Tuesday, 31 January 2012

ICEA LION Life Assurance Company Limited - Agency Heads Jobs in Kenya

Agency Heads

The Roles involve:

Recruitment, Training and Motivation of the Sales Agents

Performance Management through achieving Units’ Sales Targets

Cultivating a Dynamic, Productive and Disciplined culture within the team

Marketing intelligence gathering

Leadership by example in Sales delivery

Education and skills required:
  • A Degree holder and or other equivalent qualifications;
  • Numeric and Computer literacy
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation skills
  • High level of Emotional intelligence and Integrity
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to work under pressure while delivering quality results
  • Demonstrated Problem Solving and Organizational skills
  • Proven track record in high and quality performance ;
  • AKI Qualification is an added advantage
ICEA LION Life Assurance Company Limited,
P.O. Box 46143 - 00100 GPO,
Nairobi Kenya

Email: life@icealion.com

Or Apply Online Here

Closing date: 17th February, 2012

Fountain School - Teaching Jobs in Mwea, Kenya

Fountain School - Mwea requires two teachers:

- English & Social studies teacher

- Computer studies & French teacher

The minimum requirements are:
  • Ability to handle the combination of the subjects as shown.
  • At least P1 qualification.
  • Experience in handling a candidates' class.
Our mean-score is 80 marks.

Kindly apply to vacancies@fep-group.com and or call 0202369971/0706552277/
for further information

Ipsos-Synovate - Marketing and Communications Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Job in Kenya

Marketing and Communications Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ipsos - Synovate is a prime source of holistic market information services that enhance planning and decision making in the Private, NGO and Public Sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We are an integrated media research & media monitoring, social and market research company providing evidence and insights which inform and advise on a wide range of business and social issues.

Ipsos - Synovate is seeking to recruit a focused, self-driven professional of high integrity to fill the position of Marketing and Communications Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation of a regional Marketing and Communications strategy across the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.

The job holder will be based in Kenya with some travel around Africa.

Key roles and responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement a regional communications strategy in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Advertising strategy - Working closely with the design team, develop and push adverts relevant advertising materials
  • Thought leadership – develop ideas content for surveys whose findings will be published at various platforms including conferences, the website and the media.
  • PR strategy - To formulate policies and procedures that will guide the company management and executives on issues pertaining public relations
2. Ensure the company enjoys good PR
  • Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favourable public image for Ipsos-Synovate
  • To ensure Ipsos-Synovate gets frequent and accurate coverage on the traditional and new media platforms.
  • To ensure that the company develops good relations with the media and to provide advisory services on how to deal with the media.
  • Prepare logistics for opinion poll releases including preparing press releases, arranging invites for journalists, preparing and distributing news releases and making statements to the media.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other stakeholders including government officials, the civil society, etc .
3. Social media communication strategy
  • To implement the company’s social media strategy including monitoring social media sites and leveraging these sites to engage the general public.
  • Maintaining and updating information on the organisation’s website, facebook and twitter sites
4. Internal communications
  • Ensure all staff in Sub Saharan Africa have access to a range of internal communications, so that they are able to keep up to date with important news, share information and provide feedback (Through various channels such as newsletter, flyers and and/or email.)
  • Publishing the company’s monthly newsletters – working closely with the Country MDs’ to identify and compile content for the monthly newsletter.
5. Custodian of the Corporate Brand
  • To maintain a uniform corporate image and identity across the SSA region including the use of logos and other corporate materials.
6. Research Clubs Co-ordination
  • Managing the implementation of activities of the Research Clubs of Kenya (RCK) activities which include career days, research club competitions, etc
  • To implement training programmes for RCK target schools
  • To identify innovative way to improve RCK programmes and initiatives.
Minimum education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • At least 3 years working in the media (broadcast and print) would be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years experience in market research would be an added advantage
  • Diverse experience in event planning and management – including protocol, preparing press kits, press briefing and media coverage.
  • Experience in public relations
  • Excellent speaking skills and a strong ability to write, edit and do research to inform media releases
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Ipsos-Synovate’s values.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application that should include a cover letter and CV in detailing your experience as it is relevant for the post and including daytime telephone contacts to careers-ke@synovate.com

The deadline for application is 1st February 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya)- Field Coordinator, Security Officer and Programme Officers Jobs in Kenya

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya) is a Development Organisation, with its head office in Thika and working in 12 Counties in Central, Eastern, Coast and Rift Valley Regions of Kenya.

