Friday, 30 September 2011

Marketing Manager Job Vacancy - Distribution Company


Our client, a distribution company, requires a suitable candidate to fill in the following position:

Job Title: Marketing Manager

Reporting To: Director

Summary:

Provide leadership and coordination of the company’s marketing function so as to balance the firm’s objectives and customer satisfaction.

Specific Performance Standards

1. Creative Marketing Strategies
  • Develop strategies and programs that position the brand accurately in the market segment.
  • Implement the program and strategies.
  • Develop and implement schemes aimed at building customer loyalty
  • Develop ways of tapping into the target segment market
  • Identify growing market, emerging market, untapped market etc
  • Generate and coordinate persuasive communication content for the customers
2. Market Research
  • Research market trends in order to identify the market potential for the product.
  • Handle all aspects of the market entry, penetration and growth.
  • Continually enhance revenue generation activities through market research
3. Managing Marketing Budget
  • Plan and administer the company marketing budget.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage projects.
  • Perform any other duties that he/she maybe assigned relating to marketing.
Qualification
  • Have strong communications skills both oral and written
  • Must be self driven and able to meet deadlines
  • High level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and a “can do” attitude
  • Minimum age of 25 years
  • Must be self-driven and able to meet deadlines
  • High level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and a “can do” attitude
  • A minimum of a professional diploma in marketing, a degree in the same field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in marketing.
  • Experience in marketing energy saving bulbs and tubes will be an added advantage.
To apply for the above position, please contact us through the following e-mail: recruitment@workforceassociates.net on or before14th October 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Ndege Chai Sacco System Analyst Job Vacancies - Kericho, Kenya


Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd is a Medium size Society based in Kericho and has members in other areas like Naivasha, Mombasa, Tinderet, Sotik Tea / Highlands and Lemotit in Londiani.

The following vacancy has arisen in our establishment:

System Analyst 

1 Post

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development, implementation and management of computerized information systems;
  • Drawing up ICT technical specifications;
  • Undertaking feasibility studies of proposed ICT systems;
  • Ensuring systems integrity, availability and security;
  • Ensuring proper functioning of all ICT systems in the SACCO;
  • Maintaining a backup system for all the data in the SACCO;
  • Maintaining a register of system problems and date of resolving by vendor
  • Providing efficient ICT services to all the functions of the Society;
  • Maintaining all ICT equipment in good working condition;
  • Updating of Society website;
  • Maintenance of ICT systems and provision of user support;
  • Creation of user accounts for all SACCO employees and assigning User rights and implementation of controls in the SACCO system
  • Trouble-shooting of all ICT systems in the SACCO; and
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Skills, Attributes and Competencies:
  • A Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • CCNA certification;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Age 25 – 30 years
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Those interested and meet the specified minimum qualifications are invited to apply attaching copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with at least two referees to reach the undersigned not later than 12th October, 2011.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd,
P. O. Box 857,
Kericho

E-mail: info@ndegechaisacco.com

NB: Only successful applicants will be contacted

UNICEF Nutrition Researcher, Nutrition Economist, Information Manager and Field Research Assistant Job Vacancies in Kenya


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 

Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcements

Consultants

Date of Issue: 28 September 2011

Closing Date: 6 October 2011

UNICEF Country Office in Kenya is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible individuals to provide short term Consultancy Services to support an evaluation of UNICEF supported programming on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenya.

Kenya will be one of 5 countries participating in the global evaluation.

Scope of Work 

The evaluation will undertake an analytical assessment of the progress achieved in management of severe acute malnutrition to identify key successes, good practices, and gaps / constraints that need to be addressed. OECD / DAC criteria of programme relevance/appropriateness, efficiency and quality of services, effectiveness, impact (potential) and sustainability will be used

Team composition and professional requirements: A team of 2 international evaluation experts has been recruited to conduct this evaluation. A team of 4 national consultants is required to support local data collection and processing. This EoI is issued to invite candidates who are interested to be considered to join the team as a national consultant to submit their application as follows:-

Nutrition Researcher / Evaluator 

Ref: KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Level NOC
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in nutrition or closely related subject.
  • Familiarity with management of severe malnutrition (including out-patient) and emergency nutrition policy and programme issues.
  • Strong research or evaluation expertise and experience. Experience in field research is particularly useful.
  • Experience preparing and holding meetings and workshops with evaluation stakeholders and participants.
  • Interviewing skills and experience.
  • Good communication and people skills. Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member and also lead and manage the national team as per the instruction of the international consultants.
  • Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Period of assignment – 7/8 week
Health / Nutrition Economist 

