Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

Job Title: Program Coordinator
 
Reporting To: Group Head of Program Management
 
Salary: Open
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Positions: Two (2)
 
Job Purpose: To ensure the effectiveness of company’s risk management, controls and governance process.
 
Our client in the Energy Sector with operations in several countries is seeking to engage a self- driven; result- oriented PROGRAM COORDINATOR to be based in Nairobi, to assist in driving the company’s mission. 

However, the job may involve a lot of traveling in and out of the country.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for performing special projects to improve process efficiency and performance as assigned by Management
  • Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the group or country performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan
  • Demonstrate insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools, and concepts, to provide practical counsel to management in order to drive business results
  • Research and resolve Business Unit(s) inquiries for assigned functional areas
  • Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the division’s performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making business and investment decisions
  • Prepare plans of action for projects or other decisions based on financial analyses
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop plans, write ups, projections, analyses for new business opportunities or projects
  • Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the oil industry and other relevant fields
Key Qualifications, Skills and Essential Attributes
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution
  • CFA / CPA (K) / ACCA
  • Financial modeling expertise a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Maturity, professionalism, and a high level of discretion
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can- do attitude
  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems
  • Strong presence with ability to interact with senior leadership
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
How to Apply:
 
Interested and qualified candidates to send their application to recruitment@odumont.com by 5th July, 2015, clearly quoting the job title in email subject.

Client Service Manager

Title: Client Service Manager
 
Industry: Hospitality
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Very competitive based on experience
 
Our client is a unique golf resort in Kenya & Africa and enjoys the goodwill of the international tourist market, as well as a diverse local individual and corporate clientele.  

An important segment of this clientele is the membership of the club, comprising important and influential persons, locally and internationally and from a multiplicity of sectors, disciplines and professions.
 
They seek to establish clientele in the East & Central Africa region, providing unrivalled facilities and services that meet the expectation of both individuals and business organizations.

 
Main Responsibilities
  • Designing and implementing a strategy for the effective management of the relationship between members and the club; with the objective of encouraging a high usage of the facilities and services offered.
  • Maximization of revenue earned through membership sales, subscriptions and member events. 
  • Ensure a consistently high standard of customer services to all members and potential members and have an open line of communication with all members.
  • Ensure that in your area of operation the Hotel maximizes revenue in all areas pertaining to Membership and Leisure facilities and oversee that there are no areas that are losing revenue
Business Growth
  • Design a range of membership that meets the needs and requirements of current and potential members, and in accordance with facilities offered by the club.
  • Clearly define the scope of services that should be provided for each class of membership.
  • Recommend pricing policies for services rendered to the membership, and in accordance with minimum profit levels as set by the General Manager the set targets.
  • Ensure that all services providers to the membership i.e. Bookings, Cashiering, Food & Beverage, Gymnasium, Golf Course, Tennis and Squash Courts, Shops, Security and Parking, Changing Rooms, Hotel Rooms and reciprocating clubs are properly informed of the expectations of the membership with regard to delivery of services and standard of facilities.
  • Bring to the attention of the General Manager services and facilities that do not meet with the expectations of the membership.
Administration
  • Ensuring that all correspondence is handled in a professional and expeditious manner.
  • Ensuring that all members who have defaulted on payment of their bills are put forward to the golf committee for posting. With copies of all posted members sent to the relevant outlets and departments.
  • Ensuring the timely dispatch of member accounts by the accounts department and the observance of credit limits as set out by the management.
  • Maintaining an accurate and updated members register.
  • Ensuring that membership cards and passes are dispatched on a timely basis.
  • Ensuring that all member queries and complaints are satisfactorily dealt with.
  • Ensuring that all functions and events, utilizing the leisure facilities of the club are properly booked, and departments concerned are briefed accordingly.
  • Monitoring and updating of notice board as necessary.
  • Attending Departmental Head meetings and briefings.
  • To keep a record of all proceedings at monthly golf committee meetings and ensuring that minute are produced within days of the meeting.
  • Preparation of annual return for submission of the registrar of societies.
  • Dealing with all matters pertaining to reciprocate membership with other clubs and in conjunction with the Resident Golf Professional.
Public Relations and Marketing
  • Work closely with the service departments, giving input to the overall Sales and Marketing strategy particularly local & overseas sales of rooms and food & beverage through the membership.
  • Develop a Membership Sales & Marketing strategy with the aim of progressively growing the membership and particularly the corporate membership.
  • Design membership application forms and other marketing collateral.
  • Ensure that the membership is fully aware of the range, pricing of services and facilities offered by the hotel and club, and tailoring such services and facilities to membership needs, as and when necessary.  This to include family and holidays events, corporate days and product launches.
  • Co-ordinate joint promotion programs with reciprocating clubs and resorts.
  • Manage the production of a quarterly Newsletter to members.
  • Managing club nights and other events in conjunction with the Captain, and introduce new members as necessary.
  • Manage the operation of the Hotel’s Pro Shop and any other openable venture related to our Leisure section.
  • Develop & rigorously market our leisure section to realize optimum profits i.e Swimming, Squash, Tennis, Jogging Track, Mountain Bike Riding and the Health Club- Gym, Saloon and Massage.
Qualifications
  • A degree in Marketing/Communications/PR or related field of study
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience  will be an added advantage.
  • An outgoing and friendly personality,hands-on and member-friendly.
  • Expertise in service excellence
  • Excellent communication skills
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Client Service Manager ) vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Friday 3rd  July 2015

