Backpack Farm Agriculture Program

Franchise Coordinator

The Backpack Farm Agriculture Program (BPF) () is an internationally recognized social enterprise aggregating packages of green agri-tech and training exclusively designed to support smallholder farmers in Kenya and the wider East Africa Community (EAC) to realize their economic potential.

The BPF team is actively recruiting a Franchise Coordinator (junior management) to support expansion of its existing Franchise farm program (distribution and training centers).

Website: www.Backpackfarm.com

Responsibilities
  • The Coordinator for Franchise Development Coordinator will provide technical support and leadership to each BPF Franchise.
  • Communicate weekly with Franchise Managers and Trainers via phone and email.
  • Monitor and evaluate Sales and Training Program at each Franchise Farm and communicate with the Managing Director.
  • Build a pipeline of potential new franchise partners.
  • Develop and design systems and materials to improve Franchise Program efficiency.
  • Assist Managing Director to develop expansion and marketing strategies
  • Manage relationship with technical suppliers to ensure shipments to each franchise farm.
  • Travel independently
Requirements
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management or Agriculture related Management.
  • 3-5 years of work / management experience
  • Basic computer skills in MS Office: Word, Excel and Email applications
  • Clear and effective (written and oral) communication skills in both English & Swahili
  • A PLUS but not required: Basic Knowledge of Agriculture Inputs including irrigation.
To Apply

1. Send a cover letter within the email content and attach CV in word or PDF format ONLY to: carolbackpackfarm@gmail.com

2. The CV should use the naming convention: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.doc

3. DO NOT send any extraneous attachments or scanned documents

4. CV should include at least three (3) professional references with email and phone number.

5. Only candidates who make the short list will be contacted for an interview.

6. Closing Date: 4 November 2011

7. Salary and benefits for this position commensurate with the responsibilities


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A leading provider of security solutions, including manned guarding services, security vehicle tracking, and cash in transit among others in East Africa seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of an Operations Manager.

The successful candidate will be charged with the major role of improving the operations systems processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission.

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee overall staff management planning, system and control
  • Improve the efficiency of the operation
  • Improve the operations system processes and policies in support of organizations mission specifically, support better management reporting information flow and management, business process and organization planning.
  • Improve control of service levels and quality
  • Organizing and overseeing effective supervision.
  • Visit accident scene, investigation and compilation of detailed reports
  • Conduct security survey and design appropriate assignment instructions
  • Carry out intelligence threat assessment
  • Client liaison
  • Coordinating with law enforcement agencies in solving crime
Qualifications and Experience
  • University graduate preferably in social science
  • Diploma in security management will be an added advantage
  • Have good communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and Access
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects and initiatives
  • Security background preferably in the disciplined forces at a senior position
  • Ability to motivate and work for long hours
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional and ethical standards and diverse workplace
To apply, send your CV only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 4th November 2011.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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Due to fast and sustained growth, our client, a manufacturing company, requires a suitable candidate to fill in the following position urgently.

Personal Assistant
  • Attending to all administrative functions in the CEO’s office
  • Preparing and planning for the CEO’s work schedules
  • Organizing and preparing schedules for Board Meetings and liaising with all board members
  • Preparing and typing documents for Board presentations
  • Providing technical and general administration duties for various projects
  • Providing secretarial services during management meetings
  • Handling general inquiries and directing them to the relevant managers
  • Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments
  • Dealing with correspondence and writing letters, taking dictation and minutes
  • Organizing and attending meetings, and ensuring the manager is well-prepared for meetings
  • Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post
  • Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations
  • And other duties that may be assigned.
Qualification
  • Diploma in relevant field and customer service orientation
  • 2 years experience in the same field
  • Age between 26-28years.
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understand the necessity of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diversity and stress tolerance
Interested candidates can send their CV to recruitment@workforceassociates.net on the Subject line indicate PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

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Position: Hotel Manager

Supervised by: Director

Job Objective/Summary

To ensure that all the policies and procedures of the company are adhered to and ensure the day-to-day operations of the hotel and customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Attain set revenue target of the company.
  • Deliver marketing strategies to build, develop and retain a loyal client base.
  • Ensure top of the range customer service is offered to all clients.
  • Manage cost within the budget and also ensure purchase supplies or services from outside vendors, such as laundry, repair, and trash.
  • Manage hotel facilities to ensure Zero pilferages or misuse.
  • Manage and maintain all year or seasonal lodging facilities.
  • Observe and monitor workers' performance to make sure that company rules and procedures are being followed.
  • Confer and cooperate with other department managers to coordinate hotel activities.
  • Ensure 24 hours cleanliness and appearance of the hotel.
  • Coordinate front-office duties and resolve problems.
  • Assign duties to workers and schedule shifts. Coach staff on how to do the job and motivate them to finish projects
  • Answer customers' questions, make them feel at home, and build on-going relationships.
  • Make decisions and develop plans for how to manage hotel.
  • Identify staffs' actions and evaluate whether it meets hotels' standards.
Qualification
  • A diploma or a degree in Hotel management/ Hospitality management
  • Three years working experience in the same industry.
  • One can work for long hours.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
Interested candidates can send their CV to recruitment@workforceassociates.net on the Subject line indicate Hotel Manager.

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