Friday, 31 May 2013

Coffee Research Foundation Research Officers, Lab Technologist, Senior Internal Auditor and Nurse Jobs in Ruiru Kenya

Coffee Research Foundation is a State Corporation whose mandate is to research, develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, quality and value addition.
 
The Foundation invites applications from qualified persons for the following posts.

1. Research Officer II (Crop Nutrition) 
Ref.No.RO/CHEM/15/2013 
1 Position
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiate and implement research projects in consultation with senior research officers in related disciplines.
  • Preparation of research project proposals in consultation and collaborations with senior research officers
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and publications in consultation with senior research officers
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
  • Provide technical support in the soil and leaf analysis service offered to farmers and other coffee stakeholders.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural sciences or its equivalent.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Basic supervisory skills.
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
2. Laboratory Technologist III 
Ref.No.LTECH/CHEM/16/2013
1 Position

An officer at this level will report to Senior Laboratory Technologist I.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure the laboratory is safe and in good working condition.
  • Set up and operate laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure regular servicing and maintenance of basic laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in layout of experiments and data collection / summary.
  • Lay down demonstration materials.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Analytical chemistry or its equivalent
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Possess supervisory skills
  • Should be experienced in HPCL and GC-MS applications
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 30 years.
3. Research Officer II (Entomology) 
Ref.No.RO/ENT/17/2013 
1 Position
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiate and implement research projects in consultation with senior research officers.
  • Preparation of research project proposals in consultation with senior research officers
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and publications in consultation with senior research officers
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural sciences or its equivalent.
  • Having registered for a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Entomology will be an added advantage
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below35 years.
4. Research Officer II (Economics) 
Ref. No.RO/ECON/18/2013 
1 Position 
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer
 
Duties will include
  • In consultation with senior research officers, prepare research proposals in the areas of socio-economics, sector development and policy
  • Undertake data collection, analysis and interpretation of research data
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and briefs
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics or its equivalent.
  • Having registered for Masters Degree in a relevant area will be an additional advantage.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (MSExcel and Word)
  • Be results oriented and a team player.
  • Must demonstrate basic supervisory abilities.
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
5. Senior Internal Auditor II 
Ref. No. IA/AUD/19/2013 
(1 Position)

An officer at this level will be responsible to a designated Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiates review and develops audit techniques and procedures.
  • Undertakes comprehensive audits on utilization of resource.
  • Ascertain the correctness of accounting records.
  • Prepares audit reports.
  • Ensures maintenance of internal checks and balances.
  • Reviews audit risk areas and recommends the necessary improvement.
  • Liaises with External Auditors.
Key skills and competencies
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting) or its equivalent and CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • Must be certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as Internal Auditor
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Possess good analytical skills
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills
  • A person of high integrity
  • Must be results oriented and a team player
  • Demonstrated professional competency as reflected in the work performance and results
  • Possesses good record management skills
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
6. Nurse III 
Ref. No. NRS/ADM/20/2013 
(1 Position)
 
An officer at this level will report to a designated Officer.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Prepares patients for diagnosis
  • Processes, verifies and maintains information related to patients treatment 
  • gives support and health education to the community and patients
  • Ensures availability of supplies and equipment
  • Administers prescribed treatment.
  • Gives support and health education to the community
  • Attends to emergency cases.
  • Facilitates in referral cases and patient transfers
  • Ensures availability of medical supplies
Key skills and competencies
  • Diploma in Nursing or equivalent.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good public relations skills
  • Records management skills
  • Must be a team player
  • A person of high integrity
  • Commitment and patience
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years
To reach the Director of Research on or before 15th June 2013.
Clearly indicate on the envelope the Reference number of the job you are applying for.
 
Director of Research
Coffee Research Foundation
P. O Box 4, 00232, 
Ruiru.
 
