The Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University

Every year, scholars from 14 countries around the world, including two from Kenya, earn the privilege of becoming Rhodes Scholars by demonstrating their outstanding intellectual and academic ability, integrity of character, strong leadership abilities, energy and drive, and their commitment to public service.

The Rhodes Scholarships offer full funding for two years’ study and are tenable only for full time post-graduate study at the University of Oxford.
 
The Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Kenya, invites applications for the year of study commencing October 2014.
In addition to exhibiting the above characteristics, applicants must meet the following basic minimum criteria:
  • be holders of a first class or a high upper second class degree (Min.. 68°/o or GPA 3.7)
  • be Kenyan citizens
  • have been resident in Kenya for at least 5 of last 10 years
  • will be 19 years old or over and under 27 years on 1st October 2014
Online applications (preferred) may be made at:
 
 
Alternatively, application forms are available at: www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk 
or may be obtained by writing to 
The National Secretary, 
Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Kenya 
on: Rhodes.Selection.Kenya@gmail.com
 
Deadline for applications: 31st August 2013
DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship Opportunities

Master in Germany
 
Are you an ambitious young professional with a good Bachelor’s degree not older than 6 years, or below the age of 36, with at least one year of professional experience and want to further your career?
 
Mostly taught in English, the courses are in the fields of Economics, Engineering, Regional Planning, Agriculture, Public Health, Environment, Social Sciences and more.

PhD in Germany
Are you an ambitious young scholar with a Master’s degree completed less than 6 years ago, would like to experience the German scientific world and earn a PhD from a German university?
Then find out about DAAD offers during our OPEN DAY AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT Nairobi (Maendeleo House, Monrovia St.) June 8th, 2013, FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM
 
General presentations every hour (starting at 10 am), individual consultations throughout
 
Application details: postgrad@daadafrica.org http://nairobi.daad.de
 
Application deadlines:
  • For Masters: End of July every year at DAAD Nairobi
  • For PhD: End of September every year at DAAD Nairobi
DAAD Nairobi Office
 
Visiting hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 noon
 
Telephone: +254-771-444 111, +254-733-929 929 +254-202-729 741.
 
3rd Floor Madison Insurance House, Upper Hill Close, Community Nairobi
 
visit us on facebook: www.facebook.com/DAADNairobi
A leading firm with a strong presence in Eastern Africa region whose core business is manufacturing, exporting and distributing fast moving beverages wishes to recruit a dynamic and results oriented
 
Internal Audit Assistant.
 
The holder of this position will report to the Internal Auditor.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
The following are the key responsibilities, which are focused on independently conducting Audit assignments:
  • Execute audit plan and prepare reports on current best practices and benchmarks on risk management;
  • Implement internal audit strategies, policies and procedures;
  • Collect audit evidence and verify the existence and safety of the company’s assets;
  • Undertake risk assessment and documentation of Company risk profile;
  • Carry out periodic audit reviews/assessment to assess the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of internal controls;
  • Document results of audit fieldwork and drafting of internal audit reports; and
  • Carry out special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time.
Qualifications and Competence
  • Business related degree preferably in Accounting/Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant Part ll or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Part II
  • Proficiency in computer applications with exposure to use of ERP and Computer Aided Audit Techniques (CAATS);
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualifications an added advantage ;
  • Results oriented with at least two years(2) of relevant experience preferably in FMCG;
  • Team player with good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Possess report writing and presentation skills;
If you are the right candidate for the above role and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter attached to a detailed CV with copies of academic and professional certificates to;

DNA 1514 - 49010 
Nairobi
 
To reach us not later than Friday, June 14, 2013.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Grant applications are invited from entrepreneurs in agri-business, food and nutrition!
 
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), builds and supports innovative partnerships among public and private sectors to increase access and consumption of nutritious foods.

GAIN invites grant applications from eligible entrepreneurs for its Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Innovation Accelerator. 
GAIN is looking for your innovative ideas across the agriculture value chain (from farm to fork) that brings diverse and nutritious foods to market and contributes to fight against malnutrition.

Selected innovations will receive business planning, technical assistance and funding support.
 
Learn more! Visit: www.GAINmarketplace.co.ke
 
Email: marketplacekenya@gainhealth.org
 
SMS ‘MNF’ to 20788
 
Applications open till June 14th , 2013
Job Title: Operations Manager 
 Department: Lodge Operations
 
This will be based in Rwanda but reporting to the GM in Uganda. 
He/She will head all operations in Rwanda. 
The firm has a team of about 16 staff in Rwanda and the OM will be their overall leader.          
 
