Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical - humanitarian action - driven organisation, providing aid to populations in need.

Assistant Nairobi

Ref. “ASST-NBO”

Currently MSF Spain wishes to recruit the above vacant temporary position, based in Nairobi

Mission

The Assistant position aims at supporting and channelling internal requests at office level (administration, organising meetings, internal communication) as well as outside requests (visitors, Barcelona HQ, etc.), carrying out administrative activities so as to ensure that information at the MSF office is properly implemented and managed according to existing procedures.

Selection Criteria
  • Secondary education and secretarial related studies essential.
  • At least 2 years' experience in a similar job, preferable in the non-profit making sector.
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of Swahili, French and/or Spanish an asset.
  • IT working knowledge (Microsoft Office).
  • Knowledge of the ERP-SAP system is an asset.
  • Very knowledgeable of Internet Previous experience with MSF or other humanitarian NGOs is considered a plus.
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter, under the corresponding reference, to:

MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org

or

MSF-Spain,
Attn: Human Resources Referent
P.O.Box:52837-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline for Applications: 2nd March 2012

Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

Position: Customer Care Representatives - Part Time (Weekends only)

Location:
Nairobi

An International BPO firm with Head Office in Australia, is looking for Customer Service Representatives for their Call Centre in Nairobi. We are looking for candidates with outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.

Key Responsibilities
  • Screening and moderating user submitted content, answering support requests and performing support functions.
  • Moderating and screening written user content on Profiles
  • Moderating and screening user submitted photos
  • Answering Online Help Requests
  • Answering telephone support requests
  • Processing Testimonials (depending on language)
  • Various support tasks
Key Skills and competences
  • Internet literate
  • A passion for Customer Service
  • Fluent in English and knowledge of any foreign language is an added advantage
  • Candidates willing to work on a 24 hour shift system
  • Ability to respond promptly to customer inquiries
  • Ability to handle and resolve customer complaints
  • Ability to multitask and take up more workload when required
  • Outstanding language skills (grammatically correct, can express things clearly)
  • Ability to work with multiple tabs and multiple browsers efficiently in a web browser based support system (speed and accuracy are important)
  • Very good work ethic (reliable, motivated, professional)
  • Must be aged below 30 yrs
Must be a continuing student preferably in their second year of study.

To apply, send your CV only to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com by Wednesday 29th February 2012.

Only continuing students should apply.

Kindly indicate the position applied for as well as the minimum daily wage expectation on the subject line.

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Hospitality industry is looking for a Financial Controller who will report to the Executive Director.

The incumbent shall plan, direct, manage and control the financial activities for the Company; including financial strategy, analysis of the books of accounts, reporting back to senior management on the state of the company’s finances, cash flow, productivity, monitoring performance, auditing and overseeing all tax and regulatory /compliance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare financial reports, budgets, cost reports and financial forecasts on a regular basis
  • Oversee the smooth and efficient running of the Finance & Accounting Department and mentoring accountants, cashiers, waiting staff among others for purposes of ensuring that their accounting and analysis duties are done well.
  • Maintain integrity of Accounting system (software), ensuring it remains effective and operational at all times.
  • Ensure all taxation and legislative requirements are complied with at all times.
  • Ensure that the decision makers in the company understand the financial implications of the missions they set for the company in a specific period
  • Approve finances to be used in specific projects by the company based on estimates made by the accounting department and the top management.
  • On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation for review by the Executive Director and General Manager. Where inconsistencies to reconciliations emerge take remedial action or refer to relevant personnel as appropriate.
  • Analyze business performance / results, providing feedback to Senior Management.
  • Co-ordinate and prepare annual budgets, including operating and capital expenditure budgets.
  • Ensure the accurate preparation / reporting of monthly financial results in strict accordance with Company deadlines
  • Where required, provide assistance / direction to managers with regards to the preparation of budgets.
  • In conjunction with the Managing Director, ensure that business cash flow adequately supports company work activities and produces optimal results.
  • Ensure approved capital expenditure budgets are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure any variations to budgets and forecasts are explained in management reports, including any future / potential exposures to the organization.
  • On monthly basis track and review expenditure against set budgets providing Directors with a “budget inconsistencies report”.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory authority and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that end of year statutory accounts report is finalized by specified date and presented to the Executive Director for review.
  • Ensure all company assets are monitored and accurately accounted for.
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counseling.
  • Ensure all reasonable steps are taken in order to achieve workplace harmony within the organization at all times.
Qualification & Experience
  • Holder of a Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Holder of a CPA (K)
  • 2-3 years experience in accounting and finance position
  • Excellent hands on experience in working with accounting systems like Sage, Pastel among others
  • Hands on experience in development and implementation of cost effective systems and activities
  • Understanding of point of sale systems is preferred
  • Outstanding communications and presentation skills
How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, your current salary and benefits package and Financial Controller as the subject to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 2nd March, 2012.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Position: Human Resource Officer - FMCG

Company Profile:
One of the largest manufacturers of high quality edible vegetable oils & fats, and margarine in the East and Central African region.

