Saturday, 29 June 2013

NPI-Africa Executive Director Job in Kenya

Executive Director
Nairobi Peace Initiative–Africa (NPI-Africa) is a pan African Resource Organization committed to the promotion of peaceful transformation of conflicts in Africa. 
Its work involves mediation and dialogue facilitation, training and capacity building, healing and reconciliation initiatives. 
Founded in 1984, NPI-Africa also undertakes research and documentation, policy influencing in areas of conflict transformation, and promotes reflection and learning in peace building practice.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with strong leadership and management competencies and a focus for results to fill the position of Executive Director. 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be a key driver of the organization’s overall strategic objectives and your core responsibilities will be to:
  • Provide strategic leadership in developing and implementing NPI-Africa long range strategy and ensure it is achieved;
  • Provide technical input to policy formulation and implementation, and ensure NPI-Africa has the necessary accountability mechanisms;
  • Take a leading role in the development of resourcing strategies that respond to programme and organisation objectives and ensure sustained funding for NPI-Africa;
  • Have oversight of programme development, ensuring NPI-Africa’s activities are in line with its strategic goals, are cutting-edge and adhere to/promote best practice in the field of conflict transformation and peace building.;
  • Have oversight of the budget making process, ensure spending is as per approved budgets; institute policies to minimise exposure to risks, adherence to donor reporting requirements; and ensure regular reporting to the board;
  • Represent NPI-Africa to various authorities, national and international organisations; enhance key networking and partnerships, form alliances with an aim of raising the profile of NPI-Africa ;
  • Provide effective leadership in managing staff, promoting a high performance culture and capacity building to ensure NPI –Africa has a strong talent pool to meet its programme and operational objectives.
Requirements:
  • We wish to discuss this position with highly skilled and motivated professionals who hold a Masters degree in Social Sciences or related discipline; have at least 7 years proven experience in leadership positions in a non-governmental organisation, and in addition possess:
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Experience in change management
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of NPI-Africa
  • Sound knowledge in results based management;
  • Experience in conceptualising, implementing and evaluating programmes. Candidates with peace building background are an added advantage.
  • Strong research and advocacy skills;
  • Strong leadership, management and relationship building skills; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, reporting and presentation skills.
Your application should include an up-to-date CV highlighting relevant skills and experience, names and contacts of three professional referees, daytime telephone contact and email address by close of business Friday, 12th July 2013.

Applications and enquiries to recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Software Developers Attachment in Kisumu Kenya

Title: Software Developers Attachment 
2 Positions

About us

 
My Expert Desk Services is the leading business process outsourcing firm in Kenya with the head office in Kisumu.

We are outsourcing information technology, accounting and internet marketing services.
 
We serve clients in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Kenya and places.

Description:
 
We are looking for a software developers graduates who are looking for opportunities to get attached to a leading IT firm.

This is a six month period after which a decision will be arrived at whether to absorb or release to the job market.

Duties
  • Forming part of a larger teams developing systems
  • Architecture systems
  • Analyzing systems
  • Providing support on routine jobs
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Development or IT/ computer science with major in software development or associated degree in software development
  • Must be willing to take or participate in challenging tasks.
  • Any Candidate with personal laptop is desirous.
Skills Desired
 
For you to be considered;
  • You must be strong in Java and its libraries, PHP,C#,Pathon and or PHP frameworks like codeigniter, Yii, cake php.
  • You have demonstrated skills in these programming languages in the form of any completed application.
  • We need those who will be reporting to the office as normal employees Monday to Saturday.
Additional Information
 
We are working on major applications developments and only need smart, skilled and knowledgeable people.
If you know you can’t be part of this team under stated conditions, DO NOT APPLY.
 
Remuneration

We will only offer a small stipend that will cover your transport and lunch expenses and will be payable month.

Email your CV and cover letter to jobs@myexpertdesk.com

International School of Kenya (ISK) Human Resources Manager Job Vacancy Announcement

Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting a Human Resource Manager for one of its clients, International School of Kenya (ISK) - a co-education institution that offers both the International Baccalaureate and the North American Diploma.

In general, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing staff requirements of the International School of Kenya and ensuring compliance with the Employment Act, Legislation and ISK Board policies.

