Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

The Kenya National Youth Development Programme

Assistant Project Manager / Liaison Officer

Location: Nairobi-Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports HO

Application Deadline: 11 May2011

Type of Contract: Individual Contract/Contractor

Duration of Initial Contract: 9 Months

Background:

The youth in Kenya (15-35 years) are about 11 million and hence account for about 33 per cent of the population. It is projected that by 2012, this number will have risen to about 16 million;

Only about 25% of youth are absorbed, leaving 75% not absorbed in the job market due to high level of unemployment and lack of vocational skills demanded by the economy.

Furthermore, some of those absorbed in the labour market have jobs that do not match their qualifications and personal development goals.

In view of these facts, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with financial support from UNDP has put some measures in place to contribute to the desired efforts of directing the potential of the youth by developing and rolling out a youth training initiative to empower the youth and catalyze competitive growth of trade by enhancing employment and injecting a new breed of productive labour force in the country’s economy in micro and small enterprises and reduce the propensity of the youth to engage in violence and crime.

The long term objective of this programme is to contribute to livelihood support for Kenyan youth.

Project objectives and expected outputs:

In order to achieve this objective the programme focuses on changing the mindset of young graduates by training in Business Skills & Entrepreneurship Development and generating a pool of Business Advisory/Trainers and Enterprise Development Agents, developing Youth Polytechnics curriculum and curriculum support materials, developing a National Policy for Youth Polytechnics’ and Vocational training

Deliverables
  • Training conducted and certification awarded to completed Business Skills & Entrepreneurship Development and Enterprise Development Agents’ trainees;
  • Log book for trainees and business experiencing placement;
  • Training progress reports;
  • Document at least three success stories/cases every quarter;
  • Quarterly progress and annual report;
Competencies:
  • Knowledgeable and experience in projects skilled to entrepreneurship development, vocational training and skills development;
  • Ability to deliver quality reports within the given time;
  • Familiarity with the challenges facing youth development and training;
Qualifications and Experience:
  • National consultant with academic and professional background in fields related to entrepreneurship, business education and vocational training;
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship development, Business/Technical Studies, Development Studies, or other related field;;
  • Be trained and certified or accredited as an Enterprise Development Agent under either the YES-MSE (UNDP/Ministry of Trade) or the Kenya National Youth Development & Training (UNDP/Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports) Programme
  • Additional training on youth management and youth development issues, an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with vocational training and TIVET will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience is required;
  • Ability to deliver quality reports within the given time;
Reporting:

For purposes of this assignment, the consultants will report to the programme Analyst, Poverty Reduction Unit and will use own computing equipment, facilities and office.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications complete with their current P11 form, CV with three referees to; consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us on or before 11 May 201 1

The full Terms of Reference (TOR) and requirement can be viewed by visiting the UNDP website:
http://www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurements

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KSLH is looking for a qualified, experienced and highly talented audit professional to join the team of senior management at corporate head quarters located at Mombasa Beach Hotel.

Reporting to the General Manager administratively and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board, he or she will be in charge of the Company Internal Audit Department:

Key Result Areas
  • Formulate and implement annual internal audit objectives and annual audit plan in consultation with the Audit Committee and management.
  • Lead and motivate audit staff in the effective and efficient execution of the audit plan
  • Issue periodic reports to management and the Audit Committee on the results of audit activities and make appropriate recommendations
  • Develop and maintain an effective internal audit control system
  • Ensure KSLH operates and complies with sound internal audit principles and best practices
  • Oversee the review and update, as and when the need arises, of the KSLH Internal Audit SOP manual.
  • Conduct special audit assignments as directed by the Board or management.
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting/finance option) or business related degree
  • CPA (K). Membership in a professional body (CIA, CFE, and CISA) advantageous
  • 2-5 years of progressively responsible accounting and auditing experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Hotel operations and systems expertise, practical experience in IA Software is preferred
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of Government audit regulations and practices
  • Outstanding problem solving and report writing skills
  • High level of integrity; solid team player
If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, please send your application and updated CV enclosing copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials. Indicate names and contacts of three referees, mobile phone and email contacts, current position and gross pay.

To be considered your application must be received by close of business 13 May 2011.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

General Manager (KSLH),
P.O Box 90414-80100,
Mombasa

Email: vacancy@kenya-safari.co.ke


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The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is an Africa based organization working in partnership with governments, agricultural research organizations, farmers, private sector, civil society and other rural development stakeholders to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa.

AGRA’s programs in the areas of seeds, soil health, market viability, supportive policies and innovative finance work to bring about transformational change across the agricultural value chain.

AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and the West Africa office in Accra Ghana.

Proposals Invited

AGRA seeks the services of consultants / firms to conduct a summative evaluation of some of the completed AGRA projects in 6 African countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

The proposals should be country specific.

The main objectives of the evaluations are to:
  1. Assess the extent to which project objectives were achieved
  2. How economically projects converted inputs into results
  3. Identify challenges and lessons that can feed into future project design, planning and implementation.
The assessment will include the formulation of key recommendations that will guide decisions on future project extension and project scalability.

Procedure for application

Interested parties are requested to send their proposals to: mande@agra-alliance.org by: 15th May 2011 TOR for the evaluation is available on the AGRA website and additional request for background information by interested parties can be sent to the same e-mail address.

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Mwala Water and Sanitation Company Limited is a registered Water Service Provider, contracted by Tanathi Water Services Board established under the water Act 2002 to provide efficient, reliable and economical water and sewerage services in Mwala District, Machakos County.

To strength our team of staff, the Board of Directors is seeking to fill the following key management positions in its establishment.

