Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Finken Holdings Limited Accountant - Accounts Receivable Job in Kenya

Finken Holdings Limited is a leading supplier of food and dairy ingredients as well as dairy processing equipments. 

Our major clients are processors in the food and dairy industry.
At Finken, we do not only sell but create a long lasting relationship with our clients. 
We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Accountant - Accounts Receivable. 
Key Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Coordinator, the Accountant- Accounts Receivable will be in charge of maximizing revenue collection for the company while maintaining good customer relations.

Among other duties, he/she will be responsible for: 
  • Management of accounts receivables; 
  • Preparation and Review of the company’s credit policy; 
  • Studying new customer information and determining credit worthiness of the customers; 
  • Managing the arrear accounts; 
  • Providing settlement proposals in the event of breach of payment agreement; 
  • Providing the management with weekly cash flow forecasting; 
  • Providing debt information to both the debtors and the organization;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience 
The desired candidate must have: 
  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Business with a bias in Accounting; 
  • Additional professional qualification in the relevant field will be of added advantage; 
  • A minimum of a C+ in K.C.S.E; 
  • Proven experience of at least 6 months in debt collection;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and people skills; 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, with high levels of integrity;
Applications including an updated resume indicating names of 3 referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to reach the undersigned not later than 6th August, 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
The Human Resource Manager, 
via Email address: hr@finken.co.ke 
Finken Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Website Designer Job in Kenya

Backtude Limited is looking for a web designer to redesign its websites www.backtude.com and www.ombiro.com. 

The specifications will be given to the successful applicant. 

The total cost for the two websites should not exceed Ksh. 10000. 

The platform of choice is Wordpress and PHP but the bidder is free to select any other that is light weight.

Please send your quotations (price and modules to be developed) and links of at least 4 websites that you have done before.

All applications be sent to info@backtude.com

Marie Stopes Tanzania - Finance Director Job in Tanzania

Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST) is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning, reproductive and sexual healthcare and allied services. 

MST’s goal is to meet the needs of the underserved and dramatically improve access to and use of family planning and other reproductive health services. 

MST is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership (MSI), which operates in over 43 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our highly motivated team in the following role
Finance Director 
The Director of Finance (FD) is responsible for ensuring that MST has a strong, efficient, and transparent financial management system.

S/he provides leadership and guidance to the MST finance team. 

As member of the Executive management, the Finance Director participates in setting both short term
and long term strategies and development plans for MST. 

On an everyday basis the FD is advisor to the Country Director and other ET members on financial and business strategies. 

The job involves travelling within Tanzania, and internationally.
Key Responsibilities
Financial Management and Reporting
  • Ensure MST has solid accounts and budgetary business plans, with strong internal controls and reviews.
A more detailed description of the job can be obtained by contacting Peter Alimwike
  • A professional qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) or equivalent
  • A Bachelor of Accountancy degree or equivalent
Skills/ Knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of financial management systems and reporting.
  • Ability to perform under pressure handles heavy workloads; and meet stringent reporting deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker, excellent analytical skills.
Mode of Application
If you feel that you are able to meet the requirements and you are motivated enough to be part of the team, please send your applications including a cover letter detailing your suitability and why you are interested in this post to the address below
Director of Human Resources and Administration
Marie Stopes Tanzania
P.O. Box 7072, Dar Es Salaam.
Telephone: +255 22 277 4991
E-mail: jobs@mst.or.tz
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

The role will attract a local package.
Closing date: All applications should reach the addressee before 31st July, 2013.

Freelance Academic Writing Jobs in Kenya

We are freelance writing company. 

Due to increased customer demands, our company has embarked on a major recruitment drive of professional writers.

We are currently inviting applications from experienced professional writers –both technical and academic- who are willing to work from the comfort of their home and start-off immediately.

Academic writing entails researching on various topics and then writing an academic paper (see below) in your own understanding. 

The academic paper must be original i.e. Plagiarism-free and as per instructions provided.

Academic papers are for instance Term Papers, Coursework, Research Papers, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Essays, Dissertations and Thesis.

