The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media and which attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is seeking to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals for the following positions.

Database/Systems Administrator
Job Ref: HR-DISA-07-2012

We invite applicants who are result oriented IT professionals with proven track records and attributes to excel in a highly competitive 24 by 7 by 365 environment. This position reports to the IT Business Systems Manager.

Job Responsibilities
Administration, Configuration and Support of SAP systems;
Provide first level technical end user support in a mixed Mac, PC and Server environment;
Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of existing business systems;
Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability
Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreement KPIs;
Maintain system landscape changes and enhancements in line with the set company policies and procedures
Play an active role in the planning and implementation of IT related projects and
Training end users on the various applications to optimize utilization of IT resources.
Technical Skills
Degree in Information Technology or equivalent
Certification in Oracle or Sybase Databases
Overall understanding of technical architecture knowledge
General understanding of the full spectrum of hardware and software Infrastructure; including the underlying dependencies and implications
Experienced in SAP ERP Systems installations and migrations
Personal Effectiveness
Strong Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
Ability to meet deadlines and work during odd hours
Ability to work under minimum supervision
The position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package. If you meet the above criteria, send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 9th July, 2012.

Sub Editors
Job Ref: HR-SE-07-2012

We are seeking to recruit experienced and self- motivated individuals to the position of Sub Editor — Editorial Department.

This position requires a natural linguistic flair, excellent command of English and an ability to use language in interesting and pleasant ways. 

The ideal candidate will also have a gift for detail and an ability to judge quickly and objectively.

The successful candidates will be responsible for:
Checking and correcting editorial copy for facts, accuracy, taste, libel, house- style, language use, clarity, objectivity;
Subbing copy to fit without distorting facts or dispensing with salient points;
Selecting and cropping pictures and editing captions;
Designing editorial pages as directed.
Knowledge & Skills requirements
A University Degree or;
A post graduate diploma in journalism;
3 to 4 years experience either as a sub-Editor or a reporter;
Ability to work with minimum supervisor and cope with pressure and tight deadlines;
Excellent command of English or Kiswahili.
Print Librarian
Job Ref: HR-PL-07-2012

We seek to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals to the position of a Librarian.
Key result areas will include:
Catalogue and classify books, update catalogue cards and biographical data files;
Weed library stock and organise materials for binding and files for archiving;
Update data on public and private sector changes;
Cut newspaper clippings, paste, classify and file them professionally;
Caption photographs, date, classify and file them;
Assist library users in identifying their information needs and retrieve relevant files for them;
Photocopying articles and photographs for library users;
Distribute foreign newspapers and magazines to designated staff.
Knowledge & Skills requirements:
University Degree in Information Sciences;
Diploma in Information Sciences;
1 to 3 years working experience;
Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with the pressure and tight deadlines.
IT Pre Press Technician
Job Ref: HR-IPPT07-12

We are seeking for a qualified and experienced IT Press Technician who will add value to the operations of the Group.

Key Result areas will include:
Create and configure Production Plans;
Administer page pairing and colour separation processes;
Transmit publications to printing press;
Provide support to Editorial, Advertising and Production staff;
Liaise with the press team on print production issues and file transfers;
Prepare and distribute daily Prepress Reports;
Administer, configure and support existing Publishing and Prepress systems;
Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of publishing and prepress systems;
Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability;
Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreement KPIs; and
Play an active role in the planning and implementation of IT related projects.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
Higher National Diploma in Printing Technology or equivalent;
Proficient in Adobe InDesign;
Proficient in Windows and Macintosh operating system
Minimum experience of one year; and
Knowledge of Agfa or Kodak or Binuscan Prepress systems will be an added advantage.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com before 22nd July, 2012.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Christian Community Services of Mt Kenya East

Christian community services of Mt Kenya East works with communities in Mt Kenya East and North Kenya region. 

Our mission is to empower poor and marginalised communities in the region to be in control of their development.

