Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Save the Children - Regional Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Regional Finance and Administration Manager, Nairobi

8 months contract

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Save the Children Finland Eastern Africa Regional Office is based in Nairobi and is implementing projects together with partners in Kenya and Ethiopia and supporting Save the Children programme in Somalia/Somaliland.

This is a senior management position reporting to the Regional Representative; the post holder will be responsible for overall financial management at Eastern Africa Regional Office.

Requirements
  • University degree in finance, accounting or other related field
  • Professional Qualifications-Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, at least 2 of which must be in a management position.
  • Experience in working with an international NGO
  • Experience in Financial Management
  • Proven experience in working with partners
  • Knowledge of Quick books accounting software
Availability: Immediately

For further details and to request the complete job profile and application requirements, please send an email to

vacancies@savethechildrenfin.or.ke

Deadline for submission of applications is 5th March 2012 at 12:00 pm.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children staff will at all times carry out their responsibilities in accordance with Save the Children Child Safeguarding Protocol.

Save the Children Finland is an equal opportunity employer

Lead Generation and Sales Executive Job in Kenya

Lead Generation and Sales Executive

We are a well established technology outfit operating in East and Southern Africa.

We provide top of the range financial services systems as well as financial markets research and analytics.

We are looking for highly motivated; experienced and enterpreneural minded individuals to join our exciting lead generator and distributorship program.

Position Type: Contract /Freelance/Part Time

Compensation: Retainer of Kshs 25,000 per month plus excellent commission (estimated to range from Kshs50,000 to over Kshs400,000 in a month if reasonable targets are met)

Personal Attributes

This is a freelance position that requires an independent professional that does not require close supervision and is able to deliver independently.

Other attributes are as follows;
  • Must have own transport; computer equipment; internet; fax and basic office facilities
  • Must have reliable telephone facilities ie telephone and mobile phones
  • Must be able to communicate online
  • Must be able to attend periodic review meetings at our offices
  • It is acceptable for one to apply as a company; partnership etc and obtain full distributorship rights from us
Responsibilities
  • Business-to-Business lead generation and sales prospecting
  • Cold calling, gathering sales intelligence, handling objections
  • Re-qualifying leads from events, mailers, other activities
  • Appointment setting
  • Conducting presentations as and when required
Required Skills & Experience
  • Self-motivated, goal oriented, and dependable
  • Able to work independently with remote supervision
  • Excellent telephone and written communication skills, attention to detail
  • Professional upbeat telephone voice, strong probing skills, persistence
  • Able to engage management decision makers and influencers at any level
  • Inside sales or customer service experience in a business-to-business environment
  • Proven track record in cold calling, sales prospecting and appointment setting
  • Understand organizational structures and decision making processes
Other Requirements
  • Understand the sales process and able to work to targets
  • Able to take direction and incorporate feedback into work
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure and industry terms is an added advantage
  • Field sales, lead generation or marketing experience is a plus
  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, email and use of the Internet
If interested send a cover letter and CV/company profile to salesexec@escrogroup.com

Blue Webs Africa - Business Development Executive Job in Kenya

Blue Webs Africa is looking for a highly-motivated, intelligent, and skilled individual to join its team as a Business Development Executive

The position will have the primary and immediate responsibility for growing the sales and Services, maximizing financial returns through efficient and effective marketing and delivery of products. The person will be expected to work closely with the engineers to close deals.

Job Objectives / Summary

Working within sales & marketing team you will be responsible for building and developing a successful sales & marketing pipeline. This is a new business role and you will be expected to generate leads by participating in a number of sales & marketing activities:
  • Calling prospects from a target database (usually following up a mailshot)
  • Cold calling
  • Networking
  • Attending exhibitions/seminars
  • Referrals from clients
In addition you should have a strong and growing telemarketing approach which will assist towards making sales appointments.

Duties
  • Conduct day to day sales & marketing activities.
  • Own revenue targets and deliverables
  • Identify and qualify prospects within this target market.
  • Perform presentation and customer sensitization activities
  • Prepare proposals and tender documents.
  • Identify Customer requirement: meet customer requirement with minimum hassle.
  • Develop and build a client base utilizing proven sales techniques e.g. prospecting, cold calling, lead generation and probing.
  • Create a large base of customers
  • Work closely with engineers to ensure the delivery of quality service
Qualification
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in a related field ( Sales and marketing, BCOM)
  • IT certification will be added advantage
  • 2 years sales in IT will be added advantage.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Strategic Business Perceptive
  • Good organizational skills
  • Time Management of self and others
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of own job/Subject Area
  • Ability to sell and meet targets.
  • Go getter , independence, Trustworthy/ Reliable, Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Confident, Pleasant and Smart
Complexity and difficulty of the work
  • A demanding job that requires high level of achievement, commitment including lobbying for business.
Successful performance standards
  • Aggressive and Result Oriented
  • Able to meet set target on a monthly basis
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to write good proposals
  • Ability to keep confidential company and client information.
Interested and qualified candidates that meet this Job description should send their updated CV to bwebsafrica@gmail.com on or before 5th March, 2012.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website:www.bluewebsafrica.co.ke

Blue Webs Africa - PHP Developer Job in Kenya

Blue Webs Africa are looking for a highly-motivated, intelligent, and skilled individual to join its team as a PHP Developer. He/She will be reporting to the Chief Technical Officer.

