Sunday, 29 July 2012

Packaging Specialist

Position: Packaging Specialist
 
Direct Report to: AG Manager or Packaging Manager
 
Indirect Report to: Head of Packaging

Company Profile: Our Client is the world's leading Multinational Company dealing in the manufacturing of Nutrition based consumer products

Main Purpose of Job

Manage execution of Packaging related projects and initiatives at factory level in line with corporate packaging policies in terms of quality, safety and compliance.


Key Responsibilities will be to;
  • New Product Development & Introduction: Lead Packaging projects & trials at Factory level with focus on line performance, cost efficiency on time delivery and product quality. 
  • Provide packaging input within the AGs proposing and evaluating best packaging alternatives for new products and improvements to existing products. 
  • Organise and document factory trials including machinability, shelf-life, storage handling, laboratory and transport tests for validation of new packaging and changes in specifications.
  • Conduct value analysis; identify and recommend cost improvements and source reduction opportunities. Initiate (or participate in) DMAIC exercises. Guardian of packaging quality going out of the factory lines.
  • Safety, Quality & Compliance: Implement packaging related quality and compliance directives. Drive quality improvements in our packaging. Assist Factory QA to review packaging related on-line/off-line controls - to implement packaging monitoring plans. Participate in supplier audits.
  • Packaging Specifications: Manage GLOBE database of packaging materials.
  • Supplier development: Support Packaging Head Office and Procurement in the selection, assessment and development of new suppliers/converters. Raise packaging material complaints with suppliers & collaborate to resolve them.
  • Ensure development of competencies of packaging assistants & disseminate packaging best practices and knowledge at the shop floor (e.g. "One Point Lessons"). Source &utilize training materials available within the Group (or develop training materials as appropriate)
  • Packaging Material and Packaging Lines Efficiency in line with the goals of NCE Zero waste, Zero loss: Accountable for efficiency in Packaging Lines and Materials usage. Support to Procurement on local & zone level.
  • Consumer Complaints: Analyze consumer complaints related to packaging, propose & implement corrective actions.
Key Experiences:
 
Academic Experience:
  • Graduate in Engineering, preferably in Packaging, Mechanics, Industrial, Chemistry or Automation or equivalent (Materials Science, Printing).
Operational Experience:
  • Packaging development in FMCG Packaging development and packing operation in FMCG.
  • Problem solving approach.
  • Project management.
  • Supplier & converter auditing.
Knowledge:
  • Competent in Packaging Safety, Quality and Compliance.
  • Basic knowledge in production planning.
  • Aware of customer and consumer understanding.
  • Aware of relevant technology platforms, people management tools & practices in the Nestle context.
  • Good understanding of NPDI process.
  • Good understanding of NCE methodologies in particular TPM & LEAN.
  • Good understanding of the company quality ( HACCP ), engineering and manufacturing systems as well as supply chain and HR processes.
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location. 
Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Customer Service Executive

Customer Service Executive Job Profile
 
Job purpose
 
Welcoming and guiding the customer through the show room, along with responding to question and demonstrating products, handling all quotations and also responding to email and telephone queries on sales and assisting where necessary
 
Key duties and responsibility
  • Avail quotations to showroom clients and other clients brought in by the sales executives
  • Welcome and assist the showroom clients in the process of product selection
  • Provide exceptional customer service on daily basis.
  • Maintain accurate and clearly marked shelved product to ensure accurate selection of product for dispatch
  • Maintain all clients through proactive communication with the client and ensuring that all queries, complains are promptly attended to
  • Maintain record of showroom client visits and update this on a daily basis
  • Guide customers around the showroom
  • Prompt feedback to email and telephone queries
  • Time to time order processing in the absence of the order processor
  • To help the other staff with the arrangement of the showroom, sometimes from ground to top, in order to ensure a clean working place
  • Making sure that the items are delivered as programmed.
  • Assemble merchandise for showroom as designated
  • Stage completed order items in proper area for customer pick up or delivery
  • Check on status of current orders.
Key Skills and Abilities
  • Diploma in front office operations/ pr/sales & marketing
  • Those with a background in food & beverage will have an added advantage
  • 2-3 years experience in customer service executive position preferably in the hospitality industry
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team
  • Proven ability to meet sales targets
  • Presentable with excellent communication skills
  • Must be a strong "people person" with a positive, persuasive personality
  • Competent computer and database skill
To apply for this position send your CV to recruitment@workforceassociates.net or recruit.workforceassociates@gmail.com on or before 3rd August 2012.
Indicate customer service executive on subject.

The Coconut Grill Casino - Trainee Dealers Jobs in Thika, Kenya

Job Description
Casino dealers are professionally trained personnel who have acquired the necessary skills and competencies to operate gambling operations in the Casino to the full satisfaction of clients and achieving company goals and objectives.
 
Job requirements
 
Location: Must be residents of Thika town and the surrounding areas.
 
Academic qualification: Must posses a minimum grade of C plain at K.C.S.E
 
Other qualifications
  • Good people skills
  • Have basic numerical skills(counting)
  • Have good attitude towards learning and a pleasant personality.
Training Duration
 
The training will be for 3 months and upon successful completion, eligible candidates will be offered full time employment. 
During the training a stipend allowance will be paid to trainees.

