Friday, 31 August 2012

Safaricom - Principal CRM & EAI Developer


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Products & Services Development Department within the Technology Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Principal CRM & EAI Developer
 
Ref: TECHNOLOGY_PCED__AUG _2012

Reporting to the Senior  Manager, Business System Planning, the position holder will 
  • Designs and develops complex Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems requiring in depth knowledge of an organizations operating procedures and information technology capability; 
  • Assist and supervise senior and junior CRM systems developers within the team; 
  • Provide technical leadership in development and support of Safaricom business information systems e.g. Siebel, tibco EAI and Call Center systems, ranging from user analysis, design and development to implementation and maintenance.
The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

3rd Line Support & Team leadership
  • Manage internal customers ensuring effective communication with the Helpdesk and application support analysts;
  • Ensure all issues that cannot be resolved are escalated to immediate supervisor immediately. 
  • Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents;
  • Provide leadership, guidance & motivation to the CRM Systems team members.
Systems analysis
  • Conduct business user requirements analysis and specification;
  • Specify computer system requirements for the solution of complex business problems and formulates designs for their solutions;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that business application systems can be effectively developed and implemented ;
Software Design and Programming
  • Design and development of front-end tier(s), middle tier(s), and /or back-end database tier(s) for business applications;
  • Capturing of business applications information needs and mapping of the same to the software and /or database components.
  • Performs data modeling to analyze and specify data structures within an application system;
  • Participation and membership in various technical fora for the purpose of increasing the collective knowledge base of the team;
Research and Development
  • Research and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality improvements for various procedures and applications;
  • Generation of ideas to improve efficiency in software and application services offered to the business, and/or generate revenue for business;
  • Participation and membership in various technical fora for the purpose of increasing the collective knowledge base of the team.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • Degree in Computer Science or technical related field
  • Certification in Database systems and RDBMS systems.
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • 5 years development  experience with Microsoft development tools e.g. Java, .NET, visual studio .NET
  • 3 years development experience with low level programming C++, C.
  • 5 years’ experience with RDMS preferably MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and Informix.
  • 3 years’ experience in Oracle ERP applications development, which includes system customization and report designs.
  • Experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in Business Systems modeling and data retrieval
  • 4GL for programming - Visual Basic/Oracle Application builder
  • Unix user skills.
  • Experience in processes and procedures management.
  • Communication, interpersonal skills and Analytical Skills
  • Attention to detail
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 
The deadline for application is Friday 07 September, 2012.

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

Save the Children - Emergency Shelter Advisor Job in Kenya


Save the Children (SC) is an international organization with 27 member organizations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country and within countries. 
With the decision by all Save the Children organizations to create an International Programmes Unit (IPU) taken in 2010, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries.
This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members. 
Save the Children UK, Denmark and Finland unified in Somalia in January 2010 under the name Save the Children in Somalia which will move to the IPU model by the end of 2012. 
After one year of unification and as a result of an active fundraising strategy the programme budget was over GBP 10m covering thematic areas of protection, child survival (which includes health, nutrition and livelihoods), education, and Child Rights Governance.
 
Job Purpose: 
The Emergency Shelter Advisor will provide overall technical management and support to emergency team for shelter programming and construction of temporary structures within programming sectors of the Somalia/Somaliland Programme:
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide overall technical management and support to emergency team in planning and undertaking shelter projects and activities; 
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the country team during the implementation of all construction works including assessing existing structures and developing local structural safety and contextual suitability guidelines, leading on developing/reviewing quality BoQs and workplans for the construction of structures, or repairs/renovations as required/planned; lead and develop a construction contingency/risk management plan to mitigate the impact of future rains/heavy wind and other possible disasters on these structures etc.
For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please visit: www.somaliangoconsortium.org
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 
Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.
 
Child Safeguarding Policy:
 
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SC UK must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SC UK’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SC UK’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
 
This extends not only to children with whom SC and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.
SC UK believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff.

Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Applications should be forwarded to: vacancies@scsom.org. 
Application Closing Date will be Tuesday 11th September 2012.

Grants Coordinators


Grants Coordinators 
2 Positions
 
Based in Nairobi
 
Based in Nairobi Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 
Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.
 
NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.
The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma and Molo), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire and Asosa) and Yemen (Sa’naa).
 
What we are looking for:
 
Two Grants Coordinators, one for Kenya and another for Ethiopia / Yemen to oversee project and donor proposals in order to ensure quality and timely submissions, including bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for all offices in Kenya and Ethiopia/Yemen.

To apply:
 
Are you the right candidate? 
Please visit our website on www.nrc.no for more information and how to apply.
 
The closing date for applications is the 14th September 2012.
 
Only applications received online shall be considered.
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

World Health Organization (WHO) - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya


Vacancy No. WHOSOM201216

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
 
Grade: P4 (Short -Term Consultancy)
 
Official Station (Country): Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
 
Organizational Location/Unit: Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) / Office of the WHO Representative for Somalia - Primary Health Care Unit (PHC)
 
Purpose of the consultancy:  
To provide practical and technical support to Implementing partners of the ICCM initiative during planning in areas of implementation, monitoring and supervision. 
As required, the consultant will convene meetings to address issues that require collective inputs.
 