Some of the specific duties include:
  • Ensuring compliance with immigration regulations for obtaining statutory work documents e.g. work permits, passes and reentry permits;
  • Coordinating meetings for non-teaching staff as and when the need arises;
  • Preparing the annual budget for the Human Resource Department;
  • Supervising the reviewing and preparation of employees’ handbooks
  • Chairing the staff welfare meetings;
  • Facilitating and supervising the recruitments to maintain high standards of professionalism;
  • In charge of the salaries and remuneration of the school – to ensure annual reviews and advice the Director to ensure ISK remains competitive;
  • In charge of inducting of new hires and ensure soft landing for all foreign employees;
  • Supervise performance appraisals and administer leaves; and
  • Representing ISK at industrial courts in case of any labor disputes
The successful Candidate should have the following Qualifications:
  • A minimum of five  (5) years’ experience in a similar role;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or other relevant field;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is a MUST;
  • Exposure and/or experience in North America (E.g. Work experience, education, familiarity with US Payroll and tax laws) is an added advantage;
  • Experience in a learning institution is preferred;
  • Possess effective communication, presentation, leadership and relationship building skills;
  • Superior employee relations skills -an active listener, compassionate and very understanding; and
  • Demonstrate the passion for service delivery
If you believe you qualify for this position, please visit our website www.dpckenya.com and apply under Vacancies.

Only qualified candidates shall be contacted

Office Furniture Supplier General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 80K - 100K)

Position: General Manager
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary Range (Kshs 80,000 to Kshs 100,000)

Our client, a successful supplier of office furniture and equipment and rated among the 100 most successful SMEs in Kenya is looking for a General Manager. 
The successful candidate will identify opportunities and undertake a number of critical initiatives to support overall business strategy. 
He/she should increase management's effectiveness by coordinating Administrative roles, HR Management, Sales Management, Marketing and PR, Financial Management, Production/imports and customer satisfaction.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and vision to the organization by assisting the Directors and staff  with the development and implementation of long range strategy, and with regular evaluation and  reporting of progress on plans
  • Research and gather market intelligence needed  to assist the organization in determining and meeting its long and short term goals as well as business development
  • Establish and create better internal systems, processes and control for smooth operations of the business
  • General HR process which includes: recruitment, employee development, employee relations, performance management, employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
  • Ensure 100% sales target are met through effective planning,  advertising and maintaining of good customer relationships, successful sales administration including tenders and pre-qualifications
  •  Ensure fruitful utilization of the showroom as well as high stand of display and replenishing of quality stock
  • Stocks: Maintain general oversight and insure accuracy of records including A/R, A/P, Inventory, etc
  • Oversee preparation of annual budget by various departments, regular variance statements and annual audit
  • Provide recommendations regarding effective utilization of long and short term debt,  including refinancing and purchasing/sale  
  • Direct production activities to ensure safety and compliance with quality control standards, regulatory compliance, and lease agreements
  • Ensure business operations costs and resources of the department are effectively managed
Qualification, Training and Experience
  • A minimum of five years of experience in business management, planning and financial oversight
  • Experience in personnel management, including hiring,  supervision, evaluation and benefits administration
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with a board of directors and committees
  • College Diploma/ Graduate or equivalent experience
  • Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Effective problem - solving and mediation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi - task and work in a fast - paced office setting
  • Proven ability to cope with conflict, stress and crisis situations
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before 12th July 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Specialized Lighting Company Marketing Associate Job in Kenya

We are a fast growing Specialized Lighting company offering customized lighting solutions to both commercial and residential projects.

We are passionate about service and customer support, delivering promptly and with satisfaction, and currently have high client retention.

We seek to fill the position of Marketing Associate.

Overall purpose of the role

Reporting to the Managing Director, the incumbent will be responsible for formulating and implementing a plan aimed at growing the business through advertising and promotional campaigns.
 
He/ she will also be responsible for developing and maintaining content suitable for marketing the company through social media and exhibition events.
In addition he/she must maintain regular contact with the existing portfolio of clients and keep them informed of new product and events.

