Savannah Cement (EPZ) Ltd, is in the final phase of completing a new state of the art, green field cement factory specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high quality cement and cement products at Athi River.

This is an opportunity for highly motivated professionals, seeking a thrilling and fulfilling experience and desirous to leave a mark in the industry to join the key front line staff of the company as hereunder:

Finance Manager

Job Ref. MN 5112

Job Profile
  • To manage financial projections controls and produce timely monthly and other necessary P & L reports.
  • To provide strategic financial plans taking into account the commercial sales, cost of production and all operations and harmonize such projections.
  • To manage and safeguard all company assets.
Person Profile
  • University graduate with full CPA (K) or ACCA. An MBA will be a definite advantage.
  • Minimum 10 years post CPA qualification experience with at least 5 years experience in a senior position in a manufacturing environment.
  • Fully computer literate with ERP experience.
  • Globally alert to currency fluctuations and other implications on the bottom line.
Internal Audit Manager

Job Ref. MN5113

Job Profile
  • To map all risks and exposures and draw up mitigation strategies.
  • To conduct regular and adhoc audit checks.
  • To educate all staff on audit requirements.
Person Profile
  • University graduate with full CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications backed by at least 6 years audit experience in professional audit firms and companies.
  • Fully computer literate with additional computerized audit knowledge and ERP experience
Commercial Manager

Job Ref. MN5114

Job Profile
  • To establish cement distributors countrywide.
  • To identify key commercial stakeholders in the construction industry i.e. contractors, real estate developers and allied sectors.
  • To build, motivate and lead a high performance sales force.
  • To formulate market penetration, growth and enhanced market share strategies.
Person Profile
  • University graduate preferably in marketing.
  • A minimum of 10 years sales and marketing experience with at least 5 years in supervisory and managerial positions in reputable companies.
  • At least 5 years experience in building sectors, sales and distribution management such as suppliers of steel, paints, cement, direct user's and stake holders in the building sector.
  • Fully computer literate.
Technical Manager

Job Ref. MN 5115

Job Profile
  • To spearhead cement production at optimal production levels and costs.
  • To ensure availability of mechanical production capacity through preventive and regular maintenance.
  • To train and motivate a high performance production team.
  • To liaise with the commercial department and schedule production capacity and shifts to meet market needs.
Person Profile
  • University graduate in BSc Mechanical / Electrical or Bachelor of Technology or related degree.
  • Minimum 10 years in a manufacturing environment preferably in cement production.
  • Fully computer literate.
Safety, Health and Environment Manager

Job Ref. MN5116

Job Profile
  • To ensure compliance with NEMA's guidelines.
  • To formulate and disseminate safety and health regulations across the factory operations, offices and compounds.
Person Profile
  • University graduate in biological or health sciences.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience on safety, health and environmental management.
  • Relevant professional certification on safety, health and environment would be an advantage.
  • Fully computer literate.
Human Resources Manager

Job Ref. MN5117

Job Profile
  • To recruit and retain high calibre staff.
  • To establish staff motivation strategies including training, remuneration and good industrial relations.
Person Profile
  • University graduate. An MBA will be an advantage.
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management.
  • Experience in CBA negotiations.
  • Fully computer literate.
PA to the Chairman

Job Ref. MN5118

A graduate lady with at least 5 years as PA to CEOs or Chairman of local or international companies.

BSC Mechanical Engineer

Job Ref. MN5119
  • Should have at least 5 years maintenance and manufacturing experience including shift supervision.
BSC Electrical Engineer

Job Ref. MN5120
  • Should have at least 5 years maintenance and manufacturing experience including shift supervision.
Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:-
  • Job Ref. No.
  • Your Name
  • Current/Past Salary: Year 2010 P.M, Year 2011 P.M
  • Year 2011 Benefits: If House, State Market Rent, If Car State Cc.
Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 7th November 2011.

Mark Job Ref. No. on the envelope and application letter.

