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Monday, July 27, 2009

UNFPA Jobs: National Project Professional Personnel

Vacancy No.: VA/FPA/KEN/18/2009
Post Title: National Project Professional Personnel
Duty Station: Ministry of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, Nairobi
Category: SB 4
Duration of Appointment: One year, renewable subject to need, availability of funds
and satisfactory performance
Organisational Unit: UNFPA Kenya Country Office

This position is open to interested Kenyans who should submit their applications to the
undersigned by 7 August, 2009. UNFPA reserves the right to support at the indicated or lower
level and prior to the closing date. Only short-listed candidates for the advertised position will
be contacted.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

• Under the supervision of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for
Youth Affairs & Sports (MOYAS), the National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP)
will substantively contribute to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the
implementation of the Action Plan for Health Programmes in the National Youth Policy and
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) and gender issues.
The Office of the Permanent Secretary, MOYAS will:

• Report progress periodically to UNFPA Kenya Country Office (KCO);
• Analyse and assess relevant technical, political, social and economic trends; and
• Provide substantive inputs and feedback to the implementation of the Action Plan for Health
programmes and in the formulation and evaluation of ASRHR programmes in the country
programme.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Terms of Reference (TORs) for the NPPP will include:

• Provision of technical and logistic support to MOYAS in coordination, implementation,
monitoring and supervision of the Action Plan for Health;
• Coordination of UNFPA support to MOYAS in the implementation of the Action Plan for
Health;
• Preparation and submission of programme and financial analysis and reports on the
implementation of the action plan, requests for funds, and ensuring MOYAS adherence to
UNFPA Kenya Country Office’s (KCO) requirement and procedures;
• Participation in the formulation of various Reproductive Health program documents for the
GOK and the MOYAS for UNFPA support;
• Facilitation of regular monitoring, supervision and continuous internal evaluation of project
activities;
• Liaison with the UNFPA KCO and MOYAS to ensure timely submission of work plans and
budgets, reports and other relevant documents, release of project funds and effective
implementation of the project activities;
• Collaboration with other institutions and organizations in the sharing of experiences and
lessons learned;
• Guidance and working together with MOYAS Officer assigned to the UNFPA Project;
• Participation in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office; and
• Creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging trends in RH and
gender issues, by analysing the implementation of the Action Plan strategies, approaches
and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management
for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
We are looking for candidates who have:

• Experience working with young people in the area of health;
• The ability for advocacy and advancing a policy-oriented agenda;
• A track record in innovation and marketing of new approaches;
• Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity;
• Skills to manage relationships, communicate and develop people; and
• Ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation.
Other Requirements:

Successful candidates must have a master’s degree in Public Health and/or other related field.
We expect professional experience of 3 to 5 years, preferably in programme/project management
in the public or private sector. Candidates are expected to be fluent in English Language and
proficient in current office software applications.

Applications with a current CV should be addressed to:

The UNFPA Representative
UN Complex Gigiri, Block Q, Room 205

P.O. Box 30218, 00100
NAIROBI,
OR

Email address: recruit.unfpa@undp.org

‘UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork,
respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to
maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

Technician for Construction and Maintenance of 66, 33, 11 kV and 415, 240 V Lines

ob applicant needs to have proven hands-on-experience in construction and maintenance of 66, 33, 11 kV and 415, 240 V Lines. A team player with good management and leadership skills.

The projected work is within a radius of approx. 200km from Nairobi-Kenya and recruited person may be required to travel within that radius.

Applicant must be Kenyan citizen or resident aliens authorized to work in Kenya.

Applicants with Certificate of Good Conduct may have added advantage.

Send us your curriculum vitae(CV) or Resume indicating, telephone, required salary and references.

Only applicants who meet hiring requirements will be contacted.

Adept Pacesetters Ltd is an equal opportunity employer:

Job Ref: 01/EL01
Human Resource
Adept Pacesetters Ltd.
P. O. Box 55672 - 00200
Nairobi, Kenya

www.adeptpacesetters.com

info@adeptpacesetters.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

Programme Manager: Cadale Vacancy Announcement: Medair

Medair is an International relief NGO, founded in 1988 in Switzerland

Medair East Africa runs programmes in Somaliland - Somalia

Programme Manager: Cadale Vacancy Announcement

Responsibilities include:

1) Programme Management
  • Manage the Middle Shabelle programme in South Central Somalia in partnership with a local NGO, so that proposal objectives are met within appropriate timescales and budget.
  • Technical support to national staff so that health projects are compliant with Medair, donor, Somali and international policies
  • Manage the necessary drugs and equipment, ensuring availability and appropriate usage
  • Provide logistics support for the relevant staff
2) Reporting and Communication
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals in collaboration with the relevant managers
  • Communication regarding all aspects of project planning and implementation with the relevant managers
  • Accurate and timely donor reporting
3) Staff Management
  • Coaching, training, and capacity building of all programme staff
4) Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Review reports for Middle Shabelle,
  • Facilitate feedback on programme activities from beneficiaries and authorities
  • Guide or assist in any evaluation activity taking place in the region
5) Representation and Coordination
  • Represent Medair in meetings in Middle Shabelle with authorities and NGOs.
  • Coordinate follow up logistical issues with the partners in the area
Requirements:
  • A Doctor or a Registered Nurse with a degree or diploma in public health or related field or its equivalent
  • 5 years clinical experience – 3 years management experience
  • Fluency in English and Somali (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of and experience in nutrition and health programmes; experience working for an international NGO
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written) in English; Proven ability of writing high quality reports
  • High sense of responsibility and good organisational, coordination and time management skills
  • Team player and able to work in a diverse cultural working environment
  • Very competent with Microsoft office programmes (in particular with word & excel)
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your letter of application and CV indicating daytime telephone contact.

