Content Development Assistant
 
Plantwise, CABI – Nairobi, Kenya
 
The Content Development Assistant will be part of the team in CABI, Kenya, but will be working as part of the Plantwise knowledge bank team who are mainly based in the UK.
 
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. 

Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.
 
Plantwise is a global initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. 

Please see our website www.plantwise.org for further details. 

Plantwise will deliver knowledge in two ways - face-to-face via a network of plant clinics in the developing world to help the poorest farmers and internationally via a comprehensive global knowledge bank.
 
CABI is offering an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of this new initiative. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised graduate with a Masters in Plant Protection or related subject, to fill a position supporting the Plantwise knowledge bank team. 

Activities will be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful applicant. 

Potential activities include: working closely with local partners to assist in and promote data collection methodologies and analysis of clinic data; fostering the creation of local factsheets; locating sources of relevant plant pest and disease factsheets; sourcing relevant local content; advocacy of Plantwise and the knowledge bank; augmenting the images used on the website; collating, analysing and managing plant clinic data.
 
For a copy of the full Candidate Brief please go to www.cabi.org/vacancies under reference number 02/2013
 
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and full addresses of 3 referees. 

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@cabi.org
 
Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. (UK) Friday 15 February 2013
 
Additional Information
 
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience
 
Position Type: 1 year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal.

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National Individual Consultant
 
Water Consultant - Implementation and Development of Inclusive Business Models to Improve Access to Safe Water and Increase Agricultural Productivity by Utilizing Japanese Water Purification Technologies in Kenya

Background
 
Kenya is classified as a water scarce country. 

The amount of water source per head is 647m3 per year in Kenya, which is far less than water poverty criterion of 1,000m3 per year (FAO). 

This amount is expected to decrease to 235 m3 per year by 2025, mainly due to population growth.
 
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), which is the key institution responsible for the water sector in Kenya, has obligations to meet in various international treaties relating to rivers, river basins, water courses and lakes.
 
Under the MDGs, Kenya is committed to a 50% reduction of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. 

Provision of water is also a prerequisite for the attainment of targets under the other MDGs. 

MWI, therefore, has a big challenge in ensuring the necessary availability and access to water services to facilitate the attainment of the MDGs.
 
Objective
 
UNDP seeks to recruit a National Individual Consultant to develop inclusive business models to improve access to safe water and improve agricultural yields in Kenya, by utilizing Japanese water purification technologies.

Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
 
1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
 
2. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) ( template provided)
 
3. Proposal for implementing the assignment (template provided)
 
Please quote “Water Consultant: IMD pilot project - 2013”on the subject line.
 
Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.
 
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website:

Jobs: Sales Agronomists
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Description: Sales Agronomist at Pioneer Hi-Bred Kenya Limited in Nairobi
 
Want to make a difference in our world by meeting the challenges of feeding and powering a growing planet? 

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business, is a respected leader in the agricultural industry. 

We are the world leading developer and supplier of hybrid seed corn and branded varietal soybean seed.

We seek the following individuals at Pioneer Hi-Bred Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Pioneer Hi-Bred International:
 
Requirements:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy or Crop Science
  • At least 3 years experience in a sales position
  • Selling skills
  • Communication skills (groups and one on one)
  • Relationship building skills
  • Technical competence and product knowledge
  • A drive for results
  • The ability to manage sales execution and analyze challenges
  • Training and coaching skills
  • Listening skills
  • The confidence to provide direction and manage objections.
  • Leads the sales effort for Pioneer in an assigned Area
  • Coaches, teaches and manages a team of Farm Consultants, Extension Partners, Promoters, Merchandisers.
  • Administer policies and programs to meet sales and profit goals
  • Provides product, agronomic, and service education to the seasonal field staffs and extension partners that helps support the sales and service of Pioneer® brand products.
  • Supports the field sales force by working to resolve customer service calls
Please forward your CVs to pioneer.kenya@pioneer.com
 
Closing Date: 22nd February 2013



FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position:-
 
Executive Director  

(to be based in Nairobi Office)
 
