Base Titanium Ltd

Exceptional Career Opportunity

Senior Accountant


Base Titanium Limited, the Kenyan subsidiary of the Australian company, Base Resources Limited, is developing the globally significant Kwale Mineral Sands Project about 50km south of Mom basa. The project is now funded and construction commenced in the 3rd quarter of 2011. Production is scheduled to start during the second half of 2013.

Base is a creative resource company that places a strong emphasis on being part of the community in which it operates and on attracting and developing good people.

Kwale is the first large mining development in Kenya since 1911 and represents an exciting opportunity for high performing candidates seeking to be part of the successful development of the project. Pragmatic and pro-active candidates with strong integrity and who work well in a team environment are encouraged to apply.
 
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for establishment and maintenance of complete and accurate records on expenditure, assets and liabilities and to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information for the Kwale Project and other Base activities in Kenya.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Undertake the month end reporting requirements for Base Titanium.
  • Perform accounting function for capital projects from initiation to capitalisation as fixed assets.
  • Preparation of the operational management accounts.
  • Analysis of actual versus budget cost variances.
  • Manage the payment of all suppliers
  • Project reporting and accounting for new ventures and exploration activities as required.
  • Management of VAT, PAYE and Withholding Tax returns I remittances.
Qualifications and experience:

The ideal candidate will:
  • Minimum 3 years’ post graduate experience.
  • A Degree in a business related course
  • CPA/ACCA finalist
  • Minimum 3 years’ post graduate experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven monthly accounting / reporting experience.
  • Clear communication skills.
  • Excellent Technical Skills.
  • Experience with Pronto ERP highly regarded.
  • Commercial experience highly regarded.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a multi- cultural set up
Eligible applicants must submit Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter, copy of Identity Card, copies of qualifications and three traceable references for the attention of the Human Resources Manager, clearly marked “Application for Senior Accountant position” to:
 
Email: recruitment@basetitanium.com
 
Applications must be received on or before 23rd July 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Career Opportunity at Kenya Shell
 
We are looking for a talented individual to fill the following exciting role within Kenya Shell:
 
LPG Frontline Technical Support
 
Reporting to LPG Sales Manager, the LPG Frontline Technical Support will be responsible for ensuring that the design, installation and maintenance of LPG facilities at customer’s premises is in line with Group LPG Technical guidelines.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Draw up, obtain approval and co-ordinate the implementation of LPG Health Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) plans.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report performance against departmental Health Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) plans and targets
  • Monitor Health Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) legislation and advise line management on correct implementation.
  • Provide support in investigation of all reportable and potential accidents.
  • Commission, decommission and design LPG installations and ensure that these are erected at customer premises in a timely, efficient and safe manner, in accordance with Group Safety Standards & Policies within agreed timeframes and budgets.
  • Supervise & coordinate outsourced LPG maintenance services and to evaluate, train & supervise the various contractors.
  • Plan and implement an inspection and maintenance programme for LPG tanks at customer premises in line with our HSSE Management System proactive culture.
  • Provide advice, support and training to customers, contractors and LPG sales staff on safe and efficient use of LPG. Prepare technical and safety literature for commercial customers.
  • Provide Technical engineering support to the LPG filling plants
Minimum requirements/competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferably mechanical. Experience in petrochemical industry & LPG technical knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of LPG equipment & installation is an essential requirement.
  • Must be conversant with Health, Safety & Environment regulations.
Applications
 
If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your  detailed resume with your cell phone contact via email to hr@ksl.shell.com or to the address below. 

Deadline for application is Friday 27th July 2012.

The Human Resource Manager,
Kenya Shell Ltd, P.O. Box 43561, 00100
Nairobi.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Kenya Shell is an equal opportunity employer!

The Business Systems Managers role is to plan, design, develop and launch efficient business, financial and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes. 

This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects and systems requirements. 

This individual will apply analytical and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments as well as propose potential innovative systems for consideration.

Job Description
  • Provide on-going MIS support
  • Identify improvements to existing solutions and business processes
  • Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
  • Evaluate end-user requirements and constraints to get a thorough understanding and ensure they are met while serving as a liaison between the user and the development team
  • Interpret and translate user requirements into highly specified project briefs
  • Draw up a testing schedule for new and enhanced systems
  • Review test plans and reports to ensure that all business requirements are met throughout the testing process
  • Planning and working flexibly to a deadline
  • Providing and/or facilitate training to users of a new system
Prerequisites
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science from a reputable university
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Flexcube and Banking concepts
  • Experience with successful project management from inception to delivery
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic understanding of software design and development
  • Interviewing and listening skills to elicit detailed requirements
  • Understanding and documenting business processes and workflows and their relationships to current and future software solutions
Qualified candidates should send their applications by email to The Head of Human Resources on hr@imperialbank.co.ke

CRWRC is recruiting a Regional Project Manager to assist and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of disaster response interventions in East and Southern Africa. 

