County Council of Nyambene

Employment Vacancies
Applications are invited for qualified and competent Kenyan citizen in the council establishment as indicated below

1. Estate Officer 


S.S 16 


(1 Post)

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment one must have K.C.S.E C- or its equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for repair and general cleaning of tea estate

Entry Point Salary Scale 16:£9033 x £258- 150069 P.A

2. Grounds Man 


S.S 18 


(1 Post)

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment one must have K.C.P.E or any other relevant qualification.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include general cleanliness of the council compound and any other duties allocated by senior officers from time to time.

Entry Point Salary Scale 18: £6603 x £228- £12203 P.A

3. Driver 


S.S 16 


(1 Post)

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment one must have:

  • Passed the occupational grade test II for drivers
  • Have served satisfactory as driver grade II for minimum period of 4 years
  • Have a valid driving licence

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Routine check on the vehicles
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning vehicles
  • Maintenance of work ticket for vehicle
  • Driving vehicles and ensuring safety of passengers and vehicles and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

Entry Point Salary Scale 16:£9033 x £258- £15069 P.A

4. Clerical Officer II 


S.S 15 


(1 Post)

Requirement for Appointment

  • Should have D+ or any other relevant qualifications
  • Possession of K.A.T.C final
  • Have served satisfactory in the grade of clerical officer III for at least 2 years and have passed K.AT.C
  • Computer proficiency and
  • Have shown merit and ability in work performance results

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include carrying out various clerical tasks under limited supervision.

Entry Point Salary Scale 15:£10155 x £288- £16665 P.A

5. Watchman II 


S.S 18 


(2 Post)

Requirement for Appointment

  • For appointment one must posses K.C.P.E certificate
  • Physical fitness as applicable
  • Candidates must produce certificate of good conduct
  • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • On progress ion from watchman III
  • Should have served as watchman III for a period of not less than one (1) year
  • Minimum entry age should be 25 years and above or should have in any of the armed forces and should be over 40 years.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To enforce various by laws and other relevant acts as directed by their superiors
  • To maintain self discipline as maintained in the code regulations
  • To perform other relevant duties of a watchman as may be directed by senior officers from time to time.

Entry Point Salary Scale 18:£6603 x £288- £12303 P.A


Interested and qualified candidate should send letters of application, C.V accompanied with copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials with your telephone contacts. 


Candidates from County Council of Nyambene will have an added advantage.

Applications should be in an envelope that clearly indicates the post applied for and sent to the addresses below to reach on or before 18/10/2012 at 2.00pm

The County Clerk,
County Council of Nyambene,
P.O. Box 28 Maua or

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The United States International University is the leading international university in East and Central Africa catering to over 5000 students representing 58 nationalities and with a global network of over 10000 alumni. 


USIU is committed to providing a quality, international education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU is seeking to recruit three (3) qualified candidates for the positions of Liaison Librarian,Library Assistant and Career and Placement Services Coordinator.

Liaison Librarian

Job Purpose:

Serves as primary contact person between subject area(s) and users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and promote print and digital collections in specific subject areas to support research by formulating policies;
  • Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction (e.g. information literacy) for library users through a variety of methods;
  • Develop and maintain communication links with faculty departments to ensure library and information needs are understood and met;
  • Educate and inform faculty, graduate and post-graduate students and the university on issues of scholarly communication;
  • Promote use of subject-specific information resources and services to meet user needs and expectations, utilizing new technologies and information tools;
  • Create learning materials;
  • Work with Technical Services staff to ensure accurate and easy access to scholarly resources;
  • Prepare performance reports for decision-making; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • Graduate degree in Library and Information Sciences

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Administrative/organizational skills


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience


  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment
  • Good research skills
  • Research and publication
  • Computer Literate

Library Assistant

Job Purpose:

Provides library technical support services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist students, faculty and staff in location of print and non-print resources
  • Check books and materials in and out to students, faculty and staff using the computerized circulation system.
  • Maintain records of overdue, lost books, and fines
  • Direct work study students in assigned duties.
  • Assist with LMS inventory procedures.
  • Conduct library orientations
  • Monitor users’ needs of the library.
  • Assist in the training users  in the use of the online catalog and databases
  • Inspects returned books for damage and  verifies due-date
  • Physical processing of course text materials (stamping, spine marking, fixing due date slips)
  • Un-pack books and other materials
  • Stamp books and periodicals
  • Fix security tags into books, periodicals and non-book materials
  • Fix date-due and spine labels
  • Barcode books and periodicals
  • Deliver and retrieve library materials as and when required
  • Endorse supplier and invoice details into books.
  • Participate in stock taking, weeding and used book sales; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies.


  • Two years of experience working in a similar position in a library


  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work well within a team and use initiative when required

Career and Placement Services Coordinator

Reporting directly to the Head of Counseling, the Career and Placement Services Coordinator will develop and supervise career, recruitment and placement services for students and alumni.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with employers and recruiters.
  • Organize employment recruitment drives
  • Organize annual career fairs  and
  • Develop, implement and/or maintain mentorship, career and job placement programs for students and alumni.
  • Develop and oversee career services resource library.
  • Develop and conduct educational programming, workshops and seminars, including but not limited to, resume and cover letter workshops, career options programming, networking receptions and mock interviews.
  • Perform career development and job search counseling for students and alumni.
  • Develop and maintain databases of student and employer information
  • Develop and revise career and placement services newsletter, publications and policies.
  • Develop and manage the departmental budget.
  • Prepare statistical and other reports
  • Protect the confidentiality of client information.
  • Supervise career and placement services staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration with preference in Human Resource Development and /or Counseling Psychology

Skills Required

  • Excellent administrative and supervisory skills
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages


  • 5 years’ experience in Career Counseling or in similar positions


  • Able to administer and interpret career assessment tests
  • Organizational ability

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please send your letter of application and attach all the necessary supporting documentation, salary expectations  and names of 3 referees, so as to reach the undersigned not later than  Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, 

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: or

USIU is an equal opportunity employer

UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Job Advertisement

Vacancy Announcement No. VA-049/20122

Post Title: National Programme Officer (Voucher) 


Post Grade: NOB

Duty Station: Nairobi  


Contract type: Fixed Term 


Closing Date: 10.10.2012

Organizational background

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, while also supporting humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan nationals only. 


Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of Head of the Cooperating Partners (CP) Coordination and Support Unit, within the delegated authority the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:-

  • Develop and sustain liaison with WFP Somalia partners and manage information database;
  • Manage partnership proposals, review and ensure accuracy of the documents submitted;
  • Manage Project Review Committee(PRC) process and preparation of Field Level Agreements(FLA);
  • Update Cooperating Partners (CP) profiling, capacity assessment and evaluation;
  • Design and maintain CP Invoice Processing database;
  • Oversee CP reports collection, entry, analysis and reporting;
  • Manage CP records ensuring screening against corporate risk management tools;
  • Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely, analytical and critical reports;
  • Supervise other programme staff; provide training and technical guidance in their work;
  • Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimal Qualifications:

Education: University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or a relevant field relevant to Development Assistance.

Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in Commerce, Development Administration or Food Aid Support.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Somali speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge: Training and/or Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet or other standard WFP software packages and systems.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link to be sent by e-mail to

Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location of preference;

Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted;

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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