Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens for the following job opportunities:

Ab Initio Pilot Trainee   
Those who will be successful in the entire interview process towards the above will be required to have the following -:
  • Valid Kenyan Passport – At least 18 months validity
  • Certificate of good conduct issued by CID
  • Yellow fever certificate
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2012

Systems Administrator

Description:

To Provide reliable, secure and readily available information systems (which include databases, operating systems, application systems and the supporting infrastructure) in consultation with systems vendors where necessary in order to ensure consistent and reliable IS Services.

The role has the responsibility to perform systems control, monitoring, evaluation, analysis and recommend areas of support improvements including recommendation of tools, minor systems modifications and upgrades in order to improve efficiency, productivity and create value add to the IT services.

The role has the responsibility for consultation to IS development section and the business to provide technical support to all IS Business application projects to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Closing Date: 07-Dec-2012

Expenditure Manager

Defining and implementing Accounts Payable Strategy for the Kenya Airways Group by managing the company’s accounts Payable Ledgers and the proper accounting of expenditure in compliance with sound accounting principles and company policies.

Management of working capital strategy and creditors average days for the group by ensuring that creditor funding is maximized; while paying all creditors with agreed terms, only for expenditure that is valid and authorized.

Closing Date: 07-Dec-2012

Commercial Planning Manager  

Plan for procurement and supply of all commercial and inflight materials to maintain optimal stock holding and ensure availability of stocks across the KQ network

Closing Date: 27-Nov-2012

Intern - Information Systems

The purpose of the Program is to provide an opportunity for university and college students to become familiar with the operations of Kenya Airways, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job training during vacations before resuming your studies

Closing Date: 27-Nov-2012

You can apply by registering your application online on the Kenya Airways Website: kenya-airways.com and click on Careers.

NB: Kenya Airways only processes applications submitted on-line and does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Applicants are advised not to remit any funds to anyone purporting to facilitate employment in Kenya Airways. 


Position Title: Chief Financial Officer
 
Reporting to: Executive Director
 
Working with: Regional Finance Manager, Chief Operations Officer, l Programs Director and Executive Director
 
Program/ Duty station: Nairobi
 
Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to jobs@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.
 
Salary Range: USD 74,400-109,000 per annum plus other competitive benefits
 
Starting Salary: USD 74,400-82,032 per annum plus other competitive benefits
Organizational Context
 
Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
 For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 

Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary
 
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the senior most finance staff member of Adeso reporting to the Executive Director. 

The CFO is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall financial functions of Adeso by ensuring financial policies and procedures are in accordance with organisational policies. 

Specifically, the CFO is expected to:
 
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Implement continuous financial audit and control systems to monitor the performance of Adeso, its flow of funds, adherence to the budget, its expenditures, income and other budgetary items,
  • Promote financial accountability and reporting through designing systems and policies which provide appropriate levels of security and control of Adeso assets, resources and operations,
  • Ensure timely and quality financial reporting of the programs and organizational activities that comply with donor and institutional requirements,
  • Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through promoting benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization in all cost entities, Collaborate and coordinate the activities of financial service providers hired or contracted by Adeso including: auditors, financial consultants, the banking system and other financial venues
  • Maintain a working relationship with donors, banks and financial institutions with the aim of securing the funds necessary to implement programs as well as ensuring that Adeso keeps in line with bank policies respectively,
  • Provide strategic direction and planning for the managed growth of Adeso, including funding for enhanced benefits packages for staff,
  • Develop a system for the planning, budgeting, and use of administration/overhead and income to Adeso, including effective system for tracking expenditure,
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of a general fund for the organization and a secure investment portfolio (in compliance with donor regulations),
  • Oversee the roll out of an advanced ERP software for the organization including offices in Africa, USA and UK,
  • Develop and implement a strategy to digitize the finance department and related transactions and activities
  • Work with the Executive Director in putting in place strong conflict of interest policy and measures including with the Board of Directors,
  • Establish internal risk assessment, mitigation and management processes including the sub contracting of partners and service providers,
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity based analysis to provide insight into the organization’s finance operations and plans including cash requirements,
  • Carry out capacity building for finance staff and senior management on financial matters and ensure quality finance staff are recruited, motivated and retained,
  • Mentor and develop the finance team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation and the building of an effective team dynamic. Working in close collaboration with the Regional Finance Manager and Finance teams.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related field.
  • Should hold professional accounting qualification-CPA/ACCA/CIMA and membership to a professional affiliation
  • Strong financial management skills: ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in non profit and/or commercial – must have a minimum of 5 years experience with NGO accounting
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing Finance Operations
  • The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas: Generally accepted accounting principles; computerized accounting programs; Accounts payable and accounts receivables; Fund accounting; Preparation of financial statements; Preparation of financial reports for profit and non-profit organizations; Administration of employee benefits; Payroll systems and reporting; An understanding of relevant organizational legislation, policies and procedures
  • Other skills should include organizational development, budget and resource development,
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of Adeso
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, with Chief Financial Officer in the email subject matter, by 7th December 2012.
 
Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager with a subject entitled Chief Financial Officer and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
 Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

Position Title: Chief Financial Officer
 
Reporting to: Executive Director
 
Working with: Regional Finance Manager, Chief Operations Officer, l Programs Director and Executive Director
 
Program/ Duty station: Nairobi
 
Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to jobs@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.
 
Salary Range: USD 74,400-109,000 per annum plus other competitive benefits
 
Starting Salary: USD 74,400-82,032 per annum plus other competitive benefits
Organizational Context
 
Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
 For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 

Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary
 
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the senior most finance staff member of Adeso reporting to the Executive Director. 

