and good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Pleasant character and willingness to actively contribute to a team success

    Key Relationships

  • Senior Scout
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Classifieds
  • PigiaMe Employees

    Hiring: ASAP

    Salary: Competitive based on experience The applicants should send their CVs to recruit@ringier.co.ke

    Deadline for application is on April 22nd Wednesday 2015.


    BTL Marketing Project Manager Job in Nigeria (150K)

    Job Title: Project Manager - Nigeria

    Industry: BTL Marketing

    Location: Nigeria

    Salary: Kshs 150,000/- basic plus house allowance, transport allowance, medical cover, communication allowance and upkeep allowance

    Our client is a force to reckon with in the Below the Line Advertising industry.

    They have developed some of the best and successful campaigns in marketing, advertising and promotions for both corporates and SMEs.

    They seek to hire a very strong and aggressive candidate who will manage projects for a Nigerian based client.

    Job Purpose:

    Provide leadership to the account, oversee efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, develop and implement strategy, align all resources within the account to maximize on company and client’s profitability and keep abreast of market changes at all times and advise the client accordingly.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage overall agency / client relationship and providing strategic input while guiding teams towards the Achievement of client objectives
  • Manage client expectations and deliver solutions that meet these expectations, whilst being commercially beneficial to the business
  • Create effective marketing, trade and channel development strategies and work collaboratively with the management to develop and execute marketing, trade & channel development strategies
  • Manage program execution and financial performance while ensuring that overall strategy is sound and on point
  • Build teams, think strategically and develop successful client-agency relationships;
  • Establish rapport and maintain long-term relationships with client champion and executives;
  • Ensure tactical alignment with stated goals, objectives and strategy;
  • Prioritize & set expectations on key deliverables
  • Utilize sound project management processes and tools to instill project management discipline and work collaboratively with other team members;
  • Effectively manage projects to deliver on Cost, Quality, and Timing targets
  • Motivate the team to always deliver the best while liaising with the Field Manager on growth plans for the team
  • Identify niches in the market, and work towards developing capabilities to maximize them;
  • Ensure prompt invoicing and preparation of payroll Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Client Satisfaction:

  • Generating results that deliver the clients anticipated ROI objectives;
  • Continually strengthen and forge excellent client relationships through proactive directorship and communication including face to face meetings, telephone, conference call and email communication;
  • Ensuring clients are satisfied measured by the client satisfaction rating at the end of each performance rating period (measured on a quarterly basis);
  • Employ excellent listening and probing skills to fully understand, the client and the industry as a whole, the products and services, marketing objectives and the client’s Return On Investment (ROI) objectives.
  • Increasing awareness on client competitor activities to aid the client in making informed & sound decisions on the next course of action
  • Ensuring timely & high quality reporting from the account team to the client on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Ensuring Top Image Ltd remains proactive with the client by regular communication in all forms through effective account / team management
  • Promote professionalism through manner, appearance and

    Management:

  • Maintain a high level of account team’s proactively through effective management on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Responsible for effectively and successfully developing and motivating the account team to achieve company KPI’s and individual development goals
  • Delegating workloads to ensure account team can maximize client satisfaction
  • To oversee training of new account team staff and ensure staff are allocated appropriate training according to individual staff training needs
  • Identify account recruitment needs in advance, and work with HR to devise effective recruitment strategies
  • Actively improve account team’s understanding of clients’ industry, products, services, marketing and ROI objectives
  • Ensure the account team follow procedures and adhere to Top Image’s documentation requirements including contracts, account plans, new proposals, monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Develop and deliver to the team motivational strategies for up-sell and cross-sell opportunities
  • Control and sign off all account team travel and other expenses in consultation with the CEO
  • Develop and share best practice with the team.

    Job Specification

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing / Business Administration/ Business Management or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience – sales, marketing, trade & channel development in the telecommunication industry (mobile money to be specific) is desirable
  • Successful management experience of a sales team / field force
  • Ability to lead and manage teams who are goal oriented in a team environment
  • Good Proficiency in Computers – Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong client management and relationship skills
  • Ability to successfully lead, motivate, maintain and grow an effective team of field managers, team leaders and trade development representatives
  • Proven ability to develop & implement strategies
  • Strong listening and questioning skills with acute attention to detail
  • A detailed and analytical approach to researching and analyzing opportunities to increase revenue
  • Commercial awareness of how personal contribution impacts value to the business
  • Confidence in presenting technical and marketing information in a variety of mediums to clients and colleagues
  • Excellent report-writing, analytical and project management skills with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to compose professionally constructed documents using MS Office
  • Ability to use email and Internet applications
  • Strong communication skills in all disciplines including written, oral, email and presentation
  • Capable of hands on problem-solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions
  • Ability to cope with competing demands and to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A positive attitude to dealing with people
  • Sense of responsibility & integrity as an individual and for your team
  • Age: 28-35 years.

    If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (BTL Project Manager Nigeria 150K gross plus allowances) vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Thursday 30th April 2015

    Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted

    The Recruiting Manager
    Corporate staffing Services
    Nabui House, 3rd floor, Westlands
    (Next to Unga House)


    Temporary Accountant (6 Months) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - African Research and Resources Forum (ARRF)

    The African Research and Resources Forum (ARRF) is a research, data resource, reflection and policy debate institution devoted to the resolution of the governance and development issues confronting policy-makers and societies in Eastern Africa.

    It links scholars, researchers, opinion leaders and public service functionaries to interact and share ideas.

    The Forum also facilitates the evolution of a regional community of scholars, researchers and institutions, with a shared interest in resolving inter-African development problems in partnership with various organizations

    ARRF wishes to temporarily engage staff in the position below at the secretariat in Nairobi:

    Accountant (6 Months Temporary Contract)

    Reporting to the Executive Secretary, s/he will ensure compliance and consistency with ARRF Financial policies and procedures as well as contractual agreements with donor agencies.

    S/he will also prepare financial and management reports, budget and data analysis for ARRF grants as well as monitor all accounts and ensure they are updated regularly.

    Other responsibilities will include reviewing all payments and preparing reconciliations, updating the asset inventory and ensuring external audits for ARRF projects are done in a proper and timely manner and build the capacity of all finance and programs teams to ensure effective grant management.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    The candidate must have a Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting and full professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA-K or ACCA).

    A minimum of 3 (three) years experience in Finance and administration management, preferably in an international NGO will be required.

    Experience in a research /think tank institution will be an added advantage.

    The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of and experience in computerized accounting especially QuickBooks and MS Excel.

    Other desirable skills and attributes include strong analytical skills and good communication skills.

    To apply for this position, please send an application letter, together with current CV, giving names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least three (3) referees.

    Kindly indicate your current and expected remuneration.

    Applications should be by e-mail by 30th April 2015 to the address below

    Executive Secretary
    African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF)
    Email: newpath@arrforum.org


    Agricultural Inputs Portfolio Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Portfolio Officer - Agricultural Inputs

    Background:

    The Organisation is a think tank working to catalyse systemic change in agricultural markets and basic service sectors.

    To achieve these objectives the Organisation works in partnership with the private sector and government to catalyse private sector innovation and increase competitiveness, recognising that better functioning markets are the main mechanism for enabling inclusive and sustainable wealth creation.

    The organisation's goal and mission is embodied in its motto: "better markets, better lives”.

    Person Specification

    The organisation is seeking a Portfolio Officer to join its agricultural inputs team.

    She/he will work to build strong relationships with businesses, cooperatives and government partners across the country.

    Fostering strong commercial relationships between larger input manufacturers, suppliers and the distribution networks they work through is also a key feature of the role.

    The candidate will combine the ability to think strategically, with a sound understanding of business performance and the choices that guide private sector investment, as well as the ability to catalyse innovative solutions to complex problems.

    Prior experience working in the agricultural inputs sector or the agricultural sector more generally is desirable.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Working to a Portfolio Manager, the Portfolio officer is expected to:

  • Manage the organisation’s day-to-day relationships with manufacturers and distributors of agricultural inputs.
  • Co-ordinate training for input manufacturers on how they can improve sales and customer service among the agro-dealers and distributors they supply.
  • Support partner input manufacturers in planning and delivering training for agro-dealers and distributors.
  • Propose innovative strategies that input manufacturers can use to improve how they support the agro-dealers, for consideration by the Portfolio Manager.
  • Promote linkages between input manufacturers and marketing firms to increase product and brand awareness and sales.
  • Routinely collect data from the businesses that the Organisation works with.
  • Using this data to improve intervention strategy and tactics and to update the Organisation documents.
  • Spend time in rural areas to observe what difference the Organisation’s support is making to farmers and agro-dealers, and what is and is not working. Using findings to improve the Organisation and its partner’s strategy and tactics.
  • Contribute to internal learning and knowledge management processes, including regular performance monitoring, programme reviews and evaluations

    Experience Required:

  • Recent experience working in the agricultural inputs sector; and/or a background in retail, marketing, supply chain management or agricultural value chain finance;
  • Have outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop partnerships with a diverse range of private sector businesses and government counterparts;
  • Have strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office tools
  • Possess a high level of integrity and commitment to the vision of the organisation
  • Be an enthusiastic, pragmatic and energetic hands-on individual
  • Possess a minimum of a first degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing or similar.
  • Familiarity with market development approaches, including the making markets work for the poor approach (M4P) is desirable, but not essential.

    Interested and qualified candidates to send their applications accompanied by an up-to-date CV disclosing the current gross and expected salary to quality2015jobs@gmail.com with email subject as Portfolio Officer- Agricultural Inputs (Job Ref. KMT238167), by 31st May 2015

    Please note that there are no fees charged for receiving or processing job applications.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Africa Internet Group Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Human Resources Manager

    1 Position

    Location: Nairobi

    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.

    Role Description:

    The role of the Human Resources Manager includes but is not limited to:

    1. Formalize all recruitment processes

  • Making sure contract are signed
  • Alignment of Salaries
  • Sourcing candidates
  • First interview and evaluation
  • Follow up on interviews

    2. Ensure compliance issues are addressed

  • OSHA compliance
  • Safety and Health Audits
  • Fire Safety audits + Trainings
  • Safety and Health Risk Assessments

    3. Formalize internal HR management:

  • Internal growth of employees
  • Define and monitor with direct manager the salary policies:
  • Formalize, define and monitor main working rules:

  • Medical insurance Define and monitor benefit policies

    4. Allowance for Airtime/Transport Built a skill/job rotation program

  • Make sure people have the right skills to perform their job
  • Make sure they have added the correct training if needed
  • Make sure people can learn other position for more performance

    Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of practical experience as a Human Resource Manager in a busy work environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a major in Human Resource Management
  • Post graduate professional qualification in Human Resource Management
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya
  • Proven practical experience in Human Resource Management
  • Good working knowledge of the Labor Laws
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan, Rwandan and Tanzanian Labor Laws will be an added advantage
  • Excellent skills in use of Ms Office packages
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
  • Capacity to establish and follow own schedule

    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 Friday, 24th April 2015.

    Africa Internet Group is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    No phone calls please.


    Crisis Action Executive Director Job Vacancy

    Crisis Action

    Executive Director

    Competitive International Salary, Flexible Location (any existing office).

    You may not have heard of us but Crisis Action is an award-winning organisation at the forefront of global advocacy.

    We work behind the scenes to create and support strategic coalitions to avert conflicts and ensure the protection of civilians where conflict exists.

    We are lucky to work with some of the world’s most effective civil society leaders, human rights, humanitarian and policy organisations.

    Founded in 2004, we now have staff in Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, Paris and Washington DC.

    As Executive Director you will provide strategic leadership across the organisation, develop high-profile international campaigns and manage an exceptional, high performing international team.

    You must have a first-rate and global analysis of foreign policy, high-level experience of affecting change and world class management skills.

    You will join Crisis Action in excellent shape and have the necessary vision, talent and experience to chart an inspiring and effective course into our second decade to ensure civilians around the world are better protected in times of conflict.

    Please go to Executive Director for an application pack.

    Deadline for applications is: 00:01 GMT Monday 11th May 2015.


    IFDC Program Management Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Program Management Officer

    Institutional Background:

    The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a non-profit public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency.

    The Job:

    To support its projects and activities in its East & Southern Africa Division (ESAFD), IFDC now seeks to recruit a Program Management Officer (PMO).

    The PMO is a program management professional who prepares a wide variety of documents, reports and forms, and conducts analyses related to the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and performance reporting on IFDC’s portfolio of development projects and programs.

    S/he serves as a vital team member of the ESAFD regional management team which focuses on creating more competitive and equitable value chains for greater food security and improved nutrition.

    The PMO will develop and process substantial and diverse documentation and provide analytical support to the ESAFD Division Director (DD) and senior management team - dedicated to achieving the program objectives.

    S/he will also work closely with the DD/Portfolio Managers to develop and implement projects processes; engage effectively with projects and provide timely response and resolutions to project leads to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations and timely resolution of issue.

    Major duties will be shared between Program support 50%, Regional Administrative duties 20%, Program Information and Data Management 20% and Others 10%.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business, public administration, economics, natural resources management / environment, international relations, or social sciences.
  • A degree in other study areas will be considered depending upon satisfying the prior work experience requirements.
  • A Master’s degree will be highly desired.

    Prior Work Experience (40%):

  • A minimum of 5 years of responsible professional experience demonstrating progressive responsibility and leadership, preferably with either a host country development organization, an international assistance organization, or a private sector organization is required .
  • Relevant and substantial experience in report writing, document and database management, financial management, and/or performance monitoring and reporting is also required.

    Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV (fluent) knowledge of English is required.
  • Demonstrated strong English verbal and writing skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of French would be highly desired.

    This is a national position tenable in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Qualified candidates are advised to visit employment portal for detailed job description at; Program Management Officer and apply online.

    The closing date is 30th April, 2015.


    TechnoServe Mobile Training Unit Equipment Technician Job in Kenya

    Equipment Technician - Mobile Training Unit (MTU) Kenya

    General Information:

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

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

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

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

    The Project:

    In July 2013, TechnoServe Kenya received funding from the John Deere Foundation to implement the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) project that aims at accelerating adoption of better agricultural technologies & practices among dairy, horticultural and maize farmers through extension support and linkages to markets and services.

    Phase 1, working with 7 Farmer Business Organizations (FBOs) in 4 Counties has been running since July 2013 and will end in December 2014.

    Phase 2 building on the experiences, systems and networks established in Phase 1 will be implemented from January 2015 and proposes to expand the outreach to over 7 counties (Nandi, UasinGishu, TransNzoia, ElgeyoMarakwet, Kericho, Bomet and Nakuru).

    The Position:

    TechnoServe seeks to engage a MTU Equipment Technician to assist the project to operate, maintain, test, and troubleshooting equipment used to record, amplify and display sound and images at live MTU events.

    The Equipment Technician will be working under the direct supervision of the Trainings Coordinator.

    S/He will be part of a wider team charged with the responsibility of ensuring that TechnoServe Kenya delivers in its obligations in implementing the MTU Project.

    Education and Experience: Training in broadcast technology or electronics, journalism, communications at - minimum diploma level - from a technical school or college.

    This position demands for a dynamic individual with demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar environment.

    Skills:

  • A team prayer with demonstrated ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
  • Knowledge of camera and lighting techniques is essential, and familiarity with editing equipment and software may be required.
  • Must be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and the ability to interact with coworkers and stakeholders.
  • In addition to being proficient with computer systems used in multimedia production, word processing skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and have good hearing and eyesight.

    To Apply:

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

    Please include

    (1) cover letter describing your interest,

    (2) curriculum vitae,

    (3) salary history, and

    (4) telephone contacts of three professional referees.

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

    Applications will be treated confidentially.

    Deadline for applications is 28th April 2015.

    Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    IAT Corporate Sales Executive Job in Kenya

    We are looking for people to fill the position of Corporate Sales Executive at IAT

    Do you have excellent selling skills?

    Are you a self-motivated, independent, decisive and dynamic person who is good with people-networking?

    Are you able to take businesslike decisions and show initiative?

    Do you enjoy a competitive environment with performance based incentives and high potential earnings.

    If you have answered “Yes” to the above, then you are the person we are looking for!

    The suitable candidate should:

  • Be a holder of a Second Class honours Degree or an Advanced Diploma in Sales & Marketing, Commerce or any other Business related field
  • Have worked in a Sales role for a Corporation for a minimum of 2 years and have written proof of having excelled in sales.
  • Be an innovative thinker who can think outside the box
  • Be hardworking & able to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Be self motivated & able to exceed stipulated targets
  • Must be Competent in the use of Microsoft office Applications.
  • Highly competitive package with incentives offered to attract top industry performers.

    Please apply, with a detailed curriculum vitae (not more than 2 pages), proof of sales, your valid certifications, ensuring that you quote your current remuneration to reach the Director Human Resources not later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 28th April 2015.

    Email applications are encouraged and accepted.

    Address applications to:

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

    Email: HRD@symphony.co.ke

    Phone 4455000/ 0716 793


    Zetech University Marketing Executive and Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    Our Mission is to provide holistic education and foster a culture of integrity, hard work, research innovation and creativity towards problem solving and lifelong skills.

    We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following positions:

    1. Marketing Executive

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the position holder will, among other duties, be responsible for:

  • Analysis of marketing activities by monitoring all areas of interest and benefits to the marketing function.
  • Timely communication of all information acquired to the marketing manager with proposals on the best action.
  • Ensuring the effective utilization of marketing mechanisms and equally identifying alternative means of mass media marketing
  • Participation in business meetings and delivering presentations in a polished professional manner that portrays the best of the University.
  • Co-ordination of and representation in events such as conferences, seminars and exhibitions that will promote the awareness of the University and its credentials, by ensuring availability of all the necessary resources in the events.
  • Being familiar with all courses offered in the University and identifying gaps in the current offering.
  • Monitoring the University’s outdoor marketing platforms to ensure proper maintenance and advice on any corrective action.
  • Ensuring the safekeeping and maintenance of all University marketing equipment and materials including posters, fliers, roll up banner, among others.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations or related field from a recognized university;
  • At least 1 year experience in outdoor marketing, public relations or sales with a proven track record;
  • Should be an extroverted individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent command and articulation of the English language;
  • Should be a self driven individual, a quick thinker with a high level of proactivity;
  • Integrity, a diplomatic outlook and professional discretion are essential.

    Interested applicants to send their applications indicating current and expected salary, an updated CV with names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to the undersigned, not later than 30th April:

    The Human Resource Officer,

    via Email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    2. An Exciting Opportunity: Legal Officer

    Re-Advertisement

    General Scope:

    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 among other duties.

    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;

    Interested applicants to send their applications indicating current and expected salary, an updated CV with names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to the undersigned, not later than 5th May 2015:

    The Executive Director - HRM,

    via Email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    Zetech University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    APHRC Director of Research Capacity Strengthening Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Director of Research Capacity Strengthening

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

    Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, APHRC also supports research capacity strengthening efforts in the region and the engagement of policy-actors with research evidence.

    This exceptional opportunity will lead the vibrant and creative Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS) arm of APHRC towards an increasing profile and reach across Africa in four key areas:

  • Building and expanding formal partnerships with universities to improve graduate training in general, and doctoral training in particular, in the broader areas of APHRC’s work
  • Fostering opportunities to support individual and institutional research capacity through fellowships and training workshops
  • Conducting training workshops to enhance the capacity of African policymakers, program implementers, and the media to utilize relevant scientific evidence
  • Training programs including planned academic offerings in collaboration with partner universities.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the organization’s various research capacity strengthening programs and ensuring synergies across these programs;
  • Lead the translation of the organizations’ strategic plan into annual work plans for the RCS Division
  • Lead the RCS team in setting priorities and in resource mobilization;
  • Manage and nurture the network of partners on the RCS programs at national, regional and international levels;
  • Work with HR to recruit and retain staff for the division;
  • Work with the Internal Auditor to identify and manage risks in the division.
  • Work with Director of Operations to ensure proper budgeting and overseeing divisional expenditure in line with contractual obligations with funders’;
  • Work with Director of Policy Engagement and Communications to enhance effectiveness in policy engagement and communication in the Division;
  • Work with Director of Research to enhance provision of individual and institutional capacity building for research staff and engage APHRC researchers in RCS programs
  • Lead the Center’s Board discussions on the RCS Division

    APHRC is seeking an accomplished leader with the following attributes:

  • A PhD in any of the social or health science disciplines and at least 10 years of post-qualification experience in an academic or research institution, five of which must be at a senior management level;
  • Experience developing and managing graduate training programs;
  • Extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Solid fundraising record for training programs;
  • Strong organizational, writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Excellent and demonstrable research productivity, including publications and grants;
  • Good understanding of financial management;
  • High level of personal integrity, transparency, professional discretion and an ability to interact effectively with diverse partners acting as a role model for others; and
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and ability to build and lead a cohesive team in achieving the overall goals of the division.
  • APHRC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however those from the African continent will be given priority.

    Interested candidates are invited to send via email no later than 15th May, 2015, their letter of application and CV with contact details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org.

    Please, indicate Director RCS on the subject line of the email.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Cover letters should be addressed to:

    The Human Resources Officer
    African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
    APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
    P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

    Website: www.aphrc.org


    KETEPA Maisha Water Distributors Required

    KETEPA Maisha Water Distributors Required

    Kenya Tea Packers Limited is a leading manufacturer for both cold and hot beverages in Kenya.

    In line with our vision “To always refresh the consumer with trusted quality beverage brands’ Ketepa is looking for additional distributors of Maisha Pure Drinking water across the country.

    Maisha Pure Drinking water is hygienically produced using state of the art water purification technology (reverse osmosis and ozonisation).

    This process gives it a distinctive high quality, exceptional purity and a superb natural taste.

    The requirements for distributors are:

  • Ability to obtain an adequate bank guarantee of Kshs 1 million.
  • Ability to raise working capital of between Kshs 1.0 to 3.0 million
  • Ability to avail distribution infrastructure with adequate carrying capacity as stipulated by Kenya tea packers Limited.
  • Appropriately located storage facility.
  • Entrepreneurs with commitment to dedicate themselves to this business in a hands-on basis for the foreseeable future.
  • Entrepreneurs with passion for high performance and growth.
  • Entrepreneurs who are dedicated to high customer service standards and strong business relationship.
  • Entrepreneurs with strong sales or general business expertise including door-to-door selling.
  • Excellent business networks in the market of interest.

    Interested applicants should send their applications including the following information;

  • Application letter, clearly indicating market of interest.
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation, memorandum of understanding and articles of association of the applicant and PIN certificate.
  • Business case, illustrating ability to tap full potential in the market of interest.
  • State working capital and level of bank guarantee available.

    Applications should be enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to;

    Head of Sales & Distribution
    Kenya Tea Packers Limited
    P.O. Box 57936, 00200,
    Nairobi.

    Applications should reach the Head of Sales & Distribution not later than 1st May 2015.

    The subject should clearly read “Application for Maisha Water Distributorship”


    Kenya School of Law Job Vacancies

    The Kenya School of Law is a Postgraduate Training Institution run under the auspices of the Kenya School of Law Act No. 26 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya.

    The core mandate of the Kenya School of Law is inter alia to train for legal professional development and in particular to train lawyers for entry into the legal profession as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

    The core functions of the School as currently constituted includes provision of the following services:

    (i) Advocates Training and Paralegal Studies;

    (ii) Continuing Professional Development, Projects & Legal Research

    In order to effectively meet these expanded functions, the School wishes to recruit Full Time high calibre persons who will join the existing strong team of staff to help it realize its vision as a preferred centre of excellence in legal education and training in the East African region and beyond.

    Specifically we seek to recruit the following positions:

    1. Senior ICT Officer

    Ref: KSL/HR03/2015

    KSL 5

    1 Position

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Assistant Director, Finance & Administration the incumbent will be responsible for leading and directing the Information Communication Technology function of the School.

    The position will provide the School with relevant modern and enhanced the Information Technology to leverage its business and operations.

    Person Specification

    The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a Master’s degree in information technology from a recognized university.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience 3 of which should be at a managerial level in a similar environment.
  • Have experience in systems analysis, design, and implementation.
  • Have the ability to train users.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Registered member of a recognised professional body;
  • Having experience in the following areas will be an added advantage;
  • Performance Contracting in the public sector, ISO 9001 quality standards, and
  • Staff performance management using the Balanced Score Card or other management tools.

    2. Performance Contracting and ISO Standards Coordinator

    Ref: KSL/HR04/2015

    KSL 6

    1 Position

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Assistant Director Finance & Administration, the incumbent will coordinate and report on the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Systems processes and Performance Contracting functions of the School.

    Person Specification

    The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics or Social Science degree or equivalent;
  • Have a minimum of 4 years work experience in a busy organisation;

    Must have experience in the following areas:

  • Performance Contracting in the public sector, ISO 9001 quality standards, and
  • Staff performance management using the Balanced Score Card or other management tools.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal supervision.

    3. Administrative Assistant

    Ref: KSL/HR05/2015

    KSL 8

    2 Positions

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the head of department, the incumbent will perform general office management and administrative duties.

    Person Specification

  • Possess a diploma in Secretarial Studies or equivalent from a recognized training institution;
  • Have a minimum of two years working experience in a busy institution;
  • Certificate in Secretarial Studies with 5 years’ experience in busy institutions will be considered;
  • Possess excellent typing skills with the ability to type at least 50 wpm;
  • Possess excellent IT skills.
  • Experience in Front Office operations and telephone techniques would be an added advantage;

    4. Deputy Director

    Ref: KSL/HR07/2015

    KSL 2

    1 Position (Re-Advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Director/Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Director will be the overall In-charge of Academic Division matters and student affairs of the School and deputise the Director/Chief Executive Officer.

    Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Have the overall responsibility of direction, organization and administration of learning programmes.
  • Coordinate teaching and research and provide the necessary support needed by all academic programmes offered by the School.
  • Advise the Board in the development of learning programmes in conformity with National and International standards and legally recognized professional bodies.
  • Be responsible to the Director for general conduct and discipline of students.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the School’s objectives.

    Requirements for the Position:

  • Must hold a minimum of LLM degree from a recognized university.
  • Must have at least 12 years working experience 5 of which should be as a lecturer/trainer/curriculum developer/administrator in an academic institution or as a consultant.
  • Extensive experience in legal education, projects and research in the legal field will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served successfully in a senior administrative and management position at the level of Assistant Director or other comparable level(s) for at least six years.
  • Must have a successful demonstrated competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic and research environment.
  • Must have a successful record of leadership in development and implementation of academic programmes.
  • Must have excellent understanding of current trends in legal training in Kenya.
  • Must have excellent and proven organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Must be Information Communication Technology skills savvy;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, team work and good stewardship and must comply with the requirements of Chapter six of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and have a certificate of Good Conduct.

    5. Senior Lecturer (ATP & PS)

    Ref: KSL/HR02/2015

    KSL 5

    1 Position (Re-advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Assistant Director, Advocates’ Training Programme and Paralegal Studies, (ATP & PS), the incumbent will provide teaching, research, and assist in planning and coordination of academic programmes in the School.

    Person Specification

    The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a LLM degree or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Have served for a minimum of 5 years, 3 of which should be in an academic institution in a teaching capacity.
  • Have the ability to conduct legal training at a practical level;

    6. Driver

    Ref: KSL/HR06/2015

    KSL 9

    3 Positions

    Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Assistant Administration Officer

    The key responsibilities include:

  • Driving allocated vehicles as authorized;
  • Maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned;
  • Ensuring that the assigned vehicle is in good working condition
  • Maintaining vehicles in presentable and clean state
  • Ascertaining the serviceability of assigned vehicles
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle and passengers and/or goods therein.

    Person Specification

  • A valid driving license class BCE
  • Minimum of KCSE grade D or its equivalent
  • At least 3 years driving experience in a busy organization and passed Suitability Test for Driver Grade III;
  • Relevant training in motor vehicle servicing, defensive driving and road safety will be an added advantage.
  • Be in possession of a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a practical test for drivers conducted by the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ministry of Public Works.

    Competitive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.

    Send your application to:

    The Director / CEO
    Kenya School of Law
    P. O. Box 30369-00100
    Nairobi.

    So as to reach him not later than 30th April 2015

    Applications can also be dropped at our Dropping Zone 141 Revlon Professional Plaza, Tubman Road, Nairobi.

    Please note that due to the high number of expected applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya School of Law is an equal opportunity employer


    Kingsway Tyres Imports Clerk Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Imports Clerk

    As the imports clerk you will work as part of a team and report to the supply chain Manager.

    You will ensure correct calculation and processing duties and taxes to be paid to the Revenue Authority.

    You will work on a plans to ensure timely payment of taxes and duties.

    Liaise with Freight Forwarders and Transporters to ensure goods are delivered to warehouse on time.

    Ensure proper and correct documentation is done for all shipments

    You will be required to be fully conversant with import and export laws and regulations.

    You will be expected to maintain your understanding and keep up-to-date with changes as they occur, so as to be able to advise on import and export and all other customs related matters.

    Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Min. Diploma in shipping/ cleaning and forwarding or related field.
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role of 3- 4 years
  • A thorough understanding of the laws and regulations in the industry.
  • Strong communication skills are vital in this role both written and verbally, as you will be required to compile documentation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required as you will be dealing with various agencies in the course of your daily work.
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to operate computer programs such as Windows, any other software that is standard within the industry and an ERP system.

    Send your application letter and CV to: hr@kingswaytyres.com, on or before 31st May 2015


    AAR Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Machakos, Kenya

    AAR Insurance (K) Ltd

    Vacancies: Sales Executives

    Location: Machakos Sales Office, Town Plaza / Next to Co op. Bank, 2nd Floor

    We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading insurance companies in the region.

    Key Requirements

  • Education: College Graduates are preferred but Professional training will also be considered
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well groomed and presentable
  • Age: 25 years and above

  • Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision
  • Experience in Sales and Marketing will be an added advantage.

    Remuneration: Generous commission based plus incentives

    If interested, please forward your CV and application letter to pmutua@aar.co.ke

    Closing Date: 30th April 2015


    Deloitte Jobs in Kenya

    About Deloitte

    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.

    1. Vacancy: Annual Graduate Recruitment 2015

    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 Recruitment 2015

    Closing date: 30th April 2015

    2. Vacancy: Actuarial Analyst

    Location: Nairobi, Nairobi

    Firm Service: Consulting

    Reference Code: EAK-105840-EK

    Type of Position: Full-time

    We are seeking to recruit an Analyst for our Advisory department ‑ Strategy & Innovation, Actuarial Services in our Nairobi office focusing providing support in the following areas:

  • Actuarial valuations;
  • Embedded value calculations;
  • Financial reporting;
  • Pricing and product development;
  • Actuarial model development and reviews;
  • Economic capital modelling;
  • Risk management related projects;
  • Profitability reviews, reinsurance optimization and reserving;
  • Process improvement and documentation reviews;
  • Strategy consulting;
  • Benchmarking, market research and feasibility studies;
  • Benefit design/redesign;
  • Investment consulting;
  • Actuarial Audit Reviews.

    Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure availability of accurate and timely data on assigned tasks as required including using available knowledge sources optimally.
  • Ensure assigned work is completed within agreed time frames and carried out per approved methodologies and standards and within agreed budgets.
  • Learn and apply Deloitte standards, procedures and methodologies on assignments.
  • Assist in developing recommendations for corrective action/improvement.
  • Keep the engagement managers and seniors/ consultants updated on any issues arising from the assignment.
  • Ensure that all client working papers are filed per approved guidelines and all client files are continually updated.
  • Develop and manage good client relations producing outputs which meet client and Firm expectations/standards.
  • 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:

  • BSc Actuarial Science or equivalent degree with 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;
  • Pursuing or completed actuarial professional exams will be an added advantage;
  • 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.
  • To the successful candidates, the Firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

    If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Advisory – Analyst – Actuarial Services

    3. Vacancy: Actuarial Manager

    Location: Nairobi, Nairobi

    Firm Service: Consulting

    Reference Code: EAK-105849-EK

    Type of Position: Full-time

    We are seeking to recruit a Manager for our Advisory department ‑ Strategy & Innovation, Actuarial Services in our Nairobi office focusing on the following areas:

  • Actuarial valuations;
  • Embedded value calculations;
  • Financial reporting;
  • Pricing and product development;
  • Actuarial model development and reviews;
  • Economic capital modelling;
  • Risk management related projects;
  • Profitability reviews, reinsurance optimization and reserving;
  • Process improvement and documentation reviews;
  • Strategy consulting;
  • Benchmarking, market research and feasibility studies;
  • Benefit design/redesign;
  • Investment consulting;
  • Actuarial Audit Reviews.

    Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure that all assignments are well planned, the team is well briefed and equipped to handle the assignment and that all team and client issues are addressed expeditiously.
  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the actuarial profession and the country, in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical business solutions.
  • Develop client service objectives, which will enable the Firm to fulfil its professional responsibilities, and satisfy its clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
  • Develop and manage sound business relationships, and market the Firm with the aim of maintaining and winning new business.
  • Contribute to the growth of the practice, by networking internally and externally, and playing a part in new business proposals and presentations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of divisional budgets.
  • Train and develop the skills of our staff, in accordance with the Firm’s methodologies and ensure that their performance is professionally managed per the Firm’s guidelines.
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the department.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistic, Economics, Business, Finance or equivalent degree;
  • At least 6 years of professional experience, 4 of which; in actuarial work within the insurance or consulting environment;
  • Should be a qualified Actuary;
  • Experience in reserving, pricing and product development and embedded value reporting.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving ability;
  • Highly motivated, with a proven ability to work on own initiative and manage time effectively;
  • Experience with financial software such as Prophet or Moses, would be beneficial;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Excel and Access, VBA and R;
  • Outstanding communication (both spoken and written) and people skills.

    To the successful candidates, the Firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

    If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Advisory - Manager - Actuarial Services

    Closing date: 28th April 2015


    REA Vipingo Plantations Workshop Assistant Manager Job in Kenya

    REA Vipingo Plantations Ltd a company listed on the Nairobi stock exchange is the largest producer of sisal fibre in Africa and operates large scale estates in Kenya and Tanzania.

    The company wishes to recruit staff for a senior position in one of its estates in Kenya.

    Workshop Assistant Manager

    The Job:

    The workshop Assistant Manager will report to the Technical Assistant Manager and will be involved in the day to day running of the estate plant and equipment garage.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day to day supervision of garage personnel.
  • Report to the Assistant Technical Manager regarding maintenance and repair of plant and equipment.
  • Ensure that garage procedures for the control of spare parts are adhered to.
  • Ensure a high standard of Safety & Health management in the section.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Have a degree or a higher diploma in Engineering.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a large garage facility. Ideally this experience should be in an agricultural concern dealing with heavy plant and equipment ranging from tractors to agricultural implements and heavy plant.
  • Candidates should have experience of managing a team of technicians, be familiar with standard workshop control procedures and be computer literate.

    Training and experience in matters related to Safety and Health would be an added advantage.

    This is an exciting opportunity within an expanding and ambitious multinational group for motivated and capable individuals.

    Remuneration is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

    Applications, together with a detailed CV should be sent by 31st May 2015 to:

    The General Manager
    REA Vipingo Plantations Ltd
    P.O.Box 17648
    Nairobi 00500.


    Centre for Corporate Governance Jobs in Kenya

    The Centre for Corporate Governance is the Pioneer and Premier Institution for Corporate Governance training, development and research in the region.

    It has grown to become the most respected organisation that provides top quality training and developmental programmes in corporate governance and leadership for all cadres of leaders, policy makers, regulators and administrators.

    The Centre provides leaders with both conceptual and technical skills necessary for inculcating responsible business practices, ethical behaviour and anti-corruption practices in the social and business environments.

    In order to enhance its capacity to effectively undertake it mandate, the Centre is seeking to recruit and hire self-driven, highly knowledgeable and honest persons to fill the following positions:

    (1) Programmes Coordinator - Education & Training (TE)

    Summary of Tasks:

  • Designing, developing and implementing quality training and educational courses in corporate governance, leadership, ethics and management;
  • Working closely with our collaborating institutions of higher learning to develop and implement high quality graduate and post-graduate programmes;
  • Designing and implementing effective course delivery methodologies and providing leadership in the selection, development and placement of course facilitators and experts;
  • Overseeing continuous review of all training, development and academic programmes;

    Person Specifications:

  • PhD degree in the relevant areas of corporate governance, leadership, management, administration, finance and strategy.
  • A strong Masters degree may be considered;
  • Demonstrated capability and experience in teaching, publications of peer-reviewed reading materials and books in the area of expertise;
  • Demonstrated competence, capabilities, productivity, quality, motivation and confidence in the areas of expertise, and supervision of successful post-graduate work in an institution of higher learning;
  • Must have been trained in corporate governance in a reputable institution, with fruitful and practical Boardroom experience;
  • Ability to mentor top leaders, Boards of Directors, executives and managers in corporate governance and leadership;

    (2) Programmes Coordinator

    (Research, Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation (RAME))

    Summary of Tasks

  • Designing, developing and implementing high quality research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation programmes;
  • Coordinating the selection, induction and training of lecturers, facilitators and resource persons involved in research and evaluation;
  • Conducting high quality action-oriented, empirical, scholarly and multi-disciplinary research, monitoring and evaluation programmes;

    Person Specifications:

  • PhD degree in the relevant areas of research, corporate governance, leadership, management, administration, finance and strategy.
  • A strong Masters degree may be considered;
  • Demonstrated capability and experience in research, teaching and supervision of post-graduate work in institutions of higher learning;
  • Proven competence, capabilities, productivity, confidence, quality of work and high levels of motivation in the areas of expertise;
  • Must have been trained in corporate governance in a reputable institution;
  • Practical capabilities in conducting research on leadership and corporate governance in companies and organisations;
  • Demonstrated capabilities in mentoring Boards of Directors, top leaders and managers in corporate governance and leadership;

    (3) Assistant Programmes Coordinators

    2 Positions

    (1. Training and Education; 2. Research, Advocacy, Monitoring & Evaluation)

    Reporting to the Programmes Coordinators (Training and Research respectively) the Assistant Programmes Coordinators will provide the necessary support in a multi-disciplinary team.

    Summary of Tasks

    Under the direction of the respective Programmes Coordinators, the Officers will be involved in:

  • Developing proposals, implementing training courses and methods of delivery (TE), developing proposals for research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation programmes (RAME);
  • Assisting in the selection, induction and development of resource persons in respective areas;
  • Developing teaching and learning modules;

    Person Specifications:

  • A strong Masters Degree in the relevant areas of corporate governance, leadership, management, administration, finance, strategy; and research (RAME)
  • Demonstrated capability and experience in teaching, supervision of scholarly work, publications of peer-reviewed reading materials, books and research (RAME) in the area of expertise;
  • Demonstrated competence, capabilities, productivity and confidence in the areas of expertise;
  • Must have been trained in corporate governance in a reputable institution, with practical application of knowledge acquired.

    Qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs, contacts, list and addresses of three referees, current and expected remuneration to the Chief Executive Officer at; Centre for Corporate Governance Jobs in Kenya on or before 30th April, 2015

    All qualified applicants must undergo the Centre’s “Integrity, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Test”.

    Website: Centre for Corporate Governance


    DAI Gender Manager Job in Kenya

    Call for Application: Gender Manager

    Are you interested in East African Community integration and competitiveness?

    So are we.

    Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), an international development company that manages the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, is currently accepting applications for the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Gender Manager based in Nairobi.

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project that partners with the East African public sector and East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment that drives intra-regional trade and economic growth.

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Gender Manager will ensure that gender considerations are integrated into East Africa TIH activities by addressing gender inequality issues in formal and informal cross-border trade.

    The Gender Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Ensure gender issues are fully integrated into the TIH work plan, PMP, and component activities.
  • Identify and lead strategies to mainstream gender equity into trade policy, trade facilitation, entrepreneurship, and other activities.
  • Addresses important gaps in integrating gender issues into formal and informal cross-border trade.
  • Work proactively with COP, DCOP, and Component Leaders to catalyze efforts to increase women’s participation in TIH activities.
  • Develop systems to measure success of gender inclusion in TIH activities.
  • Monitor and report on results related to gender strategies.

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and leading strategies to mainstream gender issues into trade policy considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in trade and policy facilitation.

    Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter via email to RecruitmentTIH@DAI.com by 30th April, 2015.

    Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.

    Please write “Application for “Gender Manager” in the subject line.


    Plan International Regional Financial Controller and Call for Technical Experts & Proposal Writers (Consultants) Jobs in Kenya

    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 marginalized, 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.

    1. Vacancy: Regional Financial Controller

    The Role:

    The Regional Finance Department leads the financial management and accounting teams throughout the RESA region.

    Based in the Regional office, the Regional Financial Controller shall be responsible for providing oversight in annual, Budgeting, accounting, treasury, financial and internal control practices/systems at the Regional office and across the region.

    The position is also responsible for ensuring implementation of new financial systems, support to countries in financial management and related matters.

    The role further supports the Regional Finance Manager to implement global and regional financial strategies.

    The Person

  • Over 5 years’ experience in international financial reporting standards; control standards and risk management techniques;
  • professional financial and management accounting qualification (Bachelor’s degree or CPA equivalent);
  • knowledge of the sector including strong grants management accounting and reporting;
  • knowledge of the region and experience with local compliance regulations is necessary;
  • staff management skills leading teams across several sites and operating in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
  • Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

    For a full job description and person specification, please go to; Regional Financial Controller

    Type of Role: 3-year fixed term contract.

    Reports to: Regional Finance Manager

    Closing Date: 29th April 2015

    Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

    The job title should be the subject of your email application.

    Applications should be sent to: plan.resajob@plan-international.org

    2. Call for Technical Experts & Proposal Writers (Consultants)

    Plan International is seeking highly talented senior-level Development Experts and Proposal Writers to be included in our Consultants database.

    Interested consultants should have extensive experience working on development projects funded by USAID, DFID, DFATD, African Development Bank, World Bank and other major donors including experience in private-public partnerships.

    For consideration, Consultants should possess expertise in the following areas:

  • Child Protection
  • Youth employment and economic empowerment
  • Social Protection
  • Health (ASRH, MCH) and Nutrition
  • Urban programming
  • Water, Hygiene and Sanitation.

    Interested and eligible individuals should submit their capability statement of interest, CV and 3 references to the Plan International - Kenya Country Office Tender Box located at the Main reception, Methodist Ministries Centre, Block C, Ground Floor or email to tenders.kenya@plan-international.org.

    Please indicate Call for Technical Experts & Proposal Writers (Consultants) on your envelope or your email subject line.

    Due to the urgency, expression of interests should be received on or before Friday 1st May 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

    Plan International Kenya country Office is not bound to accept, and can reject any proposal either in whole or part.

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

    Plan operates an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.


    ActionAid International Jobs in Kenya

    ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that has been working in Kenya since 1972 to end poverty and injustice.

    AAIK is currently working in 16 counties in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion to address the underlying causes of poverty and injustice.

    Our mission is to work with people living in poverty and exclusion to eradicate poverty by overcoming injustice and the things that cause it.

    AAIK is a member of ActionAid International (AAI) Federation.

    AAI works with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

    1. Head of Fundraising

    We seek to recruit a qualified Head of Fundraising

    Salary: KShs 3,637,440 Annually and Competitive Benefits

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Fundraising shall be responsible for the design and implementation of fundraising strategies polices and activities aimed at generation of adequate resources for AAIK programmes.

    In addition, the Head shall deepen relationships with donors and facilitate linkages between country program and international partnership development team to deliver on strategic objectives of resource generation, donor relations and contracts management and reporting.

    The holder of the position is a member of senior management team and is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on the partnership and fundraising, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

    Key responsibilities for this position include;

    Fundraising

  • Formulation and implementation of resource mobilization strategies, policies and procedures through contextualization of the AAI Global Funding policies and strategies to Kenya’s context;
  • Exploration of existing and alternative funding options;
  • Development and implementation of donor intelligence mechanisms;
  • Tracking of resource mobilization trends and incorporating feasible innovations into AAIK’s practices.
  • Formulation of fundable proposals in line with CSP programmes and in accordance with the AAIK fundraising policy and strategy;
  • Ensuring uniformity and consistency of funding proposals;
  • Building relationships with other INGOs for consortium fundraising
  • Ensuring steady funds inflow within the organization;
  • Coordinating all fundraising in AAIK as well as reporting on the use of resources to respective donors.

    Partnership Relationship Management

  • Development and implementation of donor management information system and Knowledge management system;
  • Provision of timely and accurate information to donors/funders and other stakeholders as per existing agreements/MoUs;
  • Organizing and coordinating donor visits to AAIK and sharing information with respective teams, partners and stakeholders on institutional donors of AAIK;
  • Negotiating implementation of contracts and MOUs with donors;
  • Monitoring funds flow and utilization as well as coordinating the periodic interaction of donors with the country programme in terms of monitoring visits; and
  • Maintaining linkages and provision of feedback to networking partners and communities.

    Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement:

  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the Department taking into account staff skills and leave allowance;
  • Participate in the development of resource mobilization skills for AAIK staff;
  • Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the Department and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
  • Undertaking training of staff within the Department; and
  • Development of organizational wide performance measurement and impact assessment indicators.

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

  • Hold an MBA or Masters degree in social Sciences or their equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years working experience in resource mobilization function in an INGO or a large organization of which at least five (5) years must have been at senior management position;
  • Have demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues and Policy work at organizational, national and international levels; and
  • Have practical experience in resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Strong understanding of programming functions;
  • Good interpersonal and ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, SUN system and e-mail.

    How to Apply

    To apply, look at; Head of Fundraising Job to submit your application; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org

    Closing date: 29th April, 2015

    2. Position: Digital Campaign Coordinator

    Directorate: Campaigns and Policy

    Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi, or AA Country in the Global South

    Duration: 6 months Fixed Term Contract, initially

    Salary: Competitive

    (Will be on the Local Country’sTerms and Conditions and benefits)

    Have you experience of digital campaigning in a supporter based organisation?

    Are you looking to develop your skills at the cutting edge of digital campaigning?

    If the answer is yes join ActionAid International as Digital Campaign Coordinator and help create engaging work and deliver against objectives..

    At ActionAid International we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice.

    Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.

    As Digital Campaign Coordinator you will develop our digital campaigning strategy, plans and projects across the federation as well as provide advice on development and use of digital tools for campaigning.

    Working closely with Campaign Project Teams and stakeholders across member countries you will drive innovation and ensure the effectiveness of multi country digital campaign projects to deliver objectives, recruit supporters and retain people.

    You will implement ideas for globally-coordinated campaign pushes, assisting in content production and identifying appropriate digital channels.

    You will also pinpoint capacity gaps and suggest ways to improve.

    In addition, you will commission and manage external agencies where necessary.

    We will look to you to provide research based strategic advice on the development and use of new tools for digital campaigning and supporter engagement as well as monitor and evaluate effectiveness.

    Substantial experience of digital campaigning in a supporter based organisation should mean you have an excellent knowledge of digital engagement and using the internet as a campaigning tool.

    You must know how to use social networks, blogging and other social media effectively, and how to write successful online content for a mixed range of audiences.

    You will also have experience of administering open source CMS systems (preferably Drupal).

    Strategically, you need to be able to develop plans for supporter engagement and development.

    This will involve working closely with colleagues across the organisation, so you have to be adept at working collaboratively with people from other disciplines.

    Your work will create emotional connections, mobilise supporters and make a real difference.

    Are you the right person for the job? Please read this carefully before you apply:

    Please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

    Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

    If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies.

    We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

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

    See; Digital Campaign Coordinator for a detailed job description

    3. Position: International Policy Manager Women’s Rights

    Location: Johannesburg or Nairobi

    Salary: £45 489 Grade E

    Local terms and conditions will apply

    Purpose of the Role:

    The International Policy Manager leads and coordinates the development and strengthening of AAI’s policy expertise on issues surrounding the women’s rights and the Safe Cities Multi-Country Campaign (MCC).

    Responsible for collaboratively defining policy priorities on women’s rights and providing systematic and updated policy advice.

    Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Lead or coordinate development of AAI’s public policy positions and provide strategic policy analysis and advice on the women’s rights, being fully up to date with key global debates and helping AA positions to be informed by these in order to have maximum impact.
  • Design and develop strategic research on women’s rights that will inform policy and campaigning work, complementing and building on programme based evidence and research.
  • In coordination with the International Programme Manager sustain a high level of policy insights from Local Rights Programmes.
  • Provide strategic policy advice on an on-going basis and inform AAI’s public policy and media positions on this strategic objective.
  • Engage in relevant policy debates on development finance and labor rights, internally and externally.
  • Identify and develop links and partnerships with relevant movements, activists, academics, and research bodies, public policy experts and decision-makers in INGOs and in regional, international and multi-lateral institutions relevant to the SO and multi-country campaign.
  • In collaboration with the Research Coordinator and Advocacy Coordinators and the International Communications Team, plan and produce communications assets for use in policy seminars and other policy advocacy-focused events, and for the international website.
  • Support capacity development plans for countries on policy analysis and identify policy resource people and key partners across the federation who can provide peer support
  • Provide strategic policy advice as a participant in the women’s rights to the
  • International Platform and the International Leadership Team, as and when needed for purposes of planning and strategy development.
  • Represent ActionAid’s policy activities to key audiences, including donors, supporters and campaigners and help establish and maintain relationships with funding agencies that prioritise women’s rights or the safe cities campaign – both governmental/inter-governmental or private.
  • Responsible for managing delegated budget responsibility for resources within approved limits.
  • Delegation to other team members can be done but overall responsibility remains with Budget holder.
  • Responsible for preparing activity based budgets and monitoring actual monthly spend against these budgets, including providing relevant accruals and explanations for variances.

    Desired Skills & Experience

    The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant postgraduate degree
  • Strategic thinker and innovator, capable of spotting trends and opportunities in respect of women’s rights and translating these into practical interventions to promote our campaign and policy advocacy objectives
  • Substantive experience in leadership roles advising organisational leaders on public policy debates, including economic justice, for purposes of strategy development
  • Excellent advocacy and networking skills and connections at international or regional level for advancing AAI’s influencing agenda and public profile.
  • Good IT skills, including with social media platforms
  • A very strong team player willing to play a specific role in contributing to a larger global campaigning or influencing effort

    See; International Policy Manager Women’s Rights for a detailed job description

    4. Vacancy: Regional Administrator

    Location: ActionAid International Africa Regional Office, Nairobi

    Terms: Local Terms and Conditions apply

    Salary: KShs 202,262.00 per month

    The Position:

    ActionAid is looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Team Business Administrator for the Africa Region.

    The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to two Africa Regional Directors in the Institutional Development Directorate in planning and delivery of annual priorities and plans.

    The role enables effective communications within the directorate; with countries and the International secretariat.

    It supports the Regional Coordinators to collate and review country plans, progress reports, risks and plans by ensuring regular updates are provided as required.

    The role supports the management of the team calendar as it coordinates engagements with colleagues from within the organisation.

    The role also manages logistics around meetings, travels and key events.

    Desired qualifications, Skills, knowledge & Experience

    The successful candidate will have:

  • A first degree or Higher Diploma in Project / Business Administration / Management or other relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the development sector and in project management;
  • Proven administrative / office experience where initiative, problem solving, liaison and diplomacy are required;
  • Excellent liaison, diplomacy, problem solving and organisational skills;
  • A self-starter, requiring little supervision to prioritise tasks and produce high quality work under pressure;
  • Excellent demonstrable written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high level of proficiency in English is essential. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent analytical, planning and presentation skills;
  • Practical knowledge of microsoft applications (PowerPoint, excel, word and access);
  • Strong team working abilities and a strong commitment to ActionAid values including a human rights based approach to development, championing women’s rights and value working with diverse cultures and the poor and marginalized groups.

    See; Team Business Administrator (Africa) for a detailed job description

    Application Procedures

    Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than 7th May 2015.

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

    Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

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

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

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

    Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Note:

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


    Communications Authority of Kenya Director General Job Vacancy

    Communications Authority of Kenya

    Vacancy Notice: Director General

    The Communications Authority of Kenya, established by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998 (and as amended in KICA 2013) is the independent regulatory authority responsible for facilitating the development of the information, communications and technology sector, including broadcasting, multimedia, telecommunications, postal and courier services and electronic commerce.

    The Authority is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven individual to fill the position of the Director General.

    The Director-General shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board of the Authority and shall bear the responsibility for the day to the day management of the Authority.

    Reporting to the Board, the Director General shall be responsible for the execution of the Authority’s mandate to facilitate growth of the ICT industry.

    The successful applicant should possess extensive leadership and managerial experience of at least fifteen (15) years, ten (10) of which must be at senior managerial level.

    He/she must also possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and must be affiliated to a professional body.

    The ideal candidate should also demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience preferably in a regulatory environment.

    Appointment to the position will be on contract terms for a tenure of four (4) years, renewable once, upon satisfactory performance.

    If you fulfill the aforementioned requirements and would like to take up the challenge, you are invited to apply not later than 15th May 2015

    Applications for the position must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A detailed CV;
  • Certificates of clearance from
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA),
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB),
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Certificate of Good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID); and
  • Copies of the following documents - Certificate(s) of admission to a professional body, professional and academic certificates.

    Applications should be submitted quoting Ref: CA.DG/HCA2015 in a clearly marked envelope and addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Board of Directors
    Communications Authority of Kenya
    P.O. Box 14448 - 00800
    Nairobi

    Applications may be sent by post or delivered physically to the CA Centre, Third Floor, Waiyaki Way.

    For more information please visit the Authority’s website: Communications Authority of Kenya

    CA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.


    Insurance Group Unit Managers (Life Assurance) Jobs in Kenya

    Our client, one of the largest insurance groups in the region, with well established insurance operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as leading subsidiaries in fund management and corporate trusteeship is seeking to recruit Unit Managers to work under Life Assurance department in Nairobi, Thika, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri, Kisumu & Eldoret.

    Key Roles

  • To recruit team of Insurance Advisors as per the corporate strategy
  • Achieving unit business goals through quality recruitment and training of Insurance Advisors
  • Develop business segments as per company strategy with compliance
  • Providing competitive quotations to prospects.
  • Consulting on the most effective cover for a particular need, while taking a number of factors into account.
  • Setting up meetings, preparing and delivering presentations to potential clients.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with intermediaries and existing customers.
  • Training and supporting Tied Life Agents (TLAs) in the region on group business.
  • Training and supporting intermediaries in respect of retirement benefit schemes and group risks.
  • Introducing new products and promoting them through regular visits and frequent communication with intermediaries, existing clients and prospects.
  • Ensuring credibility with clients by maintaining detailed knowledge of current market conditions and competitors’ products.
  • Delivering good customer service by responding swiftly to queries and concerns from clients.

    Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in a business or social science related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in insurance as a Unit manager or financial Advisor.
  • Must have managed a team

    How to Apply

    If qualified kindly send your application letter and CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Unit Manager’ and clearly include the city by 29th April, 2015.

    Do not attach any certificates.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


    Baus Optical Sales Executives 10 Jobs in Kenya

    Baus Optical Company Limited is a key player in the optics industry in Kenya.

    To support her growth strategies, the company is inviting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Sales Executive (10 Positions).

    Key Responsibilities

  • Performing sales duties
  • Customer care
  • After sales service

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Diploma in sales and Marketing from recognized institution
  • At least 1 year experience in sales
  • Flair for sales
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to be part of our corporate values and culture

    The Person:

  • Outgoing personality, responsible and confident
  • Self driven and result oriented individual exhibiting discipline and integrity
  • A quick learner, adaptable and able to work well under pressure
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply

    via E-mail: hr@bausoptical.co.ke

    to The HR Manager,
    P.O Box 54948-00200
    Nairobi

    to reach us not later than 26th April 2015. State the expected salary in your C.V.


    Oxygen8 East Africa Accountant and Software Engineer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    About Oxygen8:

    Oxygen8 East Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Oxygen 8 Group, which was established in the year 2000.

    The Oxygen8 Group has a turnover of £90 million p.a. and has three divisions, namely:

    Corporate Solutions: enable a Corporate’s interaction with its customers via mobile phones using SMS, Voice and Online services

    Payment Solutions: enable mobile payment solutions, covering delivery, billing, applications and content

    Carrier Solutions: enable carriers to interact intelligently with consumers and provide high performance analytics Oxygen8 East Africa is also a significant player in the Gaming sector including sports betting.

    1. Accountant – Oxygen8 East Africa

    Position Description:

    The Accountant’s main responsibility is to manage the financial activities and monitoring of all Gaming activities in Kenya, as well as the rest of the East African region.

    The Accountant will provide weekly, monthly and quarterly report to the management team as well as to the key clients and provide strategic guidance based on the company’s financials results.

    The Accountant will report to the Head of Finance.

    Accountant Responsibilities

  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports on all Gaming activities
  • Monitor and report on Gaming activities and provide relevant management information
  • Analyse, interpret and record all financial data from the sale of instant lottery tickets; analyse and interpret the financial file interface for the online gaming system and adjusts data to the General Ledger.
  • Summarise and enter weekly totals for online games electronic funds transfers (EFT’s) adjustments, lottery sales and pay-outs into our accounting system and reconciles online games accounts receivables.
  • Prepare retailers’ accounts receivables and weekly accounting records.
  • Ensure that gaming revenues and related taxes are properly reported and remitted by the gaming facility to the Betting Board
  • Verify the accuracy of the Master Games Report on a daily basis.
  • Ensure compliance with the gaming facility’s internal control system and the
  • Minimum Internal Control Standards adopted by betting board (BCLB).
  • Ensure the integrity of table games played at the gaming facilities
  • Engage with Gaming clients to provide strategic guidance
  • Work closely with Head of Finance and Business Intelligence to develop strategies and support the development of new business growth
  • Drive quotation process with new prospects
  • Interface with existing strategic customers to solidify mutual expectations of performance and growth
  • Contribute to the overall business development strategy in conjunction with company directors
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development
  • Establishing and maintaining key departmental performance indicators
  • Perform any other task as determined by the Head of Finance
  • To demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic, committed and flexible attitude towards customers and other team members, recognising the importance and benefits of effective team working

    Skills & Requirements

  • Commitment to Oxygen8’s East Africa aims, objectives and principles
  • 3+ years experience in Finance related to the mobile industry and/or Gaming Diploma: CPA K
  • Proactive; able to set challenging personal goals and remain motivated despite obstacles
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative, flexible, able to use own initiative to solve problems
  • Possesses a “can-do” infectious positive attitude
  • Must have a strong integrity, be honest, accountable, reliable and assertive
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Must be able to effectively use office equipment, computers and scanner and other resources for completion of projects

    2. Software Engineer

    Position Description: Oxygen8 Group is currently looking for a software engineer to join our Group Technology team.

    Reporting to the Engineering Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for software design, implementation and unit test across our product suite.

    Software Engineer Responsibilities

  • Analysis, design, implementation, test and support of Oxygen8 products and services
  • Delivery of user stories within product sprints
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Working with regional operations engineers to support our global customer base
  • Any other duties as assigned by Oxygen8 Group.

    Skills & Requirements

  • 3rd level qualification in a numerate discipline, ideally computer related
  • Proven industry experience in C++
  • Technical competency within a Linux environment
  • DB knowledge particularly MySQL
  • Strong analytical and design skills
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment (scrum)
  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP an advantage
  • Previous experience in a Telco environment (fixed or mobile)
  • A self-starter, with the ability to learn and understand complex systems without difficulty
  • A good team player, have the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have a strong integrity, be honest, accountable, reliable and assertive
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English and Kiswahili

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should apply by emailing a CV and Cover Letter explaining their interest in the position and what they could bring to it to careers.ke@oxygen8.com.by 31st May 2015.

    Please specify the job title in the email subject.

    Only complete applications will be considered.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and should be available to start ASAP.


    APDK Branch Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

    Vacancy: Branch Manager

    The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) Coast Branch seeks to employ a Branch Manager to manage its diverse programmes at the Coast that includes the Bombolulu Workshops & Cultural Centre, Likoni Furniture workshops, Rehabilitation Clinic, Mobility Aid Workshops and Micro Finance program.

    Responsibilities

  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of respective programmes Management of businesses and donor funded programmes in close collaboration with programme managers and committees
  • Human Resource management incl. trade union matters.
  • Financial management and controls in consultation with Finance Committee and Branch Accountant.
  • Facilitation of Programme, Finance and Management committee meetings.
  • Implementation of policies and Committee decisions.
  • Collaborates with Government Ministries, Donors and development partners

    Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration or Marketing and a professional qualification in Marketing CIM or equivalent. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in either Marketing or Strategy would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in a responsible senior management position with a FMCG set-up.
  • Possess excellent presentation, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good analytical and report writing skills.
  • Computer literate, mature, self-driven, honest and trustworthy.
  • Proven track record as a team player with ability to work with all levels of employees and external agencies.
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest with CV and contacts of three referees, stating current and expected salary and benefits not later than 24th April 2015 to:

    Apply in soft to:

    OR By mail to

    The Chairman,
    APDK Coast Branch,
    P.o.Box 83988, 80100,
    Mombasa


    Kencall Nutritionist / Dietetics Position Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Nutritionist / Dietetics Position

    Location: Nairobi (Industrial Area)

    Company: Kencall – Call Centre/BPO

    Requirements

  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Requires strong communication skills, decision making and interpersonal skill
  • Detail-oriented and can multi-task
  • Has integrity – honest and ethical
  • Flexible, polite & accommodating
  • At least 1 year experience in Nutrition and Dietetics will be an added advantage
  • Diploma or Degree in a related field

    Key Competencies and Attributes

  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Friendly & professional telephone manner
  • Determined, good listener & self-motivated
  • Team player & Passionate about customer service
  • Good listening skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills

    If you possess the above skills send your Cv to hr@kencall.com before 24th April 2015.

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

    Ref:KCWORLD/Y15/APRIL. Application for a Nutritionist / Dietetics Position

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

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Pan Africa Christian University Dean of Students and Assistant Registrar ( Examinations & Records) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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

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

    1. Dean of Students

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

    Minimum Requirements

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

    Key Responsibilities for the Dean of Students

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

    Assistant Registrar – Examinations and Records

    The Assistant Registrar – Examinations and Records shall be responsible for the professional record keeping and administration of all examinations in the University in consultation with the Registrar.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or education from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ administrative experience in institutions of higher learning.
  • Must be a person of high integrity.
  • Demonstrated competence in computer applications.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Understand and adhere to PAC University Statement of Faith.

    Key Responsibilities for the Assistant Registrar –Examinations and Records

  • Maintain a careful record of students, grades and course files in both electronic and print forms.

  • Carry out a full process of pre-registration, registration, and clearance of students in the ERP student information system.
  • In consultation with the Registrar, receive and prepare semester exams from Heads of Departments and oversee the smooth running of the exam period.
  • Handle queries from students & enquirers pertaining to academic issues.
  • Receive and process the analysis of faculty and course evaluations and produce reports for concerned parties.
  • Prepare and issue transcripts and/or academic certificates to students upon completion or termination of studies at the University, as approved by the Registrar.
  • Manage the maintenance and custody of academic regalia.
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned by the Registrar.

    Visit website at; Pan Africa Christian University for full profiles of these jobs.

    If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, kindly send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae, also detailing your current & expected salary via email ONLY to jobs@pacuniversity.ac.ke; not later than Friday, 24th April, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


    Supply Chain Management Assistant and Nurse Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya

    Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology

    Applications are invited from suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

    1. Supply Chain Management Assistant

    The ideal candidate should have the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a holder of a Diploma in Supply Chain Management or equivalent qualification
  • Be a member of the Institute of Supplies Management
  • Be aged between 25 and 45 years
  • Should have a minimum experience of two years in a similar position and be conversant with the current government procurement regulations.
  • Should be computer literate

    2. Nurse

    The ideal candidate should have the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be Registered Nurse with at least a Diploma in Nursing
  • Should have a minimum experience of three years in a similar position
  • Be in possession of a practicing license from the Nursing Council.
  • Be aged between 25 and 45 years.