We are seeking qualified candidates to urgently fill the following positions,
  • Programme Coordinator who will be based in Marsabit
  • Water sanitation and hygiene Officer to be based in Marsabit,
  • Health Programme Coordinator based in Kerugoya
  • Programme Coordinator (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Project) based in Siakago
Applicants for each position should be a holder of at least a first degree relevant to the requirements of the position from a reputable university and 3 years experience in a similar position. Must be committed Christians.

For detailed job purpose, profile and qualifications of each vacancy visit our website, www.ccsmke.org
If you meet the requirements, please send a cover letter and your detailed CV with current contacts of three referees including a recommendation letter from your Pastor addressed to: 

The Executive Director, 
Christian Community Services of Mt Kenya East. 
Box 290-10300 Kerugoya.

Email address- ccsmke@ccsmke.org not later than noon 12th July 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Department: Finance
 
Position: Country Finance Manager 

Contract duration: 6 months 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Starting Date ASAP

I. Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. 

ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

II. Country Profile

Capital Office : Nairobi 

National Staff : 76 

Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba) 

On-going programmes : 10 

Budget : 10 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. 

In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. 

In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. 

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

III. Position Profile

Under the authority of the Country Director and Finance Director in HQ, the Country Finance Manager (CFM) will be responsible for ACTED accounting and financial management in-country. The CFM ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that the country specific standards are applied in ensuring efficient use of resources.

Accounting and Financial Management
 
Accountancy: Supervise accountancy procedures: filing of documents, allocation of expenses, vouchers registration, balance checking, etc.; Verify and compile monthly accounts from each base; Communicate accounts on a monthly basis to HQ, respecting SAGA procedures and deadlines; Manage the presentation, circulation, filing and archiving of accounting and financial documents in conformity with FLAT procedures;
 
Treasury: Open/close bank accounts on the authority of the General Delegate; Oversee the management of bank accounts: follow transfers, check balances, check authorised visas; Supervise the management of safes and cash: available amount, balance checks, security instructions; Assess monthly cash-flow needs for projects and bases and communicate cash requests to the HQ; Manage money transfers, bases cash-supply and amounts in circulation, whilst defining payment procedures (bank transfer, cheque, cash etc.);
 
Commitment of expenditure: Set up and formalise procedures for the commitment of expendiure, conform to ACTED procurement guidelines: collect visas of authorised staff members, set-up commitment ceiling in local currencies, define methods and timescales for payment according to local practices; Ensure that procedures are adhered to in terms of contracts and payments; Ensure that proofs of purchase are valid (contracts, orders, bills, inoices, delivery receipts etc);
 
Budget Management
 
Ensure budget follow-up: Develop tables necessary for financial monitoring and for budget follow up within the mission; Analyse gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses; Anticipate financial risks; Calculate and supervise the monthly cost of each vehicle (fuel consumption, repairs) in coordination with Country Logistician; Calculate monthly communication costs of each base (phone, e-mail, Internet), in coordination with Country Logistician;

Develop project budgets:
 
Develop budgets for project proposals according to project needs and Donor constraints;
 
Draft financial reports (mid-term and final) respecting contractual deadlines;
 
Guarantee the respect of Donor procedures for each financial contract.

Department Follow-up
 
Team leadership: Update the organigramme and ToRs of the finance department according to the mission development; Oversee the team and undertake appraisals of directly supervised colleagues; Ensure training and capacity building for finance team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department;
 
Internal Procedures and Information Flows; Develop relevant management procedures within the team; Improve information flows within the department and with other departments and projects

IV. Qualifications:
  • Masters degree minimum in Finance or related area;
  • 3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise;
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
  • Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership;
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required - ability to communicate in local languages an asset;
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
V. Conditions:
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
How to apply:

VI. Submission of applications:


Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org Ref : CFM/KEN/SA

ACTED Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org
 
Closing date: 15 Aug 2012

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