Vacancy Number: RT/IITA/07/11

Department: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 1-year fixed term contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI hosts the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nairobi. IITA (www.iita.org) with its headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, works with partners throughout Africa and beyond to reduce producer and consumer risks, enhance crop quality and productivity, and generate wealth from agriculture.

ILRI seeks to recruit a Research Technician on behalf of IITA to provide support to the team working on Plant Transformation Project in carrying out research.

The candidate will be based at BecA hub and will be expected to collaborate with IITA partners across the region and Advanced Research Institutes across the world.

Specific responsibilities will include:
·       Routine work on Plant Regeneration and Plant Genetic transformation
·       General Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology
·       Maintenance of bacterial cultures
·       Genetic Analysis of engineered bacteria and transgenic plants
·       Record keeping and Data Analysis
·       Some supervision of Junior staffs in the group
·       Any other duties assigned
The successful candidate should have:
·       First degree (B.Sc.) in Biotechnology /Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry or relevant field with
·       At least 1 year experience in Plant Transformation, Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology
·       Computer literacy, data organization and statistical analysis skills
·       Able to cope with heavy intermittent workloads extending beyond office hours and during weekends
·       Good interpersonal and communication skills
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) open to Kenyan Nationals only and will be based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.

This position is on a 1-year fixed term contract subject to six months probation period, individual performance and availability of funding. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within ILRI’s NRS scheme.

Job level and salary: This position is a job level 2A and starting is KES 64,833 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest and expectations from the position, detailed CV, names and contact details (Telephone and E-mail) of three professional referees to e-mail: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 20 July 2011.

The position title and reference number “RESEARCH TECHNICIAN-RT/IITA/07/11” should be indicated clearly on the subject line of the email application. We regret but only online applications will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI and IITA, visit our websites at www.ilri.org and www.iita.org
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LG Electronics Africa Logistics FZE (LGEEF) with its HQ in Seoul, South Korea is growing heavily and is looking for the best people in the industry.

We are looking for personnel with the energy and commitment to develop and grow in a dynamic organization.

Manager - Mobile Communications

Reporting to: Senior Manager – Mobile Communications

Grade: G2 or G3

Working Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary Range: Best in the Industry (negotiable for right Candidate) + Performance Incentive +Annual Benefits

Reporting to the MC Manager, this person will be responsible for managing the operations for Mobile Communications in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities
·       Develop national sales strategy, marketing plan, product classification and pricing, supply chain integration;
·       Manage sales revenue, market expenditure and profit management by use of appropriate tools and techniques;
·       Build strong professional relationships with key stakeholders and customers;
·       Manage account performance to measure the performance to ascertain performance level, identify issues and growth opportunities;
·       Develop sustainable business strategy for the region;
·       Ensure maximization of LG Mobile presence through extensive marketing campaigns and merchandising activities;
·       Key account management through periodical meetings with partners (operator and distributor).
Qualifications & Experience
·       At least 3-5 years in marketing with 2-3 years of experience in Mobile communication and management level
·       Bachelor Degree in Sales and Marketing and membership of a relevant Professional Body
·       Comprehensive sales and marketing experience at a senior level is compulsory
·       Market analysis knowledge and experience
·       Strategy formulation
·       Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Other General Skills and Competencies
·       Demonstrate competency in both oral and written communication for internal and external communication at all levels, especially in customer support product training program delivery
·       Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in challenging settings; ability to work in multicultural, multi-ethnic environments
·       Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of diverse background and levels of expertise
·       Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with flexibility in order to achieve both personal and team goals and complete assignments within established time frames
·       Ability to handle multiple priorities and manage a variety of resources according to a detailed plan
·       Ability to travel up to 50% primarily throughout Kenya; some international travel may be requested
Remuneration:

Attractive package will be offered to successful applicant commensurate with their demonstrated skills and abilities.

Interested individuals should forward their resume with cell phone contacts indicating their experience and suitability to: Chadwick.safu@lge.com on or before 29th July 2011.
Kenya Commercial Bank, renowned for its diversity and growth in the Region is currently strengthening its support for group operations and business with the aim of maintaining Best Practice whilst also responding to the growing Business needs to support internal and external Customer Service delivery objectives and increase shareholder value.

To this end the following challenging positions have arisen and candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications described below are hereby encouraged to apply.

Application Developers

Job Ref IT 08/2011

The Position

Reporting to Senior Manager, Application Development, the developer will require interaction with third party service providers as well as other internal IT units.

The developer must demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for hand-held devices and web solutions as a business delivery channels for both bank corporate and retail customers as well as for online agency banking services.

Key Responsibilities
·       Design, Develop and Install developed components.
·       Work closely with IT Security to ensure that applications are well secured.
·       Understands the necessity of and contributes to coding standards
·       Accountable for preparation and timely delivery of quality applications. The responsibility includes requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
·       Have expert knowledge on Dot Net programming, Share point, Active Server pages development and Database Management.
·       Work with Excel services and Sql analysis services to provide results on data collected.
·       Provide the bank with statistical reports on research and performance of various services using system tools.
·       Develop Business Continuity plans for solutions
·       Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
The Person

We are looking for talent, proven application developers to join our Information Technology team.