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services
Nabui House, 3rd floor, Westlands
(Next to Unga House)

Accounts Assistant

Vacancy: Accounts Assistant 
 
Duma Works is recruiting for one of our clients
 
The hiring company is one of the leading event planning companies in Kenya. 

It provides event consulting and other services for corporate functions.

The company is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Accounts Assistant to work in one of the leading event planning companies in Kenya.

General Purpose
: To assist in carrying out daily accounting tasks
 
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Handle accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare statutory accounts
  • Reconcile petty cash
  • Follow up on debt collection
  • Create quotations and invoices
Education and Experience
  • CPA or ACCA finalist
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications
Key Competencies
  • Well organized
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Attentive to detail
Only those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their resumes to  apply@dumaworks.com with the subject line consisting of ‘Accounts Assistant 1779’, your NAME and PHONE NUMBER.

COSECSA - Programme Officer - Examinations and Training

Vacancy: Programme Officer - Examinations and Training

The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) invites applications for the Post of Programme Officer-Examinations and Training from suitably qualified persons.
 
COSECSA is a Constituent College of the East, Central and Southern African Health Community which is a regional organization set up in 1974 to promote the highest possible standards of health among member countries.

The College of Surgeons: The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) fosters postgraduate education in surgery and provides surgical training throughout the region of East, Central and Southern Africa. 

COSECSA is a non-profit making institution that currently operates in 10 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region which are Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 
 
COSECSA’s primary objective is to advance education, training, standards, research and practice in surgical care in the ECSA region. 

COSECSA shapes and leads the training of surgeons in the Sub-Saharan region. 

COSECSA delivers a common surgical training programme with a common examination and an internationally recognised surgical qualification.

Work Station: The Programme Officer will work for COSECSA and be based at the office of the College, which is located at ECSA-HC Headquarters in Arusha Tanzania.

Broad purpose of the post: The broad purpose of the post will be to support the delivery of the College's examination and training logistics by working closely with the College’s Senior Management, Examinations and Credentials Committee and the Council.