Date of Issuance: 31 August 2012
 
Closing Date: 14 September 2012
 
Starting Date: 01 October 2012
 
Duration: 3 months
 
Objectives of the Programme:
 
The Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (ICCM) in Somalia trains Village Health Workers (VHWs) to identify, classify and treat common childhood illnesses.
 
Summary Assigned Duties:
 
The consultant will work under direct technical supervision of the PHC Medical Officer of the WHO Somalia County Office, and in close collaboration with the Emergency Humanitarian Action and Health Cluster Coordinators. 
The consultant will perform the following duties:
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of implementation of the ICCM initiative
  • Oversee the data generation of a standardized ICCM data base including tools for data collection, compilation and analysis.
  • Establish data baseline and relevant tools for final evaluation of ICCM initiative
  • Ensure regular NGOs coordination meetings on quarterly basis
  • Ensure that NGOs receive guidelines on the implementation of ICCM initiative and ensure technical support in planning and carrying out ICCM refresher courses and training.
  • Assist the Country Office in any other activities or technical support during her this deployment, as requested by WHO Representative for Somalia.
Educational (Qualifications):
  • Degree in medical related fields (doctor, qualified nurse)
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
  • Proven experience in ICCM program implementation
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Team player
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Experience in working in insecure environment
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English
 
Desirable:
  • Work experience with WHO
  • Formal training in monitoring and evaluation
Additional Information:
 
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply
 
Closing Date for Applications: 14 September 201 2
 
Applications should be made in writing enclosing CVs and motivational letters, and sent to:
 
Administrative Officer
WHO Somalia
Email: recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int
 
WHO is committed to workforce diversity. 
Any appointment /extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. 
Only qualified candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. 
WHO has a smoke-free environment.

Academic Writers Jobs in Nakuru, Kenya


We are urgently in search for a team of versatile and dynamic academic writers with research experience and able to efficiently and professionally write well researched papers on different topics and also work under minimum /no supervision.

Applicants must be ready to work immediately and fulltime from the work station, have impeccable English command and with a degree in any field.

Must be a residence of Nakuru and able to commute to work daily (preferably leaving near the job location).
 
If you meet the requirements, Send resume to for perusal.

Location: Nakuru-Free Area

Salary: Performance Based (Range 30K Plus)

Availability: Immediately and ready to work full time (Day / Night Shift)

Experienced and Full Time Academic Writers Jobs in Kenya


We, Academic Writing Freelancers deal with writing services offered to overseas students.

As an entity gearing towards building strong, reliable and robust services, we seek to recruit fresh graduates with writing prowess holding diploma or first degree in any of the field.

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Experienced Writers
  • Full-Time writer
  • Fluency in written English
  • Unlimited access to internet services (a must)
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism.
  • Knowledge on plagiarism and how to avoid it is a MUST
  • Experience in Harvard MLA, APA, Oxford, and Chicago writing styles is must
Terms

This is Full-time job paid on the number of pages written and successfully accepted by customers.

Cancelled, late or plagiarized work will lead to automatic cancellation of the paper while in some instances attracting fines

Turning off of phones or any other avenue of avoiding communication due to perceived delay and or inability to meet the requirements may lead to termination of employment.

In case of an anticipated delay, early communication MUST be done to avoid customer inconvenience.

Reviews and Increments and bonuses will be made depending on the writer excellence based on customer feedback (Grammar, Reliability, creativity and commitment)

Payments

Rates will vary with writer experience, nature of urgency, and complexity starting from Ksh150-300/= per page

payments are done twice a month usually on 1st and 15th of every month.

The mode of payment will be through M-Pesa.

If you believe you are qualified, then apply to paperkastom@gmail.com attaching your C.V, samples of previously done paper in Harvard, MLA and APA paper formats, quoting your day mobile phone.

General worker


Position: General worker

Duty station:
Subukia

Roles and responsibilities

Planting

Harvesting

Hand weedding

Should be residing within subukia area

Experience in mixed farming an added advantage but not a must

Email: wilfayexports@gmail.com

Environmental Projects Coordinator


An opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Projects Coordinator at an emerging environmental organization. 
The Environmental Projects Coordinator will manage and develop corporate partnerships in order to maximize income through charity fundraising, gift in kind, promotional and advertising opportunities whilst ensuring that the objectives of both client and organization are fulfilled.

Alongside assisting to organize other mass participation events, you will manage the organization's local Marathons. The environment in which the successful Events coordinator will be working is fast paced, team focused and hardworking with an ethos of those who give their all. This is an excellent and exciting role for the right person. You must be willing to learn , be very keen to progress and build a successful career within  the organization.

