VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO federation based in Nairobi with an East African regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from Kenya and Uganda to serve as volunteers in VSO programmes in 44 countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

In addition we contribute to Kenya’s national development working with local partners in the areas of disability, secure livelihoods and health.

At VSO Jitolee, we seek to be fully responsive to changing circumstances and needs in the countries where we work, providing timely and cost-effective services. In this role we are looking to you to support and maintain access to cost effective IT services that enable staff, volunteers and partners to achieve their objectives.

As the Information Technology Assistant, your role will involve providing proper maintenance and update of IT software and equipment and liaising with VSO IT staff internationally to provide optimum solutions and support.

In addition to supporting staff in developing databases for various purposes including donor reporting, you will provide IT training, advice and support to staff and volunteers as appropriate to optimize the use of information systems at VSO Jitolee.

You will also maintain office security at a high level ensuring that the security systems are routinely maintained and serviced.

A competent Information Technology Assistant, you will have at least one year experience with
adequate knowledge in developing and managing databases and global communication systems as well as an awareness of new technology that may improve delivery of services.

You will have knowledge and experience in using Windows server 2003 and 2008 and demonstrated skills in developing and managing systems, software applications and information systems administration.

Excellent ability in the use of Microsoft Office applications,capacity to manage knowledge and resources, team working and ability to influence others will also be key to this role.


If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application- composed of a CV and a statement (of not more than two pages) explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job.

Please include telephone and email contact and details of three referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).

Applications should be sent to:

The Human Resources Manager
Email: recruitmentkenya@vsoint.org

*** Please quote the job reference number VSOJ-ITA/0911

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

Application deadline Friday, 21st October 2011

Interviews 7th-11th November 2011

Expected Start date Earliest convenience

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We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Service Assurance and Quality Department within the Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Desktop Support Engineers

Reporting to the Desktop Support Manager, the holder will Provide 2nd level support for IT hardware and software user support for computing.
  • Administration and configuration of IT client hardware, software & IP telephony;
  • Resolution of request fulfillment and Hardware System administration;
  • Retail shops support; Escalate and follow up on unresolved issues to ensure SLA is met;
  • Data backups to ensure service restoration in case of any failure;
  • Preventive maintenance of user system to maximize service availability;
  • Documentation and Policy implementation;
  • Generation of accurate, regular and ad hoc reports on time.
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or IT, from a recognized institution or equivalent
  • Microsoft certification: MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, ITIL
  • Nortel
  • IP Telephony
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Friday the 14th October 2011.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

Via E-mail to:hr@safaricom.co.ke

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Career Opportunity Kenya Shell

We are looking for talented individuals to fill the following exciting roles:

Terminal Superintendent (Mombasa)

Aviation Superintendent

Aviation Logistics Supervisor

Terminal Superintendent (Mombasa)

Reporting to the Mombasa Terminal Manager, the Terminal Superintendent will be responsible for co-ordinating operational activities related to the safe receipt of product, warehousing, loading and timely despatch of the same to customers.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Ensure all operations in the Terminal are carried out strictly in accordance with operational procedures and Health, Safety & Environment standards.
  • Responsible for the Shore activities e.g. overseeing vessel receipts. Acts as terminal focal point for clearing ships that call on the port of Mombasa and Dar-e-salaam.
  • Monitor operational activities at both Kipevu & Shimanzi Oil Terminals to ensure HSSE compliance and to minimise operational or other delays during vessel cargo transfers
  • Ensure that all customer deliveries by pipeline and vessel back loadings are done on time in strict adherence to set procedures.
  • Oversee Tank-farm and gantray operations at the Terminal.
  • Coordinate product replenishment to ensure adequate stocks at all times
  • Ensure all receipt operations into the terminal are carried out efficiently /effectively and strictly in accordance with operational procedures and HSSE standards
  • Receive daily stock variance reports and ensure adequate investigation/corrective action to keep within tolerance
  • Participate in oil spill exercises, and oil industry Kipevu & Shimanzi Oil Terminals users meetings
Minimum requirements/competencies
  • Engineering graduate preferably Mechanical Engineering with at least 3 years experience in petroleum operations preferably in a depot.
  • Good communication & Supervisory skills and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision and a team player.
Aviation Superintendent

