Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Serbia Government Scholarships for Academic Year 2011/2012

Serbia Government is offering five (5) undergraduate scholarships to Kenyans in the following areas: Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering and Medicine.

Eligibility:

Candidates should have:
  1. minimum KCSE Certificate mean grade of B+ (Plus) with a minimum of grade 'B' in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  2. be not more than 21 years of age.
  3. Only those candidates who completed secondary education in the last 3 years and have KCSE original certificate need apply.
Application Procedure

Preliminary application forms are obtainable from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology offices at Teleposta Towers, 27th floor room 2702 or Provincial Technical Training Offices.

The application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry's website: www.scienceandtechnology.go.ke.

Completed application forms with attached certified photocopies of ID, academic certificates, transcripts, birth Certificate, school leaving certificate and other testimonials should be sent to:

Directorate of Higher Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 9583 -00200
Nairobi

Or delivered to: Telposta Towers, 27th floor Room 2702

The application should reach the Ministry not later than 26th May, 2011.

Director of Higher Education
For: Permanent Secretary

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Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is offering scholarships for Kenyan students;

1. One (1) full scholarships for a two (2 ) year part-time Masters degree at the University of Mauritius in Mauritius

Further information is available at www.uom.ac.mu

2. One (1) full scholarships for a three (3) months fellowship at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

Further information is available at www.ui.edu.ng

3. Two (2) and one (1) University of Pretoria in South Africa Doctoral (3 year) and Postdoctoral (2 years) Scholarships respectively. Those already registered for postgraduate work at the University are ineligible

Further information is available at www.up.ac.za

4. One (1) full scholarships for a two (2) years Master's degree at the University of South Pacific in South Pacific

Further information is available at www.usp.ac.fi

5. One (1) full scholarships for a one (1) or two (2) years Master's degree at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

Further information is available at www.udsm.ac.tz

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following conditions:
  • Should hold bachelor's degree of at least upper second class honors level.
  • For PhD applicants they must have a very good Master's Degree.
  • Are serving the country in the public sector
  • Are below 35 years for masters and 45 years for PhD
Application Procedure

Preliminary application forms are obtainable from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology offices at Telposta Towers, 27th floor room 2702.

The application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry's website: www.scienceandtechnology.go.ke.

Candidates should submit their application forms through their heads of departments.

Completed application forms with attached certified photocopies of ID, academic/professional certificates, transcripts, Birth Certificate, other testimonials and a proposal in the area of study should be sent to:

Director of Higher Education.
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
P.O. Box 9583 - 00200
Nairobi

Or delivered to: Telposta Towers, 27th floor room 2702

The application forms should reach the Ministry not later than 26th May, 2011.

Director Higher Education For Permanent Secretary

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Kenya Seed Company (KSC), whose vision is to be the preferred supplier of top quality certified seed in Africa recently completed an organisational restructuring that resulted in the creation of new positions.

It is against this background that KSC is now seeking to recruit these results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill key positions that will be based in Kitale.

Director Administration and Legal Services

Reporting to the Managing Director, the jobholder will provide proactive leadership and take overall responsibility for the management of all legal, governance, administrative and human resource matters.

Key responsibilities:
  • Managing, planning, controlling, organising and directing the activities of the Legal Services and Administration function;
  • Developing and implementing strategies, policies, and procedures for Legal Services and the Human Resources and Administration department;
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable Codes of Corporate Governance;
  • Reviewing, advising, and assisting in the preparation of legal documents, contracts, policies, procedures, practices, or other matters having legal significance to the management and operations of the company to ensure that the company has proper legal protection at all times;
  • Providing the Board, management and staff with high quality legal and related advice, tailored to the company’s needs;
  • Ensuring that the Managing Director and the Board are at all times informed of developments in law, administration and HR related matters;
  • Managing and coordinating the approach towards litigation or other proceedings to which the company is party or potentially party;
  • Liaising with external legal advisers and ensuring externally purchased legal services are of high quality and deliver value for money; and
  • Carrying out company secretarial functions which include coordinating, attending and serving as a secretary of the Board and its committee meetings, annual meetings (AGMs), and following up on the implementation of their decisions.
We are looking for candidates with an LLB degree from a recognised university with at least 10 years relevant experience. In addition to the above the ideal candidate must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya.