Please apply before 1st Aug 2012 . 
Please attach your CV, KCSE Certificate/results,good conduct certificate and testimonials.

Apply to:
The Human Resources Director
Waderful Jackpot Ltd
Email:thecoconutgrill@gmail.com

Meru Toyota - Mechanic / Motor Vehicle Technician

Job Title: Mechanic / Motor Vehicle Technician
 
Qualifications:
 
A minimum of “O” level Division II or KCSE  ‘C” plain
 
Diploma in automotive engineering from a reputable institution. A craft or grade 1 certificate over the same will be an added advantage

Ability to read and write in order to read work orders and complete reports

Two years experience in related field

Ability to repair a variety of automotive components

Ability to maintain a preventive maintenance program on all vehicles

Ability to lift 50 kg on a routine basis

Willingness to work independently
 
A certificate of good conduct a must

A valid and clean Driver’s License

Knowledge of both diesel and gasoline vehicles

Job Goal: An individual in this position will complete a wide range of vehicle repairs and preventive maintenance.

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Perform a broad range of mechanical tasks from minor tune-ups, brake replacements, etc. to overhaul of major components, i.e., engines, manual transmissions, rear-ends, brake systems, electrical systems, etc.
  • Perform diagnosis of fuel systems to include carburetors, fuel injections, computerized components, etc.
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning systems location
  • Maintain a preventive maintenance program on all vehicles
  • Responsible for setting up a safety inspection program for all activity vehicles
  • Responsible for ongoing scheduling inspection of all safety systems and analyze each vehicle for need of potential repairs
  • Follow work instructions as assigned by supervisor
  • Mount and computer balance tires
Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for these jobs are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 10 August 2012.
Note that  only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 
Meru Toyota is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Email: info.merutoyota@gmail.com

Meru Toyota - Vehicles Sales Executives

The Meru Toyota has an opportunity for experienced, aggressive and dynamic Vehicles Sales Executives to be based in Meru Town.
 
Minimum Qualifications;
  • K.C.S.E. C (plain)
  • A diploma in sales and marketing or an equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of automobile industry
  • Excellent product knowledge i.e. cars
  • A certificate of good conduct is a must.
  • 3 years experience in the sale of cars
  • A valid Driving Licence with a clean driving record is desired
  • Ability to recognise the customer's needs and to be able to negotiate competitively
  • Knowledge of basic computer packages.
Desired Skills and qualities
  • Excellent team player
  • Proven record of excellent performance in the same field preferably selling of Toyota model
  • Excellent communication and convincing skills
  • Ability to overcome market challenges
  • Good customer care towards clients, able to retain customers and building their networks
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Must be a result oriented sales person
  • Ready to meet set targets
  • Must be ambitious, able to relate with people, and very patient
Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for these jobs are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 10th August 2012.
Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview. 
Meru Toyota is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Email: info.merutoyota@gmail.com

Kenyatta University - Various Jobs

Kenyatta University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants for vacant positions in the following offices:

1. Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: (Administration)
  • Senior Legal Officer - Grade 12
2. Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: (Finance Planning and Development Division)
  • Registered Architect - Grade 13
  • Procurement Manager - Grade 12: (Re-advertisement)
  • Procurement Officer - Grade 11: (Re-advertisement)
  • Procurement Assistant - Grade C/D: (Re-advertisement)
  • Procurement Assistant - Grade A/B: (Re-advertisement)
3. School of Applied Human Sciences: Department of Recreation Management and Exercise Science
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Senior Technician - Grade E/F
  • Technician - Grade A/B
  • Laboratory Assistant - Grade A/B
  • Laboratory Attendant - Grade III/IV
4. School of Health Sciences

a. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health: (Re-advertisement)
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
b. Department of Medicine, Therapeutics, Dermatology & Psychiatry (Re-advertisement)
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
Areas of specialization:
Psychiatry
Gastroenterology
Dermatology
Haematology/Oncology
Chest Medicine
Neurology
Cardiology
Therapeutics
  • Lecturer
Areas of specialization:
Psychiatry
Gastroenterology
Dermatology
Haematology/Oncology
Chest Medicine
Neurology
Cardiology
Therapeutics
5. School of Education

a. Office of the Dean
  • Senior Assistant Registrar - Grade 12
b. Department of Educational Psychology

Areas of specialization:
  • Psychometric Psychology
Multivariate analysis
Quantitative methods
Statistics and Computer applications
Research Methods
Learning Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • General Psychology
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
6. School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
7. Office of the Dean of Students

Seventh-Day Adventist Chaplain (Re-advertisement)

8. Transport Office

(Kitui, Parklands, Ruiru, Nyeri, Migori, Nakuru, Mombasa and Kitui campus)
  • Driver - Grade III/IV
9. Institute Of Open, Distance & e-Learning (ODeL)
  • ODeL Coordinator - Grade 12 (Mombasa, Kisumu & Nairobi Campus)
Those who wish to be considered for Part time teaching in any of the advertised areas may also apply. They should specifically indicate so.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to the undersigned.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Wednesday, 15th August 2012.

Enquiries:

For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our Website: www.ku.ac.ke

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer.

Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO) Electromechanical Technician, Production Engineer, Audit Clerk, HR Officer, and GIS Assistant Jobs in, Embu Kenya

Embu Water and Sanitation Company is a water service provider company fully owned by the Embu Municipal Council and an agent of Tana Water Services Board, mandated to provide water services within Embu Municipality and its environs in Embu County.

The Board of Directors comprises representatives of stakeholders identified by Tana Water Services Board and the Municipal Council of Embu in accordance with the Water Sector Corporate Governance Guidelines issued by the Water Services Regulatory Board.

The Board of the company has vacancies for representatives of the following stakeholders:
  • One (1) Director from Business community nominated by a registered organization.
  • Two (2) Directors from Religious organizations nominated by a main registered Christian/Muslim Organization.
  • One (1) Director nominated by Registered Women Organizations.
This is therefore to invite applications from nominees of the above stakeholders. The applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be literate and numerate to at least O level.
  • Demonstrated experience and acumen in business or any profession for at least 7 years.
  • Demonstrated participation in local development initiatives.
  • Experience as a change management agent.
  • Suppliers and other trading associates of the company are not eligible for directorship positions of the company.
The applications should be addressed to the Selection Committee in sealed envelopes marked “APPLICATION FOR DIRECTORSHIP IN EWASCO” at the address below on or before 6th August 2012 at 12.00 noon.

Applications for the following vacancies should be submitted by 17th august 2012, with the post applied for indicated on the envelope:

1. Electromechanical Technician.

Key responsibilities:
  • Align fit and assemble Mechanical and electrical parts
  • Analyze and record test results and write report
  • Inspect equipment and parts
  • Install electrical and mechanical parts
  • Interpret diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequence of assembly
  • Conduct repairs to ensure systems meet operational specification
  • Verify conformance to specification
  • Develop and implement routine maintenance schedules
  • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time
Minimum qualifications
  • A craft certificate in electromechanical or a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 yrs relevant experience preferably in management of electricity generation.
2. Production Engineer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing the overall production process and developing up a production schedule
  • Ensuring a cost effective production
  • Human and material resources planning
  • Ensuring adequate quantity and quality of water through setting of standards
  • Monitoring the production process and adjusting where necessary
  • Liaising among sections
  • Ensuring health and safety guidelines
  • Supervising subordinates
  • Reviewing performance of subordinates
  • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a reputable university
  • Three years experience in Water Production or management of a water supply system.
3. Audit Clerk

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing audit checks on petty cash and imprest payments
  • Performing audit checks and verifying the correctness of all expenses accounts
  • Verifying the computation of the taxes
  • Organizing all the financial data for the audit team
  • Detecting the discrepancies in financial statements, reports and records
  • Verifying the bank deposits and bank payments
  • Verifying the accounts receivables and account payables
  • Verifying the bank reconciliation and other financial records
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be a holder of CPA (K).
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational Skills
  • 2 years experience in Audit in a big organization.
  • Demonstrate technical experience in audit process.
  • Must be a Certified Internal auditor
4. Human Resource Officer II

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assisting in the recruitment and selection process and conducting induction for new staff.
  • Assisting in handling staff grievances in a prompt and conscientious manner while taking heed to the company’s business needs and policies
  • Providing effective guidance and supervision of staff
  • Providing administrative support to the Human Resource Department including, but not limited to, distributing mail, filing, faxing, and copying
  • To guide, lead and manage the staff in various departments in a manner that will foster good employee relations and to co-ordinate their activities to ensure consistency with the overall business objectives and maximization of performance
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be a diploma holder of Human Resource Management, 
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational Skills
  • 2 years experience in Human Resource in a big organization.
  • Must be a member of a professional body preferably Institute of Human resource Management
5. Geographical Information System (GIS) Assistant

Key Responsibilities:
  • Acquisitioning of cadastral and other plans
  • Scanning, digitalizing and analyzing cadastral data
  • Collecting Geospatial data by GPS or other survey equipment
  • Updating and maintaining the company’s GIS database
  • Carrying out basic surveys for instance sewer/ water pipeline routes, leveling and any other surveys that maybe necessary
  • Advising the management on new trends in GIS that would be useful in the accomplishment of the company’s goals
  • Compile, update, store, analyze, distribute and map the data on monthly basis
  • Provide map analysis and support decision making
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A diploma in survey and photogrametry or equivalent.
  • Five years experience in Building and managing a GIS System. Experience in water sector would be an added advantage.

Send your application to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Embu water and sanitation Company Ltd.
Off Embu-Meru Road,
Along Mutero Road Next to Kenya National Library
P. O. Box 1242-60100, Embu

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Kenya Polytechnic - Executive Dean, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies

Executive Dean, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies

The Kenya Polytechnic University College seeks to fill the position of Executive Dean — Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies. The Faculty is organized in to the following academic units:

School of Business and Management Studies: accounting andfinance, business administration, economics, and development studies, law and legal studies, management science and technology, and secretarial and office administration.

School of Creative Arts and Technologies: design and creative media,fashion and textiles,journalism and mass communication, music and performing arts, and printing and media technology.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management: event and convention management, hotel and restaurant management, institutional catering and accommodation, and tourism and travel management.