This is an opportunity for someone who is willing to work independently with minimal supervision.
There is a need to build client relationships in this line of work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing the business development and marketing strategies.
  • Creating and maintaining critical data on customer profiles and target markets.
  • Maintain existing business relationships through continuous client interaction.
  • Design and coordinate a marketing strategy to sustain the company brand.
  • Meet performance standards.
  • To be involved in any new marketing pitches and proposals.
  • Any other role as maybe assigned.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • A Diploma in Marketing or Arts or equivalent certification from a reputable institute.
  • Must be between 24-30 years of age.
  • Preferred 1-2 years relevant experience in marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and produce documented results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and a good command of English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and integrated social media platforms. Knowledge of SEO/SEM
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills, amiable client approach, and must be well presented.
  • Ability to learn quickly and develop ideas, as well as being persistent
  • Creative, with the ability to think ‘outside the box’.
  • Must be enthusiastic and results orientated with high energy and drive.
  • An outgoing, confident individual with initiative.
How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents for what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated CV, and your current remuneration package to Rajeev@lightingsolutions.co.ke before close of business 31st July 2013.
 
Candidates currently working within the industry will be given preference. 
A competitive, incentive based package will be offered.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Project Management Internship Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Project Management Internship
 
Location: Nairobi 
Job Category: Project / Program Management 
Work Type: Internship 
Salary: Negotiable
 
Our organization is an award winning Technology Company that primarily concentrates on development of financial service applications for Small and Medium Enterprises. 
Our organization has been recognized on media such as the BBC, Forbes magazine, CNN, Mnet. One of our popular web applications has won numerous awards and is recognized as one of the leading enterprise application. 
We offer an innovative and friendly environment that nurtures individual talent and excellence in our team members.
 
The technology environment and specifically mobile applications generated USD 10 million in 2012. 
There exists an opportunity for a self driven motivated individual to become a part of this growing industry. 
Therefore, we seek for talented, self motivated individual who understands technology and has a passion for project management who is interested in gaining relevant experience whilst making a real contribution to an organization. 
The opportunity offers the possibility of the preferred candidate to join our project management team.
 
This position will be based in our Nairobi offices. 
The internship period will be 3 months with possibility of permanent employment based on performance.
 
Job Description
  • Assist in the designing and execution of partnership agreements, presentations, proposals, and enjoy networking.
  • With the support and assistance of the Senior staff, you will handle all aspects of project administration, finance, quality control, monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist in managing the overall schedule to ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget
  • Assist in formulating project plans
  • Writing highlight, exception, completion, etc. reports as and when required about the project status
  • Any other responsibilities not covered above but reasonably expected to be performed by the Project Manager.
Requirements
  • Must have a degree or equivalent on Ms Project Management
  • Have good communication skills and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Pleasant personality
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Be organized and able to meet tight deadlines
If this is something that appeals to you please send through cover letter and CV to hr@zegetech.com by 5th July 2013.

Solar Systems Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job in Kenya

Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 
Our client is a company installing and operating stand-alone solar systems in rural Kenya. 
The company has currently proven its products in rural Kenya with the use of monthly M-PESA payment systems and is currently preparing for a stepwise scale-up to installing more than 10 000 systems in 2014. 
They are seeking to fill the position of CEO for its Kenya operation

Overall Vision
 
The CEO shall build the company to become a leading player within its sector by providing 1 million Kenyans with generated electricity within five years.

Required background (or equivalent)
  • Formal MBA or MSc Engineering
  • Determination and Entrepreneurship
  • General business/marketing knowledge. Preferably experience with IT based business systems
  • Good writing and communication skills in English and Swahili
  • Relevant experience/knowledge of operational & financial management
  • Relationship oriented leader
  • Documented relevant results and experience, preferably from developing distribution systems and/or franchise systems
  • Preferably experience with the NGO sector – in particular micro finance and/or energy
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment
General responsibilities
  • The CEO will have the overall responsibility for the management of the Company and its human resource base on a day-to-day basis. The CEO shall ensure that activities follow the business plan and procedures, and that milestone and budgets are achieved.
  • The CEO is responsible for the preparation of The Company’s business plan/strategic plan including operational budgets.
  • The CEO is expected to act as the front figure of The Company and, as such, represent the directors and owners in the day-to-day running of The Company and shall therefore take the lead in profiling and selling The Company’s products, its concept and Mission & Vision in a professional way.
  • The CEO reports to the Board at scheduled Board meetings and to the Chairman of the Board, or a person appointed by the chairman, as necessary.
Specific duties
 