Reporting to the Cluster Aviation Operations Manager, the Aviation Superintendent will be responsible for supervising the provision of fuelling operations, depot maintenance, engineering projects, Inventory management and Customer Service at the assigned Aviation Depot.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Ensure all operations in the depot are carried out strictly in accordance with operational procedures and Health, Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) standards.
  • Manage the day to day depot operations e.g. fuelling operations, shift management, equipment management etc.
  • Provide HSSE Leadership in the depot.
  • Ensure the Aviation depot Compliance to all the regulatory requirements e.g. Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Airports Authority, NEMA etc.
  • Stock Management — ensure adequate stock and full reconciliation of stock as per company guidelines.
  • Offer leadership in ensuring provision of quality customer service to customers
  • Management all the staff at the depot.
Minimum requirements
  • Engineering or Technical degree with at least 3 years working experience in a Petroleum industry or Depot Operation.
  • Knowledge in Aviation Operations, Depot Engineering, Inventory Management & protect management is an added advantage.
Aviation Logistics Supervisor

Reporting to the Aviation Superintendent, the Aviation Logistics Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that Aviation Depots are stocked with products, co-ordinate logistics with the Fleet section, Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya Revenue Authority and the clearing agent as well as manage the stock reconciliation.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Ensure bulk and packed stock availability at aviation depots.
  • In liaison with the Fleet Section, responsible for truck scheduling, loadings, documentation & dispatch.
  • Ensure compliance to all Kenya Revenue Authority (Customs) requirements on trucks loading and documentation as well as corresponding liaison with the Clearing agent and KPC loading facilities.
  • Responsible for orders release and confirmation in the accounting system & daily Stock reconciliation (bulk and packed)
  • Ensure the Bridging trucks loading operations are done in line with the company’s Health Safety, Security and Environment policies and procedures
Minimum requirements
  • A degree in Business OR Engineering discipline from a recognised Institution.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • A valid driving licence, Class BCE
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in ERP/ Stock accounting system. Experience in JDE Edwards (accounting system) and Aviation Fuelling Operations will be an added advantage.

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your detailed resume with your cellphone contact via email to hr@ksl.shell.com or to the address below.

The Human Resource Manager,
Kenya Shell,
P.O Box 43561, 00100,

Deadline for application is 14 October 2011.

Only short listed applicants would be contacted.

Kenya Shell is an equal opportunity employer!

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Communications Intern SDfA - Kenya

SDfA-Kenya is a not for profit organization operating in various districts in Kenya.

We aim to help poor communities attain sustainable development, and in turn live better lives, through initiatives that originate from communities themselves.

We strive to provide long term solutions to social-economic problems affecting various communities and thus alleviate poverty.

As such we are currently looking for self motivated individuals to fill
the position of communications within the organization as interns.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Assist in the production of written materials and the development and design of digital content
  • Assist in maintenance of project social media sites (facebook, twitter, etc)
  • Assist in research assignments
  • Write briefs and secondary content relevant to the project as well as feature articles when available
  • Maintain and regularly update basic information on the project
  • Excellent command of written English with the ability to write clear and compelling news, features and analysis
  • Solid understanding of media production software including desktop publishing, web design and web content management applications
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and manage ongoing projects with minimal supervision Self-motivated with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Plus any other assignments as it may be required of him/her
  • Bachelors degree or Diploma from a recognized institution in communications and / or journalism
  • Demonstrable experience in journalism, media production or communications
  • Demonstrable experience working with or interest in development issues
Email: a.wemanya@sdfa-kenya.org

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