The DN Advertiser (DNA) hereby invites applications from interested and competent firms or individuals for pre-qualification of Associate Consultants to be included in the DNA’s Suppliers’ list for provision of the consultancy services listed hereunder.

1) Financial Institution Consultants & Trainers
 
Ref: DNA/FICT/2012
 
Required: 

Consultants and trainers with more than 5 years experience working with both bank and non-bank financial
institutions as well as development finance institutions. 

Key areas include: Lending, product development, trade finance, treasury, operations and ICT. Ideal candidate will have experience working in various countries across Africa and beyond.

2) SME Consultants & Trainers
 
Ref: DNA/SMECT/2012
 
Required: Consultants and trainers involved in SME development with more than 5 years experience covering are as such as business development support services and fundraising for SMEs. 

Ideal candidate would have experience working across Eastern Africa.

3) General Management Consultants
 
Ref: DNA/GMC/2012
 
Required: Consultants with more than 7 years solid experience in general management consulting working across various sectors and covering (but not limited to) the broad areas of strategy, human resource planning, operations and ICT.
 
No specific format is required for the application but please note the following:
  • Please quote the reference number for the service(s) you wish to provide.
  • The application and attached documents should together not exceed 12 pages.
  • Please provide details of relevant work experience as well as countries covered.
  • Candidates with multilingual ability (English + French) are encouraged to apply.
  • Please quote your daily rate and/ or your monthly rate in US Dollars.
Please post or deliver a hard copy of your application at the Nation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya and drop in the box marked 

DN.A/316, 
P.O. Box 49010, GPO, 00100
Kenya.
 
Please also remember to label your parcel with the proposed consultancy service Reference No. (e.g. Ref: DNA/FICT/ 2012).
 
our application must be received by the end of day of 6th July 2012.


Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognized institutions of higher learning. 

As part of its succession planning programme the Board seeks to recruit a CEO with visionary leadership and proven governance credentials.
The Board therefore invites applications from qualified Kenyan citizens for the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Job Profile
Reporting to the Board, the Board Secretary/CEO, who is expected to meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution, will:-
  • Provide an innovative, visionary and strategic leadership in the financing of a dynamic and fast growing higher education sector;
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction in the formulation, development and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan.
  • Develop strategies that will enhance and promote HELB in effective service delivery to all its stakeholders;
  • Ensure compliance with the constitutional and public financial statutory requirements;
  • Ensure prudent management of all the resources of the Board;
  • Drive initiative aimed at achieving medium and long term self sustainability;
  • Lead and continuously nurture a team of highly motivated and talented human capital with high performance culture.
Person Profile
The individual will possess:-
  • A minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business studies, Education or related area;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in senior leadership and management positions preferably in the education financing sub sector or related areas;
  • Proven experience in leading a credit provision operation with a large customer base;
  • Proven track record in change management and institutions turn around skills;
  • A deep understanding of how to grow and sustain a revolving fund scheme;
  • Proven track record in fund development;
  • Deep understanding of the dynamics of the higher education sub sector in Kenya and the global arena;
  • Knowledge and experience of financial/loan administration and familiarity with public sector financial management systems;
  • Thorough knowledge of the performance contracting process and good performance management skills;
  • Strategic thinker, with leadership, business acumen and analytical skills;
  • Compliance with constitutional provisions – the candidate is expected to meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.
The successful applicant will be appointed on a five (5) year contract and will be eligible for renewal once upon satisfactory performance.

Candidates should enclose up to date CVs giving among other things, details of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials so as to reach the Board Chairman on the contact below not later than 4th July, 2012
Chairman,
Higher Education Loans Board,
P.O. Box 69489-00400, 
Nairobi

Or Email address: ceo@helb.co.ke
‘HELB is an equal opportunity employer’

Join our team and contribute to our efforts of making higher education more accessible to Kenyans
Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognized institutions of higher learning. 

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Human Resources and Administration Manager at HELB. 

HELB is looking for highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the following position:
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Reporting to the Chief Executive officer/Board Secretary, the Human Resources and Administration Manager will be the Head of Human Resources and Administration Department and will be responsible for driving the Human Resource strategy and ensuring operational efficiency and delivery of services.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee all recruitment matters, promotions, remuneration, staff training and development, staff welfare, industrial relation matters and performance management
  • Ensuring proper design and maintenance of Human Resources Information Systems
  • Managing the Human Resource function through effective teamwork
  • Develop innovative remuneration and reward systems that drive appropriate employee behaviour and culture change.
  • Ensuring professional career planning and succession management
  • Overseeing management of administration services, namely office services, registry services, management of assets and other allied functions
  • Provision and design of appropriate human resources management and administrative policies, procedures and processes to ensure that they are compliant with labour laws
  • Ensuring high standards of discipline among staff and that disciplinary procedures are applied uniformly and fairly
  • Ensuring proper implementation of staff retirement and pension schemes
  • Implement appropriate staff assessment and evaluation practices as part of performance management.
  • Planning, organization, administration and control of activities of Human Resource Department
  • Implementation of Human Resources policies, rules and regulations.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from a recognized university
  • CPS(K) or its equivalent
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Must have at least seven (7) years working experience in Human Resource Management at a Senior Management level
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of labour laws
Candidates should enclose up to date CVs giving among other things, details of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials so as to reach the office of the Chief Executive Officer on the contact below not later than 4th July, 2012
Chief Executive Officer,
Higher Education Loans Board,
P.O. Box 69489-00400, 
Nairobi
Or Email Address: recruitment@helb.co.ke
‘HELB is an equal opportunity employer’

Insurance Regulatory Authority
 
Request For Proposals - Re-Advertisement
 
The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is a statutory Government agency established under the Insurance Act (Amendment 2006) Cap 487 of the Laws of Kenya to regulate, supervise and develop the insurance industry in Kenya.
 
To improve the service delivery to the stakeholders, IRA invites Proposals from eligible firms for the
provision of the following services.
Tender No: IRA/113/2011-2012
Description: Development of Strategic Plan
Closing Date: 3rd July 2012 at 11:00 a.m
Bid Price: Kshs.1,000.00
 
Interested and eligible bidders may examine and download the bid document from IRA website (http://www.ira.go.ke), print and then fill it in before submitting the same to IRA.
 
Interested firms are required to pay a non-refundable fee of Kshs.1,000.00 via M-PESA and enter the transaction details in the table provided on the 1st page of the tender document. 

Instructions on the payment procedure is provided on page 2 of the tender document.
 
Completed Request for Proposal/Tender documents should be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes (Technical proposals separate from the Financial Proposals) marked with the tender number and tender description should be deposited in the tender box situated on 6th floor of Zep-Re Place, Upper Hill area and addressed to:
 
The Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority
P.O Box 43505-00100
Nairobi
www.ira.go.ke
 
So as to be received on or before 3rd July 2012 at 11:00 a.m. 

Proposals will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who may choose to attend at the IRA Boardroom. 

Bidders are reminded to give their full addresses including telephone, fax and e-mail contacts.
 
Chief Executive Officer & Commissioner of Insurance

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