    Applicants should submit handwritten applications including detailed CVs and copies of both academic and professional certificates and send them to reach the undersigned on or before 27th April, 2015.

    Principal/Secretary Board of Governors
    Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology
    P.O. Box 1738 - 40100
    Kisumu


    Adeso Jobs in Kenya and Somalia

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Organizational Context:

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    1. 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)

    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).

    Closing date: 30th April 2015

    2. Position Title: HR Officer

    Reporting to: HR Director

    Working With: All levels of staff at HQ and field

    Employment Status: Full time, one year Renewable contract

    Program / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Starting Date

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of HR Director, the HR Officer will provide administrative support to Human Resource Department to ensure timely and accurate execution of Payroll processing, Benefit management, day today administrative and Human Resources support requirements of Adeso.

    The post holder supervises directly the HR Assistant in Nairobi Office.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Compensation

  • Execute monthly payroll and coordinate with Finance to ensure timely and accuracy remittance for employees every month prior 26th.
  • Advise staff on the arrangements for Income tax and other salary statutory deductions and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Complete the final compensation and severance allowance for leaving employees.
  • Assist HR Director in participating in salary and benefit survey.
  • Evaluates jobs for developing compensation and benefits program.
  • Support and assist in coordinating payroll and benefit communication between other offices and Nairobi.

    Benefits

  • Complete health and life insurance, personal accident insurance or other insurance benefits for employees every month upon case-by-case basis.
  • Ensure employee medical records are up to date and that arrangements are made for any medical treatment that is required; ensure that staff have current Insurance Cards.
  • Process insurance claims on behalf of staff and ensure that all relevant policies are up to date.
  • Update staffs list & payroll of all staffs to Insurance providers (quarterly).

    Personal Income Tax:

  • Complete monthly personal income tax declaration for employees, or expatriates and report to Tax Department.
  • Compile annual personal income tax finalization for employees, or expatriates and report to Tax Department.
  • Contact Tax authorities on new issues of personal income tax and inform to employees promptly.
  • HR Admin Support
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Arrange payment for all invoices of HR Dept. as per existing required procedures
  • Check the expatriate allowances and process payments per policies (Housing, Education, etc)

    Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree, Post graduate training in Human Resources function or equivalent.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in HR/Admin from an NGO setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in payroll processing, Benefits Administration and Worker Compensation

  • Numerical ability and data entry skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Substantial knowledge of Kenyan employment law / labour laws
  • In-depth understanding of HR ethics of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible, and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments Multi-tasking with positive attitude
  • Knowledge of VIP Payroll system preferred.: May 2015

    Closing date: 31st May 2015

    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.


    Living Goods Entrepreneurial Pharmaceutical Technologist Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Entrepreneurial Pharmaceutical Technologist

    If you are a natural entrepreneurial pharmaceutical technologist who loves working with people, creating an impact in health and selling life-saving products, you could be Living Goods’ Assistant Branch Manager.

    Please Note: To be qualified for this position you must be registered at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (please include your registration number in your CV).

    Living Goods supports a network of over 800 micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights.

    As part of the Branch Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.

    To be successful in this role you must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar for how a social enterprise can improve health impacts in a sustainable way.

    Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and manage Community Health Promoters.
  • Motivate agents to meet health and sales targets.

  • Ensure all agents know and follow health protocols (esp. diagnosis and treatment).

  • Support agents in learning and using correctly their smartphones and the health-centered Android apps

  • Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support agent sales.

  • Contribute to Branch operations.

  • Achieve sales targets and health impact goals.

  • Manage inventory: Ensure no stock-outs and ensure management on First In/First Out basis.

  • Manage the financial operations, ensuring the books balance; cash matches sales daily.

  • Manage credit: deposit, timely repayments, rigorous reporting.

  • Build strong community relations.

    Qualifications

  • Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology required (NOTE: must be registered with Pharmacy and Poison Board).
  • Diploma in Business or Health related areas; Bachelor of Arts welcome.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in health/community related work.
  • Team player with drive for results.
  • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
  • Ability to interact with community elders, Community Health Promoters and clients.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.
  • Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in Luhya and English.
  • Good knowledge of Busia County a plus.

    Compensation: We offer an attractive salary package, plus health insurance and the opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.

    Life at Living Goods:

    Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities.

    We think big, but we operate small and nimble.

    At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day.

    If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you willthrive at Living Goods.

    See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please either:

    1. Send the following to workinkenya@livinggoods.org with the subject line: Re: Assistant Branch Manager.

    a. Cover Letter

    b. CV (please include your Pharmacy and Poison Board Registration Number in CV).

    2. Apply directly for Entrepreneurial Pharmaceutical Technologist - Busia through our applicant tracking system.

    Applications must be completed by 25th April 2015.

    Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.


    Kenyatta University Jobs

    1. Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions.

    A. School of Pure and Applied Sciences

    Department of Mathematics

    Campus:

  • Kitui
  • Mombasa

    Areas of Specialisation:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Social Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Actuarial Science

    i. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the above areas from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops

    ii. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the above areas from a recognized university or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • At least three (3) years university teaching experience

    iii. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in any of the above areas from a recognized university
  • Willing to pursue a PhD Degree in any of the above areas Page 2 of 12
  • PhD registration will be an added advantage

    B. School of Public Health

    Department of Environmental Health

    i. Laboratory Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/ KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelors Degree in Applied Biology from a recognized institution
  • Computer literate
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a busy Environmental Health/Public Health Laboratory

    Office of the DVC (Finance and Development)

    Estates Development

    i. Inspector of of Works (Buildings) – Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelors Degree in Building Construction/Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a large organization
  • Ordinary National Diploma in the relevant field with eight (8) years work experience will also be considered
  • Five (5) years work experience as Clerk of Works/Foreman in a construction firm/large organization will be an added advantage

    ii. Senior Electrician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Higher National Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a large organization

    iii. Inspector of Artisan (Buildings) – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Ordinary National Diploma in Building Construction/Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience as Clerk of Works/Foreman in a construction firm or in a large organization
  • Holders of Craft Certificate part III in the relevant field with five (5) years experience in the construction industry, as Foreman will also be considered

    iv. Senior Artisan – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above

  • Government Trade Test (GTT) Grade I or Craft Certificate Part III in any of the following trades:

    i. Carpentry

    ii. Plumbing

    iii. Welding

    iv. Painting/ Sign writing

    v. Upholstery

    vi. Masonry

    vii. Electrical

  • At least five (5) years practical work experience in the respective trades
  • Experience as a charge hand in reputable organization will be an added advantage

    v. Artisan - Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/ KCSE Mean Grade D +(Plus) and above
  • Government Trade Test (GTT) Grade II or Craft Certificate Part II in any of the following trades:

    i. Carpentry

    ii. Plumbing

    iii. Welding

    iv. Painting/ Sign writing

    v. Upholstery

    vi. Masonry

    vii. Electrical

  • At least three (3) years practical work experience in a large organization in any of the above fields
  • Experience as a charge hand in reputable organization will be an added advantage

    Directorate of Student Affairs

    i. Braille Transcriber – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Adaptive computer technology
  • Evidence of JAWS and DUXBURY software a must
  • At least three (3) years experience as a Braille Transcriber
  • Certificate in Perkins Braille Machines repair and maintenance
  • Ability to read and write English, Kiswahili and Mathematics Notations
  • Ability to work with embosser, Thermoform Machine and combo binders to produce Braille books
  • Certificate in Orientation and mobility skills
  • Those with a Diploma in Special Education in the relevant area will also be considered – attach Certificate and Transcripts.

    ii. Braille Transcriber – Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • Certificate in English and Kiswahili Braille Grade 2
  • At least three (3) years work experience
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of JAWS and DUXBERRY software is a must

    C. School of Applied Human Sciences

    School of Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

    a) Clinical Skills Laboratory

    i. Senior Clinical Instructor - Grade 11

    Qualifications:

  • MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with bias in Clinical Nutrition from a recognized University
  • At least three (3) years experience in a Clinical set- up(health facility), at managerial level
  • MUST be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI), the membership should be up-to date

    ii. Clinical Instructor - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with bias in Clinical Nutrition from a recognized University
  • At least three (3) years in a Clinical/Health facility setting
  • MUST be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI), the membership should be up-to date

    iii. Nutrition Laboratory Technologist – GRADE A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Ordinary Diploma in Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years experience in Food Science Laboratory and Medical/Therapeutic or Dietetics Laboratory

    b) Chemistry Laboratory

    i. Senior Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • BSc in Chemistry or Biochemistry from a recognized university
  • High National Diploma in Chemistry or Biochemistry from a recognized institution will also be considered
  • At least three (3) years or relevant work experience as a Senior Technician in a university or research institute

    ii. Technician - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Ordinary Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant work

    c) Food Library

    i. Senior Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized university
  • Higher National Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics will also be considered
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy institution

    Post-modern Library

    i. Binder Technician – Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/ KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree/High National Diploma in Printing Technology/Printing & Packaging (Print finishing option)
  • Computer literate
  • At least three (3) years work experience
  • Experience with all book-binding and print-finishing processes

    ii. Binder Technician – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Diploma in Printing Technology/Printing & Packaging (Print Finishing option)
  • Computer literate
  • At least three (3) years work experience
  • Experience with all book-binding and print-finishing processes

    D. School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Department of Psychology

    i. Lecturer

    Campuses:

  • Nakuru
  • Mombasa
  • Nyeri
  • Kericho
  • Embu

    Areas of Specialisation:

  • Counselling/ Clinical Psychology
  • Organizational/ Industrial Psychology
  • Forensic/ Police/ Military Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • General Psychology

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree or have successfully defended PhD thesis in any of the above areas from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years university teaching experience

    ii. Tutorial Fellow

    Campuses:

  • Kitui
  • Mombasa
  • Kericho
  • Embu

    Areas of Specialisation:

  • Counselling/ Clinical Psychology

  • Organizational/ Industrial Psychology
  • Forensic/ Police/ Military Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • General Psychology

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in any of the above areas from a recognized university
  • Willing to pursue PhD Degree in the relevant field
  • Experience in university teaching is an added advantage

    E. School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development

    Department of Agricultural Science and Technology

    i. Senior Field Technician – Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Masters Degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or Horticulture from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in Agriculture/Horticulture from a recognized institution
  • Or Bachelors Degree/ Higher National Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture and five (5) years experience from a recognized institution
  • Computer literate

    ii. Field Technician – Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree/Higher National Diploma Agriculture/Horticulture
  • At least three (3) years experience in Agriculture/Horticulture from a recognized institution

    iii. Field Technician – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Ordinary Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture
  • At least three (3) years experience in Agriculture/Horticulture from a recognized institution

    F. School of Pure and Applied Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    i. Chief Technician - Grade 12

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+(Plus) and above Page 7 of 12
  • Masters of Science Degree in Chemistry/Electronics from a recognized university AND Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry/Electronics from a recognized university
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Analytical Chemistry is a MUST
  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, three (3) of which as a Senior Technician in a university or a research institution
  • Show proven ability in assembly of basic scientific equipment and equipment maintenance
  • Computer literate

    Duties:

  • Assist Chairman in procurement of consumables and equipment, maintenance of sufficient stock in chemical store, calibration of equipment and running of laboratory classes.
  • Assist the academic staff with research work

    ii. Senior Technician – Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Analytical Chemistry from a recognized institution
  • Those with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Electronics from a recognized university and a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from a recognized institution will also be considered
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience as a Technician in a busy Laboratory in a university/ research institution
  • Show proven ability in assembly of basic scientific equipment and equipment maintenance
  • Computer literate

    Duties:

  • Helping with practical work
  • Assist the academic staff with research work

    G. Kenyatta University Consultancy Services Unit (KUCSU)

    Position: Business Development and Marketing Manager – Grade 11

    Profile of the Unit:

    The unit is mandated to promote the institution’s capacity of staff to undertake various consultancy works and assist various schools and staff identify and bid for various consultancy opportunities within Kenya and elsewhere.

    The mission of the unit is to mobilize the University human capital to provide knowledge based state of the art solutions to problems in both public and private sectors in the African Region.

    KUSCU Objectives:

  • To utilize the tremendous human resource potential existent in Schools and Directorates of the University to provide solutions to problems facing institutions in both public and private sectors in the African region
  • To build the requisite consultancy capacity within University staff
  • To seek for prime consultancies by continuous engagement with governments and Industry
  • To generate revenue for the University

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration/Marketing or related from a recognized university
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Marketing) option or related field from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a marketing or sales position
  • Work experience from a consultant firm will be an added advantage

  • Applicants should be below the age of 45

    Role of the Manager:

    To market Kenyatta University Consultancy Services Unit services by locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships for the consultancy.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop business and marketing plans in co-ordination with the Director to achieve revenue goals
  • Promote the consultancy unit branding and media communication activities such as press releases, advertisements, marketing collaterals and website development and update
  • Research the market for identifying new business opportunities
  • Promote to clients the advantages of doing business with consultancy services unit and follow up with them in order to close the business
  • Respond to the client queries regarding services in a timely manner
  • Develop business proposals for new and existing customers
  • Develop creative strategies for increasing the number of clients and for retaining existing clients
  • Prepare the annual marketing budget and track the expenses against the budget
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends
  • Maintain a knowledge repository of clients, referrals, RFPs, prospects and presentations
  • Develop strong customer relationships in order to generate high volume of prospective clients
  • Manage customer calls and appointments effectively for new opportunities
  • Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the organization
  • Determine cross-selling opportunities among different offices
  • Establish a client relationship management database and utilize it to manage customer contacts and mailing lists

    Directorate of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)

    Position: IT Systems Administrator – Grade E/F

    Job Summary:

    The post holder will be responsible for systems administration of Kenyatta University Systems.

    This will include the installation, configuration and support of both hardware and software systems in particular Windows and Linux operating systems.

    The post holder will also be one of the key leads in new projects and implementations.

    Person Specification:

    Essential Desirable

    Education & Qualifications

  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in ICT or a technical related field
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator or Equivalent Systems Certification

    Desirable

  • Masters Degree in ICT related field or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Database or Certification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

  • Experience in Public Sector especially in Higher Education

    Experience & Abilities

  • Must have at least 2 years experience in a busy IT environment
  • Must have at least 2 years experience working on ERP Systems or equivalent
  • Good understanding of Windows Server and SQL products
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation
  • Knowledge of University Management Systems will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of crystal reports will be an added advantage

    Job Functions/ Responsibilities:

  • Administration of University Student Management ERP System as well as administration of decommissioned archive ERP system
  • Extensive system report preparations. Some SQL scripting will be required
  • Report building using Crystal reports as per user requirements
  • To ensure that all required application security measures (ERP access matrix) are maintained and laid down procedures followed for any system changes as required
  • Investigate and diagnose complex system and network problems, working with users, other staff and suppliers as appropriate, escalating issues to higher levels of management as required
  • In accordance with the agreed procedures, the post holder will monitor MIS systems/ERP systems by regular scrutiny of reports from the applications software, systems software or service delivery staff. Note problems and identify performance trends
  • Assist in the solving of business problems by providing detailed personal advice and guidance to all levels of users in the expert use of systems, products and services available to them; demonstrates ingenuity in applying knowledge to complex and non-standard situations
  • To be the IT representative at various School and University Board of Examiners meetings
  • To analyse system performance reports and carry out root cause analyses and recommend corrective/improvement action
  • For all requests that cannot be directly resolved, provides an effective interface between users and service providers
  • Uses judgement in applying guidelines for setting priorities for resolution, monitoring progress, and applying escalation procedures for problems not progressing satisfactorily.
  • Handles all complaints efficiently and professionally
  • Ensures all work is carried out and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures
  • To provide appropriate, effective, timely and accurate advice and guidance to customers (Staff and Students) about the use of available devices, systems, applications, peripherals and services
  • To ensure the efficient use of the ICT Support Desk System by logging all support tickets in accordance with ICT Support Desk procedures
  • To facilitate knowledge transfer to fellow team members in the use of and solutions to various hardware and software packages, faults and installations. This may include short training sessions or preparing technical documentation
  • To comply with all ICT policies
  • To maintain own professional development by ensuring awareness of developments within the profession through attendance at relevant training events, both in-service and externally, through additional research and the use of the latest technology
  • To assist, inform users of their obligations regarding the use of University equipment & data security.
  • To inform the user’s Manager/s & relevant ICT Managers of “misuse” of University equipment
  • The post requires regular and daily use of display screen equipment. Good maintenance of IT equipment will be necessary
  • To occasionally work out of hours/weekends for projects or in case of IT emergencies
  • To act as Escalation Point when immediate Manager is away
  • Responsive to change and ideas; able to introduce and adapt to new systems
  • Any other tasks as defined by your line Manager and appropriate to the grade of this post

    Individual Responsibilities:

    The post holder is expected to:

  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures and relevant legislation including the requirements of any professional bodies
  • To maintain satisfactory personal performances and professional standards and to achieve agreed objectives for their role
  • Attend mandatory training as identified by the University
  • Participate in regular Performance Appraisals and to contribute to their own development and the development of any staff that they are responsible for appraising
  • Maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including those listed but this is not exclusive

    Internal:

  • ICT Support team
  • MIS Support Team
  • Network Infrastructure Support Team
  • Infrastructure Security Support Team
  • VOIP/ Telephony Supervisor
  • Web Support Teams
  • Library and E-Learning Support Teams
  • ICT Finance Teams
  • ICT Director, ICT Managers, Staff and Students

    External:

  • KENET
  • KU Campuses IT Support Teams
  • Suppliers
  • External Consultants

    Terms of Service:

    For teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.

    Tutorial Fellows are employed on one (1) year renewable contract to the maximum of three (3) years.

    The terms for non- teaching positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

    Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

    2. Kenyatta University intends to construct a 300 – bed capacity state of the art Children Hospital at its main campus.

    This will be the first public children’s hospital in Kenya.

    The university is therefore seeking to employ highly qualified persons to work in the development and operational stages of the project.

    1) Project Manager (Re-advertised)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil /Structural Engineering from a recognized university
  • Post-graduate qualification in Construction/Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Fully-registered with Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) or The Engineers Registration Board (ERB)
  • At least six (6) years experience in a senior management capacity in a large construction project

    Key Competencies:

  • Conversant with all aspects of project planning, development and management
  • Show experience in project scheduling with project management software, such as Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of construction project reporting
  • Ability to do risk analysis
  • Knowledge of insurance requirements in construction
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Demonstrate experience in Personnel Management
  • He/she will be deployed as the Principal Site-based representative of the Project Implementation Committee.

    2) Registered Civil Structural Engineer (Re-advertised)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Structural Engineering from a recognized university
  • Fully-registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • At least five (5) years experience, in a busy consultancy or engineering firm

    Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrate professional competence in handling Civil/Structural duties
  • Team player
  • Design and supervision of civil and structural engineering components
  • Able to supervise and guide junior engineers and draughtsmen
  • Good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, PROKON, STAAD and other relevant software

    Duties:

  • Design and production of Structural and Civil working drawings for projects
  • Supervision of Projects from inception to completion
  • Submission of Civil and Structural drawings to relevant authorities

    3) Registered Electrical Engineer (Re-advertised)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university
  • Fully-registered with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) or the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)
  • At least five (5) years experience in a busy technical organization

    Key Competencies:

  • Have demonstrated professional competence in handling electrical duties
  • Team player
  • Design and supervision of electrical works in buildings
  • Able to supervise and guide staff
  • Good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills

    4) Quantity Surveyor (Re-advertised)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Building Economics/Quantity Surveying from a recognized university
  • Be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya and be a member of a recognized professional body
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a consultancy firm or a large construction firm
  • Knowledge of QS software

    Duties:

  • The preparation of Bills of Quantities and schedules of materials, labour and services required in the construction and equipment
  • The preparation and valuation of works and preparation of progress reports
  • The preparation of financial appraisals to advice the Project Manager

    5) Assistant Biomedical Engineer (Re-advertised)

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Engineering or Higher National Diploma in a related field from a recognized institution
  • Have at least three (3) years work experience heading a maintenance function in a busy institution or hospital
  • Registration with the relevant professional board will be an added advantage
  • Have a proven track record in Energy Management, Maintenance Management, Quality systems and Operational Costs Control
  • Be computer literate with specific emphasis on CAD systems

    Duties:

  • To be involved in verifying that the following processes are well specified: work, process, patients, staff and equipment flow and area sizing of the project
  • Identification of the necessary supplies to the hospital units
  • Ensuring technical specification for all the equipment are developed as per the client’s needs
  • To assist in the tendering, sourcing, delivery verification and inspection of equipment.
  • To be involved in the Installation, testing and commissioning of all equipment, Plants and specialized services of the Hospital
  • To be responsible for medical gases and biomedical incineration, distribution and design requirements

    Directorate of Security Services:

    1. Security Officer - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE division III or KCSE C (plain) and above
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience
  • Served in the Discipline forces and attained the rank of Corporal and above
  • Clean Discharge certificate for those who have retired
  • Ability to use communication equipment such as HF, VHF or related
  • Mid - level supervisory experience
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

    The following experience and qualifications will be an added advantage:

  • Previous experience as Instructor in First Aid (CPR), fire fighting, disaster response, evacuation and management
  • Investigator with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing investigative /information analysis duties in a busy environment
  • Experience in explosive devices and other hazardous materials
  • Experience in dog handling

    2. Security Officer – Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience
  • Served in the Discipline forces or reputable Security firm
  • Computer literate
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Applicants with first Aid (CPR) and fire fighting experience will have an added advantage

    3. Sessional Security Guard

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Grade D (Plain) and above
  • Security training
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Physically fit

    Those applying for the post of Sessional Security Officer will serve for a period of three (3) months to be renewed on need be basis.

    Transport Department:

    1. Transport Manager - Grade 12

    Qualifications:

    This is a responsible position which calls for a person of integrity, honesty, good interpersonal skills and ability to be a team leader.

    Applicants must be holders of a Masters Degree in Management or Administration or equivalent from a recognized university.

    In addition applicants must have the following:

  • Training in Transport Management
  • At least five (5) years experience in supervisory position in a busy Transport Department
  • Conversant with computerized fleet management system
  • Valid Driving License
  • Candidates with a first Degree in the relevant field, who have been Transport Officers/Managers for at least eight (8) years in an organization with a large fleet of vehicles will also be considered.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration of the Department; maintenance of University vehicles and staff records; scheduling and budgeting.

    The terms of service for the above include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

    Successful candidates will be offered two (2) years renewable performance based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Tuesday, 5th May 2015.

    Terms of Service:

    The application letter should give full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 28th April, 2015

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website: Kenyatta University Jobs

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    North Coast Beach Hotel Front Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

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

    Front Office Manager

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management from a recognized institution
  • Higher Diploma from internationally recognized hotel training institution will also be considered
  • At least five (5) years experience in a similar position in a four (4) or five (5) star hotel
  • Computer literate

    Duties:

  • To ensure smooth running of all Front Office Department sections including reception, reservations, transport concierge, switchboard, business centre and the guest relations
  • Control of the Front office Department to ensure maximum revenue is received by the hotel
  • Ensure proper functioning and maintenance of hotel property entrusted to the department
  • Develop and sustain close interdepartmental communication and promotion of harmonious working relationships at the front office

    The application letter should give full details of education and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

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

    The applications and letters from referees should reach the undersigned not later than 28th April, 2015

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Program Manager (Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa)(AESA) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Program Manager – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)

    AAS is seeking to recruit a dynamic, ambitious and result oriented Program Manager who will manage an exciting new global health grant funding programme.

    S/he will manage the grant-giving operations and team and be responsible for day to day financial management of the programme and monitoring progress and outcomes.

    S/he will engage with the scientific community in Africa and beyond to encourage, catalyse and promote opportunities for added value and develop future potential initiatives, strategic partnerships and personal awards.

    The Programme Manager reports to the AESA Director.

    Qualification: MD or PhD in a discipline related to human health and development and Science Research with 10+ years of experience.

    Application:

    Interested candidates are invited to access full job description, requirements and the Application Form for the position on this link Program Manager – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) careers and submit a CV, Application Form and a cover letter by email to recruitment@aasciences.org, no later than the 24th April 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    About AESA:

    AESA is a new programmatic unit established by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) (Kenya) and the NEPAD Agency (South Africa).

    AESA aims to foster the long-term sustainable funding and development of global health research leadership and scientific excellence in Africa.


    World Bank Group Agribusiness Specialist - Livestock Jobs in Kenya

    World Bank Group

    Agribusiness Specialist - Livestock

    Short Term Consultancy

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The World Bank Group is seeking an Agribusiness Specialist to support a newly created Livestock project.

    The project focuses on targeted regulatory and institutional reform that support improved regulatory good practice, improved institutional efficiencies and better access to markets and investment for stakeholders in the livestock value chain (primarily dairy and poultry).

    The candidate with proven experience in regulatory/policy reform and trade facilitation will have an advantage.

    The project intends to work with the governments of, and the private sector stakeholders in, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and a 3rd country to be determined.

    This position will be based in Nairobi or Addis Ababa will provide technical oversight to the other country programs included in the project.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Agribusiness Specialist will lead its project operations in Ethiopia and provide technical leadership for the L-MIRA project in all countries of operations.

    S/he will be responsible to support initial country project design, project delivery, and stakeholder and client relationship management of the L-MIRA project in Ethiopia from his/her base in Nairobi or Addis Ababa (TBD).

    S/he will be responsible for technical quality control for Livestock MIRA projects in all countries of implementation.

    A delimited portion of the Agribusiness Specialist (Livestock) time and expertise will contribute to other related Trade and Competitiveness Industry related projects in East Africa.

    General Competencies

    (i) Strong technical and analytical skills in the range of issues of relevance to veterinary service delivery and market development for dairy, poultry and small ruminant production;

    (ii) General economic knowledge and analytical skills;

    (iii) Proven experience leading or working on policy and regulatory reforms or trade facilitation related to Agribusiness;

    (iv) Understanding of Ethiopian public administration in central and local level; experience with private sector entities will be an advantage;

    (v) Knowledge on the functioning of World Bank’s international and regional technical partners (e.g. ILRI, FAO, OIE, etc.) is desirable and excellent report writing, communication, interpersonal and team skills with ability to find balanced, pragmatic and implementable solutions;

    The successful candidate will be a holder of at least a Master’s degree or PhD in an agricultural related discipline, public policy, business, or economics - focus on livestock a plus with at least five years of experience on livestock sector development issues or industry-related activities are an advantage with at least 3 years of project management experience.

    Fluency in English essential; knowledge of local language(s) in Ethiopia would be an advantage.

    Electronic Applications:

    The World Bank invites qualified individual consultants to indicate their interest and submit an on-line application and expression of interest at Agribusiness Specialist - Livestock Click on > Login > create an account> WBG eConsultant > Business Opportunities.

    The expression of interest and CV must include Academic Qualifications, Experience and description of similar assignments performed.

    (Note that this is not a request for financial and/or technical proposals.).

    Closing date is 27th April, 2015.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    World Food Programme Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    World Food Programme

    WFP’s greatest strength is its dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger; while the global context in which it operates is rapidly changing meaning the need for effective people management.

    HR plays a key role to support WFP in implementing its People Strategy successfully, so that we continue to have a high performing and competent workforce to deliver the best outcomes for the people we serve.

    Human Resources Officer, NOC

    Fixed Term

    Nairobi, Kenya

    In this transformational context, we are recruiting a high caliber candidate to fill the role of Human Resources Officer to lead the HR service delivery and People Strategy implementation in Kenya Country Office.

    The HR Officer will manage the HR team and ensure strategies and plans are implemented in the Kenya Country Office.

    He/she will work independently, using technical knowledge and expertise to analyse data, prepare reports, provide advice and solutions to problems, and identify opportunities for improvements, core processes and procedures and manage the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services while partnering with senior managers to contribute to the implementation of HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

    Interested and qualified Kenyan Nationals are requested to submit online applications ONLY, according to the following procedures:

  • Step 1: Visit Human Resources Officer, NOC, Fixed Term Appointment

  • Step 2: Create your online CV

  • Step 3: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

    Note: You must complete Step 3 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

    If you have any queries relating to this VA, please send them to: wfp.rbnhr@wfp.org

    (Closing date: 24th April 2015)

    WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge fees from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Aga Khan University Hospital Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services.

    It is the only hospital in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International.

    The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 50 years

    The Aga Khan University Hospital invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

    1. Medical Director – Outreach Services

    Reporting to the Chief of Staff and Director, Outreach, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall clinical direction of the Outreach Clinics and Diagnostic Centres.

    This direction will entail the implementation of patient safety and quality programmes, training and monitoring as well as leadership and guidance to the medical core team.

    The incumbent will act as a healthcare advocate on health and policy issues and shall be expected to support an environment that is conducive to post graduate medical students and opportunities to support research activity.

    In addition, the Medical Director will perform clinical duties as well as provide clinical and medical opinions to the Chief of Staff and Director, Outreach as requested.

    Applicants should possess a post graduate degree in Medicine with a minimum of five (5) years of practice as a licensed physician.

    S/he should be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.

    Supervisory experience coupled with excellent analytical & interpersonal skills is desirable.

    2. Liaison, Housing & Travel Officer

    The Liaison Housing & Travel Officer will be responsible for the coordination and related administration of immigration, accommodation / housing and travel of Staff and Faculty members of the Aga Khan University.

    Applicants should have a degree / diploma in Hotel Management or related field with three years work experience in immigration matters, exposure in management of guest houses & experience in travel.

    Closing date for applications is Friday, 24th April, 2015

    3. Director, Facilities Management Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Facilities Management will develop and pursue strategies, plans, goals, objectives and standards of performance for the Facilities Management Department.

    S/he will direct and manage the entire physical facility including buildings and grounds, plants, equipment, engineering infrastructure at International quality standards.

    The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering with a Masters’ in Business Administration as an added advantage.

    Be registered or eligible for registration with the relevant Engineering Body and have at least 10 years’ experience in all Engineering areas including Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering and experience in hospital / medical equipment.

    Training and experience in Facility Management will be an added advantage.

    Excellent technical skills with proven ability to manage a team of professionals

    4. Medical Physicist

    Reporting to the Chief/Senior Medical Physicist the successful candidate will assist in carrying out all tasks related to CT simulation, treatment planning, dose distributions and QA tests of radiotherapy equipment.

    S/he will partake in teaching assignments for Residents, Fellows and RTTs in the University: Radiology, Oncology and Medical Physics.

    The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Physics as well as specialization in Medical Physics and/or Certification in Medical Physics.

    Relevant experience in a teaching Hospital fully equipped with the relevant imaging and radiation therapy modalities.

    Should hold a valid licence/have eligibility to be licenced by the Kenya Radiation Protection Board.

    Proficiency and experience in 3D, IMRT and HDR brachytherapy treatment planning is a minimum requirement.

    Additional experience in IGRT and SRS/SRT is desirable.

    5. Manager, Bio-Medical Engineer

    Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Manager Bio-Medical Engineering, will carry out activities relating to imaging equipment management including maintenance, technical inspection, acceptance testing, third party service supervision, contract monitoring, new capital equipment pre-purchase technical appraisal and annual equipment replacement plan.

    The ideal candidate should have Applicants must have Degree in Medical Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field.

    S/he should have at least five years work experience in a similar position.

    S/he should have knowledge on anatomy, electro mechanical, medical equipment functioning and Imaging equipment technical maintenance.

    S/he should have very good analytical and organisational skills.

    S/he candidate must be registered and/or eligible for registration with the Association of Medical Engineers of Kenya and/or Engineering Board of Kenya.

    6. Dental Hygienist

    Reporting to the Department Head, the Dental Hygienist will provide oral health care and education to patients with dental caries and support the Dental Surgeon

    Applicants for the position should have a Degree in Dental Hygiene or its equivalent and speciality training in Oral Hygiene, with a minimum of 2 (two) years’ experience in oral health.

    How to Apply

    For more details about the position and the application procedure please visit Aga Khan University Hospital Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya .

    Closing date for applications is Friday, 1st May 2015


    Moi’s Bridge Dairy Assistant Production Manager Job in Kenya

    Moi’s Bridge Dairy Ltd

    Career Opportunity: Assistant Production Manager

    Moi’s Bridge Dairy Limited is a medium sized dairy processor based in Moi’s Bridge and is renowned for high quality milk products.