SACDEP-Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill in the following posts.

1. Programme Officers - Agro Production Enhancement (2 Vacancies)

2. Programme Officer – Agro Income Enhancement (3 Vacancies)

3. Programme Officer - Outreach Projects (1 Vacancy)

General Responsibilities for each post

1. Programme Officer – Agro production Enhancement: The position will require a person who is able to coordinate, implement and develop an integrated programme in production enhancement in livestock and crops through diverse Sustainable Agriculture approaches.

2. Programme Officer – Agro income Enhancement: The position will require a person who is able to coordinate implementation and development of an Agriculture Value Chain Programme. The person will be linking Small Holder Farmers to Market outlets through Contract Production System.

3. Programme Officer – Outreach Projects: The person will be an outward looking person with capacity to establish and handle initiatives that are implemented in partnership with other organisation.

Professional qualifications
  • BSc. Or Diploma in; General Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Marketing, Agribusiness or Agriculture Economics. or related disciplines.
  • 5 years experience working in Agriculture training and Extension programme for Small Holders Farmers.
  • Knowledge and experience in setting cottage industries will be an added advantage for Agro income enhancement
  • Knowledge and experience in setting up Farmers Learning approaches.
  • Experience in Resource Mobilisation and Fund Raising.
4. Programme Officer – Water and Health ( 1 Vacancy)

5. Field Coordinator - Public Health ( 1 Vacancy)

General Responsibilities

To coordinate and technically support the implementation and development of a Water, Health, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in schools and at community level.

Professional qualifications
  • BSc. Or Diploma or in Water or Agriculture Engineering or Public Health as is appropriate.
  • Practical Skills in designing and execution of community based/led Water and Sanitation Projects and infrastructure.
  • 5 years experience working in a community integrated Water, Health and Sanitation programme.
  • Knowledge on Water Sector and environmental Policies is important.
6. Programme Officer: Natural Resources Management (NRM)

Responsibilities

Establish the NRM subsector which will feed into the larger Sustainable Agriculture, rural and peri-urban development strategy.

Professional qualifications
  • Diploma or Bsc. in Agricultural Engineering or Natural Resource Management
  • Over 5 years experience in Community Based Project Implementation.
  • In possession of a valid riding license.
  • Ability to organize rural communities in order for them to be able to undertake Natural Resource Management and Renewable Energy Projects.
7. Programme Officer- Transport & Office Management (1 Vacancy)

Responsibilities

Be responsible of expanding the existing SACDEP’s Transport and Office facilities in terms of standards and income generation.

Professional qualifications
  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years and above being in charge of a busy commercially oriented entity.
  • Ability to set up a transport and office maintenance unit as an enterprise for the Organization.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Similar experience in running a fleet of vehicles, motorcycles operating from a station and in rural areas.
8. Programme Officer – Conference/Training Centres Management (1 vacancy)

Responsibilities
  • Expanding the existing SACDEP’s conference facilities in terms of standards and uniqueness. Expand the capacity from its current status in order to be a key fundraising tool providing at least 40% of SACDEP’s community development budget.
Professional qualifications
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Institutional Management, or other hospitality related field from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years experience in a hospitality industry.
  • Ability to develop and implement new packages in the hospitality industry.
  • Required to oversee the overall operations of a development, training and conference centre/facility.
9. Security Officer (1 Vacancy)

Responsibilities
  • Maintain the organizational security system covering personnel, vehicles, centers, good and services.
  • Be able to advice the whole organisation regarding prevention of potential crime. Link up with other security agents with a view to obtaining necessary crime related intelligence.
Further the person should have the following:-

Professional qualifications
  • Certificate, Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Security Management, Criminology or other security related disciplines.
  • Holder of a current certificate of Good conduct.
  • 5 years experience in security in a busy environment preferably in a private organization.
  • Holder of certificate in first aid and fire fighting is an added advantage.
  • Clean certificate of discharge from the previous employment.
Candidates can view full details of these Positions from our website; www.sacdepkenya.org

Applications indicating position applied for and current salary, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, day time telephone contact and e-mail address to be sent to

The Executive Director
SACDEP- Kenya,
P O Box 1134, Thika 01000,
Thika.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on phone for interviews.

Closing date: Friday, 9th February 2012

HIV Prevention Lead Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: HIV Prevention Lead

Project: WRP Mil-Mil PEPFAR Program

Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose:

To support Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) activities aimed at increasing technical capacity for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention programming and implementation of Evidence-informed Behavioural Interventions (EBIs).

