Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Invoicing Accountant

A company dealing with importation and distribution of beverages throughout Kenya wishes to recruit a highly proactive, self driven individual to fill the position of Invoicing Accountant.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Timely generation of invoices upon receipt of duly approved LPO’s and running accurate sales report at the end of each day.
  • Maintaining a file for all invoices raised and ensure the file copy has been fully acknowledged by the customer as proof that goods have been received.
  • Ensure all the invoices, credit notes or debit notes copies from the customer have been fully acknowledged and stamped before filing.
Person Specifications:
  • A graduate in a numerical discipline
  • Ordinary level certificate
  • CPA Part II
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a busy accounts office
  • A self motivated individual with a ‘can do attitude’
  • Ability to collate, comprehend and compute basic financial data
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, peers and seniors
  • Must possess appropriate professional accounting qualifications and must be competent in the use of accounting spreadsheets
Qualified and interested applicants may send their applications and CV’s to the following address so as to be received latest by 1st September 2011:

firmrecruits@gmail.com

Product Development Manager and Assistant Managers, Monitoring & Evaluation and HR & Administration Jobs

Our client, a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East African region, COMESA, and external markets, is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary talents with exceptional leadership and change management skills in the following positions.

Manager, Product Development

General Scope of the Job:


The Manager, Product Development will facilitate effective product development among producers. He /She will be responsible for developing product roadmaps that ensures development and testing of high quality, high value products/ services that can be successfully marketed to consumers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and undertake supply surveys and implement sectoral interventions.
  • Develop and implement product design and development programs.
  • Undertake product studies and implement recommended interventions e.g.: Initiate and coordinate sector specific dissemination workshops/seminars.
  • Secretary to specific sector panels and in charge of developing the sector positional papers in liaison with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Interface closely with the exporting community and establish programs for adaptation of existing/new products in a specific sector to meet international market requirements.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients and qualify enterprises for export marketing;
  • Provide or arrange for technical assistance in product design and costing;
Qualification and experience
  • The ideal candidate must be a senior manager with at least seven (7) years experience in export trade development and promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.
Assistant Manager, Small and Medium Enterprise Development

General Scope of the Job


The Assistant Manager Small and Medium Enterprise Development will be responsible for mainstreaming SMEs into the export sector, champion market-led product development among exporters to facilitate effective organization and participation in export market development activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement SME support programs with special emphasis to disadvantaged groups including women and youths
  • Undertake diagnostic studies and supply surveys to establish the country’s capacity for export business
  • Develop and implement product design and development programmes for improved export competitiveness.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients to take advantage of market opportunities
  • Facilitate SMEs in developing export marketing plans for effective penetration into the export markets.
  • Establish mechanism for export coaching for SMEs through smart networks
Qualification and experience

  • The ideal candidate must have at least seven (7) years experience in SME development and trade promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.

Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation

General Scope of the Job:


The Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation system at management level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Revising the Council activities hierarchy and log frame matrix (activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Determining information needs of management, government, implementing partners, the cooperating institutions and funding agencies
  • Reviewing existing social and economic data for the activities areas to assess if it can provide good baseline data for impact evaluation, identifying gaps to be filled
  • Designing the format and procedures for operational monitoring
  • Reviewing existing M&E and management information systems of implementing partners and identifying where support is needed
  • Reviewing monitoring reports to assess interim impacts and identify causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation
  • Undertaking and facilitating others to implement the M&E plan, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, format and analytical processes 
Qualification and experience
  • Degree statistics/econometrics or relevant discipline
  • At least three years of experience in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or analysis and computer experience, training, facilitation and communication skills, and M&E design experience.
  • Ability to organize and train office staff
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, government priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities.
Assistant Manager, Human Resources and Administration

General Scope of the Job


To ensure sound human resources and administrative systems are in place for smooth, efficient and effective delivery of service