1. General Operations & Personnel/Human Resources including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Recruitment of the management team, procurement and financial control in consultation with the Board.
  • Conduct formal appraisal minimum once a year on the performance of the core management team.
  • Ensuring that a Human Resource policy is in place with Codes of Conduct in line with Kenya labour laws. The Codes of Conduct shall be approved by the Board and shared with the staff.
  • Development of Operational Manuals for the Company.
  • Implementing cost efficient procurement in all aspects of the Company – including written agreements.
  • Compliance with all public authorities’ regulations and licensing of The Company.
  • All legal requirements of The Company and resolving eventual legal disputes as directed by the Board.
2. Sales & Marketing including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Organizing and training of the local sales & maintenance teams at SSCs.
  • Developing promotion sales material, such as brochures -banners – DVDs etc. Organise national campaigns as appropriate
3. Financial management including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Approval of monthly financial reports showing total sales value, major cost components and net results per Solar Service Centre.
  • Maintaining overall control of cash flow/financial transactions to secure maximum control in The Company.
  • Develop annual operational and investment budgets as well as quarterly/monthly sales targets.
  • Delivery of annual audit reports for The Company.
How to apply
 
Please apply by sending your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com and include the job title in the subject line. 
Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

FMCG Retail Company Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 100K - 150K)

Finance Manager required for FMCG Retail Company in Nairobi.
 
Successful candidates MUST have experience in retail shop environment and have the ability to set up accounting system understand stock movement and procurement.

MUST have a CPA (K)
 
Experience in Pharmaceuticals an advantage.
 
Salary: Ksh. 100,000 – 150,000
 
Deadline: 15th July 2013.
 
Applications:
 
To send your up to date CV to: 
sue@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. 
Only candidates stating current salary will be considered.

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

HelpAge Strengthening Social Protection Project Extension Proposal Development Consultant Job in Kenya

Terms of Reference
Consultant to develop Proposal for an extension of the project: ‘Strengthening Social Protection to prevent and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
 
Background
 
Four Institutions namely the African Platform for Social Protection ( APSP), The Coalition for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS( The Coalition), HelpAge- International- Africa Regional Development Centre –East West and Central Africa and the University College London ( UCL) teamed up to develop a joint proposal . 
In 2011, received funding from Sweden/Norad to implement a three year project, running from 2011- 2013. 
The project has conducted a successful evaluation and now wishes to extend by two more years (2014- 2015) to accomplish the pending activities; consolidate some of the promising approaches for scale up.
 
Building Linkages: Social Protection, Poverty and HIV&AIDS
 
This programme is building links between risks and vulnerabilities caused by HIV and AIDS and to demonstrate the effectiveness of social protection measures in realizing the rights of vulnerable people to achieving universal access in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, and treatment. 
These measures include livelihoods support, cash transfer programmes and universal pensions and other grants. 
Social protection provides access to resources to meet basic needs and HIV and AIDS and health services and prevents the transmission of intergenerational poverty often affecting older people and children.
 
The expected results will be achieved through combined approaches linking grassroots service delivery to vulnerable groups with national and regional policy influencing processes. 
It will build the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively engage in social protection policy dialogue and in the design and implementation of social protection programmes. 
In addition the programme will focus on building evidence for effective policy action, promoting networking and learning among civil society, government, and research and academic institutions. 
A seminal research study is being undertaken by the University College London in collaboration with Stellenbosch University researching on the effects of community based programming on the situation of children affected by AIDS.
 
The project has four result areas:
 
1. Universal access to HIV and AIDS services and Social Protection Mechanisms for Vulnerable groups is increased
 
2. Regional and National level HIV&AIDS {Addressing the needs of older people and their dependants} and SP policies and related [policies] plans and budgets increasingly incorporate measures which address the needs of vulnerable groups.

3. Increased participation of Civil Society organisations in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of National and Regional HIV and AIDS and Social Protection policies and strategies
 
4. Evidence on effective {Effectiveness in this case is defined as policy action with clearly earmarked resources} action contributing to the achievement of universal HIV&AIDS and SP services gathered, documented and shared and acted on among CSOs, Governments and other stake holders
 
Consultancy Objectives and Scope of Work
 
In carrying out the assignment, the consultant will establish linkages with planned and ongoing activities in the project to facilitate complementarities and reduce potential duplication, using midterm evaluation reports, Sweden HIV and AIDS Strategy for Africa, annual reports and the project phase one proposal and the project logical framework as the source documents.
 
