We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division. 

 

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

Manager - Wholesale Reporting and Special Projects
 

Ref: FIN – MWRSP– OCTOBER- 2012

Reporting to the Senior Manager- International Carrier & Wholesale Relation; the successful candidate will be responsible for  analysing all the wholesale streams activities and provide relevant reporting and business modelling for the section to ensure projects are well justified and enhance performance monitoring, reporting and fulfilment of the planned targets and activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Business cases for all wholesale reviews or Projects to aid in informed decision making;
  • Carry out interconnect rates and margin analysis of the various interconnection partners and undertake negotiations for termination rates with these partners to ensure acceptable margins;
  • Manage the wholesale special projects ensuring that all the responsible parties perform their tasks and report progress and escalate any bottlenecks for further action;
  • Participate in company projects and cost saving initiatives in relation to wholesale or where wholesale forms a key input;
  • Analyse the performance of all the wholesale activities in line with the set targets and generate weekly or monthly performance report; Gauge performance against set targets; specifically against wholesale targets;
  • Monitor the costs and margins for the entire wholesale streams and escalate adverse trends that requiring urgent remedial action;
  • Participate in the setting of financial targets and re-forecast for the respective financial year cycles;
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure submitted plans are in line with the agreed forecast;
  • Coordinate with the relevant parties to ensure that the wholesale revenues are reported correctly and that the source data is synchronised and harmonised to ensure correct capturing of the revenues and costs;
  • Develop and maintain all wholesale quality monitoring and tracking dashboard to ensure that this enhances wholesale impacts on CDI and works out with PMO office wholesale deliverable or responsibilities to enhance the CDI.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or Business or Economics or related degree from a recognized University;
  • 4-5 years experience in analysis using key tools such as excel spread sheet, report preparation, costing, and  planning;
  • Experience in telecommunications industry and sound knowledge of International Telecommunications  Services is a mandatory requirement;
  • Knowledge of interconnection and roaming will be an added advantage;
  • Computer proficiency -Ms Word, Excel, Power-point, Access, and MS project is a mandatory requirement.
  • High resilience and have impeccable character with good communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Have a positive approach to ensuring complete customer satisfaction;
  • Highly innovative, with excellent analytical skills and ability to meet stringent deadlines.

If you meet the requirements and are self driven, proactive, highly innovative and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below. All applications must be delivered on or before Wednesday, 17th October 2012.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited.
 

Via email to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

Numerical Machining Complex Ltd (NMC) is an Engineering Firm incorporated under the Companies Act as a Limited Liability Company established in 1994 by the Kenya Government. 

 

The Company aims at becoming the regional market leader in steel production, and manufacture of high quality machinery, machine tools and components through employing appropriate state of the art technology and highly skilled manpower.


The Company’s Head Quarters is located in the industrial area, Nairobi and now seeks to appoint suitable candidates for the following positions.

A: REF. NMC/MD/2012- Managing Director


The appointed Managing Director will be a dynamic, visionary and result oriented person of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism with the overall mandate of managing strong commercial and administrative functions of the Company.


Duties and Responsibilities


Reporting to the Board of Directors and being the Chief Executive of the Company, the Managing Director will have the following duties and responsibilities;

  • Accountable for the overall performance of the company and for the day-to-day running and management of the company’s business;
  • Steer the Company to higher business growth and profitability;
  • Develop and present the strategic and annual business plans;
  • Implementing the Board’s policy decisions in a result oriented and timely manner to achieve the company’s vision, mission, goals, objectives and agreed performance targets;
  • Formulate and implement best practice management principles and effective communication between Management and the Board of Directors as well as between different levels of management of the Company so as to promote ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
  • Provide innovative and creative leadership;
  • Play a key role in the facilitation and maintenance of linkages with government and regulatory agencies;
  • Staff motivation and development to ensure retention of highly motivated and committed human capital;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Requirements

 
Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, science, business or any other related degree from a recognized University;
  • At least ten (10) years of proven experience in manufacturing or related fields at senior management level;
  • Demonstrated experience in change management and innovation;
  • A proven track record of high integrity and ethical practice with experience in human resource management, networking and resource mobilization;
  • Skills and experience in strategic thinking, planning and management as well as team player with excellent managerial, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Good communicator with good report writing skills, interpretation and understanding of financial issues, legal documents, customer needs and negotiation skills;
  • Familiarity with the government financial operations and the country’s development plans particularly Kenya Vision 2030 and
  • Membership to a professional body

Candidates with high level management training, Masters Degree in Strategic Management, Finance, Economics, or a related field from a recognized university will have an added advantage. 

