Chemelil Sugar Company Limited is a leading player in the sugar sub-sector in the East and Central African region.

The company wishes to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director that is currently vacant with a strong, experienced and innovative leader. The successful candidate shall among others conform to the following:

The Job:
  • Review and implement as necessary. the Corporate Policies, Strategic Objectives, Strategies and relevant activities in Chemelil Sugar Company to ensure that the Corporate Vision and Mission are realised
  • Support operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Boards performance evaluation.
  • Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programmes, products and services
  • Formulate and implement effective financial and procurement policies, plans and procedure to spur profitability in the company in accordance with current laws and regulations
  • Formulate and implement best practice human resources management policies and ensure provision of friendly environment in the Company to build a positive corporate image and good relations with the stakeholders by managing the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures thatfully conform to currentlaws, regulations and policies.
  • Oversees resource mobilization planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders.
  • Formulate and implement best practice management principles and effective communication between Management and the Board of Directors as well as between different levels of management of the Company so as to promote ethical practices and good corporate citizenship. Act as the principal spokesperson for the organisation and ensure that the organization and its mission, programmes, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or an Agri-business or a relevant Engineering or Analytical science degree from a recognized University
  • Masters Degree in Strategic Management, Finance, Economics, Agricultural Economics or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Other considerations will include: HELB Certificate where applicable, a Certificate of Good Conduct, Tax Compliance; Corporate Governance Training; Membership of Professional Body
Skills And Experience:
  • At least ten (10) years of proven experience in Agri-business industry or related fields at senior management level.
  • Demonstrated experience in change management and innovation.
  • A proven track record of high integrity and ethical practice with proven experience in human resource management, networking and resource mobilization.
  • Skills and experience in Strategic thinking, planning and management as well as team player with excellent managerial, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Good communicator with good report writing skills, interpretation and understanding of financial issues, legal documents, customer needs & negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • Experience in sugar sub-sector will be an added advantage
  • Age between 40 and 45 years
If you fit the above criteria, are interested, then access and submit an application using the facility located on our website: http:\\www.osanoassociates.com\csc\ the registration / application should reach us on or before 21st March 2012

Information and Queries:

Osano & Associates
info@osanoassociates.com
AMREF Building (KCO), Wilson Airport Road
P.O. Box 6090 Ronald Ngala Street 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya

(O&A) Osano & Associates - Consultants for Africa, Empowering Africa

Research Editor (Africa Project)

The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. We attract and serve unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We are seeking to recruit a smart candidate for the position of Research Editor for our Africa Project.

You will need to have a university degree, and be a competent writer in English; be knowledgeable on Africa; adept at internet research, worked on a website before; and have the ability to establish contacts and sources in with libraries, archives, and research institutions ¡n the wider Eastern African region.

A good people-person, you must be able perform and deliver within tight deadlines.

Nation Media Group is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to have a diverse work force, so be bold and apply.

If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com by 20th March 2012.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is a grant making Kenyan foundation which seeks to build the capacity of local community organizations as a strategy for achieving greater and sustainable impact of community led development initiatives. In strengthening our team, KCDF is seeking to fill new positions as follows:

Senior Programme Officer


Reporting to the Programme Director, the Senior Programme Officer will possess at least at least 5 years experience in design, development and implementation of community driven development initiatives that embed strong local ownership and sustainability elements as key pillars for success, in a credible development organization.

The individual must demonstrate versatility and previous experience with broad community programmes that target vulnerable members of the community including children, women and youth, as well as ability to support local community resource mobilization efforts.

Key qualifications required
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in social sciences from a recognized university.
  • At least 5 years experience in project/programme development and implementation of community based initiatives.
  • Those with experience in child development programmes and local resource mobilization skills are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in capacity building and providing support/mentoring to local Community Based Organizations, Producer Associations and NGOs.
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Proven leadership, management, organizational and networking skills and ability to work with teams.
  • Experience in grantmaking and in dealing with multi-donors and reporting requirements is desirable.
Mentor Coordinator

KCDF in partnership with the Global Give Back Circle is implementing a girls empowerment programme in Kenya that integrates education,
life skills, mentorship and work readiness into a smart service to transitioning girls from vulnerable backgrounds into global citizens.

As a result, the programme works with many professional individuals in Kenya as mentors to the girls who are recruited into this programme.

We are seeking an experienced individual, passionate about the development of young people, to coordinate the mentorship component of the programme under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator in charge of the Girl Child Development Programme.

Key qualifications required
  • Relevant university qualification in humanities
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar position (applicants with experience with working with youth have an added advantage)
  • Excellent written, analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent ICT skills, particularly with development and maintenance of MS Access based databases
  • Experienced in Guidance and Counseling and in possession of excellent Interpersonal skills,
How to Apply:

If you meet the above qualities please send your application together with a detailed CV indicating names and day time telephone contacts for three referees not later than Wednesday 14th of March 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be sent by email to jobs@kcdf.or.ke OR hand delivered to KCDF clearly marked ‘Senior Programme Officer’ or ‘Mentor Coordinator.

For detailed job description please go to: www.kcdf.or.ke

World Vision Kenya is a leading non-governmental Christian humanitarian, relief, development and advocacy organization with projects in most parts of Kenya. We wish to urgently recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven person to fill the following position within our organization.

Administration Manager - Based in Nairobi

To provide support to all departments and programs by ensuring quality operations of World Vision Kenya fleet of motor vehicles, management of WVK assets, manage all administrative functions, and provide a good working environment for staff.

For more information, please visit jobs.wvafrica.org

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should reach us not later than March 21, 2012.

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse offenses.

World Vision is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Uptake Manager

The Population Council
is seeking a creative and dynamic individual to support the uptake of research findings generated by two ongoing projects: STEP UP (Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy), and a regional network of researchers and program implementers dedicated to improving the evidence-base on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) programming in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the overall implementation of the research uptake strategies for STEP UP and the Africa Regional SGBV Network.
  • Coordinate implementation of the Research Uptake strategies for STEP UP and the Africa Regional SGBV Network, including communication and dissemination.
  • Work closely with STEP UP partners to develop and maintain a system for routine monitoring of changes in policy and practices for FP and safe abortion across STEP UP priority countries.
  • Maintain a database of all reports, materials, journal articles published and other products generated through STEP UP and the Africa Regional SGBV Network.
  • Monitor and document the impact of project activities on decision making for programming and policy, including case studies of success stories and preparing project news.
  • Manage the design and production of communication materials by all partners in the two projects.
  • Review and revise content for each project website and incorporate new evidence generated.
  • Provide support to staff and partners in the production of study-specific reports, synthesis briefs, and manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Coordinate and support preparation of yearly network/partner meetings, as well as abstract submissions, posters and presentations for conferences.
  • Prepare draft annual donor reports.
  • In collaboration with project directors, design and implement a system for monitoring and evaluating STEP UP’s research uptake strategy.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a communications-related topic.
  • Strong experience in coordinating partnerships and networks with a range of national and international NGOs.
  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills in English essential, including ability to translate, summarize and communicate research findings (quantitative and qualitative) into non-technical language for decision-makers and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of French preferred
  • Expertise in management of website content essential; experience with website design is an advantage. Willingness to travel up to 30% time.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the attention of:

HR Manager
Population Council
P. O. Box 17643-00500
Nairobi Kenya

Or email: jobs-nairobi@popcouncil.org
Applications must be received by March 21, 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Population Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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