Senior Service Desk Analyst

JOB REF HR-SSDA-11-12

Nation Media Group, the leading Multi Media house in East and Central Africa is searching for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Senior Service Desk Analyst in the IT Department. 

We invite candidates who are innovative, performance driven and possess excellent transferrable skills with good track record of achievement in past roles.

The Senior Service Desk Analyst (SSDA) will work with a team of analysts to provide first and second level technical support services to our internal customers. He/She will report to the IT Service Desk Supervisor.

Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Provide first and second level technical incident and problem management support services to end users in local and regional offices;
  • Support and Administration of existing Back-Office Server Applications (i.e. Active Directory, Exchange, Windows 2008/2003 Servers, SharePoint, SQL etc.);
  • Participate in IT related projects as assigned by management;
  • Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Install, configure, maintain and support Software, Computers, Mobile devices etc;
  • Escalate problems as appropriate to our external service support providers in order to ensure consistent timely resolution;
  • To enforce, maintain, support and administer the existing IT security systems, services and policies.
Technical Skills
  • Degree in Information Technology or equivalent;
  • 3 - 4 years prior technical end user support experience;
  • ICDL or MOUS and A+ or N+ certification or equivalent;
  • MCSE or MCITP Certified;
  • ITIL v3 Certified.
Personal Effectiveness
  • Strong interpersonal customer service skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work during odd hours.
Broadcast IT Systems Engineer

JOB REF HR-BITSE-11-12

Nation Media Group, the leading Multi Media house in East and Central Africa is searching for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Broadcast IT Systems Engineer in the IT Department. 

We invite candidates who are innovative, performance driven and possess excellent transferrable skills with good track record of achievement in past roles.

The Broadcast IT Systems Engineer will work with a team of support engineers to provide first and second level technical support services to our internal customers. 

The position reports to the Service Desk Supervisor.

Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Maintaining specialist systems and equipment for audio and video production, broadcast satellite transmission and interactive media;
  • Installing and testing new facilities and equipment;
  • Setting up and operating editing facilities in post-production suites;
  • Analysing and rectifying technical faults on equipment and systems;
  • Minimising loss of service at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision;
  • Keeping abreast of constant changes in technology by investigating new systems, techniques and equipment
  • Maintaining hardware, software and other broadcast technology systems;
  • Interpreting and implementing instructions and requests from Producers, Directors and other colleagues;
  • Communicating effectively with members of one’s own and other teams and project members;
  • Keeping up to date with the industry by building and maintaining a network of contacts.
Job Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in Information Technology or Electrical or Electronic Engineering;
  • Two years’ experience in a broadcast environment;
  • Knowledge of broadcast systems such as, VizRT, Final Cut Pro, RCS and Adobe Premier will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and listening skills;
  • The ability to work “On-Call” shifts plus night and weekends when needed;
  • MCP, MCITP or CCNA Certifications will be an added advantage.
Business Manager

Job Ref – HR-BM-11-12

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, electronics and digital media. 

It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and seeks to consolidate this position by recruiting a Business Manager within its Advertising Department.

The Role:

The Business Manager will report to the Commercial Manager - Advertising. He/she will be charged with the responsibility of planning, controlling and supervising the work of Business Executives to generate and meet agreed individual and team’s volume against set advertising sales annual revenue targets.

Key result areas will include:
  • Planning, coordinating and managing a team of Business Executives who are expected to deliver agreed sales volumes and revenue;
  • Motivating the sales team to deliver departmental objectives;
  • Maintaining good client service and relations;
  • Developing and implementing sales strategies and campaigns; and
  • Maintaining and fostering business relationships with all clients of the company.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • Basic University Degree;
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing;
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in a sales and marketing environment;
  • Leadership and people management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills; and
The positions offer excellent career growth opportunities and competitive remuneration packages. 

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 21st November 2012.

N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

N/B: We shall only contact the shortlisted candidates.

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a church based hospital established in 1915.  Having a bed capacity of 260 beds, we seek to provide excellent compassionate health care, education and spiritual ministry in the name of Jesus Christ summed up with the motto "Health Care to God’s glory!”
 
Located 65 km from Nairobi, we serve a varied range of clientele from all over Kenya and neighboring countries setting ourselves as a regional beacon of hope. 