 

In addition, applicants must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


Terms & Conditions of Service


An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the right candidate. 

 

The position is on a three (3) year renewable contract based on performance appraisal by the Board of Directors in accordance with Government’s Guidelines for appointment of CEOs of State Corporations.


B: REF. NMC/FM/2012- Finance Manager


Reports to: Managing Director
Responsible for administration of the company’s accounting, financial, planning and tax functions.


Key Tasks

Duties responsibilities will entail:

  • Supervising Finance and Accounts functions
  • Developing and implementing effective financial management systems and procedures
  • Report on the Company’s performance and prepare quarterly financial reports covering areas such as operational effectiveness, budget trends and variances as well as cost control initiatives for the Managing Director and the Board of Directors.
  • Preparation of the Company’s budget estimates
  • Preparing financial reports, statements and accounting records.
  • Maintaining and updating records on the Company’s assets and liabilities
  • Coordinating the preparation of tax returns and compliance with other statutory obligations
  • Interpreting and implementing Government policies relating to the financial management of the Company
  • Preparing and presenting proposed budgets to the finance committee for Treasury approval
  • Preparing statutory financial reports including that appropriation accounts.

Qualifications and Key Competencies


For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have served in senior management for at least five (5) years in the area of accounting.
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:
  • Commerce, Economics, Accounting, Finance from a recognized institution.
  • A Masters degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Have a professional qualification such as CPA(K),ACCA.
  • Be a member of a professional accounting body.
  • Have proven leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

C: REF. NMC/AM/2012- Head of Internal Audit


Reporting to: The Managing Director


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing the Company’s Internal Audit Unit.
  • Examining and inspecting activity records, accounting systems and procedures to determine their efficiency.
  • Ensuring the Company’s policies are complied with.
  • Providing leadership in the conducting of special audits.
  • Evaluating progress and status of steps taken to address any current and past recommendations by external Auditors.
  • Participating and guiding the various internal audit committees.
  • Advising the management on risk management.

Qualifications and Key Competencies


For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Strong analytical, written, oral communications, strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Have served for at least eight (8) years in senior management position in auditing or accounting.
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:
  • Commerce, Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution.
  • A Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or
  • Commerce will be an added advantage
  • Have a professional qualification such as CPA(K),ACCA
  • Be a member of a professional auditing or accounting body
  • Have proven leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

D:REF. NMC/SM/2012-Head Of Sales & Marketing


Reporting to: The Managing Director


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement sales and marketing plans and strategies for local and export markets;
  • Ensure high levels of company visibility in the market;
  • Set targets and sales forecasts and ensure they are achieved;
  • Device and support the company’s distribution strategies;
  • Establish and maintain good corporate relations and implement a customer care management program;
  • Steer market research, intelligence and conceptualize new products for the market;
  • Ensure brand profitability through correct pricing policies and product costing.

Qualifications and key competencies

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Business related field.
  • Professional qualifications from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
  • Demonstrate excellent people management skills.
  • At least eight (8) years relevant experience in Sales and Marketing, 3 of which must be in a Brand Manager position and 4 in a senior position in Sales and Marketing in the manufacturing industry.
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution; and
  • Be a citizen of Kenya

E:REF. NMC/AP/2012- Head Of Procurement


Reporting to: The Managing Director


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall Planning and Coordination of Procurement Departmental functions by delivering, storage and ensuring timely distribution of goods and services to user departments.
  • Advice Management and the Board on procurement and stores policy formulation and reviews.
  • Implementing procurement policies and procedures for effective management of procurement services in the organization.
  • Providing Technical support on matters relating to procurement in accordance with statutory requirements and procedures.
  • Developing strategies to improve Supplier performance and continuous appraisal
  • Ensuring goods and services are ordered as per the required specifications and within the acceptable lead – time.
  • Integrate market trends and changes in procurement regulations in procurement processes and advising management accordingly.
  • Conduct periodic market surveys to aid development of an effective procurement function.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement statutory regulations.

