The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations ¡n print, broadcast and digital media.

It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We are seeking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions.

Daily Nation Reporter

Job Ref: HR-DNR-04-12

Nation Media Group Ltd wishes to recruit result-oriented, dynamic and self-driven reporters to join the Newspaper Division.

Key result areas will include:
  • Strong news gathering and writing skills and demonstrable knowledge of topical socio-economic and political issues;
  • Mastery of language and demonstrable organisational skills, forward planning and team work.
Qualifications
  • First degree in journalism, or a degree in any other field, plus a diploma in journalism
  • 3 to 4 years working experience either as a sub editor or a reporter;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with tight deadlines.
Freelance Business Executives

Job Ref:
HR-FBE-04-12

We are seeking for qualified and experienced Freelance Business Executives who will add value to the operations of the Group. We have opportunities our regional offices namely; Kisumu, Nyeri, Eldoret, Kericho, Kisli, Malindi and Lamu.

The Role:

Reporting to a Business Manager, the candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to clients to maximize sales volumes and revenue.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing with over 3 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing,
  • Ability and readiness to work long and odd hours,
  • Results oriented,
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure,
  • Excellent client service skills,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A good understanding and experience in the media industry will be an added advantage.
Kindly specify your regional preference on your cover application letter.

Agency Sales Business Executive

Job Ref: HR-AGBE-04-12

We are seeking for qualified and experienced Agency Sales Business Executives who will add value to the operations of the Group.

The Role:

Reporting to a Business Manager, the candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to our agencies to maximize sales volumes and revenue.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree,
  • Diploma ¡n Sales & Marketing with over 3 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing,
  • Ability and readiness to work long and odd hours,
  • Results oriented,
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure,
  • Excellent client service skills,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A good understanding and experience ¡n the media industry will be an added advantage.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com before 18th April, 2012.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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Community Development Trust Fund Vacancies

Recruitment of Programme Management Staff for Community Environment Facility(CEF)

Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF) is a joint initiative between the Government of Kenya and the European Union.

CDTF is implementing a four year programme, entitled The Community Development Programme phase four (CDP 4). CDP 4 is financed by both the European Union and the Royal Danish Embassy-Danida and consists of two components, the Community Environment Facility II (CEF II) and the Community Development Initiatives (CDI).

The overall goal of CEF II component is to support community driven initiatives that reduce threats and conflicts related to natural resources and climate change risk as well as contribute towards the development of low carbon pathways through the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy options.

In order to achieve to this goal, CDTF plans to build its human resource base and invites applications from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant posts:

Technical Officer - Enterprise Development

Ref No. CEFII/ED

Reporting to the Programme Manager, Community Environment Facility II (CEF II), the Technical Officer Enterprise Development is expected to contribute to the realisation of the Programme’s goal and objectives.

Overall responsibility:

To promote nature based and livelihood improvement enterprises that contribute to sustainable utilization of natural resources while reducing poverty at the community level.

Specific duties:
  • Provide technical support to all income generating initiatives under CEF II including linking communities with the private sector and relevant regulatory government agencies.
  • Providing strategic direction in enterprise development issues by carrying out value chain analysis, market and sector-level assessments using systematic approach and standard tools.
  • Providing technical support to business start-ups including business plans, feasibility studies and development of legal instruments.
  • Advising and guiding beneficiaries in business formalization/registration and compliance with legal requirements including putting standard business systems in place e.g financial records, procurement systems, inventory, supply etc.
  • To develop education and awareness creation materials for communities and other stakeholders on areas of enterprise development.
  • Assist communities carry out needs assessment for nature based enterprises and plan capacity development.
  • Assist beneficiaries mainstream enterprise development issues in community development programmes and employ appropriate methodologies and approaches to ensure that enterprise development issues are conveniently integrated in the project cycle.
  • Based on best practices in enterprise development offer beneficiaries technical support through the entire value chain to ensure sustainability and profitability.
  • Based on the CEFII funding and operating principles assess projects’ efficiency and effectiveness, equity and fairness with regard to benefit sharing arising from the funded initiative.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance in the promotion of new, innovative and cost-effective technologies relating to nature based enterprises
  • Support the design and implementation of participatory monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans in collaboration with the CEF technical team.
  • Prepare programme progress reports on nature based enterprises among other CEF funded projects
  • Drafting of Terms of Reference (ToRs), recruitment and supervision of external consultants offering services to projects/Programme
Qualifications and Experience
  • Postgraduate degree with specialization in either Natural Resources Management, Nature Based Enterprises, Enterprise Development, Environmental Management, Environmental Economics, or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Academic or professional qualification related to enterprise development, environmental economics, and business management and or practical experience in developing and managing enterprises with a good track record in managing community projects involving donor agencies is mandatory.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant professional experience in either Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Economics with a bias in enterprise development and management in either or a mix of natural-based enterprise, business development services , enterprise support and business mentoring micro financing.
  • Extensive knowledge and exposure in the fields of environmental conservation
  • Knowledge of project cycle management (PCM) and hands-on application of the business planning approach
  • Knowledge and practical application of field participatory methodologies including Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA), Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF) and field data collection
  • Thorough understanding of business plan development, financial analysis, negotiation skills, marketing skills that include capacity building in entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneur analysis skills including using relevant computer software.
  • Knowledge of the current best practices in supporting enterprises including sustainability issues, success and failure factors in enterprises.
  • Ability to carry out other forms of market and sector-level assessments using systematic approach and standard tools or awareness of the importance of these assessments and general procedures involved in undertaking them.
  • Practical experience that includes capacity building of product and management of groups, associations, cooperatives or other similar beneficiaries in rural areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Ability to work independently both in the office and in the field and meet strict deadlines
  • Possess testimonials indicating the number and types of enterprises and/or sectors that he/she has had experience with and the success registered.
  • Experience with project management at the strategic as well as the operational level
  • Minimum 5 years working in donor funded programmes in the area of enterprise development, preferably natured based enterprises
  • Skills in participatory methodologies in enterprise development and livelihoods improvement projects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Technical Officer - Renewable Energy

