The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to promote the well-being of humanity by supporting work around the world to expand opportunities for the poor and vulnerable. 

We seek to recruit a talented, innovative and results oriented individual to fill the position of a Communications Officer

The individual will be a member of the Office of Communications reporting to the Associate Director of Communications in New York with a dotted reporting line to the Regional Managing Director, Africa.

The Communications Officer is a member of the Office of Communications (headquartered in New York) and will be the main point person in the Africa region for all communications needs, ensuring alignment to the global strategy across functions.  

The position is based in Nairobi and reports to the Associate Director of Communications in New York with a dotted reporting line to the Regional Managing Director, Africa.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing and implementing a strategic communications plan for the region
  • Supporting the Regional MD and the global communications team in promoting the work and goals of the Foundation
  • Providing remarks, talking points and briefings for the Regional MD
  • Supporting the Regional MD as required, on internal and external communications
  • Supporting planning,  providing content / briefings and coordinating visits and other relevant engagements by the Foundation President and Senior Leadership Team members
  • Handling all related project plans for consultants deployed to work on communications plans
  • Creating and implementing media relations campaigns for the region
  • Coordinating media interviews and events
  • Developing social media content for the Rockefeller Foundation website and for specific events
  • Providing media relations support and counsel to grantees
Education, Training and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, International Studies or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 - 8 years generalist communications experience in multinational organizations, with existing networks that would be relevant to the work of the Foundation
  • Experience in and/or strong familiarity with the non-profit and public sectors
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English & Swahili languages.  Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage
  • A proven track record of working within the region in managing projects, consultancies, budgets and meeting deadlines
  • A proven ability to think strategically, analyse critically, and to translate ideas and insights into action through coherent and viable programs and plans
  • Exceptional team leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

The Foundation provides a very generous package of benefits.

Please submit in confidence your CV quoting reference number RF/09/12 on or before September 28, 2012 to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P.O. Box 40092 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Freelance Business Executives

Job Ref.-
Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania and Rwanda.
We are seeking qualified and experienced Freelance Business Executives who will add value to the operations of the Group. 

We have opportunities in Nairobi, Nyeri and Eldoret.
The Role:
Reporting to Business Managers, the candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to clients to maximize sales volumes and revenue.
Key responsibilities
  • Selling of advertising space for NMG’s print products;
  • Meeting targets and KPls;
  • Establishing contacts with and developing long term relationships with new clients;
  • Maintaining positive and productive relationships with existing clients;
  • Preparation of and adherence to individual sales plans in alignment with the organization’s goals and business objectives;
  • Contributing to the team and functioning within the organisation’s corporate culture and values.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree with at least 2 years’ experience in sales and marketing;
  • Excellent prospecting skills with an orientation for results;
  • Ability to work independently, within a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills;
  • Superior communication and presentation skills;
  • Knowledge of print and media industry advantageous.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to before 25th September, 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

BIMAS, a leading microfinance institution in the country seeks to recruit capable and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions.

Head of MIS & IT
About the Job:- BIMAS is looking for a Head of MIS and IT.
S/he will be responsible for entire functioning of MIS and IT department of the organization.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Strengthen internal controls and systems by bringing industry best practices;
  • Chart robust policies and standard operating procedures on methods of accessing information;
  • Manage technology, automate and integrate the various existing systems;
  • Evaluate and develop an integrated management information system/ IT strategy for the organization across all three layers tactical, operational and executive level as per the changing needs;
  • Set quality control protocols for reporting and ensure they are met;
  • Manage and analyze data to ensure that MIS data is accurate and robust. Ensure that reports are accessible and to all stakeholders;
  • Ensure that MIS service level agreements are set and reviewed annually;
  • Liaise with the relevant parties to ensure that the software is managed and maintained effectively;
  • Set security systems and ensure the same;
  • Advise staff on methods of accessing information and provide in-house training for staff in the use of MIS systems and other computerized systems as appropriate;
  • Increasing resource utilization efficiency in the department;
  • Estimate resource needs in the department;
  • Any such additional responsibility pertaining to MIS or IT.
  • Relevant Post Graduate qualification;
  • Technical expertise in information technology, systems development, DBMS, RDBMS not limited to SQL, Access, FoxPro, Oracle. Cloud Computing experience would be added advantage;
  • Ability to groom existing systems/processes by bringing in industry best practices;
  • Demonstrated ability of leading key business functions;
  • Adaptability to a socio-commercial culture;
  • Ability to provide strategic insights and execute them;
  • Experience in website development and management;
  • Ability to manage several projects at once.
  • Must have 3 years experience at management level
Senior Human Resource Officer
Will be responsible for
  • Administering employment terms and conditions of service
  • Coordinating matters of training and staff development
  • Coordinating matters relating to manpower planning
  • Administering leave and related issues.
  • Administering medical scheme and related issues.
  • Ensuring accurate maintenance of personnel records
  • Administration duties
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences AND Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Must be above 30 years
  • Have at least 2 years experience in the same capacity
  • Must be computer literate
Legal Officer
The person will be responsible for
  • Rendering Legal Opinions to the Executive Director, the Board of Management and the various Departments of BIMAS on various issues concerning statistics and administrative work.
  • Drafting Contracts and other legal documents for BIMAS
  • Offering Litigation services by attending to court cases on behalf of BIMAS.
  • Legal Research on assorted legal matters affecting the function of BIMAS
  • Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Valid practicing certificate
Qualified candidates should send their application letters stating their work experience and expected salary with copies of their CVs with at least three referees, academic certificates and phone contacts to the following address not later than 30th September 2012 through the following email address:-
The Executive Director
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