    We are seeking to recruit a dynamic manager to assist the company meet the increasing demand of its products.

    The position is based in Moi’s Bridge.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • A diploma or degree in Dairy Technology / Food Science from a recognized institution
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in busy dairy processor
  • Must be honest and a team player

    Suitable candidates should send their CV and testimonials on or before Friday 24th April, 2015 to:

    The Managing Director
    Moi’s Bridge Dairy Limited
    P.O. Box 291- 30202
    Moi’s Bridge.


    K-Unity Insurance Agency Manager and Property Manager Jobs in Kiambu Kenya

    K-Unity is looking for highly committed and motivated professionals for the positions for:

    1. Insurance Agency Manager

    Our Agency provides insurance solutions both to large corporates and the SME sector in a refreshing style with large elements of out of the box thinking.

    In order to grow locally and set up a platform for the region, our Agency seeks to hire an Agency Manager, who will report to the CEO,

    Job Description

  • Carry out training needs assessment exercise to identify training and development needs for the sales force and prepare annual training plan.
  • Development and review of training materials in line with current and anticipated needs.
  • Design and execute appropriate training and development programs with a view to enhancing the capacity of the sales team.
  • Prepare and monitor Agency budgets on monthly basis
  • Develop and implement sales strategies for new accounts, incorporating a strategy that targets different prospect types with offerings that are cyclical in nature, while allowing them to be responsive to emerging offers that will allow the Agency to tap new markets.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies that will revamp the Agency market.
  • Identify prospects and develop sales strategies to secure new business.
  • Develop sales plans and approaches.
  • Work closely with underwriters to identify business types the team is most likely to fill successfully.
  • Maintain a close working relationship other stakeholders to drive activity and results
  • Manage sales teams and ensure peak deliverables as set for the Agency.
  • Track all prospects, leads, contacts, accounts, and opportunities.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Marketing, or Insurance field.
  • Related work experience in the Insurance industry/Agency Manager is an added advantage.
  • Certificate of Proficiency from college of insurance is a must for this Position.
  • 4 years’ experience, preferably in the Insurance industry and 2 years in a managerial position.
  • Ability to provide solutions that deliver desired behavioural and business changes to the desired measurable standards.
  • Leadership skills with direct sales agents to ensure high levels of motivation and top notch skills in consultative and solution oriented sales approaches.
  • Knowledge in people skills development in these areas; SME Insurance, Insurance Banking and Alternative Distribution Channels of Insurance.
  • Proven experience in developing account penetration and development strategies, conducting cold calls, qualifying prospects, lead identification and strategy, making sales presentations, closing techniques, and developing service and pricing proposals.
  • Demonstrate success at working in a fast-paced, highly-competitive, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, negotiation, and closing skills training.
  • The position requires a strong emphasis on the ability to listen and lead marketing teams.

    2. Property Manager

    Job Summary:

    Accountable for all day to day property operations, maintaining property rentals by advertising and filling vacant, overseeing and enhancing the value of the property, enforcing leases, maintaining accurate records of transactions and all other administrative paper work as required.

    Job Description:

  • Attract tenants by advertising vacancies and obtaining referrals from current tenants
  • Contracts with tenants by negotiating leases and collecting deposits
  • Paying bills and enforcing occupancy rules
  • Maintains property e.g. by planning renovations and resolving tenants complains
  • Enforcing occupancy policies and procedures
  • Prepare necessary property reports
  • Maintain accurate property records
  • Monitor repairs and maintenance budgets as required
  • Periodic inspection of properties
  • Monitoring of arrears

    Job Specification:

  • Should have a degree or diploma in property management.
  • 5 years’ experience, preferably in the property industry
  • Knowledge of commercial real estate
  • Knowledge of rentals, occupancy costs and competitor activity
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven organizational ability.

    Application Procedures:

    Interested candidates should send their applications and a detailed CV, stating their current salary and expected salary by post to:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    P.O. Box 268-00900,
    Kiambu.

    E-mails can be sent to careers@k-unity.co.ke, info@unityfinance.co.ke, info@k-unity.co.ke,

    Website: www.k-unity.co.ke.

    Applications should be received on or before 27th April 2015 at 5:00 P.M.


    ICDC Strategy and Risk Manager Job in Kenya

    The Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) is a State Corporation established in 1954 to promote the economic development of Kenya through supporting the establishment and growth of industrial and commercial enterprises.

    The Corporation has ambitious plans to become a high-performance public entity that will contribute meaningfully to the economic development of Kenya.

    As part of our strategic realignment we believe that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the realization of our corporate goals and therefore must have in place, world-class human resources.

    ICDC therefore invites applications from qualified professionals for the following position:

    Job Title: Strategy and Risk Manager

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the job holder will be expected to provide strategic direction and risk management so as to achieve corporate objectives.

    Job Requirements

  • Developing and Reviewing the Institution’s Risk Policy.
  • Develop and Implement effective Investment/Credit Risk Appraisal and Measurement Tools.
  • Provide Quarterly Management Reports on the performance of the equity market so as to anticipate market changes pertinent to new investment opportunities.
  • Reviewing and providing Quarterly Management Reports on events in the economy in general and Financial Sector in particular to facilitate sound decision making.
  • Co-ordinate the Formulation, Preparation, Monitoring, Reviewing and Updating the Institutions Strategic Plan, Annual Work Plans and Performance Contracts in liaison with other Departments.
  • Drive the Corporation’s research and innovation agenda with a view to building up adequate market intelligence, new product development and continuous improvement.
  • Support departments within ICDC in their strategic planning activities and business re-engineering initiatives.

    Skills, knowledge and attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics or other related fields.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification such as MBA, CPA or CFA
  • Over 5 years’ experience at Senior Management Level.
  • Working experience in Credit Risk Management and/or Strategic Planning in a
  • Financial Institution.
  • Competent in ICT/MIS Systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills.

    Applicants are required to submit an application letter which indicates current remuneration and day time telephone contacts accompanied with a detailed CV and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

    HR & ADM. Manager
    PO Box 45519 - 00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    ICDC is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.

    Women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    All applications should be received on or before 28th April 2015.


    Keroche Breweries Super Distributors and Distributors Business Opportunities in Kenya

    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 wishes to recruit Super Distributors and Distributors across the entire Country to be part of the Company’s already existing distribution chain.

    Duties of a Distributor

  • Complies with all statutory and industry regulations for local warehousing, material handling, and requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to requirements while advising management on needed actions.
  • Safeguards depot operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
  • Maintains good physical condition of depot.
  • High level of caliber staff by selecting, recruiting, orienting and training employees.
  • Define new and constantly optimize existing route to market distribution partner model to meet business growth targets.
  • Define an innovative and profitable way for Red Bull to win market leadership within main market and independents
  • Create and develop strong commercial relationship with the top distributors, based on a win-win focus.
  • Define and implement initiatives to constantly improve the business in store visibility and performance linked to perfect store standards.
  • Ownership of distributors order taking (sell-in) and profitability
  • Execute defined distributors KPIs including service level agreement (broken down from overall sales targets) to meet the organisations annual business objectives:
  • Volume Sales, staffing, outlet callage, Promotional Execution, Range selling ,
  • Price Compliance and recommended Store capacity
  • Together with Trade Marketing team, develop customized modules for the sales force training (incl. Merchandisers) on business in- storestandards and execution.
  • Undertake daily in- store visits to identify gaps and opportunities in the market.
  • Prepare and lead monthly reviews with the top trade partners

    The Successful Applicant

    To be considered for the position you need to demonstrate the following skill sets:

  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years sales experience in either formal or informal setting
  • Background in having run a business
  • Must have experience in managing a senior team of sales people
  • A good level of grasp in channel business
  • Supervision skills, Developing Budgets, Safety Management, Developing Standards, Managing Processes, Surveillance Skills, Inventory Control, Reporting Skills, Analyzing Information, Equipment Maintenance, Judgment

    Other requirements for Distributors are:

  • Maintains stock re-order levels as stipulated by Keroche Breweries
  • Ability to obtain appropriate bank guarantee of Ksh’s 20 million or as advised by Keroche Breweries
  • Ability to raise initial start-up stock capital of between Ksh’s 15- 40 million. This will depend on area of operation
  • Ability to avail distribution vehicles with adequate carrying capacity as stipulated by Keroche Breweries Ltd.
  • Strategically located warehouse facility comprising a minimum of 4000 square feet storage.
  • Entrepreneurs with commitment to dedicate themselves to this business in a hands on basis for the foreseeable future.
  • Entrepreneurs with passion for high performance and growth.
  • Entrepreneurs who are dedicated to high customer service standards and strong business relationship.
  • Entrepreneurs with strong sales or general business expertise including door-to-door selling.
  • Computer literate staff.

    Interested applicants should send their applications including the following information; Application letter, clearly indicating market of interest.

    Copy of certificate of incorporation, memorandum of understanding and articles of association of the applicant and PIN certificate, Business case, illustrating ability to tap full potential in the market of interest, State working capital and level of bank guarantee available.

    To:

    The Managing Director
    Keroche Breweries Ltd.

    distribution@kerochebreweries.com

    The application should reach us on or before 25th April 2015.


    Nzoia Sugar Company Jobs in Western Kenya

    Nzoia Sugar Company Limited, a sugar manufacturing company situated in Western Kenya invites suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

    The successful applicant for the positions will report to the Managing Director.

    1. Strategy & Planning Manager

    Reports to: Managing Director

    Job Role: To monitor Company’s performance trend and implementation of the strategic plan.

    He/She will be responsible for the following key objectives;

  • To review and advise relevance of various aspects of the company strategic plan to company’s current needs and aspirations.
  • To collect, collate and analyse company statistical data,
  • To regularly advise executive on the company’s performance trend.

    Key tasks and Responsibilities

  • To analyse company key performance areas against targets.
  • To facilitate establishment, analysis, storage, and reporting of relevant statistics e.g. correlation cane received vs sugar production, fertilizer issue vs extension activities, cane received vs harvesting and transport activities etc.
  • To analyse mobile plant and pool transport utilization. This will entail analysis of plant hours and distances vs fuels etc.
  • To develop plans for strategy implementation.
  • To ensure formulation and review of relevant departmental plans and policy documents are well aligned to the corporate strategic plan.
  • To monitor, review and report progress of strategic plan implementation on a regular basis and co-ordinate strategy formulation and review.
  • To coordinate development, negotiation and implementation of performance contracting activities.
  • To develop, implement and review Business processes.
  • To ensure identification, execution and reporting of corporate research activities to guide effective strategic planning.
  • To coordinate formulation and implementation of annual work plans.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Economics, Agricultural Economics, Business Management (Finance Option).
  • MBA or Post graduate Diploma in Strategic Management.
  • Innovative, visionary and team player
  • Relevant experience in sugar industry will be an added advantage
  • 7 years’ work experience of which 2 years must be in Strategic Planning, Performance Management, and research services environment.

    Skills, Competence

  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Team Player
  • Report writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of SPSS or other data analysis
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Age: Below 50 years.

    2. Head of ICT

    Reports To: Managing Director

    Job Role:

    To develop Nzoia Sugar Company ICT Strategy, implement the strategy and ensure the design and selection of ICT applications and infrastructure support capacity and to drive the strategic business objectives of Nzoia Sugar Company.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To participate in Nzoia Sugar Company’s strategic planning process by developing and implementing Nzoia Sugar Company’s ICT strategy in consultation with the ICT Steering Committee
  • To initiate IT-related budgeting and planning and ensure its alignment to Nzoia Sugar Company’s goals and objectives.
  • To Control and manage all operational and capital ICT expenditures and ensure that it is carried out within the approved budget
  • To plan for additions and major modifications to the Nzoia Sugar Company’s applications and infrastructure in liaison with the ICT Steering Committee
  • To ensure that design and selection of ICT applications and infrastructure support the strategic objectives of NSC
  • To champion the ICT change and provide leadership to the Applications, Database and Networks & Infrastructure teams.
  • To manage Nzoia Sugar Company’s website.
  • To ensure ICT facilities meet the needs of individuals and projects.
  • To offer overall responsibility for protection of Nzoia Sugar Company’s information assets including overseeing development and maintenance of systems security, access controls and disaster recover management
  • To ensure all ICT projects, policies and procedures meet Nzoia Sugar Company’s quality objectives
  • To Liaise with all departments and outreach offices to continuously identify new ICT requirements.
  • To develop service level agreements between ICT and the business and ensure that these are achieved.
  • To Lead and drive a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Masters’ degree in IT will be an added advantage.
  • Certification from relevant recognized professional bodies.
  • At least 7 years of progressive experience in ICT at least 2 of which should be at the Senior Management level.
  • Below 50 years.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills at various levels of management and the Board
  • Ability to conceptualize and convert ideas into solutions
  • Understanding of the business environment and developments in ICT which impact the business
  • Exposure to the sugar or agriculture industry will be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional certifications from recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience in fibre optic and wireless networks

    3. Human Resource Manager

    The key objective of the job is to formulate and promote HR Policies and Procedures which enable employees to willingly give their best services in realising company objectives and aspirations.

    The successful applicant for the position will report to the Managing Director.

    This is a senior and critical position in the company and therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities, reliability, maturity, assertiveness, analytical and interpersonal relationship skills, and result oriented.

    He/She should poses patience traits and conversant with labour laws, and have ability to work under pressure.

    We are looking for a Kenyan aged between 30-50 years to fill the position.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, review, formulate, co-ordinate HR policies, strategies, staff training, welfare, health and development of human resources.
  • Advise management on optimum HR establishment levels, succession plans and utility of Human Resources.
  • Develop and maintain Industrial harmony and provide expert advise to line Management.
  • Develop and retain optimum and quality human resources including the contracted/casual employees.
  • Develop and administer effective performance Management Systems, Competitive
  • Compensation Packages and Staff Benefit Schemes.
  • Facilitate and provide technical support to Management in formulating and updating Human Resource Development Plans, Organization Growth, Productivity and
  • Quality Improvement and Cost Effectiveness.
  • Manage and improve staff resourcing function.
  • Development of HR-Goals aligned with business strategy.
  • Promote positive corporate culture and adherence to core values.

    Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

  • University Degree in Human Resource Management/Social Sciences/Administration or equivalent.
  • Post graduate/Diploma in Human Resources Management.
  • Counselling and Negotiation skills.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Broad knowledge in Human Resources organization, development, management and conversant with Labour laws.
  • 8 years in a large manufacturing establishment, of which 5 years must be at a Senior Management Level.
  • Team player, good communicator and strategic thinker.
  • High integrity, self-discipline, customer focus.

    How to Apply

    Applicants interested in the above position should send their curriculum vitae, 2 passport size photographs, academic and professional qualifications, copy of the identification card together with the mobile/day time telephone contacts so as to reach the under mentioned on or before 30th April 2015.

    Managing Director
    Nzoia Sugar Company Limited
    P.O. Box 285-50200,
    Bungoma

    Off Webuye-Malaba Road

    E-mail: md@nzoiasugar.com

    Tel: 055 – 30500,

    Fax: 055 – 30001

    Cell: 0727477777/0733800500


    Techno Brain Dynamics NAV Functional Consultant Job in Kenya

    Techno Brain, Africa's leading IT Solutions & IT Training services provider & an equal opportunity employer is looking for Dynamics NAV Functional Consultant - Kenya

    Techno Brain is an integrated solutions provider with presence in more than 20 countries across the globe.

    As one of the leading solutions providers in Africa, Techno brain believes in empowering lives;

    In using technology to bridge the socio-economic gap by providing ICT solutions that automate governments, activate companies and empower NGOs.

    Currently, the company has a portfolio of more than 70 solutions along 13 industry vectors.

    Since its foundation in 1997, Techno brain believes that the strength of its brand is measured by the strength of its people.

    Thus, as a company we are continuously investing in our people to not only build their capabilities but to engage and motivate them to be the best.

    So join us and be part of an empowering experience!

    Vacancy: Dynamics NAV Functional Consultant - Kenya

    Position Overview:

    We currently have an open position for experienced functional consultants to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV with a superior working knowledge of fund accounting and Not for Profits.

    The ideal candidate must have experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV software.

    The Dynamics NAV Functional Consultant must be able to work independently within project teams, must be resourceful, knowledgeable, energetic and professional.

    The consulting delivery role will be responsible for working on international projects for not-for-profit clients who are implementing fund accounting systems.

    Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to clients on best accounting workflow and practices
  • Identifying how they are using their financial management software
  • Make recommendations on how to improve their processes with new software.
  • Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP software, through version NAV 2015.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within project teams.
  • Work multiple projects and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to lead Customer Business Process Workshops, requirements gathering and fit-gap analysis.
  • NAV set up and configuration, consulting, training, documentation of technical designs, testing, and providing on-site and remote customer support.
  • Consult customers on best practices, and defining business processes so that Dynamics NAV improves the customer’s overall business processes and profitability.
  • Responsible for implementation, documentation, training and customer support. Working closely with other local technical and functional delivery consultants, as well as with remote consultants in Africa & Asia

    Desired Skills:

  • Fund accounting experience including indirect costing
  • Working knowledge of Dynamics software
  • Experience in Dynamics NAV software project implementation
  • Document business requirements and facilitate requirement sign-off with appropriate business stakeholders
  • Understand business requirements and translate them into functional requirements
  • Strong knowledge of finance management & fund accounting
  • Ability to work in complex international projects and communicates
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills well with users, management and team members
  • Willing to travel domestically routinely as needed and periodically internationally
  • Working experience as a global team with different cultures of countries in Africa, Asia and Europe and hands on in handling several complex projects simultaneously
  • Superior working knowledge of fund accounting and not for profits.
  • A CPA is preferred
  • Strong presentation, communication, administration and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of ERP software and best practices.
  • Must be willing to travel when necessary.
  • Must currently hold Dynamics NAV certifications
  • Must be dedicated, ethical, organized, professional, and a true team player.
  • Applicants must possess at least a BS/BA degree or equivalent and must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • CPA or Chartered Management Accountant would be highly preferred
  • Experience Level: Minimum 3+ years in relevant

    CV’s to be sent to: lrongali@technobrainltd.com, by 31st May 2015


    Accounts Assistant Job in Kibera, Nairobi Kenya - Shining Hope for Communities

    Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum.

    We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.

    In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera.

    The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school.

    The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs.

    We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health.

    By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

    Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:

    Position: Accounts Assistant

    Location: Kibera, Nairobi

    Reports to: Finance Manager

    Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Job Purpose: This position’s role is to assist in financial accounting, especially petty cash disbursements, tracking and reconciliation of the same.

    Also key is filing system reliability and ensuring payments are authorized and properly documented.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the organizations petty cash with the help of the finance manager.
  • This entails issuance of approved petty cash expenses, petty cash reconciliation and posting of the same in Shining Hope for Communities system for review by the Finance manager.
  • Making payments for all approved cash expenditures either via MPESA or cash and maintaining the updated cash and MPESA records.
  • Receiving and tracking all project incomes subject to review by the finance manager at month end.
  • Scanning all supporting documents and storing them in Shining Hope for Communities system for easy retrieval.
  • Aiding in filing statutory returns.
  • Assisting external auditors during annual audits
  • Preparing specific donor reports with the help of the finance manager as and when needed
  • Checking from time to time project documentation process especially with regard to the community forums and communicate on how this can be improved.

    Education and Experience

  • A holder of CPA(K), ACCA or equivalent qualification, business Administration (Accounting / Finance Option) or B.COM (Accounting/ Finance Option)
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Word , Excel and Internet
  • 2 Years working experience especially in an informal setup

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of generally accepted Financial and Accounting procedures
  • Excellent analytical Skills
  • Ability to plan and execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Judgement and decision-making ability
  • Initiative
  • Strong personality and team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Comfortable working in informal settlements

    How to Apply:

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

    Applications without this information will not be considered.

    Do Not attach the Testimonials at this point.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Candidates who applied before need not to reapply.

    Applications should reach us no later than 6th May 2015.


    Wakenya Pamoja Sacco ICT Manager Job in Kisii kenya

    Wakenya Pamoja Sacco (WPS) is a leading Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd with its head office in Kisii County and branches in Nyamira and Homa bay Counties.

    We are looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the position of ICT Manager.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer- Operations, the holder of this position will be responsible for planning and coordinating ICT activities of the Sacco, to ensure timely availability and reliability of required services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate user needs and system functionality and ensure that all IT infrastructure and related applications, services are implemented and managed to meet the business’ requirements.
  • Develop and manage a team as well as implement processes, systems and tools to provide timely and comprehensive support to internal business users on issues relating to IT systems and services.
  • Ensure alignment to major IT standards to governing Support & operations
  • Coordinate implementing all computerized information systems within WPS network.
  • Implement computer systems in accordance with the business strategies.
  • Liaise with the policy makers to determine hardware, software and access requirements for WPS staff members.
  • Consult with the Management team, advising and assisting in design and training of WPS staff on the implementation of new ICT procedures, software or ICT changes within the Society’s core business.
  • Create computer use best practices for WPS staff and coordinating sensitization on the same within the Society.
  • Introduce new online platforms and technologies such as e-learning, online discussion forums, conference registration etc.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and expansion of social media strategy to raise the Society’s profile and market its activities.
  • Ensure that all systems are integrated and operates efficiently in accordance with global IT guidelines.
  • Ensure application of best practice in Service Delivery Models for WPS
  • Co-ordinate training activities in office automation, hardware and software installation.
  • Participate in preparation of budgets and implementation of effective controls to achieve financial targets.
  • Responsible for the provision of ICT infrastructure services including desktop, laptops etc
  • Drive adoption of ISO and ITIL into Business delivery models in WPS
  • Formulation and review of disaster recovery plan
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all electronic records
  • Arranges for software maintenance services for packages and application systems as well as repairs and servicing of hard wares
  • Formulation and implementation of ICT Policy
  • Management of IT procurement as per the budget and society’s policies.
  • Ensure development and analysis of relevant management reports on various key aspects of the department’s responsibilities

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Masters degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology
  • Five years work experience in a similar set up; at least 3 years of which should be in a senior leadership position
  • CISA Certification
  • Technical Knowledge in Software, Hardware installation, Systems Administration & Support, Service Management, Network
  • Technology and Project Management.
  • Experience in managing content and production for high traffic websites.
  • Conceptual, analytical and creative skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to the

    Chairman, Wakenya Pamoja Sacco Society Limited
    P.O Box 829, Kahawa House, Kisii County.

    E-mail: wpsacco@wakenyapamojasacco.com Telephone: 058 30220/21

    Website: www.wakenyapamojasacco.com,

    before 30th April, 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    WPS is an equal opportunity employer.


    Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.

    The Commission seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the following positions which will be based at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi:

    1. Executive Assistant

    The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that services are provided in an effective and efficient manner in the Commission.

    Key Responsibilities & Duties:

    1. Provide administrative and secretarial services at the Commission.

    2. Organize and maintain files and records.

    3. Plan and schedule meetings and appointments.

    4. Manage incoming and outgoing correspondences.

    5. Prepare and edit correspondence, reports and other necessary documentation.

    6. Undertake travel and guest arrangements.

    7. Attend to enquiries and manage visitors to the Commission.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Secretarial Studies, Business and Office Management or Social Sciences.
  • Certificate in Computer Applications (covering at minimum Word processor and Spread sheet) from a recognized institution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with others in a busy work environment.
  • She must be a person of integrity and demonstrates excellent Communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver within deadlines.
  • At least five (5) year’s relevant experience in busy working environment two of these in an executive office.

    General Competencies

    The applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

    2. Procurement Assistant

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the movement, storage and issue of supply and services from origination to consumption.

    The incumbent will also ensure that procurement is done in accordance with Public Procurement & Disposal Act (2005), rules and regulations.

    Key Responsibilities & Duties:

    1. Assist in the implementation of the procurement function in line with and in compliance to the Public Procurement & Disposal Act (2005), rules and regulations.

    2. Assist in the development and implementation of the internal procurement procedures and policies.

    3. Undertake duties in the procurement of goods, works and services in the supply chain.

    4. Ensure procurement documents and records are maintained, safeguarded and archived as required by law.

    5. Provide secretarial services to the Procurement Committee and any other relevant committees.

    6. Assist in the provision of contract management services to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Contracts.

    7. Conduct periodic annual stock taking and ensure orderly storage and issue of supply and services.

    8. Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent preferably with a bias in Supplies Management or Procurement.
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in a busy organization.
  • A member of a relevant professional body in good standing will be an added advantage.
  • Must be well conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal procedures in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act as well as international procurement guidelines and procedures.

    General Competencies

    The applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

    3. Assistant, Natural Resources Management

    The successful candidate will assist in the Natural Resource Management Directorate on implementing strategies on effective natural resource exploitation and revenue sharing.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

    1. Assist in the natural resource policy formulation/reforms, exploitation and effective revenue enhancement.

    2. Work with other team members towards an integrated approach to sustainable resource management and stable economic development in Kenya.

    3. Assist in the development for a framework for equitable sharing of the proceeds of natural resources.

    4. Liaise with other stakeholders in the sustainable exploitation of renewable and non-renewable resources.

    5. Undertake any other duties and assignments as may

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental discipline or related field.
  • Working experience in Natural Resource Management and /or Economic governance.
  • Possession of natural resource conflict resolution skills and or competences.
  • Certificate in Computer Applications (covering at minimum Word processor and Spread sheet) and GIS from recognized institution.

    General Competencies

    The applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

    4. Manager, Natural Resources Management

    The successful candidate will assist the Advisor Natural Resource Management provide technical advice on, and oversee the implementation of strategies on effective natural resource exploitation and revenue sharing.

    He/she will promote local capacities in sustainable natural resources management and fiscal planning and be responsible for championing the natural resource policy, reforms, management and the resultant profit sharing.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in the natural resource policy formulation/reforms, exploitation and effective revenue enhancement.
  • Develop/Review revenue management assessment framework; a set of questions, indicators, tools and strategies to assist evaluate management systems and influence policy making processes.
  • Assist in the development for a framework for equitable sharing of the proceeds of the natural resources.
  • Work with other team members to ensure an integrated approach to sustainable resource management and stable economic development in Kenya.
  • Work with other stakeholders in the sustainable exploitation of renewable and non-renewable resources.
  • Conduct field examinations of property to identify and assess natural resources values, including land, water, minerals, wildlife, and recreation and timber products amongst others.
  • Conduct site inspections to identify hazardous conditions, environmental contamination, conformance with accepted practices and other environmental concerns.
  • Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Environment, or related field.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental discipline or related field.
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience working in Natural Resource Management and/or Economic Governance with a minimum of three (3) years in a management position.
  • Experience in designing, managing and implementing natural resources or governance activities with particular focus on the extractive mineral sector.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating natural resource and/or economic governance activities.
  • Previous experience with a clear understanding of a results based approach to project implementation, monitoring and reporting will be an added advantage.
  • Previous work experience and knowledge of natural resource conditions in Kenya will be a distinct advantage.
  • Proficiency in Resource Computer applications will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of natural resource mapping tools e.g. GIS
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team.

    General Competencies

    The applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

    The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on permanent and pensionable basis.

    Application Process

    If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials.

    You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

    The application cover MUST clearly indicate the position being applied for.

    Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Friday 24th April 2015 as follows: Application for the Position of ___________ (insert appropriate position)

    To:

    The Commission Secretary
    Commission on Revenue Allocation
    Grosvenor Block, 2nd Floor 14 Riverside Drive
    P.O. Box 1310 - 00200
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement then consider your application unsuccessful.

    The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant


    Family Bank Sacco Manager Job in Kenya

    Family Bank Sacco Limited intends to recruit a full time SACCO Manager.

    Reporting to the SACCO Board, the job holder is responsible for day to day SACCO operations.

    The Office holder is the Manager and administrative Officer who manages the SACCO activities in collaboration with the SACCO Board.

    In order to achieve the planned growth, the Sacco is looking for a qualified and competent professional to fill the above vacancy.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Sacco’s investments and management of balanced investment portfolio.
  • Responsible for the management, development and maintenance of a high performance team by providing good leadership and effective supervision and guidance of staff members in his/her charge.
  • Responsible for the organization’s financial planning, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Responsible for management of costs so as to achieve business growth as outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Responsible for supporting decision making through preparation, analysis and presentation of comprehensive timely, reliable and compliant financial reports.
  • Ensure effective implementation of financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Management of the general and subsidiary ledgers in accordance with internationally accepted accounting and financial reporting standards and preparation of final accounts for audit.
  • Prepare and analyze on a regular basis the SACCOS business plans budgetary estimates and provide explanations on variances.
  • Provide support to all other functions to enhance organization goals. Ensure proper planning and forecasting of SACCOS operations.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on performance of the SACCOS to Management.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and analyze a regular basis the SACCOS plans, budgetary estimates and provide explanations on variances.

    Required Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • At least CPA (K),
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related combination of education and experience

    Other Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in SACCOS/ financial management position,
  • Two years minimum experience with a reputed SACCOS at Management level.
  • Ability to carry out financial analysis, financial projections and budgeting.
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions in line with established Superior knowledge and proficiency in computerized accounting operations.
  • Strong leadership skills and decision making ability
  • Excellent analytical skills, self-drive and initiative.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Certificate of good conduct.

    Online applications can be sent to SACCO Chairperson.

    The deadline of this post is two weeks from the date of advertisement.

    Application Instructions:

    Send your applications to: Familysaccomanagement@familybank.co.ke, by 31st May 2015.


    Managing Director Job in Voi Kenya - Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company is a Water Service Provider whose mandate is to provide adequate quality water and reliable sanitation services to its customers in Taita Taveta County.

    The company now seeks to fill the following key management position:

    Managing Director

    Ref TAVEVO/MD/01/15

    The successful candidate will be responsible for setting and executing the overall business strategy for the Company and translating Board and shareholder mandates to the business and representing Management to the Board.

    The position ensures that the Company meets its strategic objectives in a changing environment to achieve overall goals of the Company.

    Who we are looking for:

    A dynamic, results oriented person of impeccable integrity credentials to quickly turn-around this water service provider in Taita Taveta County to ensure prudent financial management and high level of efficiency in resources application and water service delivery to people while conserving and protecting water sources in the county.

    Terms of Offer: The job is on 3 years contract renewable based on performance.

    Remuneration shall be negotiable and market based.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership in the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plans to enhance shareholder value.
  • Direct and co-ordinate the Company’s operation and overall administration so as to ensure that the various organs of the company operate in conformity with the overall operation plans and performance targets.
  • Ensure effective mobilization and efficient application of resources.
  • Advise the Board on the Company’s performance.
  • Establish, direct and manage the Company’s managerial, financial and operational systems, procedures and controls to ensure that they are professional, workable, responsive to changing needs and sustainable.
  • Provide strategic direction on new investments, business opportunities and change initiatives.
  • Nurture the organization’s human resource and ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented to sustain a good working environment for all.
  • Provide relationship management and networking with local and global business partners and stakeholders.
  • Promote sound and ethical corporate governance practices that will enhance an organization culture of hard work, honesty and openness by all staff.
  • Promote proactive public relations approaches to issues and enhance the Company’s corporate image.

    Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree Civil/Water Engineering or Finance or Economics or Management from a recognized university;
  • Possession of relevant Master’s degree from a recognized University ,and a member of a professional body in the relevant field of will be an added advantage;
  • Must have at least 5 years of traceable experience and knowledge of corporate governance at senior management in an SME.
  • Proven change management credentials and active participation at community level.
  • Demonstrate team management, excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to provide sound leadership in managing a diverse workforce in a dynamic environment and be a person of high integrity
  • Demonstrate experience in driving change and initiate growth in an organization;
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution

    Interested persons to submit their applications including remuneration expectations and telephone contact to:

    The Chairperson
    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 6 - 80300,
    Voi – Kenya

    And copied to recruitment@ tavevowater.co.ke

    Tavevo is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, youth and persons living with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

    Applications to reach the chairperson by 24th April, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    MSI Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Action Plan Team Members (Health and Education) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Action Plan - Team Members (Health and Education), Kenya Support Project (KSP), Nairobi, Kenya

    Company Profile:

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

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

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

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

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

    Project/Proposal Summary:

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Kenya is implementing its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2014-2018 whose goal is sustainably transforming Kenya’s governance and economy.