Specific Duties
  • Registration of candidates for COSECSA training programmes and examinations.
  • Maintenance, updating and pro-active collation of data for the College database of trainees, members, fellows, all surgeons in the region and the institutions in which they are based.
  • Receiving all candidates and Member / Fellow payments (by cash, online payment and bank transfer), recording and where necessary following up on, all payments.
  • Facilitating and administering imprests and other payments in cooperation with the COSECSA Treasurer, SPO and the Finance Department of ECSA-HC.
  • Formatting, distribution and archiving of written exam papers
  • Acting as the main administrative officer for Clinical / Viva examinations.
  • Preparation and custody of academic records and handling all related queries.
  • Basic administration and support of the e-learning platform and tracking candidate completion of online learning.
  • Basic administration and support of electronic logbooks.
  • Answering general queries from the public, trainees, members, and fellows.
  • Other general administrative tasks as may be required.
Educational qualifications and relevant working experience

The applicant should have a basic Degree in Administration, Management or Education. 

Relevant post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.

The applicant should have at least four years of work experience in a similar role. 

Experience working with academic training institutions will be desirable.

Essential skills required
  • Experience of coordinating examinations and/or managing training programs.
  • High level of personal integrity, demonstrable mature and professional attitude.
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced working knowledge of MS Office,Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Knowledge of using virtual meeting technologies such as video conferencing and skype.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Diplomatic and able to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with clients, associates and colleagues at all levels.
  • Time management and prioritization skills including the ability to work efficiently and on own initiative.
  • A willingness to take responsibility
  • An ability to assimilate and present information from a variety of sources to a variety of audiences.
Age: 28 - 45 years

Remuneration Package: An attractive package will be offered to the right candidate.

Contract Appointment: This is a two-year contract appointment with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Method of Application


Interested candidates should send:
  • Brief application letter stating why the candidate feels suitable for the post
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae to info@lincolneducationservices.com or mwalesophy@gmail.com
 

Mercy Corps: Programme Director - Nairobi

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. 

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
 
Programme Director - Nairobi
 
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps’ goal in Kenya is to strengthen and sustain capabilities of Kenyan society and stakeholders to be agents of positive change in their communities. 

It achieves this goal through three objectives: 

1) Strengthened ability of local, district, and regional structures to manage conflict and become managers of democracy; 

2) Empowered Kenyan youth to achieve a greater voice in national reform and create new livelihood opportunities and 

3) More resilient drought affected populations in North Eastern Kenya.
 
General Position Summary: The Programme Director will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision for the program, managing staff and resources to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget. 

The Programme Director will supervise key program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations. 

He/she will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders for the program. 

Involvement of and communication with four consortium partners will be key in maximizing partners’ programme contributions and ensuring programme success.

Essential Job Functions:
 
Program Implementation
  • Provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of program implementation, development and management.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities, government strategies and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles and strategic plan.
  • Ensure adherence to the grant agreement and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the workplans, schedules and performance of consortium partners and sub-grantees. 
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting
  • Facilitate the achievement of program targets and objectives and lead efforts to design effective M&E systems with consortium guidance.
  • Ensure timely and quality formal and informal reporting on all aspects of the program that includes feedback loops with team members and consortium partners.
  • Ensure program monitoring staff lead the process of converting monitoring information to useable forms for program managers and staff to act on it and make management decisions.
  • Ensure that M&E staff focus on assisting programs to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
Coordination and Representation
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.
  • Contribute to country and regional team-building efforts and strategies, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
Program Support Operations
  • Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources.
  • Propose the design of new local policies as needed and in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.
Security
  • Work closely with the country teams’ security focal points to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.
  • Ensure program staff members adhere to all Mercy Corps security protocols.
Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Supervisory Responsibility:
 
Direct supervision of: 2 Programme Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
 
Accountability: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 
Reports Directly To: Country Director, Kenya (with a dotted line to Uganda Country Director)
 
Works Directly With: Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, finance and operations personnel, other Programme Managers in both countries (where multiple programs operate), HQ RPT members, and TSU team members.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA, MSc or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field.
  • Ten years of relevant experience including five years in a senior management position at a regional/cross-country level.
  • Experience managing Resilience and/or Climate Change Adaptation projects required
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of donor rules, regulations and compliance issues
  • Experience implementing activities in East Africa, and specifically Kenya and Uganda – with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context of both countries
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Proven understanding of resilience approaches and strongly prefer understanding of Mercy Corps’ resilience approaches.
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, and resilience programming;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Success Factors: The successful Programme Director will possess demonstrated management skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships. 

