Position: Statistician

Nairobi, Kenya

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a start up company revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We now have 25 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

About this position

Bridge is looking for a Project Managing Statistician who will be responsible for providing detailed answers and analysis to questions posed about the functionality and effectiveness of the processes and systems that run our schools.

The holder of this position must effectively manage the collection, input, archiving, analysis, and presentation of the relevant data from start to finish. Ability to manage a team of data entry personnel and creatively explore answers to myriad questions with that data will be key to success in this position.

This position will report to the Manager of Operations Systems & Analysis and work closely with the IT Department's Database Administration team.

Responsibilities of the Statistician

More specifically:
  • Partner closely with the IT Department to determine data collection, storage and reporting requirements and methods throughout all business processes, focusing on Key Performance Indicators as specified by company’s Process Engineers.
  • Coordinate with the School Support Officers to ensure timely delivery of field data, per the delivery frequency schedule.
  • Manage team of data entry personnel to ensure high integrity of input.
  • Partner closely with the IT Department to automate as much as possible the reporting of operations data and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Design and create data reports to track and present progress on operational performance goals to upper management in a timely manner.
  • Mine and analyze data collected by the organization with a focus on producing insights that will result in more efficient operations at scale.
  • Partner closely with Process Engineers to ensure Key Performance Indicators are relevant, realistic, and accurately measurable.
About You
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Data mining/Statistical analysis/Database administration
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively according to deadlines.
  • A Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or Econometrics
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visual Basic
  • Experience and proficiency with data mining tools (SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Minitab, R)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with accessing Oracle databases and generating SQL queries
  • Ability to be adaptive and responsive
  • Ability to offer recommendations and provide finished work products/analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills, high attention to details, process-orientation
  • Ability to organize information and data into user-friendly, intuitive formats
  • Analytical and process management skills with a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into data reporting requirements
How to apply

Applicants should go to Bridge International Academies website – job postings- where all the new jobs are listed

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2011

Mt. Kenya beer distributors ltd are appointed distributors for East African breweries products in Embu, Mbeere, parts of Kirinyaga, and parts of Meru.

We are looking to recruit a Sales Manager with the following qualities:-

  • Graduate degree holder preferably in business, administration, and economics
  • Previous experience in sales and marketing in FMCG's
  • Thorough knowledge of the local market will be an added advantage
  • Valid driving license
  • Computer literate
Skills Needed
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Strong team player
Applications addressed to the Managing Director to be e-mailed to mtkenya.oriental@yahoo.co.uk so as to be received not later than 21.02.2011

An Embassy is looking to fill the position of Deputy On-site Manager to manage their customer service for their Missions in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Candidate can be based anywhere in Kenya and will work through and receive management and administrative support from the Program Office.

This person will be part of the team that provides first point of contact for all issues/changes required by the Missions supported and will deal with any issues from applicants in dealing with our service.

In addition, if crowd control employees are hired by us at the Consulates, they will assist with the identification and hiring of those people, as well as provide supervision for them.

Essential Functions
  • Receive training and become knowledgeable in areas concerning visa law as this will be essential in performing his/her duties, and, in turn, conduct training sessions and draft Mission-specific reference materials for contact center operators in cooperation/coordination with the Operations Manager;
  • Coordinate directly with the Consular Manager on uniform procedures among all visa issuing posts Mission-wide (e.g. documents required, opening hours, application procedures, handling of emergency cases, etc.);
  • Ensure liaison with the Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Ensure liaison with the Missions and Consular Sections supported.
  • Ensure liaison is maintained with our call centers (located in other geographic areas)
  • Assist as needed with training of call center agents in Visa Law (immigration and non-immigration) as required (this would be minimal)
  • Work closely with the Call Center to resolve problems, seek solutions, receive reports, establish new procedures, perform quality control checks, review operational standards, etc.
  • Oversee quality control for all visa-related information disseminated throughout the Missions;
  • Draft, edit and update scripts for all aspects of the Consular Information System in a timely manner, and provide translations of those materials as required;
  • In cooperation/coordination with the Onsite Manager and Task Order Manager, establish new services if/when the Mission opts to choose additional services as outlined in the contract;
  • Resolve customer service issues as they concern the quality of services offered to the applicants by the Mission (i.e. investigate complaints for validity and take appropriate action to improve service, such as conducting follow-up training sessions for courier services, etc.);
  • Provide assistance in fielding customer relations issues by providing potential visa applicants whose questions were unable to be answered by the call center operator service with correct and/or follow up information as soon as possible;
  • Escalate those emergency cases, in which the contact center operators have exhausted their resources to answer, to the designated direct-hire employees for action. It is envisioned that this will represent a small but critical number of callers.
  • Coordinate public relations efforts if/when requested by Consular Managers (such as giving presentations to exchange organizations, chambers of commerce, tour of call center, etc.);
  • Provide accurate weekly and monthly statistics
  • Provide PMO with weekly and monthly narrative reporting on OM activities.
  • Regular updating of visa information mediums (Information services, Integrated Voice Response)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with visa applicants
Essential Knowledge
  • The Deputy On-site Manager must be fluent in English and any other language skills are a plus.
  • Written and oral communications skills must be excellent.
  • Must be able to plan and organize work schedules to meet client's requirements.
  • Advanced computer skills in the Microsoft family of Windows based software are essential. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and Internet research skills.
  • Experience in public relations, project management, and basic accounting skills are a plus.
  • Position is in a high visibility area and requires a mature self-starting individual with excellent communications skills.
  • The DOM must possess the ability to work independently and as a team member with willingness to learn new skills, management techniques, and procedures.
  • Must possess effective interpersonal skills.
Essential Education
  • A university degree or complimentary experience in technology related activities are considered useful.
  • Computer skills that are current and ability to effectively communicate daily with primary customer and CSC management are essential.
Essential Skills

The Deputy On-site Manager will be the prime point of contact for all daily local operational matters, including scripts, quality control, and review of current business practices and procedures.