1. Managing Director (MD)

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the MD will have the overall responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the operations of the Company to ensure that it meets the consumers' and stakeholders' needs.

Key areas of responsibility will include:
  • Developing and ensuring the implementation of the Company's policies and strategies to ensure profitable operations.
  • Directing and coordinating the Company's operations and overall administration so as to ensure that the various organs of the company operate in conformity with the overall operational plans and performance targets and ensure compliance with sector regulation.
  • Coordinating and implementing all activities of the company in line with the policies approved by the Board.
  • Formulating and periodically updating the Corporate Plan including projections of any necessary expansion and development of facilities and extensions/expansions of business operations on core function areas of the Board for approval,
  • Development and implementation of strategic and business plans including preparation of annual work-plans and budget.
  • Ensuring proper management and operation of the institution on daily basis and compliance with the government legal regulatory directives.
  • Advising the Board of Directors concerning future activities of the Company and also on the objectives and policies as they affect the Company.
  • Implementing Board of Directors decisions.
Qualification
  • First degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Commerce or Business Administration or any other appropriate professional qualifications. A postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage, with at least 4 years experience in the water sector.
  • Or a Higher National Diploma in Engineering, Commerce or Business Administration, or other appropriate professional qualifications and at least 8years' working experience in a busy commercial utility environment, preferably in the water sector; with four of these years being at Management level.
  • Good leadership qualities and proven experience in dealing with change within an organization
  • Should have a record of proven performance, be self driven, result oriented and possess excellent public relations and customer oriented
  • Must be computer literate, and candidates with a valid driving license be advantaged
  • Minimum Age 30 years
2. Head of Technical Services (HTS)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the HTS will ensure that all the technical resources of the Company are well managed.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Directing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring and managing the Company’s technical operations and ensuring good operation and maintenance of infrastructure for quality water and sanitation services
  • Ensuring that the water is treated and that the quality meets WHO Standards
  • Ensuring that the Unaccounted for Water (UFW)/Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is reduced to acceptable levels or better still eliminated all together.
  • Ensuring proper management of the technical assets
  • Developing departmental strategies, targets, policies, procedures and plans to facilitate achievement of overall Company’s objectives
  • Taking responsibility for the training, development and motivation of the departmental staff
  • Ensuring that the needs of the customers are effectively met
  • Any other related duties allocated by the Managing Director
Qualification
  • First degree in Civil or Water Engineering from a reputable University or a HND in Civil Engineering or Water Technology. Those registered with professional bodies will have an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant post qualification working experience in a busy water sector institution, three (3) of which must be in senior position
  • Have demonstrated ability to manage water and sanitation utilities with sound innovations
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Good report writing, communication skills and a team player
  • Conversant with “The Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and The Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006”.
  • Must be computer literate. AutoCAD knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Minimum age is 30 years.
3. Head of Finance & Administration (HFA)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will ensure that the company’s financial and administrative operations are efficiently carried out.

Specific duties will include:-
  • Establishment of sound financial policies, systems and procedures in compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Ensuring efficient revenue collection, disbursement, accounting and reporting to the Managing Director.
  • Coordinating the budgeting process, monitoring cash flow and overseeing the company’s financial performance against the budget and operational goals.
  • Management of day to day accounting process, reconciling monthly activity and generating financial reports.
  • Advising the Managing Director and the Board on the financial viability of proposed projects and investment.
  • Managing all affairs related to the company’s human resources including recruitment, training and development, performance management, industrial relations, health and safety.
  • Coordination of annual audits in compliance with International Accounting Standards.
Qualification
  • Bachelor degree in business related field plus at least 4 years experience in managerial position and at least CPA IV or its equivalent
  • Exposure to computerized environment and demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines are desirable, and knowledge of Accounting packages and Spreadsheets
  • A team player of high integrity with good people management skills and proven leadership abilities.
  • Minimum age is 30 years
4. Procurement Assistant

The Procurement Assistant will report to the Managing Director.

Duties and responsibilities for this position shall be;
  • Compile requests for materials and prepare purchase orders
  • Keep track of purchases and supplies and handle inquiries about orders
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to the ordering of goods and supplies for the organization
  • Prepare quotations according to specifications.
  • Sourcing of new suppliers, involvement in RFQ, evaluation and recommendation of suppliers across the region
  • Maintain and communicate updated information on suppliers, spending and savings according to pre-determined and agreed standards with counterparts.
Minimum Qualification
  • A Diploma in procurement and supplies
  • Registered with institute of purchasing and supplies
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in the relevant field
  • Knowledge of Accounting packages will be an added advantage
5. Billing Clerk/Information Technology (IT) Assistant

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Billing clerk/IT Assistant will be responsible for:
  • A smooth and efficient running of ICT networks, server and other centralized services
  • Excellent quality of service to all users within Mwala Water and Sanitation Company
  • Effective communication with internal users as well as external providers
  • Timely production of accurate bills
  • Confidentiality and a high degree of honesty and integrity
Minimum qualification and abilities
  • Diploma in ITC
  • Fully familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Software installation, backup, archive, hardware, software troubleshooting, printer and system maintenance
  • Proven knowledge and skill on the use of computer applications such as MS excel, word and power point
  • Experience with databases will be an added advantage
  • Persons with excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, capacity to meet tight deadlines and maintain positive attitude will have added advantage.
Applicants meeting the above qualifications should forward their applications with updated CVs, cell phone or daytime and evening telephone contacts, and three (3) professional referees, the present salary and expected salary, clearly indicated to:

The Chairman,
Mwala Water and Sanitation Company Limited,
PO Box 9516 -00200, Nairobi,

or email application to smuvui@gmail.com

So as to reach him not later than 20th May 2011, canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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