Saturday, 30 June 2012

Administration & Logistics Officer for Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyanza

Administration & Logistics Officer for Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyanza

Program / Department Summary:

The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions. 
The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

General Position Summary:

The Administration and logistics officer is responsible for facilitating the administration and logistics functions at Mercy Corps field offices. Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance the Administration and Logistics Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for operations functions at the field office as follows:

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Ensure full understanding and adherence to MC procurement policies and formats. Assists, as needed in training staff on these policies;
  • Assists staff  as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PR-s as assigned by manager – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with Vendors during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.
  • Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to  MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations
  • Maintain up to date Mercy Corps Procurement data management system.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Program & operations Manager;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Ensure proper asset management; maintain proper and updated asset register with clear asset identification tags.
Fleet management
  • General management of agency vehicles in co-operation with the Operations Manager.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy.
  • Collecting and distributing of vehicle log-sheets to drivers; responsible for monthly compilation and submission of log-sheets.
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs.
  • Maintain vehicle board daily.
  • Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)
  • Organize regular service schedules for vehicles. Maintain service schedule files.
  • Collect Vehicle Service Requests from drivers. Submit VSR-s to the Operations Manager for approval
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.
  • Ensure that security incident reports are completed and filed (if related to vehicles).
  • Ensure proper management and coordination of staff travel arrangements including transport and  security
  • Ensure good general office management
  • Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, IT, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by MC staff. Provide training and guidance to MC staff, as needed.
  • Prepare, update and track needed changes in staff files including timesheets, leave system tracking, and other personnel matters as required.
  • Manage and renew office and house/apartment rental agreements.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate filing systems for office correspondence.
  • Ensure that the office is run in a professional and responsible manner including hosting guests, cleaning, receptionist duties and general contact and liaison with outside agencies.
  • Purchase of office supplies.
  • Co-ordinate any other necessary administrative and office management details including  the maintenance of the premises.
  • Preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely monthly reports.
The Administration and Logistics officer will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Supervisory Responsibility:

The Administration & /Logistics Officer will oversee/manage the Office Assistant & Drivers and ensuring that all technical, administrative and management systems and standards agreed upon for the agency is adhered to

Accountable for following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Administration manual,  the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

Reports Directly To: Operations Manager

Works Directly With: Program, Logistics Team

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired or advanced diploma in Business Administration or supply chain management.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in supply chain management; Office administration or experience in related field.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written English skills. 
  • Good computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel. 
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not to delay program activities. 
  • A clear understanding of procurement and administration ethics and donor compliance is essential. 
Success Factors:
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on Before 12th July at 4.00p.m., a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor)  to

“Application for the position of Administration & Logistics Officer
Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.
(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

Pre –Qualification / Tender of Suppliers of Goods / Services for the Financial Year 2012 / 2013

Pre –Qualification / Tender of Suppliers of Goods / Services for the Financial Year 2012 / 2013

Mercy Corps Kenya invites applications for prequalification from eligible bidders for the supply of goods and services on and when required basis for the period ending 30th June 2013 for the financial year 2012-2013.

Category A: Supply of General Goods

Tender No
Supply of office stationery          
Supply of ICT equipment
Supply of Office Equipment & Furniture
Supply of Spare Parts & Tyres
Supply  of Fuel and lubricants
Supply of Printing  & Photocopying Services
Supply of Printing  Materials
Supply of Clean Drinking Water
Supply  of  Fire Appliances
Supply  of  Construction Materials

