Kenya Youth Empowerment Project

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body for the Private Sector in Kenya, has been tasked by the Government of Kenya with the implementation of Training and Internship Component of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP).

KYEP is a Government of Kenya Project funded by the World Bank with an overall objective of increasing employability of youth in Kenya.

The Component provides training, private sector internships and workplace experience to youth of 15 – 29 years of age. KEPSA is seeking to appoint a Data Officer, initially on a one-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance, availability of funds and project needs.

Data Officer

(Ref. No.: DO-004-2013)

Reporting to the KYEP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Data Officer will be expected to prepare monthly/quarterly reports or any other report on a need basis.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

In coordination with the respective Line Officers under Training and Internship and with the technical oversight from the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Data Officer will be responsible for the following:
Providing support in data collection, data entry, data cleaning, data storage , and reporting in liaison with PMU staff for both paper based and Management Information System (MIS) established at KEPSA;
Providing support to the Training and Internship Officers in data management;
Data entry into the MIS established at KEPSA in collaboration with the respective PMU staff;
In liaison with the Training Officer, ensure timely upload of the data into the MIS and generation of reports as may be required;
Verification of the soft copy and hardcopy data received from the various Training Consultants and Employers for consistency and proper record management;
Ensure that all project data is backed up remotely on weekly basis;
In liaison with the respective line officers provide monthly/quarterly reports; and
To carry out any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate MUST possess the following minimum academic qualifications and experience:
At least a University degree in Applied Statistics, Management Information Systems/Information Technology; or Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies or any other relevant degree from a recognized University.
At least three (3) years proven post-qualification/professional experience in data entry and database management and reporting.
Demonstrable knowledge of information systems and the role data role within an organization; and
Proven experience working with Microsoft Dynamics an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address and providing details of current and expected remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Friday 5th April, 2013.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

The Human Resources and Administration Officer
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P O Box 3556 – 00100, Nairobi
Or Email: kyep@kepsa.or.ke
Pan Africa Christian University, a Chartered Private University, is seeking to fill the following positions.

Applicants must be born again and active members of a local Church.

Senior Lecturer in Communication (1 Post)
Senior Lecturer in Community Development. (1 Post)

Job Purpose:

For the two positions, each candidate will ensure the effective administration and academic success of the Department, in consultation with the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Overseeing the development and implementation of the curriculum
Providing the required leadership to the Department
Formulate the Department budget
Development of syllabi and teaching personnel
Supervision of teaching and learning in the department
Coordinate the Quality Assurance process at the department level
Promote scholarship through publications, Departmental lecturers, research, consultancy and seminars
Student mentorship and advising
Recommend books for Library acquisitions
Carry out such academic responsibilities as may be required by the Vice Chancellor or the DVC-Academic Affairs, from time to time
Minimum Requirements:
Relevant PhD Degree in the relevant area or related field
Active interest in scholarship, transmission of knowledge and research
Must have published in refereed journals.
Applicants must have proven experience in research.
Minimum five (5) years working experience as a lecturer in a University.
Understand and adhere to the PACU Statement of Faith
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrate leadership ability
Be computer literate
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, kindly send your application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae to The Director, Finance & Administration, Pan Africa Christian University, P.O. Box 56875-00200 NAIROBI or email to jobs@pacuniversity.ac.ke not later than
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PAC University, a chartered Christian university seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the following position;

Marketing & Business Development Officer

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the overall responsibility will be to steer the formulation and implementation of sustainable marketing and business strategies and initiatives that will make PAC University self-supporting.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, formulate and review and implement marketing & business policies & strategies that can optimize benefits to the University.
Develop and execute marketing plans and programmes, both short & long term, to ensure the profit growth and expansion of PACU.
Research, analyse and monitor financial, technological and demographic factors so that market opportunities may be capitalized and the effect of competitive activity minimized.
Explore potential commercial business opportunities.
Prepare and present regular reports on the marketing and business status.
Generate and share market intelligence on competition.
Conduct market surveys to ensure that PACU positions itself in the market.
Ensure that all the marketing materials are available for the exercise.
Co-ordinating marketing activities.
Carry out promotion activities with a view of increasing demand for PACU programmes.
Timely preparation of reports
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in commerce or business related discipline, with a concentration in Marketing.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration with specialization in marketing management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Aggressive team player with excellent managerial, organization and interpersonal skills.
Communication, report writing, response to customer enquiries and complaints and negotiation skills are a must.
ICT skills.
Must be a member of a recognized professional body.
Minimum five (5) years working experience at senior level preferably in a University.
Demonstrated track record in developing and implementing business and market strategies.
Result oriented individual willing to work long hours, some weekends and public holidays
Must be a born again Christian and an active member of a local church.
Must be willing to adhere to PACU statement of Faith.
Ability to interpret trends, define problems, conceptualize solutions and convert to practical applications.
Proven ability to make presentations to small and large groups.
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees, to reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Director for Finance and Administration,
Pan Africa Christian University,
P. O. Box 56875 – 00200, Nairobi.
E-mail: jobs@pacuniversity.ac.ke
A leading Printing and Packaging company with more than 30yrs in business and a workforce of 150 employees requires;