The job requires the ability to build stable, secure, and attractive web applications based on predetermined specifications, but also creativity to come up with and ability to execute one's own ideas that will further our goals as a company.

We are looking for someone with the self-discipline to get work done in a timely manner without constant oversight. We'll also be looking for an eagerness to collaborate with a small team of highly-motivated people.

Candidates must be able to furnish portfolios of their work, or at least several links to websites that they have created or made substantial contributions to.

Responsibilities
  • Develop custom web applications and websites using the PHP and AJAX.
  • Implement client websites and web applications, intranets and extranets.
  • Help to architect client projects under the guidance of our chief technical officer.
  • Prepare project specifications documents, features documents, feature documents and project plans.
  • Develop new products and extend existing ones.
  • Participate in all phases of Web application and websites development projects, from requirements gathering to deployment.
  • Rapidly develop new features based on user feedback.
  • Work on weekly and bi-weekly deadlines
Required Minimum experience and qualifications
  • Hands-on web development experience.
  • Programming experience using PHP/MySQL required.
  • Thorough knowledge of both front-end and back-end technologies, including XHTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and XML
  • Strong HTML, CSS AJAX and JavaScript experience.
  • Experience customizing and further developing and hacking open source software.
  • BSc Computer science (you don't necessarily need a CS degree (although clearly, that helps), just be smart).
  • Proven experience building web applications and database-driven websites.
  • Interest in feature development to accommodate user needs
  • Appreciation of cross-browser compatibility and web standards
Other Desirable characteristics/Bonus Skills
  • A focus on security is a plus.
  • Experience with shell scripting, Perl, Python is a plus.
Web Design skills a big plus

Interested and qualified candidates that meet this Job description should send their updated CV to bwebsafrica@gmail.com on or before 5th March, 2012.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website:www.bluewebsafrica.co.ke

Payroll Accountant Job in Kenya - Medical Firm (KShs 50,000 p.m.)

A medical firm require Payroll Accountant urgently.

Salary 50,000/-

Male candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please apply stating your current salary

Applications: Please send up to date CV, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to: cathie@summitrecruitment-kenya.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate on email which position you are interested in.

Deadline: 9th of March 2012

Safaricom - System Security Administrator Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IT Operations / IT Security Department within the Technology Division.

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

System Security Administrator

Ref: TECHNICAL-SSA-FEB 2012

Reporting to the Manager Systems Security; the holder of the position will plan/manage the execution of system Security related tasks within existing & new projects; Implement Security policies, standards and procedures; Provide technical security expertise and support to project teams to ensure the efficient use of systems and tools.

Key Responsibilities
  • Security vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on IT Business Systems, Data and GSM networks;
  • Minimize and mitigate risks introduced by existing and new information technologies and services ;
  • Advice on mitigation and resolution to the technical resources;
  • Implement Information Security Policies, Standards, Procedures & & Minimum Baseline Standards (aka Checklist/Guideline);
  • Provide input to defining compliance and monitoring metrics for system Security;
  • Liaise with Internal & External Auditors in the implementation of System Security audits to ensure that system audit scope will add value to the risk management process.
  • Assist Information Custodians with the resolution of system audit findings. Provide a report detailing resolutions and get sign-offs from the system custodians;
  • Provide feedback regarding progress made on previous system audits.
  • Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot various system security systems including Content filters, Antivirus, Network and Host IDS/IPS;
  • Ensure that all new content threats are addressed and Protect the environment from intrusions/hacks;
  • Update the security technologies by installation of new signatures and patches;
  • Information Security Research - ensure regular updates for all new threats to all technologies implemented in Safaricom (this includes exploits directed at GSM specific technologies);
  • Design and advice on Security implementations for all new systems within the technical division;
  • Design network security in new and existing networks;
  • Participate in all technical projects and provide Security requirements in line with information security policies and Standard requirements.
  • Build a security in-depth network and ensure the Firewalls, IPS/IDSs, Network authentication technologies are designed in line with Security best practices.
Minimum Requirements
  • Formal 4 year Information Technology Degree from an acknowledged Tertiary Institution
  • Minimum of 5 years System Security experience – in Penetration testing and Vulnerability assessments, IDS/Firewalls/VPN administration, Content filters, Security Scan tools, Network and Systems Administration ;
  • Professional Information Security Qualification: CCSP/CISSP/CISM/CISA;
  • Advanced Networking Competencies: CCNA/CCNP;
  • Advanced understanding of the implementation of ISO27000, PCI DSS & COBIT;
  • Experience in the use of vulnerability assessment tools;
  • Experience in Microsoft & Unix Operating Systems;
  • Advanced understanding of information security technologies such as Firewalls, Host and Network-based Intrusion Detection Systems, Antivirus, web & content filtering solutions, Network Access Control etc;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Must be highly committed, self- motivated, confident, enthusiastic and have the ability to perform well under pressure;
  • Excellent communication and Ability to work in a team.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess 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 Wednesday, 7th March 2012.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke

IRC - Senior Human Resources Coordinator Job in Kenya

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Location: Global; preferably in an IRC Country Program

Scope of Work: The IRC Emergency Response Team (ERT) staff is expected to be deployed in the field, either in an emergency or roving capacity, for up to 75% of the time (9 months a year) and must be able to deploy to the site of an emergency within 72 hours of notification.

The Senior Human Resources Coordinator has responsibility to lead the implementation and management of the country/emergency Human resource functions.

S/he is a member of the NY Headquarters global HR Unit and the Emergency Response and Preparedness Unit (EPRU). During emergency deployments ERT staff will work under the direction of IRC’s Emergency Field Director or designated country emergency lead.

During times with no acute emergency deployment the position will report to the Senior Director, Global HR Capacity and Partners.

Three Core Responsibility Areas:

Emergency Deployments; Emergency Preparedness and Non-emergency support

Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Hire, orient, train and supervise the human resource staff required to support IRC’s emergency interventions;
  • Ensure timely payment of local staff, statutory remittances and benefit providers; working closely with Finance to maintain required documentation, internal control standards and accurate allocation of expenditures.
  • Maintain and/or develop the HR emergency start-up materials and tools, including template policies, procedures, and job descriptions working in close collaboration with the EPRU Team.
  • Provide HR technical support to existing country programs remotely and through in-country visits or short-term deployments; undertake technical assessments or evaluations of HR structures, policies and/or activities of large scale-complex programs
  • Etc.
Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources or Bachelors Degree required and advanced professional certification in human resource management
  • At least 6 years of experience in human resources management including a minimum three years in conflict/emergency locations
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, recommend and implement best practice approaches that deliver rapid, consistent, high-quality HR management and service provision in an emergency environment
  • Proven abilities to effectively work with local legal counsel and government departments (Ministry of Labor, Immigration etc) to rapidly identify host country legal requirements, for expatriate and national staff negotiate approvals and constructively resolve HR legal issues.
  • Bilingual French/English highly preferred.
Click (or copy and paste) to view detailed job description: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7891

The IRC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages

Marketer Job in Kenya

Our client is a firm dealing with video and documentary production, writing, editing and marketing and is looking for a marketer.

Requirements

3 yrs working experience in sales especially in a Public relations or the communication industry.

Diploma in sales and marketing.

The marketer will be subjected to monthly targets.

He/she will be required to give daily marketing reports .

Airtime, fare will be provided to facilitate their work in any possible way.

There will be commissions on surpassing targets on the total value of additional business.

Key responsibilities
  • Maintain and develop a computerized customer and prospect database.
  • Plan and carry out direct marketing activities (principally direct mail) to agreed budgets, sales volumes, values, product mix and timescales.
  • Develop ideas and create offers for direct mail and marketing to major accounts.
  • Respond to and follow up sales enquiries by post, telephone, and personal visits.
  • Maintain and develop existing and new customers through planned individual account support.
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information.
  • Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys.
  • Maintain and report on equipment and software suitability for direct marketing and sales reporting purposes.
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organizational development.
  • Manage the external marketing agency activities of telemarketing and research.
  • Attend training and to develop relevant knowledge and skills.
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke

Please indicate current or last salary.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database no for interviewing

Sales & Marketers Job

Have you been working with farmers or dealing in land and interested in marketing some fast moving farm equipments?

A company dealing in supplies and installation of greenhouses, irrigation systems and pumps is looking for Sales and marketers to sell and promote its products and services.

Handsome commissions are on offer.

Qualification: -
  • College certificate in agricultural or business related field or experience in selling of agricultural equipment.
  • Good communication skills.
Applications to:

Email: agriccon@gmail.com

Application deadline: 14/03/2012

Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

Our client a consulting and training company seeks to employ an experienced and highly motivated professional to fill the position of Business Development Manager.

