Kurrent Technologies Limited; an established busy and reputable Engineering, Health, Safety and Environment  Consultancy firm in the energy sector has job opening in the following areas;-

Training Coordinator 

1 Position

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in training and management
  • Exceptional organizational and Presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills
  • Good Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be at least 30 years old
  • Ladies are encouraged to apply
Health, Safety & Environment Advisor 

2 Positions

Requirements:
  • Master’s degree Environmental science or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with postgraduate training in Safety, Health and Environment
  • Proficiency in MS office applications and report writing
  • Effective communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili
  • At least 3 years relevant progressive experience
Sociologist 

1 Position
 
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in social science or bachelor’s degree in sociology
  • Proficiency in MS office applications, SPCC and report writing
  • Able to efficiently conduct public/stakeholder consultation meetings
  • Willing to travel anywhere within Kenya and possibly abroad
  • Effective communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
  • At least 4 years relevant progressive experience
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications letter quoting their current and expected remuneration, detailed CV’s containing three (3) professional referees and day contacts by 27th February 2013, addressed to: jobs@kurrent.co.ke  or drop at.

Kurrent Technologies Ltd.
Hass Plaza, 4th Floor, Lower Hill Road
P. O. Box 16989 – 00620
Nairobi, Kenya
 
www.kurrent.co.ke

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Finance & Administration Manager - icipe CABESI Project

Ref. No. NRS/07/022013

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 Finance & Administration Manager in the icipe CABESI (Camels, Bees and Silk) project. The position is tenable in Kapenguria, West Pokot in Kenya. 

This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable. 

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

i. The role

The primary job function is to run the CABESI Marketplace operations in West Pokot. The role will suit someone with a proven track record in finance, project management, and administrative and office management.

ii. Specific duties

Key responsibilities include:
  • Financial management;
  • Payroll management;
  • Office and administration management;
  • Working closely with the CABESI Self-Help Group (CSHG) Board and icipe, the role has significant input into human resources, infrastructure, risk management & compliance, and information technology;
  • Developing, documenting and implementing quality systems and processes;
  • Undertaking a project officer role on key projects as required;
  • Ensuring adherence to good practices and Government regulations; and
  • Assisting other senior staff with donor strategy.
iii. Educational/Vocational Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or management.
  • CPA II.
iv. Experience
  • Experience in a similar role in a business environment with over 2 years’ experience in finance, administration and payroll.
  • Supervisory experience of administrative staff.
  • Experience in the development of positions, systems and procedures.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in IT administration working with IT professionals.
  • Experience in implementing change.
v. Knowledge required for performing the job

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following skills and abilities:
  • Good understanding of accounting principles (including accrual accounting, reconciliations, general ledger journals, preparedness to learn more complex principles);
  • Good understanding of HR management administration;
  • A high level of knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office suite, especially MSWord and Excel;
  • Confidence with use of computer networks.
vi. Disposition
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
vii. Reporting

The position reports to the Management Board of the CABESI Self-Help Group (CSHG).

Qualified candidates with knowledge of/contacts with the local community are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted up to 8th March 2013, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. 

Please quote the job reference number NRS/07/022013 on the envelope, application cover letter reference line or email subject line. Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. 

Send applications with detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the above job, and remuneration package 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

Meru Greens Ltd is a major grower and marketer of Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Kenya.
 