Sales Executives

We are seeking experienced and self- motivated individuals to strengthen the existing team in selling printed materials both on Litho printing and Gravure printing for the domestic, regional and international clientele.

Requirements:
Working experience in a printing company
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Self-motivated outgoing and able to work with minimum supervision
Valid Driving license
Good understanding of the market and the market trends
Proven client base serviced from a similar company
The position attracts an attractive salary, commissions, bonus and a competitive package for the qualified persons.

Graphic Designers
Age limit below 40 years
Complete skills in Photoshop / Illustrator/ Corel draw / Quark express/ Designer of PC/Mac format
Work experience of 2 years and above
Fully conversant in English and Kiswahlli
if your back ground, experience and competencies match the above criteria, send your application with detailed CV/Photograph/ Copies of academic and professional certificates and potential client list (For Sales Persons Only) indicating your mobile telephone numbers and email address so as to reach us on or before 18th April 2013

DN/A No. 1476
P.O Box 49010 - 00100
Nairobi q
Chief Executive Officer
Our client, a medium size Sacco based in Nairobi with a nationwide membership of over 2,800 is seeking to recruit a qualified, dynamic, self-motivated and result oriented individual to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the holder of the position will have the following duties and responsibilities;
Overall oversight of the operations of the Sacco
Implementing policies on behalf of the Board.
Ensuring efficient allocation and management of Human Resources and other resources
Developing investment Strategies and advising the Board on the same.
Product Development and evaluation to ensure that the society achieves maximum return.
Ensuring that proper Internal Controls are in place.
Ensuring proper Books of Accounts are kept and maintained.
Executing the Sacco’s Strategic Plan
Qualifications
Business related degree from a recognized university or Diploma in Co–operative Management with 10 years’ working experience
CPA (K) or its equivalent
At least 35 years of age.
At least 3 years’ experience in a managerial or supervisory position
A proven track record in Sacco Management
Qualified applicants should send their applications and detailed CVs by 3rd April 2013 to the email address below. Please quote your Current Salary and Expected Salary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Head
Co-op Consultancy and Insurance Agency Ltd
Email: co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke
Deputy Director of Operations, Somalia

Sector: Operations
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities.

The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.

Scope of Work

The IRC Somalia country program is looking for a Deputy Director Operations (DDO), to lead and ensure efficient support systems within the country team and includes functions of administration, logistics, IT and human resources.

The DDO will be responsible for ensuring that all the necessary systems, policies and procedures are rolled out and implemented by the relevant staff in all program areas.

The position reports to the Country Director, Somalia and will work closely with the Deputy Director, Programs and Security Manager for Somalia.

The position is based in Nairobi with at least 50% travel to office sites in Somalia.

With the improving security situation in Somalia and increasing accessibility of many areas, the position may be asked to spend more time inside Somalia.

The position will line manage the Operations Coordinator, Field Coordinators for 3 Somalia field sites and oversees other operation team members.

