1. Communications Officer - Writer/Editor

One year contract (with possibility of extension)

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), with headquarters based in Harare, Zimbabwe, is seeking an exceptionally and highly motivated professional for the position of Communications Officer
— Writer/Editor. 

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

ACBF is an autonomous institution supported by a wide range of donors and African states to build human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa. 

ACBF was contracted in January 2012 by AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development, as Resource Facility Manager for the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES).

AACES is a partnership of ten Australian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and their Africa-based partners. 

It contributes to the AusAID strategy forAfrica through community-based interventions across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, and maternal and child health. As Resource Facility Manager, ACBF supports communication, coordination and management of the program.

The position of Communications Officer-Writer/Editor is instrumental in strengthening internal communication between AACES partners, and communicating program achievements to various external stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Update and implement the AACES Promotion and Communication Plan.
  • Compile a high quality AACES Annual Report. The annual report shall communicate effectively to the diverse AACES target audience including the Australian government, other development partners, staff and the general public. Tasks include review and synthesis of partner reports, identification of suitable case studies, stories and images for the report, overseeing design and layout and proof reading.
  • Write and edit workshop and other reports.
  • Facilitate stronger internal communications between AACES partners; including production of a quarterly newsletter.
  • Regular interaction with AusAID and NGO partners to deliver quality internal and external communications products.
  • Write and edit communication materials for external audiences, including for the AusAID website, AusAID Focus magazine and in-Africa media.
  • Boosting internal communication through the AACES internal website and other communication platforms.
  • Preparing briefing on each of the projects for use by AACES partners.
Desired Competencies and Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in English, Communications, Media studies or related field from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, write and edit materials at a professional standard for a range of audiences, including ability to synthesize reports and documents from various sources and deliver messages in simple language.
  • Good knowledge of web-based enterprise social communication and collaboration platforms.
2. Program Assistant

One year contract (with possibility of extension)
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organize and arrange workshops and meetings. Tasks include identifying and selecting venue, providing relevant information to participants on accommodation and other arrangements, preparing event programs and information sheets, etc.
  • Support liaison with AusAID and NGOs to identify workshop facilitators.
  • Participate in workshops and meetings to record discussions for reports and minutes.
  • Manage the resource facility’s role in facilitating high level visits to AACES project sites in consultation with AACES NGOs.
  • Support the resource facility Communications Officer in drafting and editing reports to difference audiences.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the resource facility. Tasks include managing travel, procurement, and organizing and maintaining files and records.
  • Support contracting of consultants as required.
  • Regular liaison with ACBF in Harare on administrative matters.
  • Maintain the Register of Assets.
Desired Competencies and qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution and at least five years of related work experience are required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to produce well-presented reports and minutes.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and ability to handle multiple assignments accurately and thoroughly.
  • Strong computer skills, including a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office software; must also be willing to learn new technological skills as necessary to support AACES internal communication through the internal website or other platforms.
Applications, quoting ‘AACES Communications Officer, ’or ‘AACES Program Assistant,’ including detailed/updated curriculum vitae with three (3) referees, copies of academic and professional certificates, and current and expected salary should be received at the address below by 11 January

Only candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted.

The Senior HR/Administration Officer
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
2’ Floor, Bishops Garden Towers, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445, 00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254-20-271 993314, +254-20-4936000
Fax: +254-20-271 9951
Email: hr_acbf@kippra.or.ke 

Position for Aircraft Technicians

Applications are invited for suitable candidates for the above mentioned position.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Must have MINIMUM 5yrs experience on B1900/B200/Do228 series PT-6 or TPE331 engines
  • Must hold a diploma in Aeronautical engineering.
  • A type course in any of the above airframes or engines is an added advantage.
  • Holders of cat A and C basic licenses have an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a CV, an application letter and copies of the licenses, names of referees and a daytime telephone contact.

