Monday, 30 April 2012

KenTrade - GM Operations, GM Support Services, Corporation Secretary, HR Head, ICT Head Jobs in Kenya

General Manager – Operations

Job Description

Job Title : General Manager-Operations
Location : Head Office
Division : Operations
Reporting to : Chief Executive Officer

Supervises : (i) Head of Trade Facilitation;(ii) Head of Customer Service; and (iii) Head of ICT.

Purpose of the Job

To oversee the Trade Facilitation, Customer Service and ICT functions in the Agency, including but not limited to;
  • Development, implementation, and operationalisation of the Electronic Single Window System, and information and communication technology support to all departments and other support functions to enable them serve stakeholders in a cost-effective and efficient manner;
  • Continuous scanning of the operational environment, identification of business opportunities and re-engineering of business processes in line with changes in the dynamic business environment;
  • Provision of business solutions to trade logistics that leverage on ICT to automate and re- engineer business processes with a view to facilitating effective implementation of the Electronic Single Window System; and
  • Development and operationalisation of a customer service strategy that entails adequate engagement and sensitization of diverse stakeholder segments on the Electronic Single Window System initiative and service delivery channels that ensure effective service delivery so as to meet the diverse expectations of the various stakeholder segments all customers
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of a comprehensive ICT strategy covering all operations of the Agency;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and maintenance of the Electronic
  • Single Window System’s architecture, defining standards and protocol for data exchange, communications, software and interconnection of the Agency’s information systems;
  • Overseeing and coordinating he development and maintenance of corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing operation of ICT systems;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the conduct of research on emerging Information and Communication Technologies to ensure appropriate ICT investment in line with market trends;
  • Overseeing the linkage between external stakeholder technology systems and the Agency’s ICT infrastructure;
  • Overseeing the evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of information systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems;
  • Overseeing and coordinating effective monitoring of the implementation of ICT strategy to facilitate business transactional processes and enhance the delivery of services;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and monitoring of the approval of annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems;
  • Providing overall leadership and drive towards a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges and in business processes to facilitate efficient and effective trade transactions;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the timely implementation of the Electronic Single Window System in Kenya and ensure the business processes meet international practices;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the monitoring of the entire systems requirements life circle of Electronic Single Window System to ensure that delivered solutions meets business needs and adds value to Kenyan and the regional economies;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of work procedures, perform training sessions, construct new procedure manuals, institute new company procedures and take any other important and necessary steps towards resolving any problems within the business environment;
  • Overseeing and coordinating analysis of important data related to the business such as business records, operating manuals, business guides and other pertinent documents and ensure they are up to date and relevant to the Agency business requirements;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the collection of trade statistics;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the continuous conduct of research on business development and trade logistics improvements;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and operationalization of a customer service strategy that entails adequate engagement and sensitization of diverse stakeholder segments on the SWS Change initiative and service delivery channels that ensure effective service delivery so as to meet the diverse expectations of the various stakeholder segments all customers; and
  • Overseeing and coordinating the preparation of Board Papers on Trade Facilitation, ICT and Customer Service matters.
Contacts

(i) Internal:
  • Chief Executive Officer; and
  • General Manager, Support Services.
(ii) External
  • The Electronic Single Window System Vendor;
  • Other Government Bodies/Agencies using the SWS;
  • Stakeholders/Customers;
  • Business Community;
  • Relevant Government Ministries;
  • Kenya ICT Board;
  • ICT Consultants ; and
  • Suppliers of ICT hardware and Software.
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • 1. Postgraduate degree in either ICT, Operations Management, Economics or Business Administration from a recognized University.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in either ICT, Operations Management or Business Administration; and
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Customer Service is an added advantage.
C. Membership
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies based on discipline of specialization as outlined in A above.
D: Work Experience
  • At least 10 years working experience at top management level within an operational/core-business function.
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Good organizational skills, analytical and attentive to detail with individual leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrable skills sets in either ICT, Operations, or Business Administration coupled with administrative and managerial skills;
  • An astute communicator in both oral and written communication;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • Willingness to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast-paced working environment ;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate employees under him; and
  • Be computer literate in relevant ICT/Business Development/Customer Service applications and packages.
General Manager - Support Services

Job Description

Job Title : General Manager-Support Services
Location : Head Office
Division : Support Services
Reporting To : Chief Executive Officer
Supervises : (i) Head of Finance; (ii) Head of HR and Administration; (iii)Head of Strategy & Planning; and (iv) Head of Procurement.