He/she will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programs within the parameters of the program grant and Mercy Corps’ regional strategy. 

S/he will also have proven experience working with cross-cultural teams, mentoring staff, and staff development. 

Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. 

The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

The successful Programme Director must be comfortable operating and traveling in a sometimes volatile security environment and therefore, changing plans and program tactics accordingly.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before 26th June 2015 by 4.00pm. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Mercy Corps: Program and Partnerships Director, Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. 

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
 
Program and Partnerships Director, Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program 

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps’ goal in Kenya is to strengthen and sustain capabilities of Kenyan society and stakeholders to be agents of positive change in their communities. 

It achieves this goal through three objectives: 

1) Strengthened ability of local, district, and regional structures to manage conflict and become managers of democracy; 


2) Empowered Kenyan youth to achieve a greater voice in national reform and create new livelihood opportunities and 

3) More resilient drought affected populations in North Eastern Kenya.
 
General Position Summary: The Programme Director will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision for the program, managing staff and resources to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget. 

The Programme Director will supervise key program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations. 

He/she will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders for the program. 

Involvement of and communication with four consortium partners will be key in maximizing partners’ programme contributions and ensuring programme success.

Essential Job Functions:
 
Program Implementation
  • Provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of program implementation, development and management.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities, government strategies and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles and strategic plan.
  • Ensure adherence to the grant agreement and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the workplans, schedules and performance of consortium partners and sub-grantees. 
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting
  • Facilitate the achievement of program targets and objectives and lead efforts to design effective M&E systems with consortium guidance.
  • Ensure timely and quality formal and informal reporting on all aspects of the program that includes feedback loops with team members and consortium partners.
  • Ensure program monitoring staff lead the process of converting monitoring information to useable forms for program managers and staff to act on it and make management decisions.
  • Ensure that M&E staff focus on assisting programs to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
Coordination and Representation
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.
  • Contribute to country and regional team-building efforts and strategies, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
Program Support Operations
  • Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources.
  • Propose the design of new local policies as needed and in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.
Security
  • Work closely with the country teams’ security focal points to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.
  • Ensure program staff members adhere to all Mercy Corps security protocols.
Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Supervisory Responsibility:
 
Direct supervision of: 2 Programme Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
 
Accountability: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 
Reports Directly To: Country Director, Kenya (with a dotted line to Uganda Country Director)
 
Works Directly With: Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, finance and operations personnel, other Programme Managers in both countries (where multiple programs operate), HQ RPT members, and TSU team members.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA, MSc or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field.
  • Ten years of relevant experience including five years in a senior management position at a regional/cross-country level.
  • Experience managing Resilience and/or Climate Change Adaptation projects required
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of donor rules, regulations and compliance issues
  • Experience implementing activities in East Africa, and specifically Kenya and Uganda – with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context of both countries
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Proven understanding of resilience approaches and strongly prefer understanding of Mercy Corps’ resilience approaches.
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, and resilience programming;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Success Factors: The successful Programme Director will possess demonstrated management skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships. 

He/she will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programs within the parameters of the program grant and Mercy Corps’ regional strategy. 

S/he will also have proven experience working with cross-cultural teams, mentoring staff, and staff development. 

Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. 

The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. 

The successful Programme Director must be comfortable operating and traveling in a sometimes volatile security environment and therefore, changing plans and program tactics accordingly.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before 26th June 2015 by 4.00pm. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Role Introduction
: Our client is a Tanzanian company which provides microfinance services with a focus to low income earners and SMEs in both urban and rural areas. 

In order to drive the process of rolling out the business operations of the initiative, the Board of Directors wish to recruit a visionary, experienced and talented individual of high integrity as the Chief Executive Officer. 

The CEO will report to the Board of Directors.