To provide technical, coordination and hands on support to KDF in implementation & roll-out of evidenced-informed combination prevention including adaptation, packaging, capacity building/TA, and especially sustainability to the WRP HIV/AIDS prevention partners within the Keya Army, Kenya Airforce, Kenya Navy and civilian dependents.

Scope:

The primary mandate is to expand access to and increase use of high quality comprehensive HIV prevention services in the areas of PMTCT, HTC, ABY OP, VMMC and OVC.

The position’s strategic objectives include increasing capacity of KDF to manage, implement and sustain provision of high quality evidence-informed HIV prevention, care and treatment services, increase availability of high quality HIV prevention care and treatment services, policy development and systems strengthening for implementation of evidence-informed interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a framework to ensure all HIV prevention behavioural interventions are supported by evidence and support prevention outcomes in KNASP III,
  • develop a health education assessment tool that can be used to systematically assess existing behavioural interventions in use in the WRP Mil-Mil PEPFAR program,
  • develop an unbiased process for using the tool to assess existing behavioural interventions currently used in KDF and determine whether the interventions should be continued to be implemented, should be retired, or need further revisions,
  • develop a systematic selection and adaptation process to select and adapt EBIs,
  • develop an annual review process for EBIs to ensure they are up-to-date and effective,
  • provide guidance on operational research to improve the functioning and effectiveness of EBIs within the program,
  • determine the minimum package of services for different target groups and periodically review these and disseminate,
  • develop a framework and tools for M and E on EBIs including incorporate EBI indicators in the KDF HIV M&E tools, represent the Project at stakeholder’s forums and Technical Working Group meetings as may be detailed by the Director,
  • generate monthly reports for the prevention program and interact and coordinate daily activities and generate reports and data needed to inform the program among others.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in social sciences /Public health/from a recognized University (Minimum of 2 years experience in providing technical leadership in HIV Prevention at national or regional level or MA in social studies/community health or MPH will be an added advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Human relations, public relations and communication skills,
  • ability to work as a team player and to focus on the needs of the program,
  • proficiency in computer packages, and working knowledge of USG funded programs,
  • excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of adult learning techniques.
  • Must understand PEPFAR Technical guidance requirements,
  • dedicated team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills,
  • details oriented, takes initiative and able to work without supervision.
How to apply:

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their applications to:

The Director,
Walter Reed Project
Mil-Mil PEPFAR Program,
P.O Box 29893 – 00202,
Nairobi

before 17th February 2012

International Trade Division Manager Job in Kenya

Job Ref. MN 5247

Our client, an international company dealing with testing, inspection and certification of agrifoods and commodities is looking for a dynamic person to fill the position of ITD Manager (International Trade Division), reporting to CE / ITD Manager for Africa.

Job Profile
  • Is in charge of the technical management of lTD.
  • Supervises the way the missions are carried out, clarifies the objectives, the instructions and the relationships with the clients..
  • Advises his / her direct superior of the technical issues happening on the field and informs about the client’s claims.
  • Prepares the tender documents.
  • Organizes the allocation of resources according to the qualification and experience of the staff.
  • Ascertain the quality of the operations that are carried out.
  • In respect of the QHSE rules.
  • Submits a report of his / her activities to his direct superior at the end of the month.
Person Profile
  • University graduate or diploma in Engineering with a minimum of five years experience in agrifood & commodities inspection.
  • Strong management and communication abilities.
  • Clients and results oriented.
  • Sense of the responsibility, good job and information sharing.
  • Proactiveness, innovation, respect of the best practices and safety rules.
  • Compliance with the code of ethics, sense of confidentiality, independence, impartiality and integrity.
* * *
Send your application with a detailed CV with a daytime telephone contact.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:
  • Job Ref No
  • Your Name
  • Current/Past Salary: Year 2011 p.m and Year 2012 p.m
  • Year 2012 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 6th February 2012.

