Male Personal Assistant required for a leading Nairobi firm

Must have a degree (
Not a legal degree), preferably from a foreign university, with a first or second degree pass and with a minimum of 4 years experience in a corporate role, within an international company or organization.

Salary: 100,000/- to 150,000/-

Deadline: 1st of December 2011


Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to:
Summit recruitment & Training,
Rhino House, Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

Only applicants who are successful will be contacted.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job.

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent child rights organisation. We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we’re determined to change this.

We are seeking to fill the following positions, all offered one (1) year contract with possibility of extension if additional funding is secured.

1. Programme Quality & Design Director

1 Position

Based in Nairobi with field travel

Job purpose

S/He will ensure that Save the Children UK Programme in Kenya delivers technically sound programmes that attract significant donor funding and contributes significantly to national/global learning, advocacy and programme development.

As part of the core Senior Management Team, the post-holder will also contribute to the development and/review of the country strategic direction and policy formulation.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating effective programming in Save the Children UK Kenya, lead in the development of thematic plans and technical content of project proposals based on comprehensive and sound technical analysis of child rights situations in country, informed by innovative models for improving children’s rights and in line with donor strategy and guidelines.

Supervise the Programme Quality Manager to lead and coordinate activities of thematic technical advisors who are responsible for the provision of adequate, synergistic and high quality technical support to thematic programmes/project implementation.

The incumbent will also oversee the design and implementation of Save the Children UK Kenya advocacy strategies and campaigns.

Person Specification:
  • Masters degree in Development Studies or Social Sciences or relevant thematic discipline with minimum seven (7) years of INGO experience in programme development and implementation at senior management level
  • Excellent people and team orientation skills
  • Conversant with current thematic issues and debates in developing countries
  • Good thematic strategic orientation skills; Project proposal and technical paper writing skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of highly qualified technical experts
  • Extensive experience of working in at least one Save the Children technical area (health, education, child protection, nutrition, food security or livelihoods)
  • Tact and diplomacy are essential
2. Health Advisor

1 Position

Based in Nairobi with field travel

Job purpose

Under the general direction and guidance of the Programme Design and Quality Director, the incumbent will ensure that health programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.

The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved.

The post-holder will also contribute and support the implementation of the Newborn and Child Survival Strategy.

Person Specification:
  • A health professional with a Masters degree in public health or equivalent with minimum five years (5) professional experience at a senior advisory level in health for international NGOs or the private sector in Kenya
  • Excellent understanding of the health sector within the Kenyan context, particularly maternal, newborn and child health issues
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches
  • Strong report writing skills, including experience in writing funding proposals and donor reports
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Tact and diplomacy are essential
3. Child Survival Research & Advocacy Advisor

1 Position

Based in Nairobi

Job purpose

Under the supervision of the Programme Quality Director and in close collaboration with the technical advisory team, the Research and Advocacy Advisor will lead the development of SC Kenya’s research and advocacy agenda.

The postholder will ensure information and data generated by SCUK programmes contributes to national and global advocacy efforts that improve child survival outcomes for children.

Person Specification:
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred, with minimum five (5) years international experience in humanitarian work
  • Solid background in programming and policy analysis or advocacy is desired
  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of managing programmes with government, donor and implementing partners
  • Demonstrable experience of high level conceptual, strategic thinking and analysis
  • Experience of developing alliances, partnerships and/ or other collaborative relationships with a wide range of development sector actors, such as national and local governments, donors, UN agencies and NGOs
  • Experience of designing, managing and writing up independent research in relevant sectors
  • Ability to identify and analyze information from diverse sources
4. Child Protection Advisor

1 Position

Based in Dadaab

Job Purpose

Under the general direction and guidance of the Programme Design and Quality Director expand Save the Children UK’s portfolio of child protection programming and ensure this programming is of excellent technical quality.

S/He will build on technical knowledge, personal understanding of the operation of child protection policy and services in Dadaab, current/previous programming to develop proposals for new programming in close coordination with the programme staff, ensure all new programming supports the achievement of Save the Children’s strategic and thematic objectives, in particular Child Protection in Emergencies.

S/He will be responsible for drawing links between child protection and other sectors and regularly assess and communicate the implications and priorities of any changes in the operating environment relevant to this theme in close collaboration with other relevant advisor(s).

