Title: KenCall IT Internship

Deadline: 22-02-13

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Openings: 6

Description

We are currently looking for dedicated, energetic and proactive individuals to join our IT team in an internship position. 

The Help Desk Support Intern will have the responsibility of assisting users on various hardware or software related issues. 

This candidate will also provide IT support to all employees.
 
 Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoot, research, and resolve technical problems
  • Respond to telephone calls, instant messages, email and personnel requests for technical support
  • Document, track, and monitor all problems to ensure a timely resolution
  • Support, monitor, test, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems pertaining to LAN
  • Recommend and schedule repairs, via vendors or hands on.
  • Install and configure workstations based on company needs and requirements
  • Provide end users support for all LAN- based applications
  • Update all IT related inventory
  • Installation, uninstallation of software
  • Perform other duties or special projects as requested related to area of responsibility
  • Moving and Setting up of IT equipment
Personal Attributes

Must have
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The desire to learn and is not afraid to ask questions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Dependable
  • Must be highly motivated and committed to achieving results
  • Ability to work under little supervision while meeting deliverables
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
Personal Requirements

Educational and/or Other Requirements/Qualifications
  • Minimum – IT diploma
  • Flexibility to work in shifts including weekend and nightshifts whenever needed.
  • Use of computer terminals requiring frequent mental and visual attention; and able to lift\carry servers, PCs, and other computer hardware.
  • Must be willing to work in a diverse, dynamic environment and want to be part of a fun, super-skilled team.
How to apply


Passionate about children’s early literacy?

Interested in joining the African Storybook Project’s founding team?
Saide’s recently established, innovative African Storybook Project aims to support early literacy development through creating and stimulating the use of a website and digital library of openly licensed local language stories for the first few years of reading.
 
Founded in 1992 as an educational Trust, Saide strives to increase access to quality cost-effective education through  the use of open learning approaches, quality distance education strategies, and appropriate technology in South Africa and the African region.
 
Saide seeks to appoint two dynamic professionals from 2013 to 2016 to be based at our offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Director: Partner Development
 
(full time contract position until December 2016)
 
The incumbent will be responsible for international advocacy, for developing mutually beneficial partnerships with a wide range of children’s literacy organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, and for providing leadership, management and strategic guidance for the effective use of the website and its openly licensed stories in the pilot countries - Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.
 
Requirements:
  • Strong advocacy and networking skills, and the ability to communicate the vision, objectives, tools, and lessons of experience of the project to a wide range of audiences;
  • Ability to engage critically with the development of the website with the support of specialists in the field;
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership;
  • Competence in managing people and complex projects;
  • Masters degree in a relevant area.
Knowledge of one or more local African languages will be an advantage.
 
The incumbent must be prepared to travel widely in the African region and elsewhere as required.

Children’s Literature Digital Publisher 

(full or major time contract position until December 2016)
 
The key role for this position is to lead and manage the acquisition and digital publication of a critical mass of stories in local languages for early reading.
 
Requirements:
  • Passion for and knowledge of African children’s literature for the early years, including emergent literacy;
  • Ability to write for children;
  • Knowledge and experience of publishing on the web;
  • Ability to manage a publishing process, with a good design sense and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to professional learning, particularly in alternative publishing models and open licensing;
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of one or more African languages;
  • At least an Honours level qualification in a relevant area.  
Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants are required to submit a written one page motivation, CV and the names and contact details of three work-related referees via email, by 18 February 2013 to: 

Ms. Maureen Madonsela,
e-mail: aspvacancies@saide.org.za 

Tel: (011) 403 2813 

Website: www.saide.org.za
 
More comprehensive project and position descriptions are available on the website. 

Real Estate Manager 

Background
 
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 

We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 

We launched our first clinics Nairobi last year, and plan to expand within Nairobi and to other locations in the region.

Job Summary
 
Jacaranda recently opened our first maternity hospital on the Eastern Bypass just before Ruiru town; we also operate mobile clinic services providing antenatal care at community sites around northeastern Nairobi. 

