Post - Doctoral Fellow Soil Scientist
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Employer: World Agroforestry Centre

About this position

If you can contribute to ICRAF’s research on soil spectral methods, especially to further develop experimental and data analytical and interpretation methods that lead to new products, which provide actionable knowledge and evidenced-based policy for sustainable soil management, then you are the person we are looking for.

For over a decade ICRAF has been working on soil infrared spectral methods for rapid prediction of soil functional properties. 

 

These methods are now being widely applied in land health surveillance schemes that employ a standardized protocol for landscape level measurement and mapping of soil conditions. 

 

The framework is being applied throughout sub-Saharan Africa under the Africa Soil Information Service (www.africasoils.net) as well as in an increasing number of land management projects. 

 

ICRAF has recently extended these techniques to include laser and x-ray methods under its new Soil-Plant Spectral Diagnostics Laboratory, and is supporting a network of infrared spectroscopy labs across Africa.

 You will contribute to our work in the following ways:

  • Maintain and further develop ICRAF’s soil infrared spectral calibration models and web-based prediction server.
  • Coordinate ICRAF’s growing network of soil infrared spectrometers, including sample exchange, spectral calibration transfer models and training.
  • Lead research on new infrared-based methods and instruments, including field applications.
  • Research combinations of infrared, laser and x-ray based spectroscopy for rapid prediction of soil functional properties.
  • Test new data mining algorithms for spectral prediction of soil and plant properties.
  • Further develop spectral interpretation and automated reporting systems with other stakeholders.
  • Develop spectrally-based soil testing services for smallholder farmers in partnership with the private sector.
  • Publish results in journal articles, assessment reports and web-based forms.
  • Participate in preparation of funding proposals to support the above areas of research.

The successful applicant will have:                                   

  • A PhD in soil science, ecology, natural resource management or related fields.
  • PhD-level experience in soil-plant spectral or related methods.
  • Experience in database management and multivariate statistical analysis methods.
  • Submitted or published journal articles.
  • Teaching/training experience.
  • Sound knowledge of tropical soil science and land management.
  • Good knowledge of modern soil analytical techniques including proximal (spectral) soil sensing methods. Working knowledge of infrared spectroscopy is highly desirable.
  • Innovative skills in solving technical problems.
  • Strong statistical analytical skills in multivariate analysis of soil/ecological data.
  • Leadership, management and communication skills in multicultural settings.
  • Knowledge of R and/or Bayesian statistical modelling will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in tropical developing countries will be desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, and knowledge of another language commonly used in Africa, Asia or Latin America will be an added advantage.

Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

 

This position is remunerated on international terms. 

 

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a nine (9) month probation period. 

 

The recommended duty station for the position is at the World Agroforestry Headquarters in Nairobi or any preferred station where ICRAF has presence.

How to apply

 Prepare:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position, and your salary expectations.
  • Detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone numbers and email addresses, and fax details if available.

Address these to:

The Human Resources Unit,
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF),
PO Box 30677 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
 

or send via email to: icrafhru@cgiar.org.

Indicate “Application for Post-doctoral Fellow- Soil Scientist” on the application letter. Applications will be considered until 30 October 2012 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. 

 

To learn more about us, visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 

 

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Consumer Sales Department within the Consumer Business Unit. 

 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Key Account Manager

 
Ref:
CBU_KAM_2012_Sept.

Reporting to the Senior Manager-National Dealer & Key Accounts, the position holder will develop, retain and achieve maximum sales volumes for single point of entry and other channels. 

This role is tasked with the acquisition, growth, profitability and retention of direct sales channels. 

 

They will also create and sustain premium branding and merchandising standards for the channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquisition of new key accounts and other non-traditional retail outlets to sell Safaricom products and services
  • Achievement of sales targets in terms of airtime sales, data and devices revenue generated  the channels
  • Grow and retain Key Accounts channel portfolio through implementation of Channel Growth and Development programmes
  • Manage the formulation and implementation of marketing plans per channel
  • Effectively manage the overall operations of newly acquired channel accounts and ensure compliance to channel contractual agreement requirements
  • Lead the implementation of an effective merchandising plan for the assigned retail channels
  • Conduct regular business reviews and progress evaluation with each client/channel
  • Develop and manage implementation of effective promotional activities within the sales channel

Role requirements:

  • A degree in Business Administration/Bachelor of commerce or related field
  • Must have 5years experience working in Sales, FMCG
  • Experience in channel management, Relationship Management and Account development
  • Strong thinker with a strong business and commercial sense
  • Team player with pleasant outgoing personality & resilience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, confident, energetic & with ability to work under pressure
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Must demonstrate sales planning, forecasting and sales execution experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a positive attitude
  • Should be Proactive, confident, and energetic

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below. 