Also include telephone and email contacts of two professional references and your current/ most recent employer to:

The HR & Training Manager - Medair East Africa Office,
George Padmore Road, Nairobi, Kenya

before Thursday 31st July, 2009 or mail to

Medair
P.O. Box 76575, 00508
Nairobi.

Alternatively they can be sent by email to: hr-nairobi @ medair.org

SACCO Manager Job Vacancy: United Women Sacco

The United Women Sacco seeks a highly motivated individual of professional integrity to fill the position of Sacco Manager.

The Sacco Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations to ensure excellent
customer service, accuracy of record keeping and enhanced profitability.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Apply effective financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Provide leadership to ensure the efficient management of resources
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • A relevant undergraduate degree in a business related field
  • Professional qualifications in banking, microfinance, accounting or cooperative management
  • Member of a professional banking or accounting body
  • Knowledgeable about the Cooperative movement – an advantage
Experience
  • Minimum five years experience in providing core banking or credit advisory services.
  • Hands on experience in the use of relevant banking, accounting and MS Office applications.
  • Experience in the micro-finance, banking or cooperative sectors will be an advantage.
  • Aged between 25 and 35 years
Qualified candidates should submit a Resume and Cover letter to the undersigned by Friday, 7th August, 2009.

Chair
United Women Sacco
P.O. Box 3228 – 00100 GPO,
Nairobi

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Merica Group of Hotels Job Vacancies

Merica Group of Hotels, a medium sized Company with hotel Establishments in Nakuru , Naivasha and Nairobi is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Food & Beverage Manager

Overall responsibility

Reporting to the General Manager, this position oversees the service and general operations of the Hotel.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Deputize the General Manager
  • Oversee the general operations of the Hotel
  • Ensure that events and conferences run smoothly
  • Ensuring compliance with licensing laws, health and safety and other statutory regulations.
  • Ensuring all statutory and general requirements regarding food and beverage operation are complied with
  • Ensuring that profit margins are maintained, agreed costs are not exceeded through effective control systems, including issuing against dockets, sales analysis, menu costing and cash checks.
  • Ensuring that consumable and non-consumable goods are ordered, correctly stored and issued to the various departments.
  • Ensuring that barmen and room service staff are well trained correctly and smartly dressed and serves their customers in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Responsible for maintenance of statutory hygienic standards in all areas.
  • Attending to customer complaints in a timely manner
  • Holding regular performance appraisals with all management staff, identifying areas for development and training needs, and ensuring that this training is effected.
  • General maintenance and upkeep of equipment and machinery.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time
Person Specification
  • A degree in Hotel Management with over 10 years experience in a 4-5 star hotel or a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management with 15 years of experience in hotel or hospitality industry in a 4-5 star hotel
  • A Masters Degree in Hotel Management is an added advantage
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Financial planning, strategic management and budgeting experience (is an asset)
  • Integrity and confidentiality
Executive Housekeeper

Overall responsibility

Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for supervising and controlling the cleaning and servicing of all rooms, restaurants, service areas and public rooms in the hotel. The position also ensures smooth coordination of the laundry sub department as well as reservations function.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Ensures that all rooms and public rooms are serviced ; and cleaned daily.
  • Ensures that function rooms are cleaned as soon as they have been used to ensure a fast turnaround.
  • Ensures that VIP rooms receive the designated extras.
  • Ensures an adequate supply of clean linen in a good state of repair.
  • Ensures that rooms are checked regularly for repairs and refurbishing, and that appropriate maintenance is effected.
  • Liaises with management and notify areas needing attention, in respect of decor.
  • Ensures that adequate supplies of cleaning materials are available.
  • Fulfills guest services and updates room status
  • Coordinates guest services
  • Ensuring that rooms have been serviced and maintained to the standards laid down by the Group.
  • Any other duties from time to time
Person specification
  • Degree in Hotel Management or Higher Diploma in Hotel Management with at least 8 years experience in a 4-5 star hotel
  • Supervisory skills
  • Public Relations skills
Executive Chef

Overall responsibility

Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for providing an efficient and cost effective food service to the establishment.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure that all menus are constantly updated, paying special attention to seasonal availability.
  • Ensure that all menus are calculated correctly to obtain maximum gross profit.
  • Ensure that all staff are constantly trained to effect good portion control and pleasing presentation of all dishes.
  • Responsible for smooth running of all kitchen departments.
  • Responsible for high hygiene requirements and that staff who are ill or injured receive the correct treatment or are not allowed to work.
  • Ensure that all staff are correctly dressed to satisfy statutory requirements as well as enhancing the image of the establishment.
  • Ensure that all stocks are ordered to the correct quantities, quality and price and to conduct regular stock checks/stock takes.
  • Ensure that all stocks are being kept securely and under the correct conditions applicable to each type of commodity stored.
  • Ensure that expenses are within budgeted limits.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Person Specification
  • Degree in Hotel Management (food production) with experience of at least 5 years experience which should have been served in a 4-5 star hotel
  • Higher Diploma in Food Production with equivalent with at least 10 years experience in a 4-5 star hotel
  • Excellent Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge in pastry kitchen Planning, procurement and Costing skills
  • Creativity and initiative is a must
  • International culinary skills and standards (international exposure is an added advantage)
A competitive package will be given to the right candidates.

