The Opportunity - Lead SME Finance Specialist

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya requires an outstanding individual who will be the innovative heart of an exciting new project, GrowthCap to develop all the technical material required to support the Kenyan financial sector to build the capacity necessary to provide high quality SME centred financial products and services.

Based full time in Nairobi, Kenya the SME finance specialist will:
  • Establish comprehensive skill gaps in growth finance oriented institutions.
  • Develop practical solutions to specific identified needs.
  • Pilot test the solutions within select financial institutions.
  • Refine solutions through repeated implementation.
  • Document refined solution in a how- to manual or toolkit
  • Develop and oversee formal training to scale up toolkit use.
Who we need

The ideal candidate will:
  • Possess a graduate degree in finance, strategy, business management, or equivalent qualification.
  • Have at least 8 years of financial industry experience.
  • Have 5 years or more of progressive SME finance experience.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of SME finance issues in a developing economy context.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
For more details, download the ToRs from our website’s Opportunities page (click here to download).


If you want to make a significant positive difference in financial inclusion for SMEs in Kenya and possess the right combination of expertise and insight, FSD is looking for you.

Please send a covering letter and CV by email to Lydiah Kioko (

Please put ‘’SME finance specialist’’ in the subject line.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

Applications must be received not later than Friday 6th April 2012.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

Further information can be obtained at our web site:

Hawkins Associates Ltd

Examinations Officer - Insurance

Ref. No.:

The Insurance Training and Education Trust (ITET) is the leading provider of training in insurance and related studies within Eastern and Central Africa.

The Trust is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, result-oriented and innovative individual to take up the position of Examinations Officer within its Examinations Secretariat.

Working closely with the Examinations Secretary and deputizing him when necessary, the successful candidate will assist in the following key tasks:-
  • Development of new syllabuses, rules & regulations as well as reviewing existing ones;
  • Conduct regular research on examinations to ensure relevance and validity;
  • Identification and training of setters, moderators and markers of examinations;
  • Preparation and finalization of examination papers with designated setters;
  • Selection of examination centers and supervision of invigilators;
  • Ensuring that all examination scripts are accounted for and strict procedures for examinations are followed
  • Processing of examination results and dispatch of results slips and certificates to candidates;
  • Analysis and dissemination of approved statistical data to candidates and institutions
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • At least a first degree preferably in education
  • A professional qualification in insurance such as AIIK, ACII, FLMI or equivalent;
  • At least five years experience in a similar environment or in insurance;
  • Unquestionable integrity, high accuracy and reliability;
  • Proven ability to work without supervision and meet tight deadlines.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 28th March 2012.

Send your application letter and CV- do not attach certificates/testimonials and state how your experience matches the specification, quoting job Ref. No. to com

Hawkins Associates Ltd

Branch Manager - Nakuru

Ref. No:116/BG/FN

This position is available immediately with our client, a market leader in Kenya's insurance industry.

The successful candidate will be in charge of the company's South Rift operations, coordination and supervision of the marketing team and agency force with a view to raising productivity and customer service to achieve business plan targets.

The following are among the key responsibilities of this position:-
  • Acquiring new business in accordance with set targets and criteria.
  • Formulating appropriate marketing strategies, focused on increasing the company's market share in the South Rift region.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement of customer satisfaction by implementing appropriate customer service initiatives.
  • Developing and implementing effective business retention strategies.
  • Co-ordinating recruitment, development and retention programmes for sales teams in the branch.
  • Building and motivating a strong team which constantly delivers superior results.
We invite applications from Kenya citizens who:
  • Hold at least a Bachelors degree in a business related field.
  • Hold an ACII qualification or be within reach of attaining full qualification.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position, preferably in the insurance industry.
  • Have a demonstrable track record of business production.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills, especially adept at setting priorities and mobilizing teams towards achieving set goals.
  • Have the ability to engender strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
We will offer a competitive remuneration package and excellent opportunities for further career advancement.

Send your application letter and CV- do not attach certificates/testimonials and state how your experience matches the specification, quoting job Ref. No. to

Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for the efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking for dynamic and highly talented professionals to join our management team in the following challenging position.

Regional Internal Auditor

1 Position

Position Scope

Reporting to the Senior Auditor, the successful candidates will be responsible for executing the plan of audits by carrying out audit procedures.

Key Responsibilities
  • Carrying out procedures as per the plan.
  • Carrying out investigative and ad-hoc audit assignments.
  • Reviewing audit findings with client managers and recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • Presenting audit findings to audit management and senior management.
  • Performing post-audit follow-up to determine extent of implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Compiling final reports on audits for review.
  • Preparing work papers and weekly reports.
Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -
  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • CPA (K) or equivalent auditing qualification
  • Five (5) years work experience in internal auditing or in a professional audit firm
  • Exposure to any special IT packages
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please write to us enclosing your detailed CV to reach the undersigned not later than 30th March 2012.

The Group General Manager – Human Resources & Administration
Kenya Tea Development Agency/Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box 30213 - 00100


Michimikuru Tea Factory Co Ltd (a KTDA - MS Ltd managed company) in Meru county is seeking to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions.

Artisan Mechanical

2 Posts

Reporting to the Plant Technician – the successful candidate will be responsible for: -
  • Overseeing factory machinery maintenance and installations;
  • Assisting in the installation and commissioning of new machinery and equipment;
  • Advising the Plant Technician and management on machinery breakdowns and highlighting possible corrective measures;
  • Diagnosing of factory mechanical faults;
  • Participating in the machinery preventive maintenance programs;
  • Participating in machinery start up, change over and shut down;
  • Setting machinery to meet product quality standards;
  • Fabricating machinery components as and when required;
  • Observing and complying with environmental, health and safety measures and regulations.
The ideal candidates should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:-
  • ‘O’ Level Division II or KCSE ‘C’ Plain;
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option) or Technician III certificate in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution;
  • At least three (3) years working experience in a busy manufacturing plant.
Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for these jobs are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed C.V. copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 30th March 2012.

The Factory Unit Manager,
Michimikuru Tea Factory Co. Ltd,
P.O. Box 1627,


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