School of Social and Technology Studies: languages and communication studies, library and information studies, science and technology studies, and social and intercultural studies

The Executive Dean of Faculty is the academic and administrative head of the Faculty. 
The Executive Dean shall, under the general direction of the Principal, be expected to provide overall and strategic leadership to the Faculty and to this extent shall have overall responsibility for the direction, organization, and administration of the programmes within the Faculty.

The Executive Dean shall be expected to provide academic leadership in her/his area of specialization and shall be required to dedicate at least forty percent of her/his time to academic pursuits including teaching responsibilities.

The successful candidate shall thus be simultaneously appointed to the position of professor in the teaching Department of their respective field of specialization within the University College, and should thus In addition be qualified to be appointed as such.

Candidates for this position should possess earned PhD or equivalent, and be senior scholars of at least the level of Associate Professor. 
They should have extensive experience in university teaching and research, as demonstrated by supervision of postgraduate studies, and publications in scholarly journals. 
They should also have at least five years of experience in university management or equivalent.

Tenure of Appointment:

The appointment to this position is tenable on contract for a period of five years and renewable under mutual agreement.

Remuneration:

The remuneration shall be in line with the general wage structure in the public university system in Kenya and shall be at job Group XVI. In addition, there shall be attractive allowances and other benefits as approved by Council.

Note: Applicants should forward ten (10) copies of their application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and journal publications together with the current designations and addresses of three (3) referees. 
They must request their referees to forward their reports directly to the University College Principal through the address below. 
The REFERENCE NUMBER of post applied for should be clearly quoted on the envelopes and ¡n the applicant’s cover letters. ALL Applications should be addressed to:

The Principal I The Kenya Polytechnic University College P. 0. Box 52428-00200, City Square, NAIROBI. E-MAIL: principal@kenpoly.ac.ke
Application deadline: Friday, 10th august, 2012

Assistant Directors Civic Education & Reconciliation and Integration, and Investigations Officer

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission was established to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic and racial communities of Kenya and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof.

The Commission intends to recruit highly professional self driven individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Assistant Director Civic Education and Advocacy – NCIC 3

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In charge of the department of Civic Education and Advocacy.
  • Preparation of work schedules, plans and budgets.
  • Developing and updating NCIC Civic Education and Advocacy material and disseminating the same to the public.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Have served for a period of seven (7) years in a field relevant to Civic Education and Advocacy four (4) of which should have been at a senior supervisory level either in the Public Service, Private Sector, NGO or an International Organization or as an Assistant Lecturer.
  • Have a Masters Degree in Law, Education or any other relevant Social Science.
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in Civic Education and Advocacy or a related field.
 2. Assistant Director Reconciliation and Integration – NCIC 3

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop work plans and coordinate reconciliation and integration activities.
  • Responsible for peace-building, conflict management and inter community dialogue activities.
  • Spearhead the development of peace-building and conflict management advocacy materials in liaison with the Communications and Media Relations Office.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Have served for at least seven (7) years in the field of Peace-building, community education or advocacy three (3) of which should be at a senior supervisory level.
  • Have a Masters degree in Conflict Management or any other related field.
3. Investigations Officer – NCIC 5

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertaking investigations into crimes related to the provisions of the NCI Act 2008.
  • Preparing reports of findings and making appropriate recommendations.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Over six years investigative experience.
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in criminology, Law or IT.
  • Possess excellent report writing skills.
  • Good understanding of the Criminal Procedure Code, Penal Code and the NCI Act.
  • No pending cases in court or before any disciplinary committee in the Police Force or any other body.
Detailed job description and requirements for the positions are found on our website: www.cohesion.or.ke

Applications attaching CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials should be forwarded not later than 17th August, 2012 to:

Commission Secretary / CEO
National Cohesion and Integration Commission
KMA Centre, 6th Floor
Mara Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 7055 - 00100
Nairobi

Relationship Manager

Fina Bank is the preferred Regional Business Bank with a strong presence in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Fina Bank places great emphasis on a responsive and solution driven approach in providing services to its stakeholders.

The Bank has a strong developmental emphasis especially in growing businesses, and aims to ensure excellence in service delivery in the East African Region. 
The Bank is upgrading its technology infrastructure to a state of the art system and we are seeking to recruit highly driven and motivated professionals to partner with us in this exciting journey.

Currently we are looking to fill the following position:

Relationship Manager

Two positions (2)

Job Ref:
HR/RM/001

To support the increased business we are looking for two dynamic, focussed and ambitious individuals to support business growth.

The Job

Reporting to the Head of Business – Assets, the jobholders will be responsible for managing and developing the Bank’s existing client base of corporate customers, and for identifying and growing new corporate clients along with an expansion in funded and non-funded corporate business volumes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Implementing our Bank’s strategy at branch level i.e. growth in new customer base with concurrent growth in branch assets;
  • Developing and implementing customer service ethos in line with our Bank’s standards;
  • Developing and retaining customer base and market bank products to new and existing customers;
  • Managing risks and internal controls affecting the branch and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to measure, monitor and control these risks;
  • Team Management, developing and managing performance of branch staff;
  • Relationship Management.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Degree in Business/ Finance; Risk, Credit, marketing or Accounting qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of Banking and Credit (at least 4 years experience in Relationship Management within a bank)
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • Well developed analytical, credit and numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail and a results oriented individual;
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines and limited supervision;
  • Strong business development and relationship management skills.
If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 
Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 
Only applications that reach us on or before 10th August 2012 will be considered. 
Address your application to:

Head of Human Resources,

Fina Bank Limited,

P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

IT Officers

Fina Bank is the preferred Regional Business Bank with a strong presence in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Fina Bank places great emphasis on a responsive and solution driven approach in providing services to its stakeholders.

