Gulf African Bank is the premier Shari’ah compliant Bank operating in the region.

Our products address the needs of not just Muslims, but everyone in the market.

Some of our innovative products have won awards and our customer service has been labelled exceptional.

We are more than just a financial service provider – we are a real partner in business.

We are currently inviting applications for the following vacant positions:

Internal Audit Officer
2 positions

Reporting to: Audit Manager

Purpose of Job: Plan and carry out specific audit assignments on Bank's operations in an efficient, economical and effective manner.

Key Job Accountabilities:
  • Plan and complete specific audit assignments as delegated by the Audit Manager according to the agreed plan within the defined timeframe.
  • Participate and contribute in the risk assessment process for target audit areas and document the results.
  • Develop in consultation with the audit Manager appropriate audit tests and programs aimed at achieving the desired audit objectives.
  • Report on audit findings by drafting suitable audit reports on key control deficiencies, non-compliance with procedures and management policies and regulatory requirements among others, in areas reviewed.
  • Carry out the identified continuous monitoring reviews and report on the results at the agreed intervals.
  • Assist in follow up of agreed audit recommendations logged from previous audits to ensure their timely clearance.
Person Specification:
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Resilience and ability to deliver positive results under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel to different locations on assignments
Qualifications
  • University graduate in Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Fully qualified accountant with CPA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of banking practice and operations
  • Minimum of two years working experience in internal audit function of a bank
  • Additional professional banking qualifications such as CISA and CIA certification will be an advantage
Applications to be sent with detailed CVs and names of three referees and should reach us on or before Monday, 30th May 2011 through our recruitment e-mail recruitment@gulfafricanbank.com.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified within two weeks of the closing date.

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Daystar University, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is an inter-denominational Christian institution that is well known for its exciting approach to higher education, its high standards in teaching, and its vibrant community life.

The vision of Daystar University is to be a distinguished Christ centered institution of higher learning for the transformation of church and society.

Our current student body is made up of students from various countries in Africa, Asia and North America, and our graduate employment rote is among the best in Kenya.

The university has three campuses, the main campus in Athi River, a scenic setting less than two hours from the city center, in Nairobi on Ngong Road and Valley Road junction and in Mombasa on Moi Avenue.

Daystar University seeks to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and committed candidate to fill the position of Deputy Vice - Chancellor, Finance and Administration.

This is a senior position within the University’s Management structure and the role holder is the Chief Finance and Administration officer of the University.

Job Objective

Reporting to the Vice - Chancellor, the DVC Finance & Administration will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies that ensure financial and administrative strength needed by the University to realize its mission and objectives

The overall job summary
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coordination and direction in the four departments within the division — Finance, Human Resources, Administration, and Information, Communication & Technology.
  • Ensure each department has policies and systems that support departmental, divisional and overall organization strategies towards the realization of Daystar’s Mission Statement.
  • Develop and implement all fiscal, administrative policies and appropriate procedures to ensure common understanding in the performance of duties and responsibilities and align them to the University’s strategic plan.
  • Coordinate preparation of financial statements, budgets, reports and special analysis for presentation to management and Daystar Management board for approval.
  • Liaising with Financial Institutions such as banks and insurance companies, relevant government offices, suppliers, creditors, student, staff and faculty on various management and technical issues.
Description of Duties
  • Secretary to the Management Board.
  • Adviser to the VC and Management Board and on financial matters of the University.
  • Establish and maintain effective budgetary planning and central process for ensuring strict compliance to the approved budgets
  • Coordinate the design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resources policies, procedures and systems that attract and retain qualified and experienced Human resource.
  • Ensure the development, deployment and support of an information technology strategy throughout the organization with due consideration of all management, student, academic and administrative needs,
  • Design and co-ordinate the implementation and maintenance of administrative policies, and procedures that lead to efficient provision of services to the University community.
  • Design and co-ordinate procurement policies, and procedures that would ensure the University receives quality services from suppliers and gets value for its money
  • Ensure the University delivers quality services to both its internal and external customers
Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • At least a Master’s degree in business administration, commerce, accounting, finance, economics or equivalent. A PhD or its equivalent in a relevant field will be an advantage.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA finalist.
  • Member of ICPAK or relevant accounting professional body
  • Member of Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges
  • At least 10 years progressive experience in senior finance and management positions.
  • A committed Christian who is active in his/her local church.
Competencies
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Competency in Accounting & Financial Management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and negotiating skills
  • High Level of Integrity and professionalism
  • Proven ability to effectively co-ordinate Administration and Finance functions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies in education.
  • Competency in MS Office Applications and accounting Software
  • Demonstrable capability for supervision and monitoring of subordinated units
The post of Deputy Vice - Chancellor is a one term (5) year contract and will be eligible for renewal on the basis of satisfactory performance.

