Project Location: Kenya & South Sudan

Employment terms: Permanent

We are a Construction & Engineering company offering services in construction of building & civil works and water & sewerage projects.

We are registered in Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda and we are looking for project staff to oversee our projects in Kenya and South Sudan.

Position: Project Engineers - Building & Civil Works

Work Station: Kenya or South Sudan

This position reports to the Project Manager.

Job Requirements
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering or any related field.
  • Proficient in MS Projects and MS Office proficient
  • The candidate must be aged between 30 and 40 years
  • Post graduate qualifications in project management shall be added advantage
  • Registration with ERB as Graduate or Registered Engineer and membership with IEK or any other relevant registration body shall be added advantage
  • A minimum of 12 years relevant experience in building & civil engineering projects of which at least 5 years should be in a senior supervisory position
  • The candidate must have experience in supervision of multi- storey buildings
  • Candidates who have worked in South Sudan will have an added advantage.
  • The candidate will be expected to plan and execute the project within the allocated time frame, approved budget and meet client expectations
  • The candidate will be responsible for the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of budgets, material, and labour schedules for the assigned project.
  • The candidate must have very strong project management skills
  • The candidate will be the point person between the company and the client or consultants
  • The candidate must be able to work and deliver under pressure
  • The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Position: Site Agent – Building & Civil Works

Work Station: Kenya or South Sudan

This position reports to the Project Engineer

Job Requirements
  • Minimum Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering or construction related discipline
  • HND or BSc in Civil Engineering or any related field will be an added advantage.
  • Proficient in computer applications MS Excel/MS Word
  • A minimum 10 years post-graduate experience in the supervision of large building projects. They must have been fully in charge of the projects on site
  • The candidate must have experience in supervision of multi- storey buildings
  • Candidates who have worked in South Sudan will have an added advantage.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the project on site.
  • The candidate will be responsible for quality and good workmanship on site.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assessing labour requirements and sourcing for labour.
  • The candidate must have some basic training in first aid
  • The candidate must have good project planning and management skills
  • The candidate must be able to work and deliver under pressure
  • The candidate must have some basic training in first aid
  • The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Interested candidates who meet these qualifications should send their application and up to date resume; with three professional referees to projects.recruit@gmail.com indicating your current / last and expected salary.

Deadline for submission is 10th October 2011

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Borders Consultants is a premier consulting and writing company specializing in aspects of executive consulting, writing services, editing services, tutoring services and admission services at a local and international levels.

Most of our clients are based in the US, Canada and Britain, with some also locally in Kenya.

The Job:

We are seeking to immediately fill in positions for associate writers. Most of the work will entail writing assignments related to business & research proposals, term papers, dissertations, thesis, article writing, SEO writing, and ghost writing.

If you have the proficiency to write in areas related to economics, accounting and finance, this will be an added advantage. Note that all assignments are strictly customized to exceed customer expectations.

Requirements:
  • Undergraduate in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting and English. Other majors will also be considered.
  • Excellent writing proficiency. Your writing aptitude needs to be above average with no spelling mistakes, run-on sentences, etc.
  • Flair for research. You will carry out extensive academic and executive research on many diverse topics.
  • Ability to be proactive under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per day.
  • Availability to work Saturdays.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • A clear understanding of plagiarism. No level no matter how minute of plagiarism is tolerated.
  • Clear understanding and mastery of the different writing styles (APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard) as well as their formatting and referencing.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Ability to follow instructions to the letter.
*** Only those with prior academic writing experience need apply ***

** Please note that this is a permanent full-time position. Salary is writer-dependent. There exist excellent opportunities for top writers to earn anything in excess of Kes 30,000 per month **

To be considered, please send a detailed resume, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials and a writing sample of two pages formatted in MLA titled "Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism" to info@bordersconsultants.com

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A well known international company requires the above to be responsible for all people based activity within the company from both an operational and strategic perspective.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Business or Human Resources as well have previous experience managing a resources team.

Experience influencing senior managers, building strong commercial relationships and driving a human resources strategy is essential.

The appointee will develop and implement an annual agenda for human resources strategy in line with the business strategy and plans.

You will be responsible for
  • senior level decision making in human resolves matters and have an insight into the strategic direction of the company,
  • participate as a senior management team member in senior management meetings,
  • develop employee steering strategies,
  • implementing programs and plans to execute human resources strategy,
  • overseeing the human resource and payroll system,
  • providing day to day advice to managers on human resources issues,
  • dealing with any senior performance or grievance issues in a legally compliant and professional way,
  • representing management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements mediation and arbitration meetings and well as assisting in resolving labour disputes and grievances.
Company offers excellent career prospects both nationally and internationally as well highly negotiable salary package depending on experience gained.