Ref: KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Level NOC
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in health economics.
  • Experience (min 3 years) in data collection and analysis in health / nutrition economic research.
  • Familiarity with emergency nutrition/CMAM policy and programme issues.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Period of assignment – 5 weeks
Data / Information Manager / Analyst 

Ref: KCO/2011-26 Level NOB
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in computer science / data management.
  • Some research or evaluation experience (min. 2 years), including data collection and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data) 

Ref: KCO/2011-27 Level NOA
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in social science, preferably health or nutrition.
  • Basic operations research or evaluation experience,
  • Significant experience (min. 2 years) in field level data collection using participatory methods particularly in qualitative data.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language(s) is an asset.
  • Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

Qualified individuals are requested to submit a 1 page max letter of interest, clearly addressing how the applicant’s skills and experience meet the required competences, and attach a CV to kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org no later than 6 October 2011.

Please include “CMAM Evaluation EOI” as the subject of the e-mail.

More detailed Terms of Reference will be sent to short-listed candidates.

Candidates should confirm that they are available to commence the assignment on 1 November 2011 and that they will be available to work full time and to travel during the period of assignment.

Please note the following:
  1. This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We seek your expression of interest in the post, and not proposals or price quotes or detailed proposals. The duration of the contract, fee and other details will be negotiated after identifying short-listed candidates for each post.
  2. Please specify the post to which you are applying.
  3. A response to this request for EOI does not automatically ensure selection.
  4. UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI, and to require compliance with additional conditions in subsequent stages of the solicitation process.
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they send their applications along with their curricula vitae.

Apply to:

The Human Resource Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Nairobi

Email: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate the below Reference Nos. on email subject.
  • KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Nutrition Researcher/Evaluator, Level NOC
  • KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Health/Nutrition Economist, Level NOC
  • Data/Information Manager/Analyst, Level NOB
  • Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data), Level NOA
“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Zero tolerance of sexual exploitation and abuse

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

Clerk of Works for Residential Flats Project in Kisumu Municipality Job Vacancy

Applicant must have a Diploma in Buildings and have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.

Send application, copies of certificate and CV not exceeding four pages as well as names and telephone contacts of three referees to

DNA/1110
P.O. Box 49010-00100,
Nairobi

CAS Consultants Structural Engineer, Resident Engineer, Assistant Resident Engineer, Surveyor and Inspector of Works Jobs in Kenya

CAS Consultants Ltd, a busy firm of consulting Engineers based in Nairobi needs to fill the following posts:

Structural Engineer for Design of Buildings & Bridges
University Degree B.Sc.( Civil Engineering) or equivalent, Registered Graduate Engineer with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya, a minimum of 5 Years practical post-qualification experience.

Resident Engineer for Civil Works Construction Supervision
University Degree B.Sc.( Civil Engineering) or equivalent, Registered Engineer with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya or Equivalent, A minimum of 15 Years practical post-qualification experience, Extensive experience ¡n design, supervision and contract administration of major civil works including canals, rural roads and associated earthworks, flood protection works and concrete structures.

Assistant Resident Engineer for Civil Works Construction Supervision
University Degree B.Sc.( Civil Engineering) or equivalent, Registered Engineer with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya or Equivalent, minimum 10 Years practical post-qualification experience, at least three years experience in design, supervision and contract administration of major civil works including canals, rural roads and associated earthworks, flood protection works and concrete structures

Surveyor for Civil Works Construction Supervision
University Degree B.Sc.(Survey & Photogrammetry) or equivalent, registered with the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya or Equivalent, a minimum of 8 Years practical post-qualification experience in civil works projects, at least 5 years of recent experience in carrying out topographic survey and mapping of major civil works using latest electronic survey equipment including GPS, total stations and associated computer applications.