We are an equal opportunity employee and ladies are highly encouraged to apply.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

General Manager and Financial Controller Jobs in Kenya (Gujarati Speaking)

My client in commodity trading is looking to hire Gujarati speaking GM and Financial Controller as follows;

General Manager
 
1. Mandatory Gujarati speaking.
 
2. Experience in similar position or related - 4 years and above.
 
3. From FMCG industry is an added advantage.
4. Young and presentable between 35 - 45 years/ male or female.
 
5. Package; Net of 70 - 90k with a company vehicle for starts.

Financial Controller
 
1. Mandatory Gujarati speaking.
 
2. Basic book keeping and accounting skills.
 
3. Young and presentable between 25 - 32 years.
 
4. Package; Net 50-60k

Kindly email your CV sating which position you are applying to MRiona165@gmail.com before 4th June 2013

Medical Services Organization Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, a well-established medical services organization, is looking to recruit a competent and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Finance Manager.
Reports to: General Manager
 
The Finance Manager will contribute to the effective governance of the organization by providing support and information which will enable the organization to operate effectively. 
This includes promptly providing information requested by senior management and decision making bodies in the organization. 
He/she must also ensure that the work carried out in his/her own area of responsibility is in line with the organization’s policies and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Organization and management of the Finance and Accounting department
  • Examine financial information to ensure their completeness, accuracy and validity.
  • Budgetary controls and Interpretation of financial policies
  • Liaise with the organizations customers and follow up collection of outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Overall cash management including preparation of periodic cash flow statements
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for management and external purposes
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors and ensure prompt implementation of their recommendations
  • Planning, designing, reviewing, coordinating, controlling and implementing the financial management and accounting systems.
Required qualification, experience and key competences
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or any other business related field
  • CPA (K) or its equivalent
  • Experience with Pharmamed System or any ERP will be an added advantage
  • Modern computerized accounting skills- Quick books, Pastel, Sage.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position or in an Audit/Accountancy firm
  • Excellent communication skills
Terms of Employment: 3 years performance based renewable contract
 
Interested candidates should send their applications, attach copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, stating current and expected salary, to info@cranford.co.ke to reach the undersigned on or before 8th June 2013.

Medical Services Organization Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client, a well-established medical services organization, is looking to recruit a competent and highly pro-active individual to fill the position of Senior Accountant.
 
Reports to: Finance Manager
The Senior Accountant will apply the principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. 
He/she must accomplish tasks with particular emphasis on accuracy and seek to add value to the company’s management.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Determine proper handling of the company’s financial transactions and approve transactions within designated limits
  • Maintain accurate and credible financial records of all expenditures and revenues
  • Perform monthly/weekly bank reconciliations including cash flows analysis
  • Ensure prompt payment of all suppliers as per agreed dates
  • Monitor daily cash flow and be pro-active in following outstanding accounts receivable
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for reporting to senior management and the directors
  • Preparation of monthly returns and all other statutory returns including filing and payment to relevant statutory bodies
  • Coordination of internal and external audit during financial and operational audits
  • Other duties as assigned
Required qualification, experience and key competences
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics or any other business related field
  • CPA 3 or its equivalent
  • Experience with Pharmamed or any other ERP will be an added advantage
  • Modern computerized accounting skills- Quick books, Pastel, Sage.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Hands on experience with Accounts payable, Accounts receivable and closing of books of account
  • A good team player able to motivate teams to exceed expectations.
Terms of Employment: 3 years performance based renewable contract
 
Interested candidates should send their applications, attach copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, stating current and expected salary, to info@cranford.co.ke to reach the undersigned on or before 8th June 2013.

KCB Capacity Manager Job in Kenya

Capacity Manager
One Position
Job Ref: IT 08 /2013
 
The Position
 
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Productivity the purpose of the role is to proactively monitor and manage IT systems and infrastructure capacity, ensuring that IT capacity meets current and future needs in a cost effective manner to optimize IT investments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Get more out of existing IT resources and improve IT cost per service unit positions
  • Fine tune applications and infrastructure components to improve performance, reduce consumption, and delay upgrades
  • Eliminate redundant work and ensure consistent reporting
  • Managing workload assignments across environment achieving optimal performance
  • Efficiently provision capacity
  • Provide timely capacity and related cost information for more informed business decisions
  • Provide more complete input to TCO of proposed new and/or major IT-related upgrades or initiatives
  • Project consumption at future growth levels and uncover bottlenecks with sufficient warning to correct before business services are adversely affected
  • Produce a capacity plan that documents current utilization and forecasted requirements, as well as support costs for new applications or releases
The Person
  • University Degree Preferably in IT or related field from a recognized university
  • A professional ITIL certification and IT related qualification
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in capacity and performance management or other related field.
  • Basic knowledge of IT Operations, systems and infrastructure.
  • Experience with capacity monitoring and modeling tools
  • Broad knowledge of advanced monitoring & management tools, performance modeling tools, capacity analysis tools, and other advanced tools
  • Demonstrates analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Is able to work to required standards and to understand and use the appropriate methods, tools and applications
  • Should be innovative in identifying and harnessing new and existing opportunities to maximize IT investments.
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
 
