Vacancies: Long and Short Term East Africa Trade facilitation project
 
CARANA Corporation, a global consulting firm, has specialized in market-led solutions to development challenges in food security and agribusiness, workforce development, investment promotion, export  development, market linkages, transport and logistics, and association building for 30 years in more than 100 countries.

Project: An anticipated trade facilitation project in East Africa aimed at increasing competitiveness of regional companies in staple foods markets and beyond and increasing trade and investment regionally and internationally. 

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Positions: Seeking qualified candidates with expertise in grades and standards for staple crops, export development, AGOA, trade policy, transportation and logistics, market information systems, cross border trade finance, agricultural finance, warehouse receipts, inputs and seeds and regional integration experts. 

Experience on USAID projects preferred.

Positions are contingent on funding.

Please send your CV to caranatrade@gmail.com indicating your area of expertise in the subject line.

Finalists will be will contacted with more information. 

CARANA is an EOE.

Osano & Associates
 
Head of Procurement
 
Our client, a leader in the sugar and related products in Kenya, wishes to revamp its management strength through hiring of the Head of Procurement, who is expected to establish procedures for efficient and effective procurement and disposal of unserviceable, obsolete or surplus stores, assets and equipment.
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Procurement’s Role will include:
  • Work with departmental heads to Review/Formulate and implement effective procurement policies, plans and procedure to eliminate wastage and spur profitability in the company;
  • Review/formulate a Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism to ensure effective implementation of the corporate strategic plan and achievement of the corporate performance targets
  • Ensure effective communication between User Departments and the Finance Department to ensure effective procurement;
  • Manage good relations with external stakeholders in order to build a strong but friendly corporate image as far as public procurement affairs is concerned.
  • Be the principal advisor to the management on procurement issues.
The Person Required must have: 
  • Good understanding of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and Regulations 2006 and a  professional qualification on Supply Chain Management or its equivalent from a reputable institution;
  • Notable success in planning and management of large and critical supply chain through team leadership;
  • Ability to think and act strategically while managing a diverse group of managers and people;
  • Strong influential and executive leadership style, articulate and confident personality able to instil public confidence in dealing with the company;
  • Excellent communication, writing, documentation and interpersonal skills.
If you are interested and fit the above bill, with over 8 years relevant experience, a holder of a first degree in Purchasing and Supplies or related field with a Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized university being an added advantage, not more than 50 years old and with relevant training in supplies chain management, then access further information in: www.osanoassociates.com/hop/ from where you may submit a complete registration, application and Curriculum Vitae according to the format specified on or before 2 1st December 2012.

Whereas our client is an equal opportunity employer. female candidates are encouraged to apply

Canvassing is strictly forbidden and will lead to automatic disqualification

Qualified Barbers are required for an Executive Barbershop in Kasarani & Kahawa Sukari

Requirements:

Be professionally trained,
 
Have two (2) years experience working in a busy barbershop,
 
Be willing to work long hours,
 
Be very disciplined and ready to grow professionally,
 
Be neat and presentable.

Contact the owner:  0735-265410 

Urgently Required

Job Title: Front Office Receptionist

Reports to: Hotel Manager

Duty station: Fahari Hotel - Utawala Embakasi

Key task

Responsible for delivering friendly, efficient customer service and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests, with the key aim of retaining and attracting new customers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deliver excellent customer service, at all times
  • Assist in keeping the front office reception area clean and tidy, at all times
  • Deal with all enquiries in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
  • Administer all reservations, cancellations and no-shows, in line with company policy
  • Keep up to date with current promotions and room pricing, to provide information to guests, on request, while maximizing room sales’ opportunities
  • Fulfill all reasonable requests from guests to ensure their comfort, satisfaction and safety
  • Provide sales reports and other reports, as required, for housekeepers and management on a daily basis
  • Be responsible for evacuation, in cases of emergency, acting as first point of contact for guests and the emergency services
Job specification of Front Office Receptionist
  • Diploma or a Certificate in front office  operations from Kenya Utalii College or equivalent
  • 2-3 years experience in hospitality industry; specialty in handling front office operations will be desirable
  • Customer care skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Public relations skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Self organisation skills
  • Attention to detail
Job Title: Bar Man