Purpose of the Job

To oversee the Finance, Human Resource and Administrative support functions in the organization, including but not limited to;
  • Ensuring prudent financial management and internal controls by overseeing the development and implementation of appropriate financial policies, procedures and systems, so as to ensure integrity, timely service delivery and value for money for the Agency; and
  • Ensuring availability of adequate and competent staff; staff training and development; reward management; maintenance of good industrial relations; and administrative support functions for enhanced service delivery to all the stakeholder segments of the Agency.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and operationalisation of the Agency’s Finance Strategy and Budgets;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the preparation of budgets and providing technical support/advice to line managers on budgeting;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the preparation of financial policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of Human Resources Management Strategies that support the Corporate Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives of the Agency;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of effective human resources policies, plans and procedures to guide employment practices;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of appropriate human resource and succession plans to address the Agency’s present and future staff needs;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development of staff Job Descriptions and Specifications;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the implementation of commensurate compensation and benefits packages to ensure attraction and retention of qualified and competent staff;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of sound Performance Management Systems that facilitate a comprehensive performance contracting framework for staff at all levels to facilitate effective implementation of the Agency’s Strategic Plan;
  • Overseeing the development of the Agency’s Pension Scheme in conformity to RBA and government regulations;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of pre-requisite occupational health and safety programs with a view to ensuring a conducive work environment;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and institutionalization of an appropriate performance-based corporate culture that supports the business;
  • Overseeing and coordinating effective salary administration and reward management, including administration of staff payroll;
  • Overseeing and coordinating compliance to the Labour Laws and Government regulations;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the outsourcing of support services and effective supervision of their administration;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the provision of effective and efficient administrative support services to the entire Agency through proper management of office services and logistics;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the administrative function in the broader areas of Transport and Logistics; Document Production; Office logistics and services;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the provision of back office administrative skills in document handling and storage, facility security and upkeep, licensing policies, travel arrangements, accommodation and fleet management;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the design of appropriate administrative systems and policies and ensuring compliance by the various functional units;
  • Overseeing the Strategy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation function;
  • Overseeing all aspects related to the Procurement function; and
  • Overseeing and coordinating the preparation of Board Papers on Finance, Human Resources and Administration matters.
Contacts

(i) Internal:
  • Chief Executive Officer; and
  • General Manager-Operations.
(ii) External:
  • The Treasury;
  • The Ministry of Labour;
  • Relevant Statutory Bodies in Finance, Procurement and HR.
  • Other relevant Government Officers; and
  • Consultants in Finance and HR.
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • A Postgraduate degree in Finance, Human Resources or Business Administration from a recognized University.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Human Resources Management or Administration.
C. Membership
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies based on discipline of specialization as outlined in A above.
D: Work Experience
  • At least 10 years working experience at top management level within a support service function.
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Good organizational skills, analytical and attentive to detail with individual leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrable skills sets in Finance or strategic HR management practice and administrative and managerial skills;
  • An astute communicator in both oral and written communication;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • Willingness to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast-paced working environment ;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate employees under him; and
  • Be computer literate in relevant Finance/HR applications and packages.
Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs

Job Description

Job Title : Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs
Location : Head Office
Department : Legal Affairs
Reporting to : Chief Executive Officer
Supervises : None

Purpose of the Job

To ensure effective and efficient management of Board activities; contract administration; management of the Agency’s legal and regulatory affairs; ensuring compliance to legal and regulatory legislation; drafting and negotiating legal agreements; executing contracts and other instruments for the Agency; secretarial duties and is the principal legal advisor to the Agency.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Provides legal advice to the Agency;
  • Monitors and reviews regulations governing the operations and ensures compliance with statutory requirements on a continuous basis;
  • Organizes Board Meetings, and coordinates preparation of agenda including other documents required for such meetings;
  • Prepares Minutes of the Board Meetings and ensures their circulation;
  • Ensures safekeeping of confirmed and signed Minutes of Board Meetings;
  • Provides advice on all contracts and agreements to be entered into between the Agency and other parties;
  • Handles the Agency’s litigation functions in liaison with the State Law Office; attends court as appropriate and ensures the Agency obtains effective representation as necessary;
  • Facilitates dispute resolution between the Agency and third parties; and
  • Ensures the Agency operates within the Law and advises on compliance issues.
Contacts

(i) Internal:
  • Board Members;
  • Chief Executive Officer; and
  • Heads of Department.
(ii) External:
  • Relevant Government Officers;
  • Relevant Statutory bodies;
  • Legal representatives of other organizations;
  • Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Commission on Administrative Justice; and
  • The Judiciary.
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Commissioner of Oaths; and
  • Certified Public Secretary - Kenya (CPS-K).
C. Membership
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
D: Work Experience
  • 10 years working experience in a commercial legal environment.
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to make decisions;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure;
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines;
  • High level of Integrity;
  • Self-motivated/personal drive;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and good decision making; and
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.
Head of Human Resources and Administration

Job Description

Job Title : Head of Human Resources and Administration
Location : Head Office
Department : Human Resources and Administration
Reporting to : General Manager, Support Services
Supervises : (i) HR Officer;(ii)Administration Officer; and (iii)Training Officer

Purpose of the Job

To formulate appropriate human resources management and administrative strategies, policies and programmes which will contribute to creation of an enabling work environment for employees of the Agency to enable them effectively apply their skills and competencies towards achievement of the organization’s mandate. 