Reporting to: Country Manager/Managing Director
 
Role:
  • Ensuring Customer satisfaction
  • In house training on customer handling and procedures
  • Fleet allocation and movement tracking in the transport department,
  • Compiling customer, driver guide and airport/hotel representative reports,
  • Ensuring a smooth flow between Sales Depart & Safari Dept.
  • In charge of the workshop and maintenance
  • Negotiating with 3rd party suppliers (Freelance guides & transport companies)
Duties:
  • Overall country coordination of all business activities in Rwanda
  • Represent the company locally and international.
  • Responsible for the proper guidance, training and behaviour of his staff.
  • Financial Oversight.
  • Reporting to the Managing Director
  • Supporting our Lodges
  • Appraisal, Recruitment and Selection
Minimum Experience
  • 4-5 years experience with a safaris and tour company.
Key Performance Areas:
 
Service:
  • Increase sales
Performance Management
  • Coordinating the performance management cycle and appraisals with Kigali
Staffing
  • Supporting with the recruitment and selection exercise.
Important relationships:
  • HR and Administration Manager Kampala
Client relationships:
  • Customer relationship management
  • Grow new business from existing business
  • Ensuring professional & timely delivery
Brand Awareness:
  • Building Company image locally and internationally 
Important Relationships:
  1. Safaris
  2. Operations Lodges
This performance role guide is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be. Additional items may be introduced where necessary. 

 
Send resumes to recruit@kontorbusiness.com
Our client is in need of a Personal Assistant.
 
Purpose of Position 
To provide efficient, executive and responsive administrative support to the CEO. 
This position will be of key importance within the organization and the successful candidate must have previous Administrative/PA experience within a fast-paced customer facing environment. 
The candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and organize workload and the initiative to resolve issues quickly in an appropriate manner.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • General office administration 
  • Maintaining the CEO’s diary and in some instances email account 
  • Filter emails and highlight urgent correspondence 
  • Managing routine correspondence, maintaining confidential documents and ensure systematic filing of all records. 
  • Making travel arrangements for the CEO to include international travel with extensive itinenaries keeping in mind time zones of all countries 
  • Preparation and attendance of meetings, taking minutes and ensuring provision of back-up material. 
  • Conduct weekly diary meetings with the CEO to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests. 
  • Schedule meetings on behalf of the CEO and direct reports including group membership meetings. 
  • Assisting the CEO in the day to day running of the company and managing the office in their absence.
Core Competencies
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and execute 
  • A good deal of common sense, etiquette and an ability to think on one’s feet
  • High knowledge of travel arrangement and managing all travel logistics
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (face to face and over the phone).
  • Highly organized with good project management skills
  • High proficiency with the commonly used computer software and applications
  • A minimum of five years PA/Administrative experience at a senior level, age: 30+ 
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines 
  • Good interpersonal skills and an individual with a confident personality
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to: resume@interviewupconsulting.com
 
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Job Title: Research Associate

Responsibilities
 
The incumbent will evaluate medical staff professional practice through:
  • sampling discharged patients records to evaluate competence and effectiveness
  • running reports for previous month and give an analysis on the same
  • calculating a representative sample size for each medical staff evaluation
  • ensuring audit files are retrieved in a timely manner
  • collecting all entered data and summarise them in the analysis software
  • ensuring that all relevant consultants are audited
  • performing computation on the collected data as per requirements of the project
  • providing information to the departmental chairs for quality improvement
  • assuring Joint Commission compliance of applicable standards and other external requirements
  • ensuring compliance with Medical staff bylaws and policies and medical staff committee
Requirements
 
Applicants should:
  • have a Bachelors’ Degree in Health Records and Information Management or Bio-statistics
  • have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a similar position in a busy hospital
  • be able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • have excellent report writing skills
  • be result oriented and able to work with minimal supervision.
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013
Pharmaceutical Technologist

Responsibilities

 
The incumbent will:
  • deliver drug discharges to patients in the outreach clinics for effective provision of pharmaceutical services
  • receive prescriptions from patients, verify and dispense drugs within approved standards and procedures
  • ensure the accuracy of the label before dispensing for right patient, right drug and right quantity, for effective service delivery
  • verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing to prevent anomalies in service delivery
  • counsel patients on drug administration for optimum customer satisfaction
  • compound drugs when required, for effective service provision
  • contact the physician for inaccuracy in prescription order, proper documentation and communication of it to nursing and pharmacy staff
  • ensure complete documentation of all patient documents, interventions, incidents and other records kept in the outreach clinic
  • complete the expiry list accurately and in timely manner for proper recording and monitoring of drugs
  • maintain and update personal drug knowledge data base to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise
  • ensure that the variance levels in the stock-team are kept to a minimum
  • comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations
Requirements
 