To be considered your application must be received by 7th June, 2013.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KCB Messaging and Collaboration Enterprise Systems Specialist Job in Kenya

Enterprise Systems Specialist – Messaging and Collaboration
One Position
Job Ref: 09/2013
 
The Position
 
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Productivity the purpose of the role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the Software Systems that support core business, messaging and collaboration functions through proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, implantation, configuration and administration of high availability, business continuity, disaster recovery and site resilience framework for the Messaging and Collaboration Platform
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, and processes.
  • Provide for secure systems by implementing and supporting patch management
  • Monitoring and supporting the availability of core e-messaging infrastructure including the Exchange Server Systems, Blackberry Services, Email Archiving-discovery systems, Lync Server and Push Email.
  • Ensure robust, reliable delivery of email communications from KCB e-banking channels i.e. Internet banking, Mobile Banking
  • Collaborate with other IT staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Develop, implement and adhere to regular systems maintenance policies and procedures, including change request mechanisms and update schedules to ensure optimum uptime and service availability
  • Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
  • Conduct research on business systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services
  • Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
The Person
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing or related degree from a recognized University
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Exchange and Lync server)
  • MCITP in Exchange and/or Lync server and an MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in Exchange and collaboration platforms or other related fields.
  • Good understanding of internet connectivity, security, content provision and filtering
  • Good insight and experience in IT Security related issues such as user rights assignment and access control
  • Demonstrated understanding of antivirus, patch management and other endpoint security implementations
  • Good knowledge of Office productivity software; MS Office Suite
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the internet, firewalls and VPN technology
  • Some working knowledge of PC hardware
  • Knowledge of SCCM and SQL will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrates analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
 
To be considered your application must be received by 7th June, 2013.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KCB Internet / Mobile Specialist Job in Kenya

Internet / Mobile Specialist
One Position 
Job Ref: 10/2013
 
The Position
 
Reporting to the Manager, Internet and Mobile Channels, the purpose of the role is to provide technical support for mobile and internet channels ensuring stability, efficiency and the best possible response time.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support for existing mobile and internet banking systems and implementation of related projects.
  • Keep track of user issues and oversee their prompt resolution.
  • Delivering business solutions by ensuring that they are well tested and are rolled out in a manner that does not adversely affect business processes.
  • Continuously analyze user requirements to develop and provide solutions
  • Maintain and manage system configurations
  • Maintain up to date system and user documentation
  • Ensure compliance of SLAs with system vendors
  • Develop real time online reports and monitoring tools to be able to track internet / mobile banking system uptime and performance.
  • Recommend and implement upgrades or changes to the internet / mobile solutions for performance, security or business benefits
  • Have expert knowledge of Internet technologies and other payment banking technologies
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for mobile and internet banking solutions
The Person
  • A University degree in Information Technology or Computer Science from a recognized university. IT system qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Certification in Oracle Database management, Linux and Windows Network Management.
  • At least two (2) years working experience with mobile systems support and working with the different operating systems.
  • Experience in branch operations, handling of risks - frauds & forgeries will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate high integrity
  • Good data analytical skills, both financial and non-financial.
  • Training in Risk management.
  • Good communication, planning and organization skill.
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
 
To be considered your application must be received by 7th June, 2013.