    This goal will be accomplished through three mutually reinforcing development objectives (DOs) and eleven intermediate results (IRs).

    Within the CDCS, gender has been identified as one of the core principles – hence the need for a Gender Action Plan.

    The Action Plan will identify the relevant opportunities within the CDCS that increase gender equality and female empowerment.

    ** Please note: Only Kenyan citizens are eligible for this position. **

    Position Summary:

    Under this task order, MSI’s Team Members (Gender and Health and Gender and Education) shall conduct a Gender Assessment including an extensive desk review to identify relevant opportunities within the CDCS to increase gender equality and female empowerment.

    The Action Plan will be a reference document for the design and development of projects and activities now and in the future.

    The period of performance of this task order is estimated to be from early May to mid-August. The assessment will be conducted in a sample of five regions while keeping the of whole of Kenya in mind.

    Responsibilities:

    The main objective of this gender assessment/analysis is to identify the gender equality and female empowerment opportunities within the CDCS and provide entry points that would guide the design and development of relevant projects and activities now and in the future.

    To achieve this the consultants will:

  • Work collaboratively with other assessment team members in the planning, execution and management of the study
  • Work collaboratively with other assessment team members in the development of study design, sampling, development and refinement of study tools, extensive desk review of relevant documents and qualitative data collection
  • Work collaboratively with other assessment team members in data analysis and drafting of the Action Plan based on the approved standards and guidelines for USAID Action Plans
  • Work with the team leader(s) and other team members facilitating assessment validation to the client (USAID) and implementing partners

    Qualifications:

  • Masters in International Development, Gender Development, Education, Health and/or related social science field preferred.
  • 5 Years gender assessment/analysis and design experience, including the selection of data collection methods and development of a detailed data analysis plan.
  • Expert knowledge and at least 4 years of experience in gender research models focused on gender and female empowerment, gender-based violence, women peace and security etc.
  • Knowledge of gender analysis models preferred
  • Field experience with
  • Performance management - development and assessment of indicators, data quality assessments, strategy development, etc
  • Quantitative research including design of a tools, specifically development of structured and semi-structured interview and/or observation instruments
  • Qualitative research experience, particularly in conducting structured and semi-structured individual and group interviews and/or focus groups, including the creation of written instruments and transcripts for same; content analysis and other techniques for coding and transforming group/open-ended data into analyzed information; qualitative data analysis software (NVIVO or alternative) and/or case study documentation experience; transformation of qualitative data into a quantitative form that can be merged with other quantitative data in a mixed methods analysis.
  • Superior writing ability, including evidence of an ability to structure Action Plans in a way that logically and transparently lays out empirical findings, action points and timelines

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

    No phone calls, please.

    MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

    To apply:

    Please visit our website, MSI Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Action Plan Team Members (Health and Education) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya by 31st May 2015.


    Senior Group Manager / MFS Technical Operations Job in Kenya

    Position Vacant: Senior Group Manager / MFS Technical Operations

    Job Description

  • Responsible for managing Operations for Mobile Money and MS VAS Services for Telecom Operator
  • Manage Client communication with Technical, Business and Sr Mgmt at Operator
  • Responsible to deliver all Contractual scope and meeting KPIs/SLAs with no penalty
  • Responsible for C-SAT for overall Operations
  • Responsible for adhering to all Processes related to Operations - IM/PM/CM/ and RCA
  • Perform periodic Governance reviews with Operator Team and KPI/SLA sign offs with them
  • Co-ordinates with various internal stake holders for all execution & delivery
  • Manage Local Operations teams & Review customer feedback with team
  • Accountable for the resolution of operational problems and issues that impact service delivery in all service deliverables
  • Maintain integrity, security & confidentiality of all sensitive information and the physical security of the delivery network & infrastructure
  • Develop and implement plans to improve Total Customer Experience
  • Attend customer meetings as required i.e. CAB, operational review meetings
  • Ensure new services are successfully integrated into “steady state” with minimal impact to existing customer service levels

    Educational Qualification

  • BE/ B Tech/M. Sc./MBA
  • ITIL V3 Certified

    Skills Required

  • Excellent knowledge managing 24x7 Operations for Telecom operator
  • Good knowledge of mobile money and/or banking technologies & messaging /VAS Products
  • Good knowledge of Managing Incident /Change /Preventive maintenance calendar
  • Good communication skills [written, verbal and presentation), ability to manage the customers.
  • Good skills in Microsoft Office (esp. MS Project, MS Office).
  • Experience in financial application implementations.
  • Interpersonal and team management skills.
  • Ability to Travel in short notice

    Mandatory Work Experience

  • 12 Years of Experience in IT Banking Applications or Mobile Payments
  • Previous exposure in IT Departments of Financial Institutions (Applications-end)

    Location of Posting: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    Application

    Email to jobs@genesisconsult.net with Subject Title as “ Group Manager.” on or before 31st May 2015.


    Samasource Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    The Company:

    Samasource is a social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty.

    We build technology that helps leverage the brain power of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world.

    We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision--to reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology.

    We need the best people to help us achieve it.

    We like to move fast and get things done.

    If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with some of the brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact sourcing, and tech.

    Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.

    1. Title / Position: Training Assistant

    Location: Nairobi

    Department or Business Unit: Samasource

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Min. Experience: Mid Level

    Job Description:

    The Samasource Training Assistant will closely work with the Training Manager and help him/her provide standard or specialized teaching, technical training or counseling in a designated area.

    The Training Assistant will also prepare the new employees for their job through the laid down procedures for induction.

    The Training Assistant in collaboration with the manager will organize trainings in different areas and provide specialized education.

    Training Assistant will perform in a wide range of fields, and the job not limited to handling specific training tasks but also monitoring training administrative aspects.

    Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Induction training for all new employees.
  • Analyzing work streams and assessing the training and development needs required to deliver to expected standards and within required time limits.
  • Planning training interventions to continuously develop staff.
  • Sourcing and compiling training material and keeping training material up-to-date.
  • Conducting training sessions according to the training plan.
  • Collaborating with line managers/team leaders to identify training needs for individuals and teams.
  • Compiling and sending reports to the Training and Quality Manager and relevant stakeholders
  • Mentoring new and existing staff to ensure that they have the right knowledge and skills to perform excellently in their roles.
  • Keeping up-to-date with current and new clients’ requirements and translating them into training initiatives.

    Qualifications required:

  • A degree or diploma preferably in people development or related field.

    Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Good analysis and reporting skills.
  • Ability to break down complex information into simple concepts.
  • Great attention to detail
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Fully computer literate.

    Experience required:

  • Two years of work experience in an adult training environment.
  • Experience in content development.

    Interested candidates should apply through our website: Training Assistant on or before 31st May 2015.

    2. Title / Position: Quality Analyst

    Location: Nairobi

    Department or Business Unit: Samasource

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Min. Experience: Mid Level

    Job Description:

    The Samasource Quality Analyst is responsible for analysing the levels of quality of work in the different Samasource work streams, measuring compliance against set standards and recommending actions to be taken to improve quality based on assessment findings.

    The Quality Analyst will assess agents transactions and advice on required measures to improve quality, compile and send reports to the Training & Quality Manager and to other relevant stakeholders.

    This role ensures that each work stream is consistently delivering high standard work.

    Responsibilities

  • Assist the Training and Quality Manager in setting quality standards across the Samasource work streams
  • Develop a plan on method and frequency of assessing the quality standards across the work streams
  • Assess the quality of transactions against set best standards
  • Provide feedback to Team Leaders on identified areas that individual members of the team need to improve on for coaching.
  • Evaluate the impact of Team leader coachings on defect reduction/ improvement and provide feedback.
  • Occasionally evaluate set standards and determine need for changes to ensure consistent improvement in standards of work
  • Provide recommendations on measures that should be taken to improve quality/defect reduction across the different business work streams.
  • Analyze client feedback to determine validity and needed interventions
  • Communicate quality assessment plans to the relevant stakeholders weekly.
  • Compile and send daily, weekly and monthly quality reports and send to the
  • Training and Quality Manager and the relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with Team leaders to ensure that feedback and the identified quality gaps are addressed with the individual/team members.
  • Collaborate with Operations to ensure that best standards are revised and updated where need be.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on recurring and widespread gaps that should be addressed through training/refresher trainings.
  • Keep an up-to-date record of individual agents quality performance for use in performance reviews
  • Participate in team briefings to provide the QA objective and also sit in calibration sessions.

    Qualifications required:

  • A degree or diploma in a business related field.

    Skills required:

  • Great attention to detail and feedback skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Fast learner and able to break down complex information into simple concepts.
  • Reporting and analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Conflict prevention and resolution skills
  • Fully computer literate on MS programs essential

    Experience required:

  • Two years of work experience in a contact center environment.
  • Minimum two years of experience in Quality Analysis in a busy contact center
  • Experience in both data and voice accounts advantageous

    Interested candidates should apply through our website: Quality Analyst

    3. Title / Position: Finance Manager

    Location: Nairobi

    Department or Business Unit: Samasource

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Min. Experience: Mid Level

    Job Description:

    Samasource is launching its first owned and operated impact sourcing center, Samasource Center, and is seeking a seasoned finance professional to oversee financial reporting and management and accounting and bookkeeping activities.

    The Finance Manager should have experience leading a finance department, including designing and executing all relevant policies/procedures.

    Responsibilities:

    The Finance Manager will be responsible for a wide-range of activities - as the Center scales, this role will be expected to build-out a team to support these functions.

    Accounting:

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions, following GAAP
  • Data entry, particularly into QuickBooks
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Setting up online bank payments
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable processing
  • Payroll processing
  • Staff expense reconciliations and processing
  • Lead all month-end closing activities

    Finance:

    Cash management:

  • create cash flow models and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Maintain internal controls and financial procedure documents
  • Coordinate external audits and filing of tax returns
  • Ensure regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Manage insurance programs

    Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Work with management team to establish yearly objectives
  • Prepare and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Create management reports and board reports as needed
  • Update yearly budget for monthly and quarterly results
  • Develop tactical recommendations around financial planning

    Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or
  • Certified Management Accountant designations.
  • Experience with Oracle Financial Analyzer or equivalent, and Business Intelligence, Pastel a plus.
  • Experience of computerized accounting software - QuickBooks - and an aptitude for system improvements and developments.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

    Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills are essential in regards to presenting the results of analyses to management.
  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience; the ability to develop and coach a team.
  • Ability to collect, combine and analyze information under challenging conditions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong management and mentoring skills.

    Experience required:

  • Business experience and 5+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.
  • Strong experience in income statement analysis.

    Interested candidates should apply through our website: Finance Manager

    Closing Date: 31st May 2015


    Kenafric Industries Marketing Executive Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Marketing Executive

    Reports to: General Manager - Marketing

    Area: Marketing

    Job Purpose:

    Assists in the execution and implementation of all set marketing plans for the KI brands to ensure achievement of strategic customer revenue share objectives for respective KI division.

    Plays a proactive role in planning and design to ensure KI products are differentiated from competitors’.

    Involved with product throughout all stages of life cycle (conception, definition, development, release, and post-release activities).

    Operates under moderate supervision.

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Will be responsible for the implementation of new products within the division including executing activity plans and schedules in consultation with the head of department, taking into consideration customer and market insights and the overall brand marketing plans
  • Assist in the implementation of agreed activities, launches and promotional campaigns as per the approved brand schedule
  • Collects signals from the market to keep in touch with market developments, externally and internally
  • Responsible for the development and publishing of company newsletter
  • Monitors and evaluates own performance against the implementation plan and targets and reports to the brand manager
  • Maintains information and documentation for the brands and activities
  • Follows up to ensure accurate and timely execution of briefs
  • Participates in field promotional activities alongside the commercial team and agencies
  • Checks for and assess the impact of marketing activities and reports to head of department
  • Periodically visits the trade to check brand/product performance on the ground
  • Involved in sharing brand/promotional activities etc with the commercial team and other stakeholders
  • Regularly seeks information on competitor activity from the sales team to differentiate the product or product family within a specific market
  • Liaises with the finance department in respect to LPO and reporting in regards to the marketing budget utilisation.
  • Prepares and submits expenditure reports to the head of department
  • Application of Guidelines & Decision Making Authority

    Guidelines: Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations make cause delay in program and/or schedules and may result in allocation of additional resources.

    Decision Making:

  • Works under general supervision.
  • Follows established procedures; work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.
  • Some latitude for independent judgment.

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in either business, marketing, economics fields
  • Minimum Experience: Minimum 1-2 years brand management experience in FMCG

    Skills:

  • Able to operate in a performance driven organization
  • Culturally aware.
  • Knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  • IT proficient
  • Digital marketing savvy

    Competencies:

  • Ability to translate consumer insights into relevant consumer proposition
  • Foresight and forward planning
  • Resourceful ,driven, ambitious
  • Working harmoniously with stakeholders to achieve common goals.

    How to Apply

    Applications should be sent to recruit@kenafricind.com with the Job title as the subject matter of the email on or before 31st May, 2015.

    Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted

    We are an equal opportunity employer


    UN Women Administrative Associate Jobs in Kenya

    Background

    UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

    Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.

    It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

    In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya’s blue print, the Vision 2030 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) of 2014-2018 and, UN WOMEN Global Strategic Plan.

    The Kenya Country Programme - “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Gains Consolidated'

    Aims to achieve the following results:

    (i) increased women’s leadership and participation in governance;

    (ii) strengthened women’s economic empowerment;

    (iii) increased protection of women & access to justice for women; and

    (iv) strengthened women’s leadership in peace building and humanitarian response.

    UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office invites applications for the following positions:

    . Post Title: Administrative Associate

    Contract Type: Service Contract

    Grade: SB3-6

    Direct Supervisor: Operations Manager

    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Date of Issue: 10 April 2015

    Closing Date: 24th April 2015

    Interested and qualified persons should visit the vacancy on the UNDP Job Shop located at UNDP careers under the section “Women’s Empowerment” for detailed vacancy announcement and submission of applications.

    Notice:

    1. Acknowledgements will be sent to shortlisted applicants only.

    2. UN Women as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment.

    3. Applications received via other means will not be accepted

    4. This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals Only.

    “UN Women is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.


    RAF International University Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya

    RAF International University is an upcoming higher educational institution that aims to produce leaders with scientific and academic excellence that are able to contribute to building societies in urban and rural areas with values of compassion, love and mercy.

    RAF International University is in search of a distinguished individual with an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification and an exceptional track record in academic and leadership for the position of the Vice Chancellor.

    Requirements:

    For appointment to the position of the Vice Chancellor, applicant must:

  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor, with an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from an accredited University;
  • Have comprehensive knowledge in the organisational, legislative and regulatory structure for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Have the ability to advance and implement inter-institutional relationships with relevant institutions for enrichment of quality of academic and research activities in the University;
  • Have an established track record in research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  • Have at least fifteen years first-hand experience in a senior academic or management position in a university with demonstrable leadership, and management capabilities;
  • Be an accomplished scholar with established track record in formulating and managing academic programs and supervising and mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  • Be an innovative and visionary leader with the ability to build a self-motivated management team;
  • Have a demonstrable experience in strategic leadership;
  • Have a good understanding of the present trends, educational legislation, policies and regulations governing the planning and management of Universities in Kenya.
  • Be fluent in Arabic, English and Kiswahili language.
  • Those who have served in the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor previously will have an added advantage.

    Successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

    How to Apply:

    All applications must be sent via Email with an attached detailed CV, three referees and copies of academic and professional certificates. Application deadline is 25th April 2015.

    Email: recruitment@rafuniversity.ac.ke

    Chairman - Board of Trustees.
    RAF International University
    P.O.Box 6663- 00100
    Nairobi


    North Coast Beach Hotel Front Office Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

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

    Front Office Manager

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management from a recognized institution
  • Higher Diploma from internationally recognized hotel training institution will also be considered
  • At least five (5) years experience in a similar position in a four (4) or five (5) star hotel
  • Computer literate

    Duties:

  • To ensure smooth running of all Front Office Department sections including reception, reservations, transport concierge, switchboard, business centre and the guest relations
  • Control of the Front office Department to ensure maximum revenue is received by the hotel
  • Ensure proper functioning and maintenance of hotel property entrusted to the department
  • Develop and sustain close interdepartmental communication and promotion of harmonious working relationships at the front office

    The application letter should give full details of education and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

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

    The applications and letters from referees should reach the undersigned not later than 28th April, 2015

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    EPZA Jobs in Kenya

    Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament - the Export Processing Zones Act (Cap 517 of the Laws of Kenya) for the promotion and facilitation of export oriented investment and for the development of an enabling environment for such investments.

    The Authority seeks to recruit for the following positions:

    1. Risk and Audit Officer

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/RAO/10/2015

    The Risk and Audit Officer (RAO) will be reporting to the Assistant Manager, Risk and Audit.

    The duties and responsibilities attached to this post include:

  • Preparing and contributing to the preparation of work plans (including risk assessment) and audit programs for assurance and/or consulting engagements;
  • Conducting discussions of preliminary nature with Heads of operations audited;
  • Conducting compliance audits of complex, small and medium sized operations;
  • Obtaining required information directly or indirectly through substantive tests, analytical reviews and/or interviews with staff;
  • Preparing working papers and documenting adequately work performed and prepare draft reports on the results of work performed;
  • Assessing the reliability and effective use of internal controls and assist in reviewing administrative and governance procedures; and
  • Drafting potential recommendations for improving controls and enhancing business efficiency and effectiveness.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field;
  • CPA(K) and a qualification in Audit;
  • Been a Member of both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and Institute of Internal Auditors; and
  • At least five (5) years experience in Risk and Audit.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Must have excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Thorough knowledge of Government Regulations and procedures;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Team player; and
  • Ability to understand the Risk and audit approach methodology & tools of audit.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Risk and Audit Officer .

    2. Planning Executive

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PLE/09/2015

    The Planning Executive will be reporting to the Manager, Research, Policy and Planning.

    The duties and responsibilities attached to this post include

  • Coordinating the preparation of strategic Plans and monitor implementation;
  • Collating and monitoring the Annual Work Plans;
  • Supporting development and monitoring of Performance Contracts;
  • Developing Research Proposals;
  • Conducting Research and disseminating findings;
  • Conducting benchmarking competitiveness and sectoral studies; and
  • Analyzing policy recommendations and preparing policy position papers.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related field from a recognized institution;
  • A Diploma in Policy Analysis or Research;
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or related field will be a distinct advantage; and
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in either research, policy analysis or monitoring and evaluation or planning.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have proficiency in Word processing, Statistical analysis package such as E-views, SPSS; Database, Power Point presentation applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal relations skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills; and
  • Knowledge of research related software packages like E-views, SPSS etc.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Planning Executive .

    3. Project Analyst

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PA/08/2015

    The Project Analyst will report to the Project Executive.

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Project screening;
  • Reviewing applications for EPZ licenses and preparation of project briefs;
  • Communicating with investors on the status of their applications;
  • Profiling regulatory requirement of specific sectors;
  • Developing backward sourcing linkages for new EPZ projects;
  • Supporting Joint Ventures and conduct matchmaking amongst EPZ investors;
  • Working on developing strategic partnerships between EPZA and other institutions including MOUs and other agreements;
  • Liaising with other agencies in relation to applications for EPZ license;
  • Assisting the Project Executive to conduct pre-feasibility studies;
  • Preparing reports on status of applications for EPZ license; and
  • Generating new ideas for projects to be executed by EPZA.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or Commerce with emphasis on Microeconomics, Accounting or Finance;
  • At least 3 years experience in busy commercially oriented investment project appraisal or corporate finance department in an investment company, financial institution or economic development agency;
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or similar qualification will be an advantage.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have proficiency in Word processing, Statistical analysis, Database,
  • Power Point presentation applications in Information Technology;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal relations skills; and
  • Good planning and organizational skills.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Project Analyst .

    4. Research Executive

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/RE/07/2015

    The Research Executive will report to Manager, Research Policy and Planning.

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Developing research proposals;
  • Conducting research and disseminating findings;
  • Conducting benchmarking competitiveness studies;
  • Creating and updating export market and investment sector studies;
  • Supervising external consultants engaged in research;
  • Generating ideas for service and product improvement /diversification for further commercial exploitation; and
  • Enhancing knowledge management.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related fields;
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in relevant subject;
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or related field will be a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology; and
  • At least seven (7) years experience in research, statistics or program management in NGOs, Public sector or private corporations.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have proficiency in Word processing, Statistical analysis, Database,
  • Power Point presentation applications in Information Technology;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Good planning and organizational skills;

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Research Executive .

    5. Manager, Investment Promotion

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/MIP/06/2015

    The Manager Investment Promotion will report to General Manager, Business Development.

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Supervising all investment promotion activities;
  • Developing systems for handling investment enquiries;
  • Planning and budgeting for promotion activities;
  • Development and execution of Marketing Strategy;
  • Sales Planning and coordination;
  • Leading the Brand Management team;
  • Developing and managing Promotional Materials; and
  • Developing and implementing EPZA Customer Service Strategy including the Service Charter.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent with major in Marketing or Strategy;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce or related fields;
  • Post graduate professional diploma in marketing or a related field; and
  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in busy, commercially-oriented institution in Advertising, Marketing or Sales.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Must have proficiency in word processing, spread-sheeting, Power Point Presentations, Social Media marketing skills;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Self-driven and willing to take initiative; and
  • Knowledge of a foreign language will be a distinct advantage.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Manager, Investment Promotion .

    6. Procurement Assistant

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PRA/05/2015

    The Procurement Assistant will be reporting to the Procurement Officer II

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Providing proper, prompt receipt and storage of goods;
  • Ensuring that goods received conform to the required quantity and quality as specified in the order form and receipt documents;
  • Managing flow of stock / inventory from the warehouse/ store;
  • Ensuring that all the stock records for example Stock Cards, Inspection and
  • Acceptance Certificates and other inventory records maintained in the warehouse/store are up to date;
  • Issuing goods as per user requests based on approval by the Procurement Executive/ Officer (Stock control, Warehousing and Disposal);
  • Ensuring that the stores are properly arranged;
  • Verifying the physical stock in the stores/warehouses with that in the stock records;
  • Identifying of unserviceable, obsolete or surplus stores or equipment and bringing to the attention of the disposal committee; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Disposal Committee.

    Qualification and Experience Required The candidate must have:

  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies, Procurement, Logistics or a related field;
  • At least one (1) year work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Computer literacy;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills and efficient work methods; and
  • Ability to effectively respond to daily changing priorities, good problem solving skills and a team player.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Procurement Assistant .

    7. Procurement Officer II

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/POII/04/2015

    The Procurement Officer will be reporting to the Procurement Officer I.

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Liaising with stores to ensure that Stock Replenishment Documents (SRDs) are processed and raised in time;
  • Monitoring the consumption trend of all stock items in the Authority;
  • Reviewing stock ledger card balances and advise on Economic Order Quantities;
  • Reviewing the reorder quantities based on the consumption trends;
  • Providing proper and prompt postage of items procured into the ledger cards;
  • Approving issuance of goods/items from the stores as per user’s requests;
  • Organizing and coordinating annual stock taking;
  • Coordinating purchase requirements from user departments and field offices;
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of Procurement / the Authority’s equipment and assets;
  • Coordinating maintenance and repair of the Authority’s equipment and ensuring that the equipment is in proper working condition after repairs; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Inspection and Acceptance Committee.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • At least two (2) years’ work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Supervisory Skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills; and
  • Team player.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Procurement Officer II .

    8. Procurement Officer I

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/POI/03/2015

    The Procurement Officer will be reporting to the Procurement Executive

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Sourcing for goods through quotations or cash as per Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations;
  • Ensuring all quotations are registered in the quotation register;
  • Ensuring that LPOs and LSOs are promptly raised and progressed so that goods and services are delivered in time;
  • Ensuring that no orders are issued without the necessary documentation such as LPO, LSO etc;
  • Liaising with Stores to ensure that goods being delivered conform with the user specification;
  • Progressing suppliers invoices through Finance to ensure timely settlement;
  • Maintaining an updated list of suppliers;
  • Carrying out Market Surveys to ensure that the Authority always obtains the best value for money;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all purchasing documents;
  • Participating in quotation opening and evaluation committees;
  • Keeping in safe custody of all contracts and ensuring follow up on deliveries; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Procurement Committee.

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A at least five(5) years’ work experience in a procurement ; and
  • Been a current registered Member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership skills;
  • Excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills and efficient work methods; and
  • Ability to effectively respond to daily changing priorities, good problem solving skills and a team player.

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Procurement Officer .

    9. Procurement Executive

    EPZA Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PE/02/2015

    The Procurement Executive will report to the Procurement and Administration Manager.

    The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Carrying out planning and projection of procurement needs of the Authority and this includes feeding Data into the Procurement Plan;
  • Preparing, publishing and issuing of procurement opportunities, which include invitations to tender, RFQ and RFP in line with the Authority Procurement Procedures;
  • Maintaining filing of records and documentation system in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, Regulations and Internal Procedures on Procurement;
  • Preparing Procurement Committee and Tender Committee discussion papers and progress reports on all awards before and after approval;
  • Preparing Contracts, Purchase Orders and Processing of Letters of credit as per approved procedures;
  • Monitoring implementation of contracts as per the orders issued;
  • Carrying out periodic market surveys to check that prices offered by suppliers are realistic;
  • Taking part in reviewing internal procurement & stores procedures; and Alternate secretary to the Tender Committee

    Qualification and Experience Required

    The candidate must have:

  • A Degree in Purchasing and Supplies, Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Must have a Diploma or higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies , Logistics, Procurement or a related field;
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Supplies Management.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills
  • Must have excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Act, Regulations and procedures Initiative and drive and can perform and meet expectations with minimal supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website at; Procurement Executive .

    To Apply

    The duly filled-in EPZA/HRM Job Application Forms should be emailed to: epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com.

    Please do not make any other attachments.

    Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

    Please indicate Job Ref. on the email subject line.

    The closing date for receipt of the forms is 1st May 2015.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you do not hear from us within two months from the close of this advert, then consider your application unsuccessful.

    “Export Processing Zones Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer”


    Embu College Lecturers Jobs in Kenya

    Embu College

    Lecturers Required (Full Time and Part Time)

    We require experienced full time and part time lecturers with a minimum of masters qualification in the following areas urgently.

    1. Linguistics

    2. Literature

    3. Geography

    4. Mathematics

    5. Kiswahili

    6. History

    7. Religious studies

    Nursing: Bachelor of science in nursing with at least 3 years teaching and headship experience

    Urgently email your application & CV by 31st May 2015 to:-

    The Principal
    Embu College

    embucollege@yahoo.co.uk


    Bayer Accounts Representative, Medical Advisor and Marketing and Sales Operations Manager Jobs 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 experienced and motivated candidates for the positions of:

    1. Accounts Representative

    Ref No. 2015/HR/BMS-001

    Reporting to the Bayer Material Science Representative, the job holder will be responsible for providing high level of sales support service.

    Major Tasks of the Position

  • Communicate all business decisions taken by management to the customer
  • Support concluding agreements with customers and commercial terms based upon decisions taken by the Principal according the company policy and rules.
  • Collects and analyses market intelligence about the relevant region
  • Support Account Managers EMEA for the development of the EMEA sales strategy
  • Analyses and interprets customers’ related financial statistics and other business relevant data and reports to the responsible Account Manager
  • Supports the development of the sales plan
  • Coordinates all account related business activities
  • Represents the Company in local industry associations

    Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commercial/ business/ and or Chemical discipline related field or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years’ business experience in sales
  • Selling skills
  • Computer Skills in MS office, SAP R/3.

    Competencies

  • Ability to make sense of complex and high quantity information to effectively solve problems
  • Ability to build partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Ability to focus on highest priorities and set aside less critical tasks.
  • Anticipate customer needs and provide services that are beyond customer expectations.
  • Ability to persist in accomplishing objectives with minimum supervision.
  • Effective communication skills in relating to diverse customers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    2. Medical Advisor

    Ref No. 2015/HR/BHC-009

    The position holder will be responsible for medical activities on the territory of Middle African countries, the complete product portfolio of Bayer Pharma and, as necessary, for Bayer Consumer Care products.

    He / She will ensure the approval and dissemination of balanced, substantiated and relevant information about the company’s products.

    Another important part of the position’s tasks is to establish and develop stable and honest relationships with Thought Leaders and Healthcare professionals.

    The incumbent will be a source of expertise to advise on medical aspects of the conduct of observational studies, domestic studies, commercial activities and product support.

    Major Tasks / Duties

    Medical Governance

  • Review and preliminary approval of advertising and promotional materials for medical content according to the company guidance and in compliance with the local legislation, provision of preliminary approved promotional materials for final approval by Medical Director / Medical Governance Officer.
  • Review and preliminary approval of presentations by independent speakers, provide presentations for final approval by Medical Director.
  • Support of healthcare professionals and Thought Leaders (TL’s) in preparation of non-promotional presentations, provision of the most modern and comprehensive information about the company products.
  • Review of scientific agenda of professional events organized and/or sponsored by the company.
  • Oversee medical aspects of the company activities connected to all therapeutic areas: review of scientific publications, TL development programs, and local scientific/educational events (support in preparation of content and agenda, review and approval internal and external speaker’s/lector’s presentations as well as all other materials related to the event).
  • Oversee process of Key Opinion Leader (TL) management at country / sub-regional level and serve as liaison with TLs on a country/ sub-regional level.
  • Monitor country/ sub-regional level medical product strategies and portfolio and communicate specific needs for portfolio to the Country Medical Director and to the CDH.
  • Provide medical support for in- and out-licensing activities when requested.
  • Provide expertise for press releases, Q&A, product monographs, brochures and field communications for the entire portfolio and assist in issue management
  • Training of marketing and sales colleagues on products and therapeutic areas as requested, medical product trainings for newcomers.
  • Provide medical advice for all study types which are being planned and conducted in responsibility of the Medical Department.
  • Develop study documents and coordinate activities with regards to Non-interventional studies (NIS) in the country, including budgetary planning and cost monitoring, if necessary.

    Medical Information

  • Accountable for the medical accuracy and correctness and for the ethical tenability of any information provided by the company on medical topics
  • Ensures that all information requests coming from customers, users or patients are managed according to the relevant procedures.
  • Ensure that any promotional and educational materials distributed by or on behalf of the company in the respective country has been approved according to the relevant procedure.
  • Ensure that any press release or publication of any nature issued by or on behalf of the company in the respective country has been locally checked for suitability and compliance with the standards mentioned above.
  • Provide trainings for personnel on Medical Inquiries handling.
  • Develop standard answers on Frequently Asked Questions for internal use when necessary.
  • Assists in developing medical sections of the package insert and product monographs when requested.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Degree on Human Medicine (MD), scientific degree (PhD/ doctoral) or experience in research/study management.
  • Preferably 2 to 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development or related positions
  • Experience in the therapeutic areas covered by the regional organization; clinical experience in some of those therapeutic areas.
  • English language - fluent (written and spoken)
  • MS office – proficient user

    Application for the above jobs should not be later than 24th April 2015.

    3. Marketing and Sales Operations Manager

    Ref No. 2015/HR/BHC-008

    Reporting to the Manager, Central Administration Organization,, the Marketing and Sales Operations Manager is responsible for optimizing Marketing & Sales excellence support in a way that BHC divisions and BU’s can work optimally on their core tasks and benefit from these best in class, valuable analysis and innovative solutions to improve business performance

    Major Tasks and Responsibilities of Position

  • Define training quality standards, prepare, organize, conduct sales/soft skills training and develop new training concepts in cooperation with business stakeholders.
  • CRM tool management
  • Regional contact and local driver for Marketing and sales force excellence initiatives
  • Standard reporting and analysis of secondary and primary research data based on various data sources (External and Internal)
  • Communicate with BHC Divisions and BU’s to ensure that marketing & sales support functions fulfill business requirements according to short, medium and long term marketing and sales strategies
  • Comply with Bayer global governance for standard Marketing and Sales processes and implement them at a local level

    Education/Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Experience in Marketing and Sales Excellence in a multi-disciplinary company
  • Finance background
  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience in project management

    Competencies / Skills

  • Ability to drive results even under tough circumstances
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

    How to Apply:

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees (quoting the reference number above on the application letter and e-mail subject) not later than 24th April 2015 to:

    The Human Resources Manager

    E-Mail: hr.ke@bayer.com


    HelpAge International Regional Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Adviser Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Regional Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Adviser

    National Position

    Based in Nairobi Kenya

    HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil 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 Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Adviser who will facilitate organization learning, evidence gathering and impact monitoring within the region and also provide technical assistance to Africa offices and partners to enable them collect, analyze and generate evidence for local level, national and regional advocacy and programme development.