Send to:

Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,
P.O. Box 50736 - 00200,
Nairobi.

Email: recruit@manpowerkenya.com

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Republic of Kenya Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs

Vacancies

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified Kenyans for the following vacancies:

1. Senior Support Staff III

Job Group ‘D”,

Eighty Three (83) Posts

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 3/2011

Salary Scale: KShs. 8,819x 438 – 9,257 x464 - 9,721 p.m.

Terms of Service: Temporary

A. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘D’ plain or Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division IV.

B. Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be deployed in any of the station within the Ministry and assignments will include:- Carrying out cleaning and messengerial duties as instructed.

2. Housekeeper / Cateress III

Job Group ‘H”, Seven

7 Posts

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 4/2011

Salary Scale: KShs.16, 692 X 835 - 17,527 X 876 - 18,403 X 920 - 19,323 X 966 - 20,289 P.M.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

A. Requirements for Appointment

For the appointment to the grade of Housekeeper/Cateress III, a candidate must;
  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C plain or Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division III with grade C- in English, Mathematics, Biology and either Science or Physical Science; and
  • Have successfully completed a two year pre-service training at the Kenya Polytechnic or any recognized institution and have been awarded a Diploma in Institutional Management.
B. Duties and Responsibilities

Work at this level involves management of catering services in a medium size catering /housekeeping facility or institution by ensuring efficient and proper organization and management of catering services, laundry management, maintenance of furniture and linen,
control of stock and inventory and overall supervision of catering and housekeeping services in the Kitchens/dining halls and the hostel(s) respectively.

3. Clerical Officer II

Job Group ‘F”

Four Twenty Eight (428)

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 5/2011

Salary Scale: Kshs. 10,717 X 537 - 11,254 X 563 - 11,817 X 599- 12,416 P.M.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

A. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must be in possession of:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (minus) or its approved equivalent; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications will be an added advantage.
B. Duties and Responsibilities

Work at this level will be carried out under close supervision and guidance of a more senior officer and will be subject to regular checks and verification. Officers at this level will be deployed
in the HRM Unit, General Registry, Supplies, Accounts office or General office services.

Specific duties will include compiling statistical records; sorting, filing and dispatching letters; maintaining an efficient filing system; processing appointments, promotions; discipline, transfers and other related duties in Human Resource Management; computation of financial or statistical records based on routine or special sources of information; preparing payment vouchers; compiling data and drafting simple letters.

4. Security Wardens II

Job Group ‘E”

Twenty Four (24) Posts

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 6/2011

Salary Scale: Kshs. 9,721 X 486- 10,207 X 510 -10,717 X 537- 11,254 P.M.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

A. Requirements for Appointment
  • For appointment to this grade, candidate must be in possession of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+.
  • Be less than 36 years of age; and
  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be in possession of a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.
B. Duties and Responsibilities

Before deployment, direct entrants will undergo three (3) months initial training as Security Warden II and on successful completion of their training, duties and responsibilities will involve patrol and/or guard of access points; detention of unauthorized persons and vehicle from entering premises and/or protected areas; and also be able to control crowds and collect information and report on matters of security interest.

5. Driver III

Job Group ‘D”

Thirty One (31) Posts

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 7/2011

Salary Scale: Kshs. 8,819X 438 – 9,257 X464 - 9,721 P.M.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

A. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D plain or Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division IV.
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive;
  • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;
  • Passed Suitability Test for Driver Grade III;
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a practical test for drivers conducted by the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ministry of Public Works.
  • Be in possession of a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.
B. Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve driving a motor vehicle as authorized; carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyre pressure, etc; detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems; maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned; ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road; safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; and maintain cleanliness of the vehicle.