As a service organization, we recognize that a team of people with great character, compassion and skills are Kijabe Hospital’s most valuable resource.

AIC Kijabe Hospital invites application from competent and qualified Christians for the following positions.

Post Graduate Internship in Community Health: Newborn Community Health Project-One Year
 
The Post Graduate Internship in Community Health: Newborn Community Health Project will be responsible for approximately 35% of time will be spent in program planning, developing or adapting interventions, and delivery; 20% in monitoring and evaluation; 35% research related activities; 10% in resource mobilization and proposal development.
 
Applicants must have a Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Community Health, Public Health, Epidemiology or other related area. Advanced degrees and previous research experience a plus.

To view detailed positions descriptions and to apply, please visit www.kijabehospital.or.ke careers page or send your CV to recruit.kh@kijabe.net.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Secure the Future Director- East Africa Region Office

Closing date:  16 Nov 2012

World Vision


Use your experience in humanitarian development work, funding acquisitions and grant management to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Secure the Future Director will lead the East Africa Secure the Future (STF) work at the regional level; positioning STF internally and externally; consolidating and improving the STF framework and road map; ensuring connection, understanding and engagement around STF with regional donors, as well as senior levels within all key Support Offices. 

You will lead the relationships with National Offices in terms of STF implementation, provide support, coordinate and share emerging best practices.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our values and ethos. 

You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead Secure the Future work at the regional level and be the key contact on STF matters.
  • Develop monthly updates with National Offices (NOs), and monthly update calls with Support Offices (SOs) to monitor and ensure progress.
  • Provide NOs with promising practices and experience of other NOs in the development of STF
  • Work with the Regional Leader, Senior Director of Operations to arrange meeting with the stakeholders of STF at a regional level, including NGOs (Oxfam, Save, others) and UN (WFP, FAO etc) to build and maintain momentum on the STF agenda.
  • Maintain the STF resilience framework, and update as necessary based on evolving thinking and learning. Ensure the framework is disseminated and understood by all key stakeholders.
Required Skills Include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development or any related field. Master’s Degree in Development, Social Science, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector
  • Proven experience in development work with a thorough understanding of sustainable development and sectoral interventions
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred
  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally

Will you use your experience in development work and funding acquisitions to further “life in all its fullness” for children?

How to apply:

For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply online by the closing date. 

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. 

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

Technical Specialist  

(Gender–Based Violence (GBV)), Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia, UNFPA, ICS-11 (P-4)


UN Population Fund

Closing date:  21 Nov 2012
Vacancy No.: Job ID 2135
Post Type: Non-Rotational
Duration: One year (renewable) Organizational Unit: Somalia Country Office, Arab States Region

Organizational Setting:

UNFPA works in partnership with the Ministries of Gender, Women Development and Family Affair (MoDWAFA) in Somalia (South Central, Puntland and Somaliland) to implement a large national/zonal programme to address gender-based violence (GBV).

Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative of the Somalia Office, the GBV Specialist provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as with national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming. 

This response includes a close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met. 

UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster, and the Coordinator for the GBV Capacity Development programme, which the incumbent will coordinate. 

The GBV Specialist supervises national staff and international consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Partnerships and Coordination
  • Works in close collaboration with the (MoDWAFA), Ministries of Health, Ministries of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development, Ministries of Internal Affairs/Somalia Police Service, the UN Country Team, Humanitarian Country Team and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response interventions at national, county, and zonal levels.
  • As UNFPA is the Lead Agency on the GBV Sub-Cluster, the GBV Specialist is the GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator, and oversees the task forces that reports to the sub-cluster (SEA task force, Special Protection Unit task force, GBV Capacity Development task force, CMR Task Force).
  • Act as coordinator for the inter-agency GBV Capacity Development Programme, which is part of the global programme
  • Represent UNFPA and the GBV Sub-Cluster in the Protection Cluster, Inter-Sector Working Group, and in the development of the inter-sector assessment tool which is led by OCHA.
  • The GBV Specialist represents UNFPA in the Government of Somalia Development Planning and Budget Sector Working Groups.
  • Provide technical support in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Is the Coordinator for the GBV Information Management System, and as UNFPA is identified as the agency that partners send their information through developing monthly and quarterly incident reports