If you believe that your abilities and experience match those listed above please send your application, detailed CV and testimonial to reach us by 7th August 2009 to:

The General Manager
Merica Group of Hotels,
St. Ellis House, 7th Floor
P.O Box 45675-00100,
Nairobi.

mericagroup @ mericaholdings.com

Braeburn School Arusha Teaching Vacancies September 2009

We are a dynamic and growing international school following the National Curriculum and part of a school group with a long history of providing quality education.

Our campuses are in the heart of Arusha and on the edge of the Maasai Steppe, Our 400 students range between the ages of 2 and 18.

We are looking for team players passionate about teaching, who would savour the opportunity to be an integral part of shaping and developing their school in order for it to provide excellent learning experiences for all its students.

We have vacancies for IGCSE and A Level teachers of the following subjects:
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Education
The ability to teach an additional subject would be an advantage

Starting Date for all positions: September 2009

Closing Date for applications: 31 July 2009

All Braeburn employees are expected to commit themselves fully to the curricular and extra-curricular aspects of the schools.

For further details please visit our website: www.braeburn.com.

Applications should be submitted to the Headteacher by email and include a letter of application, CV and contact details of at least two referees.

Contacts:

Mr Warwick Bailey,
Head of Schools
Primary & Secondary Schools:
Tel +255 (27) 2505716/7/8
Early Years Centre: Tel +255 (27) 2544006

Email:

enquiries @ braeburnschool.ac.tz

braeburnschoolarusha @ habari.co.tz

Nurse Career Opportunity: Oserian Development Company

Oserian Development Company Ltd is a leading grower and exporter of fresh
cut-flowers in Kenya. Based in Naivasha, we are seeking to recruit young,
dynamic and highly motivated professional to fill the following vacancy which
has arisen within our Medical facility.

1. Nurse
(1 Position)

Reporting to the Chief Nurse the position is responsible for all nursing functions
including taking vital signs and other observations, administering injections,
carrying out dressing, running the maternal and child health clinics, counselling
patients on various health issues including following Doctor’s prescriptions.

Ideal candidate must be:-
  • Between 24 – 35 years of age,
  • O level Education, C Plain
  • Holder of a Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN) from a recognised Institution
  • Registered with the Nursing council of Kenya
  • At least two years working experience in a busy health facility.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and familiarity with Health MIS is desirable
  • Training and experience in PMTCT,ART,Immunization and FP is an added advantage
Interested but qualified candidates should apply attaching their curriculum vitae
and supporting documents as to be received not later than 7th August 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Apply to:

Human Resources Manager
Oserian Development Company Limited
P. O. Box 2010, 20117, Naivasha

Or Email to: jobs @ oserian.com

Oserian is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Research Librarian Job Vacancy: World Bank Kenya

Research Librarian

Local Appointment (initial Two Years, subject to renewal)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The World Bank Kenya Country Office is looking for a highly organized and experienced professional to serve as the local Research Librarian based in Nairobi.

The Library and Archives of Development (LAD) provides information services to the World Bank Group.

The Research Librarian will work virtually with Washington-based staff; in person with country office based staff and may travel within the region.

The Librarian will work under the supervision of the Head of Research Services based in Washington.

Research Librarians at the World Bank are responsible for supporting the ongoing information resource and service needs of all employees.

They identify ongoing areas of interest to unit, World Bank Group and IMF staff to ensure that the library or information center continually updates and maintains its collections and resources, and notify staff of new items of interest.

They provide a complete lifecycle of reference and research services, from ready reference to in-depth research and occasional analysis. The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated expertise in various areas of information and library science, including having outstanding customer service, teamwork, communication and support skills.

The scope of the work of the Research Librarian includes providing professional library services in support of the library or information center; working independently as a virtual research librarian to staff at Washington and other regions; by phone, in person and virtually within the Africa Region; using technology to serve a diverse and increasingly decentralizing workforce; and leading a project under supervision.

The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

(i) provide Tier 2 reference and research through basic and advanced searches in local databases and other resources. Conduct extensive research on multiple development topics.

(ii) respond to requests for information from staff. Redirect requests to other librarians, subject matter experts, or other units, as necessary.

(iii) collaborate with Knowledge Management staff in relevant client groups to integrate and leverage library services and collections in the work of institutional Knowledge Management.

(iv) select new titles (both electronic and print) for collection development in support of institutional priorities.

(v) collaborate with Country Office staff to gather local content valuable for the Washington Library collection.

(vi) participate and contribute to marketing and outreach activities, including the development of promotional tools and ideas.

(vii) engage in the design, development and delivery of training and learning activities.

(viii) compile and record research and training statistics.

(ix) provide content for Library Network web site and suggests content for other departmental sites.

The successful candidate will have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (in Liberal Arts, Library Science, or Information Management); or a Bachelor’s degree supported by a library qualification; or a Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent degree is
preferred.

The successful candidate will have at least four (4) years direct relevant experience in functional position or related work experience.

Among other competencies, s/he will have expert knowledge of practices for developing, organizing, and preserving library collections; and demonstrated working knowledge of library trends, software products, teamwork and customer service skills; proficient knowledge of records management practices including retrieval, reference, research, and advisory services.

Electronic Applications:

For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit the electronic application at www.worldbank.org/careers click on >employment opportunities >professional/technical staff opportunities >current vacancies> job# 091266 to submit your application electronically to the World Bank.

Email or postal/paper applications will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of your electronic application is end of day August 7, 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified candidates of diverse background (gender, religious, ethnic, disability etc) are encouraged to apply.