Ref No.
CEFII/RE

Reporting to the Programme Manager, Community Environment Facility lI (CEF II), the Technical Officer — Renewable Energy is expected to contribute to the realisation of the Programme’s goal and objectives.

Overall responsibility:
  • To screen, monitor and communicate good practices in the area of renewable energy including promoting appropriate energy saving technologies that contribute to sustainable utilization of natural resources and support community initiatives that will enhance adaptation to climate change.
Specific duties:
  • Promote, create awareness and sensitize communities and other stakeholders on renewable energy technologies as a means of alleviating poverty and supporting local management of natural resources.
  • Assist beneficiaries to mainstream renewable energy development issues in community development projects and employ appropriate methodologies and approaches to ensure that renewable energy technologies are adopted.
  • Support the development and implementation of an appropriate and effective environmental management project monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with the CEF technical team.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to community projects during implementation process including promotion of new, innovative and cost-effective technologies and build capacity relating to renewable energy.
  • Provide technical support to all renewable energy projects under CEF II including linking communities with the private sector, relevant regulatory government agencies, research and institutions of higher learning.
  • Support the drafting of Terms of Reference (ToRs), recruitment and supervision of external consultants offering services to projects/Programme
Key qualifications and experience
  • Postgraduate degree with specialization in either Natural Resources Management, Environmental sciences, Climate Change, Renewable Energy or any other relevant areas from a recognized university. Only candidates with relevant professional /academic qualification coupled with hands on experience ¡n climate change and renewable energy issues will be considered.
  • Good track record in designing and implementing appropriate renewable energy saving technologies and climate change in support of community projects involving donor agencies.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant practical experience while working with projects addressing renewable energy technologies.
  • Knowledge of the current best practices in supporting renewable energy and their role in enhancing green growth.
  • Possess testimonials indicating the number and types of renewable energy technologies that he/she has had experience with and the success registered.
  • Knowledge of the Project Cycle Management (PCM) and practical experience in designing and institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation systems for projects/programmes.
  • Practical experience that includes capacity building of local beneficiaries in the area of renewable energy and aspects of climate change.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in team situations.
  • Excellent proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision both in the office and in the field.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Duty station

The duty station will be Nairobi but with frequent field missions taking up to 60% of the total time.

All applicants must be computer literate and have a clean valid driving license for at least three years and should quote the Reference Number of the post they are applying for.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and experiences should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates, names, addresses and e-mails of three referees to:

The Programme Coordinator
Community Development Trust Fund,
Josem Trust House,
P.O. Box 62199 -00200
Nairobi

Closing date for the receipt of application is 25th April 2012 at 5.00pm.

Applicants, who will not have received a response by 30th June 2012, should consider themselves not successful.

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The Mombasa Hospital

Vacancies


Applications are invited from qualified Kenya citizens for the following positions:

Resident Medical Officers

Applicants should be Medical Practioners registered with the Kenya Medical Practioners and Dentist Board with at least three years’ post registration experience, preferably ¡n a busy Emergency/Outpatient Department.

Training in Basic and Advance Life Support will be an added advantage.

All applications enclosed with detailed CVs and copies of all certificates and testimonials and names of three referees should be submitted to:

The Human Resource Officer,
The Mombasa Hospital,
P.O Box 90294,
Mombasa GPO 80100

Email: hr@mombasahospital.com

so as to reach her not later than 21st April 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Ref: HR-AGBE-04-12

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

We are seeking to partner with other established businesses to develop our sales agency business model.

The Role:

You will be our regional business representatives who will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to our regional customers to maximize sales volumes and revenue.

Key Requirements:
  • An existing business with a premise
  • Results oriented,
  • Excellent client service skills,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A good understanding and experience in the media industry will be an added advantage.
Opportunities are available in: Garissa, Embu, Muranga, Kitale, Bungoma, Narok, Kericho, Kisii, Malindi.

If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV.

Remember to state the area you would like to represent in your application online to http://careers.nationmedia.com before 18th April, 2012.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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