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@manpowerservicesgroup.com

Airtel Africa - Network Operations Centre (NOC) ICT Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Here’s your opportunity to kick-off an exciting career

We are looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the open positions within Passive Infrastructure based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Network Operations Centre (NOC)

1. Manager Operations - Network Operations Centre (NOC)

Reporting to: Head - Network Operations Centre

Job purpose
  • Responsible for capturing and flashing of incidence reports and disaster management.
  • Responsible for reviewing the No of communicating Sites, Failure and Closure.
  • Drive performance monitoring of NOC operators.
  • Responsible for reduction of MTTR Customer wise/ Country wise.
  • In charge of proactive monitoring of severe alarms.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of Bachelors degree (Electronics & Communication).
  • 6— 8 years working experience in Network function with at least last 2 years experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures, as per requirement.
2. Assistant Manager Operations - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Reporting to: Head - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Job purpose
  • In charge of reporting, recording outages and resolution at central helpdesk NOC in 24 x 7 environments.
  • In charge of shift management.
  • Responsible for performance monitoring of NOC operators.
  • Responsible for No of Sites Reporting to NOC for all alarms.
  • In charge of No of TT closure along with RCA.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 4- 6 years working experience in Network function with at least last 2 years experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures, as per requirement.
3. Assistant Manager IT Development - Network Operation Centre

Reporting to: Head - Network Operations Centre

Job purpose
  • Responsible for Training to Operation Countries for various applications like TSRM, Netcool, SM portal, alarm history.
  • In charge of development of report using high end database procedures.
  • Responsible for Tower Site Employee Updation—Correct Mapping of Field Repair Technicians, CI and ZOM in TSRM.
  • Responsible for Operation Support Reports & Service Credit Reports Creation.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 4—6 years in Telecom industry with at least last 1 year experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Java, Web Designing, Oracle, JEEE, Windows server.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence, and roles to the NOC.
4. Assistant Manager MIS - Network Operations Centre

Reporting to: Head - Network Operations Centre

Job purpose
  • Manage uptime report to all stake holders including other Operators on daily basis on all reporting Operation Countries.
  • In charge of circulation of Operation Support Report, Energy Reports plus Energy Bill on daily basis to all Operation Countries.
  • Responsible for handling any discrepancies or queries from Customer (Circes) in Reports.
  • Coordinating with Operation Country Operations Manager to resolve the outage related issue in reports for signoff and service penalty purpose.
  • Manage reports which help to increase uptime and decrease service level penalty.
  • Responsible for performance monitoring of NOC Engineers.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electrical & Communications).
  • 4 - 6 years working experience in a large telecoms operator with at least 2 years experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Excel, a must.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures as per requirement.
5. Engineer MIS - Network Operating Centre

Reporting to: Assistant Manager MIS - Network Operations Centre

Job purpose
  • Responsible for circulation of uptime report to all stake holders including other Operators on daily basis on all reporting Operations Countries.
  • Responsible for circulation of Energy Reports plus Energy Bill on daily basis to all Opcos.
  • Coordinating with Operations Countries Operations Manager to resolve the outage related issue in reports for signoff and service penalty purpose.
  • Drive Quality Check of Reports to maintain high level of Accuracy.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 2 -4 years working experience in a Network function with at least last 1 year experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Excel, a must.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures as per requirement.
6. Manager Projects - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Reporting to: Head - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Job purpose
  • Ensure new RFIs shared or single sites are integrated with NOC either by NMS or IPMS by issuing token from NOC by Project Operator.
  • Supporting Vendor in correcting the sites where ticket is logged by the O&M team in Call Centre of Vendor.
  • Responsible for sharing daily dashboard with all the Operations Countries team on daily basis.
  • Issuing New Sims to all Operations Countries after verifying the site list. Responsible for creation of P0 by SCM and delivery of Sims by Airtel.
  • Tracking sites where EB is disconnected and reconnected, with the reasons for the disconnection and the time taken for reconnection.
  • Responsible for continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC project associates and Operations Country team.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 5 to 8 years working experience in Network Function with at least last 2 years experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates,
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures as per requirement.
7. Engineer Projects - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Reporting to: Manager Projects - Network Operating Centre (NOC)

Job purpose
  • Drive Site ID updation for all Operation Countries.
  • Supporting Vendor in correcting the sites where ticket is logged by the O&M team in Call Centre of Vendor.
  • Systematic tracking of owner issues and sharing with Estate Manager in HO for timely resolution.
  • Tracking sites where EB is disconnected and reconnected, with the reasons for the disconnection and the time taken for reconnection.
  • Tracking Rental DG which is hired in Opco in case main DG has gone faulty.
  • Responsible for sharing daily dashboard with all the Operation Countries team on daily basis.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 2 - 4 years working experience in a Network Function with at least last lyear experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French will be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SlA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures as per requirement.
8. Engineer IT Development - Network Operating Centre

