Job Vacancy: IT Sales Executive

We are looking for a sales person with an IT background.

He/she will be selling and marketing IT products and services.

Job Tasks
  • Create product awareness and increase sales
  • Meet clients and introduce company products and services
  • Meet set sales targets
  • Accompany Pre-sales Engineers to client pitches
  • Prepare and send out tenders and proposals
  • Sales and Marketing experience within the IT industry
  • Must have a proven IT sales history
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to grasp and explain technical aspects of the products and services to technical and non-technical audiences
  • A Degree/Diploma in Sales and Marketing/IT especially the BBIT - Bachelor of Business and Information Technology
How to apply:

Please send your CV and Application letter together with your current and expected salary to by January 20th, 2012.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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Egerton University, the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the above post.

Egerton University was founded in 1939 as Egerton Farm School and was upgraded to an Agricultural College in 1950.

In 1986, the Agricultural College became a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi. It was elevated to a University in 1987 through an Act of Parliament.

Since its inception, the University has registered significant expansion in student numbers, academic programmes and physical facilities.

Currently the University has a student population of 15000 and a staff no 1909 and consists of 2 campuses (Njoro and Nakuru Town).

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University with an earned PhD.
  • At least 6 years of experience in senior academic and management positions (at the level of Senior Lecturer and above)
  • Ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate the research function in the University.
  • Provision of research and academic leadership.
  • Knowledgeable in strategic planning in research and educational development.
  • Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a university.
  • Knowledgeable in national laws and policies in education.
  • Be of highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Should have published widely in internationally refereed journals and show evidence of attracting research grants/funds.
Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor the successful applicant shall:
  • Have the overall responsibility of direction, organization and administration of research programmes in the University.
  • Ensure that the University Senate is properly advised in the development of research programmes in conformity to ethical standards and legally recognized professional bodies.
  • Ensure effective accountability to the Vice Chancellor for the proper management of the Division of Research & Extension.
  • Responsible for promoting and coordinating research, scientific publications, innovation, extension and technology transfer to industry business community.
  • Mobilize and solicit financial support for research and community extension through fundraising activities from industry, business companies and donor organizations.
  • Maintain collaboration and linkages with both local and international institutions of higher learning for academic research and innovation programmes.
  • Coordinate workshops and seminars on outreach programmes on technology transfer.
  • Promote knowledge dissemination to meet the needs of the University and the community through publications and exhibitions.
Terms and Conditions of Service

Terms and conditions of Service are performance based and include competitive salary, house
allowance and other allowances.

In addition the Deputy Vice-Chancellor will be entitled to the following benefits:
  • Medical cover as per University Medical Scheme
  • Leave Allowance
  • A Chauffer driven official car
  • A gratuity of 31% of basic salary at the end of the contract
The contract for this position will be on a five-year term and the successful candidate shall be eligible for re-appointment upon the expiry of the contract subject to satisfactory performance.

A comprehensive CV that contains details of the current remuneration, names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three referees must accompany the application.

Applications should be sent through registered mail and marked:
“POST OF DVC R&E” addressed to:

The Secretary (Vice-Chancellor)
Egerton University Council
P.O. Box 536-20107
Tel. +254 051 2217810
Fax 254-051-2217827

Those who had applied should not re-apply

The closing date is Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Egerton University is ISO 9001:2008 Certified
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The Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies is a local NGO with a 20-Year old mission to empower smallholder farmers to sustainably improve their livelihoods through innovative access to information, technology, means and markets.

KENDAT has innovative Conservation Agriculture Value-Chain, Renewable Energy and Animal Welfare programmes.

KENDAT innovative interventions are actualised under partnership efforts that are propelled from village level Agribusiness Health Centres (AHCs).

These are the platforms from which smallholder farmers are engaged in self-advancement training and development exchange with supply-side actors in matters of understanding and participating in technology transfer processes climaxing on information, means and markets in
supported livelihood journeys from subsistence to business farming.

KENDAT is best known for her specialised work in animal power and welfare and particularly the highly specialized Heshimu Punda Programme. Undertakings here have deeply grounded efforts that focus on human behaviour change through animal welfare awareness and practice.

For 9 years, The Brooke Hospital for Animals (UK) has sponsored practical community knowledge transfer efforts in donkey health & husbandry management, preventive care and even policy influencing interventions.

KENDAT seeks to employ a Team Leader and Manager with specialised knowledge and experience in sustainable and innovative development interventions that influence positive change in human-animal interactions for the betterment of work-animal welfare and household livelihood systems.

This Senior Staff position based in Nairobi (Kenya) requires a highly motivated and animal welfare passionate individual, familiar with equine welfare and Kenya’s agribusiness and logistical operations under farm and peri-urban work environment.

Great familiarity with agribusiness and animal welfare partnership mobilization and building at individual, group and institutional level, from farm to policy levels is a mandatory backing.

The post has room for exploiting own innovative etiquette, leading a team of 20 to 30 able employees with a nudge for teamwork and self-growth as much as organizational development.