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage staff relationships and reinforce internal synergy to enhance performance.
  • Source and develop talent to respond to company needs.
  • Undertake competency modelling to satisfy evolving organizational capabilities.
  • Undertake O & M and human resource planning to meet operational requirements.
  • Manage labour relations for industrial harmony.
  • Implement Health and Safety standards to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Administer staff benefits and welfare matters to boost staff motivation levels.
  • Manage security and office services to facilitate company operations.
  • Effect employee separation procedures i.e. dismissals, retirement and resignation to safeguard Council and employee interests.
Qualification and experience required
  • Degree in Social Sciences,
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, IHRM (K),
  • At least 7 years in Human Resource Management in a large reputable institution
  • Good communication, negotiation, counselling, interpersonal and people management skills
Executive Selection Services
Federation of Kenya Employers
Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani
P.O Box 48311 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email ess@fke-kenya.org
www.fke-kenya.org

Product Development Manager and Assistant Managers, Monitoring & Evaluation and HR & Administration Jobs

Our client, a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East African region, COMESA, and external markets, is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary talents with exceptional leadership and change management skills in the following positions.

Manager, Product Development

General Scope of the Job:


The Manager, Product Development will facilitate effective product development among producers. He /She will be responsible for developing product roadmaps that ensures development and testing of high quality, high value products/ services that can be successfully marketed to consumers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and undertake supply surveys and implement sectoral interventions.
  • Develop and implement product design and development programs.
  • Undertake product studies and implement recommended interventions e.g.: Initiate and coordinate sector specific dissemination workshops/seminars.
  • Secretary to specific sector panels and in charge of developing the sector positional papers in liaison with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Interface closely with the exporting community and establish programs for adaptation of existing/new products in a specific sector to meet international market requirements.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients and qualify enterprises for export marketing;
  • Provide or arrange for technical assistance in product design and costing;
Qualification and experience
  • The ideal candidate must be a senior manager with at least seven (7) years experience in export trade development and promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.
Assistant Manager, Small and Medium Enterprise Development

General Scope of the Job


The Assistant Manager Small and Medium Enterprise Development will be responsible for mainstreaming SMEs into the export sector, champion market-led product development among exporters to facilitate effective organization and participation in export market development activities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement SME support programs with special emphasis to disadvantaged groups including women and youths
  • Undertake diagnostic studies and supply surveys to establish the country’s capacity for export business
  • Develop and implement product design and development programmes for improved export competitiveness.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients to take advantage of market opportunities
  • Facilitate SMEs in developing export marketing plans for effective penetration into the export markets.
  • Establish mechanism for export coaching for SMEs through smart networks
Qualification and experience
  • The ideal candidate must have at least seven (7) years experience in SME development and trade promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.
Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation

General Scope of the Job:


The Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation system at management level.

Key Responsibilities
  • Revising the Council activities hierarchy and log frame matrix (activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Determining information needs of management, government, implementing partners, the cooperating institutions and funding agencies
  • Reviewing existing social and economic data for the activities areas to assess if it can provide good baseline data for impact evaluation, identifying gaps to be filled
  • Designing the format and procedures for operational monitoring
  • Reviewing existing M&E and management information systems of implementing partners and identifying where support is needed
  • Reviewing monitoring reports to assess interim impacts and identify causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation
  • Undertaking and facilitating others to implement the M&E plan, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, format and analytical processes 
Qualification and experience
  • Degree statistics/econometrics or relevant discipline
  • At least three years of experience in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or analysis and computer experience, training, facilitation and communication skills, and M&E design experience.
  • Ability to organize and train office staff
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, government priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities.
Assistant Manager, Human Resources and Administration

General Scope of the Job


To ensure sound human resources and administrative systems are in place for smooth, efficient and effective delivery of service

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage staff relationships and reinforce internal synergy to enhance performance.
  • Source and develop talent to respond to company needs.
  • Undertake competency modelling to satisfy evolving organizational capabilities.
  • Undertake O & M and human resource planning to meet operational requirements.
  • Manage labour relations for industrial harmony.
  • Implement Health and Safety standards to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Administer staff benefits and welfare matters to boost staff motivation levels.
  • Manage security and office services to facilitate company operations.
  • Effect employee separation procedures i.e. dismissals, retirement and resignation to safeguard Council and employee interests.
Qualification and experience required
  • Degree in Social Sciences,
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, IHRM (K),
  • At least 7 years in Human Resource Management in a large reputable institution
  • Good communication, negotiation, counselling, interpersonal and people management skills
Executive Selection Services
Federation of Kenya Employers
Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani
P.O Box 48311 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email ess@fke-kenya.org
www.fke-kenya.org

Secretary - Buruburu, Nairobi, Kenya

Buru Buru Girls Secondary School seeks to fill the position of Secretary.