The consultant is required to:
 
a) Work with HelpAge team to develop individual HelpAge Proposal (This is one piece of the assignment)
 
b) The second piece of the assignment is to consolidate proposals from APSP, The Coalition, HelpAge and UCL into one proposal with four result areas, one logical frame work and budget for two years.
 
c) Ensure cross cutting issues like human rights, gender, persons with disabilities and children are well articulated in the proposal and the logframe
 
d) Ensure the final proposal is in tandem with Sweden HIV&AIDS Strategy for Africa
 
e) Include Theory of Change graphic illustration
 
Deliverables
 
i) Produce one proposal for HelpAge
 
ii) Produce one final proposal for the four institutions with a budget, refined logframe ( an improvement from the current phase logframe)and theory of change in graphic illustration with guidance notes.

Core competencies
  • Demonstrate evidence in writing high level complex proposals
  • Excellent programming skills including construction and review of logical frame works
  • Ability to write high quality and concise technical reports with high proficiency in written and spoken English, within agreed terms of reference and deadlines.
Education and Experience:
  • At least 10 years of relevant and diversified professional experience in international development (social protection, poverty reduction programmes, HIV&AIDS, psycho social support, social research, organizational development)
  • Excellent knowledge and skills on issues of international development in relation to Africa
  • Strong knowledge on rights based approaches to programming
Expression of interest
 
All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest by:
  • Explaining their competences to meet the requirements of the assignment
  • Provide a detailed professional budget in USD(Indicate daily professional rates)
  • Provide duration of the assignment and when ready to undertake the assignment.
  • Provide evidence of similar work undertaken in the recent past (Not more than 3 years)
Tax Liability: Settlement of any tax liability arising from this agreement will remain the responsibility of the consultant.
 
Deadline for application: 5th July 2013
 
Please send your application by email to:hr@helpage.co.ke and copy in helpage@helpage.co.ke

UNAIDS IT Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Title: IT Assistant (Two positions)
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT36

Grade: G5

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract:  1 year

Application Deadline: 20 July 2013

Organization unit: Technology and Innovation / Field and Remote Support Division

Duty station:  Nairobi Kenya

Mandate of the Department:

The Technology and Innovation Department (TIN) ensures that information technology is a strategic enabler of the vision of Getting to Zero, and contributes to the transition from managing a disease to ending an epidemic.

TIN makes possible new ways of collaboration, facilitates greater sharing of knowledge and provides new tools to reach out and communicate - with unprecedented reach and speed - with our key stakeholders and constituencies.

To play this important role, the department is an agent of change, contributing to making UNAIDS work fast, smart and efficiently.

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
  • The Global Service Desk aligns learning strategies and coordinates delivery of all UNAIDS IT learning services, including user support at a first-level diagnosis and second-level support. 
  • The GSD promotes IT literacy, optimizing utilization of systems and enhancing the performance of users.
  • Reporting to the Chief, Field and Remote Support Division, the IT Assistant provides the delivery of UNAIDS learning services and User support , ensuring that all calls coming via telephone and email are attended to and responded within a specified time frame.
The incumbent will provide technical assistance to the Global Service Desk for all user-related aspects of desktop hardware and software facilitating their ongoing maintenance, usage and enhancement.

The ITAssistant will interact directly with the users, providing practical operational support and IT services that facilitate the work of all staff.

Specifically, the Training and Support Assistant will:
  • Assist in delivering and organizing , group learning sessions, hands-on sessions, demo sessions, customization of learning activities to suit individual, workgroup and organizational learning needs.
  • Provide support to the, delivery and evaluation of a comprehensive and innovative, on-going IT training programme for UNAIDS staff in Geneva, the RSTs and country offices.
  • Manage the Global Service Desk Hotline by recording all incoming calls, providing solutions to users and escalate calls to second level support, as needed.
  • Provide technical and operational support to users for calls coming in via the Global Service Desk hotline or e-mail.
  • Ensure timely configuration and deployment of desktop/laptop equipment to staff, both in headquarters and in regional/country offices, providing first level support and escalating to proximity support and external vendors where applicable.
  • Provide support to Global Service Desk Coordinator to identify areas which need coaching and training with the aim to reduce helpdesk calls and enhance user self reliance.
  • Contribute to a positive attitude among staff toward technology utilization.
  • Perform all other related duties or assignments as assigned by the Chief, Field and Remote Support Division and participate in on-call rotation.
Required Qualifications

Education:

Essential: 
Completion of secondary school education complimented by formal training in computer science or related field. including training in the use of office systems. ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) Core Certification

Desirable:  
University degree (Bachelors) in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field, ITIL Certification.