KCB Head, Securities and Documentation Centre Job in Kenya

Head, Securities and Documentation Centre
One Position 
Job Ref: CS 09/2013
 
The Position
 
Reporting to the Company Secretary the position will be responsible for the management and custody of documentation and securities post-loan approval for KCB Kenya and Cross border facilities through provision of legal advice, perfection of securities, approval of disbursements and safe custody of securities.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute the annual departmental plan and budget within approved limits.
  • Develop and maintain Business Continuity, Risk, Compliance Management & Regulatory Controls for Department.
  • Relationship Management of stakeholders of the Securities and Documentation Department: International Businesses, Retail Branch Network, Corporate Banking, Credit Division, Mortgage Division, External Lawyers.
  • Drive development of or the implementation of securities and documentation policies, standards, regulatory or industry determined procedures, staff work measures and service level agreements.
  • Responsible for data integrity, turnaround time and accuracy efficiencies of the Department Operations.
  • Oversight management of Letters of Offer, perfection and custody of all the Bank’s securities.
  • Provide legal advice to Stakeholders in respect of securities documentation.
  • Manage the approval of loan disbursements as per approved lending conditions
  • Lead and direct department team.
The Person
  • A University degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Certificate of Admission to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya and a practicing certificate.
  • A Master’s degree in Law or Business field is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Conveyancing procedures and loan documentation.
  • Computer skills and ability to research on a wide range of commercial matters.
  • Minimum 6 years post-admission experience handling conveyancing and commercial work.
  • Highly disciplined, of high integrity and possess the ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Proactive and customer-focused.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good management skills including organizational, presentation & communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high integrity and team spirit.
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, be open-minded and have the ability to identify alternative solutions.
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
 
To be considered your application must be received by 7th June, 2013.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Islamic Relief Medical Camp Doctor Job in Dadaab Kenya

Islamic Relief is an international NGO, established in 1984 in the UK, seeking to promote sustainable Economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and developmental activities. 
We aim to help the needy regardless of Race, Religion, Color and Gender.

Islamic Relief is currently running Programmes in several sectors that include Education, Health & Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Livelihoods Support and Child Welfare. 
IRK also implements seasonal Food Security Programmes including the Ramadan Food Distribution and Qurbani.

Position: Medical Camp Doctor

Duty Station:
Dadaab
Summary
 
This position exists under the Health and Nutrition sub-project. 
The overall objective is to provide safe, effective and curative health services, targeting the most important causes of illness and death among the refugee population. 
This position exists to run the community mental health programme in the 3 refugee camps in Dadaab.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the medical coordinator on medical issues.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis, treatment and prevention (helped by clinical examination and available laboratory services) and ensure patient follow up at outpatient clinics if needed.
  • Assist with medical referrals to Garissa and Nairobi.
  • Responsible for surveillance and emergency response on camp level in collaboration with the medical coordinators in Dadaab and Nairobi.
  • Ready to replace camp medical doctors in one of the camps if necessary.
Administrative:
  • To be open to discussion for all the staff working in the hospital
  • Follow-up of problems or conflicts in the camps when replacing the camp doctors and refer same to the admin/finance.
  • Monitor the medical activities by ensuring data collection, compilation and entry into health information systems, and contribute to the analysis and reporting of the data in context with a public health approach to inform future programming
Clinical duties:
  • Assist in Ward rounds in collaboration with the head nurse, the CO’s and ward staff when replacing any of the Camp Doctors during their absence
  • Supervision of the feeding programs on medical issues.
  • Conduct basic emergency surgical interventions mainly Caesarean sections
  • To identify training needs, organize training and participate in trainings for the health staff.
Requirements:
  • Medical doctor with diploma/degree recognised by the state.
  • Registered and licensed to practise by the Kenya Medical and Dentists Board.
  • At least 2 years clinical and surgical experience a busy hospital. Previous NGO experience is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required
  • Familiarity or experience working with health information systems and computer literacy with practical use of MS Office applications an advantage
  • Due to the nature of the work, an ability to speak Somali will be a strong advantage
How to Apply:
 
For a detailed Job description on the position kindly, visit our website: www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
 
Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to info@islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr@gmail.com to reach us not later than Friday 1st June, 2013 clearly mentioning the position you are applying for. 
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

University Research Co. Chief of Party Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Chief of Party
 
University Research Co., LLC
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
LOE: Full time
 
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
 
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a U.S. - based consulting company that is working globally to assist host country governments, managers and care providers to improve quality of health services and performance of healthcare systems. 
URC is seeking to fill the position of the Chief of Party in Kenya for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST) that is focused on building the capacity of health and social service systems to apply modern quality improvement methods and to make essential services accessible to all who need them and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client, every time.
 