Category B:  Provision of Services
Tender No
Provision of Hotel Accommodation and Conference Facilities
Provision of Travel Agency Services
Provision of Taxi/Car-Hire Services
Provision of Vehicle Maintenance Services
Provision of Clearing and Forwarding Services
Provision of Road Transport Services
Provision of Courier Services
Provision of Plumbing Services
Provision of Electrical  Services
Provision of Security Services
Provision of Computer Maintenance  Services
Maintenance of   Photocopy Machines
Maintenance and Repair of   Printers
Provision of Office Cleaning  Services
Provision of Garbage Collection Services
Provision of Sanitary Services
Provision of Pest Control Services
Provision of Medical Cover Services
Provision of Insurances Services
Provision of Event Organizer Services
Provision of catering Services
Provision of photography and videography  Services
Provision of Carpentry Services
Provision of Internet Service

The following documents are MANDATORY for all the above categories:
  1. Bidder MUST fill the invitation to tender
  2. Bidder MUST fill the vender  questionnaire
  3. Bidder MUST fill the declaration of eligibility
  4. Bidder MUST attach copy of certificate of registration
  5. Bidder MUST attach a copy of the current valid trade license/local authority’s license
  6. Bidder MUST attach copy of V.A.T and PIN Certificates
  7. Bidder MUST fill the price column for the category applied for
  8. Bidder MUST attach a copy of the current valid lease tenant/ agreement
Eligible suppliers and service providers who meet the above mandatory requirements may obtain the pre-qualification tender documents from

Completed pre-qualification documents should be submitted in plain sealed envelope clearly indicating the category reference number and category description being applied for and should be deposited in the tender box located at either of the following Mercy Corps Offices:

Mercy Corps Kenya; ABC Place, 3rd Building, 1st Floor, Waiyaki Way, NAIROBI.
Mercy Corps Kenya – Eldoret Office, Elgon View Estate, next to Testimony school, ELDORET
Mercy Corps Kenya – Kakamega Office, Whitehouse, behind Ambwere Complex, KAKAMEGA
Mercy Corps Kenya – Kisumu Office, Milimani Next to Great Lakes University, KISUMU
Mercy Corps Kenya – Mombasa Office, Nyali, Along Simba road off Links road opposite Kitwe Apartment, MOMBASA
Mercy Corps Kenya – Wajir Office, Affey House along Airport road, WAJIR
Mercy Corps Kenya – Thika Office, Ngoingwa, Mangu Road, THIKA.
Mercy Corps Kenya – Eroto Plaza Office, 5th Floor, Mburu Gishua Rd, Nakuru
Mercy Corps Kenya – K.T.C Sacco Building 2DN FLOOR Opposite Toyota KENYA Kericho.

So as to be received on or before Friday, 13th July 2012 at 10am., late applications will not be accepted. In case of any clarifications on the direction to the offices, contact: Tel: +254-20-444-1126

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Industry: Oil and Gas
An interesting position of a Business Development Executive has risen with one of our Clients, a collection of business units with a focus on energy infrastructure around the world with a number of product lines including welding equipment, consumables and accessories, insulating materials for petrochemical facilities, cutting equipment and orbital welding for pipes and tubes among others.
Job Purpose
The successful candidate will be responsible for tracking all client projects using DMS and also update the management on market intelligence received from customers. 
The individual will also be marketing and selling all oil and gas products including insulation, welding and cutting among others
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Market and Sell all Oil and Gas product range- Insulation, welding and cutting
  • Prepare quotations and follow up on quotations submitted. Work closely with different business unit sales teams to quote and negotiate orders.
  • Track all projects using DMS or other database and also update based on market intelligence received from customers
  • Live the client tool box and also understand Variable Margins and how to improve.
  • Specification calls to Owners and Engineers- identify key decision makers and give technical presentations on client’s Oil and Gas products and services.
  • Visit customers within Sub Sahara Africa and submit reports to theseniorManagement on sales activity on a weekly basis.
  • Market analysis as required by management based on trends in the market.
  • Develop relationships at General Contractor level to get details on project status etc and update the database. Personal visits will be required.
  • Manage the daily operations of the office and also help logistically when client Units come to visit and Support the units as needed.
  • Identify top owner, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and General contractors in Africa and build detailed profiles on each of them including but not limited to.
  1. Capex on Oil and Gas opportunities
  2. Partnerships with foreign National Oil Companies (NOC),Exploration and Production (E&P) etc.
  3. Projects and time lines
  4. Analyze Annual Reports and validate the research
  5. Key contacts within the organization.
Qualifications and Competences
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or marketing
  • Should have 3-5 years sales and marketing experience in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Power Point and MS Access or similar database program
  • Curious and investigative nature with ability to travel on short notice and work amongst different time zones.
  • English and Swahili proficiency should be advanced in both oral and written
  • Portuguese or French is a plus
  • Ability to use LinkedIn to develop relationships and be part of forums
  • Should be able to work independently with limited guidance- On the job training
To apply, send your CV ONLY to jobs@flexi-personnel.combefore Monday 9thJuly 2012. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Advertising Sales Manager