The Bank has a strong developmental emphasis especially in growing businesses, and aims to ensure excellence in service delivery in the East African Region. 
The Bank is upgrading its technology infrastructure to a state of the art system and we are seeking to recruit highly driven and motivated professionals to partner with us in this exciting journey.

Currently we are looking to fill the following position:

IT Officer

Two positions (2) 
Job Ref: HR/ITO/001

In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its ICT function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its clients. 
To support this, we are looking for dynamic, focussed, and keen to details and result oriented individuals to fill in the above positions.

The Job

Reporting to the Team Leader Networks, Infrastructure and Security, the jobholders will be responsible for Administration and management of our Bank’s network infrastructure, e-mail, intranet, internet, LAN, WAN, network security, SWIFT, MICR system, Clearing, CBK returns system & RTGS etc.

Key responsibilities will include:

Infrastructure related activities
  • Maintain, administer and secure network servers – Physical and Virtual;
  • Install and Configure Operating environment including Windows and Unix Servers as well as Storage Boxes;
  • Setup and Maintain Telephony system;
  • Troubleshoot and debug Infrastructure-related problems;
  • Install, configure, and upgrade desktop hardware and peripherals including Voice Communication devices;
Network related activities
  • Participate in the design and development of comprehensive and robust network standards in line with our Bank’s IT Strategy and policies;
  • Implement network designs according to stipulated policies;
  • Manage network directory services, including configuration of user identification, authentication and authorization;
  • Schedule and carry out periodic network maintenance activities;
  • Troubleshoot and debug network-related problems;
Security related activities
  • Perform required maintenance for installation, configuration and update of firewalls and UTM;
  • Participate in design and development of network security standards;
  • Monitor end-user activity to ensure there are no security breaches;
  • Deploy and configure firewalls, Internet access standards and intrusion detection systems across the Bank;
  • Ensure all equipment are secured by antivirus software and the antivirus is up-to-date;
  • Implement network security standards and monitor networks for security breaches;
Administrative Functions and Routine House-Keeping
  • Ensure high availability of IT services
  • Maintain and update documentation of network and hardware infrastructure – Including and inventory of the hardware and licenses of all software in the Bank;
  • Maintain a log of network access and activities for audit purposes;
  • Work closely with vendors and outsourcers to manage delivery of Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Provide technical advice to management and staff on information technology Infrastructure issues;
  • Manage the helpdesk function and Support End users on day to day IT Issues as well as advise them on best practice;
  • Participate in the Disaster Recovery Planning, testing and improvement;
  • Follow our Bank’s defined IT processes and propose means of improving them;
  • Perform Daily Backups, End of Day Processing, Documentation, Storage and Retrieval of the data from the media;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned;
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in computer / Diploma in Computer Science;
  • Server / Desktop administration and troubleshooting skills (Preferably MCSE 2003/2008 track);
  • Cisco or Similar Network Certification with good grasp of LAN / WAN Networking is mandatory;
  • Good grasp and appreciation of current IT security matters;
  • 2 Yrs experience in busy support environment handling Hardware, Network and Software troubleshooting;
  • Good interpersonal and communication – verbal and written skills;
  • A good appreciation of Banking Operations.
If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 
Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for.
Only applications that reach us on or before 8th August 2012 will be considered. 
Address your application to:

Head of Human Resources,
Fina Bank Limited,
P.O Box 20613-00200, 
Nairobi.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resource Officer

Fina Bank is the preferred Regional Business Bank with a strong presence in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Fina Bank places great emphasis on a responsive and solution driven approach in providing services to its stakeholders.

The Bank has a strong developmental emphasis especially in growing businesses, and aims to ensure excellence in service delivery in the East African Region. 
The Bank is upgrading its technology infrastructure to a state of the art system and we are seeking to recruit highly driven and motivated professionals to partner with us in this exciting journey.

Currently we are looking to fill the following position:

Human Resource Officer

One position (1)
Ref: HR/HRO/001

In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its Human Resources function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its employees. To support this, we are looking for a dynamic, focussed, and a result oriented individual to fill in the above position.

