Vacancies for TSC County Directors

The Teachers Service Commission is a body corporate established under Article 237 of the Kenya Constitution. The Commission is looking for suitably qualified persons to fill vacancies for TSC County Directors.

The holder of the post of County Director will be the head of the County TSC offices and will be answerable to the Secretary Teachers Service Commission.

Specific duties and responsibilities will be to:-
  • Provide leadership & oversight in the TSC County offices for effective service delivery
  • Facilitate the processing of teacher's registration
  • Manage the deployment of teachers in consultation with the Headquarters
  • Co-ordinate teacher recruitment and ensure that the Guiding Policies are adhered to
  • Undertake Intra-County deployments to ensure staff balance
  • Maintain a database of all the vacancies for both teachers and secretariat staff
  • Co-ordinate the remuneration of all staff and teachers working at the County by ensuring that the payroll is professionally managed.
  • Handle all discipline matters as per guidelines provided by the Commission.
  • Ensure compliance with the set teaching standards
  • Prepare the budget and oversee its utilization
  • Supervise, Monitor and Evaluate performance of teachers and secretariat
  • Set performance targets and Submit Quarterly reports to Headquarters
  • Prepare and submit Annual Reports
  • Handle promotions as per the guidelines provided by the Commission
All the applicants must meet the following requirements in addition to what is specific for each Job Group.

One must-
  • Be of high integrity, self driven and a team player
  • Possess strong leadership skills Be computer literate
  • Demonstrate understanding of TSC policies on Teacher Management
  • Have proven managerial competencies
  • Have attended a recognized management course lasting not less than two weeks
Advert No. 51/2011

Job Title: Teacher Management County Director I

Job Group 'R'

(20 Posts)

Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelors degree in Education. A Masters Degree in Education Management, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of at least fifteen (15) years as Manager/Administrator/Teacher of which five (5) should have been at Senior Management level or 3 years at Job Group Q or a comparable position in the public/private sector.
Job Title: Teacher Management County Director II

Job Group 'Q'

15 Posts

Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelors degree in Education.
  • A Masters Degree in either Education Management, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of at least ten (10) years as an Administrator/Manager/Teacher of which four (4) should have been at Senior Management level or 3 years at Job Group P or a comparable position in the public/private sector.
Job Title: Teacher Management County Director III

Job Group 'P'

12 Posts

Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelors degree in Education. A Masters Degree in either Education Management, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Experience of at least eight (8) years as a Manager/Administrator/Teacher of which three (3) should have been at Management level or 3 years at Job Group N or a comparable position the public/private sector.
Terms of Service

Terms of employment will be permanent and pensionable

The remuneration will include Medical Cover, House allowance, Leave allowance, and Membership to a Superannuation Pension Scheme.

Canvassing will automatically disqualify the applicant.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be done online on www.teachersonline.go.ke or delivered to the TSC's reception on ground floor (Podium Wing) Kilimanjaro Road, Upper-hill, Nairobi, or posted, to be received not later than 9th December, 2011 to;

The Secretary
Teachers Service Commission Kilimanjaro Road
Upper Hill
Private Bag, 00100
Nairobi.

Agricultural Development Corporation

A leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector with an extensive network of operations countrywide wishes to fill the following vacancies in its establishment:

1. Financial Controller

Scope: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Financial Controller will ensure effective and continuous improvement of financial control systems, procedures and policies in the organization.

She/he will also be expected to maintain accurate financial records, timely financial reports, effective cost control and utilization of resources.

Personal attributes and qualifications:
  • Age 35 - 50 years
  • Strategic Financial Management Skills.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA (K) or (ACCA)
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be at a senior management level in a busy business oriented enterprise.
  • A Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics from a recognized University in Kenya is an added advantage.
  • Experience in Budgeting especially in Government systems will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of computer accounting packages.
  • Team leader with good interpersonal skills and business acumen.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and meet organisation's financial targets.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Formulating and reviewing finance and accounting procedures and policies.
  • Ensuring effective management and utilization of resources and assets.
  • Ensuring preparation of timely and accurate financial accounts in line with approved Budgets.
  • Ensuring timely preparation and presentation of financial statements to the CEO and the Board.
  • Ensuring maintenance of accurate records and management of budgets and budgetary controls.
  • Maintaining day-to-day, internal controls of accounting systems.
  • Develop and implement strategies relating to overall financial management of the organization.
Head of Corporate Planning and Administration

Scope: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration shall take lead in Budget planning, Strategic Planning and in the identification and development of new business opportunities in line with the corporate strategic Plan.

She/ He will also perform the overall responsibility for Human Resources and Administrative functions of the Corporation including Performance Contracting.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35 - 50 years
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Commerce, Human Resource or Business Administration
  • A masters Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be in Planning and Administration or in any senior position.
  • Planning and analytical skills is desirable as well as understanding the budgetary process.
  • Should possess Corporate Strategic Management skills.
  • Should understand the Human Resources and Administrative issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluating overall performance of the Corporation as per the Performance contract.
  • Lead the preparations and monitoring of Budgets for the Corporation.
  • Periodically reviewing the Corporation's business enterprises and making appropriate recommendations and records.
  • Coordinating of the Human Resource and Administrative functions of the Corporation.
  • Liaising with departmental heads to ensure compliance with the Corporate Strategic Plan and Budgets.
3. Human Resource Manager