6. Artisan II

Job Group ‘F”

Four (4) Posts

Advert No. OVP/MOHA 8/2011

Salary Scale: Kshs.10,717 X 537 –11,254 X 563- 11,817 X 599 - 12,416 P.M.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

A. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Served as an Artisan in the specific area of specialization (Carpentry, Masonry, Tailoring and Painting) for at least three (3) years.
  • Trade Test certificate II and
  • Proof of experience.
A. Duties and Responsibilities

Work at this level will involve deployment in areas of specialization relating to Carpentry, Masonry, Painting and Tailoring.

Interested applicants for the above posts are requested to complete two (2) copies of PSC 2 (Revised 2007) form and send it directly to this office enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials, detailed current curriculum vitae indicating working experience, identity card, both official telephone and mobile numbers, e-mail and postal addresses to the address shown below.

Completed application forms should be addressed and sent to:-

The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs,
Jogoo House ‘A’,
P. O. Box 30478,
Nairobi

So as to reach the Ministry on or before 17th November, 2011.

Please Note:
  • PSC 2 forms are obtained (Free of Charge) from any Government office and may also be down loaded from the Public Service Commission (K) website: www.publicservice.go.ke
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
  • Hand delivered applications should be submitted at the Ministry Headquarters, Jogoo House ‘A’, 3rd Floor, Room 344.
Ludeki Chweya, PhD, CBS
Permanent Secretary

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Job Title: Senior Finance Officer / Team Leader

Job Family: Financial Sector

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Appointment: Local Hire

Job Posted: 28-Oct-2011

Closing Date: 20-Nov-2011

Language Requirements: English [Essential]; French [Desired]; Portuguese [Desired]

Background / General description

The World Bank’s Controller’s Vice Presidency (CTR) is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA) and the extensive Trust Fund/Partnership portfolio of these two entities.

The Controller’s Vice Presidency is also responsible for expressing Finance’s viewpoint on controls over Bank operations particularly those which validate the appropriateness of loan disbursements.

Organizationally, CTR comprises the

(1) Financial Instruments Accounting and Valuation,

(2) Loans, and

(3) Client Services Departments, as well as the Financial Analysis and Reporting, Accounting Policy, Knowledge Dissemination, and Operational Risks and Controls units.

These teams collectively include approximately 400 staff; of which 150 are located in Washington with the remaining 250 located in regional offices the largest being in Chennai, India.

The Loan Department (CTRLD) is the focal point within the Bank for exercising fiduciary controls over its lending operations, including responsibility for ensuring that loan funds are used for their intended purposes.

In this regard it collaborates actively and maintains close working relationships with Regional Management, Financial Management (FM) and Procurement (PR) Networks, Legal Department (LEG), Treasury Department (TRE), Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships (CFP), Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) and the Internal Auditing Department (IAD) in discharging this responsibility.

The Loan Department also coordinates closely with Operational Policy and Country Services (OPCS) on professional excellence on the part of all financial professionals employed by the institution, and supports building the capacity of Bank borrowers to enable them to introduce and maintain sound accounting and financial management systems and procedures relating to public funds.

CTRLD has approximately 120 staff, with about one third currently based in Washington, DC and the others located in six main regional centers around the world (Brasilia, Beijing, Zagreb, Chennai, Manila, and Johannesburg).

The Loan Department (CTRLD), which is currently being realigned so as to be more client focused, is primarily responsible for the formulation and administration of the Bank's financial policies and procedures relating to disbursement of funds from IBRD loans, IDA credits, the Project Preparation Facility (PPF), Institutional Development Fund (IDF) Grants, Recipient-Executed Trust Funds and other financial products of the Bank.

As part of this realignment, CTRLD is opening a Regional Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Nairobi Regional Center will follow the staffing model of others teams –with a solid team of finance assistants, analysts, and a Team Leader who are currently being recruited.

The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for the day-to-day efficient and effective provision of disbursement services within the Nairobi Regional Center.

In fulfilling this role, the Team Lead will provide technical leadership in terms of ensuring that all the current disbursement functions carried out by the Nairobi Regional Center are carried out according to established policies and procedures.

