Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is seeking professionals for an anticipated USAID-funded biodiversity conservation, natural resources management, water, and climate change project in East Africa. 

The Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) will be a five-year activity that will strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East Africa economies, trans-boundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities. 

We are looking for individuals who can advise on climate change stressors that impact biodiversity and water sectors, improved science based technical capacity, policy leadership, and integrated adaptive strategies.

We are seeking specialists in the following areas:
  • Climate change
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Natural resource management
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Freshwater resources
  • Policy leadership
  • Science based technical capacity
  • Food security
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in natural resource management, environment studies or related field
  • 5+ years experience working on climate change and/or natural resource management activities in East Africa
  • Experience with USAID highly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English are required.
Application Instructions:

Send CV and cover letter to PreparedKenya@gmail.com by July 10, 2012. 

No telephone inquiries, please; finalists will be contacted.

The Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project and Host Community Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant position.

IT Officer

Key Points of Communication: Logistics and admin Coordinator, Project Coordinators and the Area Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain, & update as necessary, all hardware configurations to ensure optimum operations,
  • Maintain and administer the internal server running on windows 2003 platform (file server,print server, database server)
  • Maintain a regular data backups, disaster recovery and do perform system repairs and servicing
  • Provide support services , technical support services, troubleshooting and resolving end-users problems
  • Monitoring WAN links performance and ensuring all malfunctions and/or breakdown are resolved.
  • Manage organization Local area network of over 70 plus computers and carry out networking exercise when needs arise
  • Installing and configuring any new hardware/software/New computers and also Systems servicing and repairs
Relevant Experience
  • Higher Diploma in computer science, information technologies, Electronics Engineering or telecommunications engineering.
  • Diploma in Information Technology plus at least 4 years working experience in a busy ICT industry.
  • Good knowledge of Internet technologies (TCP/IP protocol suite, as well as voice-over-IP, Internet routing and Internet security)
  • Good knowledge and experience in computer hardware installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repairs
  • Excellent knowledge of office automation software (Microsoft Office Suite-2003,2007,2010)
  • Fair knowledge of software systems development using Lotus Notes, Visual Studio languages, and database management systems (MS SQL Server and MS Access)
  • Knowledge of Telecommunications Technologies (HF and VHF Radio, Satellite/VSAT, Wireless, Microwave, and Telecommunications Cable technologies) and Networking Architectures for both LANs and WANs would be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows server 2003/2008 in WAN environment
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal and a good team player.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Should possess a high level of integrity, commitment & professional responsibility and must be highly confidential.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be an excellent team player
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. 

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 20th June, 2012

C/o HR Officer, P.O. Box 48 Kakuma, Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website

We are seeking dynamic, highly driven and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions to report directly to the Finance and Administration Director.

Internal Auditor 

(1 Position)

The internal auditor will be required to provide independent assurance in its risk management, governance and internal control processes to ensure operational efficiency in the organization.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, 
  • CPA(K) or ACCA, 
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage, 
  • 5 Year experience in an auditing firm.
Key Competencies
  • Strong analytical, written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Systems knowledge and familiarity.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task.
Company Lawyer 

(1 Position)

The Company Lawyer will be required to provide strategic and legal advice to the organization to enhance good governance and compliance with the set laws and regulations.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor of laws (LL.B), 
  • Diploma in Law, must be an Advocate with a valid practicing certificate, 
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage & 
  • at least 5 years’ experience in commercial law practice or busy corporate commercial law /company secretariat environment.
Key Competencies:

The successful candidates is expected to demonstrate high levels of the following key competencies:
  • Strong Analytical and organization skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work and travel at short notice.
Candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to apply and send their applications enclosing copies of their CV’s, academic and professional certificates, and a copy of National ID. 

Competitive remuneration will be offered to the right candidates.

Applications should be sent to address below by post, courier or hand delivery, latest 30th June 2012.
DNA/1306
P.O Box 49010-00100 GPO
Nairobi

We are a medium sized bank, seeking to recruit driven and dynamic individuals to fill the following vacancies.

The positions will be based in Nairobi.

Corporate Relationship Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job

The main purpose of the job is to manage the relationship of a designated portfolio of corporate clients with the objective of building the quality and profitability of the portfolio by developing existing accounts and sourcing new relationships.

