Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
 
Chief Executive Officer for South – South Centre
 
Preamble
 
The Government through the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 has set up a South – South Centre in Nairobi. 

The Centre will coordinate and promote all South-South and Triangular Cooperation activities in Kenya; promote policy mainstreaming of South-South Cooperation; provide advice to the Government on potential links that could be established with other programmes and initiatives within and without the region/sub region. 

The Centre is also expected to cooperate with other international organizations and governments with the aim of identifying technical cooperation projects under bilateral and multilateral arrangements. 

The Ministry is seeking a competent Chief Executive Officer for the Centre.
 
Terms of Reference
 
The Chief executive Officer’s main responsibilities will be to provide strategic leadership and guide the operations of the centre. 

Specifically, the Chief executive Officer shall:
  • Develop and recommend to the Board the Long Term Strategy, Business Plans, and Annual Operating Budgets.
  • Implementation Board policies and programmes by providing strategic leadership and effective management for the Centre.
  • Coordinate and promote all South-South and Triangular cooperation activities and act as a clearing house for South- South engagements in Kenya.
  • Promote economic development through a systematic exchange of information, skills, knowledge, technical know-how and best practices.
  • Promote a vibrant private sector with links to other high profile private sectors in emerging and developing economies.
  • Provide leadership and management of the Centre and other resources
  • Mobilize resources and build capacity for the Centre.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate monitoring and evaluation system for the South – South centre activities.
  • Act as the Secretary to the Board.
Qualification and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in any development related discipline from a recognized university with a bias in regional and international cooperation.
  • Minimum of 15 years professional experience on development and regional and international cooperation.
  • Experience in working with government and development partners
  • Understanding of the concept and operating mechanisms of south-south cooperation.
  • Experience in linking national development planning, trade and economic cooperation with the south – South and triangular cooperation.
  • Ability to conceptualize problems and to identify and implement solutions expeditiously.
  • Ability to proactively seek and recommend sound policy initiatives.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Adequate computer literacy.
Terms and Conditions: The successful applicant for this job will serve on a three year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Salary: The salary will be competitive and negotiable.
 
Applicants to submit the following documents
  1. Application letter with copies of certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Names of three referees and their contacts.
  4. Day time telephone number.
All applications should reach the undersigned on or before 31th March, 2013
 
To be addressed to:
 
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of State for Planning,
National Development and Vision 2030
P.O Box 30005 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Or hand delivered to Treasury Building, 3rd Floor, Room 303

New Employment Opportunities in the Western Region

Our client, the fastest growing steel producer in East Africa, will shortly be opening a 300,000 ton, state-of-the-art integrated steel plant in Awasi - the first of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa - creating hundreds of new jobs for Kenyans in the western region. 

Vacancies exist for the following categories of personnel:
 
- Chemists
 
- Mechanical Engineers
 
- Electrical Engineers
 
- Fitters
 
- Welders
 
- Storekeepers
 
- Plant Accountants
 
Suitably qualified candidates, preferably with steel industry experience, should apply by sending copies of their CVs to mikeholtham@gmail.com by not later than Friday 15th March.

Please do not send scanned copies of other documents such as trade certificates and academic qualifications, original copies of which should instead be presented at interview.

Mike Holtham and Associates
Business and Organisation Development
in Africa and the Middle East
“Let our challenge be your solution”

AMREF Flying Doctors is a not for profit company, wholly owned by AMREF, the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. 

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. 

For more information, visit AMREF’s website www.amref.org
 
Based in Nairobi, AMREF Flying Doctors provides Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally. 

With up to 800 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level. 

The income generated supports AMREF’s work, in particularly the Outreach Programme and Charity Evacuations. 

For more information, visit the website www.flydoc.org
 
We are seeking to fill the following vacancy at AMREF Flying Doctors.
 
Financial Accountant
 
Ref: AFD/002/2013

Stationed in Nairobi, the position reports to the Finance Manager. 

With delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties;
  • Prepare timely and accurate general ledger reconciled company financial statements on a monthly basis, including commentary on performance
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal controls systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Ensure that all payments are backed by valid contracts/purchase orders, including coordination with respective user and procurement departments in order to ensure financial discipline and internal controls over all payments
  • Assist in preparation of revenue and functional budgets, monitor and control costs to maintain budget
  • Extend support to all Auditors wherever required, in order to ensure timely and satisfactory completion of all audit and reviews
  • Participates in the development of accounting policies
  • Moderate performance within the group to manage and improve the performance levels
  • Actively support the management in order to assist in managerial decision making
Qualifications & competencies:
 
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or business administration or related field and CPA (K) or ACCA. 

S/he should have five years progressive experience in a busy finance and accounting function in a commercial organisation; experience in use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) e.g. SUN or SAP; proficiency in MS Suite and knowledge of databases e.g. SQL is an added advantage. Should have good knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards; possess team leadership skills, have good communication, planning and organizing skills, maintain accountability and be technology savvy.
 
