A Leading SACCO in Thika Town

Internal Auditor

Duties and Responsibilities
 
Reports to the Board with a dotted line to the C.E.O.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a sound audit manual detailing audit practices, procedures and standards.
  • Plan and execute operational, information system and other investigative audits.
  • Monitor compliance with the law, the regulations, policies and procedures with respect to the Sacco’s operations in the course of discharge of its mandate.
  • Appraise the effectiveness and efficiency of financial, information systems and administrative controls.
  • Monitor status of the implementation of approved audit recommendations.
  • Develop risk and compliance framework on the Sacco’s overall risk management strategies and annual work plans.
  • Undertake risk assessment and make necessary recommendations.
  • Train and create awareness throughout the organization on risk identification and management.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Sacco’s Audit Board Committee in consultation with the office of the CEO.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title (Internal Auditor SACCO Job) on the email subject to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke.

Please indicate current or last salary.

Position Announcement - International Livestock Research Institute

Capacity Development Specialist

Position Ref:
CDS/CRP/01/13

Base salary dependent on experience - starting from USD 45,000 - 55,000 per annum Total salary & international benefits package circa USD 84,000 - 93,000per annum (tax free*)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity development to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the CGIAR. 

ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI will be working on a number of CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) that brings together CGIAR centres and partners from the research, development and private sector communities around the world.

The Position ILRI seeks to recruit a Capacity Development Specialist to enhance ILRI’s contribution to the capacity development aspects of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish (http://livestockfish.cgiar.org/). 

The assignment involves working with research leaders and our research-for-development partners to convert research outputs and tools into training media and a strategy to ensure effective dissemination and uptake among our research team and target beneficiaries. 

This will be achieved both through implementing the relevant activities personally and through collaboration with partners. 

The capacity development strategy will include continuing capacity development needs assessment in each of the program’s selected value chains and for the program as a whole, support to researchers and partners in the delivery of media and events as needed, and developing testing tools to measure the effectiveness of the curricula and training methods. 

Media are expected to include development of instructional materials and curricula, workshop designs and ICT delivery techniques. This position is subject to funding.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Support the program researchers in conceptualizing and developing capacity development activities in each target value chain. 
  • Work with program scientists to develop and apply tools and methods for an on going assessment of program capacity development needs, as well as the impact of capacity development interventions on the overall program objectives.
  • Develop training programs and training materials (lesson plans, manuals, PPTs and Prezis, ToT materials, individual and group face-to-face training activities, scripts for multimedia products, etc.) based on proven adult learning techniques (including ADDIE, Rapid Course Development, and Adult Learning Theory), using appropriate design, content and technologies adapted to the context of program value chain actors in developing countries. 
  • Support researchers and partners in the delivery of materials as needed (including assistance in coordinating and organizing training sessions, and delivering training programs as needed).
  • Develop partnerships with selected capacity development actors to achieve the program objectives.
  • Help disseminate knowledge and insights gains, as well as tools and methodologies across ILRI’s Capacity Development activities.
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in Education, Communication, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields.
  • At least 5 years exposure in the disciplinary area, e.g., instructional curriculum design / education & training / social science - with experience working in developing countries. 
  • Knowledge of the needs of adult learners and interactive educational programs and behavioral interventions desired. 
  • A proven skill-set in the development of learning courses, training and technical assistance materials, needs assessments, and other capacity development products. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Facilitation, presentation, and/or publication experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, and/or agricultural systems in developing countries a plus.
Other competencies 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Ability to develop and facilitate processes and systems related to research outputs. 
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in French a plus) 
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 1/2 dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Terms of appointment:  
  • Appointment subject to confirmation of funding. 
  • ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration and benefits package which includes: Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Security, Disturbance, Relocation, Home leave; 15% pension contribution. Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + 11 public holidays. 
  • *Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.
How to apply:

Applicants should address a cover letter and CV to Human Resources Director explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

Email your application to ilri-crp37@cgiar.org by 28 February 2013. The position title and reference number: CDS/CRP/01/13 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Better Life Through Technology
 
Recruitment of a Vice Chancellor
 
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) became the eighth public university in Kenya following its award of a charter in December 2012 under the Universities Act 2012. 

The University’s vision is: “To be premier technological university excelling in quality education, research and technology transfer for national development.” 

In the last five years, the University grew tremendously from a population of just over 500 to nearly 5000 students and successfully introduced a range of degree programmes in technological areas: mainly engineering, ICT, and business. 

The students are in 17 undergraduate programmes, 2 master degree programmes and in three disciplines at PhD level. The University also offers TVET programmes and has thus a number of students in Diploma and Professional Courses.

DeKUT, before award of charter was a Constituent University College. 

Thus, it is now expected to develop its uniqueness through development of areas of excellence and research programmes in niche areas, and provide national leadership, through its contribution to attainment of Vision 2030, as a specialized University of Technology.
 
The Council of the University now invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to lead the institution in the position of Vice Chancellor.

Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Vice Chancellor will be the Chief Executive Officer of the University and will be responsible for implementation of the Council’s resolutions.
 
