Friday, 29 March 2013

Kenya Institute of Management Marketing Executive and Accountant Job Vacancies

The Kenya Institute of Management – a leading not-for-profit membership - based management, capacity building and business development organization that is in the fore front of driving business excellence and competitiveness in organizations is pleased to announce the following vacancies for self-starters to join our vibrant organization.

Job Title: Marketing Executive
 
Job Ref: HR/KIMME/OO513
 
Purpose of the Job
 
Reporting to the Team Leader Sales, the successful candidate will be responsible for generating revenue relating to advertising sales for the Management Magazine to ensure the sustainability of the unit.
 
Job Profile
  • Achieve and/or exceed set monthly targets arising from advertising sales
  • Increase advertising client portfolio to achieve and/or exceed set targets.
  • Collect payments from clients and ensuring a debt free client list
  • Develop contractual advertising relationships with clients
  • Maintain effective customer service
  • Develop sales proposals and presentations
  • Provide weekly and monthly progress reports
  • Develop and maintain a database of key marketing managers and agency contacts
  • Collect feedback from clients and other contacts and in liaison with your supervisor formulate an appropriate feedback system
Person Profile
 
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • Degree/Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience
  • Proficient in the use of ICT
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of self-motivation, ambitious and focused
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly developed analytical skills
Job Title: Accountant
 
Job Ref: HR/KIMA/OO613
 
Purpose of the Job
 
Reporting to the Management Accountant, the job holder will be responsible for handling bank
reconciliations, fixed asset management and creditors management.
 
Job Profile
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Fixed assets management
  • Creditors management
  • Periodic reporting on the status of accounts
  • Enters, updates, and/or retrieves accounting data from automated systems.
  • Posts financial data to appropriate accounts in an automated accounting system, according to instructions.
Person Profile
 
Knowledge, skills and experience required;
  • Business related degree from a reputable Institution
  • CPA (K) Finalist
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a busy accounting environment
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, Accounting packages and ERP
  • Excellent report writing skills
How to Apply
 
If you meet the above requirement and qualifications and are interested in an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment that embraces mutual respect and support then we would like to hear from you. 
Kindly forward your application accompanied by a detailed resume, email address, day time telephone contact, name and address of three referees. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
 
The Head, Human Capital
Kenya Institute of Management
P.O Box 43706 – 00100
Nairobi
 
or hr@kim.ac.ke
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
KIM is an equal opportunity employer.

East Africa Region Marketing Development Executive Job Re-advertisement

Re-advertisement: Marketing Development Executive – East Africa Region
Availability: Immediately

Salary: £800-£1,000 per month depending upon experience.

Main Purpose of the Role

The main purpose of the job is to provide effective Sales and Marketing support to units within the region which include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique. 
The successful candidate shall implement Marketing actions within the region in liaison with both Vimto international and the local Vimto licensee.

Main responsibilities
  • Create, foster and develop relationships with both the local licensee and other partners including distributors and wholesalers within the region.
  • Define and execute brand strategies that support and contribute to growth in both the short term and long term
  • Provide feedback to Vimto international on monthly sales and performance figures, stock levels and product availability.
  • Analyse the results of marketing actions and initiate changes that may be required to improve sales performance.
  • Develop and maintain a range of external contacts that can result in  improved product performance
  • Develop and communicate an understanding of consumers to generate new insights that can inform strategy
  • Monitor and report on local trends to fuel future innovation and make informed forecasts; Evaluate and communicate budgetary implications of these forecasts
Skills & Knowledge
  • University level education Marketing, Communication or business related field. Postgraduate qualification would be an advantage. Professional Marketing/ Communication accreditation is preferred
  • Successful and proven experience in Sales and Marketing of beverages/ FMCGpreferably with regional exposure.
  • Knowledge of Market data analysis, finance (P&L, sales forecasts), local wholesale and retail dynamics,  and Targeted/ channel communication
  • Commercial relationships and team building skills with the ability to work both as part of a team and on individual assignments
  • Proven innovation,  resourcefulness and self-motivation
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Swahili and English
  • Computer and office tools literacy is required
  • Holder of CIM (must)
Practicalities
  • Resident/ willing to reside in Nairobi with frequent and extended trips within the region. A travel schedule will be agreed quarterly with Vimto International.
  • Valid Passport and Driving Licence
  • Written report to be emailed and expenses (receipts/justifications) sent after every trip.
If qualified send CV only to jobs@jantakenya.com by 29th March, 2013, indicating the title ‘Marketing Development Executive ‘n the subject line. 
DO NOT attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database

Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

Sales Executives

Our client needs to urgently fill the above position.
 