Qualification Criteria

We are currently looking for highly qualified professional writers who:

  • Can write well in English;
  • Love research and writing;
  • Can express ideas logically;
  • Can structure information;
  • Have a reliable internet connection 24/7;
  • Have a working phone number;
  • Are committed to meeting deadlines all the time;
  • Have deep understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it;
  • Have ability to write research papers in the following fields; Computer Science, IT Management, Technology, Engineering, Business, Management, Ethics, Marketing and E-commerce;
  • Have deeper understanding of the common academic referencing styles, i.e., APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver, Oxford, Chicago/Turabian and IEEE;
  • Should be flexible and ready to work for long hours and at odd times of the day;
  • Have ability to revise retuned papers under tight deadlines without giving unreasonable excuses; 
NB: This is a fulltime position. If seeking part-time position, please do not apply.

Plagiarism Policy

We enforce zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. Any writer, who plagiarizes his/her academic papers, is dismissed immediately upon proof, plagiarism report, that he/she actually plagiarized. Plagiarism reports are generated using anti-plagiarism software such as Turnitin. 

Payment Policy

Payments are done after every 15 days on 1st and 15th day of each month. 

For instance, all orders worked on between 1st and 15th July 2013, will be paid on 1st August 2013. 

All orders being worked on since 16th July 2013 up to 31st July 2013 will be paid on 15th August 2013.

Application Process

If you feel the above criteria applies to you and you are in agreement with the requirements, please proceed to sending your current CV and at least two samples in the aforementioned fields of study to writing@currentessay.com

All applications will be reviewed by our staff and approved on a case-by-case basis. 

We will gladly accept applications from qualified and responsible writing professionals, and if you are the one, you will quickly become a part of our team. 

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Housekeeper Job in Kenya

Job Title: Housekeeper    

Job Code: HS/RSI/130708
Number of Positions Open: 1    

Location: Rusinga Island, Kenya    

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Our client offers a place of infinite beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body; they provide a welcome break before, during or after a rigorous and exciting East African safari. 

Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, their manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria's edge.

Their renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The housekeeper handles various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations such as WASH, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Public Health, NEMA, County by-laws on housekeeping and public health and Lodge standards.
  • Ensures working within the infection control guidelines
  • Ensures instructions on use of germicidal solutions to clean.
  • Ensures safety precautions in all housekeeping services.
  • Helps in the morning wake-up call
  • Operating the various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc.
  • Maintains the facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings.
  • Disposes off the trash, waste, and other disposable materials removed from the rooms.
  • Develops a work plan (schedule) for all the tasks.
  • Mopping of all floors in all residents’ rooms on a daily basis.
  • Cleans washbasins, mirrors, commodes, tubs, and showers daily.
  • Checks all vacant rooms daily to keep them fresh; aerated, ventilated and freshened;
  • Cleans all air vents.
  • Reports any needed repairs immediately to maintenance supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.).
  • Trains subordinate on core housekeeping duties and the use of germicidal solution
  • He Sluices linen where necessary, hand washing of resident’s clothing as required.
  • He irons and presses clothing and linen as necessary.
  • He sorts and folds residents’ clothing ready for repair and putting away.
  • The housekeeper sorts washing, loads and unloads machines taking care to use correct temperatures depending on types of fabric
  • He trains subordinate on core housekeeping duties and the use of germicidal solution.
  • He washes all rooms  as scheduled
  • Room check list;
  • Room / Linen inventory
Skills and Certification:
  • Bachelor’s in Hospitality or tourism
  • Be confident and self-motivated
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the business
  • Be able to work unsupervised in a busy environment
  • Be able to prioritize duties
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be trustworthy and respectful
  • Be immaculately dressed
  • Maintain excellent time-keeping and attendance
  • Be professional at all times
  • Always be a good team player
  • Build and maintain good relationships with all team members
  • Be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload
  • Be able to communicate well with people of all levels   

Minimum of 3 years in a hospitality industry  

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Housekeeper

Project Manager Job

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is looking for:
Project Manager
Based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Organisation’s profile
SNV is an international not for profit development organisation, funded from public and private sources, working in 38 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

SNV specializes in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors by developing local capacities, improve performance and services, strengthen governance systems, help create access for excluded groups and make markets work for the poor.
Our global team of advisors uses their specialist sector and change expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH to facilitate sustainable change in the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty.
Project Summary
The project focuses on creating Youth Opportunities in Agribusiness and Sustainable energy in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania and is funded by the MasterCard Foundation. 

