Industry: Information Technology / Nonprofit

Function: Management

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Location: Western Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

We are growing quickly. In five years, we have grown to serve 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sublocations and districts we
work in each year.

We are seeking individuals to manager the various complex Construction and Maintenance functions of the organization – including large scale residential construction projects.

You will be in charge of maintaining our current sites to the highest level using your carefully crafted team of professionals (electricians, plumbers) and making upgrades as necessary.

Primary Duties of Construction Manager
  • Design and project manage new construction projects.
  • Material Procurement
  • Labor Management (Strict and Firm) - Directly supervise all contractors and tradesmen on all project job sites under his direction
  • Site Maintenance - Ensure proper maintenance of all sites including creating weekly and monthly checklist systems.
  • Manage regular maintenance staff.
  • Quality Control – Ensure projects are of the highest possible quality.
  • Create tight and honest budgets.
  • Updating budgets and schedules weekly. Recording actual costs.
  • Creating project schedules/work plans
  • Improve upon and develop new tracking tools, task management, and ways to reduce cost whilst improving quality of construction and maintenance.
  • Weekly Project Update Meeting with Supervisor.
  • Manage the grounds keeping staff
  • Miscellaneous - Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in developing its staff. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular performance reviews.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with at least 5 years of work experience in construction management with 3 years leadership experience role.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive, organized and committed. Please only apply if you fit these criteria:

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Required:
  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering or Building and Construction or other relevant field from recognized college and universities.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in construction management with minimum 3 years’ experience as a manager in a senior leadership position.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on construction and maintenance projects.
  • Master of generally accepted construction techniques.
  • High attention to detail with regards to quality
  • Extremely organized - ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously according to priority level
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Hard working (willing to put in time outside of normal working hours)
  • Creative problem solver
  • Independent and motivated
  • High level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication
  • Knowledge of grounds keeping and landscaping preferred
  • Proficiency in computing, data, budgets and IT.
  • Fluency in English essential
  • Must be based in Bungoma, Kenya or willing to travel/relocate.
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by March 17th 2012

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply


Email
  • Cover letter (essential)
  • Resume(essential)
  • Project portfolio of any recent projects you have managed and completed. Include any pictures, bugdets and work plans
to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Construction Manager + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

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We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, graphic design and site management.

The website content manager will be responsible developing the voice for all aspects of the organization’s online presence.

In addition to writing, editing, and proofreading site content, this person will also work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards with regard to new development.

The website content manager will also be responsible for crafting site promotions, email newsletters, and online outreach campaigns.

The content manager will work closely with technical, business development, and marketing members of our organization, so strong communication skills are needed.

The ideal candidate will also have experience managing online marketing and outreach campaigns.

Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities
  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence (requires working with content management software)
  • Coordinate web projects across departments
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties
  • Working with a cross-departmental team, maintain and develop the master content calendar for all web properties
  • Copyedit and proofread all web content
  • Oversee freelancers, including writers, copyeditors and community outreach organizers
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies through relevant blogs, listservs, and events
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference
  • Track and report on all site metrics
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors
Required Skills
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with popular content management systems (Drupal, Convio, Kintera, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Passion, Integrity and Enthusiasm
Email your application to: internationacareers254@gmail.com and indicate your salary expectation

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We are a leading construction company with operations spanning the East Africa region.

In line with growing business needs, the following position has arisen;

Quantity Surveyor

Responsibilities
  • Preparation of budget/preliminary cost estimate from preliminary drawings with view of establishing cost limit.
  • Cost check during detailed design to ensure budget conforms to design.
  • Taking measurements on site and from detailed drawings and preparing bills of quantities.
  • Pricing bills of quantities.
  • Cost control during implementation by costing change orders (variations) and advising on financial implications.
  • Preparation of periodic/interim valuations of work done for issuance of certificate of payment by the Resident Engineer.
  • Advising on the cost implications of design alternatives if considered
  • Participating in tender action for the project.
  • Preparation of tender analysis and evaluation reports for the project.
  • Preparation of cash-flow projections (on the basis of the chosen tender and its construction program) to advice on the firm pattern of financial commitment throughout the project.
  • Re-measure all provisional works as they are executed.
Requirements
  • Degree in Building Economics.
  • Proven record of at least 6 years of which 2 years should be specific to roads in a reputable organisation.
  • Flexibility to varying working hours.
  • A mature individual with high level of discretion and unquestionable integrity.
  • This position is to be filled immediately.
Interested candidates should submit their application and detailed CV on or before 21st February 2012 to willemgons@gmail.com

Clearly indicating QS 02/12 on the email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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CDCL is a management consulting firm providing support to the public and private sectors.

Our specialisation is in financial and economic modeling; organisation reforms, development and strengthening; business planning and strategy; capacity building in financial management, project management and social economics; and
human resource management.

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the position of Human Resource Consultant.

The consultant shall be hired on per assignment basis.

Job description

The key performance areas of the HR Consultant will be as follows:
  • Consulting on human resource management to our range of clients.
  • Providing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services on HRM mainly on recruitment and related services.
  • Marketing and business development in relation to HRM services.
Requirements:
  • Masters with specialization in human resource management.
  • At least 3 years experience in a busy environment.
  • He/she must not be more than 35 years old.
Interested candidates should submit their applications indicating that they meet the above key performance areas including complete with CV, copies of certificates, testimonials and telephone numbers of four referees to nmbuki@cdclconsult.com by 29th February 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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