    Specifically s/he will provide guidance on approaches and methods for monitoring and impact assessment, develop these skills with key staff and partners across the region and support effective management and use of evidence HelpAge’s programming and advocacy objectives.

    The ideal candidate academic background in Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, experience in development of organization strategy, designing and developing monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment systems in a development context and an understanding of rights based programming and accountability to beneficiaries and stakeholders.

    Knowledge and experience of using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, good facilitation skills, information management, team working, communication skills as well as proven presentation skills are essential to this role.

    For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link: Regional Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Adviser

    Closing Date: 31st May 2015.


    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


    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 ), by 31st April 2015.

    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


    Sanergy Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    1. Vacancy: Agricultural Products Sales & Marketing Manager

    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',

    Closing Date: 31st April 2015

    2. Vacancy: Byproducts Market Analyst

    Role Description:

    As Sanergy rapidly expands its agricultural products business, we are hiring a market analyst with sharp business acumen to lead projects in operations and strategy development.

    We are currently a small but quickly growing team.

    We are looking for a self-starter who can take ownership over leading business improvements in a fast-moving environment.

    This role will be approximately 50% ongoing operations management and 50% strategic projects.

    Responsibilities:

  • Streamlining the sales process from initial customer identification to trial set-up and management to closing.
  • Designing and implementing systems and processes to make the sales process more efficient and effective
  • Developing distribution partnerships with large and small-scale distributors Mapping of high-potential customer segments (e.g. vegetable exporters, input distributors, flower farms, etc.) and generation of leads
  • Leading research and analysis for market entry strategies for R&D stage byproducts (e.g. liquid fertilizer, crystalline fertilizer, animal feed, biochar)
  • Market analysis of new, innovative agricultural products (e.g. grow bags, fertilizer blends, propagation solutions, etc.)
  • Recruiting and onboarding salespeople and field trials assistants
  • Collaborating on grant proposals and reports to launch new initiatives in byproducts or open up new sales channels

    Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing, Agriculture or any related field.
  • A Master’s degree in the same disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to own and improve operational structures and run Greenfield strategy projects.
  • A self-starter who can work with a high-degree of autonomy.
  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written, and computer.
  • A combination of local and international experience preferred

    More fundamentally, we believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change, and we seek people who believe their skills will bring about that transformative change.

    We welcome your application-cover letter and CV-on Sanergy Byproducts Market Analyst Job in Kenya by 31st May, 2015.

    3. Job Title: Credit Officer

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To: Credit Manager

    Responsibilities: The Credit Officer will be a member of Credit Team for the Fresh Life network.

    In partnership with Kiva, and in collaboration between our Sales & Operations Team and Finance Team, the Credit Team offers loans to prospective Fresh Life Operators.

    The Credit Officer will be fully responsible for loan appraisal and management.

    This includes loan initiation, credit monitoring, and delinquency management.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Interview, analyze and recommend customers for loans to the credit committee
  • Conduct due diligence by assessing the customers’ assets, creditworthiness and collateral provided
  • Preparation and presentation of reports to the Credit Manager on a weekly basis
  • Liaise with Credit Manager to maintain loan schedule and perform portfolio at risk analysis on a weekly basis
  • Assist customers in completing the loan application
  • Collecting and entering the profiles for Kiva loans
  • Responsibility for performance of assigned loan portfolio
  • Ensuring timely collection of loan repayments
  • Follow up on payment on overdue customer accounts.
  • Issuing receipts and reports to Fresh Life Operators regarding account status
  • Updating internal payment accounts
  • Other duties as assigned

    Key Deliverables

  • PAR 2% 30 days
  • Portfolio and client status reports
  • Loan application presentations to Credit Committee
  • Weekly/periodic client visits

    Requirements

  • Bachelor of Commerce or other business related degree from a recognized university
  • Credit Experience in small, medium or large MFI having managed a portfolio of at least 200 customers and Kshs. 5 Million
  • 2 years micro-credit experience in group and individual lending
  • Experience and knowledge of credit evaluation
  • Debt collection experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Good financial analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communicator (oral/written in English & Swahili)
  • A team player with great presentation skills

    More fundamentally, we believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change, and we seek people who believe their skills will bring about that transformative change.

    We welcome your application-cover letter and CV

    See; Credit Officer to submit your application online

    Include your Full Name and Phone Number in the email body.

    Closing Date: 31st May 2015


    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)

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    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


    Nation Media Group Freelance Business Executives and Experiential Sales Manager Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    1. Position Tittle: Freelance Business Executives

    Job Number: HR-BE-01-2015

    Job Type: Full Time

    Number of Openings: 0

    Relocation: N

    Location:

    Opportunity:

    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.

    Closing Date: on or before 31st April, 2015.

    2. Vacancy: Experiential Sales Manager

    Job Ref: HR-ESM-04-2015

    Reporting to the Commercial Manager, Radio, the Experiential Sales Manager (ESM) is responsible for the delivery of Nation Media Group’s experiential sales.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for achieving sales targets against experiential events;
  • Monitoring experiential sales activities and prospects;
  • Working with the commercial and events teams, the ESM would be responsible for writing, presenting and executing sales plans for each revenue line;
  • Engagement with both the commercial, programming, corporate affairs and marketing teams for collaboration;
  • Preparation, maintaining and reporting all revenue lines within the given scope of work;
  • Ensure proper debt management;
  • Provision of reports associated with specific events;
  • Ensure partnership agreements with clients are executed and the commercial obligations are met; and,
  • Oversee that customer care follow-ups are in place.

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate qualification in sales, marketing or events planning;
  • 4 years’ experience in similar field in a large to medium sized organization;
  • Capability for creativity and innovation;
  • Demonstrable confidence and tenacity to tackle new markets with new products;
  • Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

    Closing Date: 29th April, 2015.

    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 and Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

    We shall only contact the short listed applicants.


    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, on or before by 31st April 2015.

    (Otherwise your application will be Disqualified)


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    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

    1. Vacancy: RMNH Programme Manager (Reproductive Maternal & Newborn Health Manager) – Kenya Country Office

    Reference Code: RMNH /WAJ/MAN/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Full time in Wajir County with frequent travels to Mandera and Nairobi for meetings

    Grade: 2

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    The Public Health (RMNH) Technical Specialist will be expected to lead and manage three Save the Children’s (SC) projects:

    1) the innovative ESHE/DFID FP Partnership project, a DFID-funded consortium of 6 organizations covering Mandera and Wajir Counties;

    2) the UKAid Match funded maternal and new-born Signature Health Programme in Wajir; and

    3) the GSK funded MNH programme.

    SC will foster community engagement and mobilisation for social change in the highly-conservative Wajir and Mandera Counties of the former North Eastern province.

    SC will support CHWs, peer groups and religious leaders to help address social barriers in schools, local madrasas, and with youth and women’s groups to encourage young people and their families to discuss RMNH issues including contraception and fertility.

    SC will work to address demand side factors and hindrances to access for RMNH-FP while creating an enabling environment for RMNH-FP services through all three projects.

    S/He will work in collaboration with existing County Department of Health (especially the Reproductive Health, Nursing Officer and community health strategy units) and the SCHMT as well as in close collaboration with other consortium members to leverage on their expertise and ensure that the counties of Wajir (and Mandera – for ESHE) benefits from the other result areas of the project.

    Reports to:

    Area Programme Manager operationally with close technical relationship to Health Advisor, Head of Child Survival, ESHE Technical Director and the Signature Health Senior Programme Manager.

    Liaises with APM – Mandera to ensure smooth delivery of ESHE work in Mandera and to oversee Mandera-based PC-RH.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    General management of the program activities and strategy:

  • Providing technical leadership and managerial oversight to ESHE (DIFPARK) Family Planning programme in both Wajir and Mandera Counties, the GSK-funded Maternal and Newborn health (MNH) programme and the UK Aid match funded MNH programme in Wajir County
  • Ensuring effective intergration across all programmes for synergy and quality outcomes
  • Engaging donors, partners and SCUK member staff at various levels to ensure smooth operations of grants
  • Line management responsibility for programme staff in all three programmes spread across 6 sub-Counties of Wajir and 5 sub-Counties of Mandera County
  • Reviewing and submitting donor reports, ensuring timeliness, completeness and technical standards
  • Ensures technical support for the County Department of Health teams (including CHWs) for the implementation of the action research component of the health programme.
  • Ensures technical support to the SCHMT in health systems strengthening especially for health service delivery at facility level, supply of commodities and HMIS.
  • Monitors and ensures that the technical protocols, manuals, guidelines and forms used in the field are in line with validated national RMNCH/FP technical tools and guidelines.
  • Provide technical support to the field teams and technical updates when available and is available for solving any problem arising in the field.
  • Analyzes the program activities and results using internationally validated indicators (as is in the log frame) and monitors the programme evolution and together with the Health Advisor and SP PM re-orients programs if needed.
  • Ensures a consistent response and approach to the programme needs, thus creating credibility of Save the Children actions.
  • Field –manages any sub-contractors conducting action research.
  • Ensures frequent visits to the field, with visits to the program activities at community level for each field visit, and provides formal visit feedback via Field Visit Reports.

    Coordination

  • Participates and represents SC in various health technical forums and at the ESHE and MNH consortium working meetings with partners at Nairobi and field level when necessary.
  • Ensures that the technical parts of project cooperation agreements and MoUs with authorities, partners and other organizations are consistent between all the area offices and shares with the Health Advisor/ Head of Child Survival for validation.
  • Ensure good working relationships maintained with the government authorities including the County Health management team and the various DHMTs.

    Strategy Development & Reporting

  • Develops program donor reports (quarterly, final reports), with respect of the technical formats and deadlines.
  • Prepares monthly technical activity reports (compilation of the activities in the area offices) with a qualitative look.
  • Oversees documentation and sharing of lessons learnt and evidence to support development of other RMNCH/FP projects.
  • Works closely with the Health Advisor in program strategy and protocols development and development of proposals

    Communication

  • Communicates regularly with the program and consortium teams for follow up, troubleshooting and technical and strategic advice.
  • Communicates with the logistics and administration departments in order to have a good follow up of respective departments (supply requests, stocks, pharmacy, etc. and budget and expense follow ups) and solve problems as they arise.
  • Communicates externally with the other organizations and authorities on a regular basis.

    Advocacy

  • Work with MEAL team to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt from various innovative health programs.
  • Actively participate in advocacy initiatives and dissemination of action research findings at the County level to influence policy.

    Competencies (our Values in Practice)

  • Leading and inspiring others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
  • Innovating and adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing, uncertain work and global environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SCI Values: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Integrity:

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Public Health (Nurse, Public Health, Medical Doctor) professional with postgraduate qualification. Equivalent field experience may be considered in lieu of post graduate qualification
  • Minimum six (6) years’ experience in RMNH/FP programmes
  • Understanding of operations/ action research desirable
  • Proven experience in project cycle management and managing a team including performance management and coaching.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health. Experience working with partners in a consortium is desirable.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability for social change desirable
  • Practical experience and understanding of the community health strategy
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff In-depth knowledge of social determinants of health and health inequality and health advocacy
  • Culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to fully adhere to SCI Child Safeguarding Policy

    2. Vacancy: Programme Coordinator - Reproductive Health

    Reference Code: RH/MDR/COR/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (ESHE/DFID FP Partnership)

    Location: Mandera County

    Grade: 3

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

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing the second phase of ESHE, an innovative Family Planning programme that seeks to tackle deep rooted barriers to family planning demand, access and uptake by creating an enabling environment for FP practices in northeast Kenya.

    Utilizing social change, empowerment, behaviour change and institutional strengthening approaches, the programme is expected to significantly contribute to sustained universal access to FP as part of a DFID supported consortium of partners present across 24 Counties in Kenya.

    The programmatic model will work through community health systems and other tiers of healthcare to gain the support of communities, community opinion leaders and County Health Managers to promote FP services, particularly for poor rural woman.

    This programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change will ensure healthy mothers and healthy baby outcomes by the end of 2017.

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the Family Planning (ESHE) programme in Mandera.

    The Coordinator is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community mobilisation for behaviour and social change for improved community RH practices in addition to supporting the County Department of Health’s actions (including CHMT and SCHMT) to improve health facility-based FP services.

    H/She may line-manage programme officers, will be expected to exercise proper budget management and is available to lead-manage the RMNCH portfolio in the field office in the absence of the Programme Manager.

    The job holder may be called upon to represent Save the Children at consortium planning meetings and other forums.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: none

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the community engagement and social change aspect of the ESHE FP Programme, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Work with the RMNCH manager, Community Liaisons and the Health Technical Advisor in the management and roll out of the programme’s community engagement strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change.
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to County government counterparts and other partners in community health strategy, reproductive health and community mobilization for social change
  • Explore and leverage media reach to strategically communicate messages on FP with effective monitoring to reach target audiences/population segments.
  • Support the field officers in identification and training of community mobilisation and participation core teams and facilitators from the community.
  • Provide support and assistance in the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery including facilitating behavioural change where necessary.
  • Ensure adequate management of delegated budget authority, and work across sections to ensure adequate support to programme implementation from Finance, HR, Logisitics etc

    Partnerships for Social Change

  • Develop partnerships with religious leaders, politicians, women’s groups, and close-to-community health providers, health care workers, community health committees and other organised groups to orient them on the programme approach, and to secure their involvement in programme implementation
  • Develop close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in community health strategy and FP to facilitate cross organisational learning and build FP alliances.
  • Ensure effective integration with other programmes implemented in the area office
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in community engagement and communication for social change
  • Represent Save the Children in county and national fora to share good practice and ensure the achievement of advocacy, programme and policy objectives.
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and documentation of lessons learned.
  • Supports the development and implementation of an accountability mechanism for ESHE in Mandera
  • Carry out regular field monitoring of programme interventions and action points
  • Provides technical advice to programme staff, consortium staff, government officials and partners to coordinate and manage the evaluative elements of social change and community engagement TWG milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.

    Key Competencies (our Values in Practice)

    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/ organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SCI Values: Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability and Integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Public Health or Social science related field with emphasis on Health Communication, Health Promotion, Community and Social mobilization.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant mix of professional work experience in community health, community development, and family planning programmes.
  • Experience in mobilizing communities for health and development in Northern Kenya an added advantage.
  • Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy
  • Demonstrable commitment to tackling social determinants of health and health inequalities, with a strong focus on equity in health and development, ensuring right of access to health for the poorest and marginalized
  • Background driving health advocacy and social change processes and outcomes

    Important: Must be willing to abide fully by Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy.

    3. Vacancy: Programme Officer - Community Health and Communication - Kenya Country Officer

    2 Positions

    Reference Code: PO/WAJ/CHC/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (UK Aid Match MNH)

    Location: Wajir County

    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:

    SCI Kenya is rolling out a three (3) year Maternal and Newborn health (MNH) programme in Wajir.

    The programme is funded by UK Aid and is expectedly to increase demand for and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health (MNH) services among pregnant women and new-borns leading to reduction in associated morbidity and mortality in Wajir County.

    It will directly benefit women, new-borns, and marginalised communities in target Counties.

    The project will also empower communities to proactively address MNH issues and to demand increased government commitment for equitable delivery of quality health services.

    The holder of this position will be core to ensuring delivery of a robust community MNH component backed by strategic health communication to influence behaviours and change the society to adopt better MNH practices.

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation in the MNH programme.

    The officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme and County Health team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community health strategy for behaviour change for improved community MNH practices.

    H/She works closely with C/SPHOs and CHEWS (CHAs) and other programme officers under the general guidance of the Programme Coordinator.

    The HC&CH Officer is further expected to design, test and deploy health communication strategies to support all pillars of the MNH programme including health advocacy at grassroots and other levels.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: none

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Effectively deliver community-based maternal and newborn health aspects of programme intervention in synergy with the facility-based aspects to address the demand side causes of poor maternal and newborn health in Wajir Provide effective technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in community health strategy for maternal and new-born health and health communication for social and behaviour change
  • Planning and implementation of program activities including community engagement and mobilization and social dialogue
  • Organizing and rolling out training and capacity building initiatives for community resource persons including community health volunteers, Muslim religious leaders, mother to mother support groups and facility health workers
  • Champion innovative initiatives for community-based maternal and newborn health using the MoH’s revised community strategy and the community maternal and newborn health strategy.

    Partnerships for MNH

  • Maintain partnerships with religious leaders, politicians, women’s groups, and close-to-community health providers, health care workers, community health committees and other organised groups to orient and continuously involve them in programme implementation
  • Ensure close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in community health strategy and MNH to facilitate learning and model best practice.
  • Foster partnerships with other programmes including ESHE-FP and Nutrition for an integrated approach to community-based MNH
  • Provide on-going support to county government counterparts and other partners in community engagement and communication for behaviour and social change

    Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
  • Jointly conducting regular site monitoring visits to ensure quality programme implementation
  • Developing and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor reports
  • Ensure effective documentation of case studies, success stories or human interest stories

    Key Competencies (our Values in Practice)

    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/ organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • SCI Values: Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability and Integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Public Health, Community Health or related field with strong Health Communication, Health Promotion, Community and Social mobilization exposure.
  • Minimum two (2) years post-training relevant mix of professional work experience in community health, community development and maternal and child health programmes.
  • Experience in mobilizing communities for health and development in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya is an added advantage.
  • Proven experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy
  • Demonstrable commitment to tackling social determinants of health and health inequalities, with a strong focus on equity in health and development, ensuring right of access to health for the poorest and marginalized

    4. Vacancy: Programme Officer - Maternal and Newborn Health

    Reference Code: MNH/WAJ/OFF/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (Health Signature)

    Location: Wajir County

    Grade: 2

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is rolling out a three (3) year Maternal and Newborn health (MNH) programme in Wajir.

    The programme is funded by UKAid and is expectedly to increase demand for and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health (MNH) services among pregnant women and new-borns leading to reduction in associated morbidity and mortality in Wajir County.

    It will directly benefit women, new-borns and marginalised communities in target Counties.

    The project will also empower communities to proactively address MNH issues and to demand increased government commitment for equitable delivery of quality health services.

    The holder of this position will be core to ensuring delivery of quality facility-based MNH components.

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective mobilisation in the MNH programme.

    The officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme and County Health team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of facility-based (clinical aspects) MNH for improved practices.

    H/She works closely with C/SNOs and facility in-charges and other programme officers under the general guidance of the Programme Coordinator.

    The MNH Officer is further expected to design, test and deploy OJT and capacity development strategies to support all pillars of the MNH programme including health advocacy at health facility, sub-County Primary Care facilities and County Referral Hospital levels.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: none

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Effectively support the delivery of the facility aspects of maternal and newborn health of programme intervention in synergy with the community-based aspects to address the major underlying causes of poor maternal and newborn health in Wajir namely low demand by households and a weak health facility systems and processes for maternal and newborn care
  • Provide effective technical support to facility health workers from county government counterparts and other partners in maternal and newborn health
  • Planning and implementation of program activities including community engagement and mobilization and social dialogue
  • Organizing and rolling out training and capacity building initiatives for health workers including the Harmonised EMONC curriculum and MPDSR
  • Work with the county and sub county HMTs to institute quality of care mechanisms within the supported health facilities.
  • Champion innovative initiatives for facility-based maternal and newborn health services including assessment and procurement support of material and equipment for essential newborn health and emergency obstetric care

    Partnerships for MNH

  • Ensure close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in MNH to facilitate learning and model best practice.
  • Foster partnerships with other programmes including ESHE-FP and Nutrition for an integrated approach to MNH
  • Ensure effective integration with GSK MNH grant in areas of geographical overlap
  • Provide on-going support to county government counterparts and other partners in OJT and capacity development of health workers on essential maternal and newborn health practices

    Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
  • Jointly conducting regular site monitoring visits to ensure quality programme implementation
  • Developing and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor reports
  • Ensure effective documentation of case studies, success stories or human interest stories

    Key Competencies (our Values in Practice)

  • 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/ organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • SCI Values: Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability and Integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Diploma in a related field (Nursing, Midwifery)
  • Minimum three (3) years post-training relevant mix of professional work experience maternal and child health programming with proven experience implementing facility based maternal and child health interventions through a health system strengthening approach.
  • Experience in working within the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Kenys is an added advantage
  • Experience working with the MoH is an added advantage Demonstrable ability in carrying out on-job training and capacity building support to facility midwives

    5. Vacancy: Programme Coordinator - Maternal Newborn Health

    Reference Code: MNH/WAJ/CORD/SCI

    Team / Programme: Progarammes

    Location: Wajir County

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is rolling out a three (3) year Maternal and Newborn health (MNH) programme in Wajir.

    The programme is funded by UK Aid and is expectedly to increase demand for and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health (MNH) services among pregnant women and new-borns leading to reduction in associated morbidity and mortality in Wajir County.

    It will directly benefit women, new-borns, and marginalised communities in target Counties.

    The project will also empower communities to proactively address MNH issues and to demand increased government commitment for equitable delivery of quality health services.

    The holder of this position will be core to ensuring delivery of an integrated, holistic MNH programme with a County-wide reach in Wajir.

    Hence, the job holder must effectively engender universal health coverage within the context of sustained development in Wajir County utilizing a variety of approaches, models and strategies for optimal health outcomes for mothers and babies within families and communities.

    Scope of Role:

    This job aims to play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the MNH programme.

    The Coordinator is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community mobilisation for behaviour and social change for improved community MNH practices in addition to supporting the County Department of Health’s actions to improve health facility-based maternal and new-born health practices.

    H/She line manages programme officers, exercises proper budget management and is available to lead-manage the MNH portfolio in the area office in the absence of the RMNCH Programme Manager.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: none

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Effectively coordinate community health and facility-based aspects of programme intervention for synergy and to address the major underlying causes of poor maternal and newborn health in Wajir namely low demand by households, inadequate capacity of health systems and a weak enabling environment for MNH including emergency obstetric care
  • Provide effective technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in community health strategy, maternal and new-born health and communication for social change
  • Represent Save the Children in fora to share good practice and ensure the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives.
  • Planning and implementation of program activities including community engagement and mobilization and social dialogue
  • Organizing and coordinating training and capacity building initiatives for community resource persons including community health volunteers, Muslim religious leaders, mother to mother support groups and facility health workers
  • Ensure adequate management of delegated budget authority, and work across sections to ensure adequate support to programme implementation from Finance, HR, Logisitics etc
  • Organizing and coordinating training and capacity building initiatives for different groups and community health workers to reduce maternal and new-born death rates
  • Champion innovative initiatives for maternal and newborn health and in community strategy

    Partnerships for MNH

  • Develop partnerships with religious leaders, politicians, women’s groups, and close-to-community health providers, health care workers, community health committees and other organised groups to orient and continuously involve them in programme implementation
  • Develop close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in community health strategy and MNH to facilitate learning and model best practice.
  • Foster partnerships with other programmes including ESHE-FP and Nutrition for an integrated approach to MNH
  • Provide on-going support to county government counterparts and other partners in community engagement and communication for behaviour and social change
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
  • Conducting regular field monitoring visits to ensure quality programme implementation
  • Reviewing and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor reports
  • Lead and ensure documentation and sharing of case studies, success stories or human interest stories

    Key Competencies (our Values in Practice)

  • 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/ organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgments.
  • 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.
  • Communicating with impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence andTrust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
  • SCI Values: Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability and Integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A basic University degree in Public Health or Nursing sciences with a post graduate degree in Public Health or related fields (Health Communication, Health
  • Promotion, Community Development, Behaviour Change communication). Field experience in the related fields may be considered in lieu of a post graduate degree. .
  • Minimum five (5) years post-training relevant mix of professional work experience in maternal and child health and family planning programmes. Experience in mobilizing communities for health and development with pastoral communities in the ASAL regions of Kenyan added advantage.
  • Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy
  • Demonstrable commitment to tackling social determinants of health and health inequalities, with a strong focus on equity in health and development, ensuring right of access to health for the poorest and marginalized
  • Background driving health advocacy and social change processes and outcomes

    6. Vacancy: Programme Officer - Reproductive Health

    Reference Code: PO/WAJ/RH/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (ESHE / DFID FP Partnership)

    Location: Wajir County

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing the second phase of ESHE, an innovative Family Planning programme that seeks to tackle deep rooted barriers to family planning demand, access and uptake by creating an enabling environment for FP practices in northeast Kenya.

    Utilizing social change, empowerment, behaviour change and institutional strengthening approaches, the programme is expected to significantly contribute to sustained universal access to FP as part of a DFID supported consortium of partners present across 24 Counties in Kenya.

    The programmatic model will work through community health systems and other tiers of healthcare to gain the support of communities, community opinion leaders and County Health Managers to promote FP services, particularly for poor rural woman.

    This programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change will ensure healthy mothers and healthy baby outcomes by the end of 2017.

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the Family Planning (ESHE) programme in Wajir.

    The aim of this job is to ensure effective day to day planning, implementation and monitoring of reproductive health activities including family planning mobilization at community level.

    The role ensures that planned activities are implemented in a collaborative, effective, efficient and inclusive way, working closely with the Ministry of Health and Religious leaders at all levels across the County.

    The holder works under the guidance and direction of the Health Specialist (Health Programme Manager) or RH/MNH Coordinator.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: none

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Planning and implementation of ESHE program activities including community engagement and mobilization and social dialogue for increased demand for Family Planning
  • Organizing and coordinating training and capacity building initiatives for community resource persons including community health volunteers, social analysis and dialogue facilitators, Muslim religious leaders, mother to mother support groups and facility health workers
  • Ensure adequate management of delegated budget authority, and work across sections to ensure adequate support to programme implementation from Finance, HR, Logisitics etc

    Partnerships for Social Change

  • Develop partnerships with religious leaders, politicians, women’s groups, and close-to-community health providers, health care workers, community health committees and other organised groups to orient and involve them in programme implementation
  • Develop close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in community health strategy and FP to facilitate learning and model best practice.
  • Provide on-going support to county government counterparts and other partners in community engagement and communication for social change
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
  • Drafting and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports and monthly donor reports
  • Initiate and ensure documentation and sharing of case studies, success stories or human interest stories

    Key Competencies (our Values in Practice)

  • 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/ organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • SCI Values: Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability and Integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Public Health or Social science related field with emphasis on Health Communication, Health Promotion, Community and Social mobilization.
  • Minimum two (2) years post-training relevant mix of professional work experience in community health, community development, and family planning programmes.
  • Experience in mobilizing communities for health and development in Northern Kenya an added advantage.
  • Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy
  • Demonstrable commitment to tackling social determinants of health and health inequalities, with a strong focus on equity in health and development, ensuring right of access to health for the poorest and marginalized
  • Background driving health advocacy and social change processes and outcomes
  • Must be willing to abide fully by Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy.

    7. Vacancy: Data Management Assistant

    Reference Code: DATA/WAJ/ASS/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Wajir

    Grade / Tittle: 5

    Post Type: National (1year with possibility of extension)

    Role Purpose:

    In close liaison with the MEAL officer and program coordinators, the Data management Assistant support the collection, processing and verification activity data reports/forms and maintains programme/projects databases by entering new and updated monitoring data and data collection forms.

    He/she assists with monitoring and evaluation matters within the projects in order to ensure successful project implementation.

    Reports to: MEAL Officer

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Accountability: holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling 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 their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Collaboration: builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, 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

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Work with the MEAL officer and program coordinators in all processes of ensuring efficient project data Management including collecting, organizing, and verifying accuracy of data before it is captured into database.
  • Perform data entry and provide summaries and regular trend monitoring as requested by program teams.
  • Performing data cleaning as required for all the programs running in the field office
  • Documentation and management of programs data/information.
  • Filing the data collection forms including CHWs reports in an organized manner.
  • Maintain and share updated database of all program data on regular basis and help retrieve information to inform project reporting
  • Participate in regular monitoring of programme activities in the field including post distribution monitoring, write up reports and provide appropriate feedback to the supervisor and the field staffs accordingly.
  • Participate and lead in facilitating Community feedback sessions and beneficiary Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and semi-structured interviews and follow up on feedback with the relevant departments
  • Request for additional information from the field staff when necessary and work with the field staff to ensure efficient data capture protocols.
  • Assist in collecting and documenting human interest stories and case studies as benchmarks for best practices for use in periodic newsletters and other internal publications
  • Assist in undertaking data quality audit, spot checks and on-job trainings on proper data/information keeping for the various supported health facilities and community units.
  • Assist in refining the project monitoring tools
  • Assist in developing a system of analysing and managing information on beneficiary lists and training databases.
  • Support in planning and organizing for surveys/evaluations and supervising data collection

    Qualifications and Experience

    Qualifications:

  • Degree or Higher Diploma in IT or related field;
  • Skills, knowledge and ability to enter, analyse and report on data
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and other statistical packages.
  • Experience in related area of work
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to plan and work independently to get results in a fast –paced environment
  • Proficiency in both written and oral communications; Communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working with children and vulnerable communities

    Basic skills needed

  • Computer literacy a must
  • Knowledge of local language
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • An ability to work fast (but without mistakes)
  • Good attention to detail

    8. Vacancy: Nutrition Assistant

    2 Positions

    Position Code: SCI NA

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 5

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

    Role Purpose:

    S/He will be responsible for supporting the enhanced implementation of nutrition interventions among communities through nutrition education, surveillance and strengthening capacity of MoH in the management of acute malnutrition.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    1. Nutrition Education and Trainings;

  • Undertakes the the following activities in consultation and/or with support from the Nutrition Coordinator
  • Participate in the development of training curriculum and tools and facilitate/co-facilitate nutrition education trainings
  • Supports technical, logistical and any other training needs in the various divisions.
  • Liaise with the County Health Department and other partners in ensuring that nutrition education are comprehensively done following set guidelines
  • Identify needs for and participate in refresher training sessions with CHWs and health workers
  • Identify a and collaborate with a number of community leaders who will work closely with the program at the village level
  • With support from the Nutrition Team, evaluate the outcomes of trainings conducted and continuous on-job trainings.

    2. Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Write reports to document the process of implementation, lessons learnt and good practice and ensure information is widely disseminated
  • With support from Nutrition Coordinator, participate in the design and execution of nutrition surveys and assessments according to national guidelines
  • Prepare monthly activity reports as well as contribute to the development of quarterly project donor reports.
  • Actively participate at Community Feedback and Learning events

    3. Support Supervision

  • In consultation with the nutrition coordinator, develop a comprehensive plan for supervision and implementation of all the field nutrition activities
  • Assist the community health workers implementing nutrition activities to develop monthly work plans.
  • At program level, supervise the quality of surveillance, support to MoH and nutrition education promotion and counselling by the trained nutrition workers and community health workers.
  • Mentor nutrition workers to ensure effectivesupport and supervision to community health workers in their areas of coverage according to set norms and standards
  • Ensure regular meetings with the nutrition and community health workers Document and share lessons learnt in a comprehensive, detailed and timely manner to enable tracking of changing trends in nutrition status

    4. Development of nutrition education training and counselling materials

  • With support from line manager, participate in the design of a formative research study to identify nutrition problems and barriers common in the community
  • In consultation with line manager, participate in the design/adaptation of appropriate nutrition education and promotion methods and tools, and pre- testing them with the team and community members.
  • Train field nutrition workers on the use of the job aids
  • Identify and document locally available foods and develop recipes
  • Oversee and guide staff in providing on-site cooking demonstrations and workshops

    5. Implement Community Mobilization Activities

  • Carry out community based nutritional promotional activities targeting community groups.

