Software Developer
Job Information:

M-KOPA is a mobile technology company that uses mobile payments to offer consumer financing for energy products and services, targeted at off-grid users. 

The M-KOPA payment system uses mobile payments as a way to pay slowly for renewable energy for a range of applications such as solar lighting or mobile charging.

M-KOPA is seeking a skilled and motivated Software Developer to help in the process of developing the growing M-KOPA system.


M-KOPA was founded in 2011 following a successful commercial pilot using mobile services to collect payments for use of energy. 

The company’s first scaled commercial application is off-grid solar power systems, undergoing commercial roll-out across Kenya from May 2012.

M-KOPA was incubated by Signal Point Partners (

The partners and management team of M-KOPA include several former executives responsible for the initiation and scaling of M-PESA, the award-winning mobile financial service platform in Kenya. 

M-KOPA has strong international investors to help scale its business.

The Position

: Software Developer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: March 2013
Reporting to: Head of Technology

Responsibilities Include
  • Developing web based software using C# on the ASP.NET MVC Framework.
  • Clear and concise technical documentation
  • Engaging business users and the technology team in order to come up with solid software solutions
  • Supporting end users of the M-KOPA system
Skills & Experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in building solutions using C#
  • Strong understanding of using ORMs such as NHibernate and Entity Framework
  • Excellent knowledge of MS SQL Server
  • Experience in Test Driven Development
  • Experience in working with messaging systems such as MSMQ and RabbitMQ
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
Only candidates who can demonstrate sufficient competence will be shortlisted and contacted.

To Apply:

Job Title: Public Affairs Assistant
Division: Africa
Grade/Level: Entry Level
Reporting to: PAO
Location: Nairobi – Head Office

Job Purpose:

The country PAO supports the CCO in preserving and enhancing the company's image and reputation in the marketplace, and provides the businesses with strategic focused communications counsel in support of their growth objectives. 

The functional areas typically covered by the PAO include media relations, corporate communications and community affairs including charitable grants and employee volunteering, and again this applies to all businesses in country.

The country PAO also plays a valuable control function as part of company's regional and global PAO network, linking together the messages and activities in the 100+ countries where we operate and helping to escalate and address reputational issues.

Job Background/context:

The role of the country Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is a critical one and is franchise-wide, representing all businesses operating in the country whilst presenting a single and powerful voice for the company.

The Public Affairs Assistant therefore plays a critical support role to the PAO assisting in all aspects of the job and executing on projects as determined.

Key Areas of Focus:
  • Corporate Communications
  • Community Affairs/Charitable contributions
  • Media relations
  • Event Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Website Management
Person Specification
  • At least 2 years work experience in marketing, public relations field – corporate or agency
  • Experienced and exposure to areas of administration, media ….
  • Good knowledge of business etiquette/corporate branding
  • Good knowledge of creative design and website management
  • Excellent written and Oral Communication
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Capability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and management.
  • People Management Skills – Tact, diplomacy and maturity.
  • Strong PC Skills (word, excel, etc.)
  • First degree in English/Mass Communication/Advertising/Journalism.
  • Masters degree or professional qualification will be an advantage.
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:

Applications should be received by 1st March 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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

A leading shipping agency organization representing shipping lines engaged in liner shipping trade in and out of East Africa with Head office in Mombasa invites applications for various positions more appropriately defined below to strengthen the present set up and improve further service levels.
Applications need to have good academics, commitment to the core objectives, requisite experience, proven track record, self-driven and self-disciplined, willing to walk that extra mile to be a task master of first rank.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, integrity and ability to be a good team player are the essentials in addition to the professional capabilities.
1. Shipping Manager
Candidate with 5 years’ experience in shipping industry and have sound knowledge of all Port/Customs Procedures related to Imports/Exports/Container etc. 

Should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to develop new business relations.

The respective candidate must be familiar with computer. 

He/She must be an honest individual with impeccable references. 