Department: Sales and Marketing
 
Location: Field
 
Purpose of the job: 
  • Establishing markets for products that we deal in and
  • Keep constant touch with customers.
1. Identify and create a market for our existing products
 
2. Polish existing relationships and build relations with new customers
 
3. Effective and efficient communication with clients

Primary Responsibilities
  • Getting markets for the products assigned and other potential products that could be marketed.
  • Liaising with administration department on new tenders/opportunities for entry in SAP
  • Following up with competitor activities
  • Reporting to management on potential leads
  • Customer feedback on contracts, any new assignments
  • Liaising with Supply Chain on contract updates
  • Give management review on other products going to existing markets
Skills/ experience required
  • Diploma in sales or diploma in business related field
  • Presentable orientation skills
  • Good Communications skills
  • Minimum 2 years experience in marketing field
KPI’s:
  • Meeting sales targets
  • Introducing new customers/ products to our portfolio
  • Customer relationship management
  • On time correct reporting
If you meet the above minimum requirements, kindly email your cv (INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT & EXPECTED SALARY) to;

Recruiting Consultant,
Frank Management Consult Limited,
Nyaku House, 1st Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road,
P.O Box5351-00200,
 
Emails: wbeth@frank-mgt.com and cc to frankmconsult@yahoo.com

Mazars Tax Assistant Job in Kenya

Mazars in Kenya with an expansion in the region of East, Central and the Horn of Africa and Sudan believes in recruiting and retaining sound professional staff and providing them with opportunities for growth in a stimulating and enabling work environment. 
To strengthen our team, we seek to recruit a highly motivated Tax Assistant to compliment the current tax team.
 
Tax Assistant
 
He/she will work closely with the Assistant Tax Manager and other staff in the department to serve individual and corporate clients in the following areas: Personal Tax, Corporate Tax including VAT, Customs, and other tax classes. 
The firm has a solid and growing range of not-for-profit organizations and a growing cross border tax assignments.
 
Applicants must possess the following Qualifications:
  • At least have a Bachelors Degree in a relevant field.
  • At least CPA Part II
  • Have a minimum of one year working experience in a Tax Department of a reputable Audit or Accounting firm or Tax Agency;
  • Should be below 30 years;
  • Have good understanding of the Kenya Revenue Acts to be able to advise clients on current law and future changes;
  • Have ability to correspond with clients on issues raised;
  • Be able to carry out VAT Refund Audits;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of personal tax returns and computation of income tax for clients;
  • Be able to assist clients to meet compliance deadlines;
  • Be computer literate with hands on skills in applications including PowerPoint Presentation;
  • Pleasant personality and ability to empathize with clients;
  • A generous pay package and benefits is on offer including upwards mobility within our strategic plan, now being implemented.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send an application letter, your CV indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, copies of relevant certificates and testimonial(s) and also include your daytime contact, mobile number to contact@mazars.co.ke so as to reach us on or before 5 April 2013. 
Please indicate your current and expected salary.
 
HR & Admin Asst Manager
Mazars CPA(K)
The GreenHouse, 3rd Floor (Suite 8), Ngong Road
Next to Adams Arcade
P.O. Box 61120-00200
Nairobi (K).
 

Unga Holdings Limited Talent Development Manager and Human Resource Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Unga Holdings Limited wishes to recruit individuals to fill the following positions.
 
Talent Development Manager
 
Manage and develop a learning and development framework that reflects organisational, regulatory, job and individual needs
 
Ensure identification and implementation of career paths, succession planning and related development
 
Drive Organisational design & development to meet company needs
 
Coordinate Performance Management & employee recognition & retention programs
 
Develop and manage a system for evaluating and monitoring learning and development.
 
Develop and manage a learning and assessment centre to inculcate a ‘learning organisation’ culture.
 
Handle designated HR core roles in the organisation
 
Human Resource Assistant
  • Maintain good industrial relations in the plant/site by ensuring correct and consistent application of company policy, rules and regulations in liaison with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Provide timely and accurate advice to line managers/supervisors, staff and union officials on the interpretation and implementation of Kenyan labour laws, HR policies and practises and on the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  •  Implement welfare and related employees matters including leave, staff medical, NHIF, NSSF, Uniforms, Workmen’s compensation etc.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance records to support payment of overtime and wages with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in force as well as processing the monthly overtime for the unionized staff
Candidates meeting the above requirements should forward their application with current CVs, copies of relevant certificates, present and expected salary to the undersigned:-
 
The Group Human Resource Manager
Unga Holdings Limited
P. O. Box 30386, 00100. Nairobi
Ngano House, 5th Floor
Commercial Street
Nairobi
 
Closing date for submission of applications is 12th April 2013.