Applicants should:
  • have a Diploma in Pharmacy
  • have a Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya
  • be registered Kenya Pharmaceutical Association
  • have a minimum of six year’s hospital experience working in pharmaceutical services. Clinical pharmacy experience and evidence of continuous education will be an added advantage.
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013
Office Cleaner
 
Purpose of role: To ensure that the offices, toilets, kitchen and stairs are kept in a clean and orderly condition
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Provide a high quality cleaning service that includes tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, emptying bins, and polishing surfaces including:-
  • Vacuum carpet and clean all offices
  • Wipe all surfaces
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Clean sinks, taps, draining board and basins
  • Clean each toilet
  • To ensure the cleanliness of kitchen at all times including, but not limited to, dishes, fridge/freezer, microwave and floor
  • To prepare for and clean up after all meetings within the office ensuring rooms and furnishings are cleaned where required following meetings
  • Conduct a weekly stock check to ensure adequate stocks of cleaning materials, hygiene supplies and kitchen items such as tea / coffee etc. liaising with the Executive Assistant to ensure orders are placed
  • To observe and comply with company Health and Safety procedures
  • To help prepare, set up and dismantle furniture for staff training as required
  • To prepare or organise refreshments as appropriate for meetings being held in the offices
  • To work within all areas in an appropriate professional manner
  • To when needed deputise for the receptionist/messenger
Specification
  • Previous experience of cleaning, including the use of chemicals and using cleaning machinery safely
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Experience of preparation of light refreshments (tea / coffee etc) for meetings
  • Experience of organising outside catering for meetings
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and cleaning to a high standard
Education & Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in similar role
  • Certificate holder
  • Diploma holder – added advantage
  • Reception experience added advantage
  • Personal Attributes
  • Confident, reliable, common sense and professional manner
  • Be self motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent Time Keeping
  • Ambitious and flexible, open to doing different duties .
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Responsibilities

 
This position will provide support for company’s Projects and be responsible for providing effective and efficient project support to meet project objectives. 
This position is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities for company’s projects. 
Main duties will include:
  • working with Manager, Projects and External Relations, coordinate M&E activities to ensure monitoring and evaluation activities are planned, implemented and reported in an efficient, effective and timely manner
  • coordinating activities and participating as appropriate in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • assisting in developing the overall framework and strategy for project M&E e.g. annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned
  • undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed
  • preparing reports on monitoring and evaluation activities, as required
  • participating in tracking project control measures to ensure timely project implementation
  • identifying and providing technical support requirements for monitoring of implemented interventions at all levels of project implementation
  • maintaining efficient electronic and manual filing systems for project monitoring & evaluation information any other monitoring and evaluation duties as assigned by the Director
The company’s Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be appointed for three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. 
The position will require travel to regional areas in East Africa.
Requirements
 
Applicants should:
  • hold an MA Degree in Statistics, Sociology, Economics or related field
  • have a minimum of five years similar or related work experience
  • have excellent communication skills both in English and Kiswahili. High level of written English skills essential
  • have demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • be proficient in MS Office applications including high level skills in Excel
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013
HR Business Partner

Nairobi Based

Job Ref:
MN 5780

For a leading group operating across East Africa.

Must be a graduate with 5-7 years HR experience with HR Diploma, membership of IHRM and conversant with HR software systems and practical knowledge of Kenyan Labour Laws.
 
Very very urgent. 
Apply today 29th May 2013 or latest 10am, 30th May 2013 with disclosure of your current gross monthly salary and expected salary.
 
Apply to recruit@manpowerservicesgroup.com.
Act Change Transform (Act!) is a Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization that was registered in September 2001 as Pact Kenya. 
It rebranded in September 2011 to become a fully autonomous Kenyan NGO. 
Act!’s mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities, in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. 
Act! focuses on four thematic platforms: Democracy and Human Rights, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Peace Building and Conflict Transformation and Livelihood Enhancement. 
Since 2006, Act! has been hosting the National Coordination office for the Self-Help Group Program in Kenya. 
This program seeks to empower very poor women and children economically, socially and politically through self-help groups. 
The program is currently working in partnership with 14 local organizations in various rural and slum communities in Kenya with funding from Kindernothilfe, Germany.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated and competent individual to take up the following position:
 
Self Help Group (SHG) National Coordinator
 
Reporting to the Livelihoods Platform Manager at Act!, the SHG National Coordinator will be based in Nairobi and will provide strategic leadership and overall Coordination of the Self Help Group Program in Kenya.
 