Qualifications and key competencies

  • Degree in business or related field with at least five years relevant work experience which must have been gained at managerial level in a large and busy industrial or manufacturing concern.
  • In – depth understanding of Public Procurement Procedures and regulations 2006 as contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and international tendering/supplies management practice.
  • Post graduate diploma in purchasing and supplies.
  • Have professional membership with institution such as CIPS or KISM.
  • Have proven leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.

Applicants should submit detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and telephone and email contacts of three referees to the address below quoting the Reference number so as to reach him on or before 22ndOctober, 2012.


The Chairman Board of Directors
Numerical Machining Complex Ltd
Workshop Road
P.O. Box 70660 - 00400
Nairobi – Kenya.


Numerical Machining Complex is an equal opportunity employer.

Experienced Sales and Marketing Executive with a driving licence to market horticulture products. Good salary plus commission offered.


Required an experienced Animal Health Assistant specialized in rearing chicken broilers and layers urgently.


Required an Accounts Clerk with CPA, computer literate with minimum 3 years experience.

Applications to be sent to the address below on or before 19th
October 2012
DN/A 1390
P. O. Box 49010, 00100
Nairobi

Interactive Media Developer 
 

Employment Type: Full-Time

Summary:    

 

We’re looking for a talented Interactive Media Developer who can help us build a set of next-generation web services that will enable us to reliably interface with a multitude of mobile devices and scale the system quickly.
 

Description:    

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for a broad array of individual services, with responsibilities that include the following:

  • Design templates, stylesheets, and XML components
  • Build semantic markup that is extensible and maintainable
  • Help conduct UX research to hone product performance as seen through the lens of its users
  • Work in a nimble, cross-language environment that uses cutting-edge tools to bring the product vision to life.
  • Manage the lifecycle of the components for which you’re responsible in a test-driven environment
  • Design and build rich web applications for the desktop and for mobile devices
  • Troubleshoot and quickly resolve system, network, and application problems as necessary

Requirements:    

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering and computer science
  • Demonstrated skill in making JavaScript do all the things it wasn’t designed to do
  • Experience with modern web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JS, SVG, OpenGL ES, etc.
  • Comfortable working in a broad array of languages, including Python, Java and Scala
  • Deep familiarity with the components of cloud-based services, including caching, database architecture, API design, queueing services, etc.
  • Very strong experience with back-end technologies: for fun, you design scalable horizontal data partitioning methods in both Scala and Erlang, just to see which yields a more robust application
  • Good graphic design, typography, and information design skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Effective communication and documentation skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity; the ability to start with a blank slate and create something stunning from scratch
  • Humility and a genuinely collaborative attitude, receptivity to feedback and enthusiasm for an iterative design process that incorporates multiple points of view
  • Relentless pursuit of perfection

Applicants should submit examples of prior work, preferably by pointing us to available applications or URLs that we can review, and a resumé (PDF)to idea.hutch@yahoo.com
 

We have open positions for entry-level individuals with limited experience, but a clear knack for web/mobile development. 

 

We also have positions for more experienced developers.

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament to sustainably manage and conserve all types of forests.