The Environmental Projects Coordinator will assist in appearance management, public relations, sponsorship development, publicity, as well as charity or event planning for local and national titleholder of a major national pageant. 
Specifically, she will work together with the national titleholder as a chaperone and as talent support. She will help her in all activities including red carpet, volunteer community service and corporate appearance opportunities both in Nairobi and nationwide.

Key responsibilities will include:

Event planning, marketing and promotion for celebrations (welcome, farewells send offs and crownings, etc.) environmental days, eco fashion shows, corporate outreach dinners or breakfast and and build high profile
community fundraising activities.

You will act as a marketing support resource in developing and executing strategies to generate awareness, interest and excitement among key stakeholder groups.

Manage and run a number of events and community strategies and campaigns Schedule interviews, handle public relations tasks and help to increase the popularity of the organization.

Use creative and engaging methods of communication including pre-event and post-event activities executing your fundraising or sponsorship plans by contacting the right people

Ensure senior level contact with corporate partners’ management teams to galvanize relationships and cultivate new opportunities and long term relationships between the organizations.

Essential Work Skills
  • You should be cool under pressure in order to manage crises, financially savvy and socially perceptive.
  • Confident, resilient, creative, and must be excellent communicator.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills to find the titleholder best roles and deals. You should possess the stamina to work long and odd hours and spend a lot of time on the road.
  • Ability to deliver mass participation events- creating, planning and delivering a wide range of events and community campaigns
  • Strategic planning and  project management skills.
  • IT skills, including Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, multi tasking and administrative skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, external agencies and supporters.
  • Taking ownership, showing initiative and decision making
  • At least 1 year experience in fundraising, special events, advertising, promotions, and/or marketing with a strong customer-service orientation
  • Proven track record of salesmanship, creativity an ability to inspire and compel others
  • Proven ability to successfully execute major events/programs
  • Prior communications or PR experience serving philanthropies, foundations, and/or non-profits an asset.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with an affinity for networking and partnership building
  • Personal qualities of integrity, punctuality, credibility and commitment to the environment
  • You must have the ability to travel at least once a week.
  • Prior participation in or knowledge of pageants an asset
  • Minimum age: 25 years old, and no longer competing in any pageant.
  • Ability to chaperone, be a role model, guide and mould titleholders
Education
  • Majors where students learn effective communication, financial and business skills can help prepare them for the job. Business, public relations, communications and management are possible educational paths
  • Environmental education an asset
  • Fashion or modeling background an asset
Compensation & Perks
  • Stipend level Base salary in first three months  (to be negotiated).
  • Aggressive commission, up to 20% per sale, plus discretionary bonuses .
  • Travel allowance.
How to Apply: Email Cover letter and resume to info[AT]mygoldpages.net
 
Deadline: September 7, 2012
 
Start: September 15, 2012

Administration Officer


Our client, an outsourcing company requires an Administration Officer
 
Minimum Qualifications

Must be a graduate in any business field preferably Business administration
 
3 years work experience in a busy firm
 
Those with experience in call centers will have advantage
 
Salary is 45,000
 
Applications with heading Marked" Administration Officer" be sent to careersinafrika@gmail.com, by close of business 3rd September 2012

Please don't send scanned copies of your testimonials.

Narok University College - Finance Officer, Deputy Registrar Administration and Senior Procurement Officer Jobs in Kenya


Narok University College, a Constituent College of Moi University was established in July 2008. 
Presently, it has seven (7) Schools offering various degree and diploma programmes. 
The University College is situated two (2) kilometers from Narok town, off Narok Sotik road and next to the Maasai Mara junction.
 
The University College invites suitably qualified applicants for the following vacant positions:
 
A. Administration and Finance Division
 
1. Finance Officer 
Scale 15
 
Job Description:
 
This the highest position in the scheme. 
The Finance Officer will be answerable to the Deputy Principal (A&F). 
The holder of this office will be responsible for the overall formulation and implementation of the finance strategy for the department; advising the University management on all financial matters; responsible for efficient organization, control and supervision of all accounting units. 
Responsible for review, planning, co-ordination, design, implementation, development of accounting services and systems, timely submission of annual financial statements and accounts and setting and maintaining high accounting standards in the University.
 
Those to be appointed should have:-
 
i) A Masters degree from a recognized University in a relevant field such as MBA, with 10 years relevant
experience, at least 5 years as Chief Accountant or equivalent in institutions of higher learning.
 
ii) CPA III
 
iii) Registered member of ICPAK or an equivalent Accounting body.
 
iv) Practical experience of ICT is mandatory at this level.
 
v) Consistently demonstrated outstanding qualities for leadership, coordination and organization capabilities at top management level.
 
vi) Holders of PhD in relevant field will have an added advantage.
 
2. Deputy Registrar Administration – (In-Charge of Council Matters) 
Scale 14
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
 
i) Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Registrar grade 13 for at least three (3) years;
 
ii) a Masters Degree in Administration/Management or its equivalent from a recognized University
 
iii) Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability in work performance.
 
iv) Experience as Senior Assistant Registrar (Council matters).

