We are a company that believes that building Global African Brands is a primary means of changing the economics and image of the African continent - thereby giving her people the recognition and confidence to stand face to face, toe to toe with the rest of the world and say - I AM AN AFRICAN!

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Purpose to provide an efficient and responsive administrative, organizational, and logistical service to the Chief Executive Officer, helping him to manage and prioritize his time.

Main Responsibilities / Key Duties
  • Internal and external meetings coordination
  • Coordinate CEO/Director diary calls and office logistics
  • Coordinate CEO/Director meetings & and when requested attend
  • Business Development Support
  • Research
  • Presentations preparation
  • Assist in managing selected Projects
Primarily, the post-holder will fulfill a specific job but be expected to develop a good understanding of the roles within the private office of and around the CEO.

The post-holder may be asked to act as the Personal Assistant to a Director(s) as required, and/or to assist with administration and agenda management.

When the CEO is absent, the post-holder will be expected to use any downtime to explore and implement improvements to the way the CEO’s office is managed.

Deadline for applications: 8th October 2011

Interested candidates should send their cvs to mojorecruiter@gmail.com

All applicants are required to indicate the position they are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Applications shall be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

An F.M.C.G manufacturing company with presence in the East Africa region is looking to hire Territory Sales In charge for Central Kenya Region including Nyeri, Embu, Meru, Nanyuki, Karatina and the surrounding areas.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, their main responsibility will be to increase sales volume and maximize market share.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Delivery of set volumes and revenue targets for the specified territory.
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly and annual territory demand forecasts and sales plan.
  • Providing management with regular market intelligence on volume and value share, competitor activities and overall demand patterns in the designated territory.
  • Recommending the appointment of distributors and/or engagement of any other direct customers from the region.
  • Analysing sales trends and variance’s and advising the management on appropriate strategies and actions to enable the company meet its objectives.
  • Establishing and ensuring maintenance of good corporate relations with stakeholders in the region.
  • Documenting, reporting and discussing execution of plans, sales and margin analysis and overall productivity with the Sales Manager.
Requirements:

The successful candidate will need to;
  • Be 30 to 35 years of age
  • Hold a university degree preferably in sales and/ or Marketing and/ or a Higher National Diploma from a reputable, recognised institution
  • Have 3+ years’ proven relevant hands on experience (F.M.C.G) in Central Kenya with demonstrated knowledge of the key players/ opportunities in the region.
  • Be highly numerate, computer literate, have excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Possess a clean driver’s license.
  • Be able to offer leadership to a dedicated team.
  • Immediate availability/availability at short notice
Candidates who have attended relevant on the job training/seminars will have an added advantage.

Remuneration- Negotiable based on qualifications and experience

Only candidates who meet ALL the above requirements need apply by applying online on jobonoffer777@gmail.com not later than Thursday 6th October 2011.
Employer: Attain Enterprises Solutions

Attain Enterprises Solutions Ltd. is a growing software development company seeking to recruit the following:

Title: Software Developer

Department: Development

Reporting to: Chief Technical Officer

Purpose

To provide both technical and functional knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics application as well as knowledge of development technologies and environments.

Description

The Development Consultant is responsible for the design and development of modifications to the standard Microsoft Dynamics application.

Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal)
  • Creative solving of technical problems
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to think abstractly
Qualification
  • The ideal candidate should have a BSc degree in computer Science or related discipline, at least three years experience in development role of Microsoft Dynamics Navision Business process understanding
  • Web Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server
  • Microsoft .NET technology, Microsoft Visual Studio development system, and Microsoft Dynamics specific development environments
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft technology stack
  • Integration of Microsoft Dynamics to other applications
  • Understands and follows development best practices and ensures that modification are documented
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interpret written business requirements and technical specification documents.
  • Perform coding to written technical specifications.
  • Investigate, analyse and document reported defects.
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.
  • Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates.
  • Performs related duties as assigned
Title: Account Support Administrator

Department: Marketing and Business Development

Reports to: Account Manager

Job Objective:

You will be expected to apply strategic thinking, business writing, problem-solving abilities and strong attention to detail to assist the Account Manager in delivering the promised customer service experience and ultimately achieving business outcomes.

Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate should have a BSc. degree in computer Science or related discipline
  • Additional certifications in Marketing is an added advantage
  • Experience in proposal and report writing
  • Have knowledge in software development life cycle and its documentation
  • Experience with dealing with customers
  • Quick understanding of new technologies and implement them in Account management
  • Active team player and should communicate well to the entire team by interacting enthusiastically and motivated manner.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and quick thinker
  • At least 1 year experience in a similar position
Responsibilities:
  • Presales activities: preparation of proposals, carrying out product presentations, organization of meetings, carrying our email campaigns and newsletters and participating in discussions to close a deal.
  • Preparing relevant reports and project management documentation on time, as well as attend project progress meetings.
  • Client support: Assistance may be required from time to time in relation to requests made by the client through calls or emails
  • Schedule meetings with Account Manager and client to carry out satisfaction surverys.
  • Managing project implementation timetable while consulting with Account manager.
  • Assist in other administrative activities in the company.
  • Management of sales/renewal contract processes.
  • Expand sales in existing accounts by introducing additional solutions and services to existing clients.
  • Monitoring competitive products and companies.
  • Recommending new solutions and services by evaluating current solutions and identifying needs to be met.
Marketing Interns
  • This is a three months internship programme with no remuneration
Education and Qualifications
  • Should be a student pursuing degree in marketing
  • Additional qualifications in IT is an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Doing extensive research on the products and give daily updates on new and upcoming solutions
  • Know about product management by helping to compile and prioritize features
  • Study the demographic details of the target consumers and help in forming strategies to attract them Interns need to compile a list of a target market and prepare a marketing strategy for the target market
  • Help with public relations, customer follow-up and other events
  • Prepare weekly reports and give the latest status of their work
Skills and Specifications
  • Should be highly motivated and energetic
  • They must have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills and tact also help in this field
Applications should be sent to jobs@attain-es.com

or P.O. Box 18286-00100 Nairobi

by close of business Friday 7th October 2011
 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is UN’s global development organization. UNDP has a normative global mission as a pro-poor development agency to promote human rights, gender and the Millennium Development Goals.

Organizational Unit / Agency: UNDP Kenya, Peace Building Conflict Prevention Unit

Application deadline: 11 October 2011

Type of contract: Service Contract

Post Level: SB-4

Languages required: English

Starting date: November 1, 2011

Duration of initial contract: 1 year renewable

Background

UNDP Kenya and the Embassy of Sweden are supporting the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) in implementing a three-year programme focusing on Community Ownership of Peace: Instilling Cohesion and Integration Values to Promote Peaceful Co-Existence and Reconciliation in Kenya.

The NCIC is a statutory body established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act 2008, No. 12 of 2008, enacted after the 2007 post-election crisis and the subsequent political negotiations.

The NCIC is one of the Agenda Four reform Commissions, borne out of the realization that long lasting peace, sustainable development and harmonious co-existence among Kenyans, requires deliberate normative, institutional and attitudinal processes of constructing nationhood, national cohesion and integration.

The Commission therefore, is a key step towards overcoming challenges to building nationhood.

The NCIC object and purpose, as provided for in section 25 of the Act is to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic, colour, religious and racial backgrounds in Kenya, and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof

