Savannah Innovations Africa (SIA) is a project management consultancy firm mainly serving the financial services sector based in Kenya. 

We are seeking Senior Project managers /Project managers as follows:

Project Manager

The Project Manager has the responsibility for defining, planning and ensuring that a project is successfully completed on time, within budget, and at an acceptable level of quality. 

He/she manages day-to-day tasks and provides direction to team members performing work on a Medium project which is:
  • business critical project of medium size and complexity, or
  • a major workstream of a large and complex project, or
  • two smaller, less complex, projects
Requirements
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in Project Management preferably  in Financial Services or IT
  • Certification in PMI or PRINCE2  is an added advantage
  • Please send your applications to pm@savannahinnovations.com by 16th July 2012
Senior Project Manager

Responsible for
  • Large, business critical or technically complex project, or
  • the overall management of a major component of a programme of business change, or
  • the concurrent direction, planning and control of 3 smaller, less complex projects.
Requirement
  • Must have at least 6 years experience in Project management  preferably in the Financial services or IT
  • Certification in PMI or PRINCE2 is an added advantage
Please send your applications to pm@savannahinnovations.com by 16th July 2012

Railway Training Institute (RTI) was established in 1956 as an implant school for Railways and Harbors in the East African Region.

The school is currently registered as a Technical Training Institute under Education Act Cap 211 to offer diploma and certificate courses in Engineering and Business studies in addition to Rail and Marine Courses. 

The Institute is looking for suitable and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions
 
1. Head of Catering and Accommodation 

Ref: HRR/ADM 024
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Formulation, interpretation and application of catering and accommodation policy, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Planning the available catering and accommodation resources including money, personnel, equipment, rooms and operations.
  • Coordination of external catering events, preparation of Menus and management of guests in accommodation.
  • Continuous appraisal of performance of the staff in the Catering & Accommodation Department.
  • Ensuring that catering and accommodation stores are well stocked with necessary materials for production and service.
  • Marketing and promoting the catering services.
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management or in Food and Beverage Production or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Diploma in Catering or Nutrition from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served as Head Chef at the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Demonstrated high degree of dependability and interpersonal relation skills.
  • Ability to relate and work well with others.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Teamwork and team leadership skills.
2. Internal Auditor 

Ref: HRR/ADM 025
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of the operations of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Developing internal audit policies and procedures manuals and assessing internal controls to mitigate business and operational risks.
  • Advising management on effective cost control measures, revenue collection systems and fraud prevention measures.
  • Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the reports are implemented.
  • Designing internal audits in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices.
  • Presenting monthly assurance audit reports to the Audit Committee.
  • Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set policies.
  • Reviewing all reports submitted by various sections to confirm the accuracy and correctness of figures included therein.
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards of performance in the department.
  • Conducting special investigations as may be required from time to time.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Business or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • CPA (K) or its equivalent.
  • Registered with ICPAK.
  • Membership to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience in Risk will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfactorily served as an Internal Auditor in the Institute or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Computer proficiency.
3. Systems Administrator

Ref HRR/ADM/026
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provision of technical support and guidance for all data systems and infrastructure.
  • Analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation of computer programmes for user support.
  • Maintenance of ICT equipment and related peripherals.
  • Receiving, installing and certifying ICT equipment.
  • Ensuring that the network is operational and appropriate back-up rules are implemented
  • Carrying out preventive maintenance on the ICT systems.
  • Responding to and troubleshooting emergencies including server and system outages.
  • Designing and integration of appropriate ICT systems and ensure compatibility of existing systems and network infrastructure.
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served for at least three (3) years in the grade of ICT Assistant in the Institute or a systems administrator in a similar institution.
  • Ability to identify and resolve computer operating systems.
  • Previous experience in Navision ERP system will be an added advantage
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
4. Senior Librarian