Established in 1965, the company currently operates in over 50 countries. 
For more information visit our website www.urc-chs.com
 
Scope of Work:
 
Working under the supervision of the Regional Director, the primary duties include and not limited to the following:
  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the projects and implementation teams, including strategy and workplan development, monitoring and evaluation, documentation and knowledge management, research, and reporting
  • Supervise office personnel, consultants, and subcontractors
  • Liaise with USAID, host country government and its agencies, USAID implementing partners, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies, WHO, and other collaborating organizations acting in the health sector
  • Performs other duties as required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Leader, system thinker
  • MD, MPH or related field
  • At minimum five years of experience in managing and implementing international donor activities.
  • Experience with U.S. Agency for International Development a plus.
  • Fluent English
To Apply:
 
Please send resume and cover letter by email to hrkenya@urc-chs.com 
Please include email and telephone contact information. 
The closing date for submitting application is 14th June, 2013.

FIPS Africa Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa)
 
Position Title: Finance and Administration Manager
 
Operation Base: Nairobi, Kenya

FIPS-Africa is a non-profit private company registered in Kenya. 
Its main objective is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in the region by improving their access to appropriate farm inputs and information on their utilisation.
FIPS-Africa is seeking a qualified and experienced professional for the position of Finance and Administration Manager.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • This key position is responsible for the management of the financial, procurement and administrative functions of FIPS-Africa.
  • The incumbent will lead the budgeting process of FIPS-Africa’s operations, provide leadership to the finance and administration team and lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures including appropriate internal controls.
  • The position holder will ensure that the functional, efficient and quality systems for Financial Management and Administration (Procurement, Human Resources and General Office Administration), are adhered to by the team, and that they are regularly reviewed for continuous system improvement that meet the highest standards in accordance with organizational strategy.
  • The individual will work closely with donors and partner organizations on financial management issues.
  • One of the main tasks is to lead the development, review, and approval of financial, procurement, human resources and general administration policies and procedures manuals. 
The manuals should ensure compliance with organizational policies and that they are in line with best international practices and in conformity with local laws to provide for quality and cost-effective implementation of the work of FIPS-Africa.
 
Required Competencies and Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration/Management (or equivalent) AND a qualified Accountant (CPA or ACCA). A Master in Business Administration (MBA) will be an added advantage.
  • At least 7 years professional experience in Financial Management and Administration, the last 3 years working at Senior Management level in a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
  • Experience in budgeting, budget monitoring and financial reporting to various stakeholders.
  • Experience in management of human resources, procurement and general administrative functions
  • Experience in writing policies and procedures as well as process evaluation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Working knowledge of accounting packages especially QuickBooks
  • Proficiency in Internet and Microsoft applications
Additional requirements include integrity, accountability and professionalism. Self-management, networking, team work, capacity builder, mentor and role model for staff.
Other requirements include the ability to work under demanding deadlines and handle several tasks simultaneously.

Terms of Employment/Appointment:
 
The successful candidate will serve a three-month probation period. 
The appointment will initially be for 2 years, with possible renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
 
Remuneration: A negotiable remuneration, depending on qualifications and experience will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
 
Application procedures:
 
Interested and qualified persons should send their application letters, curriculum vitae, key academic documents by email to: farminputpromotionsafrica@gmail.com
 
Closing date for receiving applications is June 14, 2013.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Those who will not have heard from us within two months of publication of the advertisement should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Reproductive Health Services Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Reproductive Health Services seeks to contribute to the reduction of the high maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya through promoting the prevention of unintended pregnancies and by advocating for repeal or reform of laws and policies that restrict access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
 
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Project Coordinator will work closely with the Finance and Administrative Officer. 
This is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funds. 
The position is available immediately.
 