The application should reach us by 31st December, 2012. Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 989-00606

A motor dealer company wish to recruit for the following positions

Parts manager
  • A Diploma in purchases and supplies management
  • A Degree in commerce will be an added advantage.
  • Should have worked in the same capacity as a Parts Manager for not less than 10 years.
Parts Assistant
  • A certificate in purchases and supplies management
  • Should have worked in the same field for not less than Five years
Secretary/Executive Assistant
  • A Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • Knowledge in computer application packages
  • Should have worked in the same field for not less than Five years
Apply to:
P.O Box 18882 - 00500

So as to reach us on or before 14th November 2012.

G4S is the world’s leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.

G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 635,000 employees.

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 110,000 people on the continent. At G4S Africa, our vision is to be recognized as the leader in providing security solutions. 

We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. 

We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

Our employees are the public face of G4S and we recognize and respect the value they add to the business by delivering excellent service day after day.

G4S is an organization which is defined by its values, which are:
  • Customer Focus
  • Expertise
  • Performance
  • Best People
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. 

We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values.G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment.
At G4S Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the
continued success of the organization.

To register for job opportunities with G4S Kenya, please visit our online Careers Centre at
www.careers.g4s.com. Currently, the following vacancies are available and we are inviting online
applications by 21st December 2012:-
  • Head of Canine Services
  • Human Resources Officer
For any further enquiries/clarifications, please contact:-

Resourcing Manager
G4S Kenya Limited
P. O. Box 30242 – 00100 GPO
Tel: +254-20-6982000
Mobile: 0722 314 392/0733 873 494

G4S Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

Those who attempt to canvass will be disqualified from the process

Hemingways Nairobi, a 5 star luxury boutique hotel in Karen, Nairobi is finalising its recruitment process in readiness for its imminent opening.

Hemingways Nairobi, part of the Hemingways Collection, will be setting new standards for service in East Africa and applicants must have a minimum 2 years experience within a five star operation in their respective field. 

All applicants must be able to demonstrate high levels of literacy and be excellent communicators. 

Above all else you must have the right character and positive attitude demanded for the very highest levels of service.

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Food & Beverage Service
  • Supervisors, Sommelier, Waiting Staff & Bar Staff
  • Previous experience in 5 star hotels or high-end restaurants only.
  • Chefs de Partie, Demi-Chefs de Partie, Commis Chefs & Stewards
  • Previous experience in 5 star hotels or high-end restaurants only.
Front Office
  • Night Manager, Reception Supervisors, Receptionists, Doorman, Bellmen
  • Front Office and Guest Services experience ¡s a must.
Butler Department
  • Butler Supervisor, Butlers, Under Butlers
  • Must be technologically literate post graduates with food & beverage experience.
  • Beauty Therapists. Qualified with practical experience.
  • Floor Supervisors, Room Attendants, Public Area Attendants, Housemen & Florist
  • Previous experience ¡n similar environment ¡s essential.
  • Laundry Supervisor, Laundry Operators, Laundry Attendants Linen Keeper & Tailor
  • Linen and Laundry Experience essential.
  • Security Supervisors. Previous security experience in a hotel.
Applications may be submitted by mail with hand written cover letter to;

Hemingways Nairobi Recruitment, P. 0. Box 146-00502 Karen, Nairobi
Or by e-mail to; recruitment2O12hemingways-collection.com before 21st December 2012.

On your application and e-mail subject line, please state clearly which position you are applying for.

Applications must include a detailed CV with photo, current salary and benefits. 

Note that if you have not heard from us before 20th January 2013 please consider your application unsuccessful.

Hemingways Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. 