Person Specification:
  • A Masters degree in social sciences or relevant field with minimum five (5) years professional experience at field-based and /or advisory level in child protection at an international-level
  • Proven national or preferably international-level representation, analysis and advocacy skills
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff, partners and communities with experience of using participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Strong report writing skills, including experience in designing child protection programmes and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Good interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties
  • Excellent understanding of the child protection sector within a refugee context
  • Experience in mental health and psychosocial support, child labour prevention and UNHCR’s Best Interests Determination programming
  • Experience in facilitating child participation in programme design and implementation
  • Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Programming
  • Proven experience of successful fundraising
  • Good understanding of the linkages between child protection and other key sectors of Save the Children’s work specifically education, food security, health and nutrition
5. Report and Proposal Writing Coordinator

1 Position

Based in Nairobi

Job Purpose

The Report and Proposal Co-ordinator will monitor the timely submission of quality reports and proposals to donors.

The Co-ordinator will support the Senior Management Team members and Technical Advisors to plan for upcoming calls for proposals and reporting deadlines and where necessary, s/he will serve as a primary writer for the development of proposals and reports.

Person specification
  • Demonstrated experience of writing winning proposals for different key institutional donors and Save the Children Members
  • Demonstrated experience of reporting and proposal development in at least three of Save the Children’s thematic areas namely child protection, health, nutrition, food security & livelihoods, and education
  • Understanding of donor compliance and key Save the Children reporting procedures
  • Good negotiation, communication, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Team orientation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Budgeting experience
6. County Coordinator

1 Position

Based in Wajir

Duration: 4 months

Job Purpose

The County Coordinator will ensure the coordination of the Improving Resilience and Reducing Dependence (IRRD) Project Consortium activities within the county.

The incumbent will report directly to the Consortium Manager but also work closely with Drought Management Officer, IRRD Consortium and other partners within the county to support the mapping and documentation of various organizational activities within the County, ensure a relevant monitoring of drought early warning systems in the County, through the formally agreed monitoring system and to participate in the existing partners’ network at district level, ensuring that the IRRD Consortium and its’ activities are fully represented at key technical forums.

Personal Specification
  • University degree in Agriculture/ livestock production or socio-economic development related fields. Masters degree or relevant qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in M & E with an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) in a developing country
  • Demonstrated experience in managing partnerships with NGOs / CBOs and government
  • Excellent Communication (written and oral) and good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills, research, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work as team leader and part of teams (multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and inter-agency).
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.
  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located
Application process

If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a
cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme


not later than 8th December 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

“Candidates from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

A new player in the hospitality industry specifically operating high end serviced apartments near the Arboretum/State House area in Nairobi.

We are seeking applications from highly dynamic and well exposed candidates who are available to fill the following positions from December 2011:

Hotel General Manager


The jobholder will be responsible to the investors and owners of the establishment.

His/her role will include:
  • Ensure the provision of excellent guest services
  • Oversee all the operations of the serviced apartments
  • Supervision of the staff in all departments including front desk, accounts, sales and marketing, food and beverage
  • Management of relationships and contracts with external suppliers or service providers
  • Management the relationship of key corporate or individual clients
  • Manage the facility and ensure protection of all the assets
We invite applications from highly energized individuals who meet the following criteria:
  • Degree/Higher Diploma in hotel management
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in the hospitality industry
  • Team management and leadership experience in a hotel environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with strong ability to create the right impression as well as market the hotel to potential clients
  • Computer literate
  • Well developed customer/guest relationship skills
  • Accounts knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • High degree of honesty and integrity


This is a role responsible for undertaking accounting functions and producing financial statements.

The role holder is expected to perform undertake the following duties:
  • Preparing financial reports in accordance with accounting standards
  • Preparation of company annual quarterly and monthly budgets and management accounts
  • Ensuring timely preparation of accurate monthly expenditure reports
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends
  • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance
  • Ensuring cost minimization and income maximization
Minimum Criteria:
  • Degree in Accounting from a recognized University
  • Professional Accounting qualified i.e. CPA(K), ACCA or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience of accounting duties
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry is an added advantage
  • Excellent proficiency and working knowledge in computerized accounting packages (especially used in hotels) and MS Word applications
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills with ability to interpret data
  • Attention to details with excellent coordination skills
  • Honest and hard working, with high ethical standards
  • Highly motivated, energetic, analytical, self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Effective communications skills, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Sales and Marketing Executive

(Kshs.35,000/= + incentives)

This is a position with key role of undertaking sales and marketing activity targeted to potential clientele.