The Job

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the jobholder will be responsible for technical and administrative support in Learning and Development, Talent Management, HRMIS and Employee Relations.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Facilitate induction trainings for all new staff;
  • Management of the recruitment and selection function in consultation with the Head of HR;
  • Provide support to HHR in preparation and implementation of succession/development plans for all staff;
  • Payroll management and Supervision of the staff benefits administration;
  • Facilitate staff promotions and transfers in liaison with the line managers ;
  • Provide support to Head of HR in review and implementation of HR policies and processes;
  • Management of the internship and Graduate Trainee programmes;
  • Industrial and employee relations, participate in Union matters and advice the management;
  • Effectively manage the training function in the Bank;
  • Management of the HRMIS.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • A degree in Social sciences or business related studies ;
  • Post graduate qualification in HRM or training;
  • Should be a member of HR professional body;
  • Minimum of 4yrs experience in a busy HR environment;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer Literate;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Good leadership skills
If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 
Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 
Only applications that reach us on or before 10th August 2012 will be considered. 
Address your application to:

Head of Human Resources,

Fina Bank Limited,

P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Database Administrator and Developer

Fina Bank is the preferred Regional Business Bank with a strong presence in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Fina Bank places great emphasis on a responsive and solution driven approach in providing services to its stakeholders.

The Bank has a strong developmental emphasis especially in growing businesses, and aims to ensure excellence in service delivery in the East African Region. The Bank is upgrading its technology infrastructure to a state of the art system and we are seeking to recruit highly driven and motivated professionals to partner with us in this exciting journey.

Currently we are looking to fill the following position:

Database Administrator and Developer

One position (1)

Ref:
HR/DBA/001

In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its ICT function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its clients. To support this, we are looking for a dynamic, focussed, keen to details and result oriented individual to fill in the above position.

The Job
Reporting to the Team Leader Databases and Systems, the jobholder will be responsible for analyzing our Bank’s business and technology environment and advising on suitability of computer hardware, software and networks for Bank’s business needs.

Key responsibilities will include:

Software and Database Development
  • Map requirements into formal software requirements specifications that are consistent with existing software architecture.
  • Translate requirements into high level project briefs;
  • Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems;
  • Prepare detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems capabilities and processes
  • Identify options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability;
  • Create logical and innovative solutions to complex problems;
  • Draw up specific proposals for modified or replacement systems;
  • Produce project feasibility reports;
  • Work closely with developers and a variety of end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;
  • Draw up a testing schedule for the complete systems with a followup on post implementation review;
  • Oversee the implementation of a new system and provide training to users of the new system.
  • Liaise with the software development manager or project manager in subsequent phases of the software development life cycle;
Database Administration
  • Create and configure databases while maintaining balance between needs and resources available
  • Administer databases to provide high availability, Integrity and Confidentiality of the information held therein.
  • Schedule and Plan database fine-tuning to improve performance.
  • Write scripts and design reports using Jasper and Crystal Report writer
  • Plan and work flexibly to a deadline;
  • Operate in a team environment with defined deliverables, reviews and sign-offs;
  • Optimize Database utility in a Shared Storage Environment;
  • Write and maintain system documentation – including continuous update of systems inventory
  • Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system;
Administrative Activities and Routine House keeping
  • Maintain and update documentation, Systems and Databases;
  • Maintain a log of key System and Database activities for audit purposes;
  • Work closely with application vendors as per the Systems Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Provide technical advice to management and staff on Information Technology Systems and Database issues;
  • Manage the helpdesk on Systems and Database and ensure timely closure of issues;
  • Participate in the Disaster Recovery Planning, testing and improvement;
  • Facilitate Enterprise Backups, End of Day Processing, Documentation, Storage and Retrieval of data/Information
  • Follow the Bank’s defined IT processes and propose means of improving them;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • At least a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field with strong technical focus;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in DB Administration and development;
  • Thorough knowledge of database management systems technologies especially Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in writing scripts using Transact-SQL;
  • Knowledge of and experience in software development methodologies and languages especially NET, C# or JAVA;
  • Experience in managing critical and multiple RDBMS on large systems;
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service;
  • Ability to work independently and think strategically;
  • Good communication and interpersonal Skills;
  • Strong problem solving and analysis Skills;
  • Good Project Management Skills;
  • A deep appreciation of Banking Operations is desirable.
If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to Jobs@finabank.com . 
Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 
Only applications that reach us on or before 8th August 2012 will be considered. 
Address your application to:

Head of Human Resources,

Fina Bank Limited,

P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Quantity Surveyor - Construction

Quantity Surveyor - Construction 
Location: Kenya 
Reports to: Construction Process Engineer 
About Bridge International 
Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide. 
With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools. 
Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness. 
Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $5 per child per month. 
This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided. 
The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and over 70 academies are operating in Kenya today. 
Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years. 
Job Purpose: 
The Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for all aspects of cost advice, planning and control including specifications control, cost computation, budgets & budget control, payment planning, payment process & control, budget forecasting & project cash projections and cost studies/surveys including cost comparatives, component/elemental cost analyses and real-time cost performance analyses. 
Responsibilities
  • Providing general cost planning and control advice for decision making. 
  • Formulating and updating all necessary tools for data collection, process planning, monitoring and control, and analyses. 
  • Prescribing and constantly reviewing specifications, work methods, processes and procedures with a view towards maximizing cost efficiency. 
  • Carrying out cost computations, preparation of budget templates, budget reviews and updates.
  • Formulating, reviewing, monitoring and updating payment processes, procedures, controls and tools in consultation with the Finance Department. 
  • Reviewing and approving payment documentation including site documents, relevant procurement and accounting documents 
  • Determination and forecasting of construction costs including adjustment policy, planning and implementation. 
  • Determining periodic workload-based construction funds requirements as required for financial decision-making. 
  • Carrying out cost studies and surveys including cost comparatives, component/elemental cost analyses and real-time cost performance analyses. 
  • Carrying out life-cycle cost projections, estimations and computations for decision making. 
Experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a busy and dynamic work environment. 
  • Handled multiple projects in multiple locations concurrently. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the Kenyan construction market.
Qualifications: 
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying. 
  • Master’s degree in Construction Management or Project management shall be an added advantage. 
Professional:  
Relevant Professional registration Specialist knowledge required: Statistical analysis knowledge shall be an added advantage 
Behavioural competencies
  • High accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Systems and formal standardisation orientation 
  • Problem solving/decision making
  • Information gathering skills 
  • Analytical and interpretation skills 
  • Excellent people management skills 
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible 
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Network & Systems Administrator

