Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), a state corporation mandated to market Kenya locally and internationally as a premier tourist destination would like to enhance its talent pool by engaging some of the best to join its team to occupy two vacant positions at its Head Office in Nairobi.

1. Strategy & Development Manager

Purpose:

To lead the growth of the organization & country tourism formulation, implementation and evaluation of the corporate development strategy through working with the functional heads as well as monitoring performance of all processes.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Strategy & Development Manager will be responsible for:
·       Leading the corporate strategy plan to ensure it responds to the national strategy and tourism sector plans including Vision 2030
·       Leading the performance contracting process and submission of quarterly and Annual Performance Contracts
·       Be the link between the Kenyan industry and KTB in monitoring of quality and standards of the tourism product and advise as necessary
·       Maintaining and updating Kenya’s tourism product inventory for use by concerned parties
·       Identifying new opportunities for products packaging and promotion in consultation with the marketing team
·       Advicing management and staff on performance management & productivity issues
·       Analyzing and preparing for submission Quarterly and Annual Performance Contract reports;
·       In consultation with line management and staff, developing a change management strategy
·       Ensuring full implementation of the Quality Management System within KTB
Qualifications and Experience:
·       Bachelors degree in Economics, Statistics, business administration or other relevant field. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
·       Post Graduate Diploma in marketing, strategic management or other relevant qualifications
·       5 years experience with at least 3 years at senior management level especially in product development, marketing, performance management and/or strategy management
Personal Skills
·       Team player with strong leadership skills
·       Highly developed interpersonal, negotiations and analytical skills
·       Knowledge of Performance Management and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
·       Prior experience in managing at a functional level in a large organization/busy environment.
·       Highly computer literate
2. Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the ideal candidate will effectively and efficiently manage the Public Relations and Corporate Communications functions to raise the profile of KTB and Kenya as a preferred tourist destination.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:
·       Developing and implementing KTB’s PR and Corporate Communications strategy and policies.
·       Preparing and managing the Public Relations and Corporate Communications budget;
·       Ensuring timely and efficient implementation of PR and Corporate Communications strategy and Annual Work Plan (AWP).
·       Ensuring that departmental performance targets are set and achieved;
·       Ensuring that Public Relations and Corporate Communications is effectively used to support the business objectives of KTB;
·       Ensuring full implementation of the Quality Management System within the Public Relations and Corporate Communications department;
·       Mentoring, coaching and providing leadership to the Public Relations and Corporate Communications team;
·       Managing the flow of information between and among KTB stakeholders;
·       Educating and enhancing the importance and awareness of Kenya’s tourism products to the public locally and internationally;
·       Coordinating surveys to measure customer satisfaction at KTB;
·       Establishing a mechanism of collection of PR oriented industry issues and management therof.
·       Coordinating Public Relations programmes in the markets in liaison with the RMMs and MDRs; and
·       Coordinating all KTB corporate social responsibility programmes, corporate sponsorship, corporate advertising and corporate events.
Qualifications and Experience:
·       Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Public Relations, Communications or related field. Post graduate degree in Public/ Corporate Communications will be an added advantage.
·       Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Communications or in a relevant field; and
·       Membership to a professional public relations body e.g (Public Relations Society of Kenya) or any other equivalent and recognised professional body.
·       At least 5 years experience in public relations position with 3 years in a senior management and supervisory role in a large organisation.
Personal Skills
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·       Team player with strong leadership and management skills; and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
·       Highly computer literate with ability to work with Desktop Publishing software
Email applications are encouraged. Application letter, copies of academic testimonials and a coloured photo should be sent preferably via email to: tetralinkeastafrica@gmail.com

Applications should be forwarded by 23rd June 2011 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Tetralink Taylor & Associates
Georgia Mansion, Apartment No. 3, State House Crescent off
State House Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya.
P.O. Box 13418-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 2367583/4, 0727 380520

Email: tetralinkeastafrica@gmail.com

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

All applicants will be contacted.

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Inmobia is a worldwide leading provider of mobile platforms and services for mobile operators, media, advertising and digital companies, as well as financial and health organizations.

Inmobia is a Danish company, founded in 1998 with offices in Scandinavia, Kenya, Nigeria, Bahrain, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico and USA.

Due to our rapid expansion across the African continent we seek to recruit suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly dynamic people for our African Headquarters in Nairobi.

Please find further information about our company on www.inmobia.com.