Qualifications
  • K.C.S.E C+ and above
  • Working experience in MS - Word and MS - Excel. A diploma in IT and Shorthand will be an added advantage.
  • Secretarial studies and office practice certificate from a recognized Institution offered by KNEC Level III.
  • A course on Human Resource or any other related course.
  • Experience - 5 years and above. Those who have worked in a School office have an added advantage.
All Applications to be sent through e-mail buruburugirls@yahoo.com

Applications to be received latest 6th September, 2011.

Production Supervisor

Orion East Africa Ltd is a manufacturing company specializing in plant health products for both local and export markets. The company has been operational in Kenya for more than 22 years and has now expanded into Environmental Management and Input Financing.

Orion East Africa is looking for a hands-on and motivated team player to take up the position of a Production Supervisor. The role holder will drive production excellence to ensure a continuous high quality supply of New and existing Products.

The incumbent must possess a unique blend of formulation prowess and must enjoy spending time in the production floor to understand the problems and find innovative solutions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing the entire product formulation activities.
  • Establish a profound understanding of the science of products and process.
  • Develop appropriate Qualitative and Quantitative Formula (QQF) for the Products in Question.
Other Responsibilities
  • Formulate new Biological plant health products.
  • Oversee production operations including safety standards maintenance, SOPs.
  • Develop extractions, purification and standardization methods for active compounds.
  • Formulate chemistry, powders, liquids and reverse engineering competitor products.
  • Develop and oversee Q/A and standardization protocols.
Requirements
  • Capable product chemist (Higher Diploma Level)
  • Strong analytical skills (Chemistry, Pharmacology and Plant Science)
  • Ability to handle Rotary Evaporators, Super Critical C02.
  • At least 2 years hands on experience in the paint industry
  • An Effective Communicator, Team Player & Motivator
  • One with a mature and realistic approach towards job related assignments
  • Ability to lead a production team
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application and detailed CV including current contacts of three referees to:

Director Human Resource & Administration
Orion East Africa Ltd,
P.O. Box 10170 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Application Closing Date: 23rd September 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Nurse - Dadaab, Kenya

Nurse – Supervision of 1 Health Post (nutrition activities)
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

Currently, MSF-CH has vacant post(s) and wishes to recruit suitable candidate as Nurse for the supervision of one Health Post for the nutrition activities

This position is opened for Kenyan.

Function Nurse for supervision of one Health post

Starting date: September 2011

Location: Dagahaley, Dadaab - Kenya

Main responsibilities:
  • Ensure the supervision of the medical staff and the quality of the health care provided
  • Ensure the supervision of the medical activities
  • Follow up of the medical staff
Recruitment criteria:
  • Nursing diploma
  • Previous experience as supervisor demanded
  • Somali language demanded
  • Flexible and autonomous
Application:

Please send your letter of motivation mentioning on the envelope “Technical Ass. (Water distribution)” to:

Field Administrator
MSF Switzerland
P.O.Box 25091,00603
Dagahaley, Dadaab

Deadline for applications: September 4, 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted and the applications are not returnable

Chief Internal Auditor and Risk Manager

Kenindia Assurance Company Limited, one of the largest composite insurers in the East and Central African region is planning to recruit for the positions of Chief Internal Auditor and Risk Manager.