3. Senior Procurement Officer 
Scale 13
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
 
i) A Masters degree in the following disciplines; Business Administration, Economics, Commerce (Supplies
Management option) or its equivalent from a recognized University;
 
ii) Attended management courses(s) lasting for reasonable periods(s); and eight (8) years work experience
 
iv) Should have certificates in professional courses
 
v) Served in the grade of senior procurement Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;
 
vi) A Bachelors Degree in the following disciplines; business Administration, Economics, Commerce (Supplies Management option) or its equivalent from a recognized University
 
vii) Attended management course(s) lasting for reasonable periods(s); and
 
viii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
 
Salary Scales
 
Finance Officer (Scale: 15) - Ksh.113,140 x 3687 – 141,330 x 6068 – 165,600/-p.m.
 
Deputy Registrar Administration - (Council Matters) (Scale:14) - Ksh.89,707 x 2774 – 92,481 x 3352 – 115,945/-p.m.
 
Senior Procurement Officer – (Scale 13) – Ksh. Ksh.69,840 x 2012 – 73,864 x 2507 – 81,385 x 2774/-p.m.
 
In addition successful candidates shall be entitled to a generous house allowance commensurate with their
seniority.
 
Applications should be received by 20th September, 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Applications (5 copies) should be submitted giving full details of applicant’s age, marital status, educational and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonies to:

Narok University College is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Applications should be addressed to:
 
The Principal,
Narok University College
P.O. Box 861-20500
Narok.

The Mater Hospital - Registration & Admissions Supervisor, Cashier, Customer Service Officers and Assistant Payroll Accountant Jobs in Kenya


The Mater Hospital, a leading Health Care Provider is seeking to recruit dynamic, self driven individuals to fill the following positions:
 
A) Registration & Admissions Supervisor
One Position
 
Key role:
  • Promptly address enquires directed at the desk and guide/direct appropriately
  • Ensure patients demographic details are well documented, Health Providers notified to undertake and services charged appropriately
  • Ensure adequate staffing for the 24/7 Desk
  • Ensure patients are attended within acceptable timelines as per QA standards
  • Prepare reports and statistics for information and records
Minimum Requirements:
  • BCom. and Higher Diploma in PR/Hospitality. 
  • 5 years working experience in similar position in a busy establishment.
B) Cashier - One Position
 
Key role:
  • Work with all service points to ensure clients pay for services rendered
  • Accurately receipt cash, cheques and credit cards from clients
  • Check legal tender to authenticate before receipting and ensure safe custody of all payments received
  • Prepare summary reports on all receipts
Minimum Requirements:
  • Dip. in Banking or equivalent and CPA Part II
  • Must be Computer Literate
C) Customer Service Officers
 
Three (3) Positions
 
Key role is to:
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of service to clients to maintain high level customer satisfaction
  • Coordinate booking of patient with various clinics and ensure billing of services rendered
  • Investigate customer complaints and ensure they are resolved with the relevant departments then document for follow up/records as necessary.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Public Relations or Front Office Operations
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a busy establishment
  • Must be computer literate
D) Assistant Payroll Accountant
 
Key role:
  • Accurate preparation of the hospital payroll by scheduled date and administration of statutory deduction by deadlines
  • • Update the system with details of new staff and work out terminal dues for those exiting
  • • Facilitate opening of bank accounts and registration of NSSF and PIN for new staff
  • • Handle payment queries from staff
Minimum Requirements:
  • BCom. or equivalent and CPA II
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar position.
  • Hospital experience will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Accounting Packages and Payroll Modules a prerequisite.
Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision, high level of accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and should have good PR and Communication Skills.
 
If you are interested in any of the above position and meet the above requirements, please send your application together with a detailed CV to hrrecruit@materkenya.com to reach us by 7th September 2012. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more career opportunities please visit our website www.materkenya.com.

Cooperative Bank - Head, Money Markets


 Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? 
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Head, Money Markets

The successful person will report to the Treasurer.

Job Summary:

As Head Money Market, the role holder will be expected to develop and implement the unit strategies in consultation with the Treasurer.