 

The deadline for application is Tuesday the 9th October 2012.
 

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
 

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke

Room to be Yourself
 

At Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts
 

Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal

Jon loves travelling. He doesn’t bring his suitcase and camera to work, but he does bring his unique charm and passion for sharing personal experiences to everything he does.
 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® look for people like Jon: charming, confident, sophisticated and internationally-minded people who do all they can to exceed guest expectations.

The Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal is located in Saudi Arabia and now have a range of different opportunities for you:
 

Western Cold Kitchen

  • Kitchen Stewards (4)
  • Commis 1 (1)
  • Demi Chef De Partie (1)

Western  Hot Kitchen

  • Demi Chef De Partie (1)

F & B Service

  • Captain (3)
  • Waiter (8)

Front Office

  • Bell Boys

In return, Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal will give you a competitive salary, return air tickets, accommodation, meals and medical insurance plus opportunities to learn new skills and grow your career. 

 

You’ll join a team passionate about delivering memorable experiences that make our guests feel special, making Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal a great place to work. 

 

Most importantly, we’ll give you Room to be yourself.

If this sounds like the perfect move for you kindly send your Soft copy C.V to caroline.karanja@ihg.com on or before 8th October 2012.

 

Get in touch and tell us how you could bring your passion and your individual skills to IHG.

Come join our team!

Kenya Program Director
 

Role Description
 

The organisation seeks a dynamic, strategic leader for the position of Program Director a Program in Kenya.
 

The Kenya Program Director will lead the Kenya program team to support the government in developing and bringing to fruition the national program. 

 

The Program Director will guide the Kenya team’s work with policymakers from Kenya’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, experts at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, district-level government officials, and partner organizations.
 

The Program Director will have an unfailing commitment to ensuring that the organisation provides the technical assistance and support necessary for the accomplishment of program goals, and ultimate responsibility for the organization’s role in all activities necessary to reach the intended scale.

 

This position requires significant leadership experience, cross-cultural awareness, strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and excellent communication and organizational skills.
 

Specific Responsibilities
 

Strategic Management

  • Participate in high-level strategic discussions surrounding school health, working with national officials, and deworming in a global context
  • Think critically about program costs, resource management, and personnel management to improve program efficiency and adapt program to new contexts over time

Relationship and Policy Management

  • Act as the primary face of the organisation in Kenya, ensuring that the organisation is regarded as a reliable partner and team player.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with high- and mid-level personnel from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and other key stakeholders including high-influence policymakers, NGO’s, funders, and other international actors.
  • Communicate with policy and technical staff to ensure that the program is consistent with changes in the Kenyan policy environment and with other stakeholders.

Program Management

  • Support the design and implementation of the national program, collaborating with Kenyan government officials and other external stakeholders, to provide high quality and responsive technical support for program success.
  • Manage key elements of the national program such as training, drug supply and monitoring and evaluation, and ensure all resources, personnel, and information are coordinated, established, and executed.
  • Lead the Kenya team, comprised of policy, technical and operational staff, toward concrete deliverables amongst time pressures and capacity constraints while optimizing implementation and creating effective and positive team dynamics.
  • Collaborate with the organisation global team members to share information, including adopting good practice from other programs and disseminating the outcomes of the Kenya program for continual learning.

Monitoring and Evaluation Management

  • Oversee the utilization of existing program data and creation of implementation systems with an eye toward clear data collection, research-based program implementation, and program improvement.

Operations and Administration

  • Be actively involved with the country office staff in personnel and program management including maintenance of basic HR records, financial management, and programmatic review.
  • Responsible for recruitment of Kenya team personnel as needed.
  • Ensure Kenya team maintains reliable systems of organization and communication.

Qualifications
 

Education
 

Bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, public policy, health, or relevant social sciences; master’s degree or higher preferred.
 