We plan further expansion in Nairobi later this year.
 
To support our expansion, we seek an experienced professional to oversee key components of Jacaranda’s growth. 

In particular, as we open new facilities, we need dedicated leadership on the search for new rental properties, negotiation of deals with landlords, and construction/renovation of the premises to achieve our clinical needs. 

This person will work closely with our marketing team to assess the suitability of potential areas for expansion, and with our clinical operations team to develop suitable plans for the facility.

We need someone with strong expertise in real estate negotiations, architecture, and/or construction project management. 

The ideal candidate would have some experience with these issues in a health care setting in particular. 

The successful candidate will also have experience managing staff, strong computer skills, and a self-starting nature.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop annual workplans that align with Jacaranda’s expansion goals
  • Maintain an ongoing list of criteria for Jacaranda facilities in order to guide our searches
  • Directly and through other staff, conduct searches for properties for new facilities
  • Conduct due diligence on properties, including verification of valid titles, assessment of security and other local conditions, and assessment by local health authorities.
  • Negotiate with landlords on rental terms
  • Engage architects and other consultants to develop feasibility assessments and architectural plans
  • Select contractors for works to be done via a competitive process, and supervise their work to a high standard of quality
  • Conduct smooth handoffs of maintenance responsibilities to clinical staff
  • Serve as ongoing point of contact for relationships with landlords
Desired Qualifications
 
The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject; additional qualifications in a relevant field such as architecture would be an advantage
  • 6-10 years’ experience in real estate, construction management, or other relevant fields
  • Additional experience in hospital facility standards, infection prevention, quality improvement, interior design, etc. would be desirable
  • Strong organizational and management skills, and ability to supervise a team of 2-4 permanent and/or short term staff
  • Ability to form relationships with outside vendors and advocate for Jacaranda’s interests
  • Excellent reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
Additional Comments
 
Interested candidates may apply by:
 
1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/dvIOB.
 
2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacararandahealth.org.

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. 

No calls please.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 15. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Technology Manager  

Background
 
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 

We launched our first clinics Nairobi last year, and plan to expand within Nairobi and to other locations in the region.

Job Summary
 
Jacaranda is seeking an experienced product manager or developer to oversee Jacaranda’s technology strategy, engage and manage outside developers on projects, and do maintain current systems. 

We need someone who is adaptable and flexible, and who is equally comfortable coding, developing partnerships, managing timelines, and doing basic IT troubleshooting.

At Jacaranda, we rely on IT to communicate with the women we serve, support our clinicians, and understand our social impact. 

We want to assemble a portfolio of technologies by using open source software, working with technology partners and consultants, and where necessary developing in-house solutions. 

Examples of priority technology projects for us in the near term include:
  • Strengthen our use of two-way communication from electronic medical records: conduct user testing of decision support information in the outpatient setting, and explore new platforms like Android tablets to augment our care during deliveries
  • Expand our use of SMS-based outreach and integrating messaging platforms with our back-end data systems
  • Develop the next generation of our mobile phone-based savings product; explore new partnerships with payment intermediaries; integrate our savings data with other aspects of our services
  • Manage integration of IT with clinical systems like inventory management, emergency transport, etc.
This person needs to be comfortable working independently; while this role will have many opportunities to engage with other innovators in health technologies, on a day-to-day basis this position will be Jacaranda’s sole full-time staff member with a programming background.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee Jacaranda’s technology strategy, with input from the management team
  • Manage the scoping and implementation of technology projects (e.g., new clinical tools, systems to track client data, financial products). This will entail a mix of hands-on programming, hiring and managing outside developers when needed, and engaging with external partners
  • Support Jacaranda’s other departments in their IT needs
  • Conduct ongoing training for staff as part of rolling out new systems
  • Maintain quality documentation of all products
Desired Qualifications
  • 5-7 years’ experience in software development and/or product management experience in a fast-paced technology company
  • Highly organized: able to determine priorities and juggle multiple deadlines; a preference for multi-tasking
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Desired: experience working with open-source electronic medical records systems, deep knowledge of Java, Python/Django, and Android development
  • Experience managing the work of other developers
  • Excellent reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
Additional Comments
 
Interested candidates may apply by:
 
1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/lTHPg
 
2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacararandahealth.org.