Role Profile

 
He/she shall be charge of all aspects of a bank's operations and procedures including:
  • Aggressively drive revenue growth tapping into the unbanked market and improving shareholder returns;
  • Lead the geographic expansion of the company within Tanzania;
  • Develop a formidable management team;
  • Build a strong financial services brand;
  • With support of the board, raise additional funding for growth;
  • Champion relevant strategic partnerships; and
  • Institute systems that consistently achieve planned results within a managed risk environment.
Desired Competencies
  • Entrepreneurial flare;
  • Commercial acumen;
  • Operational excellence;
  • People development; and
  • Drive for success.
Qualifications
  • A degree in business, microfinance, entrepreneurship, finance or similar qualifications with at least 10 years of senior management experience in a bank or retail financial institution; and
  • In depth understanding of the East Africa financial services industry.
How to Apply    

If you are qualified and up to the challenge, visit www.altimaafrica.com/careers.php and apply online by 5pm, 30th June 2015.

Receptionist Job in Kenya

Receptionist

Duties

Transport Management (Fleet Management)
 
Secretarial duties e.g. typing
 
Customer service / reception
 
HR knowledge will be an added advantage

Salary negotiable

Please forward CVs to hr@cloversmtc.com

Strategy & Innovation Manager

Job Title: Strategy & Innovation Manager
 
Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd   
 
Contract: Permanent       
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Available: ASAP

Profile Introduction: Our Client is a leading Insurance company with operations across the Greater East African region. 

Our client seeks to recruit a self driven individual for the position of Strategy & Innovation Manager - Reporting to the Managing Director.

Minimum Requirements
  • 7+ years progressive management experience, 3 of which must be in spearheading Project Management initiatives;
  • Bachelor’s degree in B.Com, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science or equivalent required;
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage; and
  • Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Access.
Job Specification
  • Strategic Planning, budget co-ordination and forecasting;
  • Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence;
  • Industry & Market Intelligence;
  • Innovation Management;
  • Strategic Risk Management; and
  • Medical Risk Management.
Competencies
  • Visionary Leadership;
  • Project Management;
  • Strong Financial Acumen;
  • Customer Focus & ability to Build and Sustain Relationships;
  • Operational Excellence with a strong Drive for Results and
  • Innovation and Agility.
How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge visitwww.altimaafrica.com/careers.php 

and apply online by 5pm 30th June 2015

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Administration Assistant

Job Title: Administration Assistant

Reference: 
AA_2015

Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd
 
Contract: Permanent       
 
Location: Nairobi

Available: ASAP

Profile Introduction: Our Client is a leading Insurance company with operations across the Greater East African region. 

Our client seeks to recruit a self driven individual for the position of Administration Assistant - Reporting to the General Manager (Operations).

Minimum Requirements
  • University Graduate;
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in Office Administration work; 
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Job Specification
  • Receive and respond to all incoming calls for the department and maintain detailed records of all the issues, especially those not addressed satisfactorily;
  • Attend to all incoming clients and refer them on who should assist;
  • Prepare general correspondence i.e memos requesting for cheques and follow-up with finance for payment
  • Collect all incoming mail from the mailroom and distribute for further action;
  • Organize departmental meetings and ensure minutes of the meeting are sent to the departmental members on time;
  • Maintain the Head of Department’s diary and book appointments as well as travel arrangements for the HOD;
  • Manage departmental stationery re-order levels and request for departmental equipment’s when need arises including branches (Brochures);
  • Assist in compiling and maintaining departmental leave days; Ensure all machinery are operational i.e. printers, extensions;
  • Maintain departmental files so that information is easily accessed and
  • Perform other duties as instructed by Management;
Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Reliable and Dependable;
  • Honesty;
  • Great Interpersonal Skills;
  • Speed and Accuracy and
  • Customer Focused.
How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge visitwww.altimaafrica.com/careers.php and apply online by 5pm 30th June 2015

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mercy Corps: Administration and Logistics Assistant - Wajir

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. 

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position.
 