Reporting to: Assistant Manager IT Development - Network Operating Centre

Job purpose
  • Provide Training to Operation Countries for Various applications like TSRM, Netcool, SM portal, alarm history.
  • Development of report using high end database procedures.
  • Ensure implementation of new reports for futures perspectives.
  • Systematic Tower Site Employee Updation—Correct Mapping of Field Repair Technicians, CI and ZOM in TSRM.
  • Manage Operation Support Reports & Service Credit Reports Creation.
  • Manage analysis purpose reports.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Computer Science.
  • 2 to 4 years working experience in Network Function with at least 1 year experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Java, Web Designing, Oracle, iEEE, Windows server.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French wilt be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SlA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures as per requirement.
9. Engineer Operations - Network Operations Centre

Reporting to: Assistant Manager Operations - Network Operations Centre

Job purpose
  • Capture and flash incidence reports and disaster management for taking timely steps to minimize impact.
  • Proactively monitor severe alarms.
  • Review No of communicating Sites, Failure and Closure.
  • Manage Country wise/ Customer wise No of customer reporting NOC.
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Electronics & Communications).
  • 2 to 4 years working experience in Network Function with at least last 1 year experience in handling passive telecom Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of English (Written and Spoken), a must. French wilt be additional advantage.
  • Committed to deliver value for money and satisfaction to customer in compliance to SLA and always eager to help customer by providing solution based on customer requirement and needs.
  • Continuous enhancement in the NOC process and procedures to the NOC associates and Operation Country team.
  • Demonstrate NOC functions, process awareness, adherence and roles to the NOC associates.
  • Impart service delivery excellence, adoption and implement process and procedures, as per requirement.
Application Process:

Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs and application letters (Quoting the Job Reference Number) to Hr.Hq@airtel.com by 5th February 2012.

Applications should be addressed to Talent Acquisition Manager - Airtel Africa.

Exposure to working at a Head office of a multi country operation and ability to manage large team of people in a complex & multi-cultural environments is an added advantage.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Town Council of Iten Tambach - Works Officer III Job in Kenya

Town Council of Iten Tambach,

Vacancy: Works Officer III, SS.10

The Town Council of Iten Tambach invites applications from interested and qualified persons to fill the vacant position of Works Officer III SS.10 in its staff establishment

Requirements
  • In possession of a mean grade of C+ at ‘O’ level.
  • A Higher National Diploma in Civil or Building Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic.
  • At least 3 years working experience in the relevant field or have served in a grade of Assistant Works Officer SS. 11 or equivalent position for a period of 3 years.
  • Be aged between 25 years to 45 years.
  • Must be computer literate.
Application

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications along with a detailed CV, Copies of certificates and other testimonials so as to reach the undersigned on
or before 14th February 2012.

The Town Clerk,
Town Council of Iten Tambach,
P.O Box 53, 30700
Iten

Email: itentambach@yahoo.com

ECLOF Kenya - Systems Administrator and Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

ECLOF Kenya a well established and fast growing Christian Microfinance company is seeking to recruit a born again Christian with a verifiable testimony, dynamic and talented staff with drive and passion for microfinance development to serve in the roles outlined below:-

Systems Administrator

Overall Job Purpose

Reporting to the IT Manager, the position is responsible for providing technical support to ECLOF Kenya systems and networks.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Administer the ECLOF Kenya LAN and WAN, all the Servers and print database servers, E-mail servers and the client machines.
  • Provide ICT support to the organization.
  • Perform on time daily and weekly backups for all ECLOF Kenya systems and ensure that they are promptly taken for offsite storage.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of all ECLOF Kenya hardware.
  • Monitor on a regular basis adherence to the laid down ICT policies and procedures in Head Office and the Business Units.
  • Upgrade the ECLOF Kenya systems as required from time to time. This includes performing software installations on servers and client machines.
  • Maintain the ECLOF Kenya ICT inventory.
  • Provide relevant training to staff to upgrade their ICT skills and regular updates on ICT trends and development.
  • Provide technical specification to facilitate procurement of computer equipment and accessories.
  • Manage the software licences and ensure use of genuine software.
  • Support the IT manager in the implementation of ICT strategies.
  • Generate standard and non standard reports from the system as may be required by the business.
  • Assist users in solving systems problems experienced in the course of day to day operations in liaison with database programmers.
  • Ensure the security of the hardware and software systems.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any other related ICT field.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and CCNA certifications. In-depth knowledge of database systems especially MS SQL is a must.
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
Relevant Work Experience
  • At least two (2) years relevant working experience in a similar position in a busy ICT environment.
Internal Auditor