Through a Project partnership with USAID, Meru greens is working with small holder farmers on a project aimed at enhancing sustainable farming and marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits and is seeking experienced, dynamic, motivated individuals to work on the development and implementation of the project

1) Project Coordinator
 
The main function of this position includes 
  • Leadership and representation, program support and coordination, team management and supervision, communication and organizational learning.
  • Plan, develop and implement lean operational processes aligned to best practice to deliver long term competitive advantage, growth and profitability.
  • Through effective communication, lead, mentor, manage and develop individuals and teams.
  • Ensuring that there is integration and coordination of all program objectives and activities
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of work plans with clear indicators, expected outputs and timeframes
  • Coordinate with program, finance, administrative, and logistics staff at all levels to ensure project systems are in compliance with organization policies and procedures and donor requirements
  • With the M&E officer Prepare tools for monitoring and evaluation and use them for monitoring and evaluating the project
Qualifications and experience
  • The person should have a B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a managerial position
  • Must have excellent report writing, communication and resource mobilization skills
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects is an added advantage
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage as well
2) Agronomists 

4 Positions
 
Duties
 
The Agronomists will be required to provide extension and training services to the small holder farmers, participate in the development of cropping programs and production planning. 

Offer training on safe use of pesticides, export quality specification, post-harvest handling and household nutrition.

Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses. 
  • A minimum of three years experience in managing out-grower schemes or a horticultural farm in a private sector company
  • Must possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledge in Global GAP and other food safety standards
3) Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Meru
 
Reporting to the Project Coordinator and based In Meru.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation systems and framework
  • Design and implement research studies and evaluations
  • Organize formal training programs and ensure systems are in place and running.
  • Provide on-site participatory M&E training for farmers
  • Facilitate out grower schemes and operations while enhancing accountability systems
  • Assist in report preparations and provide document support to technical advisers
Qualifications, experience and skills.
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses
  • At least 2 years hands on experience in social science research, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills in at least two recognized statistical packages e.g. SPSS, Epi-Info, Excel and Access
  • Documentation skills and record keeping
  • Good working experience in community participation and development
  • Must possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledge in Global Gap and other horticulture standards
Interested candidates to submit application, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, detailed and updated curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, and contacts of three professional referees to Muthomi@merugreens.com on or before 28th  February 2013.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. 

The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. 

It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.
 
The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation. 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega and Busia Counties and is now expanding its services in Kisumu and Busia counties. 

The Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
 
Nurse in Charge: ICU
 
Overall Responsibility
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by planning, organizing, and controlling nursing care services in the Intensive Care unit while ensuring consistent provision of efficient and ethical care to achieve quality nursing care.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise and control staff members in the unit. This will include preparing monthly duty Rota and daily duty allocation to the staff members.
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures, personnel, equipment and supplies are in place.
  • Perform daily unit round to include all patient areas, patients processes and equipment in order to provide effective patient care through emphasis of the nursing process.
  • Identify staff training needs as well as organize for Continous Nursing Education.
  • Organise and hold regular ward meetings.
  • Keep inventory and maintain stock levels of all equipment and supplies.
Requirements
  • Bsc Nursing or above.
  • Diploma in Critical care Nursing
  • BLS / ACLS certificate and other unit specific certification requirements.
  • At least three years working experience in nursing practice and ward administration in an Intensive care facility.
  • Valid Kenyan nursing practice licence.
  • Working knowledge of a Hospital Management Information System.
  • Excellent PR and Communication skills.
Optometrist
 
Overall Responsibility
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing consultations and quality clinical judgement by diagnosing and treating eye diseases and disorders. 

They will also determine whether vision correction is needed and prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses where necessary.

Requirements
  • Diploma / Degree in optometry from a recognized institution.
  • At least two years working experience in a busy eye unit.
  • Competency in emergency procedures e.g. ACLS, ATLS etc will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent refraction, PR and communication skills.
These are challenging positions with an attractive remuneration package.

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees should be forwarded by 1st March, 2013 to:

The Human Resources Department
Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
P.O. Box 530-40100
Kisumu
 
E-mail: ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org


Customer Care Executive (I&L) 

2 Positions
 
Diversey, now part of Sealed Air, is a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, serving customers in the lodging, retail, food service, health care and food and beverage sectors, as well as building service contractors. 

Our products and solutions, sold in 165 countries, make food, drink and facilities safer, more hygienic and more sustainable.
 