Mobile Content Manager

Job description:
·       Handling and sourcing of local and international mobile content - music, images, video and games, etc.
·       To coordinate the planning, maintenance and accessibility of mobile content on portals and SMS, as well as related services.
·       Negotiate content with suppliers of mobile content.
·       Research, test and implement new initiatives within mobile content, as well as reporting.
·       Issue regular roadmap of mobile content portfolio.
Skills & background:
·       Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Marketing or Project Management.
·       Experience from and passion for the entertainment media such as print/online media etc.
·       Experience within Telecoms can be an advantage.
·       Computer literacy and fluency in English and Kiswahili - written and spoken. French an advantage.
·       Project management skills, good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
·       Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
·       A team player, self-motivated and results-oriented person.
To be considered for the position, please email your application to job@inmobia.com:
·       Application letter in Word or PDF, max 1 page.
·       CV in Word or PDF document, max 3 pages.
·       References.
Application deadline: 15th June 2010.

Regional Sales Manager

Job description:
·       To manage sales in the region and be responsible for meeting the budget goals.
·       Managing a team of Country Sales Managers in allocated region.
·       To personally meet with relevant customers in the region.
·       Efficiently communicate technical matters between Inmobia and its customers.
·       Ability to develop new ideas and drive improvements.
Skills & background:
·       MBA, Degree/Diploma in marketing, account managing or customer service.
·       Key Account management experience from technology-based solutions provider, preferably within Regional Telecoms in Africa.
·       Successful track record in introducing new products and solutions.
·       Specific competence: Good language, organizational skills and computer literacy. Must be fluent in written/spoken English.
·       Occupational Skills: Excellent communication, excellent negotiation, interpersonal, presentation and reporting skills. Should have a positive attitude to acquire more skills.
·       Personal Traits: A strong sense of responsibility and accountability, Self-motivated, and focused on delivering results against objectives. Should be a team player and able to resolve conflicts within projects including human aspects.
To be considered for the position, please email your application to job@inmobia.com:
·       Application letter in Word or PDF document, max 1 page.
·       CV in Word or PDF document format, maximum 3 pages.
·       Min. 3 references
Salary: To be negotiated. Application deadline: 10th June 2010.
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Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and for generations to come.

We are seeking to recruit highly motivated, results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following positions:

1. Practical Answers/Communications Manager

Based in Nairobi

Reporting to the Regional Director, this senior management position is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of our Practical Answers & Communications Unit ensuring delivery of activities that will ensure sharing of knowledge on poverty alleviating technologies and dissemination of information on Practical Action’s Programmes.

Key Responsibilities
·       Lead the development of innovative information, knowledge generation and dissemination strategies implemented by the Unit based on cost effectiveness, impact, scalability and sustainability
·       Review innovative approaches and technologies developed by Practical Action and other relevant agencies with an aim to broaden our institutional knowledge base
·       Drive forward and manage partnerships within the country and region with local NGOs, CBOs, Government departments and other relevant partners for the dissemination of information and knowledge materials
·       Develop proposals for future work and secure funding for Practical Answers/Communications Unit through liaison with donors
·       Develop programmes for capacity building of local partners and community-based actors to develop and disseminate locally relevant knowledge products
·       Oversee the design and production of publicity materials that depict our work and project a positive image of the organization
·       Raise Practical Action’s institutional profile and strengthen our brand as an innovative technology based development agency
·       Develop annual business plans and budgets for the Units, oversee their management and implementation
·       Line manage Unit staff
·       Nurture and maintain strong working relationships with other programmes in the region and within our global network
Qualifications, skills and competencies
·       Masters degree in communication/ journalism/ or related discipline
·       Post graduate diploma in Project Management, Public Relations, or relevant field
·       Minimum 7 years relevant working experience, of which 3 should have been at managerial level
·       Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with fluency in both English and Kiswahili
·       A flair for creative writing and innovation in the field of information transfer
·       A proven track record in designing communication projects, developing proposals and fundraising
·       Working knowledge of technical skills such as videoing and the use of ICT’s
·       Working knowledge of M&E systems for communication and knowledge sharing projects.
2. Area Coordinator – Lake Victoria Cluster
Based in Kisumu

Reporting to the Team Leader, the successful candidate will head up Practical Action’s Lake Victoria Cluster and ensure leadership, management, continuous development and implementation of programme activities in the Cluster.

He/she will provide technical input in conceptual framework for Energy work within our programmes of work.

