Friday, November 21, 2014

Nine One One Group Limited a leading integrated security solutions provider with presence ¡n all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region seeks to fill the following vacancies;
 
1. Head of Finance -1 Position
 
2. Head of Marketing & Business Development - 1 Position
 
3. Head of Operations - 1 Position
 
Interested candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the Human Resource Department by email through hr@911group.co.ke to reach us on or before 28 November 2014

Job Title: Trade Manager
 
Department: Programs
 
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015

The Trade Manager will supervise a team of mobile Trade Specialists and will oversee efforts to improve access to market information systems, as well as the quality of available systems, and will also manage activities to facilitate market linkages and build capacity of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. 

The Trade Manager will provide assistance and expertise in the areas of trade facilitation, logistics, trade policy, and implementation of international and regional trade agreements, competition policy, and other general trade issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Trade Manager will manage the operational and technical management of all trade related activities throughout the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program in all three countries
  • Lead the design and implementation of all bank capacity building programs to include training Trade Specialists
  • Supervise up to 6 Trade Specialists and Trade Officers across three countries
  • Participate in value chain mapping and facilitate market information analysis
  • Contribute to the identification and development of trainings for agribusiness small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project activities
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation
  • Support the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations in the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities International.

Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in international trade, international business or other related disciplines. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a field related to international trade in Africa preferred.
Skills and Experience
  • At least 5 years of technical experience working with international trade, preferably in the fields of agricultural trade and investment, at least 5 years of which have been in developing countries (East Africa preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative solutions, and achieving measureable results in the areas of policy reform, advocacy, and policy analysis, training and capacity building of government.
  • Demonstrated experience using market facilitation principles
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties; E. Africa travel will also be required
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
 The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

How to Apply
Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P. O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Apply by Monday, 15 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 

CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Credit Specialist
 
Department: Programs
 
Reports To: Program Manager
 
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

The Credit Specialists will support partner banks in using the LGF to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs and associated actors – including through training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support Credit Manager in meeting program deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting and quality of data management
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation of bank staff trainings
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations of the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field.
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in microfinance or bank lending, including proven success in financial product development in East Africa preferred.
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office. Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania).
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

How to Apply

Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P. O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Apply by Monday, 15 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 

CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

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