Candidates are expected to have professional attitude, analytical mind, positive attitude with enthusiasm and zeal to contribute to the organizational growth and achievement of goals besides the following qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications for Chief Internal Auditor
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, commerce, accounting, finance or economics. Those with Masters degree in Accounting or Finance will be given preference.
  • Must be a qualified ACII, AIII or Dip. IIK and a member of the relevant professional body.
  • Anyone pursuing these professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA (K), ACCA, ACA is a must.
  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant professional experience in the areas of accounting and audit in large and reputable organisations with strong internal control frameworks and computerized accounting systems, preferably in insurance companies.
  • Must be comfortable working in a computerized business environment with the required proficiency in computerized accounting, underwriting, claims management and record keeping systems.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications are needed
  • Minimum age 35 years.
Minimum Qualifications for Risk Manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of engineering or postgraduate degree in Management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Must be qualified ACI1, Aill or Dip. IlK and a member of the relevant professional body.
  • Anyone pursuing these professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience in the insurance industry or in the manufacturing / commercial organisation with exposure to Risk Management.
  • Must be comfortable working in a computerized business environment and have good presentation skills and an analytical mind.
  • Minimum age 35 years.
You should send your detailed CV (with two photographs) stating full details of qualifications and areas of work experience along with the current and expected remuneration in a sealed envelope on or before September, 2011 to the following address:

HR Department, (To the attention of Ms. Laura)
Kenindia Assurance Company Ltd.
8th Floor, Kenindia House, Loita Street,
P.O. Box 44372 00100,
Nairobi

Please note that only those candidates short listed for interview will be contacted.

Workshop Manager

Candidates should be a holder of either a degree or higher national diploma in Electrical / Mechanical engineering or its equivalent.

Minimum 5 years in the management of an outfit servicing and repair of industrial plant, construction, lifting equipment and power generators.

Must be a hands on professional.

Applications and detailed CV must reach the undersigned by the close of business on

The Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 30378 (00100)
Nairobi

Or emailed to careers.achelis@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted 12th September, 2011

Partner - Transaction Advisory Services

Job Ref. MN 5040


Our client, one of Kenya’s leading professional services firms focused on providing assurance, tax and advisory services, wishes to recruit a Partner who will be in charge of the Transaction Advisory Services line of business.


The Transaction Advisory Services team works with a wide range of clients to help them make better and more informed decisions about how they strategically manage capital and transactions in a changing world.


The key objective of the business line is to help businesses drive competitive advantage by proactively managing their capital agenda which determines how they strategically raise, invest, preserve and optimize their capital.


This position will be based in Nairobi and will oversee teams based in a cluster of several countries in Eastern Africa.


The Partner role will entail providing overall leadership to a team of highly dedicated professionals to respond to the client’s capital agenda, ensuring that the team is highly motivated and actively participating in business development initiatives.


Job Profile

  • Driving cross border and cross service line collaboration and working including teaming across borders to develop the client base/market share and grow revenue for the business line.
  • Interacting with key client executives and engaging them on their capital agenda issues and where appropriate, the full spectrum of the firm’s knowledge and collateral.
  • Building the team to attract and develop the best people by proactively participating in reinforcing and strengthening the coaching culture and demonstrating visible leadership through regular staff engagement.
  • Overseeing the efficient and effective execution of engagements including but not limited to managing the team to full capacity and profitability.
  • Delivering quality by serving the right clients and consistently adhering to quality and risk management requirements including maintaining technical and professional standards.

Person Profile

  • Masters degree preferably in a business related field from a recognised university.
  • Membership in a professional accounting and or financial analysis association (s).
  • Over fifteen years work experience with a minimum of five years at executive management level in a professional services firm or investment bank.
  • Minimum of ten years experience in lead transaction advisory coupled with vast expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital and debt advisory, project finance, restructuring, due diligence reviews, valuations and financial modelling.
  • Knowledge of the East African market.
  • Ability to grow and sustain revenue of the business line.
  • Ability to sustain long term client relationships.
  • Ability to identify, pursue, win and manage priority engagements across borders.
  • Ability to coach and mentor to build and develop the team and support a culture of continuous learning and feedback.
  • Effective networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal,relationship building and communication skills.

If you have the requisite qualifications, skills, experience and the passion to lead an already established business line with a high potential for growth send your application including a detailed curriculum vitae and day time telephone.


Our client is an equal opportunities employer and friends or relatives of qualified East Africans in the diaspora may draw their attention to this very high profile position.


The position provides an opportunity for an attractive financial reward and career development.


Please also summarize yourself as follows:

  • Job Ref. No.
  • Your Name
  • Current/Past Salary: Year 2010 p.m / Year 2011 p.m
  • Year 2011 Benefits: If house, state market rent, If car state cc.

Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 12 Noon 16th September 2011. Limit email to maximum 3 pages A4 size CV and no attachments. Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.


Send to:


Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,
P.O. Box 50736-00200, Nairobi.
Email: recruit@manpowerkenya.com

Nominee of the Defence Council to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Republic of Kenya

Office of the President

Ministry of State for Defence

Invitation for Applications

Nominee of the Defence Council to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Ref No. MOSD/11/18A


Pursuant to the provision of Article 230 (2) (b) (i) of the Constitution and sections 6 and 7 of the Salaries and Remuneration Act, 2011 (No. 10 of 2011) the Parliamentary Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be nominated to represent the Defence Council in the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

A person is qualified for appointment as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission if the person:-
  • a) is a Kenyan citizen 

  • b) holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya; 

  • c) has knowledge and at least ten years’ experience in either – 

  • (i) finance and administration 

  • (ii) public management 

  • (iii) economics 

  • (iv) human resource management, or 

  • (v) labour laws 

  • d) meets the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and 

  • e) has had a distinguished career in their respective fields. 

A person is not qualified for the appointment as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission if the person:-
  • a) is a member of parliament or of a county assembly; 

  • b) is a member of a governing body of a political party; 

  • c) is a member of local authority; 

  • d) is a undischarged bankrupt; or 

  • e) has been removed from the office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution or any other law. 
Applications accompanied with the detailed curriculum vitae should be forwarded to the

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of State for Defence,
P O Box 40668 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

or hand delivered to the Ulinzi House Gate along Lenana Road

on or before Tuesday 6 September 2011.

Amb N Kirui, CBS
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of State for Defence

Power Builder, C++ Analyst Developer

An international firm dealing in consultancy, project development, systems development, and implementation among others is looking for suitable candidates to be incorporated immediately for the following position.

Power Builder, C++ Analyst Developer

Key Requirements:
  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Working experience as a system analyst/developer in a busy IT development environment
  • Knowledge and experience in Power Builder and/or C++
  • Logical and physical data modeling, relational databases – PL SQL & Oracle database management
  • Experience of developing under Unix/Linux platform
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Desire to continually learning new skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to anticipate and manage change
Responsibilities:
  • To carry out full business requirements
  • To collect, classify and analyze business requirements documentation
  • To create high level solution designs
  • To collaboratively develop test driven functional specifications
  • To develop business solutions/applications
  • To generate process documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills.
All applicants must be ready to take up assignments within Africa and other parts of the world

If you are ready for the challenge and posses the required qualifications, kindly submit your application including your curriculum vitae to the following email: kenya.recruitment@gmail.com.

Proof of academic certificates and testimonials will be required for the interviews.

Applications to be sent by 10th September 2011

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Account Manager

We are recruiting for our client, an advertising company.

The Account Manager is a sales position responsible for growing and maintaining client relationships as well as to meet set sales targets.

Reporting

This person will report to the Sales and Marketing Manager.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Generation of new leads
  • New business Development (sales) and Account Management (client relationship management)
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities within existing client accounts
  • Responsible for the full sales cycle and achieving sales targets.
  • In depth knowledge of media monitoring solutions
  • Pitching or making presentations to clients
  • Preparation of Sales documentation
  • Develop a sales strategy
  • Deliver on customer excellence
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A University Degree preferably in Marketing and/or Professional Qualification in sales and marketing
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Account management experience is essential
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to communicate in an engaging and persuasive manner
  • Excellent command of the English language both spoken and written
  • Proven Sales and marketing experience
  • Self motivated, reliable & outgoing individual
  • Excellent Customer Services skills
  • Ability to deal with different type of clients with tact
  • Computer literate (MS Office)
How to apply

Please send your CV and Application letter to recruitment@fanisi.net by 6th September 2011.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Dealer Accounts Assistant and Dealer Sales Agents


A leading Safaricom Dealer with an established network across the country is seeking applications from individuals to fill the following positions:

Accounts Assistant

The main purpose of this position is to provide day-to-day bookkeeping support for the company; and to assist in financial reporting and monitoring.