Specific Responsibilities

Ensure quality field office support and operations policy compliance
Develop, update, roll out and ensure implementation of all operations (logistics, HR, IT, admin) policies within the country program in line with IRC policies (international and country specific) as well as donor guidelines
Undertake regular internal reviews to assess implementation of the policies and report any concerns to the Country Director and establish mechanisms to address the same
Make sure that the organizational staff code of conduct ‘the IRC Way’ (Integrity, Service and Accountability) is rolled out and observed by all staff. Organize regular orientation and reviews within the team on the same
Organize an operation team workshop every 4 months bringing the teams together to discuss on issues, train and build a sense of team work
Undertake regular field visits (at least 50% time) to the field sites and support the teams through training, monitoring of activities and identifying and addressing any concerns
Assess the operation team structure for the overall country program and propose changes in order to ensure effective operation functions
Coordinate with the Security Manager to establish specific recommendations regarding security system strengthening at field sites and work with the Field Coordinators to ensure these recommendations are implemented
Participate in development of the Somalia country strategic plan and contribute towards implementation of the same
Closely monitor the issue of cost effectiveness within the country program and suggest/ implement measures to achieve cost effective operations
Lead in efficient operations systems within the country office
Develop operation team strategic plans for the country program and implement the same
Develop annual operation budgets for the country program and constantly review the same against funding and identify gaps
Support and lead operations assessments for new program areas within Somalia
Lead in setting up operations in new field sites- assess needs, recruitment of staff, establishment of control framework, and monitoring
Establish and implement strong internal controls within the country program working closely with the finance controller
Ensure that all operation functions are geared towards quality program support and timely response on needs
Work with the program team to establish procurement schedule for donor grants
Provide operation reports as necessary for development of donor reports
Ensure quality management of all assets and inventory within the country program
Undertake regular prequalification exercises for the country program- Nairobi and field sites and establish a transparent, fast and cost effective procurement system
Participate in various meetings to develop understanding and provide recommendations to the program team- project development meetings, monthly budget vs actual review meetings, grants opening and closing meetings etc
Oversee recruitment within the country program making sure that the process
Lead in undertaking annual salary surveys for staff and advice the CD for relevant salary changes/ increment for staff
Ensure that staff performance management within the country program is done keeping the organizational guidelines
Develop and share reports related to operations unit- monthly HR and procurement reports for submission to the regional office; weekly procurement and recruitment reports for the country program
Ensure that all staff (international and national) staff are aware of the various policies developed within the country program and are adhering to the same
Quality operation team at Nairobi and Somalia offices
Identify staff training and development needs and develop plans to provide the same through internal and external resources
Oversee performance of all operation staff within the country program and work with the direct reports and other supervisors to address the same through training, performance improvement plans and disciplinary action as necessary
Person Requirements
Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree in a related field preferred
At least 8 years relevant and progressive professional experience in an international organisation
Previous experience working in emergency or post-conflict contexts
Knowledge of standard procedures and policies relevant to INGOs and donors regulations (ECHO, USAID, UN, DFID)
Solid organizational skills, ability to be flexible & work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment
Ability to negotiate and operate in a complex and dynamic environment of Somalia without compromising IRC and humanitarian values
Willingness to travel and spend significant (at least 50% or more) time inside Somalia is a critical requirement
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Somali language skills a distinct advantage
Knowledge of computer applications and databases relevant to HR and logistics operations
To apply: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1
Finance Controller

Sector: Finance
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Description

Scope of work

The Financial Controller has overall policy and management responsibility for the finance and accounting functions within the Somalia country program.

The Finance Controller’s responsibilities include ensuring policy compliance and controls, field office support, staff training and capacity building, management of finance functions, treasury and budget functions.

The finance controller has a responsibility of working with various local and international sub grantees and partners.

The position will supervise and oversee about 10 finance staff in Nairobi and Somalia offices.