Advertising Sales Manager
Gross Salary: 40k Plus Commissions.

Our client, a firm based in west lands is a brand design agency whose approach in brand building takes a holistic run and is Committed to see to the growth of its clients, and offers a hybrid service merging the corporate strategy of a business with the consumption of its product by all users and is looking for an advertising sales Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Their role would be planning for advertising products several months ahead of time
  • Selling advertising space
  • Following up with payments
  • Active participation in editorial brainstorm meetings
  • They would also be responsible for developing new advertising products
  • General communication liaison for the Art life team
  • Negotiating for the best terms with advertisers
The person needs to be very presentable, personable, articulate, good at relations and very organized.

  • 3-4 years of experience in  sales and marketing in advertising with experience in sales management.
  • Proven leadership and ability to drive sales teams – must have a natural talent for sales.
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements especially in advertising industry.
  • A minimum of a diploma in sales and marketing or in advertising.
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 Advertising Sales Manager  on the email subject to
Please indicate current or last salary.
N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database

Enterprise Marketing Executive

Position:  Enterprise Marketing Executive
Company Profile:
Our Client provides premium and affordable mobile, telecommunication and ICT solutions that fulfill customer requirements through skilled and committed staff maximizing return on investment to the shareholders while upholding corporate and social values.
Job Purpose:
The Enterprise Marketing Executive is responsible to develop new customer relations, prepare and execute effective marketing plans and maintain client retention activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of appropriate marketing material about our products and services.
  • Arranging for effective distribution of marketing materials to customers
  • Creating new client account relationships.
  • Planning and executing marketing events.
  • Preparation of periodic marketing campaigns.
  • Monitoring competitor activity
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails.
  • Creating relations with potential customers for new business.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on all customer interactions.
  • Representing the company at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
  • Advising customers on forthcoming products and solutions.
  • Reviewing own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets.
  • Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements.
  • Giving feedback to management on relevant field information – demand, competition and prices.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Degree in Marketing or its Equivalent
  • Professional Marketing course
  • Good understanding of ICT solutions
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good planning
  • 4 years experience selling/marketing ICT & ERP solutions.
Competencies & Personal Attributes
  • Good communication, customer service and writing skills.
  • Able to communicate complex technical issues, with good presentation skills.
  • Excellent organization, communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills
All interested candidates should send their C.V’s to 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Graduate Trainers to teach End User Programs

 Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) is a leading ICT & Business training academic institution with branches in Nairobi, Nakuru & Mombasa, and it seeks to recruit Graduate Trainers to teach our End User Programs.
Get connected to an Exciting career.

The Ideal candidate must hold a degree in Computer Science/Business /Education.
This person must also be able to demonstrate the following attributes, among others:
  • Maturity & Integrity
  • Self Motivation with a desire to develop a strong IT based career
  • Excellent Communication & interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility; can work on weekends (Sat & Sun) and early morning hours
  • Ability to work responsibly under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Able to work in any of our branches - in Nairobi, Nakuru or Mombasa
  • Have a keen interest in teaching first time IT students
Only those who meet the above criteria should send their applications to:  

The HR Department, 
Institute of Advanced Technology, 
P.O. Box 165, 00618 
Ruaraka, Nairobi 

or email  to reach us on or before 5:00p.m on Friday 13th July 2012. 