Main Duties:
  • Daily management of the Central Bank accounts, clearing, Intra day liquidity facility (ILF) and Domestic Foreign currency (DFCC) accounts.
  • Generate daily money market position report and blotters for local and overseas accounts
  • Monitor all incoming Kenya Shilling Real Time Gross Settlement credits and debits and their effects on resultant net position.
  • Supervision and motivation of staff in Money Market Unit
  • Manage the RTGS payment system & control real time payments to ensure customer satisfaction & compliance with RTGS rules
  • The incumbent will consistently keep track of the Banks investment portfolios i.e. Treasury Bills, Bonds & Repurchase Agreements and other market placements in line investment policy and income targets.
  • The Head, Money market shall manage the bank’s cost of deposits/ liabilities within the corporate objectives of the Bank
  • Generate deposit rates for use by branches and ensure circulation of the same to relevant business units
  • Co-ordinate with treasury back office for all outstanding entries into the system and the accounts under control.
  • Develop and implement Money Market & Fixed Income strategy aimed at meeting the set targets and business growth.
  • Develop and implement new Money Market products and services that enhance the bank’s income and deepen the Money Markets.
  • To manage the bank’s daily cash and clearing operations in all Central Bank of Kenya accounts for both local and domestic foreign currency accounts.
  • Undertake money market funding activity to ensure that the bank’s accounts in Kenya and overseas are adequately funded to meet the bank’s daily obligations and settlements.
  • Transact in government of Kenya securities in Treasury bonds, treasury Bills, Repurchase agreements, Horizontal repos and vertical repos and other approved tools that yield income for the bank.
  • Keep track of the banks liquid investments on periodic basis and offer recommendations to the Head, Money markets for prudent and optimal investment income.
  • Negotiate and price wholesale customer deposits in conjunction with the major liability relationship centres and branches.
  • Responsible for delivering the bank’s annual financial target objective for the respective income streams that are attributed to the money market function.
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • University Degree from a recognized university – Masters degree an added advantage
  • Minimum 7 years Treasury experience most of which must be in Money Market at least 2 at decision making level
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Excellent  understanding of the Money markets and Fixed Income and developments in the market
  • Excellent knowledge of foreign exchange and other Treasury products and end to end operations related to the products
  • Experience in using Reuters trading platforms and operational understanding of SWIFT
  • A thorough knowledge of the Bank’s credit risk policies is essential.
  • A fair knowledge of the Bank’s other products and services is necessary
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below or send to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke by 10th September 2012.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.
    
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: Head-Money Markets/08/2012

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
P.O. Box 48231-00100
Nairobi

Human Resources Manager and Marketing Manager Jobs in Kenya


Our client is one of the largest Steel Manufacturers and Hardware Materials Suppliers in the country, having been in the market for more than Forty One (41 years). 
They are looking to recruit a Human Resources Manager and a Marketing Manager to join their team.

Marketing Manager
 
The main purpose of this job is to provide leadership and direction in the sales & marketing department. 
This will involve Planning, directing and coordinating the marketing of the organizations products. 
This position reports to the Sales Director.

Key Responsibilities
  • Formulating, developing and reviewing sales and marketing strategies, policies and objectives in line with the organizational plans.
  • Determining and managing the marketing budget to ensure achievement of the set objectives within designated budgets and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Developing and executing marketing plans and programs, both short and long term, to ensure profit growth and expansion of company products.
  • Reviewing and recommending changes in the basic structure and organization of the marketing function to ensure effective utilization of the human resources.
  • Researching, analyzing and monitoring financial, technological and demographic factors for capitalization of market opportunities in order to gain competitive advantage.
  • Executing brand management, including planning and overseeing the organization’s advertising and promotion activities and managing advertising agencies.
  • Developing and recommending pricing strategy for the organization which will result in the greatest market share in the long run.
  • Evaluating advertising programs, merchandising policy and product packaging to ensure timely adjustment of marketing strategy and plans to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
  • Conducting market surveys on current and new product concepts in order tomeet consumer expectations satisfactorily.
  • Managing the sales and marketing staff so as to effectively recruit, mentor, motivate, facilitate training and execute succession planning.
  • Coordinating and participating ¡n promotional activities and trade shows, working with developers, advertisers and production managers, to market the company’s products.
  • Conducting economic and commercial surveys to identify potential markets for products.
  • Conducting customer satisfaction surveys regularly to determine their satisfaction level and coming up with corrective actions on any anomalies noted.
  • Ensuring effective use of all relevant ICT and other systems within the sales and marketing function.
  • Developing reports to present to the Board of Directors.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Degree in Marketing or any other relevant field and professional Marketing certification. At least Eight (6) Years, relevant product and industry knowledge.
  • Commercial Awareness with demonstrated ability in strategy formulation. Team player with excellent managerial experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Persuasiveness, decision making with good negotiation skills.
  • Analytical and data interpretation skills, innovativeness and problem solving abilities. Ability to meet sales targets and willingness to travel as and when need arises.
Human Resources Manager
 
The main role of HR Manager is to direct and manage all areas of the human resources function of the Company, promoting a conducive working environment and a skilled and motivated workforce to ensure the achievement the company’s strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing a HR strategy based on the overall Company strategy to ensure that business needs are met.
  • Developing a HR budget based on the strategy and effectively managing it to ensure cost management goals are achieved.
  • Managing the recruitment process In a manner that ensures that right calibre of employees Is hired and that new employees receive proper Induction/orientation into the Company.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures for the performance management process and all related functions including staff appraisal, training needs analysis.
  • Managing industrial relations matters and offering training, advice and general guidance to managers and supervisors on labour laws and related market practices so as to ensure a harmonious work environment.
  • Overseeing and coordinating employee welfare, devising and running welfare schemes.
  • Training managers and supervisors on basic staff management and disciplinary skills.
  • Continually reviewing and updating the terms and conditions of service of employees to ensure that the Company remains within common market practice.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Degree in Human Resources Management or business related field and a higher diploma in HR.
  • At least eight (6) years of experience.
  • Should have a sound knowledge of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and organizational development.
  • Experience and knowledge of labour relations management including CBA negotiations.
  • Experience managing disciplinary proceeding and managing employee welfare. 
  • Good business acumen, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills with sound leadership ability.
Your application must include a covering letter highlighting relevant experience and key achievements, a detailed CV, a daytime phone contact, valid email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees.
 