Minimum Criteria
  • Minimum holder of CPA 2, with suitable experience of 1-2 years within Finance/Accounts
  • Financial and numeracy skills including high levels of accuracy
  • Experience of business and financial monitoring
  • Strong organizational skills including proven ability to prioritize and work to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • IT skills including a self-sufficiency using a range of software packages
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
Dealer Sales Agents

This is a commission based sales position based in dealer outlets spread across the country in the following regions: Central, Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, Nairobi and Eastern province.

We are seeking applications from individuals with the following qualities
  • Energy and passion to sell and achieve sales targets
  • Completed ‘O’ Level education
  • Age – 23 years and above
  • Knowledge of local geographical area (please indicate preferred location in job application)
  • Strong communication skills with ability to persuade clients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Should be flexible and highly mobile to undertake field sales activities
Successful candidates will be required to provide credible guarantors and references.

Please mail applications to:

DN/A 1087
P.O. Box 49010 - 00100
Nairobi

Emergency Project Manager - Marsabit

CARE International in Kenya seeks to recruit an Emergency Project Manager for its Emergency Drought Impact Reduction project in Marsabit.

Ref: EPM/08/2011

Based in Marsabit

Six Months Contract

Reporting to the National Emergency Coordinator, the Project Manager shall provide technical and operational oversight to the overall implementation of the CARE Kenya’s Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) funded drought response project in Marsabit.

The emergency project will run for six months with a possible extension to a phase II of nine months.

The project has Watsan and livelihood components, Watsan component focuses on improved access to safe water and hygiene practices among the drought affected communities while the livelihood component focuses on improved income security to the affected community through cash transfers and the cash for work.

The project manager will oversee the day to day management of the project that will lead to the successful project completion within the stipulated time frame while adhering to the highest standard of emergency accountability according to the CARE Humanitarian Accountability
Framework (HAF).

Applications:

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters quoting reference number on the subject field together with detailed C.V with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by Tuesday 6th September, 2011 to

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya.
Email: vacancies@care.or.ke

For further details on minimum requirements, please visit our website: www.care.or.ke.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Warning to all applicants:

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Nominee of the Judicial Service Commission to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Republic of Kenya

The Judicial Service Commission

Invitation for Applications

Nominee of the Judicial Service Commission to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Ref. No. V/NO.7/2011


Pursuant to the provisions of Article 230 (2) (b) (iii) of the Constitution and sections 6 and 7 of the Salaries and Remuneration Act, 2011 (No. 10 of 2011) the Judicial Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be nominated to represent the Judicial Service Commission in the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

A person is qualified for appointment as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission if the person:-
  • a) holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya; 

  • b) has knowledge and at least ten years’ experience in either – 

  • (i) finance and administration; 

  • (ii) public management; 

  • (iii) economics; 

  • (iv) human resource management; or 

  • (v) labour laws. 

  • c) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; 

  • d) has had a distinguished career in their respective fields, and 

  • e) should be someone who understands the historic needs of the Judiciary and capable of representing the interests of the Judicial Service Commission and the Judiciary. 
A person is not qualified for appointment as a member of the Salaries Remuneration Commission if the person:-
  • a) is a member of the Judicial Service Commission; 

  • b) is a member of the Judiciary; 

  • c) is an undischarged bankrupt; or 

  • d) has been removed from office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution or any other law. 

Applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae should be hand-delivered to –

The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission,
P.O. Box 30041 – 00100, Nairobi,

Or emailed to jsc@judiciary.go.ke or reghck@judiciary.go.ke

The applications should clearly state, on the envelope (if any) and in the application letter, the reference number and the position applied for, as cited above.

The application should reach the Commission within a period of twenty one (21) days from the date of this advertisement.

Hon. Justice Dr. Willy M. Mutunga, S.C.,
Chairman,

Judicial Service Commission.

Office Administrators CV Requests

This is an open position.

We get urgent requests for Administrators and would like to have CVs in our database.