Applicants must call HR on Wednesday 18th July 2012 to confirm short listing on Tel. (020)2308872 / 0725867519

French Recruitment Specialist

French Recruitment Specialist
Job Scope: 30 days

1. Support in the recruitment of staff to include review and analysis of applications for all the positions advertised.

2. Shortlist and Screen candidates, whilst working closely with management to prepare oral interview questions and related tools in both English and French in preparation for the interview.

3. The consultant is expected to:
  • produce a written interview report in both English and French.
  • Prepare an overall report for the period of consultancy
  • Prepare and participate in a debriefing exercise with management and other relevant staff in order to share useful lessons learnt for improvements in the future.
  • Advice management on any matter related to the recruitment as maybe required.
  • A Masters degree in Law, Social Sciences, Business Management and Administration, etc with ten (10) years of practical experience in similar assignment for the Team Leader.
  • Expertise in Recruitment of Personnel
  • Excellent Report Writing skills
  • Fluent in English and French or Portuguese
  • Travel required

IS Helpdesk

Job Title: IS Helpdesk   

Title:  IS Director

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • First level of business interaction
  • Communication & Escalation Management
  • Follow-up’s & Issue closure coordination with internal team
  • Remedy Management & ticket allocation
  • Remedy Daily Reporting
  • L1 Documentation
  • 9x6 Mon-Fri Support First level of support (Min 40% of total monthly tkt)
  • Field incoming help requests from end users via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner.
  • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.
  • Prioritize and schedule problems. Escalate problems (when required) to the appropriately experienced Engineer.
  • Record, track, and document the help desk request problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the company.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
  • Work with regional Production Delivery lead of Africa to drive helpdesk improvement initiatives.
Job profile:
  • MS Office application (like Word, XL, Adobe, Visio, Project etc)
  • Dell Hardware installation and trouble shooting
  • Printer Installation Installation/configuration & trouble shooting
  • Know how about Patches scripts implementation & technology
  • Antivirus (Symantec)
  • Exchange 2003/2007
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • MS Outlook
  • Fair knowledge about WAN/LAN
  • Trouble shooting for network cabling
  • Backup operations
  • Desktop and Notebooks setup and daily management
  • IT Policy development, Administration and management in conjunction with internal processes
  • Microsoft Patches Administration and management on the client systems
  • Management of changes across business, Technology and process boundaries in conjunction with internal processes
  • Warranty Management as an escalation to third party vendors
  • Ensure the reports are generated and sent to appropriate personnel – These include trend analysis and health check reports
  • Educated to minimum bachelors degree level ideally in computer related subject - from a recognised University
  • Ability to Manage Data
  • Minimum 2 years experience
The job is on one year contract.

Apply at

Regional Bakery Plant Manager

Job Title: Regional Bakery Plant Manager
Reporting Relationship:.
This position holder reports to the COO, has the responsibility to manage a minimum of 4 Bakery Managers within a business region