Key Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of this position will be:-
  • To market for new business, grow the portfolio and retain the existing customer base
  • To develop business and ensure that there is increased earnings, facility utilization and cross selling of all bank products
  • To nurture customer relations to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Identify client requirements and structure existing and new deals adequately
  • Preparation of quality credit proposals
  • To maintain a quality loan book and ensure minimal migration to non-performing loan book.
  • To be the principal point of contact for the bank’s relationship with a designated portfolio of corporate customers and non-customers
  • Make sound credit judgment
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate reports to ensure timely review of credit facilities.
  • To make significant contribution to enhancing departmental goals
The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have:-
  • University Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Relationship Management and at least 2 years experience in credit and a proven record of successfully managing and growing a portfolio of corporate banking clients.
  • Must have sound knowledge of bank operations and procedures.
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Have the ability to make prompt decisions and be independent in problem solving
  • Possess excellent analytical skills
  • Possess good knowledge of Bank products and problem solving techniques
  • Possess good risk and financial analysis skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish new client relationships and generate new business
  • Have passion and commitment to excellence
Relationship Manager - Liabilities

The Position

The Corporate Relationship Manager - Liabilities will be responsible for liaison between depositors and the Bank, and ensure growth in the designated portfolio in order to support the Corporate lending portfolio, whilst ensuring that the customers are retained profitably.

Key Responsibilities
  • To grow the number and value of corporate deposits and current accounts.
  • To develop business and ensure that there is increased earnings, and utilization of all bank products.
  • To ensure that customer relations are maintained and further enhanced to facilitate growth in the number of customers and reduce complaints
  • Retain existing, and attract new customers.
  • Determine target market clients, and make frequent customer visits to cement relationships
  • To be the principal point of contact for the Bank’s relationship with a designated portfolio of non-borrowing customers and non-customers.
  • To ensure quality service delivery to Customers to achieve agreed service levels
  • To timely prepare and maintain appropriate reports.
  • Identify customer needs and actively participate in product development to meet those needs
  • Cross selling of bank products & services to achieve set business targets.
The Person
  • University Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a post graduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Relationship Management in middle management and at least two years in Banking operations with a strong emphasis on service delivery.
  • Exposure to customer service, Trade Finance or Treasury Product Development will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Have the ability to make prompt decisions and be independent in problem solving in assigned duties.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish new client relationships and generate new business.
  • Must possess sound knowledge of Bank products and problem solving techniques.
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, be open minded and have the ability to identify alternative solutions and business opportunities.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Possess good financial analysis skills.
  • Be pleasant, honest outgoing, well groomed and self driven.
Finance Officer
 
Overall Purpose of the Job

To assist in the Finance Department, ensure the integrity of financial information and the timely production of
statutory and management reports.

Key Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of this position will be:-
  • Monitoring of daily financial position
  • Daily inter branch reconciliation
  • Preparation of monthly management reports for internal use
  • Processing of all payments and posting of finance related vouchers
  • Management of cash expenses
  • Monitoring of bank expenditure
  • Preparation & submission of monthly statutory CBK Returns
  • Submission of tax returns – Withholding tax, VAT, PAYE, Withholding VAT
  • GL accounts maintenance
  • Preparation of audit schedules for Finance and provision of documents required for Annual External Audit.
  • Preparation of inspection schedules for Finance and the provision of documents required for the annual CBK inspection review.
  • Filing of all documents relating to Finance Department
The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have:-
  • A Business Degree from a recognized institution.
  • CPA Qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 – 4 years experience in a banking environment
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Proficient computer skills.
HR & Admin Officer

Overall Purpose of the Job

To provide day to day HR & administrative support and contribute to the long term development of the HR
function.

Key Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of this position will be:-
  • Putting in place structures for managing staff career – pathing; initially for all junior and middle level jobs in the bank
  • Identification, tracking and management of staff training
  • Administration of staff performance management programme
  • Setting up processes for conducting periodic/annual reviews of Job Descriptions
  • Provide payroll and benefits administration support
  • Handle leave processes, records and queries
  • Assist in compiling HR statistics and generating HR reports
  • Management of all HR related records
  • Providing support to the Head of Admin in the management of branch administration, including branch facilities
  • Primarily responsible for procurement of stationary for all branches
  • Undertaking any other HR & admin related jobs/projects as assigned from time to time
The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have:-
  • A university degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in a HR and office admin
  • Good interpersonal and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multi task and handle a wide spectrum of responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Proficient computer skills.
Send your application letter and CV to:

DNA 1305
P.O Box 49010 GPO,
Nairobi

The closing date: 27 June 2012.

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