Specific Responsibilities

Ensuring finance policy compliance
Ensure that the country office finance functions are in line with the IRC global finance policy and established organizational practices
Ensure that donor rules and regulations are adhered to in finance management of specific projects
Establish and implement Somalia specific finance systems, and guidelines
Work closely with the Country Director to discuss on finance management policies and provide timely advice on any issues related to compliance, fraud, under or over spending of project grants and finance staffing issues
Closely look at the issue of cost effectiveness and provide recommendations and guidance to the management team
Understand and share information related to local government (throughout Somalia) statutory requirements related to financial issues and ensures compliance with tax regulations and any other legal requirements
Establishing effective internal finance controls
Ensure that established internal control systems for IRC are in place. Review on effective implementation of these systems regularly and reporting any discrepancies to the Country Director
Oversees the protection of the country’s assets (cash, inventory, NEP) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures
Ensure that the authorization matrix for the country program is updated and approvals are in line with the matrix
Review should include the allocation of salaries based on timesheets, and an overall assessment of the general controls that are in place, provide recommendations if necessary.
Document in-country policies regarding advances and maximum cash balances and general cash and banking situation in the Country Office
Review for adequacy and reasonableness, the documentation for delineating authority for approving transactions, procurements, disbursements
Ensure that authorized signatory list and bank information forms are regularly updated and hardcopies are on file
Identify requirements for and develop reporting formats to aid in the management of IRC Somalia program operations and grant expenditures.
Undertake internal control audits, report the same and in discussion with the CD, initiate actions necessary to correct any internal control weaknesses.
Facilitate and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits
Use the Field Office Monitoring Checklist (FOMC) as a tool to ensure effective finance function at field offices
Documentation- ensure that all relevant finance documents are appropriately filed (soft and print copy), ensuring quality referencing for the filed documents, safety of the documents
Field office support
Establish and implement practices to ensure efficient and seamless support and coordination with the field offices
Undertake regular field office visits in order to support, guide and monitor implementation of internal controls, identify support needs, and train finance and non finance staff
Use the Field Office Monitoring Checklist (FOMC) as a tool to ensure effective finance function at field offices
Monitor program activities in line with donor proposals and share observations with the concerned team members
Undertake monitoring of the partner organizations and provide training on IRC and donor guidelines
Ensure that cash transfers to the field offices are taking place and any challenges are communicated and addressed
Undertake quality finance reporting and documentation
Provide monthly financial reports as stipulated with the IRC Finance Manual- ensuring integrity of information and explanations, and timely submission
Prepare and submit donor reports as and when necessary- ensuring reporting in the due format of the donors, accuracy of information and timely submission
Analyse finance information to generate information on overall finance management issues- i.e. spending trends, operation vs program costs, funding gaps, funding pipeline analysis for 2-3 years etc
Ensure timely preparation of various monthly finance reports for the country program and provide the same for approval of the Country Director. The reports include- trial Balance, collate bank statements, monthly financial grants summary, monthly grants tracking sheet, monthly reconciliation file etc
Prepare monthly budget vs actual (BVA) report for all donor grants and share the same with senior management team. Participate in BVA review meetings and share any observations and recommendations
Update the operating budget for the country program on an ongoing basis specifically highlighting issues around over and under budgets, funding gaps for specific field sites and positions or costs, and share recommendations
Perform accounting and finance management functions
In compliance with IRC policy, establish country policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and foreign currency holdings.
Ensure the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the country’s foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses.
Liabilities – Severance/Accounts Payable/Taxes Payable- ensure that the IRC severance policy is not in conflict with local labor laws; ensure that items in accounts payable relate to open grants; discuss the office methodology for accrual and payment of taxes to ensure it is in compliance with local law.
Supervises all country office bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates.
Design, implement, and monitor systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered into and which obligate IRC to future spending.
Supervise the preparation of Cash Transfer Requests to New York and ensures that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate grant implementation.
Use the SUN finance software in performing various finance functions- reporting to the IRC head office, coding of expenses, information consolidation and reporting
Preparation of project budgets for donor grants
Preparation and revision of program and grant proposals and budgets in line with donor guidelines, and IRC and donor formats
Keep the country operating budget as a reference in development of grants budgets
Guide finance and non finance staff in preparation of grant budgets and review the same
Review and finalise partner grant budgets ensuring cost effectiveness, clarity of budgets
Quality finance staff Management
Supervise and oversee all finance staff within the country program- Nairobi and field offices (10 staff)
Ensure regular training of the staff on compliance issues and monitor performance
Organize a finance workshop (every 4 months) for all finance team and
Advice the CD on finance staffing issues for the country program, including issues of non performance, staffing gaps, training needs etc
Identify capacity building needs for the finance staff and ensure their participation in relevant training
Undertake regular training and orientation of the non finance staff on issues such as preparation of budgets, BVA report analysis and monitoring of spending
Person Requirements
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance from a recognized institution or a Masters degree in Accounting
Minimum five years of experience at a senior supervisory level (finance functions) with international organizations
Experience with donor (ECHO, USAID, DFID, UN etc) regulations, budgets and reporting requirements
Experience in overseeing budgets above USD 5 million
Demonstrated experience in working with computerized accounting systems preferably in SUN, standard spreadsheet and database programs
Willingness and ability to undertake field travel to Somalia and spend quality time monitoring operations
Must be a patient and excellent communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages and background.
Must be sincerely committed to staff coaching, training and mentorship, with demonstrated success in this area.
Knowledge and background of Somalia and Somali language will be a distinct advantage
International allowances are not available for this position.