Closing date: Friday 31st August, 2012
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Off Muthithi Road, along Tausi Road, 3rd Floor
P 0 Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

All applications and enquiries should be addressed to: recruitc@adeptsystems.co.ke

Redhouse Group Head of Finance Job in Kenya


Redhouse Group Limited is Kenya’s fastest growing Integrated Marketing Communications Company with 4 operating business units - Media Edge Interactive, Redhouse Public Relations, Reeledge Production and Media Edge Public Relations, as well as an additional 2 business units - Redhouse Advertising and Redhouse Media — both set for rollout during Q4 of 2012. 
The group specialises in the marketing categories of Advertising, Public Relations, Media Planning, Digital and Production.
 
With the recent scaling up of capacity through retention of top industry professionals into the company as well as increased business activity in the group and our bullish ambition into the region, the board is seeking to recruit a results driven professional to head its finance function.
 
The Position
 
This is a senior position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for among other functions;
  • Working closely with the CEO, divisional MD’s and the commercial team in the formulation and steering of the business strategy and the group’s commercial plans;
  • Managing and coordinating the budget preparation process and ensuring necessary budgetary controls are in place;
  • Ensuring timely packaging and delivery of financial information to the business leadership and other stakeholders; including the production of monthly management accounts, forecasts and board reports;
  • Ensuring prudent and smart treasury and cash management;
  • Liaison with auditors towards timely delivery of audit processes and reports, statutory financial statements, risk mapping and assessment including development and enforcement of financial and internal control systems and compliance;
  • Timely collections and payments in accordance with the contracted terms;
  • Spearhead value driven interaction with business partners - clients / supplier and financial partner relationships; and
  • Overall leadership of talent within the finance and commercial departments.
In addition to the above functions, the Head of Finance will also be responsible for other support functions including IT and Administration.

The Requirements
 
The ideal candidate should:
  • Be in possession of a commerce or related degree in the areas of either accounting or business administration and hold full accounting qualifications (CPA or ACCA). 
  • Possession of a relevant MBA will be an added advantage;
  • Possess a minimum of eight years experience in finance and administration, two of which must have been at a senior leadership level in a thriving commercial environment;
  • Possess high quality people, communication and engagement skills with the ability to network and develop strong business links;
  • Possess strong strategic, analytical and commercial skills with a demonstrable passion to succeed and make an impact in the business;
  • Be adaptable and able to work effectively within a fast-paced creative environment and;
  • Demonstrate ability to offer the business and the teams well thought, clear and sound business counsel on key commercial decisions.
The offer
 
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, send us your application accompanied by a detailed profile which will include copies of your academic and professional certificates, experience, present position and contacts of three referees to hr@redhousegroupke.com or mail your application by post to the address below to reach us not later than 14th September 2012.
 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Redhouse Group Limited. 
P.O. Box 11866 -00400, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Credit Administration Manager and Investigations Manager Jobs in Kenya


We are a fast growing medium sized commercial bank with established wide branch network across the country. 
We are seeking to recruit high calibre person s who can prove and demonstrate capacity to carry out their responsibilities with minimal supervision to fill the following positions:-

1. Credit Administration Manager
 
Reporting to the Head of Credit Risk, the Job Holder will be responsible for providing high quality risk management services to the Bank’s credit team ensuring adherence to credit risk policy and procedures. 
He/she will take charge of portfolio management, credit control and collateral management.
 
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
 
Bachelor’s degree preferably in law, with 6 years experience in credit administration, 3 of which must be at middle level management. 
Professional banking qualifications will be an added advantage.
 
Primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure the banks policies and procedures on credit facilities are adhered to
  • Oversee monitoring and renewal of loan covenants leases, rents, insurances and terms of the letter of offer
  • Participate in the preparation and review of credit control procedures
  • Ensure the soundness of the credit portfolio including perfection of securities
  • Conduct institutional trainings on security documentation.
Key Competencies
  • In depth knowledge of banking credit policy and approach to risk appetite
  • Experience in conveyance, litigation and bank securities
  • Experience in credit administration and security documentation
  • Oversee and ensure that the credit files are well maintained with all the critical and relevant information regarding the loans
  • Oversee timely preparation and submission of statutory and other requisite reports and CBK returns
  • Experience in debt recovery
  • Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrate ability to build cohesive teams to achieve goals through teamwork
2. Investigations Manager

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Job holder will be responsible for monitoring the operating environment, timely investigations of cases and making reports with recommendations to Management for decisions.
 