S/he will supervise all regional center staff, and ensure that their work is carried out in compliance with CTRLD policies and procedures.

S/he will report to the Division Manager and will work closely to facilitate the efficient administration and disbursement management of the country portfolios handled by the Regional Center.

The Team Leader will also work closely with Finance Officers in Washington DC to ensure seamless collaboration as projects advance from the preparation stage to negotiations/Board approval and implementation.

The Team Leader upholds CTRLD service standards for quality and responsiveness, appropriately balancing its fiduciary and client service roles. The Team Leader will contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year renewable term appointment.

Duties and Accountabilities

Staff Supervision and management of day-to-day business:
  • Develop and implement regional center's strategy for cost effective and efficient operations, according to department's direction;
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day business processes of the Regional Center, including, inter alia, records management, transaction processing and portfolio administration workflows, in accordance with CTRLD policies, procedures, quality and efficiency performance standards established for the unit;
  • Establish individual work assignments and workload allocations for staff working at the Regional Center in consultation with the Division Manager;
  • In consultation with the Division Manager, support the staff recruitment process and seek to create a professional environment that promotes team work and collaboration. Mentor staff and ensure that they have the skills and capacity to deliver the work program. In delivering on these responsibilities, the Team Leader will work closely with the Human Resources and CTRLD Division Managers;
  • Manage staff performance and provide performance and developmental feedback;
  • Promote the smooth operation of CTRLD’s global team through the maintenance of appropriate business continuity arrangements.
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide technical support to regional center staff, in close consultation with assigned Finance Officers on technical inquiries;
  • Escalate issues to the CTRLD leadership team as necessary for a timely resolution;
  • Promote staff use of sound professional judgment in the performance of their duties;
  • Contribute to established risk management, control and performance measurement activities, and ensure timely follow-up on identified action items;
  • Promote and improve efficiency and effectiveness of core business processes, and smooth introduction of business process changes;
  • Share unit's knowledge and keep other Regional Center Team Leads and Washington based Finance Officers informed of best practices and complex case resolution.
Portfolio Management:
  • Play a key role in ensuring the quality of portfolio management through implementation of standard procedures and monitoring.
Client Support/ Capacity Building:
  • Act as CTRLD representative to regional center's clients;
  • Provide training and other client support services as required, including participation in missions;
  • Build internal awareness and greater understanding of disbursement management processes and procedures and the role of CTRLD
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from clients regarding disbursement management operations.
Selection Criteria
  • Minimum Education: Masters degree (Postgraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or Business) and/or bachelor's degree with professional certification (CPA, ACCA, CFA or equivalent) and a minimum of 10 years of direct relevant experience in leading teams, portfolio management, project implementation, and/or contract management.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing diverse teams, including virtual teams
  • Knowledge of internal controls and procedures
  • Knowledge of the World Bank operational policies, including understanding of Bank policies and practices related to disbursement and contract management, would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding of information systems and the application of new technology.
  • Ability to exercise sound professional judgment within the framework of CTRLD policies and procedures, taking into account project considerations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in English including in situations requiring diplomacy and negotiation with Borrower representatives. Language skills in French and Portuguese will be a plus.
  • Demonstrated capacity to function as a team member of a multi-disciplinary team, to search for common ground and, where appropriate, to recommend decisive action.
  • Demonstrated track record of following up on action items and achieving results and acknowledging the contributions of others.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments and ability to build effective working relations with clients, development partners and Bank staff at all levels.
  • Ability to deal with rapidly shifting priorities, work demands and manage complex projects and multiple tasks against ambiguous deadlines.
  • Understanding of cross-cutting issues (e.g. procurement, project management, governance, public sector management) at project/sector/country level within the Africa context
  • Commitment to continued professional education and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Willingness to seek help from and offer help to others, and to deliver CTRLD’s work program within its service standards.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop the capabilities of junior staff.
  • Willingness to travel on short-term assignments.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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