The function will also provide professional advice to the Agency that facilitates adoption and application of best practices in Human Resources Management and general administration.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Develops and implements Human Resources Management Strategies that support the Corporate Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives of the Agency;
  • Facilitates the development of effective human resources policies, plans and procedures to guide employment practices;
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of appropriate human resource and succession plans to address the Agency’s present and future staff needs;
  • Develops Job Descriptions and Specifications;
  • Plans and conducts orientation of new employees to foster positive attitude towards organizational objectives;
  • Ensures implementation of commensurate compensation and benefits packages to ensure attraction and retention of qualified and competent staff;
  • Develops and implements sound Performance Management Systems that facilitate a comprehensive performance contracting framework for staff at all levels to facilitate effective implementation of the Agency’s Strategic Plan;
  • Designs efficient and cost-effective recruitment and selection procedures and tools to ensure acquisition of the necessary talent;
  • Undertakes Training Needs Assessment (TNA) to determine the relevant and effective staff training and development needs, and implements appropriate training programmes;
  • Develops the Agency’s Pension Scheme in conformity to RBA and government regulations;
  • Develops and implements pre-requisite occupational health and safety programmes with a view to ensuring a conducive work environment;
  • Develops HR policies and procedures manual;
  • Ensures relevant grievance handling procedures are in place;
  • Ensures an elaborate skills inventory and records management framework is in place to facilitate availability of information on real time basis;
  • Facilitates the development and institutionalization of an appropriate performance based corporate culture that supports the business;
  • Ensures effective salary administration and reward management, including administration of staff payroll;
  • Ensures compliance to the Labour Laws and Government regulations;
  • Provides effective and efficient administrative support services to the entire Agency through proper management of office services and logistics;
  • Leads and directs the administrative function in the broader areas of Transport and Logistics; Document Production; Office logistics and services;
  • Provides back office administrative skills in document handling and storage, facility security and upkeep, licensing policies, travel arrangements, accommodation and fleet management;
  • Designs appropriate administrative systems and policies and ensures compliance by the various functional units; and
  • Manages and ensures effective maintenance of fixtures, furniture’s and equipments.
Contacts

(i) Internal:
  • General Manager, Support Services;
  • Heads of Departments; and
  • All members of staff.
(ii) External:
  • Government Officers;
  • HR Consultants and training service providers;
  • HR Officers in other state corporations;
  • NSSF,NHIF and RBA;
  • HELB; and
  • Learning/Training institutions and the Directorate of Industrial Training (D.I.T)
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources Management or its equivalent from a recognized University.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Management.
C. Membership
  • Membership to the Institute of Human Resource Management (K) or its equivalent.
D: Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in Human Resource and administration, seven (7) of which should be at senior management level.
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Good organizational skills, analytical and attentive to detail with individual leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrable skills set in strategic HR management practice and administrative and managerial skills;
  • An astute communicator in both oral and written communication;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • Willingness to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate employees under him; and
  • Be computer literate in relevant HR applications and packages.
Head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Job Description

Job Title : Head of Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
Location : Head Office
Department : Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
Reporting to : General Manager, Operations
Supervises : (i)Data Centre Manager; (ii)Infrastructure Manager; and(iii)Applications Manager