It aims to sustainably increase youth employment and income by skills and capacity development and subsequently link these youth to market opportunities for employment and enterprise development in growth sectors that have concrete potential for employment creation.
Overall outreach of the project is 20,500 disadvantaged rural young people. 

The project aims to achieve access to direct employment and business opportunities in agriculture and renewable energy sectors. 

In the Agriculture sector, the objective is to create employment opportunities and improved incomes with a potential benefit to 66,000 people in their households and extended families in Mozambique and Tanzania. Part of these youth will be employed in 230 new youth-led agri-businesses such as in processing, input retail etc.
Whereas in the Renewable Energy sector, the project will directly benefit youth in Rwanda and Tanzania, who will gain employment in existing biogas and other renewable energy enterprises and in 170 new youth led renewable energy enterprises (biogas appliances and construction, production of improved cooking stoves, solar retail). 

Improved youth income will have a potential benefit for 39,000 people in their households and extended families.
Overview of the Position
The Project Manager will provide leadership and manage the implementation of all project components and ensure that all proposed objectives and targets are achieved. 

S/he will manage physical, financial and HR resources dedicated to the project; oversee performance management; report to the funder (MasterCard Foundation) and maintain effective relations and coordination with all project stakeholders.

The incumbent is functionally answerable to the Country Director of Tanzania and works in close collaboration with the Country Directors of Rwanda and Mozambique. 

The position requires frequent travel between the three project countries.

Key responsibilities:
  • Guide the project set-up in the three countries, including engagement with local stakeholders and subcontractors; develop work plans and budgets;
  • Overall project management: effectively manage all human, physical and financial resources allocated to the project across the three countries;
  • Ensure synergy with SNV’s agriculture and renewable energy programmes in the three countries by providing strategic guidance to guarantee a balance between contextual opportunities and overall coherence of the project approach;
  • Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure that all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, and develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks plus take corrective actions to fix any deviation from work plans;
  • Report to and manage relations with the funder (MasterCard Foundation);
  • Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication & branding – in close collaboration with the donor.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline e.g. agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness and business administration;
  • Proven track record with over 10 years of experience in management of projects in development organizations;
  • Proven experience in the following areas:
  1. (action) research for innovative development solutions
  2. youth skills development
  3. inclusive business/market models
  4. multiple stakeholder facilitation, public – private partnerships;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing capacity building programs with preferably a background in training;
  • A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches that appeal to rural youth in the three countries;
  • Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energize project teams operating in three countries;
  • Excellent social / networking skills in Sub Saharan African contexts, ability to engage with government, private sector and civil society;
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills and experience of working in a matrix organization;
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, reporting and presentation skills;
  • Available for frequent travel in all three countries.
Languages: Proficient in English. Fluency or working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage
Contract Information
Monthly Salary: minimum of €4,002 and maximum of €5,716: excluding attractive secondary benefits and allowances
Starting date: August, 2013
Contract type: International
Length of contract: Five (5) years
How to apply
Please send your application letter and CV to KCountryOffice@snvworld.org by 31 July, 2013.

For more information, please refer to our website:www.snvworld.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

British Institute in Eastern Africa - Director Job in Kenya

The British Institute in Eastern Africa applications are invited for the post of Director based in Nairobi, with effect from 1st October 2014
The British Institute in Eastern Africa, sponsored by the British Academy, has its headquarters in Kenya. 

The Institute exists to promote research within the wider region of eastern Africa and has a strong tradition of innovative scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

The Director will be an established mid-career academic researcher active in any field of the humanities or social sciences, preferably with a particular interest in eastern Africa, with a track record of internationally excellent publications and experience in securing research funding.

The Director will also be the Institute’s Chief Executive Officer and so proven administrative experience is essential.
Please download more information on www.biea.ac.uk
If you have any specific enquiries, please contact: London Secretary, British Institute in Eastern Africa, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom, email: biea@britac.ac.uk
Closing date for applications: 6 September 2013 [6.00 pm UK time]

IT Support Technician Job in Kenya

PayGate EA is an international payment gateway that facilitates uptime, secure online cards payments. 