CABI Publishing Outreach Internship in Nairobi Kenya

Internship: Publishing Outreach
 
CABI, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who guide the activities undertaken. 
These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. 
Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.
 
CABI publishes CAB Abstracts, the world-leading bibliographic database covering agriculture and environment, and Global Health covering public health information. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, ebooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application.
 
Behind each product is a team of subject specialists committed to delivering the most relevant and authoritative information to researchers worldwide.

CABI is offering an exciting 6-months internship opportunity to support and promote the partnership between CABI and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). 
During the internship you will learn and become familiar with the editorial, marketing and sales processes of CAB Abstracts and CABI Compendia. You will train and support RUFORUM Member Universities to use these products in their courses and research. You will be part of the CABI regional team in Kenya, but you will be working as part of the global Publishing team based in the UK.
 
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised graduate of RUFORUM’s Masters of Science in Agricultural Information and Communication Management. You will be familiar with developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies, and have a broad understanding of the role of verified information in education and research.
 
You will be familiar with internet and electronic publishing technologies and databases used in teaching, research and policy. An ability to use multiple ICT systems and software is desirable. You must have proven ability in communication and administration, and be able to learn and apply new skills rapidly.
 
For a copy of the full Candidate Brief please go to www.cabi.org/vacancies under reference number 65/2013
 
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and full addresses of 3 referees. 
Applications should be emailed to recruitment@cabi.org
 
Please note closing date for receipt of applications by email is 24.00h GMT 10 April 2013. 
Candidates to note that interviews are planned for week beginning 15 April 2013

Newport Africa Security Advisor Job in Kenya

Newport Africa is seeking highly skilled and internationally experienced senior line managers with a background and expertise within the security sector for the position of Security Advisor in Kenya. 
The ideal candidates will have spent a minimum of 10 years serving with the military, police force or international organisations in a security role. 
The candidates must have experience working internationally with personnel and organisations at the operational level and must have a strong command of both written and spoken English.
The candidate will be comfortable presenting complex briefs and security solutions at Country, Senior Management level and must be computer literate to International Computer Driving License (ICDL) standard or equivalent. 
They should be fully conversant with writing complex reports, security plans, routine operational orders and both risk assessments and risk management plans. 
The candidate must show proven international experience in liaison and work with government agencies and administrators and will be a focal point between the client and such agencies and support. 
Competent use of satellite communications, radio networks and satellite tracking systems is highly desirable. 
Above all, the candidate must have the experience, knowledge and gravitas to develop and present security solutions to Client Senior Management and achieve success.
 
The role of the Security Advisor may also involve the management of security and logistics for international corporations operating in remote and hostile environments. 
Duties will include the assessment of security requirements for field and logistics convoys and coordination of the required local security forces. 
The Advisor will advise on day-to-day protection, not only of camps, but mobile units and operational field teams. 
The Advisor will be required to develop Security and Emergency Response plans and must be comfortable working with infrequent and often minimal direction.
 
An attractive package is offered dependant on skills, experience & qualifications.
 
If you are the safe pair of hands that we are looking for and would be interested in joining our team in this senior role please email your CV, by 5th April 2013 to hr@newportafrica.com
 
ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted.

GEMS Education Solutions Events Manager - CEI Programme Job in Nairobi Kenya

Events Manager - CEI Programme
 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Fixed Term Position to January 31st 2014
 
GEMS Education Solutions is a division of GEMS Education, an established education provider with over 50 years of experience. 
We harness the insights and expertise gained from the largest network of international schools worldwide to improve standards in public education provision globally. 
Our experienced professionals partner with governments to deliver efficient, high quality public education to meet and raise the expectations of families and communities around the world.
 
Our team comprises leading experts in education reform, curriculum development, teaching and learning practices as well as program design and evaluation. 
We focus on the specific needs of school systems in emerging as well as developed economies.
 
The Backround and Role
 
Education innovations in the non-state sector are rapidly emerging in low and middle income countries. 
While a handful of innovations capture global attention, there is very little information on the scale, scope, and impact of the numerous organisations and social enterprises that make up the non-state sector in education.
To address this information gap, the Results for Development Institute (R4D) will launch the Center for Education Innovations (CEI). CEI aims to increase access to quality education for the poor by identifying, analyzing, and connecting non-state education innovations.