Purpose of the Job

To develop, implement, and operationalise the electronic Single Window System, and information and communication technology support to all departments and other support functions within the Agency to enable them serve stakeholders in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive ICT strategy covering all operations of the Agency;
  • Develops and enforces policy and procedures to ensure the protection of the Agency’s IT assets as well as the security and privacy of information;
  • Develops and maintains the systems architecture, defining standards and protocol for data exchange, communications, software and interconnection of the Agency’s information systems;
  • Oversees the running and maintenance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
  • Develops and maintains corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing operation of ICT systems;
  • Approve, coordinate and control all projects related to selection, acquisition, Development and installation of major information systems for the Agency;
  • Undertakes research on emerging information and communication technologies to ensure appropriate ICT investment in line with market trends;
  • Assures functionality of operating systems, network and applications software for effective communication and puts in place measures which ensure security, privacy and integrity of ICT infrastructure and processes;
  • Customizes ICT systems into an interactive infrastructure which enables faster access to data, information and the sharing of ICT resources by users;
  • Maintains and/or develops comprehensive databases to provide trade statistics and other information on real-time basis for both internal and external uses;
  • Oversees the Development and implementation of ICT systems’ security strategies, policies and procedures as well as the integrity and availability of data;
  • Ensures that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards as well as external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements;
  • Developing and monitoring the approved annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems;
  • Leads and drives a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges and in business processes to facilitate efficient and effective trade transactions; and
  • Ensure effective disaster management and recovery strategies and policies are in place; Contacts
(i) Internal:
  • General Manager, Operations; and
  • All Heads of Departments.
(ii) External
  • The Electronic Single Window System Vendor;
  • Other Government Bodies/Agencies using the NESWS;
  • Relevant Government Ministries;
  • Kenya ICT Board;
  • ICT Consultants ; and
  • Suppliers of ICT hardware and Software.
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or Information Systems from a recognized University; and
  • 2. Master’s Degree in any of the above disciplines is an added advantage.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Post-graduate diploma in ICT or a relevant discipline;
  • IT Management Certification in hardware or software (MCSE, MCCP, ITIL, Prince, PMP and/or, CISA) from a recognized body; and
  • Proficiency in leading edge computing technology, programming, and practical knowledge of Oracle and SQL databases.
C: Membership
  • Membership to relevant ICT professional bodies;
D: Work Experience
  • At least 10 years’ working experience in a relevant ICT environment.
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Knowledge of Government Information System (GIS), MS SQL, or Oracle DBA Architecture;
  • Knowledge of a Quality management systems (ISO) is desirable;
  • Knowledge in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) management;
  • Self-motivated, organized and efficient individual;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate employees under him; and
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Head of Procurement

Job Description

Job Title : Head of Procurement
Location : Head Office
Department : Procurement
Reporting To : General Manager – Support Services
Supervises : Procurement Officer

Purpose of the Job

Responsible for the efficient and effective management of the supply chain function in the Agency while ensuring good governance practices and compliance to the Public Procurement regulations. 

This includes procurement of goods works and services, disposal of obsolete unserviceable and surplus stores, inventory management and contract management; coordinating all procurement activities thereof and coordinating the internal monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain function.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Development, facilitation, implementation, monitoring & review of procurement plans;
  • Developing and streamlining the procurement function in line with and in compliance with Public Procurement Act 2005;
  • Providing leadership and ensuring efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the procurement function;
  • Coordinating the preparation of tenders for advertisement ,opening and evaluation;
  • Developing mechanisms and tools to monitor expenditure and spearhead cost reduction in the procurement initiatives in all divisions in the Agency by implementing cost effective inventory holding levels;
  • Formulating a sourcing strategy for services and product purchases in accordance with market trends and the Agency’s budgetary limits;
  • Developing procurement targets and a forecasted procurement plans that will be integrated in the annual budget to facilitate local and international purchases;
  • Adopting a total cost of ownership approach in the development and evaluation of all materials in the tendering process;
  • Maximizing staff performance through setting of objectives, appraisals, review and feedback;
  • Coordinating preparation of the Agency’s Annual Procurement Plans;
  • Preparing and submitting to the PPOA Quarterly procurement plans as required; and
  • Act as the Secretary to the Corporation Tender Committee and the Disposal Committee.
Contacts

(i) Internal:
  • Board Members;
  • Chief Executive Officer; and
  • Heads of Department.
(ii) External:
  • Relevant Government Officers; and
  • Relevant Statutory bodies;
Job Specifications

A: Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, Operations Management or a relevant field from an accredited University;
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration Accounting, Finance or economics; and
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management.
B: Professional Qualifications
  • Post-graduate diploma in Procurement.
C. Membership
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
D: Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in procurement, seven (7) of which should be at senior management level in a large Public Service/Private Sector
E: Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent organizational procurement practices;
  • Demonstrated personal integrity ,and problem solving, analytical, attention to essential detail ,planning and organizing skills;
  • Excellent presentation ,oral and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with the Public Procurement Act;
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment;
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication; and
  • Must be computer literate and able to work with relevant procurement applications.
Applications clearly indicating the position applied for and attaching a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials must reach us not later than Monday 14th May 2012, and should be addressed to:-

The Executive Search, Selection & Placement Division
Eliud &Associates (E&A)
4th Floor - Consolidated Bank House, Koinange Street
P.O. Box 9483-00100 Nairobi
Tel: 020-2243623/5

Applications can also be sent electronically to: eliud@eliudassociates.co.ke

Sales and Marketing Job in Nairobi Kenya

Sales and Marketing Vacancy
 
We are IT Company based in Nairobi. 