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree, with 6 years experience in security, 3 of these should have been in the disciplined force. 
  • Professional qualifications such as forensic will be an added advantage.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Carrying out independent, complex and sensitive investigations and produce a detailed and timely reports to management with specific recommendations
  • Establish, conduct and maintain liaison with security organizations
  • Ensure timely preparedness, and put in place pre-emptive, counter and post incident measures
  • Ensure timely compilation of documents that support insurance claims and follow up the recovery process to timely conclusion.
Key Competencies
  • Understanding of banking regulations, procedures and operations
  • Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
If you believe you have what it takes to deliver, send in your application letter not exceeding one page explaining why you think you qualify and a detailed CV and indicate your current salary. 
Please indicate the position you have applied for, both on the envelope and application letter, to:
 
DN.A/ 1368 
P.O Box 49010 - 00100 
GPO Nairobi
 
Not later than Friday 7th September 2012.
 
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

Area Sales Representative Job in Kenya


Area Sales Representative
1.    Identification       

    Job Title    :    Area Sales Representative (ASR)
    Department    :    Sales
    Reports To    :    Area Sales Manager
    Location    :    Kenya

2.    Purpose
  • Responsible for achievement & exceeding of secondary sales targets in a geographical area.
  • Provide leadership to a distributor(s) & distributor sales team(s) on maximizing business expectations.
3.    Key Accountabilities
  • Train, guide and supervise distributor’s salesmen on product knowledge, selling skills and customer service to meet management expectations.
  • Merchandise and ensure display/visibility standards are maintained.
  • Develop and maintain accurate market descriptions and define growth potential.
  • Accomplish set secondary sales targets.
  • Maintain and enhance distribution of product and range in appropriate outlets.
  • Ensure distributor has adequate stock and range to meet target volumes.
  • Ensure the required reports are correctly completed and submitted to the Head Office on time:
Forecast Report (Monthly).
Delivery Schedule (Monthly).
Secondary Sales Report (Monthly).
Daily Sales Numbers (Daily - Written Report to be sent weekly).
  • Market Intelligence & Marketing report (in real time and the written report bi-weekly).
  • Feedback from Market.
  • Proposals and Summary of Promotions.
  • Implement and report on marketing activities, e.g. Promotions, POS.
  • Ensure Company policies, procedures, business standards and code of conduct are complied with.
  • Provide value added performance through the following activities: selling, merchandising, handling customer complaints, opening new outlets, growing new range in outlets and product knowledge dissemination to trade.
  • Hold regular performance meetings with the team to discuss business development plans.
  • Develop and execute job description for the distributor sales people and ensure that the distributor sales people meet the key focal points.
4.    Job Specification Education and Experience:
  • Diploma in a business related field from a recognized institution.
  • Proven sales experience (2-3 yrs) in a competitive environment. FMCG experience will be an added advantage.
Other Skills, Competencies and Requirements
  • Strong sales, team-player, and potential management skills:
drives for results
thinks strategically
acts with integrity
fosters open communication
  • provides the best service and motivates customers
  • Fluent communication skills in English;
  • MS-Office (Word, Excel. PowerPoint) and Database experience at user level;
  • Willingness to travel regularly
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet exciting challenges, Please send your CV and remuneration details to: therecexpert@gmail.com  
Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject matter of the email.

Applications should be received by 7th September 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

EGPAF Laboratory Program Officer (Lodwar) and Communication Project Officer (Nyanza) Jobs in Kenya


 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS. 
We are working in 15 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
 
EGPAF in Kenya is currently looking to recruit for the following 2 positions:
 
1. Program Officer, Laboratory - Lodwar
 
Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor, you will support establishment and expansion of quality laboratory services especially improved access to laboratory diagnosis and monitoring through CD4 testing, TB testing and Early Infant Diagnosis to support provision of quality integrated HIV prevention, HIV counselling and testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private and Faith Based Sector health facilities in Turkana County.
 
You will provide day to day contact with DMLT, DHMT, point of care laboratory technicians and technologists and Field officers based in districts and facility level – providing technical assistance and capacity building to establish, strengthen and expand a laboratory network. 
You will provide oversight to ensure that access to laboratory services is improved and maintained.
 
To be successful in this role
  • You will be a holder of degree in Medical Laboratory and Higher National Diploma in Laboratory training
  • You will have a minimum of 5 years proven experience in HIV laboratory work
  • Be registered with KMLTTB.
  • In addition, demonstrated supervisory skills and program management experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with USAID/CDC will also be a requirement.
2. Project Officer, Communication and outreach - Nyanza
 
Reporting to the Project Director, you will support the Maisha project in communication and education initiatives that build awareness towards elimination of pediatric HIV and keeping mothers alive as well as advocacy with key partners and stakeholders.
 
You will design, implement and evaluate communication, advocacy and outreach initiatives to support elimination of pediatric HIV, increase public awareness of and demand for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment services and create awareness among policy makers opinion leaders, the media, civil society organizations and the public about pediatric AIDS issues.
 
You will advocate for adoption of the eMTCT framework at various MOH level and among partners as well as for sustainability of actions towards elimination of pediatric HIV.
 