Primary Responsibilities
  • General Office administration
  • Custodian of office resources, stationery etc
  • Ensure that the office is running efficiently and to high standards in terms of cleanliness, fixtures & general supplies
  • Assist other departments with their administrative requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers and customers to maintain a good working relationship
  • Maintain a database of all the key as well as potential customers
  • Maintain company data efficiently and confidentially
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in office management/business administration
  • 1 year experience in a similar position
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Internet and e-mail, typing skills)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be organised and reliable
  • Good team player
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
How to apply

Please send your CV and Application letter to recruitment@fanisi.net by 6th September 2011.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

IwayAfrica Accepting CV’s in Kenya 2011

Providing the best in global technology and infrastructure requires the best expertise in the industry. By acquiring high-level skills, iWayAfrica can bring innovative technology and next-generation solutions to our customers . We have a proven track record. Ask our loyalcustomers .

Thank you for your interest in a careerat iWayAfrica . There are currently no positions being advertised. Please check back later for further positions as they become available or please send us a copy of your professional resume by e-mail to keep on file should any position become avaliable:

Email address vacancies@iwayafrica.net

Please note, should you not receive communication from us within a 1 week after you submit your electronic application, consider it unsuccessful.

Technical Sales Representative

Our client dealing with sales and service of scientific laboratory equipment for both public and private sector across the E.A requires a suitable candidate to fill in the following position.

Position: Technical Sales Representative (3 posts)

Department: Sales and marketing

Supervised by: Sales and Marketing Manager

Job Objective/Summary


Collective and individual responsibility for the development and performance of all sales
activities in assigned region.

Provide leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.

Establish plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Soliciting for orders from new customers and build relationships to encourage new and repeat business opportunities.
  • Manage full process of the sales from cold calling, presenting, negotiating and closing deals.
  • Regularly visit clients to ensure sustenance of a good relationship.
  • Giving feedback to the management and advising accordingly.
  • Preparation of quotations and Tenders for potential customers
  • Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly sales reports.
  • Responsible for client relations and meeting clients’ expectations.
  • Develop strategies and programs that position the brand accurately in the market segment
  • Handle all aspects of the market entry, penetration and growth.
  • Continually enhance revenue generation activities through market research
  • Developing, coordinating and managing of new and existing clients account
  • Promote positive relations with partners and distributors
  • Analyzing the market environment i.e. analyzing other competitor’s prices, the amount of demand and supply in the market.
Qualification
  • A minimum diploma in physical chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in marketing from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • 2-3 years working experience in selling lab equipments.
  • A valid driving license
  • Age 26-35 years
  • Good personality and aggressive
  • Good speech and communication skills
  • Self driven and able to meet strict deadlines.
Interested and qualified candidates can sent there resume, indicating current and expected salary to recruitment@workforceassociates.net, until the position is filled.

On the subject line indicate TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE.

Executive Secretary

Job Description for Executive Secretary

Will often be privy to very confidential information and therefore must be able to work with sensitive information in a professional and confidential manner.

He or she will be required to relay information accurate through phone conversations, messages, emails and other forms of communication.

The executive secretary should possess excellent communication skills both verbally and in written form, should be very organized and logical, and should be able to multi-task and work on several big and small projects at one time.

The executive secretary is responsible for processing all correspondence from the CEO as well as opening and prioritizing all incoming information.

She or he will also maintain records of all documentation, file materials, manage data entry and even set up databases and other relevant data information.

Word processing skills, spreadsheet and database experience is also essential.

Common work activities include:
  • Opening, sorting and categorizing all incoming information to the department and getting it to the appropriate people in a timely fashion.
  • Processing all outgoing communication in the form of emails, letters, voice messages or other forms of communication.
  • Scheduling appointments, meetings and personal appearances by the CEO
  • Duplicating, filing, recording and logging of data shared between companies.
  • Answering phones, providing information and processing messages for the CEO.
  • Supervising any support staff and ensuring all office policies and procedures are being implemented.
Skills & competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • Highly organized and flexible
  • Ability to multitask and meet changing deadlines
  • Must be self directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
  • Maintains staff confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of email, scheduling, spreadsheets and presentation software
Educational and Professional Requirements
  • 4 Years or more related experience serving as an executive secretary
  • Minimum: Diploma in Business related course OR a Degree in Business Administration
If you meet the above qualifications and are ready to work in a dynamic organization,send your CV to bmideva@fep-group.com on or before 5th September.