Inspector of Works for Supervision of Major Civil Works
Diploma in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 7 years experience on supervision of major civil works projects

Send application and CV not exceeding five pages indicating education, key qualifications, experience, employment record as well as names and contacts of three referees to:

casconsult@africaonline.co.ke

or P.O.Box 20023-00200, Nairobi

or Drop at our offices in Nelleon Place, Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Tel. 4445240 or 0722829552

Coast Water Services Board Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy Re-Advertisement


Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) was established under the State Corporations Act, Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice No. 1328 of 27th February, 2004.

The core mandate of the Board as given under clause 53(1) of the Water Act 2002 is that as a Licensee, ¡t will be responsible for mandate efficient and economical provision of water services authorized by the license issued by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB).

Coast Water Services Board is seeking to recruit a suitable self driven, result oriented and highly qualified individual to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board of Directors, and shall be the Principal Officer of the Board responsible for the overall leadership and implementation of the Board mandate and aspirations as may be outlined in the performance targets and strategic plan.

Job Profile
  • Carrying out day-to-day business of the Board to ensure that departments, sections and units conform to the overall operations plans and performance targets.
  • Providing overall leadership and overall administration of the operations of the Coast Water Services Board under the guidance of the Board.
  • Developing short term corporate strategies, for Board of Directors approval, for effective implementation of the strategies stipulated in the Board’s Strategic Plan;
  • Managing internal multidisciplinary teams and external parties to ensure set objectives are achieved.
  • Developing performance standards together with mechanisms for ensuring compliance therewith by water Service Providers.
  • Promoting Board’s image and develop good working relationship with all stakeholders and partners while promoting the principles of good governance in the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
  • Developing networks and partnerships with development partners and spearhead donor collaboration, fund raising and project development within the Board’s area of jurisdiction.
  • Advising the Board of Directors on expansion of business operations, investment planning and sustainable development of water service facilities.
  • Directing and coordinating the Board’s operations and administration so as to ensure that the various organs of the Board operate in conformity with the overall operational plans and performance targets;
  • Advising the Board of Directors concerning future activities of the Board and also on the objectives and policies while eliminating any form of risks which would affect the smooth management of the organization.
  • Ensuring compliance with Government’s policy and regulatory guidelines and directives.
Requirements
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Water Sciences, Economics or Management from a recognized Institution and be a registered member of the relevant professional body where applicable;
  • Must have a Masters degree in Engineering or Water Sciences, or Business Management / Administration;
  • Should have at least ten (1 0) years of experience in a commercial establishment, preferably in the Water and Sanitation Sector, and at least 5 years in Management Position;
  • Should have undergone a Co-operate Governance Course in a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with donor funded projects and water sector programmes implementation;
  • Familiarity with reform programs and commercial or public sector settings and vision 2030 aspirations
  • Track history of integrity, creativity, innovation, self drive and result orientation.
  • Exceptional visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and team capacities and high professional ethical standing.
Key Skills and Competencies 
  • Demonstrate leadership, managerial, organizational and administrative skills;
  • Proven experience in mobilization of development and operational funds
  • Self driven and capable of working under minimum supervision.
  • Sound knowledge and application of public finance management and public procurement and disposal laws/procedures;
  • Good knowledge of water sector reforms in Kenya;
  • Competency in computer application skills;
  • Understanding of the cross cutting issues in the Board’s area of jurisdiction and unique challenges faced by Non Governmental organizations (CBOs) especially in capacity building;
  • Effective conflict and dispute prevention and resolution among water service users and dispensers within the Board’s area of jurisdictions.
Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their sealed applications by Registered post or Courier services clearly marked “Application for Chief Executive Officer, Coast Water Services Board” on or before 21st October, 2011 to the contact below, enclosing the following: Certified copies of academic certificates, professional certificates and testimonials, A detailed CV giving details of telephone contacts, email address, current position and remuneration and Names and contacts of three (3) referees

The Chairman,
Coast Water Services Board,
P.O. Box 90417-80100,
Mikindani Street, Off Nkurumah Road,
Mombasa

* Important Notice: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

This advertisement can also be obtained at www.cwsb.go.ke or www.water.go.ke

Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa Procurement & Supplies Manager, Assistant Credit Controller and Financial Accountant Jobs in Kenya


Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an institution of Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is part of Aga Khan Development Network.

It provides health care services to the population of the Coast Province of Kenya and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex and specialist cases.

