1. Senior Engineer (Electrical)

Reporting to the Chief Engineer Electrical

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Will be responsible for proper running of regions’ electrical installation.
  • Will coordinate repairs and maintenance of all electrical equipment/systems.
  • Prepare contract documents.
  • Ensure electrical project supervision in the region.
  • Supervise commissioning of new equipment in his/her area of jurisdiction and ensure that power generated is of acceptable voltage and frequency.
  • Will inspect all equipment in the region and ensure preventive maintenance of all electrical equipment is well scheduled, carried out and documented.
  • Prepare documentation for procurement of spare parts and attend to issues related to overall power supply and distribution matters to the company premises, housing estates and outstations.
Person Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current option) from a recognized university.
  • Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
  • Corporate Membership of a relevant professional body such as IEK.
  •  Have served for a minimum of 7 years working experience in a technical busy organization.
Key Competencies
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in handling electrical duties.
  • Be a team player.
  • Able to supervise and guide staff.
  • Good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
2. Senior Corporate Communications Officer (Public Relations)

Overall Purpose

Responsible for enhancing the company’s corporate identity/image through
communication and promotion of goodwill and mutual understanding between the company and its various publics.

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Act as a point of contact and liaison between KPC and various publics.
  • Provide strategic planning and leadership to enhance the corporate image of the company.
  • Evaluate grants and sponsorship requests and implement the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes.
  • Formulate and implement new PR programmes to help the company achieve its overall objectives.
  • Recommend and implement informational and promotional strategies (campaigns) for corporate and marketing purposes and design innovative PR and marketing promotional materials.
  • Originate and co-ordinate company displays and exhibitions for both corporate and market significance.
  • Write speeches for management in different fora.
  • Ensure standardization of all communication collateral e.g. speeches, press release, opinion pieces, briefing notes, power point presentations, photography, videographer, traditional and new media.
  • Regularly monitor the public’s perception of the company and report to management.
  • Ensure the organization get value for money in all its public relations investments.
  • Ensure the organizations events and activities are conducted to the best professional standards and are aligned with the overall corporate strategic plan and communications objectives.
Persons Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Communication or Public Relations.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum seven (7) years relevant experience.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as PRSK.
  • Applicants must be over 30 years
Key Competencies
  • Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Good Public Relations (PR), persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to show creativity, initiative and good judgment.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Must have newsroom experience and have thorough understanding of how Kenyan media operates.
  • Must have knowledge in implementing CSR portfolio or foundation.
  • Ability to research and evaluate results of a Public Relations (PR) campaign/programme.
  • Proficiency in Desktop Publishing, Microsoft Office suite, e-mail and Internet.
  • Good and demonstrable understanding of the local petroleum industry.
  • Good inter-personal, leadership and communications skills (oral and written).
  • Must be ready to travel at short notice in any part of Kenya.
3. Senior Engineer (Health, Safety and Environment)

Reporting to the Chief Engineer (Health, Safety and Environment).

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute Health, Safety and Environment audits.
  • Responsible for incidents investigation, interpreting technical plans, specifications and drawings.
  • Will be able to write technical reports, design and review of workplace safety systems, conducting HSE trainings, Health, Safety and Environment systems.
  • Effectively carry out workplace and environmental risk and control surveys.
  • Good understanding of both Local and International Health Safety and Environment Regulations applicable to petroleum industry.
  • Develop and execute environment assignments.
Person Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in any appropriate engineering field from a recognized university.
  • A postgraduate qualification in Health, Safety and Environment.
  • Registered as a member with the relevant Health, Safety and Environment Institutions locally or internationally.
  • Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
  • Registered by the recognized Health, Safety and Environment organizations either locally and/or internationally or any other technical professional body recognized by the institution.
  • Have served for a minimum of 7 years working experience in a technical busy organization.
Key Competencies
  • Good understanding and application of Health, Safety and Environment regulations in petroleum industry.
  • Be a team player.
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Able to supervise and guide staff.
  • Good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
4. Engineer I (Instrumentation & Control)

Reporting to the Senior Engineer (Instrumentation & Control)

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Will be responsible for ensuring that all scheduled maintenance is carried out on time.
  • Ensuring break down maintenance is carried out without any delays and recommending spares for stock.
  • Will be responsible for writing regular maintenance reports.
  • Will be participating in projects implementation and liaising with other maintenance departments in carrying out cross-cutting maintenance works within the sub region.
Person Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronics or Telecommunications Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Have served for a minimum of 5 years in a busy organization.
  • Be Registered Engineer with EBK.
  • Be a Corporate Member to a relevant professional body.
Key Competencies
  • Have thorough knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.
  • Have proficiency in Computer Applications such as SAP.
  • Knowledge of PLC, SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Systems will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated professional knowledge, competence, and ability to shoulder the professional duties and responsibilities.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Be a team player.
  • Able to supervise and guide staff.
5. Quantity Surveyor 1

Reporting to the Chief Engineer (Civil)

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Study, interpret and take out quantities from engineering and architectural drawings and prepare estimates of proposed works based on Bills of Quantities.
  • Establish and prepare budget estimates for building and civil works.
  • Prepare contract documents such as Bills of Quantities schedule of materials and Specifications for use in submitting tenders and procuring quotations of materials for maintenance work.
  • Implement maintenance program for civil and building engineering facilities.
  • Carry out pre qualifications of contractors to be invited to tender for building and civil works.
  • Carry out analysis of tenders and preparation of evaluation reports on tenders and quotations received and advise on the prevailing material and labour market rates.
  • Carry out assessment and valuation of works for progress payment including preparation of payment certificates for civil and building works.
  • Carry out contract administration; deal with contract interpretation, variations, dispute resolutions and final statements.
Person Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Building Economics or Quantity Survey from a recognized university.
  • Have relevant experience for a minimum of 5 years in a large and busy organization.
  • Be a registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).
  • Must be a corporate member of a relevant professional body e.g. AAK, IQSK.
  • Have proficiency in Computer Applications such as Ms Office, SAP.
  • Must have strong well developed written and verbal communication.
  • Have thorough knowledge of Safety Regulations.
  • Is capable of organizing work and supervising workers.
6. Engineer II (Operations)