Should be a degree holder and age over 35 years.
2. Finance Manager
Candidate with 5 years’ experience, should be a degree holder and fully qualified accountant.

Good interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills. 

Experience with a shipping Industry and demonstrate ability to work under pressure and adhere deadlines. 

Honest individual with impeccable references. 

Should be over 35 years of age.
3. Operations Manager
Candidate with 4-6 years experience in Shipping Industry and have sound knowledge of all Port/Customs Procedures. 

Should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the Authorities. 

Liaise with the appointed Depot for the smooth handling of the containers to the vessel, arranging for survey, monitoring railage containers etc. 

The respective candidate must be familiar with computer and able to work for very long hours and adhere to deadlines.
4. Accountant
Commerce graduate / CPA (Part 2/3 passed) with 3 - 4years experience in Shipping Industry and familiar with Voyage/Disbursement Accounts and local statutory procedures upto finalization of accounts. 

Personnel with less qualification but requisite experience shall also be considered to the post.
5. Equipment Control
Equipment control executive will be fully involved to monitor closely and handle/supervise independently the entire movement of containers, data updation in system, notifications based on interchanges, raising invoices
for demurrages/ detentions! damages as applicable, arranging surveys, coordination with depots, clients, various offices and internal daily reporting etc. 

Consciousness for meticulous working is a must.

6. Sales Executive
Key responsibilities areas will be cargo canvassing for both imports and exports for various sectors of shipping services, dedicated field activity to meet the clients to promote participation of services, making and following up quotations, establishing rates, with fine negotiation, preparation of various reports, conscious efforts to meet targets considering commercial priorities also meet the deadlines which business conditions dictate from time to time.

Compiling trade statistics and market information in a systematic manner on regular basis. Additionally senior sales executives and sales manager may also apply.

7. Documentation Executive - Import and Export
Will be fully responsible to handle entire import and export documentation independently and attend to all import/export related queries from clients, liaise with customs/port authorities, lodge manifest with authorities e.t.c.

Must have knowledge of local customs/port documentation procedures (Simba System). 

Applicant must be self-driven and self-disciplined team player, flexible on working hours and be able to work under pressure.

8. Delivery Order
Responsibilities includes scrutinizing documents and issuing delivery order, receiving payments, providing information and all the assistance to customers on the front desk.

9. Executive Secretary
Should have done a course in Secretarial Matter. 

Must maintain a high level of confidentiality. 

Experience of working in a similar post is an added advantage.
10. Pool Driver
Should have 5 years Experience.
Positions 1 to 10 are for Mombasa 5,7,8 are for Nairobi.
Please send in your applications with detailed curriculum vitae providing three references and day time contact numbers to the address below. 

Indications of your current/expected salary and the earliest date you can join shall be preferred. 

Your response to reach us by 12th March 2013

The Advertiser
DNA No. 1465
P.O. Box 80708-80100 

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank, is a development financial institution established as part of the COMESA economic arrangements.
The Bank aims to attract and retain talented professionals by offering a conducive working environment and attractive salaries and benefits. In line with its growth strategy, the Bank is looking for self-motivated and results oriented professionals to join a team committed to building a world class financial institution.

Interested and qualified candidates from the Bank’s member states are therefore invited to apply for the following position:

Director, Strategic Business Initiatives

Job Summary:
Reporting to, and working closely with, the President and CEO, the Director for Strategic Business Initiatives will coordinate cross-cutting strategic business initiatives across the Bank. 

He/she will take accountability for advancing specific strategic projects, in particular special purpose funds and facilities. 