We are looking to fill the position of sales and marketing in our company.
 
Qualification:
  • A graduate in marketing, public relations, communications or any other relevant degree.
  • Computer literate. Basic knowledge of accounting will be a plus.
  • Prior experience in sales and marketing will be an added advantage.
  • Capability to harness a strong sales team and carry out a sales campaign
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ability to carry out out door sales and sales research
  • Create and update sales proposals, contracts
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing materials, sales, and technical team.
  • Screening and answering all inbound phone calls
  • Excellent communication skills, professional attitude and appearance,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Basic accounting functions (process invoices)
  • Assist the management & the staff with a various General office duties, including general office administration and daily sales activities, as well as customer service relations. 
Interested applicants should send their CV’S to info.orcabay@gmail.com to reach us by 8th of May 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.

Sales & Marketing Job in Kenya

 Our client, an event planning and supplier of party rental Equipment Company is looking for a sales & marketing individual to market its services

He or she must:
 
Have education in Sales & Marketing
 
Have a minimum of 2 years experience
 
Be outgoing
 
Have proven record of generating sales
 
Experience in similar field will be a great advantage.
 
Salary: Retainer plus commission
 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cvs to: careers@thehrpractice.net on or before 4th May 2012
 
P/S: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

CREAW - Litigation / Legal Officer in Charge of the Access to Justice Programme Job in Nairobi Kenya

 Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is inviting applications from individuals for the following position:

Job Title: Litigation / Legal Officer in Charge of the Access to Justice Programme

Duty Station:
Nairobi 

CREAW is a non-governmental, non-partisan, membership organization whose Mission is to transform society by empowering women and expanding new frontiers for women's rights and freedoms.  

Our Vision is a just and free society in which women and men have, exercise and enjoy equal and full rights and opportunities.
 
Job Purpose
 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the officer will provide programmatic, technical and implementation leadership of the Access to Justice programme/ projects in a professional, efficient and effective manner.
 
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualization, design, and implementation of innovative projects within the Access to Justice programme/ projects.
  • Provide legal advice to women on matters concerning Women Human rights, Gender based violence and other areas of local and international law.
  • Provide legal representation to women before various institution and platforms in courts of law, police stations, chiefs’ offices among others.
  • Initiate partnership and liaise with state functionaries service providers and academia to assist women facing gender based violence /other forms of discrimination.
  • Conceptualizing and heading all public interest litigation suites.
  • Analyzing  and critiquing of bills and legislation affecting women’s human rights
  • Prepare /quarterly reports of the cases handled by the Access to Justice programme/ projects.
  • Provide legal trainings and prepare training materials for partner organizations and other stakeholders. Plan and participate in the conduct of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms provided in law. Interact with a network of law enforcement authorities, government officials, service providers, activists in the women's movement etc.
  • Prepare, in a timely manner, materials for both internal and external use including reports, action materials, and submissions to be made in different forums.
  • Represent the organization in national and international forums as and when appropriate.
  • Assigning duties and supervising the legal assistant and law students and ensuring duties are carried out effectively and efficiently.
  • Coordination of research under the legal Advocacy programme/ projects.
  • Ensuring timely and regular reporting on the project implementation to the immediate supervisor and the development partners.
  • Monitoring and evaluating plans to ensure effective implementation of the projects under the Access  to Justice program
  • Advising the organization on any legal matter including but not limited to drafting of agreements and contracts and their registration.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time to further the vision and mission of CREAW
Academic Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personality Desired:-
  • A degree in law (masters in law is preferable)
  • At least 4 years proven litigation experience in Family law and Sexual & Gender Based Violence.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Proven writing/ drafting, communication and analytical skills.
  • A good understanding of women's human rights issues and a commitment to women's rights.
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize activities.
  • Proven ability to lead a team under program
  • Demonstrate skills in computer applications and data entry
Essential Competencies
  • Must have demonstrated interest in women matters and a good understanding and appreciation of the plight of women.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Working experience in project implementation and evaluation will be highly desirable.
  • Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and maintain constructive working relations in multi –cultural environment.
Those who qualify and are interested should send (or deliver) an application letter, curriculum vitae (CV) providing details of three work related referees and copies of relevant certificates & testimonials to:

The Selection Committee
Centre for Rights Education and Awareness – CREAW
Email: vacancies@creawkenya.org
Tel/fax: +254-20-3860640/ 3861016/ 2378271/ 720357664
P.O. Box 11964 –00100 GPO
Nairobi – Kenya
 
Apply no later than 14th May 2012

CREAW is an equal opportunity employer.