The successful candidate will
  1. Provide strategic direction and leadership to the University and position and represent the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
  2. Be the academic and administrative head of the University;
  3. Have overall responsibility on the direction, organization and the administration and programs of the University;
  4. Coordinate the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University’s master plan and the strategic plan;
  5. Maintain efficiency and good order of the University and ensure proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations;
  6. Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Finance, Planning and Development;
  7. Play a key role in the facilitation and maintenance of linkages with government/regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of higher learning;
Requirements
 
Applicants must
  1. Be a holder of PhD and either Professor or associate Professor and be well published and an academic leader in their areas of specialization;
  2. Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least as a Principal of Constituent University College or as Deputy Vice Chancellor of a university, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
  3. Have demonstrable experience in setting up and development of technological education, technology management and transfer and innovation;
  4. Have excellent understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, human resource, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements;
  5. Have excellent understanding of the current trends in university education and training in Kenya and globally and a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of university education in Kenya;
  6. Be leaders with potential to plan, develop and implement academic programs and develop strategic institutional linkages;
  7. Be registered with and be active members of professional associations in their profession;
  8. Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  9. Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  10. Obtain clearance from; HELB, EACC, Kenya Revenue Authority and have Certificate of Good Conduct
Terms & Conditions of Service
 
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government public service guidelines.
 
The appointments will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further period of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance
 
Applicants should submit detailed curriculum vitae, (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations and linkages), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses, telephone contacts. 

They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
 
Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 25th February 2013
 
The Chairman of University Council
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
P. O. Box 657-10100
Nyeri
 
Email: council.chair@dkut.ac.ke
 
Website: www.dkut.ac.ke
 
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships. 

The scholarships are extended to bright needy secondary school children.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the top publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider in Kenya, The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced, self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position.

Job Title: Financial Accountant 1

1 Position

Job Ref: JKF/HR/ 2013/002
 
Job Group: 4A
 
Reports to: Deputy Finance Manager
 
Supervises: Financial Accountant II
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain and update the creditors’ records.
  • Check all allocations of invoices, debit notes, credit notes, and other source documents.
  • To ensure that all VAT returns are correctly and timely filed.
  • To check and approve all purchases, salaries and wages journal vouchers before inputting.
  • To assist in the preparation of quarterly and final accounts.
  • To supervise all staff under you and ensure that they report on duty punctually and perform their work properly.
  • To ensure that the cashier at the Kijabe BDC give accurate daily/weekly sales banking figures.
  • To maintain the main cash book and to timely prepare monthly bank reconciliation report and submit the same to the Finance Manager and Assistant Finance Manager by third Tuesday of each succeeding month.
  • To work in close cooperation and due consultation with other sections in all matters of common interest. In the event of any divergence of opinion between yourself and another operational department or section head, immediate reference should be made to the Finance Manager.
  • To effectively, efficiently and timely respond to external and internal auditors’ audit queries.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
  • University degree preferably in Business.
  • Full accountancy qualifications (CPA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (Preferably Syspro)
  • Excellent Communication, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 4 years’ experience as Financial Accountant 11 or its equivalent.
The positions are permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates. 

Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Forms’ to: hram@jomokenyattaf.com.
 
The forms are available on our website: www.jkf.co.ke
 
Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is 20th February, 2013.
 
Persons living with HIV/AIDs, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.
 
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and a corruption-free organization.

We are ISO 9001:2008 certified

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships. 

The scholarships are extended to bright needy secondary school children.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the top publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider in Kenya, The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced, self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position.

Job Title: Senior Administration Officer 

1 Position
 
Job Ref: JKF/HR/ 2013/001
 
Job Group: 3B
 
Reports to: HR & Administration Manager
 
Supervises: All Administrative Staff through AO I
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Administers of the assets register.
  • Coordinates procurement of trade licenses and related issues.
  • Coordinating the training and development cycle.
  • Ensuring display of relevant legal documents in strategic places.
  • Coordinates outsourced administrative services.
  • Ensuring safe custody of all company assets.
  • Identifying Company assets that require disposal.
  • Planning and budgeting for administrative programmes and activities.
  • Coordinating transport services, secretarial services, maintenance and repair services, and office services.
  • Coordinating students for internship.
  • Provision of counseling services to staff
  • Coordinates operations of Office Assistants.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the HRAM.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences/Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Administration/Human Resource
  • Certificate in Computer Proficiency
  • Strategic Leadership training from a reputable institution
  • Excellent Communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 3 years experience as Administration Officer I.
The positions are permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates. 

Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Forms’ to: hram@jomokenyattaf.com.
 
The forms are available on our website: www.jkf.co.ke
 
Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is 20th February, 2013.
 
Persons living with HIV/AIDs, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.
 
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and a corruption-free organization.

We are ISO 9001:2008 certified

Job Title: Marketing Manager 

Ref. MMKEN13
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Primary objective of the position will be recruitment of students from East Africa to the various campuses of the University.

Incumbent will lead on all marketing and recruitment related matters.

Candidate should possess a degree in Marketing, and work experience in a similar position for a minimum of three years
 
Should possess sound knowledge and experience of digital marketing including social media marketing

Must be fluent and fully conversant in English, able to prepare reports in MS Excel and presentations in MS Powerpoint
 
Should possess excellent interpersonal skills
 
Should be willing to travel extensively within East Africa

Competitive remuneration package including benefits
 
Please apply in confidence with a detailed Resumé and Covering letter to the following email address: a.ray@mdx.ac.uk. 

Please mention reference code in the subject field.
 
Closing date for receiving applications: 25th February, 2013
 
Only short listed candidates will receive a response. 

References should be made available on request.
 
Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

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