Network & Systems Administrator 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
Reports to: Information Technology Manager 
About Bridge International 
Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide. 
With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools. 
Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness. 
Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $5 per child per month.

This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided. 
The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and over 70 academies are operating in Kenya today. 
Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years. 

About this position

As a key member of IT infrastructure department, this position is responsible for all aspects of network and Systems administration including servers, desktop systems, communications hardware, and software. 
As a network administrator, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of server systems/applications, computer networks and telecommunication equipment, to ensure network performance meets the organization and user requirements. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning, Deploying and rebuilding Microsoft and Linux servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with Bridge International Academies standards and operational procedures.
  • Planning, Deploying and rebuilding Servers applications like Microsoft AD Directory Services, DHCP, DNS, File services, IIS, Apache, Print and Document Services, SharePoint, WSUS, SQL Server, Hyper V, SNMP, SMTP, SSL, Failover Clustering and Remote Desktop services.
  • Installing, administering and maintaining Bridge International Academies Checkpoint firewall, Cisco Routers, IP PBX, Switches, Access Points, Security Cameras, Biometric systems and other active network devices.
  • Implementing and administering network access policies through LAN, WAN, VPN terminals, and other Remote Access Protocols with the aim of ensuring availability and secure connections.
  • Researching and recommending innovative and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Carry out scheduled and continuous system monitoring to ensure integrity and availability of all network hardware, resources, systems and processes. Reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, WSUS Updates, Firmware upgrades etc.
  • Create, update, and delete systems user accounts as per requests.
  • Monitor and perform periodic network performance reports to support capacity planning.
  • Evaluate and recommend LAN/WAN hardware, Software and peripheral equipment during procurement.
  • Liaising with internet service providers with the intention of ensuring continuous and reliable internet connections – expected internet availability per link per year should be 99.9%
  • Designing and updating network infrastructure documentation – security, configurations, tests, patches, etc.
  • Capacity building of IT Support officers, to better tackle routine calls.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
About You
  • Do you hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology or related field?
  • Are you either or both MCITP, CCNA, ITIL certified?
  • Do you possess over five years IT experience of which at least three years have been spent actively administrating windows, Linux, Cisco, Checkpoint, and WIFI networks?
Desired skills:
  • Are you a seasoned Microsoft Window server 2008 administrator, managing a network of over 500 network nodes?
  • Do you function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high?
  • Are you thorough and detail oriented?
  • Do you have very strong written and verbal communication skills?
  • Are you a team oriented, self-motivated, result driven, and a person of high integrity?
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Asst. General Manager

Asst. General Manager – Service Industry

A service industry based in Nairobi wants to recruit an Asst. General Manager
  • Good experience in Marketing /Promotion in automobile is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience
  • European nationality / expats preferred.
Salary: Ksh.200, 000
Deadline: 10th August 2012

Applications:

Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to: cathie@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.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job

Livelihoods Project Manager

 World Concern is a US-based, Christian humanitarian relief and development organization working in Africa, Asia and the Americas. 
Established in 1955, World Concern works to alleviate suffering among the poor in developing countries and to address the root causes in each context. 
World Concern’s primary strategy is community-based, integrated development. 
World Concern works in multiple-sectors to build the capacity of village-based groups, non-governmental partners and other counterparts to lead and sustain their development. 
World Concern is committed to best practices of inclusive, participatory and accountable relief and development and maintains rigorous standards of both financial and program monitoring. 
Program assistance is provided on the basis of need alone, without regard to race, color or religion. 
Position: Livelihoods Project Manager 
Location: Somalia / Somaliland 
Reports To: Program Manager 
Supervises: Project officers 
Length of Contract: One Year Renewable 
Purpose
As a Livelihoods project Manager, you will work closely with the program team to support the activities geared towards achieving the overall goal of livelihoods diversification for food security and self-reliance among the vulnerable groups in Somalia and Somaliland.