WISER - Kiswahili and Business Studies Job in Nyatike Kenya

About Us
 
WISER (Women Institute for Secondary Education & Research) is located in Muhuru bay,Nyatike Districts of Nyanza Province in Kenya.

The mission of WISER is to improve educational, economic and health outcomes of girls;create gender allies in boys,and promote community wide enhancements in health and development;

WISER is currently looking for a graduate teacher, with a combination in Kiswahili and business studies.

Applications  to be sent to dorcas.oyugi@gmail.com or Mikulakennedy@yahoo.com not later than 6th May 2012.

Accountant Job in Karen Nairobi (KShs 130,000 p.m.)

 Company based in Karen is seeking a fully qualified Accountant (ACCA or CPA (K), who ideally will possess CPS (K).
 
Military / Security background is desired but not essential.
 
Salary: Ksh.130,000 gross
 
Deadline: 12th of March 2012.
 
Applications:
 
Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to sue@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
 
Summit recruitment & Training, 
Rhino House, Karen Road, Karen
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

Planning Interiors Ltd (PIL) - Interior Designer Job in Kenya

 Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for one of its clients, Planning Interiors Ltd (PIL), the leading professional interior design consultancy in East Africa. 

PIL is looking for an Interior Designer who will work collaboratively with the Design Director in developing holistic design strategies for clients’ projects.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Graphic Design or Architecture;

Two (2) years relevant work experience;

Possesses good conceptualization skills and the ability to develop design concepts into viable design solutions;

Exhibited strong design flair, with passion for great design;

Demonstrated a high level of initiative.

Have great interest in creating a pleasant environment for leisure or work;

If you meet the above criteria, please email your CV and Portfolio to Dynamic People Consulting on: executivesearch@dpckenya.com

Planning Interiors Ltd (PIL) - Project Manager Job in Kenya

 Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for one of its clients, Planning Interiors Ltd (PIL), the leading professional interior design consultancy in East Africa. 

PIL is looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for ensuring end to end successful delivery of PIL’s services to clients, ensuring outcomes that are high quality, innovative and user friendly.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Architecture, Construction or Project Management’

Three (3) years relevant work experience;

Exhibited strong ability to oversee end to end project management;

Ability to manage and coordinat the project management process in terms of time, costs, quality, change, risks and issues

Demonstrated ability to interact with other firm members, subcontractors e.t.c.

If you meet the above criteria, please email your CV to Dynamic People Consulting on: executivesearch@dpckenya.com

MARA-ISON - Product Analyst Job in Tanzania

Position: Product Analyst

Location:
Tanzania

Experience: 3+ Years

Overview
 
MARA-ISON is part of the MARA Group which is a billion dollar enterprise. MARA-ISON’s headquarter is in Dubai, with subsidiaries in Africa.  It’s IT Services division has been in Africa for over 14 years..

MARA-ISON has built a strong presence in Africa and we are currently involved in projects in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nigeria, Congo and Zambia. Our portfolio of business includes supply of Hardware, Software, IT Services and System Integration projects.
 
Job Description
  • Location: Tanzania (travel as required)
  • Job description: to track, support and document the design and development activities of a next generation MFS platform and service
  • Areas: product/service design and development, vendor management and interfacing
Job responsibilities:
  • Map out and document the user, operational and administrative processes of current MFS platforms and services.
  • Define and document new processes, user interaction and functional requirements on the next generation MFS platform and service.
  • Interact with the technical vendor to communicate the requirements, coordinate development activities
  • Define and document detailed user test cases for the acceptance of the new processes, user interaction and functional requirements.
Qualification
  • Degree in IT or Telecommunications IT or any relevant degree.
  • Knowledge and experience in Telecom VAS, Prepaid Charging,  Payment Gateway Integration experience, Web services (SOAP, XML) and Diameter
  • Experience in Mobile Financial Services/ Mobile money Platform
Experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as a Product Analyst or similar position.
  • Proven track record.
General Skills
  • Excellent Communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical and Presentation skills
  • Hands on , resourceful, energetic, can do attitude
  • High level of data analytical skills
Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs online on or before 18th May 2012 on http://www.mara-ison.com/job/ (select the position then APPLY)

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

MARA-ISON - Product Designer Job in Tanzania

Position: Product Designer

Location:
Tanzania

Experience: 5+ Years

Overview
 
MARA-ISON is part of the MARA Group which is a billion dollar enterprise. MARA-ISON’s headquarter is in Dubai, with subsidiaries in Africa.  It’s IT Services division has been in Africa for over 14 years..

MARA-ISON has built a strong presence in Africa and we are currently involved in projects in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Rwanda, Nigeria, Congo and Zambia. Our portfolio of business includes supply of Hardware, Software, IT Services and System Integration projects.