Project Assistant Position Announcement: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Ref: PA/PLE/07/09

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI )is a globally networked research institute based in Africa. ILRI works to help reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries.

ILRI positions its work at the dynamic interface of poverty alleviation and sustainable livestock livelihoods. Our staff work in partnerships and alliances with hundreds of organisations in developed and developing countries, including some of the finest universities and research institutions in the world.

ILRI’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our staff are also based in partner institutions in other parts of Africa and in Asia and Latin America.

We employ more than 700 staff from about 40 countries and are one of 15 centres around the world sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is seeking to recruit a Project Assistant to support the People, Livestock and Environment Theme activities.

Specific duties will include:
  • Assist in management of donor-funded projects especially related to budget monitoring and tracking of project finances e.g. tracking expenditures, reversals, summarizing and tracking funds for partners/collaborators and preparing invoices
  • Assist in preparation of regular project financial and administrative reports, including the preparation of documentation for donor reports
  • Support development of theme budgeting
  • Ensure quarterly financial returns are submitted, review advance requests and financial returns by field offices and partners
  • Regular review staff costs and advice on required adjustments when necessary
  • Provide other finance support such as facilitation or travel advances to the Markets Theme Team, manage petty cash, review expense claims and prepare payment requests
  • Assist in sourcing documentation and procurement of project supplies, materials and equipment
  • Support other Markets Theme finance and administrative duties such as coordinating logistical arrangements for meeting and travel when necessary.
The successful candidate should have:
  • Diploma in Business Administration or related field. A related university degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience in finance and administration support
  • Training in basic management courses, including basic accounting
  • Computer skills, including sound knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Sun System would be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good personal organization skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good judgement and willingness to take initiative
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to availability of funds. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within ILRI’s NRS scheme.

Applicants should quote position reference number and include the following: a complete CV with telephone number; the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees; academic transcripts; and photocopies of certificates to the

Human Resources Office,
ILRI, P.O. Box 30709 00100,
Nairobi.

E-mail recruit-ilri @ cgiar.org by 7th August 2009.

Only those short listed candidates will be contacted

To find out more about ILRI, visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage women to apply for this position.

Manager in Human Capital Advisory Services Job Vacancy: Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte Consulting Ltd is a leading provider of world-class professional services
dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients.

We offer clients much more than depth of expertise.

We take great pride in our ability to deliver consistent global service and to place highly professional individuals in consulting teams anywhere in the world. This stems from our strong belief that only exceptional people can provide exceptional services to our clients.

Our internal culture encourages and supports the best people and we have undoubtedly come to be recognised as the employer of choice for top talent in East Africa as well as globally.

We strive to attract and retain people with the capacity to continually contribute to the growth of the firm, sustain a high level of performance and to develop and grow as individuals.

Deloitte Consulting Ltd is looking for a talented individual to join our Human Capital
Advisory Services team in Kenya in the role of Manager.

The Role

The Human Capital Manager will be responsible for leading teams undertaking multidisciplinary assignments which focus on the following areas among others:
  • Change management;
  • HR Transformation;
  • Organisational restructuring; and
  • Performance management.
We offer these services to both private and public sector organizations.

The Manager will be required to provide leadership to the team of Human Resources Consultants and continuously ensure exceptional management of client relationships, quality service delivery and effective management of service line performance matrices while maintaining high levels of team motivation.

A key area of responsibility will be to develop human resource business opportunities in the Kenyan market.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • High levels of personal motivation and energy;
  • Strong ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Ability to work in and manage a team;
  • Ability to develop and manage client relationships;
  • Highly developed project management skills;
  • At least 8 years' of relevant working experience with at least 2 years in a consulting environment; and
  • An MBA from a recognized academic institution.
To the successful candidate, the firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energised team environment composed of individuals who are committed to working well together, producing results and enjoying it.

If you feel passionate about a career in our Consulting services and want to benefit from an environment where there is growth, real investment in people and a wealth of opportunities to progress, please visit our website and apply online on
www.deloitte.com (Careers > Experienced hires > Kenya > Job search> Manager
Human Capital Consulting).

To be considered your application must be received by 7th August 2009.

Only online applications will be considered.

Telecommunication Jobs Vacancies

Core Network Engineer

The core Network engineer will be responsible for implementing, maintaining and operating the Core Network components such as NSS, BSS, IN and OMCs.

The Core network Engineer will be proficient in IP Network and Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Network product.

A minimum of five (5) years experience is required, the pay is very competitive with benefits

IN Engineer

The IN Engineer will be responsible for deployment, maintaining and operation of Alcatel-Lucent IN.

The IN Engineer will have a solid understanding of both 2G/3G systems, experience with SS7 signaling and general SS7 connectivity i.e. SSP, SCP, STP, MTP etc. the IN will be responsible for interacting, analyzing and troubleshooting SS7 connectivity, Billing Systems.

The IN Engineer will be proficient in IP Network and Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Network product. A minimum of five (5) years experience is required, the pay is very competitive with benefits.

SMSC/OMC Engineer

The SMCM/OMC Engineer will be responsible for maintaining, controlling and operation of Alcatel-Lucent OMC-R and OMC-S. the engineer will be responsible for daily operation and maintenance of the systems.

The SMCS/OMC Engineer will develop an appropriate scheduling, planning and training of Junior Engineers. The SMCS/ OMC will have in depth knowledge of the SMCS and NMS system functionally. The Engineer will be proficient in IP Network and Alcatel-Lucent OMC and OSS and Mobile Network product.