GEMS Education Solutions will serve as CEIs in-country representative in East Africa, helping to raise CEI’s profile and cultivate a network of CEI stakeholders (including program implementers, policy makers, researchers, and funders).
 
The Events Manager will support a research project, designed to identify, analyze, and connect non-state education programs/innovations in East Africa.
 
The Profile of Candidate
 
You will be an experienced Events Manager and will meet the following requirements;
  • Experience of organizing networking events.
  • Experience of speaking at events and publicizing information and research.
  • Experience of developing marketing material (such as press releases, etc.)
  • Experience of using a range of social media including social networking and blogs.
  • Experience of producing good quality written material.
  • Excellent team working and a willingness to show initiative and creativity.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of liaising with different groups.
  • A sound understanding of public policy and political systems in Kenya.
  • Some experience of qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
  • A good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and other relevant software that can support research analysis.
  • An interest (and ideally experience of working) in education policy and practice.
  • A relentless and tenacious spirit and who are willing to stick with a problem until they find a solution.
The Application Process
 
If you believe you are able to meet our requirements and are attracted to this exciting challenge, please submit a CV with recent photograph, along with your formal letter of application and details of two referees to jamie.wilkes@gemseducation.com
 
Please quote ‘Events Manager 2013’ in the title of your email.
 
The deadline for applications is Friday 5th April, 2013

ICRC Head of Protocol Job in Nairobi Kenya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 
It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.
 
The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs Regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the CRC’s delegations in Africa.
 
Head of Protocol

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.
 
Job Profile:
 
The Head of Protocol forms part of the Head Office team working under the supervision of the Head of Regional Delegation. 
The incumbent will be responsible to provide advice, maintain relationships as well as to support the Delegation’s strategies on diverse issues related to the Government of Kenya, especially the MFA and multilateral bodies and international organizations. 
These duties require an in-depth knowledge of the MFA and Government as well as inter-agency affairs.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist on matters of protocol and advice on any new policy that has an impact on ICRC’s operations and relations in the frame of the Headquarters Agreement;
  • Advise and assist the Somalia Delegation with issues of Government protocol; visas, permits, airspace clearance, vehicle exemptions etc...,
  • Represent the Head of Regional Delegation (HORD) and the Delegation at various meetings including State functions and diplomatic ceremonies and other formal I informal gatherings;
  • Pursue collaboration with GAD within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement. Explore avenues of mutual interest with EAC, ACI-IPR,
  • Liaise with the relevant departments to organize meetings and workshops;
  • Remain abreast of networking events taking place and participate where relevant;
  • Manage external contacts and relationship with the following: Office of the President, MFA, Embassies, other Ministries, Senior Government officials, UN agencies and multilateral bodies:
  • Support concerned departments, Logistic Centre and Somalia Delegation in administrative matters with authorities.
Minimum requirements:
  • University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French would be added advantage;
  • Computer literate.
Other requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently.
Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, before 15th of April 2013.
Please include; Detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.
 
Please note that only short-us fed candidates will be contacted.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
 
International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation, 
Denis Pritt Road, 
P.O.Box 73226, 
Nairobi, 00200, Kenya:
 
E-mail: nai_hr@icrc.org

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Safisana Group of Companies Brand Manager Job Vacancy

The Safisana Group Limited (a Group of companies) which comprises of various subsidiary companies that have been founded to offer home improvement solutions is looking for a Brand Manager.

The Brand Manager will be involved in:
  • Researching consumer markets, monitoring market trends and identifying potential areas in which to invest, based upon consumer needs and spending habits
  • Looking at the pricing of products and analysing the potential profitability
  • Generating names for new and existing products and services, coming up with ideas for new packaging designs, including shape, size, colours, fonts and imagery
  • Overseeing the production of TV adverts, newspaper and magazine advertisements, direct mail packs, email campaigns, websites, exhibition stands, road shows and liaising with art designers, copywriters, media buyers and printers
  • Checking marketing copy
  • Supervising the sign off of marketing literature and campaigns, liaising with legal and compliance personnel, ensuring the designs and messages meet the company brand and regulatory guidelines
  • Monitoring product distribution and consumer reactions through focus groups and market research
  • Coordinating the launch programme to external customers as well as employees.
  • Represent the company at all creative meetings, including photo and film shoots.
  • Create a lasting impression among consumers and improving product sales and market share.
  • Monitor market trends and oversee advertising and marketing activities to ensure the right message is delivered for their product or service.
  • Work closely with many teams, including product developers, researchers, marketing personnel and creative agencies to make sure the company brand, values and image are followed.
  • Attend product launches, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Regularly travel to attend meetings with creative agencies.
  • Create brand guidelines and making sure that employees follow them.
  • Oversee the entire creative process for a single product, or group of products and services.
The ideal candidate should 
  • Have an instinctive feeling about future product concepts
  • Have good analytical skills
  • Be a good listener, able to respond to results and consumer research
  • Be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Be enthusiastic about our product area.
  • Have a Degree in Public relations, Marketing, Bcom or social sciences
  • At least 1 year experience
Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent strictly via e-mail to info@safisana.co.ke and should reach us not later than 15th April 2013.