Should you meet the above requirements, please submit a copy of your C.V. and pay slip to Samantha@prostaff.co.za

Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not received feedback within 10 working days.

 

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As part of its Undergraduate Internship Programme, Youth Alive! Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable young person to join our impressive team of professionals as an intern on a fixed term full-time engagement.

Are you young and young at heart, dynamic, open-minded and results-oriented?

Are you real, smart-working and honest person seeking an opportunity to be creative and innovative?

Do you have a burning passion and disposition to serve and work with children, youth and their communities?

Do you have strong interest in human rights, democracy and the rule of law?

Are you free and physically present in Nairobi for at least three months between April and June 2011?

Do you believe young people can change the world for the better? If so, then we are looking for you!

The UIP is a three-month internally-supported comprehensive competence-building programme under the Youth Alive! Kenya Leadership Development Programme.

The programme targets students below 25 years of age within the public and private universities in Kenya and works to develop principle-centred leadership and managerial abilities among young people.

It aims at providing hands-on experience in non-profit development work by the integration of theory and practice. Comprising structured learning and client-focused field work, the UIP works to expand technical and practical skills of the students to conceptualise, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes across culture, gender and age.

The UIP is implemented through a sensitive and participatory learning process with attention given to individual learning dynamics as well as team performance.

Working under the Democracy & Governance programme and reporting to the Programme Assistant Democracy & Governance, the position will entail providing direct assistance to the implementation of projects under the programme and supporting the expansion of programme strategy including the development of new activities under the programme.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist in the implementation of various activities under the democracy and governance programme Component as guided by the programme Associate.
  • Assist in the preparation of programme status reports required for budget review, programme analysis, reports, etc
  • Assist in co-ordinating and organising meetings, workshops and seminars and other activities related to programme implementation and assist in the preparation of presentations of such workshops and meetings
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the youth development working groups under the democracy and governance programme component.
  • Any other duty called upon to serve from time to time.
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Must be between the ages of 20 and 25 years;
  • Must be an undergraduate student or a fresh graduate of social sciences preferably political science or public administration at an accredited and internationally recognised institution of higher learning in Kenya or resident in Kenya at the time of application.
  • Must be a fast learner with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills with fluency in English;
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with others to achieve high goals in a fast paced and culturally diverse environment;
  • Must have a deep knowledge of the current governance issues in Kenya and in East Africa;
  • Must be a self-starter with ambition who can work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Must be an outstanding role model for young people, of unquestionable integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Possession of a valid driving licence will be an added advantage
If you believe you merit our consideration, please email us your letter of application alongside detailed Curriculum Vitae with three referees, email and day-time telephone contacts to be received by the close of business on the 7th October 2011 to hr@youthalivekenya.org.

The email should have a subject line: Democracy & Governance Programme Internship.

The engagement is for an initial three months with possibility of extension.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us by 21st October 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.

The internship programme is a non-remunerative position; as such, the organisation will NOT provide a salary to the successful candidate for the services rendered but will avail equal opportunity for self advancement to the successful candidate as is to Youth Alive! Kenya staff.
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Employer: Kenya Medical Research Institute

Job: Accountant

Vacancy: 1 Post

Category: Finance

Department: Accounts & Finance

Location: Nairobi

Job Type: Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The Centre accountant will be reporting to the Centre Director and will be tasked to run the accounts department at centre level, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintenance of principal books of accounts and records on income, funds disbursements and expenditure.
  • Preparation of annual centre work plans and budget.
  • Compile and analyse financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Prepare financial management reporting for submission to KEMRI Headquarters.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Prepare bank and Ledger reconciliations.
  • Facilitate internal and external audits.
  • Custodian of payment vouchers and other accounting documents.
Preferred Skills:

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Business degree (Accounts option) from a recognized university and at least CPA II.
  • Minimum of three years experience working in the government and donor funded projects.
  • Must be computer literate, especially in electronic spreadsheet, and other accounting packages.
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines as well as willingness to work outside normal office working hours .
  • Have knowledge on (a) Banking and (b) Financial Control.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualification, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address not later than 24th of October, 2011

The Director
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O. Box 54840 – 00200
Nairobi

Email: director@kemri.org

Attn: Head of Human Resources

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