Overall Job Purpose

The position is responsible for providing leadership in planning and management of internal audit, assurance, quality control and standardisation of the functions of the Company; evolving and developing processes to ensure adherence to policy prudent reporting requirements, cost management and internal controls

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop policy, procedures and systems for the Department, including documentation and make recommendations, where necessary, to revise operations, accounting, procurement, HR and ICT manuals in order to ensure adherence to company policy, statutory requirements and reporting requirements.
  • Work with all departments in reviewing systems and establishing appropriate controls and procedures, where they may not exist.
  • Provide assurance to the management and Board that there is compliance with policy, statutory and reporting requirements.
  • Audit transactions, processes, records, premises, assets etc. of the company on a regular basis and more specifically pay particular attention to financial accounting, loan processing, client management, portfolio management, loan tracking, procurement, human resource, statutory compliance and financial reporting processes.
  • Carry out regular and surprise inspections of all processes, policies and procedures and ensure that they comply with all statutory requirements and best practice guidelines.
  • Prepare internal audit and inspection reports and present those to the Board’s Finance & Audit Committee, clearly indicating how these fit into the overall business/company strategy.
  • Keep abreast with latest developments in the Micro finance, Banking, Audit and Accounting fields with a view to enhancing the internal audit function as a key contributor to overall company strategy.
  • Review financial reports in preparation for external audits.
  • Follow up on recommendations of internal and external audits and ensure effective remedial action is taken on a timely manner.
  • Member of the audit, finance and administration committee of the Board.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Qualified CPA (K) holder or equivalent
  • Member of ICPAK
  • CISA (Certified Internal Systems Auditor) qualification is added advantage
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite, DOS, Accounting packages)
  • Leadership and Management skills.
Relevant Work Experience
  • At least five (5) years experience with four (4) years hands on experience in as an Internal Audit Manager in the financial sector
Mode of Application

Interested candidates should send their applications and attach a detailed CV and copies of their certificates via email to hr@eclof-kenya.org or by post to

The HR and Admin Manager
ECLOF-Kenya
P.O. Box 34889, 00100
Nairobi

All applications should reach the above by close of business on Friday 3rd February, 2012

Mount Kenya Bottlers Limited - Opportunity for Great Business Partnership

Mount Kenya Bottlers Limited (MKBL) is a franchise of The Coca-Cola Company.

We are manufacturers and distributors of world class Coca-Cola brands namely Coke, Fanta,Sprite, Dasani, Novida and Minute Maid Juice among others. Over the years MKBL has experienced business growth within her territory.

To tap this great opportunity we are seeking to partner with strong entrepreneurial individuals or companies who are willing to invest a minimum of three (3) million Kenya shillings, a 3,000 square feet warehouse accessible by forty (40) feet truck and a serviceable half truck.

Opportunities are available within Kirinyaga, Embu, Nyeri, Meru, Laikipia, Tharaka- Nithi, Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit and Moyale counties in markets such as Sagana, Karatina, Mukurweini, Othaya, Nyeri, Mwea, Kerugoya, Kutus, Nanyuki, Timau, Runyenjes, Marimanti, Kiritiri, Nyahururu, Chuka, Meru town, Laare, Maua, Mutuati, Isiolo, Archers post, Merille, Marsabit, Merti, Garbatula and Moyale.

Interested parties in this profitable business venture are requested to send their application to the undersigned on or before 14th February 2012, indicating the town/market of interest and should attach a business plan and proof of financial strength:

The Managing Director
Mount Kenya Bottlers Limited
Wan’gombe Waihura Road
P.O Box 623
10100 Nyeri, Kenya
Tel: +254 61 2030634/41,
Mobile: +254 734 552017, +254 721 908427
Fax: +254 61 2032953

Safaricom - NMC Network Surveillance Shift Technician Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network Operations and Support Department within the Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

NMC Network Surveillance - Shift Technician

Ref: TECHNICAL_NMC-NS-ST_JAN 2012

Reporting to the Shift Support Team Manager; the holder of the position will ensure proper monitoring and detection of faults in the entire network coupled with timely and correct escalation to the various maintenance teams so as to meet the set network KPI’S.