The hospital is seeking for qualified personnel to fill the following positions:

Title: Procurement and Supplies Manager

Reports to: Chief Finance officer

Particular Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure procurement and warehousing processes are carried out in line with the laid down procedures.
  • Provide timely and accurate flow of supplies, ensure optimal storage of materials, and oversee warehousing and dispatching functions.
  • Provide effective leadership in the entire procurement function/process.
  • Manage the importation of goods and engagements with the clearing agents.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Business degree
  • MCIPS qualification and membership of KISM.
  • Seven (7) years progressive supply chain management.
  • Effective leadership and negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal relations
Title: Assistant Credit Controller

Reports to: Credit Controller

Particular Responsibilities Include:
  • To ensure appropriate and timely charging, payment and securing of patient bills.
  • Follow up payment of patient bills during admission and after discharge.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures of the credit control department.
  • Supervise patient billing staff.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree/Diploma in Business management
  • CPA II
  • 3 Years working experience
  • Good customer relations skills
Title: Financial Accountant

Reports to: Chief Accountant

Particular Responsibilities Include:
  • Processing of the payroll.
  • Posting transactions in the system
  • Carry out bank reconciliation
  • Reconciliation of control accounts.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree/Diploma in Business management
  • CPA K
  • 5 Years working experience
  • Good inter-personal skills
Applications accompanied by copies of certificates plus detailed CV should be forwarded to:

The HR and Administration Manager
at P.O. Box 83013 - 80100 GPO, Mombasa
or Email: recruitment@msa.akhskenya.org

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th October 2011 .

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Kenya Country Manager (Oil & Gas Exploration Project) Job Vacancy


Kenya Country Manager (Oil & Gas Exploration Project)

Job Ref. MN 5071

Our international client is planning to embark on oil & gas exploration in Kenya and wishes to recruit a versatile and hardworking Country Manager.

Job Profile

To act as Project Manager.

To liaise with NEMA on environmental compliance.

To liaise with the Ministry of Energy and related

Key Stakeholders
  • To co-ordinate with local and international on-site contractors.
Professional Background
  • Ideally a Petro-Chemical Engineer or a candidate with a petrochemical / geo-physicist background.
  • Experience in the oil sector management.
Send your application for this well paying job via email only before 7th October 2011 to recruit@manpowerkenya.com.

Please disclose your current / past gross monthly salary

Senior IT Manager, Retail Manager (Bank), Sales Manager (Retail), HR Managers (Banks), Sales Project Manager (Solar) and Sales Execs (Solar) Job Vacancies

Job Ref: 5075

Job Title: Senior IT Manager
(Applicants should already be earning not less than KShs 300,000/= pm)

Remarks: For a leading bluechip group. This is a Senior IT position for BSc Computer Science / IT and at least 10 years relevant IT experience preferably with experience even in migrating IT system and the necessary overall project management. Very attractive salary offered.

Job Ref: 5076

Job Title: Retail Manager (Bank)


Remarks: For a medium size rapidly growing bank. Applicants should have at least 10 years banking experience in retail. Attractive salary.

Job Ref: 5077

Job Title: Sales Manager
(Retail Sector) - For a well established company

Remarks: Earn Kshs 400,000/= in salary and commissions ¡n a performance pay based on your effort. Applicants should be graduates below 32 years with a track record of successful sales / marketing career. Applicants should have own car for which attractive transport allowance will be offered in addition to a good salary and attractive performance based commission.

Job Ref: 5078

Job Title: Human Resources Manager
(3 Different Banks)

Remarks: For well established medium sized banks that are expanding. Graduates with HR Diploma and minimum 10 years in HR Management, preferably in banks.

Job Ref: 5079

Job Title: Sales Project Manager
(New International Solar Power Company)

Remarks: For an international solar manufacturing and marketing group that has entered the Kenya market in 2011. Experience in project management, logistics in a sales oriented company is a must.

Job Ref: 5080

Job Title: Sales Executives
(New International Solar Power Company)

Remarks: For an international solar manufacturing and marketing group that has entered the Kenya market in 2011. Applicants must have at least 3 years solar sales experience.

Apply urgently by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us before 12Noon 3rd October 2011.

Disclose your current / past monthly salary.

Mark Job Ref. No. on the top left of the envelope.

Limit email to maximum 3 pages A4.