Specific responsibilities:
  • Coordinating the work of the NGOs who implement the Self Help Approach in Kenya
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the implementing organizations and provide feedback
  • Organize regular partner forums to give inputs and share experiences on SHG implementation in the country
  • Develop and support a team of TOTs to assist in capacity building and monitoring of the program
  • Appraise project-proposals and discuss the implementation strategy with potential partners
  • Prepare program proposals, budgets, work-plans and reports as required
  • Support partner organizations to initiate additional fund raising for SHG promotion and application of SHG approach as entry and exit of children and youth development projects.
  • Promoting and creating awareness on the concept to other interested organizations.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the program partners, donors and with other external stakeholders
  • Supervise the work of the SHG Program staff, interns and Consultants
  • Raise, create awareness and lobby government offices and formal banking system / micro-finance institutions to support the Approach or support SHG partners to do so
  • Maintaining a Resource Bank for use by implementing organizations , especially in the fields of relevant skills, appropriate technology, micro-credit, entrepreneurship and other service providers relevant to this approach
  • Attend African SHG Coordinators meetings
Qualifications, experience and skills:
 
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in their job include:
  • An advanced degree in social sciences
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in managing development programmes
  • Knowledge and interest in gender and children issues
  • Experience in facilitating participatory processes in communities
  • Strong co-ordination and organizational skills
  • Good documentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong networking and partnership building skills
  • Open to learning new approaches
  • Highly proficient in Ms Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, Outlook
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the areas of operation, work extended periods in the field and interact effectively with local communities
Applicants will be required to submit 
(1) detailed and current CV 
(2) cover letter demonstrating why they qualify for this position 
(3) contact information for 3 referees; and 
(4) indicate your salary expectation. 
If you are confident that you meet the requirements for this position, please submit your application and CV electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke
 
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
 
Act! is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Could your idea be the next medical breakthrough?

Trust in Science is a research programme funded by GlaxoSmithKline, designed to build a sustainable, long-term scientific research base in Africa, to deliver medicines that are specific to patient needs in Africa. 
GSK invites medical scientists to submit high quality research proposals for review
Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to collaborate with GSK scientists and receive funding with the aim of delivering ground breaking scientific research.

To be considered for funding, submit your research idea to
www.gsk.com/trustinscienceafrica
 
Deadline for Submissions: 31st May 2013
 
GlaxoSmithKline Limited
P.O. Box 78392, 00507, 
Viwandani, Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Tel: (020) 6933200, 
Fax (020) 6933385
Sales and Marketing Manager
 
Job Description:
 
The incumbent will plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the sales and marketing activities of the organization.
 
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Commerce, Economics or Engineering,
  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in sales and marketing
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas industry is a definite advantage
  • Membership to a professional organization is desirable
Personal Requirements
 
Creativity, persistent and motivated, able to lead and persuade people, enquiring and analytical ,good at networking, good communication skills, planning skills, able to work under pressure.
 
“The bottom line in this job is the revenue so it is important to have drive, motivation and commitment  to reach your targets and goals”

Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed CV to humanresource254@yahoo.com. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th June 2013.
Sales and Marketing Manager
 
Job Description:
 
The incumbent will plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the sales and marketing activities of the organization.
 
Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Commerce, Economics or Engineering,
  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in sales and marketing
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas industry is a definite advantage
  • Membership to a professional organization is desirable
Personal Requirements
 
Creativity, persistent and motivated, able to lead and persuade people, enquiring and analytical ,good at networking, good communication skills, planning skills, able to work under pressure.
 
“The bottom line in this job is the revenue so it is important to have drive, motivation and commitment  to reach your targets and goals”

Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed CV to humanresource254@yahoo.com. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th June 2013.
Murang’a University College
 
(A Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)
 
Design Competition for New Logo and Motto for Murang’a University College
 
The College is inviting designers to compete in the search of logo. 
The new logo will be used on official letter heads, banners, flags, brochures, business cards, vehicles and souvenirs of the University College.
 
