Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for a Personal Assistant (PA) to the Managing Director for one of its multi-national clients.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the PA will provide high-level administrative support to the Managing Director by managing the MD’s calendar, preparing executive reports, handling information requests, and performing other administrative functions.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or relevant field
  • At least eight (8) years experience supporting at the Executive level in a multinational organisation.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent people skills and ability to interact freely and professionally
  • Proficiency with office computer applications and ability to write clear executive reports and present on behalf of the MD in his absence.
  • Ability to prepare business plans and other board papers / reports
  • Well developed planning and organizing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Pleasant, honest and confident individual
If you meet the above requirements, send your applications along with detailed curriculum vitae, indicating your current salary, expected salary, and day time telephone contacts to recruitment@dpckenya.com

Only qualified individuals will be contacted.

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Job Title: Driver

Section of the organisation: Terre des Hommes Netherlands / Regional Office Nairobi / Finance & Admin Department

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Driver as at 1st March 2012 to be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports services for children in need through local partner organisations in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Responsibilities and Results
  • Logbook - is responsible for the motor vehicle logbook and upkeep of all sections,
  • Make monthly fuel consumption reports and report to the supervisor,
  • Safety- be acquainted with and adhere to the traffic rules of the respective countries, which are visited by Terre des Hommes being currently Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
  • Maintenance - in-charge of regular upkeep of car inventory.
  • Enforcing a no-smoking policy in vehicles.
  • Planning and schedules of Trips.
  • Driving the vehicle within East Africa (Kenya Uganda, Tanzania)
  • At least a minimum of five years driving experience on East African roads with a clean track record
  • At least a minimum of secondary school education
  • Knowledge on child rights and have worked for an NGO, preferably an international NGO
  • Technical and mechanical knowledge of vehicles
  • Knowledge Uganda and Tanzania border crossing procedures
  • Field experience in Uganda (Kampala, Masaka, Iganga, Jinja), Tanzania (Mara region, Arusha, Moshi) and Kenya (Nyanza, Turkana, Machakos).
Terre des Hommes Netherlands offers the selected candidate a competitive package of secondary benefits entailing a monthly gross salary based on existing salary scales.

Interested candidates are invited to send their motivational letter, resume, copies of certificates, certificate of good conduct and three references to:

The Regional Director,
Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Nairobi Office,
e-mail east.africa@tdh.nl

before 16th of February 2012.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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AMREF is seeking an experienced media and public relations professional to fill a vacancy at its headquarters.

Working closely with the Director of Communications, your focus will be to strengthen AMREF’s media and PR work and raise AMREF’s profile among various stakeholders primarily through media, PR and other communication tools.

Primary responsibilities and duties
  • Seek opportunities to highlight AMREF’s work and share information of potential interest amongst the media and other stakeholders at national, regional and international levels
  • Build strong relationships and maintain contacts with media including online reporters in order to stimulate their interest and enhance their coverage of AMREF activities
  • Write and edit advisories, pitches and news releases
  • Develop different angles with which to approach reporters, bloggers, and other media outlets
  • Develop, maintain and regularly review AMREF’s list of media contacts
  • Monitor and analyse all relevant coverage that directly and indirectly relates to AMREF’s work
  • Provide copy for the AMREF e-newsletter, website and other regular AMREF communications
  • Disseminate relevant and timely field information to communications officers in country offices to assist in their fundraising
  • Identify and track events and issues of interest to AMREF
  • Assist in the organisation of public events to promote and increase AMREF’s profile and messages
  • Provide media support and guidance to AMREF staff
  • Explore and exploit the use of new technologies and online networks to develop more effective media relations and coverage
  • Degree in the communications field. A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in communications including media relations and PR
  • Excellent working knowledge of the media industry- print, broadcast, and online media outlets
  • Proven media contacts in national, regional and international media and the ability to generate media coverage and opportunities
  • Understanding of development issues preferably in health, and sound news judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including attention to detail
  • Photography and video skills are added advantages
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Positive can-do attitude and flexibility
If you feel that you meet the criteria, complete the online application form attaching your CV and email your detailed CV to jobs@amref.org quoting reference number: - CHR/12/02-01.

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, February 17th 2012 although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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AMREF is recruiting a Country Director to provide leadership and strategic direction to the country office and field based staff in the AMREF South Sudan Country Programme.

The incumbent will be in charge of country performance and programme growth; will ensure that adequate monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms are in place.

The Country Director is a key position and part of AMREF’s senior management team, reporting to the Director General with a critical role to play in the accomplishment of AMREF’s mission and strategy.