Safisana Group Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against: color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, HIV/AIDS status and disability.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Impact Research and Development Organization Data Analyst Job in Kisumu Kenya

Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in Bondo, Nyando, Rongo, Migori, Nyatike, Homa Bay, Ndhiwa, Pokot North, Eldoret / Kitale, and Busia County. 
Its principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 
We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position.

Data Analyst
 
The key roles will be to collate, clean, and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data, produce reports, and help write manuscripts for publication in national and international peer reviewed journals.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have a degree in Statistics, preferably Biostatistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience analyzing complex biomedical and behavioral data involving large research studies or programs.
  • Demonstrated competency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis software a must, specifically SPSS, SAS, STATA and Atlas-ti.
  • Excellent understanding of public health issues particularly HIV/AIDS research and interventions.
Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the Undersigned not later than 29th March, 2012. 
As you send your application, kindly have the job title as the subject matter. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization, 
P. O. Box 9171,
Kisumu.

UNEP Programme Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Notice No.: GS-13-09
 
Organization: UNEP / DELC
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Functional Title: Programme Assistant
 
Grade: G-7
 
Duration: 11 Months (April 2013 to March 2014)
 
Imis No. 600312
 
Closing Date: 04/04/13

Background:
 
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. 
UNEP’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) identifies synergies and promote the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). DELC also encourages interlinkages between UNEP's programme and those of MEAs. 
This position is located in the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions at the Nairobi Duty Station.  
Under the overall guidance of the Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) and direct supervision of the Programme/MEA Liaison Officer, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Independently provide full range of programme/project management and implementation assistance at all phases of the programme/project cycle for the ACP MEAs programme/project initiatives, seeking guidance only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Researches, compiles, analyses, summarize and presents basic information/data on wide range of programmes/projects and related topics, highlighting noteworthy issues/trends for consideration by appropriate parties.
  • Reviews, appraises and revises as necessary all submissions for substantive programmes/projects ensuring compliance with guidelines and programme/project objectives, identifies problems/issues, seeks clarification from departments, assess replies and prepares a summary for the Programme Manager with suggestions for further action.
  • Supports the Programme Officer in Charge of the Project in the establishment of proper monitoring systems to meet reporting schedules.
  • Prepares newsletters on programme/project related activities, drafts inputs for a wide range of documents/reports, briefings/debriefings, correspondence etc.
  • Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of implementation activities and participates in programme/project evaluation, monitor implementation at all stages to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans. Provides secretariat services to committees, ad hoc task forces etc drafts and circulates agenda notes to members/participants, assembles background documentation, drafts minutes of the meeting, monitors follow-up actions etc.
  • Establishes internal databases, sets up files, stores and manages data and information relevant to the scope of programme/project activities.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.
Competencies:   
 
Professionalism: Knowledge in the use and application of the Organization’s financial regulations and rules as well as accounting policies and practices. Ability to extract, interpret, and analyses a wide variety of data and to resolve data discrepancies and other problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
 
Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
 
Planning and Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
 
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately, asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two way communication, tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience, demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school is required. Supplementary training relating to business administration, finance, accounting and project management is an asset.

Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related areas.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. 
 
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. See UN website: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowance/index.html

Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.  In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.  This is a temporary vacancy.  Appointment against this post is for a limited duration and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise for renewal.

All applications to be sent to the following address on or before the deadline of 04/04/2013. Applicants should send a completed United Nations P.11 or Galaxy Personal History Form together with a covering letter of one to two pages summarizing how they meet the requirements of the job to:

Email: recruitment@unon.org

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the email address above.

Please Quote Vacancy Announcement No.:    GS-13-09

UNEP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee please contact: recruitment@unon.org.