We invite applications from highly energized individuals with passion for sales who demonstrate the following criteria:
  • Degree in Commerce or Marketing or equivalent
  • 3 – 5 sales experience in hospitality or services industry with proven track record of success in sales
  • Strong communication skills with strong ability to create the right impression that persuade clients
  • Strong drive to deliver results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Should be flexible and highly mobile to undertake field sales activities


This is a position with the key role of planning, directing, and supervising the food preparation and cooking activities of the kitchens or restaurants at the property.

It involves coordination of the work and activities of other staff members as well as motivating them at work.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing a relevant restaurant menus, maintaining high and consistent standards in food quality and service
  • Coaching, training and developing other kitchen personnel ensuring high performance standards
  • Plan and price menu items and food/beverage costs
  • Establish working procedures or processes for all kitchen functions
  • Verifying safety or conformance to standards in work procedures
  • Determine food presentation styles creating decorative food displays
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff
  • Adhere to all HACCP Hygiene Management System and health safety standards.
Skills and specifications
  • A Diploma in food production
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working with food
  • Highly organized with a high level of creativity
  • Experience in training and coaching staff
  • Keen sense of taste and smell and must enjoy food preparation
  • Must be clean, neat, and healthy
  • Numeracy skills.

(4 positions)

This is a position with key role of receiving and attending to guests and ensuring their comfort.

We invite applications from highly energized individuals with passion for service who demonstrate the following criteria:
  • Diploma in front office operations
  • 2 years front desk/receptionist experience preferably in hospitality industry
  • Excellent communication skills with strong ability to create the right impression
  • Customer relationship skills i.e. helpful, friendly and patient attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to accurately record information
  • Great attention to detail
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Willingness to work on shift basis


The overall purpose for this job is ensuring excellent customer service for clients: ensuring total satisfaction of the customer from the time he/she enters the establishment up to the time they leave.

This involves receiving customers warmly; presenting them with menus and offering assistance in menu selection if need be, billing the customers and checking to ensure customers are enjoying their meals and service.

Minimum requirements for the position are:
  • Certificate/Diploma in a hospitality course
  • Good pass in O level English and Mathematics
  • 1 year’s experience working as a waiter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge about food and food service
  • Excellent preventability with patient attitude
  • Well organized, presentable and ability to work under pressure.


The key role of this position is to mix and serve drinks from the bar directly to customers or through the waiters/waitresses.

The jobholder’s responsibilities include:
  • Check patrons' identification in order to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Responsible for controlling bar stock including ordering supplies, maintain an inventory of supplies, stock taking and preparation of consumption reports
  • Responsible for cash float, presentation and settlement of bills
  • Preparation and serving of cocktail drinks
  • Serve customers in a friendly and helpful manner.
Skills and specifications:
  • Good pass in O level in English and Mathematics
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar position
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Must have full knowledge of beverages and experience in preparation and service of cocktail drinks.
General Handyman


This is a role required to undertake general repairs and maintenance within the establishment

Minimum requirements for the position are:
  • Minimum Diploma or certificate in related field of electrical/mechanical/plumbing work
  • Demonstrable prior hands-on experience in similar setting
  • Personal organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with patience
  • Ability to read directions and follow instructions
  • Good communication skills in English and/or Kiswahili


This position involves facilitating all operations of the kitchen including maintaining all areas of food preparation stations and food storage areas, cleaning dishes, pot, pans, utensils, food preparation machines, floors, working surfaces and any other duties as directed by the Chef.

Minimum requirements for the position are:
  • Must have completed “O” level education
  • Exemplary organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Attention to detail especially in cleaning
  • Mechanical skills to operate electric machines
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and physical flexibility
  • Basic understanding of food preparation is desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills with patience
  • Ability to read directions and follow verbal instructions
  • Prior experience is desirable.
Please forward an application letter indicating your suitability to this role, together with a copy of your updated resume, and your current or last salary and benefits package to: on or before Tuesday 29th November 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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