Job Description
  • Location: Tanzania (travel as required)
  • To manage the design and development of a next generation MFS platform and service; in collaboration with a technical vendor.
  • Areas: product/service design and development, vendor management and interfacing
 Job responsibilities:
  • Lead the building and design of the functional requirements and user interaction of the MFS platform and service.
  • Lead the testing and acceptance of the platform and service.
  • Lead product interactions with the technical vendor.
Qualification
  • Degree in IT or Telecommunications IT or any relevant degree.
  • Knowledge and experience in Telecom VAS, Prepaid Charging,  Payment Gateway Integration experience, Web services (SOAP, XML) and Diameter
  • Experience in Mobile Financial Services/ Mobile money Platform
Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Product Designer or similar position.
  • Proven track record.
General Skills
  • Excellent Communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical and Presentation skills
  • Hands on , resourceful, energetic, can do attitude
  • High level of data analytical skills
Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs online on or before 18th May 2012 on http://www.mara-ison.com/job/ (select the position then APPLY)

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Workshop Administrator Job in Kenya

 Our client, a leading industrial group with a highly mechanized workshop serving East Africa is urgently looking for a Workshop Administrator. 

The workshop deals in state-of-the-art earthmoving equipment and heavy vehicles.    

This position reports to the Workshop Manager and is charged with providing administrative support to the Workshop and the Procurement andAdministration Departments.

Responsibilities
  • Managing files and records, designing forms and other workshop procedures
  • All administrative tasks such as ordering equipment parts and useables
  • Maintaining up to date records of equipment registration documents, part numbers, insurances and operators manuals.
  • Able to work within strict deadlines with minimum supervision.
Qualifications, skills and experience
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • 3 years working experience in a busy workshop
  • Good ICT knowledge especially in databases.
  • Good reporting skills.
  • A high level of integrity, reporting, communication and team relations skills.
Interested candidates should submit their application and detailed CV on or before 4thMay 2012 to willemgons@gmail.com clearly indicating Workshop Administrator on the email subject.

The successful individual should be in a position to report in the second week of May 2012.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mulrany International - Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

Organizational Background
 
Mulrany International is an International organisation registered in the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London, UK and has a regional African office in Nairobi, Kenya. 

We specialize in international health. We rebuild and restore lives shattered by disaster through healthcare and education. 

We are on the frontline of global emergencies to deliver medical aid and revive health services in some of the world's toughest places. 

Our team have a mission to end the needless loss of life in the poorest countries caused by a lack of effective health care. We help communities set up medical services for the long term. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 

Our present donor portfolio includes the WHO and UNICEF. Mulrany International is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary
 
The Finance Assistant will be responsible for following relevant established internal policies and procedures of Mulrany. 

These include applying Accounting knowledge and techniques to all areas of work, including the management of petty cash, processing salaries, and bank management. 

The Finance Assistant will provide support to all field programs from the Nairobi office and will ensure that work is performed in accordance with Mulrany’s processes and procedures, while referring to the Head of Office for guidance as required.

Position Purpose
 
The Finance assistant position will be a full-time member of the Mulrany staff, working with the teams in HQ, country offices and the field.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ensure proper management of petty cash; 
  • Process and make payments as provided in the approved budgets; 
  • Carry out reconciliations of cash and bank balances on a regular basis; 
  • Prepare schedule of payments of utilities, statutory deduction and ensure timely payment of the same; • Ensure the timely transfer of all field fund requests; 
  • Ensure the timely preparation of all advances including travel and other advances, and provide monthly updates of any outstanding advances to the Head of Office; 
  • Ensure the maintenance of an efficient, proper, and transparent financial filing system for the department and the organization in accordance with the organizational guidelines; and 
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Finance Officer.
Skills and Qualifications
 
Mulrany is actively seeking a candidate who is committed to its mission and vision. 

In particular, the successful candidate should have the essential qualifications, experience and competencies:
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA) or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and MS Office
  • At least 6months of professional experience with an NGO
  • Knowledge and experience in using accounting software (QuickBooks) and MS Office
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work well in a team 
  • Ability to handle pressures and meet deadlines 
  • Willingness to learn
 How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by May 11, 2012. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. 

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. Mulrany International is an equal opportunity employer.

Each application package should include the following: 
  • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information; 
  • Résumé (including detailed work experience, education/degrees); and 
  • References (minimum of three, with complete contact information).
All applications should be sent to Mulrany, at recruitment@mulranyinternational.org with the subject line: “Finance Assistant-Nairobi”.

Danish Refugee Council Programme Support Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (with occassional travelling to Somalia)

Overall Objective

The PSO will report directly to the Country Director. S/he will be responsible for providing program and administrative support to the CD in Nairobi and senior management team in Somalia. 
 