UNEP Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Temporary Vacancy Announcement

Posting Date:
  21/03/2013
 
Note:
 
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. 
The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination at the duty station and to take up the assignment. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.  
This is a temporary vacancy.  Appointment against this post is for a limited duration and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise for renewal.
                                      
Vacancy Notice No.: GS-13-11
 
Organization: UNEP/Executive Office (EO)
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Functional Title: Administrative Assistant
 
Grade: G6
 
IMIS Number: 606666
 
Duration: 364 days
 
Closing Date: 28/03/2013

Background:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 
Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.  
This post is located in the Executive Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/EO) at the Nairobi duty station.  
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Executive Office and general guidance by the Coordinator, Corporate Coordination Team and working closely with the Special Assistant to the Chief, Executive Office, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Responsibilities:
  • Assists in the overall administration of the department/division, i.e. provides substantive and administrative support in managing priorities and work flow of the manager and of the work unit; coordinates and monitors multiple and diverse activities and work processes to ensure that management directives and decisions are properly carried out and products delivered in a timely manner.
  • Compiles and analyzes basic data from a variety of sources (including IMIS), summarizing and presenting conclusions for review by manager.
  • Serves as a communications link between supervisor and senior staff; on behalf of supervisor, keeps others informed by conveying directives, reports, status updates and other relevant information; brings sensitive and urgent matters to the attention of the manager.
  • Takes full responsibility for time management and scheduling on behalf of manager with appropriate consultation as required; effectively prioritizes and resolves related conflicts and competing demands.
  • Undertakes representational duties on behalf of the manager, to include serving as first point of contact and liaison with senior officials internally and externally.
  • Screens and prioritizes all incoming correspondence; compiles relevant background documents and references; identifies issues requiring the manager’s attention and refers others to relevant officer for appropriate disposition; monitors and follows-up on actions to be taken.
  • Researches, compiles and summarizes background materials for use in preparation of reports, briefs, speeches, etc; scan reports from specialized agencies, as well as newspapers, magazine, periodicals and other information sources to identify articles of interest to the manager.
  • Independently handles a wide range of complex information requests and inquiries; responds, or drafts responses, to a diverse range of correspondence and other communications.
  • Supports the manager in presentations to intergovernmental bodies and other meetings, researching issues, preparing briefing notes, slides and subject files, gathering relevant documentation, etc.
  • Establishes/improves administrative procedures and systems to ensure smooth functioning of the department, including filing (paper and electronic) systems.
  • Oversees work of office support staff; establishes priorities and deadlines, assigns work and reviews outputs upon completion; trains office support staff in administrative, protocol and other relevant procedures
  • Organizes official receptions, meetings, etc., handling all necessary arrangements
  • Prepares, processes and classifies confidential information.
  • Handles a wide range of administrative duties/processes.
  • Exercises quality control function for all outgoing documents; proofreads and edits texts for adherence for format, grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
  • Manages, updates and further develops internal databases; updates website; generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Competencies:

Professionalism:
Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
 
Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
 
Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
 
Planning & Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Qualifications:

Education:
Completion of secondary school is required.   Additional technical training in a field related to administration/secretarial is an asset.

Work Experience: A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in secretarial/administrative services or related area is required.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. 

Other skills: Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet) are required. Ability to operate modern software packages is an asset.

Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.

All applications to be sent to the following address on or before the deadline of 28/03/2013        
Applicants should send a completed United Nations P.11 or Personal History Form together with a covering letter of one to two pages summarizing how they meet the requirements of the job to:       
e-mail: irene.mukuriah@unep.org
                                                                     
UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the email address above.

Please Quote Vacancy Announcement No.: GS-13-11
 
(Applications without Correct Vacancy Number will not be Considered)

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

BAT Jobs in Kenya - Marketing Skills Development Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Information Executive, Group Brand Manager, Business Security Manager and Logistics Manager

1. Marketing Skills Development Manager 
Ref. No: 391BR

Job purpose:
Identify learning needs, implement and facilitate learning solutions which will enable the marketing team to develop and support continuously improving business performance.   

Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years’ Marketing experience (preference for both Trade and Brand Marketing experience). 
  • Experience in designing and executing learning strategies
  • Proven  influencing, coaching , facilitation and resource management skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity and interest to integrate the need for business results with a people oriented approach.
  • Competency in spoken and written French is a distinct advantage
2. Regional Sales Manager 
Ref. No: 1093BR

Job purpose: To achieve commercial objectives through Trade Marketing and Distribution (TM&D) excellence by establishing clear goals for the distributor and TM&D team in line with the overall TM&D strategy, ensure excellence in execution of the strategy and drive enthusiasm, change, passion, development and coaching for the  team.