Ref /ADM/027
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Training and directing subordinates in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials.
  • Maintaining library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual, and other materials, and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials.
  • Searching catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examines content of reference materials to assist patrons in locating and selecting materials.
  • Conduct information searches from electronic databases.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Information Science or Librarianship or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Diploma in Record Management/ Librarianship from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served as Librarian in the Institute or a similar position with equivalent responsibilities in a comparable institution for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized library systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library technology.
5. Admissions Assistant

Ref /ACC/028
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implementation of registration policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with academic, regulatory and accreditation policies and requirements.
  • Preparation of all registration materials and forms for each registration period.
  • Compiling statistical data required for various class size, faculty load and enrollment reports.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all courses and curriculum requirements.
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree from a recognized university.
  • A Post graduate Diploma in Records Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • At least two years experience as admissions assistant from a similar Institution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
  • High level of personal organization.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
6. Receptionist

Ref : ACC/029
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Welcoming visitors and assisting them.
  • Handling customer complains
  • Supervise sanitation at the front office
  • Receiving and dispatching incoming and outgoing mails.
  • Operating the switchboard.
  • Answering calls and giving proper advice or connecting them accordingly.
  • Taking messages and directing them to respective officers.
  • Receiving letters and forwarding them to the relevant offices.
  • Tracking, recording and reporting on telephone usage.
  • Reporting defective telephone lines.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in Front office operations from a recognized Institution
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean Grade C or its equivalent.
  • Satisfactorily served as Receptionist II in the Institute or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail
  • High level of personal organization.
7. Maintenance Assistant 

Ref: ADM/030
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Inspecting buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs.
  • Maintaining building interiors and exteriors.
  • Installation of new electrical components.
  • Maintaining doors, windows, furniture and other items.
  • Maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in civil engineering or related field
  • Skilled in various areas of maintenance.
  • Satisfactorily served as Maintenance Assistant II in the Institute or a comparable position in similar organizations for a minimum of three (2) years.
  • Have high level of flexibility to work whenever called upon.
  • Have high level of personal organizational and attention to detail.
  • Have ability to relate well and communicate effectively with others.
8. Lecturer Civil and Environment 

Ref: ACC/031
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teaching using various methodologies such as group discussions and demonstrations in the area of specialization.
  • Planning, developing and evaluating relevant and usable teaching materials.
  • Identifying the problems which impede the organization development and conducting research with a view to coming up with feasible solutions via training.
  • Planning, designing and evaluating curricula in the specific area of specialization.
  • Guiding and counseling students in matters related to their academic and social welfare.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
 
For appointment to the grade of Lecturer, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors’ degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Satisfactorily served in the grade of Assistant Lecturer in the Institute or in a similar position in a comparable institution for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision.
9. H.O.D Business Development (Academic) 

Ref: ACC/032

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Formulation of marketing and promotion policies and procedures for the Institute’s academic programmes;
  • Initiating and overseeing the implementation of commercialization strategies in line with the Institute’s mandate;
  • Researching, Evaluating, developing and advising on Academic programmes in the Institute;
  • Designing marketing and promotion programmes for the academic programmes of the Institute;
  • Sourcing and coordinating consultancy services; and
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
  • A Masters in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate training in Education
  • Satisfactorily served as a Business Development Officer at the Institute or in a comparable position with equivalent responsibilities in similar Institutions for at least three (3) years.
  • Experience in research and consultancy work for at least two (2) years
  • Good entrepreneurial and creativity skills.
  • Sound analytical and strategic skills.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
  • Good computer knowledge.
10. H.O.D Tourism and Hospitality 

Ref: ACC/033
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Master Degree in Tourism and hospitality or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Terms of offer
 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.
 
The application form is available here

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form, attach their testimonials and certificates and address their applications MARKED WITH THE JOB REF NO to the:
 
Director
Railway Training Institute
P.O. Box 42226, 00100,
Nairobi
 
to be received by Friday 6th July, 2012
 
Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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