Duties:-
  • Provide leadership and assume responsibility of guiding the vision of FIDA Kenya.
  • Ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.
  • Manage the programmes of FIDA Kenya.
  • Ensure formulation and successful implementation of the FIDA Kenya strategic plan and advocacy strategy.
  • Fundraising for the organization
  • Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Enhance the impact of FIDA Kenya’s programmes and activities.
  • Build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like-minded organizations and other civil societies.
  • Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
  • Develop programmes and appropriate work plans and activities.
  • Provide effective and efficient management of FIDA Kenya’s human, financial and information management resources.
  • Create an enabling environment by focusing on knowledge sharing, capacity building and team building in the workplace.
  • Raise the international reputation and profile of FIDA Kenya.
Minimum Qualifications and attributes
 
The ideal candidate should meet the following minimum qualifications and attributes:-
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 10 years’ post admission experience.
  • Have a Masters in Law or Masters in Gender and Development Studies or any other related field
  • Possess working experience of 7 years (minimum), 5 of which must be with a NGO in management level
  • A self motivated, creative, strategic thinker with substantive senior level experience in working on women’s human rights issues.
  • Possess excellent leadership, managerial and organizational skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead programmes.
  • Proven management capabilities with experience in an NGO set up.
  • Demonstrate financial management skills and leadership qualities.
  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficient in computers and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge and experience in human rights, gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Experience in litigation.
  • Experience in research will be an added advantage
  • Must be a team player, highly self motivated and self driven.
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with detailed Curriculum Vitae, including 3 professional referees, one of whom must be a previous employer. 

Also indicate expected salary and daytime contact, to be addressed to the undersigned and received by 5.00 p.m. on 22nd February 2013.
 
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
 
FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.
 
The Chairperson
Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya
Amboseli Road, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 46324-00100
Nairobi
 
Email: recruitment@fidakenya.org


APM Terminals is one of the world’s leading global terminal owners and operators with a Global Terminal Network of more than 56 terminals with 20,000 employees in 34 countries that provides the port infrastructure essential to international transportation and global economic growth.
 
APM Terminals works closely with governments, country leaders, customers, truckers, railways and the entire shipping community to ensure supply chain efficiency and world-class service and is investing in world trade by building/operating port infrastructure necessary to keep global trade moving. 

APM Terminals is making significant investments in many growing economies and has a very strong business development organization and focus for the future.
 
As one of the current developments in Africa, APM Terminals is currently realizing an important investment in Mombasa, Kenya. A new, strategically situated Inland Contained Depot is ready to serve it customers.
 
This newly developed ICD will be of major importance in changing the way shipments will be handled in Kenya.
 
APM Terminals Mombasa is interested in recruiting, training and challenging the world’s best talent to join our global team and to serve our customers and lead our company.
 
The company is fully committed to developing talent with challenging jobs, global opportunities and exciting work in a growing global business.
 
To learn more about APM Terminals, please visit the corporate website: www.apmterminals.com
 
APM Terminals is very interested in receiving applications for the position of:
 
Commercial Manager
 
Fully responsible for sales & marketing strategy implementation, budgets and non-financial targets, having the key responsibility for attracting customers and ensuring a highly professional relationship to the various decisions makers within the customer’s organization. 

The Commercial manager is a member of the Terminal Management Team

Main Duties:
 
The Commercial Manager is responsible for setting & delivering commercial objectives which are within the strategy & business plans of the terminal and leads the translation of the Sales & Marketing strategy into business targets, budgets and tangible plans and is responsible for budget preparations and monitoring marketing plans

The commercial manager is responsible for attracting and retaining customers and to ensure the development of a highly professional relationship to the various decisions makers within the customer’s organization and overseas business opportunities (local & regional).
 
He/She drives and manages the customer value proposition to secure growth and manages development of overall standards and guidelines for Sales & Marketing, including pricing, service, promotion, advertising , PR and media.
 
