Background:

The Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) is the umbrella body of professional associations and societies in Kenya, with a corporate membership of thirty (30) professional associations from diverse professional disciplines.

The corporate member associations have a total membership of nearly 50,000 individual professionals in Kenya alone.

Under the National Advocacy Programme for Governance Reforms (NAPGR) APSEA is seeking qualified firms or individuals to develop a database of all registered professionals in Kenya which shall act as a resource through which the public can obtain the career profiles; biodata; and/ or CV’s of professionals and potential public office candidates for the purpose of enhancing accountability amongst professionals.

Professionalism underpins the Constitution of Kenya and several public office positions shall be held by professionals including those of Cabinet Secretaries therefore the public needs a database through which they are able to gauge nominees/ potential candidates to public office.

2. Objectives:

The objectives of this database are as follows:
  1. To enhance professional ethics and integrity by allowing the public access to the profiles of potential candidates to public office.
  2. To provide a resource through which all registered professionals are listed for public information purposes.
The following are among the specific project goals:
  • To design a database through which the public can easily get access to professionals in all fields across the nation.
  • To define the database structure and the level of detail
  • To create an open database allowing for upgrades and adaptations in the future
  • To provide training for use of database
3. Description of Tasks to be Carried Out:

In order to meet the above objectives, APSEA is seeking the services of a data developer/ and or IT company who will responsible for the design of the database and oversee its development and maintenance.

I. Time frame:

It is expected that the database design and development will take approximately two months from July, 2011.

II. Deliverables and other provisions:

The developer will provide to APSEA a well- designed and fully functional database of professionals as well as training for the use of the database thus must be available for consultation for at least three months at no additional cost.

III. Design Description:

The database to be designed should have among the following qualities:
  • Easy in accessibility and use
  • Simple in design yet aesthetically appealing
  • Flexible in terms of data input/ entry
  • Secure from hackers
  • Possess a strong and effective search engine
  • Strong categorization feature i.e. the classification of different professional categories must be succinct and clear-cut.
  • Contain options for advertising
IV. Qualifications

The developer will have the following basic qualifications:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and/ or IT.
  • At least 3 years experience in application development
  • Extremely sharp with database design, development, SQL/MS SQL Server development, tuning and admin
  • Proven skills in managing large datasets
  • Experience supporting production database, app and web servers
  • Solid knowledge of Java/JSP/J2EE development, reporting and database integration
  • Experience in an e-commerce/Internet environment
  • Demonstrated ability to design, plan, and execute
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills
4. Submission of Interest

Interested candidates are required to submit their bids of interest for the Consultancy job to apsea@apsea.or.ke or drop them at APSEA offices Ground Floor, Professional Centre along Parliament Road before end of day on 18th June 2011.

Only qualifying candidates will be invited to make their technical proposals.

Website: www.apsea.or.ke

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Opportunity to join a winning team as a Projects Officer

Centum is seeking to recruit an extra-ordinarily intelligent, passionate, talented, energetic and ambitious individual to join the Real Estate and Infrastructure team.

The Real Estate and Infrastructure team is currently working on the development of two world class developments in Nairobi and Kampala and the candidate will join a team drawn from across the globe in making these projects a reality.

Job summary

The jobholder is primarily responsible for managing property development and construction projects to be undertaken by Centum’s real estate subsidiaries. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the projects within time, cost and quality objectives.

Key responsibilities

Property Development
 
  • Conduct project feasibility studies and make presentations and recommendations on development concepts, preliminary development programs and budgets.
  • Prepare the project briefs which will include setting time, cost and quality objectives for the projects.
  • Supervise and manage the selection of project consultants and contractors and co-ordinate and monitor their work done.
  • Be the primary point of contact between the company and the project consultants and contractors.
  • Identify potential construction related issues or contractual disputes and effect appropriate solutions in consultation with the Supervisor.
  • Participate in design reviews and marketing planning as well as plan and co-ordinate marketing activities for project launches.
Portfolio management
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of the portfolio investment strategy.
  • Develop the portfolio return and risk objectives in consultation with the Senior Investment Officer, the CEO and the Finance and HR Manager.
  • Evaluate the performance of the portfolio against the investment strategy and recommend appropriate remedial initiatives.
Managing resources
  • Develop and implement effective systems, policies and procedures to ensure the timely evaluation of Centum’s existing real estate portfolio.
  • Participate in the development of strategy in collaboration with Centum’s management team.
  • Manage the department’s administrative functions.
Educational Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Building or Quantity Surveying.
  • Professional Certifications in Project Management such as PRINCE2™, PMP™ and MPM ™ are considered a plus.
  • A graduate degree in Building or Project Management would be an advantage.
Related job experience/qualifications
  • Minimum of five years experience in managing real estate projects within either consultant firms or developer organizations.
Additional skills
  • Leadership skills.
  • A team player.
  • Ability to work comfortably in teams comprising multi- disciplinary
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
The applicant should have a good appreciation of economic developments locally and in the region and be an achiever with a demonstrated track record of extra- ordinary performance.

All applications including detailed curriculum vitae should be emailed to info@centum.co.ke not later than 22nd June 2011.

Applicants who do not hear from us by 4th July 2011 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Centum is an Equal Opportunity employer and nationals of all East African Countries are encouraged to apply.

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  IU wishes to recruit experienced lecturers in the following disciplines:

1. Mathematics

2. Library & Information Science

Overall Purpose of the Job

To design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level for teaching at Inoorero University, in order to enable students to complete their studies successfully, and to determine, develop and carry out relevant independent research projects to extend knowledge in the appropriate subject area.

Responsibilities

Strategic Integration
  • Promote the Vision and Mission of the University and implement the University Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the development of research strategies
Teaching and Learning:
  • Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels.
  • Review and update, where necessary, course content on regular basis.
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques including e-learning and to prepare materials that create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among students
  • Ensure that course design, content and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the department as well as Universities regulations and the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
  • Offer advisory interventions to students on their performance, employment market trends and career development
  • Engage in continuous professional development
  • Promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and interaction of students with industry partners in learning and innovation.
Research:
  • Determine relevant research objectives and prepare research proposals
  • Identify sources of funding and oversee the process of securing funds
  • Carry out independent research towards acquiring higher academic qualifications
  • Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using appropriate media
Communication:
  • Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media methods to promote understanding
Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Educational Qualifications:
  • PhD in relevant field or Masters Degree
Professional Qualifications:

Professional qualifications relevant to subject area

Working Experience:

PhD degree holder:
  • Publications in one’s area of specialization and professional qualification relevant to subject area will be an added advantage.
Masters Degree holder:
  • At least five years teaching experience at University level,
  • At least three publications in reputable journals or two University level books in one’s area of specialization
Competencies
  • Effective initiative facilitation and team leadership skills
  • Structured problem solving
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good leadership, coordination, planning and organizational skills
  • Proactive, initiative, with good networking, negotiation and collaborative skills
  • Ability to perform and foster team work
  • IT proficiency.
How to Apply

You may apply by emailing your CV and application letter to recruitment@iu.ac.ke

The closing date for this application is 24 June 2011.

Please note that no paper applications will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IU is an equal opportunity employer.

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