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

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Attain Enterprises Solutions Software Developer, Account Support Administrator and Marketing Interns Job Vacancy


Attain Enterprises Solutions Ltd. is a growing software development company seeking to recruit the following:

Title: Software Developer

Department:Development

Reporting to: Chief Technical Officer

Purpose

To provide both technical and functional knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics application as well as knowledge of development technologies and environments.

Description

The Development Consultant is responsible for the design and development of modifications to the standard Microsoft Dynamics application.

Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal)
  • Creative solving of technical problems
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to think abstractly
Qualification
  • The ideal candidate should have a BSc degree in computer Science or related discipline, at least three years experience in development role of Microsoft Dynamics Navision Business process understanding
  • Web Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server
  • Microsoft .NET technology, Microsoft Visual Studio development system, and Microsoft Dynamics specific development environments
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft technology stack
  • Integration of Microsoft Dynamics to other applications
  • Understands and follows development best practices and ensures that modification are documented
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interpret written business requirements and technical specification documents.
  • Perform coding to written technical specifications.
  • Investigate, analyse and document reported defects.
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.
  • Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates.
  • Performs related duties as assigned
Title: Account Support Administrator

Department: Marketing and Business Development

Reports to: Account Manager

Job Objective:

You will be expected to apply strategic thinking, business writing, problem-solving abilities and strong attention to detail to assist the Account Manager in delivering the promised customer service experience and ultimately achieving business outcomes.

Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate should have a BSc. degree in computer Science or related discipline
  • Additional certifications in Marketing is an added advantage
  • Experience in proposal and report writing
  • Have knowledge in software development life cycle and its documentation
  • Experience with dealing with customers
  • Quick understanding of new technologies and implement them in Account management
  • Active team player and should communicate well to the entire team by interacting enthusiastically and motivated manner.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and quick thinker
  • At least 1 year experience in a similar position
Responsibilities:
  • Presales activities: preparation of proposals, carrying out product presentations, organization of meetings, carrying our email campaigns and newsletters and participating in discussions to close a deal.
  • Preparing relevant reports and project management documentation on time, as well as attend project progress meetings.
  • Client support: Assistance may be required from time to time in relation to requests made by the client through calls or emails
  • Schedule meetings with Account Manager and client to carry out satisfaction surverys.
  • Managing project implementation timetable while consulting with Account manager.
  • Assist in other administrative activities in the company.
  • Management of sales/renewal contract processes.
  • Expand sales in existing accounts by introducing additional solutions and services to existing clients.
  • Monitoring competitive products and companies.
  • Recommending new solutions and services by evaluating current solutions and identifying needs to be met.
Marketing Interns
  • This is a three months internship programme with no remuneration
Education and Qualifications
  • Should be a student pursuing degree in marketing
  • Additional qualifications in IT is an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Doing extensive research on the products and give daily updates on new and upcoming solutions
  • Know about product management by helping to compile and prioritize features
  • Study the demographic details of the target consumers and help in forming strategies to attract them Interns need to compile a list of a target market and prepare a marketing strategy for the target market
  • Help with public relations, customer follow-up and other events
  • Prepare weekly reports and give the latest status of their work
Skills and Specifications
  • Should be highly motivated and energetic
  • They must have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills and tact also help in this field
Applications should be sent to jobs@attain-es.com

or P.O. Box 18286-00100 Nairobi

by close of business Friday 7th October 2011

Sales Executive Job Vacancy Kenya - Medical IT Company


A Medical IT company is urgently looking for a Sales Executive to spearhead its data collection function across its overall Mobile application’s portfolio.

The Lady or Gentleman must be a self-starter and an achiever.

He or She must be a BIG Picture thinker, must have initiative and be results oriented.

The Person should demonstrate exciting understanding of the Mobile Space.

Some Sales experience would be an added advantage.