The successful candidate will:

Be responsible for building up a business through gaining new customers and accounts

Provide leadership and the overall in-charge of the business development, sales and marketing functions of the company

Execute the sales and marketing strategies of the company

Open up new markets for Customer Service Consulting Products

Identify and pursue business growth opportunities in the market

Develop, manage and enrich relations with customers and business partners

Follow up new business opportunities and setting up meetings

Plan and prepare presentations to clients and prospects

Communicate new product developments to prospective clients

Oversee the development of marketing literature

Administer accounts and write reports to the customers and management

Provide management with market feedback

Qualifications:
  • Four (4) years in sales, account management or marketing in service industry
  • Education and professional background Degree in Business/Marketing
  • Experience in selling to large organizations an added advantage
Personal Qualities:
  • Good business sense
  • Understanding about their market and competitors' products
  • Good communications skills, both writing and verbally
  • To be self-motivated but able to work as part of a team
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Good negotiation skills and persuasiveness
  • Confidence presenting to large groups of people
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Effective leader
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
  • A smart appearance and professional manner
  • Enjoy networking and meeting new people
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke

Please indicate current or last salary.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database for interviewing.

Closing date for applications submission is 5:00pm 8th March

Sales Controller Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Sales Controller

Location: Nairobi

Company Profile:

Our client is the world's leading Multinational Company dealing in the manufacturing of Nutrition based consumer products.

Main Purpose of the Position;

The job holder will give support to the Head of Sales as a trusted Co-Pilot within the Sales leadership team by engaging in a business-partnering role with sales management and the business functions to influence positive business decisions.

In addition the incumbent will support strategy execution around sales objectives and ensure achievement of related financial commitments

Main Responsibilities
  • Drive transparency and performance improvements through sales financial & non financial KPIs/metrics;
  • Drive an Integrated Planning Process by defining the Financials Operating Plan/Dynamic Forecast working assumptions based on market objectives and aligned with CoEschedule and process directives;
  • Drive the Total Trade Spend (TTS) accounting / management;
  • Ensure that the current trade terms are aligned with the company’s Trade Support cost (Trade Spend) and generate positive financial results;Support an efficient resource allocation process through an investment plan and working capital;
  • Support management of business performance by establishing sales related costs based on agreed targets andchallenging current levels of performance;
  • Proactively manage costs including structural costs;
  • Ensure execution of pricing policy and margins are in line with agreed strategies;
  • Champion the Group and Business view versus local and market view;
  • Support new business initiatives by contributing to the strategic modeling for new products/innovation & renovation projects (market research, cost and price estimation, investment plans) including sensitivity analysis;
  • Ensure adherence to company’s Corporate Governance;
  • Define and maintain the relevant control environment by ensuring all internal controls are in place;
  • Drive delivery of Finance and Control guidelines and ensure "True & Fair View" of financial statements.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or Finance & Cost Management from a recognized university;
  • ACCA or CPA or an equivalent is a must;
  • 6 Years experience in Finance & Accounting of which 3 years should be in management in an FMCG environment;
  • Good system knowledge of SAP, OROS and MS EXCEL.
  • Good leadership skills with ability to coach and manage a team;
  • Excellent people skills, with ability to impact and convince others at all levels within the organization
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Marenyo Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd - Cooperative Society Manager Job in Yala / Sagam, Luanda

Marenyo Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd

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Co-operative Society Manager

The Position:

Marenyo Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd seeks to recruit a manager who shall be based at the society's Offices in Yala / Sagam and responsible for planning, management, implementation and monitoring of all society's activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure implementation of the society's activities on the ground in collaboration with partners and local stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely and accurate development of operational budgets and manage the society's expenditure to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Provide timely technical advice and periodic financial records to the society's;
  • Strengthen and support the existing structures in the society's area of operation;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of interventions related to the society's;
  • Advice/ support the society's interventions related to the society's;
  • Close collaboration/ co-operation with relevant government ministries;
  • Identify new local partners who can contribute with core competencies to support/ drive the society's;
  • Assist the society's, BOD in designing and development of EEC materials and ensure provision of quality services;
  • Manage the society's resources and assets within its area of operation;
  • Perform all other duties as referred to in the society's by-law of article 57.0.
  • Develop, maintain and promote society's image within its area of operation;
  • Any other duties as assigned;
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Business Administration or CPA 2 and above.
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management or Certificate in Co-op. Administration from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • KCSE C+ and above.
  • At least 3 years field experience working in an active farmer's Community Cooperative Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer (Word, Excel, Access) and MIS (Management Information Systems).
  • Knowledge on handling cereals.
  • Should be aged between 25-40 years.
  • Must have proven interpersonal, organizational, financial, communication and personnel management skills.
  • Must be a person of high integrity, innovative and able to work within minimal supervision.
  • Must be a team player.
  • If you meet the above requirements, send your application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with names of three professional referees to zakokongow@yahoo.com or post it to the address below not later than 14/03/2012:
The chairperson,
Marenyo Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd
P.o Box 186-50307
Luanda.