Purpose of the Job:
Responsible for growing the brand in a specific region and to ensure that the businesses being managed are profitable ventures and that the brand is more efficient and adequately focused on customer satisfaction and quality products.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure protection of the company’s working capital at all times
  • Responsible for managing company assets in assigned location, ensuring maximum up time from all assets and delivery of desired ROCE
  • Ensure that the business operates at a given Gross Profit % level
  • Control operating costs such that the business operates effectively, whilst complying with quality and service levels required by the company.
  • Ensure adherence to brand standards as established by the company in respect of product recipe, quality,  processes, and cleanliness
  • Work with the team to defend the market share of products within assigned territories, whilst also ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction and product/brand acceptance
  • Coordination of customer management and development/maintenance  of distribution channels aimed at ensuring 100% year round product availability 
  • Expand the business frontiers within the region/territory and seek to develop new locations or sites as revenue streams
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate reporting within his business location - (Monthly  Reporting Sheet (MRS)  to the COO, Business Analyst and Audit Department)
  • Ensure full compliance with Oracle processes as defined for the business – Full update on all OM and OPM transactions, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data on – line real time.
  • Ensure reporting deadline for all documentations (financial and non-financials) are met
Inventory Management
  • In cooperation with the Bakery Manager, Plans and coordinate inventory levels required in the business to ensure seamless production schedule and availability of production inputs at all times
  • Ensure full compliance with the company’s Inventory Management policy in his business
Team Leadership & People Management
  • Responsible for managing, coaching, training  and development of all employees within the region
  • Work with HR to assure right manning levels within his business and guarantee staff productivity
  • Manage performance of direct reports through an objective Performance Monitoring framework
Finance and Administration:
  •  “Own” the data in the financial statements  for his region completely.
  • Monitor and investigate significant variances (both to budget as well as historically) in the profit & loss account, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement – review all summary data thoroughly
  • Candidate should have the capacity to function in a performance driven environment, possess good interpersonal, planning and people management skills.
  • Ideal candidate must have the capacity to take crucial decisions, when necessary, coach and  develop  associates in the business and transfer knowledge to direct reports
  • Must be experienced in managing a semi automated or fully automated bakery plant.
Contract Nature
Fixed Term Contract renewable after an initial one year excellent performance record.

Annual Fixed Salary: Competitive
Variable Income: % of Annual Fixed Income. This is tied to achievement of defined objectives:

Benefits & Perks:
  • Assigned official car + driver
  • Medical Coverage for employee and family up to a maximum of 2 children and under 18 years of age
  • Fully expensed accommodation
  • Annual return economy class tickets for holiday covering , employee, spouse and a maximum of 2 children
  • 20 working days of annual holiday
Knowledge: Qualification & Experience
  • The ideal candidate must have a first degree in Food Technology/Engineering with a working knowledge of financials and marketing
  • Minimum of 12 years experience, 5 of which must have been spent managing a multi site bakery plants business with total daily production capacity of 100,000 loaves
Required Skills
  • Candidate must be fluent in English ( written and oral)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft application packages: Excel, Word, Power point
  • Experience in an ERP driven manufacturing environment is an added advantage