Your customers are able to pay for your goods and services with their debit and/or credit cards 24/7 at the comfort of their offices and homes.

IT Support Technician 

Reporting to the IT manager

To be responsible and accountable for all aspects of organizational IT provisioning, to support the organization in all aspects of IT including implementing and maintaining office IT network (server, PC, laptops etc.), maintenance of the telecommunications network, maintenance and support of computer hardware and software, web and other IT related matters.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide client support and technical issue resolution via E-Mail, phone and other electronic medium.
  • Configure software to connect to Internet application servers.
  • Provide training to clients in the use of system and applications.
  • Obtain general understanding of OS and application operations related to company offered services.
  • Identify and correct or advise, on operational issues in client computer systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all product-specific technical systems problems.
  • Verify proper installation and configuration of the system.
  • Development and management of the company website and undertaking all aspects of the site management including content uploading/editing, day-to-day site maintenance and managing 3rd party content
  • Designing web content including banners, buttons, pages and mini-sites within the site
  • Attending to any other task assigned by the Directors /COO/ CEO
  • Excellent Linux server management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of office suites of software (Microsoft, Open Office)
  • Excellent database knowledge and management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of web-based content management systems,
  • Web design skills, including HTML, PHP, MySQL
  • Good team working skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good ability to perform accurate hardware/software troubleshooting
  • Basic knowledge of web applications and Telephone systems
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of a degree/diploma in Information Technology
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as an IT Support Technician
  • Have a good working knowledge of the local e- commerce industry
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Fluent in the English language
Interested candidates should send applications and C.Vs to jobs@paygate-ea.com not later than 27th July 2013, and considerations will be made on a first come first serve basis.

Note: Competitive salary package with will be offered, while those with programming experience (PHP/MYSQL) will have an added advantage.

Caritas Unit Software Advisor Job in Kenya


Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct). Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

They operate a joint Liaison Office in Nairobi, have Country Offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa) and
South Sudan (Torit) and a Representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg is currently seeking to recruit a WASH Unit Software Advisor to complement the Regional WASH Unit. 

The WASH Unit provides technical assistance, training and advice to WASH projects in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Position: WASH Unit Software Advisor
Reporting to: WASH Unit Coordinator
Duration: 1 year (with possible extension)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel within Kenya and to South Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia
Key tasks & responsibilities
Development of WASH related skills, knowledge, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Build up and maintain relevant internal and external WASH documentation and WASH products (e.g. reports, toolkits, manuals, factsheets etc.) in Caritas’ resource centre and organise knowledge management and experience sharing activities and events;
  • Assist the development and dissemination of tools and training programmes, in particular on hygiene and sanitation promotion, and community mobilisation; and
  • Development of WASH factsheets and guidelines to set standards for Caritas WASH projects (for example on organising CHAST trainings and tool kits, hygiene campaigns, community management of water supplies, etc.);
  • Assist in the development of a regional WASH strategy.
Provision of technical assistance to Caritas staff and Caritas partners in the region
  • Provide technical assistance in relevant WASH themes (e.g. sanitation, hygiene promotion, community management);
  • Training of Caritas staff as well as key staff of partners on WASH related methods, tools and guidelines and provide guidance and technical support as required (e.g. CHAST, PHAST, CLTS, KAP surveys);
  • Support Caritas staff as well as key staff of partners in WASH proposal development, KAP and baseline surveys, report writing and PM&E, and provide guidance and technical support as required;
  • Facilitate contacts between training institutions /consultants and local partners for further training and assistance; and
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with key partners including Caritas Kenya, Catholic Dioceses, Caritas Internationalis Member Organisations, local and international NGOs, CBOs and local authorities
Monitoring of Caritas Switzerland WASH projects in the region in collaboration with country WASH teams
  • Visit Caritas projects and partners periodically to monitor achievement of indicators and quality of implementation and provide internal feedback;
  • Produce travel reports and summaries of discussions where appropriate;
  • Assist in preparation and participate in evaluations of Caritas WASH projects;
  • Coordinate WASH PM&E activities in the region and periodically facilitate regional meetings on PM&E in order to share information and lessons learned and identify best practices; and
  • Periodically review and upgrade the WASH PM&E system in consultation with regional M&E staff
Represent Caritas Switzerland at meetings and liaise with partners and donor agencies in the region
  • Support the WASH Unit Coordinator in representing Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg and actively participating in coordination meetings organised by local partners, network or um-brella organisations or donor agencies and guaranteeing information flow back to the rele-vant countries and/or Head Office
Provide general backstopping support to the programmes in the region as required;
  • Assist in the elaboration WASH strategy for engagement in each country in the region and periodically review the strategic document;
  • Assist in the development of concept notes and project proposals together with the Head Office in Switzerland and the WASH Country Teams in line with Caritas strategies and back donor requirements; and
  • Assist in identification of and pursue regional funding opportunities 
Essential requirements & qualifications
  • Advanced University degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, social sciences, environmental sciences or another field relevant to international WASH related development assistance);
  • At least five years professional work experience with a non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience preferably in Somaliland, South Sudan and/or Ethiopia;
  • Proven track record in training, capacity building, PM&E, and PRA methodologies;
  • Strong analytical capacity – working and thinking on an academic level;
  • Outstanding communication and advisory skills (e.g. experience with (technical) advisory services; facilitating meetings, workshops and training for varied audiences);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work in multi-cultural envi-ronment and sensitivity to cultural values; and
  • Knowledge of the Caritas network and the structures and relief and development activities of the Catholic Church is an added advantage. 
 Contract start: September 1st, 2013 

