A start-up agricultural products marketing company based in Nairobi is looking for a highly motivated individual to develop and launch a marketing plan to sell a suite of agricultural products to rural, smallholder households.

Responsibilities
  • Develop a professional marketing plan to effectively promote a suite of agricultural products to rural households within a concentrated geographical area.
  • Manage the launch and roll-out of the marketing plan, for a 6 month period in one trial market.
  • Deliver a final marketing plan, sales structure, budget, and recommendations for expanded roll-out to multiple markets.
Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree, with a focus in Commerce or Marketing.
  • Minimum 4 years direct experience rural sales and marketing, and agricultural products.
  • roven success in developing marketing plans, with ability to demonstrate sales and marketing metrics achieved through implementation.
Interested candidates should email a detailed CV and salary requirements to NairobiCareers@gmail.com with the subject line “Rural Sales & Marketing Consultant”.

The application deadline is 10 December, 2011.

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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City ark Properties Limited seeks to fill the following Job Vacancies.

6 Marketing Executives


We are looking for qualified individuals who will contribute effectively to maintain the company brand and generate business from new and existing clients.

Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A thorough technical understanding of real estate’s dynamics.
  • Ability to source strong leads using contacts from within the real estate industry.
  • Proactive, energetic and self motivated individual.
  • Possess business etiquette with a strong work ethic, high level of integrity, result oriented and ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Age between 25-40 years.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in real estate is an added advantage.
Qualified individuals should send their applications immediately to:

info@cityarkproprties.com or cityarkpro@yahoo.com
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Tullow Kenya BV is an independent oil and gas company with over 90 licenses in 25 countries. The company is principally engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and production and the sale of hydrocarbons and related activities.

Tullow Kenya BV also operates within four geographical markets: Europe, Africa, South Asia and South America. Through successful exploration and consistent delivery of major projects, the company has become Africa’s leading independent Oil Company.

The company seeks to recruit a Cost Engineer - Accounting to provide cost engineering services to the exploration and development team responsible for execution of Technical Projects.

The Position

The position holder will be reporting to the Senior Cost Engineer, Operations Manager and the Project Controls Manager.

Key responsibilities will be:
  • Preparation of Technical Project Approval documentation both internal and external.
  • Maintains the job-specific code of accounts, in accordance with the approved project WBS.
  • Preparation of project specific Cost Control procedures and Work Methods where required.
  • Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports.
  • The cost engineer maintains the change control systems, evaluates change notices, and determines cost impact of all affected areas.
  • This activity is carried out in accordance with the Group Change Management process or the project specific change management process.
  • Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labour productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis.
  • Interfaces with the procurement and subcontracts to provide cost budgets for material requisitions and subcontract work packages for bid evaluation where appropriate.
  • To prepare cashflows and currency distribution forecast.
  • Under general supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within project controls.
  • Management of project change including relevant trending project costs.
  • Preparation and presentation of Project Control Reports on a monthly basis in line with a Project Reporting Calendar.
  • Preparation of Monthly Reports which includes interfaces with the various project team members to obtain the relevant data where applicable.
Key objectives may include;
  • Timely and accurate submission of all deliverables
  • Management of Costs within acceptable performance indicators.
The Ideal Candidate should have;
  • The incumbent must have a high level of technical competence in Cost Accounting. The work requires a high degree of computer literacy.
  • Minimum 5 years cost engineering or quantity surveying or materials and logistics experience is required
  • Undergraduate degree is a requirement
The Ideal Candidates Skills and Business Behaviour should be and portray:
  • Preferably experience of industry standard cost control systems such as Kildrummy or Cobra
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft products such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Preferably 5 years experience in cost control, cost estimating, quantity surveying or materials and logistics within upstream oil & gas.
  • Preferably experience of delivering major EPC projects in the oil & gas sector, typically managing a Capex spend.
  • Preferably experience of managing costs associated with a 2 or 3 rig program
  • Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Takes a proactive approach
  • React quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances
  • Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
  • Seek ways to find and apply best practice
  • Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose, approach
  • Open, honest & reliable.
  • Takes a proactive approach to all responsibilities
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to careers@altimaafrica.com clearly stating the job position (Cost Engineer) in the subject.

Include your daytime contact, Current & Expected remuneration as well as your Notice Period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is Wednesday 30th November 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab camps and in the Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/AIDS and prevention and response to gender based violence issues.

Applications are invited for the positions of:

Senior Gender Based Violence Assistant - Lodwar

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Assistant will provide support to the Senior GBV Officer to ensure successful implementation of the GBV program, including awareness-raising activities, provision of information on available GBV services, capacity-building of service providers and facilitating referrals.

The GBV Assistant will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to Community Health Workers in referring cases of GBV and raising awareness among the community of available services; leading discussions with adolescent girls on relevant topics; maintaining strong links with women, girls and entire communities; and participating in actor mapping and assessments.

This position reports to the GBV Senior Officer.

Responsibilities will depend on funding but are expected to include:
  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health workers. Training topics may include active listening and effective communication, action and safety planning, basic concepts, and other related topics.
  • Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate GBV psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the IRC’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities based on participatory community assessments.
  • Provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health workers (CHWs) on GBV awareness-raising, psycho-social support and referrals.
  • Monitor awareness raising sessions and one-on-one support to women and girls seeking further support
  • Develop messages and IEC materials for community health workers to use within the community.
  • Work with health staff and monitor activities, when requested or advised.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Input into referral pathways to ensure a community perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Ensure CHWs understand and are able to utilize the referral system effectively. Discuss difficult cases and next steps with the Senior GBV Officer
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding GBV activities to all community health workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Collect and collate data about GBV, monitor trends and emerging issues.
  • Assist with identification of relevant GBV actors in Turkana and potential local partners. Visit stakeholders, conduct interviews, and compile responses. Provide input into capacity assessment or potential partners and associated recommendations.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community health workers feed into these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s GBV activities.
  • Ensure timely implementation of GBV programme activities in coordination with the Senior GBV Officer.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the program.
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements
  • Diploma in counseling and/or psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Strong ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate easily with IRC’s Health team.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Willingness to work in a hardship area.
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports. Turkana language preferred.
  • Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting any of the following community activities: community discussions, surveys, group activities, etc

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