The Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) is a not-for-profit public/private partnership that brings together leading teaching and research institutions in Kenya undertaking research-for-health activities.

CNHR is committed to supporting high quality multidisciplinary research aligned to Kenya’s health priorities.

Job Reference: CNHR/01/11

Job Summary:
·       Reports to the Deputy-Director & Head of Scientific Programmes
·       Manages the grant-related programme activities of the Consortium
Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Undertake CNHR’s grant-related activities which includes grant negotiation processes, award, monitoring for compliance, general administration and closure;
·       Undertake the preparation of contracts, grant correspondence, grantee payments based on CNHR’s and funder guidelines;
·       Review progress reports from CNHR funded projects (financial and narrative) and communicate outcomes and recommended action to CNHR’s Programme Management Committee (PMC) as well as to the grantees;
·       Coordinate the pre- and post- award activities including monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of grantee projects and preparation of outcome reports;
·       Participate in the merit review process of grant project proposals;
·       Participate in the development of proposals for funding of CNHR activities;
·       Participate in the preparation of funder reports;
·       Manage the CNHR grants database;
·       Undertake all routine correspondence with grantees on behalf of the Consortium.
Requirements:

Qualifications:
·       A Masters degree in health-related field or social sciences
·       Additional qualification in a grants management related field will be an added advantage
Experience and Skills:
·       Experience (over 3 years) in working in a busy grant management office
·       Knowledge in project design and M&E
·       Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
·       Ability to work independently to meet tight deadlines and coordinate multiple demands
·       Ability to read, understand and evaluate progress reports from researchers
·       Excellent skills in use of computer softwares for word-processing, spreadsheet analysis and construction of databases
·       Excellent negotiation skills
·       Good interpersonal attributes and be a team player
If you believe you meet the criteria given, please submit your online application on the CNHR website: www.cnhrkenya.org, CV (maximum 3 pages on a font 11) and covering letter (maximum one page on a font 11) stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts and contact information for three referees.

Please address the covering letter, quoting the job reference indicated in this advertisement, to:

The Director,
Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR),
PO Box 29832-00202, KNH,
Nairobi.

Your application should reach us on or before Friday June 10, 2011.

Only applications from candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted and acknowledged.

CNHR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and female candidates with the requisite qualifications for the job are encouraged to apply.
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PeaceNet Kenya, a fast growing network of peace builders in Kenya with strong regional and international linkages is seeking to recruit an Accountant to be stationed at the National Office / Secretariat in Nairobi.

The main function of the position is to apply accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:
·       Review and certify, requisitions, quotations, purchases orders, petty cash returns, imprest returns, cashbook analysis, payment vouchers, all donor reports in line with donor guidelines, in order to produce timely reports for approval by the Finance Manager.
·       Compile and analyze financial information for preparation of monthly/annual financial statements.
·       Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted standard/organization policies and procedures.
·       Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
·       Reconcile accounting discrepancies and irregularities
·       Continuously manage and support budgetary and forecast of activities
·       Monitor and support taxation issues and ensure that they are appropriately paid
·       Develop and maintain all donor records
·       Prepare and coordinate the end year financial audit process
·       Ensure that, fixed asset register is properly updated on monthly basis
·       Manage the payroll accurately
·       Review all returns/imprest from the field and ensure it is in line with approved budgets
·       Preparing Financial Statements and other reports, summarizing current and projected financial position ensuring availability of funds to meet obligations.
·       Ensuring that, proper authorization of all payments is strictly followed and supported.
·       Ensuring proper preparation of payment vouchers, cheque books and cash book records as well as financial statements and entries to monthly accounts in accordance with accounting regulations.
·       Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts held by the organization
·       Support Finance Manager in implementation and review of systems of financial controls
·       In the absence of the Financial Manager, undertake day to day responsibilities for managing finance with the support of the Chief Executive Officer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ideal candidate will have the following skills;-
·       Proficiency in computerised accounting
·       Knowledge and experience using QuickBooks a MUST
·       Experience managing multiple grants
·       Familiarity with EU/USAID grant accounting
Academic Qualifications and Competence:
·       A Bachelor of Commerce degree, Accounting/finance option, plus CPAII
·       Minimum 2 years work experience in a non-profit environment
·       Availability- Immediately
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested, please send a detailed updated CV and copies of relevant certificates and contacts of three referees, two of whom must be professional referees and one other to reach the undersigned by COB 1st June 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you don’t hear from us by 3rd June 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.

The Chief Executive Officer
Peace and Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya)
P. O. Box 49806 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Or Email: peacenet@peacenetkenya.or.ke

or by hand to our Offices located on Maalim Juma Road, Off Denise Print Road, Next to Royal Media Services, Nairobi
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Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/10/2011

Issued on: 26th May 2011

Deadline for Application: 5th June 2011

Position Title: Enterprise Development Officer

Organizational Unit: Somalia Country Office (FAO-Somalia)

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan and Somali Nationalities

Grade Level: KP 1

Duty Station: Nairobi with possible travel to Somalia

Duration: 6 Months with possible extension

Anticipated start date: 1st July 2011

FAO Somalia – Country Office in Nairobi is seeking to employ an Enterprise Development Officer.