Competencies:

UNAIDS Values
  • Commitment to the AIDS response
  • Integrity
  • Respect for diversity
Core competencies
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating with impact
  • Applying expertise
  • Delivering results
  • Driving change and innovation
  • Being accountable
Experience:

Essential: 
  • A minimum of five to seven years' experience in IT end-user support, user training or (preferably) a combination of both. 
  • In addition experience with supporting Microsoft operating systems and Office suite.
Desirable: 
  • Experience supporting large-scale ERP systems, preferably in an international environment. 
  • Experience in supporting Microsoft Servers.
Languages:

Essential: 

Advanced knowledge of English.

Desirable: 

Good working knowledge of another UN official language.

Annual salary, (Net of tax): 1,486,554 Schillings at single rate

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome.

Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations and Rules.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. 
The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post.
The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. 
HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. 
There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org.
The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.





To apply, click here

Pharmaceutical Technologist and General ICU Nurses Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

1. Pharmaceutical Technologist
Our client in Health Sector is seeking recruit a Pharmaceutical Technologist to support pharmacological services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Helps health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the pharmacist.
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
  • Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Organizes medications for pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
  • Maintains records by recording and filing physicians' orders and prescriptions.
  • Generates revenues by calculating, recording, and issuing charges.
  • Ensures medication availability by delivering medications to patients and departments.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Qualifications;
  • Minimum in diploma in pharmaceutical technology
  • Must be licensed by pharmacy and poisons board
  • Trained in KMTC and at least 2 years of experience
Skills and Competencies
  • Must be detailed oriented and highly organized. Mistakes in prescription can cause serious health problems, so it's important that pharmacy technicians are able to focus for long periods of time.
  • Customer service skills are also required, as most pharmacy technicians interact directly with the customers they're helping.
2. General ICU Nurses

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Assessing a patient’s condition and planning and implementing patient care plans
  • Treating wounds and providing advanced life support
  • Assisting physicians in performing procedures
  • Observing and recording patient vital signs
  • Ensuring that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly
  • Administering intravenous fluids and medications
  • Ordering diagnostic tests
  • Collaborating with fellow members of the critical care team
  • Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment
  • Acting as patient advocate
  • Providing education and support to patient families
Qualifications:
  • KRCHN with a certificate in critical Care
  • At least 2 years of experience.
  • Valid practice license
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing from recognized institution
If qualified kindly send your application and CV to jobs@jantakenya.com by 5th July, 2013 clearly indicating the specific job you are applying. 
DO NOT attach any certificates.
Failure to follow instructions will lead to total disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

Friday, 28 June 2013

UNAIDS Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Assistant

Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT35

Grade: G5

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract:  One year

Application Deadline: 20 July 2013

Organization unit:
Technology and Innovation / Field and Remote Support Division

Duty station:  Nairobi Kenya

Mandate of the Department:
  • The Technology and Innovation Department (TIN) ensures that information technology is a strategic enabler of the vision of Getting to Zero, and contributes to the transition from managing a disease to ending an epidemic.
  • TIN makes possible new ways of collaboration, facilitates greater sharing of knowledge and provides new tools to reach out and communicate - with unprecedented reach and speed - with our key stakeholders and constituencies.
  • To play this important role, the department is an agent of change, contributing to making UNAIDS work fast, smart and efficiently.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:

Under the general supervision of the responsible officer, working closely with others, the incumbent provides secretarial and administrative support, and is assigned part of or all the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Secretarial: Screen incoming calls, emails, and correspondence and handle telephone queries, taking appropriate action, drafting and finalizing correspondence based on instructions or on own initiative; proof-reading and editing, for grammar and style, correspondence and documents before signatures; designing and/or drafting presentations in PowerPoint; managing the supervisor's calendar, including setting up of meetings and appointments, preparing files with background materials; and ensuring coverage arrangements in the absence of supervisor.
  • Contracts: Prepare or oversee the preparation of, and manage the division/team contracts and agreements ensuring conformity with UNAIDS administrative rules and procedures, as well as tracking deliverables and payments.
  • Personnel-related issues: Monitor the contractual status of staff, drawing to the attention of the supervisor in a timely manner contract ending dates; initiate extensions where necessary; monitor due dates of performance evaluation reports, and coordinate travel and leave calendar.
  • Organization of meetings: Manage the planning of meetings organized or supported by office, as well as regular divisional/team meetings, including but not limited to drawing up agendas and preparing background files, drafting minutes and note for the record; organize conference calls and video conferences.
  • General Administration: Participate in the harmonisation of administrative and management systems within the office/team, sharing experiences and lessons learnt with others; developing and maintaining a comprehensive filing system; coordinating quarterly travel plans; and handling all aspects of travel arrangements for the supervisor and other staff/consultants.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Required Qualifications:

Education:

Essential:
 
Completion of secondary school, complemented by secretarial training, including training in ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) Core Certification

Desirable: 
Higher education.