This is a one year renewable contract based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travels to the various countries in the region. 

The incumbent will ensure that resources are used in an effective and efficient manner to positively impact communities impacted by humanitarian emergencies. 

In addition, the Regional Project Manager will build the capacity of partners and CRWRC staff through mentoring, coaching and training in areas of identified need (e.g. needs assessments, reporting formats, etc).

Position Title: Regional Project Manager
 
Department: Disaster Response Team - International Disaster Response
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Region Covered: East Africa and Southern Africa
 
Reports to: Disaster Response and Preparedness Manager, East and Southern Africa
 
Status: 100% FTE
 
Salary Level: tbd

Summary
 
The Regional Project Manager will assist and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of disaster response interventions in East and Southern Africa. 

Working in close cooperation with the Disaster Response and Preparedness Manager, East and Southern Africa and with local partners and CRWRC country offices, the incumbent will ensure that resources are used in an effective and efficient manner to positively impact communities impacted by humanitarian emergencies. 

In addition, the Regional Project Manager will build the capacity of partners and CRWRC staff through mentoring, coaching and training in areas of identified need (e.g. needs assessments, reporting formats, etc). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


Program design and Implementation: 
  • Design, with the input of the implementing partner, appropriate and timely disaster response and rehabilitation projects and programmes, designing proposals which meet program criteria as specified by, but not limited to, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), Action by Churches Together (ACT) and in compliance with other minimum international disaster response standards to which CRWRC subscribes (ICRC, Sphere etc.).
  • Manage logistical and administrative processes of projects, ensuring that goods are received, including handling any complications that may occur.
  • Ensure effective communication between all stakeholders in disaster response projects at both the national and international level.
  • Manage a process that ensures timely and appropriate transfer of funds for programming, including the local purchases of resources or transport.
Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Ensure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met, and assist implementing agencies in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ensure that project monitoring and complete reporting takes place between all stakeholders.
  • Maintain records and data associated with all projects and prepare statistical reports for internal use and donor reporting.
  • Work with partners to design and review evaluation instruments e.g. questionnaires, interview guides, surveys, observational checklists, etc.
Capacity Building and Training
  • Research and develop tools, materials, templates and guidelines for enhancing disaster management within the region.
  • Assist in the implementation of annual disaster management training plans for the East Africa and Southern Africa Ministry Teams and their partners.  These trainings will cover the integration of disaster risk reduction within development strategies, disaster preparedness, need assessments, project design, implementation and evaluation.
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for supervising project managers and other relevant project staff, as appropriate, for the effective implementation and management of disaster response and rehabilitation projects in the region.

Qualifications

To perform this position successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  

The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required:

Personal Attributes:
  • A Christian with a compassionate heart for the poor and suffering
  • Strong and flexible team player with a collaborative approach to work and with demonstrated ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities
  • Disciplined, self-motivated work style; able to function competently and productively with little supervision
  • Ability to motivate, delegate, supervise and monitor staff and volunteers in multiple countries and contexts; including monitoring of workloads and work environments and taking action where needed
  • Professional, co-operative demeanour
  • Strong analytical thinker
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with excellent attention to detail
Essential skills:
  • Excellent written communications skills with proven experience in writing reports for a variety of donors; technical grant writing experience is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement appropriate disaster response programs
  • Experience leading evaluations, data collection and analysis in integrated/multifaceted projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Project Management and Results Based Management methodologies
  • Knowledge and proven experience adhering to humanitarian standards, SPHERE, HAP, People in Aid, etc.
  • Experience in capacity building of staff and/or partner agencies in all aspects of disaster response
  • Demonstrated competency in various computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Access
  • Oral competency in Swahili, French or Portuguese will be considered an asset
Education and/or Experience

To perform this position successfully, the individual should have the following education and experience:
  1. A Master’s of arts or science, with a specialty in either international disaster management, project management, business management, or agriculture preferred
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in project management or monitoring and evaluation
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  1. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but will travel approximately 50% of the time in, but not limited to, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
  2. It involves travel conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness.
  3. The physical conditions in disaster areas are challenging and contact with disaster survivors is mentally challenging.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application letter  enclosing a detailed current CV, current and expected remuneration package and at least 3 referees to crwrckenya@crwrc.net not later than COB 17th August 2012.
 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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