The Board of Directors of The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and eligible Form One students for the year 2012 scholarships.

Applicants MUST meet the following criteria;

i. Be Kenyan citizens.

ii. Have sat KCPE in the year 2011 and obtained at least 350 marks and above.

iii. Preference will be given to pupils from public primary schools.

iv. Be of good discipline.

v. Be an orphan or from a disadvantaged background.

vi. Be admitted in a public secondary school.

Duration

The scholarship will initially benefit the successful applicants for a period of one academic year on the basis of the student’s academic performance, financial circumstances and discipline record.

The Foundation’s Board will determine continued sponsorship for the remaining academic period.

In aggregate, the sponsorship will last for a period of four years from the year of award or
until the beneficiary ceases to be a student in a Public Secondary School.

Application Procedure

Interested students can apply by filling ‘The JKF Scholarship application form for the year
2012’ available on The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation website (www.jkf.co.ke) or from education offices countrywide.

The following support documents MUST be attached to the application form:
  • A certified copy of KCPE results slip.
  • Evidence of being an orphan or from a disadvantaged background.
Application forms and support documents should be sent or hand delivered to the address below by 10th January 2012:

The Managing Director,
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation,
Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
P.O. Box 30533 — 00100, Nairobi.

Email: scholarships@jomokenyattaf.com; info@jomokenyattaf.com

We are ISO 9001 : 2008 certified

We are currently seeking senior-level professionals for a large, multiyear agricultural development project in Kenya that will focus specifically on staple crops.

Desired areas of specialization include agronomy, producer organization strengthening, agricultural marketing and trade, business development and financial services for the agriculture sector, storage and warehouse receipt systems, behavior change communication, gender, monitoring and evaluation, and communication.

Experience working with smallholder farmers to increase their technical and management skills and create sustainable market linkages is preferred.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5–10 years of experience in one or more technical disciplines relevant to the above
  • University degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, business management or other relevant field (advanced degree is preferred)
  • Experience working with international and/or regional NGOs, donor agencies, Ministry of Agriculture and/or private sector actors (buyers, agribusinesses, and financial institutions) along staple value chains is preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in local dialects (e.g., Kiswahili) is preferred.
  • Experience working in Kenya and/or East Africa is required.
How to apply:

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to kenyastaples@joinav.org.

No phone calls please.

Only finalists contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE

A leading Licensed Deposit Taking Sacco is looking for experienced & qualified persons to fill the following positions:-

1. Credit Manager

He/she will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the credit department and implementation of the Credit Policy.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cooperative Management or Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • A person who has served in the grade of Loan Officer or comparable positions in credit management in a SACCO or in like organizations for at least three (3) years.
  • Computer literate
  • Good leadership, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • A diploma in Cooperative Management or Banking or Credit Management will be an added advantage.
2. Loans Officer

He/she will be responsible for day to day operations in the credit department and assisting the Credit Manager in implementation of the Credit Policy.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cooperative Management or Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • A person who has served in the grade of Loans Clerk or comparable positions in a SACCO or in like organizations for at least three (3) years.
  • Computer literate
  • Good leadership, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • A certificate in Cooperative Management, Credit Management or Banking will be an added advantage.
3. Loans Clerk

He/she will be responsible for clerical works in the credit department and assisting the Credit Manager & Loans Officer in implementation of the Credit Policy.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of mean grade C or its equivalent
  • Are holders of a Certificate in Co-operative Management or Credit Management or Banking from a recognized institution.
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
4. Micro Credit Officer

He/she will be responsible for Implementation of microfinance policies, procedures and standards.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Are holders of a business degree or its equivalent from a recognised university and a diploma in Banking or its equivalent;
  • A person who has served in a comparable positions in a SACCO or in like organizations for at least three (3) years.
  • Computer literate;
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Have shown outstanding professional competence in banking or related areas.
  • A certificate in Micro-Credit related course will be an added advantage.
Applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to send their applications, CV & relevant copies of certificates not later than Thursday 12th January, 2012 to:-

DNA
P.O Box 49010 – 00100
GPO Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
In order to cope with the rapid expansion of our branch network in Mombasa we have the following vacancies:

Doctors

Applicants must be registered with KMP & DB as well as have an interest in paediatrics and maternal health.

Clinical Officers

Must be registered and hold current licence. Extra training in child and maternal health will be an advantage.

Graduate Management Trainees

Aged over 25 years and from recognized universities to be deployed in Front Office Management that combines Customer Care, Finance, Administration and Human Resource.

Only those who scored A or B in Maths and Sciences in KCSE need apply.

Nursing Officers

KRCHN nurses required. We also require a senior KRCHN nurse aged 40-50 years with experience in theatre and administration.

Pharmaceutical Technologist


KMTC trained and registered.

Laboratory Technologist


KMTC trained and registered.

Medical Records Officers


KMTC trained with diploma certification.

Catering

Must have KCSE and trained from a reputable college. Must also be over 25 years.

Housekeepers

Must have KCSE with certificate from reputable institution and must be over 25 years.

Drivers

Aged over 30 years with KCSE and a valid DL. Motorcycle DL will be an advantage.

Domestic worker for a home

Female aged between 35-50 years with KCSE and trained in home keeping.

Baby Minder


Female aged over 21 years with KCSE and ability to handle a small child under 5 years.

Send your applications and CVs to the undersigned as soon as possible:

Managing Director
Nyali Children Hospital
P.O. Box 43354-80100
Mombasa

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Database Administrator

Job Summary:

Reporting to Manager Business Systems, Information & Communication Technology Department, the person is responsible for end-to-end and proactive database design and administration, performance monitoring and management of all databases, surrounding Infrastructure, and general ICT systems through setting up of optimal performance bench marks, use of modern and appropriate tools coupled with best practice.

The holder will also ensure high systems availability and improvements to meet business growth demands, ensure timely intervention by key stake holders, improved performance, enhanced system security, business continuity and competitiveness in product and service development.

Main Duties:
  • Monitoring and managing the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for mission critical databases
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly
  • Allocation and Management of Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc.
  • Manage key I.T. risks for all database systems and ensure proper mitigation
  • Take lead role in BCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management
  • Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities
  • Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements
  • Installing database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice, ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches
  • Creating and maintaining database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management
  • Attend to system failure and resolve/co-ordinate resolution of the problem
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank.
  • Monitor performance of the SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services
  • 24/7 availability for support ofthe bank’s mission critical systems
  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security and controlling database access permissions and privileges
  • Continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years in database technology with experience deploying Oracle technologies (e.g., Database, RAC, ASM, OEM/Grid, RMAN, Partitioning, Data Guard, Data Compression) in production environments
  • Oracle RDBMS 81, 9i,1 0g, 1 1 g OCP certification and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
  • Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic, etc
  • Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL
  • Strong knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
  • Must have worked in a Large, complex OLTP High Availability Database environment
  • Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows
  • Networking skills especially ¡n the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM and OCFS2
  • 35 years or below
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 11th January 2012.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

N.B: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope:

Information Security Manager - ICT/ADMIN/2011

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
P.O. Box 48231 -00100
Nairobi

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