The position is based in Nairobi and the position holder must spend at least 25% of his/ her time inside Somalia supporting programs and teams at field sites. Persons who are unable to commit to this are requested not to apply.

To apply: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1
Finance Controller

Sector: Finance
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Description

Scope of work

The Financial Controller has overall policy and management responsibility for the finance and accounting functions within the Somalia country program.

The Finance Controller’s responsibilities include ensuring policy compliance and controls, field office support, staff training and capacity building, management of finance functions, treasury and budget functions.

The finance controller has a responsibility of working with various local and international sub grantees and partners.

The position will supervise and oversee about 10 finance staff in Nairobi and Somalia offices.

Specific Responsibilities

Ensuring finance policy compliance
Ensure that the country office finance functions are in line with the IRC global finance policy and established organizational practices
Ensure that donor rules and regulations are adhered to in finance management of specific projects
Establish and implement Somalia specific finance systems, and guidelines
Work closely with the Country Director to discuss on finance management policies and provide timely advice on any issues related to compliance, fraud, under or over spending of project grants and finance staffing issues
Closely look at the issue of cost effectiveness and provide recommendations and guidance to the management team
Understand and share information related to local government (throughout Somalia) statutory requirements related to financial issues and ensures compliance with tax regulations and any other legal requirements
Establishing effective internal finance controls
Ensure that established internal control systems for IRC are in place. Review on effective implementation of these systems regularly and reporting any discrepancies to the Country Director
Oversees the protection of the country’s assets (cash, inventory, NEP) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures
Ensure that the authorization matrix for the country program is updated and approvals are in line with the matrix
Review should include the allocation of salaries based on timesheets, and an overall assessment of the general controls that are in place, provide recommendations if necessary.
Document in-country policies regarding advances and maximum cash balances and general cash and banking situation in the Country Office
Review for adequacy and reasonableness, the documentation for delineating authority for approving transactions, procurements, disbursements
Ensure that authorized signatory list and bank information forms are regularly updated and hardcopies are on file
Identify requirements for and develop reporting formats to aid in the management of IRC Somalia program operations and grant expenditures.
Undertake internal control audits, report the same and in discussion with the CD, initiate actions necessary to correct any internal control weaknesses.
Facilitate and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits
Use the Field Office Monitoring Checklist (FOMC) as a tool to ensure effective finance function at field offices
Documentation- ensure that all relevant finance documents are appropriately filed (soft and print copy), ensuring quality referencing for the filed documents, safety of the documents
Field office support
Establish and implement practices to ensure efficient and seamless support and coordination with the field offices
Undertake regular field office visits in order to support, guide and monitor implementation of internal controls, identify support needs, and train finance and non finance staff
Use the Field Office Monitoring Checklist (FOMC) as a tool to ensure effective finance function at field offices
Monitor program activities in line with donor proposals and share observations with the concerned team members
Undertake monitoring of the partner organizations and provide training on IRC and donor guidelines
Ensure that cash transfers to the field offices are taking place and any challenges are communicated and addressed
Undertake quality finance reporting and documentation
Provide monthly financial reports as stipulated with the IRC Finance Manual- ensuring integrity of information and explanations, and timely submission
Prepare and submit donor reports as and when necessary- ensuring reporting in the due format of the donors, accuracy of information and timely submission
Analyse finance information to generate information on overall finance management issues- i.e. spending trends, operation vs program costs, funding gaps, funding pipeline analysis for 2-3 years etc
Ensure timely preparation of various monthly finance reports for the country program and provide the same for approval of the Country Director. The reports include- trial Balance, collate bank statements, monthly financial grants summary, monthly grants tracking sheet, monthly reconciliation file etc
Prepare monthly budget vs actual (BVA) report for all donor grants and share the same with senior management team. Participate in BVA review meetings and share any observations and recommendations
Update the operating budget for the country program on an ongoing basis specifically highlighting issues around over and under budgets, funding gaps for specific field sites and positions or costs, and share recommendations
Perform accounting and finance management functions
In compliance with IRC policy, establish country policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and foreign currency holdings.
Ensure the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the country’s foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses.
Liabilities – Severance/Accounts Payable/Taxes Payable- ensure that the IRC severance policy is not in conflict with local labor laws; ensure that items in accounts payable relate to open grants; discuss the office methodology for accrual and payment of taxes to ensure it is in compliance with local law.
Supervises all country office bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates.
Design, implement, and monitor systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered into and which obligate IRC to future spending.
Supervise the preparation of Cash Transfer Requests to New York and ensures that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate grant implementation.
Use the SUN finance software in performing various finance functions- reporting to the IRC head office, coding of expenses, information consolidation and reporting
Preparation of project budgets for donor grants
Preparation and revision of program and grant proposals and budgets in line with donor guidelines, and IRC and donor formats
Keep the country operating budget as a reference in development of grants budgets
Guide finance and non finance staff in preparation of grant budgets and review the same
Review and finalise partner grant budgets ensuring cost effectiveness, clarity of budgets
Quality finance staff Management
Supervise and oversee all finance staff within the country program- Nairobi and field offices (10 staff)
Ensure regular training of the staff on compliance issues and monitor performance
Organize a finance workshop (every 4 months) for all finance team and
Advice the CD on finance staffing issues for the country program, including issues of non performance, staffing gaps, training needs etc
Identify capacity building needs for the finance staff and ensure their participation in relevant training
Undertake regular training and orientation of the non finance staff on issues such as preparation of budgets, BVA report analysis and monitoring of spending
Person Requirements
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance from a recognized institution or a Masters degree in Accounting
Minimum five years of experience at a senior supervisory level (finance functions) with international organizations
Experience with donor (ECHO, USAID, DFID, UN etc) regulations, budgets and reporting requirements
Experience in overseeing budgets above USD 5 million
Demonstrated experience in working with computerized accounting systems preferably in SUN, standard spreadsheet and database programs
Willingness and ability to undertake field travel to Somalia and spend quality time monitoring operations
Must be a patient and excellent communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages and background.
Must be sincerely committed to staff coaching, training and mentorship, with demonstrated success in this area.
Knowledge and background of Somalia and Somali language will be a distinct advantage
International allowances are not available for this position.