Technical design requirements are:
  • The new logo should represent the University College and its mandate as an education institution.
  • The logo should have the full name (Murang’a University College) and a suggested MOTTO.
  • The logo should be unique, trendy and innovative and should not resemble any other logos of any kind.
  • Competitors should guarantee that the proposed logo does not interfere with any third party rights or infringe on any copyright.
  • The logo should capture the religious aspirations of the people and salient features of the locality.
  • The logo should be simple, precise and easy to understand. The logo colours should be lime green, sky blue, light yellow and colours used should capture sunshine growth technology and innovation. A Black & White edition should be included and should be presented on ordinary paper.
  • The logo will be done by using the common design programs with scale of 28x20 cm and resolution of 300 pixel/inch.
  • By submitting the logo design you agree to transfer copyright of the design to Murang’a University College.
Prize
 
The winner of the competition will receive a prize of Ksh.100,000 while the first and the second runners up will receive consolation prizes of Ksh.50,000 and Ksh.25,000, respectively
 
The complete logo with motto designs should be delivered in a plain sealed envelope (With a CD of the designs) labeled MURANG’A UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LOGO’ and send to:
 
The Principal
Murang’a University College
P.O Box 75-10200 
Murang’a
 
Or Be deposited in the Tender Box located at the reception at the University College 
so as to reach her on or before Tuesday 18th June 2013 at 10.00 AM. 
The designers or their representatives are invited to attend the opening at the closing time.
Murang’a University College
 
(A Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)
 
Design Competition for New Logo and Motto for Murang’a University College
 
The College is inviting designers to compete in the search of logo. 
The new logo will be used on official letter heads, banners, flags, brochures, business cards, vehicles and souvenirs of the University College.
 
Technical design requirements are:
  • The new logo should represent the University College and its mandate as an education institution.
  • The logo should have the full name (Murang’a University College) and a suggested MOTTO.
  • The logo should be unique, trendy and innovative and should not resemble any other logos of any kind.
  • Competitors should guarantee that the proposed logo does not interfere with any third party rights or infringe on any copyright.
  • The logo should capture the religious aspirations of the people and salient features of the locality.
  • The logo should be simple, precise and easy to understand. The logo colours should be lime green, sky blue, light yellow and colours used should capture sunshine growth technology and innovation. A Black & White edition should be included and should be presented on ordinary paper.
  • The logo will be done by using the common design programs with scale of 28x20 cm and resolution of 300 pixel/inch.
  • By submitting the logo design you agree to transfer copyright of the design to Murang’a University College.
Prize
 
The winner of the competition will receive a prize of Ksh.100,000 while the first and the second runners up will receive consolation prizes of Ksh.50,000 and Ksh.25,000, respectively
 
The complete logo with motto designs should be delivered in a plain sealed envelope (With a CD of the designs) labeled MURANG’A UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LOGO’ and send to:
 
The Principal
Murang’a University College
P.O Box 75-10200 
Murang’a
 
Or Be deposited in the Tender Box located at the reception at the University College 
so as to reach her on or before Tuesday 18th June 2013 at 10.00 AM. 
The designers or their representatives are invited to attend the opening at the closing time.
Are you a good academic writer with good grammatical and reference styles knowledge?
 
Do you have an anti plagiarism software?
 
Are you ready to start write today?

If your answer to the above is yes,

make an application for academic writing indicating your subjects preference and level of education.

We pay from 500.00 per double spaced page on 15th and 30th day of the month

Be ready to start writing today.

We only accept serious and ready to write writers.

Email: academicresearchwork@live.com
We are looking for a Shop Attendant for a Perfume shop to start ASAP!
 
R u above 18 years with a National Identity Card?
 
Do u have a KRA Pin number?
 
At least KCSE education level
 
R u fluent in English and Swahili and eloquent?
 
R u results oriented and able to work with minimal supervision?
 
R u trustworthy?
 
Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills?
 
Willing to work late into the night?

If YES, plz send a copy of ur CV (copy & paste as email body) to vinkybeauty@rocketmail.com clearly stating salary expectation.