You will monitor the implementation of the policies and guidelines with a view tracking policy implementation around elimination of pediatric HIV, document and disseminate progress toward elimination of new pediatric HIV infections, and document eMTCT programme success stories and share these with partners at the local and national levels through various mediums

To be successful in this role
  • You will be a holder of bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as humanities or social sciences with 4 years’ experience in communication, outreach and advocacy programs.
  • You will have experience in public health policy and technical activities at the district and community levels.
  • Experience in working with government, opinion leaders and civil society in addition to managing people driven processes and advocacy cycle will be added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills are a requirement.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application attaching current resume’ to: kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org .
 
The closing date is 14 September, 2012
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Parliamentary Strengthening Project (PSP) - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya


 The Parliamentary Strengthening Project (PSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), and implemented by the State University of New York’s Centre for International Development (SUNY/CID), seeks qualified candidates for the position below. 
The Project works in partnership with the National Assembly to support Parliament’s various institutional development activities. 
The successful applicant, to be based in the Nairobi SUNY Kenya office, will be hired as a contract employee by the United States International University (USIU) and will report to the SUNY Kenya Country Director/Chief of Party (COP).
 
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
 
Description of the Position
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will support PSP efforts to develop effective programming and to monitor and report on progress to desired outcomes from the project’s efforts under the guidance and direction of the Chief of Party.
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
In collaboration with PSP staff, MPs, Parliamentary and ministerial staff, other international partners, and civil society leaders, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will:
  • Oversee the design, data collection, and analysis of survey research, PMP data and baseline studies of MP, CSO and citizen perceptions of the Kenya Parliament, its role in making of national policy, budgeting and law making, and the constructive involvement of civil society organizations through small grants in this process.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing documents, success stories and support the PSP program officers in presenting study recommendations to Members of Parliament, parliamentary and ministerial staff, CSOs leaders, USAID officials, and other international development partners.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual PMP Results for USAID and DFID that measure and analyze the project’s progress in achieving targeted output, outcomes, objectives and overall goal established in the PMP.
  • Regularly appraise the COP on any developments in regard to project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning (MERL)that the PSP needs to be aware of or to improve.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in a field relevant to the area of expertise. Experience in legislative development will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant M&E experience and reporting for a public or international organization.
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work and communicate well within a team and withsenior experts, government and legislative officials.
To Apply
 
Prepare a one-page cover letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position you are interested in and append a brief CV. 
Forward this by email to suny@sunykenya.org addressed to 
The Country Director, 
Parliamentary Strengthening Project, 
SUNY Kenya. 
Applications will be accepted until September14, 2012.
Short-listed candidates will then be notified. 
Only those who qualify for this high level position should apply. 
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Islamic Relief Security Coordinator Job in Kenya


 Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

IR-Kenya program seeks to recruit the following position:
Security Coordinator
 
Duty Station: 30% Nairobi and 70% Field (Wajir, Mandera and Dadaab)
Under the supervision and direction of the Country Director, the Security Coordinator will effectively implement all appropriate risk management strategies, related to the safety and security, and the protection of assets in Country. 
Specifically, he/she will be responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of all security operations in support of staff and programme activities.
Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all functions mentioned below are carried out in an efficient and effective manner whilst providing maximum security support to field operations;
  • Manage and coordinate security operations ensuring that security procedures are implemented and followed as per the Country Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Coordinate all emergency/crisis management assets providing a timely and coherent response to incidents as they arise;
  • Provide additional operational support and guidance to the field security teams as required;
  • Liaise with and report to the Country Director to ensure that all relevant security information is disseminated in a timely manner to the appropriate offices, their staff and other stakeholders as required;
  • Task and guide field security teams and personnel to conduct security assessments and threat analysis as required, and where necessary provide feedback on proposed mitigation strategies for Area and Districts threats;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of project related security strategies, security policies/standards and establish a concrete course of action for their implementation and review;
  • Liaise with the Operations Department to ensure that training procedures and policies are implemented within the project to an acceptable standard;
  • Liaise with other agencies Security focal persons; Govt, UN, INGO’s, Local CBO’s and other stakeholders
Qualifications/Experience/Skills:
  • At least 7 (seven) years of progressively responsible experience in security operations and information management in a police or military environment;
  • Past experience with INGO’s
  • Strong technical competencies in safety management and experience with the NGO security management framework
  • Experience in participatory training in safety related subjects
  • Familiarity with humanitarian operations, backed up by relevant experience in complex emergencies (ideally in a range of locations)
Core competencies:
  • An ability to exercise sound and strong management skills in times of crisis and emergencies.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A high sense of discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in security operation and information management skills.
  • High standard of computer literacy and an excellent knowledge of security information related liaison and analysis.
Qualified candidates to send their applications and CV to: Human Resources Coordinator
Islamic Relief Kenya Programme, 
P. O. Box 417 – 00202 
KHN Nairobi. 
Email: info@islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr@gmail.com. 
To reach us not later than Friday 7th September, 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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