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Marenyo Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

FSD Kenya - Financial Sector Policy Consultant Advisers Call for Proposals

FSD’s goal is to generate sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of lower-income households through reduced vulnerability to shocks, increased incomes and employment.

Achievement of FSD s ambitious agenda requires that we further deepen our understanding of Kenya’s financial markets, identify new opportunities for engagement and provide the best strategic and technical advice and support to our various partners across the private and public sectors. For this we are seeking to expand our team.

This team includes a substantial number of professionals working full-time within FSD and a wider virtual team of consultant advisers.

Proposals are sought from consultant advisers to join our virtual team across a range of areas.

Those selected will be pre-qualified to undertake specific assignments as they arise in the
course of FSD’s work.

Support is sought in the following areas of FSD’s work:
  • Analysis of financial markets and inclusion;
  • Financial inclusion policy;
  • Branchless banking policy and regulation;
  • Application of new technologies to financial inclusion;
  • AML/CFT policy and financial inclusion;
  • Prudential regulation applied to non-traditional deposit-taking institutions;
  • Retail payments system policy and regulation;
  • Interoperability of payments systems;
  • Competition policy in the financial sector;
  • Social protection payments and other government payments;
  • Financial education policy; and,
  • Consumer protection.
Proposals are sought from qualified specialists.

Guidance on how to apply for this opportunity, a terms of reference and the mandatory requirements can be downloaded from our website (under Opportunities).

Applications should thereafter be submitted to Lydiah Kioko (LydiahKioko@tsdkenyaorg).

Please put “Policy advisers” in the subject line.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 21st March 2012.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’S Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Fran çaise de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

Further information can be obtained from our web site.www.fsdkenya.org

Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) - Senior Financial Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) seeks to locally recruit a dynamic professional as a Senior Financial Specialist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

This is a two (2) year Coterminous local appointment (subject to renewal depending on funding, performance and business need).

WSP is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. WSP operates in Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and South Asia.

The Water and Sanitation Program in Africa (WSP-AF) regional office is based in Nairobi.

One of the six business areas in WSP is Sustainable Services through Domestic Private Sector Participation. It is the business area for supporting client countries to further leverage domestic private sector finance and expertise to scale up water and sanitation services for the poor.

As part of the Domestic Private Sector Participation business area, the Senior Financial Specialist will provide expert advisory services in project and sector financing.

This includes:
  • engaging in dialogue with clients, government actors, development partners on reform issues impacting on the ability of private sector to scale up services and financing to the low income markets;
  • supporting local banks/financial institutions to finance water supply and sanitation investments;
  • developing opportunities for increasing the depth and scope of commercial financing opportunities for small water and sanitation service providers;
  • providing direct advice on public private partnership arrangements which could increase the viability or reduce the risk of small water providers to potential lenders;
  • providing advisory services to utilities and country clients on how such potential borrowers can access debt finance;
  • contributing to a better regional and global understanding of critical financial issues in the water and sanitation sector.
Selection Criteria:

The Senior Financial Specialist should have the following:
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field such as economics, finance, business administration, or other relevant field;
  • at least eight years of relevant experience with a solid understanding of financial analysis, financial accounting and financial modeling in both corporate and project finance contexts;
  • demonstrated experience in supporting governments in strengthening WSS sector regulatory and policy environment regarding participation of private sector in service provision to the poor and/or business enabling environment;
  • capacity support to micro-finance lenders and a demonstrated track record of proactive development of opportunities including working with community groups in accessing commercial finance;
  • outstanding listening, verbal and written communications skills and ability to produce concise, well-written project documentation;
  • Full written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese is desirable.
For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an online application at www.worldbank.org/careers click on > employment opportunities> professional / technical staff opportunities > current vacancies> Job # 120454.

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Closing date is March 13, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Lutheran World Federation DWS Installation of Solar Panels Supervisor Job in Kenya

The Department for World Service (DWS) is the humanitarian and development arm of The Lutheran World Federation. LWF / DWS answers and challenges the causes and the consequences of man’s suffering and poverty.