Be ready to start work 3rd June 2013
Vine Garden School is a private Christian School that values education, excellence and Christian principles. 
It is located in Ngong Town along Ngong - Nairobi Road at Scheme 305. 
We are looking for a qualified mature Christian to fill the position of  Deputy Head Teacher.
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Participates in the development of the policies that govern the daily running of the school
  • Coordinates the operations of the school
  • Oversees  strategy development, planning and execution of the same for the school
  • Supervises the staff in execution of the school programs
  • Manages the relationship between  the school and the stakeholders.
  • Fosters a healthy relationship for the Vine garden which includes- children, staff, parents, stakeholders in the ministry, vendors, etc.
  • Monitors, evaluates and prepares  reports on the learning process and the operations of the school
  • Is the link between the management and the school
  • Presides over all compliance  requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities Required
  • A Diploma or degree training  in Education
  • Good leadership and general management skills.
  • Strategic and innovative , Strong in execution and ability to mobilize the team in reaching the set goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and marketing skills
  • Experience in teaching in Primary level of education especially lower primary
  • Customer service orientation and ability to work with only occasional supervision.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with children
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Development is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in a  foreign language is an added advantage.
In addition to the above requirements, candidates are expected to:
  • Be committed born-again Christians.
  • Be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software.
  • Be knowledgeable in extracurricular activities
  • Have a practicing talent (drama, music, game)
  • Response to the job advert should be done by submitting the CV, an application letter, a completed resume summary interview form to the email below:
vinegardenschool@gmail.com
Vine Garden Management
Terms of Reference for a light study on Pastoralism in the Drylands in HECA Region
 
Introduction
 
Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering, and works in ten (10) countries
in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) out of which OGB focuses on eight (8). 
In a recent review of the country campaign and policy priorities; six out of eight countries that OGB works in highlighted pastoralism as a key priority. 
Pastoralism is mainly practised throughout areas of rural Somalia, that is, in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of northern and central Somalia, northern and north eastern Kenya, northern Tanzania, Karamoja area in Uganda as well as in South Sudan. 
Oxfam currently supports pastoralists’ communities along Somalia-Ethiopia border through a cross border disaster risk reduction initiative as well as pastoralists’ communities in the Karamoja area in Uganda and Ngorongoro area in northern Tanzania. 
Oxfam also provides support to communities in Kenya and South Sudan where pastoralism is part of the livelihood system of these communities.
 
Concerns have been raised about the future and viability of Pastoralism as a livelihood system. 
Some people see it as unproductive and associate the pastoral system with backwardness, conflicts, insecurity and poverty, others see it as a livelihood option for more able community members while others see is as an option for all communities in the drylands.
There is therefore a need to review what Oxfam has done on pastoralism so far especially drawing experiences from lesson learning from countries in the region. 
This therefore would call for a holistic review of what exists internally and externally as well as the current trends in an effort to find the best or most viable areas of intervention for pastoralism by Oxfam and best options to support Pastoralists’ Drylands communities.
 
At HECA, Oxfam is at a point where it is looking to strengthen the one programme approach where there are clear linkages and concrete approaches that support community initiatives that link response to emergencies to longer term programming and campaigning thereby improving on their adaptive capacity. 
Oxfam is also looking at developing a common position on pastoralism including what the role of Oxfam would look like.
 
Oxfam GB will use the study findings to come up with policies and strategies that provide a long-term vision in realizing lasting change of female and male members of pastoralists’ communities in the Drylands and other similar areas where Oxfam is present in the region. 
Similarly, Oxfam GB will use this study as an opportunity to ensure that a strong gender perspective is included in our pastoralists livelihood related work and those women in Drylands areas have their voices, priorities, capacities, ideas and aspirations driving advocacy and programming in building resilience.