Key Requirements:
  • Business degree in Business Administration or Marketing. An MBA will be an added advantage.
  • At least six (6) years’ experience in tobacco or a similar FMCG category. Should have held position of Area Sales Manager or similar.
  • Ability to engage with high level internal & external partners/stakeholders  (Customers, Agencies, Government officials, Suppliers)
  • Proven people leadership skills with ability to motivate and energize field force team
  • Channel management experience is an added advantage
3. Marketing Information and Reporting Executive 
Ref. No: 663BR

Job purpose:  To gather, analyze and consolidate information to generate insights on market trends and business opportunities including competition activities and volumes trends in order to provide tactical and strategic guidance to the Management Team on market dynamics to support decision making. 

Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in Marketing information & reporting  or  Research and Insights.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficient in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of Oracle methodologies and forecasting techniques.
4. Group Brand Manager 
Ref. No: 365BR

Job purpose: Manage the development and implementation of the Local Brands Strategy by end markets in order to maximize Local brands potential through developing, communicating, implementing and evaluating brand strategies,  operational execution and guidelines covering packaging, product, consumer engagement and pricing in line with brand objectives.

Key Requirements:
  • Eight (8) years' experience in tobacco or a similar FMCG category, including cross-functional experience in Trade and Brand Marketing
  • Thorough knowledge of brand strategy development, brand planning, programme development, product development, consumer and customer engagement
  • Proven people leadership skills
  • Multi market experience will be added advantage
5. Business Security Manager – Marketing 
Ref. No: 787BR

Job purpose:  Provide a continuous, coordinated and comprehensive security service, ensuring threats to company personnel, assets and marketing activities in Kenya and East African Markets (EAM) are properly identified, evaluated and countered in a timely and cost effective manner, with risk indicators highlighted to management.

Key Requirements:
  • Relevant graduate qualification in political science, risk, security management or related areas.
  • Ideally 8 to 10 years working experience in all aspects of business security as well as  the development and deployment of security plans, standards and procedures
  • Strong experience in the implementation of security programmes in challenging environments
  • Strong analytical skills in conducting threat, risk and vulnerability assessment and business impact analysis
  • Individuals with working experience in forensic services in audit firms are highly encouraged to apply
6. Logistics Manager 
Ref. No: 1091BR

Job purpose:  Ensure that all aspects of the Logistics strategy, management processes and Systems in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) Area are in tandem and compliant with BAT global strategy and  internal and external control and statutory requirements respectively.

Manage the 3PLs to ensure products are delivered on time and in full, liaising with the Customer Facing Team  and the factory are essential to the success of this role.

Key Requirements:
  • Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Management.
  • Logistics functional knowledge e.g. Network design, Detailed import / export knowledge and experience
  • Sound knowledge of warehouse and Inventory management
  • High degree of systems, especially SAP, knowledge
  • Proven people leadership, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
For more details and to submit your application, visit us on www.bat.com by latest 10th April 2013

Caritas Water Engineer Consultant Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Organisation

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 an MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

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

Position: Water Engineer Consultant - Somaliland

Reporting to: Head of Department of Livelihoods and Community Based Infrastructure

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Start: April 2013

Duration: 3 months

Background

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 an MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

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

The Somaliland Programme mainly focuses on Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Schools construction, Non-Formal Education activities and human rights. Currently an EU Water Facility project targeting rural and peri-urban communities is being implemented. 

The project activities are aimed at increasing access to safe water; improving sanitation and hygiene practices, improving infrastructure in schools, building capacities of local partners, LNGO, and beneficiaries to maintain and sustain the developed WASH facilities.

In an effort to improve interventions quality of the WASH Program Caritas is looking for short term Water Engineer Consultant experienced in planning, managing and monitoring of WASH programs and infrastructure construction, boreholes drilling and rehabilitations, skilled in designs and technical interpretations, ensuring quality outputs and standard adherences. 

In Monitoring he/she must have the skill to advice where necessary to ensure the implementation is line with project objectives, with proper exit strategy and geared towards sustained service delivery.