Reports to:
Duty Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • At the start of a bartending shift, it's important to make sure the bar is clean, wiped down and well-stocked.
  • Most bars require bartenders to cut their own fruit used to garnish drinks.
  • Take stock of the inventory on a daily basis.
  • Make sure liquor, beer, wines and mixers are stocked
  • The bartender must keep track of each drink ordered and ring it in the register or enter it in a computer
Job specification of Bar Man
  • 2-3 years experience in the industry; Barista knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Quick in performance
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable about making cocktails
  • Numeracy skills
  • Self organisation skills
  • Creativity skills
Email your application and CV to: shiberestaurant@yahoo.com stating your expected salary. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be considered for interviews.

Job Title: Corporate Sales Executive - IT Security Products  

Department: Sales      

Report To: Business Development Manager  

Job Summary

Priority Software Limited, a leading IT firm invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacant positions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Business Development Manager, the Corporate Sales Executive shall;
  • Prospect, negotiate and close new business opportunities in the corporate market.
  • Independently Increase revenues by developing, communicating and driving effective selling strategies based on the IT security products market.
  • Meet and exceed set sales targets.
  • Provide sales and customer service support to assigned corporate clients
  • Manage and service sales and distribution partners.
Qualifications
  • Post-secondary school training in IT/Business/Marketing preferred
  • IT savvy and excellent computer skills would be an added advantage
Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong a passion for sales.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
Remuneration

An attractive retainer plus commissions would be paid to successful candidates.

How to apply:
All interested candidates are invited to submit their applications clearly marked with the title of the job being applied for to jobs@prioritykenya.com.

The Njuri Motors, a Toyota Yamaha authorised dealer is urgently recruiting experienced, aggressive and dynamic Motorcycle Technicians to be based in Chuka.
 
Job Description

Qualifications:
  • A minimum of   ‘C” plain in K.C.S.E
  • Diploma in automotive engineering from a reputable institution. A craft or grade 1 certificate over the same will be an added advantage
  • Ability to read and write in order to read work orders and complete reports
  • Two years experience in Yamaha motorcycle repair
  • Ability to repair a variety of motorcycle components
  • Ability to maintain a preventive maintenance program on motorcycles.
  • Willingness to work independently
  • A certificate of good conduct a must
  • A valid and clean License
  • Knowledge of all types of Motorcycles
Job Goal: An individual in this position will complete a wide range of Motorcycle repairs and preventive maintenance.

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Diagonise, adjust,repair or overhaul motorcycles or similar motorized vehicles
  • Repair and adjust motorcycle subassemblies such as forks, transmissions, brakes, and drive chains, according to specifications.
  • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
  • Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, and other engine performance indicators.
  • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, and confer with customers in order to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
  • Reassemble and test subassembly units.
  • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, and generators.
  • Remove cylinder heads, grind valves, and scrape off carbon, and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders and rings, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline and oil tanks, starters, and mufflers.
  • Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement or alignment of parts visually or using gauges.
  • Hammer out dents and bends in frames, weld tears and breaks; then reassemble frames and reinstall engines.
How to Apply
 

Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for this job are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 15th Dec 2012

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

Njuri Motors is an equal opportunity employer.