Experience

  • At least 8-10 years of experience working in a Project/Program Management or similar role in a public, nonprofit or private sector office
  • Experience in implementation of large scale public health and/or education sector programs desired, school-based health preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience engaging with Kenyan government programs and/or policy in some professional capacity, preferably in issues surrounding health or education
  • Computer skills necessary include: thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet/Email
  • Experience working on large scale distribution of goods and services in any sector desirable

Knowledge and Skills

  • Leadership ability; strong critical thinking and judgment skills
  • Clear understanding of the Kenyan working environment (culture, people, geography, etc.), ability to leverage that knowledge to help the team make good decisions about operations and program management
  • High level of attention to detail and proven organization skills
  • Effective communication, verbal and writing skills
  • Familiarity with major actors in global public health and education, particularly school-based health preferred
  • At least basic knowledge of strategies for addressing neglected tropical diseases
  • Fluent in English and Swahili

Desirable Characteristics

  • Mature and professional composure
  • Natural and comfortable leadership
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast-evolving systems and procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results-oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety

To Apply
 

Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: email address: therecexpert@gmail.com. 

 

Candidates earning more than KES 350,000 need not apply. 

 

Applications should be received by 16th October 2012. 

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

Kenya Program Director
 

Role Description
 

The organisation seeks a dynamic, strategic leader for the position of Program Director a Program in Kenya.
 

The Kenya Program Director will lead the Kenya program team to support the government in developing and bringing to fruition the national program. 

 

The Program Director will guide the Kenya team’s work with policymakers from Kenya’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, experts at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, district-level government officials, and partner organizations.
 

The Program Director will have an unfailing commitment to ensuring that the organisation provides the technical assistance and support necessary for the accomplishment of program goals, and ultimate responsibility for the organization’s role in all activities necessary to reach the intended scale.

 

This position requires significant leadership experience, cross-cultural awareness, strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and excellent communication and organizational skills.
 

Specific Responsibilities
 

Strategic Management

  • Participate in high-level strategic discussions surrounding school health, working with national officials, and deworming in a global context
  • Think critically about program costs, resource management, and personnel management to improve program efficiency and adapt program to new contexts over time

Relationship and Policy Management

  • Act as the primary face of the organisation in Kenya, ensuring that the organisation is regarded as a reliable partner and team player.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with high- and mid-level personnel from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and other key stakeholders including high-influence policymakers, NGO’s, funders, and other international actors.
  • Communicate with policy and technical staff to ensure that the program is consistent with changes in the Kenyan policy environment and with other stakeholders.

Program Management

  • Support the design and implementation of the national program, collaborating with Kenyan government officials and other external stakeholders, to provide high quality and responsive technical support for program success.
  • Manage key elements of the national program such as training, drug supply and monitoring and evaluation, and ensure all resources, personnel, and information are coordinated, established, and executed.
  • Lead the Kenya team, comprised of policy, technical and operational staff, toward concrete deliverables amongst time pressures and capacity constraints while optimizing implementation and creating effective and positive team dynamics.
  • Collaborate with the organisation global team members to share information, including adopting good practice from other programs and disseminating the outcomes of the Kenya program for continual learning.

Monitoring and Evaluation Management

  • Oversee the utilization of existing program data and creation of implementation systems with an eye toward clear data collection, research-based program implementation, and program improvement.

Operations and Administration

  • Be actively involved with the country office staff in personnel and program management including maintenance of basic HR records, financial management, and programmatic review.
  • Responsible for recruitment of Kenya team personnel as needed.
  • Ensure Kenya team maintains reliable systems of organization and communication.

Qualifications
 

Education
 

Bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, public policy, health, or relevant social sciences; master’s degree or higher preferred.
 

Experience

  • At least 8-10 years of experience working in a Project/Program Management or similar role in a public, nonprofit or private sector office
  • Experience in implementation of large scale public health and/or education sector programs desired, school-based health preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience engaging with Kenyan government programs and/or policy in some professional capacity, preferably in issues surrounding health or education
  • Computer skills necessary include: thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet/Email
  • Experience working on large scale distribution of goods and services in any sector desirable

Knowledge and Skills

  • Leadership ability; strong critical thinking and judgment skills
  • Clear understanding of the Kenyan working environment (culture, people, geography, etc.), ability to leverage that knowledge to help the team make good decisions about operations and program management
  • High level of attention to detail and proven organization skills
  • Effective communication, verbal and writing skills
  • Familiarity with major actors in global public health and education, particularly school-based health preferred
  • At least basic knowledge of strategies for addressing neglected tropical diseases
  • Fluent in English and Swahili

Desirable Characteristics

  • Mature and professional composure
  • Natural and comfortable leadership
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast-evolving systems and procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results-oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety

To Apply
 

Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: email address: therecexpert@gmail.com. 

 

Candidates earning more than KES 350,000 need not apply. 

 

Applications should be received by 16th October 2012. 

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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