To improve the quality of Education in Ali Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti, LWF / DWS under the funding of CoS/SIDA plans to install solar panels in the primary school of Wadajir. For this project the following position is required:

1. Supervisor - Installation of Solar Panels (3 Month Contract)

The incumbent will directly be responsible for the installation of solar panels in the primary school of Wadajir, Ali Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti and reporting to the Deputy and Project Coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Offer technical support, guidance and advice to the team concerning solar installation
  • Spearhead the analysis of the tender documents for installation and selection of the qualified installation company
  • Monitor the installation on daily basis to ensure quality works by the installation company
  • Prepare evaluation grid to assist the procurement committee in selecting a qualified company to install the panels
  • Ensure only quality materials and panels are installed and the wiring done in compliance with safety and security requirements
  • Prepare regular (weekly and monthly) reports according to the work plan on the progress of the installation and recommend payments as per the percentage of the works accomplished.
  • Any other related duties as may be necessary for the successful completion of the project.
Professional Qualifications:
  • Degree/Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering – an option in Solar Energy
Experience and necessary skills
  • At least two years in a supervisory or installation position with a solar installation company
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of either French or Somali language is necessary.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 7 March, 2012. email to: jobs.lwfdjibouti@yahoo.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Nairobi Bottlers - Graduate Trainees Jobs in Kenya

The Graduates in Training (GIT) programme is our graduate development initiative that offers talented graduates the opportunity to work with one of the biggest brands in the World (Coca-Cola).

It is designed to prepare our next generation of transformational leaders. The programme will commence in April 2012 and will run for 18 Months.

We welcome highly talented fresh graduates who are resourceful; innovative and daring to excel in whatever they do, so as to make a real contribution to our winning team.

Opportunities exist in Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, Planning and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria

This is a highly competitive programme, applicants need to demonstrate a history of academic achievement at a high level.

We are looking for graduates with a relevant degree qualification in the above mentioned areas.

You must have graduated within the last 2 years and be;
  • A Talented and highly motivated individual who will be committed to the goals of the company.
  • A Good communicator
  • A practical problem solver
  • A Team player
  • Flexible, adaptable and resourceful
  • Sensitive to and appreciative of differences and diversity.
Interested Candidates should apply online; www.cocacolasabco.com

Closing date for receiving the Applications will be 11th March 2012

“Coca-Cola Sabco Pty Ltd emphasizes growth and developmental opportunities for their employees, therefore internal candidates will be considered before external candidates for this positions”.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates whom are short listed will be contacted

Hotel General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

A newly Established 4 Star Hotel in Nairobi is seeking for an outstanding individual to fill the position of:

Hotel General Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing the day to day hotel operations in achieving optimum Standards of service and Value to the Hotel Guests within profit objectives and in a manner consistent with the Company’s philosophy and Standard Operating Procedures

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensures efficient operations and cost control of all hotel Departments and Facilities.
  • Ensures hotel implementation and compliance of policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Directs hotel actions in maximizing profitability, increasing service levels and improving staff satisfaction.
  • Deals with the general public, customers, employees, union and government officials with tact and courtesy.
  • Maintains product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations and taking corrective action.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Hotel Management or its equivalent from recognized institution.
  • At least three years oversees experience in hotel management.
  • Substantial and successful track record in Food and Beverage and Front Office operations.
  • A minimum of five years experience as a General Manager in a similar establishment.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of professionals.
Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration to hre@manrikgroup.com or hr@manrik.com before end of day 10 March 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kindly note that we are an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Futures Group - Software Programmer, Application Developer Job in Kenya

Position: Software Programmer, Application Developer – Kenya

Reports To: Chief of Party

Project Description:

Established in 1971, Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well- being of people around the world.

We have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Futures Group provides HMIS support to the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Under a new contract, the Futures team provides a range of technical assistance including: support for the continued development and implementation of the national HMIS strategy; improving information flow to guide policy and program decisions; facilitating interoperability between disparate HMIS including specific efforts to harmonize and integrate laboratory, pharmacy, and electronic medical records (EMR) sub-systems; and developing a data warehouse.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Software Programmer will have technical responsibility for developing software application to support interoperability and integration coding of electronic health record (EHR) system, hospital subsystems (laboratory, pharmacy, EPMS electronic patient management software).

He/She will possess very strong competencies in programming, and developing programming solutions.

The Software Programmer will work closely with members of the existing software development team and will interact with local partner staff, Kenya ministries of health and international technical staff.

The Software Programmer will report to Chief of party, Kenya and Senior IT Manager (US) and provide support in all areas of software coding, application development, database development responsibilities.