Scope of Work
  • Hold regular meetings with the RHS team who include the board of directors
  • Coordinate and monitor implementation of activities
  • Provide programmatic and logistical support for project activities including convening meetings, following up attendance by key persons, developing agenda and objectives, draft minutes and reports
  • Act as one of the communication liaisons between RHS and external actors
  • Identify, initiate, formulate, design relevant projects, in consultation with the RHS team, for improvement of SRHR in Kenya
  • Identify funding opportunities through networking, reviews and literature searches for SRHR
  • Formulate and develop concepts proposals (literature searches and documentation)
  • Provide technical support including advocacy, training, M&E to projects within RHS
  • Identify key local, regional and international SRH forums/conferences for the RHS team to attend and participate
  • Prepare reports and updates on the implementation status of project activities
  • Work closely with the Finance and Administrative Officer to monitor project expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are adhered to and prepare quarterly progress and financial reports as needed.
  • Any other duties assigned by the RHS team
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, public health or related field is required. 
  • At least two years experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with NGO experience and working in multi-sector programs.
Skills or Related Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of reproductive health issues. 
  • Demonstrate analytical, project conceptual and planning skills. 
  • Must demonstrate good inter-personal skills in addition to the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to synthesize information and generate clear verbal and written communications. 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with keen attention to detail.  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Email.
Salary: A competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered.
 
Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae that include three references and salary history to recruitRHS@gmail.com no later than COB 14 June 2013, with the email subject: Project Coordinator Application.
 
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Head of HR Job in Kenya

Head of Human Resource and HR Consultancy
Our Client is a training, management consultancy and research firm. The company is currently looking for the Head of  Human Resource and HR Consultancy.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Human Resources and HR Consultancy will be responsible for managing the HR Consultancy Department and Company HR management activities. 
The position holder will identify and respond to client organisational development and training needs and ensure effective delivery of consultancy services in line with best practices. 
The holder will also be in charge of developing and interpreting internal HR policy, continuous monitoring of staffing needs, recruitment, selection, compensation, separation and compliance to labour statutes.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Learning Organisation

Propagate the learning organisation culture and be alert to changes in HR and Organisation Development business environment.

2.  Consultancy Management and Change Management Innovation
  • Solicit for consultancy projects from diverse sources, respond to prospective and current client consultancy and training needs, and manage the client/consultancy interface.
  • Be alert to changes in human resources management legislations and business environment and initiate change and innovative management practices in line with modern/evolving practices.
3.  Legal Compliance and Policy Administration:
  • Facilitate the efficient and effective management and planning of all HR services and consultancy functions while ensuring legal compliance practices.
  • Create and maintain systems, implement adopted policies and educate staff on organisation expectations, their entitlement and the general interpretation and application of adopted HR policies.
4.  Staffing and Records Management Administration:

Coordinate and oversee induction of new staff members, administer transfers, promotions, separation and changes in status.

5.  Compensation and Benefits Administration:

Work in close liaison with the board of directors to manage employee compensation and benefits.

6.  Payroll and Leave Administration:

Ensure all payroll data is timely and accurately updated including statutory and non-statutory remittances and accurate leave tracking for all staff.

7.  Employee Relations and Staff Care:

Manage employee relations by providing counsel to employees guided by corporate policies. Manage grievance and discipline cases by providing HR professional advice and support to staff as required.

8.  Performance Planning and Appraisal:

Coordinate annual performance planning and appraisal process by training and involving employee process. Identify growth and staff development opportunities, provide career development guidance and plans.

Job Skills
  • First degree in Social Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge in HR Management
  • Well versed and experienced in implementing HR policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience in interpreting and applying labour and employment legislations.
  • Possess experience in payroll administration
  • Possess the ability to manage relationships, build trust and maintain the confidentiality on all HR matters and guiding senior management in resolving employee relations.
  • Track record of client handling and responding to customer needs through the development of solution-oriented consultancy.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A team builder with excellent people skills, professionalism and sensitivity to diverse culture.
  • A working knowledge of computer and social media
  • Ability to develop and facilitate training programmes an added advantage
Salary: 50,000 + Commissions

If you feel you fit the above position please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

Human Resource Officer

Advert Details
Reference: HRO_2013
Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd   
Contract: Permanent       
Location: Nairobi   
Available: ASAP
Category: Experienced   
Offer: Neg.
 
