Position – Magazine Editor ICT

Location – Nairobi

Skills / Requirements
  • “Top notch” early/mid 30’s, dynamic University Graduate with a bias in IT, Communications, Journalism
  • credible Journalist with minimum of 8 years experience 3 of which must be an editor or sub-editor ideally business related
  • in-depth knowledge of ICT sector an advantage but familiar with both print and online publications. Strong knowledge of JOOMLA and WORDPRESS a must!
  • Social Media skills.
Salary Ksh80, 000

Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to:

harriet@summitrecruitment-kenya.com

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.

HR & Admin Assistant

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Do you have a start-up mentality?

Do you enjoy working independently?

Can you start projects and see them to fruition with minimum supervision?

Are you detail oriented?

Do you have excellent presentation skills?

Do you have a background in Administration/HR?

Do you have a university degree? (A Diploma in HR would be a bonus!)

You might be the person our client is looking for!!!

Our client is a renowned professional human resource agency in the East African Market.

It aims to provide holistic human resource solutions through a unique blend of experience, skills and working methods.

Please send your CV and expected remuneration details to: therecexpert@gmail.com

Deadline for Application is: 6th January 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are one of the largest and fastest growing companies dealing in motor vehicle parts with an existing countrywide network of 12 points of sale.

We represent world class brands and use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver to our clients fast, efficient and truly superior service with an identifiable difference.

For more information about AutoXpress log on to www.auto-xpress.com.

Position: Accounting Officer

Reports To: Head of Finance

Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Accounting Officer will carry out accounting duties including but not limited to management of petty cash, insurance records, local authority licenses, statutory records, etc and inputting accounting data.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all supporting bank deposit slips and receipts are received, checked against the summaries and filed.
  • Process all purchases invoices and post them in the system.
  • Reconcile supplier accounts and prepare suppliers payment analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain good relation with suppliers.
  • Oversee correct petty cash management at branch level in respect to daily balances.
  • Ensure that monthly statutory deductions are paid to the respective statutory bodies within the deadlines.
  • Co-ordinate with the office staff to ensure that cheque payments are sent to the payee in a timely manner.
  • Prepare documentation for foreign currency payments, forex currency purchase, banker’s cheque, bank guarantees and any other instructions to the bank as may be required.
  • Ensure that all licenses are renewed as and when required and that all branches comply with the legal requirements in this respect.
  • Ensure that all insurance policies have been renewed and are valid and that the files are updated with any changes.
  • Maintain all files in respect of company vehicles and company properties.
Education and Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Accounting or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years working knowledge in a busy accounts department.
  • Computer literacy in MS office packages.
  • Knowledge of working with accounting software.
  • Working knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Kenyan laws and regulations.
How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae (including salary history) to: hr@auxpke.com not to reach us later than Wednesday, December 27th, 2011.

Job Title: Project Director

Reports To: Internews Europe Director of Programmes

Deadline: January, 8th, 2012

Location: Nairobi (Kenya)

Duration: Nine (9) months, February 01 – September 30, 2012

Background

The purpose of Big Picture Digital Journalism is to strengthen African journalists’ capacities to use crowdsourcing approaches to leverage citizen participation and increase the representation of local voices and perspectives through both traditional and new media channels.

The participants in the action will be from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Central African Republic and Cote d’Ivoire. Trainings of trainers will target selected journalism trainers which will then help spread knowledge to local journalists.

In addition the action will support crowdsourced journalism projects through small grants and mentoring. This will support the use of participatory information gathering practices to promote transparency and accountability, social justice and participate in improving the delivery of basic services.

Big Picture Digital Journalism aims to support the use of ICTs, which empower journalists but also CSOs and communities themselves in the form of cheaper bottom up channels that enable peer-to-peer production and distribution of information.

Journalists will be supported in the realization of projects that leverage citizen participation through ICTs in order to enhance the information ecology across wide range of social issues.

The project will build skills among journalists’ trainers, support them in the delivery of in-country trainings and mentor the development of three crowdsourced journalism projects.

Scope of works:

The Project Director is responsible for the development, management, (programmatic and financial) and coordination of Internews Europe’s Big Picture Digital Journalism project.
  • Overall Project Management: provide leadership and direction for the implementation of all project activities ensuring that the project’s goals are achieved while improving effectiveness and maximizing impact;
  • Team Management: Direct the efforts of a team of crowdsourcing experts, new information technologies experts and trainers in order to assure that high quality standards of professional training and project support are delivered according to project commitments;
  • Manage relations with project partners and beneficiaries: negotiate and manage contracts, supervise and monitor the implementation of activities, ensure smooth communication with all parties involved ;
  • ToT and Trainings: Manage the selection process to identify partner organisations and participants in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Francophone Central African Republic and Cote d’Ivoire. Design, organize and conduct trainings of trainers. Help design, organise and supervise trainings for journalists and bloggers in the target countries.
  • Project Contest/Support/Mentoring: Manage the contest, identify jury members, follow-up and support selected projects through all phases of their implementation and help establish sustainability of projects by targeted capacity building, network building and project promotion.
  • Community platform management: Manage implementation, animate and editorially contribute to online platform in order to capitalize on knowledge created during the project and allow participants and other interested parties to continue sharing knowledge beyond the life time of the project;
  • Content Monitoring: ensure that on-line content is in line with professional standards of journalism and editorial guidelines;
  • Financial Oversight: ensure that financial and administrative processes are controlled and compliant with organisational and donor requirements; assist partners as needed in financial reporting;
  • Coordination of project activities and partners: work closely with Internews Europe project directors working in the same field and Internews Network regional management, media partners and institutions, and relevant organisations to collaborate and leverage resources where possible;
  • Official Correspondence: prepare or oversee the production of all official communications, briefings and reports to donors and partners as required;
  • Representation: represent Internews Europe at all external events including meetings, roundtables and conferences with government officials, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Communications: work closely with Internews Europe’s Headquarters staff including the Direction of Programmes, the Financial and Administration Departments and the dedicated Project Associate
  • Other logistics and administration tasks to be determined in the inception phase.
Qualifications Required (must have all):
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English.
  • Proven track record in managing and producing crowdsourced news and citizen journalism projects.
  • Track record in implementing Ushahidi, FrontlineSMS, mobile technology and familiarity with ways to leverage social media.
  • Experience of innovative media and communication platforms.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Very good working knowledge of the key sector leaders in the field of crowdsourced journalism.
  • Proven interpersonal and networking skills to liaise authoritatively with figures from the media and donor communities and host governments.
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and a highly fluid environment.
  • An understanding of the vision/mission, core values and objectives of Internews.
  • Understanding of and passion for the area of innovative journalism approaches.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritize a heavy workload under pressure.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
  • Relevant university degree.
Desirable:
  • Prior experience working in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Central African Republic and/or Ivory Coast
  • Practical skills in web design, information visualization and information architecture.
  • Practical skills in web integration, web development, mobile platforms.
To Apply: Please send your application file (resume in English of no more than 3 pages, motivation letter and the names and contacts of three referees) to jobs@internews.eu

Reference to mention: PD-KY+(name)

Deadline for applications: January 8th, 2012

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