Scope: Reporting to the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration, the Human Resource Manager will spearhead the implementation and review of
human resource policies and procedures in the Corporation.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35-50 years
  • A degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Business Management from a recognized university.
  • A masters' degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences (Human Resources Management option) and/or Diploma in Human Resource Management is an added advantage.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of the Kenyan Labour Laws and experience in handling labour relations.
  • Must have excellent hands-on experience in Human Resource Management Information Systems packages (HRMIS).
  • Be of high integrity and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Have at least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be at senior management level in a busy business oriented environment.
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Liaise with the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration in development and implementation of Human Resource work plans, wages reviews and evaluate work methods and procedures.
  • Manage employees' records on recruitment, training, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, disciplinary process and terminations.
  • Coordinate Human Resources planning, training and development.
  • Assist the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration in development and implementation of competitive and sustainable reward policies and systems.
  • Facilitate consultations and/or negotiations with the labour union and ensure harmonious relationships with the employees and their elected representatives.
  • Handle all human resource issues including attendance and/or absenteeism, leave, recruitment, pension/retirement benefits and coordinate performance management activities.
  • Facilitate the formulation and review of all relevant Human Resource policies in line with the new labour laws and enhance good HR management practices exemplified by teamwork, recognition, etc.
  • Develop and implement staff welfare initiatives.
4. Technical Manager Strategy Implementation & Planning

Scope: Reporting to the Head of Technical, the Technical Manager Strategy Implementation & Planning will lead and implement the process of strategy development and business planning.

Personal attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35-50 years.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Agricultural economics or related field
  • Master's degree in strategic management or related field is an added advantage
  • At least 8 years work experience, 5 of which in senior management position in a recognized organization.
  • Excellent grasp of ICT based analytical techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to meet strict deadlines with attention to quality.
  • Clear demonstration of strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to contribute to strategy formulation and track record in leading substantial planning activity.
  • Strong research, problem solving, decision making and organization skills.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Support in developing, monitoring and reporting corporation's strategic, operational plans and performance contract.
  • Analyze and monitor business performance, industry trends, existing or new regulatory requirements and their impact on Business operations.
  • Carry out feasibility studies, market and competitor analysis to determine viability of all corporation's projects.
  • Make recommendations on alternative courses of action, including risk assessment, capital investment, acquisitions and expansion at the corporate level;
  • Identify strategic and operational opportunities and risks and advise the management on an appropriate course of action;
  • Develop, implement and maintain a budget planning process and carry out monitoring and evaluation of corporation's projects.
  • Maximize the linkage between planning and business development by forging and maintaining key relationships with al) departments.
Terms of offer:

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Interested candidates should apply giving details of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact,e-mail address and names and contacts of three(3) referees on or before 9th December, 2011 to:-

The Managing Director
Agricultural Development Corporation
P.O Box 47101-0100
Nairobi

Email: info@adc.co.ke

Agriculture and Value Chain Promotion Experts

(2 Posts)

The Ministry of Agriculture/GIZ Western province is advertising for the above position.

The agribusiness / value chain expert will work under the overall supervision of the provincial director of agriculture in western province. The duty station will be at the ministry of agriculture county office (Kakamega and Bungoma).

In particular the National Technical Adviser (NTA) shall:
  • Organize and facilitate trainings in value chain/Agribusiness development for ministry of agriculture staff
  • Carry out training needs assessments
  • Identification of actors in selected value chains
  • Backstopping trainings for value chain-stakeholders done by extension staff Source, compile and collate information on agroprocessing
  • Mainstream cross-cutting issues together with responsible officers Coordinate value chain-activities
  • Organize and facilitate value chain trainings as a lead trainer for extension staff
  • Reinforce networking between ministries, private sector, and development partners
  • Facilitate ministry of agriculture staff in documentation of best-practises, success stories, etc.
Profession and work experience:
  • The NTA is expected to hold a university degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness development or any agricultural related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience as agricultural extension provider is requested.
  • A minimum 2 years working experiences in value chain-promotion, and ToT are essential,
Additional knowledge and experience:
  • Common knowledge in ICT skills (Microsoft office applications, especially word, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, and Internet Explorer), data analyzing- and processing skills are a must.
Required personal qualities

The applicant must have a good communication and facilitation skills, familiar with participatory approaches, team building skills, and respect for diverse cultures.

Knowledge of languages:

Written and spoken English Spoken Kiswahili and Luhya

Interested persons should send in applications by 9th December, 2011 to:

The Provincial Director of Agriculture Western Province
P.O.Box 27 - 50100 Kakamega
Email: pda.western@yahoo.com

Career Opportunities at Equity Bank

Equity Bank is one of the region's leading Banks whose purpose is to transform the
lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and soon to start operations in Tanzania.

Equity Bank is now home to more than 7 million customers, the largest customer base in the Eastern African region.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:-

Business Growth and Development Managers (Branch Managers)

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the role holders will be in charge of the overall leadership of the Branch.

They will be expected to aggressively drive the Branch growth and profitability targets by identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with customers and agents as well as providing leadership to branch staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead business growth and development of the branch and agents network
  • Mobilize deposits to meet branch targets
  • Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank's policies and procedures
  • Budget planning, control and evaluation for the branch
  • Champion customer experience
  • Promote the Bank's brand and image
  • Manage and lead the branch team
  • Build and develop a high performing team
  • Understand and provide clear direction to the branch
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Business related degree
  • Over 4 years working experience in the banking sector 2 of which must have been as Branch Manager of a Commercial Bank.
  • Holders of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB will have an added advantage.
  • Experience in lending /credit
  • Computer proficiency
Desired Skills and Ability
  • People management skills
  • Sales/Marketing skills
  • Financial analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 9th December 2011.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials, current pay and daytime telephone contact and email address.

All applications should be in soft and through the email indicated below.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybank.co.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace.

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