Outputs of the Technical Consultant

Under the overall coordination of the Head of Department of Livelihoods and Community Based Infrastructure (HOD), and the working directly with the WASH and construction team, the Water Engineer Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and coordinating all WASH technical activities in the program including Boreholes drilling, development and rehabilitations
  • Assessment of new WASH facilities sites, recommend on the interventions required supervise technical designs, BOQs, tendering and contracts qualifications
  • Ensure quality standards of the outputs particularly in construction, boreholes drillings and rehabilitations
  • Take lead in developing sustainable systems at beneficiaries level, build capacities of local people to understand, and support the developed WASH facilities for continued service delivery
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Plan, coordinate and implement the EU Water Facility Project technical activities
  • Lead, guide, coach and mentor the Caritas EU Water Facility Project technical staff particularly in Water facilities construction and Borehole drilling
  • Provide management and monitoring support to WASH activities, provide advice on quality outputs and recommend changes where necessary.
  • Together with the HOD, Ministry of Water Resources and the Drilling specialist provide technical expertise on 2 boreholes drilling in Sool Region taking into considerations of all technical aspects in borehole drilling
  • Develop bi weekly comprehensive field trip programme by; coordinating, supervising the field trip plans of different staff members in the department.
  • Lead in the development of construction designs using auto CAD programme and ensure that they follow Caritas set guidelines and standards.
  • Carry out final check on prepared BOQs from the technical drawings on WASH facilities (Boreholes, Shallow wells concrete and Masonry, balleys, water tanks, rain water harvesting systems, households and institutional latrines) ensure all quantities are included and unit rates are per the market prices .
  • In collaboration with other project staff , develop project monitoring tools and annual, quarterly and monthly project work plans in line with project objectives an proposed activities
  • Prepare monthly reports of WASH technical unit and submit to HoD.
  • Ensure all constructions comply with technical specifications, quality and to the standards, check and certify all stages in constructions before payments preparations.
  • Take lead in new project assessments, Identify and recommend suitable sites to support construction, boreholes drilling, rehabilitations and up grading of WASH facilities.
  • Support in community mobilization, involvement of the beneficiaries in decision making and sensitization and ownership creation, linking the activities with the line Ministry, local authorities, municipalities, partners and other community based stakeholders.
  • Establish and build community based systems for sustainability of established WASH facilities
  • Ensure that MOUs are prepared between Caritas and beneficiaries (communities) with clear roles and responsibilities of all parties before the project work commences.
  • Provide support in facilitation of various capacity building trainings, provide overall managements support in all training and strengthening community structures for sustained WASH facilities after the project completion and hand over
  • Supervise preparations of tender documents, take part in tender evaluation and analysis and provide in depth orientation of contractors on WASH infrastructure development activities, and contractors’ compliance with contractual agreement, including timely completion of contracted activities.
  • Ensure close supervision of contracted activities focusing on quality and taking appropriate action when standards of construction set by Caritas are infringed or being compromised.
  • Monitor materials used in construction works to ensure that they are of the required standard and quality and used efficiently for the contracted works
  • Monitor physical conditions, operations and maintenance of WASH facilities focusing on ensuring sustained service delivery to the required standards.

Qualification and Experience required

  • Degree in Civil Engineering and, Water Engineering or Hydrogeology or related field
  • At least five years’ experience in Management, planning and designing of Water & Sanitation facilities and construction works including boreholes drilling and development
  • Experience in working under humanitarian and development context particularly in post conflict countries
  • Previous international NGO experience a requirement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Somali context will be added advantage
  • Must be computer literate, with knowledge of MS Windows, Word and Excel.

Communication:

  • Excellent communication skills particularly with partners, stakeholder and beneficiaries
  • Ability to present and explain clearly difficult positions to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials, to persuade people with varying points of view, and to present information in a concise and xaccurate manner

Teamwork:

  • Excellent interpersonal and proven negotiating skills;
  •  Ability to establish and maintain trust and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Leadership:

  • Proven ability to provide effective leadership and transfer advice and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior government officials and staff at all levels;
  • Proven ability to plan and organise the work in an organisation and provide advice and guidance to others;
  • Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment, including ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff

Contract type

Consultancy: 3 Months with possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible

Application process

If you fit the required profile, send us an updated Curriculum Vitae with details of your qualifications indicating earliest date of availability, telephone contacts and names of three referees-one which shall be of the most recent assignment. 

In a cover letter tell us how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of this consultancy.

Send your application by Wednesday 10th April 2013 to jobs.nairobi@caritas.ch indicating “Water Engineer Consultancy – Somaliland” in the subject line. 

Due to the urgent need of the consultancy, applications will be reviewed on daily basis and recruitment may take place before closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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