The position is based in Nairobi and the position holder must spend at least 25% of his/ her time inside Somalia supporting programs and teams at field sites. Persons who are unable to commit to this are requested not to apply.

To apply: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1
Job Title: Business Development Manager (I.T Solutions)

Reporting To: Head of Sales and dotted line to Head of Consultancy.

Job Purpose

To identify and generate opportunities for new and repeat sales of Sage Pastel Software, SharePoint and related software implementation, training and support contracts.

Sales of I.T. infrastructure and support like MS Windows, Small Business Server, Exchange Server, Security and annual maintenance contracts.

Key Accountabilities
Generating new leads
Identify marketing/sales avenues
Pursuing on opportunities as per the company’s product/service offerings
Follow up on opportunities to convert them into sales (responsible for Pre-sales and Sales process)
Liaise with consultants for demos/technical queries of customers.
For HR Knowledge/Experience/Skills (This section is used to identify the overall expertise needed to perform the job to the required standards for example: Knowledge of specific procedures (e.g. computer systems and software for an IT programmer)
Experience in working with Microsoft packages the skills to apply computer knowledge, skills to work as part of a team)
Qualifications
Graduate preferably in a technical area like computer science, communications technology (management degree preferable)
Certifications in personal organization, sales, products like Microsoft software, Pastel etc. preferable.
Work Experience

At least 2 years sales experience with an I.T. company (especially solutions offering company rather than just selling hardware)

Knowledge
Good knowledge of hardware/software technologies
Upgrading market knowledge of above through various media.
Skills/Abilities
Flair for selling
Presentable personality
Good personal /time management / follow up skills
Very good interpersonal skills and ability to develop customer relationship
Self-motivated to achieve sales targets
Personality/Motivation
As described in last section
Circumstances
Generally required to work 8am to 5pm from Mon-Fri and 8am-1pm on Saturdays.
How to apply

To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
My client needs a Farm Assistant Manager / Agronomist to manage his farm.

He specializes in Fruits and Vegetables.

The candidate should have the following qualities;
Background as an Agronomist.
Have previous experience managing Green Houses (Even if its in internship)
Good knowledge of the agrochemicals.
Managerial skills.
Experience; we will consider even the ones who have completed their internship, 1 and above years.
Salary: Ksh 20,000

Ps; Suitable for all those who have completed their internship and looking for an entry level job, to gain more experience.