Under the general supervision of the Officer in Charge for Somalia and under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Trade Officer/Infrastructure Development Officer, the Enterprise Development officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Identify, organize, mobilize and create a database for community-based, private organizations and individuals, especially service providers and entrepreneurs by taking lead in the identification and follow-up of project partners.
·       Support the development and implementation of overall project work plan, identify appropriate Micro financing models and income-generating activities to be promoted within the project areas.
·       Develop strategy for the growth and management of Revolving Fund and community contributions including specific guidelines how communities could tap these resources for local development activities.
·       Mobilize through participatory processes and strengthen linkages between local banks, business communities, women and youth Self Help Groups to support new product development through promotion of MF models.
·       Pilot test Micro financing models in selected groups and locations and follow-up with the local entrepreneurs and private business groups to ensure sustainable contribution to livelihoods.
·       Implement Entrepreneurship Development Training programmes ( EDPs), Conduct Business counseling and assist in the preparation of Business plans to facilitate growth and development of small scale credit and basic management with special attention to women and youth.
·       Prepare semi-annual (six month) progress reports in the area under his/her responsibility
Minimum Requirements

Education:
·       The candidate should hold a University degree in Arts based or related fields.
·       Familiarity with the UN operational and management systems is essential.
Work Experience:
·       At least three years of professional experience in managing rural Microcredit schemes and assessments in Somalia is preferred.
·       Experience in community level operations and participatory approaches of data gathering will be an added advantage.
Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of English and working knowledge of the most widely used local language.

Selection Criteria
·       Relevance and level of academic qualifications;.
·       Extent of experience in Micro-enterprise or operations/administration;
·       Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
·       Ability to identify and resolve problems expeditiously and pragmatically;
·       Ability to plan, coordinate, and manage multiple micro-enterprise activities and adjust to changing priorities;
·       Innovative, able to take risk and able to lead or participate in new product developments to support livelihoods.
·       Written Tests.
To Apply:

Send your application to:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/10/2011 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form (available at http://www.fao.org/VA/adm11e.dot - see following page for guidelines on how to fill it out).

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org.

The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/10/2011.

If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/10/2011 and sent to the following address:

FAO-Somalia
UN-Somalia Ngecha Road Complex
Corner Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road
P.O. Box 30470-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL - FAO/10/2011 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.
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Standard Job Title: Retail specialist Kenya & Eastern Africa

Basic job function:

The Specialist is responsible for achieving revenue and gross profit goals for within given territory.

This person is 100% dedicated to Hardware/FPP Business/Windows retail strategy

Activity Priorities:
·       Drive Hardware business engagement in retail
·       Drive Office Business engagement in retail
·       Manage and execute joint retail initiatives for the Company in key retailers in ESA
·       Align with SMSP/OEM on distribution strategy RAM
·       Deliver Breadth strategy for SDA hardware
Success Metrics:
·       BOS attach rates
·       Increase share of Company’s Hardware business within the Distributor
·       Drive YOY Revenue Growth at the Distributor
·       Increase the number of new resellers/outlets the distributor sells to
·       Attach rate on Office agreed target
Key performance metrics:
·       Internal satisfaction
·       External satisfaction
·       % yoy growth in revenue
·       % Attach rate (TBD)
·       $ per PC
Responsibilities:

Sales & Marketing (80% of CHS time):
·       Develop Country Hardware/FPP Business Plan including revenue and profit goals for Company’s Hardware and drive to achievement
·       Drive daily sales and marketing execution in different channels (Retail, FG, SB)
·       Closely monitor logistics, monitor fill rates, provide timely and accurate forecasting
·       Provide measurable success reporting back to Company’s using the standard scorecard
·       Actively promote the use of bid desk, promotions, trade-in programs and other sales incentive programs
·       Own financial benefits program and develop a strategy and plan of action for rebates programs Provide pre-sales technical support for distributor’s sales executives and customers
·       Understand the competition, products, margins, operations and logistics details
·       Develop strategic, ongoing customer relationships with highly influential individuals at partners
·       Conduct bi-weekly business meetings with top partners
·       Search and develop breakthrough business practices to increase short and long term revenue and profit
·       Proactively recommend the most effective marketing levers (pricing, promotion, PR, etc),
·       Drive online and offline product launches and management
Event Coordination (10% of CHS time)
·       Execute floor days
·       Provide assistance with organizing and staffing Company’s specific sales, marketing and incentive programs
·       Attend country Hardware events to evangelize Company’s Hardware products
Training and Certification (10% of CHS time)
·       Develop and maintain expertise on Company’s Hardware products, programs, competition and the industry
·       Attend specific trainings (at Company’s expense if applicable) to ensure complete knowledge on all Company’s retail products and programs
·       Assist execution of training programs, i.e. Lunch and Learns, Focus week trainings etc.
Qualifications:
·       3 + years experience in Sales & Marketing or Channel Development preferably in the IT or FMCG sector.
·       Direct sales experience preferred
·       Must be self motivated, and should have entrepreneurial skills
·       Strategic thinker, ability to think long-term about business opportunities and business models
·       Analytical and data driven decision making skills, good understanding of finance
·       Strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills
·       Proven negotiation and conflict management skills
·       Ability to build relationships and constructively leverage them for beneficial results;
·       Good analytical skills including financial analysis
·       Knowledge of Company’s organization, products strategies, customer segmentation, and business model preferred.
·       Knowledge of competitive products, solutions and strategies
·       Excellent communication and presentation skills
·       Ability to work with diverse cultures and organizations
·       Self-starter with a flexible can-do attitude
·       A BA/BS is required
Please send your CV and remuneration details to: theleadrecruiter@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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