Position Information

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Unit, UNDP-Kenya, the duties and responsibilities of the Programme Officer will be as follows:
  • The Programme Officer will work in collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator in the day-to-day implementation of the project activities, as per the Project Work Plan.
  • Planning, monitoring, reporting, financial management and evaluating the progress of the project as per the Project Work Plan and ensuring compliance with UNDP and/or Implementing Partners rules and regulations.
  • Ensure coordination of the project implementation process with relevant stakeholders to ensure coherence, including their involvement in monitoring and evaluating project activities, joint field visits to enhance appreciation of the project’s work.
  • Provide technical expertise into strategic planning of the project implementation process.
  • In collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator, ensure preparation of project reviews and final evaluations, as well as audits, including action plans to implement audit recommendations.
  • Engagement with key partners to influence policies and issues as relates to national cohesion, integration, reconciliation, peace building and conflict prevention, among other related issues.
  • In collaboration with the NCIC Project Coordinator ensure project documentation and publicity.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of relevant issues such as Gender, Human Rights Based Approach, etc in the implementation of the project.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as may be assigned in relation to this position, as well as perform other tasks as assigned by the Unit Team Leader or by Senior Management.
The full post description detailing the scope of work required academic qualifications and years of relevant work experience can be accessed on The UNDP Kenya website.

Application Procedure:

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at www.ke.undp.org/erecruit.

Applicants are required to fill and sign a Personal History Form (P11 Form) and submit it together with their online application.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations

1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

2. UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

3. Preference will be given to equally qualified women.

4. UNDP as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you have received, please refer to the UNDP Kenya website.

“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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RATN Database Development TOR

Job:  Database Development

Employer: Regional Aids Training Network:

Introduction

The Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN) is an international non-profit organization with operations in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA) region.

RATN is a consortium of training and capacity building institutions collaborating on a mission to strengthen the capacity of relevant individuals, organizations and other stakeholders to effectively respond to STIs/HIV/AIDS. Currently RATN has 30 institutions that are full members spread across 11 countries in ESA region.

The initiative for strengthening HIV and AIDS Training and Networking (INSTANT) programme is a new RATN initiative involving MIs submitting proposals on small innovative projects related to HIV training and capacity building as part on implementation of the RATN Strategic Plan (2009-2014).

The projects are aligned to the four RATN Strategic Plan programme areas namely: Training & Capacity Building, Knowledge & Information Management, Advocacy, Partnerships & networking and Research and Monitoring & Evaluation.

Since inception in September 2009, three rounds of application have been received.

RATN is now seeking a company/consultant to develop a web-based database system that will help manage these projects efficiently and effectively whilst at the same time act as a monitoring and evaluation system.

Terms of Reference for Development of Web-based Database Application for INSTANT Projects

Objectives
  • Design, develop, adequately test and ultimately actualize a web-based database application that will assist its users (RATN and MIs) to access, analyze, process, and convert data into useful information using various search, sort, filter, and rank queries.
  • Since it will have different users of the system with different privileges, this database is required to have multiple views depending upon the needs of users.
  • It should serve the basic needs such as data entry and report generation for all users at all levels
  • The database should have an installable off-line version that can be updated/ synchronized with the online version.
  • The database will also serve as a planning, monitoring, and evaluation system other than just being an information source
  • The database will have various views: Some information on the database will be displayed for public viewing on the website. This link gives an idea of what is expected.
  • The database should provide administrative logs tracking the various activities done from specific accounts. The public profile/display should also provide adequate statistics on views and hits.
  • User involvement throughout the project to ensure that it meets the needs of the users.
Key data elements (INSTANT Database)

RFP profile:
  • Name of MI, location, and contact information
  • Project name
  • Strategic objective (s) RFP is responding to (e.g. Kim, RM&E, training, etc)
  • RFP contact at MI
  • RFP contact at RATN
Project dates
  • Award date
  • Award amount
  • RFP start & end dates
  • Contract modification (s)
Deliverables
  • Expected deliverables
  • Actual deliverables
Reporting
  • Reports by months
  • Expected reporting date-programmatic
  • Actual reporting dates-programmatic
  • Expected report date-financial
  • Actual report date-Financial
Other
  • Support supervision: date, key issues raised
  • Documents generated by project: research, baseline reports, media articles etc
  • Stories of Change/best practice reports
  • Challenges
Qualitative data
  • Create fields for uploads of financial and programmatic reports narratives
Deliverables:

Deliverables for this project include:
  1. Functional Specification Document
  2. Technical specification document: (Preferred database software is Mysql as this should easily integrate with existing joomla website).
  3. Work break down structure with deliverables details
  4. Initial working prototype with complete features demo
  5. A complete and successfully running web-based database application, free of any hick-ups and bugs
  6. All data and reports generated during software development
  7. User and administrative manuals
  8. A report detailing all data and procedures described in this document and performed in each phase of application development.
  9. Support for 6 months after completion and successful commissioning of the database.
Experience: The consultant/company will be expected to undertake a comprehensive user requirements analysis in order to ensure the system is responsive to user’s needs.