    Activities to include are:

  • School nutrition clubs, community outreaches, and facility based nutrition education focusing on IYCF, growth monitoring and maternal nutrition, and dissemination of IEC materials.
  • Ensure on-going community-based nutritional screening, data analysis and reporting
  • Liaise and establish strong links with existing community structures including women groups, community health committees, youth groups and religious leaders.

    6. Implement the development and maintenance of a nutrition referral system

  • In support and consultation and support from the Nutrition Coordinator, work with Nutrition workers to develop and maintain a referral system at community level in which community health workers refer malnourished children and mothers needing special attention to the health facilities.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

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

    Ambition:

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

    Collaboration:

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

    Creativity:

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

  • Integrity: Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Public Health, Food & Nutrition or equivalent
  • At least two years’ work experience in community nutrition work and implementation of nutrition education programmes, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of community management of acute malnutrition
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches.
  • Experience in KAP assessments and formative research; and understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with children and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Strong research and data analysis skills
  • Strong report writing and computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local languages
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

  • Desirable: Qualified nutritionist with nutrition education/IYCF experience

    Interested candidates are hereby required to drop their applications together with copies of their academic qualifications, national Identity card and testimonials at SCI Wajir area Office with the position clearly indicated on top of the enclosed envelop and clearly addressed to The Human Resource and Administration Officer,SCI:Wajir Area Office; not later than 27th April 2015 at 5pm.

    9. Vacancy: Health & Nutrition Promoter

    Position Code: SCI HNP

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 5

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

    Role Purpose:

    The Health and Nutrition Promoter will work closely with the Health and Nutrition Promotion officer, MOH and Community and will be responsible for equipping community members with correct and accurate Information, Education and Communication messages on health and nutrition that influence adoption of appropriate behaviour change

    Reports to: Nutrition Officer

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Take lead in implementation of health and nutrition promotion activities.
  • Work closely with the health and nutrition team in carrying out assessments to identify health promotion / behavior change needs in the community.
  • To support the CHEW, CHWs and the MTMSG to enhance the community empowerment and demand for Health and Nutrition services.
  • Lead Community mobilisation and sensitization with the various community sectors-school going children, CHWs, Clinic Health Committees, Village health committees, mothers, religious leaders and the youth.
  • Carry out home visits to beneficiaries to assess and mentor them on adoption of proper personal hygiene, water handling , nutrition and child care practices
  • Capacity build the CHWs to carry out home visits to beneficiaries to assess and mentor them on adoption of proper personal hygiene, water handling , nutrition and child care practies.
  • Liaise with MOH to conduct health and nutrition education and hygiene promotion trainings to the water management committees, Health Facility Management committees, CHWs and school teachers
  • Continuously monitor quality and uptake of health and nutrition promotion messages and report to the nutrition coordinator for action on issues identified.
  • Together with key partner ministries and other implementing partners, strengthen school health promotion programmes including Duksis and ECDS.
  • Assist the community health workers implementing health and nutrition education activities to develop monthly work plans.
  • At program level support MoH to undertake health and nutrition education promotion and counselling by the trained nutrition workers, community health workers ad mother to mother support groups.
  • Liaise and establish strong links with existing community structures including women groups, community development committees, youth groups and religious leaders.
  • Participate in a formative research study to identify health and nutrition problems common in the community
  • Participate in the design/adaptation of appropriate nutrition education and promotion methods and tools, and pre- testing them with the team and community members.
  • Liaise with the health education sector at the department of health to adapt and produce appropriate Health and nutrition IEC materials
  • Participate in reviewing the community training guides and counselling cards
  • Provide leadership and participate in Mother to Mother support groups training and meeting sessions.
  • Participate in development of Health and nutrition education job aids
  • Oversee and guide staff in providing on-site cooking demonstrations for communities and mother to mother support groups.
  • Maintain a data base of the trained and active Community Health Awareness Teams in the community.
  • Prepare plans and write reports on health and nutrition promotion activities.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

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

    Ambition:

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

    Collaboration:

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

    Creativity:

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

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • At least two years’ work experience with and international humanitarian agency in community health and nutrition work and implementation of nutrition education programmes, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of High Impact Nutrition Interventions
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches..
  • Ability to work in the field and represent the organization in community meetings
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with children and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Strong research and data analysis skills
  • Strong report writing including case studies and success stories and computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local languages
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

    Desirable

  • Qualified nutritionist with health and nutrition promotion experience

    Interested candidates are hereby required to drop their applications together with copies of their academic qualifications, national Identity card and testimonials at SCI Wajir area Office with the position clearly indicated on top of the enclosed envelop and clearly addressed to The Human Resource and Administration Officer,SCI:Wajir Area Office; not later than 27th April 2015 at 5pm.

    10. RMNH Programme Manager (Reproductive Maternal & Newborn Health Manager) – Kenya Country Office

    Reference Code: RMNH /WAJ/MAN/SCI

    Location: Full time in Wajir County with frequent travels to Mandera and Nairobi for meetings Role Purpose:

    The Public Health (RMNH) Technical Specialist will be expected to lead and manage three Save the Children’s (SC) projects:

    the innovative ESHE/DFID FP Partnership project, a DFID-funded consortium of 6 organizations covering Mandera and Wajir Counties; the UKAid Match funded maternal and new-born Signature Health Programme in Wajir; and the GSK funded MNH programme.

    Look at; RMNH Programme Manager (Reproductive Maternal & Newborn Health Manager) – Kenya Country Office to view a detailed job description and application details

    11. Programme Coordinator - Reproductive Health

    Reference Code: RH/MDR/COR/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (ESHE/DFID FP Partnership)

    Location: Mandera County

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the Family Planning (ESHE) programme in Mandera.

    The Coordinator is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community mobilisation for behaviour and social change for improved community RH practices in addition to supporting the County Department of Health’s actions (including CHMT and SCHMT) to improve health facility-based FP services.

    Look at; Programme Coordinator - Reproductive Health to view a detailed job description and application details

    12. Programme Officer - Community Health and Communication - Kenya Country Officer

    2 Positions

    Reference Code: PO/WAJ/CHC/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (UK Aid Match MNH)

    Location: Wajir County

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation in the MNH programme.

    The officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme and County Health team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community health strategy for behaviour change for improved community MNH practices.

    Look at; Programme Officer - Community Health and Communication to view a detailed job description and application details

    13. Programme Officer - Maternal and Newborn Health

    Reference Code: MNH/WAJ/OFF/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (Health Signature)

    Location: Wajir County

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective mobilisation in the MNH programme.

    The officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme and County Health team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of facility-based (clinical aspects) MNH for improved practices.

    Look at; Programme Officer - Maternal and Newborn Health to view a detailed job description and application details

    14. Programme Coordinator - Maternal Newborn Health Reference Code: MNH/WAJ/CORD/SCI Team / Programme: Progarammes

    Location: Wajir County

    Scope of Role:

    This job aims to play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the MNH programme.

    The Coordinator is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme team in the planning, execution, and monitoring of community mobilisation for behaviour and social change for improved community MNH practices in addition to supporting the County Department of Health’s actions to improve health facility-based maternal and new-born health practices.

    Look at; Programme Coordinator - Maternal Newborn Health to view a detailed job description and application details

    15. Programme Officer - Reproductive Health

    Reference Code: PO/WAJ/RH/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes (ESHE / DFID FP Partnership)

    Location: Wajir County

    Scope of Role:

    This job will play a critical role in ensuring effective community mobilisation and participation strategies in the Family Planning (ESHE) programme in Wajir.

    The aim of this job is to ensure effective day to day planning, implementation and monitoring of reproductive health activities including family planning mobilization at community level.

    The role ensures that planned activities are implemented in a collaborative, effective, efficient and inclusive way, working closely with the Ministry of Health and Religious leaders at all levels across the County.

    The holder works under the guidance and direction of the Health Specialist (Health Programme Manager) or RH/MNH Coordinator.

    Look at; Programme Officer - Reproductive Health to view a detailed job description and application details

    16. Vacancy: MEAL Assistant

    Reference Code: MEAL/BUS/ASST/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programme

    Location: Busia

    Grade: 5

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

    Scope of Role:

    To support the MEAL Officer to delivery Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, and coordinate m-Health System and reporting systems in Bungoma and Busia County.

    Reports to: MEAL Officer

    Key Areas of Accountability

  • Upgrading of the Commcare/Jamii Smart application to the community.
  • Trouble shooting of Commcare/Jamii Smart application
  • Work hand in hand with the application developer to standardise the application in line with the program requirements
  • Compile data, clean, and ensure completeness of the data from the Commcare/Jamii Smart application
  • Analyse data from Commcare/Jamii Smart and share with program team on the trends
  • Support the MEAL team feed the information to the log frame
  • Training of the end users and Staff on the Commcare/Jamii Smart Application
  • Work hand in hand with Commcare/Jamii Smart developers and staff on scale up.
  • Develop SOPs for Commcare/Jamii Smart.
  • Document learning rollout of Commcare/Jamii Smart.

    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

  • At least a Social Science/ Statistics/Information Technology Degree from a recognized academic institution
  • Minimum C+ in KCSE or equivalent
  • Experience with PCs in a Windows operating system, basic MS Office packages and web based applications.
  • Experience in coordinated with customers and central office staff in order to troubleshoot problems that arise in the deployed applications.
  • Experience in Android OS system repairs a plus.
  • Installation of phone application on phones and support in upgrading the system from the central office.
  • Experience in tracking phone activities, deployment of phone applications, and uploading and downloading data in a web based environment.

    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.

    17. Vacancy: Operations Manager

    Reference Code: OP/BUS/MAG/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: 3

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

    Role:

    Under the supervision of the Area Manager, the Operation Manager will supervise all support functions in the field office Office i.e. logistics, finance and human resource

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Logistics Officer, finance officer and, HR & Admin/IT assistant

    Main Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing daily mentoring and guidance to staff in finance, logistics and administration as they develop and implement their own work programs;
  • Ensuring that all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, assuring fair and transparent procurement processes, reviewing financial management, and monitoring grant implementation;
  • Advise on operational policies pertaining to project implementation and management
  • Ensure effective and accurate financial resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Financial activities, financial recording/reporting system
  • Implementation of effective internal controls such as maintenance of the internal expenditures control system
  • Ensure provision of efficient procurement and logistical services, and supervision of team focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Procurement strategies including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, and quality management
  • Review terms of reference to ensure the quality of inputs to be procured
  • Ensure efficient human resource management and general administration of the project focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Compliance with SCI rules and regulations for recruitment and human resource management for the project
  • Preparation of recruitment plan and elaboration of job descriptions for required elections staffing
  • Assist in management of relationship between Save the Children and its partners including the suppliers and contractors

    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 Operations/Logistics Management, business administration or related area
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Operations management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes.
  • Previous work experience in the western Kenya region is a major advantage.
  • Proven experience in all technical areas of operations including: Logistics, Finance and Human resources management, communications, and security monitoring.
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Experiencing in managing and supervising Logistics, Finance and Human resource functions
  • 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 and Kiswahili both written and oral;

    Desirable

  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of Developmental/Humanitarian intervention e.g. Child protection, Health
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.

    18. Job Title: Construction Engineer

    Reference Code: CONS/BUS/ENG/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: 3

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

    Reports to: Operations Manager

    The Construction Engineer will monitor construction projects to ensure that construction and rehabilitation works are in line with international (e.g SPHERE) and national quality standards, and completed in a timely manner.

    The Construction Engineer will support the programme teams in quality construction and renovation work by effectively supervising the work being carried out by the contractors.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Oversee the construction and rehabilitation of health facilities in selected areas in Bungoma and Wajir Counties
  • Carry out visits for monitoring and supervision of construction projects whilst ensuring that construction and rehabilitation works are in line with international (e.g. SPHERE) and national quality standards, and completed in a timely manner.
  • Supervise Contractors selected to undertake construction and rehabilitation works
  • Prepare and compile requisite reports as per agreed schedules with the management.
  • Carry out weekly visits to the construction sites and monitor the quality of the work produced by the contractors and by community members.
  • Design and develop structural designs of construction works in Bungoma and Wajir Counties
  • Develop Bill of Quantities and lists of specifications for tendering purposes
  • Ensure that the quality and quantity of construction materials obtained is as per set standards
  • Collecting qualitative and numerical data from sites regarding the construction work and provide the data in a timely manager to all concerned.
  • Assist in management of relationship between Save the Children and its partners including the contractors
  • Provide regular updates to the Area Programme Managers in Bungoma and Wajir keeping them informed of the situation at each site and of any potential challenges that might exist related to the work or with the contractor/s
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out without putting children at risk of abuse, harm or exploitation
  • Comply with the relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection

    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

  • Degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in an international NGO or busy organization
  • Experience of successfully overseeing the construction of community buildings, especially Health facilities
  • Previous experience working in the former Western or North Eastern provinces an added advantage.
  • Experience overseeing construction according to specifications provided by local Authorities
  • Experience of collaboration closely with County level MOH or other line Government ministry staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills including team skills, communication, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Proficient in written & spoken English and Kiswahili

    Desirable

  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of Developmental/Humanitarian intervention e.g. Child protection, Health
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.

    19. Vacancy: Logistic Assistant

    Reference Code: LOG/BUS/ASST/SCI

    Team / Programme: Operations

    Location: Busia

    Grade: 5

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

    Scope of Role:

    Reporting to Logistics officer, the logistics assistant is responsible for the entire programme Fleet, Warehousing needs, and procurement in line with Save the children Fleet, Warehousing and procurement policies and SOPS.

    Reports to Logistics Officer

    Staff reporting to this role: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • All Fleet and Warehousing is carried in accordance with appropriate Save the Children policies, standards, this procedure, local processes as defined in the ‘Country Logistics manual’, country scheme of delegation and where required, donor rules.

    Assist in Procurement at Busia office

  • Assist in supply chain to ensure timely supply of goods to projects
  • Identify source of supply of goods and service to meet programme needs Overseeing local and coordinate Logistics of area office.
  • Assist in development of procurement plan and schedule with program officers
  • Ensure transportation of projects supplies in timely manner
  • All items procured represent best value for money.
  • Ensure procurements are carried out without Budget Holder approval, either directly or as properly delegated.
  • Suppliers are managed professionally, impartially and with no appearance of impropriety.
  • Coordinate Warehouse and at least 2 days in advance to expect delivery of goods.
  • Ensuring all incoming and outgoing stock is managed according to the warehousing and stock Management standards.
  • Ensuring the appropriate storage and physical condition of stocks according to their specific requirements
  • Ensuring all stock is released with stock release form with stock release approval.
  • Ensuring all goods are tracked by description, source of funds (SOF) code and project code.
  • Ensuring all associated paperwork is completed and filed correctly so that there is clear auditable trail for all stock Movements i.e GRNs, Stock release, Waybills, stock cards, stock reports e.tc
  • 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.

    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
  • 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;
  • 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).
  • 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.

    20. Vacancy: Driver – Kenya Country Office

    Reference Code: DRBUS/SCI

    Team / Programme: Signature Programmes

    Location: Busia

    Grade: 6

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

    Scope of the Role To provide safe driving of Save the Children Kenya programme vehicle to staff and other authorised visitors, cleaning, and ensuring proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is always fuelled in readiness for trips and proper management of the fuel supply for the vehicle in accordance with SC Kenya policies and procedures.

    Reports to: Logistics officer

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Maintain all safety and security measures to all vehicles; Check level of motor oil, water, tyre pressure, battery water and brakes to ensure that all are in working order on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that there is a spare tyre, jack and other necessary tools; fire extinguisher, first aid kits.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are clean, fuelled and regularly serviced as per schedules.
  • Provide safe and timely transport services to staff, visitors and guests.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is comprehensively insured and observe proper procedure for insurance claims are followed in the event of an accident.
  • Ensure that SCI vehicles comply with GoK transport regulations.
  • Complete the logbook for every day trips or specific trip and complete the fuel log sheet for any fuel purchases.
  • In consultation with the Logistics officer, coordinate vehicle allocation to staff and organize for rented vehicles as required.
  • Prepare monthly operating and fuelling cost reports for office vehicles in consultation with the Logistics Assistant fleet.
  • Provide periodic usage report of vehicle including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditures.
  • In collaboration with the Logistics officer, ensure all drivers/users of office vehicles are tested before they can drive SCI vehicles.
  • Ensure that all vehicle trips are authorized in advance by the logistics officer.
  • Ensure that all vehicle trips/journeys are recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey.
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Support the Logistics officer in terms of cash purchase, delivery and petty issues.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all SCI resources in order to keep costs low and ensure the security of staff and vehicle.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all SCI resources in order to keep costs low and ensure the security of staff.

    General: 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.

    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

  • Secondary ‘O’ level education
  • B, C, E Class driving license
  • At least five (5) years driving experience
  • Good practical mechanical knowledge
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Good knowledge of Busia and its environs
  • Must have valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Simple knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Must be a team player and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Must have good communication skills both in English and Swahili
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and odd hours when required

    21. Vacancy: Data Clerk

    Reference Code: DATA/BUS/CL/SCI

    Team / Programme: Signature programme

    Location: Bungoma & Busia

    Grade: 6

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

    Scope of Role:

    The data clerk will be responsible for retrieval, organizing, entering and cleaning of data into computer systems and filling data.

    Reports to: MEAL officer

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Project Data Management

  • Collect, organize, and verify accuracy of data from the community health volunteer and health facility.
  • Documentation and data management of SP data/information. Systemize the data collection forms in an organized manner.
  • Maintaining of the database
  • Assist in analysis and presenting to program staff data trends
  • Compilation of weekly program reports.
  • Data verification.
  • Maintain a Community response mechanism database, adhering to the CRM structure
  • Support in tracking Commcare and Jamii Smart application and ensuring the same feeds in the log frame
  • Maintaining data security and confidentiality.

    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

  • At least a Diploma in Health Management and Information System from a recognised Institution.
  • Minimum C+ in KCSE or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a demanding Health Sector.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use especially MS Office – Access & Excel.
  • An added advantage online database and other
  • Demonstrate proficiency in 3 statistical applications – Epi Info, Stata and SPSS.
  • 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.

    22. Vacancy: Clinical Mentor – Kenya Country Office

    Reference Code: CM/BUS/MET/SCI

    Team / Programme: Signature Programme

    Location: Busia

    Grade: 4

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

    Scope of Role:

    The MNH supervisor has overall responsibility for working with the county MoH 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: MNH Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Programme implementation

  • Support the roll-out of the MNH clinical mentorship programme for Bungoma county to improve quality of MNH services at facility level
  • Work with the county clinical mentorship team to ensure that MNH services are available in all health facilities and that the necessary commodities, job aids and protocols and equipment are available to support provision of the services
  • Work with the county clinical mentorship team to provide training and on-site coaching/ supervision of facility- and community-level health cadres in EmONC and
  • Essential Newborn Care to improve quality of services
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • 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
  • Participate in planning, coordination and execution of M&E activities such as surveys, monthly and quarterly follow up and quality assurance
  • Compile reports as per programme schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated deadline
  • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practise throughout the program implementation.
  • Support the development of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Representation
  • Participates and represents SCI in various health coordination forums and at working meetings with partners at field level when necessary.

    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
  • At least 5 years’ experience supporting MNH programmes including experience working with the MoH
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and newborn health including EmONC, essential newborn care, focused ANC, malaria, immunization, supervision and quality improvement systems
  • Training and support supervision experience in MNH programmes strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working in the region strongly preferred
  • 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.

    23. Vacancy: Community Development Officer (CDO)

    2 Positions

    Reference Code: COM/BUS/DEV/SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Busia

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1year with possibility of extension)

    Scope of Role:

    Working closely with the Community development coordinator, the post holder will play a key role in implementation of demand creation activities for the signature project.

    The post-holder will also support strengthening of community health structures including community health units, and bolstering utilization of transforming traditional birth attendants as birth companions and community midwifes for improved maternal and new born health.

    He/she will be able to engage with different stakeholders at the sub county level including developing a good working relationship with the ministry of health officials.

    Reports to: Community Development Coordinator (CDC)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    1. Programme Support

  • In Collaboration with the community development coordinator (CDC), strengthen community units to foster functionality
  • Ensure community units conduct social mobilization of communities to participate in Participatory learning action cycle.
  • Works with community health extension workers to ensure community units to engage in income generating activities and locally appropriate sustainable initiatives.
  • Liaise with sub county community health strategy focal persons to undertake supportive supervision to CHUs
  • Support Community health volunteers in liaison with Facility in-charges to implement community based referral mechanism in a sustainable manner
  • Mentor CHEWs and Assistant chiefs to organize and execute monthly men’s baraza to discuss MNH issues within supported CUs
  • Mentor CHVs to disseminate useful messages on essential MNH practices through household visits and community meetings as per the BCC strategy
  • Ensure data from community units are captured correctly using electronic system provided by the project to CHEWs and CHVs.
  • Ensure CHCs and community leadership that the project interacts with have the capacity to, and are engaging in advocacy for realization of their health rights.
  • Be the main link between save the children and community units through MoH officials at the sub county level.
  • Work with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely reporting of expenditure for activities executed
  • Provide timely and quality monthly progress reports and field visit reports
  • Provide support to field and Programme operations as required.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of community strategies adopted by the signature Programme.
  • Perform other reasonable tasks assigned by the CDC.

    2. Representation

  • Represents SCI professionally by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required

    3. Monitoring, Learning and ReportingEnsure the timely transmission of quality data from community units to the eCBHIS

  • Work with the coordinator in the compiling of internal and external reports for submission.
  • Provide inputs and data for programme reports to be compiled by the coordinator
  • Works with the community coordinator to prepare newsletters, case studies and other publication of project related information for dissemination

    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 remedial actions when results are not achieved
  • Ambition: Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Collaboration: Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Creativity: Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Integrity: Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health and/or Social sciences with 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in mobilizing communities for MNH project and working with the ministry of health and with an NGO is a plus
  • Proven experience working with community unit workforce
  • Demonstrated experience in working with community units on a large scale for improved health outcome
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential, familiarity with the Luhyia and/or sabaot language will be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.

    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 organization 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.

    24. Vacancy: Nutrition Coordinator

    Position Code: NUT CO SCI

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 3

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

    Role Purpose:

    Under the supervision of the Health and Nutrition Manager, the incumbent will coordinate the overall implementation of the ECHO, DFID, WFP and OFDA funded nutrition projects in Wajir South, East and Tarbaj Sub-counties ensuring all components of the programme are functioning properly, providing quality care to all the patients / beneficiaries through respecting protocols and principles of good practice.

    S/He will work in collaboration with existing County Department of Health (County Nutrition Coordinator, County Nursing Officer and County Health Records and Information Officers) and all the Sub-County Health Management Teams (SCHMTs) as well as in close collaboration with other consortium partners (ENSURE project).

    Scope of Role:

    The Nutrition Coordinator will be expected to work closely with the Health and Nutrition manager, coordinate with the nutrition officers in implementation of four Save the Children’s (SC) projects:

    1) ECHO funded project which aims at Strengthening health systems for improved nutritional outcomes and resilience in Mandera and Wajir Counties;

    2) DFID funded consortium project which aims at Enhancing Nutrition Preparedness, Surveillance, and Resilience in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-arid Lands;

    3) WFP funded Micronutrient Powder (MNP) Supplementation programme for children 6-23 months and

    4) OFDA –World Vision funded Saving Children’s Lives using mHealth to Improve Treatment, Reporting, Monitoring and Supply Management for Acute Malnutrition.

    The incumbent will work closely with the Sub-County Health Management Teams and SC teams in ensuring the projects are implemented in line with donor and SC regulations.

    Reports to: Health & Nutrition Manager

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Nutrition Officer , Community mobilizer

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    1. To ensure the nutrition program is implemented according to the approved donor agreements.

  • Overall responsible for the day-to-day coordination of project activities and staff (Nutrition Officer and Mobilizers) management.
  • Spearhead the capacity building activities; In liaison with health and nutrition program manager identify MoH personnel, partner NNGOs or INGOs for collaboration of nutrition activities and/or technical training for management of acute malnutrition according to the national protocol.
  • Organize and carry out nutrition trainings for MOH staff, community health workers and volunteer groups on management of acute malnutrition both moderate and severe.
  • Follow up and provide ongoing technical support (on job training) to the activities of the trained MOH team at the health facility. The volunteers to be trained are health facility management and village health committees (FHM/VHC)
  • To participate the evaluation of these activities, and to propose recommendations to develop future capacity building strategies for SC.
  • Coordinate closely with the District Health Management Team for the start and quality implementation of IMAM in the district through the existing health facilities and the nomadic clinic.
  • Provide technical guidance to support MoH and SC staff in implementation of OTP/SFP at the health facilities.
  • Ensure all staff understand and implement programme protocols in line with the donor approved agreement
  • Ensure the trained health workers are carrying out appropriate and consistent health and nutrition education messaging to mothers and other carers at health facilities where OTP/SFP are implemented.
  • Coordinate quality quarterly and one national supervision jointly with the MOH district health team and collaborating partners (UN WFP, UNOP and COCOP)
  • Ensure the district nutritionist provides satisfactory monthly stock consumption reports, supplies request and the distribution plan for the following.
  • Conduct evaluation and appraisal of staff
  • Provide the district’s systematic treatment/ essential drugs and the immunization reports on monthly basis.
  • Initiate and participate in health and nutrition monthly coordination meetings in the district and link where necessary other stakeholders (UN WFP, UNOP and ALRMP)
  • Liaise with other implementing partners and local authorities to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities
  • Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your district on project activities and related nutrition issues.
  • Facilitate visits to field sites for donor representatives and other external visitors as required.
  • Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contribution to wider SC goals and objectives
  • Lead and motivate the Nutrition team (Nutrition Officer and Mobilizers) to ensure effective project implementation and conduct monthly team meetings.

    2. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Participate in the development of detail implementation plan for the project that provides the overall framework for activities implementation.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of an M&E framework for all component of the project.
  • Write reports to document the process of implementation, lessons learnt and good practice and ensure information is widely disseminated
  • Collation and analysis of other existing surveillance data
  • Participate in the design and execution of nutrition surveys according to national guidelines
  • Prepare monthly activity progress reports as well as quarterly and periodic donor reports.
  • Participate in nutritional assessment planning, implementation, analysis, interpretation and reporting as required.

    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

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • University Degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics i//Public Health or equivalent
  • At least four (4) years’ experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of nutrition programmes (ideally HINI), including monitoring evaluation Accountability and Learning.
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Experience and ability to represent SC nutrition work in external meetings
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local languages

    Desirable

  • Qualified Nutritionist with primary health care/community health care experience Working Contacts

    External: The Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with representatives fromWFP, UNINCEF, IRK, ALDEF

    Internal: On a day to day basis, the Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with the Programme Manager, Nutrition officers, project team and field support team (Finance, logistician and HR/Admin) and Community volunteers

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org. indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 5th May 2015.

    25. Assignment Title: Training on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction

    Location: Mandera

    Duration: 14 days

    Duration of Consultancy: 2 weeks within the month of May 2015

    To increase capacity and confidence of Arid Lands Support Programme staff in use of CMDRR approach in delivery of the DRR component of the project.

    Scope of Work

    1. The workshop facilitator should impart skills which will enable the project team to effectively facilitate communities using a CMDRR approach.

  • By the of end of the training, the implementation team should have the skills to support the community through four basic and essential steps for CMDRR:
  • Participatory Multi-hazard Risk Assessment and Analysis (PDRA&A)
  • Development of Risk Reduction Measures
  • Building strong Community Organizations and fostering social mobilization
  • Participatory Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (with particular consideration of marginalized groups such as women, youth and people with disabilities).

    2. The consultant will train the implementation team on concepts and rationale and added value in use of CMDRR approach.

    3. Facilitate a review of DRR processes already undertaken and advise on how best to strengthen them to ensure they are in line with good CMDRR practices and principles.

  • Methodology
  • Workshop with staff
  • Demonstration of CMDRR approach at the community level.
  • Hold plenary review and support strategic planning for the delivery of pending DRR activities and develop work plan to strengthen existing DRR activities Outputs
  • Training plan and presentations including classroom training using participatory approaches.
  • A trainer’s manual that will serve as a guide for current and future project staff (can be a summary of training presentations and notes).
  • A participant’s workbook that can be used by community participants to guide them as they implement CMDRR (SCI staff should be trained on this as TOT to enable them to pass this onto the community).
  • Practical demonstration of the CMDRR approach at the community level (through facilitation of the community)
  • Training report including work plan for strengthening DRR activities in earlier reached community and using CMDRR approach in pending communities.

    Qualifications

  • Advanced degree on DRR or related field
  • 5 years’ experience implementing DRR programmes including community led/managed and child centred DRR initiatives.
  • Experience in facilitating DRR (including community led/managed and child centred DRR) training.
  • Preferably experience working in ASALs in Kenya.

    How to Apply

    All interested Individuals/firms are requested to express interest following the attached EOI format Only ( Expression of Interest Form to download) by email to: kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org. with a copy to henry.narangui@savethechildren.org by 8th May 2015 indicating the Assignment Title on the subject line.

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

    Kindly note that Save the Children is an equal employment opportunity Organization and qualified female candidates and those with disability are encouraged to apply as well.

    Those who do not meet the minimum academic qualification need not to apply.


    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


    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


    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


    International Rescue Committee (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

    Closing date: 31st April 2015

    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

    3. Vacancy: Clinical Officer - Ophthalmology

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The ophthalmic Clinical Officer / Cataract surgeon has the overall responsibility to ensure that all eye health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents.

    Review the eye program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the senior ophthalmic clinical officer on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services as well as the planning, implementation and management of the IRC Eye program in the entire Dadaab camp.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program management:

  • In coordination with the senior Ophthalmic clinical officer, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
  • Ensure that all eye health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the senior clinical officer ophthalmologist and eye care service delivery to the patients in Dadaab camp.

    Human Resource Management:

  • Monitoring, guidance and supervision to all eye staff to ensure quality work outcome
  • Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy
  • Management of staff leave plans within the program to ensure continuous program coverage

    Program activities:

  • Provide consultations at the eye clinic 6 days a week Diagnose, manage and conduct cataract surgeries as required.
  • Increase community health workers’ awareness on eye conditions and eye care by conducting primary Eye care trainings
  • Perform minor eye surgeries ,trachoma surgeries and refer complicated cases appropriately
  • Take part in planning and participating in surgical eye camps.
  • Ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented in patient files
  • Admit to the wards and provide quality management for eye in-patients
  • Maintain equipment in a good condition and submit regular inventory reports of the same
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Keep a complete and accurate inventory of medicines, equipments and other supplies in the program.

    Reporting and Coordination:

  • Assist the Senior Ophthalmic Clinical Officer in preparation and submission of the weekly and monthly activity reports to the HIS office and the DOS/MOH.
  • Compile and submit quarterly returns/requisition of all drugs and supplies to the Senior ophthalmic officer and Health manager
  • Assist the Senior Ophthalmic officer in preparation and submission of the monthly donor reports of the eye program.
  • Liaise and partner with eye healthcare providers within the larger Dadaab complex

    Others:

    Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.

    Key Result Areas :

  • Quality eye care services offered to patients
  • Provision of corrective glasses to those with refractive errors
  • Timely surgical management/ referrals of eye injuries
  • Timely reporting of project activities
  • Conducting Eye Care Trainings and Screening exercises as required

    Required Qualifications:

  • Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine- Ophthalmology/ Cataract surgery.
  • Registered with the Clinical Officers Council
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience as a Ophthalmic Clinical Officer at a supervisory level

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
  • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
  • Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

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

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online: Clinical Officer-Ophthalmology

    4. Grants Intern (Somalia Program)

    Sector: Grants

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Intern

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    The Grants Intern will be working under the direct supervision of the Grants and Fundraising Coordinator and Grants Manager, largely supporting the Grants Manager.

    She/He will be responsible for contributing to a large variety of Grants Unit activities listed in detail below.

    The job requires extreme adaptability to different personality types, professional organization and initiative in independent problem solving.

    The Somalia Country Office has designed the intern position to allow for increasing responsibility as the internship progresses.

    This position will include a professional development project, subject to the interests of the candidate.

