Experienced Academic Research-Writers Wanted!

A dynamic company is looking for serious, dedicated, able, enduring, and experienced candidates to fill a few available academic research-writing vacancies. 

Basically, the work entails doing research and preparing original, high-quality, and plagiarism-free academic projects for international clients.

The range of projects to be undertaken include: dissertations, theses, research papers, research proposals, term papers, book/article/movie reviews, annotated bibliographies, essays (all types), resumes, etc. 

We offer very competitive compensation packages that include both monetary and non-monetary benefits. Suitable candidates should possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • Should be holders of at least a degree or any other equivalent academic qualification.
  • Professionals in finance/accounting/economics fields will be given preference.
  • Professionals in other academic fields will as well be considered.
  • Should demonstrate high levels of analytical skills.
  • Should demonstrate high levels of communication skills.
  • Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of academic research-writing.
  • Should be flexible and ready to work for long hours and at odd times of the day.
  • Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the common academic referencing styles, i.e., APA, MLA, Harvard, and Chicago/Turabian.
  • Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it. 
  • Should have a serviceable computer in their homes or offices.
  • Should have AMPLE access to RELIABLE internet from their homes.
  • Should have uninterrupted power connection in their homes.
  • Should be residing in relatively quiet and peaceful neighborhoods. 
  • Should be ready to begin work immediately once they enlist with us.
Successful candidates will enjoy very competitive incentives and bonuses on top of the normal compensation rates. 

Some of these incentives and bonuses include: Free unlimited internet connection; free 3G modem of choice; free laptop/PC; regular training and mentoring, and; additional monetary compensation for projects that return “very satisfied” responses from the clients.

Regular bonuses and incentives will be awarded based on the outcomes of bimonthly and monthly performance evaluation exercises. 

Some of the performance evaluation indicators include: originality of work completed; efficiency and commitment; reliability, availability; and the number of projects successfully completed on a weekly and monthly basis.

Writers will be required to willingly abide by the set terms and conditions throughout the span of the employment engagement. 

For example, candidates who masquerade as having experience in academic research-writing will be easily detected and disqualified/discontinued.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes and at least four sample works, one for each referencing style to the following email: jcliff1984@gmail.com   

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Human Resource Officer

Job Location:  Nyanza, Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In five years, we have grown to serve over 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take a leadership position in the organization as a Human Resource Officer in Kisii-Nyanza Province.  

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.
The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for handling the Human Resource needs of a local staff of over 100 employees. 

This position will report directly to the Office Operations Manager.

Career Growth and Development
  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. 
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 
  • We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Duties of the Human Resource Officer

To provide effective leadership in the management of the human resources function.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing and implementing human resource policies, procedures and guidelines designed to achieve One Acre Fund’s strategy.
  • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
  • Assess training needs and develop training and development programmes aimed at building staff capacity to achieve desired performance levels.
  • Plan and conduct new staff recruitment induction and retention programs.
  • Assist in developing and administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems aimed at increasing productivity in the Company.
  • Manage payroll changes and disputes within Nyanza
  • Maintain comprehensive records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, etc.
  • Develop and manage staff welfare schemes such as medical, insurance etc.
  • Review the policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with labour laws.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory safety, health and environmental standards in the work place.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the management.
Required Knowledge and Experience

The ideal candidate should have:
  • Diploma in HR from a recognized university/or college , or related field of study
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced organization, preferably an NGO
  • Excellent understanding of Labor laws and Government regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer knowledge especially on HR systems will be an added advantage
The candidate should be willing to reside in Kisii Kenya.

End Date for Resumes submission: 30th June 2012 at 5pm.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation:  Salary with Performance Based Incentives.
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and work related transportation allowances
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Nyanza Human Resource Officer+ the place you heard of the position) and Salary Expectations

Associate Partner

Lan-x Africa Limited helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for.

We develop capabilities and we are looking for Associate Partners in the following regions.
  • • Nairobi region- 4
  • • Nakuru region- 1
  • • Kisumu region- 1
  • • Coast region- 1
  • • Western region- 1
Who we are looking for:
  • People who are conversant with HR Services, Research, Surveys, Leadership and management training and or/Consultancy 
  • You must be savvy, entrepreneurial and business minded. You will also need to be strategic in your approach to business
  • You will need to be outwardly and market focused as well as be results driven and be held accountable for results
  • You must be driven to succeed with intense personal momentum that is required to win the race for market share
  • You will have relationship building capabilities thriving on building new relationships with clients
  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a relevant field; 
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • A postgraduate qualification is desirable;
  • At least 5 years experience in a professional services environment.
Send us your resume to info@lanxafrica.co.ke by 2nd July 2012

Writing Job.

We are looking for both part time and fulltime writers ready to start work immediately.

The job entails working on academic research papers some of which may have tight deadlines.

Payment is pegged at Kshs 200 per page though it might go higher depending on quality of papers submitted and level of experience.

  • One must have a computer and reliable internet access.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (continuing students with a good grasp of written English may be considered).
  • At least two samples of work previously done. If you haven’t written such kinds of papers before please do write a 2 page paper double spaced in any topic you’re conversant with. Applications containing just ones CV will not be considered.
  • One also has to be able to work within given deadlines
If you feel you are up to the required task kindly send the necessary documents to johntellavis@gmail.com

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