A post-graduate qualification in Human Resource Management and/or CPS will be an added advantage.

Director - Finance and Strategy

Reporting to the Managing Director, the jobholder will provide professional leadership to a team of finance and strategy professionals and ensure that the company’s financial goals are attained.

Key responsibilities:
  • Formulating, maintaining and evaluating financial strategies that support the company’s overall business plan;
  • Delivering cost effective and efficient accounting and financial systems, policies and processes;
  • Ensuring all financial record systems are in accordance with IFRS requirements, overseeing the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials, recommending improvements, and ensuring compliance to all regulatory and statutory requirements;
  • Preparing and presenting the annual budget, financial plans, business plans, feasibility studies, investment memoranda and other financial business documents that may be required;
  • Facilitating the development of corporate strategic goals;
  • Contributing to business growth by identifying and prioritising potential business opportunities, evaluating potential investments and strategic partnerships and leading the implementation of the opportunities; and
  • Managing of the insurance and risk management program and treasury functions.
We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics or business related field and CPA (K)/ACCA with at least 8 years relevant experience. An MBA will be an added advantage.

Planning and Strategy Manager

Reporting to Director Finance and Strategy, the jobholder will lead and implement the process of strategy development and business planning.

Key responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing the company’s Strategic Plan;
  • Analysing business performance, industry trends, existing or new regulatory requirements and their impact on business operations;
  • Carrying out feasibility studies, market and competitor analysis;
  • Maintaining and implementing a risk management policy;
  • Making recommendations on risk assessment, capital investment, acquisitions and expansion at corporate level;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining a cost allocation and budget planning model;
  • Managing the quality management system.
We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management or related field with at least five years relevant experience. A relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Security Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the jobholder will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and cost effective security system to ensure protection of the company’s assets and employees.

Key responsibilities:
  • Advising the management on security requirements and developing sound security policies and procedures;
  • Directing and controlling security operations;
  • Working with out-sourced security service providers to ensure effective security for the company;
  • Managing any internal investigations including liaison with both internal and external parties;
  • Improving security surveillance, detection and prevention of crime in liaison with the police and other security agencies;
  • Ensuring effective deployment and utilisation of guards and equipment;
  • Preparing and managing the security budget; and
We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Criminology with at least 10 years experience gained in investigation agencies and/or disciplined forces at the rank of Superitendant of police or a Major in the army.

Chief Administration Officer

Reporting to the FIR and Administration Manager, the jobholder will be responsible for management and maintenance of the company’s fleet, buildings and other company property.

Key responsibilities:
  • Managing all company property including buildings, fleet and machinery;
  • Managing and implementing the transport and fleet management systems and ensuring compliance with set regulations;
  • Advising management on procurement and disposal of company’s fleet and property;
  • Developing the annual budget and maintaining accurate records of company’s fleet and property;
  • Advertising property available for rent or lease, and negotiating property sales contracts.
We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Land Economics, Business or its equivalent and relevant post graduate qualification in Property Management with at least five years experience in fleet and property management.

For all positions, it is important that job holders possess the following competencies;
  • Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
If you believe you fit the required profiles, please write in confidence to the address below by Friday 3 June 2011 quoting the reference number ESS 453 and the job reference title for the position you are applying for.

In addition, please provide curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and present position as well as day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three referees to:

E-mail: ess.ke@ke.pwc.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Location: Kenya

Term: Six months

Start date: 15th / June / 2011

Duties
  • Develop project plans and avail them to partners in required format(s)
  • Coordinate project related DRR activities, reports, formats and requirements for clear understanding by all parties
  • Carry out research and knowledge development in the field of DRR .
  • Regular field assessments, conduct trainings on emergency preparedness and response.
  • Conduct DRR community outreach and mobilization
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Community Development or related field (Masters degree in DRR or Natural Resources Management preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years work experience in the field of DRR
  • Experience in research, documented record of publication in the field of DRR preferred
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Excellent Inter personal skills
  • Ability to work in multi –cultural settings
  • Flexible and able to work within short deadlines
  • Experience with Christian/church-based NGOs
  • Computer skills including MS Office, power point, and excel
  • High integrity and commitment to biblical Christian values and truths
Submit application letter and CV with details of current and expected salary to crwrckenya@crwrc.net not later than 26th May 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Eco-Foods East Africa ltd is the leading provider in organic foods and premium drinking water.