Profile Introduction

Our client is a leading insurance company with operations within the region. As a strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a Human Resources Officer for their Nairobi office.
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The overall purpose of the role is to:

Ensure that all recruitment needs for the business function (s) are met and Assist the HR Manager when needed in HR Operations.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in a busy HR Office with the bulk of experience in Recruitment
  • Advanced computer skills-MS Office, Microsoft dynamics -AX, MS Project
Job Specification- Human Resource Officer
  • Assist the Human Resource (HR) Manager in preparing and maintaining job descriptions for all staff
  • Assist in recruitment initiatives and in development and conduct of staff induction courses
  • Ensure smooth placement of new recruits by taking them through the joining procedures
  • Jointly with the HR Manager, coordinate organisation wide training activities
  • Ensure the smooth running of HR administrative systems including safe custody of up to date staff records, leave balances, learning courses attended, staff appraisal records and staff communications.
  • Administer staff benefits
  • Advise the Payroll Administrator on HR related matters affecting the payroll in a timely manner
  • Clearly understand the Kenya Labour laws and ensure that the organisation is in compliance, and also be on hand to assist staff with matters relating to the labour law.
  • Keep track of matters relating to statutory and other deductions to ensure that appropriate deductions from staff salary are made and remitted as required
  • Keep track of training activities and initiate timely action with the Department of Industrial Training (DIT) to ensure that the organisation gets necessary reimbursement of staff training costs.
  • Respond to all job applications expeditiously
Competencies
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self starter
  • Unquestionable integrity
How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge visit www.altimaafrica.com/careers.php and apply online by 5pm, 3rd June 2013

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Farm Shop Trust Supply Chain Manager Job in Kenya

Supply Chain Manager – Farm Shop Trust

Farm Shop is a high-growth social enterprise with the mission of increasing smallholder productivity by providing farmers with high quality products, services, and information.

We are growing our franchise network of agro dealers located in rural, underserved areas of Kenya. Our retail shops are clean, modern, and professionally managed.

We provide all the tools that the farmers of the future need to be successful, whether that's high-quality hybrid seeds, affordable financing, soil-testing services, or cutting-edge training and information.

Each of our franchisees is an emerging leader in their community and their shop becomes the hub of everything new and innovative.

We are now looking for a dynamic Supply Chain Manager to implement new supply chain strategy and develop continuous process improvement function for a distributed rural supply chain in Kenya.

Responsibilities
  • Warehouse management of multiple locations and inventory in transit.
  • Overseeing the Cost of Goods purchased through effective negotiation, purchasing policies and inventory control.
  • Maintaining an updated Price List and informing appropriate parties of changes in pricing.
  • Creating and maintaining inventory levels within set parameters for min/max quantities, while periodically reviewing to adjust for changes in business and inventory needs.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all inventory records through accurate posting of all transactions and physical cycle counting.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, and quality assurance.
  • Oversight of Shipping & Receiving.
Requirements
  • 3 years successful experience in inventory management, logistics, procurement, or other supply chain functions
  • Familiarity and ideally certification in project management, process improvement, Lean, Six Sigma.
  • Able to demonstrate past success in achieving cost reductions, decreased cycle times, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • Proven success in managing detailed, daily reporting.
  • Ability to maintain and analyze financial/accounting data.
  • Previous experience with Supply Chain Management Software.
  • Proven ability to manage supplier relationships and negotiate pricing and other terms.
  • Organized and detail oriented, self-motivated.
Interested candidates should email a detailed CV and salary requirements to info@farmshop.co.ke with the subject line “Supply Chain Manager”.

The application deadline is 15th June, 2013.

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

AMWIK Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

Association of Media Women in Kenya: 
Finance Assistant Job Vacancy

Our Vision:
 
A just society in which the media embraces and promotes equitable development, human rights and women’s rights.

Our Mission: 
AMWIK seeks to use the media to promote an informed and gender responsive society in Kenya and Africa

We wish to recruit highly competent person to fill the following position within our organization.

Finance Assistant.