Key Qualifications
  • Customer relations experience
  • IT Background
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Own a laptop and a smart/feature phone
Remuneration
  • Retainer of Kshs 5,000/=
  • Commission based on data collected
Duration
  • 1 month contract (renewable based on performance)
Duties/Job Description
  • Focus on winning prospective customers as well as maintaining relationship with existing ones
  • Searching for new sales opportunities
  • Developing and suggesting product promotion strategies
  • Working closely with marketing team to promote products and services
  • Suggest new product designs to the production department
  • Producing periodic and adhoc reports
  • Setting and meeting personal targets
  • Providing sales related information to other staff that may need it
  • Maintain accurate contact information on clients
  • Suggesting to the production department which products need to be improved
  • Contact customers who have not patronized the company’s goods or services for a while
  • Suggesting reviews based on feedback from customers
  • Providing product information to customers when needed
  • Communicate special requests by customers to management
  • Help develop product packaging concepts
Skills and Specifications
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Excellent communication and ability to convince others
  • Ability to prepare presentations on short notice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Multitasking ability
  • Good record keeping
  • Willing to travel
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Result oriented
Start Date
  • Monday 3rd October 2011
  • Should be available for interview on short notice
Interested candidates should reply to harriet@shimbamobile.com

Closing date 29th September at 2pm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

Personal Assistant to the Managing Director Job Vacancy


Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director for one of its multi-national client with presence globally.

About the Job

Reporting to the Managing Director, the PA will provide high-level administrative support to the MD by conducting research, preparing executive reports, handling information requests, and performing other clerical functions.

Key responsibilities
  • Manage and maintain the MDs’ schedules by highlighting critical activities and keeping the MD informed of the same
  • Be responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings and activities
  • Perform standard office procedures such as appointments, processing mails, answering the telephone and ordering supplies
  • Prepare reports, memos, letters, and other documents, as requested by the MD
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to the MD
  • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries
  • Provide detailed support for the MD including the preparation and sometimes the presentation of reports, research and development, assessments and compliance and some travel,as well as managing diary and general procedures.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects/assignments simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain proper filing of records to facilitate an up to date filing system for speedy and efficient retrieval of documents within the MDs office.
  • Co-ordinate meetings such as management meetings, board meetings and any other meetings involving the MD.
  • Act as a link between the MD and the HODS on various issues in terms of facilitating communication on arising areas of concern.
Minimum Qualifications & competencies
  • Bachelors degree in secretarial studies/Business Administration
  • Basic research qualification
  • Diploma/certificate in PR or customer service
  • 5 - 8 years experience supporting at the executive level in a multinational organisation.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Excellent people skills and ability to interact freely and professionally
  • Proficiency with office computer applications and ability to write clear executive reports and present on behalf of the MD in his absence.
  • Ability to prepare business plans and other board papers / reports
  • Well developed planning and organizing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Pleasant, honest & Confidential person
If you meet the above requirements, send your applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, indicating your current salary, expected salary, and day time telephone contacts to recruitment@dpckenya.com by 12th of October 2011

Mesora Distributors Storekeeper Job Vacancy - Buruburu, Nairobi


Mesora Distributors is a company that distributes for Unilever and is located in Buruburu Shopping Center.

It is an organization that is growing very fast and is therefore looking for capable people to support its growth.

The following vacancy is to be filled.

Store keeper

Job summary: The position is responsible for efficient and effective management of stock and reports to the Head of Supply Chain.

The successful candidate must meet a minimum of the following qualifications.
  1. CPA section 2
  2. Over 1 and a half years of warehouse management experience
  3. Computer literacy
  4. KCSE C+ and above
The skills necessary for the position include
  1. Good interpersonal skills
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Excellent numerical skills
  4. Good work organizational skills
  5. Good problem solving skills
Interested candidates should send their cover letters and CVs to hr@mesoragroup.com.

The CVs should state the current or recent gross salary earned per month and one of the referees should be a current or former employer.

The applications should be received by October 1, 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Mesora distributors is an equal opportunity employer

RATN Database Development TOR


Regional Aids Training Network: Database Development

Introduction

The Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN) is an international non-profit organization with operations in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA) region.

RATN is a consortium of training and capacity building institutions collaborating on a mission to strengthen the capacity of relevant individuals, organizations and other stakeholders to effectively respond to STIs/HIV/AIDS. Currently RATN has 30 institutions that are full members spread across 11 countries in ESA region.

The initiative for strengthening HIV and AIDS Training and Networking (INSTANT) programme is a new RATN initiative involving MIs submitting proposals on small innovative projects related to HIV training and capacity building as part on implementation of the RATN Strategic Plan (2009-2014).

The projects are aligned to the four RATN Strategic Plan programme areas namely: Training & Capacity Building, Knowledge & Information Management, Advocacy, Partnerships & networking and Research and Monitoring & Evaluation.

Since inception in September 2009, three rounds of application have been received.