The consultant must also demonstrate proven past work experience of a similar nature.

How to Apply:

Eligible and interested consultants should send their applications including references on related previous work by email to vacancies@ratn.org.

The application should also be accompanied with a quotation for the work including expected costs and duration for the project.

Deadlines:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 3rd October 2011 at noon.

Only successful applicants will be contacted and will then be expected to make presentations on how they would undertake the project.

These presentations must be made by 5th October 2011.

The selected company/consultant will be expected to embark on the project immediately

Website: www.ratn.org

SNV Netherlands Development Organization works in over 33 developing countries across the world in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

The emphasis of our work is on poverty reduction and promotion of good governance through

(1) increasing production, income and employment and

(2) increasing access to basic services in the sectors of water, sanitation & hygiene and renewable energy.

SNV works is in nine countries in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESA): Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the Regional office based in Nairobi.

We are active in three sectors Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy and Agriculture.

We are inviting interested and qualified Kenyan citizens to apply for the position:

Overview of the position:

The Business Development (BD) Officer works with the Strategy/Business Development / communications team supporting the ESA Region and nine countries in meeting ambitious global business development targets.

This includes identifying and securing funding from foundations and companies, bilateral and multilateral donors and providing operational, administrative, information, and strategic support to the business development teams.

The BD officer will help the ESA Region to plan for and implement business development activities, maintain business development systems and strengthen SNV's corporate response to published and unpublished opportunities.

The role requires both market insight and coordination capacities.

Location: The position is based at the Regional Office in Nairobi.

Reporting lines:

The position hierarchically and functionally reports to the Senior Regional Advisor – PRM based in Nairobi while providing BD services to the Region and 9 countries.

Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate responses to both internal and external business development queries
  • Help to manage SNV business development initiatives, including improvements to internal business development systems and processes
  • Spearheads the development of PR, communication and marketing documents, including but not limited to brochures, intranet, website and coordinate all external marketing presentations
  • Gather market intelligence on donors, projects and partners, through desk-based research and support the coordination of global
  • Build, maintain and influence a network of (potential) donors and partners in relation to specific funding opportunities
  • Ensure adequate information flows to key SNV staff and consultants with reference to both published & unpublished opportunities
  • Support SNV staff with their respective business development tasks, including bid managers to deliver high quality concept notes, grant proposals, expressions of interest and tender bids
  • Attend external meetings, road shows and other public fora strategic for SNV profiling and business relations
  • Monitor regional business development effectiveness and targets
Educational/Professional Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Business and/or Development related subjects, Marketing or any other relevant discipline

Key competencies for the post:
  • International exposure
  • Strong client management skills, ability to deliver within tight deadlines
  • Capable of hands on problem-solving, ability to generate ideas and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A positive and determined approach to researching and analyzing new business opportunities
  • Ability to use own initiative and pay close attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Work experience in development and/or private (consultancy, marketing) sector
  • Skills in and excitement about the use of state of the art ICT and (social) media
  • Ability and flair to play a representative role
Salary: Competitive salary excluding attractive secondary benefits and allowances, a challenging work environment in a team setting that stimulates self development and creativity.

Closing date for applications is 14 October, 2011.

Candidates should apply in writing and include updated Curriculum Vitae with a reliable telephone number and e-mail address and names and contacts of 2 professional referees.

Applications should be sent via email to: ralexander@snvworld.org

SNV is dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.

Our advisors contribute to this by strengthening the capacity of local organisations.

 

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