Your role will include design of projects that focus on sustainable livelihoods with the objective of building resilience in targeted communities. 
This cuts across the three pillars of Productive sectors, predictable safety nets and enhanced basic services as appropriate to our capacity. 
This will require a sound knowledge of livelihood programming and relevant approaches. 
Leading the implementation of the projects activities and timely reporting to meet the following goals; 
1) Strengthening and diversifying the livelihoods of local communities. 
2) Establishment or strengthening of self help/affinity groups 
3) Delivery of Business Development Services (BDS) and
4) Value Addition of animal & or crop products including marketing and linking of producers to markets.
Essential Functions 
  • Training of self-help /affinity groups on relevant areas of interest pertaining but not limited to group dynamics, livelihoods, resilience, community health education, gender and development. 
  • Follow up of the 15 groups that have received business training to help them review their business plans and advise them accordingly. 
  • Use appropriate tools and approaches to carry out assessments of the HH livelihood status of the targeted local communities as well as products and market dynamics affecting the flow of goods and services.
  • Determine appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the targeted communities taking care to recognize and utilize and build on existing resources. 
  • Work closely with the project officers, community mobilizers and field Animators to implement, monitor and report on progress periodically and in a timely manner. 
  • Mentor and coach and train local staff to enhance sustainability of the project. 
  • Use appropriate tools such as PRA, FGDs to facilitate members of targeted in identifying, prioritizing and acting on their needs. 
  • As part of business training, develop value chain and livelihoods framework for pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and craftsmen to help them identify the resources they have within and around them to achieve their objectives and maximize profits through minimizing cost of inputs, efficient processes, and minimizing wastage through value chain analysis. 
  • Take a lead in organizing community leaders in targeted communities to lobby their support in marketing the project and involve them in designing a participatory exit strategy to enhance sustainability of the project.
  • Network and collaborate with other agencies in order to champion WC livelihood ministry appropriately.
Required Education, Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Development Studies, Agriculture, entrepreneurship etc. Five years’ experience managing Livelihood programs in a relief and development setting. 
  • Experience with agro-pastoral livelihood projects, savings-led microfinance, self- help group approaches, value chain analysis and development is preferred. 
  • Prior experience in conflict or post conflict environment and ability to work in the Somalia/Somaliland. 
  • Proven, successful experience in project management and/or development. 
  • Analytical, able to multi-task and make rapid but sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment, especially under pressure. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and constructively with local government authorities and other partners. 
  • Commitment to the principles of participatory team management and participatory, community-oriented development. 
  • Able to communicate in a manner that is confident and clear, yet diplomatic, enabling him/her to forge positive working relationships with donors and other stakeholders. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. 
  • Above average skills in MS Office Suite
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications, updated CV detailing their experience for the post, current email and phone contacts and three referees to worldconcernhr@wcdro.org by 17th August, 2012. 
Those who will not have heard from us by 24th August, 2012 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Human Resource Manager

 Our client is Africa’s pioneering provider of Triple Play services.
They are seeking to recruit an ambitious, dynamic & innovative individual for the role of Human Resource Manager in Nairobi. 
Overall Purpose
Responsible for all aspects of human capital; including recruitment, rewards, staff development, motivation, discipline and separation within the company policies. 
Duties & Responsibilities
HR Management Support
  • Providing ongoing operational support and guidance to the business units in terms of HR Strategies and processes.
  • Assisting in the implementation of a performance management process which ensures, on an ongoing basis, that staff set clear and relevant annual objectives, receive accurate performance reviews, and have meaningful development plans.
Strategic Management and HR Team Development
  • Providing both professional and business input at meetings ensuring that the overall grand strategy is being implemented and that any deviations in achieving targets are being consulted on and communicated.
  • Reviewing and evaluating human resources programmes, systems and procedures to ensure they are relevant to business units needs and are cost effective.
Recruitment, Compensation and Manpower Planning
  • Recruiting and retaining high calibre staff with the right skills for the job, through effective marketing of job opportunities, deployment of effective recruitment and orientation programmes, and through promoting the company as an employer of choice within the community.
  • Implementing compensation/incentive programme s and benefit plans which are competitive and effective in motivating and retaining high performers and manage the payroll function to ensure that all staff is paid accurately and promptly.
  • Deploying effective processes for succession planning and career development, so that successors are identified and developed for key positions within the organization, and so that the talent within the organization is fully developed and critical skills are transferred.
Leadership, People Management and Training Implementation
  • Evaluating training needs of the organization, sourcing and implementing training programmes accordingly.
Communication and Employee relations
  • Maintaining a positive employee relations environment by proactively working with management on potential staff issues, through regular staff welfare/recreation programmes, and through regular and proactive engagement with staff at all levels.
  • Ensuring that effective employee communication programmes are in place to build a well- informed organization.
  • Ensuring that the staff’s working environment and facilities are functioning and contributing proactively to staff morale and productivity.
  • Ensuring that employees are aware and educated on all company policies and practices.
Budgeting
  • Contributing to the organization’s profitability by adhering to the human resource’s department’s operating budget.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree and or an MBA in Human resource management and business management.
  • At least 6 years of generalist HR experience.
  • A track record of successful Human Resource leadership in driving people, organization development and change management.
  • Ability to be effective both strategically and at hands-on operational level.
  • The ability to manage multi dimensional countries and an understanding of related legislation is crucial.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage.
Skills Requirements:
  • Supervisory skills
  • Team building skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Effective verbal, listening and writing communication skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spread-sheets and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
  • Ability to maintain information confidential
How to apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. 
Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 3rd Aug 2012. 
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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