Reports To: The Team Leader – Human Resources.
  • Analyze, Plan, and manage recruitment programs and the hiring process to ensure that HR service provided meets the needs of the company’s business.
  • Ensure Compensation and benefits are in line with the company policies and updated government regulations.
  • Ensure Timely implementation of PMS, coordination with all concerned, analysis of scores, preparation of working for Directors’ Approval
  • Assist Team Leader in administrative matters.
  • Ensure discipline for the factory as well as create motivation for all employees.
  • Solve employee conflicts and improve HR administration; develop strong relationships with effective communication between company and employees.
  • Work closely with departments, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies.
  • Promote equality and diversity as part of the organisation culture.
  • Listen to grievances and implement disciplinary procedures.
  • Work with line managers to develop HR planning strategies.
  • Advising on pay including employee benefits, promotion and other issues of remuneration.
  • Undertake salary reviews
  • Negotiate on issues regarding pay and conditions with staff and representatives.
  • Advising management on career development, work matters, industrial matters and personal problems.
  • Preparing advertisement and notices for vacant positions in the organisation.
Preferred Specifications
  • Degree/Diploma in HRM
  • 7 years relevant experience, 3 of which MUST have been in an FMCG environment.
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of people.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and analyze new recruitment techniques, methods and procedures.
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Exciting Career Opportunities in Regional Integration

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an organisation funded by a range of development agencies to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa.

TMEA works closely with the East African Community (EAC), national governments, business and civil society organisations.

Headquartered in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali, TMEA seeks to support East African integration through:
  • A reduction in transport and related costs along the key corridors in East Africa;
  • Supporting EAC institutions to develop a comprehensive framework for regional integration;
  • Supporting partner states to substantially increase the implementation of a comprehensive framework for regional integration; and
  • Engaging private sector and civil society to positively influence regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade.
TMEA is seeking to recruit high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced professionals to join our team in the positions listed below.

Senior Director, Arusha Programme

The Senior Director, Arusha Programme will lead and oversee TMEA’s support to the TMEA Arusha programme and manage the relationships and synergies of TMEA country and regional portfolios with the EAC Secretariat and other EAC organs.

Working closely with TMEA’s Chief Executive Officer, the role is primarily strategic, diplomatic and representational, to ensure that TMEA’s strategy and multi-year programme meets the needs of the EAC in Arusha, and is based on close, collaborative partnerships between TMEA and EAC organs.

The ideal candidate will posses a Masters degree preferably in Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance or Management.

Knowledge of regional integration, trade facilitation and trade issues and a deep working understanding of the EAC and its organs, processes and procedures, or similar experience
with other regional economic communities are essential for this position.

We are looking for at least seven years experience (five in Southern and East African countries) in leading and managing economic development programmes, preferably in regional integration, trade facilitation, trade and investment climate reform, transport sector development, and/or institutional reform for development partners.

Manager, Ports Projects

The Manager, Ports Projects will support the Infrastructure Director in managing TMEA’s work programme with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

This will include working with the Director to draft and update TMEA’s work programme with KPA and other key stakeholders, including Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Maritime
Authority (KMA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), shippers and labour groups among others.

S/he will work with port authorities and TMEA procurement to engage consultants and will be responsible for managing the consultants and reviewing their outputs.

In addition, the job holder will be expected to assist in negotiations with private developers/operators for port facilities.

The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Maritime Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance, Engineering or a related field.

A relevant Masters degree or other professional qualification will be an added advantage.

The candidate will have at least five years work experience in maritime transport, transport logistics, engineering or a related field. Significant experience with one or more major seaports is essential for this role.

Knowledge and Results Programme Manager

The Knowledge and Results Programme Manager will be responsible for assisting TMEA develop and maintain a strong results and learning focus.

Working with project teams, s/he will assist them to clarify outcomes, develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans and develop their monitoring and evaluation capacity.

A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as evaluation, social science, or economics, preferably with a strong research component and specific training in monitoring and evaluation are vital for this position.

The individual will have at least five years experience in managing monitoring and evaluation systems and teams on large development programmes and sound knowledge of different monitoring and evaluation approaches and methods.

The candidate must have proven experience in developing clear outcomes, indicators and measurement plans and in developing and using evaluation tools such as questionnaires, interview guides and assessment rubrics.

In addition to proven ability to work as a change agent within a programme, experience in and ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to overcome resistance to monitoring, evaluation and learning is critical.

Application Details

Please send us a cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration.

Your application should include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address, and daytime telephone contacts.

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the job title on the subject line.

The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on www.trademarkea.com.

Send your application to recruitment@trademarkea.com by Friday, 16 March 2012 by 5.00pm East African time.

Interviews will be conducted in mid April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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