Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Title: Training and Recruitment Specialist
 
Salary: Competitive depending on education & experience
 
Job Location: Kisii, Nyanza
 
Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description
 
One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve over 135,000 farm families with more than 1000 full-time staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take up the position of Recruitment and Training Specialist in our Kisii Nyanza Office. 

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.
   
Primary Duties of a Training and Recruitment Specialist
  • Training Design – design both individual classes and full courses in professional development for Headquarters and Field Staff.
  • Delivery of trainings to Headquarters and Field Staff.
  • Lead staff onboarding and orientations at the Headquarters.
  • Work with the HR department to revise and implement the training strategy for the organization.
  • Manage and Mentor other training staff.
  • Assist HR director in recruitment of new positions.
  • Cultivate relationships with other organizations and universities for long term recruitment.
  • Deliver informational presentations to potential new recruits and local universities and technical colleges.
  • Perform other duties as required by HR or Operations Manager.
This position will report directly to the HR Manager.

Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 

We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
 
Requirements    
  • A minimum of a Diploma, preferably in Business Management/Human Resource or other Social Science program
  • At least two (2) years experience in staff training with a focus on staff professional development.
  • Proven organizational, analytical, designing of training materials, communication (oral and written) and training skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines
  • Must have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Preferred Attributes
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Creative approach to work
  • Proactive in identifying and solving problems.
  • The candidate should be willing to reside in Kisii, Nyanza.
Preferred Start Date: Late March 2013
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives. 
 
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances
 
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
 
One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply
 
Mandatory Requirements: submit via Email
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Include at least 2 Samples of Training materials or programs (soft copies) you have recently created and delivered
Submit to: kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Training and Recruitment Specialist + the place you heard of the position) and salary expectation.

Artisan (Woodwork) 

Building and Site Maintenance Department (Workshop)

Ref. No.
NRS/06/022013

icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. 

icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Artisan (Woodwork) in our Building and Site Maintenance Department (Workshop), at icipe Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi.

A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

i. Overall duties

To perform carpentry, joinery and roofing work, as well as cutting and fitting window glass in offices, laboratories and the guesthouse.

ii. Specific duties
  • Install wooden fixtures and fittings, e.g. window frames and doors, and roof trusses.
  • Carry out fabrication of all types of furniture and wood fittings.
  • Make roof repairs using iron sheets, transparent glass, fibreglass, tiles, etc.
  • Make furniture repairs.
  • Ensure that painting and masonry work by contractors is satisfactorily done.
iii. Other duties
  • Painting work
  • Masonry work
  • Assist in making quotations for carpentry, masonry and painting work.
Knowledge required for performing the job
  • Skills and knowledge in carpentry and joinery work
  • Skills and knowledge in masonry work
  • Skills and knowledge in painting
  • Basic computer skills.
Requirements / Qualifications

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be a holder of a KCSE, followed by a certificate in carpentry and joinery from a recognised institution;
  • Possess 5 years on-the-job experience.
Disposition

The candidate must also possess the following attributes:
  • Good organisational skills to manage his/her time well;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are an advantage.
Reporting: This position reports to the Workshops supervisor.

Applications will be accepted up to 21st February 2013, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. 

Please quote the job reference number NRS/06/022013 on the envelope and application cover letter reference line, or email subject line. 

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. 

Please send an application with a detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses and fax numbers to:

icipehr@icipe.org

Human Resources Department
icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100
Nairobi
Kenya

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an ICT firm looking for an accountant to strengthen the accounts and finance function.
 
Candidate should have a growing base of experience in accounting, where business savvy, accuracy and attention to detail is required. 

This is an opportunity to grow with the company and take on increasing responsibility.

Place of work would be Upper Hill.
 
Job Title: Accountant
 
Location: Nairobi

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounts or Finance or Business Administration
  • Full professional qualification in Accounts – CPA, ACCA etc.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a finance department or experience in external / internal audit
  • Be aged above 25 Years.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft office applications such as Word, Excel.
  • Good working knowledge of a computerized accounting environment, preferably an ERP system such as Pastel.
  • Business sense of understanding what the numbers mean from a commercial operational perspective
  • Appreciation of management and cost accounting and being able to realise what the key drivers of performance are in the business
  • Have good organization and administrative skills, attention to detail and capable of meeting strict deadlines
  • Absolute honesty combined with and energetic "can do" attitude to work and ability to work as part of a team
ONLY candidates fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • their detailed CVs,
  • indicating your availability and
  • expected salary
Via email to ‘jobs@empire.co.ke’. 

Indicate ACCOUNTANT on the subject line.

Deadline for application is 28th February 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.



Radio Business Executives

Job Ref:
HR-BE-02-2013

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. 

It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
 
We are seeking qualified and experienced Radio Business Executives for direct, agency and freelance sales. 