Email CV to MRiona165@gmail.com by 25th of March 2013
a christian organisation, requires a PA to the Senior Pastor with the following attributes:

A mature man

Computer Literate

Holds a good conduct certificate and has a driving license

Must have a certificate in Communication

A graduate

Born Again

Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March 2013.

Applications to sent to the following e-mail: info@kentrain.co.ke
Our client in the Parcel services Industry is in need of a Human Resources Generalist to assist in the setting up and management of a HR department.

Support the company on all matters related to employee relations.

The candidate should be innovative, energetic, trust worthy and have a good attitude with extensive knowledge in HR office.

Key Responsibilities
Form an organization structure
Job analysis and design
Forecast and planning skills
Succession planning capability
Remuneration and leave administration
Capable of doing Career development
Dealing with consultants and service providers
Employee relations management
Ability to design and implement a Communication strategy
Design Code of conduct, disciplinary procedure and Grievance resolution capability
Logistics management such as employee transportation
Orientation and on boarding of new employees
Coaching and mentoring
Incentives and rewards design and implementation
Can undertake a Balance scorecard, KPIs and SOPs
Ability to carry out Benchmarking
Good labour laws knowledge and experience.
Development and implementation of compensation and benefits policy
Reward system management (salary structure, grading system, bonus scheme)
Research and review of the company benefits scheme (medical, pension, life cover, other cash and non-cash benefits)
Retention programme
Compile monthly payroll
Custodian of job evaluation process in accordance to changes in the Company
Staff satisfaction survey and review
Manage and evaluation of the staff exit programme (retirement voluntary and normal , exit interviews)
Management of the HRIS system
Interpret and apply human resources policies, rules and regulations as well as standards and techniques
Identify needs for new or modified human resources policies, practices and reviews, and recommend amendments or actions accordingly as required
Responsible for managing the recruitment function
Managing the HR activities within the office
Responsible for the implementation of health and safety policies including safety
Develop training programs and contribute to the design or design company learning management system
Provide advice to staff and managers with respect to performance management issues;
Responsible for the implementation of performance management and reward system within the company
Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
University degree in Human Resource Management
Conversant with the Kenya labour laws
Skills in negotiation on (CBA’s) Collective Bargaining Agreements
HR officer conversant with hospital operations and unions
Management experience with at least 5 years relevant Human Resources experience
Training and experience utilizing computers and other HR software packages.
Fluency in both oral and written communication.
Good knowledge of HR policies, rules and procedures.
Good interviewing skills
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent customer relations
Flexible, empathy, energetic and ability to maintain confidentiality
Performance review methods and techniques
Staff training, development and recognition
Mentoring and coaching
An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures
Professional Qualifications
Post graduate Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
Accounting knowledge
Certificate of workplace counseling from a recognized institution added advantage
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Human resources management
Job descriptions
Performance review methods and techniques
Staff training, development and recognition
Mentoring and coaching
An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures
Conversant with employment laws
Skills

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
Supervisory skills
Team building skills
Problem solving skills
Good organization skills
Competences
Ability to keep abreast with the industry practices
Ladies are encouraged to apply.

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to resume@interviewupconsulting.com

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Position: Sales Manager

Company Profile: Our Client sells software solutions that enables Banks with internet and Mobile offerings to retail and Corporate Customers.

Overall Role Responsibility:

The main responsibility of the Sales Manager will be to identify competitive service strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations to eliminate the weaknesses.

Also of importance to this role is the creation of new business through contact with prospective customers in the assigned market and develop portfolios of prospective target accounts.

The Executive will also be expected to respond to customer enquiries, provide logistical solutions to customers, handle internal and external sales lead and assist in the preparation of regional RFQ’s and bids.

Required Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Business Management
8 years experience in sales and business development.
Proficient computer skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
Experience in Selling software solutions.
Gujarati / Hindi / French speaking will be an added advantage
Other skills that are necessary to successfully carry out duties are:
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Detail oriented with strong planning, organizational, project management and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills, including; writing, editing and presentation with prior proposal compilation experience
If you meet the minimum requirements, kindly forward your application and CV AS ATTACHMENT through email ONLY, CLEARLY INDICATING THE ROLE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ON THE SUBJECT LINE to recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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