RATN is now seeking a company/consultant to develop a web-based database system that will help manage these projects efficiently and effectively whilst at the same time act as a monitoring and evaluation system.

Terms of Reference for Development of Web-based Database Application for INSTANT Projects 

Objectives
  • Design, develop, adequately test and ultimately actualize a web-based database application that will assist its users (RATN and MIs) to access, analyze, process, and convert data into useful information using various search, sort, filter, and rank queries.
  • Since it will have different users of the system with different privileges, this database is required to have multiple views depending upon the needs of users.
  • It should serve the basic needs such as data entry and report generation for all users at all levels
  • The database should have an installable off-line version that can be updated/ synchronized with the online version.
  • The database will also serve as a planning, monitoring, and evaluation system other than just being an information source
  • The database will have various views: Some information on the database will be displayed for public viewing on the website. This link gives an idea of what is expected.
  • The database should provide administrative logs tracking the various activities done from specific accounts. The public profile/display should also provide adequate statistics on views and hits.
  • User involvement throughout the project to ensure that it meets the needs of the users.
Key data elements (INSTANT Database)

RFP profile: 
  • Name of MI, location, and contact information
  • Project name
  • Strategic objective (s) RFP is responding to (e.g. Kim, RM&E, training, etc)
  • RFP contact at MI
  • RFP contact at RATN
Project dates
  • Award date
  • Award amount
  • RFP start & end dates
  • Contract modification (s)
Deliverables
  • Expected deliverables
  • Actual deliverables
Reporting
  • Reports by months
  • Expected reporting date-programmatic
  • Actual reporting dates-programmatic
  • Expected report date-financial
  • Actual report date-Financial
Other
  • Support supervision: date, key issues raised
  • Documents generated by project: research, baseline reports, media articles etc
  • Stories of Change/best practice reports
  • Challenges
Qualitative data
  • Create fields for uploads of financial and programmatic reports narratives
Deliverables:

Deliverables for this project include:
  1. Functional Specification Document
  2. Technical specification document: (Preferred database software is Mysql as this should easily integrate with existing joomla website).
  3. Work break down structure with deliverables details
  4. Initial working prototype with complete features demo
  5. A complete and successfully running web-based database application, free of any hick-ups and bugs
  6. All data and reports generated during software development
  7. User and administrative manuals
  8. A report detailing all data and procedures described in this document and performed in each phase of application development.
  9. Support for 6 months after completion and successful commissioning of the database.
Experience: The consultant/company will be expected to undertake a comprehensive user requirements analysis in order to ensure the system is responsive to user’s needs.

The consultant must also demonstrate proven past work experience of a similar nature.

How to Apply:

Eligible and interested consultants should send their applications including references on related previous work by email to vacancies@ratn.org.

The application should also be accompanied with a quotation for the work including expected costs and duration for the project.

Deadlines:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 3rd October 2011 at noon.

Only successful applicants will be contacted and will then be expected to make presentations on how they would undertake the project.

These presentations must be made by 5th October 2011.

The selected company/consultant will be expected to embark on the project immediately

Website: www.ratn.org

UNDP Kenya, Peace Building Conflict Prevention Unit Programme Officer Job Vacancy


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is UN’s global development organization. UNDP has a normative global mission as a pro-poor development agency to promote human rights, gender and the Millennium Development Goals.

Organizational Unit / Agency: UNDP Kenya, Peace Building Conflict Prevention Unit

Application deadline: 11 October 2011

Type of contract: Service Contract

Post Level: SB-4

Languages required: English

Starting date: November 1, 2011

Duration of initial contract: 1 year renewable

Background

UNDP Kenya and the Embassy of Sweden are supporting the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) in implementing a three-year programme focusing on Community Ownership of Peace: Instilling Cohesion and Integration Values to Promote Peaceful Co-Existence and Reconciliation in Kenya.

The NCIC is a statutory body established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act 2008, No. 12 of 2008, enacted after the 2007 post-election crisis and the subsequent political negotiations.

The NCIC is one of the Agenda Four reform Commissions, borne out of the realization that long lasting peace, sustainable development and harmonious co-existence among Kenyans, requires deliberate normative, institutional and attitudinal processes of constructing nationhood, national cohesion and integration.

The Commission therefore, is a key step towards overcoming challenges to building nationhood.