He/she will serve as a senior member of the management team, and serve in various committees with cross-cutting duties across the Bank.
The position holder will be expected to establish a team of specialists to advance various strategic business initiatives, with a focus on special purpose funds and facilities; provide direction to ensure implementation of new strategic business initiatives; participate in quarterly reviews to monitor effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; assist Management in the strategic repositioning of the Bank in line with the new Corporate Plan; review and strengthen business processes and undertake periodic assessment.
Job Specifications:
  • A Masters degree in banking, finance or investments; specialized training in investments, finance and strategic management/ strategic research is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 15 years of diverse international experience in banking and finance, including development finance and investment funds with a minimum of 5 years cross-cutting management experience in the areas of corporate management and business operations;
  • A minimum of 5 years regional and/or international multilateral institution experience, involving the management of complexity across countries, sovereigns, the public-private nexus and the establishment/operationalization of international funds at a strategic and management level;
  • In-depth operational experience in eastern and southern Africa, ideally with substantive on the ground experience in multiple countries is an added advantage;
  • Strong financial and credit analysis skills in development/ project / corporate finance;
  • Strong business acumen with experience in strategy formulation and execution and institution building;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to manage a diverse team of managers and specialists;
  • Strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
Interested applicants are invited to visit our website ( for a detailed job profile.
Applications should include a resume, passport size photo, contact address and names and addresses of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Inquiries should be sent to
Applications can be sent directly to the above e-mail address or to the following physical address, on or before 6th March 2013:
The Director, Human Resources and Administration
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development (PTA Bank)
Bishop’s Road, NSSF Complex 22nd Floor
P. O. Box 48596 00-100
Nairobi, Kenya

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity. We believe in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. 

We are now recruiting for the following positions in Tanzania:
Project Manager, Resilience
The Project Manager, Resilience will be responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of the BBC Media Action project on building resilience to the effects of climate change (Radio for Resilience).

Reporting to the Senior Projects Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the overall delivery of the project; in particular ensuring the project meets its objectives, constantly strives to learn, monitor and improve based on impact data and is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standards.

Person Specification:
Fluent in English and Kiswahili, the Project Manager will have at least 3 years’ experience in international development, including project planning and management.
They will have experience in managing budgets, drafting project documents and managing project cycles. 

Knowledge of the media sector and its role in development and of resilience and climate change is a distinct advantage.
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to:, with the name of the position applied for in the subject line by end of Friday, 15th March, 2012. 

Please do not send certificates or other attachments.
Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. 

Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The full job descriptions for these positions can be downloaded at: 

BTL, a faith-based organisation involved in Bible translation, literacy, language and community development is seeking to recruit Four Highly motivated born again Christians with demonstrated spiritual maturity and a calling to serve. 

They must possess excellent inter-personal and communication skill, strong analytical skills, proactive and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Linguistics Assistant
3 Vacancies (Tugen, Chonyi and Upper Pokomo)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Basic linguistic work for the respective language,
  • Community mobilization and creating awareness about the work of Bible translation and language development,
  • Work closely with a Bible Translation Steering committee, the Local Church, Local Community and other relevant Stakeholders.
  • A bachelor’s degree in linguistics. A diploma in linguistics, translation, or any other related field with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Excellent speaker and knowledge of the language,
  • Excellent mobilization skills,
  • Excellent report writing and computer skills,
  • Good research skills.
NB: Kindly specify the language group for which you are applying for.

IT Support Assistant
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent,
  • Certification in M.C.S.E or CCNA or equivalent,
  • Proven skills in designing, implementing and supporting a LAN and WAN,
  • Experience in helpdesk management, troubleshooting and resolving user problems,
  • Knowledge in network administration and maintenance,
  • Proven skills in hardware maintenance,
  • Experience in installing, configuring and maintaining workstations, servers and windows operating systems,
  • Skilled in implementation and maintaining backups and security systems,
  • Working knowledge and experience in antivirus software installation and monitoring,
  • Skilled in management of email system,
  • Ability to conduct training assessment needs and training users accordingly.
Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social and Church), Office and mobile telephone contacts for both applicant and referees be e-mailed (Preferred) or posted to reach the under mentioned by 8th March 2013
Human Resources Manager,
Bible Translation and Literacy,
P.O Box 44456 - 00100
Or email:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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