We invite applicants who are performance driven and possess excellent skills and capability to drive sales and revenues for QFm & Easy Fm.
 
The Role:
 
The candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to maximize sales volumes and revenue.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Targeting and developing new sales accounts through handling external sales calls and prospecting clients;
  • Obtaining research and market intelligence data for executing sales opportunities;
  • Contributing to sales promotion ideas to sales and advertising team;
  • Retaining current business and developing new business contacts;
  • Marketing ,programming and scheduling in order to attract commercials to the station;
  • Preparing proposals and advertising ideas to area businesses while selling commercial advertising time and other station products to advertisers;
  • Maintaining sales contacts with appropriate representatives of major advertisers and issues resolutions;
  • Understanding the business objectives and advertising strategies of clients and finding ways to help them achieve their objectives through effective advertising solutions;
  • Attracting advertisers to sell products and services via Easy and Q fm;
  • Executing budgets and targets through effective solicitations, promotions and customer service.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • Basic University Degree and diploma in sales & marketing;
  • 2 to 3 years experience in sales preferably in a broadcasting environment;
  • Assertive with the ability to develop relations with clients and to execute sales closures;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Well developed presentation skills;
  • Results oriented and proactive;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Ability to think creatively and open to new ideas;
  • Excellent client service skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A good understanding and experience in the media industry will be an added advantage.
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 24th February, 2013.
 
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland
 
Clinical Officers
 
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. 

MSF Switzerland is seeking to recruit Clinical Officers for its projects in South Sudan:
 
Positions: 2
 
Location: Nuba mountain / Northern Abiyei
 
Start date: Immediate
 
Type of contract: 6 and 3 months respectively
 
Clinical Officer – Nuba Mountains
 
Main Tasks:
  • Provide consultation for the population and treat the most common disease
  • Interdisciplinary ward rounds
  • Provide surgical care if needed
  • Ensure emergency response
  • Training and supervision of the national team in the hospital and in the OPDs
  • Ensure running of the medical activities together with the MD
  • Work in close cooperation with international and national team
Clinical Officer – Northern Abiyei
 
Main Tasks:
  • Provide consultation for the population and treat the most common disease
  • Ensure running of the medical activities
  • Ensure medical supply via ordering system and inventory
  • Work in close cooperation with international and national team
Requirements:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognised Institution and registered with the Medical Board
  • Minimum 2 years experience with MSF or other INGOs
  • Field experience in harsh environment is an added advantage
Personal qualities:
  • Organized, methodical and accurate
  • Ability to work on strict deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good team player
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “Clinical Officer” to:
 
MSF Switzerland – South Sudan Mission
P. O. Box 25091-00603, 
Nairobi
 
Deadline: 22nd February, 2013. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We require a Civil Engineer / Site Agent for a Government Road Contract in Western Kenya.

Person should be a minimum of B. Tech or B. Sc. in Civil Engineering with 15 yrs of Experience in Construction of Highway Projects including Earthworks, Concrete Structures, Sub-base/Base Construction with Gravel & GCS, Cement & Lime stabilization, Asphalt Concrete works, etc.

Person should be familiar with FIDIC Conditions of Contract, be registered with the ERB & preferably have international experience.

Please email CV’s & personal info to kabuito@wananchi.com or call 254-20-2241830/1.


Windle Trust Kenya (WTK), a member of Windle Trust International Federation wishes to recruit officer for the positions described below to serve in Dadaab, Garissa County & Kakuma in Turkana County. 

WTK in partnership with World University Service of Canada is anticipating to implement the Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) aimed at improving enrolment, retention and performance of girls in primary and secondary school in Dadaab & Kakuma refugee camps and immediate host communities. 

WTK invites suitably qualified candidate for the position of Construction Officer.

The Construction Officer (CO) is responsible for overall coordination and supervision of the construction process from the conceptual development stage through post occupancy and warranty period, in a timely and cost effective manner. 

The CO oversees the organization, planning, bidding, scheduling, and implementation of the construction and is required to travel between sites to ensure compliance with quality standards. 

The CO is expected to manage WTK’s construction & rehabilitation projects and provide engineering inputs for quality construction works.

Qualifications and training required
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, architecture, building engineering, or civil engineering
  • Three years of past working experience in related field.
Key Skills & Abilities
  • Forward planner with exceptional people skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledgeable on computers and building construction software programs
  • Ability to coordinate several major activities at once, while analyzing and resolving specific problems, is essential
  • An understanding of engineering, architectural, and other construction drawings
  • Civil project management
  • Attention to detail, quality focus and good judgment
  • Wide understanding of the building industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal requirements
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application including detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, current remuneration and two professional referees to:
 
Human Resources Manager,
Windle Trust Kenya
P.O Box 40521 00100, 
Nairobi, 

or email: hr@windle.org,
 
on or before Friday, 25” February, 2013.
 
WTK is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. No telephone calls please

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