Key Responsibilities
·       Take lead in the development of Energy project designs that are strategically aligned with Practical Action’s programmes of work
·       Take lead in programme development and fundraising for Energy programme activities
·       Engage in Energy policy advocacy and networking at local, national and regional levels
·       Ensure timely and accurate development of operational budgets; monitor and manage individual project expenditure to ensure cost effectiveness and compliance with budgetary requirements
·       Coordinate and manage the implementation of projects within the cluster in compliance with donor requirements
·       Ensure programme reports achieve organizational standards and fulfill donor requirements
·       Effectively document and share projects outputs and learning
·       Manage the organization’s resources and assets within the cluster
·       Mentor, motivate and line manage programme staff so as to achieve high levels of performance
·       Develop, maintain and promote Practical Action’s image within the cluster
Qualifications, skills and competencies
·       Bachelors degree in relevant Engineering discipline or relevant Energy field
·       Post graduate diploma in project management, community development or related field
·       Minimum five years working experience in development work or relevant field of which two must be at management level
·       Proven experience in project/programme identification and design
·       Proven financial and personnel management skills
·       Excellent advocacy and networking skills
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
3. Area Coordinator – Nairobi/Nakuru Cluster

Based in Nairobi

Reporting to the Team Leader, the successful candidate will head up Practical Action’s Nairobi/Nakuru Cluster and ensure leadership, management, continuous development and implementation of programmes activities in the Cluster.

Key Responsibilities
·       Champion the development of water and sanitation programme within the cluster in line with Practical Action’s strategy
·       Coordinate and manage the implementation of WatSan projects within the cluster in compliance with donor requirements
·       Ensure timely and accurate development of operational budgets; monitor and manage individual project expenditure to ensure cost effectiveness and compliance with budgetary requirements
·       Ensure programme reports achieve organizational standards and fulfill donor requirements
·       Take lead in programme development and fundraising for WatSan programme activities
·       Develop and maintain links with local governance structures, other development agencies, partner organizations and community groups in the cluster
·       Effectively document and share projects outputs and learning
·       Manage the organization’s resources and assets within the cluster and line manage staff
·       Develop, maintain and promote Practical Action’s image within the cluster
Qualifications, skills and competencies
·       Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering/Science or related development discipline
·       Post graduate diploma in Project Management, Community Development or related field
·       Minimum five years working experience in development work or relevant field of which two must be at management level
·       Proven experience in project/programme identification and design
·       Proven financial and personnel management skills
·       Excellent advocacy and networking skills
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Personal Assistant to the Regional Director

Based in Nairobi

Reporting to the Regional Director, the successful candidate will provide effective administrative support to the Directorate office to enable the Regional Director to focus on strategic management roles and programmes development.

Key Responsibilities
·       Screen telephone calls, enquiries and requests and handle them appropriately
·       Handle routine correspondence and make follow up on pending matters with limited direction
·       Organize and maintain the Regional Director’s diary and make appointments
·       Organize and attend meetings, take minutes and ensure the Regional Director is well-prepared for meetings
·       Maintain proper filling system and update Directorate Sharepoint site
·       Serve as focal point for general communications and announcements for the Regional office, to/from UK and other country offices
·       Work closely with Managers to ensure the Regional Director is briefed on important issues
·       Carry out specific assignments as assigned by the Regional Director and present findings
·       Handle all travel and accommodation arrangements for the Regional Director
·       Serve as the contact person for international visitors to the EA regional office; including their travel and accommodation arrangements
Qualifications, skills and competencies
·       At least Diploma in Secretarial Studies/Business Administration or relevant field
·       At least two years relevant work experience
·       Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to prioritize appropriately
·       Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team
·       Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5. Accounts / Administrative Assistant

Based in Kisumu

Reporting on a day to day basis to the Area Coordinator and functionally to the Financial Accountant in Nairobi Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for all financial and administrative duties in the field office.

Key Responsibilities
·       Provide support to project staff in financial and administrative matters, ensuring compliance with organizational and donor requirements
·       Monitor project expenditures in line with approved budgets
·       Assist in the preparation of new project budgets
·       Ensure that all expenses are captured and coded accurately and ensure timely and accurate processing of payments
·       Ensure timely cheque and cash disbursement according to established procedures
·       Manage the cash balances in the field office and ensure adequate cash is available for project implementation
·       Ensure timely submission of financial records to the Nairobi office
·       Provide timely logistical support to the field office
·       Coordinate use of timesheets and allocation of costs to the respective projects
·       Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, skills and competencies
·       Diploma in Business Management
·       Minimum CPA Part 1
·       At least two years work experience in a relevant field
·       Knowledge of accounting packages and proficiency in MS Office
Applications
·       Strong analytical and organizational skills and high level of integrity
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Qualified and interested candidates should submit an application letter together with a CV and names of three professional referees to Practical Action by email to: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 17th June 2011.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Practical Action is an “equal opportunities” employer.
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