Responsibilities:
  • Prepare monthly imprest fund reports and bank reconciliation statements
  • Regular review and examination of revenue collection records
  • Process payment in compliance with finance policies and procedures
  • Maintain and update the assets register
  • Prepare payment vouchers and cheques
  • Securing project assets, tagging and maintaining of assets register
  • Examination and inspection of stores records to ensure accuracy
  • Maintaining and updating the ledger accounts, monthly reconciliation of suppliers’ accounts
  • Ensure that expenses are coded properly and that documentation is complete and presented in chronological order
  • Issuing of field floats and subsequent follow-up
  • Ensuring that the all statutory deductions are paid in time
  • Assist the finance officer in preparing budget, management and donor reports
  • Ensure that all financial documents and vouchers are filed appropriately
  • Assist the finance officer in the coordination of office administration
  • Ensure prompt banking of field balances and AMWIK revenues
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements
  • Assist the Finance Officer in facilitating external and internal audits.
Qualifications:
  • CPA (At least section 3)
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • Competency in QuickBooks  and MS Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
The application letter indicating the expected salary, and a detailed CV that includes the names of three referees should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,
Association of Media Women in Kenya,
P.O BOX 10327-00100
Nairobi.
Email: info@amwik.org

To reach us not later than 15th June 2013

Specify the job title on your subject line

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Spare Parts Store Operator Job in Kenya

Spare Parts Store Operator
 
Qualification:
 
General / Good spoken and written English.
 
Able to understand and follow Manuals, work instructions and SOP”s that are related to the warehouse task’s and processes.
 
Basic knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word and Excel.
 
Able to meet and maintain high internal targets, set for quality and accuracy
 
Diploma in purchasing and supplies.
 
Two years of experience.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Perform daily task and duties set by the supervisor/Manager.   
  • Maintain equipment and inventory to sustain functionality and quality.   
  • Follow work instructions to avoid errors such as discrepancies or incorrect booking and labelling.   
  • Perform inventory checks according to set schedule and instructions.
  • Perform Good receipt and send Goods and stock placement according to set schedule and instructions. Issue invoices to customers.   
  • Book Shipments and provide required shipping documentation to the designated forwarders.   
  • Report any problems, deviations and potential risks that have or could cause any disturbances to customers to supervisor/ Manager.   
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/SwQSS by 3rd June 2013 

Pact Program Director Job in Kenya

This position is contingent upon funding.

Position Summary: Pact seeks a Program Director coordinate, manage and lead the program addressing: Improved Representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance. 
This work will be part of an anticipated USAID governance program in Kenya.
 The program is focused on supporting the devolution process of transitioning political power and functions from the central government to the regional and local governments, including establishing and strengthening the capacity of devolved government structures, county assemblies and working with citizens and civil society to hold devolved structures accountable. 
The position requires management, coordination, planning, supervision and networking skills.

Strong candidates will have extensive experience in USAID program management, local governance strengthening and networking with key stakeholders.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
  • Supervision of Capacity Development Manager, Advocacy Manager, Media Coordinator, County Liaison Outreach Advisor and Monitoring and Evaluation advisor
  • Coordination of team, planning
  • Overall quality control of activities
  • Coordinator with other Directors within the AHADI program
  • Input in strategic operational planning of the overall program
  • Budget planning and monitoring
  • Reporting, documentation of lessons learned and knowledge management
  • Representation
  • Coordinate training and capacity development of organizations in-line with national policy on devolution and vision 2030
  • Ensure a flow of information between teams
  • Manage and oversee implementation of civil society strengthening activities and ensure that activities match work plans, are in line with budgets, and are properly documented;
  • Support the establishment of robust monitoring evaluation and learning systems.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, political science, international relations, development or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of technical experience working with civil society in Kenya in a senior management position
  • Experience in management of teams, budgets and reporting at a senior level
  • Experience working with USAID
  • Kenya experience highly desirable.
Other Qualifications:
  • Considerable experience with governance and/or civil society programs, specifically related to strengthening the human and institutional capacity of devolved governance institutions and the CSOs that hold them accountable.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate with field offices and field teams
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning within development project context
  • Proven experience navigating complex and high pressure operating environments;
  • Familiarity with USAID processes and procedures, rules and regulations highly desired
  • Proven experience navigating complex and high pressure operating environments;
How to apply:

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to kenyahr@pactworld.org. 
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are identified and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Pact is a fair and equal opportunity employer.

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