Water Services Trust Fund 
Position : Finance Manager
Location : Nairobi

The Finance Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the financial affairs of
Water Services Trust Fund

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  1. Take charge of the finance function and ensure the development of the financial management strategy and sound financial management systems
  2. Provide leadership in the formulation, implementation, analysis and reporting of financial  management policies and strategies
  3. Provide leadership in the preparation of the budget in line with the strategic plan, and monitor and control to enhance effective utilization
  4. Reviewing donor contracts, cash flow and other financial projections in line with donor requirements
  5. Participate in financial negotiations with Development Partners and bankers
  6. Ensure timely preparation of the annual financial statements, donor management reports, monitor and reconcile the same
  7. Support the Resource Mobilization activities of the Fund
  8. Ensure timely the preparation of the Funds payroll and statutory returns
  9. Ensure timely project financial monitoring and reporting
  10. Implement internal and external audits recommendations
  11. Ensure timely disbursement and accounting of funds by agents
  12. Build financial management capacity of Water Service Providers, Communities and Water Resource users associations
  13. Supervise, appraise and develop staff in finance department
  14. Ensure proper management of the ICT and Procurement function in the Fund
  15. Taxation planning and management
  16. Cash management
  17. Ensure proper internal control
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Finance or business related field such as, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Management or Economics from a recognized Institution.
  • Masters in Finance in related field
  • CPA(K) or ACCA
  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in a reputable organization, five (5) of which must be at a senior management level, preferably as head of the finance function
  • Member of a professional body (ICPAK)/ ACCA
  • Experience in project accounting is an added advantage
Personal Attributes

Must demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Computerized accounting
  • Financial management systems
  • Knowledge of accounting systems
  • Knowledge in ISO management systems
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with above qualification and experience requirement will be offered to the successful applicants.

How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications with the job title
clearly marked on the envelope to the address below. 

Your application should include a cover letter demonstrating why you are the best suited candidate, copies of your academic and professional certificate and testimonials and copies of professional membership(s) certificates. 

It should also include details of telephone contacts, email address, current position and immediate supervisor position, current remuneration and three referees; one academic and two professionals.:

Chief Executive Officer,
Water Services Trust Fund,
Hill, Mara Road, CIC Plaza, 1st Floor,
P O Box 49699 - 00100, Nairobi.

To be received not later than close of business 4th January, 2013.

NB: Those who applied earlier may re-apply

Water Services Trust Fund is an equal employer and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Kiswahili/History or Geography - 1 post

Applications are invited for the aforementioned teaching position. 

Applicant must be holders of either a Bachelor of Education degree or relevant diploma, with a minimum teaching experience of three years.

Pay and allowances are negotiable and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interested candidates should apply in their own handwriting enclosing a curriculum vitae, testimonial and academic certificates to reach the undersigned by Friday, 28th December, 2012.

The Secretary,
Board of Governors,
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Secondary and Technical School,
P O. Box 90419, Mombasa. 

Associate Director, New Business Development

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. 

We have been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Job Purpose:

S/He will be responsible for supporting Save the Children’s Kenya Country Office (CO) achieve greater program impact by successfully positioning for and acquiring new funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide quality control to grant/contract proposals through the design, implementation and/or review of response strategies and action plans for technical and cost proposals;
  • managing partner relations; 
  • overseeing final proposal production for submission to donors; 
  • Build and maintain relationships with key USAID and other donor staff as well as in-country local and international partners; 
  • Support senior national CO staff in relationship strengthening with appropriate contacts in the organization; 
  • Strengthen CO staff capacity and processes to position for and acquire new funding, with a focus on USAID; 
  • Provide support on proposal development for neighboring E. Africa countries (Uganda, Tanzania).
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Eight to ten years’ experience in international development, including at least 5 years’ experience with program/proposal development for large, multi-partner, multi-million dollar program; 
  • Proven proposal success with USAID and multi-lateral donors;
    Experience/expertise in one or more of SC’s thematic areas; 
  • Master’s degree in international development or related field; 
  • Experience in Kenya or East Africa highly desirable.
Application Process:

If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to: 

kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org not later than 20th December, 2012.

Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting will be done as applications are received.Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Save the Children recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse. 

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