We are looking to hire an Office Assistant to manage our premium drinking water department.

Job Description:
  • Perform day to day office administration work
  • In charge of stock taking
  • Keeping a database of our clients
  • Maintaining accounting records
  • Supervise the production staff
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Previous experience in an office setting required preferably as an account assistant
  • Experienced administrative professional who is dependable and highly organized with business maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude
  • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software. Access Database skills would be a plus.
  • Good internet skills, including use of e-mail programs and group messaging
  • Good organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical)
  • Cheerful presence and people skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Self starter who can work independently
  • Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload
  • Ability to follow directions
Must have a college diploma

To be considered for this position send email to hr@ecofoods.co.ke on or before May 25th 2011.

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Ref: RD – PO - May 2011

Reporting to the Property and Projects Manager within the Resources Division, the job holder will assist in the administration and support of property management processes within Facilities department.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure prompt and timely advice to internal customer requirements which have an effect on lease terms and conditions.
  • Manage payments to ensure 100% compliance with lease terms as well as Landlord relationship with the Company.
  • Track and maintain updated records of rent payment
  • Manage or advise internal customers’ / stakeholders’ requirements which have an effect on utility payments.
  • Manage payments to ensure 100% compliance with the providers’ requirements while documenting and tracking utility payment expenses for all facilities.
  • Provide project support to large capital projects related to new space acquisitions.
  • Provide business with space usage projections by preparing space usage forecasts, floor surveys and submission of utilization reports.
  • Spear head initiatives around efficient and cost agreeable space utilization.
  • Conduct Market research and surveys to ensure efficiency gains in expatriate housing.
  • Engage support functions/stakeholders during property acquisition.
  • Review retail leases against outlined commercial terms relating to facilities.
  • Design continuous improvement through researching, proposing and incorporating terms that ensure that business attains leases with optimal terms and conditions.
  • Monitor project budgets and forecasts for all property related services i.e. rent, rates, archiving, utilities etc and prepare trend report analysis.
  • Provide the Property and Project Manager with reports weekly, monthly and ad hoc progress reports.
Minimum requirements
  • A degree holder in a construction or business related discipline from a recognized university.
  • 3 years experience in a busy corporate / commercial environment. Working knowledge of property management principles and/or contract management will be mandatory.
  • Must be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and all other MS Office packages and report writing.
  • Good knowledge of MS project and Project Management principles.
  • Ability to generate and interpret drawings and technical specifications.
  • Proactive, confident, energetic and ability to work under pressure and tight schedules/deadlines and with minimum supervision.
  • A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter.

Please indicate your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 27th May 2011.

The Senior Manager; Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via email: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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Ref: FIN – SIO-RBP – MAY- 2011

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Decision Support within the Finance Division, the job holder will be responsible for managing, planning, costing and coordinating appropriate insurance cover and advising stakeholders on Insurance options and Strategies available.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducting regular evaluation on the adequacy of insurance covers and recommend and institute appropriate revision where necessary.
  • Plan for, coordinate and manage the tender process for appropriate brokers, underwriters and insurance covers.
  • Ensuring that all Insurance claims are lodged with the broker at the earliest opportunity and follow up to ensure its conclusion within set timelines.
  • Oversee administration of all insurance policies as performed by the insurance broker, escalating and resolving issues with brokers and Safaricom Management as necessary.
  • Liaising with management to identify and quantify key potential losses that should be insured against in accordance with the risk assessments and identification procedure.
  • Advice all internal stakeholders on the various insurance options available, their advantages and disadvantages - in consultation with the broker and underwriters as necessary.
  • Ensure analysis of insurance cover requirements and, in consultation with the broker, determine the optimal choice for Safaricom as well as identifying the opportunities for customizing covers.
  • Identify, develop and present proposals to positively influence premium rates.
  • Provide insurance cost input to the budgeting team by providing accurate forecasts.
  • Facilitate awareness training to staff on insurance risk awareness.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Upper second class degree in Business or Commerce from a recognized university with a full certification in Insurance-ACII .
  • 4 years working experience managing an insurance programme for a Blue chip company.
  • Detailed Knowledge of GSM and IT networks will be essential.
  • Thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and experience in application & enforcement of the standards.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work without supervision.
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite, Oracle Financials and reporting tools such as Hyperion.
  • A proven team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter.