The post carries a competitive remuneration package, terms and benefits.

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, current telephone numbers, and expected salary and benefits by e-mail to the following address by 3rd June, 2011

hr@daystar.ac.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body for the private sector in Kenya, has been tasked with the management of Component 2 of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP).

The KYEP, providing training, private sector internships and work experience to youth of 15 – 29 years of age will run from 2011 to 2014, and is supported by the Office of the Prime Minister; and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, with financing from the World Bank.

KEPSA is seeking to appoint a key staff to manage and implement this project in its Mombasa operations, initially on a two-year contract.

Project Officer, Mombasa
Ref No. PO-003/2011

Under the guidance of the Project Director - KYEP, the Project Officer will perform the following duties:

Main Function:

Responsible for the various aspects regarding youth/interns, employers, training, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and administration within Component 2 of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP) in Mombasa.

Functional Heads will be based at the Project Management Unit in Nairobi, with delegation of specific responsibilities to the Project Officer Mombasa.

The position will be based in Mombasa.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a point of contact for the PMU of KEPSA-KYEP Component 2 on all aspects relating to youth/interns, employers and other stakeholders in Mombasa;
  • Assist in recruitment, selection and placement of interns within Component 2 of the KYEP in Mombasa;
  • Assist in the assessment of interns during the internship and training programme in Mombasa;
  • Assist in the recruitment of employers in Mombasa and providing support to them as needed;
  • Assist in organizing training for interns and master craftsmen in Mombasa;
  • Assist in evaluating the quality and content of the training provided in Mombasa;
  • Assist in monitoring training provided in the workplace in Mombasa, in conjunction with the Internship Officer;
  • Assist in overseeing beneficiary assessment and impact evaluation activities in Mombasa;
  • Prepare progress reports on KYEP Component 2 activities in Mombasa;
  • Perform administrative support functions in financial management and procurement in KYEP Component 2 in Mombasa;
  • Contribute towards the preparation of PMU work plans/budgets and any other planning documents; and
  • Any other reasonable task as may be assigned by the Project Director
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • University Degree in HR; Education; Social Sciences or a Business-related field
  • At least five (5) years experience in Project Management and/or Administration and/or Human Resource Development
  • Basic accounting knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Good command of Computer Programs and Applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address, indicating the post they are interested in and the post reference number; and providing details of current remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Friday, 3 June 2011.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

The Procurement Officer
Kenya Youth Empowerment Project
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 - 00100, Nairobi

Or Email: kyep@kepsa.or.ke
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Overall

Under the overall responsibility of the Director of the Regional Office (DRO), the Financial Controller is responsible for the general financial and personnel administration of the regional office, the financial administration of projects, IT implementation, training in financial management and financial inspections.