Gold Network Coordinator

Job Title: Gold Network Coordinator
Team: Programmes
Job Family: Programmes
Category: National/ International
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Budget Responsibility: Yes
Scale: Manager Level II
Salary Range (Gross): £9,000 per year (50% of a full time post – 20 hours per week)
Fairtrade Africa Purpose: To improve the socio-economic conditions of African producers through increased access to better trading conditions.
Job Purpose: To ensure that a strong network of NGOs, miners and practitioners committed to a common vision of responsible mining in the region is established in East Africa.
Background: Since 2010 Fairtrade International and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have partnered to promote the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). 
The partnership, with Solidaridad as an allied, supports artisanal and small-scale miners in adopting best practice in social and environmental standards and becoming Fairtrade and Fairmined certified. It also provides consumers in the North with the opportunity to be part of the positive transformation of this sector
Fairtrade and Fairmined certified gold form artisanal and small-scale miners currently from Latin American producers is now available to consumers across North America and Europe in various jewellery products. 
The initiative is now expanding into Africa, building on gained experiences and scoping work by some of the partnering organisations since 2007 and aiming to develop capacities within Fairtrade Africa around ASM issues.
Project: Fairtrade Foundation, ARM, Solidaridad and Fairtrade Africa have been awarded £800k to
extend Fairtrade and Fairmined certification to ASM in Africa over 3 years from April 2012 under Comic
Relief’s Trade Programme. 
The objectives of the project are;
  • 1,100 small-scale gold miners in 3 countries are enabled to mine gold in a fair and responsible manner in compliance with the FT/FM standard
  • Creation of an African knowledge network that promotes responsible ASM practices
  • Key stakeholders in governmental and non-governmental sectors are influenced in their policy and decision making towards ASM
  • At least 5 European jewellers commit to sourcing Fairtrade & Fairmined gold from Africa
  • Increased awareness of consumers in the UK and NL on ethical and Fairtrade issues related to gold.
Reporting Lines:
Post holder reports to: The Network Coordinator will have to manage input from and work closely with
all project stakeholders and will report to ARM and FTA on network related issues. In terms of project
management, the position will dually report into the overall project manager within Fairtrade Foundation,
and Fairtrade Africa. From November 2013 the position will report only to Fairtrade Africa.
Staff reporting to this post: None
Key Responsibilities:
  • Development and coordination of an active network of at least 20 members including local support organisations, mining organizations, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in the East African ASM sector engaged with formalisation processes and with the Fairtrade and Fairmined project and goals.
  • Ensure knowledge sharing among project partners and within the network.
  • Organisation of annual regional meetings of key project stakeholders with exchanges between Latin American miners and Fairtrade agricultural producers.
  • Assistance with context sensitive training materials to Fairtrade Africa and ARM.
  • Support the development of a sustainability strategy for the network facilitating discussions around how a longer-term collaboration FTA and ARM could be established.
  • Key link between project partners.
  • Regular reporting to ARM and FTA on progress with the network development (objectives 2 and 3)
  • Communicate the outcomes and lessons learnt of Objectives 1-3 within the network.
  • Member of Public Policy Committee which aims to increase the visibility of ASM issues and the inclusion of miners in key policy spheres.
  • Liaise with ASM network in West Africa, Latin America and Mongolia.
  • Occasional travel in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya may be required.
Experience/ Skills and Competence: (E) Essential & (D) Desirable
  • Graduate level degree in Agricultural, Economics, Rural development or Development studies(E)
  • At least 3 years of work experience with artisanal and small scale mining, preferably in developing countries
  • Excellent written and spoken English, some working knowledge of major languages spoken in the region including Swahili will be an advantage.
  • Established network around artisanal and small scale mining (E)
  • Experience of building networks to promote market access and formalisation of producers/miners.
  • Interest and background knowledge in Fairtrade
  • Able to handle varied, demanding and complex tasks(E)
  • Willingness to travel in very basic conditions and at short notices(E)
  • Ability to work independently (E)
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work with the ability to be part of a team(E)
  • Able to juggle competing priorities to tight deadlines(E)
  • Proactive and can-do attitude.
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Interpersonal Skills including negotiation
  • Excellent planning skills (E)
  • Organised and able to use their initiative to reach objectives set.
  • Microsoft Office computer skills(E)
An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website.
If you have any queries, please e-mail or call +254 20 2721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team.
Qualified applicants will be subjected to a background check as a condition of employment.
The final hiring decision is anticipated end of July 2012 for a start date ASAP.
Completed applications should be e-mailed to not later than 14th July 2012.
All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the job in the application form, and should include email address and telephone contact details in their applications.
Others: This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time based on discussions with the post holder.
The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Brand Manager and Mechanical Engineering Manager