Key Responsibilities
  • Network element fault identification, diagnosis, reporting, follow-up & fault clearance.
  • Proper fault escalation and network updates.
  • Perform proper reaction time for faults in the network.
  • Conduct proper 1st level fault clearance.
  • Control of works orders execution and ensure network quality.
  • NMC daily reports
Minimum requirements
  • University degree in electrical/electronics with a bias in telecommunications or Computer science.
  • Excellent communication and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills, a team player, results oriented.
  • Must have a flexible attitude to working times or arrangements.
  • Must have a passion for serving others;.
  • CCNA certification will be an added advantage.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Monday, 06 February, 2012.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke

Kenyaweb - Mobile Application Developer Job in Kenya

Kenyaweb is a professional Mobile and Web application development company with the Head Office in Nairobi, and another branch in Mombasa Kenya.

We are seeking to recruit an interactive Mobile Application Developer preferably a lady with experience in developing full-scale mobile applications on the iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows platform.

We are particularly interested in an individual possessing a quality-oriented attitude, attention to detail and the capacity to debug her own code.

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a team of extremely talented programmers and designers with an aim to create exciting new consumer mobile products, then we should talk.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop new apps
  • Maintain existing apps
  • Assist in the ideation of apps
  • Assist in the creation of information architecture and wireframes of apps
Requirements:
  • 1+ Years experience developing mobile apps using various programming languages
  • 2+ Years of software development experience
  • Strong ambition to adapt and learn new development technologies
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work in a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven experience in developing mobile applications using J2ME
Other desired skills:
  • Strong understanding of OOP principles and design patterns
  • Experience developing with Adobe Flash, Flash Builder, and ActionScript
  • Experience developing cross-platform apps using Adobe AIR
  • Experience developing Android apps using Java
  • Experience developing with Unity3D
  • Experience developing with JavaScript / AJAX
  • Experience developing with PHP / MySQL
  • Experience developing with Microsoft.NET (C#) / MsSQL
  • Experience implementing 3rd party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc)
The salary for this position commensurate with experience.

In addition, kenyaweb provides a competitive benefits package, including merit-based bonuses and more.

Applications:

If you are the person we are seeking to recruit, send your cover and detailed Curriculum Vitae ASAP to hr@kenyaweb.com and cc to appsupport@kenyaweb.com to reach us not later than 10th February, 2012

Note
  1. Those who had applied earlier and those who do not meet the above qualifications need not apply.
  2. Mention some of the apps you have developed on your CV and kindly give a link to some of them which have been published on app stores

Head of Finance Job in Mombasa Kenya

Head of Finance - Micro Finance

Basic Function:

The Head of Finance will be accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Principal accountabilities are:
  • Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • sustain corporate organizational goals and objectives as guided by the IFRS,CGAP guidelines and the MFI act 2006
  • Draft funding proposals for the approval by Board of Directors.
  • Head the Internal Audit and control function by ensuring compliance with existing policies and procedures and developing new policies.
  • Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive job cost system.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
  • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/B.Com in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA
  • CPA (K) highly desirable
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, in Banking/Microfinance
Personal Attributes:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
Other Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong working knowledge of Accounting and loan tracking systems i.e. tally, Micro banker, and, or Mifos. Mandatory
Work Station: Mombasa Kenya

Interested candidates should send their application indicating current/last salary and expected salary with a copy of their CV to info@echelonhc.com before 5th February 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, a major player in the Telecommunications Industry is looking to fill the position of Business Development Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building a market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships based on VSAT Solutions.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Identifying, qualifying and capturing new business opportunities supporting the Company.
  • Planning and achieving target sales volume and growth.
  • Tracking, analyzing and communicating key sales administration performance metrics.
  • Supporting the company’s sales team including managing sales schedules, creating sales documents and proposals, and prioritizing customer sales requests.
  • Liaising with the Client services Manager to develop and implement customer satisfaction and retention strategies.
  • Optimize the sales team talent and potential to achieve desired business objectives and results.
  • Prepare and submit appropriates sales reports on a timely basis.
  • Develop and expand new customer base within the specific additional target volume.
The successful candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen aged between 25-30
  • Have a B.Sc. Computer sciences, Engineering, IT, Marketing, technical Sales or equivalent qualifications.
  • Have 2-3 years successful work experience in area of ICT products and services.
  • Be extremely detail oriented.
  • Have the ability to maintain a high level of self motivation and to work with minimum supervision
  • Have the ability to build strong customer relationships based on trust and service delivery
  • Have the ability to complete work assignments and achieve results in a busy work environment
  • Have the ability to convey complex thoughts, both written and oral, in clear, concise and timely fashion.
  • Have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of customers’ business requirements and deal with complex projects, putting together holistic solutions.
  • Be an excellent communicator with good time management skills
  • Have a strategic mindset with corporate focus
Interested candidates should send their application indicating current/last salary and expected salary with a copy of their CV to info@echelonhc.com before 4th February 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Mercy Corps - Volunteer Trainers – Village Savings and Loans (VSL) Jobs in Murang'a County

Volunteer Trainers – Village Savings and Loans (VSL)

(7 positions, 1 per constituency)

Are you a youth living in any of the 7 constituencies Muran’ga County?