Competencies:

UNAIDS Values
  • Commitment to the AIDS response
  • Integrity
  • Respect for diversity
Core competencies
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating with impact
  • Applying expertise
  • Delivering results
  • Driving change and innovation
  • Being accountable
Experience:

Essential: 
A minimum of five to seven years' experience in secretarial positions, including experience in dealing with administrative issues, and some experience in the UN system, including knowledge of its rules and procedures.

Desirable: 
Experience in the UN System and in the use of system such as ERP.

Languages:

Essential
Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable: 
Knowledge of another UN official language

Annual salary, (Net of tax)
: 1,486,554 Schillings at single rate

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome.

Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations and Rules.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note:  
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. 
The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. 
The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. 
There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. 
Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

To Apply click here

IT Support Officer Career Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Position:  IT Support Officer
 
Industry: Records Management
 
Location: Nairobi

Our client, is the leading records and information management solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, operates from 15 offices in 12 countries developing secure, innovative and customized solutions that address the full information life-cycle, meeting the needs of corporate and government clients across an extremely broad range of industries seeks to recruit an IT Support Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Act as central point of contact between the users within station and IT
  • Provide major customers with system integration solutions
  • Handle incidents and requests and provide an interface for other IT activities 
  • Monitor Datacenters health to ensure maximum availability and quick response to problems
  • Solving incidents and escalating problems to second line as they arrive through phone, mail and helpdesk system when necessary
  • Informing users of scheduled downtimes or any service outage
  • Performing scheduled datacenter backups, database replication and report scheduling
  • Managing, maintaining and upgrading all needed databases e.g SQL
  • Performing periodic capacity planning for existing running servers such as LAN, communication links and escalating requirements to IT Manager/Station Manager/Chief Technology Officer
  • Implementing all new upgrades and updates for the available systems
  • Managing and controlling the IT systems and networks at the  branches
  • Developing user accounts and email filter
  • Ensuring datacenter patch management and helpdesk system administration
  • Maintaining AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) for out of warranty systems
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree / Diploma in Information Systems / Computer Science / Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience
  • MCSE is a credit  
  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook)
  • Previous experience in database development and design is a plus (preferred SQL)
  • Previous experience in IT/MIS field is a plus
To apply, send your CV only to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 5th July 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Records Management Business Development Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Business Development Manager

Industry:
Records and Management

Location: Nairobi

Our client, is the leading records and information management solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, operates from 15 offices in 12 countries developing secure, innovative and customized solutions that address the full information life-cycle, meeting the needs of corporate and government clients across an extremely broad range of industries seeks to recruit an Business Development Manager. 
The ideal candidate will be required to lead and work with the team members to achieve set targets.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Setting clear achievable targets and smart objectives as well as develop practical plans to achieve those targets
  • Visiting customers to maintain the business and acquire new customers and business opportunities and also follow up with the credit controller to drive customers to pay on time as contracted and as per credit policies.
  • Managing available resources efficiently to meet the goals within the set time frame.
  • Managing and monitoring the team’s top customers to ensure these customers are sustained and providing continuous contribution to production
  • Coaching and motivating the team to deliver best results and also prepare regular reports on the performance of the team and identify plans of action
  • Measuring of baseline performance and allocating bonus to team members
  • Knowing the customer’s business and /or seeking  information about the real underlying needs of the customer, beyond those expressed initially
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree/ Diploma in Sales and Marketing or Business related field
  • Minimum of 2-4 years experience preferably from related field
  • Computer Proficiency: MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook)
  • Should have proven integrity and leadership skills
  • Strong negotiations and persuasion skills
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Should possess a valid driving license
To apply, send your CV only to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 5th July 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

CIAT Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Finance Assistant - Accounts
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Recruiting a Finance Assistant - Accounts

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. 
CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (www.ciat.cgiar.org).