Technical Skills:
  • Minimum five years hands-on, experience in coding and software applications development.
  • Three years hands-on experience with transact SQL, CSS, XML, .Net (C#, ASP), JavaScript required
  • Experienced in developing both the Front and Back End applications using Visual Studio required
  • Knowledge of transactional databases (MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite) and database programming including stored procedures, triggers and functions required
  • Experience in Source Code Management systems (SourceSafe) required
  • Ability to read, test and debug C#, JavaScript software coding required
  • Proficient in .Net with solid object oriented modeling skills, UML, Use Cases, and EA
  • Experience with Stored Procedure Programming, Database Analysis, Data Conversions, Data Mapping
  • Experience in Android development, mobile programming, HTML5 (Desired)
  • JDK (Java development toolkit), Android SDK (includes emulator), Eclipse for Java developers, ADT (Android
  • Development Toolkit) plugin for Eclipse (Desired)
  • Technical and user documentation skills required
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology (Programming)
  • Experience working in Health domain preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate in positive working relationships with other team members and partners
  • Ability to work as part of software team environment highly important.
  • Demonstrated ability to make online presentations and communications of technical material either written or oral, in a clear and concise manner to non-technical partners
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Must be able to travel locally in Kenya
  • Local Kenya nationals preferred
Additional Information

Equipment to be used: General office equipment; computers

Physical demands: N/A

Must be available for domestic and international travel upto 30% of the time.

All applications for this position should be submitted online at futuresgroupcareers@gmail.com by March 9, 2012.

Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Saj Ceramics - Shift Incharge & Gasifier Incharge Jobs in Kenya

Interested in Qualified Engineering professionals.

The candidate’s basic qualifications and requirements are as follows:

Must be a Kenya citizen within the age of 26-45 years

Degree qualification or equivalent in either mechanical, chemical, electrical or instrumental engineering. (Related fields from a recognized institute of higher learning will be accepted)

Minimum 5 years experience in an organic and/or fossil fuel conversion and/or generation plant. E.g gasification and/or refinery plant.

Ability to carry out mechanical maintenance, preventive and predictive maintenance, general overhauls, handle hydraulic systems such as gasifiers, waste heat exchangers, pumps grate, gear-boxes etc is vital.

Must have held a position of responsibility for at least 3 years.

A diploma or technician certificate with stated experience will also be considered.

If you meet the above qualifications and are in good health, please send your application to vacancy@saj.co.ke by no later than 9th of March 2012.

A competitive package will be offered to successful candidates

Norwegian Refugee Council - Finance Coordinator Job in Dadaab Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Molo) and Ethiopia (Addis Abeba and Dolo Ado).

Position Vacant: Finance Coordinator - Dadaab

Reporting to: Area Manager

Duty Station: Dadaab

Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure financial management systems and procedures are in place and that NRC’s and donors’ accounting practices and standards are adhered to
  • Oversee the financial accounting, management, monitoring and reporting
  • Assist in preparing cash forecasts, maintaining overall budget control and monitoring cash flows and expenditures
  • Ensure that all the accounts are reconciled on monthly basis
  • Oversee all financial requests made by the projects, and ensure that NRC’s external financial obligations are met
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Monitor and disburse program budgets as per approved expenditures and budget lines
  • Provide up-to-date analysis and regular reports of the financial status
  • Support Project Managers in budget preparation, revision as well as proposals development
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Prepare and submit periodic financial reports as required by NRC, donors or local authorities
  • Assign duties, supervise, train and appraise Finance Officers
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Degree in Accounting/Financial Management
  • A minimum of 5 years experience (experience working in an NGO is desirable)
  • Strong computer skills (good knowledge of Excel) and Report writing skills
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Significant understanding of complex emergencies.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Experience with multi-donor programmes.
  • Experience in personnel management.
Deadline for Applications: 9th March 2012

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation

SDV Transami - Regional Security Manager, Operations Manager and Route Manager Jobs in Kenya

Bollore Africa Logistics is the leading integrated logistics network in Africa.

We are a key player in port activity and a specialist in terrestrial transport as well as an expert in tailor-made logistics solutions.

Exciting career opportunities have arisen for self-driven, motivated, diligent individuals to join our group Company SDV Transami Kenya Limited in the following roles:-

1. Regional Security Manager

Based in Nairobi and reporting to the Regional Managing Director, the successful candidate’s main role will be to constantly assess the security environment and support the various Country management teams in implementing initiatives to continually enhance the security measures in place for the business and for the workforce.

Key responsibilities:
  • Advise Country Managers on specific and general security matters;
  • Regularly assess the evolution of main risks identified;
  • Conduct security audits;
  • Oversee all security processes and issues;
  • Manage relationships with local security service providers and law enforcement agencies; and
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely security reports to Regional Office.
Qualifications, attributes & skills:
  • First degree, preferably in Social Sciences;
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in security management. Military/police background is an added advantage;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and presentation skills; and
  • Computer literate.
2. Operations Manager

Based in Mombasa and reporting to the Sea Imports Manager, the useful candidate will be responsible for ensuring smooth and efficient flow of ground operation as well as managing timelines.