Email: info.merutoyota@gmail.com

Position: Real Estate Representative (Lady)

 Duties and responsibilities though not limited to the following:
  • Manage all customers’ requests (immigration, etc)
  • Ensure that suppliers/partners are meeting their commitments
  • Assist clients in accommodation search
  • Assist clients in settling in and at departure
  • Assist clients with all necessary steps for working abroad, compliance with the local
  • Legislation of the customer
  • Meet potential customers and set up a local sales activity plan
  • Ensure permanent quality control
  • Select, screen and identify local suppliers
  • Respect deadlines
  • Ensure service delivery commitments
Behavioral competencies
  • Assertive
  • Flexible
  • Communication
  • Self Sufficient
  • Driven
  • Results Orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Relationship management
  • Self motivated
  • Decision making
Experience: At least 4 years in similar capacity

Qualifications: Business degree desirable

Gender: Female

Commencement date: Immediately

Package: Very competitive

How to apply:
Please send updated resume & full page cover letter stating why you are the MOST preferred candidate. Indicate job title & current salary on subject line. 

Candidates with relevant experience (real estate) will be contacted immediately. 

Deadline: 14th December 2012

Email: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

Note: Please DO NOT send certificates until you are requested by our office.

Covenant Executives Consultants (COVEX) is the leading HR and management consultancy located in Nairobi Kenya.

Position: Receptionist / Admin Assistant (Lady)
 
Duties and responsibilities though not limited to the following:
  • Receiving visitors
  • Answering basic questions regarding the business
  • Answering all incoming calls
  • Oversees the distribution of incoming and outgoing mails
  • Performing clerical duties
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Filing, photocopying etc
Qualifications & experience
  • Experience: At least 2 years in similar capacity
  • Qualifications: Business degree desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Organized
  • Keen to detail
Gender: Female

Commencement date: Immediately

Package: Competitive

How to apply:

Please send updated resume & full page cover letter stating why you are the MOST preferred candidate. 

Indicate job title & current salary on subject line. 

Candidates with relevant experience (real estate) will be contacted immediately. 

Deadline: 14th December 2012

Email: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

one of the leading Companies in the Tea Industry.  

The client is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill in the following positions:
 
1. Sales & Marketing Manager
 
Overall purpose of the job
 
Main responsibility involves managing and handling sales development process of the organisation, so as to drive sales and increase company’s revenue.
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Monitoring and analyzing strategies to drive revenue growth by increasing customer base.
  • Working with the Management team in sales strategy formulation, setting of targets and developing performance measurement parameters for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Monitoring variances against set sales targets and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitoring business processes citing any areas that may hinder increased sales & make appropriate recommendations.
  • Carrying out market research/competitor analysis on a periodical basis making appropriate recommendations.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with, all our stakeholders.
  • Directing and motivating sales team to achieve and surpass targets as well as showing alternative ways for their attainment.
  • Ensuring all the outlets are well displayed and to ensure no stock outs.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree Business related field plus post qualification in Sales & Marketing.
  • 5 years Sales and Marketing experience.
  • Experience in managing a team of sales people.
  • One with excellent verbal & written skills.
  • A clean driving license
  • 30 years of age and above
The position requires regular travels to various outlets in the country.

2. Sales Representative
 
The jobholder will be responsible for the identifying and managing marketing opportunities, building an in-depth understanding of client business needs and managing the sales process to successful conclusion, for the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.

The tasks will include 
  • creating awareness of the organisation’s products to the existing and new markets; 
  • negotiating product terms with the clients; 
  • selling the organisation’s products; 
  • collecting the relevant information for building and updating the customers’ database; 
  • assisting in laying down marketing and selling strategies; 
  • identifying the potential prospects; 
  • participating in market campaigns and promotions; 
  • providing management with regular marketing intelligence; 
  • handling clients enquiries; 
  • assisting in development and implementation of marketing plans as well as providing regular sales reports to the management as required.
Candidates should a minimum of a Diploma in Sales and Marketing with marketing/sales experience of at least 4 years.  

Candidates should also have excellent skills in communication, negotiation, public relations, interpersonal relationships, persuasion, Computer skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the email address jobs@outrivalhr.com.

The deadline for application is Friday, 14 December, 2012.

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