Note: The above position is quite urgent and needs to be filled immediately.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Head of Strategy & Business Development

Our client, through its subsidiaries is a fast growing player in the Construction and Engineering sector and is exploring opportunities in the Real Estate and Telecommunication sectors.

They are passionate about service value-addition to their clients, focused on delivering high quality, innovative solutions and committed to DOING BUSINESS GOD’S WAY.

They seek to fill the position of Head of Strategy and Business Development.

Overall purpose of the role

Reporting to the Group CEO, the incumbent will be responsible for formulating and implementing the strategic plan aimed at growing the business to achieve set objectives and drive the business growth and expansion strategy.

He/ she will also be responsible for the business development arm including delivering business sales targets.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing the business development and marketing strategies
  • Support and facilitate development and implementation of annual budgets for the department.
  • Provide statistical information and market intelligence reports on trends relevant to the group
  • Work with the Business Development teams to identify and segment the target markets for the group and ensure that appropriate products/services are developed for each of these segments.
  • Creating and maintaining critical data on customer profiles, target markets and allocating appropriate resources accordingly.
  • Maintain existing business relationships through continuous client follow up
  • Providing monthly and quarterly reports on sales and marketing performance against budgets, competition and market conditions
  • Design and coordinate an integrated marketing & communications strategy to sustain the company brand.
  • Identify business opportunities within the East African market and develop plans for translating these opportunities into business results
  • Set performance standards, manage, and motivate the sales team to achieve high productivity.
  • To be involved in any new sales pitches and proposals
  • Oversee companies’ electronic marketing efforts including supervision of Web site design and maintenance
  • Any other role as maybe assigned
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Marketing or any other business related degree.
  • Masters Degree in Commerce or Strategic Management
  • Be registered with the professional bodies such Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) or Chartered Institutes of Marketers (CIM) or any other recognized bodies.
  • Not less than 33 years of age.
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience in marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship and business development with at least 7 years in managerial position.
  • Knowledge and experience in performance management systems e.g. Balanced Score Card will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work against a sales plan and meet sales targets.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and develop products
  • Creative, with the ability to think ‘outside the box’.
  • Must be enthusiastic and results orientated with high energy and drive.
  • An outgoing, confident individual with initiative.
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 forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 5th September 2011.

Born again Christians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Farm Manager and Caretaker

Farm Manager

A medium size coffee farm is urgently looking for suitable personnel to fill the position of a Farm Manager.

Qualifications:
  • Diploma or certificate in an agricultural related field
  • At least 5 years experience in a busy coffee farm in a similar position
  • Certificate in farm management from CRF will be an added advantage
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer use and a valid driving license all classes.
Caretaker 

Urgently Wanted to take care of a block of flats
  • Must have an O’Level (fourth form) Certificate
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili
  • Certificate of good conduct.
  • Ability to act as a jack of all trades will be an added advantage.
Send CV with telephone contacts to:

The Managing Director
P.O. Box 3006 - 00200 Nairobi Kenya
by 5th September 2011

Nation Media Group - IT Pre-press Technician

Nation Media Group, the leading Multi Media house in East and Central Africa is searching for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Pre-press Technician in the IT department.

We invite candidates who are innovative, performance driven and possess excellent transferrable skills with good track record of achievement in past roles.

The Pre-press Technician will work with a team of Pre-press technicians to provide first level support services to our internal customers.

He/ She will report to the Business Systems Supervisor.

Key result areas will include:

  • Create and configure Production Plans;
  • Administer page pairing and colour separation processes;
  • Transmit publications to printing press;
  • Provide support to Editorial, Advertising and Production staff;
  • Prepare and distribute daily Prepress Reports;
  • Administer, configure and support existing Publishing and Prepress systems;
  • Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of publishing and prepress systems;
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability;
  • Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreement KPIs; and
  • Play an active role in the planning and implementation of IT related projects.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • Higher Diploma or Diploma in Printing Technology or equivalent;
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign;
  • Minimum experience of one year; and
  • Knowledge of Agfa or Kodak Prepress systems will be an added advantage.
This position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 31 August 2011.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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