For the position, the successful applicants should have: -
·       A Bachelors of Science in Computing or related degree from a recognised University
·       Java programming certification - The developers should have in depth skills in jbase/java that is provable and quantifiable (code samples and/ or project descriptions) as the bulk of our development work is in or interfaced with T24 banking system (T24 is a jbase/java system).
·       Interested in learning and has a creative mind set.
·       Provable experience working on web or mobile application projects (work history with links to previous website projects)
In particular, the applicant should have at least 2 years working experience in:-
·       Developing applications, defining and testing the software or systems after development to ensure that the set functional and security parameters are in place.
·       Internet connectivity security.
·       Java programming and .net
·       Knowledge of SQL programming. SQL Server 2005/8 Administration and performance tuning will be an added advantage.
·       In depth skill with the tools of the trade in web and mobile development.
·       Familiarity with networking and IT security will be an added advantage.
·       Good knowledge of the workings of the internet, firewalls and VPN technology
·       Some working knowledge of PC hardware
·       Possess sound negotiation, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
·       Be pleasant, outgoing, aggressive and self-driven
·       Appreciates the value of great user experience in building applications
·       Responsive to user needs.
·       Enjoys interacting with users and solving problems
The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 22nd July 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Kenya Commercial Bank, renowned for its diversity and growth in the Region is currently strengthening its support for group operations and business with the aim of maintaining Best Practice whilst also responding to the growing Business needs to support internal and external Customer Service delivery objectives and increase shareholder value.

To this end the following challenging positions have arisen and candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications described below are hereby encouraged to apply.

Forensic Investigator

Job Ref AUD 02/2011

The Position

Reporting to the Senior Manager Electronic Frauds, the position will be responsible for the delivery of agreed objectives in proactive fraud management and investigation of frauds perpetrated through electronic means and keep the business informed of emerging electronic fraud threats.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this position will include; Proactively prevent, detect and investigate electronic fraud.

These will include but will not be limited to frauds as a result of:
·       System manipulation
·       Electronic funds transfer
·       RTGs
·       Swift transfers
·       Manipulation of mobile banking platform
·       Agency banking
·       Internet banking
·       Violation of Information Security policies and procedures
Execution of forensic and fraud investigations in line with the forensic and fraud methodology, processes, procedures and timeframes which includes: -
·       Performing fraud risk assessments
·       Carrying out forensic and fraud investigations
·       Preparation forensic and fraud reports
·       Maintaining proper files and updating the fraud database
·       Undertake trend analysis and profile electronic fraud, highlighting weaknesses noted and make recommendations that are geared towards reducing incidences of fraud within the organization
·       Prepare charge sheets whenever any legal action is taken against suspects and act as expert witness during court proceedings
·       During investigative and special project assignments, identify internal control enhancements regarding safeguarding of assets, compliance issues, and adherence to company policies and procedures
·       Carryout fraud awareness to staff of KCB Bank group
·       Keep abreast with developments within the industry by participating in the various fraud forums
·       Performance of special fraud management and investigations assignments as required
·       Develop and maintain the skills, knowledge and expertise to make valuable contribution to the forensic and fraud team
The Person
·       University Degree from a recognized institution with a bias towards IT CISA or Professional Information Security Qualification: CISSP/CISM or Network Certification : CCNA
·       Qualification in any banking disciplines is an added advantage.
·       Minimum of 2-3 years IT experience
·       Understanding of information security technologies
·       Forensic investigations experience
·       Experience in a banking environment
·       Use of CAATs.
·       Understanding of criminal law
·       Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as well as being meticulous, diligent, and observant
·       Ability to work conscientiously and independently with minimal supervision
·       Ability to work under pressure
·       Good interviewing & analytical skills
·       Excellent report writing skills
·       Good presentation skills
·       Ability to adapt to a first changing environment.
The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 22nd July 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Kenya Commercial Bank, renowned for its diversity and growth in the Region is currently strengthening its support for group operations and business with the aim of maintaining Best Practice whilst also responding to the growing Business needs to support internal and external Customer Service delivery objectives and increase shareholder value.

To this end the following challenging positions have arisen and candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications described below are hereby encouraged to apply.

Business Development Manager, Trade Finance

Job Ref CORP 05/2011

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Trade Finance, this position will increase trade finance business across the group through marketing for international trade business, branch support, trade procedure refinement and mitigate trade related risks

Key Responsibilities:
·       Marketing and market intelligence
·       Creation of business ideas and opportunities i.e. participate in trade fora and conferences in search of business
·       Give technical support to the KCB Subsidiaries on trade products and services.
·       Regular visits to the subsidiaries in pursuit of regional business.
·       Provide Client advisory services on Trade Finance products Making recommendations and guidance to the Group on trade related products
·       Trade Finance procedure refinement in consultation with the Senior Manager,
·       Trade Finance Deal origination, structuring and placement of trade facilities that are of structured nature
·       Product training to bank staff across the Group on Trade Finance products
Qualifications/Experience:
·       University Degree in a business related field, a postgraduate degree will be an added advantage
·       AKIB/ACIB/CPA Qualifications will be an advantage 3-5 years experience in trade finance operations
·       Demonstrated experience in structured trade finance in a financial institution
·       Good knowledge of the bank’s products
·       Expert knowledge of trade finance products
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·       Good networking and negotiation skills
The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 22nd July 2011.

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