The Service seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

1. Job Title: Chief Officer Survey and Mapping


- 1 Post


REF: KFS FCM/SURMAP/01/12
Reporting To: Deputy Director, Forest Conservation and Management


The position holder will work to establish forest boundaries and maintain spatial data records on all forests in Kenya.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing, coordinating and implementing survey and mapping programmes and policies.
  • Coordinating surveys, boundary demarcations and mapping of forest reserves and ensuring that all boundary records for the Forest Reserves are held in safe custody.
  • Provision of expert witness on litigation matters concerning boundary disputes.
  • Overseeing compilation of documents leading to the drawing up of boundary plans, titles, leases and sub-leases issued to Kenya Forest Service.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Key Competencies:


Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Surveying and Photogrammetry or an undergraduate degree in Geospatial and Geomatics Engineering or equivalent qualification from an accredited institution.
  • Be a registered full member of the Institution of surveyors of Kenya.
  • Be a licensed land surveyor by the Kenya Land Surveyors Board.
  • Five (5) years progressive work experience in a senior level three (3) of which should be in an appropriate environment and institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in GIS or geo-informatics
  • Practical knowledge in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

2) Job Title: Remote Sensing Officer 

 

- 1 Post
REF KFS KFS CS/RSO/01/12


Reporting To: Head of Forest Planning & Information Systems


The Kenyan Forest Service has set out to develop institutional capacity for central GIS and remote sensing hub to support the sustainable management of forest through modern technology.


This will require remotely sensed data in a distributed GIS system to allow field staff to undertake forest resources assessment


Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and management of forest cover monitoring system
  • Setting of standards for collection, input and storage of remotely sensed data for detecting forest cover changes and forest health arising from deforestation, forest degradation and enhanced forest conservation programmes
  • Coordinate gathering, analysis and modeling of remotely sensed forest data
  • Produce periodical updates of forest cover and forest cover change (change detection)
  • Assist in building the required capacity for conducting forest resource assessment through remote sensing technology and maintain forest resource database.
  • Advising the Service on changes in forest cover.
  • Liaising with other stakeholders in the field of remote sensing.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Key Competencies

  • Master of Science degree in either Geo-Informatics, or Remote Sensing from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate degree in Surveying and Photogrammetry/Remote sensing from an accredited university is a must,
  • A minimum of five years of working experience in application of remote sensing technology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in the field of forest resources assessment or (Natural Resources Management) in a large reputable organisation,
  • Practical experience in use of Remote Sensing software applications in natural resource assessment and/or monitoring is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and related technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
  • Ability to collect, analyze and appropriately display remotely sensed data;
  • Proficiency with various computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office, computer assisted drawing (CAD), ILWIS, ERDAS, IDRISI;
  • Ability to explain complicated technical concepts in a clear, correct and concise manner to non-technical users;
  • Ability to freely share information with others and collaborate within a high-performance multi-disciplinary team

3) Job Title: Geo-Data Base Administrator


- 1 Post


REF KFS: KFS CS/GDBM/01/12


Reporting To: Head Of Forest Planning & Information Systems


The Kenyan Forest Service has set out to develop institutional capacity for a central Geo-Database to support the sustainable management of forest through modern information management.


This will require a robust server based Geo-Database to support forest resource data archive, analysis and sharing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of databases
  • Harmonization of all forest resources databases
  • Setting of standards for resource geo-data storage and management
  • Management and Administration of database(s) within KFS
  • Manage data import / export and ensure data integrity / data quality
  • Produce data reports and data mining queries
  • Implement approved data sharing and security arrangements
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that application systems can be effectively developed and implemented.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Key Competencies


The candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Postgraduate training with Masters degree in Geo-spatial Information Systems or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Bachelors Degree in geo-informatics or computer technology from an accredited university is a must
  • Experience with Linux Server Operating System
  • Basic understanding of Relational Data Base Management Systems ( RDBMS);
  • Three years experience in geo-database design, implementation, management and maintenance
  • Experience with Oracle and/or PostgreSQL
  • Experience in web mapping
  • At least three years of work experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to freely share information with others and collaborate within a high-performance multi-disciplinary team

Terms Of Engagement


These are permanent & pensionable positions in the Kenya Forest Service.


Application Procedure


Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before 25th October, 2012.


The Deputy Director: Human Resource and Administration
Kenya Forest Service
P.O. Box 30513-00100
Nairobi.


The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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