The objectives of this consultancy are:
  1. To review and document what Oxfam has done on pastoralism so far drawing experiences from lesson learning and best practice information from countries in the region.
  2. Identify and document conditions and processes that help female and male members of pastoralist communities maintain their adaptive capacity in building resilience in their livelihood systems.
  3. Analyse and document viable livelihood options that pastoralists and other inhabitants (ensuring focus is on the poorest community members) have adopted in meeting their food security and other essential services needs in the Drylands of the Horn of Africa.
  4. Identify and provide recommendations on how to address economic and justice issues in the Somalia regional livestock trade that block women from fair market access.
  5. Examine the current existing pastoralism related policy in the region and identifying those that have worked well for them from those that are blockers in building resilience in their livelihood system.
  6. It’s expected the study findings will help Oxfam dialogue internally, build consensus and identify practical strategic priorities for support to pastoralism in the Drylands in the HECA region.
To achieve the above, it is important to undertake:
  1. A light touch trends analysis will be undertaken as well as mapping of current and potential stakeholders in the region looking at pastoralism in the Drylands with a focus on the poorest community members.
  2. Mapping and literature review of what research, initiatives and learning exists on pastoralism in the Drylands and women’s economic empowerment in HECA
  3. Desktop studies, interviews and focused groups discussions (FGD) to get all the information on pastoralism in the Drylands including looking at ensuring women are an integral part of the study.
To do this, Oxfam is looking to engage a consultant(s) to undertake some light research/survey for a period of one month to achieve the following;
  1. Collect and collate the existing information on pastoralism in the drylands at regional level including Oxfam GB’s work on the Regional Pastoral programme and the thinking that went into it as well as looking at evaluations and pastoral programmes designs from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Uganda, and Tanzania.
  2. Undertake a focussed group discussions (FGD) with representatives of pastoral communities in Somalia/Somaliland, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, and document information on their priorities, knowledge, capabilities, challenges and recommendations (disaggregated into women and men) in the Drylands.
  3. Look at the Regional Livelihoods Framework and assess how pastoralists’ livelihoods opportunities are addressed within the framework in building resilience in the Horn of Africa.
  4. Analyse and document all viable livelihood options that pastoralists as drylands communities (especially poorest members of communities) have adopted or could adopt in meeting their food security and other essential services needs in the Drylands in the region.
  5. Undertake a light assessment on challenges facing pastoralists and how they would want to resolve any risks and inequality they are facing in order to improve their livelihoods.
  6. Examine the current existing pastoralism related policy in the region and identifying those that have worked well and those that block resilience building in their livelihood system.
  7. Indicate best possible livelihoods options for Oxfam consideration in their support to pastoralists’ drylands communities especially those that would benefit women and the poorest members of the communities while taking into account equality and social justice in the next five years.
Duration: 1 month consultancy
 
The assignment is for 30 person-days, from commencement to completion. 
The following will be provided to Oxfam GB in the consultancy proposal:
  1. A proposal and Work plan (with clear time lines) and budget
  2. Summary of methodology, approach and tools to be used for information gathering, analysis, and documentation including how the needs of women will be addressed in the entire process.
  3. A clear proposal on the approach that will be taken to ensure that the consultant is able to identify and draw on marginalised voices, prioritise gender-sensitive community processes and how these information will be used to inform recommendations.
Person(s) Specification:
  • A thorough understanding of the HECA region and political landscape 
  • A strong understanding of dry lands issues especially pastoralist communities, resilience, emergencies response and policy arena of the region 
  • Strong experience in programme and policy development in organisations in this region 
  • Strong background in research and data analysis and synthesis 
  • Sound understanding of the major economic, social development and poverty issues in the region 
  • A strong understanding of Gender issues and gender mainstreaming, and ability to apply this within policy and advocacy work in the consultancy assignment. 
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills 
  • Excellent information gathering and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent written skills 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and dependable
Key Outputs Expected
 
Among others the following will be key deliverables expected by end of contract term
  1. 2 reports, that is, draft and final report (PDF, word) both in soft and hard copies
  2. Power point presentations for both the regional validation workshop and final report
  3. Putting together a regional report of not more than 15 - 25 pages and a 2 – 4 pager management summary and using agreed upon format between Oxfam and consultant before commencement of work
Proposed Timelines:

Dates and Activities

 
June 13 - 14: Meeting with Oxfam: Briefing & handing over all documents necessary for background information and agree on the work plan for the assignment.
 
June 15 -18: Travel to Uganda, Meet Karamoja team, Key informant interviews & FGD with representatives of pastoralists communities, Debriefing and travel back to Nairobi
 
June 18 – 22: Travel to Wajir, Meet Wajir Team (Somalia Field Office & Kenya Team), Key informant interviews & FGD with representatives of pastoralists’ communities, De-briefing & travel back to Nairobi.
 
June 23 – 29: Travel to Hargeisa, Meet Hargeisa and Jigjiga team, Key informant interviews & FGD with representatives of pastoralists’ communities, De-briefing & travel back to Nairobi.
 