The CFO is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall financial functions of Adeso by ensuring financial policies and procedures are in accordance with organisational policies. 

Specifically, the CFO is expected to:
 
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Implement continuous financial audit and control systems to monitor the performance of Adeso, its flow of funds, adherence to the budget, its expenditures, income and other budgetary items,
  • Promote financial accountability and reporting through designing systems and policies which provide appropriate levels of security and control of Adeso assets, resources and operations,
  • Ensure timely and quality financial reporting of the programs and organizational activities that comply with donor and institutional requirements,
  • Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through promoting benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization in all cost entities, Collaborate and coordinate the activities of financial service providers hired or contracted by Adeso including: auditors, financial consultants, the banking system and other financial venues
  • Maintain a working relationship with donors, banks and financial institutions with the aim of securing the funds necessary to implement programs as well as ensuring that Adeso keeps in line with bank policies respectively,
  • Provide strategic direction and planning for the managed growth of Adeso, including funding for enhanced benefits packages for staff,
  • Develop a system for the planning, budgeting, and use of administration/overhead and income to Adeso, including effective system for tracking expenditure,
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of a general fund for the organization and a secure investment portfolio (in compliance with donor regulations),
  • Oversee the roll out of an advanced ERP software for the organization including offices in Africa, USA and UK,
  • Develop and implement a strategy to digitize the finance department and related transactions and activities
  • Work with the Executive Director in putting in place strong conflict of interest policy and measures including with the Board of Directors,
  • Establish internal risk assessment, mitigation and management processes including the sub contracting of partners and service providers,
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity based analysis to provide insight into the organization’s finance operations and plans including cash requirements,
  • Carry out capacity building for finance staff and senior management on financial matters and ensure quality finance staff are recruited, motivated and retained,
  • Mentor and develop the finance team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation and the building of an effective team dynamic. Working in close collaboration with the Regional Finance Manager and Finance teams.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related field.
  • Should hold professional accounting qualification-CPA/ACCA/CIMA and membership to a professional affiliation
  • Strong financial management skills: ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in non profit and/or commercial – must have a minimum of 5 years experience with NGO accounting
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing Finance Operations
  • The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas: Generally accepted accounting principles; computerized accounting programs; Accounts payable and accounts receivables; Fund accounting; Preparation of financial statements; Preparation of financial reports for profit and non-profit organizations; Administration of employee benefits; Payroll systems and reporting; An understanding of relevant organizational legislation, policies and procedures
  • Other skills should include organizational development, budget and resource development,
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of Adeso
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, with Chief Financial Officer in the email subject matter, by 7th December 2012.
 
Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager with a subject entitled Chief Financial Officer and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
 Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

Advantage Technologies is a startup ICT Company seeking to recruit a Business Development Manager

We are looking for a self-sufficient, passionate and driven IT-Savvy individual, who will thrive in a target-driven environment.
 
Major Responsibilities
  • To manage and develop the commercial side of the business by ensuring profitable products and services are offered to clients; Responsible for selling IT solutions to both new and existing clients within the SME, Enterprise, Corporate and the Public sectors.
  • Work with partner vendors to deliver unique commercial business propositions
  • Work with Customers to ensure SLA's are met, communicating customer requirements, resource planning, training and development to ensure skills are in place to deliver.
  • Lead and manage customer projects to ensure deliverables, and timelines are met, and risks/issues are proactively addressed.
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key stakeholders including Employees, Customers, shareholders, and strategic business partners.
Requirements – Education, Skills and Experience
  • Degree in Marketing or Business Management
  • 3-5 years sales experience; able to negotiate and present at all levels
  • Previous experience in business management encompassing responsibility for a team development/management and for the profit performance of a business unit. 
  • Strong organisation, communication, people and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
How to Apply
 
If you have the skills and qualifications we're seeking and up to the challenge of working in a rapidly growing industry, then email your application letter and CV to hr@advantagetechnologies.co.ke stating your current/expected remuneration.

Deadline: Vacant until filled

Organization

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. 

COOPI mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation and with advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.
 
Position: Project Officer
 
Duration: 6 months (Extendable)
 
Location: Baidoa, Bay region. South Somalia.
 
Tasks
  • Has the overall responsibility of representation and overseeing planning and implementation of program activities in the district of operation;
  • Provides information on humanitarian situation and any other contextual issues;
  • Coordinates implementation of program activities in the district;
  • Guides the staff on COOPI objectives, policies, strategies and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), and respect to the humanitarian principles;
  • Guides the staff on program objectives, expected results, activities and implementation approaches;
  • Lead the district team in planning and implementation of activities and monitoring in line with program plans;
  • Prepares periodic progress reports as required;
  • Serves as focal point for the agency at Baidoa including logistical support and linkages with Nairobi coordination office.
  • Supervises the team members, acting administratively as the link between COOPI and the staff;
  • Prepares monthly cash requests as per work plans and in liaison with the Project Manager
Qualifications
  • Degree/Diploma or equivalent in public health, Sociology, Social work, community development or related fields;
  • Minimum of three years’ of management work including logistics management.
  • Good understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key issues and trends in humanitarian aid and community development, with specific knowledge of participatory development approaches;
  • Being a Somali National / citizen and field experience in health, wash, etc.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc);
  • Proven planning, organizational and research / analytical skills;
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English Language.
Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Application
 
Send 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 03/12/2012
 
The Regional Representative,
Cooperazione Internazionale,
Email: coord.nairobi@coopi,org
 
Copy to: The Project Manager, warsame@coopi.org
 
Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Applicants to state the preferable district of operation

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