Key Responsibilities
  • Liaising with shipping line and declaration to fast track documentation;
  • Ensuring KPI’s for clearance are achieved as per set targets
  • Verify import quotations for containers, vehicles and break-bulk both transit and local; and
  • Ensure cordial relations with stakeholders are maintained.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • University Degree in Business Related studies;
  • Higher diploma in Clearing & Freight Forwarding or related field; and
  • 5 years relevant working experiences in similar position in a medium to large organization.
3. Route Manager

Based in Mombasa and reporting to the Sea Freight Manager, the role will ensure effective management of transit and cost control for efficient customer service.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that the set transit times for transit cargo are adhered to;
  • Respond to customer complaints, enquiries and ensure satisfaction at all times;
  • Participate in Daily meetings, prepare periodic reports and ensure KPI’s are met;
  • Verification of clearance documents for accuracy;
  • Coordinate clearance and on-carriage processes to ensure cost are within expected targets; and
  • Prepare and monitor Section Budget and Staff development to enhance performance and service delivery.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree in Business Related studies;
  • Higher Diploma in Clearing & Forwarding or a similar field; and
  • Over 3 years relevant experience.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may apply (Stating the role they are interested in) enclosing detailed CV’s and copies of academic testimonials to kenya.hr-recruit@bollore.com to reach us on or before 07 March 2012.

Kindly note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Bollore Africa Logistics is an equal opportunity employer

AVU - Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Terms of Reference

Introduction

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eight (8) African Governments: Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania Mozambique, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts:

(a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and

(b) Not-for-profit development services.

The Not-for-profit development services aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities:
  • updating and developing content;
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Development;
  • AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP);
  • set up/upgrade ODeL centers;
  • developing professional networks through Communities of Practices;
  • Research and Development and
  • Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.
Some of the Not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries.

The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries.

The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 22 African countries.

The project has the following activities:

(1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centres and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centres as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions;

(2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution;

(3) Gender Mainstreaming;

(4) Research and Development;

(5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and

(6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity .

The AVU Multinational project II will be implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 22 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and eight (9) Anglophone African Countries: Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania.

To successfully implement these project activities the AVU wishes to engage a Project Assistant Anglophone to provide support to the Project Manager in Nairobi, Kenya

Scope of Work

The Project Assistant Anglophone will report to the Project Manager in Nairobi office.

The main duties of the Project Assistant are as follow:
  • Assisting in developing project documents as instructed by the supervisor, which include:
  • Quarterly Reports
  • Disbursement requests
  • Direct payment Requests
  • Annual Reports
  • Assisting in the organization of project meetings and workshops
  • Taking minutes of project meetings
  • Drafting general internal correspondence for the project
  • Monitoring correspondence with the Anglophone Participating Institutions
  • Compiling donor reporting data for quarterly and annual reports
  • Assist in monitoring timelines for immediate activities of project staff
  • Managing the filing (electronic and manual) system of the project
  • Making travel and accommodation arrangements for project staff and visitors.
  • Establishing reconciliation of travel and accommodation fees for project staff and visitors
  • Timely processing of stationery and other requirements for project implementation
  • Efficient handling of the Project Manager/Program Coordinator schedules.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned form time to time.
Expected Deliverables
  • All project files are up to date and kept in the right format;
  • Project Manager supported in and project team in Nairobi team supported;
  • Bi-Data from Anglophone partner institutions and from AVU compiled for the donor quarterly reports
  • Files of all communications with donors maintained
Qualifications
  • Degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Economics, Commerce, Law or Development Studies, Accounting, Econometrics, Economics of Education/ Education and Economics or a relevant Social Science degree;
  • A qualification in accounting, secretarial studies, office management would be an added advantage;
  • Be conversant with the use of the full MS Office package (particularly Ms Excel) in business planning, Ms Project or other relevant modeling software;
  • At least 2 years’ relevant work experience in an International Organization, IGO or NGO;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in project management;
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure;
  • Attention to details;
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to interact at all levels ;
  • Must demonstrate strong coordination skills; and
  • Ability to work in French will be an added advantage.
Modalities of Work

The Project Assistant Anglophone will work full time dedicating 8 hours a day, for 5 days a week.

Duration: 2 years

Reporting: The officer will work under the supervision of the Project Manager

Payment: The salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience of the successful candidate

How to apply

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate will be appointed on a 2 year contract (renewable).

Application must include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have Project Assistant Anglophone as the email subject.

In case of any inquiries, these should be sent to avuhr@avu.org.

The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

The closing date for this application is March 29th 2012 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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