 We are in the process of diversifying and transforming our operations to meet the ever changing customer requirements by producing ethernal and co-generation. 
In this regard we seek to enhance our human capital base by filling the following strategic positions with vibrant and competent Kenyan Citizens:-
1. Brand Manager
Reporting to Head of Marketing and Business Development, the Brand Manager will be responsible for:
  • Developing and managing brands with the aim of maximizing brand profitability
  • Preparing and implementing the annual brand plan
  • Generating brand targets i.e. price, budgets, profit, market share and sales in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development
  • Developing and implementing brand campaigns i.e. advertising, promotions, and public relations
  • Monitoring brand performance and initiating corrective action as may be required
  • Co-coordinating the ordering process for promotional materials in liaison with procurement and ensuring prompt availability of materials and correct placement Initiate and carry out brand research
  • Generating merchandising standards for point of sale materials and monitoring placement of these materials
  • Monitoring brand packaging and initiating packaging updates
  • Providing support in new product development initiatives
  • Ensuring brand marketing spend as per budget
Person Specifications
  • University graduate, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option)
  • Professional qualification in Marketing
  • Must have minimum 3 years’ experience in marketing
  • Must have experience in advertising agency liaison and development of advertising campaigns
  • Experience in Brand Management will be an added advantage
  • Experience in new product development
  • Good communication, customer care and presentation skills
  • Excellent Report Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Creativity and numeracy skills
  • Computer literate
  • Age, 30 years and above.
  • Self-starter, team worker and lateral thinker
2. Mechanical Engineering Manager
Reporting to Head of Manufacturing, the Mechanical Engineering Manager will be responsible for:
  • Enabling production targets to be met by eliminating avoidable factory stops attributable to mechanical failures.
  • Planning and implementing preventive maintenance systems in the Factory plant.
  • Preparing operational specifications and controlling engineering Projects.
  • Operating the division within the approved budget of all resources, man, money, material and time.
  • Preparing timely, divisional monthly reports.
  • Enforcing safety policy in the factory.
  • Organizing plant inspection scheme with a view to minimizing downtime.
  • Planning and co-coordinating Effective Annual Plant and weekly maintenance.
  • Improving the performance standards of all employees in the division by organizing and implementing training seminars, coaching etc.
  • Maintains high level of discipline within the division.
  • Providing strategic input in the area of Mechanical Engineering in Manufacturing
Job Specification
  • A holder of Bachelors’ Degree in any of the following;-Mechanical Engineering, from a recognised institution with eight (8) years’ relevant work experience in a similar environment.
  • Post graduate qualification in any of the following;- project management, strategic management, maintenance and condition monitoring, environmental management or any other related field from a recognised institution
  • Registered with a professional body.
  • Attended a senior management course for a period lasting not less than 4 weeks
  • Performance and results.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Aged at least 30 years and above
If you believe that you demonstrate abilities to meet the criteria of the above positions, please submit your applications with copies of your certificates and other testimonials with a well detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) immediately but not later than July 20, 2012 to:
Managing Director
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited
P.O. Box 107 - 40405
Sare - Awendo


 Our client based in Nairobi needs an Accountant to work in Nairobi.
 The assistant accountant will report to the accountant and will be responsibility for the effective and efficient processing of accounting data of our client.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of cash ledgers and general accounts reconciliations
  • Maintenance of an efficient filing system of payment vouchers, receipts and invoices
  • Ensure that all the company's financial transactions are captured fully and accurately
  • Preparation of timely accounting reports (Management on Daily and Weekly)
  • Maintaining proper and up to date books of accounts
  • Filing and safely storing company documents and receipts for future reference
  • Preparing and availing accounting records for audit purposes
  • Verification of payment vouchers in accordance with the laid down Rules and Regulations
  • Coding of payment vouchers and verification of entries in the general ledger
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements
  • Disburses  funds  using  manual/local  warrants  or  petty  cash  and  makes  change according to specific instructions.
  • Handle day to day expenses; payments of rent and electricity
  • Handle the statutory payments (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE, VAT Monthly returns)
  • Perform office administration work
  • Other general accounting duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) from any reputable university
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Should be a CPA holder
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in modular accounting software’s such as QuickBooks 2006, Sage Pastel premier edition
  • Conversant with issuance of certificate to clients
  • Knowledge of general record keeping and filling systems
  • Strong work ethics and financial integrity
  • Good personal judgment, initiative, reliability, discipline and punctuality
  • Cordial relationship with colleagues & customers
  • Excellent analytical and accounting skills
  • Problem solving skills and keen to detail
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Should be self-driven and work with minimum supervision excellent report writing skills
  • Detailed understanding of the role and functions of the accounting department
Desirable Criteria
  • Mature lady or Gentlemen age between 28-35yrs
  • A born again Christian
Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya - Internal Auditor and Human Resource & Administration Manager

 SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu and an Emergency Relief Program in Marsabit. 
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya provides infrastructure in terms of education and health and families strengthening programs for families living in the local communities.
We seek to recruit for the position of an Internal Auditor and Human Resource and Administration Manager
Internal Auditor
Internal Auditor is responsible for reviewing, documenting and establishing effective accounting and operational controls of the Organization’s administrative and programmatic activities. 
S/he will be in charge of investigations, review of records, reports, financial statements and management practices to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements and Organization’s Standard Operating Procedures.

Main tasks
  • Investigate and Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of the Associations systems on quality internal control.
  • Carry out planned auditing activities in the various functions and projects to ensure adherence to policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Conducts comprehensive investigations and prepare quality and timely reports containing observations and recommendations.
  • Ensure the reliability and integrity of financial and operating systems and the means used to identify measure, classify and report such information.
  • Ensure that there are proper systems established by management for compliance with the Association’s policies, plans, procedures, rules and regulations. That the Association conforms to the Laws of the Country.
  • Review the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verify the existence of such assets.
  • Analyze the economic situation in the country and the efficiency with which resources are used.
  • Evaluate program operations to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether the programs are being carried out as planned.
Job specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in financial management with CPA (K). Master’s degree in Business Management (finance) shall be an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate with ability to work with computerized Audit Techniques and Accounting / Financial applications.
  • Well-developed analytical skills, knowledge of risk management and internal audit standards will be essential.
  • Over 8 years public accounting experience with an accounting firm providing audit and accounting services in the NGO sector
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
Human Resource and Administration Manager
The Human Resources & Administration Manager provides personnel expertise and support on Organisation Development to the National Association. 
S/he assists and advises on staff recruitment, orientation, training and development, appraisal, compensation,
discipline, etc. 
In addition, s/he ensures all projects comply with established policies, procedures and guides the development of the Human Resources function ensuring that organisational objectives are supported, and personnel policies remain relevant.
  • Provide expert HR Management advice and information.
  • Ensure that all the organisation’s HR policies and practices remain legally compliant while developing, formulating and implementing HR procedures.
  • Plan and advice on staffing needs, oversee the recruitment process including selection, appointments, orientation & deployment.
  • Support capacity building and career development of all staff through compilation and implementation of annual HRD Plans.
  • Administer staff welfare and benefits policies
  • Ensure completeness and safe custody of personnel records for staff countrywide.
  • Manage all administrative queries for all facilities as required.
  • Support in assets and materials procurement and management processes.
  • Management of staff medical insurance and general asset insurance
  • Manage the organisation fleet of vehicles.
  • Provide support in legal matters as required.
Job specification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and diploma in HRM, Master’s Degree in HRM shall be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of recruitment, selection and separation procedures as well as the labour laws.
  • Highly developed communication skills; both written and spoken.
  • Ability to undertake personal task planning with proven ability to work independently, thinking clearly and acting ably while under pressure.
  • 5 years working experience in a multi-cultural NGO environment in a HR field at the management level with practical experience in HR strategic planning.
  • Ability to support Administrative activities and processes at a managerial level
  • Well-developed computing skills especially MS suite of office and HR software.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
To apply for this position, please submit your application letters enclosing a detailed current CV, current and expected remuneration package, copies of academic & professional certificates, telephone contacts and details of at least 3 referees to reach us by 12 July 2012, addressed to:
The National Director,
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya,
P. O. Box 40653, 00100 GPO, Nairobi.
SOS CV KE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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