The DOM will respond, coordinate and provide service to the Consular Managers as well as receive guidance and report to the CSC OM, TOM and/or the CSC Program Manager to ensure a high standard quality of service is maintained.

Consular Managers will be asked to provide input on the DOM’s overall performance and responsiveness to the mission that is being served. These will be conducted on a quarterly basis and will be forward to the CSC management team as part of an ongoing quality review of performance feedback.

Organizational Fit
  • Must be able to interface successfully at all levels within an organization, including telecommunications and a wide range of technical service providers.
  • Strong training and interpersonal skills will enhance this management position.
  • In addition the candidate must be:
  1. Fluent in English (unique working language)
  2. Strong organization & teamwork skills
  3. Diplomacy, efficiency,
  4. Must be able to travel
  5. Must be able to qualify after extensive background checks

A successful candidate could live in Kenya – but must be able to minimally visit the Posts in supported countries to meet required contract minimums – the schedule TBD.

DOM will be in daily contact with Missions and OM in a support capacity and will be available by phone and email.

Interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover page to kenyanrecruiter@gmail.com

Include current and expected remuneration details and availability.

Position: Security Officer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Study, review and document security situation of KEC- Properties in Nairobi and its environment
  • Enforce procedural rules and regulations so as to ensure the personal safety of Secretary General, staff, visitors, and property of KEC-Catholic Secretariat
  • Maintains working knowledge of the locations of various departments, buildings, access routes and admission requirements
  • Operate and monitor security control panels alarms and related security equipment to provide area and visitor surveillance
  • Respond to and investigate security situations
  • Call Police or other authorities to investigate suspicious activities or security violations that require intervention
  • Report security and general maintenance problems to the Secretary General
  • Advise on developments in the area of Security to enhance vigilance
  • Foster involvement with others, outside immediate work unit to increase sources of information
  • Offer or obtain specialized information and provide assistance on general security matters within the organization
  • Implement procedures to ensure internal security
  • Receive and convey complex messages and instructions and take action accordingly
  • Exercises primary responsibility for the coordination and accomplishment of Security goals in the areas of data collection and crime analysis
  • Utilizing strong inter-personal, communication, problem solving, and other professional skills and training, maintains a calm and controlled demeanor while resolving stressful, crisis, or routine issues of security
  • Demonstrated abilities to independently and cooperatively plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate and evaluate multiple events and activities
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally, and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE)
  • Trained in a police or Military college
  • a minimum of five years of successful service in a post level of Chief inspector of police and above
  • Have thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement practices, including investigation and prevention of crime
  • have excellent management, and policing skills
  • Is not less than 35 years of age
Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility above.
Personal Traits
  • Must be a committed Catholic, with good recommendation from own Parish priest
  • Shows, in both belief and practice, deep commitment to the ideals and values of the Catholic Church
  • Is of attested integrity and has high personal credibility
  • Is visionary, innovative and assertive
  • Ability to relate well with people
  • Is able to work in a team and able to operate effectively in multi-disciplinary contexts
  • Treats all confidential information and documents with utmost sense of responsibility
Application Requirements

Applications should be addressed to:-

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800

Our recruitment procedures shall apply

Send in your application by: Thu, Feb 24, 2011

The Standard Group, multi- media house comprising the Standard newspapers, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS and recently acquired division of outdoor media services seeks to strengthen its Commercial function due to sustained growth in the business.

Business Executives

As part of our strategy to further strengthen and consolidate our lead, we are looking for strong and reputable team players who can join our commercial teams in Kisumu, Nyeri and Mombasa offices. The individuals should posses the following qualities, creativity, trustworthy, aggressive, reliable, commitment to duty and ability to meet deadlines.

The Business executives will be charged with multimedia sales, of KTN, The Standard, Standard online and Radio Maisha and other services as may be assigned.

Key Responsibilities
  • Achieving set annual and monthly targets for multimedia advertising sales.
  • To increase advertising opportunities within Standard groups products which will translate to higher revenues.
  • To follow systems and standards desired to deliver highest customer service to clients.
  • To support, maintain and grow business contacts with both the existing and potential advertising clients and agents.
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share
  • A bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration or any relevant degree.
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Proficiency in computer studies
  • Experience of 2 years preferably in media sales
Other attributes
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Below 35 years old
Interested applicants should send their applications and detailed curriculum vitae to either of the below addresses not later than 7th March 2011.

Manager HR & Administration,
Standard Group Limited,
P.O.Box 30080- 00100,

or businessexecutive@standardmedia.co.ke

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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