The role:
 
Reporting to the Business Development Director (I&L), the successful candidate will be responsible for identification and development of business opportunities in the Institutions and Laundry Sector (hotels & lodges, restaurants, educational and health institutions, building service contractors) as well as servicing the existing accounts. 

He will be expected to introduce new products and innovations to customers. 

He/She will visit on an agreed frequency all allocated customers, provide technical support and service. 

He/she will prepare monthly/quarterly reports for all customers and hold regular review meetings.
 
Job Specification:
  • Service the existing customers
  •  Expand and consolidate the business within existing customers
  •  Prospect for new accounts and convert the accounts held by the competition
  •  Develop a strong relationship with both the operations staff and the decision makers in the key accounts
Qualifications Desired (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)
  • A University degree in Sciences or any other related discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
  • Experience handling major accounts in a B to B selling environment will be an added advantage
  • In-depth understanding and experience in Hospitality industry (hotels, lodges, hospitals, institutions) will be a key advantage.
  • He /she must be self driven with a “can do” attitude and passion to achieve results under minimum supervision.
  • Must possess great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must possess a valid driving license.
A career at Diversey will have you working with top professionals on some of the most trusted brands in the
commercial cleaning and sanitation industry. 

Experience our energy and passion for a cleaner, healthier future by considering a career with us.
 
Diversey offers a competitive Benefits package.
 
Diversey is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day - time telephone number to the email address below so as to reach us on or before 1st March 2013: hr.kenya@sealedair.com.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The mission of Care of Creation Kenya is to pursue a God-centered response to the environmental crisis in Africa which brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.  

To accomplish this mission, Care of Creation Kenya (CCK) is seeking to employ a qualified individual for the following position:

Job Title: Biblically-based Forestry Education Assistant
 
Location: Kijabe (Care of Creation Kenya office at Moffat Bible College)
 
Reports To: The Executive Director

General Summary:    
 
This person will promote a God-centered approach to forestry education efforts in the Kijabe area.  

Primary responsibilities include the planning and execution of forest conservation and educational activities to local schools and community members, including women’s groups, and assisting in the management of CCK’s indigenous tree nursery.

Required Qualifications
  • Mature Christian with a heart for ministering to local communities
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated expertise in forestry and tree nursery management
  • Demonstrated background in education
  • Excellent knowledge of indigenous tree species
  • Demonstrated background in teaching from Scripture
  • Experience in bee-keeping
  • Ability to live within a close distance to Kijabe
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current motorcycle license
Key Responsibilities and Duties:  
  • Plan, organize, and conduct regular educational activities at CCK”s nursery and demonstration site
  • Assist in managing and improving CCK’s indigenous tree nursery
  • Conduct regular visits to area schools and community groups
  • Plan, organize, and assist in tree planting and forest conservation efforts
  • Monitor and evaluate quality of tree-planting and bee-keeping initiatives
  • Communicate and develop working relationships with other organizations and CBO’s addressing  forestry issues
  • Write reports, keep records, develop and maintain accurate inventory of tree nursery details
Application Procedure (Submit ALL items below)

1) Submit a letter of intent to apply for this position that summarizes your educational and work history.  Include an explanation of why you want to work for CCK and why you are qualified for this position.

2) Submit a description of your personal testimony and experience as a Christian.

3) Submit your CV and provide FOUR references, including TWO references from your most recent employers, and TWO character references.  Include their phone numbers and email addresses.

4) Submit written answers to the following items / questions:

A. Briefly describe your primary goals in life.
 
B. Briefly describe your experience in 1) forestry, 2) nursery management, 3) education, and 4) bee-keeping
 
C. What is your current salary level?
 
D. CCK is a faith-based mission organization that depends upon charitable donations from churches and Christian foundations.  Based on this understanding, what are your salary expectations for the advertised position?

Note:  The organization prefers that you submit your application including all requested documents electronically to the address: amuga@careofcreation.org.

Application deadline:  March 25, 2013


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