A minimum of five (5) years experience is required, the pay is very competitive with benefits.

Billing Support Engineer

The Bill Support System Engineer will be responsible for all fact of billing and Business Support System product management. The BSSE will Support, Maintain and mange the billing Systems, system add, moves and changes will be managed by BSSE.

The BSSE will interface with Vendor, Accounting and Finance.

The Billing system support engineer will be knowledgeable in all popular telecom software and protocol including TCP/IP.

A minimum of five (5) years experience is required, the pay is very competitive with benefits.

Contact: telecomjobinsomaliland @ yahoo.com

Duty Station: Somaliland, Hargeisa

Credit Manager

A leading finance institution is seeking applications from motivated, result driven professionals for the following post:


Credit Manager

Reports to: Chief Manager Operations

Key Role:
  • Developing and Operationalising sound Loan Portfolio Management through efficient and effective Credit Risk Analysis.
  • Reviewing Loan Applications to ensure adherence to the Institution's Credit Manual prior to approval.
  • Developing and Implementing sound Debt Management Strategies.
  • Developing and Implementing appropriate strategies for attracting and retaining prime clients that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Institution.
  • Rolling out new products to increase the volume of business that will enhance the Institution's revenue base.
  • Developing and Reviewing Performance Standards for Branch Networks with a view to enhancing their efficiency.
  • Responsible for preparing Quarterly Reports on the Credit Portfolio and Branch Network Performance for decision making by Management and the Board.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in a business related field.
  • MBA or it's postgraduate equivalent will be added advantage.
  • Over 5 years at Senior Management Level.
  • Working experience in Credit/Lending in a Financial Institution.
  • Competent in ICT/MIS Systems.
  • Cross-cutting skills.
  • Results Oriented
(Anyone currently earning less than Kshs. 200,000/= gross monthly salary is unlikely to be considered for the position)

Those who had previously applied and meet the job requirements are encouraged to re-apply.

Applicants should send their detailed CV's and application letter indicating current remuneration, telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials to:

DN.A/330
P.O. Box 49010, GPO 00100
Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Any candidate who is found canvassing will be disqualified.

We are an equal opportunity employer and successful candidates will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with their experience and qualifications.

All applications should be received on or before 31st July, 2009.

Social Protection Adviser in Africa Vacancy: Help Age

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

The Social Protection Adviser will provide advice to African governments on social
protection and influence the regional and national debates on the provision of
social protection across a number of African countries.

The post-holder will have a proven experience of working in development in Africa and strong experience at engaging in and influencing development policy at national and regional level.

You will have a strong ability to engage with governments, parliamentarians and the African development community.

Educated to degree level in a relevant social science, excellent research and analytical skills are essential for this role.

Strong communication and team skills to work closely with HelpAge professionals in Africa and internationally is a must. Experience of working on social protection would be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

Closing Date: 2 August 2009

For further information on how to apply, please visit www.helpage.org at the jobs
sections (overseas vacancies) or use the following link http://www.helpage.org/
Aboutus/Jobs/Overseasvacancies/iPsT

Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Vacancies

Spanish Teacher

Biology Teacher

Maths /Physics Teacher

IT Teacher

Food & Nutrition Teacher (part time)

Requirements:

Applicants must have B.Ed degree in respective areas and minimum of 3 years in a reputable school that teaches IB/IGCSE curriculum.

Interested candidates should send their CV’s including references and a personal statement by 7th August 2009 to:

Human Resources Manager
Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya
P.O Box 41440-00100, Nairobi

Email: hr @ akesk.org

Financial Controller Job Vacancy

Our client, a leading, visionary institution of high repute, currently strategizing for growth in a competitive market segment in Kenya, wishes to recruit a Financial Controller to strengthen its management team

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO, the Financial Controller will provide strategic leadership in business and financial planning, including management and development of polices, systems and processes that will safeguard financial resources and lead to attainment of set goals and objectives.

Primary tasks will be to:
  • Coordinate the preparation of budgets for resource allocation and control and ensuring that these are achieved
  • Develop and review financial policies and procedures for sound financial management
  • Manage the activities of Finance Department for smooth operations
  • Advise management and the Board on all financial matters for sound decision making
  • Analyse management accounts and prepare reports to facilitate timely financial decision making
  • Coordinate external audit to ensure timely production of financial accounts
  • Manage revenue and expenditure for financial sustainability
  • Manage assets for accountability and to ensure realization of business objectives
  • Maintain custody of financial documents for security
Qualifications & Experience

We invite applications from candidates who possess B. Comm Accounting Option degree or equivalent qualification and who are fully qualified CPA (K).

An MBA or MSc in Finance or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage.

Candidates should have over seven years accounting and finance experience, having risen to Head of Department in a large institution.

They should in addition have expertise in the development and management of long-term strategies, proficiency in IT and a strategic mindset with leadership, analytical negotiation and interpersonal skills.

A negotiable remuneration package will be offered to the selected candidate and there are attractive long-term benefits attached to this position

Ref No. 211/HW/FN

State how your experience matches the specification, enclose C.V. and quote Job Ref No. Canvassing will disqualify.