The NCIC object and purpose, as provided for in section 25 of the Act is to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic, colour, religious and racial backgrounds in Kenya, and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof

Position Information

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Unit, UNDP-Kenya, the duties and responsibilities of the Programme Officer will be as follows:
  • The Programme Officer will work in collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator in the day-to-day implementation of the project activities, as per the Project Work Plan.
  • Planning, monitoring, reporting, financial management and evaluating the progress of the project as per the Project Work Plan and ensuring compliance with UNDP and/or Implementing Partners rules and regulations.
  • Ensure coordination of the project implementation process with relevant stakeholders to ensure coherence, including their involvement in monitoring and evaluating project activities, joint field visits to enhance appreciation of the project’s work.
  • Provide technical expertise into strategic planning of the project implementation process.
  • In collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator, ensure preparation of project reviews and final evaluations, as well as audits, including action plans to implement audit recommendations.
  • Engagement with key partners to influence policies and issues as relates to national cohesion, integration, reconciliation, peace building and conflict prevention, among other related issues.
  • In collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator ensure project documentation and publicity.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of relevant issues such as Gender, Human Rights Based Approach, etc in the implementation of the project.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as may be assigned in relation to this position, as well as perform other tasks as assigned by the Unit Team Leader or by Senior Management.
The full post description detailing the scope of work required academic qualifications and years of relevant work experience can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Application Procedure:

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at www.ke.undp.org/erecruit.

Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11 Form) and submit it together with their online application.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations

1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

2. UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

3. Preference will be given to equally qualified women.

4. UNDP as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you have received, please refer to the UNDP Kenya website.

“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”

Africa Nazarene University Law Lecturesr, Admin Assistants, Executive Secretary, Database Admin, Graphics Designer and Estate Supervisor Job Vacancies


Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Christian University that integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times.

It is sponsored by the Church of Nazarene, an international Protestant denomination grounded in the Wesleyan holiness tradition.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Senior Lecturer - Law Department
  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D degree or its equivalent in the field of Law.
  • Have a minimum of three years teaching experience at lecturer level or demonstrate comparable professional experience.
  • Demonstrate classroom skills as evidenced by student evaluations and peer reviews.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be published in one’s field (minimum of 3 published articles in a refereed journal or a book in the field of Law.
  • Present evidence of success in some major non-teaching responsibility at University or other reputable organizations and demonstrate ability to supervise postgraduate students.
Lecturer - Law Department
  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D degree in the field of Law.
  • Masters degree holders should have at least two years of University teaching or demonstrate comparable professional experience.
  • Demonstrate classroom skills as evidenced by student evaluation and peer reviews.
  • Published at least two articles in refereed journal.
  • Present evidence of success in some major non teaching responsibility at the University or other reputable organizations.
  • Demonstrate ability to supervise postgraduate students.
Administrative Assistants - Admissions Office
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University, proficient in computer applications, excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Work experience in an admission’s Office at an institution of higher learning will be an added advantage.
Executive Secretary - Administration Department

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in BA Secretarial Studies or other related discipline with at least five years secretarial work experience with top management in an institution of higher learning.

Database Administrator

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, a professional qualification in one of the following CISA, CISM, and Oracle is an added advantage with a minimum of 4 years experience in managing MS SQL databases, Windows Server and working knowledge of MS Navision.

Graphics Designer

Applicant must have a Diploma in Graphics Design from a recognized institution of higher learning. In addition, the applicant must have practical experience with software such as; Adobe After Effects, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Flash, Dream Weaver, Adobe Premiere, Sound Forge, Microsoft package Corel Draw and photography skills.

Estate Supervisor/ Maintenance Officer

Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or Higher National Diploma KNEC in Building & Civil Engineering with five years work experience in a busy organization involving supervision of construction projects including organization and execution of maintenance works.

The Estates supervisor/maintenance officer will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of plant and equipment, general management, Health & Safety, energy consumption, environmental management and grounds maintenance.

For details and requirements for the above positions visit our website: www.anu.ac.ke.

Applicants should send an application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae plus copies of certificates and testimonials to:

The Vice Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
Nairobi

Applications should reach the office not later than 12th Friday, October, 2011.

Applications could also be dropped at our Town Campus located at the Stanbank Building, Moi Avenue. Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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