July 5: Submission of Draft Report
 
July 09: Validation Workshop & Feedback
 
July 12: Handing over of the report
 
Documents to consult for the assignment
  1. Regional Pastoral Programme Strategy
  2. Evaluation Report of the Regional Pastoral Programme
  3. GROW Strategy & Work Plan 2013 - 2015
  4. JCASes Kenya, Uganda and Somalia And country strategies
  5. Cross-Border Pastoralists Programme (Somaliland/Ethiopia)
  6. AU Policy Framework on Pastoralism
  7. IGAD Regional Programming Paper (RPP) and Country Programming Papers (CPPs)
  8. IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRI)
  9. East Africa Community Protocols on Livestock
Some staff, stakeholders, Consortium & partners to meet
  1. Meet Oxfam leadership at the regional level, that is, RD, DRDs & Regional advisors.
  2. Meet Oxfam leadership at country level, that is, CDs and relevant program and policy people amongst others.
  3. IGAD Liaison Office, Nairobi – ICPALD, ICPAC & CEWARN
  4. Oxfam GB staff in the region and countries
  5. Oxfam affiliates in the three countries
  6. Somali NGO Consortium
  7. SOMREP Consortium
  8. REGLAP Consortium
Expected start date: June 13, 2013
 
Expected end date: July 12, 203
 
How to Apply:
 
Interested consultants/teams are invited to submit their applications to the: Email: hecajob@oxfam.org.uk 
Deadline for Submission June 8th 2013
Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
 
Kenya Electricity Expansion Project
 
Financial Management Specialist
 
Background
 
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP) whose development objectives are: 
(a) increase the capacity, efficiency and quality of electricity supply; and 
(b) expand access to electricity in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
 
To assist in the administrative responsibility for the day to day operations of the project, a Project Implementation Team (PIT) has been established under the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and reports to the Project Coordinator.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to fill the post of Financial Management Specialist (FMS) on a one year contract (Renewable).
 
Working closely with the Ministry’s project accountant as part of knowledge transfer, the main responsibilities of the FMS will be to:
  • Maintain efficient and effective financial management policies, systems and procedures for the KEEP in order to ensure that all project resources and finances are properly managed and controlled.
  • Maintain a sound financial and accounting system in accordance with GOK procedures and annually prepare the projects accounts in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards to meet the Project’s reporting obligations.
  • Monitor disbursements of the credit, and prepare withdrawal applications, including required supporting documentation.
  • Prepare projected cash flows and reports, budgets, and other financial reports on the project required for effective control of the budget.
  • Ensure that all books and financial reports are prepared accurately and audited in a timely manner, help accommodate audit undertaken by the Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO), and advise on corrective action as well as future prevention of any accounting, procurement, and financial management mistakes, errors or shortcomings.
  • Prepare monthly Government reporting returns, quarterly unaudited Interim Financial Reports (IFRs) and annual project financial and ensure that they are submitted within the stipulated deadlines
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, the applicant must:
  • Have at least a first degree in accounting or finance from a recognized University
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience; experience in the public service and donor funded projects is preferable.
  • Be proficient in advanced computer applications.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimum supervision.
  • Good analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a
  • team.
Applications with the applicant’s detailed curriculum vitae, including names and details of three referees, should be sent to the following address by 18th June 2013
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Nyayo House
P.O. Box 30582-00100
Nairobi Kenya
 
The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a private University in Kenya located in South C, off Popo Road, Nairobi.

We envision being the premier university in the provision  of innovative leadership and management solutions to industries and communities  worldwide, with a mission to provide quality education for transformational leadership and  excellence in management.

We are looking for dynamic, self driven and result oriented  professionals to fill the following positions:-

Senior Lecturers in the following disciplines;
 
a) Finance (2 positions)
 
b) Management (2 positions)
 
c) Leadership (2 positions)
 
d) Marketing (2 positions)

Ref: MUA/SL/02

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Must have a Ph.D. degree or its academic equivalent in the relevant field.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary research, teaching and academic /relevant industrial experience in the relevant field.
  • Must have taught in a University at the lecturer level or engaged as a researcher in a recognized research organization.
  • Must have at least four (4) articles in refereed journals.
  • OR at least one refereed book in his/her professional area published by recognized publishers, plus two articles
Those with Masters Degree and having registered for a PhD will also be considered if they meet the following requirements:-
  • Must have a Masters Degree in the relevant area plus five (5) years of University teaching or research experience after becoming Lecturer or Research Fellow.
  • Must have at least three (3) publications in refereed journals.
  • OR one (1) book plus two (2) articles in the relevant area since becoming a Lecturer or Research Fellow.
  • Should have successfully supervised postgraduate degree students or should have been a research team leader or principal investigator in the project.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Should have evidence of continued research or effective teaching.
  • Should have evidence of contribution to University life through active participation in meetings and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Should be a member of a recognized and relevant professional body.
All applicants should be of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

How to Apply


Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements above should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, email address, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th June 2013.

The Vice-Chancellor,
The Management University of Africa,
P. O. Box 29677 – 00100,
Nairobi

Email: vc@mua.ac.ke

The Management University of Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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