Transition Authority Selection Panel

Pursuant to the provisions in the First Schedule of the Transition to Devolved Government Act (No.1 of 2012), the
Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons from the public , private sector and civil society for the positions of Chairperson and six (6) members of the Transition Authority Selection Panel.

The Selection Panel will competitively select and nominate the Chairperson and Members of the Transition Authority.

Vacancies for the Positions of Chairperson and Members of the Transition Authority Selection Panel

For appointment as Chairperson or Member of the Selection Panel for the Transition Authority, a person should:
  • possess a masters degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have had a distinguished career in a senior management position in the private OR public sector;
  • have at least fifteen (15) years post qualification professional experience;
  • satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • possess advanced conceptual, analytical, leadership and interviewing skills.
Please note:
  • The term of the Panel shall expire upon the appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Transition Authority.
  • Applications may be made by:
(a) any qualified person; or
(b) any person, organization or group of persons proposing the nomination of any qualified person.
  • Names of all applicants and those shortlisted for each post shall be published in the Kenya Gazette, print media and on the Commission’s website www.publicservice.go.ke after the closure of the advert.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to submit additional information and will be subjected to a public interview process.
Each application should be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of the National identity card and certified copies of academic certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

Applications should be made in writing and hand delivered to the Secretary’s office on 4th floor, Commission House, off Harambee Avenue.
Applications may also be submitted online as a Ms Word attachment to psck@publicservice.go.ke.

The supporting documents especially the Identity Card (ID) should be scanned and sent with the application.

Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Chairperson, Transition Authority Selection Panel” OR “Application for Member, Transition Authority Selection Panel” and addressed to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P.O. Box 30095 – 00100,
Nairobi

to reach the Commission on or before 22nd March, 2012 (latest by 5.00 p.m.).
Note: A copy of this advert is also in the Special issue of the Kenya Gazette Volume 21, Gazette Notice No. 3580 & No. 3581 of 16th March 2012.

Bernadette M. Nzioki, EBS
Secretary
Public Service Commission Of Kenya

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.
To ensure that TMEA delivers on these strategic objectives, we seek a high calibre, results-oriented and selfdriven professional to provide leadership and strategic direction in implementing our programme in Burundi.

Country Director, Burundi
  • Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Country Programmes, the Country Director will manage and monitor TMEA’s Burundi programme.
  • This includes strategy, planning, and delivery of expected results in the fields of regional trade, infrastructure development, modern customs systems, and institutional development of Government institutions.
  • The Country Director will develop an effective programme in line with TMEA’s strategic plan, sound management information and monitoring systems, and strong working relationships with Burundian partners including Government agencies, the private sector, civil society and other East African counterparts.
  • The Country Director will identify opportunities for additional investments into TMEA’s Burundi Programme, coordinating with other key partners.
  • S/he will source and procure technical experts to assist in the implementation of TMEA projects and external communications.
  • Burundi is a demanding environment requiring high personal drive, political sensitivity, initiative and leadership.
  • The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance or Management.
  • In addition, s/he must have at least 5 years work experience in establishing and managing economic development programmes, preferably in trade facilitation, private sector development, infrastructure development, or institutional capacity building.
  • The successful candidate will be a strong leader, with proven inter-personal skills in managing multi-stakeholder relationships.
  • The post also requires strong programme cycle and procurement management skills, with proven ability in preparing project documents, and monitoring and evaluation systems. Candidates should preferably possess senior experience in Burundi, or within East Africa.
  • Language skills in French are mandatory for this position.

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 ‘Country Director, Burundi’ on the subject line. A detailed job profile for this post can be accessed on www.trademarkea.com.

Send your application to recruitment@trademarkea.com by Friday, 30 March 2012 by 5.00pm East African time. Interviews will be conducted in late 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.

The Water and Sanitation Program is an international partnership for improving water and sanitation sector policies, practices, and capacities to serve poor people

Short Term Consultant Appointment (150 Days)

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a global partnership, administered by the World Bank, with a mission to help poor people gain sustained access to water supply and sanitation services.

WSP works in partnership with country client governments, external support agencies, water sector professionals, civil society and private organizations to improve various institutional, technical, economic, financial, and legal aspects of service delivery options and to promote large-scale programs to accelerate service provision to the poor.

The WSP Africa regional office is based in Nairobi. For more information about WSP please visit www.wsp.org.

The WSP Kenya work plan covers the following business areas:
  1. Creating Sustainable Services through Domestic Private Sector Participation
  2. Supporting poor-inclusive Water Supply and Sanitation sector reform
  3. Targeting the urban poor and improving services in small towns
WSP-AF plans to hire a Sanitation Consultant for the coordination and implementation of sanitation activities planned as part of the 3 business areas.

This will be in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other partners, who are jointly working to achieve the following:
  • Strengthening of the enabling environment for sanitation and hygiene at national and local levels including the development of strategies in consultation with government partners;
  • Working with the Government of Kenya to strengthen the supply side for sanitation products and services including analyzing bottlenecks in the supply chain and identifying market interventions and solutions;
  • Creating household demand for improved sanitation and the upgrading of basic latrines to improved latrines by supporting the Domestic Private Sector. Enhance the sanitation supply chains towards introducing market interventions to enhance service delivery. Support consultants working on sanitation supply chain enhancement initiatives;
  • Working with local governments, IFC and other partners including local governments to provide solutions for commercial latrines;
  • Supporting low income and informal settlements in the Coast Water Services Board areas of Malindi and Mombasa with sanitation infrastructure through working with investments from various sources including International Development Association (IDA) World Bank Credits i.e. WaSSIP1 and KISIP2, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Union, amongst others;
  • Monitoring performance in hygiene and sanitation sub sector.
The Sanitation Consultant will report to the Task Team Leader. S/he will coordinate activities with the Kenya Country Coordinator and WSP-AF Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Team Leader, as well as collaborate with teams in the other countries in which similar projects are being implemented/or supporting key programs in Kenya.