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. 

No calls please. 

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 15. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The Organisation:
Viva Afya Ltd is a healthcare organization whose objectives are to establish and provide management services for health clinics, known as Viva Afya Clinics, making them efficient and affordable for the low to middle income groups in urban centres. 

For more information visit www.vivaafya.co.ke

Position Title: Marketing Manager
 
Purpose
 
The marketing manager is responsible for drafting the marketing strategy and subsequently developing and executing marketing projects, lead generation programs, product launches, and client communications for the assigned markets and solutions. 

In this role, he/she will be responsible for messaging that is on target, clear and compelling; a marketing mix that effectively reaches the target external audiences to generate interest and drive qualified leads that help grow the sales pipeline, while managing to a budget.

Specifically:-
  • Devise and implement a Marketing Plan for Viva Afya Clinics’ specified customer segment to support the achievement of the overall Business Plan and the generation of increased income
  • Understand the environment and structure in which Viva Afya operates and build a high performance sales team within the organization, consisting of community based sales agents and community-mobilisers
  • Establish campaigns and communication strategies in liaison with staff technical experts.
  • Develop new products for corporate and retail clients in each region.
  • Develop and implementing clear, innovative and creative marketing and sales strategy for Viva Afya Clinics that are responsive to the Viva Afya’s customer segments.
  • Implement new branding guidelines and manage the re-branding process for Viva Afya Clinics.
Qualifications, Skills and Experiences
  • A good first degree or similar educational achievement- marketing focus preferred
  • 2-3 years of work experience in sales, marketing or business development, with a
  • preference for experience managing a marketing team in healthcare sector.
  • Well-organised, good planner with experience of working to deadlines and budgets.
  • Self starter and inquisitive
  • Experience of marketing and selling services to consumers and business to business
  • Analytical and strategic thinker, capable and experienced in developing and implementing tactical plans
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident communicator with people at all levels internally and externally with the ability to adapt communication to different audiences
  • Willingness to travel
Please send your application with detailed CV to the Human Resources Manager, Viva Afya Ltd,
gkamero@yahoo.com by 15th February 2013 .

Position: Tech. Sales Manager

Grade: Level 4
 
Reports To: Commercial Manager
 
Supervision: None
 
Main External Contacts: Clients
 
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • Commercial Manager
  • Regional Sales Managers
  • Finance department
  • Store Assistant
Broad Function
 
The Sales Representative is responsible for marketing, promoting and selling the data & telecoms products within the designated region
 
Primary Duties/Responsibilities
  • Achieve monthly and annual sales targets as agreed with supervisor.
  • Promote, seek and secure sales orders for company products by visiting current and potential customers.
  • Liaise with architects, developers, consulting engineers, contractors and distributors to market and sell the products to them and also offer training.
  • Develop technical working relationships and partnerships with other players in the industry
  • Keep distributors aligned to the agreed plans especially with regard to providing technical support and customer training
  • Assist in product diversification
  • Prepare and submit sales reports as required.
  • Study market trends and carry out market intelligence to establish competitor activity and market trends.
  • Make regular sales calls and follow ups to clients regarding their requirements and give a report to the management team
  • Participate in sales and marketing events, such as shows, exhibitions and fairs to give technical insights to clients and potential clients
  • With the rest of the sales team, train and supervise sales promoters carrying out special promotion events and ensure effective execution of their tasks
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate diploma in Marketing or Business Management.
Experience
  • At least 3 years’ relevant working experience in sales and marketing in a technical environment
Skills
  • Conversant with structured cabling systems, Local Area Networks and the various brands of LAN cables available in the market.
  • Good knowledge of the telecommunications industry in the region
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good team player skills
  • Computer literacy including office applications, such as MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to apply
 
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: email address: therecexpert@gmail.com

Applications should be received by 18th February 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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