Are you passionate about young people and actively involved in youth activities where you live through a village Bunge?

Do you want to gain skills, tools and experience that can allow you to go into consultancy (self employment), work with micro-finance and business development institutions or NGO’s involved in community saving mobilization programs?

Then this opportunity is for you!



Mercy Corps through funding by USAID is currently implementing the Yes Youth Can (YYC) Program in Central Province.

The program is designed to empower Kenya’s youth population through building capacity of youth groups and organizations to engage with markets, governments and their immediate communities; and to pursue their legitimate needs and interests more effectively in a way that builds positive inter-ethnic networks.

The program has an economic empowerment component which includes formation of Village Savings and Loans (VSL) groups for young people within Bunges.

We are looking for volunteer young women and men to be empowered as constituency based trainers to support this.

You will be helping youths in your constituency mobilize their own resources for personal and business use as you develop your own competence in this field.

If your answer is yes to all the above questions and in addition you;
  • Are available – Trainer should be a resident of the Constituency they intend to work in and be available to deliver trainings and support saving groups in their constituency.
  • Have the right attitude – Trainers should enjoy working with youths and youth groups and can play a supportive role as model or mentor.
  • Have the reach – Trainers should have access to and feel comfortable working in environments and places where Bunges operate within their constituencies.
  • Are flexible – Youth are a diverse cohort. Trainers should therefore be able to adapt their practice to meet various needs among different youth in the community.
  • Are committed – Trainers should demonstrate a commitment to youths, youth empowerment, YYC goals and objectives.
Other minimum qualifications include:
  • ‘O’ Level (KCSE) Certificate (Post-Secondary qualifications in business administration, economics and related specializations preferred though not necessary as a trainer as the successful candidates will be trained)
  • At least 1 year experience with chamas, investment groups or table banking groups..
  • Membership to a YYC Village Bunge.
  • Proven arithmetic, organization and planning skills.
Send your application and CV in confidence before 5:00pm Tuesday the 7th of February 2012 to:

Program Officer – Economic Empowerment,
Mercy Corps, YYC Program
Email: kalwala@ke.mercycorps.org

Hand-delivered applications can be dropped off at our Thika Office Reception, Ngoingwa Estate (alight at Sijas Stage along Thika – Mangu Road)

Ps: Please indicate your Bunge name and Constituency in the subject line. Female youth are especially encouraged to apply

Head of Sales & Marketing Job in Kenya

Head of Sales & Marketing

Our client is a leading hotel chain with multiple establishments located across the country.

They seek to recruit a dynamic results-oriented individual to develop and implement superior marketing strategies that will lead to the achievement of sales targets, maximized revenues and profits.

Job Profile
  • Create and implement workable marketing strategy targeting corporate clientele
  • Attain hotel set goals, profitability and achieve sales targets.
  • Liaise with travel agents to prospect new markets and opportunities.
  • Implement sales and marketing strategies, processes and systems.
  • Build effective internal and external customer relationship
  • Liaise regularly with other departments to produce progress reports.
  • Provide report to management regarding performance and competition.
  • Increase in sales volume and market share
  • Develop sound relations with customer base.
  • Executing innovative sales and marketing strategies
  • Implementing sound processes and systems
Person Profile
  • Education & qualifications: First Degree in hotel/hospitality management, marketing or business related field.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Marketing (CIM, ABE, MSK).
  • Be of high professional and ethical standing.
  • A minimum of eight years post-qualification experience in a challenging environment, three of which should be at senior management within the hospitality industry.
  • Good knowledge of the local and international tourist markets
  • Highly computer literate (MS Office Suite) and proficiency in Fidelio Front Office PMS or similar industry applications advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in at least two European languages of the key tourism source markets would be an added advantage.
Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: recruit@idp-ea.com on or before Wednesday 8th February 2012.

Do not attach any scanned documents please.

To apply online, visit our website on http://www.idp-ea.com/featured-jobs/ 

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