Taita Academy Mwatate would like to recruit teachers in the following vacant positions

1. Biology /Chemistry Teacher

2. Physics /Computer Teacher

Qualifications
  • He should have be a Bachelor of Education graduate in the above subjects
  • Must be a born again Christian
  • Be willing to relocate to Taita
  • Be a hardworker and responsible.
Kindly send your cover letter and C.V to info@taitaacademy.com.

Indicate your salary expectations.

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Young Professionals Programme

Ref. No.
KIP/YP/12

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public policy research institute established to develop human and institutional capacities required for the formulation of medium and longterm strategic perspectives for the economic and social development of Kenya.

The Institute pursues this by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

KIPPRA runs a one-year Young Professionals (YP) Programme, during which the participants are involved in hands-on public policy research and analysis.

They also receive courses such as Public Policy Process, Research Methods, Applied Econometrics, and Macroeconomic Modeling.

By the end of the course the participants are expected to write a publishable paper.

The Institute invites applications from suitable and qualified candidates for the 2012/2013 YP programme, which will commence on 01st July 2012 and end on 30th June 2013.

Opportunities exist within the following areas:

Macroeconomics (National Income and Consumption, Investment, Inflation, Fiscal and Monetary policy);

Productive Sector (Agriculture, Industry, Services, Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources);

Trade and Foreign Policy (Domestic & International Trade, International relations)

Social Sector (poverty, education, health, labour market, and other social issues);

Infrastructure and Economic Services (Physical Infrastructure, Water, Energy, Transport, Urban & Regional Planning, Telecommunications, Housing, and Construction);

Private Sector Development (Financial services, Business environment, Security); and
Governance (Land, Constitutional issues, economic and corporate governance).

Desired Qualifications

Applicants must
  • Have minimum MA or MSc degree in Economics or related social sciences.
  • Be below 40 years of age
  • Have at least one (1) year practical experience in the proposed area of training
Candidates from Public Service should have their application letters endorsed by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives.

If successful, they will be required to be officially cleared for one year by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives.

Terms and Application Procedure

The Institute offers a competitive monthly stipend to the Young Professionals.

Successful candidates will be given a one (1) year contract; will be awarded certificates; and will be expected to return to their employment after the training.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating their area of specialization on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi.

All Email applications should be sent to: hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 09th March 2012

KIPPRA offers equal opportunity to all qualified Kenyans and women are encouraged to apply

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The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country; and developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

Policy Analysts

Ref.
NO PA/FEB

KIPPRA seeks candidates with strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills (as demonstrated by a strong publication record) to fill several Policy Analyst and Senior Policy Analyst positions in the following areas:
  • Environment and Natural Resources;
  • International Trade and Trade Policy Modeling, International Trade Law, Global Trade Negotiations, and Foreign Policy;
  • Transport, Energy, ICT, Construction and Housing;
  • Financial Services and Business Environment;
  • Land reforms, security and conflict management, constitutional and institutional legal reforms, economic and corporate governance, devolution and the role and efficacy of regional authorities; and
  • Poverty, education, health, labour, and social protection.
  • Macroeconomics, monetary economics and macro-modeling
Candidates seeking Policy Analyst position must have at least a MA/Msc. in Economics and/or related areas, and at least three (3) years of experience in a policy research institution or university. They should have at least one (1) journal or journal quality publication.

Candidates seeking Senior Policy Analyst position must have a PhD in Economics and/or related areas, and at least 6 years of experience in policy research and/or teaching at a recognized university. At least 3 of the years must be post-PhD. They should also have at least 2 journal or journal quality publications.

The key responsibilities of policy analysts are:
  • Conducting research on and monitoring socio-economic and public policy developments that affect Kenya;
  • Preparing analytical reports, briefing papers, policy briefs, journal articles, and other papers aimed at informing public policy decisions;
  • Providing information and technical assistance to the Institute’s various constituencies about impacts of existing and proposed public policies and programs;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of junior researchers and stakeholders on public policy issues.
Supply Chain Management Assistant

Ref
SCM/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Management Officer, the Supply Chain Management Assistant will be expected to:
  • Receive, inspect, and distribute purchases to user divisions;
  • Assist in maintaining contact with suppliers regarding orders, market conditions, and trends;
  • Participate in preparation of procurement reports related to purchasing, inventory control, and requests for purchases;
  • Assist in conducting regular stock takes and inventory audits;
  • Work in liaison with the supervisor to determine the Institute’s purchasing needs and specifications; and
  • Assist the supervisor in coordinating activities in the procurement unit.
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • At least level four in CIPS;
  • Membership in KISM;
  • Minimum experience of one (1) year in supply chain Management; and
  • Proficiency in MS Applications.
Driver (Preferably of Female Gender)

Ref
DRV/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Driver, the incumbent will be required to provide reliable, safe and courteous transport services to all staff; operate and maintain assigned vehicle(s); and maintain accurate and up to date vehicle records.

Desired Qualifications
  • At least O Level certificate of education;
  • Holder of a valid Driving License and certificate of good conduct;
  • At least five years of driving experience;
  • Kenya Government Occupational Trade Test III; and
  • Training in Customer Service and or Public Relations
Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied for and the area of specialization (in the case of Analysts) on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi

Email: hr@kippra.or.ke

All email Applications to be sent to hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 9th March 2012.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates from the often marginalized segments of the society are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Application Developers

Job Ref IT 05/2012

The Position

Reporting to Senior Manager, Application Development, the developer will require interaction with third party service providers as well as other internal IT units.

The developer must demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for hand-held devices and web solutions as business delivery channels for both bank corporate and retail customers as well as for online agency banking services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Design, Develop and Install developed components.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure that applications are well secured.
  • Understands the necessity of and contributes to coding standards.
  • Accountable for preparation and timely delivery of quality applications.
  • The responsibility includes requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
  • Have expert knowledge on Dot Net programming, Share point, Active Server pages development and Database Management.
  • Work with Excel services and Sql analysis services to provide results on data collected.
  • Provide the bank with statistical reports on research and performance of various services using system tools.
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for solutions.
  • Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
The Person
  • A Bachelors of Science in Computing or related degree from a recognised University.
  • Java programming certification.
  • The developers should have in depth skills in jbase/java that is provable and quantifiable (code samples and/ or project descriptions) as the bulk of our development work is in or interfaced with T24 banking system (T24 is a jbase/java system).
  • Interested in learning and has a creative mind set.
  • Provable experience working on web or mobile application projects (work history with links to previous website projects).
  • In particular, the applicant should have at least 2 years working experience in:- Developing applications, defining and testing the software or systems after development to ensure that the set functional and security parameters are in place.
  • Internet connectivity security. Java programming and .net
  • Knowledge of SQL programming.
  • SQL Server 2005/8 Administration and performance tuning will be an added advantage.
  • In depth skill with the tools of the trade in web and mobile development.
  • Familiarity with networking and IT security will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the internet, firewalls and VPN technology.
  • Some working knowledge of PC hardware.
  • Possess sound negotiation, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be pleasant, outgoing, aggressive and self-driven.
  • Appreciates the value of great user experience in building applications.
  • Responsive to user needs.
  • Enjoys interacting with users and solving problems.
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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