Administration and Logistics Assistant - Wajir
 
Program / Department Summary: The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions. 

The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.
 
 
General Position Summary: The Administration and logistics assistant is responsible for assisting facilitating the administration and logistics functions at Mercy Corps field offices. 

Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance the Administration and Logistics Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
Assist operations functions at the field office as follows:
 
Procurement
  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Have a full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats and assist when required with training staff on these policies;
  • Assists staff as needed with creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collect quotations and bids from the market for PRs as assigned by supervisor based on Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with Vendors during collection of quotations and explain Mercy Corps formats as well as ensure that vendors use the provided forms.
  • Ensure fair competition and strict adherence to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations
Fleet management
  • Assist with general management of program vehicles in co-operation with the Logistics officer
  • Collect and distribute vehicle log-sheets to and from drivers
  • Ensure the vehicle movement board is regularly updated in liaison with the logistics officer
Administration
  • Assist in proper management and coordination of staff travel arrangements including transport
  • In conjunction with the logistics officer, support the administration, HR and IT focal points in Nairobi with adherence to their respective policies and procedures
  • Assist with collection and filing of timesheets, leave forms, and logistics files including PRs, log sheets and related paperwork in the field office.
  • Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, IT, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by MC staff. Provide training and guidance to MC staff, as needed.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of any necessary administrative and office management details including the maintenance of the premises and purchase of office supplies.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Office and logistics officer, prepare and track airtime allocation for staff and maintain the requisite records.
  • Assist in preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely monthly reports.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
 
Accountability: The Administration and Logistics Assistant will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission and will be accountable to following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Administration manual, the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.
 
Reports Directly To: Logistics Officer
 
Works Directly With: Program, Logistics Team
 
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in supply chain management; Office administration or experience in related field.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written English skills. 
  • Good computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not to delay program activities. 
  • A clear understanding of procurement and administration ethics and donor compliance is essential.
Success Factors:
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before 7th July 2015 by 4.00pm. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

International Potato Center - Project Accountant Job in Kenya

International Potato Center

Vacancy: Project Accountant
 
Ref.: 2015/004/NRS/SSA

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Project Accountant to support a USAID funded project in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
 
The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a global mandate to conduct research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweetpotato, and other Andean roots and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop management and sustainable management of natural resources.

The Position: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and CIP is seeking an experienced Accountant who will manage all financial processes associated with the USAID funded Projects in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), according to established standards, policies and procedures of CIP and the donor.

 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receive and review monthly field financial reports for consistency, completeness and accuracy of documentation and proper posting to the correct project budget item; this requires briefing assigned home office project staff to go over results of the review, especially in the context of programmatic activities;
  • Staying current with donor regulations and the award requirements identified in the CIP compliance matrix.
  • Ensure that expenditures meet donor compliance plans and regulations;
  • Ensure Partner or sub-grantee compliance with donor requirements;
  • Provide advice on ways to improve the field accounting function for multiple projects and multiple donors;
  • When applicable, review cost share documentation received from the field for compliance, completeness and accuracy; enter information into reporting documents;
  • When requested, and in conjunction with Program Managers or other staff, provide forms and worksheets to field finance staff as needed to track or document in-kind cost share, travel advances, allocation of costs among programs, payroll reports, etc. Assist staff in developing custom forms or worksheets as needed;
  • Assist Program Managers and other project staff in monitoring project spending levels against budget;
  • Set up a close out plan for the project;
  • Please visit our job opportunities website for a more details position description.
Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in the accounting/finance/administrative area;
  • Knowledge of the international development funding arena desirable;
  • Aptitude for understanding complex regulations and monitoring financial transactions and documentation for compliance;
  • Familiarity with USAID projects, FAR and ADS rules and regulations and OMB Circulars;
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced Excel skills and experience with automated accounting systems;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff where English is not the primary working language of the project.
Conditions: This is a Nationally Recruited Position limited to Kenyan nationals and permanent residents. 

The employment contract will be for a two year term with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth. 