This is a challenging opportunity and interested candidates should quote reference number in the subject matter and send CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work related referees, to Human Resources Officer, AMREF Flying Doctors by email to vacancies@flydoc.org. 

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, 15th March 2013. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
AMREF Flying Doctors is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
 
P.O Box 18617- 00500 Nairobi, 

Tel +254 (0) 20 699 2000 

Fax +254 (0) 20 344 170

Website: www.flydoc.org

An Australian based company is looking for a Web Designer, a Programmer and a Copywriter to be part of an IT Team that will operate out of Webuye, Bungoma in Western Kenya. 

Webuye is located approximately 1 hour from Eldoret, Kisumu and the Ugandan border.

The IT Team will be primarily involved in providing off-shore IT services including:
  • Programming support;
  • Database development;
  • Website design, build, operate & maintain;
  • Website marketing (including Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)); and
  • Improving usability and conversion rates on e-commerce websites
Programmer

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with graphic designers to build online applications using web 2.0 application programming languages, eg. Ruby on Rails
  • Provide written status reports when requested
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in IT (ability to demonstrate significant programming experience may be considered)
  • 3 years experience with web application programming including: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Javascript, AJAX, XML and PHP,
  • Basic design of web pages using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Exposure to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Understands the principles of software development life-cycle, including the agile development methodology
  • Can demonstrate well written project reports in English
  • Ability to setup and maintain linux servers, eg. Ubuntu server, centos and Redhat
  • Knowledgeable in relational database technologies, including MySQL
  • Can demonstrate ability to learn new technologies and grasp new concepts quickly
Web Designer

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with copy writers and programmers to design, build, operate and maintain websites
  • Provide written status reports when requested
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in IT or 3 years industry experience
  • Experienced with CSS3 and HTML5
  • Experience with a web Content Management System, eg. WordPress and Drupal
  • Experience with graphic design applications (eg, Photoshop) and a web design application (eg Dreamweaver or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate experience working closely with web application programmers using modern web 2.0 design
  • Web site and usability design
  • SEO exposure
  • Show a excellent sense of style and modern design (portfolio of work required with application)
Copywriter

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with web designers to provide and support them with written content for websites
  • Research and develop web-articles on a wide range of topics in support of e-businesses
  • Develop and support business marketing function with advertisements
  • Edit articles for publication
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in Journalism or equivalent (eg Mass Communication, Media)
  • Exposure to Web-Site development will be highly rated
  • Published a number of web-site articles highly rated
  • Excellent written English
  • Computer literate
All applicants must be proactive and be able to work with minimal supervision and guidance and have the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest, reliable and responsible
  • Have a strong ability to meet agreed deadlines
  • Be customer focused
  • Be able to work shifts when required to talk to overseas customers
  • Be well spoken and have sound writing skills in English
The successful applicants will be awarded above average base salary and significant bonuses based on performance. 

IT Graduates are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates who believe they can fulfill the criteria above are invited to send a job application to the HR Manager at yangohr@yangoweb.com by Monday 11th March 2013.
 
Please include a:
  • CV
  • Grade Transcript
  • Portfolio demonstrating some of your relevant work (and/or degree assignments) and
  • at least 2 references
Any queries can be sent to the email above

Job Title: Software Developer
 
Reports To: Corporate DBA & Developer
 
Location: Mombasa
 
Job Purpose
 
Responsible for developing program logic for new applications and analyzing and modifying logic in existing applications system.
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Application programming and Maintenance
  • Define and create conceptual and infrastructural solutions while factoring in business requirements
  • Ensure innovative and standard quality services are implemented
Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Oracle Certification in OCP (DBA Track) and OCP (Developer Track)
Experience
  • Developer Track specialization
  • A minimum of 4 years working experience in IT with Knowledge with Oracle Forms/Reports 10g, Oracle, Database Management
Other attributes:
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with good communication skills
  • Commercial and industry awareness
Submission
 
Candidates meeting the required qualifications and skills should send;
 
1) Letter of Application
 
2) Copies of academic qualifications
 
3) A detailed resume including 3 (three) relevant referees to 

it.vacancy@spedaginterfreight.com
 
Send applications before 15th March, 2013
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.




USAID East Africa Trade Hub Program
 
Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is seeking a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded regional trade facilitation project.

The project is expected to increase international competitiveness, regional trade, and food security in the East African region. 

The project will support national and regional bodies as they collaborate to facilitate intraregional trade and improve economic integration. 

Expected specific activities include harmonization of regional trade policies, support to East Africa Community (EAC), and linking regional suppliers to US markets to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Qualifications for chief of party:
  • Advanced degree in economics, international trade, business administration, agriculture or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in international development, preferably in trade, agriculture, or economic growth
  • Proven track record managing large complex projects in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably for a donor funded project
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide overall results-driven project leadership, management, and technical direction
Application Instructions:
 
Send electronic submissions to: 

EastAfricaTradeCOP@chemonics.com 

by March 22, 2013, indicating “Chief of Party” in the subject line. 

No telephone inquiries, please.

Finalists will be contacted.

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