The PSO will provide comprehensive including drafting correspondences, recording minutes, organising meetings and representing DRC at meetings as necessary. 

As required, the PSO will also assist with specified processes for program development by following up various actions and disseminating information to the Somalia team. 

The PSO will also provide additional specified support for program implementation as requested.

Background

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. 

DRC aims at integrating its Somalia activities within a wider regional mixed migration programme, comprising the existing programmes in Kenya, Somalia (South Central, Puntland and Somaliland), Ethiopia and Yemen. 

DRC Somalia programme operates within a regional framework (East Africa and the Horn) and incorporates three major components namely, long term community driven development, emergency urban/rural humanitarian interventions and protection/advocacy.

DRC Somalia implements both emergency and longer-term interventions targeted to the development of the economic and institutional capacities of selected communities in rural and semi-urban districts affected by displacement. 

Internally displaced people, returnees and other groups who are living in settlements in abject poverty and with considerable protection gaps are assisted though emergency humanitarian interventions in water and sanitation as well as through livelihood and protection activities. 

DRC advocates through traditional leaders for increased respect for international human rights, particularly for the increased respect of the rights of displaced people, refugees, migrants, women and children. 

An integral part of the advocacy programme is conflict resolution between disputing clans through traditional mechanisms.

Key Responsibilities

a) Senior Management Support
  • Ensure timely and accurate execution of the day-to-day managerial support requirements of the Country Director and senior management team by ensuring meetings are attended, handling information requests, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Support DRC Somalia senior management in coordinating activities, such as conferences, trainings, quarterly and programme meetings, field visits, international travel, internally and externally organized workshops. This role will also include taking meeting notes for those meetings/workshops attended, preparation of materials for quarterly and programmatic meetings, and compilation and distribution of meeting minutes and relevant information.
  • Maintain master calendar for DRC Somalia.
  • Communicate with external partners, donors and visitors as advised by the CD
  • Organising and coordinating visits by donors, regional teams or Headquarters.
  • Provide support as required in reviewing correspondence, assisting with recruitment processes, and other administrative actions
  • Liaise regularly with staff in other departments, field offices, consultants, and other external contacts to ensure effective information flow and timely actions.
  • Maintain an effective filing system to include key correspondences, organisation/project reports, financial information and other relevant documents.
  • Responsible for day-to-day project correspondence, information sharing and filing, ensuring that appropriate follow-up actions are taken for the Country Director.
  • Maintain records and track the status of the senior management action items.
b) Programme Support
  • Support new programme development processes as directed by the CD or Programme Director. With support from PD, play a support role in new project inception processes that involves ensuring work plans/budgets; office, staffing etc are in place for project start-up activities.
  • Under the direction of the CD, perform liaison services on behalf of DRC to donors, Government Officials, other relevant partners and government agencies (e.g. UN, NGOs, etc.)
  • Represent DRC in programme coordination meetings with other development partners, UN agencies etc in the absence of the CD, PD or technical coordinators.
  • Develop talking points and background and briefing materials for meetings, conferences, publicity, advocacy and fundraising for DRC Somalia in collaboration with regional communications advisor.
  • Work with the PD to ensure that the annual projects work plans and budgets are finalised approved for all the projects.
  • Work with PD to ensure that all key programme documentation is filed and easily accessible.
  • Provide the programme support required to the PD to organise the organizational wide annual work planning process and the internal project/organization programme reviews and evaluations.
  • As directed, undertake research and prepare written briefings for CD on topical issues related to program development.
  • In collaboration with PD, support project coordination as may be requested.
  • Perform other duties as determined by the CD.
Reporting Arrangements

The post holder reports to the Country Director - Somalia

Required Qualifications
  • University Degree or similar qualifications desirable, Masters Degree preferred.
  • Minimum four (4) years office, administrative and programme management experience.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work independently and to maintain flexibility in working hours.
  • Energetic and flexible with high sense of responsibility and excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • High level of integrity and able to maintain strictest of confidentiality
  • High competence in handling situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites as needed
  • Good command of computer programs and applications with significant capabilities in computerized database and spreadsheet construction, and their practical application.
Conditions

Availability: 1 July 2012

Duty station: Nairobi with travel to the field to field programmes throughout Somalia.

Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension. Terms and conditions in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Kenya.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk

General Commitments

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Application Process

Applicants should send a 1-page cover letter that clearly states how they are qualified, and why they are interested in the post, together with their CV (not longer than 4 pages) to: drcjobs@drchoa.org

Please indicate “Programme Support Officer” as the subject heading.

The deadline for applications is May 13, 2012.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of age, nationality, race, gender or age.

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