The successful candidate will receive a compensation package comparable with similar organizations.

Applications: Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a letter of motivation, a full CV with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. 

Screening of applications will begin on June 30th 2015 and will continue until the post is filled. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

You can learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. 

Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

British High Commission in Kenya - HR Administration Officer - Ksh 129,949 per month (Diploma Holders)

British High Commission in Kenya
HR Administration Officer 
Section : Corporate Services
Grade : A2
Position type : 3 Months fixed term contract
Salary : Ksh 129,949 per month
Job Purpose 
The HR Administration Officer will join the BHC Joint Corporate Services team to assist with the day-to-day running of the BHC HR and Community Liaison Office portfolios. The successful candidate will need to balance competing demands from a diverse range of customers within the High Commission. In a busy office he/she will need to be a self-starter with the ability to manage a quality service and deliver at pace. S/he should also be an effective communicator and demonstrate skills in working well with others.

HR Admin Officer Job Responsibilities

HR Admin Responsibilities
  • Update and maintain the WIBA and medical staff list quarterly in collaboration with the Regional HR hub
    HR payroll functions, collating payroll paperwork ahead of 100% check by HR Manager
  • Act as Prism HR Administrator for locally engaged staff. Help new arrivals to set up their Prism accounts and close down accounts of former staff
  • Maintaining local HR records and weeding files for departed staff
  • Management of the Locally Engaged (LE) staff medical contract and liaison with the contractor on individual member issues
  • Update and circulate Next of Kin details every six months
  • Update BHC staff lists including new arrivals/departures
  • Track new staff arrivals and departures, changes in personal circumstances i.e. promotions and resignations and inform Accounts by 15th of each month
  • Maintain spouse call tree and ensure it is always up to date
  • Maintain workforce data and provide quarterly reports to the Post Management Board
  • Updating geographical expenditure data
  • Provide logistical support for job interviews and Regional Learning and Development Team (RLDT) training events.
Community Liaison Office Support
Information gathering and resource management for families, partners and officers (including those not yet at Post). This will include -:
  • Maintaining a list of spouse/partner employment opportunities at Post (including through the completion of the Diplomatic Service Families Association – DSFA Spouse and Partner Annual Employment Report)
  • Children’s education: completing School (and Nursery) Information Sheets for the Foreign Office (of authorised schools at Post). Regular monitoring of those schools
  • Monitoring and oversight of adult education opportunities; care and training opportunities; single officer and foreign born spouse/partner issues; recreational facilities
  • Arrival and departure coordination with the Joint Corporate Services Team
  • Updating of the Post “Welcome Pack” (produced for all new arrivals)
  • Updating of the Post Report and Post Fact Sheet
  • Completing the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) return
  • Providing guidance and support to UK-Based staff and partners on National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) requirements as employers of domestic staff
  • Upkeep and updating of the Community Liaison Office (CLO) pages on Post and FCO intranet websites.
Competences 
  • Delivering at pace
  • Making Effective decisions
  • Delivering a quality service
  • Collaborating and partnering

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience of developing good working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Advance level of English language and Kiswahili ( Intermediate)
  • Diploma in a Business Administration or related field
  • At least 2 years experience in an administrative role in medium to large organisation
  • At least 6 – 12 months experience in an HR department
  • Excellent IT skills (a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential)
  • Good oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and initiative
NOTE
All applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya with the correct visa/status or work permit.
The British High Commission in Nairobi is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
How To Apply
Please read these notes carefully to ensure that your application is received and processed.
All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English and application form, by email to: Recruitment.Africa@fco.gov.uk
BHC External Application Form – HR Administration Officer (A2) (MS Word Document, 84.5KB)
Internal candidates should also submit the above with a copy of their appraisals covering the past 24 months.
All candidates should use the following subject line for their email; 20/15 NR, HR Administration Officer
Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.
Internal candidates and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 20/15 NR, HR Administration Officer and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer.
Applications will only be accepted by email.
The closing date is 26 June 2015 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.

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