Position Title: Technical Services Officer

Reports To:
Technical Services Manager

Grade Level: Officer

Positions Supervised: One

Job Purpose
  • Provide maintenance and support for Technology Support equipment and assist in the general IT operations of the FEP Group of Companies;
  • Assistance with Web-related work; teleconferences; and staff hardware, software, and  peripheral installations, repair, and troubleshooting;
  • To train staff on use of IT and IS so as to realize effectiveness and efficiency at all levels of work;
  • To administer MS Outlook in the Group and all Affiliate offices;
  • To coordinate implementation of FEP Group business applications and support all related activities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Support, administer and operate the key business applications, including hardware and software infrastructure needed to keep them running;
  • Ensure that hardware and software are maintained in optimum operating condition to allow maximum utilization by staff;
  • Manage and administer the installation of new hardware and software, as well as provide for the training of staff on the new hardware and software applications;
  • Through the line supervisor, make recommendations on the acquisition of new technologies;
  • Provide capacity building to staff on FEP Group business application so that users are self-reliant;
  • Establish a consultative relationship with all staff, so as to provide staff with timely advice on IT;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the IT Technical Manager;
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings as may be required from time to time.

Education & Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university in computer science or related studies;
  • CCNA and MCSE; CCNA and MCSE; Microsoft Windows and Office, MS Outlook administration and data base management, proficiency with all hardware aspects of supporting and maintaining information systems.
  • 1 year experience in a busy organization.
Other Key Competencies and Skills
  • Proficiency with all hardware aspects of supporting and maintaining information systems; 
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and written, in a very clear and understandable manner.
To apply, send your cover letter and Resume to vacancies@fep-group.com on or before 30th January 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.     

A private high school in Kiserian urgently requires a teacher in the following speciality: Business, Geo / CRE.
Please call 0720340280 

Imagine IMC Limited is an agency that exists to create inspiring relationships between brands and customers, whether through traditional advertising media like TV, radio, and print, PR or other channels like events which give people the chance to experience brands directly.

We are looking for a high caliber individual to fill the position of an Internal Auditor.

The Agency’s internal audit function is an independent and objective activity designed to add value and improve our operations.
Reporting to the company CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting independent and objective audit engagements in accordance with the agency’s Audit Plan and programs, policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will be expected to ensure the agency is currently tax compliant, conduct backtracks for tax compliancy for historical accounting periods.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Carry out periodic risk assessment and measurement of risk across the agency
  • Review periodic management accounts and reconciliations, debtor statement reconciliations for accuracy and completeness
  • Develop and implement relevant audit programmes and test
  • Leading discussions on Internal Audit and Risk recommendations and agreed remedial actions and plans at audit review meetings
  • Carry out physical verification of assets
  • Review the fixed assets register for completeness and accuracy and obtain explanations for variances noted between book values and physical values
  • Participate in the budget process and prepare internal audit report
  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information
  • Conduct special audits and investigations and report on observations, findings and recommendations
  • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal accounting and operating controls, governance and risk management processes within the Agency
  • Establish quarterly audit plan and audit programs
  • Take responsibility for coordinating external audit processes to completion. Work closely with external auditors and provide relevant support as required
  • Execute audit plans and document audit observations, findings and recommendations
  • Follow up outstanding issues to ensure appropriate corrective actions after external audits
  • Perform post-audit follow-up to determine the extent of implementation of audit recommendations
  • Liaise with departmental heads to ensure audit findings and recommendations are accepted and implemented
  • Develop and issue concise draft reports that present findings, risk implications, recommendations for review by the CEO
  • Evaluate and Review the accuracy and reliability of accounting records and financial & operating reports
The candidate shall have the following knowledge and experience, competencies and skills:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field (Accounting or Finance option) from a recognized university
  • 2-3 years post qualification experience as an internal auditor
  • Possess a Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K) or ACCA (UK)
  • CISA, Certified Information System Auditor qualification will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to pay attention to deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Detailed understanding of the roles and functions of an internal audit department
  • Good personal judgment, initiative, creativity and maturity
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Good understanding of internal audit, risk, accounting, and business issues. Knowledge of internal audit standards and best practices from relevant institutions such as IIA (The Institute of Internal Auditors)
  • Must be pro-active, a self-starter and have the ability to anticipate and advice
Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to talent@imagineimc.co.ke
On the subject line, quote the position you are applying for.
Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

Deadline for application is 1/02/2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Do you have a passion for writing? 

Are you creative? 

Are you a good researcher? 

Do you posses’ excellent English grammar skills? 

Can you churn out good creative pieces within no time? 

Are you a disciplined writer able to follow rules and regulations set?

Then we are looking for you!

Requirements for this job:
  • Must have reliable internet connection with a computer.
  • Fast in typing and be able to submit projects within the stipulated time .
  • Fluent in English, Able to write flawlessly.
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Eager to learn. Disciplined and able to follow simple instructions and deadlines.
  • MUST write 100% original content, No duplicate articles.
  • MUST follow instructions.
  • Minimum of 6 articles per day.
  • Understanding of SEO will be an added advantage
Graduate with a Bachelors or Masters or currently pursuing a degree course. 

Those with Diplomas can apply if they have excellent writing skills.

Kindly take note that this is a fulltime job and if selected as a writer you are required to be online for the better part of the day. Flexible working hours are available.

Salary: Kes 200 per  500 worded article
To apply, send your CV to thearticlewriter228@gmail.com

NB: Paste your CV and the sample article if any into the email. Attachments will not be opened.

UNV Assignment Title: County Resource Conflict Monitor

Type of Assignment: National UN Volunteer

Project Title: Armed Violence and Small Arms Reduction in Pastoralist Areas

Duration: One Year
Location, Country: Kenya (Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera and Turkana)
Expected Starting Date: As soon as possible

About UNV

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.

Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. 

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. 

In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. 

Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. 

This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Brief Project Description

The project aims to consolidate the successes of previous intervention through strengthening capacity of national and county level institutions to respond effectively to armed violence, including violence precipitated by drought and dwindling natural resources; consolidating peace in pastoralists’ areas
through peace dividend and livelihood diversification projects; responding to the challenges posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons; addressing cross-border peace challenges and mainstreaming the role of women, youth and the physically challenged in armed violence reduction and in peace building in pastoralists areas in Kenya.

The project is being implemented by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) with National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management (NSC), Kenya National Focal Point on small arms (KNFP) being the other collaborating agencies. 

The UNV will be based at the County office of the NDMA in the following counties: Marsabit; Isiolo; Mandera; and Turkana.

Description of Assignment

Under the direct supervision of Drought Management Officer (DMO) in the relevant Counties, and National Project Officer at the NDMA, the UN Volunteer will, among other tasks:
  • Assist the DMO in County level matters concerning the design, execution and evaluation of armed violence and small arms reduction project, monitoring of natural resource conflicts, and supporting the Drought Early Warning Bulletins with input on conflict early warning.
  • Advise and assist the District Peace Committees (DPCs) in the execution of their activities including prioritization of peace dividend projects and technical support to peace-building efforts, taking into account administrative and programme rules and regulations of UNDP and GoK.
  • Act as the focal person for the NDMA, NSC, KNFP and other partners in execution of the peace building and small arms control activities at the County level
  • Perform the functions of the County Resource Conflict Monitor, as well as Peace Monitor, in relation to conflict early warning and response mechanism undertaken by NSC
  • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to promote the ethos of volunteerism by strengthening their knowledge and contributing their experiences in the course of the assignment.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree in any social sciences discipline including community development, political science, social work, conflict management and peace building
  • Proficiency in MS Office software packages and Internet use
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience at national level in community development work particularly in arid Counties, which should include, conflict, disaster and natural resource management
  • Understanding of development issues in pastoral communities of northern Kenya
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of a local language spoken in the relevant County (Borana/Gabbra, Rendille, Samburu, Somali, and Turkana) would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team, inspiring confidence and ability to work collaboratively with other people
  • Adaptability and ability to handle stressful situations
  • Display commitment and direction: volunteerism and volunteer vision and strategic goals and achievement
  • Ability to translate strategic aims into achievable plans, with established priorities, monitor them, making periodic adjustments as required
  • Good analytic capabilities
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of sensitivity to the changing environment where activities are carried out
Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their curriculum vitae marked “UNV County Resource Conflict Monitor” as well as the County you’re applying for by email to: unvkenya@undp.org by 31st January 2013. 

The title of the post must appear in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates for the advertised positions will be contacted.

“The UN is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

Position: Sales Engineer


Industry: Security systems

Our client, a leading distributor of security products in East African region is looking for a Sales Engineer. 

The ideal candidates will be responsible for leading sales for networking products. 

Additionally, the Sales Engineer will provide support and leadership in networking design and architecture as well as provide product updates and advice to clients. 

He or she will also present recommendations to clients regarding networking configuration and will be responsible for the development of the project scope and the development of the proposals
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide advanced presales support for networking opportunities
  • Provide a lead role in the sales of Cisco architectural solutions including UC and Video
  • Translate complex business requirements into Network solutions.
  • Develop overall Network solutions including high-level design, statement of work, and bills of materials.
  • Present solutions to client.
  • Provide support for internal teams for networking solutions.
  • Provide advice regarding architectural questions, product prerequisites, product features, etc.
  • Assist teammates with BOM development for Network solutions.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key partners.
  • Attend key partner events and training sessions.
  • Continued training to maintain expertise.
  • Maintain professional relationships with teammates, partners and clients.
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Degree in Computer Science , Electrical ,Electronics Engineering
  • Network Industry Certification preferred (e.g. Cisco CCIE).
  • 3 years experience with Network technologies.
  • Experience in technical presales preferred.
  • Experience with data center,  routing/switching, and voice solutions  (Cisco Specific is required)
To apply, send your CV only to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday 28th January 2013.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant positions to be based at Kakuma Refugee Camp:

Secondary School Teachers

In the below mentioned subject combinations:-
  • English and Literature
  • Biology / Agriculture
  • Chemistry / Mathematics
  • Chemistry / Biology
  • Mathematics / Business Studies
  • Kiswahili / Geography
  • Mathematics / Physics
Duties and Responsibilities include among others:
  • Preparation of Lesson Plan, Schemes of Work, Lesson Notes, Progress records, Tests and Assignments, etc
  • Submission of professional documents to the Director of Studies at the beginning of every term for approval
  • Identify and recommend subject/course books for use in teaching of the subject
  • Participate and contribute to the development of the school master timetable
  • Prepare a personal timetable based on the master timetable of the school
  • Keep an inventory of teaching and learning materials under their custody
  • Carrying out remedial classes at regular intervals to support weak learners
  • Review and adopt new teaching methods/strategies that will lead to greater academic achievement for students
  • Marking, grading and analysis of learners performance in examinations
  • Develop high stands of competition and discipline in students through different sporting activities
Professional Qualification and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Education Degree in the relevant subject area or general degree with post graduate qualification in education
  • At least 1 year teaching experience
  • Experience in management position like head of subject, HOD will be an added advantage
“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”
Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. 

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 23rd January, 2013:
C/o Office Administrator, 
P.O. Box 48, Kakuma, Kenya
Or e-mail to: lwfkakuma@gmail.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more details, visit our website: www.lwf-kenya.

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