If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position. 

Send your application letter explaining your motivation by latest July 28th to jobs.nairobi@caritas.ch indicating ‘WASH Unit Software Advisor’ on the subject line.

Please also provide a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Project Coordinator - DFID Cash Transfers

Kenya Country Office
Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality

Location: Garissa
Grade: TBC

Post Type: National 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, the direct and indirect costs related to education continue to pose a barrier to children accessing a quality education, especially in poor, hard-to-reach areas of the North Eastern Province (NEP). 

To tackle this fundamental demand side barrier, Save the Children with funding from DFID, proposes to distribute 12 months of regular cash transfers to 3000 poor households with children of school-going age in Garissa County, NEP. 

The immediate programmatic objective of the cash transfers is to reduce financial barriers to accessing primary education, thereby contributing to increased enrolment and retention among targeted children in Garissa. 

A second but equally important objective is to generate evidence on the relative impact of different types of cash transfers on enrolment and retention, and to specifically analyse the impacts on girls’ educational access. 
Role Purpose:
The DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the DFID funded project activities in Garissa. 

The DFID Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be 
  1. field officers, and administration personnel; 
  2. ensure accountability to key stakeholders; and with support from the overall Education Programme Manager: 
  3. coordinate all project components to achieve results on time according to approved annual detailed implementation plans ensuring delivery of project activities in a smooth, coordinated manner; 
  4. manage all project costs following approved budgets and in compliance with all relevant agreements and policies; 
  5. work closely with all stakeholders GoK, DFID, and UNICEF; 
  6. monitor and evaluate project activities to ensure cash transfer mechanism are in place and operating efficiently, community accountability committees are established and meeting regularly, grievance mechanisms are in place and utilized properly, research activities are being implement effectively and according to the work plan; and 
  7. collecting and disseminating learning’s from this initiative by appropriate methods. 
This position will be line managed by the Education Programme Manager but receive technical support from both the in country Education Advisor and guidance from regional and SCUK Advisors.
Scope of Role: 

Reports to:  Education Programme Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a logistics hub in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  Project Officers

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Travel frequently to all implementation sites to liaise with staff, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Provide guidance and technical support, to implementation staff and partners;
  • Work as part of a team to ensure quality programming
  • Support and guide interventions to ensure quality, timely programme delivery
  • Manage financial aspects of the program including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.  
  • Coordinate with the Country Office Finance Director and field grants officer to review financial performance analysis, ensure timely resolution of financial discrepancies and support preparation of financial projections as needed. 
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements and relevant country legislature requirements
  • Support in developing preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines, ensure accurate data collection on performance indicators and support in the preparation of reports on achievements and results according to agreed timelines
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education stakeholders to ensure effectiveness of programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including DFID, UNICEF, MOE and HSNP and partners including Safaricom and the University of Nairobi
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in education or research methods. Advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Team management experience and experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
  • Experience with budget management
  • Self-starter; able to act on initiative and work well as part of a team, builds strong collaboration with partners and other project staff
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including Ministry of Education District level officials and project beneficiaries
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy. 
  • Motivates others while identifying with mission of Save the Children
  • Experience managing cash transfer programs
  • Knowledge and experience with research and monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Ability to understand and communicate in the Somali language
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.  Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Child Safeguarding Policy.
The application process is now open and will close on 9th August 2013 at 5.00 p.m. 