Management responsibilities
  • Providing leadership for the dissemination of AMREF values, vision and mission at the country level
  • Directing and managing the South Sudan programme to deliver AMREF’s and country specific strategic objectives in line with overall mission and strategy
  • Promoting AMREF's organizational identity to all national stakeholders and partners in Southern Sudan and ensuring AMREF remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in the country
  • Developing networks, partnerships and liaisons with national/regional/international institutions working in Southern Sudan and spearheading donor collaboration, fundraising and programme/project development at country level
  • Promoting AMREF’s organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners in Southern Sudan
  • Ensuring that the country programme has a strong functional SMT which mutually supports the leadership team
  • Leading, supporting, developing and mentoring AMREF Southern Sudan staff to deliver high quality programmes and projects
  • Encouraging interactions and collaboration with other AMREF Country Programmes and with AMREF Programme Leaders, and supporting participation of country programme project staff in AMREF regional projects where appropriate
  • Together with the monitoring and evaluation function at Headquarters, is responsible for ensuring that adequate monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms are in place and are used effectively within AMREF Southern Sudan
  • Ensuring that the knowledge gained from Southern Sudan Country programme is documented and shared with the other AMREF Country Programmes and Headquarters, and with external partners and users, and that Country Programme staff participate in AMREF Africa activities
  • Facilitating and supporting development of AMREF Country Advisory Committee; providing relevant levels of information to enable this committee to optimize their support to the country programme
  • Working with AMREF Headquarters, liaising with AMREF National Offices to build awareness of the country programme needs, of country programme priorities and for project funding
  • Leading the process of organizational strengthening within AMREF Southern Sudan country programme
  • Representing AMREF at country level and is responsible for the management of host country relations.
  • Ensuring that AMREF Southern Sudan adheres to national laws and regulations governing the functions carried out by AMREF in Southern Sudan.
  • The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree preferably in public health or a related subject at a minimum of masters level, with at least 8 years progressive experience at district or national level particularly in fieldworks in conflict/post conflict situations in Africa;
  • developing country experience is a must and work in the health development sector is preferred;
  • extensive hands on experience in implementing primary health care;
  • familiarity with the health and development needs of disadvantaged people would also be an advantage;
  • the candidate should also have a proven track-record of results-based programme development & management;
  • building effective partnerships and strategic alliances.
  • S/he must be able to live and work effectively within the climatic & cultural conditions of Southern Sudan.
  • S/he should be fluent in English and knowledge of Arabic language will be an added advantage.
This is an internationally recruited position attracting a competitive salary and attractive package of benefits. Please note that this is a non accompanied post.

If you feel that you meet the criteria, complete the online application form attaching your CV and email your detailed CV to jobs@amref.org quoting reference number: - CHR/12/02-02.

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, February 17th 2012 although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Company: Double A International Network (aka DIN)

Job Title: Regional General Manager

Job Category: Marketing and Channel Development

Job Location: South Africa (1 Post), East Africa (Based in Kenya, 1 Post) and West Africa (Based in Senegal, 1 Post)

Job Descriptions:
  • Responsible for Tanzania and cover other assigned countries in East Africa
  • To set up operation office in Target country. South Africa, East Africa (Tanzania) and West Africa (Senegal).
  • Strong distributor and be able to manage their sales force.
  • Build up brand awareness
  • Channel penetration and expansion
  • Effective marketing campaign to the right channel
  • Promotion to develop channel and the end user database
  • Fully responsible for growing & expanding Double A brand and business & other products lines/categories in the country.
  • Target and expand distribution channels, ensure product availability at these channels. Development of innovative branding strategies across all respective channels.
  • Gather collate, analyze and translate market information into implementable strategies and action plan with control monitoring, feedback loop and follow ups.
  • Prepare monthly and ad hoc reports to Headquarter on financial, marketing, operating, and human resources performance as and when required.
  • Collect and analyze market trends, competitors activities, pricing and industry development and feedback the such information on a regular basis to Double A Headquarter.
  • Co-ordinate & co-operate with distributors to identify and expand distribution channels/network with the view to increase visibility and availability of our brand. Build and maintain excellent relationship with our existing & potential new customers.
  • Design, organize and execute appropriate BTL programs and activities to support distributors and trade to increase consumption of Double A paper.
  • Undertake market research, surveys and related studies requested by Double A Headquarter and to make recommendations on next course of action.
  • Make proposals and gain approval to execute PR and event related activities to create and build brand awareness in support of other ATL efforts.
  • Lead, manage and motivate the local team to achieve the goals and objectives of Double A. Play the leadership and coaching role for the team. Leadership role not limited to sales and marketing but includes support to administration, HR, finance and operations.
Profile of Incumbent: Pre-requisite
  • A must to obtain Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Management or other fields from a target reputable university in each country.
  • Local with age range of late 30s to early 40s.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years in sales and marketing management position with 5 years or more at a senior role with P/L responsibility. Have managed a sales & marketing team in FMCG..
  • General management experience of running a business entity and Company Set up will be an advantage.
  • Not from Competitors
  • Demonstrate experience in business planning, financial, operations management, people management leadership skills and results oriented.
  • Excellent management reporting and presentation skills.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to be able to work with people from HQ and across different cultures.
  • Good leadership skills and team player.
  • Passionate about the business & brand, Ability to translate information into action
  • Good listener and communicator, able to handle communications effectively with all levels, internally and externally.
  • Can manage work pressure well, mature and seek challenges
  • Good understanding of FMCG marketing strategies from a business perspective.
  • Hands on experience in distribution channel development with good track record of channel management achievements in FMCG industry would be an essential competency.
Note all applications should be sent to qualitycareersltd@gmail.com

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