Requirements:
  • Minimum college degree in business, marketing or related discipline. Masters degree in marketing will be preferable.
  • Proven direct marketing/sales experience in transportation or related industry and proven management experience from the terminal or shipping industry or alternatively related industry within transport or supply chain management with detailed understanding of the various links with other functional areas.
  • Proven track record and international experience within B2B Sales & Marketing and excellent negotiation and relationship building skills on all levels.
  • Trustworthy, ambitious and able to work highly independently and in teams with an ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and promote a team environment to meet objectives.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
  • Effective interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization.
Human Resource Manager
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Human Resource Manager has a key leadership role in the organization. 

This involves advising and interpreting company policy, labor law, and advising the Managing Team on issues relating to employment, training & development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and other areas of responsibility.
 
The position oversees key administrative functions related to Human Resources and general administration.
 
Main Duties
  • Plans the strategic direction of the department, aligning it with the overall business plan and strategy of the company and provides guidance and experience to the discussions on policy.
  • Ensures that all employees are provided equal opportunity, fair and consistent application of policies regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • Advises management on significant employee relations matters and directs the administration of compensation system ensuring consistent practices.
  • Directs education and training activities for the organization, including training requirement needs for new hires, intern programs, skills assessments, etc.
  • Manages the HR and Training budget by creating budget, monitoring costs and identifies areas of cost reduction, when feasible.
  • Provides supervision and direction for all departments including overseeing the appropriate staffing levels, based on projected manpower plan.
  • Follows company management policies and procedures and participates in career plan development for subordinates.
Requirements
  • Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in human resources, business administration, behavioral science, or management.
  • Requires at least five years of general human resources, with an emphasis in organizational design and planning, employment, labor law, employee relations, compensation, and benefits.
  • Needs to have a good understanding of international management principles and is knowledgeable in the areas of compensation, employee relations, general benefits, employment and staffing practices
  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of employees, including top, middle and supervisory levels of management.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and a collaborative work style and is able to exercise discretion and good judgment understanding the effect of decisions
  • Must be able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion and can prioritize responsibilities in order to handle a demanding workload.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
Finance Manager
 
As a member of the Management Team, the Finance Manager will be fully responsible for ensuring that the financial activities at the Inland Container Depot are aligned with the overall strategy of the Company and that these yield the best possible financial returns. 

He/ She will oversee the development of local policies, procedures and strategic objectives for the Finance function.

Main Duties
  • Develops and executes the financial strategy of the company, ensuring that the company is financially strong and risk protected.
  • Establishes and enforces procedures to improve working routines, provide high quality and valuable information and analyses to aid decision making and achieve cost efficiencies
  • Leads and co-ordinates the risk management strategy of the Terminal and makes recommendations to the CEO/MD on risk management.
  • Leads the procurement function within the terminal and manages key suppliers to ensure that cost effective solutions are provided for the terminal
  • Ensures that policies and guidelines are followed in accordance with the company’s strategy and policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Financial supervision of projects including but not limited to investment contracts.
  • Ensures that matters within scope of responsibility comply with local Law, Local Regulations and the Company’s’ Strategy and Culture.
  • Ensures and establishes of proper internal controls and manage financial issues relating to shareholders and BOD
  • Manages, motivates, coaches and instructs departmental staff and fosters inter-departmental communication and co-operation.
Requirements
  • Requires a university degree in business or accounting. Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.
  • Minimum of 7 years in finance roles including management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of setting of budgets, reporting, inventory control systems and accounting.
  • Experience in Strategy development and implementation; for this candidates need to have a strategic mindset and ability to drive strategic initiatives
  • Understanding of the logistics or shipping industry is seen as an advantage.
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
  • Needs to be detail oriented and at the same time able to see the ‘bigger picture’.
  • Above average user skills in Excel/Word and high personal and professional integrity
All above mentioned positions require the ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written at an advanced level
 
For the above mentioned positions, only applications received by e-mail will be considered that are received within 5 days from publishing date
 
Your application can be sent to: 

Leon Humblet, Project Implementation Manager at: Leon.Humblet@apmterminals.com
 
Applicants shall be contacted about the decision on their application via EMAIL once all applications have been reviewed.
 
We guarantee total confidentiality.
 
APM Terminals is an equal opportunity Employer.

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