CIAT is seeking a Finance Assistant - Accounts with the main responsibility of providing timely and efficient accounting support to CIAT corporate accounting process. 
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to Accounting Team Coordinator - Africa.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Account Register - Oracle data entry, review and posting; web journal data review, approval and posting.
  • Support the payroll process, payment, recording and posting
  • Register and control of fixed assets accounting
  • Petty cash management
  • Periodic accounts analysis
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Payment processing and documentation
  • Register and update cash flow requirements
  • Support audit process
The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance and should have attained a minimum of CPA III
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience with proven accounting skills.
  • High level of computer skills, ability to handle complex accounting systems including knowledge of Oracle and ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Possess high level of integrity and respect for confidentiality.
Terms of employment:

The position is nationally recruited, will be based at CIAT Offices in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The contract will be for one year period, subject to a probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. 
All correspondence should be addressed to the CIAT Human Resources Office, P O Box 823-00621, Nairobi, Kenya and email applications to ciatkenyainfo@cgiar.org and should clearly indicate “Finance Assistant - Accounts” on the subject line. 
Email applications and CV’s should be saved as one file using the applicant’s last name and first name for ease of sorting.

Closing date for applications: 5th July, 2013

All applications will be acknowledged; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about us at: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org

Records Management Customer Relations Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Customer Relations Executive

Industry:
Records Management

Location: Nairobi

Our client, is the leading records and information management solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, operates from 15 offices in 12 countries developing secure, innovative and customized solutions that address the full information life-cycle, meeting the needs of corporate and government clients across an extremely broad range of industries seeks to recruit a Customer Relations Executive.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing customer inquiries, problems, requests, suggestions and determining appropriate solutions or responses
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction by providing smooth customer service to customers as per agreed service standards
  • Negotiating customer claims and initiating billing adjustments in coordination with team leader
  • Growing existing customers and identifying potential customers for supply chain and delivery solutions
  • Developing new customers from target market and existing customers with business solutions
  • Planning and executing regular maintenance and business development visits to customers
  • Maintaining and regularly updating customer information
  • Understanding and networking all aspects of customers’ business needs
  • Promoting suitable products  and developing solutions for customers involving business units
  • Working with other business units  such as ground operations, cargo operations to ensure proper service delivery to customers
  • Preparing and issuing proposals and quotations to customers
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in  a business related field
  • Consultancy selling skills
  • Should possess a valid driving license
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working experience
  • Computer Proficiency: MS office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point &Outlook)
  • Previous experience in customer management experience will be an added advantage
To apply, send your CV only to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 5th July 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

The Wrigley Company Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

Summary:
 
The Wrigley Company is the world's largest manufacturer of chewing gum.  
A subsidiary of the MARS Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses. 
At Wrigley, we love what we do and are passionate about our people. 
People in over 150 countries enjoy our brands every day. 
Our secret to success is ensuring our associates treat the business as if it were their own and ensuring that we harness the individual strengths of our people. 
We also place great emphasis on being a responsible company with an eye on the future. 
We are seeking to recruit a Logistics Manager reporting to the Factory Manager.

Job Purpose
 
Provide Logistic support in line with the corporate mission through optimization of the Supply Chain efficiency and activities to achieve the highest level of customer service at minimum operating cost.   

Key Responsibilities
  • S&OP leader, managing Supply Management Review.
  • Responsible for setting up inventory levels, implementing efficient production planning activities, effective negotiation of key projects and timely delivery of capital on site.
  • Develops and executes annual plans and budgets related to capital, Service level Agreements, purchasing, transportation, storage, and Import/Export in line with both local Supply Chain and Corporate strategies.
  • Develops implements and maintains all Supply Chain systems and procedures under his/her influence to comply with the Company Financial guidelines, Government regulations and corporate standards.
  • Managing all inventories (raw materials, finished goods and customer inventories as appropriate) to agreed optimal levels.
  • Deliver projects that implement the logistics network strategy for the business and understand the impact to the entire supply chain.
  • Provide regular assessment of associate performance keeping a high level of motivation and engagement within the team.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role with a FMCG company.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in setting and managing end to end solutions.
  • Must have demonstrated experience on leading S&OP. Proficiency in Microsoft office and SAP experience is an added advantage.
Key Competencies
 
Leadership Capabilities: 
  • Motivating Others
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Negotiating
Technical/Functional Skill
  • Logistics Management
  • Planning
  • Business Process Application
  • Customer Focus
How to apply:
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Friday 12th July 2013 to:
 
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100
 
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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