B. Technical Support and Programming
  • Coordinates and supports the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV/Gender component of the CPD, using a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs, and thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders and partners, in Government institutions, the donor community and the civil society, to ensure mainstreaming of culture, gender and human rights in all population and development programmes and policies.
  • Provides technical support to the country office, the UN and other partners aimed at capacity building and institutional strengthening.
  • Supports and advises the country office management and builds knowledge and programming practices in relation to GBV/Gender through information sharing and facilitation of external and internal trainings aimed at multi-sectoral prevention and response.
  • Provides technical support to the development of relevant legislative, policy and advocacy documents to address GBV in the context of broader gender (inequality) issues.
  • Assists in writing proposals and engaging in resource mobilization efforts to support joint programming.
  • Responsible for the overall coordination, design and monitoring of GBV/Gender component of the work of UNFPA in Somalia.
C. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Analyzes and reports on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  • Supervises preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected programme results, and documents and applies lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels, and coordinates timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertakes regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advises on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Core Competencies:
  • Values/Guiding Principles
  • Integrity/Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing Diversity/Commitment to Mandate
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring/Performance Management
  • Working in teams/Communication/Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence/ Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning
Functional Competencies:
  • Advocacy / advancing a policy oriented agenda;
  • Results-based programme development and management;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Resource mobilization ;
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, or gender and development or related field;
  • 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, recovery and development settings;
  • Experience in utilising the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations;
  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response an asset;
  • Prior experience in the UN system will be a strong asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written English essential; ability to communicate in Arabic an advantage.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. 

We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

How to apply
:

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment/application_guide.doc. 

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice:
 

There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. 

UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 

Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: 
  • stateless persons; 
  • newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; 
  • acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; 
  • staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5


Kenya Maritime Authority wishes to invite qualified applicants to fill the following position:

Procurement Officer - KMAG 4 (1 Post)

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Establishing and updating Authority’s procurement policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring competitive bidding procedures and that administration of contracts and negotiations are efficiently performed;
  • Training user departments on procurement procedures;
  • Preparing and maintaining all procurement records;
  • Ensuring efficiency in inventory management:
  • Being the secretary to the tender committee;
  • Monitoring contract management by user departments to ensure implementation of contracts as per the terms and conditions of contract;
  • Preparing a consolidated annual procurement plans as per the Act and Regulations; and
  • Ensuring adherence to the Public Procurement & Disposal Act 2005 and the Procurement Regulations, 2006.
Academic & Professional Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in any business field
  • Have relevant professional qualification i.e. Graduate diploma in Purchasing and Supplies from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Be a member of a professional body (KISM or CIPS)
  • ICT related qualifications with bias on spread sheet.
Experience
  • 5 years experience with at least 2 years at middle management level
Skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Team player and strong leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CV’s, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, names and contact of three referees to:

The Director General,
Kenya Maritime Authority,
P.O. Box 95076-80104 Mombasa.
Or drop the application at Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, 2nd Floor, Moi Avenue, near MSC Plaza, Mombasa.

So as to reach not later than Thursday 22nd November, 2012

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

National Individual Consultant  

Developing An Economic Empowerment Programme

United Nations Development Programme has proposed to support the Government in developing and supporting the implementation of sustainable economic empowerment project with a view to contributing to the identified economic empowerment interventions.

UNDP is therefore seeking the services of a National Individual Consultant

Objective

The key objective of this consultancy is to formulate a comprehensive project document focusing on economic empowerment of the poor guided by three focus areas viz: inclusive entrepreneurship and skills development for youth and women, value chain integration and market access for the poor; and promotion of goods and services for the poor. 

The programme interventions will be guided by government priorities as outlines in vision 3030 and other relevant government policy papers and documents.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • UNDP Personal History Form (P11) (template provided)
  • ProposaI for implementing the assignment (template provided)
Please quote “Economic Empowerment Programme for the Poor” on the subject line.

Applications should be emailed to consultants.kenundp.org to reach us not later than Friday, 16 November 2012 at 4.30 P.M, Kenya Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: 

National Individual Consultant

Field Project Coordinator – Garissa

Background

Kenya faced a severe drought in 2011 whose impacts are still being felt, following successive rain failures.