The post carries an attractive remuneration package with attractive benefits.

The winning candidate will demonstrate skills and capacity to provide first class leadership, include and attract stakeholders, coordinate staff and focus on beneficiaries, to grow the programme and advance the KENDAT mission.

Working under the supervision of the Board and the CEO, the Manager will be the prime programme planner, anchor and disseminator, supported by management and a wide range of donor representatives to excel and fast-track the reach to ever-more work animals, their use-regulators and beneficiaries.

Target profile and skills include:
  • At least a first degree in a relevant discipline such as agriculture and livestock development studies, social sciences, management or other related areas of agri-business value-chains and general rural development.
  • Significant experience working with a national or international animal welfare or humanitarian, development NGO, with demonstrable and strong programme planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Knowledge of basic animal welfare concepts and an understanding of the importance of working equines to the economies of developing countries.
  • Experience in playing implementation as well as representational roles in partnership building at local and senior levels, including policy and international arena.
  • Proven experience in developing, leading and managing teams and building partnership agreements, with confidence and due regards to dependable budgeting of finance and other resource management.
  • Credible experience with organizational risk registers, security procedures, rural development project M&E tools, conflict resolution, engagement of children and the youth, animal risk and welfare assessment, micro-finance and other group effort etc.
  • Excellent engaging communication and presentational as well as information management skills and the ability to write clear concise reports for a variety of audiences.
  • An excellent Team Player and Strategic Thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, backed by IT and internet savvy, social media and other competence.
  • Capacity to prioritise and work with a high degree of independence and in flexible work hours to undertake a heavy workload under pressure and tight deadlines, including under international travel conditions.
  • A post-graduate degree, experience in agribusiness, draft animal power engineering, equine health and husbandry, financial accounting and audit, and international relations will be added advantages.
Send Application Letter justifying your interest, stating current remuneration, CV with full personal and 2 Referees’ contact details, enclosing copies of relevant certificates/testimonials to:

P.O. Box 2859-00200


by 25th January, 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted no later than February 1, 2012.

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Wärtsilä is a well established multinational organization with a strong market presence in the Eastern Africa region.

Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions.

While creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services.

Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 17,000 professionals manning 160 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world.

Wartsila Eastern Africa Ltd wishes to recruit results driven and self motivated individuals to fill in the following positions (“GM Service Sales & Marketing” and “Human Resources Manager”) within our Management Team.

GM Service Sales & Marketing

Reporting to the Managing Director, the GM Service Sales & Marketing will be responsible for leading and managing the Sales Team into achieving the set budget according to the strategic goals set by the organization. This role covers the East African Region.

  • Support sales activities and provide expert services for the sales team
  • Generate customer specific solutions, specifications and quotations according to Sales needs
  • Tender bid management (together with the Sales team)
  • Evaluate inquiries and register/maintain opportunity information
  • Configure products according to defined solutions
  • Support Account Managers in sales meetings
Qualifications & Experiences
  • A degree holder in any business related studies particularly sales & marketing or its equivalent
  • Additional qualification in mechanical, marine or electrical engineering will be an added advantage
  • Experience and knowledge of Diesel Power Plant engines applications and their services as well as Diesel Power application in the Marine Industry (experience and knowledge of propulsion systems is a Pro)
  • Minimum of 5 years leadership and managerial exposure
Person specification
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good negotiation and communication skills
  • Proactive, do’er, energetic
  • Ability to regular travel
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Team Player
  • Good leadership as well as a Manager
  • Good technical skills
Human Resources Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Human Resource Manager will be responsible and accountable for providing line mangers efficient human resource services, within a matrix reporting structure. This role covers the East African Region.

  • Develop human resource for the Eastern Africa region in line with the corporate guidelines, creating regional harmonization for easy transfer of employees and incorporate local practices to keep the business competitive and able to attract, reward and retain talent
  • Create effective processes that deliver HR services in the areas of recruitment, deployment, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, learning and development, reward and employee relations efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Create and execute forums to educate and equip the HR Officers and Line Managers in the organization’s human resource management policies, procedures and initiatives to enhance their competence as people managers
  • Create strong working relationships with the Line Managers to plan and prioritize HR initiatives and ensure that the human resource functions remain aligned and supportive to the business objectives
  • Ensure that HR policies in the entire operating region comply with legislative requirements and remain supportive to the organization’s changing business needs
Qualifications & Experiences
  • A degree holder with additional certification in Human Resources Management
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in human resources management
  • Minimum of 5 years team leadership/supervisory responsibility with the demonstrable ability to grow the skill and competence of the team, and monitor the quality of their work and service delivery
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent computer skills
Person specification
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mature, confident with high level of drive and initiative
  • Team player and service oriented
  • Minimum supervision
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • High integrity
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet exciting challenges, please send your application via email not later than 20th January 2012 to:

Managing Director
Wartsila Eastern Africa Ltd,


Those who do not hear from us by 31st January 2012 should consider their application not successful

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