The following are the outputs of the consultancy:
  • A comprehensive supply and demand side strategy for household sanitation in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and Ministry of Local Government.
  • Deliver one private sector transaction in collaboration with IFC for the household sanitation solutions
  • Circulate minutes of Environmental and Public Health subsector coordination meetings
  • Implement low income and informal settlements WSS infrastructure projects in 2 urban areas of Malindi and Mombasa from IDA and AFD
  • Work with IFC and other partners on private sector partnerships to deliver Commercial Sanitation Blocks in 2 local authorities
The successful candidate will have:
  • An advanced degree, Masters or PhD in engineering, public health, social science, business, social marketing, economics, institutional development;
  • at least 8 years of professional experience in country level development issues, including experience in the water supply and sanitation sector;
  • experience in working with the private sector on areas of small scale enterprise, micro finance, marketing and related fields;
  • an excellent understanding of water and sanitation sector policies, how they fit in broader country development challenges, and trends in the sector’s environment (decentralization, privatization, etc.).
Qualified candidates are requested to submit application via email to: wspaf@worldbank.org.

The closing date for receipt of application will be March 30th 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  1. WaSSIP – Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project - IDA credit
  2. KISIP – Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project - IDA credit

A U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks qualified professionals for the anticipated USAID funded African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM)-Assist project.

Based in Nairobi, AIIM-Assist will assist USAID/E. Africa in its objective to increase the number of direct grants and contracts awarded to African firms and organizations. Specifically, the project will assist in the management and tracking of the AIIM Annual Program Statement issued by USAID/E.

Africa inviting regional organizations/firms to submit proposals to work on the region’s Feed the Future strategy; provide support to build the capacityof AIIM grantees; and provide technical support to USAID missions inFeed the Future focus countries and African regional partners.

Institutional Capacity Building Specialist
  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 10 years of practical, hands-on experience working with training and management systems in the public and private sector, publically funded organizations, and NGOs.
  • Must be familiar with USAID rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated success in capacity building activities with regional organizations.
Management Information Systems (MIS) / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years managing flexible MIS and M&E systems to keep track of dynamic sets of information in collaboration with diverse partner organizations.
  • Knowledge of Feed the Future impact indicators, sampling, and data collection methods a plus.
Application Instructions:
  • Please ensure that you meet all minimum qualifications as listed.
  • Send CV, cover letter, and contact information to chemonics.kfie.recruit@gmail.com by March 21, 2012, indicating position(s) in the subject line.
  • No telephone inquiries please.
  • Only finalists will be contacted.
  • Visit www.chemonics.com for more information on our company.

BOC Kenya Limited is a market leader in industrial and medical gases, welding equipment and consumables, medical equipment and related services.

The Company operates to the highest global standards and has access to the latest in cutting edge research and technologies provided by its parent company, The Linde Group of Germany. The company has established subsidiaries in Tanzania and Uganda with a distribution network of resellers within the East African Region.

Candidates are sought to fill the following positions based in Nairobi.

Regional Engineer

The position is responsible for managing customer engineering projects and resolving related issues with customers.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Design, install, test and commission equipment including controlling costs and quality of project work.
  • Track progress on projects and provide progress report.
  • Track financial implications of customers’ variations and impact of such changes on the projects.
  • Ensure implementation of the projects is compliant with company procedures and standards. Control and manage all projects and ensure all installations and modifications are in accordance with local legislation and company standards.
  • Prepare estimates required for customer engineering projects submissions.
  • Conduct risk analysis, review project costs and resource allocation in line with budget.
  • Ensure maintenance of customers installations in line with company standards.
Skills, Experience & Competencies
  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with 5 years relevant experience.
  • Contractor vendor selection, evaluation, installation and commissioning projects.
  • Project design, preparation of estimates, implementation, evaluation and cost control.
  • Leadership qualities, team management, analytical and presentation skills.
Distribution Supervisor

The purpose of this role will be day-to-day management of the distribution activities on site.

Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities
  • Organizing the day to day transport and scheduling drivers’ distribution tasks.
  • Monitoring and controlling distribution fleet movements and ensuring cost efficient operations. Tracking vehicle movement and driver performance.
  • Offer excellent customer service by ensuring deliveries are executed in full and on time.
  • Ensure compliance to SHEQ and legislative standards including company policies and procedures.
  • Managing the maintenance and servicing of trucks, tankers and forklifts.
  • Conduct route risk assessments and analysis.
Skills, Experience & Competencies
  • Bachelor of Science degree in automotive/mechanical engineering with 5 years extensive distribution experience.
  • Computer literate, energetic, strong people management, excellent leadership qualities, inter-personal skills and high degree of safety awareness.
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills.
Applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager,
BOC Kenya Limited.
P.O.Box18010-00500
Nairobi

Closing Date: 30th March 2012

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