Specific

Financial Administration duties:

In close coordination with the financial officer the Financial Controller:
  • Serves as the primary liaison on finance matters with headquarters.
  • Prepares and controls the Regional Office budget.
  • Reviews monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Assess and reviews the elaboration of the financial statements.
  • Coordinates the external audit and the communication with auditors.
  • Assists in the selection and/or contracting of services and goods.
  • Controls and monitors the maintenance of the premises and assets of the regional office.
  • Oversees human resource policies.
  • Supervises salary administration, payroll and statutory deductions.
  • Coordinates the IT support and infrastructure of the Regional Office.
Financial control and Project Administration duties

In close coordination with the programme managers and officers the Financial Controller:
  • Assesses audited financial statements of project/programme partners;
  • Liaises with project/programme partners on financial statements and other financial issues (this may include visits to project/programme partners);
  • Approves audited statements and communicates with project/programme partners;
  • Approves financial reports in the Hivos management information system OSIRIS;
  • Selects, prepares, administers and controls monthly transfer orders;
  • Reviews and approves budget of new contracts with project/programme partners;
  • Organizes financial management training workshops;
  • Performs financial inspections and supervises financial consultancies;
  • Coordinates fulfilment of financial reporting obligations of projects and programs to the different donors;
  • Any other activity related to the financial control and project administration as assigned to her/him by the DRO.
Qualifications
  • Master’s (s) in Business administration (Finance and accounting);
  • Certified Public Accountant Qualification;
  • Proven managerial experience and facilitation skills;
  • Minimum 8 years relevant financial management experience, preferably 5 years in an international or donor organization;
  • Ability to work in a financially complex international organization.
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications (send a letter explaining your motivation and your CV to: HIVOS e-mail: jobs@hivos.or.ke with reference code ‘Hivos FC’

Deadline: May 28th 2011.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Nairobi for Public Health Specialist - Epidemiologist / Surveillance.

The incumbent will provide support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributing technical advice and guidance in the planning, implementation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS epidemiologic and surveillance surveys and operational research projects in Kenya.

Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Epidemiology or Health Sciences is required.
  • Five years experience as an epidemiologist or surveillance practitioner with a research organization, university, or public health services implementing agency is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III Kiswahili ability also required.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the methods and strategies for HIV/AIDS surveillance and epidemiologic methods and principles.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills with computer software for data management and statistical analysis (SPSS,STATA,SAS,ACCESS and/or EpiInfo), word Processing (Word), complex use of spreadsheets (Excel) is required for data management, analysis, interpretation and preparation of reports.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should fill an Application for Employment Form found on: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/emplyform.pdf and submit their application together with a detailed CV, and supporting documentation e.g. certificates via mail before June 1,2011 to the following address:

Human Resources Office
Public Health Professional Positions
P.O. Box 606
Village Market
00621 Nairobi,Kenya

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Plan is an international, humanitarian, child-centered community development organization without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya is recruiting for a new position of Disaster Risk Reduction & Response Coordinator based in its Country Office.

The position reports to the Head of Operations.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring timely, appropriate and effective disaster risk identification, reduction, monitoring and assessment, and planning and co-ordination of responses at the country and field levels in line with established policy and best practice.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and ensure effective disaster response in line with policy and best practice, including production of proposals and budgets
  • Plan and co-ordinate related capacity-building of staff and community partners
  • Build and maintain network with other organizations active in sector including Government and UN agencies, (International)Non-Government Organizations and donors
  • Lead disaster/emergency assessment, monitoring, reporting and evaluation
  • Ensure disaster risk reduction is integrated within development programs and projects
  • Provide systematic, regular and timely monitoring of country conditions covering identified disaster type possibilities for preparedness and rapid response
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree, preferably at Masters level, relevant to disaster sector
  • At least 3 years relevant management experience including managing relief operations and disaster preparedness, preferably with a large international NGO
  • At least 6 months continuous work experience in disaster response at the field level
  • Wide knowledge of associated theory, best practices and technical aspects in disasters and disaster preparedness/risk reduction
  • Excellent planning, budgeting and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated (rapid) needs assessment knowledge and skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under great pressure, often in a highly stressful environment and conditions
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send a detailed and up-to-date CV with current and/or expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including your current/latest supervisor to jobs.plankenya@plan-international.org to be received latest by 3rd June, 2011.

Your email should bear the title “DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & RESPONSE COORDINATOR”.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

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