Please indicate your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 27th May 2011.

The Senior Manager; Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via email: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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Ref: CM-Fin-May -2011

Reporting to Senior Manager-Purchasing, within the Finance Division, the job holder will effectively manage the purchasing cycle, ensuring that procurement policies and procedures are complied with, negotiating and managing supplier contracts and end-to-end tendering process as well as ensuring that in all circumstances, Safaricom secures the best service/product for the best economical price within the outsourced services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide support in Category sourcing strategy development, supply base rationalization and implementation.
  • Perform / support contract analysis and risk evaluation; cost reduction; pricing analysis; and target price evaluation/negotiation for outsourced services.
  • Negotiate and facilitate implementation of long term agreements and / or partnerships.
  • Maintain knowledge database of supplier’s markets, sub-categories, capabilities, technology, cost analysis and key performance indicators.
  • Develop and fully implement long term supply agreements for key strategic high value items and services.
  • Drive category Management within supply chain with emphasis on category buying
  • Ensure harmonization of prices of goods and services procured by the company from various suppliers at different times.
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers to ensure they deliver quality goods & services as per contract/Purchase Order.
  • Evaluate suppliers to ensure consistently high performance and value-addition.
  • Ensure contract renewal/tendering processes is started at least 2 months before expiry of the current one.
Minimum Requirements
  • Degree in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar qualification with at least a Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply chain management.
  • At least 5 years experience in procurement with responsibility for purchasing processes incorporating category sourcing strategy development, tender documentation and tendering process, tender analysis and procurement performance management.
  • Excellent understanding of category sourcing strategies.
  • Excellent skills in development of tender documentation and tendering processes.
  • Excellent understanding of procurement performance management tools.
  • Excellent understanding of international sourcing and international commercial relationships.
  • Good skills in managing a procurement process within an ERP environment.
  • Computer literate, proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated drive and result orientation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence and make decisions.
  • A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter.

Please indicate your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 27th May 2011.

The Senior Manager; Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via email: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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Risk Management

Ref: RM – SRA – MAY-11

Reporting to the Senior Manager-Retail, within the Risk Management Division, the Senior Retail Auditor will be responsible for driving improvement in the Retail control environment by providing proactive recommendations.

Perform business risk analysis by reviewing business processes, prioritizing the risks identified and developing a retail audit plan for manager review.

Execution of audit assignments as per annual Retail audit plan and other investigations driven by business needs.

Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out retail risk analysis by reviewing retail processes to identify potential risk, prioritize them and assess the adequacy of management controls in place.
  • In line with relevant standards, ensure sufficient, relevant and accurate information is identified, analyzed, evaluated and recorded to achieve the retail audit’s objectives.
  • Review changes in existing retail processes to ensure controls are not eliminated in the new process.
  • Maintain accurate records to support and satisfy retail audit activity.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for retail improvement.
  • Represent the department on retail project teams to ensure that control issues are addressed.
  • Support quick and efficient integration of Retail Auditors by training on the job.
Minimum Requirements
  • Upper second class degree in a Business related field or Commerce from a recognized University.
  • Fully qualified CPA (K) (or equivalent) and working towards qualifying as a CIA.
  • IT Knowledge – an understanding of the working of various accounting packages (Oracle and POS would be an added advantage).
  • 8 years working experience as an internal auditor from a reputable organization preferably in the telecommunications retail audit environment.
  • High level knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and result oriented.
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines with minimum supervision.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter.

Please indicate your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 27th May 2011.

The Senior Manager; Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via email: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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