Hawkins Associates Ltd
Human Resources Consultants
21, Muthangari Rd. Lavington
P.O. Box 30684, 00100 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hawkins.associates @ khigroup.com

Micro Finance Institution Vacancy Announcement

A leading micro finance institution is seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible persons to fill the following positions:

Branch Manager

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the job holder will be responsible for administration, management and strategic positioning of the branch

Main Duties & Responsibilities

a) Oversee operations in the branch and ensuring branch compliance with operational guidelines and procedures

b) Initiate and sustain branch strategies for growth in line with the organizational strategies , set targets and Provide a link between the branch and other organization’s stations/functions

c) Responsible for continuous performance management of all staff members in the branch and Provide leadership and build team work in the branch

d) Oversee production of timely and reliable reports

e) Responsible for customer relations and maintaining organization’s corporate image

Applicants must meet the following minimum academic qualifications
  • Graduate in Business Management/Administration, Micro finance, Entrepreneurship or any other relevant degree
  • Three [3] years relevant experience
  • Good interpersonal skills /Public relations
  • Highly Analytical and organized decision maker.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication & Customer handling skills
Other requirements
  • Must be Computer Literate
  • Able to work within given strict deadlines
  • High degree of integrity
Branch Operation Officers
[3 positions]

Reporting to the branch manager the job holder will be responsible for day today branch operations

Main Duties and responsibilities
  • Responsible for branch cash administration.
  • Ensure smooth operations of the branch
  • Follow up on implementation of all policies and procedures
  • Checking and supervising the work of branch staff below him/her
  • Production of requisite reports for that position
Applicants must meet the following minimum academic qualifications
  • Graduate in Management/Administration or any other relevant degree
  • Good interpersonal skills /Public relations
  • Analytical and decision maker.
  • A passion for continuing education
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • 2 years and above experience in a Micro finance institution.
Other requirements
  • Must be Computer Literate
  • Able to work within given strict deadlines
  • High degree of integrity
  • Excellent communication & Customer handling skills
Marketing Executive
[2 positions]

Reporting to the Assistant marketing Manager the job holders will be responsible for day to day marketing and promotion of the organization products and services

Duties and responsibilities
  • Promote and market the full range of the organization products and services across all market segments
  • Enhance business growth in both volume and value
  • Monitor and advice on market trends and competition through market intelligence and surveys
Applicants must meet the following minimum academic qualifications
  • A degree in marketing or equivalent
  • Competence in business development
  • 2 years experience in marketing preferably in a financial institution
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in use of IT
Application letters, current CV, Current and expected salary , copies of certificates / testimonials and a reliable day time telephone contact should be mailed or hand delivered addressed to: -

The Advertiser
DN.A/329
PO Box 49010-00100
Nairobi

So as to reach him on or before the 7th August 2009

Note- Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy for Clinical Officer: Mercy Mission Hospital-

Catholic Diocese of Nakuru- Mercy Mission Hospital- Eldama Ravine

Vacancy for Clinical Officer

Requirements
  1. Must be registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
  2. Must be trained in Anesthesia and authorized to practice.
  3. Minimum of two years experience in similar capacity
Applications, CVs & testimonials should be sent to :-

Human Resource Director,
Catholic Diocese of Nakuru,
P.O. Box 938-20100,
Nakuru

So as to reach us on or before 24th July 2009

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Consultancy Services for end of Project Evaluation: ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an international non-governmental organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia.

ADRA’s mission is to change one life at a time through enhancing development in individuals and communities.

ADRA is seeking to engage a consultant to conduct an End of Project Evaluation.

The objectives of the evaluation are to:
  • To assess the effectiveness of the project as per the approved performance.
  • Evaluate the intended and unintended benefits and their effects on sustainability of the project interventions.
  • Assess the efficiency of the project’s management systems.
  • Emphasize impact, examine the design, relevance and appropriateness project interventions.
  • Identify and make recommendations on areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Qualifications of the Consultant
  • Degree in Water Engineering or a relevant Social Science.
  • At least 5 years experience in the water and sanitation sector.
  • Good knowledge in small enterprise development, vocational training and project evaluations.
  • Must be experienced researcher and able to demonstrate understanding of working in emergency set-up.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia will be an added advantage.
Other requirements:
  • Ability to live in shared facilities with limited amenities, a valid passport and own Laptop.
Duration: 18 days.

For the full Terms of Reference (ToR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org.

Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal by 5th August 2009 to hr @ adrasom.org or info @ adrasom.org

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Longhorn Kenya Vacanct Positions

Longhorn Kenya is a leading Publishing company in East Africa.

We wish to recruit highly competent, proactive and self driven persons to fill the following positions.
  1. ECDE Editor: Ref-HR/LK-02
  2. Science Editor: Ref-HR/LK/03
Reporting to the relevant HOD, key responsibilities will include:
  • Sourcing and inducting authors and external readers to facilitate the production of manuscripts.
  • Evaluating manuscripts to determine whether they satisfy the Company's publishing requirements.
  • Undertaking substantive copy editing and technical editing of manuscripts to meet set standards.
  • Carrying out market surveys to identify publishing opportunities and enhance attributes to existing products.
  • Coordinating.the activities of typesetters, designers, illustrators and other suppliers to meet agreed production schedules.
Minimum Qualifications
  • ECDE Editor: Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Science Editor: Bachelor of Education - Biology/Chemistry
  • 1 year working experience in either editing or teaching in the relevant field.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
If you meet the above requirements, send your application with copies of certificates, testimonials and names of three referees including their email addresses so as to reach the undersigned on or before 31 July, 2009.

The Managing Director,
Longhorn Kenya Limited,
P.O. Box 18033 - 00500,
Nairobi.

Symphony Careers in Information Technology (IT)

We have 30 years of history spread across Eastern Africa and are the Leading Partner of IBM, SUN, LENOVO, GE, SAGE, CARE 2000, among others.

We are proud of our history and professional working conditions.