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the position title on the subject line.

Production Technician

Production Technician 

Salary Ksh 20,000- 30,000
Our client is an established manufacturer of a wide range of products made out of steel, wood, aluminium and plastic. 

They are seeking a Production Technician to join their team. 

The main purpose of this job is to increase the organizations business through operating various items of machinery, learning several processes and use various types of hand and power tools in the layout, fabricating and assembling plastic and metal parts that comprise our products in accordance with production drawings and documents.
Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products.
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Provides advice and feedback on corrective actions
  • Performs routine equipment maintenance as required
  • Provides general support to the manufacturing team
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Follow all safety guidelines and report unsafe conditions to supervisor
Required Qualifications
  • At least 2 years in a similar position
  • A minimum of a Diploma in manufacturing or production engineering
  • Knowledge of OSH Act of 2007 will be a distinct advantage
  • Good understanding of manufacturing plants
  • Knowledge in dealing with plastics will be a plus
  • Understand the dynamics of production processes
  • Understanding of the manufacturing industry is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Ability & readiness to work long hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organising skills including a thorough and methodical approach and ability to prioritise
  • Results orientation
  • Self reliant
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to achieve results through others
  • Flexibility/Responsiveness
  • Ability to work well with others
If you are up to the challenge send your CV only and current salary to, vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Production Technician Salary Ksh 20,000- 30,000) on the subject line by 29th July 2013.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sales Manager Job in Kenya

Position: Sales Manager
Industry: Records Management
Location: Nairobi

Our client, a leading records and information management solutions provider  in Middle East and Africa dealing with a broad range of record management activities which includes physical records management, electronic records management, document consultancy, secure and certified document shredding, off data protection, media or tape vaulting and rotation etc seeks to recruit a Sales Manager. 

We are particularly looking for a candidate who has vast experience in sales and marketing preferably from a records management industry as well as corporate background. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Setting clear achievable targets, objectives and developing practical plans to achieve those targets
  • Visiting existing customers to maintain business and acquire new customers and business opportunities as well as building relationship with new clients
  • Managing available resources efficiently to meet the goals within the set time frame
  • Managing and monitoring customers to ensure they are sustained by providing continuous contribution to production
  • Preparing regular reports on the performance of the team and identifying plans of action
  • Following up with the credit controller to drive customers to pay on time as contracted and as per credit policies 
  • Forecasting sales targets and ensuring they are met by the sales team 
  • Tracking and recording activities on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets
  • Presenting and consulting with senior level management on business trends with a view of developing new products, services and distribution channels
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma/ Degree in Sales and Marketing or Business related field
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years experience in corporate sales and record management
  • Proven ability to achieve sales targets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Persuasion and negotiating skills
  • High level of integrity
To apply, send your CV only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Monday 5th August 2013. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Development Specialists for WASH Sector Jobs in Kenya

Development Specialists for WASH Sector – Kenya

Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified WASH Sector Development Specialists for an upcoming project in Kenya. 

This project will support the upcoming USAID Water Strategy.  

Seeking specialists in the following areas:

Market Based WASH Specialist                

Environmental Specialist                       

Sanitation & CLTS Specialist                         

Water Resource Management Specialist       

Local Governance Specialist                        

Civil Society & Community Specialist
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in developing countries
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: rural water supply, rural sanitation, CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, information systems, monitoring & evaluation, WASH Sector policy and governance, knowledge management and communications.
  • Experience with institutional arrangements, institutional strengthening and capacity building in the water sector
  • Prior experience in Africa (Kenya preferred); experience in post-conflict countries is a plus
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Must be an excellent communicator, self-starter, and energetic
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech ARD’s ad posted.

Apply on-line at: 


Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. 

We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. 

We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. 

Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.



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