The drought described as one of the worst in 60 years affected three quarters of the country especially in the North Eastern, Rift Valley, Eastern and Coast provinces. 3.75million people mainly the pastoralists, farmers in marginal agricultural areas as well as the urban poor were affected. 

The drought caused crop failure, depleted pasture, water and led to loss of livestock contributing to a sharp deterioration of household food security.

UNDP together with GOK have developed a project as a medium term measure to support recovery as well as build resilience of communities especially youth and women’s groups affected by the drought and to strengthen institutions responsible for recovery and disaster risk reduction work. 

The intervention will address short term livelihoods economic recovery needs of youth and women while establishing in the process the capacities and building blocks of sustainable local long-term development. 

The project takes a dual approach of building capacities from the bottom up through the empowerment of communities in particular women’s groups to initiate and manage their own recovery while at the same time building the capacities of local governments to interact, partner with and support these community efforts and their longer term development goals.

Objective

The main objective of the assignment is to assist the implementing agency (NDMA) coordinate implementation of interventions to support recovery as well as build resilience of communities especially youth and women’s groups. 

Working in close collaboration and reporting to the National Programme Officer (NPO), the consultant will coordinate and ensure high quality of project activities in Garissa County.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
  • 1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • 2. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) ( template provided)
  • 3. Proposal for implementing the assignment (template provided)
Please quote “Field Project Coordinator - Garissa” on the subject line.

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 12.00 Noon, Kenya Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website:
http://www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurements

Sales and Marketing Career Advancement Opportunity

Posted: 7th Nov 2012
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Employment contract: Contract
Industry: HR Consultancy
Manages others: No
Job Type: Sales and Marketing
Reporting to: Cross functional reporting
Closing date: 12th Nov 2012

A consultancy firm operating in Kenya looking to consult within the region is looking to place a youthful
Sales and Marketing Representative.

Main Responsibilities
  • Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate lists of prospective clients.
  • Developing and managing relevant client databases
  • Product development & planning
  • Representing the company in events such as seminars, conferences and trade fairs
  • Supporting overall corporate marketing initiatives
  • Search actively for new clients.
  • Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys
  • Develop business strategies according to the needs of the client
  • Any other related duties assigned to you from time to time
Qualifications and Experience Required
  • A holder of diploma certificate in Sales and Marketing.
  • Proficient in computer packages- Ms Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • At least 3 years sales experience in the service industry. Preferably media or insurance.
Personal Attributes
  • People Focus: views human resource as integral to the overall business and assesses all ideas based on their impact on the productivity and welfare of the entire staff.
  • Ability to take initiative with minimal supervision
  • Results oriented and focused
  • Innovative and enjoys challenging situations.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Good numerical skills
  • Entrepreneurial
NB: The suitable candidate will be paid on commission

If you are the right candidate for this role, please email your application with testimonials to recruit@resourceassociates.co.ke. 

You must be capable of demonstrating your achievements to date and a real interest for this role. 

The closing date for applications is 12th November, 2012.

Pharmacy Assistant

Responsibilities
  • Counsel patients on prescribed medications and over the counter medications.
  • Prepare and dispense prescribed medications and pharmaceutical preparations according to patients' prescription.
  • Checking prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure safe, economical and rational use of drugs and pharmaceutical products.
  • Providing accurate drug information to patients and other users.
  • Provide advice for non-prescription medications
  • Preparation and labeling of extemporaneous preparations
  • Assist in maintaining inventory levels daily.
  • Obtain pricing and product availability from suppliers for items not stocked within the pharmacy.
  • Participate in stock taking in the pharmacy and in drug procurement.
  • Monitor drugs and other medical supplies levels and initiate the procurement process.
  • Keep records of all drug stocks ordered, drugs issued to clients and stocks remaining.
  • Arrange drugs in the required manner
  • Check and advice on the expiry of the drugs and disposal of the same.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers which includes clinics, doctors, hospitals and other institutions
  • Perform any other duties which may be assigned by Management from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Certificate in Pharmacy
  • Experience in a similar position, preferably in a busy retail pharmacy set up will be an added advantage.
  • Strong negotiation and customer care skills
  • Ability to diagnose conditions and prescribe drugs over the counter is a must.
  • Must be computer literate and be able to manage software programs
Interested candidates should send their C.V to the following email address; hrgdsp@gmail.com, stating current and expected salary.

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