    This could include: a rotation through the various departments at IRC Somalia to gain exposure to the different facets of a large international humanitarian organization’s operation; a one-on-one mentorship with a specific staff member whose work is of interest (given the agreement of both parties); or a concentration on skill-building in one certain aspect of the Grants unit (i.e. communications, capacity-building partnerships, etc).

    The IRC is a large organization with a range of skilled personnel.

    We find it imperative that the internship includes a learning component from which the candidate can benefit professionally in the long-term.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Grant Management

    Donor Reporting

  • Track and manage hard donor deadlines regularly and maintain communications with donors
  • Work with sector coordinators to receive progress updates on individual grants and projects
  • Review and edit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on projects

    Grant Tracking

  • Organize and maintain information on grants, sectors, programs, and individual projects
  • Keep documents up-to-date on country office portfolio, ending and beginning grants, etc

    Sub-Grant Management

  • Familiarize oneself with the varying sub-grant partnerships across IRC Somalia programs and monitor the relationship for the duration of the grant, relaying issues to relevant staff when necessary
  • Work with grant manager to liaise with sub-grant partner on sub-agreement issues for the duration of the sub-grant; i.e. financial reporting, funds disbursement, technical reporting, amendments to the sub-grant budget, and any issues with the partnership; support grant manager on such
  • Focus on capacity-building of partner and keep regular communication

    Budget Tracking and Coordination

  • Support grant manager in Grant Opening, Closing, and Check-in meetings, bringing together all relevant staff, sometimes at Nairobi and field-levels, to go over financial, procurement, and reporting needs
  • Track budget vs. actual spending of grants monthly (country portfolio of around $9mil); coordinate with staff at field and Nairobi-level to resolve budgetary issues
  • Support in meetings as necessary to ensure necessary spending and adherence to donor agreement

    Communications and Advocacy

  • Create other communications pieces as necessary as time allows; press releases or media advisories for events in the field, news articles on changes in programs or context (when newsworthy), or key programmatic achievements

    Required Qualifications:

  • University Degree underway or recently completed in Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, Finance, Non-profit Management, or other relevant fields
  • Strong written and spoken professional English required
  • Work experience in any field, full-time work experience in a professional office environment preferred
  • Proficiency in EXCEL is a major advantage
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading experience highly desired
  • Willingness to work independently and in group settings
  • Strong interest in the INGO or the humanitarian field and/or Somalia

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online: Grants Intern (Somalia Program)

    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.

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    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.

    5. Vacancy: Human Resource Officer

    Sector: Human Resources

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Role: To serve as the Administrative focal point for the delivery of all Human Resources Services to the field office for Nairobi based activities

    Responsibilities:

    Talent Acquisition

    Support the assigned recruiter for the field office with all field office recruitment by:

    Coordinating with the HR Manager, Recruitment, to ensure all Location Specific Requisitions have been duly processed for advertising on Taleo, press or internal bulletins

    For National Positions:

  • Contacting candidates for interview
  • Contacting referees post interview to support appointment
  • Sending unsuccessful candidates regret letters
  • Maintain updated recruitment files for each position recruited in Nairobi
  • Talent Management

    Ensure that all staff requirements prior to arrival are available

  • Email address
  • Desk, seat, stationery
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer support

    In tandem with the Field Human Resource Officer ensure all new staff are appropriately enrolled onto the payroll and benefits schemes with the appropriate documentation

    In tandem with the Human Resource Officer Field, maintain site specific staff files with all the requisite documentation.

    Track any outstanding documents and ensure they are provided within two weeks of appointment

    Track fixed term contracts for expiry and advise the Human Resource Manager.

    Services and Administration

    Maintain up-to-date records in Nairobi files (forms, approvals, requisitions) for all field staff in relation to :

  • Personnel files
  • Leave
  • Training
  • Performance Management
  • Support all national site specific recruitments through :-
  • Management of Position Request Forms
  • Provision of contracts
  • Coordination of Nairobi based orientation programme
  • HRIS Support the maintenance of all talent acquisition and management processes on Workday

    Reporting

    In tandem with the Human Resource Officer Field, provide weekly/monthly reports to the Human Resource Manager, Field on the status of:

  • Recruitments in progress
  • Personnel files
  • Leave
  • Training
  • Performance Management
  • Post probation reports

    Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or Business Administration ; An alternate Bachelor’s degree with a PGD in Human Resources Management is also acceptable
  • Internship of at least 6 months continuously in a similar position
  • Similar experience with an INGO will be an added advantage

    Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of the National Labour requirements – Employment Act, WIBA, OSHA, NITA, RBA, NHIF, NSSF, PAYE
  • A good understanding of compensation and benefits strategies
  • Above average competency with MS Office Suite

    Demonstrated skills in:

  • Time Management
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication in English
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Positive Interpersonal interactions
  • Report Writing
  • Cultural and Diversity Sensitivity

    Demonstrated Ability to:

  • Work independently
  • Work within tight deadlines
  • Work within a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment
  • Exercise flexibility in the role to accomplish goals
  • Work in a climatically challenging environment
  • Work in a conflict/post-conflict environment is an added advantage
  • 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

    Look at; Human Resource Officer to apply online.

    6. Vacancy: Nutrition Officer

    Sector: Nutrition

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Officer will be directly responsible for the implementation monitoring and reporting of the nutrition program components that include BSFP, OTP, SFP, CCC, MIYCN and HOSPITAL FEEDING among other programs in KAKUMA refugee camp

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement and supervise the inpatient and outpatient therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished under-fives while following the stipulated protocol.
  • Implement and supervise the supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives, pregnant/lactating mothers, individuals with medical conditions (HIV/AIDS and TB).
  • Ensure the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program activities are implemented successfully.
  • Implement comprehensive Infant and Young Child Feeding program (IYCF) with strong Behavior Communication Change (BCC) and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) approaches.
  • Supervise and monitor the hospital inpatients diet including the special diets for medical cases like diabetes, TB, HIV/AIDS, Hypertensive among others.
  • Train and mentor the nutrition program staff and the integrated community health promoters through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
  • Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), Integrated
  • Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and IYCF to other mainstream health professionals.
  • Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  • Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
  • Plan and conduct the annual health and nutrition surveys together with other stakeholders in the camp.
  • Plan and conduct mass MUAC screening of the under fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health Promoters.
  • Work closely with other nutrition related programs such as HIV/AIDS, Environmental Health, Clinical Services and Community Health Program in order to improve the nutrition situation in the camp.
  • Compile and submit weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Manager and the Supply Chain department follow-up food provision and monitor supplies
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in community nutrition and implementation
  • Previous experience in implementing CMAM/IMAM
  • Experience in Infant and young child feeding practices (BFHI and BCC approaches).
  • Experience in Nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming
  • Must be a registered by Kenya nutritionist and dieticians institute
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong report writing and team working skills.
  • Knowledge in computer packages and basic analysis skills.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage).

    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

    Look at; Nutrition Officer to apply online.

    7. Vacancy: Community Health Program Officer

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: The CHP officer reports directly to the CHP Manager, he/she will be expected to work within the integrated community health program and collaborate with the other program sectors to implement the program activities.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with appropriate sectors to ensure outbreak prevention, control and response measures targeting communicable diseases are in place at all times in Kakuma camp.
  • Raise awareness and improve knowledge, among refugees, agency staff and host communities working with or engaging with refugees to prevent occurrence and spread of infectious diseases in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Train health staff and community health promoters on Standard case definitions and ensure that community surveillance systems are linked with the health facilities.
  • Liaise with appropriate staff to ensure availability of appropriate supplies for control and prevention of communicable illnesses.
  • Liaise with clinical services staff and ensure Standard Case Definitions are available in all consultation rooms
  • Conduct active surveillance of communicable diseases. Investigate outbreaks establishing etiologies, mechanisms for diagnostic testing and the effectiveness of response measures.
  • Ensure contact tracing is done and all suspected outbreaks are reported within 24hours.
  • Ensure proper surveillance investigations, reporting, specimen collection and transport of samples of communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge and skills amongst health staff to control and prevent outbreaks.
  • In the event of an outbreak liaise with the health facilities and prepare daily line list and send to the CHM.
  • In liaison with the CHM, periodically review disaster preparedness plans on diseases prone to out breaks at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.
  • Ensure adequate coverage of childhood immunizations through supervision of EPI centers, provision of adequate supplies and antigens at all times.
  • Conduct periodic supervision sessions in vaccinating facilities and document the findings.
  • Ensure cold chain is maintained throughout, spot check the EPI fridge to ensure no expired antigens or VVM 3 & 4 is left in the fridge. Keep the records for future reference.
  • Ensure medical screening and immunization of children under five years is done at reception center and for new arrivals in the community.
  • Prepare weekly epidemic monitoring report and submit to PHO
  • Prepare monthly EPI report and submit to CHM
  • In liaison with CHM ensure vitamin A & deworming supplementation for children under five years is done twice yearly.
  • In liaison with CHM coordinate camp wide immunization campaigns in response to outbreaks
  • Coordinate community based reproductive health activities in the camp.
  • Conduct FGDs in the community to establish the gaps in the system that need intervention
  • Come up with practical strategies to address reproductive gaps in collaboration with all other sectors to ensure key indicators are maintained within set targets
  • Develop appropriate IEC materials to promote behavior change
  • Organize awareness sessions on reproductive health with the community members
  • Work closely with the nurses in charge of reproductive health to strengthen the system in place and make adjustments where necessary
  • Develop and maintain a data base for all pregnant mothers and their delivery outcomes
  • Ensure the CHPs keep a record of all the pregnant mothers in their blocks and they document the visits and interventions carried out weekly.
  • Prepare one CME on successful interventions realized in RH.
  • Ensure formation of reproductive health groups in the community to facilitate easy communication and feedback from mothers both within reproductive age and the older ones.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned as delegated by the program manager.

    Key Result Areas

    Specific Responsibility

  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of all the Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and their supervisors to ensure that each is assigned to specific households and persons.
  • Attend facility meetings weekly and give guidance to the CHPs on issues raised.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a high quality and motivated team of polyvalent Community Health Promoters (CHPs) by participating in formal and on-job training sessions, performance appraisal and feedback and ensuring that staff discipline and adherence to organizational policies is in place at all times.
  • Perform mentorship sessions to the CHPs allocated to you and compile a report on the same biweekly.
  • Work with community health committees to ensure that the community members actively participate in preventive and health promotion activities at the community level and support Community Health Promoters in their day to day activities.
  • Participate in camp wide surveys and medical campaigns.
  • Liaise with the mental health and the CBR officer to ensure community rehabilitation indicators are met.
  • Liaise with the other sectors to ensure community based indicators are met.

    Capacity Building:

  • Organizing training of staff (both refugee and national) on integrated disease surveillance and response.
  • Ensure a class of CHPs is trained and qualifies yearly
  • Liaise with CHP team to perform supervision monitoring of all CHPs twice annually

    Administrative Responsibilities:

  • In liaison with CHM Maintain ongoing collaboration and consultation with CDC, IOM, MOH, UN agencies, NGOs and refugee populations.
  • Prepare orders for sector activities and maintain inventories for the same.
  • Contribute to program budget management by tracking expenditures and participating in monthly budget review meetings.
  • Support the counterpart in preparation of program staff payrolls and duty rosters.
  • In liaison with CHM compile weekly and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing or any other relevant qualification.
  • Registered with the relevant body

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in Public Health field.
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills. Team player.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Look at; Community Health Program Officer to apply online.

    8. Vacancy: Hospital Matron

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: Under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, the Nursing Officer –In-Charge (Matron) will be overall responsible of the daily administration and running of the IRC Hagadera Camp Hospital.

    Key Responsibilities

    Program Management:

  • In coordination with the Health Manager, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
  • Ensure that all hospital activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Health Manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services
  • Participate in planning and implementing health assessments, surveys and campaigns Human Resource:

  • Overall supervision of all nursing staff working at the hospital, both National and Refugee
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Manage leave and R&R plans of nursing staff working in the hospital to ensure adequate coverage of the hospital, including nights and weekends
  • Compile and submit the call list to the Health Manager at the end of every month for the beginning of the next month
  • Convene and attend monthly meetings with Health Manager, Hospital staff and with Refugees to exchange information and problem solving
  • Handle all disciplinary issues as they arise with support of the Health Manager and Senior HR Officer
  • Participate in the recruitment process of all nursing positions, including participating in the interview process.

    Program Activities:

  • Ensure all hospital activities run smoothly and services are provided timely and efficiently
  • Ensure quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital
  • Ensure universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are followed in service provision
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.

    Reporting and Coordination:

  • Review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for leave
  • Ensure that all HIS statistical reports are accurate and submitted on a weekly basis
  • Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
  • Forward hospital daily categorized patients bed occupancy to the Health Manager
  • Keep the Health Manager informed of major issues at the hospital without fail
  • Maintain an updated record and submit regular inventory reports of hospital equipment and furniture.

    Others:

  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
  • Key Result Areas
  • Overall supervision and coordination of nursing activities
  • Ensuring quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital
  • Ensuring proper coverage of all the departments through proper R n R/ leave management

    Required Qualifications:

  • Professional qualification in Nursing (BSN degree)
  • Registered with the Nursing Council
  • At least 3years professional experience preferably in a supervisory/in-charge position
  • Postgraduate training in public health, health services management or any relevant field is an added advantage

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, inter-personal, writing, and communication skills required
  • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
  • Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities
  • Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures

    9. Vacancy: Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologist - Kakuma

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

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

    Key Responsibilities

    Programming

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

    Human Resources

  • Monitoring and supervision of staff at the ophthalmology clinic to ensure work is done efficiently.
  • Conduct regular on job training for incentive staff working in the clinic.
  • Routinely measure staffs work performance based on their job description.
  • Communication and Reporting
  • Generate weekly reports on activities taking place at the clinic and various challenges to be shared with the supervisor every week.
  • Proper documentation of patients who require tertiary care and hence generate waiting list of clients that may necessitate a cataract or trachoma camp. Operations
  • Proper inventory management of ophthalmology supplies and equipment at the clinic
  • Work closely with the pharmacist and supervisor to ensure ophthalmic drugs and supplies are ordered on time to avoid stock-outs.
  • Participate in annual program planning and recommend budget revisions with focus on key areas of concern.
  • Ensure program supplies are used appropriately for the targeted beneficiaries.

    Key Result Areas:

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

    Required Qualifications:

  • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology from KMTC or any other reputable institution.
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least two years experience working in a busy ophthalmology unit.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    Look at; Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologistto apply online.

    10. Vacancy: Deputy Regional Director of Program

    Sector: Program Management

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Scope of Work: The Deputy Regional Director for Programs in the ACME region will provide a range of strategic, management and programmatic support to the countries.

    The DRDP focuses primarily on program quality, in all aspects, including design, implementation, monitoring, and budgeting.

    The DRDP liaises closely with other members of the regional team, as well as country management and HQ staff in NY, London and European offices.

    The DRDP supports the RD in advocacy and management initiatives to ensure strong, consistent, and high quality management of the region as a whole.

    The DRDP is required to travel regularly to country offices to provide management support and monitor program quality, as well as to participate in strategic planning sessions and regional meetings.

    The DRDP reports to the Regional Director.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the RD on regional portfolio growth strategy, country program start-ups, and regional quality enhancement initiatives.
  • Oversee and support the development of strong strategy action plans in each country office that are consistent with IRC’s overall strategic plan; monitor regular review and updating of strategic plans. Ensure country programs emphasize IRC’s outcome framework, including charting progress.
  • Coordinate country program work on initiatives linked to our strategic objectives of Effectiveness, Best Use of Resources, Scale and Reach, Speed and Timeliness, Responsiveness, and Research and Development.
  • Promote and support strong design, monitoring capacity in country programs, ensure quality evaluations in compliance with IRC’s evaluation guidelines, and encourage a culture of learning within the region.
  • Work in partnership with sector technical advisors and directors to ensure technical assistance is leveraged and realized most effectively in the region and contribute to discussions on direction of the Program Quality Unit.
  • Promote and support institutionalization of the Outcomes Framework in country programs.
  • Mentoring and management support – as agreed with the RD – for Country Directors and Deputy Directors.
  • Monitoring of projects deemed particularly strategic for the agency to ensure program quality and compliance.
  • Represent IRC to donors, host governments, UN and colleague NGOs, as needed.
  • Supervise senior program staff for regional projects.
  • Monitor regional developments and lead on strategic development for regional and country program initiatives.
  • Participate in development of regional advocacy priorities; review and assist country programs to develop advocacy priorities and strategies; and other promotional activities as agreed with the RD.
  • Other program or management-related activities as determined by the RD.

    Requirements

  • Masters degree in relevant area (preferred but not required).
  • 7-10 years in senior program management roles, with several of these being in an international NGO.
  • Ability in ‘big picture’ thinking and planning, but comfortable delving into micro issues as well.
  • Experience in strategic planning strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with a complex donor portfolio and in developing and managing post-conflict development programming preferred, including experience in both conflict and development contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal and training skills, ability to work in multi-cultural environments.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Diverse background in programs, with strong understanding of DME, strong analytical skills, and experience leading strategic planning processes.

    How to Apply

    Look at; Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologistto apply online.

    11. Vacancy: RH / HIV Program Manager

    Sector: Grants

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Summary: Under the guidance and supervision of Field coordinator and the RH and HIV coordinator, the RH and HIV Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of all RH, HIV and TB related services offered in Hagadera and Kambioos Refugee Camps.

    Responsibilities:

    Program Management.

  • Coordinate all activities under RH, HIV and TB prevention, care, treatment and support program as per UNHCR, CDC and MOH guidance.
  • Ensure QA and QC activities are conducted as per National guidelines in all RH, HIV and TB program areas.
  • Ensure timely ordering of program commodities, distribution to the sites, regular monitoring to avoid stock outs and ensure proper storage.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained and upheld by program staff.
  • Ensure accurate RH, HIV and TB activities records are maintained and kept, relevant reports generated and submitted as required.
  • Work with other programs to ensure integration of RH, HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment activities into other sectors.
  • Organize and attend regular program staff and community leaders meetings
  • Liaise with other implementing agencies including NASCOP and MoH to ensure a multi-sectoral approach to RH, HIV and TB programming.
  • Maintain updated libraries of manuals and other resources for RH, HIV and TB in the health program.

    Finance and Grants Management

  • Represent the RH, HIV and TB program in grants meetings (grants opening, budget review and grants closure meetings).
  • Participate in proposal development and donor reports writing.
  • Prepare spending, procurement and staffing plans for the RH, HIV and TB program.
  • Ensure diligence in grants utilization
  • Communication and Reporting
  • Keep the Field coordinator and RH/HIV Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through regular situation reports.
  • Ensure timely submission of accurate RH, HIV and TB progress reports as required by donors.
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Provide technical and /or administrative supervision to RH, HIV & TB national and incentive staff.
  • Identify staffing/capacity gaps and recommend to the field coordinator for action.
  • Provide mentorship to field based program staff.
  • Networking & Coordination
  • Liaise with other implementing partners in providing holistic services for the target population through referral and linkage.
  • Participate in the RH, HIV and TB stakeholders meeting.

    Qualifications

  • Medical Degree from reputable university with Public Health background. Master’s Degree or Post graduate Diploma in Public Health is considered an asset
  • Good knowledge and experience in maternal health care services.
  • At least Five years’ experience in overall RH, HIV and TB programming including evidence based interventions targeting the youth and programs targeting key population especially female sex workers.
  • Good leadership and communication skills
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Culturally sensitive and able to work in a challenging environment under minimal or no supervision.

    How to Apply

    Look at; RH / HIV Program Managerto apply online.

    12. Vacancy: Deputy Director Programs, Somalia

    Sector: Program Management

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Scope of work: The International Rescue Committee currently seeks a Deputy Director of Programs for its Somalia program, based in Nairobi.

    The position will lead the program and grants unit with leadership in the areas of strategic programming and planning, ensuring program quality, promoting strategic growth and strong external and internal representation and advocacy.

    S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively manage programs, partnerships and budgets.

    The position holder must spend at least 50% of his/ her time inside Somalia supporting programs and teams at field sites.

    Persons who are unable to commit to this are requested not to apply.

    Job Description / Responsibilities

    Strategic Planning

  • Contribute to implementation of the Country Strategic Plan for Somalia through committed investment in achievement of the plan objectives, regular review of plans, and discussions with team
  • Lead the country program in strategic program development, by undertaking regular multi-sector assessments, and designing innovative approaches to respond to the needs of the population at Somalia
  • Program Development
  • Plan and oversee needs assessments and train others to assess specific needs
  • In coordination with the Country Director and the Program team, ensure the development of new program opportunities in line with IRC Somalia Strategic Plan
  • Develop programs that address longer term issues (drought and conflict mitigation, Governance, basic services etc) in Somalia, identify potential partners (local and INGOs) and donors for the same and develop quality proposals to address these needs
  • Lead the development of high-quality, needs-based project proposals in line with the IRC Program Framework
  • In coordination with technical staff, identify local NGO partners; develop and implement capacity-building protocols for the transfer of IRC skills and experience to local government and national NGO partners
  • Develop advocacy mechanisms and identify networks for coalition building
  • Provide leadership in new program/proposal development planning
  • Ensure IRC’s five core principles (Participation, Capacity Building, Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Partnership and Holistic Programming) are mainstreamed in all program activities: assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Programming

  • Provide overall leadership and management to all IRC Somalia programs, by protecting and enforcing strategic program direction and growth.
  • Monitor all programs through periodic field visits (at least 50% of time) and review sessions and ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives.
  • Training of staff on identified areas- technical and program management issues
  • Liaise with various stakeholders- local authorities, donors, NGOs, and other operational partners in Somalia through attendance in coordination meetings at cluster level and other relevant forums
  • Participate in the development of strategic work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation
  • Ensure program assessments are conducted timely in accordance with donor specific requirements, information is analyzed and shared with all stakeholders; and appropriate actions are -taken by program technical staff in collaboration with clients, and partners
  • Develop tools for the measurement of IRC Somalia program impact- development of stringent monitoring and evaluation systems

    Finance / Grant Management

  • Work with the program coordinators/ managers and the finance team to track monthly project expenditure against program budget
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions in consultation with the program managers/ coordinators and field teams
  • Assist in budget development with the field teams and program managers/ coordinators in consultation with finance and operations departments
  • Review all program donor reports and new project proposals in collaboration with the program department, technical coordinators, operations and finance departments; ensure completeness, quality and timely submission Operations
  • Encourage constructive and productive communication between program and operations staff to guarantee timely service
  • Ensure program compliance with internal control procedures
  • Be aware and adhere to security protocols for the organization in line with the Security Management Plan for the country program

    Human Resources

  • Facilitate the conceptual, managerial, organizational and technical capacities of IRC staff to effectively contribute to the achievements of the program objectives and develop within the organization.
  • Directly supervise 5-6 program staff (program managers/ coordinators). Matrix manage field based project coordinators
  • Coach and build capacity of program staff leading to staff retention and enhancing program quality
  • Coordinate the recruitment of all program staff, and recommend promotions, performance action for program staff in consultation with direct supervisors, Human
  • Resources and the Country Director.
  • Ensure the Performance Management System for all program staff is followed and carried out as required

    Communication, Reporting and Data Collection

  • Liaise with counterparts, UN agencies and NGOs in the field to coordinate multi-sector integrated programs, standardize sector specific activities and obtain up-to-date information for program planning and implementation.
  • Ensure IRC participation in respective sector specific coordination forums and help foster exchanges of program information, best practices and training materials with partners, involved communities and various line Government ministry officials
  • Ensure regular communication between field program teams and program department staff.
  • In coordination with the Country Director and the management team ensure effective communication mechanism is in place to facilitate access to information by all staff to enhance inclusive participation and empowering work environment
  • In coordination with the Country Director and program managers/ coordinators liaise with IRC’s Technical Units (NY and UK) for technical guidance and support on quality implementation and new program design

    Required Competencies

  • Eight years of overseas experience (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa), preferably in relief/development work with management and supervisory responsibilities in program, administration at senior management level
  • Minimum of four years of international experience in program management
  • Direct experience in building the capacity of national NGOs and working with local partners including a clear understanding of NGO capacity building
  • Experience working with and coordinating with donors including EU, ECHO, foundation donors, UN (WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR), DFID, OFDA etc. and knowledge of specific donor guidelines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures
  • Demonstrated excellence in proposal and report development and writing
  • Demonstrated excellence in human resource management, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including techniques for staff development, training, motivation, and discipline
  • Demonstrated excellence in multi-tasking, time management, and flexibility
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working within INGO finance, security and operational frameworks
  • Knowledge of best practices in project design, implementation and community participation techniques
  • The ability to take the initiative and proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively to make decisions with limited direct supervision
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software programs
  • Masters degree in relevant field (Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations, etc)
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential. Knowledge of Somali a distinct advantage
  • Willingness to travel to the field (at least 50% of time)
  • Specific Security Situation / Housing: This is an accompanied position based 50% time in Nairobi and staff member is entitled for benefits in line with IRC international staff policy.

    How to Apply

    Look at; Deputy Director Programs, Somalia to apply online.

    13. Vacancy: Registered Nurse

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

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

    Key Responsibilities

    The nurse directly reports to the Nursing officer in charge and will carry out the following duties:

    Programming

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

    Reporting and communication

  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients at the hospital and health posts(MCH clinics)
  • Compile and submit weekly and monthly HIS reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies. Operations
  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital nursing officer in charge.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. Key Result Areas
  • Organization of nursing care services within the allocated ward/health post.

    Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Look at; Registered Nurse to apply online.

    14. Vacancy: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The Health & Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for the vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of IRC’s health and Nutrition program in Kenya.

    The HNC will provide technical support to the health and nutrition program for project design, proposal development and reporting, ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning.

    The HNC will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the MoH, County relevant County Government officials in project areas, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC strategic objectives for the health sector.

    The position is based in Nairobi with 60% frequent visits to the field program sites. S/he reports to the Deputy Director – Programs (DDP).

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program Management:

  • Provide technical supervision and guidance of all IRC health and nutrition projects.
  • Extend technical support and supervision to the IRC’s implementing partners as the need arises.
  • Ensure that the health and nutrition projects in Kenya utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Ministry of Health, Kenya, UNHCR, SPHERE, and WHO health standards in emergencies.
  • Ensure that all activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Participate in the development of annual program budgets;
  • Ensure implementation of Health and Nutrition related activities in line with approved budgets and spending plans.
  • Where necessary, in collaboration with program managers, revise plans and budgets to maintain program quality and progress; work with the Grants Coordinator to ensure all program activities are implemented in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by setting up quality assurance mechanisms

    Technical Monitoring and Program Quality:

  • Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC Kenya health and nutrition programming activities;
  • Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all health and nutrition programs in line with IRC’s REL (Research, Evaluation & Learning) guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements;
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of all health projects are met with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) follow up, including any required operational research, with technical support from the Health Information Management team in New York Health Unit and the Country Technical Advisors for health and nutrition as needed.
  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health and nutrition programs in Kenya.
  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
  • Lead technical assessments as a basis for primary health care and nutrition program development.
  • Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary;
  • Coordinate and develop project proposals for the IRC Kenya Health & Nutrition
  • Program in close collaboration with the Health Technical Unit in New York.

    Staff Development:

  • Participate in the development of staff development plans for health staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and contribute to the training of health staff (mentoring, as well as formal trainings).
  • Develop/organize training opportunities to build the capacity of the health staff and local partners in order to transfer skills. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Provide technical support and participate in reviewing health program staff performance reviews

    Business Development and Fundraising:

  • Proactively look for funding opportunities for Health and Nutrition programming in Kenya.
  • Write timely and quality proposals and review donor reports in collaboration with Program Managers, other Technical Coordinators and the Health and Nutrition Technical Advisors.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local and international organizations, where possible.

    Coordination, Representation and Advocacy:

  • Represent IRC Kenya in external Health and Nutrition related forums; actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Kenya including donors, government actors, UN agencies (especially UNHCR), international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors; identify health and nutrition related advocacy issues in consultation with the country management.

    Others

  • Provide leadership and direction on integration of health and nutrition activities with other sectors including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, WASH, livelihoods and women protection;
  • work with relevant stakeholders to conduct operational research and document and disseminate lessons learnt.

    Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:

  • Degree in Health e.g. MBChB, MD
  • Advanced degree in Public health is highly recommended.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in primary health and nutrition programs in resource poor settings with at least 3 years in project management position.
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Experience and competency in proposal development, report writing and grant management.
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, email and database (HMIS, PEPFAR database, EPI-Info) experience.
  • Strong communication, people management and analytical skills.
  • Strong management, assessment, project planning, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, spoken and written- a must
  • Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility
  • Experience of and ability to work in complex emergency.
  • Training and competency in LQAS, SPSS, SQUEAC and SMART methodology for conducting surveys is an added advantage.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

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

    How to Apply

    Look at; Health and Nutrition Coordinator to apply online.

    15. Vacancy: WPE / GBV Officer

    Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The GBV officer will support the successful implementation of both psychosocial and outreach, and will be responsible for the provision of quality case management including direct counseling to GBV survivors as well as technically supervising outreach activities.

    In collaboration with the WPE manager and other WPE/GBV officers will support in the provision of training and supervising GBV Community Workers to respond to cases of GBV in the camp and ensure effective case management.

    This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for community workers and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services.

    The officer will also closely support in organizing calendar events.

    Key Responsibilities

    Case Management

  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the IRC’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Document client information through accurate filling of intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
  • Support the maintenance of the IRC’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
  • Ensure the GBVIMS is accurately updated on a regular basis
  • Ethically and confidentially collect and store GBV data.
  • Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on trends and work with the GBV Manager to disseminate information to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and help to ensure that GBV community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Participate in preparation of all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s psychosocial activities.

    Training, Mentorship and couching

  • Supervise and provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to community workers directly involved with the psychosocial component of the International Rescue Committee’s GBV programme.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding psychosocial and outreach activities to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training of community workers.
  • Training topics should include active listening and effective communication, action and safety planning, GBV guiding principles, GBV basic concepts, and other related topics

    External Capacity Building

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners, attend sub cluster meetings such as shelter, water, sanitation to advocate for the needs of women and girls and work with partners to adhere to the IASC guidelines on GBV programming across sectors.
  • At the Dadaab level, support trainings to refugee staff across camps to ensure they develop skills on GBV that meets best practice and is able to respond to the complex needs of the situation
  • Train IRC health staff and other relevant programs including security personnel on how best to deal with survivors they encounter and ensure they are aware of the GBV referral systems
  • Provide basic one day trainings on PSEA and GBV to partners’ refugee staff as required.
  • Conduct a mapping of community structures and select key structures for training and support to drive their involvement in GBV programming in Kambioos and Hagadera.

    Coordination and Networking

  • Strengthen and maintain networks through other service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors).
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors) Monitor monthly community outreach plan with community workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls.

    Partnership Development

  • Development of referral networks between partners implementing GBV and implementation of referral pathways
  • Assist the GBV program manager on technical review of partner’s reports on psychosocial component
  • Assist the GBV manager in planning and organizing for review workshops with partners on the partnership, IRC partnership approach and principles.
  • Support trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas peer learning between IRC and the local partner.

    Others

  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IRC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere and uphold the IRC Way (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work.

    Key Result Areas

    The GBV/ WPE Kenya programme goal is to enhance survivor’s utilization of quality services responsive to their needs and strengthen community-based structures and solutions to better protect women and girls, promote their empowerment to access opportunities, services, and support.

  • The GBV officer will oversee psychosocial activities and provide technical support to outreach team towards achieving the following program objectives;
  • To improve survivors’ access to timely, holistic and quality case management
  • Strengthen engagement with communities to act in the best interests of women and girls
  • Provide mentorship and close supervision to the women and girls activities at the women centers
  • Leverage partnerships and experience to advocate for priorities of women and girls

    Required Qualifications:

  • Higher diploma in counseling and/or psychology.
  • A Social Science or related degree is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Having worked in a hardship zone /environment

    Required Qualification & Competencies

  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV Community Workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Willing to work in a hardship area.
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

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

    How to Apply

    Look at; WPE / GBV Officer to apply online.

    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.

    In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.

    IRC 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 May 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, c