Reporting to the Depot Manager

Job Profile

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Will maintain accurate and up to date data base of product movements in the pipeline system on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Will monitor system losses/gains and advice operations manager and depot manager.
  • Ensure that all custody transfer measurements are done accurately by performing cross checks between manual measurements and automated measurements and initiate the necessary corrective measure in liaison with Engineer I.
  • Prepare weekly batch tracking reports for all metered volumes with other methods of measurement. Product scheduling, planning design, development and operation of the pipeline, directing and controlling operations.
  • Undertaking more advanced master plan studies and complex operations of the pipeline.
  • Supervision of complex operations activities of the pipeline.
  • General administration, supervision and training of Assistant Engineers, Technicians, Operators and Artisans.
Person Profile

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of degree in engineering field such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Have served for a minimum of 5 years in a busy organization.
  • Be registered with ERB at least as a graduate member.
  • Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya or Member of a Professional Engineering body recognized by the Institution.
Key Competencies
  • Be computer literate.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of safety regulations, operations and quality control procedures.
  • Demonstrated self initiative, professional diligence, competence to shoulder the professional duties and responsibilities.
  • Good planning and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a team player.
Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below quoting the advertised position on both the cover letter and the envelope by 25th May 2012 enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, relevant experience, day time telephone contact and attach copies of Certificates. 

Applications may also be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza Ground Floor in the Application Box or posted through the address below:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442, 00200
Nairobi.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is an equal employer.

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

(Dadaab, Kenya)

Description

Please note: 

This is a 3-month position; 6 weeks in July-August 2012, and 6 weeks in October-December 2012.

Background:

Working in partnership with Star FM of Nairobi, Kenya, the Dadaab Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) project aims to address communication gaps between refugee populations and humanitarian organizations by providing essential life-saving information that informs, protects, empowers, facilitates dialogue and affects behavior change in the target audiences of camp residents.

The project will also assist the humanitarian sector to be more effective by enabling communities to better understand aid operations, access relief services and communicate with humanitarian agencies. 

The project will help to establish, train, and operate a community radio station run by Star FM and staffed by youth from the refugees and host communities that is being built in the camp to respond directly to the information and communication needs of those residing and working there.

Scope of Work:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation and strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems and methodologies for this 12-month groundbreaking project in the Dadaab camps that will identify, train and oversee local project staff. 

Specifically, responsibilities will include:
  • Design tools for roll out and coordination of ongoing media landscape and information needs assessments (qualitative and quantitative) in the camps, making use of SMS and other platforms as necessary, to feed immediately into program activities. This will build off of capacities and partnerships developed during an Internews-led assessment conducted in August 2011.
  • Design tools and methodology for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Dadaab HIS project, including relevant baseline, end line studies and regular monitoring, as required and in coordination with Internews M&E standards. This includes designing, conducting and reporting on learning reviews to capture lessons learned and best practices of the project.
  • Hire, train, mentor and supervise local research and assessment teams and monitoring and evaluation staff.
  • Analyze, produce, and strategically disseminate and present reader-friendly results-oriented reports on the findings of ongoing assessments, monitoring, and evaluation studies to be shared widely in country and to larger audiences.
  • In coordination with the Humanitarian Liaison Officer, share and present the results (i.e. reports) of these assessments with the humanitarian community, government officials, local media and other media development partners as required, through presentations and/or email and social media, as required.
  • Provide pertinent M&E data to the Project Director to strategically inform decisions on project implementation.
  • Assist Project Director with preparation of high quality reporting to donors that highlight project achievements and milestones.
  • Document best practices and success stories and prepare documentation for public relations purposes.
  • Any other duties as required.
Qualifications:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of Swahili or Somali an asset.
  • Relevant university degree in social sciences field with specific focus on monitoring and evaluation and research studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of internationally funded programs, preferably media development programs.
  • Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection/survey design, implementation and analysis.
  • Ability to train, mentor, and manage teams of local researchers, including newcomers to the research sector.
  • Competent in qualitative methodologies and participatory assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate M&E requirements and outcomes to project colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical programs such as SPSS.
  • An understanding of the vision/mission, core values and objectives of Internews.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
More about Internews in Dadaab:

Over twenty years after the first Somali refugees fled the crisis that ousted President Siad Barre, more than 982,000 Somalis are now refugees in neighboring countries and some 1.5 million are internally displaced. 

Thousands continue to cross the border to North-Eastern Kenya into the largest refugee complex in the world, Dadaab. 

At their inception, Dadaab camps were intended to house 90,000 refugees; today that figure has surpassed the 522,000 mark, according to UNHCR. 

In August 2011, Internews led a joint assessment of the communication and information needs of refugees in the Dadaab camps that found that serious communication gaps between the humanitarian sector and refugees are increasing refugee suffering and putting lives at risk. 

Results from the final report, Dadaab, Kenya - Humanitarian Communications and Information Needs Assessment Among Refugees in the Camps, show that large numbers of displaced Somalis did not have the information they required to access basic aid or voice their concerns or ask questions to aid providers or the government.

Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

How to apply: 

Closing Date: 8th June 2012

Please visit Internews' website to apply:

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