System Engineer - Sun Servers

Key Requirement
  • Degree in Electronics or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of experience in UNIX Servers with certifications
  • Preferably experienced and certified on SUN platform
Sales Executive/Manager for Service & Product Sales

Key Requirement
  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 2-3 years of experience in Technical Sales
  • Experience in handling per-sales, tenders and contracts
If you think you can be a positive contributor to Symphony's dynamic team, either email or drop your application letter and CV (not more than 2 pages) not later than Friday 07 August 2009 at Symphony.

When applying, clearly state the role you are applying for.

You are requested to contact the HR department on 13 August 2009 to find out if you are short listed for testing.

Testing will take place on 15 August. 2009.

Address your application to:

Human Resources Director,
Symphony, Symphony Place,
Waiyaki Way Slip Road,
P.O. Box 14201, 00800 Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: jobs @ symphony.co.ke

Horticulture and Food Security Specialists Vacancy: Kenya Horticulture Development Program (KHDP)

The Kenya Horticulture Development Program (KHDP) is a USAID-funded initiative to raise the incomes and food security levels of small-scale farmers through increased productivity and improved marketing of horticultural crops and products, including dried legumes and root crops.

We work together with the Ministry of Agriculture, grower associations, private sector investors and NGO’s, in their efforts to develop small-scale commercial horticulture in various parts of the country.

To add to our existing technical team, KHDP is recruiting Agribusiness Managers and M&E Assistants to be based in our Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu and Kibwezi offices.

Since all interventions are managed through partner organizations applicants should have the necessary experience to represent KHDP at strategic planning meetings and to be highly effective in the implementation of joint venture activities with partners.

Candidates with experience in development work will have an added advantage.

Interested applicants should have the following qualifications:

Agribusiness Managers:
  • A degree or equivalent in horticulture, agriculture or a related agribusiness subject
  • Specialist knowledge of food crops including production systems for pulses and potatoes
  • Experience of irrigated horticultural production and marketing
  • At least three years successful experience in a commercial environment
  • Proven experience in providing business services and managing project partnerships.
  • Strong analytical, financial, computer, reporting and organizational skills.
  • A clean driving licence
Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants:
  • A degree or equivalent in agriculture, information science or a related subject
  • Strong computer skills
  • At least three years previous experience in data management and analysis
Appointments will be for a maximum of eight months only.

Applicants should send CV and salary history to angela @ fintrac.com by August 1, 2009.

Only applicants selected for interview will be acknowledged.

Field Officers Vacant Positions: Africa Harvest

Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI or Africa Harvest) is an International Technology Development and Transfer Foundation incorporated in the United States of America as a non-profit organization.

It has its headquarters in Kenya and operational regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto Canada and Washington D.C in the U.S.A.

The Vision of the foundation is an Africa free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The Foundation seeks to empower rural communities in Africa by providing appropriate technologies to boost their food production and income (see our website www.africaharvest.org)

The Foundation is seeking to recruit suitable candidates to fill the positions of Field Officer in the project sites in Chuka, Tharaka, Mbeere, Yatta, Embu, Mwingi West and North Kitui.

Key Responsibility

Reporting to Sorghum Team Leader, Technical Programme, the Field Officers responsibilities will be:
  • Mobilizing smallholder farmers into operational groups. Regular interaction with the farmer groups at key-sites and use of participatory approaches in constraint identification and solving.
  • Providing extension services for sorghum growing.
  • Developing relevant training materials, organizing training events and seminars for farmers and other stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of the target communities and ability to communicate in the respective local languages.
  • Development of the relevant data collection instruments for socio economic studies, farmer adoption of the growing of white sorghums, market studies, gender and environmental impact studies. Participating in field data collection, data compilation and analysis.
  • Networking with diverse stakeholders in the field to achieve the project objectives.
  • Ability to work in a demanding volume based project to support sorghum growing as a business.
  • Ability to document and write progress reports with all the supportive data, graphics and photographs properly referenced in the text.
  • Ability to plan meticulously and execute the plan.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, BEd. Science, Natural Resources Management or any other related science field with a minimum of two years post qualification work experience.
  • Proven performance and achievements in field work.
  • A good understanding of sorghum crop.
  • Team player, self driven, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of working with farmer groups will be an added advantage.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Networking and people skills
All applications should be sent with current CV, cover letter explaining your suitability for the job, salary expectations and three names of your referees. Hard copies OR electronic copies of applications should be submitted before August 31, 2009 to:

The Human Resources Manager
Africa Harvest P.O. BOX 642-00621
Village Market, Nairobi
Kenya.

E mail addressed: kenya @ ahbfi.or.ke

Africa Harvest is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.

Intex Construction Job Vacancies

We are a leading Civil Engineering Company with footprints in Kenya and East Africa. We are inviting applications from highly motivated, innovative and intelligent individual with impeccable leadership and managerial skills, for the below advertised positions:-

Project Manager/Site Agent - Roads & Bridges

Key Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the Project Director
  • Project Manager (Roads & Bridges) will be responsible for;
  • Day to day operations and overall administration of more than one project to ensure that
  • Overall management and administration of the various construction sites
  • Overseeing progress of work at all the sites and giving relevant updates to the Board of Directors;
  • Mobilizing site resources in the line with program of works provided by the Project coordinator;
  • Establishing proper internal monitoring, control systems and procedures to improve on efficiency and productivity;
  • Liaising with Head office to ensure company policies, procedures and systems are followed to uniformity throughout the organization;
  • Co-ordinating with government officials in monitoring the progress of work in various projects;
Required Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Project/Construction Management from recognized institutions;
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least 12 years relevant experience in construction of roads and bridges of which 8 years should be in a senior management position;
  • Must be a Registered Engineer with Engineers Roads Board (ERB) Kenya;
  • Be self driven and possess excellent interpersonal communication and sound management skills while demonstrating a passion for performance and achievement in competitive environment;
  • Be computer literate and aware of current technological trends for the construction industry;
  • Be willing to travel and work outside Nairobi to our various construction sites.
Site Engineer

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Senior Civil Engineer and will be involved in the following:
  • Civil Engineering projects related to road works and bridges;
  • Assist in the administration of the various construction sites within Africa;
  • Preparation of progress and programme of works reports at the sites and giving relevant updates to the project manager;
  • Estimation of quantities and costs for the planning, design and construction of civil works;
  • Analysis of construction materials and investigate Engineering problems;
  • Compilation and analysis of reports and making recommendations on how to solve existing problems.
Required Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be in possession of a degree in civil engineering with a distinction;
  • At least 7(seven) years relevant experience;
  • Registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Kenya
  • Possess knowledge of a computerized project management system and other relevant computerized systems;
  • Be a high performer, conversant with the trends in the construction industry;
  • Be highly organized and efficient and possess accounting skills to have an added advantage;
  • Be willing to travel and work outside Nairobi at our various construction sites.
Senior Quantity Surveyor

Reporting to the Project Coordinator, you will be involved in the following:-
  • Reading and analyzing contract documents and specifications in order to draw bills of quantities.
  • Evaluation of quotations prior to tenders/orders
  • Check measurements for interim payments and compute final pay quantities.
  • Preparation of Contractual documents, Sub- Contract Agreements/Documents.
  • Preparation of the monthly certificates based on contract conditions and specifications
  • Prepare daily or weekly take off site measurements of various activities from the contract bill of quantities.
  • Preparation of technical data for the Project
  • Preparation of variation order and evaluating claims.
  • Costing of projects( Preferably roads projects)
  • Preparation of monthly requirement of projects.
Required Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be in possession of a degree in engineering in Building and Construction Management
  • At least 7(Seven) years relevant experience preferably Roads and Bridges.
  • Be self driven and possess excellent analytical skills
  • Be highly organized with sound management skills.
  • Be willing to travel outside Nairobi to our various sites.
If you believe you are the one we are looking for, please forward your detailed Curriculum Vitae, Testimonials and Passport size photo on or before 30th July 2009 to:

The Human Resource Manager
P. O. Box 60293-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info @ intexafrica.com

Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Jobs and Career Opportunities

The Government of Kenya has embarked on major reforms in the country’s forestry sector.

As part of the reforms a new State Corporation, the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) was established to succeed the former Forest Department (FD) with effect from 1st February 2007.

KFS has an expanded mandate to manage the nation’s forest estate and provide high quality forestry-related products and services.

KFS seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results oriented persons to fill the following vacancies:

Head of Internal Audit
1 Position
KFS Grade 4

Specification

Reporting to the Director, the position serves to provide strategic leadership in the management of KFS internal audit function to ensure compliance to the set systems and policies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage operations of audit department to ensure achievement of set objectives and goals.
  • Risk facilitator for the organization
  • Reviewing and advising the management on adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Review means of safeguarding assets and verify existence of assets.
  • Advise management on effective cost control and revenue maximization measures.
  • Advise management on external audit queries
  • Oversee and ensure preparation of timely reports to the Director and audit committee.
  • Ensure supervision, appraisal and training of personnel in audit unit.
  • Developing and reviewing audit manuals.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned from time to time.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting).
  • CPA (K) /ACCA or equivalent.
  • 5 years working experience.
  • CISA or CIA will be an added advantage
Competencies
  • Professionalism – Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions.
  • Planning and organizing - Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
  • Communication - Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • Teamwork - Strong interpersonal and; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people.
  • Technological awareness – proficiency in computer skills.
Working Experience
  • At least 5 years experience in a large organization
Accountant 1
KFS Grade 7
2 Positions
(Account payables, Account Receivables and General Ledger)

Specification

Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration this position oversees the overall implementation of accounting procedures and practices including supervision and development of staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure payments ,receipts are promptly processed as per established procedures
  • Ensure timely and accurate bank, payroll and creditors reconciliation.
  • Prepare timely and accurate records
  • Ensure program allocation is adhered to as per approved procedure
  • Supervise ,appraise and ensure appropriate training of personnel
  • Perform any other duty as assigned from time to time.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) or equivalent.
  • CPA II or its equivalent.
  • Working experience of 3 years.
OR
  • Candidates without a degree but with CPA (K) and 5 years of experience will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
Accountants II
KFS Grade 8
4 Positions

Specification

Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration this position oversees the overall implementation of accounting procedures and practices.

Key responsibilities:
  • Monitoring receipts and maintaining books of accounts
  • Producing weekly revenue and expenditure returns
  • Keeping proper records
  • Supervising staff in the unit
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) or equivalent.
  • CPA II or its equivalent.
  • Working experience of 2 years.
OR
  • Candidates without a degree but with CPA (K) and 5 years of experience will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
If you meet the above criterion, please send your detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Kenya Forest Service,
P.O. Box 30513-00100 Nairobi.
Tel 3754904/6

OR

Hand deliver your application to the Headquarters at Karura off Kiambu road, Nairobi so as to reach him on or before 14th August 2009.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

You can visit our website at www.kenyaforestservice.org

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